Period
to 15 May 2021

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 15 May 2021 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
15 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 666 586 836
Rank change year-on-year -80 +250 +47
Contract jobs citing CCDA 12 49 22
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.021% 0.098% 0.024%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.10% 0.43% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 35 15
10th Percentile £418 £325 £313
25th Percentile £434 £363 £321
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £488 £434
Median % change year-on-year -2.56% +12.39% +8.44%
75th Percentile £516 £603 £538
90th Percentile £533 £650 £573
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £550 £506
% change year-on-year -25.00% +8.64% +26.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Median hourly rate £33.50 £44.02 -
Median % change year-on-year -23.90% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 - -

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 11,782 11,470 17,465
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.61% 22.97% 19.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,696 7,364 10,971
10th Percentile £305 £263 £263
25th Percentile £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £488 £475 £470
Median % change year-on-year +2.63% +1.06% +4.44%
75th Percentile £575 £575 £563
90th Percentile £655 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +7.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 573 461 737
10th Percentile £14.52 £14.75 £12.82
25th Percentile £20.50 £18.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate £39.50 £30.00 £30.00
Median % change year-on-year +31.67% - +39.53%
75th Percentile £51.56 £49.19 £46.00
90th Percentile £63.75 £57.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £25.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +45.10% -7.27% +26.55%

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Hourly rate trend for CCDA in the UK

CCDA
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing CCDA over the 6 months to 15 May 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for CCDA in the UK

CCDA
Top 6 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 15 May 2021. 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 -37 11 £506 +0.25% 1
London -35 10 £506 +44.64% 1
Work from Home -273 5 £475 +31.94%
UK excluding London 0 2 £413 -25.00%
South East +17 1 - -
Isle of Man - 1 £413 -

For the 6 months to 15 May 2021, 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 12 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (91.67%) CCNP
2 11 (91.67%) WAN
3 10 (83.33%) CCNA
3 10 (83.33%) Cisco
4 8 (66.67%) LAN
5 7 (58.33%) Firewall
6 6 (50.00%) MPLS
6 6 (50.00%) VPN
6 6 (50.00%) CCDP
6 6 (50.00%) Data Centre
7 5 (41.67%) Fortinet
7 5 (41.67%) TCP/IP
7 5 (41.67%) Ethernet
7 5 (41.67%) OSPF
7 5 (41.67%) BGP
8 4 (33.33%) Wireless
8 4 (33.33%) VMware
8 4 (33.33%) Network Design
8 4 (33.33%) DHCP
8 4 (33.33%) Windows
8 4 (33.33%) CCIE
8 4 (33.33%) CA
8 4 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (33.33%) Requirements Gathering
9 3 (25.00%) Fibre Optics
9 3 (25.00%) Pricing Strategy
9 3 (25.00%) Presales
9 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
9 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management

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 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) AWS
2 1 (8.33%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (91.67%) WAN
2 8 (66.67%) LAN
3 7 (58.33%) Firewall
4 6 (50.00%) MPLS
4 6 (50.00%) VPN
5 5 (41.67%) BGP
5 5 (41.67%) Ethernet
5 5 (41.67%) OSPF
5 5 (41.67%) TCP/IP
6 4 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (33.33%) DHCP
6 4 (33.33%) Wireless
7 3 (25.00%) BIG-IP
7 3 (25.00%) DNS
7 3 (25.00%) HTTP
7 3 (25.00%) Internet
7 3 (25.00%) SAN
8 2 (16.67%) DMVPN
8 2 (16.67%) EIGRP
8 2 (16.67%) SD-WAN
General
1 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Social Skills
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Designer
2 3 (25.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Juniper Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) IP Designer
4 1 (8.33%) IT Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Network Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Network Designer
4 1 (8.33%) Network Systems Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) Jinja
2 1 (8.33%) 802.1X
2 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (25.00%) Fibre Optics
3 1 (8.33%) e-Health
3 1 (8.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Linux
2 3 (25.00%) SUSE
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Network Design
1 4 (33.33%) Requirements Gathering
2 3 (25.00%) Network Architecture
2 3 (25.00%) Network Planning
2 3 (25.00%) Presales
2 3 (25.00%) Pricing Strategy
2 3 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
2 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (16.67%) ITIL
3 2 (16.67%) Network Management
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (8.33%) Change Management
4 1 (8.33%) Coaching
4 1 (8.33%) Network Virtualisation
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Management
4 1 (8.33%) Scrum
4 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Identification
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (91.67%) CCNP
3 10 (83.33%) CCNA
4 6 (50.00%) CCDP
5 4 (33.33%) CCIE
6 3 (25.00%) JNCIA
6 3 (25.00%) JNCIP
6 3 (25.00%) JNCIS
7 1 (8.33%) BC Cleared
7 1 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (8.33%) CCSA
7 1 (8.33%) CISSP
7 1 (8.33%) Degree
7 1 (8.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
7 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) CA Spectrum
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (8.33%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 10 (83.33%) Cisco
2 5 (41.67%) Fortinet
3 4 (33.33%) CA
3 4 (33.33%) VMware
4 3 (25.00%) Dell
4 3 (25.00%) F5
4 3 (25.00%) Juniper
4 3 (25.00%) Red Hat
5 2 (16.67%) Huawei
5 2 (16.67%) Nokia
5 2 (16.67%) Palo Alto
5 2 (16.67%) SolarWinds
6 1 (8.33%) Barracuda Networks
6 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint
6 1 (8.33%) Citrix
6 1 (8.33%) Meraki
6 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
6 1 (8.33%) Radware
6 1 (8.33%) Riverbed