Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 564 434 502
Rank change year-on-year -130 +68 -27
Contract jobs citing CCIE 331 477 416
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.50% 0.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.77% 2.43% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 285 244
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £343
90th Percentile £638 £621 £586
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 1
UK median hourly rate £49.00 £42.60 £28.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.04% +48.65% -36.32%
10th Percentile £41.40 £22.25 £27.58
90th Percentile £51.00 £49.19 £29.73
UK excluding London median hourly rate £49.00 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year +63.33% - -

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 18,662 19,642 22,022
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.90% 20.45% 20.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,463 12,318 13,327
UK median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £225 £250 £248
90th Percentile £620 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 819 871 1,041
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.85% -5.45% +44.74%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.46 £50.59
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.69 £27.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year -6.58% -1.79% +43.59%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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 -91 319 £450 - 106
UK excluding London -74 190 £450 +5.88% 62
London -66 136 £463 +2.78% 46
South East -80 83 £475 +6.15% 22
Midlands +46 51 £410 +9.33% 8
West Midlands +44 37 £425 -5.56% 5
North of England -3 27 £500 +17.65% 12
North West +3 25 £500 -9.09% 10
East Midlands +12 14 £350 +40.00% 3
East of England -20 14 £300 -33.33% 9
South West +8 12 £563 +40.63% 9
Wales +14 3 £450 -
Scotland -24 3 £356 +13.10% 2
North East +30 2 £700 +108.96%
Yorkshire -11 2 £650 +52.94% 2
Northern Ireland -37 2 - -
Channel Islands - 1 £450 -

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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.

