The table below looks at the statistics for CCSE in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CCSE over the 3 months to 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE)
Rank 603 571 539
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -32
Contract jobs citing CCSE 48 53 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.090% 0.098% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.42% 0.50% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 23 56
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £363 £400
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 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% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
11547 10530 10603
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.57% 19.45% 19.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 7178 6009 6170
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £530 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 408 542 543
Median hourly rate £32.50 £24.12 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.74% +20.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £24.12 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+45.10% +34.00%

CCSE
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing CCSE as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

CCSE Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

CCSE
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing CCSE within the UK.

CCSE Daily Rate Trend in the UK

CCSE
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CCSE within the UK over the 3 months to 24 May 2016.

CCSE Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

CCSE
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing CCSE within the UK.

CCSE Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

CCSE
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCSE within the UK over the 3 months to 24 May 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
England -6 43 £410 -3.52% 16
South East -3 20 £430 +5.84% 3
London -11 12 £450 - 9
Berkshire -5 11 £383 -
Yorkshire +13 6 - -
Hampshire +6 6 £420 +8.38% 2
South Yorkshire - 6 - -
Sheffield - 6 - -
Reading -2 5 £450 -
West Midlands -5 3 £375 -1.96%
Northern Ireland - 3 £575 -
County Antrim - 3 £575 -
Belfast - 3 £575 -
Harrow - 3 £410 -
Buckinghamshire +10 2 - -
Bracknell -11 2 £315 -
Southampton - 2 £342 -
Cannock - 2 £375 -
Staffordshire - 2 £375 -
City of London +30 1 £500 -9.09% 5
East Midlands +17 1 - -
South West - 1 £360 - 2
Wiltshire - 1 £360 - 1
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Derby - 1 - -
Fareham - 1 - -
Portsmouth - 1 - - 1
Swindon - 1 £360 - 1
Derbyshire - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £430 -

CCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 with a requirement for CCSE.

1 85 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 80 (94.12%) Cisco
3 75 (88.24%) Firewall
4 57 (67.06%) Cisco Certification
5 53 (62.35%) Network Security
6 52 (61.18%) CCSA
7 50 (58.82%) Cisco ASA
8 45 (52.94%) CCNP
9 42 (49.41%) F5
10 39 (45.88%) LAN
11 33 (38.82%) WAN
12 27 (31.76%) Blue Coat
13 24 (28.24%) VPN
14 22 (25.88%) Juniper
15 21 (24.71%) BGP
16 20 (23.53%) TCP/IP
17 19 (22.35%) OSPF
17 19 (22.35%) Cisco PIX
18 17 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
18 17 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
19 16 (18.82%) CCNA
20 15 (17.65%) CCIE
21 14 (16.47%) FortiGate
21 14 (16.47%) Load Balancing
22 12 (14.12%) VRRP
23 11 (12.94%) ProxySG
23 11 (12.94%) DNS
24 10 (11.76%) Linux
24 10 (11.76%) VMware
24 10 (11.76%) Check Point Certification

