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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE)
Rank 380 441 404
Rank change year-on-year
+61 -37
Contract jobs citing CCIE 205 116 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.40% 0.24% 0.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.01% 1.28% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 68 54
Average daily rate
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£400 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £345 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £410 £400
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
Average hourly rate £26.29 £23.25 £44.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.05% -47.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.29 - £12.50

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
10222 9072 7897
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.15% 18.62% 17.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 5961 4943 4163
Average daily rate £396 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.60% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £356 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 476 428 558
Average hourly rate £19.45 £18.70 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.01% -18.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £40.00 £44.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -23.91%

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 January 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 23 January 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 +72 194 £400 -11.11% 62
London +69 122 £394 -12.50% 31
City of London +51 48 £325 -36.58% 14
South East +7 42 £425 +8.28% 16
Berkshire +18 22 £450 +9.75% 7
North West +3 18 £375 - 1
Manchester +4 14 - - 1
Scotland -11 8 £375 +7.14% 3
Reading - 8 £450 - 1
Milton Keynes 0 7 £425 -
Buckinghamshire -5 7 £425 -
Hampshire -15 7 £415 +10.66% 6
Surrey - 6 £263 -
Glasgow - 6 £375 - 2
East Midlands +12 4 £444 - 1
Cheshire +8 4 £375 -6.25%
Chester - 4 £375 -
West Midlands +1 3 - - 1
Yorkshire -10 3 £405 - 1
South West -19 3 £338 -32.50% 10
Northamptonshire - 3 £463 -
Northampton - 3 £463 -
West Yorkshire -2 2 £500 - 1
Edinburgh -12 2 - -
Wales -13 2 £400 - 1
Farnborough - 2 £415 - 2
Birmingham - 2 - -
East of England +8 1 - - 1
Bracknell +4 1 £300 - 1
Wiltshire -10 1 - -

CCIE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 444 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 393 (88.51%) Cisco
3 286 (64.41%) CCNP
4 238 (53.60%) Firewall
5 178 (40.09%) OSPF
6 169 (38.06%) BGP
7 143 (32.21%) Cisco Nexus
8 139 (31.31%) WAN
9 137 (30.86%) MPLS
10 136 (30.63%) Juniper
11 128 (28.83%) LAN
12 124 (27.93%) VPN
13 101 (22.75%) CheckPoint
14 96 (21.62%) CCNA
15 86 (19.37%) Telecoms
16 81 (18.24%) Cisco ASA
17 80 (18.02%) Finance
18 78 (17.57%) TCP/IP
19 77 (17.34%) F5
20 70 (15.77%) EIGRP
20 70 (15.77%) Wireless
21 68 (15.32%) Network Design
22 65 (14.64%) Load Balancing
23 62 (13.96%) HSRP
24 61 (13.74%) Network Security
25 56 (12.61%) VoIP
26 54 (12.16%) SNMP
27 53 (11.94%) VRRP
28 47 (10.59%) Security Cleared
29 46 (10.36%) ITIL

