Period
to 5 August 2020

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 5 August 2020 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
5 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 378 477 594
Rank change year-on-year +99 +117 -118
Contract jobs citing CCIE 142 347 287
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.45% 0.42% 0.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.82% 2.18% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 222 191
Median daily rate £450 £478 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.76% +7.30% -1.11%
10th Percentile £363 £332 £313
90th Percentile £637 £600 £638
UK median daily rate £438 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -7.89% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £46.25 -
UK median hourly rate - £46.25 -

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 7,791 15,890 17,656
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 24.65% 19.14% 18.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,702 9,725 10,446
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.14%
10th Percentile £292 £268 £250
90th Percentile £638 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 375 698 841
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +53.85% -21.55%
10th Percentile £16.42 £12.86 £13.00
90th Percentile £55.75 £60.00 £50.25
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £22.66
% change year-on-year - +54.46% -24.05%

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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

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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

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Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing CCIE in England over the 6 months to 5 August 2020.

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 5 August 2020. 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 +124 63 £425 -15.00% 14
Midlands +92 30 £590 +15.69% 2
South East +103 28 £495 +10.00% 1
West Midlands +71 28 £583 +15.06% 2
North of England +95 9 £475 +4.40% 2
South West +81 9 £425 -8.11% 1
North West +69 7 £425 -7.61% 1
East of England +75 2 £475 +11.76% 1
Yorkshire +65 2 £575 +39.39% 1
East Midlands +57 1 - -
CCIE
UK

For the 6 months to 5 August 2020, 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.

1 142 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 127 (89.44%) Cisco
3 100 (70.42%) CCNP
4 59 (41.55%) Firewall
5 58 (40.85%) Cisco Nexus
6 54 (38.03%) Data Centre
7 51 (35.92%) WAN
8 49 (34.51%) BGP
9 46 (32.39%) LAN
10 42 (29.58%) Security Cleared
11 40 (28.17%) OSPF
12 38 (26.76%) Juniper
13 36 (25.35%) Finance
13 36 (25.35%) Migration
14 31 (21.83%) DV Cleared
15 30 (21.13%) MPLS
15 30 (21.13%) VPN
16 28 (19.72%) EIGRP
17 27 (19.01%) Python
18 26 (18.31%) VoIP
18 26 (18.31%) CCDP
19 25 (17.61%) CCNA
20 24 (16.90%) Network Design
21 23 (16.20%) F5
22 22 (15.49%) Cisco ISE
22 22 (15.49%) CCIE Routing and Switching
22 22 (15.49%) Microsoft
22 22 (15.49%) CheckPoint
22 22 (15.49%) Oracle
23 21 (14.79%) CCIE Collaboration

