Period
to 20 November 2019

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 20 November 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.

Cisco Certified Security Professional (CCSP)
UK > England
6 months to
20 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 730 826 789
Rank change year-on-year +96 -37 +54
Contract jobs citing CCSP 43 34 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.056% 0.036% 0.075%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.28% 0.19% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 21 36
England median daily rate £500 £425 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -15.00% +8.11%
10th Percentile £351 £350 £400
90th Percentile £639 £550 £638
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £500
% change year-on-year +5.88% -15.00% +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - £44.00

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 15,557 17,909 17,807
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.42% 18.83% 18.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,582 10,623 10,944
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
10th Percentile £263 £258 £231
90th Percentile £650 £625 £606
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 728 855 821
England median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £25.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -0.48% -3.38%
10th Percentile £14.46 £13.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £61.68 £51.25 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £25.12 £26.25
% change year-on-year +39.33% -4.30% -0.94%

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 20 November 2019.

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 20 November 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
London +99 26 £550 +37.50% 3
North of England +38 8 £380 +12.59% 2
Yorkshire +39 4 £375 +11.11% 1
North West - 4 £440 -
South East +38 3 £500 -6.98% 3
West Midlands +38 2 - - 4
Midlands +33 2 - - 5
South West -7 2 £288 -28.13% 4
CCSP
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 2019, 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 43 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (67.44%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 26 (60.47%) Firewall
4 25 (58.14%) Information Security
5 24 (55.81%) CISSP
6 20 (46.51%) NIST
7 19 (44.19%) WAN
8 18 (41.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 18 (41.86%) Network Security
9 17 (39.53%) AWS
10 16 (37.21%) Cybersecurity
11 14 (32.56%) SIEM
11 14 (32.56%) Data Centre
12 13 (30.23%) Finance
13 11 (25.58%) Public Cloud
13 11 (25.58%) Security Cleared
14 10 (23.26%) SC Cleared
14 10 (23.26%) Risk Management
14 10 (23.26%) Cisco
14 10 (23.26%) CCNP
14 10 (23.26%) NCSC
15 9 (20.93%) VPN
15 9 (20.93%) GIAC
15 9 (20.93%) Management Information System
15 9 (20.93%) Risk Assessment
15 9 (20.93%) OWASP
15 9 (20.93%) Visualisation
15 9 (20.93%) Azure
15 9 (20.93%) Degree
15 9 (20.93%) CRISC

