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 June 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 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 562 590 593
Rank change year-on-year +28 +3  
Contract jobs citing CCSE 48 61 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.11% 0.094%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.53% 0.52% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 27 25
Median daily rate £400 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.05% +9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £308 £347
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £601 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £440 £350
% change year-on-year +2.27% +25.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 6
Median hourly rate £31.93 £52.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.19% +34.61%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.15 £44.25 £38.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.13 £53.75 £41.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.93 £52.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year -39.19% +34.61%  

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 9020 11793 10440
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.15% 21.90% 18.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 11465 16220 12522
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1176 1038 1075
Median hourly rate £32.50 £28.25 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.04% +16.59%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.88 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £48.92 £51.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +14.03% +26.66%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

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

Contractor hourly rate histogram for CCSE in the UK

CCSE
Top 8 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 June 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
UK excluding London +37 39 £450 +2.27% 5
England +17 35 £401 -11.00% 8
Scotland +44 13 £375 -
South East +10 12 £460 +41.53%
East of England - 11 £375 - 4
London -1 9 £388 -13.88% 2
North of England - 2 £438 - 1
Midlands +15 1 - -

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 117 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 114 (97.44%) Cisco
3 109 (93.16%) Firewall
4 107 (91.45%) Cisco Certification
5 103 (88.03%) CCNP
6 92 (78.63%) Juniper
7 91 (77.78%) CCSA
8 85 (72.65%) LAN
8 85 (72.65%) F5
9 82 (70.09%) WAN
10 77 (65.81%) CCIE
11 75 (64.10%) ITIL
12 70 (59.83%) Security Cleared
13 69 (58.97%) Wireless
14 66 (56.41%) CCDP
15 64 (54.70%) Fortinet
15 64 (54.70%) FortiGate
16 63 (53.85%) Riverbed
17 62 (52.99%) JNCIA
17 62 (52.99%) HP
17 62 (52.99%) Service Management
18 61 (52.14%) CCIP
18 61 (52.14%) JNCIE
19 59 (50.43%) ITSM
20 58 (49.57%) SC Cleared
21 55 (47.01%) Network Design
22 54 (46.15%) BIG-IP
23 48 (41.03%) HP ASE
23 48 (41.03%) HP MASE
24 46 (39.32%) 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 1 (0.85%) OpenStack
1 1 (0.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.71%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 109 (93.16%) Firewall
2 85 (72.65%) LAN
3 82 (70.09%) WAN
4 69 (58.97%) Wireless
5 54 (46.15%) BIG-IP
6 40 (34.19%) Cisco ASA
7 27 (23.08%) Network Security
8 16 (13.68%) TACACS
9 11 (9.40%) VPN
10 7 (5.98%) Cisco IOS
10 7 (5.98%) SSL
11 6 (5.13%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 6 (5.13%) OSPF
12 5 (4.27%) DNS
12 5 (4.27%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 4 (3.42%) BGP
13 4 (3.42%) Cisco ISE
13 4 (3.42%) Cisco Nexus
13 4 (3.42%) DHCP
13 4 (3.42%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 2 (1.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 42 (35.90%) Telecoms
2 8 (6.84%) Finance
3 3 (2.56%) Banking
3 3 (2.56%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 76 (64.96%) Network Engineer
2 13 (11.11%) Analyst
3 12 (10.26%) Security Engineer
3 12 (10.26%) Senior Network Engineer
4 10 (8.55%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 9 (7.69%) Network Security Engineer
6 8 (6.84%) Consultant
6 8 (6.84%) Network Analyst
6 8 (6.84%) Network Security Analyst
6 8 (6.84%) Security Analyst
7 7 (5.98%) Firewall Engineer
8 6 (5.13%) Security Consultant
8 6 (5.13%) Senior Security Engineer
9 5 (4.27%) Design Engineer
9 5 (4.27%) Network Design Engineer
9 5 (4.27%) Senior Network Security Engineer
10 4 (3.42%) Cisco Engineer
10 4 (3.42%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 4 (3.42%) Network Consultant
11 3 (2.56%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 39 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 20 (17.09%) Data Centre
3 2 (1.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (1.71%) Fat Client
3 2 (1.71%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.71%) Thin Client
4 1 (0.85%) DataPower
4 1 (0.85%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.56%) Linux
2 2 (1.71%) Unix
3 1 (0.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (64.10%) ITIL
2 62 (52.99%) Service Management
3 59 (50.43%) ITSM
4 55 (47.01%) Network Design
5 11 (9.40%) Mentoring
6 6 (5.13%) Fault Management
6 6 (5.13%) Incident Management
6 6 (5.13%) Service Design
7 5 (4.27%) Project Management
8 4 (3.42%) Capacity Planning
8 4 (3.42%) Change Management
8 4 (3.42%) Presales
9 3 (2.56%) Compliance Audit
9 3 (2.56%) Infrastructure Management
9 3 (2.56%) SIEM
10 2 (1.71%) Change Control
10 2 (1.71%) Data Protection
10 2 (1.71%) DDoS Mitigation
10 2 (1.71%) E-Discovery
10 2 (1.71%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.71%) Python
Qualifications
1 107 (91.45%) Cisco Certification
2 103 (88.03%) CCNP
3 91 (77.78%) CCSA
4 77 (65.81%) CCIE
5 70 (59.83%) Security Cleared
6 66 (56.41%) CCDP
7 62 (52.99%) JNCIA
8 61 (52.14%) CCIP
8 61 (52.14%) JNCIE
9 58 (49.57%) SC Cleared
10 48 (41.03%) HP ASE
10 48 (41.03%) HP MASE
11 44 (37.61%) Degree
12 39 (33.33%) Computer Science Degree
13 9 (7.69%) Check Point Certification
13 9 (7.69%) DV Cleared
14 5 (4.27%) CISSP
15 4 (3.42%) CCNA
16 3 (2.56%) CCMSE
16 3 (2.56%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.98%) SLA
2 4 (3.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.56%) GPG13
3 3 (2.56%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.71%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.85%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.85%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 64 (54.70%) FortiGate
2 2 (1.71%) EnCase
2 2 (1.71%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (1.71%) Nagios
3 1 (0.85%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (0.85%) HP NNM
Vendors
1 117 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 114 (97.44%) Cisco
3 92 (78.63%) Juniper
4 85 (72.65%) F5
5 64 (54.70%) Fortinet
6 63 (53.85%) Riverbed
7 62 (52.99%) HP
8 46 (39.32%) Aruba
9 20 (17.09%) Blue Coat
9 20 (17.09%) Citrix
10 16 (13.68%) Nokia
11 14 (11.97%) Palo Alto
12 7 (5.98%) Computacenter
13 4 (3.42%) Forcepoint
13 4 (3.42%) Infoblox
13 4 (3.42%) Microsoft
13 4 (3.42%) VMware
14 3 (2.56%) CyberArk
14 3 (2.56%) McAfee
14 3 (2.56%) TippingPoint