Period
to 22 January 2021

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 22 January 2021 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
22 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 531 700 778
Rank change year-on-year +169 +78 +17
Contract jobs citing CCSE 7 25 70
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.020% 0.038% 0.077%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.087% 0.18% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 22 42
Median daily rate £450 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +20.00% -11.76%
10th Percentile £333 £339 £315
90th Percentile £553 £536 £486
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £375
% change year-on-year - +20.00% -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK median hourly rate - £40.00 -

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 8,090 14,201 17,576
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 23.35% 21.48% 19.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,247 9,199 10,823
Median daily rate £475 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% +2.27%
10th Percentile £275 £260 £263
90th Percentile £650 £650 £631
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 399 564 752
Median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £25.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.08% +28.83% +12.12%
10th Percentile £15.00 £14.00 £12.55
90th Percentile £62.65 £57.50 £51.00
Median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year +23.08% +25.00% +13.04%

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 22 January 2021.

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 22 January 2021. 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 +127 4 £368 +0.68% 1
London +102 2 £535 +7.00% 1
East of England +54 1 £450 -
CCSE
UK

For the 6 months to 22 January 2021, 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 7 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 6 (85.71%) Firewall
2 6 (85.71%) Data Centre
2 6 (85.71%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (71.43%) CCNP
4 4 (57.14%) Cisco
4 4 (57.14%) CCIE
5 3 (42.86%) Unix
5 3 (42.86%) Python
5 3 (42.86%) Telecoms
5 3 (42.86%) CCSA
5 3 (42.86%) Network Security
5 3 (42.86%) Fortinet
5 3 (42.86%) Load Balancing
5 3 (42.86%) F5
5 3 (42.86%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (42.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 3 (42.86%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 3 (42.86%) Ansible
6 2 (28.57%) Software-Defined Networking
6 2 (28.57%) Product Roadmap
6 2 (28.57%) Palo Alto
6 2 (28.57%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (28.57%) BIG-IP
6 2 (28.57%) Incident Management
6 2 (28.57%) Finance
6 2 (28.57%) Citrix
6 2 (28.57%) CISSP
6 2 (28.57%) MS Visio
6 2 (28.57%) WLAN

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:

Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 6 (85.71%) Firewall
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (42.86%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 3 (42.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 3 (42.86%) Network Security
3 2 (28.57%) BIG-IP
3 2 (28.57%) Software-Defined Networking
3 2 (28.57%) WLAN
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco Firepower
4 1 (14.29%) LAN
4 1 (14.29%) WAN
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 3 (42.86%) Telecoms
2 2 (28.57%) Finance
3 1 (14.29%) French Language
3 1 (14.29%) German Language
3 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Network Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Network Support
2 2 (28.57%) Network Support Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Security Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Network Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (85.71%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Load Balancing
2 2 (28.57%) B2B
2 2 (28.57%) Incident Management
2 2 (28.57%) Product Roadmap
3 1 (14.29%) Change Management
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (71.43%) CCNP
3 4 (57.14%) CCIE
4 3 (42.86%) CCSA
5 2 (28.57%) CISSP
6 1 (14.29%) CCIE Data Center
6 1 (14.29%) CCNA
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) Ansible
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 4 (57.14%) Cisco
3 3 (42.86%) F5
3 3 (42.86%) Fortinet
4 2 (28.57%) Citrix
4 2 (28.57%) Palo Alto
4 2 (28.57%) Radware