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 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE)
UK
Rank 373 478 438
Rank change year-on-year +105 -40  
Contract jobs citing CCIE 216 165 197
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.48% 0.31% 0.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.31% 1.49% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 84 104
Median daily rate £425 £453 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.07% +9.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -8.57% +2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Median hourly rate £49.60 £16.99 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +191.90% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £16.99 -

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 9336 11096 10841
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.79% 20.84% 20.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 5942 6920 6146
Median daily rate £420 £405 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +1.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £255 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £563 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 449 405 500
Median hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +66.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.43 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £57.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year -25.20% +75.82%  

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 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CCIE in the UK

CCIE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 27 March 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 +95 203 £425 -8.60% 23
London +52 88 £475 -5.00% 9
South East +35 69 £425 -5.81% 6
Hampshire +13 19 £410 -7.86%
Berkshire +32 17 £431 -4.16% 1
Buckinghamshire -1 17 £525 +31.25% 1
North East +5 16 £360 -
Newcastle upon Tyne +3 16 £360 -
Tyne and Wear +2 16 £360 -
Milton Keynes +13 14 £513 -
North West +32 13 £400 -17.94% 2
Hook +16 13 £423 -7.65%
Reading +27 11 £413 -8.33% 1
Scotland +26 9 £319 -6.93%
Yorkshire +22 9 £438 +9.37% 1
Manchester +16 8 £500 +5.26% 2
Croydon +15 7 £550 +13.40%
Erskine - 7 £319 -
Renfrewshire - 7 £319 -
West Yorkshire +19 6 £450 +12.50% 1
Leeds +18 6 £450 +26.31% 1
West Midlands +19 5 £363 -30.95% 1
City of London +4 5 £425 +9.67% 2
East of England -4 5 £375 -11.24% 1
Birmingham - 5 £363 -
Norfolk +2 3 £375 +1.35%
New Malden - 3 - -
West Sussex - 3 £388 -
Oxfordshire - 3 £475 - 1
Cheshire +27 2 £425 -12.82%

CCIE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 434 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 375 (86.41%) Cisco
3 272 (62.67%) CCNP
4 214 (49.31%) Firewall
5 172 (39.63%) WAN
6 163 (37.56%) LAN
7 142 (32.72%) Juniper
8 136 (31.34%) CheckPoint
9 127 (29.26%) Wireless
10 117 (26.96%) Security Cleared
11 111 (25.58%) CCNA
12 108 (24.88%) SC Cleared
13 102 (23.50%) F5
14 100 (23.04%) Network Design
15 95 (21.89%) ITIL
16 85 (19.59%) CCDP
17 84 (19.35%) Data Centre
18 80 (18.43%) MPLS
19 77 (17.74%) Finance
20 76 (17.51%) Network Security
21 70 (16.13%) Cisco Nexus
21 70 (16.13%) Telecoms
22 65 (14.98%) VPN
22 65 (14.98%) Cisco ASA
23 62 (14.29%) FortiGate
24 58 (13.36%) VoIP
25 57 (13.13%) BGP
25 57 (13.13%) Fortinet
26 56 (12.90%) JNCIE
26 56 (12.90%) Service Management

