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 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE)
Rank 169 196 188
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -8
Contract jobs citing CCSE 15 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.29% 0.069% 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.68% 0.39% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 0 4
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£413 - £358
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 - £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 - £372
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £413 £320
% change year-on-year
-2.96% +28.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £55.00 -
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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
891 1027 912
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 17.35% 17.70% 15.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 654 675 610
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £252 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £353 £333
% change year-on-year
+9.14% +6.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 16 39
Average hourly rate £18.70 £25.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.20% -37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.03 £15.40 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £41.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -34.57%

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015, 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 30 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 29 (96.67%) Firewall
3 28 (93.33%) F5
4 27 (90.00%) Cisco
5 26 (86.67%) Cisco Certification
6 22 (73.33%) CCNP
7 21 (70.00%) Cisco IOS
8 19 (63.33%) Network Security
8 19 (63.33%) Blue Coat
9 18 (60.00%) DNS
10 17 (56.67%) OSPF
10 17 (56.67%) BGP
11 16 (53.33%) Cisco ASA
12 15 (50.00%) Load Balancing
13 14 (46.67%) DHCP
13 14 (46.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 14 (46.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 13 (43.33%) Mentoring
15 12 (40.00%) VMware
15 12 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
15 12 (40.00%) BIG-IP
15 12 (40.00%) Linux
15 12 (40.00%) E-Commerce
15 12 (40.00%) DMVPN
15 12 (40.00%) Infoblox
15 12 (40.00%) Imperva
16 11 (36.67%) Analytical Skills
16 11 (36.67%) Thin Client
16 11 (36.67%) NetScreen
16 11 (36.67%) Citrix

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 29 (96.67%) Firewall
2 21 (70.00%) Cisco IOS
3 19 (63.33%) Network Security
4 18 (60.00%) DNS
5 17 (56.67%) OSPF
5 17 (56.67%) BGP
6 16 (53.33%) Cisco ASA
7 14 (46.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 14 (46.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 14 (46.67%) DHCP
8 12 (40.00%) BIG-IP
8 12 (40.00%) DMVPN
9 11 (36.67%) NetScreen
10 10 (33.33%) VPN
11 5 (16.67%) TCP/IP
11 5 (16.67%) SSL
11 5 (16.67%) LAN
11 5 (16.67%) WAN
11 5 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
12 4 (13.33%) Multicast
General
1 8 (26.67%) Banking
2 6 (20.00%) Finance
3 4 (13.33%) Spanish Language
4 3 (10.00%) Investment Banking
5 1 (3.33%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 13 (43.33%) Security Specialist
2 12 (40.00%) Network Engineer
3 11 (36.67%) Network Specialist
3 11 (36.67%) Network Security Specialist
4 8 (26.67%) Security Engineer
5 5 (16.67%) Senior Security Engineer
5 5 (16.67%) Senior Network Engineer
6 4 (13.33%) Network Security Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 1 (3.33%) Senior Network Security Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 11 (36.67%) Thin Client
1 11 (36.67%) Fat Client
1 11 (36.67%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (13.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 12 (40.00%) Linux
2 4 (13.33%) Windows 2000
2 4 (13.33%) UNIX
2 4 (13.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 13 (43.33%) Mentoring
3 12 (40.00%) E-Commerce
4 5 (16.67%) Project Management
4 5 (16.67%) Line Management
5 4 (13.33%) Network Architecture
5 4 (13.33%) Requirements Analysis
5 4 (13.33%) Project Planning
6 2 (6.67%) Migration
7 1 (3.33%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 7 (23.33%) C
2 4 (13.33%) Shell Script
3 3 (10.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 26 (86.67%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (73.33%) CCNP
3 11 (36.67%) CCSA
4 4 (13.33%) CCSP
5 1 (3.33%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 12 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (13.33%) ProxySG
3 1 (3.33%) Snort
3 1 (3.33%) XenServer
Vendors
1 30 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 28 (93.33%) F5
3 27 (90.00%) Cisco
4 19 (63.33%) Blue Coat
5 12 (40.00%) VMware
5 12 (40.00%) Infoblox
5 12 (40.00%) Imperva
6 11 (36.67%) Citrix
7 7 (23.33%) Juniper
7 7 (23.33%) HP
8 5 (16.67%) Sourcefire
9 2 (6.67%) SolarWinds