Period
to 21 September 2021

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 21 September 2021 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
21 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 433 282 283
Rank change year-on-year -151 +1 +59
Contract jobs citing CCNA 399 231 839
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.50% 0.78% 0.95%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.68% 3.07% 4.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 128 554
10th Percentile £200 £163 £200
25th Percentile £263 £221 £253
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £375 £373 £350
Median % change year-on-year +0.67% +6.43% -6.67%
75th Percentile £500 £496 £473
90th Percentile £539 £600 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £362 £310 £350
% change year-on-year +16.69% -11.43% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 22 57
10th Percentile £12.25 £16.00 £16.25
25th Percentile £16.75 £18.69 £17.09
Median hourly rate £22.50 £24.66 £37.50
Median % change year-on-year -8.74% -34.25% +78.57%
75th Percentile £42.00 £40.00 £45.13
90th Percentile £51.65 £45.00 £48.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -11.11% -40.00% +78.57%

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 14,876 7,533 17,194
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.63% 25.60% 19.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,651 5,055 10,851
10th Percentile £313 £294 £263
25th Percentile £410 £390 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £465
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%
75th Percentile £600 £573 £568
90th Percentile £679 £638 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +5.50% +2.33% +6.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 682 278 766
10th Percentile £12.30 £15.93 £13.75
25th Percentile £16.25 £21.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate £33.00 £31.61 £40.00
Median % change year-on-year +4.40% -20.98% +74.44%
75th Percentile £53.75 £48.61 £50.00
90th Percentile £65.50 £64.50 £58.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.44 £30.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +1.45% -25.00% +73.91%

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 21 September 2021.

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 21 September 2021.

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 21 September 2021. 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 -136 340 £375 - 176
UK excluding London -63 260 £362 +16.69% 142
London -152 102 £389 -13.56% 43
Work from Home -204 80 £400 -20.00% 22
North of England -51 60 £425 +139.44% 34
South East -80 54 £400 +33.33% 42
South West -20 49 £350 +13.82% 20
Midlands -57 49 £340 -29.35% 19
East Midlands -15 31 £340 +13.33% 5
North West -46 27 £475 +171.43% 22
Yorkshire -40 22 £220 -41.33% 7
Scotland -71 20 £361 +86.32% 3
West Midlands -71 18 £361 -27.80% 14
East of England -39 17 £241 -24.84% 18
North East -8 11 £550 +15.79% 5
Wales -25 11 £313 +7.76% 5

For the 6 months to 21 September 2021, 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.

1 399 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 235 (58.90%) Cisco
3 163 (40.85%) Firewall
4 152 (38.10%) CCNP
5 125 (31.33%) Windows
6 115 (28.82%) ITIL
7 100 (25.06%) LAN
8 96 (24.06%) WAN
9 90 (22.56%) VMware
10 85 (21.30%) Social Skills
11 81 (20.30%) Microsoft
12 80 (20.05%) Active Directory
12 80 (20.05%) VPN
13 76 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
14 73 (18.30%) Security Cleared
15 72 (18.05%) Telecoms
16 70 (17.54%) Network Security
17 63 (15.79%) Wireless
18 62 (15.54%) Linux
19 60 (15.04%) Windows Server
20 59 (14.79%) Palo Alto
20 59 (14.79%) MCSE
21 58 (14.54%) Problem-Solving
22 54 (13.53%) Azure
23 52 (13.03%) DNS
23 52 (13.03%) Juniper
24 51 (12.78%) Wi-Fi
24 51 (12.78%) VMware Infrastructure
25 50 (12.53%) SC Cleared
25 50 (12.53%) Infrastructure Engineering

