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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE)
Rank 551 543 553
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +10
Contract jobs citing CCSE 64 26 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.050% 0.061%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.56% 0.29% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 16 11
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£375 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £363 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £373 £388 £368
% change year-on-year
-3.87% +5.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -12.50%

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
11520 8966 10108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.06% 17.13% 18.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 6487 5099 5271
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £545 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 509 384 590
Average hourly rate £19.91 £18.43 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.01% -18.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -23.40%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 +5 57 £375 -3.22% 15
London +38 30 £465 +20.77% 5
South East +1 16 £373 -39.43% 6
City of London +28 13 £500 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 7 £325 - 1
Milton Keynes - 6 £318 -
Berkshire +14 4 £373 - 1
Slough -2 4 £373 - 1
East of England -21 4 £375 -3.22% 1
Hampshire - 4 £375 - 1
South West - 3 £338 -
Wales - 3 - - 1
North West - 2 £363 -
Suffolk - 2 £375 -
Wiltshire - 2 £338 -
Southampton - 2 - - 1
Swindon - 2 £338 -
Manchester - 2 £363 -
Ipswich - 2 £375 -
York +1 1 £401 +3.35%
North Yorkshire -6 1 £401 +3.35%
Yorkshire -10 1 £401 +3.35% 2
Bedfordshire - 1 £338 - 1
Bedford - 1 £338 -
West Midlands - 1 £375 - 1
Scotland - 1 £285 -
Greenwich - - - -
South Wales - - - - 1
Birmingham - - - - 1
Bridgend - - - - 1

CCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 130 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 115 (88.46%) Cisco
3 113 (86.92%) Firewall
4 104 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
5 93 (71.54%) CCNP
6 70 (53.85%) Network Security
7 63 (48.46%) F5
8 58 (44.62%) CCSA
9 51 (39.23%) Blue Coat
10 47 (36.15%) Juniper
10 47 (36.15%) LAN
11 46 (35.38%) Cisco ASA
12 40 (30.77%) WAN
13 38 (29.23%) VPN
14 36 (27.69%) BGP
15 33 (25.38%) OSPF
16 32 (24.62%) Cisco IOS
17 30 (23.08%) TCP/IP
18 29 (22.31%) Cisco Nexus
19 26 (20.00%) CCSP
20 25 (19.23%) Mentoring
21 23 (17.69%) Banking
22 22 (16.92%) Linux
22 22 (16.92%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
22 22 (16.92%) Load Balancing
22 22 (16.92%) BIG-IP
23 21 (16.15%) Analytical Skills
23 21 (16.15%) Citrix
24 20 (15.38%) Security Cleared
25 19 (14.62%) ITIL

