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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP)
Rank 576 625 560
Rank change year-on-year
+49 -65
Contract jobs citing CCDP 73 45 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.078% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.67% 0.40% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 32 50
Median daily rate £425 £400 £402
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -0.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £316 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £461 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £400 £344
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +16.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
Median hourly rate £46.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 - -

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
10894 11305 11428
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.59% 19.50% 19.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 6733 6816 6331
Median daily rate £400 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £255 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 535 482
Median hourly rate £27.50 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.96 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.00 £47.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.88 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.27% +19.37%

CCDP
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing CCDP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCDP within the UK over the 3 months to 25 September 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 +49 68 £425 +6.25% 14
West Midlands -6 17 £500 +53.84% 2
London +15 16 £380 +26.66% 3
South East +14 14 £463 +23.33% 6
Hampshire - 10 £475 - 4
Winchester - 8 £475 -
City of London +22 7 £350 - 2
Shropshire - 6 - -
East of England +15 5 £450 +5.88% 1
Yorkshire +12 5 £378 +0.66% 2
Telford - 5 - -
Staffordshire - 5 £500 -
West Yorkshire +10 4 £378 -5.62% 2
Hertfordshire 0 4 £450 +5.88%
Stafford - 4 - -
Derbyshire - 4 £250 -
East Midlands - 4 £250 -
South West +16 3 - -
Hertford - 3 £450 -
Bristol - 3 - -
North West +17 2 - -
Leeds +4 2 £375 - 2
Manchester -5 2 - -
Birmingham -5 2 - -
Bradford - 2 £380 -
Buckinghamshire +23 1 £400 - 1
Milton Keynes +14 1 £400 - 1
Crawley +12 1 £501 +33.46%
Berkshire +7 1 £350 -4.10%
West Sussex +1 1 £501 +33.46%

CCDP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing CCDP 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 CCDP.

1 144 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 135 (93.75%) Cisco
3 129 (89.58%) CCNP
4 78 (54.17%) Firewall
5 72 (50.00%) LAN
6 69 (47.92%) WAN
7 65 (45.14%) CCNA
8 64 (44.44%) CCIE
9 59 (40.97%) CheckPoint
10 51 (35.42%) Data Centre
11 50 (34.72%) Wireless
12 41 (28.47%) Cisco ASA
13 40 (27.78%) BGP
14 38 (26.39%) Network Design
15 35 (24.31%) VoIP
16 34 (23.61%) TCP/IP
17 33 (22.92%) Network Security
18 32 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
19 30 (20.83%) SC Cleared
19 30 (20.83%) Security Cleared
19 30 (20.83%) VPN
20 25 (17.36%) Network Management
21 23 (15.97%) CCDA
21 23 (15.97%) Juniper
22 21 (14.58%) OSPF
23 20 (13.89%) MPLS
23 20 (13.89%) ITIL
23 20 (13.89%) F5
24 19 (13.19%) Windows
25 17 (11.81%) Finance

