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 3 months to 24 April 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
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 273 227 222
Rank change year-on-year -46 -5  
Contract jobs citing CCNA 385 598 603
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.83% 1.07% 1.06%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.11% 5.00% 5.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 329 349
Median daily rate £318 £315 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.79% +5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £305 £325 £300
% change year-on-year -6.15% +8.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 44 48
Median hourly rate £25.69 £25.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.76% +19.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.43 £11.15 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.40 £42.35 £43.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.94 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -0.24% +19.04%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 9371 11951 11203
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.24% 21.38% 19.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 5881 7505 6353
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £404 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +6.31% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 452 407 548
Median hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +24.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £49.19 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +1.53% +44.44%  

CCNA
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing CCNA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 24 April 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 3 months to 24 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for CCNA in the UK

CCNA
Top 30 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 3 months to 24 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -39 340 £325 +0.77% 126
South East -17 108 £325 -4.41% 28
London -11 105 £350 +23.45% 36
Berkshire +15 36 £350 +3.70% 3
South West -15 33 £269 -23.14% 9
Wales +23 26 £180 -47.82% 2
Hampshire -28 26 £325 -7.14% 7
South Wales +28 25 £180 -25.00% 2
City of London +14 25 £210 -35.38% 8
Yorkshire +25 21 £391 +15.07% 10
West Midlands +11 19 £375 +13.63% 9
North West -3 19 £295 +18.00% 15
Reading +21 17 £375 +7.14% 1
East of England -4 16 £328 +0.76% 10
Manchester +8 15 £315 +57.50% 10
West Yorkshire +24 14 £398 +15.21% 8
Wiltshire +7 14 £394 +51.44% 4
East Midlands -9 14 £300 +20.00% 7
Buckinghamshire +2 11 £500 +55.64% 3
Caerphilly - 11 £180 - 1
Cardiff +28 10 £170 -40.86% 1
Kent +20 10 £145 -27.50% 4
Bracknell +12 10 £300 -
Milton Keynes +8 10 £500 +25.00% 1
Basingstoke +2 10 £218 -3.11% 1
Surrey +1 9 £320 +28.00% 5
West Sussex +15 8 £395 -12.22%
Crawley +14 8 £395 -12.22%
Birmingham +9 8 £375 +25.00% 2
Oxfordshire -15 8 £245 -17.64% 3

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 882 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 715 (81.07%) Cisco
3 466 (52.83%) CCNP
4 400 (45.35%) Firewall
5 332 (37.64%) WAN
6 292 (33.11%) LAN
7 198 (22.45%) ITIL
8 194 (22.00%) Security Cleared
9 192 (21.77%) Wireless
10 156 (17.69%) Windows
11 151 (17.12%) VPN
11 151 (17.12%) Juniper
12 139 (15.76%) VMware
12 139 (15.76%) Cisco ASA
13 136 (15.42%) Microsoft
14 133 (15.08%) VoIP
14 133 (15.08%) OSPF
15 131 (14.85%) BGP
16 128 (14.51%) SC Cleared
17 125 (14.17%) Data Centre
18 123 (13.95%) MPLS
19 121 (13.72%) Cisco Nexus
20 119 (13.49%) CheckPoint
21 118 (13.38%) TCP/IP
22 109 (12.36%) Active Directory
23 107 (12.13%) VLAN
24 102 (11.56%) Microsoft Certification
25 99 (11.22%) CCIE
25 99 (11.22%) Windows Server
26 98 (11.11%) DNS

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 48 (5.44%) MS Exchange
2 21 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (2.27%) Skype for Business
4 16 (1.81%) IIS
5 15 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2007
7 7 (0.79%) SharePoint
8 4 (0.45%) Apache
9 3 (0.34%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.23%) JBoss
10 2 (0.23%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.11%) CloudStack
11 1 (0.11%) CMS
11 1 (0.11%) Confluence
11 1 (0.11%) GroupWise
11 1 (0.11%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.11%) SAS
11 1 (0.11%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.11%) WebSphere
