Period
to 12 November 2018

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 November 2018 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 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 334 359 245
Rank change year-on-year +25 -114 +19
Contract jobs citing CCNA 780 706 1,170
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.76% 0.70% 1.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.07% 3.70% 5.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 462 456 719
UK median daily rate £375 £325 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -1.52% +1.54%
10th Percentile £200 £175 £203
90th Percentile £526 £488 £516
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year +12.00% -3.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 47 77
UK median hourly rate £26.50 £26.25 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.95% -4.55% +22.22%
10th Percentile £15.24 £13.20 £15.43
90th Percentile £46.75 £57.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £26.25 £25.50
% change year-on-year -14.29% +2.94% +15.91%

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 19,153 19,081 22,178
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.63% 18.83% 20.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,309 11,669 13,800
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £250 £221 £240
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.23% +1.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 938 911 851
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £26.25 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +0.96% +4.00%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.25 £49.75 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.31 £28.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year -11.19% +5.56% +8.00%

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 12 November 2018.

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 November 2018.

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 November 2018. 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 +30 694 £388 +17.42% 331
UK excluding London -12 533 £350 +12.00% 259
London +73 233 £425 +13.33% 83
North of England +13 129 £348 -8.55% 75
South East -49 121 £393 +12.14% 47
Midlands +4 100 £315 +28.57% 48
South West +2 81 £350 +28.44% 41
West Midlands -6 63 £325 +23.81% 38
North West -15 57 £373 -4.49% 42
Yorkshire +11 56 £345 +15.00% 22
East Midlands +13 37 £290 +28.89% 10
East of England -7 34 £363 +22.36% 37
Scotland -10 33 £275 -8.33% 3
Wales -32 22 £300 +56.13% 4
North East +12 16 £225 -31.82% 11
Northern Ireland +45 10 £325 - 4
Isle of Man - 5 £425 -

For the 6 months to 12 November 2018, 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.

1 780 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 620 (79.49%) Cisco
3 368 (47.18%) CCNP
4 302 (38.72%) Firewall
5 248 (31.79%) WAN
6 238 (30.51%) LAN
7 199 (25.51%) Windows
8 194 (24.87%) Security Cleared
9 183 (23.46%) ITIL
10 159 (20.38%) Microsoft
11 152 (19.49%) SC Cleared
12 139 (17.82%) Wireless
12 139 (17.82%) VMware
13 136 (17.44%) Data Centre
14 131 (16.79%) CheckPoint
14 131 (16.79%) Microsoft Certification
15 127 (16.28%) Windows Server
16 121 (15.51%) Juniper
17 117 (15.00%) Network Security
18 115 (14.74%) VPN
19 112 (14.36%) OSPF
20 111 (14.23%) TCP/IP
21 109 (13.97%) Cisco ASA
22 100 (12.82%) MPLS
22 100 (12.82%) BGP
23 99 (12.69%) F5
24 96 (12.31%) Active Directory
25 94 (12.05%) VoIP
25 94 (12.05%) Cisco Nexus
26 93 (11.92%) MCSE

