Period
to 16 November 2019

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 16 November 2019 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
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 676 801 782
Rank change year-on-year +125 -19 -33
Contract jobs citing CCDP 108 77 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.14% 0.081% 0.073%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.70% 0.43% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 44 61
England median daily rate £450 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +5.46% -10.44%
10th Percentile £313 £329 £313
90th Percentile £575 £639 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £403
% change year-on-year +5.88% +5.46% -10.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
England median hourly rate £17.50 - £33.00
10th Percentile £16.25 - £31.50
90th Percentile £18.75 - £34.50
UK median hourly rate £17.50 - £31.85

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 15,535 17,819 17,914
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.43% 18.75% 18.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,567 10,546 10,983
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +0.24%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £231
90th Percentile £650 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.88% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 732 859 845
England median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £25.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -3.21% +3.32%
10th Percentile £14.50 £12.75 £12.00
90th Percentile £60.00 £51.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year +40.00% -7.41% +3.85%

CCDP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for CCDP in England

CCDP
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

CCDP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CCDP in England over the 6 months to 16 November 2019.

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 6 months to 16 November 2019. 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 +46 30 £450 +9.09% 6
London +80 26 £450 +2.86% 9
Midlands +62 20 £503 +54.62% 3
West Midlands +48 20 £503 +54.62% 2
North of England +38 16 £425 - 6
North West +28 13 £425 -26.09% 3
South West +4 9 £494 +3.95% 1
East of England +35 7 £438 +25.00% 1
Yorkshire +29 2 £425 - 1
North East +16 1 £513 +7.89% 2
CCDP
UK

For the 6 months to 16 November 2019, 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.

1 108 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 99 (91.67%) CCNP
2 99 (91.67%) Cisco
3 71 (65.74%) Firewall
4 52 (48.15%) CCIE
5 51 (47.22%) LAN
5 51 (47.22%) Security Cleared
6 45 (41.67%) BGP
7 43 (39.81%) WAN
7 43 (39.81%) Network Design
8 42 (38.89%) SC Cleared
9 41 (37.96%) Wireless
10 37 (34.26%) OSPF
11 30 (27.78%) MPLS
12 29 (26.85%) CCNA
12 29 (26.85%) Data Centre
13 27 (25.00%) Load Balancing
14 25 (23.15%) VPN
15 23 (21.30%) TCP/IP
16 20 (18.52%) Juniper
16 20 (18.52%) Network Security
16 20 (18.52%) Cisco Nexus
17 19 (17.59%) F5
17 19 (17.59%) CheckPoint
18 18 (16.67%) CCDA
18 18 (16.67%) Telecoms
18 18 (16.67%) Palo Alto
19 16 (14.81%) Migration
20 15 (13.89%) Service Delivery
20 15 (13.89%) DNS

