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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE)
Rank 440 405 331
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -74
Contract jobs citing CCIE 158 146 281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.30% 0.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.44% 1.66% 2.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 62 125
Average daily rate £400 £370 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -12.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £303 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £480 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £350 £385
% change year-on-year
+17.85% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 6
Average hourly rate £112.50 £52.50 £41.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+114.28% +25.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.50 £40.50 £32.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £166.50 £52.50 £45.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £112.50 £52.50 £43.50
% change year-on-year
+114.28% +20.68%
Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10937 8810 10503
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.45% 18.17% 17.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 6204 4687 5415
Average daily rate £375 £370 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% -5.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £538 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £353
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -2.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 550 474 578
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.50 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.36% +10.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £51.50 £45.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £23.25 £24.75
% change year-on-year
-13.97% -6.06%

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 23 April 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CCIE within the UK over the 3 months to 23 April 2014.

CCIE Hourly Rate Histogram 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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -29 148 £400 +9.58% 48
London -7 79 £400 +3.22% 16
South East -1 45 £425 +23.18% 14
Berkshire +3 24 £413 +17.85% 2
City of London -16 16 £388 -3.12% 6
Reading +8 15 £375 +10.29% 1
Surrey -2 9 £453 +6.47% 3
West Midlands -16 8 £450 +38.46% 3
Hampshire +2 6 £380 - 4
North West -20 5 - - 4
Manchester - 5 - - 1
East of England -40 4 £400 - 1
West Sussex - 4 £500 -
Crawley - 4 £500 -
Colchester 0 2 £400 -2.96%
Birmingham -7 2 £475 +46.15% 3
Warwickshire -7 2 £385 -
Essex -14 2 £400 -2.96%
Yorkshire -25 2 - - 7
Basingstoke - 2 £380 - 4
East Midlands - 2 £433 -
Middlesex - 2 £463 - 1
Guildford - 2 - -
Canary Wharf +24 1 £403 -
Bracknell 0 1 - -
Newbury -2 1 - -
Hertfordshire -12 1 £375 -6.25%
Scotland -13 1 - - 2
South West -15 1 - - 2
Wales - 1 £338 -

CCIE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 April 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.

1 275 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 247 (89.82%) Cisco
3 141 (51.27%) Firewall
4 134 (48.73%) CCNP
5 102 (37.09%) WAN
6 87 (31.64%) LAN
7 85 (30.91%) CheckPoint
8 84 (30.55%) BGP
9 82 (29.82%) Juniper
10 78 (28.36%) OSPF
11 77 (28.00%) MPLS
12 75 (27.27%) Cisco ASA
13 72 (26.18%) Wireless
14 71 (25.82%) VPN
15 61 (22.18%) VoIP
15 61 (22.18%) Cisco Nexus
16 58 (21.09%) Telecoms
17 53 (19.27%) Network Design
18 51 (18.55%) Network Security
19 46 (16.73%) F5
20 44 (16.00%) TCP/IP
20 44 (16.00%) CCNA
21 40 (14.55%) EIGRP
21 40 (14.55%) CCDP
22 36 (13.09%) DNS
23 33 (12.00%) Cisco IOS
24 31 (11.27%) Finance
24 31 (11.27%) Banking
25 29 (10.55%) VLAN
26 28 (10.18%) Cisco PIX

