The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for CCDE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 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 Expert (CCDE)
UK / England
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 574 622 604
Rank change year-on-year +48 -18  
Contract jobs citing CCDE 3 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.007% 0.008% 0.004%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.035% 0.039% 0.021%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Median daily rate £400 £373 £725
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.38% -48.62%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £373 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

CCDE 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 8614 10364 9730
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 20.64% 20.87% 20.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 5447 6561 5604
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £262 £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 423 375 435
Median hourly rate £30.94 £35.00 £22.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.60% +56.07%  
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 £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

CCDE
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for CCDE in England

CCDE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CCDE in England

CCDE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CCDE in England

CCDE
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 CCDE within the England region over the 3 months to 29 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
London - 3 £400 -
CCDE
UK

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing CCDE 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 CCDE.

1 8 (100.00%) Cisco
1 8 (100.00%) CCIE
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (62.50%) Data Centre
3 3 (37.50%) Network Security
3 3 (37.50%) Network Design
3 3 (37.50%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (37.50%) Firewall
3 3 (37.50%) Finance
4 2 (25.00%) Validation
4 2 (25.00%) Wireless
4 2 (25.00%) VPN
4 2 (25.00%) CCDP
4 2 (25.00%) Citrix
4 2 (25.00%) CCNP
4 2 (25.00%) Python
4 2 (25.00%) HSRP
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (25.00%) Network Architecture
5 1 (12.50%) Splunk
5 1 (12.50%) NetScaler
5 1 (12.50%) FortiGate
5 1 (12.50%) Meru Networks
5 1 (12.50%) Lancope
5 1 (12.50%) TrustSec
5 1 (12.50%) Sourcefire
5 1 (12.50%) Investment Banking
5 1 (12.50%) VLAN
5 1 (12.50%) Fortinet
5 1 (12.50%) Degree

CCDE
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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco Nexus
1 3 (37.50%) Firewall
1 3 (37.50%) Network Security
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (25.00%) HSRP
2 2 (25.00%) VPN
2 2 (25.00%) Wireless
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (12.50%) DHCP
3 1 (12.50%) DNS
3 1 (12.50%) EIGRP
3 1 (12.50%) MPLS
3 1 (12.50%) NetScaler
3 1 (12.50%) NetScreen
3 1 (12.50%) SNMP
3 1 (12.50%) VLAN
3 1 (12.50%) WAN
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Architect
1 3 (37.50%) Network Architect
1 3 (37.50%) Network Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Network Security Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Network Technical Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Security Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Architect
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Network Design
2 2 (25.00%) Network Architecture
2 2 (25.00%) Validation
3 1 (12.50%) Change Management
3 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (12.50%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) CCIE
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (25.00%) CCDP
2 2 (25.00%) CCNP
3 1 (12.50%) CCIP
3 1 (12.50%) CEH
3 1 (12.50%) CISA
3 1 (12.50%) CISM
3 1 (12.50%) CISSP
3 1 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) FortiGate
1 1 (12.50%) Stealthwatch
1 1 (12.50%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
3 1 (12.50%) Fortinet
3 1 (12.50%) Juniper
3 1 (12.50%) Lancope
3 1 (12.50%) Meru Networks
3 1 (12.50%) Sourcefire
3 1 (12.50%) Splunk
3 1 (12.50%) Symantec
3 1 (12.50%) VMware