Period
to 12 November 2018

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 12 November 2018 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
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 801 804 792
Rank change year-on-year +3 -12 +34
Contract jobs citing CCDP 91 84 129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.088% 0.083% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.48% 0.44% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 63 61
UK median daily rate £425 £403 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.46% -10.44% +12.50%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £299
90th Percentile £628 £599 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £424 £403 £450
% change year-on-year +5.21% -10.44% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 13 11
UK median hourly rate - £31.85 £49.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -35.25% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £31.85 £46.00
% change year-on-year - -30.76% -

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 19,153 19,081 22,178
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.63% 18.83% 20.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,309 11,669 13,800
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £250 £221 £240
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.23% +1.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 938 911 851
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £26.25 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +0.96% +4.00%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.25 £49.75 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.31 £28.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year -11.19% +5.56% +8.00%

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 12 November 2018.

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 12 November 2018. 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 +38 82 £425 +5.46% 37
UK excluding London -31 54 £424 +5.21% 33
London +33 30 £438 +2.94% 6
South East -5 23 £413 +6.45% 10
North of England -22 15 £436 -24.78% 7
Midlands -2 8 £325 -7.14% 6
West Midlands -16 8 £325 - 4
North West -21 8 £525 -9.01% 4
Yorkshire -7 6 £425 -30.89% 1
East of England 0 3 £350 -13.15% 4
Scotland -22 3 £338 -10.00% 2
South West - 2 £475 - 4
North East -3 1 £475 -28.30% 2

For the 6 months to 12 November 2018, 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 91 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 87 (95.60%) CCNP
3 85 (93.41%) Cisco
4 46 (50.55%) Firewall
5 44 (48.35%) WAN
6 39 (42.86%) CCIE
7 33 (36.26%) Network Design
8 31 (34.07%) BGP
9 29 (31.87%) Wireless
10 28 (30.77%) LAN
11 27 (29.67%) MPLS
12 26 (28.57%) CheckPoint
13 24 (26.37%) Cisco Nexus
14 22 (24.18%) ITIL
14 22 (24.18%) CCNA
15 20 (21.98%) VPN
15 20 (21.98%) Data Centre
16 19 (20.88%) Cisco Wireless
16 19 (20.88%) Network Security
17 18 (19.78%) EIGRP
18 17 (18.68%) DMVPN
19 16 (17.58%) F5
19 16 (17.58%) Project Management
19 16 (17.58%) OSPF
20 15 (16.48%) Cisco ASA
20 15 (16.48%) Load Balancing
21 14 (15.38%) TCP/IP
22 13 (14.29%) Juniper
22 13 (14.29%) Change Management
22 13 (14.29%) Banking

