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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP)
Rank 575 534 509
Rank change year-on-year
-41 -25
Contract jobs citing CCDP 50 82 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.085% 0.15% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.45% 0.78% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 48 31
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£375 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £305 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £503 £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £330 £305
% change year-on-year
+13.63% +8.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
11120 10486 9247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.98% 18.86% 17.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 6676 5963 5076
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 527 434 478
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.50 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -46 46 £375 -6.25% 17
South East -10 22 £375 +48.51% 2
Oxfordshire - 12 £400 -
London -14 6 £388 -11.42% 5
West Midlands 0 5 £338 +2.27% 2
Berkshire -10 5 £353 +39.60%
Yorkshire -35 4 £375 +7.14%
West Sussex - 4 £375 -
Oxford - 4 £323 -
Crawley - 4 £375 -
Wales -2 3 £363 -
East Midlands -5 3 £403 -12.97% 1
South Wales -7 3 £363 -
Cardiff - 3 £363 -
South Yorkshire -16 2 £319 -25.87%
Manchester -18 2 £438 - 1
North West -30 2 £438 - 1
Warwickshire - 2 - -
Nottinghamshire - 2 - -
Sheffield - 2 £319 -
Warwick - 2 - -
Slough - 2 £365 -
Nottingham - 2 - -
Birmingham +5 1 - - 1
City of London 0 1 - - 2
Hertfordshire 0 1 £475 -20.83% 1
East of England -8 1 £475 +38.18% 3
Reading -9 1 - -
West Yorkshire -30 1 £400 +18.51%
Lincolnshire - 1 £403 -

CCDP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 111 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 101 (90.99%) Cisco
3 100 (90.09%) CCNP
4 67 (60.36%) WAN
5 55 (49.55%) LAN
6 50 (45.05%) Juniper
7 48 (43.24%) Firewall
8 47 (42.34%) CCNA
9 43 (38.74%) CCIE
9 43 (38.74%) Data Centre
10 39 (35.14%) Cisco Nexus
10 39 (35.14%) Cisco ASA
11 38 (34.23%) F5
12 36 (32.43%) VPN
13 32 (28.83%) MPLS
13 32 (28.83%) Network Security
14 31 (27.93%) CheckPoint
15 29 (26.13%) Network Design
16 28 (25.23%) Telecoms
17 26 (23.42%) Wireless
18 25 (22.52%) Security Cleared
19 24 (21.62%) Load Balancing
19 24 (21.62%) ITIL
20 20 (18.02%) SSL
21 19 (17.12%) CCDA
21 19 (17.12%) OSPF
21 19 (17.12%) BGP
21 19 (17.12%) CCSE
22 18 (16.22%) CCSP
23 17 (15.32%) TCP/IP

CCDP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (0.90%) MS Exchange
1 1 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 3 (2.70%) MS Office
1 3 (2.70%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.80%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.90%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 67 (60.36%) WAN
2 55 (49.55%) LAN
3 48 (43.24%) Firewall
4 39 (35.14%) Cisco ASA
4 39 (35.14%) Cisco Nexus
5 36 (32.43%) VPN
6 32 (28.83%) MPLS
6 32 (28.83%) Network Security
7 26 (23.42%) Wireless
8 20 (18.02%) SSL
9 19 (17.12%) OSPF
9 19 (17.12%) BGP
10 17 (15.32%) TCP/IP
10 17 (15.32%) Cisco IOS
11 14 (12.61%) VoIP
11 14 (12.61%) EIGRP
12 13 (11.71%) ATM
12 13 (11.71%) NX-OS
13 12 (10.81%) Wi-Fi
14 11 (9.91%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 1 (0.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 28 (25.23%) Telecoms
2 7 (6.31%) Finance
3 5 (4.50%) Retail
4 2 (1.80%) Banking
5 1 (0.90%) Dutch Language
5 1 (0.90%) French Language
Job Titles
1 53 (47.75%) Network Engineer
