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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE)
Rank 423 410 357
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -53
Contract jobs citing CCIE 191 171 248
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.34% 0.32% 0.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.79% 1.85% 2.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 98 81
Average daily rate
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£438 £365 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.86% -8.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £280 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Average hourly rate £45.00 £41.25 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +17.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £41.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +17.85%

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
10658 9240 10108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.84% 17.53% 17.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 6062 5067 5208
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £514
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 448 479 624
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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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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 +7 184 £440 +21.37% 64
London +22 80 £450 +25.00% 21
South East +27 73 £413 +3.12% 20
Berkshire +40 47 £425 +11.47% 7
City of London +21 20 £475 +31.94% 9
Reading +16 11 £425 +27.81% 2
East Midlands +10 10 £445 - 2
North West -13 10 £438 +43.44% 2
Surrey +4 9 £443 -9.23% 4
Cheshire -2 9 £438 +44.62%
Hampshire -12 8 £463 +22.51% 5
Nottinghamshire +25 7 £450 - 1
Nottingham +23 7 £450 - 1
Guildford +8 5 £360 - 1
Oxfordshire 0 4 £400 -5.88%
Southampton -8 4 £328 -37.61%
West Midlands -16 4 £425 +11.11% 2
East of England -32 4 £350 -2.77% 11
Macclesfield - 3 £400 -
Milton Keynes -1 2 £350 -
Buckinghamshire -2 2 £350 - 3
Birmingham -3 2 £463 +6.32% 1
South West -40 2 £313 -42.66% 6
Wales - 2 - - 2
South Wales - 2 - - 2
Bournemouth - 2 £313 -
Cambridge - 2 £350 - 2
Newport - 2 - - 1
Cambridgeshire - 2 £350 - 2
Dorset - 2 £313 -

CCIE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 319 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 281 (88.09%) Cisco
3 189 (59.25%) Firewall
4 180 (56.43%) CCNP
5 119 (37.30%) Juniper
6 111 (34.80%) OSPF
7 110 (34.48%) CheckPoint
8 101 (31.66%) BGP
9 96 (30.09%) WAN
10 93 (29.15%) LAN
11 89 (27.90%) MPLS
12 85 (26.65%) VPN
13 75 (23.51%) Telecoms
14 72 (22.57%) Cisco ASA
15 71 (22.26%) Network Design
16 69 (21.63%) Cisco Nexus
17 58 (18.18%) CCNA
18 52 (16.30%) CCDP
18 52 (16.30%) VoIP
19 50 (15.67%) F5
20 48 (15.05%) Wireless
21 47 (14.73%) Load Balancing
22 46 (14.42%) SNMP
23 45 (14.11%) Network Security
24 42 (13.17%) IPsec
25 38 (11.91%) Cisco PIX
25 38 (11.91%) Network Management
26 37 (11.60%) CISSP
27 36 (11.29%) CCSP
28 34 (10.66%) ITIL

