Period
to 25 September 2021

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 25 September 2021 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
25 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 704 483 755
Rank change year-on-year -221 +272 +63
Contract jobs citing CCSE 19 5 54
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.030% 0.019% 0.067%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.16% 0.075% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 5 49
10th Percentile £302 £287 £313
25th Percentile £313 £300 £368
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £375 £400 £450
Median % change year-on-year -6.25% -11.11% +9.09%
75th Percentile £405 £445 £492
90th Percentile £438 £448 £538
UK median daily rate £375 £400 £450
% change year-on-year -6.25% -11.11% +9.09%

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 11,982 6,669 15,874
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.70% 25.80% 19.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,739 4,514 10,079
10th Percentile £313 £300 £263
25th Percentile £408 £400 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £481 £475
Median % change year-on-year +4.00% +1.21% +5.56%
75th Percentile £600 £575 £575
90th Percentile £688 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £465
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 576 215 658
10th Percentile £12.34 £15.50 £13.75
25th Percentile £16.25 £20.88 £17.50
Median hourly rate £33.00 £33.75 £40.00
Median % change year-on-year -2.22% -15.63% +77.50%
75th Percentile £54.41 £48.75 £50.00
90th Percentile £65.52 £64.50 £60.15
UK median hourly rate £33.00 £31.61 £40.00
% change year-on-year +4.40% -20.98% +74.44%

CCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for CCSE in England

CCSE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing CCSE in England.

Daily rate trend for CCSE in England

CCSE
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing CCSE in England over the 6 months to 25 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for CCSE in England

CCSE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing CCSE in England.

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 25 September 2021. 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
East of England -42 6 £375 -16.67%
South East -74 6 £355 -11.25%
Yorkshire -51 3 £380 +27.30%
North of England -75 3 £380 +27.30%
London -191 3 £390 +6.85%
CCSE
UK

For the 6 months to 25 September 2021, 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 19 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 13 (68.42%) Cisco
3 11 (57.89%) CCSA
4 10 (52.63%) Firewall
4 10 (52.63%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (47.37%) LAN
6 7 (36.84%) CCNA
6 7 (36.84%) F5
7 6 (31.58%) Data Centre
7 6 (31.58%) Palo Alto
7 6 (31.58%) CCIE
7 6 (31.58%) CCNP
7 6 (31.58%) Unix
8 5 (26.32%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (26.32%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (26.32%) Social Skills
9 4 (21.05%) Software-Defined Networking
9 4 (21.05%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 4 (21.05%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 4 (21.05%) Ansible
9 4 (21.05%) Sonatype Nexus
9 4 (21.05%) Reverse Engineering
9 4 (21.05%) Network Security
9 4 (21.05%) Load Balancing
9 4 (21.05%) BIG-IP
9 4 (21.05%) Python
9 4 (21.05%) MS Visio
9 4 (21.05%) WAN
9 4 (21.05%) Citrix
9 4 (21.05%) Telecoms

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:

Applications
1 4 (21.05%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (52.63%) Firewall
2 9 (47.37%) LAN
3 5 (26.32%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (26.32%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (21.05%) BIG-IP
4 4 (21.05%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 4 (21.05%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 4 (21.05%) Network Security
4 4 (21.05%) Software-Defined Networking
4 4 (21.05%) WAN
5 3 (15.79%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (15.79%) WLAN
6 2 (10.53%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (10.53%) IPsec
6 2 (10.53%) SSL
6 2 (10.53%) VPN
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 5 (26.32%) Social Skills
2 4 (21.05%) Telecoms
3 2 (10.53%) Presentation Skills
4 1 (5.26%) Banking
4 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (57.89%) Network Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Cisco Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Consultant
2 4 (21.05%) Network Security Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Security Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Security Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Firewall Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Network Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Network Security Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Check Point Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Check Point Support
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco Network Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco Support
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) IP Network Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
2 2 (10.53%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) Unix
2 2 (10.53%) Linux
2 2 (10.53%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) Load Balancing
1 4 (21.05%) Reverse Engineering
2 3 (15.79%) Business Continuity
2 3 (15.79%) Compliance Management
2 3 (15.79%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (15.79%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (10.53%) Change Management
3 2 (10.53%) Ethical Hacking
3 2 (10.53%) Information Security
3 2 (10.53%) ITIL
3 2 (10.53%) Open Source
3 2 (10.53%) OSINT
3 2 (10.53%) Proactive Monitoring
3 2 (10.53%) Project Management
3 2 (10.53%) Security Architecture
3 2 (10.53%) Security Patching
3 2 (10.53%) Threat Intelligence
3 2 (10.53%) Threat Management
3 2 (10.53%) Vulnerability Management
3 2 (10.53%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (57.89%) CCSA
2 10 (52.63%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (36.84%) CCNA
4 6 (31.58%) CCIE
4 6 (31.58%) CCNP
5 3 (15.79%) CCDP
6 2 (10.53%) CCMSE
6 2 (10.53%) CCSP
6 2 (10.53%) CEH
6 2 (10.53%) Check Point Certification
6 2 (10.53%) CISA
6 2 (10.53%) CISM
6 2 (10.53%) CISSP
6 2 (10.53%) CRISC
6 2 (10.53%) CSSLP
6 2 (10.53%) GIAC
6 2 (10.53%) GSEC
6 2 (10.53%) JNCIA
6 2 (10.53%) JNCIP
6 2 (10.53%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) HIPAA
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) Ansible
2 3 (15.79%) Cisco UCCX
3 2 (10.53%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 19 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 13 (68.42%) Cisco
3 7 (36.84%) F5
4 6 (31.58%) Palo Alto
5 4 (21.05%) Citrix
6 3 (15.79%) Censornet
6 3 (15.79%) Infoblox
7 2 (10.53%) Juniper
7 2 (10.53%) LogLogic
7 2 (10.53%) VMware
8 1 (5.26%) Tufin