Period
to 3 March 2021

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 3 March 2021 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
3 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 342 299 318
Rank change year-on-year -43 +19 +43
Contract jobs citing CCNA 326 554 784
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.68% 0.83% 0.81%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.07% 3.85% 4.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 377 494
Median daily rate £350 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +3.45% +16.00%
10th Percentile £135 £200 £202
90th Percentile £600 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £360
% change year-on-year -6.67% +4.17% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 36 64
Median hourly rate £19.50 £21.85 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.76% -24.00% +31.49%
10th Percentile £15.22 £14.37 £14.98
90th Percentile £50.00 £46.07 £47.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £19.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +1.32% -30.91% +19.18%

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 10,622 14,376 19,025
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.00% 21.48% 19.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,898 9,329 11,773
Median daily rate £475 £468 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.50% +4.00% +2.86%
10th Percentile £288 £260 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 566 570 838
Median hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +16.36% +11.02%
10th Percentile £15.00 £14.33 £12.50
90th Percentile £64.50 £57.50 £51.00
Median hourly rate £33.50 £26.92 £27.50
% change year-on-year +24.47% -2.13% +7.05%

CCNA
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing CCNA as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for CCNA in the UK

CCNA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing CCNA.

Daily rate trend for CCNA in the UK

CCNA
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing CCNA over the 6 months to 3 March 2021.

Daily rate histogram for CCNA in the UK

CCNA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing CCNA.

Hourly rate trend for CCNA in the UK

CCNA
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing CCNA over the 6 months to 3 March 2021.

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 3 March 2021. 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 -21 257 £350 -6.67% 127
UK excluding London +54 251 £350 -6.67% 109
South East +62 82 £398 +4.42% 30
Work from Home -189 56 £350 -7.89% 22
London -49 44 £325 -13.33% 23
North of England +54 39 £180 -44.62% 28
South West +80 38 £345 -8.00% 13
Scotland +31 34 £323 -26.29% 1
Midlands +9 34 £120 -71.76% 21
North West +37 26 £300 -25.00% 11
East of England +52 25 £263 -13.93% 12
West Midlands +5 23 £151 -68.97% 18
Yorkshire +41 13 £120 -51.02% 13
East Midlands +19 9 £120 -62.70% 3
Wales -12 6 £400 - 2
North East +30 4 £120 -56.36% 4
Northern Ireland +2 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 3 March 2021, 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.

1 326 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 254 (77.91%) Cisco
3 184 (56.44%) CCNP
4 146 (44.79%) Firewall
5 114 (34.97%) Security Cleared
6 109 (33.44%) LAN
7 107 (32.82%) WAN
8 90 (27.61%) VMware
9 70 (21.47%) Microsoft
10 68 (20.86%) Windows
11 67 (20.55%) SC Cleared
12 65 (19.94%) VPN
13 62 (19.02%) VMware Infrastructure
14 59 (18.10%) Linux
15 54 (16.56%) Juniper
16 53 (16.26%) Network Security
17 51 (15.64%) TCP/IP
18 50 (15.34%) Ansible
19 49 (15.03%) Data Centre
19 49 (15.03%) Microsoft Certification
19 49 (15.03%) OSPF
19 49 (15.03%) BGP
20 48 (14.72%) DNS
21 47 (14.42%) Wireless
22 43 (13.19%) DHCP
22 43 (13.19%) Windows Server
23 42 (12.88%) SNMP
23 42 (12.88%) ITIL
24 40 (12.27%) MPLS
24 40 (12.27%) Agile Software Development

