Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 594 484 512
Rank change year-on-year -110 +28 +15
Contract jobs citing CCIE 296 416 430
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.44% 0.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.55% 2.24% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 257 229
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £443
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.69% +1.72%
10th Percentile £313 £331 £300
90th Percentile £625 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +4.17% +5.00% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 19 5
UK median hourly rate - £37.50 £49.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -23.76% +71.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £33.00 £16.99
% change year-on-year - +94.23% -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 19,094 18,588 23,242
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.66% 19.44% 21.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,319 11,277 14,506
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £243 £250 £245
90th Percentile £625 £598 £592
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.25% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 925 930 812
UK median hourly rate £22.75 £29.75 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.53% +6.25% +24.44%
10th Percentile £12.63 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £50.06 £51.59 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.25 £30.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year -22.50% +7.14% +16.09%

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 15 August 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 15 August 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 -106 280 £445 -1.11% 67
London -82 150 £450 -5.26% 25
UK excluding London -84 134 £438 +4.17% 43
South East -42 62 £425 -2.30% 14
North of England -36 27 £463 - 5
North West -13 20 £494 +12.86% 2
Midlands -19 18 £413 +3.13% 7
West Midlands -20 17 £419 +4.69% 5
East of England -25 16 £394 +3.62% 15
South West -6 6 £513 -6.82% 1
Yorkshire -21 6 £293 -38.42% 1
North East -10 4 £625 +31.58% 2
Northern Ireland +37 2 £500 +58.73%
Wales -18 2 £505 +45.32%
East Midlands -2 1 £325 - 2
Scotland -59 1 £375 -6.25% 1

For the 6 months to 15 August 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.

1 296 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 242 (81.76%) Cisco
3 199 (67.23%) CCNP
4 163 (55.07%) Firewall
5 106 (35.81%) WAN
6 97 (32.77%) BGP
7 96 (32.43%) Data Centre
8 93 (31.42%) LAN
9 72 (24.32%) OSPF
10 65 (21.96%) Wireless
11 64 (21.62%) CCNA
12 58 (19.59%) Network Design
13 57 (19.26%) MPLS
14 56 (18.92%) ITIL
14 56 (18.92%) Cisco Nexus
15 55 (18.58%) Cisco ASA
15 55 (18.58%) Finance
16 54 (18.24%) Juniper
17 53 (17.91%) F5
18 51 (17.23%) CheckPoint
19 47 (15.88%) Migration
19 47 (15.88%) Network Security
20 44 (14.86%) Security Cleared
20 44 (14.86%) CCDP
20 44 (14.86%) VPN
21 43 (14.53%) Load Balancing
22 41 (13.85%) EIGRP
23 39 (13.18%) SC Cleared
24 36 (12.16%) Palo Alto
25 35 (11.82%) DNS

