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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE)
Rank 183 198 198
Rank change year-on-year
+15 0
Contract jobs citing CCSE 13 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.23% 0.060% 0.033%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.53% 0.39% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 2
Average daily rate
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£425 £500 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £500 £378
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £598
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £381
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -8.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £28.00 -
% change year-on-year
+38.39% -
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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
850 1016 833
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.21% 15.28% 13.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 652 695 586
Average daily rate £413 £420 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% -1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £280 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 19 35
Average hourly rate £14.00 £17.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% -39.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.95 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.70 £41.53 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 24 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 23 (95.83%) Firewall
3 22 (91.67%) F5
4 21 (87.50%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (87.50%) Cisco
5 17 (70.83%) CCNP
6 13 (54.17%) Network Security
7 12 (50.00%) Load Balancing
7 12 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
7 12 (50.00%) CCSA
8 11 (45.83%) Blue Coat
9 10 (41.67%) VPN
10 9 (37.50%) DNS
10 9 (37.50%) Mentoring
11 8 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (33.33%) OSPF
11 8 (33.33%) BGP
12 7 (29.17%) Juniper
12 7 (29.17%) Banking
12 7 (29.17%) Analytical Skills
12 7 (29.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 7 (29.17%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 6 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
14 5 (20.83%) Finance
14 5 (20.83%) Sourcefire
14 5 (20.83%) Spanish Language
14 5 (20.83%) Cisco PIX
14 5 (20.83%) CCSP
14 5 (20.83%) SSL
14 5 (20.83%) TCP/IP

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 23 (95.83%) Firewall
2 13 (54.17%) Network Security
3 12 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
4 10 (41.67%) VPN
5 9 (37.50%) DNS
6 8 (33.33%) OSPF
6 8 (33.33%) BGP
6 8 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (29.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 7 (29.17%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 6 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (20.83%) Cisco PIX
9 5 (20.83%) TCP/IP
9 5 (20.83%) SSL
9 5 (20.83%) LAN
9 5 (20.83%) WAN
9 5 (20.83%) DHCP
10 4 (16.67%) Ethernet
10 4 (16.67%) Internet
10 4 (16.67%) NetScreen
General
1 7 (29.17%) Banking
2 5 (20.83%) Finance
2 5 (20.83%) Spanish Language
3 3 (12.50%) Investment Banking
4 1 (4.17%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 15 (62.50%) Network Engineer
2 10 (41.67%) Security Engineer
3 6 (25.00%) Network Security Engineer
4 5 (20.83%) Senior Network Engineer
4 5 (20.83%) Security Specialist
4 5 (20.83%) Senior Security Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) Network Security Specialist
5 3 (12.50%) Network Specialist
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (29.17%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (16.67%) PKI
3 3 (12.50%) Fat Client
3 3 (12.50%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.67%) UNIX
1 4 (16.67%) Windows
1 4 (16.67%) Windows 2000
2 3 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 9 (37.50%) Mentoring
3 4 (16.67%) Network Architecture
3 4 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
3 4 (16.67%) Project Planning
3 4 (16.67%) Project Management
4 3 (12.50%) E-Commerce
5 2 (8.33%) Migration
6 1 (4.17%) ITIL
6 1 (4.17%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (4.17%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.67%) Shell Script
2 3 (12.50%) Perl
3 2 (8.33%) C
Qualifications
1 21 (87.50%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (70.83%) CCNP
3 12 (50.00%) CCSA
4 5 (20.83%) CCSP
5 1 (4.17%) CCIE
5 1 (4.17%) CCNA
5 1 (4.17%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 4 (16.67%) ProxySG
2 3 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.17%) Snort
Vendors
1 24 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 22 (91.67%) F5
3 21 (87.50%) Cisco
4 11 (45.83%) Blue Coat
5 7 (29.17%) Juniper
6 5 (20.83%) Sourcefire
7 3 (12.50%) VMware
7 3 (12.50%) Citrix
7 3 (12.50%) Infoblox
7 3 (12.50%) Imperva
8 2 (8.33%) HP
9 1 (4.17%) SolarWinds