Period
to 25 November 2017

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 25 November 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.

Cisco Certified Security Professional (CCSP)
UK > England
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 787 818 816
Rank change year-on-year +31 -2 -24
Contract jobs citing CCSP 71 47 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.075% 0.048% 0.050%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.40% 0.24% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 36 33
England median daily rate £500 £469 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +10.29% +16.44%
10th Percentile £375 £346 £272
90th Percentile £638 £575 £514
UK median daily rate £500 £469 £434
% change year-on-year +6.67% +8.07% +19.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
England median hourly rate - £35.00 £26.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +30.84% -
UK median hourly rate £44.00 £35.00 £26.75
% change year-on-year +25.71% +30.84% -

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 17713 19813 20801
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.81% 20.37% 19.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 10883 12382 12662
England median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £231 £250 £250
90th Percentile £605 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 820 785 1008
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £24.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.96% +5.48% +27.24%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.20 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £49.19
UK median hourly rate £25.60 £26.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -1.56% +4.00% +31.58%

CCSP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for CCSP in England

CCSP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing CCSP in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for CCSP in England

CCSP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CCSP in England over the 6 months to 25 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CCSP in England

CCSP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCSP in England.

Contractor 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 25 November 2017. 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 +3 28 £538 +13.16% 1
London -8 24 £525 +23.53% 2
North of England +54 10 £500 -4.76% 1
East of England - 8 £425 - 2
North West +32 7 £500 -
Yorkshire +24 3 £563 +7.14% 1
Midlands - 2 - - 1
East Midlands - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - - 1
CCSP
UK

For the 6 months to 25 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing CCSP 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 CCSP.

1 71 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 34 (47.89%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 33 (46.48%) CISSP
4 32 (45.07%) Firewall
5 30 (42.25%) CISM
5 30 (42.25%) ITIL
5 30 (42.25%) Amazon AWS
6 28 (39.44%) Cisco
7 25 (35.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 22 (30.99%) CCIE
8 22 (30.99%) Network Security
9 21 (29.58%) Security Cleared
10 19 (26.76%) Degree
10 19 (26.76%) CCNA
10 19 (26.76%) Public Cloud
11 18 (25.35%) Microsoft Azure
12 16 (22.54%) Linux
12 16 (22.54%) COBIT
13 15 (21.13%) CCNP
13 15 (21.13%) DevOps
14 14 (19.72%) Python
14 14 (19.72%) CheckPoint
14 14 (19.72%) Agile Software Development
14 14 (19.72%) Information Security
15 13 (18.31%) Stakeholder Management
15 13 (18.31%) Service Management
15 13 (18.31%) Security Operations
15 13 (18.31%) CCIE Service Provider
16 12 (16.90%) Service Design
16 12 (16.90%) Palo Alto

