The table below looks at the statistics for CCSE in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CCSE over the 3 months to 2 May 2016 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.

3 months to
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE)
Rank 568 558 541
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -17
Contract jobs citing CCSE 44 55 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.086% 0.11% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.41% 0.55% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 28 38
Median daily rate £410 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.52% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £389 £334
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £480 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £39.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £39.00 -
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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 England region.

Qualifications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10729 10030 9925
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.99% 19.48% 19.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 6819 5749 5724
Median daily rate £405 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £538 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 342 489 507
Median hourly rate £26.50 £22.50 £18.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.77% +19.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.91 £49.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

CCSE
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing CCSE as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

CCSE Jobs Demand Trend in England

CCSE
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

CCSE Daily Rate Trend in England

CCSE
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CCSE across the England region over the 3 months to 2 May 2016.

CCSE Daily Rate Histogram in England

CCSE
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing CCSE across the England region.

CCSE Hourly Rate Trend in England

CCSE
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCSE within the England region over the 3 months to 2 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East -9 18 £450 +12.50% 1
London -29 12 £435 +2.35% 6
Yorkshire 0 7 - - 1
West Midlands -11 3 £375 -1.96% 1
East Midlands +5 2 £400 -
South West - 2 £268 - 2
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CCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing CCSE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for CCSE.

1 85 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 82 (96.47%) Cisco
3 76 (89.41%) Firewall
4 61 (71.76%) Cisco Certification
4 61 (71.76%) Network Security
5 53 (62.35%) Cisco ASA
6 51 (60.00%) CCNP
7 50 (58.82%) CCSA
8 45 (52.94%) F5
9 36 (42.35%) LAN
10 31 (36.47%) WAN
11 28 (32.94%) VPN
12 27 (31.76%) Blue Coat
13 23 (27.06%) Juniper
14 22 (25.88%) TCP/IP
14 22 (25.88%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 19 (22.35%) BGP
16 18 (21.18%) OSPF
16 18 (21.18%) CCNA
17 17 (20.00%) DNS
17 17 (20.00%) Cisco PIX
18 16 (18.82%) Load Balancing
19 15 (17.65%) Cisco IOS
19 15 (17.65%) Linux
19 15 (17.65%) CCIE
20 14 (16.47%) BIG-IP
20 14 (16.47%) Cisco Nexus
21 13 (15.29%) FortiGate
21 13 (15.29%) Check Point Certification
22 12 (14.12%) Citrix

