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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE)
Rank 245 235 240
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +5
Contract jobs citing CCSE 30 16 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.30% 0.17% 0.011%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.16% 0.70% 0.049%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 7 1
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£350 £375 £615
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -39.02%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
CCSE
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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
2591 2288 2057
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 26.16% 24.84% 23.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1556 1181 1063
Average daily rate £380 £360 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 104 105
Average hourly rate £25.00 £19.91 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.56% +10.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £41.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -

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
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 4 September 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCSE within the South East region over the 3 months to 4 September 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
Oxfordshire - 13 £350 -
West Sussex - 8 £344 -
Berkshire -3 3 - - 1
Buckinghamshire -10 3 £400 - 1
Kent - 2 - -
Hampshire -9 1 - -
CCSE
England

CCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 47 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 43 (91.49%) Cisco
3 42 (89.36%) Firewall
4 33 (70.21%) Juniper
5 32 (68.09%) VPN
5 32 (68.09%) CCSA
6 31 (65.96%) Cisco Certification
7 27 (57.45%) CCNP
8 25 (53.19%) SSL
9 24 (51.06%) F5
10 22 (46.81%) Cisco ASA
11 21 (44.68%) WAN
12 20 (42.55%) ITIL
12 20 (42.55%) Telecoms
12 20 (42.55%) Network Security
13 19 (40.43%) Blue Coat
13 19 (40.43%) CCNA
14 18 (38.30%) Cisco IOS
15 17 (36.17%) LAN
16 16 (34.04%) ProxySG
17 15 (31.91%) Fortinet
17 15 (31.91%) CISSP
17 15 (31.91%) CCDP
17 15 (31.91%) CCSP
17 15 (31.91%) Cisco Nexus
17 15 (31.91%) NX-OS
18 14 (29.79%) Tufin
18 14 (29.79%) TCP/IP
18 14 (29.79%) Load Balancing
19 13 (27.66%) TippingPoint

CCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 2 (4.26%) IIS
1 2 (4.26%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.13%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 42 (89.36%) Firewall
2 32 (68.09%) VPN
3 25 (53.19%) SSL
4 22 (46.81%) Cisco ASA
5 21 (44.68%) WAN
6 20 (42.55%) Network Security
7 18 (38.30%) Cisco IOS
8 17 (36.17%) LAN
9 15 (31.91%) Cisco Nexus
9 15 (31.91%) NX-OS
10 14 (29.79%) TCP/IP
11 10 (21.28%) DNS
11 10 (21.28%) SMTP
12 9 (19.15%) Cisco PIX
12 9 (19.15%) IPsec
13 8 (17.02%) Wireshark
13 8 (17.02%) FTP
14 7 (14.89%) VRRP
14 7 (14.89%) OSPF
14 7 (14.89%) Spanning Tree
General
1 20 (42.55%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.26%) Finance
2 2 (4.26%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.26%) Retail
2 2 (4.26%) Billing
2 2 (4.26%) Spanish Language
3 1 (2.13%) Back Office
3 1 (2.13%) Advertising
3 1 (2.13%) Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (34.04%) Network Engineer
2 12 (25.53%) Security Engineer
3 8 (17.02%) Senior Network Engineer
4 6 (12.77%) Analyst
4 6 (12.77%) Consultant
4 6 (12.77%) Data Centre Engineer
5 4 (8.51%) Network Analyst
5 4 (8.51%) Cisco Engineer
5 4 (8.51%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Network Security Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Firewall Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Network Specialist
6 3 (6.38%) Senior Cisco Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Security Designer
7 2 (4.26%) Senior Security Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Firewall Specialist
7 2 (4.26%) Designer
7 2 (4.26%) IP Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.64%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 12 (25.53%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 3 (6.38%) Clustering
2 3 (6.38%) SecurID
2 3 (6.38%) PKI
3 2 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.02%) Linux
2 3 (6.38%) Windows
3 2 (4.26%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (42.55%) ITIL
2 14 (29.79%) Load Balancing
3 13 (27.66%) Kalman Filter
4 11 (23.40%) Strategic Planning
5 9 (19.15%) Network Design
6 3 (6.38%) Migration
6 3 (6.38%) Patch Management
7 2 (4.26%) DDoS Mitigation
7 2 (4.26%) Deep Packet Inspection
7 2 (4.26%) CRM
7 2 (4.26%) Performance Management
8 1 (2.13%) Security Architecture
8 1 (2.13%) SIEM
8 1 (2.13%) Risk Management
8 1 (2.13%) eTOM
8 1 (2.13%) Mentoring
8 1 (2.13%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (68.09%) CCSA
2 31 (65.96%) Cisco Certification
3 27 (57.45%) CCNP
4 19 (40.43%) CCNA
5 15 (31.91%) CCSP
5 15 (31.91%) CCDP
5 15 (31.91%) CISSP
6 9 (19.15%) Check Point Certification
7 6 (12.77%) CCIE
7 6 (12.77%) Degree
7 6 (12.77%) CCENT
8 5 (10.64%) JNCIA
9 4 (8.51%) JNCIS
10 3 (6.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (4.26%) CCDA
12 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared
12 1 (2.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (25.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 12 (25.53%) HIPAA
2 2 (4.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (4.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (34.04%) ProxySG
2 8 (17.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.38%) VirtualBox
4 1 (2.13%) Active Directory
4 1 (2.13%) XenApp
4 1 (2.13%) vSphere
4 1 (2.13%) Snort
Systems Management
1 3 (6.38%) Cacti
1 3 (6.38%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.13%) Nessus
Vendors
1 47 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 43 (91.49%) Cisco
3 33 (70.21%) Juniper
4 24 (51.06%) F5
5 19 (40.43%) Blue Coat
6 15 (31.91%) Fortinet
7 14 (29.79%) Tufin
8 13 (27.66%) TippingPoint
8 13 (27.66%) Nokia
8 13 (27.66%) McAfee
9 8 (17.02%) VMware
10 5 (10.64%) Aruba
11 3 (6.38%) Qualys
11 3 (6.38%) Microsoft
11 3 (6.38%) Citrix
11 3 (6.38%) SolarWinds
12 2 (4.26%) Foundry
12 2 (4.26%) IronPort
12 2 (4.26%) Sourcefire
12 2 (4.26%) Brocade