Period
to 25 June 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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 302 336 294
Rank change year-on-year +34 -42 -48
Contract jobs citing CCNA 813 752 775
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.89% 0.75% 0.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.73% 3.95% 4.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 527 457 521
UK median daily rate £350 £343 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.19% +5.38% -
10th Percentile £213 £198 £170
90th Percentile £525 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £313 £320
% change year-on-year +10.31% -2.27% -0.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 53 46
UK median hourly rate £33.40 £29.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.17% +16.00% -2.91%
10th Percentile £14.64 £12.20 £12.75
90th Percentile £46.87 £46.95 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.40 £31.38 £24.94
% change year-on-year +6.45% +25.80% -0.24%

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 17,195 19,032 18,469
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.88% 18.94% 20.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,360 11,378 11,404
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £265 £238 £250
90th Percentile £650 £625 £594
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% +4.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 810 862 937
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £24.91 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.53% -16.98% -0.68%
10th Percentile £12.99 £12.63 £12.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year +40.00% -19.35% -11.43%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 25 June 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 +35 707 £350 - 90
UK excluding London +68 621 £345 +10.31% 70
South East +87 192 £358 +5.93% 17
London -55 165 £400 -5.88% 24
North of England +24 103 £350 +12.90% 23
Midlands +30 95 £264 -16.27% 8
South West -5 91 £394 +29.10% 8
Scotland +50 59 £300 +50.00% 3
East of England +9 59 £340 -1.09% 10
North West +24 51 £325 +9.24% 8
East Midlands +54 49 £268 -14.54% 2
West Midlands -3 45 £264 -18.85% 6
Yorkshire +7 36 £375 - 10
North East +28 16 £325 +75.68% 5
Wales -13 12 £400 +33.33% 1
Northern Ireland +14 9 £195 -

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 813 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 677 (83.27%) Cisco
3 365 (44.90%) Firewall
4 356 (43.79%) CCNP
5 266 (32.72%) WAN
6 253 (31.12%) LAN
7 193 (23.74%) Microsoft
8 189 (23.25%) VMware
9 188 (23.12%) ITIL
10 184 (22.63%) Windows
11 163 (20.05%) CheckPoint
12 162 (19.93%) VPN
12 162 (19.93%) Security Cleared
12 162 (19.93%) Data Centre
13 161 (19.80%) Microsoft Certification
14 157 (19.31%) Network Security
15 155 (19.07%) Wireless
16 142 (17.47%) Cisco ASA
17 140 (17.22%) F5
18 136 (16.73%) TCP/IP
19 134 (16.48%) Juniper
20 133 (16.36%) MPLS
21 129 (15.87%) MCSE
22 120 (14.76%) SC Cleared
23 119 (14.64%) OSPF
24 114 (14.02%) Windows Server
25 109 (13.41%) BGP
26 106 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
27 95 (11.69%) CCIE
28 91 (11.19%) Cisco Nexus

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 43 (5.29%) MS Exchange
2 30 (3.69%) SharePoint
2 30 (3.69%) Skype for Business
3 17 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2010
4 16 (1.97%) Confluence
5 10 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (0.98%) IIS
7 7 (0.86%) SharePoint Server
8 5 (0.62%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.37%) Apache ServiceMix
10 3 (0.37%) GlassFish
10 3 (0.37%) JBoss
10 3 (0.37%) JRun
10 3 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (0.37%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.37%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.37%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.12%) Apache
11 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 34 (4.18%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (1.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (1.60%) MS Visio
3 10 (1.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.25%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 59 (7.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 51 (6.27%) Amazon AWS
3 41 (5.04%) Office 365
4 16 (1.97%) Cloud Computing
4 16 (1.97%) PaaS
5 14 (1.72%) SaaS
6 5 (0.62%) GitHub
