Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 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 Professional (CCDP)
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 805 748 794
Rank change year-on-year -57 +46 -64
Contract jobs citing CCDP 72 133 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.070% 0.13% 0.083%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.37% 0.61% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 63 68
UK median daily rate £403 £450 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.44% +14.29% -1.56%
10th Percentile £313 £299 £318
90th Percentile £608 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £402 £450 £375
% change year-on-year -10.78% +20.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 0
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £47.60 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.21% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £45.50 -
% change year-on-year -17.58% - -

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 19240 21636 22485
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.66% 20.66% 19.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 11789 13485 13553
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
10th Percentile £220 £243 £244
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year +3.23% +0.65% +5.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 902 856 1079
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 £12.13 £11.96
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.19 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year - +10.00% +31.58%

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 21 November 2017.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing CCDP over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for CCDP in the UK

CCDP
Top 14 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 21 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 -45 64 £403 -10.44% 10
UK excluding London -14 55 £402 -10.78% 6
South East -6 23 £389 -14.79% 3
London -42 17 £450 +4.35% 4
North of England +53 14 £580 +28.18%
North West +26 9 £586 +11.62%
Scotland 0 7 £375 +5.63%
East of England -7 6 £403 -10.44%
Midlands -6 5 £350 +25.00% 3
Yorkshire +20 4 £615 +62.91%
East Midlands 0 4 £350 +40.00%
North East +67 3 £663 -
Wales +12 1 £450 +20.00%
West Midlands -4 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing CCDP 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 CCDP.

1 72 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 68 (94.44%) CCNP
3 63 (87.50%) Cisco
4 44 (61.11%) CCIE
5 41 (56.94%) Network Design
6 38 (52.78%) LAN
7 37 (51.39%) Firewall
8 34 (47.22%) WAN
9 32 (44.44%) ITIL
10 28 (38.89%) Juniper
11 25 (34.72%) Security Cleared
12 24 (33.33%) SC Cleared
12 24 (33.33%) CheckPoint
12 24 (33.33%) Wireless
13 22 (30.56%) F5
14 21 (29.17%) CCSA
15 20 (27.78%) CCSE
15 20 (27.78%) Data Centre
16 18 (25.00%) Fortinet
16 18 (25.00%) Degree
16 18 (25.00%) JNCIE
16 18 (25.00%) ITSM
16 18 (25.00%) CCIP
17 17 (23.61%) OSPF
17 17 (23.61%) Service Management
17 17 (23.61%) JNCIA
17 17 (23.61%) Riverbed
18 16 (22.22%) FortiGate
18 16 (22.22%) BGP
19 15 (20.83%) Telecoms

