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 29 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE)
Rank 552 533 540
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +7
Contract jobs citing CCSE 59 67 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.12% 0.063%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.55% 0.64% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 48 14
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£425 £388 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £336 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £440 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £381 £413
% change year-on-year
-8.19% -7.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £39.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 - -

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
10818 10449 9073
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.95% 19.11% 17.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 6471 5893 4878
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 533 462 504
Average hourly rate £23.75 £19.00 £21.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -13.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.17 £44.14 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.94% -9.52%

CCSE
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CCSE within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 29 July 2015.

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 26 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCSE within the UK over the 3 months to 29 July 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
England -26 53 £425 +9.67% 18
South East -9 27 £350 +2.18% 6
London +1 22 £450 +11.45% 5
City of London +3 10 £500 +17.64% 1
West Sussex - 7 £350 -
Berkshire +9 6 - - 1
Crawley - 6 £350 -
Oxfordshire - 5 £330 - 2
Hampshire -5 4 £388 +13.13%
Bracknell - 4 - -
Birmingham - 4 £315 -
West Midlands - 4 £315 -
Scotland - 4 - - 1
Renfrewshire - 3 - -
Kent - 3 £425 -
Oxford - 3 £315 - 1
Erskine - 3 - -
Buckinghamshire -4 2 - - 1
High Wycombe - 2 - -
Havant - 2 - -
West Malling - 2 - -
Winchester -12 1 £388 +12.31%
Maidenhead - 1 - - 1
Canary Wharf - 1 £425 -
Chatham - 1 £425 -
Glasgow - 1 - -

CCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 122 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 115 (94.26%) Cisco
3 107 (87.70%) Firewall
4 93 (76.23%) Cisco Certification
5 70 (57.38%) CCNP
6 69 (56.56%) CCSA
7 68 (55.74%) Cisco ASA
8 67 (54.92%) F5
9 64 (52.46%) Juniper
10 53 (43.44%) Blue Coat
11 50 (40.98%) Network Security
12 46 (37.70%) Cisco IOS
13 43 (35.25%) OSPF
13 43 (35.25%) VPN
14 41 (33.61%) LAN
15 40 (32.79%) DNS
16 37 (30.33%) WAN
17 36 (29.51%) BGP
17 36 (29.51%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 34 (27.87%) DHCP
19 31 (25.41%) Citrix
20 30 (24.59%) CCNA
20 30 (24.59%) Cisco Nexus
21 27 (22.13%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
21 27 (22.13%) SSL
21 27 (22.13%) ITIL
22 25 (20.49%) TCP/IP
22 25 (20.49%) VMware
22 25 (20.49%) Load Balancing
23 24 (19.67%) BIG-IP

