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 18 January 2017 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.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cisco Certified Security Professional (CCSP)
UK
Rank 565 605 579
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -26
Contract jobs citing CCSP 35 13 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.078% 0.026% 0.044%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.38% 0.12% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 6 10
Median daily rate £525 £572 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.22% +34.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £433 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £635 £688 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+37.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
9145 10669 10265
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.39% 20.98% 20.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 5805 6476 6020
Median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 470 507 495
Median hourly rate £28.15 £35.50 £18.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.70% +95.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £39.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-27.82% +105.26%

CCSP
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing CCSP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 18 January 2017.

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 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCSP within the UK over the 3 months to 18 January 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
England +44 33 £525 -8.22% 7
London +15 14 £438 -23.91% 2
Manchester - 9 - -
North West - 9 - -
City of London - 8 £438 -
South East +26 6 £550 - 1
Surrey - 5 £550 -
West Yorkshire +17 3 £700 +75.00%
Yorkshire +11 3 £700 +75.00%
Aberdeen - 2 - -
Scotland - 2 - -
East of England +5 1 £375 - 1
Hampshire - 1 £438 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £375 - 1
Winchester - 1 £438 -

CCSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing CCSP 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 CCSP.

1 69 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 44 (63.77%) Cisco
3 42 (60.87%) Firewall
4 41 (59.42%) Network Security
5 37 (53.62%) CheckPoint
6 31 (44.93%) CCNP
7 29 (42.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 28 (40.58%) CISSP
9 26 (37.68%) Palo Alto
10 25 (36.23%) Juniper
11 23 (33.33%) ITIL
12 22 (31.88%) PCI DSS
12 22 (31.88%) Cisco ASA
13 21 (30.43%) CCIE
14 19 (27.54%) Information Security
14 19 (27.54%) CISM
14 19 (27.54%) Security Cleared
15 17 (24.64%) CCSE
16 16 (23.19%) SC Cleared
17 15 (21.74%) Finance
17 15 (21.74%) MPLS
18 13 (18.84%) Degree
18 13 (18.84%) Cisco Nexus
19 12 (17.39%) (ISC)2 CCSP
19 12 (17.39%) VPN
19 12 (17.39%) Change Management
20 11 (15.94%) Security Management
20 11 (15.94%) Wireless
21 10 (14.49%) Service Management
21 10 (14.49%) Risk Management

