Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 677 835 827
Rank change year-on-year +158 -8 -74
Contract jobs citing CCDP 106 75 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.071% 0.069%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.64% 0.37% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 45 63
UK median daily rate £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% -5.88%
10th Percentile £313 £318 £313
90th Percentile £600 £613 £594
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £423 £400
% change year-on-year +6.38% +5.75% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
UK median hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 - -

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 16,471 20,033 19,477
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.81% 19.09% 18.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,178 11,909 11,981
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £256 £256 £225
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 805 970 888
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £25.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.08% +3.54% -1.08%
10th Percentile £14.50 £13.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £60.00 £51.03 £49.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £26.69 £26.87
% change year-on-year +31.12% -0.64% -0.50%

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 14 December 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 13 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 14 December 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 +166 101 £450 +5.88% 22
UK excluding London +120 79 £450 +6.38% 13
South East +59 27 £450 +9.09% 4
London +95 25 £450 +2.86% 9
Midlands +74 19 £501 +54.23% 3
West Midlands +53 17 £501 +54.23% 1
North of England +45 16 £425 -7.86% 3
North West +29 14 £419 -27.17% 2
South West +18 7 £506 +6.58% 3
East of England - 7 £438 -
Scotland +30 3 - -
Yorkshire +39 2 £425 - 1
East Midlands - 2 - - 2

For the 6 months to 14 December 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.

1 106 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 96 (90.57%) Cisco
2 96 (90.57%) CCNP
3 70 (66.04%) Firewall
4 54 (50.94%) Security Cleared
5 53 (50.00%) LAN
6 47 (44.34%) CCIE
7 46 (43.40%) BGP
8 44 (41.51%) WAN
8 44 (41.51%) SC Cleared
9 41 (38.68%) Wireless
10 40 (37.74%) Network Design
11 39 (36.79%) OSPF
12 31 (29.25%) MPLS
13 27 (25.47%) CCNA
13 27 (25.47%) Data Centre
14 24 (22.64%) Load Balancing
15 22 (20.75%) TCP/IP
15 22 (20.75%) VPN
16 21 (19.81%) Juniper
17 20 (18.87%) Network Security
17 20 (18.87%) Palo Alto
18 19 (17.92%) Migration
19 18 (16.98%) Telecoms
19 18 (16.98%) Cisco Nexus
20 17 (16.04%) Service Delivery
20 17 (16.04%) CheckPoint
21 16 (15.09%) Internet
21 16 (15.09%) CCDA
22 15 (14.15%) EIGRP

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 (2.83%) Skype for Business
2 2 (1.89%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.89%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (1.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.94%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.72%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (3.77%) Azure
3 2 (1.89%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 70 (66.04%) Firewall
2 53 (50.00%) LAN
3 46 (43.40%) BGP
4 44 (41.51%) WAN
5 41 (38.68%) Wireless
6 39 (36.79%) OSPF
7 31 (29.25%) MPLS
8 22 (20.75%) TCP/IP
8 22 (20.75%) VPN
9 20 (18.87%) Network Security
10 18 (16.98%) Cisco Nexus
11 16 (15.09%) Internet
12 15 (14.15%) EIGRP
13 14 (13.21%) DNS
14 12 (11.32%) Cisco ASA
15 11 (10.38%) TACACS
16 10 (9.43%) Ethernet
16 10 (9.43%) IPsec
16 10 (9.43%) VoIP
17 9 (8.49%) RIP
Development Applications
1 4 (3.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 18 (16.98%) Telecoms
2 10 (9.43%) Finance
3 4 (3.77%) Banking
4 3 (2.83%) Public Sector
5 1 (0.94%) Games
5 1 (0.94%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.94%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 60 (56.60%) Network Engineer
2 29 (27.36%) Architect
3 27 (25.47%) Design Engineer
4 26 (24.53%) Network Architect
5 25 (23.58%) Network Design Engineer
6 22 (20.75%) Cisco Engineer
6 22 (20.75%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 7 (6.60%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 6 (5.66%) Cisco Design Engineer
8 6 (5.66%) Consultant
8 6 (5.66%) IP Network Engineer
8 6 (5.66%) Network Consultant
9 5 (4.72%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
9 5 (4.72%) Designer
9 5 (4.72%) Head of Network Operations
9 5 (4.72%) Head of Operations
9 5 (4.72%) Network Designer
9 5 (4.72%) Senior Architect
9 5 (4.72%) Senior Network Architect
10 4 (3.77%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.77%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 27 (25.47%) Data Centre
2 6 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.83%) Public Cloud
4 2 (1.89%) e-Learning
4 2 (1.89%) Fibre Optics
4 2 (1.89%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (1.89%) PKI
5 1 (0.94%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.94%) Frameworx
5 1 (0.94%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (0.94%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.94%) RSA SecurID
5 1 (0.94%) TM Forum
5 1 (0.94%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.83%) Unix
1 3 (2.83%) Windows
2 1 (0.94%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (37.74%) Network Design
2 24 (22.64%) Load Balancing
3 19 (17.92%) Migration
4 17 (16.04%) Service Delivery
5 12 (11.32%) Project Delivery
6 9 (8.49%) Network Architecture
6 9 (8.49%) Network Management
6 9 (8.49%) Project Management
7 7 (6.60%) Presales
7 7 (6.60%) Process Management
8 6 (5.66%) Technical Architecture
8 6 (5.66%) Technical Leadership
9 5 (4.72%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (4.72%) Change Management
9 5 (4.72%) Communications Security
9 5 (4.72%) ITIL
9 5 (4.72%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (4.72%) TOGAF
10 4 (3.77%) Customer Requirements
10 4 (3.77%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.94%) Python
Qualifications
1 106 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 96 (90.57%) CCNP
3 54 (50.94%) Security Cleared
4 47 (44.34%) CCIE
5 44 (41.51%) SC Cleared
6 27 (25.47%) CCNA
7 16 (15.09%) CCDA
8 11 (10.38%) BC Cleared
8 11 (10.38%) BPSS Clearance
9 6 (5.66%) CCIP
10 5 (4.72%) CCSA
11 4 (3.77%) JNCIE
11 4 (3.77%) JNCIS
12 3 (2.83%) CCSE
12 3 (2.83%) CCSP
12 3 (2.83%) JNCIP
12 3 (2.83%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (1.89%) CCVP
13 2 (1.89%) Degree
14 1 (0.94%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.72%) QA
2 2 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (0.94%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (7.55%) VMware NSX
2 5 (4.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.89%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.89%) Amdocs OSS
1 2 (1.89%) Cisco Prime
1 2 (1.89%) FortiGate
2 1 (0.94%) Ansible
Vendors
1 96 (90.57%) Cisco
2 21 (19.81%) Juniper
3 20 (18.87%) Palo Alto
4 17 (16.04%) CheckPoint
5 15 (14.15%) F5
6 10 (9.43%) VMware
7 9 (8.49%) Aruba
8 7 (6.60%) Fortinet
8 7 (6.60%) Microsoft
9 6 (5.66%) Brocade
9 6 (5.66%) HP
10 5 (4.72%) Aerohive Networks
10 5 (4.72%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 5 (4.72%) Meraki
11 3 (2.83%) Avaya
11 3 (2.83%) MikroTik
11 3 (2.83%) SolarWinds
12 2 (1.89%) Arista
12 2 (1.89%) Extreme Networks
12 2 (1.89%) Virgin Media