The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the England region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Certified Security Professional (CCSP)
Rank 539 489 463
Rank change year-on-year
-50 -26
Contract jobs citing CCSP 18 33 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.035% 0.076% 0.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.18% 0.42% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 19 38
Average daily rate £475 £350 £366
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% -4.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £298 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £435 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £340 £363
% change year-on-year
-9.55% -6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £180.00 £37.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+380.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £180.00 - -
Qualifications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10051 7856 9696
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.57% 18.19% 17.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 5762 4193 5089
Average daily rate £375 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 503 448 527
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +8.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £50.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £24.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -4.00%
CCSP
UK

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 17 April 2014.

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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
South East -21 13 £294 -12.96%
London -38 4 £475 +11.76% 2
West Midlands -21 1 £500 +48.14%
East of England - - - - 1
South West - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 2
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
CCSP
UK

CCSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 41 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 40 (97.56%) Cisco
3 38 (92.68%) Firewall
4 33 (80.49%) Cisco ASA
5 31 (75.61%) CCNP
6 23 (56.10%) BGP
7 22 (53.66%) MPLS
7 22 (53.66%) VPN
8 21 (51.22%) CheckPoint
8 21 (51.22%) Network Security
9 20 (48.78%) OSPF
10 19 (46.34%) Juniper
10 19 (46.34%) Cisco Nexus
11 17 (41.46%) FWSM
11 17 (41.46%) F5
12 16 (39.02%) CCIE
13 15 (36.59%) WAN
13 15 (36.59%) Cisco PIX
14 14 (34.15%) DNS
14 14 (34.15%) CCNA
15 13 (31.71%) EIGRP
16 12 (29.27%) BIG-IP
17 11 (26.83%) Finance
18 10 (24.39%) IPsec
18 10 (24.39%) ArcSight
18 10 (24.39%) FortiGate
19 9 (21.95%) HP
20 8 (19.51%) CISSP
20 8 (19.51%) CCDP
20 8 (19.51%) ITIL

CCSP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 6 (14.63%) Apache
2 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.44%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.44%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 38 (92.68%) Firewall
2 33 (80.49%) Cisco ASA
3 23 (56.10%) BGP
4 22 (53.66%) MPLS
4 22 (53.66%) VPN
5 21 (51.22%) Network Security
6 20 (48.78%) OSPF
7 19 (46.34%) Cisco Nexus
8 17 (41.46%) FWSM
9 15 (36.59%) Cisco PIX
9 15 (36.59%) WAN
10 14 (34.15%) DNS
11 13 (31.71%) EIGRP
12 12 (29.27%) BIG-IP
13 10 (24.39%) IPsec
14 8 (19.51%) Wireless
15 7 (17.07%) Internet
15 7 (17.07%) VoIP
15 7 (17.07%) VLAN
16 6 (14.63%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.44%) SQL Server
General
1 11 (26.83%) Finance
2 3 (7.32%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.88%) Front Office
4 1 (2.44%) Back Office
4 1 (2.44%) Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (46.34%) Network Engineer
2 18 (43.90%) Security Engineer
3 9 (21.95%) IP Engineer
4 8 (19.51%) Network Security Engineer
5 5 (12.20%) Architect
5 5 (12.20%) Design Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Consultant
6 3 (7.32%) Security Consultant
6 3 (7.32%) Network Architect
6 3 (7.32%) Cisco Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Senior IP Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Senior Design Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Senior Security Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Network Support Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Firewall Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Cisco Security Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Network Support
7 2 (4.88%) Support Engineer
8 1 (2.44%) Network Consultant
8 1 (2.44%) Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.76%) Hedge funds
2 2 (4.88%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.20%) Windows
2 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (4.88%) Linux
4 1 (2.44%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (19.51%) ITIL
2 7 (17.07%) Network Management
3 6 (14.63%) SIEM
3 6 (14.63%) Content Management
4 5 (12.20%) Migration
5 3 (7.32%) Project Management
5 3 (7.32%) Service Management
6 2 (4.88%) Change Management
6 2 (4.88%) Network Design
6 2 (4.88%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (4.88%) Performance Analysis
6 2 (4.88%) Electronic Trading
7 1 (2.44%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (2.44%) Information Security
7 1 (2.44%) Change Control
7 1 (2.44%) Cyber Security
7 1 (2.44%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 1 (2.44%) Network Load Balancing
7 1 (2.44%) Identity Management
7 1 (2.44%) Validation
Qualifications
1 41 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (75.61%) CCNP
3 16 (39.02%) CCIE
4 14 (34.15%) CCNA
5 8 (19.51%) CCDP
5 8 (19.51%) CISSP
6 7 (17.07%) Check Point Certification
7 6 (14.63%) CCSE
8 4 (9.76%) Security Cleared
9 3 (7.32%) SC Cleared
9 3 (7.32%) CCSA
10 1 (2.44%) CCVP
10 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (2.44%) CCDA
10 1 (2.44%) CCIP
10 1 (2.44%) MCP
10 1 (2.44%) MCSE
10 1 (2.44%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (14.63%) PCI DSS
2 2 (4.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (2.44%) ProxySG
1 1 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.44%) vSphere
1 1 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (24.39%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.44%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (2.44%) Nagios
2 1 (2.44%) Nessus
2 1 (2.44%) Cacti
2 1 (2.44%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 40 (97.56%) Cisco
2 21 (51.22%) CheckPoint
3 19 (46.34%) Juniper
4 17 (41.46%) F5
5 10 (24.39%) ArcSight
6 9 (21.95%) HP
7 8 (19.51%) Radware
8 5 (12.20%) Microsoft
9 4 (9.76%) Blue Coat
9 4 (9.76%) Fortinet
10 3 (7.32%) SolarWinds
11 2 (4.88%) AlgoSec
11 2 (4.88%) Cyber-Ark
11 2 (4.88%) Riverbed
11 2 (4.88%) VMware
11 2 (4.88%) Ericsson
11 2 (4.88%) Nokia
12 1 (2.44%) Crossbeam
12 1 (2.44%) SonicWALL
12 1 (2.44%) Oracle