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 July 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE)
Rank 580 568 527
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -41
Contract jobs citing CCSE 56 53 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.10% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.53% 0.53% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 31 49
Median daily rate £391 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.00% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £315 £337
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £381
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -8.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
Median hourly rate £52.50 £39.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £39.00 -
% change year-on-year
+34.61% -
CCSE
UK

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
10643 9947 9411
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.32% 19.24% 19.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 6687 6037 5389
Median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £539
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £353
% change year-on-year
- +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 363 489 414
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.06 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £52.17 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.25 £23.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+31.57% +31.94%

CCSE
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing CCSE as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCSE within the England region over the 3 months to 28 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +11 26 £325 -7.14% 12
London +8 25 £475 +5.55% 3
West Midlands -36 2 £525 +66.66% 4
East Midlands - 1 - -
North West - 1 £293 -
South West - 1 £360 -
CCSE
UK

CCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing CCSE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for CCSE.

1 99 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 95 (95.96%) Firewall
3 94 (94.95%) Cisco
4 71 (71.72%) Cisco Certification
5 60 (60.61%) CCNP
5 60 (60.61%) CCSA
5 60 (60.61%) Network Security
6 57 (57.58%) Cisco ASA
7 44 (44.44%) LAN
8 34 (34.34%) WAN
9 33 (33.33%) F5
10 31 (31.31%) VPN
11 29 (29.29%) Juniper
12 23 (23.23%) OSPF
13 22 (22.22%) BGP
13 22 (22.22%) TCP/IP
14 21 (21.21%) CCIE
14 21 (21.21%) Cisco PIX
15 20 (20.20%) Wireless
16 19 (19.19%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 18 (18.18%) Blue Coat
18 17 (17.17%) CCNA
19 15 (15.15%) FortiGate
20 14 (14.14%) Palo Alto
20 14 (14.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
20 14 (14.14%) Check Point Certification
20 14 (14.14%) SNMP
21 13 (13.13%) DNS
21 13 (13.13%) MPLS
21 13 (13.13%) Security Cleared

