Period
to 2 April 2020

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 2 April 2020 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
2 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 298 326 361
Rank change year-on-year +28 +35 -99
Contract jobs citing CCNA 501 786 720
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.81% 0.82% 0.71%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.68% 4.19% 3.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 505 471
Median daily rate £383 £363 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.52% +13.28% -1.54%
10th Percentile £200 £213 £192
90th Percentile £550 £538 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £300
% change year-on-year +4.17% +20.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 68 34
Median hourly rate £23.70 £27.50 £23.29
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.82% +18.09% -8.68%
10th Percentile £15.25 £14.61 £11.48
90th Percentile £45.75 £47.09 £43.59
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £25.29 £25.00
% change year-on-year -22.89% +1.16% -4.31%

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 13,598 18,778 19,535
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.99% 19.48% 19.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,221 11,321 11,850
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £254 £263 £231
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 657 854 866
Median hourly rate £35.00 £32.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% +34.74% -13.64%
10th Percentile £15.50 £12.50 £12.47
90th Percentile £57.00 £52.51 £50.25
Median hourly rate £34.00 £29.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +17.24% +16.00% -9.91%

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 2 April 2020.

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 2 April 2020.

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 2 April 2020. 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 +18 426 £375 +2.04% 192
UK excluding London -1 366 £375 +4.17% 157
London +84 124 £400 - 44
South East +19 102 £350 -12.50% 35
Midlands +50 71 £425 +54.55% 27
North of England +48 65 £325 -7.14% 50
West Midlands +73 58 £488 +95.00% 18
North West +22 38 £400 +23.08% 22
South West -12 34 £425 +9.68% 24
Wales +46 30 £400 - 6
East of England +13 29 £340 - 12
Scotland +6 29 £425 +41.67% 3
Yorkshire +40 21 £255 -30.85% 19
Work from Home +5 16 £353 - 9
East Midlands -6 12 £313 +12.61% 9
Northern Ireland +5 7 £320 -24.71%
North East +7 6 £300 -7.69% 9

For the 6 months to 2 April 2020, 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.

1 501 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 371 (74.05%) Cisco
3 251 (50.10%) CCNP
4 205 (40.92%) Firewall
5 201 (40.12%) LAN
6 192 (38.32%) WAN
7 136 (27.15%) Security Cleared
8 124 (24.75%) Windows
9 105 (20.96%) VPN
10 99 (19.76%) TCP/IP
10 99 (19.76%) OSPF
11 98 (19.56%) BGP
11 98 (19.56%) Juniper
12 94 (18.76%) Wireless
12 94 (18.76%) SC Cleared
13 92 (18.36%) Telecoms
14 91 (18.16%) VMware
14 91 (18.16%) Microsoft
15 79 (15.77%) MPLS
16 78 (15.57%) ITIL
16 78 (15.57%) Network Security
17 77 (15.37%) Data Centre
18 75 (14.97%) CheckPoint
19 74 (14.77%) Linux
20 72 (14.37%) DNS
21 67 (13.37%) VoIP
22 62 (12.38%) DHCP
22 62 (12.38%) Microsoft Certification
22 62 (12.38%) VMware Infrastructure
22 62 (12.38%) Windows Server

