Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 344 233 255
Rank change year-on-year -111 +22 -3
Contract jobs citing CCNA 731 1157 1101
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.71% 1.12% 0.98%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.78% 5.46% 4.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 467 717 688
UK median daily rate £320 £330 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.95% +1.54% -
10th Percentile £173 £200 £185
90th Percentile £488 £500 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £305 £325 £325
% change year-on-year -6.15% - +1.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 77 77
UK median hourly rate £25.69 £27.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.58% +22.22% +12.50%
10th Percentile £12.75 £15.40 £14.86
90th Percentile £57.50 £47.50 £49.51
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.69 £26.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year -3.96% +18.89% +12.50%

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 19325 21182 22510
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.70% 20.50% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 11873 13248 13640
UK median daily rate £425 £416 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.16% +4.00% +1.27%
10th Percentile £221 £239 £247
90th Percentile £603 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £388
% change year-on-year +2.56% +0.65% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 883 859 1075
UK median hourly rate £25.69 £26.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.19% +4.00% +31.58%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.24 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.15 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £27.00 £25.12
% change year-on-year - +7.48% +32.21%

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 12 December 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 12 December 2017.

Contractor 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 12 December 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 -115 657 £325 -7.14% 127
UK excluding London -71 528 £305 -6.15% 109
London -101 192 £350 -6.67% 24
South East -64 165 £350 -3.78% 29
Midlands -2 102 £263 -22.22% 19
North of England -13 84 £345 +6.15% 35
South West -25 63 £250 -16.67% 13
East Midlands +15 51 £263 -19.23% 11
West Midlands -29 50 £275 -26.67% 8
East of England -76 50 £263 -7.89% 7
North West -2 47 £390 +20.00% 23
Scotland -21 35 £325 +23.81% 5
Yorkshire -13 31 £243 -29.71% 11
Wales +13 28 £275 -8.33% 1
North East +57 6 £313 -3.85% 1
Channel Islands +2 1 £190 -49.33%
Northern Ireland -39 1 - -

For the 6 months to 12 December 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.

1 731 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 545 (74.56%) Cisco
3 336 (45.96%) CCNP
4 288 (39.40%) Firewall
5 212 (29.00%) LAN
6 187 (25.58%) WAN
7 170 (23.26%) Wireless
8 167 (22.85%) ITIL
9 165 (22.57%) Windows
10 141 (19.29%) Microsoft
11 125 (17.10%) Microsoft Certification
12 120 (16.42%) VMware
13 118 (16.14%) VPN
14 110 (15.05%) Active Directory
15 106 (14.50%) Data Centre
16 105 (14.36%) Security Cleared
17 104 (14.23%) Juniper
18 97 (13.27%) Cisco ASA
19 90 (12.31%) Network Security
19 90 (12.31%) CheckPoint
19 90 (12.31%) MPLS
20 85 (11.63%) Windows Server
21 83 (11.35%) TCP/IP
22 82 (11.22%) MCSE
23 80 (10.94%) HP
24 74 (10.12%) BGP
25 73 (9.99%) VoIP
26 72 (9.85%) OSPF
26 72 (9.85%) Degree
27 71 (9.71%) SC Cleared

