The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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)
England / South East
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 201 258 264
Rank change year-on-year +57 +6  
Contract jobs citing CCDP 38 12 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.50% 0.13% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.06% 0.48% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 5 6
Median daily rate £403 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.17% -3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £315 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £439 £400
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 the South East.

Academic & Professional Certification
South East
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1843 2518 2350
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 24.13% 28.22% 24.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1015 1473 1316
Median daily rate £407 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.75% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £285 £260
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 124 99 122
Median hourly rate £18.00 £31.00 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.93% +43.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £57.50 £44.96
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 the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 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 CCDP in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for CCDP in the South East

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for CCDP 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 CCDP in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for CCDP 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 CCDP within the South East 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
Hampshire +34 25 £425 +9.67%
Berkshire +27 6 £300 -14.28% 1
West Sussex - 5 £395 -
Surrey +3 1 £380 -1.29%
Buckinghamshire -16 1 £395 -
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England

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 South East region with a requirement for CCDP.

1 66 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 65 (98.48%) CCNP
3 59 (89.39%) Cisco
4 51 (77.27%) Firewall
5 45 (68.18%) Security Cleared
6 44 (66.67%) WAN
7 43 (65.15%) CheckPoint
8 42 (63.64%) SC Cleared
9 37 (56.06%) LAN
10 33 (50.00%) ITIL
10 33 (50.00%) CCIE
11 32 (48.48%) Riverbed
11 32 (48.48%) Network Design
11 32 (48.48%) F5
12 29 (43.94%) CCSA
13 27 (40.91%) CCSE
13 27 (40.91%) Juniper
14 26 (39.39%) Wireless
15 25 (37.88%) CCIP
15 25 (37.88%) JNCIA
15 25 (37.88%) JNCIE
15 25 (37.88%) Fortinet
15 25 (37.88%) FortiGate
16 24 (36.36%) VLAN
16 24 (36.36%) HP
16 24 (36.36%) ITSM
16 24 (36.36%) Service Management
17 23 (34.85%) VPN
18 22 (33.33%) CCNA
18 22 (33.33%) Aruba

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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 2 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (3.03%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.52%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.52%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 51 (77.27%) Firewall
2 44 (66.67%) WAN
3 37 (56.06%) LAN
4 26 (39.39%) Wireless
5 24 (36.36%) VLAN
6 23 (34.85%) VPN
7 22 (33.33%) BIG-IP
8 14 (21.21%) BGP
8 14 (21.21%) OSPF
9 11 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
9 11 (16.67%) MPLS
10 8 (12.12%) DAB
10 8 (12.12%) NetScaler
11 7 (10.61%) DMVPN
11 7 (10.61%) VoIP
12 4 (6.06%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (6.06%) Network Security
13 3 (4.55%) SAN
14 2 (3.03%) DSL
14 2 (3.03%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.03%) SQL Server
General
1 22 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 8 (12.12%) Banking
3 1 (1.52%) Finance
3 1 (1.52%) Legal
3 1 (1.52%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 31 (46.97%) Network Engineer
2 9 (13.64%) Architect
3 8 (12.12%) Senior Network Engineer
4 7 (10.61%) Author
4 7 (10.61%) Cisco Engineer
4 7 (10.61%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 7 (10.61%) Network Architect
4 7 (10.61%) NOC Engineer
4 7 (10.61%) Technical Author
5 6 (9.09%) Virtualisation Architect
6 5 (7.58%) Design Engineer
6 5 (7.58%) Designer
6 5 (7.58%) Network Design Engineer
6 5 (7.58%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) Security Designer
8 3 (4.55%) Consultant
8 3 (4.55%) VMware Architect
9 2 (3.03%) Information Security Consultant
9 2 (3.03%) Infrastructure Specialist
9 2 (3.03%) Provisioning Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 19 (28.79%) Computer Science
2 11 (16.67%) Data Centre
3 7 (10.61%) BBC
3 7 (10.61%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (4.55%) Driving Licence
4 3 (4.55%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.52%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.55%) Windows
1 3 (4.55%) Windows Server
1 3 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (3.03%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.52%) Linux
3 1 (1.52%) Unix
3 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (50.00%) ITIL
2 32 (48.48%) Network Design
3 24 (36.36%) ITSM
3 24 (36.36%) Service Management
4 7 (10.61%) eTOM
4 7 (10.61%) Load Balancing
5 6 (9.09%) Information Security
5 6 (9.09%) ISMS
5 6 (9.09%) Network Management
6 4 (6.06%) Information Security Management
6 4 (6.06%) Migration
6 4 (6.06%) Security Management
7 3 (4.55%) Internal Audit
7 3 (4.55%) Risk Management
7 3 (4.55%) Service Delivery
8 2 (3.03%) Customer Requirements
8 2 (3.03%) Data Encryption
8 2 (3.03%) Data Protection
8 2 (3.03%) Information Assurance
8 2 (3.03%) Kalman Filter
Qualifications
1 66 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 65 (98.48%) CCNP
3 45 (68.18%) Security Cleared
4 42 (63.64%) SC Cleared
5 33 (50.00%) CCIE
6 29 (43.94%) CCSA
7 27 (40.91%) CCSE
8 25 (37.88%) CCIP
8 25 (37.88%) JNCIA
8 25 (37.88%) JNCIE
9 22 (33.33%) CCNA
10 21 (31.82%) Degree
10 21 (31.82%) HP ASE
10 21 (31.82%) HP MASE
11 19 (28.79%) Computer Science Degree
12 9 (13.64%) CCDA
13 7 (10.61%) CISSP
14 6 (9.09%) CCSP
14 6 (9.09%) CISM
15 3 (4.55%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (7.58%) PCI DSS
3 3 (4.55%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 2 (3.03%) JSP 440
4 2 (3.03%) RMADS
5 1 (1.52%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.55%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.03%) BitLocker
4 1 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 25 (37.88%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.52%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 59 (89.39%) Cisco
2 43 (65.15%) CheckPoint
3 32 (48.48%) F5
3 32 (48.48%) Riverbed
4 27 (40.91%) Juniper
5 25 (37.88%) Fortinet
6 24 (36.36%) HP
7 22 (33.33%) Aruba
8 10 (15.15%) VMware
9 7 (10.61%) Rackspace
9 7 (10.61%) Virgin Media
10 2 (3.03%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 2 (3.03%) Citrix
10 2 (3.03%) Microsoft
10 2 (3.03%) NetApp
10 2 (3.03%) Palo Alto
11 1 (1.52%) BMC
11 1 (1.52%) Brocade
11 1 (1.52%) Remedy