Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 783 764 783
Rank change year-on-year -19 +19 -29
Contract jobs citing CCSE 76 71 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.081% 0.078% 0.094%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.44% 0.42% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 60 57
England median daily rate £413 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +20.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £315 £336 £308
90th Percentile £546 £538 £548
UK median daily rate £413 £450 £375
% change year-on-year -8.33% +20.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
England median hourly rate - - £52.50
UK median hourly rate - £31.93 £52.50
% change year-on-year - -39.19% +34.62%

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 17,464 17,059 20,532
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.54% 18.85% 20.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,320 10,381 12,803
England median daily rate £450 £425 £416
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.29% +3.88%
10th Percentile £250 £242 £244
90th Percentile £625 £600 £594
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £408
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.17% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 860 807 739
England median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +7.84% +10.87%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.00 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -9.09% - +17.65%

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 15 October 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 15 October 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
London -1 32 £425 -12.82% 4
South East +2 27 £431 -4.17% 2
East of England -11 7 £363 -3.33% 1
North of England -18 6 £338 -7.53% 3
Yorkshire -18 4 £338 -7.53% 2
South West - 3 £413 -
West Midlands -6 2 £350 - 1
Midlands -21 2 £350 -26.32% 1
North West - 2 - - 1
CCSE
UK

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 76 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 73 (96.05%) Firewall
3 53 (69.74%) Cisco
4 52 (68.42%) Network Security
5 46 (60.53%) Cisco Certification
6 42 (55.26%) CCNP
6 42 (55.26%) CCSA
7 37 (48.68%) Palo Alto
8 31 (40.79%) Juniper
9 29 (38.16%) F5
10 28 (36.84%) Blue Coat
11 26 (34.21%) CCNA
12 24 (31.58%) Check Point Certification
12 24 (31.58%) VPN
13 21 (27.63%) OSPF
13 21 (27.63%) BGP
13 21 (27.63%) Cisco ASA
14 19 (25.00%) ITIL
15 18 (23.68%) BIG-IP
16 17 (22.37%) TCP/IP
16 17 (22.37%) FortiGate
17 16 (21.05%) Cisco Nexus
17 16 (21.05%) SSL
17 16 (21.05%) HP
18 15 (19.74%) CA
18 15 (19.74%) Forcepoint
18 15 (19.74%) Performance Tuning
19 14 (18.42%) Linux
19 14 (18.42%) Migration
20 13 (17.11%) Wireless

