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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE)
Rank 374 405 380
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -25
Contract jobs citing CCSE 29 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.13% 0.050% 0.038%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.76% 0.32% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 7 6
Average daily rate
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£427 £400 £444
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.62% -9.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £340 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £440 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £381
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -8.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £28.00 -
% change year-on-year
+38.39% -
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
3829 3720 3169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.82% 15.63% 15.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2650 2401 1983
Average daily rate £425 £410 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% -2.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 83 130
Average hourly rate £15.77 £22.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.91% +2.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.78 £11.60 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £40.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +15 13 £425 -15.00% 1
Greenwich - - - -
Croydon - - - - 1
Uxbridge - - - -
CCSE
England

CCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 48 (94.12%) Cisco
3 46 (90.20%) Cisco Certification
4 45 (88.24%) Firewall
5 41 (80.39%) F5
6 36 (70.59%) CCNP
7 26 (50.98%) VPN
8 24 (47.06%) Network Security
9 22 (43.14%) Cisco ASA
9 22 (43.14%) Blue Coat
9 22 (43.14%) CCSA
10 21 (41.18%) Cisco Nexus
11 20 (39.22%) Cisco IOS
11 20 (39.22%) BGP
12 18 (35.29%) OSPF
12 18 (35.29%) Juniper
13 17 (33.33%) Load Balancing
14 16 (31.37%) Analytical Skills
15 15 (29.41%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 14 (27.45%) Banking
16 14 (27.45%) WAN
17 13 (25.49%) DNS
17 13 (25.49%) LAN
17 13 (25.49%) TCP/IP
18 12 (23.53%) Mentoring
18 12 (23.53%) Cisco PIX
19 11 (21.57%) CCIE
19 11 (21.57%) CCSP
19 11 (21.57%) Finance
20 10 (19.61%) Sourcefire

CCSE
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (1.96%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (7.84%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 45 (88.24%) Firewall
2 26 (50.98%) VPN
3 24 (47.06%) Network Security
4 22 (43.14%) Cisco ASA
5 21 (41.18%) Cisco Nexus
6 20 (39.22%) Cisco IOS
6 20 (39.22%) BGP
7 18 (35.29%) OSPF
8 15 (29.41%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 14 (27.45%) WAN
10 13 (25.49%) LAN
10 13 (25.49%) TCP/IP
10 13 (25.49%) DNS
11 12 (23.53%) Cisco PIX
12 8 (15.69%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 8 (15.69%) HSRP
12 8 (15.69%) BIG-IP
12 8 (15.69%) VLAN
12 8 (15.69%) SSL
13 6 (11.76%) Internet
Development Applications
1 1 (1.96%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 14 (27.45%) Banking
2 11 (21.57%) Finance
3 10 (19.61%) Spanish Language
4 5 (9.80%) Investment Banking
5 4 (7.84%) Telecoms
6 3 (5.88%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.96%) Legal
7 1 (1.96%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 34 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 15 (29.41%) Senior Network Engineer
3 14 (27.45%) Security Engineer
4 9 (17.65%) Network Security Engineer
5 7 (13.73%) Senior Security Engineer
6 5 (9.80%) Security Specialist
7 3 (5.88%) Network Security Specialist
7 3 (5.88%) Network Specialist
8 2 (3.92%) Senior Network Security Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) Network Security Consultant
8 2 (3.92%) Analyst
8 2 (3.92%) Network Consultant
8 2 (3.92%) Consultant
8 2 (3.92%) Security Consultant
9 1 (1.96%) Network Analyst
9 1 (1.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 1 (1.96%) Security Analyst
9 1 (1.96%) Firewall Engineer
9 1 (1.96%) Network Security Analyst
9 1 (1.96%) Network Design Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.88%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 16 (31.37%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (9.80%) PKI
3 3 (5.88%) Fat Client
3 3 (5.88%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.96%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.73%) UNIX
2 6 (11.76%) Windows
2 6 (11.76%) Windows 2000
3 4 (7.84%) Linux
4 1 (1.96%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 12 (23.53%) Mentoring
3 6 (11.76%) Network Architecture
3 6 (11.76%) Low Latency
4 5 (9.80%) ITIL
4 5 (9.80%) Migration
4 5 (9.80%) Project Planning
5 4 (7.84%) E-Commerce
5 4 (7.84%) Project Management
5 4 (7.84%) ITIL V3
5 4 (7.84%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (7.84%) Incident Management
5 4 (7.84%) Requirements Analysis
6 3 (5.88%) Problem Management
7 1 (1.96%) Ultra-Low Latency
7 1 (1.96%) Line Management
7 1 (1.96%) GAP Analysis
7 1 (1.96%) Risk Assessment
7 1 (1.96%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (1.96%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.84%) Perl
1 4 (7.84%) Shell Script
2 2 (3.92%) C
3 1 (1.96%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 46 (90.20%) Cisco Certification
2 36 (70.59%) CCNP
3 22 (43.14%) CCSA
4 11 (21.57%) CCIE
4 11 (21.57%) CCSP
5 4 (7.84%) CCNA
5 4 (7.84%) CCDP
6 2 (3.92%) Check Point Certification
7 1 (1.96%) CISSP
7 1 (1.96%) JNCIA
7 1 (1.96%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.96%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.96%) QA
2 1 (1.96%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.96%) GPG13
System Software
1 9 (17.65%) ProxySG
2 4 (7.84%) Snort
3 3 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 51 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 48 (94.12%) Cisco
3 41 (80.39%) F5
4 22 (43.14%) Blue Coat
5 18 (35.29%) Juniper
6 10 (19.61%) Sourcefire
7 5 (9.80%) Nokia
8 4 (7.84%) Red Hat
8 4 (7.84%) BMC
8 4 (7.84%) Microsoft
8 4 (7.84%) Remedy
9 3 (5.88%) Mercator
9 3 (5.88%) Citrix
9 3 (5.88%) VMware
9 3 (5.88%) SolarWinds
9 3 (5.88%) Infoblox
9 3 (5.88%) Imperva
10 2 (3.92%) Riverbed
10 2 (3.92%) Fortinet
10 2 (3.92%) HP