The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for CCDA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 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 Associate (CCDA)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 115 139 119
Rank change year-on-year +24 -20  
Contract jobs citing CCDA 1 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.050% 0.099% 0.084%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.26% 0.50% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £650 £375 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +73.33% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £338 £363
% change year-on-year -11.11% -6.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £29.50 -
% change year-on-year +11.86% -  

CCDA 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 advertised in the West Midlands.

Academic & Professional Certification
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 389 598 463
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 19.38% 19.81% 19.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 330 286
Median daily rate £413 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +10.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 23 34
Median hourly rate £16.75 £18.28 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.34% -36.98%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.95 £39.00 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.21 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.25% +25.22%  

CCDA
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for CCDA in the West Midlands

CCDA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing CCDA in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for CCDA in the West Midlands

CCDA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCDA in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for CCDA in the West Midlands

CCDA
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCDA within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 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
Shropshire - 1 £650 -
CCDA
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing CCDA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for CCDA.

1 3 (100.00%) WAN
1 3 (100.00%) CCNP
1 3 (100.00%) CCNA
1 3 (100.00%) CCDP
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (66.67%) 802.1X
2 2 (66.67%) Presales
2 2 (66.67%) Customer Requirements
2 2 (66.67%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (66.67%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (66.67%) Wireless
2 2 (66.67%) Frame Relay
2 2 (66.67%) Electronics
2 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (66.67%) VLAN
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 2 (66.67%) Network Security
2 2 (66.67%) AirMagnet
2 2 (66.67%) CA
2 2 (66.67%) 802.11
2 2 (66.67%) MPLS
2 2 (66.67%) OSPF
2 2 (66.67%) BGP
2 2 (66.67%) EIGRP
2 2 (66.67%) PPP
2 2 (66.67%) RIP
2 2 (66.67%) ATM

CCDA
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) WAN
2 2 (66.67%) 802.11
2 2 (66.67%) ATM
2 2 (66.67%) BGP
2 2 (66.67%) EIGRP
2 2 (66.67%) Frame Relay
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) MPLS
2 2 (66.67%) Network Security
2 2 (66.67%) OSPF
2 2 (66.67%) PPP
2 2 (66.67%) RIP
2 2 (66.67%) VLAN
2 2 (66.67%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (66.67%) Wireless
2 2 (66.67%) WLAN
3 1 (33.33%) VPN
General
1 2 (66.67%) Electronics
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Architect
2 1 (33.33%) AWS Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Cloud Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall Architect
2 1 (33.33%) LAN Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) LAN/WAN Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Network Architect
2 1 (33.33%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (66.67%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Customer Requirements
1 2 (66.67%) Presales
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) Network Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) Network Design
2 1 (33.33%) Virtual Environments
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) CCDP
1 3 (100.00%) CCNA
1 3 (100.00%) CCNP
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (66.67%) CCIE
2 2 (66.67%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) AirMagnet
1 2 (66.67%) CA
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle