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 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE)
Rank 548 553 553
Rank change year-on-year
+5 0
Contract jobs citing CCSE 58 26 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.049% 0.066%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.54% 0.28% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 16 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 £425 £456 £400
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
10658 9240 10108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.84% 17.53% 17.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 6062 5067 5208
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £514
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 448 479 624
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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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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 +15 55 £375 -3.22% 16
London +31 24 £375 -7.69% 4
South East -2 15 £375 -39.02% 6
East of England -17 13 £375 -3.22% 1
Hampshire - 9 £360 -
City of London +24 7 £438 - 2
Bedfordshire - 7 £350 - 1
Berkshire - 3 - - 4
Suffolk - 3 £375 -
Ipswich - 3 £375 -
Bedford - 2 £344 -
Slough - 2 - -
Woking - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £425 -
Reading - 1 - - 4
North West - 1 £425 -
Scotland - 1 £285 - 1
South West - 1 - - 1
Wales - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 2
Channel Islands - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -

CCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 129 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 112 (86.82%) Cisco
3 109 (84.50%) Firewall
4 100 (77.52%) Cisco Certification
5 89 (68.99%) Network Security
6 84 (65.12%) CCNP
7 57 (44.19%) Blue Coat
8 52 (40.31%) CCSA
9 49 (37.98%) F5
10 44 (34.11%) Juniper
11 42 (32.56%) Cisco ASA
12 39 (30.23%) BGP
13 37 (28.68%) OSPF
13 37 (28.68%) Linux
13 37 (28.68%) LAN
13 37 (28.68%) Cisco IOS
14 32 (24.81%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 31 (24.03%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 31 (24.03%) WAN
15 31 (24.03%) CISSP
16 28 (21.71%) BIG-IP
17 25 (19.38%) VMware
17 25 (19.38%) Citrix
17 25 (19.38%) VPN
17 25 (19.38%) DNS
17 25 (19.38%) VMware Infrastructure
18 24 (18.60%) DMVPN
18 24 (18.60%) NetScreen
19 23 (17.83%) Thin Client
19 23 (17.83%) DHCP

CCSE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (2.33%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.55%) MS Office
3 1 (0.78%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.78%) S-PLUS
Communications & Networking
1 109 (84.50%) Firewall
2 89 (68.99%) Network Security
3 42 (32.56%) Cisco ASA
4 39 (30.23%) BGP
5 37 (28.68%) OSPF
5 37 (28.68%) LAN
5 37 (28.68%) Cisco IOS
6 32 (24.81%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 31 (24.03%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 31 (24.03%) WAN
8 28 (21.71%) BIG-IP
9 25 (19.38%) VPN
9 25 (19.38%) DNS
10 24 (18.60%) DMVPN
10 24 (18.60%) NetScreen
11 23 (17.83%) DHCP
12 22 (17.05%) Cisco Nexus
12 22 (17.05%) TCP/IP
13 11 (8.53%) VLAN
14 8 (6.20%) HSRP
General
1 18 (13.95%) Finance
1 18 (13.95%) Banking
2 6 (4.65%) Spanish Language
3 4 (3.10%) Investment Banking
3 4 (3.10%) Financial Institution
4 3 (2.33%) Retail
4 3 (2.33%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.33%) International Banking
5 2 (1.55%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.55%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 49 (37.98%) Security Engineer
2 46 (35.66%) Network Engineer
3 37 (28.68%) Network Security Engineer
4 26 (20.16%) Network Specialist
4 26 (20.16%) Network Security Specialist
4 26 (20.16%) Security Specialist
5 13 (10.08%) Consultant
5 13 (10.08%) Security Consultant
6 12 (9.30%) Network Consultant
6 12 (9.30%) Network Security Consultant
7 7 (5.43%) Firewall Engineer
8 6 (4.65%) Senior Network Engineer
9 5 (3.88%) Analyst
9 5 (3.88%) Architect
9 5 (3.88%) IT Security Engineer
10 4 (3.10%) Network Support
11 3 (2.33%) Network Architect
11 3 (2.33%) Network Analyst
11 3 (2.33%) Trainer
11 3 (2.33%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.55%) WAP
2 1 (0.78%) CSS
2 1 (0.78%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 23 (17.83%) Thin Client
1 23 (17.83%) Fat Client
2 15 (11.63%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.10%) PKI
4 2 (1.55%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 37 (28.68%) Linux
2 18 (13.95%) Windows
3 8 (6.20%) UNIX
4 3 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.55%) Solaris
6 1 (0.78%) FreeBSD
6 1 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (17.83%) E-Commerce
2 22 (17.05%) ITIL
3 17 (13.18%) Load Balancing
4 9 (6.98%) Information Security
4 9 (6.98%) Vulnerability Management
4 9 (6.98%) SIEM
5 8 (6.20%) PRINCE2
6 7 (5.43%) Configuration Management
6 7 (5.43%) Network Management
7 6 (4.65%) Kalman Filter
7 6 (4.65%) Network Design
8 5 (3.88%) Migration
8 5 (3.88%) Low Latency
9 4 (3.10%) Change Control
9 4 (3.10%) Cyber Security
9 4 (3.10%) Fault Management
9 4 (3.10%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (3.10%) Service Management
9 4 (3.10%) Project Management
10 3 (2.33%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (8.53%) C
2 2 (1.55%) Ruby
2 2 (1.55%) Bash Shell
2 2 (1.55%) PowerShell
2 2 (1.55%) Perl
Qualifications
1 100 (77.52%) Cisco Certification
2 84 (65.12%) CCNP
3 52 (40.31%) CCSA
4 31 (24.03%) CISSP
5 17 (13.18%) CCIE
5 17 (13.18%) CCSP
6 12 (9.30%) CCNA
7 11 (8.53%) JNCIS
7 11 (8.53%) SC Cleared
7 11 (8.53%) Security Cleared
7 11 (8.53%) Check Point Certification
8 6 (4.65%) ISACA
8 6 (4.65%) JNCIP
8 6 (4.65%) JNCIE
8 6 (4.65%) CISM
9 5 (3.88%) CCDP
9 5 (3.88%) MCSE
9 5 (3.88%) MCSA
9 5 (3.88%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (3.88%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.43%) COBIT
1 7 (5.43%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.33%) ISO 9001
2 3 (2.33%) SLA
2 3 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.78%) QA
System Software
1 25 (19.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (3.88%) ProxySG
2 5 (3.88%) Snort
3 1 (0.78%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 2 (1.55%) OpenView
1 2 (1.55%) Netcool
2 1 (0.78%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 129 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 112 (86.82%) Cisco
3 57 (44.19%) Blue Coat
4 49 (37.98%) F5
5 44 (34.11%) Juniper
6 25 (19.38%) VMware
6 25 (19.38%) Citrix
7 23 (17.83%) Infoblox
7 23 (17.83%) Imperva
8 17 (13.18%) HP
9 12 (9.30%) Websense
10 11 (8.53%) Microsoft
11 9 (6.98%) Sourcefire
12 7 (5.43%) McAfee
13 5 (3.88%) Nokia
14 4 (3.10%) Fortinet
15 3 (2.33%) Red Hat
15 3 (2.33%) IBM
15 3 (2.33%) Crossbeam
16 2 (1.55%) MobileIron
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