CCSP
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 3 (4.35%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.90%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.80%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.90%) PaaS
3 2 (2.90%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (60.87%) Firewall
2 41 (59.42%) Network Security
3 22 (31.88%) Cisco ASA
4 15 (21.74%) MPLS
5 13 (18.84%) Cisco Nexus
6 12 (17.39%) VPN
7 11 (15.94%) Wireless
8 7 (10.14%) LAN
8 7 (10.14%) WAN
9 6 (8.70%) BGP
9 6 (8.70%) OSPF
10 5 (7.25%) 3G
10 5 (7.25%) Cisco PIX
10 5 (7.25%) VLAN
11 4 (5.80%) DNS
12 3 (4.35%) Intrusion Detection
12 3 (4.35%) SSL
12 3 (4.35%) TCP/IP
12 3 (4.35%) UMTS
12 3 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.35%) Star Schema
2 2 (2.90%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.45%) AppScan
1 1 (1.45%) Burp Suite
1 1 (1.45%) GDB
1 1 (1.45%) WinDbg
General
1 15 (21.74%) Finance
2 8 (11.59%) Banking
3 7 (10.14%) Telecoms
4 5 (7.25%) Legal
5 4 (5.80%) Law
6 1 (1.45%) Retail
6 1 (1.45%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 36 (52.17%) Network Engineer
2 27 (39.13%) Network Security Engineer
2 27 (39.13%) Security Engineer
3 14 (20.29%) Firewall Engineer
4 12 (17.39%) Consultant
4 12 (17.39%) Security Consultant
5 9 (13.04%) Cisco Engineer
5 9 (13.04%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 9 (13.04%) Design Engineer
5 9 (13.04%) Implementation Engineer
5 9 (13.04%) Network Implementation Engineer
6 7 (10.14%) Senior Network Engineer
7 6 (8.70%) Security Specialist
8 5 (7.25%) Senior Firewall Engineer
9 4 (5.80%) CISSP Consultant
9 4 (5.80%) Cybersecurity Consultant
9 4 (5.80%) Designer
9 4 (5.80%) Information Security Consultant
9 4 (5.80%) Security Designer
9 4 (5.80%) Senior Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.90%) 802.1X
1 2 (2.90%) REST
2 1 (1.45%) .NET
2 1 (1.45%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.45%) CGI
2 1 (1.45%) HTML
2 1 (1.45%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.59%) Management Information System
2 7 (10.14%) Data Centre
3 4 (5.80%) CESG
3 4 (5.80%) Public Cloud
4 3 (4.35%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.90%) CMDB
5 2 (2.90%) Enterprise Cloud
5 2 (2.90%) RSA SecurID
6 1 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.45%) Cyber Defence
6 1 (1.45%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.80%) Linux
1 4 (5.80%) Windows
2 3 (4.35%) Unix
3 2 (2.90%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (2.90%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.45%) Kali Linux
4 1 (1.45%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (33.33%) ITIL
2 19 (27.54%) Information Security
3 12 (17.39%) Change Management
4 11 (15.94%) Security Management
5 10 (14.49%) Cybersecurity
5 10 (14.49%) ISMS
5 10 (14.49%) Project Management
5 10 (14.49%) Risk Management
5 10 (14.49%) Service Management
6 9 (13.04%) Information Assurance
6 9 (13.04%) Information Security Management
7 8 (11.59%) Data Protection
8 7 (10.14%) Network Architecture
9 6 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (7.25%) Service Design
10 5 (7.25%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (5.80%) eTOM
11 4 (5.80%) Network Management
11 4 (5.80%) Time Management
12 3 (4.35%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.80%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.90%) Bash Shell
2 2 (2.90%) SQL
3 1 (1.45%) C
3 1 (1.45%) C#
3 1 (1.45%) C++
3 1 (1.45%) Java
3 1 (1.45%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.45%) Perl
3 1 (1.45%) PHP
3 1 (1.45%) Python
Qualifications
1 69 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (44.93%) CCNP
3 28 (40.58%) CISSP
4 21 (30.43%) CCIE
5 19 (27.54%) CISM
5 19 (27.54%) Security Cleared
6 17 (24.64%) CCSE
7 16 (23.19%) SC Cleared
8 13 (18.84%) Degree
9 12 (17.39%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 10 (14.49%) CCDP
11 7 (10.14%) JNCIP
12 5 (7.25%) JNCIE
13 4 (5.80%) CCMSE
13 4 (5.80%) CCNA
13 4 (5.80%) CCSA
14 2 (2.90%) CCIP
14 2 (2.90%) CEH
14 2 (2.90%) MCP
14 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (42.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (31.88%) PCI DSS
3 8 (11.59%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 8 (11.59%) JSP 440
4 4 (5.80%) COBIT
5 3 (4.35%) ISO22301
6 2 (2.90%) SLA
7 1 (1.45%) HIPAA
7 1 (1.45%) ISO 9001
7 1 (1.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (1.45%) vCloud
1 1 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (13.04%) FortiGate
2 3 (4.35%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (1.45%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.45%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (1.45%) Core Impact
3 1 (1.45%) HP Fortify
3 1 (1.45%) Nessus
3 1 (1.45%) Nexpose
3 1 (1.45%) Nmap
3 1 (1.45%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 44 (63.77%) Cisco
2 37 (53.62%) CheckPoint
3 26 (37.68%) Palo Alto
4 25 (36.23%) Juniper
5 10 (14.49%) Fortinet
6 9 (13.04%) F5
7 7 (10.14%) Blue Coat
7 7 (10.14%) FireEye
7 7 (10.14%) TippingPoint
8 6 (8.70%) Aruba
8 6 (8.70%) Extreme Networks
8 6 (8.70%) Samsung
9 3 (4.35%) Nortel
10 2 (2.90%) Brocade
10 2 (2.90%) Meraki
10 2 (2.90%) Microsoft
10 2 (2.90%) Remedy
11 1 (1.45%) Citrix
11 1 (1.45%) Intel Security
11 1 (1.45%) VMware