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 3 months to 24 March 2017 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE)
UK / England
Rank 525 583 537
Rank change year-on-year +58 -46  
Contract jobs citing CCSE 58 34 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.14% 0.070% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.67% 0.33% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 13 48
Median daily rate £375 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £293 £389
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £358 £395 £401
% change year-on-year -9.49% -1.37%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London 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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in England.

Academic & Professional Certification
England
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 8637 10248 9600
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 20.66% 20.97% 20.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 5425 6467 5553
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £260 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 373 428
Median hourly rate £30.00 £36.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +60.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £60.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

CCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing CCSE as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CCSE in England

CCSE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +42 27 £350 -30.00% 5
North East - 17 £360 -
London +30 12 £438 +4.16% 7
Yorkshire +8 3 £375 - 1
East Midlands -3 1 £400 -
East of England -3 1 £425 +6.25%
CCSE
UK

CCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing CCSE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for CCSE.

1 98 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 93 (94.90%) Cisco
2 93 (94.90%) Firewall
3 76 (77.55%) Cisco Certification
4 74 (75.51%) Juniper
4 74 (75.51%) CCNP
5 60 (61.22%) LAN
6 57 (58.16%) CCSA
7 50 (51.02%) Wireless
7 50 (51.02%) Security Cleared
8 48 (48.98%) F5
8 48 (48.98%) ITIL
9 47 (47.96%) WAN
9 47 (47.96%) Cisco ASA
10 45 (45.92%) Network Design
11 44 (44.90%) CCIE
11 44 (44.90%) SC Cleared
12 40 (40.82%) Riverbed
12 40 (40.82%) HP
13 37 (37.76%) FortiGate
14 35 (35.71%) Service Management
14 35 (35.71%) JNCIA
14 35 (35.71%) Fortinet
15 34 (34.69%) JNCIE
15 34 (34.69%) CCDP
15 34 (34.69%) CCIP
15 34 (34.69%) Aruba
16 32 (32.65%) Degree
16 32 (32.65%) Network Security
16 32 (32.65%) ITSM

CCSE
Top Related 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 2 (2.04%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (3.06%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.04%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.02%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.06%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.02%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 93 (94.90%) Firewall
2 60 (61.22%) LAN
3 50 (51.02%) Wireless
4 47 (47.96%) Cisco ASA
4 47 (47.96%) WAN
5 32 (32.65%) Network Security
6 31 (31.63%) BIG-IP
7 19 (19.39%) VPN
8 15 (15.31%) SSL
9 12 (12.24%) Cisco Nexus
10 8 (8.16%) TACACS
11 6 (6.12%) Cisco IOS
11 6 (6.12%) OSPF
11 6 (6.12%) Wi-Fi
11 6 (6.12%) Wireshark
12 4 (4.08%) BGP
12 4 (4.08%) DNS
12 4 (4.08%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 4 (4.08%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 4 (4.08%) NetScaler
Development Applications
1 1 (1.02%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 24 (24.49%) Telecoms
2 8 (8.16%) Finance
3 7 (7.14%) Banking
4 1 (1.02%) Advertising
4 1 (1.02%) Legal
Job Titles
1 66 (67.35%) Network Engineer
2 14 (14.29%) Security Engineer
3 13 (13.27%) Network Security Engineer
4 11 (11.22%) Analyst
4 11 (11.22%) Senior Network Engineer
5 9 (9.18%) Network Analyst
6 7 (7.14%) Cisco Engineer
6 7 (7.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 7 (7.14%) Firewall Engineer
6 7 (7.14%) Senior Security Engineer
7 6 (6.12%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 6 (6.12%) Senior Firewall Engineer
7 6 (6.12%) Senior Network Security Engineer
8 5 (5.10%) Network Specialist
8 5 (5.10%) Security Specialist
9 4 (4.08%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 4 (4.08%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
9 4 (4.08%) Consultant
9 4 (4.08%) Network Consultant
9 4 (4.08%) Network Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.04%) Web Services
2 1 (1.02%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 21 (21.43%) Computer Science
2 10 (10.20%) Data Centre
3 6 (6.12%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (2.04%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.04%) Private Cloud
4 2 (2.04%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.02%) DataPower
5 1 (1.02%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.02%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.14%) Linux
2 1 (1.02%) Unix
2 1 (1.02%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (48.98%) ITIL
2 45 (45.92%) Network Design
3 35 (35.71%) Service Management
4 32 (32.65%) ITSM
5 6 (6.12%) DDoS Mitigation
5 6 (6.12%) Penetration Testing
6 5 (5.10%) Change Management
6 5 (5.10%) Mentoring
6 5 (5.10%) Network Management
7 3 (3.06%) Fault Management
7 3 (3.06%) Incident Management
7 3 (3.06%) Infrastructure Management
7 3 (3.06%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (3.06%) Service Design
8 2 (2.04%) E-Commerce
8 2 (2.04%) E-Discovery
8 2 (2.04%) Line Management
8 2 (2.04%) Network Architecture
8 2 (2.04%) SIEM
8 2 (2.04%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.04%) Python
Qualifications
1 76 (77.55%) Cisco Certification
2 74 (75.51%) CCNP
3 57 (58.16%) CCSA
4 50 (51.02%) Security Cleared
5 44 (44.90%) CCIE
5 44 (44.90%) SC Cleared
6 35 (35.71%) JNCIA
7 34 (34.69%) CCDP
7 34 (34.69%) CCIP
7 34 (34.69%) JNCIE
8 32 (32.65%) Degree
9 26 (26.53%) HP ASE
9 26 (26.53%) HP MASE
10 16 (16.33%) Check Point Certification
11 15 (15.31%) CCSP
12 7 (7.14%) CCNA
12 7 (7.14%) JNCIP
13 6 (6.12%) CCMSE
14 3 (3.06%) CISSP
15 2 (2.04%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.06%) SLA
2 2 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.02%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.02%) QA
System Software
1 4 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.04%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 37 (37.76%) FortiGate
2 2 (2.04%) EnCase
2 2 (2.04%) Nagios
3 1 (1.02%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (1.02%) HP NNM
Vendors
1 98 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 93 (94.90%) Cisco
3 74 (75.51%) Juniper
4 48 (48.98%) F5
5 40 (40.82%) HP
5 40 (40.82%) Riverbed
6 35 (35.71%) Fortinet
7 34 (34.69%) Aruba
8 15 (15.31%) Citrix
9 13 (13.27%) Palo Alto
10 10 (10.20%) Blue Coat
11 8 (8.16%) Extreme Networks
11 8 (8.16%) Microsoft
11 8 (8.16%) Nokia
11 8 (8.16%) Samsung
12 4 (4.08%) Brocade
12 4 (4.08%) Dell
12 4 (4.08%) Infoblox
12 4 (4.08%) VMware
13 3 (3.06%) Nortel