Period
to 24 February 2021

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 24 February 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
6 months to
24 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 474 468 545
Rank change year-on-year -6 +77 +26
Contract jobs citing CCIE 147 270 363
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.40% 0.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.41% 1.86% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 204 240
Median daily rate £463 £431 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.25% -9.21% +2.70%
10th Percentile £356 £306 £362
90th Percentile £575 £625 £614
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £463 £450
% change year-on-year - +2.78% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Median hourly rate £62.00 £42.50 £47.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.88% -9.57% +5.62%
10th Percentile £61.00 £37.75 £45.50
90th Percentile £63.00 £46.38 £48.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £62.00 - -

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 10,455 14,523 18,974
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.13% 21.41% 19.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,800 9,443 11,738
Median daily rate £475 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% +2.86%
10th Percentile £288 £260 £258
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 560 575 847
Median hourly rate £40.00 £31.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.03% +12.73% +14.58%
10th Percentile £15.00 £14.15 £12.50
90th Percentile £64.50 £57.30 £51.00
Median hourly rate £33.50 £26.08 £27.50
% change year-on-year +28.48% -5.18% +10.00%

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 24 February 2021.

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 24 February 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
England +3 114 £463 +5.71% 42
UK excluding London +71 73 £463 - 27
Work from Home -185 63 £463 +15.63% 9
London +21 42 £450 +5.88% 21
South East +51 22 £450 - 6
South West +88 15 £463 -7.50% 1
East of England +64 15 £463 +32.14% 1
North of England +56 9 £500 +11.73% 9
Midlands +20 8 £450 -11.68% 3
West Midlands +4 7 £438 -15.87% 3
Yorkshire +42 5 £525 -8.70% 1
North West +38 4 £500 +21.21% 5
Wales +22 3 £425 - 1
Scotland +36 2 £488 +34.48% 3
East Midlands +22 1 £500 +11.11%

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 with a requirement for CCIE.

1 147 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 125 (85.03%) Cisco
3 100 (68.03%) CCNP
4 65 (44.22%) Firewall
5 49 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
6 48 (32.65%) Data Centre
6 48 (32.65%) WAN
7 44 (29.93%) LAN
8 39 (26.53%) Security Cleared
9 38 (25.85%) MPLS
10 37 (25.17%) CCNA
11 34 (23.13%) BGP
12 33 (22.45%) OSPF
13 32 (21.77%) Network Security
13 32 (21.77%) SC Cleared
13 32 (21.77%) Cisco ASA
14 28 (19.05%) Network Design
15 25 (17.01%) Migration
15 25 (17.01%) VPN
15 25 (17.01%) F5
16 24 (16.33%) Fortinet
17 23 (15.65%) Finance
18 21 (14.29%) Network Architecture
19 20 (13.61%) Telecoms
19 20 (13.61%) Python
19 20 (13.61%) Palo Alto
20 19 (12.93%) Wireless
20 19 (12.93%) CheckPoint
21 18 (12.24%) DNA
21 18 (12.24%) Cisco IOS

