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 2 December 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA)
Rank 579 634 619
Rank change year-on-year
+55 -15
Contract jobs citing CCDA 49 11 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.098% 0.020% 0.033%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.47% 0.096% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 7 14
Median daily rate £400 £400 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £300 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 1
Median hourly rate £50.00 £50.00 £50.00
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
10337 11399 12016
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.60% 20.52% 20.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 6497 6882 6795
Median daily rate £410 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £255 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £391 £390 £373
% change year-on-year
+0.26% +4.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 465 564 568
Median hourly rate £27.50 £26.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.77% +51.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- +44.73%

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 2 December 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 30 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 2 December 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 +46 43 £320 -32.63% 9
London +6 13 £500 - 3
West Midlands - 13 £450 - 1
South East - 8 £300 - 3
New Malden -6 6 - -
Hampshire - 6 £298 - 2
Solihull - 6 - -
Birmingham - 5 - -
Winchester - 5 £300 -
North West +10 4 - -
Manchester +6 4 - -
Channel Islands - 3 £413 -
Guernsey - 3 £413 -
Jersey - 3 £413 -
South West +11 2 £185 -53.75%
Yorkshire - 2 - -
Devon - 2 £185 -
Exeter - 2 £185 -
City of London - 1 £400 - 1
Reading - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 £450 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £400 -
Coventry - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 £450 -
Erskine - 1 £400 -
Sheffield - 1 - -
Warwick - 1 £450 -
Leeds - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -

CCDA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 December 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 78 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 67 (85.90%) Cisco
3 64 (82.05%) CCNA
4 51 (65.38%) WAN
5 46 (58.97%) CCNP
6 42 (53.85%) LAN
7 36 (46.15%) Firewall
8 30 (38.46%) CCDP
9 29 (37.18%) VPN
10 28 (35.90%) Juniper
11 27 (34.62%) Network Design
12 26 (33.33%) Wireless
13 22 (28.21%) Microsoft
13 22 (28.21%) Data Centre
14 21 (26.92%) Security Cleared
15 20 (25.64%) ITIL
16 19 (24.36%) CheckPoint
16 19 (24.36%) SC Cleared
16 19 (24.36%) Network Security
17 18 (23.08%) Cisco ASA
18 17 (21.79%) Load Balancing
19 16 (20.51%) F5
20 15 (19.23%) CCIE
20 15 (19.23%) VoIP
20 15 (19.23%) Telecoms
21 14 (17.95%) Cisco Wireless
22 13 (16.67%) Unified Communications
22 13 (16.67%) VMware
22 13 (16.67%) DNS
22 13 (16.67%) SQL

