Period
to 4 July 2020

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 4 July 2020 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
4 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 301 298 338
Rank change year-on-year -3 +40 -31
Contract jobs citing CCNA 312 848 786
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.76% 0.91% 0.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.15% 4.81% 4.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 571 484
Median daily rate £361 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.21% - +7.69%
10th Percentile £176 £213 £200
90th Percentile £581 £525 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £345 £320
% change year-on-year +1.45% +7.81% +1.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 73 55
Median hourly rate £19.75 £33.40 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.87% +19.29% +5.52%
10th Percentile £14.37 £14.64 £12.20
90th Percentile £46.38 £46.87 £46.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £33.40 £29.50
% change year-on-year -43.11% +13.22% +7.74%

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 9,906 17,626 19,520
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.99% 18.88% 18.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,879 10,636 11,669
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £283 £263 £239
90th Percentile £638 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £446 £413
% change year-on-year +0.84% +8.18% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 498 833 911
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +45.83% -20.00%
10th Percentile £15.85 £12.86 £12.63
90th Percentile £57.00 £54.35 £50.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year - +40.00% -20.00%

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 4 July 2020.

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 4 July 2020.

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 4 July 2020. 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 0 272 £360 +2.86% 89
UK excluding London -15 231 £350 +1.45% 75
London +96 71 £423 +5.63% 20
South East +36 66 £338 -3.57% 12
North of England +56 51 £300 -14.59% 20
Midlands +35 47 £550 +107.55% 15
West Midlands +54 38 £550 +88.03% 10
North West +40 26 £175 -48.15% 10
Yorkshire +61 22 £313 -16.67% 9
South West -4 21 £475 +18.75% 19
Scotland +20 17 £425 +41.67% 3
East of England +24 16 £340 - 3
Wales +31 11 £400 +23.08% 3
Work from Home -24 11 £353 +8.46% 7
East Midlands +11 8 £265 +1.92% 5
North East +25 3 £325 - 1
Northern Ireland +11 3 £373 +91.03%

For the 6 months to 4 July 2020, 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.

1 312 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 230 (73.72%) Cisco
3 156 (50.00%) CCNP
4 133 (42.63%) Firewall
5 119 (38.14%) WAN
6 118 (37.82%) LAN
7 89 (28.53%) Windows
8 84 (26.92%) Security Cleared
9 72 (23.08%) Microsoft
9 72 (23.08%) Juniper
10 70 (22.44%) BGP
11 69 (22.12%) VPN
12 59 (18.91%) OSPF
12 59 (18.91%) Network Security
13 56 (17.95%) TCP/IP
14 54 (17.31%) Windows Server
15 52 (16.67%) ITIL
15 52 (16.67%) Telecoms
15 52 (16.67%) SC Cleared
16 51 (16.35%) VMware
16 51 (16.35%) CheckPoint
17 50 (16.03%) Active Directory
17 50 (16.03%) Wireless
18 49 (15.71%) DNS
19 48 (15.38%) VoIP
19 48 (15.38%) Linux
20 43 (13.78%) Microsoft Certification
21 42 (13.46%) MPLS
22 39 (12.50%) EIGRP
22 39 (12.50%) DHCP

