Period
to 28 March 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for CCDP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 28 March 2020 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 Professional (CCDP)
UK > England
6 months to
28 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 598 769 761
Rank change year-on-year +171 -8 -62
Contract jobs citing CCDP 75 67 96
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.13% 0.076% 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.60% 0.39% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 45 79
Median daily rate £490 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.29% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £378 £313 £331
90th Percentile £694 £556 £638
UK median daily rate £465 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +9.41% +6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Median hourly rate £19.50 - -
UK median hourly rate £20.00 - -

CCDP 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 12,496 17,301 17,885
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.99% 19.57% 19.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,622 10,448 10,825
Median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £260 £263 £249
90th Percentile £650 £640 £635
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +4.44% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 565 757 812
Median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £23.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +25.65% -14.73%
10th Percentile £15.50 £12.50 £12.50
90th Percentile £55.15 £53.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £30.13 £24.00
% change year-on-year +16.18% +25.52% -12.73%

CCDP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing CCDP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for CCDP in England

CCDP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing CCDP in England.

Daily rate trend for CCDP in England

CCDP
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing CCDP in England over the 6 months to 28 March 2020.

Daily rate histogram for CCDP in England

CCDP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing CCDP in England.

Hourly rate trend for CCDP in England

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Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing CCDP in England over the 6 months to 28 March 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for CCDP 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 CCDP within the England region over the 6 months to 28 March 2020. 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
Midlands +86 29 £590 +81.54%
West Midlands +68 19 £570 +75.38%
South East +102 16 £450 +5.88% 9
London +146 13 £400 - 8
East Midlands - 9 - -
South West +39 8 £575 +35.29% 4
North of England +54 5 £413 -26.67% 2
North West +34 5 £413 -27.47% 2
East of England +39 4 £345 -
CCDP
UK

For the 6 months to 28 March 2020, IT contractor jobs citing CCDP 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 CCDP.

1 75 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 62 (82.67%) Cisco
3 58 (77.33%) CCNP
4 53 (70.67%) Security Cleared
5 51 (68.00%) LAN
6 49 (65.33%) WAN
7 47 (62.67%) Firewall
8 40 (53.33%) BGP
9 35 (46.67%) CCIE
10 33 (44.00%) OSPF
11 31 (41.33%) Network Design
12 26 (34.67%) SC Cleared
13 23 (30.67%) Wireless
14 22 (29.33%) MPLS
14 22 (29.33%) Juniper
14 22 (29.33%) Telecoms
15 21 (28.00%) VPN
15 21 (28.00%) DV Cleared
15 21 (28.00%) Cisco Nexus
16 20 (26.67%) CCNA
17 19 (25.33%) VoIP
17 19 (25.33%) EIGRP
17 19 (25.33%) Data Centre
18 18 (24.00%) Degree
19 17 (22.67%) MODAF
20 15 (20.00%) Internet
20 15 (20.00%) Python
20 15 (20.00%) SolarWinds
21 14 (18.67%) Cisco ISE
22 13 (17.33%) Microsoft

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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:

