Period
to 22 April 2018

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 6 months to 22 April 2018 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
6 months to
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 835 730 776
Rank change year-on-year -105 +46 -56
Contract jobs citing CCSE 47 106 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.046% 0.12% 0.088%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.24% 0.56% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 92 42
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -11.76% +3.03%
10th Percentile £310 £306 £323
90th Percentile £638 £538 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £419
% change year-on-year +3.45% -13.43% +4.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
UK median hourly rate - - £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £39.00

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 with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 19,388 18,841 22,720
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.17% 20.48% 21.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,663 11,928 14,049
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £239 £252 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £386
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.76% +2.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 867 928 902
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £29.92 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.46% +4.98% +42.50%
10th Percentile £12.37 £12.00 £11.53
90th Percentile £50.35 £52.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £29.92 £32.50
% change year-on-year -16.44% -7.94% +62.50%

CCSE
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing CCSE as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 22 April 2018.

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 9 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 6 months to 22 April 2018. 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
England -84 47 £375 -2.60% 3
London -49 24 £375 -6.25% 2
UK excluding London -87 23 £375 +3.45% 1
South East -45 17 £375 +4.68% 1
North of England -40 4 £313 -16.67%
Midlands -12 2 - -
Yorkshire -14 2 £338 -34.15%
North West - 2 £313 -
West Midlands - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 22 April 2018, 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 with a requirement for CCSE.

1 47 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 46 (97.87%) Firewall
3 40 (85.11%) Cisco
4 29 (61.70%) Network Security
5 26 (55.32%) CCSA
6 21 (44.68%) Cisco Certification
7 20 (42.55%) VPN
8 19 (40.43%) CCNP
8 19 (40.43%) Cisco ASA
9 16 (34.04%) Juniper
10 13 (27.66%) SSL
11 11 (23.40%) F5
11 11 (23.40%) CCNA
12 9 (19.15%) ITIL
12 9 (19.15%) Finance
13 8 (17.02%) Wireless
13 8 (17.02%) Blue Coat
13 8 (17.02%) Banking
13 8 (17.02%) High Availability
14 7 (14.89%) Palo Alto
14 7 (14.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 7 (14.89%) Microsoft Azure
14 7 (14.89%) Change Management
14 7 (14.89%) Windows
14 7 (14.89%) LAN
14 7 (14.89%) WAN
14 7 (14.89%) TCP/IP
15 6 (12.77%) SLA
15 6 (12.77%) DNS
15 6 (12.77%) Microsoft

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 (4.26%) Apache
1 2 (4.26%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (8.51%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (8.51%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (8.51%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.13%) IBM Cloud
3 1 (2.13%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 46 (97.87%) Firewall
2 29 (61.70%) Network Security
3 20 (42.55%) VPN
4 19 (40.43%) Cisco ASA
5 13 (27.66%) SSL
6 8 (17.02%) Wireless
7 7 (14.89%) LAN
7 7 (14.89%) TCP/IP
7 7 (14.89%) WAN
8 6 (12.77%) DNS
8 6 (12.77%) IPsec
9 5 (10.64%) SMTP
10 4 (8.51%) BGP
10 4 (8.51%) FTP
10 4 (8.51%) HTTP
10 4 (8.51%) iSCSI
10 4 (8.51%) MPLS
11 3 (6.38%) EIGRP
11 3 (6.38%) OSPF
11 3 (6.38%) VPLS
Development Applications
1 4 (8.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (19.15%) Finance
2 8 (17.02%) Banking
3 1 (2.13%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (61.70%) Network Engineer
2 26 (55.32%) Security Engineer
3 20 (42.55%) Network Security Engineer
4 12 (25.53%) Firewall Engineer
5 4 (8.51%) Architect
6 3 (6.38%) Cisco Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) AWS Architect
7 2 (4.26%) AWS Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (4.26%) Blue Coat Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Consultant
7 2 (4.26%) Implementation Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (4.26%) IT Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) IT Security Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Network Architect
7 2 (4.26%) Network Implementation Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Network Security Architect
7 2 (4.26%) Security Architect
8 1 (2.13%) WLAN Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.77%) Management Information System
2 5 (10.64%) DataPower
3 2 (4.26%) Fat Client
3 2 (4.26%) PKI
3 2 (4.26%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.13%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.89%) Windows
2 6 (12.77%) Check Point GAiA
3 5 (10.64%) Windows Server
4 4 (8.51%) Linux
5 2 (4.26%) Mac OS
5 2 (4.26%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (19.15%) ITIL
2 8 (17.02%) High Availability
3 7 (14.89%) Change Management
4 5 (10.64%) Migration
4 5 (10.64%) Network Monitoring
4 5 (10.64%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (8.51%) Business Analysis
5 4 (8.51%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (8.51%) Information Security
5 4 (8.51%) ITIL V3
5 4 (8.51%) Security Architecture
6 3 (6.38%) Load Balancing
6 3 (6.38%) SAP Implementation
6 3 (6.38%) TOGAF
7 2 (4.26%) Business Continuity
7 2 (4.26%) Information Assurance
7 2 (4.26%) Network Design
7 2 (4.26%) Problem Management
7 2 (4.26%) Time Management
7 2 (4.26%) Zachman Framework
Qualifications
1 26 (55.32%) CCSA
2 21 (44.68%) Cisco Certification
3 19 (40.43%) CCNP
4 11 (23.40%) CCNA
5 6 (12.77%) Check Point Certification
6 4 (8.51%) CCSM
6 4 (8.51%) MCSE
6 4 (8.51%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (6.38%) Degree
7 3 (6.38%) JNCIS
8 2 (4.26%) CCIE
8 2 (4.26%) CISSP
8 2 (4.26%) JNCIP
8 2 (4.26%) MCITP
8 2 (4.26%) MCP
8 2 (4.26%) MCTS
8 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Certified Architect
8 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Certified Master
8 2 (4.26%) SC Cleared
8 2 (4.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (12.77%) SLA
3 4 (8.51%) FIPS 140-2
4 2 (4.26%) PCI DSS
5 1 (2.13%) QA
System Software
1 4 (8.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.26%) ProxySG
3 1 (2.13%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (4.26%) MIMEsweeper
1 2 (4.26%) SCCM
1 2 (4.26%) SCOM
1 2 (4.26%) SolarWinds Orion
1 2 (4.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 47 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 40 (85.11%) Cisco
3 16 (34.04%) Juniper
4 11 (23.40%) F5
5 8 (17.02%) Blue Coat
6 7 (14.89%) Palo Alto
7 6 (12.77%) Microsoft
8 5 (10.64%) Citrix
8 5 (10.64%) IBM
8 5 (10.64%) IronPort
8 5 (10.64%) VMware
9 4 (8.51%) 3PAR
9 4 (8.51%) Barracuda Networks
9 4 (8.51%) Forcepoint
9 4 (8.51%) HP
9 4 (8.51%) SAP
9 4 (8.51%) Trend Micro
10 3 (6.38%) Fortinet
10 3 (6.38%) Zscaler
11 2 (4.26%) Dell KACE