Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 852 794 846
Rank change year-on-year -58 +52 -14
Contract jobs citing CCDA 23 68 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.023% 0.070% 0.034%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.12% 0.35% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 31 18
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -14.89% +7.43%
10th Percentile £313 £271 £300
90th Percentile £490 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £325 £450
% change year-on-year +15.38% -27.78% +36.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 5
UK median hourly rate - £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 18,931 19,695 21,876
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.88% 20.39% 20.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,629 12,324 13,234
UK median daily rate £425 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% -
10th Percentile £225 £250 £248
90th Percentile £614 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 839 862 1,032
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.50 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.88% -5.56% +42.11%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.19 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -7.41% -1.82% +41.03%

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 16 January 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 13 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 16 January 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
UK excluding London -23 21 £375 +15.38% 7
England -55 18 £400 +24.03% 8
South East -22 8 £400 +29.03% 4
Wales - 4 £350 -
North of England +22 3 £438 +34.62%
Yorkshire +17 3 £438 +34.62%
East of England - 3 £450 -
Midlands -11 2 £375 -1.64% 2
London -52 2 £488 -2.50% 1
South West +9 1 £225 +21.62% 1
Channel Islands -1 1 £450 +9.09%
West Midlands -8 1 - - 1
East Midlands - 1 £375 - 1

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 23 (100.00%) Cisco
1 23 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (73.91%) CCNA
2 17 (73.91%) CCNP
3 13 (56.52%) LAN
4 10 (43.48%) Cisco Nexus
5 9 (39.13%) WAN
6 8 (34.78%) VPN
6 8 (34.78%) CCDP
7 7 (30.43%) Juniper
7 7 (30.43%) MPLS
7 7 (30.43%) OSPF
7 7 (30.43%) BGP
7 7 (30.43%) Data Centre
7 7 (30.43%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (30.43%) F5
8 6 (26.09%) Security Cleared
8 6 (26.09%) CCIE
9 5 (21.74%) ITIL
9 5 (21.74%) SC Cleared
10 4 (17.39%) Network Architecture
10 4 (17.39%) Junos
10 4 (17.39%) Network Design
10 4 (17.39%) Wireless
10 4 (17.39%) IPsec
10 4 (17.39%) JNCIA
10 4 (17.39%) Capita
11 3 (13.04%) VPLS
11 3 (13.04%) Load Balancing
11 3 (13.04%) CCDE

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (56.52%) LAN
2 10 (43.48%) Cisco Nexus
3 9 (39.13%) WAN
4 8 (34.78%) VPN
5 7 (30.43%) BGP
5 7 (30.43%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (30.43%) MPLS
5 7 (30.43%) OSPF
6 4 (17.39%) IPsec
6 4 (17.39%) Junos
6 4 (17.39%) Wireless
7 3 (13.04%) Cisco Wireless
7 3 (13.04%) Firewall
7 3 (13.04%) VPLS
7 3 (13.04%) VXLAN
8 2 (8.70%) DHCP
8 2 (8.70%) DNS
8 2 (8.70%) Software-Defined Networking
8 2 (8.70%) WLAN
9 1 (4.35%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (47.83%) Network Engineer
2 3 (13.04%) Architect
3 2 (8.70%) Cisco Consultant
3 2 (8.70%) Consultant
3 2 (8.70%) Implementation Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Network Implementation Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco Network Consultant
4 1 (4.35%) Network Architect
4 1 (4.35%) Network Consultant
4 1 (4.35%) Network Design Consultant
4 1 (4.35%) Presales Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) WLAN Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.35%) Driving Licence
2 1 (4.35%) VxBlock/Vblock
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) ITIL
2 4 (17.39%) Network Architecture
2 4 (17.39%) Network Design
3 3 (13.04%) Data Protection
3 3 (13.04%) Load Balancing
3 3 (13.04%) Presales
4 2 (8.70%) Mentoring
4 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (4.35%) Capacity Management
5 1 (4.35%) Change Control
5 1 (4.35%) Customer Requirements
5 1 (4.35%) Incident Management
5 1 (4.35%) Network Management
5 1 (4.35%) Network Optimisation
5 1 (4.35%) Problem Management
5 1 (4.35%) Project Management
5 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.35%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) Python
2 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (73.91%) CCNA
2 17 (73.91%) CCNP
3 8 (34.78%) CCDP
4 6 (26.09%) CCIE
4 6 (26.09%) Security Cleared
5 5 (21.74%) SC Cleared
6 4 (17.39%) JNCIA
7 3 (13.04%) CCDE
7 3 (13.04%) CCIE Routing and Switching
7 3 (13.04%) CCIP
8 2 (8.70%) JNCIP
9 1 (4.35%) CCSA
9 1 (4.35%) CCSE
9 1 (4.35%) CCSP
9 1 (4.35%) Degree
9 1 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (4.35%) JNCIE
9 1 (4.35%) JNCIS
9 1 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Firmware
2 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) Ansible
1 2 (8.70%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (8.70%) Puppet
Vendors
1 23 (100.00%) Cisco
2 7 (30.43%) F5
2 7 (30.43%) Juniper
3 4 (17.39%) Capita
4 3 (13.04%) CheckPoint
4 3 (13.04%) Meraki
5 2 (8.70%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 2 (8.70%) CA
5 2 (8.70%) Fortinet
6 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
6 1 (4.35%) NetApp
6 1 (4.35%) Palo Alto
6 1 (4.35%) VMware