Period
to 24 October 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for CCNA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 24 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
UK
6 months to
24 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 292 281 338
Rank change year-on-year -11 +57 +19
Contract jobs citing CCNA 240 794 809
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.75% 0.94% 0.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.07% 4.68% 4.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 532 480
Median daily rate £388 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -6.67% +14.94%
10th Percentile £174 £200 £200
90th Percentile £600 £538 £544
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 52 59
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +86.67% -26.23%
10th Percentile £17.68 £16.25 £12.20
90th Percentile £168.75 £52.25 £46.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £42.00 £21.75
% change year-on-year -4.76% +93.10% -32.56%

CCNA is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 7,806 16,957 19,201
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.52% 20.07% 18.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,720 10,411 11,350
Median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £282 £263 £246
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £415
% change year-on-year - +8.43% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 424 845 958
Median hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +44.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £15.40 £14.34 £12.55
90th Percentile £64.43 £59.41 £51.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -2.78% +44.00% -16.67%

CCNA
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing CCNA as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for CCNA in the UK

CCNA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing CCNA.

Daily rate trend for CCNA in the UK

CCNA
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing CCNA over the 6 months to 24 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for CCNA in the UK

CCNA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing CCNA.

Hourly rate trend for CCNA in the UK

CCNA
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing CCNA over the 6 months to 24 October 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for CCNA in the UK

CCNA
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCNA within the UK over the 6 months to 24 October 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -10 210 £394 +12.50% 117
UK excluding London +5 158 £350 - 112
London +95 66 £475 +28.38% 19
South East +41 37 £402 +14.71% 29
South West +86 35 £325 -13.33% 17
Midlands +52 34 £463 +32.14% 15
Work from Home -79 32 £500 +66.67% 11
West Midlands +57 23 £550 +41.03% 13
North of England +34 21 £178 -45.38% 31
East of England +37 15 £300 - 6
North West +28 15 £194 -44.64% 20
East Midlands +20 9 £275 -12.00% 2
Scotland +49 8 £425 +21.43% 12
Wales +21 8 £250 -23.08% 1
Yorkshire +64 6 £175 -38.05% 11

For the 6 months to 24 October 2020, IT contractor jobs citing CCNA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for CCNA.

1 240 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 179 (74.58%) Cisco
3 136 (56.67%) CCNP
4 92 (38.33%) Firewall
5 74 (30.83%) Security Cleared
6 66 (27.50%) WAN
7 65 (27.08%) LAN
8 46 (19.17%) VPN
9 44 (18.33%) VMware
10 42 (17.50%) Windows
11 41 (17.08%) ITIL
11 41 (17.08%) Microsoft
12 38 (15.83%) VoIP
12 38 (15.83%) Linux
13 37 (15.42%) SC Cleared
13 37 (15.42%) Public Sector
14 36 (15.00%) Network Security
14 36 (15.00%) Juniper
15 35 (14.58%) Cybersecurity
16 34 (14.17%) DV Cleared
17 33 (13.75%) BGP
17 33 (13.75%) DNS
18 32 (13.33%) CCIE
19 31 (12.92%) CISSP
20 30 (12.50%) Active Directory
20 30 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
21 29 (12.08%) OSPF
22 27 (11.25%) TCP/IP
22 27 (11.25%) Cisco Nexus
23 26 (10.83%) Data Centre

