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 1 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE)
Rank 573 587 570
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -17
Contract jobs citing CCSE 65 56 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.100% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.55% 0.53% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 28 50
Median daily rate £450 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £349 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £576 £483 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £388
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 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
11717 10619 10598
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.91% 18.92% 19.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 7295 6201 6095
Median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £548 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 448 552 495
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 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £44.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+28.88% +12.50%

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 1 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 1 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 +20 59 £430 +1.17% 12
South East +21 32 £331 -18.46% 4
London -7 22 £450 +2.85% 6
Berkshire +12 21 £325 -
Hampshire +9 7 £450 +16.12%
Bracknell -6 7 £320 -
Reading - 6 £450 -
City of London +26 4 £450 -7.69% 2
Buckinghamshire +13 3 - -
Scotland -24 3 - -
Northern Ireland - 3 £575 -
County Antrim - 3 £575 -
Edinburgh - 3 - -
Maidenhead - 3 - -
Belfast - 3 £575 -
West Midlands -23 2 £525 +66.66% 1
East Midlands - 2 - -
Greenwich - 2 - -
Portsmouth - 2 - -
Leicester - 1 - -
Swindon - 1 £360 -
Derbyshire - 1 - -
Leicestershire - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £430 -
Wiltshire - 1 £360 -
Solihull - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 £525 -
South West - 1 £360 -
Derby - 1 - -
Fareham - 1 - -

CCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 102 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 98 (96.08%) Cisco
3 97 (95.10%) Firewall
4 72 (70.59%) Cisco Certification
5 64 (62.75%) Cisco ASA
6 60 (58.82%) CCSA
7 57 (55.88%) CCNP
7 57 (55.88%) Network Security
8 43 (42.16%) LAN
9 39 (38.24%) F5
10 32 (31.37%) WAN
11 28 (27.45%) VPN
12 27 (26.47%) Juniper
13 26 (25.49%) CCIE
13 26 (25.49%) Blue Coat
14 25 (24.51%) Cisco PIX
14 25 (24.51%) BGP
15 23 (22.55%) OSPF
15 23 (22.55%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 20 (19.61%) FortiGate
17 18 (17.65%) Wireless
17 18 (17.65%) CCNA
17 18 (17.65%) TCP/IP
18 17 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
19 14 (13.73%) SNMP
20 13 (12.75%) ProxySG
20 13 (12.75%) Security Cleared
20 13 (12.75%) Check Point Certification
20 13 (12.75%) Finance
20 13 (12.75%) 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 (2.94%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.96%) IIS
2 2 (1.96%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.98%) Apache
3 1 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.98%) nginx
3 1 (0.98%) OpenStack
Applications
1 5 (4.90%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.92%) MS Office
2 4 (3.92%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.94%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.94%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.92%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.98%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 97 (95.10%) Firewall
2 64 (62.75%) Cisco ASA
3 57 (55.88%) Network Security
4 43 (42.16%) LAN
5 32 (31.37%) WAN
6 28 (27.45%) VPN
7 25 (24.51%) BGP
7 25 (24.51%) Cisco PIX
8 23 (22.55%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 23 (22.55%) OSPF
9 18 (17.65%) TCP/IP
9 18 (17.65%) Wireless
10 17 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
11 14 (13.73%) SNMP
12 13 (12.75%) MPLS
13 12 (11.76%) BIG-IP
13 12 (11.76%) DNS
14 11 (10.78%) VRRP
15 10 (9.80%) FWSM
15 10 (9.80%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.98%) SQL Server
General
1 13 (12.75%) Finance
2 8 (7.84%) Banking
3 6 (5.88%) Retail
4 5 (4.90%) Billing
