The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for CCDA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 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 Associate (CCDA)
England / South East
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 240 269 258
Rank change year-on-year +29 -11  
Contract jobs citing CCDA 8 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.10% 0.10% 0.074%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.42% 0.36% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 4
Median daily rate £300 £338 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% -8.78%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £338 £363
% change year-on-year -11.11% -6.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £33.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £29.50 -
% change year-on-year +11.86% -  

CCDA 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 South East.

Academic & Professional Certification
South East
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1883 2495 2358
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 24.17% 28.30% 24.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1033 1463 1323
Median daily rate £405 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £285 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 96 122
Median hourly rate £18.00 £24.06 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.18% +11.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £14.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £57.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

CCDA
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for CCDA in the South East

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing CCDA in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for CCDA in the South East

CCDA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CCDA in the South East over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CCDA in the South East

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCDA in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for CCDA in the South East

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Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCDA within the South East region over the 3 months to 26 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
Berkshire +22 7 £300 -11.11%
Hampshire +8 1 £375 +25.00% 2
CCDA
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing CCDA 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 South East region with a requirement for CCDA.

1 12 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (91.67%) WAN
2 11 (91.67%) CCNP
2 11 (91.67%) CCNA
3 9 (75.00%) CCDP
4 8 (66.67%) VLAN
5 7 (58.33%) SC Cleared
5 7 (58.33%) Security Cleared
5 7 (58.33%) eTOM
5 7 (58.33%) DMVPN
5 7 (58.33%) ITIL
6 5 (41.67%) Cisco
7 4 (33.33%) Telecoms
8 3 (25.00%) MPLS
8 3 (25.00%) OSPF
8 3 (25.00%) BGP
8 3 (25.00%) DSL
8 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
8 3 (25.00%) VPN
8 3 (25.00%) LAN
8 3 (25.00%) Ethernet
9 2 (16.67%) RIP
9 2 (16.67%) SDH
9 2 (16.67%) EIGRP
9 2 (16.67%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 2 (16.67%) Internet
9 2 (16.67%) Validation
9 2 (16.67%) Migration
9 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (16.67%) Data Centre

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 1 (8.33%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 11 (91.67%) WAN
2 8 (66.67%) VLAN
3 7 (58.33%) DMVPN
4 3 (25.00%) BGP
4 3 (25.00%) DSL
4 3 (25.00%) Ethernet
4 3 (25.00%) LAN
4 3 (25.00%) MPLS
4 3 (25.00%) OSPF
4 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 3 (25.00%) VPN
5 2 (16.67%) ADSL
5 2 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (16.67%) EIGRP
5 2 (16.67%) Firewall
5 2 (16.67%) Internet
5 2 (16.67%) RIP
5 2 (16.67%) SDH
5 2 (16.67%) xDSL
6 1 (8.33%) WAAS
General
1 4 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Author
1 7 (58.33%) Technical Author
2 2 (16.67%) Network Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Provisioning Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) WAN Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco Support
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Network Operations Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Network Support
3 1 (8.33%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Network Operations Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Operations Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (8.33%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) eTOM
1 7 (58.33%) ITIL
2 2 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
2 2 (16.67%) Migration
2 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
2 2 (16.67%) Validation
3 1 (8.33%) Data Migration
3 1 (8.33%) High Availability
3 1 (8.33%) Presales
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (91.67%) CCNA
2 11 (91.67%) CCNP
3 9 (75.00%) CCDP
4 7 (58.33%) SC Cleared
4 7 (58.33%) Security Cleared
5 1 (8.33%) CCIP
5 1 (8.33%) CCSP
5 1 (8.33%) CCVP
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Cisco
2 2 (16.67%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 1 (8.33%) Avaya
3 1 (8.33%) F5
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (8.33%) Nortel
3 1 (8.33%) VMware