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 27 May 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
27 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 281 216 220
Rank change year-on-year -65 +4  
Contract jobs citing CCNA 363 618 596
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.80% 1.13% 1.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.09% 5.24% 5.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 335 343
Median daily rate £350 £325 £303
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +7.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £185 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £313 £308
% change year-on-year +8.00% +1.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 51 44
Median hourly rate £26.19 £25.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +11.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.55 £14.00 £9.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.75 £25.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year -5.00% +20.48%  

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 8884 11794 10603
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.51% 21.62% 19.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 5383 7316 6073
Median daily rate £428 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.00% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +9.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 486 420 541
Median hourly rate £31.50 £32.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.07% +44.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £49.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.85 £35.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -9.00% +55.55%  

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 27 May 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 -60 324 £375 +15.38% 143
London -48 106 £350 -6.66% 41
South East -14 91 £395 +17.12% 19
Berkshire +10 29 £485 +61.66% 3
West Midlands +12 24 £369 +11.74% 12
South West -14 23 £218 -37.85% 4
North West 0 22 £270 +8.00% 21
City of London +1 21 £294 -21.66% 7
Hampshire -10 21 £353 -6.00% 4
Wales +4 19 £180 -44.61% 4
Yorkshire -1 19 £410 +6.49% 18
South Wales +17 18 £180 -44.61% 4
East of England -13 17 £388 +29.16% 21
Wiltshire +13 14 £459 +79.90%
Kent +14 12 £375 +72.41% 3
Bracknell +14 12 £300 - 1
Scotland +10 12 £237 -23.46% 2
Cardiff +7 11 £180 -44.61% 4
Manchester +6 11 £256 +41.94% 11
East Midlands -4 11 £300 -0.16% 6
Cheshire +22 10 £270 -14.28% 5
West Yorkshire +18 10 £388 -1.89% 13
Cambridgeshire +7 9 £330 -5.71% 3
Surrey -6 8 £450 +24.13% 2
Oxfordshire -9 8 £248 -10.00% 3
Birmingham +5 7 £325 +4.00% 3
Windsor +3 7 £575 +15.00%
Glasgow 0 7 £237 -32.21% 1
Basingstoke -1 7 £252 +12.11% 2
Sheffield -1 7 £435 +9.09% 1

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 818 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 646 (78.97%) Cisco
3 422 (51.59%) CCNP
4 368 (44.99%) Firewall
5 304 (37.16%) WAN
6 271 (33.13%) LAN
7 182 (22.25%) ITIL
8 177 (21.64%) Wireless
9 172 (21.03%) Security Cleared
10 157 (19.19%) Windows
11 135 (16.50%) VMware
12 131 (16.01%) Microsoft
13 130 (15.89%) Juniper
14 126 (15.40%) VPN
15 124 (15.16%) Cisco ASA
16 120 (14.67%) SC Cleared
17 118 (14.43%) OSPF
17 118 (14.43%) BGP
18 115 (14.06%) VoIP
19 114 (13.94%) Data Centre
20 113 (13.81%) Cisco Nexus
21 109 (13.33%) TCP/IP
21 109 (13.33%) CheckPoint
22 108 (13.20%) MPLS
23 105 (12.84%) Active Directory
24 104 (12.71%) VLAN
25 99 (12.10%) Microsoft Certification
26 97 (11.86%) DNS
27 95 (11.61%) Windows Server
28 94 (11.49%) Migration

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 53 (6.48%) MS Exchange
2 18 (2.20%) IIS
3 16 (1.96%) Skype for Business
4 15 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2007
7 7 (0.86%) SharePoint
8 5 (0.61%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.37%) Apache
10 2 (0.24%) CMS
10 2 (0.24%) Confluence
10 2 (0.24%) JBoss
10 2 (0.24%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.12%) CloudStack
11 1 (0.12%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.12%) SAS
11 1 (0.12%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.12%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.12%) WebSphere
Applications
1 18 (2.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (2.08%) MS Visio
3 16 (1.96%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.12%) CA PPM
3 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.12%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 37 (4.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (4.03%) Office 365
