Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 353 346 235
Rank change year-on-year -7 -111 +23
Contract jobs citing CCNA 772 734 1,156
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.73% 0.71% 1.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.84% 3.77% 5.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 458 470 716
UK median daily rate £375 £323 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.23% -2.23% +1.54%
10th Percentile £202 £170 £200
90th Percentile £525 £488 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £310 £325
% change year-on-year +16.94% -4.62% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 46 77
UK median hourly rate £26.50 £25.69 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.15% -6.58% +22.22%
10th Percentile £15.34 £12.75 £15.40
90th Percentile £47.00 £57.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.91 £25.69 £26.75
% change year-on-year -3.04% -3.96% +18.89%

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 20,125 19,479 21,211
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.10% 18.86% 20.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,945 11,980 13,272
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £256 £220 £240
90th Percentile £625 £606 £594
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 970 887 851
UK median hourly rate £26.10 £25.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.36% -1.92% +4.00%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.93 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £26.87 £27.00
% change year-on-year -1.36% -0.50% +5.88%

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 11 December 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 11 December 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 11 December 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 -11 680 £388 +19.23% 325
UK excluding London -29 526 £363 +16.94% 268
London +46 227 £425 +19.72% 75
South East -35 136 £393 +12.14% 69
North of England +22 123 £350 +1.45% 55
Midlands -18 92 £315 +20.00% 43
South West -26 72 £400 +60.00% 49
North West -5 63 £350 -9.09% 27
West Midlands -19 51 £325 +23.81% 29
Yorkshire +9 49 £345 +32.69% 22
East Midlands -2 41 £295 +7.27% 14
Scotland -12 37 £294 -9.62% 7
East of England -11 33 £363 +38.10% 34
Wales -25 22 £375 +36.36% 8
North East +1 11 £300 -4.00% 6
Northern Ireland +40 10 £375 - 3
Isle of Man - 4 £425 -

For the 6 months to 11 December 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.

1 772 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 627 (81.22%) Cisco
3 390 (50.52%) CCNP
4 330 (42.75%) Firewall
5 263 (34.07%) WAN
6 258 (33.42%) LAN
7 200 (25.91%) Windows
8 179 (23.19%) Security Cleared
9 169 (21.89%) ITIL
10 166 (21.50%) Microsoft
11 164 (21.24%) Wireless
12 151 (19.56%) Data Centre
13 146 (18.91%) CheckPoint
14 141 (18.26%) Microsoft Certification
15 140 (18.13%) SC Cleared
16 139 (18.01%) VMware
17 134 (17.36%) VPN
18 133 (17.23%) Juniper
19 132 (17.10%) Windows Server
20 125 (16.19%) Network Security
21 124 (16.06%) OSPF
22 120 (15.54%) TCP/IP
23 119 (15.41%) BGP
23 119 (15.41%) Cisco ASA
24 109 (14.12%) MPLS
25 104 (13.47%) MCSE
25 104 (13.47%) F5
26 103 (13.34%) Cisco Nexus
27 100 (12.95%) Active Directory
28 93 (12.05%) 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 26 (3.37%) Skype for Business
2 21 (2.72%) MS Exchange
3 16 (2.07%) Confluence
4 15 (1.94%) SharePoint
5 9 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (0.91%) IIS
7 4 (0.52%) IBM Domino
8 3 (0.39%) Apache Pig
8 3 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.26%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.26%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.13%) Apache
10 1 (0.13%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.13%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 37 (4.79%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.30%) MS Visio
3 8 (1.04%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.13%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 64 (8.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 59 (7.64%) Office 365
3 38 (4.92%) Amazon AWS
4 23 (2.98%) IaaS
5 15 (1.94%) PaaS
6 6 (0.78%) SaaS
7 4 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.26%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.26%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.13%) Akamai