CCSE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 4 (3.08%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.54%) MS Office
2 2 (1.54%) S-PLUS
3 1 (0.77%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.54%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 113 (86.92%) Firewall
2 70 (53.85%) Network Security
3 47 (36.15%) LAN
4 46 (35.38%) Cisco ASA
5 40 (30.77%) WAN
6 38 (29.23%) VPN
7 36 (27.69%) BGP
8 33 (25.38%) OSPF
9 32 (24.62%) Cisco IOS
10 30 (23.08%) TCP/IP
11 29 (22.31%) Cisco Nexus
12 22 (16.92%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 22 (16.92%) BIG-IP
13 17 (13.08%) DNS
14 16 (12.31%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 14 (10.77%) DHCP
16 13 (10.00%) SSL
17 12 (9.23%) Reverse Proxy
17 12 (9.23%) Cisco PIX
17 12 (9.23%) DMVPN
Development Applications
1 1 (0.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 23 (17.69%) Banking
2 19 (14.62%) Finance
3 10 (7.69%) Spanish Language
4 7 (5.38%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.31%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.31%) International Banking
6 2 (1.54%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.54%) Local Government
6 2 (1.54%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.54%) Retail
7 1 (0.77%) Legal
Job Titles
1 61 (46.92%) Network Engineer
2 52 (40.00%) Security Engineer
3 36 (27.69%) Network Security Engineer
4 17 (13.08%) Security Specialist
5 14 (10.77%) Network Security Specialist
5 14 (10.77%) Network Specialist
6 13 (10.00%) Senior Network Engineer
7 11 (8.46%) Consultant
7 11 (8.46%) Security Consultant
8 10 (7.69%) Network Security Consultant
8 10 (7.69%) Analyst
8 10 (7.69%) Network Consultant
9 9 (6.92%) Firewall Engineer
10 8 (6.15%) Network Analyst
11 7 (5.38%) Senior Security Engineer
12 5 (3.85%) IT Security Engineer
13 4 (3.08%) Data Network Engineer
13 4 (3.08%) Network Support
14 2 (1.54%) Information Security Engineer
14 2 (1.54%) Network Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.08%) WAP
2 2 (1.54%) CSS
3 1 (0.77%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 21 (16.15%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (12.31%) Management Information System
3 11 (8.46%) Thin Client
3 11 (8.46%) Fat Client
4 8 (6.15%) PKI
5 4 (3.08%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.77%) Clustering
6 1 (0.77%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 22 (16.92%) Linux
2 14 (10.77%) Windows
3 9 (6.92%) UNIX
4 3 (2.31%) Solaris
5 2 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.77%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.77%) FreeBSD
6 1 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (19.23%) Mentoring
2 22 (16.92%) Load Balancing
3 19 (14.62%) ITIL
4 12 (9.23%) E-Commerce
5 10 (7.69%) Fault Management
6 9 (6.92%) Project Management
6 9 (6.92%) Vulnerability Management
6 9 (6.92%) Network Management
7 8 (6.15%) SIEM
7 8 (6.15%) Incident Management
7 8 (6.15%) Change Management
8 7 (5.38%) Configuration Management
9 6 (4.62%) Change Control
9 6 (4.62%) Line Management
9 6 (4.62%) Low Latency
9 6 (4.62%) Problem Management
9 6 (4.62%) Information Security
10 5 (3.85%) Migration
10 5 (3.85%) Project Planning
11 4 (3.08%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.85%) C
2 3 (2.31%) Perl
3 2 (1.54%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.54%) Ruby
3 2 (1.54%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.77%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 104 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 93 (71.54%) CCNP
3 58 (44.62%) CCSA
4 26 (20.00%) CCSP
5 20 (15.38%) Security Cleared
6 17 (13.08%) CISSP
6 17 (13.08%) SC Cleared
7 15 (11.54%) CCIE
8 11 (8.46%) CCNA
9 10 (7.69%) Check Point Certification
10 7 (5.38%) CCDP
10 7 (5.38%) JNCIS
11 6 (4.62%) Degree
12 3 (2.31%) DV Cleared
13 2 (1.54%) HP ASE
13 2 (1.54%) HP MASE
14 1 (0.77%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.38%) COBIT
2 6 (4.62%) SLA
3 4 (3.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (2.31%) ISO 9001
4 3 (2.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (2.31%) PCI DSS
5 2 (1.54%) QA
System Software
1 15 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (6.92%) ProxySG
3 5 (3.85%) Snort
4 2 (1.54%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 4 (3.08%) Netcool
1 4 (3.08%) OpenView
2 1 (0.77%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 130 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 115 (88.46%) Cisco
3 63 (48.46%) F5
4 51 (39.23%) Blue Coat
5 47 (36.15%) Juniper
6 21 (16.15%) Citrix
7 16 (12.31%) HP
8 15 (11.54%) VMware
8 15 (11.54%) Nokia
9 13 (10.00%) Sourcefire
10 11 (8.46%) Infoblox
10 11 (8.46%) Imperva
11 8 (6.15%) Fortinet
11 8 (6.15%) Microsoft
11 8 (6.15%) Websense
12 7 (5.38%) Radware
12 7 (5.38%) Nortel
13 5 (3.85%) McAfee
14 4 (3.08%) Crossbeam
14 4 (3.08%) Brocade
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