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 3 months to 24 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 Professional (CCDP)
UK / England
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 512 563 578
Rank change year-on-year +51 +15  
Contract jobs citing CCDP 70 69 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.16% 0.14% 0.092%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.85% 0.65% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 36 25
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £338 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £444
UK excluding London median daily rate £411 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +9.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £33.00 £52.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.14% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £52.50 -
% change year-on-year -39.04% -  

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 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 8243 10634 9584
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 19.41% 21.54% 18.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 4956 6723 5645
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 441 367 484
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% +22.22%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.15 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.40 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.21 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.25% +25.22%  

CCDP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for CCDP 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 CCDP in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for CCDP in England

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CCDP in England over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CCDP 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 CCDP in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 3 months to 24 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 +57 38 £403 +11.17% 1
London -11 13 £475 +5.55% 3
North East +74 6 £475 +31.03%
East of England -2 5 £550 - 5
West Midlands +21 3 £488 +30.00%
North West +20 2 £500 +17.64% 2
Yorkshire +19 1 £580 +48.71%
East Midlands -6 1 - - 2
South West - 1 - -
CCDP
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing CCDP 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 CCDP.

1 138 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 125 (90.58%) Cisco
3 124 (89.86%) CCNP
4 99 (71.74%) Firewall
5 83 (60.14%) WAN
6 80 (57.97%) CCIE
7 79 (57.25%) CheckPoint
8 74 (53.62%) LAN
9 63 (45.65%) Security Cleared
10 62 (44.93%) ITIL
11 59 (42.75%) Network Design
12 58 (42.03%) Juniper
13 57 (41.30%) F5
14 56 (40.58%) Wireless
15 55 (39.86%) SC Cleared
16 50 (36.23%) Riverbed
17 48 (34.78%) CCSE
18 47 (34.06%) CCSA
19 46 (33.33%) HP
19 46 (33.33%) CCIP
20 45 (32.61%) CCNA
20 45 (32.61%) JNCIA
21 44 (31.88%) JNCIE
22 43 (31.16%) Fortinet
22 43 (31.16%) ITSM
22 43 (31.16%) Service Management
22 43 (31.16%) FortiGate
23 36 (26.09%) BIG-IP
24 35 (25.36%) Telecoms
25 34 (24.64%) VPN

