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 4 September 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE)
Rank 435 407 416
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +9
Contract jobs citing CCIE 203 207 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.35% 0.37% 0.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.84% 1.97% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 113 101
Average daily rate
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£425 £438 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +19.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £303 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.17% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 2
Average hourly rate £28.66 £45.00 £41.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.32% +9.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 £41.25
% change year-on-year
- +9.09%

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
11059 10517 9039
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.92% 18.83% 17.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 6665 5953 4982
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 529 450 469
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.11
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -0.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.17 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 2015. 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 -27 179 £450 +2.85% 59
London +14 87 £455 +1.11% 16
South East -64 32 £425 +3.03% 15
City of London +13 27 £450 -5.26% 5
South West +9 27 £475 +5.55% 4
Wiltshire - 26 £475 - 2
Berkshire -30 19 £395 -7.05% 5
Swindon - 15 £475 - 2
Reading -4 14 £445 +4.70% 4
East of England +6 7 £350 - 4
West Midlands +12 6 £485 +14.11% 5
North West -38 6 £438 - 5
Yorkshire - 6 £400 - 9
Scotland - 6 - - 5
Hampshire -4 5 - - 6
South Wales -8 5 £363 - 1
Buckinghamshire -9 5 £425 +21.42%
Wales -16 5 £363 - 1
Cardiff - 5 £363 - 1
Edinburgh - 5 - - 2
North East - 4 - -
Durham - 4 - -
Milton Keynes -7 3 £425 +21.42%
East Midlands -18 3 - - 1
Worcestershire - 3 £485 -
Slough - 3 £338 -
Basingstoke - 3 - -
West Sussex - 3 £450 -
Malvern - 3 £485 -
Crawley - 3 £450 -

CCIE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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.

1 391 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 313 (80.05%) Cisco
3 256 (65.47%) CCNP
4 196 (50.13%) Firewall
5 150 (38.36%) WAN
6 147 (37.60%) BGP
7 144 (36.83%) LAN
8 141 (36.06%) OSPF
8 141 (36.06%) Juniper
9 124 (31.71%) Data Centre
10 119 (30.43%) MPLS
11 102 (26.09%) CheckPoint
12 94 (24.04%) Network Security
13 89 (22.76%) EIGRP
14 88 (22.51%) Cisco Nexus
15 85 (21.74%) VPN
16 84 (21.48%) F5
17 77 (19.69%) Network Design
18 76 (19.44%) CCNA
19 75 (19.18%) TCP/IP
20 70 (17.90%) Wireless
21 69 (17.65%) Finance
21 69 (17.65%) Cisco ASA
22 63 (16.11%) DNS
23 60 (15.35%) DHCP
24 52 (13.30%) IPsec
25 47 (12.02%) Telecoms
25 47 (12.02%) Load Balancing
26 46 (11.76%) Multicast
27 45 (11.51%) Degree

