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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE)
Rank 531 540 539
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -1
Contract jobs citing CCSE 48 20 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.091% 0.042% 0.077%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.47% 0.24% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 14 11
Average daily rate
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£400 £388 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £388 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £459 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £360
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +7.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £32.00
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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
10139 8295 9521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.33% 17.22% 17.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 5652 4713 5016
Average daily rate £395 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 408 378 570
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £42.90 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -28.57%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 +27 20 £450 +10.76% 5
South East +3 13 £375 -39.02% 10
East of England -18 11 £375 -3.22%
Yorkshire -4 1 £401 +3.35% 4
North West - 1 £425 -
South West - 1 £400 -
West Midlands - - - - 1
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CCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 115 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 102 (88.70%) Cisco
3 100 (86.96%) Firewall
4 91 (79.13%) Cisco Certification
5 77 (66.96%) CCNP
6 74 (64.35%) Network Security
7 50 (43.48%) F5
8 47 (40.87%) Blue Coat
9 45 (39.13%) CCSA
10 38 (33.04%) LAN
11 37 (32.17%) Cisco ASA
12 35 (30.43%) Juniper
13 34 (29.57%) BGP
13 34 (29.57%) Cisco IOS
14 33 (28.70%) OSPF
15 31 (26.96%) WAN
16 28 (24.35%) VPN
17 27 (23.48%) Linux
18 26 (22.61%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
19 24 (20.87%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
19 24 (20.87%) TCP/IP
19 24 (20.87%) CISSP
20 23 (20.00%) BIG-IP
21 22 (19.13%) Banking
21 22 (19.13%) Analytical Skills
21 22 (19.13%) Cisco Nexus
22 21 (18.26%) Mentoring
23 20 (17.39%) Finance
23 20 (17.39%) DNS
24 18 (15.65%) VMware

CCSE
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

Applications
1 3 (2.61%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.74%) MS Office
3 1 (0.87%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.87%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 100 (86.96%) Firewall
2 74 (64.35%) Network Security
3 38 (33.04%) LAN
4 37 (32.17%) Cisco ASA
5 34 (29.57%) Cisco IOS
5 34 (29.57%) BGP
6 33 (28.70%) OSPF
7 31 (26.96%) WAN
8 28 (24.35%) VPN
9 26 (22.61%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 24 (20.87%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 24 (20.87%) TCP/IP
11 23 (20.00%) BIG-IP
12 22 (19.13%) Cisco Nexus
13 20 (17.39%) DNS
14 18 (15.65%) DHCP
15 17 (14.78%) NetScreen
16 16 (13.91%) DMVPN
17 11 (9.57%) VLAN
18 10 (8.70%) Reverse Proxy
General
1 22 (19.13%) Banking
2 20 (17.39%) Finance
3 8 (6.96%) Spanish Language
4 7 (6.09%) Investment Banking
5 4 (3.48%) Financial Institution
6 3 (2.61%) Retail
6 3 (2.61%) International Banking
7 2 (1.74%) Local Government
7 2 (1.74%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.74%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 49 (42.61%) Network Engineer
2 48 (41.74%) Security Engineer
3 35 (30.43%) Network Security Engineer
4 19 (16.52%) Security Specialist
4 19 (16.52%) Network Security Specialist
4 19 (16.52%) Network Specialist
5 12 (10.43%) Consultant
5 12 (10.43%) Security Consultant
6 11 (9.57%) Network Consultant
6 11 (9.57%) Network Security Consultant
7 10 (8.70%) Senior Network Engineer
8 7 (6.09%) Firewall Engineer
9 5 (4.35%) Senior Security Engineer
9 5 (4.35%) Analyst
10 4 (3.48%) Network Support
10 4 (3.48%) Data Network Engineer
10 4 (3.48%) IT Security Engineer
11 3 (2.61%) Network Analyst
12 2 (1.74%) Network Administrator
12 2 (1.74%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.48%) WAP
2 1 (0.87%) Regular Expression
2 1 (0.87%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 22 (19.13%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (13.91%) Thin Client
2 16 (13.91%) Fat Client
3 15 (13.04%) Management Information System
4 6 (5.22%) PKI
5 4 (3.48%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 27 (23.48%) Linux
2 14 (12.17%) Windows
3 9 (7.83%) UNIX
4 3 (2.61%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (2.61%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (2.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.87%) Solaris
5 1 (0.87%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (18.26%) Mentoring
2 18 (15.65%) ITIL
2 18 (15.65%) Load Balancing
3 16 (13.91%) E-Commerce
4 10 (8.70%) Vulnerability Management
5 9 (7.83%) SIEM
6 8 (6.96%) Network Management
6 8 (6.96%) Line Management
7 7 (6.09%) Information Security
8 6 (5.22%) Configuration Management
8 6 (5.22%) Fault Management
9 5 (4.35%) Low Latency
10 4 (3.48%) Change Control
10 4 (3.48%) Project Management
10 4 (3.48%) PRINCE2
10 4 (3.48%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (3.48%) Network Design
10 4 (3.48%) Cyber Security
10 4 (3.48%) Kalman Filter
11 3 (2.61%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (7.83%) C
2 2 (1.74%) Perl
2 2 (1.74%) Ruby
2 2 (1.74%) PowerShell
2 2 (1.74%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 91 (79.13%) Cisco Certification
2 77 (66.96%) CCNP
3 45 (39.13%) CCSA
4 24 (20.87%) CISSP
5 17 (14.78%) CCSP
6 12 (10.43%) CCIE
7 11 (9.57%) CCNA
7 11 (9.57%) Security Cleared
8 10 (8.70%) SC Cleared
9 9 (7.83%) Check Point Certification
9 9 (7.83%) JNCIS
10 5 (4.35%) Degree
11 4 (3.48%) CCDP
12 3 (2.61%) JNCIA
13 2 (1.74%) JNCIP
13 2 (1.74%) JNCIE
13 2 (1.74%) CISM
13 2 (1.74%) ISACA
14 1 (0.87%) CISA
14 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.09%) COBIT
2 4 (3.48%) PCI DSS
2 4 (3.48%) SLA
3 3 (2.61%) ISO 9001
3 3 (2.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (1.74%) QA
System Software
1 18 (15.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (6.09%) ProxySG
3 5 (4.35%) Snort
Systems Management
1 4 (3.48%) OpenView
1 4 (3.48%) Netcool
2 1 (0.87%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 115 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 102 (88.70%) Cisco
3 50 (43.48%) F5
4 47 (40.87%) Blue Coat
5 35 (30.43%) Juniper
6 18 (15.65%) Citrix
6 18 (15.65%) VMware
7 16 (13.91%) Infoblox
7 16 (13.91%) Imperva
7 16 (13.91%) HP
8 11 (9.57%) Sourcefire
9 9 (7.83%) Websense
10 8 (6.96%) Microsoft
11 6 (5.22%) McAfee
12 5 (4.35%) Fortinet
13 4 (3.48%) Crossbeam
13 4 (3.48%) Red Hat
13 4 (3.48%) Radware
13 4 (3.48%) Nortel
14 3 (2.61%) IBM
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