Period
to 13 December 2018

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 13 December 2018 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 784 789 795
Rank change year-on-year +5 +6 -52
Contract jobs citing CCSE 88 73 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.091% 0.077% 0.079%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.48% 0.41% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 58 57
England median daily rate £375 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +13.33% -6.31%
10th Percentile £315 £315 £308
90th Percentile £484 £538 £538
UK median daily rate £375 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -11.76% +13.33% -6.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
England median hourly rate - - £45.00
UK median hourly rate - - £45.00

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 18,455 17,997 19,549
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 19.14% 18.94% 20.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,982 11,079 12,236
England median daily rate £450 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £260 £230 £245
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 865 817 775
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -1.96% +5.24%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £49.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £26.10 £25.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year +2.36% -1.92% +4.00%

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 13 December 2018.

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 13 December 2018. 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 -1 35 £396 -6.76% 7
London +18 33 £425 -15.00% 3
North of England -6 11 £360 +14.29% 3
Yorkshire -3 9 £360 +8.27% 3
East of England +2 5 £363 -3.33% 2
South West - 4 £413 -
North West -19 2 - -
Midlands -10 1 £350 -26.32%
West Midlands - 1 £350 -
CCSE
UK

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, 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 88 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 86 (97.73%) Firewall
3 60 (68.18%) CCSA
4 52 (59.09%) Cisco
5 50 (56.82%) Network Security
6 39 (44.32%) Cisco Certification
7 38 (43.18%) Juniper
7 38 (43.18%) CCNP
7 38 (43.18%) Palo Alto
8 30 (34.09%) F5
9 29 (32.95%) Check Point Certification
10 28 (31.82%) Blue Coat
11 27 (30.68%) CCNA
12 25 (28.41%) VPN
13 21 (23.86%) FortiGate
14 20 (22.73%) Migration
15 19 (21.59%) CA
15 19 (21.59%) Performance Tuning
16 17 (19.32%) Windows
16 17 (19.32%) Finance
16 17 (19.32%) BIG-IP
17 16 (18.18%) OSPF
18 14 (15.91%) BGP
18 14 (15.91%) Cisco Nexus
19 13 (14.77%) NetScaler
19 13 (14.77%) Cisco ASA
19 13 (14.77%) TCP/IP
19 13 (14.77%) ITIL
19 13 (14.77%) WAN
19 13 (14.77%) SSL

