The first table below looks at the demand for CCDP in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CCDP over the 3 months to 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the West Midlands region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP)
Rank 112 96 102
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +6
Contract jobs citing CCDP 6 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.25% 0.11% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.37% 0.80% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 2
Average daily rate £350 - £444
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 - £439
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 - £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £255 £380
% change year-on-year
+32.35% -32.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £180.00 £22.00 £43.50
% change year-on-year
+718.18% -49.42%
Qualifications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
439 251 313
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 18.12% 13.78% 13.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 123 148
Average daily rate £340 £328 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.81% +0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £158 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £488 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £353
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -2.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 23 33
Average hourly rate £16.00 £24.15 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.73% +32.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.38 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £65.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £23.25 £24.75
% change year-on-year
-13.97% -6.06%
CCDP
England

CCDP
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CCDP across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

CCDP Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

CCDP
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing CCDP across the West Midlands region.

CCDP Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

CCDP
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CCDP across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 April 2014.

CCDP Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

CCDP
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing CCDP across the West Midlands region.

CCDP Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

CCDP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 7 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (85.71%) Cisco
2 6 (85.71%) OSPF
2 6 (85.71%) BGP
2 6 (85.71%) Network Design
2 6 (85.71%) Firewall
2 6 (85.71%) Network Security
2 6 (85.71%) Cisco Nexus
2 6 (85.71%) F5
3 5 (71.43%) Load Balancing
3 5 (71.43%) CheckPoint
3 5 (71.43%) CCNP
3 5 (71.43%) CCNA
3 5 (71.43%) CiscoWorks
4 4 (57.14%) WAN
4 4 (57.14%) LAN
4 4 (57.14%) BIG-IP
4 4 (57.14%) Nokia
5 3 (42.86%) Network Management
6 2 (28.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (28.57%) Fortinet
6 2 (28.57%) BT 21CN
6 2 (28.57%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
6 2 (28.57%) MPLS
7 1 (14.29%) Juniper
7 1 (14.29%) CCDA
7 1 (14.29%) VoIP
7 1 (14.29%) WLAN
7 1 (14.29%) UNIX

CCDP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 (14.29%) Lync
Communications & Networking
1 6 (85.71%) OSPF
1 6 (85.71%) BGP
1 6 (85.71%) Firewall
1 6 (85.71%) Network Security
1 6 (85.71%) Cisco Nexus
2 4 (57.14%) WAN
2 4 (57.14%) LAN
2 4 (57.14%) BIG-IP
3 2 (28.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (28.57%) BT 21CN
3 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
3 2 (28.57%) MPLS
4 1 (14.29%) VoIP
4 1 (14.29%) WLAN
4 1 (14.29%) SNMP
4 1 (14.29%) Wireless
4 1 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
General
1 1 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Design Engineer
1 4 (57.14%) Implementation Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Network Implementation Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Network Design Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) Network Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Network Designer
3 1 (14.29%) Security Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Network Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Network Security Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Network Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Designer
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) UNIX
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Network Design
2 5 (71.43%) Load Balancing
3 3 (42.86%) Network Management
4 2 (28.57%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (14.29%) Change Management
5 1 (14.29%) WAN Optimisation
5 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (71.43%) CCNP
2 5 (71.43%) CCNA
3 1 (14.29%) CCDA
3 1 (14.29%) CCIE
3 1 (14.29%) JNCIS
3 1 (14.29%) CCSE
Systems Management
1 5 (71.43%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Cisco
1 6 (85.71%) F5
2 5 (71.43%) CheckPoint
3 4 (57.14%) Nokia
4 2 (28.57%) Fortinet
5 1 (14.29%) Juniper
5 1 (14.29%) McAfee
5 1 (14.29%) Blue Coat
5 1 (14.29%) Riverbed
5 1 (14.29%) SolarWinds