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 3 months to 28 May 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
3 months to
28 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 389 451 481
Rank change year-on-year +62 +30  
Contract jobs citing CCIE 213 217 177
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.48% 0.40% 0.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.44% 1.84% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 102 87
Median daily rate £455 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.11% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £315 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +12.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 1
Median hourly rate £31.93 £16.99 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +87.90% -57.52%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.93 £16.99 £40.00
% change year-on-year +82.01% -57.52%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 8717 11795 10762
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.47% 21.63% 19.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 5270 7317 6164
Median daily rate £430 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.50% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +9.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 478 420 547
Median hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +44.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.85 £35.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -9.00% +55.55%  

CCIE
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing CCIE as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 28 May 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 3 months to 28 May 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for CCIE in the UK

CCIE
Top 30 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 3 months to 28 May 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +45 194 £461 +2.50% 20
London +38 106 £475 +5.55% 9
South East +36 46 £450 +7.46% 4
Berkshire +27 16 £450 +12.50% 1
North West +31 14 £450 +5.82% 2
Hampshire +13 13 £460 +3.66%
Manchester +21 12 £450 - 1
East of England +7 11 £425 +6.25% 1
Scotland +50 10 £305 -25.60% 5
City of London -1 10 £425 -15.00% 1
Aberdeen - 7 - - 2
Yorkshire +19 6 £475 +18.75% 1
Reading +13 6 £300 +27.65%
Hook - 6 £455 -
Newcastle upon Tyne +61 5 £475 -
Tyne and Wear +58 5 £475 -
North East +52 5 £475 -
Oxfordshire +7 5 £475 - 1
Wales +2 5 £348 -
West Sussex - 5 £395 -
South Wales +11 4 £348 -
Cardiff +5 4 £348 -
Surrey +5 4 £500 -
Hertfordshire +3 4 £550 +37.50%
Bracknell - 4 £550 -
Crawley - 4 £395 -
Welwyn Garden City - 4 £550 -
West Yorkshire +28 3 £500 +25.00% 1
Leeds +23 3 £500 +19.40% 1
Croydon +10 3 £550 +6.28%

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 436 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 388 (88.99%) Cisco
3 267 (61.24%) CCNP
4 243 (55.73%) Firewall
5 182 (41.74%) WAN
6 173 (39.68%) LAN
7 148 (33.94%) Juniper
8 145 (33.26%) CheckPoint
9 144 (33.03%) Wireless
10 128 (29.36%) Network Design
11 112 (25.69%) Security Cleared
12 110 (25.23%) F5
13 102 (23.39%) CCDP
13 102 (23.39%) ITIL
14 100 (22.94%) Data Centre
15 99 (22.71%) SC Cleared
16 95 (21.79%) MPLS
17 94 (21.56%) JNCIE
18 90 (20.64%) Cisco Nexus
19 88 (20.18%) Telecoms
20 85 (19.50%) CCNA
21 79 (18.12%) BGP
22 75 (17.20%) Service Management
23 74 (16.97%) CCIP
23 74 (16.97%) Riverbed
24 72 (16.51%) FortiGate
25 71 (16.28%) Fortinet
25 71 (16.28%) VPN
26 70 (16.06%) OSPF
27 69 (15.83%) Cisco ASA

