Period
to 18 December 2018

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 December 2018 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 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 571 562 473
Rank change year-on-year -9 -89 +40
Contract jobs citing CCIE 345 360 469
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.35% 0.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.72% 1.85% 2.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 222 279
UK median daily rate £464 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.06% +2.86% +0.57%
10th Percentile £350 £325 £313
90th Percentile £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £438 £425
% change year-on-year - +2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 6
UK median hourly rate £47.00 £55.00 £42.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.55% +29.12% +48.65%
10th Percentile £45.50 £44.20 £22.25
90th Percentile £48.50 £60.00 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £55.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year - +83.33% -

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 20,013 19,418 20,968
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.09% 18.80% 20.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,890 11,939 13,123
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £256 £225 £240
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% +0.13% +3.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 967 887 850
UK median hourly rate £26.50 £25.69 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.15% +0.75% +2.00%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £12.19
90th Percentile £51.25 £49.75 £47.92
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £26.87 £27.00
% change year-on-year +0.50% -0.50% +8.00%

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 December 2018.

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 17 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 December 2018. 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 -20 320 £463 +2.78% 88
London +47 171 £475 - 39
UK excluding London -67 162 £438 - 50
South East -29 65 £413 -8.33% 25
North of England -3 38 £450 -10.00% 9
North West -6 25 £450 -10.00% 4
Midlands -42 16 £419 +6.01% 4
South West -23 15 £475 -15.56% 4
West Midlands -52 13 £445 +5.95% 4
Yorkshire 0 12 £425 -28.42% 5
Scotland -2 12 £500 +19.40% 1
East of England -15 11 £425 +21.43% 7
East Midlands +5 3 £350 -
Northern Ireland +29 2 £500 -
Wales -27 2 £505 +12.22%
Channel Islands -3 1 - -
North East -8 1 £475 -32.14%

For the 6 months to 18 December 2018, 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.

1 345 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 283 (82.03%) Cisco
3 215 (62.32%) CCNP
4 195 (56.52%) Firewall
5 124 (35.94%) BGP
6 123 (35.65%) Data Centre
7 118 (34.20%) WAN
8 102 (29.57%) OSPF
9 89 (25.80%) LAN
10 87 (25.22%) Cisco Nexus
11 83 (24.06%) Wireless
12 78 (22.61%) CheckPoint
13 75 (21.74%) MPLS
14 74 (21.45%) Network Design
15 72 (20.87%) F5
16 71 (20.58%) Cisco ASA
17 67 (19.42%) CCNA
18 66 (19.13%) Juniper
19 63 (18.26%) VPN
20 58 (16.81%) Load Balancing
21 47 (13.62%) ITIL
22 45 (13.04%) Finance
23 44 (12.75%) Network Security
23 44 (12.75%) Security Cleared
23 44 (12.75%) Amazon AWS
24 42 (12.17%) VMware
25 41 (11.88%) Migration
26 39 (11.30%) Microsoft Azure
26 39 (11.30%) Cisco Firepower
27 38 (11.01%) Telecoms

