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 29 May 2016 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.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA)
Rank 623 624 609
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -15
Contract jobs citing CCDA 23 21 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.043% 0.038% 0.026%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.20% 0.19% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 6
Median daily rate £375 £375 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -10.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £331 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £400 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £339 £381 £250
% change year-on-year
-11.14% +52.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £50.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
11588 10895 10569
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.58% 19.46% 19.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 7184 6257 6159
Median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £535 £533
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 416 554 541
Median hourly rate £32.66 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.13% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £49.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

CCDA
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing CCDA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 May 2016.

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 23 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCDA within the UK over the 3 months to 29 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +12 22 £375 - 9
Yorkshire +14 6 £400 - 2
London +7 6 £400 +6.66%
South East 0 6 £338 -15.62% 6
Berkshire -9 4 £338 -15.62% 3
Sheffield - 4 - - 1
South Yorkshire - 4 - - 1
West Midlands -9 3 £375 -
West Yorkshire +4 2 £400 - 1
Coventry -5 2 - -
Reading -7 2 £340 -
Slough - 2 £338 - 1
Basingstoke - 1 £300 - 1
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - -
Oxford - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £300 - 1
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
Bradford - 1 £400 -
East of England - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 £375 -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -

CCDA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing CCDA 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 CCDA.

1 48 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 40 (83.33%) CCNA
3 39 (81.25%) Cisco
4 29 (60.42%) WAN
4 29 (60.42%) CCNP
5 27 (56.25%) LAN
6 22 (45.83%) Firewall
6 22 (45.83%) CCDP
7 17 (35.42%) VPN
8 16 (33.33%) Network Security
9 15 (31.25%) Juniper
9 15 (31.25%) F5
10 14 (29.17%) Linux
11 13 (27.08%) Cisco ASA
12 12 (25.00%) VoIP
13 11 (22.92%) CheckPoint
13 11 (22.92%) VMware
14 10 (20.83%) Microsoft Certification
14 10 (20.83%) MCSE
14 10 (20.83%) Windows
14 10 (20.83%) Cisco Nexus
15 9 (18.75%) Security Cleared
16 8 (16.67%) DNS
16 8 (16.67%) CCIE
16 8 (16.67%) Data Centre
17 7 (14.58%) Infrastructure Management
17 7 (14.58%) Microsoft
17 7 (14.58%) DHCP
17 7 (14.58%) JNCIA
18 6 (12.50%) Network Design

CCDA
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 2 (4.17%) MS Excel
1 2 (4.17%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 29 (60.42%) WAN
2 27 (56.25%) LAN
3 22 (45.83%) Firewall
4 17 (35.42%) VPN
5 16 (33.33%) Network Security
6 13 (27.08%) Cisco ASA
7 12 (25.00%) VoIP
8 10 (20.83%) Cisco Nexus
9 8 (16.67%) DNS
10 7 (14.58%) DHCP
11 6 (12.50%) BGP
11 6 (12.50%) MPLS
12 5 (10.42%) Wireless
13 4 (8.33%) Cisco PIX
13 4 (8.33%) SNMP
13 4 (8.33%) TCP/IP
14 3 (6.25%) Ethernet
14 3 (6.25%) HTTP
14 3 (6.25%) SAN
14 3 (6.25%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (8.33%) Retail
2 3 (6.25%) Finance
2 3 (6.25%) Law
3 1 (2.08%) Automotive
3 1 (2.08%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.08%) Multimedia
3 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (47.92%) Network Engineer
2 12 (25.00%) Architect
3 8 (16.67%) Network Security Engineer
3 8 (16.67%) Security Engineer
4 6 (12.50%) Enterprise Architect
5 4 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) Designer
5 4 (8.33%) Network Designer
6 3 (6.25%) Analyst
6 3 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (6.25%) Technical Architect
7 2 (4.17%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Linux Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Network Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) Network Security Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) Security Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) Senior Linux Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Senior Network Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) VMware Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.33%) CSS
2 2 (4.17%) ELK Stack
2 2 (4.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 5 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.42%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.17%) Blog
3 2 (4.17%) NHS
4 1 (2.08%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 14 (29.17%) Linux
2 10 (20.83%) Windows
3 5 (10.42%) Unix
4 3 (6.25%) SUSE
4 3 (6.25%) Windows Server
4 3 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (4.17%) CentOS
5 2 (4.17%) Fedora
5 2 (4.17%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (14.58%) Infrastructure Management
2 6 (12.50%) Network Design
3 5 (10.42%) ITIL
4 4 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (8.33%) Load Balancing
4 4 (8.33%) Migration
5 3 (6.25%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (6.25%) ITIL V3
5 3 (6.25%) MODAF
5 3 (6.25%) Network Architecture
5 3 (6.25%) TOGAF
5 3 (6.25%) Zachman Framework
6 2 (4.17%) Application Performance Management
6 2 (4.17%) DevOps
6 2 (4.17%) Performance Management
6 2 (4.17%) PRINCE2
7 1 (2.08%) CAD
7 1 (2.08%) E-Commerce
7 1 (2.08%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (2.08%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 48 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 40 (83.33%) CCNA
3 29 (60.42%) CCNP
4 22 (45.83%) CCDP
5 10 (20.83%) MCSE
5 10 (20.83%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (18.75%) Security Cleared
7 8 (16.67%) CCIE
8 7 (14.58%) JNCIA
9 6 (12.50%) Degree
9 6 (12.50%) SC Cleared
10 5 (10.42%) CCVP
11 4 (8.33%) CCSA
11 4 (8.33%) CCSE
11 4 (8.33%) JNCIS
12 3 (6.25%) JNCIP
12 3 (6.25%) MCSA
13 1 (2.08%) CISSP
13 1 (2.08%) MCP
13 1 (2.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.33%) HIPAA
2 1 (2.08%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.08%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (10.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (6.25%) ProxySG
2 3 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.08%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (4.17%) Ansible
1 2 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (4.17%) Terraform
2 1 (2.08%) SCCM
Vendors
1 39 (81.25%) Cisco
2 15 (31.25%) F5
2 15 (31.25%) Juniper
3 11 (22.92%) CheckPoint
3 11 (22.92%) VMware
4 7 (14.58%) Microsoft
5 5 (10.42%) Riverbed
6 4 (8.33%) Cramer
6 4 (8.33%) Nokia
7 3 (6.25%) Blue Coat
7 3 (6.25%) Dell
7 3 (6.25%) Red Hat
7 3 (6.25%) SolarWinds
8 2 (4.17%) Avaya
8 2 (4.17%) New Relic
8 2 (4.17%) Splunk
9 1 (2.08%) Fortinet
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