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 28 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.

Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE)
England / South East
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 227 255 260
Rank change year-on-year +28 +5  
Contract jobs citing CCSE 27 12 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.34% 0.13% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.22% 0.47% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 3 4
Median daily rate £350 £500 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.00% +26.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £412 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £500 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £390 £401
% change year-on-year -7.69% -2.62%  
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 the South East.

Academic & Professional Certification
South East
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2217 2564 2718
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 28.29% 27.64% 27.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1327 1581 1396
Median daily rate £409 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £270 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 137 109 110
Median hourly rate £27.38 £37.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.00% +64.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.20 £62.30 £50.44
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -25.20% +73.91%  

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 28 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 28 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
Hampshire +26 19 £415 +6.41%
Buckinghamshire 0 6 £342 -
Berkshire +23 2 £350 - 7
CCSE
England

CCSE
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 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 South East region with a requirement for CCSE.

1 38 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 38 (100.00%) Firewall
2 34 (89.47%) Cisco
3 31 (81.58%) LAN
3 31 (81.58%) Juniper
4 28 (73.68%) CCSA
5 27 (71.05%) CCNP
5 27 (71.05%) Cisco Certification
6 26 (68.42%) Security Cleared
7 25 (65.79%) SC Cleared
7 25 (65.79%) Network Design
8 24 (63.16%) F5
9 23 (60.53%) WAN
10 21 (55.26%) ITIL
11 20 (52.63%) CCIE
11 20 (52.63%) Wireless
12 18 (47.37%) JNCIA
12 18 (47.37%) JNCIE
12 18 (47.37%) CCIP
12 18 (47.37%) CCDP
12 18 (47.37%) HP
12 18 (47.37%) FortiGate
12 18 (47.37%) Fortinet
12 18 (47.37%) Degree
12 18 (47.37%) Riverbed
12 18 (47.37%) Aruba
13 17 (44.74%) Service Management
13 17 (44.74%) ITSM
14 16 (42.11%) BIG-IP
14 16 (42.11%) HP ASE

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:

Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 38 (100.00%) Firewall
2 31 (81.58%) LAN
3 23 (60.53%) WAN
4 20 (52.63%) Wireless
5 16 (42.11%) BIG-IP
6 14 (36.84%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (18.42%) Network Security
7 7 (18.42%) VPN
8 6 (15.79%) TACACS
9 5 (13.16%) SSL
10 2 (5.26%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (2.63%) Cisco IOS
11 1 (2.63%) DNS
11 1 (2.63%) FTP
11 1 (2.63%) Intrusion Detection
11 1 (2.63%) SMTP
11 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP
General
1 13 (34.21%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (57.89%) Network Engineer
2 7 (18.42%) Analyst
2 7 (18.42%) Network Analyst
3 4 (10.53%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Check Point Analyst
4 3 (7.89%) Firewall Analyst
4 3 (7.89%) Senior Network Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Security Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) Check Point Consultant
6 1 (2.63%) Consultant
6 1 (2.63%) Deployment Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) Design Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) Firewall Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) Network Consultant
6 1 (2.63%) Network Design Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) Network Security Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) Security Specialist
6 1 (2.63%) Senior Security Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) SOC Specialist
6 1 (2.63%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.63%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 13 (34.21%) Computer Science
2 7 (18.42%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.63%) DataPower
3 1 (2.63%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.63%) Linux
1 1 (2.63%) Unix
1 1 (2.63%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (65.79%) Network Design
2 21 (55.26%) ITIL
3 17 (44.74%) ITSM
3 17 (44.74%) Service Management
4 2 (5.26%) Change Management
4 2 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (5.26%) SIEM
5 1 (2.63%) Customer Requirements
5 1 (2.63%) Data Loss Prevention
5 1 (2.63%) Database Security
5 1 (2.63%) Email Filtering
5 1 (2.63%) Ethical Hacking
5 1 (2.63%) Fault Management
5 1 (2.63%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.63%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (2.63%) Mentoring
5 1 (2.63%) Presales
5 1 (2.63%) Service Design
5 1 (2.63%) Web Filtering
Qualifications
1 28 (73.68%) CCSA
2 27 (71.05%) CCNP
2 27 (71.05%) Cisco Certification
3 26 (68.42%) Security Cleared
4 25 (65.79%) SC Cleared
5 20 (52.63%) CCIE
6 18 (47.37%) CCDP
6 18 (47.37%) CCIP
6 18 (47.37%) Degree
6 18 (47.37%) JNCIA
6 18 (47.37%) JNCIE
7 16 (42.11%) HP ASE
7 16 (42.11%) HP MASE
8 5 (13.16%) Check Point Certification
9 3 (7.89%) CCSP
10 2 (5.26%) JNCIP
11 1 (2.63%) CCNA
11 1 (2.63%) CEH
11 1 (2.63%) CISSP
11 1 (2.63%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.63%) PCI DSS
1 1 (2.63%) SLA
Systems Management
1 18 (47.37%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 38 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 34 (89.47%) Cisco
3 31 (81.58%) Juniper
4 24 (63.16%) F5
5 18 (47.37%) Aruba
5 18 (47.37%) Fortinet
5 18 (47.37%) HP
5 18 (47.37%) Riverbed
6 7 (18.42%) Citrix
7 6 (15.79%) Blue Coat
7 6 (15.79%) Nokia
8 2 (5.26%) Extreme Networks
8 2 (5.26%) Samsung
9 1 (2.63%) Foundry
9 1 (2.63%) IBM
9 1 (2.63%) Intel Security
9 1 (2.63%) IronPort
9 1 (2.63%) LogRhythm
9 1 (2.63%) Palo Alto