1 331 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 272 (82.18%) Cisco
3 181 (54.68%) CCNP
4 155 (46.83%) Firewall
5 93 (28.10%) WAN
6 91 (27.49%) LAN
7 84 (25.38%) MPLS
8 82 (24.77%) Network Security
8 82 (24.77%) Data Centre
9 81 (24.47%) BGP
10 80 (24.17%) CCNA
11 76 (22.96%) Juniper
12 74 (22.36%) VPN
13 71 (21.45%) CheckPoint
14 69 (20.85%) Cisco Nexus
15 68 (20.54%) OSPF
15 68 (20.54%) ITIL
16 63 (19.03%) Finance
17 60 (18.13%) Wireless
18 54 (16.31%) Network Design
19 53 (16.01%) Security Cleared
20 45 (13.60%) Cisco ASA
21 43 (12.99%) F5
22 41 (12.39%) Cisco IOS
23 40 (12.08%) Degree
24 37 (11.18%) Microsoft
24 37 (11.18%) EIGRP
25 36 (10.88%) Project Management
25 36 (10.88%) Fortinet
26 35 (10.57%) 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 16 (4.83%) Skype for Business
2 9 (2.72%) Exchange Server 2013
3 8 (2.42%) MS Exchange
4 4 (1.21%) SAS
5 3 (0.91%) CMS
5 3 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.60%) Apache
6 2 (0.60%) IIS
6 2 (0.60%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.30%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (2.11%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.91%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.30%) Eikon
1 1 (0.30%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 30 (9.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (7.55%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (4.83%) PaaS
4 12 (3.63%) Office 365
5 9 (2.72%) IaaS
6 7 (2.11%) SaaS
7 5 (1.51%) Akamai
8 3 (0.91%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.30%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 155 (46.83%) Firewall
2 93 (28.10%) WAN
3 91 (27.49%) LAN
4 84 (25.38%) MPLS
5 82 (24.77%) Network Security
6 81 (24.47%) BGP
7 74 (22.36%) VPN
8 69 (20.85%) Cisco Nexus
9 68 (20.54%) OSPF
10 60 (18.13%) Wireless
11 45 (13.60%) Cisco ASA
12 41 (12.39%) Cisco IOS
13 37 (11.18%) EIGRP
14 34 (10.27%) Internet
15 32 (9.67%) DNS
16 29 (8.76%) DHCP
17 28 (8.46%) IPsec
17 28 (8.46%) VoIP
18 25 (7.55%) TCP/IP
19 24 (7.25%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.51%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.60%) MySQL
2 2 (0.60%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (1.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.30%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 63 (19.03%) Finance
2 28 (8.46%) Banking
3 27 (8.16%) Telecoms
4 9 (2.72%) Automotive
5 4 (1.21%) Financial Institution
5 4 (1.21%) Marketing
6 3 (0.91%) Legal
7 2 (0.60%) Advertising
7 2 (0.60%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.60%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.30%) Electronics
8 1 (0.30%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.30%) Retail
Job Titles
1 144 (43.50%) Network Engineer
2 96 (29.00%) Architect
3 61 (18.43%) Cisco Engineer
4 59 (17.82%) Network Architect
5 49 (14.80%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 30 (9.06%) Senior Network Engineer
7 29 (8.76%) Security Architect
8 24 (7.25%) Consultant
9 23 (6.95%) Security Engineer
10 19 (5.74%) Network Security Engineer
10 19 (5.74%) Network Specialist
11 17 (5.14%) Network Consultant
12 14 (4.23%) Firewall Engineer
13 13 (3.93%) IP Architect
13 13 (3.93%) Network Security Architect
14 12 (3.63%) Senior Cisco Engineer
14 12 (3.63%) Solutions Architect
15 11 (3.32%) Design Engineer
15 11 (3.32%) Network Security Specialist
15 11 (3.32%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.32%) 802.1X
2 6 (1.81%) XMPP
3 3 (0.91%) OAuth
3 3 (0.91%) OAuth2
4 2 (0.60%) Middleware
5 1 (0.30%) LDAP
5 1 (0.30%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 82 (24.77%) Data Centre
2 28 (8.46%) Management Information System
3 12 (3.63%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (3.63%) User Experience
3 12 (3.63%) Video Conferencing
4 10 (3.02%) Computer Science
4 10 (3.02%) PKI
5 9 (2.72%) Clustering
6 7 (2.11%) Public Cloud
7 5 (1.51%) IVR
8 4 (1.21%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.91%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (0.91%) Replication
10 2 (0.60%) Cyberattack
10 2 (0.60%) Cyberthreat
10 2 (0.60%) Media Streaming
10 2 (0.60%) SCADA
10 2 (0.60%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.30%) Digital Signage
11 1 (0.30%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 35 (10.57%) Windows
2 17 (5.14%) Linux
3 10 (3.02%) Windows 10
4 9 (2.72%) Windows Server
5 7 (2.11%) Unix
6 3 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.60%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.30%) Android
8 1 (0.30%) CentOS
8 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (20.54%) ITIL
2 54 (16.31%) Network Design
3 36 (10.88%) Project Management
4 33 (9.97%) Agile Software Development
5 29 (8.76%) Network Architecture
6 26 (7.85%) Service Delivery
7 20 (6.04%) Load Balancing
8 18 (5.44%) Cybersecurity
8 18 (5.44%) Presales
9 17 (5.14%) Change Management
9 17 (5.14%) Information Security
9 17 (5.14%) ITIL V3
9 17 (5.14%) Problem Management
9 17 (5.14%) TOGAF
10 16 (4.83%) PRINCE2
11 15 (4.53%) Migration
11 15 (4.53%) Network Management
11 15 (4.53%) Process Improvement
11 15 (4.53%) WAN Optimisation
12 14 (4.23%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 5 (1.51%) Python
2 1 (0.30%) C
2 1 (0.30%) Perl
2 1 (0.30%) SQL
Qualifications
1 331 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 181 (54.68%) CCNP
3 80 (24.17%) CCNA
4 53 (16.01%) Security Cleared
5 40 (12.08%) Degree
6 35 (10.57%) CCDP
7 34 (10.27%) CCIE Routing and Switching
7 34 (10.27%) CISSP
8 32 (9.67%) SC Cleared
9 24 (7.25%) MCSE
9 24 (7.25%) Microsoft Certification
10 22 (6.65%) CCSP
11 19 (5.74%) CISM
11 19 (5.74%) DV Cleared
11 19 (5.74%) JNCIE
12 15 (4.53%) MCP
13 14 (4.23%) JNCIP
14 12 (3.63%) CCSA
15 10 (3.02%) CCIP
16 9 (2.72%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.72%) SLA
2 5 (1.51%) GDPR
3 4 (1.21%) COBIT
4 2 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.60%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 24 (7.25%) Active Directory
2 15 (4.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (3.63%) Microsoft App-V
4 10 (3.02%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.91%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.91%) XenApp
5 3 (0.91%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.60%) Firmware
6 2 (0.60%) Snort
6 2 (0.60%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.30%) iptables
7 1 (0.30%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (3.93%) Cisco CUCM
2 12 (3.63%) FortiGate
3 11 (3.32%) Cisco UCCX
4 6 (1.81%) Cisco UCCE
4 6 (1.81%) SCCM
4 6 (1.81%) SCOM
5 4 (1.21%) Ansible
5 4 (1.21%) Nagios
6 3 (0.91%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (0.60%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.60%) Cisco CME
7 2 (0.60%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (0.60%) OpenView
8 1 (0.30%) Cacti
8 1 (0.30%) CSIRT
8 1 (0.30%) SELinux
8 1 (0.30%) Stealthwatch
8 1 (0.30%) TrustSec
8 1 (0.30%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 272 (82.18%) Cisco
2 76 (22.96%) Juniper
3 71 (21.45%) CheckPoint
4 43 (12.99%) F5
5 37 (11.18%) Microsoft
6 36 (10.88%) Fortinet
7 34 (10.27%) Palo Alto
8 27 (8.16%) VMware
9 17 (5.14%) Riverbed
9 17 (5.14%) SolarWinds
10 15 (4.53%) Blue Coat
11 13 (3.93%) Citrix
12 11 (3.32%) McAfee
13 10 (3.02%) HP
14 9 (2.72%) Arista
14 9 (2.72%) BT
15 8 (2.42%) NetApp
16 7 (2.11%) Avaya
17 6 (1.81%) BMC
17 6 (1.81%) IBM