Period
to 18 June 2019

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 18 June 2019 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
18 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 752 804 711
Rank change year-on-year +52 -93 +48
Contract jobs citing CCSE 54 51 99
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.065% 0.056% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.34% 0.30% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 34 85
England median daily rate £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £313 £325 £315
90th Percentile £538 £588 £538
UK median daily rate £450 £413 £383
% change year-on-year +9.09% +7.84% -9.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - £31.93

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 15,658 17,171 16,991
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.90% 18.89% 20.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,471 10,265 10,465
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £275 £250 £261
90th Percentile £650 £630 £600
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 701 775 868
England median hourly rate £34.51 £25.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.04% -16.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.63 £12.00
90th Percentile £55.00 £50.00 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £24.69 £30.00
% change year-on-year +41.79% -17.72% -7.69%

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 18 June 2019.

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 18 June 2019. 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 +13 17 £375 -10.18%
East of England +19 16 £425 - 2
London +10 15 £513 +24.24%
North of England +29 4 £478 +41.48%
Yorkshire +14 4 £478 +34.04%
Midlands +22 2 - - 1
East Midlands - 2 - -
CCSE
UK

For the 6 months to 18 June 2019, 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 54 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 51 (94.44%) CCSA
3 50 (92.59%) Firewall
4 37 (68.52%) Cisco
5 32 (59.26%) Network Security
6 31 (57.41%) CCNP
6 31 (57.41%) Cisco Certification
7 23 (42.59%) WAN
8 19 (35.19%) Check Point Certification
9 18 (33.33%) CCNA
10 17 (31.48%) LAN
10 17 (31.48%) Palo Alto
11 16 (29.63%) Network Management
12 15 (27.78%) F5
13 13 (24.07%) Cisco IOS
13 13 (24.07%) Juniper
13 13 (24.07%) Finance
14 10 (18.52%) TCP/IP
15 9 (16.67%) VPN
15 9 (16.67%) OSPF
15 9 (16.67%) BGP
15 9 (16.67%) Data Centre
16 8 (14.81%) Performance Tuning
16 8 (14.81%) Check Point GAiA
16 8 (14.81%) Blue Coat
16 8 (14.81%) BIG-IP
16 8 (14.81%) FortiGate
16 8 (14.81%) CA
17 7 (12.96%) MPLS
17 7 (12.96%) tcpdump

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 (1.85%) Apache
1 1 (1.85%) IIS
1 1 (1.85%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (11.11%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 50 (92.59%) Firewall
2 32 (59.26%) Network Security
3 23 (42.59%) WAN
4 17 (31.48%) LAN
5 13 (24.07%) Cisco IOS
6 10 (18.52%) TCP/IP
7 9 (16.67%) BGP
7 9 (16.67%) OSPF
7 9 (16.67%) VPN
8 8 (14.81%) BIG-IP
9 7 (12.96%) MPLS
9 7 (12.96%) tcpdump
9 7 (12.96%) Wireshark
10 5 (9.26%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (9.26%) NX-OS
10 5 (9.26%) Spanning Tree
11 3 (5.56%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 3 (5.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 3 (5.56%) NetScaler
11 3 (5.56%) VLAN
General
1 13 (24.07%) Finance
2 6 (11.11%) Financial Institution
3 2 (3.70%) Banking
3 2 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 35 (64.81%) Network Engineer
2 21 (38.89%) Security Engineer
3 17 (31.48%) Network Security Engineer
4 12 (22.22%) Firewall Engineer
5 9 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
6 8 (14.81%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 6 (11.11%) Senior Firewall Engineer
8 4 (7.41%) Administrator
9 3 (5.56%) Firewall Administrator
9 3 (5.56%) Senior Cisco Engineer
9 3 (5.56%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
9 3 (5.56%) Senior Network Engineer
10 2 (3.70%) Juniper Engineer
10 2 (3.70%) Senior Security Engineer
11 1 (1.85%) Cisco Security Engineer
11 1 (1.85%) Implementation Engineer
11 1 (1.85%) Network Administrator
11 1 (1.85%) Network Manager
11 1 (1.85%) Network Services Manager
11 1 (1.85%) Switch Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 5 (9.26%) Driving Licence
3 3 (5.56%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (5.56%) Hedge funds
3 3 (5.56%) RSA SecurID
4 2 (3.70%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (3.70%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.70%) Online Banking
5 1 (1.85%) DataPower
5 1 (1.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.85%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.81%) Check Point GAiA
2 4 (7.41%) Windows
3 3 (5.56%) Linux
4 2 (3.70%) Unix
4 2 (3.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (29.63%) Network Management
2 8 (14.81%) Performance Tuning
3 6 (11.11%) Load Balancing
3 6 (11.11%) Service Management
4 5 (9.26%) Change Control
4 5 (9.26%) Change Management
4 5 (9.26%) ITIL
4 5 (9.26%) Migration
4 5 (9.26%) Problem Management
5 4 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (5.56%) Data Protection
6 3 (5.56%) Network Design
7 2 (3.70%) Cybersecurity
7 2 (3.70%) Incident Management
7 2 (3.70%) Quality Management
7 2 (3.70%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (3.70%) Server Building
7 2 (3.70%) Server Management
7 2 (3.70%) Service Delivery
7 2 (3.70%) Validation
Qualifications
1 51 (94.44%) CCSA
2 31 (57.41%) CCNP
2 31 (57.41%) Cisco Certification
3 19 (35.19%) Check Point Certification
4 18 (33.33%) CCNA
5 6 (11.11%) CCDP
5 6 (11.11%) CCIE
6 3 (5.56%) MCSE
6 3 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (3.70%) CCIP
8 1 (1.85%) CCDA
8 1 (1.85%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.85%) JNCIE
8 1 (1.85%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.41%) SLA
Systems Management
1 8 (14.81%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.85%) SCCM
2 1 (1.85%) SCOM
Vendors
1 54 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 37 (68.52%) Cisco
3 17 (31.48%) Palo Alto
4 15 (27.78%) F5
5 13 (24.07%) Juniper
6 8 (14.81%) Blue Coat
6 8 (14.81%) CA
7 6 (11.11%) SolarWinds
8 4 (7.41%) Citrix
9 3 (5.56%) Microsoft
10 2 (3.70%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 1 (1.85%) AlgoSec
11 1 (1.85%) Avaya
11 1 (1.85%) IBM
11 1 (1.85%) IronPort
11 1 (1.85%) Tufin