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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE)
Rank 444 388 443
Rank change year-on-year
-56 +55
Contract jobs citing CCIE 179 210 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.35% 0.41% 0.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.67% 2.03% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 121 71
Average daily rate £475 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £313 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £375 £410
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -8.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £112.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £112.50

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
10721 10370 9716
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.15% 20.27% 19.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 6618 5988 5227
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £569 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 465 491 446
Average hourly rate £37.50 £21.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.57% +10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £47.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+77.77% +28.57%

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -31 162 £475 +18.75% 74
London -47 72 £550 +37.50% 22
South East +18 54 £451 +7.44% 23
Hampshire +30 24 £488 +17.46% 5
Berkshire +7 21 £443 -1.66% 9
North West -20 11 £481 +28.33% 3
Reading 0 10 £450 -3.74% 4
Yorkshire -8 9 £360 +13.38% 6
West Yorkshire -6 7 £320 -1.53% 6
City of London +4 6 £394 +21.15% 2
Surrey -5 6 £550 +144.44% 4
Scotland -5 6 £330 -12.00% 3
Leeds -6 6 £320 +2.40% 5
Manchester -23 6 £475 -
Southampton +17 5 £488 +30.00% 4
South West 0 5 £375 +11.11% 5
East of England - 5 £413 - 10
Winchester - 5 £288 -
Hook +12 4 £458 -
Slough +11 3 £350 +1.44% 1
Buckinghamshire +10 3 - - 3
Bracknell +3 3 £475 +58.33% 2
Maidenhead 0 3 - -
Edinburgh -7 3 - -
Cheshire -8 3 £488 +30.00% 2
Belfast - 3 - -
Cambridge - 3 £413 - 2
Warrington - 3 £488 - 1
Basingstoke - 3 £445 - 1
Havant - 3 - -

CCIE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

1 400 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 326 (81.50%) Cisco
3 266 (66.50%) CCNP
4 221 (55.25%) Firewall
5 146 (36.50%) WAN
6 130 (32.50%) LAN
6 130 (32.50%) Data Centre
7 117 (29.25%) Juniper
8 116 (29.00%) MPLS
9 113 (28.25%) BGP
10 106 (26.50%) Cisco ASA
11 99 (24.75%) OSPF
12 88 (22.00%) CheckPoint
13 87 (21.75%) VPN
13 87 (21.75%) Network Design
14 85 (21.25%) Finance
14 85 (21.25%) Network Security
15 76 (19.00%) CCNA
16 74 (18.50%) F5
17 73 (18.25%) Cisco Nexus
18 69 (17.25%) Wireless
18 69 (17.25%) EIGRP
19 63 (15.75%) ITIL
20 59 (14.75%) TCP/IP
21 56 (14.00%) DNS
22 53 (13.25%) DHCP
23 51 (12.75%) Migration
24 48 (12.00%) Telecoms
24 48 (12.00%) Internet
25 44 (11.00%) IPsec

