The table below looks at the statistics for CCSE in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CCSE over the 3 months to 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE)
Rank 135 123 128
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +5
Contract jobs citing CCSE 11 3 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.36% 0.13% 0.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.01% 0.62% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 0
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£375 £388 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -
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 - - £32.00
CCSE
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the East of England region.

Qualifications Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
547 484 588
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 17.96% 20.28% 19.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 215 270
Average daily rate £350 £328 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.87% -0.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £180 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 36 74
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -53.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.36 £10.15 £14.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £19.70 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -28.57%

CCSE
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

CCSE Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

CCSE
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

CCSE Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

CCSE
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCSE within the East of England region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedfordshire - 7 £350 -
Suffolk - 3 £375 -
CCSE
England

CCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 18 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 16 (88.89%) Network Security
3 15 (83.33%) Firewall
4 13 (72.22%) Cisco
5 11 (61.11%) LAN
5 11 (61.11%) WAN
6 10 (55.56%) CCNP
6 10 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (50.00%) TCP/IP
7 9 (50.00%) CCSA
8 7 (38.89%) BGP
8 7 (38.89%) VPN
9 6 (33.33%) OSPF
10 5 (27.78%) DNS
10 5 (27.78%) Windows
10 5 (27.78%) Linux
10 5 (27.78%) BIG-IP
10 5 (27.78%) F5
10 5 (27.78%) Mentoring
11 4 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
11 4 (22.22%) Network Management
11 4 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
12 3 (16.67%) SSH
12 3 (16.67%) Sourcefire
12 3 (16.67%) Blue Coat
12 3 (16.67%) Wireless
12 3 (16.67%) IPsec
12 3 (16.67%) VMware
12 3 (16.67%) Infoblox
12 3 (16.67%) Imperva

CCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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.

Applications
1 3 (16.67%) MS Visio
2 2 (11.11%) MS Office
3 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 16 (88.89%) Network Security
2 15 (83.33%) Firewall
3 11 (61.11%) LAN
3 11 (61.11%) WAN
4 9 (50.00%) TCP/IP
5 7 (38.89%) BGP
5 7 (38.89%) VPN
6 6 (33.33%) OSPF
7 5 (27.78%) DNS
7 5 (27.78%) BIG-IP
8 4 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (16.67%) SSH
9 3 (16.67%) Wireless
9 3 (16.67%) IPsec
9 3 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (16.67%) DHCP
9 3 (16.67%) SSL
9 3 (16.67%) NetScreen
9 3 (16.67%) DMVPN
General
1 1 (5.56%) Banking
1 1 (5.56%) Retail
1 1 (5.56%) Investment Banking
1 1 (5.56%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Security Engineer
1 8 (44.44%) Network Engineer
1 8 (44.44%) Network Security Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) Security Consultant
2 5 (27.78%) Network Consultant
2 5 (27.78%) Consultant
2 5 (27.78%) Network Security Consultant
3 4 (22.22%) Network Security Specialist
3 4 (22.22%) Security Specialist
3 4 (22.22%) Network Specialist
4 3 (16.67%) Firewall Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Network Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Security Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Security Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Cisco Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Network Security Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) PKI
1 3 (16.67%) Thin Client
1 3 (16.67%) Fat Client
2 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (27.78%) Windows
1 5 (27.78%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Mentoring
2 4 (22.22%) Network Management
3 3 (16.67%) Load Balancing
3 3 (16.67%) E-Commerce
3 3 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (16.67%) Line Management
4 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (11.11%) Network Architecture
4 2 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (11.11%) Data Security
5 1 (5.56%) Time Management
5 1 (5.56%) Incident Management
5 1 (5.56%) ITIL
5 1 (5.56%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 10 (55.56%) CCNP
1 10 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (50.00%) CCSA
3 3 (16.67%) CCDP
4 2 (11.11%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 18 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 13 (72.22%) Cisco
3 5 (27.78%) F5
4 3 (16.67%) Sourcefire
4 3 (16.67%) Blue Coat
4 3 (16.67%) VMware
4 3 (16.67%) Infoblox
4 3 (16.67%) Imperva
4 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 3 (16.67%) Citrix
5 2 (11.11%) Sophos
5 2 (11.11%) SonicWALL
6 1 (5.56%) Intel
6 1 (5.56%) Juniper
6 1 (5.56%) Nokia