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 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 586 615 620
Rank change year-on-year +29 +5  
Contract jobs citing CCDA 16 28 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.034% 0.052% 0.034%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.18% 0.24% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 6
Median daily rate £300 £375 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +1.69%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £338 £363
% change year-on-year -11.11% -6.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 2
Median hourly rate £50.00 £29.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +69.49% -41.00%  
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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 9015 11714 10685
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.26% 21.77% 19.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 5392 7313 6190
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 493 442 560
Median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.03% +16.32%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.55 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.08 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.10 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.62% +24.80%  

CCDA
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing CCDA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 23 June 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing CCDA over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +20 16 £300 -20.00% 9
South East +7 8 £300 -11.11% 3
Berkshire +22 7 £300 -11.11%
London +3 7 - - 4
Bracknell - 6 £300 -
New Malden - 5 - -
Reading +13 1 £500 +47.05%
West Midlands +13 1 £650 +73.33%
Hampshire +11 1 £375 +25.00% 2
City of London -2 1 - - 2
Shropshire - 1 £650 -
Southampton - 1 £375 - 1
Telford - 1 £650 -

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 29 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (93.10%) WAN
3 26 (89.66%) CCNA
4 24 (82.76%) CCNP
5 21 (72.41%) Cisco
6 17 (58.62%) VPN
6 17 (58.62%) LAN
7 16 (55.17%) CCDP
7 16 (55.17%) Firewall
8 12 (41.38%) Network Design
8 12 (41.38%) Security Cleared
9 11 (37.93%) VLAN
9 11 (37.93%) TCP/IP
9 11 (37.93%) Juniper
10 10 (34.48%) Ethernet
10 10 (34.48%) ITIL
10 10 (34.48%) Data Centre
11 9 (31.03%) Network Security
12 8 (27.59%) Network Architecture
12 8 (27.59%) VMware
12 8 (27.59%) SQL
12 8 (27.59%) Linux
12 8 (27.59%) DMVPN
13 7 (24.14%) Windows Server
13 7 (24.14%) Windows
13 7 (24.14%) DHCP
13 7 (24.14%) HTTP
13 7 (24.14%) DNS
13 7 (24.14%) Dell
13 7 (24.14%) SAN

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 1 (3.45%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (17.24%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 27 (93.10%) WAN
2 17 (58.62%) LAN
2 17 (58.62%) VPN
3 16 (55.17%) Firewall
4 11 (37.93%) TCP/IP
4 11 (37.93%) VLAN
5 10 (34.48%) Ethernet
6 9 (31.03%) Network Security
7 8 (27.59%) DMVPN
8 7 (24.14%) BGP
8 7 (24.14%) DHCP
8 7 (24.14%) DNS
8 7 (24.14%) HTTP
8 7 (24.14%) SAN
9 6 (20.69%) MPLS
9 6 (20.69%) OSPF
9 6 (20.69%) Wireless
10 5 (17.24%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (17.24%) EIGRP
10 5 (17.24%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (20.69%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.90%) Electronics
2 2 (6.90%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (37.93%) Network Engineer
2 9 (31.03%) Cisco Engineer
2 9 (31.03%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 8 (27.59%) Senior Network Engineer
4 7 (24.14%) Author
4 7 (24.14%) Technical Author
5 6 (20.69%) WAN Engineer
6 4 (13.79%) LAN Engineer
6 4 (13.79%) LAN/WAN Engineer
7 3 (10.34%) Juniper Engineer
8 2 (6.90%) Architect
8 2 (6.90%) Cisco Design Engineer
8 2 (6.90%) Network Architect
8 2 (6.90%) Provisioning Engineer
8 2 (6.90%) Senior Cisco Engineer
8 2 (6.90%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
9 1 (3.45%) Cisco Network Consultant
9 1 (3.45%) Network Operations Engineer
9 1 (3.45%) Operations Engineer
9 1 (3.45%) Senior Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.24%) Web Services
2 3 (10.34%) CSS
3 2 (6.90%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 10 (34.48%) Data Centre
2 5 (17.24%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.90%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.45%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 8 (27.59%) Linux
2 7 (24.14%) SUSE
2 7 (24.14%) Windows
2 7 (24.14%) Windows Server
2 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (41.38%) Network Design
2 10 (34.48%) ITIL
3 8 (27.59%) Network Architecture
4 7 (24.14%) eTOM
5 5 (17.24%) Network Management
5 5 (17.24%) Service Delivery
6 4 (13.79%) Customer Requirements
7 3 (10.34%) Presales
8 2 (6.90%) Load Balancing
8 2 (6.90%) Migration
8 2 (6.90%) Problem Management
8 2 (6.90%) Programme Management
8 2 (6.90%) Validation
9 1 (3.45%) Change Control
9 1 (3.45%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (3.45%) Data Migration
9 1 (3.45%) High Availability
9 1 (3.45%) Incident Management
9 1 (3.45%) ITIL V3
9 1 (3.45%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (27.59%) SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (89.66%) CCNA
3 24 (82.76%) CCNP
4 16 (55.17%) CCDP
5 12 (41.38%) Security Cleared
6 7 (24.14%) JNCIA
6 7 (24.14%) JNCIP
6 7 (24.14%) JNCIS
6 7 (24.14%) SC Cleared
7 4 (13.79%) CCIE
7 4 (13.79%) CCVP
8 2 (6.90%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (6.90%) Degree
9 1 (3.45%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 1 (3.45%) CCIP
9 1 (3.45%) CCSA
9 1 (3.45%) CCSP
9 1 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (3.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 7 (24.14%) VMware ESXi
2 6 (20.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 21 (72.41%) Cisco
2 11 (37.93%) Juniper
3 8 (27.59%) VMware
4 7 (24.14%) Dell
4 7 (24.14%) Red Hat
5 6 (20.69%) Riverbed
6 5 (17.24%) Fortinet
6 5 (17.24%) SolarWinds
7 4 (13.79%) CheckPoint
7 4 (13.79%) F5
8 3 (10.34%) Microsoft
8 3 (10.34%) Nokia
9 2 (6.90%) AirMagnet
9 2 (6.90%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 2 (6.90%) Avaya
9 2 (6.90%) CA
9 2 (6.90%) Citrix
9 2 (6.90%) Nortel
10 1 (3.45%) Huawei
10 1 (3.45%) Oracle