Period
to 20 January 2019

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 20 January 2019 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
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 339 332 236
Rank change year-on-year -7 -96 +19
Contract jobs citing CCNA 726 727 1,066
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.74% 0.73% 1.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.86% 3.84% 5.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 457 478 656
UK median daily rate £370 £320 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.63% -1.54% +4.00%
10th Percentile £201 £181 £200
90th Percentile £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £300 £325
% change year-on-year +20.83% -7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 36 72
UK median hourly rate £25.71 £24.25 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.00% -4.90% +13.33%
10th Percentile £15.26 £11.85 £15.53
90th Percentile £47.00 £36.88 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £25.35 £25.50
% change year-on-year -13.20% -0.61% +13.33%

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 18,826 18,926 19,956
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.21% 19.04% 20.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,227 11,623 12,526
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £258 £225 £250
90th Percentile £625 £620 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 869 827 876
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £24.56 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.97% -5.54% -5.45%
10th Percentile £12.55 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £52.30 £50.00 £49.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £25.69 £27.50
% change year-on-year +7.05% -6.58% -

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 20 January 2019.

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 20 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for CCNA in the UK

CCNA
Top 16 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 20 January 2019. 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 +10 640 £375 +15.38% 306
UK excluding London -17 509 £363 +20.83% 234
London -6 194 £410 +15.49% 89
South East +6 144 £388 +10.71% 61
North of England +10 111 £350 +7.69% 54
Midlands -7 85 £314 +14.09% 35
South West -20 69 £388 +47.62% 34
North West +11 59 £353 -9.62% 24
East Midlands +8 43 £275 -12.42% 15
West Midlands -27 42 £325 +18.18% 20
Scotland +4 41 £350 +16.67% 5
East of England -23 38 £340 +18.26% 33
Yorkshire -12 34 £316 +18.22% 22
North East +15 18 £300 -4.00% 8
Wales -38 15 £375 +36.36% 9
Northern Ireland +31 9 £375 - 3

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, 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.

