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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco Certified Security Professional (CCSP)
Rank 533 532 485
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -47
Contract jobs citing CCSP 19 16 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.040% 0.035% 0.078%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.18% 0.18% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 17
Average daily rate
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£413 £538 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.25% +34.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £468 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £550 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £415 £400
% change year-on-year
-4.81% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £180.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +620.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £180.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year
- +1340.00%
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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
10697 9050 7594
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.43% 19.62% 18.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 6315 4927 4105
Average daily rate £400 £375 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+9.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 473 427 456
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -24.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.70 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -33.33%

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
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 4 March 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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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
South East -19 10 £400 - 1
London -13 5 £425 -20.93% 6
East of England - 2 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £325 - 1
South West - 1 - -
North East - - - -
CCSP
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CCSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 49 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 47 (95.92%) Cisco
3 44 (89.80%) Cisco ASA
4 42 (85.71%) Firewall
5 38 (77.55%) CheckPoint
6 33 (67.35%) CCNP
7 26 (53.06%) CCSE
8 25 (51.02%) F5
9 23 (46.94%) VPN
10 22 (44.90%) CCSA
10 22 (44.90%) Cisco PIX
11 21 (42.86%) Network Security
12 17 (34.69%) Juniper
13 15 (30.61%) CCIE
13 15 (30.61%) Load Balancing
14 13 (26.53%) BIG-IP
14 13 (26.53%) CCNA
14 13 (26.53%) Cisco Nexus
15 12 (24.49%) CCDP
16 11 (22.45%) HP
16 11 (22.45%) DNS
16 11 (22.45%) tcpdump
17 10 (20.41%) Network Management
17 10 (20.41%) UNIX
17 10 (20.41%) OSPF
17 10 (20.41%) Radware
18 9 (18.37%) Nokia
19 8 (16.33%) Cisco IOS
20 7 (14.29%) Blue Coat
20 7 (14.29%) Telecoms

CCSP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

Communications & Networking
1 44 (89.80%) Cisco ASA
2 42 (85.71%) Firewall
3 23 (46.94%) VPN
4 22 (44.90%) Cisco PIX
5 21 (42.86%) Network Security
6 13 (26.53%) BIG-IP
6 13 (26.53%) Cisco Nexus
7 11 (22.45%) DNS
7 11 (22.45%) tcpdump
8 10 (20.41%) OSPF
9 8 (16.33%) Cisco IOS
10 7 (14.29%) BGP
10 7 (14.29%) Ethernet
10 7 (14.29%) FWSM
11 6 (12.24%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 6 (12.24%) Multicast
11 6 (12.24%) LAN
12 5 (10.20%) Nortel Alteon
12 5 (10.20%) Wireshark
12 5 (10.20%) IPsec
General
1 7 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.08%) Finance
Job Titles
1 29 (59.18%) Network Engineer
2 14 (28.57%) Security Engineer
3 8 (16.33%) Network Security Engineer
3 8 (16.33%) Cisco Engineer
4 5 (10.20%) Design Engineer
4 5 (10.20%) Security Consultant
4 5 (10.20%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 5 (10.20%) Consultant
4 5 (10.20%) IP Engineer
5 4 (8.16%) Data Network Engineer
5 4 (8.16%) Analyst
5 4 (8.16%) Network Consultant
5 4 (8.16%) Network Analyst
5 4 (8.16%) Network Security Consultant
6 3 (6.12%) Cisco Security Engineer
7 1 (2.04%) Firewall Engineer
7 1 (2.04%) Senior Cisco Engineer
7 1 (2.04%) IP Network Engineer
7 1 (2.04%) Network Design Engineer
7 1 (2.04%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.20%) WAP
2 3 (6.12%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.20%) Mobile App
2 4 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.12%) PKI
4 1 (2.04%) SecurID
4 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (20.41%) UNIX
2 7 (14.29%) Windows
3 6 (12.24%) Windows 2000
4 4 (8.16%) Linux
5 1 (2.04%) Solaris
5 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (30.61%) Load Balancing
2 10 (20.41%) Network Management
3 7 (14.29%) Network Architecture
4 6 (12.24%) Problem Management
4 6 (12.24%) Fault Management
5 4 (8.16%) Risk Assessment
5 4 (8.16%) Requirements Analysis
6 3 (6.12%) Release Management
6 3 (6.12%) Change Management
6 3 (6.12%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (6.12%) Database Security
6 3 (6.12%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (6.12%) Reverse Engineering
7 2 (4.08%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (4.08%) Change Control
7 2 (4.08%) Migration
7 2 (4.08%) Information Security
7 2 (4.08%) Network Load Balancing
8 1 (2.04%) Computer Security
8 1 (2.04%) Ethical Hacking
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.16%) Shell Script
2 3 (6.12%) Perl
Qualifications
1 49 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 33 (67.35%) CCNP
3 26 (53.06%) CCSE
4 22 (44.90%) CCSA
5 15 (30.61%) CCIE
6 13 (26.53%) CCNA
7 12 (24.49%) CCDP
8 7 (14.29%) CISSP
8 7 (14.29%) Check Point Certification
9 6 (12.24%) Degree
10 4 (8.16%) Security Cleared
11 3 (6.12%) SC Cleared
12 2 (4.08%) HP ASE
12 2 (4.08%) HP MASE
12 2 (4.08%) CCVP
12 2 (4.08%) JNCIP
12 2 (4.08%) JNCIE
13 1 (2.04%) CEH
13 1 (2.04%) CISA
13 1 (2.04%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.16%) PCI DSS
2 3 (6.12%) SLA
3 1 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (8.16%) XenServer
1 4 (8.16%) Firmware
1 4 (8.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.04%) ProxySG
2 1 (2.04%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (10.20%) OpenView
1 5 (10.20%) Netcool
2 2 (4.08%) SolarWinds Orion
2 2 (4.08%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (2.04%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 47 (95.92%) Cisco
2 38 (77.55%) CheckPoint
3 25 (51.02%) F5
4 17 (34.69%) Juniper
5 11 (22.45%) HP
6 10 (20.41%) Radware
7 9 (18.37%) Nokia
8 7 (14.29%) Blue Coat
9 5 (10.20%) Crossbeam
9 5 (10.20%) Redback
9 5 (10.20%) Nortel
10 4 (8.16%) Infoblox
10 4 (8.16%) Riverbed
10 4 (8.16%) VMware
10 4 (8.16%) ProCurve
11 3 (6.12%) Fortinet
11 3 (6.12%) Mercator
12 2 (4.08%) SolarWinds
12 2 (4.08%) Citrix
13 1 (2.04%) Huawei
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