Period
to 18 January 2018

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 18 January 2018 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 527 437 500
Rank change year-on-year -90 +63 -50
Contract jobs citing CCIE 325 448 372
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.35% 0.50% 0.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.86% 2.45% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 264 231
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £325 £327 £350
90th Percentile £640 £625 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £448
% change year-on-year +2.86% -2.23% +11.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 1
England median hourly rate £49.00 £33.00 £28.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.48% +15.16% -36.32%
10th Percentile £41.40 £20.15 £27.58
90th Percentile £51.00 £45.38 £29.73
UK median hourly rate £49.00 £42.60 £28.66
% change year-on-year +15.04% +48.65% -36.32%

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 17,485 18,262 20,113
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.93% 20.23% 20.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,725 11,416 12,298
England median daily rate £438 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £230 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 765 793 944
England median hourly rate £23.50 £25.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.84% -1.92% +36.84%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.09 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.82 £50.18
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -5.88% -7.27% +44.74%

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

CCIE
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CCIE in England over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

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 18 January 2018. 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 -47 140 £463 +2.78% 49
South East -88 82 £475 +5.56% 16
Midlands +43 51 £410 +9.33% 8
West Midlands +38 37 £425 -5.56% 5
North of England -11 27 £500 +17.65% 9
North West +6 25 £500 -9.09% 6
East of England -23 16 £325 -27.78% 11
East Midlands +12 14 £350 +40.00% 3
South West +18 12 £563 +40.63% 11
North East +37 2 £700 +98.58%
Yorkshire -7 2 £650 +52.94% 3
CCIE
UK

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing CCIE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for CCIE.

1 325 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 264 (81.23%) Cisco
3 174 (53.54%) CCNP
4 157 (48.31%) Firewall
5 95 (29.23%) LAN
5 95 (29.23%) WAN
6 85 (26.15%) Data Centre
7 83 (25.54%) Network Security
8 82 (25.23%) MPLS
9 79 (24.31%) BGP
10 77 (23.69%) CCNA
11 74 (22.77%) Juniper
12 72 (22.15%) CheckPoint
13 71 (21.85%) VPN
14 69 (21.23%) Cisco Nexus
15 66 (20.31%) OSPF
16 64 (19.69%) ITIL
16 64 (19.69%) Finance
17 63 (19.38%) Wireless
18 52 (16.00%) Network Design
19 48 (14.77%) Security Cleared
20 45 (13.85%) Cisco ASA
21 42 (12.92%) Cisco IOS
21 42 (12.92%) F5
21 42 (12.92%) Microsoft
22 41 (12.62%) Degree
23 39 (12.00%) EIGRP
24 37 (11.38%) Windows
24 37 (11.38%) Palo Alto
25 36 (11.08%) Fortinet

