Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 797 798 765
Rank change year-on-year +1 -33 +7
Contract jobs citing CCSE 81 96 128
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.079% 0.091% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.42% 0.44% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 62 84
UK median daily rate £445 £373 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.46% -6.93% +6.73%
10th Percentile £329 £301 £331
90th Percentile £538 £538 £543
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £350 £400
% change year-on-year +12.86% -12.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 8
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £48.75 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.08% +25.00% +0.65%
10th Percentile £25.20 £43.38 £37.00
90th Percentile £46.50 £53.13 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £48.75 £39.00
% change year-on-year -23.08% +25.00% +0.65%

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 19215 21966 22712
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.69% 20.73% 19.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 11759 13662 13661
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
10th Percentile £220 £240 £240
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £382
% change year-on-year +3.23% +1.44% +3.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 916 873 1092
UK median hourly rate £26.55 £26.00 £24.27
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.13% +7.12% +27.75%
10th Percentile £12.04 £12.13 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.19 £49.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £27.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +5.56% +8.00% +31.58%

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 17 November 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 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for CCSE in the UK

CCSE
Top 12 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 17 November 2017. 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 -2 72 £448 +20.13% 2
UK excluding London +28 52 £395 +12.86% 1
London -19 27 £500 +31.41% 1
South East -7 26 £448 +27.86%
East of England -13 10 £375 +15.38% 1
Scotland -4 8 £375 -
North of England +62 7 £330 -23.48%
Yorkshire +32 4 £333 -36.67%
North East +66 2 £365 +0.69%
Midlands +26 1 £475 -9.52%
North West +23 1 £300 +2.56%
East Midlands +2 1 £475 -

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 81 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 74 (91.36%) Firewall
3 61 (75.31%) Cisco
4 55 (67.90%) CCNP
4 55 (67.90%) Cisco Certification
5 53 (65.43%) CCSA
6 50 (61.73%) Juniper
7 36 (44.44%) ITIL
7 36 (44.44%) LAN
7 36 (44.44%) F5
8 34 (41.98%) WAN
8 34 (41.98%) CCIE
9 32 (39.51%) Network Security
10 25 (30.86%) Cisco ASA
11 23 (28.40%) Security Cleared
11 23 (28.40%) FortiGate
12 22 (27.16%) SC Cleared
13 21 (25.93%) CCDP
13 21 (25.93%) Palo Alto
14 20 (24.69%) Fortinet
15 19 (23.46%) Wireless
16 18 (22.22%) BIG-IP
17 17 (20.99%) JNCIE
18 16 (19.75%) JNCIA
18 16 (19.75%) Finance
18 16 (19.75%) ITSM
18 16 (19.75%) Service Management
18 16 (19.75%) CCIP
18 16 (19.75%) Degree
18 16 (19.75%) Riverbed

