Period
to 16 June 2019

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 16 June 2019 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
16 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 838 858 832
Rank change year-on-year +20 -26 +62
Contract jobs citing CCDE 9 15 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.010% 0.015% 0.009%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.053% 0.080% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 5
UK median daily rate £500 £488 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +21.88% -20.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £625 -
% change year-on-year -12.00% - -
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 16,991 18,817 18,425
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.76% 18.92% 20.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,231 11,275 11,398
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +4.87%
10th Percentile £263 £239 £250
90th Percentile £650 £625 £594
UK excluding London median daily rate £444 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +7.74% +3.13% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 792 847 942
UK median hourly rate £33.50 £25.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.00% -16.67% -7.69%
10th Percentile £12.87 £12.56 £12.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.10 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.40 £26.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year +28.46% -16.13% -11.43%

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 16 June 2019. 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 +23 9 £500 +2.56% 1
London +38 8 £500 +42.86% 1
UK excluding London +24 1 £550 -12.00%
South East +14 1 £550 -

For the 6 months to 16 June 2019, 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%) CCIE
1 9 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (88.89%) Finance
3 7 (77.78%) WAN
3 7 (77.78%) Network Security
3 7 (77.78%) F5
4 6 (66.67%) Cisco Nexus
4 6 (66.67%) VPN
4 6 (66.67%) Firewall
4 6 (66.67%) CCDP
4 6 (66.67%) Internet
4 6 (66.67%) MPLS
5 5 (55.56%) OSPF
5 5 (55.56%) BGP
5 5 (55.56%) HP
5 5 (55.56%) Change Management
5 5 (55.56%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (55.56%) EIGRP
5 5 (55.56%) DNS
5 5 (55.56%) DHCP
5 5 (55.56%) CCNP
5 5 (55.56%) HSRP
5 5 (55.56%) Dependency Management
5 5 (55.56%) Kalman Filter
5 5 (55.56%) ArcSight
5 5 (55.56%) Web Filtering
5 5 (55.56%) Planning and Forecasting
5 5 (55.56%) Business Continuity
5 5 (55.56%) Content Management

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:

Communications & Networking
1 7 (77.78%) Network Security
1 7 (77.78%) WAN
2 6 (66.67%) Cisco Nexus
2 6 (66.67%) Firewall
2 6 (66.67%) Internet
2 6 (66.67%) MPLS
2 6 (66.67%) VPN
3 5 (55.56%) BGP
3 5 (55.56%) BIG-IP
3 5 (55.56%) DHCP
3 5 (55.56%) DNS
3 5 (55.56%) EIGRP
3 5 (55.56%) HSRP
3 5 (55.56%) OSPF
3 5 (55.56%) VLAN
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (11.11%) DOCSIS
4 1 (11.11%) DWDM
4 1 (11.11%) VPLS
4 1 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
General
1 8 (88.89%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Banking
2 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
3 1 (11.11%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Network Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Network Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Project Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Network Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Network Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Telecoms Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Telecoms Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 1 (11.11%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (11.11%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
1 1 (11.11%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Business Continuity
1 5 (55.56%) Change Management
1 5 (55.56%) Compatibility Testing
1 5 (55.56%) Content Management
1 5 (55.56%) Dependency Management
1 5 (55.56%) Disaster Recovery
1 5 (55.56%) Kalman Filter
1 5 (55.56%) Planning and Forecasting
1 5 (55.56%) Web Filtering
2 3 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (22.22%) Decision-Making
3 2 (22.22%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (22.22%) Information Security
3 2 (22.22%) ITIL
3 2 (22.22%) Project Management
3 2 (22.22%) Strategic Planning
3 2 (22.22%) Strategic Roadmap
4 1 (11.11%) B2B
4 1 (11.11%) Migration
4 1 (11.11%) Network Design
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) CCIE
1 9 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (66.67%) CCDP
3 5 (55.56%) CCNP
4 2 (22.22%) Degree
5 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Cisco
2 7 (77.78%) F5
3 5 (55.56%) ArcSight
3 5 (55.56%) HP
4 1 (11.11%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 1 (11.11%) CheckPoint
4 1 (11.11%) Ciena
4 1 (11.11%) Ericsson
4 1 (11.11%) Huawei
4 1 (11.11%) Juniper
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 1 (11.11%) Nortel
4 1 (11.11%) VMware