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 4 (1.35%) IIS
1 4 (1.35%) OpenStack
2 2 (0.68%) CMS
2 2 (0.68%) MS Exchange
2 2 (0.68%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.34%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.34%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.68%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 21 (7.09%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (6.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (5.41%) PaaS
4 13 (4.39%) SaaS
5 7 (2.36%) IaaS
6 5 (1.69%) Office 365
7 3 (1.01%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.34%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 163 (55.07%) Firewall
2 106 (35.81%) WAN
3 97 (32.77%) BGP
4 93 (31.42%) LAN
5 72 (24.32%) OSPF
6 65 (21.96%) Wireless
7 57 (19.26%) MPLS
8 56 (18.92%) Cisco Nexus
9 55 (18.58%) Cisco ASA
10 47 (15.88%) Network Security
11 44 (14.86%) VPN
12 41 (13.85%) EIGRP
13 35 (11.82%) DNS
14 34 (11.49%) Cisco ISE
15 31 (10.47%) Internet
16 30 (10.14%) TCP/IP
17 27 (9.12%) IP Telephony
18 26 (8.78%) Wi-Fi
19 24 (8.11%) DHCP
19 24 (8.11%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.36%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.68%) GIS
2 2 (0.68%) MySQL
3 1 (0.34%) DB2
3 1 (0.34%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (1.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.34%) AppScan
2 1 (0.34%) JIRA
General
1 55 (18.58%) Finance
2 26 (8.78%) Telecoms
3 19 (6.42%) Banking
4 5 (1.69%) Investment Banking
4 5 (1.69%) Legal
4 5 (1.69%) Retail
5 4 (1.35%) Marketing
6 1 (0.34%) Back Office
6 1 (0.34%) French Language
6 1 (0.34%) Front Office
6 1 (0.34%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.34%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 126 (42.57%) Network Engineer
2 52 (17.57%) Architect
3 41 (13.85%) Cisco Engineer
4 35 (11.82%) Consultant
5 31 (10.47%) Network Architect
6 29 (9.80%) Senior Network Engineer
7 23 (7.77%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 21 (7.09%) Security Engineer
9 16 (5.41%) Network Consultant
9 16 (5.41%) Network Security Engineer
10 15 (5.07%) Security Architect
11 14 (4.73%) Senior Cisco Engineer
12 13 (4.39%) Design Engineer
13 12 (4.05%) Cisco Consultant
13 12 (4.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 12 (4.05%) Network Design Engineer
14 11 (3.72%) Network Specialist
14 11 (3.72%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
15 10 (3.38%) Project Engineer
15 10 (3.38%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.39%) 802.1X
2 5 (1.69%) Middleware
3 4 (1.35%) WAP
4 3 (1.01%) JSON
5 2 (0.68%) OAuth
5 2 (0.68%) VXML
5 2 (0.68%) XMPP
6 1 (0.34%) OAuth2
6 1 (0.34%) OpenID
6 1 (0.34%) REST
6 1 (0.34%) SAML
6 1 (0.34%) SPML
6 1 (0.34%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 96 (32.43%) Data Centre
2 24 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (5.07%) Management Information System
4 10 (3.38%) Private Cloud
5 7 (2.36%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (2.03%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.35%) Clustering
7 4 (1.35%) Internet of Things
7 4 (1.35%) PKI
7 4 (1.35%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (1.01%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.68%) Cyberthreat
9 2 (0.68%) Digital Signage
9 2 (0.68%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.68%) Eurex
9 2 (0.68%) FMCG
9 2 (0.68%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.68%) User Experience
9 2 (0.68%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 30 (10.14%) Windows
2 18 (6.08%) Linux
3 15 (5.07%) Unix
4 14 (4.73%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.34%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (19.59%) Network Design
2 56 (18.92%) ITIL
3 47 (15.88%) Migration
4 43 (14.53%) Load Balancing
5 29 (9.80%) Project Management
6 21 (7.09%) Network Architecture
7 20 (6.76%) Network Management
8 19 (6.42%) Change Control
9 18 (6.08%) IT Strategy
10 17 (5.74%) Agile Software Development
11 16 (5.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 16 (5.41%) Problem Management
12 15 (5.07%) Change Management
12 15 (5.07%) Decision-Making
13 14 (4.73%) PRINCE2
13 14 (4.73%) Problem-Solving
14 13 (4.39%) DevOps
15 12 (4.05%) Network Monitoring
15 12 (4.05%) Product Management
15 12 (4.05%) Runbook
Programming Languages
1 7 (2.36%) Python
2 4 (1.35%) PowerShell
3 2 (0.68%) SQL
4 1 (0.34%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.34%) R
Qualifications
1 296 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 199 (67.23%) CCNP
3 64 (21.62%) CCNA
4 44 (14.86%) CCDP
4 44 (14.86%) Security Cleared
5 39 (13.18%) SC Cleared
6 30 (10.14%) Degree
7 27 (9.12%) CISSP
8 17 (5.74%) CCIE Data Center
9 16 (5.41%) CCIE Routing and Switching
10 14 (4.73%) CISM
11 10 (3.38%) CCIE Security
12 9 (3.04%) CCDE
12 9 (3.04%) Chartered Engineer
12 9 (3.04%) DV Cleared
12 9 (3.04%) JNCIE
12 9 (3.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 8 (2.70%) CCIE Collaboration
13 8 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 7 (2.36%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.70%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 5 (1.69%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.01%) COBIT
3 3 (1.01%) GDPR
3 3 (1.01%) QA
3 3 (1.01%) SLA
4 2 (0.68%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.34%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (5.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (3.04%) Active Directory
3 8 (2.70%) vSphere
4 7 (2.36%) Hyper-V
5 6 (2.03%) ProxySG
6 5 (1.69%) VMware NSX
7 4 (1.35%) Firmware
7 4 (1.35%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (1.01%) XenApp
8 3 (1.01%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.34%) Docker
Systems Management
1 15 (5.07%) FortiGate
2 14 (4.73%) Cisco CUCM
3 9 (3.04%) SCOM
4 8 (2.70%) Cisco UCCX
5 5 (1.69%) Cisco UCCE
5 5 (1.69%) SolarWinds Orion
6 4 (1.35%) Microsoft Clustering
6 4 (1.35%) Stealthwatch
7 3 (1.01%) Cisco CME
7 3 (1.01%) Cisco IPCC
7 3 (1.01%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.68%) Ansible
8 2 (0.68%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.68%) TrustSec
9 1 (0.34%) CASB
9 1 (0.34%) Cisco LMS
9 1 (0.34%) Failover Clustering
9 1 (0.34%) Rancher
9 1 (0.34%) RSA enVision
9 1 (0.34%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 242 (81.76%) Cisco
2 54 (18.24%) Juniper
3 53 (17.91%) F5
4 51 (17.23%) CheckPoint
5 36 (12.16%) Palo Alto
6 33 (11.15%) VMware
7 32 (10.81%) Fortinet
8 27 (9.12%) Microsoft
9 18 (6.08%) SolarWinds
10 16 (5.41%) Blue Coat
10 16 (5.41%) Citrix
11 14 (4.73%) NetApp
12 13 (4.39%) McAfee
13 11 (3.72%) Infoblox
14 10 (3.38%) Meraki
15 8 (2.70%) Arista
15 8 (2.70%) HP
15 8 (2.70%) Splunk
15 8 (2.70%) Zscaler
16 7 (2.36%) Sophos