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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Certified Security Professional (CCSP)
Rank 554 523 483
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -40
Contract jobs citing CCSP 34 30 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.064% 0.063% 0.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.32% 0.37% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 11 21
Average daily rate
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£368 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.12% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £260 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £369 £360
% change year-on-year
-5.08% +2.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- -43.75%
CCSP
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
10688 8155 8986
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.18% 17.03% 18.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 6130 4743 4753
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £545 £526
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 454 358 518
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.90 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.82% -16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.60 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £41.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -21.39%

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 31 October 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 31 October 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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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 +16 13 £363 -19.44% 1
South East -29 12 £373 -6.87% 1
South West -24 5 - -
West Midlands -9 2 £350 +34.61%
Yorkshire - 2 £475 - 3
East Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - -
CCSP
UK

CCSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 71 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 64 (90.14%) Cisco
3 60 (84.51%) Firewall
4 52 (73.24%) CheckPoint
5 46 (64.79%) Cisco ASA
6 39 (54.93%) CCNP
7 36 (50.70%) VPN
8 32 (45.07%) CCIE
9 30 (42.25%) Network Security
10 28 (39.44%) CISSP
11 27 (38.03%) Juniper
12 26 (36.62%) CCSE
13 24 (33.80%) Cisco PIX
14 23 (32.39%) CCSA
15 21 (29.58%) BGP
16 17 (23.94%) F5
17 16 (22.54%) SC Cleared
17 16 (22.54%) Security Cleared
17 16 (22.54%) Telecoms
17 16 (22.54%) Load Balancing
17 16 (22.54%) OSPF
18 15 (21.13%) MPLS
18 15 (21.13%) CCDP
18 15 (21.13%) Cisco Nexus
19 14 (19.72%) Network Management
20 13 (18.31%) FWSM
20 13 (18.31%) PCI DSS
20 13 (18.31%) IPsec
21 12 (16.90%) Degree
21 12 (16.90%) SNMP

CCSP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 1 (1.41%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (2.82%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.41%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 60 (84.51%) Firewall
2 46 (64.79%) Cisco ASA
3 36 (50.70%) VPN
4 30 (42.25%) Network Security
5 24 (33.80%) Cisco PIX
6 21 (29.58%) BGP
7 16 (22.54%) OSPF
8 15 (21.13%) MPLS
8 15 (21.13%) Cisco Nexus
9 13 (18.31%) FWSM
9 13 (18.31%) IPsec
10 12 (16.90%) SNMP
10 12 (16.90%) tcpdump
11 11 (15.49%) Internet
11 11 (15.49%) BIG-IP
12 9 (12.68%) Wireshark
12 9 (12.68%) TACACS
12 9 (12.68%) LAN
12 9 (12.68%) Ethernet
13 7 (9.86%) VoIP
General
1 16 (22.54%) Telecoms
2 4 (5.63%) Finance
3 3 (4.23%) Banking
3 3 (4.23%) International Banking
4 1 (1.41%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 30 (42.25%) Network Engineer
2 20 (28.17%) Security Engineer
3 16 (22.54%) Network Security Engineer
4 13 (18.31%) IP Engineer
5 12 (16.90%) Design Engineer
6 7 (9.86%) Cisco Engineer
7 5 (7.04%) Consultant
7 5 (7.04%) Data Network Engineer
7 5 (7.04%) Network Support
8 4 (5.63%) Cisco Security Engineer
8 4 (5.63%) Analyst
8 4 (5.63%) Network Consultant
8 4 (5.63%) Network Analyst
8 4 (5.63%) Security Consultant
9 3 (4.23%) Security Specialist
9 3 (4.23%) Support Analyst
9 3 (4.23%) Network Support Analyst
9 3 (4.23%) Designer
9 3 (4.23%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 3 (4.23%) Network Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.04%) WAP
2 3 (4.23%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.86%) Management Information System
2 5 (7.04%) Mobile App
3 4 (5.63%) SecurID
3 4 (5.63%) Computer Science
3 4 (5.63%) Open Source
4 3 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.68%) UNIX
2 7 (9.86%) Windows
3 3 (4.23%) Windows 2000
4 2 (2.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.41%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (22.54%) Load Balancing
2 14 (19.72%) Network Management
3 10 (14.08%) Risk Assessment
4 8 (11.27%) ITIL
4 8 (11.27%) Fault Management
5 6 (8.45%) Problem Management
6 5 (7.04%) Cyber Security
7 4 (5.63%) Demand Forecasting
7 4 (5.63%) Network Architecture
7 4 (5.63%) Change Control
7 4 (5.63%) Configuration Management
8 3 (4.23%) Information Security
8 3 (4.23%) Change Management
8 3 (4.23%) Release Management
8 3 (4.23%) Network Design
8 3 (4.23%) eTOM
8 3 (4.23%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (4.23%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (2.82%) Requirements Analysis
9 2 (2.82%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.82%) Shell Script
2 1 (1.41%) Perl
Qualifications
1 71 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (54.93%) CCNP
3 32 (45.07%) CCIE
4 28 (39.44%) CISSP
5 26 (36.62%) CCSE
6 23 (32.39%) CCSA
7 16 (22.54%) SC Cleared
7 16 (22.54%) Security Cleared
8 15 (21.13%) CCDP
9 12 (16.90%) Degree
10 11 (15.49%) Check Point Certification
11 9 (12.68%) CCNA
12 4 (5.63%) JNCIS
13 2 (2.82%) CISM
14 1 (1.41%) CEH
14 1 (1.41%) JNCIA
14 1 (1.41%) CCIP
14 1 (1.41%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (18.31%) PCI DSS
2 4 (5.63%) COBIT
3 3 (4.23%) ISO 9001
3 3 (4.23%) SLA
4 1 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.41%) QA
System Software
1 4 (5.63%) Snort
1 4 (5.63%) Nmap
2 3 (4.23%) ProxySG
3 2 (2.82%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (7.04%) OpenView
1 5 (7.04%) Netcool
2 4 (5.63%) Nessus
3 3 (4.23%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 64 (90.14%) Cisco
2 52 (73.24%) CheckPoint
3 27 (38.03%) Juniper
4 17 (23.94%) F5
5 12 (16.90%) Radware
6 11 (15.49%) Nokia
7 9 (12.68%) Blue Coat
8 8 (11.27%) HP
9 7 (9.86%) Redback
10 6 (8.45%) Fortinet
10 6 (8.45%) Microsoft
11 5 (7.04%) Nortel
11 5 (7.04%) Crossbeam
12 3 (4.23%) Mercator
12 3 (4.23%) Tufin
12 3 (4.23%) AlgoSec
13 2 (2.82%) ProCurve
13 2 (2.82%) Riverbed
14 1 (1.41%) Proofpoint
14 1 (1.41%) Qualys