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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE)
Rank 615 595 586
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -9
Contract jobs citing CCSE 38 68 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.071% 0.12% 0.091%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.35% 0.60% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 48 28
Median daily rate £373 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.87% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £338 £334
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £515 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £360 £375
% change year-on-year
-4.51% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £39.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £39.50 -

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
11002 11389 11484
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.61% 19.64% 19.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 6807 6865 6372
Median daily rate £400 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £255 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 387 526 486
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £46.70 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.89% +18.75%

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 29 September 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 21 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 29 September 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 37 £373 -6.87% 8
London -4 19 £378 -20.47% 1
South East -1 14 £344 -1.78% 2
Berkshire +7 10 £350 - 1
Bracknell 0 5 £350 - 1
City of London +9 3 £475 -
Oxfordshire -21 2 £300 -14.28%
West Yorkshire - 2 £513 -
Yorkshire - 2 £513 -
Buckinghamshire +11 1 £400 -
Milton Keynes +10 1 £400 -
North West +9 1 £293 -26.87%
East of England +6 1 £325 - 4
West Sussex -6 1 - -
Maidenhead -9 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Horsham - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 £325 - 3
Abingdon - 1 £300 -
Merseyside - 1 £293 -
Scotland - 1 - -

CCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 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.

1 100 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 96 (96.00%) Firewall
3 93 (93.00%) Cisco
4 67 (67.00%) CCSA
5 66 (66.00%) Cisco Certification
6 63 (63.00%) Network Security
7 59 (59.00%) Cisco ASA
7 59 (59.00%) CCNP
8 41 (41.00%) LAN
9 33 (33.00%) Juniper
9 33 (33.00%) Wireless
10 29 (29.00%) VPN
11 27 (27.00%) CCIE
12 26 (26.00%) WAN
12 26 (26.00%) FortiGate
13 25 (25.00%) OSPF
14 22 (22.00%) F5
14 22 (22.00%) Blue Coat
15 21 (21.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 21 (21.00%) BGP
16 18 (18.00%) TCP/IP
16 18 (18.00%) Cisco PIX
17 17 (17.00%) Network Design
17 17 (17.00%) CCNA
17 17 (17.00%) Finance
18 16 (16.00%) Wireshark
18 16 (16.00%) DDoS Mitigation
18 16 (16.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
19 15 (15.00%) JNCIP
19 15 (15.00%) Palo Alto

