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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE)
Rank 372 385 354
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -31
Contract jobs citing CCSE 26 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.12% 0.037% 0.047%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.72% 0.22% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 4 7
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £365 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £400 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-5.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £55.00 -
% change year-on-year
-22.72% -
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
3599 3592 3009
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 17.04% 16.67% 15.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2438 2270 1858
Average daily rate £425 £415 £418
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% -0.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 74 122
Average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £23.14
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -2.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.44 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.43 £41.05 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -30.00%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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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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 14 £413 -
Greenwich - - - -
CCSE
England

CCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 59 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 56 (94.92%) Cisco
3 54 (91.53%) Cisco Certification
4 53 (89.83%) Firewall
5 50 (84.75%) F5
6 44 (74.58%) CCNP
7 33 (55.93%) Cisco ASA
7 33 (55.93%) Blue Coat
8 30 (50.85%) Cisco IOS
9 28 (47.46%) Network Security
9 28 (47.46%) OSPF
10 27 (45.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 26 (44.07%) BGP
12 25 (42.37%) DNS
13 24 (40.68%) VPN
13 24 (40.68%) Analytical Skills
14 21 (35.59%) Juniper
15 20 (33.90%) Load Balancing
15 20 (33.90%) CCSA
16 19 (32.20%) BIG-IP
17 18 (30.51%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
17 18 (30.51%) Cisco Nexus
17 18 (30.51%) DHCP
18 15 (25.42%) VMware Infrastructure
18 15 (25.42%) Infoblox
18 15 (25.42%) VMware
18 15 (25.42%) Mentoring
19 13 (22.03%) E-Commerce
19 13 (22.03%) CCSP
20 12 (20.34%) WAN

CCSE
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

Applications
1 1 (1.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (10.17%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 53 (89.83%) Firewall
2 33 (55.93%) Cisco ASA
3 30 (50.85%) Cisco IOS
4 28 (47.46%) Network Security
4 28 (47.46%) OSPF
5 27 (45.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 26 (44.07%) BGP
7 25 (42.37%) DNS
8 24 (40.68%) VPN
9 19 (32.20%) BIG-IP
10 18 (30.51%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 18 (30.51%) Cisco Nexus
10 18 (30.51%) DHCP
11 12 (20.34%) WAN
12 11 (18.64%) Cisco PIX
12 11 (18.64%) LAN
12 11 (18.64%) TCP/IP
12 11 (18.64%) DMVPN
13 10 (16.95%) NetScreen
14 8 (13.56%) SSL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 12 (20.34%) Finance
1 12 (20.34%) Banking
2 10 (16.95%) Spanish Language
3 6 (10.17%) Telecoms
4 3 (5.08%) Financial Institution
4 3 (5.08%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.69%) Legal
5 1 (1.69%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 33 (55.93%) Network Engineer
2 16 (27.12%) Senior Network Engineer
3 12 (20.34%) Security Specialist
3 12 (20.34%) Security Engineer
4 10 (16.95%) Network Specialist
4 10 (16.95%) Network Security Specialist
5 7 (11.86%) Network Security Engineer
5 7 (11.86%) Senior Security Engineer
6 2 (3.39%) Senior Network Security Engineer
6 2 (3.39%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
6 2 (3.39%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 2 (3.39%) Analyst
7 1 (1.69%) Network Consultant
7 1 (1.69%) Consultant
7 1 (1.69%) Security Consultant
7 1 (1.69%) Network Analyst
7 1 (1.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (1.69%) Security Analyst
7 1 (1.69%) Network Security Analyst
7 1 (1.69%) Network Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.39%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 24 (40.68%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (16.95%) Thin Client
2 10 (16.95%) Fat Client
3 5 (8.47%) PKI
4 1 (1.69%) Clustering
4 1 (1.69%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 12 (20.34%) Linux
2 7 (11.86%) UNIX
3 6 (10.17%) Windows
3 6 (10.17%) Windows 2000
4 1 (1.69%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (33.90%) Load Balancing
2 15 (25.42%) Mentoring
3 13 (22.03%) E-Commerce
4 6 (10.17%) Incident Management
4 6 (10.17%) Network Architecture
4 6 (10.17%) ITIL V3
4 6 (10.17%) Root Cause Analysis
4 6 (10.17%) ITIL
5 5 (8.47%) Project Management
5 5 (8.47%) Migration
5 5 (8.47%) Project Planning
6 4 (6.78%) Requirements Analysis
6 4 (6.78%) Low Latency
6 4 (6.78%) Line Management
7 3 (5.08%) Problem Management
8 1 (1.69%) Ultra-Low Latency
8 1 (1.69%) Network Monitoring
8 1 (1.69%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (1.69%) Risk Assessment
8 1 (1.69%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (13.56%) C
2 4 (6.78%) Shell Script
2 4 (6.78%) Perl
3 1 (1.69%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 54 (91.53%) Cisco Certification
2 44 (74.58%) CCNP
3 20 (33.90%) CCSA
4 13 (22.03%) CCSP
5 11 (18.64%) CCIE
6 4 (6.78%) CCDP
7 2 (3.39%) SC Cleared
7 2 (3.39%) Security Cleared
7 2 (3.39%) Check Point Certification
7 2 (3.39%) CCNA
8 1 (1.69%) CISSP
8 1 (1.69%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.69%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.69%) QA
2 1 (1.69%) GPG13
System Software
1 15 (25.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (18.64%) ProxySG
3 5 (8.47%) XenServer
4 2 (3.39%) Snort
Vendors
1 59 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 56 (94.92%) Cisco
3 50 (84.75%) F5
4 33 (55.93%) Blue Coat
5 21 (35.59%) Juniper
6 15 (25.42%) Infoblox
6 15 (25.42%) VMware
7 11 (18.64%) Imperva
8 10 (16.95%) Citrix
9 8 (13.56%) Sourcefire
9 8 (13.56%) HP
10 6 (10.17%) Remedy
10 6 (10.17%) Red Hat
10 6 (10.17%) Microsoft
10 6 (10.17%) BMC
11 5 (8.47%) Nokia
12 4 (6.78%) SolarWinds
13 3 (5.08%) Mercator
14 2 (3.39%) Fortinet
14 2 (3.39%) Riverbed