The table below looks at the statistics for CCIE in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CCIE over the 3 months to 27 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE)
Rank 417 449 428
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -21
Contract jobs citing CCIE 246 221 216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.46% 0.39% 0.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.24% 1.98% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 123 124
Median daily rate £425 £433 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.73% +0.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 4
Median hourly rate £49.19 £28.66 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.66% -36.32%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £49.19 - £45.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
11004 11168 11309
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.56% 19.52% 19.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 6795 6733 6258
Median daily rate £400 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £254 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 382 526 481
Median hourly rate £27.50 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.77 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.40 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.89% +18.75%

CCIE
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing CCIE as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

CCIE Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

CCIE
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing CCIE within the UK.

CCIE Daily Rate Trend in the UK

CCIE
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CCIE within the UK over the 3 months to 27 September 2016.

CCIE Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

CCIE
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing CCIE within the UK.

CCIE Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

CCIE
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 CCIE within the UK over the 3 months to 27 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +54 228 £445 +1.71% 32
London +1 90 £438 -2.77% 11
South East +48 70 £450 +4.34% 11
Berkshire +19 27 £455 +8.65% 4
Surrey - 23 £425 - 4
North West +17 18 £538 +19.44% 2
Reading +23 17 £455 -8.54% 3
City of London +7 17 £488 +9.85% 4
Yorkshire +19 14 £400 - 3
Hampshire +14 14 £475 +5.55% 2
East of England +8 13 £450 +28.57% 2
Northern Ireland - 9 £330 -
County Antrim - 9 £330 -
Belfast - 9 £330 -
West Yorkshire +11 8 £375 -11.76% 3
Hertfordshire +4 8 £450 +5.88% 2
Lancashire - 8 £550 -
Leeds +12 6 £300 -29.41% 3
South West -16 6 £375 -21.05% 2
West Midlands -22 6 £450 -7.21% 1
Scotland +4 5 £325 +19.26% 2
Derbyshire +2 5 £250 -
Manchester -2 5 £488 +8.33% 1
East Midlands -5 5 £250 -
Fleetwood - 5 £550 -
Liverpool +12 4 £400 -5.88% 1
Edinburgh +12 4 - - 1
Merseyside +7 4 £400 -5.88% 1
North Yorkshire - 4 £425 -
Croydon - 4 £425 - 1

CCIE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing CCIE 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 CCIE.

1 478 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 429 (89.75%) Cisco
3 314 (65.69%) CCNP
4 204 (42.68%) Firewall
5 156 (32.64%) WAN
6 147 (30.75%) Juniper
7 145 (30.33%) LAN
8 129 (26.99%) CCNA
9 127 (26.57%) Wireless
10 124 (25.94%) Cisco Nexus
11 123 (25.73%) MPLS
12 117 (24.48%) Cisco ASA
13 108 (22.59%) Data Centre
14 107 (22.38%) Network Security
15 103 (21.55%) CheckPoint
16 94 (19.67%) F5
17 88 (18.41%) BGP
18 80 (16.74%) Network Design
19 75 (15.69%) VPN
20 74 (15.48%) Finance
21 68 (14.23%) TCP/IP
22 67 (14.02%) OSPF
23 64 (13.39%) CCDP
24 52 (10.88%) ITIL
24 52 (10.88%) Palo Alto
25 51 (10.67%) VoIP
26 50 (10.46%) Windows
27 48 (10.04%) Security Cleared
28 47 (9.83%) EIGRP
29 45 (9.41%) VMware