4 5 (4.90%) Telecoms
5 4 (3.92%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.96%) Back Office
6 2 (1.96%) Electronics
6 2 (1.96%) Marketing
7 1 (0.98%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.98%) Legal
7 1 (0.98%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 45 (44.12%) Security Engineer
2 40 (39.22%) Network Engineer
3 25 (24.51%) Network Security Engineer
4 17 (16.67%) Analyst
4 17 (16.67%) IP Engineer
4 17 (16.67%) IP Security Engineer
5 15 (14.71%) Network Analyst
6 14 (13.73%) Senior Security Engineer
7 12 (11.76%) Firewall Engineer
8 10 (9.80%) Check Point Expert
8 10 (9.80%) Senior Network Engineer
9 7 (6.86%) Consultant
9 7 (6.86%) IP Expert
9 7 (6.86%) Senior IP Engineer
9 7 (6.86%) Senior Network Security Engineer
10 6 (5.88%) Support Engineer
11 5 (4.90%) Cisco Engineer
12 4 (3.92%) Network Support
12 4 (3.92%) Network Support Engineer
12 4 (3.92%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.96%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.98%) CSS
2 1 (0.98%) OCX
2 1 (0.98%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 8 (7.84%) Data Centre
3 3 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.94%) RSA SecurID
4 2 (1.96%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.96%) DataPower
5 1 (0.98%) CLARiiON
5 1 (0.98%) Clustering
5 1 (0.98%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.98%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (0.98%) EqualLogic
5 1 (0.98%) IVR
5 1 (0.98%) PKI
5 1 (0.98%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.98%) Replication
5 1 (0.98%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.84%) Linux
2 7 (6.86%) Unix
3 6 (5.88%) Windows
4 2 (1.96%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.98%) CentOS
5 1 (0.98%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (10.78%) High Availability
1 11 (10.78%) Load Balancing
2 10 (9.80%) DDoS Mitigation
2 10 (9.80%) Deep Packet Inspection
3 9 (8.82%) Kalman Filter
4 8 (7.84%) Network Design
5 7 (6.86%) ITIL
5 7 (6.86%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 7 (6.86%) SIEM
5 7 (6.86%) Two-Factor Authentication
6 6 (5.88%) Service Delivery
7 5 (4.90%) CRM
7 5 (4.90%) Network Monitoring
7 5 (4.90%) Performance Management
8 4 (3.92%) E-Commerce
8 4 (3.92%) Low Latency
8 4 (3.92%) Network Management
8 4 (3.92%) Project Management
8 4 (3.92%) Web Filtering
9 3 (2.94%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.98%) PowerShell
1 1 (0.98%) Python
1 1 (0.98%) Shell Script
1 1 (0.98%) SQL
1 1 (0.98%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 72 (70.59%) Cisco Certification
2 60 (58.82%) CCSA
3 57 (55.88%) CCNP
4 26 (25.49%) CCIE
5 18 (17.65%) CCNA
6 13 (12.75%) Check Point Certification
6 13 (12.75%) Security Cleared
7 11 (10.78%) SC Cleared
8 10 (9.80%) Degree
9 8 (7.84%) CCDP
9 8 (7.84%) CISSP
9 8 (7.84%) JNCIP
10 7 (6.86%) JNCIE
11 4 (3.92%) CCDA
11 4 (3.92%) JNCIA
12 3 (2.94%) JNCIS
13 2 (1.96%) CCSP
13 2 (1.96%) DV Cleared
13 2 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (1.96%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (2.94%) SLA
2 1 (0.98%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (12.75%) ProxySG
2 9 (8.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.96%) Snort
3 2 (1.96%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.98%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.98%) ISA Server
4 1 (0.98%) vCloud
4 1 (0.98%) vSphere
4 1 (0.98%) Xen
Systems Management
1 20 (19.61%) FortiGate
2 11 (10.78%) Cisco Prime
3 8 (7.84%) OpenView
4 2 (1.96%) Proventia
5 1 (0.98%) Cacti
5 1 (0.98%) Nagios
5 1 (0.98%) Nessus
5 1 (0.98%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.98%) SmokePing
5 1 (0.98%) vMotion
Vendors
1 102 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 98 (96.08%) Cisco
3 39 (38.24%) F5
4 27 (26.47%) Juniper
5 26 (25.49%) Blue Coat
6 12 (11.76%) Palo Alto
7 10 (9.80%) Microsoft
7 10 (9.80%) VMware
8 8 (7.84%) Citrix
8 8 (7.84%) HP
9 7 (6.86%) Fortinet
9 7 (6.86%) Nokia
9 7 (6.86%) Splunk
10 6 (5.88%) IronPort
11 5 (4.90%) Aruba
11 5 (4.90%) Extreme Networks
11 5 (4.90%) Intel Security
12 4 (3.92%) Cramer
12 4 (3.92%) NICE Systems
12 4 (3.92%) SolarWinds
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