The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for CCNA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
England / West Midlands
Rank 98 104 94
Rank change year-on-year +6 -10  
Contract jobs citing CCNA 18 26 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.79% 0.98% 1.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.08% 4.71% 6.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 14
Median daily rate £371 £330 £301
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +9.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £205 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £288 £300
% change year-on-year +8.69% -4.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £11.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -61.66%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.94 £20.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year +24.70% +8.10%  

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 advertised in the West Midlands.

Academic & Professional Certification
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 441 552 430
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 19.33% 20.72% 17.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 311 218
Median daily rate £375 £401 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.36% +8.97%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 21 45
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -43.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.96 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.63 £36.70 £39.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -31.25% +77.77%  

CCNA
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 West Midlands

CCNA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing CCNA in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for CCNA in the West Midlands

CCNA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CCNA in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CCNA in the West Midlands

CCNA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing CCNA in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for CCNA in the West Midlands

CCNA
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCNA within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 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
Birmingham +4 12 £375 +50.00% 5
Shropshire +26 2 £413 -
Solihull +2 1 £265 - 2
Staffordshire +1 1 £325 -27.77%
Herefordshire - 1 £338 - 1
CCNA
England

CCNA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for CCNA.

1 69 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 52 (75.36%) Cisco
3 36 (52.17%) CCNP
4 29 (42.03%) LAN
5 28 (40.58%) Firewall
5 28 (40.58%) Security Cleared
6 25 (36.23%) SC Cleared
7 24 (34.78%) WAN
8 21 (30.43%) Network Design
9 19 (27.54%) Wireless
10 18 (26.09%) VPN
11 17 (24.64%) Juniper
12 16 (23.19%) ITIL
13 15 (21.74%) CCDA
14 14 (20.29%) Network Management
15 13 (18.84%) Cisco ASA
15 13 (18.84%) CheckPoint
16 12 (17.39%) Data Centre
17 10 (14.49%) OSPF
17 10 (14.49%) CCDP
17 10 (14.49%) Network Security
17 10 (14.49%) Migration
18 9 (13.04%) VoIP
18 9 (13.04%) Cisco Nexus
19 8 (11.59%) F5
19 8 (11.59%) MCP
20 7 (10.14%) Windows
20 7 (10.14%) Linux
20 7 (10.14%) BGP
20 7 (10.14%) Microsoft

CCNA
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 1 (1.45%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.90%) Office 365
3 1 (1.45%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (42.03%) LAN
2 28 (40.58%) Firewall
3 24 (34.78%) WAN
4 19 (27.54%) Wireless
5 18 (26.09%) VPN
6 13 (18.84%) Cisco ASA
7 10 (14.49%) Network Security
7 10 (14.49%) OSPF
8 9 (13.04%) Cisco Nexus
8 9 (13.04%) VoIP
9 7 (10.14%) BGP
10 6 (8.70%) Intrusion Detection
10 6 (8.70%) Unified Communications
11 5 (7.25%) Cisco PIX
11 5 (7.25%) IP Telephony
11 5 (7.25%) MPLS
11 5 (7.25%) VLAN
12 4 (5.80%) ATM
12 4 (5.80%) Frame Relay
12 4 (5.80%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.25%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (1.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (4.35%) Automotive
2 2 (2.90%) Electronics
2 2 (2.90%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.45%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 38 (55.07%) Network Engineer
2 18 (26.09%) Cisco Engineer
3 17 (24.64%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 10 (14.49%) Analyst
5 7 (10.14%) Designer
5 7 (10.14%) Network Designer
6 6 (8.70%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 6 (8.70%) Security Analyst
7 5 (7.25%) Network Manager
8 4 (5.80%) Design Engineer
8 4 (5.80%) Implementation Engineer
8 4 (5.80%) Network Design Engineer
8 4 (5.80%) Network Implementation Engineer
9 3 (4.35%) Cisco Design Engineer
9 3 (4.35%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
9 3 (4.35%) Incident Analyst
9 3 (4.35%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 3 (4.35%) Supplier Manager
9 3 (4.35%) Support Analyst
9 3 (4.35%) Switch Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.25%) CSS
2 2 (2.90%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.45%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.39%) Data Centre
2 6 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (7.25%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (4.35%) Security Operations Centre
5 2 (2.90%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.90%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.45%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.14%) Linux
1 7 (10.14%) Windows
1 7 (10.14%) Windows Server
2 6 (8.70%) Unix
3 2 (2.90%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.45%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (30.43%) Network Design
2 16 (23.19%) ITIL
3 14 (20.29%) Network Management
4 10 (14.49%) Migration
5 7 (10.14%) Cybersecurity
6 6 (8.70%) Data Analysis
6 6 (8.70%) Disk Encryption
6 6 (8.70%) Forensic Analysis
6 6 (8.70%) Identity Access Management
6 6 (8.70%) Incident Management
6 6 (8.70%) Malware Analysis
6 6 (8.70%) Security Monitoring
6 6 (8.70%) SIEM
6 6 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (7.25%) Information Security
7 5 (7.25%) Network Monitoring
7 5 (7.25%) Service Delivery
8 4 (5.80%) Change Control
8 4 (5.80%) Change Management
9 3 (4.35%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.45%) C#
1 1 (1.45%) C++
1 1 (1.45%) Java
1 1 (1.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 69 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 36 (52.17%) CCNP
3 28 (40.58%) Security Cleared
4 25 (36.23%) SC Cleared
5 15 (21.74%) CCDA
6 10 (14.49%) CCDP
7 8 (11.59%) MCP
8 6 (8.70%) CCSA
8 6 (8.70%) CEH
8 6 (8.70%) GCFA
8 6 (8.70%) GCIH
8 6 (8.70%) JNCIA
9 5 (7.25%) CCVP
9 5 (7.25%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (4.35%) A+ Certification
10 3 (4.35%) CCIE
11 2 (2.90%) Degree
11 2 (2.90%) MCSE
11 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (2.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.80%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.90%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.45%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (8.70%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (1.45%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.45%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 52 (75.36%) Cisco
2 17 (24.64%) Juniper
3 13 (18.84%) CheckPoint
4 8 (11.59%) F5
5 7 (10.14%) Microsoft
6 5 (7.25%) Nokia
6 5 (7.25%) VMware
7 4 (5.80%) Palo Alto
8 3 (4.35%) BT
8 3 (4.35%) EMC
8 3 (4.35%) EqualLogic
8 3 (4.35%) IBM
8 3 (4.35%) Remedy
8 3 (4.35%) SolarWinds
9 2 (2.90%) AirMagnet
9 2 (2.90%) Avaya
9 2 (2.90%) CA
9 2 (2.90%) Riverbed
10 1 (1.45%) Aruba
10 1 (1.45%) Siemens