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 3 months to 26 June 2017 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 391 432 459
Rank change year-on-year +41 +27  
Contract jobs citing CCIE 221 225 183
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.47% 0.42% 0.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.45% 1.94% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 118 101
Median daily rate £455 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.11% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 1 1
Median hourly rate £32.00 £49.19 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.94% +22.97%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £49.19 £40.00
% change year-on-year -34.94% +22.97%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 9024 11621 10595
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.19% 21.89% 18.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 5396 7265 6174
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 490 440 549
Median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £24.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.03% +16.97%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.52 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.13 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

CCIE
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing CCIE as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for CCIE in the UK

CCIE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing CCIE.

Contractor daily rate trend for CCIE in the UK

CCIE
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CCIE over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CCIE in the UK

CCIE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCIE.

Contractor hourly rate trend for CCIE in the UK

CCIE
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing CCIE over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for CCIE in the UK

CCIE
Top 30 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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +29 200 £460 +2.22% 41
London -1 107 £475 -2.31% 17
South East +32 45 £450 - 11
East of England +8 18 £380 -5.00% 2
Hampshire +13 16 £460 -0.54% 2
Berkshire +10 16 £450 +1.40% 2
Scotland +42 14 £348 -
City of London -8 12 £425 -19.04% 3
Aberdeen - 12 £375 -
Manchester +20 11 £400 - 2
North West +19 11 £400 -3.15% 5
Hertfordshire +2 10 £375 -6.25% 2
Reading +7 8 £300 -31.42%
Hook - 6 £455 -
Tyne and Wear - 6 £475 -
North East - 6 £475 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 6 £475 -
Yorkshire +20 5 £481 +28.33% 1
Bedfordshire -2 5 £415 -
Wales -2 5 £348 -
West Sussex - 5 £395 -
Hatfield - 5 £375 - 2
Crawley - 5 £395 -
Cardiff +3 4 £348 -
South Wales -4 4 £348 -
Leeds +19 3 £538 +43.33% 1
Birmingham +15 3 £400 +12.28% 1
West Yorkshire +13 3 £538 +43.33% 1
Bracknell +9 3 £550 +62.96%
West Midlands +8 3 £400 +16.36% 2

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, 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 with a requirement for CCIE.

1 438 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 393 (89.73%) Cisco
3 267 (60.96%) CCNP
4 242 (55.25%) Firewall
5 184 (42.01%) WAN
6 182 (41.55%) LAN
7 152 (34.70%) Juniper
8 149 (34.02%) CheckPoint
9 145 (33.11%) Wireless
10 127 (29.00%) Network Design
11 110 (25.11%) F5
12 107 (24.43%) Data Centre
13 106 (24.20%) Security Cleared
14 100 (22.83%) Cisco Nexus
14 100 (22.83%) JNCIE
15 99 (22.60%) MPLS
16 98 (22.37%) CCDP
17 97 (22.15%) ITIL
18 95 (21.69%) SC Cleared
19 88 (20.09%) BGP
20 87 (19.86%) Telecoms
21 81 (18.49%) Cisco ASA
22 79 (18.04%) OSPF
23 78 (17.81%) Riverbed
23 78 (17.81%) Fortinet
24 77 (17.58%) CCIP
24 77 (17.58%) CCSE
25 75 (17.12%) FortiGate
26 74 (16.89%) Service Management
27 73 (16.67%) CCSA

