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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 596 620 631
Rank change year-on-year +24 +11  
Contract jobs citing CCDA 12 19 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.027% 0.035% 0.020%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.13% 0.17% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 1
Median daily rate £350 £400 £725
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -44.82%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 -
% change year-on-year -12.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 9361 11155 10845
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.76% 20.82% 20.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 5974 6974 6147
Median daily rate £420 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +1.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £255 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £555 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 450 405 501
Median hourly rate £30.00 £37.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.91% +64.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.26 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £57.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -25.20% +73.91%  

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 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 3 months to 28 March 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 +22 9 £306 -23.43% 2
South East +15 4 £300 -18.64%
Berkshire +27 3 £300 -18.64%
London +25 3 - -
Bracknell - 3 £300 -
New Malden - 2 - -
West Yorkshire +11 1 £400 -
Yorkshire +11 1 £400 -
West Midlands +11 1 £313 -
Surrey - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £313 -
Dorking - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 £400 -

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 64 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 57 (89.06%) CCNA
3 55 (85.94%) Cisco
4 47 (73.44%) WAN
5 38 (59.38%) LAN
6 34 (53.13%) CCNP
7 31 (48.44%) Juniper
8 30 (46.88%) CCDP
9 28 (43.75%) Firewall
10 27 (42.19%) Network Design
11 26 (40.63%) VPN
12 25 (39.06%) ITIL
13 20 (31.25%) Data Centre
14 18 (28.13%) Security Cleared
15 17 (26.56%) Microsoft
15 17 (26.56%) CheckPoint
16 16 (25.00%) Unified Communications
17 15 (23.44%) Telecoms
18 14 (21.88%) SC Cleared
18 14 (21.88%) Network Security
19 13 (20.31%) Cisco ASA
19 13 (20.31%) Network Architecture
19 13 (20.31%) CCVP
20 12 (18.75%) Wireless
20 12 (18.75%) Nokia
20 12 (18.75%) Linux
20 12 (18.75%) SQL
20 12 (18.75%) VoIP
20 12 (18.75%) F5
21 11 (17.19%) JNCIA

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 3 (4.69%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (6.25%) MS Visio
2 3 (4.69%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.69%) MS Office
3 1 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 47 (73.44%) WAN
2 38 (59.38%) LAN
3 28 (43.75%) Firewall
4 26 (40.63%) VPN
5 16 (25.00%) Unified Communications
6 14 (21.88%) Network Security
7 13 (20.31%) Cisco ASA
8 12 (18.75%) VoIP
8 12 (18.75%) Wireless
9 10 (15.63%) Cisco PIX
9 10 (15.63%) DNS
9 10 (15.63%) IP Telephony
9 10 (15.63%) TCP/IP
10 9 (14.06%) Cisco Nexus
10 9 (14.06%) DHCP
11 8 (12.50%) Ethernet
11 8 (12.50%) HTTP
11 8 (12.50%) MPLS
12 7 (10.94%) BGP
12 7 (10.94%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.81%) SQL Server
General
1 15 (23.44%) Telecoms
2 4 (6.25%) Finance
3 3 (4.69%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.13%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 35 (54.69%) Network Engineer
2 18 (28.13%) Cisco Engineer
2 18 (28.13%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 8 (12.50%) Designer
3 8 (12.50%) Network Designer
3 8 (12.50%) Senior Network Engineer
3 8 (12.50%) WAN Engineer
4 6 (9.38%) Juniper Engineer
4 6 (9.38%) Network Specialist
4 6 (9.38%) Senior Cisco Engineer
4 6 (9.38%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
5 5 (7.81%) LAN Engineer
5 5 (7.81%) LAN/WAN Engineer
6 4 (6.25%) Analyst
6 4 (6.25%) Architect
6 4 (6.25%) Author
6 4 (6.25%) Network Analyst
6 4 (6.25%) Technical Author
7 3 (4.69%) IP Network Engineer
7 3 (4.69%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (15.63%) CSS
2 4 (6.25%) Web Services
3 2 (3.13%) 802.1X
3 2 (3.13%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (31.25%) Data Centre
2 6 (9.38%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.69%) Mobile App
3 3 (4.69%) NHS
4 2 (3.13%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.13%) Replication
4 2 (3.13%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.56%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.56%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.56%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 12 (18.75%) Linux
2 7 (10.94%) SUSE
2 7 (10.94%) Windows
2 7 (10.94%) Windows Server
2 7 (10.94%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (10.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (6.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (42.19%) Network Design
2 25 (39.06%) ITIL
3 13 (20.31%) Network Architecture
4 10 (15.63%) Migration
5 9 (14.06%) Problem Management
6 8 (12.50%) Service Delivery
7 7 (10.94%) Change Control
7 7 (10.94%) Incident Management
8 6 (9.38%) Load Balancing
9 5 (7.81%) Customer Requirements
9 5 (7.81%) PRINCE2
10 4 (6.25%) eTOM
10 4 (6.25%) Network Management
10 4 (6.25%) Project Management
10 4 (6.25%) Service Management
11 3 (4.69%) Information Security
11 3 (4.69%) Presales
11 3 (4.69%) Programme Management
12 2 (3.13%) Information Governance
12 2 (3.13%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 12 (18.75%) SQL
Qualifications
1 64 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 57 (89.06%) CCNA
3 34 (53.13%) CCNP
4 30 (46.88%) CCDP
5 18 (28.13%) Security Cleared
6 14 (21.88%) SC Cleared
7 13 (20.31%) CCVP
8 11 (17.19%) JNCIA
9 10 (15.63%) CCIE
9 10 (15.63%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (10.94%) JNCIP
10 7 (10.94%) JNCIS
11 4 (6.25%) CCSA
11 4 (6.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 4 (6.25%) MCSE
11 4 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (3.13%) CNA
12 2 (3.13%) CNE
12 2 (3.13%) MCSA
12 2 (3.13%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.69%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (10.94%) VMware ESXi
1 7 (10.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (7.81%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.56%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (3.13%) Cisco CME
1 2 (3.13%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (3.13%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 55 (85.94%) Cisco
2 31 (48.44%) Juniper
3 17 (26.56%) CheckPoint
3 17 (26.56%) Microsoft
4 12 (18.75%) F5
4 12 (18.75%) Nokia
5 10 (15.63%) VMware
6 7 (10.94%) Dell
6 7 (10.94%) Red Hat
7 5 (7.81%) Citrix
8 4 (6.25%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 4 (6.25%) Avaya
8 4 (6.25%) Huawei
8 4 (6.25%) Nortel
8 4 (6.25%) Riverbed
9 3 (4.69%) Palo Alto
10 2 (3.13%) AirMagnet
10 2 (3.13%) CA
10 2 (3.13%) Novell
10 2 (3.13%) Remedy