The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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)
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 539 602 576
Rank change year-on-year +63 -26  
Contract jobs citing CCSE 69 37 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.069% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.74% 0.33% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 16 46
Median daily rate £361 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.68% -3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £320 £389
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £425
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.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 9361 11155 10845
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.76% 20.82% 20.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 5974 6974 6147
Median daily rate £420 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +1.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £255 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £555 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 450 405 501
Median hourly rate £30.00 £37.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.91% +64.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.26 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £57.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -25.20% +73.91%  

CCSE
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

CCSE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing CCSE.

Contractor daily rate trend for CCSE in the UK

CCSE
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CCSE over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CCSE in the UK

CCSE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCSE.

Contractor hourly rate trend for CCSE in the UK

CCSE
Top 29 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCSE within the UK 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
England +55 61 £375 -6.25% 14
South East +28 27 £350 -30.00% 4
North East - 20 £363 -
Hampshire +26 19 £415 +6.41%
Newcastle upon Tyne - 19 £373 -
Tyne and Wear - 19 £373 -
Hook - 13 £423 -
London +26 12 £438 +4.16% 7
Scotland - 8 £319 -
Buckinghamshire 0 6 £342 -
Erskine - 6 £319 -
Renfrewshire - 6 £319 -
City of London -5 4 £525 - 1
Milton Keynes - 4 £350 -
Yorkshire +13 3 £375 -
North Yorkshire - 3 £375 -
Middlesbrough - 3 £375 -
Berkshire +23 2 £350 - 4
Nottinghamshire +9 1 £400 -
Nottingham +7 1 £400 -
East of England -1 1 £425 +3.03%
Havant -4 1 - -
East Midlands -8 1 £400 -
Durham - 1 £363 -
Newton Aycliffe - 1 £363 -
Colchester - 1 £425 -
Bracknell - 1 £350 -
Glasgow - 1 £290 -
Essex - 1 £425 -

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 with a requirement for CCSE.

1 105 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 100 (95.24%) Cisco
3 98 (93.33%) Firewall
4 84 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
5 83 (79.05%) CCNP
6 81 (77.14%) Juniper
7 69 (65.71%) LAN
8 65 (61.90%) CCSA
9 58 (55.24%) Wireless
10 57 (54.29%) ITIL
10 57 (54.29%) Security Cleared
10 57 (54.29%) F5
11 56 (53.33%) WAN
12 51 (48.57%) CCIE
12 51 (48.57%) Network Design
13 48 (45.71%) HP
13 48 (45.71%) SC Cleared
13 48 (45.71%) Riverbed
14 46 (43.81%) Cisco ASA
14 46 (43.81%) FortiGate
14 46 (43.81%) Fortinet
15 44 (41.90%) JNCIA
15 44 (41.90%) Service Management
16 43 (40.95%) CCDP
16 43 (40.95%) CCIP
16 43 (40.95%) JNCIE
17 41 (39.05%) ITSM
18 38 (36.19%) Degree
18 38 (36.19%) BIG-IP
19 37 (35.24%) Aruba