1 726 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 584 (80.44%) Cisco
3 358 (49.31%) CCNP
4 306 (42.15%) Firewall
5 241 (33.20%) WAN
6 238 (32.78%) LAN
7 192 (26.45%) Windows
8 162 (22.31%) Microsoft
9 156 (21.49%) ITIL
10 150 (20.66%) Wireless
11 146 (20.11%) Security Cleared
12 143 (19.70%) CheckPoint
13 141 (19.42%) Data Centre
14 138 (19.01%) Microsoft Certification
15 137 (18.87%) Juniper
16 129 (17.77%) VPN
17 125 (17.22%) Network Security
18 124 (17.08%) Windows Server
19 123 (16.94%) Cisco ASA
20 122 (16.80%) VMware
21 119 (16.39%) SC Cleared
22 118 (16.25%) BGP
23 116 (15.98%) OSPF
24 110 (15.15%) F5
25 109 (15.01%) MPLS
25 109 (15.01%) TCP/IP
26 105 (14.46%) MCSE
27 103 (14.19%) Cisco Nexus
28 99 (13.64%) Active Directory
29 82 (11.29%) 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 25 (3.44%) Skype for Business
2 23 (3.17%) MS Exchange
3 22 (3.03%) SharePoint
4 16 (2.20%) Confluence
5 7 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (0.69%) Apache ServiceMix
6 5 (0.69%) GlassFish
6 5 (0.69%) IIS
6 5 (0.69%) JBoss
6 5 (0.69%) JRun
6 5 (0.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 5 (0.69%) Tomcat
6 5 (0.69%) WebLogic
6 5 (0.69%) WebSphere
6 5 (0.69%) WebSphere Application Server
7 4 (0.55%) IBM Domino
8 3 (0.41%) Apache Pig
8 3 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 43 (5.92%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.38%) MS Visio
3 9 (1.24%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.69%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 63 (8.68%) Office 365
2 59 (8.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 37 (5.10%) Amazon AWS
4 23 (3.17%) IaaS
5 15 (2.07%) PaaS
6 8 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (0.83%) SaaS
8 5 (0.69%) iPaaS
9 2 (0.28%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.28%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.28%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.14%) Akamai
10 1 (0.14%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 306 (42.15%) Firewall
2 241 (33.20%) WAN
3 238 (32.78%) LAN
4 150 (20.66%) Wireless
5 129 (17.77%) VPN
6 125 (17.22%) Network Security
7 123 (16.94%) Cisco ASA
8 118 (16.25%) BGP
9 116 (15.98%) OSPF
10 109 (15.01%) MPLS
10 109 (15.01%) TCP/IP
11 103 (14.19%) Cisco Nexus
12 82 (11.29%) DNS
13 78 (10.74%) VoIP
14 66 (9.09%) VLAN
15 63 (8.68%) DHCP
16 53 (7.30%) Internet
17 47 (6.47%) Cisco IOS
17 47 (6.47%) Wi-Fi
18 42 (5.79%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (4.13%) SQL Server
2 5 (0.69%) MySQL
3 4 (0.55%) Big Data
3 4 (0.55%) MongoDB
3 4 (0.55%) Oracle Discoverer
3 4 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (0.41%) Apache Hive
4 3 (0.41%) DB2
4 3 (0.41%) Hadoop
4 3 (0.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 3 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.28%) GIS
5 2 (0.28%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.28%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.14%) Geospatial Data
6 1 (0.14%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.14%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 21 (2.89%) JIRA
2 20 (2.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 8 (1.10%) Git (software)
3 8 (1.10%) Jenkins
4 6 (0.83%) Sonatype Nexus
5 5 (0.69%) Selenium
6 4 (0.55%) Hudson
7 3 (0.41%) Bitbucket
7 3 (0.41%) CodeSonar
7 3 (0.41%) git-flow
7 3 (0.41%) Robot Framework
8 2 (0.28%) Rational DOORS
8 2 (0.28%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.14%) Maven
9 1 (0.14%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 55 (7.58%) Telecoms
2 54 (7.44%) Finance
3 22 (3.03%) Banking
4 15 (2.07%) Retail
5 12 (1.65%) Automotive
6 9 (1.24%) Law
7 8 (1.10%) Manufacturing
8 7 (0.96%) Legal
9 5 (0.69%) Advertising
10 3 (0.41%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.41%) Electronics
10 3 (0.41%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.41%) Marketing
11 2 (0.28%) Back Office
11 2 (0.28%) Front Office
11 2 (0.28%) Military
11 2 (0.28%) Publishing
12 1 (0.14%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.14%) German Language
12 1 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 367 (50.55%) Network Engineer
2 82 (11.29%) Cisco Engineer
3 72 (9.92%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 56 (7.71%) Senior Network Engineer
5 53 (7.30%) Analyst
6 49 (6.75%) Security Engineer
7 47 (6.47%) Network Security Engineer
8 42 (5.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 41 (5.65%) Consultant
10 38 (5.23%) Support Engineer
11 34 (4.68%) Architect
12 32 (4.41%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
13 29 (3.99%) Network Support
14 25 (3.44%) Network Consultant
15 20 (2.75%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 19 (2.62%) Network Support Engineer
17 18 (2.48%) 2nd Line Support
17 18 (2.48%) Cisco Consultant
18 17 (2.34%) Administrator
18 17 (2.34%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (1.65%) 802.1X
2 11 (1.52%) REST
3 7 (0.96%) XMPP
4 6 (0.83%) Middleware
5 5 (0.69%) CSS
5 5 (0.69%) J2EE
6 4 (0.55%) SAML
7 3 (0.41%) .NET
7 3 (0.41%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.41%) ASP.NET
7 3 (0.41%) Django