6 5 (0.62%) IaaS
7 4 (0.49%) Dynamics 365
7 4 (0.49%) Google Analytics
8 3 (0.37%) Azure Stack
9 1 (0.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.12%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.12%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.12%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 1 (0.12%) Dropbox
9 1 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.12%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.12%) Route 53
9 1 (0.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 365 (44.90%) Firewall
2 266 (32.72%) WAN
3 253 (31.12%) LAN
4 162 (19.93%) VPN
5 157 (19.31%) Network Security
6 155 (19.07%) Wireless
7 142 (17.47%) Cisco ASA
8 136 (16.73%) TCP/IP
9 133 (16.36%) MPLS
10 119 (14.64%) OSPF
11 109 (13.41%) BGP
12 91 (11.19%) Cisco Nexus
13 89 (10.95%) DNS
14 77 (9.47%) DHCP
15 76 (9.35%) VLAN
16 73 (8.98%) VoIP
17 58 (7.13%) WLAN
18 52 (6.40%) Ethernet
19 50 (6.15%) Wi-Fi
20 48 (5.90%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (5.04%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.37%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (0.25%) Big Data
3 2 (0.25%) GIS
3 2 (0.25%) Hadoop
3 2 (0.25%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.25%) RDBMS
3 2 (0.25%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.25%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (0.25%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.12%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.12%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.12%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.12%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 18 (2.21%) JIRA
2 14 (1.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 13 (1.60%) Bitbucket
3 13 (1.60%) Git (software)
4 7 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (0.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 6 (0.74%) GitLab
6 5 (0.62%) Jenkins
6 5 (0.62%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (0.49%) Hudson
7 4 (0.49%) Travis CI
8 3 (0.37%) Rational DOORS
9 2 (0.25%) Ant
9 2 (0.25%) MSI
10 1 (0.12%) Maven
General
1 86 (10.58%) Telecoms
2 51 (6.27%) Finance
3 15 (1.85%) Law
4 11 (1.35%) Legal
5 9 (1.11%) Banking
6 7 (0.86%) Automotive
7 6 (0.74%) Back Office
7 6 (0.74%) Marketing
7 6 (0.74%) Military
8 5 (0.62%) Billing
8 5 (0.62%) Financial Institution
8 5 (0.62%) German Language
9 4 (0.49%) Electronics
9 4 (0.49%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.49%) Publishing
9 4 (0.49%) Retail
10 3 (0.37%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.37%) Front Office
11 2 (0.25%) Hindi Language
11 2 (0.25%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 401 (49.32%) Network Engineer
2 94 (11.56%) Cisco Engineer
3 83 (10.21%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 72 (8.86%) Analyst
5 56 (6.89%) Architect
6 52 (6.40%) Senior Network Engineer
7 45 (5.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 44 (5.41%) Security Engineer
9 43 (5.29%) Network Security Engineer
10 40 (4.92%) Consultant
11 39 (4.80%) Network Support
12 32 (3.94%) Support Engineer
13 26 (3.20%) Network Analyst
14 23 (2.83%) Network Support Engineer
15 19 (2.34%) Automation Engineer
15 19 (2.34%) Network Consultant
16 18 (2.21%) Network Architect
16 18 (2.21%) Support Analyst
17 17 (2.09%) 3rd Line Support
17 17 (2.09%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (1.97%) 802.1X
2 9 (1.11%) REST
3 5 (0.62%) J2EE
3 5 (0.62%) LDAP
4 4 (0.49%) JSON
5 3 (0.37%) Elastic Stack
5 3 (0.37%) Middleware
6 2 (0.25%) .NET
6 2 (0.25%) JSP
6 2 (0.25%) Node.js
6 2 (0.25%) Servlets
6 2 (0.25%) VXML
6 2 (0.25%) WAP
6 2 (0.25%) XML
7 1 (0.12%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.12%) SAP Basis
7 1 (0.12%) Spring
7 1 (0.12%) Velocity
7 1 (0.12%) VML
7 1 (0.12%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 162 (19.93%) Data Centre
2 45 (5.54%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (3.32%) Self-Motivation
4 22 (2.71%) Video Conferencing
5 19 (2.34%) Public Cloud
6 17 (2.09%) Management Information System
6 17 (2.09%) NHS
7 14 (1.72%) Clustering
7 14 (1.72%) Driving Licence
8 12 (1.48%) PKI
9 10 (1.23%) Cyberthreat
10 8 (0.98%) CMDB
10 8 (0.98%) Fibre Optics
11 6 (0.74%) Data Protection Act
12 5 (0.62%) IVR
13 4 (0.49%) BBC
13 4 (0.49%) Client/Server
13 4 (0.49%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 4 (0.49%) Hedge funds
