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 3 months to 30 March 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 260 238 223
Rank change year-on-year -22 -15  
Contract jobs citing CCNA 402 543 555
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.88% 1.00% 1.03%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.26% 4.83% 5.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 305 317
Median daily rate £320 £290 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £305 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +1.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 28 45
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.95% -2.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £9.70 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £41.10 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.38 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +33.56% -2.38%  

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 9431 11239 10753
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.71% 20.76% 20.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 6019 7043 6111
Median daily rate £420 £405 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +2.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £259 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £555 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 454 408 495
Median hourly rate £30.00 £36.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +60.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.30 £57.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £39.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -23.07% +73.33%  

CCNA
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing CCNA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 30 March 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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for CCNA in the UK

CCNA
Top 30 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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -20 358 £325 +8.33% 116
South East -5 119 £333 +2.30% 25
London +6 112 £350 +23.89% 34
Berkshire +15 39 £350 +16.66% 3
South West -14 30 £269 -24.64% 2
Wales +19 26 £180 +30.90% 3
North West +15 26 £315 +26.00% 13
South Wales +28 25 £180 +30.90% 2
Hampshire -25 25 £269 -23.14% 6
Buckinghamshire +15 21 £356 +22.84% 4
Yorkshire +8 21 £381 +38.63% 9
Milton Keynes +17 20 £363 +5.07% 2
Manchester +16 19 £275 +30.95% 9
Reading +10 18 £350 +16.66% 2
City of London +9 18 £110 -66.15% 9
West Midlands +7 16 £371 +2.13% 11
East Midlands -4 16 £300 +30.43% 4
East of England -5 15 £318 +15.45% 11
West Yorkshire +13 13 £394 +31.25% 8
Basingstoke +7 13 £218 -3.11% 1
Wiltshire +7 12 £400 +60.80%
Surrey 0 12 £350 +40.00% 8
Caerphilly - 12 £180 - 1
Birmingham +5 10 £375 +50.00% 5
Cardiff +19 9 £170 +23.63% 1
Bracknell +11 9 £300 -
Northamptonshire +5 9 £300 +31.86%
Oxfordshire -5 9 £245 -10.90%
Kent +13 8 £145 -27.50% 2
North Yorkshire +11 6 £375 +36.36%

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 926 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 740 (79.91%) Cisco
3 497 (53.67%) CCNP
4 407 (43.95%) Firewall
5 330 (35.64%) WAN
6 300 (32.40%) LAN
7 208 (22.46%) ITIL
8 202 (21.81%) Security Cleared
9 190 (20.52%) Wireless
10 170 (18.36%) Windows
11 168 (18.14%) Juniper
12 150 (16.20%) VMware
13 147 (15.87%) VPN
14 145 (15.66%) Microsoft
14 145 (15.66%) Cisco ASA
15 141 (15.23%) SC Cleared
15 141 (15.23%) VoIP
16 131 (14.15%) OSPF
16 131 (14.15%) BGP
17 127 (13.71%) MPLS
18 125 (13.50%) Cisco Nexus
19 124 (13.39%) Data Centre
20 123 (13.28%) TCP/IP
21 122 (13.17%) CheckPoint
22 118 (12.74%) Active Directory
23 113 (12.20%) VLAN
24 111 (11.99%) Windows Server
25 110 (11.88%) CCIE
26 109 (11.77%) Microsoft Certification
27 106 (11.45%) 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 52 (5.62%) MS Exchange
2 24 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (1.94%) Skype for Business
4 15 (1.62%) IIS
5 14 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2013
6 11 (1.19%) SharePoint
7 8 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (0.65%) Apache
9 4 (0.43%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.32%) Confluence
10 3 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.22%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.11%) CloudStack
12 1 (0.11%) GroupWise
12 1 (0.11%) JBoss
12 1 (0.11%) SAS
12 1 (0.11%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.11%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.11%) WebSphere
Applications
1 53 (5.72%) MS Excel
2 20 (2.16%) MS Office
