Period
to 21 May 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 May 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 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 340 278 244
Rank change year-on-year -62 -34 -7
Contract jobs citing CCNA 737 813 1,115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.73% 0.90% 1.06%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.83% 4.44% 4.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 457 526 639
UK median daily rate £325 £325 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.00% +0.81%
10th Percentile £190 £170 £170
90th Percentile £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £305 £325 £300
% change year-on-year -6.15% +8.33% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 49 68
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £25.88 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.71% +3.50% +23.46%
10th Percentile £10.00 £15.75 £11.78
90th Percentile £45.40 £43.90 £45.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.55 £27.38 £25.00
% change year-on-year -24.94% +9.52% +26.58%

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 19,235 18,299 22,732
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.11% 20.31% 21.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,560 11,489 14,123
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £240 £254 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 856 930 861
UK median hourly rate £24.28 £30.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.08% -7.69% +47.73%
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.00 £12.02
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -16.67% -14.29% +55.56%

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 May 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 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for CCNA in the UK

CCNA
Top 16 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 May 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 -72 651 £338 - 268
UK excluding London -57 470 £305 -6.15% 216
London -30 258 £375 +7.14% 72
South East -120 112 £338 -8.60% 50
North of England -34 84 £305 -6.15% 63
Midlands -15 79 £331 +6.43% 42
South West +14 63 £294 +35.06% 24
East of England +29 58 £300 -8.40% 17
West Midlands -17 54 £355 +1.43% 25
North West -30 40 £298 -5.56% 33
Wales -5 38 £300 +66.67% 9
Yorkshire -16 35 £375 -3.23% 26
Scotland -29 35 £231 -7.41% 9
East Midlands -12 25 £315 +5.00% 17
North East +8 9 £185 -29.46% 4
Isle of Man - 1 £425 - 1

For the 6 months to 21 May 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.

1 737 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 547 (74.22%) Cisco
3 335 (45.45%) CCNP
4 295 (40.03%) Firewall
5 249 (33.79%) WAN
6 247 (33.51%) LAN
7 197 (26.73%) ITIL
8 177 (24.02%) Windows
9 148 (20.08%) Security Cleared
10 127 (17.23%) MPLS
11 125 (16.96%) Juniper
11 125 (16.96%) Data Centre
12 122 (16.55%) VMware
13 120 (16.28%) SC Cleared
14 118 (16.01%) Microsoft
15 111 (15.06%) Microsoft Certification
16 104 (14.11%) BGP
17 103 (13.98%) Active Directory
18 102 (13.84%) VPN
19 101 (13.70%) Windows Server
20 98 (13.30%) OSPF
21 97 (13.16%) TCP/IP
21 97 (13.16%) VoIP
22 96 (13.03%) Wireless
23 90 (12.21%) DNS
24 87 (11.80%) CheckPoint
24 87 (11.80%) Cisco ASA
25 84 (11.40%) Network Security
26 82 (11.13%) VMware Infrastructure
27 81 (10.99%) Telecoms

