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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE)
Rank 206 198 215
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +17
Contract jobs citing CCSE 9 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.14% 0.11% 0.074%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.75% 0.70% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 3
Average daily rate £438 £365 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.86% -18.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £333 £410
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £365 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £308 £413
% change year-on-year
+30.16% -25.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 - £32.50
Qualifications Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1194 1003 1085
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 18.02% 15.90% 13.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 827 649 656
Average daily rate £418 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £355
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -4.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 33 38
Average hourly rate £22.00 £48.75 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.87% +143.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.00 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.80 £135.00 £38.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-28.00% -
CCSE
London

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 16 April 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 10 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 9 (90.00%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (90.00%) Cisco
3 8 (80.00%) CCNP
3 8 (80.00%) CCSA
4 6 (60.00%) Firewall
4 6 (60.00%) Juniper
5 5 (50.00%) CCIE
5 5 (50.00%) ITIL
5 5 (50.00%) Network Security
6 4 (40.00%) JNCIP
6 4 (40.00%) JNCIE
6 4 (40.00%) ISACA
6 4 (40.00%) PRINCE2
6 4 (40.00%) CISSP
6 4 (40.00%) CISM
7 3 (30.00%) Migration
7 3 (30.00%) Service Management
7 3 (30.00%) MCSE
7 3 (30.00%) MCSA
7 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
7 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (30.00%) F5
7 3 (30.00%) PCI DSS
8 2 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
8 2 (20.00%) Load Balancing
8 2 (20.00%) Project Management
9 1 (10.00%) Wireless
9 1 (10.00%) Finance
9 1 (10.00%) Websense

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 6 (60.00%) Firewall
2 5 (50.00%) Network Security
3 1 (10.00%) Wireless
3 1 (10.00%) WAN
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Security Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Network Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco Security Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Technical Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Security Architect
4 1 (10.00%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Project Delivery Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Security Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Lead Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Security Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Network Security Architect
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) ITIL
2 4 (40.00%) PRINCE2
3 3 (30.00%) Migration
3 3 (30.00%) Service Management
4 2 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (20.00%) Load Balancing
4 2 (20.00%) Project Management
5 1 (10.00%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (90.00%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (80.00%) CCNP
2 8 (80.00%) CCSA
3 5 (50.00%) CCIE
4 4 (40.00%) JNCIP
4 4 (40.00%) JNCIE
4 4 (40.00%) ISACA
4 4 (40.00%) CISSP
4 4 (40.00%) CISM
5 3 (30.00%) MCSE
5 3 (30.00%) MCSA
5 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (10.00%) CCDP
6 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
6 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 9 (90.00%) Cisco
3 6 (60.00%) Juniper
4 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (30.00%) F5
5 1 (10.00%) Websense
5 1 (10.00%) Nokia
5 1 (10.00%) HP
5 1 (10.00%) Blue Coat
5 1 (10.00%) ProCurve
5 1 (10.00%) Barracuda Networks