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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE)
Rank 585 605 576
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -29
Contract jobs citing CCSE 49 59 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.092% 0.10% 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.45% 0.52% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 40 33
Median daily rate £381 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.29% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £337 £339
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.89% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £48.75 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.75 - -

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
10912 11255 10786
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.47% 19.29% 19.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 6805 6762 6131
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.18% +8.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 394 536 457
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.08 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +15.38%

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 27 August 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 23 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 27 August 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 +5 45 £381 -10.29% 10
London +11 24 £463 -2.63% 4
South East -1 17 £338 -3.57% 4
Berkshire +18 13 £338 -
Bracknell +5 6 £350 -
City of London +28 5 £450 -10.00%
Scotland +13 4 - -
Edinburgh - 4 - -
Buckinghamshire +13 2 £400 -
Hampshire +7 2 - -
Maidenhead -1 2 - -
West Midlands -31 2 £525 +66.66%
Greenwich - 2 - -
Milton Keynes +16 1 £400 -
North West +15 1 £293 -26.87%
East Midlands -4 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 £293 -
Leicester - 1 - -
Portsmouth - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - -
Solihull - 1 - -
Leicestershire - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 £525 -

CCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 99 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 95 (95.96%) Firewall
3 93 (93.94%) Cisco
4 70 (70.71%) Cisco Certification
5 67 (67.68%) CCSA
6 64 (64.65%) CCNP
6 64 (64.65%) Network Security
7 56 (56.57%) Cisco ASA
8 42 (42.42%) LAN
9 31 (31.31%) WAN
9 31 (31.31%) Juniper
10 29 (29.29%) F5
11 28 (28.28%) VPN
12 26 (26.26%) OSPF
12 26 (26.26%) Wireless
12 26 (26.26%) Blue Coat
13 24 (24.24%) FortiGate
14 23 (23.23%) BGP
14 23 (23.23%) CCIE
15 20 (20.20%) TCP/IP
16 19 (19.19%) CCNA
16 19 (19.19%) Cisco PIX
17 18 (18.18%) Finance
17 18 (18.18%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
18 17 (17.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
19 14 (14.14%) SNMP
19 14 (14.14%) Network Design
19 14 (14.14%) Palo Alto
20 13 (13.13%) DDoS Mitigation
20 13 (13.13%) Wireshark

