Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 478 507 526
Rank change year-on-year +29 +19 +47
Contract jobs citing CCIE 406 434 390
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.42% 0.40% 0.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.20% 1.89% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 228 208
UK median daily rate £450 £444 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.41% +2.01% +2.35%
10th Percentile £331 £300 £318
90th Percentile £600 £550 £541
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £413
% change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 6 3
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £49.19 £28.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.76% +71.66% -36.32%
10th Percentile £24.80 £16.99 £27.58
90th Percentile £59.00 £49.19 £39.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £16.99 £40.00
% change year-on-year +94.23% -57.53% -11.11%

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 18449 22918 22069
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.26% 21.13% 19.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 11167 14306 12954
UK median daily rate £425 £406 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.77% +1.41% +5.26%
10th Percentile £250 £243 £230
90th Percentile £599 £588 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 937 813 1089
UK median hourly rate £29.75 £27.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.18% +22.22% +12.50%
10th Percentile £12.04 £12.25 £11.70
90th Percentile £50.83 £48.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £28.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.71% +16.09% +20.60%

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 August 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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +28 374 £450 - 36
London +36 203 £475 - 23
UK excluding London +24 196 £425 +6.25% 14
South East +7 78 £450 +0.56% 4
North of England +63 40 £475 +18.75% 4
East of England +3 29 £380 -15.56% 1
Scotland +39 21 £400 +8.84% 1
North West +29 20 £438 +6.06% 1
Midlands +21 18 £400 +14.29% 3
Yorkshire +27 13 £475 +26.67% 3
West Midlands +29 12 £400 +6.67% 3
North East +57 7 £475 -
East Midlands -9 6 £338 +3.85%
Wales +11 5 £348 -
South West -6 4 £550 +62.96% 1
Northern Ireland -62 1 £315 -0.79%

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 406 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 358 (88.18%) Cisco
3 250 (61.58%) CCNP
4 215 (52.96%) Firewall
5 154 (37.93%) LAN
6 153 (37.68%) WAN
7 123 (30.30%) Wireless
8 119 (29.31%) Data Centre
9 114 (28.08%) Juniper
9 114 (28.08%) Cisco Nexus
10 111 (27.34%) CheckPoint
11 107 (26.35%) Network Design
12 104 (25.62%) BGP
13 99 (24.38%) MPLS
14 92 (22.66%) OSPF
15 85 (20.94%) Cisco ASA
16 79 (19.46%) F5
17 76 (18.72%) Network Security
17 76 (18.72%) Finance
18 71 (17.49%) Telecoms
19 70 (17.24%) ITIL
19 70 (17.24%) Palo Alto
20 69 (17.00%) VPN
21 65 (16.01%) Security Cleared
21 65 (16.01%) JNCIE
22 61 (15.02%) CCDP
23 60 (14.78%) EIGRP
24 58 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
24 58 (14.29%) Riverbed
25 55 (13.55%) CCNA