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 41 (5.56%) MS Exchange
2 28 (3.80%) IIS
3 20 (2.71%) Skype for Business
4 19 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2010
5 18 (2.44%) SharePoint
6 14 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (0.95%) Confluence
8 5 (0.68%) Apache
9 3 (0.41%) Cloud Foundry
9 3 (0.41%) CMS
10 2 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.14%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.14%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 39 (5.29%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (1.49%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (0.27%) RMDS
2 1 (0.14%) CA PPM
2 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 37 (5.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (4.75%) Amazon AWS
3 31 (4.21%) Office 365
4 9 (1.22%) G Suite
5 6 (0.81%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 6 (0.81%) AWS CloudTrail
5 6 (0.81%) GitHub
5 6 (0.81%) npm
6 5 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.54%) SaaS
8 3 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.41%) Google Drive
8 3 (0.41%) PaaS
9 2 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.27%) IaaS
9 2 (0.27%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.27%) OpenDNS
10 1 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.14%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.14%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 295 (40.03%) Firewall
2 249 (33.79%) WAN
3 247 (33.51%) LAN
4 127 (17.23%) MPLS
5 104 (14.11%) BGP
6 102 (13.84%) VPN
7 98 (13.30%) OSPF
8 97 (13.16%) TCP/IP
8 97 (13.16%) VoIP
9 96 (13.03%) Wireless
10 90 (12.21%) DNS
11 87 (11.80%) Cisco ASA
12 84 (11.40%) Network Security
13 76 (10.31%) Internet
14 71 (9.63%) VLAN
15 67 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
16 57 (7.73%) DHCP
17 46 (6.24%) Cisco Nexus
18 37 (5.02%) IPsec
19 36 (4.88%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (3.12%) SQL Server
2 6 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (0.54%) MySQL
4 4 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (0.41%) Big Data
5 3 (0.41%) Hadoop
5 3 (0.41%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.14%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 15 (2.04%) JIRA
2 11 (1.49%) Jenkins
3 8 (1.09%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 7 (0.95%) Git (software)
5 5 (0.68%) Rational DOORS
5 5 (0.68%) SonarQube
6 2 (0.27%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.14%) CruiseControl
7 1 (0.14%) Selenium
7 1 (0.14%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.14%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 81 (10.99%) Finance
1 81 (10.99%) Telecoms
2 20 (2.71%) Banking
3 9 (1.22%) Investment Banking
4 8 (1.09%) Back Office
4 8 (1.09%) Marketing
5 7 (0.95%) Financial Institution
6 6 (0.81%) Local Government
7 5 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (0.54%) Advertising
8 4 (0.54%) Automotive
8 4 (0.54%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.54%) Retail
9 3 (0.41%) Games
9 3 (0.41%) Legal
9 3 (0.41%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.27%) Publishing
11 1 (0.14%) Front Office
11 1 (0.14%) German Language
11 1 (0.14%) Law
Job Titles
1 335 (45.45%) Network Engineer
2 75 (10.18%) Architect
3 69 (9.36%) Cisco Engineer
4 53 (7.19%) Analyst
5 50 (6.78%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 50 (6.78%) Support Engineer
6 41 (5.56%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 35 (4.75%) Security Architect
8 32 (4.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 31 (4.21%) Network Analyst
10 29 (3.93%) Security Engineer
11 28 (3.80%) Network Support
12 25 (3.39%) Senior Network Engineer
13 22 (2.99%) Network Architect
14 21 (2.85%) Network Security Engineer
15 19 (2.58%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 18 (2.44%) Firewall Engineer
17 16 (2.17%) Desktop Support
17 16 (2.17%) IT Engineer
18 15 (2.04%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (2.31%) 802.1X
2 6 (0.81%) LDAP
2 6 (0.81%) Node.js
2 6 (0.81%) OAuth
2 6 (0.81%) OAuth2
2 6 (0.81%) RESTful
2 6 (0.81%) SAML
3 5 (0.68%) REST
3 5 (0.68%) XMPP
4 3 (0.41%) LAMP
4 3 (0.41%) Middleware
4 3 (0.41%) SailPoint
5 2 (0.27%) .NET
5 2 (0.27%) VXML
6 1 (0.14%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.14%) WAP
6 1 (0.14%) WCF
6 1 (0.14%) Web Services
6 1 (0.14%) WF
6 1 (0.14%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 125 (16.96%) Data Centre
2 28 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (3.80%) Self-Motivation
3 25 (3.39%) Video Conferencing
