Period
to 20 August 2019

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 20 August 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.

Cisco Certified Security Professional (CCSP)
UK
6 months to
20 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 797 848 802
Rank change year-on-year +51 -46 +99
Contract jobs citing CCSP 37 48 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.041% 0.047% 0.069%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.22% 0.25% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 24 42
UK median daily rate £450 £394 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -12.50% -
10th Percentile £313 £350 £375
90th Percentile £657 £568 £571
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £388 £450
% change year-on-year +9.68% -13.89% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
UK median hourly rate - - £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £44.00

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 17,198 19,128 18,595
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.10% 18.71% 19.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,433 11,336 11,259
UK median daily rate £473 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £250
90th Percentile £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +6.02% +3.75% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 830 931 938
UK median hourly rate £36.00 £22.93 £29.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.00% -22.92% +8.18%
10th Percentile £13.75 £12.63 £12.00
90th Percentile £60.00 £50.00 £51.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £23.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year +56.52% -25.81% +10.71%

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 20 August 2019.

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 12 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 20 August 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 +18 32 £475 +20.63% 11
UK excluding London +38 19 £425 +9.68% 11
London +39 15 £488 +21.88% 1
North of England +48 6 £375 +5.26% 1
Midlands +36 5 £500 +29.03% 7
Scotland +46 4 £425 -
West Midlands +16 4 - - 4
North West - 4 £400 -
South East +26 2 £506 -5.81% 1
Yorkshire +19 2 £375 +5.26% 1
South West -8 2 £363 -9.38%
East Midlands - 1 £500 - 3

For the 6 months to 20 August 2019, 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 37 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (62.16%) Firewall
3 22 (59.46%) CISSP
4 19 (51.35%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 15 (40.54%) WAN
6 14 (37.84%) CISM
6 14 (37.84%) Information Security
7 13 (35.14%) Microsoft
7 13 (35.14%) Cisco
7 13 (35.14%) CCNP
8 12 (32.43%) HP
8 12 (32.43%) Microsoft Azure
8 12 (32.43%) Amazon AWS
9 11 (29.73%) DevOps
9 11 (29.73%) LAN
9 11 (29.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 10 (27.03%) DNS
10 10 (27.03%) SAN
11 9 (24.32%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (24.32%) OSPF
11 9 (24.32%) BGP
11 9 (24.32%) Windows
11 9 (24.32%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (24.32%) Data Centre
12 8 (21.62%) Analytical Skills
12 8 (21.62%) Cisco ASA
12 8 (21.62%) CCNA
12 8 (21.62%) VPN
13 7 (18.92%) VoIP
13 7 (18.92%) Wireless