CCIE
Top Related 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 2 (0.42%) Apache
1 2 (0.42%) CMS
1 2 (0.42%) IIS
1 2 (0.42%) MS Exchange
1 2 (0.42%) Skype for Business
1 2 (0.42%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (0.21%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (2.30%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.46%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (0.63%) MS Office
3 3 (0.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 24 (5.02%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.46%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.05%) Office 365
2 5 (1.05%) PaaS
2 5 (1.05%) SaaS
3 4 (0.84%) IaaS
4 3 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.21%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 204 (42.68%) Firewall
2 156 (32.64%) WAN
3 145 (30.33%) LAN
4 127 (26.57%) Wireless
5 124 (25.94%) Cisco Nexus
6 123 (25.73%) MPLS
7 117 (24.48%) Cisco ASA
8 107 (22.38%) Network Security
9 88 (18.41%) BGP
10 75 (15.69%) VPN
11 68 (14.23%) TCP/IP
12 67 (14.02%) OSPF
13 51 (10.67%) VoIP
14 47 (9.83%) EIGRP
15 40 (8.37%) VLAN
16 30 (6.28%) BIG-IP
16 30 (6.28%) Internet
16 30 (6.28%) IP Telephony
17 28 (5.86%) Wi-Fi
18 27 (5.65%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (2.51%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.42%) MySQL
3 1 (0.21%) Big Data
3 1 (0.21%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.21%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.21%) Informix
3 1 (0.21%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.21%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.21%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (1.46%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 5 (1.05%) JIRA
3 4 (0.84%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (0.63%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.21%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.21%) Hudson
5 1 (0.21%) Subversion
General
1 74 (15.48%) Finance
2 31 (6.49%) Telecoms
3 28 (5.86%) Banking
4 20 (4.18%) Retail
5 6 (1.26%) Back Office
5 6 (1.26%) Financial Institution
5 6 (1.26%) Law
6 4 (0.84%) Legal
6 4 (0.84%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.63%) Games
7 3 (0.63%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.63%) Marketing
7 3 (0.63%) Military
8 2 (0.42%) Automotive
8 2 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.42%) Publishing
9 1 (0.21%) German Language
9 1 (0.21%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 226 (47.28%) Network Engineer
2 122 (25.52%) Architect
3 89 (18.62%) Cisco Engineer
4 75 (15.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 69 (14.44%) Consultant
5 69 (14.44%) Network Architect
6 53 (11.09%) Security Engineer
7 50 (10.46%) Network Security Engineer
8 46 (9.62%) Network Consultant
9 42 (8.79%) Senior Network Engineer
10 36 (7.53%) Infrastructure Architect
11 28 (5.86%) Cisco Architect
12 26 (5.44%) Security Architect
13 25 (5.23%) Network Security Architect
13 25 (5.23%) Security Consultant
14 24 (5.02%) Cisco Network Architect
15 23 (4.81%) Voice Engineer
16 21 (4.39%) Support Engineer
17 20 (4.18%) Senior Security Engineer
17 20 (4.18%) VoIP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (3.56%) 802.1X
2 7 (1.46%) XMPP
3 3 (0.63%) OCX
3 3 (0.63%) RFC 2544
4 2 (0.42%) COM
4 2 (0.42%) ELK Stack
4 2 (0.42%) LAMP
4 2 (0.42%) REST
4 2 (0.42%) VXML
5 1 (0.21%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (0.21%) CCXML
5 1 (0.21%) OAuth
5 1 (0.21%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.21%) RFC 2833
5 1 (0.21%) SAML
5 1 (0.21%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 108 (22.59%) Data Centre
2 19 (3.97%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (2.51%) Video Conferencing
4 10 (2.09%) Computer Science
4 10 (2.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 6 (1.26%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.05%) NHS
