The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications currently tracked.

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.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE)
Rank 447 425 350
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -75
Contract jobs citing CCIE 147 146 252
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.29% 0.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.41% 1.61% 2.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 82 91
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£450 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £280 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £423 £405 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.32% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 £36.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £36.25 -
% change year-on-year
+24.13% -
Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10392 9080 9867
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.99% 17.76% 17.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 5835 4871 5100
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 455 501 614
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% -2.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.00 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.97 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%

CCIE
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CCIE within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 31 July 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCIE within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -16 143 £450 +12.50% 51
London +25 67 £450 +24.56% 22
South East +24 56 £400 -3.03% 16
Berkshire +31 39 £413 +24.06% 6
City of London +25 14 £450 +25.00% 13
Reading +13 9 £325 -2.25% 3
North West -4 9 £475 +53.22% 2
Cheshire +1 8 £475 +58.33% 1
Surrey -3 6 £454 -6.92%
Hampshire -12 5 £450 +14.64% 4
Oxfordshire +6 4 £400 -5.88%
Birmingham +1 4 £500 +14.94% 1
West Midlands -20 4 £500 +16.27% 3
Guildford +6 3 £383 -
South West -25 3 £366 +22.08%
East Midlands +2 2 £369 +5.35% 1
Southampton -7 2 - -
Oxford - 2 £348 -
Yorkshire -2 1 - - 5
West Yorkshire -2 1 - - 4
Hertfordshire -5 1 - - 4
Leeds -11 1 - - 4
East of England -35 1 - - 4
West Sussex - 1 - -
Northamptonshire - 1 £463 -
Manchester - 1 - - 1
Northampton - 1 £463 -
Fareham - 1 £450 -
Glasgow - - - -
Basildon - - - -

CCIE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing CCIE also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited CCIE.

1 295 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 261 (88.47%) Cisco
3 164 (55.59%) Firewall
4 158 (53.56%) CCNP
5 117 (39.66%) Juniper
6 101 (34.24%) OSPF
7 99 (33.56%) CheckPoint
8 97 (32.88%) MPLS
9 94 (31.86%) WAN
10 92 (31.19%) BGP
11 88 (29.83%) LAN
12 72 (24.41%) Telecoms
13 70 (23.73%) Cisco ASA
14 69 (23.39%) Network Design
14 69 (23.39%) VPN
15 60 (20.34%) VoIP
16 55 (18.64%) CCDP
16 55 (18.64%) Wireless
17 53 (17.97%) Network Security
18 52 (17.63%) CCNA
19 51 (17.29%) Cisco Nexus
20 47 (15.93%) F5
21 40 (13.56%) IPsec
22 38 (12.88%) Finance
23 37 (12.54%) Network Management
24 36 (12.20%) Cisco PIX
25 33 (11.19%) CISSP
25 33 (11.19%) SNMP
25 33 (11.19%) TCP/IP
26 32 (10.85%) Load Balancing

