The table below looks at the statistics for CCSP in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CCSP over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco Certified Security Professional (CCSP)
Rank 603 580 557
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -23
Contract jobs citing CCSP 16 21 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.041% 0.045%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.15% 0.20% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 13
Average daily rate £500 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £318 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £665 £460 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £415
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -15.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £180.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10904 10292 9385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.20% 20.31% 19.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 6732 5960 5067
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £237 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £569 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 498 480 434
Average hourly rate £37.50 £20.00 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% +6.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.80 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £47.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +21.73%

CCSP
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CCSP within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

CCSP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

CCSP
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing CCSP within the UK.

CCSP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

CCSP
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CCSP within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

CCSP Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

CCSP
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing CCSP within the UK.

CCSP Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

CCSP
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCSP within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -5 16 £500 +17.64% 19
London -8 7 £572 +34.60% 3
South East -3 4 £500 +33.33% 6
West Yorkshire -2 3 £400 +23.07% 3
Yorkshire -7 3 £400 +23.07% 4
Leeds -15 2 £400 +23.07% 3
East of England - 2 - - 6
Essex - 2 - - 2
Berkshire -3 1 - - 1
Surrey -4 1 - - 2
Reading -14 1 - - 1
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - - 1
Middlesex - 1 £500 -

CCSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing CCSP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited CCSP.

1 35 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (88.57%) Firewall
3 24 (68.57%) Cisco
4 21 (60.00%) CISSP
5 18 (51.43%) CheckPoint
6 16 (45.71%) Windows
7 15 (42.86%) CCNP
8 14 (40.00%) Juniper
8 14 (40.00%) WAN
8 14 (40.00%) Linux
8 14 (40.00%) Network Security
9 13 (37.14%) CCNA
9 13 (37.14%) VPN
10 12 (34.29%) Management Information System
11 11 (31.43%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 10 (28.57%) Finance
12 10 (28.57%) CISM
12 10 (28.57%) Information Security
12 10 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
12 10 (28.57%) Project Management
12 10 (28.57%) SSL
12 10 (28.57%) Solaris
12 10 (28.57%) Active Directory
12 10 (28.57%) Blue Coat
12 10 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
12 10 (28.57%) Palo Alto
13 9 (25.71%) Vulnerability Management
13 9 (25.71%) Degree
13 9 (25.71%) LAN
13 9 (25.71%) ITIL