CCIE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 10 (2.50%) Skype for Business
2 1 (0.25%) IIS
2 1 (0.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (1.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.50%) MS Office
2 2 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (0.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.25%) SaaS
2 3 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.25%) IaaS
3 1 (0.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 221 (55.25%) Firewall
2 146 (36.50%) WAN
3 130 (32.50%) LAN
4 116 (29.00%) MPLS
5 113 (28.25%) BGP
6 106 (26.50%) Cisco ASA
7 99 (24.75%) OSPF
8 87 (21.75%) VPN
9 85 (21.25%) Network Security
10 73 (18.25%) Cisco Nexus
11 69 (17.25%) EIGRP
11 69 (17.25%) Wireless
12 59 (14.75%) TCP/IP
13 56 (14.00%) DNS
14 53 (13.25%) DHCP
15 48 (12.00%) Internet
16 44 (11.00%) IPsec
17 41 (10.25%) SSL
18 35 (8.75%) Multicast
19 32 (8.00%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.25%) Informix
1 1 (0.25%) MongoDB
1 1 (0.25%) MySQL
1 1 (0.25%) NoSQL
1 1 (0.25%) RDBMS
1 1 (0.25%) Redis
1 1 (0.25%) Relational Database
1 1 (0.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (0.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.25%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.25%) Hudson
2 1 (0.25%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.25%) JIRA
2 1 (0.25%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.25%) Subversion
General
1 85 (21.25%) Finance
2 48 (12.00%) Telecoms
3 18 (4.50%) Retail
4 10 (2.50%) Banking
5 6 (1.50%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.00%) Legal
6 4 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (0.75%) Electronics
7 3 (0.75%) Military
8 2 (0.50%) Advertising
8 2 (0.50%) Billing
8 2 (0.50%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.50%) Games
8 2 (0.50%) Law
8 2 (0.50%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.50%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.25%) Back Office
9 1 (0.25%) Local Government
9 1 (0.25%) Marketing
9 1 (0.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 171 (42.75%) Network Engineer
2 92 (23.00%) Architect
3 84 (21.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 73 (18.25%) Network Architect
5 57 (14.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 47 (11.75%) Senior Network Engineer
7 39 (9.75%) Consultant
8 31 (7.75%) Design Engineer
9 24 (6.00%) Network Consultant
10 22 (5.50%) Network Design Engineer
10 22 (5.50%) Security Engineer
11 19 (4.75%) Voice Engineer
12 17 (4.25%) Cisco Architect
12 17 (4.25%) Network Security Engineer
13 16 (4.00%) IP Engineer
13 16 (4.00%) Juniper Engineer
14 15 (3.75%) Cisco Voice Engineer
15 14 (3.50%) Cisco Network Architect
16 12 (3.00%) Network Support
16 12 (3.00%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (4.75%) 802.1X
2 6 (1.50%) XMPP
3 2 (0.50%) Middleware
4 1 (0.25%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (0.25%) OCX
4 1 (0.25%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (0.25%) RFC 2544
4 1 (0.25%) WAP
4 1 (0.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 130 (32.50%) Data Centre
2 20 (5.00%) Computer Science
3 10 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (2.50%) PKI
4 9 (2.25%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (1.50%) Video Conferencing
6 5 (1.25%) Clustering
6 5 (1.25%) Statistics
7 4 (1.00%) BYOD
7 4 (1.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 4 (1.00%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.00%) NHS
8 3 (0.75%) SecurID
9 2 (0.50%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.50%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.50%) User Experience
10 1 (0.25%) Cyber Attack
10 1 (0.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.25%) Security Operations Centre
10 1 (0.25%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 27 (6.75%) Windows
2 15 (3.75%) Linux
2 15 (3.75%) Unix
3 7 (1.75%) Windows Server
4 5 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (1.00%) CatOS
5 4 (1.00%) Windows 8
5 4 (1.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (0.75%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.25%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (21.75%) Network Design
2 63 (15.75%) ITIL
3 51 (12.75%) Migration
4 41 (10.25%) Load Balancing
5 37 (9.25%) Network Architecture
6 21 (5.25%) Stakeholder Management
7 20 (5.00%) Change Management
7 20 (5.00%) Project Management
8 17 (4.25%) High Availability
8 17 (4.25%) Problem Management
9 16 (4.00%) Information Security
9 16 (4.00%) Low Latency
10 15 (3.75%) Load Testing
10 15 (3.75%) Network Management
11 11 (2.75%) Incident Management
11 11 (2.75%) Kalman Filter
11 11 (2.75%) Performance Analysis
11 11 (2.75%) Security Architecture
12 10 (2.50%) Enterprise Architecture
12 10 (2.50%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 9 (2.25%) C
2 7 (1.75%) Python
3 5 (1.25%) SQL
4 3 (0.75%) Perl
4 3 (0.75%) Shell Script
5 2 (0.50%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.25%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.25%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 400 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 266 (66.50%) CCNP
3 76 (19.00%) CCNA
4 44 (11.00%) Degree
5 43 (10.75%) Security Cleared
6 39 (9.75%) CISSP
7 29 (7.25%) SC Cleared
8 28 (7.00%) CCDP
9 22 (5.50%) JNCIE
10 18 (4.50%) CCSA
11 17 (4.25%) JNCIP
12 15 (3.75%) CCVP
13 14 (3.50%) JNCIA
14 13 (3.25%) CCNP Voice
14 13 (3.25%) CCSE
15 12 (3.00%) JNCIS
16 10 (2.50%) CCDE
16 10 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
17 9 (2.25%) CISM
18 8 (2.00%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.75%) SLA
2 9 (2.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (2.25%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.00%) ISO 9000
4 2 (0.50%) COBIT
5 1 (0.25%) COSO
5 1 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.25%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 12 (3.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (2.50%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.25%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.50%) VMware ESX
4 2 (0.50%) XenApp
5 1 (0.25%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 31 (7.75%) Cisco CUCM
2 13 (3.25%) FortiGate
3 10 (2.50%) Cisco UCCE
4 8 (2.00%) Cisco UCCX
5 5 (1.25%) CiscoWorks
6 3 (0.75%) SolarWinds Orion
7 2 (0.50%) Cacti
7 2 (0.50%) Cisco LMS
7 2 (0.50%) Graphite
7 2 (0.50%) Nagios
7 2 (0.50%) Nessus
7 2 (0.50%) Opsview
8 1 (0.25%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.25%) Nmap
8 1 (0.25%) OPNET
8 1 (0.25%) SCCM
8 1 (0.25%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 326 (81.50%) Cisco
2 117 (29.25%) Juniper
3 88 (22.00%) CheckPoint
4 74 (18.50%) F5
5 43 (10.75%) Palo Alto
6 27 (6.75%) Blue Coat
7 22 (5.50%) Fortinet
8 19 (4.75%) HP
9 17 (4.25%) Citrix
10 16 (4.00%) VMware
11 15 (3.75%) Aruba
11 15 (3.75%) IronPort
11 15 (3.75%) Microsoft
12 14 (3.50%) Riverbed
13 13 (3.25%) IPFX
14 12 (3.00%) Remedy
14 12 (3.00%) SolarWinds
15 10 (2.50%) Nokia
16 9 (2.25%) Polycom
16 9 (2.25%) Verint
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