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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE)
England / London
Rank 388 418 386
Rank change year-on-year +30 -32  
Contract jobs citing CCSE 12 10 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.062% 0.045% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.36% 0.26% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 19
Median daily rate £438 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.16% -1.17%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £379 £398
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £482
UK excluding London median daily rate £358 £395 £401
% change year-on-year -9.49% -1.37%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London 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 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 3338 3856 3537
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 17.15% 17.49% 16.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 2261 2720 2315
Median daily rate £450 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £611 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 49 85
Median hourly rate £40.00 £17.50 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +128.57% -15.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.85 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CCSE in London over the 3 months to 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 March 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 +8 4 £525 - 1
CCSE
England

CCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 25 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 24 (96.00%) Cisco
3 20 (80.00%) Firewall
3 20 (80.00%) Network Security
4 19 (76.00%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (72.00%) CCNP
5 18 (72.00%) Cisco ASA
6 13 (52.00%) Juniper
7 10 (40.00%) Palo Alto
8 8 (32.00%) Finance
9 7 (28.00%) CCSA
9 7 (28.00%) CCSP
9 7 (28.00%) Wireless
9 7 (28.00%) Microsoft
9 7 (28.00%) VPN
9 7 (28.00%) Banking
10 6 (24.00%) Penetration Testing
10 6 (24.00%) Wireshark
10 6 (24.00%) Riverbed
10 6 (24.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 6 (24.00%) DDoS Mitigation
10 6 (24.00%) LAN
10 6 (24.00%) HP
10 6 (24.00%) CCMSE
11 5 (20.00%) Citrix
11 5 (20.00%) Linux
11 5 (20.00%) SSL
11 5 (20.00%) WAN
11 5 (20.00%) OSPF
12 4 (16.00%) Dell

CCSE
Top Related 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 (8.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.00%) MS Office
2 1 (4.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 20 (80.00%) Firewall
1 20 (80.00%) Network Security
2 18 (72.00%) Cisco ASA
3 7 (28.00%) VPN
3 7 (28.00%) Wireless
4 6 (24.00%) LAN
4 6 (24.00%) Wireshark
5 5 (20.00%) OSPF
5 5 (20.00%) SSL
5 5 (20.00%) WAN
6 4 (16.00%) BIG-IP
6 4 (16.00%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (16.00%) NetScaler
7 3 (12.00%) BGP
7 3 (12.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (12.00%) DHCP
7 3 (12.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 3 (12.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 3 (12.00%) IPsec
8 2 (8.00%) Ethernet
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (32.00%) Finance
2 7 (28.00%) Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Advertising
3 1 (4.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (64.00%) Network Engineer
2 11 (44.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 11 (44.00%) Security Engineer
3 8 (32.00%) Senior Network Engineer
4 6 (24.00%) Firewall Engineer
4 6 (24.00%) Senior Firewall Engineer
4 6 (24.00%) Senior Network Security Engineer
4 6 (24.00%) Senior Security Engineer
5 4 (16.00%) Cisco Engineer
5 4 (16.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 3 (12.00%) Consultant
6 3 (12.00%) Network Consultant
6 3 (12.00%) Network Security Consultant
6 3 (12.00%) Network Security Specialist
6 3 (12.00%) Network Specialist
6 3 (12.00%) Security Consultant
6 3 (12.00%) Security Specialist
7 2 (8.00%) Cisco Security Specialist
7 2 (8.00%) Senior Cisco Engineer
7 2 (8.00%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (4.00%) Fat Client
2 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) DDoS Mitigation
1 6 (24.00%) Penetration Testing
2 4 (16.00%) Network Design
2 4 (16.00%) Network Management
3 2 (8.00%) Change Management
3 2 (8.00%) E-Discovery
3 2 (8.00%) ITIL
3 2 (8.00%) Network Architecture
3 2 (8.00%) Time Management
4 1 (4.00%) Business Analysis
4 1 (4.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (4.00%) Information Security
4 1 (4.00%) ITIL V3
4 1 (4.00%) Line Management
4 1 (4.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (4.00%) Problem Management
4 1 (4.00%) Project Management
4 1 (4.00%) Risk Assessment
Qualifications
1 19 (76.00%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (72.00%) CCNP
3 7 (28.00%) CCSA
3 7 (28.00%) CCSP
4 6 (24.00%) CCMSE
5 3 (12.00%) CCIE
6 2 (8.00%) CCNA
6 2 (8.00%) Check Point Certification
6 2 (8.00%) CISSP
6 2 (8.00%) Degree
6 2 (8.00%) GIAC
7 1 (4.00%) JNCIA
7 1 (4.00%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) SLA
2 1 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) FortiGate
2 2 (8.00%) EnCase
2 2 (8.00%) Nagios
3 1 (4.00%) HP NNM
Vendors
1 25 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 24 (96.00%) Cisco
3 13 (52.00%) Juniper
4 10 (40.00%) Palo Alto
5 7 (28.00%) Microsoft
6 6 (24.00%) HP
6 6 (24.00%) Riverbed
7 5 (20.00%) Citrix
8 4 (16.00%) Brocade
8 4 (16.00%) Dell
9 3 (12.00%) Infoblox
10 2 (8.00%) F5
10 2 (8.00%) Meraki
11 1 (4.00%) 3PAR
11 1 (4.00%) Barracuda Networks
11 1 (4.00%) Blue Coat
11 1 (4.00%) Fortinet
11 1 (4.00%) Imperva
11 1 (4.00%) ServiceNow
11 1 (4.00%) Trend Micro