Period
to 18 November 2018

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 6 months to 18 November 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 > South East
6 months to
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 349 344 352
Rank change year-on-year -5 +8 -1
Contract jobs citing CCSE 32 26 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.20% 0.16% 0.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.87% 0.69% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 22 24
South East median daily rate £413 £448 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.82% +27.86% -
10th Percentile £363 £338 £309
90th Percentile £488 £525 £409
England median daily rate £375 £448 £375
% change year-on-year -16.20% +19.33% -6.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
South East median hourly rate - - £48.75
England median hourly rate - - £48.75

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 the South East with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South East
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 3,680 3,762 4,360
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.44% 22.52% 26.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,051 2,138 2,675
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £240 £213 £255
90th Percentile £580 £550 £550
England median daily rate £450 £428 £425
% change year-on-year +5.26% +0.59% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 218 218
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £25.69 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.70% -24.44% +24.77%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.00 £11.96
90th Percentile £54.83 £50.00 £52.25
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.12 £25.50
% change year-on-year -0.48% -1.49% +10.87%

CCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing CCSE as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

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 6 months to 18 November 2018.

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 6 months to 18 November 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
Surrey +1 19 £456 -8.75% 3
Hampshire -24 9 £375 -6.25%
Thames Valley +20 3 £413 -2.94% 1
Berkshire -10 2 £394 -37.00% 1
Buckinghamshire +23 1 £463 +32.14%
West Sussex - 1 £375 - 2
CCSE
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 South East region with a requirement for CCSE.

1 32 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 32 (100.00%) Firewall
2 23 (71.88%) CCSA
3 20 (62.50%) Network Security
3 20 (62.50%) Juniper
4 19 (59.38%) Blue Coat
4 19 (59.38%) Palo Alto
5 18 (56.25%) FortiGate
5 18 (56.25%) Check Point Certification
6 17 (53.13%) F5
6 17 (53.13%) Performance Tuning
7 16 (50.00%) Migration
8 15 (46.88%) CA
8 15 (46.88%) BIG-IP
9 9 (28.13%) Cisco
9 9 (28.13%) Citrix
9 9 (28.13%) NetScaler
10 6 (18.75%) VPN
10 6 (18.75%) Load Balancing
11 5 (15.63%) DataPower
11 5 (15.63%) SMTP
11 5 (15.63%) Windows
11 5 (15.63%) Linux
11 5 (15.63%) IBM
11 5 (15.63%) TCP/IP
11 5 (15.63%) IronPort
11 5 (15.63%) Check Point GAiA
12 4 (12.50%) Data Loss Prevention
12 4 (12.50%) SCCM
12 4 (12.50%) SCOM

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 4 (12.50%) Apache
1 4 (12.50%) IIS
2 1 (3.13%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 32 (100.00%) Firewall
2 20 (62.50%) Network Security
3 15 (46.88%) BIG-IP
4 9 (28.13%) NetScaler
5 6 (18.75%) VPN
6 5 (15.63%) SMTP
6 5 (15.63%) TCP/IP
7 4 (12.50%) DNS
7 4 (12.50%) FTP
7 4 (12.50%) HTTP
7 4 (12.50%) SSL
8 2 (6.25%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (6.25%) MPLS
8 2 (6.25%) WAN
9 1 (3.13%) Cisco ISE
9 1 (3.13%) Cisco Wireless
9 1 (3.13%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 1 (3.13%) HSRP
9 1 (3.13%) NX-OS
9 1 (3.13%) Spanning Tree
Job Titles
1 22 (68.75%) Firewall Engineer
2 15 (46.88%) Security Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Network Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Architect
5 1 (3.13%) Blue Coat Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Juniper Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Network Architect
5 1 (3.13%) Senior Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) DataPower
2 4 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 4 (12.50%) PKI
3 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.13%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.63%) Check Point GAiA
1 5 (15.63%) Linux
1 5 (15.63%) Windows
2 4 (12.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (53.13%) Performance Tuning
2 16 (50.00%) Migration
3 6 (18.75%) Load Balancing
4 4 (12.50%) Data Loss Prevention
4 4 (12.50%) SIEM
4 4 (12.50%) Time Management
5 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 1 (3.13%) ITIL
5 1 (3.13%) Mentoring
5 1 (3.13%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.13%) Bash Shell
1 1 (3.13%) Python
1 1 (3.13%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 23 (71.88%) CCSA
2 18 (56.25%) Check Point Certification
3 4 (12.50%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (6.25%) CCNA
4 2 (6.25%) CCNP
4 2 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (3.13%) CCDA
5 1 (3.13%) CCDP
5 1 (3.13%) CCIE
5 1 (3.13%) CISSP
5 1 (3.13%) Degree
5 1 (3.13%) JNCIA
5 1 (3.13%) JNCIE
5 1 (3.13%) JNCIP
5 1 (3.13%) JNCIS
5 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (6.25%) ProxySG
2 1 (3.13%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 18 (56.25%) FortiGate
2 4 (12.50%) SCCM
2 4 (12.50%) SCOM
3 1 (3.13%) ArcSight ESM
Vendors
1 32 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 20 (62.50%) Juniper
3 19 (59.38%) Blue Coat
3 19 (59.38%) Palo Alto
4 17 (53.13%) F5
5 15 (46.88%) CA
6 9 (28.13%) Cisco
6 9 (28.13%) Citrix
7 5 (15.63%) IBM
7 5 (15.63%) IronPort
8 2 (6.25%) Barracuda Networks
9 1 (3.13%) ArcSight
9 1 (3.13%) Avaya
9 1 (3.13%) McAfee
9 1 (3.13%) Radware
9 1 (3.13%) VMware
9 1 (3.13%) Zscaler