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 April 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE)
Rank 523 522 479
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -43
Contract jobs citing CCSE 54 50 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.10% 0.074%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.56% 0.52% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 34 15
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £329 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £446 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £315
% change year-on-year
- +26.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £39.00 - -
UK excluding London average 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
9723 9664 7829
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.22% 19.46% 18.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 5582 5589 4212
Average daily rate £395 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £530 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 447 482 438
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £24.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -19.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £52.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -21.73%

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 April 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 April 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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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 -13 16 £400 +31.68% 13
London -9 14 £425 +9.67% 5
Yorkshire -27 11 £401 - 3
East of England +15 5 £425 +6.25% 3
East Midlands - 4 £400 -
West Midlands 0 2 £450 -
North West - 1 - -
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CCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 April 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.

1 122 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 121 (99.18%) Cisco
3 111 (90.98%) Cisco Certification
4 106 (86.89%) Firewall
5 101 (82.79%) CCNP
6 98 (80.33%) Cisco ASA
6 98 (80.33%) F5
7 84 (68.85%) Blue Coat
8 73 (59.84%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 69 (56.56%) OSPF
9 69 (56.56%) DNS
10 67 (54.92%) Cisco IOS
11 64 (52.46%) Network Security
12 63 (51.64%) BIG-IP
13 61 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 59 (48.36%) VMware
14 59 (48.36%) DHCP
15 52 (42.62%) VMware Infrastructure
16 51 (41.80%) Infoblox
17 48 (39.34%) BGP
18 45 (36.89%) Citrix
19 43 (35.25%) Juniper
20 41 (33.61%) CCSA
21 40 (32.79%) E-Commerce
22 39 (31.97%) Linux
22 39 (31.97%) Analytical Skills
23 37 (30.33%) DMVPN
24 35 (28.69%) Imperva
24 35 (28.69%) HP
24 35 (28.69%) NetScreen

CCSE
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 (1.64%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (0.82%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (4.10%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 106 (86.89%) Firewall
2 98 (80.33%) Cisco ASA
3 73 (59.84%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 69 (56.56%) OSPF
4 69 (56.56%) DNS
5 67 (54.92%) Cisco IOS
6 64 (52.46%) Network Security
7 63 (51.64%) BIG-IP
8 61 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 59 (48.36%) DHCP
10 48 (39.34%) BGP
11 37 (30.33%) DMVPN
12 35 (28.69%) NetScreen
13 21 (17.21%) Cisco Nexus
13 21 (17.21%) VPN
14 19 (15.57%) LAN
15 16 (13.11%) WAN
16 15 (12.30%) TCP/IP
16 15 (12.30%) Cisco PIX
17 14 (11.48%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.64%) SQL Server
1 2 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 12 (9.84%) Telecoms
2 10 (8.20%) Finance
3 6 (4.92%) Banking
4 5 (4.10%) Spanish Language
5 3 (2.46%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.64%) Retail
6 2 (1.64%) Billing
7 1 (0.82%) Local Government
7 1 (0.82%) Back Office
7 1 (0.82%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 40 (32.79%) Network Engineer
2 35 (28.69%) Network Specialist
3 34 (27.87%) Network Security Specialist
3 34 (27.87%) Security Specialist
4 25 (20.49%) Security Engineer
5 13 (10.66%) Analyst
6 12 (9.84%) Network Security Engineer
7 8 (6.56%) Senior Network Engineer
8 7 (5.74%) Senior Security Engineer
9 6 (4.92%) Infrastructure Specialist
9 6 (4.92%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
9 6 (4.92%) Network Analyst
9 6 (4.92%) Network Consultant
9 6 (4.92%) Consultant
10 5 (4.10%) Security Consultant
10 5 (4.10%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 5 (4.10%) Senior Analyst
10 5 (4.10%) Network Security Consultant
10 5 (4.10%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
11 4 (3.28%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.46%) WAP
2 1 (0.82%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 39 (31.97%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (27.87%) Thin Client
2 34 (27.87%) Fat Client
3 7 (5.74%) PKI
4 5 (4.10%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (2.46%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.82%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 39 (31.97%) Linux
2 7 (5.74%) UNIX
2 7 (5.74%) Windows
3 5 (4.10%) Windows 2000
4 2 (1.64%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (32.79%) E-Commerce
2 33 (27.05%) Load Balancing
3 21 (17.21%) Mentoring
4 14 (11.48%) Line Management
5 12 (9.84%) ITIL
6 8 (6.56%) Incident Management
7 6 (4.92%) Fault Management
8 5 (4.10%) Network Architecture
8 5 (4.10%) ITIL V3
8 5 (4.10%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (4.10%) Network Design
8 5 (4.10%) Project Management
9 4 (3.28%) Change Management
9 4 (3.28%) Requirements Analysis
9 4 (3.28%) Project Planning
10 3 (2.46%) Kalman Filter
10 3 (2.46%) Deep Packet Inspection
10 3 (2.46%) Database Security
10 3 (2.46%) Problem Management
10 3 (2.46%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (21.31%) C
2 4 (3.28%) Shell Script
3 3 (2.46%) Perl
Qualifications
1 111 (90.98%) Cisco Certification
2 101 (82.79%) CCNP
3 41 (33.61%) CCSA
4 21 (17.21%) CCSP
5 13 (10.66%) CCNA
6 11 (9.02%) CCIE
7 9 (7.38%) CCDP
8 7 (5.74%) CISSP
9 6 (4.92%) Degree
10 5 (4.10%) Security Cleared
10 5 (4.10%) HP ASE
10 5 (4.10%) HP MASE
10 5 (4.10%) Check Point Certification
11 4 (3.28%) JNCIP
11 4 (3.28%) JNCIE
11 4 (3.28%) CCDA
11 4 (3.28%) SC Cleared
12 3 (2.46%) JNCIS
13 2 (1.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 2 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.92%) SLA
2 4 (3.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (2.46%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.46%) GPG13
4 1 (0.82%) QA
System Software
1 52 (42.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (13.93%) XenServer
3 12 (9.84%) ProxySG
4 3 (2.46%) Snort
5 2 (1.64%) Squid
5 2 (1.64%) Active Directory
5 2 (1.64%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (3.28%) FortiGate
2 3 (2.46%) OpenView
2 3 (2.46%) Netcool
Vendors
1 122 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 121 (99.18%) Cisco
3 98 (80.33%) F5
4 84 (68.85%) Blue Coat
5 59 (48.36%) VMware
6 51 (41.80%) Infoblox
7 45 (36.89%) Citrix
8 43 (35.25%) Juniper
9 35 (28.69%) HP
9 35 (28.69%) Imperva
10 9 (7.38%) Fortinet
11 8 (6.56%) Sourcefire
11 8 (6.56%) Nokia
12 6 (4.92%) Microsoft
13 5 (4.10%) BMC
13 5 (4.10%) Red Hat
13 5 (4.10%) Remedy
14 4 (3.28%) Riverbed
15 3 (2.46%) Crossbeam
15 3 (2.46%) Nortel
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Certes Computing Ltd
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Rate: £38.00 - £45.00 per hour
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