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 14 February 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.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE)
Rank 553 509 547
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +38
Contract jobs citing CCSE 38 73 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.080% 0.16% 0.040%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.38% 0.77% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 59 10
Average daily rate £425 £413 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £388 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £452
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £401 £425
% change year-on-year
-15.73% -5.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £42.00 - £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 - £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 England region.

Qualifications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
9995 9420 8751
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.14% 20.23% 19.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 6245 5517 4799
Average daily rate £405 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 421 441 399
Average hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £48.10 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+77.77% +28.57%

CCSE
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CCSE across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 14 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCSE within the England region over the 3 months to 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
South East +17 14 £388 +3.33% 6
London -10 13 £525 +23.52% 12
Yorkshire -38 6 £285 -28.83% 3
South West - 2 £268 - 1
East of England - 2 £450 - 7
East Midlands -10 1 £400 -
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CCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 110 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 105 (95.45%) Cisco
3 96 (87.27%) Firewall
4 72 (65.45%) Cisco Certification
5 65 (59.09%) Network Security
6 62 (56.36%) CCNP
7 61 (55.45%) LAN
8 60 (54.55%) CCSA
9 59 (53.64%) Cisco ASA
10 58 (52.73%) Juniper
11 53 (48.18%) VPN
12 52 (47.27%) WAN
13 51 (46.36%) F5
14 40 (36.36%) Blue Coat
15 37 (33.64%) Cisco IOS
16 35 (31.82%) TCP/IP
17 34 (30.91%) OSPF
17 34 (30.91%) Cisco Nexus
18 32 (29.09%) BGP
19 27 (24.55%) Citrix
19 27 (24.55%) VLAN
20 26 (23.64%) CCNA
21 25 (22.73%) Load Balancing
22 24 (21.82%) CISSP
22 24 (21.82%) Linux
23 22 (20.00%) SSL
24 21 (19.09%) ITIL
24 21 (19.09%) DNS
25 20 (18.18%) Spanning Tree
26 19 (17.27%) NX-OS

CCSE
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (3.64%) Apache
2 2 (1.82%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (3.64%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.73%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.91%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 96 (87.27%) Firewall
2 65 (59.09%) Network Security
3 61 (55.45%) LAN
4 59 (53.64%) Cisco ASA
5 53 (48.18%) VPN
6 52 (47.27%) WAN
7 37 (33.64%) Cisco IOS
8 35 (31.82%) TCP/IP
9 34 (30.91%) Cisco Nexus
9 34 (30.91%) OSPF
10 32 (29.09%) BGP
11 27 (24.55%) VLAN
12 22 (20.00%) SSL
13 21 (19.09%) DNS
14 20 (18.18%) Spanning Tree
15 19 (17.27%) Cisco PIX
15 19 (17.27%) NX-OS
16 18 (16.36%) HSRP
16 18 (16.36%) VRRP
17 17 (15.45%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.82%) MySQL
General
1 18 (16.36%) Telecoms
2 17 (15.45%) Finance
3 11 (10.00%) Spanish Language
4 8 (7.27%) Banking
5 3 (2.73%) Legal
5 3 (2.73%) Local Government
6 2 (1.82%) Advertising
7 1 (0.91%) Games
7 1 (0.91%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 45 (40.91%) Network Engineer
2 38 (34.55%) Security Engineer
3 26 (23.64%) Network Security Engineer
4 22 (20.00%) Analyst
4 22 (20.00%) Network Analyst
5 17 (15.45%) Senior Security Engineer
6 16 (14.55%) Consultant
7 13 (11.82%) Security Consultant
8 11 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
8 11 (10.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 11 (10.00%) Network Security Analyst
8 11 (10.00%) Security Analyst
9 9 (8.18%) Senior Network Engineer
10 7 (6.36%) Check Point Analyst
10 7 (6.36%) Firewall Engineer
11 6 (5.45%) Security Specialist
11 6 (5.45%) Senior Network Security Engineer
12 5 (4.55%) Design Engineer
12 5 (4.55%) Network Consultant
12 5 (4.55%) Network Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.82%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.91%) CSS
2 1 (0.91%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (17.27%) Data Centre
2 9 (8.18%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.45%) DataPower
4 5 (4.55%) Fat Client
4 5 (4.55%) Thin Client
5 3 (2.73%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.73%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 3 (2.73%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.73%) PKI
6 2 (1.82%) Clustering
6 2 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.91%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 24 (21.82%) Linux
2 8 (7.27%) Windows
3 7 (6.36%) Unix
4 2 (1.82%) CentOS
4 2 (1.82%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (22.73%) Load Balancing
2 21 (19.09%) ITIL
3 19 (17.27%) Network Design
4 11 (10.00%) SIEM
5 10 (9.09%) Mentoring
6 6 (5.45%) Kalman Filter
6 6 (5.45%) Web Filtering
7 5 (4.55%) E-Commerce
7 5 (4.55%) Information Security
7 5 (4.55%) Migration
7 5 (4.55%) Penetration Testing
7 5 (4.55%) Presales
7 5 (4.55%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 4 (3.64%) ITIL V3
8 4 (3.64%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (3.64%) Strategic Planning
9 3 (2.73%) Capacity Planning
9 3 (2.73%) E-Discovery
9 3 (2.73%) Functional Testing
9 3 (2.73%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.73%) C
Qualifications
1 72 (65.45%) Cisco Certification
2 62 (56.36%) CCNP
3 60 (54.55%) CCSA
4 26 (23.64%) CCNA
5 24 (21.82%) CISSP
6 18 (16.36%) Degree
7 17 (15.45%) Check Point Certification
8 14 (12.73%) CCIE
9 11 (10.00%) CCDP
10 8 (7.27%) JNCIA
11 6 (5.45%) JNCIS
11 6 (5.45%) Security Cleared
12 5 (4.55%) CCENT
12 5 (4.55%) JNCIE
12 5 (4.55%) JNCIP
13 4 (3.64%) CCSP
13 4 (3.64%) GIAC
14 3 (2.73%) SC Cleared
15 2 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
15 2 (1.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 5 (4.55%) PCI DSS
3 4 (3.64%) HIPAA
3 4 (3.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (2.73%) GPG13
5 1 (0.91%) QA
System Software
1 12 (10.91%) Snort
2 11 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.55%) ProxySG
4 2 (1.82%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.82%) VirtualBox
4 2 (1.82%) vSphere
5 1 (0.91%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 12 (10.91%) Proventia
2 5 (4.55%) FortiGate
3 3 (2.73%) EnCase
3 3 (2.73%) Nagios
3 3 (2.73%) Nessus
4 2 (1.82%) Cacti
4 2 (1.82%) SCCM
4 2 (1.82%) SCOM
5 1 (0.91%) Nexpose
5 1 (0.91%) QRadar
Vendors
1 110 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 105 (95.45%) Cisco
3 58 (52.73%) Juniper
4 51 (46.36%) F5
5 40 (36.36%) Blue Coat
6 27 (24.55%) Citrix
7 18 (16.36%) Nokia
8 17 (15.45%) Sourcefire
9 13 (11.82%) Fortinet
10 11 (10.00%) HP
10 11 (10.00%) IronPort
10 11 (10.00%) Palo Alto
10 11 (10.00%) VMware
11 9 (8.18%) Tufin
12 8 (7.27%) Infoblox
12 8 (7.27%) Intel Security
12 8 (7.27%) Microsoft
13 6 (5.45%) Foundry
13 6 (5.45%) IBM
14 5 (4.55%) Imperva
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