The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the South East region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE)
Rank 227 227 233
Rank change year-on-year
0 +6
Contract jobs citing CCSE 15 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.16% 0.036% 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.62% 0.14% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 8
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£343 - £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 - £351
10% offered a daily rate of more than £354 - £461
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
-7.57% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Qualifications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
2413 2098 2179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 26.28% 24.88% 22.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1183 1077 965
Average daily rate £360 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £220 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 115 145
Average hourly rate £17.07 £20.75 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.73% -24.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.33 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.75 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-10.71% -4.54%
CCSE
England

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 24 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Hampshire - 10 £343 -
Berkshire +3 3 - - 5
Buckinghamshire - 1 - - 1
Surrey - 1 - - 1
Kent - - - -
CCSE
England

CCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 27 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 23 (85.19%) Cisco
3 21 (77.78%) CCSA
4 17 (62.96%) Firewall
4 17 (62.96%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (62.96%) Network Security
5 13 (48.15%) Blue Coat
6 10 (37.04%) Cisco ASA
7 9 (33.33%) CCNP
7 9 (33.33%) Information Security
8 8 (29.63%) CCSP
8 8 (29.63%) Juniper
9 7 (25.93%) CISSP
9 7 (25.93%) LAN
9 7 (25.93%) Security Cleared
10 6 (22.22%) SC Cleared
11 5 (18.52%) Telecoms
12 4 (14.81%) CISA
12 4 (14.81%) ITIL
12 4 (14.81%) Windows
12 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
12 4 (14.81%) Network Design
12 4 (14.81%) ProxySG
12 4 (14.81%) Check Point Certification
13 3 (11.11%) F5
13 3 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 3 (11.11%) Fault Management
13 3 (11.11%) Cisco PIX
13 3 (11.11%) COBIT
13 3 (11.11%) IBM

CCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 17 (62.96%) Firewall
1 17 (62.96%) Network Security
2 10 (37.04%) Cisco ASA
3 7 (25.93%) LAN
4 3 (11.11%) Cisco PIX
4 3 (11.11%) WAN
4 3 (11.11%) VPN
4 3 (11.11%) BGP
5 2 (7.41%) TACACS
5 2 (7.41%) OSPF
5 2 (7.41%) Internet
5 2 (7.41%) TCP/IP
5 2 (7.41%) Wireshark
5 2 (7.41%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (7.41%) BIG-IP
5 2 (7.41%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (7.41%) tcpdump
6 1 (3.70%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (3.70%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (3.70%) FWSM
General
1 5 (18.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (44.44%) Security Engineer
2 9 (33.33%) Network Engineer
3 7 (25.93%) Network Security Engineer
4 4 (14.81%) Network Support
5 3 (11.11%) Trainer
6 2 (7.41%) Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Network Support Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Support Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Administrator
6 2 (7.41%) Security Designer
6 2 (7.41%) IT Security Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Information Security Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Network Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Network Administrator
6 2 (7.41%) Designer
7 1 (3.70%) IP Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Data Network Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Technical Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Senior Security Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Senior Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
1 1 (3.70%) CESG
1 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.81%) Windows
2 3 (11.11%) Linux
3 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.70%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) Information Security
2 4 (14.81%) ITIL
2 4 (14.81%) Network Design
3 3 (11.11%) Fault Management
3 3 (11.11%) Information Security Management
3 3 (11.11%) Security Management
4 2 (7.41%) Migration
4 2 (7.41%) Network Management
5 1 (3.70%) Network Architecture
5 1 (3.70%) Protective Monitoring
5 1 (3.70%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (3.70%) Change Control
5 1 (3.70%) Capacity Management
5 1 (3.70%) Release Management
5 1 (3.70%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.70%) Load Balancing
5 1 (3.70%) Validation
5 1 (3.70%) Service Management
5 1 (3.70%) Change Management
5 1 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
Qualifications
1 21 (77.78%) CCSA
2 17 (62.96%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (33.33%) CCNP
4 8 (29.63%) CCSP
5 7 (25.93%) CISSP
5 7 (25.93%) Security Cleared
6 6 (22.22%) SC Cleared
7 4 (14.81%) CISA
7 4 (14.81%) Check Point Certification
8 3 (11.11%) CCNA
9 2 (7.41%) CCIE
10 1 (3.70%) CEH
10 1 (3.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (3.70%) Degree
10 1 (3.70%) GSEC
10 1 (3.70%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (3.70%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (11.11%) COBIT
2 2 (7.41%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (14.81%) ProxySG
2 1 (3.70%) vSphere
2 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) SolarWinds Orion
1 1 (3.70%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (3.70%) OpenView
1 1 (3.70%) Netcool
Vendors
1 27 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 23 (85.19%) Cisco
3 13 (48.15%) Blue Coat
4 8 (29.63%) Juniper
5 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
6 3 (11.11%) F5
6 3 (11.11%) IBM
7 2 (7.41%) Crossbeam
8 1 (3.70%) Kaspersky
8 1 (3.70%) SolarWinds
8 1 (3.70%) Splunk
8 1 (3.70%) Brocade
8 1 (3.70%) WatchGuard
8 1 (3.70%) HP
8 1 (3.70%) Nortel
8 1 (3.70%) Citrix
8 1 (3.70%) NetApp
8 1 (3.70%) Nokia
8 1 (3.70%) VMware
8 1 (3.70%) McAfee
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