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 22 (2.82%) Skype for Business
2 21 (2.69%) MS Exchange
3 15 (1.92%) SharePoint
4 12 (1.54%) Confluence
5 11 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (0.77%) IIS
7 4 (0.51%) IBM Domino
8 3 (0.38%) Apache Pig
8 3 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.26%) Apache
9 2 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.26%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.26%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.13%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.13%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 37 (4.74%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.15%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.13%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 60 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 52 (6.67%) Office 365
3 35 (4.49%) Amazon AWS
4 20 (2.56%) IaaS
5 14 (1.79%) PaaS
6 4 (0.51%) SaaS
7 3 (0.38%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.26%) Akamai
8 2 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.26%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.13%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 302 (38.72%) Firewall
2 248 (31.79%) WAN
3 238 (30.51%) LAN
4 139 (17.82%) Wireless
5 117 (15.00%) Network Security
6 115 (14.74%) VPN
7 112 (14.36%) OSPF
8 111 (14.23%) TCP/IP
9 109 (13.97%) Cisco ASA
10 100 (12.82%) BGP
10 100 (12.82%) MPLS
11 94 (12.05%) Cisco Nexus
11 94 (12.05%) VoIP
12 79 (10.13%) DNS
13 64 (8.21%) VLAN
14 58 (7.44%) DHCP
15 49 (6.28%) Internet
16 45 (5.77%) Ethernet
17 44 (5.64%) Cisco IOS
17 44 (5.64%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (2.69%) SQL Server
2 5 (0.64%) MySQL
3 4 (0.51%) Big Data
3 4 (0.51%) Oracle Discoverer
3 4 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (0.38%) Apache Hive
4 3 (0.38%) Hadoop
4 3 (0.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 3 (0.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.26%) GIS
5 2 (0.26%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.13%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.13%) DB2
6 1 (0.13%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.13%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.13%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.13%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 19 (2.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 17 (2.18%) JIRA
3 11 (1.41%) Jenkins
4 8 (1.03%) Git (software)
4 8 (1.03%) Selenium
5 5 (0.64%) TeamCity
6 3 (0.38%) Bitbucket
6 3 (0.38%) CodeSonar
6 3 (0.38%) git-flow
6 3 (0.38%) Robot Framework
6 3 (0.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.26%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.13%) Hudson
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.13%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (0.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 67 (8.59%) Telecoms
2 64 (8.21%) Finance
3 29 (3.72%) Banking
4 24 (3.08%) Retail
5 12 (1.54%) Automotive
5 12 (1.54%) Manufacturing
6 9 (1.15%) Law
7 7 (0.90%) Publishing
8 6 (0.77%) Legal
9 5 (0.64%) Advertising
9 5 (0.64%) Electronics
10 4 (0.51%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.26%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.26%) Back Office
11 2 (0.26%) Front Office
11 2 (0.26%) Marketing
12 1 (0.13%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.13%) German Language
12 1 (0.13%) Military
12 1 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 371 (47.56%) Network Engineer
2 105 (13.46%) Cisco Engineer
3 67 (8.59%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 55 (7.05%) Analyst
5 43 (5.51%) Security Engineer
6 42 (5.38%) Architect
7 40 (5.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 40 (5.13%) Support Engineer
8 37 (4.74%) Senior Network Engineer
9 36 (4.62%) Network Security Engineer
10 34 (4.36%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
11 28 (3.59%) Network Support
12 26 (3.33%) Consultant
13 21 (2.69%) Network Support Engineer
14 20 (2.56%) 2nd Line Support
14 20 (2.56%) Voice Engineer
15 18 (2.31%) Deployment Engineer
15 18 (2.31%) Network Consultant
16 17 (2.18%) Network Architect
16 17 (2.18%) NOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (2.31%) 802.1X
2 17 (2.18%) REST
3 10 (1.28%) SailPoint
4 8 (1.03%) XMPP
5 7 (0.90%) Web Services
6 6 (0.77%) Middleware
7 5 (0.64%) CSS
8 4 (0.51%) LAMP
9 3 (0.38%) .NET
9 3 (0.38%) .NET Framework
9 3 (0.38%) Django
9 3 (0.38%) Java EE
9 3 (0.38%) Node.js
9 3 (0.38%) OAuth
9 3 (0.38%) RabbitMQ
9 3 (0.38%) SAML
9 3 (0.38%) SOAP
9 3 (0.38%) Spine.js
9 3 (0.38%) Spring MVC
9 3 (0.38%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 136 (17.44%) Data Centre
2 67 (8.59%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (3.97%) Computer Science
