The table below looks at the statistics for CCDP in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CCDP over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP)
Rank 518 500 551
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +51
Contract jobs citing CCDP 77 78 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.15% 0.079%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.73% 0.83% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 34 12
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£400 £350 £391
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -10.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £223 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £441 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £305 £390
% change year-on-year
+8.19% -21.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Average hourly rate - £24.00 £24.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £24.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.09%

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
10583 9372 10095
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.78% 17.58% 17.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 5994 5137 5169
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 449 485 631
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.11 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.49% -8.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.91 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

CCDP
Jobs Demand Trend

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

CCDP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

CCDP
Daily Rate Trend

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

CCDP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

CCDP
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CCDP within the UK over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

CCDP Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

CCDP
Hourly Rate Trend

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

CCDP Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

CCDP
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 CCDP within the UK over the 3 months to 22 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -25 75 £400 +29.03% 25
London +32 35 £419 +11.66% 13
South East -7 13 £253 -30.34% 2
Berkshire +11 11 £253 -20.78% 1
East of England -34 11 £338 +32.35% 2
Yorkshire +11 10 £350 -10.82% 4
West Yorkshire +17 9 £338 -14.01% 2
Leeds +16 9 £338 -14.01% 2
Bedfordshire -11 7 £300 - 1
City of London +31 5 £475 +35.71% 1
Bedford 0 5 £319 +6.25%
West Midlands -27 4 £330 -8.96% 3
Reading +15 2 £255 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £569 - 1
East Midlands +2 1 £463 -
North West 0 1 - - 1
Northamptonshire -1 1 £463 -
Shropshire -7 1 £330 -4.34% 1
South Yorkshire - 1 £430 -
Manchester - 1 - - 1
Northampton - 1 £463 -
Doncaster - 1 £430 -
Wales - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 - -
South West - - - - 2
Wiltshire - - - -
North Wales - - - -
Scotland - - - -
Lothian - - - -
Hook - - - -

CCDP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing CCDP 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 CCDP.

1 118 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 109 (92.37%) Cisco
3 90 (76.27%) CCNP
4 55 (46.61%) LAN
5 52 (44.07%) CCIE
5 52 (44.07%) WAN
6 51 (43.22%) Firewall
7 49 (41.53%) Juniper
8 40 (33.90%) BGP
8 40 (33.90%) Network Design
9 37 (31.36%) OSPF
10 36 (30.51%) Cisco ASA
10 36 (30.51%) F5
11 34 (28.81%) CheckPoint
12 33 (27.97%) MPLS
13 28 (23.73%) Cisco Nexus
14 27 (22.88%) Network Management
15 26 (22.03%) VoIP
16 25 (21.19%) VPN
16 25 (21.19%) Network Security
17 22 (18.64%) Check Point Certification
18 20 (16.95%) Wireless
19 19 (16.10%) IPsec
19 19 (16.10%) CCNA
19 19 (16.10%) Cisco PIX
20 18 (15.25%) SNMP
21 17 (14.41%) CCSP
21 17 (14.41%) Load Balancing
22 16 (13.56%) PCI DSS
22 16 (13.56%) CCDA