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (5.63%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.23%) IIS
3 1 (1.41%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (5.63%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (5.63%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 30 (42.25%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (25.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (16.90%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (5.63%) Office 365
5 1 (1.41%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.41%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.41%) IaaS
5 1 (1.41%) PaaS
5 1 (1.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (45.07%) Firewall
2 22 (30.99%) Network Security
3 8 (11.27%) Cisco ASA
3 8 (11.27%) Cisco Nexus
4 7 (9.86%) SNMP
4 7 (9.86%) TCP/IP
5 5 (7.04%) SAN
6 4 (5.63%) EIGRP
6 4 (5.63%) NAS
6 4 (5.63%) VPN
7 3 (4.23%) IPv4
7 3 (4.23%) Multicast
8 2 (2.82%) Cisco ISE
8 2 (2.82%) DMZ
8 2 (2.82%) MPLS
9 1 (1.41%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (1.41%) Cisco PIX
9 1 (1.41%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 1 (1.41%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 1 (1.41%) FWSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (16.90%) Star Schema
2 5 (7.04%) SQL Server
3 4 (5.63%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (5.63%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (5.63%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (4.23%) Big Data
4 3 (4.23%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 7 (9.86%) Burp Suite
General
1 12 (16.90%) Finance
2 5 (7.04%) Manufacturing
2 5 (7.04%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.23%) Banking
3 3 (4.23%) Electronics
3 3 (4.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (29.58%) Security Specialist
2 16 (22.54%) Architect
3 14 (19.72%) Network Engineer
4 13 (18.31%) Security Engineer
5 11 (15.49%) Cloud Specialist
6 10 (14.08%) Security Architect
7 8 (11.27%) Network Security Specialist
7 8 (11.27%) Network Specialist
8 6 (8.45%) CISSP Specialist
8 6 (8.45%) Network Security Engineer
9 5 (7.04%) Firewall Specialist
9 5 (7.04%) Technical Architect
10 4 (5.63%) AWS Architect
10 4 (5.63%) Cloud Architect
10 4 (5.63%) Developer
10 4 (5.63%) Operations Engineer
10 4 (5.63%) Project Manager
10 4 (5.63%) Security Manager
10 4 (5.63%) Security Project Manager
11 3 (4.23%) Cloud Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.86%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (1.41%) Middleware
2 1 (1.41%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (26.76%) Public Cloud
2 12 (16.90%) CESG
3 8 (11.27%) User Experience
4 7 (9.86%) BYOD
5 5 (7.04%) Data Centre
5 5 (7.04%) Private Cloud
6 4 (5.63%) Clustering
7 3 (4.23%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.41%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.41%) PKI
8 1 (1.41%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (22.54%) Linux
2 12 (16.90%) Windows
3 7 (9.86%) Unix
4 5 (7.04%) Solaris
4 5 (7.04%) Windows Vista
5 2 (2.82%) Android
5 2 (2.82%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.82%) Windows 10
5 2 (2.82%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.82%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.41%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (42.25%) ITIL
2 15 (21.13%) DevOps
3 14 (19.72%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (19.72%) Information Security
4 13 (18.31%) Security Operations
4 13 (18.31%) Service Management
4 13 (18.31%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (16.90%) Enterprise Architecture
5 12 (16.90%) eTOM
5 12 (16.90%) ITSM
5 12 (16.90%) Service Design
5 12 (16.90%) SIEM
5 12 (16.90%) Time Management
6 10 (14.08%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 9 (12.68%) Project Management
7 9 (12.68%) Security Architecture
7 9 (12.68%) TOGAF
8 8 (11.27%) Cybersecurity
8 8 (11.27%) Process Improvement
8 8 (11.27%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (19.72%) Python
2 7 (9.86%) Bash Shell
2 7 (9.86%) Java
2 7 (9.86%) PowerShell
2 7 (9.86%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 71 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 34 (47.89%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 33 (46.48%) CISSP
4 30 (42.25%) CISM
5 22 (30.99%) CCIE
6 21 (29.58%) Security Cleared
7 19 (26.76%) CCNA
7 19 (26.76%) Degree
8 15 (21.13%) CCNP
9 13 (18.31%) CCIE Service Provider
10 9 (12.68%) DV Cleared
11 8 (11.27%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 8 (11.27%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (9.86%) CREST Certified
12 7 (9.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 6 (8.45%) SC Cleared
14 5 (7.04%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
14 5 (7.04%) MCSE
15 4 (5.63%) MCITP
16 3 (4.23%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (35.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (22.54%) COBIT
3 10 (14.08%) ISO 22301
4 7 (9.86%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (9.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (8.45%) Active Directory
3 4 (5.63%) Hyper-V
4 3 (4.23%) VMware NSX
5 1 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.41%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (16.90%) Nessus
2 7 (9.86%) Ansible
2 7 (9.86%) logstash
2 7 (9.86%) Packer
2 7 (9.86%) Terraform
3 5 (7.04%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (7.04%) OSSEC
3 5 (7.04%) SCCM
3 5 (7.04%) SCOM
4 4 (5.63%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (4.23%) FortiGate
6 1 (1.41%) Cacti
6 1 (1.41%) Nagios
6 1 (1.41%) Nexpose
6 1 (1.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (1.41%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 28 (39.44%) Cisco
2 14 (19.72%) CheckPoint
3 12 (16.90%) Palo Alto
3 12 (16.90%) Qualys
4 9 (12.68%) Microsoft
4 9 (12.68%) VMware
5 7 (9.86%) AlienVault
5 7 (9.86%) Foundry
5 7 (9.86%) Splunk
6 5 (7.04%) Citrix
6 5 (7.04%) HP
6 5 (7.04%) Intel
6 5 (7.04%) Juniper
6 5 (7.04%) McAfee
6 5 (7.04%) Sourcefire
6 5 (7.04%) Sun
6 5 (7.04%) Symantec
6 5 (7.04%) Trend Micro
6 5 (7.04%) Tripwire
7 4 (5.63%) StorageTek