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 July 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE)
Rank 232 245 238
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -7
Contract jobs citing CCSE 25 27 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.28% 0.28% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.06% 1.08% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 12 8
Median daily rate £331 £350 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.35% +2.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £317 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £421 £354
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
Median hourly rate £52.50 £39.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £39.00 -
% change year-on-year
+34.61% -
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
2358 2504 2411
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 26.73% 26.22% 26.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1413 1484 1175
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £263 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 113 84
Median hourly rate £40.00 £21.55 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.61% +23.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.16 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £25.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+18.00% +31.57%

CCSE
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing CCSE as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CCSE across the South East region over the 3 months to 30 July 2016.

CCSE Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCSE within the South East region over the 3 months to 30 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +4 15 £325 -
Hampshire +3 5 £294 -24.25%
Buckinghamshire +12 4 £400 - 2
Surrey - 1 £430 - 2
CCSE
England

CCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing CCSE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for CCSE.

1 43 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 42 (97.67%) Firewall
3 40 (93.02%) Cisco
4 30 (69.77%) Cisco ASA
5 29 (67.44%) CCSA
6 28 (65.12%) Cisco Certification
7 21 (48.84%) Network Security
8 19 (44.19%) CCNP
9 18 (41.86%) LAN
9 18 (41.86%) F5
9 18 (41.86%) Cisco PIX
10 15 (34.88%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 13 (30.23%) Blue Coat
12 12 (27.91%) TCP/IP
13 11 (25.58%) CCIE
13 11 (25.58%) VPN
14 10 (23.26%) DNS
14 10 (23.26%) OSPF
14 10 (23.26%) BGP
14 10 (23.26%) ProxySG
14 10 (23.26%) FWSM
14 10 (23.26%) FortiGate
14 10 (23.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 10 (23.26%) DDoS Mitigation
14 10 (23.26%) Deep Packet Inspection
15 9 (20.93%) SMTP
16 8 (18.60%) WAN
16 8 (18.60%) Microsoft
16 8 (18.60%) Check Point Certification
16 8 (18.60%) Juniper

CCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (6.98%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (2.33%) IIS
2 1 (2.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (9.30%) MS Excel
1 4 (9.30%) MS Visio
2 3 (6.98%) MS Office
2 3 (6.98%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (6.98%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (4.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 42 (97.67%) Firewall
2 30 (69.77%) Cisco ASA
3 21 (48.84%) Network Security
4 18 (41.86%) Cisco PIX
4 18 (41.86%) LAN
5 15 (34.88%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 12 (27.91%) TCP/IP
7 11 (25.58%) VPN
8 10 (23.26%) BGP
8 10 (23.26%) DNS
8 10 (23.26%) FWSM
8 10 (23.26%) OSPF
9 9 (20.93%) SMTP
10 8 (18.60%) Cisco Nexus
10 8 (18.60%) WAN
10 8 (18.60%) Wireshark
11 7 (16.28%) BIG-IP
11 7 (16.28%) HTTP
11 7 (16.28%) RIP
11 7 (16.28%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.33%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (11.63%) Billing
1 5 (11.63%) Retail
1 5 (11.63%) Telecoms
2 4 (9.30%) Manufacturing
3 3 (6.98%) Finance
4 2 (4.65%) Back Office
4 2 (4.65%) Electronics
4 2 (4.65%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (55.81%) Security Engineer
2 15 (34.88%) IP Engineer
2 15 (34.88%) IP Security Engineer
3 12 (27.91%) Network Engineer
4 9 (20.93%) Analyst
4 9 (20.93%) Network Analyst
4 9 (20.93%) Network Security Engineer
5 5 (11.63%) Check Point Expert
5 5 (11.63%) IP Expert
5 5 (11.63%) Senior IP Engineer
5 5 (11.63%) Senior Security Engineer
6 4 (9.30%) Check Point Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) Consultant
7 3 (6.98%) Firewall Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) Network Consultant
7 3 (6.98%) Network Security Consultant
7 3 (6.98%) Security Consultant
8 2 (4.65%) Architect
8 2 (4.65%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Senior Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.33%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 10 (23.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 2 (4.65%) DataPower
3 1 (2.33%) CLARiiON
3 1 (2.33%) Clustering
3 1 (2.33%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (2.33%) Replication
3 1 (2.33%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.98%) Linux
1 3 (6.98%) Windows
2 2 (4.65%) Unix
3 1 (2.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.26%) DDoS Mitigation
1 10 (23.26%) Deep Packet Inspection
2 8 (18.60%) Network Design
3 7 (16.28%) High Availability
3 7 (16.28%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 7 (16.28%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 5 (11.63%) CRM
4 5 (11.63%) Load Balancing
5 4 (9.30%) ITIL
5 4 (9.30%) Kalman Filter
5 4 (9.30%) Service Delivery
6 3 (6.98%) SIEM
7 2 (4.65%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (4.65%) Data Loss Prevention
7 2 (4.65%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (4.65%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (4.65%) Network Management
7 2 (4.65%) Performance Management
7 2 (4.65%) Programme Management
8 1 (2.33%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.33%) PowerShell
1 1 (2.33%) SQL
1 1 (2.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 29 (67.44%) CCSA
2 28 (65.12%) Cisco Certification
3 19 (44.19%) CCNP
4 11 (25.58%) CCIE
5 8 (18.60%) Check Point Certification
6 7 (16.28%) CISSP
6 7 (16.28%) Degree
7 5 (11.63%) Security Cleared
8 4 (9.30%) CCDP
8 4 (9.30%) SC Cleared
9 3 (6.98%) CCNA
10 2 (4.65%) DV Cleared
10 2 (4.65%) JNCIA
10 2 (4.65%) MCP
10 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (4.65%) RHCSA
11 1 (2.33%) CEH
11 1 (2.33%) MCSE
11 1 (2.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (23.26%) ProxySG
2 3 (6.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.33%) ISA Server
3 1 (2.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 10 (23.26%) FortiGate
2 3 (6.98%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (2.33%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 43 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 40 (93.02%) Cisco
3 18 (41.86%) F5
4 13 (30.23%) Blue Coat
5 8 (18.60%) Juniper
5 8 (18.60%) Microsoft
6 4 (9.30%) VMware
7 3 (6.98%) BMC
7 3 (6.98%) IronPort
7 3 (6.98%) Palo Alto
7 3 (6.98%) Remedy
8 2 (4.65%) Citrix
8 2 (4.65%) Fortinet
8 2 (4.65%) Foundry
8 2 (4.65%) IBM
8 2 (4.65%) Red Hat
8 2 (4.65%) SAP
9 1 (2.33%) EMC
9 1 (2.33%) HP
9 1 (2.33%) NetApp