Period
to 10 August 2020

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 10 August 2020 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
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 491 783 820
Rank change year-on-year +292 +37 -51
Contract jobs citing CCSP 24 33 46
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.077% 0.039% 0.049%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.31% 0.21% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 29 27
Median daily rate £400 £450 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +16.13% -13.89%
10th Percentile £356 £308 £346
90th Percentile £644 £657 £546
UK median daily rate £413 £440 £388
% change year-on-year -6.25% +13.55% -13.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £42.50 - -

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 7,727 16,055 17,693
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 24.88% 19.20% 18.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,674 9,818 10,467
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.56%
10th Percentile £290 £263 £250
90th Percentile £638 £650 £631
UK median daily rate £475 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 358 724 857
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.07 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.19% +52.46% -20.69%
10th Percentile £16.95 £13.08 £13.00
90th Percentile £56.48 £61.31 £50.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.75 £23.00
% change year-on-year -2.10% +55.43% -23.13%

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 10 August 2020.

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 10 August 2020. 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 West +98 8 £425 -1.16% 1
London +209 7 £375 -16.67% 1
North of England +115 4 £400 +6.67% 2
Midlands +95 4 £688 +37.50%
North West +81 3 £400 +33.33%
West Midlands +71 2 £625 -
East Midlands +61 2 £750 +50.00%
South East +165 1 - -
Yorkshire +81 1 - - 1
CCSP
UK

For the 6 months to 10 August 2020, 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 24 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (83.33%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 19 (79.17%) CISSP
4 15 (62.50%) Firewall
5 14 (58.33%) Information Security
5 14 (58.33%) Azure
6 13 (54.17%) AWS
7 12 (50.00%) Network Security
8 9 (37.50%) Management Information System
8 9 (37.50%) Security Operations
9 8 (33.33%) Palo Alto
10 7 (29.17%) Fortinet
10 7 (29.17%) PKI
11 6 (25.00%) CEH
11 6 (25.00%) CISM
11 6 (25.00%) SC Cleared
11 6 (25.00%) Security Cleared
11 6 (25.00%) DevOps
12 5 (20.83%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 5 (20.83%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (20.83%) Vulnerability Management
12 5 (20.83%) Internet
12 5 (20.83%) Cisco
12 5 (20.83%) ITIL
13 4 (16.67%) Windows
13 4 (16.67%) SSCP
13 4 (16.67%) CISA
13 4 (16.67%) Nessus
13 4 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
13 4 (16.67%) Cisco ASA

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 14 (58.33%) Azure
2 13 (54.17%) AWS
3 5 (20.83%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (8.33%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (8.33%) Office 365
5 1 (4.17%) GCP
5 1 (4.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (62.50%) Firewall
2 12 (50.00%) Network Security
3 5 (20.83%) Internet
4 4 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (12.50%) VPN
6 2 (8.33%) Cisco Firepower
6 2 (8.33%) LAN
6 2 (8.33%) WAN
7 1 (4.17%) BGP
7 1 (4.17%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (4.17%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (4.17%) DNS
7 1 (4.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (4.17%) FWSM
7 1 (4.17%) IPsec
7 1 (4.17%) SSL
7 1 (4.17%) Unified Communications
7 1 (4.17%) VoIP
7 1 (4.17%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Artifactory
1 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.17%) Jenkins
1 1 (4.17%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 11 (45.83%) Security Specialist
2 6 (25.00%) Security Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) Security Operations Specialist
4 4 (16.67%) Architect
5 3 (12.50%) IT Security Specialist
5 3 (12.50%) Vulnerability Management Specialist
5 3 (12.50%) Vulnerability Specialist
6 2 (8.33%) Active Directory Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Cisco Security Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) CISSP Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Cloud Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Security Architect
7 1 (4.17%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Consultant
7 1 (4.17%) Monitoring Specialist
7 1 (4.17%) Network Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Network Security Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) SIEM Specialist
7 1 (4.17%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) Middleware
1 3 (12.50%) SAML
2 1 (4.17%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (4.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (37.50%) Management Information System
2 7 (29.17%) PKI
3 4 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (12.50%) Cloud Native
5 2 (8.33%) Data Centre
6 1 (4.17%) Blog
6 1 (4.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (4.17%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (4.17%) Linux
2 1 (4.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (58.33%) Information Security
2 9 (37.50%) Security Operations
3 6 (25.00%) DevOps
4 5 (20.83%) ITIL
4 5 (20.83%) Vulnerability Management
4 5 (20.83%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 4 (16.67%) SIEM
5 4 (16.67%) Threat Intelligence
6 3 (12.50%) Analytics
6 3 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (12.50%) Migration
7 2 (8.33%) Computer Science
7 2 (8.33%) Ethical Hacking
7 2 (8.33%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (8.33%) Security Architecture
8 1 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (4.17%) Configuration Management
8 1 (4.17%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (4.17%) Visualisation
8 1 (4.17%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 24 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (83.33%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 19 (79.17%) CISSP
4 6 (25.00%) CEH
4 6 (25.00%) CISM
4 6 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 6 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 4 (16.67%) CISA
5 4 (16.67%) SSCP
6 3 (12.50%) CCNA
6 3 (12.50%) CCNP
6 3 (12.50%) CISMP
6 3 (12.50%) OSCP
7 2 (8.33%) CCIE
7 2 (8.33%) CCSA
8 1 (4.17%) CCSE
8 1 (4.17%) CSSLP
8 1 (4.17%) Degree
8 1 (4.17%) GSEC
8 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) NIST
2 1 (4.17%) FedRAMP
2 1 (4.17%) HIPAA
2 1 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) Active Directory
1 2 (8.33%) BitLocker
2 1 (4.17%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) Nessus
2 3 (12.50%) CSIRT
2 3 (12.50%) QRadar
3 2 (8.33%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (4.17%) Grafana
4 1 (4.17%) Istio
4 1 (4.17%) Kibana
4 1 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (4.17%) Packer
4 1 (4.17%) Terraform
Vendors
1 8 (33.33%) Palo Alto
2 7 (29.17%) Fortinet
3 5 (20.83%) Cisco
4 4 (16.67%) Qualys
4 4 (16.67%) Splunk
5 3 (12.50%) Okta
6 2 (8.33%) CheckPoint
6 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
7 1 (4.17%) Blue Coat
7 1 (4.17%) F5
7 1 (4.17%) Juniper
7 1 (4.17%) NetApp
7 1 (4.17%) Redback