3 19 (2.05%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.11%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.11%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.11%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 37 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 36 (3.89%) Office 365
3 22 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (0.86%) IaaS
5 5 (0.54%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (0.54%) PaaS
5 5 (0.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 4 (0.43%) SaaS
7 3 (0.32%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.22%) AWS CloudTrail
9 1 (0.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.11%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.11%) G Suite
9 1 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 407 (43.95%) Firewall
2 330 (35.64%) WAN
3 300 (32.40%) LAN
4 190 (20.52%) Wireless
5 147 (15.87%) VPN
6 145 (15.66%) Cisco ASA
7 141 (15.23%) VoIP
8 131 (14.15%) BGP
8 131 (14.15%) OSPF
9 127 (13.71%) MPLS
10 125 (13.50%) Cisco Nexus
11 123 (13.28%) TCP/IP
12 113 (12.20%) VLAN
13 106 (11.45%) DNS
14 93 (10.04%) Network Security
15 72 (7.78%) DHCP
16 62 (6.70%) Ethernet
16 62 (6.70%) Internet
17 57 (6.16%) Unified Communications
18 52 (5.62%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (2.59%) SQL Server
2 7 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (0.65%) Amazon RDS
3 6 (0.65%) MySQL
4 5 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (0.43%) Big Data
6 2 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.22%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.22%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.22%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.11%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.11%) DTS
7 1 (0.11%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.11%) MS Access
7 1 (0.11%) QlikView
7 1 (0.11%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 9 (0.97%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 5 (0.54%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (0.54%) StarTeam
3 4 (0.43%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.32%) JIRA
5 2 (0.22%) CruiseControl
5 2 (0.22%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.22%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.22%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.11%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.11%) JMeter
6 1 (0.11%) JUnit
6 1 (0.11%) Subversion
General
1 93 (10.04%) Telecoms
2 67 (7.24%) Finance
3 21 (2.27%) Banking
4 15 (1.62%) Back Office
4 15 (1.62%) Retail
5 12 (1.30%) Manufacturing
6 10 (1.08%) Electronics
7 9 (0.97%) Local Government
8 8 (0.86%) Legal
9 6 (0.65%) Marketing
10 5 (0.54%) Billing
11 4 (0.43%) Advertising
11 4 (0.43%) French Language
12 3 (0.32%) Automotive
12 3 (0.32%) Military
13 2 (0.22%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.11%) Front Office
14 1 (0.11%) German Language
14 1 (0.11%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 414 (44.71%) Network Engineer
2 151 (16.31%) Cisco Engineer
3 114 (12.31%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 83 (8.96%) Analyst
5 68 (7.34%) Support Engineer
6 48 (5.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 45 (4.86%) Network Analyst
7 45 (4.86%) Network Support
8 42 (4.54%) Architect
9 35 (3.78%) NOC Engineer
9 35 (3.78%) Senior Network Engineer
10 34 (3.67%) Consultant
11 30 (3.24%) Design Engineer
12 28 (3.02%) Network Support Engineer
12 28 (3.02%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
13 27 (2.92%) 2nd Line Support
13 27 (2.92%) Security Engineer
14 26 (2.81%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 23 (2.48%) Firewall Engineer
15 23 (2.48%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (3.46%) 802.1X
2 12 (1.30%) XMPP
3 10 (1.08%) CSS
4 9 (0.97%) Middleware
4 9 (0.97%) Web Services
5 4 (0.43%) WAP
6 3 (0.32%) LAMP
6 3 (0.32%) libvirt
6 3 (0.32%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (0.22%) .NET
7 2 (0.22%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.22%) RFC 2547
7 2 (0.22%) WCF
7 2 (0.22%) WF
7 2 (0.22%) XML
8 1 (0.11%) ADO
8 1 (0.11%) CGI
8 1 (0.11%) COM
8 1 (0.11%) JMS
8 1 (0.11%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 124 (13.39%) Data Centre
2 57 (6.16%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (3.13%) Driving Licence
4 26 (2.81%) Management Information System
5 21 (2.27%) Video Conferencing
6 19 (2.05%) Computer Science
6 19 (2.05%) NHS
7 18 (1.94%) IVR
8 17 (1.84%) Clustering
9 11 (1.19%) IPTV
10 10 (1.08%) Linux Command Line
11 9 (0.97%) e-Health
12 8 (0.86%) Over-the-Top Content
12 8 (0.86%) Replication
12 8 (0.86%) STB
