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 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
UK
Rank 263 243 221
Rank change year-on-year -20 -22  
Contract jobs citing CCNA 407 526 539
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.91% 0.99% 1.01%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.37% 4.74% 5.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 294 305
Median daily rate £323 £288 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.17% -4.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £314 £288 £300
% change year-on-year +9.13% -4.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 28 45
Median hourly rate £24.50 £20.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.51% -2.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £9.70 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £41.10 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.94 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +21.65% -2.38%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 9304 11097 10684
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.80% 20.85% 20.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 5917 6921 6076
Median daily rate £420 £405 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +1.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £251 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £563 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 446 405 487
Median hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +66.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.43 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £57.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

CCNA
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing CCNA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CCNA in the UK

CCNA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for CCNA in the UK

CCNA
Top 30 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -12 364 £325 +8.33% 143
South East -5 121 £348 +8.59% 31
London +11 115 £350 +25.00% 40
Berkshire +18 42 £350 +16.66% 5
South West -7 30 £245 -30.14% 4
Wales +16 26 £176 +28.18% 3
South Wales +22 25 £173 +25.45% 2
Buckinghamshire +10 24 £356 +22.84% 5
Hampshire -27 24 £269 -23.14% 4
North West +17 23 £315 +43.18% 19
Milton Keynes +18 22 £363 +5.07% 2
Yorkshire +7 22 £375 +36.36% 10
Reading +13 18 £350 +16.66% 2
Manchester +16 17 £295 +40.47% 13
West Midlands +2 17 £371 +2.13% 15
City of London 0 17 £110 -66.15% 9
East of England -6 17 £318 +5.83% 12
East Midlands +3 16 £300 +30.43% 7
Surrey +5 14 £350 +40.00% 8
West Yorkshire +14 13 £394 +28.04% 7
Basingstoke +12 13 £218 -3.11% 1
Wiltshire +6 12 £306 +23.11%
Caerphilly - 12 £170 -
Birmingham +2 11 £375 +50.00% 6
Bracknell +7 10 £300 -
Cardiff +18 9 £170 +23.63% 2
Northamptonshire +2 9 £300 +31.86% 2
Oxfordshire -9 8 £245 -10.90%
North Yorkshire +10 7 £375 +36.36% 2
Leeds +11 6 £400 +17.64% 5

CCNA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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.

1 950 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 764 (80.42%) Cisco
3 507 (53.37%) CCNP
4 420 (44.21%) Firewall
5 338 (35.58%) WAN
6 314 (33.05%) LAN
7 212 (22.32%) ITIL
8 208 (21.89%) Security Cleared
9 189 (19.89%) Wireless
10 176 (18.53%) Juniper
11 170 (17.89%) Windows
12 151 (15.89%) Microsoft
13 150 (15.79%) VMware
13 150 (15.79%) Cisco ASA
14 148 (15.58%) SC Cleared
14 148 (15.58%) VPN
15 145 (15.26%) VoIP
16 134 (14.11%) OSPF
17 133 (14.00%) BGP
18 132 (13.89%) MPLS
19 129 (13.58%) Cisco Nexus
20 128 (13.47%) CheckPoint
21 126 (13.26%) Data Centre
22 125 (13.16%) TCP/IP
23 118 (12.42%) Active Directory
24 115 (12.11%) Microsoft Certification
24 115 (12.11%) VLAN
25 113 (11.89%) Windows Server
26 111 (11.68%) CCIE
27 106 (11.16%) F5

