Period
to 21 April 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 April 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 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 345 263 253
Rank change year-on-year -82 -10 -24
Contract jobs citing CCNA 737 889 1,066
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.73% 0.97% 1.00%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.80% 4.72% 4.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 468 571 623
UK median daily rate £320 £325 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.46% +4.84% -0.80%
10th Percentile £192 £175 £170
90th Percentile £529 £488 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £305 £320 £310
% change year-on-year -4.69% +3.23% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 57 60
UK median hourly rate £20.55 £25.50 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.40% -5.56% +33.33%
10th Percentile £10.00 £12.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £40.51 £41.50 £46.41
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.04 £25.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -5.74% -1.92% +26.83%

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 19,392 18,844 22,736
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.17% 20.48% 21.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,668 11,930 14,055
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.79% +2.38%
10th Percentile £239 £252 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 866 928 897
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £29.92 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.46% +6.86% +40.00%
10th Percentile £12.35 £12.00 £11.65
90th Percentile £50.37 £52.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £29.92 £32.00
% change year-on-year -16.44% -6.50% +60.00%

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 April 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 April 2018.

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 21 April 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 -85 639 £325 - 264
UK excluding London -68 474 £305 -4.69% 214
London -23 253 £363 +3.57% 68
South East -124 118 £344 -5.17% 50
North of England -41 74 £298 -8.46% 66
Midlands -34 73 £338 +8.87% 34
East of England +7 65 £260 -13.33% 17
South West +10 56 £293 +31.46% 28
Wales -2 44 £310 +72.29% 6
West Midlands -17 44 £393 +14.18% 17
Scotland -15 43 £300 +26.45% 10
North West -19 42 £295 -6.35% 36
East Midlands -9 29 £313 +4.33% 17
Yorkshire -23 27 £305 -18.67% 26
North East +29 5 £290 -3.33% 4
Northern Ireland -2 1 - - 3

For the 6 months to 21 April 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.

1 737 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 547 (74.22%) Cisco
3 323 (43.83%) CCNP
4 307 (41.66%) Firewall
5 230 (31.21%) LAN
6 219 (29.72%) WAN
7 201 (27.27%) ITIL
8 190 (25.78%) Windows
9 137 (18.59%) Microsoft Certification
10 132 (17.91%) Microsoft
11 130 (17.64%) Security Cleared
12 124 (16.82%) Juniper
12 124 (16.82%) Wireless
13 123 (16.69%) MPLS
13 123 (16.69%) VPN
13 123 (16.69%) VMware
14 122 (16.55%) Active Directory
15 113 (15.33%) Data Centre
15 113 (15.33%) Windows Server
16 104 (14.11%) SC Cleared
17 99 (13.43%) Cisco ASA
18 97 (13.16%) BGP
19 94 (12.75%) MCSE
20 91 (12.35%) TCP/IP
21 90 (12.21%) VoIP
22 89 (12.08%) OSPF
23 86 (11.67%) CheckPoint
24 85 (11.53%) CCIE
25 84 (11.40%) DNS
26 83 (11.26%) Network Security

