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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE)
Rank 584 533 559
Rank change year-on-year
-51 +26
Contract jobs citing CCSE 35 68 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.068% 0.13% 0.041%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.32% 0.66% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 57 11
Average daily rate £444 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.57% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £383 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £441 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £401 £425
% change year-on-year
-0.12% -5.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £39.00 - £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 - £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
10904 10292 9385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.20% 20.31% 19.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 6732 5960 5067
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £237 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £569 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 498 480 434
Average hourly rate £37.50 £20.00 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% +6.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.80 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £47.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +21.73%

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 5 February 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 24 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 5 February 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
(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 -32 35 £444 +7.57% 32
South East +8 13 £388 +23.01% 8
London -21 12 £550 +29.41% 7
Hampshire +8 6 £438 +16.66%
Yorkshire -32 6 £285 -28.83% 2
South Yorkshire - 6 £285 -
Berkshire +6 5 £338 +32.35%
Sheffield - 4 £285 -
Havant - 3 £438 -
Buckinghamshire +14 2 - - 2
Bedfordshire +10 2 £450 - 2
Basingstoke +2 2 - -
East of England +1 2 £450 - 11
Bracknell - 2 - -
Maidenhead - 2 - -
City of London +25 1 - - 2
Bedford +4 1 - - 2
East Midlands -9 1 £400 -
Nottinghamshire -12 1 £400 -
Nottingham -13 1 £400 -
Swindon - 1 - -
Marlow - 1 - -
South West - 1 - - 2
Wiltshire - 1 - -

CCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 108 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 103 (95.37%) Cisco
3 93 (86.11%) Firewall
4 70 (64.81%) Cisco Certification
5 67 (62.04%) Network Security
6 62 (57.41%) CCNP
7 61 (56.48%) Juniper
8 60 (55.56%) LAN
8 60 (55.56%) CCSA
9 55 (50.93%) Cisco ASA
10 52 (48.15%) F5
10 52 (48.15%) WAN
11 50 (46.30%) VPN
12 42 (38.89%) Blue Coat
13 37 (34.26%) Cisco IOS
14 35 (32.41%) TCP/IP
15 34 (31.48%) OSPF
16 33 (30.56%) Cisco Nexus
17 31 (28.70%) BGP
18 27 (25.00%) Citrix
19 26 (24.07%) CISSP
20 25 (23.15%) CCNA
20 25 (23.15%) Load Balancing
20 25 (23.15%) VLAN
21 23 (21.30%) ITIL
21 23 (21.30%) Linux
22 22 (20.37%) SSL
23 21 (19.44%) Data Centre
24 20 (18.52%) Spanning Tree
24 20 (18.52%) DNS

