Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 317 353 236
Rank change year-on-year +36 -117 +24
Contract jobs citing CCNA 809 691 1,183
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.79% 0.70% 1.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.26% 3.71% 5.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 477 446 717
UK median daily rate £375 £329 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.07% -1.87% +4.69%
10th Percentile £200 £175 £200
90th Percentile £544 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 47 75
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £32.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.69% +14.29% +25.84%
10th Percentile £12.20 £15.30 £15.85
90th Percentile £46.80 £57.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.75 £32.25 £26.50
% change year-on-year -32.56% +21.70% +23.11%

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 18,996 18,633 22,468
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.56% 18.75% 21.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,244 11,369 13,950
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £245 £225 £240
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 944 902 846
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +1.85% +12.50%
10th Percentile £12.61 £12.01 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £49.98 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -16.67% +9.09% +10.00%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +18 720 £388 +10.71% 322
UK excluding London -3 547 £350 +7.69% 269
London +49 248 £450 +20.00% 68
North of England +16 139 £361 -3.83% 67
South East -64 114 £390 +7.03% 58
Midlands -6 102 £314 +14.09% 56
South West +5 87 £338 +23.85% 41
West Midlands +2 68 £320 +16.36% 42
Yorkshire +13 66 £413 +24.53% 23
North West -12 56 £370 -2.63% 33
East Midlands +6 34 £290 +28.89% 14
East of England +5 34 £388 +30.80% 32
Scotland -16 31 £313 +32.98% 7
Wales -18 26 £325 +80.56% 6
North East +14 17 £225 -10.00% 11
Northern Ireland - 9 £325 - 2
Isle of Man - 6 £425 -

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 809 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 637 (78.74%) Cisco
3 386 (47.71%) CCNP
4 309 (38.20%) Firewall
5 266 (32.88%) WAN
6 255 (31.52%) LAN
7 208 (25.71%) Security Cleared
8 204 (25.22%) Windows
9 194 (23.98%) ITIL
10 165 (20.40%) SC Cleared
11 156 (19.28%) Microsoft
12 150 (18.54%) Data Centre
13 143 (17.68%) VMware
14 132 (16.32%) Wireless
15 129 (15.95%) CheckPoint
15 129 (15.95%) Juniper
16 125 (15.45%) Windows Server
17 124 (15.33%) Microsoft Certification
18 121 (14.96%) Network Security
19 119 (14.71%) TCP/IP
20 111 (13.72%) MPLS
21 110 (13.60%) OSPF
21 110 (13.60%) VPN
22 108 (13.35%) VoIP
22 108 (13.35%) Cisco ASA
23 104 (12.86%) F5
24 101 (12.48%) VMware Infrastructure
24 101 (12.48%) Active Directory
25 99 (12.24%) BGP
26 92 (11.37%) Cisco Nexus

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 (2.97%) Skype for Business
2 23 (2.84%) MS Exchange
3 13 (1.61%) SharePoint
4 12 (1.48%) Confluence
5 10 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (0.87%) IIS
7 3 (0.37%) Apache
7 3 (0.37%) Apache Pig
7 3 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.25%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (0.25%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.25%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.12%) CMS
9 1 (0.12%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 32 (3.96%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (1.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (1.36%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.12%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 60 (7.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 39 (4.82%) Office 365
3 38 (4.70%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (1.98%) IaaS
5 10 (1.24%) PaaS
6 3 (0.37%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (0.37%) SaaS
7 2 (0.25%) Akamai
7 2 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.25%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.12%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.12%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.12%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 309 (38.20%) Firewall