Applications
1 20 (2.27%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (2.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (2.15%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.11%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 35 (3.97%) Office 365
2 34 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (2.49%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (0.79%) IaaS
5 4 (0.45%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (0.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 3 (0.34%) PaaS
6 3 (0.34%) SaaS
7 2 (0.23%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.11%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.11%) AWS CloudTrail
8 1 (0.11%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.11%) G Suite
8 1 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 400 (45.35%) Firewall
2 332 (37.64%) WAN
3 292 (33.11%) LAN
4 192 (21.77%) Wireless
5 151 (17.12%) VPN
6 139 (15.76%) Cisco ASA
7 133 (15.08%) OSPF
7 133 (15.08%) VoIP
8 131 (14.85%) BGP
9 123 (13.95%) MPLS
10 121 (13.72%) Cisco Nexus
11 118 (13.38%) TCP/IP
12 107 (12.13%) VLAN
13 98 (11.11%) DNS
14 89 (10.09%) Network Security
15 68 (7.71%) DHCP
16 59 (6.69%) Ethernet
17 58 (6.58%) Internet
18 52 (5.90%) Unified Communications
19 47 (5.33%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (2.61%) SQL Server
2 8 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (0.57%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (0.34%) Big Data
4 3 (0.34%) MySQL
4 3 (0.34%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (0.34%) Relational Database
4 3 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.23%) MS Access
5 2 (0.23%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.23%) Redis
6 1 (0.11%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.11%) QlikView
6 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 10 (1.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 5 (0.57%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (0.57%) StarTeam
3 2 (0.23%) CruiseControl
3 2 (0.23%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.23%) TeamCity
3 2 (0.23%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.11%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.11%) JIRA
4 1 (0.11%) JMeter
4 1 (0.11%) JUnit
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.11%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.11%) Subversion
General
1 85 (9.64%) Telecoms
2 61 (6.92%) Finance
3 25 (2.83%) Banking
4 15 (1.70%) Retail
5 11 (1.25%) Manufacturing
6 9 (1.02%) Electronics
7 7 (0.79%) Local Government
8 6 (0.68%) Marketing
9 5 (0.57%) Back Office
10 4 (0.45%) Advertising
10 4 (0.45%) French Language
10 4 (0.45%) Legal
11 3 (0.34%) Billing
12 2 (0.23%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.11%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.11%) Automotive
13 1 (0.11%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.11%) German Language
13 1 (0.11%) Law
Job Titles
1 406 (46.03%) Network Engineer
2 146 (16.55%) Cisco Engineer
3 112 (12.70%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 83 (9.41%) Analyst
5 67 (7.60%) Support Engineer
6 45 (5.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 45 (5.10%) Network Analyst
7 44 (4.99%) Network Support
8 40 (4.54%) NOC Engineer
9 39 (4.42%) Architect
10 34 (3.85%) Senior Network Engineer
11 33 (3.74%) Consultant
12 29 (3.29%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 29 (3.29%) 2nd Line Support
12 29 (3.29%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
13 27 (3.06%) Network Support Engineer
14 26 (2.95%) Design Engineer
14 26 (2.95%) Security Engineer
15 24 (2.72%) Technical Support
16 22 (2.49%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (3.74%) 802.1X
2 12 (1.36%) XMPP
3 7 (0.79%) CSS
4 6 (0.68%) Middleware
4 6 (0.68%) Web Services
5 5 (0.57%) WAP
6 4 (0.45%) XML
7 3 (0.34%) .NET
8 2 (0.23%) ActiveMQ
8 2 (0.23%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.23%) JAAS
8 2 (0.23%) Java EE
8 2 (0.23%) JMS
8 2 (0.23%) JMX
8 2 (0.23%) JNDI
8 2 (0.23%) LAPP Stack
8 2 (0.23%) RFC 2547
8 2 (0.23%) WCF
8 2 (0.23%) WF
9 1 (0.11%) libvirt
Miscellaneous
1 125 (14.17%) Data Centre
2 51 (5.78%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (3.29%) Driving Licence
4 28 (3.17%) Video Conferencing
5 24 (2.72%) Management Information System
6 19 (2.15%) Clustering
7 17 (1.93%) IVR
