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 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cisco Certified Design Expert (CCDE)
UK
Rank 589 640 622
Rank change year-on-year +51 -18  
Contract jobs citing CCDE 4 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.009% 0.008% 0.004%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.042% 0.036% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Median daily rate £400 £373 £725
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.38% -48.62%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £373 -
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 9414 11094 10598
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.78% 20.85% 20.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 5980 6917 6023
Median daily rate £420 £405 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +1.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £255 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £563 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 450 405 479
Median hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +66.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £12.43 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £57.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

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 Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 25 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 +29 3 £400 +7.38%
London - 3 £400 -

CCDE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 10 (100.00%) Cisco
1 10 (100.00%) CCIE
1 10 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (60.00%) Data Centre
3 4 (40.00%) Network Security
3 4 (40.00%) Network Design
3 4 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (30.00%) Finance
4 3 (30.00%) Validation
4 3 (30.00%) Firewall
4 3 (30.00%) Python
4 3 (30.00%) Network Architecture
5 2 (20.00%) HSRP
5 2 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (20.00%) CCNP
5 2 (20.00%) VPN
5 2 (20.00%) CCDP
5 2 (20.00%) Citrix
5 2 (20.00%) Wireless
6 1 (10.00%) CISA
6 1 (10.00%) CISM
6 1 (10.00%) Change Management
6 1 (10.00%) Migration
6 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (10.00%) VMware
6 1 (10.00%) Banking
6 1 (10.00%) TOGAF
6 1 (10.00%) CEH
6 1 (10.00%) CISSP
6 1 (10.00%) DNS

CCDE
Top Related 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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 4 (40.00%) Network Security
2 3 (30.00%) Firewall
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (20.00%) HSRP
3 2 (20.00%) VPN
3 2 (20.00%) Wireless
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (10.00%) DHCP
4 1 (10.00%) DNS
4 1 (10.00%) EIGRP
4 1 (10.00%) MPLS
4 1 (10.00%) NetScaler
4 1 (10.00%) NetScreen
4 1 (10.00%) SNMP
4 1 (10.00%) VLAN
4 1 (10.00%) WAN
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Architect
1 4 (40.00%) Network Architect
2 3 (30.00%) Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Technical Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Security Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Architect
3 1 (10.00%) VMware Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Network Design
2 3 (30.00%) Network Architecture
2 3 (30.00%) Validation
3 1 (10.00%) Change Management
3 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (10.00%) Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (10.00%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) CCIE
1 10 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (20.00%) CCDP
2 2 (20.00%) CCNP
3 1 (10.00%) CCIP
3 1 (10.00%) CEH
3 1 (10.00%) CISA
3 1 (10.00%) CISM
3 1 (10.00%) CISSP
3 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) FortiGate
1 1 (10.00%) Stealthwatch
1 1 (10.00%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (20.00%) Citrix
3 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (10.00%) Fortinet
3 1 (10.00%) Juniper
3 1 (10.00%) Lancope
3 1 (10.00%) Meru Networks
3 1 (10.00%) Sourcefire
3 1 (10.00%) Splunk
3 1 (10.00%) Symantec
3 1 (10.00%) VMware