The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications currently tracked.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA)
Rank 582 558 559
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +1
Contract jobs citing CCDA 12 12 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.023% 0.043%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.12% 0.13% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 6
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£400 £369 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.47% -10.60%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £369 £425
% change year-on-year
+8.47% -13.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £32.50
Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10392 9080 9867
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.99% 17.76% 17.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 5835 4871 5100
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 455 501 614
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% -2.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.00 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.97 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%

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 31 July 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCDA within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2014. 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 -26 12 £400 +8.47% 11
London - 11 £419 - 3
West Midlands -22 1 £400 +12.28%
City of London - 1 - - 2
North Wales - - - -
North West - - - - 3
South East - - - - 2
South Wales - - - -
South West - - - - 2
Wales - - - -
Basildon - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1
Filton - - - - 1
East of England - - - -
Hook - - - -
Manchester - - - - 3
Sheffield - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Stockport - - - - 1
Swindon - - - -
Wrexham - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - - 2
Hampshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1

CCDA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 28 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (92.86%) Cisco
3 17 (60.71%) CCNA
3 17 (60.71%) CCDP
4 14 (50.00%) Wireless
4 14 (50.00%) LAN
5 13 (46.43%) CCNP
6 11 (39.29%) Juniper
6 11 (39.29%) Firewall
7 9 (32.14%) HP
7 9 (32.14%) CCIE
8 8 (28.57%) Telecoms
8 8 (28.57%) Degree
9 7 (25.00%) Network Security
9 7 (25.00%) Finance
9 7 (25.00%) C
10 6 (21.43%) VoIP
11 5 (17.86%) CheckPoint
11 5 (17.86%) F5
12 4 (14.29%) Wireless Security
12 4 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (14.29%) Nokia
12 4 (14.29%) VPN
13 3 (10.71%) TCP/IP
13 3 (10.71%) WAN
13 3 (10.71%) Ethernet
13 3 (10.71%) ITIL
13 3 (10.71%) SC Cleared
13 3 (10.71%) Security Cleared
13 3 (10.71%) Retail

CCDA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Project
1 1 (3.57%) MS Office
1 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.57%) MS Visio
1 1 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 14 (50.00%) LAN
1 14 (50.00%) Wireless
2 11 (39.29%) Firewall
3 7 (25.00%) Network Security
4 6 (21.43%) VoIP
5 4 (14.29%) VPN
5 4 (14.29%) Wireless Security
5 4 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (10.71%) TCP/IP
6 3 (10.71%) WAN
6 3 (10.71%) Ethernet
7 2 (7.14%) PPP
7 2 (7.14%) SAN
7 2 (7.14%) OSPF
7 2 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (7.14%) Cisco PIX
8 1 (3.57%) HSRP
8 1 (3.57%) Multicast
8 1 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (3.57%) WAAS
General
1 8 (28.57%) Telecoms
2 7 (25.00%) Finance
3 3 (10.71%) Retail
4 2 (7.14%) Dutch Language
5 1 (3.57%) Retail Banking
5 1 (3.57%) Law
5 1 (3.57%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (53.57%) Consultant
2 8 (28.57%) Network Engineer
3 5 (17.86%) Architect
4 4 (14.29%) Sales Consultant
4 4 (14.29%) Senior Network Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) Pre Sales Consultant
5 3 (10.71%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Lead Architect
5 3 (10.71%) Network Architect
5 3 (10.71%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Network Consultant
6 2 (7.14%) Change Consultant
6 2 (7.14%) Technical Consultant
6 2 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (7.14%) Cisco Technical Consultant
6 2 (7.14%) Senior Network Architect
6 2 (7.14%) Cisco Consultant
6 2 (7.14%) Senior Architect
7 1 (3.57%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Security Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) CSS
2 1 (3.57%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (10.71%) ITIL
2 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2
2 2 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (7.14%) Zachman Framework
2 2 (7.14%) TOGAF
2 2 (7.14%) Network Design
2 2 (7.14%) MODAF
2 2 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (7.14%) Network Management
3 1 (3.57%) Change Control
3 1 (3.57%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (3.57%) Time Management
3 1 (3.57%) Incident Management
3 1 (3.57%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (3.57%) Project Management
3 1 (3.57%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.00%) C
Qualifications
1 28 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (60.71%) CCNA
2 17 (60.71%) CCDP
3 13 (46.43%) CCNP
4 9 (32.14%) CCIE
5 8 (28.57%) Degree
6 3 (10.71%) SC Cleared
6 3 (10.71%) Security Cleared
7 2 (7.14%) CCVP
8 1 (3.57%) JNCIA
8 1 (3.57%) JNCIE
8 1 (3.57%) Check Point Certification
8 1 (3.57%) CCSA
8 1 (3.57%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 26 (92.86%) Cisco
2 11 (39.29%) Juniper
3 9 (32.14%) HP
4 5 (17.86%) CheckPoint
4 5 (17.86%) F5
5 4 (14.29%) Nokia
6 2 (7.14%) Nortel
6 2 (7.14%) McAfee
6 2 (7.14%) Blue Coat
6 2 (7.14%) SonicWALL
7 1 (3.57%) Riverbed
7 1 (3.57%) Brocade
7 1 (3.57%) BT
7 1 (3.57%) Remedy
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