Period
to 13 November 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 13 November 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
13 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 271 340 355
Rank change year-on-year +69 +15 -115
Contract jobs citing CCNA 792 792 714
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.94% 0.76% 0.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.63% 4.09% 3.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 510 471 462
UK median daily rate £350 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +15.38% -1.52%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £175
90th Percentile £549 £526 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £313
% change year-on-year - +12.00% -3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 53 47
UK median hourly rate £40.50 £26.50 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.83% +0.95% -4.55%
10th Percentile £16.25 £15.24 £13.20
90th Percentile £52.25 £46.95 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £22.75 £26.25
% change year-on-year +78.02% -13.33% +2.94%

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 17,099 19,366 19,246
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.24% 18.67% 18.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,474 11,448 11,774
UK median daily rate £464 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.11% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £261 £250 £224
90th Percentile £644 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 853 950 920
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -4.76% +0.96%
10th Percentile £14.94 £12.75 £12.00
90th Percentile £58.30 £51.03 £49.78
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year +34.62% -7.14% +3.70%

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 13 November 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 13 November 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 13 November 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 +51 684 £353 -9.03% 277
UK excluding London +62 591 £350 - 228
South East +102 205 £375 -4.46% 85
London +30 181 £375 -11.76% 66
North of England +3 104 £325 -6.47% 51
North West +19 72 £350 -6.04% 26
Midlands +12 67 £350 +11.11% 35
East of England +54 63 £300 -17.24% 21
South West -18 59 £375 +7.14% 20
Scotland +34 44 £275 - 9
East Midlands +25 36 £313 +7.76% 15
Wales +39 34 £375 +25.00% 8
West Midlands +3 31 £400 +23.08% 20
Yorkshire -19 18 £265 -23.19% 18
North East +16 14 £325 +44.44% 7
Northern Ireland +10 14 £300 -7.69%

For the 6 months to 13 November 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.

1 792 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 619 (78.16%) Cisco
3 388 (48.99%) Firewall
4 369 (46.59%) CCNP
5 264 (33.33%) LAN
6 259 (32.70%) WAN
7 192 (24.24%) Windows
8 163 (20.58%) VMware
9 158 (19.95%) TCP/IP
10 152 (19.19%) Data Centre
11 151 (19.07%) Wireless
12 150 (18.94%) ITIL
13 144 (18.18%) Security Cleared
14 138 (17.42%) Microsoft
15 136 (17.17%) Network Security
16 133 (16.79%) Cisco ASA
17 130 (16.41%) VPN
18 127 (16.04%) Palo Alto
19 122 (15.40%) Telecoms
20 121 (15.28%) CheckPoint
21 111 (14.02%) Juniper
22 110 (13.89%) MPLS
23 107 (13.51%) F5
24 106 (13.38%) Microsoft Certification
25 104 (13.13%) OSPF
25 104 (13.13%) SC Cleared
26 102 (12.88%) DNS
27 97 (12.25%) BGP
27 97 (12.25%) VMware Infrastructure
28 94 (11.87%) Active Directory