CCSP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing CCSP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited CCSP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (22.86%) MS Exchange
2 7 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
2 7 (20.00%) IIS
2 7 (20.00%) iPlanet
2 7 (20.00%) MQSeries
2 7 (20.00%) WebLogic
2 7 (20.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.71%) MS Office
2 2 (5.71%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (20.00%) BusinessWare
1 7 (20.00%) SAP R/3
2 1 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.57%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 31 (88.57%) Firewall
2 14 (40.00%) Network Security
2 14 (40.00%) WAN
3 13 (37.14%) VPN
4 10 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
4 10 (28.57%) SSL
5 9 (25.71%) LAN
6 7 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (17.14%) Cisco PIX
8 5 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
8 5 (14.29%) EIGRP
8 5 (14.29%) NX-OS
8 5 (14.29%) OSPF
8 5 (14.29%) TCP/IP
9 4 (11.43%) BGP
9 4 (11.43%) Internet
9 4 (11.43%) MPLS
9 4 (11.43%) Wireless
10 3 (8.57%) IPsec
10 3 (8.57%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (20.00%) DB2
1 7 (20.00%) DB2 UDB
2 1 (2.86%) Informix
2 1 (2.86%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.86%) MySQL
2 1 (2.86%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.86%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.86%) Redis
2 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.86%) Hudson
1 1 (2.86%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.86%) JIRA
1 1 (2.86%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (2.86%) Subversion
1 1 (2.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 10 (28.57%) Finance
2 6 (17.14%) Pharmaceutical
3 5 (14.29%) Telecoms
4 2 (5.71%) Advertising
4 2 (5.71%) Games
5 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (28.57%) Architect
2 9 (25.71%) Security Architect
3 8 (22.86%) Consultant
4 7 (20.00%) Information Architect
4 7 (20.00%) Information Security Architect
5 5 (14.29%) Data Centre Engineer
5 5 (14.29%) Network Engineer
6 4 (11.43%) Analyst
6 4 (11.43%) Data Centre Consultant
6 4 (11.43%) Data Consultant
6 4 (11.43%) Security Analyst
6 4 (11.43%) Security Consultant
6 4 (11.43%) Security Engineer
7 3 (8.57%) Cisco Engineer
7 3 (8.57%) LAN Security Analyst
7 3 (8.57%) LAN/WAN Analyst
7 3 (8.57%) Network Analyst
7 3 (8.57%) Network Security Analyst
7 3 (8.57%) Senior Network Engineer
8 2 (5.71%) Blue Coat Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (20.00%) MSMQ
2 3 (8.57%) Middleware
3 1 (2.86%) .NET
3 1 (2.86%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (2.86%) JMS
3 1 (2.86%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (2.86%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (34.29%) Management Information System
2 8 (22.86%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (22.86%) Data Centre
3 7 (20.00%) AS400
4 6 (17.14%) FMCG
5 3 (8.57%) Clustering
5 3 (8.57%) SecurID
6 2 (5.71%) Cryptography
6 2 (5.71%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (2.86%) CESG
7 1 (2.86%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (2.86%) NHS
7 1 (2.86%) PKI
7 1 (2.86%) Private Cloud
7 1 (2.86%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 16 (45.71%) Windows
2 14 (40.00%) Linux
3 10 (28.57%) Solaris
3 10 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (20.00%) AIX
4 7 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 7 (20.00%) zOS
5 3 (8.57%) Unix
6 2 (5.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (5.71%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (28.57%) Information Security
1 10 (28.57%) Project Management
2 9 (25.71%) ITIL
2 9 (25.71%) Vulnerability Management
3 8 (22.86%) DoDAF
3 8 (22.86%) Identity Access Management
3 8 (22.86%) Load Balancing
3 8 (22.86%) MODAF
3 8 (22.86%) Security Architecture
3 8 (22.86%) TOGAF
4 7 (20.00%) SABSA
5 6 (17.14%) Change Management
5 6 (17.14%) Information Assurance
5 6 (17.14%) Information Management
5 6 (17.14%) Security Operations
6 5 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
6 5 (14.29%) ITIL V3
6 5 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
6 5 (14.29%) Strategic Planning
6 5 (14.29%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.57%) Perl
1 3 (8.57%) Shell Script
2 2 (5.71%) Bash Shell
2 2 (5.71%) SQL
3 1 (2.86%) Python
Qualifications
1 35 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (60.00%) CISSP
3 15 (42.86%) CCNP
4 13 (37.14%) CCNA
5 11 (31.43%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 10 (28.57%) CISM
7 9 (25.71%) Degree
8 8 (22.86%) CCIE
9 7 (20.00%) CCSA
10 5 (14.29%) CCDP
10 5 (14.29%) CCSE
11 3 (8.57%) Security Cleared
12 2 (5.71%) CCVP
12 2 (5.71%) Check Point Certification
12 2 (5.71%) CSSLP
12 2 (5.71%) GCED
12 2 (5.71%) ISSAP
12 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (5.71%) SC Cleared
12 2 (5.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.29%) HIPAA
1 5 (14.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.86%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 7 (20.00%) ClearTrust
3 5 (14.29%) ProxySG
4 3 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (5.71%) VMware ESX
6 1 (2.86%) Hyper-V
6 1 (2.86%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 7 (20.00%) CA Single Sign-On
2 2 (5.71%) Cacti
2 2 (5.71%) Graphite
2 2 (5.71%) Nagios
2 2 (5.71%) Opsview
2 2 (5.71%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (2.86%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.86%) OpenView
3 1 (2.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 24 (68.57%) Cisco
2 18 (51.43%) CheckPoint
3 14 (40.00%) Juniper
4 10 (28.57%) Blue Coat
4 10 (28.57%) Palo Alto
5 8 (22.86%) CA
5 8 (22.86%) F5
5 8 (22.86%) Oracle
6 7 (20.00%) BEA
6 7 (20.00%) IBM
6 7 (20.00%) SAP
6 7 (20.00%) Vitria
7 6 (17.14%) Fortinet
7 6 (17.14%) McAfee
7 6 (17.14%) Microsoft
8 5 (14.29%) Nokia
8 5 (14.29%) TippingPoint
8 5 (14.29%) Tufin
9 4 (11.43%) Sun
10 3 (8.57%) HP