CCSE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 (1.64%) IIS
1 2 (1.64%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (1.64%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.82%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 107 (87.70%) Firewall
2 68 (55.74%) Cisco ASA
3 50 (40.98%) Network Security
4 46 (37.70%) Cisco IOS
5 43 (35.25%) OSPF
5 43 (35.25%) VPN
6 41 (33.61%) LAN
7 40 (32.79%) DNS
8 37 (30.33%) WAN
9 36 (29.51%) BGP
9 36 (29.51%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 34 (27.87%) DHCP
11 30 (24.59%) Cisco Nexus
12 27 (22.13%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 27 (22.13%) SSL
13 25 (20.49%) TCP/IP
14 24 (19.67%) BIG-IP
15 19 (15.57%) Cisco PIX
15 19 (15.57%) EIGRP
16 16 (13.11%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (0.82%) GCC
General
1 21 (17.21%) Telecoms
2 13 (10.66%) Finance
3 10 (8.20%) Banking
4 6 (4.92%) Financial Institution
5 5 (4.10%) Spanish Language
6 4 (3.28%) Advertising
7 2 (1.64%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.64%) Retail
7 2 (1.64%) Billing
7 2 (1.64%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.82%) Back Office
8 1 (0.82%) Law
Job Titles
1 43 (35.25%) Network Engineer
2 36 (29.51%) Security Engineer
3 17 (13.93%) Network Security Engineer
4 16 (13.11%) Analyst
5 13 (10.66%) Network Specialist
6 12 (9.84%) Security Specialist
7 11 (9.02%) Network Security Specialist
8 9 (7.38%) Consultant
9 8 (6.56%) Design Engineer
9 8 (6.56%) Senior Network Engineer
10 7 (5.74%) Network Consultant
10 7 (5.74%) Senior Security Engineer
10 7 (5.74%) Firewall Engineer
11 6 (4.92%) Security Manager
11 6 (4.92%) Network Design Engineer
11 6 (4.92%) Security Analyst
11 6 (4.92%) Security Consultant
12 5 (4.10%) Network Analyst
12 5 (4.10%) IT Security Manager
12 5 (4.10%) Network Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.28%) .NET
1 4 (3.28%) 802.1X
2 2 (1.64%) CSS
3 1 (0.82%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (18.85%) Data Centre
2 13 (10.66%) PKI
3 11 (9.02%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (8.20%) Fat Client
4 10 (8.20%) Thin Client
5 3 (2.46%) SecurID
5 3 (2.46%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (1.64%) Clustering
7 1 (0.82%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.82%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 23 (18.85%) Linux
2 8 (6.56%) UNIX
3 7 (5.74%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (22.13%) ITIL
2 25 (20.49%) Load Balancing
3 11 (9.02%) E-Commerce
4 10 (8.20%) Mentoring
5 8 (6.56%) Kalman Filter
5 8 (6.56%) Network Design
6 6 (4.92%) SIEM
6 6 (4.92%) Change Control
6 6 (4.92%) Cyber Security
6 6 (4.92%) Line Management
7 5 (4.10%) ITIL V2
7 5 (4.10%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (4.10%) Technical Architecture
7 5 (4.10%) Performance Management
7 5 (4.10%) QMS
7 5 (4.10%) Business Continuity
7 5 (4.10%) PRINCE2
7 5 (4.10%) Data Security
7 5 (4.10%) Security Management
7 5 (4.10%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.92%) C
2 2 (1.64%) SQL
Qualifications
1 93 (76.23%) Cisco Certification
2 70 (57.38%) CCNP
3 69 (56.56%) CCSA
4 30 (24.59%) CCNA
5 24 (19.67%) CCIE
6 17 (13.93%) CCSP
6 17 (13.93%) Check Point Certification
7 13 (10.66%) CCDP
8 12 (9.84%) Degree
9 11 (9.02%) JNCIS
10 7 (5.74%) CISSP
11 6 (4.92%) HP ASE
11 6 (4.92%) HP MASE
12 5 (4.10%) Security Cleared
12 5 (4.10%) JNCIP
12 5 (4.10%) JNCIE
12 5 (4.10%) CCENT
13 4 (3.28%) SC Cleared
13 4 (3.28%) JNCIA
14 2 (1.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 6 (4.92%) PCI DSS
3 4 (3.28%) HIPAA
4 3 (2.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (1.64%) GPG13
6 1 (0.82%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (18.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (9.84%) ProxySG
3 11 (9.02%) Snort
4 8 (6.56%) Squid
5 5 (4.10%) XenServer
5 5 (4.10%) Active Directory
6 2 (1.64%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.82%) vSphere
7 1 (0.82%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (7.38%) FortiGate
2 2 (1.64%) Cacti
3 1 (0.82%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (0.82%) Nessus
Vendors
1 122 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 115 (94.26%) Cisco
3 67 (54.92%) F5
4 64 (52.46%) Juniper
5 53 (43.44%) Blue Coat
6 31 (25.41%) Citrix
7 25 (20.49%) VMware
8 22 (18.03%) Nokia
9 19 (15.57%) HP
9 19 (15.57%) Fortinet
10 15 (12.30%) Infoblox
11 12 (9.84%) Tufin
12 11 (9.02%) TippingPoint
13 10 (8.20%) Imperva
14 9 (7.38%) Sourcefire
15 8 (6.56%) IronPort
16 6 (4.92%) Riverbed
16 6 (4.92%) McAfee
17 5 (4.10%) Websense
17 5 (4.10%) Brocade
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