CCIE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 13 (4.08%) Apache
2 10 (3.13%) Lync
3 4 (1.25%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.63%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.31%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (2.51%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.25%) MS Visio
2 4 (1.25%) MS Project
2 4 (1.25%) MS Office
3 3 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.31%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 189 (59.25%) Firewall
2 111 (34.80%) OSPF
3 101 (31.66%) BGP
4 96 (30.09%) WAN
5 93 (29.15%) LAN
6 89 (27.90%) MPLS
7 85 (26.65%) VPN
8 72 (22.57%) Cisco ASA
9 69 (21.63%) Cisco Nexus
10 52 (16.30%) VoIP
11 48 (15.05%) Wireless
12 46 (14.42%) SNMP
13 45 (14.11%) Network Security
14 42 (13.17%) IPsec
15 38 (11.91%) Cisco PIX
16 34 (10.66%) VLAN
17 30 (9.40%) HSRP
18 28 (8.78%) TCP/IP
18 28 (8.78%) Ethernet
19 26 (8.15%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.31%) MySQL
1 1 (0.31%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 75 (23.51%) Telecoms
2 33 (10.34%) Finance
3 24 (7.52%) Banking
4 10 (3.13%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.57%) Local Government
6 4 (1.25%) Retail
6 4 (1.25%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.94%) German Language
7 3 (0.94%) Spanish Language
8 2 (0.63%) Publishing
9 1 (0.31%) Danish Language
Job Titles
1 101 (31.66%) Network Engineer
2 69 (21.63%) Consultant
3 65 (20.38%) Architect
4 55 (17.24%) Design Engineer
5 51 (15.99%) IP Engineer
6 41 (12.85%) Network Consultant
7 40 (12.54%) Network Architect
8 26 (8.15%) Security Engineer
9 21 (6.58%) Senior Network Engineer
10 19 (5.96%) Solutions Architect
11 18 (5.64%) Cisco Engineer
12 17 (5.33%) Network Security Engineer
13 16 (5.02%) Cisco Consultant
14 14 (4.39%) Network Design Engineer
15 12 (3.76%) Technical Architect
15 12 (3.76%) Support Engineer
16 9 (2.82%) Security Consultant
17 8 (2.51%) Senior Consultant
17 8 (2.51%) Cisco Network Consultant
17 8 (2.51%) Senior Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.88%) FIX Protocol
2 2 (0.63%) XMPP
3 1 (0.31%) JSP
3 1 (0.31%) Web Services
3 1 (0.31%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 9 (2.82%) FlexPod
2 6 (1.88%) Computer Science
3 5 (1.57%) Open Source
4 4 (1.25%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (0.94%) Hedge funds
5 3 (0.94%) Management Information System
5 3 (0.94%) SecurID
6 2 (0.63%) AVVID
6 2 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.31%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.31%) DataPower
7 1 (0.31%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.31%) Clustering
7 1 (0.31%) e-Health
7 1 (0.31%) PKI
7 1 (0.31%) SCADA
7 1 (0.31%) Replication
7 1 (0.31%) PMI
7 1 (0.31%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 19 (5.96%) UNIX
2 16 (5.02%) Linux
3 14 (4.39%) Windows
4 2 (0.63%) VMS
5 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (22.26%) Network Design
2 47 (14.73%) Load Balancing
3 38 (11.91%) Network Management
4 34 (10.66%) ITIL
5 31 (9.72%) Network Architecture
6 25 (7.84%) Migration
7 21 (6.58%) Project Management
8 13 (4.08%) Validation
8 13 (4.08%) Risk Assessment
8 13 (4.08%) Change Control
9 11 (3.45%) Low Latency
10 9 (2.82%) PRINCE2
11 7 (2.19%) Service Delivery
11 7 (2.19%) Change Management
12 6 (1.88%) E-Commerce
12 6 (1.88%) TOGAF
12 6 (1.88%) Kalman Filter
13 5 (1.57%) Technical Architecture
13 5 (1.57%) Demand Forecasting
13 5 (1.57%) Ultra-Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 9 (2.82%) Perl
2 5 (1.57%) Python
3 4 (1.25%) C
4 3 (0.94%) R
5 2 (0.63%) PHP
5 2 (0.63%) SQL
Qualifications
1 319 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 180 (56.43%) CCNP
3 58 (18.18%) CCNA
4 52 (16.30%) CCDP
5 37 (11.60%) CISSP
6 36 (11.29%) CCSP
7 32 (10.03%) Security Cleared
8 22 (6.90%) Check Point Certification
9 20 (6.27%) SC Cleared
9 20 (6.27%) Degree
10 19 (5.96%) JNCIE
11 17 (5.33%) CCSE
12 14 (4.39%) JNCIP
13 11 (3.45%) CCSA
13 11 (3.45%) CCIP
14 8 (2.51%) CCDA
15 7 (2.19%) MCSE
15 7 (2.19%) Microsoft Certification
15 7 (2.19%) JNCIA
16 6 (1.88%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (7.84%) PCI DSS
2 9 (2.82%) SLA
3 2 (0.63%) QA
System Software
1 9 (2.82%) ProxySG
1 9 (2.82%) VMware ESXi
2 6 (1.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.25%) Snort
3 4 (1.25%) Nmap
3 4 (1.25%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.31%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.31%) KVM
4 1 (0.31%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.31%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (4.39%) Cisco CUCM
1 14 (4.39%) FortiGate
2 6 (1.88%) Cisco UCCE
3 5 (1.57%) RANCID
3 5 (1.57%) OpenNMS
4 4 (1.25%) Nessus
4 4 (1.25%) Cisco UCCX
5 2 (0.63%) CiscoWorks
6 1 (0.31%) Tivoli NetView
6 1 (0.31%) CA Spectrum
6 1 (0.31%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.31%) Puppet
Vendors
1 281 (88.09%) Cisco
2 119 (37.30%) Juniper
3 110 (34.48%) CheckPoint
4 50 (15.67%) F5
5 27 (8.46%) Nokia
6 26 (8.15%) Microsoft
7 24 (7.52%) Redback
8 21 (6.58%) Blue Coat
9 20 (6.27%) Radware
10 19 (5.96%) VMware
11 14 (4.39%) Huawei
12 13 (4.08%) HP
13 12 (3.76%) Nortel
13 12 (3.76%) Ericsson
14 11 (3.45%) SolarWinds
15 8 (2.51%) Riverbed
16 7 (2.19%) Aruba
16 7 (2.19%) Fortinet
16 7 (2.19%) Citrix
17 5 (1.57%) Brocade
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