Period
to 20 November 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for CCDA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 20 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 Associate (CCDA)
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 766 890 871
Rank change year-on-year +124 -19 -43
Contract jobs citing CCDA 45 12 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.054% 0.012% 0.025%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.26% 0.061% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 10 16
UK median daily rate £425 £374 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.64% -2.38% -4.22%
10th Percentile £310 £229 £313
90th Percentile £528 £471 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £374 £358
% change year-on-year +13.64% +4.43% +6.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 3
UK median hourly rate £47.50 - £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.33 - -

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 contract job vacancies with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 16,998 19,578 19,259
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.35% 18.82% 18.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,406 11,575 11,804
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £262 £253 £221
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 848 948 900
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £25.12 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.33% -4.30% -0.94%
10th Percentile £14.98 £12.69 £12.00
90th Percentile £59.61 £51.25 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +32.08% -3.64% -

CCDA
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing CCDA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for CCDA in the UK

CCDA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CCDA in the UK

CCDA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CCDA over the 6 months to 20 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CCDA in the UK

CCDA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CCDA in the UK

CCDA
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing CCDA over the 6 months to 20 November 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for CCDA in the UK

CCDA
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCDA within the UK over the 6 months to 20 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
England +117 42 £450 +20.32% 16
UK excluding London +80 24 £425 +13.64% 14
London +111 20 £428 - 4
South East +47 13 £450 +5.88% 2
North of England - 8 £350 - 1
Yorkshire - 4 £450 - 1
North West - 4 £325 -
Northern Ireland - 2 £373 - 2
Midlands +32 1 £525 +61.54% 9
East Midlands - 1 £525 -

For the 6 months to 20 November 2019, IT contractor jobs citing CCDA 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 with a requirement for CCDA.

1 45 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 43 (95.56%) CCNP
3 40 (88.89%) Cisco
4 30 (66.67%) WAN
5 28 (62.22%) CCNA
6 26 (57.78%) LAN
6 26 (57.78%) Firewall
7 23 (51.11%) Juniper
8 22 (48.89%) Data Centre
9 19 (42.22%) Network Design
9 19 (42.22%) Fortinet
10 18 (40.00%) CheckPoint
10 18 (40.00%) CCDP
11 17 (37.78%) CCIE
12 16 (35.56%) VPN
12 16 (35.56%) F5
13 15 (33.33%) BGP
14 14 (31.11%) Network Architecture
14 14 (31.11%) Palo Alto
14 14 (31.11%) VXLAN
15 13 (28.89%) Ethernet
16 12 (26.67%) TCP/IP
17 11 (24.44%) MPLS
18 10 (22.22%) Network Security
18 10 (22.22%) Security Cleared
18 10 (22.22%) SC Cleared
19 9 (20.00%) JNCIS
19 9 (20.00%) JNCIP
19 9 (20.00%) Telecoms
19 9 (20.00%) DNS

CCDA
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (6.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (11.11%) MS Visio
2 4 (8.89%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.67%) AWS
2 2 (4.44%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 30 (66.67%) WAN
2 26 (57.78%) Firewall
2 26 (57.78%) LAN
3 16 (35.56%) VPN
4 15 (33.33%) BGP
5 14 (31.11%) VXLAN
6 13 (28.89%) Ethernet
7 12 (26.67%) TCP/IP
8 11 (24.44%) MPLS
9 10 (22.22%) Network Security
10 9 (20.00%) DNS
11 8 (17.78%) OSPF
11 8 (17.78%) SAN
12 7 (15.56%) Cisco Nexus
12 7 (15.56%) DHCP
12 7 (15.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 7 (15.56%) HTTP
13 6 (13.33%) Internet
13 6 (13.33%) VoIP
14 4 (8.89%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (4.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 24 (53.33%) Network Engineer
2 11 (24.44%) Design Engineer
3 9 (20.00%) Network Design Engineer
4 8 (17.78%) Senior Network Engineer
5 7 (15.56%) Architect
6 6 (13.33%) Network Architect
7 4 (8.89%) Cisco Design Engineer
7 4 (8.89%) Cisco Engineer
7 4 (8.89%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
7 4 (8.89%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 4 (8.89%) Consultant
7 4 (8.89%) Network Consultant
7 4 (8.89%) WAN Engineer
8 3 (6.67%) Implementation Engineer
8 3 (6.67%) IP Design Engineer
8 3 (6.67%) IP Network Engineer
9 2 (4.44%) LAN Engineer
9 2 (4.44%) LAN/WAN Engineer
9 2 (4.44%) Senior Systems Engineer
9 2 (4.44%) Technical Design Authority
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.67%) Web Services
2 1 (2.22%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 22 (48.89%) Data Centre
2 8 (17.78%) Fibre Optics
3 5 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 5 (11.11%) Public Cloud
4 2 (4.44%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (4.44%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (4.44%) Virtual Team
5 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (2.22%) NHS
5 1 (2.22%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.78%) Linux
1 8 (17.78%) Windows
2 7 (15.56%) SUSE
2 7 (15.56%) Windows Server
2 7 (15.56%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (15.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (42.22%) Network Design
2 14 (31.11%) Network Architecture
3 8 (17.78%) Network Management
3 8 (17.78%) Project Delivery
3 8 (17.78%) Service Delivery
4 7 (15.56%) Project Management
4 7 (15.56%) Technical Architecture
4 7 (15.56%) Technical Leadership
5 4 (8.89%) Load Balancing
6 3 (6.67%) Migration
7 2 (4.44%) Capacity Management
7 2 (4.44%) Change Management
7 2 (4.44%) Customer Engagement
7 2 (4.44%) Information Security
7 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 2 (4.44%) ITIL
7 2 (4.44%) Network Load Balancing
7 2 (4.44%) Presales
7 2 (4.44%) WAN Optimisation
8 1 (2.22%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.78%) SQL
Qualifications
1 45 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 43 (95.56%) CCNP
3 28 (62.22%) CCNA
4 18 (40.00%) CCDP
5 17 (37.78%) CCIE
6 10 (22.22%) SC Cleared
6 10 (22.22%) Security Cleared
7 9 (20.00%) JNCIP
7 9 (20.00%) JNCIS
8 7 (15.56%) JNCIA
9 6 (13.33%) BC Cleared
9 6 (13.33%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (8.89%) CCSA
11 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (4.44%) CCSE
12 2 (4.44%) CCSP
12 2 (4.44%) CCVP
12 2 (4.44%) JNCIE
13 1 (2.22%) CCNP Voice
13 1 (2.22%) MCSE
System Software
1 7 (15.56%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (8.89%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.44%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.22%) Amdocs OSS
Vendors
1 40 (88.89%) Cisco
2 23 (51.11%) Juniper
3 19 (42.22%) Fortinet
4 18 (40.00%) CheckPoint
5 16 (35.56%) F5
6 14 (31.11%) Palo Alto
7 8 (17.78%) VMware
8 7 (15.56%) Dell
8 7 (15.56%) Red Hat
8 7 (15.56%) SolarWinds
9 4 (8.89%) Microsoft
10 3 (6.67%) Barracuda Networks
10 3 (6.67%) CA
10 3 (6.67%) Radware
10 3 (6.67%) Riverbed
11 2 (4.44%) Avaya
11 2 (4.44%) HP
11 2 (4.44%) SonicWALL
12 1 (2.22%) Blue Coat
12 1 (2.22%) Cramer