Period
to 20 July 2017

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 July 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.

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
UK
6 months to
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 307 236 240
Rank change year-on-year -71 +4 +88
Contract jobs citing CCNA 756 1203 1140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.79% 1.09% 1.01%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.06% 5.10% 5.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 495 694 690
UK median daily rate £325 £325 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.17% +5.00%
10th Percentile £163 £190 £185
90th Percentile £500 £524 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £325 £315
% change year-on-year -3.08% +3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 83 82
UK median hourly rate £32.00 £26.00 £21.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.08% +20.79% +0.12%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.90 £8.83
90th Percentile £57.50 £45.20 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.69 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +18.76% +21.95% +13.10%

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 18627 23585 21911
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.56% 21.43% 19.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 11444 14745 12712
UK median daily rate £425 £401 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.12% +0.13% +5.26%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £225
90th Percentile £588 £588 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 954 840 1089
UK median hourly rate £29.96 £28.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.00% +24.44% +12.50%
10th Percentile £12.11 £12.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.03 £50.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £28.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% +24.44% +12.50%

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 July 2017.

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 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for CCNA in the UK

CCNA
Top 15 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 July 2017. 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 -66 670 £340 +1.19% 127
UK excluding London -42 530 £315 -3.08% 90
South East -9 209 £350 - 21
London -71 199 £350 -4.11% 42
North of England -16 89 £325 +9.70% 29
Midlands -9 67 £325 - 24
South West -31 65 £269 -20.30% 5
Wales +29 44 £180 -44.62% 1
North West -8 43 £315 +21.15% 16
West Midlands -4 39 £375 +14.50% 21
Yorkshire 0 38 £425 +23.19% 9
East of England -48 36 £310 +6.90% 6
East Midlands +5 28 £288 +15.00% 3
Scotland -11 21 £220 -22.12% 4
North East +34 8 £237 +5.56% 4

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 756 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 572 (75.66%) Cisco
3 349 (46.16%) CCNP
4 334 (44.18%) Firewall
5 227 (30.03%) WAN
6 219 (28.97%) LAN
7 171 (22.62%) ITIL
8 159 (21.03%) Windows
8 159 (21.03%) Wireless
9 149 (19.71%) Security Cleared
10 142 (18.78%) VMware
11 131 (17.33%) Microsoft
12 120 (15.87%) VPN
13 114 (15.08%) Data Centre
14 113 (14.95%) CheckPoint
15 105 (13.89%) Juniper
15 105 (13.89%) Active Directory
16 102 (13.49%) SC Cleared
17 101 (13.36%) Cisco ASA
18 98 (12.96%) TCP/IP
18 98 (12.96%) OSPF
18 98 (12.96%) BGP
19 97 (12.83%) Cisco Nexus
20 95 (12.57%) Microsoft Certification
21 91 (12.04%) Windows Server
22 89 (11.77%) DNS
23 86 (11.38%) Network Security
24 84 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
25 82 (10.85%) VLAN
26 80 (10.58%) Migration

