Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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)
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 860 813 861
Rank change year-on-year -47 +48 +6
Contract jobs citing CCDA 27 78 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.026% 0.074% 0.030%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.14% 0.36% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 32 16
UK median daily rate £366 £400 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.44% -13.98% +6.29%
10th Percentile £313 £272 £300
90th Percentile £505 £488 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £338
% change year-on-year +3.70% - +3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 4
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £50.00 £39.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +27.14% -21.35%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £29.50 -

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 19249 21726 22502
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.67% 20.64% 19.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 11801 13552 13564
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
10th Percentile £221 £243 £244
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year +3.23% +0.65% +5.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 904 871 1086
UK median hourly rate £26.00 £25.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.96% +2.00% +31.58%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.13 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.19 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £26.54 £25.06
% change year-on-year +3.63% +5.90% +31.89%

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 23 November 2017.

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 9 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 23 November 2017. 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 -33 23 £400 +14.29% 4
UK excluding London 0 18 £350 +3.70% 4
South East +3 11 £366 +18.15% 2
London -25 9 £488 +2.63%
Wales - 4 £350 -
North of England +52 3 £438 +25.00% 2
Yorkshire +16 3 £438 +45.83% 2
West Midlands +18 1 - -
Midlands +10 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 with a requirement for CCDA.

1 27 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (88.89%) Cisco
3 22 (81.48%) CCNP
3 22 (81.48%) CCNA
4 17 (62.96%) LAN
4 17 (62.96%) WAN
5 14 (51.85%) VPN
6 13 (48.15%) Juniper
7 10 (37.04%) JNCIA
8 9 (33.33%) Network Design
8 9 (33.33%) Security Cleared
8 9 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
8 9 (33.33%) DNS
8 9 (33.33%) DHCP
9 8 (29.63%) ITIL
9 8 (29.63%) Firewall
9 8 (29.63%) TCP/IP
9 8 (29.63%) F5
9 8 (29.63%) Network Architecture
9 8 (29.63%) JNCIP
10 7 (25.93%) JNCIS
10 7 (25.93%) Network Security
10 7 (25.93%) Data Centre
10 7 (25.93%) VMware
11 6 (22.22%) IPsec
11 6 (22.22%) MPLS
11 6 (22.22%) OSPF
11 6 (22.22%) BGP
11 6 (22.22%) Windows
11 6 (22.22%) Linux

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:

Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (11.11%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (62.96%) LAN
1 17 (62.96%) WAN
2 14 (51.85%) VPN
3 9 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 9 (33.33%) DHCP
3 9 (33.33%) DNS
4 8 (29.63%) Firewall
4 8 (29.63%) TCP/IP
5 7 (25.93%) Network Security
6 6 (22.22%) BGP
6 6 (22.22%) Ethernet
6 6 (22.22%) HTTP
6 6 (22.22%) IPsec
6 6 (22.22%) MPLS
6 6 (22.22%) OSPF
7 5 (18.52%) SAN
8 4 (14.81%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (14.81%) Junos
8 4 (14.81%) Wireless
8 4 (14.81%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (7.41%) Finance
1 2 (7.41%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (55.56%) Network Engineer
2 5 (18.52%) Juniper Engineer
2 5 (18.52%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Architect
3 2 (7.41%) Cisco Consultant
3 2 (7.41%) Consultant
3 2 (7.41%) Implementation Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Network Implementation Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Author
4 1 (3.70%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Network Architect
4 1 (3.70%) Network Consultant
4 1 (3.70%) Network Specialist
4 1 (3.70%) Network Support
4 1 (3.70%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Senior Cisco Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (3.70%) Support Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Technical Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.93%) Data Centre
2 3 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.70%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 6 (22.22%) Linux
1 6 (22.22%) Windows
2 5 (18.52%) SUSE
2 5 (18.52%) Windows Server
2 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) Network Design
2 8 (29.63%) ITIL
2 8 (29.63%) Network Architecture
3 5 (18.52%) Load Balancing
4 3 (11.11%) Data Protection
4 3 (11.11%) Network Management
5 2 (7.41%) ITIL V3
5 2 (7.41%) Programme Management
5 2 (7.41%) WAN Optimisation
6 1 (3.70%) Change Control
6 1 (3.70%) Customer Requirements
6 1 (3.70%) eTOM
6 1 (3.70%) Incident Management
6 1 (3.70%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (22.22%) SQL
2 2 (7.41%) Python
Qualifications
1 27 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (81.48%) CCNA
2 22 (81.48%) CCNP
3 10 (37.04%) JNCIA
4 9 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 8 (29.63%) JNCIP
6 7 (25.93%) JNCIS
7 6 (22.22%) CCDP
7 6 (22.22%) CCIE
8 5 (18.52%) SC Cleared
9 4 (14.81%) CCIE Routing and Switching
10 3 (11.11%) CCIP
11 2 (7.41%) CCDE
12 1 (3.70%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 1 (3.70%) CCIE Service Provider
12 1 (3.70%) Computer Science Degree
12 1 (3.70%) Degree
12 1 (3.70%) JNCIE
12 1 (3.70%) NCDA
12 1 (3.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) HIPAA
System Software
1 5 (18.52%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.70%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) Ansible
1 2 (7.41%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (7.41%) Puppet
Vendors
1 24 (88.89%) Cisco
2 13 (48.15%) Juniper
3 8 (29.63%) F5
4 7 (25.93%) VMware
5 5 (18.52%) Dell
5 5 (18.52%) Fortinet
5 5 (18.52%) Red Hat
5 5 (18.52%) Riverbed
6 3 (11.11%) Capita
6 3 (11.11%) CheckPoint
6 3 (11.11%) Palo Alto
6 3 (11.11%) SolarWinds
7 2 (7.41%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 2 (7.41%) CA
7 2 (7.41%) Citrix
8 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
8 1 (3.70%) NetApp