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 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 516 569 585
Rank change year-on-year +53 +16  
Contract jobs citing CCDP 86 74 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.14% 0.096%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.95% 0.63% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 38 27
Median daily rate £425 £400 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +8.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £339 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £431
UK excluding London median daily rate £411 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +9.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 3 0
Median hourly rate £32.00 £52.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.04% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £52.50 -
% change year-on-year -39.04% -  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 9015 11714 10685
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.26% 21.77% 19.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 5392 7313 6190
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 493 442 560
Median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.03% +16.32%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.55 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.08 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.10 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.62% +24.80%  

CCDP
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing CCDP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 23 June 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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for CCDP in the UK

CCDP
Top 30 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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +32 70 £425 +6.25% 14
South East +34 38 £403 +11.17% 1
Hampshire +30 25 £425 +9.67%
Scotland +53 15 £375 +5.63%
Aberdeen - 15 £375 -
London -23 13 £475 +5.55% 3
Tyne and Wear +84 6 £475 +31.03%
North East +73 6 £475 +31.03%
Berkshire +24 6 £300 -14.28% 1
Bracknell +12 6 £300 -11.11% 1
Basingstoke 0 6 £425 +41.66%
Hook - 6 £455 -
Newcastle upon Tyne +83 5 £475 +31.03%
East of England -4 5 £550 - 4
Crawley - 5 £395 -
West Sussex - 5 £395 -
West Midlands +10 3 £488 +30.00%
Southampton +5 3 £330 -30.52%
Welwyn Garden City - 3 £550 -
Winchester - 3 £425 -
Hertfordshire - 3 £550 - 2
North West +23 2 £500 +17.64% 3
Essex - 2 £325 -
Manchester - 2 £500 - 1
Colchester - 2 £325 -
Yorkshire +25 1 £580 +48.71%
West Yorkshire +21 1 £580 +48.71%
Shropshire +16 1 £650 -
Telford +13 1 £650 -
Leeds +12 1 £580 +48.71%

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 167 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 154 (92.22%) Cisco
3 150 (89.82%) CCNP
4 122 (73.05%) Firewall
5 110 (65.87%) WAN
6 104 (62.28%) CheckPoint
7 101 (60.48%) LAN
8 99 (59.28%) CCIE
9 84 (50.30%) F5
10 82 (49.10%) Juniper
11 80 (47.90%) ITIL
11 80 (47.90%) Wireless
12 78 (46.71%) Network Design
13 71 (42.51%) Security Cleared
14 70 (41.92%) Riverbed
15 69 (41.32%) CCIP
16 67 (40.12%) HP
17 66 (39.52%) CCSE
18 65 (38.92%) CCSA
19 63 (37.72%) JNCIA
20 62 (37.13%) JNCIE
20 62 (37.13%) SC Cleared
21 61 (36.53%) Fortinet
21 61 (36.53%) ITSM
21 61 (36.53%) Service Management
21 61 (36.53%) FortiGate
22 53 (31.74%) BIG-IP
23 49 (29.34%) Telecoms
23 49 (29.34%) CCNA
24 48 (28.74%) Degree