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 44 (5.56%) MS Exchange
2 29 (3.66%) SharePoint
3 26 (3.28%) Skype for Business
4 24 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
5 19 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2013
6 10 (1.26%) IIS
7 5 (0.63%) Apache
7 5 (0.63%) Confluence
8 3 (0.38%) nginx
9 2 (0.25%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.13%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.13%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.13%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.13%) WebLogic
Applications
1 38 (4.80%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (2.53%) MS Visio
3 16 (2.02%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (1.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.13%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 51 (6.44%) Office 365
2 49 (6.19%) AWS
2 49 (6.19%) Azure
3 11 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
3 11 (1.39%) PaaS
4 9 (1.14%) SaaS
5 8 (1.01%) IaaS
6 6 (0.76%) GCP
7 5 (0.63%) GitHub
8 4 (0.51%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.25%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 2 (0.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.13%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.13%) Azure Stack
10 1 (0.13%) G Suite
10 1 (0.13%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.13%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.13%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 388 (48.99%) Firewall
2 264 (33.33%) LAN
3 259 (32.70%) WAN
4 158 (19.95%) TCP/IP
5 151 (19.07%) Wireless
6 136 (17.17%) Network Security
7 133 (16.79%) Cisco ASA
8 130 (16.41%) VPN
9 110 (13.89%) MPLS
10 104 (13.13%) OSPF
11 102 (12.88%) DNS
12 97 (12.25%) BGP
13 85 (10.73%) VoIP
14 76 (9.60%) Cisco Nexus
15 73 (9.22%) DHCP
16 65 (8.21%) WLAN
17 59 (7.45%) VLAN
18 57 (7.20%) Wi-Fi
19 56 (7.07%) Ethernet
20 51 (6.44%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (3.28%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.38%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.25%) GIS
3 2 (0.25%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.13%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.13%) Big Data
4 1 (0.13%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (0.13%) MySQL
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 13 (1.64%) Git (software)
2 12 (1.52%) Rational DOORS
3 10 (1.26%) Jenkins
4 9 (1.14%) Bitbucket
4 9 (1.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 8 (1.01%) GitLab
5 8 (1.01%) JIRA
5 8 (1.01%) Sonatype Nexus
6 5 (0.63%) Hudson
7 4 (0.51%) Travis CI
8 3 (0.38%) Artifactory
9 2 (0.25%) Ant
9 2 (0.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.25%) MSI
10 1 (0.13%) git-flow
10 1 (0.13%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.13%) TestRail
10 1 (0.13%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.13%) Zephyr
General
1 122 (15.40%) Telecoms
2 68 (8.59%) Finance
3 65 (8.21%) Public Sector
4 17 (2.15%) Legal
5 15 (1.89%) Law
6 14 (1.77%) Banking
7 13 (1.64%) Manufacturing
8 11 (1.39%) Marketing
9 10 (1.26%) Electronics
9 10 (1.26%) Retail
10 8 (1.01%) Local Government
11 7 (0.88%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.76%) Japanese Language
12 6 (0.76%) Publishing
13 5 (0.63%) Back Office
13 5 (0.63%) French Language
13 5 (0.63%) Front Office
13 5 (0.63%) Investment Banking
14 4 (0.51%) German Language
15 3 (0.38%) Military
Job Titles
1 405 (51.14%) Network Engineer
2 89 (11.24%) Cisco Engineer
3 75 (9.47%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 71 (8.96%) Analyst
5 60 (7.58%) Architect
6 52 (6.57%) Support Engineer
7 42 (5.30%) Network Support
8 39 (4.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 37 (4.67%) Security Engineer
10 34 (4.29%) Network Architect
10 34 (4.29%) Network Security Engineer
11 33 (4.17%) Senior Network Engineer
12 26 (3.28%) Network Support Engineer
13 24 (3.03%) Firewall Engineer
14 22 (2.78%) Support Analyst
15 21 (2.65%) Network Analyst
16 20 (2.53%) Infrastructure Support
17 19 (2.40%) Consultant
18 18 (2.27%) Infrastructure Analyst
19 17 (2.15%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (3.16%) 802.1X
2 7 (0.88%) .NET
3 6 (0.76%) REST
3 6 (0.76%) Web Services
4 4 (0.51%) Elastic Stack
4 4 (0.51%) JSON
4 4 (0.51%) LDAP
5 3 (0.38%) XML
6 2 (0.25%) Django
6 2 (0.25%) Middleware
6 2 (0.25%) SAP Basis
7 1 (0.13%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.13%) Node.js
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.13%) SAML
7 1 (0.13%) SOAP
7 1 (0.13%) Spring
7 1 (0.13%) VML
7 1 (0.13%) XSLT
7 1 (0.13%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 152 (19.19%) Data Centre
2 37 (4.67%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (4.67%) Management Information System
3 32 (4.04%) Self-Motivation
4 22 (2.78%) Private Cloud
