Period
to 18 October 2017

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 18 October 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
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 502 462 514
Rank change year-on-year -40 +52 +22
Contract jobs citing CCIE 386 497 413
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.39% 0.47% 0.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.09% 2.22% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 298 238
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.05% +1.76%
10th Percentile £325 £308 £325
90th Percentile £600 £575 £528
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 5 3
UK median hourly rate £33.00 £49.19 £28.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.91% +71.66% -36.32%
10th Percentile £23.75 £40.98 £27.58
90th Percentile £59.38 £49.19 £39.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -8.33% -10.00% -11.11%

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 18467 22397 22072
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.58% 21.02% 19.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 11247 13904 13212
UK median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £225 £239 £240
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £380
% change year-on-year +6.67% -1.19% +4.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 894 850 1073
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £27.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.85% +17.39% +17.95%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.19 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £24.22
% change year-on-year +9.09% +13.55% +21.09%

CCIE
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 18 October 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 6 months to 18 October 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for CCIE in the UK

CCIE
Top 16 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 18 October 2017. 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 -32 359 £450 - 33
UK excluding London -45 206 £425 - 20
London -8 173 £475 - 13
South East -40 79 £450 - 10
Midlands +39 41 £388 +8.77% 2
West Midlands +41 32 £410 -0.61% 2
North of England +41 31 £450 +0.84% 5
East of England -8 27 £378 -16.11% 3
North West +13 21 £450 -14.29% 3
Scotland +25 19 £419 +28.85%
East Midlands +9 9 £350 +34.62%
Yorkshire +11 8 £538 +41.45% 2
Wales +2 4 £348 -
South West -6 4 £553 +57.86%
North East - 3 £513 -
Northern Ireland -68 1 - -

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 386 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 339 (87.82%) Cisco
3 240 (62.18%) CCNP
4 207 (53.63%) Firewall
5 143 (37.05%) WAN
6 142 (36.79%) LAN
7 118 (30.57%) Data Centre
8 113 (29.27%) Cisco Nexus
9 112 (29.02%) Wireless
10 105 (27.20%) BGP
11 102 (26.42%) Juniper
12 100 (25.91%) CheckPoint
13 97 (25.13%) MPLS
14 94 (24.35%) Network Design
15 88 (22.80%) OSPF
16 80 (20.73%) Cisco ASA
17 78 (20.21%) Network Security
17 78 (20.21%) Finance
18 75 (19.43%) VPN
19 71 (18.39%) F5
20 69 (17.88%) ITIL
21 67 (17.36%) Palo Alto
22 61 (15.80%) Cisco IOS
23 59 (15.28%) Telecoms
24 58 (15.03%) CCNA
25 56 (14.51%) EIGRP
26 50 (12.95%) Fortinet
26 50 (12.95%) Security Cleared
27 49 (12.69%) Riverbed
28 47 (12.18%) Banking