CCSE
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (3.53%) Apache
2 2 (2.35%) IIS
2 2 (2.35%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.18%) nginx
Applications
1 3 (3.53%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.35%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.18%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 76 (89.41%) Firewall
2 61 (71.76%) Network Security
3 53 (62.35%) Cisco ASA
4 36 (42.35%) LAN
5 31 (36.47%) WAN
6 28 (32.94%) VPN
7 22 (25.88%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 22 (25.88%) TCP/IP
8 19 (22.35%) BGP
9 18 (21.18%) OSPF
10 17 (20.00%) Cisco PIX
10 17 (20.00%) DNS
11 15 (17.65%) Cisco IOS
12 14 (16.47%) BIG-IP
12 14 (16.47%) Cisco Nexus
13 12 (14.12%) VRRP
14 11 (12.94%) VLAN
15 10 (11.76%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 10 (11.76%) FWSM
16 9 (10.59%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.35%) MySQL
2 1 (1.18%) SQL Server
General
1 9 (10.59%) Finance
2 8 (9.41%) Banking
3 5 (5.88%) Billing
3 5 (5.88%) Retail
3 5 (5.88%) Spanish Language
3 5 (5.88%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.35%) Back Office
5 1 (1.18%) Legal
Job Titles
1 42 (49.41%) Network Engineer
1 42 (49.41%) Security Engineer
2 30 (35.29%) Network Security Engineer
3 12 (14.12%) Analyst
3 12 (14.12%) IP Engineer
3 12 (14.12%) IP Security Engineer
4 11 (12.94%) Network Analyst
4 11 (12.94%) Senior Security Engineer
5 9 (10.59%) Senior Network Engineer
6 7 (8.24%) Senior Network Security Engineer
7 6 (7.06%) Check Point Expert
7 6 (7.06%) Cisco Engineer
7 6 (7.06%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 5 (5.88%) Consultant
8 5 (5.88%) Network Security Analyst
8 5 (5.88%) Network Security Specialist
8 5 (5.88%) Network Specialist
8 5 (5.88%) Security Analyst
8 5 (5.88%) Security Consultant
8 5 (5.88%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.18%) 802.1X
1 1 (1.18%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 6 (7.06%) Data Centre
3 5 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.71%) DataPower
4 4 (4.71%) Fat Client
4 4 (4.71%) Thin Client
5 3 (3.53%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.18%) CLARiiON
7 1 (1.18%) Clustering
7 1 (1.18%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (1.18%) EqualLogic
7 1 (1.18%) IVR
7 1 (1.18%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.18%) PKI
7 1 (1.18%) Replication
7 1 (1.18%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 15 (17.65%) Linux
2 7 (8.24%) Unix
2 7 (8.24%) Windows
3 3 (3.53%) CentOS
3 3 (3.53%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.18%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (18.82%) Load Balancing
2 10 (11.76%) SIEM
3 9 (10.59%) High Availability
4 8 (9.41%) DDoS Mitigation
4 8 (9.41%) Deep Packet Inspection
5 6 (7.06%) E-Commerce
5 6 (7.06%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 5 (5.88%) CRM
6 5 (5.88%) Kalman Filter
6 5 (5.88%) Mentoring
6 5 (5.88%) Performance Management
7 4 (4.71%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (4.71%) Network Design
8 3 (3.53%) Functional Testing
8 3 (3.53%) ITIL
8 3 (3.53%) Network Monitoring
8 3 (3.53%) Performance Optimisation
8 3 (3.53%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (3.53%) Project Management
8 3 (3.53%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.53%) C
2 1 (1.18%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.18%) SQL
2 1 (1.18%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 61 (71.76%) Cisco Certification
2 51 (60.00%) CCNP
3 50 (58.82%) CCSA
4 18 (21.18%) CCNA
5 15 (17.65%) CCIE
6 13 (15.29%) Check Point Certification
7 9 (10.59%) CISSP
8 8 (9.41%) Degree
9 7 (8.24%) Security Cleared
10 5 (5.88%) CCDP
11 4 (4.71%) CCDA
12 3 (3.53%) JNCIA
12 3 (3.53%) MCSE
12 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (3.53%) SC Cleared
13 2 (2.35%) DV Cleared
13 2 (2.35%) RHCE
13 2 (2.35%) RHCSA
14 1 (1.18%) JNCIS
14 1 (1.18%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (3.53%) SLA
3 1 (1.18%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.18%) QA
System Software
1 11 (12.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (9.41%) ProxySG
3 6 (7.06%) Snort
4 3 (3.53%) Active Directory
4 3 (3.53%) vSphere
5 2 (2.35%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.18%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 13 (15.29%) FortiGate
2 6 (7.06%) Proventia
3 4 (4.71%) Nessus
4 1 (1.18%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.18%) vMotion
Vendors
1 85 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 82 (96.47%) Cisco
3 45 (52.94%) F5
4 27 (31.76%) Blue Coat
5 23 (27.06%) Juniper
6 12 (14.12%) Citrix
7 11 (12.94%) VMware
8 8 (9.41%) Nokia
9 6 (7.06%) HP
9 6 (7.06%) Sourcefire
10 5 (5.88%) IronPort
11 4 (4.71%) Cramer
11 4 (4.71%) Fortinet
11 4 (4.71%) Foundry
11 4 (4.71%) IBM
11 4 (4.71%) Imperva
11 4 (4.71%) Infoblox
11 4 (4.71%) Microsoft
12 3 (3.53%) Crossbeam
12 3 (3.53%) SolarWinds