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 27 September 2016 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA)
Rank 633 637 628
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -9
Contract jobs citing CCDA 24 24 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.045% 0.042% 0.024%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.22% 0.21% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 11
Median daily rate £325 £465 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.10% +16.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £308 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £475 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £323 £319 £330
% change year-on-year
+1.17% -3.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Median hourly rate £50.00 £28.66 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+74.48% -42.69%
UK excluding London median 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
11004 11168 11309
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.56% 19.52% 19.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 6795 6733 6258
Median daily rate £400 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £254 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 382 526 481
Median hourly rate £27.50 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.77 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.40 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.89% +18.75%

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 27 September 2016.

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 28 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 27 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +28 22 £323 -32.10% 9
West Midlands -20 5 - - 3
London -18 4 £380 -20.00% 1
Yorkshire - 4 £300 -
West Yorkshire - 4 £300 -
Solihull +2 3 - - 2
Leeds - 3 £300 -
South West +8 2 £338 -15.62%
Gloucestershire +4 2 £338 -15.62%
New Malden - 2 - -
Winchester - 2 £308 -
Hampshire - 2 £308 - 3
South East - 2 £308 - 5
North West +16 1 - -
East of England +5 1 - -
Manchester -3 1 - -
Birmingham -7 1 - -
Coventry - 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £400 -
North East - 1 £400 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £400 -
Erskine - 1 £400 -
Bradford - 1 - -
Brentwood - 1 - -
Gloucester - 1 £350 -
Renfrewshire - 1 £400 -
Scotland - 1 £400 -
Essex - 1 - -

CCDA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, 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 54 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 44 (81.48%) Cisco
3 41 (75.93%) CCNA
4 40 (74.07%) CCNP
5 34 (62.96%) WAN
6 29 (53.70%) LAN
7 25 (46.30%) Firewall
8 23 (42.59%) CCDP
9 21 (38.89%) Wireless
10 20 (37.04%) VPN
11 18 (33.33%) Juniper
11 18 (33.33%) CCIE
11 18 (33.33%) F5
12 17 (31.48%) Data Centre
13 15 (27.78%) Cisco ASA
13 15 (27.78%) Network Design
14 13 (24.07%) Network Security
14 13 (24.07%) Cisco Nexus
15 12 (22.22%) Security Cleared
15 12 (22.22%) Load Balancing
15 12 (22.22%) CheckPoint
16 11 (20.37%) MPLS
16 11 (20.37%) Windows
16 11 (20.37%) VMware
16 11 (20.37%) SC Cleared
16 11 (20.37%) Cisco Wireless
17 10 (18.52%) Microsoft
17 10 (18.52%) VoIP
18 9 (16.67%) Linux
18 9 (16.67%) Network Monitoring

