Period
to 18 November 2017

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 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 534 471 521
Rank change year-on-year -63 +50 +4
Contract jobs citing CCIE 377 494 427
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.37% 0.47% 0.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.98% 2.26% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 298 249
UK median daily rate £450 £448 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.56% +2.29% +2.94%
10th Percentile £325 £311 £350
90th Percentile £600 £576 £536
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 2
UK median hourly rate £49.00 £49.19 £28.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.39% +71.66% -36.32%
10th Percentile £30.38 £26.25 £27.58
90th Percentile £59.88 £49.19 £29.73
UK excluding London median hourly rate £49.00 £27.00 -
% change year-on-year +81.48% - -

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 19067 21849 22716
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.68% 20.68% 19.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 11676 13604 13682
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
10th Percentile £220 £240 £243
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £383
% change year-on-year +3.23% +1.24% +4.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 904 872 1088
UK median hourly rate £26.35 £26.25 £24.41
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.36% +7.55% +28.46%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.14 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.19 £49.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +1.82% +10.00% +31.58%

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 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing CCIE over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 18 November 2017. 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 -34 353 £450 - 18
UK excluding London -33 217 £425 - 5
London -38 152 £475 - 13
South East -56 78 £450 - 1
Midlands +50 47 £400 +6.67% 1
West Midlands +54 35 £415 -7.78% 1
North of England +29 32 £500 +12.04% 2
East of England -15 28 £375 -14.29% 1
North West +11 24 £500 -4.76%
Scotland +3 15 £375 +15.38%
South West +15 13 £575 +64.29%
East Midlands +13 12 £350 +40.00%
Yorkshire +2 7 £538 +32.72% 2
North East +69 3 £663 -
Wales +13 3 £350 -
Northern Ireland -55 2 - -

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 377 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 326 (86.47%) Cisco
3 226 (59.95%) CCNP
4 186 (49.34%) Firewall
5 125 (33.16%) LAN
6 124 (32.89%) WAN
7 106 (28.12%) Data Centre
8 97 (25.73%) Cisco Nexus
9 96 (25.46%) Wireless
10 92 (24.40%) Network Security
11 91 (24.14%) Juniper
12 88 (23.34%) CheckPoint
13 86 (22.81%) BGP
14 85 (22.55%) MPLS
15 81 (21.49%) Finance
16 77 (20.42%) Network Design
17 74 (19.63%) ITIL
18 73 (19.36%) Cisco ASA
19 70 (18.57%) OSPF
20 69 (18.30%) CCNA
21 68 (18.04%) VPN
21 68 (18.04%) F5
22 64 (16.98%) Cisco IOS
23 63 (16.71%) Security Cleared
24 56 (14.85%) Palo Alto
25 54 (14.32%) EIGRP
26 47 (12.47%) Microsoft
26 47 (12.47%) Banking
27 45 (11.94%) Telecoms
27 45 (11.94%) CCDP

