Period
to 4 December 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for CCIE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 4 December 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
6 months to
4 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 415 450 582
Rank change year-on-year +35 +132 -19
Contract jobs citing CCIE 153 364 336
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.40% 0.44% 0.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.72% 2.15% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 259 221
Median daily rate £463 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% - -
10th Percentile £356 £300 £350
90th Percentile £588 £610 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +2.78% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Median hourly rate - £41.25 £47.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -12.23% -4.08%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.00 -

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 with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 8,891 16,914 19,800
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.44% 20.59% 19.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,345 10,392 11,735
Median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £281 £259 £256
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 578 836 974
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +32.08% +4.70%
10th Percentile £15.12 £14.36 £13.00
90th Percentile £64.50 £57.50 £51.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year - +32.08% -1.85%

CCIE
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing CCIE as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for CCIE in the UK

CCIE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing CCIE.

Daily rate trend for CCIE in the UK

CCIE
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing CCIE over the 6 months to 4 December 2020.

Daily rate histogram for CCIE in the UK

CCIE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing CCIE.

Hourly rate trend for CCIE in the UK

CCIE
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCIE within the UK over the 6 months to 4 December 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
England +57 123 £463 +2.21% 42
UK excluding London +79 66 £463 +2.78% 20
Work from Home -109 63 £450 +38.46% 5
London +95 60 £450 - 24
South East +78 17 £550 +22.22% 4
South West +114 16 £463 -7.50% 1
East of England +82 12 £463 +2.78% 1
Midlands +34 9 £438 -14.13% 4
West Midlands +25 8 £431 -15.40% 3
North of England +77 7 £500 +35.59% 8
Yorkshire +54 4 £525 +50.00% 2
Scotland +53 3 £338 -10.00% 1
North West +47 3 £500 +25.00% 6
Wales +31 2 £425 -
East Midlands +36 1 £500 +11.11% 1

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 with a requirement for CCIE.

1 153 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 124 (81.05%) Cisco
3 107 (69.93%) CCNP
4 57 (37.25%) Firewall
5 52 (33.99%) Cisco Nexus
6 48 (31.37%) WAN
7 44 (28.76%) Data Centre
8 42 (27.45%) LAN
8 42 (27.45%) Security Cleared
9 39 (25.49%) OSPF
10 36 (23.53%) BGP
10 36 (23.53%) Finance
11 34 (22.22%) CCNA
12 33 (21.57%) SC Cleared
13 28 (18.30%) Cisco ASA
13 28 (18.30%) MPLS
13 28 (18.30%) Migration
14 24 (15.69%) F5
15 23 (15.03%) Juniper
15 23 (15.03%) Python
16 22 (14.38%) Network Security
17 21 (13.73%) CISSP
18 19 (12.42%) ITIL
19 18 (11.76%) VMware
19 18 (11.76%) DV Cleared
20 17 (11.11%) EIGRP
20 17 (11.11%) Change Management
20 17 (11.11%) Palo Alto
21 16 (10.46%) Cybersecurity
22 15 (9.80%) Analytical Skills