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 55 (7.46%) MS Exchange
2 28 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2010
2 28 (3.80%) IIS
3 23 (3.12%) SharePoint
4 20 (2.71%) Skype for Business
5 14 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (0.81%) Confluence
7 4 (0.54%) Apache
8 2 (0.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.27%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (0.27%) CMS
8 2 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.27%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.27%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.14%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 40 (5.43%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.09%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (0.27%) RMDS
2 1 (0.14%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 43 (5.83%) Office 365
2 42 (5.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (4.75%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (1.22%) G Suite
5 6 (0.81%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 6 (0.81%) AWS CloudTrail
5 6 (0.81%) GitHub
5 6 (0.81%) Mimecast
5 6 (0.81%) npm
6 4 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.54%) SaaS
7 3 (0.41%) Google Drive
7 3 (0.41%) PaaS
8 2 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.27%) IaaS
8 2 (0.27%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.27%) OpenDNS
8 2 (0.27%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 307 (41.66%) Firewall
2 230 (31.21%) LAN
3 219 (29.72%) WAN
4 124 (16.82%) Wireless
5 123 (16.69%) MPLS
5 123 (16.69%) VPN
6 99 (13.43%) Cisco ASA
7 97 (13.16%) BGP
8 91 (12.35%) TCP/IP
9 90 (12.21%) VoIP
10 89 (12.08%) OSPF
11 84 (11.40%) DNS
12 83 (11.26%) Network Security
13 67 (9.09%) Internet
14 64 (8.68%) DHCP
14 64 (8.68%) VLAN
15 60 (8.14%) Wi-Fi
16 50 (6.78%) Cisco Nexus
17 38 (5.16%) SAN
18 37 (5.02%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (4.21%) SQL Server
2 7 (0.95%) MySQL
3 6 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
3 6 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (0.41%) Big Data
5 3 (0.41%) Hadoop
5 3 (0.41%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (0.27%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.14%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.14%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 13 (1.76%) JIRA
2 10 (1.36%) Jenkins
3 7 (0.95%) Git (software)
4 5 (0.68%) SonarQube
5 4 (0.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 3 (0.41%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (0.27%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.14%) CruiseControl
8 1 (0.14%) Selenium
8 1 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.14%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 75 (10.18%) Finance
2 70 (9.50%) Telecoms
3 18 (2.44%) Banking
4 8 (1.09%) Back Office
4 8 (1.09%) Financial Institution
4 8 (1.09%) Investment Banking
5 6 (0.81%) Local Government
5 6 (0.81%) Marketing
6 5 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (0.54%) Advertising
8 3 (0.41%) Automotive
8 3 (0.41%) Games
8 3 (0.41%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.27%) German Language
9 2 (0.27%) Legal
9 2 (0.27%) Retail
10 1 (0.14%) Front Office
10 1 (0.14%) Law
10 1 (0.14%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.14%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 341 (46.27%) Network Engineer
2 84 (11.40%) Cisco Engineer
3 71 (9.63%) Architect
4 64 (8.68%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 62 (8.41%) Support Engineer
6 53 (7.19%) Analyst
7 46 (6.24%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 43 (5.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 33 (4.48%) Security Architect
10 32 (4.34%) Network Support
11 31 (4.21%) Network Analyst
12 27 (3.66%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 24 (3.26%) Security Engineer
14 21 (2.85%) Firewall Engineer
15 20 (2.71%) 3rd Line Support
15 20 (2.71%) IT Engineer
15 20 (2.71%) Network Support Engineer
16 18 (2.44%) Network Architect
16 18 (2.44%) Network Security Engineer
17 16 (2.17%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (2.58%) 802.1X
2 6 (0.81%) LDAP
2 6 (0.81%) Node.js
2 6 (0.81%) OAuth
2 6 (0.81%) OAuth2
2 6 (0.81%) RESTful
2 6 (0.81%) SAML
3 2 (0.27%) .NET
3 2 (0.27%) REST
3 2 (0.27%) VXML
3 2 (0.27%) WAP
4 1 (0.14%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.14%) Core Data
4 1 (0.14%) LAMP
4 1 (0.14%) Middleware
4 1 (0.14%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.14%) VML
4 1 (0.14%) WCF
4 1 (0.14%) WF
4 1 (0.14%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 113 (15.33%) Data Centre