13 4 (0.49%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 184 (22.63%) Windows
2 114 (14.02%) Windows Server
3 67 (8.24%) Linux
4 33 (4.06%) Windows Server 2012
5 30 (3.69%) Unix
6 27 (3.32%) Windows Server 2008
7 22 (2.71%) Windows Server 2003
8 19 (2.34%) Windows 10
9 12 (1.48%) Windows 7
10 11 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (0.74%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.49%) Solaris
12 4 (0.49%) SUSE
13 3 (0.37%) Android
13 3 (0.37%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.25%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.25%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.25%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.12%) CentOS
15 1 (0.12%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (23.12%) ITIL
2 85 (10.46%) Migration
3 75 (9.23%) Problem-Solving
4 70 (8.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 65 (8.00%) Service Delivery
6 61 (7.50%) Network Design
7 57 (7.01%) Network Management
7 57 (7.01%) PRINCE2
7 57 (7.01%) Service Management
8 53 (6.52%) Change Management
9 51 (6.27%) Load Balancing
10 50 (6.15%) Incident Management
11 40 (4.92%) Agile Software Development
11 40 (4.92%) Problem Management
11 40 (4.92%) Project Management
12 37 (4.55%) Network Monitoring
13 36 (4.43%) Computer Science
14 34 (4.18%) ITSM
15 33 (4.06%) Disaster Recovery
16 31 (3.81%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 45 (5.54%) PowerShell
2 22 (2.71%) Python
3 18 (2.21%) SQL
4 8 (0.98%) Java
5 7 (0.86%) C
6 4 (0.49%) Perl
7 3 (0.37%) VBScript
8 2 (0.25%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.25%) C++
9 1 (0.12%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 813 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 356 (43.79%) CCNP
3 162 (19.93%) Security Cleared
4 161 (19.80%) Microsoft Certification
5 129 (15.87%) MCSE
6 120 (14.76%) SC Cleared
7 95 (11.69%) CCIE
8 85 (10.46%) MCSA
9 71 (8.73%) Degree
10 58 (7.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 43 (5.29%) CCDP
12 38 (4.67%) DV Cleared
13 37 (4.55%) JNCIA
14 28 (3.44%) CISSP
15 25 (3.08%) CCDA
16 23 (2.83%) CCSA
17 22 (2.71%) BPSS Clearance
17 22 (2.71%) MCITP
17 22 (2.71%) SANS
18 20 (2.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (4.67%) SLA
2 14 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (1.11%) GDPR
4 6 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (0.74%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.62%) PMO
6 4 (0.49%) QA
6 4 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.25%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.25%) NIST
9 1 (0.12%) HL7
9 1 (0.12%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.12%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.12%) RMADS
System Software
1 106 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 86 (10.58%) Active Directory
3 51 (6.27%) Hyper-V
4 32 (3.94%) VMware ESXi
5 23 (2.83%) vSphere
6 21 (2.58%) VMware NSX
7 20 (2.46%) XenApp
8 17 (2.09%) Firmware
9 8 (0.98%) ProxySG
9 8 (0.98%) XenDesktop
10 5 (0.62%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
12 3 (0.37%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.25%) ISA Server
13 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (0.25%) VMware Workstation
14 1 (0.12%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 1 (0.12%) Docker
14 1 (0.12%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 34 (4.18%) Cisco CUCM
1 34 (4.18%) SCCM
2 31 (3.81%) vCenter Server
3 25 (3.08%) Cisco Prime
4 21 (2.58%) SCOM
5 18 (2.21%) PowerCLI
6 15 (1.85%) Cisco UCCX
7 12 (1.48%) Ansible
7 12 (1.48%) Cisco UCCE
8 11 (1.35%) FortiGate
9 10 (1.23%) SolarWinds Orion
10 9 (1.11%) Failover Clustering
11 7 (0.86%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
11 7 (0.86%) CSIRT
11 7 (0.86%) Microsoft Clustering
12 6 (0.74%) Nagios
13 5 (0.62%) SCVMM
13 5 (0.62%) Stealthwatch
13 5 (0.62%) WSUS
14 4 (0.49%) PaperCut
Vendors
1 677 (83.27%) Cisco
2 193 (23.74%) Microsoft
3 189 (23.25%) VMware
4 163 (20.05%) CheckPoint
5 140 (17.22%) F5
6 134 (16.48%) Juniper
7 80 (9.84%) Palo Alto
8 69 (8.49%) Citrix
9 54 (6.64%) HP
10 49 (6.03%) Fortinet
11 47 (5.78%) SolarWinds
12 42 (5.17%) Aruba
13 41 (5.04%) NetApp
14 40 (4.92%) Oracle
15 33 (4.06%) Dell
16 24 (2.95%) EMC
17 23 (2.83%) Red Hat
18 22 (2.71%) Infoblox
19 21 (2.58%) Huawei
19 21 (2.58%) Riverbed