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 29 (7.27%) MS Exchange
2 14 (3.51%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.75%) Confluence
4 6 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (1.50%) SAS
5 4 (1.00%) IIS
6 1 (0.25%) Apache
6 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.25%) Mule
6 1 (0.25%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.25%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 23 (5.76%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (3.01%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.25%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.25%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 54 (13.53%) Azure
2 42 (10.53%) Microsoft 365
3 27 (6.77%) AWS
4 12 (3.01%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (1.50%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 6 (1.50%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (1.50%) IaaS
6 3 (0.75%) Azure Storage
7 2 (0.50%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.50%) PaaS
7 2 (0.50%) SaaS
8 1 (0.25%) AWS Direct Connect
8 1 (0.25%) Azure Sentinel
8 1 (0.25%) GCP
8 1 (0.25%) GitHub
8 1 (0.25%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.25%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.25%) Power Automate
8 1 (0.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 163 (40.85%) Firewall
2 100 (25.06%) LAN
3 96 (24.06%) WAN
4 80 (20.05%) VPN
5 70 (17.54%) Network Security
6 63 (15.79%) Wireless
7 52 (13.03%) DNS
8 51 (12.78%) Wi-Fi
9 46 (11.53%) Cisco ASA
9 46 (11.53%) TCP/IP
10 44 (11.03%) DHCP
11 38 (9.52%) VoIP
12 35 (8.77%) BGP
13 32 (8.02%) MPLS
14 30 (7.52%) OSPF
15 27 (6.77%) IPsec
15 27 (6.77%) VLAN
16 26 (6.52%) SSL
17 25 (6.27%) SAN
18 24 (6.02%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (6.52%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.76%) SQL Server 2016
3 12 (3.01%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (1.00%) SQL Server 2017
5 3 (0.75%) MySQL
5 3 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.50%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.25%) Big Data
7 1 (0.25%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.25%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (2.26%) JIRA
2 6 (1.50%) Sonatype Nexus
3 4 (1.00%) Arsenale Dataplane
3 4 (1.00%) TestRail
4 3 (0.75%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.75%) Rational DOORS
4 3 (0.75%) StarTeam
5 2 (0.50%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.25%) Appium
6 1 (0.25%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.25%) GitLab
6 1 (0.25%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.25%) Selenium
6 1 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 85 (21.30%) Social Skills
2 72 (18.05%) Telecoms
3 30 (7.52%) Public Sector
4 26 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (4.51%) Finance
6 13 (3.26%) Presentation Skills
7 11 (2.76%) Banking
7 11 (2.76%) Billing
8 8 (2.01%) Law
9 7 (1.75%) Back Office
9 7 (1.75%) Local Government
10 6 (1.50%) Marketing
11 5 (1.25%) Documentation Skills
12 4 (1.00%) Influencing Skills
12 4 (1.00%) Retail
13 3 (0.75%) Automotive
13 3 (0.75%) Electronics
13 3 (0.75%) Organisational Skills
14 2 (0.50%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 166 (41.60%) Network Engineer
2 48 (12.03%) Architect
3 41 (10.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 33 (8.27%) Analyst
5 25 (6.27%) Security Engineer
6 24 (6.02%) Cisco Engineer
6 24 (6.02%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 22 (5.51%) Solutions Architect
8 21 (5.26%) Support Engineer
9 18 (4.51%) Network Architect
9 18 (4.51%) Systems Engineer
10 17 (4.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 16 (4.01%) Network Security Engineer
12 14 (3.51%) Network Support
12 14 (3.51%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
13 13 (3.26%) Field Engineer
14 12 (3.01%) Design Engineer
14 12 (3.01%) Network Field Engineer
14 12 (3.01%) VMware Engineer
15 11 (2.76%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.26%) LDAP
2 9 (2.26%) 802.1X
3 5 (1.25%) Middleware
4 4 (1.00%) RESTful
5 2 (0.50%) COM
5 2 (0.50%) EDI
5 2 (0.50%) Flash
5 2 (0.50%) Web Services
6 1 (0.25%) .NET
6 1 (0.25%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.25%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.25%) Gherkin
6 1 (0.25%) HTML
6 1 (0.25%) LAMP
6 1 (0.25%) REST
6 1 (0.25%) SOAP
6 1 (0.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 49 (12.28%) Data Centre
2 13 (3.26%) PKI
3 10 (2.51%) NHS
4 9 (2.26%) Data Protection Act
4 9 (2.26%) Driving Licence
