Period
to 24 July 2017

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 24 July 2017 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
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 307 238 238
Rank change year-on-year -69 0 +95
Contract jobs citing CCNA 744 1195 1146
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.78% 1.09% 1.01%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.02% 5.07% 5.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 490 691 700
UK median daily rate £325 £325 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.17% +5.00%
10th Percentile £165 £190 £185
90th Percentile £500 £525 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £325 £315
% change year-on-year -3.08% +3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 83 82
UK median hourly rate £32.00 £26.00 £21.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.08% +20.79% -1.03%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.90 £8.83
90th Percentile £57.50 £45.20 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.69 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +18.76% +21.95% +9.33%

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 18524 23591 22136
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.48% 21.44% 19.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 11364 14772 12871
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £225
90th Percentile £588 £588 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 947 827 1090
UK median hourly rate £29.92 £28.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.86% +24.44% +12.50%
10th Percentile £12.04 £12.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £50.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £28.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% +24.44% +9.76%

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 24 July 2017.

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 24 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for CCNA in the UK

CCNA
Top 15 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 24 July 2017. 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 -61 659 £340 +0.82% 134
UK excluding London -50 522 £315 -3.08% 96
South East -26 202 £350 - 24
London -82 198 £350 - 43
North of England -6 88 £325 +8.33% 34
Midlands -4 68 £325 - 21
South West -30 64 £269 -20.30% 3
Wales +25 45 £180 -44.62% 1
North West -8 42 £315 +21.15% 22
West Midlands 0 40 £375 +13.64% 17
Yorkshire -6 37 £425 +21.43% 10
East of England -54 35 £310 +10.71% 9
East Midlands -3 28 £220 -16.19% 4
Scotland -28 21 £220 -20.00% 4
North East +43 8 £237 +5.56% 2

For the 6 months to 24 July 2017, IT contractor jobs citing CCNA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for CCNA.

1 744 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 564 (75.81%) Cisco
3 343 (46.10%) CCNP
4 330 (44.35%) Firewall
5 225 (30.24%) WAN
6 215 (28.90%) LAN
7 172 (23.12%) ITIL
8 164 (22.04%) Wireless
9 158 (21.24%) Windows
10 146 (19.62%) Security Cleared
11 142 (19.09%) VMware
12 131 (17.61%) Microsoft
13 120 (16.13%) VPN
14 112 (15.05%) Data Centre
15 111 (14.92%) CheckPoint
16 104 (13.98%) Active Directory
17 101 (13.58%) SC Cleared
18 99 (13.31%) Cisco ASA
18 99 (13.31%) TCP/IP
19 97 (13.04%) Juniper
20 96 (12.90%) Microsoft Certification
21 94 (12.63%) Cisco Nexus
22 93 (12.50%) BGP
23 92 (12.37%) OSPF
23 92 (12.37%) Windows Server
24 90 (12.10%) DNS
25 87 (11.69%) Network Security
26 83 (11.16%) VMware Infrastructure
27 77 (10.35%) VLAN
27 77 (10.35%) VoIP