CCDP
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 3 (2.08%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.39%) IIS
3 1 (0.69%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (4.17%) MS Excel
1 6 (4.17%) MS Office
2 5 (3.47%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.08%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.08%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 78 (54.17%) Firewall
2 72 (50.00%) LAN
3 69 (47.92%) WAN
4 50 (34.72%) Wireless
5 41 (28.47%) Cisco ASA
6 40 (27.78%) BGP
7 35 (24.31%) VoIP
8 34 (23.61%) TCP/IP
9 33 (22.92%) Network Security
10 32 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
11 30 (20.83%) VPN
12 21 (14.58%) OSPF
13 20 (13.89%) MPLS
14 12 (8.33%) Cisco Wireless
14 12 (8.33%) IPsec
15 11 (7.64%) Internet
15 11 (7.64%) Multicast
15 11 (7.64%) VLAN
15 11 (7.64%) Wi-Fi
16 10 (6.94%) DNS
Development Applications
1 4 (2.78%) JIRA
1 4 (2.78%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 17 (11.81%) Finance
2 13 (9.03%) Telecoms
3 10 (6.94%) Banking
4 7 (4.86%) Financial Institution
5 5 (3.47%) Legal
6 4 (2.78%) Law
6 4 (2.78%) Retail
7 3 (2.08%) Military
8 2 (1.39%) Billing
8 2 (1.39%) Electronics
8 2 (1.39%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.39%) Marketing
9 1 (0.69%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 96 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 41 (28.47%) Cisco Engineer
3 39 (27.08%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 18 (12.50%) Senior Network Engineer
5 15 (10.42%) Architect
5 15 (10.42%) VoIP Engineer
6 13 (9.03%) Design Engineer
6 13 (9.03%) Network Design Engineer
7 12 (8.33%) Voice Engineer
8 11 (7.64%) Consultant
8 11 (7.64%) Senior Cisco Engineer
8 11 (7.64%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
9 10 (6.94%) Voice Network Engineer
10 9 (6.25%) Cisco Design Engineer
10 9 (6.25%) Designer
10 9 (6.25%) Network Architect
11 8 (5.56%) Administrator
11 8 (5.56%) Network Administrator
11 8 (5.56%) Network Designer
12 7 (4.86%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.86%) CSS
2 5 (3.47%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 51 (35.42%) Data Centre
2 8 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 7 (4.86%) CESG
3 7 (4.86%) Hedge funds
4 4 (2.78%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.39%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.39%) DataPower
6 1 (0.69%) BBC
6 1 (0.69%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.69%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 19 (13.19%) Windows
2 5 (3.47%) Windows Server
3 4 (2.78%) Linux
4 2 (1.39%) Unix
4 2 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (26.39%) Network Design
2 25 (17.36%) Network Management
3 20 (13.89%) ITIL
4 16 (11.11%) Load Balancing
5 15 (10.42%) Change Management
5 15 (10.42%) Migration
6 13 (9.03%) Change Control
7 9 (6.25%) Information Security
7 9 (6.25%) ISMS
8 8 (5.56%) Information Assurance
8 8 (5.56%) Information Security Management
8 8 (5.56%) Network Monitoring
8 8 (5.56%) Security Management
8 8 (5.56%) Service Delivery
9 7 (4.86%) Data Protection
9 7 (4.86%) Presales
9 7 (4.86%) Risk Management
10 6 (4.17%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
10 6 (4.17%) Project Management
10 6 (4.17%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.08%) C
2 2 (1.39%) SQL
Qualifications
1 144 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 129 (89.58%) CCNP
3 65 (45.14%) CCNA
4 64 (44.44%) CCIE
5 30 (20.83%) SC Cleared
5 30 (20.83%) Security Cleared
6 23 (15.97%) CCDA
7 9 (6.25%) CCSP
7 9 (6.25%) CISM
7 9 (6.25%) CISSP
7 9 (6.25%) JNCIP
8 8 (5.56%) JNCIA
9 7 (4.86%) CCVP
10 6 (4.17%) CCSE
11 5 (3.47%) CCIP
11 5 (3.47%) CCSA
12 4 (2.78%) Degree
13 2 (1.39%) CCA
14 1 (0.69%) Citrix Certification
14 1 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (5.56%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 7 (4.86%) JSP 440
3 7 (4.86%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.69%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (3.47%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.39%) Firmware
4 1 (0.69%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (6.94%) Cisco Prime
2 8 (5.56%) Cisco UCCX
3 7 (4.86%) Cisco CUCM
4 5 (3.47%) FortiGate
5 4 (2.78%) SolarWinds Orion
6 2 (1.39%) HP UCMDB
6 2 (1.39%) OPNET
7 1 (0.69%) Nessus
Vendors
1 135 (93.75%) Cisco
2 59 (40.97%) CheckPoint
3 23 (15.97%) Juniper
4 20 (13.89%) F5
5 15 (10.42%) Palo Alto
5 15 (10.42%) Remedy
6 14 (9.72%) HP
6 14 (9.72%) NICE Systems
6 14 (9.72%) VMware
7 9 (6.25%) BT
7 9 (6.25%) Meraki
8 8 (5.56%) Aruba
8 8 (5.56%) Fujitsu
8 8 (5.56%) Nokia
8 8 (5.56%) Sourcefire
9 7 (4.86%) Dell
9 7 (4.86%) Fortinet
9 7 (4.86%) IronPort
9 7 (4.86%) Microsoft
10 5 (3.47%) BMC