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 22 December 2014 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE)
Rank 510 540 514
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -26
Contract jobs citing CCSE 75 15 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.032% 0.058%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.73% 0.18% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 8 11
Average daily rate
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£401 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.80% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £343 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £430 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £38.75 £28.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.39% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £28.00 -
% change year-on-year
+38.39% -
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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
10264 8463 8084
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.59% 17.95% 18.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 6090 4810 4279
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 490 349 558
Average hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £22.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -21.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.63 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £39.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

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 22 December 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 22 December 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 +35 31 £427 +6.62% 2
Yorkshire - 20 £401 - 3
South East -7 13 £338 - 1
North West -6 3 £363 +3.57%
West Midlands -7 1 £375 -
East of England - 1 - - 4
East Midlands - 1 £400 -
CCSE
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CCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 December 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.

1 123 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 116 (94.31%) Cisco
3 108 (87.80%) Firewall
4 103 (83.74%) Cisco Certification
5 92 (74.80%) CCNP
6 84 (68.29%) F5
7 70 (56.91%) Cisco ASA
8 62 (50.41%) CCSA
9 61 (49.59%) Network Security
10 58 (47.15%) Blue Coat
11 46 (37.40%) OSPF
12 42 (34.15%) BGP
13 40 (32.52%) LAN
13 40 (32.52%) WAN
14 39 (31.71%) Cisco IOS
14 39 (31.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 37 (30.08%) Juniper
16 36 (29.27%) VPN
17 35 (28.46%) BIG-IP
18 34 (27.64%) DNS
19 32 (26.02%) Load Balancing
19 32 (26.02%) Analytical Skills
20 30 (24.39%) Cisco Nexus
21 27 (21.95%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
22 26 (21.14%) TCP/IP
22 26 (21.14%) Citrix
22 26 (21.14%) VMware
22 26 (21.14%) Mentoring
23 25 (20.33%) DHCP
24 23 (18.70%) Linux

CCSE
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 2 (1.63%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (4.07%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.63%) MS Office
3 1 (0.81%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (4.07%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 108 (87.80%) Firewall
2 70 (56.91%) Cisco ASA
3 61 (49.59%) Network Security
4 46 (37.40%) OSPF
5 42 (34.15%) BGP
6 40 (32.52%) WAN
6 40 (32.52%) LAN
7 39 (31.71%) Cisco IOS
7 39 (31.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 36 (29.27%) VPN
9 35 (28.46%) BIG-IP
10 34 (27.64%) DNS
11 30 (24.39%) Cisco Nexus
12 27 (21.95%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 26 (21.14%) TCP/IP
14 25 (20.33%) DHCP
15 21 (17.07%) Cisco PIX
16 17 (13.82%) DMVPN
16 17 (13.82%) TACACS
17 16 (13.01%) NetScreen
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.63%) SQL Server
1 2 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (1.63%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 15 (12.20%) Banking
2 13 (10.57%) Finance
3 10 (8.13%) Spanish Language
4 6 (4.88%) Investment Banking
5 5 (4.07%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.44%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.81%) Legal
7 1 (0.81%) Local Government
7 1 (0.81%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.81%) Retail
Job Titles
1 61 (49.59%) Network Engineer
2 35 (28.46%) Security Engineer
3 26 (21.14%) Network Security Engineer
4 19 (15.45%) Security Specialist
5 16 (13.01%) Network Specialist
5 16 (13.01%) Network Security Specialist
6 15 (12.20%) Senior Network Engineer
7 14 (11.38%) Analyst
8 10 (8.13%) Network Analyst
9 9 (7.32%) Security Consultant
9 9 (7.32%) Consultant
9 9 (7.32%) Firewall Engineer
10 8 (6.50%) Network Consultant
10 8 (6.50%) Network Security Consultant
11 7 (5.69%) Senior Security Engineer
12 6 (4.88%) Data Network Engineer
13 3 (2.44%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
13 3 (2.44%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
13 3 (2.44%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 3 (2.44%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.69%) WAP
2 3 (2.44%) CSS
3 1 (0.81%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 32 (26.02%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (12.20%) Fat Client
2 15 (12.20%) Thin Client
3 8 (6.50%) PKI
4 7 (5.69%) Mobile App
5 4 (3.25%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.44%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.63%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.81%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 23 (18.70%) Linux
2 13 (10.57%) UNIX
2 13 (10.57%) Windows
3 6 (4.88%) Windows 2000
4 2 (1.63%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.81%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (26.02%) Load Balancing
2 26 (21.14%) Mentoring
3 19 (15.45%) E-Commerce
4 16 (13.01%) ITIL
5 15 (12.20%) Fault Management
6 12 (9.76%) Incident Management
7 11 (8.94%) Network Management
7 11 (8.94%) Change Management
8 10 (8.13%) Project Management
9 8 (6.50%) Problem Management
10 7 (5.69%) Network Architecture
11 6 (4.88%) Migration
11 6 (4.88%) Disaster Recovery
11 6 (4.88%) Line Management
11 6 (4.88%) Low Latency
12 5 (4.07%) Performance Tuning
12 5 (4.07%) Project Planning
12 5 (4.07%) Root Cause Analysis
12 5 (4.07%) Release Management
13 4 (3.25%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (9.76%) C
2 4 (3.25%) Perl
2 4 (3.25%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.81%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 103 (83.74%) Cisco Certification
2 92 (74.80%) CCNP
3 62 (50.41%) CCSA
4 21 (17.07%) CCSP
5 15 (12.20%) CCNA
6 14 (11.38%) Security Cleared
7 13 (10.57%) CCIE
8 10 (8.13%) SC Cleared
9 9 (7.32%) CCDP
9 9 (7.32%) Degree
10 6 (4.88%) CISSP
10 6 (4.88%) Check Point Certification
11 4 (3.25%) DV Cleared
12 3 (2.44%) JNCIS
13 2 (1.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 2 (1.63%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (1.63%) CCDA
13 2 (1.63%) MCSE
13 2 (1.63%) MCSA
13 2 (1.63%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.76%) SLA
2 5 (4.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.63%) QA
4 1 (0.81%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.81%) GPG13
4 1 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.81%) COBIT
System Software
1 21 (17.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (9.76%) ProxySG
3 4 (3.25%) Snort
3 4 (3.25%) XenServer
4 2 (1.63%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.63%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 7 (5.69%) OpenView
1 7 (5.69%) Netcool
2 2 (1.63%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 123 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 116 (94.31%) Cisco
3 84 (68.29%) F5
4 58 (47.15%) Blue Coat
5 37 (30.08%) Juniper
6 26 (21.14%) Citrix
6 26 (21.14%) VMware
7 23 (18.70%) HP
8 19 (15.45%) Infoblox
9 17 (13.82%) Nokia
10 15 (12.20%) Imperva
11 13 (10.57%) Sourcefire
12 10 (8.13%) Microsoft
13 8 (6.50%) Fortinet
14 7 (5.69%) Crossbeam
14 7 (5.69%) Nortel
14 7 (5.69%) Radware
15 5 (4.07%) Remedy
15 5 (4.07%) Red Hat
15 5 (4.07%) BMC