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 63 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 19 (2.51%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (1.98%) Skype for Business
4 13 (1.72%) IIS
5 10 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (0.93%) SharePoint
7 6 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (0.66%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.40%) Apache
10 2 (0.26%) CMS
10 2 (0.26%) Confluence
10 2 (0.26%) JBoss
10 2 (0.26%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.13%) CloudStack
11 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.13%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.13%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 22 (2.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (2.65%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (2.38%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.13%) CA PPM
3 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 39 (5.16%) Office 365
2 29 (3.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (2.91%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.66%) IaaS
5 2 (0.26%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.26%) Mimecast
5 2 (0.26%) SaaS
5 2 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.13%) AWS CloudTrail
6 1 (0.13%) CloudFront
6 1 (0.13%) G Suite
6 1 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 334 (44.18%) Firewall
2 227 (30.03%) WAN
3 219 (28.97%) LAN
4 159 (21.03%) Wireless
5 120 (15.87%) VPN
6 101 (13.36%) Cisco ASA
7 98 (12.96%) BGP
7 98 (12.96%) OSPF
7 98 (12.96%) TCP/IP
8 97 (12.83%) Cisco Nexus
9 89 (11.77%) DNS
10 86 (11.38%) Network Security
11 82 (10.85%) VLAN
12 79 (10.45%) MPLS
12 79 (10.45%) VoIP
13 72 (9.52%) DHCP
14 49 (6.48%) Internet
15 48 (6.35%) SAN
16 45 (5.95%) EIGRP
17 44 (5.82%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (3.97%) SQL Server
2 13 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (1.19%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (0.93%) Big Data
6 6 (0.79%) Hadoop
6 6 (0.79%) SQL Server 2016
7 5 (0.66%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.40%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (0.40%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.40%) MySQL
8 3 (0.40%) NoSQL
8 3 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.26%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.26%) MS Access
9 2 (0.26%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.26%) Redis
10 1 (0.13%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.13%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.13%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 4 (0.53%) Sonatype Nexus
1 4 (0.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.26%) CruiseControl
2 2 (0.26%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.26%) JIRA
2 2 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.26%) TeamCity
2 2 (0.26%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (0.13%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.13%) StarTeam
3 1 (0.13%) Subversion
General
1 60 (7.94%) Telecoms
2 59 (7.80%) Finance
3 29 (3.84%) Banking
4 13 (1.72%) Manufacturing
5 10 (1.32%) Retail
6 9 (1.19%) Investment Banking
7 8 (1.06%) Electronics
8 6 (0.79%) Back Office
8 6 (0.79%) Marketing
9 5 (0.66%) Automotive
10 4 (0.53%) Local Government
11 3 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.26%) Billing
12 2 (0.26%) French Language
12 2 (0.26%) Law
13 1 (0.13%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.13%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.13%) Games
13 1 (0.13%) Legal
13 1 (0.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 312 (41.27%) Network Engineer
2 107 (14.15%) Cisco Engineer
3 91 (12.04%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 74 (9.79%) Support Engineer
5 66 (8.73%) Analyst
6 39 (5.16%) Consultant
7 37 (4.89%) Network Support
8 34 (4.50%) Architect
8 34 (4.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 34 (4.50%) Technical Support
9 33 (4.37%) 2nd Line Support
10 32 (4.23%) Security Engineer
11 31 (4.10%) Network Analyst
12 30 (3.97%) Senior Network Engineer
13 27 (3.57%) Network Support Engineer
13 27 (3.57%) Technical Engineer
14 26 (3.44%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 25 (3.31%) NOC Engineer
16 23 (3.04%) Firewall Engineer
17 22 (2.91%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (3.17%) 802.1X
2 8 (1.06%) Web Services
3 6 (0.79%) .NET
3 6 (0.79%) Middleware
3 6 (0.79%) WAP
3 6 (0.79%) XMPP
4 5 (0.66%) XML
5 3 (0.40%) CSS
5 3 (0.40%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (0.26%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.26%) JAAS
6 2 (0.26%) Java EE
6 2 (0.26%) JMS
6 2 (0.26%) JMX
6 2 (0.26%) JNDI
6 2 (0.26%) LAPP Stack
6 2 (0.26%) RFC 2547
6 2 (0.26%) WCF
6 2 (0.26%) WF