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 63 (8.47%) MS Exchange
2 20 (2.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (2.02%) Skype for Business
4 13 (1.75%) IIS
5 10 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (1.08%) SharePoint
7 6 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (0.67%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.40%) Apache
10 2 (0.27%) CMS
10 2 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.27%) JBoss
10 2 (0.27%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.13%) Confluence
11 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.13%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 22 (2.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (2.82%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (2.42%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.13%) CA PPM
3 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 38 (5.11%) Office 365
2 28 (3.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (2.96%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.67%) IaaS
5 2 (0.27%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.27%) Mimecast
5 2 (0.27%) SaaS
5 2 (0.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.13%) AWS CloudTrail
6 1 (0.13%) CloudFront
6 1 (0.13%) G Suite
6 1 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 330 (44.35%) Firewall
2 225 (30.24%) WAN
3 215 (28.90%) LAN
4 164 (22.04%) Wireless
5 120 (16.13%) VPN
6 99 (13.31%) Cisco ASA
6 99 (13.31%) TCP/IP
7 94 (12.63%) Cisco Nexus
8 93 (12.50%) BGP
9 92 (12.37%) OSPF
10 90 (12.10%) DNS
11 87 (11.69%) Network Security
12 77 (10.35%) VLAN
12 77 (10.35%) VoIP
13 74 (9.95%) DHCP
14 73 (9.81%) MPLS
15 47 (6.32%) SAN
16 46 (6.18%) Internet
17 44 (5.91%) EIGRP
17 44 (5.91%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (4.17%) SQL Server
2 13 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (1.34%) SQL Server 2005
4 9 (1.21%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (0.94%) Big Data
6 6 (0.81%) Hadoop
6 6 (0.81%) SQL Server 2016
7 5 (0.67%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.40%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (0.40%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.40%) MySQL
8 3 (0.40%) NoSQL
8 3 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.27%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.27%) MS Access
9 2 (0.27%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.27%) Redis
10 1 (0.13%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.13%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.13%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 4 (0.54%) Sonatype Nexus
1 4 (0.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.27%) CruiseControl
2 2 (0.27%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.27%) TeamCity
2 2 (0.27%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (0.13%) JIRA
3 1 (0.13%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.13%) StarTeam
3 1 (0.13%) Subversion
General
1 59 (7.93%) Finance
2 58 (7.80%) Telecoms
3 29 (3.90%) Banking
4 12 (1.61%) Manufacturing
5 10 (1.34%) Retail
6 9 (1.21%) Investment Banking
7 7 (0.94%) Electronics
8 6 (0.81%) Back Office
8 6 (0.81%) Marketing
9 5 (0.67%) Automotive
10 4 (0.54%) Local Government
11 3 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.27%) Billing
12 2 (0.27%) French Language
12 2 (0.27%) Law
13 1 (0.13%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.13%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.13%) Games
13 1 (0.13%) Legal
13 1 (0.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 306 (41.13%) Network Engineer
2 106 (14.25%) Cisco Engineer
3 89 (11.96%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 73 (9.81%) Support Engineer
5 64 (8.60%) Analyst
6 38 (5.11%) Consultant
7 36 (4.84%) Network Support
8 35 (4.70%) Technical Support
9 34 (4.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 33 (4.44%) Architect
10 33 (4.44%) Security Engineer
11 32 (4.30%) 2nd Line Support
12 31 (4.17%) Network Analyst
13 30 (4.03%) Senior Network Engineer
14 27 (3.63%) Technical Engineer
15 26 (3.49%) Network Support Engineer
16 25 (3.36%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 24 (3.23%) NOC Engineer
18 23 (3.09%) Firewall Engineer
19 22 (2.96%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (3.23%) 802.1X
2 8 (1.08%) Web Services
3 6 (0.81%) .NET
3 6 (0.81%) WAP
3 6 (0.81%) XMPP
4 5 (0.67%) Middleware
4 5 (0.67%) XML
5 3 (0.40%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (0.27%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.27%) CSS
6 2 (0.27%) JAAS
6 2 (0.27%) Java EE
6 2 (0.27%) JMS
6 2 (0.27%) JMX
6 2 (0.27%) JNDI
6 2 (0.27%) LAMP
6 2 (0.27%) LAPP Stack
6 2 (0.27%) WCF
6 2 (0.27%) WF
6 2 (0.27%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 112 (15.05%) Data Centre
