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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE)
Rank 550 498 492
Rank change year-on-year
-52 -6
Contract jobs citing CCSE 40 70 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.083% 0.15% 0.087%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.44% 0.75% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 56 17
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 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
9097 9302 7795
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.78% 19.32% 18.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 5300 5496 4195
Average daily rate £399 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.34% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £530 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 435 479 435
Average hourly rate £23.00 £19.00 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.05% -22.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.09 £13.47 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £48.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 -1 17 £406 +25.00% 5
London -8 16 £425 - 6
West Midlands -7 3 £315 -30.00% 2
East of England -1 2 - - 2
East Midlands - 2 - -
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CCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 118 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 116 (98.31%) Cisco
3 104 (88.14%) Firewall
4 101 (85.59%) Cisco Certification
5 92 (77.97%) CCNP
5 92 (77.97%) Cisco ASA
6 88 (74.58%) F5
7 79 (66.95%) Blue Coat
8 69 (58.47%) OSPF
8 69 (58.47%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 68 (57.63%) Cisco IOS
10 66 (55.93%) DNS
11 60 (50.85%) DHCP
11 60 (50.85%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 58 (49.15%) BIG-IP
12 58 (49.15%) VMware
13 53 (44.92%) Network Security
14 52 (44.07%) VMware Infrastructure
15 50 (42.37%) Infoblox
16 48 (40.68%) BGP
17 47 (39.83%) Juniper
18 46 (38.98%) Citrix
19 39 (33.05%) E-Commerce
20 36 (30.51%) Linux
21 35 (29.66%) CCSA
21 35 (29.66%) DMVPN
22 34 (28.81%) Imperva
22 34 (28.81%) NetScreen
23 33 (27.97%) Thin Client
23 33 (27.97%) Fat Client

CCSE
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 1 (0.85%) MS Exchange
1 1 (0.85%) IIS
1 1 (0.85%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (0.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.54%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 104 (88.14%) Firewall
2 92 (77.97%) Cisco ASA
3 69 (58.47%) OSPF
3 69 (58.47%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 68 (57.63%) Cisco IOS
5 66 (55.93%) DNS
6 60 (50.85%) DHCP
6 60 (50.85%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 58 (49.15%) BIG-IP
8 53 (44.92%) Network Security
9 48 (40.68%) BGP
10 35 (29.66%) DMVPN
11 34 (28.81%) NetScreen
12 26 (22.03%) LAN
13 23 (19.49%) VPN
13 23 (19.49%) Cisco Nexus
14 21 (17.80%) WAN
15 18 (15.25%) TCP/IP
16 15 (12.71%) SSL
16 15 (12.71%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (0.85%) SQL Server
General
1 13 (11.02%) Finance
2 11 (9.32%) Telecoms
3 8 (6.78%) Banking
4 5 (4.24%) Spanish Language
5 4 (3.39%) Advertising
5 4 (3.39%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.69%) Billing
6 2 (1.69%) Retail
6 2 (1.69%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.85%) Local Government
7 1 (0.85%) Back Office
7 1 (0.85%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 35 (29.66%) Network Specialist
2 33 (27.97%) Security Specialist
2 33 (27.97%) Network Security Specialist
3 28 (23.73%) Network Engineer
4 21 (17.80%) Security Engineer
5 16 (13.56%) Analyst
6 8 (6.78%) Network Analyst
7 7 (5.93%) Consultant
7 7 (5.93%) Senior Security Engineer
8 6 (5.08%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 6 (5.08%) Senior Network Engineer
8 6 (5.08%) Network Consultant
8 6 (5.08%) Network Security Engineer
8 6 (5.08%) Security Consultant
8 6 (5.08%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
9 5 (4.24%) Network Security Consultant
9 5 (4.24%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
9 5 (4.24%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 5 (4.24%) Senior Analyst
10 3 (2.54%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.69%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 33 (27.97%) Thin Client
1 33 (27.97%) Fat Client
1 33 (27.97%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (17.80%) Data Centre
3 8 (6.78%) PKI
4 5 (4.24%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.85%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 36 (30.51%) Linux
2 4 (3.39%) Windows
3 2 (1.69%) UNIX
4 1 (0.85%) Mac OS
4 1 (0.85%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (33.05%) E-Commerce
2 27 (22.88%) Load Balancing
3 21 (17.80%) Mentoring
4 15 (12.71%) Line Management
5 9 (7.63%) ITIL
6 7 (5.93%) Network Design
7 5 (4.24%) Incident Management
8 4 (3.39%) Kalman Filter
8 4 (3.39%) Project Planning
9 3 (2.54%) ITIL V3
9 3 (2.54%) Data Centre Operations
9 3 (2.54%) Database Security
9 3 (2.54%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (2.54%) SIEM
9 3 (2.54%) Project Management
10 2 (1.69%) Information Security
10 2 (1.69%) Change Management
10 2 (1.69%) Migration
10 2 (1.69%) CRM
10 2 (1.69%) DDoS Mitigation
Programming Languages
1 24 (20.34%) C
Qualifications
1 101 (85.59%) Cisco Certification
2 92 (77.97%) CCNP
3 35 (29.66%) CCSA
4 14 (11.86%) CCSP
5 12 (10.17%) CCIE
5 12 (10.17%) CCNA
6 8 (6.78%) CCDP
6 8 (6.78%) Check Point Certification
7 5 (4.24%) HP ASE
7 5 (4.24%) HP MASE
7 5 (4.24%) Degree
8 4 (3.39%) JNCIP
8 4 (3.39%) JNCIE
8 4 (3.39%) CISSP
8 4 (3.39%) Security Cleared
8 4 (3.39%) SC Cleared
9 3 (2.54%) CCDA
9 3 (2.54%) JNCIS
10 1 (0.85%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.85%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.08%) PCI DSS
2 4 (3.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (2.54%) GPG13
3 3 (2.54%) SLA
4 1 (0.85%) QA
System Software
1 52 (44.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (14.41%) XenServer
3 9 (7.63%) ProxySG
4 4 (3.39%) Snort
5 2 (1.69%) Active Directory
5 2 (1.69%) Squid
6 1 (0.85%) XenApp
6 1 (0.85%) vSphere
6 1 (0.85%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (2.54%) FortiGate
2 1 (0.85%) Nessus
Vendors
1 118 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 116 (98.31%) Cisco
3 88 (74.58%) F5
4 79 (66.95%) Blue Coat
5 58 (49.15%) VMware
6 50 (42.37%) Infoblox
7 47 (39.83%) Juniper
8 46 (38.98%) Citrix
9 34 (28.81%) Imperva
10 31 (26.27%) HP
11 9 (7.63%) Sourcefire
12 7 (5.93%) Fortinet
12 7 (5.93%) Nokia
13 5 (4.24%) Riverbed
14 3 (2.54%) Brocade
14 3 (2.54%) LogRhythm
14 3 (2.54%) Microsoft
14 3 (2.54%) BMC
14 3 (2.54%) Remedy
14 3 (2.54%) Red Hat
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Austin Fraser
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