Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 333 329 239
Rank change year-on-year -4 -90 0
Contract jobs citing CCNA 787 733 1,185
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.77% 0.76% 1.09%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.12% 3.91% 5.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 468 473 697
UK median daily rate £368 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.27% - +3.17%
10th Percentile £205 £170 £190
90th Percentile £550 £500 £524
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +3.85% - +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 52 82
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £32.25 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.48% +22.86% +17.98%
10th Percentile £12.20 £12.76 £15.39
90th Percentile £46.85 £56.75 £46.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £32.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year -10.08% +29.00% +19.05%

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 19,104 18,740 23,055
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.69% 19.43% 21.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,315 11,359 14,388
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £249 £250 £243
90th Percentile £625 £600 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £414 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 926 949 813
UK median hourly rate £22.66 £29.75 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.83% +8.18% +22.22%
10th Percentile £12.63 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.19 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £31.25 £28.00
% change year-on-year -26.40% +11.61% +16.67%

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 19 August 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 19 August 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 19 August 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 -5 704 £375 +7.14% 263
UK excluding London -35 482 £338 +3.85% 206
London +55 291 £415 +12.93% 71
North of England +9 121 £370 +4.96% 56
South East -81 107 £350 -6.67% 43
Midlands -16 75 £315 +7.23% 44
South West +1 72 £320 +45.45% 19
Yorkshire +18 59 £425 - 20
West Midlands -21 56 £325 - 27
North West -1 52 £361 +10.97% 25
East of England +3 41 £375 +18.11% 30
Wales -17 32 £323 +79.24% 5
Scotland -46 22 £270 +20.00% 9
East Midlands -9 19 £315 +22.93% 16
North East -5 10 £185 -25.85% 11
Isle of Man - 6 £425 -
Northern Ireland - 6 £325 -

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 787 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 598 (75.98%) Cisco
3 364 (46.25%) CCNP
4 290 (36.85%) Firewall
5 265 (33.67%) WAN
6 251 (31.89%) LAN
7 204 (25.92%) ITIL
8 188 (23.89%) Security Cleared
9 187 (23.76%) Windows
10 156 (19.82%) SC Cleared
11 138 (17.53%) Data Centre
12 136 (17.28%) Microsoft
13 135 (17.15%) VMware
14 118 (14.99%) Juniper
15 112 (14.23%) TCP/IP
15 112 (14.23%) MPLS
16 111 (14.10%) Wireless
17 109 (13.85%) Windows Server
18 107 (13.60%) OSPF
19 105 (13.34%) Cisco ASA
20 103 (13.09%) VoIP
21 101 (12.83%) Active Directory
21 101 (12.83%) CheckPoint
22 100 (12.71%) VMware Infrastructure
23 98 (12.45%) Network Security
23 98 (12.45%) BGP
23 98 (12.45%) Microsoft Certification
24 97 (12.33%) Finance
25 91 (11.56%) VPN
26 85 (10.80%) DNS

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 (4.70%) MS Exchange
2 28 (3.56%) Skype for Business
3 19 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 16 (2.03%) IIS
5 14 (1.78%) SharePoint
6 11 (1.40%) Confluence
6 11 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (0.51%) Apache
8 3 (0.38%) Cloud Foundry
8 3 (0.38%) CMS
9 2 (0.25%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.25%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.13%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 39 (4.96%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (1.65%) MS Visio
3 10 (1.27%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (0.25%) RMDS
2 1 (0.13%) CA PPM
2 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.13%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 40 (5.08%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (4.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (2.92%) Office 365
