The table below looks at the statistics for CCSP in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CCSP over the 3 months to 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco Certified Security Professional (CCSP)
Rank 542 519 476
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -43
Contract jobs citing CCSP 21 20 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.045% 0.045% 0.091%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.23% 0.24% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 13 16
Average daily rate
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£425 £450 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +19.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £400 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £420 £369
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +13.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £101.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £101.25
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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
9291 8310 7222
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.12% 18.67% 17.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 5495 4609 3836
Average daily rate £400 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £356 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 424 388 521
Average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -18.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.87 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £40.00 £44.67
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -23.91%

CCSP
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CCSP across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

CCSP Jobs Demand Trend in England

CCSP
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing CCSP across the England region.

CCSP Daily Rate Trend in England

CCSP
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CCSP across the England region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

CCSP Daily Rate Histogram in England

CCSP
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing CCSP across the England region.

CCSP Hourly Rate Trend in England

CCSP
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 CCSP within the England region over the 3 months to 23 January 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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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 -3 10 £426 -18.90% 3
South East -16 8 £375 -11.76%
Yorkshire - 1 £325 - 1
North East - - - -
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CCSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing CCSP 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 CCSP.

1 55 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 52 (94.55%) Cisco
3 51 (92.73%) Firewall
4 47 (85.45%) Cisco ASA
5 39 (70.91%) CheckPoint
6 37 (67.27%) CCNP
7 29 (52.73%) VPN
8 24 (43.64%) Network Security
9 23 (41.82%) Cisco PIX
10 22 (40.00%) CCSE
11 21 (38.18%) CCSA
11 21 (38.18%) F5
12 20 (36.36%) CCIE
13 16 (29.09%) BGP
13 16 (29.09%) Load Balancing
13 16 (29.09%) tcpdump
13 16 (29.09%) Cisco Nexus
14 15 (27.27%) Juniper
15 12 (21.82%) OSPF
15 12 (21.82%) CCNA
15 12 (21.82%) Ethernet
15 12 (21.82%) BIG-IP
16 11 (20.00%) UNIX
16 11 (20.00%) HP
16 11 (20.00%) CISSP
16 11 (20.00%) Network Management
17 10 (18.18%) TACACS
17 10 (18.18%) Radware
17 10 (18.18%) Wireshark
18 9 (16.36%) Degree

CCSP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing CCSP 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 CCSP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (1.82%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 51 (92.73%) Firewall
2 47 (85.45%) Cisco ASA
3 29 (52.73%) VPN
4 24 (43.64%) Network Security
5 23 (41.82%) Cisco PIX
6 16 (29.09%) BGP
6 16 (29.09%) tcpdump
6 16 (29.09%) Cisco Nexus
7 12 (21.82%) OSPF
7 12 (21.82%) Ethernet
7 12 (21.82%) BIG-IP
8 10 (18.18%) TACACS
8 10 (18.18%) Wireshark
9 8 (14.55%) DNS
9 8 (14.55%) SNMP
9 8 (14.55%) MPLS
10 6 (10.91%) LAN
10 6 (10.91%) SMS
10 6 (10.91%) IPsec
10 6 (10.91%) Nortel Alteon
General
1 9 (16.36%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.82%) Finance
Job Titles
1 34 (61.82%) Network Engineer
2 20 (36.36%) Security Engineer
3 15 (27.27%) Network Security Engineer
4 10 (18.18%) Cisco Engineer
5 7 (12.73%) IP Engineer
5 7 (12.73%) Design Engineer
6 5 (9.09%) Cisco Security Engineer
6 5 (9.09%) Data Network Engineer
6 5 (9.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Network Analyst
7 3 (5.45%) Security Consultant
7 3 (5.45%) Analyst
7 3 (5.45%) Consultant
8 2 (3.64%) Network Consultant
8 2 (3.64%) Network Security Consultant
9 1 (1.82%) Designer
9 1 (1.82%) Network Security Architect
9 1 (1.82%) Firewall Engineer
9 1 (1.82%) IP Network Engineer
9 1 (1.82%) Network Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.91%) WAP
2 3 (5.45%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.91%) Mobile App
2 5 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.27%) Open Source
3 4 (7.27%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.64%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.82%) SecurID
5 1 (1.82%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 11 (20.00%) UNIX
2 8 (14.55%) Windows
3 6 (10.91%) Windows 2000
4 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.82%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (29.09%) Load Balancing
2 11 (20.00%) Network Management
3 7 (12.73%) Network Architecture
3 7 (12.73%) Problem Management
3 7 (12.73%) Fault Management
4 4 (7.27%) Change Management
4 4 (7.27%) Release Management
4 4 (7.27%) Requirements Analysis
4 4 (7.27%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (5.45%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (3.64%) Information Security
6 2 (3.64%) Migration
6 2 (3.64%) Network Load Balancing
6 2 (3.64%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (3.64%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (3.64%) Change Control
7 1 (1.82%) Database Security
7 1 (1.82%) Cyber Security
7 1 (1.82%) Vulnerability Management
7 1 (1.82%) Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.27%) Shell Script
2 3 (5.45%) Perl
Qualifications
1 55 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 37 (67.27%) CCNP
3 22 (40.00%) CCSE
4 21 (38.18%) CCSA
5 20 (36.36%) CCIE
6 12 (21.82%) CCNA
7 11 (20.00%) CISSP
8 9 (16.36%) Degree
8 9 (16.36%) CCDP
9 8 (14.55%) Security Cleared
10 7 (12.73%) SC Cleared
10 7 (12.73%) Check Point Certification
11 2 (3.64%) CCVP
12 1 (1.82%) CEH
12 1 (1.82%) CISA
12 1 (1.82%) CISM
12 1 (1.82%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.27%) SLA
1 4 (7.27%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (7.27%) Firmware
1 4 (7.27%) Snort
1 4 (7.27%) Nmap
2 2 (3.64%) XenServer
2 2 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.82%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 6 (10.91%) OpenView
1 6 (10.91%) Netcool
2 4 (7.27%) Nessus
3 2 (3.64%) CiscoWorks
3 2 (3.64%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (3.64%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 52 (94.55%) Cisco
2 39 (70.91%) CheckPoint
3 21 (38.18%) F5
4 15 (27.27%) Juniper
5 11 (20.00%) HP
6 10 (18.18%) Radware
7 8 (14.55%) Nokia
8 6 (10.91%) Nortel
8 6 (10.91%) Crossbeam
9 5 (9.09%) Blue Coat
10 4 (7.27%) Microsoft
10 4 (7.27%) Redback
10 4 (7.27%) ProCurve
11 3 (5.45%) Mercator
12 2 (3.64%) VMware
12 2 (3.64%) Fortinet
12 2 (3.64%) Riverbed
12 2 (3.64%) SolarWinds
12 2 (3.64%) Infoblox
13 1 (1.82%) Proofpoint