CCSE
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (3.03%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.02%) IIS
2 2 (2.02%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.01%) Apache
3 1 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.01%) nginx
Applications
1 6 (6.06%) MS Excel
1 6 (6.06%) MS Visio
2 4 (4.04%) MS Office
3 3 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.03%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (2.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.04%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.01%) Mimecast
2 1 (1.01%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 95 (95.96%) Firewall
2 60 (60.61%) Network Security
3 57 (57.58%) Cisco ASA
4 44 (44.44%) LAN
5 34 (34.34%) WAN
6 31 (31.31%) VPN
7 23 (23.23%) OSPF
8 22 (22.22%) BGP
8 22 (22.22%) TCP/IP
9 21 (21.21%) Cisco PIX
10 20 (20.20%) Wireless
11 19 (19.19%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 14 (14.14%) SNMP
13 13 (13.13%) BIG-IP
13 13 (13.13%) Cisco Nexus
13 13 (13.13%) DNS
13 13 (13.13%) MPLS
13 13 (13.13%) Wireshark
14 12 (12.12%) SSL
15 11 (11.11%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.01%) SQL Server
General
1 11 (11.11%) Finance
2 8 (8.08%) Banking
3 7 (7.07%) Retail
4 5 (5.05%) Billing
4 5 (5.05%) Telecoms
5 4 (4.04%) Manufacturing
6 3 (3.03%) Legal
7 2 (2.02%) Back Office
7 2 (2.02%) Electronics
7 2 (2.02%) Marketing
8 1 (1.01%) Advertising
8 1 (1.01%) Games
8 1 (1.01%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 44 (44.44%) Network Engineer
2 43 (43.43%) Security Engineer
3 28 (28.28%) Network Security Engineer
4 16 (16.16%) Analyst
5 15 (15.15%) IP Engineer
5 15 (15.15%) IP Security Engineer
5 15 (15.15%) Network Analyst
6 11 (11.11%) Firewall Engineer
7 10 (10.10%) Senior Security Engineer
8 8 (8.08%) Check Point Expert
8 8 (8.08%) Senior Network Engineer
9 6 (6.06%) Support Engineer
10 5 (5.05%) Architect
10 5 (5.05%) Cisco Engineer
10 5 (5.05%) IP Expert
10 5 (5.05%) Security Architect
10 5 (5.05%) Senior IP Engineer
10 5 (5.05%) Senior Network Security Engineer
11 4 (4.04%) Check Point Analyst
11 4 (4.04%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.03%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.01%) CSS
2 1 (1.01%) OCX
2 1 (1.01%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 4 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.04%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.02%) DataPower
4 1 (1.01%) CLARiiON
4 1 (1.01%) Clustering
4 1 (1.01%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.01%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.01%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.01%) EqualLogic
4 1 (1.01%) IVR
4 1 (1.01%) PKI
4 1 (1.01%) Replication
4 1 (1.01%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.10%) Linux
2 8 (8.08%) Windows
3 7 (7.07%) Unix
4 3 (3.03%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.01%) CentOS
5 1 (1.01%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (12.12%) DDoS Mitigation
1 12 (12.12%) Network Design
2 11 (11.11%) High Availability
3 10 (10.10%) Deep Packet Inspection
4 9 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
4 9 (9.09%) Load Balancing
5 8 (8.08%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 7 (7.07%) SIEM
6 7 (7.07%) Two-Factor Authentication
7 6 (6.06%) ITIL
7 6 (6.06%) Network Management
7 6 (6.06%) Network Monitoring
8 5 (5.05%) CRM
8 5 (5.05%) Performance Management
8 5 (5.05%) Project Management
8 5 (5.05%) Service Delivery
9 4 (4.04%) Change Control
9 4 (4.04%) E-Commerce
9 4 (4.04%) Low Latency
9 4 (4.04%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.02%) Shell Script
2 1 (1.01%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.01%) SQL
2 1 (1.01%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 71 (71.72%) Cisco Certification
2 60 (60.61%) CCNP
2 60 (60.61%) CCSA
3 21 (21.21%) CCIE
4 17 (17.17%) CCNA
5 14 (14.14%) Check Point Certification
6 13 (13.13%) Security Cleared
7 11 (11.11%) CISSP
7 11 (11.11%) SC Cleared
8 10 (10.10%) Degree
9 9 (9.09%) CCDP
9 9 (9.09%) JNCIP
10 7 (7.07%) JNCIE
11 5 (5.05%) JNCIA
11 5 (5.05%) JNCIS
12 4 (4.04%) CCDA
12 4 (4.04%) CCSP
13 2 (2.02%) GIAC
13 2 (2.02%) MCP
13 2 (2.02%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.03%) SLA
2 2 (2.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.01%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.01%) QA
System Software
1 10 (10.10%) ProxySG
2 6 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.02%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.01%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.01%) Firmware
4 1 (1.01%) ISA Server
4 1 (1.01%) Snort
4 1 (1.01%) vSphere
4 1 (1.01%) Xen
Systems Management
1 15 (15.15%) FortiGate
2 11 (11.11%) Cisco Prime
3 8 (8.08%) OpenView
4 5 (5.05%) Nagios
5 2 (2.02%) Cacti
5 2 (2.02%) EnCase
5 2 (2.02%) SmokePing
6 1 (1.01%) Nessus
6 1 (1.01%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.01%) Proventia
6 1 (1.01%) vMotion
Vendors
1 99 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 94 (94.95%) Cisco
3 33 (33.33%) F5
4 29 (29.29%) Juniper
5 18 (18.18%) Blue Coat
6 14 (14.14%) Palo Alto
7 12 (12.12%) Microsoft
8 8 (8.08%) HP
9 7 (7.07%) Splunk
9 7 (7.07%) VMware
10 6 (6.06%) Citrix
10 6 (6.06%) Riverbed
11 5 (5.05%) Extreme Networks
11 5 (5.05%) Fortinet
11 5 (5.05%) Nokia
11 5 (5.05%) SolarWinds
12 4 (4.04%) Aruba
12 4 (4.04%) Cramer
12 4 (4.04%) NICE Systems
12 4 (4.04%) Sun