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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP)
Rank 524 520 515
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -5
Contract jobs citing CCDP 52 46 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.099% 0.092% 0.049%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.46% 0.47% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 13 14
Average daily rate
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£450 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £185 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £400 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £325 £255
% change year-on-year
+38.46% +27.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £180.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +380.00%
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
11306 9847 8223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.55% 19.59% 18.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 6538 5305 4364
Average daily rate £400 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £550 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £353 £333
% change year-on-year
+9.14% +6.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 512 465 493
Average hourly rate £22.00 £18.66 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.93% -32.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -34.57%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -11 51 £450 +38.46% 16
South East -16 20 £450 +24.13% 4
London -24 11 £444 +77.50% 3
Berkshire +9 10 - -
West Yorkshire - 9 £350 - 1
Yorkshire - 9 £350 - 1
Reading +9 7 - -
Leeds - 7 £350 - 1
East of England - 7 £538 - 3
Hertfordshire - 5 £538 -
West Midlands -8 2 £338 -3.57% 1
Hemel Hempstead - 2 £600 -
City of London +14 1 - - 1
Manchester -13 1 £440 - 1
Hampshire -18 1 £413 - 2
North West -20 1 £440 - 1
South West -21 1 £425 +142.85% 3
Surrey - 1 - -
Essex - 1 - - 1
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Cheshire - - - -
Devon - - - -
Lancashire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Northumberland - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
South Yorkshire - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -

CCDP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 126 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 119 (94.44%) Cisco
3 98 (77.78%) CCNP
4 59 (46.83%) CCNA
5 54 (42.86%) WAN
6 51 (40.48%) Firewall
7 49 (38.89%) BGP
8 47 (37.30%) Cisco Nexus
9 45 (35.71%) Network Design
9 45 (35.71%) LAN
10 44 (34.92%) Cisco ASA
11 39 (30.95%) CCIE
12 38 (30.16%) F5
13 34 (26.98%) OSPF
14 32 (25.40%) Juniper
15 29 (23.02%) VPN
16 28 (22.22%) MPLS
16 28 (22.22%) Network Security
17 26 (20.63%) Load Balancing
18 25 (19.84%) ITIL
18 25 (19.84%) HP
19 23 (18.25%) Network Management
20 21 (16.67%) CheckPoint
21 20 (15.87%) CCIP
22 19 (15.08%) Security Cleared
22 19 (15.08%) WLAN
22 19 (15.08%) EIGRP
23 18 (14.29%) Telecoms
24 16 (12.70%) VoIP
24 16 (12.70%) MCSE

CCDP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 5 (3.97%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.59%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (1.59%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (1.59%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.59%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (1.59%) MS Excel
1 2 (1.59%) MS Visio
1 2 (1.59%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.59%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 54 (42.86%) WAN
2 51 (40.48%) Firewall
3 49 (38.89%) BGP
4 47 (37.30%) Cisco Nexus
5 45 (35.71%) LAN
6 44 (34.92%) Cisco ASA
7 34 (26.98%) OSPF
8 29 (23.02%) VPN
9 28 (22.22%) MPLS
9 28 (22.22%) Network Security
10 19 (15.08%) EIGRP
10 19 (15.08%) WLAN
11 16 (12.70%) VoIP
12 14 (11.11%) IPsec
13 12 (9.52%) TCP/IP
14 11 (8.73%) Ethernet
14 11 (8.73%) BIG-IP
14 11 (8.73%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 10 (7.94%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 10 (7.94%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.59%) SQL Server
