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 24 June 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)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 89 104 75
Rank change year-on-year +15 -29  
Contract jobs citing CCNA 27 38 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.35% 1.26% 1.92%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.94% 6.35% 9.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 18 28
Median daily rate £388 £350 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% +6.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £550 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 1
Median hourly rate £12.50 £18.28 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.60% -39.08%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £34.70 £20.75
% change year-on-year -42.36% +67.22%  

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 389 598 463
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 19.38% 19.81% 19.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 330 286
Median daily rate £413 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +10.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 23 34
Median hourly rate £16.75 £18.28 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.34% -36.98%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.95 £39.00 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.21 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.25% +25.22%  

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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

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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

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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 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CCNA in the West Midlands

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CCNA in the West Midlands

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing CCNA in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for CCNA in the West Midlands

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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 24 June 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 +9 8 £388 +19.23% 2
Solihull +12 6 - - 1
Shropshire +16 3 £413 - 1
Staffordshire -1 2 - - 5
Herefordshire -5 2 £338 -10.00%
Coventry +13 1 - -
Worcestershire - 1 - - 3
CCNA
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 45 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (62.22%) Cisco
2 28 (62.22%) CCNP
3 24 (53.33%) WAN
4 21 (46.67%) LAN
5 18 (40.00%) Firewall
6 16 (35.56%) Wireless
7 12 (26.67%) Security Cleared
8 11 (24.44%) Network Management
8 11 (24.44%) Data Centre
9 10 (22.22%) SC Cleared
10 9 (20.00%) ITIL
10 9 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
11 7 (15.56%) JNCIA
11 7 (15.56%) Migration
11 7 (15.56%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (15.56%) VPN
11 7 (15.56%) OSPF
11 7 (15.56%) Analytical Skills
12 6 (13.33%) EMC
12 6 (13.33%) CheckPoint
12 6 (13.33%) CCDP
12 6 (13.33%) Performance Management
13 5 (11.11%) Network Design
13 5 (11.11%) Network Security
13 5 (11.11%) ITIL V3
13 5 (11.11%) VoIP
13 5 (11.11%) BGP
13 5 (11.11%) EIGRP
14 4 (8.89%) Microsoft Certification

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Co-occurring 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:

Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.22%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.44%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 24 (53.33%) WAN
2 21 (46.67%) LAN
3 18 (40.00%) Firewall
4 16 (35.56%) Wireless
5 9 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 7 (15.56%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (15.56%) OSPF
6 7 (15.56%) VPN
7 5 (11.11%) BGP
7 5 (11.11%) EIGRP
7 5 (11.11%) Network Security
7 5 (11.11%) VoIP
8 4 (8.89%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (8.89%) WLAN
9 3 (6.67%) Cisco Wireless
9 3 (6.67%) Internet
9 3 (6.67%) VLAN
10 2 (4.44%) 802.11
10 2 (4.44%) DHCP
10 2 (4.44%) MPLS
Development Applications
1 2 (4.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (6.67%) Finance
2 2 (4.44%) Electronics
2 2 (4.44%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.22%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 23 (51.11%) Network Engineer
2 9 (20.00%) Architect
3 8 (17.78%) Network Architect
4 6 (13.33%) Analyst
4 6 (13.33%) Cisco Engineer
5 5 (11.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 5 (11.11%) Network Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Network Support
6 3 (6.67%) Network Support Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) Support Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (4.44%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (4.44%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (4.44%) Security Analyst
8 1 (2.22%) Security Engineer
8 1 (2.22%) Team Leader
8 1 (2.22%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.44%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 11 (24.44%) Data Centre
2 7 (15.56%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (8.89%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.44%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.22%) CESG
5 1 (2.22%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.22%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.22%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (2.22%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.89%) Windows
2 2 (4.44%) Windows Server
2 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.22%) Linux
3 1 (2.22%) Unix
3 1 (2.22%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (24.44%) Network Management
2 9 (20.00%) ITIL
3 7 (15.56%) Migration
4 6 (13.33%) Performance Management
5 5 (11.11%) ITIL V3
5 5 (11.11%) Network Design
6 4 (8.89%) Service Management
7 3 (6.67%) Change Management
7 3 (6.67%) PRINCE2
8 2 (4.44%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (4.44%) Customer Requirements
8 2 (4.44%) Cybersecurity
8 2 (4.44%) Load Balancing
8 2 (4.44%) Presales
8 2 (4.44%) Visualisation
8 2 (4.44%) WAN Optimisation
9 1 (2.22%) Disk Encryption
9 1 (2.22%) Identity Access Management
9 1 (2.22%) Security Monitoring
9 1 (2.22%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.44%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.22%) C
2 1 (2.22%) C#
2 1 (2.22%) C++
2 1 (2.22%) Java
Qualifications
1 45 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (62.22%) CCNP
3 12 (26.67%) Security Cleared
4 10 (22.22%) SC Cleared
5 7 (15.56%) JNCIA
6 6 (13.33%) CCDP
7 4 (8.89%) MCSE
7 4 (8.89%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (6.67%) CCDA
8 3 (6.67%) Degree
9 2 (4.44%) CCIE
9 2 (4.44%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (4.44%) MCITP
9 2 (4.44%) VCP6
9 2 (4.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (2.22%) CCSA
10 1 (2.22%) CEH
10 1 (2.22%) GCFA
10 1 (2.22%) GCIH
10 1 (2.22%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.44%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (2.22%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (2.22%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 28 (62.22%) Cisco
2 6 (13.33%) CheckPoint
2 6 (13.33%) EMC
3 4 (8.89%) F5
3 4 (8.89%) Palo Alto
3 4 (8.89%) SevOne
3 4 (8.89%) VMware
4 3 (6.67%) EqualLogic
4 3 (6.67%) Juniper
4 3 (6.67%) SolarWinds
5 2 (4.44%) AirMagnet
5 2 (4.44%) CA
5 2 (4.44%) Microsoft
5 2 (4.44%) Riverbed
6 1 (2.22%) Avaya
6 1 (2.22%) Dell
6 1 (2.22%) HP
6 1 (2.22%) McAfee
6 1 (2.22%) Oracle
6 1 (2.22%) Siemens