The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for CCIE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE)
England / West Midlands
Rank 112 128 119
Rank change year-on-year +16 -9  
Contract jobs citing CCIE 6 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.26% 0.074% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.34% 0.36% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 1
Median daily rate £363 £525 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.95% +68.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -8.57% +2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £16.99 -

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 advertised in the West Midlands.

Academic & Professional Certification
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 448 563 446
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 19.45% 20.89% 17.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 316 226
Median daily rate £375 £400 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +10.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £249 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 21 45
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -43.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.96 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.63 £36.70 £39.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

CCIE
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 West Midlands

CCIE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing CCIE in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for CCIE in the West Midlands

CCIE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing CCIE in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for CCIE in the West Midlands

CCIE
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCIE within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 March 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
Birmingham - 6 £363 - 1
CCIE
England

CCIE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for CCIE.

1 10 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (90.00%) Cisco
3 6 (60.00%) Firewall
3 6 (60.00%) Wireless
3 6 (60.00%) CCNP
4 5 (50.00%) WAN
5 4 (40.00%) Network Design
5 4 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (40.00%) LAN
5 4 (40.00%) CheckPoint
5 4 (40.00%) OSPF
5 4 (40.00%) BGP
5 4 (40.00%) Data Centre
6 3 (30.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (30.00%) Cisco Wireless
6 3 (30.00%) EIGRP
6 3 (30.00%) CCNA
6 3 (30.00%) MPLS
6 3 (30.00%) F5
6 3 (30.00%) Riverbed
6 3 (30.00%) Finance
7 2 (20.00%) Frame Relay
7 2 (20.00%) Electronics
7 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
7 2 (20.00%) VLAN
7 2 (20.00%) Degree
7 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
7 2 (20.00%) Network Security
7 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
7 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared

CCIE
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 1 (10.00%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (60.00%) Firewall
1 6 (60.00%) Wireless
2 5 (50.00%) WAN
3 4 (40.00%) BGP
3 4 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (40.00%) LAN
3 4 (40.00%) OSPF
4 3 (30.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (30.00%) Cisco Wireless
4 3 (30.00%) EIGRP
4 3 (30.00%) MPLS
5 2 (20.00%) 802.11
5 2 (20.00%) ATM
5 2 (20.00%) Frame Relay
5 2 (20.00%) Network Security
5 2 (20.00%) PPP
5 2 (20.00%) RIP
5 2 (20.00%) Unified Communications
5 2 (20.00%) VLAN
5 2 (20.00%) WLAN
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Electronics
2 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Network Engineer
2 5 (50.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 5 (50.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Implementation Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Network Implementation Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Design Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Implementation Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) LAN Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) LAN/WAN Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Migration Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Network Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Network Design Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Network Design Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Network Implementation Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (10.00%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) 802.1X
2 1 (10.00%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (10.00%) PKI
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Network Design
2 2 (20.00%) Customer Requirements
2 2 (20.00%) Presales
3 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (10.00%) Migration
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (60.00%) CCNP
3 3 (30.00%) CCNA
4 2 (20.00%) CCDA
4 2 (20.00%) CCDP
4 2 (20.00%) Degree
4 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (10.00%) JNCIE
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) Cisco
2 4 (40.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (30.00%) F5
3 3 (30.00%) Riverbed
4 2 (20.00%) AirMagnet
4 2 (20.00%) CA
5 1 (10.00%) Aruba
5 1 (10.00%) Avaya
5 1 (10.00%) Blue Coat
5 1 (10.00%) BT
5 1 (10.00%) Fortinet
5 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (10.00%) Oracle