CCSE
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (1.90%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (1.90%) MS Excel
1 2 (1.90%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.95%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.95%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 98 (93.33%) Firewall
2 69 (65.71%) LAN
3 58 (55.24%) Wireless
4 56 (53.33%) WAN
5 46 (43.81%) Cisco ASA
6 38 (36.19%) BIG-IP
7 32 (30.48%) Network Security
8 19 (18.10%) VPN
9 15 (14.29%) SSL
10 11 (10.48%) Cisco Nexus
11 8 (7.62%) TACACS
12 7 (6.67%) Cisco IOS
13 6 (5.71%) OSPF
13 6 (5.71%) Wi-Fi
14 5 (4.76%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 5 (4.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 5 (4.76%) Wireshark
15 4 (3.81%) BGP
15 4 (3.81%) DHCP
15 4 (3.81%) DNS
Development Applications
1 1 (0.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 30 (28.57%) Telecoms
2 8 (7.62%) Finance
3 7 (6.67%) Banking
4 1 (0.95%) Advertising
4 1 (0.95%) Legal
Job Titles
1 72 (68.57%) Network Engineer
2 15 (14.29%) Security Engineer
3 14 (13.33%) Network Security Engineer
4 13 (12.38%) Senior Network Engineer
5 11 (10.48%) Analyst
6 9 (8.57%) Network Analyst
6 9 (8.57%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 9 (8.57%) Senior Security Engineer
7 8 (7.62%) Senior Network Security Engineer
8 7 (6.67%) Firewall Engineer
9 6 (5.71%) Cisco Engineer
9 6 (5.71%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 6 (5.71%) Senior Firewall Engineer
10 5 (4.76%) Consultant
10 5 (4.76%) Network Consultant
10 5 (4.76%) Network Specialist
10 5 (4.76%) Security Specialist
11 4 (3.81%) Network Security Specialist
12 3 (2.86%) Firewall Analyst
12 3 (2.86%) Network Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.90%) Web Services
2 1 (0.95%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 27 (25.71%) Computer Science
2 10 (9.52%) Data Centre
3 5 (4.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (1.90%) Fat Client
4 2 (1.90%) Private Cloud
4 2 (1.90%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.95%) DataPower
5 1 (0.95%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.95%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.71%) Linux
2 1 (0.95%) Unix
2 1 (0.95%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (54.29%) ITIL
2 51 (48.57%) Network Design
3 44 (41.90%) Service Management
4 41 (39.05%) ITSM
5 5 (4.76%) DDoS Mitigation
5 5 (4.76%) Mentoring
5 5 (4.76%) Penetration Testing
6 4 (3.81%) Change Management
6 4 (3.81%) Project Management
7 3 (2.86%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (2.86%) Fault Management
7 3 (2.86%) Incident Management
7 3 (2.86%) Infrastructure Management
7 3 (2.86%) Network Management
7 3 (2.86%) Service Design
8 2 (1.90%) E-Discovery
8 2 (1.90%) Network Architecture
8 2 (1.90%) Presales
8 2 (1.90%) SIEM
8 2 (1.90%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.90%) Python
Qualifications
1 84 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 83 (79.05%) CCNP
3 65 (61.90%) CCSA
4 57 (54.29%) Security Cleared
5 51 (48.57%) CCIE
6 48 (45.71%) SC Cleared
7 44 (41.90%) JNCIA
8 43 (40.95%) CCDP
8 43 (40.95%) CCIP
8 43 (40.95%) JNCIE
9 38 (36.19%) Degree
10 33 (31.43%) HP ASE
10 33 (31.43%) HP MASE
11 15 (14.29%) Check Point Certification
12 13 (12.38%) CCSP
13 6 (5.71%) CCMSE
13 6 (5.71%) CCNA
14 5 (4.76%) JNCIP
15 4 (3.81%) DV Cleared
16 3 (2.86%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.86%) SLA
2 2 (1.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.95%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.95%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.90%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 46 (43.81%) FortiGate
2 2 (1.90%) EnCase
2 2 (1.90%) Nagios
3 1 (0.95%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (0.95%) HP NNM
Vendors
1 105 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 100 (95.24%) Cisco
3 81 (77.14%) Juniper
4 57 (54.29%) F5
5 48 (45.71%) HP
5 48 (45.71%) Riverbed
6 46 (43.81%) Fortinet
7 37 (35.24%) Aruba
8 15 (14.29%) Citrix
9 14 (13.33%) Palo Alto
10 11 (10.48%) Blue Coat
11 8 (7.62%) Nokia
12 7 (6.67%) Extreme Networks
12 7 (6.67%) Microsoft
12 7 (6.67%) Samsung
13 4 (3.81%) Infoblox
13 4 (3.81%) VMware
14 3 (2.86%) Brocade
14 3 (2.86%) Dell
15 2 (1.90%) Computacenter