The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for CCSE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 22 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.

Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE)
England / South East
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 238 244 253
Rank change year-on-year +6 +9  
Contract jobs citing CCSE 12 27 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.15% 0.30% 0.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.64% 1.06% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 2
Median daily rate £460 £325 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.53% -20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £315 £391
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £450 £421
UK excluding London median daily rate £455 £425 £350
% change year-on-year +7.05% +21.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 6
Median hourly rate - £52.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +34.61%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.93 £52.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year -39.19% +34.61%  

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 the South East.

Academic & Professional Certification
South East
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1879 2536 2348
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 24.19% 28.11% 24.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1030 1479 1307
Median daily rate £405 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £286 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 96 121
Median hourly rate £18.00 £24.06 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.18% +11.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £57.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £29.75 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.24% +23.34%  

CCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

CCSE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing CCSE in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for CCSE in the South East

CCSE
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CCSE in the South East over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CCSE in the South East

CCSE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCSE in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for CCSE in the South East

CCSE
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCSE within the South East region over the 3 months to 22 June 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
Hampshire +15 11 £460 +2.22%
Buckinghamshire -16 1 £357 -
CCSE
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 South East region with a requirement for CCSE.

1 39 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 39 (100.00%) Firewall
2 38 (97.44%) Cisco
3 36 (92.31%) Cisco Certification
4 35 (89.74%) CCSA
5 34 (87.18%) CCNP
5 34 (87.18%) LAN
6 33 (84.62%) WAN
6 33 (84.62%) Security Cleared
7 32 (82.05%) F5
7 32 (82.05%) Juniper
8 29 (74.36%) SC Cleared
9 27 (69.23%) CCDP
9 27 (69.23%) ITIL
9 27 (69.23%) CCIE
10 26 (66.67%) Network Design
10 26 (66.67%) Wireless
11 25 (64.10%) JNCIA
11 25 (64.10%) JNCIE
11 25 (64.10%) Fortinet
11 25 (64.10%) CCIP
11 25 (64.10%) FortiGate
11 25 (64.10%) Riverbed
12 24 (61.54%) HP
12 24 (61.54%) Service Management
12 24 (61.54%) ITSM
13 22 (56.41%) BIG-IP
13 22 (56.41%) Aruba
14 21 (53.85%) HP ASE
14 21 (53.85%) HP MASE

CCSE
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 39 (100.00%) Firewall
2 34 (87.18%) LAN
3 33 (84.62%) WAN
4 26 (66.67%) Wireless
5 22 (56.41%) BIG-IP
6 10 (25.64%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (17.95%) TACACS
8 3 (7.69%) Network Security
9 2 (5.13%) BGP
9 2 (5.13%) MPLS
9 2 (5.13%) OSPF
9 2 (5.13%) VPN
10 1 (2.56%) Cisco ISE
10 1 (2.56%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (2.56%) DNS
10 1 (2.56%) FTP
10 1 (2.56%) Multicast
10 1 (2.56%) SMTP
10 1 (2.56%) SSL
10 1 (2.56%) TCP/IP
General
1 19 (48.72%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (64.10%) Network Engineer
2 6 (15.38%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 5 (12.82%) Senior Network Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Analyst
4 4 (10.26%) Design Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Network Analyst
4 4 (10.26%) Network Design Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Security Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Technical Design Authority
6 1 (2.56%) Check Point Analyst
6 1 (2.56%) Firewall Analyst
6 1 (2.56%) Firewall Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) Network Deployment Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) Network Security Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) Senior Design Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) Senior Network Design Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) Senior Security Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) Technical Design Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 19 (48.72%) Computer Science
2 7 (17.95%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.56%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.56%) Linux
1 1 (2.56%) Unix
1 1 (2.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (69.23%) ITIL
2 26 (66.67%) Network Design
3 24 (61.54%) ITSM
3 24 (61.54%) Service Management
4 3 (7.69%) SIEM
5 2 (5.13%) Change Management
6 1 (2.56%) Customer Requirements
6 1 (2.56%) Data Loss Prevention
6 1 (2.56%) Fault Management
6 1 (2.56%) Incident Management
6 1 (2.56%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (2.56%) Mentoring
6 1 (2.56%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.56%) Service Design
Qualifications
1 36 (92.31%) Cisco Certification
2 35 (89.74%) CCSA
3 34 (87.18%) CCNP
4 33 (84.62%) Security Cleared
5 29 (74.36%) SC Cleared
6 27 (69.23%) CCDP
6 27 (69.23%) CCIE
7 25 (64.10%) CCIP
7 25 (64.10%) JNCIA
7 25 (64.10%) JNCIE
8 21 (53.85%) HP ASE
8 21 (53.85%) HP MASE
9 20 (51.28%) Degree
10 19 (48.72%) Computer Science Degree
11 4 (10.26%) DV Cleared
12 2 (5.13%) CCIE Security
13 1 (2.56%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) SLA
Systems Management
1 25 (64.10%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.56%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 39 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 38 (97.44%) Cisco
3 32 (82.05%) F5
3 32 (82.05%) Juniper
4 25 (64.10%) Fortinet
4 25 (64.10%) Riverbed
5 24 (61.54%) HP
6 22 (56.41%) Aruba
7 8 (20.51%) Citrix
8 7 (17.95%) Blue Coat
8 7 (17.95%) Nokia
9 2 (5.13%) Palo Alto
10 1 (2.56%) BMC
10 1 (2.56%) Foundry
10 1 (2.56%) IBM
10 1 (2.56%) IronPort
10 1 (2.56%) Microsoft
10 1 (2.56%) Remedy