CCSE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 4 (3.70%) Apache
2 2 (1.85%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (3.70%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.78%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.93%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 93 (86.11%) Firewall
2 67 (62.04%) Network Security
3 60 (55.56%) LAN
4 55 (50.93%) Cisco ASA
5 52 (48.15%) WAN
6 50 (46.30%) VPN
7 37 (34.26%) Cisco IOS
8 35 (32.41%) TCP/IP
9 34 (31.48%) OSPF
10 33 (30.56%) Cisco Nexus
11 31 (28.70%) BGP
12 25 (23.15%) VLAN
13 22 (20.37%) SSL
14 20 (18.52%) DNS
14 20 (18.52%) Spanning Tree
15 19 (17.59%) NX-OS
16 18 (16.67%) Cisco PIX
17 17 (15.74%) HSRP
17 17 (15.74%) VRRP
18 16 (14.81%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.85%) MySQL
General
1 19 (17.59%) Telecoms
2 18 (16.67%) Finance
3 11 (10.19%) Spanish Language
4 8 (7.41%) Banking
5 4 (3.70%) Local Government
6 3 (2.78%) Legal
7 2 (1.85%) Advertising
8 1 (0.93%) Games
8 1 (0.93%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 45 (41.67%) Network Engineer
2 37 (34.26%) Security Engineer
3 26 (24.07%) Network Security Engineer
4 20 (18.52%) Analyst
4 20 (18.52%) Network Analyst
5 18 (16.67%) Consultant
6 16 (14.81%) Senior Security Engineer
7 14 (12.96%) Security Consultant
8 12 (11.11%) Network Security Analyst
8 12 (11.11%) Security Analyst
9 11 (10.19%) Cisco Engineer
9 11 (10.19%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 9 (8.33%) Senior Network Engineer
11 7 (6.48%) Check Point Analyst
11 7 (6.48%) Firewall Engineer
12 6 (5.56%) Security Specialist
12 6 (5.56%) Senior Network Security Engineer
13 5 (4.63%) Design Engineer
13 5 (4.63%) Network Consultant
13 5 (4.63%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.85%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.93%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 21 (19.44%) Data Centre
2 9 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.56%) DataPower
4 5 (4.63%) Fat Client
4 5 (4.63%) Thin Client
5 3 (2.78%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 3 (2.78%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.78%) PKI
6 2 (1.85%) Clustering
6 2 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.93%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 23 (21.30%) Linux
2 7 (6.48%) Windows
3 6 (5.56%) Unix
4 2 (1.85%) CentOS
4 2 (1.85%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (23.15%) Load Balancing
2 23 (21.30%) ITIL
3 19 (17.59%) Network Design
4 11 (10.19%) Mentoring
4 11 (10.19%) SIEM
5 7 (6.48%) Kalman Filter
5 7 (6.48%) Web Filtering
6 6 (5.56%) Presales
7 5 (4.63%) E-Commerce
7 5 (4.63%) Information Security
7 5 (4.63%) ITIL V3
7 5 (4.63%) Migration
7 5 (4.63%) Penetration Testing
7 5 (4.63%) Strategic Planning
7 5 (4.63%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 4 (3.70%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (2.78%) DDoS Mitigation
9 3 (2.78%) Functional Testing
9 3 (2.78%) Performance Monitoring
9 3 (2.78%) Performance Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.78%) C
Qualifications
1 70 (64.81%) Cisco Certification
2 62 (57.41%) CCNP
3 60 (55.56%) CCSA
4 26 (24.07%) CISSP
5 25 (23.15%) CCNA
6 17 (15.74%) Check Point Certification
6 17 (15.74%) Degree
7 12 (11.11%) CCDP
7 12 (11.11%) CCIE
8 8 (7.41%) JNCIA
9 6 (5.56%) JNCIS
9 6 (5.56%) Security Cleared
10 5 (4.63%) CCENT
10 5 (4.63%) CCSP
10 5 (4.63%) JNCIE
10 5 (4.63%) JNCIP
11 4 (3.70%) GIAC
12 3 (2.78%) SC Cleared
13 2 (1.85%) RHCSA
13 2 (1.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 6 (5.56%) PCI DSS
3 5 (4.63%) HIPAA
4 4 (3.70%) GPG13
4 4 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.93%) QA
System Software
1 12 (11.11%) Snort
2 11 (10.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.56%) ProxySG
4 2 (1.85%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.85%) VirtualBox
4 2 (1.85%) vSphere
5 1 (0.93%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 12 (11.11%) Proventia
2 5 (4.63%) FortiGate
3 3 (2.78%) EnCase
3 3 (2.78%) Nagios
3 3 (2.78%) Nessus
4 2 (1.85%) Cacti
4 2 (1.85%) SCCM
4 2 (1.85%) SCOM
5 1 (0.93%) Nexpose
5 1 (0.93%) QRadar
Vendors
1 108 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 103 (95.37%) Cisco
3 61 (56.48%) Juniper
4 52 (48.15%) F5
5 42 (38.89%) Blue Coat
6 27 (25.00%) Citrix
7 18 (16.67%) Nokia
7 18 (16.67%) Sourcefire
8 14 (12.96%) Fortinet
9 12 (11.11%) Palo Alto
10 11 (10.19%) HP
10 11 (10.19%) IronPort
10 11 (10.19%) VMware
11 10 (9.26%) McAfee
11 10 (9.26%) Tufin
12 8 (7.41%) Infoblox
13 7 (6.48%) Microsoft
14 6 (5.56%) Foundry
14 6 (5.56%) IBM
15 5 (4.63%) Imperva
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