4 23 (3.12%) Management Information System
5 22 (2.99%) Computer Science
5 22 (2.99%) Driving Licence
6 15 (2.04%) PKI
7 12 (1.63%) NHS
8 8 (1.09%) Clustering
9 7 (0.95%) Private Cloud
10 6 (0.81%) Cyber Defence
10 6 (0.81%) Cyberthreat
11 5 (0.68%) CMDB
11 5 (0.68%) Fintech
12 4 (0.54%) AS400
12 4 (0.54%) Internet of Things
12 4 (0.54%) Replication
12 4 (0.54%) Smartphone
12 4 (0.54%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 177 (24.02%) Windows
2 101 (13.70%) Windows Server
3 45 (6.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 42 (5.70%) Unix
5 38 (5.16%) Linux
6 32 (4.34%) Windows Server 2012
7 29 (3.93%) Windows 7
8 20 (2.71%) Windows 10
9 15 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (1.22%) Windows 8
11 8 (1.09%) Windows Vista
12 7 (0.95%) Android
13 5 (0.68%) Mac OS
13 5 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (0.68%) Windows XP
14 4 (0.54%) Check Point GAiA
15 3 (0.41%) Apple iOS
15 3 (0.41%) CentOS
15 3 (0.41%) Windows 2000
15 3 (0.41%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 197 (26.73%) ITIL
2 68 (9.23%) Network Design
3 62 (8.41%) Project Management
4 55 (7.46%) Problem-Solving
5 54 (7.33%) Migration
6 41 (5.56%) Network Monitoring
7 38 (5.16%) PRINCE2
8 37 (5.02%) Cybersecurity
8 37 (5.02%) Service Delivery
9 36 (4.88%) Information Security
10 35 (4.75%) Agile Software Development
11 32 (4.34%) Incident Management
11 32 (4.34%) Network Architecture
12 30 (4.07%) Network Management
13 28 (3.80%) Load Balancing
14 27 (3.66%) Change Management
15 26 (3.53%) ITIL V3
16 22 (2.99%) Disaster Recovery
16 22 (2.99%) SIEM
16 22 (2.99%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 45 (6.11%) PowerShell
2 30 (4.07%) Python
3 28 (3.80%) SQL
4 13 (1.76%) Perl
5 11 (1.49%) Java
6 9 (1.22%) VB
7 8 (1.09%) C
8 7 (0.95%) Bash Shell
9 6 (0.81%) Apex Code
9 6 (0.81%) PyPy
10 5 (0.68%) AWK
10 5 (0.68%) Ruby
10 5 (0.68%) sed
11 3 (0.41%) Go
12 2 (0.27%) JavaScript
12 2 (0.27%) PHP
12 2 (0.27%) VBA
13 1 (0.14%) C#
13 1 (0.14%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 737 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 335 (45.45%) CCNP
3 148 (20.08%) Security Cleared
4 120 (16.28%) SC Cleared
5 111 (15.06%) Microsoft Certification
6 77 (10.45%) CCIE
6 77 (10.45%) MCSE
7 71 (9.63%) Degree
8 45 (6.11%) CISSP
9 39 (5.29%) ITIL Certification
10 38 (5.16%) DV Cleared
11 37 (5.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 35 (4.75%) MCSA
13 34 (4.61%) CCSA
14 32 (4.34%) CCDP
14 32 (4.34%) MCP
15 31 (4.21%) JNCIA
16 22 (2.99%) CCSP
17 21 (2.85%) CCENT
18 16 (2.17%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (6.24%) SLA
2 16 (2.17%) GDPR
2 16 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (1.22%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.68%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 4 (0.54%) FIPS 140-2
6 2 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.14%) GPG13
7 1 (0.14%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.14%) NIST 800
7 1 (0.14%) P3O
7 1 (0.14%) QA
System Software
1 103 (13.98%) Active Directory
2 82 (11.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (4.88%) Hyper-V
4 14 (1.90%) vSphere
5 7 (0.95%) Firmware
5 7 (0.95%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.54%) VirtualBox
7 4 (0.54%) VMware NSX
7 4 (0.54%) XenApp
8 3 (0.41%) Forefront TMG
8 3 (0.41%) ISA Server
8 3 (0.41%) UAG
8 3 (0.41%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.41%) XenServer
9 2 (0.27%) KVM
9 2 (0.27%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.14%) Docker
10 1 (0.14%) Snort
10 1 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 28 (3.80%) SCCM
2 26 (3.53%) Cisco CUCM
3 24 (3.26%) FortiGate
4 15 (2.04%) AirWatch
4 15 (2.04%) Cisco UCCX
5 13 (1.76%) SCOM
6 9 (1.22%) WSUS
7 8 (1.09%) Cisco Prime
8 6 (0.81%) Ansible
9 5 (0.68%) Cacti
9 5 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (0.68%) SolarWinds Orion
10 4 (0.54%) Cisco UCCE
10 4 (0.54%) Microsoft Clustering
10 4 (0.54%) Puppet
10 4 (0.54%) QRadar
10 4 (0.54%) vMotion
11 3 (0.41%) Cisco CME
11 3 (0.41%) vCenter Server
11 3 (0.41%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 547 (74.22%) Cisco
2 125 (16.96%) Juniper
3 122 (16.55%) VMware
4 118 (16.01%) Microsoft
5 87 (11.80%) CheckPoint
6 61 (8.28%) HP
7 47 (6.38%) F5
8 39 (5.29%) Fortinet
9 35 (4.75%) Palo Alto
10 31 (4.21%) SolarWinds
11 25 (3.39%) Citrix
12 23 (3.12%) Mitel
13 22 (2.99%) Oracle
14 21 (2.85%) Remedy
15 20 (2.71%) Splunk
16 18 (2.44%) Meraki
17 17 (2.31%) Polycom
18 15 (2.04%) Salesforce.com
19 14 (1.90%) Dell
20 13 (1.76%) McAfee