3 24 (2.93%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (0.86%) IaaS
5 4 (0.49%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (0.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 3 (0.37%) PaaS
6 3 (0.37%) SaaS
7 2 (0.24%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.12%) AWS CloudTrail
8 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.12%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.12%) G Suite
8 1 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 368 (44.99%) Firewall
2 304 (37.16%) WAN
3 271 (33.13%) LAN
4 177 (21.64%) Wireless
5 126 (15.40%) VPN
6 124 (15.16%) Cisco ASA
7 118 (14.43%) BGP
7 118 (14.43%) OSPF
8 115 (14.06%) VoIP
9 113 (13.81%) Cisco Nexus
10 109 (13.33%) TCP/IP
11 108 (13.20%) MPLS
12 104 (12.71%) VLAN
13 97 (11.86%) DNS
14 88 (10.76%) Network Security
15 72 (8.80%) DHCP
16 61 (7.46%) Ethernet
17 50 (6.11%) Internet
18 47 (5.75%) EIGRP
18 47 (5.75%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (3.06%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (0.61%) Amazon RDS
4 5 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (0.37%) Big Data
5 3 (0.37%) Hadoop
5 3 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (0.37%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.37%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (0.24%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.24%) MS Access
6 2 (0.24%) MySQL
6 2 (0.24%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.24%) Redis
7 1 (0.12%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.12%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.12%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.12%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.12%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 7 (0.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (0.49%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (0.37%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.37%) Rational DOORS
3 3 (0.37%) StarTeam
4 2 (0.24%) CruiseControl
4 2 (0.24%) JIRA
4 2 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.24%) TeamCity
4 2 (0.24%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.12%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.12%) JMeter
5 1 (0.12%) JUnit
5 1 (0.12%) Subversion
General
1 78 (9.54%) Telecoms
2 62 (7.58%) Finance
3 32 (3.91%) Banking
4 14 (1.71%) Retail
5 12 (1.47%) Manufacturing
6 9 (1.10%) Electronics
7 6 (0.73%) Investment Banking
8 5 (0.61%) Local Government
9 4 (0.49%) Advertising
9 4 (0.49%) French Language
9 4 (0.49%) Marketing
10 3 (0.37%) Billing
10 3 (0.37%) Legal
10 3 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.12%) Automotive
11 1 (0.12%) Back Office
11 1 (0.12%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.12%) German Language
11 1 (0.12%) Law
11 1 (0.12%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 342 (41.81%) Network Engineer
2 130 (15.89%) Cisco Engineer
3 102 (12.47%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 74 (9.05%) Analyst
5 73 (8.92%) Support Engineer
6 47 (5.75%) Network Support
7 45 (5.50%) Architect
8 39 (4.77%) Network Analyst
8 39 (4.77%) NOC Engineer
9 38 (4.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 30 (3.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 30 (3.67%) Consultant
11 29 (3.55%) 2nd Line Support
11 29 (3.55%) Network Support Engineer
11 29 (3.55%) Security Engineer
11 29 (3.55%) Senior Network Engineer
11 29 (3.55%) Technical Support
12 25 (3.06%) Voice Engineer
13 22 (2.69%) Administrator
13 22 (2.69%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (4.03%) 802.1X
2 10 (1.22%) XMPP
3 7 (0.86%) Middleware
3 7 (0.86%) Web Services
4 5 (0.61%) .NET
4 5 (0.61%) WAP
4 5 (0.61%) XML
5 4 (0.49%) CSS
6 2 (0.24%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (0.24%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.24%) JAAS
6 2 (0.24%) Java EE
6 2 (0.24%) JMS
6 2 (0.24%) JMX
6 2 (0.24%) JNDI
6 2 (0.24%) LAPP Stack
6 2 (0.24%) RFC 2547
6 2 (0.24%) WCF
6 2 (0.24%) WF
6 2 (0.24%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 114 (13.94%) Data Centre
2 48 (5.87%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (3.91%) Video Conferencing
4 25 (3.06%) Management Information System
5 23 (2.81%) Clustering
5 23 (2.81%) Driving Licence
6 12 (1.47%) IVR
7 11 (1.34%) NHS
8 10 (1.22%) EMC VNX
9 9 (1.10%) IPTV
10 8 (0.98%) Replication
11 7 (0.86%) Computer Science