4 8 (1.02%) IaaS
5 6 (0.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 6 (0.76%) AWS CloudTrail
5 6 (0.76%) GitHub
5 6 (0.76%) npm
6 3 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.38%) G Suite
6 3 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (0.38%) PaaS
6 3 (0.38%) SaaS
7 2 (0.25%) Akamai
8 1 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.13%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.13%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.13%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.13%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.13%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 290 (36.85%) Firewall
2 265 (33.67%) WAN
3 251 (31.89%) LAN
4 112 (14.23%) MPLS
4 112 (14.23%) TCP/IP
5 111 (14.10%) Wireless
6 107 (13.60%) OSPF
7 105 (13.34%) Cisco ASA
8 103 (13.09%) VoIP
9 98 (12.45%) BGP
9 98 (12.45%) Network Security
10 91 (11.56%) VPN
11 85 (10.80%) DNS
12 64 (8.13%) Cisco Nexus
13 61 (7.75%) Internet
13 61 (7.75%) Wi-Fi
14 55 (6.99%) VLAN
15 45 (5.72%) DHCP
16 44 (5.59%) Ethernet
17 43 (5.46%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (2.16%) SQL Server
2 5 (0.64%) MySQL
3 3 (0.38%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.25%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.25%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.13%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.13%) DB2
5 1 (0.13%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.13%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 19 (2.41%) Jenkins
1 19 (2.41%) JIRA
2 11 (1.40%) Git (software)
3 9 (1.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 6 (0.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 5 (0.64%) Rational DOORS
5 5 (0.64%) Selenium
5 5 (0.64%) SonarQube
5 5 (0.64%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.13%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 97 (12.33%) Finance
2 84 (10.67%) Telecoms
3 29 (3.68%) Banking
4 18 (2.29%) Retail
5 10 (1.27%) Manufacturing
6 7 (0.89%) Automotive
6 7 (0.89%) Marketing
6 7 (0.89%) Publishing
7 6 (0.76%) Law
8 5 (0.64%) Advertising
8 5 (0.64%) Investment Banking
8 5 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (0.51%) Legal
10 3 (0.38%) Back Office
10 3 (0.38%) Electronics
10 3 (0.38%) Front Office
10 3 (0.38%) Games
10 3 (0.38%) Local Government
11 1 (0.13%) International Banking
11 1 (0.13%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 332 (42.19%) Network Engineer
2 92 (11.69%) Cisco Engineer
3 74 (9.40%) Analyst
4 49 (6.23%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 48 (6.10%) Architect
5 48 (6.10%) Support Engineer
6 46 (5.84%) Security Engineer
7 34 (4.32%) Senior Network Engineer
8 32 (4.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 32 (4.07%) Network Security Engineer
9 31 (3.94%) Network Analyst
9 31 (3.94%) Network Support
10 30 (3.81%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
11 20 (2.54%) Network Architect
11 20 (2.54%) Voice Engineer
12 19 (2.41%) Network Support Engineer
13 18 (2.29%) Deployment Engineer
14 17 (2.16%) Solutions Architect
14 17 (2.16%) Technical Leader
15 15 (1.91%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (2.29%) 802.1X
2 14 (1.78%) REST
3 13 (1.65%) SailPoint
4 9 (1.14%) Middleware
5 8 (1.02%) LDAP
5 8 (1.02%) XMPP
6 6 (0.76%) Node.js
6 6 (0.76%) OAuth
6 6 (0.76%) OAuth2
6 6 (0.76%) RESTful
6 6 (0.76%) SAML
6 6 (0.76%) Web Services
7 3 (0.38%) LAMP
7 3 (0.38%) Spine.js
8 2 (0.25%) CSS
8 2 (0.25%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 138 (17.53%) Data Centre
2 58 (7.37%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (4.57%) Computer Science
4 30 (3.81%) Self-Motivation
5 28 (3.56%) Video Conferencing
6 19 (2.41%) Driving Licence
7 17 (2.16%) Management Information System
8 16 (2.03%) PKI
9 15 (1.91%) Private Cloud
10 13 (1.65%) NHS
11 7 (0.89%) Replication
11 7 (0.89%) Video\Live Streaming
12 6 (0.76%) Clustering
12 6 (0.76%) Fat Client
12 6 (0.76%) Fintech
12 6 (0.76%) Handset
12 6 (0.76%) Mobile App
12 6 (0.76%) Thin Client
12 6 (0.76%) Virtual Team
13 5 (0.64%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 187 (23.76%) Windows
2 109 (13.85%) Windows Server
3 54 (6.86%) Linux
4 53 (6.73%) Unix