CCNA
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (3.33%) IIS
1 8 (3.33%) MS Exchange
2 4 (1.67%) Apache
2 4 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (0.83%) Apache Airflow
3 2 (0.83%) nginx
3 2 (0.83%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.42%) CMS
4 1 (0.42%) Confluence
4 1 (0.42%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.42%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (3.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (2.92%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.42%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 25 (10.42%) Azure
2 10 (4.17%) AWS
3 7 (2.92%) Office 365
4 5 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (2.08%) IaaS
5 4 (1.67%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (1.67%) GCP
5 4 (1.67%) PaaS
6 3 (1.25%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (1.25%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 3 (1.25%) SaaS
7 2 (0.83%) Amazon EKS
8 1 (0.42%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 92 (38.33%) Firewall
2 66 (27.50%) WAN
3 65 (27.08%) LAN
4 46 (19.17%) VPN
5 38 (15.83%) VoIP
6 36 (15.00%) Network Security
7 33 (13.75%) BGP
7 33 (13.75%) DNS
8 29 (12.08%) OSPF
9 27 (11.25%) Cisco Nexus
9 27 (11.25%) TCP/IP
10 23 (9.58%) Cisco ASA
10 23 (9.58%) DHCP
11 20 (8.33%) EIGRP
12 19 (7.92%) MPLS
13 18 (7.50%) IPsec
13 18 (7.50%) Wireless
14 16 (6.67%) Cisco ISE
14 16 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
15 15 (6.25%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (1.25%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.83%) Amazon Athena
2 2 (0.83%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 2 (0.83%) Amazon Redshift
2 2 (0.83%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (0.42%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (2.08%) JIRA
1 5 (2.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.83%) Bitbucket
2 2 (0.83%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.42%) ClearQuest
3 1 (0.42%) GitLab
General
1 37 (15.42%) Public Sector
2 23 (9.58%) Telecoms
3 20 (8.33%) Finance
4 4 (1.67%) Advertising
4 4 (1.67%) Local Government
4 4 (1.67%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.25%) Electronics
5 3 (1.25%) Marketing
6 2 (0.83%) French Language
6 2 (0.83%) Police
7 1 (0.42%) Back Office
7 1 (0.42%) Front Office
7 1 (0.42%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.42%) Law
7 1 (0.42%) Retail
7 1 (0.42%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 129 (53.75%) Network Engineer
2 26 (10.83%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
3 24 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 23 (9.58%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 21 (8.75%) Architect
6 16 (6.67%) Analyst
7 15 (6.25%) Security Engineer
8 14 (5.83%) Support Engineer
9 13 (5.42%) Network Support
10 11 (4.58%) Network Architect
11 10 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 10 (4.17%) Network Analyst
11 10 (4.17%) Network Support Engineer
12 9 (3.75%) Operations Engineer
13 8 (3.33%) Cisco Analyst
13 8 (3.33%) Cisco Network Analyst
13 8 (3.33%) Design Engineer
13 8 (3.33%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
14 7 (2.92%) Check Point Analyst
14 7 (2.92%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.67%) 802.1X
1 4 (1.67%) Elastic Stack
1 4 (1.67%) Web Services
2 3 (1.25%) HTML
3 2 (0.83%) COM
3 2 (0.83%) LAPP Stack
3 2 (0.83%) LDAP
3 2 (0.83%) SailPoint
4 1 (0.42%) CGI
4 1 (0.42%) Flash
4 1 (0.42%) JSON
4 1 (0.42%) OAuth
4 1 (0.42%) OpenID
4 1 (0.42%) REST
4 1 (0.42%) SAML
4 1 (0.42%) SOAP
4 1 (0.42%) Spring
4 1 (0.42%) XML
4 1 (0.42%) XSL
4 1 (0.42%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 26 (10.83%) Data Centre
2 24 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (4.17%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (3.33%) Cyberthreat
4 8 (3.33%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.08%) PKI
6 4 (1.67%) Handset
6 4 (1.67%) NHS
6 4 (1.67%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (1.25%) Cloud Native
