Period
to 15 December 2018

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 6 months to 15 December 2018 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
6 months to
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 603 595 601
Rank change year-on-year -8 +6 -29
Contract jobs citing CCSE 32 32 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.069% 0.067% 0.072%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.43% 0.39% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 22 24
London median daily rate £425 £500 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +32.36% -20.47%
10th Percentile £315 £317 £345
90th Percentile £480 £538 £501
England median daily rate £375 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -11.76% +13.33% -6.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

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 contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
London
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 7,523 8,113 7,723
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 16.18% 17.08% 17.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,843 5,401 4,990
London median daily rate £500 £480 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £270
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 187 173 119
London median hourly rate £24.00 £21.50 £19.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.63% +9.61% -3.14%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.50 £11.32
90th Percentile £55.28 £48.75 £48.88
England median hourly rate £26.35 £25.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year +5.41% -1.96% +6.25%

CCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing CCSE as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CCSE in London over the 6 months to 15 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 15 December 2018. 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
Central London -18 8 £439 -16.43% 1
West London - 3 £473 -
CCSE
England

For the 6 months to 15 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing CCSE 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 London region with a requirement for CCSE.

1 32 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 31 (96.88%) Firewall
3 24 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
4 23 (71.88%) CCNP
5 22 (68.75%) Cisco
6 20 (62.50%) Network Security
7 17 (53.13%) CCSA
8 16 (50.00%) CCNA
9 15 (46.88%) Juniper
10 14 (43.75%) Palo Alto
11 13 (40.63%) VPN
12 11 (34.38%) Finance
13 9 (28.13%) Forcepoint
13 9 (28.13%) OSPF
13 9 (28.13%) Microsoft
13 9 (28.13%) ITIL
14 8 (25.00%) Windows
14 8 (25.00%) WAN
14 8 (25.00%) Junos
14 8 (25.00%) Data Centre
15 7 (21.88%) Windows Server
15 7 (21.88%) LAN
15 7 (21.88%) BGP
15 7 (21.88%) Wireless
15 7 (21.88%) IPsec
16 6 (18.75%) Change Management
16 6 (18.75%) Microsoft Office
16 6 (18.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 6 (18.75%) Check Point Certification
16 6 (18.75%) HP

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 6 (18.75%) Microsoft Office
1 6 (18.75%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (9.38%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (96.88%) Firewall
2 20 (62.50%) Network Security
3 13 (40.63%) VPN
4 9 (28.13%) OSPF
5 8 (25.00%) Junos
5 8 (25.00%) WAN
6 7 (21.88%) BGP
6 7 (21.88%) IPsec
6 7 (21.88%) LAN
6 7 (21.88%) Wireless
7 6 (18.75%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (18.75%) Cisco Nexus
7 6 (18.75%) SSL
8 5 (15.63%) Cisco ISE
8 5 (15.63%) EIGRP
8 5 (15.63%) Internet
9 4 (12.50%) DSL
9 4 (12.50%) iSCSI
9 4 (12.50%) MPLS
9 4 (12.50%) VPLS
Development Applications
1 6 (18.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 11 (34.38%) Finance
2 3 (9.38%) Banking
2 3 (9.38%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.25%) Financial Institution
3 2 (6.25%) Law
3 2 (6.25%) Retail
4 1 (3.13%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.13%) Legal
Job Titles
1 18 (56.25%) Security Engineer
2 17 (53.13%) Network Engineer
3 14 (43.75%) Network Security Engineer
4 7 (21.88%) Firewall Engineer
5 5 (15.63%) Cisco Engineer
5 5 (15.63%) Senior Network Engineer
6 4 (12.50%) Cisco Security Engineer
6 4 (12.50%) Senior Network Security Engineer
6 4 (12.50%) Senior Security Engineer
7 3 (9.38%) Architect
7 3 (9.38%) AWS Architect
7 3 (9.38%) AWS Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (9.38%) Azure Engineer
7 3 (9.38%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (9.38%) Juniper Engineer
7 3 (9.38%) Network Support
7 3 (9.38%) Network Support Engineer
7 3 (9.38%) Security Support Engineer
7 3 (9.38%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (9.38%) Fat Client
2 3 (9.38%) Thin Client
3 2 (6.25%) Hedge funds
3 2 (6.25%) NHS
3 2 (6.25%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (3.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (3.13%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.00%) Windows
2 7 (21.88%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (28.13%) ITIL
2 6 (18.75%) Business Analysis
2 6 (18.75%) Change Management
2 6 (18.75%) ITIL V3
3 5 (15.63%) TOGAF
4 4 (12.50%) Translating Business Requirements
5 3 (9.38%) Asset Management
5 3 (9.38%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (9.38%) Web Filtering
5 3 (9.38%) Workshop Facilitation
5 3 (9.38%) Zachman Framework
6 2 (6.25%) Collaborative Working
6 2 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (6.25%) Migration
6 2 (6.25%) PRINCE
6 2 (6.25%) Security Operations
7 1 (3.13%) Change Control
7 1 (3.13%) Cybersecurity
7 1 (3.13%) Decision-Making
7 1 (3.13%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.13%) Bash Shell
1 1 (3.13%) Python
1 1 (3.13%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 24 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (71.88%) CCNP
3 17 (53.13%) CCSA
4 16 (50.00%) CCNA
5 6 (18.75%) CCSM
5 6 (18.75%) Check Point Certification
6 5 (15.63%) JNCIS
7 4 (12.50%) JNCIP
7 4 (12.50%) Security Cleared
8 3 (9.38%) CCMSE
8 3 (9.38%) MCITP
8 3 (9.38%) MCSE
8 3 (9.38%) MCTS
8 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Certified Architect
8 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Certified Master
8 3 (9.38%) SC Cleared
9 2 (6.25%) CCSP
9 2 (6.25%) Degree
9 2 (6.25%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (18.75%) SLA
2 1 (3.13%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.13%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) ArcSight ESM
Vendors
1 32 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 22 (68.75%) Cisco
3 15 (46.88%) Juniper
4 14 (43.75%) Palo Alto
5 9 (28.13%) Forcepoint
5 9 (28.13%) Microsoft
6 6 (18.75%) Barracuda Networks
6 6 (18.75%) HP
7 5 (15.63%) Blue Coat
8 4 (12.50%) 3PAR
8 4 (12.50%) McAfee
8 4 (12.50%) Trend Micro
8 4 (12.50%) VMware
9 3 (9.38%) AlgoSec
9 3 (9.38%) F5
10 2 (6.25%) CyberArk
10 2 (6.25%) Lumension
10 2 (6.25%) ServiceNow
10 2 (6.25%) Varonis
10 2 (6.25%) Zscaler