Period
to 28 March 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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 456 533 553
Rank change year-on-year +77 +20 -91
Contract jobs citing CCIE 221 328 316
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.39% 0.37% 0.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.77% 1.90% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 212 194
Median daily rate £450 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £342 £340 £331
90th Percentile £650 £613 £684
UK median daily rate £438 £475 £475
% change year-on-year -7.89% - +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 4
Median hourly rate £42.50 - £44.50
10th Percentile £36.88 - £40.00
90th Percentile £46.38 - £51.00
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £47.00 £44.50
% change year-on-year -9.57% +5.62% -9.53%

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 12,496 17,301 17,885
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.99% 19.57% 19.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,622 10,448 10,825
Median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £260 £263 £249
90th Percentile £650 £640 £635
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +4.44% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 565 757 812
Median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £23.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +25.65% -14.73%
10th Percentile £15.50 £12.50 £12.50
90th Percentile £55.15 £53.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £30.13 £24.00
% change year-on-year +16.18% +25.52% -12.73%

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 28 March 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

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 28 March 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 +57 81 £425 -15.00% 19
South East +86 54 £450 +2.86% 17
Midlands +98 47 £530 +32.50% 2
West Midlands +89 42 £540 +32.92% 1
North of England +50 22 £463 +2.78% 10
North West +32 14 £425 -5.56% 7
East of England +36 9 £350 -17.65% 3
Yorkshire +50 7 £575 +35.29% 3
South West +24 5 £500 +35.59% 1
East Midlands +33 4 £406 +28.97% 1
North East +21 1 £213 -63.04%
CCIE
UK

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 221 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 193 (87.33%) Cisco
3 144 (65.16%) CCNP
4 100 (45.25%) WAN
5 93 (42.08%) Firewall
6 85 (38.46%) LAN
7 79 (35.75%) BGP
7 79 (35.75%) Security Cleared
8 72 (32.58%) Cisco Nexus
9 60 (27.15%) Data Centre
10 57 (25.79%) MPLS
10 57 (25.79%) OSPF
11 56 (25.34%) Network Design
12 55 (24.89%) Python
13 53 (23.98%) Juniper
14 50 (22.62%) CCNA
15 45 (20.36%) F5
16 44 (19.91%) VPN
17 43 (19.46%) Wireless
18 41 (18.55%) EIGRP
18 41 (18.55%) SC Cleared
18 41 (18.55%) CCIE Routing and Switching
19 39 (17.65%) DV Cleared
20 36 (16.29%) CheckPoint
21 35 (15.84%) CCDP
22 33 (14.93%) Cisco ASA
22 33 (14.93%) Network Security
22 33 (14.93%) Cisco ISE
22 33 (14.93%) Palo Alto
23 31 (14.03%) CCDA

