Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 436 537 540
Rank change year-on-year +101 +3 -101
Contract jobs citing CCIE 256 327 333
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.41% 0.36% 0.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.91% 1.85% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 195 207
England median daily rate £450 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £325 £359 £327
90th Percentile £639 £625 £653
UK median daily rate £450 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 3
England median hourly rate £40.00 - £49.00
10th Percentile £35.38 - £41.40
90th Percentile £46.38 - £51.00
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £47.00 £49.00
% change year-on-year -14.89% -4.08% +48.48%

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 13,391 17,716 17,694
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.60% 19.52% 18.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,283 10,630 10,859
England median daily rate £473 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £230
90th Percentile £640 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +2.78% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 581 808 792
England median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +20.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £14.75 £12.56 £12.00
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.33 £50.25
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% +20.00% -9.09%

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

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CCIE in England over the 6 months to 21 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CCIE in England

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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
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 21 February 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 +56 94 £425 -15.00% 29
South East +88 70 £450 +5.88% 17
Midlands +93 44 £510 +27.38% 10
West Midlands +73 36 £520 +16.85% 10
North of England +57 27 £450 - 10
North West +27 17 £425 -5.56% 5
East of England +37 12 £400 -5.88% 5
Yorkshire +45 9 £575 +35.29% 5
East Midlands +44 8 £450 +42.86%
South West +22 6 £463 +10.12% 6
North East - 2 £213 -
CCIE
UK

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 256 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 219 (85.55%) Cisco
3 171 (66.80%) CCNP
4 103 (40.23%) WAN
4 103 (40.23%) Firewall
5 93 (36.33%) LAN
6 80 (31.25%) BGP
7 79 (30.86%) Security Cleared
8 68 (26.56%) Cisco Nexus
8 68 (26.56%) Data Centre
9 63 (24.61%) CCNA
9 63 (24.61%) Network Design
10 61 (23.83%) MPLS
11 56 (21.88%) Juniper
12 52 (20.31%) OSPF
12 52 (20.31%) F5
13 49 (19.14%) SC Cleared
14 47 (18.36%) VPN
15 44 (17.19%) Network Security
16 43 (16.80%) Python
17 41 (16.02%) Wireless
18 40 (15.63%) Migration
18 40 (15.63%) EIGRP
19 39 (15.23%) CCIE Routing and Switching
20 36 (14.06%) CheckPoint
20 36 (14.06%) Telecoms
20 36 (14.06%) Cisco ASA
21 34 (13.28%) Palo Alto
22 33 (12.89%) CCDA
22 33 (12.89%) CCDP