11 7 (0.86%) Linux Command Line
12 6 (0.73%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 6 (0.73%) Greenfield Project
12 6 (0.73%) iPad
12 6 (0.73%) Over-the-Top Content
12 6 (0.73%) PKI
12 6 (0.73%) STB
12 6 (0.73%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 157 (19.19%) Windows
2 95 (11.61%) Windows Server
3 75 (9.17%) Linux
4 46 (5.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 46 (5.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 37 (4.52%) Windows 7
6 29 (3.55%) Unix
7 22 (2.69%) Windows Server 2003
8 17 (2.08%) Windows 10
9 13 (1.59%) CentOS
10 12 (1.47%) Windows 8
11 10 (1.22%) Android
12 9 (1.10%) SUSE
13 5 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (0.61%) Solaris
14 4 (0.49%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.49%) Windows Vista
14 4 (0.49%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.24%) CatOS
15 2 (0.24%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (22.25%) ITIL
2 94 (11.49%) Migration
3 77 (9.41%) Network Design
4 51 (6.23%) Load Balancing
5 41 (5.01%) Network Management
6 40 (4.89%) Change Management
7 31 (3.79%) Disaster Recovery
7 31 (3.79%) Service Management
8 26 (3.18%) High Availability
8 26 (3.18%) Service Delivery
9 25 (3.06%) Information Security
10 23 (2.81%) Network Monitoring
11 20 (2.44%) ITIL V3
12 19 (2.32%) DevOps
12 19 (2.32%) Network Architecture
13 18 (2.20%) Customer Requirements
14 17 (2.08%) Incident Management
14 17 (2.08%) Kalman Filter
15 16 (1.96%) Change Control
15 16 (1.96%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (4.52%) PowerShell
2 30 (3.67%) SQL
3 25 (3.06%) Python
4 15 (1.83%) Perl
5 13 (1.59%) C
6 10 (1.22%) Bash Shell
7 9 (1.10%) Ruby
8 8 (0.98%) Java
9 3 (0.37%) C#
9 3 (0.37%) C++
10 2 (0.24%) VBScript
11 1 (0.12%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.12%) PHP
11 1 (0.12%) R
Qualifications
1 818 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 422 (51.59%) CCNP
3 172 (21.03%) Security Cleared
4 120 (14.67%) SC Cleared
5 99 (12.10%) Microsoft Certification
6 85 (10.39%) CCIE
7 69 (8.44%) JNCIA
8 68 (8.31%) MCSE
9 59 (7.21%) CCDP
10 39 (4.77%) Degree
11 38 (4.65%) CCDA
12 37 (4.52%) DV Cleared
13 32 (3.91%) CISSP
14 29 (3.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 28 (3.42%) JNCIS
16 25 (3.06%) CCSA
16 25 (3.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 23 (2.81%) MCSA
18 18 (2.20%) MCITP
19 15 (1.83%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (6.60%) SLA
2 13 (1.59%) QA
3 10 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (1.22%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.24%) COBIT
5 2 (0.24%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.24%) PMO
6 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 105 (12.84%) Active Directory
2 78 (9.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (5.38%) Hyper-V
4 21 (2.57%) vSphere
5 11 (1.34%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (0.98%) XenApp
7 6 (0.73%) ISA Server
7 6 (0.73%) ProxySG
7 6 (0.73%) UAG
7 6 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (0.73%) Virtual Servers
8 5 (0.61%) Forefront TMG
9 4 (0.49%) Firmware
9 4 (0.49%) KVM
9 4 (0.49%) Terminal Services
10 3 (0.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (0.37%) Terminal Server
10 3 (0.37%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.24%) NFS
11 2 (0.24%) Xen
Systems Management
1 48 (5.87%) Cisco CUCM
2 30 (3.67%) Cisco UCCX
3 22 (2.69%) HP Data Protector
4 19 (2.32%) Nagios
4 19 (2.32%) Tivoli
4 19 (2.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 18 (2.20%) Puppet
6 17 (2.08%) Cisco Prime
6 17 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
7 16 (1.96%) SCCM
8 13 (1.59%) SCOM
9 12 (1.47%) Cisco UCCE
9 12 (1.47%) FortiGate
10 9 (1.10%) vCenter Server
11 6 (0.73%) Ansible
12 4 (0.49%) Failover Clustering
12 4 (0.49%) Microsoft Clustering
12 4 (0.49%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 4 (0.49%) NetBackup
12 4 (0.49%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 646 (78.97%) Cisco
2 135 (16.50%) VMware
3 131 (16.01%) Microsoft
4 130 (15.89%) Juniper
5 109 (13.33%) CheckPoint
6 82 (10.02%) F5
7 68 (8.31%) HP
8 51 (6.23%) SolarWinds
9 44 (5.38%) Citrix
10 37 (4.52%) Riverbed
11 36 (4.40%) Palo Alto
12 31 (3.79%) Fortinet
13 28 (3.42%) Red Hat
14 25 (3.06%) Avaya
14 25 (3.06%) EMC
15 22 (2.69%) Dell
16 19 (2.32%) Remedy
17 18 (2.20%) Forcepoint
17 18 (2.20%) McAfee
18 17 (2.08%) Aruba
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