Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 297 323 343
Rank change year-on-year +26 +20 -113
Contract jobs citing CCNA 587 776 714
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.85% 0.78% 0.71%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.98% 4.03% 3.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 375 482 457
UK median daily rate £380 £368 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.40% +14.84% -1.54%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £185
90th Percentile £550 £538 £509
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £361 £300
% change year-on-year +10.73% +20.42% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 58 32
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £28.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.64% +19.15% -7.84%
10th Percentile £15.25 £14.71 £11.37
90th Percentile £45.13 £47.09 £34.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -30.91% +10.00% -1.96%

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 14,740 19,276 19,063
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.38% 19.43% 18.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,054 11,535 11,706
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £260 £258 £225
90th Percentile £638 £632 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 673 918 850
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +20.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £14.50 £12.55 £12.23
90th Percentile £57.00 £51.40 £50.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.62 £26.22
% change year-on-year +13.55% +9.18% -4.67%

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 19 February 2020.

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 19 February 2020.

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 19 February 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 +34 507 £375 - 294
UK excluding London +21 415 £400 +10.73% 215
London +95 163 £375 -9.09% 104
South East +55 139 £400 +3.90% 62
North of England +30 66 £350 +0.72% 61
Midlands +22 64 £413 +48.65% 28
West Midlands +47 47 £481 +50.98% 22
North West +29 41 £400 +14.29% 32
East of England +39 40 £315 -7.35% 23
Scotland +11 34 £425 +30.77% 10
South West -23 34 £375 -8.54% 16
Wales +42 30 £400 +6.67% 12
Yorkshire +39 17 £260 -19.38% 19
East Midlands -2 17 £341 +23.82% 5
Northern Ireland +13 9 £320 -24.71% 3
North East +14 8 £273 -16.15% 10

For the 6 months to 19 February 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.

1 587 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 427 (72.74%) Cisco
3 288 (49.06%) CCNP
4 244 (41.57%) Firewall
5 198 (33.73%) LAN
6 195 (33.22%) WAN
7 152 (25.89%) Windows
8 131 (22.32%) Security Cleared
9 129 (21.98%) TCP/IP
10 121 (20.61%) Data Centre
11 117 (19.93%) VMware
12 111 (18.91%) VPN
13 108 (18.40%) Juniper
14 105 (17.89%) Microsoft
15 102 (17.38%) Telecoms
16 98 (16.70%) BGP
17 97 (16.52%) OSPF
18 95 (16.18%) MPLS
18 95 (16.18%) ITIL
19 94 (16.01%) SC Cleared
20 93 (15.84%) Wireless
21 87 (14.82%) CheckPoint
21 87 (14.82%) Network Security
22 82 (13.97%) VMware Infrastructure
23 81 (13.80%) Palo Alto
24 78 (13.29%) Cisco Nexus
25 77 (13.12%) VoIP
26 76 (12.95%) DNS
27 75 (12.78%) Linux
28 71 (12.10%) Microsoft Certification