2 266 (32.88%) WAN
3 255 (31.52%) LAN
4 132 (16.32%) Wireless
5 121 (14.96%) Network Security
6 119 (14.71%) TCP/IP
7 111 (13.72%) MPLS
8 110 (13.60%) OSPF
8 110 (13.60%) VPN
9 108 (13.35%) Cisco ASA
9 108 (13.35%) VoIP
10 99 (12.24%) BGP
11 92 (11.37%) Cisco Nexus
12 84 (10.38%) DNS
13 72 (8.90%) VLAN
14 57 (7.05%) DHCP
15 49 (6.06%) Internet
15 49 (6.06%) Wi-Fi
16 48 (5.93%) IPsec
17 46 (5.69%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (2.60%) SQL Server
2 5 (0.62%) MySQL
3 4 (0.49%) Big Data
3 4 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (0.37%) Apache Hive
4 3 (0.37%) Hadoop
4 3 (0.37%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 3 (0.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.25%) GIS
6 1 (0.12%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.12%) DB2
6 1 (0.12%) Geospatial Data
6 1 (0.12%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.12%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.12%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.12%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.12%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.12%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 19 (2.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 18 (2.22%) JIRA
3 12 (1.48%) Jenkins
4 8 (0.99%) Git (software)
4 8 (0.99%) Selenium
5 6 (0.74%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 5 (0.62%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.37%) Bitbucket
7 3 (0.37%) CodeSonar
7 3 (0.37%) git-flow
7 3 (0.37%) Rational DOORS
7 3 (0.37%) Robot Framework
7 3 (0.37%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.12%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 82 (10.14%) Telecoms
2 78 (9.64%) Finance
3 27 (3.34%) Banking
4 25 (3.09%) Retail
5 14 (1.73%) Manufacturing
6 12 (1.48%) Automotive
7 9 (1.11%) Publishing
8 8 (0.99%) Law
9 5 (0.62%) Electronics
9 5 (0.62%) Legal
10 4 (0.49%) Advertising
10 4 (0.49%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.49%) Marketing
11 2 (0.25%) Back Office
11 2 (0.25%) Front Office
12 1 (0.12%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.12%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.12%) German Language
12 1 (0.12%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 365 (45.12%) Network Engineer
2 110 (13.60%) Cisco Engineer
3 66 (8.16%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 62 (7.66%) Analyst
5 49 (6.06%) Security Engineer
6 48 (5.93%) Architect
7 42 (5.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 41 (5.07%) Senior Network Engineer
9 40 (4.94%) Support Engineer
10 37 (4.57%) Network Security Engineer
11 31 (3.83%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
12 30 (3.71%) Network Support
13 23 (2.84%) Consultant
13 23 (2.84%) Voice Engineer
14 22 (2.72%) 2nd Line Support
14 22 (2.72%) Network Support Engineer
15 21 (2.60%) Network Architect
16 20 (2.47%) Network Analyst
17 19 (2.35%) Deployment Engineer
17 19 (2.35%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (2.47%) REST
2 19 (2.35%) 802.1X
3 13 (1.61%) SailPoint
4 10 (1.24%) XMPP
5 8 (0.99%) Middleware
6 7 (0.87%) Web Services
7 5 (0.62%) CSS
7 5 (0.62%) LAMP
8 3 (0.37%) .NET
8 3 (0.37%) .NET Framework
8 3 (0.37%) ASP.NET
8 3 (0.37%) Django
8 3 (0.37%) Java EE
8 3 (0.37%) Node.js
8 3 (0.37%) RabbitMQ
8 3 (0.37%) SAML
8 3 (0.37%) SOAP
8 3 (0.37%) Spine.js
8 3 (0.37%) Spring MVC
8 3 (0.37%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 150 (18.54%) Data Centre
2 68 (8.41%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (4.20%) Self-Motivation
4 29 (3.58%) Computer Science
5 25 (3.09%) Video Conferencing
6 21 (2.60%) Driving Licence
7 17 (2.10%) Private Cloud
8 15 (1.85%) Management Information System
9 13 (1.61%) NHS
10 7 (0.87%) BBC
10 7 (0.87%) Smartphone
11 6 (0.74%) CMDB
11 6 (0.74%) Fat Client
11 6 (0.74%) Handset
11 6 (0.74%) Mobile App
11 6 (0.74%) Thin Client
12 5 (0.62%) CCTV
12 5 (0.62%) Replication
13 4 (0.49%) CESG
13 4 (0.49%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 204 (25.22%) Windows
2 125 (15.45%) Windows Server
3 60 (7.42%) Linux
4 53 (6.55%) Unix