7 3 (0.41%) Java EE
7 3 (0.41%) LAMP
7 3 (0.41%) Node.js
7 3 (0.41%) OAuth
7 3 (0.41%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (0.41%) SOAP
7 3 (0.41%) Spring MVC
7 3 (0.41%) STL
8 2 (0.28%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 141 (19.42%) Data Centre
2 42 (5.79%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (3.86%) Self-Motivation
4 16 (2.20%) Video Conferencing
5 13 (1.79%) Driving Licence
6 12 (1.65%) Private Cloud
7 11 (1.52%) Management Information System
7 11 (1.52%) Public Cloud
8 10 (1.38%) CMDB
9 7 (0.96%) BBC
9 7 (0.96%) Client/Server
9 7 (0.96%) NHS
10 6 (0.83%) Virtual Team
11 5 (0.69%) CCTV
11 5 (0.69%) Cyberthreat
11 5 (0.69%) Smartphone
12 4 (0.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 4 (0.55%) FMCG
12 4 (0.55%) PKI
12 4 (0.55%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 192 (26.45%) Windows
2 124 (17.08%) Windows Server
3 74 (10.19%) Linux
4 39 (5.37%) Unix
5 28 (3.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 25 (3.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 22 (3.03%) Windows 7
8 21 (2.89%) Windows 10
9 9 (1.24%) Solaris
10 7 (0.96%) Android
11 6 (0.83%) CentOS
11 6 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (0.69%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.41%) HPUX
13 3 (0.41%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.41%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.41%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.41%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.28%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (21.49%) ITIL
2 65 (8.95%) Problem-Solving
3 62 (8.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 61 (8.40%) Network Design
5 55 (7.58%) Load Balancing
6 51 (7.02%) Migration
7 49 (6.75%) Network Management
8 47 (6.47%) Agile Software Development
9 35 (4.82%) Change Management
9 35 (4.82%) Network Monitoring
10 33 (4.55%) Incident Management
11 31 (4.27%) Computer Science
12 29 (3.99%) Disaster Recovery
12 29 (3.99%) Information Security
12 29 (3.99%) ITIL V3
12 29 (3.99%) Problem Management
13 28 (3.86%) Service Management
14 26 (3.58%) Project Management
15 25 (3.44%) Change Control
15 25 (3.44%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 57 (7.85%) PowerShell
2 43 (5.92%) Python
3 28 (3.86%) SQL
4 26 (3.58%) Perl
5 15 (2.07%) Bash Shell
5 15 (2.07%) C
6 12 (1.65%) Java
7 7 (0.96%) PHP
8 5 (0.69%) JavaScript
9 4 (0.55%) C++
10 3 (0.41%) C#
10 3 (0.41%) Objective-C
10 3 (0.41%) PL/SQL
10 3 (0.41%) Tcl
10 3 (0.41%) VBScript
11 2 (0.28%) Korn
11 2 (0.28%) VB
12 1 (0.14%) Go
12 1 (0.14%) Ruby
12 1 (0.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 726 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 358 (49.31%) CCNP
3 146 (20.11%) Security Cleared
4 138 (19.01%) Microsoft Certification
5 119 (16.39%) SC Cleared
6 105 (14.46%) MCSE
7 76 (10.47%) Degree
8 72 (9.92%) CCIE
9 53 (7.30%) MCSA
10 38 (5.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 36 (4.96%) ITIL Certification
12 29 (3.99%) DV Cleared
13 26 (3.58%) CCDP
13 26 (3.58%) CISSP
13 26 (3.58%) MCP
14 24 (3.31%) CCSA
15 19 (2.62%) CCSE
16 17 (2.34%) JNCIA
17 16 (2.20%) Computer Science Degree
17 16 (2.20%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (4.68%) SLA
2 13 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (1.65%) QA
4 8 (1.10%) GDPR
5 6 (0.83%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.69%) Cyber Essentials
6 5 (0.69%) Disclosure Scotland
6 5 (0.69%) PMO
7 3 (0.41%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.14%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 99 (13.64%) Active Directory
2 75 (10.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (3.03%) vSphere
4 21 (2.89%) Hyper-V
4 21 (2.89%) VMware ESXi
5 16 (2.20%) VMware NSX
6 11 (1.52%) Firmware
7 10 (1.38%) Virtual Servers
8 9 (1.24%) XenApp
8 9 (1.24%) XenDesktop
9 6 (0.83%) Forefront TMG
10 5 (0.69%) UAG
11 4 (0.55%) ISA Server
12 3 (0.41%) Docker
12 3 (0.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (0.41%) ProxySG
13 2 (0.28%) KVM
13 2 (0.28%) NFS
13 2 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
14 1 (0.14%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 43 (5.92%) SCCM
2 24 (3.31%) Cisco CUCM
2 24 (3.31%) vCenter Server
3 13 (1.79%) Nagios
3 13 (1.79%) PowerCLI
4 12 (1.65%) Cisco Prime
4 12 (1.65%) Cisco UCCE
4 12 (1.65%) Puppet
5 10 (1.38%) Ansible
5 10 (1.38%) Cisco UCCX
6 8 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (1.10%) SolarWinds Orion
7 7 (0.96%) FortiGate
8 5 (0.69%) SCOM
9 4 (0.55%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
9 4 (0.55%) CSIRT
9 4 (0.55%) NetBackup
9 4 (0.55%) Stealthwatch
9 4 (0.55%) vRealize
10 3 (0.41%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 584 (80.44%) Cisco
2 162 (22.31%) Microsoft
3 143 (19.70%) CheckPoint
4 137 (18.87%) Juniper
5 122 (16.80%) VMware
6 110 (15.15%) F5
7 65 (8.95%) Palo Alto
8 46 (6.34%) HP
9 42 (5.79%) Aruba
9 42 (5.79%) Oracle
10 34 (4.68%) Citrix
10 34 (4.68%) Fortinet
11 32 (4.41%) SolarWinds
12 28 (3.86%) Meraki
13 27 (3.72%) Avaya
14 22 (3.03%) Blue Coat
14 22 (3.03%) Riverbed
15 21 (2.89%) Remedy
16 20 (2.75%) Dell
17 15 (2.07%) EMC