Period
to 24 February 2018

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 February 2018 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 345 237 268
Rank change year-on-year -108 +31 -17
Contract jobs citing CCNA 695 1,048 1,027
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.69% 1.09% 0.95%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.67% 5.28% 4.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 445 654 632
UK median daily rate £320 £325 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.54% +4.00% -3.85%
10th Percentile £185 £200 £173
90th Percentile £510 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £325 £303
% change year-on-year -7.69% +7.26% -5.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 71 43
UK median hourly rate £23.08 £25.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.51% -27.14% +75.79%
10th Percentile £11.00 £14.44 £13.10
90th Percentile £34.50 £47.50 £49.84
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.04 £25.50 £31.69
% change year-on-year -5.74% -19.53% +58.44%

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 18,943 19,863 22,495
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.82% 20.71% 20.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,583 12,574 13,763
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £225 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 845 921 1,001
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% - +44.74%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.25 £50.60 £51.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.22 £27.50 £30.17
% change year-on-year -4.67% -8.85% +54.72%

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 24 February 2018.

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 24 February 2018.

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 24 February 2018. 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 -127 607 £325 -3.70% 285
UK excluding London -67 482 £300 -7.69% 211
London -84 203 £375 - 92
South East -116 124 £350 -3.31% 52
Midlands -35 84 £317 -1.09% 33
North of England -18 74 £310 -4.62% 67
East of England -25 65 £300 - 21
South West -4 57 £273 -0.91% 20
West Midlands -28 47 £338 -10.00% 15
Scotland +4 44 £300 +3.45% 12
North West -19 38 £363 +11.54% 32
East Midlands -10 37 £313 +2.62% 18
Yorkshire -3 33 £275 -21.43% 31
Wales +5 32 £275 -4.35% 6
North East +50 3 £291 -10.38% 4
Channel Islands +2 1 £190 -49.33%
Northern Ireland -13 1 - -

For the 6 months to 24 February 2018, 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.

1 695 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 509 (73.24%) Cisco
3 311 (44.75%) CCNP
4 293 (42.16%) Firewall
5 217 (31.22%) LAN
6 196 (28.20%) WAN
7 181 (26.04%) ITIL
8 160 (23.02%) Windows
9 142 (20.43%) Wireless
10 138 (19.86%) Microsoft Certification
11 119 (17.12%) Microsoft
12 117 (16.83%) VPN
13 115 (16.55%) Security Cleared
14 111 (15.97%) Juniper
15 108 (15.54%) MPLS
16 106 (15.25%) VMware
16 106 (15.25%) Active Directory
17 104 (14.96%) MCSE
18 98 (14.10%) Data Centre
19 94 (13.53%) CheckPoint
20 91 (13.09%) Windows Server
21 90 (12.95%) Network Security
22 86 (12.37%) SC Cleared
23 85 (12.23%) CCIE
23 85 (12.23%) VoIP
24 84 (12.09%) BGP
25 80 (11.51%) Cisco ASA
26 78 (11.22%) Degree
27 72 (10.36%) OSPF
28 68 (9.78%) TCP/IP

