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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE)
Rank 601 581 562
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -19
Contract jobs citing CCSE 37 68 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.073% 0.12% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.35% 0.60% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 39 33
Median daily rate £363 £400 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% -0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £348 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £550 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £356 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-10.93% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 2
Median hourly rate - £39.00 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +0.64%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £39.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year
- +0.64%

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
10436 11287 11754
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.50% 20.63% 20.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 6600 6814 6664
Median daily rate £410 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £255 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 465 554 558
Median hourly rate £27.50 £26.83 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.49% +53.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £17.75
% change year-on-year
- +54.92%

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 6 December 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 19 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 6 December 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 -24 37 £363 -9.37% 11
London -8 15 £375 -16.66% 2
South East +4 12 £350 - 1
Berkshire +8 9 £350 +3.70%
North East - 6 £363 -
Bracknell 0 5 £350 -
Durham - 4 £363 -
West Yorkshire +15 3 £525 +55.55% 1
Yorkshire +9 3 £525 +42.27% 1
Newton Aycliffe - 3 £363 -
West Sussex +6 2 - -
City of London +2 2 £265 -38.55%
Horsham - 2 - -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £280 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £280 -
Hampshire +14 1 £438 -2.77%
Bedfordshire -1 1 £325 -23.52% 2
East of England -4 1 £325 -25.71% 3
Winchester - 1 £438 -

CCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 80 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 76 (95.00%) Firewall
3 72 (90.00%) Cisco
4 49 (61.25%) Network Security
5 47 (58.75%) Cisco ASA
6 45 (56.25%) CCSA
7 43 (53.75%) Cisco Certification
8 39 (48.75%) CCNP
9 37 (46.25%) LAN
10 34 (42.50%) Juniper
11 33 (41.25%) VPN
12 28 (35.00%) Wireless
13 27 (33.75%) Network Design
14 21 (26.25%) CCIE
15 18 (22.50%) WAN
16 17 (21.25%) Riverbed
17 16 (20.00%) Degree
17 16 (20.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
17 16 (20.00%) SSL
18 15 (18.75%) Check Point Certification
19 14 (17.50%) FortiGate
19 14 (17.50%) Wireshark
20 13 (16.25%) Network Management
20 13 (16.25%) CCNA
20 13 (16.25%) Microsoft
20 13 (16.25%) OSPF
21 12 (15.00%) Finance
21 12 (15.00%) CCSP
21 12 (15.00%) Aruba
21 12 (15.00%) DDoS Mitigation

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 1 (1.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (10.00%) MS Visio
2 4 (5.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.25%) MS Office
3 1 (1.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 76 (95.00%) Firewall
2 49 (61.25%) Network Security
3 47 (58.75%) Cisco ASA
4 37 (46.25%) LAN
5 33 (41.25%) VPN
6 28 (35.00%) Wireless
7 18 (22.50%) WAN
8 16 (20.00%) SSL
9 14 (17.50%) Wireshark
10 13 (16.25%) OSPF
11 10 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
11 10 (12.50%) TCP/IP
12 7 (8.75%) BGP
12 7 (8.75%) Ethernet
13 6 (7.50%) BIG-IP
13 6 (7.50%) DHCP
13 6 (7.50%) IPv4
13 6 (7.50%) IPv6
13 6 (7.50%) MRTG
13 6 (7.50%) NetScaler
General
1 12 (15.00%) Finance
2 5 (6.25%) Banking
2 5 (6.25%) Legal
3 4 (5.00%) Advertising
4 3 (3.75%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.50%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.50%) Retail
6 1 (1.25%) Electronics
6 1 (1.25%) Games
6 1 (1.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 42 (52.50%) Network Engineer
2 26 (32.50%) Security Engineer
3 23 (28.75%) Network Security Engineer
4 12 (15.00%) Analyst
4 12 (15.00%) Network Analyst
5 7 (8.75%) Consultant
6 6 (7.50%) Check Point Analyst
6 6 (7.50%) Cisco Engineer
6 6 (7.50%) Firewall Analyst
7 5 (6.25%) Check Point Consultant
7 5 (6.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 4 (5.00%) Administrator
8 4 (5.00%) Architect
8 4 (5.00%) Firewall Consultant
8 4 (5.00%) Firewall Engineer
8 4 (5.00%) Network Administrator
8 4 (5.00%) Network Consultant
8 4 (5.00%) Network Security Administrator
8 4 (5.00%) Security Administrator
8 4 (5.00%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.00%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.25%) CGI
2 1 (1.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (20.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 7 (8.75%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.75%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.50%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.50%) RSA SecurID
5 1 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.25%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.00%) Linux
2 3 (3.75%) Windows
3 2 (2.50%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (33.75%) Network Design
2 13 (16.25%) Network Management
3 12 (15.00%) DDoS Mitigation
4 11 (13.75%) Penetration Testing
5 9 (11.25%) Change Management
5 9 (11.25%) ITIL
6 6 (7.50%) Information Security
6 6 (7.50%) Kalman Filter
7 5 (6.25%) E-Discovery
7 5 (6.25%) Project Management
8 4 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (3.75%) Incident Management
9 3 (3.75%) Load Balancing
9 3 (3.75%) Root Cause Analysis
10 2 (2.50%) Change Control
10 2 (2.50%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (2.50%) ITIL V3
10 2 (2.50%) Network Monitoring
10 2 (2.50%) SIEM
10 2 (2.50%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 45 (56.25%) CCSA
2 43 (53.75%) Cisco Certification
3 39 (48.75%) CCNP
4 21 (26.25%) CCIE
5 16 (20.00%) Degree
6 15 (18.75%) Check Point Certification
7 13 (16.25%) CCNA
8 12 (15.00%) CCSP
9 11 (13.75%) JNCIP
9 11 (13.75%) Security Cleared
10 10 (12.50%) SC Cleared
11 9 (11.25%) CISSP
12 5 (6.25%) CCDP
12 5 (6.25%) GIAC
12 5 (6.25%) JNCIS
13 4 (5.00%) JNCIE
14 3 (3.75%) JNCIA
15 2 (2.50%) CCIP
15 2 (2.50%) HP ASE
15 2 (2.50%) HP MASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (3.75%) SLA
2 1 (1.25%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.25%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.50%) Firmware
2 1 (1.25%) ProxySG
2 1 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.25%) Xen
Systems Management
1 14 (17.50%) FortiGate
2 8 (10.00%) Nagios
3 6 (7.50%) Cisco Prime
4 5 (6.25%) EnCase
5 2 (2.50%) Cacti
5 2 (2.50%) OpenView
5 2 (2.50%) SmokePing
6 1 (1.25%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (1.25%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 80 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 72 (90.00%) Cisco
3 34 (42.50%) Juniper
4 17 (21.25%) Riverbed
5 13 (16.25%) Microsoft
6 12 (15.00%) Aruba
6 12 (15.00%) Palo Alto
7 10 (12.50%) F5
7 10 (12.50%) HP
8 9 (11.25%) Blue Coat
9 8 (10.00%) Brocade
10 7 (8.75%) Fortinet
11 6 (7.50%) Citrix
11 6 (7.50%) Dell
11 6 (7.50%) Infoblox
12 5 (6.25%) Extreme Networks
13 4 (5.00%) Meraki
13 4 (5.00%) Samsung
13 4 (5.00%) SolarWinds
14 3 (3.75%) Nortel
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