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 17 (5.21%) MS Exchange
2 12 (3.68%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (2.15%) IIS
4 4 (1.23%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.92%) Mule
5 3 (0.92%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.31%) Apache
6 1 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.31%) CMS
6 1 (0.31%) Confluence
6 1 (0.31%) nginx
6 1 (0.31%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 21 (6.44%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (5.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (5.21%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.31%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 40 (12.27%) Azure
2 18 (5.52%) AWS
2 18 (5.52%) Microsoft 365
3 9 (2.76%) GCP
4 8 (2.45%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (2.15%) SaaS
6 6 (1.84%) IaaS
6 6 (1.84%) PaaS
7 5 (1.53%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (1.23%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 3 (0.92%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.31%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 146 (44.79%) Firewall
2 109 (33.44%) LAN
3 107 (32.82%) WAN
4 65 (19.94%) VPN
5 53 (16.26%) Network Security
6 51 (15.64%) TCP/IP
7 49 (15.03%) BGP
7 49 (15.03%) OSPF
8 48 (14.72%) DNS
9 47 (14.42%) Wireless
10 43 (13.19%) DHCP
11 42 (12.88%) SNMP
12 40 (12.27%) MPLS
13 36 (11.04%) Cisco ASA
13 36 (11.04%) IPsec
14 31 (9.51%) Cisco Nexus
15 26 (7.98%) Wi-Fi
16 25 (7.67%) VLAN
17 23 (7.06%) VoIP
18 22 (6.75%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (3.99%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.84%) SQL Server 2012
2 6 (1.84%) SQL Server 2014
2 6 (1.84%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (0.31%) Data Vault
3 1 (0.31%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.31%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 19 (5.83%) JIRA
2 15 (4.60%) Rational DOORS
2 15 (4.60%) StarTeam
3 2 (0.61%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.61%) GitLab
3 2 (0.61%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.31%) ClearQuest
4 1 (0.31%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.31%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 31 (9.51%) Public Sector
2 23 (7.06%) Telecoms
3 18 (5.52%) Finance
4 5 (1.53%) Banking
5 3 (0.92%) Local Government
6 2 (0.61%) Advertising
6 2 (0.61%) Legal
6 2 (0.61%) Retail
7 1 (0.31%) Back Office
7 1 (0.31%) Billing
7 1 (0.31%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.31%) French Language
7 1 (0.31%) Front Office
7 1 (0.31%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.31%) Law
7 1 (0.31%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 163 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 34 (10.43%) Architect
3 21 (6.44%) Network Architect
4 20 (6.13%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
5 18 (5.52%) Analyst
5 18 (5.52%) Cisco Engineer
5 18 (5.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 17 (5.21%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 16 (4.91%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 16 (4.91%) Senior Network Engineer
8 14 (4.29%) Support Engineer
9 12 (3.68%) Network Support
9 12 (3.68%) Test Engineer
10 11 (3.37%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 11 (3.37%) Consultant
10 11 (3.37%) Network Analyst
11 9 (2.76%) Network Support Engineer
12 8 (2.45%) Field Engineer
13 7 (2.15%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
13 7 (2.15%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (8.28%) 802.1X
2 6 (1.84%) REST
2 6 (1.84%) Web Services
3 4 (1.23%) CGI
3 4 (1.23%) Jinja
3 4 (1.23%) SailPoint
3 4 (1.23%) XML
4 3 (0.92%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (0.92%) LDAP
5 2 (0.61%) JSON
6 1 (0.31%) Gherkin
6 1 (0.31%) HTML
6 1 (0.31%) RFC 2544
6 1 (0.31%) SOAP
6 1 (0.31%) Spring
6 1 (0.31%) XMPP
6 1 (0.31%) XSL
6 1 (0.31%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 49 (15.03%) Data Centre
2 16 (4.91%) Self-Motivation
3 11 (3.37%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (3.37%) Management Information System
4 8 (2.45%) NHS
5 7 (2.15%) Public Cloud
6 6 (1.84%) PKI
7 5 (1.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 5 (1.53%) Internet of Things
7 5 (1.53%) Private Cloud
