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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE)
Rank 512 530 516
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -14
Contract jobs citing CCSE 66 45 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.086% 0.059%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.62% 0.44% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 27 15
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£419 £401 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.55% +9.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £368 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £400 £319
% change year-on-year
+0.12% +25.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £55.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £55.00 -

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
10625 10141 8285
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.63% 19.34% 18.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 6052 5604 4389
Average daily rate £395 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £530 £526
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 480 514 471
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

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 30 March 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 30 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 30 March 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +4 64 £425 +6.11% 21
London +13 23 £425 -1.44% 7
York +10 18 £401 +0.06%
North Yorkshire +6 18 £401 +0.06%
Yorkshire -2 18 £401 +0.06% 4
City of London +25 13 £419 -5.63% 2
South East -22 11 £395 -8.98% 5
Hampshire -11 6 £395 -10.63%
East of England +12 5 £425 +6.25% 2
Berkshire -2 4 - - 3
Reading +6 2 - - 3
Basingstoke - 2 - -
Essex +7 1 £425 +6.25% 1
Milton Keynes - 1 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 - - 1
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - - 1
Stratford-upon-Avon - 1 £450 -
West Midlands - 1 £450 -
North West - 1 - - 1
Warwickshire - 1 £450 -
West Yorkshire - - - - 2
Surrey - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
South West - - - - 2
Scotland - - - - 2
Greenwich - - - - 1
Wakefield - - - -

CCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 141 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 138 (97.87%) Cisco
3 129 (91.49%) Cisco Certification
4 122 (86.52%) Firewall
5 118 (83.69%) CCNP
6 116 (82.27%) F5
7 108 (76.60%) Cisco ASA
8 94 (66.67%) Blue Coat
9 78 (55.32%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 71 (50.35%) OSPF
11 70 (49.65%) DNS
12 68 (48.23%) Network Security
13 65 (46.10%) Cisco IOS
14 63 (44.68%) BIG-IP
15 62 (43.97%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
16 61 (43.26%) VMware
17 60 (42.55%) DHCP
18 55 (39.01%) Juniper
19 54 (38.30%) Citrix
19 54 (38.30%) VMware Infrastructure
20 52 (36.88%) BGP
21 51 (36.17%) Infoblox
22 50 (35.46%) CCSA
23 41 (29.08%) Linux
23 41 (29.08%) E-Commerce
24 40 (28.37%) Analytical Skills
25 37 (26.24%) HP
25 37 (26.24%) Load Balancing
25 37 (26.24%) DMVPN
26 35 (24.82%) Imperva