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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 13 (9.15%) Skype for Business
2 6 (4.23%) Confluence
3 3 (2.11%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.70%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.70%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (2.82%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.34%) AWS
1 9 (6.34%) Azure
2 7 (4.93%) GCP
3 1 (0.70%) IaaS
3 1 (0.70%) Office 365
3 1 (0.70%) PaaS
3 1 (0.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 59 (41.55%) Firewall
2 58 (40.85%) Cisco Nexus
3 51 (35.92%) WAN
4 49 (34.51%) BGP
5 46 (32.39%) LAN
6 40 (28.17%) OSPF
7 30 (21.13%) MPLS
7 30 (21.13%) VPN
8 28 (19.72%) EIGRP
9 26 (18.31%) VoIP
10 22 (15.49%) Cisco ISE
11 21 (14.79%) DMVPN
12 19 (13.38%) Cisco ASA
13 17 (11.97%) Network Security
14 16 (11.27%) IPsec
14 16 (11.27%) SNMP
14 16 (11.27%) Wireless
15 14 (9.86%) DHCP
15 14 (9.86%) DNS
16 13 (9.15%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.70%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (2.82%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.41%) JIRA
2 2 (1.41%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.70%) Bitbucket
General
1 36 (25.35%) Finance
2 11 (7.75%) Telecoms
3 9 (6.34%) Public Sector
4 5 (3.52%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.82%) Banking
6 3 (2.11%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.41%) Electronics
7 2 (1.41%) French Language
7 2 (1.41%) Marketing
7 2 (1.41%) Military
7 2 (1.41%) Police
8 1 (0.70%) Back Office
8 1 (0.70%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.70%) German Language
8 1 (0.70%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.70%) Law
8 1 (0.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 73 (51.41%) Network Engineer
2 46 (32.39%) Architect
3 31 (21.83%) Senior Network Engineer
4 18 (12.68%) Network Architect
5 9 (6.34%) Design Engineer
6 8 (5.63%) Cisco Architect
6 8 (5.63%) Network Design Engineer
6 8 (5.63%) Security Engineer
6 8 (5.63%) Technical Architect
7 7 (4.93%) Network Security Engineer
8 5 (3.52%) Security Architect
8 5 (3.52%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (2.82%) Cisco Engineer
9 4 (2.82%) Cisco Network Architect
9 4 (2.82%) Consultant
9 4 (2.82%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
9 4 (2.82%) Infrastructure Architect
10 3 (2.11%) LAN Engineer
10 3 (2.11%) LAN/WAN Engineer
10 3 (2.11%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.52%) 802.1X
2 2 (1.41%) Web Services
3 1 (0.70%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (0.70%) Middleware
3 1 (0.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 54 (38.03%) Data Centre
2 10 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.63%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.52%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (2.82%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.41%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.70%) CMDB
7 1 (0.70%) Cyber Defence
7 1 (0.70%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.70%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.70%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.70%) PKI
7 1 (0.70%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.70%) User Experience
7 1 (0.70%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 19 (13.38%) Linux
2 6 (4.23%) Windows
3 3 (2.11%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.70%) Solaris
4 1 (0.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (25.35%) Migration
2 24 (16.90%) Network Design
3 19 (13.38%) Enterprise Architecture
3 19 (13.38%) TOGAF
4 15 (10.56%) ITIL
4 15 (10.56%) Project Management
5 14 (9.86%) Change Management
6 13 (9.15%) Project Delivery
6 13 (9.15%) Zachman Framework
7 12 (8.45%) Load Balancing
8 11 (7.75%) Configuration Management
8 11 (7.75%) Network Architecture
9 10 (7.04%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (7.04%) Network Management
9 10 (7.04%) Service Delivery
10 9 (6.34%) Cryptography
10 9 (6.34%) Customer Requirements
10 9 (6.34%) MODAF
11 8 (5.63%) DevOps
11 8 (5.63%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 27 (19.01%) Python
2 2 (1.41%) Lisp
2 2 (1.41%) Perl
3 1 (0.70%) C
3 1 (0.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 142 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 100 (70.42%) CCNP
3 42 (29.58%) Security Cleared
4 31 (21.83%) DV Cleared
5 26 (18.31%) CCDP
6 25 (17.61%) CCNA
7 22 (15.49%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 21 (14.79%) CCIE Collaboration
9 19 (13.38%) CISSP
10 15 (10.56%) Microsoft Certification
11 14 (9.86%) CCDA
12 12 (8.45%) Degree
12 12 (8.45%) SC Cleared
13 9 (6.34%) CCDE
14 8 (5.63%) JNCIE
15 5 (3.52%) CCIE Service Provider
16 4 (2.82%) BC Cleared
16 4 (2.82%) BPSS Clearance
17 3 (2.11%) CISA
17 3 (2.11%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.41%) NIST
2 2 (1.41%) QA
2 2 (1.41%) SLA
3 1 (0.70%) GDPR
3 1 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.70%) NCSC
System Software
1 12 (8.45%) Active Directory
2 11 (7.75%) Hyper-V
3 4 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.41%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.70%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (4.23%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (2.11%) Ansible
2 3 (2.11%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (2.11%) Cisco UCCX
3 2 (1.41%) FortiGate
3 2 (1.41%) TrustSec
4 1 (0.70%) Cacti
4 1 (0.70%) Icinga
4 1 (0.70%) Kibana
4 1 (0.70%) logstash
4 1 (0.70%) Nagios
4 1 (0.70%) OpenView
4 1 (0.70%) RANCID
4 1 (0.70%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (0.70%) vCenter Server
4 1 (0.70%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 127 (89.44%) Cisco
2 38 (26.76%) Juniper
3 23 (16.20%) F5
4 22 (15.49%) CheckPoint
4 22 (15.49%) Microsoft
4 22 (15.49%) Oracle
5 19 (13.38%) SolarWinds
6 17 (11.97%) Palo Alto
7 16 (11.27%) Dell
7 16 (11.27%) VMware
8 15 (10.56%) Splunk
9 8 (5.63%) Nokia
10 6 (4.23%) Google
10 6 (4.23%) Huawei
11 4 (2.82%) Blue Coat
11 4 (2.82%) Citrix
12 3 (2.11%) Avaya
12 3 (2.11%) HP
12 3 (2.11%) Polycom
12 3 (2.11%) Tandberg