Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for CCSE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 17 November 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.

Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 155 143 168
Rank change year-on-year -12 +25 +9
Contract jobs citing CCSE 4 25 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.097% 0.58% 0.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.45% 2.30% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 19 0
Berkshire median daily rate £625 £350 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +78.57% - -
South East median daily rate £448 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +27.86% - -5.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Berkshire median hourly rate - £45.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +15.38% -
South East median hourly rate - £48.75 £39.00
% change year-on-year - +25.00% -

CCSE 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 advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Berkshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 885 1086 1293
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 21.53% 25.14% 25.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 416 535 632
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £228 £249 £238
90th Percentile £588 £575 £531
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 58 98
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £30.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -59.55% +62.63%
10th Percentile £11.63 £10.75 £10.75
90th Percentile £38.75 £44.55 £47.88
South East median hourly rate £25.69 £34.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year -24.44% +25.93% +58.82%

CCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing CCSE as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for CCSE in Berkshire

CCSE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing CCSE in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for CCSE in Berkshire

CCSE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCSE in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for CCSE in Berkshire

CCSE
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCSE within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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
Reading +7 1 - -
CCSE
South East

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing CCSE 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for CCSE.

1 4 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco
3 2 (50.00%) ITIL
3 2 (50.00%) MIMEsweeper
3 2 (50.00%) VPN
3 2 (50.00%) SSL
3 2 (50.00%) CISSP
3 2 (50.00%) Reverse Proxy
3 2 (50.00%) Network Security
3 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (50.00%) Information Assurance
3 2 (50.00%) Security Architecture
3 2 (50.00%) Juniper
3 2 (50.00%) CCSA
3 2 (50.00%) Information Security
3 2 (50.00%) Blue Coat
4 1 (25.00%) Network Design
4 1 (25.00%) BIG-IP
4 1 (25.00%) Fortinet
4 1 (25.00%) Degree
4 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
4 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
4 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (25.00%) Migration
4 1 (25.00%) F5
4 1 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus

CCSE
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 1 (25.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (50.00%) Network Security
2 2 (50.00%) Reverse Proxy
2 2 (50.00%) SSL
2 2 (50.00%) VPN
3 1 (25.00%) BIG-IP
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (25.00%) ICMP
3 1 (25.00%) Software-Defined Networking
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Architect
1 2 (50.00%) Network Architect
1 2 (50.00%) Network Security Architect
1 2 (50.00%) Security Architect
1 2 (50.00%) Security Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) IP Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) IP Security Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Network Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Information Assurance
1 2 (50.00%) Information Security
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
1 2 (50.00%) Security Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) Compliance Management
2 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Network Design
2 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) CCSA
1 2 (50.00%) CISSP
1 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) CCIE
2 1 (25.00%) CCNP
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) MIMEsweeper
2 1 (25.00%) Ansible
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco
3 2 (50.00%) Blue Coat
3 2 (50.00%) Juniper
4 1 (25.00%) Citrix
4 1 (25.00%) F5
4 1 (25.00%) Fortinet
4 1 (25.00%) Radware