Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 896 869 807
Rank change year-on-year -27 -62 +78
Contract jobs citing CCDA 13 26 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.012% 0.025% 0.081%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.065% 0.13% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 19 35
UK median daily rate £325 £366 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.26% -8.44% -13.98%
10th Percentile £229 £310 £256
90th Percentile £538 £490 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £374 £350 £331
% change year-on-year +6.86% +5.66% -26.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
UK median hourly rate - £55.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
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 20,125 19,479 21,211
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.10% 18.86% 20.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,945 11,980 13,272
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £256 £220 £240
90th Percentile £625 £606 £594
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 970 887 851
UK median hourly rate £26.10 £25.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.36% -1.92% +4.00%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.93 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £26.87 £27.00
% change year-on-year -1.36% -0.50% +5.88%

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 13 December 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 7 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 13 December 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 -18 13 £325 -15.17% 13
UK excluding London -24 11 £374 +6.86% 10
South East -13 8 £425 +16.04% 6
London +12 2 £325 -33.33% 3
East of England - 2 £238 - 2
Midlands -10 1 £325 - 1
West Midlands -21 1 £325 -

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 13 (100.00%) Cisco
1 13 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (76.92%) CCNA
3 9 (69.23%) WAN
3 9 (69.23%) Firewall
4 8 (61.54%) CCNP
4 8 (61.54%) CheckPoint
4 8 (61.54%) Internet
5 7 (53.85%) MPLS
5 7 (53.85%) Juniper
5 7 (53.85%) LAN
5 7 (53.85%) Wireless
6 6 (46.15%) Telecoms
6 6 (46.15%) Avaya
6 6 (46.15%) BGP
7 5 (38.46%) OSPF
7 5 (38.46%) CCDP
7 5 (38.46%) CCIE
7 5 (38.46%) TCP/IP
7 5 (38.46%) VPN
7 5 (38.46%) Load Balancing
7 5 (38.46%) Skype for Business
7 5 (38.46%) Unified Communications
8 4 (30.77%) CCVP
8 4 (30.77%) PBX
8 4 (30.77%) VoIP
8 4 (30.77%) Nortel
8 4 (30.77%) NetScreen
9 3 (23.08%) WLAN
9 3 (23.08%) SMTP

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 5 (38.46%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 9 (69.23%) Firewall
1 9 (69.23%) WAN
2 8 (61.54%) Internet
3 7 (53.85%) LAN
3 7 (53.85%) MPLS
3 7 (53.85%) Wireless
4 6 (46.15%) BGP
5 5 (38.46%) OSPF
5 5 (38.46%) TCP/IP
5 5 (38.46%) Unified Communications
5 5 (38.46%) VPN
6 4 (30.77%) NetScreen
6 4 (30.77%) PBX
6 4 (30.77%) VoIP
7 3 (23.08%) DNS
7 3 (23.08%) FTP
7 3 (23.08%) HTTP
7 3 (23.08%) SMTP
7 3 (23.08%) SNMP
7 3 (23.08%) WLAN
General
1 6 (46.15%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Network Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Project Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco Network Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Design Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) LAN Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) LAN/WAN Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Network Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Network Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Network Design Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Telephony Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) WAN Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) IT Manager
4 1 (7.69%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Project Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) User Experience
2 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Load Balancing
2 3 (23.08%) Business Continuity
2 3 (23.08%) Network Architecture
2 3 (23.08%) Use Case
3 2 (15.38%) Contingency Planning
3 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (15.38%) Network Design
3 2 (15.38%) Network Optimisation
3 2 (15.38%) Project Management
3 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
3 2 (15.38%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (7.69%) Change Management
Qualifications
1 13 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (76.92%) CCNA
3 8 (61.54%) CCNP
4 5 (38.46%) CCDP
4 5 (38.46%) CCIE
5 4 (30.77%) CCVP
6 2 (15.38%) BC Cleared
6 2 (15.38%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (15.38%) CCSA
6 2 (15.38%) CCSE
6 2 (15.38%) JNCIE
6 2 (15.38%) JNCIP
6 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
6 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
7 1 (7.69%) PMI Certification
7 1 (7.69%) PMP
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) Cisco
2 8 (61.54%) CheckPoint
3 7 (53.85%) Juniper
4 6 (46.15%) Avaya
5 4 (30.77%) Nortel
6 3 (23.08%) F5
6 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
6 3 (23.08%) Palo Alto
7 2 (15.38%) Aerohive Networks
7 2 (15.38%) Exinda
7 2 (15.38%) Mitel
7 2 (15.38%) Riverbed
7 2 (15.38%) SolarWinds
8 1 (7.69%) Fortinet