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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE)
Rank 382 421 395
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -26
Contract jobs citing CCIE 222 150 167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.41% 0.29% 0.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.00% 1.63% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 89 70
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£400 £403 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% -10.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £305 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 5
Average hourly rate £26.29 £22.50 £44.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.82% -48.86%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.29 - £35.00

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
11109 9220 8729
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.48% 18.01% 17.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 6529 5132 4572
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 539 401 602
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.60 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +55 217 £400 -3.03% 61
London +73 132 £388 -13.88% 27
South East +7 50 £425 +8.97% 11
City of London +24 40 £325 -35.00% 14
Berkshire +20 28 £450 +12.50% 6
Reading +27 12 £450 +12.50% 3
East Midlands +18 11 £425 - 2
Manchester -7 11 £425 +21.42% 1
North West -11 11 £425 +32.81% 2
Hampshire -11 10 £415 -2.35% 3
Milton Keynes -8 6 £425 +3.03% 1
Buckinghamshire -12 6 £425 +3.03% 1
Surrey -1 5 £300 -21.05%
West Midlands -9 5 £388 -3.72% 2
South West -30 5 £444 +7.90% 12
Northamptonshire - 4 £500 - 1
Northampton - 4 £500 - 1
East of England -13 3 £425 +70.00% 2
Scotland -14 3 £375 +7.14% 5
Farnborough - 3 £415 -
Glasgow - 3 £375 - 3
Birmingham - 3 £400 - 1
Hertfordshire +8 2 £425 - 1
Wiltshire -16 2 £550 +10.00% 1
Wales -23 2 £400 -1.53% 1
Woking - 2 £300 -
Bracknell - 2 £300 -
Bristol - 2 £338 - 10
Hounslow - 2 - - 1
East Sussex -4 1 - -

CCIE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 438 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 396 (90.41%) Cisco
3 268 (61.19%) CCNP
4 239 (54.57%) Firewall
5 180 (41.10%) OSPF
6 171 (39.04%) BGP
7 146 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
8 144 (32.88%) WAN
9 134 (30.59%) MPLS
10 133 (30.37%) Juniper
11 132 (30.14%) LAN
12 124 (28.31%) VPN
13 109 (24.89%) CheckPoint
14 95 (21.69%) CCNA
15 93 (21.23%) Telecoms
16 86 (19.63%) Cisco ASA
17 81 (18.49%) TCP/IP
18 76 (17.35%) Network Design
19 75 (17.12%) F5
20 72 (16.44%) Wireless
21 68 (15.53%) Load Balancing
22 65 (14.84%) EIGRP
23 63 (14.38%) Finance
24 60 (13.70%) VoIP
25 59 (13.47%) SNMP
25 59 (13.47%) Network Security
25 59 (13.47%) HSRP
26 56 (12.79%) CCDP
27 50 (11.42%) VRRP
28 49 (11.19%) ITIL

