The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for CCSP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 June 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.

Cisco Certified Security Professional (CCSP)
England / London
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 397 424 418
Rank change year-on-year +27 -6  
Contract jobs citing CCSP 15 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.073% 0.018% 0.017%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.44% 0.11% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 2 0
Median daily rate £487 £450 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.27% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +20.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 - £40.00

CCSP 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 3388 3669 3639
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 16.57% 16.93% 15.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2216 2547 2335
Median daily rate £475 £454 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.68% +6.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £625 £593
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 44 94
Median hourly rate £19.50 £19.00 £24.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.63% -22.01%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £14.02 £15.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £32.00 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.21 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.25% +25.22%  

CCSP
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing CCSP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for CCSP in London

CCSP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing CCSP in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for CCSP in London

CCSP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCSP in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for CCSP in London

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing CCSP 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 CCSP.

1 38 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (78.95%) Firewall
3 20 (52.63%) CISM
3 20 (52.63%) ITIL
3 20 (52.63%) Windows
3 20 (52.63%) CISSP
3 20 (52.63%) Information Security
4 17 (44.74%) Degree
4 17 (44.74%) PCI DSS
5 16 (42.11%) CCNP
5 16 (42.11%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 15 (39.47%) Computer Science Degree
6 15 (39.47%) Cisco
6 15 (39.47%) Linux
6 15 (39.47%) Wireless
6 15 (39.47%) Computer Science
7 14 (36.84%) Penetration Testing
7 14 (36.84%) Mac OS X
7 14 (36.84%) CheckPoint
7 14 (36.84%) Internet
7 14 (36.84%) SANS
7 14 (36.84%) Web Filtering
7 14 (36.84%) LogRhythm
7 14 (36.84%) Kalman Filter
8 13 (34.21%) SIEM
8 13 (34.21%) Management Information System
9 12 (31.58%) Intrusion Detection
9 12 (31.58%) Email Filtering
9 12 (31.58%) Identity Access Management
9 12 (31.58%) Rapid7

CCSP
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 5 (13.16%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.63%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (13.16%) Office 365
3 1 (2.63%) PaaS
3 1 (2.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (78.95%) Firewall
2 15 (39.47%) Wireless
3 14 (36.84%) Internet
4 12 (31.58%) Intrusion Detection
5 10 (26.32%) Network Security
6 7 (18.42%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (13.16%) NAS
7 5 (13.16%) SAN
8 4 (10.53%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (10.53%) DNS
8 4 (10.53%) SNMP
9 3 (7.89%) BGP
9 3 (7.89%) DHCP
9 3 (7.89%) EIGRP
9 3 (7.89%) Ethernet
9 3 (7.89%) Fast Ethernet
9 3 (7.89%) IPsec
9 3 (7.89%) MPLS
9 3 (7.89%) OSPF
9 3 (7.89%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 5 (13.16%) Big Data
2 5 (13.16%) Hadoop
2 5 (13.16%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (13.16%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (13.16%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 6 (15.79%) Finance
2 3 (7.89%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (28.95%) Analyst
1 11 (28.95%) Security Analyst
2 9 (23.68%) Network Engineer
3 8 (21.05%) Network Security Engineer
3 8 (21.05%) Security Engineer
4 7 (18.42%) Vulnerability Analyst
5 6 (15.79%) SIEM Analyst
6 5 (13.16%) Architect
6 5 (13.16%) Technical Architect
7 4 (10.53%) Consultant
7 4 (10.53%) Incident Handler
7 4 (10.53%) Information Security Consultant
7 4 (10.53%) Security Consultant
7 4 (10.53%) Security Incident Handler
8 3 (7.89%) Firewall Engineer
8 3 (7.89%) Network Security Specialist
8 3 (7.89%) Network Specialist
8 3 (7.89%) Security Specialist
8 3 (7.89%) Senior Network Security Engineer
8 3 (7.89%) Senior Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 15 (39.47%) Computer Science
2 13 (34.21%) Management Information System
3 5 (13.16%) Clustering
4 2 (5.26%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.63%) BYOD
5 1 (2.63%) Cyber Attack
5 1 (2.63%) Cybercrime
Operating Systems
1 20 (52.63%) Windows
2 15 (39.47%) Linux
3 14 (36.84%) Mac OS X
4 5 (13.16%) Solaris
4 5 (13.16%) Windows Vista
5 3 (7.89%) Unix
6 1 (2.63%) Windows Server
6 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (52.63%) Information Security
1 20 (52.63%) ITIL
2 14 (36.84%) Kalman Filter
2 14 (36.84%) Penetration Testing
2 14 (36.84%) Web Filtering
3 13 (34.21%) SIEM
4 12 (31.58%) Email Filtering
4 12 (31.58%) Identity Access Management
5 10 (26.32%) Malware Analysis
5 10 (26.32%) Security Monitoring
5 10 (26.32%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 6 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (13.16%) DevOps
7 5 (13.16%) ITIL V3
7 5 (13.16%) PRINCE2
7 5 (13.16%) TOGAF
8 4 (10.53%) Digital Forensics
8 4 (10.53%) Risk Management
9 3 (7.89%) Data Protection
9 3 (7.89%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.16%) PowerShell
2 4 (10.53%) Python
3 1 (2.63%) SQL
Qualifications
1 38 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (52.63%) CISM
2 20 (52.63%) CISSP
3 17 (44.74%) Degree
4 16 (42.11%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 16 (42.11%) CCNP
5 15 (39.47%) Computer Science Degree
6 14 (36.84%) SANS
7 6 (15.79%) CCDP
7 6 (15.79%) CCNA
7 6 (15.79%) MCSE
7 6 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (13.16%) DV Cleared
8 5 (13.16%) MCITP
8 5 (13.16%) SC Cleared
8 5 (13.16%) Security Cleared
8 5 (13.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (10.53%) GCIH
9 4 (10.53%) GIAC
10 3 (7.89%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (44.74%) PCI DSS
2 10 (26.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (7.89%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 3 (7.89%) RMADS
4 2 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (2.63%) ISO 22301
5 1 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 1 (2.63%) JSP 440
System Software
1 8 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (13.16%) Active Directory
2 5 (13.16%) Hyper-V
3 3 (7.89%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 5 (13.16%) Microsoft Clustering
1 5 (13.16%) SCCM
1 5 (13.16%) SCOM
2 2 (5.26%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 15 (39.47%) Cisco
2 14 (36.84%) CheckPoint
2 14 (36.84%) LogRhythm
3 12 (31.58%) Rapid7
4 11 (28.95%) Dell
4 11 (28.95%) Palo Alto
5 9 (23.68%) Juniper
6 8 (21.05%) VMware
7 6 (15.79%) Microsoft
8 5 (13.16%) F5
8 5 (13.16%) Fortinet
8 5 (13.16%) HP
8 5 (13.16%) StorageTek
8 5 (13.16%) Sun
9 3 (7.89%) Arista
9 3 (7.89%) Citrix
10 2 (5.26%) Blue Coat
10 2 (5.26%) FireEye
10 2 (5.26%) TippingPoint
11 1 (2.63%) Foundry