CCSE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 (1.42%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (1.42%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.71%) MS Office
2 1 (0.71%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (4.26%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 122 (86.52%) Firewall
2 108 (76.60%) Cisco ASA
3 78 (55.32%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 71 (50.35%) OSPF
5 70 (49.65%) DNS
6 68 (48.23%) Network Security
7 65 (46.10%) Cisco IOS
8 63 (44.68%) BIG-IP
9 62 (43.97%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 60 (42.55%) DHCP
11 52 (36.88%) BGP
12 37 (26.24%) DMVPN
13 34 (24.11%) NetScreen
14 26 (18.44%) LAN
15 25 (17.73%) WAN
16 24 (17.02%) Cisco Nexus
17 21 (14.89%) VPN
18 19 (13.48%) TACACS
19 17 (12.06%) Cisco PIX
20 16 (11.35%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.42%) SQL Server
1 2 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (1.42%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 12 (8.51%) Finance
2 9 (6.38%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.55%) Spanish Language
3 5 (3.55%) Banking
4 4 (2.84%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.71%) Back Office
5 1 (0.71%) Legal
5 1 (0.71%) Retail
5 1 (0.71%) Billing
5 1 (0.71%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 47 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 37 (26.24%) Security Specialist
3 34 (24.11%) Network Specialist
3 34 (24.11%) Network Security Specialist
4 25 (17.73%) Security Engineer
5 20 (14.18%) Analyst
6 12 (8.51%) Network Security Engineer
7 11 (7.80%) Network Analyst
8 8 (5.67%) Senior Network Engineer
9 7 (4.96%) Network Consultant
9 7 (4.96%) Consultant
10 6 (4.26%) Infrastructure Specialist
10 6 (4.26%) Security Consultant
10 6 (4.26%) Senior Security Engineer
10 6 (4.26%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
10 6 (4.26%) Network Security Consultant
11 5 (3.55%) Firewall Engineer
11 5 (3.55%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
11 5 (3.55%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 5 (3.55%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.13%) WAP
2 2 (1.42%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 40 (28.37%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (24.11%) Fat Client
2 34 (24.11%) Thin Client
3 8 (5.67%) PKI
4 5 (3.55%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (2.13%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.71%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.71%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 41 (29.08%) Linux
2 9 (6.38%) UNIX
2 9 (6.38%) Windows
3 6 (4.26%) Windows 2000
4 2 (1.42%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.71%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.71%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.71%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (29.08%) E-Commerce
2 37 (26.24%) Load Balancing
3 24 (17.02%) Mentoring
4 18 (12.77%) ITIL
5 14 (9.93%) Line Management
6 13 (9.22%) Incident Management
7 11 (7.80%) Fault Management
8 9 (6.38%) Project Management
9 8 (5.67%) Change Management
10 6 (4.26%) Migration
10 6 (4.26%) Network Architecture
10 6 (4.26%) ITIL V3
10 6 (4.26%) Root Cause Analysis
11 5 (3.55%) Project Planning
12 4 (2.84%) Requirements Analysis
12 4 (2.84%) Change Control
12 4 (2.84%) Problem Management
13 3 (2.13%) Analytics
13 3 (2.13%) Database Security
13 3 (2.13%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 26 (18.44%) C
2 4 (2.84%) Perl
2 4 (2.84%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.71%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 129 (91.49%) Cisco Certification
2 118 (83.69%) CCNP
3 50 (35.46%) CCSA
4 28 (19.86%) CCSP
5 15 (10.64%) CCIE
5 15 (10.64%) Security Cleared
6 14 (9.93%) CCNA
7 12 (8.51%) SC Cleared
8 11 (7.80%) CCDP
9 8 (5.67%) HP ASE
9 8 (5.67%) HP MASE
10 6 (4.26%) CISSP
10 6 (4.26%) JNCIS
11 5 (3.55%) JNCIP
11 5 (3.55%) JNCIE
12 4 (2.84%) CCDA
12 4 (2.84%) DV Cleared
13 3 (2.13%) Degree
14 2 (1.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 2 (1.42%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.38%) SLA
2 5 (3.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (2.13%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.13%) GPG13
4 1 (0.71%) QA
System Software
1 54 (38.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (12.06%) XenServer
3 14 (9.93%) ProxySG
4 2 (1.42%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.42%) Terminal Services
4 2 (1.42%) Squid
5 1 (0.71%) Snort
Systems Management
1 3 (2.13%) OpenView
1 3 (2.13%) Netcool
2 2 (1.42%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 141 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 138 (97.87%) Cisco
3 116 (82.27%) F5
4 94 (66.67%) Blue Coat
5 61 (43.26%) VMware
6 55 (39.01%) Juniper
7 54 (38.30%) Citrix
8 51 (36.17%) Infoblox
9 37 (26.24%) HP
10 35 (24.82%) Imperva
11 16 (11.35%) Nokia
12 12 (8.51%) Fortinet
13 8 (5.67%) Microsoft
14 7 (4.96%) Sourcefire
14 7 (4.96%) Riverbed
15 6 (4.26%) Radware
15 6 (4.26%) BMC
15 6 (4.26%) Red Hat
15 6 (4.26%) Nortel
15 6 (4.26%) Remedy
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
CACI Network Services
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago