Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 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
17 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 482 590 470
Rank change year-on-year +108 -120 +75
Contract jobs citing CCIE 389 318 431
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.42% 0.31% 0.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.21% 1.63% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 199 275
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £325 £313 £331
90th Percentile £601 £638 £595
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £448 £400
% change year-on-year +0.56% +11.88% -1.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 19
UK median hourly rate £46.25 - £37.50
10th Percentile £42.63 - £24.80
90th Percentile £50.88 - £59.00
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 17,564 19,475 18,819
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.92% 18.79% 19.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,626 11,609 11,589
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +5.46%
10th Percentile £263 £246 £250
90th Percentile £650 £625 £593
UK excluding London median daily rate £443 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +7.45% +3.13% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 837 928 963
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £24.68 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.82% -17.73% +5.26%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.63 £12.09
90th Percentile £57.00 £50.25 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £25.17 £31.50
% change year-on-year +39.07% -20.10% +8.62%

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 17 July 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 17 July 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 +72 337 £488 +8.33% 94
UK excluding London +86 222 £450 +0.56% 65
London +52 160 £500 +11.11% 32
South East +60 91 £450 +4.35% 26
Scotland - 32 £425 - 3
Midlands +23 31 £510 +13.33% 10
West Midlands +32 28 £510 +20.00% 9
North of England +23 26 £460 -3.16% 14
South West -11 23 £450 -10.00% 2
North West +20 20 £480 +1.05% 10
Northern Ireland +18 11 £313 -37.50%
East of England -5 6 £463 +8.82% 10
Yorkshire +21 3 £413 +41.03% 3
East Midlands +21 3 £550 +10.00% 1
North East +19 3 £300 -52.00% 1
Wales +6 3 £425 -0.58%

For the 6 months to 17 July 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.