12 8 (0.86%) Video on Demand
13 7 (0.76%) Private Cloud
13 7 (0.76%) User Experience
14 6 (0.65%) iPad
14 6 (0.65%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 170 (18.36%) Windows
2 111 (11.99%) Windows Server
3 95 (10.26%) Linux
4 66 (7.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 53 (5.72%) Windows Server 2012
6 42 (4.54%) Unix
7 40 (4.32%) Windows 7
8 26 (2.81%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (1.19%) Android
9 11 (1.19%) Windows 10
10 9 (0.97%) CentOS
10 9 (0.97%) Windows 8
11 7 (0.76%) SUSE
12 6 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.43%) Solaris
13 4 (0.43%) Windows XP
14 3 (0.32%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.22%) Debian
15 2 (0.22%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.22%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 208 (22.46%) ITIL
2 91 (9.83%) Migration
3 89 (9.61%) Network Design
4 62 (6.70%) Load Balancing
5 46 (4.97%) Network Management
6 42 (4.54%) Change Management
7 40 (4.32%) Service Management
8 33 (3.56%) Customer Requirements
9 32 (3.46%) Information Security
9 32 (3.46%) Project Management
10 29 (3.13%) Disaster Recovery
10 29 (3.13%) Network Monitoring
10 29 (3.13%) Service Delivery
11 28 (3.02%) Network Architecture
12 25 (2.70%) High Availability
12 25 (2.70%) Incident Management
13 23 (2.48%) Problem Management
14 20 (2.16%) Change Control
15 19 (2.05%) ITIL V3
16 18 (1.94%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 40 (4.32%) PowerShell
2 37 (4.00%) SQL
3 25 (2.70%) Python
4 16 (1.73%) C
5 12 (1.30%) Perl
6 9 (0.97%) Ruby
7 8 (0.86%) Bash Shell
7 8 (0.86%) Java
8 4 (0.43%) C#
9 3 (0.32%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.22%) C++
10 2 (0.22%) VBScript
11 1 (0.11%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.11%) R
11 1 (0.11%) VB
Qualifications
1 926 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 497 (53.67%) CCNP
3 202 (21.81%) Security Cleared
4 141 (15.23%) SC Cleared
5 110 (11.88%) CCIE
6 109 (11.77%) Microsoft Certification
7 84 (9.07%) MCSE
8 64 (6.91%) JNCIA
9 57 (6.16%) CCDP
10 56 (6.05%) Degree
11 53 (5.72%) CCDA
12 41 (4.43%) DV Cleared
13 29 (3.13%) MCP
14 28 (3.02%) CCSA
15 26 (2.81%) CISSP
16 24 (2.59%) MCSA
17 23 (2.48%) CCVP
18 21 (2.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 21 (2.27%) JNCIS
19 20 (2.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (5.40%) SLA
2 15 (1.62%) PCI DSS
3 14 (1.51%) QA
4 9 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.32%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.11%) BS7799
System Software
1 118 (12.74%) Active Directory
2 88 (9.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (5.62%) Hyper-V
4 19 (2.05%) vSphere
5 18 (1.94%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (1.30%) XenApp
7 8 (0.86%) KVM
8 7 (0.76%) Firmware
9 6 (0.65%) ISA Server
9 6 (0.65%) UAG
10 5 (0.54%) Forefront TMG
10 5 (0.54%) Terminal Services
10 5 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (0.54%) XenServer
11 4 (0.43%) NFS
11 4 (0.43%) ProxySG
12 3 (0.32%) Terminal Server
12 3 (0.32%) VMware ESX
12 3 (0.32%) Xen
12 3 (0.32%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 57 (6.16%) Cisco CUCM
2 41 (4.43%) Cisco UCCX
3 23 (2.48%) Cisco UCCE
4 19 (2.05%) Cisco Prime
5 18 (1.94%) Nagios
5 18 (1.94%) Puppet
6 16 (1.73%) Opscode Chef
7 15 (1.62%) HP Data Protector
8 14 (1.51%) Tivoli
8 14 (1.51%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 12 (1.30%) SCCM
10 10 (1.08%) FortiGate
11 7 (0.76%) Backup Exec
12 6 (0.65%) Ansible
12 6 (0.65%) CA Spectrum
13 5 (0.54%) Network Intrusion Detection System
13 5 (0.54%) SCOM
14 4 (0.43%) Cisco CME
15 3 (0.32%) Failover Clustering
15 3 (0.32%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 740 (79.91%) Cisco
2 168 (18.14%) Juniper
3 150 (16.20%) VMware
4 145 (15.66%) Microsoft
5 122 (13.17%) CheckPoint
6 105 (11.34%) F5
7 65 (7.02%) HP
8 57 (6.16%) Citrix
9 56 (6.05%) SolarWinds
10 51 (5.51%) Palo Alto
11 36 (3.89%) Avaya
12 30 (3.24%) Remedy
13 26 (2.81%) Red Hat
14 24 (2.59%) Fortinet
14 24 (2.59%) Riverbed
15 23 (2.48%) Huawei
16 22 (2.38%) Aruba
16 22 (2.38%) EMC
17 21 (2.27%) Nokia
18 19 (2.05%) Dell
Central London / West End
Poole and Partners
Rate: From £350 to £450 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
England
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £269 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £475 - £525 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Kent
Claremont Consulting Ltd
Rate: From £150 to £210 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Welwyn, Hertfordshire
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 13 days ago