1 2 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (1.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (1.59%) PerformancePoint
1 2 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 18 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 12 (9.52%) Finance
2 12 (9.52%) Retail
3 6 (4.76%) Banking
4 2 (1.59%) Publishing
5 1 (0.79%) Legal
5 1 (0.79%) German Language
Job Titles
1 51 (40.48%) Network Engineer
2 32 (25.40%) Architect
3 29 (23.02%) Design Engineer
4 21 (16.67%) Network Design Engineer
5 20 (15.87%) Network Architect
6 19 (15.08%) Consultant
7 16 (12.70%) Network Consultant
8 14 (11.11%) Senior Architect
9 13 (10.32%) Senior Network Architect
10 9 (7.14%) Cisco Engineer
11 8 (6.35%) Solutions Architect
11 8 (6.35%) Network Manager
12 6 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 6 (4.76%) Lead Architect
13 5 (3.97%) Network Security Manager
13 5 (3.97%) IP Engineer
13 5 (3.97%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
13 5 (3.97%) Security Manager
13 5 (3.97%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 5 (3.97%) Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.59%) .NET
1 2 (1.59%) .NET Framework
2 1 (0.79%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.76%) Video Conferencing
2 5 (3.97%) Mobile Banking
3 4 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.38%) PKI
5 1 (0.79%) Life Science
5 1 (0.79%) Open Source
5 1 (0.79%) Social Media
5 1 (0.79%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 15 (11.90%) Linux
2 10 (7.94%) Windows
3 7 (5.56%) UNIX
4 6 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (3.17%) Android
6 2 (1.59%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (35.71%) Network Design
2 26 (20.63%) Load Balancing
3 25 (19.84%) ITIL
4 23 (18.25%) Network Management
5 9 (7.14%) Network Architecture
5 9 (7.14%) Technical Architecture
5 9 (7.14%) Service Delivery
6 8 (6.35%) Project Management
6 8 (6.35%) PRINCE2
6 8 (6.35%) Migration
7 7 (5.56%) Kalman Filter
8 6 (4.76%) Network Monitoring
8 6 (4.76%) Enterprise Architecture
9 5 (3.97%) TOGAF
9 5 (3.97%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (3.97%) Process Management
9 5 (3.97%) Protective Monitoring
10 4 (3.17%) Mentoring
10 4 (3.17%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (3.17%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 12 (9.52%) Lisp
2 2 (1.59%) SQL
3 1 (0.79%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.79%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 126 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 98 (77.78%) CCNP
3 59 (46.83%) CCNA
4 39 (30.95%) CCIE
5 20 (15.87%) CCIP
6 19 (15.08%) Security Cleared
7 16 (12.70%) MCSE
7 16 (12.70%) Microsoft Certification
8 15 (11.90%) CCDA
8 15 (11.90%) SC Cleared
9 13 (10.32%) CCSP
10 11 (8.73%) MCITP
11 10 (7.94%) CCVP
12 8 (6.35%) CCSE
12 8 (6.35%) CISSP
13 7 (5.56%) MCSA
13 7 (5.56%) CCDE
14 6 (4.76%) RHCE
14 6 (4.76%) CCSA
15 5 (3.97%) ACSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.94%) SLA
2 5 (3.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (3.97%) PCI DSS
3 4 (3.17%) QA
System Software
1 7 (5.56%) Firmware
2 5 (3.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.38%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.59%) UAG
4 2 (1.59%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (7.94%) OPNET
1 10 (7.94%) Cisco CUCM
2 8 (6.35%) CiscoWorks
3 4 (3.17%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (0.79%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.79%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 119 (94.44%) Cisco
2 38 (30.16%) F5
3 32 (25.40%) Juniper
4 25 (19.84%) HP
5 21 (16.67%) CheckPoint
6 15 (11.90%) BMC
6 15 (11.90%) TippingPoint
7 13 (10.32%) Microsoft
7 13 (10.32%) Nokia
8 12 (9.52%) EMC
8 12 (9.52%) VMware
9 10 (7.94%) Blue Coat
10 9 (7.14%) Riverbed
10 9 (7.14%) SolarWinds
11 8 (6.35%) Motorola
12 7 (5.56%) Mercator
13 6 (4.76%) Tandberg
14 5 (3.97%) IBM
14 5 (3.97%) Redback
14 5 (3.97%) Apple