Period
to 26 September 2017

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 26 September 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
6 months to
26 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 332 236 246
Rank change year-on-year -96 +10 +40
Contract jobs citing CCNA 716 1194 1088
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.72% 1.12% 0.96%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.86% 5.26% 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 463 723 676
UK median daily rate £338 £325 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.85% +1.56% -1.54%
10th Percentile £175 £198 £181
90th Percentile £500 £525 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 80 85
UK median hourly rate £32.00 £29.75 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.56% +35.23% +10.00%
10th Percentile £12.88 £16.15 £9.55
90th Percentile £57.50 £47.50 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £28.00 £21.53
% change year-on-year +14.29% +30.08% +8.11%

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 18557 22686 21774
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.74% 21.25% 19.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 11261 14098 12915
UK median daily rate £425 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% +3.90%
10th Percentile £233 £240 £240
90th Percentile £600 £588 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 904 828 1077
UK median hourly rate £29.25 £27.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.36% +19.57% +15.00%
10th Percentile £12.12 £12.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.42 £47.88 £48.93
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £27.50 £24.12
% change year-on-year +16.36% +14.01% +20.60%

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 26 September 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 6 months to 26 September 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for CCNA in the UK

CCNA
Top 16 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 26 September 2017. 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 -107 645 £350 +3.70% 84
UK excluding London -44 520 £325 - 63
South East -4 191 £375 +7.14% 10
London -122 178 £375 -2.53% 23
North of England -4 94 £375 +15.38% 25
Midlands +7 88 £281 -13.46% 7
South West -41 55 £306 -5.77% 6
North West -2 52 £380 +18.75% 12
West Midlands +8 51 £325 -13.33% 4
East of England -77 37 £296 +1.28% 13
East Midlands +5 36 £250 -16.74% 3
Yorkshire -14 33 £391 +11.79% 10
Scotland -34 28 £220 -24.14% 2
Wales +7 27 £180 -42.40%
North East +68 8 £250 +18.76% 3
Channel Islands - 1 £190 -

