The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for CCSE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 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.

Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE)
England / London
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 415 405 417
Rank change year-on-year -10 +12  
Contract jobs citing CCSE 9 22 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.043% 0.10% 0.074%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.26% 0.60% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 13
Median daily rate £388 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.88% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £400 £415
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £455 £440 £350
% change year-on-year +3.40% +25.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.93 £52.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year -39.19% +34.61%  

CCSE 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 London.

Academic & Professional Certification
London
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 3432 3693 3573
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 16.49% 16.96% 15.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2245 2560 2300
Median daily rate £475 £460 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.26% +8.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £625 £593
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 43 91
Median hourly rate £18.85 £18.50 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.89% -24.48%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £14.02 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £32.00 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £24.12
% change year-on-year +14.03% +18.15%  

CCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for CCSE in London

CCSE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CCSE in London

CCSE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CCSE in London

CCSE
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCSE within the London region over the 3 months to 27 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
City of London -3 2 £400 -11.11%
CCSE
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing CCSE 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 London region with a requirement for CCSE.

1 21 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 19 (90.48%) Cisco
3 17 (80.95%) Firewall
4 15 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (66.67%) CCNP
6 13 (61.90%) Cisco ASA
7 12 (57.14%) Network Security
8 10 (47.62%) Juniper
9 7 (33.33%) VPN
9 7 (33.33%) Palo Alto
10 6 (28.57%) CCSA
11 5 (23.81%) Wireless
11 5 (23.81%) SSL
12 4 (19.05%) Cisco IOS
12 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
12 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
12 4 (19.05%) Check Point Certification
12 4 (19.05%) LAN
12 4 (19.05%) Network Design
12 4 (19.05%) Finance
13 3 (14.29%) BIG-IP
13 3 (14.29%) Banking
13 3 (14.29%) ITIL
13 3 (14.29%) DNS
13 3 (14.29%) DHCP
13 3 (14.29%) OSPF
13 3 (14.29%) HP
13 3 (14.29%) CCSP
13 3 (14.29%) Infoblox
13 3 (14.29%) Degree

CCSE
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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:

Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (9.52%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (9.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (80.95%) Firewall
2 13 (61.90%) Cisco ASA
3 12 (57.14%) Network Security
4 7 (33.33%) VPN
5 5 (23.81%) SSL
5 5 (23.81%) Wireless
6 4 (19.05%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (19.05%) LAN
7 3 (14.29%) BIG-IP
7 3 (14.29%) DHCP
7 3 (14.29%) DNS
7 3 (14.29%) OSPF
8 2 (9.52%) Ethernet
8 2 (9.52%) IPsec
8 2 (9.52%) IPv4
8 2 (9.52%) IPv6
8 2 (9.52%) MGCP
8 2 (9.52%) NetScreen
8 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
8 2 (9.52%) WAN
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (19.05%) Finance
2 3 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Network Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Firewall Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Network Security Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Security Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Cisco Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Consultant
3 4 (19.05%) Senior Network Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Network Consultant
4 3 (14.29%) Network Security Consultant
4 3 (14.29%) Security Consultant
4 3 (14.29%) Senior Firewall Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Senior Network Security Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Senior Security Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Administrator
5 2 (9.52%) Check Point Consultant
5 2 (9.52%) Firewall Administrator
5 2 (9.52%) Network Security Specialist
5 2 (9.52%) Network Specialist
5 2 (9.52%) Security Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Data Centre
1 2 (9.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.76%) Fat Client
2 1 (4.76%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (19.05%) Network Design
2 3 (14.29%) ITIL
3 2 (9.52%) Business Analysis
3 2 (9.52%) Change Management
3 2 (9.52%) DDoS Mitigation
3 2 (9.52%) E-Discovery
3 2 (9.52%) ITIL V3
3 2 (9.52%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (4.76%) E-Commerce
4 1 (4.76%) Line Management
4 1 (4.76%) Mentoring
Qualifications
1 15 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (66.67%) CCNP
3 6 (28.57%) CCSA
4 4 (19.05%) Check Point Certification
4 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
4 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
5 3 (14.29%) CCMSE
5 3 (14.29%) CCSP
5 3 (14.29%) Degree
6 2 (9.52%) CCIE
6 2 (9.52%) CISSP
6 2 (9.52%) GIAC
7 1 (4.76%) CCNA
7 1 (4.76%) JNCIA
7 1 (4.76%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (9.52%) SLA
2 1 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) EnCase
1 2 (9.52%) FortiGate
1 2 (9.52%) Nagios
2 1 (4.76%) HP NNM
Vendors
1 21 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 19 (90.48%) Cisco
3 10 (47.62%) Juniper
4 7 (33.33%) Palo Alto
5 3 (14.29%) HP
5 3 (14.29%) Infoblox
6 2 (9.52%) 3PAR
6 2 (9.52%) Barracuda Networks
6 2 (9.52%) F5
6 2 (9.52%) Forcepoint
6 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
6 2 (9.52%) Riverbed
6 2 (9.52%) Trend Micro
7 1 (4.76%) Blue Coat
7 1 (4.76%) Citrix
7 1 (4.76%) Fortinet
7 1 (4.76%) Imperva
7 1 (4.76%) VMware