6 2 (0.26%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 114 (15.08%) Data Centre
2 44 (5.82%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (4.50%) Management Information System
4 32 (4.23%) Video Conferencing
5 21 (2.78%) Clustering
6 19 (2.51%) NHS
7 18 (2.38%) Driving Licence
8 9 (1.19%) EMC VNX
9 8 (1.06%) Computer Science
10 7 (0.93%) BBC
10 7 (0.93%) Greenfield Project
10 7 (0.93%) PKI
11 6 (0.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 6 (0.79%) Replication
12 5 (0.66%) CMDB
12 5 (0.66%) Virtual Team
13 4 (0.53%) Blackberry
13 4 (0.53%) IPTV
13 4 (0.53%) Linux Command Line
14 3 (0.40%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 159 (21.03%) Windows
2 91 (12.04%) Windows Server
3 71 (9.39%) Linux
4 39 (5.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 36 (4.76%) Windows 7
5 36 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 28 (3.70%) Unix
7 22 (2.91%) Windows 10
8 15 (1.98%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (1.72%) CentOS
9 13 (1.72%) Windows 8
10 12 (1.59%) SUSE
11 9 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (1.06%) Solaris
13 7 (0.93%) Windows Vista
13 7 (0.93%) Windows XP
14 6 (0.79%) Mac OS X
15 5 (0.66%) AIX
15 5 (0.66%) Mac OS
16 3 (0.40%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (22.62%) ITIL
2 80 (10.58%) Migration
3 73 (9.66%) Network Design
4 44 (5.82%) Load Balancing
5 43 (5.69%) Network Management
6 34 (4.50%) Change Management
7 33 (4.37%) Disaster Recovery
8 30 (3.97%) ITIL V3
8 30 (3.97%) Service Management
9 29 (3.84%) Information Security
10 28 (3.70%) Service Delivery
11 24 (3.17%) Network Monitoring
11 24 (3.17%) Project Management
12 22 (2.91%) DevOps
13 21 (2.78%) Kalman Filter
14 20 (2.65%) PRINCE2
15 17 (2.25%) High Availability
15 17 (2.25%) Incident Management
16 16 (2.12%) Network Architecture
16 16 (2.12%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (4.37%) SQL
2 29 (3.84%) PowerShell
3 19 (2.51%) Python
4 14 (1.85%) Perl
5 11 (1.46%) C
6 10 (1.32%) Bash Shell
7 8 (1.06%) Java
8 6 (0.79%) Ruby
9 3 (0.40%) C#
9 3 (0.40%) C++
9 3 (0.40%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.26%) VBScript
11 1 (0.13%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.13%) PHP
Qualifications
1 756 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 349 (46.16%) CCNP
3 149 (19.71%) Security Cleared
4 102 (13.49%) SC Cleared
5 95 (12.57%) Microsoft Certification
6 65 (8.60%) MCSE
7 61 (8.07%) CCIE
8 54 (7.14%) JNCIA
9 44 (5.82%) Degree
9 44 (5.82%) DV Cleared
10 34 (4.50%) CISSP
11 33 (4.37%) CCDP
12 32 (4.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 30 (3.97%) JNCIS
14 29 (3.84%) CCDA
15 28 (3.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 21 (2.78%) CCENT
17 19 (2.51%) CCSA
18 18 (2.38%) MCITP
18 18 (2.38%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (5.69%) SLA
2 13 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (1.59%) QA
4 6 (0.79%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 4 (0.53%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 3 (0.40%) PMO
8 2 (0.26%) COBIT
8 2 (0.26%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.26%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 105 (13.89%) Active Directory
2 84 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (3.97%) Hyper-V
4 22 (2.91%) vSphere
5 16 (2.12%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (1.46%) Firmware
6 11 (1.46%) XenApp
7 6 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (0.79%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (0.53%) ProxySG
8 4 (0.53%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.40%) BitLocker
9 3 (0.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (0.40%) Terminal Server
10 2 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.26%) NFS
10 2 (0.26%) Xen
11 1 (0.13%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 46 (6.08%) Cisco CUCM
2 25 (3.31%) Cisco UCCX
3 24 (3.17%) HP Data Protector
4 21 (2.78%) SCCM
4 21 (2.78%) Tivoli
4 21 (2.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 17 (2.25%) Cisco Prime
6 16 (2.12%) SCOM
7 14 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
7 14 (1.85%) Puppet
8 12 (1.59%) Nagios
9 11 (1.46%) Cisco UCCE
10 9 (1.19%) FortiGate
10 9 (1.19%) vCenter Server
11 7 (0.93%) Ansible
11 7 (0.93%) Microsoft Clustering
12 5 (0.66%) WMI
12 5 (0.66%) WSUS
13 4 (0.53%) NetBackup
13 4 (0.53%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 572 (75.66%) Cisco
2 142 (18.78%) VMware
3 131 (17.33%) Microsoft
4 113 (14.95%) CheckPoint
5 105 (13.89%) Juniper
6 74 (9.79%) HP
7 68 (8.99%) F5
8 49 (6.48%) Citrix
9 43 (5.69%) SolarWinds
10 35 (4.63%) Palo Alto
11 32 (4.23%) Fortinet
11 32 (4.23%) Riverbed
12 31 (4.10%) Red Hat
13 26 (3.44%) Dell
14 22 (2.91%) EMC
15 15 (1.98%) NetApp
16 14 (1.85%) Aruba
17 12 (1.59%) Avaya
17 12 (1.59%) Blue Coat
17 12 (1.59%) Splunk
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