CCIE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing CCIE also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited CCIE. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (4.07%) Apache
2 10 (3.39%) Lync
3 4 (1.36%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.68%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (2.03%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.36%) MS Project
3 3 (1.02%) MS Office
3 3 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.68%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.34%) SAP CCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 164 (55.59%) Firewall
2 101 (34.24%) OSPF
3 97 (32.88%) MPLS
4 94 (31.86%) WAN
5 92 (31.19%) BGP
6 88 (29.83%) LAN
7 70 (23.73%) Cisco ASA
8 69 (23.39%) VPN
9 60 (20.34%) VoIP
10 55 (18.64%) Wireless
11 53 (17.97%) Network Security
12 51 (17.29%) Cisco Nexus
13 40 (13.56%) IPsec
14 36 (12.20%) Cisco PIX
15 33 (11.19%) SNMP
15 33 (11.19%) TCP/IP
16 27 (9.15%) DNS
16 27 (9.15%) VLAN
17 25 (8.47%) Cisco IOS
18 24 (8.14%) FWSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.34%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 72 (24.41%) Telecoms
2 38 (12.88%) Finance
3 30 (10.17%) Banking
4 15 (5.08%) Investment Banking
5 6 (2.03%) Retail
6 5 (1.69%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.68%) Publishing
7 2 (0.68%) Local Government
7 2 (0.68%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.34%) French Language
8 1 (0.34%) German Language
8 1 (0.34%) Marketing
8 1 (0.34%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 93 (31.53%) Network Engineer
2 66 (22.37%) Architect
3 59 (20.00%) Consultant
4 48 (16.27%) Design Engineer
5 46 (15.59%) Network Architect
6 43 (14.58%) IP Engineer
7 38 (12.88%) Network Consultant
8 21 (7.12%) Senior Network Engineer
9 20 (6.78%) Security Engineer
10 15 (5.08%) Cisco Engineer
10 15 (5.08%) Network Design Engineer
11 13 (4.41%) Solutions Architect
11 13 (4.41%) Support Engineer
11 13 (4.41%) Voice Engineer
12 11 (3.73%) Network Security Engineer
13 10 (3.39%) Technical Architect
13 10 (3.39%) Cisco Consultant
14 9 (3.05%) Security Consultant
15 8 (2.71%) Senior Design Engineer
16 7 (2.37%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.36%) XMPP
2 1 (0.34%) Web Services
2 1 (0.34%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 10 (3.39%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (1.02%) Hedge funds
2 3 (1.02%) FlexPod
2 3 (1.02%) Thin Client
2 3 (1.02%) SecurID
2 3 (1.02%) Fat Client
3 2 (0.68%) NHS
3 2 (0.68%) AVVID
3 2 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.34%) Data Integration
4 1 (0.34%) Clustering
4 1 (0.34%) e-Health
4 1 (0.34%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.34%) Replication
4 1 (0.34%) SCADA
4 1 (0.34%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 13 (4.41%) Linux
1 13 (4.41%) UNIX
2 12 (4.07%) Windows
3 2 (0.68%) VMS
4 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.34%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (23.39%) Network Design
2 37 (12.54%) Network Management
3 32 (10.85%) Load Balancing
4 31 (10.51%) ITIL
5 29 (9.83%) Network Architecture
6 25 (8.47%) Project Management
7 22 (7.46%) Migration
8 13 (4.41%) Risk Assessment
9 10 (3.39%) Service Delivery
10 9 (3.05%) Change Management
10 9 (3.05%) Validation
10 9 (3.05%) PRINCE2
11 8 (2.71%) WAN Optimisation
11 8 (2.71%) Low Latency
12 7 (2.37%) Change Control
13 5 (1.69%) TOGAF
13 5 (1.69%) Ultra-Low Latency
13 5 (1.69%) Demand Forecasting
13 5 (1.69%) E-Commerce
13 5 (1.69%) eTOM
Programming Languages
1 5 (1.69%) C
1 5 (1.69%) Perl
2 4 (1.36%) Python
3 2 (0.68%) PHP
4 1 (0.34%) SQL
Qualifications
1 295 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 158 (53.56%) CCNP
3 55 (18.64%) CCDP
4 52 (17.63%) CCNA
5 33 (11.19%) CISSP
6 29 (9.83%) CCSP
6 29 (9.83%) Security Cleared
7 21 (7.12%) JNCIE
7 21 (7.12%) Check Point Certification
8 16 (5.42%) SC Cleared
9 15 (5.08%) JNCIP
10 13 (4.41%) CCSE
11 10 (3.39%) CCVP
11 10 (3.39%) CCIP
12 9 (3.05%) CCDA
12 9 (3.05%) Degree
13 8 (2.71%) CCSA
14 7 (2.37%) JNCIA
15 6 (2.03%) JNCIS
15 6 (2.03%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (8.47%) PCI DSS
2 7 (2.37%) SLA
3 2 (0.68%) QA
System Software
1 7 (2.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.36%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.34%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.34%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 24 (8.14%) Cisco CUCM
2 14 (4.75%) FortiGate
3 10 (3.39%) Cisco UCCX
4 7 (2.37%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.34%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (0.34%) Nagios
5 1 (0.34%) Cacti
5 1 (0.34%) CA Spectrum
5 1 (0.34%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 261 (88.47%) Cisco
2 117 (39.66%) Juniper
3 99 (33.56%) CheckPoint
4 47 (15.93%) F5
5 27 (9.15%) Microsoft
6 25 (8.47%) Nokia
7 24 (8.14%) Redback
8 18 (6.10%) Radware
9 14 (4.75%) VMware
10 13 (4.41%) Blue Coat
10 13 (4.41%) Huawei
10 13 (4.41%) Riverbed
11 10 (3.39%) Ericsson
11 10 (3.39%) Citrix
12 8 (2.71%) Remedy
13 7 (2.37%) Fortinet
13 7 (2.37%) Siemens
13 7 (2.37%) SolarWinds
13 7 (2.37%) Aruba
14 6 (2.03%) Brocade
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