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 21 (6.73%) MS Exchange
2 11 (3.53%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (1.60%) Skype for Business
5 3 (0.96%) Confluence
5 3 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (0.96%) IIS
6 2 (0.64%) CMS
7 1 (0.32%) Apache
7 1 (0.32%) SAS
Applications
1 28 (8.97%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.28%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 38 (12.18%) Azure
2 22 (7.05%) AWS
3 20 (6.41%) Office 365
4 17 (5.45%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (3.53%) GCP
6 8 (2.56%) IaaS
7 5 (1.60%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.64%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 2 (0.64%) PaaS
9 1 (0.32%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.32%) Asana
9 1 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.32%) GitHub
9 1 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 133 (42.63%) Firewall
2 119 (38.14%) WAN
3 118 (37.82%) LAN
4 70 (22.44%) BGP
5 69 (22.12%) VPN
6 59 (18.91%) Network Security
6 59 (18.91%) OSPF
7 56 (17.95%) TCP/IP
8 50 (16.03%) Wireless
9 49 (15.71%) DNS
10 48 (15.38%) VoIP
11 42 (13.46%) MPLS
12 39 (12.50%) DHCP
12 39 (12.50%) EIGRP
13 35 (11.22%) Cisco Nexus
14 28 (8.97%) IPsec
15 27 (8.65%) Cisco ASA
16 26 (8.33%) Internet
17 25 (8.01%) Ethernet
18 24 (7.69%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.88%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.56%) MongoDB
2 8 (2.56%) MySQL
3 5 (1.60%) Aerospike
3 5 (1.60%) Apache Cassandra
3 5 (1.60%) Big Data
3 5 (1.60%) Redis
4 4 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (0.96%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.64%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 9 (2.88%) Jenkins
2 5 (1.60%) JIRA
3 4 (1.28%) Rational DOORS
3 4 (1.28%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (0.96%) Robot Framework
4 3 (0.96%) TestRail
5 1 (0.32%) GitLab
5 1 (0.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 52 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 25 (8.01%) Public Sector
3 22 (7.05%) Finance
4 11 (3.53%) Legal
5 6 (1.92%) Back Office
5 6 (1.92%) Banking
6 4 (1.28%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.96%) Front Office
7 3 (0.96%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.64%) Law
8 2 (0.64%) Police
9 1 (0.32%) Automotive
9 1 (0.32%) Electronics
9 1 (0.32%) French Language
9 1 (0.32%) Games
9 1 (0.32%) Marketing
9 1 (0.32%) Norwegian Language
9 1 (0.32%) Publishing
9 1 (0.32%) Retail
Job Titles
1 157 (50.32%) Network Engineer
2 34 (10.90%) Architect
3 24 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
4 23 (7.37%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 23 (7.37%) Support Engineer
5 16 (5.13%) Security Engineer
6 15 (4.81%) Analyst
6 15 (4.81%) Network Architect
6 15 (4.81%) Network Security Engineer
7 14 (4.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 12 (3.85%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 11 (3.53%) Consultant
10 10 (3.21%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 9 (2.88%) 3rd Line Support
11 9 (2.88%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 9 (2.88%) Junior
11 9 (2.88%) Network Support
11 9 (2.88%) Network Support Engineer
11 9 (2.88%) Wintel Engineer
12 8 (2.56%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.60%) REST
1 5 (1.60%) SOAP
1 5 (1.60%) WebSockets
2 4 (1.28%) .NET
2 4 (1.28%) 802.1X
2 4 (1.28%) Node.js
3 3 (0.96%) AngularJS
3 3 (0.96%) HTML
3 3 (0.96%) HTML5
3 3 (0.96%) Kafka
4 2 (0.64%) COM
4 2 (0.64%) LDAP
5 1 (0.32%) Web Services
5 1 (0.32%) XMPP
5 1 (0.32%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 39 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 17 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (3.53%) Management Information System
3 11 (3.53%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (2.24%) CMDB
4 7 (2.24%) Enterprise Storage
4 7 (2.24%) Video Conferencing
5 5 (1.60%) Cyberthreat
5 5 (1.60%) Driving Licence
5 5 (1.60%) PKI
6 4 (1.28%) Cyber Defence
6 4 (1.28%) Handset
6 4 (1.28%) NHS
7 3 (0.96%) Cloud Native
7 3 (0.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (0.64%) Fibre Optics