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 (16.22%) MS Exchange
2 4 (10.81%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (10.81%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.70%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 12 (32.43%) Amazon AWS
1 12 (32.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.41%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (5.41%) IaaS
2 2 (5.41%) Office 365
2 2 (5.41%) PaaS
3 1 (2.70%) OpenShift
3 1 (2.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (62.16%) Firewall
2 15 (40.54%) WAN
3 11 (29.73%) LAN
4 10 (27.03%) DNS
4 10 (27.03%) SAN
5 9 (24.32%) BGP
5 9 (24.32%) OSPF
6 8 (21.62%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (21.62%) VPN
7 7 (18.92%) VoIP
7 7 (18.92%) Wireless
8 6 (16.22%) Cisco Nexus
8 6 (16.22%) DHCP
8 6 (16.22%) EIGRP
8 6 (16.22%) NAS
9 5 (13.51%) Network Security
9 5 (13.51%) SMTP
9 5 (13.51%) SNMP
10 4 (10.81%) Broadband
10 4 (10.81%) Cisco Firepower
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.22%) Big Data
1 6 (16.22%) SQL Server
1 6 (16.22%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (10.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (5.41%) Hadoop
3 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (10.81%) WinDbg
2 3 (8.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (2.70%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.70%) JIRA
3 1 (2.70%) SonarQube
3 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (16.22%) Finance
2 4 (10.81%) Legal
2 4 (10.81%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.70%) Back Office
3 1 (2.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (35.14%) Consultant
2 8 (21.62%) Architect
3 6 (16.22%) Network Consultant
3 6 (16.22%) Security Consultant
3 6 (16.22%) Security Engineer
4 5 (13.51%) Network Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) Security Architect
5 4 (10.81%) Senior Security Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Design Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Implementation Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Kubernetes Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Network Design Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Network Implementation Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) SCADA Consultant
6 3 (8.11%) Technical Architect
7 2 (5.41%) Azure Specialist
7 2 (5.41%) Network Security Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) JSON
2 1 (2.70%) OAuth
2 1 (2.70%) OpenID
2 1 (2.70%) REST
2 1 (2.70%) SAML
2 1 (2.70%) SOAP
2 1 (2.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (24.32%) Data Centre
2 8 (21.62%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (13.51%) Public Cloud
4 4 (10.81%) Handset
4 4 (10.81%) Management Information System
5 3 (8.11%) SCADA
6 2 (5.41%) Clustering
6 2 (5.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (2.70%) CESG
7 1 (2.70%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (2.70%) Driving Licence
7 1 (2.70%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 9 (24.32%) Windows
2 7 (18.92%) Windows Server
3 4 (10.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (10.81%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (8.11%) Linux
4 3 (8.11%) Solaris
5 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (5.41%) Windows Vista
6 1 (2.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (37.84%) Information Security
2 11 (29.73%) DevOps
3 9 (24.32%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (18.92%) Network Design
5 6 (16.22%) Network Management
5 6 (16.22%) SIEM
5 6 (16.22%) TOGAF
6 5 (13.51%) Cybersecurity
6 5 (13.51%) ITIL
6 5 (13.51%) Migration
7 4 (10.81%) High Availability
7 4 (10.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 4 (10.81%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (10.81%) Security Testing
8 3 (8.11%) Data Protection
8 3 (8.11%) Ethical Hacking
8 3 (8.11%) ITIL V3
8 3 (8.11%) Network Load Balancing
8 3 (8.11%) OWASP
8 3 (8.11%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.81%) PowerShell
1 4 (10.81%) VBScript
2 3 (8.11%) Python
3 1 (2.70%) C
3 1 (2.70%) C#
3 1 (2.70%) Java
Qualifications
1 37 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (59.46%) CISSP
3 19 (51.35%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 14 (37.84%) CISM
5 13 (35.14%) CCNP
6 9 (24.32%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (21.62%) CCNA
8 7 (18.92%) CCVP
8 7 (18.92%) Degree
9 6 (16.22%) CCIE
9 6 (16.22%) MCSE
9 6 (16.22%) Security Cleared
10 5 (13.51%) SC Cleared
11 4 (10.81%) DBS Check
12 3 (8.11%) CCDA
12 3 (8.11%) CCDP
12 3 (8.11%) CCIE Routing and Switching
12 3 (8.11%) CCIE Service Provider
12 3 (8.11%) CCSA
12 3 (8.11%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (29.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (10.81%) NIST
2 4 (10.81%) SLA
3 3 (8.11%) GDPR
4 2 (5.41%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 2 (5.41%) NCSC
5 1 (2.70%) COBIT
5 1 (2.70%) ISAE 3402
5 1 (2.70%) ISO 22301
5 1 (2.70%) ISO 31000
5 1 (2.70%) ISO 9001
5 1 (2.70%) PCI DSS
5 1 (2.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (16.22%) Active Directory
2 5 (13.51%) ISA Server
3 4 (10.81%) Docker
4 2 (5.41%) Hyper-V
4 2 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (13.51%) Kubernetes
2 4 (10.81%) Ansible
3 3 (8.11%) Cisco IPCC
4 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (5.41%) SCCM
4 2 (5.41%) SCOM
5 1 (2.70%) CASB
5 1 (2.70%) IBM Guardium
5 1 (2.70%) Nessus
5 1 (2.70%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 13 (35.14%) Cisco
1 13 (35.14%) Microsoft
2 12 (32.43%) HP
3 7 (18.92%) F5
4 6 (16.22%) CheckPoint
4 6 (16.22%) Juniper
5 4 (10.81%) Dell
5 4 (10.81%) Fortinet
5 4 (10.81%) Sonus
6 3 (8.11%) Aruba
6 3 (8.11%) Palo Alto
6 3 (8.11%) SonicWALL
7 2 (5.41%) Google
7 2 (5.41%) McAfee
7 2 (5.41%) Qualys
7 2 (5.41%) StorageTek
7 2 (5.41%) Sun
7 2 (5.41%) VMware
8 1 (2.70%) IBM
8 1 (2.70%) Tripwire