The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the England region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE)
Rank 511 519 512
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -7
Contract jobs citing CCSE 63 25 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.054% 0.089%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.68% 0.30% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 15 17
Average daily rate
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£375 £413 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £349 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £478 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Qualifications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
9219 8298 9066
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.68% 17.81% 17.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 5254 4509 4772
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £535 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 401 457 562
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.00 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
CCSE
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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 30 July 2014.

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 30 July 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
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +32 25 £398 -7.82% 2
South East +2 15 £343 -44.30% 5
East of England -14 12 £375 -9.09% 3
Yorkshire +11 8 £401 +12.42% 4
North West - 1 £425 -
South West - 1 - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
CCSE
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CCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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.

1 117 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 102 (87.18%) Cisco
3 95 (81.20%) Firewall
4 92 (78.63%) Cisco Certification
5 83 (70.94%) Network Security
6 78 (66.67%) CCNP
7 55 (47.01%) Blue Coat
8 49 (41.88%) CCSA
9 45 (38.46%) F5
10 40 (34.19%) Cisco ASA
11 38 (32.48%) Linux
12 36 (30.77%) Juniper
12 36 (30.77%) BGP
13 34 (29.06%) OSPF
13 34 (29.06%) CISSP
14 33 (28.21%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 33 (28.21%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 32 (27.35%) Cisco IOS
16 30 (25.64%) BIG-IP
17 28 (23.93%) VMware Infrastructure
17 28 (23.93%) VMware
17 28 (23.93%) Citrix
17 28 (23.93%) DNS
18 27 (23.08%) LAN
19 26 (22.22%) DHCP
19 26 (22.22%) NetScreen
20 25 (21.37%) Thin Client
20 25 (21.37%) E-Commerce
20 25 (21.37%) Infoblox
20 25 (21.37%) Imperva

CCSE
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (0.85%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (1.71%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.85%) MS Office
2 1 (0.85%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 95 (81.20%) Firewall
2 83 (70.94%) Network Security
3 40 (34.19%) Cisco ASA
4 36 (30.77%) BGP
5 34 (29.06%) OSPF
6 33 (28.21%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 33 (28.21%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 32 (27.35%) Cisco IOS
8 30 (25.64%) BIG-IP
9 28 (23.93%) DNS
10 27 (23.08%) LAN
11 26 (22.22%) DHCP
11 26 (22.22%) NetScreen
12 25 (21.37%) DMVPN
13 21 (17.95%) WAN
14 15 (12.82%) TCP/IP
14 15 (12.82%) VPN
14 15 (12.82%) Cisco Nexus
15 7 (5.98%) Reverse Proxy
15 7 (5.98%) Internet
General
1 15 (12.82%) Finance
2 13 (11.11%) Banking
3 5 (4.27%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.42%) Financial Institution
4 4 (3.42%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.56%) International Banking
5 3 (2.56%) Retail
6 2 (1.71%) Local Government
6 2 (1.71%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.85%) Law
Job Titles
1 43 (36.75%) Security Engineer
2 38 (32.48%) Network Engineer
3 32 (27.35%) Network Security Engineer
4 27 (23.08%) Security Specialist
4 27 (23.08%) Network Specialist
4 27 (23.08%) Network Security Specialist
5 10 (8.55%) Security Consultant
5 10 (8.55%) Network Consultant
5 10 (8.55%) Consultant
5 10 (8.55%) Network Security Consultant
6 6 (5.13%) Analyst
7 5 (4.27%) Firewall Engineer
7 5 (4.27%) IT Security Engineer
7 5 (4.27%) Architect
8 4 (3.42%) Network Analyst
8 4 (3.42%) Network Support
9 3 (2.56%) Security Manager
9 3 (2.56%) Designer
9 3 (2.56%) Trainer
9 3 (2.56%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.85%) Regular Expression
1 1 (0.85%) CSS
1 1 (0.85%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (21.37%) Thin Client
1 25 (21.37%) Fat Client
2 13 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.71%) PKI
4 1 (0.85%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.85%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 38 (32.48%) Linux
2 17 (14.53%) Windows
3 7 (5.98%) UNIX
4 5 (4.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (3.42%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.85%) Solaris
7 1 (0.85%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (21.37%) E-Commerce
2 22 (18.80%) ITIL
3 18 (15.38%) Load Balancing
4 9 (7.69%) SIEM
4 9 (7.69%) Vulnerability Management
4 9 (7.69%) Information Security
5 7 (5.98%) Network Design
5 7 (5.98%) PRINCE2
6 6 (5.13%) Configuration Management
7 5 (4.27%) Network Management
7 5 (4.27%) Change Control
7 5 (4.27%) Service Management
7 5 (4.27%) Migration
8 4 (3.42%) Cyber Security
9 3 (2.56%) Fault Management
9 3 (2.56%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (2.56%) Information Security Management
9 3 (2.56%) Security Management
9 3 (2.56%) Project Management
10 2 (1.71%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 13 (11.11%) C
2 2 (1.71%) Perl
2 2 (1.71%) PowerShell
2 2 (1.71%) Ruby
2 2 (1.71%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 92 (78.63%) Cisco Certification
2 78 (66.67%) CCNP
3 49 (41.88%) CCSA
4 34 (29.06%) CISSP
5 13 (11.11%) CCIE
5 13 (11.11%) CCSP
6 11 (9.40%) CCNA
7 10 (8.55%) JNCIS
8 9 (7.69%) Security Cleared
9 8 (6.84%) Check Point Certification
9 8 (6.84%) SC Cleared
10 7 (5.98%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (5.98%) MCSE
11 6 (5.13%) CISM
11 6 (5.13%) JNCIP
11 6 (5.13%) JNCIE
11 6 (5.13%) ISACA
12 5 (4.27%) MCSA
13 4 (3.42%) CCDP
13 4 (3.42%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.98%) PCI DSS
1 7 (5.98%) COBIT
2 4 (3.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.56%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.71%) SLA
5 1 (0.85%) QA
System Software
1 28 (23.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (4.27%) ProxySG
3 3 (2.56%) Snort
4 1 (0.85%) vSphere
4 1 (0.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.85%) FortiGate
1 1 (0.85%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (0.85%) SolarWinds Orion
1 1 (0.85%) OpenView
1 1 (0.85%) Netcool
Vendors
1 117 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 102 (87.18%) Cisco
3 55 (47.01%) Blue Coat
4 45 (38.46%) F5
5 36 (30.77%) Juniper
6 28 (23.93%) VMware
6 28 (23.93%) Citrix
7 25 (21.37%) Infoblox
7 25 (21.37%) Imperva
8 16 (13.68%) HP
9 11 (9.40%) Microsoft
9 11 (9.40%) Websense
10 8 (6.84%) McAfee
11 5 (4.27%) Sourcefire
12 4 (3.42%) Fortinet
13 3 (2.56%) Brocade
13 3 (2.56%) IBM
13 3 (2.56%) Sophos
13 3 (2.56%) Nokia
13 3 (2.56%) Red Hat
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