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 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE)
Rank 528 543 534
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -9
Contract jobs citing CCSE 55 22 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.046% 0.070%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.58% 0.26% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 15 11
Average daily rate
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£375 £388 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £388 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £458 £400
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
9543 8443 9343
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.65% 17.54% 17.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 5490 4696 4904
Average daily rate £385 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £545 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 397 437 570
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.75 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.61% -5.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.36 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £44.42 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%

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 August 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 29 August 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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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
London +31 24 £375 -7.69% 4
South East -2 15 £375 -39.02% 7
East of England -17 13 £375 -3.22% 1
North West - 1 £425 -
South West - 1 - - 1
West Midlands - - - - 2
Yorkshire - - - -
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CCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 125 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 110 (88.00%) Cisco
3 105 (84.00%) Firewall
4 98 (78.40%) Cisco Certification
5 87 (69.60%) Network Security
6 82 (65.60%) CCNP
7 56 (44.80%) Blue Coat
8 49 (39.20%) CCSA
9 48 (38.40%) F5
10 42 (33.60%) Juniper
11 41 (32.80%) Cisco ASA
12 39 (31.20%) BGP
13 37 (29.60%) OSPF
13 37 (29.60%) Linux
14 36 (28.80%) Cisco IOS
15 35 (28.00%) LAN
16 32 (25.60%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 31 (24.80%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
17 31 (24.80%) CISSP
18 29 (23.20%) WAN
19 28 (22.40%) BIG-IP
20 25 (20.00%) VMware
20 25 (20.00%) DNS
20 25 (20.00%) Citrix
20 25 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
21 24 (19.20%) NetScreen
21 24 (19.20%) VPN
22 23 (18.40%) DHCP
22 23 (18.40%) E-Commerce
22 23 (18.40%) Thin Client

CCSE
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (2.40%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.60%) MS Office
3 1 (0.80%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 105 (84.00%) Firewall
2 87 (69.60%) Network Security
3 41 (32.80%) Cisco ASA
4 39 (31.20%) BGP
5 37 (29.60%) OSPF
6 36 (28.80%) Cisco IOS
7 35 (28.00%) LAN
8 32 (25.60%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 31 (24.80%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 29 (23.20%) WAN
11 28 (22.40%) BIG-IP
12 25 (20.00%) DNS
13 24 (19.20%) NetScreen
13 24 (19.20%) VPN
14 23 (18.40%) DHCP
14 23 (18.40%) DMVPN
15 22 (17.60%) Cisco Nexus
15 22 (17.60%) TCP/IP
16 11 (8.80%) VLAN
17 8 (6.40%) HSRP
General
1 18 (14.40%) Banking
1 18 (14.40%) Finance
2 6 (4.80%) Spanish Language
3 4 (3.20%) Financial Institution
3 4 (3.20%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.40%) International Banking
4 3 (2.40%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.40%) Retail
5 2 (1.60%) Local Government
5 2 (1.60%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 46 (36.80%) Security Engineer
2 44 (35.20%) Network Engineer
3 35 (28.00%) Network Security Engineer
4 26 (20.80%) Network Security Specialist
4 26 (20.80%) Security Specialist
4 26 (20.80%) Network Specialist
5 13 (10.40%) Security Consultant
5 13 (10.40%) Consultant
6 12 (9.60%) Network Consultant
6 12 (9.60%) Network Security Consultant
7 7 (5.60%) Firewall Engineer
8 6 (4.80%) Senior Network Engineer
9 5 (4.00%) Analyst
9 5 (4.00%) Architect
10 4 (3.20%) Network Support
10 4 (3.20%) IT Security Engineer
11 3 (2.40%) Security Manager
11 3 (2.40%) Designer
11 3 (2.40%) Senior Security Engineer
11 3 (2.40%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.60%) WAP
2 1 (0.80%) Regular Expression
2 1 (0.80%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 23 (18.40%) Thin Client
1 23 (18.40%) Fat Client
2 14 (11.20%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.20%) PKI
4 2 (1.60%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 37 (29.60%) Linux
2 17 (13.60%) Windows
3 8 (6.40%) UNIX
4 3 (2.40%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (2.40%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (2.40%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.80%) Solaris
5 1 (0.80%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (18.40%) E-Commerce
2 22 (17.60%) ITIL
3 16 (12.80%) Load Balancing
4 9 (7.20%) SIEM
4 9 (7.20%) Vulnerability Management
4 9 (7.20%) Information Security
5 8 (6.40%) PRINCE2
6 6 (4.80%) Configuration Management
6 6 (4.80%) Network Design
6 6 (4.80%) Network Management
6 6 (4.80%) Kalman Filter
7 5 (4.00%) Low Latency
7 5 (4.00%) Migration
8 4 (3.20%) Project Management
8 4 (3.20%) Service Management
8 4 (3.20%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (3.20%) Fault Management
8 4 (3.20%) Change Control
8 4 (3.20%) Cyber Security
9 3 (2.40%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 11 (8.80%) C
2 2 (1.60%) Perl
2 2 (1.60%) Bash Shell
2 2 (1.60%) PowerShell
2 2 (1.60%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 98 (78.40%) Cisco Certification
2 82 (65.60%) CCNP
3 49 (39.20%) CCSA
4 31 (24.80%) CISSP
5 17 (13.60%) CCIE
6 16 (12.80%) CCSP
7 11 (8.80%) JNCIS
7 11 (8.80%) CCNA
8 10 (8.00%) Check Point Certification
8 10 (8.00%) SC Cleared
8 10 (8.00%) Security Cleared
9 6 (4.80%) CISM
9 6 (4.80%) JNCIP
9 6 (4.80%) JNCIE
9 6 (4.80%) ISACA
10 5 (4.00%) CCDP
10 5 (4.00%) MCSE
10 5 (4.00%) MCSA
10 5 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (3.20%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.60%) PCI DSS
1 7 (5.60%) COBIT
2 3 (2.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.40%) SLA
2 3 (2.40%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.80%) QA
System Software
1 25 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (4.00%) Snort
2 5 (4.00%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 2 (1.60%) OpenView
1 2 (1.60%) Netcool
2 1 (0.80%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 125 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 110 (88.00%) Cisco
3 56 (44.80%) Blue Coat
4 48 (38.40%) F5
5 42 (33.60%) Juniper
6 25 (20.00%) VMware
6 25 (20.00%) Citrix
7 23 (18.40%) Infoblox
7 23 (18.40%) Imperva
8 16 (12.80%) HP
9 11 (8.80%) Microsoft
9 11 (8.80%) Websense
10 9 (7.20%) Sourcefire
11 7 (5.60%) McAfee
12 4 (3.20%) Nokia
12 4 (3.20%) Fortinet
13 3 (2.40%) Crossbeam
13 3 (2.40%) Red Hat
13 3 (2.40%) IBM
14 2 (1.60%) Radware
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