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 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE)
Rank 602 605 574
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -31
Contract jobs citing CCSE 59 58 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.10% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.51% 0.53% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 33 45
Median daily rate £400 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £332 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £444
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 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
11458 10991 10636
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.28% 19.26% 19.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 7161 6594 6003
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 407 533 476
Median hourly rate £28.50 £24.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% +26.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £52.17 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £25.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+18.00% +31.57%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +19 54 £391 -8.00% 21
South East +13 25 £331 -5.35% 10
London 0 24 £475 +5.55% 3
Berkshire +4 15 £325 -
City of London +46 7 £450 -10.00% 2
Bracknell -5 7 £325 -
Hampshire +3 5 £294 -24.25%
Buckinghamshire +12 4 £400 - 2
Scotland +2 4 - - 1
Edinburgh - 4 - -
Maidenhead +3 3 - -
West Midlands -27 2 £525 +66.66% 4
Reading - 2 - -
Greenwich - 2 - -
Portsmouth - 2 - -
Leicester - 1 - -
Swindon - 1 £360 -
Leicestershire - 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 £293 -
Surrey - 1 £430 - 2
Wiltshire - 1 £360 -
Solihull - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 £525 - 1
East Midlands - 1 - -
North West - 1 £293 -
South West - 1 £360 -
Belfast - 1 £575 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £400 -
Fareham - 1 - -
Southampton - 1 £294 -

CCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 108 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 103 (95.37%) Firewall
2 103 (95.37%) Cisco
3 77 (71.30%) Cisco Certification
4 69 (63.89%) CCSA
5 66 (61.11%) CCNP
6 65 (60.19%) Network Security
7 63 (58.33%) Cisco ASA
8 46 (42.59%) LAN
9 36 (33.33%) WAN
10 35 (32.41%) F5
11 31 (28.70%) VPN
11 31 (28.70%) Juniper
12 27 (25.00%) Blue Coat
13 26 (24.07%) OSPF
14 25 (23.15%) BGP
14 25 (23.15%) CCIE
15 23 (21.30%) Wireless
16 22 (20.37%) TCP/IP
16 22 (20.37%) FortiGate
17 21 (19.44%) CCNA
17 21 (19.44%) Cisco PIX
18 19 (17.59%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
19 15 (13.89%) Finance
19 15 (13.89%) Palo Alto
20 14 (12.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
20 14 (12.96%) Check Point Certification
20 14 (12.96%) SNMP
21 13 (12.04%) DNS
21 13 (12.04%) MPLS

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 (2.78%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.85%) IIS
2 2 (1.85%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.93%) Apache
3 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.93%) nginx
3 1 (0.93%) OpenStack
Applications
1 6 (5.56%) MS Excel
1 6 (5.56%) MS Visio
2 4 (3.70%) MS Office
3 3 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.78%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.63%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.93%) Mimecast
2 1 (0.93%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 103 (95.37%) Firewall
2 65 (60.19%) Network Security
3 63 (58.33%) Cisco ASA
4 46 (42.59%) LAN
5 36 (33.33%) WAN
6 31 (28.70%) VPN
7 26 (24.07%) OSPF
8 25 (23.15%) BGP
9 23 (21.30%) Wireless
10 22 (20.37%) TCP/IP
11 21 (19.44%) Cisco PIX
12 19 (17.59%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 14 (12.96%) SNMP
14 13 (12.04%) BIG-IP
14 13 (12.04%) Cisco Nexus
14 13 (12.04%) DNS
14 13 (12.04%) MPLS
14 13 (12.04%) Wireshark
15 12 (11.11%) SSL
16 11 (10.19%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.93%) SQL Server
General
1 15 (13.89%) Finance
2 9 (8.33%) Banking
3 7 (6.48%) Retail
4 5 (4.63%) Billing
4 5 (4.63%) Telecoms
5 4 (3.70%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.78%) Legal
