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 3 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA)
Rank 604 602 566
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -36
Contract jobs citing CCDA 24 12 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.042% 0.022% 0.023%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.22% 0.12% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 6
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£465 £400 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.25% +8.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £400 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £600 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £400 £369
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +8.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £28.66 - -
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
10820 10399 9085
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.00% 19.00% 17.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 6473 5837 4876
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £525 £529
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 518 455 501
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -9.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.75 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.00 £44.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.31% -9.52%

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 3 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 15 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 3 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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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 £465 +16.25% 8
London -10 15 £475 +13.43% 1
East Midlands - 4 £363 - 1
South East - 3 £340 - 4
Berkshire - 3 £340 - 1
City of London -13 2 £465 -
Bracknell - 2 - -
Nottingham - 2 - -
Nottinghamshire - 2 - -
West Midlands +5 1 - -
East of England - 1 £338 -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Derbyshire - 1 - -
Derby - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 £338 -

CCDA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 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 44 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 40 (90.91%) Cisco
3 39 (88.64%) CCNP
4 29 (65.91%) CCNA
5 26 (59.09%) Firewall
6 23 (52.27%) CheckPoint
7 22 (50.00%) Juniper
7 22 (50.00%) DNS
8 21 (47.73%) CCIE
9 19 (43.18%) CCDP
10 16 (36.36%) TCP/IP
10 16 (36.36%) WAN
10 16 (36.36%) LAN
10 16 (36.36%) Network Security
11 15 (34.09%) DHCP
12 12 (27.27%) VPN
12 12 (27.27%) Windows
12 12 (27.27%) CCSA
13 11 (25.00%) Wireless
13 11 (25.00%) SQL
13 11 (25.00%) BGP
13 11 (25.00%) Security Cleared
14 10 (22.73%) OSPF
14 10 (22.73%) CCIP
15 9 (20.45%) EIGRP
15 9 (20.45%) ITIL
15 9 (20.45%) SNA
15 9 (20.45%) VMware
15 9 (20.45%) Cisco ASA
16 8 (18.18%) Akamai

CCDA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 (4.55%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2000
2 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 26 (59.09%) Firewall
2 22 (50.00%) DNS
3 16 (36.36%) LAN
3 16 (36.36%) WAN
3 16 (36.36%) TCP/IP
3 16 (36.36%) Network Security
4 15 (34.09%) DHCP
5 12 (27.27%) VPN
6 11 (25.00%) BGP
6 11 (25.00%) Wireless
7 10 (22.73%) OSPF
8 9 (20.45%) Cisco ASA
8 9 (20.45%) EIGRP
8 9 (20.45%) SNA
9 8 (18.18%) SNMP
10 6 (13.64%) Cisco IOS
11 4 (9.09%) BIG-IP
11 4 (9.09%) MPLS
11 4 (9.09%) Ethernet
11 4 (9.09%) HTTP
General
1 5 (11.36%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.82%) Retail
3 2 (4.55%) Local Government
3 2 (4.55%) Publishing
4 1 (2.27%) Finance
4 1 (2.27%) Dutch Language
4 1 (2.27%) French Language
Job Titles
1 21 (47.73%) Network Engineer
2 6 (13.64%) Senior Network Engineer
3 4 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
3 4 (9.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 4 (9.09%) Architect
3 4 (9.09%) Network Security Engineer
3 4 (9.09%) Security Engineer
3 4 (9.09%) Network Architect
4 3 (6.82%) Network Specialist
4 3 (6.82%) Designer
4 3 (6.82%) Consultant
4 3 (6.82%) Analyst
4 3 (6.82%) Network Designer
5 2 (4.55%) Network Consultant
5 2 (4.55%) Data Analyst
5 2 (4.55%) Security Designer
5 2 (4.55%) Voice Analyst
5 2 (4.55%) Communications Engineer
6 1 (2.27%) Citrix Engineer
6 1 (2.27%) Network Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.82%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.27%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.18%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 6 (13.64%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.27%) NHS
3 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 12 (27.27%) Windows
2 5 (11.36%) Linux
3 4 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (6.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (6.82%) UNIX
4 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.27%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.27%) SUSE
6 1 (2.27%) Windows Vista
6 1 (2.27%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.45%) ITIL
2 8 (18.18%) Network Monitoring
3 7 (15.91%) Network Design
4 6 (13.64%) Configuration Management
5 5 (11.36%) Network Management
6 4 (9.09%) TOGAF
6 4 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (6.82%) Project Planning
7 3 (6.82%) MODAF
7 3 (6.82%) Zachman Framework
7 3 (6.82%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (6.82%) Product Management
7 3 (6.82%) DDoS Mitigation
7 3 (6.82%) Security Hardening
8 2 (4.55%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (4.55%) Load Balancing
8 2 (4.55%) eTOM
8 2 (4.55%) PRINCE2
8 2 (4.55%) Service Delivery
8 2 (4.55%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (25.00%) SQL
2 5 (11.36%) Perl
2 5 (11.36%) Python
2 5 (11.36%) Ruby
3 3 (6.82%) Tcl
3 3 (6.82%) JavaScript
3 3 (6.82%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 44 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (88.64%) CCNP
3 29 (65.91%) CCNA
4 21 (47.73%) CCIE
5 19 (43.18%) CCDP
6 12 (27.27%) CCSA
7 11 (25.00%) Security Cleared
8 10 (22.73%) CCIP
9 6 (13.64%) JNCIS
10 4 (9.09%) JNCIP
10 4 (9.09%) JNCIA
10 4 (9.09%) SC Cleared
11 3 (6.82%) Degree
12 2 (4.55%) CCSE
12 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (2.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 1 (2.27%) CISSP
13 1 (2.27%) MCP
13 1 (2.27%) MCSE
13 1 (2.27%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (11.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.55%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.55%) ProxySG
2 2 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.27%) VMware ESX
3 1 (2.27%) XenApp
3 1 (2.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (2.27%) Backup Exec
1 1 (2.27%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 40 (90.91%) Cisco
2 23 (52.27%) CheckPoint
3 22 (50.00%) Juniper
4 9 (20.45%) VMware
5 8 (18.18%) Radware
5 8 (18.18%) Akamai
6 7 (15.91%) Nortel
7 6 (13.64%) F5
8 4 (9.09%) Microsoft
8 4 (9.09%) Dell
9 3 (6.82%) Remedy
9 3 (6.82%) 3Com
9 3 (6.82%) Fortinet
10 2 (4.55%) Brocade
10 2 (4.55%) SolarWinds
10 2 (4.55%) Blue Coat
10 2 (4.55%) Citrix
10 2 (4.55%) Nokia
10 2 (4.55%) Siemens
11 1 (2.27%) Red Hat