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 (1.83%) Skype for Business
2 6 (1.38%) Apache
2 6 (1.38%) IIS
2 6 (1.38%) Tomcat
3 4 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (0.92%) JBoss
3 4 (0.92%) MS Exchange
3 4 (0.92%) WebLogic
3 4 (0.92%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.46%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 10 (2.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (1.83%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (1.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 37 (8.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (4.36%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (3.21%) Office 365
4 7 (1.61%) IaaS
4 7 (1.61%) PaaS
4 7 (1.61%) SaaS
5 4 (0.92%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 243 (55.73%) Firewall
2 182 (41.74%) WAN
3 173 (39.68%) LAN
4 144 (33.03%) Wireless
5 95 (21.79%) MPLS
6 90 (20.64%) Cisco Nexus
7 79 (18.12%) BGP
8 71 (16.28%) VPN
9 70 (16.06%) OSPF
10 69 (15.83%) Cisco ASA
11 65 (14.91%) Network Security
12 58 (13.30%) BIG-IP
13 47 (10.78%) VoIP
14 44 (10.09%) VLAN
15 36 (8.26%) Cisco Wireless
16 35 (8.03%) Cisco IOS
16 35 (8.03%) WLAN
17 33 (7.57%) TCP/IP
18 31 (7.11%) EIGRP
19 29 (6.65%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (2.75%) SQL Server
2 4 (0.92%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (0.46%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 14 (3.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.23%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.23%) Rational DOORS
General
1 88 (20.18%) Telecoms
2 54 (12.39%) Finance
3 33 (7.57%) Banking
4 14 (3.21%) Military
5 10 (2.29%) Marketing
6 6 (1.38%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.15%) Retail
8 4 (0.92%) Electronics
8 4 (0.92%) Local Government
8 4 (0.92%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.69%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.46%) Automotive
11 1 (0.23%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.23%) Billing
11 1 (0.23%) French Language
11 1 (0.23%) Games
11 1 (0.23%) German Language
11 1 (0.23%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.23%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 195 (44.72%) Network Engineer
2 103 (23.62%) Architect
3 68 (15.60%) Network Architect
4 52 (11.93%) Cisco Engineer
5 46 (10.55%) Consultant
6 39 (8.94%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 29 (6.65%) Security Engineer
8 27 (6.19%) Network Consultant
8 27 (6.19%) Senior Network Engineer
9 25 (5.73%) Design Engineer
10 21 (4.82%) Network Security Engineer
11 20 (4.59%) Cisco Architect
11 20 (4.59%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
12 17 (3.90%) LAN Engineer
13 15 (3.44%) Technical Architect
14 14 (3.21%) Cisco Network Architect
14 14 (3.21%) IP Engineer
14 14 (3.21%) Juniper Engineer
14 14 (3.21%) Security Consultant
15 12 (2.75%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (6.19%) 802.1X
2 6 (1.38%) Middleware
3 3 (0.69%) XMPP
4 2 (0.46%) COM
5 1 (0.23%) .NET
5 1 (0.23%) CSS
5 1 (0.23%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.23%) Kafka
5 1 (0.23%) LINQ to SQL
5 1 (0.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 100 (22.94%) Data Centre
2 45 (10.32%) Computer Science
3 33 (7.57%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (3.21%) Management Information System
4 14 (3.21%) Video Conferencing
5 13 (2.98%) Hybrid Cloud
6 11 (2.52%) BYOD
6 11 (2.52%) Public Cloud
7 6 (1.38%) BBC
7 6 (1.38%) Clustering
7 6 (1.38%) PKI
8 5 (1.15%) Virtual Team
9 4 (0.92%) Replication
9 4 (0.92%) Smart Meter
10 2 (0.46%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 2 (0.46%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.46%) iPad
10 2 (0.46%) IVR
10 2 (0.46%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.46%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 41 (9.40%) Windows
2 18 (4.13%) Unix
3 16 (3.67%) Windows 10
3 16 (3.67%) Windows Server
4 15 (3.44%) Linux
5 8 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (1.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.92%) SUSE
7 4 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.69%) FreeBSD
9 2 (0.46%) Android
9 2 (0.46%) Data ONTAP
9 2 (0.46%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.46%) VMS
9 2 (0.46%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (29.36%) Network Design
2 102 (23.39%) ITIL
3 75 (17.20%) Service Management
4 56 (12.84%) ITSM
5 47 (10.78%) Migration
6 31 (7.11%) Network Management
7 29 (6.65%) Load Balancing
8 25 (5.73%) Disaster Recovery
9 23 (5.28%) High Availability
9 23 (5.28%) Network Architecture
9 23 (5.28%) Project Management
10 17 (3.90%) Presales
11 16 (3.67%) Change Management
11 16 (3.67%) Continuous Improvement
12 13 (2.98%) Mentoring
13 12 (2.75%) Kalman Filter
13 12 (2.75%) People Management
13 12 (2.75%) SOA
13 12 (2.75%) TOGAF
13 12 (2.75%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (1.83%) Python
1 8 (1.83%) SQL
2 7 (1.61%) Lisp
3 5 (1.15%) Java
4 4 (0.92%) PowerShell
4 4 (0.92%) Shell Script
5 3 (0.69%) Perl
6 2 (0.46%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.23%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 436 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 267 (61.24%) CCNP
3 112 (25.69%) Security Cleared
4 102 (23.39%) CCDP
5 99 (22.71%) SC Cleared
6 94 (21.56%) JNCIE
7 85 (19.50%) CCNA
8 74 (16.97%) CCIP
9 67 (15.37%) CCSE
10 66 (15.14%) CCSA
11 65 (14.91%) JNCIA
12 52 (11.93%) Degree
13 46 (10.55%) HP ASE
13 46 (10.55%) HP MASE
14 44 (10.09%) Computer Science Degree
15 23 (5.28%) CISSP
16 21 (4.82%) CCIE Security
17 19 (4.36%) Microsoft Certification
18 18 (4.13%) CCIE Routing and Switching
19 17 (3.90%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.52%) PCI DSS
2 8 (1.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.38%) SLA
4 3 (0.69%) GPG13
5 2 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27002
6 1 (0.23%) Def Stans
System Software
1 15 (3.44%) Hyper-V
1 15 (3.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (2.75%) Active Directory
3 11 (2.52%) vSphere
4 6 (1.38%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (0.92%) Terminal Services
6 3 (0.69%) ProxySG
7 2 (0.46%) Forefront TMG
7 2 (0.46%) vCloud
8 1 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.23%) Docker
8 1 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 72 (16.51%) FortiGate
2 29 (6.65%) Cisco Prime
3 25 (5.73%) Cisco CUCM
4 18 (4.13%) Cisco UCCX
5 15 (3.44%) Cisco UCCE
6 6 (1.38%) AirWatch
7 5 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (1.15%) Puppet
8 4 (0.92%) Cacti
8 4 (0.92%) Cobbler
8 4 (0.92%) SolarWinds Orion
8 4 (0.92%) Stealthwatch
8 4 (0.92%) vRealize
9 3 (0.69%) OpenView
9 3 (0.69%) QRadar
10 2 (0.46%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (0.46%) Nagios
10 2 (0.46%) Nessus
10 2 (0.46%) WhatsUp Gold
11 1 (0.23%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 388 (88.99%) Cisco
2 148 (33.94%) Juniper
3 145 (33.26%) CheckPoint
4 110 (25.23%) F5
5 74 (16.97%) Riverbed
6 71 (16.28%) Fortinet
7 67 (15.37%) HP
8 66 (15.14%) Palo Alto
9 54 (12.39%) Aruba
10 33 (7.57%) Microsoft
10 33 (7.57%) VMware
11 25 (5.73%) Citrix
12 18 (4.13%) Blue Coat
13 13 (2.98%) SolarWinds
14 10 (2.29%) TippingPoint
15 9 (2.06%) EMC
16 8 (1.83%) FireEye
16 8 (1.83%) Oracle
16 8 (1.83%) Red Hat
17 7 (1.61%) Splunk
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