CCIE
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 4 (2.61%) CMS
2 2 (1.31%) Confluence
3 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.65%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.65%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.65%) MS Visio
1 1 (0.65%) Notepad++
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.54%) Azure
2 9 (5.88%) AWS
3 5 (3.27%) GCP
4 3 (1.96%) SaaS
5 2 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.31%) IaaS
5 2 (1.31%) Office 365
5 2 (1.31%) PaaS
6 1 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.65%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.65%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 57 (37.25%) Firewall
2 52 (33.99%) Cisco Nexus
3 48 (31.37%) WAN
4 42 (27.45%) LAN
5 39 (25.49%) OSPF
6 36 (23.53%) BGP
7 28 (18.30%) Cisco ASA
7 28 (18.30%) MPLS
8 22 (14.38%) Network Security
9 17 (11.11%) EIGRP
10 15 (9.80%) Cisco Firepower
10 15 (9.80%) DNS
10 15 (9.80%) VPN
10 15 (9.80%) Wireless
11 12 (7.84%) Cisco ISE
12 11 (7.19%) Cisco IOS
12 11 (7.19%) Software-Defined Networking
13 10 (6.54%) DHCP
13 10 (6.54%) VoIP
13 10 (6.54%) VXLAN
Development Applications
1 6 (3.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (1.96%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (1.31%) Bitbucket
3 2 (1.31%) JIRA
4 1 (0.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.65%) Git (software)
General
1 36 (23.53%) Finance
2 13 (8.50%) Telecoms
3 10 (6.54%) Public Sector
4 6 (3.92%) Banking
5 2 (1.31%) Electronics
5 2 (1.31%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.31%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.31%) Marketing
5 2 (1.31%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.65%) French Language
6 1 (0.65%) German Language
6 1 (0.65%) Legal
6 1 (0.65%) Military
6 1 (0.65%) Police
Job Titles
1 46 (30.07%) Network Engineer
2 38 (24.84%) Architect
3 26 (16.99%) Consultant
4 24 (15.69%) Network Consultant
5 21 (13.73%) Network Architect
6 12 (7.84%) Senior Consultant
6 12 (7.84%) Senior Network Consultant
7 11 (7.19%) Cisco Engineer
8 9 (5.88%) Senior Network Engineer
9 7 (4.58%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
9 7 (4.58%) Security Architect
10 6 (3.92%) Cisco Architect
10 6 (3.92%) Cloud Architect
10 6 (3.92%) Security Engineer
10 6 (3.92%) Solutions Architect
11 5 (3.27%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 5 (3.27%) IP Engineer
11 5 (3.27%) Network Security Engineer
12 4 (2.61%) Infrastructure Architect
12 4 (2.61%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.92%) Web Services
2 4 (2.61%) 802.1X
2 4 (2.61%) WebRTC
3 2 (1.31%) ModSecurity
3 2 (1.31%) REST
3 2 (1.31%) XML
4 1 (0.65%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.65%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (0.65%) JSON
4 1 (0.65%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 44 (28.76%) Data Centre
2 15 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.92%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (3.27%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (2.61%) Tandem
6 3 (1.96%) PKI
6 3 (1.96%) Public Cloud
6 3 (1.96%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (1.31%) Cyber Defence
7 2 (1.31%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (1.31%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.31%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.31%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.65%) IPTV
8 1 (0.65%) Over-the-Top Content
8 1 (0.65%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 10 (6.54%) Linux
2 3 (1.96%) Windows
3 2 (1.31%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.65%) Unix
4 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (18.30%) Migration
2 19 (12.42%) ITIL
3 17 (11.11%) Change Management
4 16 (10.46%) Cybersecurity
5 14 (9.15%) Configuration Management
5 14 (9.15%) Load Balancing
5 14 (9.15%) Network Design
6 13 (8.50%) DNA
7 12 (7.84%) Continuous Improvement
8 11 (7.19%) Incident Management
8 11 (7.19%) Network Architecture
8 11 (7.19%) Service Delivery
9 10 (6.54%) Problem-Solving
9 10 (6.54%) Task Automation
10 9 (5.88%) Presales
11 8 (5.23%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (5.23%) Cryptography
11 8 (5.23%) Vulnerability Management
12 7 (4.58%) Network Management
12 7 (4.58%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 23 (15.03%) Python
2 6 (3.92%) Perl
3 4 (2.61%) C
4 2 (1.31%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.65%) PHP
5 1 (0.65%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.65%) R
Qualifications
1 153 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 107 (69.93%) CCNP
3 42 (27.45%) Security Cleared
4 34 (22.22%) CCNA
5 33 (21.57%) SC Cleared
6 21 (13.73%) CISSP
7 18 (11.76%) DV Cleared
8 13 (8.50%) CISM
8 13 (8.50%) Degree
9 11 (7.19%) CISA
10 9 (5.88%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 8 (5.23%) CCDA
11 8 (5.23%) CCDP
12 6 (3.92%) JNCIE
13 5 (3.27%) CCDE
13 5 (3.27%) CCIE Collaboration
13 5 (3.27%) CCIE Security
14 4 (2.61%) BPSS Clearance
14 4 (2.61%) CCIE Service Provider
14 4 (2.61%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.88%) SLA
2 2 (1.31%) NCSC
2 2 (1.31%) NIST
3 1 (0.65%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (9.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (3.92%) Hyper-V
2 6 (3.92%) VMware NSX
3 5 (3.27%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.31%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.31%) Docker
5 1 (0.65%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 13 (8.50%) Cisco CUCM
2 8 (5.23%) Cisco UCCX
3 7 (4.58%) FortiGate
4 6 (3.92%) Ansible
5 5 (3.27%) Cisco Prime
6 3 (1.96%) Nessus
7 2 (1.31%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.65%) Cacti
8 1 (0.65%) Icinga
8 1 (0.65%) ITRS Geneos
8 1 (0.65%) Kibana
8 1 (0.65%) logstash
8 1 (0.65%) Nagios
8 1 (0.65%) OpenView
8 1 (0.65%) OPNET
8 1 (0.65%) RANCID
8 1 (0.65%) Terraform
8 1 (0.65%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 124 (81.05%) Cisco
2 24 (15.69%) F5
3 23 (15.03%) Juniper
4 18 (11.76%) VMware
5 17 (11.11%) Palo Alto
6 15 (9.80%) CheckPoint
6 15 (9.80%) Fortinet
6 15 (9.80%) Microsoft
7 11 (7.19%) Dell
8 10 (6.54%) Splunk
9 9 (5.88%) Aruba
10 7 (4.58%) Meraki
10 7 (4.58%) SolarWinds
11 6 (3.92%) Citrix
11 6 (3.92%) Polycom
12 5 (3.27%) Arista
12 5 (3.27%) Extreme Networks
12 5 (3.27%) HP
12 5 (3.27%) Nokia
13 4 (2.61%) Alcatel-Lucent