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 5 May 2015 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA)
Rank 589 565 545
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -20
Contract jobs citing CCDA 20 17 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.031% 0.017%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.19% 0.16% 0.093%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 2
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£388 £500 £384
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.50% +30.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £193 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £600 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £203 £384
% change year-on-year
+97.53% -47.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £50.00 - £37.50
UK excluding London average 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
10773 10593 8605
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.27% 19.41% 18.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 6075 6056 4598
Average daily rate £388 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £528 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 527 536 466
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -18.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -21.73%

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
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 17 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 5 May 2015. 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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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 -21 19 £388 -22.50% 9
South East -27 8 £400 +60.00% 1
London +16 6 £375 -37.50% 2
Berkshire -2 4 £400 -
New Malden - 4 - -
Coventry - 3 - -
West Midlands - 3 - - 1
Reading +3 2 - -
West Yorkshire -5 2 - - 1
Leeds -14 2 - -
Yorkshire -17 2 - - 1
Surrey - 2 £310 - 1
City of London +12 1 £375 -
Milton Keynes +3 1 - -
Buckinghamshire -8 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
Guildford - 1 £310 - 1

CCDA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 29 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (86.21%) Cisco
3 21 (72.41%) CCNP
4 20 (68.97%) CCNA
5 18 (62.07%) CCDP
5 18 (62.07%) Juniper
6 12 (41.38%) WAN
6 12 (41.38%) DNS
6 12 (41.38%) VMware
7 11 (37.93%) Firewall
7 11 (37.93%) LAN
8 10 (34.48%) Security Cleared
9 9 (31.03%) Cisco ASA
9 9 (31.03%) CCIE
9 9 (31.03%) Windows
9 9 (31.03%) TCP/IP
9 9 (31.03%) VPN
10 8 (27.59%) CheckPoint
10 8 (27.59%) TOGAF
10 8 (27.59%) Network Design
11 7 (24.14%) VMware Infrastructure
11 7 (24.14%) ITIL
12 6 (20.69%) Linux
12 6 (20.69%) Network Security
12 6 (20.69%) JNCIS
12 6 (20.69%) Enterprise Architecture
13 5 (17.24%) MODAF
13 5 (17.24%) Retail
13 5 (17.24%) Zachman Framework
13 5 (17.24%) Wireless

CCDA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (10.34%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.90%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.45%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.45%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Office
1 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.45%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (41.38%) WAN
1 12 (41.38%) DNS
2 11 (37.93%) LAN
2 11 (37.93%) Firewall
3 9 (31.03%) Cisco ASA
3 9 (31.03%) TCP/IP
3 9 (31.03%) VPN
4 6 (20.69%) Network Security
5 5 (17.24%) Wireless
5 5 (17.24%) IPsec
5 5 (17.24%) MPLS
6 4 (13.79%) SSL
6 4 (13.79%) SAN
6 4 (13.79%) DHCP
6 4 (13.79%) Ethernet
6 4 (13.79%) HTTP
7 3 (10.34%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (6.90%) HSRP
8 2 (6.90%) 4G
8 2 (6.90%) FWSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (3.45%) PerformancePoint
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 5 (17.24%) Retail
2 2 (6.90%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.90%) Finance
3 1 (3.45%) Legal
3 1 (3.45%) Publishing
3 1 (3.45%) Dutch Language
3 1 (3.45%) French Language
Job Titles
1 10 (34.48%) Network Engineer
2 9 (31.03%) Architect
3 5 (17.24%) Network Architect
4 3 (10.34%) Senior Network Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Network Designer
4 3 (10.34%) Designer
5 2 (6.90%) Security Designer
5 2 (6.90%) Consultant
5 2 (6.90%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (6.90%) Network Specialist
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Network Architect
6 1 (3.45%) Network Security Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Cisco Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Lead Architect
6 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (3.45%) Server Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Architect
6 1 (3.45%) Security Architect
6 1 (3.45%) Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) .NET
1 1 (3.45%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (31.03%) Windows
2 6 (20.69%) Linux
3 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (10.34%) UNIX
5 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (6.90%) Mac OS
5 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.45%) SUSE
6 1 (3.45%) Windows Vista
6 1 (3.45%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (27.59%) TOGAF
1 8 (27.59%) Network Design
2 7 (24.14%) ITIL
3 6 (20.69%) Enterprise Architecture
4 5 (17.24%) MODAF
4 5 (17.24%) Zachman Framework
5 4 (13.79%) Load Balancing
6 3 (10.34%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (6.90%) PRINCE2
7 2 (6.90%) BCP
7 2 (6.90%) Configuration Management
7 2 (6.90%) Project Management
7 2 (6.90%) Change Management
7 2 (6.90%) Migration
7 2 (6.90%) Business Continuity
7 2 (6.90%) Project Planning
7 2 (6.90%) Network Management
7 2 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (6.90%) Product Management
7 2 (6.90%) Business Continuity Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.34%) SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (72.41%) CCNP
3 20 (68.97%) CCNA
4 18 (62.07%) CCDP
5 10 (34.48%) Security Cleared
6 9 (31.03%) CCIE
7 6 (20.69%) JNCIS
8 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (13.79%) CCSA
9 4 (13.79%) CCSE
9 4 (13.79%) JNCIP
9 4 (13.79%) MCSE
9 4 (13.79%) JNCIA
10 3 (10.34%) CISSP
10 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared
10 3 (10.34%) MCSA
10 3 (10.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (6.90%) Degree
11 2 (6.90%) VCAP
11 2 (6.90%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (24.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (10.34%) Active Directory
3 2 (6.90%) Terminal Services
4 1 (3.45%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.45%) UAG
4 1 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (3.45%) Backup Exec
1 1 (3.45%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 25 (86.21%) Cisco
2 18 (62.07%) Juniper
3 12 (41.38%) VMware
4 8 (27.59%) CheckPoint
5 4 (13.79%) Nortel
5 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
5 4 (13.79%) Dell
6 3 (10.34%) F5
7 2 (6.90%) Remedy
8 1 (3.45%) McAfee
8 1 (3.45%) Symantec
8 1 (3.45%) Blue Coat
8 1 (3.45%) Sourcefire
8 1 (3.45%) Brocade
8 1 (3.45%) Fujitsu
8 1 (3.45%) IronPort
8 1 (3.45%) EMC
8 1 (3.45%) HP
8 1 (3.45%) Citrix
8 1 (3.45%) Red Hat