Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 349 347 321
Rank change year-on-year -2 -26 +6
Contract jobs citing CCSE 24 28 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.15% 0.17% 0.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.65% 0.75% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 25 29
South East median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £363 £325 £315
90th Percentile £538 £593 £426
England median daily rate £375 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -11.76% +13.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England 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 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 3,711 3,716 4,048
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 23.19% 22.45% 26.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,079 2,087 2,476
South East median daily rate £425 £403 £409
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.59% -1.59% +2.25%
10th Percentile £244 £220 £260
90th Percentile £588 £566 £575
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 191 219
South East median hourly rate £37.50 £25.00 £23.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% +7.11% -33.31%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £55.00 £48.75 £50.00
England median hourly rate £28.52 £23.44 £25.50
% change year-on-year +21.66% -8.09% -0.62%

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 17 January 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 17 January 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
Surrey -7 16 £525 +5.00% 1
Hampshire -31 7 £375 -
West Sussex -16 1 £375 +17.19%
CCSE
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 24 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 24 (100.00%) Firewall
2 19 (79.17%) CCSA
2 19 (79.17%) Network Security
3 16 (66.67%) F5
3 16 (66.67%) Palo Alto
3 16 (66.67%) Juniper
4 14 (58.33%) CA
4 14 (58.33%) Check Point Certification
4 14 (58.33%) Blue Coat
4 14 (58.33%) BIG-IP
4 14 (58.33%) FortiGate
4 14 (58.33%) Performance Tuning
4 14 (58.33%) Migration
5 7 (29.17%) NetScaler
5 7 (29.17%) Citrix
6 4 (16.67%) Cisco
7 3 (12.50%) MPLS
7 3 (12.50%) Load Balancing
8 2 (8.33%) IronPort
8 2 (8.33%) DataPower
8 2 (8.33%) Skype for Business
8 2 (8.33%) Cisco Wireless
8 2 (8.33%) Avaya
8 2 (8.33%) JNCIP
8 2 (8.33%) JNCIE
8 2 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (8.33%) Wireless
8 2 (8.33%) IBM
8 2 (8.33%) CCIE

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 2 (8.33%) Skype for Business
2 1 (4.17%) Apache
2 1 (4.17%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (100.00%) Firewall
2 19 (79.17%) Network Security
3 14 (58.33%) BIG-IP
4 7 (29.17%) NetScaler
5 3 (12.50%) MPLS
6 2 (8.33%) Cisco Wireless
6 2 (8.33%) SMTP
6 2 (8.33%) VPN
6 2 (8.33%) WAN
6 2 (8.33%) Wireless
7 1 (4.17%) DNS
7 1 (4.17%) FTP
7 1 (4.17%) HTTP
7 1 (4.17%) SSL
7 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
Job Titles
1 17 (70.83%) Security Engineer
2 12 (50.00%) Firewall Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Network Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Network Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Blue Coat Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) DataPower
2 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.17%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) Check Point GAiA
1 1 (4.17%) Linux
1 1 (4.17%) Unix
1 1 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (58.33%) Migration
1 14 (58.33%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (12.50%) Load Balancing
3 1 (4.17%) Data Loss Prevention
3 1 (4.17%) SIEM
3 1 (4.17%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 19 (79.17%) CCSA
2 14 (58.33%) Check Point Certification
3 2 (8.33%) CCDA
3 2 (8.33%) CCDP
3 2 (8.33%) CCIE
3 2 (8.33%) CCNA
3 2 (8.33%) CCNP
3 2 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (8.33%) JNCIE
3 2 (8.33%) JNCIP
4 1 (4.17%) Citrix Certification
Systems Management
1 14 (58.33%) FortiGate
2 1 (4.17%) SCCM
2 1 (4.17%) SCOM
Vendors
1 24 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 16 (66.67%) F5
2 16 (66.67%) Juniper
2 16 (66.67%) Palo Alto
3 14 (58.33%) Blue Coat
3 14 (58.33%) CA
4 7 (29.17%) Citrix
5 4 (16.67%) Cisco
6 2 (8.33%) Avaya
6 2 (8.33%) IBM
6 2 (8.33%) IronPort