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 (4.94%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 4 (4.94%) Drupal
1 4 (4.94%) WordPress
2 1 (1.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (1.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Maximo
1 1 (1.23%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.64%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (8.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (4.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 74 (91.36%) Firewall
2 36 (44.44%) LAN
3 34 (41.98%) WAN
4 32 (39.51%) Network Security
5 25 (30.86%) Cisco ASA
6 19 (23.46%) Wireless
7 18 (22.22%) BIG-IP
8 9 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 8 (9.88%) TACACS
10 6 (7.41%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 6 (7.41%) HTTP
10 6 (7.41%) MPLS
10 6 (7.41%) OSPF
10 6 (7.41%) TCP/IP
10 6 (7.41%) VPN
11 5 (6.17%) Cisco Nexus
12 4 (4.94%) Multicast
12 4 (4.94%) SAN
12 4 (4.94%) SSL
12 4 (4.94%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.94%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 16 (19.75%) Finance
2 12 (14.81%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.94%) Banking
4 2 (2.47%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 32 (39.51%) Network Engineer
2 22 (27.16%) Security Engineer
3 11 (13.58%) Firewall Engineer
4 10 (12.35%) Consultant
5 9 (11.11%) Analyst
5 9 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 9 (11.11%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
6 7 (8.64%) Network Security Analyst
6 7 (8.64%) Security Analyst
7 6 (7.41%) Check Point Consultant
7 6 (7.41%) Network Security Engineer
8 5 (6.17%) Network Analyst
9 4 (4.94%) Hyper-V Engineer
9 4 (4.94%) Hyper-V Specialist
9 4 (4.94%) Infrastructure Security Specialist
9 4 (4.94%) Infrastructure Specialist
9 4 (4.94%) Microsoft Engineer
9 4 (4.94%) Security Specialist
9 4 (4.94%) VMware Engineer
9 4 (4.94%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.94%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (17.28%) Data Centre
2 12 (14.81%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.47%) DataPower
4 1 (1.23%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.23%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.94%) CentOS
1 4 (4.94%) Linux
2 1 (1.23%) Unix
2 1 (1.23%) Windows
2 1 (1.23%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (44.44%) ITIL
2 16 (19.75%) ITSM
2 16 (19.75%) Service Management
3 13 (16.05%) Network Design
4 8 (9.88%) Information Security
4 8 (9.88%) Migration
5 6 (7.41%) Mentoring
6 5 (6.17%) Change Management
6 5 (6.17%) Load Balancing
7 4 (4.94%) CRM
7 4 (4.94%) Fault Management
7 4 (4.94%) High Availability
7 4 (4.94%) Incident Management
7 4 (4.94%) Open Source
7 4 (4.94%) OWASP
7 4 (4.94%) SDLC
7 4 (4.94%) Service Design
7 4 (4.94%) SIEM
7 4 (4.94%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 3 (3.70%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.94%) SQL
2 1 (1.23%) Python
Qualifications
1 55 (67.90%) CCNP
1 55 (67.90%) Cisco Certification
2 53 (65.43%) CCSA
3 34 (41.98%) CCIE
4 23 (28.40%) Security Cleared
5 22 (27.16%) SC Cleared
6 21 (25.93%) CCDP
7 17 (20.99%) JNCIE
8 16 (19.75%) CCIP
8 16 (19.75%) Degree
8 16 (19.75%) JNCIA
9 14 (17.28%) HP ASE
9 14 (17.28%) HP MASE
10 11 (13.58%) Computer Science Degree
11 10 (12.35%) CISSP
12 6 (7.41%) Check Point Certification
13 5 (6.17%) CCNA
13 5 (6.17%) JNCIS
14 4 (4.94%) CISA
14 4 (4.94%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.94%) GDPR
1 4 (4.94%) SLA
2 3 (3.70%) COBIT
2 3 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (3.70%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.47%) GPG13
4 1 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 5 (6.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (4.94%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.94%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.23%) ProxySG
3 1 (1.23%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 23 (28.40%) FortiGate
2 4 (4.94%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 4 (4.94%) SCCM
2 4 (4.94%) SCOM
3 2 (2.47%) MIMEsweeper
4 1 (1.23%) Ansible
4 1 (1.23%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.23%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.23%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 81 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 61 (75.31%) Cisco
3 50 (61.73%) Juniper
4 36 (44.44%) F5
5 21 (25.93%) Palo Alto
6 20 (24.69%) Fortinet
7 16 (19.75%) Riverbed
8 15 (18.52%) Aruba
8 15 (18.52%) Blue Coat
8 15 (18.52%) Citrix
8 15 (18.52%) HP
9 8 (9.88%) Nokia
10 6 (7.41%) McAfee
10 6 (7.41%) Microsoft
10 6 (7.41%) VMware
11 5 (6.17%) Barracuda Networks
11 5 (6.17%) Computacenter
11 5 (6.17%) Splunk
12 4 (4.94%) Extreme Networks
12 4 (4.94%) Trustwave