The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for CCDE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 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 Expert (CCDE)
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 597 635 641
Rank change year-on-year +38 +6  
Contract jobs citing CCDE 4 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.009% 0.017% 0.009%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.045% 0.077% 0.047%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 4
Median daily rate £494 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.95% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £445 £500
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £530 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate - £463 £525
% change year-on-year - -11.90%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

CCDE 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 8902 11739 10644
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.24% 21.83% 18.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 5326 7337 6185
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 486 445 556
Median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £24.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.03% +18.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.64 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.13 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.21 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.25% +25.22%  

CCDE
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for CCDE in the UK

CCDE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing CCDE.

Contractor daily rate trend for CCDE in the UK

CCDE
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CCDE over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CCDE in the UK

CCDE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCDE.

Contractor hourly rate trend for CCDE in the UK

CCDE
Top 2 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCDE within the UK over the 3 months to 24 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 +45 4 £494 -5.95%
London +14 4 £494 -5.95%

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing CCDE 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 CCDE.

1 8 (100.00%) CCIE
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (87.50%) Cisco
2 7 (87.50%) Network Design
2 7 (87.50%) Data Centre
3 5 (62.50%) CCDP
4 4 (50.00%) CCNP
5 3 (37.50%) Change Management
5 3 (37.50%) Firewall
5 3 (37.50%) Finance
5 3 (37.50%) Migration
5 3 (37.50%) CCIP
5 3 (37.50%) Python
5 3 (37.50%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (12.50%) SaaS
6 1 (12.50%) PaaS
6 1 (12.50%) IaaS
6 1 (12.50%) Investment Banking
6 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
6 1 (12.50%) Banking
6 1 (12.50%) TOGAF

CCDE
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 (12.50%) IaaS
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (12.50%) PaaS
1 1 (12.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco Nexus
1 3 (37.50%) Firewall
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Data Centre Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Design Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Network Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Design Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Network Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Cisco Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Cisco Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Design Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Network Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (87.50%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Network Design
2 3 (37.50%) Change Management
2 3 (37.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) CCIE
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (62.50%) CCDP
3 4 (50.00%) CCNP
4 3 (37.50%) CCIP
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Cisco
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft