Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 345 343 339
Rank change year-on-year -2 -4 +13
Contract jobs citing CCSE 26 37 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.15% 0.22% 0.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.70% 0.86% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 24 30
South East median daily rate £448 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.86% - -5.41%
10th Percentile £338 £309 £331
90th Percentile £525 £409 £450
England median daily rate £435 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +16.00% -6.31% +6.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 7
South East median hourly rate - £48.75 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +25.00% -
England median hourly rate - £48.75 £39.00
% change year-on-year - +25.00% +0.65%

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 3727 4319 5144
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.13% 25.83% 26.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 2122 2645 3060
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £212 £255 £258
90th Percentile £550 £550 £525
England median daily rate £426 £424 £400
% change year-on-year +0.66% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 217 248
South East median hourly rate £25.06 £34.00 £29.95
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.29% +13.52% +76.18%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.71 £11.94
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.25 £50.53
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -1.96% +6.25% +26.32%

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 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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
Hampshire +20 13 £400 -8.57%
Thames Valley -39 7 £425 +21.43%
Surrey - 6 £500 -
Berkshire -17 4 £625 +78.57%
Buckinghamshire -26 3 £350 -12.50%
CCSE
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 26 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 26 (100.00%) Firewall
2 22 (84.62%) CCSA
3 16 (61.54%) ITIL
4 15 (57.69%) Cisco
4 15 (57.69%) Juniper
5 13 (50.00%) FortiGate
6 12 (46.15%) Network Security
6 12 (46.15%) Security Cleared
7 11 (42.31%) SC Cleared
7 11 (42.31%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (42.31%) CCNP
8 10 (38.46%) LAN
8 10 (38.46%) WAN
8 10 (38.46%) CCDP
8 10 (38.46%) F5
9 9 (34.62%) CCIE
9 9 (34.62%) Wireless
9 9 (34.62%) Fortinet
10 8 (30.77%) Degree
10 8 (30.77%) Network Design
10 8 (30.77%) BIG-IP
10 8 (30.77%) JNCIA
10 8 (30.77%) JNCIE
10 8 (30.77%) Telecoms
10 8 (30.77%) Service Management
10 8 (30.77%) ITSM
10 8 (30.77%) CCIP
10 8 (30.77%) Riverbed
11 7 (26.92%) Aruba

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 (3.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Maximo
1 1 (3.85%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.54%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 26 (100.00%) Firewall
2 12 (46.15%) Network Security
3 10 (38.46%) LAN
3 10 (38.46%) WAN
4 9 (34.62%) Wireless
5 8 (30.77%) BIG-IP
6 6 (23.08%) HTTP
6 6 (23.08%) TCP/IP
7 3 (11.54%) VPN
8 2 (7.69%) BGP
8 2 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (7.69%) MPLS
8 2 (7.69%) NetScaler
8 2 (7.69%) OSPF
8 2 (7.69%) Reverse Proxy
8 2 (7.69%) SMTP
8 2 (7.69%) SSL
9 1 (3.85%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 1 (3.85%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 8 (30.77%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (42.31%) Network Engineer
2 6 (23.08%) Consultant
3 5 (19.23%) Check Point Consultant
4 4 (15.38%) Security Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) Architect
5 3 (11.54%) Network Architect
5 3 (11.54%) Network Security Architect
5 3 (11.54%) Security Architect
6 2 (7.69%) Design Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Firewall Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Network Consultant
6 2 (7.69%) Network Design Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Check Point Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Cloud Architect
7 1 (3.85%) Cloud Consultant
7 1 (3.85%) Firewall Consultant
7 1 (3.85%) IP Network Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) IP Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) Computer Science
2 2 (7.69%) DataPower
3 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (61.54%) ITIL
2 8 (30.77%) ITSM
2 8 (30.77%) Network Design
2 8 (30.77%) Service Management
3 7 (26.92%) Migration
4 2 (7.69%) Information Assurance
4 2 (7.69%) Information Security
4 2 (7.69%) Load Balancing
4 2 (7.69%) Security Architecture
5 1 (3.85%) Change Management
5 1 (3.85%) Compliance Management
5 1 (3.85%) E-Commerce
5 1 (3.85%) Fault Analysis
5 1 (3.85%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (3.85%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.85%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (3.85%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.85%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 22 (84.62%) CCSA
2 12 (46.15%) Security Cleared
3 11 (42.31%) CCNP
3 11 (42.31%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (42.31%) SC Cleared
4 10 (38.46%) CCDP
5 9 (34.62%) CCIE
6 8 (30.77%) CCIP
6 8 (30.77%) Degree
6 8 (30.77%) JNCIA
6 8 (30.77%) JNCIE
7 7 (26.92%) Computer Science Degree
7 7 (26.92%) HP ASE
7 7 (26.92%) HP MASE
8 2 (7.69%) CISSP
Systems Management
1 13 (50.00%) FortiGate
2 2 (7.69%) MIMEsweeper
3 1 (3.85%) Ansible
3 1 (3.85%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 26 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 15 (57.69%) Cisco
2 15 (57.69%) Juniper
3 10 (38.46%) F5
4 9 (34.62%) Fortinet
5 8 (30.77%) Riverbed
6 7 (26.92%) Aruba
6 7 (26.92%) HP
6 7 (26.92%) Palo Alto
7 5 (19.23%) Barracuda Networks
8 3 (11.54%) Citrix
9 2 (7.69%) Blue Coat
9 2 (7.69%) IBM
9 2 (7.69%) IronPort
9 2 (7.69%) Remedy
10 1 (3.85%) BMC
10 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
10 1 (3.85%) Radware