Period
to 24 January 2022

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 24 January 2022 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
24 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 618 421 461
Rank change year-on-year -197 +40 +89
Contract jobs citing CCIE 155 122 288
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.22% 0.36% 0.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.17% 1.54% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 90 202
10th Percentile £360 £358 £313
25th Percentile £450 £413 £395
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £463 £464
Median % change year-on-year +13.51% -0.27% -2.37%
75th Percentile £575 £503 £550
90th Percentile £676 £588 £636
UK median daily rate £525 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +13.51% +2.78% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
10th Percentile - - £37.25
25th Percentile £57.50 - £38.75
Median hourly rate £60.00 - £42.50
75th Percentile £62.50 - £45.63
90th Percentile - - £46.75
UK median hourly rate £60.00 - £42.50
% change year-on-year - - -9.57%

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 contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 13,239 7,931 14,090
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 19.13% 23.29% 21.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,548 5,190 9,138
10th Percentile £313 £275 £263
25th Percentile £413 £375 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £465
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% +2.15% +3.33%
75th Percentile £625 £572 £565
90th Percentile £700 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £525 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +10.53% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 600 394 546
10th Percentile £13.25 £15.00 £14.00
25th Percentile £17.20 £21.05 £17.50
Median hourly rate £38.15 £40.00 £32.00
Median % change year-on-year -4.63% +25.00% +22.98%
75th Percentile £53.28 £52.69 £49.50
90th Percentile £65.77 £63.03 £57.25
UK median hourly rate £39.53 £40.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year -1.80% +23.85% +22.84%

CCIE
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for CCIE in England

CCIE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing CCIE in England.

Daily rate trend for CCIE in England

CCIE
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing CCIE in England over the 6 months to 24 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for CCIE in England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing CCIE in England.

Hourly rate trend for CCIE in England

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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 24 January 2022. 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
Jobs
London -151 80 £550 +22.22% 27
South East -37 43 £450 - 3
North of England -58 8 £500 -2.44% 1
East of England -51 7 £513 +12.33% 2
Yorkshire -36 4 £400 -21.95%
North West -47 4 £588 +11.90%
South West -70 4 £475 +2.70% 1
East Midlands -29 3 £476 -4.75% 1
Midlands -71 3 £476 +8.86% 3
CCIE
UK

For the 6 months to 24 January 2022, IT contractor jobs citing CCIE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for CCIE.

1 155 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 121 (78.06%) Cisco
3 82 (52.90%) CCNP
4 76 (49.03%) Firewall
5 70 (45.16%) BGP
6 56 (36.13%) OSPF
7 49 (31.61%) MPLS
8 48 (30.97%) WAN
8 48 (30.97%) F5
9 42 (27.10%) Social Skills
9 42 (27.10%) Network Security
10 40 (25.81%) Data Centre
11 35 (22.58%) Network Design
12 31 (20.00%) Wireless
12 31 (20.00%) LAN
12 31 (20.00%) VPN
12 31 (20.00%) Juniper
13 29 (18.71%) Azure
13 29 (18.71%) AWS
14 28 (18.06%) Telecoms
14 28 (18.06%) EIGRP
14 28 (18.06%) Palo Alto
15 27 (17.42%) SD-WAN
15 27 (17.42%) CCNA
16 25 (16.13%) CheckPoint
17 24 (15.48%) Cisco Nexus
18 23 (14.84%) Banking
19 21 (13.55%) Ethernet
20 20 (12.90%) Nokia
20 20 (12.90%) VMware

