Period
to 19 September 2018

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 19 September 2018 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
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 872 849 854
Rank change year-on-year -23 +5 +17
Contract jobs citing CCDA 11 29 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.011% 0.029% 0.049%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.058% 0.15% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 14 20
UK median daily rate £425 £325 £339
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.77% -4.06% -15.31%
10th Percentile £302 £300 £282
90th Percentile £488 £535 £459
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +30.77% - -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 3
UK median hourly rate - £50.00 £50.00
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 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 19,130 18,757 22,767
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.56% 19.00% 21.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,323 11,367 14,163
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £244 £242 £243
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £414 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.50% +5.40% +1.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 976 916 812
UK median hourly rate £24.04 £29.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.10% +5.45% +19.57%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.04 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £51.21 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £31.68 £27.55
% change year-on-year -21.07% +14.97% +14.22%

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 19 September 2018.

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
Top 5 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 19 September 2018. 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 -27 11 £425 +30.77% 14
UK excluding London -24 10 £425 +30.77% 12
South East -17 8 £425 +41.67% 3
East of England - 2 £356 - 2
London +3 1 - - 3

For the 6 months to 19 September 2018, 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 11 (100.00%) Cisco
1 11 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (81.82%) WAN
2 9 (81.82%) LAN
3 7 (63.64%) CCNA
3 7 (63.64%) Firewall
4 6 (54.55%) Network Architecture
4 6 (54.55%) CCNP
4 6 (54.55%) Internet
5 5 (45.45%) MPLS
5 5 (45.45%) CheckPoint
5 5 (45.45%) Juniper
5 5 (45.45%) VPN
5 5 (45.45%) Telecoms
5 5 (45.45%) Data Centre
6 4 (36.36%) Capita
6 4 (36.36%) Unified Communications
6 4 (36.36%) Wireless
6 4 (36.36%) CCDP
6 4 (36.36%) BGP
7 3 (27.27%) NetScreen
7 3 (27.27%) OSPF
7 3 (27.27%) Nortel
7 3 (27.27%) Avaya
7 3 (27.27%) DNS
7 3 (27.27%) HTTPS
7 3 (27.27%) SSL
7 3 (27.27%) SMTP
7 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
7 3 (27.27%) CCIE

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 (27.27%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) IaaS
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (9.09%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (81.82%) LAN
1 9 (81.82%) WAN
2 7 (63.64%) Firewall
3 6 (54.55%) Internet
4 5 (45.45%) MPLS
4 5 (45.45%) VPN
5 4 (36.36%) BGP
5 4 (36.36%) Unified Communications
5 4 (36.36%) Wireless
6 3 (27.27%) DNS
6 3 (27.27%) FTP
6 3 (27.27%) HTTP
6 3 (27.27%) HTTPS
6 3 (27.27%) NetScreen
6 3 (27.27%) OSPF
6 3 (27.27%) PBX
6 3 (27.27%) SMTP
6 3 (27.27%) SSL
6 3 (27.27%) WAAS
6 3 (27.27%) WLAN
General
1 5 (45.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (18.18%) Network Engineer
1 2 (18.18%) Project Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco Network Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Network Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Network Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Network Project Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Project Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Team Leader
2 1 (9.09%) Technical Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Technical Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Data Centre
2 2 (18.18%) User Experience
3 1 (9.09%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Network Architecture
2 3 (27.27%) Business Continuity
2 3 (27.27%) Load Balancing
2 3 (27.27%) Use Case
3 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
4 1 (9.09%) Change Management
4 1 (9.09%) Contingency Planning
4 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (9.09%) Network Design
4 1 (9.09%) Network Management
4 1 (9.09%) Network Optimisation
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (9.09%) Presales
4 1 (9.09%) Project Governance
4 1 (9.09%) Workflow
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (63.64%) CCNA
3 6 (54.55%) CCNP
4 4 (36.36%) CCDP
5 3 (27.27%) CCIE
5 3 (27.27%) CCVP
6 1 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (9.09%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Cisco
2 5 (45.45%) CheckPoint
2 5 (45.45%) Juniper
3 4 (36.36%) Capita
4 3 (27.27%) Avaya
4 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
4 3 (27.27%) Nortel
5 2 (18.18%) Palo Alto
5 2 (18.18%) SolarWinds
6 1 (9.09%) Aerohive Networks
6 1 (9.09%) Aruba
6 1 (9.09%) BT
6 1 (9.09%) Exinda
6 1 (9.09%) F5
6 1 (9.09%) Fortinet
6 1 (9.09%) HP
6 1 (9.09%) Mitel
6 1 (9.09%) Riverbed