Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 866 871 879
Rank change year-on-year +5 +8 -25
Contract jobs citing CCDE 9 25 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.009% 0.024% 0.011%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.048% 0.12% 0.057%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 18 7
UK median daily rate £400 £525 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.81% -4.55% -21.43%
10th Percentile £351 £385 £500
90th Percentile £563 £538 £750
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £475 £525
% change year-on-year -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 18914 21681 22650
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.65% 20.68% 19.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 11591 13520 13652
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
10th Percentile £220 £240 £243
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year +3.23% +0.65% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 889 861 1091
UK median hourly rate £26.25 £26.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +31.58%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.14 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.19 £49.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +1.85% +8.00% +31.58%

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CCDE over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CCDE in the UK

CCDE
Top 5 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 19 November 2017. 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 £400 -23.81% 3
UK excluding London +23 5 £400 -15.79% 1
South East +7 3 £400 -15.79% 1
London -42 3 £400 -23.81% 2
East of England -15 2 - -

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 6 (66.67%) CCDP
1 6 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (55.56%) CCNP
2 5 (55.56%) Cisco
3 4 (44.44%) CCIE
3 4 (44.44%) Network Design
4 3 (33.33%) CyberArk
4 3 (33.33%) Juniper
5 2 (22.22%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 2 (22.22%) CA
5 2 (22.22%) Firewall
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 2 (22.22%) Python
5 2 (22.22%) LAN
5 2 (22.22%) WAN
5 2 (22.22%) DHCP
5 2 (22.22%) DNS
5 2 (22.22%) CCNA
5 2 (22.22%) CCDA
5 2 (22.22%) Ansible
5 2 (22.22%) Software-Defined Networking
5 2 (22.22%) Puppet
5 2 (22.22%) F5
5 2 (22.22%) Identity Access Management
5 2 (22.22%) TOGAF
5 2 (22.22%) Fortinet
5 2 (22.22%) Load Balancing
5 2 (22.22%) Privileged Access Management
5 2 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (11.11%) Arista

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) IaaS
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (11.11%) PaaS
1 1 (11.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) DHCP
1 2 (22.22%) DNS
1 2 (22.22%) Firewall
1 2 (22.22%) LAN
1 2 (22.22%) Software-Defined Networking
1 2 (22.22%) WAN
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco IPT
2 1 (11.11%) IP Telephony
2 1 (11.11%) MPLS
2 1 (11.11%) Skype
2 1 (11.11%) VoIP
2 1 (11.11%) Wireless
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Network Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Architect
2 3 (33.33%) Consultant
2 3 (33.33%) CyberArk Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Network Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) CyberArk Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Data Centre Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Juniper Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Management Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Network Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Network Communications Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Network Design Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Telecoms Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Unified Communications Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
1 1 (11.11%) Media Streaming
1 1 (11.11%) Video Conferencing
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Network Design
2 2 (22.22%) Identity Access Management
2 2 (22.22%) Load Balancing
2 2 (22.22%) Privileged Access Management
2 2 (22.22%) TOGAF
3 1 (11.11%) Change Management
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Programme Management
3 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) CCDP
1 6 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (55.56%) CCNP
3 4 (44.44%) CCIE
4 2 (22.22%) CCDA
4 2 (22.22%) CCNA
5 1 (11.11%) CCIE Routing and Switching
5 1 (11.11%) CCIE Wireless
5 1 (11.11%) CCIP
5 1 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (11.11%) JNCIE
5 1 (11.11%) JNCIP
5 1 (11.11%) JNCIS
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Ansible
1 2 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (22.22%) Puppet
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco CME
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Cisco
2 3 (33.33%) CyberArk
2 3 (33.33%) Juniper
3 2 (22.22%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 2 (22.22%) CA
3 2 (22.22%) F5
3 2 (22.22%) Fortinet
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 1 (11.11%) Arista
4 1 (11.11%) Dell