The first table below looks at the demand 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications currently tracked.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE)
Rank 532 517 527
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +10
Contract jobs citing CCSE 55 27 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.098% 0.057% 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.50% 0.31% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 12 28
Average daily rate £400 £344 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.36% -19.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £300 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £398 £486
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £308 £413
% change year-on-year
+30.16% -25.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £55.00 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 - £32.50
Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10976 8669 10495
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.50% 18.17% 17.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 6208 4593 5416
Average daily rate £375 £363 £399
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -9.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £538 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 551 472 579
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%

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 April 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 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -60 54 £400 +16.36% 20
London -14 19 £400 +9.58% 5
South East +2 17 £425 +34.92% 6
Yorkshire -9 13 £401 +45.63% 4
North Yorkshire +7 12 £401 +45.63% 1
York - 12 £401 - 1
City of London -11 9 £438 +19.86% 1
Hampshire +10 6 £434 +37.77% 1
Berkshire -4 5 - - 3
Surrey - 5 £300 - 1
East of England -23 4 £400 - 3
Essex - 3 £400 -
Colchester - 3 £400 -
Hertfordshire -8 1 £320 -20.00%
Birmingham -9 1 £450 -
West Midlands -18 1 £450 +41.17%
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 2
Reading - 1 - - 2
Leatherhead - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 - - 2
Aldershot - - - - 1
Bedford - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
High Wycombe - - - - 1
Hounslow - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - - 3
Luton - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -

CCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 70 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 62 (88.57%) Cisco
3 56 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
4 54 (77.14%) Firewall
5 47 (67.14%) CCNP
6 45 (64.29%) Network Security
7 36 (51.43%) Blue Coat
8 31 (44.29%) CCSA
9 30 (42.86%) F5
10 29 (41.43%) Juniper
11 23 (32.86%) Linux
11 23 (32.86%) Cisco ASA
12 22 (31.43%) BGP
13 21 (30.00%) OSPF
13 21 (30.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 21 (30.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 19 (27.14%) Cisco IOS
14 19 (27.14%) Citrix
15 18 (25.71%) BIG-IP
15 18 (25.71%) VMware
15 18 (25.71%) DNS
15 18 (25.71%) DHCP
15 18 (25.71%) NetScreen
15 18 (25.71%) VMware Infrastructure
16 17 (24.29%) Fat Client
16 17 (24.29%) Infoblox
16 17 (24.29%) Imperva
16 17 (24.29%) DMVPN
16 17 (24.29%) Thin Client
16 17 (24.29%) E-Commerce

CCSE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (1.43%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.43%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 54 (77.14%) Firewall
2 45 (64.29%) Network Security
3 23 (32.86%) Cisco ASA
4 22 (31.43%) BGP
5 21 (30.00%) OSPF
5 21 (30.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 21 (30.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 19 (27.14%) Cisco IOS
7 18 (25.71%) BIG-IP
7 18 (25.71%) DNS
7 18 (25.71%) DHCP
7 18 (25.71%) NetScreen
8 17 (24.29%) DMVPN
9 12 (17.14%) WAN
10 10 (14.29%) LAN
11 7 (10.00%) VPN
11 7 (10.00%) Internet
12 6 (8.57%) Cisco PIX
13 4 (5.71%) TCP/IP
13 4 (5.71%) Cisco Nexus
General
1 6 (8.57%) Telecoms
1 6 (8.57%) Finance
2 3 (4.29%) Financial Institution
2 3 (4.29%) Banking
3 1 (1.43%) Law
3 1 (1.43%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (34.29%) Network Engineer
2 19 (27.14%) Security Engineer
3 18 (25.71%) Network Specialist
3 18 (25.71%) Network Security Specialist
3 18 (25.71%) Security Specialist
4 14 (20.00%) Network Security Engineer
5 6 (8.57%) Senior Network Engineer
5 6 (8.57%) Architect
6 4 (5.71%) Network Architect
6 4 (5.71%) Cisco Engineer
7 3 (4.29%) Cisco Security Engineer
7 3 (4.29%) Consultant
7 3 (4.29%) Trainer
7 3 (4.29%) Analyst
7 3 (4.29%) Network Consultant
7 3 (4.29%) Security Consultant
7 3 (4.29%) Network Security Consultant
8 2 (2.86%) IT Security Engineer
8 2 (2.86%) Firewall Engineer
8 2 (2.86%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.43%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (24.29%) Fat Client
1 17 (24.29%) Thin Client
2 1 (1.43%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 23 (32.86%) Linux
2 8 (11.43%) Windows
3 3 (4.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (4.29%) UNIX
4 2 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (24.29%) E-Commerce
2 11 (15.71%) Load Balancing
3 9 (12.86%) ITIL
4 5 (7.14%) PRINCE2
4 5 (7.14%) Migration
5 4 (5.71%) Service Management
5 4 (5.71%) Project Management
6 3 (4.29%) Information Security
6 3 (4.29%) Network Design
7 2 (2.86%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (2.86%) Change Management
8 1 (1.43%) Protective Monitoring
8 1 (1.43%) Technical Analysis
8 1 (1.43%) Vulnerability Management
8 1 (1.43%) Capacity Management
8 1 (1.43%) ITIL V3
8 1 (1.43%) SIEM
8 1 (1.43%) Change Control
8 1 (1.43%) Network Management
8 1 (1.43%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 9 (12.86%) C
Qualifications
1 56 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 47 (67.14%) CCNP
3 31 (44.29%) CCSA
4 16 (22.86%) CISSP
5 13 (18.57%) CCIE
6 11 (15.71%) CCNA
7 8 (11.43%) Security Cleared
8 7 (10.00%) MCSE
8 7 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (10.00%) JNCIP
8 7 (10.00%) JNCIE
9 6 (8.57%) JNCIA
9 6 (8.57%) CISM
9 6 (8.57%) CCSP
9 6 (8.57%) ISACA
10 5 (7.14%) Check Point Certification
10 5 (7.14%) MCSA
10 5 (7.14%) JNCIS
11 4 (5.71%) CCDP
11 4 (5.71%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.71%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.43%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (25.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.29%) ProxySG
3 1 (1.43%) vSphere
3 1 (1.43%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.86%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.43%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (1.43%) Cacti
2 1 (1.43%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 70 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 62 (88.57%) Cisco
3 36 (51.43%) Blue Coat
4 30 (42.86%) F5
5 29 (41.43%) Juniper
6 19 (27.14%) Citrix
7 18 (25.71%) VMware
8 17 (24.29%) Infoblox
8 17 (24.29%) Imperva
9 9 (12.86%) HP
10 6 (8.57%) Microsoft
11 5 (7.14%) Websense
12 3 (4.29%) SolarWinds
12 3 (4.29%) McAfee
12 3 (4.29%) Fortinet
13 2 (2.86%) Sophos
13 2 (2.86%) Nokia
13 2 (2.86%) Splunk
13 2 (2.86%) ArcSight
13 2 (2.86%) Riverbed
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