4 9 (2.26%) Fibre Optics
4 9 (2.26%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (2.01%) Handset
5 8 (2.01%) Management Information System
6 7 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (1.75%) Replication
7 5 (1.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 4 (1.00%) Algorithms
8 4 (1.00%) CCTV
8 4 (1.00%) Device Driver
8 4 (1.00%) Public Cloud
8 4 (1.00%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (1.00%) Virtual Team
9 3 (0.75%) CESG
9 3 (0.75%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 125 (31.33%) Windows
2 62 (15.54%) Linux
3 60 (15.04%) Windows Server
4 34 (8.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 26 (6.52%) Windows Server 2016
6 23 (5.76%) Windows Server 2019
7 14 (3.51%) Unix
8 12 (3.01%) VMS
9 11 (2.76%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (2.01%) Windows 10
11 5 (1.25%) Embedded Linux
11 5 (1.25%) Mac OS X
11 5 (1.25%) Windows 2000 Server
12 4 (1.00%) Ubuntu
12 4 (1.00%) Windows 7
13 3 (0.75%) Android
13 3 (0.75%) SUSE
13 3 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.50%) CentOS
14 2 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (28.82%) ITIL
2 58 (14.54%) Problem-Solving
3 50 (12.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 38 (9.52%) Computer Science
5 34 (8.52%) Network Management
6 31 (7.77%) Project Management
7 29 (7.27%) Migration
8 28 (7.02%) Network Design
9 26 (6.52%) Agile Software Development
9 26 (6.52%) Change Management
10 25 (6.27%) Cybersecurity
11 24 (6.02%) Project Delivery
12 23 (5.76%) Disaster Recovery
13 22 (5.51%) PRINCE2
14 19 (4.76%) TOGAF
15 18 (4.51%) Information Security
15 18 (4.51%) Kalman Filter
16 17 (4.26%) Service Delivery
17 15 (3.76%) CRM
18 14 (3.51%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 35 (8.77%) Python
2 26 (6.52%) PowerShell
3 17 (4.26%) SQL
4 9 (2.26%) C
5 6 (1.50%) Go
6 5 (1.25%) C++
6 5 (1.25%) Java
7 4 (1.00%) Rust
8 3 (0.75%) PHP
9 2 (0.50%) C#
10 1 (0.25%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 399 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 152 (38.10%) CCNP
3 76 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
4 73 (18.30%) Security Cleared
5 59 (14.79%) MCSE
6 50 (12.53%) SC Cleared
7 49 (12.28%) Degree
8 41 (10.28%) MCP
9 35 (8.77%) MCSA
10 29 (7.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 24 (6.02%) CCIE
11 24 (6.02%) CISSP
12 21 (5.26%) JNCIA
13 10 (2.51%) CISM
13 10 (2.51%) DV Cleared
13 10 (2.51%) ITIL Certification
13 10 (2.51%) JNCIP
13 10 (2.51%) JNCIS
14 9 (2.26%) CCDA
14 9 (2.26%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (7.77%) SLA
2 19 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (3.76%) PCI DSS
4 14 (3.51%) ISO 9001
5 7 (1.75%) QA
6 6 (1.50%) PMO
7 5 (1.25%) Cyber Essentials
7 5 (1.25%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 5 (1.25%) GDPR
8 2 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.50%) HIPAA
8 2 (0.50%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.50%) NIST
8 2 (0.50%) RMADS
9 1 (0.25%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.25%) SOC 2
System Software
1 80 (20.05%) Active Directory
2 51 (12.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (6.27%) vSphere
4 24 (6.02%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (2.76%) XenApp
6 6 (1.50%) KVM
7 5 (1.25%) Docker
7 5 (1.25%) ProxySG
7 5 (1.25%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (1.25%) XenDesktop
8 4 (1.00%) iptables
8 4 (1.00%) VMware NSX
8 4 (1.00%) Xen
9 3 (0.75%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.50%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 2 (0.50%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 20 (5.01%) WSUS
2 15 (3.76%) Ansible
3 14 (3.51%) SCCM
4 13 (3.26%) FortiGate
5 12 (3.01%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 11 (2.76%) vCenter Server
7 7 (1.75%) SCOM
8 6 (1.50%) Cisco CUCM
8 6 (1.50%) Cisco Prime
9 5 (1.25%) Microsoft Intune
9 5 (1.25%) Nessus
9 5 (1.25%) PowerCLI
10 4 (1.00%) Terraform
10 4 (1.00%) ZABBIX
11 3 (0.75%) NetBackup
11 3 (0.75%) Netcool
12 2 (0.50%) Grafana
12 2 (0.50%) Host Intrusion Detection System
12 2 (0.50%) Nmap
12 2 (0.50%) vRealize
Vendors
1 235 (58.90%) Cisco
2 90 (22.56%) VMware
3 81 (20.30%) Microsoft
4 59 (14.79%) Palo Alto
5 52 (13.03%) Juniper
6 46 (11.53%) CheckPoint
7 40 (10.03%) Fortinet
8 31 (7.77%) HP
9 28 (7.02%) Aruba
9 28 (7.02%) Meraki
9 28 (7.02%) SolarWinds
10 27 (6.77%) F5
11 26 (6.52%) Citrix
12 17 (4.26%) Dell
13 12 (3.01%) Ruckus Wireless
14 10 (2.51%) McAfee
14 10 (2.51%) Veeam
15 8 (2.01%) Infoblox
15 8 (2.01%) Remedy
16 6 (1.50%) Mapinfo