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 1 (1.85%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (1.85%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.85%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (9.26%) MS Visio
2 4 (7.41%) MS Excel
3 3 (5.56%) MS Project
4 1 (1.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.85%) Office 365
1 1 (1.85%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 34 (62.96%) WAN
2 29 (53.70%) LAN
3 25 (46.30%) Firewall
4 21 (38.89%) Wireless
5 20 (37.04%) VPN
6 15 (27.78%) Cisco ASA
7 13 (24.07%) Cisco Nexus
7 13 (24.07%) Network Security
8 11 (20.37%) Cisco Wireless
8 11 (20.37%) MPLS
9 10 (18.52%) VoIP
10 8 (14.81%) BGP
10 8 (14.81%) TCP/IP
11 7 (12.96%) DHCP
11 7 (12.96%) DNS
12 5 (9.26%) VLAN
13 4 (7.41%) Cisco PIX
13 4 (7.41%) NetScaler
13 4 (7.41%) SNMP
13 4 (7.41%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (9.26%) Telecoms
2 4 (7.41%) Finance
3 3 (5.56%) Automotive
3 3 (5.56%) Banking
3 3 (5.56%) Legal
3 3 (5.56%) Retail
4 2 (3.70%) Military
Job Titles
1 38 (70.37%) Network Engineer
2 18 (33.33%) Cisco Engineer
2 18 (33.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 6 (11.11%) Architect
3 6 (11.11%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
3 6 (11.11%) Network Support
3 6 (11.11%) Network Support Engineer
3 6 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 6 (11.11%) Wireless Engineer
3 6 (11.11%) Wireless Network Engineer
4 5 (9.26%) Designer
4 5 (9.26%) Network Designer
5 3 (5.56%) Design Engineer
5 3 (5.56%) LAN Engineer
5 3 (5.56%) Network Architect
5 3 (5.56%) Network Design Engineer
5 3 (5.56%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 3 (5.56%) Senior Network Engineer
5 3 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (5.56%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.26%) CSS
2 3 (5.56%) 802.1X
3 2 (3.70%) ELK Stack
3 2 (3.70%) Web Services
4 1 (1.85%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 17 (31.48%) Data Centre
2 6 (11.11%) Computer Science
3 4 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.41%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.70%) Blog
5 1 (1.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 11 (20.37%) Windows
2 9 (16.67%) Linux
3 4 (7.41%) Windows Server
4 3 (5.56%) Unix
5 2 (3.70%) CentOS
5 2 (3.70%) Fedora
5 2 (3.70%) SUSE
5 2 (3.70%) Ubuntu
5 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (27.78%) Network Design
2 12 (22.22%) Load Balancing
3 9 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
4 8 (14.81%) Network Management
5 6 (11.11%) ITIL
5 6 (11.11%) Migration
6 5 (9.26%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (7.41%) Project Management
8 3 (5.56%) Network Optimisation
8 3 (5.56%) Network Planning
8 3 (5.56%) TOGAF
9 2 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (3.70%) Application Performance Management
9 2 (3.70%) Capacity Planning
9 2 (3.70%) DevOps
9 2 (3.70%) Infrastructure Management
9 2 (3.70%) Network Architecture
9 2 (3.70%) Performance Management
9 2 (3.70%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (3.70%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.96%) SQL
Qualifications
1 54 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 41 (75.93%) CCNA
3 40 (74.07%) CCNP
4 23 (42.59%) CCDP
5 18 (33.33%) CCIE
6 12 (22.22%) Security Cleared
7 11 (20.37%) SC Cleared
8 6 (11.11%) CCVP
9 5 (9.26%) JNCIA
10 4 (7.41%) Degree
10 4 (7.41%) JNCIS
11 3 (5.56%) JNCIP
12 1 (1.85%) CCA
12 1 (1.85%) CCSA
12 1 (1.85%) Citrix Certification
12 1 (1.85%) GSEC
12 1 (1.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.56%) HIPAA
2 1 (1.85%) MiFID
System Software
1 5 (9.26%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (5.56%) FortiGate
2 2 (3.70%) Ansible
2 2 (3.70%) Netcool
2 2 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (3.70%) SCCM
2 2 (3.70%) SCOM
2 2 (3.70%) Terraform
2 2 (3.70%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 44 (81.48%) Cisco
2 18 (33.33%) F5
2 18 (33.33%) Juniper
3 12 (22.22%) CheckPoint
4 11 (20.37%) VMware
5 10 (18.52%) Microsoft
6 8 (14.81%) Citrix
7 6 (11.11%) Fortinet
8 5 (9.26%) Aruba
8 5 (9.26%) Palo Alto
9 4 (7.41%) Nokia
9 4 (7.41%) Riverbed
9 4 (7.41%) Sourcefire
10 3 (5.56%) Brocade
10 3 (5.56%) HP
10 3 (5.56%) Huawei
10 3 (5.56%) IronPort
10 3 (5.56%) Meraki
11 2 (3.70%) New Relic
11 2 (3.70%) ScanSafe
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