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 22 (4.39%) MS Exchange
2 16 (3.19%) SharePoint
3 13 (2.59%) Skype for Business
4 9 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (1.00%) IIS
7 4 (0.80%) Confluence
8 2 (0.40%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.40%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.20%) Apache
9 1 (0.20%) CMS
9 1 (0.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.20%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.20%) WebLogic
Applications
1 29 (5.79%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.40%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.00%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.20%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 57 (11.38%) Azure
2 39 (7.78%) AWS
3 32 (6.39%) Office 365
4 18 (3.59%) Cloud Computing
5 16 (3.19%) GCP
6 10 (2.00%) IaaS
7 5 (1.00%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (0.80%) PaaS
9 3 (0.60%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 3 (0.60%) SaaS
10 2 (0.40%) GitHub
10 2 (0.40%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.20%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.20%) Asana
11 1 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.20%) G Suite
11 1 (0.20%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 205 (40.92%) Firewall
2 201 (40.12%) LAN
3 192 (38.32%) WAN
4 105 (20.96%) VPN
5 99 (19.76%) OSPF
5 99 (19.76%) TCP/IP
6 98 (19.56%) BGP
7 94 (18.76%) Wireless
8 79 (15.77%) MPLS
9 78 (15.57%) Network Security
10 72 (14.37%) DNS
11 67 (13.37%) VoIP
12 62 (12.38%) DHCP
13 61 (12.18%) Cisco Nexus
14 56 (11.18%) Cisco ASA
14 56 (11.18%) EIGRP
15 44 (8.78%) Ethernet
15 44 (8.78%) WLAN
16 41 (8.18%) Cisco ISE
17 36 (7.19%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (2.59%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.80%) MySQL
3 8 (1.60%) MongoDB
4 7 (1.40%) Big Data
5 5 (1.00%) Aerospike
5 5 (1.00%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (1.00%) Redis
6 4 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.60%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.20%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.20%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 15 (2.99%) Sonatype Nexus
2 14 (2.79%) Rational DOORS
3 13 (2.59%) Jenkins
4 9 (1.80%) JIRA
5 5 (1.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 3 (0.60%) Bitbucket
6 3 (0.60%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.60%) Robot Framework
6 3 (0.60%) TestRail
7 2 (0.40%) git-flow
8 1 (0.20%) Fiddler
8 1 (0.20%) GitLab
8 1 (0.20%) Postman
8 1 (0.20%) SoapUI
General
1 92 (18.36%) Telecoms
2 34 (6.79%) Finance
3 31 (6.19%) Public Sector
4 22 (4.39%) Banking
5 16 (3.19%) Front Office
6 15 (2.99%) Investment Banking
7 14 (2.79%) Legal
8 5 (1.00%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.00%) Publishing
9 4 (0.80%) Retail
10 3 (0.60%) Back Office
10 3 (0.60%) Law
11 2 (0.40%) Electronics
11 2 (0.40%) French Language
11 2 (0.40%) Marketing
12 1 (0.20%) Games
12 1 (0.20%) Mandarin Language
12 1 (0.20%) Norwegian Language
12 1 (0.20%) Police
12 1 (0.20%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 263 (52.50%) Network Engineer
2 49 (9.78%) Cisco Engineer
3 41 (8.18%) Architect
4 40 (7.98%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 31 (6.19%) Support Engineer
6 26 (5.19%) Analyst
6 26 (5.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 21 (4.19%) Network Architect
8 18 (3.59%) Network Security Engineer
8 18 (3.59%) Security Engineer
9 17 (3.39%) Senior Network Engineer
10 16 (3.19%) Consultant
11 15 (2.99%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 15 (2.99%) IP Network Engineer
11 15 (2.99%) Juniper Engineer
12 14 (2.79%) Network Support
13 13 (2.59%) Data Network Engineer
14 12 (2.40%) Test Engineer
15 11 (2.20%) Field Engineer
15 11 (2.20%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (4.19%) 802.1X
2 13 (2.59%) .NET
3 9 (1.80%) REST
4 6 (1.20%) SOAP
5 5 (1.00%) AngularJS
5 5 (1.00%) Kafka
5 5 (1.00%) Node.js
5 5 (1.00%) WebSockets
6 4 (0.80%) Web Services
7 3 (0.60%) HTML
7 3 (0.60%) HTML5
8 2 (0.40%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.40%) GraphQL
8 2 (0.40%) LDAP
8 2 (0.40%) React
8 2 (0.40%) Spring
8 2 (0.40%) Spring MVC
8 2 (0.40%) Vue.js
8 2 (0.40%) XMPP
9 1 (0.20%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 77 (15.37%) Data Centre
2 22 (4.39%) Self-Motivation
3 20 (3.99%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (3.39%) Management Information System
5 16 (3.19%) Cyber Defence
6 9 (1.80%) CMDB
6 9 (1.80%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 9 (1.80%) Enterprise Storage
