Period
to 21 July 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 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 340 323 238
Rank change year-on-year -17 -85 -3
Contract jobs citing CCNA 784 759 1,194
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.75% 0.79% 1.08%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.00% 4.01% 5.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 464 497 688
UK median daily rate £361 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.97% - +3.17%
10th Percentile £200 £163 £190
90th Percentile £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year +3.17% -3.08% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 50 83
UK median hourly rate £28.00 £32.25 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.18% +24.04% +20.79%
10th Percentile £12.20 £12.75 £12.90
90th Percentile £46.75 £57.50 £45.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £32.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -9.38% +28.00% +21.95%

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 19,579 18,913 23,669
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.79% 19.71% 21.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,618 11,617 14,812
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +5.46% +0.75%
10th Percentile £240 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £590 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.13% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 965 961 833
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £29.92 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.44% +6.86% +24.44%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £50.25 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £31.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year -17.46% +12.50% +24.44%

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 July 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 July 2018.

Contractor 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 21 July 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 -25 701 £375 +10.29% 232
UK excluding London -27 485 £325 +3.17% 181
London +28 286 £425 +21.43% 68
North of England +8 114 £325 - 42
South East -100 105 £350 - 37
Midlands +7 85 £325 - 39
South West +5 67 £320 +18.96% 19
West Midlands -2 65 £331 -11.67% 28
Yorkshire +1 54 £413 -2.94% 18
North West -3 51 £300 -4.76% 20
East of England +9 47 £369 +18.95% 27
Wales -21 34 £325 +80.56% 8
Scotland -35 23 £235 +6.82% 9
East Midlands -3 20 £303 +19.21% 11
North East -3 9 £185 -22.02% 4
Isle of Man - 6 £425 -
Northern Ireland - 4 - -

For the 6 months to 21 July 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.

1 784 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 594 (75.77%) Cisco
3 373 (47.58%) CCNP
4 299 (38.14%) Firewall
5 272 (34.69%) WAN
6 252 (32.14%) LAN
7 222 (28.32%) ITIL
8 195 (24.87%) Windows
9 181 (23.09%) Security Cleared
10 147 (18.75%) SC Cleared
11 136 (17.35%) Microsoft
12 135 (17.22%) VMware
13 127 (16.20%) Data Centre
14 110 (14.03%) Wireless
15 109 (13.90%) Windows Server
16 107 (13.65%) MPLS
17 105 (13.39%) Juniper
17 105 (13.39%) VoIP
18 104 (13.27%) Microsoft Certification
18 104 (13.27%) Active Directory
19 102 (13.01%) TCP/IP
20 97 (12.37%) CheckPoint
21 96 (12.24%) OSPF
21 96 (12.24%) VMware Infrastructure
22 95 (12.12%) Cisco ASA
22 95 (12.12%) Network Security
22 95 (12.12%) Finance
23 91 (11.61%) DNS
24 87 (11.10%) BGP
25 84 (10.71%) VPN