5 20 (2.53%) Fibre Optics
6 17 (2.15%) NHS
7 15 (1.89%) Public Cloud
8 12 (1.52%) Clustering
8 12 (1.52%) Cyber Defence
8 12 (1.52%) Video Conferencing
9 11 (1.39%) CMDB
9 11 (1.39%) Driving Licence
10 10 (1.26%) Smart Meter
11 9 (1.14%) VxBlock/Vblock
12 7 (0.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 6 (0.76%) Hedge funds
14 5 (0.63%) Smartphone
15 4 (0.51%) PKI
15 4 (0.51%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 192 (24.24%) Windows
2 89 (11.24%) Windows Server
3 77 (9.72%) Linux
4 54 (6.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 48 (6.06%) Unix
6 40 (5.05%) Windows Server 2008
7 33 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
8 32 (4.04%) Windows 10
9 19 (2.40%) Windows 8
10 17 (2.15%) Windows XP
11 14 (1.77%) Windows 7
12 9 (1.14%) SUSE
13 8 (1.01%) Android
13 8 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 5 (0.63%) CentOS
15 4 (0.51%) Check Point GAiA
15 4 (0.51%) Solaris
15 4 (0.51%) Windows Vista
16 3 (0.38%) FreeBSD
16 3 (0.38%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (18.94%) ITIL
2 86 (10.86%) Migration
3 70 (8.84%) Change Management
4 69 (8.71%) Network Design
5 67 (8.46%) Problem-Solving
6 63 (7.95%) Network Management
7 58 (7.32%) Service Delivery
8 57 (7.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 52 (6.57%) Project Delivery
10 51 (6.44%) Load Balancing
11 50 (6.31%) Incident Management
12 48 (6.06%) Network Monitoring
13 39 (4.92%) Disaster Recovery
14 36 (4.55%) Project Management
14 36 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
15 34 (4.29%) Information Security
16 33 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
16 33 (4.17%) PRINCE2
17 30 (3.79%) Cybersecurity
18 27 (3.41%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 46 (5.81%) SQL
2 44 (5.56%) Python
3 38 (4.80%) PowerShell
4 20 (2.53%) C
5 19 (2.40%) Perl
6 17 (2.15%) Java
7 14 (1.77%) Bash Shell
8 3 (0.38%) C++
8 3 (0.38%) Ruby
9 2 (0.25%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.25%) VBScript
10 1 (0.13%) Erlang
10 1 (0.13%) PHP
10 1 (0.13%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.13%) Prolog
10 1 (0.13%) Tcl
10 1 (0.13%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.13%) XPath
Qualifications
1 792 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 369 (46.59%) CCNP
3 144 (18.18%) Security Cleared
4 106 (13.38%) Microsoft Certification
5 104 (13.13%) SC Cleared
6 89 (11.24%) CCIE
7 65 (8.21%) Degree
7 65 (8.21%) MCSE
8 49 (6.19%) MCSA
9 37 (4.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 35 (4.42%) CCDP
10 35 (4.42%) DV Cleared
11 29 (3.66%) CCDA
12 24 (3.03%) CISSP
13 22 (2.78%) TOGAF Certification
14 20 (2.53%) JNCIA
14 20 (2.53%) MCP
15 17 (2.15%) Computer Science Degree
16 15 (1.89%) CCENT
16 15 (1.89%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (6.69%) SLA
2 16 (2.02%) QA
3 10 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.88%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.76%) PMO
6 3 (0.38%) GDPR
7 2 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.25%) NIST
8 1 (0.13%) COBIT
8 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.13%) HL7
8 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.13%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.13%) RMADS
System Software
1 97 (12.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 94 (11.87%) Active Directory
3 42 (5.30%) Hyper-V
4 21 (2.65%) VMware NSX
5 17 (2.15%) VMware ESXi
6 16 (2.02%) XenApp
7 15 (1.89%) vSphere
8 11 (1.39%) Virtual Servers
9 10 (1.26%) XenDesktop
10 8 (1.01%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 8 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
11 5 (0.63%) Docker
11 5 (0.63%) Firmware
11 5 (0.63%) ISA Server
12 3 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.25%) vCloud
14 1 (0.13%) Forefront TMG
14 1 (0.13%) LXC
14 1 (0.13%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 41 (5.18%) Cisco Prime
2 32 (4.04%) SCCM
3 29 (3.66%) FortiGate
4 26 (3.28%) Ansible
5 20 (2.53%) SCOM
6 18 (2.27%) Cisco CUCM
7 14 (1.77%) WSUS
8 11 (1.39%) Puppet
9 10 (1.26%) Avamar
10 9 (1.14%) PowerCLI
11 7 (0.88%) Nagios
11 7 (0.88%) vCenter Server
12 6 (0.76%) SolarWinds Orion
13 5 (0.63%) Backup Exec
13 5 (0.63%) Cisco UCCX
13 5 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
13 5 (0.63%) QRadar
14 4 (0.51%) Kubernetes
14 4 (0.51%) Microsoft Clustering
14 4 (0.51%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 619 (78.16%) Cisco
2 163 (20.58%) VMware
3 138 (17.42%) Microsoft
4 127 (16.04%) Palo Alto
5 121 (15.28%) CheckPoint
6 111 (14.02%) Juniper
7 107 (13.51%) F5
8 55 (6.94%) Fortinet
9 50 (6.31%) Citrix
10 44 (5.56%) SolarWinds
11 42 (5.30%) HP
11 42 (5.30%) Meraki
12 39 (4.92%) McAfee
13 38 (4.80%) EMC
14 30 (3.79%) Dell
15 29 (3.66%) Aruba
16 26 (3.28%) Oracle
17 21 (2.65%) Red Hat
18 20 (2.53%) Remedy
18 20 (2.53%) Riverbed