2 33 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (3.93%) Computer Science
3 29 (3.93%) Management Information System
4 26 (3.53%) Video Conferencing
5 25 (3.39%) Self-Motivation
6 17 (2.31%) PKI
7 15 (2.04%) Driving Licence
8 13 (1.76%) Clustering
9 12 (1.63%) NHS
9 12 (1.63%) Virtual Team
10 6 (0.81%) Cyberthreat
10 6 (0.81%) User Experience
11 5 (0.68%) CMDB
11 5 (0.68%) Fintech
11 5 (0.68%) iPhone
11 5 (0.68%) IVR
11 5 (0.68%) Replication
12 4 (0.54%) Enterprise Storage
12 4 (0.54%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 190 (25.78%) Windows
2 113 (15.33%) Windows Server
3 52 (7.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 42 (5.70%) Linux
5 39 (5.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 37 (5.02%) Windows 7
7 31 (4.21%) Unix
8 25 (3.39%) Windows 10
9 16 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
10 14 (1.90%) Windows 8
11 9 (1.22%) Android
12 8 (1.09%) Windows Vista
13 7 (0.95%) Windows XP
14 6 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 4 (0.54%) CentOS
15 4 (0.54%) Check Point GAiA
16 3 (0.41%) Mac OS
16 3 (0.41%) Windows 2000
16 3 (0.41%) Windows NT
17 2 (0.27%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 201 (27.27%) ITIL
2 67 (9.09%) Project Management
3 65 (8.82%) Network Design
4 58 (7.87%) Problem-Solving
5 55 (7.46%) Migration
6 43 (5.83%) Network Monitoring
6 43 (5.83%) Service Delivery
7 41 (5.56%) Incident Management
8 40 (5.43%) Information Security
9 36 (4.88%) Cybersecurity
9 36 (4.88%) PRINCE2
10 31 (4.21%) Agile Software Development
10 31 (4.21%) Network Architecture
11 29 (3.93%) Network Management
12 28 (3.80%) Load Balancing
13 27 (3.66%) Change Management
13 27 (3.66%) ITIL V3
14 26 (3.53%) Disaster Recovery
14 26 (3.53%) TOGAF
15 24 (3.26%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 49 (6.65%) PowerShell
2 28 (3.80%) SQL
3 25 (3.39%) Python
4 13 (1.76%) Perl
5 10 (1.36%) Java
6 7 (0.95%) Bash Shell
6 7 (0.95%) VB
7 6 (0.81%) Apex Code
7 6 (0.81%) C
7 6 (0.81%) PyPy
8 5 (0.68%) AWK
8 5 (0.68%) sed
9 4 (0.54%) Ruby
10 2 (0.27%) Go
10 2 (0.27%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.27%) VBA
10 2 (0.27%) VBScript
11 1 (0.14%) C#
11 1 (0.14%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 737 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 323 (43.83%) CCNP
3 137 (18.59%) Microsoft Certification
4 130 (17.64%) Security Cleared
5 104 (14.11%) SC Cleared
6 94 (12.75%) MCSE
7 85 (11.53%) CCIE
8 79 (10.72%) Degree
9 48 (6.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 41 (5.56%) CISSP
11 40 (5.43%) MCP
12 39 (5.29%) DV Cleared
13 37 (5.02%) JNCIA
13 37 (5.02%) MCSA
14 32 (4.34%) CCSA
15 30 (4.07%) CCDP
16 22 (2.99%) CCENT
17 21 (2.85%) CCSP
18 19 (2.58%) MCITP
19 18 (2.44%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (6.24%) SLA
2 21 (2.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (2.17%) GDPR
4 9 (1.22%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.54%) FIPS 140-2
6 1 (0.14%) COBIT
6 1 (0.14%) GPG13
6 1 (0.14%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.14%) NIST 800
6 1 (0.14%) P3O
6 1 (0.14%) QA
6 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 122 (16.55%) Active Directory
2 81 (10.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (5.70%) Hyper-V
4 15 (2.04%) vSphere
5 12 (1.63%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (1.09%) Firmware
6 8 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (1.09%) XenApp
7 4 (0.54%) VirtualBox
7 4 (0.54%) VMware NSX
7 4 (0.54%) XenDesktop
7 4 (0.54%) XenServer
8 3 (0.41%) Forefront TMG
8 3 (0.41%) ISA Server
8 3 (0.41%) Snort
8 3 (0.41%) UAG
9 2 (0.27%) KVM
9 2 (0.27%) NFS
9 2 (0.27%) ProxySG
9 2 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 31 (4.21%) SCCM
2 27 (3.66%) Cisco CUCM
3 24 (3.26%) FortiGate
4 14 (1.90%) Cisco Prime
4 14 (1.90%) Cisco UCCX
5 12 (1.63%) SCOM
6 11 (1.49%) AirWatch
7 9 (1.22%) Microsoft Clustering
7 9 (1.22%) WSUS
8 7 (0.95%) Backup Exec
9 6 (0.81%) Ansible
9 6 (0.81%) SolarWinds Orion
10 5 (0.68%) Cacti
10 5 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (0.68%) vMotion
11 4 (0.54%) Cisco CME
11 4 (0.54%) Cisco UCCE
11 4 (0.54%) NetBackup
11 4 (0.54%) QRadar
12 3 (0.41%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 547 (74.22%) Cisco
2 132 (17.91%) Microsoft
3 124 (16.82%) Juniper
4 123 (16.69%) VMware
5 86 (11.67%) CheckPoint
6 69 (9.36%) HP
7 43 (5.83%) Fortinet
8 42 (5.70%) F5
9 39 (5.29%) Citrix
10 31 (4.21%) Palo Alto
11 29 (3.93%) SolarWinds
12 20 (2.71%) Oracle
12 20 (2.71%) Remedy
12 20 (2.71%) Splunk
13 17 (2.31%) Mitel
14 16 (2.17%) Dell
15 15 (2.04%) Salesforce.com
15 15 (2.04%) Veeam
16 14 (1.90%) Avaya
17 13 (1.76%) Blue Coat