The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco Certified Design Expert (CCDE)
Rank 618 657 634
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -23
Contract jobs citing CCDE 16 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.012% 0.002%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.15% 0.062% 0.009%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 1
Median daily rate £525 £650 £625
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.23% +4.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £500 -
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
10912 11255 10786
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.47% 19.29% 19.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 6805 6762 6131
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.18% +8.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 394 536 457
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.08 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +15.38%

CCDE
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing CCDE as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CCDE within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 2016.

CCDE Daily Rate Histogram 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 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCDE within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 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 +26 16 £525 -19.23% 2
London +17 11 £525 -30.00% 1
City of London - 10 £525 -
South East +9 2 £475 -5.00% 1
Hampshire +5 2 £475 -5.00% 1
East of England - 2 - -
Luton - 2 - -
Winchester - 2 £475 -
Bedfordshire - 2 - -

CCDE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing CCDE 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 CCDE.

1 20 (100.00%) Cisco
1 20 (100.00%) CCIE
1 20 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (80.00%) Firewall
3 15 (75.00%) Data Centre
4 14 (70.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 14 (70.00%) WAN
5 12 (60.00%) LAN
6 9 (45.00%) Finance
7 7 (35.00%) Network Architecture
8 6 (30.00%) CCNP
9 5 (25.00%) Internet
9 5 (25.00%) Banking
9 5 (25.00%) Palo Alto
10 4 (20.00%) F5
10 4 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 4 (20.00%) VMware
10 4 (20.00%) CCNA
11 3 (15.00%) CCDP
11 3 (15.00%) Juniper
11 3 (15.00%) ITIL
11 3 (15.00%) Windows
11 3 (15.00%) EIGRP
11 3 (15.00%) MPLS
11 3 (15.00%) Network Security
11 3 (15.00%) Cacti
11 3 (15.00%) Degree
11 3 (15.00%) SANS
12 2 (10.00%) NetScaler
12 2 (10.00%) FWSM

CCDE
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 2 (10.00%) Apache
1 2 (10.00%) CMS
1 2 (10.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.00%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (80.00%) Firewall
2 14 (70.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 14 (70.00%) WAN
3 12 (60.00%) LAN
4 5 (25.00%) Internet
5 3 (15.00%) EIGRP
5 3 (15.00%) MPLS
5 3 (15.00%) Network Security
6 2 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (10.00%) FWSM
6 2 (10.00%) HSRP
6 2 (10.00%) NetScaler
6 2 (10.00%) SAN
6 2 (10.00%) VPN
6 2 (10.00%) Wireless
7 1 (5.00%) DNS
7 1 (5.00%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (5.00%) NAS
7 1 (5.00%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) MySQL
2 1 (5.00%) Big Data
2 1 (5.00%) Hadoop
2 1 (5.00%) Informix
2 1 (5.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (5.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.00%) Hudson
1 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (5.00%) JIRA
1 1 (5.00%) Subversion
General
1 9 (45.00%) Finance
2 5 (25.00%) Banking
3 2 (10.00%) French Language
3 2 (10.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 13 (65.00%) Architect
2 10 (50.00%) Network Architect
3 6 (30.00%) Network Engineer
4 5 (25.00%) Consultant
4 5 (25.00%) Network Consultant
4 5 (25.00%) Senior Architect
4 5 (25.00%) Senior Consultant
4 5 (25.00%) Senior Network Architect
4 5 (25.00%) Senior Network Consultant
5 4 (20.00%) Cisco Architect
5 4 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
5 4 (20.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 4 (20.00%) Technical Architect
6 3 (15.00%) Network Support
6 3 (15.00%) Network Support Engineer
6 3 (15.00%) Support Engineer
6 3 (15.00%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (15.00%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (15.00%) Systems Support
6 3 (15.00%) Systems Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) LAMP
2 1 (5.00%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (5.00%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 15 (75.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.00%) CLARiiON
2 2 (10.00%) Enterprise Storage
2 2 (10.00%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (10.00%) IBM XIV
3 1 (5.00%) Clustering
3 1 (5.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.00%) Public Cloud
3 1 (5.00%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Windows
2 2 (10.00%) Linux
2 2 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Network Architecture
2 3 (15.00%) ITIL
3 2 (10.00%) Business Development
3 2 (10.00%) Capacity Management
3 2 (10.00%) ITIL V3
3 2 (10.00%) Network Design
3 2 (10.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (10.00%) Service Management
3 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (10.00%) Trend Analysis
4 1 (5.00%) Analytics
4 1 (5.00%) Budgeting and Forecasting
4 1 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (5.00%) DDoS Mitigation
4 1 (5.00%) High Availability
4 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
4 1 (5.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (5.00%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) Perl
1 2 (10.00%) PHP
2 1 (5.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (100.00%) CCIE
1 20 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (30.00%) CCNP
3 4 (20.00%) CCNA
4 3 (15.00%) CCDP
4 3 (15.00%) Degree
4 3 (15.00%) SANS
5 2 (10.00%) Chartered Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) MBA
5 2 (10.00%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (5.00%) CCA
6 1 (5.00%) CCSP
6 1 (5.00%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.00%) Docker
2 1 (5.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (5.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) Cacti
2 2 (10.00%) FortiGate
2 2 (10.00%) NetBackup
3 1 (5.00%) Ansible
3 1 (5.00%) Graphite
3 1 (5.00%) Nagios
3 1 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (5.00%) Opsview
3 1 (5.00%) Puppet
3 1 (5.00%) Salt
3 1 (5.00%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 20 (100.00%) Cisco
2 5 (25.00%) Palo Alto
3 4 (20.00%) F5
3 4 (20.00%) VMware
4 3 (15.00%) Juniper
5 2 (10.00%) CheckPoint
5 2 (10.00%) Citrix
5 2 (10.00%) EMC
5 2 (10.00%) Fortinet
5 2 (10.00%) HP
5 2 (10.00%) IBM
5 2 (10.00%) Meru Networks
5 2 (10.00%) Red Hat
5 2 (10.00%) Splunk
5 2 (10.00%) Veritas
6 1 (5.00%) Dell
6 1 (5.00%) FireEye
6 1 (5.00%) Riverbed
6 1 (5.00%) SolarWinds
6 1 (5.00%) Symantec