Period
to 10 August 2020

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 10 August 2020 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
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 530 803 880
Rank change year-on-year +273 +77 -51
Contract jobs citing CCDA 20 47 17
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.057% 0.051% 0.016%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.23% 0.27% 0.088%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 38 13
Median daily rate £463 £442 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.67% +3.97% +41.67%
10th Percentile £323 £310 £337
90th Percentile £603 £571 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +22.22% +5.88% +41.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £48.75 -
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 8,707 17,525 19,361
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.87% 19.10% 18.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,203 10,651 11,470
Median daily rate £475 £470 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% +5.88%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £240
90th Percentile £638 £641 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £445 £413
% change year-on-year +1.12% +7.88% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 434 848 942
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.75 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.10% +55.43% -23.13%
10th Percentile £17.00 £13.65 £12.63
90th Percentile £55.88 £60.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% +53.19% -24.19%

CCDA
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing CCDA as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for CCDA in the UK

CCDA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing CCDA.

Daily rate trend for CCDA in the UK

CCDA
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing CCDA over the 6 months to 10 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for CCDA in the UK

CCDA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing CCDA.

Hourly rate trend for CCDA in the UK

CCDA
Top 8 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 10 August 2020. 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 +275 20 £463 +4.67% 1
UK excluding London +219 15 £550 +22.22% 1
Midlands +103 9 £550 +69.23%
West Midlands +80 9 £550 +69.23%
London +205 5 £350 -5.41%
Work from Home -20 5 £345 -18.82%
South East +157 4 £505 +12.22%
South West - 2 £308 -

For the 6 months to 10 August 2020, 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 20 (100.00%) Cisco
1 20 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (90.00%) CCNP
2 18 (90.00%) WAN
3 17 (85.00%) LAN
3 17 (85.00%) Security Cleared
4 14 (70.00%) CCIE
5 13 (65.00%) CCNA
5 13 (65.00%) Juniper
5 13 (65.00%) BGP
5 13 (65.00%) Firewall
6 12 (60.00%) OSPF
6 12 (60.00%) CCDP
6 12 (60.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 11 (55.00%) SolarWinds
7 11 (55.00%) Network Design
8 10 (50.00%) Dell
8 10 (50.00%) Linux
8 10 (50.00%) VPN
8 10 (50.00%) DMVPN
9 9 (45.00%) Cisco ISE
9 9 (45.00%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 9 (45.00%) Splunk
9 9 (45.00%) DV Cleared
9 9 (45.00%) Cryptography
9 9 (45.00%) Python
9 9 (45.00%) Oracle
9 9 (45.00%) EIGRP
10 8 (40.00%) Project Delivery
11 7 (35.00%) VoIP

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 (5.00%) Confluence
1 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 18 (90.00%) WAN
2 17 (85.00%) LAN
3 13 (65.00%) BGP
3 13 (65.00%) Firewall
4 12 (60.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 12 (60.00%) OSPF
5 10 (50.00%) DMVPN
5 10 (50.00%) VPN
6 9 (45.00%) Cisco ISE
6 9 (45.00%) EIGRP
7 7 (35.00%) VoIP
8 6 (30.00%) IPsec
9 4 (20.00%) Wireless
10 3 (15.00%) DNS
10 3 (15.00%) Internet
10 3 (15.00%) MPLS
11 2 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
11 2 (10.00%) Unified Communications
11 2 (10.00%) VXLAN
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Bitbucket
1 1 (5.00%) JIRA
1 1 (5.00%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 4 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (15.00%) Public Sector
3 2 (10.00%) Police
4 1 (5.00%) Electronics
4 1 (5.00%) Finance
4 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (5.00%) Marketing
4 1 (5.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 12 (60.00%) Network Engineer
2 8 (40.00%) Architect
3 5 (25.00%) Design Engineer
3 5 (25.00%) Network Architect
3 5 (25.00%) Network Design Engineer
4 4 (20.00%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
5 3 (15.00%) Cisco Architect
5 3 (15.00%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (10.00%) Cisco Solutions Architect
7 1 (5.00%) Cisco Network Architect
7 1 (5.00%) Collaboration Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) LAN Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) LAN/WAN Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Network Systems Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Senior Architect
7 1 (5.00%) Senior Cisco Architect
7 1 (5.00%) Senior Cisco Network Architect
7 1 (5.00%) Senior Network Architect
7 1 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Driving Licence
2 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.00%) Private Cloud
2 1 (5.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 10 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) Network Design
2 9 (45.00%) Cryptography
3 8 (40.00%) Project Delivery
4 6 (30.00%) Service Delivery
5 3 (15.00%) Change Management
5 3 (15.00%) Communications Security
5 3 (15.00%) Configuration Management
5 3 (15.00%) Customer Requirements
5 3 (15.00%) Incident Management
5 3 (15.00%) ITSM
5 3 (15.00%) Knowledge Management
5 3 (15.00%) Pricing Strategy
5 3 (15.00%) Problem Management
5 3 (15.00%) Programme Management
5 3 (15.00%) Project Management
5 3 (15.00%) Service Management
5 3 (15.00%) Technical Architecture
5 3 (15.00%) Validation
6 2 (10.00%) Requirements Management
7 1 (5.00%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 9 (45.00%) Python
2 1 (5.00%) C
Qualifications
1 20 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (90.00%) CCNP
3 17 (85.00%) Security Cleared
4 14 (70.00%) CCIE
5 13 (65.00%) CCNA
6 12 (60.00%) CCDP
7 9 (45.00%) CCIE Routing and Switching
7 9 (45.00%) DV Cleared
8 6 (30.00%) SC Cleared
9 3 (15.00%) BC Cleared
9 3 (15.00%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (15.00%) CCIE Collaboration
10 2 (10.00%) JNCIA
11 1 (5.00%) VCDX
11 1 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) NCSC
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (5.00%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 20 (100.00%) Cisco
2 13 (65.00%) Juniper
3 11 (55.00%) SolarWinds
4 10 (50.00%) Dell
5 9 (45.00%) Oracle
5 9 (45.00%) Splunk
6 4 (20.00%) CheckPoint
7 3 (15.00%) F5
8 2 (10.00%) VMware
9 1 (5.00%) Fortinet
9 1 (5.00%) Infoblox
9 1 (5.00%) Palo Alto
9 1 (5.00%) SAP