Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 607 573 565
Rank change year-on-year -34 -8 -2
Contract jobs citing CCSE 27 42 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.057% 0.093% 0.097%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.34% 0.54% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 28 30
London median daily rate £500 £381 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.41% -15.44% +5.88%
10th Percentile £392 £323 £380
90th Percentile £538 £538 £550
England median daily rate £445 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +18.67% -6.31% +6.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £48.75 £39.00
% change year-on-year - +25.00% +0.65%

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 7835 7708 7478
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 16.65% 17.16% 16.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 5215 4974 4935
London median daily rate £475 £459 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.54% +1.94% +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £258
90th Percentile £650 £638 £626
England median daily rate £425 £423 £400
% change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 113 138
London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.23 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.20% -3.85% +12.68%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.60 £12.02
90th Percentile £48.75 £49.84 £46.90
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -1.96% +6.25% +26.32%

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017. 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 +1 5 £525 +16.67%
CCSE
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 27 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 23 (85.19%) Firewall
3 21 (77.78%) Cisco Certification
3 21 (77.78%) CCNP
4 20 (74.07%) Cisco
5 14 (51.85%) Finance
5 14 (51.85%) Juniper
6 12 (44.44%) Palo Alto
7 11 (40.74%) Network Security
8 9 (33.33%) LAN
9 8 (29.63%) Cisco ASA
10 7 (25.93%) WAN
10 7 (25.93%) CCSA
11 5 (18.52%) Information Security
11 5 (18.52%) CISSP
11 5 (18.52%) Check Point Certification
11 5 (18.52%) CCIE
11 5 (18.52%) F5
11 5 (18.52%) Splunk
12 4 (14.81%) JNCIP
12 4 (14.81%) WordPress
12 4 (14.81%) Drupal
12 4 (14.81%) SCCM
12 4 (14.81%) SCOM
12 4 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
12 4 (14.81%) SIEM
12 4 (14.81%) High Availability
12 4 (14.81%) EqualLogic
12 4 (14.81%) CentOS
12 4 (14.81%) Sitecore

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 (14.81%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 4 (14.81%) Drupal
1 4 (14.81%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.81%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (14.81%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (85.19%) Firewall
2 11 (40.74%) Network Security
3 9 (33.33%) LAN
4 8 (29.63%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (25.93%) WAN
6 4 (14.81%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 4 (14.81%) MPLS
6 4 (14.81%) OSPF
6 4 (14.81%) SAN
6 4 (14.81%) WLAN
7 3 (11.11%) EIGRP
7 3 (11.11%) IPv4
7 3 (11.11%) Multicast
7 3 (11.11%) VPN
8 2 (7.41%) DNS
8 2 (7.41%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 2 (7.41%) Internet
8 2 (7.41%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (7.41%) Junos
8 2 (7.41%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) PostgreSQL
General
1 14 (51.85%) Finance
2 4 (14.81%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (55.56%) Security Engineer
2 11 (40.74%) Network Engineer
3 9 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (33.33%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
4 5 (18.52%) Firewall Engineer
5 4 (14.81%) Hyper-V Engineer
5 4 (14.81%) Hyper-V Specialist
5 4 (14.81%) Infrastructure Security Specialist
5 4 (14.81%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Engineer
5 4 (14.81%) Security Specialist
5 4 (14.81%) VMware Engineer
5 4 (14.81%) VMware Specialist
6 3 (11.11%) Network Security Engineer
6 3 (11.11%) Senior Security Engineer
7 2 (7.41%) Cisco Engineer
7 2 (7.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 2 (7.41%) Consultant
8 1 (3.70%) Firewall Consultant
8 1 (3.70%) Senior Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.81%) CentOS
1 4 (14.81%) Linux
2 1 (3.70%) Windows
2 1 (3.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (18.52%) Information Security
2 4 (14.81%) Change Management
2 4 (14.81%) CRM
2 4 (14.81%) High Availability
2 4 (14.81%) ITIL
2 4 (14.81%) Open Source
2 4 (14.81%) OWASP
2 4 (14.81%) SDLC
2 4 (14.81%) SIEM
2 4 (14.81%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 2 (7.41%) Load Balancing
4 1 (3.70%) Analytics
4 1 (3.70%) Break/Fix
4 1 (3.70%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.70%) Migration
4 1 (3.70%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (3.70%) Security Architecture
4 1 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.70%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (77.78%) CCNP
1 21 (77.78%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (25.93%) CCSA
3 5 (18.52%) CCIE
3 5 (18.52%) Check Point Certification
3 5 (18.52%) CISSP
4 4 (14.81%) CISA
4 4 (14.81%) CISMP
4 4 (14.81%) JNCIP
5 3 (11.11%) CCIE Service Provider
5 3 (11.11%) CCMSE
5 3 (11.11%) CCNA
5 3 (11.11%) CCSP
5 3 (11.11%) Degree
5 3 (11.11%) JNCIS
6 2 (7.41%) CCSM
6 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
6 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
7 1 (3.70%) CCDA
7 1 (3.70%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) GDPR
2 3 (11.11%) COBIT
3 1 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (14.81%) Active Directory
1 4 (14.81%) Hyper-V
1 4 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 4 (14.81%) SCCM
1 4 (14.81%) SCOM
2 1 (3.70%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 27 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 20 (74.07%) Cisco
3 14 (51.85%) Juniper
4 12 (44.44%) Palo Alto
5 5 (18.52%) F5
5 5 (18.52%) Splunk
6 4 (14.81%) Adobe
6 4 (14.81%) Citrix
6 4 (14.81%) CommVault
6 4 (14.81%) EMC
6 4 (14.81%) EqualLogic
6 4 (14.81%) Extreme Networks
6 4 (14.81%) McAfee
6 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
6 4 (14.81%) NetApp
6 4 (14.81%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (14.81%) Sitecore
6 4 (14.81%) SolarWinds
6 4 (14.81%) Trustwave
6 4 (14.81%) Veeam