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 716 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 534 (74.58%) Cisco
3 348 (48.60%) CCNP
4 312 (43.58%) Firewall
5 211 (29.47%) LAN
6 207 (28.91%) WAN
7 160 (22.35%) ITIL
8 153 (21.37%) Windows
9 151 (21.09%) Wireless
10 133 (18.58%) Microsoft
11 131 (18.30%) VMware
12 125 (17.46%) Security Cleared
13 110 (15.36%) VPN
13 110 (15.36%) Data Centre
14 107 (14.94%) CheckPoint
15 105 (14.66%) Juniper
16 97 (13.55%) Network Security
17 94 (13.13%) Microsoft Certification
17 94 (13.13%) TCP/IP
18 90 (12.57%) Active Directory
19 86 (12.01%) Cisco ASA
20 83 (11.59%) HP
20 83 (11.59%) BGP
20 83 (11.59%) VLAN
21 78 (10.89%) SC Cleared
22 76 (10.61%) Windows Server
22 76 (10.61%) OSPF
23 74 (10.34%) MPLS
23 74 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
24 72 (10.06%) 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 58 (8.10%) MS Exchange
2 23 (3.21%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (2.65%) IIS
4 10 (1.40%) Skype for Business
5 8 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (0.98%) SharePoint
7 6 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (0.56%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.42%) Apache
9 3 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.28%) CMS
10 2 (0.28%) SAS
11 1 (0.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.14%) Confluence
11 1 (0.14%) JBoss
11 1 (0.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 24 (3.35%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (3.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (3.07%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.14%) CA PPM
2 1 (0.14%) Eikon
2 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.14%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 44 (6.15%) Office 365
2 32 (4.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (2.93%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.56%) IaaS
5 3 (0.42%) SaaS
5 3 (0.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.28%) GitHub
6 2 (0.28%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.14%) PaaS
7 1 (0.14%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 312 (43.58%) Firewall
2 211 (29.47%) LAN
3 207 (28.91%) WAN
4 151 (21.09%) Wireless
5 110 (15.36%) VPN
6 97 (13.55%) Network Security
7 94 (13.13%) TCP/IP
8 86 (12.01%) Cisco ASA
9 83 (11.59%) BGP
9 83 (11.59%) VLAN
10 76 (10.61%) OSPF
11 74 (10.34%) MPLS
12 72 (10.06%) DNS
12 72 (10.06%) VoIP
13 64 (8.94%) Cisco Nexus
14 63 (8.80%) DHCP
15 54 (7.54%) SAN
16 45 (6.28%) Wi-Fi
17 44 (6.15%) Ethernet
18 42 (5.87%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (4.05%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.26%) Big Data
2 9 (1.26%) SQL Server 2005
2 9 (1.26%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (0.98%) SQL Server 2016
4 6 (0.84%) Hadoop
5 4 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (0.42%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (0.42%) MongoDB
6 3 (0.42%) MySQL
6 3 (0.42%) NoSQL
6 3 (0.42%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.28%) Blockchain
7 2 (0.28%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.28%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.14%) MS Access
8 1 (0.14%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.14%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.14%) Redis
Development Applications
1 5 (0.70%) Sonatype Nexus
2 3 (0.42%) Git (software)
2 3 (0.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.14%) JIRA
General
1 58 (8.10%) Finance
1 58 (8.10%) Telecoms
2 27 (3.77%) Banking
3 11 (1.54%) Manufacturing
4 9 (1.26%) Investment Banking
5 8 (1.12%) Back Office
6 7 (0.98%) Automotive
7 6 (0.84%) Retail
8 5 (0.70%) Advertising
8 5 (0.70%) Legal
9 4 (0.56%) Electronics
10 3 (0.42%) Marketing
10 3 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.28%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.28%) Local Government
12 1 (0.14%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.14%) Games
12 1 (0.14%) Law
12 1 (0.14%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.14%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 316 (44.13%) Network Engineer
2 118 (16.48%) Cisco Engineer
3 98 (13.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 73 (10.20%) Support Engineer
5 44 (6.15%) Analyst
5 44 (6.15%) Architect
6 42 (5.87%) Network Support
7 36 (5.03%) Network Support Engineer
8 34 (4.75%) Senior Network Engineer
9 32 (4.47%) Consultant
10 30 (4.19%) Security Engineer
11 29 (4.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 24 (3.35%) Firewall Engineer
13 23 (3.21%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 23 (3.21%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 22 (3.07%) Cisco Support
14 22 (3.07%) Network Security Engineer
14 22 (3.07%) Voice Engineer
15 21 (2.93%) Technical Support
16 20 (2.79%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (1.82%) 802.1X
2 6 (0.84%) .NET
2 6 (0.84%) Web Services
3 5 (0.70%) WAP
3 5 (0.70%) XMPP
4 4 (0.56%) XML
5 3 (0.42%) Elastic Stack
5 3 (0.42%) LAMP
