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 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 556 612 607
Rank change year-on-year +56 -5  
Contract jobs citing CCSP 27 8 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.062% 0.016% 0.030%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.32% 0.075% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 5 5
Median daily rate £475 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £312 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £560 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +16.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 - £40.00

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 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 8346 10685 9435
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 19.31% 21.61% 18.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 10729 14696 11437
Median daily rate £438 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.37% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 953 833 962
Median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.07% +23.07%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £12.25 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £48.75 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +14.03% +26.66%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 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
London +22 14 £487 +8.27% 1
South East +35 10 £475 - 3
North of England +60 2 £236 -28.48%
North West +24 2 £236 -17.19%
East of England -1 1 £450 -25.00%
CCSP
UK

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 50 (70.42%) Firewall
3 34 (47.89%) CISSP
4 33 (46.48%) CISM
5 30 (42.25%) Cisco
6 29 (40.85%) Information Security
7 28 (39.44%) CCNP
8 26 (36.62%) ITIL
8 26 (36.62%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 25 (35.21%) Network Security
9 25 (35.21%) CheckPoint
10 23 (32.39%) Windows
10 23 (32.39%) PCI DSS
10 23 (32.39%) Degree
11 22 (30.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 18 (25.35%) Management Information System
13 17 (23.94%) Linux
14 16 (22.54%) Wireless
15 15 (21.13%) Fortinet
15 15 (21.13%) Penetration Testing
15 15 (21.13%) Computer Science
15 15 (21.13%) Palo Alto
15 15 (21.13%) Computer Science Degree
16 14 (19.72%) SANS
16 14 (19.72%) Web Filtering
16 14 (19.72%) LogRhythm
16 14 (19.72%) Kalman Filter
16 14 (19.72%) SIEM
16 14 (19.72%) Internet
16 14 (19.72%) Mac OS X