3 31 (3.97%) Self-Motivation
4 20 (2.56%) Video Conferencing
5 18 (2.31%) Driving Licence
6 15 (1.92%) Management Information System
7 12 (1.54%) Private Cloud
8 9 (1.15%) NHS
9 8 (1.03%) CMDB
10 7 (0.90%) BBC
10 7 (0.90%) Smartphone
11 6 (0.77%) Fat Client
11 6 (0.77%) Mobile App
11 6 (0.77%) Thin Client
12 5 (0.64%) CCTV
12 5 (0.64%) Handset
12 5 (0.64%) Public Cloud
12 5 (0.64%) Replication
13 4 (0.51%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 199 (25.51%) Windows
2 127 (16.28%) Windows Server
3 65 (8.33%) Linux
4 43 (5.51%) Unix
5 33 (4.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 28 (3.59%) Windows Server 2012
7 24 (3.08%) Windows 7
8 21 (2.69%) Windows 10
9 9 (1.15%) CentOS
10 8 (1.03%) Mac OS
10 8 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (0.77%) Android
11 6 (0.77%) Solaris
12 5 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (0.51%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.38%) CatOS
14 3 (0.38%) Check Point GAiA
14 3 (0.38%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.38%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.26%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 183 (23.46%) ITIL
2 70 (8.97%) Migration
3 65 (8.33%) Network Monitoring
4 60 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
5 55 (7.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 51 (6.54%) Load Balancing
7 48 (6.15%) Network Management
8 47 (6.03%) Network Design
9 40 (5.13%) Agile Software Development
10 34 (4.36%) Information Security
11 33 (4.23%) Service Management
12 32 (4.10%) Change Management
13 30 (3.85%) ITIL V3
14 28 (3.59%) Disaster Recovery
15 27 (3.46%) PRINCE2
15 27 (3.46%) Project Management
16 26 (3.33%) Service Delivery
17 25 (3.21%) Cybersecurity
17 25 (3.21%) Incident Management
18 23 (2.95%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 48 (6.15%) PowerShell
2 35 (4.49%) Python
3 23 (2.95%) SQL
4 21 (2.69%) C
4 21 (2.69%) Perl
5 17 (2.18%) Bash Shell
6 6 (0.77%) C++
6 6 (0.77%) Java
7 5 (0.64%) JavaScript
7 5 (0.64%) PHP
8 4 (0.51%) Tcl
9 3 (0.38%) C#
9 3 (0.38%) Objective-C
9 3 (0.38%) PL/SQL
9 3 (0.38%) VB
10 2 (0.26%) Korn
10 2 (0.26%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.26%) VBScript
11 1 (0.13%) Go
11 1 (0.13%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 780 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 368 (47.18%) CCNP
3 194 (24.87%) Security Cleared
4 152 (19.49%) SC Cleared
5 131 (16.79%) Microsoft Certification
6 93 (11.92%) MCSE
7 73 (9.36%) Degree
8 52 (6.67%) CCIE
9 46 (5.90%) MCSA
10 45 (5.77%) DV Cleared
11 42 (5.38%) ITIL Certification
12 41 (5.26%) CISSP
13 40 (5.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 27 (3.46%) CCSA
14 27 (3.46%) MCP
15 25 (3.21%) CISM
16 24 (3.08%) CCSE
17 23 (2.95%) JNCIA
18 22 (2.82%) CCDP
19 20 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (5.13%) SLA
2 21 (2.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (1.79%) GDPR
4 12 (1.54%) HIPAA
5 11 (1.41%) QA
6 7 (0.90%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 6 (0.77%) Government Security Classifications
7 6 (0.77%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.26%) PMO
9 2 (0.26%) PSD2
10 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.13%) JSP 440
System Software
1 96 (12.31%) Active Directory
2 89 (11.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
4 22 (2.82%) Hyper-V
5 20 (2.56%) vSphere
6 15 (1.92%) VMware NSX
7 9 (1.15%) Firmware
8 8 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
9 7 (0.90%) XenDesktop
10 6 (0.77%) XenApp
11 5 (0.64%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (0.51%) Forefront TMG
13 3 (0.38%) Docker
13 3 (0.38%) UAG
14 2 (0.26%) ISA Server
14 2 (0.26%) KVM
14 2 (0.26%) ProxySG
14 2 (0.26%) VirtualBox
15 1 (0.13%) EMC RecoverPoint
15 1 (0.13%) Squid
Systems Management
1 38 (4.87%) SCCM
2 29 (3.72%) Cisco CUCM
3 27 (3.46%) vCenter Server
4 12 (1.54%) PowerCLI
4 12 (1.54%) Puppet
5 11 (1.41%) Cisco Prime
5 11 (1.41%) FortiGate
5 11 (1.41%) SolarWinds Orion
6 8 (1.03%) Ansible
6 8 (1.03%) Cisco UCCX
6 8 (1.03%) Nagios
6 8 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (0.77%) Cisco UCCE
8 4 (0.51%) AirWatch
8 4 (0.51%) ArcSight ESM
8 4 (0.51%) NetBackup
8 4 (0.51%) Tivoli Identity Manager
9 3 (0.38%) CA Single Sign-On
9 3 (0.38%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 3 (0.38%) OpenView
Vendors
1 620 (79.49%) Cisco
2 159 (20.38%) Microsoft
3 139 (17.82%) VMware
4 131 (16.79%) CheckPoint
5 121 (15.51%) Juniper
6 99 (12.69%) F5
7 66 (8.46%) Palo Alto
8 46 (5.90%) Meraki
8 46 (5.90%) Oracle
9 43 (5.51%) SolarWinds
10 41 (5.26%) HP
11 39 (5.00%) Aruba
12 32 (4.10%) Fortinet
13 28 (3.59%) Avaya
14 24 (3.08%) Remedy
15 22 (2.82%) CyberArk
16 21 (2.69%) Citrix
16 21 (2.69%) McAfee
16 21 (2.69%) Splunk
17 19 (2.44%) Riverbed