The table below looks at the statistics for CCDA in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CCDA over the 3 months to 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA)
Rank 595 546 564
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +18
Contract jobs citing CCDA 20 23 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.035% 0.044% 0.041%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.17% 0.26% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 9 12
Average daily rate
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£500 £335 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+49.25% -17.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £250 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £490 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £335 £410
% change year-on-year
-2.23% -18.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £50.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
11520 8966 10108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.06% 17.13% 18.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 6487 5099 5271
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £545 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 509 384 590
Average hourly rate £19.91 £18.43 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.01% -18.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -23.40%

CCDA
Jobs Demand Trend

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

CCDA Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

CCDA
Daily Rate Trend

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

CCDA Daily Rate Trend in the UK

CCDA
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CCDA within the UK over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

CCDA Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

CCDA
Hourly Rate Trend

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

CCDA Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

CCDA
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCDA within the UK over the 3 months to 22 October 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
England -30 20 £500 +49.25% 7
London +29 15 £513 +51.85% 3
South East -13 3 - - 2
Surrey +1 2 - -
South West - 2 £328 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £330 -
Berkshire - 1 - -
New Malden - 1 - - 1
Northampton - - - - 1
Portsmouth - - - -
Reading - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Slough - - - -
Stockport - - - -
Swindon - - - -
West Malling - - - - 2
Wrexham - - - -
Basildon - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Chesterfield - - - -
Dorking - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Leatherhead - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -

CCDA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 31 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (87.10%) CCNA
3 23 (74.19%) Cisco
4 21 (67.74%) CCNP
5 17 (54.84%) CCDP
6 15 (48.39%) CCIE
6 15 (48.39%) LAN
7 14 (45.16%) WAN
8 13 (41.94%) Juniper
8 13 (41.94%) Wireless
9 12 (38.71%) Firewall
10 9 (29.03%) VPN
11 8 (25.81%) VoIP
12 7 (22.58%) Network Design
12 7 (22.58%) Cisco UCCE
13 6 (19.35%) CCVP
14 5 (16.13%) Service Delivery
14 5 (16.13%) Nokia
14 5 (16.13%) CheckPoint
14 5 (16.13%) TCP/IP
14 5 (16.13%) ITIL
14 5 (16.13%) Cisco ASA
15 4 (12.90%) MODAF
15 4 (12.90%) Enterprise Architecture
15 4 (12.90%) Cisco PIX
15 4 (12.90%) Wireless Security
15 4 (12.90%) SC Cleared
15 4 (12.90%) Security Cleared
15 4 (12.90%) F5
15 4 (12.90%) Cisco Nexus

CCDA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

Communications & Networking
1 15 (48.39%) LAN
2 14 (45.16%) WAN
3 13 (41.94%) Wireless
4 12 (38.71%) Firewall
5 9 (29.03%) VPN
6 8 (25.81%) VoIP
7 5 (16.13%) TCP/IP
7 5 (16.13%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (12.90%) Cisco PIX
8 4 (12.90%) Wireless Security
8 4 (12.90%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (12.90%) DNS
8 4 (12.90%) SAN
9 3 (9.68%) IP Telephony
9 3 (9.68%) DHCP
9 3 (9.68%) Ethernet
9 3 (9.68%) HTTP
9 3 (9.68%) Network Security
9 3 (9.68%) Unified Communications
10 1 (3.23%) Cisco IOS
General
1 4 (12.90%) Retail
2 1 (3.23%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (32.26%) Consultant
2 9 (29.03%) Network Engineer
3 8 (25.81%) Architect
4 6 (19.35%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 6 (19.35%) Cisco Engineer
5 5 (16.13%) Cisco Consultant
6 4 (12.90%) Lead Architect
6 4 (12.90%) Senior Architect
6 4 (12.90%) Sales Consultant
6 4 (12.90%) Technical Consultant
6 4 (12.90%) Pre Sales Consultant
6 4 (12.90%) Network Architect
6 4 (12.90%) Cisco Technical Consultant
6 4 (12.90%) Senior Network Architect
7 3 (9.68%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (6.45%) Analyst
8 2 (6.45%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (6.45%) Network Analyst
8 2 (6.45%) Senior Network Analyst
8 2 (6.45%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.90%) CSS
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.90%) Windows
1 4 (12.90%) Linux
2 3 (9.68%) SUSE
2 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.23%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (22.58%) Network Design
2 5 (16.13%) Service Delivery
2 5 (16.13%) ITIL
3 4 (12.90%) MODAF
3 4 (12.90%) Enterprise Architecture
3 4 (12.90%) Zachman Framework
3 4 (12.90%) TOGAF
4 3 (9.68%) Change Control
4 3 (9.68%) Network Architecture
4 3 (9.68%) Incident Management
5 2 (6.45%) Network Management
5 2 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (3.23%) Network Planning
6 1 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (3.23%) Configuration Management
6 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2
6 1 (3.23%) System Testing
6 1 (3.23%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.68%) SQL
Qualifications
1 31 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (87.10%) CCNA
3 21 (67.74%) CCNP
4 17 (54.84%) CCDP
5 15 (48.39%) CCIE
6 6 (19.35%) CCVP
7 4 (12.90%) SC Cleared
7 4 (12.90%) Security Cleared
8 3 (9.68%) JNCIA
8 3 (9.68%) JNCIS
8 3 (9.68%) JNCIP
8 3 (9.68%) CCA
8 3 (9.68%) CCDE
System Software
1 3 (9.68%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (22.58%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (3.23%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 23 (74.19%) Cisco
2 13 (41.94%) Juniper
3 5 (16.13%) Nokia
3 5 (16.13%) CheckPoint
4 4 (12.90%) F5
4 4 (12.90%) Remedy
4 4 (12.90%) VMware
5 3 (9.68%) Red Hat
5 3 (9.68%) Dell
5 3 (9.68%) EMC
6 1 (3.23%) HP
6 1 (3.23%) SolarWinds