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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE)
Rank 490 519 501
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -18
Contract jobs citing CCSE 67 20 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.045% 0.051%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.73% 0.24% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 11 13
Average daily rate
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£407 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £350 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-5.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 £55.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.72% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £55.00 -
% change year-on-year
-22.72% -
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UK

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
9173 8436 7387
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.12% 18.92% 17.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 5411 4650 3941
Average daily rate £400 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 409 380 526
Average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.81 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.02 £40.00 £44.78
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.25
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.83%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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 +18 27 £401 +3.35% 6
London +32 26 £425 +6.25% 2
South East -12 8 £375 -15.15% 2
South West - 2 - -
North West 0 1 - -
East of England 0 1 - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
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UK

CCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 126 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 122 (96.83%) Cisco
3 114 (90.48%) Cisco Certification
3 114 (90.48%) Firewall
4 103 (81.75%) CCNP
5 98 (77.78%) F5
6 88 (69.84%) Cisco ASA
7 76 (60.32%) Blue Coat
8 60 (47.62%) OSPF
9 58 (46.03%) Network Security
9 58 (46.03%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 56 (44.44%) Cisco IOS
11 53 (42.06%) DNS
12 52 (41.27%) CCSA
12 52 (41.27%) BIG-IP
13 48 (38.10%) BGP
14 45 (35.71%) VMware
15 44 (34.92%) DHCP
15 44 (34.92%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
16 42 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
16 42 (33.33%) Juniper
17 40 (31.75%) VMware Infrastructure
18 38 (30.16%) Infoblox
19 37 (29.37%) Citrix
20 36 (28.57%) Load Balancing
21 34 (26.98%) Linux
22 32 (25.40%) E-Commerce
23 31 (24.60%) HP
24 30 (23.81%) LAN
24 30 (23.81%) WAN

CCSE
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 (1.59%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (2.38%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.79%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (5.56%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 114 (90.48%) Firewall
2 88 (69.84%) Cisco ASA
3 60 (47.62%) OSPF
4 58 (46.03%) Network Security
4 58 (46.03%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 56 (44.44%) Cisco IOS
6 53 (42.06%) DNS
7 52 (41.27%) BIG-IP
8 48 (38.10%) BGP
9 44 (34.92%) DHCP
9 44 (34.92%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 30 (23.81%) LAN
10 30 (23.81%) WAN
10 30 (23.81%) VPN
11 29 (23.02%) DMVPN
12 26 (20.63%) NetScreen
13 23 (18.25%) Cisco Nexus
14 19 (15.08%) TCP/IP
14 19 (15.08%) Cisco PIX
15 16 (12.70%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (1.59%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 12 (9.52%) Finance
1 12 (9.52%) Banking
2 10 (7.94%) Spanish Language
3 8 (6.35%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.38%) Financial Institution
4 3 (2.38%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.79%) Legal
5 1 (0.79%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 56 (44.44%) Network Engineer
2 30 (23.81%) Security Specialist
3 27 (21.43%) Network Specialist
3 27 (21.43%) Network Security Specialist
4 26 (20.63%) Security Engineer
5 17 (13.49%) Network Security Engineer
6 16 (12.70%) Senior Network Engineer
7 14 (11.11%) Analyst
8 10 (7.94%) Network Analyst
9 7 (5.56%) Senior Security Engineer
9 7 (5.56%) Firewall Engineer
10 5 (3.97%) Infrastructure Specialist
10 5 (3.97%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
10 5 (3.97%) Data Network Engineer
11 4 (3.17%) Consultant
11 4 (3.17%) Security Consultant
12 3 (2.38%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 3 (2.38%) Network Consultant
12 3 (2.38%) Senior Analyst
12 3 (2.38%) Network Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.76%) WAP
2 2 (1.59%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 42 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (20.63%) Thin Client
2 26 (20.63%) Fat Client
3 7 (5.56%) PKI
4 6 (4.76%) Mobile App
5 4 (3.17%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.59%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.59%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.79%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 34 (26.98%) Linux
2 12 (9.52%) UNIX
3 10 (7.94%) Windows
4 6 (4.76%) Windows 2000
5 2 (1.59%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.79%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (28.57%) Load Balancing
2 32 (25.40%) E-Commerce
3 28 (22.22%) Mentoring
4 16 (12.70%) ITIL
5 14 (11.11%) Fault Management
5 14 (11.11%) Incident Management
6 11 (8.73%) Project Management
7 10 (7.94%) Change Management
8 9 (7.14%) Line Management
9 7 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
9 7 (5.56%) Network Architecture
9 7 (5.56%) Network Management
9 7 (5.56%) Problem Management
10 6 (4.76%) ITIL V3
10 6 (4.76%) Migration
11 5 (3.97%) Project Planning
12 4 (3.17%) Requirements Analysis
12 4 (3.17%) Release Management
12 4 (3.17%) Performance Tuning
12 4 (3.17%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 22 (17.46%) C
2 4 (3.17%) Shell Script
2 4 (3.17%) Perl
3 1 (0.79%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 114 (90.48%) Cisco Certification
2 103 (81.75%) CCNP
3 52 (41.27%) CCSA
4 23 (18.25%) CCSP
5 15 (11.90%) Security Cleared
6 14 (11.11%) CCNA
7 13 (10.32%) CCIE
8 11 (8.73%) SC Cleared
9 7 (5.56%) CCDP
9 7 (5.56%) Degree
10 5 (3.97%) CISSP
11 4 (3.17%) DV Cleared
12 3 (2.38%) JNCIS
12 3 (2.38%) Check Point Certification
13 2 (1.59%) VCAP
13 2 (1.59%) HP ASE
13 2 (1.59%) HP MASE
13 2 (1.59%) VCP5
13 2 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (1.59%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.73%) SLA
2 6 (4.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.59%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.59%) QA
3 2 (1.59%) GPG13
System Software
1 40 (31.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (11.11%) ProxySG
3 12 (9.52%) XenServer
4 2 (1.59%) Terminal Services
4 2 (1.59%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.59%) Snort
5 1 (0.79%) Squid
Systems Management
1 6 (4.76%) OpenView
1 6 (4.76%) Netcool
2 1 (0.79%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 126 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 122 (96.83%) Cisco
3 98 (77.78%) F5
4 76 (60.32%) Blue Coat
5 45 (35.71%) VMware
6 42 (33.33%) Juniper
7 38 (30.16%) Infoblox
8 37 (29.37%) Citrix
9 31 (24.60%) HP
10 27 (21.43%) Imperva
11 16 (12.70%) Nokia
12 9 (7.14%) Sourcefire
12 9 (7.14%) Microsoft
13 7 (5.56%) Remedy
13 7 (5.56%) Red Hat
13 7 (5.56%) BMC
13 7 (5.56%) Fortinet
14 6 (4.76%) Crossbeam
14 6 (4.76%) Nortel
14 6 (4.76%) Radware