5 3 (0.42%) Middleware
6 2 (0.28%) XSLT
7 1 (0.14%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (0.14%) JAAS
7 1 (0.14%) Java EE
7 1 (0.14%) JMS
7 1 (0.14%) JMX
7 1 (0.14%) JNDI
7 1 (0.14%) LAPP Stack
7 1 (0.14%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 110 (15.36%) Data Centre
2 44 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (4.61%) Management Information System
4 26 (3.63%) Video Conferencing
5 24 (3.35%) Driving Licence
6 20 (2.79%) NHS
7 16 (2.23%) Computer Science
8 12 (1.68%) Clustering
9 8 (1.12%) Replication
10 7 (0.98%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 7 (0.98%) Greenfield Project
11 6 (0.84%) EMC VNX
11 6 (0.84%) PKI
12 5 (0.70%) BBC
12 5 (0.70%) Hedge funds
13 4 (0.56%) CMDB
13 4 (0.56%) Enterprise Storage
13 4 (0.56%) Private Cloud
13 4 (0.56%) Virtual Team
14 3 (0.42%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 153 (21.37%) Windows
2 76 (10.61%) Windows Server
3 62 (8.66%) Linux
4 33 (4.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 32 (4.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 31 (4.33%) Windows 7
7 30 (4.19%) Unix
8 20 (2.79%) Windows 10
9 15 (2.09%) CentOS
9 15 (2.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 14 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
11 11 (1.54%) Windows 8
12 10 (1.40%) Solaris
13 9 (1.26%) SUSE
13 9 (1.26%) Windows Vista
14 7 (0.98%) Mac OS
14 7 (0.98%) Windows 2000
15 6 (0.84%) Mac OS X
16 5 (0.70%) AIX
16 5 (0.70%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (22.35%) ITIL
2 70 (9.78%) Migration
3 57 (7.96%) Network Design
4 46 (6.42%) Change Management
5 36 (5.03%) Service Delivery
6 34 (4.75%) Network Management
6 34 (4.75%) Network Monitoring
7 31 (4.33%) Project Management
8 30 (4.19%) ITIL V3
9 29 (4.05%) Service Management
10 28 (3.91%) Disaster Recovery
11 27 (3.77%) Information Security
11 27 (3.77%) PRINCE2
12 23 (3.21%) DevOps
13 22 (3.07%) Change Control
13 22 (3.07%) Load Balancing
14 21 (2.93%) Agile Software Development
15 20 (2.79%) Asset Management
15 20 (2.79%) Incident Management
15 20 (2.79%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 30 (4.19%) SQL
2 21 (2.93%) PowerShell
3 14 (1.96%) Python
4 12 (1.68%) C
5 11 (1.54%) Perl
6 8 (1.12%) Bash Shell
7 4 (0.56%) Ruby
8 3 (0.42%) Java
8 3 (0.42%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.28%) VBScript
10 1 (0.14%) C++
10 1 (0.14%) PHP
Qualifications
1 716 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 348 (48.60%) CCNP
3 125 (17.46%) Security Cleared
4 94 (13.13%) Microsoft Certification
5 78 (10.89%) SC Cleared
6 62 (8.66%) MCSE
7 60 (8.38%) CCIE
8 49 (6.84%) Degree
9 46 (6.42%) JNCIA
10 41 (5.73%) DV Cleared
11 39 (5.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 33 (4.61%) CISSP
13 30 (4.19%) JNCIS
14 27 (3.77%) CCDP
14 27 (3.77%) MCSA
15 26 (3.63%) CCDA
16 23 (3.21%) CCENT
17 20 (2.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 19 (2.65%) CCSA
18 19 (2.65%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (6.56%) SLA
2 11 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (1.26%) PCI DSS
3 9 (1.26%) QA
4 5 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 3 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 3 (0.42%) PMO
6 2 (0.28%) COBIT
6 2 (0.28%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.28%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 90 (12.57%) Active Directory
2 74 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (3.63%) Hyper-V
4 25 (3.49%) vSphere
5 23 (3.21%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (1.68%) VMware NSX
7 11 (1.54%) Firmware
8 10 (1.40%) XenApp
9 7 (0.98%) Virtual Servers
10 6 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
11 5 (0.70%) ProxySG
12 4 (0.56%) XenDesktop
13 3 (0.42%) BitLocker
13 3 (0.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 2 (0.28%) VMware Workstation
15 1 (0.14%) ISA Server
15 1 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
15 1 (0.14%) NFS
15 1 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
15 1 (0.14%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 37 (5.17%) Cisco CUCM
2 25 (3.49%) SCCM
3 15 (2.09%) SCOM
4 14 (1.96%) Cisco Prime
5 13 (1.82%) HP Data Protector
6 12 (1.68%) Cisco UCCX
7 11 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
7 11 (1.54%) Puppet
7 11 (1.54%) Tivoli
7 11 (1.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 10 (1.40%) Nagios
9 9 (1.26%) FortiGate
9 9 (1.26%) vCenter Server
10 8 (1.12%) Microsoft Clustering
10 8 (1.12%) Norton AntiVirus
11 7 (0.98%) Ansible
12 5 (0.70%) Cisco UCCE
12 5 (0.70%) WMI
12 5 (0.70%) WSUS
13 4 (0.56%) Cacti
Vendors
1 534 (74.58%) Cisco
2 133 (18.58%) Microsoft
3 131 (18.30%) VMware
4 107 (14.94%) CheckPoint
5 105 (14.66%) Juniper
6 83 (11.59%) HP
7 49 (6.84%) Citrix
8 38 (5.31%) F5
9 34 (4.75%) Palo Alto
9 34 (4.75%) SolarWinds
10 27 (3.77%) Red Hat
11 25 (3.49%) Fortinet
12 24 (3.35%) Dell
13 23 (3.21%) Riverbed
14 22 (3.07%) EMC
15 19 (2.65%) Aruba
16 15 (2.09%) Meraki
17 12 (1.68%) Apple
17 12 (1.68%) Blue Coat
18 11 (1.54%) Sophos