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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 561 628 603
Rank change year-on-year +67 -25  
Contract jobs citing CCSP 44 20 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.097% 0.037% 0.041%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.47% 0.18% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 11 10
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +29.41% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 9390 11207 10727
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.76% 20.82% 20.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 5997 7009 6081
Median daily rate £420 £405 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +1.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £555 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 453 409 493
Median hourly rate £30.00 £36.51 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.83% +62.26%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.40 £57.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

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 29 March 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
Top 19 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 29 March 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 +72 43 £450 - 7
London +50 23 £450 -21.22% 5
North West +39 10 - -
Manchester - 10 - -
South East +16 8 £550 +22.22% 2
Berkshire - 5 £650 - 2
City of London - 4 £525 - 3
Hampshire +9 2 £525 +20.00%
Yorkshire +18 1 £600 +50.00%
Winchester +4 1 £550 +15.78%
Surrey -1 1 - -
East of England -2 1 £375 -
Aberdeen - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 £375 -
Maidenhead - 1 £650 -
Sheffield - 1 £600 -
Dorking - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 £600 -

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 71 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 57 (80.28%) Firewall
3 41 (57.75%) Network Security
4 31 (43.66%) Cisco
5 30 (42.25%) ITIL
6 29 (40.85%) CISSP
7 27 (38.03%) Juniper
8 26 (36.62%) CheckPoint
9 24 (33.80%) CCNP
9 24 (33.80%) Palo Alto
10 23 (32.39%) PCI DSS
11 20 (28.17%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 20 (28.17%) CISM
11 20 (28.17%) Information Security
12 19 (26.76%) Finance
13 18 (25.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 18 (25.35%) Fortinet
13 18 (25.35%) Cisco ASA
14 17 (23.94%) Degree
14 17 (23.94%) MPLS
15 16 (22.54%) Wireless
16 15 (21.13%) FortiGate
17 13 (18.31%) Computer Science
17 13 (18.31%) CCIE
17 13 (18.31%) Linux
18 12 (16.90%) Windows
18 12 (16.90%) Service Management
18 12 (16.90%) CCSE
18 12 (16.90%) Intrusion Detection
19 11 (15.49%) Penetration Testing

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 1 (1.41%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (5.63%) MS Visio
2 3 (4.23%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.04%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.82%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.82%) PaaS
2 2 (2.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 57 (80.28%) Firewall
2 41 (57.75%) Network Security
3 18 (25.35%) Cisco ASA
4 17 (23.94%) MPLS
5 16 (22.54%) Wireless
6 12 (16.90%) Intrusion Detection
7 10 (14.08%) Internet
8 8 (11.27%) Cisco Nexus
9 7 (9.86%) VPN
10 6 (8.45%) LAN
10 6 (8.45%) WAN
11 5 (7.04%) DNS
12 4 (5.63%) BGP
12 4 (5.63%) OSPF
12 4 (5.63%) SNMP
13 3 (4.23%) DHCP
13 3 (4.23%) EIGRP
13 3 (4.23%) Ethernet
13 3 (4.23%) TACACS
13 3 (4.23%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.04%) Star Schema
2 2 (2.82%) SQL Server
General
1 19 (26.76%) Finance
2 8 (11.27%) Banking
3 2 (2.82%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.41%) Legal
4 1 (1.41%) Retail
4 1 (1.41%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 36 (50.70%) Network Engineer
2 31 (43.66%) Network Security Engineer
2 31 (43.66%) Security Engineer
3 19 (26.76%) Firewall Engineer
4 13 (18.31%) Analyst
4 13 (18.31%) Design Engineer
4 13 (18.31%) Implementation Engineer
4 13 (18.31%) Network Implementation Engineer
5 12 (16.90%) Security Analyst
6 10 (14.08%) Security Specialist
7 7 (9.86%) Senior Network Engineer
8 6 (8.45%) Senior Firewall Engineer
8 6 (8.45%) Senior Network Security Engineer
8 6 (8.45%) Senior Security Engineer
9 5 (7.04%) Cloud Specialist
9 5 (7.04%) Vulnerability Analyst
10 4 (5.63%) Network Security Specialist
10 4 (5.63%) Network Specialist
10 4 (5.63%) SIEM Analyst
11 3 (4.23%) Incident Handler
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.41%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.31%) Computer Science
2 8 (11.27%) Management Information System
3 5 (7.04%) CESG
3 5 (7.04%) Data Centre
3 5 (7.04%) Public Cloud
4 3 (4.23%) CMDB
5 1 (1.41%) BYOD
5 1 (1.41%) Cyber Attack
5 1 (1.41%) Cybercrime
5 1 (1.41%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (1.41%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.41%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 13 (18.31%) Linux
2 12 (16.90%) Windows
3 10 (14.08%) Mac OS X
4 3 (4.23%) Unix
5 2 (2.82%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.82%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (42.25%) ITIL
2 20 (28.17%) Information Security
3 12 (16.90%) Service Management
4 11 (15.49%) Kalman Filter
4 11 (15.49%) Penetration Testing
4 11 (15.49%) Web Filtering
5 10 (14.08%) Email Filtering
5 10 (14.08%) Project Management
5 10 (14.08%) SIEM
6 9 (12.68%) Change Management
6 9 (12.68%) Identity Access Management
6 9 (12.68%) Security Monitoring
7 7 (9.86%) Cybersecurity
7 7 (9.86%) Malware Analysis
7 7 (9.86%) Network Architecture
7 7 (9.86%) Service Design
7 7 (9.86%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 5 (7.04%) eTOM
8 5 (7.04%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (7.04%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.04%) PowerShell
2 3 (4.23%) Python
3 2 (2.82%) SQL
Qualifications
1 71 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (40.85%) CISSP
3 24 (33.80%) CCNP
4 20 (28.17%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 20 (28.17%) CISM
5 17 (23.94%) Degree
6 13 (18.31%) CCIE
7 12 (16.90%) CCSE
8 10 (14.08%) SANS
9 9 (12.68%) Security Cleared
10 6 (8.45%) CCMSE
11 5 (7.04%) CCNA
11 5 (7.04%) SC Cleared
12 4 (5.63%) JNCIP
13 3 (4.23%) CCDP
13 3 (4.23%) CCIP
13 3 (4.23%) GCIH
13 3 (4.23%) GIAC
14 2 (2.82%) MCP
14 2 (2.82%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (32.39%) PCI DSS
2 18 (25.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (7.04%) COBIT
3 5 (7.04%) ISO22301
4 1 (1.41%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (1.41%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.41%) ISO27002
4 1 (1.41%) ISO27005
System Software
1 4 (5.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.23%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 15 (21.13%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.41%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 31 (43.66%) Cisco
2 27 (38.03%) Juniper
3 26 (36.62%) CheckPoint
4 24 (33.80%) Palo Alto
5 18 (25.35%) Fortinet
6 11 (15.49%) F5
7 10 (14.08%) LogRhythm
8 9 (12.68%) Rapid7
9 8 (11.27%) Blue Coat
9 8 (11.27%) Dell
10 7 (9.86%) FireEye
10 7 (9.86%) TippingPoint
11 4 (5.63%) Aruba
11 4 (5.63%) Extreme Networks
11 4 (5.63%) Samsung
11 4 (5.63%) VMware
12 3 (4.23%) Arista
12 3 (4.23%) Citrix
12 3 (4.23%) Microsoft
13 1 (1.41%) Ubiquiti