CCIE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 6 (1.53%) Lync
2 4 (1.02%) OpenStack
3 2 (0.51%) CloudStack
3 2 (0.51%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.26%) IIS
4 1 (0.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (2.30%) MS Visio
2 7 (1.79%) MS Office
3 6 (1.53%) MS Excel
3 6 (1.53%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.53%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (1.53%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.02%) SaaS
2 4 (1.02%) PaaS
3 2 (0.51%) Office 365
3 2 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.26%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 196 (50.13%) Firewall
2 150 (38.36%) WAN
3 147 (37.60%) BGP
4 144 (36.83%) LAN
5 141 (36.06%) OSPF
6 119 (30.43%) MPLS
7 94 (24.04%) Network Security
8 89 (22.76%) EIGRP
9 88 (22.51%) Cisco Nexus
10 85 (21.74%) VPN
11 75 (19.18%) TCP/IP
12 70 (17.90%) Wireless
13 69 (17.65%) Cisco ASA
14 63 (16.11%) DNS
15 60 (15.35%) DHCP
16 52 (13.30%) IPsec
17 46 (11.76%) Multicast
18 43 (11.00%) VLAN
19 42 (10.74%) Cisco IOS
20 39 (9.97%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.51%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (2.05%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.51%) Gerrit
2 2 (0.51%) Jenkins
General
1 69 (17.65%) Finance
2 47 (12.02%) Telecoms
3 25 (6.39%) Banking
4 11 (2.81%) Investment Banking
5 7 (1.79%) Retail
6 4 (1.02%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.02%) Legal
7 3 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (0.77%) Games
7 3 (0.77%) Local Government
8 2 (0.51%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.26%) Publishing
9 1 (0.26%) Law
9 1 (0.26%) Back Office
9 1 (0.26%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.26%) French Language
9 1 (0.26%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 160 (40.92%) Network Engineer
2 75 (19.18%) Architect
3 54 (13.81%) Network Architect
4 44 (11.25%) Consultant
5 33 (8.44%) Senior Network Engineer
6 31 (7.93%) Design Engineer
7 29 (7.42%) Network Consultant
8 26 (6.65%) Cisco Engineer
8 26 (6.65%) Security Engineer
9 24 (6.14%) Network Security Engineer
10 21 (5.37%) Network Design Engineer
11 18 (4.60%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 16 (4.09%) Network Specialist
13 11 (2.81%) Implementation Engineer
13 11 (2.81%) Technical Architect
13 11 (2.81%) Unified Communications Specialist
14 10 (2.56%) Senior Consultant
15 9 (2.30%) Analyst
15 9 (2.30%) Cisco Specialist
16 8 (2.05%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (6.39%) 802.1X
2 5 (1.28%) XMPP
3 3 (0.77%) Web Services
4 2 (0.51%) Middleware
4 2 (0.51%) REST
4 2 (0.51%) CSS
5 1 (0.26%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 124 (31.71%) Data Centre
2 27 (6.91%) Computer Science
3 13 (3.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 7 (1.79%) BYOD
4 7 (1.79%) PKI
5 6 (1.53%) Mathematics
5 6 (1.53%) Physics
6 5 (1.28%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.02%) Clustering
7 4 (1.02%) IVR
7 4 (1.02%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.77%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (0.51%) Eurex
9 2 (0.51%) EMC VNX
9 2 (0.51%) NHS
9 2 (0.51%) SCADA
9 2 (0.51%) Life Science
10 1 (0.26%) CMDB
10 1 (0.26%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 39 (9.97%) Windows
2 26 (6.65%) UNIX
3 18 (4.60%) Linux
4 9 (2.30%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (2.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (1.53%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.51%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.51%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.51%) Solaris
9 1 (0.26%) HPUX
9 1 (0.26%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (19.69%) Network Design
2 47 (12.02%) Load Balancing
3 40 (10.23%) Migration
3 40 (10.23%) ITIL
4 28 (7.16%) Network Architecture
5 25 (6.39%) Network Management
6 24 (6.14%) Service Delivery
7 22 (5.63%) Project Management
8 17 (4.35%) Network Monitoring
9 16 (4.09%) Enterprise Architecture
9 16 (4.09%) Kalman Filter
10 14 (3.58%) Stakeholder Management
10 14 (3.58%) Low Latency
11 13 (3.32%) Problem Management
12 11 (2.81%) Capacity Planning
13 10 (2.56%) Change Management
14 9 (2.30%) Validation
14 9 (2.30%) CRM
14 9 (2.30%) Load Testing
15 8 (2.05%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 13 (3.32%) Python
2 12 (3.07%) SQL
3 5 (1.28%) Perl
3 5 (1.28%) Ruby
4 3 (0.77%) JavaScript
4 3 (0.77%) C
4 3 (0.77%) VBScript
4 3 (0.77%) VB
4 3 (0.77%) Tcl
5 2 (0.51%) Shell Script
5 2 (0.51%) Go
6 1 (0.26%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.26%) Java
Qualifications
1 391 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 256 (65.47%) CCNP
3 76 (19.44%) CCNA
4 45 (11.51%) Degree
5 40 (10.23%) CCDP
6 32 (8.18%) Security Cleared
7 28 (7.16%) CCIP
7 28 (7.16%) CCSA
8 26 (6.65%) CISSP
9 25 (6.39%) CCVP
10 23 (5.88%) CCDA
11 22 (5.63%) SC Cleared
12 21 (5.37%) CCSE
12 21 (5.37%) JNCIP
13 18 (4.60%) JNCIE
14 10 (2.56%) CCSP
15 9 (2.30%) DV Cleared
16 6 (1.53%) HP MASE
16 6 (1.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 6 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (5.63%) SLA
2 10 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (2.05%) QA
4 6 (1.53%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.26%) JSP 440
System Software
1 19 (4.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (2.81%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.53%) VMware ESX
3 6 (1.53%) XenApp
4 4 (1.02%) MetaFrame
4 4 (1.02%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 3 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.77%) vSphere
6 2 (0.51%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (0.51%) ProxySG
6 2 (0.51%) vCloud
6 2 (0.51%) Docker
6 2 (0.51%) NFS
Systems Management
1 24 (6.14%) Cisco CUCM
2 12 (3.07%) Cisco UCCX
3 11 (2.81%) FortiGate
4 8 (2.05%) Cisco UCCE
4 8 (2.05%) Cisco IPCC
5 5 (1.28%) CiscoWorks
6 3 (0.77%) CA Spectrum
7 2 (0.51%) HAProxy
7 2 (0.51%) Ansible
7 2 (0.51%) Vagrant
7 2 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.51%) Puppet
7 2 (0.51%) SolarWinds Orion
7 2 (0.51%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.26%) Nagios
8 1 (0.26%) HP NNM
8 1 (0.26%) Cacti
8 1 (0.26%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (0.26%) Cisco LMS
8 1 (0.26%) Opsview
Vendors
1 313 (80.05%) Cisco
2 141 (36.06%) Juniper
3 102 (26.09%) CheckPoint
4 84 (21.48%) F5
5 30 (7.67%) Blue Coat
6 27 (6.91%) VMware
7 23 (5.88%) Citrix
7 23 (5.88%) Fortinet
8 22 (5.63%) HP
9 20 (5.12%) Aruba
10 19 (4.86%) Microsoft
11 18 (4.60%) IronPort
12 17 (4.35%) Riverbed
13 14 (3.58%) SolarWinds
14 10 (2.56%) Tufin
14 10 (2.56%) Radware
15 9 (2.30%) Akamai
16 8 (2.05%) BT
16 8 (2.05%) McAfee
16 8 (2.05%) Nokia
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