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 3 months to 23 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.

Cisco Certified Security Professional (CCSP)
UK
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 570 635 626
Rank change year-on-year +65 -9  
Contract jobs citing CCSP 32 8 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.068% 0.015% 0.023%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.35% 0.068% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 5 4
Median daily rate £475 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £321 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £540 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +20.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Median hourly rate £47.00 - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 - £40.00

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 9015 11714 10685
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.26% 21.77% 19.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 5392 7313 6190
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 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 493 442 560
Median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.03% +16.32%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.55 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.08 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.10 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.62% +24.80%  

CCSP
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing CCSP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 23 June 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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for CCSP in the UK

CCSP
Top 17 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 3 months to 23 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
England +52 28 £475 +5.55% 1
London +16 15 £487 +8.27%
South East +17 10 £475 - 1
Hampshire - 8 £438 -
Scotland - 4 - - 2
Aberdeen - 4 - - 2
Havant - 3 - -
Winchester - 3 £425 -
North West +24 2 £236 -17.19%
Manchester - 2 £236 -
Surrey +8 1 £525 -
Norwich +1 1 £450 -25.00%
Norfolk 0 1 £450 -25.00%
East of England -6 1 £450 -25.00%
Portsmouth - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £500 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £500 -

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 57 (73.08%) Firewall
3 39 (50.00%) CISSP
4 35 (44.87%) Cisco
5 33 (42.31%) CISM
6 29 (37.18%) Information Security
7 28 (35.90%) CCNP
7 28 (35.90%) ITIL
7 28 (35.90%) Network Security
8 27 (34.62%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 25 (32.05%) CheckPoint
10 23 (29.49%) Windows
10 23 (29.49%) PCI DSS
10 23 (29.49%) Degree
11 22 (28.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 19 (24.36%) Management Information System
13 17 (21.79%) Linux
13 17 (21.79%) Fortinet
14 16 (20.51%) MPLS
14 16 (20.51%) Wireless
15 15 (19.23%) Penetration Testing
15 15 (19.23%) Juniper
15 15 (19.23%) Computer Science
15 15 (19.23%) Palo Alto
15 15 (19.23%) Computer Science Degree
16 14 (17.95%) FortiGate
16 14 (17.95%) LogRhythm
16 14 (17.95%) Kalman Filter
16 14 (17.95%) SANS
16 14 (17.95%) Web Filtering