CCDP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing CCDP 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 CCDP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (6.78%) Apache
Applications
1 7 (5.93%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.54%) MS Office
2 3 (2.54%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.85%) MS Project
3 1 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 55 (46.61%) LAN
2 52 (44.07%) WAN
3 51 (43.22%) Firewall
4 40 (33.90%) BGP
5 37 (31.36%) OSPF
6 36 (30.51%) Cisco ASA
7 33 (27.97%) MPLS
8 28 (23.73%) Cisco Nexus
9 26 (22.03%) VoIP
10 25 (21.19%) VPN
10 25 (21.19%) Network Security
11 20 (16.95%) Wireless
12 19 (16.10%) IPsec
12 19 (16.10%) Cisco PIX
13 18 (15.25%) SNMP
14 15 (12.71%) TCP/IP
14 15 (12.71%) WLAN
14 15 (12.71%) FWSM
15 12 (10.17%) EIGRP
16 10 (8.47%) DNS
General
1 16 (13.56%) Finance
2 14 (11.86%) Telecoms
3 8 (6.78%) Retail
4 7 (5.93%) Banking
5 3 (2.54%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.69%) German Language
6 2 (1.69%) Publishing
6 2 (1.69%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.85%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 33 (27.97%) Network Engineer
2 30 (25.42%) Architect
3 23 (19.49%) Consultant
4 19 (16.10%) Network Architect
5 15 (12.71%) Design Engineer
6 12 (10.17%) Security Engineer
7 11 (9.32%) Solutions Architect
7 11 (9.32%) IP Engineer
8 10 (8.47%) Network Consultant
9 9 (7.63%) Cisco Engineer
10 8 (6.78%) Pre Sales Consultant
11 7 (5.93%) Sales Consultant
11 7 (5.93%) Network Security Engineer
12 6 (5.08%) Security Consultant
12 6 (5.08%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 5 (4.24%) Network Security Consultant
13 5 (4.24%) Senior Security Engineer
13 5 (4.24%) Network Design Engineer
14 4 (3.39%) Senior Design Engineer
14 4 (3.39%) Senior IP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.54%) CSS
2 1 (0.85%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.39%) FlexPod
2 1 (0.85%) Management Information System
2 1 (0.85%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (0.85%) Computer Science
2 1 (0.85%) SecurID
2 1 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.24%) Windows
2 3 (2.54%) Linux
3 2 (1.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (33.90%) Network Design
2 27 (22.88%) Network Management
3 17 (14.41%) Load Balancing
4 11 (9.32%) Risk Assessment
4 11 (9.32%) Network Architecture
5 9 (7.63%) Change Control
6 8 (6.78%) Migration
7 7 (5.93%) Project Management
7 7 (5.93%) Service Delivery
8 6 (5.08%) Change Management
8 6 (5.08%) ITIL
9 5 (4.24%) Demand Forecasting
9 5 (4.24%) WAN Optimisation
10 4 (3.39%) Low Latency
10 4 (3.39%) Problem Management
10 4 (3.39%) Validation
11 3 (2.54%) Zachman Framework
11 3 (2.54%) TOGAF
11 3 (2.54%) MODAF
11 3 (2.54%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.54%) Lisp
1 3 (2.54%) C
Qualifications
1 118 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 90 (76.27%) CCNP
3 52 (44.07%) CCIE
4 22 (18.64%) Check Point Certification
5 19 (16.10%) CCNA
6 17 (14.41%) CCSP
7 16 (13.56%) CCDA
7 16 (13.56%) CISSP
8 14 (11.86%) Security Cleared
9 9 (7.63%) CCIP
9 9 (7.63%) CCSA
9 9 (7.63%) CCVP
10 8 (6.78%) JNCIP
11 6 (5.08%) Degree
11 6 (5.08%) JNCIE
12 5 (4.24%) CCSE
12 5 (4.24%) JNCIS
12 5 (4.24%) SC Cleared
13 3 (2.54%) DV Cleared
13 3 (2.54%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (13.56%) PCI DSS
2 4 (3.39%) QA
3 1 (0.85%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (8.47%) FortiGate
2 8 (6.78%) Cisco CUCM
3 5 (4.24%) SolarWinds Orion
4 3 (2.54%) OPNET
Vendors
1 109 (92.37%) Cisco
2 49 (41.53%) Juniper
3 36 (30.51%) F5
4 34 (28.81%) CheckPoint
5 15 (12.71%) HP
6 10 (8.47%) Redback
6 10 (8.47%) Nokia
7 8 (6.78%) TippingPoint
7 8 (6.78%) Blue Coat
7 8 (6.78%) BMC
8 7 (5.93%) Radware
8 7 (5.93%) Riverbed
9 6 (5.08%) Microsoft
10 5 (4.24%) Websense
10 5 (4.24%) SolarWinds
10 5 (4.24%) Aruba
11 4 (3.39%) Ericsson
12 3 (2.54%) Motorola
13 2 (1.69%) Brocade
13 2 (1.69%) Fortinet
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