Period
to 8 August 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 8 August 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
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 508 764 814
Rank change year-on-year +256 +50 -51
Contract jobs citing CCSE 13 56 61
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.042% 0.067% 0.065%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.17% 0.35% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 52 42
Median daily rate £375 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +8.43% -2.35%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £315
90th Percentile £420 £538 £549
UK median daily rate £375 £450 £421
% change year-on-year -16.67% +6.82% +2.74%
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 7,757 15,940 17,573
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 24.83% 19.18% 18.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,689 9,751 10,400
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.76%
10th Percentile £290 £263 £250
90th Percentile £638 £650 £635
UK median daily rate £475 £473 £450
% change year-on-year +0.53% +5.00% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 365 711 844
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +52.17% -20.69%
10th Percentile £16.42 £13.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £55.75 £60.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -1.41% +54.35% -22.91%

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 8 August 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 8 August 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 +166 10 £375 -
London +194 2 £300 -42.86%
North of England +120 1 £299 -37.49% 1
Yorkshire +72 1 £299 -37.49%
CCSE
UK

For the 6 months to 8 August 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 13 (100.00%) Cisco
1 13 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 11 (84.62%) CCSA
3 10 (76.92%) TACACS
4 9 (69.23%) RSA SecurID
4 9 (69.23%) F5
4 9 (69.23%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 9 (69.23%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 8 (61.54%) Migration
6 7 (53.85%) Linux
6 7 (53.85%) Data Centre
7 6 (46.15%) Python
8 5 (38.46%) Firewall
9 4 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (23.08%) CCNP
11 2 (15.38%) Project Management
11 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
11 2 (15.38%) VPN
11 2 (15.38%) Juniper
11 2 (15.38%) CCIE
11 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
11 2 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (15.38%) Load Balancing
11 2 (15.38%) Fortinet
11 2 (15.38%) Network Security
12 1 (7.69%) Data Protection
12 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
12 1 (7.69%) Degree
12 1 (7.69%) French Language
12 1 (7.69%) German Language

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 (7.69%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 10 (76.92%) TACACS
2 9 (69.23%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 9 (69.23%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 5 (38.46%) Firewall
4 2 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (15.38%) Network Security
4 2 (15.38%) VPN
5 1 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (7.69%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (7.69%) FWSM
5 1 (7.69%) LAN
5 1 (7.69%) WAN
5 1 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
General
1 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.69%) French Language
2 1 (7.69%) German Language
2 1 (7.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Security Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Network Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Data Centre Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Data Centre Operations Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Data Network Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Design Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Designer
3 1 (7.69%) Firewall Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) IP Design Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) IP Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Network Operations Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Security Designer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (69.23%) RSA SecurID
2 7 (53.85%) Data Centre
3 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (7.69%) CMDB
4 1 (7.69%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Migration
2 2 (15.38%) Load Balancing
2 2 (15.38%) Project Management
3 1 (7.69%) Change Control
3 1 (7.69%) Data Centre Operations
3 1 (7.69%) Data Protection
3 1 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (7.69%) Process Improvement
3 1 (7.69%) Requirements Management
3 1 (7.69%) Security Monitoring
3 1 (7.69%) Server Building
3 1 (7.69%) Server Management
3 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
3 1 (7.69%) SFIA
3 1 (7.69%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (84.62%) CCSA
2 4 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (23.08%) CCNP
4 2 (15.38%) CCIE
5 1 (7.69%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 1 (7.69%) CCNA
5 1 (7.69%) CCSP
5 1 (7.69%) Check Point Certification
5 1 (7.69%) CISSP
5 1 (7.69%) Degree
5 1 (7.69%) HND
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) OpenView
1 1 (7.69%) OPNET
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 13 (100.00%) Cisco
2 9 (69.23%) F5
3 2 (15.38%) Fortinet
3 2 (15.38%) Juniper
4 1 (7.69%) Redback
4 1 (7.69%) VMware