Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 810 772 760
Rank change year-on-year -38 -12 -30
Contract jobs citing CCSE 66 98 121
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.066% 0.10% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.35% 0.49% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 79 76
UK median daily rate £425 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -9.38% -0.12%
10th Percentile £315 £305 £331
90th Percentile £599 £520 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £400
% change year-on-year +7.14% -12.50% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 10
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 18,975 19,859 21,893
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.92% 20.44% 20.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,645 12,427 13,248
UK median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £225 £250 £250
90th Percentile £620 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 829 874 1,029
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.88% -7.27% +44.74%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.47
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.19 £50.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.69 £27.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -4.85% -1.82% +41.03%

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 18 January 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 10 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 18 January 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 -23 66 £425 +15.25% 9
London -23 34 £488 +28.12% 6
UK excluding London -37 31 £375 +7.14% 4
South East -40 23 £425 +21.43% 1
North of England +17 6 £315 -14.58% 1
Yorkshire +13 4 £333 -36.67% 1
Midlands +8 2 - - 1
West Midlands - 2 - -
North East +34 1 £330 -8.97%
North West +15 1 £300 +2.56%

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 66 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 63 (95.45%) Firewall
3 48 (72.73%) Cisco
4 39 (59.09%) Network Security
5 35 (53.03%) CCNP
5 35 (53.03%) Cisco Certification
6 34 (51.52%) CCSA
7 29 (43.94%) Juniper
8 21 (31.82%) Palo Alto
9 18 (27.27%) Finance
9 18 (27.27%) Cisco ASA
10 17 (25.76%) F5
11 16 (24.24%) ITIL
12 13 (19.70%) Microsoft Azure
13 12 (18.18%) VPN
14 11 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
15 10 (15.15%) Microsoft
15 10 (15.15%) LAN
15 10 (15.15%) Banking
16 9 (13.64%) Blue Coat
16 9 (13.64%) Information Security
16 9 (13.64%) Migration
16 9 (13.64%) CCNA
17 8 (12.12%) SSL
17 8 (12.12%) WAN
17 8 (12.12%) Citrix
17 8 (12.12%) CISSP
18 7 (10.61%) Barracuda Networks
18 7 (10.61%) High Availability
18 7 (10.61%) F5 BIG-IP LTM

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 4 (6.06%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 4 (6.06%) Drupal
1 4 (6.06%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (6.06%) MS Visio
2 3 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (19.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (6.06%) Office 365
4 1 (1.52%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (1.52%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 63 (95.45%) Firewall
2 39 (59.09%) Network Security
3 18 (27.27%) Cisco ASA
4 12 (18.18%) VPN
5 10 (15.15%) LAN
6 8 (12.12%) SSL
6 8 (12.12%) WAN
7 7 (10.61%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 7 (10.61%) HTTP
7 7 (10.61%) TCP/IP
8 6 (9.09%) Wireless
9 5 (7.58%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 5 (7.58%) MPLS
9 5 (7.58%) WLAN
10 4 (6.06%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (6.06%) Internet
10 4 (6.06%) OSPF
10 4 (6.06%) SAN
11 3 (4.55%) DMZ
11 3 (4.55%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.06%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (4.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.52%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 18 (27.27%) Finance
2 10 (15.15%) Banking
3 1 (1.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 35 (53.03%) Security Engineer
2 30 (45.45%) Network Engineer
3 19 (28.79%) Network Security Engineer
4 16 (24.24%) Firewall Engineer
5 8 (12.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (12.12%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
6 5 (7.58%) Architect
6 5 (7.58%) VMware Specialist
7 4 (6.06%) Consultant
7 4 (6.06%) Hyper-V Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) Hyper-V Specialist
7 4 (6.06%) Infrastructure Security Specialist
7 4 (6.06%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 4 (6.06%) Microsoft Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) Security Specialist
7 4 (6.06%) VMware Engineer
8 3 (4.55%) Check Point Consultant
8 3 (4.55%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 3 (4.55%) Network Security Architect
8 3 (4.55%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.06%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.06%) Data Centre
1 4 (6.06%) Management Information System
2 3 (4.55%) DataPower
3 2 (3.03%) Fat Client
3 2 (3.03%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.52%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.06%) CentOS
1 4 (6.06%) Linux
2 3 (4.55%) Windows
2 3 (4.55%) Windows Server
3 2 (3.03%) Check Point GAiA
4 1 (1.52%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (24.24%) ITIL
2 9 (13.64%) Information Security
2 9 (13.64%) Migration
3 7 (10.61%) Change Management
3 7 (10.61%) High Availability
4 6 (9.09%) Load Balancing
5 5 (7.58%) Network Monitoring
6 4 (6.06%) CRM
6 4 (6.06%) ITIL V3
6 4 (6.06%) Open Source
6 4 (6.06%) OWASP
6 4 (6.06%) SDLC
6 4 (6.06%) Security Architecture
6 4 (6.06%) SIEM
6 4 (6.06%) TOGAF
6 4 (6.06%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 3 (4.55%) Business Analysis
7 3 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (3.03%) Change Control
8 2 (3.03%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.06%) SQL
2 1 (1.52%) Python
Qualifications
1 35 (53.03%) CCNP
1 35 (53.03%) Cisco Certification
2 34 (51.52%) CCSA
3 9 (13.64%) CCNA
4 8 (12.12%) CISSP
5 7 (10.61%) CCIE
6 6 (9.09%) Check Point Certification
6 6 (9.09%) Degree
7 5 (7.58%) JNCIS
8 4 (6.06%) CCSM
8 4 (6.06%) CISA
8 4 (6.06%) CISMP
8 4 (6.06%) JNCIP
8 4 (6.06%) MCSE
8 4 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (6.06%) SC Cleared
8 4 (6.06%) Security Cleared
9 3 (4.55%) CCIE Service Provider
9 3 (4.55%) CCMSE
9 3 (4.55%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (6.06%) GDPR
3 3 (4.55%) COBIT
3 3 (4.55%) SLA
4 2 (3.03%) FIPS 140-2
5 1 (1.52%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (6.06%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.06%) Hyper-V
3 3 (4.55%) ProxySG
4 1 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (7.58%) FortiGate
2 4 (6.06%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 4 (6.06%) SCCM
2 4 (6.06%) SCOM
3 2 (3.03%) MIMEsweeper
4 1 (1.52%) Ansible
4 1 (1.52%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 66 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 48 (72.73%) Cisco
3 29 (43.94%) Juniper
4 21 (31.82%) Palo Alto
5 17 (25.76%) F5
6 10 (15.15%) Microsoft
7 9 (13.64%) Blue Coat
8 8 (12.12%) Citrix
9 7 (10.61%) Barracuda Networks
9 7 (10.61%) VMware
10 5 (7.58%) McAfee
10 5 (7.58%) Splunk
11 4 (6.06%) Adobe
11 4 (6.06%) CommVault
11 4 (6.06%) EMC
11 4 (6.06%) EqualLogic
11 4 (6.06%) Fortinet
11 4 (6.06%) HP
11 4 (6.06%) NetApp
11 4 (6.06%) Salesforce.com