Period
to 23 October 2019

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 23 October 2019 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
23 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 448 586 528
Rank change year-on-year +138 -58 -56
Contract jobs citing CCIE 377 321 392
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.45% 0.31% 0.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.22% 1.67% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 186 244
UK median daily rate £475 £461 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +2.36% -
10th Percentile £303 £325 £325
90th Percentile £610 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +11.76% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 16
UK median hourly rate £45.00 - £33.00
10th Percentile £37.50 - £23.75
90th Percentile £50.50 - £59.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £33.00

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 16,975 19,192 18,808
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.04% 18.55% 18.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,423 11,339 11,480
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £260 £245 £225
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £448 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +7.83% +3.75% +4.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 847 956 915
UK median hourly rate £36.00 £25.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.00% -9.09% +3.77%
10th Percentile £14.29 £12.55 £12.00
90th Percentile £59.91 £51.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +44.00% -16.67% +9.09%

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 23 October 2019.

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
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 23 October 2019. 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 +123 344 £488 +8.33% 54
UK excluding London +131 237 £475 +11.76% 31
London +55 129 £475 +1.06% 24
South East +92 109 £488 +15.25% 12
North of England +45 42 £450 - 6
Midlands +72 41 £510 +25.54% 5
North West +38 34 £460 +2.22% 4
West Midlands +41 30 £510 +27.50% 3
Scotland +36 15 £325 -35.00% 1
East Midlands +41 11 £450 +5.88% 2
South West -10 11 £500 +5.26% 3
East of England +27 10 £450 +4.35% 4
Northern Ireland +12 8 £216 -56.75%
Yorkshire +28 6 £350 +12.90% 2
Wales +26 3 £425 -15.84%
North East +17 3 £300 -36.84%

For the 6 months to 23 October 2019, 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.

1 377 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 299 (79.31%) Cisco
3 242 (64.19%) CCNP
4 162 (42.97%) Firewall
5 141 (37.40%) WAN
6 137 (36.34%) LAN
7 113 (29.97%) BGP
8 104 (27.59%) Data Centre
9 91 (24.14%) Wireless
10 90 (23.87%) CCNA
11 83 (22.02%) Cisco Nexus
11 83 (22.02%) Network Security
12 81 (21.49%) OSPF
13 79 (20.95%) F5
14 74 (19.63%) MPLS
15 73 (19.36%) VPN
16 70 (18.57%) Network Design
17 67 (17.77%) CheckPoint
18 65 (17.24%) Telecoms
19 61 (16.18%) Juniper
20 59 (15.65%) Migration
20 59 (15.65%) Security Cleared
21 58 (15.38%) Load Balancing
22 53 (14.06%) Cisco ASA
22 53 (14.06%) TCP/IP
23 51 (13.53%) Finance
24 49 (13.00%) CCDP
25 48 (12.73%) SC Cleared
25 48 (12.73%) Network Architecture
25 48 (12.73%) Palo Alto

