Period
to 11 May 2021

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 11 May 2021 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
11 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 381 306 326
Rank change year-on-year -75 +20 +19
Contract jobs citing CCNA 319 413 786
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.57% 0.80% 0.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.75% 3.51% 4.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 256 506
10th Percentile £193 £185 £213
25th Percentile £289 £263 £268
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £364 £375 £360
Median % change year-on-year -3.00% +4.17% +10.77%
75th Percentile £460 £488 £438
90th Percentile £575 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £364 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -3.00% +7.14% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 34 74
10th Percentile £15.87 £14.02 £14.61
25th Percentile £22.06 £16.75 £18.52
Median hourly rate £42.00 £19.75 £28.25
Median % change year-on-year +112.66% -30.09% +41.25%
75th Percentile £50.00 £31.35 £34.13
90th Percentile £53.15 £46.63 £47.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £19.00 £25.67
% change year-on-year +121.05% -25.98% +33.16%

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 11,607 11,772 17,919
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.75% 22.86% 19.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,597 7,538 11,242
10th Percentile £304 £263 £263
25th Percentile £400 £374 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £485 £475 £465
Median % change year-on-year +2.00% +2.15% +3.33%
75th Percentile £575 £573 £563
90th Percentile £653 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +6.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 575 476 763
10th Percentile £14.50 £14.63 £12.61
25th Percentile £19.98 £17.55 £17.09
Median hourly rate £39.50 £30.00 £30.00
Median % change year-on-year +31.67% - +36.67%
75th Percentile £51.00 £49.50 £47.09
90th Percentile £63.75 £57.50 £52.52
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.11 £25.50 £29.90
% change year-on-year +41.59% -14.72% +32.89%

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 11 May 2021.

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 11 May 2021.

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 11 May 2021. 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 -58 245 £375 - 140
UK excluding London +14 234 £364 -3.00% 115
South East +33 77 £425 +21.43% 31
Work from Home -214 58 £365 +5.80% 20
London -68 50 £347 -13.25% 36
North of England +26 43 £319 +6.25% 18
South West +52 39 £413 -13.16% 20
Scotland -1 32 £320 -24.71% 7
North West +23 30 £363 +11.54% 9
Midlands -26 21 £250 -44.44% 24
East of England +29 18 £203 -41.30% 11
West Midlands -44 13 £250 -49.37% 14
Yorkshire +17 11 £220 -26.67% 8
Wales +4 11 £375 -6.25% 3
East Midlands +17 8 £250 +13.64% 10
North East +30 6 £120 -56.36% 1
Northern Ireland 0 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 11 May 2021, 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.

1 319 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 235 (73.67%) Cisco
3 161 (50.47%) CCNP
4 144 (45.14%) Firewall
5 109 (34.17%) LAN
6 106 (33.23%) Security Cleared
7 99 (31.03%) WAN
8 76 (23.82%) Windows
8 76 (23.82%) VMware
9 66 (20.69%) Social Skills
10 64 (20.06%) VPN
11 62 (19.44%) Linux
11 62 (19.44%) Microsoft
12 61 (19.12%) SC Cleared
13 58 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
14 56 (17.55%) Juniper
15 54 (16.93%) TCP/IP
16 52 (16.30%) ITIL
17 48 (15.05%) Wireless
17 48 (15.05%) Data Centre
18 45 (14.11%) DNS
18 45 (14.11%) Microsoft Certification
18 45 (14.11%) OSPF
19 44 (13.79%) Network Security
20 43 (13.48%) DHCP
21 42 (13.17%) Python
22 41 (12.85%) BGP
22 41 (12.85%) CheckPoint
23 39 (12.23%) Cisco ASA
23 39 (12.23%) Ansible

