Period
to 15 May 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for CCSP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 15 May 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.

Cisco Certified Security Professional (CCSP)
UK > England
6 months to
15 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 601 594 799
Rank change year-on-year -7 +205 +19
Contract jobs citing CCSP 15 18 27
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.033% 0.040% 0.032%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.16% 0.18% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 20
10th Percentile £375 £351 £350
25th Percentile £384 £363 £445
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £475 £513
Median % change year-on-year - -7.32% -6.82%
75th Percentile £535 £580 £550
90th Percentile £590 £650 £569
UK median daily rate £538 £450 £513
% change year-on-year +19.44% -12.20% -6.82%

CCSP 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 9,629 10,275 16,109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.21% 22.95% 19.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,203 6,650 10,155
10th Percentile £300 £263 £268
25th Percentile £400 £375 £364
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £498 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +4.74% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £575 £575 £568
90th Percentile £663 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £488 £475 £470
% change year-on-year +2.63% +1.06% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 468 368 646
10th Percentile £15.00 £14.46 £12.50
25th Percentile £20.75 £17.50 £16.77
Median hourly rate £39.59 £27.50 £28.98
Median % change year-on-year +43.95% -5.09% +31.70%
75th Percentile £51.25 £47.87 £47.09
90th Percentile £61.25 £57.50 £53.00
UK median hourly rate £39.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +31.67% - +39.53%

CCSP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing CCSP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for CCSP in England

CCSP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing CCSP in England.

Daily rate trend for CCSP in England

CCSP
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing CCSP in England over the 6 months to 15 May 2021.

Daily rate histogram for CCSP in England

CCSP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing CCSP in England.

Hourly rate trend for CCSP in England

CCSP
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 CCSP within the England region over the 6 months to 15 May 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 +26 5 £525 +5.00%
London -41 5 £375 -16.67% 5
Midlands -3 2 £400 -37.86%
North of England - 2 £514 - 2
Yorkshire - 2 £514 -
West Midlands -3 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £400 -
CCSP
UK

For the 6 months to 15 May 2021, IT contractor jobs citing CCSP 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 CCSP.

1 15 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (80.00%) CISSP
3 8 (53.33%) CISM
3 8 (53.33%) Information Security
3 8 (53.33%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 6 (40.00%) LAN
4 6 (40.00%) Azure
5 5 (33.33%) AWS
5 5 (33.33%) Network Security
5 5 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
5 5 (33.33%) Cisco
5 5 (33.33%) CCNP
6 4 (26.67%) WAN
6 4 (26.67%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (26.67%) Migration
6 4 (26.67%) SABSA
6 4 (26.67%) Meraki
6 4 (26.67%) Data Centre
6 4 (26.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
6 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
6 4 (26.67%) CESG Certified Professional
6 4 (26.67%) Palo Alto
7 3 (20.00%) Mentoring
7 3 (20.00%) GDPR
7 3 (20.00%) Arista
7 3 (20.00%) Social Skills
7 3 (20.00%) PCI DSS
7 3 (20.00%) SolarWinds
7 3 (20.00%) Security Architecture

CCSP
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:

Cloud Services
1 6 (40.00%) Azure
2 5 (33.33%) AWS
3 2 (13.33%) GCP
3 2 (13.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (6.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (6.67%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) LAN
2 5 (33.33%) Network Security
3 4 (26.67%) WAN
3 4 (26.67%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (20.00%) Firewall
4 3 (20.00%) VPN
5 2 (13.33%) BGP
5 2 (13.33%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (13.33%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (13.33%) DHCP
5 2 (13.33%) DNS
5 2 (13.33%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (13.33%) VLAN
5 2 (13.33%) Wireless
5 2 (13.33%) WLAN
6 1 (6.67%) Cisco ISE
6 1 (6.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (6.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
6 1 (6.67%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Burp Suite
General
1 3 (20.00%) Social Skills
2 2 (13.33%) Documentation Skills
3 1 (6.67%) Finance
3 1 (6.67%) Influencing Skills
3 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Architect
2 4 (26.67%) Security Architect
3 3 (20.00%) Consultant
3 3 (20.00%) Security Consultant
4 2 (13.33%) Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Network Architect
4 2 (13.33%) Network Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Security Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Security Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Data Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) Data Network Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) Information Security Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) IT Security Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) Network Security Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Network Team Leader
5 1 (6.67%) Network Technical Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Security Technical Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Security Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Data Centre
2 3 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (13.33%) Cloud Native
4 1 (6.67%) CESG
4 1 (6.67%) PKI
4 1 (6.67%) Private Cloud
4 1 (6.67%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Kali Linux
2 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Information Security
2 5 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
3 4 (26.67%) Migration
3 4 (26.67%) SABSA
4 3 (20.00%) ITIL
4 3 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 3 (20.00%) Security Architecture
5 2 (13.33%) Business Continuity
5 2 (13.33%) DevSecOps
5 2 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (13.33%) ITIL V3
5 2 (13.33%) Network Management
5 2 (13.33%) Risk Management
5 2 (13.33%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (13.33%) Strategic Roadmap
5 2 (13.33%) Vulnerability Management
6 1 (6.67%) Analytics
6 1 (6.67%) Business Case
6 1 (6.67%) DevOps
6 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (80.00%) CISSP
3 8 (53.33%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 8 (53.33%) CISM
4 5 (33.33%) CCNP
5 4 (26.67%) CESG Certified Professional
5 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
5 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
6 3 (20.00%) ISSAP
7 2 (13.33%) CCIE
7 2 (13.33%) CCNA
8 1 (6.67%) AWS Certification
8 1 (6.67%) CEH
8 1 (6.67%) CGEIT
8 1 (6.67%) CISA
8 1 (6.67%) CRISC
8 1 (6.67%) Degree
8 1 (6.67%) ISACA
8 1 (6.67%) OSCP
8 1 (6.67%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (20.00%) GDPR
2 3 (20.00%) PCI DSS
3 2 (13.33%) SLA
4 1 (6.67%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (6.67%) NCSC
4 1 (6.67%) NIST
4 1 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Terminal Server
2 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Ansible
1 1 (6.67%) CA Single Sign-On
1 1 (6.67%) Nessus
1 1 (6.67%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Cisco
2 4 (26.67%) Meraki
2 4 (26.67%) Palo Alto
3 3 (20.00%) Arista
3 3 (20.00%) Juniper
3 3 (20.00%) SolarWinds
4 2 (13.33%) Aruba
4 2 (13.33%) Blue Coat
4 2 (13.33%) F5
4 2 (13.33%) Infoblox
4 2 (13.33%) Riverbed
4 2 (13.33%) Splunk
5 1 (6.67%) BT
5 1 (6.67%) CA
5 1 (6.67%) Fortinet
5 1 (6.67%) Google
5 1 (6.67%) Okta
5 1 (6.67%) Remedy
5 1 (6.67%) ServiceNow
5 1 (6.67%) Trend Micro