Period
to 22 September 2021

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 22 September 2021 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
22 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 616 358 462
Rank change year-on-year -258 +104 +143
Contract jobs citing CCIE 114 133 367
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.18% 0.51% 0.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.95% 1.99% 2.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 108 236
10th Percentile £360 " £325
25th Percentile £419 £413 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £488
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% -2.56% +8.94%
75th Percentile £575 £575 £558
90th Percentile £675 £608 £610
UK median daily rate £500 £469 £475
% change year-on-year +6.67% -1.32% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
10th Percentile " " £37.50
25th Percentile £57.50 " £39.38
Median hourly rate £60.00 - £45.00
75th Percentile £62.50 " £49.38
90th Percentile " " £50.50
UK median hourly rate £60.00 - £45.00

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 12,037 6,677 15,690
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.77% 25.78% 19.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,776 4,530 9,966
10th Percentile £313 £300 £263
25th Percentile £406 £400 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £480 £475
Median % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
75th Percentile £600 £575 £575
90th Percentile £688 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £465
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 582 220 647
10th Percentile £12.40 £15.81 £13.42
25th Percentile £16.25 £20.63 £17.50
Median hourly rate £33.50 £34.48 £40.00
Median % change year-on-year -2.82% -13.81% +77.78%
75th Percentile £54.47 £48.75 £50.00
90th Percentile £65.50 £64.50 £60.56
UK median hourly rate £33.00 £31.61 £40.00
% change year-on-year +4.40% -20.98% +74.44%

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 22 September 2021.

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 22 September 2021. 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 -204 49 £475 +5.56% 20
South East -65 33 £500 -9.09% 5
North of England -78 12 £550 +22.22% 9
Yorkshire -40 5 £550 +10.00% 1
East of England -43 5 £475 - 4
North West -57 4 £675 +58.82% 8
Midlands -100 4 £450 -18.18% 5
South West -64 3 £650 +40.54% 1
West Midlands -84 3 £450 -18.18% 3
North East - 3 £550 -
East Midlands -42 1 £375 - 2
CCIE
UK

For the 6 months to 22 September 2021, 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.

1 114 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 94 (82.46%) Cisco
3 60 (52.63%) CCNP
3 60 (52.63%) Firewall
4 40 (35.09%) Data Centre
5 37 (32.46%) Network Security
6 36 (31.58%) WAN
7 34 (29.82%) F5
8 31 (27.19%) BGP
9 30 (26.32%) AWS
10 28 (24.56%) Network Design
11 26 (22.81%) LAN
12 25 (21.93%) Wireless
12 25 (21.93%) Azure
13 24 (21.05%) OSPF
13 24 (21.05%) CheckPoint
13 24 (21.05%) Social Skills
14 23 (20.18%) Palo Alto
15 22 (19.30%) MPLS
16 21 (18.42%) CCNA
16 21 (18.42%) VPN
16 21 (18.42%) Security Cleared
17 19 (16.67%) SC Cleared
17 19 (16.67%) Migration
18 18 (15.79%) VMware
18 18 (15.79%) Python
19 17 (14.91%) Cisco ASA
20 16 (14.04%) Cisco Nexus
20 16 (14.04%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
20 16 (14.04%) Multicast

