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 26 August 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA)
Rank 622 634 622
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -12
Contract jobs citing CCDA 31 24 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.057% 0.041% 0.023%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.28% 0.21% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 12
Median daily rate £344 £470 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.86% +17.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £340 £378
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £539
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £339 £330
% change year-on-year
-7.74% +2.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Median hourly rate £39.75 £28.66 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.71% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 - -

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
11087 11286 10781
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.49% 19.32% 19.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 6908 6795 6114
Median daily rate £400 £400 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 401 536 463
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.06 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +18.42%

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 26 August 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CCDA within the UK over the 3 months to 26 August 2016.

CCDA Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

CCDA
Top 24 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 26 August 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 +9 30 £344 -26.86% 4
East of England +22 6 £250 -25.92%
London -19 6 £456 -3.94% 1
Yorkshire - 6 £300 -
West Yorkshire - 6 £300 -
Leeds - 5 £300 -
West Midlands -27 4 - - 1
South East +17 3 £338 -0.73% 1
Bedfordshire -1 3 - -
Birmingham -11 3 - - 1
Essex - 3 £250 -
South West - 2 £338 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
Gloucestershire - 2 £338 -
Bedford - 2 - -
Milton Keynes - 2 - -
City of London +24 1 £475 +2.15%
Berkshire +2 1 £338 -0.73%
Solihull -9 1 - -
New Malden - 1 - -
Slough - 1 £338 -
Brentwood - 1 - -
Gloucester - 1 £350 -
Bradford - 1 - -

CCDA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 August 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 54 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 45 (83.33%) Cisco
2 45 (83.33%) CCNP
3 44 (81.48%) CCNA
4 31 (57.41%) WAN
5 28 (51.85%) CCDP
5 28 (51.85%) Firewall
6 27 (50.00%) LAN
7 22 (40.74%) F5
8 21 (38.89%) Cisco ASA
9 19 (35.19%) VPN
9 19 (35.19%) Wireless
9 19 (35.19%) CCIE
10 16 (29.63%) CheckPoint
10 16 (29.63%) Juniper
11 15 (27.78%) Network Security
11 15 (27.78%) Data Centre
12 14 (25.93%) Cisco Nexus
13 13 (24.07%) Load Balancing
14 12 (22.22%) Network Design
14 12 (22.22%) MPLS
15 11 (20.37%) VMware
16 10 (18.52%) Windows
16 10 (18.52%) Cisco Wireless
17 9 (16.67%) Security Cleared
17 9 (16.67%) Linux
17 9 (16.67%) BGP
18 8 (14.81%) Microsoft
18 8 (14.81%) VoIP
18 8 (14.81%) SC Cleared

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.85%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (1.85%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.85%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (7.41%) MS Visio
2 3 (5.56%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.85%) Office 365
1 1 (1.85%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 31 (57.41%) WAN
2 28 (51.85%) Firewall
3 27 (50.00%) LAN
4 21 (38.89%) Cisco ASA
5 19 (35.19%) VPN
5 19 (35.19%) Wireless
6 15 (27.78%) Network Security
7 14 (25.93%) Cisco Nexus
8 12 (22.22%) MPLS
9 10 (18.52%) Cisco Wireless
10 9 (16.67%) BGP
11 8 (14.81%) VoIP
12 7 (12.96%) TCP/IP
13 5 (9.26%) DHCP
13 5 (9.26%) DNS
13 5 (9.26%) VLAN
14 4 (7.41%) Cisco PIX
14 4 (7.41%) SNMP
14 4 (7.41%) Unified Communications
14 4 (7.41%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (9.26%) Retail
2 4 (7.41%) Finance
2 4 (7.41%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.56%) Automotive
3 3 (5.56%) Banking
3 3 (5.56%) Legal
4 2 (3.70%) Military
5 1 (1.85%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 39 (72.22%) Network Engineer
2 15 (27.78%) Cisco Engineer
2 15 (27.78%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 7 (12.96%) Architect
3 7 (12.96%) Network Security Engineer
3 7 (12.96%) Security Engineer
4 6 (11.11%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
4 6 (11.11%) Network Support
4 6 (11.11%) Network Support Engineer
4 6 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 6 (11.11%) Wireless Engineer
4 6 (11.11%) Wireless Network Engineer
5 3 (5.56%) Designer
5 3 (5.56%) Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (5.56%) LAN Engineer
5 3 (5.56%) LAN/WAN Engineer
5 3 (5.56%) Network Architect
5 3 (5.56%) Network Designer
5 3 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (5.56%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.26%) CSS
2 3 (5.56%) 802.1X
3 2 (3.70%) ELK Stack
4 1 (1.85%) COM
4 1 (1.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (27.78%) Data Centre
2 7 (12.96%) Computer Science
3 4 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.56%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.70%) Blog
6 1 (1.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 10 (18.52%) Windows
2 9 (16.67%) Linux
3 3 (5.56%) Unix
3 3 (5.56%) Windows Server
4 2 (3.70%) CentOS
4 2 (3.70%) Fedora
4 2 (3.70%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.85%) SUSE
5 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (24.07%) Load Balancing
2 12 (22.22%) Network Design
3 8 (14.81%) Network Monitoring
4 7 (12.96%) Network Management
5 6 (11.11%) ITIL
6 5 (9.26%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (7.41%) Project Management
7 4 (7.41%) TOGAF
8 3 (5.56%) Compliance Management
8 3 (5.56%) Enterprise Architecture
8 3 (5.56%) Migration
8 3 (5.56%) MODAF
8 3 (5.56%) Network Optimisation
8 3 (5.56%) Network Planning
8 3 (5.56%) Zachman Framework
9 2 (3.70%) Application Performance Management
9 2 (3.70%) Capacity Planning
9 2 (3.70%) DevOps
9 2 (3.70%) Infrastructure Management
9 2 (3.70%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 54 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 45 (83.33%) CCNP
3 44 (81.48%) CCNA
4 28 (51.85%) CCDP
5 19 (35.19%) CCIE
6 9 (16.67%) Security Cleared
7 8 (14.81%) SC Cleared
8 6 (11.11%) CCVP
9 5 (9.26%) Degree
10 3 (5.56%) CCSA
10 3 (5.56%) CCSE
10 3 (5.56%) JNCIA
10 3 (5.56%) JNCIS
11 2 (3.70%) JNCIP
12 1 (1.85%) CCA
12 1 (1.85%) Citrix Certification
12 1 (1.85%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.56%) HIPAA
2 1 (1.85%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.85%) MiFID
System Software
1 5 (9.26%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (5.56%) FortiGate
2 2 (3.70%) Ansible
2 2 (3.70%) Netcool
2 2 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (3.70%) SCCM
2 2 (3.70%) SCOM
2 2 (3.70%) Terraform
2 2 (3.70%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 45 (83.33%) Cisco
2 22 (40.74%) F5
3 16 (29.63%) CheckPoint
3 16 (29.63%) Juniper
4 11 (20.37%) VMware
5 8 (14.81%) Microsoft
6 7 (12.96%) Citrix
7 6 (11.11%) Fortinet
8 5 (9.26%) Aruba
8 5 (9.26%) Palo Alto
9 4 (7.41%) Nokia
9 4 (7.41%) Sourcefire
10 3 (5.56%) Avaya
10 3 (5.56%) Brocade
10 3 (5.56%) Cramer
10 3 (5.56%) HP
10 3 (5.56%) Huawei
10 3 (5.56%) IronPort
10 3 (5.56%) Meraki
10 3 (5.56%) Riverbed