Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 2017 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 342 230 257
Rank change year-on-year -112 +27 +12
Contract jobs citing CCNA 727 1170 1077
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.71% 1.11% 0.95%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.78% 5.39% 4.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 472 721 681
UK median daily rate £325 £335 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.99% +3.08% -
10th Percentile £175 £200 £181
90th Percentile £488 £519 £499
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £325 £325
% change year-on-year -7.69% - +1.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 78 76
UK median hourly rate £25.85 £27.75 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.86% +23.33% +12.50%
10th Percentile £12.75 £15.43 £14.38
90th Percentile £57.50 £47.50 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.69 £25.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +0.75% +13.33% +12.50%

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 19249 21726 22502
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.67% 20.64% 19.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 11801 13552 13564
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
10th Percentile £221 £243 £244
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year +3.23% +0.65% +5.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 904 871 1086
UK median hourly rate £26.00 £25.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.96% +2.00% +31.58%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.13 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.19 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £26.54 £25.06
% change year-on-year +3.63% +5.90% +31.89%

CCNA
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for CCNA in the UK

CCNA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing CCNA.

Contractor daily rate trend for CCNA in the UK

CCNA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CCNA over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CCNA in the UK

CCNA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCNA.

Contractor hourly rate trend for CCNA in the UK

CCNA
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing CCNA over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for CCNA in the UK

CCNA
Top 17 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 23 November 2017. 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 -119 650 £325 -7.14% 108
UK excluding London -66 531 £300 -7.69% 77
London -108 185 £375 - 34
South East -61 168 £350 -6.67% 19
Midlands -9 96 £240 -28.89% 17
North of England +4 89 £338 -3.57% 25
South West -41 60 £261 -12.92% 8
East of England -89 51 £261 -10.68% 5
North West +13 50 £380 +4.83% 16
West Midlands -17 48 £263 -30.00% 10
East Midlands +6 47 £225 -29.41% 7
Scotland -14 36 £325 +23.81% 1
Yorkshire -20 33 £243 -30.71% 6
Wales +23 30 £250 -16.81% 1
North East +52 6 £313 -3.85% 3
Channel Islands +3 1 £190 -49.33%
Northern Ireland -46 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing CCNA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for CCNA.

1 727 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 543 (74.69%) Cisco
3 326 (44.84%) CCNP
4 291 (40.03%) Firewall
5 209 (28.75%) LAN
6 185 (25.45%) WAN
7 179 (24.62%) Windows
8 167 (22.97%) ITIL
8 167 (22.97%) Wireless
9 152 (20.91%) Microsoft
10 134 (18.43%) Microsoft Certification
10 134 (18.43%) VMware
11 120 (16.51%) Active Directory
12 114 (15.68%) VPN
13 103 (14.17%) Security Cleared
13 103 (14.17%) Data Centre
14 102 (14.03%) Juniper
15 94 (12.93%) CheckPoint
15 94 (12.93%) Windows Server
16 93 (12.79%) Cisco ASA
17 89 (12.24%) MCSE
18 86 (11.83%) Network Security
19 84 (11.55%) HP
20 83 (11.42%) MPLS
21 81 (11.14%) TCP/IP
22 77 (10.59%) VMware Infrastructure
23 73 (10.04%) VoIP
24 71 (9.77%) CCIE
25 69 (9.49%) DNS
26 68 (9.35%) SC Cleared