7 8 (1.60%) Driving Licence
7 8 (1.60%) Fibre Optics
7 8 (1.60%) Video Conferencing
8 5 (1.00%) NHS
8 5 (1.00%) PKI
8 5 (1.00%) Private Cloud
9 3 (0.60%) Cyberthreat
9 3 (0.60%) Handset
9 3 (0.60%) Public Cloud
9 3 (0.60%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 2 (0.40%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (0.40%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 124 (24.75%) Windows
2 74 (14.77%) Linux
3 62 (12.38%) Windows Server
4 24 (4.79%) Unix
5 21 (4.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (3.79%) Windows 10
7 17 (3.39%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (2.99%) CentOS
9 14 (2.79%) Windows Server 2016
10 13 (2.59%) Windows 7
11 8 (1.60%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (1.20%) Android
13 6 (1.20%) CatOS
14 5 (1.00%) Apple iOS
15 4 (0.80%) Fedora
16 3 (0.60%) SUSE
16 3 (0.60%) Windows 8
17 2 (0.40%) Windows 2000 Server
17 2 (0.40%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (15.57%) ITIL
2 58 (11.58%) Change Management
3 45 (8.98%) Migration
3 45 (8.98%) Network Design
3 45 (8.98%) Service Delivery
4 43 (8.58%) Project Delivery
5 42 (8.38%) Network Management
6 41 (8.18%) Problem-Solving
7 33 (6.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 32 (6.39%) Service Management
9 31 (6.19%) Agile Software Development
10 28 (5.59%) Validation
11 26 (5.19%) Incident Management
12 25 (4.99%) Load Balancing
12 25 (4.99%) Project Management
13 24 (4.79%) Test Automation
14 22 (4.39%) Configuration Management
14 22 (4.39%) SIEM
15 21 (4.19%) Cybersecurity
15 21 (4.19%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 48 (9.58%) Python
2 32 (6.39%) SQL
3 24 (4.79%) PowerShell
4 19 (3.79%) Perl
5 15 (2.99%) C
6 11 (2.20%) C++
7 10 (2.00%) Bash Shell
8 9 (1.80%) Java
9 6 (1.20%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.60%) PHP
11 1 (0.20%) Go
11 1 (0.20%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.20%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 501 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 251 (50.10%) CCNP
3 136 (27.15%) Security Cleared
4 94 (18.76%) SC Cleared
5 62 (12.38%) Microsoft Certification
6 52 (10.38%) MCSE
7 50 (9.98%) CCIE
8 43 (8.58%) CCDA
9 42 (8.38%) Degree
10 38 (7.58%) DV Cleared
11 26 (5.19%) CCIE Routing and Switching
12 25 (4.99%) CCDP
13 23 (4.59%) BPSS Clearance
14 22 (4.39%) MCSA
14 22 (4.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 20 (3.99%) BC Cleared
16 17 (3.39%) ISTQB
16 17 (3.39%) Network+ Certification
17 16 (3.19%) JNCIA
18 13 (2.59%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (5.59%) SLA
2 12 (2.40%) QA
3 10 (2.00%) NIST
4 9 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (1.20%) PMO
6 3 (0.60%) GDPR
6 3 (0.60%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.60%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.40%) COBIT
8 1 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.20%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 62 (12.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 59 (11.78%) Active Directory
3 26 (5.19%) VMware NSX
4 23 (4.59%) vSphere
5 20 (3.99%) VMware ESXi
6 18 (3.59%) Hyper-V
7 10 (2.00%) Virtual Servers
8 8 (1.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 8 (1.60%) XenApp
9 5 (1.00%) Docker
10 4 (0.80%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.60%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 3 (0.60%) Firmware
11 3 (0.60%) ProxySG
12 2 (0.40%) Forefront TMG
12 2 (0.40%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.40%) NFS
12 2 (0.40%) Samba
12 2 (0.40%) VirtualBox
12 2 (0.40%) Xen
Systems Management
1 27 (5.39%) Cisco Prime
1 27 (5.39%) Puppet
2 25 (4.99%) FortiGate
3 23 (4.59%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (3.59%) Ansible
4 18 (3.59%) Nagios
5 17 (3.39%) vCenter Server
6 16 (3.19%) Statseeker
6 16 (3.19%) ZABBIX
7 14 (2.79%) Cacti
7 14 (2.79%) NetMRI
7 14 (2.79%) SCCM
8 8 (1.60%) vRealize Orchestrator
9 7 (1.40%) Terraform
10 6 (1.20%) Cisco CUCM
10 6 (1.20%) OpenView
11 5 (1.00%) Cisco UCCX
11 5 (1.00%) PowerCLI
11 5 (1.00%) vRealize
12 4 (0.80%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 371 (74.05%) Cisco
2 98 (19.56%) Juniper
3 91 (18.16%) Microsoft
3 91 (18.16%) VMware
4 75 (14.97%) CheckPoint
5 61 (12.18%) Palo Alto
6 42 (8.38%) F5
7 37 (7.39%) SolarWinds
8 32 (6.39%) Fortinet
8 32 (6.39%) Oracle
9 27 (5.39%) EMC
10 25 (4.99%) Dell
11 24 (4.79%) HP
12 22 (4.39%) Meraki
12 22 (4.39%) Remedy
13 21 (4.19%) Citrix
14 17 (3.39%) Google
15 14 (2.79%) NetScout
15 14 (2.79%) Solarflare
16 10 (2.00%) Splunk