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 (5.26%) Apache
1 4 (5.26%) IIS
2 1 (1.32%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (14.47%) MS Visio
2 10 (13.16%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (14.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 73 (96.05%) Firewall
2 52 (68.42%) Network Security
3 24 (31.58%) VPN
4 21 (27.63%) BGP
4 21 (27.63%) Cisco ASA
4 21 (27.63%) OSPF
5 18 (23.68%) BIG-IP
6 17 (22.37%) TCP/IP
7 16 (21.05%) Cisco Nexus
7 16 (21.05%) SSL
8 13 (17.11%) Wireless
9 12 (15.79%) Cisco IOS
10 11 (14.47%) DNS
10 11 (14.47%) IPsec
11 10 (13.16%) tcpdump
11 10 (13.16%) Wireshark
12 9 (11.84%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 8 (10.53%) Cisco ISE
13 8 (10.53%) DHCP
13 8 (10.53%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 10 (13.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (9.21%) Finance
2 5 (6.58%) Banking
3 2 (2.63%) Law
3 2 (2.63%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.32%) Back Office
4 1 (1.32%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.32%) Legal
4 1 (1.32%) Retail
Job Titles
1 35 (46.05%) Security Engineer
2 32 (42.11%) Network Engineer
3 26 (34.21%) Network Security Engineer
4 24 (31.58%) Firewall Engineer
5 6 (7.89%) Consultant
5 6 (7.89%) Network Consultant
5 6 (7.89%) Network Security Consultant
5 6 (7.89%) Security Consultant
6 5 (6.58%) Senior Network Engineer
7 4 (5.26%) Architect
7 4 (5.26%) Senior Network Security Engineer
7 4 (5.26%) Senior Security Engineer
8 3 (3.95%) AWS Architect
8 3 (3.95%) AWS Infrastructure Architect
8 3 (3.95%) Azure Engineer
8 3 (3.95%) Check Point Consultant
8 3 (3.95%) Infrastructure Architect
8 3 (3.95%) Network Architect
9 2 (2.63%) Network Infrastructure Architect
9 2 (2.63%) Security Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.53%) Fat Client
1 8 (10.53%) Thin Client
2 7 (9.21%) Data Centre
2 7 (9.21%) Management Information System
3 5 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.58%) DataPower
3 5 (6.58%) Driving Licence
4 4 (5.26%) PKI
4 4 (5.26%) Private Cloud
5 3 (3.95%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.95%) NHS
6 2 (2.63%) EFT
7 1 (1.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.32%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (1.32%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 14 (18.42%) Linux
2 13 (17.11%) Windows
3 6 (7.89%) Check Point GAiA
3 6 (7.89%) Unix
4 3 (3.95%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (25.00%) ITIL
2 15 (19.74%) Performance Tuning
3 14 (18.42%) Migration
4 10 (13.16%) Business Analysis
4 10 (13.16%) Change Management
4 10 (13.16%) ITIL V3
4 10 (13.16%) Load Balancing
5 7 (9.21%) Network Management
6 6 (7.89%) TOGAF
7 5 (6.58%) Change Control
7 5 (6.58%) E-Commerce
7 5 (6.58%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (5.26%) Data Loss Prevention
8 4 (5.26%) High Availability
8 4 (5.26%) Incident Management
8 4 (5.26%) SIEM
8 4 (5.26%) Time Management
9 3 (3.95%) Kalman Filter
9 3 (3.95%) PRINCE
9 3 (3.95%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.58%) C
2 4 (5.26%) Bash Shell
2 4 (5.26%) Python
2 4 (5.26%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 46 (60.53%) Cisco Certification
2 42 (55.26%) CCNP
2 42 (55.26%) CCSA
3 26 (34.21%) CCNA
4 24 (31.58%) Check Point Certification
5 7 (9.21%) SC Cleared
5 7 (9.21%) Security Cleared
6 6 (7.89%) CCSM
6 6 (7.89%) CCSP
7 5 (6.58%) CCDP
7 5 (6.58%) CCIE
7 5 (6.58%) Degree
8 4 (5.26%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (3.95%) CISSP
9 3 (3.95%) DV Cleared
9 3 (3.95%) MCITP
9 3 (3.95%) MCSE
9 3 (3.95%) MCTS
9 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Certified Master
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (15.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (13.16%) SLA
3 5 (6.58%) COBIT
System Software
1 8 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (5.26%) VMware NSX
3 2 (2.63%) ProxySG
4 1 (1.32%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 17 (22.37%) FortiGate
2 4 (5.26%) ArcSight ESM
2 4 (5.26%) SCCM
2 4 (5.26%) SCOM
Vendors
1 76 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 53 (69.74%) Cisco
3 37 (48.68%) Palo Alto
4 31 (40.79%) Juniper
5 29 (38.16%) F5
6 28 (36.84%) Blue Coat
7 16 (21.05%) HP
8 15 (19.74%) CA
8 15 (19.74%) Forcepoint
9 13 (17.11%) Microsoft
10 12 (15.79%) Barracuda Networks
10 12 (15.79%) VMware
11 10 (13.16%) Citrix
12 7 (9.21%) 3PAR
12 7 (9.21%) IronPort
12 7 (9.21%) Trend Micro
13 6 (7.89%) Infoblox
14 5 (6.58%) IBM
14 5 (6.58%) Imperva
15 4 (5.26%) ArcSight