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 9 (2.39%) Skype for Business
2 7 (1.86%) OpenStack
3 6 (1.59%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.06%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.53%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.27%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (1.59%) MS Visio
2 5 (1.33%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.06%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.27%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 23 (6.10%) Azure
2 19 (5.04%) AWS
3 14 (3.71%) SaaS
4 7 (1.86%) IaaS
5 5 (1.33%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 3 (0.80%) GCP
7 1 (0.27%) Akamai
7 1 (0.27%) GitHub
7 1 (0.27%) Office 365
7 1 (0.27%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 162 (42.97%) Firewall
2 141 (37.40%) WAN
3 137 (36.34%) LAN
4 113 (29.97%) BGP
5 91 (24.14%) Wireless
6 83 (22.02%) Cisco Nexus
6 83 (22.02%) Network Security
7 81 (21.49%) OSPF
8 74 (19.63%) MPLS
9 73 (19.36%) VPN
10 53 (14.06%) Cisco ASA
10 53 (14.06%) TCP/IP
11 42 (11.14%) DNS
12 41 (10.88%) EIGRP
13 39 (10.34%) VoIP
14 33 (8.75%) VLAN
15 32 (8.49%) Internet
15 32 (8.49%) WLAN
16 31 (8.22%) DHCP
16 31 (8.22%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.33%) Big Data
1 5 (1.33%) Relational Database
2 4 (1.06%) Amazon Redshift
2 4 (1.06%) Hadoop
2 4 (1.06%) MySQL
3 2 (0.53%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (3.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (0.80%) Hudson
3 2 (0.53%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.53%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.27%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.27%) GitLab
4 1 (0.27%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.27%) Travis CI
General
1 65 (17.24%) Telecoms
2 51 (13.53%) Finance
3 11 (2.92%) Financial Institution
3 11 (2.92%) Public Sector
4 9 (2.39%) Banking
5 8 (2.12%) Marketing
6 6 (1.59%) Retail
7 4 (1.06%) Advertising
7 4 (1.06%) Electronics
7 4 (1.06%) Multimedia
8 3 (0.80%) Legal
8 3 (0.80%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.53%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.53%) Law
10 1 (0.27%) French Language
10 1 (0.27%) Front Office
10 1 (0.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 182 (48.28%) Network Engineer
2 117 (31.03%) Architect
3 87 (23.08%) Network Architect
4 40 (10.61%) Senior Network Engineer
5 36 (9.55%) Cisco Engineer
6 33 (8.75%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 30 (7.96%) Consultant
8 27 (7.16%) Design Engineer
9 22 (5.84%) Network Design Engineer
9 22 (5.84%) Security Architect
9 22 (5.84%) Security Engineer
10 21 (5.57%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
11 20 (5.31%) Cisco Architect
12 18 (4.77%) Network Consultant
12 18 (4.77%) Network Security Engineer
13 17 (4.51%) Cisco Network Architect
13 17 (4.51%) Designer
13 17 (4.51%) Network Security Architect
14 15 (3.98%) Infrastructure Architect
15 10 (2.65%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (5.04%) 802.1X
2 8 (2.12%) .NET
3 7 (1.86%) XML
4 6 (1.59%) JSON
5 5 (1.33%) YAML
6 3 (0.80%) XMPP
7 2 (0.53%) SAP Basis
8 1 (0.27%) CSS
8 1 (0.27%) HTML
8 1 (0.27%) JSP
8 1 (0.27%) LDAP
8 1 (0.27%) Middleware
8 1 (0.27%) Node.js
8 1 (0.27%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 104 (27.59%) Data Centre
2 12 (3.18%) Public Cloud
3 10 (2.65%) Management Information System
4 9 (2.39%) PKI
5 8 (2.12%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (2.12%) Hedge funds
6 7 (1.86%) Video Conferencing
7 6 (1.59%) N-Tier
8 5 (1.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 5 (1.33%) PMI
9 4 (1.06%) Driving Licence
9 4 (1.06%) Grid Computing
9 4 (1.06%) User Experience
10 3 (0.80%) IPTV
10 3 (0.80%) MPEG
10 3 (0.80%) Security Operations Centre
11 2 (0.53%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.53%) Fibre Optics
11 2 (0.53%) Social Media
11 2 (0.53%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 26 (6.90%) Linux
2 20 (5.31%) Unix
3 19 (5.04%) Windows
4 7 (1.86%) Windows Server
5 5 (1.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (1.06%) Windows 10
6 4 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.80%) VMS
8 1 (0.27%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (18.57%) Network Design
2 59 (15.65%) Migration
3 58 (15.38%) Load Balancing
4 48 (12.73%) Network Architecture
5 31 (8.22%) ITIL
6 27 (7.16%) TOGAF
7 24 (6.37%) Network Monitoring
8 23 (6.10%) Network Management
8 23 (6.10%) Project Delivery
8 23 (6.10%) Project Management
9 18 (4.77%) Service Delivery
10 14 (3.71%) Kalman Filter
11 13 (3.45%) Computer Science
11 13 (3.45%) Cybersecurity
11 13 (3.45%) Mentoring
12 12 (3.18%) Presales
13 11 (2.92%) Capacity Planning
13 11 (2.92%) High Availability
13 11 (2.92%) Problem-Solving
13 11 (2.92%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 21 (5.57%) Python
2 13 (3.45%) PowerShell
3 12 (3.18%) SQL
4 5 (1.33%) Perl
4 5 (1.33%) Prolog
5 2 (0.53%) C
6 1 (0.27%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.27%) Java
Qualifications
1 377 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 242 (64.19%) CCNP
3 90 (23.87%) CCNA
4 59 (15.65%) Security Cleared
5 49 (13.00%) CCDP
6 48 (12.73%) SC Cleared
7 26 (6.90%) CISSP
8 20 (5.31%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 20 (5.31%) Degree
8 20 (5.31%) JNCIE
8 20 (5.31%) TOGAF Certification
9 18 (4.77%) CCIE Data Center
10 16 (4.24%) CCDA
11 15 (3.98%) DV Cleared
12 14 (3.71%) Microsoft Certification
13 12 (3.18%) MCSE
14 10 (2.65%) CCIE Service Provider
15 9 (2.39%) CCIE Security
16 8 (2.12%) CCIE Collaboration
16 8 (2.12%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (2.65%) GDPR
2 10 (2.65%) NIST
3 8 (2.12%) SLA
4 6 (1.59%) PCI DSS
5 5 (1.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.53%) QA
System Software
1 24 (6.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (2.39%) VMware NSX
3 5 (1.33%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (1.06%) Active Directory
4 4 (1.06%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.53%) Docker
5 2 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.53%) vSphere
6 1 (0.27%) Firmware
6 1 (0.27%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.27%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 16 (4.24%) Cisco Prime
2 14 (3.71%) Ansible
3 12 (3.18%) Cisco CUCM
4 7 (1.86%) vCenter Server
5 6 (1.59%) FortiGate
6 5 (1.33%) OPNET
7 4 (1.06%) Stealthwatch
8 3 (0.80%) Cisco UCCE
8 3 (0.80%) Cisco UCCX
8 3 (0.80%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.80%) Puppet
9 2 (0.53%) CA Spectrum
9 2 (0.53%) Cisco CME
9 2 (0.53%) Cisco LMS
9 2 (0.53%) Iperf
9 2 (0.53%) Kubernetes
9 2 (0.53%) SCCM
9 2 (0.53%) SCOM
9 2 (0.53%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 299 (79.31%) Cisco
2 79 (20.95%) F5
3 67 (17.77%) CheckPoint
4 61 (16.18%) Juniper
5 48 (12.73%) Palo Alto
6 36 (9.55%) Fortinet
7 35 (9.28%) Microsoft
8 33 (8.75%) VMware
9 27 (7.16%) Aruba
10 24 (6.37%) SolarWinds
11 21 (5.57%) Riverbed
12 20 (5.31%) Citrix
13 19 (5.04%) HP
13 19 (5.04%) Meraki
14 15 (3.98%) Blue Coat
15 14 (3.71%) Nokia
16 12 (3.18%) Infoblox
17 8 (2.12%) BMC
17 8 (2.12%) NetScout
18 7 (1.86%) Arista