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 65 (8.94%) MS Exchange
2 31 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (2.75%) SharePoint
4 17 (2.34%) IIS
5 16 (2.20%) Skype for Business
6 9 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (0.55%) SAS
9 3 (0.41%) Apache
9 3 (0.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.28%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 32 (4.40%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (2.20%) MS Visio
3 14 (1.93%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (0.96%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.14%) Eikon
2 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.14%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 59 (8.12%) Office 365
2 46 (6.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (3.58%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (1.10%) Mimecast
5 4 (0.55%) SaaS
6 3 (0.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.28%) GitHub
7 2 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.28%) IaaS
8 1 (0.14%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.14%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.14%) PaaS
8 1 (0.14%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 291 (40.03%) Firewall
2 209 (28.75%) LAN
3 185 (25.45%) WAN
4 167 (22.97%) Wireless
5 114 (15.68%) VPN
6 93 (12.79%) Cisco ASA
7 86 (11.83%) Network Security
8 83 (11.42%) MPLS
9 81 (11.14%) TCP/IP
10 73 (10.04%) VoIP
11 69 (9.49%) DNS
12 64 (8.80%) DHCP
13 62 (8.53%) BGP
13 62 (8.53%) OSPF
14 60 (8.25%) VLAN
15 58 (7.98%) SAN
16 54 (7.43%) Cisco Nexus
17 51 (7.02%) Wi-Fi
18 37 (5.09%) Cisco Wireless
18 37 (5.09%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (5.64%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.24%) SQL Server 2005
2 9 (1.24%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (0.96%) Big Data
4 6 (0.83%) MySQL
4 6 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (0.69%) SQL Server 2016
6 4 (0.55%) Hadoop
6 4 (0.55%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.41%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (0.41%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.41%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.28%) Blockchain
8 2 (0.28%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.14%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 2 (0.28%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.14%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 61 (8.39%) Telecoms
2 52 (7.15%) Finance
3 12 (1.65%) Banking
4 9 (1.24%) Manufacturing
5 8 (1.10%) Automotive
5 8 (1.10%) Back Office
6 5 (0.69%) Advertising
6 5 (0.69%) Investment Banking
6 5 (0.69%) Legal
6 5 (0.69%) Retail
7 3 (0.41%) Electronics
7 3 (0.41%) Marketing
8 2 (0.28%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.28%) German Language
8 2 (0.28%) Law
9 1 (0.14%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.14%) Local Government
9 1 (0.14%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.14%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 345 (47.46%) Network Engineer
2 130 (17.88%) Cisco Engineer
3 106 (14.58%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 80 (11.00%) Support Engineer
5 47 (6.46%) Network Support
6 46 (6.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 45 (6.19%) Analyst
7 45 (6.19%) Architect
8 40 (5.50%) Network Support Engineer
9 33 (4.54%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 28 (3.85%) Network Specialist
11 26 (3.58%) Senior Network Engineer
12 25 (3.44%) Consultant
13 24 (3.30%) Firewall Engineer
14 23 (3.16%) Network Analyst
14 23 (3.16%) Voice Engineer
15 22 (3.03%) Cisco Support
15 22 (3.03%) Security Engineer
16 21 (2.89%) Wireless Engineer
17 20 (2.75%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.06%) 802.1X
2 6 (0.83%) Web Services
3 5 (0.69%) WAP
4 4 (0.55%) .NET
5 3 (0.41%) Elastic Stack
5 3 (0.41%) LAMP
5 3 (0.41%) Middleware
5 3 (0.41%) XMPP
6 1 (0.14%) Core Data
6 1 (0.14%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.14%) SAP Basis
6 1 (0.14%) VML
Miscellaneous
1 103 (14.17%) Data Centre
2 47 (6.46%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (4.26%) Management Information System
4 28 (3.85%) Computer Science
5 22 (3.03%) NHS
6 19 (2.61%) Driving Licence
7 18 (2.48%) Video Conferencing
8 16 (2.20%) Clustering
9 11 (1.51%) Virtual Team
10 8 (1.10%) Replication