5 42 (5.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 26 (3.30%) Windows 7
7 24 (3.05%) Windows Server 2012
8 18 (2.29%) Windows 10
9 10 (1.27%) Mac OS
10 8 (1.02%) CentOS
10 8 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (0.64%) Windows XP
12 4 (0.51%) Android
12 4 (0.51%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.38%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.38%) CatOS
13 3 (0.38%) Check Point GAiA
13 3 (0.38%) HPUX
13 3 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.25%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 204 (25.92%) ITIL
2 76 (9.66%) Migration
3 61 (7.75%) Network Monitoring
4 57 (7.24%) Network Design
5 51 (6.48%) Problem-Solving
6 47 (5.97%) Project Management
7 41 (5.21%) Agile Software Development
8 40 (5.08%) Load Balancing
8 40 (5.08%) PRINCE2
9 39 (4.96%) Information Security
9 39 (4.96%) Network Management
10 36 (4.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 31 (3.94%) Service Delivery
11 31 (3.94%) Service Management
12 30 (3.81%) Change Management
13 29 (3.68%) Incident Management
14 27 (3.43%) Cybersecurity
15 26 (3.30%) DevOps
15 26 (3.30%) ITIL V3
16 25 (3.18%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 36 (4.57%) Python
2 34 (4.32%) PowerShell
3 25 (3.18%) SQL
4 20 (2.54%) C
5 14 (1.78%) Perl
6 11 (1.40%) Java
7 10 (1.27%) Bash Shell
8 7 (0.89%) VB
9 6 (0.76%) Apex Code
9 6 (0.76%) PyPy
10 5 (0.64%) Ruby
11 3 (0.38%) C++
11 3 (0.38%) Go
11 3 (0.38%) Tcl
12 2 (0.25%) PHP
12 2 (0.25%) VBA
13 1 (0.13%) AWK
13 1 (0.13%) Lisp
13 1 (0.13%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 787 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 364 (46.25%) CCNP
3 188 (23.89%) Security Cleared
4 156 (19.82%) SC Cleared
5 98 (12.45%) Microsoft Certification
6 71 (9.02%) Degree
7 61 (7.75%) CCIE
7 61 (7.75%) MCSE
8 50 (6.35%) CISSP
9 45 (5.72%) ITIL Certification
10 40 (5.08%) DV Cleared
11 36 (4.57%) MCSA
12 35 (4.45%) CCSA
13 32 (4.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 31 (3.94%) CISM
15 25 (3.18%) JNCIA
16 24 (3.05%) CCSE
17 23 (2.92%) MCP
18 19 (2.41%) CCENT
19 18 (2.29%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (5.72%) SLA
2 30 (3.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (2.03%) GDPR
4 13 (1.65%) PCI DSS
5 12 (1.52%) HIPAA
5 12 (1.52%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 4 (0.51%) Government Security Classifications
7 2 (0.25%) PSD2
8 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.13%) FIPS 140-2
8 1 (0.13%) GPG13
8 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.13%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.13%) QA
8 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 101 (12.83%) Active Directory
2 100 (12.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (2.92%) Hyper-V
4 19 (2.41%) vSphere
5 15 (1.91%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (1.65%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (0.76%) VMware NSX
8 4 (0.51%) Firmware
8 4 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (0.51%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.25%) ProxySG
9 2 (0.25%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.13%) Docker
10 1 (0.13%) KVM
10 1 (0.13%) NFS
10 1 (0.13%) Snort
10 1 (0.13%) Squid
10 1 (0.13%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 31 (3.94%) Cisco CUCM
2 27 (3.43%) SCCM
3 19 (2.41%) FortiGate
4 18 (2.29%) vCenter Server
5 14 (1.78%) AirWatch
6 13 (1.65%) Cisco UCCX
7 12 (1.52%) Cisco Prime
7 12 (1.52%) SolarWinds Orion
8 10 (1.27%) Ansible
9 9 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
10 8 (1.02%) Puppet
10 8 (1.02%) SCOM
11 7 (0.89%) WSUS
12 6 (0.76%) Tivoli Identity Manager
13 5 (0.64%) Cisco UCCE
14 4 (0.51%) Cisco CME
14 4 (0.51%) HP Data Protector
14 4 (0.51%) OpenView
14 4 (0.51%) PowerCLI
15 3 (0.38%) ArcSight ESM
Vendors
1 598 (75.98%) Cisco
2 136 (17.28%) Microsoft
3 135 (17.15%) VMware
4 118 (14.99%) Juniper
5 101 (12.83%) CheckPoint
6 78 (9.91%) F5
7 50 (6.35%) Palo Alto
8 44 (5.59%) HP
9 42 (5.34%) SolarWinds
10 39 (4.96%) Oracle
11 37 (4.70%) Meraki
12 36 (4.57%) Splunk
13 27 (3.43%) Fortinet
14 26 (3.30%) CyberArk
14 26 (3.30%) Remedy
15 24 (3.05%) Aruba
15 24 (3.05%) McAfee
15 24 (3.05%) Mitel
16 22 (2.80%) Avaya
17 17 (2.16%) Polycom