The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for CCDP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP)
England / North West
Rank 127 156 152
Rank change year-on-year +29 -4  
Contract jobs citing CCDP 5 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.19% 0.052% 0.082%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.04% 0.25% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £335 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.20%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -15.29% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £49.19 -

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 the North West.

Academic & Professional Certification
North West
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 482 801 747
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 18.67% 20.87% 20.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 398 340
Median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £540 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 50 70
Median hourly rate £42.48 £40.00 £46.71
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.18% -14.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £62.50 £59.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year -25.20% +75.82%  

CCDP
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

CCDP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing CCDP in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for CCDP in the North West

CCDP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing CCDP in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for CCDP in the North West

CCDP
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCDP within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 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
Manchester +16 5 - - 1
CCDP
England

CCDP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 North West region with a requirement for CCDP.

1 14 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (78.57%) Cisco
3 10 (71.43%) Juniper
3 10 (71.43%) LAN
3 10 (71.43%) WAN
4 9 (64.29%) Network Design
5 8 (57.14%) CCIE
5 8 (57.14%) CCNA
6 6 (42.86%) Network Architecture
7 5 (35.71%) Network Security
7 5 (35.71%) CCDA
7 5 (35.71%) CheckPoint
7 5 (35.71%) Unix
7 5 (35.71%) Linux
7 5 (35.71%) VMware
8 4 (28.57%) OSPF
8 4 (28.57%) Citrix
8 4 (28.57%) ITIL
8 4 (28.57%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (28.57%) Load Balancing
8 4 (28.57%) Hyper-V
8 4 (28.57%) Unified Communications
8 4 (28.57%) High Availability
8 4 (28.57%) Palo Alto
8 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (28.57%) vSphere
9 3 (21.43%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (21.43%) F5
9 3 (21.43%) VLAN
9 3 (21.43%) MPLS

CCDP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 10 (71.43%) LAN
1 10 (71.43%) WAN
2 5 (35.71%) Network Security
3 4 (28.57%) OSPF
3 4 (28.57%) Unified Communications
4 3 (21.43%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (21.43%) Firewall
4 3 (21.43%) MPLS
4 3 (21.43%) VLAN
5 2 (14.29%) BGP
5 2 (14.29%) IPsec
5 2 (14.29%) VPN
6 1 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (7.14%) DNS
6 1 (7.14%) EIGRP
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Network Engineer
2 5 (35.71%) Network Specialist
3 4 (28.57%) Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) Network Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) Architect
4 3 (21.43%) Network Architect
5 2 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) Design Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Cisco Architect
6 1 (7.14%) Cisco Network Architect
6 1 (7.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Data Architect
6 1 (7.14%) Data Centre Architect
6 1 (7.14%) Data Migration Architect
6 1 (7.14%) Juniper Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Migration Architect
6 1 (7.14%) Network Design Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Senior Architect
6 1 (7.14%) Senior Data Architect
6 1 (7.14%) Senior Network Architect
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (14.29%) Data Centre
3 1 (7.14%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Linux
1 5 (35.71%) Unix
2 1 (7.14%) Solaris
2 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Network Design
2 6 (42.86%) Network Architecture
3 4 (28.57%) High Availability
3 4 (28.57%) ITIL
3 4 (28.57%) Load Balancing
4 3 (21.43%) Migration
5 1 (7.14%) Product Management
Qualifications
1 14 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (57.14%) CCIE
2 8 (57.14%) CCNA
3 5 (35.71%) CCDA
4 4 (28.57%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (21.43%) CCNP
6 1 (7.14%) JNCIE
6 1 (7.14%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (7.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) Hyper-V
1 4 (28.57%) vSphere
2 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 11 (78.57%) Cisco
2 10 (71.43%) Juniper
3 5 (35.71%) CheckPoint
3 5 (35.71%) VMware
4 4 (28.57%) Citrix
4 4 (28.57%) Palo Alto
5 3 (21.43%) F5