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 14 (4.39%) MS Exchange
2 8 (2.51%) Exchange Server 2010
2 8 (2.51%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (1.57%) Mule
3 5 (1.57%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.25%) Confluence
4 4 (1.25%) IIS
4 4 (1.25%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.31%) Apache
5 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.31%) nginx
5 1 (0.31%) Tomcat
Applications
1 28 (8.78%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (6.27%) MS Visio
3 19 (5.96%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.31%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 29 (9.09%) Azure
2 22 (6.90%) AWS
3 17 (5.33%) Microsoft 365
4 7 (2.19%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (2.19%) GCP
5 6 (1.88%) SaaS
6 5 (1.57%) PaaS
7 4 (1.25%) IaaS
8 3 (0.94%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.94%) OpenShift
8 3 (0.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.31%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 1 (0.31%) Azure Sentinel
9 1 (0.31%) GitHub
9 1 (0.31%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.31%) Power Automate
9 1 (0.31%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 144 (45.14%) Firewall
2 109 (34.17%) LAN
3 99 (31.03%) WAN
4 64 (20.06%) VPN
5 54 (16.93%) TCP/IP
6 48 (15.05%) Wireless
7 45 (14.11%) DNS
7 45 (14.11%) OSPF
8 44 (13.79%) Network Security
9 43 (13.48%) DHCP
10 41 (12.85%) BGP
11 39 (12.23%) Cisco ASA
12 35 (10.97%) MPLS
12 35 (10.97%) SNMP
13 31 (9.72%) IPsec
13 31 (9.72%) Wi-Fi
14 29 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
15 28 (8.78%) VLAN
16 25 (7.84%) SAN
17 23 (7.21%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.76%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.88%) SQL Server 2012
2 6 (1.88%) SQL Server 2014
2 6 (1.88%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (0.63%) MySQL
4 1 (0.31%) Big Data
4 1 (0.31%) Blockchain
4 1 (0.31%) Data Lake
4 1 (0.31%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.31%) Data Vault
4 1 (0.31%) MariaDB
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.31%) Power BI
4 1 (0.31%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (5.64%) JIRA
2 14 (4.39%) Rational DOORS
2 14 (4.39%) StarTeam
3 4 (1.25%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.94%) Cucumber
4 3 (0.94%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (0.63%) GitLab
5 2 (0.63%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.31%) Appium
6 1 (0.31%) Selenium
General
1 66 (20.69%) Social Skills
2 28 (8.78%) Telecoms
3 23 (7.21%) Public Sector
4 14 (4.39%) Finance
5 12 (3.76%) Documentation Skills
6 9 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (2.51%) Banking
8 3 (0.94%) Law
8 3 (0.94%) Organisational Skills
9 2 (0.63%) Influencing Skills
9 2 (0.63%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.63%) Legal
9 2 (0.63%) Local Government
10 1 (0.31%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.31%) Back Office
10 1 (0.31%) Billing
10 1 (0.31%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.31%) Presentation Skills
10 1 (0.31%) Retail
Job Titles
1 146 (45.77%) Network Engineer
2 40 (12.54%) Architect
3 24 (7.52%) Network Architect
4 19 (5.96%) Cisco Engineer
5 18 (5.64%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 18 (5.64%) Senior Network Engineer
6 16 (5.02%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
6 16 (5.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 16 (5.02%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 11 (3.45%) Analyst
8 10 (3.13%) Security Specialist
9 9 (2.82%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 9 (2.82%) Test Engineer
10 8 (2.51%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 8 (2.51%) Consultant
10 8 (2.51%) Field Engineer
10 8 (2.51%) Network Analyst
10 8 (2.51%) Support Engineer
11 7 (2.19%) VMware Engineer
12 6 (1.88%) Information Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (7.84%) 802.1X
2 6 (1.88%) Web Services
3 5 (1.57%) REST
4 4 (1.25%) CGI
4 4 (1.25%) Jinja
4 4 (1.25%) XML
5 3 (0.94%) LDAP
5 3 (0.94%) SailPoint
6 2 (0.63%) Flash
6 2 (0.63%) Gherkin
6 2 (0.63%) HTML
7 1 (0.31%) .NET
7 1 (0.31%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.31%) Ajax
7 1 (0.31%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.31%) JSON
7 1 (0.31%) LAMP
7 1 (0.31%) RFC 2544
7 1 (0.31%) SOAP
7 1 (0.31%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 48 (15.05%) Data Centre
2 17 (5.33%) Self-Motivation
3 8 (2.51%) NHS
4 7 (2.19%) Fibre Optics
4 7 (2.19%) Management Information System
4 7 (2.19%) Public Cloud
