Period
to 19 October 2019

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 19 October 2019 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
19 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 328 346 344
Rank change year-on-year +18 -2 +2
Contract jobs citing CCSE 14 29 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.10% 0.18% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.40% 0.80% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 13 21
South East median daily rate £375 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% -5.56% +33.33%
10th Percentile £263 £363 £381
90th Percentile £500 £488 £525
England median daily rate £450 £413 £450
% change year-on-year +9.09% -8.33% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
South East median hourly rate £40.00 - -
England median hourly rate £40.00 - -

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 3,463 3,619 3,644
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 25.29% 22.01% 22.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,961 2,015 2,068
South East median daily rate £428 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.59% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £256 £231 £215
90th Percentile £594 £575 £550
England median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 240 215 214
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £25.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +59.62% -8.87%
10th Percentile £14.94 £13.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £82.50 £53.75 £48.75
England median hourly rate £36.00 £25.00 £26.55
% change year-on-year +44.00% -5.85% +4.13%

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 19 October 2019.

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 19 October 2019. 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
Thames Valley +21 6 £375 -5.96% 3
Buckinghamshire +23 5 £350 -24.32% 2
Hampshire +7 5 £375 - 1
West Sussex +21 2 £438 +16.67%
Surrey +14 1 £500 +9.59% 1
Berkshire -10 1 £425 +10.39% 1
CCSE
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 2019, 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 14 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 11 (78.57%) Firewall
3 8 (57.14%) Cisco
4 6 (42.86%) CCSA
4 6 (42.86%) Network Security
4 6 (42.86%) Juniper
5 5 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (35.71%) Check Point GAiA
6 4 (28.57%) F5
6 4 (28.57%) Citrix
6 4 (28.57%) CCNP
6 4 (28.57%) Windows
6 4 (28.57%) TCP/IP
6 4 (28.57%) VPN
6 4 (28.57%) Blue Coat
6 4 (28.57%) Load Balancing
7 3 (21.43%) Sourcefire
7 3 (21.43%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (21.43%) WAN
7 3 (21.43%) LAN
7 3 (21.43%) Unix
7 3 (21.43%) McAfee
7 3 (21.43%) NetScreen
7 3 (21.43%) NetScaler
8 2 (14.29%) HSRP
8 2 (14.29%) SIEM
8 2 (14.29%) OSPF
8 2 (14.29%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (14.29%) Mentoring
8 2 (14.29%) Spanning Tree

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 (7.14%) Apache
1 1 (7.14%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Azure
1 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (78.57%) Firewall
2 6 (42.86%) Network Security
3 4 (28.57%) TCP/IP
3 4 (28.57%) VPN
4 3 (21.43%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (21.43%) LAN
4 3 (21.43%) NetScaler
4 3 (21.43%) NetScreen
4 3 (21.43%) Sourcefire
4 3 (21.43%) WAN
5 2 (14.29%) BGP
5 2 (14.29%) DNS
5 2 (14.29%) FTP
5 2 (14.29%) HSRP
5 2 (14.29%) OSPF
5 2 (14.29%) SMTP
5 2 (14.29%) Spanning Tree
5 2 (14.29%) SSL
5 2 (14.29%) VoIP
6 1 (7.14%) TACACS
General
1 1 (7.14%) Banking
1 1 (7.14%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Network Engineer
2 7 (50.00%) Security Engineer
3 6 (42.86%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Firewall Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Implementation Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Network Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Network Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Security Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Switch Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) DataPower
1 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.14%) PKI
2 1 (7.14%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Check Point GAiA
2 4 (28.57%) Windows
3 3 (21.43%) Unix
4 2 (14.29%) Linux
5 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Load Balancing
2 2 (14.29%) Architectural Design
2 2 (14.29%) Data Loss Prevention
2 2 (14.29%) Mentoring
2 2 (14.29%) SIEM
2 2 (14.29%) Time Management
3 1 (7.14%) Change Management
3 1 (7.14%) High Availability
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL
3 1 (7.14%) Migration
3 1 (7.14%) Network Security Management
3 1 (7.14%) Project Delivery
3 1 (7.14%) Security Management
3 1 (7.14%) Server Management
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) CCSA
2 5 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (28.57%) CCNP
4 2 (14.29%) CCNA
4 2 (14.29%) CISSP
4 2 (14.29%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (7.14%) MCSE
5 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (7.14%) SCCM
2 1 (7.14%) SCOM
Vendors
1 14 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 8 (57.14%) Cisco
3 6 (42.86%) Juniper
4 4 (28.57%) Blue Coat
4 4 (28.57%) Citrix
4 4 (28.57%) F5
5 3 (21.43%) McAfee
6 2 (14.29%) IBM
6 2 (14.29%) IronPort
6 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
7 1 (7.14%) AlgoSec
7 1 (7.14%) HP
7 1 (7.14%) Okta
7 1 (7.14%) VMware