2 18 (16.22%) Architect
3 15 (13.51%) Consultant
4 14 (12.61%) Network Architect
5 11 (9.91%) Cisco Engineer
6 10 (9.01%) Senior Network Engineer
7 8 (7.21%) Design Engineer
7 8 (7.21%) Analyst
7 8 (7.21%) Network Consultant
8 7 (6.31%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 7 (6.31%) Network Specialist
9 6 (5.41%) Security Engineer
9 6 (5.41%) Network Design Engineer
9 6 (5.41%) Network Designer
9 6 (5.41%) Data Centre Engineer
9 6 (5.41%) Designer
10 5 (4.50%) Senior Analyst
10 5 (4.50%) Network Analyst
11 4 (3.60%) Senior Network Analyst
12 3 (2.70%) Network Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.31%) 802.1X
2 2 (1.80%) CSS
3 1 (0.90%) OCX
3 1 (0.90%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 43 (38.74%) Data Centre
2 8 (7.21%) Computer Science
3 6 (5.41%) PKI
4 2 (1.80%) SCADA
4 2 (1.80%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.80%) Handset
4 2 (1.80%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.90%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.31%) Linux
2 6 (5.41%) Windows
3 4 (3.60%) UNIX
4 1 (0.90%) Windows 2000
4 1 (0.90%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (26.13%) Network Design
2 24 (21.62%) Load Balancing
2 24 (21.62%) ITIL
3 17 (15.32%) Service Delivery
4 11 (9.91%) Strategic Planning
4 11 (9.91%) Kalman Filter
5 10 (9.01%) Network Management
5 10 (9.01%) Enterprise Architecture
6 8 (7.21%) Validation
6 8 (7.21%) Migration
7 6 (5.41%) TOGAF
8 5 (4.50%) Network Architecture
8 5 (4.50%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (4.50%) Project Management
8 5 (4.50%) Network Monitoring
9 4 (3.60%) Protective Monitoring
9 4 (3.60%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (3.60%) Zachman Framework
9 4 (3.60%) MODAF
10 3 (2.70%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.60%) Lisp
2 1 (0.90%) C
2 1 (0.90%) SQL
Qualifications
1 111 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 100 (90.09%) CCNP
3 47 (42.34%) CCNA
4 43 (38.74%) CCIE
5 25 (22.52%) Security Cleared
6 19 (17.12%) CCSE
6 19 (17.12%) CCDA
7 18 (16.22%) CCSP
8 15 (13.51%) CCSA
8 15 (13.51%) SC Cleared
9 13 (11.71%) CISSP
9 13 (11.71%) CCIP
10 9 (8.11%) Degree
11 7 (6.31%) DV Cleared
12 5 (4.50%) CCVP
13 4 (3.60%) JNCIS
13 4 (3.60%) JNCIP
13 4 (3.60%) JNCIE
13 4 (3.60%) HP ASE
14 3 (2.70%) HP MASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (13.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 11 (9.91%) HIPAA
3 6 (5.41%) SLA
4 2 (1.80%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.90%) QA
System Software
1 12 (10.81%) ProxySG
2 4 (3.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.80%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.90%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 4 (3.60%) OPNET
2 2 (1.80%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.90%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.90%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (0.90%) ZABBIX
3 1 (0.90%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (0.90%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (0.90%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 101 (90.99%) Cisco
2 50 (45.05%) Juniper
3 38 (34.23%) F5
4 31 (27.93%) CheckPoint
5 17 (15.32%) Blue Coat
5 17 (15.32%) Fortinet
6 16 (14.41%) TippingPoint
6 16 (14.41%) Nokia
7 13 (11.71%) VMware
8 12 (10.81%) McAfee
8 12 (10.81%) Tufin
9 9 (8.11%) Citrix
10 8 (7.21%) HP
11 7 (6.31%) Riverbed
12 6 (5.41%) Microsoft
13 5 (4.50%) Nortel
14 4 (3.60%) BMC
14 4 (3.60%) Aruba
14 4 (3.60%) Sourcefire
14 4 (3.60%) Brocade
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