The table below looks at the statistics for CCSE in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 230 228 220
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -8
Contract jobs citing CCSE 8 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.086% 0.084% 0.013%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.31% 0.34% 0.063%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 1
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£375 £442 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% -11.60%
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-5.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £55.00 -
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 South East region.

Qualifications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
2593 2070 1575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 27.78% 24.87% 20.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1252 981 714
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 110 125
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -45.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.15 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £48.50 £47.50
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 the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CCSE across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

CCSE Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

CCSE
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing CCSE across the South East region.

CCSE Daily Rate Trend in the South East

CCSE
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing CCSE across the South East region.

CCSE Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

CCSE
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCSE within the South East 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
Berkshire - 4 £315 - 2
Hampshire -26 2 £375 -15.15%
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
Kent - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
CCSE
England

CCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 24 (100.00%) Cisco
1 24 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 24 (100.00%) Firewall
2 23 (95.83%) Cisco ASA
3 21 (87.50%) CCSA
3 21 (87.50%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (83.33%) CCNP
5 16 (66.67%) F5
6 14 (58.33%) TACACS
7 13 (54.17%) Fault Management
8 12 (50.00%) Blue Coat
9 11 (45.83%) LAN
9 11 (45.83%) Security Cleared
10 10 (41.67%) WAN
10 10 (41.67%) CCNA
10 10 (41.67%) CCSP
10 10 (41.67%) Change Management
11 9 (37.50%) SLA
11 9 (37.50%) Juniper
11 9 (37.50%) SC Cleared
12 8 (33.33%) Cisco PIX
12 8 (33.33%) Nokia
12 8 (33.33%) Citrix
13 7 (29.17%) BIG-IP
13 7 (29.17%) HP
13 7 (29.17%) ITIL
13 7 (29.17%) Network Security
13 7 (29.17%) Wireshark
14 6 (25.00%) Crossbeam
14 6 (25.00%) Mentoring

CCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

Communications & Networking
1 24 (100.00%) Firewall
2 23 (95.83%) Cisco ASA
3 14 (58.33%) TACACS
4 11 (45.83%) LAN
5 10 (41.67%) WAN
6 8 (33.33%) Cisco PIX
7 7 (29.17%) BIG-IP
7 7 (29.17%) Network Security
7 7 (29.17%) Wireshark
8 6 (25.00%) tcpdump
8 6 (25.00%) SMS
8 6 (25.00%) Nortel Alteon
9 2 (8.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
9 2 (8.33%) VPN
9 2 (8.33%) Intrusion Detection
10 1 (4.17%) IPsec
10 1 (4.17%) RIP
10 1 (4.17%) OSPF
10 1 (4.17%) BGP
General
1 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (41.67%) Security Engineer
2 8 (33.33%) Analyst
2 8 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 8 (33.33%) Network Analyst
3 7 (29.17%) Network Security Engineer
4 5 (20.83%) Data Network Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Firewall Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Security Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Project Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Network Support
6 1 (4.17%) Design Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Support Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Network Support Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Firewall Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Network Security Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Security Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Network Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Network Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (25.00%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Mobile App
2 4 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.17%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.83%) UNIX
2 1 (4.17%) Windows
2 1 (4.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (54.17%) Fault Management
2 10 (41.67%) Change Management
3 7 (29.17%) ITIL
4 6 (25.00%) Mentoring
4 6 (25.00%) Network Management
4 6 (25.00%) Incident Management
5 4 (16.67%) Problem Management
5 4 (16.67%) Release Management
5 4 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (8.33%) Change Control
6 2 (8.33%) Information Security
7 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2
7 1 (4.17%) Vulnerability Management
7 1 (4.17%) Database Security
7 1 (4.17%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (4.17%) Deep Packet Inspection
7 1 (4.17%) Security Architecture
Qualifications
1 21 (87.50%) CCSA
1 21 (87.50%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (83.33%) CCNP
3 11 (45.83%) Security Cleared
4 10 (41.67%) CCNA
4 10 (41.67%) CCSP
5 9 (37.50%) SC Cleared
6 5 (20.83%) Degree
7 3 (12.50%) DV Cleared
8 1 (4.17%) JNCIS
8 1 (4.17%) CCIE
8 1 (4.17%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (37.50%) SLA
2 1 (4.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (4.17%) GPG13
2 1 (4.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) ProxySG
2 1 (4.17%) Squid
Systems Management
1 6 (25.00%) OpenView
1 6 (25.00%) Netcool
2 1 (4.17%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 24 (100.00%) Cisco
1 24 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 16 (66.67%) F5
3 12 (50.00%) Blue Coat
4 9 (37.50%) Juniper
5 8 (33.33%) Nokia
5 8 (33.33%) Citrix
6 7 (29.17%) HP
7 6 (25.00%) Crossbeam
7 6 (25.00%) Nortel
7 6 (25.00%) Radware
8 5 (20.83%) Computacenter
9 2 (8.33%) Fortinet
10 1 (4.17%) Websense