Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 771 773 735
Rank change year-on-year +2 -38 +2
Contract jobs citing CCSE 71 91 126
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.076% 0.093% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.41% 0.46% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 61 84
England median daily rate £445 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.67% -6.31% +6.73%
10th Percentile £328 £308 £331
90th Percentile £538 £538 £543
UK median daily rate £435 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +16.00% -6.31% +6.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 8
England median hourly rate - £48.75 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +25.00% +0.65%
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £48.75 £39.00
% change year-on-year -23.08% +25.00% +0.65%

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 17488 19953 20774
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.76% 20.49% 19.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 10745 12456 12655
England median daily rate £425 £422 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.83% +5.38% -
10th Percentile £231 £250 £250
90th Percentile £600 £594 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 815 772 1002
England median hourly rate £25.12 £25.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.49% +7.37% +25.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.14 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.69 £49.15
UK median hourly rate £26.25 £26.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +31.58%

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 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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
London -42 27 £500 +31.41% 1
South East -4 26 £448 +27.86%
East of England -6 9 £375 +15.38% 1
North of England +58 7 £330 -23.48%
Yorkshire +23 4 £333 -36.67%
North East +68 2 £365 +0.69%
Midlands +27 1 £475 -9.52%
North West +24 1 £300 +2.56%
East Midlands +10 1 £475 -
CCSE
UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 71 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 66 (92.96%) Firewall
3 52 (73.24%) Cisco
4 46 (64.79%) CCNP
4 46 (64.79%) Cisco Certification
5 45 (63.38%) CCSA
6 42 (59.15%) Juniper
7 31 (43.66%) Network Security
8 29 (40.85%) ITIL
9 28 (39.44%) LAN
10 27 (38.03%) F5
11 26 (36.62%) WAN
12 25 (35.21%) CCIE
13 23 (32.39%) Security Cleared
13 23 (32.39%) Cisco ASA
14 22 (30.99%) SC Cleared
15 20 (28.17%) Palo Alto
16 15 (21.13%) FortiGate
16 15 (21.13%) Finance
16 15 (21.13%) Blue Coat
16 15 (21.13%) Citrix
17 13 (18.31%) CCDP
17 13 (18.31%) Fortinet
17 13 (18.31%) Data Centre
18 12 (16.90%) Degree
19 11 (15.49%) BIG-IP
19 11 (15.49%) Wireless
20 10 (14.08%) JNCIE
21 9 (12.68%) JNCIA
21 9 (12.68%) Network Design

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 4 (5.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 4 (5.63%) Drupal
1 4 (5.63%) WordPress
2 1 (1.41%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (1.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Maximo
1 1 (1.41%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.86%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (9.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (5.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 66 (92.96%) Firewall
2 31 (43.66%) Network Security
3 28 (39.44%) LAN
4 26 (36.62%) WAN
5 23 (32.39%) Cisco ASA
6 11 (15.49%) BIG-IP
6 11 (15.49%) Wireless
7 8 (11.27%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 8 (11.27%) TACACS
8 6 (8.45%) HTTP
8 6 (8.45%) MPLS
8 6 (8.45%) OSPF
8 6 (8.45%) TCP/IP
8 6 (8.45%) VPN
9 5 (7.04%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (7.04%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 4 (5.63%) Multicast
10 4 (5.63%) SAN
10 4 (5.63%) SSL
10 4 (5.63%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.63%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 15 (21.13%) Finance
2 8 (11.27%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.63%) Banking
4 1 (1.41%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 24 (33.80%) Network Engineer
2 22 (30.99%) Security Engineer
3 11 (15.49%) Firewall Engineer
4 9 (12.68%) Analyst
4 9 (12.68%) Consultant
4 9 (12.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (12.68%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
5 7 (9.86%) Network Security Analyst
5 7 (9.86%) Security Analyst
6 6 (8.45%) Check Point Consultant
6 6 (8.45%) Network Security Engineer
7 5 (7.04%) Network Analyst
8 4 (5.63%) Hyper-V Engineer
8 4 (5.63%) Hyper-V Specialist
8 4 (5.63%) Infrastructure Security Specialist
8 4 (5.63%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 4 (5.63%) Microsoft Engineer
8 4 (5.63%) Security Specialist
8 4 (5.63%) VMware Engineer
8 4 (5.63%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.63%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.31%) Data Centre
2 8 (11.27%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.82%) DataPower
4 1 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.41%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.63%) CentOS
1 4 (5.63%) Linux
2 1 (1.41%) Unix
2 1 (1.41%) Windows
2 1 (1.41%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (40.85%) ITIL
2 9 (12.68%) ITSM
2 9 (12.68%) Network Design
2 9 (12.68%) Service Management
3 8 (11.27%) Information Security
3 8 (11.27%) Migration
4 5 (7.04%) Change Management
4 5 (7.04%) Load Balancing
4 5 (7.04%) Mentoring
5 4 (5.63%) CRM
5 4 (5.63%) Fault Management
5 4 (5.63%) High Availability
5 4 (5.63%) Incident Management
5 4 (5.63%) Open Source
5 4 (5.63%) OWASP
5 4 (5.63%) SDLC
5 4 (5.63%) Service Design
5 4 (5.63%) SIEM
5 4 (5.63%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 3 (4.23%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.63%) SQL
2 1 (1.41%) Python
Qualifications
1 46 (64.79%) CCNP
1 46 (64.79%) Cisco Certification
2 45 (63.38%) CCSA
3 25 (35.21%) CCIE
4 23 (32.39%) Security Cleared
5 22 (30.99%) SC Cleared
6 13 (18.31%) CCDP
7 12 (16.90%) Degree
8 10 (14.08%) JNCIE
9 9 (12.68%) CCIP
9 9 (12.68%) CISSP
9 9 (12.68%) JNCIA
10 7 (9.86%) Computer Science Degree
10 7 (9.86%) HP ASE
10 7 (9.86%) HP MASE
11 6 (8.45%) Check Point Certification
12 5 (7.04%) CCNA
12 5 (7.04%) JNCIS
13 4 (5.63%) CISMP
13 4 (5.63%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.63%) GDPR
1 4 (5.63%) SLA
2 3 (4.23%) COBIT
3 2 (2.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.82%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.41%) GPG13
System Software
1 5 (7.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (5.63%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.63%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.41%) ProxySG
3 1 (1.41%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 15 (21.13%) FortiGate
2 4 (5.63%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 4 (5.63%) SCCM
2 4 (5.63%) SCOM
3 2 (2.82%) MIMEsweeper
4 1 (1.41%) Ansible
4 1 (1.41%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.41%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 71 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 52 (73.24%) Cisco
3 42 (59.15%) Juniper
4 27 (38.03%) F5
5 20 (28.17%) Palo Alto
6 15 (21.13%) Blue Coat
6 15 (21.13%) Citrix
7 13 (18.31%) Fortinet
8 9 (12.68%) Riverbed
9 8 (11.27%) Aruba
9 8 (11.27%) HP
9 8 (11.27%) Nokia
10 6 (8.45%) Microsoft
10 6 (8.45%) VMware
11 5 (7.04%) Barracuda Networks
11 5 (7.04%) McAfee
11 5 (7.04%) Splunk
12 4 (5.63%) Sitecore
12 4 (5.63%) SolarWinds
12 4 (5.63%) Veeam