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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 9 (4.07%) Confluence
2 6 (2.71%) OpenStack
3 3 (1.36%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.36%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.45%) Apache
4 1 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.45%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.45%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (3.62%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.90%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) assyst
1 1 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.45%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 21 (9.50%) AWS
2 19 (8.60%) Azure
3 7 (3.17%) GCP
4 3 (1.36%) SaaS
5 2 (0.90%) IaaS
5 2 (0.90%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 100 (45.25%) WAN
2 93 (42.08%) Firewall
3 85 (38.46%) LAN
4 79 (35.75%) BGP
5 72 (32.58%) Cisco Nexus
6 57 (25.79%) MPLS
6 57 (25.79%) OSPF
7 44 (19.91%) VPN
8 43 (19.46%) Wireless
9 41 (18.55%) EIGRP
10 33 (14.93%) Cisco ASA
10 33 (14.93%) Cisco ISE
10 33 (14.93%) Network Security
11 30 (13.57%) DMVPN
12 21 (9.50%) DHCP
13 20 (9.05%) VoIP
14 19 (8.60%) VLAN
15 18 (8.14%) DNS
16 17 (7.69%) Cisco Firepower
17 16 (7.24%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.90%) DB2
2 1 (0.45%) Big Data
2 1 (0.45%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (4.07%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (1.36%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.45%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.45%) JIRA
4 1 (0.45%) Postman
4 1 (0.45%) SoapUI
General
1 30 (13.57%) Telecoms
2 23 (10.41%) Finance
3 9 (4.07%) Public Sector
4 6 (2.71%) Manufacturing
4 6 (2.71%) Marketing
5 3 (1.36%) Electronics
6 2 (0.90%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.90%) Military
6 2 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.45%) Advertising
7 1 (0.45%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.45%) Banking
7 1 (0.45%) French Language
7 1 (0.45%) Legal
7 1 (0.45%) Police
7 1 (0.45%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 128 (57.92%) Network Engineer
2 58 (26.24%) Architect
3 39 (17.65%) Network Architect
4 31 (14.03%) Senior Network Engineer
5 19 (8.60%) Design Engineer
6 18 (8.14%) Network Design Engineer
7 17 (7.69%) Security Engineer
8 13 (5.88%) Cisco Engineer
8 13 (5.88%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
9 12 (5.43%) Cisco Architect
9 12 (5.43%) Network Security Engineer
10 11 (4.98%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 10 (4.52%) Consultant
12 9 (4.07%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
13 7 (3.17%) Cisco Network Architect
13 7 (3.17%) Solutions Architect
14 6 (2.71%) Cloud Engineer
14 6 (2.71%) WAN Engineer
15 4 (1.81%) Digital Architect
15 4 (1.81%) Network Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.98%) 802.1X
2 3 (1.36%) Middleware
2 3 (1.36%) XML
3 2 (0.90%) JSON
3 2 (0.90%) XMPP
4 1 (0.45%) CSS
4 1 (0.45%) Jinja
4 1 (0.45%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.45%) REST
4 1 (0.45%) SOAP
4 1 (0.45%) Web Services
4 1 (0.45%) XSLT
4 1 (0.45%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 60 (27.15%) Data Centre
2 12 (5.43%) Management Information System
3 11 (4.98%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.26%) Public Cloud
5 4 (1.81%) User Experience
6 3 (1.36%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 3 (1.36%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (1.36%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (1.36%) Virtual Team
7 2 (0.90%) CMDB
7 2 (0.90%) e-Learning
7 2 (0.90%) Hedge funds
7 2 (0.90%) NHS
7 2 (0.90%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (0.90%) Wiki
8 1 (0.45%) Handset
8 1 (0.45%) Life Science
8 1 (0.45%) PMI
8 1 (0.45%) Social Network
8 1 (0.45%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 23 (10.41%) Linux
2 9 (4.07%) Windows
3 4 (1.81%) Unix
4 2 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (0.90%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.45%) Android
5 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (25.34%) Network Design
2 31 (14.03%) Migration
3 26 (11.76%) Cryptography
4 25 (11.31%) Project Delivery
5 21 (9.50%) Change Management
5 21 (9.50%) Incident Management
5 21 (9.50%) Service Delivery
6 20 (9.05%) Configuration Management
7 19 (8.60%) Network Architecture
8 18 (8.14%) Problem Management
8 18 (8.14%) Validation
9 17 (7.69%) Service Management
10 16 (7.24%) DevOps
10 16 (7.24%) ITIL
11 15 (6.79%) ITSM
11 15 (6.79%) Load Balancing
12 14 (6.33%) Knowledge Management
13 13 (5.88%) Project Management
14 11 (4.98%) Customer Requirements
14 11 (4.98%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 55 (24.89%) Python
2 6 (2.71%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.36%) SQL
4 2 (0.90%) C
5 1 (0.45%) Java
5 1 (0.45%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 221 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 144 (65.16%) CCNP
3 79 (35.75%) Security Cleared
4 50 (22.62%) CCNA
5 41 (18.55%) CCIE Routing and Switching
5 41 (18.55%) SC Cleared
6 39 (17.65%) DV Cleared
7 35 (15.84%) CCDP
8 31 (14.03%) CCDA
9 23 (10.41%) Degree
10 12 (5.43%) CCIE Security
11 11 (4.98%) CCIE Service Provider
12 10 (4.52%) CCIE Collaboration
13 8 (3.62%) JNCIE
13 8 (3.62%) Microsoft Certification
14 7 (3.17%) CCDE
14 7 (3.17%) CISSP
14 7 (3.17%) MCSE
15 6 (2.71%) BPSS Clearance
15 6 (2.71%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.71%) GDPR
2 5 (2.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 2 (0.90%) NIST
3 2 (0.90%) SLA
4 1 (0.45%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.45%) QA
System Software
1 20 (9.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (3.17%) VMware NSX
3 3 (1.36%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.36%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.90%) Docker
4 2 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.45%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.45%) vSphere
5 1 (0.45%) XenApp
5 1 (0.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (7.24%) Ansible
2 5 (2.26%) Cisco CUCM
3 4 (1.81%) Cisco Prime
3 4 (1.81%) FortiGate
4 3 (1.36%) Netcool
4 3 (1.36%) Netcool/OMNIbus
4 3 (1.36%) vCenter Server
5 2 (0.90%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.90%) TrustSec
6 1 (0.45%) Amdocs OSS
6 1 (0.45%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.45%) Cisco LMS
6 1 (0.45%) Icinga
6 1 (0.45%) Observium
6 1 (0.45%) OPNET
6 1 (0.45%) Salt
6 1 (0.45%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.45%) Terraform
Vendors
1 193 (87.33%) Cisco
2 53 (23.98%) Juniper
3 45 (20.36%) F5
4 36 (16.29%) CheckPoint
5 33 (14.93%) Palo Alto
6 24 (10.86%) VMware
7 22 (9.95%) Oracle
7 22 (9.95%) SolarWinds
8 18 (8.14%) Fortinet
9 17 (7.69%) Citrix
9 17 (7.69%) Dell
10 15 (6.79%) Splunk
11 14 (6.33%) Microsoft
12 11 (4.98%) Nokia
13 10 (4.52%) Huawei
14 6 (2.71%) Aruba
14 6 (2.71%) Blue Coat
14 6 (2.71%) Google
15 5 (2.26%) HP
15 5 (2.26%) Meraki