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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP)
Rank 534 520 516
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -4
Contract jobs citing CCDP 49 33 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.096% 0.069% 0.052%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.48% 0.36% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 11 12
Average daily rate
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£431 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.21% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £350 £255
% change year-on-year
+17.14% +37.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £180.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +323.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £180.00 -

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
10280 9096 7991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.15% 18.89% 17.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 5979 4931 4211
Average daily rate £396 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.60% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £225 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 471 411 548
Average hourly rate £19.45 £19.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.36% -20.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.82 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £44.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -30.00%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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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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 -1 49 £431 +23.21% 19
South East +2 18 £450 +4.34% 2
London +2 14 £438 +45.83% 6
Berkshire +6 8 - -
West Midlands +5 8 £375 +7.14% 1
Kent - 7 £450 -
Reading +10 6 - -
West Yorkshire -3 5 £350 +16.66% 3
Yorkshire -4 5 £350 +16.66% 3
Leeds -10 3 £338 +12.50% 1
Buckinghamshire - 3 £425 -
Milton Keynes - 3 £425 -
Hertfordshire - 3 £600 -
East of England - 3 £600 - 2
North West -12 1 £440 - 1
Herefordshire - 1 £350 -
Manchester - 1 £440 - 1
Maidstone - - - -
Reigate - - - -
Southampton - - - -
West Malling - - - -
Weybridge - - - -
Woking - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Devon - - - -
Essex - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - - 2

CCDP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 131 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 123 (93.89%) Cisco
3 103 (78.63%) CCNP
4 67 (51.15%) CCNA
5 65 (49.62%) WAN
6 58 (44.27%) LAN
7 49 (37.40%) Firewall
8 45 (34.35%) Network Design
9 44 (33.59%) Cisco Nexus
9 44 (33.59%) BGP
10 43 (32.82%) CCIE
11 40 (30.53%) Cisco ASA
12 36 (27.48%) F5
13 33 (25.19%) OSPF
14 30 (22.90%) MPLS
15 27 (20.61%) Juniper
15 27 (20.61%) ITIL
16 26 (19.85%) VPN
16 26 (19.85%) Load Balancing
17 24 (18.32%) Network Security
18 22 (16.79%) Network Management
19 20 (15.27%) HP
20 19 (14.50%) CCIP
20 19 (14.50%) VoIP
20 19 (14.50%) WLAN
20 19 (14.50%) Telecoms
20 19 (14.50%) CheckPoint
21 17 (12.98%) CCDA
22 16 (12.21%) Security Cleared
23 15 (11.45%) SC Cleared