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 24 (4.09%) MS Exchange
2 21 (3.58%) SharePoint
3 19 (3.24%) Skype for Business
4 12 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2013
5 10 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (1.19%) IIS
7 5 (0.85%) Confluence
8 4 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.51%) Apache
10 2 (0.34%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.34%) nginx
10 2 (0.34%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.17%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.17%) WebLogic
Applications
1 30 (5.11%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (2.21%) MS Visio
3 9 (1.53%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (0.85%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.17%) assyst
3 1 (0.17%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 53 (9.03%) Azure
2 43 (7.33%) Office 365
3 38 (6.47%) AWS
4 16 (2.73%) Cloud Computing
5 12 (2.04%) GCP
5 12 (2.04%) IaaS
6 7 (1.19%) PaaS
7 6 (1.02%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (0.68%) SaaS
9 2 (0.34%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 2 (0.34%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.17%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.17%) Asana
10 1 (0.17%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.17%) G Suite
10 1 (0.17%) GitHub
10 1 (0.17%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 244 (41.57%) Firewall
2 198 (33.73%) LAN
3 195 (33.22%) WAN
4 129 (21.98%) TCP/IP
5 111 (18.91%) VPN
6 98 (16.70%) BGP
7 97 (16.52%) OSPF
8 95 (16.18%) MPLS
9 93 (15.84%) Wireless
10 87 (14.82%) Network Security
11 78 (13.29%) Cisco Nexus
12 77 (13.12%) VoIP
13 76 (12.95%) DNS
14 64 (10.90%) Cisco ASA
15 61 (10.39%) DHCP
16 59 (10.05%) EIGRP
17 55 (9.37%) Ethernet
18 45 (7.67%) Cisco IOS
18 45 (7.67%) Internet
19 43 (7.33%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (2.90%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.02%) Big Data
3 4 (0.68%) MongoDB
3 4 (0.68%) MySQL
4 3 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.17%) Aerospike
5 1 (0.17%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.17%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.17%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.17%) Redis
5 1 (0.17%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 16 (2.73%) Sonatype Nexus
2 15 (2.56%) Rational DOORS
3 14 (2.39%) Jenkins
4 11 (1.87%) JIRA
5 6 (1.02%) Git (software)
5 6 (1.02%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 3 (0.51%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.34%) Artifactory
7 2 (0.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.34%) git-flow
7 2 (0.34%) Robot Framework
7 2 (0.34%) TestRail
8 1 (0.17%) Fiddler
8 1 (0.17%) GitLab
8 1 (0.17%) Postman
8 1 (0.17%) SoapUI
General
1 102 (17.38%) Telecoms
2 61 (10.39%) Finance
3 42 (7.16%) Public Sector
4 23 (3.92%) Banking
5 16 (2.73%) Front Office
6 15 (2.56%) Investment Banking
7 14 (2.39%) Legal
8 9 (1.53%) Manufacturing
8 9 (1.53%) Marketing
9 7 (1.19%) Electronics
9 7 (1.19%) Law
9 7 (1.19%) Retail
10 5 (0.85%) Publishing
11 4 (0.68%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.51%) Back Office
12 3 (0.51%) French Language
13 2 (0.34%) Automotive
14 1 (0.17%) German Language
14 1 (0.17%) Military
14 1 (0.17%) Norwegian Language
Job Titles
1 299 (50.94%) Network Engineer
2 55 (9.37%) Cisco Engineer
3 48 (8.18%) Analyst
4 45 (7.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 40 (6.81%) Architect
6 34 (5.79%) Support Engineer
7 27 (4.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 24 (4.09%) Security Engineer
9 23 (3.92%) Network Security Engineer
10 18 (3.07%) Network Support
10 18 (3.07%) Senior Network Engineer
10 18 (3.07%) Technical Architect
11 17 (2.90%) Juniper Engineer
12 16 (2.73%) Network Analyst
12 16 (2.73%) Network Architect
13 15 (2.56%) Data Network Engineer
13 15 (2.56%) IP Network Engineer
13 15 (2.56%) Test Engineer
14 14 (2.39%) Consultant
14 14 (2.39%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (4.26%) 802.1X
2 11 (1.87%) .NET
3 9 (1.53%) REST
4 4 (0.68%) Web Services
5 3 (0.51%) AngularJS
5 3 (0.51%) Kafka
5 3 (0.51%) LDAP
5 3 (0.51%) Middleware
5 3 (0.51%) Node.js
6 2 (0.34%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.34%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (0.34%) GraphQL
6 2 (0.34%) React
6 2 (0.34%) SOAP
6 2 (0.34%) Spring
6 2 (0.34%) Spring MVC
6 2 (0.34%) Vue.js
6 2 (0.34%) XMPP
7 1 (0.17%) Django
7 1 (0.17%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 121 (20.61%) Data Centre
2 24 (4.09%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (4.09%) Self-Motivation
3 20 (3.41%) Private Cloud
