The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for CCIE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE)
London / City of London
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 152 147 182
Rank change year-on-year -5 +35  
Contract jobs citing CCIE 12 16 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.36% 0.47% 0.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.52% 2.83% 2.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 14 13
Median daily rate £425 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.04% +10.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £483 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £49.19 £40.00
% change year-on-year -34.94% +22.97%  

CCIE is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London.

Academic & Professional Certification
City of London
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 476 565 762
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 14.41% 16.68% 13.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 419 568
Median daily rate £475 £475 £441
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £295 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 18
Median hourly rate £18.70 £20.89 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.49% -14.73%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £16.75 £16.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.20 £93.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £24.12
% change year-on-year +14.03% +18.15%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing CCIE as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for CCIE in the City of London

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing CCIE in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for CCIE in the City of London

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CCIE in the City of London over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CCIE in the City of London

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCIE in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for CCIE in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing CCIE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for CCIE.

1 17 (100.00%) Cisco
1 17 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (52.94%) OSPF
2 9 (52.94%) BGP
2 9 (52.94%) CCNP
3 8 (47.06%) WAN
4 7 (41.18%) MPLS
5 6 (35.29%) Firewall
5 6 (35.29%) Wireless
5 6 (35.29%) LAN
6 5 (29.41%) EIGRP
6 5 (29.41%) VPN
7 4 (23.53%) Network Design
7 4 (23.53%) Juniper
7 4 (23.53%) CheckPoint
7 4 (23.53%) Fortinet
7 4 (23.53%) Network Security
7 4 (23.53%) Unified Communications
7 4 (23.53%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (23.53%) Data Centre
8 3 (17.65%) Palo Alto
8 3 (17.65%) Cisco Wireless
8 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (17.65%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 3 (17.65%) Network Management
8 3 (17.65%) JNCIE
8 3 (17.65%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (17.65%) TCP/IP
8 3 (17.65%) Finance
9 2 (11.76%) IPsec

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (11.76%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (52.94%) BGP
1 9 (52.94%) OSPF
2 8 (47.06%) WAN
3 7 (41.18%) MPLS
4 6 (35.29%) Firewall
4 6 (35.29%) LAN
4 6 (35.29%) Wireless
5 5 (29.41%) EIGRP
5 5 (29.41%) VPN
6 4 (23.53%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (23.53%) Network Security
6 4 (23.53%) Unified Communications
7 3 (17.65%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (17.65%) Cisco Wireless
7 3 (17.65%) TCP/IP
8 2 (11.76%) IPsec
8 2 (11.76%) IPv4
8 2 (11.76%) IPv6
8 2 (11.76%) VoIP
8 2 (11.76%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Games
2 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.88%) Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Investment Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Military
3 1 (5.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Network Engineer
2 6 (35.29%) Architect
3 5 (29.41%) Network Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Games Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Network Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Network Support
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Designer
5 1 (5.88%) Network Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Network Design Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Network Security Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Network Security Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Network Specialist
5 1 (5.88%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Security Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Unified Communications Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Data Centre
2 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.88%) Hybrid Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Network Design
2 3 (17.65%) Network Management
3 2 (11.76%) Network Architecture
3 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (11.76%) TOGAF
4 1 (5.88%) Asset Management
4 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.88%) Investment Management
4 1 (5.88%) ITIL
4 1 (5.88%) ITIL V3
4 1 (5.88%) Load Balancing
4 1 (5.88%) Low Latency
4 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
4 1 (5.88%) Migration
4 1 (5.88%) Problem Management
4 1 (5.88%) Project Management
4 1 (5.88%) Resource Allocation
4 1 (5.88%) SOA
4 1 (5.88%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 17 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (52.94%) CCNP
3 3 (17.65%) CCIE Routing and Switching
3 3 (17.65%) JNCIE
4 2 (11.76%) CCNA
5 1 (5.88%) CCDA
5 1 (5.88%) CCIE Security
5 1 (5.88%) CCNP Voice
5 1 (5.88%) CCVP
5 1 (5.88%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 17 (100.00%) Cisco
2 4 (23.53%) CheckPoint
2 4 (23.53%) Fortinet
2 4 (23.53%) Juniper
3 3 (17.65%) Palo Alto
4 2 (11.76%) Arista
4 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
5 1 (5.88%) Avaya
5 1 (5.88%) Citrix
5 1 (5.88%) F5
5 1 (5.88%) Nokia
5 1 (5.88%) Red Box
5 1 (5.88%) Riverbed
5 1 (5.88%) SolarWinds
5 1 (5.88%) VMware