7 17 (1.93%) NHS
8 11 (1.25%) Computer Science
9 9 (1.02%) e-Health
9 9 (1.02%) IPTV
9 9 (1.02%) Replication
10 8 (0.91%) Linux Command Line
11 7 (0.79%) EMC VNX
12 6 (0.68%) BBC
12 6 (0.68%) iPad
12 6 (0.68%) Over-the-Top Content
12 6 (0.68%) PKI
12 6 (0.68%) STB
12 6 (0.68%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 156 (17.69%) Windows
2 99 (11.22%) Windows Server
3 73 (8.28%) Linux
4 53 (6.01%) Windows Server 2008
5 51 (5.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 38 (4.31%) Unix
6 38 (4.31%) Windows 7
7 22 (2.49%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (1.59%) Windows 10
9 11 (1.25%) CentOS
9 11 (1.25%) Windows 8
10 10 (1.13%) Android
11 6 (0.68%) SUSE
12 5 (0.57%) Mac OS X
12 5 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.45%) Solaris
13 4 (0.45%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.23%) CatOS
14 2 (0.23%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.23%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (22.45%) ITIL
2 86 (9.75%) Migration
2 86 (9.75%) Network Design
3 65 (7.37%) Load Balancing
4 45 (5.10%) Change Management
5 43 (4.88%) Network Management
6 37 (4.20%) Service Management
7 30 (3.40%) Network Monitoring
8 27 (3.06%) Disaster Recovery
9 26 (2.95%) Customer Requirements
9 26 (2.95%) Information Security
9 26 (2.95%) Service Delivery
10 23 (2.61%) Problem Management
10 23 (2.61%) Project Management
11 21 (2.38%) High Availability
11 21 (2.38%) Network Architecture
11 21 (2.38%) PRINCE2
12 18 (2.04%) Incident Management
13 17 (1.93%) ITIL V3
14 16 (1.81%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 33 (3.74%) PowerShell
1 33 (3.74%) SQL
2 24 (2.72%) Python
3 15 (1.70%) Perl
4 12 (1.36%) C
5 11 (1.25%) Ruby
6 7 (0.79%) Bash Shell
6 7 (0.79%) Java
7 4 (0.45%) C#
8 3 (0.34%) C++
8 3 (0.34%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.23%) VBScript
10 1 (0.11%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.11%) PHP
10 1 (0.11%) R
Qualifications
1 882 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 466 (52.83%) CCNP
3 194 (22.00%) Security Cleared
4 128 (14.51%) SC Cleared
5 102 (11.56%) Microsoft Certification
6 99 (11.22%) CCIE
7 74 (8.39%) MCSE
8 64 (7.26%) JNCIA
9 62 (7.03%) CCDP
10 50 (5.67%) CCDA
11 42 (4.76%) DV Cleared
12 40 (4.54%) Degree
13 27 (3.06%) CCSA
14 26 (2.95%) MCSA
15 25 (2.83%) CISSP
16 24 (2.72%) MCP
17 23 (2.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 22 (2.49%) JNCIS
19 21 (2.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
20 17 (1.93%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (5.67%) SLA
2 14 (1.59%) QA
3 12 (1.36%) PCI DSS
4 10 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.11%) PMO
System Software
1 109 (12.36%) Active Directory
2 77 (8.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (5.56%) Hyper-V
4 20 (2.27%) vSphere
5 14 (1.59%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (1.02%) XenApp
7 7 (0.79%) Firmware
8 6 (0.68%) ISA Server
8 6 (0.68%) KVM
8 6 (0.68%) ProxySG
8 6 (0.68%) UAG
8 6 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (0.57%) Forefront TMG
10 4 (0.45%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.34%) Terminal Server
11 3 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.34%) VMware ESX
11 3 (0.34%) Xen
11 3 (0.34%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 50 (5.67%) Cisco CUCM
2 32 (3.63%) Cisco UCCX
3 19 (2.15%) Nagios
4 18 (2.04%) HP Data Protector
5 17 (1.93%) Cisco Prime
6 16 (1.81%) Cisco UCCE
6 16 (1.81%) SCCM
7 15 (1.70%) Puppet
7 15 (1.70%) Tivoli
7 15 (1.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 14 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
9 10 (1.13%) SCOM
10 9 (1.02%) FortiGate
11 6 (0.68%) CA Spectrum
12 5 (0.57%) vCenter Server
13 4 (0.45%) Cisco CME
13 4 (0.45%) Failover Clustering
13 4 (0.45%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 4 (0.45%) NetBackup
13 4 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 715 (81.07%) Cisco
2 151 (17.12%) Juniper
3 139 (15.76%) VMware
4 136 (15.42%) Microsoft
5 119 (13.49%) CheckPoint
6 94 (10.66%) F5
7 66 (7.48%) HP
8 53 (6.01%) SolarWinds
9 50 (5.67%) Palo Alto
10 48 (5.44%) Citrix
11 38 (4.31%) Avaya
12 29 (3.29%) Riverbed
13 28 (3.17%) EMC
13 28 (3.17%) Fortinet
13 28 (3.17%) Remedy
14 24 (2.72%) Red Hat
15 22 (2.49%) Aruba
16 21 (2.38%) Dell
16 21 (2.38%) Intel Security
17 19 (2.15%) Meraki
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