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 37 (4.72%) MS Exchange
2 30 (3.83%) Skype for Business
3 22 (2.81%) IIS
4 18 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2010
5 14 (1.79%) SharePoint
6 12 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (1.15%) Confluence
8 4 (0.51%) Apache
9 3 (0.38%) Cloud Foundry
9 3 (0.38%) CMS
10 2 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.26%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.13%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.13%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.13%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 34 (4.34%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (1.40%) MS Visio
3 9 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (0.26%) RMDS
2 1 (0.13%) CA PPM
2 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.13%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 41 (5.23%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (4.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (3.06%) Office 365
4 6 (0.77%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 6 (0.77%) AWS CloudTrail
4 6 (0.77%) GitHub
4 6 (0.77%) npm
5 4 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.51%) G Suite
6 3 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (0.38%) PaaS
7 2 (0.26%) IaaS
7 2 (0.26%) OpenDNS
7 2 (0.26%) SaaS
8 1 (0.13%) Akamai
8 1 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.13%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.13%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.13%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.13%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 299 (38.14%) Firewall
2 272 (34.69%) WAN
3 252 (32.14%) LAN
4 110 (14.03%) Wireless
5 107 (13.65%) MPLS
6 105 (13.39%) VoIP
7 102 (13.01%) TCP/IP
8 96 (12.24%) OSPF
9 95 (12.12%) Cisco ASA
9 95 (12.12%) Network Security
10 91 (11.61%) DNS
11 87 (11.10%) BGP
12 84 (10.71%) VPN
13 64 (8.16%) Internet
14 62 (7.91%) VLAN
14 62 (7.91%) Wi-Fi
15 54 (6.89%) Cisco Nexus
15 54 (6.89%) DHCP
16 44 (5.61%) Ethernet
17 42 (5.36%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (2.42%) SQL Server
2 4 (0.51%) MySQL
2 4 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.26%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.26%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.13%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (0.13%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.13%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 17 (2.17%) JIRA
2 14 (1.79%) Jenkins
3 7 (0.89%) Git (software)
4 6 (0.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (0.64%) Rational DOORS
5 5 (0.64%) SonarQube
5 5 (0.64%) TeamCity
5 5 (0.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 4 (0.51%) Selenium
7 2 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.13%) CruiseControl
8 1 (0.13%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.13%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 95 (12.12%) Finance
2 80 (10.20%) Telecoms
3 25 (3.19%) Banking
4 15 (1.91%) Retail
5 9 (1.15%) Investment Banking
6 8 (1.02%) Marketing
7 7 (0.89%) Manufacturing
7 7 (0.89%) Publishing
8 6 (0.77%) Automotive
8 6 (0.77%) Law
8 6 (0.77%) Legal
9 5 (0.64%) Back Office
9 5 (0.64%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.51%) Advertising
10 4 (0.51%) Local Government
11 3 (0.38%) Electronics
11 3 (0.38%) Games
11 3 (0.38%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.26%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 328 (41.84%) Network Engineer
2 96 (12.24%) Cisco Engineer
3 67 (8.55%) Analyst
4 62 (7.91%) Architect
5 55 (7.02%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 48 (6.12%) Support Engineer
7 36 (4.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 36 (4.59%) Security Engineer
8 33 (4.21%) Network Analyst
9 32 (4.08%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 29 (3.70%) Senior Network Engineer
11 28 (3.57%) Network Support
12 25 (3.19%) Network Architect
13 23 (2.93%) Network Security Engineer
14 21 (2.68%) Security Architect
15 19 (2.42%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
15 19 (2.42%) Solutions Architect
16 18 (2.30%) Firewall Engineer
17 17 (2.17%) Technical Leader
17 17 (2.17%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (2.68%) 802.1X
2 13 (1.66%) SailPoint
3 12 (1.53%) REST
4 8 (1.02%) LDAP
4 8 (1.02%) Middleware
5 6 (0.77%) Node.js
5 6 (0.77%) OAuth
5 6 (0.77%) OAuth2
5 6 (0.77%) RESTful
5 6 (0.77%) SAML
5 6 (0.77%) Web Services
5 6 (0.77%) XMPP
6 3 (0.38%) LAMP
7 2 (0.26%) .NET
7 2 (0.26%) Spine.js
7 2 (0.26%) VXML
8 1 (0.13%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.13%) WAP
8 1 (0.13%) WCF
8 1 (0.13%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 127 (16.20%) Data Centre
2 54 (6.89%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (4.34%) Computer Science
