The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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)
UK / England
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 552 567 589
Rank change year-on-year +15 +22  
Contract jobs citing CCSE 37 56 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.086% 0.11% 0.092%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.44% 0.53% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 25 24
Median daily rate £410 £450 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.88% +7.46%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £315 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £563 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £455 £430 £350
% change year-on-year +5.81% +22.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 6
Median hourly rate - £52.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +34.61%  
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 England.

Academic & Professional Certification
England
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 8358 10527 9571
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 19.36% 21.60% 18.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5023 6658 5658
Median daily rate £435 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.75% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 444 363 482
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.56 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.92% +19.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.00 £50.00
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 England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 England

CCSE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CCSE in England

CCSE
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for CCSE in England

CCSE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CCSE in England

CCSE
Contract Job Locations in 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 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
South East +14 12 £460 +41.53% 1
East of England - 11 £375 - 3
London -20 8 £388 -13.88% 2
North East - 5 £475 -
West Midlands +21 1 - -
CCSE
UK

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 England region with a requirement for CCSE.

1 95 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 93 (97.89%) Cisco
3 90 (94.74%) Firewall
4 86 (90.53%) Cisco Certification
5 82 (86.32%) CCNP
6 74 (77.89%) Juniper
7 72 (75.79%) CCSA
8 65 (68.42%) LAN
9 64 (67.37%) Security Cleared
9 64 (67.37%) F5
10 62 (65.26%) WAN
11 58 (61.05%) CCIE
12 56 (58.95%) ITIL
13 52 (54.74%) SC Cleared
14 49 (51.58%) Wireless
15 48 (50.53%) CCDP
16 45 (47.37%) Riverbed
16 45 (47.37%) FortiGate
17 44 (46.32%) HP
17 44 (46.32%) Service Management
17 44 (46.32%) JNCIA
17 44 (46.32%) Fortinet
18 43 (45.26%) JNCIE
18 43 (45.26%) Network Design
18 43 (45.26%) CCIP
19 41 (43.16%) ITSM
20 38 (40.00%) BIG-IP
21 37 (38.95%) Cisco ASA
22 32 (33.68%) HP ASE
22 32 (33.68%) HP MASE

CCSE
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.05%) OpenStack
1 1 (1.05%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (3.16%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.11%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.16%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (3.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 90 (94.74%) Firewall
2 65 (68.42%) LAN
3 62 (65.26%) WAN
4 49 (51.58%) Wireless
5 38 (40.00%) BIG-IP
6 37 (38.95%) Cisco ASA
7 25 (26.32%) Network Security
8 16 (16.84%) TACACS
9 11 (11.58%) VPN
10 7 (7.37%) SSL
11 6 (6.32%) OSPF
12 5 (5.26%) Cisco IOS
12 5 (5.26%) DNS
13 4 (4.21%) BGP
13 4 (4.21%) DHCP
13 4 (4.21%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 4 (4.21%) TCP/IP
14 3 (3.16%) Cisco ISE
14 3 (3.16%) Cisco Nexus
14 3 (3.16%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Development Applications
1 2 (2.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 30 (31.58%) Telecoms
2 8 (8.42%) Finance
3 3 (3.16%) Banking
3 3 (3.16%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 55 (57.89%) Network Engineer
2 13 (13.68%) Analyst
3 11 (11.58%) Security Engineer
3 11 (11.58%) Senior Network Engineer
4 8 (8.42%) Network Analyst
4 8 (8.42%) Network Security Analyst
4 8 (8.42%) Network Security Engineer
4 8 (8.42%) Security Analyst
5 7 (7.37%) Firewall Engineer
5 7 (7.37%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 6 (6.32%) Consultant
6 6 (6.32%) Security Consultant
6 6 (6.32%) Senior Security Engineer
7 5 (5.26%) Design Engineer
7 5 (5.26%) Network Design Engineer
7 5 (5.26%) Senior Network Security Engineer
8 4 (4.21%) Cisco Engineer
8 4 (4.21%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 3 (3.16%) Network Architect
9 3 (3.16%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.05%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 27 (28.42%) Computer Science
2 20 (21.05%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (2.11%) Fat Client
3 2 (2.11%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.11%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.05%) DataPower
4 1 (1.05%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.16%) Linux
2 2 (2.11%) Unix
3 1 (1.05%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (58.95%) ITIL
2 44 (46.32%) Service Management
3 43 (45.26%) Network Design
4 41 (43.16%) ITSM
5 11 (11.58%) Mentoring
6 6 (6.32%) Fault Management
6 6 (6.32%) Incident Management
6 6 (6.32%) Service Design
7 5 (5.26%) Project Management
8 4 (4.21%) Capacity Planning
8 4 (4.21%) Change Management
9 3 (3.16%) Compliance Audit
9 3 (3.16%) Infrastructure Management
9 3 (3.16%) Presales
9 3 (3.16%) SIEM
10 2 (2.11%) Change Control
10 2 (2.11%) Data Protection
10 2 (2.11%) DDoS Mitigation
10 2 (2.11%) ITIL V3
10 2 (2.11%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 86 (90.53%) Cisco Certification
2 82 (86.32%) CCNP
3 72 (75.79%) CCSA
4 64 (67.37%) Security Cleared
5 58 (61.05%) CCIE
6 52 (54.74%) SC Cleared
7 48 (50.53%) CCDP
8 44 (46.32%) JNCIA
9 43 (45.26%) CCIP
9 43 (45.26%) JNCIE
10 32 (33.68%) Degree
10 32 (33.68%) HP ASE
10 32 (33.68%) HP MASE
11 27 (28.42%) Computer Science Degree
12 9 (9.47%) DV Cleared
13 8 (8.42%) Check Point Certification
14 5 (5.26%) CISSP
15 4 (4.21%) CCNA
16 3 (3.16%) CCIE Security
16 3 (3.16%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.37%) SLA
2 4 (4.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (3.16%) GPG13
3 3 (3.16%) PCI DSS
4 2 (2.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (1.05%) QA
System Software
1 4 (4.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.05%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 45 (47.37%) FortiGate
2 2 (2.11%) EnCase
2 2 (2.11%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (2.11%) Nagios
3 1 (1.05%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (1.05%) HP NNM
Vendors
1 95 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 93 (97.89%) Cisco
3 74 (77.89%) Juniper
4 64 (67.37%) F5
5 45 (47.37%) Riverbed
6 44 (46.32%) Fortinet
6 44 (46.32%) HP
7 31 (32.63%) Aruba
8 19 (20.00%) Blue Coat
8 19 (20.00%) Citrix
9 16 (16.84%) Nokia
10 13 (13.68%) Palo Alto
11 7 (7.37%) Computacenter
12 4 (4.21%) Forcepoint
12 4 (4.21%) Infoblox
12 4 (4.21%) VMware
13 3 (3.16%) CyberArk
13 3 (3.16%) McAfee
13 3 (3.16%) Microsoft
13 3 (3.16%) TippingPoint