Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 326 348 238
Rank change year-on-year +22 -110 +23
Contract jobs citing CCNA 804 713 1,201
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.80% 0.73% 1.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.29% 3.84% 5.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 478 462 726
UK median daily rate £375 £339 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.70% +4.23% +4.00%
10th Percentile £205 £175 £196
90th Percentile £550 £500 £524
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% - +2.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 51 82
UK median hourly rate £22.63 £32.00 £29.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.30% +7.56% +33.71%
10th Percentile £12.20 £12.88 £16.28
90th Percentile £46.75 £57.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.75 £32.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year -28.91% +14.29% +30.08%

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 18,759 18,551 22,911
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.55% 18.94% 21.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,089 11,243 14,249
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.79% +1.39%
10th Percentile £245 £238 £240
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 964 898 825
UK median hourly rate £24.53 £29.25 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.15% +6.36% +22.22%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.05 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £51.19 £47.93
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £32.00 £27.71
% change year-on-year -21.88% +15.48% +16.67%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 23 September 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 +11 712 £388 +10.71% 275
UK excluding London -15 516 £350 +7.69% 229
London +67 273 £425 +13.33% 68
North of England +16 130 £388 +3.33% 54
South East -82 105 £388 +3.33% 53
Midlands -14 88 £315 +12.00% 46
South West +13 82 £338 +8.00% 32
West Midlands -15 63 £325 - 28
North West +4 61 £375 -1.32% 25
Yorkshire +14 60 £425 +8.63% 21
East of England -3 37 £425 +43.46% 22
Scotland -1 32 £313 +42.05% 12
Wales -13 29 £350 +94.44% 10
East Midlands -8 25 £290 +16.00% 18
North East -12 9 £185 -26.00% 8
Northern Ireland - 7 £325 -
Isle of Man - 6 £425 -

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 804 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 628 (78.11%) Cisco
3 373 (46.39%) CCNP
4 288 (35.82%) Firewall
5 264 (32.84%) WAN
6 252 (31.34%) LAN
7 203 (25.25%) Security Cleared
8 199 (24.75%) ITIL
9 191 (23.76%) Windows
10 168 (20.90%) SC Cleared
11 154 (19.15%) Data Centre
12 151 (18.78%) Microsoft
13 143 (17.79%) VMware
14 127 (15.80%) Juniper
15 115 (14.30%) Windows Server
16 112 (13.93%) TCP/IP
17 111 (13.81%) Wireless
18 110 (13.68%) CheckPoint
19 106 (13.18%) OSPF
19 106 (13.18%) VoIP
20 105 (13.06%) Microsoft Certification
20 105 (13.06%) Cisco ASA
21 103 (12.81%) VMware Infrastructure
21 103 (12.81%) Network Security
21 103 (12.81%) MPLS
22 101 (12.56%) VPN
23 97 (12.06%) Active Directory
24 94 (11.69%) BGP
25 93 (11.57%) Finance
26 86 (10.70%) 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 31 (3.86%) MS Exchange
2 24 (2.99%) Skype for Business
3 17 (2.11%) SharePoint
4 16 (1.99%) Confluence
5 15 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (1.24%) IIS
7 8 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.37%) Apache
8 3 (0.37%) Cloud Foundry
8 3 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.25%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.25%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.12%) CMS
10 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 37 (4.60%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (1.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (1.62%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.25%) RMDS
2 1 (0.12%) CA PPM
2 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.12%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 50 (6.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 42 (5.22%) Amazon AWS
3 27 (3.36%) Office 365
4 11 (1.37%) IaaS
5 6 (0.75%) PaaS
6 5 (0.62%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 5 (0.62%) AWS CloudTrail
6 5 (0.62%) GitHub
6 5 (0.62%) npm
7 4 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.37%) SaaS
