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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE)
Rank 391 406 386
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -20
Contract jobs citing CCSE 28 13 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.12% 0.052% 0.036%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.72% 0.35% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 7
Average daily rate
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£483 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.62% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £335 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £460 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £373 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.87% +3.33%
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
3899 3741 3371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.31% 14.97% 15.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 2716 2426 2142
Average daily rate £425 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 89 108
Average hourly rate £16.16 £18.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.22% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £14.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £41.50 £47.18
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -20.00%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 +17 14 £500 - 1
Greenwich - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
CCSE
England

CCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 52 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 49 (94.23%) Cisco
3 48 (92.31%) Cisco Certification
4 47 (90.38%) Firewall
5 41 (78.85%) CCNP
6 33 (63.46%) F5
7 24 (46.15%) VPN
8 22 (42.31%) Cisco Nexus
9 21 (40.38%) Network Security
10 20 (38.46%) Blue Coat
10 20 (38.46%) Juniper
11 19 (36.54%) Cisco IOS
12 18 (34.62%) CCSA
12 18 (34.62%) BGP
13 16 (30.77%) OSPF
13 16 (30.77%) Banking
14 14 (26.92%) Cisco ASA
14 14 (26.92%) LAN
14 14 (26.92%) WAN
14 14 (26.92%) TCP/IP
14 14 (26.92%) Analytical Skills
15 12 (23.08%) CCIE
15 12 (23.08%) Reverse Proxy
16 11 (21.15%) Load Balancing
16 11 (21.15%) Finance
16 11 (21.15%) Mentoring
17 10 (19.23%) Spanish Language
17 10 (19.23%) Sourcefire
17 10 (19.23%) VLAN
18 9 (17.31%) Cisco PIX

CCSE
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 (1.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (5.77%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 47 (90.38%) Firewall
2 24 (46.15%) VPN
3 22 (42.31%) Cisco Nexus
4 21 (40.38%) Network Security
5 19 (36.54%) Cisco IOS
6 18 (34.62%) BGP
7 16 (30.77%) OSPF
8 14 (26.92%) TCP/IP
8 14 (26.92%) LAN
8 14 (26.92%) WAN
8 14 (26.92%) Cisco ASA
9 12 (23.08%) Reverse Proxy
10 10 (19.23%) VLAN
11 9 (17.31%) Cisco PIX
11 9 (17.31%) HSRP
12 8 (15.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 8 (15.38%) SSL
13 6 (11.54%) Internet
13 6 (11.54%) DNS
13 6 (11.54%) EIGRP
Development Applications
1 1 (1.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 16 (30.77%) Banking
2 11 (21.15%) Finance
3 10 (19.23%) Spanish Language
4 5 (9.62%) Investment Banking
5 3 (5.77%) Financial Institution
5 3 (5.77%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.92%) Legal
6 1 (1.92%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 34 (65.38%) Network Engineer
2 22 (42.31%) Security Engineer
3 15 (28.85%) Senior Network Engineer
4 12 (23.08%) Network Security Engineer
5 7 (13.46%) Senior Security Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) Security Specialist
7 2 (3.85%) Network Security Manager
7 2 (3.85%) IT Security Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Security Manager
7 2 (3.85%) Senior Network Security Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Network Manager
7 2 (3.85%) Analyst
8 1 (1.92%) Network Consultant
8 1 (1.92%) Consultant
8 1 (1.92%) Security Consultant
8 1 (1.92%) Network Analyst
8 1 (1.92%) Security Analyst
8 1 (1.92%) Network Security Consultant
8 1 (1.92%) Firewall Engineer
8 1 (1.92%) Network Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.85%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 14 (26.92%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (15.38%) Management Information System
3 5 (9.62%) PKI
4 1 (1.92%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.54%) UNIX
2 5 (9.62%) Windows
3 3 (5.77%) Linux
3 3 (5.77%) Windows 2000
4 2 (3.85%) Solaris
5 1 (1.92%) FreeBSD
5 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (21.15%) Load Balancing
1 11 (21.15%) Mentoring
2 7 (13.46%) Vulnerability Management
2 7 (13.46%) SIEM
2 7 (13.46%) ITIL
3 6 (11.54%) Low Latency
4 5 (9.62%) Project Planning
5 4 (7.69%) Project Management
5 4 (7.69%) Migration
6 3 (5.77%) Configuration Management
6 3 (5.77%) Incident Management
6 3 (5.77%) Problem Management
6 3 (5.77%) Network Architecture
6 3 (5.77%) ITIL V3
6 3 (5.77%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (3.85%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (3.85%) Network Design
7 2 (3.85%) PRINCE2
8 1 (1.92%) E-Commerce
8 1 (1.92%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.69%) Perl
2 2 (3.85%) Shell Script
2 2 (3.85%) Ruby
2 2 (3.85%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.85%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.92%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 48 (92.31%) Cisco Certification
2 41 (78.85%) CCNP
3 18 (34.62%) CCSA
4 12 (23.08%) CCIE
5 9 (17.31%) CCSP
6 8 (15.38%) CISSP
7 4 (7.69%) CCDP
8 3 (5.77%) CCNA
9 2 (3.85%) Check Point Certification
10 1 (1.92%) JNCIA
10 1 (1.92%) JNCIS
10 1 (1.92%) SC Cleared
10 1 (1.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.92%) COBIT
2 1 (1.92%) QA
2 1 (1.92%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (15.38%) ProxySG
2 5 (9.62%) Snort
Vendors
1 52 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 49 (94.23%) Cisco
3 33 (63.46%) F5
4 20 (38.46%) Blue Coat
4 20 (38.46%) Juniper
5 10 (19.23%) Sourcefire
6 7 (13.46%) Websense
7 5 (9.62%) Nokia
8 4 (7.69%) Red Hat
9 3 (5.77%) SolarWinds
9 3 (5.77%) BMC
9 3 (5.77%) Microsoft
9 3 (5.77%) Mercator
9 3 (5.77%) Remedy
10 2 (3.85%) McAfee
10 2 (3.85%) Riverbed
11 1 (1.92%) Fortinet