The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications currently tracked.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE)
Rank 435 417 358
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -59
Contract jobs citing CCIE 137 149 252
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.29% 0.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.35% 1.65% 2.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 81 91
Average daily rate
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£423 £409 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.36% +2.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £281 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 £36.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £36.25 -
% change year-on-year
+24.13% -
Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10117 9034 9808
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.06% 17.76% 16.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 5715 4861 5051
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 444 498 610
Average hourly rate £18.97 £21.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.79% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.18 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -4.54%

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 -10 133 £425 +3.03% 48
London +13 56 £425 +6.25% 21
South East +17 54 £383 -12.57% 12
Berkshire +21 36 £333 -21.76% 4
City of London +23 12 £450 +12.50% 12
Reading +10 11 £325 -2.25% 2
North West -8 9 £475 +53.22% 2
Surrey -2 8 £404 -17.17% 1
Cheshire -3 8 £475 +55.73% 1
Hampshire -13 5 £450 +14.64% 4
Guildford +8 4 £383 -
Oxfordshire +2 4 £400 -5.88%
Birmingham -4 4 £500 +14.94%
West Midlands -9 4 £500 +14.94%
East Midlands -2 3 £425 +21.42% 1
South West -29 3 £366 +22.08% 4
East of England -32 3 £375 -9.09% 1
Southampton -6 2 - - 1
Oxford - 2 £348 -
Northamptonshire - 2 £444 -
Hertfordshire +2 1 - - 1
Leeds -2 1 - - 5
West Yorkshire -3 1 - - 5
Yorkshire -9 1 - - 7
West Sussex - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - - 1
Northampton - 1 £463 -
Fareham - 1 £450 -
Glasgow - - - -
Basildon - - - -

CCIE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 294 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 260 (88.44%) Cisco
3 166 (56.46%) Firewall
4 161 (54.76%) CCNP
5 114 (38.78%) Juniper
6 98 (33.33%) OSPF
7 97 (32.99%) MPLS
8 96 (32.65%) CheckPoint
9 91 (30.95%) BGP
10 89 (30.27%) WAN
11 83 (28.23%) LAN
12 71 (24.15%) Network Design
13 69 (23.47%) Telecoms
13 69 (23.47%) Cisco ASA
14 66 (22.45%) VPN
15 61 (20.75%) VoIP
16 57 (19.39%) Wireless
17 55 (18.71%) Network Security
18 52 (17.69%) CCNA
18 52 (17.69%) F5
19 51 (17.35%) CCDP
20 48 (16.33%) Cisco Nexus
21 41 (13.95%) Finance
22 36 (12.24%) TCP/IP
22 36 (12.24%) IPsec
22 36 (12.24%) Network Management
23 35 (11.90%) Cisco PIX
24 34 (11.56%) CISSP
25 33 (11.22%) Banking
26 32 (10.88%) ITIL

