Period
to 23 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for CCDA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 23 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA)
UK > England
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 846 822 830
Rank change year-on-year -24 +8 +6
Contract jobs citing CCDA 9 29 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.010% 0.032% 0.052%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.053% 0.17% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 15 22
England median daily rate £425 £325 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.77% -5.80% -13.75%
10th Percentile £286 £300 £284
90th Percentile £470 £530 £456
UK median daily rate £425 £325 £345
% change year-on-year +30.77% -5.80% -13.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 3
England median hourly rate - £50.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate - £50.00 £50.00

CCDA is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 17,124 17,189 20,990
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.53% 19.09% 21.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,115 10,446 13,142
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £598
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £406
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.79% +1.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 867 812 711
England median hourly rate £24.08 £28.08 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.25% +10.12% +13.33%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £51.93 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £24.53 £29.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year -16.15% +6.36% +22.22%

CCDA
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing CCDA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for CCDA in England

CCDA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing CCDA in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for CCDA in England

CCDA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CCDA in England over the 6 months to 23 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CCDA in England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCDA in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for CCDA in England

CCDA
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCDA within the England region over the 6 months to 23 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East -23 6 £425 +36.00% 2
East of England - 2 £356 - 2
London -27 1 - - 3
CCDA
UK

For the 6 months to 23 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing CCDA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for CCDA.

1 9 (100.00%) Cisco
1 9 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (77.78%) WAN
2 7 (77.78%) LAN
3 6 (66.67%) CCNP
3 6 (66.67%) Firewall
4 5 (55.56%) Internet
4 5 (55.56%) Network Architecture
4 5 (55.56%) CCNA
5 4 (44.44%) CCDP
5 4 (44.44%) Juniper
5 4 (44.44%) CheckPoint
5 4 (44.44%) VPN
5 4 (44.44%) Telecoms
5 4 (44.44%) MPLS
5 4 (44.44%) Data Centre
6 3 (33.33%) Wireless
6 3 (33.33%) Unified Communications
6 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 3 (33.33%) CCIE
6 3 (33.33%) BGP
7 2 (22.22%) NetScreen
7 2 (22.22%) Avaya
7 2 (22.22%) DECT
7 2 (22.22%) Nortel
7 2 (22.22%) SMTP
7 2 (22.22%) DNS
7 2 (22.22%) HTTPS
7 2 (22.22%) SSL
7 2 (22.22%) PBX

CCDA
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 2 (22.22%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) IaaS
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (11.11%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (77.78%) LAN
1 7 (77.78%) WAN
2 6 (66.67%) Firewall
3 5 (55.56%) Internet
4 4 (44.44%) MPLS
4 4 (44.44%) VPN
5 3 (33.33%) BGP
5 3 (33.33%) Unified Communications
5 3 (33.33%) Wireless
6 2 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (22.22%) DNS
6 2 (22.22%) FTP
6 2 (22.22%) HTTP
6 2 (22.22%) HTTPS
6 2 (22.22%) NetScreen
6 2 (22.22%) OSPF
6 2 (22.22%) SMTP
6 2 (22.22%) SSL
6 2 (22.22%) VXLAN
6 2 (22.22%) WAAS
General
1 4 (44.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Network Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco Network Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Network Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Project Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Project Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Team Leader
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Data Centre
2 2 (22.22%) User Experience
3 1 (11.11%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Network Architecture
2 2 (22.22%) Business Continuity
2 2 (22.22%) Load Balancing
2 2 (22.22%) Service Delivery
2 2 (22.22%) Use Case
3 1 (11.11%) Contingency Planning
3 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (11.11%) Network Design
3 1 (11.11%) Network Management
3 1 (11.11%) Network Optimisation
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (11.11%) Presales
3 1 (11.11%) Project Governance
3 1 (11.11%) Workflow
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (66.67%) CCNP
3 5 (55.56%) CCNA
4 4 (44.44%) CCDP
5 3 (33.33%) CCIE
6 2 (22.22%) CCVP
7 1 (11.11%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (11.11%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Cisco
2 4 (44.44%) CheckPoint
2 4 (44.44%) Juniper
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (22.22%) Avaya
4 2 (22.22%) Nortel
4 2 (22.22%) Palo Alto
4 2 (22.22%) SolarWinds
5 1 (11.11%) Aerohive Networks
5 1 (11.11%) Aruba
5 1 (11.11%) BT
5 1 (11.11%) Exinda
5 1 (11.11%) F5
5 1 (11.11%) Fortinet
5 1 (11.11%) HP
5 1 (11.11%) Mitel
5 1 (11.11%) Riverbed