Period
to 25 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for CCIE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 25 July 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)
UK > England
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 431 521 525
Rank change year-on-year +90 +4 +46
Contract jobs citing CCIE 398 369 368
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.45% 0.36% 0.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.32% 1.71% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 211 192
England median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.86% +6.06%
10th Percentile £344 £306 £313
90th Percentile £588 £550 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £435
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +6.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 3
England median hourly rate £52.50 £16.99 £28.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +209.01% -40.71% -36.32%
10th Percentile £26.83 £16.99 £27.58
90th Percentile £60.00 £16.99 £39.95
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £33.09 £28.66
% change year-on-year +13.33% +15.48% -36.32%

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 England.

Academic & Professional Certification
England
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 17150 21539 20155
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 19.57% 21.22% 19.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 10487 13622 11892
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
10th Percentile £258 £250 £230
90th Percentile £594 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 869 716 973
England median hourly rate £29.50 £27.44 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.51% +21.96% +12.50%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.21 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £50.49
UK median hourly rate £29.92 £28.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.86% +24.44% +12.50%

CCIE
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing CCIE as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for CCIE in England

CCIE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CCIE in England

CCIE
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CCIE in England over the 6 months to 25 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CCIE in England

CCIE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CCIE in England

CCIE
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing CCIE in England over the 6 months to 25 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for CCIE in England

CCIE
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCIE within the England region over the 6 months to 25 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +53 204 £475 - 16
South East +39 106 £425 -5.56% 6
North of England +71 43 £425 +6.25% 6
East of England +3 29 £380 -10.59% 2
North West +39 18 £425 +6.19% 5
Yorkshire +17 15 £438 +16.67% 1
North East +60 10 £393 -
Midlands +9 10 £381 +5.17%
West Midlands +17 7 £400 +10.34%
South West -2 4 £550 +69.23%
East Midlands -5 3 £300 -7.69%
CCIE
UK

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 England region with a requirement for CCIE.

1 398 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 350 (87.94%) Cisco
3 243 (61.06%) CCNP
4 207 (52.01%) Firewall
5 146 (36.68%) LAN
6 145 (36.43%) WAN
7 123 (30.90%) Wireless
8 114 (28.64%) Juniper
8 114 (28.64%) Cisco Nexus
9 110 (27.64%) CheckPoint
10 109 (27.39%) Data Centre
11 108 (27.14%) Network Design
12 99 (24.87%) BGP
13 97 (24.37%) MPLS
14 88 (22.11%) OSPF
15 87 (21.86%) Security Cleared
16 82 (20.60%) F5
17 79 (19.85%) Cisco ASA
18 73 (18.34%) Network Security
19 72 (18.09%) SC Cleared
20 71 (17.84%) Telecoms
21 70 (17.59%) JNCIE
22 68 (17.09%) VPN
23 65 (16.33%) Palo Alto
24 63 (15.83%) ITIL
25 60 (15.08%) Finance
26 59 (14.82%) CCDP
27 58 (14.57%) CCNA
28 57 (14.32%) Riverbed
29 54 (13.57%) Cisco IOS