CCIE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 12 (4.08%) Apache
2 10 (3.40%) Lync
3 4 (1.36%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.68%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (2.38%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.02%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (1.02%) MS Project
2 3 (1.02%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.34%) SAP CCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 166 (56.46%) Firewall
2 98 (33.33%) OSPF
3 97 (32.99%) MPLS
4 91 (30.95%) BGP
5 89 (30.27%) WAN
6 83 (28.23%) LAN
7 69 (23.47%) Cisco ASA
8 66 (22.45%) VPN
9 61 (20.75%) VoIP
10 57 (19.39%) Wireless
11 55 (18.71%) Network Security
12 48 (16.33%) Cisco Nexus
13 36 (12.24%) IPsec
13 36 (12.24%) TCP/IP
14 35 (11.90%) Cisco PIX
15 31 (10.54%) SNMP
16 30 (10.20%) DNS
17 27 (9.18%) Cisco IOS
18 25 (8.50%) VLAN
19 24 (8.16%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.34%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 69 (23.47%) Telecoms
2 41 (13.95%) Finance
3 33 (11.22%) Banking
4 17 (5.78%) Investment Banking
5 6 (2.04%) Retail
6 5 (1.70%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.02%) German Language
8 2 (0.68%) Dutch Language
8 2 (0.68%) Publishing
8 2 (0.68%) Local Government
9 1 (0.34%) Marketing
9 1 (0.34%) Back Office
9 1 (0.34%) French Language
Job Titles
1 96 (32.65%) Network Engineer
2 62 (21.09%) Architect
3 57 (19.39%) Consultant
4 45 (15.31%) Design Engineer
5 44 (14.97%) Network Architect
6 42 (14.29%) IP Engineer
7 36 (12.24%) Network Consultant
8 21 (7.14%) Security Engineer
9 20 (6.80%) Senior Network Engineer
10 16 (5.44%) Voice Engineer
11 14 (4.76%) Cisco Engineer
11 14 (4.76%) Network Design Engineer
12 13 (4.42%) Support Engineer
13 12 (4.08%) Network Security Engineer
14 11 (3.74%) Technical Architect
15 10 (3.40%) Voice Network Engineer
16 9 (3.06%) Data Network Engineer
16 9 (3.06%) Cisco Consultant
16 9 (3.06%) Solutions Architect
16 9 (3.06%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.36%) XMPP
2 1 (0.34%) Web Services
2 1 (0.34%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 9 (3.06%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (1.36%) Hedge funds
2 4 (1.36%) Fat Client
2 4 (1.36%) Thin Client
3 3 (1.02%) SecurID
3 3 (1.02%) FlexPod
4 2 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (0.68%) NHS
4 2 (0.68%) Computer Science
4 2 (0.68%) AVVID
5 1 (0.34%) Clustering
5 1 (0.34%) e-Health
5 1 (0.34%) SCADA
5 1 (0.34%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.34%) Handset
5 1 (0.34%) Replication
5 1 (0.34%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 14 (4.76%) Linux
1 14 (4.76%) UNIX
2 13 (4.42%) Windows
3 2 (0.68%) VMS
4 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.34%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (24.15%) Network Design
2 36 (12.24%) Network Management
3 32 (10.88%) ITIL
4 30 (10.20%) Load Balancing
5 27 (9.18%) Network Architecture
6 25 (8.50%) Project Management
7 21 (7.14%) Migration
8 11 (3.74%) Change Management
8 11 (3.74%) Risk Assessment
9 10 (3.40%) Service Delivery
10 9 (3.06%) PRINCE2
10 9 (3.06%) Low Latency
11 8 (2.72%) WAN Optimisation
11 8 (2.72%) Validation
12 7 (2.38%) Change Control
13 6 (2.04%) TOGAF
14 5 (1.70%) E-Commerce
14 5 (1.70%) Ultra-Low Latency
14 5 (1.70%) Demand Forecasting
15 4 (1.36%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (2.04%) C
1 6 (2.04%) Perl
2 4 (1.36%) Python
3 2 (0.68%) PHP
4 1 (0.34%) SQL
Qualifications
1 294 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 161 (54.76%) CCNP
3 52 (17.69%) CCNA
4 51 (17.35%) CCDP
5 34 (11.56%) CISSP
6 29 (9.86%) CCSP
6 29 (9.86%) Security Cleared
7 22 (7.48%) JNCIE
8 19 (6.46%) Check Point Certification
9 16 (5.44%) SC Cleared
10 15 (5.10%) JNCIP
11 13 (4.42%) CCVP
11 13 (4.42%) CCSE
12 11 (3.74%) Degree
13 9 (3.06%) CCSA
13 9 (3.06%) CCIP
14 8 (2.72%) CCDA
15 7 (2.38%) JNCIA
16 6 (2.04%) JNCIS
16 6 (2.04%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (7.48%) PCI DSS
2 7 (2.38%) SLA
3 2 (0.68%) QA
System Software
1 9 (3.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.36%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.34%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.34%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 26 (8.84%) Cisco CUCM
2 14 (4.76%) FortiGate
2 14 (4.76%) Cisco UCCX
3 8 (2.72%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.34%) CiscoWorks
4 1 (0.34%) Nagios
4 1 (0.34%) Cacti
4 1 (0.34%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (0.34%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 260 (88.44%) Cisco
2 114 (38.78%) Juniper
3 96 (32.65%) CheckPoint
4 52 (17.69%) F5
5 29 (9.86%) Microsoft
6 25 (8.50%) Nokia
7 21 (7.14%) Redback
8 17 (5.78%) VMware
8 17 (5.78%) Riverbed
9 15 (5.10%) Radware
10 14 (4.76%) Blue Coat
11 13 (4.42%) Huawei
12 11 (3.74%) Ericsson
12 11 (3.74%) Citrix
13 10 (3.40%) Siemens
13 10 (3.40%) Remedy
14 8 (2.72%) SolarWinds
15 7 (2.38%) Fortinet
16 6 (2.04%) Brocade
17 5 (1.70%) Polycom
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