Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 324 237 257
Rank change year-on-year -87 +20 -8
Contract jobs citing CCNA 739 1,074 1,027
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.74% 1.11% 0.96%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.89% 5.41% 4.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 485 663 631
UK median daily rate £320 £325 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.54% +4.00% -3.85%
10th Percentile £181 £200 £170
90th Percentile £500 £500 £494
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £325 £300
% change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 74 70
UK median hourly rate £24.25 £25.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.90% +13.33% +9.76%
10th Percentile £11.85 £15.33 £14.91
90th Percentile £36.88 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.35 £25.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -0.61% +13.33% +7.14%

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 18,975 19,859 21,893
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.92% 20.44% 20.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,645 12,427 13,248
UK median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £225 £250 £250
90th Percentile £620 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 829 874 1,029
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.88% -7.27% +44.74%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.47
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.19 £50.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.69 £27.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -4.85% -1.82% +41.03%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 18 January 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 -108 655 £325 -5.11% 275
UK excluding London -63 520 £300 -7.69% 198
London -87 211 £375 - 88
South East -98 145 £355 -1.93% 49
Midlands -28 99 £275 -14.06% 38
North of England -15 80 £325 - 56
East of England -47 63 £293 -2.50% 23
South West -4 59 £263 -9.48% 21
West Midlands -27 53 £275 -25.93% 24
East Midlands +3 45 £313 +0.56% 14
Scotland -2 44 £300 +14.29% 6
North West -12 44 £380 +16.92% 22
Yorkshire -2 32 £275 -15.38% 31
Wales +12 29 £281 -6.25% 4
North East +42 4 £313 -3.85% 3
Channel Islands +1 1 £190 -49.33%
Northern Ireland -27 1 - -

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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.

1 739 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 548 (74.15%) Cisco
3 327 (44.25%) CCNP
4 299 (40.46%) Firewall
5 216 (29.23%) LAN
6 196 (26.52%) WAN
7 174 (23.55%) ITIL
8 171 (23.14%) Windows
9 162 (21.92%) Wireless
10 148 (20.03%) Microsoft Certification
11 146 (19.76%) Microsoft
12 130 (17.59%) VPN
13 125 (16.91%) Juniper
14 118 (15.97%) VMware
15 116 (15.70%) Active Directory
16 115 (15.56%) MPLS
16 115 (15.56%) Security Cleared
17 108 (14.61%) MCSE
18 107 (14.48%) Data Centre
19 95 (12.86%) CheckPoint
20 92 (12.45%) BGP
20 92 (12.45%) Network Security
20 92 (12.45%) Windows Server
21 91 (12.31%) Cisco ASA
22 87 (11.77%) SC Cleared
23 86 (11.64%) TCP/IP
24 83 (11.23%) OSPF
25 82 (11.10%) HP
26 80 (10.83%) CCIE
27 79 (10.69%) VoIP

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 58 (7.85%) MS Exchange
2 30 (4.06%) Exchange Server 2010
3 24 (3.25%) SharePoint
4 23 (3.11%) IIS
5 13 (1.76%) Skype for Business
6 9 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (0.54%) Apache
7 4 (0.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (0.54%) SAS
8 3 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.27%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 40 (5.41%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (1.89%) MS Visio
3 7 (0.95%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.14%) Eikon
1 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.14%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 60 (8.12%) Office 365
