Period
to 22 October 2018

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 6 months to 22 October 2018 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
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 874 873 883
Rank change year-on-year -1 +10 +2
Contract jobs citing CCDE 9 5 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.009% 0.005% 0.023%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.047% 0.027% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 18
UK median daily rate £480 £400 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -23.81% -4.55%
UK excluding London median daily rate £480 £400 £475
% change year-on-year +20.00% -15.79% -9.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK 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 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 19,164 18,639 22,316
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.55% 18.76% 21.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,335 11,375 13,865
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £244 £225 £240
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.58% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 953 902 831
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +3.77% +10.42%
10th Percentile £12.55 £12.01 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £49.98 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -16.67% +9.09% +10.00%

CCDE
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing CCDE as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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
Top 4 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 6 months to 22 October 2018. 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 -6 9 £480 +20.00% 4
UK excluding London -24 9 £480 +20.00% 3
South East -12 7 £480 +20.00% 1
East of England - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing CCDE 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 CCDE.

1 9 (100.00%) Cisco
1 9 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (88.89%) CCIE
3 6 (66.67%) LAN
3 6 (66.67%) Data Centre
4 5 (55.56%) GAP Analysis
4 5 (55.56%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (33.33%) VMware NSX
5 3 (33.33%) VMware
5 3 (33.33%) Security Architecture
5 3 (33.33%) Network Architecture
6 2 (22.22%) Riverbed
6 2 (22.22%) F5
6 2 (22.22%) Cisco ISE
6 2 (22.22%) Software-Defined Networking
6 2 (22.22%) Brocade
6 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (22.22%) 802.1X
6 2 (22.22%) VXLAN
6 2 (22.22%) CCIE Routing and Switching
6 2 (22.22%) CCIE Data Center
6 2 (22.22%) WLAN
6 2 (22.22%) WAN
6 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
6 2 (22.22%) Citrix
6 2 (22.22%) Juniper
6 2 (22.22%) MPLS
6 2 (22.22%) OSPF
6 2 (22.22%) BGP-4
6 2 (22.22%) EIGRP

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 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (66.67%) LAN
2 5 (55.56%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (22.22%) BGP-4
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco ISE
3 2 (22.22%) EIGRP
3 2 (22.22%) MPLS
3 2 (22.22%) OSPF
3 2 (22.22%) Software-Defined Networking
3 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
3 2 (22.22%) VXLAN
3 2 (22.22%) WAN
3 2 (22.22%) WLAN
4 1 (11.11%) Broadband
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco Firepower
4 1 (11.11%) Firewall
4 1 (11.11%) LTE
4 1 (11.11%) NetScreen
4 1 (11.11%) Network Security
4 1 (11.11%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Architect
1 5 (55.56%) Consultant
2 4 (44.44%) Network Consultant
3 3 (33.33%) Network Architect
3 3 (33.33%) Network Security Consultant
3 3 (33.33%) Security Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Network Security Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Security Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Wireless Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 6 (66.67%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) GAP Analysis
2 3 (33.33%) Network Architecture
2 3 (33.33%) Security Architecture
3 1 (11.11%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (11.11%) High Availability
3 1 (11.11%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Network Design
3 1 (11.11%) Server Virtualisation
3 1 (11.11%) Strategic Planning
3 1 (11.11%) TOGAF
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (88.89%) CCIE
3 2 (22.22%) CCIE Data Center
3 2 (22.22%) CCIE Routing and Switching
4 1 (11.11%) CCIE Security
4 1 (11.11%) CEH
4 1 (11.11%) CISA
4 1 (11.11%) CISM
4 1 (11.11%) CISSP
4 1 (11.11%) CWDP
4 1 (11.11%) CWSP
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) VMware NSX
2 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Cisco
2 3 (33.33%) VMware
3 2 (22.22%) Brocade
3 2 (22.22%) Citrix
3 2 (22.22%) F5
3 2 (22.22%) Juniper
3 2 (22.22%) Riverbed
4 1 (11.11%) CheckPoint
4 1 (11.11%) Symantec