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 (3.30%) OpenStack
2 2 (2.20%) SAS
3 1 (1.10%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.10%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.10%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.69%) PaaS
2 6 (6.59%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (6.59%) SaaS
3 5 (5.49%) IaaS
3 5 (5.49%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (3.30%) Office 365
5 1 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 46 (50.55%) Firewall
2 44 (48.35%) WAN
3 31 (34.07%) BGP
4 29 (31.87%) Wireless
5 28 (30.77%) LAN
6 27 (29.67%) MPLS
7 24 (26.37%) Cisco Nexus
8 20 (21.98%) VPN
9 19 (20.88%) Cisco Wireless
9 19 (20.88%) Network Security
10 18 (19.78%) EIGRP
11 17 (18.68%) DMVPN
12 16 (17.58%) OSPF
13 15 (16.48%) Cisco ASA
14 14 (15.38%) TCP/IP
15 12 (13.19%) Internet
16 11 (12.09%) IP Telephony
16 11 (12.09%) VoIP
16 11 (12.09%) xDSL
17 10 (10.99%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.20%) DB2
1 2 (2.20%) MongoDB
1 2 (2.20%) SQL Server
1 2 (2.20%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 13 (14.29%) Banking
2 9 (9.89%) Finance
3 7 (7.69%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.10%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 49 (53.85%) Network Engineer
2 20 (21.98%) Senior Network Engineer
3 19 (20.88%) Architect
4 17 (18.68%) Cisco Engineer
4 17 (18.68%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 13 (14.29%) Network Architect
6 9 (9.89%) Cisco Architect
6 9 (9.89%) Cisco Network Architect
6 9 (9.89%) Senior Cisco Engineer
6 9 (9.89%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
7 7 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (7.69%) Network Specialist
7 7 (7.69%) WAN Engineer
8 6 (6.59%) Network Design Architect
8 6 (6.59%) NOC Engineer
9 5 (5.49%) Incident Engineer
9 5 (5.49%) Network Security Engineer
9 5 (5.49%) Security Engineer
10 4 (4.40%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 3 (3.30%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.30%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 20 (21.98%) Data Centre
2 7 (7.69%) BBC
3 6 (6.59%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (5.49%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.30%) Driving Licence
5 3 (3.30%) Video\Live Streaming
6 2 (2.20%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.20%) Blackberry
6 2 (2.20%) Cyber Defence
6 2 (2.20%) PKI
6 2 (2.20%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.10%) CCTV
7 1 (1.10%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.10%) EMC VMAX
7 1 (1.10%) EMC VNX
7 1 (1.10%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.30%) Linux
2 2 (2.20%) Windows
3 1 (1.10%) Unix
3 1 (1.10%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (36.26%) Network Design
2 22 (24.18%) ITIL
3 16 (17.58%) Project Management
4 15 (16.48%) Load Balancing
5 13 (14.29%) Change Management
6 10 (10.99%) Network Management
7 9 (9.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 8 (8.79%) Service Management
8 8 (8.79%) SFIA
9 7 (7.69%) High Availability
10 6 (6.59%) PRINCE2
10 6 (6.59%) Runbook
10 6 (6.59%) Server Virtualisation
11 5 (5.49%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (5.49%) Data Management
11 5 (5.49%) Incident Management
11 5 (5.49%) Network Architecture
11 5 (5.49%) Open Source
11 5 (5.49%) Problem Management
11 5 (5.49%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.20%) SQL
2 1 (1.10%) Bash Shell
2 1 (1.10%) Python
Qualifications
1 91 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 87 (95.60%) CCNP
3 39 (42.86%) CCIE
4 22 (24.18%) CCNA
5 10 (10.99%) Security Cleared
6 9 (9.89%) SC Cleared
7 5 (5.49%) Chartered Engineer
7 5 (5.49%) CISM
7 5 (5.49%) CISSP
7 5 (5.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (4.40%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (4.40%) CCDA
8 4 (4.40%) CCSA
8 4 (4.40%) CCSE
9 3 (3.30%) CCIE Security
9 3 (3.30%) Check Point Certification
9 3 (3.30%) JNCIE
10 2 (2.20%) BC Cleared
10 2 (2.20%) DV Cleared
10 2 (2.20%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.30%) COBIT
1 3 (3.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (3.30%) QA
2 2 (2.20%) GDPR
2 2 (2.20%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.20%) SLA
3 1 (1.10%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.10%) HIPAA
3 1 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (1.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (9.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (5.49%) VMware NSX
3 2 (2.20%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.20%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.20%) ProxySG
3 2 (2.20%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.10%) KVM
4 1 (1.10%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 5 (5.49%) Cisco CUCM
1 5 (5.49%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (3.30%) Forum Sentry
2 3 (3.30%) Icinga
2 3 (3.30%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (2.20%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (2.20%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (1.10%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.10%) Puppet
4 1 (1.10%) SCCM
4 1 (1.10%) SCOM
Vendors
1 85 (93.41%) Cisco
2 26 (28.57%) CheckPoint
3 16 (17.58%) F5
4 13 (14.29%) Juniper
5 12 (13.19%) Palo Alto
6 10 (10.99%) VMware
7 8 (8.79%) Aruba
8 7 (7.69%) Meraki
8 7 (7.69%) Microsoft
8 7 (7.69%) Rackspace
8 7 (7.69%) Virgin Media
9 6 (6.59%) Mercator
9 6 (6.59%) Riverbed
10 4 (4.40%) Fortinet
10 4 (4.40%) HP
10 4 (4.40%) Snow
11 3 (3.30%) Bloomberg
11 3 (3.30%) BMC
11 3 (3.30%) Reuters
11 3 (3.30%) SolarWinds