Period
to 5 April 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 5 April 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
5 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 458 525 576
Rank change year-on-year +67 +51 -102
Contract jobs citing CCIE 237 368 331
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.38% 0.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.75% 1.95% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 241 202
Median daily rate £438 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.89% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £350 £326
90th Percentile £625 £613 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £450 £463
% change year-on-year +8.33% -2.70% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 4
Median hourly rate £42.50 £47.00 £44.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.57% +5.62% +12.39%
10th Percentile £36.88 £45.50 £40.00
90th Percentile £46.38 £48.50 £51.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - £44.50

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 13,560 18,846 19,580
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.02% 19.44% 19.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,192 11,378 11,863
Median daily rate £475 £454 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.63% +0.89% +5.88%
10th Percentile £255 £263 £235
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 660 863 868
Median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +36.84% -15.18%
10th Percentile £15.50 £12.50 £12.50
90th Percentile £57.00 £52.52 £50.08
Median hourly rate £34.00 £28.98 £25.00
% change year-on-year +17.34% +15.90% -10.95%

CCIE
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing CCIE as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for CCIE in the UK

CCIE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing CCIE.

Daily rate trend for CCIE in the UK

CCIE
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing CCIE over the 6 months to 5 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for CCIE in the UK

CCIE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing CCIE.

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 5 April 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 +80 220 £438 -7.89% 44
UK excluding London +118 137 £488 +8.33% 32
London +59 84 £425 -15.00% 18
South East +76 52 £475 +5.56% 12
Midlands +96 46 £530 +32.50% 2
West Midlands +91 42 £540 +32.92% 2
Work from Home +19 30 £425 -5.56% 4
North of England +59 22 £463 +2.78% 7
North West +26 14 £425 -5.56% 6
East of England +28 8 £346 -18.59% 4
Yorkshire +49 7 £575 +35.29% 1
South West +23 5 £500 +35.59% 1
Scotland +7 4 £363 -30.95% 5
East Midlands +30 3 £313 +11.61%
North East +33 1 £213 -63.04%

For the 6 months to 5 April 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.

1 237 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 206 (86.92%) Cisco
3 152 (64.14%) CCNP
4 103 (43.46%) WAN
5 99 (41.77%) Firewall
6 84 (35.44%) LAN
7 78 (32.91%) BGP
7 78 (32.91%) Security Cleared
8 72 (30.38%) Cisco Nexus
9 62 (26.16%) Data Centre
10 60 (25.32%) Network Design
11 59 (24.89%) OSPF
12 57 (24.05%) MPLS
13 55 (23.21%) Python
14 52 (21.94%) Juniper
15 50 (21.10%) CCNA
16 44 (18.57%) VPN
16 44 (18.57%) CCIE Routing and Switching
16 44 (18.57%) F5
17 43 (18.14%) Wireless
18 42 (17.72%) EIGRP
19 40 (16.88%) SC Cleared
20 39 (16.46%) DV Cleared
21 37 (15.61%) Cisco ASA
21 37 (15.61%) CheckPoint
22 36 (15.19%) Network Security
23 35 (14.77%) CCDP
24 34 (14.35%) Cisco ISE
25 33 (13.92%) Palo Alto
26 32 (13.50%) CCDA

