Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 344 238 251
Rank change year-on-year -106 +13 +25
Contract jobs citing CCNA 691 1166 1095
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.70% 1.11% 0.96%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.74% 5.26% 4.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 446 707 681
UK median daily rate £329 £335 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.87% +4.69% -1.54%
10th Percentile £175 £200 £180
90th Percentile £500 £525 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 74 80
UK median hourly rate £32.00 £28.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +24.44% +4.65%
10th Percentile £15.30 £15.83 £11.20
90th Percentile £57.50 £47.50 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.25 £27.50 £21.64
% change year-on-year +17.27% +27.09% +8.68%

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 18483 22182 22241
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.60% 21.04% 19.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 11285 13773 13301
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +2.56%
10th Percentile £225 £240 £240
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £380
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +4.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 899 831 1094
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £26.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.77% +10.42% +23.08%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.25 £11.81
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.19 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00% +25.00%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 22 October 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 -105 626 £350 +2.94% 96
UK excluding London -62 502 £325 - 73
South East -29 177 £364 +3.52% 16
London -112 173 £375 -3.23% 31
North of England +28 93 £375 +13.64% 20
Midlands +5 88 £275 -18.52% 16
South West -30 57 £273 -9.17% 6
North West +24 53 £380 +8.57% 10
West Midlands -11 48 £275 -30.16% 8
East Midlands +13 39 £225 -30.77% 8
East of England -99 38 £296 -1.25% 7
Yorkshire -14 33 £331 -4.68% 9
Scotland -14 26 £235 -12.56% 4
Wales +14 23 £180 -42.40% 5
North East +61 7 £250 -23.08% 1
Channel Islands 0 1 £190 -49.33% 1

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 691 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 508 (73.52%) Cisco
3 327 (47.32%) CCNP
4 285 (41.24%) Firewall
5 200 (28.94%) LAN
6 190 (27.50%) WAN
7 153 (22.14%) Windows
8 149 (21.56%) ITIL
9 140 (20.26%) Wireless
10 137 (19.83%) Microsoft
11 128 (18.52%) VMware
12 110 (15.92%) Security Cleared
13 103 (14.91%) Microsoft Certification
14 101 (14.62%) Data Centre
15 99 (14.33%) Juniper
16 96 (13.89%) CheckPoint
17 95 (13.75%) Active Directory
18 94 (13.60%) VPN
19 84 (12.16%) Network Security
20 79 (11.43%) TCP/IP
21 77 (11.14%) HP
21 77 (11.14%) Windows Server
22 76 (11.00%) Cisco ASA
23 74 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
23 74 (10.71%) VLAN
24 73 (10.56%) BGP
25 71 (10.27%) MPLS
25 71 (10.27%) MCSE
25 71 (10.27%) SC Cleared
26 68 (9.84%) 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 56 (8.10%) MS Exchange
2 22 (3.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (2.75%) IIS
4 13 (1.88%) Skype for Business
5 12 (1.74%) SharePoint
6 9 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (0.58%) SAS
9 3 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.29%) Apache
10 2 (0.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.29%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.14%) CMS
11 1 (0.14%) Confluence
11 1 (0.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 24 (3.47%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (2.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (2.89%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.87%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.29%) 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 48 (6.95%) Office 365
