Period
to 20 May 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 20 May 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
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 575 445 519
Rank change year-on-year -130 +74 -5
Contract jobs citing CCIE 317 434 386
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.48% 0.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.65% 2.35% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 286 199
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £314 £325 £318
90th Percentile £648 £594 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 11 3
UK median hourly rate - £32.00 £16.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +88.35% -57.53%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £30.93 £16.99
% change year-on-year - +82.02% -57.53%

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 19,247 18,438 22,732
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.11% 20.31% 21.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,565 11,571 14,123
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £239 £254 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 857 935 860
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £30.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.67% -7.69% +47.73%
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.00 £12.02
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £53.08
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.56 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -18.13% -14.29% +55.56%

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 20 May 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 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 20 May 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 -126 303 £466 +3.61% 85
UK excluding London -102 160 £450 +5.88% 43
London -76 149 £498 +4.74% 44
South East -63 80 £460 +2.22% 16
North of England -41 30 £445 +11.39% 6
North West -10 26 £440 +10.14%
Midlands -3 22 £450 +24.14% 8
East of England +1 18 £425 -3.95% 4
West Midlands -8 13 £488 +34.48% 6
South West +8 10 £475 -6.86% 7
East Midlands 0 7 £438 +45.83% 2
North East -13 5 £625 +73.61%
Wales -3 4 £350 - 2
Yorkshire -25 2 £275 -35.29% 6
Scotland -47 1 £338 +7.14%
Channel Islands - 1 £450 -

For the 6 months to 20 May 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.

1 317 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 248 (78.23%) Cisco
3 205 (64.67%) CCNP
4 158 (49.84%) Firewall
5 116 (36.59%) WAN
6 104 (32.81%) LAN
7 84 (26.50%) BGP
8 82 (25.87%) Data Centre
9 77 (24.29%) CCNA
10 70 (22.08%) OSPF
11 69 (21.77%) MPLS
12 64 (20.19%) Finance
13 63 (19.87%) ITIL
14 62 (19.56%) Security Cleared
15 60 (18.93%) CheckPoint
15 60 (18.93%) Wireless
16 57 (17.98%) CCDP
17 55 (17.35%) Cisco Nexus
18 52 (16.40%) Network Security
18 52 (16.40%) VPN
18 52 (16.40%) Internet
18 52 (16.40%) Juniper
19 51 (16.09%) SC Cleared
20 50 (15.77%) Network Design
21 49 (15.46%) Network Architecture
22 48 (15.14%) Degree
23 47 (14.83%) Microsoft
24 45 (14.20%) CISSP
25 43 (13.56%) F5
26 39 (12.30%) Migration