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 5 (5.68%) Apache
1 5 (5.68%) IIS
2 2 (2.27%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (12.50%) MS Visio
2 6 (6.82%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 86 (97.73%) Firewall
2 50 (56.82%) Network Security
3 25 (28.41%) VPN
4 17 (19.32%) BIG-IP
5 16 (18.18%) OSPF
6 14 (15.91%) BGP
6 14 (15.91%) Cisco Nexus
7 13 (14.77%) Cisco ASA
7 13 (14.77%) NetScaler
7 13 (14.77%) SSL
7 13 (14.77%) TCP/IP
7 13 (14.77%) WAN
8 10 (11.36%) DNS
8 10 (11.36%) LAN
9 9 (10.23%) Wireless
10 8 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
10 8 (9.09%) EIGRP
10 8 (9.09%) Junos
10 8 (9.09%) MPLS
11 7 (7.95%) Cisco ISE
Development Applications
1 6 (6.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 17 (19.32%) Finance
2 10 (11.36%) Banking
3 3 (3.41%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.27%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.27%) Law
4 2 (2.27%) Retail
5 1 (1.14%) Back Office
5 1 (1.14%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 42 (47.73%) Security Engineer
2 37 (42.05%) Firewall Engineer
3 30 (34.09%) Network Engineer
4 22 (25.00%) Network Security Engineer
5 6 (6.82%) Senior Network Engineer
6 5 (5.68%) Architect
6 5 (5.68%) Cisco Engineer
7 4 (4.55%) Cisco Security Engineer
7 4 (4.55%) Juniper Engineer
7 4 (4.55%) Network Architect
7 4 (4.55%) Senior Network Security Engineer
7 4 (4.55%) Senior Security Engineer
8 3 (3.41%) AWS Architect
8 3 (3.41%) AWS Infrastructure Architect
8 3 (3.41%) Azure Engineer
8 3 (3.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 3 (3.41%) Infrastructure Architect
8 3 (3.41%) Network Support
8 3 (3.41%) Network Support Engineer
8 3 (3.41%) Security Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.36%) Data Centre
2 6 (6.82%) DataPower
3 5 (5.68%) Management Information System
3 5 (5.68%) PKI
4 3 (3.41%) Fat Client
4 3 (3.41%) Private Cloud
4 3 (3.41%) Thin Client
5 2 (2.27%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.27%) EFT
5 2 (2.27%) Hedge funds
5 2 (2.27%) NHS
5 2 (2.27%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (1.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.14%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 17 (19.32%) Windows
2 10 (11.36%) Check Point GAiA
3 9 (10.23%) Linux
4 7 (7.95%) Unix
4 7 (7.95%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (22.73%) Migration
2 19 (21.59%) Performance Tuning
3 13 (14.77%) ITIL
4 11 (12.50%) Load Balancing
5 6 (6.82%) Business Analysis
5 6 (6.82%) Change Management
5 6 (6.82%) ITIL V3
6 5 (5.68%) Data Loss Prevention
6 5 (5.68%) SIEM
6 5 (5.68%) Time Management
6 5 (5.68%) TOGAF
7 4 (4.55%) Network Monitoring
7 4 (4.55%) Security Operations
7 4 (4.55%) Translating Business Requirements
8 3 (3.41%) Asset Management
8 3 (3.41%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (3.41%) Technical Analysis
8 3 (3.41%) Web Filtering
8 3 (3.41%) Workshop Facilitation
8 3 (3.41%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.41%) Bash Shell
1 3 (3.41%) Python
1 3 (3.41%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 60 (68.18%) CCSA
2 39 (44.32%) Cisco Certification
3 38 (43.18%) CCNP
4 29 (32.95%) Check Point Certification
5 27 (30.68%) CCNA
6 7 (7.95%) CCSM
6 7 (7.95%) Security Cleared
7 6 (6.82%) CCIE
7 6 (6.82%) JNCIP
7 6 (6.82%) JNCIS
7 6 (6.82%) SC Cleared
8 5 (5.68%) Citrix Certification
9 4 (4.55%) CCMSE
9 4 (4.55%) Degree
10 3 (3.41%) JNCIE
10 3 (3.41%) MCITP
10 3 (3.41%) MCTS
10 3 (3.41%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (3.41%) Microsoft Certified Architect
10 3 (3.41%) Microsoft Certified Master
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (7.95%) SLA
3 2 (2.27%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (3.41%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (3.41%) VMware NSX
2 2 (2.27%) ProxySG
3 1 (1.14%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 21 (23.86%) FortiGate
2 5 (5.68%) SCCM
2 5 (5.68%) SCOM
3 3 (3.41%) ArcSight ESM
4 2 (2.27%) Nagios
Vendors
1 88 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 52 (59.09%) Cisco
3 38 (43.18%) Juniper
3 38 (43.18%) Palo Alto
4 30 (34.09%) F5
5 28 (31.82%) Blue Coat
6 19 (21.59%) CA
7 12 (13.64%) Citrix
8 11 (12.50%) Forcepoint
9 9 (10.23%) Microsoft
10 8 (9.09%) Barracuda Networks
10 8 (9.09%) HP
10 8 (9.09%) IronPort
11 7 (7.95%) SolarWinds
12 6 (6.82%) IBM
12 6 (6.82%) VMware
13 4 (4.55%) 3PAR
13 4 (4.55%) McAfee
13 4 (4.55%) Trend Micro
14 3 (3.41%) ArcSight