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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA)
Rank 601 601 569
Rank change year-on-year
0 -32
Contract jobs citing CCDA 24 15 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.041% 0.027% 0.036%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.22% 0.14% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 6
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£475 £400 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% +8.47%
UK excluding London average daily rate £339 £330 £369
% change year-on-year
+2.65% -10.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £28.66 £50.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.69% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £50.00 -

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
11120 10486 9247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.98% 18.86% 17.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 6676 5963 5076
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 527 434 478
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.50 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

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 28 August 2015.

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 14 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 28 August 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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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 -3 24 £475 +18.75% 9
London +21 16 £475 +18.75% 2
West Midlands - 3 - -
City of London +5 2 £465 -
South East -18 2 £340 - 3
East Midlands - 2 - - 1
Solihull - 2 - -
Nottingham - 2 - -
Nottinghamshire - 2 - -
Berkshire - 2 £340 -
Birmingham - 1 - -
East of England - 1 £338 - 1
Bracknell - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 £338 -

CCDA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 45 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 41 (91.11%) CCNP
3 40 (88.89%) Cisco
4 32 (71.11%) CCNA
5 27 (60.00%) Firewall
6 25 (55.56%) Juniper
7 24 (53.33%) CheckPoint
8 23 (51.11%) CCIE
8 23 (51.11%) DNS
9 19 (42.22%) CCDP
10 17 (37.78%) WAN
10 17 (37.78%) TCP/IP
11 16 (35.56%) DHCP
11 16 (35.56%) Network Security
12 15 (33.33%) LAN
13 13 (28.89%) CCSA
14 12 (26.67%) Wireless
14 12 (26.67%) SQL
14 12 (26.67%) Windows
14 12 (26.67%) VPN
14 12 (26.67%) BGP
14 12 (26.67%) Security Cleared
15 11 (24.44%) OSPF
15 11 (24.44%) CCIP
16 10 (22.22%) EIGRP
16 10 (22.22%) SNA
17 9 (20.00%) SNMP
17 9 (20.00%) ITIL
17 9 (20.00%) Radware
17 9 (20.00%) VMware

CCDA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 2 (4.44%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2000
2 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2013
Communications & Networking
1 27 (60.00%) Firewall
2 23 (51.11%) DNS
3 17 (37.78%) TCP/IP
3 17 (37.78%) WAN
4 16 (35.56%) DHCP
4 16 (35.56%) Network Security
5 15 (33.33%) LAN
6 12 (26.67%) VPN
6 12 (26.67%) Wireless
6 12 (26.67%) BGP
7 11 (24.44%) OSPF
8 10 (22.22%) EIGRP
8 10 (22.22%) SNA
9 9 (20.00%) SNMP
9 9 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (13.33%) Cisco IOS
10 6 (13.33%) ATM
10 6 (13.33%) MPLS
11 4 (8.89%) Ethernet
11 4 (8.89%) HTTP
General
1 5 (11.11%) Telecoms
2 4 (8.89%) Retail
3 2 (4.44%) Local Government
3 2 (4.44%) Publishing
4 1 (2.22%) Finance
4 1 (2.22%) Dutch Language
4 1 (2.22%) French Language
Job Titles
1 23 (51.11%) Network Engineer
2 6 (13.33%) Senior Network Engineer
3 5 (11.11%) Architect
3 5 (11.11%) Network Security Engineer
3 5 (11.11%) Security Engineer
4 4 (8.89%) Network Architect
4 4 (8.89%) Cisco Engineer
4 4 (8.89%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Network Designer
5 3 (6.67%) Network Specialist
5 3 (6.67%) Designer
6 2 (4.44%) Data Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Security Designer
6 2 (4.44%) Voice Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Communications Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Network Consultant
6 2 (4.44%) Consultant
7 1 (2.22%) Security Consultant
7 1 (2.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.67%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.22%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 6 (13.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.22%) NHS
3 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 12 (26.67%) Windows
2 6 (13.33%) Linux
3 4 (8.89%) UNIX
4 3 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.22%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.22%) SUSE
6 1 (2.22%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.00%) ITIL
1 9 (20.00%) Network Design
1 9 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
2 7 (15.56%) Network Management
3 6 (13.33%) Configuration Management
4 5 (11.11%) TOGAF
4 5 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (8.89%) MODAF
5 4 (8.89%) Zachman Framework
6 3 (6.67%) Project Planning
6 3 (6.67%) Migration
6 3 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (6.67%) Load Balancing
6 3 (6.67%) Product Management
6 3 (6.67%) DDoS Mitigation
6 3 (6.67%) Security Hardening
7 2 (4.44%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (4.44%) Service Delivery
7 2 (4.44%) Change Management
7 2 (4.44%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 12 (26.67%) SQL
2 5 (11.11%) Perl
2 5 (11.11%) Python
2 5 (11.11%) Ruby
3 3 (6.67%) Tcl
3 3 (6.67%) JavaScript
3 3 (6.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 45 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 41 (91.11%) CCNP
3 32 (71.11%) CCNA
4 23 (51.11%) CCIE
5 19 (42.22%) CCDP
6 13 (28.89%) CCSA
7 12 (26.67%) Security Cleared
8 11 (24.44%) CCIP
9 6 (13.33%) JNCIS
9 6 (13.33%) SC Cleared
10 4 (8.89%) JNCIP
10 4 (8.89%) JNCIA
11 3 (6.67%) Degree
12 2 (4.44%) CCSE
12 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 1 (2.22%) MCSE
13 1 (2.22%) MCSA
13 1 (2.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 1 (2.22%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.44%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.44%) ProxySG
2 2 (4.44%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.22%) VMware ESX
3 1 (2.22%) XenApp
3 1 (2.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (2.22%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 40 (88.89%) Cisco
2 25 (55.56%) Juniper
3 24 (53.33%) CheckPoint
4 9 (20.00%) Radware
4 9 (20.00%) VMware
4 9 (20.00%) Akamai
5 7 (15.56%) Nortel
6 5 (11.11%) F5
7 4 (8.89%) Dell
8 3 (6.67%) 3Com
8 3 (6.67%) Remedy
8 3 (6.67%) Microsoft
8 3 (6.67%) Fortinet
9 2 (4.44%) SolarWinds
9 2 (4.44%) Citrix
9 2 (4.44%) Nokia
9 2 (4.44%) Siemens
9 2 (4.44%) Brocade
9 2 (4.44%) Blue Coat
10 1 (2.22%) Sourcefire
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