Period
to 19 January 2020

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 19 January 2020 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
19 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 455 545 556
Rank change year-on-year +90 +11 -102
Contract jobs citing CCIE 305 351 336
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.43% 0.36% 0.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.99% 1.85% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 209 214
UK median daily rate £450 £470 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.26% +4.44% +2.86%
10th Percentile £310 £363 £325
90th Percentile £625 £613 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £445 £450
% change year-on-year +6.74% -1.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 3
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £47.00 £49.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.89% -4.08% +15.04%
10th Percentile £35.38 £45.50 £41.40
90th Percentile £46.38 £48.50 £51.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - £49.00

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 15,311 18,970 19,116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.36% 19.21% 19.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,453 11,302 11,747
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +4.65% +1.18%
10th Percentile £256 £258 £225
90th Percentile £638 £625 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 729 884 833
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £28.21 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.07% +17.54% -6.57%
10th Percentile £14.50 £12.75 £12.00
90th Percentile £57.50 £52.10 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £25.35
% change year-on-year +27.27% +8.50% -6.13%

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 19 January 2020.

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 15 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 19 January 2020. 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 +107 288 £456 -3.95% 74
UK excluding London +117 193 £475 +6.74% 52
London +62 97 £425 -13.92% 23
South East +90 88 £456 +7.35% 20
Midlands +88 46 £510 +23.52% 8
West Midlands +65 38 £510 +14.61% 6
North of England +48 34 £413 -8.33% 13
North West +16 27 £425 -5.56% 6
East of England +35 11 £450 +5.88% 1
South West +11 9 £500 +19.05% 9
East Midlands +33 8 £450 +42.86% 2
Yorkshire +36 6 £398 -6.47% 5
Scotland +13 6 £375 -25.00% 1
North East - 2 £213 - 2
Wales +32 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 January 2020, 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.

1 305 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 257 (84.26%) Cisco
3 206 (67.54%) CCNP
4 124 (40.66%) Firewall
5 115 (37.70%) WAN
6 111 (36.39%) LAN
7 87 (28.52%) Security Cleared
8 83 (27.21%) BGP
9 79 (25.90%) CCNA
10 72 (23.61%) Data Centre
11 65 (21.31%) Cisco Nexus
12 63 (20.66%) Network Design
13 61 (20.00%) Wireless
13 61 (20.00%) MPLS
14 59 (19.34%) SC Cleared
15 58 (19.02%) OSPF
16 57 (18.69%) Network Security
17 56 (18.36%) Juniper
18 54 (17.70%) F5
19 53 (17.38%) VPN
20 52 (17.05%) Telecoms
21 44 (14.43%) Migration
22 43 (14.10%) Palo Alto
23 40 (13.11%) CCDP
23 40 (13.11%) EIGRP
24 39 (12.79%) CCIE Routing and Switching
25 37 (12.13%) Python
25 37 (12.13%) Cisco ASA
26 35 (11.48%) CheckPoint
27 34 (11.15%) Load Balancing