CCDP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 4 (3.05%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.53%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (1.53%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.53%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.53%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (2.29%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.53%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.53%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.76%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.53%) Office 365
1 2 (1.53%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 65 (49.62%) WAN
2 58 (44.27%) LAN
3 49 (37.40%) Firewall
4 44 (33.59%) Cisco Nexus
4 44 (33.59%) BGP
5 40 (30.53%) Cisco ASA
6 33 (25.19%) OSPF
7 30 (22.90%) MPLS
8 26 (19.85%) VPN
9 24 (18.32%) Network Security
10 19 (14.50%) VoIP
10 19 (14.50%) WLAN
11 15 (11.45%) TCP/IP
12 14 (10.69%) EIGRP
13 13 (9.92%) IPsec
14 11 (8.40%) Unified Communications
15 10 (7.63%) Wireless
15 10 (7.63%) Ethernet
15 10 (7.63%) BIG-IP
15 10 (7.63%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.53%) SQL Server
1 2 (1.53%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (1.53%) PerformancePoint
1 2 (1.53%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (1.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (1.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 19 (14.50%) Telecoms
2 10 (7.63%) Finance
2 10 (7.63%) Retail
3 7 (5.34%) Banking
4 2 (1.53%) Publishing
5 1 (0.76%) German Language
5 1 (0.76%) Legal
Job Titles
1 47 (35.88%) Network Engineer
2 36 (27.48%) Architect
3 26 (19.85%) Design Engineer
4 20 (15.27%) Network Architect
5 19 (14.50%) Consultant
6 17 (12.98%) Network Design Engineer
7 15 (11.45%) Senior Architect
7 15 (11.45%) Network Consultant
8 14 (10.69%) Senior Network Architect
9 13 (9.92%) Cisco Engineer
10 12 (9.16%) Solutions Architect
11 11 (8.40%) Network Manager
12 7 (5.34%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 6 (4.58%) Network Administrator
13 6 (4.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 6 (4.58%) Administrator
13 6 (4.58%) Lead Architect
14 5 (3.82%) Network Security Manager
14 5 (3.82%) Security Manager
14 5 (3.82%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.53%) CSS
1 2 (1.53%) .NET
1 2 (1.53%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.58%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (3.05%) Mobile Banking
3 3 (2.29%) PKI
4 2 (1.53%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.76%) Life Science
5 1 (0.76%) Open Source
5 1 (0.76%) Social Media
5 1 (0.76%) NHS
5 1 (0.76%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 13 (9.92%) Linux
2 9 (6.87%) Windows
3 6 (4.58%) UNIX
4 5 (3.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (3.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (3.05%) Android
6 2 (1.53%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (34.35%) Network Design
2 27 (20.61%) ITIL
3 26 (19.85%) Load Balancing
4 22 (16.79%) Network Management
5 11 (8.40%) Service Delivery
6 10 (7.63%) Migration
7 9 (6.87%) Network Architecture
7 9 (6.87%) Project Management
8 7 (5.34%) Technical Architecture
8 7 (5.34%) Enterprise Architecture
8 7 (5.34%) Network Monitoring
9 6 (4.58%) PRINCE2
9 6 (4.58%) WAN Optimisation
9 6 (4.58%) TOGAF
10 5 (3.82%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (3.82%) Kalman Filter
10 5 (3.82%) Mentoring
11 4 (3.05%) Protective Monitoring
11 4 (3.05%) Validation
11 4 (3.05%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (6.87%) Lisp
2 2 (1.53%) SQL
3 1 (0.76%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 131 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 103 (78.63%) CCNP
3 67 (51.15%) CCNA
4 43 (32.82%) CCIE
5 19 (14.50%) CCIP
6 17 (12.98%) CCDA
7 16 (12.21%) Security Cleared
8 15 (11.45%) SC Cleared
8 15 (11.45%) Microsoft Certification
8 15 (11.45%) MCSE
9 14 (10.69%) CCVP
10 10 (7.63%) CCSP
10 10 (7.63%) MCITP
11 8 (6.11%) CCDE
12 7 (5.34%) CCSE
12 7 (5.34%) MCSA
12 7 (5.34%) CCSA
13 6 (4.58%) RHCE
13 6 (4.58%) CISSP
14 5 (3.82%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.87%) SLA
2 5 (3.82%) QA
2 5 (3.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (3.05%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (4.58%) Firmware
2 5 (3.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.29%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.53%) Terminal Services
4 2 (1.53%) UAG
5 1 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (7.63%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (5.34%) SolarWinds Orion
2 7 (5.34%) CiscoWorks
2 7 (5.34%) OPNET
3 1 (0.76%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.76%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 123 (93.89%) Cisco
2 36 (27.48%) F5
3 27 (20.61%) Juniper
4 20 (15.27%) HP
5 19 (14.50%) CheckPoint
6 13 (9.92%) EMC
6 13 (9.92%) Microsoft
6 13 (9.92%) Nokia
7 12 (9.16%) BMC
7 12 (9.16%) SolarWinds
7 12 (9.16%) TippingPoint
8 11 (8.40%) Riverbed
8 11 (8.40%) VMware
9 7 (5.34%) Blue Coat
9 7 (5.34%) Mercator
10 6 (4.58%) Websense
10 6 (4.58%) Tandberg
11 5 (3.82%) Apple
11 5 (3.82%) Motorola
11 5 (3.82%) IBM
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