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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 2 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (1.45%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.72%) Confluence
2 1 (0.72%) OpenStack
2 1 (0.72%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.72%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (2.17%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.45%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.45%) IaaS
1 2 (1.45%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.45%) PaaS
1 2 (1.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 99 (71.74%) Firewall
2 83 (60.14%) WAN
3 74 (53.62%) LAN
4 56 (40.58%) Wireless
5 36 (26.09%) BIG-IP
6 34 (24.64%) VPN
7 26 (18.84%) BGP
7 26 (18.84%) MPLS
7 26 (18.84%) VLAN
8 22 (15.94%) OSPF
9 16 (11.59%) Cisco Nexus
9 16 (11.59%) VoIP
10 15 (10.87%) Cisco ASA
11 12 (8.70%) EIGRP
12 9 (6.52%) Network Security
13 8 (5.80%) DAB
13 8 (5.80%) NetScaler
14 7 (5.07%) DMVPN
14 7 (5.07%) IPsec
14 7 (5.07%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.72%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (0.72%) DataStage
2 1 (0.72%) DB2
2 1 (0.72%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.72%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.72%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.72%) JIRA
General
1 35 (25.36%) Telecoms
2 15 (10.87%) Banking
3 14 (10.14%) Finance
4 4 (2.90%) Local Government
5 2 (1.45%) Electronics
6 1 (0.72%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.72%) Legal
6 1 (0.72%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.72%) Retail
Job Titles
1 74 (53.62%) Network Engineer
2 20 (14.49%) Architect
3 17 (12.32%) Network Architect
4 14 (10.14%) Senior Network Engineer
5 13 (9.42%) Consultant
6 12 (8.70%) Cisco Engineer
7 11 (7.97%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 9 (6.52%) Security Consultant
9 8 (5.80%) Design Engineer
9 8 (5.80%) WAN Engineer
10 7 (5.07%) Author
10 7 (5.07%) Designer
10 7 (5.07%) NOC Engineer
10 7 (5.07%) Technical Author
11 6 (4.35%) Information Security Consultant
11 6 (4.35%) LAN Engineer
11 6 (4.35%) LAN/WAN Engineer
11 6 (4.35%) Network Design Engineer
11 6 (4.35%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
11 6 (4.35%) Virtualisation Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.90%) 802.1X
2 2 (1.45%) COM
3 1 (0.72%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 30 (21.74%) Data Centre
2 29 (21.01%) Computer Science
3 9 (6.52%) Management Information System
4 7 (5.07%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (5.07%) BBC
4 7 (5.07%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (2.17%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.45%) CESG
6 2 (1.45%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.72%) Digital TV
7 1 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.72%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 8 (5.80%) Windows
2 6 (4.35%) Windows Server
3 5 (3.62%) Unix
4 3 (2.17%) FreeBSD
4 3 (2.17%) Linux
4 3 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.45%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (44.93%) ITIL
2 59 (42.75%) Network Design
3 43 (31.16%) ITSM
3 43 (31.16%) Service Management
4 12 (8.70%) Information Security
5 9 (6.52%) Load Balancing
5 9 (6.52%) Migration
5 9 (6.52%) PRINCE2
6 8 (5.80%) Network Management
7 7 (5.07%) Data Protection
7 7 (5.07%) eTOM
7 7 (5.07%) ISMS
7 7 (5.07%) Project Management
8 6 (4.35%) Presales
8 6 (4.35%) Risk Management
9 5 (3.62%) Change Control
9 5 (3.62%) High Availability
9 5 (3.62%) Information Security Management
9 5 (3.62%) Security Management
10 4 (2.90%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.45%) SQL
2 1 (0.72%) C
Qualifications
1 138 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 124 (89.86%) CCNP
3 80 (57.97%) CCIE
4 63 (45.65%) Security Cleared
5 55 (39.86%) SC Cleared
6 48 (34.78%) CCSE
7 47 (34.06%) CCSA
8 46 (33.33%) CCIP
9 45 (32.61%) CCNA
9 45 (32.61%) JNCIA
10 44 (31.88%) JNCIE
11 34 (24.64%) Degree
12 32 (23.19%) HP ASE
12 32 (23.19%) HP MASE
13 29 (21.01%) Computer Science Degree
14 19 (13.77%) CISSP
15 13 (9.42%) CCDA
16 12 (8.70%) CCSP
16 12 (8.70%) CISM
17 8 (5.80%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (9.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (6.52%) PCI DSS
3 6 (4.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 5 (3.62%) RMADS
5 3 (2.17%) GPG13
5 3 (2.17%) JSP 440
6 2 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.72%) QA
7 1 (0.72%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (5.80%) Hyper-V
3 6 (4.35%) vSphere
4 5 (3.62%) Active Directory
5 3 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.45%) BitLocker
6 2 (1.45%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.72%) Firmware
7 1 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 43 (31.16%) FortiGate
2 2 (1.45%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (1.45%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (1.45%) Nessus
2 2 (1.45%) WhatsUp Gold
3 1 (0.72%) Ansible
3 1 (0.72%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.72%) Puppet
3 1 (0.72%) RANCID
3 1 (0.72%) Terraform
Vendors
1 125 (90.58%) Cisco
2 79 (57.25%) CheckPoint
3 58 (42.03%) Juniper
4 57 (41.30%) F5
5 50 (36.23%) Riverbed
6 46 (33.33%) HP
7 43 (31.16%) Fortinet
8 31 (22.46%) Aruba
9 17 (12.32%) VMware
10 16 (11.59%) Palo Alto
11 9 (6.52%) Citrix
11 9 (6.52%) Microsoft
12 7 (5.07%) Rackspace
12 7 (5.07%) Virgin Media
13 3 (2.17%) CyberArk
13 3 (2.17%) TippingPoint
14 2 (1.45%) AirMagnet
14 2 (1.45%) Forcepoint
14 2 (1.45%) McAfee
14 2 (1.45%) Symantec