Period
to 7 April 2020

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 7 April 2020 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
7 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 644 792 821
Rank change year-on-year +148 +29 -98
Contract jobs citing CCSE 21 62 48
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.038% 0.070% 0.051%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.17% 0.36% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 41 38
Median daily rate £400 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% -2.60%
10th Percentile £350 £360 £300
90th Percentile £538 £538 £638
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

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 12,082 17,340 17,930
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 22.10% 19.56% 19.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,357 10,488 10,838
Median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £262 £267 £250
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £455 £450
% change year-on-year +4.40% +1.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 549 766 805
Median hourly rate £35.00 £32.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% +36.17% -18.97%
10th Percentile £15.50 £12.52 £12.63
90th Percentile £55.00 £53.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year +7.69% +36.84% -16.21%

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 7 April 2020.

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 7 April 2020. 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 +101 16 £375 -
London +116 2 £550 +29.41% 1
North of England +67 2 £525 +45.83%
North West - 2 £525 -
East of England +34 1 - -
CCSE
UK

For the 6 months to 7 April 2020, 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 21 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 19 (90.48%) Cisco
3 13 (61.90%) CCSA
3 13 (61.90%) F5
4 12 (57.14%) Firewall
5 11 (52.38%) TACACS
6 10 (47.62%) RSA SecurID
6 10 (47.62%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 10 (47.62%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 9 (42.86%) Migration
8 7 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (28.57%) Linux
9 6 (28.57%) Data Centre
9 6 (28.57%) Network Security
10 5 (23.81%) Python
10 5 (23.81%) LAN
10 5 (23.81%) WAN
10 5 (23.81%) Juniper
11 4 (19.05%) CCNP
11 4 (19.05%) Cisco ASA
12 3 (14.29%) Telecoms
12 3 (14.29%) Load Balancing
12 3 (14.29%) BGP
12 3 (14.29%) Project Management
12 3 (14.29%) MPLS
12 3 (14.29%) OSPF
12 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
12 3 (14.29%) ITIL
12 3 (14.29%) Windows
13 2 (9.52%) Windows NT

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Azure
1 1 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (57.14%) Firewall
2 11 (52.38%) TACACS
3 10 (47.62%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 10 (47.62%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 6 (28.57%) Network Security
5 5 (23.81%) LAN
5 5 (23.81%) WAN
6 4 (19.05%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (14.29%) BGP
7 3 (14.29%) MPLS
7 3 (14.29%) OSPF
8 2 (9.52%) DNS
8 2 (9.52%) FWSM
8 2 (9.52%) Sourcefire
8 2 (9.52%) Spanning Tree
8 2 (9.52%) VPN
9 1 (4.76%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (4.76%) Cisco PIX
9 1 (4.76%) NX-OS
9 1 (4.76%) VLAN
General
1 3 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 2 (9.52%) Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Finance
3 1 (4.76%) Financial Institution
3 1 (4.76%) Legal
3 1 (4.76%) Marketing
3 1 (4.76%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 11 (52.38%) Security Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) Network Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Architect
3 2 (9.52%) Cisco Architect
3 2 (9.52%) Cisco Network Architect
3 2 (9.52%) Cisco Security Architect
3 2 (9.52%) Network Architect
3 2 (9.52%) Network Security Architect
3 2 (9.52%) Security Architect
4 1 (4.76%) Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Design Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Firewall Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) IP Design Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) IP Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Security Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Telecoms Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 10 (47.62%) RSA SecurID
2 6 (28.57%) Data Centre
3 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.76%) CMDB
4 1 (4.76%) Cyberattack
4 1 (4.76%) Hedge funds
4 1 (4.76%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (4.76%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 6 (28.57%) Linux
2 3 (14.29%) Windows
3 2 (9.52%) Windows NT
4 1 (4.76%) Check Point GAiA
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) Migration
2 3 (14.29%) ITIL
2 3 (14.29%) Load Balancing
2 3 (14.29%) Project Management
3 2 (9.52%) Architectural Design
3 2 (9.52%) Mentoring
3 2 (9.52%) Network Design
3 2 (9.52%) Network Management
3 2 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (4.76%) Business Transformation
4 1 (4.76%) Change Control
4 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 1 (4.76%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (4.76%) Process Improvement
4 1 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (4.76%) Security Monitoring
4 1 (4.76%) Security Operations
4 1 (4.76%) Server Building
4 1 (4.76%) Server Management
4 1 (4.76%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (23.81%) Python
2 1 (4.76%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (61.90%) CCSA
2 7 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (19.05%) CCNP
4 2 (9.52%) CCNA
4 2 (9.52%) CISSP
4 2 (9.52%) Degree
5 1 (4.76%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 1 (4.76%) CCIE
5 1 (4.76%) CCSP
5 1 (4.76%) Check Point Certification
5 1 (4.76%) HND
5 1 (4.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (4.76%) MCSE
5 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (4.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 1 (4.76%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) OpenView
1 1 (4.76%) OPNET
Vendors
1 21 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 19 (90.48%) Cisco
3 13 (61.90%) F5
4 5 (23.81%) Juniper
5 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 2 (9.52%) Blue Coat
6 2 (9.52%) McAfee
6 2 (9.52%) Palo Alto
6 2 (9.52%) SolarWinds
7 1 (4.76%) Extreme Networks
7 1 (4.76%) Fortinet
7 1 (4.76%) HP
7 1 (4.76%) Mitel
7 1 (4.76%) Okta
7 1 (4.76%) Redback
7 1 (4.76%) VMware