Period
to 22 May 2019

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 May 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)
UK
6 months to
22 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 785 838 722
Rank change year-on-year +53 -116 +99
Contract jobs citing CCSE 62 50 112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.068% 0.050% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.36% 0.26% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 35 93
UK median daily rate £425 £401 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.12% +0.13% -6.43%
10th Percentile £313 £315 £313
90th Percentile £538 £573 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +11.33% - -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
UK median hourly rate - - £31.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £31.85

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 17,255 19,243 18,320
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.97% 19.11% 20.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,451 11,542 11,498
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +4.80%
10th Percentile £263 £239 £251
90th Percentile £645 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.13% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 799 853 926
UK median hourly rate £33.40 £23.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.13% -21.67% -7.69%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £53.00 £50.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.12 £24.78 £30.00
% change year-on-year +25.56% -17.40% -14.29%

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 May 2019.

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 11 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 May 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
England +58 59 £438 +9.24% 6
UK excluding London +34 46 £418 +11.33% 5
South East +21 20 £375 -2.60%
London +21 16 £513 +24.24% 1
East of England +30 15 £425 - 2
North of England +20 6 £478 +36.43% 2
Yorkshire +12 6 £478 +27.33% 2
Midlands +20 2 - - 1
East Midlands - 2 - -
Wales - 2 £360 -
Scotland - 1 £550 -

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 with a requirement for CCSE.

1 62 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 59 (95.16%) Firewall
3 58 (93.55%) CCSA
4 41 (66.13%) Cisco
5 37 (59.68%) Network Security
6 32 (51.61%) CCNP
6 32 (51.61%) Cisco Certification
7 22 (35.48%) WAN
8 21 (33.87%) Check Point Certification
8 21 (33.87%) Palo Alto
9 19 (30.65%) CCNA
10 18 (29.03%) F5
11 17 (27.42%) Juniper
12 16 (25.81%) Finance
12 16 (25.81%) Cisco IOS
13 15 (24.19%) Network Management
13 15 (24.19%) LAN
14 12 (19.35%) VPN
15 11 (17.74%) Blue Coat
15 11 (17.74%) Check Point GAiA
16 10 (16.13%) Performance Tuning
16 10 (16.13%) BIG-IP
16 10 (16.13%) FortiGate
16 10 (16.13%) CA
17 9 (14.52%) OSPF
17 9 (14.52%) BGP
17 9 (14.52%) TCP/IP
17 9 (14.52%) MS Visio
17 9 (14.52%) SolarWinds
17 9 (14.52%) Data Centre

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 (3.23%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.61%) Apache
2 1 (1.61%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (14.52%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 59 (95.16%) Firewall
2 37 (59.68%) Network Security
3 22 (35.48%) WAN
4 16 (25.81%) Cisco IOS
5 15 (24.19%) LAN
6 12 (19.35%) VPN
7 10 (16.13%) BIG-IP
8 9 (14.52%) BGP
8 9 (14.52%) OSPF
8 9 (14.52%) TCP/IP
9 8 (12.90%) MPLS
9 8 (12.90%) tcpdump
9 8 (12.90%) Wireshark
10 6 (9.68%) Cisco Nexus
11 5 (8.06%) NX-OS
11 5 (8.06%) Spanning Tree
12 4 (6.45%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 4 (6.45%) TACACS
13 3 (4.84%) DNS
13 3 (4.84%) SSL
General
1 16 (25.81%) Finance
2 5 (8.06%) Banking
2 5 (8.06%) Financial Institution
3 2 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 35 (56.45%) Network Engineer
2 23 (37.10%) Security Engineer
3 18 (29.03%) Firewall Engineer
3 18 (29.03%) Network Security Engineer
4 8 (12.90%) Cisco Engineer
5 7 (11.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 6 (9.68%) Senior Firewall Engineer
7 4 (6.45%) Senior Network Engineer
8 3 (4.84%) Administrator
8 3 (4.84%) Architect
8 3 (4.84%) Network Architect
8 3 (4.84%) Senior Cisco Engineer
8 3 (4.84%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
9 2 (3.23%) Firewall Administrator
9 2 (3.23%) Juniper Engineer
9 2 (3.23%) Senior Security Engineer
10 1 (1.61%) Check Point Expert
10 1 (1.61%) Firewall Architect
10 1 (1.61%) Network Implementation Engineer
10 1 (1.61%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.52%) Data Centre
2 5 (8.06%) Driving Licence
3 3 (4.84%) Hedge funds
3 3 (4.84%) RSA SecurID
4 2 (3.23%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (3.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (3.23%) Fintech
4 2 (3.23%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (3.23%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.61%) DataPower
5 1 (1.61%) Online Banking
5 1 (1.61%) PKI
5 1 (1.61%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 11 (17.74%) Check Point GAiA
2 5 (8.06%) Windows
3 4 (6.45%) Linux
4 2 (3.23%) Unix
4 2 (3.23%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (24.19%) Network Management
2 10 (16.13%) Performance Tuning
3 7 (11.29%) Load Balancing
3 7 (11.29%) Migration
4 6 (9.68%) ITIL
4 6 (9.68%) Service Management
5 5 (8.06%) Change Control
5 5 (8.06%) Change Management
5 5 (8.06%) Problem Management
6 3 (4.84%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (4.84%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (3.23%) Data Protection
7 2 (3.23%) Incident Management
7 2 (3.23%) Network Design
7 2 (3.23%) Process Improvement
7 2 (3.23%) Quality Management
7 2 (3.23%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (3.23%) Server Building
7 2 (3.23%) Service Delivery
7 2 (3.23%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.61%) Bash Shell
1 1 (1.61%) Python
1 1 (1.61%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 58 (93.55%) CCSA
2 32 (51.61%) CCNP
2 32 (51.61%) Cisco Certification
3 21 (33.87%) Check Point Certification
4 19 (30.65%) CCNA
5 7 (11.29%) CCDP
6 6 (9.68%) CCIE
7 2 (3.23%) CCDA
7 2 (3.23%) CCIP
7 2 (3.23%) JNCIE
7 2 (3.23%) JNCIP
7 2 (3.23%) MCSE
7 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.61%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.61%) Degree
8 1 (1.61%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.61%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.45%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.61%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 10 (16.13%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.61%) ArcSight ESM
2 1 (1.61%) SCCM
2 1 (1.61%) SCOM
Vendors
1 62 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 41 (66.13%) Cisco
3 21 (33.87%) Palo Alto
4 18 (29.03%) F5
5 17 (27.42%) Juniper
6 11 (17.74%) Blue Coat
7 10 (16.13%) CA
8 9 (14.52%) SolarWinds
9 4 (6.45%) Citrix
10 2 (3.23%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 2 (3.23%) Avaya
10 2 (3.23%) Microsoft
11 1 (1.61%) AlgoSec
11 1 (1.61%) ArcSight
11 1 (1.61%) IBM
11 1 (1.61%) IronPort
11 1 (1.61%) Tufin
11 1 (1.61%) VMware