2 37 (5.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (3.04%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.58%) Mimecast
5 3 (0.43%) SaaS
5 3 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.29%) GitHub
6 2 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.29%) IaaS
7 1 (0.14%) PaaS
7 1 (0.14%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 285 (41.24%) Firewall
2 200 (28.94%) LAN
3 190 (27.50%) WAN
4 140 (20.26%) Wireless
5 94 (13.60%) VPN
6 84 (12.16%) Network Security
7 79 (11.43%) TCP/IP
8 76 (11.00%) Cisco ASA
9 74 (10.71%) VLAN
10 73 (10.56%) BGP
11 71 (10.27%) MPLS
12 68 (9.84%) DNS
12 68 (9.84%) OSPF
13 64 (9.26%) VoIP
14 59 (8.54%) DHCP
15 55 (7.96%) Cisco Nexus
16 52 (7.53%) SAN
17 48 (6.95%) Wi-Fi
18 42 (6.08%) Ethernet
19 36 (5.21%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (4.92%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.30%) SQL Server 2005
2 9 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (1.16%) Big Data
4 6 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (0.87%) SQL Server 2016
5 5 (0.72%) Hadoop
6 3 (0.43%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (0.43%) MongoDB
6 3 (0.43%) MySQL
6 3 (0.43%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.29%) Blockchain
7 2 (0.29%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.29%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (0.58%) Sonatype Nexus
2 3 (0.43%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.14%) JIRA
3 1 (0.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 55 (7.96%) Finance
2 51 (7.38%) Telecoms
3 20 (2.89%) Banking
4 12 (1.74%) Manufacturing
5 9 (1.30%) Investment Banking
6 8 (1.16%) Back Office
7 7 (1.01%) Automotive
7 7 (1.01%) Retail
8 5 (0.72%) Advertising
8 5 (0.72%) Legal
9 4 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.43%) Electronics
10 3 (0.43%) Marketing
11 2 (0.29%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.29%) Local Government
12 1 (0.14%) Games
12 1 (0.14%) Law
12 1 (0.14%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.14%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 308 (44.57%) Network Engineer
2 113 (16.35%) Cisco Engineer
3 93 (13.46%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 73 (10.56%) Support Engineer
5 47 (6.80%) Architect
6 45 (6.51%) Network Support
7 39 (5.64%) Analyst
8 37 (5.35%) Network Support Engineer
9 35 (5.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 30 (4.34%) Senior Network Engineer
11 29 (4.20%) Consultant
12 26 (3.76%) Firewall Engineer
13 25 (3.62%) Cisco Support
14 24 (3.47%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 21 (3.04%) Security Engineer
15 21 (3.04%) Voice Engineer
16 20 (2.89%) Wireless Engineer
17 18 (2.60%) Network Architect
17 18 (2.60%) Network Consultant
17 18 (2.60%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (2.46%) 802.1X
2 7 (1.01%) Web Services
3 6 (0.87%) .NET
4 4 (0.58%) WAP
5 3 (0.43%) Elastic Stack
5 3 (0.43%) LAMP
5 3 (0.43%) Middleware
5 3 (0.43%) XMPP
6 2 (0.29%) XML
6 2 (0.29%) XSLT
7 1 (0.14%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 101 (14.62%) Data Centre
2 46 (6.66%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (4.20%) Management Information System
4 22 (3.18%) Driving Licence
5 20 (2.89%) Computer Science
6 19 (2.75%) NHS
7 18 (2.60%) Video Conferencing
8 14 (2.03%) Clustering
9 7 (1.01%) Replication
10 6 (0.87%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 6 (0.87%) Greenfield Project
10 6 (0.87%) Private Cloud
11 5 (0.72%) FMCG
11 5 (0.72%) Hedge funds
12 4 (0.58%) CMDB
12 4 (0.58%) Enterprise Storage
12 4 (0.58%) PKI
12 4 (0.58%) Public Cloud
12 4 (0.58%) Virtual Team
13 3 (0.43%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 153 (22.14%) Windows
2 77 (11.14%) Windows Server
3 60 (8.68%) Linux
4 36 (5.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 34 (4.92%) Windows Server 2008
