The table below looks at the statistics for CCSE in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CCSE over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE)
Rank 390 368 390
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +22
Contract jobs citing CCSE 13 27 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.059% 0.12% 0.027%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.37% 0.73% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 24 3
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +16.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £338 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £493 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £400 £369
% change year-on-year
-9.37% +8.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 - -
CCSE
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Qualifications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
3495 3681 3252
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.77% 16.27% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2260 2532 1932
Average daily rate £413 £413 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 117 130
Average hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £16.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £35.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -20.00%

CCSE
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

CCSE Jobs Demand Trend in London

CCSE
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

CCSE Daily Rate Trend in London

CCSE
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CCSE across the London region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

CCSE Daily Rate Histogram in London

CCSE
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

CCSE Hourly Rate Trend in London

CCSE
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCSE within the London region over the 3 months to 22 May 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
City of London +3 5 £550 +27.53% 2
Hounslow - 1 - - 1
CCSE
England

CCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 41 (100.00%) Cisco
1 41 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 36 (87.80%) Firewall
2 36 (87.80%) F5
3 35 (85.37%) Cisco Certification
4 30 (73.17%) Blue Coat
5 29 (70.73%) CCNP
6 28 (68.29%) Cisco IOS
6 28 (68.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 27 (65.85%) Cisco ASA
8 26 (63.41%) DNS
9 25 (60.98%) OSPF
10 24 (58.54%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 22 (53.66%) DHCP
12 19 (46.34%) BGP
12 19 (46.34%) Network Security
12 19 (46.34%) BIG-IP
13 18 (43.90%) Infoblox
13 18 (43.90%) VMware Infrastructure
13 18 (43.90%) VMware
14 15 (36.59%) Load Balancing
14 15 (36.59%) Analytical Skills
15 14 (34.15%) E-Commerce
16 13 (31.71%) Juniper
17 12 (29.27%) Citrix
17 12 (29.27%) Linux
17 12 (29.27%) Finance
17 12 (29.27%) NetScreen
17 12 (29.27%) Imperva
17 12 (29.27%) DMVPN

CCSE
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

Business Applications
1 3 (7.32%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 36 (87.80%) Firewall
2 28 (68.29%) Cisco IOS
2 28 (68.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 27 (65.85%) Cisco ASA
4 26 (63.41%) DNS
5 25 (60.98%) OSPF
6 24 (58.54%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 22 (53.66%) DHCP
8 19 (46.34%) BGP
8 19 (46.34%) Network Security
8 19 (46.34%) BIG-IP
9 12 (29.27%) NetScreen
9 12 (29.27%) DMVPN
10 11 (26.83%) Cisco Nexus
11 9 (21.95%) VPN
11 9 (21.95%) WAN
11 9 (21.95%) NX-OS
12 8 (19.51%) LAN
13 5 (12.20%) Cisco PIX
13 5 (12.20%) TCP/IP
General
1 12 (29.27%) Finance
2 4 (9.76%) Banking
2 4 (9.76%) Financial Institution
2 4 (9.76%) Telecoms
3 3 (7.32%) Spanish Language
4 2 (4.88%) Advertising
5 1 (2.44%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 19 (46.34%) Network Engineer
2 11 (26.83%) Network Specialist
2 11 (26.83%) Network Security Specialist
2 11 (26.83%) Security Specialist
3 9 (21.95%) Security Engineer
4 5 (12.20%) Senior Security Engineer
4 5 (12.20%) Network Security Engineer
4 5 (12.20%) Senior Network Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 3 (7.32%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
6 2 (4.88%) Security Consultant
6 2 (4.88%) Consultant
6 2 (4.88%) Senior Network Security Engineer
7 1 (2.44%) Data Network Engineer
7 1 (2.44%) IT Security Engineer
7 1 (2.44%) IT Security Analyst
7 1 (2.44%) Network Design Engineer
7 1 (2.44%) Network Security Consultant
7 1 (2.44%) Data Centre Engineer
7 1 (2.44%) IT Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.44%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (36.59%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (26.83%) Fat Client
2 11 (26.83%) Thin Client
3 3 (7.32%) PKI
4 2 (4.88%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 12 (29.27%) Linux
2 3 (7.32%) Windows 2000
2 3 (7.32%) UNIX
2 3 (7.32%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (36.59%) Load Balancing
2 14 (34.15%) E-Commerce
3 8 (19.51%) Mentoring
4 5 (12.20%) Line Management
5 3 (7.32%) Network Architecture
5 3 (7.32%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (7.32%) ITIL V3
5 3 (7.32%) Project Planning
5 3 (7.32%) Incident Management
5 3 (7.32%) ITIL
6 2 (4.88%) Project Management
6 2 (4.88%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (4.88%) SIEM
7 1 (2.44%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (2.44%) Problem Management
7 1 (2.44%) Strategic Planning
7 1 (2.44%) Migration
7 1 (2.44%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (21.95%) C
2 2 (4.88%) Perl
2 2 (4.88%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 35 (85.37%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (70.73%) CCNP
3 10 (24.39%) CCSA
4 8 (19.51%) CCSP
5 4 (9.76%) CCIE
6 2 (4.88%) SC Cleared
6 2 (4.88%) Security Cleared
7 1 (2.44%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.44%) Degree
7 1 (2.44%) Check Point Certification
7 1 (2.44%) CCNA
7 1 (2.44%) CCDP
7 1 (2.44%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.32%) PCI DSS
2 2 (4.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (2.44%) GPG13
3 1 (2.44%) QA
System Software
1 18 (43.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (17.07%) XenServer
3 6 (14.63%) ProxySG
4 2 (4.88%) Snort
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 41 (100.00%) Cisco
1 41 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 36 (87.80%) F5
3 30 (73.17%) Blue Coat
4 18 (43.90%) Infoblox
4 18 (43.90%) VMware
5 13 (31.71%) Juniper
6 12 (29.27%) Citrix
6 12 (29.27%) Imperva
7 10 (24.39%) HP
8 6 (14.63%) Sourcefire
9 3 (7.32%) BMC
9 3 (7.32%) Microsoft
9 3 (7.32%) Red Hat
9 3 (7.32%) Remedy
10 2 (4.88%) LogRhythm
10 2 (4.88%) Nokia
10 2 (4.88%) Fortinet
11 1 (2.44%) Polycom
11 1 (2.44%) SolarWinds
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