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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA)
Rank 580 558 521
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -37
Contract jobs citing CCDA 7 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.016% 0.022%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.060% 0.080% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 6
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£438 £550 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.45% +41.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £510 £361
10% offered a daily rate of more than £668 £590 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 - £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £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
11644 9954 8325
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.15% 19.61% 18.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 6740 5367 4429
Average daily rate £400 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £550 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £384 £351 £330
% change year-on-year
+9.39% +6.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 525 472 493
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.82% -29.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.52 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £41.40 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -33.96%

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 March 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 29 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 March 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 -8 7 £438 -20.45% 18
London +9 3 £581 +5.68% 4
South East -19 3 - - 3
Surrey - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 £338 - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £338 - 1
Leeds - 1 £338 - 1
East of England - - - - 2
City of London - - - -
North West - - - - 4
West Sussex - - - -
South West - - - - 3
Manchester - - - - 4
Reading - - - - 1
Reigate - - - -
Weybridge - - - -
Woking - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Essex - - - - 2
Bexhill-On-Sea - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Chelmsford - - - - 2
Dorking - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Horsham - - - -
Hounslow - - - -

CCDA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 26 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (88.46%) CCNA
3 22 (84.62%) Cisco
4 15 (57.69%) CCDP
4 15 (57.69%) CCNP
5 14 (53.85%) WAN
6 12 (46.15%) CCIE
7 9 (34.62%) LAN
8 8 (30.77%) Firewall
9 7 (26.92%) Juniper
10 6 (23.08%) Windows
10 6 (23.08%) VMware
10 6 (23.08%) Network Design
11 5 (19.23%) TOGAF
11 5 (19.23%) Wireless
11 5 (19.23%) CCDE
11 5 (19.23%) VPN
11 5 (19.23%) DNS
11 5 (19.23%) EMC
11 5 (19.23%) CCA
11 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (19.23%) CheckPoint
11 5 (19.23%) Cisco Nexus
12 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
12 4 (15.38%) TCP/IP
12 4 (15.38%) Linux
12 4 (15.38%) MCSE
12 4 (15.38%) ITIL
12 4 (15.38%) Cisco UCCE
12 4 (15.38%) Cisco ASA

CCDA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 (11.54%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.69%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.69%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (7.69%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) InfoPath
2 1 (3.85%) MS Office
2 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (53.85%) WAN
2 9 (34.62%) LAN
3 8 (30.77%) Firewall
4 5 (19.23%) Wireless
4 5 (19.23%) VPN
4 5 (19.23%) DNS
4 5 (19.23%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (15.38%) TCP/IP
6 3 (11.54%) Network Security
6 3 (11.54%) VoIP
6 3 (11.54%) SAN
7 2 (7.69%) MPLS
7 2 (7.69%) OSPF
7 2 (7.69%) BGP
7 2 (7.69%) EIGRP
7 2 (7.69%) VRRP
7 2 (7.69%) IPsec
7 2 (7.69%) SSL
7 2 (7.69%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (7.69%) PerformancePoint
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (11.54%) Retail
2 2 (7.69%) Publishing
2 2 (7.69%) Finance
3 1 (3.85%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (42.31%) Architect
2 5 (19.23%) Consultant
2 5 (19.23%) Network Engineer
2 5 (19.23%) Network Architect
2 5 (19.23%) Senior Network Architect
2 5 (19.23%) Lead Architect
2 5 (19.23%) Senior Architect
3 3 (11.54%) Cisco Consultant
3 3 (11.54%) Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Senior Network Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Network Consultant
4 2 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Network Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (7.69%) SharePoint Architect
4 2 (7.69%) Cisco Network Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Cisco Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) .NET
1 2 (7.69%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.85%) CSS
Operating Systems
1 6 (23.08%) Windows
2 4 (15.38%) Linux
3 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (7.69%) Mac OS
5 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.85%) UNIX
5 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.85%) SUSE
5 1 (3.85%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (23.08%) Network Design
2 5 (19.23%) TOGAF
3 4 (15.38%) ITIL
3 4 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (11.54%) Zachman Framework
4 3 (11.54%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (11.54%) Load Balancing
4 3 (11.54%) MODAF
5 2 (7.69%) Data Migration
5 2 (7.69%) Change Control
5 2 (7.69%) Business Continuity Planning
5 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2
5 2 (7.69%) BCP
5 2 (7.69%) Project Management
5 2 (7.69%) Service Delivery
5 2 (7.69%) Workflow
5 2 (7.69%) Migration
5 2 (7.69%) Business Continuity
6 1 (3.85%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.54%) SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (88.46%) CCNA
3 15 (57.69%) CCDP
3 15 (57.69%) CCNP
4 12 (46.15%) CCIE
5 5 (19.23%) CCA
5 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (19.23%) CCDE
6 4 (15.38%) MCSE
7 3 (11.54%) CISSP
8 2 (7.69%) MCSA
8 2 (7.69%) CCSA
8 2 (7.69%) CCVP
8 2 (7.69%) CCSE
8 2 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (7.69%) VCAP
8 2 (7.69%) VCP5
9 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
9 1 (3.85%) HP AIS
9 1 (3.85%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.69%) Terminal Services
2 2 (7.69%) UAG
3 1 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (3.85%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (3.85%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (3.85%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (3.85%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 22 (84.62%) Cisco
2 7 (26.92%) Juniper
3 6 (23.08%) VMware
4 5 (19.23%) EMC
4 5 (19.23%) CheckPoint
5 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
6 3 (11.54%) F5
7 2 (7.69%) Nokia
8 1 (3.85%) Red Hat
8 1 (3.85%) Blue Coat
8 1 (3.85%) SolarWinds
8 1 (3.85%) HP
8 1 (3.85%) Dell
8 1 (3.85%) Symantec
8 1 (3.85%) Remedy
8 1 (3.85%) McAfee
Feltham, Middlesex
QA Limited
Rate: £221.25 per week
Posted: 19 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
QA Limited
Rate: £221.25 per week
Posted: 19 days ago
Fleet, Hampshire
QA Limited
Rate: £288.38 per week
Posted: 19 days ago