10 8 (1.10%) User Experience
11 6 (0.83%) FMCG
11 6 (0.83%) PKI
12 5 (0.69%) Hedge funds
12 5 (0.69%) Microsoft Licensing
12 5 (0.69%) Private Cloud
13 4 (0.55%) Cyber Attack
13 4 (0.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 4 (0.55%) Enterprise Storage
13 4 (0.55%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 179 (24.62%) Windows
2 94 (12.93%) Windows Server
3 55 (7.57%) Linux
4 45 (6.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 44 (6.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 43 (5.91%) Windows 7
7 26 (3.58%) Windows 10
8 25 (3.44%) Unix
9 16 (2.20%) Windows 8
10 13 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (1.10%) CentOS
11 8 (1.10%) Solaris
12 7 (0.96%) Windows 2000
12 7 (0.96%) Windows Vista
13 6 (0.83%) Mac OS
13 6 (0.83%) Windows XP
14 5 (0.69%) Android
14 5 (0.69%) SUSE
14 5 (0.69%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (22.97%) ITIL
2 55 (7.57%) Network Design
3 49 (6.74%) Service Delivery
4 47 (6.46%) Migration
5 43 (5.91%) Project Management
6 38 (5.23%) Change Management
6 38 (5.23%) Incident Management
7 36 (4.95%) Network Monitoring
8 34 (4.68%) PRINCE2
9 30 (4.13%) Information Security
9 30 (4.13%) Service Management
10 29 (3.99%) Load Balancing
11 28 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
11 28 (3.85%) Change Control
11 28 (3.85%) TOGAF
12 26 (3.58%) Network Management
13 25 (3.44%) Disaster Recovery
14 24 (3.30%) Asset Management
15 22 (3.03%) ITIL V3
16 21 (2.89%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 30 (4.13%) SQL
2 20 (2.75%) PowerShell
3 6 (0.83%) Perl
4 5 (0.69%) C
5 4 (0.55%) Bash Shell
5 4 (0.55%) Python
5 4 (0.55%) Shell Script
6 3 (0.41%) Java
6 3 (0.41%) VBScript
7 1 (0.14%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 727 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 326 (44.84%) CCNP
3 134 (18.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 103 (14.17%) Security Cleared
5 89 (12.24%) MCSE
6 71 (9.77%) CCIE
7 68 (9.35%) SC Cleared
8 62 (8.53%) Degree
9 50 (6.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 38 (5.23%) JNCIA
11 36 (4.95%) MCSA
12 34 (4.68%) MCP
13 30 (4.13%) DV Cleared
14 27 (3.71%) CISSP
15 26 (3.58%) JNCIS
16 22 (3.03%) CCDA
17 21 (2.89%) CCSA
18 19 (2.61%) CCSP
18 19 (2.61%) Citrix Certification
18 19 (2.61%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (6.60%) SLA
2 18 (2.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.10%) PCI DSS
4 7 (0.96%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 3 (0.41%) QA
6 2 (0.28%) HIPAA
6 2 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.14%) COBIT
7 1 (0.14%) GDPR
7 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.14%) PMO
7 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 120 (16.51%) Active Directory
2 77 (10.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (5.09%) Hyper-V
4 27 (3.71%) VMware ESXi
4 27 (3.71%) vSphere
5 14 (1.93%) Firmware
6 13 (1.79%) VMware NSX
6 13 (1.79%) XenApp
7 12 (1.65%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (0.83%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.55%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.41%) BitLocker
10 3 (0.41%) ProxySG
11 2 (0.28%) NFS
11 2 (0.28%) Snort
11 2 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (0.28%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.28%) XenServer
12 1 (0.14%) Docker
12 1 (0.14%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 28 (3.85%) Cisco CUCM
2 25 (3.44%) SCCM
3 22 (3.03%) Cisco Prime
4 13 (1.79%) Microsoft Clustering
5 9 (1.24%) Backup Exec
5 9 (1.24%) Cisco UCCX
6 8 (1.10%) FortiGate
6 8 (1.10%) SCOM
7 7 (0.96%) HP Data Protector
7 7 (0.96%) Norton AntiVirus
7 7 (0.96%) WSUS
8 6 (0.83%) NetBackup
8 6 (0.83%) Tivoli
8 6 (0.83%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 5 (0.69%) Ansible
10 4 (0.55%) Cacti
10 4 (0.55%) Cisco UCCE
10 4 (0.55%) Nagios
10 4 (0.55%) WMI
11 3 (0.41%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 543 (74.69%) Cisco
2 152 (20.91%) Microsoft
3 134 (18.43%) VMware
4 102 (14.03%) Juniper
5 94 (12.93%) CheckPoint
6 84 (11.55%) HP
7 56 (7.70%) Citrix
8 37 (5.09%) F5
9 33 (4.54%) SolarWinds
10 30 (4.13%) Palo Alto
11 23 (3.16%) Dell
11 23 (3.16%) Fortinet
12 20 (2.75%) Aruba
13 16 (2.20%) Blue Coat
13 16 (2.20%) Meraki
13 16 (2.20%) Sophos
13 16 (2.20%) Veeam
14 15 (2.06%) Avaya
14 15 (2.06%) Red Hat
15 14 (1.93%) Apple