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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE)
Rank 395 404 359
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -45
Contract jobs citing CCIE 222 186 262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.39% 0.35% 0.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.00% 2.04% 2.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 105 92
Average daily rate
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£425 £375 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £375 £380
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Average hourly rate £45.00 £50.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +42.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £50.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +42.85%

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
11103 9108 10182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.28% 17.26% 17.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 6182 5090 5263
Average daily rate £379 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £545 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 466 432 615
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.55 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.81% -15.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £40.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +23 216 £425 +13.33% 75
London +33 92 £450 +20.00% 28
South East +31 64 £400 - 22
Berkshire +25 40 £425 +6.25% 9
City of London +31 25 £450 +25.00% 13
South West -33 17 £450 -17.43% 12
East Midlands +16 14 £440 -
Plymouth - 14 £450 - 2
Devon - 14 £450 - 2
Surrey +4 11 £371 -23.84% 1
North West -12 11 £438 +43.44% 1
East of England -22 11 £319 -11.45% 6
Nottingham +26 10 £450 -
Nottinghamshire +18 10 £450 -
Cheshire +5 10 £438 +43.44%
Reading +17 9 £425 +6.25% 4
Guildford +7 7 £368 -
Hampshire -11 6 £463 +22.51% 6
Hertfordshire -22 6 £344 -4.51% 5
West Midlands -23 4 £425 +5.59% 4
Oxfordshire -2 3 £400 -
Essex -6 3 £269 -
Southampton -8 3 £389 -25.95% 1
Macclesfield - 3 £400 -
Cambridgeshire +4 2 £350 -30.00% 2
Birmingham -4 2 £463 +6.32% 1
Buckinghamshire -5 2 £350 -15.15% 2
Milton Keynes -7 2 £350 -15.15% 1
South Wales -10 2 - - 2
Wales -20 2 - - 2

CCIE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 343 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 303 (88.34%) Cisco
3 203 (59.18%) Firewall
4 199 (58.02%) CCNP
5 128 (37.32%) OSPF
6 122 (35.57%) Juniper
7 115 (33.53%) WAN
8 111 (32.36%) CheckPoint
9 107 (31.20%) BGP
10 106 (30.90%) LAN
11 105 (30.61%) MPLS
12 93 (27.11%) VPN
13 87 (25.36%) Telecoms
14 83 (24.20%) Cisco Nexus
15 78 (22.74%) Network Design
16 70 (20.41%) Cisco ASA
17 67 (19.53%) SNMP
18 65 (18.95%) CCNA
19 56 (16.33%) Network Security
19 56 (16.33%) Network Management
20 55 (16.03%) F5
21 54 (15.74%) VoIP
22 51 (14.87%) Wireless
23 50 (14.58%) CCDP
24 49 (14.29%) CISSP
24 49 (14.29%) Load Balancing
25 48 (13.99%) IPsec
26 47 (13.70%) TCP/IP
27 40 (11.66%) ITIL
28 39 (11.37%) Cisco PIX