CCNA
Top Related 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 51 (5.37%) MS Exchange
2 24 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (2.11%) Skype for Business
4 16 (1.68%) IIS
5 14 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2013
6 11 (1.16%) SharePoint
7 8 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (0.63%) Apache
9 4 (0.42%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.32%) Confluence
10 3 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.21%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.11%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.11%) GroupWise
12 1 (0.11%) JBoss
12 1 (0.11%) SAS
12 1 (0.11%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.11%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.11%) WebSphere
Applications
1 54 (5.68%) MS Excel
2 22 (2.32%) MS Office
2 22 (2.32%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.11%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.11%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.11%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 36 (3.79%) Microsoft Azure
1 36 (3.79%) Office 365
2 22 (2.32%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (0.95%) IaaS
4 6 (0.63%) SaaS
5 5 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (0.53%) PaaS
5 5 (0.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 3 (0.32%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.21%) AWS CloudTrail
8 1 (0.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.11%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.11%) G Suite
8 1 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 420 (44.21%) Firewall
2 338 (35.58%) WAN
3 314 (33.05%) LAN
4 189 (19.89%) Wireless
5 150 (15.79%) Cisco ASA
6 148 (15.58%) VPN
7 145 (15.26%) VoIP
8 134 (14.11%) OSPF
9 133 (14.00%) BGP
10 132 (13.89%) MPLS
11 129 (13.58%) Cisco Nexus
12 125 (13.16%) TCP/IP
13 115 (12.11%) VLAN
14 103 (10.84%) DNS
15 99 (10.42%) Network Security
16 69 (7.26%) DHCP
17 65 (6.84%) Ethernet
17 65 (6.84%) Internet
18 58 (6.11%) Unified Communications
19 52 (5.47%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (2.63%) SQL Server
2 7 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (0.63%) Amazon RDS
3 6 (0.63%) MySQL
3 6 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (0.53%) Big Data
5 2 (0.21%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.21%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.21%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (0.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.11%) DTS
6 1 (0.11%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.11%) MS Access
6 1 (0.11%) QlikView
6 1 (0.11%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.11%) Redis
Development Applications
1 9 (0.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 5 (0.53%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (0.53%) StarTeam
3 4 (0.42%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.32%) CruiseControl
4 3 (0.32%) JIRA
4 3 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.32%) TeamCity
4 3 (0.32%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (0.21%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.11%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.11%) JMeter
6 1 (0.11%) JUnit
6 1 (0.11%) Subversion
General
1 96 (10.11%) Telecoms
2 69 (7.26%) Finance
3 21 (2.21%) Banking
4 16 (1.68%) Back Office
4 16 (1.68%) Retail
5 12 (1.26%) Manufacturing
6 11 (1.16%) Electronics
7 9 (0.95%) Local Government
8 8 (0.84%) Legal
9 6 (0.63%) Marketing
10 5 (0.53%) Billing
11 4 (0.42%) Advertising
11 4 (0.42%) French Language
12 3 (0.32%) Automotive
12 3 (0.32%) Military
13 2 (0.21%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.11%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.11%) Front Office
14 1 (0.11%) Law
Job Titles
1 433 (45.58%) Network Engineer
2 157 (16.53%) Cisco Engineer
3 120 (12.63%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 84 (8.84%) Analyst
5 70 (7.37%) Support Engineer
6 49 (5.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 49 (5.16%) Network Support
7 46 (4.84%) Network Analyst
8 42 (4.42%) Architect
9 37 (3.89%) Senior Network Engineer
10 35 (3.68%) NOC Engineer
11 34 (3.58%) Consultant
12 33 (3.47%) Design Engineer
13 31 (3.26%) Network Support Engineer
14 30 (3.16%) Security Engineer
15 29 (3.05%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
16 26 (2.74%) 2nd Line Support
17 25 (2.63%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 25 (2.63%) Network Security Engineer
18 24 (2.53%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (3.47%) 802.1X
2 12 (1.26%) XMPP
3 11 (1.16%) Web Services
4 10 (1.05%) CSS
5 9 (0.95%) Middleware
6 4 (0.42%) WAP
7 3 (0.32%) .NET
7 3 (0.32%) ASP.NET
7 3 (0.32%) LAMP
7 3 (0.32%) libvirt
