Period
to 14 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for CCSP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 14 November 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.

Cisco Certified Security Professional (CCSP)
UK
6 months to
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 863 810 848
Rank change year-on-year -53 +38 +4
Contract jobs citing CCSP 35 76 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.034% 0.074% 0.042%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.18% 0.39% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 37 33
UK median daily rate £425 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +5.26% +16.92%
10th Percentile £350 £375 £344
90th Percentile £544 £615 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £538 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +7.50% +5.26% +26.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
UK median hourly rate - £44.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +25.71% +30.84%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £44.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year - +25.71% +30.84%

CCSP 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 19,498 19,400 22,140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.68% 18.83% 20.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,524 11,861 13,777
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £250 £221 £240
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.23% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 955 932 856
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £26.35 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.11% +1.33% +4.00%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.15 £50.00 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.21 £28.25 £27.00
% change year-on-year -7.24% +4.63% +8.00%

CCSP
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for CCSP in the UK

CCSP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing CCSP.

Contractor daily rate trend for CCSP in the UK

CCSP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CCSP over the 6 months to 14 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CCSP in the UK

CCSP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCSP.

Contractor hourly rate trend for CCSP in the UK

CCSP
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 CCSP within the UK over the 6 months to 14 November 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 -26 35 £425 -15.00% 13
London -11 19 £400 -23.81%
UK excluding London -56 15 £538 +7.50% 13
South East -25 7 £538 +7.50% 4
South West - 3 £400 -
Midlands -9 2 £388 - 1
Yorkshire -13 2 £338 -40.00% 2
North of England -15 2 £338 -32.50% 5
West Midlands -28 2 £388 - 1
East of England +5 1 - - 3

For the 6 months to 14 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing CCSP 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 CCSP.

1 35 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (62.86%) Cisco
3 20 (57.14%) CISSP
3 20 (57.14%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 18 (51.43%) Information Security
5 16 (45.71%) ITIL
6 15 (42.86%) Firewall
6 15 (42.86%) Data Centre
7 13 (37.14%) Security Architecture
7 13 (37.14%) Management Information System
7 13 (37.14%) CISA
8 12 (34.29%) CISM
8 12 (34.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 12 (34.29%) Security Testing
9 11 (31.43%) Amazon AWS
9 11 (31.43%) GDPR
10 10 (28.57%) Degree
10 10 (28.57%) Computer Science
10 10 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
10 10 (28.57%) Microsoft
11 9 (25.71%) TOGAF
11 9 (25.71%) Juniper
11 9 (25.71%) Data Protection
12 8 (22.86%) Network Security
12 8 (22.86%) SIEM
12 8 (22.86%) McAfee
12 8 (22.86%) EIGRP
12 8 (22.86%) CCIE
12 8 (22.86%) VPN
12 8 (22.86%) Web Services

