Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 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.

Cisco Certified Security Professional (CCSP)
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 806 851 850
Rank change year-on-year +45 -1 -62
Contract jobs citing CCSP 78 48 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.076% 0.046% 0.048%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.41% 0.22% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 35 33
UK median daily rate £500 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% +8.82% +15.65%
10th Percentile £375 £346 £272
90th Percentile £638 £575 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £475 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +26.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 2
UK median hourly rate £44.00 £35.00 £26.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.71% +30.84% -
10th Percentile £41.25 £32.50 £14.78
90th Percentile £53.90 £37.50 £39.73
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £35.00 £26.75
% 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 19244 21771 22307
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.65% 20.65% 19.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 11791 13581 13444
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
10th Percentile £220 £243 £245
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year +3.23% +0.65% +5.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 908 863 1078
UK median hourly rate £26.25 £26.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +31.58%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.13 £11.94
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.19 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +1.85% +8.00% +31.58%

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 22 November 2017.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing CCSP over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 22 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 +40 71 £500 +8.11% 7
UK excluding London +54 54 £500 +5.26% 5
South East +14 28 £538 +13.16% 1
London -23 24 £525 +23.53% 2
North of England +76 9 £500 -4.76% 1
East of England - 9 £450 - 1
Scotland -2 7 £361 -
North West +17 6 £500 -
Yorkshire +24 3 £563 +7.14% 1
Midlands - 2 - - 2
West Midlands - 1 - - 2
East Midlands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing CCSP 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 CCSP.

1 78 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 41 (52.56%) CISSP
3 39 (50.00%) Firewall
4 37 (47.44%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 34 (43.59%) Cisco
6 31 (39.74%) ITIL
6 31 (39.74%) CISM
6 31 (39.74%) Amazon AWS
7 25 (32.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 24 (30.77%) Network Security
9 22 (28.21%) Security Cleared
9 22 (28.21%) CCIE
10 20 (25.64%) Public Cloud
11 19 (24.36%) Degree
11 19 (24.36%) Microsoft Azure
11 19 (24.36%) CCNA
12 16 (20.51%) Linux
12 16 (20.51%) COBIT
13 15 (19.23%) DevOps
13 15 (19.23%) Information Security
13 15 (19.23%) CCNP
14 14 (17.95%) Python
14 14 (17.95%) Agile Software Development
15 13 (16.67%) Finance
15 13 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
15 13 (16.67%) Service Management
15 13 (16.67%) CheckPoint
15 13 (16.67%) Time Management
15 13 (16.67%) Security Operations
15 13 (16.67%) CCIE Service Provider

