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 29 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.

Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE)
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 391 486 433
Rank change year-on-year +95 -53  
Contract jobs citing CCIE 223 162 195
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.49% 0.30% 0.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.37% 1.45% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 82 103
Median daily rate £425 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.55% +9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £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 9390 11207 10727
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.76% 20.82% 20.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 5997 7009 6081
Median daily rate £420 £405 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +1.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £555 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 453 409 493
Median hourly rate £30.00 £36.51 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.83% +62.26%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.40 £57.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

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 29 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 29 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 +107 210 £425 -6.07% 25
London +55 90 £475 -3.55% 11
South East +42 68 £425 -6.07% 6
North East +11 20 £385 -
Newcastle upon Tyne +8 20 £385 -
Tyne and Wear +8 20 £385 -
Hampshire +14 19 £410 -9.39%
Berkshire +31 17 £431 -4.16% 2
Buckinghamshire 0 16 £525 +31.25% 1
North West +35 13 £400 -17.94% 3
Hook +18 13 £423 -7.65%
Milton Keynes +9 13 £500 -
Reading +18 11 £413 -8.33% 2
Scotland +32 9 £319 -6.93%
Yorkshire +22 9 £438 +9.37% 1
Manchester +23 8 £500 +5.26% 3
Croydon +17 7 £550 +13.40%
East of England 0 7 £400 -5.32%
Renfrewshire - 7 £319 -
Erskine - 7 £319 -
West Yorkshire +18 6 £450 +12.50% 1
Leeds +11 6 £450 +26.31% 1
West Midlands +17 5 £363 -30.95% 1
City of London -1 5 £425 +30.76% 4
Birmingham - 5 £363 -
Norfolk +2 3 £375 +1.35%
New Malden - 3 - -
West Sussex - 3 £388 -
Oxfordshire - 3 £475 -
Cheshire +25 2 £425 -12.82%

For the 6 months to 29 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.

1 436 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 377 (86.47%) Cisco
3 273 (62.61%) CCNP
4 218 (50.00%) Firewall
5 176 (40.37%) WAN
6 166 (38.07%) LAN
7 144 (33.03%) Juniper
8 139 (31.88%) CheckPoint
9 131 (30.05%) Wireless
10 120 (27.52%) Security Cleared
11 109 (25.00%) CCNA
12 107 (24.54%) SC Cleared
13 104 (23.85%) F5
14 101 (23.17%) Network Design
15 97 (22.25%) ITIL
16 87 (19.95%) CCDP
17 84 (19.27%) Data Centre
18 78 (17.89%) MPLS
18 78 (17.89%) Network Security
19 75 (17.20%) Finance
20 73 (16.74%) Telecoms
21 71 (16.28%) Cisco Nexus
22 68 (15.60%) FortiGate
23 66 (15.14%) VPN
24 62 (14.22%) Cisco ASA
24 62 (14.22%) Fortinet
25 61 (13.99%) JNCIE
26 60 (13.76%) Service Management
26 60 (13.76%) BGP
27 59 (13.53%) Riverbed

