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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE)
Rank 559 560 566
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +6
Contract jobs citing CCSE 54 24 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.094% 0.046% 0.073%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.49% 0.27% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 15 11
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£375 £388 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £386 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £458 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £360
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +7.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £32.00

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
11049 8997 10181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.20% 17.31% 17.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 6157 5026 5263
Average daily rate £378 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £545 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 430 615
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.55 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.81% -15.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.81 £11.50 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £40.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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 18 September 2014.

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 18 September 2014. 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
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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 +1 51 £375 -3.22% 18
London +10 22 £423 +4.00% 3
South East +8 14 £375 -39.02% 9
East of England -20 11 £375 -3.22% 1
City of London - 10 £500 - 2
Bedfordshire - 7 £350 -
Hampshire - 7 £375 -
Berkshire +8 5 £373 - 4
Slough - 5 £373 - 1
Suffolk - 3 £375 -
Ipswich - 3 £375 -
Bedford - 2 £344 -
York +3 1 £401 +3.35%
North Yorkshire -2 1 £401 +3.35%
Yorkshire -2 1 £401 +3.35% 4
Wiltshire - 1 £400 -
South West - 1 £400 -
North West - 1 £425 -
Scotland - 1 £285 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Swindon - 1 £400 -
Manchester - 1 £425 -
Newbury - - - -
Reading - - - - 3
Sheffield - - - -
Leatherhead - - - -
Leeds - - - - 2
Liverpool - - - -
Birmingham - - - - 1
Bridgend - - - -

CCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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.

1 120 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 105 (87.50%) Cisco
3 104 (86.67%) Firewall
4 94 (78.33%) Cisco Certification
5 79 (65.83%) CCNP
6 77 (64.17%) Network Security
7 50 (41.67%) F5
8 49 (40.83%) CCSA
9 48 (40.00%) Blue Coat
10 40 (33.33%) LAN
10 40 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
11 36 (30.00%) Juniper
12 35 (29.17%) BGP
12 35 (29.17%) Cisco IOS
13 34 (28.33%) OSPF
14 33 (27.50%) WAN
15 28 (23.33%) VPN
15 28 (23.33%) Linux
16 27 (22.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 25 (20.83%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
18 24 (20.00%) CISSP
18 24 (20.00%) BIG-IP
19 23 (19.17%) TCP/IP
20 22 (18.33%) Cisco Nexus
20 22 (18.33%) Analytical Skills
21 21 (17.50%) DNS
21 21 (17.50%) Banking
22 20 (16.67%) Mentoring
23 19 (15.83%) Load Balancing
23 19 (15.83%) VMware Infrastructure

CCSE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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.

