Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 851 822 803
Rank change year-on-year -29 -19 +31
Contract jobs citing CCSP 22 84 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.022% 0.084% 0.071%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.12% 0.44% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 50 50
UK median daily rate £538 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +10.53% +5.56%
10th Percentile £360 £425 £341
90th Percentile £556 £778 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £538 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +7.50% +5.26% +28.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
UK median hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £35.00

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 19,063 19,074 20,029
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.18% 19.01% 20.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,332 11,696 12,546
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £258 £225 £250
90th Percentile £625 £620 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 901 837 870
UK median hourly rate £28.50 £24.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.75% -5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £51.75 £50.00 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.42 £25.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year +13.68% -7.41% -1.82%

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 17 January 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 7 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 17 January 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 -52 22 £538 +2.38% 19
UK excluding London -69 12 £538 +7.50% 16
London -13 10 £508 -15.42% 4
South East -19 8 £538 +7.50%
South West -24 3 £400 - 2
Yorkshire -20 1 - - 2
North of England -21 1 - - 4

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 22 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (81.82%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 17 (77.27%) CISSP
4 15 (68.18%) Information Security
5 14 (63.64%) CISA
6 13 (59.09%) CISM
6 13 (59.09%) Cisco
6 13 (59.09%) Security Architecture
7 12 (54.55%) ITIL
7 12 (54.55%) Management Information System
8 11 (50.00%) TOGAF
8 11 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
8 11 (50.00%) Firewall
8 11 (50.00%) GDPR
9 10 (45.45%) Data Centre
9 10 (45.45%) McAfee
9 10 (45.45%) Windows
9 10 (45.45%) Microsoft
9 10 (45.45%) Web Services
9 10 (45.45%) Amazon AWS
9 10 (45.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 10 (45.45%) Degree
9 10 (45.45%) Computer Science
9 10 (45.45%) Tripwire
10 9 (40.91%) Security Testing
10 9 (40.91%) Data Protection
10 9 (40.91%) PCI DSS
10 9 (40.91%) PRINCE2
11 8 (36.36%) Oracle
11 8 (36.36%) IIS

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 8 (36.36%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 11 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (45.45%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (36.36%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (4.55%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (50.00%) Firewall
2 8 (36.36%) NFC
3 4 (18.18%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (18.18%) IPsec
4 3 (13.64%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (13.64%) EIGRP
4 3 (13.64%) VPN
5 2 (9.09%) BGP
5 2 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (9.09%) Multicast
5 2 (9.09%) Network Security
5 2 (9.09%) SSL
5 2 (9.09%) WAN
5 2 (9.09%) Wireless
6 1 (4.55%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (4.55%) Frame Relay
6 1 (4.55%) IGRP
6 1 (4.55%) IP Telephony
6 1 (4.55%) IPv4
6 1 (4.55%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 8 (36.36%) JIRA
1 8 (36.36%) SonarQube
1 8 (36.36%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (36.36%) Back Office
2 3 (13.64%) Telecoms
3 2 (9.09%) Finance
4 1 (4.55%) Banking
4 1 (4.55%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (54.55%) Architect
1 12 (54.55%) Security Architect
2 10 (45.45%) Cloud Architect
3 8 (36.36%) Payments Architect
4 4 (18.18%) Network Engineer
5 3 (13.64%) Analyst
5 3 (13.64%) Consultant
5 3 (13.64%) Security Analyst
5 3 (13.64%) Security Consultant
6 2 (9.09%) Operational Security Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) Operations Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) Security Operations Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Cybersecurity Consultant
7 1 (4.55%) IT Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Network Implementation Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Network Security Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Risk Consultant
7 1 (4.55%) Security Solutions Architect
7 1 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (45.45%) Web Services
2 3 (13.64%) OAuth
2 3 (13.64%) OpenID
3 1 (4.55%) 802.1X
3 1 (4.55%) SAML
3 1 (4.55%) SPML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (54.55%) Management Information System
2 10 (45.45%) Data Centre
3 8 (36.36%) Driving Licence
3 8 (36.36%) Public Cloud
4 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (18.18%) PKI
5 2 (9.09%) Cloud Native
5 2 (9.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (9.09%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (4.55%) Cyber Defence
6 1 (4.55%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (4.55%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (4.55%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 10 (45.45%) Windows
2 8 (36.36%) Linux
2 8 (36.36%) Solaris
2 8 (36.36%) Windows Server
3 2 (9.09%) Android
3 2 (9.09%) Apple iOS
4 1 (4.55%) Unix
4 1 (4.55%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (68.18%) Information Security
2 13 (59.09%) Security Architecture
3 12 (54.55%) ITIL
4 11 (50.00%) TOGAF
5 10 (45.45%) Computer Science
6 9 (40.91%) Data Protection
6 9 (40.91%) PRINCE2
6 9 (40.91%) Security Testing
7 8 (36.36%) Business Development
7 8 (36.36%) Data Privacy
7 8 (36.36%) DevOps
7 8 (36.36%) Dynamic Code Analysis
7 8 (36.36%) Fuzz Testing
7 8 (36.36%) ITIL V3
7 8 (36.36%) Mathematics
7 8 (36.36%) Quality Management
7 8 (36.36%) Security Management
7 8 (36.36%) Static Code Analysis
7 8 (36.36%) Waterfall
8 6 (27.27%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 8 (36.36%) C#
1 8 (36.36%) Java
2 1 (4.55%) C++
2 1 (4.55%) Perl
Qualifications
1 22 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (81.82%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 17 (77.27%) CISSP
4 14 (63.64%) CISA
5 13 (59.09%) CISM
6 10 (45.45%) Degree
7 8 (36.36%) CLAS
7 8 (36.36%) CREST Certified
7 8 (36.36%) IISP
8 4 (18.18%) CCIE
9 3 (13.64%) CCNP
10 2 (9.09%) CCIE Service Provider
10 2 (9.09%) CCNA
10 2 (9.09%) CGEIT
10 2 (9.09%) ISSAP
10 2 (9.09%) TOGAF Certification
11 1 (4.55%) CCMSE
11 1 (4.55%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (4.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (4.55%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (50.00%) GDPR
2 10 (45.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (40.91%) PCI DSS
4 8 (36.36%) ISAE 3402
4 8 (36.36%) ISO 22301
4 8 (36.36%) ISO 31000
4 8 (36.36%) ISO 9001
4 8 (36.36%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 8 (36.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (4.55%) COBIT
5 1 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 8 (36.36%) ISA Server
2 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (36.36%) Nessus
1 8 (36.36%) Trend Micro Deep Security
2 2 (9.09%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (9.09%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (4.55%) Cacti
3 1 (4.55%) CASB
3 1 (4.55%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (4.55%) Nagios
3 1 (4.55%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (4.55%) Stealthwatch
3 1 (4.55%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 13 (59.09%) Cisco
2 10 (45.45%) McAfee
2 10 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 10 (45.45%) Tripwire
3 8 (36.36%) ArcSight
3 8 (36.36%) Barracuda Networks
3 8 (36.36%) Centrify
3 8 (36.36%) Google
3 8 (36.36%) IBM
3 8 (36.36%) Imperva
3 8 (36.36%) Okta
3 8 (36.36%) Oracle
3 8 (36.36%) Qualys
3 8 (36.36%) Splunk
3 8 (36.36%) Trend Micro
4 3 (13.64%) Juniper
4 3 (13.64%) Symantec
5 2 (9.09%) FireEye
5 2 (9.09%) Fortinet
6 1 (4.55%) Palo Alto