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 8 (1.83%) Skype for Business
2 7 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2013
2 7 (1.61%) MS Exchange
3 4 (0.92%) Apache
3 4 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (0.92%) IIS
3 4 (0.92%) JBoss
3 4 (0.92%) SharePoint
3 4 (0.92%) Tomcat
3 4 (0.92%) WebLogic
3 4 (0.92%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 13 (2.98%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.38%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (0.92%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.46%) 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 29 (6.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (4.59%) Office 365
3 15 (3.44%) 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
1 218 (50.00%) Firewall
2 176 (40.37%) WAN
3 166 (38.07%) LAN
4 131 (30.05%) Wireless
5 78 (17.89%) MPLS
5 78 (17.89%) Network Security
6 71 (16.28%) Cisco Nexus
7 66 (15.14%) VPN
8 62 (14.22%) Cisco ASA
9 60 (13.76%) BGP
10 58 (13.30%) VoIP
11 56 (12.84%) OSPF
12 48 (11.01%) BIG-IP
13 44 (10.09%) TCP/IP
13 44 (10.09%) Unified Communications
13 44 (10.09%) VLAN
14 30 (6.88%) DHCP
15 29 (6.65%) WLAN
16 26 (5.96%) EIGRP
17 25 (5.73%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (2.52%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.15%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (0.92%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (1.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.23%) Jenkins
General
1 75 (17.20%) Finance
2 73 (16.74%) Telecoms
3 31 (7.11%) Banking
4 9 (2.06%) Back Office
5 7 (1.61%) Military
6 6 (1.38%) Retail
7 5 (1.15%) Electronics
7 5 (1.15%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.15%) Marketing
8 4 (0.92%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.92%) Manufacturing
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
1 197 (45.18%) Network Engineer
2 97 (22.25%) Architect
3 65 (14.91%) Network Architect
4 51 (11.70%) Cisco Engineer
5 41 (9.40%) Consultant
6 34 (7.80%) Design Engineer
7 33 (7.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 33 (7.57%) Senior Network Engineer
8 31 (7.11%) Security Engineer
9 26 (5.96%) Network Security Engineer
10 22 (5.05%) Network Consultant
11 21 (4.82%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
12 19 (4.36%) Cisco Architect
13 16 (3.67%) Network Design Engineer
14 13 (2.98%) Cisco Consultant
14 13 (2.98%) Cisco Network Architect
15 12 (2.75%) Security Architect
15 12 (2.75%) Unified Communications Engineer
16 11 (2.52%) Network Specialist
16 11 (2.52%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (5.73%) 802.1X
2 7 (1.61%) XMPP
3 4 (0.92%) Middleware
4 3 (0.69%) CSS
5 2 (0.46%) COM
6 1 (0.23%) .NET
6 1 (0.23%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.23%) Kafka
6 1 (0.23%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 84 (19.27%) Data Centre
2 37 (8.49%) Computer Science
3 25 (5.73%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (2.52%) Management Information System
5 8 (1.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 8 (1.83%) Hybrid Cloud
5 8 (1.83%) Video Conferencing
5 8 (1.83%) Virtual Team
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%) iPad
9 2 (0.46%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.46%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 45 (10.32%) Windows
2 21 (4.82%) Windows Server
3 18 (4.13%) Unix
3 18 (4.13%) Windows 10
4 13 (2.98%) Linux
5 11 (2.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.92%) SUSE
8 4 (0.92%) Windows 8
8 4 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.69%) FreeBSD
9 3 (0.69%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.46%) Android
10 2 (0.46%) VMS
11 1 (0.23%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (23.17%) Network Design
2 97 (22.25%) ITIL
3 60 (13.76%) Service Management
4 46 (10.55%) Migration
5 42 (9.63%) ITSM
6 32 (7.34%) Load Balancing
7 25 (5.73%) Network Architecture
8 22 (5.05%) Network Management
9 21 (4.82%) Disaster Recovery
9 21 (4.82%) Project Management
10 18 (4.13%) High Availability
11 17 (3.90%) Change Management
12 14 (3.21%) Service Delivery
12 14 (3.21%) TOGAF
13 13 (2.98%) Presales
14 12 (2.75%) Root Cause Analysis
15 10 (2.29%) Continuous Improvement
16 9 (2.06%) Mentoring
16 9 (2.06%) Stakeholder Management
17 8 (1.83%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 10 (2.29%) Python
1 10 (2.29%) SQL
2 5 (1.15%) Java
3 4 (0.92%) PowerShell
3 4 (0.92%) Shell Script
4 3 (0.69%) Perl
5 2 (0.46%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.23%) C
6 1 (0.23%) Lisp
6 1 (0.23%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 436 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 273 (62.61%) CCNP
3 120 (27.52%) Security Cleared
4 109 (25.00%) CCNA
5 107 (24.54%) SC Cleared
6 87 (19.95%) CCDP
7 61 (13.99%) JNCIE
8 53 (12.16%) CCSA
9 51 (11.70%) CCIP
9 51 (11.70%) CCSE
10 50 (11.47%) JNCIA
11 48 (11.01%) Degree
12 34 (7.80%) HP ASE
12 34 (7.80%) HP MASE
13 20 (4.59%) Microsoft Certification
14 19 (4.36%) CISSP
15 16 (3.67%) JNCIP
15 16 (3.67%) MCSE
16 13 (2.98%) CCSP
17 10 (2.29%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.29%) PCI DSS
2 7 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 21 (4.82%) Hyper-V
2 17 (3.90%) Active Directory
3 15 (3.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (2.75%) vSphere
5 4 (0.92%) Terminal Services
6 3 (0.69%) ProxySG
7 2 (0.46%) Forefront TMG
7 2 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.23%) Docker
Systems Management
1 68 (15.60%) FortiGate
2 34 (7.80%) Cisco CUCM
3 27 (6.19%) Cisco UCCE
4 26 (5.96%) Cisco Prime
4 26 (5.96%) Cisco UCCX
5 6 (1.38%) Stealthwatch
6 5 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (1.15%) Puppet
7 4 (0.92%) AirWatch
7 4 (0.92%) Cisco CME
7 4 (0.92%) Cobbler
8 3 (0.69%) WhatsUp Gold
9 2 (0.46%) Nagios
9 2 (0.46%) Nessus
9 2 (0.46%) SolarWinds Orion
9 2 (0.46%) TrustSec
9 2 (0.46%) vRealize
10 1 (0.23%) Ansible
10 1 (0.23%) Cisco LMS
10 1 (0.23%) logstash
Vendors
1 377 (86.47%) Cisco
2 144 (33.03%) Juniper
3 139 (31.88%) CheckPoint
4 104 (23.85%) F5
5 62 (14.22%) Fortinet
6 59 (13.53%) Riverbed
7 54 (12.39%) Palo Alto
8 51 (11.70%) HP
9 49 (11.24%) Aruba
10 35 (8.03%) Microsoft
11 31 (7.11%) VMware
12 27 (6.19%) Blue Coat
13 23 (5.28%) Citrix
14 14 (3.21%) SolarWinds
15 13 (2.98%) Nokia
16 12 (2.75%) Sourcefire
17 11 (2.52%) Avaya
17 11 (2.52%) TippingPoint
18 10 (2.29%) Arista
19 9 (2.06%) Huawei
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