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 5 (1.58%) IIS
2 3 (0.95%) Skype for Business
3 2 (0.63%) CMS
4 1 (0.32%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.32%) SAS
4 1 (0.32%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (1.26%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.95%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.63%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 33 (10.41%) PaaS
2 32 (10.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (6.62%) Office 365
4 20 (6.31%) IaaS
5 19 (5.99%) Amazon AWS
5 19 (5.99%) SaaS
6 1 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 158 (49.84%) Firewall
2 116 (36.59%) WAN
3 104 (32.81%) LAN
4 84 (26.50%) BGP
5 70 (22.08%) OSPF
6 69 (21.77%) MPLS
7 60 (18.93%) Wireless
8 55 (17.35%) Cisco Nexus
9 52 (16.40%) Internet
9 52 (16.40%) Network Security
9 52 (16.40%) VPN
10 39 (12.30%) Cisco ASA
11 37 (11.67%) Cisco ISE
12 34 (10.73%) VoIP
13 32 (10.09%) DNS
14 30 (9.46%) Wi-Fi
15 29 (9.15%) EIGRP
16 25 (7.89%) WLAN
17 23 (7.26%) Ethernet
17 23 (7.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.52%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.63%) GIS
2 2 (0.63%) MySQL
3 1 (0.32%) DB2
3 1 (0.32%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (1.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.32%) JIRA
General
1 64 (20.19%) Finance
2 26 (8.20%) Telecoms
3 17 (5.36%) Banking
4 6 (1.89%) Financial Institution
4 6 (1.89%) Legal
4 6 (1.89%) Retail
5 4 (1.26%) Marketing
6 3 (0.95%) Investment Banking
6 3 (0.95%) Local Government
7 2 (0.63%) Automotive
8 1 (0.32%) French Language
8 1 (0.32%) Front Office
8 1 (0.32%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.32%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 130 (41.01%) Network Engineer
2 94 (29.65%) Architect
3 46 (14.51%) Network Architect
4 42 (13.25%) Security Architect
5 33 (10.41%) Consultant
6 31 (9.78%) Cisco Engineer
7 27 (8.52%) Senior Network Engineer
8 25 (7.89%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 18 (5.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 18 (5.68%) Security Engineer
10 17 (5.36%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 16 (5.05%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
12 15 (4.73%) Network Consultant
13 14 (4.42%) Network Security Engineer
14 12 (3.79%) Network Security Architect
15 11 (3.47%) Firewall Engineer
16 10 (3.15%) Azure Architect
16 10 (3.15%) Cisco Consultant
16 10 (3.15%) Lead Network Engineer
17 9 (2.84%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.47%) 802.1X
2 6 (1.89%) Middleware
3 4 (1.26%) OAuth
3 4 (1.26%) OAuth2
3 4 (1.26%) WAP
4 3 (0.95%) JSON
5 2 (0.63%) VXML
6 1 (0.32%) CSS
6 1 (0.32%) Web Services
6 1 (0.32%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 82 (25.87%) Data Centre
2 22 (6.94%) Management Information System
3 16 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (3.47%) Computer Science
5 8 (2.52%) PKI
6 6 (1.89%) Cyberthreat
6 6 (1.89%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (1.58%) Clustering
7 5 (1.58%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.58%) Private Cloud
7 5 (1.58%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (1.26%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (1.26%) Internet of Things
9 3 (0.95%) FMCG
9 3 (0.95%) User Experience
10 2 (0.63%) Digital Signage
10 2 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.63%) Eurex
11 1 (0.32%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.32%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 24 (7.57%) Windows
2 12 (3.79%) Windows Server
3 10 (3.15%) Linux
4 8 (2.52%) Unix
5 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (19.87%) ITIL
2 50 (15.77%) Network Design
3 49 (15.46%) Network Architecture
4 39 (12.30%) Migration
5 32 (10.09%) Project Management
6 30 (9.46%) IT Strategy
6 30 (9.46%) Load Balancing
7 26 (8.20%) Agile Software Development
7 26 (8.20%) Network Management
8 23 (7.26%) TOGAF
9 20 (6.31%) Problem Management
10 19 (5.99%) Change Management
10 19 (5.99%) Decision-Making
10 19 (5.99%) Enterprise Architecture
10 19 (5.99%) Security Architecture
11 17 (5.36%) Information Security
11 17 (5.36%) PRINCE2
11 17 (5.36%) Product Management
12 15 (4.73%) Cybersecurity
13 14 (4.42%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (2.84%) Python
2 4 (1.26%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.32%) Bash Shell
3 1 (0.32%) SQL
Qualifications
1 317 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 205 (64.67%) CCNP
3 77 (24.29%) CCNA
4 62 (19.56%) Security Cleared
5 57 (17.98%) CCDP
6 51 (16.09%) SC Cleared
7 48 (15.14%) Degree
8 45 (14.20%) CISSP
9 29 (9.15%) CISM
10 22 (6.94%) MCSE
10 22 (6.94%) Microsoft Certification
11 21 (6.62%) TOGAF Certification
12 20 (6.31%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 15 (4.73%) DV Cleared
14 14 (4.42%) Chartered Engineer
14 14 (4.42%) MCP
14 14 (4.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 12 (3.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 11 (3.47%) CCDA
16 11 (3.47%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.58%) GDPR
2 4 (1.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 2 (0.63%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.32%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.32%) QA
4 1 (0.32%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (2.84%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.21%) Microsoft App-V
2 7 (2.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (2.21%) vSphere
2 7 (2.21%) XenApp
2 7 (2.21%) XenDesktop
3 6 (1.89%) ProxySG
4 4 (1.26%) Firmware
4 4 (1.26%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.63%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.63%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.32%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 18 (5.68%) FortiGate
2 13 (4.10%) SCOM
3 10 (3.15%) Cisco CUCM
4 5 (1.58%) Microsoft Clustering
5 4 (1.26%) Ansible
5 4 (1.26%) Cisco Prime
5 4 (1.26%) Cisco UCCE
5 4 (1.26%) Cisco UCCX
6 3 (0.95%) Cisco CME
6 3 (0.95%) OpenView
6 3 (0.95%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (0.32%) Cacti
7 1 (0.32%) Cisco IPCC
7 1 (0.32%) Cisco LMS
7 1 (0.32%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.32%) Kibana
7 1 (0.32%) SCCM
7 1 (0.32%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.32%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 248 (78.23%) Cisco
2 60 (18.93%) CheckPoint
3 52 (16.40%) Juniper
4 47 (14.83%) Microsoft
5 43 (13.56%) F5
6 35 (11.04%) Palo Alto
7 34 (10.73%) Fortinet
8 25 (7.89%) VMware
9 24 (7.57%) SolarWinds
10 17 (5.36%) Citrix
11 16 (5.05%) McAfee
12 12 (3.79%) NetApp
13 10 (3.15%) Arista
13 10 (3.15%) HP
14 9 (2.84%) Aruba
14 9 (2.84%) Blue Coat
14 9 (2.84%) Infoblox
15 8 (2.52%) Dell
15 8 (2.52%) Sophos
15 8 (2.52%) Splunk