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 25 June 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)
London / City of London
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 162 162 196
Rank change year-on-year 0 +34  
Contract jobs citing CCSE 1 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.031% 0.12% 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.21% 0.72% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 4
Median daily rate £375 £450 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.66% -18.18%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £455 £430 £350
% change year-on-year +5.81% +22.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.93 £52.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year -39.19% +34.61%  

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 471 557 779
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 14.38% 16.76% 13.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 416 577
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £295 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 19
Median hourly rate £18.70 £20.89 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.49% -14.73%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £16.75 £16.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.20 £93.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCSE in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for CCSE in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 5 (100.00%) Cisco
1 5 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 5 (100.00%) Firewall
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (80.00%) Network Security
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (80.00%) CCNP
3 3 (60.00%) CCSP
3 3 (60.00%) Juniper
3 3 (60.00%) Banking
3 3 (60.00%) Finance
3 3 (60.00%) Palo Alto
3 3 (60.00%) CCMSE
4 1 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (20.00%) Line Management
4 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (20.00%) Infoblox
4 1 (20.00%) Imperva
4 1 (20.00%) F5
4 1 (20.00%) DMVPN
4 1 (20.00%) VMware
4 1 (20.00%) CCSA
4 1 (20.00%) BIG-IP
4 1 (20.00%) Blue Coat
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco IOS

CCSE
Co-occurring 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:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 5 (100.00%) Firewall
2 4 (80.00%) Network Security
3 1 (20.00%) BGP
3 1 (20.00%) BIG-IP
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (20.00%) DHCP
3 1 (20.00%) DMVPN
3 1 (20.00%) DNS
3 1 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (20.00%) NetScreen
3 1 (20.00%) OSPF
General
1 3 (60.00%) Banking
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Firewall Engineer
2 3 (60.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (60.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 3 (60.00%) Security Engineer
2 3 (60.00%) Senior Firewall Engineer
2 3 (60.00%) Senior Network Engineer
2 3 (60.00%) Senior Network Security Engineer
2 3 (60.00%) Senior Security Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Check Point Specialist
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Network Specialist
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Security Specialist
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Specialist
3 1 (20.00%) Network Security Specialist
3 1 (20.00%) Network Specialist
3 1 (20.00%) Security Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (20.00%) Fat Client
1 1 (20.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (20.00%) Line Management
1 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) CCNP
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (60.00%) CCMSE
2 3 (60.00%) CCSP
3 1 (20.00%) CCSA
3 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
2 3 (60.00%) Juniper
2 3 (60.00%) Palo Alto
3 1 (20.00%) Blue Coat
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix
3 1 (20.00%) F5
3 1 (20.00%) Imperva
3 1 (20.00%) Infoblox
3 1 (20.00%) VMware