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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 573 595 618
Rank change year-on-year +22 +23  
Contract jobs citing CCDA 16 28 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.037% 0.057% 0.035%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.19% 0.27% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 6
Median daily rate £300 £375 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +1.69%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £338 £363
% change year-on-year -11.11% -6.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 1
Median hourly rate £50.00 £29.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +69.49% -41.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £29.50 -
% change year-on-year +11.86% -  

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 8358 10527 9571
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 19.36% 21.60% 18.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5023 6658 5658
Median daily rate £435 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.75% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 444 363 482
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.56 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.92% +19.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

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

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CCDA in England over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing CCDA in England over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for CCDA in England

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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 26 June 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 +29 8 £300 -11.11% 3
London -8 7 - - 4
West Midlands +21 1 £650 +73.33%
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UK

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 25 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (92.00%) WAN
2 23 (92.00%) CCNP
3 22 (88.00%) CCNA
4 17 (68.00%) Cisco
5 14 (56.00%) VPN
6 13 (52.00%) LAN
7 12 (48.00%) CCDP
7 12 (48.00%) Firewall
7 12 (48.00%) Security Cleared
8 11 (44.00%) TCP/IP
9 10 (40.00%) Ethernet
9 10 (40.00%) ITIL
9 10 (40.00%) VLAN
10 9 (36.00%) Network Design
11 8 (32.00%) VMware
11 8 (32.00%) Network Security
11 8 (32.00%) Network Architecture
11 8 (32.00%) DMVPN
11 8 (32.00%) SQL
11 8 (32.00%) Linux
11 8 (32.00%) Juniper
12 7 (28.00%) SAN
12 7 (28.00%) Red Hat
12 7 (28.00%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (28.00%) Windows
12 7 (28.00%) DHCP
12 7 (28.00%) HTTP
12 7 (28.00%) Dell
12 7 (28.00%) DNS

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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 1 (4.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (20.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 23 (92.00%) WAN
2 14 (56.00%) VPN
3 13 (52.00%) LAN
4 12 (48.00%) Firewall
5 11 (44.00%) TCP/IP
6 10 (40.00%) Ethernet
6 10 (40.00%) VLAN
7 8 (32.00%) DMVPN
7 8 (32.00%) Network Security
8 7 (28.00%) DHCP
8 7 (28.00%) DNS
8 7 (28.00%) HTTP
8 7 (28.00%) SAN
9 6 (24.00%) BGP
10 5 (20.00%) MPLS
10 5 (20.00%) OSPF
10 5 (20.00%) Wireless
10 5 (20.00%) Wireshark
11 4 (16.00%) EIGRP
12 3 (12.00%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) Senior Network Engineer
2 7 (28.00%) Author
2 7 (28.00%) Network Engineer
2 7 (28.00%) Technical Author
3 5 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 5 (20.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Juniper Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Cisco Design Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Network Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Provisioning Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) WAN Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Cisco Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Cisco Support
6 1 (4.00%) Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) ITIL Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Network Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.00%) Web Services
2 1 (4.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.00%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 8 (32.00%) Linux
2 7 (28.00%) SUSE
2 7 (28.00%) Windows
2 7 (28.00%) Windows Server
2 7 (28.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (28.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) ITIL
2 9 (36.00%) Network Design
3 8 (32.00%) Network Architecture
4 7 (28.00%) eTOM
5 5 (20.00%) Network Management
6 3 (12.00%) Customer Requirements
7 2 (8.00%) Load Balancing
7 2 (8.00%) Migration
7 2 (8.00%) Presales
7 2 (8.00%) Problem Management
7 2 (8.00%) Programme Management
7 2 (8.00%) Service Delivery
7 2 (8.00%) Validation
8 1 (4.00%) Change Control
8 1 (4.00%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (4.00%) High Availability
8 1 (4.00%) Incident Management
8 1 (4.00%) ITIL V3
8 1 (4.00%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (4.00%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 8 (32.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (92.00%) CCNP
3 22 (88.00%) CCNA
4 12 (48.00%) CCDP
4 12 (48.00%) Security Cleared
5 7 (28.00%) JNCIA
5 7 (28.00%) JNCIP
5 7 (28.00%) JNCIS
5 7 (28.00%) SC Cleared
6 3 (12.00%) CCIE
7 1 (4.00%) CCIE Routing and Switching
7 1 (4.00%) CCIP
7 1 (4.00%) CCSA
7 1 (4.00%) CCSP
7 1 (4.00%) CCVP
7 1 (4.00%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (4.00%) Degree
7 1 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (4.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 7 (28.00%) VMware ESXi
2 6 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 17 (68.00%) Cisco
2 8 (32.00%) Juniper
2 8 (32.00%) VMware
3 7 (28.00%) Dell
3 7 (28.00%) Red Hat
4 6 (24.00%) Riverbed
5 5 (20.00%) Fortinet
5 5 (20.00%) SolarWinds
6 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
7 2 (8.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 2 (8.00%) Avaya
7 2 (8.00%) Citrix
7 2 (8.00%) Nortel
8 1 (4.00%) AirMagnet
8 1 (4.00%) CA
8 1 (4.00%) CheckPoint
8 1 (4.00%) F5
8 1 (4.00%) Huawei
8 1 (4.00%) Oracle
8 1 (4.00%) Palo Alto