Period
to 23 November 2017

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 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 834 801 837
Rank change year-on-year -33 +36 -18
Contract jobs citing CCDA 23 72 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.024% 0.074% 0.033%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.13% 0.36% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 25 16
England median daily rate £400 £350 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -24.73% +6.29%
10th Percentile £313 £256 £300
90th Percentile £528 £495 £488
UK median daily rate £366 £400 £465
% change year-on-year -8.44% -13.98% +6.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 4
England median hourly rate £50.00 £50.00 £39.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +27.14% -21.35%
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £50.00 £39.33
% change year-on-year - +27.14% -21.35%

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 17806 19989 20636
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.77% 20.44% 19.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 10939 12476 12569
England median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £231 £250 £250
90th Percentile £603 £594 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 830 782 1002
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +4.17% +26.32%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.14 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.69 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £26.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +1.96% +2.00% +31.58%

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 November 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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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 November 2017. 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 +3 11 £366 +18.15% 2
London -25 9 £488 +2.63%
North of England +52 3 £438 +25.00% 2
Yorkshire +16 3 £438 +45.83% 2
West Midlands +18 1 - - 1
Midlands +10 1 - - 1
CCDA
UK

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 23 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (86.96%) Cisco
3 18 (78.26%) CCNP
3 18 (78.26%) CCNA
4 17 (73.91%) WAN
4 17 (73.91%) LAN
5 10 (43.48%) VPN
6 9 (39.13%) DNS
6 9 (39.13%) Juniper
6 9 (39.13%) DHCP
6 9 (39.13%) Network Design
7 8 (34.78%) Firewall
7 8 (34.78%) TCP/IP
7 8 (34.78%) Network Architecture
8 7 (30.43%) Network Security
8 7 (30.43%) JNCIP
8 7 (30.43%) Data Centre
9 6 (26.09%) JNCIA
9 6 (26.09%) JNCIS
9 6 (26.09%) Ethernet
9 6 (26.09%) HTTP
9 6 (26.09%) SQL
9 6 (26.09%) Windows
9 6 (26.09%) Linux
9 6 (26.09%) VMware
10 5 (21.74%) Red Hat
10 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (21.74%) SAN
10 5 (21.74%) CCDP
10 5 (21.74%) Dell

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:

Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (13.04%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 17 (73.91%) LAN
1 17 (73.91%) WAN
2 10 (43.48%) VPN
3 9 (39.13%) DHCP
3 9 (39.13%) DNS
4 8 (34.78%) Firewall
4 8 (34.78%) TCP/IP
5 7 (30.43%) Network Security
6 6 (26.09%) Ethernet
6 6 (26.09%) HTTP
7 5 (21.74%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (21.74%) SAN
8 4 (17.39%) Wireless
8 4 (17.39%) WLAN
9 3 (13.04%) DMVPN
9 3 (13.04%) VLAN
9 3 (13.04%) Wireshark
10 2 (8.70%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (8.70%) Cisco Wireless
10 2 (8.70%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (8.70%) Finance
1 2 (8.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (52.17%) Network Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) Juniper Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Cisco Consultant
3 2 (8.70%) Consultant
3 2 (8.70%) Implementation Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Network Implementation Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Architect
4 1 (4.35%) Author
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Network Consultant
4 1 (4.35%) Network Specialist
4 1 (4.35%) Network Support
4 1 (4.35%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Senior Cisco Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (4.35%) Support Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Technical Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) Data Centre
2 3 (13.04%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.35%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 6 (26.09%) Linux
1 6 (26.09%) Windows
2 5 (21.74%) SUSE
2 5 (21.74%) Windows Server
2 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) Network Design
2 8 (34.78%) Network Architecture
3 5 (21.74%) Load Balancing
4 4 (17.39%) ITIL
5 3 (13.04%) Data Protection
5 3 (13.04%) Network Management
6 2 (8.70%) ITIL V3
6 2 (8.70%) Programme Management
6 2 (8.70%) WAN Optimisation
7 1 (4.35%) Change Control
7 1 (4.35%) Customer Requirements
7 1 (4.35%) eTOM
7 1 (4.35%) Incident Management
7 1 (4.35%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (26.09%) SQL
2 2 (8.70%) Python
Qualifications
1 23 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (78.26%) CCNA
2 18 (78.26%) CCNP
3 7 (30.43%) JNCIP
4 6 (26.09%) JNCIA
4 6 (26.09%) JNCIS
5 5 (21.74%) CCDP
5 5 (21.74%) CCIE
5 5 (21.74%) Security Cleared
6 3 (13.04%) CCIE Routing and Switching
6 3 (13.04%) CCIP
7 2 (8.70%) CCDE
7 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
8 1 (4.35%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 1 (4.35%) CCSE
8 1 (4.35%) CCSP
8 1 (4.35%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (4.35%) Degree
8 1 (4.35%) JNCIE
8 1 (4.35%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) HIPAA
System Software
1 5 (21.74%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
3 1 (4.35%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) Ansible
1 2 (8.70%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (8.70%) Puppet
Vendors
1 20 (86.96%) Cisco
2 9 (39.13%) Juniper
3 6 (26.09%) VMware
4 5 (21.74%) Dell
4 5 (21.74%) F5
4 5 (21.74%) Fortinet
4 5 (21.74%) Red Hat
4 5 (21.74%) Riverbed
5 3 (13.04%) Capita
5 3 (13.04%) CheckPoint
5 3 (13.04%) Palo Alto
5 3 (13.04%) SolarWinds
6 2 (8.70%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 2 (8.70%) CA
6 2 (8.70%) Citrix
7 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
7 1 (4.35%) NetApp