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 26 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)
England / East of England
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 124 - 140
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing CCSE 11 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.47% - 0.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.47% - 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 7
Median daily rate £375 - £350
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 East of England.

Academic & Professional Certification
East of England
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 445 431 548
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 19.12% 17.25% 17.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 234 298
Median daily rate £380 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £174 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 42 70
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.56 £20.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.92% +31.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.41 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £49.90 £49.40
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 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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CCSE in the East of England over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 26 June 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
Hertfordshire - 10 £375 -
Bedfordshire - 1 - - 3
CCSE
England

For the 6 months to 26 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 East of England region with a requirement for CCSE.

1 12 (100.00%) Cisco
1 12 (100.00%) CCNP
1 12 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 12 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 12 (100.00%) Firewall
2 11 (91.67%) Juniper
2 11 (91.67%) CCIE
2 11 (91.67%) Cisco ASA
2 11 (91.67%) F5
3 10 (83.33%) Data Centre
4 9 (75.00%) Blue Coat
4 9 (75.00%) Citrix
5 8 (66.67%) Nokia
5 8 (66.67%) LAN
5 8 (66.67%) WAN
5 8 (66.67%) CCSA
5 8 (66.67%) TACACS
5 8 (66.67%) Mentoring
6 7 (58.33%) SC Cleared
6 7 (58.33%) Security Cleared
7 6 (50.00%) Computacenter
8 5 (41.67%) Network Security
8 5 (41.67%) ITIL
9 4 (33.33%) SLA
9 4 (33.33%) Fault Management
9 4 (33.33%) Incident Management
9 4 (33.33%) Service Design
10 3 (25.00%) Compliance Audit
10 3 (25.00%) Palo Alto
10 3 (25.00%) Presales

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 12 (100.00%) Firewall
2 11 (91.67%) Cisco ASA
3 8 (66.67%) LAN
3 8 (66.67%) TACACS
3 8 (66.67%) WAN
4 5 (41.67%) Network Security
5 2 (16.67%) Cisco ISE
6 1 (8.33%) BGP
6 1 (8.33%) BIG-IP
6 1 (8.33%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (8.33%) DHCP
6 1 (8.33%) DMVPN
6 1 (8.33%) DNS
6 1 (8.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (8.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (8.33%) NetScreen
6 1 (8.33%) OSPF
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
1 3 (25.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Analyst
2 7 (58.33%) Network Security Analyst
2 7 (58.33%) Security Analyst
3 4 (33.33%) Network Analyst
4 3 (25.00%) Consultant
4 3 (25.00%) Security Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Check Point Specialist
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco Network Specialist
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco Security Specialist
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco Specialist
5 1 (8.33%) Network Security Specialist
5 1 (8.33%) Network Specialist
5 1 (8.33%) Security Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 10 (83.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (8.33%) Fat Client
2 1 (8.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Mentoring
2 5 (41.67%) ITIL
3 4 (33.33%) Fault Management
3 4 (33.33%) Incident Management
3 4 (33.33%) Service Design
4 3 (25.00%) Compliance Audit
4 3 (25.00%) Presales
5 2 (16.67%) Change Control
5 2 (16.67%) Data Protection
5 2 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (8.33%) Benchmarking
6 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
6 1 (8.33%) Line Management
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) CCNP
1 12 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (91.67%) CCIE
3 8 (66.67%) CCSA
4 7 (58.33%) SC Cleared
4 7 (58.33%) Security Cleared
5 3 (25.00%) CCDP
5 3 (25.00%) CISSP
6 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) SLA
2 3 (25.00%) GPG13
2 3 (25.00%) PCI DSS
3 2 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 12 (100.00%) Cisco
2 11 (91.67%) F5
2 11 (91.67%) Juniper
3 9 (75.00%) Blue Coat
3 9 (75.00%) Citrix
4 8 (66.67%) Nokia
5 6 (50.00%) Computacenter
6 3 (25.00%) CyberArk
6 3 (25.00%) Palo Alto
7 2 (16.67%) FireEye
7 2 (16.67%) Forcepoint
7 2 (16.67%) McAfee
7 2 (16.67%) Sourcefire
7 2 (16.67%) Symantec
8 1 (8.33%) Aruba
8 1 (8.33%) Imperva
8 1 (8.33%) Infoblox
8 1 (8.33%) VMware