CCSP
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 6 (17.14%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 11 (31.43%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (17.14%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (2.86%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (42.86%) Firewall
2 8 (22.86%) EIGRP
2 8 (22.86%) Network Security
2 8 (22.86%) VPN
3 7 (20.00%) BGP
3 7 (20.00%) Multicast
4 6 (17.14%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (17.14%) IPsec
4 6 (17.14%) NFC
4 6 (17.14%) OSPF
5 5 (14.29%) WAN
6 4 (11.43%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (11.43%) IPv4
6 4 (11.43%) SAN
6 4 (11.43%) SSL
6 4 (11.43%) VLAN
6 4 (11.43%) Wireless
7 3 (8.57%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (8.57%) IP Telephony
7 3 (8.57%) NX-OS
Development Applications
1 6 (17.14%) JIRA
1 6 (17.14%) SonarQube
1 6 (17.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (22.86%) Finance
2 6 (17.14%) Back Office
3 5 (14.29%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.86%) Banking
4 1 (2.86%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.86%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (34.29%) Network Engineer
2 10 (28.57%) Architect
2 10 (28.57%) Security Architect
3 9 (25.71%) Cloud Architect
3 9 (25.71%) Security Engineer
4 6 (17.14%) Analyst
4 6 (17.14%) Network Security Engineer
4 6 (17.14%) Payments Architect
4 6 (17.14%) Security Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Data Centre Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Data Network Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) IT Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) IT Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) IT Security Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) IT Security Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Cisco Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Operational Security Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Security Operations Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Senior IT Security Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (22.86%) Web Services
2 3 (8.57%) OAuth
2 3 (8.57%) OpenID
3 1 (2.86%) 802.1X
3 1 (2.86%) SAML
3 1 (2.86%) SPML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (42.86%) Data Centre
2 13 (37.14%) Management Information System
3 10 (28.57%) Computer Science
4 7 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (20.00%) Public Cloud
5 6 (17.14%) Driving Licence
6 3 (8.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 3 (8.57%) PKI
7 2 (5.71%) Cloud Native
7 2 (5.71%) Enterprise Cloud
7 2 (5.71%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (2.86%) Algorithms
8 1 (2.86%) Cyber Defence
8 1 (2.86%) Cyberattack
8 1 (2.86%) Data Structures
8 1 (2.86%) SCADA
8 1 (2.86%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (2.86%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 7 (20.00%) Windows
2 6 (17.14%) Linux
2 6 (17.14%) Solaris
2 6 (17.14%) Windows Server
3 3 (8.57%) Unix
4 2 (5.71%) Android
4 2 (5.71%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (51.43%) Information Security
2 16 (45.71%) ITIL
3 13 (37.14%) Security Architecture
4 12 (34.29%) Security Testing
5 9 (25.71%) Data Protection
5 9 (25.71%) TOGAF
6 8 (22.86%) PRINCE2
6 8 (22.86%) SIEM
7 7 (20.00%) Change Control
7 7 (20.00%) DevOps
8 6 (17.14%) Cybersecurity
8 6 (17.14%) Data Privacy
8 6 (17.14%) Dynamic Code Analysis
8 6 (17.14%) Fuzz Testing
8 6 (17.14%) High Availability
8 6 (17.14%) ITIL V3
8 6 (17.14%) Mathematics
8 6 (17.14%) Static Code Analysis
8 6 (17.14%) Vulnerability Management
8 6 (17.14%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.14%) C#
1 6 (17.14%) Java
2 3 (8.57%) C++
2 3 (8.57%) Perl
Qualifications
1 35 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (57.14%) (ISC)2 CCSP
2 20 (57.14%) CISSP
3 13 (37.14%) CISA
4 12 (34.29%) CISM
5 10 (28.57%) Degree
6 8 (22.86%) CCIE
7 6 (17.14%) CCNA
7 6 (17.14%) CCNP
7 6 (17.14%) CCSE
7 6 (17.14%) CLAS
7 6 (17.14%) CREST Certified
7 6 (17.14%) IISP
8 4 (11.43%) CCIE Service Provider
8 4 (11.43%) CompTIA Security+
8 4 (11.43%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (11.43%) JNCIS
8 4 (11.43%) Master's Degree
9 3 (8.57%) JNCIA
9 3 (8.57%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (34.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (31.43%) GDPR
3 7 (20.00%) COBIT
3 7 (20.00%) PCI DSS
4 6 (17.14%) ISAE 3402
4 6 (17.14%) ISO 22301
4 6 (17.14%) ISO 31000
4 6 (17.14%) ISO 9001
4 6 (17.14%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 6 (17.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 6 (17.14%) ISA Server
2 2 (5.71%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.86%) Docker
3 1 (2.86%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (17.14%) Nessus
1 6 (17.14%) Trend Micro Deep Security
2 3 (8.57%) Cisco IPCC
3 2 (5.71%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (5.71%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (2.86%) Cacti
4 1 (2.86%) CASB
4 1 (2.86%) CSIRT
4 1 (2.86%) Kubernetes
4 1 (2.86%) Nagios
4 1 (2.86%) RSA Archer
4 1 (2.86%) RSA Security Analytics
4 1 (2.86%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (2.86%) Stealthwatch
4 1 (2.86%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 22 (62.86%) Cisco
2 10 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 9 (25.71%) Juniper
4 8 (22.86%) McAfee
4 8 (22.86%) Tripwire
5 7 (20.00%) Google
6 6 (17.14%) ArcSight
6 6 (17.14%) Barracuda Networks
6 6 (17.14%) Centrify
6 6 (17.14%) CheckPoint
6 6 (17.14%) IBM
6 6 (17.14%) Imperva
6 6 (17.14%) Okta
6 6 (17.14%) Oracle
6 6 (17.14%) Qualys
6 6 (17.14%) Splunk
6 6 (17.14%) Trend Micro
7 5 (14.29%) Palo Alto
8 4 (11.43%) Fortinet
9 3 (8.57%) Red Hat