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 (2.32%) Confluence
2 7 (2.03%) Skype for Business
3 4 (1.16%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (0.58%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.29%) Apache ServiceMix
5 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.29%) GlassFish
5 1 (0.29%) JBoss
5 1 (0.29%) JRun
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.29%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.29%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.29%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.29%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.29%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.29%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 44 (12.75%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (11.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (4.35%) Office 365
4 13 (3.77%) Google Cloud Platform
5 12 (3.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 11 (3.19%) IaaS
6 11 (3.19%) PaaS
7 9 (2.61%) SaaS
8 4 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.29%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 195 (56.52%) Firewall
2 124 (35.94%) BGP
3 118 (34.20%) WAN
4 102 (29.57%) OSPF
5 89 (25.80%) LAN
6 87 (25.22%) Cisco Nexus
7 83 (24.06%) Wireless
8 75 (21.74%) MPLS
9 71 (20.58%) Cisco ASA
10 63 (18.26%) VPN
11 44 (12.75%) Network Security
12 39 (11.30%) Cisco Firepower
13 35 (10.14%) EIGRP
14 34 (9.86%) TCP/IP
15 33 (9.57%) DNS
16 32 (9.28%) Cisco ISE
16 32 (9.28%) VoIP
17 29 (8.41%) Cisco IOS
18 28 (8.12%) WLAN
19 24 (6.96%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database
1 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (0.29%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 15 (4.35%) JIRA
2 8 (2.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 5 (1.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 4 (1.16%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.29%) Hudson
General
1 45 (13.04%) Finance
2 38 (11.01%) Telecoms
3 24 (6.96%) Banking
4 12 (3.48%) Manufacturing
5 8 (2.32%) Legal
6 4 (1.16%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.16%) Law
7 1 (0.29%) Back Office
7 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.29%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 174 (50.43%) Network Engineer
2 72 (20.87%) Architect
3 61 (17.68%) Cisco Engineer
4 59 (17.10%) Senior Network Engineer
5 52 (15.07%) Network Architect
6 47 (13.62%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 38 (11.01%) Consultant
8 29 (8.41%) Network Consultant
9 27 (7.83%) Senior Cisco Engineer
10 21 (6.09%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
11 19 (5.51%) Security Engineer
12 15 (4.35%) Network Security Engineer
13 14 (4.06%) Cisco Architect
13 14 (4.06%) Design Engineer
14 13 (3.77%) Cisco Consultant
14 13 (3.77%) Cisco Network Architect
14 13 (3.77%) Cisco Network Consultant
14 13 (3.77%) Network Design Engineer
15 11 (3.19%) Data Centre Engineer
15 11 (3.19%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (4.93%) 802.1X
2 4 (1.16%) Web Services
3 3 (0.87%) Spine.js
4 2 (0.58%) Middleware
5 1 (0.29%) .NET
5 1 (0.29%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.29%) J2EE
5 1 (0.29%) OAuth
5 1 (0.29%) OpenID
5 1 (0.29%) SAML
5 1 (0.29%) SPML
5 1 (0.29%) VXML
5 1 (0.29%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 123 (35.65%) Data Centre
2 21 (6.09%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (2.90%) Video Conferencing
4 9 (2.61%) Public Cloud
4 9 (2.61%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (2.32%) Blog
6 7 (2.03%) BBC
6 7 (2.03%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.74%) Private Cloud
7 6 (1.74%) Virtual Team
8 5 (1.45%) Cyber Defence
8 5 (1.45%) Cybercrime
8 5 (1.45%) Fintech
8 5 (1.45%) PKI
9 4 (1.16%) Wiki
10 3 (0.87%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (0.58%) Cyberattack
11 2 (0.58%) Driving Licence
11 2 (0.58%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (0.58%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 26 (7.54%) Windows
2 21 (6.09%) Linux
3 17 (4.93%) Unix
4 6 (1.74%) Windows Server
5 5 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.29%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.29%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (21.45%) Network Design
2 58 (16.81%) Load Balancing
3 47 (13.62%) ITIL
4 41 (11.88%) Migration
5 29 (8.41%) Network Architecture
6 25 (7.25%) High Availability
7 22 (6.38%) Computer Science
8 21 (6.09%) Network Monitoring
9 19 (5.51%) Project Management
10 18 (5.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 17 (4.93%) Network Management
12 16 (4.64%) Root Cause Analysis
13 15 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
13 15 (4.35%) Change Management
13 15 (4.35%) Network Virtualisation
14 13 (3.77%) Information Security
15 12 (3.48%) Cybersecurity
15 12 (3.48%) Server Virtualisation
15 12 (3.48%) TOGAF
15 12 (3.48%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 18 (5.22%) Python
2 8 (2.32%) Bash Shell
3 5 (1.45%) PowerShell
4 3 (0.87%) SQL
5 1 (0.29%) Java
5 1 (0.29%) Perl
5 1 (0.29%) R
Qualifications
1 345 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 215 (62.32%) CCNP
3 67 (19.42%) CCNA
4 44 (12.75%) Security Cleared
5 35 (10.14%) SC Cleared
6 31 (8.99%) CCDP
7 27 (7.83%) Degree
8 24 (6.96%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 22 (6.38%) CISSP
10 20 (5.80%) CCIE Data Center
11 19 (5.51%) CCIE Security
12 14 (4.06%) JNCIE
13 13 (3.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 12 (3.48%) CISM
14 12 (3.48%) Computer Science Degree
15 11 (3.19%) CISA
15 11 (3.19%) MCSE
15 11 (3.19%) Microsoft Certification
16 8 (2.32%) CCDE
17 7 (2.03%) EnCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (2.03%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.45%) SLA
4 4 (1.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 3 (0.87%) COBIT
5 3 (0.87%) GDPR
5 3 (0.87%) QA
System Software
1 27 (7.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (4.06%) Active Directory
3 13 (3.77%) VMware NSX
4 6 (1.74%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.45%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.87%) Docker
7 2 (0.58%) ProxySG
7 2 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.58%) vSphere
8 1 (0.29%) Firmware
8 1 (0.29%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 11 (3.19%) Cisco CUCM
2 10 (2.90%) vCenter Server
3 9 (2.61%) Cisco UCCX
4 7 (2.03%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 7 (2.03%) EnCase
4 7 (2.03%) FTK
4 7 (2.03%) Single Sign-On
4 7 (2.03%) Stealthwatch
5 6 (1.74%) FortiGate
6 5 (1.45%) SCCM
7 4 (1.16%) Cisco UCCE
7 4 (1.16%) Forum Sentry
7 4 (1.16%) SCOM
7 4 (1.16%) SolarWinds Orion
8 3 (0.87%) Ansible
8 3 (0.87%) Cisco CME
8 3 (0.87%) Cisco IPCC
8 3 (0.87%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.58%) Cisco Prime
9 2 (0.58%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 283 (82.03%) Cisco
2 78 (22.61%) CheckPoint
3 72 (20.87%) F5
4 66 (19.13%) Juniper
5 42 (12.17%) VMware
6 33 (9.57%) Fortinet
7 31 (8.99%) Palo Alto
8 20 (5.80%) Microsoft
8 20 (5.80%) Riverbed
9 17 (4.93%) Blue Coat
10 16 (4.64%) Meraki
11 15 (4.35%) SolarWinds
12 10 (2.90%) BMC
12 10 (2.90%) Citrix
12 10 (2.90%) McAfee
13 9 (2.61%) Arista
14 8 (2.32%) Atlassian
15 7 (2.03%) Avaya
15 7 (2.03%) Rackspace
15 7 (2.03%) Virgin Media