CCIE
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 15 (3.77%) Skype for Business
2 6 (1.51%) CMS
3 5 (1.26%) IIS
4 4 (1.01%) JBoss
4 4 (1.01%) WebLogic
4 4 (1.01%) WebSphere
5 3 (0.75%) Apache
5 3 (0.75%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 14 (3.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (2.26%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.26%) MS Visio
3 6 (1.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 30 (7.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (5.78%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (1.76%) SaaS
4 6 (1.51%) Office 365
5 4 (1.01%) IaaS
5 4 (1.01%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 207 (52.01%) Firewall
2 146 (36.68%) LAN
3 145 (36.43%) WAN
4 123 (30.90%) Wireless
5 114 (28.64%) Cisco Nexus
6 99 (24.87%) BGP
7 97 (24.37%) MPLS
8 88 (22.11%) OSPF
9 79 (19.85%) Cisco ASA
10 73 (18.34%) Network Security
11 68 (17.09%) VPN
12 54 (13.57%) Cisco IOS
13 51 (12.81%) Cisco Wireless
14 48 (12.06%) EIGRP
15 44 (11.06%) WLAN
16 39 (9.80%) VoIP
17 38 (9.55%) VLAN
18 31 (7.79%) BIG-IP
18 31 (7.79%) TCP/IP
19 30 (7.54%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.01%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (4.02%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.25%) Jenkins
General
1 71 (17.84%) Telecoms
2 60 (15.08%) Finance
3 36 (9.05%) Banking
4 16 (4.02%) Marketing
5 13 (3.27%) Military
6 8 (2.01%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.76%) Retail
8 6 (1.51%) Electronics
9 5 (1.26%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.75%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.75%) Local Government
11 2 (0.50%) Automotive
11 2 (0.50%) Games
12 1 (0.25%) Advertising
12 1 (0.25%) Billing
12 1 (0.25%) French Language
12 1 (0.25%) German Language
12 1 (0.25%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.25%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 161 (40.45%) Network Engineer
2 86 (21.61%) Architect
3 73 (18.34%) Cisco Engineer
4 57 (14.32%) Network Architect
5 54 (13.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 43 (10.80%) Consultant
7 35 (8.79%) Senior Network Engineer
8 29 (7.29%) Design Engineer
9 27 (6.78%) Security Engineer
10 25 (6.28%) Network Consultant
11 19 (4.77%) Network Security Engineer
12 18 (4.52%) Cisco Architect
13 17 (4.27%) IP Engineer
14 15 (3.77%) Analyst
15 14 (3.52%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
16 13 (3.27%) Cisco Network Architect
16 13 (3.27%) Juniper Engineer
16 13 (3.27%) Network Design Engineer
17 12 (3.02%) Security Consultant
17 12 (3.02%) Senior Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (9.30%) 802.1X
2 9 (2.26%) XMPP
3 5 (1.26%) Middleware
4 2 (0.50%) COM
4 2 (0.50%) RFC 2544
5 1 (0.25%) .NET
5 1 (0.25%) CSS
5 1 (0.25%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.25%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 109 (27.39%) Data Centre
2 29 (7.29%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (6.53%) Computer Science
4 14 (3.52%) BYOD
4 14 (3.52%) Management Information System
5 12 (3.02%) Hybrid Cloud
5 12 (3.02%) Video Conferencing
6 9 (2.26%) Clustering
7 8 (2.01%) PKI
8 7 (1.76%) BBC
8 7 (1.76%) Public Cloud
9 5 (1.26%) Virtual Team
10 4 (1.01%) Driving Licence
10 4 (1.01%) Smart Meter
11 2 (0.50%) Digital TV
11 2 (0.50%) iPad
11 2 (0.50%) Linux Command Line
11 2 (0.50%) User Experience
12 1 (0.25%) IVR
12 1 (0.25%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 27 (6.78%) Windows
2 14 (3.52%) Linux
2 14 (3.52%) Unix
3 12 (3.02%) Windows Server
4 7 (1.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (1.51%) Windows 10
6 4 (1.01%) SUSE
7 3 (0.75%) FreeBSD
8 2 (0.50%) Data ONTAP
8 2 (0.50%) VMS
9 1 (0.25%) Android
9 1 (0.25%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (27.14%) Network Design
2 63 (15.83%) ITIL
3 46 (11.56%) Migration
4 43 (10.80%) Service Management
5 33 (8.29%) Network Management
6 31 (7.79%) ITSM
7 25 (6.28%) Load Balancing
8 21 (5.28%) High Availability
9 20 (5.03%) Disaster Recovery
10 18 (4.52%) Mentoring
10 18 (4.52%) Network Architecture
11 17 (4.27%) Presales
12 15 (3.77%) Continuous Improvement
13 14 (3.52%) Kalman Filter
14 13 (3.27%) Project Management
15 12 (3.02%) Data Loss Prevention
15 12 (3.02%) People Management
15 12 (3.02%) SOA
16 11 (2.76%) Vulnerability Management
16 11 (2.76%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 6 (1.51%) Lisp
1 6 (1.51%) Python
2 5 (1.26%) Java
3 4 (1.01%) Shell Script
3 4 (1.01%) SQL
4 3 (0.75%) Perl
5 2 (0.50%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.25%) C
6 1 (0.25%) PHP
6 1 (0.25%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 398 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 243 (61.06%) CCNP
3 87 (21.86%) Security Cleared
4 72 (18.09%) SC Cleared
5 70 (17.59%) JNCIE
6 59 (14.82%) CCDP
7 58 (14.57%) CCNA
8 47 (11.81%) CCSE
9 46 (11.56%) CCIP
10 43 (10.80%) CCSA
11 34 (8.54%) Degree
11 34 (8.54%) JNCIA
12 25 (6.28%) Computer Science Degree
13 23 (5.78%) CISSP
13 23 (5.78%) HP ASE
14 22 (5.53%) CCIE Security
14 22 (5.53%) HP MASE
15 19 (4.77%) CCIE Routing and Switching
16 15 (3.77%) DV Cleared
17 14 (3.52%) CCIE Service Provider
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.76%) SLA
2 6 (1.51%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.75%) GPG13
4 2 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 18 (4.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (4.27%) Active Directory
3 10 (2.51%) vSphere
4 7 (1.76%) Firmware
4 7 (1.76%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.75%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.50%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (0.50%) vCloud
7 1 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.25%) Docker
7 1 (0.25%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 45 (11.31%) FortiGate
2 30 (7.54%) Cisco Prime
3 28 (7.04%) Cisco CUCM
4 21 (5.28%) Cisco UCCX
5 19 (4.77%) Cisco UCCE
6 9 (2.26%) SolarWinds Orion
7 8 (2.01%) Cacti
8 7 (1.76%) OpenView
9 6 (1.51%) QRadar
10 5 (1.26%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (1.26%) Puppet
10 5 (1.26%) Stealthwatch
11 4 (1.01%) Cobbler
11 4 (1.01%) vRealize
12 3 (0.75%) AirWatch
12 3 (0.75%) Nagios
12 3 (0.75%) TrustSec
12 3 (0.75%) vCenter Server
13 2 (0.50%) Nessus
13 2 (0.50%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 350 (87.94%) Cisco
2 114 (28.64%) Juniper
3 110 (27.64%) CheckPoint
4 82 (20.60%) F5
5 65 (16.33%) Palo Alto
6 57 (14.32%) Riverbed
7 49 (12.31%) Fortinet
8 40 (10.05%) HP
9 37 (9.30%) VMware
10 33 (8.29%) Microsoft
11 29 (7.29%) Citrix
12 23 (5.78%) Aruba
12 23 (5.78%) SolarWinds
13 13 (3.27%) Nokia
14 11 (2.76%) Blue Coat
15 9 (2.26%) Virgin Media
16 7 (1.76%) Avaya
16 7 (1.76%) Foundry
16 7 (1.76%) Red Hat
16 7 (1.76%) SAP
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