4 31 (3.95%) Self-Motivation
5 27 (3.44%) Video Conferencing
6 22 (2.81%) Management Information System
7 21 (2.68%) Driving Licence
8 16 (2.04%) PKI
9 14 (1.79%) Private Cloud
10 12 (1.53%) NHS
11 7 (0.89%) Clustering
11 7 (0.89%) Video\Live Streaming
12 6 (0.77%) Cyber Defence
12 6 (0.77%) Fat Client
12 6 (0.77%) Fintech
12 6 (0.77%) Handset
12 6 (0.77%) Mobile App
12 6 (0.77%) Replication
12 6 (0.77%) Thin Client
12 6 (0.77%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 195 (24.87%) Windows
2 109 (13.90%) Windows Server
3 51 (6.51%) Unix
4 49 (6.25%) Linux
5 46 (5.87%) Windows Server 2008
6 30 (3.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 29 (3.70%) Windows 7
8 21 (2.68%) Windows 10
9 10 (1.28%) Mac OS
10 8 (1.02%) CentOS
10 8 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (0.64%) Check Point GAiA
12 5 (0.64%) Windows 8
12 5 (0.64%) Windows XP
13 4 (0.51%) Android
14 3 (0.38%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.38%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.26%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.26%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 222 (28.32%) ITIL
2 76 (9.69%) Migration
3 64 (8.16%) Network Design
4 61 (7.78%) Network Monitoring
5 54 (6.89%) Project Management
6 53 (6.76%) Problem-Solving
7 43 (5.48%) PRINCE2
8 42 (5.36%) Information Security
9 38 (4.85%) Agile Software Development
9 38 (4.85%) Service Delivery
10 37 (4.72%) Cybersecurity
10 37 (4.72%) Incident Management
11 36 (4.59%) Load Balancing
12 35 (4.46%) Network Management
13 29 (3.70%) Change Management
13 29 (3.70%) Service Management
14 27 (3.44%) Data Protection
15 26 (3.32%) DevOps
16 25 (3.19%) ITIL V3
17 23 (2.93%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 40 (5.10%) PowerShell
2 33 (4.21%) Python
3 28 (3.57%) SQL
4 16 (2.04%) C
5 14 (1.79%) Perl
6 11 (1.40%) Java
7 7 (0.89%) Bash Shell
7 7 (0.89%) VB
8 6 (0.77%) Apex Code
8 6 (0.77%) PyPy
9 5 (0.64%) Ruby
10 3 (0.38%) Go
11 2 (0.26%) C++
11 2 (0.26%) PHP
11 2 (0.26%) Tcl
11 2 (0.26%) VBA
12 1 (0.13%) AWK
12 1 (0.13%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.13%) Lisp
12 1 (0.13%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 784 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 373 (47.58%) CCNP
3 181 (23.09%) Security Cleared
4 147 (18.75%) SC Cleared
5 104 (13.27%) Microsoft Certification
6 72 (9.18%) Degree
7 71 (9.06%) CCIE
8 65 (8.29%) MCSE
9 51 (6.51%) CISSP
10 47 (5.99%) DV Cleared
10 47 (5.99%) ITIL Certification
11 39 (4.97%) CCSA
12 38 (4.85%) MCSA
13 37 (4.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 28 (3.57%) CISM
15 25 (3.19%) MCP
16 23 (2.93%) CCSE
16 23 (2.93%) JNCIA
17 22 (2.81%) CCENT
18 21 (2.68%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (6.12%) SLA
2 24 (3.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 23 (2.93%) GDPR
4 12 (1.53%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 11 (1.40%) HIPAA
6 10 (1.28%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.38%) Government Security Classifications
8 2 (0.26%) FIPS 140-2
8 2 (0.26%) PSD2
9 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.13%) GPG13
9 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.13%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.13%) QA
9 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 104 (13.27%) Active Directory
2 96 (12.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (3.57%) Hyper-V
4 15 (1.91%) vSphere
5 14 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (1.53%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (0.64%) Firmware
7 5 (0.64%) VirtualBox
7 5 (0.64%) VMware NSX
8 4 (0.51%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.38%) Forefront TMG
9 3 (0.38%) ISA Server
9 3 (0.38%) UAG
10 2 (0.26%) ProxySG
11 1 (0.13%) Docker
11 1 (0.13%) NFS
11 1 (0.13%) Snort
11 1 (0.13%) Squid
11 1 (0.13%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 25 (3.19%) Cisco CUCM
2 24 (3.06%) FortiGate
3 23 (2.93%) SCCM
4 15 (1.91%) AirWatch
5 12 (1.53%) vCenter Server
6 11 (1.40%) Cisco UCCX
7 10 (1.28%) Cisco Prime
8 8 (1.02%) SCOM
8 8 (1.02%) SolarWinds Orion
9 7 (0.89%) WSUS
10 6 (0.77%) Ansible
10 6 (0.77%) Cacti
10 6 (0.77%) Tivoli Identity Manager
11 5 (0.64%) Cisco UCCE
11 5 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
12 4 (0.51%) Cisco CME
12 4 (0.51%) HP Data Protector
12 4 (0.51%) Puppet
13 3 (0.38%) OpenView
13 3 (0.38%) vMotion
Vendors
1 594 (75.77%) Cisco
2 136 (17.35%) Microsoft
3 135 (17.22%) VMware
4 105 (13.39%) Juniper
5 97 (12.37%) CheckPoint
6 63 (8.04%) F5
7 50 (6.38%) HP
8 42 (5.36%) Palo Alto
8 42 (5.36%) SolarWinds
9 39 (4.97%) Oracle
10 37 (4.72%) Splunk
11 34 (4.34%) Meraki
12 25 (3.19%) CyberArk
12 25 (3.19%) Fortinet
12 25 (3.19%) Mitel
13 24 (3.06%) Aruba
13 24 (3.06%) McAfee
13 24 (3.06%) Remedy
14 19 (2.42%) Avaya
15 17 (2.17%) Polycom