The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for CCSE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 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.

Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE)
England / East of England
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 124 126 125
Rank change year-on-year +2 -1  
Contract jobs citing CCSE 1 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.047% 0.080% 0.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.22% 0.40% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Median daily rate £425 £413 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £390 £401
% change year-on-year -7.69% -2.62%  
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 East of England.

Academic & Professional Certification
East of England
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 450 503 477
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 21.15% 20.01% 17.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 265 231
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £240 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 43 58
Median hourly rate £31.50 £46.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.52% +104.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.20 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £60.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £39.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -23.07% +73.33%  

CCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 East of England

CCSE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CCSE in the East of England

CCSE
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCSE within the East of England region over the 3 months to 30 March 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
Essex - 1 £425 -
CCSE
England

For the 6 months to 30 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 East of England region with a requirement for CCSE.

1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) CCNP
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Thin Client
1 1 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (100.00%) OSPF
1 1 (100.00%) BGP
1 1 (100.00%) NetScreen
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) Blue Coat
1 1 (100.00%) BIG-IP
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (100.00%) Fat Client
1 1 (100.00%) Network Security
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (100.00%) Infoblox
1 1 (100.00%) Imperva
1 1 (100.00%) F5
1 1 (100.00%) DMVPN
1 1 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 1 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 1 (100.00%) Line Management
1 1 (100.00%) Mentoring

CCSE
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 1 (100.00%) BGP
1 1 (100.00%) BIG-IP
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) DMVPN
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 1 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) NetScreen
1 1 (100.00%) Network Security
1 1 (100.00%) OSPF
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Check Point Specialist
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Network Specialist
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Security Specialist
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Specialist
1 1 (100.00%) Network Security Specialist
1 1 (100.00%) Network Specialist
1 1 (100.00%) Security Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Fat Client
1 1 (100.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (100.00%) Line Management
1 1 (100.00%) Mentoring
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) CCNP
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Blue Coat
1 1 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) F5
1 1 (100.00%) Imperva
1 1 (100.00%) Infoblox
1 1 (100.00%) VMware