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 3 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
3 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE)
Rank 395 401 348
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -53
Contract jobs citing CCIE 207 177 253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.37% 0.33% 0.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.97% 1.93% 2.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 103 86
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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 £303 £280 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 2
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
10514 9165 10096
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.82% 17.34% 17.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 5952 5051 5215
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 £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 449 470 629
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 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

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 3 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 3 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 +25 200 £438 +20.68% 70
London -2 80 £450 +25.00% 18
South East +33 72 £413 +3.12% 21
Berkshire +30 47 £425 +11.47% 10
City of London +31 22 £475 +31.94% 7
South West -29 13 £450 -17.43% 11
East Midlands +10 12 £445 - 2
Devon -6 12 £450 +50.00% 7
Plymouth - 12 £450 - 7
Reading +20 11 £425 +27.81% 4
North West -10 11 £438 +43.44% 2
Cheshire +4 10 £438 +44.62%
Nottinghamshire +23 9 £450 - 1
Nottingham +23 9 £450 - 1
Surrey +5 9 £443 -9.23% 3
Hampshire -7 8 £463 +22.51% 4
East of England -24 7 £350 -1.40% 14
Guildford +8 5 £360 - 1
Oxfordshire -1 4 £400 -5.88%
Southampton -4 4 £328 -37.61%
Hertfordshire -14 4 £400 +14.69% 12
West Midlands -21 4 £425 +11.11% 2
Macclesfield - 3 £400 -
Milton Keynes +3 2 £350 -
Buckinghamshire +1 2 £350 - 3
Birmingham -1 2 £463 +6.32%
Cambridgeshire -5 2 £350 -30.00% 2
Wales -8 2 - - 2
South Wales -10 2 - - 2
Bishop's Stortford - 2 £400 - 6

CCIE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 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.

1 337 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 298 (88.43%) Cisco
3 205 (60.83%) Firewall
4 195 (57.86%) CCNP
5 124 (36.80%) OSPF
6 119 (35.31%) Juniper
7 110 (32.64%) CheckPoint
7 110 (32.64%) WAN
8 107 (31.75%) LAN
9 103 (30.56%) BGP
9 103 (30.56%) MPLS
10 85 (25.22%) VPN
10 85 (25.22%) Telecoms
11 84 (24.93%) Cisco Nexus
12 76 (22.55%) Network Design
13 72 (21.36%) Cisco ASA
14 62 (18.40%) CCNA
15 60 (17.80%) SNMP
16 54 (16.02%) Network Security
17 53 (15.73%) VoIP
18 51 (15.13%) CCDP
18 51 (15.13%) Network Management
18 51 (15.13%) F5
19 49 (14.54%) Load Balancing
20 48 (14.24%) CISSP
20 48 (14.24%) Wireless
21 44 (13.06%) IPsec
22 43 (12.76%) TCP/IP
23 42 (12.46%) Security Cleared
24 38 (11.28%) Cisco PIX

