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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 514 578 562
Rank change year-on-year +64 -16  
Contract jobs citing CCDP 86 62 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.91% 0.55% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 16 31
Median daily rate £375 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% -2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £330 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -13.52% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £49.60 £49.19 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.82% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £49.19 -

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 9431 11239 10753
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.71% 20.76% 20.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 6019 7043 6111
Median daily rate £420 £405 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +2.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £259 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £555 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 454 408 495
Median hourly rate £30.00 £36.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +60.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.30 £57.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £39.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -23.07% +73.33%  

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 30 March 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
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 30 March 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 +66 74 £400 -5.88% 10
South East +42 33 £403 -10.44% 3
Hampshire +32 26 £420 -6.66% 1
Tyne and Wear - 20 £385 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 20 £385 -
North East - 20 £385 -
London +32 16 £400 +15.94% 4
Hook - 13 £423 - 1
Scotland +26 7 £315 -
Renfrewshire - 6 £319 -
Erskine - 6 £319 -
North West +33 5 - - 1
Manchester +19 5 - - 1
Berkshire +25 3 £300 - 1
Bracknell +5 3 £300 -
Basingstoke +4 3 - -
New Malden - 3 - -
Cardiff +18 2 £375 +7.14%
South Wales +17 2 £375 +7.14%
Wales +9 2 £375 +7.14%
West Midlands +5 2 £325 -38.09%
West Sussex - 2 £400 -
Surrey - 2 £380 -
Woking - 2 £380 -
Crawley - 2 £400 -
City of London +10 1 £325 - 1
Winchester +1 1 £550 +15.78%
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £400 -
Southampton - 1 £450 -
Leicestershire - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 147 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 132 (89.80%) Cisco
3 117 (79.59%) CCNP
4 102 (69.39%) WAN
5 97 (65.99%) Firewall
6 94 (63.95%) LAN
7 87 (59.18%) CCIE
8 78 (53.06%) Juniper
9 74 (50.34%) CheckPoint
10 69 (46.94%) ITIL
10 69 (46.94%) F5
11 66 (44.90%) Network Design
12 65 (44.22%) Security Cleared
12 65 (44.22%) Wireless
13 57 (38.78%) CCNA
13 57 (38.78%) SC Cleared
14 50 (34.01%) CCIP
15 47 (31.97%) HP
15 47 (31.97%) FortiGate
16 46 (31.29%) Riverbed
17 45 (30.61%) JNCIE
18 44 (29.93%) Fortinet
18 44 (29.93%) JNCIA
18 44 (29.93%) CCSE
18 44 (29.93%) CCSA
19 43 (29.25%) ITSM
19 43 (29.25%) Service Management
20 39 (26.53%) Telecoms
21 38 (25.85%) VPN
22 35 (23.81%) BIG-IP