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 3 (6.98%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.33%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.33%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 17 (39.53%) AWS
2 9 (20.93%) Azure
3 2 (4.65%) GCP
4 1 (2.33%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.33%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (2.33%) IaaS
4 1 (2.33%) Office 365
4 1 (2.33%) PaaS
4 1 (2.33%) SaaS
4 1 (2.33%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 26 (60.47%) Firewall
2 19 (44.19%) WAN
3 18 (41.86%) Network Security
4 9 (20.93%) VPN
5 7 (16.28%) BGP
5 7 (16.28%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (16.28%) DNS
5 7 (16.28%) LAN
5 7 (16.28%) MPLS
5 7 (16.28%) OSPF
6 5 (11.63%) Cisco Nexus
6 5 (11.63%) VoIP
7 4 (9.30%) DHCP
7 4 (9.30%) SMTP
8 3 (6.98%) 3G
8 3 (6.98%) 4G
8 3 (6.98%) HTTP
8 3 (6.98%) SNMP
8 3 (6.98%) TACACS
8 3 (6.98%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.98%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.33%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (4.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 2 (4.65%) WinDbg
2 1 (2.33%) Metasploit
General
1 13 (30.23%) Finance
2 8 (18.60%) Police
3 5 (11.63%) Law
4 3 (6.98%) Public Sector
5 2 (4.65%) Electronics
5 2 (4.65%) Legal
5 2 (4.65%) Manufacturing
5 2 (4.65%) Marketing
5 2 (4.65%) Telecoms
6 1 (2.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (30.23%) Security Engineer
2 11 (25.58%) Consultant
3 9 (20.93%) Architect
4 8 (18.60%) Cybersecurity Consultant
4 8 (18.60%) Network Engineer
4 8 (18.60%) Security Consultant
5 7 (16.28%) Security Architect
6 5 (11.63%) Network Security Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) Network Consultant
8 2 (4.65%) Design Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) Implementation Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) Network Design Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) Network Implementation Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 1 (2.33%) Cisco Security Engineer
9 1 (2.33%) CISSP Architect
9 1 (2.33%) CISSP Consultant
9 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Security Architect
9 1 (2.33%) SCADA Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.65%) JSON
2 1 (2.33%) LDAP
2 1 (2.33%) OAuth
2 1 (2.33%) OpenID
2 1 (2.33%) REST
2 1 (2.33%) SAML
2 1 (2.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (32.56%) Data Centre
2 11 (25.58%) Public Cloud
3 9 (20.93%) Management Information System
4 8 (18.60%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.65%) Handset
5 2 (4.65%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (2.33%) CESG
6 1 (2.33%) Cyber Defence
6 1 (2.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (2.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (2.33%) PKI
6 1 (2.33%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 8 (18.60%) Windows
2 3 (6.98%) Windows Server
2 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.33%) Linux
4 1 (2.33%) Unix
4 1 (2.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (58.14%) Information Security
2 16 (37.21%) Cybersecurity
3 14 (32.56%) SIEM
4 10 (23.26%) Risk Management
5 9 (20.93%) OWASP
5 9 (20.93%) Problem-Solving
5 9 (20.93%) Risk Assessment
5 9 (20.93%) Visualisation
6 8 (18.60%) Cyber Assurance
6 8 (18.60%) Data Protection
6 8 (18.60%) Threat Modelling
6 8 (18.60%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 6 (13.95%) Computer Science
8 3 (6.98%) ITIL
8 3 (6.98%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (6.98%) Penetration Testing
8 3 (6.98%) Security Architecture
8 3 (6.98%) Security Operations
8 3 (6.98%) TOGAF
8 3 (6.98%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.65%) PowerShell
1 2 (4.65%) Python
1 2 (4.65%) VBScript
2 1 (2.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 43 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (67.44%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 24 (55.81%) CISSP
4 11 (25.58%) Security Cleared
5 10 (23.26%) CCNP
5 10 (23.26%) SC Cleared
6 9 (20.93%) CRISC
6 9 (20.93%) Degree
6 9 (20.93%) GIAC
7 8 (18.60%) SANS
8 7 (16.28%) CISM
9 4 (9.30%) CCNA
9 4 (9.30%) CCVP
9 4 (9.30%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (6.98%) CCIE
10 3 (6.98%) CEH
10 3 (6.98%) CISA
11 2 (4.65%) CCDA
11 2 (4.65%) CCDP
11 2 (4.65%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (46.51%) NIST
2 18 (41.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (23.26%) NCSC
4 9 (20.93%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 9 (20.93%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 8 (18.60%) PCI DSS
5 8 (18.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (16.28%) HIPAA
7 4 (9.30%) GDPR
7 4 (9.30%) SLA
8 2 (4.65%) COBIT
8 2 (4.65%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 4 (9.30%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.65%) ISA Server
3 1 (2.33%) Docker
3 1 (2.33%) Snort
3 1 (2.33%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.65%) Ansible
2 1 (2.33%) CASB
2 1 (2.33%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.33%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.33%) Nessus
2 1 (2.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 10 (23.26%) Cisco
2 8 (18.60%) Microsoft
3 7 (16.28%) Palo Alto
4 6 (13.95%) HP
5 5 (11.63%) CheckPoint
5 5 (11.63%) F5
6 3 (6.98%) Juniper
7 2 (4.65%) Aruba
7 2 (4.65%) Dell
7 2 (4.65%) Fortinet
7 2 (4.65%) Meraki
7 2 (4.65%) SAP
7 2 (4.65%) SonicWALL
7 2 (4.65%) Sonus
7 2 (4.65%) Symantec
8 1 (2.33%) Adobe
8 1 (2.33%) McAfee
8 1 (2.33%) MobileIron
8 1 (2.33%) Splunk
8 1 (2.33%) VMware