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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE)
Rank 390 421 396
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -25
Contract jobs citing CCSE 24 10 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.099% 0.040% 0.042%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.63% 0.27% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 4 4
Average daily rate
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£375 £406 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +31.04%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £360
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +7.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £32.00
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
3802 3730 3695
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.63% 14.91% 14.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 2449 2348 2200
Average daily rate £425 £415 £409
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +1.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 102 136
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +2.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.50 £11.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 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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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 +24 7 £438 - 2
CCSE
England

CCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 51 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 49 (96.08%) Cisco
3 46 (90.20%) Cisco Certification
4 44 (86.27%) Firewall
5 38 (74.51%) CCNP
6 31 (60.78%) Network Security
7 30 (58.82%) Juniper
8 25 (49.02%) CISSP
9 19 (37.25%) Blue Coat
10 16 (31.37%) F5
11 15 (29.41%) Banking
11 15 (29.41%) CCSA
11 15 (29.41%) Finance
11 15 (29.41%) ITIL
12 14 (27.45%) LAN
12 14 (27.45%) Cisco Nexus
13 13 (25.49%) Cisco IOS
14 12 (23.53%) WAN
14 12 (23.53%) CCIE
15 11 (21.57%) VPN
15 11 (21.57%) Management Information System
15 11 (21.57%) Websense
15 11 (21.57%) VLAN
16 10 (19.61%) BGP
16 10 (19.61%) OSPF
16 10 (19.61%) TCP/IP
17 9 (17.65%) JNCIS
17 9 (17.65%) SIEM
17 9 (17.65%) Vulnerability Management
18 8 (15.69%) Linux

CCSE
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 44 (86.27%) Firewall
2 31 (60.78%) Network Security
3 14 (27.45%) Cisco Nexus
3 14 (27.45%) LAN
4 13 (25.49%) Cisco IOS
5 12 (23.53%) WAN
6 11 (21.57%) VPN
6 11 (21.57%) VLAN
7 10 (19.61%) TCP/IP
7 10 (19.61%) OSPF
7 10 (19.61%) BGP
8 8 (15.69%) Reverse Proxy
8 8 (15.69%) HSRP
9 6 (11.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 6 (11.76%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 6 (11.76%) VRRP
10 5 (9.80%) FWSM
11 4 (7.84%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (7.84%) Internet
12 3 (5.88%) Wireless
General
1 15 (29.41%) Finance
1 15 (29.41%) Banking
2 6 (11.76%) Spanish Language
3 4 (7.84%) Financial Institution
4 3 (5.88%) International Banking
4 3 (5.88%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.92%) Local Government
6 1 (1.96%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (49.02%) Network Engineer
2 24 (47.06%) Security Engineer
3 18 (35.29%) Network Security Engineer
4 6 (11.76%) Senior Network Engineer
5 5 (9.80%) Security Consultant
5 5 (9.80%) Architect
5 5 (9.80%) Network Consultant
5 5 (9.80%) Network Security Consultant
5 5 (9.80%) Consultant
6 3 (5.88%) Network Architect
6 3 (5.88%) Network Specialist
6 3 (5.88%) Senior Security Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Network Security Specialist
6 3 (5.88%) Security Manager
6 3 (5.88%) IT Security Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Security Specialist
7 2 (3.92%) IT Project Manager
7 2 (3.92%) Network Manager
7 2 (3.92%) Project Manager
7 2 (3.92%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.96%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (21.57%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.96%) PKI
2 1 (1.96%) Fat Client
2 1 (1.96%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 8 (15.69%) Linux
2 7 (13.73%) Windows
3 5 (9.80%) UNIX
4 3 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.96%) Solaris
5 1 (1.96%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (29.41%) ITIL
2 9 (17.65%) SIEM
2 9 (17.65%) Vulnerability Management
3 7 (13.73%) PRINCE2
4 6 (11.76%) Configuration Management
5 5 (9.80%) Low Latency
6 4 (7.84%) Cyber Security
6 4 (7.84%) Change Control
7 3 (5.88%) Load Balancing
7 3 (5.88%) Project Management
7 3 (5.88%) Service Management
7 3 (5.88%) Migration
7 3 (5.88%) Network Design
7 3 (5.88%) Kalman Filter
8 2 (3.92%) Enterprise Architecture
9 1 (1.96%) Project Planning
9 1 (1.96%) GAP Analysis
9 1 (1.96%) Security Architecture
9 1 (1.96%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.92%) Perl
1 2 (3.92%) Ruby
1 2 (3.92%) PowerShell
1 2 (3.92%) Bash Shell
2 1 (1.96%) C
Qualifications
1 46 (90.20%) Cisco Certification
2 38 (74.51%) CCNP
3 25 (49.02%) CISSP
4 15 (29.41%) CCSA
5 12 (23.53%) CCIE
6 9 (17.65%) JNCIS
7 7 (13.73%) CCNA
8 6 (11.76%) JNCIP
8 6 (11.76%) JNCIE
8 6 (11.76%) CISM
8 6 (11.76%) ISACA
9 5 (9.80%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (9.80%) CCSP
9 5 (9.80%) MCSE
9 5 (9.80%) MCSA
10 4 (7.84%) JNCIA
11 1 (1.96%) SC Cleared
11 1 (1.96%) Security Cleared
11 1 (1.96%) Check Point Certification
11 1 (1.96%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.84%) COBIT
1 4 (7.84%) PCI DSS
2 3 (5.88%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.96%) QA
System Software
1 5 (9.80%) Snort
2 3 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.96%) ProxySG
Vendors
1 51 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 49 (96.08%) Cisco
3 30 (58.82%) Juniper
4 19 (37.25%) Blue Coat
5 16 (31.37%) F5
6 11 (21.57%) Websense
7 6 (11.76%) Sourcefire
7 6 (11.76%) McAfee
8 5 (9.80%) Microsoft
9 3 (5.88%) Citrix
9 3 (5.88%) Red Hat
9 3 (5.88%) VMware
9 3 (5.88%) Fortinet
10 2 (3.92%) MobileIron
10 2 (3.92%) Brocade
10 2 (3.92%) Symantec
10 2 (3.92%) HP
11 1 (1.96%) Nokia
11 1 (1.96%) Infoblox
11 1 (1.96%) Imperva
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