The table below looks at the statistics for CCDA in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CCDA over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA)
Rank 561 532 528
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -4
Contract jobs citing CCDA 18 19 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.036% 0.041% 0.014%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.18% 0.23% 0.075%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 10 2
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£440 £343 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.46% -14.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £250 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £455 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £343 £450
% change year-on-year
-3.28% -23.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Qualifications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10205 8433 7980
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.58% 18.01% 18.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 6070 4791 4216
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 480 355 559
Average hourly rate £18.21 £18.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.16% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.60 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

CCDA
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CCDA across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

CCDA Jobs Demand Trend in England

CCDA
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing CCDA across the England region.

CCDA Daily Rate Trend in England

CCDA
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CCDA across the England region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

CCDA Daily Rate Histogram in England

CCDA
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing CCDA across the England region.

CCDA Hourly Rate Trend in England

CCDA
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCDA within the England region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +17 10 £500 +48.14% 4
Yorkshire -11 3 £313 +4.16%
South East -30 2 - -
North West - 2 £440 -
South West -29 1 £325 -35.00%
West Midlands - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
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CCDA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing CCDA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited CCDA.

1 32 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (93.75%) CCNA
3 24 (75.00%) Cisco
4 20 (62.50%) CCNP
5 18 (56.25%) CCDP
5 18 (56.25%) WAN
6 15 (46.88%) LAN
7 14 (43.75%) CCIE
8 13 (40.63%) Firewall
9 12 (37.50%) Juniper
10 10 (31.25%) Network Design
11 9 (28.13%) VPN
12 8 (25.00%) VMware
13 7 (21.88%) DNS
13 7 (21.88%) VoIP
13 7 (21.88%) ITIL
13 7 (21.88%) Windows
13 7 (21.88%) Wireless
13 7 (21.88%) CheckPoint
14 6 (18.75%) Linux
14 6 (18.75%) TCP/IP
14 6 (18.75%) TOGAF
14 6 (18.75%) Cisco ASA
14 6 (18.75%) Cisco UCCE
15 5 (15.63%) Service Delivery
15 5 (15.63%) CCVP
15 5 (15.63%) SQL
15 5 (15.63%) Microsoft Certification
15 5 (15.63%) SAN
16 4 (12.50%) Nokia

CCDA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing CCDA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited CCDA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.25%) SharePoint
1 2 (6.25%) MS Exchange
1 2 (6.25%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (6.25%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) InfoPath
2 1 (3.13%) MS Office
2 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (56.25%) WAN
2 15 (46.88%) LAN
3 13 (40.63%) Firewall
4 9 (28.13%) VPN
5 7 (21.88%) DNS
5 7 (21.88%) VoIP
5 7 (21.88%) Wireless
6 6 (18.75%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (18.75%) TCP/IP
7 5 (15.63%) SAN
8 4 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (9.38%) Unified Communications
9 3 (9.38%) Cisco PIX
9 3 (9.38%) IP Telephony
9 3 (9.38%) DHCP
9 3 (9.38%) Ethernet
9 3 (9.38%) HTTP
10 2 (6.25%) SSL
10 2 (6.25%) VPLS
10 2 (6.25%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (6.25%) PerformancePoint
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 4 (12.50%) Retail
2 3 (9.38%) Finance
3 2 (6.25%) Publishing
4 1 (3.13%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (34.38%) Architect
2 9 (28.13%) Network Engineer
3 7 (21.88%) Consultant
4 5 (15.63%) Cisco Engineer
4 5 (15.63%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) Network Architect
5 4 (12.50%) Senior Network Architect
5 4 (12.50%) Cisco Consultant
5 4 (12.50%) Lead Architect
5 4 (12.50%) Senior Architect
6 3 (9.38%) Cisco Technical Consultant
6 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (9.38%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (9.38%) Technical Consultant
7 2 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Network Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Network Consultant
7 2 (6.25%) Cisco Network Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Cisco Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.38%) CSS
2 2 (6.25%) .NET Framework
2 2 (6.25%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.88%) Windows
2 6 (18.75%) Linux
3 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (9.38%) SUSE
5 2 (6.25%) Mac OS
6 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.13%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (31.25%) Network Design
2 7 (21.88%) ITIL
3 6 (18.75%) TOGAF
4 5 (15.63%) Service Delivery
5 4 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (12.50%) Zachman Framework
5 4 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (12.50%) MODAF
5 4 (12.50%) Change Control
6 3 (9.38%) Network Architecture
6 3 (9.38%) Incident Management
6 3 (9.38%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (6.25%) BCP
7 2 (6.25%) PRINCE2
7 2 (6.25%) Workflow
7 2 (6.25%) Migration
7 2 (6.25%) Business Continuity
7 2 (6.25%) Load Balancing
7 2 (6.25%) Project Management
7 2 (6.25%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.63%) SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (93.75%) CCNA
3 20 (62.50%) CCNP
4 18 (56.25%) CCDP
5 14 (43.75%) CCIE
6 5 (15.63%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (15.63%) CCVP
7 4 (12.50%) CCDE
7 4 (12.50%) MCSE
7 4 (12.50%) CCA
8 3 (9.38%) SC Cleared
8 3 (9.38%) Security Cleared
8 3 (9.38%) JNCIA
8 3 (9.38%) JNCIS
8 3 (9.38%) JNCIP
9 2 (6.25%) VCAP
9 2 (6.25%) VCP5
9 2 (6.25%) CCSE
9 2 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (6.25%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (9.38%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (6.25%) UAG
2 2 (6.25%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.25%) Terminal Services
3 1 (3.13%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (18.75%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (3.13%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 24 (75.00%) Cisco
2 12 (37.50%) Juniper
3 8 (25.00%) VMware
4 7 (21.88%) CheckPoint
5 4 (12.50%) Remedy
5 4 (12.50%) Nokia
5 4 (12.50%) EMC
5 4 (12.50%) F5
6 3 (9.38%) Dell
6 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
6 3 (9.38%) Red Hat
7 1 (3.13%) McAfee
7 1 (3.13%) HP
7 1 (3.13%) Blue Coat
7 1 (3.13%) SolarWinds