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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 3 (2.78%) Skype for Business
2 2 (1.85%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.85%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (1.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.63%) Azure
2 3 (2.78%) AWS
2 3 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 71 (65.74%) Firewall
2 51 (47.22%) LAN
3 45 (41.67%) BGP
4 43 (39.81%) WAN
5 41 (37.96%) Wireless
6 37 (34.26%) OSPF
7 30 (27.78%) MPLS
8 25 (23.15%) VPN
9 23 (21.30%) TCP/IP
10 20 (18.52%) Cisco Nexus
10 20 (18.52%) Network Security
11 15 (13.89%) DNS
12 14 (12.96%) Internet
13 13 (12.04%) EIGRP
14 12 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
15 11 (10.19%) VoIP
16 10 (9.26%) VLAN
17 9 (8.33%) DHCP
17 9 (8.33%) Ethernet
17 9 (8.33%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.93%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (3.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 18 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 9 (8.33%) Finance
3 5 (4.63%) Banking
4 3 (2.78%) Public Sector
5 1 (0.93%) Games
5 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.93%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 61 (56.48%) Network Engineer
2 33 (30.56%) Design Engineer
3 31 (28.70%) Network Design Engineer
4 25 (23.15%) Architect
5 22 (20.37%) Network Architect
6 21 (19.44%) Cisco Engineer
6 21 (19.44%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 10 (9.26%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 7 (6.48%) Cisco Design Engineer
8 7 (6.48%) Consultant
8 7 (6.48%) IP Network Engineer
8 7 (6.48%) Network Consultant
9 6 (5.56%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
9 6 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (4.63%) Head of Network Operations
10 5 (4.63%) Head of Operations
10 5 (4.63%) Senior Architect
10 5 (4.63%) Senior Network Architect
11 4 (3.70%) Network Security Engineer
11 4 (3.70%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.70%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 29 (26.85%) Data Centre
2 5 (4.63%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.63%) Public Cloud
3 3 (2.78%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (1.85%) e-Learning
4 2 (1.85%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (1.85%) PKI
5 1 (0.93%) BBC
5 1 (0.93%) Clustering
5 1 (0.93%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.93%) Fibre Optics
5 1 (0.93%) Frameworx
5 1 (0.93%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (0.93%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.93%) NHS
5 1 (0.93%) RSA SecurID
5 1 (0.93%) TM Forum
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.63%) Windows
2 4 (3.70%) Unix
3 3 (2.78%) Linux
4 2 (1.85%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.93%) Mac OS X Server
5 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (39.81%) Network Design
2 27 (25.00%) Load Balancing
3 16 (14.81%) Migration
4 15 (13.89%) Service Delivery
5 14 (12.96%) Project Delivery
6 10 (9.26%) Project Management
7 9 (8.33%) Network Architecture
7 9 (8.33%) Presales
8 8 (7.41%) Network Management
9 7 (6.48%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (6.48%) Technical Architecture
9 7 (6.48%) Technical Leadership
10 5 (4.63%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (4.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 5 (4.63%) ITIL
10 5 (4.63%) Process Management
10 5 (4.63%) TOGAF
11 4 (3.70%) Customer Requirements
11 4 (3.70%) Server Virtualisation
12 3 (2.78%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.93%) Python
Qualifications
1 108 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 99 (91.67%) CCNP
3 52 (48.15%) CCIE
4 51 (47.22%) Security Cleared
5 42 (38.89%) SC Cleared
6 29 (26.85%) CCNA
7 18 (16.67%) CCDA
8 10 (9.26%) BC Cleared
8 10 (9.26%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (4.63%) CCSA
10 4 (3.70%) CCIP
10 4 (3.70%) JNCIE
10 4 (3.70%) JNCIS
11 3 (2.78%) CCSE
11 3 (2.78%) JNCIP
11 3 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (1.85%) CCSP
12 2 (1.85%) CCVP
12 2 (1.85%) Degree
12 2 (1.85%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.78%) QA
2 2 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (0.93%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (6.48%) VMware NSX
2 6 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.70%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (1.85%) Cisco Prime
1 2 (1.85%) FortiGate
1 2 (1.85%) SCCM
2 1 (0.93%) Amdocs OSS
2 1 (0.93%) Ansible
2 1 (0.93%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (0.93%) SCOM
2 1 (0.93%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 99 (91.67%) Cisco
2 20 (18.52%) Juniper
3 19 (17.59%) CheckPoint
3 19 (17.59%) F5
4 18 (16.67%) Palo Alto
5 13 (12.04%) Aruba
6 11 (10.19%) Fortinet
7 10 (9.26%) VMware
8 9 (8.33%) Microsoft
9 8 (7.41%) HP
10 6 (5.56%) Brocade
10 6 (5.56%) Meraki
11 5 (4.63%) Aerohive Networks
12 4 (3.70%) CA
13 3 (2.78%) Alcatel-Lucent
13 3 (2.78%) Avaya
13 3 (2.78%) Barracuda Networks
13 3 (2.78%) Radware
13 3 (2.78%) SolarWinds
13 3 (2.78%) Virgin Media