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 (3.03%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.02%) IIS
2 2 (2.02%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.01%) Apache
3 1 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.01%) nginx
3 1 (1.01%) OpenStack
Applications
1 6 (6.06%) MS Excel
1 6 (6.06%) MS Visio
2 4 (4.04%) MS Office
3 3 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.03%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (2.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.05%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.01%) Mimecast
2 1 (1.01%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 95 (95.96%) Firewall
2 64 (64.65%) Network Security
3 56 (56.57%) Cisco ASA
4 42 (42.42%) LAN
5 31 (31.31%) WAN
6 28 (28.28%) VPN
7 26 (26.26%) OSPF
7 26 (26.26%) Wireless
8 23 (23.23%) BGP
9 20 (20.20%) TCP/IP
10 19 (19.19%) Cisco PIX
11 17 (17.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 14 (14.14%) SNMP
13 13 (13.13%) BIG-IP
13 13 (13.13%) Wireshark
14 12 (12.12%) MPLS
14 12 (12.12%) SSL
15 11 (11.11%) Ethernet
16 10 (10.10%) DNS
16 10 (10.10%) FWSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.01%) SQL Server
General
1 18 (18.18%) Finance
2 9 (9.09%) Banking
3 7 (7.07%) Retail
4 5 (5.05%) Billing
4 5 (5.05%) Telecoms
5 4 (4.04%) Legal
5 4 (4.04%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.02%) Advertising
6 2 (2.02%) Back Office
6 2 (2.02%) Electronics
6 2 (2.02%) Marketing
7 1 (1.01%) Games
7 1 (1.01%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 41 (41.41%) Network Engineer
2 40 (40.40%) Security Engineer
3 24 (24.24%) Network Security Engineer
4 15 (15.15%) Analyst
5 14 (14.14%) Network Analyst
6 13 (13.13%) IP Engineer
6 13 (13.13%) IP Security Engineer
7 12 (12.12%) Firewall Engineer
8 8 (8.08%) Consultant
9 7 (7.07%) Senior Network Engineer
9 7 (7.07%) Senior Security Engineer
10 6 (6.06%) Support Engineer
11 5 (5.05%) Check Point Analyst
11 5 (5.05%) Check Point Expert
11 5 (5.05%) Cisco Engineer
11 5 (5.05%) Network Consultant
11 5 (5.05%) Network Security Consultant
11 5 (5.05%) Security Consultant
12 4 (4.04%) Check Point Consultant
12 4 (4.04%) Network Security Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.03%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.02%) Web Services
3 1 (1.01%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 18 (18.18%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 9 (9.09%) Data Centre
3 4 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.03%) RSA SecurID
5 1 (1.01%) CLARiiON
5 1 (1.01%) Clustering
5 1 (1.01%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.01%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.01%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.01%) EqualLogic
5 1 (1.01%) IVR
5 1 (1.01%) PKI
5 1 (1.01%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.01%) Replication
5 1 (1.01%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.07%) Linux
2 5 (5.05%) Windows
3 4 (4.04%) Unix
4 3 (3.03%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.01%) CentOS
5 1 (1.01%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (14.14%) Network Design
2 13 (13.13%) DDoS Mitigation
3 10 (10.10%) Deep Packet Inspection
3 10 (10.10%) High Availability
4 9 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
5 8 (8.08%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 7 (7.07%) Information Security
6 7 (7.07%) ITIL
6 7 (7.07%) Two-Factor Authentication
7 6 (6.06%) Load Balancing
7 6 (6.06%) Network Management
8 5 (5.05%) CRM
8 5 (5.05%) Network Monitoring
8 5 (5.05%) Project Management
8 5 (5.05%) Service Delivery
8 5 (5.05%) SIEM
9 4 (4.04%) Change Management
9 4 (4.04%) E-Commerce
9 4 (4.04%) Low Latency
9 4 (4.04%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.02%) Shell Script
2 1 (1.01%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.01%) Python
2 1 (1.01%) SQL
2 1 (1.01%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 70 (70.71%) Cisco Certification
2 67 (67.68%) CCSA
3 64 (64.65%) CCNP
4 23 (23.23%) CCIE
5 19 (19.19%) CCNA
6 13 (13.13%) Check Point Certification
7 12 (12.12%) CISSP
7 12 (12.12%) JNCIP
8 10 (10.10%) Degree
8 10 (10.10%) Security Cleared
9 9 (9.09%) SC Cleared
10 8 (8.08%) CCDP
10 8 (8.08%) JNCIS
11 7 (7.07%) JNCIE
12 4 (4.04%) CCSP
13 3 (3.03%) CCDA
13 3 (3.03%) GIAC
13 3 (3.03%) JNCIA
14 2 (2.02%) Microsoft Certification
14 2 (2.02%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (2.02%) SLA
2 1 (1.01%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.01%) QA
System Software
1 13 (13.13%) ProxySG
2 7 (7.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.02%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.01%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.01%) Firmware
4 1 (1.01%) ISA Server
4 1 (1.01%) vCloud
4 1 (1.01%) vSphere
4 1 (1.01%) Xen
Systems Management
1 24 (24.24%) FortiGate
2 11 (11.11%) Cisco Prime
3 8 (8.08%) OpenView
4 6 (6.06%) Nagios
5 3 (3.03%) EnCase
6 2 (2.02%) Cacti
6 2 (2.02%) SmokePing
7 1 (1.01%) Nessus
7 1 (1.01%) NetBackup
7 1 (1.01%) vMotion
Vendors
1 99 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 93 (93.94%) Cisco
3 31 (31.31%) Juniper
4 29 (29.29%) F5
5 26 (26.26%) Blue Coat
6 14 (14.14%) Palo Alto
7 11 (11.11%) Microsoft
8 10 (10.10%) Aruba
8 10 (10.10%) Fortinet
9 8 (8.08%) HP
9 8 (8.08%) VMware
10 7 (7.07%) Riverbed
10 7 (7.07%) Splunk
11 6 (6.06%) Intel Security
12 5 (5.05%) Extreme Networks
12 5 (5.05%) SolarWinds
13 4 (4.04%) Infoblox
13 4 (4.04%) IronPort
13 4 (4.04%) NICE Systems
13 4 (4.04%) Sun
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