7 3 (1.25%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.25%) Security Operations Centre
7 3 (1.25%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 2 (0.83%) Cyber Defence
8 2 (0.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (0.83%) Driving Licence
8 2 (0.83%) EMC VNX
8 2 (0.83%) Fibre Optics
8 2 (0.83%) RSA SecurID
9 1 (0.42%) Cyberattack
Operating Systems
1 42 (17.50%) Windows
2 38 (15.83%) Linux
3 23 (9.58%) Windows Server
4 11 (4.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (4.58%) Windows Server 2016
5 8 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (1.67%) Windows 10
6 4 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.25%) CentOS
8 2 (0.83%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.83%) Unix
8 2 (0.83%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.42%) CatOS
9 1 (0.42%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (17.08%) ITIL
2 35 (14.58%) Cybersecurity
3 19 (7.92%) Change Management
4 18 (7.50%) DevOps
5 17 (7.08%) Migration
5 17 (7.08%) Network Design
5 17 (7.08%) Problem-Solving
5 17 (7.08%) Service Delivery
5 17 (7.08%) SIEM
6 16 (6.67%) Computer Science
6 16 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
6 16 (6.67%) Vulnerability Management
7 14 (5.83%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (5.83%) Configuration Management
7 14 (5.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 13 (5.42%) Incident Management
8 13 (5.42%) Security Operations
8 13 (5.42%) Service Management
9 11 (4.58%) Load Balancing
9 11 (4.58%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 25 (10.42%) Python
2 16 (6.67%) PowerShell
3 9 (3.75%) Bash Shell
3 9 (3.75%) Perl
4 5 (2.08%) Java
4 5 (2.08%) SQL
5 3 (1.25%) C
6 2 (0.83%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.83%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.42%) C#
7 1 (0.42%) C++
7 1 (0.42%) Ruby
7 1 (0.42%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 240 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 136 (56.67%) CCNP
3 74 (30.83%) Security Cleared
4 37 (15.42%) SC Cleared
5 34 (14.17%) DV Cleared
6 32 (13.33%) CCIE
7 31 (12.92%) CISSP
8 25 (10.42%) Microsoft Certification
9 22 (9.17%) Degree
10 16 (6.67%) CISM
11 14 (5.83%) CCDA
12 13 (5.42%) CCDP
12 13 (5.42%) MCSE
13 12 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 11 (4.58%) CISA
15 10 (4.17%) JNCIA
16 9 (3.75%) BPSS Clearance
16 9 (3.75%) GIAC
17 8 (3.33%) CEH
17 8 (3.33%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.58%) SLA
2 9 (3.75%) NIST
3 8 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (2.92%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 6 (2.50%) QA
6 2 (0.83%) NCSC
6 2 (0.83%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.42%) JSP 440
System Software
1 30 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 30 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (6.67%) VMware NSX
3 7 (2.92%) VMware ESXi
3 7 (2.92%) vSphere
4 5 (2.08%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.25%) Docker
5 3 (1.25%) vCloud
6 2 (0.83%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.42%) Firmware
7 1 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 19 (7.92%) Ansible
2 8 (3.33%) WSUS
3 6 (2.50%) Terraform
3 6 (2.50%) vCenter Server
4 5 (2.08%) Cisco CUCM
4 5 (2.08%) Nessus
4 5 (2.08%) Puppet
4 5 (2.08%) SCCM
5 4 (1.67%) FortiGate
5 4 (1.67%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (1.67%) QRadar
5 4 (1.67%) vRealize
6 3 (1.25%) Avamar
6 3 (1.25%) Cisco Prime
6 3 (1.25%) Cisco UCCX
6 3 (1.25%) CSIRT
6 3 (1.25%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.83%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.83%) Kibana
7 2 (0.83%) OpenView
Vendors
1 179 (74.58%) Cisco
2 44 (18.33%) VMware
3 41 (17.08%) Microsoft
4 36 (15.00%) Juniper
5 26 (10.83%) CheckPoint
6 24 (10.00%) SolarWinds
7 23 (9.58%) F5
8 22 (9.17%) Splunk
9 21 (8.75%) Dell
10 14 (5.83%) Palo Alto
11 12 (5.00%) Citrix
12 10 (4.17%) Oracle
13 9 (3.75%) EMC
14 8 (3.33%) HP
15 7 (2.92%) Meraki
16 5 (2.08%) Avaya
16 5 (2.08%) ForeScout
17 4 (1.67%) Aruba
17 4 (1.67%) Extreme Networks
17 4 (1.67%) Infoblox