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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 5 (1.95%) Confluence
1 5 (1.95%) OpenStack
2 4 (1.56%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.17%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.17%) WebLogic
4 2 (0.78%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.78%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.39%) Apache
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 5 (1.95%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.78%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.39%) assyst
1 1 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.39%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 15 (5.86%) Azure
2 14 (5.47%) AWS
3 3 (1.17%) SaaS
4 1 (0.39%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 1 (0.39%) GCP
4 1 (0.39%) IaaS
4 1 (0.39%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 103 (40.23%) Firewall
1 103 (40.23%) WAN
2 93 (36.33%) LAN
3 80 (31.25%) BGP
4 68 (26.56%) Cisco Nexus
5 61 (23.83%) MPLS
6 52 (20.31%) OSPF
7 47 (18.36%) VPN
8 44 (17.19%) Network Security
9 41 (16.02%) Wireless
10 40 (15.63%) EIGRP
11 36 (14.06%) Cisco ASA
12 24 (9.38%) Cisco ISE
13 21 (8.20%) DMVPN
13 21 (8.20%) Internet
13 21 (8.20%) VoIP
14 20 (7.81%) Multicast
14 20 (7.81%) TCP/IP
15 19 (7.42%) DHCP
16 18 (7.03%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.56%) Big Data
2 3 (1.17%) Hadoop
2 3 (1.17%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.78%) Amazon Redshift
3 2 (0.78%) MySQL
4 1 (0.39%) DB2
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (2.73%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 5 (1.95%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.17%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.39%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.39%) JIRA
4 1 (0.39%) Postman
4 1 (0.39%) SoapUI
General
1 36 (14.06%) Telecoms
2 27 (10.55%) Finance
3 8 (3.13%) Marketing
3 8 (3.13%) Public Sector
4 5 (1.95%) Financial Institution
5 4 (1.56%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.17%) Electronics
6 3 (1.17%) Multimedia
7 2 (0.78%) Advertising
7 2 (0.78%) Military
8 1 (0.39%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.39%) French Language
8 1 (0.39%) Front Office
8 1 (0.39%) Law
8 1 (0.39%) Legal
8 1 (0.39%) Police
8 1 (0.39%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 143 (55.86%) Network Engineer
2 62 (24.22%) Architect
3 43 (16.80%) Network Architect
4 27 (10.55%) Senior Network Engineer
5 23 (8.98%) Cisco Engineer
6 21 (8.20%) Design Engineer
7 20 (7.81%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 18 (7.03%) Network Design Engineer
8 18 (7.03%) Security Engineer
9 13 (5.08%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
10 12 (4.69%) Network Security Engineer
10 12 (4.69%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
11 10 (3.91%) Cisco Architect
11 10 (3.91%) Consultant
11 10 (3.91%) Security Architect
12 8 (3.13%) Solutions Architect
13 7 (2.73%) Cloud Engineer
13 7 (2.73%) Network Security Architect
13 7 (2.73%) WAN Engineer
14 6 (2.34%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (5.47%) 802.1X
2 4 (1.56%) Middleware
3 3 (1.17%) XML
4 2 (0.78%) JSON
4 2 (0.78%) XMPP
5 1 (0.39%) CSS
5 1 (0.39%) Jinja
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.39%) REST
5 1 (0.39%) SOAP
5 1 (0.39%) XSLT
5 1 (0.39%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 68 (26.56%) Data Centre
2 11 (4.30%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (3.91%) Public Cloud
4 8 (3.13%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.73%) PKI
6 5 (1.95%) Hedge funds
7 4 (1.56%) Driving Licence
7 4 (1.56%) Grid Computing
7 4 (1.56%) PMI
7 4 (1.56%) User Experience
8 3 (1.17%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (1.17%) IPTV
8 3 (1.17%) Security Operations Centre
9 2 (0.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (0.78%) e-Learning
9 2 (0.78%) NHS
9 2 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.78%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.78%) Wiki
10 1 (0.39%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 20 (7.81%) Linux
2 10 (3.91%) Windows
3 6 (2.34%) Unix
4 2 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.39%) Android
5 1 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.39%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (24.61%) Network Design
2 40 (15.63%) Migration
3 29 (11.33%) Cryptography
4 25 (9.77%) Project Delivery
5 23 (8.98%) Service Delivery
6 21 (8.20%) Load Balancing
7 20 (7.81%) Network Architecture
8 19 (7.42%) Change Management
8 19 (7.42%) Incident Management
9 18 (7.03%) Validation
10 17 (6.64%) Service Management
11 16 (6.25%) Configuration Management
11 16 (6.25%) Problem Management
12 15 (5.86%) ITIL
12 15 (5.86%) ITSM
13 14 (5.47%) Knowledge Management
14 13 (5.08%) Network Management
15 12 (4.69%) Presales
15 12 (4.69%) Problem-Solving
15 12 (4.69%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (16.80%) Python
2 6 (2.34%) PowerShell
3 4 (1.56%) C
3 4 (1.56%) SQL
4 1 (0.39%) Java
4 1 (0.39%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 256 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 171 (66.80%) CCNP
3 79 (30.86%) Security Cleared
4 63 (24.61%) CCNA
5 49 (19.14%) SC Cleared
6 39 (15.23%) CCIE Routing and Switching
7 33 (12.89%) CCDA
7 33 (12.89%) CCDP
8 31 (12.11%) DV Cleared
9 20 (7.81%) Degree
10 16 (6.25%) CCIE Security
11 13 (5.08%) CCIE Service Provider
11 13 (5.08%) CISSP
12 10 (3.91%) CCIE Collaboration
13 8 (3.13%) JNCIE
13 8 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
14 7 (2.73%) BPSS Clearance
14 7 (2.73%) MCSE
15 6 (2.34%) BC Cleared
15 6 (2.34%) CCIE Data Center
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.73%) GDPR
2 6 (2.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.56%) NIST
4 2 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.39%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.39%) QA
5 1 (0.39%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (7.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (3.91%) VMware NSX
3 3 (1.17%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.78%) Docker
4 2 (0.78%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.78%) vSphere
5 1 (0.39%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.39%) XenApp
5 1 (0.39%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (6.25%) Ansible
2 7 (2.73%) Cisco CUCM
3 5 (1.95%) Cisco Prime
3 5 (1.95%) FortiGate
4 4 (1.56%) OPNET
5 3 (1.17%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (1.17%) Netcool
5 3 (1.17%) Netcool/OMNIbus
5 3 (1.17%) vCenter Server
6 2 (0.78%) Cisco UCCE
6 2 (0.78%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.78%) TrustSec
7 1 (0.39%) Amdocs OSS
7 1 (0.39%) Cisco IPCC
7 1 (0.39%) Cisco LMS
7 1 (0.39%) CSIRT
7 1 (0.39%) Icinga
7 1 (0.39%) Observium
7 1 (0.39%) Salt
7 1 (0.39%) Terraform
Vendors
1 219 (85.55%) Cisco
2 56 (21.88%) Juniper
3 52 (20.31%) F5
4 36 (14.06%) CheckPoint
5 34 (13.28%) Palo Alto
6 25 (9.77%) VMware
7 22 (8.59%) Fortinet
8 21 (8.20%) Oracle
9 18 (7.03%) Citrix
10 17 (6.64%) SolarWinds
11 13 (5.08%) Nokia
12 12 (4.69%) Microsoft
13 11 (4.30%) Dell
14 9 (3.52%) Huawei
14 9 (3.52%) Splunk
15 8 (3.13%) Aruba
15 8 (3.13%) Meraki
16 7 (2.73%) Blue Coat
16 7 (2.73%) Infoblox
17 6 (2.34%) Riverbed