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 6 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE)
Rank 398 382 376
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -6
Contract jobs citing CCSE 13 21 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.058% 0.091% 0.042%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.37% 0.57% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 17 4
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£425 £388 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +8.39%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £331
% change year-on-year
- +20.75%
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
3539 3692 3177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.74% 16.06% 14.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 2277 2524 1910
Average daily rate £413 £415 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.60% +1.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 117 111
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £37.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -19.10%

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 6 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 6 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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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 +17 6 £550 +33.33% 3
Hounslow - 1 - -
CCSE
England

CCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 6 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 40 (100.00%) Cisco
1 40 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 37 (92.50%) F5
3 36 (90.00%) Cisco Certification
4 35 (87.50%) Firewall
5 32 (80.00%) Blue Coat
6 31 (77.50%) CCNP
7 29 (72.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 27 (67.50%) Cisco ASA
8 27 (67.50%) Cisco IOS
9 25 (62.50%) DNS
10 24 (60.00%) OSPF
11 23 (57.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 21 (52.50%) DHCP
13 19 (47.50%) Network Security
13 19 (47.50%) BIG-IP
14 18 (45.00%) Infoblox
14 18 (45.00%) VMware Infrastructure
14 18 (45.00%) BGP
14 18 (45.00%) VMware
15 17 (42.50%) Analytical Skills
16 14 (35.00%) E-Commerce
16 14 (35.00%) Load Balancing
17 13 (32.50%) Juniper
18 12 (30.00%) Citrix
18 12 (30.00%) Linux
18 12 (30.00%) NetScreen
18 12 (30.00%) Imperva
18 12 (30.00%) DMVPN
19 11 (27.50%) Fat Client

CCSE
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 6 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 5 (12.50%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 35 (87.50%) Firewall
2 29 (72.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 27 (67.50%) Cisco IOS
3 27 (67.50%) Cisco ASA
4 25 (62.50%) DNS
5 24 (60.00%) OSPF
6 23 (57.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 21 (52.50%) DHCP
8 19 (47.50%) Network Security
8 19 (47.50%) BIG-IP
9 18 (45.00%) BGP
10 12 (30.00%) NetScreen
10 12 (30.00%) DMVPN
11 10 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
12 9 (22.50%) NX-OS
12 9 (22.50%) VPN
13 6 (15.00%) WAN
14 5 (12.50%) LAN
14 5 (12.50%) TCP/IP
14 5 (12.50%) FWSM
General
1 9 (22.50%) Finance
2 6 (15.00%) Telecoms
3 4 (10.00%) Banking
4 3 (7.50%) Financial Institution
4 3 (7.50%) Spanish Language
5 1 (2.50%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 20 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 11 (27.50%) Security Specialist
2 11 (27.50%) Network Specialist
2 11 (27.50%) Network Security Specialist
3 8 (20.00%) Security Engineer
4 7 (17.50%) Senior Network Engineer
5 5 (12.50%) Network Security Engineer
5 5 (12.50%) Senior Security Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
6 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 2 (5.00%) Senior Network Security Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) Network Consultant
8 1 (2.50%) Consultant
8 1 (2.50%) Security Consultant
8 1 (2.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) Design Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) Network Security Consultant
8 1 (2.50%) Data Centre Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) Data Network Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) Network Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.50%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 17 (42.50%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (27.50%) Thin Client
2 11 (27.50%) Fat Client
3 3 (7.50%) PKI
4 2 (5.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 12 (30.00%) Linux
2 3 (7.50%) Windows 2000
2 3 (7.50%) UNIX
2 3 (7.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.00%) E-Commerce
1 14 (35.00%) Load Balancing
2 8 (20.00%) Mentoring
3 5 (12.50%) Line Management
3 5 (12.50%) ITIL V3
3 5 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
3 5 (12.50%) Incident Management
3 5 (12.50%) ITIL
4 3 (7.50%) Project Planning
4 3 (7.50%) Network Architecture
5 2 (5.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (5.00%) Project Management
6 1 (2.50%) Migration
6 1 (2.50%) Strategic Planning
6 1 (2.50%) Problem Management
6 1 (2.50%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (2.50%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (22.50%) C
2 2 (5.00%) Perl
2 2 (5.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 36 (90.00%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (77.50%) CCNP
3 9 (22.50%) CCSA
4 8 (20.00%) CCSP
5 3 (7.50%) CCIE
6 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared
6 2 (5.00%) Security Cleared
7 1 (2.50%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.50%) Degree
7 1 (2.50%) Check Point Certification
7 1 (2.50%) CCNA
7 1 (2.50%) CCDP
7 1 (2.50%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.50%) QA
2 1 (2.50%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.50%) GPG13
System Software
1 18 (45.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (20.00%) ProxySG
3 7 (17.50%) XenServer
4 2 (5.00%) Snort
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 40 (100.00%) Cisco
1 40 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 37 (92.50%) F5
3 32 (80.00%) Blue Coat
4 18 (45.00%) VMware
4 18 (45.00%) Infoblox
5 13 (32.50%) Juniper
6 12 (30.00%) Citrix
6 12 (30.00%) Imperva
7 10 (25.00%) HP
8 6 (15.00%) Sourcefire
9 5 (12.50%) Remedy
9 5 (12.50%) Microsoft
9 5 (12.50%) Red Hat
9 5 (12.50%) BMC
10 2 (5.00%) Nokia
10 2 (5.00%) Fortinet
11 1 (2.50%) IronPort
11 1 (2.50%) Polycom
11 1 (2.50%) SolarWinds