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 24 (6.37%) Skype for Business
2 9 (2.39%) CMS
2 9 (2.39%) Exchange Server 2013
3 8 (2.12%) MS Exchange
4 5 (1.33%) IIS
5 4 (1.06%) SAS
6 3 (0.80%) Apache
6 3 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.80%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (2.65%) MS Visio
2 7 (1.86%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.06%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.27%) Eikon
1 1 (0.27%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 29 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (6.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (2.65%) SaaS
4 8 (2.12%) PaaS
5 5 (1.33%) Akamai
5 5 (1.33%) IaaS
5 5 (1.33%) Office 365
6 3 (0.80%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.27%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 186 (49.34%) Firewall
2 125 (33.16%) LAN
3 124 (32.89%) WAN
4 97 (25.73%) Cisco Nexus
5 96 (25.46%) Wireless
6 92 (24.40%) Network Security
7 86 (22.81%) BGP
8 85 (22.55%) MPLS
9 73 (19.36%) Cisco ASA
10 70 (18.57%) OSPF
11 68 (18.04%) VPN
12 64 (16.98%) Cisco IOS
13 54 (14.32%) EIGRP
14 41 (10.88%) IPsec
15 38 (10.08%) Cisco Wireless
16 34 (9.02%) DNS
16 34 (9.02%) WLAN
17 31 (8.22%) VoIP
18 30 (7.96%) DHCP
18 30 (7.96%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.39%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.53%) MySQL
2 2 (0.53%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (2.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.27%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 81 (21.49%) Finance
2 47 (12.47%) Banking
3 45 (11.94%) Telecoms
4 10 (2.65%) Marketing
5 7 (1.86%) Automotive
6 6 (1.59%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.33%) Electronics
8 3 (0.80%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.80%) Legal
8 3 (0.80%) Retail
9 2 (0.53%) Advertising
9 2 (0.53%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.53%) Local Government
9 2 (0.53%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.27%) Billing
10 1 (0.27%) Games
Job Titles
1 182 (48.28%) Network Engineer
2 85 (22.55%) Cisco Engineer
3 81 (21.49%) Architect
4 66 (17.51%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 54 (14.32%) Network Architect
6 38 (10.08%) Senior Network Engineer
7 25 (6.63%) Consultant
8 23 (6.10%) Security Engineer
9 21 (5.57%) Design Engineer
10 19 (5.04%) Network Security Engineer
10 19 (5.04%) Network Specialist
11 17 (4.51%) Network Consultant
12 16 (4.24%) Lead Network Engineer
13 15 (3.98%) Senior Cisco Engineer
13 15 (3.98%) Voice Engineer
14 13 (3.45%) Cisco Voice Engineer
15 12 (3.18%) Support Engineer
15 12 (3.18%) Technical Architect
16 11 (2.92%) Analyst
16 11 (2.92%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (4.77%) 802.1X
2 13 (3.45%) XMPP
3 5 (1.33%) Middleware
4 2 (0.53%) RFC 2544
5 1 (0.27%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 106 (28.12%) Data Centre
2 24 (6.37%) Management Information System
3 19 (5.04%) Computer Science
4 16 (4.24%) Clustering
5 13 (3.45%) Video Conferencing
6 11 (2.92%) User Experience
7 9 (2.39%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (2.39%) PKI
8 8 (2.12%) Public Cloud
9 4 (1.06%) BYOD
9 4 (1.06%) IVR
9 4 (1.06%) Virtual Team
10 3 (0.80%) Driving Licence
10 3 (0.80%) Replication
11 2 (0.53%) Cyber Attack
11 2 (0.53%) SCADA
12 1 (0.27%) Digital Signage
12 1 (0.27%) IPTV
12 1 (0.27%) Media Streaming
12 1 (0.27%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 39 (10.34%) Windows
2 20 (5.31%) Linux
3 12 (3.18%) Windows Server
4 10 (2.65%) Windows 10
5 9 (2.39%) Unix
6 4 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.53%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.27%) Android
9 1 (0.27%) CentOS
9 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (20.42%) Network Design
2 74 (19.63%) ITIL
3 30 (7.96%) Migration
4 28 (7.43%) Project Management
5 27 (7.16%) Service Management
6 25 (6.63%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (6.63%) WAN Optimisation
7 22 (5.84%) Load Balancing
8 21 (5.57%) Service Delivery
9 20 (5.31%) High Availability
10 17 (4.51%) ITSM
11 16 (4.24%) Network Management
11 16 (4.24%) Presales
11 16 (4.24%) Problem Management
12 15 (3.98%) Change Management
12 15 (3.98%) ITIL V3
12 15 (3.98%) Root Cause Analysis
13 14 (3.71%) Process Improvement
14 13 (3.45%) Network Monitoring
14 13 (3.45%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 3 (0.80%) Python
2 2 (0.53%) C
2 2 (0.53%) Perl
3 1 (0.27%) Bash Shell
3 1 (0.27%) PHP
3 1 (0.27%) SQL
Qualifications
1 377 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 226 (59.95%) CCNP
3 69 (18.30%) CCNA
4 63 (16.71%) Security Cleared
5 45 (11.94%) CCDP
6 43 (11.41%) SC Cleared
7 41 (10.88%) Degree
8 36 (9.55%) JNCIE
9 34 (9.02%) CCSE
10 32 (8.49%) CCSA
11 31 (8.22%) CCIE Routing and Switching
12 28 (7.43%) CCIP
13 22 (5.84%) CCSP
13 22 (5.84%) JNCIA
14 21 (5.57%) DV Cleared
15 20 (5.31%) CISSP
16 17 (4.51%) CCIE Service Provider
17 16 (4.24%) JNCIP
18 15 (3.98%) Computer Science Degree
18 15 (3.98%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.71%) SLA
2 5 (1.33%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.06%) COBIT
4 3 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.53%) GDPR
5 2 (0.53%) GPG13
5 2 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 33 (8.75%) Active Directory
2 23 (6.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (2.92%) VMware ESXi
4 10 (2.65%) Microsoft App-V
5 9 (2.39%) Firmware
6 7 (1.86%) VMware NSX
7 5 (1.33%) vSphere
8 3 (0.80%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.53%) Snort
10 1 (0.27%) iptables
10 1 (0.27%) XenApp
10 1 (0.27%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 32 (8.49%) FortiGate
2 21 (5.57%) Cisco CUCM
3 17 (4.51%) Cisco UCCX
4 15 (3.98%) Cisco Prime
5 13 (3.45%) Cisco UCCE
6 6 (1.59%) SCCM
7 5 (1.33%) Cacti
7 5 (1.33%) Nagios
7 5 (1.33%) SolarWinds Orion
8 4 (1.06%) OpenView
8 4 (1.06%) vCenter Server
9 3 (0.80%) AirWatch
9 3 (0.80%) QRadar
9 3 (0.80%) SCOM
9 3 (0.80%) Stealthwatch
9 3 (0.80%) TrustSec
10 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Clustering
10 2 (0.53%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 1 (0.27%) Cisco CME
11 1 (0.27%) CSIRT
Vendors
1 326 (86.47%) Cisco
2 91 (24.14%) Juniper
3 88 (23.34%) CheckPoint
4 68 (18.04%) F5
5 56 (14.85%) Palo Alto
6 47 (12.47%) Microsoft
7 43 (11.41%) Fortinet
7 43 (11.41%) Riverbed
8 40 (10.61%) VMware
9 29 (7.69%) Citrix
10 28 (7.43%) HP
11 27 (7.16%) Blue Coat
12 21 (5.57%) SolarWinds
13 18 (4.77%) Aruba
14 10 (2.65%) BT
14 10 (2.65%) Nokia
15 8 (2.12%) Arista
15 8 (2.12%) NetApp
16 7 (1.86%) Avaya
16 7 (1.86%) McAfee