The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for CCSE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE)
London / City of London
Rank 149 157 175
Rank change year-on-year +8 +18  
Contract jobs citing CCSE 4 1 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.13% 0.030% 0.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.93% 0.21% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 13
Median daily rate £525 - £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £358 £395 £401
% change year-on-year -9.49% -1.37%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London.

Academic & Professional Certification
City of London
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 430 482 845
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 14.18% 14.63% 16.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 345 627
Median daily rate £475 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £625 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 17
Median hourly rate £15.87 £20.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.66% -9.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.32 £17.00 £13.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.56 £37.96 £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

CCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing CCSE as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for CCSE in the City of London

CCSE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CCSE in the City of London

CCSE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CCSE in the City of London

CCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 City of London region with a requirement for CCSE.

1 9 (100.00%) Cisco
1 9 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 9 (100.00%) CCNP
1 9 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 9 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
2 8 (88.89%) Firewall
3 7 (77.78%) Network Security
4 6 (66.67%) Banking
4 6 (66.67%) Finance
4 6 (66.67%) CCSP
4 6 (66.67%) Juniper
4 6 (66.67%) Palo Alto
4 6 (66.67%) CCMSE
5 3 (33.33%) OSPF
5 3 (33.33%) BGP
6 2 (22.22%) ICMP
6 2 (22.22%) MPLS
6 2 (22.22%) Wireless
6 2 (22.22%) IPsec
6 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
6 2 (22.22%) SSL
6 2 (22.22%) LAN
6 2 (22.22%) WLAN
6 2 (22.22%) WAN
6 2 (22.22%) VPN
6 2 (22.22%) SSH
6 2 (22.22%) CCSA
6 2 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (22.22%) Network Architecture

CCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 (11.11%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
2 8 (88.89%) Firewall
3 7 (77.78%) Network Security
4 3 (33.33%) BGP
4 3 (33.33%) OSPF
5 2 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (22.22%) ICMP
5 2 (22.22%) IPsec
5 2 (22.22%) LAN
5 2 (22.22%) MPLS
5 2 (22.22%) SSH
5 2 (22.22%) SSL
5 2 (22.22%) VPN
5 2 (22.22%) WAN
5 2 (22.22%) Wireless
5 2 (22.22%) WLAN
6 1 (11.11%) BIG-IP
6 1 (11.11%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
General
1 6 (66.67%) Banking
1 6 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Firewall Engineer
1 6 (66.67%) Network Engineer
1 6 (66.67%) Network Security Engineer
1 6 (66.67%) Security Engineer
1 6 (66.67%) Senior Firewall Engineer
1 6 (66.67%) Senior Network Engineer
1 6 (66.67%) Senior Network Security Engineer
1 6 (66.67%) Senior Security Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Network Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Senior Network Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Network Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Security Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Network Security Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Network Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Cisco Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Cisco Network Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Fat Client
1 1 (11.11%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Network Architecture
1 2 (22.22%) Time Management
2 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
2 1 (11.11%) Line Management
2 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
2 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
2 1 (11.11%) Project Management
2 1 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) CCNP
1 9 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (66.67%) CCMSE
2 6 (66.67%) CCSP
3 2 (22.22%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 9 (100.00%) Cisco
2 6 (66.67%) Juniper
2 6 (66.67%) Palo Alto
3 2 (22.22%) Meraki
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 1 (11.11%) Blue Coat
4 1 (11.11%) Citrix
4 1 (11.11%) F5
4 1 (11.11%) Imperva
4 1 (11.11%) Infoblox
4 1 (11.11%) ServiceNow
4 1 (11.11%) VMware