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 (7.69%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.28%) Apache
2 1 (1.28%) Apache Pig
2 1 (1.28%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (7.69%) MS Visio
2 5 (6.41%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (12.82%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (10.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (6.41%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (6.41%) Office 365
4 2 (2.56%) PaaS
4 2 (2.56%) SaaS
5 1 (1.28%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 57 (73.08%) Firewall
2 28 (35.90%) Network Security
3 16 (20.51%) MPLS
3 16 (20.51%) Wireless
4 14 (17.95%) Internet
5 12 (15.38%) Intrusion Detection
6 10 (12.82%) VPN
7 9 (11.54%) Cisco ASA
7 9 (11.54%) WAN
8 8 (10.26%) Cisco Nexus
8 8 (10.26%) LAN
8 8 (10.26%) SNMP
9 5 (6.41%) DNS
9 5 (6.41%) NAS
9 5 (6.41%) SAN
10 4 (5.13%) BGP
10 4 (5.13%) OSPF
11 3 (3.85%) DHCP
11 3 (3.85%) EIGRP
11 3 (3.85%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.97%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.69%) Big Data
2 6 (7.69%) Hadoop
3 5 (6.41%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (6.41%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (6.41%) SQL Server 2016
3 5 (6.41%) Star Schema
General
1 9 (11.54%) Finance
2 3 (3.85%) Banking
3 2 (2.56%) Legal
3 2 (2.56%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.28%) Local Government
4 1 (1.28%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 28 (35.90%) Network Engineer
1 28 (35.90%) Security Engineer
2 24 (30.77%) Network Security Engineer
3 15 (19.23%) Firewall Engineer
4 12 (15.38%) Analyst
4 12 (15.38%) Design Engineer
4 12 (15.38%) Implementation Engineer
4 12 (15.38%) Network Implementation Engineer
5 11 (14.10%) Security Analyst
6 9 (11.54%) Consultant
7 8 (10.26%) Security Consultant
7 8 (10.26%) Security Specialist
8 7 (8.97%) Architect
8 7 (8.97%) Vulnerability Analyst
9 6 (7.69%) Information Security Consultant
9 6 (7.69%) Senior Security Engineer
9 6 (7.69%) SIEM Analyst
9 6 (7.69%) Technical Architect
10 5 (6.41%) Cloud Specialist
10 5 (6.41%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.28%) Middleware
1 1 (1.28%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (24.36%) Management Information System
2 15 (19.23%) Computer Science
3 6 (7.69%) Public Cloud
4 5 (6.41%) CESG
4 5 (6.41%) Clustering
5 4 (5.13%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.56%) BYOD
6 2 (2.56%) CMDB
6 2 (2.56%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.28%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.28%) Cyber Attack
7 1 (1.28%) Cybercrime
7 1 (1.28%) Life Science
7 1 (1.28%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (1.28%) PKI
7 1 (1.28%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.28%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 23 (29.49%) Windows
2 17 (21.79%) Linux
3 14 (17.95%) Mac OS X
4 6 (7.69%) Windows Vista
5 5 (6.41%) Solaris
6 4 (5.13%) Windows Server
7 3 (3.85%) Unix
7 3 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (37.18%) Information Security
2 28 (35.90%) ITIL
3 15 (19.23%) Penetration Testing
4 14 (17.95%) Kalman Filter
4 14 (17.95%) SIEM
4 14 (17.95%) Web Filtering
5 13 (16.67%) Identity Access Management
6 12 (15.38%) Email Filtering
7 10 (12.82%) Malware Analysis
7 10 (12.82%) Risk Management
7 10 (12.82%) Security Monitoring
7 10 (12.82%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 8 (10.26%) ISMS
9 7 (8.97%) Service Design
9 7 (8.97%) Service Management
10 6 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (7.69%) Cybersecurity
10 6 (7.69%) ITIL V3
10 6 (7.69%) Time Management
10 6 (7.69%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.69%) PowerShell
2 4 (5.13%) Python
3 2 (2.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 78 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (50.00%) CISSP
3 33 (42.31%) CISM
4 28 (35.90%) CCNP
5 27 (34.62%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 23 (29.49%) Degree
7 15 (19.23%) Computer Science Degree
8 14 (17.95%) SANS
9 12 (15.38%) CCDP
10 11 (14.10%) Security Cleared
11 10 (12.82%) CCNA
12 7 (8.97%) CCIE
12 7 (8.97%) MCSE
12 7 (8.97%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (8.97%) SC Cleared
13 5 (6.41%) CCIE Service Provider
13 5 (6.41%) DV Cleared
13 5 (6.41%) MCITP
13 5 (6.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 4 (5.13%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (29.49%) PCI DSS
2 22 (28.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (7.69%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 6 (7.69%) ISO 22301
4 5 (6.41%) COBIT
4 5 (6.41%) RMADS
5 3 (3.85%) JSP 440
6 2 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 1 (1.28%) ISAE 3402
7 1 (1.28%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 9 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (8.97%) Active Directory
3 5 (6.41%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.85%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 14 (17.95%) FortiGate
2 6 (7.69%) SCCM
2 6 (7.69%) SCOM
3 5 (6.41%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.28%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 35 (44.87%) Cisco
2 25 (32.05%) CheckPoint
3 17 (21.79%) Fortinet
4 15 (19.23%) Juniper
4 15 (19.23%) Palo Alto
5 14 (17.95%) LogRhythm
6 12 (15.38%) Rapid7
7 11 (14.10%) Dell
7 11 (14.10%) Microsoft
8 9 (11.54%) VMware
9 7 (8.97%) F5
10 5 (6.41%) Foundry
10 5 (6.41%) HP
10 5 (6.41%) StorageTek
10 5 (6.41%) Sun
11 3 (3.85%) Arista
11 3 (3.85%) Blue Coat
11 3 (3.85%) Citrix
12 2 (2.56%) FireEye
12 2 (2.56%) TippingPoint
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