9 1 (0.13%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.13%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 330 (42.75%) Firewall
2 263 (34.07%) WAN
3 258 (33.42%) LAN
4 164 (21.24%) Wireless
5 134 (17.36%) VPN
6 125 (16.19%) Network Security
7 124 (16.06%) OSPF
8 120 (15.54%) TCP/IP
9 119 (15.41%) BGP
9 119 (15.41%) Cisco ASA
10 109 (14.12%) MPLS
11 103 (13.34%) Cisco Nexus
12 93 (12.05%) VoIP
13 84 (10.88%) DNS
14 68 (8.81%) VLAN
15 62 (8.03%) DHCP
16 58 (7.51%) Internet
17 50 (6.48%) IPsec
18 49 (6.35%) Cisco IOS
19 44 (5.70%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (2.98%) SQL Server
2 5 (0.65%) MySQL
3 4 (0.52%) Big Data
3 4 (0.52%) MongoDB
3 4 (0.52%) Oracle Discoverer
3 4 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (0.39%) Apache Hive
4 3 (0.39%) Hadoop
4 3 (0.39%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 3 (0.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.26%) GIS
5 2 (0.26%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.26%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.13%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.13%) DB2
6 1 (0.13%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.13%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 22 (2.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 21 (2.72%) JIRA
3 10 (1.30%) Jenkins
4 8 (1.04%) Git (software)
5 7 (0.91%) Selenium
6 4 (0.52%) Sonatype Nexus
6 4 (0.52%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.39%) Bitbucket
7 3 (0.39%) CodeSonar
7 3 (0.39%) git-flow
7 3 (0.39%) Hudson
7 3 (0.39%) Robot Framework
7 3 (0.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (0.26%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 64 (8.29%) Finance
2 60 (7.77%) Telecoms
3 27 (3.50%) Banking
4 18 (2.33%) Retail
5 12 (1.55%) Automotive
6 11 (1.42%) Manufacturing
7 7 (0.91%) Law
8 6 (0.78%) Advertising
8 6 (0.78%) Legal
9 5 (0.65%) Publishing
10 4 (0.52%) Electronics
10 4 (0.52%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.39%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.39%) Back Office
11 3 (0.39%) Front Office
11 3 (0.39%) Marketing
12 1 (0.13%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.13%) German Language
12 1 (0.13%) Military
12 1 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 392 (50.78%) Network Engineer
2 103 (13.34%) Cisco Engineer
3 80 (10.36%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 57 (7.38%) Analyst
5 45 (5.83%) Security Engineer
5 45 (5.83%) Senior Network Engineer
6 43 (5.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 40 (5.18%) Network Security Engineer
7 40 (5.18%) Support Engineer
8 37 (4.79%) Architect
9 33 (4.27%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 30 (3.89%) Consultant
11 28 (3.63%) Network Support
12 21 (2.72%) Network Support Engineer
13 20 (2.59%) Network Consultant
14 17 (2.20%) 2nd Line Support
14 17 (2.20%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 16 (2.07%) LAN Engineer
15 16 (2.07%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
15 16 (2.07%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (2.33%) 802.1X
2 16 (2.07%) REST
3 7 (0.91%) XMPP
4 6 (0.78%) SailPoint
4 6 (0.78%) Web Services
5 5 (0.65%) CSS
6 4 (0.52%) Middleware
7 3 (0.39%) .NET
7 3 (0.39%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.39%) ASP.NET
7 3 (0.39%) Django
7 3 (0.39%) Java EE
7 3 (0.39%) LAMP
7 3 (0.39%) Node.js
7 3 (0.39%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (0.39%) SAML
7 3 (0.39%) SOAP
7 3 (0.39%) Spine.js
7 3 (0.39%) Spring MVC
7 3 (0.39%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 151 (19.56%) Data Centre
2 57 (7.38%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (4.02%) Self-Motivation
4 22 (2.85%) Video Conferencing
5 12 (1.55%) Management Information System
6 11 (1.42%) Driving Licence
6 11 (1.42%) Private Cloud
7 10 (1.30%) CMDB
8 7 (0.91%) BBC
8 7 (0.91%) NHS
8 7 (0.91%) Public Cloud
8 7 (0.91%) Smartphone
9 6 (0.78%) Fat Client
9 6 (0.78%) Thin Client
10 5 (0.65%) CCTV
10 5 (0.65%) Replication
10 5 (0.65%) Virtual Team
11 4 (0.52%) CESG
11 4 (0.52%) FMCG
11 4 (0.52%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 200 (25.91%) Windows
2 132 (17.10%) Windows Server
3 68 (8.81%) Linux
4 40 (5.18%) Unix
5 32 (4.15%) Windows Server 2008