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 (2.72%) CMS
1 4 (2.72%) Confluence
2 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (0.68%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.68%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (4.76%) MS Visio
2 6 (4.08%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.36%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.68%) Notepad++
Cloud Services
1 12 (8.16%) Azure
2 8 (5.44%) AWS
3 4 (2.72%) GCP
3 4 (2.72%) SaaS
4 3 (2.04%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 3 (2.04%) IaaS
4 3 (2.04%) PaaS
5 2 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.36%) Microsoft 365
6 1 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.68%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 65 (44.22%) Firewall
2 49 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 48 (32.65%) WAN
4 44 (29.93%) LAN
5 38 (25.85%) MPLS
6 34 (23.13%) BGP
7 33 (22.45%) OSPF
8 32 (21.77%) Cisco ASA
8 32 (21.77%) Network Security
9 25 (17.01%) VPN
10 19 (12.93%) Wireless
11 18 (12.24%) Cisco Firepower
11 18 (12.24%) Cisco IOS
12 14 (9.52%) Cisco ISE
12 14 (9.52%) DNS
12 14 (9.52%) VLAN
13 13 (8.84%) TCP/IP
14 10 (6.80%) BIG-IP
14 10 (6.80%) DHCP
15 9 (6.12%) Multicast
Development Applications
1 6 (4.08%) Sonatype Nexus
2 4 (2.72%) JIRA
3 2 (1.36%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.68%) Bitbucket
General
1 23 (15.65%) Finance
2 20 (13.61%) Telecoms
3 7 (4.76%) Banking
4 5 (3.40%) Public Sector
5 3 (2.04%) Legal
6 2 (1.36%) Billing
6 2 (1.36%) French Language
6 2 (1.36%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.68%) Electronics
7 1 (0.68%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.68%) German Language
7 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.68%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 54 (36.73%) Network Engineer
2 35 (23.81%) Architect
3 27 (18.37%) Consultant
3 27 (18.37%) Network Architect
3 27 (18.37%) Network Consultant
4 15 (10.20%) Cisco Engineer
5 14 (9.52%) Senior Consultant
5 14 (9.52%) Senior Network Consultant
6 11 (7.48%) Senior Network Engineer
7 10 (6.80%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 8 (5.44%) Design Engineer
9 7 (4.76%) IP Engineer
9 7 (4.76%) Network Security Consultant
9 7 (4.76%) Security Consultant
10 5 (3.40%) Cisco Architect
10 5 (3.40%) IP Design Engineer
10 5 (3.40%) Security Architect
11 4 (2.72%) Network Design Engineer
11 4 (2.72%) Presales Consultant
11 4 (2.72%) Senior Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.08%) 802.1X
2 4 (2.72%) Jinja
2 4 (2.72%) WebRTC
3 3 (2.04%) REST
3 3 (2.04%) Web Services
4 2 (1.36%) JSON
4 2 (1.36%) XML
5 1 (0.68%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (0.68%) ModSecurity
5 1 (0.68%) XMPP
5 1 (0.68%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 48 (32.65%) Data Centre
2 7 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.40%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (2.72%) Public Cloud
4 4 (2.72%) Tandem
4 4 (2.72%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (2.04%) Cyber Defence
5 3 (2.04%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 3 (2.04%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.36%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.36%) PKI
6 2 (1.36%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.36%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (0.68%) CCTV
7 1 (0.68%) CMDB
7 1 (0.68%) IPTV
7 1 (0.68%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.68%) NHS
7 1 (0.68%) PMI
7 1 (0.68%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.12%) Linux
2 7 (4.76%) Windows
3 4 (2.72%) Windows Server
4 3 (2.04%) Unix
5 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (19.05%) Network Design
2 25 (17.01%) Migration
3 21 (14.29%) Network Architecture
4 18 (12.24%) DNA
5 15 (10.20%) Load Balancing
6 13 (8.84%) Problem-Solving
7 11 (7.48%) DevOps
7 11 (7.48%) ITIL
8 10 (6.80%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (6.80%) Presales
9 8 (5.44%) Kalman Filter
10 7 (4.76%) Network Monitoring
11 6 (4.08%) Capacity Planning
11 6 (4.08%) Change Management
11 6 (4.08%) Requirements Gathering
11 6 (4.08%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 5 (3.40%) Configuration Management
12 5 (3.40%) SIEM
12 5 (3.40%) Technical Architecture
12 5 (3.40%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 20 (13.61%) Python
2 4 (2.72%) C
3 3 (2.04%) Perl
4 2 (1.36%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.36%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.68%) Java
5 1 (0.68%) PHP
5 1 (0.68%) R
Qualifications
1 147 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 100 (68.03%) CCNP
3 39 (26.53%) Security Cleared
4 37 (25.17%) CCNA
5 32 (21.77%) SC Cleared
6 16 (10.88%) DV Cleared
7 11 (7.48%) CISSP
8 10 (6.80%) Degree
9 8 (5.44%) CCIE Data Center
9 8 (5.44%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 8 (5.44%) CCIE Service Provider
10 7 (4.76%) CCDA
10 7 (4.76%) CCDP
11 6 (4.08%) CCIE Security
11 6 (4.08%) CCSE
11 6 (4.08%) CISM
12 5 (3.40%) CCSA
13 4 (2.72%) BPSS Clearance
13 4 (2.72%) CCSP
13 4 (2.72%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.36%) NCSC
1 2 (1.36%) NIST
1 2 (1.36%) SLA
2 1 (0.68%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (4.08%) VMware NSX
3 5 (3.40%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (2.04%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.04%) ProxySG
5 2 (1.36%) Active Directory
5 2 (1.36%) Docker
5 2 (1.36%) KVM
5 2 (1.36%) vSphere
6 1 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 12 (8.16%) Ansible
2 11 (7.48%) Cisco CUCM
3 7 (4.76%) Cisco Prime
3 7 (4.76%) FortiGate
4 6 (4.08%) Cisco UCCX
5 5 (3.40%) Nessus
6 3 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (2.04%) Puppet
7 2 (1.36%) Salt
8 1 (0.68%) CASB
8 1 (0.68%) FlexNet
8 1 (0.68%) ITRS Geneos
8 1 (0.68%) OPNET
8 1 (0.68%) Terraform
8 1 (0.68%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 125 (85.03%) Cisco
2 25 (17.01%) F5
3 24 (16.33%) Fortinet
4 20 (13.61%) Palo Alto
5 19 (12.93%) CheckPoint
6 16 (10.88%) Microsoft
7 15 (10.20%) Juniper
8 11 (7.48%) Nokia
9 10 (6.80%) VMware
10 9 (6.12%) Aruba
11 8 (5.44%) Citrix
12 7 (4.76%) Huawei
13 6 (4.08%) Meraki
14 5 (3.40%) Blue Coat
14 5 (3.40%) Dell
14 5 (3.40%) Extreme Networks
14 5 (3.40%) Splunk
14 5 (3.40%) Zscaler
15 4 (2.72%) HP
15 4 (2.72%) Polycom