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 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP)
Rank 547 540 509
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -31
Contract jobs citing CCDP 60 42 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.080% 0.085%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.58% 0.41% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 14 8
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.65% +16.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £259 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £461
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 8
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £40.00

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
10329 10256 8594
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.07% 19.48% 18.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 5893 5990 4605
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 511 531 468
Average hourly rate £24.12 £20.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.60% -13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -20.00%

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 May 2015.

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 May 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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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 -12 55 £380 -9.25% 19
South East -16 12 £388 +38.39% 5
London -8 11 £399 -8.85% 4
Yorkshire - 9 £350 - 1
West Yorkshire - 8 £350 -
Berkshire -6 7 £400 +26.98% 1
Leeds - 7 £350 -
West Midlands -5 6 £275 -35.29% 2
North West -21 6 £475 - 1
East of England +7 5 £425 -10.52% 2
Buckinghamshire +5 5 £355 +42.00% 2
Hounslow - 5 £413 - 1
Merseyside - 5 £313 -
Milton Keynes +5 4 £375 +50.00%
Reading +6 3 - - 1
Cambridge - 3 - -
Coventry - 3 - -
Cambridgeshire - 3 - -
Wirral - 3 £313 -
East Midlands - 3 £425 - 2
Birmingham -6 2 - - 1
Northampton - 2 £425 -
Northamptonshire - 2 £425 -
City of London +9 1 £325 -
Bedfordshire +1 1 £375 -21.05% 2
Cheshire -12 1 £475 - 1
Cumbria - 1 £475 -
Denbighshire - 1 £413 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £475 -
North Yorkshire - 1 - -

CCDP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

1 116 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 110 (94.83%) Cisco
3 96 (82.76%) CCNP
4 57 (49.14%) WAN
5 54 (46.55%) LAN
5 54 (46.55%) Cisco ASA
6 51 (43.97%) Firewall
7 50 (43.10%) Juniper
8 45 (38.79%) Cisco Nexus
9 44 (37.93%) CCIE
10 43 (37.07%) F5
11 40 (34.48%) CCNA
12 39 (33.62%) MPLS
13 36 (31.03%) Network Design
14 35 (30.17%) BGP
15 33 (28.45%) VPN
16 32 (27.59%) Security Cleared
17 27 (23.28%) OSPF
18 25 (21.55%) Network Security
19 24 (20.69%) EIGRP
20 23 (19.83%) Telecoms
21 22 (18.97%) Wireless
21 22 (18.97%) Load Balancing
22 21 (18.10%) CheckPoint
23 20 (17.24%) VMware
23 20 (17.24%) TCP/IP
23 20 (17.24%) SC Cleared
24 19 (16.38%) Network Management
24 19 (16.38%) WLAN
24 19 (16.38%) ITIL