6 25 (3.24%) Windows Server 2012
7 21 (2.72%) Windows 7
8 16 (2.07%) Windows 10
9 10 (1.30%) CentOS
10 7 (0.91%) Android
10 7 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (0.78%) Solaris
11 6 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (0.65%) Apple iOS
13 4 (0.52%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.39%) CatOS
14 3 (0.39%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.39%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.39%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (0.39%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (21.89%) ITIL
2 66 (8.55%) Problem-Solving
3 62 (8.03%) Migration
4 59 (7.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 54 (6.99%) Load Balancing
5 54 (6.99%) Network Monitoring
6 53 (6.87%) Network Management
7 50 (6.48%) Network Design
8 45 (5.83%) Agile Software Development
9 32 (4.15%) Change Management
9 32 (4.15%) Information Security
10 30 (3.89%) Computer Science
10 30 (3.89%) ITIL V3
10 30 (3.89%) Service Management
11 29 (3.76%) Disaster Recovery
12 26 (3.37%) Change Control
12 26 (3.37%) Incident Management
13 25 (3.24%) Project Management
14 23 (2.98%) Problem Management
14 23 (2.98%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 54 (6.99%) PowerShell
2 37 (4.79%) Python
3 24 (3.11%) SQL
4 22 (2.85%) Perl
5 21 (2.72%) C
6 17 (2.20%) Bash Shell
7 6 (0.78%) Java
8 5 (0.65%) C++
8 5 (0.65%) JavaScript
8 5 (0.65%) PHP
9 3 (0.39%) C#
9 3 (0.39%) Objective-C
9 3 (0.39%) PL/SQL
9 3 (0.39%) Tcl
9 3 (0.39%) VBScript
10 2 (0.26%) Korn
10 2 (0.26%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.26%) VB
11 1 (0.13%) Go
11 1 (0.13%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 772 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 390 (50.52%) CCNP
3 179 (23.19%) Security Cleared
4 141 (18.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 140 (18.13%) SC Cleared
6 104 (13.47%) MCSE
7 67 (8.68%) Degree
8 64 (8.29%) CCIE
9 52 (6.74%) MCSA
10 43 (5.57%) DV Cleared
10 43 (5.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 30 (3.89%) CCSA
11 30 (3.89%) CISSP
12 29 (3.76%) ITIL Certification
13 27 (3.50%) CCSE
13 27 (3.50%) MCP
14 22 (2.85%) CCDP
14 22 (2.85%) JNCIA
15 19 (2.46%) MCITP
16 17 (2.20%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (4.27%) SLA
2 21 (2.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (1.68%) GDPR
4 12 (1.55%) QA
5 7 (0.91%) HIPAA
5 7 (0.91%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 7 (0.91%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.78%) Government Security Classifications
7 3 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.39%) PMO
8 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.13%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.13%) PSD2
System Software
1 100 (12.95%) Active Directory
2 88 (11.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (3.37%) VMware ESXi
4 21 (2.72%) Hyper-V
4 21 (2.72%) vSphere
5 16 (2.07%) VMware NSX
6 10 (1.30%) Firmware
6 10 (1.30%) XenDesktop
7 9 (1.17%) XenApp
8 8 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (0.52%) Forefront TMG
11 3 (0.39%) Docker
11 3 (0.39%) UAG
12 2 (0.26%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.26%) KVM
12 2 (0.26%) ProxySG
12 2 (0.26%) VirtualBox
13 1 (0.13%) Squid
13 1 (0.13%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 42 (5.44%) SCCM
2 31 (4.02%) vCenter Server
3 26 (3.37%) Cisco CUCM
4 14 (1.81%) PowerCLI
5 13 (1.68%) Cisco Prime
6 12 (1.55%) Puppet
7 11 (1.42%) FortiGate
8 10 (1.30%) SolarWinds Orion
9 9 (1.17%) Cisco UCCX
9 9 (1.17%) Nagios
10 8 (1.04%) Ansible
10 8 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
11 6 (0.78%) Cisco UCCE
12 4 (0.52%) NetBackup
12 4 (0.52%) Stealthwatch
13 3 (0.39%) CA Single Sign-On
13 3 (0.39%) OpenView
13 3 (0.39%) Prometheus
13 3 (0.39%) Single Sign-On
13 3 (0.39%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 627 (81.22%) Cisco
2 166 (21.50%) Microsoft
3 146 (18.91%) CheckPoint
4 139 (18.01%) VMware
5 133 (17.23%) Juniper
6 104 (13.47%) F5
7 72 (9.33%) Palo Alto
8 45 (5.83%) SolarWinds
9 43 (5.57%) Oracle
10 42 (5.44%) Aruba
10 42 (5.44%) HP
11 37 (4.79%) Meraki
12 33 (4.27%) Fortinet
13 31 (4.02%) Avaya
14 27 (3.50%) Citrix
15 21 (2.72%) Remedy
16 20 (2.59%) Blue Coat
17 19 (2.46%) Dell
17 19 (2.46%) Riverbed
18 17 (2.20%) McAfee