2 43 (5.78%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (4.57%) Management Information System
4 32 (4.30%) Video Conferencing
5 21 (2.82%) Clustering
6 20 (2.69%) NHS
7 19 (2.55%) Driving Licence
8 9 (1.21%) Computer Science
8 9 (1.21%) EMC VNX
9 7 (0.94%) BBC
9 7 (0.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 7 (0.94%) Greenfield Project
9 7 (0.94%) PKI
9 7 (0.94%) Replication
10 5 (0.67%) CMDB
10 5 (0.67%) Virtual Team
11 4 (0.54%) Blackberry
11 4 (0.54%) iPad
11 4 (0.54%) Linux Command Line
12 3 (0.40%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 158 (21.24%) Windows
2 92 (12.37%) Windows Server
3 70 (9.41%) Linux
4 40 (5.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 36 (4.84%) Windows 7
5 36 (4.84%) Windows Server 2012
6 28 (3.76%) Unix
7 23 (3.09%) Windows 10
8 16 (2.15%) Windows Server 2003
9 14 (1.88%) CentOS
10 13 (1.75%) Windows 8
11 12 (1.61%) SUSE
12 10 (1.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 8 (1.08%) Solaris
13 8 (1.08%) Windows XP
14 7 (0.94%) Windows Vista
15 6 (0.81%) Mac OS X
16 5 (0.67%) AIX
16 5 (0.67%) Mac OS
17 3 (0.40%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (23.12%) ITIL
2 77 (10.35%) Migration
3 70 (9.41%) Network Design
4 44 (5.91%) Load Balancing
5 43 (5.78%) Network Management
6 34 (4.57%) Change Management
7 33 (4.44%) Disaster Recovery
8 31 (4.17%) ITIL V3
8 31 (4.17%) Service Management
9 29 (3.90%) Information Security
10 26 (3.49%) Service Delivery
11 25 (3.36%) Network Monitoring
11 25 (3.36%) Project Management
12 22 (2.96%) DevOps
12 22 (2.96%) Kalman Filter
13 21 (2.82%) PRINCE2
14 17 (2.28%) High Availability
14 17 (2.28%) Incident Management
15 16 (2.15%) Programme Management
15 16 (2.15%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 33 (4.44%) SQL
2 29 (3.90%) PowerShell
3 19 (2.55%) Python
4 14 (1.88%) Perl
5 11 (1.48%) C
6 10 (1.34%) Bash Shell
7 8 (1.08%) Java
8 6 (0.81%) Ruby
9 3 (0.40%) C#
9 3 (0.40%) C++
9 3 (0.40%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.27%) VBScript
11 1 (0.13%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.13%) PHP
Qualifications
1 744 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 343 (46.10%) CCNP
3 146 (19.62%) Security Cleared
4 101 (13.58%) SC Cleared
5 96 (12.90%) Microsoft Certification
6 65 (8.74%) MCSE
7 60 (8.06%) CCIE
8 50 (6.72%) JNCIA
9 46 (6.18%) Degree
10 41 (5.51%) DV Cleared
11 34 (4.57%) CISSP
12 32 (4.30%) CCDP
12 32 (4.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 29 (3.90%) JNCIS
14 28 (3.76%) CCDA
14 28 (3.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 22 (2.96%) CCENT
16 19 (2.55%) CCSA
16 19 (2.55%) MCSA
17 18 (2.42%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (5.51%) SLA
2 13 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (1.61%) QA
4 7 (0.94%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 4 (0.54%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 3 (0.40%) PMO
8 2 (0.27%) COBIT
8 2 (0.27%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.27%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 104 (13.98%) Active Directory
2 83 (11.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (4.03%) Hyper-V
4 23 (3.09%) vSphere
5 17 (2.28%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (1.48%) Firmware
6 11 (1.48%) XenApp
7 6 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (0.81%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (0.54%) ProxySG
8 4 (0.54%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.40%) BitLocker
9 3 (0.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (0.40%) Terminal Server
10 2 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.27%) NFS
11 1 (0.13%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 46 (6.18%) Cisco CUCM
2 25 (3.36%) Cisco UCCX
3 24 (3.23%) HP Data Protector
4 21 (2.82%) SCCM
4 21 (2.82%) Tivoli
4 21 (2.82%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 17 (2.28%) Cisco Prime
6 16 (2.15%) SCOM
7 14 (1.88%) Opscode Chef
7 14 (1.88%) Puppet
8 12 (1.61%) Nagios
9 11 (1.48%) Cisco UCCE
10 9 (1.21%) FortiGate
10 9 (1.21%) vCenter Server
11 7 (0.94%) Ansible
11 7 (0.94%) Microsoft Clustering
12 5 (0.67%) WMI
12 5 (0.67%) WSUS
13 4 (0.54%) NetBackup
13 4 (0.54%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 564 (75.81%) Cisco
2 142 (19.09%) VMware
3 131 (17.61%) Microsoft
4 111 (14.92%) CheckPoint
5 97 (13.04%) Juniper
6 75 (10.08%) HP
7 67 (9.01%) F5
8 49 (6.59%) Citrix
9 43 (5.78%) SolarWinds
10 36 (4.84%) Palo Alto
11 32 (4.30%) Fortinet
11 32 (4.30%) Riverbed
12 31 (4.17%) Red Hat
13 27 (3.63%) Dell
14 22 (2.96%) EMC
15 15 (2.02%) Aruba
15 15 (2.02%) NetApp
16 12 (1.61%) Blue Coat
16 12 (1.61%) Splunk
17 11 (1.48%) Avaya
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