Period
to 22 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for CCDP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 22 January 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 Professional (CCDP)
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 801 822 721
Rank change year-on-year +21 -101 +78
Contract jobs citing CCDP 70 67 147
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.070% 0.067% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.37% 0.35% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 57 80
UK median daily rate £436 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.06% +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £314 £330 £274
90th Percentile £624 £612 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £401 £375
% change year-on-year +3.00% +6.80% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
UK median hourly rate - - £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

CCDP 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 19,116 18,961 19,641
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.18% 19.03% 20.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,386 11,640 12,325
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £258 £225 £250
90th Percentile £625 £620 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 895 831 868
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £24.98 £25.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.09% -3.69% -5.68%
10th Percentile £12.64 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £51.25 £50.00 £49.27
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £25.69 £27.00
% change year-on-year +7.05% -4.85% -4.21%

CCDP
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for CCDP in the UK

CCDP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing CCDP.

Contractor daily rate trend for CCDP in the UK

CCDP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CCDP over the 6 months to 22 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CCDP in the UK

CCDP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCDP.

Contractor hourly rate trend for CCDP in the UK

CCDP
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCDP within the UK over the 6 months to 22 January 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 +10 66 £450 +12.50% 29
UK excluding London -32 45 £413 +3.00% 29
London +20 22 £500 +29.03% 8
South East -6 20 £413 +3.13% 6
North of England -14 13 £511 -11.09% 2
North West -6 9 £575 - 1
Midlands +4 8 £325 -7.14% 3
West Midlands -17 8 £325 +8.33% 3
Yorkshire -9 4 £425 -34.62%
Scotland -8 3 £338 - 3
South West -30 1 - - 7

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing CCDP 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 CCDP.

1 70 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 69 (98.57%) CCNP
3 68 (97.14%) Cisco
4 40 (57.14%) Firewall
5 37 (52.86%) WAN
6 29 (41.43%) LAN
6 29 (41.43%) CCIE
7 28 (40.00%) Network Design
8 26 (37.14%) VPN
8 26 (37.14%) CCNA
9 24 (34.29%) OSPF
9 24 (34.29%) BGP
10 20 (28.57%) CheckPoint
10 20 (28.57%) TCP/IP
10 20 (28.57%) Network Security
10 20 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
10 20 (28.57%) Data Centre
11 19 (27.14%) F5
11 19 (27.14%) MPLS
12 17 (24.29%) Juniper
13 15 (21.43%) Load Balancing
14 14 (20.00%) Palo Alto
14 14 (20.00%) Wireless
15 13 (18.57%) Project Management
15 13 (18.57%) Security Cleared
16 12 (17.14%) SC Cleared
16 12 (17.14%) VLAN
16 12 (17.14%) VoIP
16 12 (17.14%) Banking
17 11 (15.71%) Wi-Fi