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 1 (0.68%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (1.36%) MS Office
1 2 (1.36%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.68%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 102 (69.39%) WAN
2 97 (65.99%) Firewall
3 94 (63.95%) LAN
4 65 (44.22%) Wireless
5 38 (25.85%) VPN
6 35 (23.81%) BIG-IP
7 31 (21.09%) Cisco ASA
8 27 (18.37%) VoIP
9 25 (17.01%) OSPF
10 24 (16.33%) MPLS
11 21 (14.29%) BGP
11 21 (14.29%) VLAN
12 18 (12.24%) Unified Communications
13 17 (11.56%) Cisco Nexus
14 15 (10.20%) Network Security
15 12 (8.16%) IP Telephony
16 10 (6.80%) Cisco PIX
16 10 (6.80%) TCP/IP
17 9 (6.12%) IPsec
18 8 (5.44%) EIGRP
Development Applications
1 4 (2.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 39 (26.53%) Telecoms
2 13 (8.84%) Banking
3 11 (7.48%) Finance
4 2 (1.36%) Electronics
5 1 (0.68%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.68%) Legal
5 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.68%) Retail
Job Titles
1 93 (63.27%) Network Engineer
2 24 (16.33%) Architect
3 19 (12.93%) Cisco Engineer
4 18 (12.24%) Network Architect
5 16 (10.88%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 14 (9.52%) WAN Engineer
7 12 (8.16%) LAN Engineer
7 12 (8.16%) LAN/WAN Engineer
7 12 (8.16%) Senior Network Engineer
8 10 (6.80%) Designer
9 8 (5.44%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 7 (4.76%) Design Engineer
10 7 (4.76%) Network Designer
10 7 (4.76%) Network Specialist
11 6 (4.08%) Firewall Architect
12 4 (2.72%) Analyst
12 4 (2.72%) Author
12 4 (2.72%) Network Analyst
12 4 (2.72%) Technical Author
13 3 (2.04%) Virtualisation Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.80%) CSS
2 5 (3.40%) 802.1X
3 2 (1.36%) COM
3 2 (1.36%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 33 (22.45%) Data Centre
2 32 (21.77%) Computer Science
3 5 (3.40%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.72%) Driving Licence
5 3 (2.04%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.36%) BBC
6 2 (1.36%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.36%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.36%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.68%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.68%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 10 (6.80%) Unix
2 7 (4.76%) Linux
3 6 (4.08%) Windows
4 4 (2.72%) Windows Server
5 3 (2.04%) FreeBSD
6 1 (0.68%) Solaris
6 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (46.94%) ITIL
2 66 (44.90%) Network Design
3 43 (29.25%) ITSM
3 43 (29.25%) Service Management
4 15 (10.20%) Service Delivery
5 13 (8.84%) Load Balancing
6 10 (6.80%) Migration
7 8 (5.44%) Network Architecture
7 8 (5.44%) Network Management
7 8 (5.44%) Project Management
8 5 (3.40%) Change Control
9 4 (2.72%) Capacity Planning
9 4 (2.72%) eTOM
9 4 (2.72%) High Availability
9 4 (2.72%) Internal Audit
9 4 (2.72%) Presales
9 4 (2.72%) PRINCE2
10 3 (2.04%) Customer Requirements
10 3 (2.04%) Network Planning
10 3 (2.04%) Planning and Forecasting
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.36%) SQL
2 1 (0.68%) C
Qualifications
1 147 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 117 (79.59%) CCNP
3 87 (59.18%) CCIE
4 65 (44.22%) Security Cleared
5 57 (38.78%) CCNA
5 57 (38.78%) SC Cleared
6 50 (34.01%) CCIP
7 45 (30.61%) JNCIE
8 44 (29.93%) CCSA
8 44 (29.93%) CCSE
8 44 (29.93%) JNCIA
9 34 (23.13%) HP ASE
9 34 (23.13%) HP MASE
10 32 (21.77%) Degree
11 30 (20.41%) CCDA
12 13 (8.84%) CCVP
13 7 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (4.76%) JNCIS
14 6 (4.08%) DV Cleared
15 4 (2.72%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.40%) SLA
2 3 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.68%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (0.68%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (6.12%) Hyper-V
1 9 (6.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (4.76%) vSphere
3 5 (3.40%) Active Directory
4 4 (2.72%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.36%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (0.68%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 47 (31.97%) FortiGate
2 6 (4.08%) Cisco CUCM
3 4 (2.72%) Cisco UCCX
4 3 (2.04%) Cisco CME
5 2 (1.36%) Cisco UCCE
5 2 (1.36%) Nessus
5 2 (1.36%) WhatsUp Gold
6 1 (0.68%) Ansible
6 1 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.68%) RANCID
6 1 (0.68%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 132 (89.80%) Cisco
2 78 (53.06%) Juniper
3 74 (50.34%) CheckPoint
4 69 (46.94%) F5
5 47 (31.97%) HP
6 46 (31.29%) Riverbed
7 44 (29.93%) Fortinet
8 30 (20.41%) Aruba
9 15 (10.20%) VMware
10 10 (6.80%) Nokia
11 9 (6.12%) Palo Alto
12 8 (5.44%) Citrix
13 7 (4.76%) Brocade
14 5 (3.40%) Microsoft
15 3 (2.04%) Avaya
15 3 (2.04%) Remedy
16 2 (1.36%) AirMagnet
16 2 (1.36%) BT
16 2 (1.36%) Rackspace
16 2 (1.36%) TippingPoint
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