4 17 (2.90%) Cyber Defence
5 14 (2.39%) Driving Licence
5 14 (2.39%) Management Information System
6 10 (1.70%) Enterprise Storage
6 10 (1.70%) Smart Meter
7 9 (1.53%) CMDB
7 9 (1.53%) Fibre Optics
8 8 (1.36%) Public Cloud
8 8 (1.36%) Video Conferencing
9 7 (1.19%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 7 (1.19%) NHS
9 7 (1.19%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 5 (0.85%) Clustering
10 5 (0.85%) Linux Command Line
10 5 (0.85%) PKI
11 4 (0.68%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 152 (25.89%) Windows
2 75 (12.78%) Linux
3 63 (10.73%) Windows Server
4 32 (5.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 29 (4.94%) Unix
6 24 (4.09%) Windows 10
6 24 (4.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (2.73%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (2.39%) CentOS
9 13 (2.21%) Windows 7
10 9 (1.53%) Android
10 9 (1.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (1.19%) Windows 8
12 6 (1.02%) Windows XP
13 5 (0.85%) Apple iOS
14 4 (0.68%) CatOS
14 4 (0.68%) Fedora
14 4 (0.68%) SUSE
15 2 (0.34%) Solaris
15 2 (0.34%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (16.18%) ITIL
2 61 (10.39%) Change Management
3 59 (10.05%) Service Delivery
4 58 (9.88%) Network Management
5 55 (9.37%) Problem-Solving
6 52 (8.86%) Project Delivery
7 50 (8.52%) Migration
8 44 (7.50%) Network Design
9 43 (7.33%) Incident Management
10 40 (6.81%) Agile Software Development
11 37 (6.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 35 (5.96%) Service Management
13 32 (5.45%) Validation
14 29 (4.94%) Disaster Recovery
15 27 (4.60%) Network Monitoring
16 26 (4.43%) Load Balancing
16 26 (4.43%) Project Management
16 26 (4.43%) Test Automation
17 25 (4.26%) Configuration Management
18 24 (4.09%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 42 (7.16%) Python
2 36 (6.13%) SQL
3 31 (5.28%) PowerShell
4 23 (3.92%) Perl
5 16 (2.73%) C
6 14 (2.39%) Bash Shell
7 9 (1.53%) C++
7 9 (1.53%) Java
8 4 (0.68%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.34%) PHP
9 2 (0.34%) Ruby
10 1 (0.17%) Erlang
10 1 (0.17%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.17%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.17%) XPath
Qualifications
1 587 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 288 (49.06%) CCNP
3 131 (22.32%) Security Cleared
4 94 (16.01%) SC Cleared
5 71 (12.10%) Microsoft Certification
6 66 (11.24%) CCIE
7 52 (8.86%) MCSE
8 48 (8.18%) Degree
9 47 (8.01%) CCDA
10 32 (5.45%) DV Cleared
11 27 (4.60%) MCSA
12 25 (4.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 22 (3.75%) BPSS Clearance
13 22 (3.75%) CCDP
14 20 (3.41%) MCP
15 19 (3.24%) CCIE Routing and Switching
16 18 (3.07%) BC Cleared
17 17 (2.90%) ISTQB
18 16 (2.73%) Network+ Certification
19 15 (2.56%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (5.45%) SLA
2 12 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (1.70%) QA
4 8 (1.36%) NIST
5 5 (0.85%) PMO
6 4 (0.68%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.51%) COBIT
7 3 (0.51%) GDPR
7 3 (0.51%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.17%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 82 (13.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 67 (11.41%) Active Directory
3 30 (5.11%) VMware NSX
4 27 (4.60%) vSphere
5 26 (4.43%) Hyper-V
6 21 (3.58%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (1.36%) Virtual Servers
7 8 (1.36%) XenApp
8 7 (1.19%) Docker
9 6 (1.02%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 6 (1.02%) XenDesktop
10 5 (0.85%) Firmware
10 5 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (0.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.34%) Forefront TMG
12 2 (0.34%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.34%) NFS
12 2 (0.34%) Samba
12 2 (0.34%) VirtualBox
12 2 (0.34%) Xen
Systems Management
1 29 (4.94%) Puppet
2 28 (4.77%) Cisco Prime
3 26 (4.43%) FortiGate
4 22 (3.75%) Opscode Chef
5 20 (3.41%) Nagios
5 20 (3.41%) vCenter Server
6 18 (3.07%) Ansible
7 16 (2.73%) SCCM
7 16 (2.73%) Statseeker
7 16 (2.73%) ZABBIX
8 14 (2.39%) Cacti
8 14 (2.39%) NetMRI
9 8 (1.36%) PowerCLI
10 7 (1.19%) Cisco CUCM
10 7 (1.19%) Terraform
10 7 (1.19%) vRealize Orchestrator
10 7 (1.19%) WSUS
11 6 (1.02%) Cisco UCCX
11 6 (1.02%) Kubernetes
12 5 (0.85%) Avamar
Vendors
1 427 (72.74%) Cisco
2 117 (19.93%) VMware
3 108 (18.40%) Juniper
4 105 (17.89%) Microsoft
5 87 (14.82%) CheckPoint
6 81 (13.80%) Palo Alto
7 55 (9.37%) F5
8 36 (6.13%) Fortinet
9 34 (5.79%) EMC
9 34 (5.79%) Oracle
10 32 (5.45%) SolarWinds
11 28 (4.77%) HP
12 27 (4.60%) Remedy
13 26 (4.43%) Dell
14 21 (3.58%) McAfee
14 21 (3.58%) Meraki
15 18 (3.07%) Citrix
16 14 (2.39%) Aruba
16 14 (2.39%) NetScout
16 14 (2.39%) Red Hat