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 6 (8.45%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.41%) Apache
2 1 (1.41%) Apache Pig
2 1 (1.41%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (7.04%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (7.04%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 10 (14.08%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (11.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (7.04%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (7.04%) Office 365
4 2 (2.82%) PaaS
4 2 (2.82%) SaaS
5 1 (1.41%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 50 (70.42%) Firewall
2 25 (35.21%) Network Security
3 16 (22.54%) Wireless
4 14 (19.72%) Internet
4 14 (19.72%) MPLS
5 12 (16.90%) Intrusion Detection
6 9 (12.68%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (11.27%) Cisco Nexus
7 8 (11.27%) SNMP
8 5 (7.04%) DNS
8 5 (7.04%) NAS
8 5 (7.04%) SAN
8 5 (7.04%) VPN
9 4 (5.63%) BGP
9 4 (5.63%) OSPF
9 4 (5.63%) WAN
10 3 (4.23%) DHCP
10 3 (4.23%) EIGRP
10 3 (4.23%) Ethernet
10 3 (4.23%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.86%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.45%) Big Data
2 6 (8.45%) Hadoop
3 5 (7.04%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (7.04%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (7.04%) SQL Server 2016
3 5 (7.04%) Star Schema
General
1 8 (11.27%) Finance
2 3 (4.23%) Banking
3 2 (2.82%) Legal
3 2 (2.82%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.41%) Local Government
4 1 (1.41%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 25 (35.21%) Network Engineer
2 21 (29.58%) Network Security Engineer
2 21 (29.58%) Security Engineer
3 13 (18.31%) Firewall Engineer
4 12 (16.90%) Analyst
5 11 (15.49%) Security Analyst
6 10 (14.08%) Design Engineer
6 10 (14.08%) Implementation Engineer
6 10 (14.08%) Network Implementation Engineer
7 9 (12.68%) Consultant
8 8 (11.27%) Security Consultant
8 8 (11.27%) Security Specialist
9 7 (9.86%) Architect
9 7 (9.86%) Vulnerability Analyst
10 6 (8.45%) Information Security Consultant
10 6 (8.45%) SIEM Analyst
10 6 (8.45%) Technical Architect
11 5 (7.04%) Cloud Specialist
11 5 (7.04%) Security Designer
11 5 (7.04%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.41%) Middleware
1 1 (1.41%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (25.35%) Management Information System
2 15 (21.13%) Computer Science
3 6 (8.45%) Public Cloud
4 5 (7.04%) CESG
4 5 (7.04%) Clustering
5 4 (5.63%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.82%) BYOD
7 1 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.41%) Cyber Attack
7 1 (1.41%) Cybercrime
7 1 (1.41%) Life Science
7 1 (1.41%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (1.41%) PKI
7 1 (1.41%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.41%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 23 (32.39%) Windows
2 17 (23.94%) Linux
3 14 (19.72%) Mac OS X
4 6 (8.45%) Windows Vista
5 5 (7.04%) Solaris
6 4 (5.63%) Windows Server
7 3 (4.23%) Unix
7 3 (4.23%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (4.23%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (40.85%) Information Security
2 26 (36.62%) ITIL
3 15 (21.13%) Penetration Testing
4 14 (19.72%) Kalman Filter
4 14 (19.72%) SIEM
4 14 (19.72%) Web Filtering
5 13 (18.31%) Identity Access Management
6 12 (16.90%) Email Filtering
7 10 (14.08%) Malware Analysis
7 10 (14.08%) Security Monitoring
7 10 (14.08%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 9 (12.68%) Risk Management
9 8 (11.27%) ISMS
10 7 (9.86%) Service Design
10 7 (9.86%) Service Management
11 6 (8.45%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (8.45%) ITIL V3
11 6 (8.45%) Time Management
11 6 (8.45%) TOGAF
12 5 (7.04%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.45%) PowerShell
2 4 (5.63%) Python
3 2 (2.82%) SQL
Qualifications
1 71 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 34 (47.89%) CISSP
3 33 (46.48%) CISM
4 28 (39.44%) CCNP
5 26 (36.62%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 23 (32.39%) Degree
7 15 (21.13%) Computer Science Degree
8 14 (19.72%) SANS
9 12 (16.90%) CCDP
10 11 (15.49%) Security Cleared
11 10 (14.08%) CCNA
12 7 (9.86%) CCIE
12 7 (9.86%) MCSE
12 7 (9.86%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (9.86%) SC Cleared
13 5 (7.04%) CCIE Service Provider
13 5 (7.04%) DV Cleared
13 5 (7.04%) MCITP
13 5 (7.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 4 (5.63%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (32.39%) PCI DSS
2 22 (30.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (8.45%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 6 (8.45%) ISO 22301
4 5 (7.04%) COBIT
4 5 (7.04%) RMADS
5 3 (4.23%) JSP 440
6 2 (2.82%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (2.82%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (2.82%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 1 (1.41%) ISAE 3402
7 1 (1.41%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 9 (12.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (9.86%) Active Directory
3 5 (7.04%) Hyper-V
4 3 (4.23%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 12 (16.90%) FortiGate
2 6 (8.45%) SCCM
2 6 (8.45%) SCOM
3 5 (7.04%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.41%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 30 (42.25%) Cisco
2 25 (35.21%) CheckPoint
3 15 (21.13%) Fortinet
3 15 (21.13%) Palo Alto
4 14 (19.72%) LogRhythm
5 12 (16.90%) Rapid7
6 11 (15.49%) Dell
6 11 (15.49%) Microsoft
7 10 (14.08%) Juniper
8 9 (12.68%) VMware
9 7 (9.86%) F5
10 5 (7.04%) Foundry
10 5 (7.04%) HP
10 5 (7.04%) StorageTek
10 5 (7.04%) Sun
11 3 (4.23%) Arista
11 3 (4.23%) Blue Coat
11 3 (4.23%) Citrix
12 2 (2.82%) FireEye
12 2 (2.82%) TippingPoint
Kent
Computer Futures
Posted: 17 hours ago