Period
to 8 December 2021

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 8 December 2021 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
8 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 716 522 676
Rank change year-on-year -194 +154 +150
Contract jobs citing CCDP 44 18 101
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.062% 0.057% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.33% 0.24% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 11 56
10th Percentile £331 £319 £319
25th Percentile £345 £334 £396
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £375 £450
Median % change year-on-year +33.33% -16.67% +5.88%
75th Percentile £575 £464 £516
90th Percentile £651 £500 £631
UK median daily rate £500 £375 £450
% change year-on-year +33.33% -16.67% +6.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 3
10th Percentile £19.28 " "
25th Percentile £20.44 £17.00 £16.25
Median hourly rate £23.25 £18.00 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year +29.17% +2.86% -
75th Percentile £26.44 £25.63 £18.75
90th Percentile £27.83 £29.60 "
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +12.82% +11.43% -

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 13,488 7,496 15,204
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.86% 23.70% 20.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,665 5,045 9,832
10th Percentile £310 £285 £260
25th Percentile £413 £375 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £475 £473
Median % change year-on-year +7.89% +0.53% +5.00%
75th Percentile £613 £575 £565
90th Percentile £700 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £515 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +8.42% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 622 354 628
10th Percentile £13.13 £15.00 £14.00
25th Percentile £16.25 £21.05 £17.50
Median hourly rate £29.40 £40.00 £35.95
Median % change year-on-year -26.50% +11.27% +52.49%
75th Percentile £52.94 £52.50 £50.00
90th Percentile £66.68 £64.50 £60.00
UK median hourly rate £34.01 £40.00 £37.10
% change year-on-year -14.99% +7.82% +54.58%

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 8 December 2021.

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

CCDP
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 8 December 2021. 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 -62 21 £525 - 1
South West -42 12 £338 -
London -206 4 £638 +59.38%
West Midlands -70 2 £386 -9.29% 2
Midlands -76 2 £386 -9.29% 2
Yorkshire - 1 £400 -
East of England - 1 £550 - 1
North of England - 1 £400 - 9
CCDP
UK

For the 6 months to 8 December 2021, 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 44 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 43 (97.73%) Cisco
3 39 (88.64%) CCNP
4 34 (77.27%) Firewall
5 28 (63.64%) WAN
6 26 (59.09%) LAN
7 25 (56.82%) Security Cleared
8 23 (52.27%) OSPF
8 23 (52.27%) BGP
9 20 (45.45%) Juniper
10 17 (38.64%) ITIL
11 15 (34.09%) Service Delivery
11 15 (34.09%) Wireless
12 14 (31.82%) MPLS
13 12 (27.27%) Telecoms
13 12 (27.27%) DV Cleared
14 11 (25.00%) SC Cleared
15 10 (22.73%) Migration
15 10 (22.73%) VPN
15 10 (22.73%) Patch Management
15 10 (22.73%) Palo Alto
15 10 (22.73%) SD-WAN
15 10 (22.73%) Organisational Skills
16 9 (20.45%) JNCIP
17 8 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
17 8 (18.18%) Wi-Fi
17 8 (18.18%) Internet
17 8 (18.18%) CCNA
17 8 (18.18%) Social Skills
17 8 (18.18%) Cisco Nexus

