The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for CCDP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 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)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 113 113 124
Rank change year-on-year 0 +11  
Contract jobs citing CCDP 2 16 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.089% 0.58% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.46% 2.81% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Median daily rate £325 £525 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -38.09% +55.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £525 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £525 £368
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -13.52% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 advertised in the West Midlands.

Academic & Professional Certification
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 432 569 455
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 19.30% 20.71% 17.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 323 233
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £515 £479
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 21 44
Median hourly rate £19.50 £17.00 £30.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.70% -43.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.83 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.19 £36.70 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

CCDP
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 West Midlands

CCDP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CCDP in the West Midlands

CCDP
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 CCDP in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for CCDP in the West Midlands

CCDP
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 CCDP within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 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
Birmingham - 1 £313 -
Herefordshire - 1 £338 -
CCDP
England

For the 6 months to 29 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for CCDP.

1 10 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (90.00%) CCNA
2 9 (90.00%) LAN
2 9 (90.00%) WAN
2 9 (90.00%) Cisco
3 8 (80.00%) CCDA
3 8 (80.00%) Firewall
3 8 (80.00%) Data Centre
4 7 (70.00%) Juniper
4 7 (70.00%) VPN
5 6 (60.00%) CheckPoint
5 6 (60.00%) Network Design
5 6 (60.00%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (60.00%) F5
6 5 (50.00%) CCVP
6 5 (50.00%) Cisco PIX
6 5 (50.00%) IP Telephony
6 5 (50.00%) Nokia
6 5 (50.00%) CCNP
6 5 (50.00%) CSS
7 4 (40.00%) VoIP
7 4 (40.00%) Service Delivery
7 4 (40.00%) Unified Communications
8 3 (30.00%) Wireless
8 3 (30.00%) BGP
9 2 (20.00%) EIGRP
9 2 (20.00%) CA
9 2 (20.00%) 802.11
9 2 (20.00%) MPLS
9 2 (20.00%) OSPF

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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:

Communications & Networking
1 9 (90.00%) LAN
1 9 (90.00%) WAN
2 8 (80.00%) Firewall
3 7 (70.00%) VPN
4 6 (60.00%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (50.00%) Cisco PIX
5 5 (50.00%) IP Telephony
6 4 (40.00%) Unified Communications
6 4 (40.00%) VoIP
7 3 (30.00%) BGP
7 3 (30.00%) Wireless
8 2 (20.00%) 802.11
8 2 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (20.00%) EIGRP
8 2 (20.00%) Frame Relay
8 2 (20.00%) MPLS
8 2 (20.00%) Network Security
8 2 (20.00%) OSPF
8 2 (20.00%) VLAN
8 2 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
General
1 2 (20.00%) Electronics
1 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (90.00%) Network Engineer
2 7 (70.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 7 (70.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Designer
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) LAN Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) LAN/WAN Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Designer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) CSS
2 2 (20.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 8 (80.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Network Design
2 4 (40.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (20.00%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (20.00%) Presales
4 1 (10.00%) Change Control
4 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL
4 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
4 1 (10.00%) Migration
4 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (90.00%) CCNA
3 8 (80.00%) CCDA
4 5 (50.00%) CCNP
4 5 (50.00%) CCVP
5 2 (20.00%) CCIE
5 2 (20.00%) Degree
5 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
6 1 (10.00%) MCITP
6 1 (10.00%) MCSE
6 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) Cisco
2 7 (70.00%) Juniper
3 6 (60.00%) CheckPoint
3 6 (60.00%) F5
4 5 (50.00%) Nokia
5 2 (20.00%) AirMagnet
5 2 (20.00%) CA
6 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
6 1 (10.00%) Remedy