9 2 (0.25%) Akamai
10 1 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.12%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.12%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.12%) G Suite
10 1 (0.12%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.12%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 288 (35.82%) Firewall
2 264 (32.84%) WAN
3 252 (31.34%) LAN
4 112 (13.93%) TCP/IP
5 111 (13.81%) Wireless
6 106 (13.18%) OSPF
6 106 (13.18%) VoIP
7 105 (13.06%) Cisco ASA
8 103 (12.81%) MPLS
8 103 (12.81%) Network Security
9 101 (12.56%) VPN
10 94 (11.69%) BGP
11 86 (10.70%) DNS
12 76 (9.45%) Cisco Nexus
13 59 (7.34%) Internet
14 58 (7.21%) DHCP
14 58 (7.21%) VLAN
15 57 (7.09%) Wi-Fi
16 46 (5.72%) IPsec
17 42 (5.22%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (2.24%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.37%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (0.25%) GIS
3 2 (0.25%) MySQL
3 2 (0.25%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.12%) Big Data
4 1 (0.12%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.12%) DB2
4 1 (0.12%) Geospatial Data
4 1 (0.12%) MariaDB
4 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (0.12%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.12%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.12%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 22 (2.74%) JIRA
2 18 (2.24%) Jenkins
3 15 (1.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 10 (1.24%) Git (software)
5 6 (0.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 5 (0.62%) Rational DOORS
6 5 (0.62%) Selenium
6 5 (0.62%) TeamCity
7 4 (0.50%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.12%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.12%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 93 (11.57%) Finance
2 85 (10.57%) Telecoms
3 31 (3.86%) Banking
4 20 (2.49%) Retail
5 14 (1.74%) Manufacturing
6 10 (1.24%) Automotive
7 9 (1.12%) Publishing
8 7 (0.87%) Law
9 6 (0.75%) Advertising
9 6 (0.75%) Investment Banking
10 5 (0.62%) Electronics
10 5 (0.62%) Legal
10 5 (0.62%) Marketing
10 5 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.37%) Back Office
11 3 (0.37%) Front Office
11 3 (0.37%) Games
12 2 (0.25%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.12%) International Banking
13 1 (0.12%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 345 (42.91%) Network Engineer
2 103 (12.81%) Cisco Engineer
3 61 (7.59%) Analyst
4 57 (7.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 52 (6.47%) Support Engineer
6 50 (6.22%) Security Engineer
7 48 (5.97%) Architect
8 43 (5.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 38 (4.73%) Senior Network Engineer
10 36 (4.48%) Network Security Engineer
11 33 (4.10%) Network Support
12 30 (3.73%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
13 25 (3.11%) Network Analyst
14 23 (2.86%) Voice Engineer
15 22 (2.74%) Consultant
15 22 (2.74%) Network Support Engineer
16 20 (2.49%) Network Architect
17 19 (2.36%) Deployment Engineer
18 17 (2.11%) Solutions Architect
19 16 (1.99%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (2.24%) REST
2 16 (1.99%) 802.1X
3 13 (1.62%) SailPoint
4 10 (1.24%) XMPP
5 8 (1.00%) Middleware
6 7 (0.87%) LDAP
7 6 (0.75%) OAuth
7 6 (0.75%) SAML
7 6 (0.75%) Web Services
8 5 (0.62%) CSS
8 5 (0.62%) Node.js
8 5 (0.62%) OAuth2
8 5 (0.62%) RESTful
9 3 (0.37%) Spine.js
10 2 (0.25%) Ajax
10 2 (0.25%) HTML
10 2 (0.25%) LAMP
11 1 (0.12%) Flash
11 1 (0.12%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 154 (19.15%) Data Centre
2 62 (7.71%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (3.98%) Computer Science
3 32 (3.98%) Video Conferencing
4 28 (3.48%) Self-Motivation
5 20 (2.49%) Driving Licence
6 17 (2.11%) Management Information System
7 15 (1.87%) Private Cloud
8 14 (1.74%) NHS
9 10 (1.24%) PKI
10 8 (1.00%) CMDB
11 7 (0.87%) Mobile App
12 6 (0.75%) Fat Client
12 6 (0.75%) Replication
12 6 (0.75%) Smartphone
12 6 (0.75%) Thin Client
13 5 (0.62%) e-Health
13 5 (0.62%) Handset
13 5 (0.62%) Video\Live Streaming
13 5 (0.62%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 191 (23.76%) Windows
2 115 (14.30%) Windows Server
3 57 (7.09%) Linux
4 53 (6.59%) Unix
5 35 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 26 (3.23%) Windows 7
7 22 (2.74%) Windows 10
7 22 (2.74%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (1.12%) CentOS
8 9 (1.12%) Mac OS
9 8 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.50%) Solaris
10 4 (0.50%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.37%) CatOS
11 3 (0.37%) Check Point GAiA
11 3 (0.37%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.25%) AIX
12 2 (0.25%) Android
12 2 (0.25%) HPUX
12 2 (0.25%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (24.75%) ITIL
2 70 (8.71%) Migration
3 60 (7.46%) Network Monitoring
4 58 (7.21%) Network Design
5 49 (6.09%) Problem-Solving
6 48 (5.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 44 (5.47%) Network Management
8 43 (5.35%) Agile Software Development
9 40 (4.98%) Load Balancing
10 36 (4.48%) Information Security
10 36 (4.48%) PRINCE2
10 36 (4.48%) Project Management
10 36 (4.48%) Service Management
11 31 (3.86%) ITIL V3
12 30 (3.73%) Service Delivery
13 28 (3.48%) Incident Management
14 27 (3.36%) DevOps
15 26 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
16 25 (3.11%) Cybersecurity
17 24 (2.99%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (4.98%) PowerShell
2 37 (4.60%) Python
3 25 (3.11%) SQL
4 22 (2.74%) C
5 15 (1.87%) Perl
6 13 (1.62%) Bash Shell
7 10 (1.24%) Java
8 7 (0.87%) VB
9 5 (0.62%) Apex Code
9 5 (0.62%) PyPy
10 4 (0.50%) PHP
10 4 (0.50%) Ruby
11 3 (0.37%) C++
11 3 (0.37%) Go
11 3 (0.37%) JavaScript
11 3 (0.37%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.37%) Tcl
12 2 (0.25%) Korn
12 2 (0.25%) VBA
12 2 (0.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 804 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 373 (46.39%) CCNP
3 203 (25.25%) Security Cleared
4 168 (20.90%) SC Cleared
5 105 (13.06%) Microsoft Certification
6 72 (8.96%) Degree
7 71 (8.83%) MCSE
8 52 (6.47%) CCIE
9 49 (6.09%) CISSP
10 44 (5.47%) ITIL Certification
11 40 (4.98%) DV Cleared
12 38 (4.73%) MCSA
13 35 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 31 (3.86%) CCSA
14 31 (3.86%) CISM
15 27 (3.36%) JNCIA
16 24 (2.99%) MCP
17 23 (2.86%) CCSE
18 18 (2.24%) CCDP
18 18 (2.24%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (5.35%) SLA
2 29 (3.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (1.99%) GDPR
4 12 (1.49%) HIPAA
4 12 (1.49%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 10 (1.24%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.75%) Government Security Classifications
7 2 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.25%) PSD2
7 2 (0.25%) QA
8 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.12%) GPG13
8 1 (0.12%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.12%) PMO
8 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 103 (12.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 97 (12.06%) Active Directory
3 24 (2.99%) Hyper-V
4 19 (2.36%) VMware ESXi
4 19 (2.36%) vSphere
5 9 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (1.12%) VMware NSX
6 8 (1.00%) Firmware
7 7 (0.87%) XenDesktop
8 4 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (0.50%) XenApp
9 2 (0.25%) KVM
9 2 (0.25%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.12%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.12%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 1 (0.12%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.12%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.12%) Squid
10 1 (0.12%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 30 (3.73%) SCCM
2 28 (3.48%) Cisco CUCM
2 28 (3.48%) vCenter Server
3 15 (1.87%) FortiGate
4 14 (1.74%) Cisco Prime
5 12 (1.49%) AirWatch
6 10 (1.24%) Ansible
6 10 (1.24%) Cisco UCCX
6 10 (1.24%) PowerCLI
7 9 (1.12%) Puppet
7 9 (1.12%) SolarWinds Orion
8 8 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (0.75%) SCOM
9 6 (0.75%) Tivoli Identity Manager
10 4 (0.50%) HP Data Protector
11 3 (0.37%) ArcSight ESM
11 3 (0.37%) Cisco UCCE
11 3 (0.37%) OpenView
11 3 (0.37%) vRealize Orchestrator
11 3 (0.37%) WSUS
Vendors
1 628 (78.11%) Cisco
2 151 (18.78%) Microsoft
3 143 (17.79%) VMware
4 127 (15.80%) Juniper
5 110 (13.68%) CheckPoint
6 83 (10.32%) F5
7 51 (6.34%) Palo Alto
8 47 (5.85%) Oracle
9 45 (5.60%) Meraki
10 44 (5.47%) HP
11 43 (5.35%) SolarWinds
12 32 (3.98%) Aruba
13 30 (3.73%) Splunk
14 26 (3.23%) CyberArk
15 25 (3.11%) Mitel
16 23 (2.86%) Avaya
16 23 (2.86%) Remedy
17 22 (2.74%) McAfee
18 20 (2.49%) Fortinet
19 18 (2.24%) Blue Coat