Applications
1 3 (2.50%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.67%) MS Office
3 1 (0.83%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.83%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 104 (86.67%) Firewall
2 77 (64.17%) Network Security
3 40 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
3 40 (33.33%) LAN
4 35 (29.17%) BGP
4 35 (29.17%) Cisco IOS
5 34 (28.33%) OSPF
6 33 (27.50%) WAN
7 28 (23.33%) VPN
8 27 (22.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 25 (20.83%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 24 (20.00%) BIG-IP
11 23 (19.17%) TCP/IP
12 22 (18.33%) Cisco Nexus
13 21 (17.50%) DNS
14 19 (15.83%) DHCP
15 18 (15.00%) NetScreen
15 18 (15.00%) DMVPN
16 11 (9.17%) VLAN
17 9 (7.50%) Reverse Proxy
General
1 21 (17.50%) Banking
2 19 (15.83%) Finance
3 7 (5.83%) Investment Banking
3 7 (5.83%) Spanish Language
4 4 (3.33%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.50%) Retail
5 3 (2.50%) International Banking
6 2 (1.67%) Local Government
6 2 (1.67%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 51 (42.50%) Network Engineer
2 50 (41.67%) Security Engineer
3 37 (30.83%) Network Security Engineer
4 20 (16.67%) Security Specialist
4 20 (16.67%) Network Security Specialist
4 20 (16.67%) Network Specialist
5 12 (10.00%) Consultant
5 12 (10.00%) Security Consultant
6 11 (9.17%) Network Consultant
6 11 (9.17%) Network Security Consultant
7 10 (8.33%) Senior Network Engineer
8 7 (5.83%) Firewall Engineer
9 5 (4.17%) IT Security Engineer
9 5 (4.17%) Analyst
10 4 (3.33%) Network Support
10 4 (3.33%) Data Network Engineer
10 4 (3.33%) Senior Security Engineer
11 3 (2.50%) Network Analyst
11 3 (2.50%) Trainer
12 2 (1.67%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.33%) WAP
2 1 (0.83%) Regular Expression
2 1 (0.83%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 22 (18.33%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (14.17%) Thin Client
2 17 (14.17%) Fat Client
3 16 (13.33%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.17%) PKI
5 4 (3.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 28 (23.33%) Linux
2 15 (12.50%) Windows
3 9 (7.50%) UNIX
4 3 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.67%) Solaris
6 1 (0.83%) FreeBSD
6 1 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (16.67%) Mentoring
2 19 (15.83%) Load Balancing
3 18 (15.00%) ITIL
4 17 (14.17%) E-Commerce
5 10 (8.33%) Vulnerability Management
6 9 (7.50%) SIEM
6 9 (7.50%) Network Management
7 8 (6.67%) Line Management
8 7 (5.83%) Information Security
8 7 (5.83%) Configuration Management
9 6 (5.00%) Fault Management
10 5 (4.17%) Low Latency
11 4 (3.33%) Cyber Security
11 4 (3.33%) Kalman Filter
11 4 (3.33%) Network Design
11 4 (3.33%) Change Control
11 4 (3.33%) Change Management
11 4 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
11 4 (3.33%) PRINCE2
12 3 (2.50%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (8.33%) C
2 2 (1.67%) Perl
2 2 (1.67%) Ruby
2 2 (1.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (1.67%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 94 (78.33%) Cisco Certification
2 79 (65.83%) CCNP
3 49 (40.83%) CCSA
4 24 (20.00%) CISSP
5 18 (15.00%) CCSP
6 13 (10.83%) CCIE
7 12 (10.00%) CCNA
7 12 (10.00%) Security Cleared
8 11 (9.17%) SC Cleared
8 11 (9.17%) Check Point Certification
9 9 (7.50%) JNCIS
10 5 (4.17%) Degree
11 4 (3.33%) CCDP
12 3 (2.50%) JNCIA
13 2 (1.67%) JNCIP
13 2 (1.67%) JNCIE
13 2 (1.67%) CISM
13 2 (1.67%) ISACA
14 1 (0.83%) CISA
14 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.83%) COBIT
2 4 (3.33%) PCI DSS
2 4 (3.33%) SLA
3 3 (2.50%) ISO 9001
3 3 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.67%) QA
5 1 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 19 (15.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (5.00%) ProxySG
3 5 (4.17%) Snort
4 1 (0.83%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 4 (3.33%) OpenView
1 4 (3.33%) Netcool
2 1 (0.83%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 120 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 105 (87.50%) Cisco
3 50 (41.67%) F5
4 48 (40.00%) Blue Coat
5 36 (30.00%) Juniper
6 19 (15.83%) Citrix
6 19 (15.83%) VMware
7 18 (15.00%) HP
8 17 (14.17%) Infoblox
8 17 (14.17%) Imperva
9 10 (8.33%) Sourcefire
10 9 (7.50%) Websense
11 8 (6.67%) Microsoft
12 6 (5.00%) McAfee
13 5 (4.17%) Fortinet
14 4 (3.33%) Crossbeam
14 4 (3.33%) Radware
14 4 (3.33%) Nokia
14 4 (3.33%) Red Hat
14 4 (3.33%) Nortel
Slough
Orgtel
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 22 days ago