7 2 (1.85%) Back Office
7 2 (1.85%) Electronics
7 2 (1.85%) Marketing
8 1 (0.93%) Advertising
8 1 (0.93%) Games
8 1 (0.93%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.93%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 46 (42.59%) Security Engineer
2 44 (40.74%) Network Engineer
3 28 (25.93%) Network Security Engineer
4 18 (16.67%) Analyst
5 16 (14.81%) Network Analyst
6 15 (13.89%) IP Engineer
6 15 (13.89%) IP Security Engineer
7 13 (12.04%) Firewall Engineer
8 10 (9.26%) Senior Security Engineer
9 8 (7.41%) Check Point Expert
9 8 (7.41%) Consultant
9 8 (7.41%) Senior Network Engineer
10 6 (5.56%) Support Engineer
11 5 (4.63%) Architect
11 5 (4.63%) Cisco Engineer
11 5 (4.63%) Network Consultant
11 5 (4.63%) Network Security Consultant
11 5 (4.63%) Security Architect
11 5 (4.63%) Security Consultant
11 5 (4.63%) Senior Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.78%) 802.1X
2 2 (1.85%) Web Services
3 1 (0.93%) CSS
3 1 (0.93%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 10 (9.26%) Data Centre
3 4 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.78%) RSA SecurID
5 2 (1.85%) DataPower
6 1 (0.93%) CLARiiON
6 1 (0.93%) Clustering
6 1 (0.93%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.93%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.93%) EqualLogic
6 1 (0.93%) IVR
6 1 (0.93%) PKI
6 1 (0.93%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.93%) Replication
6 1 (0.93%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 10 (9.26%) Linux
2 8 (7.41%) Windows
3 7 (6.48%) Unix
4 3 (2.78%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.93%) CentOS
5 1 (0.93%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (11.11%) DDoS Mitigation
1 12 (11.11%) Network Design
2 11 (10.19%) High Availability
3 10 (9.26%) Deep Packet Inspection
4 9 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
4 9 (8.33%) Load Balancing
5 8 (7.41%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 7 (6.48%) ITIL
6 7 (6.48%) SIEM
6 7 (6.48%) Two-Factor Authentication
7 6 (5.56%) Information Security
7 6 (5.56%) Network Management
7 6 (5.56%) Network Monitoring
8 5 (4.63%) CRM
8 5 (4.63%) Performance Management
8 5 (4.63%) Project Management
8 5 (4.63%) Service Delivery
9 4 (3.70%) Change Control
9 4 (3.70%) E-Commerce
9 4 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.85%) Shell Script
2 1 (0.93%) PowerShell
2 1 (0.93%) Python
2 1 (0.93%) SQL
2 1 (0.93%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 77 (71.30%) Cisco Certification
2 69 (63.89%) CCSA
3 66 (61.11%) CCNP
4 25 (23.15%) CCIE
5 21 (19.44%) CCNA
6 14 (12.96%) Check Point Certification
7 13 (12.04%) Security Cleared
8 11 (10.19%) CISSP
8 11 (10.19%) SC Cleared
9 10 (9.26%) Degree
10 9 (8.33%) CCDP
10 9 (8.33%) JNCIP
11 7 (6.48%) JNCIE
12 5 (4.63%) JNCIA
12 5 (4.63%) JNCIS
13 4 (3.70%) CCDA
13 4 (3.70%) CCSP
14 2 (1.85%) GIAC
14 2 (1.85%) MCP
14 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.78%) SLA
2 2 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.93%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.93%) QA
System Software
1 13 (12.04%) ProxySG
2 7 (6.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.85%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.93%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.93%) Firmware
4 1 (0.93%) ISA Server
4 1 (0.93%) Snort
4 1 (0.93%) vCloud
4 1 (0.93%) vSphere
4 1 (0.93%) Xen
Systems Management
1 22 (20.37%) FortiGate
2 11 (10.19%) Cisco Prime
3 8 (7.41%) OpenView
4 5 (4.63%) Nagios
5 2 (1.85%) Cacti
5 2 (1.85%) EnCase
5 2 (1.85%) SmokePing
6 1 (0.93%) Nessus
6 1 (0.93%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.93%) Proventia
6 1 (0.93%) vMotion
Vendors
1 108 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 103 (95.37%) Cisco
3 35 (32.41%) F5
4 31 (28.70%) Juniper
5 27 (25.00%) Blue Coat
6 15 (13.89%) Palo Alto
7 12 (11.11%) Microsoft
8 8 (7.41%) Citrix
8 8 (7.41%) Fortinet
8 8 (7.41%) HP
8 8 (7.41%) VMware
9 7 (6.48%) Aruba
9 7 (6.48%) Nokia
9 7 (6.48%) Splunk
10 6 (5.56%) Intel Security
10 6 (5.56%) IronPort
10 6 (5.56%) Riverbed
11 5 (4.63%) Extreme Networks
11 5 (4.63%) SolarWinds
12 4 (3.70%) NICE Systems