CCIE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 14 (4.08%) Apache
2 3 (0.87%) Lync
3 2 (0.58%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.58%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.29%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 12 (3.50%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.75%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.17%) MS Project
3 4 (1.17%) MS Office
4 3 (0.87%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.29%) SaaS
1 1 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.29%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 203 (59.18%) Firewall
2 128 (37.32%) OSPF
3 115 (33.53%) WAN
4 107 (31.20%) BGP
5 106 (30.90%) LAN
6 105 (30.61%) MPLS
7 93 (27.11%) VPN
8 83 (24.20%) Cisco Nexus
9 70 (20.41%) Cisco ASA
10 67 (19.53%) SNMP
11 56 (16.33%) Network Security
12 54 (15.74%) VoIP
13 51 (14.87%) Wireless
14 48 (13.99%) IPsec
15 47 (13.70%) TCP/IP
16 39 (11.37%) Cisco PIX
16 39 (11.37%) HSRP
17 31 (9.04%) VLAN
17 31 (9.04%) Ethernet
17 31 (9.04%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.58%) MySQL
2 1 (0.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (0.87%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 87 (25.36%) Telecoms
2 36 (10.50%) Finance
3 25 (7.29%) Banking
4 10 (2.92%) Investment Banking
5 6 (1.75%) Local Government
6 5 (1.46%) Retail
7 4 (1.17%) German Language
8 3 (0.87%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.87%) Spanish Language
9 2 (0.58%) Russian Language
9 2 (0.58%) Publishing
10 1 (0.29%) Swedish Language
10 1 (0.29%) Danish Language
10 1 (0.29%) French Language
Job Titles
1 116 (33.82%) Network Engineer
2 76 (22.16%) Consultant
3 58 (16.91%) Design Engineer
4 53 (15.45%) Architect
4 53 (15.45%) IP Engineer
5 46 (13.41%) Network Consultant
6 33 (9.62%) Network Architect
7 26 (7.58%) Security Engineer
8 23 (6.71%) Senior Network Engineer
9 21 (6.12%) Solutions Architect
10 19 (5.54%) Cisco Consultant
11 17 (4.96%) Cisco Engineer
11 17 (4.96%) Network Security Engineer
12 15 (4.37%) Network Design Engineer
13 14 (4.08%) Network Support
14 13 (3.79%) Support Engineer
15 11 (3.21%) Cisco Network Consultant
16 9 (2.62%) Senior Consultant
16 9 (2.62%) Security Consultant
17 8 (2.33%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.92%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (0.29%) JSP
2 1 (0.29%) Web Services
2 1 (0.29%) OCX
2 1 (0.29%) Middleware
2 1 (0.29%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (2.92%) FlexPod
2 8 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (2.33%) Management Information System
3 7 (2.04%) Computer Science
4 6 (1.75%) Open Source
5 5 (1.46%) SecurID
6 4 (1.17%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (0.87%) Hedge funds
8 2 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.58%) AVVID
8 2 (0.58%) e-Health
9 1 (0.29%) PMI
9 1 (0.29%) NHS
9 1 (0.29%) PKI
9 1 (0.29%) Clustering
9 1 (0.29%) Handset
9 1 (0.29%) Replication
9 1 (0.29%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.29%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.29%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 26 (7.58%) UNIX
2 19 (5.54%) Linux
3 13 (3.79%) Windows
4 2 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (0.58%) VMS
5 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (22.74%) Network Design
2 56 (16.33%) Network Management
3 49 (14.29%) Load Balancing
4 40 (11.66%) ITIL
5 29 (8.45%) Network Architecture
6 25 (7.29%) Migration
7 24 (7.00%) Project Management
8 18 (5.25%) Change Control
9 14 (4.08%) Mentoring
9 14 (4.08%) Validation
10 13 (3.79%) Stakeholder Management
10 13 (3.79%) Risk Assessment
10 13 (3.79%) Service Delivery
10 13 (3.79%) Low Latency
11 9 (2.62%) Requirements Analysis
11 9 (2.62%) Performance Management
12 8 (2.33%) Network Performance Management
12 8 (2.33%) PRINCE2
13 7 (2.04%) Change Management
14 6 (1.75%) Network Planning
Programming Languages
1 13 (3.79%) Perl
2 6 (1.75%) R
3 5 (1.46%) Python
4 4 (1.17%) C
5 3 (0.87%) SQL
6 2 (0.58%) PHP
Qualifications
1 343 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 199 (58.02%) CCNP
3 65 (18.95%) CCNA
4 50 (14.58%) CCDP
5 49 (14.29%) CISSP
6 38 (11.08%) CCSP
7 37 (10.79%) Security Cleared
8 34 (9.91%) SC Cleared
9 24 (7.00%) Degree
10 23 (6.71%) Check Point Certification
11 14 (4.08%) JNCIE
12 13 (3.79%) CCSE
13 11 (3.21%) CCIP
14 10 (2.92%) CCDA
15 9 (2.62%) JNCIP
16 8 (2.33%) CCSA
17 7 (2.04%) JNCIA
18 5 (1.46%) ITIL Certification
18 5 (1.46%) JNCIS
18 5 (1.46%) CCDE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (6.71%) PCI DSS
2 15 (4.37%) SLA
3 2 (0.58%) QA
System Software
1 13 (3.79%) ProxySG
1 13 (3.79%) VMware ESXi
2 7 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.17%) Snort
3 4 (1.17%) Nmap
3 4 (1.17%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.29%) KVM
4 1 (0.29%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.29%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 14 (4.08%) FortiGate
2 9 (2.62%) RANCID
2 9 (2.62%) OpenNMS
2 9 (2.62%) Cisco CUCM
3 5 (1.46%) Cisco UCCE
4 4 (1.17%) Nessus
5 3 (0.87%) CiscoWorks
5 3 (0.87%) CA Spectrum
5 3 (0.87%) Cisco UCCX
6 2 (0.58%) Puppet
7 1 (0.29%) Tivoli NetView
7 1 (0.29%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.29%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (0.29%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 303 (88.34%) Cisco
2 122 (35.57%) Juniper
3 111 (32.36%) CheckPoint
4 55 (16.03%) F5
5 29 (8.45%) Nokia
6 24 (7.00%) VMware
6 24 (7.00%) Redback
7 23 (6.71%) Blue Coat
8 22 (6.41%) Radware
9 20 (5.83%) Microsoft
10 19 (5.54%) HP
11 18 (5.25%) Nortel
12 16 (4.66%) Huawei
13 13 (3.79%) SolarWinds
14 12 (3.50%) Ericsson
15 10 (2.92%) Riverbed
16 8 (2.33%) Fortinet
16 8 (2.33%) Citrix
17 6 (1.75%) Aruba
18 5 (1.46%) Brocade
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