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 (3.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.00%) Apache
2 1 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.00%) IIS
2 1 (1.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.00%) nginx
Applications
1 8 (8.00%) MS Visio
2 5 (5.00%) MS Excel
3 4 (4.00%) MS Office
4 3 (3.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.00%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (2.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.00%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.00%) Mimecast
2 1 (1.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 96 (96.00%) Firewall
2 63 (63.00%) Network Security
3 59 (59.00%) Cisco ASA
4 41 (41.00%) LAN
5 33 (33.00%) Wireless
6 29 (29.00%) VPN
7 26 (26.00%) WAN
8 25 (25.00%) OSPF
9 21 (21.00%) BGP
10 18 (18.00%) Cisco PIX
10 18 (18.00%) TCP/IP
11 16 (16.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 16 (16.00%) Wireshark
12 13 (13.00%) SNMP
13 12 (12.00%) BIG-IP
14 11 (11.00%) Cisco Nexus
14 11 (11.00%) Ethernet
14 11 (11.00%) SSL
15 10 (10.00%) MPLS
16 9 (9.00%) FWSM
General
1 17 (17.00%) Finance
2 8 (8.00%) Banking
3 7 (7.00%) Retail
4 5 (5.00%) Billing
4 5 (5.00%) Legal
4 5 (5.00%) Telecoms
5 4 (4.00%) Manufacturing
6 3 (3.00%) Advertising
7 2 (2.00%) Back Office
7 2 (2.00%) Electronics
7 2 (2.00%) Marketing
8 1 (1.00%) Games
8 1 (1.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 47 (47.00%) Security Engineer
2 46 (46.00%) Network Engineer
3 32 (32.00%) Network Security Engineer
4 12 (12.00%) Analyst
4 12 (12.00%) Firewall Engineer
4 12 (12.00%) IP Engineer
4 12 (12.00%) IP Security Engineer
4 12 (12.00%) Network Analyst
5 8 (8.00%) Consultant
5 8 (8.00%) Senior Security Engineer
6 6 (6.00%) Check Point Analyst
6 6 (6.00%) Cisco Engineer
6 6 (6.00%) Senior Network Engineer
6 6 (6.00%) Support Engineer
7 5 (5.00%) Firewall Analyst
7 5 (5.00%) Network Consultant
7 5 (5.00%) Network Security Consultant
7 5 (5.00%) Security Architect
7 5 (5.00%) Security Consultant
7 5 (5.00%) Senior Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.00%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.00%) OCX
2 1 (1.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 21 (21.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 6 (6.00%) Data Centre
3 5 (5.00%) RSA SecurID
4 4 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.00%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.00%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.00%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.00%) Linux
2 4 (4.00%) Windows
3 3 (3.00%) Unix
4 2 (2.00%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.00%) CentOS
5 1 (1.00%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (17.00%) Network Design
2 16 (16.00%) DDoS Mitigation
3 11 (11.00%) Network Management
4 9 (9.00%) Deep Packet Inspection
4 9 (9.00%) ITIL
5 8 (8.00%) Change Management
5 8 (8.00%) Information Security
5 8 (8.00%) Kalman Filter
6 7 (7.00%) High Availability
6 7 (7.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 7 (7.00%) Penetration Testing
7 6 (6.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
8 5 (5.00%) CRM
8 5 (5.00%) Project Management
9 4 (4.00%) E-Discovery
9 4 (4.00%) Incident Management
9 4 (4.00%) Load Balancing
9 4 (4.00%) Security Management
9 4 (4.00%) Service Delivery
9 4 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 67 (67.00%) CCSA
2 66 (66.00%) Cisco Certification
3 59 (59.00%) CCNP
4 27 (27.00%) CCIE
5 17 (17.00%) CCNA
6 15 (15.00%) JNCIP
7 13 (13.00%) Security Cleared
8 12 (12.00%) Check Point Certification
8 12 (12.00%) CISSP
8 12 (12.00%) SC Cleared
9 11 (11.00%) Degree
10 9 (9.00%) CCSP
11 8 (8.00%) JNCIS
12 7 (7.00%) JNCIE
13 6 (6.00%) CCDP
14 4 (4.00%) GIAC
15 3 (3.00%) JNCIA
16 2 (2.00%) MCP
16 2 (2.00%) RHCSA
17 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.00%) SLA
3 1 (1.00%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.00%) QA
System Software
1 12 (12.00%) ProxySG
2 4 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.00%) Firmware
4 1 (1.00%) vSphere
4 1 (1.00%) Xen
Systems Management
1 26 (26.00%) FortiGate
2 13 (13.00%) Cisco Prime
3 8 (8.00%) OpenView
4 7 (7.00%) Nagios
5 4 (4.00%) EnCase
6 2 (2.00%) Cacti
6 2 (2.00%) SmokePing
7 1 (1.00%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (1.00%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (1.00%) Nessus
Vendors
1 100 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 93 (93.00%) Cisco
3 33 (33.00%) Juniper
4 22 (22.00%) Blue Coat
4 22 (22.00%) F5
5 15 (15.00%) Palo Alto
6 14 (14.00%) Microsoft
7 13 (13.00%) Riverbed
8 12 (12.00%) Aruba
8 12 (12.00%) Fortinet
9 10 (10.00%) HP
10 7 (7.00%) Brocade
10 7 (7.00%) Extreme Networks
10 7 (7.00%) Splunk
11 6 (6.00%) Intel Security
12 5 (5.00%) Citrix
12 5 (5.00%) Infoblox
12 5 (5.00%) VMware
13 4 (4.00%) Dell
13 4 (4.00%) SolarWinds
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