1 389 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 308 (79.18%) Cisco
3 238 (61.18%) CCNP
4 187 (48.07%) Firewall
5 177 (45.50%) WAN
6 139 (35.73%) LAN
7 130 (33.42%) BGP
8 110 (28.28%) OSPF
8 110 (28.28%) Data Centre
9 103 (26.48%) Wireless
10 96 (24.68%) MPLS
10 96 (24.68%) Cisco Nexus
11 93 (23.91%) CheckPoint
12 90 (23.14%) CCNA
12 90 (23.14%) VPN
13 85 (21.85%) F5
13 85 (21.85%) Network Security
14 75 (19.28%) Network Design
15 74 (19.02%) Telecoms
16 73 (18.77%) Finance
17 66 (16.97%) Palo Alto
18 62 (15.94%) Cisco ASA
19 61 (15.68%) Juniper
20 60 (15.42%) Load Balancing
21 59 (15.17%) DNS
22 56 (14.40%) TCP/IP
23 54 (13.88%) CCDP
23 54 (13.88%) Internet
24 53 (13.62%) Security Cleared
25 46 (11.83%) 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 11 (2.83%) OpenStack
1 11 (2.83%) Skype for Business
2 4 (1.03%) CMS
2 4 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (1.03%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.26%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (1.03%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.77%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 42 (10.80%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (9.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (2.83%) Google Cloud Platform
3 11 (2.83%) SaaS
4 7 (1.80%) IaaS
5 3 (0.77%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 3 (0.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (0.51%) GitHub
6 2 (0.51%) Office 365
6 2 (0.51%) PaaS
7 1 (0.26%) Akamai
7 1 (0.26%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 187 (48.07%) Firewall
2 177 (45.50%) WAN
3 139 (35.73%) LAN
4 130 (33.42%) BGP
5 110 (28.28%) OSPF
6 103 (26.48%) Wireless
7 96 (24.68%) Cisco Nexus
7 96 (24.68%) MPLS
8 90 (23.14%) VPN
9 85 (21.85%) Network Security
10 62 (15.94%) Cisco ASA
11 59 (15.17%) DNS
12 56 (14.40%) TCP/IP
13 54 (13.88%) Internet
14 46 (11.83%) EIGRP
15 43 (11.05%) DHCP
16 42 (10.80%) VLAN
17 41 (10.54%) VoIP
18 33 (8.48%) WLAN
19 32 (8.23%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.51%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (1.54%) Git (software)
1 6 (1.54%) Sonatype Nexus
2 5 (1.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 4 (1.03%) Hudson
3 4 (1.03%) JIRA
4 1 (0.26%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.26%) GitLab
4 1 (0.26%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.26%) Travis CI
General
1 74 (19.02%) Telecoms
2 73 (18.77%) Finance
3 19 (4.88%) Banking
4 11 (2.83%) Financial Institution
5 9 (2.31%) Marketing
6 7 (1.80%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.80%) Retail
7 5 (1.29%) Legal
8 4 (1.03%) Investment Banking
8 4 (1.03%) Multimedia
9 3 (0.77%) Electronics
9 3 (0.77%) Law
10 2 (0.51%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.26%) German Language
11 1 (0.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 179 (46.02%) Network Engineer
2 109 (28.02%) Architect
3 79 (20.31%) Network Architect
4 52 (13.37%) Senior Network Engineer
5 37 (9.51%) Cisco Engineer
6 35 (9.00%) Consultant
7 31 (7.97%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 25 (6.43%) Network Consultant
9 21 (5.40%) Network Security Engineer
9 21 (5.40%) Security Engineer
10 20 (5.14%) Design Engineer
10 20 (5.14%) Infrastructure Architect
11 19 (4.88%) Network Design Engineer
11 19 (4.88%) Security Architect
12 18 (4.63%) Designer
13 17 (4.37%) Cisco Architect
14 15 (3.86%) Network Security Architect
15 14 (3.60%) Cisco Network Architect
16 13 (3.34%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
17 11 (2.83%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.57%) 802.1X
1 10 (2.57%) JSON
2 9 (2.31%) YAML
3 8 (2.06%) XML
4 7 (1.80%) .NET
5 5 (1.29%) LDAP
6 4 (1.03%) Regular Expression
7 3 (0.77%) Elastic Stack
7 3 (0.77%) XMPP
8 2 (0.51%) CSS
8 2 (0.51%) SAP Basis
8 2 (0.51%) VXML
9 1 (0.26%) HTML
9 1 (0.26%) JSP
9 1 (0.26%) Node.js
9 1 (0.26%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 110 (28.28%) Data Centre
2 23 (5.91%) Video Conferencing
3 16 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (3.86%) Public Cloud
5 12 (3.08%) Management Information System
6 11 (2.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 11 (2.83%) PKI
7 4 (1.03%) BBC
7 4 (1.03%) Hedge funds
7 4 (1.03%) Tandem
8 3 (0.77%) MPEG
8 3 (0.77%) N-Tier
8 3 (0.77%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (0.51%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.51%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.51%) e-Health
9 2 (0.51%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (0.51%) IVR
9 2 (0.51%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.51%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 37 (9.51%) Linux
2 24 (6.17%) Unix
3 16 (4.11%) Windows
4 8 (2.06%) Windows Server
5 6 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (1.03%) VMS
6 4 (1.03%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (19.28%) Network Design
2 60 (15.42%) Load Balancing
3 46 (11.83%) Migration
4 38 (9.77%) ITIL
5 37 (9.51%) Network Architecture
6 36 (9.25%) Network Management
7 34 (8.74%) Project Management
8 26 (6.68%) Service Delivery
9 25 (6.43%) TOGAF
10 24 (6.17%) Problem-Solving
11 22 (5.66%) Kalman Filter
12 20 (5.14%) High Availability
13 17 (4.37%) B2B
13 17 (4.37%) Computer Science
13 17 (4.37%) Network Monitoring
14 15 (3.86%) Change Management
15 14 (3.60%) Technical Architecture
16 13 (3.34%) Technical Leadership
17 12 (3.08%) DevOps
17 12 (3.08%) Network Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 35 (9.00%) Python
2 10 (2.57%) Perl
2 10 (2.57%) PowerShell
3 7 (1.80%) SQL
4 5 (1.29%) Bash Shell
4 5 (1.29%) Prolog
5 2 (0.51%) Java
5 2 (0.51%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.26%) C
6 1 (0.26%) Lua
6 1 (0.26%) R
Qualifications
1 389 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 238 (61.18%) CCNP
3 90 (23.14%) CCNA
4 54 (13.88%) CCDP
5 53 (13.62%) Security Cleared
6 39 (10.03%) SC Cleared
7 28 (7.20%) Degree
7 28 (7.20%) JNCIE
8 23 (5.91%) DV Cleared
9 21 (5.40%) CCDA
9 21 (5.40%) Microsoft Certification
10 19 (4.88%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 16 (4.11%) TOGAF Certification
12 15 (3.86%) MCSE
13 13 (3.34%) JNCIP
14 12 (3.08%) CCIE Collaboration
15 11 (2.83%) CCIE Data Center
16 10 (2.57%) BC Cleared
16 10 (2.57%) BPSS Clearance
17 9 (2.31%) CCDE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.08%) SLA
2 8 (2.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (2.06%) PCI DSS
3 7 (1.80%) GDPR
3 7 (1.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (1.29%) NIST
System Software
1 19 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (1.80%) Docker
3 6 (1.54%) Active Directory
4 5 (1.29%) VMware NSX
5 4 (1.03%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.51%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.26%) Firmware
8 1 (0.26%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.26%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 18 (4.63%) Cisco Prime
2 17 (4.37%) Ansible
2 17 (4.37%) Cisco CUCM
3 9 (2.31%) Stealthwatch
4 8 (2.06%) Cisco UCCX
5 7 (1.80%) Cisco UCCE
6 4 (1.03%) Kibana
6 4 (1.03%) SCCM
6 4 (1.03%) SCOM
7 3 (0.77%) Cacti
7 3 (0.77%) Cisco IPCC
7 3 (0.77%) Kubernetes
7 3 (0.77%) logstash
7 3 (0.77%) Nagios
7 3 (0.77%) OpenView
7 3 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.77%) Puppet
7 3 (0.77%) RANCID
8 2 (0.51%) Cisco CME
8 2 (0.51%) Icinga
Vendors
1 308 (79.18%) Cisco
2 93 (23.91%) CheckPoint
3 85 (21.85%) F5
4 66 (16.97%) Palo Alto
5 61 (15.68%) Juniper
6 37 (9.51%) Fortinet
7 35 (9.00%) Microsoft
8 31 (7.97%) SolarWinds
9 30 (7.71%) Aruba
10 29 (7.46%) VMware
11 27 (6.94%) Riverbed
12 23 (5.91%) HP
13 21 (5.40%) Meraki
14 16 (4.11%) Blue Coat
15 14 (3.60%) Arista
16 11 (2.83%) Citrix
16 11 (2.83%) Google
16 11 (2.83%) Nokia
17 9 (2.31%) Infoblox
17 9 (2.31%) Splunk