Period
to 13 June 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 13 June 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
13 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 519 416 509
Rank change year-on-year -103 +93 +55
Contract jobs citing CCIE 114 178 328
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.23% 0.46% 0.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.14% 1.92% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 129 192
10th Percentile £363 £362 £350
25th Percentile £413 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £470 £490 £478
Median % change year-on-year -4.08% +2.62% +6.11%
75th Percentile £575 £588 £538
90th Percentile £703 £650 £624
UK median daily rate £475 £490 £475
% change year-on-year -3.06% +3.16% +4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £62.00 £43.75 -
Median % change year-on-year +41.71% - -
UK median hourly rate £62.00 £43.75 -
% change year-on-year +41.71% - -

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 10,003 9,269 15,647
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.54% 23.86% 18.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,416 6,021 9,791
10th Percentile £305 £290 £275
25th Percentile £400 £390 £368
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £588 £575 £575
90th Percentile £675 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £497 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +4.68% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 486 321 655
10th Percentile £14.00 £14.75 £12.25
25th Percentile £17.63 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate £36.09 £27.50 £31.50
Median % change year-on-year +31.25% -12.70% +40.00%
75th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £47.50
90th Percentile £62.30 £57.50 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £34.01 £30.05 £31.61
% change year-on-year +13.16% -4.92% +47.00%

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 13 June 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

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 13 June 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 -77 52 £470 +10.59% 10
South East +2 26 £500 +2.04% 8
Midlands -48 12 £450 -25.00% 4
West Midlands -44 11 £450 -25.00% 3
North of England +1 9 £528 +14.67% 2
South West +14 7 £400 -5.88% 4
Yorkshire +15 6 £505 -12.17% 1
East of England +2 6 £563 +62.57%
North West -7 3 £550 +29.41% 1
East Midlands +3 1 £375 - 1
CCIE
UK

For the 6 months to 13 June 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 93 (81.58%) Cisco
3 62 (54.39%) CCNP
4 46 (40.35%) WAN
5 45 (39.47%) Firewall
6 44 (38.60%) Data Centre
7 39 (34.21%) LAN
8 33 (28.95%) Network Design
9 32 (28.07%) MPLS
10 29 (25.44%) BGP
10 29 (25.44%) F5
11 26 (22.81%) VPN
12 25 (21.93%) Network Security
13 24 (21.05%) OSPF
14 22 (19.30%) Migration
14 22 (19.30%) Cisco Nexus
15 21 (18.42%) CCNA
16 19 (16.67%) Finance
17 18 (15.79%) Telecoms
17 18 (15.79%) Security Cleared
17 18 (15.79%) Fortinet
18 17 (14.91%) Cisco ASA
18 17 (14.91%) Azure
18 17 (14.91%) Wireless
18 17 (14.91%) CheckPoint
18 17 (14.91%) Multicast
18 17 (14.91%) Palo Alto
19 16 (14.04%) SD-WAN
19 16 (14.04%) Juniper
19 16 (14.04%) Python