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 4 (5.13%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.28%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.28%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (10.26%) MS Visio
2 7 (8.97%) MS Excel
3 4 (5.13%) MS Office
4 3 (3.85%) MS Project
5 1 (1.28%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.28%) Office 365
1 1 (1.28%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 51 (65.38%) WAN
2 42 (53.85%) LAN
3 36 (46.15%) Firewall
4 29 (37.18%) VPN
5 26 (33.33%) Wireless
6 19 (24.36%) Network Security
7 18 (23.08%) Cisco ASA
8 15 (19.23%) VoIP
9 14 (17.95%) Cisco Wireless
10 13 (16.67%) DNS
10 13 (16.67%) Unified Communications
11 12 (15.38%) DHCP
11 12 (15.38%) TCP/IP
12 11 (14.10%) MPLS
13 10 (12.82%) Cisco Nexus
13 10 (12.82%) NetScaler
14 8 (10.26%) HTTP
15 7 (8.97%) Ethernet
15 7 (8.97%) IP Telephony
15 7 (8.97%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.97%) SQL Server
General
1 15 (19.23%) Telecoms
2 5 (6.41%) Finance
3 3 (3.85%) Automotive
3 3 (3.85%) Banking
3 3 (3.85%) Legal
4 2 (2.56%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.56%) Military
5 1 (1.28%) Retail
Job Titles
1 50 (64.10%) Network Engineer
2 25 (32.05%) Cisco Engineer
2 25 (32.05%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 9 (11.54%) Designer
3 9 (11.54%) Network Designer
4 8 (10.26%) Senior Network Engineer
5 6 (7.69%) Juniper Engineer
6 5 (6.41%) Architect
6 5 (6.41%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
6 5 (6.41%) IP Network Engineer
6 5 (6.41%) Network Architect
6 5 (6.41%) Network Support
6 5 (6.41%) Network Support Engineer
6 5 (6.41%) Senior Cisco Engineer
6 5 (6.41%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
6 5 (6.41%) Support Engineer
6 5 (6.41%) Wireless Engineer
6 5 (6.41%) Wireless Network Engineer
7 4 (5.13%) Analyst
7 4 (5.13%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.97%) CSS
2 5 (6.41%) Web Services
3 2 (2.56%) 802.1X
3 2 (2.56%) XMPP
4 1 (1.28%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 22 (28.21%) Data Centre
2 9 (11.54%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.85%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.85%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.85%) NHS
4 2 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.56%) Replication
4 2 (2.56%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.28%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 12 (15.38%) Windows
2 10 (12.82%) Linux
3 9 (11.54%) Windows Server
4 7 (8.97%) SUSE
4 7 (8.97%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (8.97%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (3.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (34.62%) Network Design
2 20 (25.64%) ITIL
3 17 (21.79%) Load Balancing
4 12 (15.38%) Migration
5 11 (14.10%) Network Architecture
6 10 (12.82%) Network Management
7 8 (10.26%) Network Monitoring
7 8 (10.26%) Project Management
8 6 (7.69%) PRINCE2
8 6 (7.69%) Problem Management
8 6 (7.69%) Service Management
9 5 (6.41%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (6.41%) Service Delivery
10 3 (3.85%) Change Control
10 3 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (3.85%) Incident Management
10 3 (3.85%) Information Security
10 3 (3.85%) Network Optimisation
10 3 (3.85%) Network Planning
11 2 (2.56%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 78 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 64 (82.05%) CCNA
3 46 (58.97%) CCNP
4 30 (38.46%) CCDP
5 21 (26.92%) Security Cleared
6 19 (24.36%) SC Cleared
7 15 (19.23%) CCIE
8 11 (14.10%) JNCIA
9 10 (12.82%) CCVP
10 8 (10.26%) JNCIP
10 8 (10.26%) JNCIS
11 5 (6.41%) CCSA
11 5 (6.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 4 (5.13%) MCSE
12 4 (5.13%) Microsoft Certification
13 3 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (2.56%) CNA
14 2 (2.56%) CNE
14 2 (2.56%) MCSA
14 2 (2.56%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.85%) SLA
2 1 (1.28%) HIPAA
System Software
1 7 (8.97%) VMware ESXi
1 7 (8.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (7.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (3.85%) FortiGate
2 2 (2.56%) Cisco CME
2 2 (2.56%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (2.56%) Cisco UCCX
2 2 (2.56%) Netcool
2 2 (2.56%) SCCM
2 2 (2.56%) SCOM
2 2 (2.56%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 67 (85.90%) Cisco
2 28 (35.90%) Juniper
3 22 (28.21%) Microsoft
4 19 (24.36%) CheckPoint
5 16 (20.51%) F5
6 13 (16.67%) VMware
7 11 (14.10%) Citrix
8 8 (10.26%) Nokia
9 7 (8.97%) Dell
9 7 (8.97%) Palo Alto
9 7 (8.97%) Red Hat
9 7 (8.97%) Riverbed
10 6 (7.69%) Avaya
10 6 (7.69%) Huawei
11 5 (6.41%) Aruba
11 5 (6.41%) Fortinet
11 5 (6.41%) Nortel
12 3 (3.85%) Brocade
12 3 (3.85%) HP
12 3 (3.85%) Meraki
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