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 15 (3.69%) Skype for Business
2 9 (2.22%) CMS
3 7 (1.72%) IIS
4 5 (1.23%) Apache
4 5 (1.23%) Tomcat
5 4 (0.99%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.25%) JBoss
6 1 (0.25%) SAS
6 1 (0.25%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.25%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 15 (3.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (2.46%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (2.46%) MS Visio
3 7 (1.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.25%) Eikon
1 1 (0.25%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 28 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
1 28 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (2.46%) SaaS
3 7 (1.72%) PaaS
4 6 (1.48%) IaaS
5 3 (0.74%) Akamai
5 3 (0.74%) Amazon ELB
5 3 (0.74%) Office 365
6 1 (0.25%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 215 (52.96%) Firewall
2 154 (37.93%) LAN
3 153 (37.68%) WAN
4 123 (30.30%) Wireless
5 114 (28.08%) Cisco Nexus
6 104 (25.62%) BGP
7 99 (24.38%) MPLS
8 92 (22.66%) OSPF
9 85 (20.94%) Cisco ASA
10 76 (18.72%) Network Security
11 69 (17.00%) VPN
12 60 (14.78%) EIGRP
13 58 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
14 52 (12.81%) Cisco Wireless
15 48 (11.82%) WLAN
16 40 (9.85%) BIG-IP
17 36 (8.87%) VoIP
18 35 (8.62%) IPsec
19 33 (8.13%) TCP/IP
20 31 (7.64%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (1.97%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (4.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.25%) Rational DOORS
General
1 76 (18.72%) Finance
2 71 (17.49%) Telecoms
3 45 (11.08%) Banking
4 15 (3.69%) Marketing
5 10 (2.46%) Military
6 8 (1.97%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.72%) Retail
8 6 (1.48%) Electronics
9 5 (1.23%) Automotive
9 5 (1.23%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.74%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.74%) Local Government
11 2 (0.49%) Games
12 1 (0.25%) Advertising
12 1 (0.25%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.25%) Billing
12 1 (0.25%) French Language
12 1 (0.25%) German Language
12 1 (0.25%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 180 (44.33%) Network Engineer
2 81 (19.95%) Architect
3 67 (16.50%) Cisco Engineer
4 51 (12.56%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 50 (12.32%) Network Architect
6 44 (10.84%) Consultant
7 39 (9.61%) Senior Network Engineer
8 29 (7.14%) Network Consultant
9 26 (6.40%) Design Engineer
10 24 (5.91%) Security Engineer
11 17 (4.19%) IP Engineer
12 16 (3.94%) Network Security Engineer
13 14 (3.45%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
14 13 (3.20%) Analyst
14 13 (3.20%) Cisco Architect
14 13 (3.20%) Juniper Engineer
15 12 (2.96%) Enterprise Architect
15 12 (2.96%) Lead Network Engineer
15 12 (2.96%) Network Design Engineer
16 11 (2.71%) Cisco Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (8.13%) 802.1X
2 10 (2.46%) XMPP
3 7 (1.72%) Middleware
4 2 (0.49%) COM
4 2 (0.49%) RFC 2544
5 1 (0.25%) CSS
5 1 (0.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 119 (29.31%) Data Centre
2 31 (7.64%) Computer Science
3 21 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (3.45%) Clustering
5 13 (3.20%) Management Information System
5 13 (3.20%) Video Conferencing
6 12 (2.96%) BYOD
7 10 (2.46%) Public Cloud
8 8 (1.97%) Hybrid Cloud
9 6 (1.48%) PKI
10 5 (1.23%) BBC
11 4 (0.99%) Driving Licence
11 4 (0.99%) Virtual Team
12 2 (0.49%) iPad
12 2 (0.49%) Linux Command Line
12 2 (0.49%) User Experience
13 1 (0.25%) Enterprise Software
13 1 (0.25%) FMCG
13 1 (0.25%) RSA SecurID
13 1 (0.25%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 28 (6.90%) Windows
2 15 (3.69%) Linux
2 15 (3.69%) Windows Server
3 11 (2.71%) Unix
4 6 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (0.74%) FreeBSD
6 2 (0.49%) Data ONTAP
6 2 (0.49%) VMS
7 1 (0.25%) Android
7 1 (0.25%) SUSE
7 1 (0.25%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (26.35%) Network Design
2 70 (17.24%) ITIL
3 46 (11.33%) Service Management
4 43 (10.59%) Migration
5 33 (8.13%) ITSM
6 29 (7.14%) Network Management
7 28 (6.90%) Load Balancing
8 25 (6.16%) High Availability
9 23 (5.67%) Disaster Recovery
10 18 (4.43%) Network Architecture
10 18 (4.43%) Presales
11 17 (4.19%) Mentoring
12 16 (3.94%) Project Management
13 15 (3.69%) Data Loss Prevention
13 15 (3.69%) Kalman Filter
13 15 (3.69%) WAN Optimisation
14 12 (2.96%) Change Management
15 11 (2.71%) Information Security
15 11 (2.71%) Vulnerability Management
16 10 (2.46%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 7 (1.72%) Lisp
2 4 (0.99%) Python
3 2 (0.49%) SQL
4 1 (0.25%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.25%) C
4 1 (0.25%) Java
4 1 (0.25%) Perl
4 1 (0.25%) PHP
4 1 (0.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 406 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 250 (61.58%) CCNP
3 65 (16.01%) JNCIE
3 65 (16.01%) Security Cleared
4 61 (15.02%) CCDP
5 55 (13.55%) CCNA
6 50 (12.32%) CCSE
6 50 (12.32%) SC Cleared
7 48 (11.82%) CCIP
8 46 (11.33%) CCSA
9 43 (10.59%) Degree
10 36 (8.87%) JNCIA
11 30 (7.39%) HP ASE
12 29 (7.14%) HP MASE
13 28 (6.90%) Computer Science Degree
14 23 (5.67%) CCIE Routing and Switching
15 20 (4.93%) CISSP
16 17 (4.19%) CCIE Security
16 17 (4.19%) CCIE Service Provider
17 16 (3.94%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.46%) SLA
2 6 (1.48%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.74%) GPG13
4 2 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.25%) COBIT
5 1 (0.25%) Def Stans
System Software
1 26 (6.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (5.17%) Active Directory
3 12 (2.96%) VMware NSX
4 11 (2.71%) vSphere
5 9 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (1.97%) Firmware
7 3 (0.74%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.49%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (0.49%) vCloud
9 1 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 49 (12.07%) FortiGate
2 24 (5.91%) Cisco Prime
3 17 (4.19%) Cisco CUCM
4 15 (3.69%) Cisco UCCX
5 11 (2.71%) Cisco UCCE
6 8 (1.97%) SolarWinds Orion
7 7 (1.72%) Cacti
7 7 (1.72%) OpenView
8 6 (1.48%) QRadar
9 5 (1.23%) AirWatch
10 4 (0.99%) Nagios
10 4 (0.99%) Stealthwatch
10 4 (0.99%) vRealize
11 3 (0.74%) SCCM
11 3 (0.74%) SCOM
11 3 (0.74%) TrustSec
11 3 (0.74%) vCenter Server
12 2 (0.49%) McAfee ePO
12 2 (0.49%) Nessus
12 2 (0.49%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 358 (88.18%) Cisco
2 114 (28.08%) Juniper
3 111 (27.34%) CheckPoint
4 79 (19.46%) F5
5 70 (17.24%) Palo Alto
6 58 (14.29%) Riverbed
7 54 (13.30%) Fortinet
8 45 (11.08%) HP
9 44 (10.84%) Microsoft
9 44 (10.84%) VMware
10 31 (7.64%) Citrix
11 29 (7.14%) Aruba
12 24 (5.91%) SolarWinds
13 13 (3.20%) Blue Coat
13 13 (3.20%) Nokia
14 9 (2.22%) Avaya
15 7 (1.72%) EMC
15 7 (1.72%) Foundry
15 7 (1.72%) Huawei
15 7 (1.72%) NetApp