Cloud Services
1 9 (12.00%) Azure
2 8 (10.67%) AWS
3 6 (8.00%) GCP
4 3 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 51 (68.00%) LAN
2 49 (65.33%) WAN
3 47 (62.67%) Firewall
4 40 (53.33%) BGP
5 33 (44.00%) OSPF
6 23 (30.67%) Wireless
7 22 (29.33%) MPLS
8 21 (28.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 21 (28.00%) VPN
9 19 (25.33%) EIGRP
9 19 (25.33%) VoIP
10 15 (20.00%) Internet
11 14 (18.67%) Cisco ISE
12 12 (16.00%) DMVPN
13 10 (13.33%) TCP/IP
14 9 (12.00%) Cisco ASA
14 9 (12.00%) Software-Defined Networking
15 8 (10.67%) Ethernet
16 7 (9.33%) Multicast
17 6 (8.00%) RIP
Development Applications
1 3 (4.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 22 (29.33%) Telecoms
2 6 (8.00%) Finance
3 3 (4.00%) Marketing
4 2 (2.67%) Public Sector
5 1 (1.33%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.33%) Banking
5 1 (1.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 36 (48.00%) Architect
2 29 (38.67%) Network Engineer
3 26 (34.67%) Network Architect
4 15 (20.00%) Design Engineer
4 15 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
5 14 (18.67%) Designer
5 14 (18.67%) Network Designer
6 13 (17.33%) Network Design Engineer
7 10 (13.33%) Cisco Engineer
7 10 (13.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 8 (10.67%) Customer Solutions Architect
8 8 (10.67%) IP Architect
8 8 (10.67%) IP Designer
9 5 (6.67%) Cisco Architect
9 5 (6.67%) WAN Engineer
10 4 (5.33%) Digital Architect
10 4 (5.33%) Digital Transformation
10 4 (5.33%) Digital Transformation Architect
10 4 (5.33%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
11 3 (4.00%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.33%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (25.33%) Data Centre
2 5 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.67%) Fibre Optics
5 1 (1.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 11 (14.67%) Linux
2 3 (4.00%) Unix
2 3 (4.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (41.33%) Network Design
2 17 (22.67%) MODAF
3 13 (17.33%) Migration
4 11 (14.67%) Customer Requirements
4 11 (14.67%) Service Delivery
5 10 (13.33%) Project Management
6 9 (12.00%) Project Delivery
7 8 (10.67%) TOGAF
8 7 (9.33%) Communications Security
8 7 (9.33%) Network Architecture
8 7 (9.33%) SOA
8 7 (9.33%) Technical Architecture
9 6 (8.00%) Enterprise Architecture
10 5 (6.67%) Load Balancing
11 4 (5.33%) Architectural Design
11 4 (5.33%) Architecture Roadmap
11 4 (5.33%) Change Management
11 4 (5.33%) Network Management
11 4 (5.33%) Technical Leadership
11 4 (5.33%) Technology Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 15 (20.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 75 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 58 (77.33%) CCNP
3 53 (70.67%) Security Cleared
4 35 (46.67%) CCIE
5 26 (34.67%) SC Cleared
6 21 (28.00%) DV Cleared
7 20 (26.67%) CCNA
8 18 (24.00%) Degree
9 10 (13.33%) BPSS Clearance
10 9 (12.00%) BC Cleared
10 9 (12.00%) CCDA
11 7 (9.33%) CCIE Routing and Switching
12 6 (8.00%) CCDE
12 6 (8.00%) LPIC
12 6 (8.00%) MCSE
12 6 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (8.00%) OSCP
13 5 (6.67%) JNCIS
14 3 (4.00%) CCIP
15 2 (2.67%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.00%) QA
2 1 (1.33%) GDPR
System Software
1 3 (4.00%) VMware NSX
2 1 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (2.67%) Amdocs OSS
1 2 (2.67%) Ansible
2 1 (1.33%) Cisco IPCC
2 1 (1.33%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (1.33%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 62 (82.67%) Cisco
2 22 (29.33%) Juniper
3 15 (20.00%) SolarWinds
4 13 (17.33%) Microsoft
4 13 (17.33%) Palo Alto
5 11 (14.67%) Dell
5 11 (14.67%) Splunk
6 7 (9.33%) Google
7 5 (6.67%) Brocade
7 5 (6.67%) CheckPoint
7 5 (6.67%) F5
8 4 (5.33%) VMware
9 3 (4.00%) Aerohive Networks
9 3 (4.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 3 (4.00%) Aruba
9 3 (4.00%) MikroTik
10 2 (2.67%) Cramer
10 2 (2.67%) HP
11 1 (1.33%) CA
11 1 (1.33%) Fortinet