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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE)
Rank 234 233 235
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Contract jobs citing CCSE 17 15 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.19% 0.17% 0.061%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.75% 0.61% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 1
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£406 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +3.17%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Average hourly rate £39.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 - -
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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
2273 2455 2163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.12% 27.34% 26.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1266 1212 1120
Average daily rate £375 £350 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £220 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £489 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 102 129
Average hourly rate £21.55 £16.75 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.65% -27.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.15 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%

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 29 May 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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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
Berkshire +8 10 - - 1
Hampshire -1 4 £388 +16.54%
Buckinghamshire - 2 - - 2
Kent - 1 £425 -
CCSE
England

CCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 26 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 25 (96.15%) Cisco
3 24 (92.31%) Firewall
4 22 (84.62%) CCSA
4 22 (84.62%) Cisco ASA
5 17 (65.38%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (61.54%) CCNP
7 12 (46.15%) Juniper
8 11 (42.31%) VPN
9 10 (38.46%) LAN
9 10 (38.46%) SSL
10 9 (34.62%) TCP/IP
11 8 (30.77%) Blue Coat
12 7 (26.92%) F5
12 7 (26.92%) Check Point Certification
13 6 (23.08%) TACACS
13 6 (23.08%) CCNA
13 6 (23.08%) Network Design
14 5 (19.23%) PKI
14 5 (19.23%) Network Security
14 5 (19.23%) Data Centre
14 5 (19.23%) Telecoms
15 4 (15.38%) CCSP
15 4 (15.38%) Citrix
15 4 (15.38%) WAN
15 4 (15.38%) Kalman Filter
15 4 (15.38%) FWSM
15 4 (15.38%) Degree
16 3 (11.54%) PCI DSS
16 3 (11.54%) Intrusion Detection

CCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.85%) IIS
1 1 (3.85%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 24 (92.31%) Firewall
2 22 (84.62%) Cisco ASA
3 11 (42.31%) VPN
4 10 (38.46%) LAN
4 10 (38.46%) SSL
5 9 (34.62%) TCP/IP
6 6 (23.08%) TACACS
7 5 (19.23%) Network Security
8 4 (15.38%) WAN
8 4 (15.38%) FWSM
9 3 (11.54%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (11.54%) Cisco PIX
9 3 (11.54%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 3 (11.54%) Cisco ISE
9 3 (11.54%) SMTP
9 3 (11.54%) DNS
9 3 (11.54%) HTTP
9 3 (11.54%) VRRP
9 3 (11.54%) OSPF
9 3 (11.54%) BGP
General
1 5 (19.23%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.69%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Manufacturing
2 2 (7.69%) Retail
2 2 (7.69%) Billing
2 2 (7.69%) Spanish Language
3 1 (3.85%) Advertising
3 1 (3.85%) Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 11 (42.31%) Security Engineer
2 7 (26.92%) Network Analyst
2 7 (26.92%) Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) Project Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Network Designer
4 2 (7.69%) Design Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Designer
4 2 (7.69%) IP Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Network Specialist
4 2 (7.69%) Senior Security Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Security Designer
5 1 (3.85%) IT Security Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Network Security Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Implementation Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Firewall Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Firewall Specialist
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Cisco Security Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) PKI
1 5 (19.23%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (3.85%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Windows
2 1 (3.85%) Linux
2 1 (3.85%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (23.08%) Network Design
2 4 (15.38%) Kalman Filter
3 3 (11.54%) Mentoring
3 3 (11.54%) Database Security
4 2 (7.69%) Change Management
4 2 (7.69%) Information Security
4 2 (7.69%) ITIL
4 2 (7.69%) CRM
4 2 (7.69%) Deep Packet Inspection
4 2 (7.69%) DDoS Mitigation
4 2 (7.69%) Performance Management
4 2 (7.69%) Fault Management
4 2 (7.69%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.85%) Project Planning
5 1 (3.85%) SIEM
5 1 (3.85%) Risk Management
5 1 (3.85%) Migration
Qualifications
1 22 (84.62%) CCSA
2 17 (65.38%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (61.54%) CCNP
4 7 (26.92%) Check Point Certification
5 6 (23.08%) CCNA
6 4 (15.38%) CCSP
6 4 (15.38%) Degree
7 3 (11.54%) CCIE
8 2 (7.69%) CCDA
8 2 (7.69%) CCDP
8 2 (7.69%) CISSP
8 2 (7.69%) JNCIS
8 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
8 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) PCI DSS
2 2 (7.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (7.69%) SLA
2 2 (7.69%) GPG13
System Software
1 3 (11.54%) ProxySG
2 2 (7.69%) Squid
3 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.85%) Snort
3 1 (3.85%) vSphere
3 1 (3.85%) XenApp
3 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) FortiGate
2 1 (3.85%) Nessus
Vendors
1 26 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 25 (96.15%) Cisco
3 12 (46.15%) Juniper
4 8 (30.77%) Blue Coat
5 7 (26.92%) F5
6 4 (15.38%) Citrix
7 2 (7.69%) Websense
7 2 (7.69%) Nokia
7 2 (7.69%) Computacenter
7 2 (7.69%) Sourcefire
8 1 (3.85%) IronPort
8 1 (3.85%) Brocade
8 1 (3.85%) Foundry
8 1 (3.85%) Splunk
8 1 (3.85%) LogRhythm
8 1 (3.85%) VMware
8 1 (3.85%) Symantec
8 1 (3.85%) McAfee