CCIE
Top Related 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 7 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2010
1 7 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2013
1 7 (1.61%) MS Exchange
1 7 (1.61%) Skype for Business
2 4 (0.92%) Apache
2 4 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (0.92%) IIS
2 4 (0.92%) JBoss
2 4 (0.92%) SharePoint
2 4 (0.92%) Tomcat
2 4 (0.92%) WebLogic
2 4 (0.92%) WebSphere
3 2 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 13 (3.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.38%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (1.15%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.92%) MS Office
5 1 (0.23%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.92%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 28 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (4.61%) Office 365
3 15 (3.46%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.15%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (1.15%) SaaS
5 4 (0.92%) IaaS
5 4 (0.92%) PaaS
6 1 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.23%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.23%) AWS CloudTrail
6 1 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 214 (49.31%) Firewall
2 172 (39.63%) WAN
3 163 (37.56%) LAN
4 127 (29.26%) Wireless
5 80 (18.43%) MPLS
6 76 (17.51%) Network Security
7 70 (16.13%) Cisco Nexus
8 65 (14.98%) Cisco ASA
8 65 (14.98%) VPN
9 58 (13.36%) VoIP
10 57 (13.13%) BGP
11 55 (12.67%) OSPF
12 45 (10.37%) TCP/IP
13 44 (10.14%) BIG-IP
13 44 (10.14%) Unified Communications
14 43 (9.91%) VLAN
15 30 (6.91%) DHCP
16 28 (6.45%) WLAN
17 26 (5.99%) DNS
17 26 (5.99%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (2.53%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.15%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (0.92%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 7 (1.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.23%) Jenkins
General
1 77 (17.74%) Finance
2 70 (16.13%) Telecoms
3 31 (7.14%) Banking
4 10 (2.30%) Back Office
5 7 (1.61%) Retail
6 6 (1.38%) Military
7 5 (1.15%) Electronics
7 5 (1.15%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.15%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.15%) Marketing
8 4 (0.92%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.46%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.23%) French Language
10 1 (0.23%) Local Government
10 1 (0.23%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 195 (44.93%) Network Engineer
2 92 (21.20%) Architect
3 61 (14.06%) Network Architect
4 51 (11.75%) Cisco Engineer
5 41 (9.45%) Consultant
6 35 (8.06%) Design Engineer
7 33 (7.60%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 33 (7.60%) Senior Network Engineer
8 29 (6.68%) Security Engineer
9 24 (5.53%) Network Security Engineer
10 22 (5.07%) Network Consultant
11 20 (4.61%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
12 18 (4.15%) Cisco Architect
13 16 (3.69%) Network Design Engineer
14 13 (3.00%) Cisco Consultant
15 12 (2.76%) Cisco Network Architect
15 12 (2.76%) Security Architect
15 12 (2.76%) Unified Communications Engineer
16 11 (2.53%) Network Specialist
16 11 (2.53%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (6.22%) 802.1X
2 7 (1.61%) XMPP
3 4 (0.92%) COM
3 4 (0.92%) Middleware
4 3 (0.69%) CSS
5 1 (0.23%) .NET
5 1 (0.23%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.23%) Kafka
5 1 (0.23%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 84 (19.35%) Data Centre
2 34 (7.83%) Computer Science
3 24 (5.53%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (2.53%) Management Information System
5 8 (1.84%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 8 (1.84%) Video Conferencing
5 8 (1.84%) Virtual Team
6 7 (1.61%) Hybrid Cloud
6 7 (1.61%) PKI
6 7 (1.61%) Public Cloud
7 5 (1.15%) Private Cloud
8 4 (0.92%) BYOD
8 4 (0.92%) Clustering
8 4 (0.92%) IVR
8 4 (0.92%) Replication
8 4 (0.92%) Smart Meter
9 2 (0.46%) BBC
9 2 (0.46%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (0.46%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.46%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 47 (10.83%) Windows
2 23 (5.30%) Windows Server
3 20 (4.61%) Unix
4 18 (4.15%) Windows 10
5 13 (3.00%) Linux
6 11 (2.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (1.15%) FreeBSD
10 4 (0.92%) SUSE
10 4 (0.92%) Windows 8
10 4 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.69%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.46%) Android
12 2 (0.46%) VMS
13 1 (0.23%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (23.04%) Network Design
2 95 (21.89%) ITIL
3 56 (12.90%) Service Management
4 44 (10.14%) Migration
5 38 (8.76%) ITSM
6 32 (7.37%) Load Balancing
7 25 (5.76%) Network Architecture
8 22 (5.07%) Network Management
9 19 (4.38%) Disaster Recovery
10 17 (3.92%) Change Management
10 17 (3.92%) Project Management
11 16 (3.69%) High Availability
12 14 (3.23%) Service Delivery
13 13 (3.00%) Presales
13 13 (3.00%) Root Cause Analysis
13 13 (3.00%) TOGAF
14 10 (2.30%) Change Control
15 9 (2.07%) Continuous Improvement
15 9 (2.07%) Mentoring
15 9 (2.07%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (2.76%) SQL
2 10 (2.30%) Python
3 5 (1.15%) Java
4 4 (0.92%) PowerShell
4 4 (0.92%) Shell Script
5 3 (0.69%) Perl
6 2 (0.46%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.23%) C
7 1 (0.23%) Lisp
7 1 (0.23%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 434 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 272 (62.67%) CCNP
3 117 (26.96%) Security Cleared
4 111 (25.58%) CCNA
5 108 (24.88%) SC Cleared
6 85 (19.59%) CCDP
7 56 (12.90%) JNCIE
8 49 (11.29%) CCSA
9 48 (11.06%) CCSE
10 47 (10.83%) CCIP
11 46 (10.60%) JNCIA
12 45 (10.37%) Degree
13 30 (6.91%) HP ASE
13 30 (6.91%) HP MASE
14 20 (4.61%) CISSP
14 20 (4.61%) Microsoft Certification
15 17 (3.92%) JNCIP
16 16 (3.69%) MCSE
17 13 (3.00%) CCSP
18 10 (2.30%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.84%) PCI DSS
2 7 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 21 (4.84%) Hyper-V
2 19 (4.38%) Active Directory
3 16 (3.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (3.23%) vSphere
5 4 (0.92%) Forefront TMG
5 4 (0.92%) Terminal Services
5 4 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.69%) ProxySG
7 2 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.23%) Docker
Systems Management
1 62 (14.29%) FortiGate
2 34 (7.83%) Cisco CUCM
3 27 (6.22%) Cisco UCCE
4 26 (5.99%) Cisco Prime
4 26 (5.99%) Cisco UCCX
5 6 (1.38%) Stealthwatch
6 5 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (1.15%) Puppet
6 5 (1.15%) WhatsUp Gold
7 4 (0.92%) AirWatch
7 4 (0.92%) Cisco CME
7 4 (0.92%) Cobbler
7 4 (0.92%) Nessus
8 2 (0.46%) Nagios
8 2 (0.46%) SolarWinds Orion
8 2 (0.46%) TrustSec
8 2 (0.46%) vRealize
9 1 (0.23%) Cacti
9 1 (0.23%) SCCM
9 1 (0.23%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 375 (86.41%) Cisco
2 142 (32.72%) Juniper
3 136 (31.34%) CheckPoint
4 102 (23.50%) F5
5 57 (13.13%) Fortinet
6 55 (12.67%) Riverbed
7 53 (12.21%) Palo Alto
8 50 (11.52%) Aruba
9 48 (11.06%) HP
10 37 (8.53%) Microsoft
11 32 (7.37%) VMware
12 28 (6.45%) Blue Coat
13 23 (5.30%) Citrix
14 14 (3.23%) Nokia
14 14 (3.23%) SolarWinds
15 13 (3.00%) Sourcefire
16 10 (2.30%) Arista
16 10 (2.30%) Avaya
16 10 (2.30%) Huawei
17 9 (2.07%) Ericsson
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