The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 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 London 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE)
Rank 393 379 397
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +18
Contract jobs citing CCSE 19 10 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.079% 0.046% 0.093%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.47% 0.30% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 6 14
Average daily rate £400 £365 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% -14.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £338 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £438 £494
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £308 £413
% change year-on-year
+30.16% -25.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 - £32.50
Qualifications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
4011 3299 3943
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.58% 15.27% 14.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 2680 1982 2317
Average daily rate £411 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.36% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 109 115
Average hourly rate £22.00 £25.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.72% +21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £13.00 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.66 £135.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
CCSE
England

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 18 April 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 18 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
City of London -11 9 £438 +19.86% 1
Hounslow - - - -
CCSE
England

CCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 28 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 25 (89.29%) Cisco
3 23 (82.14%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (75.00%) Firewall
5 17 (60.71%) CCSA
5 17 (60.71%) Network Security
6 15 (53.57%) Juniper
6 15 (53.57%) CCNP
7 12 (42.86%) CISSP
8 10 (35.71%) CCIE
9 8 (28.57%) F5
10 7 (25.00%) JNCIP
10 7 (25.00%) JNCIE
10 7 (25.00%) ITIL
10 7 (25.00%) CCNA
11 6 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (21.43%) Windows
11 6 (21.43%) MCSE
11 6 (21.43%) CISM
11 6 (21.43%) Finance
11 6 (21.43%) ISACA
12 5 (17.86%) MCSA
12 5 (17.86%) Linux
12 5 (17.86%) PRINCE2
12 5 (17.86%) CCSP
12 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
13 4 (14.29%) WAN
13 4 (14.29%) Websense
13 4 (14.29%) Blue Coat
13 4 (14.29%) PCI DSS

CCSE
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 21 (75.00%) Firewall
2 17 (60.71%) Network Security
3 4 (14.29%) WAN
4 3 (10.71%) LAN
5 2 (7.14%) BGP
5 2 (7.14%) OSPF
5 2 (7.14%) TCP/IP
5 2 (7.14%) Wireless
5 2 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (3.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (3.57%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (3.57%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (3.57%) NetScreen
6 1 (3.57%) IPsec
6 1 (3.57%) VPN
6 1 (3.57%) SSL
6 1 (3.57%) MPLS
6 1 (3.57%) EIGRP
6 1 (3.57%) TACACS
General
1 6 (21.43%) Finance
2 3 (10.71%) Financial Institution
3 2 (7.14%) Banking
4 1 (3.57%) Retail
4 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.57%) Law
Job Titles
1 13 (46.43%) Network Engineer
2 11 (39.29%) Security Engineer
3 9 (32.14%) Network Security Engineer
4 6 (21.43%) Architect
5 4 (14.29%) Network Architect
6 2 (7.14%) IT Project Manager
6 2 (7.14%) Cisco Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Security Consultant
6 2 (7.14%) Technical Architect
6 2 (7.14%) Consultant
6 2 (7.14%) Project Manager
6 2 (7.14%) Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Network Consultant
6 2 (7.14%) Network Security Consultant
6 2 (7.14%) Firewall Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Cisco Security Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Project Delivery Manager
7 1 (3.57%) Designer
7 1 (3.57%) Network Security Architect
7 1 (3.57%) Cisco Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) XMPP
Operating Systems
1 6 (21.43%) Windows
2 5 (17.86%) Linux
3 2 (7.14%) UNIX
3 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.00%) ITIL
2 5 (17.86%) PRINCE2
3 3 (10.71%) Service Management
3 3 (10.71%) Migration
3 3 (10.71%) Project Management
4 2 (7.14%) Change Management
4 2 (7.14%) Load Balancing
4 2 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (3.57%) SIEM
5 1 (3.57%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (3.57%) Security Architecture
5 1 (3.57%) Data Analysis
5 1 (3.57%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.57%) C
Qualifications
1 23 (82.14%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (60.71%) CCSA
3 15 (53.57%) CCNP
4 12 (42.86%) CISSP
5 10 (35.71%) CCIE
6 7 (25.00%) JNCIP
6 7 (25.00%) JNCIE
6 7 (25.00%) CCNA
7 6 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (21.43%) MCSE
7 6 (21.43%) CISM
7 6 (21.43%) ISACA
8 5 (17.86%) MCSA
8 5 (17.86%) CCSP
9 4 (14.29%) JNCIS
10 3 (10.71%) JNCIA
10 3 (10.71%) CCDP
11 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
11 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
11 1 (3.57%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.29%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) Cisco UCCX
1 1 (3.57%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (3.57%) Cacti
Vendors
1 28 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 25 (89.29%) Cisco
3 15 (53.57%) Juniper
4 8 (28.57%) F5
5 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
6 4 (14.29%) Websense
6 4 (14.29%) Blue Coat
7 3 (10.71%) Fortinet
8 2 (7.14%) Riverbed
8 2 (7.14%) SolarWinds
8 2 (7.14%) ArcSight
8 2 (7.14%) AlgoSec
8 2 (7.14%) Cyber-Ark
9 1 (3.57%) Splunk
9 1 (3.57%) Aruba
9 1 (3.57%) Barracuda Networks
9 1 (3.57%) ProCurve
9 1 (3.57%) McAfee
9 1 (3.57%) Sophos
9 1 (3.57%) HP