6 28 (4.05%) Windows 7
7 25 (3.62%) Unix
8 18 (2.60%) Windows 10
9 14 (2.03%) Windows Server 2003
10 13 (1.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 12 (1.74%) CentOS
12 10 (1.45%) Windows 8
13 9 (1.30%) Solaris
13 9 (1.30%) Windows Vista
14 8 (1.16%) SUSE
15 7 (1.01%) Windows 2000
16 6 (0.87%) Mac OS
17 5 (0.72%) AIX
17 5 (0.72%) Windows NT
18 4 (0.58%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (21.56%) ITIL
2 62 (8.97%) Migration
3 54 (7.81%) Network Design
4 40 (5.79%) Change Management
5 37 (5.35%) Service Delivery
6 33 (4.78%) Project Management
7 30 (4.34%) Network Monitoring
8 29 (4.20%) Information Security
9 28 (4.05%) PRINCE2
9 28 (4.05%) Service Management
10 27 (3.91%) Network Management
11 26 (3.76%) Change Control
11 26 (3.76%) Disaster Recovery
11 26 (3.76%) ITIL V3
12 24 (3.47%) Load Balancing
12 24 (3.47%) TOGAF
13 23 (3.33%) Incident Management
14 21 (3.04%) Agile Software Development
15 19 (2.75%) Asset Management
15 19 (2.75%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 29 (4.20%) SQL
2 19 (2.75%) PowerShell
3 12 (1.74%) Python
4 9 (1.30%) Perl
5 8 (1.16%) C
6 7 (1.01%) Bash Shell
7 3 (0.43%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.29%) Java
8 2 (0.29%) Ruby
8 2 (0.29%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 691 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 327 (47.32%) CCNP
3 110 (15.92%) Security Cleared
4 103 (14.91%) Microsoft Certification
5 71 (10.27%) MCSE
5 71 (10.27%) SC Cleared
6 60 (8.68%) CCIE
7 51 (7.38%) Degree
8 43 (6.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 41 (5.93%) JNCIA
10 35 (5.07%) CISSP
10 35 (5.07%) DV Cleared
11 28 (4.05%) JNCIS
11 28 (4.05%) MCSA
12 26 (3.76%) CCDA
13 23 (3.33%) MCP
14 21 (3.04%) CCENT
15 20 (2.89%) CCDP
16 17 (2.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 16 (2.32%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (6.80%) SLA
2 14 (2.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.16%) PCI DSS
3 8 (1.16%) QA
4 6 (0.87%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 3 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 2 (0.29%) COBIT
7 2 (0.29%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.29%) HIPAA
7 2 (0.29%) PMO
8 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 95 (13.75%) Active Directory
2 74 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (4.05%) Hyper-V
4 24 (3.47%) vSphere
5 23 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (1.88%) VMware NSX
7 12 (1.74%) Firmware
7 12 (1.74%) XenApp
8 7 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (0.72%) Virtual Servers
9 5 (0.72%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.43%) BitLocker
10 3 (0.43%) ProxySG
11 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.14%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.14%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.14%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 34 (4.92%) Cisco CUCM
2 23 (3.33%) SCCM
3 19 (2.75%) Cisco Prime
4 12 (1.74%) Cisco UCCX
5 11 (1.59%) HP Data Protector
6 10 (1.45%) Microsoft Clustering
6 10 (1.45%) SCOM
6 10 (1.45%) Tivoli
6 10 (1.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 9 (1.30%) FortiGate
8 8 (1.16%) Nagios
8 8 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (1.16%) Puppet
9 7 (1.01%) Ansible
9 7 (1.01%) Norton AntiVirus
9 7 (1.01%) WSUS
10 6 (0.87%) vCenter Server
11 5 (0.72%) Backup Exec
11 5 (0.72%) WMI
12 4 (0.58%) Cacti
Vendors
1 508 (73.52%) Cisco
2 137 (19.83%) Microsoft
3 128 (18.52%) VMware
4 99 (14.33%) Juniper
5 96 (13.89%) CheckPoint
6 77 (11.14%) HP
7 50 (7.24%) Citrix
8 35 (5.07%) SolarWinds
9 31 (4.49%) F5
10 30 (4.34%) Palo Alto
11 23 (3.33%) Dell
11 23 (3.33%) Red Hat
12 20 (2.89%) Fortinet
13 19 (2.75%) Aruba
14 18 (2.60%) Meraki
15 16 (2.32%) Riverbed
16 15 (2.17%) EMC
17 12 (1.74%) Apple
17 12 (1.74%) NetApp
17 12 (1.74%) Sophos