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 57 (7.80%) MS Exchange
2 30 (4.10%) Exchange Server 2010
3 21 (2.87%) SharePoint
4 19 (2.60%) IIS
5 15 (2.05%) Skype for Business
6 8 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (0.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (0.55%) SAS
8 3 (0.41%) Apache
8 3 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.27%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 34 (4.65%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.64%) MS Visio
3 10 (1.37%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.14%) Eikon
2 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.14%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 59 (8.07%) Office 365
2 49 (6.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (3.42%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (1.23%) Mimecast
5 4 (0.55%) SaaS
6 3 (0.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.27%) GitHub
7 2 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.27%) IaaS
8 1 (0.14%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.14%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.14%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 288 (39.40%) Firewall
2 212 (29.00%) LAN
3 187 (25.58%) WAN
4 170 (23.26%) Wireless
5 118 (16.14%) VPN
6 97 (13.27%) Cisco ASA
7 90 (12.31%) MPLS
7 90 (12.31%) Network Security
8 83 (11.35%) TCP/IP
9 74 (10.12%) BGP
10 73 (9.99%) VoIP
11 72 (9.85%) OSPF
12 67 (9.17%) DNS
13 66 (9.03%) VLAN
14 62 (8.48%) DHCP
15 54 (7.39%) Cisco Nexus
15 54 (7.39%) SAN
16 48 (6.57%) Wi-Fi
17 41 (5.61%) Internet
18 38 (5.20%) Cisco Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (4.79%) SQL Server
2 7 (0.96%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (0.68%) Big Data
3 5 (0.68%) MySQL
3 5 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (0.55%) Oracle Database
5 3 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (0.41%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (0.27%) Blockchain
6 2 (0.27%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.14%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 2 (0.27%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.14%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 63 (8.62%) Telecoms
2 50 (6.84%) Finance
3 11 (1.50%) Banking
4 8 (1.09%) Automotive
4 8 (1.09%) Manufacturing
5 7 (0.96%) Back Office
6 6 (0.82%) Advertising
7 5 (0.68%) Investment Banking
7 5 (0.68%) Legal
8 4 (0.55%) Retail
9 3 (0.41%) Electronics
9 3 (0.41%) Marketing
10 2 (0.27%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.27%) German Language
10 2 (0.27%) Law
11 1 (0.14%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.14%) Local Government
11 1 (0.14%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 366 (50.07%) Network Engineer
2 129 (17.65%) Cisco Engineer
3 104 (14.23%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 75 (10.26%) Support Engineer
5 47 (6.43%) Architect
6 44 (6.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 42 (5.75%) Network Support
8 41 (5.61%) Analyst
9 37 (5.06%) Network Support Engineer
10 31 (4.24%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 27 (3.69%) Network Specialist
12 26 (3.56%) Senior Network Engineer
13 24 (3.28%) Voice Engineer
14 23 (3.15%) Consultant
14 23 (3.15%) Firewall Engineer
14 23 (3.15%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
15 22 (3.01%) Cisco Support
15 22 (3.01%) Network Analyst
15 22 (3.01%) Security Engineer
16 19 (2.60%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.05%) 802.1X
2 5 (0.68%) WAP
3 4 (0.55%) .NET
3 4 (0.55%) Web Services
4 3 (0.41%) LAMP
4 3 (0.41%) XMPP
5 1 (0.14%) Core Data
5 1 (0.14%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.14%) SAP Basis
5 1 (0.14%) VML
Miscellaneous
1 106 (14.50%) Data Centre
2 42 (5.75%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (3.97%) Management Information System
4 28 (3.83%) Computer Science
5 20 (2.74%) NHS
6 19 (2.60%) Driving Licence
7 16 (2.19%) Video Conferencing
8 14 (1.92%) Clustering
9 10 (1.37%) Virtual Team
10 8 (1.09%) Replication
10 8 (1.09%) User Experience
11 6 (0.82%) FMCG
11 6 (0.82%) Microsoft Licensing
12 5 (0.68%) Hedge funds
12 5 (0.68%) Private Cloud
13 4 (0.55%) Cyber Attack
