Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 614 563 564
Rank change year-on-year -51 +1 -35
Contract jobs citing CCSE 32 29 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.068% 0.070% 0.075%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.40% 0.42% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 26 18
London median daily rate £425 £381 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.70% -13.03% +2.94%
10th Percentile £315 £346 £358
90th Percentile £551 £538 £575
England median daily rate £425 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% -0.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - £39.00

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 8,059 6,918 7,723
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 17.16% 16.74% 17.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,338 4,551 5,223
London median daily rate £490 £453 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.29% +0.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £258 £275 £263
90th Percentile £669 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 204 128 125
London median hourly rate £22.26 £22.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.03% +11.25% +17.65%
10th Percentile £13.65 £12.60 £12.02
90th Percentile £52.77 £50.00 £44.43
England median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £26.83
% change year-on-year -9.09% +2.50% +41.21%

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 22 February 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 22 February 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 -31 3 £525 +16.67% 2
West London - 3 £650 -
South London - 1 £425 - 2
CCSE
England

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 30 (93.75%) Firewall
3 27 (84.38%) Cisco
4 23 (71.88%) CCNP
4 23 (71.88%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (56.25%) Juniper
6 15 (46.88%) Network Security
6 15 (46.88%) Palo Alto
7 13 (40.63%) Finance
8 12 (37.50%) CCSA
9 9 (28.13%) Microsoft
9 9 (28.13%) LAN
9 9 (28.13%) VPN
10 8 (25.00%) WAN
10 8 (25.00%) Change Management
10 8 (25.00%) Banking
10 8 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
10 8 (25.00%) F5
11 7 (21.88%) Microsoft Azure
11 7 (21.88%) Check Point Certification
11 7 (21.88%) CCNA
12 6 (18.75%) SSL
12 6 (18.75%) ITIL
12 6 (18.75%) Information Security
12 6 (18.75%) VMware
12 6 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
12 6 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
13 5 (15.63%) High Availability
13 5 (15.63%) Splunk
13 5 (15.63%) CISSP

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (12.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 4 (12.50%) Drupal
1 4 (12.50%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (9.38%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (21.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 30 (93.75%) Firewall
2 15 (46.88%) Network Security
3 9 (28.13%) LAN
3 9 (28.13%) VPN
4 8 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
4 8 (25.00%) WAN
5 6 (18.75%) SSL
6 4 (12.50%) MPLS
6 4 (12.50%) OSPF
6 4 (12.50%) SAN
6 4 (12.50%) Wireless
6 4 (12.50%) WLAN
7 3 (9.38%) DNS
7 3 (9.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 3 (9.38%) IPsec
7 3 (9.38%) iSCSI
8 2 (6.25%) Internet
8 2 (6.25%) IPv4
8 2 (6.25%) Junos
8 2 (6.25%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (9.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 13 (40.63%) Finance
2 8 (25.00%) Banking
3 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (56.25%) Network Engineer
2 16 (50.00%) Security Engineer
3 8 (25.00%) Firewall Engineer
3 8 (25.00%) Network Security Engineer
4 5 (15.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (15.63%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) Hyper-V Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) Hyper-V Specialist
5 4 (12.50%) Infrastructure Security Specialist
5 4 (12.50%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) Security Specialist
5 4 (12.50%) VMware Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) VMware Specialist
6 3 (9.38%) Cisco Engineer
6 3 (9.38%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Architect
7 2 (6.25%) AWS Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (6.25%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.25%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.25%) Fat Client
2 2 (6.25%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.50%) CentOS
1 4 (12.50%) Linux
2 3 (9.38%) Windows
2 3 (9.38%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.13%) Check Point GAiA
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.00%) Change Management
2 6 (18.75%) Information Security
2 6 (18.75%) ITIL
3 5 (15.63%) High Availability
4 4 (12.50%) CRM
4 4 (12.50%) Open Source
4 4 (12.50%) OWASP
4 4 (12.50%) SDLC
4 4 (12.50%) SIEM
4 4 (12.50%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 3 (9.38%) Business Analysis
5 3 (9.38%) ITIL V3
5 3 (9.38%) Load Balancing
5 3 (9.38%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (9.38%) TOGAF
6 2 (6.25%) Change Control
6 2 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (6.25%) Migration
6 2 (6.25%) Security Architecture
6 2 (6.25%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (71.88%) CCNP
1 23 (71.88%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (37.50%) CCSA
3 7 (21.88%) CCNA
3 7 (21.88%) Check Point Certification
4 5 (15.63%) CISSP
5 4 (12.50%) CCIE
5 4 (12.50%) CISA
5 4 (12.50%) CISMP
5 4 (12.50%) Degree
5 4 (12.50%) JNCIP
5 4 (12.50%) MCSE
5 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (9.38%) JNCIS
7 2 (6.25%) CCSP
7 2 (6.25%) MCITP
7 2 (6.25%) MCP
7 2 (6.25%) MCTS
7 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Certified Architect
7 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Certified Master
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.50%) GDPR
1 4 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (9.38%) SLA
3 2 (6.25%) COBIT
4 1 (3.13%) FIPS 140-2
System Software
1 6 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 4 (12.50%) SCCM
1 4 (12.50%) SCOM
2 1 (3.13%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 32 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 27 (84.38%) Cisco
3 18 (56.25%) Juniper
4 15 (46.88%) Palo Alto
5 9 (28.13%) Microsoft
6 8 (25.00%) F5
7 6 (18.75%) VMware
8 5 (15.63%) Splunk
9 4 (12.50%) Adobe
9 4 (12.50%) CommVault
9 4 (12.50%) EMC
9 4 (12.50%) EqualLogic
9 4 (12.50%) Extreme Networks
9 4 (12.50%) McAfee
9 4 (12.50%) NetApp
9 4 (12.50%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (12.50%) Sitecore
9 4 (12.50%) SolarWinds
9 4 (12.50%) Trustwave
9 4 (12.50%) Veeam