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 14 (3.63%) Skype for Business
2 9 (2.33%) CMS
3 8 (2.07%) MS Exchange
4 7 (1.81%) IIS
5 5 (1.30%) Apache
5 5 (1.30%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.04%) SAS
7 3 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (3.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (2.33%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (2.07%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.26%) Eikon
1 1 (0.26%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 32 (8.29%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (7.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (2.85%) SaaS
4 9 (2.33%) PaaS
5 7 (1.81%) IaaS
6 5 (1.30%) Office 365
7 3 (0.78%) Akamai
7 3 (0.78%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.26%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 207 (53.63%) Firewall
2 143 (37.05%) WAN
3 142 (36.79%) LAN
4 113 (29.27%) Cisco Nexus
5 112 (29.02%) Wireless
6 105 (27.20%) BGP
7 97 (25.13%) MPLS
8 88 (22.80%) OSPF
9 80 (20.73%) Cisco ASA
10 78 (20.21%) Network Security
11 75 (19.43%) VPN
12 61 (15.80%) Cisco IOS
13 56 (14.51%) EIGRP
14 44 (11.40%) Cisco Wireless
15 38 (9.84%) WLAN
16 37 (9.59%) IPsec
16 37 (9.59%) TCP/IP
16 37 (9.59%) VoIP
17 30 (7.77%) BIG-IP
18 29 (7.51%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (2.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.26%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 78 (20.21%) Finance
2 59 (15.28%) Telecoms
3 47 (12.18%) Banking
4 13 (3.37%) Marketing
5 7 (1.81%) Automotive
6 4 (1.04%) Electronics
6 4 (1.04%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.78%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.78%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.78%) Local Government
7 3 (0.78%) Military
7 3 (0.78%) Retail
8 2 (0.52%) Advertising
8 2 (0.52%) Games
8 2 (0.52%) Legal
9 1 (0.26%) Billing
9 1 (0.26%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 183 (47.41%) Network Engineer
2 84 (21.76%) Architect
3 80 (20.73%) Cisco Engineer
4 62 (16.06%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 54 (13.99%) Network Architect
6 41 (10.62%) Senior Network Engineer
7 33 (8.55%) Consultant
8 21 (5.44%) Design Engineer
9 19 (4.92%) Network Consultant
10 18 (4.66%) Security Engineer
11 16 (4.15%) Lead Network Engineer
12 15 (3.89%) Network Security Engineer
13 14 (3.63%) IP Engineer
13 14 (3.63%) Solutions Architect
14 13 (3.37%) Senior Cisco Engineer
14 13 (3.37%) Support Engineer
15 11 (2.85%) Network Specialist
15 11 (2.85%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
15 11 (2.85%) Voice Engineer
16 10 (2.59%) Cisco Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (6.48%) 802.1X
2 10 (2.59%) XMPP
3 7 (1.81%) Middleware
4 2 (0.52%) RFC 2544
5 1 (0.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 118 (30.57%) Data Centre
2 21 (5.44%) Computer Science
3 16 (4.15%) Clustering
4 13 (3.37%) Management Information System
5 11 (2.85%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (2.85%) Public Cloud
6 9 (2.33%) BYOD
6 9 (2.33%) Video Conferencing
7 7 (1.81%) PKI
8 5 (1.30%) Virtual Team
9 4 (1.04%) Driving Licence
10 3 (0.78%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (0.78%) Replication
11 1 (0.26%) BBC
11 1 (0.26%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.26%) FlexPod
11 1 (0.26%) IVR
11 1 (0.26%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.26%) RIA
11 1 (0.26%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 31 (8.03%) Windows
2 20 (5.18%) Linux
3 12 (3.11%) Windows Server
4 9 (2.33%) Unix
5 5 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.52%) Data ONTAP
7 2 (0.52%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.26%) Android
8 1 (0.26%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (24.35%) Network Design
2 69 (17.88%) ITIL
3 40 (10.36%) Migration
4 37 (9.59%) Service Management
5 25 (6.48%) High Availability
5 25 (6.48%) WAN Optimisation
6 23 (5.96%) ITSM
7 22 (5.70%) Load Balancing
8 21 (5.44%) Presales
9 20 (5.18%) Network Management
10 17 (4.40%) Disaster Recovery
10 17 (4.40%) Network Architecture
11 16 (4.15%) Root Cause Analysis
12 15 (3.89%) Network Monitoring
13 14 (3.63%) Data Loss Prevention
13 14 (3.63%) Mentoring
13 14 (3.63%) Project Management
14 13 (3.37%) ITIL V3
15 12 (3.11%) Agile Software Development
15 12 (3.11%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 6 (1.55%) Lisp
2 3 (0.78%) Python
3 2 (0.52%) C
3 2 (0.52%) Perl
4 1 (0.26%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.26%) PHP
4 1 (0.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 386 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 240 (62.18%) CCNP
3 58 (15.03%) CCNA
4 50 (12.95%) Security Cleared
5 46 (11.92%) CCDP
6 44 (11.40%) JNCIE
7 43 (11.14%) CCSE
8 41 (10.62%) SC Cleared
9 40 (10.36%) CCIP
10 37 (9.59%) Degree
11 36 (9.33%) CCSA
12 27 (6.99%) JNCIA
13 22 (5.70%) CCIE Routing and Switching
14 21 (5.44%) HP ASE
15 20 (5.18%) HP MASE
16 19 (4.92%) CISSP
17 18 (4.66%) CCIE Service Provider
18 17 (4.40%) Computer Science Degree
19 14 (3.63%) CCSP
19 14 (3.63%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.59%) SLA
2 5 (1.30%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.78%) COBIT
3 3 (0.78%) GPG13
3 3 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 2 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.26%) GDPR
System Software
1 24 (6.22%) Active Directory
2 23 (5.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (3.11%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (2.33%) Firmware
4 9 (2.33%) VMware NSX
5 5 (1.30%) vSphere
6 3 (0.78%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.52%) vCloud
8 1 (0.26%) iptables
8 1 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.26%) XenApp
8 1 (0.26%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 36 (9.33%) FortiGate
2 19 (4.92%) Cisco Prime
3 17 (4.40%) Cisco CUCM
4 16 (4.15%) Cisco UCCX
5 10 (2.59%) Cisco UCCE
6 7 (1.81%) Cacti
6 7 (1.81%) SolarWinds Orion
7 6 (1.55%) OpenView
8 5 (1.30%) AirWatch
8 5 (1.30%) Nagios
8 5 (1.30%) QRadar
8 5 (1.30%) SCCM
9 4 (1.04%) vCenter Server
10 3 (0.78%) SCOM
10 3 (0.78%) Stealthwatch
10 3 (0.78%) TrustSec
11 2 (0.52%) McAfee ePO
11 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Clustering
11 2 (0.52%) vRealize
12 1 (0.26%) CSIRT
Vendors
1 339 (87.82%) Cisco
2 102 (26.42%) Juniper
3 100 (25.91%) CheckPoint
4 71 (18.39%) F5
5 67 (17.36%) Palo Alto
6 50 (12.95%) Fortinet
7 49 (12.69%) Riverbed
8 46 (11.92%) Microsoft
9 43 (11.14%) VMware
10 34 (8.81%) HP
11 32 (8.29%) Citrix
12 24 (6.22%) Aruba
13 23 (5.96%) SolarWinds
14 22 (5.70%) Blue Coat
15 10 (2.59%) NetApp
15 10 (2.59%) Nokia
16 8 (2.07%) Arista
16 8 (2.07%) McAfee
17 7 (1.81%) Foundry
17 7 (1.81%) Huawei