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 6 (1.97%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.31%) Apache Spark
3 2 (0.66%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.33%) Apache
4 1 (0.33%) Confluence
4 1 (0.33%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.33%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (1.31%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.98%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.33%) assyst
1 1 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.33%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 21 (6.89%) Azure
2 17 (5.57%) AWS
3 9 (2.95%) SaaS
4 4 (1.31%) IaaS
5 3 (0.98%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 3 (0.98%) Office 365
6 1 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.33%) GCP
6 1 (0.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 124 (40.66%) Firewall
2 115 (37.70%) WAN
3 111 (36.39%) LAN
4 83 (27.21%) BGP
5 65 (21.31%) Cisco Nexus
6 61 (20.00%) MPLS
6 61 (20.00%) Wireless
7 58 (19.02%) OSPF
8 57 (18.69%) Network Security
9 53 (17.38%) VPN
10 40 (13.11%) EIGRP
11 37 (12.13%) Cisco ASA
12 31 (10.16%) TCP/IP
13 28 (9.18%) VoIP
14 26 (8.52%) Multicast
15 25 (8.20%) Cisco ISE
16 24 (7.87%) DNS
17 23 (7.54%) DHCP
17 23 (7.54%) Internet
18 20 (6.56%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.97%) Big Data
2 5 (1.64%) Hadoop
2 5 (1.64%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.31%) Amazon Redshift
3 4 (1.31%) MySQL
4 1 (0.33%) DB2
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (3.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.66%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.33%) JIRA
3 1 (0.33%) Postman
3 1 (0.33%) SoapUI
General
1 52 (17.05%) Telecoms
2 27 (8.85%) Finance
3 11 (3.61%) Public Sector
4 8 (2.62%) Marketing
5 5 (1.64%) Advertising
5 5 (1.64%) Electronics
5 5 (1.64%) Financial Institution
5 5 (1.64%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.98%) Multimedia
7 2 (0.66%) Banking
7 2 (0.66%) Law
8 1 (0.33%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.33%) French Language
8 1 (0.33%) Front Office
8 1 (0.33%) Legal
8 1 (0.33%) Military
8 1 (0.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 164 (53.77%) Network Engineer
2 81 (26.56%) Architect
3 58 (19.02%) Network Architect
4 30 (9.84%) Cisco Engineer
5 26 (8.52%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 24 (7.87%) Senior Network Engineer
7 23 (7.54%) Design Engineer
8 19 (6.23%) Network Design Engineer
8 19 (6.23%) Security Engineer
9 18 (5.90%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 16 (5.25%) Consultant
10 16 (5.25%) Security Architect
11 13 (4.26%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
12 12 (3.93%) Network Security Architect
12 12 (3.93%) Network Security Engineer
12 12 (3.93%) Solutions Architect
13 11 (3.61%) Cisco Architect
14 10 (3.28%) Designer
15 9 (2.95%) IP Network Engineer
16 8 (2.62%) Cisco Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (5.90%) 802.1X
2 4 (1.31%) XMPP
3 2 (0.66%) JSON
3 2 (0.66%) Middleware
4 1 (0.33%) .NET
4 1 (0.33%) CSS
4 1 (0.33%) Jinja
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.33%) REST
4 1 (0.33%) SOAP
4 1 (0.33%) XML
4 1 (0.33%) XSLT
4 1 (0.33%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 72 (23.61%) Data Centre
2 11 (3.61%) Public Cloud
3 10 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (2.62%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.30%) PKI
6 5 (1.64%) Hedge funds
6 5 (1.64%) User Experience
7 4 (1.31%) Driving Licence
7 4 (1.31%) Grid Computing
7 4 (1.31%) PMI
8 3 (0.98%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 3 (0.98%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (0.98%) IPTV
8 3 (0.98%) N-Tier
8 3 (0.98%) Security Operations Centre
8 3 (0.98%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.66%) Fibre Optics
9 2 (0.66%) Life Science
9 2 (0.66%) NHS
10 1 (0.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 17 (5.57%) Linux
2 15 (4.92%) Windows
3 8 (2.62%) Unix
4 5 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (1.31%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.33%) Android
7 1 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (20.66%) Network Design
2 44 (14.43%) Migration
3 34 (11.15%) Load Balancing
4 26 (8.52%) Cryptography
4 26 (8.52%) Project Delivery
5 24 (7.87%) Service Delivery
6 23 (7.54%) Network Architecture
7 20 (6.56%) Network Monitoring
8 18 (5.90%) Change Management
9 17 (5.57%) ITIL
10 16 (5.25%) Incident Management
11 14 (4.59%) Service Management
11 14 (4.59%) TOGAF
11 14 (4.59%) Validation
12 13 (4.26%) Configuration Management
12 13 (4.26%) Network Management
12 13 (4.26%) Problem Management
12 13 (4.26%) Project Management
13 12 (3.93%) Capacity Planning
13 12 (3.93%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 37 (12.13%) Python
2 7 (2.30%) PowerShell
2 7 (2.30%) SQL
3 3 (0.98%) C
4 1 (0.33%) Java
4 1 (0.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 305 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 206 (67.54%) CCNP
3 87 (28.52%) Security Cleared
4 79 (25.90%) CCNA
5 59 (19.34%) SC Cleared
6 40 (13.11%) CCDP
7 39 (12.79%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 30 (9.84%) CCDA
9 29 (9.51%) DV Cleared
10 23 (7.54%) CISSP
10 23 (7.54%) Degree
11 16 (5.25%) CCIE Security
12 12 (3.93%) Microsoft Certification
13 10 (3.28%) MCSE
13 10 (3.28%) TOGAF Certification
14 8 (2.62%) CCIE Service Provider
15 7 (2.30%) CCIE Collaboration
15 7 (2.30%) CCIE Data Center
16 6 (1.97%) CCVP
17 5 (1.64%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.93%) GDPR
2 8 (2.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (2.30%) NIST
4 3 (0.98%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.98%) QA
5 2 (0.66%) SLA
6 1 (0.33%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 24 (7.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (3.61%) VMware NSX
3 5 (1.64%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (0.98%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.66%) Docker
5 2 (0.66%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.33%) vSphere
6 1 (0.33%) XenApp
6 1 (0.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (5.25%) Ansible
2 10 (3.28%) Cisco CUCM
3 9 (2.95%) Cisco Prime
4 7 (2.30%) FortiGate
5 6 (1.97%) vCenter Server
6 4 (1.31%) OPNET
7 3 (0.98%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (0.98%) Netcool
7 3 (0.98%) Netcool/OMNIbus
8 2 (0.66%) Cisco UCCE
8 2 (0.66%) Cisco UCCX
8 2 (0.66%) Kubernetes
8 2 (0.66%) TrustSec
9 1 (0.33%) Amdocs OSS
9 1 (0.33%) Cisco LMS
9 1 (0.33%) CSIRT
9 1 (0.33%) Icinga
9 1 (0.33%) Observium
9 1 (0.33%) Salt
9 1 (0.33%) Terraform
Vendors
1 257 (84.26%) Cisco
2 56 (18.36%) Juniper
3 54 (17.70%) F5
4 43 (14.10%) Palo Alto
5 35 (11.48%) CheckPoint
6 29 (9.51%) VMware
7 26 (8.52%) Fortinet
8 22 (7.21%) Citrix
8 22 (7.21%) Microsoft
9 18 (5.90%) Oracle
10 16 (5.25%) SolarWinds
11 11 (3.61%) Aruba
11 11 (3.61%) Meraki
12 10 (3.28%) Dell
12 10 (3.28%) HP
13 9 (2.95%) Nokia
14 8 (2.62%) Blue Coat
15 7 (2.30%) Infoblox
15 7 (2.30%) Riverbed
16 6 (1.97%) Splunk