8 2 (0.64%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.64%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.32%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.32%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 89 (28.53%) Windows
2 54 (17.31%) Windows Server
3 48 (15.38%) Linux
4 18 (5.77%) Windows 10
5 14 (4.49%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (4.17%) Unix
6 13 (4.17%) Windows Server 2016
7 11 (3.53%) Windows 7
8 9 (2.88%) CentOS
9 8 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (1.92%) CatOS
10 6 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (1.28%) Android
11 4 (1.28%) Fedora
11 4 (1.28%) Windows 2000 Server
12 3 (0.96%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.64%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.64%) Windows Server 2019
13 2 (0.64%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (16.67%) ITIL
2 38 (12.18%) Migration
2 38 (12.18%) Network Design
3 36 (11.54%) Change Management
4 32 (10.26%) Service Delivery
5 22 (7.05%) Problem-Solving
5 22 (7.05%) Project Delivery
6 20 (6.41%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (5.77%) Cybersecurity
7 18 (5.77%) Load Balancing
7 18 (5.77%) Network Management
8 17 (5.45%) Service Management
9 16 (5.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 16 (5.13%) SIEM
10 15 (4.81%) Communications Security
10 15 (4.81%) DevOps
11 14 (4.49%) Customer Requirements
11 14 (4.49%) Project Management
12 12 (3.85%) Process Management
13 11 (3.53%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 28 (8.97%) Python
2 16 (5.13%) SQL
3 13 (4.17%) PowerShell
4 8 (2.56%) Java
5 6 (1.92%) Bash Shell
5 6 (1.92%) C
5 6 (1.92%) JavaScript
6 4 (1.28%) C++
6 4 (1.28%) Perl
7 3 (0.96%) PHP
8 1 (0.32%) Go
8 1 (0.32%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 312 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 156 (50.00%) CCNP
3 84 (26.92%) Security Cleared
4 52 (16.67%) SC Cleared
5 43 (13.78%) Microsoft Certification
6 34 (10.90%) Degree
6 34 (10.90%) MCSE
7 28 (8.97%) CCDP
8 25 (8.01%) CCIE
9 24 (7.69%) DV Cleared
10 20 (6.41%) CCDA
11 17 (5.45%) MCSA
12 16 (5.13%) BPSS Clearance
13 15 (4.81%) BC Cleared
14 14 (4.49%) CISSP
15 13 (4.17%) CCIE Routing and Switching
15 13 (4.17%) JNCIA
15 13 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 12 (3.85%) CCIP
17 9 (2.88%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.81%) SLA
2 11 (3.53%) QA
3 4 (1.28%) NIST
4 2 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.64%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.32%) GDPR
5 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.32%) PMO
5 1 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.32%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 50 (16.03%) Active Directory
2 34 (10.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (5.45%) VMware ESXi
4 16 (5.13%) VMware NSX
5 15 (4.81%) vSphere
6 9 (2.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 9 (2.88%) Virtual Servers
7 8 (2.56%) Hyper-V
8 4 (1.28%) ProxySG
8 4 (1.28%) XenApp
9 2 (0.64%) Docker
9 2 (0.64%) Firmware
9 2 (0.64%) NFS
9 2 (0.64%) Samba
9 2 (0.64%) VirtualBox
9 2 (0.64%) Xen
9 2 (0.64%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.32%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (0.32%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 12 (3.85%) FortiGate
1 12 (3.85%) SCCM
2 11 (3.53%) Cisco Prime
2 11 (3.53%) Puppet
3 10 (3.21%) Ansible
4 9 (2.88%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (2.56%) vCenter Server
6 6 (1.92%) OpenView
6 6 (1.92%) Terraform
7 5 (1.60%) Cisco CUCM
7 5 (1.60%) Microsoft Intune
7 5 (1.60%) Nagios
7 5 (1.60%) Statseeker
7 5 (1.60%) vRealize Orchestrator
7 5 (1.60%) ZABBIX
8 4 (1.28%) Cisco UCCX
8 4 (1.28%) vRealize
9 3 (0.96%) Cacti
9 3 (0.96%) CSIRT
9 3 (0.96%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 230 (73.72%) Cisco
2 72 (23.08%) Juniper
2 72 (23.08%) Microsoft
3 51 (16.35%) CheckPoint
3 51 (16.35%) VMware
4 36 (11.54%) Palo Alto
5 30 (9.62%) SolarWinds
6 27 (8.65%) F5
7 23 (7.37%) Dell
8 20 (6.41%) Splunk
9 18 (5.77%) Fortinet
10 16 (5.13%) Citrix
11 14 (4.49%) HP
12 13 (4.17%) Oracle
13 12 (3.85%) Google
14 11 (3.53%) Alcatel-Lucent
15 10 (3.21%) EMC
15 10 (3.21%) Meraki
16 7 (2.24%) Huawei
16 7 (2.24%) Polycom