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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 1 (0.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (7.02%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.75%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 30 (26.32%) AWS
2 25 (21.93%) Azure
3 10 (8.77%) GCP
4 7 (6.14%) IaaS
5 6 (5.26%) AWS Direct Connect
5 6 (5.26%) IBM Cloud
5 6 (5.26%) PaaS
5 6 (5.26%) SoftLayer
6 2 (1.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.88%) Azure Sentinel
7 1 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.88%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 60 (52.63%) Firewall
2 37 (32.46%) Network Security
3 36 (31.58%) WAN
4 31 (27.19%) BGP
5 26 (22.81%) LAN
6 25 (21.93%) Wireless
7 24 (21.05%) OSPF
8 22 (19.30%) MPLS
9 21 (18.42%) VPN
10 17 (14.91%) Cisco ASA
11 16 (14.04%) Cisco Nexus
11 16 (14.04%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 16 (14.04%) Multicast
12 14 (12.28%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 14 (12.28%) TCP/IP
13 13 (11.40%) Wi-Fi
14 12 (10.53%) SD-WAN
14 12 (10.53%) Software-Defined Networking
15 11 (9.65%) EIGRP
15 11 (9.65%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.75%) MySQL
1 2 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (4.39%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.88%) JIRA
General
1 24 (21.05%) Social Skills
2 14 (12.28%) Finance
2 14 (12.28%) Telecoms
3 9 (7.89%) Documentation Skills
4 7 (6.14%) Banking
5 4 (3.51%) Law
6 3 (2.63%) Aerospace
6 3 (2.63%) Presentation Skills
6 3 (2.63%) Public Sector
7 2 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.75%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.75%) Influencing Skills
7 2 (1.75%) Legal
8 1 (0.88%) Back Office
8 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.88%) Military
8 1 (0.88%) Police
Job Titles
1 50 (43.86%) Network Engineer
2 32 (28.07%) Architect
3 26 (22.81%) Network Architect
4 12 (10.53%) Senior Network Engineer
5 10 (8.77%) Cisco Engineer
6 8 (7.02%) Security Engineer
7 7 (6.14%) Cisco Architect
7 7 (6.14%) Cisco Network Architect
7 7 (6.14%) Design Engineer
7 7 (6.14%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 6 (5.26%) Security Architect
9 5 (4.39%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 5 (4.39%) Consultant
9 5 (4.39%) IP Architect
9 5 (4.39%) Network Design Engineer
9 5 (4.39%) Senior Architect
9 5 (4.39%) Senior Network Architect
10 4 (3.51%) Core Network Architect
10 4 (3.51%) Designer
10 4 (3.51%) IP Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.63%) 802.1X
1 3 (2.63%) XMPP
2 2 (1.75%) Jinja
2 2 (1.75%) JSON
2 2 (1.75%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 40 (35.09%) Data Centre
2 12 (10.53%) Public Cloud
3 7 (6.14%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (3.51%) PKI
5 3 (2.63%) CAN bus
5 3 (2.63%) Replication
6 2 (1.75%) CCTV
6 2 (1.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (1.75%) Handset
6 2 (1.75%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.75%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.88%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.88%) Fibre Optics
7 1 (0.88%) Industry 4.0
Operating Systems
1 11 (9.65%) Linux
2 10 (8.77%) Windows
3 8 (7.02%) Unix
4 3 (2.63%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (24.56%) Network Design
2 19 (16.67%) Migration
3 12 (10.53%) Change Management
3 12 (10.53%) Network Management
3 12 (10.53%) Security Architecture
4 9 (7.89%) ITIL
5 8 (7.02%) Load Balancing
5 8 (7.02%) Network Architecture
6 7 (6.14%) Configuration Management
7 6 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (5.26%) Network Monitoring
7 6 (5.26%) Network Virtualisation
7 6 (5.26%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (4.39%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (4.39%) Cybersecurity
8 5 (4.39%) Deployment Automation
8 5 (4.39%) DevOps
8 5 (4.39%) Information Security
8 5 (4.39%) Release Management
8 5 (4.39%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 18 (15.79%) Python
2 2 (1.75%) Bash Shell
2 2 (1.75%) Perl
2 2 (1.75%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 114 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 60 (52.63%) CCNP
3 21 (18.42%) CCNA
3 21 (18.42%) Security Cleared
4 19 (16.67%) SC Cleared
5 12 (10.53%) CISSP
6 11 (9.65%) Degree
7 9 (7.89%) CCIE Service Provider
8 8 (7.02%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 8 (7.02%) CCIE Security
9 7 (6.14%) CISM
10 6 (5.26%) CCDE
10 6 (5.26%) CCSA
10 6 (5.26%) CCSE
10 6 (5.26%) JNCIP
11 5 (4.39%) CCDP
11 5 (4.39%) CRISC
12 4 (3.51%) CCIE Wireless
12 4 (3.51%) CISA
13 3 (2.63%) CCIE Data Center
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.39%) SLA
2 2 (1.75%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.88%) GDPR
3 1 (0.88%) GRC
3 1 (0.88%) NIST
3 1 (0.88%) PMO
3 1 (0.88%) QA
3 1 (0.88%) SOC 2
System Software
1 11 (9.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (7.02%) VMware NSX
3 4 (3.51%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.75%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (11.40%) Ansible
2 7 (6.14%) Terraform
3 3 (2.63%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (2.63%) Stealthwatch
4 2 (1.75%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (1.75%) Cisco UCCE
4 2 (1.75%) FlexNet
4 2 (1.75%) FortiGate
4 2 (1.75%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (1.75%) Nagios
4 2 (1.75%) Nessus
Vendors
1 94 (82.46%) Cisco
2 34 (29.82%) F5
3 24 (21.05%) CheckPoint
4 23 (20.18%) Palo Alto
5 18 (15.79%) VMware
6 16 (14.04%) Juniper
7 13 (11.40%) Meraki
8 12 (10.53%) Nokia
9 10 (8.77%) Fortinet
9 10 (8.77%) Infoblox
10 9 (7.89%) Citrix
10 9 (7.89%) Microsoft
11 7 (6.14%) Aruba
12 6 (5.26%) Ekahau
12 6 (5.26%) Google
12 6 (5.26%) IBM
12 6 (5.26%) Zscaler
13 4 (3.51%) Arista
13 4 (3.51%) Huawei
13 4 (3.51%) IronPort