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 10 (2.28%) Skype for Business
2 4 (0.91%) JBoss
2 4 (0.91%) WebLogic
2 4 (0.91%) WebSphere
3 3 (0.68%) Apache
3 3 (0.68%) IIS
3 3 (0.68%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (0.46%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.23%) CMS
5 1 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 14 (3.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (2.05%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (1.83%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 33 (7.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (4.79%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (3.20%) Office 365
4 5 (1.14%) SaaS
5 4 (0.91%) IaaS
5 4 (0.91%) PaaS
6 2 (0.46%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 242 (55.25%) Firewall
2 184 (42.01%) WAN
3 182 (41.55%) LAN
4 145 (33.11%) Wireless
5 100 (22.83%) Cisco Nexus
6 99 (22.60%) MPLS
7 88 (20.09%) BGP
8 81 (18.49%) Cisco ASA
9 79 (18.04%) OSPF
10 68 (15.53%) VPN
11 65 (14.84%) Network Security
12 56 (12.79%) BIG-IP
13 46 (10.50%) VLAN
14 45 (10.27%) Cisco IOS
15 43 (9.82%) Cisco Wireless
16 42 (9.59%) VoIP
17 39 (8.90%) WLAN
18 38 (8.68%) EIGRP
19 35 (7.99%) TCP/IP
20 30 (6.85%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.60%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.46%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 15 (3.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.23%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.23%) Rational DOORS
General
1 87 (19.86%) Telecoms
2 56 (12.79%) Finance
3 32 (7.31%) Banking
4 14 (3.20%) Military
5 13 (2.97%) Marketing
6 7 (1.60%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.60%) Retail
7 6 (1.37%) Electronics
7 6 (1.37%) Investment Banking
8 4 (0.91%) Local Government
9 3 (0.68%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.46%) Automotive
10 2 (0.46%) Games
11 1 (0.23%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.23%) Billing
11 1 (0.23%) French Language
11 1 (0.23%) German Language
11 1 (0.23%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.23%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 200 (45.66%) Network Engineer
2 98 (22.37%) Architect
3 68 (15.53%) Network Architect
4 61 (13.93%) Cisco Engineer
5 47 (10.73%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 41 (9.36%) Consultant
7 35 (7.99%) Senior Network Engineer
8 27 (6.16%) Security Engineer
9 24 (5.48%) Design Engineer
10 23 (5.25%) Network Consultant
11 20 (4.57%) Cisco Architect
12 19 (4.34%) Network Security Engineer
12 19 (4.34%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
13 17 (3.88%) IP Engineer
14 15 (3.42%) LAN Engineer
15 14 (3.20%) Analyst
15 14 (3.20%) Cisco Network Architect
15 14 (3.20%) Juniper Engineer
16 12 (2.74%) Enterprise Architect
17 11 (2.51%) Senior Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (7.53%) 802.1X
2 5 (1.14%) XMPP
3 3 (0.68%) Middleware
4 2 (0.46%) COM
4 2 (0.46%) RFC 2544
5 1 (0.23%) .NET
5 1 (0.23%) CSS
5 1 (0.23%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.23%) Kafka
5 1 (0.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 107 (24.43%) Data Centre
2 43 (9.82%) Computer Science
3 33 (7.53%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (3.20%) BYOD
4 14 (3.20%) Management Information System
5 13 (2.97%) Hybrid Cloud
6 12 (2.74%) Video Conferencing
7 8 (1.83%) Public Cloud
8 7 (1.60%) BBC
8 7 (1.60%) PKI
9 6 (1.37%) Virtual Team
10 5 (1.14%) Clustering
11 4 (0.91%) Driving Licence
11 4 (0.91%) Smart Meter
12 2 (0.46%) Digital TV
12 2 (0.46%) iPad
12 2 (0.46%) IVR
12 2 (0.46%) Linux Command Line
12 2 (0.46%) Replication
12 2 (0.46%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 36 (8.22%) Windows
2 17 (3.88%) Unix
3 14 (3.20%) Linux
3 14 (3.20%) Windows 10
4 12 (2.74%) Windows Server
5 6 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (0.91%) SUSE
7 3 (0.68%) FreeBSD
8 2 (0.46%) Android
8 2 (0.46%) Data ONTAP
8 2 (0.46%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.46%) VMS
8 2 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (29.00%) Network Design
2 97 (22.15%) ITIL
3 74 (16.89%) Service Management
4 59 (13.47%) ITSM
5 43 (9.82%) Migration
6 35 (7.99%) Network Management
7 25 (5.71%) High Availability
7 25 (5.71%) Load Balancing
8 23 (5.25%) Disaster Recovery
9 22 (5.02%) Network Architecture
10 18 (4.11%) Mentoring
11 16 (3.65%) Continuous Improvement
11 16 (3.65%) Project Management
12 15 (3.42%) Presales
13 13 (2.97%) Kalman Filter
14 12 (2.74%) Change Management
14 12 (2.74%) Data Loss Prevention
14 12 (2.74%) People Management
14 12 (2.74%) SOA
15 11 (2.51%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 8 (1.83%) Python
2 7 (1.60%) Lisp
3 5 (1.14%) Java
4 4 (0.91%) Perl
4 4 (0.91%) Shell Script
4 4 (0.91%) SQL
5 3 (0.68%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.46%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.23%) PHP
7 1 (0.23%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 438 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 267 (60.96%) CCNP
3 106 (24.20%) Security Cleared
4 100 (22.83%) JNCIE
5 98 (22.37%) CCDP
6 95 (21.69%) SC Cleared
7 77 (17.58%) CCIP
7 77 (17.58%) CCSE
8 73 (16.67%) CCSA
9 69 (15.75%) CCNA
10 63 (14.38%) JNCIA
11 50 (11.42%) Degree
12 48 (10.96%) HP ASE
12 48 (10.96%) HP MASE
13 42 (9.59%) Computer Science Degree
14 23 (5.25%) CCIE Security
14 23 (5.25%) CISSP
15 22 (5.02%) CCIE Routing and Switching
16 12 (2.74%) MCSE
16 12 (2.74%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.28%) SLA
2 8 (1.83%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.68%) GPG13
5 2 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.23%) Def Stans
System Software
1 15 (3.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (3.20%) vSphere
3 11 (2.51%) Hyper-V
4 9 (2.05%) Active Directory
5 5 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.46%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (0.46%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.46%) vCloud
7 1 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.23%) Docker
7 1 (0.23%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 75 (17.12%) FortiGate
2 33 (7.53%) Cisco Prime
3 25 (5.71%) Cisco CUCM
4 17 (3.88%) Cisco UCCX
5 15 (3.42%) Cisco UCCE
6 7 (1.60%) Cacti
7 6 (1.37%) OpenView
7 6 (1.37%) SolarWinds Orion
8 5 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (1.14%) Puppet
8 5 (1.14%) QRadar
9 4 (0.91%) Cobbler
9 4 (0.91%) vRealize
10 3 (0.68%) AirWatch
10 3 (0.68%) Nagios
10 3 (0.68%) Stealthwatch
11 2 (0.46%) McAfee ePO
11 2 (0.46%) Nessus
11 2 (0.46%) WhatsUp Gold
12 1 (0.23%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 393 (89.73%) Cisco
2 152 (34.70%) Juniper
3 149 (34.02%) CheckPoint
4 110 (25.11%) F5
5 78 (17.81%) Fortinet
5 78 (17.81%) Riverbed
6 69 (15.75%) HP
7 65 (14.84%) Palo Alto
8 48 (10.96%) Aruba
9 38 (8.68%) VMware
10 33 (7.53%) Citrix
11 27 (6.16%) Microsoft
12 21 (4.79%) SolarWinds
13 15 (3.42%) Blue Coat
14 13 (2.97%) Nokia
15 9 (2.05%) Virgin Media
16 7 (1.60%) Arista
16 7 (1.60%) Huawei
16 7 (1.60%) Splunk
16 7 (1.60%) TippingPoint
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