6 5 (1.05%) Virtual Team
7 4 (0.84%) Informatics
7 4 (0.84%) PKI
8 3 (0.63%) Health Informatics
8 3 (0.63%) IVR
8 3 (0.63%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.42%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.42%) CLARiiON
9 2 (0.42%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.42%) FlexPod
9 2 (0.42%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.42%) IBM XIV
9 2 (0.42%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 50 (10.46%) Windows
2 31 (6.49%) Windows Server
3 18 (3.77%) Linux
4 10 (2.09%) Unix
5 5 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.63%) Ubuntu
6 3 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.42%) CentOS
7 2 (0.42%) Fedora
7 2 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.21%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (16.74%) Network Design
2 52 (10.88%) ITIL
3 38 (7.95%) Network Architecture
4 30 (6.28%) Change Management
5 28 (5.86%) Migration
6 26 (5.44%) Load Balancing
7 22 (4.60%) TOGAF
8 19 (3.97%) Root Cause Analysis
9 17 (3.56%) Mentoring
10 16 (3.35%) Network Management
11 15 (3.14%) E-Commerce
11 15 (3.14%) Low Latency
11 15 (3.14%) Problem Management
12 14 (2.93%) Network Monitoring
12 14 (2.93%) Project Management
13 12 (2.51%) Service Management
13 12 (2.51%) Stakeholder Management
14 11 (2.30%) Capacity Planning
14 11 (2.30%) Presales
14 11 (2.30%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 9 (1.88%) SQL
2 4 (0.84%) C
3 3 (0.63%) Python
3 3 (0.63%) Tcl
4 2 (0.42%) Perl
4 2 (0.42%) PHP
4 2 (0.42%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.21%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.21%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.21%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 478 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 314 (65.69%) CCNP
3 129 (26.99%) CCNA
4 64 (13.39%) CCDP
5 48 (10.04%) Security Cleared
6 45 (9.41%) SC Cleared
7 40 (8.37%) Degree
8 30 (6.28%) MCSE
8 30 (6.28%) Microsoft Certification
9 26 (5.44%) CCSE
10 22 (4.60%) CCDE
11 19 (3.97%) JNCIP
12 18 (3.77%) CCDA
13 17 (3.56%) JNCIE
14 11 (2.30%) CCVP
15 10 (2.09%) CCSA
15 10 (2.09%) CCSP
15 10 (2.09%) ITIL Certification
16 9 (1.88%) CCIP
17 8 (1.67%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.09%) SLA
2 8 (1.67%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.63%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.21%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.21%) MiFID
System Software
1 16 (3.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (2.51%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.46%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (0.84%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.84%) ProxySG
4 4 (0.84%) VMware ESX
4 4 (0.84%) XenApp
5 3 (0.63%) Firmware
6 2 (0.42%) vCloud
6 2 (0.42%) vSphere
7 1 (0.21%) Docker
7 1 (0.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 35 (7.32%) FortiGate
2 28 (5.86%) Cisco CUCM
3 20 (4.18%) Cisco Prime
4 19 (3.97%) SolarWinds Orion
5 17 (3.56%) Cisco UCCE
6 16 (3.35%) Cisco UCCX
7 11 (2.30%) Cacti
7 11 (2.30%) Nagios
8 5 (1.05%) OpenView
9 3 (0.63%) Ansible
9 3 (0.63%) Cisco CME
9 3 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.63%) SCCM
10 2 (0.42%) Endace
10 2 (0.42%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.42%) RSA Archer
10 2 (0.42%) Terraform
11 1 (0.21%) Puppet
11 1 (0.21%) Salt
11 1 (0.21%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 429 (89.75%) Cisco
2 147 (30.75%) Juniper
3 103 (21.55%) CheckPoint
4 94 (19.67%) F5
5 52 (10.88%) Palo Alto
6 45 (9.41%) VMware
7 34 (7.11%) Fortinet
8 33 (6.90%) SolarWinds
9 30 (6.28%) Aruba
9 30 (6.28%) Microsoft
10 19 (3.97%) Avaya
10 19 (3.97%) NICE Systems
11 17 (3.56%) Blue Coat
11 17 (3.56%) HP
11 17 (3.56%) Meraki
12 14 (2.93%) Remedy
13 13 (2.72%) Citrix
13 13 (2.72%) Huawei
14 12 (2.51%) Riverbed
15 10 (2.09%) Brocade
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