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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE)
Rank 508 519 488
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -31
Contract jobs citing CCSE 64 44 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.093% 0.065%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.67% 0.48% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 27 15
Average daily rate
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£425 £401 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.11% +9.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £368 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £400 £319
% change year-on-year
+0.12% +25.49%
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
9564 9146 7581
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.67% 19.34% 18.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 5529 5096 4065
Average daily rate £400 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £223 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £537 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 420 473 438
Average hourly rate £22.43 £20.00 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% -23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £48.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

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 March 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 March 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
London +10 23 £425 -1.44% 7
Yorkshire -7 18 £401 +0.06% 4
South East -34 11 £395 -8.98% 5
East of England +7 5 £425 +6.25% 2
West Midlands - 1 £450 -
North West - 1 - - 1
South West - - - - 2
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CCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 136 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 133 (97.79%) Cisco
3 124 (91.18%) Cisco Certification
4 118 (86.76%) Firewall
5 113 (83.09%) CCNP
6 110 (80.88%) F5
7 106 (77.94%) Cisco ASA
8 92 (67.65%) Blue Coat
9 77 (56.62%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 70 (51.47%) OSPF
10 70 (51.47%) DNS
11 65 (47.79%) Cisco IOS
12 64 (47.06%) Network Security
13 63 (46.32%) BIG-IP
14 61 (44.85%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 61 (44.85%) VMware
15 60 (44.12%) DHCP
16 54 (39.71%) VMware Infrastructure
17 52 (38.24%) Citrix
18 51 (37.50%) BGP
18 51 (37.50%) Infoblox
19 50 (36.76%) CCSA
20 49 (36.03%) Juniper
21 41 (30.15%) Linux
21 41 (30.15%) E-Commerce
22 40 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
23 37 (27.21%) DMVPN
23 37 (27.21%) Load Balancing
24 36 (26.47%) HP
25 35 (25.74%) Imperva

CCSE
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (1.47%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (1.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (4.41%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 118 (86.76%) Firewall
2 106 (77.94%) Cisco ASA
3 77 (56.62%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 70 (51.47%) OSPF
4 70 (51.47%) DNS
5 65 (47.79%) Cisco IOS
6 64 (47.06%) Network Security
7 63 (46.32%) BIG-IP
8 61 (44.85%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 60 (44.12%) DHCP
10 51 (37.50%) BGP
11 37 (27.21%) DMVPN
12 34 (25.00%) NetScreen
13 24 (17.65%) LAN
14 23 (16.91%) WAN
14 23 (16.91%) Cisco Nexus
15 21 (15.44%) VPN
16 18 (13.24%) TACACS
17 16 (11.76%) Cisco PIX
18 13 (9.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.47%) SQL Server
1 2 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.74%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 12 (8.82%) Finance
2 9 (6.62%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.68%) Spanish Language
3 5 (3.68%) Banking
4 4 (2.94%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.74%) Back Office
5 1 (0.74%) Legal
5 1 (0.74%) Retail
5 1 (0.74%) Billing
5 1 (0.74%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 45 (33.09%) Network Engineer
2 37 (27.21%) Security Specialist
3 34 (25.00%) Network Specialist
3 34 (25.00%) Network Security Specialist
4 22 (16.18%) Security Engineer
5 19 (13.97%) Analyst
6 11 (8.09%) Network Analyst
7 9 (6.62%) Network Security Engineer
8 8 (5.88%) Senior Network Engineer
9 6 (4.41%) Infrastructure Specialist
9 6 (4.41%) Network Consultant
9 6 (4.41%) Consultant
9 6 (4.41%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
9 6 (4.41%) Senior Security Engineer
9 6 (4.41%) Firewall Engineer
10 5 (3.68%) Network Security Consultant
10 5 (3.68%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
10 5 (3.68%) Security Consultant
10 5 (3.68%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 5 (3.68%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.21%) WAP
2 2 (1.47%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 40 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (25.00%) Fat Client
2 34 (25.00%) Thin Client
3 8 (5.88%) PKI
4 5 (3.68%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (2.21%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.47%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.74%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 41 (30.15%) Linux
2 9 (6.62%) UNIX
3 8 (5.88%) Windows
4 6 (4.41%) Windows 2000
5 2 (1.47%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.74%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (30.15%) E-Commerce
2 37 (27.21%) Load Balancing
3 24 (17.65%) Mentoring
4 17 (12.50%) ITIL
5 14 (10.29%) Line Management
6 13 (9.56%) Incident Management
7 11 (8.09%) Fault Management
8 8 (5.88%) Project Management
8 8 (5.88%) Change Management
9 6 (4.41%) Migration
9 6 (4.41%) Network Architecture
9 6 (4.41%) ITIL V3
9 6 (4.41%) Root Cause Analysis
10 5 (3.68%) Project Planning
11 4 (2.94%) Requirements Analysis
11 4 (2.94%) Problem Management
12 3 (2.21%) Capacity Planning
12 3 (2.21%) Network Management
12 3 (2.21%) Analytics
12 3 (2.21%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 26 (19.12%) C
2 4 (2.94%) Perl
2 4 (2.94%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.74%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 124 (91.18%) Cisco Certification
2 113 (83.09%) CCNP
3 50 (36.76%) CCSA
4 24 (17.65%) CCSP
5 14 (10.29%) CCIE
5 14 (10.29%) CCNA
6 12 (8.82%) Security Cleared
7 10 (7.35%) CCDP
8 9 (6.62%) SC Cleared
9 7 (5.15%) HP ASE
9 7 (5.15%) HP MASE
10 6 (4.41%) CISSP
11 5 (3.68%) JNCIS
12 4 (2.94%) JNCIP
12 4 (2.94%) JNCIE
12 4 (2.94%) Degree
12 4 (2.94%) CCDA
12 4 (2.94%) DV Cleared
13 2 (1.47%) VCAP
13 2 (1.47%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.62%) SLA
2 5 (3.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (2.21%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.21%) GPG13
4 1 (0.74%) QA
System Software
1 54 (39.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (12.50%) XenServer
3 14 (10.29%) ProxySG
4 2 (1.47%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.47%) Terminal Services
4 2 (1.47%) Squid
5 1 (0.74%) Snort
Systems Management
1 3 (2.21%) OpenView
1 3 (2.21%) Netcool
2 2 (1.47%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 136 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 133 (97.79%) Cisco
3 110 (80.88%) F5
4 92 (67.65%) Blue Coat
5 61 (44.85%) VMware
6 52 (38.24%) Citrix
7 51 (37.50%) Infoblox
8 49 (36.03%) Juniper
9 36 (26.47%) HP
10 35 (25.74%) Imperva
11 15 (11.03%) Nokia
12 11 (8.09%) Fortinet
13 7 (5.15%) Sourcefire
13 7 (5.15%) Microsoft
14 6 (4.41%) BMC
14 6 (4.41%) Red Hat
14 6 (4.41%) Remedy
14 6 (4.41%) Riverbed
15 5 (3.68%) Computacenter
16 4 (2.94%) Symantec
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