The first table below looks at the demand for CCDE in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CCDE over the 3 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Certified Design Expert (CCDE)
Rank 584 537 570
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +33
Contract jobs citing CCDE 3 1 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.002% 0.017%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.028% 0.012% 0.095%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 4
Average daily rate £600 - £475
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £463
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10620 8654 10474
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.46% 18.14% 17.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 6031 4604 5392
Average daily rate £375 £370 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% -4.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £538 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £355
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -2.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 529 468 574
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.90 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.67% +13.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £51.50 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £24.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -

CCDE
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CCDE within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

CCDE Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

CCDE
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing CCDE within the UK.

CCDE Daily Rate Trend in the UK

CCDE
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing CCDE within the UK.

CCDE Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

CCDE
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 CCDE within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -46 3 £600 - 2
South East - 2 - -
London -12 1 £600 -
Oxford - - - -
Reigate - - - -
Rickmansworth - - - -
Staines - - - -
Woking - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 2
Yorkshire - - - - 2
City of London - - - -
South West - - - -
East of England - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Dorking - - - -
Epsom - - - -
Esher - - - -
Leatherhead - - - -
Leeds - - - - 2

CCDE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing CCDE 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 CCDE.

1 6 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (83.33%) CCIE
2 5 (83.33%) Cisco
3 4 (66.67%) Firewall
4 3 (50.00%) Cisco PIX
4 3 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (50.00%) CheckPoint
5 2 (33.33%) OSPF
5 2 (33.33%) VPN
5 2 (33.33%) VoIP
5 2 (33.33%) CCNP
5 2 (33.33%) CCDA
5 2 (33.33%) CCDP
5 2 (33.33%) CCA
5 2 (33.33%) IPsec
5 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
5 2 (33.33%) Load Balancing
5 2 (33.33%) FWSM
6 1 (16.67%) Finance
6 1 (16.67%) Validation
6 1 (16.67%) VMware
6 1 (16.67%) Network Security
6 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (16.67%) Wireless
6 1 (16.67%) Network Architecture
6 1 (16.67%) Network Management
6 1 (16.67%) Unified Communications
6 1 (16.67%) F5
6 1 (16.67%) LTE
6 1 (16.67%) Riverbed

CCDE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing CCDE 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 CCDE. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) Firewall
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco PIX
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (33.33%) IPsec
3 2 (33.33%) VPN
3 2 (33.33%) VoIP
3 2 (33.33%) OSPF
3 2 (33.33%) FWSM
4 1 (16.67%) BGP
4 1 (16.67%) WAN
4 1 (16.67%) SNMP
4 1 (16.67%) DNS
4 1 (16.67%) SAN
4 1 (16.67%) MPLS
4 1 (16.67%) UMTS
4 1 (16.67%) Wireless
4 1 (16.67%) LTE
4 1 (16.67%) Unified Communications
4 1 (16.67%) Network Security
General
1 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Design Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Architect
1 2 (33.33%) IP Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Network Security Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Author
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Author
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Security Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Security Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Network Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Expert
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Consultant
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 1 (16.67%) Network Architecture
2 1 (16.67%) Network Management
2 1 (16.67%) Validation
2 1 (16.67%) Network Design
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (83.33%) CCIE
3 2 (33.33%) CCNP
3 2 (33.33%) CCDA
3 2 (33.33%) CCDP
3 2 (33.33%) CCA
4 1 (16.67%) CCIP
4 1 (16.67%) CCVP
4 1 (16.67%) Degree
4 1 (16.67%) VCDX
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco
2 3 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (16.67%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) Redback
3 1 (16.67%) Riverbed
3 1 (16.67%) F5
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) Juniper
3 1 (16.67%) Nokia