CCDP
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 2 (2.86%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.43%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (8.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (5.71%) Office 365
4 1 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.43%) IaaS
4 1 (1.43%) PaaS
4 1 (1.43%) SaaS
4 1 (1.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 40 (57.14%) Firewall
2 37 (52.86%) WAN
3 29 (41.43%) LAN
4 26 (37.14%) VPN
5 24 (34.29%) BGP
5 24 (34.29%) OSPF
6 20 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
6 20 (28.57%) Network Security
6 20 (28.57%) TCP/IP
7 19 (27.14%) MPLS
8 14 (20.00%) Wireless
9 12 (17.14%) VLAN
9 12 (17.14%) VoIP
10 11 (15.71%) Wi-Fi
11 10 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
12 8 (11.43%) Cisco Firepower
12 8 (11.43%) DHCP
12 8 (11.43%) DNS
12 8 (11.43%) EIGRP
13 7 (10.00%) DAB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.43%) MySQL
1 1 (1.43%) SQL Server
General
1 12 (17.14%) Banking
2 11 (15.71%) Telecoms
3 9 (12.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 34 (48.57%) Network Engineer
2 21 (30.00%) Architect
3 15 (21.43%) Network Architect
4 14 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 14 (20.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 9 (12.86%) Senior Network Engineer
6 8 (11.43%) Cisco Architect
6 8 (11.43%) Cisco Network Architect
7 6 (8.57%) Network Design Architect
7 6 (8.57%) Network Specialist
7 6 (8.57%) NOC Engineer
8 5 (7.14%) Senior Cisco Engineer
8 5 (7.14%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
9 4 (5.71%) Design Engineer
9 4 (5.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (5.71%) LAN Engineer
9 4 (5.71%) LAN/WAN Engineer
9 4 (5.71%) Network Design Engineer
9 4 (5.71%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (5.71%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.71%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.43%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 7 (10.00%) BBC
3 6 (8.57%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.29%) Public Cloud
5 3 (4.29%) Video\Live Streaming
6 2 (2.86%) Cyber Defence
6 2 (2.86%) PKI
7 1 (1.43%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.43%) CCTV
7 1 (1.43%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.43%) EMC VMAX
7 1 (1.43%) EMC VNX
7 1 (1.43%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.86%) Windows
2 1 (1.43%) Android
2 1 (1.43%) Linux
2 1 (1.43%) Mac OS X
2 1 (1.43%) Unix
2 1 (1.43%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (40.00%) Network Design
2 15 (21.43%) Load Balancing
3 13 (18.57%) Project Management
4 9 (12.86%) Network Management
5 8 (11.43%) Change Management
5 8 (11.43%) Problem-Solving
6 7 (10.00%) Capacity Management
7 6 (8.57%) ITIL
7 6 (8.57%) Runbook
8 5 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 5 (7.14%) Network Architecture
8 5 (7.14%) Service Delivery
8 5 (7.14%) Service Management
9 4 (5.71%) High Availability
9 4 (5.71%) Network Planning
9 4 (5.71%) Network Segmentation
9 4 (5.71%) Server Virtualisation
9 4 (5.71%) SFIA
10 3 (4.29%) TOGAF
10 3 (4.29%) Validation
Qualifications
1 70 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 69 (98.57%) CCNP
3 29 (41.43%) CCIE
4 26 (37.14%) CCNA
5 13 (18.57%) Security Cleared
6 12 (17.14%) SC Cleared
7 6 (8.57%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (7.14%) CCDA
9 4 (5.71%) BC Cleared
9 4 (5.71%) HP ASE
9 4 (5.71%) HPE ATP
9 4 (5.71%) JNCIE
10 3 (4.29%) JNCIP
11 2 (2.86%) CCDE
11 2 (2.86%) CCIE Security
11 2 (2.86%) CCSA
11 2 (2.86%) CCSE
11 2 (2.86%) JNCIS
12 1 (1.43%) CISA
12 1 (1.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.29%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.86%) COBIT
2 2 (2.86%) GDPR
2 2 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.86%) QA
3 1 (1.43%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.43%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (12.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (7.14%) VMware NSX
3 2 (2.86%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.43%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 4 (5.71%) Forum Sentry
2 3 (4.29%) Icinga
3 2 (2.86%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (2.86%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (1.43%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.43%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 68 (97.14%) Cisco
2 20 (28.57%) CheckPoint
3 19 (27.14%) F5
4 17 (24.29%) Juniper
5 14 (20.00%) Palo Alto
6 11 (15.71%) Aruba
7 10 (14.29%) HP
7 10 (14.29%) VMware
8 7 (10.00%) Meraki
8 7 (10.00%) Rackspace
8 7 (10.00%) Virgin Media
9 6 (8.57%) Riverbed
10 5 (7.14%) Fortinet
11 4 (5.71%) BMC
11 4 (5.71%) Infoblox
12 3 (4.29%) Avaya
12 3 (4.29%) ProCurve
12 3 (4.29%) SolarWinds
13 2 (2.86%) ArcSight
13 2 (2.86%) Fujitsu