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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 17 (5.23%) Skype for Business
2 9 (2.77%) Exchange Server 2013
3 8 (2.46%) MS Exchange
4 4 (1.23%) CMS
4 4 (1.23%) IIS
4 4 (1.23%) SAS
5 3 (0.92%) Apache
5 3 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (0.92%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.31%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (2.15%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.92%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.31%) Eikon
1 1 (0.31%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 31 (9.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (5.23%) PaaS
4 12 (3.69%) Office 365
5 10 (3.08%) IaaS
6 9 (2.77%) SaaS
7 5 (1.54%) Akamai
8 3 (0.92%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.31%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 157 (48.31%) Firewall
2 95 (29.23%) LAN
2 95 (29.23%) WAN
3 83 (25.54%) Network Security
4 82 (25.23%) MPLS
5 79 (24.31%) BGP
6 71 (21.85%) VPN
7 69 (21.23%) Cisco Nexus
8 66 (20.31%) OSPF
9 63 (19.38%) Wireless
10 45 (13.85%) Cisco ASA
11 42 (12.92%) Cisco IOS
12 39 (12.00%) EIGRP
13 33 (10.15%) Internet
14 32 (9.85%) DNS
15 29 (8.92%) DHCP
16 28 (8.62%) VoIP
17 26 (8.00%) IPsec
18 25 (7.69%) TCP/IP
19 23 (7.08%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.15%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.62%) MySQL
2 2 (0.62%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (1.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.31%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 64 (19.69%) Finance
2 29 (8.92%) Banking
3 25 (7.69%) Telecoms
4 9 (2.77%) Automotive
5 3 (0.92%) Marketing
6 2 (0.62%) Advertising
6 2 (0.62%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.62%) Legal
6 2 (0.62%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.62%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.31%) Electronics
7 1 (0.31%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.31%) Retail
Job Titles
1 141 (43.38%) Network Engineer
2 94 (28.92%) Architect
3 61 (18.77%) Cisco Engineer
4 56 (17.23%) Network Architect
5 49 (15.08%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 31 (9.54%) Senior Network Engineer
7 28 (8.62%) Security Architect
8 24 (7.38%) Security Engineer
9 23 (7.08%) Consultant
10 20 (6.15%) Network Security Engineer
11 19 (5.85%) Network Specialist
12 16 (4.92%) Network Consultant
13 13 (4.00%) Firewall Engineer
13 13 (4.00%) IP Architect
14 12 (3.69%) Network Security Architect
14 12 (3.69%) Senior Cisco Engineer
15 11 (3.38%) Network Security Specialist
15 11 (3.38%) Security Specialist
15 11 (3.38%) Solutions Architect
15 11 (3.38%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.77%) 802.1X
2 6 (1.85%) XMPP
3 4 (1.23%) Middleware
4 3 (0.92%) OAuth
4 3 (0.92%) OAuth2
5 1 (0.31%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 85 (26.15%) Data Centre
2 28 (8.62%) Management Information System
3 12 (3.69%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (3.69%) User Experience
3 12 (3.69%) Video Conferencing
4 11 (3.38%) Clustering
4 11 (3.38%) Computer Science
5 10 (3.08%) PKI
6 8 (2.46%) Public Cloud
7 5 (1.54%) IVR
8 4 (1.23%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.92%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (0.92%) Replication
10 2 (0.62%) Cyberattack
10 2 (0.62%) Cyberthreat
10 2 (0.62%) Media Streaming
10 2 (0.62%) SCADA
10 2 (0.62%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.31%) Digital Signage
11 1 (0.31%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 37 (11.38%) Windows
2 17 (5.23%) Linux
3 11 (3.38%) Windows Server
4 10 (3.08%) Windows 10
5 7 (2.15%) Unix
6 4 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.62%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.31%) Android
9 1 (0.31%) CentOS
9 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (19.69%) ITIL
2 52 (16.00%) Network Design
3 35 (10.77%) Project Management
4 33 (10.15%) Agile Software Development
5 29 (8.92%) Network Architecture
6 24 (7.38%) Service Delivery
7 22 (6.77%) Load Balancing
8 18 (5.54%) Cybersecurity
9 17 (5.23%) Change Management
9 17 (5.23%) Information Security
9 17 (5.23%) TOGAF
10 16 (4.92%) Presales
10 16 (4.92%) PRINCE2
10 16 (4.92%) Problem Management
10 16 (4.92%) WAN Optimisation
11 15 (4.62%) High Availability
11 15 (4.62%) Migration
12 14 (4.31%) Network Monitoring
12 14 (4.31%) Process Improvement
13 13 (4.00%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 5 (1.54%) Python
2 1 (0.31%) C
2 1 (0.31%) Perl
2 1 (0.31%) SQL
Qualifications
1 325 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 174 (53.54%) CCNP
3 77 (23.69%) CCNA
4 48 (14.77%) Security Cleared
5 41 (12.62%) Degree
6 33 (10.15%) CISSP
7 31 (9.54%) CCDP
7 31 (9.54%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 29 (8.92%) SC Cleared
9 25 (7.69%) MCSE
9 25 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
10 23 (7.08%) CCSP
11 19 (5.85%) CISM
11 19 (5.85%) JNCIE
12 18 (5.54%) DV Cleared
13 15 (4.62%) MCP
14 13 (4.00%) CCSA
14 13 (4.00%) JNCIP
15 9 (2.77%) CCIP
15 9 (2.77%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.77%) SLA
2 5 (1.54%) GDPR
3 4 (1.23%) COBIT
4 2 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.62%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 26 (8.00%) Active Directory
2 18 (5.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (3.69%) Microsoft App-V
4 11 (3.38%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.92%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.92%) XenApp
5 3 (0.92%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.62%) Firmware
6 2 (0.62%) Snort
6 2 (0.62%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.31%) iptables
7 1 (0.31%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (3.69%) FortiGate
2 11 (3.38%) Cisco CUCM
3 10 (3.08%) Cisco UCCX
4 6 (1.85%) SCCM
5 5 (1.54%) Cisco UCCE
5 5 (1.54%) SCOM
6 4 (1.23%) Ansible
6 4 (1.23%) Cisco Prime
6 4 (1.23%) Nagios
7 3 (0.92%) AirWatch
8 2 (0.62%) Cisco CME
8 2 (0.62%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (0.62%) OpenView
8 2 (0.62%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.31%) Cacti
9 1 (0.31%) CSIRT
9 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.31%) SELinux
9 1 (0.31%) Stealthwatch
9 1 (0.31%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 264 (81.23%) Cisco
2 74 (22.77%) Juniper
3 72 (22.15%) CheckPoint
4 42 (12.92%) F5
4 42 (12.92%) Microsoft
5 37 (11.38%) Palo Alto
6 36 (11.08%) Fortinet
7 29 (8.92%) VMware
8 17 (5.23%) Riverbed
8 17 (5.23%) SolarWinds
9 15 (4.62%) Blue Coat
9 15 (4.62%) Citrix
10 10 (3.08%) McAfee
11 9 (2.77%) BT
11 9 (2.77%) HP
12 8 (2.46%) Arista
12 8 (2.46%) Avaya
12 8 (2.46%) NetApp
13 6 (1.85%) BMC
13 6 (1.85%) IBM