The table below looks at the statistics for CCSE in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CCSE over the 3 months to 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE)
Rank 187 228 224
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -4
Contract jobs citing CCSE 11 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.19% 0.014% 0.052%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.21% 0.091% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 4
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UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £360
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +7.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -12.50%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Qualifications Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
912 1096 1049
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.68% 15.18% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 652 756 711
Average daily rate £430 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £255 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 26 35
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.75 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.16 £48.00 £40.36
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -28.00%

CCSE
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CCSE across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

CCSE Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

CCSE
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing CCSE across the City of London region.

CCSE Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

CCSE
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing CCSE across the City of London region.

CCSE Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

CCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing CCSE also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited CCSE.

1 20 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 19 (95.00%) Cisco
3 18 (90.00%) Firewall
4 17 (85.00%) CCNP
4 17 (85.00%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (70.00%) F5
6 11 (55.00%) Juniper
7 10 (50.00%) Banking
7 10 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
8 9 (45.00%) Network Security
8 9 (45.00%) Mentoring
9 8 (40.00%) Finance
10 7 (35.00%) CCSA
10 7 (35.00%) Blue Coat
10 7 (35.00%) OSPF
10 7 (35.00%) BGP
11 6 (30.00%) Internet
11 6 (30.00%) VPN
11 6 (30.00%) LAN
11 6 (30.00%) WAN
12 5 (25.00%) Sourcefire
12 5 (25.00%) Load Balancing
12 5 (25.00%) TCP/IP
12 5 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
13 4 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 4 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 4 (20.00%) WAAS
13 4 (20.00%) FWSM
13 4 (20.00%) ITIL

CCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing CCSE also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited CCSE. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 18 (90.00%) Firewall
2 10 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
3 9 (45.00%) Network Security
4 7 (35.00%) OSPF
4 7 (35.00%) BGP
5 6 (30.00%) Internet
5 6 (30.00%) VPN
5 6 (30.00%) LAN
5 6 (30.00%) WAN
6 5 (25.00%) TCP/IP
6 5 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 4 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 4 (20.00%) WAAS
7 4 (20.00%) FWSM
7 4 (20.00%) SSL
7 4 (20.00%) EIGRP
8 3 (15.00%) DNS
8 3 (15.00%) DHCP
8 3 (15.00%) Reverse Proxy
General
1 10 (50.00%) Banking
2 8 (40.00%) Finance
3 4 (20.00%) Spanish Language
3 4 (20.00%) Investment Banking
4 3 (15.00%) International Banking
5 1 (5.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) Network Engineer
2 8 (40.00%) Security Engineer
3 6 (30.00%) Senior Network Engineer
4 5 (25.00%) Network Security Engineer
5 4 (20.00%) Senior Security Engineer
6 3 (15.00%) Network Security Specialist
6 3 (15.00%) Security Specialist
6 3 (15.00%) Network Specialist
7 1 (5.00%) Network Security Consultant
7 1 (5.00%) Firewall Specialist
7 1 (5.00%) Senior Network Security Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Security Consultant
7 1 (5.00%) Network Consultant
7 1 (5.00%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (15.00%) PKI
2 3 (15.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.00%) Thin Client
3 1 (5.00%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) Mentoring
2 5 (25.00%) Load Balancing
3 4 (20.00%) ITIL
4 3 (15.00%) Project Planning
4 3 (15.00%) Configuration Management
4 3 (15.00%) Project Management
4 3 (15.00%) Change Control
4 3 (15.00%) Cyber Security
5 2 (10.00%) Network Design
6 1 (5.00%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce
6 1 (5.00%) Line Management
Qualifications
1 17 (85.00%) CCNP
1 17 (85.00%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (35.00%) CCSA
3 4 (20.00%) CCSP
4 3 (15.00%) JNCIS
4 3 (15.00%) CISSP
5 2 (10.00%) CCIE
6 1 (5.00%) Check Point Certification
6 1 (5.00%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) COBIT
1 3 (15.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 3 (15.00%) ISO 9001
2 1 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) ProxySG
2 2 (10.00%) Snort
3 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 20 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 19 (95.00%) Cisco
3 14 (70.00%) F5
4 11 (55.00%) Juniper
5 7 (35.00%) Blue Coat
6 5 (25.00%) Sourcefire
7 1 (5.00%) Fortinet
7 1 (5.00%) VMware
7 1 (5.00%) McAfee
7 1 (5.00%) Nokia
7 1 (5.00%) Citrix
7 1 (5.00%) SolarWinds
7 1 (5.00%) Infoblox
7 1 (5.00%) Imperva