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 43 (6.19%) MS Exchange
2 22 (3.17%) SharePoint
3 19 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2010
4 18 (2.59%) IIS
5 16 (2.30%) Skype for Business
6 5 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (0.43%) Apache
8 3 (0.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (0.43%) SAS
9 1 (0.14%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.14%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 33 (4.75%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.44%) MS Visio
3 7 (1.01%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (0.58%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 52 (7.48%) Office 365
2 50 (7.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (4.32%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (1.15%) Mimecast
5 6 (0.86%) G Suite
6 4 (0.58%) SaaS
7 3 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.43%) Google Drive
8 2 (0.29%) IaaS
8 2 (0.29%) OpenDNS
8 2 (0.29%) PaaS
9 1 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.14%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.14%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.14%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 293 (42.16%) Firewall
2 217 (31.22%) LAN
3 196 (28.20%) WAN
4 142 (20.43%) Wireless
5 117 (16.83%) VPN
6 108 (15.54%) MPLS
7 90 (12.95%) Network Security
8 85 (12.23%) VoIP
9 84 (12.09%) BGP
10 80 (11.51%) Cisco ASA
11 72 (10.36%) OSPF
12 68 (9.78%) TCP/IP
13 67 (9.64%) VLAN
14 62 (8.92%) DNS
15 60 (8.63%) DHCP
16 57 (8.20%) Cisco Nexus
17 55 (7.91%) Internet
18 46 (6.62%) Wi-Fi
19 38 (5.47%) IPsec
19 38 (5.47%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (4.32%) SQL Server
2 6 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
2 6 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (0.72%) MySQL
3 5 (0.72%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (0.43%) Big Data
5 3 (0.43%) Hadoop
5 3 (0.43%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (0.29%) Blockchain
6 2 (0.29%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.14%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.14%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 4 (0.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.29%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.29%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.14%) CruiseControl
3 1 (0.14%) Selenium
3 1 (0.14%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.14%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 61 (8.78%) Telecoms
2 59 (8.49%) Finance
3 11 (1.58%) Banking
4 8 (1.15%) Back Office
5 7 (1.01%) Financial Institution
5 7 (1.01%) Investment Banking
6 5 (0.72%) Legal
7 4 (0.58%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.43%) Advertising
8 3 (0.43%) Automotive
8 3 (0.43%) Local Government
8 3 (0.43%) Marketing
8 3 (0.43%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.29%) German Language
9 2 (0.29%) Retail
10 1 (0.14%) Law
10 1 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 337 (48.49%) Network Engineer
2 104 (14.96%) Cisco Engineer
3 84 (12.09%) Architect
4 83 (11.94%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 54 (7.77%) Support Engineer
6 49 (7.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 40 (5.76%) Security Architect
8 36 (5.18%) Analyst
8 36 (5.18%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 34 (4.89%) Network Support
10 29 (4.17%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 25 (3.60%) Network Support Engineer
12 24 (3.45%) Firewall Engineer
13 23 (3.31%) Network Analyst
13 23 (3.31%) Network Specialist
14 22 (3.17%) Network Architect
15 17 (2.45%) IT Engineer
15 17 (2.45%) Security Engineer
15 17 (2.45%) Voice Engineer
16 16 (2.30%) Cisco Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (3.02%) 802.1X
2 4 (0.58%) .NET
3 3 (0.43%) Web Services
4 2 (0.29%) WAP
5 1 (0.14%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.14%) Core Data
5 1 (0.14%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.14%) VML
5 1 (0.14%) WCF
5 1 (0.14%) WF
5 1 (0.14%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 98 (14.10%) Data Centre
2 38 (5.47%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (3.74%) Computer Science
4 25 (3.60%) Management Information System
5 19 (2.73%) Driving Licence
6 16 (2.30%) NHS
7 14 (2.01%) Clustering
8 12 (1.73%) Video Conferencing
9 8 (1.15%) User Experience