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 4 (5.13%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.85%) IIS
3 1 (1.28%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (5.13%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (5.13%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 31 (39.74%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (24.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (15.38%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (5.13%) Office 365
5 2 (2.56%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.28%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.28%) IaaS
6 1 (1.28%) PaaS
6 1 (1.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (50.00%) Firewall
2 24 (30.77%) Network Security
3 9 (11.54%) VPN
4 8 (10.26%) Cisco Nexus
4 8 (10.26%) TCP/IP
4 8 (10.26%) WAN
5 7 (8.97%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (8.97%) LAN
5 7 (8.97%) SNMP
6 5 (6.41%) SAN
7 4 (5.13%) EIGRP
7 4 (5.13%) NAS
8 3 (3.85%) IPv4
8 3 (3.85%) Multicast
9 2 (2.56%) DMZ
9 2 (2.56%) MPLS
10 1 (1.28%) BGP
10 1 (1.28%) SCCP
10 1 (1.28%) SSL
10 1 (1.28%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (15.38%) Star Schema
2 5 (6.41%) SQL Server
3 4 (5.13%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (5.13%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (5.13%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (3.85%) Big Data
4 3 (3.85%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 7 (8.97%) Burp Suite
General
1 13 (16.67%) Finance
2 7 (8.97%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.13%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.85%) Banking
4 3 (3.85%) Electronics
4 3 (3.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (26.92%) Security Specialist
2 20 (25.64%) Security Engineer
3 16 (20.51%) Architect
3 16 (20.51%) Network Engineer
4 11 (14.10%) Cloud Specialist
5 10 (12.82%) Security Architect
6 8 (10.26%) Network Security Engineer
6 8 (10.26%) Network Security Specialist
6 8 (10.26%) Network Specialist
7 6 (7.69%) CISSP Specialist
8 5 (6.41%) Technical Architect
9 4 (5.13%) AWS Architect
9 4 (5.13%) Cloud Architect
9 4 (5.13%) Developer
9 4 (5.13%) Firewall Specialist
9 4 (5.13%) Operations Engineer
9 4 (5.13%) Project Manager
9 4 (5.13%) Security Manager
9 4 (5.13%) Security Project Manager
10 3 (3.85%) Cloud Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.97%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (2.56%) Middleware
2 2 (2.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (25.64%) Public Cloud
2 12 (15.38%) CESG
3 8 (10.26%) User Experience
4 7 (8.97%) BYOD
5 6 (7.69%) Private Cloud
6 5 (6.41%) Data Centre
7 4 (5.13%) Clustering
8 3 (3.85%) Computer Science
8 3 (3.85%) Management Information System
9 2 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (2.56%) Driving Licence
9 2 (2.56%) PKI
10 1 (1.28%) CMDB
10 1 (1.28%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (20.51%) Linux
2 12 (15.38%) Windows
3 7 (8.97%) Unix
4 5 (6.41%) Solaris
4 5 (6.41%) Windows Vista
5 2 (2.56%) Android
5 2 (2.56%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.56%) Windows 10
5 2 (2.56%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.28%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (39.74%) ITIL
2 15 (19.23%) DevOps
2 15 (19.23%) Information Security
3 14 (17.95%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (16.67%) Security Operations
4 13 (16.67%) Service Management
4 13 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (16.67%) Time Management
5 12 (15.38%) Enterprise Architecture
5 12 (15.38%) eTOM
5 12 (15.38%) ITSM
5 12 (15.38%) Service Design
5 12 (15.38%) SIEM
6 11 (14.10%) Project Management
6 11 (14.10%) TOGAF
7 10 (12.82%) Cybersecurity
7 10 (12.82%) Security Architecture
7 10 (12.82%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 8 (10.26%) Creative Problem-Solving
8 8 (10.26%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 14 (17.95%) Python
2 7 (8.97%) Bash Shell
2 7 (8.97%) Java
2 7 (8.97%) PowerShell
2 7 (8.97%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 78 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 41 (52.56%) CISSP
3 37 (47.44%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 31 (39.74%) CISM
5 22 (28.21%) CCIE
5 22 (28.21%) Security Cleared
6 19 (24.36%) CCNA
6 19 (24.36%) Degree
7 15 (19.23%) CCNP
8 13 (16.67%) CCIE Service Provider
9 9 (11.54%) DV Cleared
10 8 (10.26%) CCIE Routing and Switching
10 8 (10.26%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (8.97%) CREST Certified
11 7 (8.97%) SC Cleared
11 7 (8.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (6.41%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
12 5 (6.41%) MCSE
13 4 (5.13%) MCITP
14 3 (3.85%) CCMSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (32.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (20.51%) COBIT
3 10 (12.82%) ISO 22301
4 7 (8.97%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (8.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (7.69%) Active Directory
3 4 (5.13%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.85%) VMware NSX
5 1 (1.28%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.28%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (15.38%) Nessus
2 7 (8.97%) Ansible
2 7 (8.97%) logstash
2 7 (8.97%) Packer
2 7 (8.97%) Terraform
3 5 (6.41%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (6.41%) OSSEC
3 5 (6.41%) SCCM
3 5 (6.41%) SCOM
4 4 (5.13%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (3.85%) FortiGate
6 2 (2.56%) Nexpose
7 1 (1.28%) Cacti
7 1 (1.28%) Nagios
7 1 (1.28%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (1.28%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 34 (43.59%) Cisco
2 13 (16.67%) CheckPoint
3 12 (15.38%) Juniper
3 12 (15.38%) Palo Alto
3 12 (15.38%) Qualys
4 10 (12.82%) Microsoft
5 9 (11.54%) VMware
6 7 (8.97%) AlienVault
6 7 (8.97%) Foundry
6 7 (8.97%) Splunk
7 5 (6.41%) Citrix
7 5 (6.41%) HP
7 5 (6.41%) Intel
7 5 (6.41%) McAfee
7 5 (6.41%) Sourcefire
7 5 (6.41%) Sun
7 5 (6.41%) Symantec
7 5 (6.41%) Trend Micro
7 5 (6.41%) Tripwire
8 4 (5.13%) StorageTek