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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA)
Rank 589 589 552
Rank change year-on-year
0 -37
Contract jobs citing CCDA 19 14 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.034% 0.026% 0.018%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.18% 0.13% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 4
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£363 £400 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +8.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £370 £354
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £603 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £325 £369
% change year-on-year
+8.07% -11.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £50.00 - -
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
10432 10381 8954
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.64% 19.29% 18.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 6080 5953 4809
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 534 479 500
Average hourly rate £24.06 £19.00 £22.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.63% -15.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.22 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.10 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -9.09%

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
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 23 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 1 July 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 -13 19 £363 -9.37% 9
South East -11 7 £370 +48.00% 1
Berkshire +4 5 £400 -
East Midlands - 4 £363 - 2
London -11 3 £375 -14.28% 3
West Midlands -3 2 - -
Nottingham - 2 - - 1
Bracknell - 2 - -
Coventry - 2 - -
Leeds - 2 - - 1
West Yorkshire - 2 - - 1
Yorkshire - 2 - - 1
Nottinghamshire - 2 - - 1
Milton Keynes 0 1 - -
Buckinghamshire -2 1 - -
City of London -5 1 £375 -
Derbyshire - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £310 - 1
New Malden - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 £338 - 1
Derby - 1 - -
Guildford - 1 £310 - 1
East of England - 1 £338 - 1

CCDA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 30 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (86.67%) Cisco
2 26 (86.67%) CCNP
3 21 (70.00%) CCNA
4 19 (63.33%) CCDP
5 17 (56.67%) Juniper
6 12 (40.00%) WAN
7 11 (36.67%) LAN
7 11 (36.67%) Firewall
7 11 (36.67%) Security Cleared
8 10 (33.33%) DNS
8 10 (33.33%) CCIE
9 9 (30.00%) VPN
9 9 (30.00%) Windows
9 9 (30.00%) VMware
10 8 (26.67%) Cisco ASA
10 8 (26.67%) ITIL
10 8 (26.67%) TCP/IP
10 8 (26.67%) CheckPoint
11 7 (23.33%) Wireless
12 6 (20.00%) Network Design
12 6 (20.00%) Network Security
12 6 (20.00%) JNCIS
12 6 (20.00%) Data Centre
13 5 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
13 5 (16.67%) Telecoms
13 5 (16.67%) Linux
13 5 (16.67%) DHCP
14 4 (13.33%) Ethernet
14 4 (13.33%) HTTP

CCDA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 (6.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2000
2 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 12 (40.00%) WAN
2 11 (36.67%) LAN
2 11 (36.67%) Firewall
3 10 (33.33%) DNS
4 9 (30.00%) VPN
5 8 (26.67%) TCP/IP
5 8 (26.67%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (23.33%) Wireless
7 6 (20.00%) Network Security
8 5 (16.67%) DHCP
9 4 (13.33%) Ethernet
9 4 (13.33%) HTTP
9 4 (13.33%) ATM
9 4 (13.33%) MPLS
10 3 (10.00%) BGP
10 3 (10.00%) IPsec
10 3 (10.00%) 4G
10 3 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (10.00%) Cisco ISE
11 2 (6.67%) FWSM
General
1 5 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 3 (10.00%) Retail
3 1 (3.33%) Dutch Language
3 1 (3.33%) French Language
3 1 (3.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (36.67%) Network Engineer
2 5 (16.67%) Architect
2 5 (16.67%) Network Architect
3 4 (13.33%) Senior Network Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Network Designer
4 3 (10.00%) Designer
5 2 (6.67%) Security Designer
5 2 (6.67%) Voice Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) Data Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Network Specialist
6 1 (3.33%) Senior Network Architect
6 1 (3.33%) Network Security Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) Cisco Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) Lead Architect
6 1 (3.33%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Server Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Security Architect
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.33%) NHS
2 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (30.00%) Windows
2 5 (16.67%) Linux
3 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (10.00%) UNIX
4 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
6 1 (3.33%) SUSE
6 1 (3.33%) Windows Vista
6 1 (3.33%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (26.67%) ITIL
2 6 (20.00%) Network Design
3 4 (13.33%) Enterprise Architecture
3 4 (13.33%) TOGAF
4 3 (10.00%) Zachman Framework
4 3 (10.00%) Project Planning
4 3 (10.00%) Product Management
4 3 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (10.00%) MODAF
5 2 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (6.67%) Network Management
5 2 (6.67%) Load Balancing
5 2 (6.67%) eTOM
5 2 (6.67%) Change Management
5 2 (6.67%) PRINCE2
5 2 (6.67%) Configuration Management
6 1 (3.33%) Project Management
6 1 (3.33%) Service Management
6 1 (3.33%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (86.67%) CCNP
3 21 (70.00%) CCNA
4 19 (63.33%) CCDP
5 11 (36.67%) Security Cleared
6 10 (33.33%) CCIE
7 6 (20.00%) JNCIS
8 4 (13.33%) JNCIP
8 4 (13.33%) JNCIA
8 4 (13.33%) SC Cleared
9 3 (10.00%) CCSA
9 3 (10.00%) Degree
10 2 (6.67%) CCSE
10 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (3.33%) MCP
11 1 (3.33%) MCSE
11 1 (3.33%) MCSA
11 1 (3.33%) CCA
11 1 (3.33%) CISSP
System Software
1 5 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (3.33%) VMware ESX
3 1 (3.33%) XenApp
3 1 (3.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (3.33%) Backup Exec
1 1 (3.33%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 26 (86.67%) Cisco
2 17 (56.67%) Juniper
3 9 (30.00%) VMware
4 8 (26.67%) CheckPoint
5 4 (13.33%) Nortel
5 4 (13.33%) Dell
6 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
6 2 (6.67%) Citrix
6 2 (6.67%) Siemens
6 2 (6.67%) Brocade
6 2 (6.67%) SolarWinds
6 2 (6.67%) F5
6 2 (6.67%) Remedy
7 1 (3.33%) Fujitsu
7 1 (3.33%) IronPort
7 1 (3.33%) Sourcefire
7 1 (3.33%) Red Hat
7 1 (3.33%) Symantec
7 1 (3.33%) Nokia
7 1 (3.33%) Compaq
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