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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE)
Rank 133 116 130
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +14
Contract jobs citing CCSE 13 5 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.41% 0.21% 0.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.23% 1.02% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 1
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£375 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%
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
583 492 575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 18.43% 20.66% 18.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 289 220 273
Average daily rate £368 £300 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.50% -9.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £193 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £438 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 33 75
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.59 £11.85 £14.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £34.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%

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 29 August 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
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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 - 1
Suffolk - 3 £375 -
CCSE
England

CCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 20 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 18 (90.00%) Network Security
3 17 (85.00%) Firewall
4 15 (75.00%) Cisco
5 12 (60.00%) CCNP
5 12 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (55.00%) LAN
6 11 (55.00%) WAN
7 9 (45.00%) TCP/IP
7 9 (45.00%) BGP
7 9 (45.00%) CCSA
8 8 (40.00%) OSPF
9 7 (35.00%) VPN
9 7 (35.00%) DNS
9 7 (35.00%) Linux
9 7 (35.00%) BIG-IP
9 7 (35.00%) F5
10 6 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (25.00%) Thin Client
11 5 (25.00%) VMware
11 5 (25.00%) Blue Coat
11 5 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 5 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
11 5 (25.00%) Fat Client
11 5 (25.00%) DHCP
11 5 (25.00%) E-Commerce
11 5 (25.00%) Windows
11 5 (25.00%) Citrix
11 5 (25.00%) NetScreen
11 5 (25.00%) Infoblox

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (15.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (10.00%) MS Office
3 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 18 (90.00%) Network Security
2 17 (85.00%) Firewall
3 11 (55.00%) LAN
3 11 (55.00%) WAN
4 9 (45.00%) BGP
4 9 (45.00%) TCP/IP
5 8 (40.00%) OSPF
6 7 (35.00%) BIG-IP
6 7 (35.00%) VPN
6 7 (35.00%) DNS
7 6 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (25.00%) DMVPN
8 5 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 5 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 5 (25.00%) NetScreen
8 5 (25.00%) DHCP
8 5 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
9 4 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (15.00%) Wireless
10 3 (15.00%) IPsec
General
1 1 (5.00%) Banking
1 1 (5.00%) Retail
1 1 (5.00%) Investment Banking
1 1 (5.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Network Engineer
1 8 (40.00%) Network Security Engineer
1 8 (40.00%) Security Engineer
2 6 (30.00%) Network Specialist
2 6 (30.00%) Security Specialist
2 6 (30.00%) Network Security Specialist
3 5 (25.00%) Network Security Consultant
3 5 (25.00%) Security Consultant
3 5 (25.00%) Network Consultant
3 5 (25.00%) Consultant
4 3 (15.00%) Firewall Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Network Security Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Security Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Network Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Security Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Thin Client
1 5 (25.00%) Fat Client
2 3 (15.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 7 (35.00%) Linux
2 5 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 4 (20.00%) Network Management
3 3 (15.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (15.00%) Load Balancing
4 2 (10.00%) Network Architecture
4 2 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (10.00%) Data Security
4 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (5.00%) ITIL
5 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
5 1 (5.00%) Project Management
5 1 (5.00%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 12 (60.00%) CCNP
1 12 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (45.00%) CCSA
3 3 (15.00%) CCDP
4 2 (10.00%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 20 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 15 (75.00%) Cisco
3 7 (35.00%) F5
4 5 (25.00%) Infoblox
4 5 (25.00%) Imperva
4 5 (25.00%) Citrix
4 5 (25.00%) VMware
4 5 (25.00%) Blue Coat
5 3 (15.00%) Sourcefire
5 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (10.00%) SonicWALL
6 2 (10.00%) Sophos
7 1 (5.00%) Intel
7 1 (5.00%) Juniper
7 1 (5.00%) Nokia