The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the City of London region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE)
Rank 185 218 214
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -4
Contract jobs citing CCSE 10 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.17% 0.014% 0.064%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.09% 0.092% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 4
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£425 - £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 - £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Qualifications Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
917 1087 1051
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.75% 15.29% 13.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 641 740 677
Average daily rate £425 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 62 40
Average hourly rate £17.50 £23.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.31% +35.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.16 £51.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
CCSE
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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
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CCSE across the City of London region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

CCSE Daily Rate Histogram 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 29 July 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 19 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 18 (94.74%) Cisco
3 16 (84.21%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (78.95%) CCNP
5 14 (73.68%) Firewall
6 12 (63.16%) Juniper
7 11 (57.89%) Network Security
8 9 (47.37%) ITIL
8 9 (47.37%) CCSA
9 7 (36.84%) CISSP
10 6 (31.58%) CCIE
10 6 (31.58%) F5
11 5 (26.32%) Finance
12 4 (21.05%) Banking
12 4 (21.05%) Blue Coat
12 4 (21.05%) CISM
12 4 (21.05%) CCSP
12 4 (21.05%) PRINCE2
12 4 (21.05%) ISACA
12 4 (21.05%) FWSM
12 4 (21.05%) JNCIP
12 4 (21.05%) JNCIE
13 3 (15.79%) International Banking
13 3 (15.79%) PCI DSS
13 3 (15.79%) COBIT
13 3 (15.79%) Cyber Security
13 3 (15.79%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 3 (15.79%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 3 (15.79%) Change Control
13 3 (15.79%) Cisco ASA

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 14 (73.68%) Firewall
2 11 (57.89%) Network Security
3 4 (21.05%) FWSM
4 3 (15.79%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 3 (15.79%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 3 (15.79%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (15.79%) Internet
5 2 (10.53%) OSPF
5 2 (10.53%) BGP
5 2 (10.53%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (10.53%) BIG-IP
5 2 (10.53%) NetScreen
5 2 (10.53%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (5.26%) HSRP
6 1 (5.26%) DMVPN
6 1 (5.26%) VLAN
6 1 (5.26%) Wireless
6 1 (5.26%) Cisco PIX
6 1 (5.26%) Junos
6 1 (5.26%) VRRP
General
1 5 (26.32%) Finance
2 4 (21.05%) Banking
3 3 (15.79%) International Banking
4 1 (5.26%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Network Engineer
2 6 (31.58%) Security Engineer
3 5 (26.32%) Network Security Engineer
4 4 (21.05%) Architect
5 3 (15.79%) Network Specialist
5 3 (15.79%) Network Security Specialist
5 3 (15.79%) Security Specialist
6 2 (10.53%) Network Architect
6 2 (10.53%) Technical Architect
7 1 (5.26%) Consultant
7 1 (5.26%) Project Manager
7 1 (5.26%) Network Consultant
7 1 (5.26%) Security Consultant
7 1 (5.26%) Senior Network Engineer
7 1 (5.26%) IT Project Manager
7 1 (5.26%) Cisco Engineer
7 1 (5.26%) Security Manager
7 1 (5.26%) Network Security Consultant
7 1 (5.26%) Firewall Specialist
7 1 (5.26%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.26%) Fat Client
2 1 (5.26%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) ITIL
2 4 (21.05%) PRINCE2
3 3 (15.79%) Configuration Management
3 3 (15.79%) Migration
3 3 (15.79%) Service Management
3 3 (15.79%) Change Control
3 3 (15.79%) Cyber Security
4 2 (10.53%) Network Design
4 2 (10.53%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (10.53%) Load Balancing
4 2 (10.53%) Project Management
5 1 (5.26%) E-Commerce
5 1 (5.26%) Security Architecture
5 1 (5.26%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (84.21%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (78.95%) CCNP
3 9 (47.37%) CCSA
4 7 (36.84%) CISSP
5 6 (31.58%) CCIE
6 4 (21.05%) CCSP
6 4 (21.05%) CISM
6 4 (21.05%) JNCIP
6 4 (21.05%) JNCIE
6 4 (21.05%) ISACA
7 3 (15.79%) JNCIS
7 3 (15.79%) MCSE
7 3 (15.79%) MCSA
7 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (5.26%) CCNA
8 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
8 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) ISO 9001
1 3 (15.79%) COBIT
1 3 (15.79%) PCI DSS
2 1 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Snort
1 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 19 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 18 (94.74%) Cisco
3 12 (63.16%) Juniper
4 6 (31.58%) F5
5 4 (21.05%) Blue Coat
6 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
7 1 (5.26%) Citrix
7 1 (5.26%) Nokia
7 1 (5.26%) McAfee
7 1 (5.26%) Websense
7 1 (5.26%) VMware
7 1 (5.26%) Sourcefire
7 1 (5.26%) Fortinet
7 1 (5.26%) Infoblox
7 1 (5.26%) Imperva