CCIE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 13 (3.86%) Apache
2 10 (2.97%) Lync
3 4 (1.19%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (0.59%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.30%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (2.37%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.19%) MS Project
2 4 (1.19%) MS Office
2 4 (1.19%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.89%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.30%) SaaS
1 1 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.30%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 205 (60.83%) Firewall
2 124 (36.80%) OSPF
3 110 (32.64%) WAN
4 107 (31.75%) LAN
5 103 (30.56%) BGP
5 103 (30.56%) MPLS
6 85 (25.22%) VPN
7 84 (24.93%) Cisco Nexus
8 72 (21.36%) Cisco ASA
9 60 (17.80%) SNMP
10 54 (16.02%) Network Security
11 53 (15.73%) VoIP
12 48 (14.24%) Wireless
13 44 (13.06%) IPsec
14 43 (12.76%) TCP/IP
15 38 (11.28%) Cisco PIX
16 35 (10.39%) VLAN
17 32 (9.50%) HSRP
18 28 (8.31%) EIGRP
18 28 (8.31%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.30%) MySQL
1 1 (0.30%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (0.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 85 (25.22%) Telecoms
2 35 (10.39%) Finance
3 24 (7.12%) Banking
4 10 (2.97%) Investment Banking
5 6 (1.78%) Local Government
6 4 (1.19%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.19%) Retail
7 3 (0.89%) German Language
7 3 (0.89%) Spanish Language
8 2 (0.59%) Publishing
9 1 (0.30%) Danish Language
Job Titles
1 108 (32.05%) Network Engineer
2 71 (21.07%) Consultant
3 64 (18.99%) Architect
4 56 (16.62%) Design Engineer
5 51 (15.13%) IP Engineer
6 43 (12.76%) Network Consultant
7 39 (11.57%) Network Architect
8 26 (7.72%) Security Engineer
9 22 (6.53%) Senior Network Engineer
10 19 (5.64%) Solutions Architect
11 18 (5.34%) Cisco Engineer
12 17 (5.04%) Network Security Engineer
13 16 (4.75%) Cisco Consultant
14 15 (4.45%) Network Design Engineer
15 14 (4.15%) Network Support
15 14 (4.15%) Support Engineer
16 12 (3.56%) Technical Architect
17 9 (2.67%) Security Consultant
18 8 (2.37%) Senior Consultant
18 8 (2.37%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.08%) FIX Protocol
2 2 (0.59%) XMPP
3 1 (0.30%) OCX
3 1 (0.30%) JSP
3 1 (0.30%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (2.97%) FlexPod
2 7 (2.08%) Management Information System
3 6 (1.78%) Computer Science
4 5 (1.48%) Open Source
5 4 (1.19%) SecurID
5 4 (1.19%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (0.89%) Hedge funds
7 2 (0.59%) AVVID
7 2 (0.59%) e-Health
7 2 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.30%) DataPower
8 1 (0.30%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.30%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.30%) SCADA
8 1 (0.30%) PKI
8 1 (0.30%) Replication
8 1 (0.30%) Clustering
8 1 (0.30%) NHS
8 1 (0.30%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 20 (5.93%) UNIX
2 16 (4.75%) Linux
3 12 (3.56%) Windows
4 2 (0.59%) VMS
5 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (22.55%) Network Design
2 51 (15.13%) Network Management
3 49 (14.54%) Load Balancing
4 37 (10.98%) ITIL
5 31 (9.20%) Network Architecture
6 26 (7.72%) Migration
7 22 (6.53%) Project Management
8 15 (4.45%) Change Control
9 14 (4.15%) Mentoring
10 13 (3.86%) Validation
10 13 (3.86%) Risk Assessment
11 12 (3.56%) Service Delivery
11 12 (3.56%) Stakeholder Management
12 11 (3.26%) Low Latency
13 10 (2.97%) PRINCE2
14 8 (2.37%) Change Management
14 8 (2.37%) Performance Management
15 7 (2.08%) E-Commerce
16 6 (1.78%) TOGAF
16 6 (1.78%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (2.97%) Perl
2 5 (1.48%) Python
3 4 (1.19%) C
4 3 (0.89%) R
5 2 (0.59%) PHP
5 2 (0.59%) SQL
Qualifications
1 337 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 195 (57.86%) CCNP
3 62 (18.40%) CCNA
4 51 (15.13%) CCDP
5 48 (14.24%) CISSP
6 42 (12.46%) Security Cleared
7 36 (10.68%) CCSP
8 31 (9.20%) SC Cleared
9 22 (6.53%) Degree
9 22 (6.53%) Check Point Certification
10 18 (5.34%) JNCIE
11 15 (4.45%) CCSE
12 13 (3.86%) JNCIP
13 11 (3.26%) CCIP
14 10 (2.97%) CCSA
15 8 (2.37%) CCDA
16 7 (2.08%) JNCIA
17 6 (1.78%) JNCIS
18 5 (1.48%) CCVP
18 5 (1.48%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (7.42%) PCI DSS
2 14 (4.15%) SLA
3 2 (0.59%) QA
System Software
1 11 (3.26%) ProxySG
1 11 (3.26%) VMware ESXi
2 6 (1.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.19%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.19%) Snort
3 4 (1.19%) Nmap
4 1 (0.30%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.30%) KVM
4 1 (0.30%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.30%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (4.15%) FortiGate
2 13 (3.86%) Cisco CUCM
3 6 (1.78%) OpenNMS
3 6 (1.78%) RANCID
4 5 (1.48%) Cisco UCCE
5 4 (1.19%) Nessus
6 3 (0.89%) Cisco UCCX
6 3 (0.89%) CiscoWorks
7 2 (0.59%) CA Spectrum
8 1 (0.30%) Puppet
8 1 (0.30%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (0.30%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 298 (88.43%) Cisco
2 119 (35.31%) Juniper
3 110 (32.64%) CheckPoint
4 51 (15.13%) F5
5 27 (8.01%) Nokia
6 24 (7.12%) Microsoft
6 24 (7.12%) Redback
7 23 (6.82%) Blue Coat
8 21 (6.23%) VMware
9 20 (5.93%) Radware
10 15 (4.45%) HP
11 14 (4.15%) Nortel
11 14 (4.15%) Huawei
12 12 (3.56%) SolarWinds
12 12 (3.56%) Ericsson
13 8 (2.37%) Citrix
13 8 (2.37%) Fortinet
13 8 (2.37%) Riverbed
14 7 (2.08%) Aruba
15 5 (1.48%) Brocade
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