Period
to 20 November 2019

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 6 months to 20 November 2019 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 736 769 789
Rank change year-on-year +33 +20 +10
Contract jobs citing CCSE 37 91 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.049% 0.096% 0.075%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.24% 0.51% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 55 57
England median daily rate £450 £413 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -7.30% +19.46%
10th Percentile £318 £315 £328
90th Percentile £538 £486 £538
UK median daily rate £450 £375 £435
% change year-on-year +20.00% -13.79% +16.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
England median hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £40.00 - £37.50

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 contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 15,557 17,909 17,807
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.42% 18.83% 18.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,582 10,623 10,944
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
10th Percentile £263 £258 £231
90th Percentile £650 £625 £606
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 728 855 821
England median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £25.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -0.48% -3.38%
10th Percentile £14.46 £13.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £61.68 £51.25 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £25.12 £26.25
% change year-on-year +39.33% -4.30% -0.94%

CCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing CCSE as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 20 November 2019.

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 6 months to 20 November 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +22 13 £375 -9.64%
London +64 10 £513 +20.59% 2
East of England +35 7 £450 +24.14% 2
North of England +27 3 £525 +47.89%
Midlands +32 2 £338 -3.57%
North West +16 2 £525 -
South West -9 2 £375 -9.09%
East Midlands - 2 £338 -
Yorkshire +32 1 £475 +33.80%
CCSE
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 2019, IT contractor jobs citing CCSE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for CCSE.

1 37 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 29 (78.38%) Cisco
3 26 (70.27%) Firewall
4 23 (62.16%) WAN
4 23 (62.16%) CCSA
5 22 (59.46%) Network Security
6 21 (56.76%) LAN
7 20 (54.05%) Cisco Certification
8 19 (51.35%) CCNP
9 15 (40.54%) Juniper
10 13 (35.14%) F5
11 11 (29.73%) OSPF
11 11 (29.73%) BGP
11 11 (29.73%) CCNA
12 10 (27.03%) TCP/IP
12 10 (27.03%) MPLS
12 10 (27.03%) Network Management
13 8 (21.62%) Load Balancing
13 8 (21.62%) Check Point Certification
13 8 (21.62%) VPN
14 7 (18.92%) Windows
14 7 (18.92%) Cisco ASA
14 7 (18.92%) Palo Alto
15 6 (16.22%) Blue Coat
15 6 (16.22%) Finance
15 6 (16.22%) VoIP
15 6 (16.22%) Microsoft
15 6 (16.22%) McAfee
15 6 (16.22%) IPsec
16 5 (13.51%) DNS

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 2 (5.41%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Azure
1 1 (2.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 26 (70.27%) Firewall
2 23 (62.16%) WAN
3 22 (59.46%) Network Security
4 21 (56.76%) LAN
5 11 (29.73%) BGP
5 11 (29.73%) OSPF
6 10 (27.03%) MPLS
6 10 (27.03%) TCP/IP
7 8 (21.62%) VPN
8 7 (18.92%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (16.22%) IPsec
9 6 (16.22%) VoIP
10 5 (13.51%) Cisco IOS
10 5 (13.51%) DNS
10 5 (13.51%) Sourcefire
10 5 (13.51%) Spanning Tree
11 4 (10.81%) NetScreen
11 4 (10.81%) SSL
11 4 (10.81%) tcpdump
11 4 (10.81%) Wireshark
General
1 6 (16.22%) Finance
2 5 (13.51%) Banking
2 5 (13.51%) Telecoms
3 3 (8.11%) Financial Institution
4 2 (5.41%) Law
4 2 (5.41%) Marketing
5 1 (2.70%) Electronics
5 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.70%) Public Sector
5 1 (2.70%) Publishing
5 1 (2.70%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 24 (64.86%) Network Engineer
2 14 (37.84%) Security Engineer
3 13 (35.14%) Network Security Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) Architect
4 4 (10.81%) Cisco Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) Network Architect
5 3 (8.11%) Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Cisco Security Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Lead Network Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Security Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Administrator
6 2 (5.41%) Cisco Architect
6 2 (5.41%) Cisco Network Architect
6 2 (5.41%) Cisco Security Architect
6 2 (5.41%) Firewall Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Network Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Network Security Architect
6 2 (5.41%) Security Architect
6 2 (5.41%) Switch Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) Data Centre
2 3 (8.11%) Linux Command Line
2 3 (8.11%) RSA SecurID
3 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.70%) Cyberattack
3 1 (2.70%) DataPower
3 1 (2.70%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.70%) Hedge funds
3 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.70%) Online Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.92%) Windows
2 5 (13.51%) Check Point GAiA
3 4 (10.81%) Linux
4 3 (8.11%) Windows Server
5 2 (5.41%) Windows NT
6 1 (2.70%) Unix
6 1 (2.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.03%) Network Management
2 8 (21.62%) Load Balancing
3 4 (10.81%) Architectural Design
3 4 (10.81%) Mentoring
3 4 (10.81%) Migration
3 4 (10.81%) Network Design
3 4 (10.81%) Project Delivery
3 4 (10.81%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (10.81%) Server Management
3 4 (10.81%) Service Delivery
4 3 (8.11%) Incident Management
4 3 (8.11%) ITIL
4 3 (8.11%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (8.11%) Process Improvement
4 3 (8.11%) Process Management
4 3 (8.11%) Quality Management
4 3 (8.11%) Server Building
4 3 (8.11%) Validation
5 2 (5.41%) Change Management
6 1 (2.70%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.70%) C
Qualifications
1 23 (62.16%) CCSA
2 20 (54.05%) Cisco Certification
3 19 (51.35%) CCNP
4 11 (29.73%) CCNA
5 8 (21.62%) Check Point Certification
6 4 (10.81%) CCIE
7 3 (8.11%) CCDP
7 3 (8.11%) CCIP
7 3 (8.11%) CISSP
7 3 (8.11%) MCSE
7 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (5.41%) CCDA
8 2 (5.41%) JNCIE
8 2 (5.41%) JNCIP
9 1 (2.70%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (2.70%) Degree
9 1 (2.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (2.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.81%) SLA
2 1 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (2.70%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (8.11%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 37 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 29 (78.38%) Cisco
3 15 (40.54%) Juniper
4 13 (35.14%) F5
5 7 (18.92%) Palo Alto
6 6 (16.22%) Blue Coat
6 6 (16.22%) McAfee
6 6 (16.22%) Microsoft
7 3 (8.11%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 3 (8.11%) Citrix
7 3 (8.11%) SolarWinds
8 2 (5.41%) Avaya
9 1 (2.70%) Extreme Networks
9 1 (2.70%) Fortinet
9 1 (2.70%) HP
9 1 (2.70%) IBM
9 1 (2.70%) IronPort
9 1 (2.70%) Mitel
9 1 (2.70%) SAP
9 1 (2.70%) VMware