2 53 (7.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (4.19%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (1.35%) Mimecast
5 5 (0.68%) G Suite
6 3 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.41%) Google Drive
6 3 (0.41%) SaaS
7 2 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.27%) GitHub
7 2 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.14%) IaaS
8 1 (0.14%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.14%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.14%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 299 (40.46%) Firewall
2 216 (29.23%) LAN
3 196 (26.52%) WAN
4 162 (21.92%) Wireless
5 130 (17.59%) VPN
6 115 (15.56%) MPLS
7 92 (12.45%) BGP
7 92 (12.45%) Network Security
8 91 (12.31%) Cisco ASA
9 86 (11.64%) TCP/IP
10 83 (11.23%) OSPF
11 79 (10.69%) VoIP
12 71 (9.61%) VLAN
13 68 (9.20%) DNS
14 63 (8.53%) DHCP
15 58 (7.85%) Cisco Nexus
16 54 (7.31%) Wi-Fi
17 51 (6.90%) Internet
18 46 (6.22%) SAN
19 35 (4.74%) Cisco Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (4.87%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (0.68%) Big Data
4 5 (0.68%) MySQL
4 5 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (0.54%) Oracle Database
5 4 (0.54%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (0.41%) Hadoop
6 3 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.27%) Blockchain
8 1 (0.14%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 4 (0.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.27%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.14%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 70 (9.47%) Telecoms
2 53 (7.17%) Finance
3 8 (1.08%) Banking
3 8 (1.08%) Manufacturing
4 7 (0.95%) Back Office
5 6 (0.81%) Advertising
6 5 (0.68%) Automotive
6 5 (0.68%) Legal
7 3 (0.41%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.41%) Local Government
7 3 (0.41%) Marketing
7 3 (0.41%) Retail
8 2 (0.27%) Electronics
8 2 (0.27%) German Language
8 2 (0.27%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.14%) Law
9 1 (0.14%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 366 (49.53%) Network Engineer
2 122 (16.51%) Cisco Engineer
3 96 (12.99%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 75 (10.15%) Architect
5 70 (9.47%) Support Engineer
6 47 (6.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 42 (5.68%) Network Support
8 36 (4.87%) Analyst
9 35 (4.74%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 33 (4.47%) Network Support Engineer
11 31 (4.19%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
12 29 (3.92%) Security Architect
13 24 (3.25%) Network Analyst
13 24 (3.25%) Network Specialist
14 22 (2.98%) Firewall Engineer
14 22 (2.98%) Security Engineer
15 21 (2.84%) Voice Engineer
16 20 (2.71%) Network Architect
17 19 (2.57%) Cisco Support
17 19 (2.57%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (2.57%) 802.1X
2 3 (0.41%) .NET
2 3 (0.41%) LAMP
2 3 (0.41%) WAP
2 3 (0.41%) Web Services
3 1 (0.14%) Core Data
3 1 (0.14%) Regular Expression
3 1 (0.14%) VML
3 1 (0.14%) XMPP
3 1 (0.14%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 107 (14.48%) Data Centre
2 39 (5.28%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (3.92%) Computer Science
4 26 (3.52%) Management Information System
5 22 (2.98%) Driving Licence
6 17 (2.30%) NHS
6 17 (2.30%) Video Conferencing
7 15 (2.03%) Clustering
8 8 (1.08%) User Experience
8 8 (1.08%) Virtual Team
9 6 (0.81%) Enterprise Storage
9 6 (0.81%) FMCG
9 6 (0.81%) iPhone
9 6 (0.81%) Microsoft Licensing
9 6 (0.81%) Replication
10 5 (0.68%) Hedge funds
10 5 (0.68%) iPad
10 5 (0.68%) PKI
10 5 (0.68%) Private Cloud
11 4 (0.54%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 171 (23.14%) Windows
2 92 (12.45%) Windows Server
3 44 (5.95%) Windows 7
4 41 (5.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 40 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 38 (5.14%) Linux