CCIE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 (1.35%) Tomcat
2 5 (1.13%) Apache
3 2 (0.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (2.93%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.58%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.68%) MS Project
3 3 (0.68%) MS Office
4 1 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.23%) SaaS
1 1 (0.23%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 238 (53.60%) Firewall
2 178 (40.09%) OSPF
3 169 (38.06%) BGP
4 143 (32.21%) Cisco Nexus
5 139 (31.31%) WAN
6 137 (30.86%) MPLS
7 128 (28.83%) LAN
8 124 (27.93%) VPN
9 81 (18.24%) Cisco ASA
10 78 (17.57%) TCP/IP
11 70 (15.77%) EIGRP
11 70 (15.77%) Wireless
12 62 (13.96%) HSRP
13 61 (13.74%) Network Security
14 56 (12.61%) VoIP
15 54 (12.16%) SNMP
16 53 (11.94%) VRRP
17 42 (9.46%) Cisco IOS
18 39 (8.78%) TACACS
18 39 (8.78%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.35%) MySQL
2 1 (0.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (1.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 86 (19.37%) Telecoms
2 80 (18.02%) Finance
3 44 (9.91%) Banking
4 19 (4.28%) Investment Banking
5 16 (3.60%) Games
6 6 (1.35%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.13%) Retail
8 4 (0.90%) German Language
8 4 (0.90%) Local Government
9 3 (0.68%) Spanish Language
10 2 (0.45%) Russian Language
10 2 (0.45%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.23%) Law
11 1 (0.23%) Danish Language
11 1 (0.23%) French Language
11 1 (0.23%) Billing
11 1 (0.23%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 183 (41.22%) Network Engineer
2 72 (16.22%) Architect
3 64 (14.41%) Consultant
4 40 (9.01%) Network Architect
5 39 (8.78%) Senior Network Engineer
5 39 (8.78%) IP Engineer
6 36 (8.11%) Cisco Engineer
7 32 (7.21%) Network Consultant
8 29 (6.53%) Design Engineer
9 27 (6.08%) Solutions Architect
10 22 (4.95%) Cisco Consultant
11 18 (4.05%) Operations Engineer
12 16 (3.60%) Network Security Engineer
12 16 (3.60%) Security Engineer
13 15 (3.38%) Support Engineer
14 14 (3.15%) Network Support
15 13 (2.93%) Implementation Engineer
16 11 (2.48%) Cisco Support
16 11 (2.48%) Cisco Support Engineer
17 10 (2.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.68%) CSS
2 1 (0.23%) JSP
2 1 (0.23%) Middleware
2 1 (0.23%) LAMP
2 1 (0.23%) TAPI
Miscellaneous
1 23 (5.18%) FlexPod
2 19 (4.28%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (2.03%) Management Information System
4 8 (1.80%) Online Games
5 7 (1.58%) Video Conferencing
5 7 (1.58%) Open Source
5 7 (1.58%) Computer Science
6 4 (0.90%) CMDB
6 4 (0.90%) PKI
6 4 (0.90%) AVVID
6 4 (0.90%) IVR
6 4 (0.90%) Hedge funds
7 3 (0.68%) Visualisation
8 2 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.45%) SecurID
9 1 (0.23%) PMI
9 1 (0.23%) e-Health
9 1 (0.23%) Clustering
9 1 (0.23%) Handset
9 1 (0.23%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 45 (10.14%) UNIX
2 31 (6.98%) Linux
3 14 (3.15%) Windows
4 6 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.45%) Solaris
7 1 (0.23%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.23%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.23%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (15.32%) Network Design
2 65 (14.64%) Load Balancing
3 46 (10.36%) ITIL
4 44 (9.91%) Network Management
5 38 (8.56%) Low Latency
6 34 (7.66%) Migration
7 25 (5.63%) Network Architecture
8 20 (4.50%) Change Control
8 20 (4.50%) Service Delivery
8 20 (4.50%) Project Management
9 19 (4.28%) Change Management
10 17 (3.83%) E-Commerce
10 17 (3.83%) Stakeholder Management
11 12 (2.70%) Validation
12 11 (2.48%) Technical Architecture
13 10 (2.25%) Requirements Analysis
13 10 (2.25%) Root Cause Analysis
13 10 (2.25%) Network Monitoring
13 10 (2.25%) Mentoring
14 9 (2.03%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 21 (4.73%) Perl
2 7 (1.58%) R
3 5 (1.13%) SQL
3 5 (1.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 444 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 286 (64.41%) CCNP
3 96 (21.62%) CCNA
4 47 (10.59%) Security Cleared
5 45 (10.14%) CCDP
6 38 (8.56%) SC Cleared
7 33 (7.43%) CISSP
7 33 (7.43%) CCIP
8 31 (6.98%) Degree
9 20 (4.50%) CCSP
10 14 (3.15%) CCDA
10 14 (3.15%) JNCIA
10 14 (3.15%) JNCIP
11 13 (2.93%) CCSE
12 10 (2.25%) CCSA
13 9 (2.03%) CCDE
14 7 (1.58%) CCVP
15 6 (1.35%) DV Cleared
15 6 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
15 6 (1.35%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.73%) SLA
2 5 (1.13%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 18 (4.05%) ProxySG
2 16 (3.60%) VMware ESXi
3 14 (3.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.13%) Active Directory
5 4 (0.90%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.90%) Snort
5 4 (0.90%) Nmap
6 1 (0.23%) XenApp
6 1 (0.23%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.23%) KVM
Systems Management
1 19 (4.28%) OpenNMS
1 19 (4.28%) RANCID
2 15 (3.38%) Cisco CUCM
3 11 (2.48%) Cisco UCCE
3 11 (2.48%) Cisco Prime
4 6 (1.35%) Puppet
4 6 (1.35%) Cisco UCCX
5 4 (0.90%) FortiGate
5 4 (0.90%) Nessus
5 4 (0.90%) HP NNM
6 3 (0.68%) CiscoWorks
6 3 (0.68%) CA Spectrum
7 2 (0.45%) SolarWinds Orion
7 2 (0.45%) SCCM
7 2 (0.45%) SCOM
8 1 (0.23%) Tivoli NetView
8 1 (0.23%) Cisco IPCC
8 1 (0.23%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.23%) Cisco LMS
8 1 (0.23%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 393 (88.51%) Cisco
2 136 (30.63%) Juniper
3 101 (22.75%) CheckPoint
4 77 (17.34%) F5
5 46 (10.36%) VMware
6 44 (9.91%) Blue Coat
7 38 (8.56%) HP
8 28 (6.31%) Nortel
8 28 (6.31%) Citrix
9 25 (5.63%) Fortinet
10 19 (4.28%) Nokia
11 18 (4.05%) BT
12 17 (3.83%) SolarWinds
13 16 (3.60%) Riverbed
14 12 (2.70%) Microsoft
15 11 (2.48%) Radware
15 11 (2.48%) Redback
15 11 (2.48%) Verint
16 10 (2.25%) EMC
17 9 (2.03%) Brocade
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