CCDP
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 3 (6.82%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (11.36%) MS Visio
2 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (18.18%) Azure
2 6 (13.64%) AWS
3 3 (6.82%) IBM Cloud
4 2 (4.55%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (4.55%) GCP
4 2 (4.55%) Microsoft 365
5 1 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (2.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (77.27%) Firewall
2 28 (63.64%) WAN
3 26 (59.09%) LAN
4 23 (52.27%) BGP
4 23 (52.27%) OSPF
5 15 (34.09%) Wireless
6 14 (31.82%) MPLS
7 10 (22.73%) SD-WAN
7 10 (22.73%) VPN
8 8 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
8 8 (18.18%) Cisco Nexus
8 8 (18.18%) Internet
8 8 (18.18%) Wi-Fi
9 7 (15.91%) VoIP
10 6 (13.64%) Network Security
11 5 (11.36%) Cisco ISE
11 5 (11.36%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 4 (9.09%) Ethernet
12 4 (9.09%) IP Telephony
12 4 (9.09%) PBX
Development Applications
1 1 (2.27%) JIRA
General
1 12 (27.27%) Telecoms
2 10 (22.73%) Organisational Skills
3 8 (18.18%) Social Skills
4 3 (6.82%) Public Sector
5 1 (2.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (47.73%) Network Engineer
2 9 (20.45%) Architect
3 7 (15.91%) Network Architect
4 6 (13.64%) Design Engineer
4 6 (13.64%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
5 4 (9.09%) Network Design Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) Consultant
6 3 (6.82%) Engineering Specialist
7 2 (4.55%) Cisco Consultant
7 2 (4.55%) Cisco Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Implementation Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Network Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Network Implementation Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Senior Network Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Telecoms Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Telecoms Engineer
8 1 (2.27%) Senior Implementation Engineer
8 1 (2.27%) Voice Analyst
8 1 (2.27%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.55%) Middleware
2 1 (2.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.64%) Data Centre
2 5 (11.36%) Hybrid Cloud
3 4 (9.09%) Virtual Team
4 3 (6.82%) EMC VMAX
4 3 (6.82%) EMC VNX
4 3 (6.82%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 2 (4.55%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (2.27%) Driving Licence
6 1 (2.27%) Fibre Optics
6 1 (2.27%) Internet of Things
6 1 (2.27%) iPad
6 1 (2.27%) Smartphone
6 1 (2.27%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.27%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (38.64%) ITIL
2 15 (34.09%) Service Delivery
3 10 (22.73%) Migration
3 10 (22.73%) Patch Management
4 6 (13.64%) Network Design
5 5 (11.36%) Load Balancing
6 4 (9.09%) Validation
7 3 (6.82%) Converged Infrastructure
7 3 (6.82%) Data Engineering
7 3 (6.82%) High Availability
7 3 (6.82%) Network Management
7 3 (6.82%) Network Virtualisation
7 3 (6.82%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (4.55%) Change Management
8 2 (4.55%) Performance Improvement
8 2 (4.55%) Problem-Solving
8 2 (4.55%) Process Management
8 2 (4.55%) Systems Engineering
9 1 (2.27%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 7 (15.91%) C
2 1 (2.27%) Python
Qualifications
1 44 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (88.64%) CCNP
3 25 (56.82%) Security Cleared
4 12 (27.27%) DV Cleared
5 11 (25.00%) SC Cleared
6 9 (20.45%) JNCIP
7 8 (18.18%) CCNA
8 6 (13.64%) CCIE
9 5 (11.36%) JNCIS
10 4 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (6.82%) MCSE
11 3 (6.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (4.55%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (4.55%) CCIP
12 2 (4.55%) CCSP
12 2 (4.55%) OCA
12 2 (4.55%) Oracle Certification
13 1 (2.27%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 1 (2.27%) CCIE Service Provider
13 1 (2.27%) CCNP Voice
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.09%) SLA
2 2 (4.55%) QA
3 1 (2.27%) GDPR
System Software
1 3 (6.82%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (6.82%) VMware NSX
2 2 (4.55%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) Ansible
1 1 (2.27%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (2.27%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 43 (97.73%) Cisco
2 20 (45.45%) Juniper
3 10 (22.73%) Palo Alto
4 6 (13.64%) F5
5 5 (11.36%) Microsoft
6 4 (9.09%) Avaya
6 4 (9.09%) CheckPoint
6 4 (9.09%) HP
6 4 (9.09%) Nortel
7 3 (6.82%) Brocade
7 3 (6.82%) Fortinet
7 3 (6.82%) IBM
7 3 (6.82%) Nokia
7 3 (6.82%) Red Hat
7 3 (6.82%) VMware
8 2 (4.55%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 2 (4.55%) Blue Coat
8 2 (4.55%) Ciena
8 2 (4.55%) EMC
8 2 (4.55%) Google