Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 596 584 579
Rank change year-on-year -12 -5 0
Contract jobs citing CCSE 32 26 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.070% 0.059% 0.089%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.43% 0.35% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 24 24
London median daily rate £413 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.16% +11.76% -5.56%
10th Percentile £315 £315 £350
90th Percentile £565 £538 £577
England median daily rate £413 £450 £375
% change year-on-year -8.33% +20.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - £52.50

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 7,381 7,362 7,843
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 16.07% 16.62% 17.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,785 4,839 5,210
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +3.45%
10th Percentile £282 £298 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 164 93
London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - -12.20%
10th Percentile £14.00 £13.31 £13.31
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.47 £42.17
England median hourly rate £23.65 £27.50 £25.12
% change year-on-year -14.00% +9.47% +11.64%

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 20 September 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 20 September 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 -25 3 £330 -34.00% 3
West London - 3 £473 -
CCSE
England

For the 6 months to 20 September 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
1 32 (100.00%) Firewall
2 31 (96.88%) Cisco Certification
3 28 (87.50%) Cisco
4 27 (84.38%) CCNP
5 26 (81.25%) Network Security
6 20 (62.50%) Palo Alto
7 19 (59.38%) VPN
8 18 (56.25%) ITIL
9 16 (50.00%) HP
10 14 (43.75%) Microsoft
10 14 (43.75%) Cisco ASA
11 13 (40.63%) CCNA
11 13 (40.63%) Juniper
11 13 (40.63%) Forcepoint
11 13 (40.63%) IPsec
11 13 (40.63%) OSPF
11 13 (40.63%) BGP
12 12 (37.50%) Change Management
12 12 (37.50%) SSL
12 12 (37.50%) SLA
12 12 (37.50%) Wireless
12 12 (37.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 11 (34.38%) Business Analysis
13 11 (34.38%) Barracuda Networks
13 11 (34.38%) Microsoft Azure
13 11 (34.38%) Microsoft Office
13 11 (34.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 11 (34.38%) MS Visio
13 11 (34.38%) ITIL V3

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 11 (34.38%) Microsoft Office
1 11 (34.38%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 11 (34.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (9.38%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (100.00%) Firewall
2 26 (81.25%) Network Security
3 19 (59.38%) VPN
4 14 (43.75%) Cisco ASA
5 13 (40.63%) BGP
5 13 (40.63%) IPsec
5 13 (40.63%) OSPF
6 12 (37.50%) SSL
6 12 (37.50%) Wireless
7 8 (25.00%) DNS
7 8 (25.00%) iSCSI
8 7 (21.88%) Cisco IOS
8 7 (21.88%) DHCP
8 7 (21.88%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 6 (18.75%) DMVPN
9 6 (18.75%) EIGRP
9 6 (18.75%) VLAN
10 5 (15.63%) BIG-IP
10 5 (15.63%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 5 (15.63%) NetScreen
Development Applications
1 11 (34.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (18.75%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Banking
2 2 (6.25%) Law
3 1 (3.13%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.13%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.13%) Legal
3 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (53.13%) Network Engineer
2 16 (50.00%) Security Engineer
3 15 (46.88%) Network Security Engineer
4 5 (15.63%) Consultant
4 5 (15.63%) Network Consultant
4 5 (15.63%) Network Security Consultant
4 5 (15.63%) Security Consultant
5 3 (9.38%) Architect
5 3 (9.38%) AWS Architect
5 3 (9.38%) AWS Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (9.38%) Azure Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Check Point Consultant
5 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (9.38%) Senior Network Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Senior Security Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Network Architect
6 2 (6.25%) Network Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (6.25%) Network Team Leader
6 2 (6.25%) Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.00%) Fat Client
1 8 (25.00%) Thin Client
2 7 (21.88%) Data Centre
3 5 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (12.50%) Management Information System
5 3 (9.38%) NHS
6 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
6 1 (3.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (3.13%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.88%) Linux
2 6 (18.75%) Windows
3 5 (15.63%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.13%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (56.25%) ITIL
2 12 (37.50%) Change Management
3 11 (34.38%) Business Analysis
3 11 (34.38%) ITIL V3
4 6 (18.75%) TOGAF
5 5 (15.63%) Change Control
5 5 (15.63%) E-Commerce
5 5 (15.63%) High Availability
5 5 (15.63%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (12.50%) Incident Management
7 3 (9.38%) PRINCE
7 3 (9.38%) Zachman Framework
8 2 (6.25%) Kalman Filter
8 2 (6.25%) Web Filtering
9 1 (3.13%) Coaching
9 1 (3.13%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (3.13%) DDoS Mitigation
9 1 (3.13%) Mentoring
9 1 (3.13%) Presales
9 1 (3.13%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.63%) C
2 1 (3.13%) Bash Shell
2 1 (3.13%) Python
2 1 (3.13%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 31 (96.88%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (84.38%) CCNP
3 13 (40.63%) CCNA
4 6 (18.75%) CCSA
5 5 (15.63%) CCSP
6 4 (12.50%) SC Cleared
6 4 (12.50%) Security Cleared
7 3 (9.38%) CCSM
7 3 (9.38%) DV Cleared
7 3 (9.38%) MCITP
7 3 (9.38%) MCSE
7 3 (9.38%) MCTS
7 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Certified Architect
7 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Certified Master
8 2 (6.25%) Check Point Certification
8 2 (6.25%) Degree
9 1 (3.13%) CISSP
9 1 (3.13%) JNCIP
9 1 (3.13%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (37.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 12 (37.50%) SLA
2 5 (15.63%) COBIT
3 1 (3.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (28.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.13%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) ArcSight ESM
1 1 (3.13%) SolarWinds Orion
1 1 (3.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 32 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 28 (87.50%) Cisco
3 20 (62.50%) Palo Alto
4 16 (50.00%) HP
5 14 (43.75%) Microsoft
6 13 (40.63%) Forcepoint
6 13 (40.63%) Juniper
7 11 (34.38%) Barracuda Networks
8 10 (31.25%) VMware
9 8 (25.00%) 3PAR
9 8 (25.00%) Trend Micro
10 7 (21.88%) Blue Coat
10 7 (21.88%) F5
11 5 (15.63%) Citrix
11 5 (15.63%) Imperva
11 5 (15.63%) Infoblox
12 2 (6.25%) AlgoSec
13 1 (3.13%) ArcSight
13 1 (3.13%) ForeScout
13 1 (3.13%) Zscaler