5 5 (1.57%) Virtual Team
6 4 (1.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 4 (1.25%) Internet of Things
6 4 (1.25%) Private Cloud
7 3 (0.94%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (0.94%) Replication
8 2 (0.63%) Clustering
8 2 (0.63%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 2 (0.63%) EMC VNX
8 2 (0.63%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.63%) PKI
8 2 (0.63%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 1 (0.31%) Cloud Native
9 1 (0.31%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 76 (23.82%) Windows
2 62 (19.44%) Linux
3 31 (9.72%) Windows Server
4 17 (5.33%) Unix
5 14 (4.39%) Windows 10
6 8 (2.51%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (2.51%) Windows Server 2016
7 7 (2.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (2.19%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (1.88%) Windows 7
9 4 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (1.25%) Windows Server 2019
10 3 (0.94%) CentOS
10 3 (0.94%) SUSE
11 2 (0.63%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.31%) Android
12 1 (0.31%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.31%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.31%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (16.30%) ITIL
2 35 (10.97%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (9.09%) DevOps
3 29 (9.09%) Network Design
4 25 (7.84%) Problem-Solving
5 24 (7.52%) Decision-Making
5 24 (7.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 22 (6.90%) Load Balancing
7 20 (6.27%) Network Management
8 19 (5.96%) Change Management
8 19 (5.96%) Computer Science
9 18 (5.64%) Kalman Filter
10 17 (5.33%) Continuous Integration
11 16 (5.02%) Service Management
12 15 (4.70%) Information Security
12 15 (4.70%) Migration
12 15 (4.70%) Web Filtering
13 14 (4.39%) Network Architecture
13 14 (4.39%) Project Delivery
14 13 (4.08%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 42 (13.17%) Python
2 15 (4.70%) PowerShell
3 14 (4.39%) SQL
4 12 (3.76%) Bash Shell
5 10 (3.13%) Java
6 5 (1.57%) Go
6 5 (1.57%) Perl
6 5 (1.57%) Ruby
7 3 (0.94%) C++
8 2 (0.63%) C#
8 2 (0.63%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.31%) C
9 1 (0.31%) PHP
9 1 (0.31%) Tcl
9 1 (0.31%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 319 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 161 (50.47%) CCNP
3 106 (33.23%) Security Cleared
4 61 (19.12%) SC Cleared
5 45 (14.11%) Microsoft Certification
6 34 (10.66%) CCIE
7 29 (9.09%) Degree
8 27 (8.46%) DV Cleared
9 26 (8.15%) MCSE
10 22 (6.90%) CISSP
11 21 (6.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 20 (6.27%) MCSA
13 17 (5.33%) JNCIA
14 13 (4.08%) Computer Science Degree
15 11 (3.45%) JNCIS
16 10 (3.13%) CCDA
17 9 (2.82%) MCITP
17 9 (2.82%) MCP
18 8 (2.51%) CCDP
19 7 (2.19%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.58%) SLA
2 15 (4.70%) QA
3 5 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.25%) ISO 9001
4 4 (1.25%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.94%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.63%) GDPR
7 1 (0.31%) NIST
7 1 (0.31%) PMO
7 1 (0.31%) SOC 2
System Software
1 58 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (9.72%) Active Directory
3 16 (5.02%) VMware ESXi
4 11 (3.45%) Docker
4 11 (3.45%) Hyper-V
5 9 (2.82%) VMware NSX
6 7 (2.19%) vSphere
7 4 (1.25%) ProxySG
8 3 (0.94%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 3 (0.94%) Firmware
8 3 (0.94%) XenApp
8 3 (0.94%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.63%) KVM
9 2 (0.63%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.31%) LXC
10 1 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.31%) vCloud
10 1 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 39 (12.23%) Ansible
2 14 (4.39%) Netcool
3 7 (2.19%) FortiGate
3 7 (2.19%) SCCM
4 6 (1.88%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 6 (1.88%) Terraform
5 5 (1.57%) Cisco Prime
5 5 (1.57%) Kubernetes
5 5 (1.57%) Nessus
5 5 (1.57%) Puppet
5 5 (1.57%) vRealize Orchestrator
6 4 (1.25%) SCOM
7 3 (0.94%) Grafana
7 3 (0.94%) NetBackup
7 3 (0.94%) PowerCLI
7 3 (0.94%) vCenter Server
7 3 (0.94%) WSUS
8 2 (0.63%) Avamar
8 2 (0.63%) CASB
8 2 (0.63%) vRealize
Vendors
1 235 (73.67%) Cisco
2 76 (23.82%) VMware
3 62 (19.44%) Microsoft
4 56 (17.55%) Juniper
5 41 (12.85%) CheckPoint
6 35 (10.97%) Palo Alto
7 22 (6.90%) F5
8 20 (6.27%) Fortinet
9 19 (5.96%) Meraki
10 17 (5.33%) EMC
11 15 (4.70%) HP
12 14 (4.39%) Aruba
12 14 (4.39%) NetApp
13 13 (4.08%) Citrix
13 13 (4.08%) SolarWinds
14 12 (3.76%) Red Hat
15 11 (3.45%) Brocade
16 10 (3.13%) Dell
17 7 (2.19%) Blue Coat
17 7 (2.19%) Oracle