CCDP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 1 (0.86%) SharePoint
1 1 (0.86%) MS Exchange
1 1 (0.86%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (0.86%) WebSphere
1 1 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (2.59%) MS Excel
1 3 (2.59%) MS Office
2 2 (1.72%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.86%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.86%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 57 (49.14%) WAN
2 54 (46.55%) LAN
2 54 (46.55%) Cisco ASA
3 51 (43.97%) Firewall
4 45 (38.79%) Cisco Nexus
5 39 (33.62%) MPLS
6 35 (30.17%) BGP
7 33 (28.45%) VPN
8 27 (23.28%) OSPF
9 25 (21.55%) Network Security
10 24 (20.69%) EIGRP
11 22 (18.97%) Wireless
12 20 (17.24%) TCP/IP
13 19 (16.38%) WLAN
14 17 (14.66%) VoIP
15 14 (12.07%) HSRP
16 13 (11.21%) VLAN
17 12 (10.34%) Ethernet
17 12 (10.34%) VRRP
18 11 (9.48%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.86%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (0.86%) PerformancePoint
1 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 23 (19.83%) Telecoms
2 9 (7.76%) Retail
3 7 (6.03%) Finance
4 1 (0.86%) Legal
4 1 (0.86%) Publishing
4 1 (0.86%) Dutch Language
4 1 (0.86%) French Language
4 1 (0.86%) German Language
4 1 (0.86%) Banking
Job Titles
1 53 (45.69%) Network Engineer
2 24 (20.69%) Architect
3 19 (16.38%) Network Architect
4 18 (15.52%) Design Engineer
5 16 (13.79%) Consultant
6 15 (12.93%) Network Consultant
7 12 (10.34%) Network Design Engineer
8 9 (7.76%) Network Designer
8 9 (7.76%) Designer
8 9 (7.76%) Cisco Engineer
9 8 (6.90%) Network Specialist
10 6 (5.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 5 (4.31%) Security Consultant
11 5 (4.31%) IP Engineer
11 5 (4.31%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
11 5 (4.31%) Network Security Consultant
11 5 (4.31%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 4 (3.45%) Senior Network Architect
12 4 (3.45%) Senior Architect
12 4 (3.45%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.86%) OCX
1 1 (0.86%) .NET
1 1 (0.86%) CSS
1 1 (0.86%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.03%) PKI
2 5 (4.31%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.59%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.72%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.86%) Handset
5 1 (0.86%) IVR
5 1 (0.86%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.86%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 11 (9.48%) Linux
2 6 (5.17%) Windows
3 4 (3.45%) UNIX
4 1 (0.86%) Mac OS
4 1 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (31.03%) Network Design
2 22 (18.97%) Load Balancing
3 19 (16.38%) Network Management
3 19 (16.38%) ITIL
4 12 (10.34%) Enterprise Architecture
5 11 (9.48%) Migration
5 11 (9.48%) Service Delivery
6 10 (8.62%) Validation
7 9 (7.76%) Protective Monitoring
8 6 (5.17%) TOGAF
8 6 (5.17%) Technical Architecture
8 6 (5.17%) Network Architecture
9 5 (4.31%) Risk Assessment
9 5 (4.31%) Project Management
9 5 (4.31%) Network Monitoring
10 4 (3.45%) Zachman Framework
10 4 (3.45%) MODAF
10 4 (3.45%) Reverse Engineering
11 3 (2.59%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (2.59%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (9.48%) Lisp
2 2 (1.72%) SQL
3 1 (0.86%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.86%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 116 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 96 (82.76%) CCNP
3 44 (37.93%) CCIE
4 40 (34.48%) CCNA
5 32 (27.59%) Security Cleared
6 20 (17.24%) SC Cleared
7 17 (14.66%) CCDA
8 15 (12.93%) CCIP
9 11 (9.48%) CCSP
10 9 (7.76%) JNCIS
10 9 (7.76%) CCSE
11 8 (6.90%) Degree
11 8 (6.90%) DV Cleared
12 7 (6.03%) CCVP
12 7 (6.03%) CISSP
12 7 (6.03%) JNCIP
13 6 (5.17%) JNCIE
14 5 (4.31%) Check Point Certification
14 5 (4.31%) Microsoft Certification
14 5 (4.31%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.62%) SLA
2 6 (5.17%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.86%) QA
System Software
1 7 (6.03%) Firmware
2 6 (5.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.45%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.86%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.86%) UAG
Systems Management
1 11 (9.48%) OPNET
2 5 (4.31%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (1.72%) FortiGate
3 2 (1.72%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (1.72%) CiscoWorks
4 1 (0.86%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (0.86%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 110 (94.83%) Cisco
2 50 (43.10%) Juniper
3 43 (37.07%) F5
4 21 (18.10%) CheckPoint
5 20 (17.24%) VMware
6 17 (14.66%) HP
7 12 (10.34%) Blue Coat
8 11 (9.48%) BMC
8 11 (9.48%) TippingPoint
9 9 (7.76%) Citrix
9 9 (7.76%) Riverbed
10 7 (6.03%) Fortinet
11 6 (5.17%) Nokia
12 5 (4.31%) Radware
12 5 (4.31%) Motorola
12 5 (4.31%) Nortel
12 5 (4.31%) Microsoft
12 5 (4.31%) Redback
13 4 (3.45%) Aruba
13 4 (3.45%) Mercator