7 27 (3.65%) Windows 10
8 23 (3.11%) Unix
9 19 (2.57%) Windows 8
10 15 (2.03%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (1.08%) Android
12 8 (1.08%) Windows 2000
12 8 (1.08%) Windows Vista
13 6 (0.81%) Windows NT
14 5 (0.68%) CentOS
14 5 (0.68%) Solaris
14 5 (0.68%) Windows XP
15 3 (0.41%) Debian
15 3 (0.41%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (23.55%) ITIL
2 53 (7.17%) Network Design
3 49 (6.63%) Project Management
4 47 (6.36%) Migration
5 45 (6.09%) Network Monitoring
6 44 (5.95%) Service Delivery
7 39 (5.28%) PRINCE2
8 37 (5.01%) TOGAF
9 35 (4.74%) Change Management
9 35 (4.74%) Network Architecture
10 32 (4.33%) Incident Management
11 31 (4.19%) Agile Software Development
11 31 (4.19%) Information Security
12 30 (4.06%) Load Balancing
13 27 (3.65%) Cybersecurity
14 26 (3.52%) Change Control
14 26 (3.52%) Service Management
15 24 (3.25%) Disaster Recovery
15 24 (3.25%) Network Management
16 22 (2.98%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 25 (3.38%) PowerShell
2 21 (2.84%) SQL
3 10 (1.35%) Perl
3 10 (1.35%) Python
4 8 (1.08%) Bash Shell
5 5 (0.68%) C
6 4 (0.54%) AWK
6 4 (0.54%) sed
6 4 (0.54%) VBScript
7 3 (0.41%) Java
8 2 (0.27%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.27%) VB
9 1 (0.14%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 739 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 327 (44.25%) CCNP
3 148 (20.03%) Microsoft Certification
4 115 (15.56%) Security Cleared
5 108 (14.61%) MCSE
6 87 (11.77%) SC Cleared
7 80 (10.83%) CCIE
8 76 (10.28%) Degree
9 49 (6.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 45 (6.09%) MCP
11 39 (5.28%) CISSP
11 39 (5.28%) JNCIA
12 37 (5.01%) MCSA
13 31 (4.19%) CCSP
14 24 (3.25%) CCSA
14 24 (3.25%) DV Cleared
15 22 (2.98%) CCDP
16 21 (2.84%) Citrix Certification
17 19 (2.57%) Computer Science Degree
18 18 (2.44%) CWNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (6.77%) SLA
2 18 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.08%) Disclosure Scotland
4 7 (0.95%) GDPR
4 7 (0.95%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.27%) FIPS 140-2
5 2 (0.27%) QA
6 1 (0.14%) COBIT
6 1 (0.14%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.14%) NIST 800
6 1 (0.14%) P3O
6 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 116 (15.70%) Active Directory
2 70 (9.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (5.68%) Hyper-V
4 23 (3.11%) vSphere
5 18 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (1.76%) XenApp
7 12 (1.62%) Virtual Machines
8 10 (1.35%) VMware NSX
9 8 (1.08%) Firmware
10 5 (0.68%) XenDesktop
11 4 (0.54%) XenServer
12 3 (0.41%) ProxySG
12 3 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
12 3 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.27%) KVM
13 2 (0.27%) Snort
13 2 (0.27%) VMware Workstation
14 1 (0.14%) Docker
14 1 (0.14%) ISA Server
14 1 (0.14%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 29 (3.92%) SCCM
2 25 (3.38%) Cisco CUCM
3 19 (2.57%) Cisco Prime
4 13 (1.76%) Cisco UCCX
4 13 (1.76%) FortiGate
4 13 (1.76%) Microsoft Clustering
5 10 (1.35%) Backup Exec
6 7 (0.95%) SCOM
7 6 (0.81%) NetBackup
7 6 (0.81%) Norton AntiVirus
7 6 (0.81%) WSUS
8 5 (0.68%) Cacti
9 4 (0.54%) Ansible
9 4 (0.54%) QRadar
10 3 (0.41%) Nagios
10 3 (0.41%) WhatsUp Gold
11 2 (0.27%) Cisco UCCE
11 2 (0.27%) Ionix
11 2 (0.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 2 (0.27%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 548 (74.15%) Cisco
2 146 (19.76%) Microsoft
3 125 (16.91%) Juniper
4 118 (15.97%) VMware
5 95 (12.86%) CheckPoint
6 82 (11.10%) HP
7 51 (6.90%) Citrix
8 36 (4.87%) Fortinet
9 33 (4.47%) F5
10 32 (4.33%) SolarWinds
11 29 (3.92%) Palo Alto
12 19 (2.57%) Aruba
12 19 (2.57%) Dell
12 19 (2.57%) Meraki
12 19 (2.57%) Sophos
13 18 (2.44%) Veeam
14 14 (1.89%) Avaya
15 13 (1.76%) Apple
15 13 (1.76%) Blue Coat
15 13 (1.76%) Oracle