13 4 (0.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 4 (0.55%) Enterprise Storage
13 4 (0.55%) IVR
13 4 (0.55%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 165 (22.57%) Windows
2 85 (11.63%) Windows Server
3 42 (5.75%) Linux
3 42 (5.75%) Windows 7
4 41 (5.61%) Windows Server 2012
5 39 (5.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 26 (3.56%) Windows 10
7 25 (3.42%) Unix
8 16 (2.19%) Windows 8
9 12 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (0.96%) Windows 2000
12 6 (0.82%) CentOS
12 6 (0.82%) Mac OS
12 6 (0.82%) Solaris
12 6 (0.82%) Windows XP
13 5 (0.68%) Android
13 5 (0.68%) Windows NT
13 5 (0.68%) Windows Vista
14 3 (0.41%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (22.85%) ITIL
2 62 (8.48%) Network Design
3 50 (6.84%) Service Delivery
4 48 (6.57%) Migration
4 48 (6.57%) Project Management
5 40 (5.47%) Network Monitoring
6 37 (5.06%) Incident Management
7 34 (4.65%) Change Management
7 34 (4.65%) PRINCE2
8 30 (4.10%) Load Balancing
9 29 (3.97%) Network Management
10 28 (3.83%) Information Security
10 28 (3.83%) Service Management
11 27 (3.69%) Agile Software Development
11 27 (3.69%) Change Control
12 26 (3.56%) TOGAF
13 25 (3.42%) Data Protection
13 25 (3.42%) Disaster Recovery
14 24 (3.28%) Asset Management
15 21 (2.87%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 23 (3.15%) PowerShell
2 22 (3.01%) SQL
3 10 (1.37%) Perl
4 8 (1.09%) Python
5 6 (0.82%) Bash Shell
6 5 (0.68%) C
7 3 (0.41%) Java
7 3 (0.41%) Shell Script
7 3 (0.41%) VBScript
8 2 (0.27%) AWK
8 2 (0.27%) sed
9 1 (0.14%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 731 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 336 (45.96%) CCNP
3 125 (17.10%) Microsoft Certification
4 105 (14.36%) Security Cleared
5 82 (11.22%) MCSE
6 72 (9.85%) Degree
7 71 (9.71%) SC Cleared
8 70 (9.58%) CCIE
9 50 (6.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 38 (5.20%) MCSA
11 36 (4.92%) JNCIA
11 36 (4.92%) MCP
12 30 (4.10%) DV Cleared
13 28 (3.83%) CISSP
14 21 (2.87%) CCDA
15 20 (2.74%) CCDP
15 20 (2.74%) Computer Science Degree
15 20 (2.74%) JNCIS
16 19 (2.60%) Citrix Certification
17 18 (2.46%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (6.29%) SLA
2 20 (2.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.09%) Disclosure Scotland
3 8 (1.09%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.68%) GDPR
5 3 (0.41%) HIPAA
5 3 (0.41%) QA
6 2 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 2 (0.27%) FIPS 140-2
6 2 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.14%) COBIT
7 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.14%) NIST 800
System Software
1 110 (15.05%) Active Directory
2 69 (9.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (5.06%) Hyper-V
4 25 (3.42%) vSphere
5 23 (3.15%) VMware ESXi
6 14 (1.92%) VMware NSX
7 13 (1.78%) Firmware
7 13 (1.78%) XenApp
8 11 (1.50%) Virtual Machines
9 6 (0.82%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.41%) ProxySG
10 3 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.27%) NFS
11 2 (0.27%) Snort
11 2 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (0.27%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.27%) XenServer
12 1 (0.14%) Docker
12 1 (0.14%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 27 (3.69%) Cisco CUCM
2 22 (3.01%) SCCM
3 21 (2.87%) Cisco Prime
4 11 (1.50%) Cisco UCCX
4 11 (1.50%) Microsoft Clustering
5 10 (1.37%) Backup Exec
6 9 (1.23%) FortiGate
7 7 (0.96%) NetBackup
7 7 (0.96%) Norton AntiVirus
8 6 (0.82%) SCOM
9 5 (0.68%) Ansible
9 5 (0.68%) WSUS
10 4 (0.55%) Cacti
10 4 (0.55%) Cisco UCCE
10 4 (0.55%) Nagios
11 3 (0.41%) HP Data Protector
11 3 (0.41%) vCenter Server
12 2 (0.27%) Ionix
12 2 (0.27%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 2 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 545 (74.56%) Cisco
2 141 (19.29%) Microsoft
3 120 (16.42%) VMware
4 104 (14.23%) Juniper
5 90 (12.31%) CheckPoint
6 80 (10.94%) HP
7 50 (6.84%) Citrix
8 38 (5.20%) F5
9 32 (4.38%) Palo Alto
9 32 (4.38%) SolarWinds
10 21 (2.87%) Fortinet
11 20 (2.74%) Aruba
12 18 (2.46%) Dell
12 18 (2.46%) Meraki
12 18 (2.46%) Veeam
13 17 (2.33%) Sophos
14 16 (2.19%) Avaya
15 15 (2.05%) Blue Coat
16 14 (1.92%) Oracle
17 11 (1.50%) Apple