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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA)
Rank 592 570 574
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +4
Contract jobs citing CCDA 14 22 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.042% 0.059%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.13% 0.24% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 15
Average daily rate
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£400 £369 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.47% -13.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £332 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £515 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £363 £425
% change year-on-year
-8.96% -14.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 3
Average hourly rate £50.00 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 - £32.50

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
11008 9153 10328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.15% 17.33% 17.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 6126 5088 5351
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 459 438 630
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £22.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -15.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -28.00%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 -8 14 £400 +8.47% 11
London +26 11 £400 -15.78% 4
South East -10 2 - - 2
Surrey - 2 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 £330 -
New Malden - 1 - - 2
South West - 1 £330 - 2
Wales - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - - 1
South Wales - - - - 1
Filton - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
Hook - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Reading - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Slough - - - -
Stockport - - - -
Swindon - - - -
West Malling - - - - 2
Wrexham - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Essex - - - - 1
Basildon - - - - 1
Birmingham - - - -
Bristol - - - - 2
Cardiff - - - - 1
Dorking - - - -

CCDA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 24 (77.42%) Cisco
2 24 (77.42%) CCNA
3 18 (58.06%) CCDP
4 17 (54.84%) CCNP
4 17 (54.84%) LAN
5 14 (45.16%) Juniper
5 14 (45.16%) Firewall
6 12 (38.71%) Wireless
7 11 (35.48%) WAN
8 9 (29.03%) CCIE
9 8 (25.81%) VPN
9 8 (25.81%) VoIP
10 7 (22.58%) CheckPoint
11 6 (19.35%) Nokia
11 6 (19.35%) Ethernet
11 6 (19.35%) TCP/IP
11 6 (19.35%) Network Design
11 6 (19.35%) SC Cleared
11 6 (19.35%) Security Cleared
11 6 (19.35%) F5
12 5 (16.13%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (16.13%) CCVP
12 5 (16.13%) HP
12 5 (16.13%) ITIL
12 5 (16.13%) SAN
13 4 (12.90%) Service Delivery
13 4 (12.90%) Telecoms
13 4 (12.90%) Finance
13 4 (12.90%) Retail

CCDA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Project
1 1 (3.23%) MS Office
1 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.23%) MS Visio
1 1 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 17 (54.84%) LAN
2 14 (45.16%) Firewall
3 12 (38.71%) Wireless
4 11 (35.48%) WAN
5 8 (25.81%) VoIP
5 8 (25.81%) VPN
6 6 (19.35%) TCP/IP
6 6 (19.35%) Ethernet
7 5 (16.13%) SAN
7 5 (16.13%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (12.90%) Network Security
8 4 (12.90%) Wireless Security
9 3 (9.68%) Cisco PIX
9 3 (9.68%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (9.68%) HTTP
9 3 (9.68%) DHCP
9 3 (9.68%) DNS
10 2 (6.45%) OSPF
10 2 (6.45%) PPP
10 2 (6.45%) Unified Communications
General
1 4 (12.90%) Telecoms
1 4 (12.90%) Finance
1 4 (12.90%) Retail
2 1 (3.23%) Retail Banking
2 1 (3.23%) Law
2 1 (3.23%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (38.71%) Consultant
2 10 (32.26%) Network Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) Architect
3 5 (16.13%) Cisco Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Pre Sales Consultant
4 4 (12.90%) Sales Consultant
5 3 (9.68%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (9.68%) Senior Network Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Technical Consultant
5 3 (9.68%) Cisco Technical Consultant
5 3 (9.68%) Cisco Consultant
6 2 (6.45%) Lead Architect
6 2 (6.45%) Senior Network Architect
6 2 (6.45%) Change Consultant
6 2 (6.45%) Senior Architect
6 2 (6.45%) Network Architect
6 2 (6.45%) Network Consultant
7 1 (3.23%) Network Support
7 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) CSS
2 1 (3.23%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
1 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.68%) Windows
1 3 (9.68%) Linux
1 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (9.68%) SUSE
1 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (19.35%) Network Design
2 5 (16.13%) ITIL
3 4 (12.90%) Service Delivery
4 3 (9.68%) Zachman Framework
4 3 (9.68%) TOGAF
4 3 (9.68%) MODAF
4 3 (9.68%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (9.68%) Network Architecture
5 2 (6.45%) Network Management
5 2 (6.45%) Change Control
5 2 (6.45%) Incident Management
5 2 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (6.45%) PRINCE2
6 1 (3.23%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (3.23%) Configuration Management
6 1 (3.23%) Project Management
6 1 (3.23%) Network Planning
6 1 (3.23%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (3.23%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.68%) C
1 3 (9.68%) SQL
Qualifications
1 31 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (77.42%) CCNA
3 18 (58.06%) CCDP
4 17 (54.84%) CCNP
5 9 (29.03%) CCIE
6 6 (19.35%) SC Cleared
6 6 (19.35%) Security Cleared
7 5 (16.13%) CCVP
8 4 (12.90%) JNCIA
8 4 (12.90%) Degree
9 3 (9.68%) JNCIS
9 3 (9.68%) JNCIP
10 1 (3.23%) JNCIE
10 1 (3.23%) CCIP
10 1 (3.23%) CCA
10 1 (3.23%) CCDE
10 1 (3.23%) Check Point Certification
10 1 (3.23%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (9.68%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 24 (77.42%) Cisco
2 14 (45.16%) Juniper
3 7 (22.58%) CheckPoint
4 6 (19.35%) Nokia
4 6 (19.35%) F5
5 5 (16.13%) HP
6 3 (9.68%) Dell
6 3 (9.68%) Remedy
6 3 (9.68%) Red Hat
6 3 (9.68%) VMware
7 2 (6.45%) Blue Coat
7 2 (6.45%) Nortel
7 2 (6.45%) SonicWALL
7 2 (6.45%) McAfee
8 1 (3.23%) BT
8 1 (3.23%) EMC
8 1 (3.23%) Riverbed
8 1 (3.23%) Brocade