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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 531 604 580
Rank change year-on-year +73 -24  
Contract jobs citing CCSP 45 20 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.11% 0.040% 0.043%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.52% 0.19% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 11 10
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +29.41% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 8654 10398 9760
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 20.61% 20.81% 20.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 5473 6592 5642
Median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £260 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 424 375 437
Median hourly rate £31.50 £35.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +59.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £57.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £39.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -23.07% +73.33%  

CCSP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing CCSP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 +54 24 £450 -21.22% 5
North West +40 11 - -
South East +17 8 £550 +22.22% 2
Yorkshire +19 1 £600 +50.00%
East of England +3 1 £375 -
CCSP
UK

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 70 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 55 (78.57%) Firewall
3 39 (55.71%) Network Security
4 28 (40.00%) Cisco
5 27 (38.57%) ITIL
5 27 (38.57%) CISSP
6 26 (37.14%) CheckPoint
7 24 (34.29%) Juniper
7 24 (34.29%) CCNP
7 24 (34.29%) Palo Alto
8 23 (32.86%) PCI DSS
9 21 (30.00%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 21 (30.00%) CISM
9 21 (30.00%) Information Security
10 19 (27.14%) Fortinet
11 18 (25.71%) Degree
11 18 (25.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 18 (25.71%) MPLS
11 18 (25.71%) Cisco ASA
12 17 (24.29%) Wireless
13 16 (22.86%) Finance
13 16 (22.86%) FortiGate
14 14 (20.00%) Computer Science
14 14 (20.00%) Linux
15 13 (18.57%) Windows
15 13 (18.57%) CCIE
16 12 (17.14%) Service Management
16 12 (17.14%) Intrusion Detection
16 12 (17.14%) CCSE
16 12 (17.14%) Kalman Filter

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 1 (1.43%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (2.86%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.43%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.14%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.86%) PaaS
2 2 (2.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 55 (78.57%) Firewall
2 39 (55.71%) Network Security
3 18 (25.71%) Cisco ASA
3 18 (25.71%) MPLS
4 17 (24.29%) Wireless
5 12 (17.14%) Intrusion Detection
6 11 (15.71%) Internet
7 8 (11.43%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (7.14%) DNS
9 4 (5.71%) BGP
9 4 (5.71%) OSPF
9 4 (5.71%) SNMP
9 4 (5.71%) VPN
10 3 (4.29%) DHCP
10 3 (4.29%) EIGRP
10 3 (4.29%) Ethernet
10 3 (4.29%) Fast Ethernet
10 3 (4.29%) LAN
10 3 (4.29%) TACACS
10 3 (4.29%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.14%) Star Schema
2 2 (2.86%) SQL Server
General
1 16 (22.86%) Finance
2 8 (11.43%) Banking
3 2 (2.86%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.43%) Legal
4 1 (1.43%) Retail
4 1 (1.43%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 35 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 30 (42.86%) Network Security Engineer
2 30 (42.86%) Security Engineer
3 20 (28.57%) Firewall Engineer
4 14 (20.00%) Design Engineer
4 14 (20.00%) Implementation Engineer
4 14 (20.00%) Network Implementation Engineer
5 13 (18.57%) Analyst
6 12 (17.14%) Security Analyst
7 10 (14.29%) Security Specialist
8 7 (10.00%) Senior Network Engineer
9 6 (8.57%) Senior Firewall Engineer
9 6 (8.57%) Senior Network Security Engineer
9 6 (8.57%) Senior Security Engineer
10 5 (7.14%) Cloud Specialist
10 5 (7.14%) Vulnerability Analyst
11 4 (5.71%) Incident Handler
11 4 (5.71%) Network Security Specialist
11 4 (5.71%) Network Specialist
11 4 (5.71%) SIEM Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.43%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 14 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 8 (11.43%) Management Information System
3 5 (7.14%) CESG
3 5 (7.14%) Data Centre
3 5 (7.14%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.43%) BYOD
4 1 (1.43%) Cyber Attack
4 1 (1.43%) Cybercrime
4 1 (1.43%) Enterprise Cloud
4 1 (1.43%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.43%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 14 (20.00%) Linux
2 13 (18.57%) Windows
3 11 (15.71%) Mac OS X
4 3 (4.29%) Unix
5 2 (2.86%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (38.57%) ITIL
2 21 (30.00%) Information Security
3 12 (17.14%) Kalman Filter
3 12 (17.14%) Service Management
3 12 (17.14%) Web Filtering
4 11 (15.71%) Penetration Testing
5 10 (14.29%) Email Filtering
5 10 (14.29%) SIEM
6 9 (12.86%) Change Management
6 9 (12.86%) Identity Access Management
6 9 (12.86%) Security Monitoring
7 7 (10.00%) Malware Analysis
7 7 (10.00%) Network Architecture
7 7 (10.00%) Project Management
7 7 (10.00%) Service Design
7 7 (10.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 5 (7.14%) eTOM
8 5 (7.14%) ITSM
8 5 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (7.14%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.57%) PowerShell
2 4 (5.71%) Python
3 2 (2.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 70 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (38.57%) CISSP
3 24 (34.29%) CCNP
4 21 (30.00%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 21 (30.00%) CISM
5 18 (25.71%) Degree
6 13 (18.57%) CCIE
7 12 (17.14%) CCSE
8 11 (15.71%) SANS
9 9 (12.86%) Security Cleared
10 6 (8.57%) CCMSE
11 5 (7.14%) CCNA
11 5 (7.14%) SC Cleared
12 4 (5.71%) GCIH
12 4 (5.71%) GIAC
12 4 (5.71%) JNCIP
13 3 (4.29%) CCDP
13 3 (4.29%) CCIP
14 2 (2.86%) MCSE
14 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (32.86%) PCI DSS
2 18 (25.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (7.14%) COBIT
3 5 (7.14%) ISO22301
4 1 (1.43%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (1.43%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.43%) ISO27002
4 1 (1.43%) ISO27005
System Software
1 4 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.29%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 16 (22.86%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.43%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 28 (40.00%) Cisco
2 26 (37.14%) CheckPoint
3 24 (34.29%) Juniper
3 24 (34.29%) Palo Alto
4 19 (27.14%) Fortinet
5 11 (15.71%) F5
5 11 (15.71%) LogRhythm
6 9 (12.86%) Rapid7
7 8 (11.43%) Blue Coat
7 8 (11.43%) Dell
8 7 (10.00%) FireEye
8 7 (10.00%) TippingPoint
9 4 (5.71%) Aruba
9 4 (5.71%) Extreme Networks
9 4 (5.71%) Samsung
9 4 (5.71%) VMware
10 3 (4.29%) Arista
10 3 (4.29%) Citrix
10 3 (4.29%) Microsoft
11 1 (1.43%) Ubiquiti