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 9 (3.80%) Confluence
2 7 (2.95%) OpenStack
3 3 (1.27%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.27%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.42%) Apache
4 1 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.42%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.42%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (3.38%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.84%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.42%) assyst
1 1 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 22 (9.28%) AWS
2 21 (8.86%) Azure
3 7 (2.95%) GCP
4 3 (1.27%) Office 365
4 3 (1.27%) SaaS
5 2 (0.84%) IaaS
5 2 (0.84%) PaaS
6 1 (0.42%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 103 (43.46%) WAN
2 99 (41.77%) Firewall
3 84 (35.44%) LAN
4 78 (32.91%) BGP
5 72 (30.38%) Cisco Nexus
6 59 (24.89%) OSPF
7 57 (24.05%) MPLS
8 44 (18.57%) VPN
9 43 (18.14%) Wireless
10 42 (17.72%) EIGRP
11 37 (15.61%) Cisco ASA
12 36 (15.19%) Network Security
13 34 (14.35%) Cisco ISE
14 31 (13.08%) DMVPN
15 23 (9.70%) DHCP
16 21 (8.86%) VoIP
17 20 (8.44%) VLAN
18 18 (7.59%) DNS
18 18 (7.59%) Internet
18 18 (7.59%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.84%) DB2
2 1 (0.42%) Big Data
2 1 (0.42%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (3.80%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (1.27%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.42%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.42%) JIRA
4 1 (0.42%) Postman
4 1 (0.42%) SoapUI
General
1 31 (13.08%) Telecoms
2 22 (9.28%) Finance
3 9 (3.80%) Public Sector
4 7 (2.95%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.53%) Marketing
6 4 (1.69%) Advertising
7 3 (1.27%) Electronics
7 3 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.84%) Military
9 1 (0.42%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.42%) Banking
9 1 (0.42%) French Language
9 1 (0.42%) Legal
9 1 (0.42%) Police
9 1 (0.42%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 132 (55.70%) Network Engineer
2 66 (27.85%) Architect
3 45 (18.99%) Network Architect
4 32 (13.50%) Senior Network Engineer
5 19 (8.02%) Design Engineer
5 19 (8.02%) Security Engineer
6 18 (7.59%) Network Design Engineer
7 14 (5.91%) Network Security Engineer
8 13 (5.49%) Cisco Engineer
8 13 (5.49%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
9 12 (5.06%) Cisco Architect
9 12 (5.06%) Consultant
10 11 (4.64%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 10 (4.22%) Solutions Architect
12 7 (2.95%) Cisco Network Architect
12 7 (2.95%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
13 6 (2.53%) Cloud Engineer
13 6 (2.53%) Network Consultant
13 6 (2.53%) WAN Engineer
14 5 (2.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.64%) 802.1X
2 3 (1.27%) Middleware
2 3 (1.27%) XML
3 2 (0.84%) JSON
3 2 (0.84%) XMPP
4 1 (0.42%) CSS
4 1 (0.42%) Jinja
4 1 (0.42%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.42%) REST
4 1 (0.42%) SOAP
4 1 (0.42%) Web Services
4 1 (0.42%) XSLT
4 1 (0.42%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 62 (26.16%) Data Centre
2 12 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (5.06%) Management Information System
3 5 (2.11%) Public Cloud
4 4 (1.69%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (1.69%) User Experience
5 3 (1.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 3 (1.27%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (1.27%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (1.27%) Virtual Team
6 2 (0.84%) CMDB
6 2 (0.84%) Digital Signage
6 2 (0.84%) e-Learning
6 2 (0.84%) NHS
6 2 (0.84%) SCADA
6 2 (0.84%) Wiki
7 1 (0.42%) Handset
7 1 (0.42%) Life Science
7 1 (0.42%) Social Network
7 1 (0.42%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 22 (9.28%) Linux
2 11 (4.64%) Windows
3 5 (2.11%) Windows Server
4 4 (1.69%) Unix
4 4 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (1.69%) Windows Server 2016
5 2 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.42%) Android
6 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (25.32%) Network Design
2 32 (13.50%) Migration
3 26 (10.97%) Cryptography
4 24 (10.13%) Project Delivery
5 22 (9.28%) Service Delivery
6 21 (8.86%) Change Management
6 21 (8.86%) Configuration Management
6 21 (8.86%) Incident Management
6 21 (8.86%) Network Architecture
7 18 (7.59%) Problem Management
7 18 (7.59%) Validation
8 17 (7.17%) DevOps
8 17 (7.17%) Service Management
9 16 (6.75%) ITIL
9 16 (6.75%) Load Balancing
10 15 (6.33%) ITSM
10 15 (6.33%) Project Management
11 14 (5.91%) Customer Requirements
11 14 (5.91%) Knowledge Management
12 12 (5.06%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 55 (23.21%) Python
2 6 (2.53%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.27%) SQL
4 2 (0.84%) C
5 1 (0.42%) Java
5 1 (0.42%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 237 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 152 (64.14%) CCNP
3 78 (32.91%) Security Cleared
4 50 (21.10%) CCNA
5 44 (18.57%) CCIE Routing and Switching
6 40 (16.88%) SC Cleared
7 39 (16.46%) DV Cleared
8 35 (14.77%) CCDP
9 32 (13.50%) CCDA
10 24 (10.13%) Degree
11 12 (5.06%) CCIE Security
12 11 (4.64%) Microsoft Certification
13 10 (4.22%) CCIE Collaboration
13 10 (4.22%) CCIE Service Provider
13 10 (4.22%) MCSE
14 9 (3.80%) JNCIE
15 7 (2.95%) BPSS Clearance
15 7 (2.95%) CCDE
15 7 (2.95%) CISSP
16 6 (2.53%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.80%) GDPR
2 5 (2.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 2 (0.84%) NIST
3 2 (0.84%) SLA
4 1 (0.42%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.42%) QA
System Software
1 20 (8.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (2.95%) VMware NSX
3 3 (1.27%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.27%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.84%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.42%) Docker
5 1 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.42%) vSphere
5 1 (0.42%) XenApp
5 1 (0.42%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (6.33%) Ansible
2 5 (2.11%) Cisco CUCM
2 5 (2.11%) Cisco Prime
3 4 (1.69%) FortiGate
4 3 (1.27%) Netcool
4 3 (1.27%) Netcool/OMNIbus
4 3 (1.27%) vCenter Server
5 2 (0.84%) TrustSec
6 1 (0.42%) Amdocs OSS
6 1 (0.42%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.42%) Cisco LMS
6 1 (0.42%) Icinga
6 1 (0.42%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.42%) Observium
6 1 (0.42%) Salt
6 1 (0.42%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.42%) Terraform
Vendors
1 206 (86.92%) Cisco
2 52 (21.94%) Juniper
3 44 (18.57%) F5
4 37 (15.61%) CheckPoint
5 33 (13.92%) Palo Alto
6 23 (9.70%) VMware
7 22 (9.28%) Oracle
7 22 (9.28%) SolarWinds
8 19 (8.02%) Dell
9 16 (6.75%) Fortinet
10 15 (6.33%) Citrix
10 15 (6.33%) Splunk
11 14 (5.91%) Microsoft
12 11 (4.64%) Nokia
13 10 (4.22%) Huawei
14 8 (3.38%) HP
15 6 (2.53%) Aruba
15 6 (2.53%) Blue Coat
15 6 (2.53%) Google
15 6 (2.53%) Meraki