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 1 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (0.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (6.14%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.75%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 17 (14.91%) Azure
2 15 (13.16%) AWS
3 5 (4.39%) GCP
4 3 (2.63%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 3 (2.63%) IaaS
4 3 (2.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (1.75%) Microsoft 365
5 2 (1.75%) PaaS
5 2 (1.75%) SaaS
6 1 (0.88%) Azure Sentinel
6 1 (0.88%) GitHub
6 1 (0.88%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (0.88%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 46 (40.35%) WAN
2 45 (39.47%) Firewall
3 39 (34.21%) LAN
4 32 (28.07%) MPLS
5 29 (25.44%) BGP
6 26 (22.81%) VPN
7 25 (21.93%) Network Security
8 24 (21.05%) OSPF
9 22 (19.30%) Cisco Nexus
10 17 (14.91%) Cisco ASA
10 17 (14.91%) Multicast
10 17 (14.91%) Wireless
11 16 (14.04%) SD-WAN
12 15 (13.16%) TCP/IP
13 14 (12.28%) VLAN
14 13 (11.40%) Wi-Fi
15 11 (9.65%) WLAN
16 10 (8.77%) Cisco ISE
17 9 (7.89%) EIGRP
17 9 (7.89%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.75%) MySQL
1 2 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (4.39%) Sonatype Nexus
2 4 (3.51%) JIRA
3 2 (1.75%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 19 (16.67%) Finance
2 18 (15.79%) Telecoms
3 14 (12.28%) Social Skills
4 6 (5.26%) Documentation Skills
5 4 (3.51%) Banking
5 4 (3.51%) Legal
6 2 (1.75%) Billing
6 2 (1.75%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.75%) Organisational Skills
7 1 (0.88%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.88%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.88%) Back Office
7 1 (0.88%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.88%) French Language
7 1 (0.88%) Military
7 1 (0.88%) Police
7 1 (0.88%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 46 (40.35%) Network Engineer
2 41 (35.96%) Architect
3 36 (31.58%) Network Architect
4 12 (10.53%) Senior Network Engineer
5 10 (8.77%) Cisco Engineer
6 9 (7.89%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 9 (7.89%) Design Engineer
7 7 (6.14%) Cisco Architect
8 6 (5.26%) Cisco Network Architect
8 6 (5.26%) Consultant
8 6 (5.26%) Designer
9 5 (4.39%) IP Architect
9 5 (4.39%) Network Consultant
9 5 (4.39%) Network Design Engineer
9 5 (4.39%) Network Designer
9 5 (4.39%) Security Engineer
9 5 (4.39%) Senior Architect
10 4 (3.51%) Core Network Architect
10 4 (3.51%) Network Manager
10 4 (3.51%) Senior Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.39%) 802.1X
2 4 (3.51%) Jinja
3 2 (1.75%) XMPP
3 2 (1.75%) YAML
4 1 (0.88%) JSON
4 1 (0.88%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 44 (38.60%) Data Centre
2 6 (5.26%) Public Cloud
3 3 (2.63%) CAN bus
3 3 (2.63%) CCTV
3 3 (2.63%) Replication
3 3 (2.63%) Virtual Team
4 2 (1.75%) Fibre Optics
4 2 (1.75%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.75%) PKI
5 1 (0.88%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (0.88%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.88%) Industry 4.0
5 1 (0.88%) PMI
5 1 (0.88%) SCADA
5 1 (0.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (11.40%) Linux
2 11 (9.65%) Windows
3 6 (5.26%) Windows Server
4 4 (3.51%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (28.95%) Network Design
2 22 (19.30%) Migration
3 10 (8.77%) Network Architecture
4 8 (7.02%) Architectural Design
4 8 (7.02%) Kalman Filter
4 8 (7.02%) Load Balancing
4 8 (7.02%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (6.14%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (5.26%) DevOps
6 6 (5.26%) ITIL
6 6 (5.26%) Low Latency
6 6 (5.26%) Network Monitoring
6 6 (5.26%) Problem-Solving
6 6 (5.26%) Use Case
7 5 (4.39%) Presales
7 5 (4.39%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (4.39%) Technical Architecture
8 4 (3.51%) Capacity Planning
8 4 (3.51%) Computer Science
8 4 (3.51%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (14.04%) Python
2 4 (3.51%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.75%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.88%) Java
Qualifications
1 114 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 62 (54.39%) CCNP
3 21 (18.42%) CCNA
4 18 (15.79%) Security Cleared
5 14 (12.28%) SC Cleared
6 10 (8.77%) CCDE
7 9 (7.89%) Degree
8 8 (7.02%) CCA
8 8 (7.02%) CCDP
9 7 (6.14%) CCIE Security
9 7 (6.14%) CISSP
10 5 (4.39%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (4.39%) CCIE Service Provider
10 5 (4.39%) CCSE
11 4 (3.51%) CCIE Data Center
11 4 (3.51%) CCSA
11 4 (3.51%) CISM
11 4 (3.51%) DV Cleared
11 4 (3.51%) JNCIE
11 4 (3.51%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.39%) SLA
2 1 (0.88%) GDPR
2 1 (0.88%) NIST
2 1 (0.88%) PMO
2 1 (0.88%) QA
2 1 (0.88%) SOC 2
System Software
1 10 (8.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (4.39%) VMware NSX
3 4 (3.51%) vSphere
4 2 (1.75%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.75%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.75%) KVM
4 2 (1.75%) ProxySG
4 2 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.88%) Docker
5 1 (0.88%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 11 (9.65%) Ansible
2 4 (3.51%) Cisco Prime
2 4 (3.51%) Nessus
3 3 (2.63%) FlexNet
3 3 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (2.63%) Puppet
4 2 (1.75%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (1.75%) Nagios
4 2 (1.75%) Salt
5 1 (0.88%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.88%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 93 (81.58%) Cisco
2 29 (25.44%) F5
3 18 (15.79%) Fortinet
4 17 (14.91%) CheckPoint
4 17 (14.91%) Palo Alto
5 16 (14.04%) Juniper
6 12 (10.53%) Aruba
6 12 (10.53%) Meraki
6 12 (10.53%) Microsoft
6 12 (10.53%) VMware
7 9 (7.89%) Infoblox
8 8 (7.02%) Zscaler
9 7 (6.14%) Arista
10 6 (5.26%) Huawei
10 6 (5.26%) Nokia
11 5 (4.39%) SolarWinds
12 4 (3.51%) Citrix
12 4 (3.51%) Qualys
13 3 (2.63%) Avaya
13 3 (2.63%) CA