CCIE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 11 (4.00%) Apache
2 9 (3.27%) Lync
3 4 (1.45%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (1.09%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.36%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (0.36%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (1.09%) MS Visio
1 3 (1.09%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.36%) AutoCAD
2 1 (0.36%) MS Project
2 1 (0.36%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.36%) SAP CCM
Communications & Networking
1 141 (51.27%) Firewall
2 102 (37.09%) WAN
3 87 (31.64%) LAN
4 84 (30.55%) BGP
5 78 (28.36%) OSPF
6 77 (28.00%) MPLS
7 75 (27.27%) Cisco ASA
8 72 (26.18%) Wireless
9 71 (25.82%) VPN
10 61 (22.18%) VoIP
10 61 (22.18%) Cisco Nexus
11 51 (18.55%) Network Security
12 44 (16.00%) TCP/IP
13 40 (14.55%) EIGRP
14 36 (13.09%) DNS
15 33 (12.00%) Cisco IOS
16 29 (10.55%) VLAN
17 28 (10.18%) Cisco PIX
17 28 (10.18%) IPsec
18 24 (8.73%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.09%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.73%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (0.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 58 (21.09%) Telecoms
2 31 (11.27%) Finance
2 31 (11.27%) Banking
3 12 (4.36%) Investment Banking
4 4 (1.45%) Retail
4 4 (1.45%) Games
5 3 (1.09%) German Language
6 2 (0.73%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.73%) Dutch Language
6 2 (0.73%) Turkish Language
6 2 (0.73%) Marketing
7 1 (0.36%) French Language
7 1 (0.36%) Romanian Language
7 1 (0.36%) Advertising
7 1 (0.36%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 92 (33.45%) Network Engineer
2 72 (26.18%) Architect
3 58 (21.09%) Network Architect
4 46 (16.73%) Consultant
5 29 (10.55%) Network Consultant
6 27 (9.82%) Cisco Engineer
7 22 (8.00%) Senior Network Engineer
8 21 (7.64%) Design Engineer
8 21 (7.64%) Security Engineer
9 20 (7.27%) IP Engineer
10 18 (6.55%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 15 (5.45%) Voice Engineer
12 12 (4.36%) Network Specialist
13 11 (4.00%) Support Engineer
14 10 (3.64%) Network Security Engineer
14 10 (3.64%) Network Support
14 10 (3.64%) Network Design Engineer
14 10 (3.64%) Voice Network Engineer
15 8 (2.91%) Technical Architect
15 8 (2.91%) Data Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.45%) XMPP
2 1 (0.36%) OCX
2 1 (0.36%) HTML
2 1 (0.36%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (3.64%) NHS
2 8 (2.91%) Video Conferencing
3 7 (2.55%) PKI
4 4 (1.45%) Thin Client
4 4 (1.45%) Fat Client
5 3 (1.09%) FlexPod
6 2 (0.73%) Handset
6 2 (0.73%) Firmware
6 2 (0.73%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.73%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.36%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.36%) Web 2.0
7 1 (0.36%) Clustering
7 1 (0.36%) Replication
7 1 (0.36%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 26 (9.45%) Linux
2 25 (9.09%) Windows
3 15 (5.45%) UNIX
4 5 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.73%) VMS
6 2 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.73%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.36%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (19.27%) Network Design
2 24 (8.73%) Network Management
2 24 (8.73%) ITIL
3 23 (8.36%) Project Management
3 23 (8.36%) Network Architecture
4 18 (6.55%) Load Balancing
5 16 (5.82%) Migration
6 15 (5.45%) Change Management
7 10 (3.64%) Service Delivery
8 9 (3.27%) PRINCE2
9 8 (2.91%) E-Commerce
9 8 (2.91%) WAN Optimisation
10 7 (2.55%) Capacity Planning
11 4 (1.45%) Penetration Testing
11 4 (1.45%) Asset Management
11 4 (1.45%) Service Management
11 4 (1.45%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (1.45%) Validation
11 4 (1.45%) Network Monitoring
11 4 (1.45%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (2.91%) Perl
2 6 (2.18%) C
3 3 (1.09%) SQL
4 2 (0.73%) PHP
4 2 (0.73%) Python
Qualifications
1 275 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 134 (48.73%) CCNP
3 44 (16.00%) CCNA
4 40 (14.55%) CCDP
5 23 (8.36%) JNCIE
6 20 (7.27%) Security Cleared
7 19 (6.91%) CISSP
8 18 (6.55%) Degree
9 17 (6.18%) CCSP
10 15 (5.45%) CCVP
11 12 (4.36%) JNCIP
11 12 (4.36%) CCSE
12 9 (3.27%) CCIP
12 9 (3.27%) CCSA
13 8 (2.91%) MCSE
13 8 (2.91%) CCDA
13 8 (2.91%) Microsoft Certification
13 8 (2.91%) Check Point Certification
14 7 (2.55%) SC Cleared
15 6 (2.18%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.45%) PCI DSS
2 7 (2.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (2.55%) SLA
3 4 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 1 (0.36%) QA
4 1 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (2.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.45%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.73%) XenDesktop
3 2 (0.73%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.36%) vSphere
4 1 (0.36%) XenApp
4 1 (0.36%) NFS
Systems Management
1 25 (9.09%) Cisco CUCM
2 16 (5.82%) Cisco UCCX
3 9 (3.27%) Cisco UCCE
4 7 (2.55%) FortiGate
5 2 (0.73%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.36%) Cacti
6 1 (0.36%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.36%) Nagios
6 1 (0.36%) CiscoWorks
6 1 (0.36%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.36%) Nessus
Vendors
1 247 (89.82%) Cisco
2 85 (30.91%) CheckPoint
3 82 (29.82%) Juniper
4 46 (16.73%) F5
5 27 (9.82%) Microsoft
6 19 (6.91%) Riverbed
6 19 (6.91%) VMware
7 11 (4.00%) Nokia
8 10 (3.64%) Citrix
9 9 (3.27%) Siemens
10 8 (2.91%) Blue Coat
10 8 (2.91%) Remedy
10 8 (2.91%) Aruba
11 7 (2.55%) Ericsson
11 7 (2.55%) Redback
12 6 (2.18%) Brocade
13 5 (1.82%) Polycom
13 5 (1.82%) AlgoSec
13 5 (1.82%) Nortel
13 5 (1.82%) Oracle
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