5 34 (4.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 25 (3.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 24 (2.97%) Windows 7
8 21 (2.60%) Windows 10
9 9 (1.11%) CentOS
9 9 (1.11%) Mac OS
10 8 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (0.87%) Solaris
12 4 (0.49%) Android
12 4 (0.49%) Apple iOS
12 4 (0.49%) Mac OS X
12 4 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.37%) CatOS
13 3 (0.37%) Check Point GAiA
14 2 (0.25%) AIX
14 2 (0.25%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 194 (23.98%) ITIL
2 68 (8.41%) Migration
3 62 (7.66%) Network Monitoring
4 58 (7.17%) Problem-Solving
5 55 (6.80%) Network Design
6 52 (6.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 52 (6.43%) Load Balancing
7 51 (6.30%) Network Management
8 40 (4.94%) Agile Software Development
9 34 (4.20%) Information Security
10 33 (4.08%) PRINCE2
10 33 (4.08%) Service Management
11 32 (3.96%) Project Management
12 31 (3.83%) Cybersecurity
12 31 (3.83%) Service Delivery
13 29 (3.58%) Change Management
14 28 (3.46%) ITIL V3
15 26 (3.21%) Incident Management
16 25 (3.09%) Disaster Recovery
17 23 (2.84%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 43 (5.32%) PowerShell
2 33 (4.08%) Python
3 23 (2.84%) SQL
4 22 (2.72%) C
5 17 (2.10%) Bash Shell
5 17 (2.10%) Perl
6 7 (0.87%) Java
6 7 (0.87%) PHP
7 6 (0.74%) C++
7 6 (0.74%) JavaScript
8 4 (0.49%) Tcl
8 4 (0.49%) VB
9 3 (0.37%) C#
9 3 (0.37%) Objective-C
9 3 (0.37%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.25%) Go
10 2 (0.25%) Korn
10 2 (0.25%) Ruby
10 2 (0.25%) VBScript
11 1 (0.12%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 809 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 386 (47.71%) CCNP
3 208 (25.71%) Security Cleared
4 165 (20.40%) SC Cleared
5 124 (15.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 84 (10.38%) MCSE
7 75 (9.27%) Degree
8 53 (6.55%) CCIE
9 49 (6.06%) CISSP
10 48 (5.93%) ITIL Certification
11 46 (5.69%) DV Cleared
12 45 (5.56%) MCSA
13 39 (4.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 33 (4.08%) CCSA
15 29 (3.58%) CISM
16 27 (3.34%) MCP
17 26 (3.21%) CCSE
18 24 (2.97%) CCDP
19 22 (2.72%) JNCIA
20 18 (2.22%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (4.82%) SLA
2 22 (2.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (1.85%) GDPR
4 12 (1.48%) HIPAA
4 12 (1.48%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 7 (0.87%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.87%) QA
6 6 (0.74%) Government Security Classifications
7 2 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.25%) PMO
7 2 (0.25%) PSD2
8 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.12%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 101 (12.48%) Active Directory
1 101 (12.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (2.97%) VMware ESXi
3 23 (2.84%) Hyper-V
4 22 (2.72%) vSphere
5 11 (1.36%) VMware NSX
6 8 (0.99%) Firmware
6 8 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (0.74%) XenApp
7 6 (0.74%) XenDesktop
8 5 (0.62%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (0.49%) Forefront TMG
10 3 (0.37%) Docker
10 3 (0.37%) UAG
11 2 (0.25%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.25%) KVM
11 2 (0.25%) ProxySG
11 2 (0.25%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.12%) Squid
12 1 (0.12%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 33 (4.08%) SCCM
2 29 (3.58%) Cisco CUCM
2 29 (3.58%) vCenter Server
3 14 (1.73%) FortiGate
4 12 (1.48%) Cisco Prime
4 12 (1.48%) Puppet
5 11 (1.36%) PowerCLI
5 11 (1.36%) SolarWinds Orion
6 10 (1.24%) Cisco UCCX
7 9 (1.11%) Ansible
8 8 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
9 7 (0.87%) AirWatch
10 6 (0.74%) Nagios
10 6 (0.74%) Tivoli Identity Manager
11 4 (0.49%) ArcSight ESM
11 4 (0.49%) HP Data Protector
11 4 (0.49%) NetBackup
12 3 (0.37%) Cacti
12 3 (0.37%) Cisco UCCE
12 3 (0.37%) Salt
Vendors
1 637 (78.74%) Cisco
2 156 (19.28%) Microsoft
3 143 (17.68%) VMware
4 129 (15.95%) CheckPoint
4 129 (15.95%) Juniper
5 104 (12.86%) F5
6 67 (8.28%) Palo Alto
7 46 (5.69%) HP
7 46 (5.69%) Oracle
8 45 (5.56%) Meraki
9 40 (4.94%) SolarWinds
10 36 (4.45%) Aruba
11 29 (3.58%) Fortinet
12 26 (3.21%) CyberArk
13 25 (3.09%) Avaya
14 23 (2.84%) Remedy
14 23 (2.84%) Splunk
15 22 (2.72%) McAfee
16 19 (2.35%) Blue Coat
16 19 (2.35%) Mitel