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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 8 (5.16%) OpenStack
2 4 (2.58%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (0.65%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (5.81%) MS Visio
2 6 (3.87%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 29 (18.71%) AWS
1 29 (18.71%) Azure
2 12 (7.74%) GCP
3 8 (5.16%) IaaS
3 8 (5.16%) PaaS
4 5 (3.23%) AWS Direct Connect
5 4 (2.58%) SaaS
6 3 (1.94%) IBM Cloud
6 3 (1.94%) OpenShift
6 3 (1.94%) SoftLayer
7 2 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.29%) Microsoft 365
8 1 (0.65%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 1 (0.65%) Azure Stack
8 1 (0.65%) GitHub
8 1 (0.65%) Google Workspace
8 1 (0.65%) Nutanix
8 1 (0.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 76 (49.03%) Firewall
2 70 (45.16%) BGP
3 56 (36.13%) OSPF
4 49 (31.61%) MPLS
5 48 (30.97%) WAN
6 42 (27.10%) Network Security
7 31 (20.00%) LAN
7 31 (20.00%) VPN
7 31 (20.00%) Wireless
8 28 (18.06%) EIGRP
9 27 (17.42%) SD-WAN
10 24 (15.48%) Cisco Nexus
11 21 (13.55%) Ethernet
12 19 (12.26%) Cisco IOS
12 19 (12.26%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 19 (12.26%) SNMP
12 19 (12.26%) TCP/IP
13 17 (10.97%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 17 (10.97%) IOS XR
13 17 (10.97%) IPsec
Development Applications
1 5 (3.23%) JIRA
2 1 (0.65%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 42 (27.10%) Social Skills
2 28 (18.06%) Telecoms
3 23 (14.84%) Banking
4 14 (9.03%) Finance
5 11 (7.10%) Public Sector
6 10 (6.45%) Documentation Skills
7 9 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (3.87%) Influencing Skills
9 5 (3.23%) Financial Institution
9 5 (3.23%) Military
10 4 (2.58%) Law
11 3 (1.94%) Manufacturing
12 2 (1.29%) Aerospace
12 2 (1.29%) Automotive
12 2 (1.29%) Electronics
12 2 (1.29%) Marketing
12 2 (1.29%) Presentation Skills
13 1 (0.65%) Retail
Job Titles
1 57 (36.77%) Network Engineer
2 35 (22.58%) Architect
3 18 (11.61%) Network Architect
4 17 (10.97%) Consultant
5 15 (9.68%) Design Engineer
6 12 (7.74%) Cisco Engineer
6 12 (7.74%) Security Architect
7 11 (7.10%) Network Consultant
7 11 (7.10%) Solutions Architect
8 10 (6.45%) Cisco Design Engineer
9 9 (5.81%) IP Engineer
9 9 (5.81%) Network Design Engineer
9 9 (5.81%) Senior Network Engineer
10 7 (4.52%) Security Engineer
11 6 (3.87%) AWS Architect
11 6 (3.87%) Cisco Security Engineer
11 6 (3.87%) Network Security Architect
12 5 (3.23%) Cloud Architect
12 5 (3.23%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
13 4 (2.58%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.10%) Jinja
1 11 (7.10%) JSON
1 11 (7.10%) XML
2 8 (5.16%) 802.1X
3 4 (2.58%) OAuth
3 4 (2.58%) OAuth2
4 2 (1.29%) REST
4 2 (1.29%) SOAP
5 1 (0.65%) Middleware
5 1 (0.65%) Velocity
5 1 (0.65%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 40 (25.81%) Data Centre
2 14 (9.03%) Public Cloud
3 10 (6.45%) PKI
3 10 (6.45%) Private Cloud
4 6 (3.87%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 6 (3.87%) Hybrid Cloud
5 5 (3.23%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.94%) Cloud Native
6 3 (1.94%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (1.29%) Clustering
7 2 (1.29%) Fibre Optics
7 2 (1.29%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.29%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.65%) CCTV
8 1 (0.65%) FMCG
8 1 (0.65%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.65%) Kindle
8 1 (0.65%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.65%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.65%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (9.03%) Linux
2 11 (7.10%) Windows
3 7 (4.52%) Unix
4 2 (1.29%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.65%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (22.58%) Network Design
2 18 (11.61%) Change Management
2 18 (11.61%) DevOps
3 16 (10.32%) Migration
4 13 (8.39%) Load Balancing
4 13 (8.39%) Network Monitoring
5 12 (7.74%) Security Architecture
6 11 (7.10%) ITIL
6 11 (7.10%) Test Planning
7 10 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (6.45%) Network Management
7 10 (6.45%) Network Virtualisation
8 9 (5.81%) Network Architecture
8 9 (5.81%) Project Delivery
9 8 (5.16%) Computer Science
9 8 (5.16%) Presales
9 8 (5.16%) TOGAF
9 8 (5.16%) Use Case
9 8 (5.16%) Zero Trust
10 7 (4.52%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 18 (11.61%) Python
2 9 (5.81%) Perl
3 4 (2.58%) Bash
4 3 (1.94%) C
4 3 (1.94%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.29%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.65%) Go
Qualifications
1 155 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 82 (52.90%) CCNP
3 27 (17.42%) CCNA
4 20 (12.90%) Degree
5 18 (11.61%) Security Cleared
6 17 (10.97%) CCIE Service Provider
6 17 (10.97%) SC Cleared
7 16 (10.32%) CISSP
8 15 (9.68%) CCIE Security
9 14 (9.03%) CCIE Routing and Switching
10 11 (7.10%) CCIP
10 11 (7.10%) JNCIP
11 8 (5.16%) CCDP
11 8 (5.16%) CISM
11 8 (5.16%) CRISC
12 6 (3.87%) CCIE Wireless
12 6 (3.87%) Computer Science Degree
13 4 (2.58%) CEH
13 4 (2.58%) JNCIE
14 3 (1.94%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.16%) SLA
2 2 (1.29%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.65%) GRC
System Software
1 13 (8.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (4.52%) VMware NSX
3 6 (3.87%) Docker
3 6 (3.87%) vCloud
4 4 (2.58%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (2.58%) VMware Workstation
5 3 (1.94%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (8.39%) FortiGate
2 10 (6.45%) Ansible
3 8 (5.16%) Terraform
4 7 (4.52%) Kubernetes
5 4 (2.58%) Nagios
5 4 (2.58%) Stealthwatch
6 3 (1.94%) CASB
6 3 (1.94%) vRealize
7 2 (1.29%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (1.29%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.29%) Puppet
8 1 (0.65%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.65%) Cisco UCCE
8 1 (0.65%) VxRail
Vendors
1 121 (78.06%) Cisco
2 48 (30.97%) F5
3 31 (20.00%) Juniper
4 28 (18.06%) Palo Alto
5 25 (16.13%) CheckPoint
6 20 (12.90%) Nokia
6 20 (12.90%) VMware
7 18 (11.61%) Fortinet
8 14 (9.03%) Aruba
9 11 (7.10%) ADVA
9 11 (7.10%) Ciena
9 11 (7.10%) Microsoft
9 11 (7.10%) Nortel
10 10 (6.45%) Meraki
11 8 (5.16%) SolarWinds
12 7 (4.52%) Infoblox
13 6 (3.87%) Ekahau
13 6 (3.87%) Extreme Networks
13 6 (3.87%) Huawei
14 5 (3.23%) Google