The table below looks at the statistics for CCSE in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CCSE over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE)
Rank 141 - 126
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing CCSE 4 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.12% - 0.037%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.39% - 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£275 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £381
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -8.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £38.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £28.00 -
% change year-on-year
+38.39% -
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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 West region.

Qualifications Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1023 614 830
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 31.07% 25.99% 30.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 607 335 401
Average daily rate £400 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £221 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 39 65
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.75% -18.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.50 £13.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £36.90 £54.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -26.31%

CCSE
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

CCSE Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

CCSE
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

CCSE Daily Rate Trend in the South West

CCSE
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

CCSE Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

CCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 5 (100.00%) Cisco
1 5 (100.00%) CCNP
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 5 (100.00%) Firewall
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (60.00%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (60.00%) Network Security
2 3 (60.00%) CCSA
2 3 (60.00%) DMZ
2 3 (60.00%) Linux
2 3 (60.00%) Project Management
3 2 (40.00%) Degree
3 2 (40.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) F5
4 1 (20.00%) FWSM
4 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (20.00%) QA
4 1 (20.00%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (20.00%) Blue Coat
4 1 (20.00%) ProxySG
4 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) BMC
4 1 (20.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (20.00%) Remedy
4 1 (20.00%) EIGRP

CCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) Firewall
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (60.00%) Network Security
2 3 (60.00%) DMZ
3 1 (20.00%) FWSM
3 1 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (20.00%) EIGRP
General
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Firewall Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Security Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Network Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Capacity Planning
1 3 (60.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) CCNP
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (60.00%) CCSA
3 2 (40.00%) Degree
4 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) ProxySG
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
1 5 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (20.00%) F5
2 1 (20.00%) Blue Coat
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) BMC
2 1 (20.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (20.00%) Remedy