Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 895 886 868
Rank change year-on-year -9 -18 +29
Contract jobs citing CCDE 8 10 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.008% 0.010% 0.019%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.040% 0.052% 0.090%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 12
UK median daily rate £503 £400 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.63% -13.51% -38.33%
10th Percentile £483 £359 £306
90th Percentile £532 £655 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £480 £400 -
% change year-on-year +20.00% - -
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 19,914 19,302 21,133
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.11% 18.81% 20.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,841 11,866 13,230
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £256 £225 £240
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +6.25% +0.38% +2.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 964 884 853
UK median hourly rate £26.50 £25.60 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.54% +0.37% +2.00%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £12.17
90th Percentile £51.18 £49.75 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.69 £26.87 £27.00
% change year-on-year -0.64% -0.50% +8.00%

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 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 16 December 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 -5 8 £503 +25.63% 4
UK excluding London -7 7 £480 +20.00% 1
South East -12 5 £480 +20.00% 1
East of England -2 2 - -
London +14 1 £525 +31.25% 3

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 8 (100.00%) Cisco
1 8 (100.00%) CCIE
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (75.00%) LAN
2 6 (75.00%) Data Centre
3 4 (50.00%) Workshop Facilitation
3 4 (50.00%) GAP Analysis
3 4 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (37.50%) VMware
4 3 (37.50%) VMware NSX
4 3 (37.50%) Security Architecture
5 2 (25.00%) Network Architecture
5 2 (25.00%) F5
5 2 (25.00%) Cisco ISE
5 2 (25.00%) Software-Defined Networking
5 2 (25.00%) 802.1X
5 2 (25.00%) VXLAN
5 2 (25.00%) Brocade
5 2 (25.00%) Network Security
5 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (25.00%) Riverbed
5 2 (25.00%) Cisco Firepower
5 2 (25.00%) CCIE Routing and Switching
5 2 (25.00%) CCIE Security
5 2 (25.00%) CCIE Data Center
5 2 (25.00%) CEH
5 2 (25.00%) TOGAF
5 2 (25.00%) CISA
5 2 (25.00%) CISM

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%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) LAN
2 4 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (25.00%) BGP-4
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco Firepower
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco ISE
3 2 (25.00%) EIGRP
3 2 (25.00%) Firewall
3 2 (25.00%) MPLS
3 2 (25.00%) NetScreen
3 2 (25.00%) Network Security
3 2 (25.00%) OSPF
3 2 (25.00%) Software-Defined Networking
3 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (25.00%) VXLAN
3 2 (25.00%) WAN
3 2 (25.00%) WLAN
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Architect
1 4 (50.00%) Consultant
2 3 (37.50%) Network Architect
2 3 (37.50%) Network Consultant
2 3 (37.50%) Network Security Consultant
2 3 (37.50%) Security Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Network Security Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Network Security Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Network Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Security Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Security Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 6 (75.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) GAP Analysis
1 4 (50.00%) Workshop Facilitation
2 3 (37.50%) Security Architecture
3 2 (25.00%) Network Architecture
3 2 (25.00%) TOGAF
4 1 (12.50%) Migration
4 1 (12.50%) Server Virtualisation
4 1 (12.50%) Strategic Planning
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) CCIE
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (25.00%) CCIE Data Center
2 2 (25.00%) CCIE Routing and Switching
2 2 (25.00%) CCIE Security
2 2 (25.00%) CEH
2 2 (25.00%) CISA
2 2 (25.00%) CISM
2 2 (25.00%) CISSP
3 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) VMware NSX
2 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco
2 3 (37.50%) VMware
3 2 (25.00%) Brocade
3 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (25.00%) Citrix
3 2 (25.00%) F5
3 2 (25.00%) Juniper
3 2 (25.00%) Riverbed
3 2 (25.00%) Symantec