CCSE
Top Related IT Skills 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 (3.53%) Apache
2 2 (2.35%) IIS
2 2 (2.35%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.35%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.18%) nginx
3 1 (1.18%) OpenStack
Applications
1 5 (5.88%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.35%) MS Office
2 2 (2.35%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.35%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.53%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.18%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 75 (88.24%) Firewall
2 53 (62.35%) Network Security
3 50 (58.82%) Cisco ASA
4 39 (45.88%) LAN
5 33 (38.82%) WAN
6 24 (28.24%) VPN
7 21 (24.71%) BGP
8 20 (23.53%) TCP/IP
9 19 (22.35%) Cisco PIX
9 19 (22.35%) OSPF
10 17 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
10 17 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 12 (14.12%) VRRP
12 11 (12.94%) DNS
13 10 (11.76%) Cisco IOS
13 10 (11.76%) FWSM
13 10 (11.76%) VLAN
14 9 (10.59%) BIG-IP
15 8 (9.41%) SMTP
15 8 (9.41%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.35%) MySQL
2 1 (1.18%) SQL Server
General
1 9 (10.59%) Banking
1 9 (10.59%) Finance
2 6 (7.06%) Telecoms
3 5 (5.88%) Billing
3 5 (5.88%) Retail
3 5 (5.88%) Spanish Language
4 2 (2.35%) Back Office
5 1 (1.18%) Electronics
5 1 (1.18%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.18%) Legal
5 1 (1.18%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.18%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 43 (50.59%) Security Engineer
2 40 (47.06%) Network Engineer
3 27 (31.76%) Network Security Engineer
4 13 (15.29%) Analyst
4 13 (15.29%) IP Engineer
4 13 (15.29%) IP Security Engineer
5 12 (14.12%) Senior Security Engineer
6 11 (12.94%) Network Analyst
7 10 (11.76%) Senior Network Engineer
8 8 (9.41%) Check Point Expert
9 7 (8.24%) Senior Network Security Engineer
10 6 (7.06%) Cisco Engineer
10 6 (7.06%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 5 (5.88%) Consultant
11 5 (5.88%) Firewall Engineer
11 5 (5.88%) IP Expert
11 5 (5.88%) Network Security Analyst
11 5 (5.88%) Security Analyst
11 5 (5.88%) Security Consultant
11 5 (5.88%) Senior IP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.18%) 802.1X
1 1 (1.18%) CSS
1 1 (1.18%) OCX
1 1 (1.18%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 5 (5.88%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.53%) DataPower
3 3 (3.53%) RSA SecurID
4 2 (2.35%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.18%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.18%) CLARiiON
5 1 (1.18%) Clustering
5 1 (1.18%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.18%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.18%) EqualLogic
5 1 (1.18%) IVR
5 1 (1.18%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.18%) PKI
5 1 (1.18%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.18%) Replication
5 1 (1.18%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.76%) Linux
2 6 (7.06%) Unix
2 6 (7.06%) Windows
3 3 (3.53%) CentOS
3 3 (3.53%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.18%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (16.47%) Load Balancing
2 9 (10.59%) High Availability
3 8 (9.41%) DDoS Mitigation
3 8 (9.41%) Deep Packet Inspection
4 7 (8.24%) Kalman Filter
4 7 (8.24%) SIEM
5 6 (7.06%) ITIL
6 5 (5.88%) CRM
6 5 (5.88%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 5 (5.88%) Performance Management
6 5 (5.88%) Service Delivery
6 5 (5.88%) Two-Factor Authentication
7 4 (4.71%) Mentoring
8 3 (3.53%) Functional Testing
8 3 (3.53%) Information Security
8 3 (3.53%) Network Design
8 3 (3.53%) Network Monitoring
8 3 (3.53%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (3.53%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 3 (3.53%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.18%) PowerShell
1 1 (1.18%) Python
1 1 (1.18%) SQL
1 1 (1.18%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 57 (67.06%) Cisco Certification
2 52 (61.18%) CCSA
3 45 (52.94%) CCNP
4 16 (18.82%) CCNA
5 15 (17.65%) CCIE
6 10 (11.76%) Check Point Certification
7 9 (10.59%) CISSP
7 9 (10.59%) Security Cleared
8 7 (8.24%) CCDP
9 6 (7.06%) Degree
10 4 (4.71%) CCDA
10 4 (4.71%) SC Cleared
11 3 (3.53%) JNCIA
11 3 (3.53%) MCSE
11 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (3.53%) RHCSA
12 2 (2.35%) DV Cleared
12 2 (2.35%) RHCE
13 1 (1.18%) HND
13 1 (1.18%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.53%) SLA
2 2 (2.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (12.94%) ProxySG
2 9 (10.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (7.06%) Snort
4 3 (3.53%) Active Directory
4 3 (3.53%) vSphere
5 2 (2.35%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.18%) ISA Server
6 1 (1.18%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 14 (16.47%) FortiGate
2 6 (7.06%) Proventia
3 2 (2.35%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.18%) Nessus
4 1 (1.18%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.18%) vMotion
Vendors
1 85 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 80 (94.12%) Cisco
3 42 (49.41%) F5
4 27 (31.76%) Blue Coat
5 22 (25.88%) Juniper
6 10 (11.76%) VMware
7 9 (10.59%) Citrix
8 8 (9.41%) Microsoft
8 8 (9.41%) Nokia
9 7 (8.24%) IronPort
10 6 (7.06%) Fortinet
10 6 (7.06%) Sourcefire
11 5 (5.88%) Palo Alto
12 4 (4.71%) Cramer
12 4 (4.71%) Intel Security
13 3 (3.53%) Crossbeam
13 3 (3.53%) HP
13 3 (3.53%) IBM
13 3 (3.53%) Red Hat
13 3 (3.53%) SolarWinds
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