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 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (1.20%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.60%) Confluence
2 1 (0.60%) OpenStack
2 1 (0.60%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.60%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (1.80%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (1.80%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.20%) IaaS
1 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.20%) PaaS
1 2 (1.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 122 (73.05%) Firewall
2 110 (65.87%) WAN
3 101 (60.48%) LAN
4 80 (47.90%) Wireless
5 53 (31.74%) BIG-IP
6 38 (22.75%) VPN
7 28 (16.77%) MPLS
8 27 (16.17%) BGP
9 26 (15.57%) VLAN
10 24 (14.37%) OSPF
11 21 (12.57%) Cisco ASA
11 21 (12.57%) VoIP
12 16 (9.58%) Cisco Nexus
13 13 (7.78%) EIGRP
14 9 (5.39%) Network Security
15 8 (4.79%) DAB
15 8 (4.79%) IPsec
15 8 (4.79%) NetScaler
15 8 (4.79%) RIP
16 7 (4.19%) DMVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.20%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.60%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (0.60%) DataStage
2 1 (0.60%) DB2
2 1 (0.60%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.60%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.60%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.60%) JIRA
2 1 (0.60%) Rational DOORS
General
1 49 (29.34%) Telecoms
2 15 (8.98%) Banking
3 14 (8.38%) Finance
4 4 (2.40%) Local Government
5 2 (1.20%) Electronics
6 1 (0.60%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.60%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.60%) Legal
6 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.60%) Military
6 1 (0.60%) Retail
Job Titles
1 102 (61.08%) Network Engineer
2 20 (11.98%) Architect
3 17 (10.18%) Network Architect
4 15 (8.98%) Cisco Engineer
4 15 (8.98%) WAN Engineer
5 14 (8.38%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 14 (8.38%) Senior Network Engineer
6 13 (7.78%) Consultant
6 13 (7.78%) LAN Engineer
6 13 (7.78%) LAN/WAN Engineer
7 9 (5.39%) Design Engineer
7 9 (5.39%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 9 (5.39%) Security Consultant
8 7 (4.19%) Author
8 7 (4.19%) Designer
8 7 (4.19%) NOC Engineer
8 7 (4.19%) Technical Author
9 6 (3.59%) Information Security Consultant
9 6 (3.59%) Network Design Engineer
9 6 (3.59%) Virtualisation Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.40%) 802.1X
2 3 (1.80%) CSS
3 2 (1.20%) COM
4 1 (0.60%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 43 (25.75%) Computer Science
2 33 (19.76%) Data Centre
3 9 (5.39%) Management Information System
4 7 (4.19%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.19%) BBC
4 7 (4.19%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (2.40%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.20%) CESG
6 2 (1.20%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.60%) Digital TV
7 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.60%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 8 (4.79%) Windows
2 6 (3.59%) Windows Server
3 5 (2.99%) Unix
4 3 (1.80%) FreeBSD
4 3 (1.80%) Linux
4 3 (1.80%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.20%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (47.90%) ITIL
2 78 (46.71%) Network Design
3 61 (36.53%) ITSM
3 61 (36.53%) Service Management
4 12 (7.19%) Information Security
4 12 (7.19%) Load Balancing
5 10 (5.99%) Network Management
6 9 (5.39%) Migration
6 9 (5.39%) PRINCE2
6 9 (5.39%) Service Delivery
7 7 (4.19%) Data Protection
7 7 (4.19%) eTOM
7 7 (4.19%) ISMS
7 7 (4.19%) Project Management
8 6 (3.59%) Presales
8 6 (3.59%) Risk Management
9 5 (2.99%) Change Control
9 5 (2.99%) Change Management
9 5 (2.99%) High Availability
9 5 (2.99%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.20%) SQL
2 1 (0.60%) C
Qualifications
1 167 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 150 (89.82%) CCNP
3 99 (59.28%) CCIE
4 71 (42.51%) Security Cleared
5 69 (41.32%) CCIP
6 66 (39.52%) CCSE
7 65 (38.92%) CCSA
8 63 (37.72%) JNCIA
9 62 (37.13%) JNCIE
9 62 (37.13%) SC Cleared
10 49 (29.34%) CCNA
11 48 (28.74%) Degree
11 48 (28.74%) HP ASE
11 48 (28.74%) HP MASE
12 43 (25.75%) Computer Science Degree
13 19 (11.38%) CISSP
14 16 (9.58%) CCDA
15 12 (7.19%) CCSP
15 12 (7.19%) CISM
16 8 (4.79%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (5.39%) PCI DSS
3 6 (3.59%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 5 (2.99%) RMADS
5 4 (2.40%) SLA
6 3 (1.80%) GPG13
6 3 (1.80%) JSP 440
7 2 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.60%) Def Stans
8 1 (0.60%) QA
System Software
1 13 (7.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (4.79%) Hyper-V
3 7 (4.19%) vSphere
4 5 (2.99%) Active Directory
5 4 (2.40%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.20%) BitLocker
6 2 (1.20%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.60%) Firmware
7 1 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 61 (36.53%) FortiGate
2 2 (1.20%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (1.20%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (1.20%) Nessus
2 2 (1.20%) WhatsUp Gold
3 1 (0.60%) Ansible
3 1 (0.60%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.60%) Puppet
3 1 (0.60%) RANCID
3 1 (0.60%) Terraform
Vendors
1 154 (92.22%) Cisco
2 104 (62.28%) CheckPoint
3 84 (50.30%) F5
4 82 (49.10%) Juniper
5 70 (41.92%) Riverbed
6 67 (40.12%) HP
7 61 (36.53%) Fortinet
8 48 (28.74%) Aruba
9 18 (10.78%) VMware
10 16 (9.58%) Palo Alto
11 9 (5.39%) Citrix
11 9 (5.39%) Microsoft
12 7 (4.19%) Rackspace
12 7 (4.19%) Virgin Media
13 3 (1.80%) CyberArk
13 3 (1.80%) Nokia
13 3 (1.80%) TippingPoint
14 2 (1.20%) AirMagnet
14 2 (1.20%) Computacenter
14 2 (1.20%) Sourcefire