7 5 (1.53%) Virtual Team
7 5 (1.53%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 3 (0.92%) Handset
8 3 (0.92%) Replication
8 3 (0.92%) RSA SecurID
9 2 (0.61%) Clustering
9 2 (0.61%) CMDB
9 2 (0.61%) Cyber Defence
9 2 (0.61%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (0.61%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 68 (20.86%) Windows
2 59 (18.10%) Linux
3 43 (13.19%) Windows Server
4 15 (4.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 15 (4.60%) Unix
5 9 (2.76%) Windows Server 2016
6 8 (2.45%) Windows 10
7 7 (2.15%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (1.84%) CentOS
9 4 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.92%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.61%) Windows Server 2019
12 1 (0.31%) Android
12 1 (0.31%) CatOS
12 1 (0.31%) SUSE
12 1 (0.31%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (12.88%) ITIL
2 40 (12.27%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (11.66%) DevOps
4 33 (10.12%) Load Balancing
5 24 (7.36%) Problem-Solving
6 23 (7.06%) Network Design
7 22 (6.75%) Continuous Integration
7 22 (6.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 21 (6.44%) Computer Science
8 21 (6.44%) Kalman Filter
8 21 (6.44%) Web Filtering
9 20 (6.13%) Change Management
10 17 (5.21%) Decision-Making
10 17 (5.21%) Network Management
11 16 (4.91%) Cybersecurity
12 14 (4.29%) Service Management
13 12 (3.68%) Continuous Improvement
13 12 (3.68%) Infrastructure as Code
13 12 (3.68%) Service Delivery
14 11 (3.37%) Network Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 39 (11.96%) Python
2 22 (6.75%) PowerShell
3 17 (5.21%) Bash Shell
4 10 (3.07%) Java
4 10 (3.07%) SQL
5 7 (2.15%) Perl
6 4 (1.23%) Ruby
7 3 (0.92%) C++
7 3 (0.92%) Go
7 3 (0.92%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.61%) C
8 2 (0.61%) C#
8 2 (0.61%) R
9 1 (0.31%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.31%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 326 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 184 (56.44%) CCNP
3 114 (34.97%) Security Cleared
4 67 (20.55%) SC Cleared
5 49 (15.03%) Microsoft Certification
6 37 (11.35%) CCIE
7 34 (10.43%) DV Cleared
8 27 (8.28%) Degree
9 26 (7.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 24 (7.36%) MCSE
11 18 (5.52%) CISSP
12 17 (5.21%) Computer Science Degree
12 17 (5.21%) MCSA
13 11 (3.37%) CCDA
14 9 (2.76%) CCDP
15 8 (2.45%) CISM
15 8 (2.45%) GIAC
15 8 (2.45%) JNCIA
15 8 (2.45%) RHCE
16 7 (2.15%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.13%) QA
2 15 (4.60%) SLA
3 4 (1.23%) NIST
4 3 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (0.61%) NCSC
6 1 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.31%) GDPR
6 1 (0.31%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.31%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.31%) PMO
System Software
1 62 (19.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 37 (11.35%) Active Directory
3 23 (7.06%) VMware NSX
4 15 (4.60%) VMware ESXi
5 13 (3.99%) Docker
6 10 (3.07%) vSphere
7 9 (2.76%) Hyper-V
8 6 (1.84%) vCloud
9 4 (1.23%) Firmware
10 2 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.61%) XenApp
11 1 (0.31%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 1 (0.31%) KVM
11 1 (0.31%) LXC
11 1 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.31%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 50 (15.34%) Ansible
2 15 (4.60%) Netcool
3 10 (3.07%) Puppet
4 8 (2.45%) vCenter Server
5 7 (2.15%) Cisco Prime
5 7 (2.15%) Kubernetes
5 7 (2.15%) Terraform
5 7 (2.15%) WSUS
6 6 (1.84%) FortiGate
6 6 (1.84%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 5 (1.53%) Cisco CUCM
7 5 (1.53%) SCCM
7 5 (1.53%) vRealize
7 5 (1.53%) vRealize Orchestrator
8 4 (1.23%) Avamar
8 4 (1.23%) Grafana
8 4 (1.23%) Nessus
8 4 (1.23%) PowerCLI
9 3 (0.92%) AirWatch
9 3 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 254 (77.91%) Cisco
2 90 (27.61%) VMware
3 70 (21.47%) Microsoft
4 54 (16.56%) Juniper
5 34 (10.43%) CheckPoint
6 32 (9.82%) Palo Alto
7 29 (8.90%) F5
8 20 (6.13%) Meraki
9 19 (5.83%) EMC
10 17 (5.21%) HP
10 17 (5.21%) SolarWinds
11 15 (4.60%) Citrix
11 15 (4.60%) NetApp
12 14 (4.29%) Dell
13 13 (3.99%) Brocade
13 13 (3.99%) Fortinet
14 12 (3.68%) Aruba
15 8 (2.45%) Red Hat
16 6 (1.84%) Google
16 6 (1.84%) Splunk