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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE)
Rank 382 412 392
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -20
Contract jobs citing CCSE 33 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.13% 0.044% 0.034%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.85% 0.29% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 7
Average daily rate
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£483 £381 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.55% +8.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £333 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £474 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £368
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +5.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -12.50%
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
3890 3785 3576
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.84% 14.99% 15.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2682 2478 2238
Average daily rate £425 £410 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +0.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £590 £581
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 82 112
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -6.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.28 £11.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £49.02
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -21.39%

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 31 October 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 31 October 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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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 +30 15 £500 - 2
Greenwich - - - -
Croydon - - - - 1
Uxbridge - - - -
CCSE
England

CCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 58 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 55 (94.83%) Cisco
3 52 (89.66%) Cisco Certification
3 52 (89.66%) Firewall
4 45 (77.59%) CCNP
5 32 (55.17%) F5
6 27 (46.55%) Network Security
7 26 (44.83%) Juniper
8 25 (43.10%) VPN
9 23 (39.66%) Cisco Nexus
10 21 (36.21%) Blue Coat
11 20 (34.48%) CCSA
11 20 (34.48%) Cisco IOS
11 20 (34.48%) Banking
12 18 (31.03%) BGP
13 16 (27.59%) OSPF
14 15 (25.86%) LAN
14 15 (25.86%) Finance
15 14 (24.14%) WAN
15 14 (24.14%) TCP/IP
16 13 (22.41%) CISSP
17 12 (20.69%) Reverse Proxy
17 12 (20.69%) Load Balancing
17 12 (20.69%) Cisco ASA
17 12 (20.69%) CCIE
17 12 (20.69%) CCSP
17 12 (20.69%) Mentoring
17 12 (20.69%) Analytical Skills
18 11 (18.97%) Management Information System
18 11 (18.97%) VLAN

CCSE
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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.

Applications
1 1 (1.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 52 (89.66%) Firewall
2 27 (46.55%) Network Security
3 25 (43.10%) VPN
4 23 (39.66%) Cisco Nexus
5 20 (34.48%) Cisco IOS
6 18 (31.03%) BGP
7 16 (27.59%) OSPF
8 15 (25.86%) LAN
9 14 (24.14%) WAN
9 14 (24.14%) TCP/IP
10 12 (20.69%) Reverse Proxy
10 12 (20.69%) Cisco ASA
11 11 (18.97%) VLAN
12 9 (15.52%) Cisco PIX
12 9 (15.52%) HSRP
12 9 (15.52%) SSL
12 9 (15.52%) Internet
13 7 (12.07%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 6 (10.34%) WAAS
14 6 (10.34%) DNS
Development Applications
1 1 (1.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 20 (34.48%) Banking
2 15 (25.86%) Finance
3 10 (17.24%) Spanish Language
4 6 (10.34%) Investment Banking
5 3 (5.17%) International Banking
5 3 (5.17%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.72%) Legal
6 1 (1.72%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 35 (60.34%) Network Engineer
2 25 (43.10%) Security Engineer
3 15 (25.86%) Network Security Engineer
4 13 (22.41%) Senior Network Engineer
5 7 (12.07%) Senior Security Engineer
6 4 (6.90%) Security Specialist
7 3 (5.17%) Network Consultant
7 3 (5.17%) Consultant
7 3 (5.17%) Security Consultant
7 3 (5.17%) Network Security Consultant
8 2 (3.45%) Network Security Manager
8 2 (3.45%) IT Security Engineer
8 2 (3.45%) Network Manager
8 2 (3.45%) Analyst
8 2 (3.45%) Network Specialist
8 2 (3.45%) Network Security Specialist
8 2 (3.45%) Security Manager
8 2 (3.45%) Senior Network Security Engineer
9 1 (1.72%) Network Analyst
9 1 (1.72%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.45%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (20.69%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (18.97%) Management Information System
3 5 (8.62%) PKI
4 1 (1.72%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.07%) UNIX
2 6 (10.34%) Windows
3 4 (6.90%) Linux
4 3 (5.17%) Windows 2000
5 2 (3.45%) Solaris
5 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.72%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (20.69%) Load Balancing
1 12 (20.69%) Mentoring
2 9 (15.52%) ITIL
3 8 (13.79%) SIEM
3 8 (13.79%) Vulnerability Management
4 6 (10.34%) Low Latency
4 6 (10.34%) Configuration Management
5 5 (8.62%) Project Planning
6 4 (6.90%) Change Control
6 4 (6.90%) Project Management
6 4 (6.90%) Migration
6 4 (6.90%) Cyber Security
7 3 (5.17%) Network Design
7 3 (5.17%) Problem Management
7 3 (5.17%) Network Architecture
8 2 (3.45%) Requirements Analysis
8 2 (3.45%) PRINCE2
9 1 (1.72%) E-Commerce
9 1 (1.72%) GAP Analysis
9 1 (1.72%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.90%) Perl
2 2 (3.45%) Shell Script
2 2 (3.45%) Ruby
2 2 (3.45%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.45%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.72%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 52 (89.66%) Cisco Certification
2 45 (77.59%) CCNP
3 20 (34.48%) CCSA
4 13 (22.41%) CISSP
5 12 (20.69%) CCIE
5 12 (20.69%) CCSP
6 4 (6.90%) CCDP
6 4 (6.90%) JNCIS
7 3 (5.17%) CCNA
8 2 (3.45%) Check Point Certification
9 1 (1.72%) SC Cleared
9 1 (1.72%) Security Cleared
9 1 (1.72%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 4 (6.90%) COBIT
2 3 (5.17%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.72%) QA
System Software
1 6 (10.34%) ProxySG
2 5 (8.62%) Snort
3 1 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 58 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 55 (94.83%) Cisco
3 32 (55.17%) F5
4 26 (44.83%) Juniper
5 21 (36.21%) Blue Coat
6 10 (17.24%) Sourcefire
7 8 (13.79%) Websense
8 6 (10.34%) Nokia
9 4 (6.90%) McAfee
10 3 (5.17%) SolarWinds
10 3 (5.17%) Fortinet
10 3 (5.17%) Red Hat
10 3 (5.17%) Mercator
11 2 (3.45%) Riverbed
12 1 (1.72%) MobileIron
12 1 (1.72%) Symantec
12 1 (1.72%) Remedy
12 1 (1.72%) VMware
12 1 (1.72%) Brocade
12 1 (1.72%) BMC