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 3 (4.17%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.78%) Confluence
2 2 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (2.78%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.39%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.39%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (4.17%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.11%) PaaS
1 8 (11.11%) SaaS
2 5 (6.94%) IaaS
3 4 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (2.78%) Akamai
6 1 (1.39%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 38 (52.78%) LAN
2 37 (51.39%) Firewall
3 34 (47.22%) WAN
4 24 (33.33%) Wireless
5 17 (23.61%) OSPF
6 16 (22.22%) BGP
7 14 (19.44%) BIG-IP
8 12 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
8 12 (16.67%) VPN
9 10 (13.89%) Cisco ASA
10 9 (12.50%) Network Security
11 8 (11.11%) WLAN
12 7 (9.72%) VLAN
13 6 (8.33%) Cisco IOS
13 6 (8.33%) Cisco ISE
13 6 (8.33%) Cisco Wireless
13 6 (8.33%) MPLS
14 5 (6.94%) DHCP
14 5 (6.94%) DNS
15 4 (5.56%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.78%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (2.78%) MongoDB
1 2 (2.78%) MySQL
1 2 (2.78%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.39%) DataStage
2 1 (1.39%) DB2
Development Applications
1 7 (9.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (2.78%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.78%) JIRA
General
1 15 (20.83%) Telecoms
2 12 (16.67%) Finance
3 2 (2.78%) Banking
3 2 (2.78%) Marketing
3 2 (2.78%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.39%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 33 (45.83%) Network Engineer
2 13 (18.06%) Architect
3 12 (16.67%) Network Architect
4 9 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
4 9 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (8.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 5 (6.94%) Technical Leader
7 4 (5.56%) Design Engineer
7 4 (5.56%) Network Design Architect
7 4 (5.56%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (5.56%) Senior Network Engineer
7 4 (5.56%) Technical Engineer
8 3 (4.17%) AWS Engineer
8 3 (4.17%) Consultant
8 3 (4.17%) DevOps Engineer
8 3 (4.17%) Presales Engineer
8 3 (4.17%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 3 (4.17%) Support Engineer
8 3 (4.17%) Technical Support
8 3 (4.17%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.17%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (27.78%) Data Centre
2 11 (15.28%) Computer Science
2 11 (15.28%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.78%) Driving Licence
3 2 (2.78%) PKI
3 2 (2.78%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.39%) BBC
4 1 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.39%) Media Streaming
4 1 (1.39%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.56%) Windows
2 3 (4.17%) Linux
2 3 (4.17%) Windows 10
3 2 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (2.78%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.39%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (56.94%) Network Design
2 32 (44.44%) ITIL
3 18 (25.00%) ITSM
4 17 (23.61%) Service Management
5 11 (15.28%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (15.28%) PRINCE2
5 11 (15.28%) Project Management
6 10 (13.89%) Data Management
6 10 (13.89%) SFIA
7 9 (12.50%) Migration
7 9 (12.50%) Problem Management
8 8 (11.11%) Load Balancing
9 7 (9.72%) DevOps
9 7 (9.72%) Open Source
9 7 (9.72%) Presales
9 7 (9.72%) Resource Management
10 6 (8.33%) Contract Management
11 5 (6.94%) Change Management
11 5 (6.94%) IT Strategy
12 4 (5.56%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.78%) Python
Qualifications
1 72 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 68 (94.44%) CCNP
3 44 (61.11%) CCIE
4 25 (34.72%) Security Cleared
5 24 (33.33%) SC Cleared
6 21 (29.17%) CCSA
7 20 (27.78%) CCSE
8 18 (25.00%) CCIP
8 18 (25.00%) Degree
8 18 (25.00%) JNCIE
9 17 (23.61%) JNCIA
10 14 (19.44%) HP ASE
10 14 (19.44%) HP MASE
11 13 (18.06%) CCNA
11 13 (18.06%) CISSP
12 11 (15.28%) Computer Science Degree
13 10 (13.89%) Chartered Engineer
13 10 (13.89%) CISM
14 8 (11.11%) JNCIS
15 6 (8.33%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.17%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.78%) QA
3 1 (1.39%) GPG13
System Software
1 9 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.78%) BitLocker
3 2 (2.78%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.78%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (2.78%) VMware NSX
4 1 (1.39%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.39%) XenApp
4 1 (1.39%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (22.22%) FortiGate
2 4 (5.56%) Cisco Prime
2 4 (5.56%) Puppet
3 3 (4.17%) SCCM
3 3 (4.17%) Stealthwatch
3 3 (4.17%) TrustSec
4 2 (2.78%) Ansible
4 2 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.78%) Terraform
5 1 (1.39%) Cisco CME
5 1 (1.39%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 63 (87.50%) Cisco
2 28 (38.89%) Juniper
3 24 (33.33%) CheckPoint
4 22 (30.56%) F5
5 18 (25.00%) Fortinet
6 17 (23.61%) Riverbed
7 14 (19.44%) Aruba
7 14 (19.44%) HP
8 13 (18.06%) Microsoft
9 6 (8.33%) VMware
10 5 (6.94%) Brocade
10 5 (6.94%) Palo Alto
11 3 (4.17%) Citrix
12 2 (2.78%) Alcatel-Lucent
12 2 (2.78%) CA
12 2 (2.78%) NetApp
12 2 (2.78%) Oracle
12 2 (2.78%) Red Hat
13 1 (1.39%) BMC
13 1 (1.39%) IBM