7 3 (0.32%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (0.32%) WCF
7 3 (0.32%) WF
8 2 (0.21%) RFC 2547
8 2 (0.21%) XML
9 1 (0.11%) ADO
9 1 (0.11%) CGI
9 1 (0.11%) COM
9 1 (0.11%) JMS
9 1 (0.11%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 126 (13.26%) Data Centre
2 60 (6.32%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (3.26%) Management Information System
4 29 (3.05%) Driving Licence
5 21 (2.21%) Video Conferencing
6 19 (2.00%) Computer Science
6 19 (2.00%) NHS
7 18 (1.89%) Clustering
7 18 (1.89%) IVR
8 11 (1.16%) IPTV
9 10 (1.05%) Linux Command Line
10 9 (0.95%) e-Health
10 9 (0.95%) Replication
11 8 (0.84%) Over-the-Top Content
11 8 (0.84%) STB
11 8 (0.84%) Video on Demand
12 7 (0.74%) Private Cloud
12 7 (0.74%) User Experience
13 6 (0.63%) Fat Client
13 6 (0.63%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 170 (17.89%) Windows
2 113 (11.89%) Windows Server
3 98 (10.32%) Linux
4 69 (7.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 53 (5.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 42 (4.42%) Unix
7 39 (4.11%) Windows 7
8 27 (2.84%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (1.16%) Android
9 11 (1.16%) Windows 10
10 9 (0.95%) CentOS
10 9 (0.95%) Windows 8
11 8 (0.84%) SUSE
12 7 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.42%) Solaris
13 4 (0.42%) Windows XP
14 3 (0.32%) CatOS
14 3 (0.32%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.21%) Debian
15 2 (0.21%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 212 (22.32%) ITIL
2 98 (10.32%) Migration
2 98 (10.32%) Network Design
3 64 (6.74%) Load Balancing
4 51 (5.37%) Network Management
5 40 (4.21%) Change Management
5 40 (4.21%) Service Management
6 36 (3.79%) Project Management
7 35 (3.68%) Customer Requirements
7 35 (3.68%) Information Security
8 31 (3.26%) Network Monitoring
9 30 (3.16%) Network Architecture
10 29 (3.05%) Disaster Recovery
11 28 (2.95%) Service Delivery
12 27 (2.84%) Incident Management
13 25 (2.63%) Problem Management
14 22 (2.32%) High Availability
15 20 (2.11%) Change Control
15 20 (2.11%) PRINCE2
16 19 (2.00%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 41 (4.32%) PowerShell
2 38 (4.00%) SQL
3 25 (2.63%) Python
4 16 (1.68%) C
5 12 (1.26%) Perl
6 9 (0.95%) Ruby
7 8 (0.84%) Bash Shell
7 8 (0.84%) Java
8 5 (0.53%) C#
9 3 (0.32%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.21%) C++
10 2 (0.21%) VBScript
11 1 (0.11%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.11%) R
11 1 (0.11%) VB
Qualifications
1 950 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 507 (53.37%) CCNP
3 208 (21.89%) Security Cleared
4 148 (15.58%) SC Cleared
5 115 (12.11%) Microsoft Certification
6 111 (11.68%) CCIE
7 90 (9.47%) MCSE
8 68 (7.16%) JNCIA
9 58 (6.11%) CCDA
9 58 (6.11%) CCDP
10 57 (6.00%) Degree
11 40 (4.21%) DV Cleared
12 33 (3.47%) MCP
13 31 (3.26%) CCSA
14 26 (2.74%) CISSP
15 25 (2.63%) MCSA
16 23 (2.42%) CCVP
17 22 (2.32%) JNCIS
18 21 (2.21%) ITIL Certification
18 21 (2.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (5.37%) SLA
2 17 (1.79%) PCI DSS
3 14 (1.47%) QA
4 10 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.32%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.11%) BS7799
System Software
1 118 (12.42%) Active Directory
2 91 (9.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (5.68%) Hyper-V
4 20 (2.11%) VMware ESXi
5 19 (2.00%) vSphere
6 12 (1.26%) XenApp
7 8 (0.84%) KVM
8 7 (0.74%) Firmware
9 6 (0.63%) ISA Server
9 6 (0.63%) UAG
9 6 (0.63%) XenServer
10 5 (0.53%) Forefront TMG
10 5 (0.53%) Terminal Services
10 5 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (0.42%) NDS
11 4 (0.42%) NFS
11 4 (0.42%) ProxySG
11 4 (0.42%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.32%) Docker
12 3 (0.32%) Xen
Systems Management
1 58 (6.11%) Cisco CUCM
2 41 (4.32%) Cisco UCCX
3 23 (2.42%) Cisco UCCE
4 20 (2.11%) Cisco Prime
5 19 (2.00%) Nagios
6 18 (1.89%) Puppet
7 16 (1.68%) Opscode Chef
8 15 (1.58%) HP Data Protector
9 14 (1.47%) Tivoli
9 14 (1.47%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 12 (1.26%) SCCM
11 10 (1.05%) FortiGate
12 7 (0.74%) Backup Exec
13 6 (0.63%) Ansible
13 6 (0.63%) CA Spectrum
13 6 (0.63%) Network Intrusion Detection System
14 5 (0.53%) SCOM
15 4 (0.42%) Cisco CME
16 3 (0.32%) Failover Clustering
16 3 (0.32%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 764 (80.42%) Cisco
2 176 (18.53%) Juniper
3 151 (15.89%) Microsoft
4 150 (15.79%) VMware
5 128 (13.47%) CheckPoint
6 106 (11.16%) F5
7 67 (7.05%) HP
8 57 (6.00%) Citrix
8 57 (6.00%) SolarWinds
9 50 (5.26%) Palo Alto
10 37 (3.89%) Avaya
11 31 (3.26%) Remedy
12 28 (2.95%) Red Hat
13 25 (2.63%) Riverbed
14 24 (2.53%) Huawei
15 23 (2.42%) Fortinet
16 22 (2.32%) Aruba
16 22 (2.32%) Nokia
17 21 (2.21%) EMC
18 20 (2.11%) Dell
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