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 3 months to 30 March 2017 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 567 606 591
Rank change year-on-year +39 -15  
Contract jobs citing CCDA 9 18 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.021% 0.036% 0.021%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.10% 0.17% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 1
Median daily rate £306 £400 £725
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.43% -44.82%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 -
% change year-on-year -12.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Median hourly rate £50.00 - £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in England.

Academic & Professional Certification
England
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 8654 10398 9760
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 20.61% 20.81% 20.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 5473 6592 5642
Median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £260 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 424 375 437
Median hourly rate £31.50 £35.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +59.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £57.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £39.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -23.07% +73.33%  

CCDA
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing CCDA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 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 3 months to 30 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +21 4 £300 -18.64%
London +35 3 - -
West Midlands +16 1 £313 -
Yorkshire +13 1 £400 - 1
CCDA
UK

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing CCDA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for CCDA.

1 52 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 48 (92.31%) CCNA
3 43 (82.69%) Cisco
4 40 (76.92%) WAN
5 30 (57.69%) LAN
5 30 (57.69%) CCNP
6 26 (50.00%) CCDP
7 25 (48.08%) Juniper
8 24 (46.15%) ITIL
9 22 (42.31%) VPN
9 22 (42.31%) Firewall
10 21 (40.38%) Network Design
11 16 (30.77%) Data Centre
12 14 (26.92%) Security Cleared
12 14 (26.92%) CheckPoint
13 13 (25.00%) Microsoft
13 13 (25.00%) Network Security
14 12 (23.08%) Unified Communications
15 11 (21.15%) Network Architecture
15 11 (21.15%) Telecoms
15 11 (21.15%) Wireless
15 11 (21.15%) Linux
15 11 (21.15%) SQL
16 10 (19.23%) CCIE
16 10 (19.23%) ITIL Certification
16 10 (19.23%) CCVP
16 10 (19.23%) SC Cleared
16 10 (19.23%) Cisco ASA
17 9 (17.31%) F5
17 9 (17.31%) Cisco Nexus

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 (3.85%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (5.77%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.85%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.85%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 40 (76.92%) WAN
2 30 (57.69%) LAN
3 22 (42.31%) Firewall
3 22 (42.31%) VPN
4 13 (25.00%) Network Security
5 12 (23.08%) Unified Communications
6 11 (21.15%) Wireless
7 10 (19.23%) Cisco ASA
8 9 (17.31%) Cisco Nexus
9 8 (15.38%) DNS
9 8 (15.38%) TCP/IP
10 7 (13.46%) BGP
10 7 (13.46%) Cisco PIX
10 7 (13.46%) DHCP
10 7 (13.46%) Ethernet
10 7 (13.46%) HTTP
10 7 (13.46%) IP Telephony
10 7 (13.46%) MPLS
10 7 (13.46%) VoIP
11 6 (11.54%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.62%) SQL Server
General
1 11 (21.15%) Telecoms
2 4 (7.69%) Finance
3 3 (5.77%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.85%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 30 (57.69%) Network Engineer
2 14 (26.92%) Cisco Engineer
2 14 (26.92%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 7 (13.46%) Senior Network Engineer
4 6 (11.54%) Designer
4 6 (11.54%) Network Designer
5 5 (9.62%) Juniper Engineer
5 5 (9.62%) Network Specialist
5 5 (9.62%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 5 (9.62%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
6 4 (7.69%) Analyst
6 4 (7.69%) Architect
6 4 (7.69%) Network Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) Author
7 3 (5.77%) Cisco Design Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) IP Network Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Network Architect
7 3 (5.77%) Technical Author
7 3 (5.77%) WAN Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) LAN/WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (13.46%) CSS
2 3 (5.77%) Web Services
3 2 (3.85%) 802.1X
3 2 (3.85%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (30.77%) Data Centre
2 4 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.85%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.92%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.92%) PMI
4 1 (1.92%) Replication
4 1 (1.92%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 11 (21.15%) Linux
2 6 (11.54%) SUSE
2 6 (11.54%) Windows
2 6 (11.54%) Windows Server
2 6 (11.54%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (7.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (46.15%) ITIL
2 21 (40.38%) Network Design
3 11 (21.15%) Network Architecture
4 9 (17.31%) Problem Management
5 7 (13.46%) Change Control
5 7 (13.46%) Incident Management
6 6 (11.54%) Load Balancing
6 6 (11.54%) Migration
7 5 (9.62%) Customer Requirements
7 5 (9.62%) Service Delivery
8 4 (7.69%) eTOM
8 4 (7.69%) PRINCE2
9 3 (5.77%) Network Management
9 3 (5.77%) Presales
9 3 (5.77%) Programme Management
9 3 (5.77%) Service Management
10 2 (3.85%) Information Security
10 2 (3.85%) Project Management
11 1 (1.92%) Data Protection
11 1 (1.92%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 11 (21.15%) SQL
Qualifications
1 52 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 48 (92.31%) CCNA
3 30 (57.69%) CCNP
4 26 (50.00%) CCDP
5 14 (26.92%) Security Cleared
6 10 (19.23%) CCIE
6 10 (19.23%) CCVP
6 10 (19.23%) ITIL Certification
6 10 (19.23%) SC Cleared
7 9 (17.31%) JNCIA
8 6 (11.54%) JNCIP
8 6 (11.54%) JNCIS
9 4 (7.69%) CCSA
9 4 (7.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (3.85%) Degree
11 1 (1.92%) CCSP
11 1 (1.92%) CNA
11 1 (1.92%) MCSA
11 1 (1.92%) MCSE
11 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 6 (11.54%) VMware ESXi
2 5 (9.62%) Active Directory
2 5 (9.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.92%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (3.85%) Cisco CME
1 2 (3.85%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (3.85%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 43 (82.69%) Cisco
2 25 (48.08%) Juniper
3 14 (26.92%) CheckPoint
4 13 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 9 (17.31%) F5
6 8 (15.38%) VMware
7 7 (13.46%) Nokia
8 6 (11.54%) Dell
8 6 (11.54%) Red Hat
9 5 (9.62%) Citrix
10 4 (7.69%) Avaya
10 4 (7.69%) Nortel
11 3 (5.77%) Riverbed
12 2 (3.85%) AirMagnet
12 2 (3.85%) CA
12 2 (3.85%) Remedy
13 1 (1.92%) Alcatel-Lucent
13 1 (1.92%) Fortinet
13 1 (1.92%) Huawei
13 1 (1.92%) Novell