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 January 2017 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA)
UK
Rank 549 606 587
Rank change year-on-year
+57 -19
Contract jobs citing CCDA 43 19 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.096% 0.038% 0.024%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.47% 0.18% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 9 7
Median daily rate £325 £475 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.57% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £435 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £515 £595
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £475 £338
% change year-on-year
-32.63% +40.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Median hourly rate £50.00 £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
9075 10492 10447
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.28% 21.03% 20.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 5756 6366 6141
Median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 499 502
Median hourly rate £29.00 £35.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% +94.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £53.91 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £39.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-27.82% +110.81%

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 16 January 2017.

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 25 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 16 January 2017. 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 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 +36 39 £323 -32.10% 2
London -2 12 £500 +5.26% 2
West Midlands - 9 £313 -
South East - 7 £300 -
Birmingham - 7 £313 -
North West +25 5 - -
Yorkshire - 5 £325 -
Manchester - 5 - -
Hampshire - 4 £294 -
West Yorkshire - 4 £325 -
Leeds - 4 £325 -
New Malden -6 3 - -
Winchester - 3 £300 -
Berkshire - 3 £320 -
Solihull - 2 - -
Reading - 2 £320 -
Channel Islands - 2 £413 -
Guernsey - 2 £413 -
Jersey - 2 £413 -
Exeter - 1 £185 -
City of London - 1 £400 - 1
Sheffield - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
South West - 1 £185 -
Devon - 1 £185 -

CCDA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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 68 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 59 (86.76%) CCNA
3 57 (83.82%) Cisco
4 44 (64.71%) WAN
5 37 (54.41%) LAN
6 36 (52.94%) CCNP
7 29 (42.65%) Juniper
8 27 (39.71%) CCDP
8 27 (39.71%) Firewall
9 26 (38.24%) Network Design
10 25 (36.76%) ITIL
11 24 (35.29%) VPN
12 19 (27.94%) Microsoft
12 19 (27.94%) Security Cleared
13 18 (26.47%) Data Centre
14 17 (25.00%) Network Security
15 16 (23.53%) SC Cleared
16 15 (22.06%) Wireless
16 15 (22.06%) Telecoms
16 15 (22.06%) CheckPoint
17 13 (19.12%) SQL
17 13 (19.12%) Network Architecture
17 13 (19.12%) Unified Communications
18 12 (17.65%) CCIE
18 12 (17.65%) DNS
18 12 (17.65%) Migration
18 12 (17.65%) JNCIA
19 11 (16.18%) DHCP
19 11 (16.18%) Linux
19 11 (16.18%) VoIP

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 3 (4.41%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (7.35%) MS Visio
2 4 (5.88%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.88%) MS Office
3 1 (1.47%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 44 (64.71%) WAN
2 37 (54.41%) LAN
3 27 (39.71%) Firewall
4 24 (35.29%) VPN
5 17 (25.00%) Network Security
6 15 (22.06%) Wireless
7 13 (19.12%) Unified Communications
8 12 (17.65%) DNS
9 11 (16.18%) DHCP
9 11 (16.18%) VoIP
10 10 (14.71%) Cisco ASA
10 10 (14.71%) Cisco Nexus
10 10 (14.71%) NetScaler
11 9 (13.24%) TCP/IP
12 8 (11.76%) HTTP
12 8 (11.76%) MPLS
13 7 (10.29%) Cisco PIX
13 7 (10.29%) Ethernet
13 7 (10.29%) IP Telephony
13 7 (10.29%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.82%) SQL Server
General
1 15 (22.06%) Telecoms
2 5 (7.35%) Finance
3 2 (2.94%) Electronics
3 2 (2.94%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 40 (58.82%) Network Engineer
2 18 (26.47%) Cisco Engineer
2 18 (26.47%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 10 (14.71%) Designer
3 10 (14.71%) Network Designer
4 8 (11.76%) Senior Network Engineer
5 6 (8.82%) Juniper Engineer
5 6 (8.82%) Network Specialist
6 5 (7.35%) Analyst
6 5 (7.35%) Network Analyst
6 5 (7.35%) Senior Cisco Engineer
6 5 (7.35%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
7 4 (5.88%) Architect
7 4 (5.88%) Cisco Design Engineer
7 4 (5.88%) IP Network Engineer
7 4 (5.88%) WAN Engineer
8 3 (4.41%) Implementation Engineer
8 3 (4.41%) IP Engineer
8 3 (4.41%) Mobile Specialist
8 3 (4.41%) Network Implementation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.29%) CSS
2 5 (7.35%) Web Services
3 2 (2.94%) 802.1X
3 2 (2.94%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (26.47%) Data Centre
2 7 (10.29%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.41%) Mobile App
3 3 (4.41%) NHS
4 2 (2.94%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.94%) Replication
4 2 (2.94%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.47%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 11 (16.18%) Linux
2 8 (11.76%) Windows
3 7 (10.29%) SUSE
3 7 (10.29%) Windows Server
3 7 (10.29%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (10.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (7.35%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (38.24%) Network Design
2 25 (36.76%) ITIL
3 13 (19.12%) Network Architecture
4 12 (17.65%) Migration
5 9 (13.24%) Load Balancing
5 9 (13.24%) Problem Management
6 6 (8.82%) Change Control
6 6 (8.82%) Incident Management
6 6 (8.82%) PRINCE2
7 5 (7.35%) Network Management
7 5 (7.35%) Project Management
7 5 (7.35%) Service Delivery
8 4 (5.88%) Service Management
9 3 (4.41%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (4.41%) Information Security
9 3 (4.41%) Network Monitoring
10 2 (2.94%) Information Governance
10 2 (2.94%) ITIL V3
10 2 (2.94%) Presales
10 2 (2.94%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (19.12%) SQL
Qualifications
1 68 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 59 (86.76%) CCNA
3 36 (52.94%) CCNP
4 27 (39.71%) CCDP
5 19 (27.94%) Security Cleared
6 16 (23.53%) SC Cleared
7 12 (17.65%) CCIE
7 12 (17.65%) JNCIA
8 10 (14.71%) CCVP
9 9 (13.24%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (10.29%) JNCIP
10 7 (10.29%) JNCIS
11 5 (7.35%) CCSA
11 5 (7.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 4 (5.88%) MCSE
12 4 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (2.94%) CNA
13 2 (2.94%) CNE
13 2 (2.94%) MCSA
13 2 (2.94%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.41%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (10.29%) VMware ESXi
1 7 (10.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (8.82%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.47%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (2.94%) Cisco CME
1 2 (2.94%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (2.94%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 57 (83.82%) Cisco
2 29 (42.65%) Juniper
3 19 (27.94%) Microsoft
4 15 (22.06%) CheckPoint
5 9 (13.24%) Nokia
5 9 (13.24%) VMware
6 8 (11.76%) F5
7 7 (10.29%) Dell
7 7 (10.29%) Red Hat
8 6 (8.82%) Avaya
8 6 (8.82%) Citrix
9 5 (7.35%) Nortel
9 5 (7.35%) Riverbed
10 3 (4.41%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 3 (4.41%) Huawei
10 3 (4.41%) Palo Alto
11 2 (2.94%) AirMagnet
11 2 (2.94%) CA
11 2 (2.94%) Novell
11 2 (2.94%) Remedy