CCIE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 5 (1.14%) Apache
2 4 (0.91%) Tomcat
3 3 (0.68%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.23%) Lync
Applications
1 13 (2.97%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.37%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.91%) MS Office
4 2 (0.46%) MS Project
4 2 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.23%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.23%) SaaS
1 1 (0.23%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 239 (54.57%) Firewall
2 180 (41.10%) OSPF
3 171 (39.04%) BGP
4 146 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
5 144 (32.88%) WAN
6 134 (30.59%) MPLS
7 132 (30.14%) LAN
8 124 (28.31%) VPN
9 86 (19.63%) Cisco ASA
10 81 (18.49%) TCP/IP
11 72 (16.44%) Wireless
12 65 (14.84%) EIGRP
13 60 (13.70%) VoIP
14 59 (13.47%) SNMP
14 59 (13.47%) Network Security
14 59 (13.47%) HSRP
15 50 (11.42%) VRRP
16 42 (9.59%) IPsec
17 40 (9.13%) TACACS
18 38 (8.68%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (0.91%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (1.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 93 (21.23%) Telecoms
2 63 (14.38%) Finance
3 35 (7.99%) Banking
4 14 (3.20%) Investment Banking
5 9 (2.05%) Games
6 6 (1.37%) Retail
7 5 (1.14%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.91%) Local Government
8 4 (0.91%) German Language
9 3 (0.68%) Spanish Language
10 2 (0.46%) Russian Language
10 2 (0.46%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.46%) Publishing
11 1 (0.23%) Law
11 1 (0.23%) Billing
11 1 (0.23%) Swedish Language
11 1 (0.23%) Danish Language
11 1 (0.23%) French Language
Job Titles
1 174 (39.73%) Network Engineer
2 72 (16.44%) Consultant
3 71 (16.21%) Architect
4 42 (9.59%) IP Engineer
5 41 (9.36%) Network Architect
6 38 (8.68%) Design Engineer
7 36 (8.22%) Network Consultant
7 36 (8.22%) Cisco Engineer
8 33 (7.53%) Senior Network Engineer
9 26 (5.94%) Solutions Architect
10 24 (5.48%) Cisco Consultant
11 16 (3.65%) Security Engineer
12 15 (3.42%) Network Security Engineer
12 15 (3.42%) Support Engineer
13 13 (2.97%) Operations Engineer
14 11 (2.51%) Cisco Support Engineer
14 11 (2.51%) Cisco Support
14 11 (2.51%) Network Support
15 10 (2.28%) Cisco Network Engineer
15 10 (2.28%) Cisco Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.68%) CSS
2 1 (0.23%) JSP
2 1 (0.23%) Web Services
2 1 (0.23%) Middleware
2 1 (0.23%) LAMP
2 1 (0.23%) XMPP
2 1 (0.23%) TAPI
Miscellaneous
1 23 (5.25%) FlexPod
2 16 (3.65%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (2.05%) Management Information System
4 8 (1.83%) Video Conferencing
5 7 (1.60%) Computer Science
5 7 (1.60%) Online Games
5 7 (1.60%) Open Source
6 5 (1.14%) AVVID
7 4 (0.91%) IVR
7 4 (0.91%) PKI
7 4 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.68%) SecurID
8 3 (0.68%) Visualisation
8 3 (0.68%) Hedge funds
9 2 (0.46%) e-Health
10 1 (0.23%) Handset
10 1 (0.23%) PMI
10 1 (0.23%) Statistics
10 1 (0.23%) Social Media
10 1 (0.23%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 40 (9.13%) UNIX
2 25 (5.71%) Linux
3 11 (2.51%) Windows
4 4 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.46%) Solaris
7 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.23%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.23%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (17.35%) Network Design
2 68 (15.53%) Load Balancing
3 49 (11.19%) ITIL
4 41 (9.36%) Network Management
5 31 (7.08%) Migration
6 28 (6.39%) Network Architecture
7 24 (5.48%) Low Latency
7 24 (5.48%) Project Management
8 23 (5.25%) Change Control
9 21 (4.79%) Service Delivery
10 17 (3.88%) Change Management
10 17 (3.88%) E-Commerce
11 12 (2.74%) Stakeholder Management
11 12 (2.74%) Validation
12 11 (2.51%) Mentoring
12 11 (2.51%) Technical Architecture
13 10 (2.28%) Requirements Analysis
14 9 (2.05%) Enterprise Architecture
14 9 (2.05%) Performance Management
15 8 (1.83%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (4.79%) Perl
2 7 (1.60%) R
3 6 (1.37%) Python
4 4 (0.91%) SQL
Qualifications
1 438 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 268 (61.19%) CCNP
3 95 (21.69%) CCNA
4 56 (12.79%) CCDP
5 44 (10.05%) Security Cleared
6 36 (8.22%) SC Cleared
7 34 (7.76%) CISSP
8 29 (6.62%) Degree
8 29 (6.62%) CCIP
9 26 (5.94%) CCSP
10 14 (3.20%) CCDA
11 13 (2.97%) JNCIP
11 13 (2.97%) CCSE
11 13 (2.97%) JNCIA
12 10 (2.28%) CCSA
13 9 (2.05%) Check Point Certification
14 8 (1.83%) JNCIE
14 8 (1.83%) CCDE
15 6 (1.37%) DV Cleared
16 5 (1.14%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.79%) SLA
2 12 (2.74%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.46%) QA
System Software
1 17 (3.88%) ProxySG
1 17 (3.88%) VMware ESXi
2 16 (3.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.91%) Hyper-V
3 4 (0.91%) Snort
3 4 (0.91%) Nmap
3 4 (0.91%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.23%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.23%) KVM
4 1 (0.23%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 19 (4.34%) OpenNMS
1 19 (4.34%) RANCID
2 15 (3.42%) Cisco CUCM
3 12 (2.74%) Cisco UCCE
4 9 (2.05%) Cisco Prime
5 6 (1.37%) Cisco UCCX
6 5 (1.14%) FortiGate
7 4 (0.91%) CA Spectrum
7 4 (0.91%) Puppet
7 4 (0.91%) CiscoWorks
7 4 (0.91%) Nessus
8 2 (0.46%) SolarWinds Orion
8 2 (0.46%) SCCM
8 2 (0.46%) SCOM
9 1 (0.23%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.23%) Tivoli NetView
9 1 (0.23%) Cisco IPCC
9 1 (0.23%) Cisco LMS
9 1 (0.23%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 396 (90.41%) Cisco
2 133 (30.37%) Juniper
3 109 (24.89%) CheckPoint
4 75 (17.12%) F5
5 40 (9.13%) Blue Coat
6 39 (8.90%) VMware
7 30 (6.85%) HP
8 28 (6.39%) Nortel
9 22 (5.02%) Citrix
9 22 (5.02%) Nokia
9 22 (5.02%) Fortinet
10 18 (4.11%) Riverbed
11 16 (3.65%) SolarWinds
12 15 (3.42%) Redback
12 15 (3.42%) BT
13 14 (3.20%) Radware
14 12 (2.74%) Microsoft
15 11 (2.51%) Verint
16 10 (2.28%) EMC
17 9 (2.05%) Huawei
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