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 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 487 524 492
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -32
Contract jobs citing CCSE 77 22 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.16% 0.048% 0.054%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.75% 0.24% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 11 13
Average daily rate
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£413 £400 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £350 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £413 £320
% change year-on-year
-2.96% +28.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £55.00 -
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 England region.

Qualifications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10269 8982 7524
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.56% 19.63% 18.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 6018 4901 4040
Average daily rate £400 £375 £374
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +0.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £353 £333
% change year-on-year
+9.14% +6.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 425 458
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.82% -29.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.69 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £47.50
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 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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015. 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
Yorkshire +21 34 £401 +1.64% 2
London +4 27 £425 +21.42% 4
South East -29 9 £395 -10.63% 8
East of England +6 2 £425 +9.67% 3
North West -13 1 - - 3
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
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CCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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.

1 135 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 132 (97.78%) Cisco
3 125 (92.59%) Cisco Certification
4 121 (89.63%) Firewall
5 115 (85.19%) CCNP
6 111 (82.22%) F5
7 106 (78.52%) Cisco ASA
8 90 (66.67%) Blue Coat
9 74 (54.81%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 70 (51.85%) OSPF
11 68 (50.37%) DNS
12 66 (48.89%) BIG-IP
13 65 (48.15%) Cisco IOS
14 61 (45.19%) Network Security
15 60 (44.44%) VMware
16 59 (43.70%) DHCP
16 59 (43.70%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
17 53 (39.26%) VMware Infrastructure
18 52 (38.52%) CCSA
19 51 (37.78%) BGP
19 51 (37.78%) Infoblox
20 48 (35.56%) Citrix
21 43 (31.85%) Juniper
22 41 (30.37%) Linux
22 41 (30.37%) E-Commerce
23 39 (28.89%) Analytical Skills
24 38 (28.15%) Load Balancing
25 37 (27.41%) DMVPN
26 35 (25.93%) Imperva
27 34 (25.19%) Fat Client

CCSE
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 2 (1.48%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (1.48%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (5.19%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 121 (89.63%) Firewall
2 106 (78.52%) Cisco ASA
3 74 (54.81%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 70 (51.85%) OSPF
5 68 (50.37%) DNS
6 66 (48.89%) BIG-IP
7 65 (48.15%) Cisco IOS
8 61 (45.19%) Network Security
9 59 (43.70%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 59 (43.70%) DHCP
10 51 (37.78%) BGP
11 37 (27.41%) DMVPN
12 34 (25.19%) NetScreen
13 24 (17.78%) WAN
13 24 (17.78%) LAN
14 22 (16.30%) VPN
15 21 (15.56%) Cisco Nexus
16 20 (14.81%) Cisco PIX
17 17 (12.59%) TACACS
18 12 (8.89%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.48%) SQL Server
1 2 (1.48%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (1.48%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.74%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 10 (7.41%) Finance
2 9 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 8 (5.93%) Banking
4 4 (2.96%) Spanish Language
5 3 (2.22%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.22%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.74%) Legal
6 1 (0.74%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 52 (38.52%) Network Engineer
2 37 (27.41%) Security Specialist
3 34 (25.19%) Network Specialist
3 34 (25.19%) Network Security Specialist
4 22 (16.30%) Security Engineer
5 19 (14.07%) Analyst
6 12 (8.89%) Network Security Engineer
6 12 (8.89%) Senior Network Engineer
7 11 (8.15%) Network Analyst
8 6 (4.44%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 6 (4.44%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
9 5 (3.70%) Senior Security Engineer
9 5 (3.70%) Firewall Engineer
9 5 (3.70%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
9 5 (3.70%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 5 (3.70%) Senior Analyst
10 4 (2.96%) Data Network Engineer
11 3 (2.22%) Network Security Analyst
11 3 (2.22%) Security Analyst
12 2 (1.48%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.70%) WAP
2 2 (1.48%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 39 (28.89%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (25.19%) Fat Client
2 34 (25.19%) Thin Client
3 7 (5.19%) PKI
4 5 (3.70%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (3.70%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.48%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.74%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.74%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 41 (30.37%) Linux
2 11 (8.15%) UNIX
3 8 (5.93%) Windows
4 6 (4.44%) Windows 2000
5 2 (1.48%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.74%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (30.37%) E-Commerce
2 38 (28.15%) Load Balancing
3 30 (22.22%) Mentoring
4 17 (12.59%) ITIL
5 14 (10.37%) Incident Management
5 14 (10.37%) Line Management
6 13 (9.63%) Fault Management
7 10 (7.41%) Project Management
8 9 (6.67%) Change Management
9 7 (5.19%) Root Cause Analysis
10 6 (4.44%) Problem Management
10 6 (4.44%) Network Architecture
10 6 (4.44%) ITIL V3
10 6 (4.44%) Migration
11 5 (3.70%) Network Management
12 4 (2.96%) Requirements Analysis
12 4 (2.96%) Project Planning
13 3 (2.22%) Database Security
13 3 (2.22%) Capacity Planning
13 3 (2.22%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (19.26%) C
2 4 (2.96%) Perl
2 4 (2.96%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.74%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 125 (92.59%) Cisco Certification
2 115 (85.19%) CCNP
3 52 (38.52%) CCSA
4 25 (18.52%) CCSP
5 16 (11.85%) CCNA
6 13 (9.63%) Security Cleared
7 12 (8.89%) CCIE
8 9 (6.67%) SC Cleared
9 7 (5.19%) CCDP
10 6 (4.44%) Degree
11 5 (3.70%) CISSP
12 4 (2.96%) DV Cleared
13 3 (2.22%) HP ASE
13 3 (2.22%) HP MASE
14 2 (1.48%) VCAP
14 2 (1.48%) VCP5
14 2 (1.48%) JNCIS
14 2 (1.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 2 (1.48%) Microsoft Certification
14 2 (1.48%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.41%) SLA
2 7 (5.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (2.22%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.22%) GPG13
4 2 (1.48%) QA
System Software
1 53 (39.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (12.59%) XenServer
3 13 (9.63%) ProxySG
4 2 (1.48%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.48%) Terminal Services
4 2 (1.48%) Squid
5 1 (0.74%) Snort
Systems Management
1 5 (3.70%) OpenView
1 5 (3.70%) Netcool
2 1 (0.74%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 135 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 132 (97.78%) Cisco
3 111 (82.22%) F5
4 90 (66.67%) Blue Coat
5 60 (44.44%) VMware
6 51 (37.78%) Infoblox
7 48 (35.56%) Citrix
8 43 (31.85%) Juniper
9 35 (25.93%) Imperva
10 34 (25.19%) HP
11 17 (12.59%) Nokia
12 8 (5.93%) Microsoft
12 8 (5.93%) Fortinet
13 7 (5.19%) BMC
13 7 (5.19%) Red Hat
13 7 (5.19%) Remedy
14 6 (4.44%) Sourcefire
15 5 (3.70%) Computacenter
15 5 (3.70%) Crossbeam
15 5 (3.70%) Nortel