9 8 (1.15%) Virtual Team
10 6 (0.86%) Microsoft Licensing
11 5 (0.72%) Cyberthreat
11 5 (0.72%) Enterprise Storage
11 5 (0.72%) FMCG
11 5 (0.72%) PKI
12 4 (0.58%) CMDB
12 4 (0.58%) Handset
12 4 (0.58%) iPhone
12 4 (0.58%) IVR
12 4 (0.58%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 160 (23.02%) Windows
2 91 (13.09%) Windows Server
3 44 (6.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 40 (5.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 34 (4.89%) Windows 7
6 33 (4.75%) Linux
7 23 (3.31%) Unix
8 22 (3.17%) Windows 10
9 15 (2.16%) Windows 8
10 14 (2.01%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (1.01%) Windows 2000
11 7 (1.01%) Windows Vista
12 5 (0.72%) Android
12 5 (0.72%) CentOS
12 5 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.72%) Windows NT
13 4 (0.58%) Check Point GAiA
14 3 (0.43%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.29%) Windows 2000 Server
16 1 (0.14%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (26.04%) ITIL
2 58 (8.35%) Network Design
3 55 (7.91%) Project Management
4 47 (6.76%) Migration
5 45 (6.47%) Network Monitoring
5 45 (6.47%) Service Delivery
6 38 (5.47%) Incident Management
7 37 (5.32%) Cybersecurity
7 37 (5.32%) Network Architecture
7 37 (5.32%) TOGAF
8 36 (5.18%) Information Security
9 35 (5.04%) PRINCE2
10 30 (4.32%) Change Management
11 29 (4.17%) Load Balancing
12 28 (4.03%) Agile Software Development
13 25 (3.60%) Network Management
14 24 (3.45%) Change Control
15 22 (3.17%) Data Protection
15 22 (3.17%) SIEM
16 21 (3.02%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 34 (4.89%) PowerShell
2 19 (2.73%) SQL
3 15 (2.16%) Python
4 13 (1.87%) Perl
5 7 (1.01%) Bash Shell
6 4 (0.58%) AWK
6 4 (0.58%) Java
6 4 (0.58%) sed
7 3 (0.43%) VB
7 3 (0.43%) VBScript
8 2 (0.29%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.14%) C
9 1 (0.14%) C#
9 1 (0.14%) Go
9 1 (0.14%) Ruby
9 1 (0.14%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 695 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 311 (44.75%) CCNP
3 138 (19.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 115 (16.55%) Security Cleared
5 104 (14.96%) MCSE
6 86 (12.37%) SC Cleared
7 85 (12.23%) CCIE
8 78 (11.22%) Degree
9 46 (6.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 41 (5.90%) CISSP
11 40 (5.76%) MCP
12 36 (5.18%) JNCIA
13 32 (4.60%) DV Cleared
14 30 (4.32%) CCSA
15 29 (4.17%) MCSA
16 28 (4.03%) CCDP
17 27 (3.88%) CCSP
18 19 (2.73%) CCDA
18 19 (2.73%) Citrix Certification
19 17 (2.45%) CWNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (6.47%) SLA
2 17 (2.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (2.01%) GDPR
4 8 (1.15%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (0.72%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.43%) FIPS 140-2
7 2 (0.29%) QA
8 1 (0.14%) COBIT
8 1 (0.14%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.14%) NIST 800
8 1 (0.14%) P3O
8 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 106 (15.25%) Active Directory
2 63 (9.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (5.76%) Hyper-V
4 16 (2.30%) vSphere
5 12 (1.73%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (1.44%) Virtual Machines
7 9 (1.29%) XenApp
8 8 (1.15%) Firmware
9 7 (1.01%) VMware NSX
10 4 (0.58%) VirtualBox
10 4 (0.58%) XenServer
11 3 (0.43%) Forefront TMG
11 3 (0.43%) ISA Server
11 3 (0.43%) UAG
12 2 (0.29%) KVM
12 2 (0.29%) ProxySG
12 2 (0.29%) Snort
12 2 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.29%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 22 (3.17%) Cisco CUCM
1 22 (3.17%) SCCM
2 17 (2.45%) Cisco Prime
2 17 (2.45%) FortiGate
3 12 (1.73%) Microsoft Clustering
4 8 (1.15%) Cacti
4 8 (1.15%) Cisco UCCX
5 7 (1.01%) Backup Exec
6 6 (0.86%) NetBackup
7 5 (0.72%) SCOM
7 5 (0.72%) WSUS
8 4 (0.58%) QRadar
9 3 (0.43%) AirWatch
9 3 (0.43%) Ansible
9 3 (0.43%) Nagios
9 3 (0.43%) WhatsUp Gold
10 2 (0.29%) EdgeSight
10 2 (0.29%) OpenView
10 2 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.29%) SmokePing
Vendors
1 509 (73.24%) Cisco
2 119 (17.12%) Microsoft
3 111 (15.97%) Juniper
4 106 (15.25%) VMware
5 94 (13.53%) CheckPoint
6 66 (9.50%) HP
7 39 (5.61%) Citrix
8 36 (5.18%) F5
9 35 (5.04%) Fortinet
10 24 (3.45%) Palo Alto
10 24 (3.45%) SolarWinds
11 19 (2.73%) Meraki
12 17 (2.45%) Aruba
12 17 (2.45%) Dell
13 13 (1.87%) Oracle
13 13 (1.87%) Sophos
14 12 (1.73%) Avaya
14 12 (1.73%) Veeam
15 11 (1.58%) Capita
15 11 (1.58%) Remedy