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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE)
Rank 515 554 535
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -19
Contract jobs citing CCSE 77 16 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.031% 0.053%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.69% 0.17% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 8 12
Average daily rate
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£401 £375 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.80% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £343 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £430 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £381
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -8.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £38.75 £28.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.39% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £28.00 -
% change year-on-year
+38.39% -

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
11109 9220 8729
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.48% 18.01% 17.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 6529 5132 4572
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 539 401 602
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.60 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +30 73 £401 +6.80% 10
London +31 29 £427 +6.62% 2
Yorkshire - 20 £401 - 4
North Yorkshire - 18 £401 -
York - 18 £401 -
City of London +15 13 £425 -15.00% 1
South East -18 13 £338 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 8 £325 -
Milton Keynes - 7 £318 -
Berkshire 0 4 £315 - 1
Wales - 4 £300 -
Slough -1 3 £315 - 1
North West -8 3 £363 +3.57%
Manchester -11 2 £363 +3.57%
Leeds - 2 £313 - 2
West Yorkshire - 2 £313 - 3
West Midlands -5 1 £375 -
South Wales - 1 £300 -
East of England - 1 - - 3
Reading - 1 - -
Bedford - 1 - - 2
Bridgend - 1 £300 -
Southampton - 1 £390 -
Stratford-upon-Avon - 1 £375 -
Bedfordshire - 1 - - 3
Warwickshire - 1 £375 -
East Midlands - 1 £400 -
Hampshire - 1 £390 -
Kent - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -

CCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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
2 121 (93.08%) Cisco
3 115 (88.46%) Firewall
4 108 (83.08%) Cisco Certification
5 97 (74.62%) CCNP
6 88 (67.69%) F5
7 72 (55.38%) Cisco ASA
8 66 (50.77%) CCSA
9 64 (49.23%) Network Security
10 59 (45.38%) Blue Coat
11 47 (36.15%) OSPF
12 43 (33.08%) BGP
12 43 (33.08%) Juniper
12 43 (33.08%) LAN
12 43 (33.08%) WAN
13 40 (30.77%) Cisco IOS
13 40 (30.77%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 37 (28.46%) VPN
15 35 (26.92%) BIG-IP
16 34 (26.15%) DNS
17 32 (24.62%) Load Balancing
17 32 (24.62%) Analytical Skills
18 30 (23.08%) Cisco Nexus
19 29 (22.31%) TCP/IP
20 28 (21.54%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
21 26 (20.00%) Mentoring
21 26 (20.00%) Citrix
21 26 (20.00%) VMware
22 25 (19.23%) CCSP
22 25 (19.23%) DHCP

CCSE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 2 (1.54%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (3.85%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.31%) MS Office
3 2 (1.54%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.54%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 5 (3.85%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 115 (88.46%) Firewall
2 72 (55.38%) Cisco ASA
3 64 (49.23%) Network Security
4 47 (36.15%) OSPF
5 43 (33.08%) BGP
5 43 (33.08%) WAN
5 43 (33.08%) LAN
6 40 (30.77%) Cisco IOS
6 40 (30.77%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 37 (28.46%) VPN
8 35 (26.92%) BIG-IP
9 34 (26.15%) DNS
10 30 (23.08%) Cisco Nexus
11 29 (22.31%) TCP/IP
12 28 (21.54%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 25 (19.23%) DHCP
14 23 (17.69%) Cisco PIX
15 18 (13.85%) DMVPN
15 18 (13.85%) TACACS
16 16 (12.31%) NetScreen
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.54%) SQL Server
1 2 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 15 (11.54%) Banking
2 13 (10.00%) Finance
3 10 (7.69%) Spanish Language
4 6 (4.62%) Investment Banking
5 5 (3.85%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.31%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.77%) Legal
7 1 (0.77%) Local Government
7 1 (0.77%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.77%) Retail
Job Titles
1 65 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 40 (30.77%) Security Engineer
3 30 (23.08%) Network Security Engineer
4 19 (14.62%) Security Specialist
5 16 (12.31%) Network Specialist
5 16 (12.31%) Network Security Specialist
6 15 (11.54%) Senior Network Engineer
7 14 (10.77%) Analyst
8 10 (7.69%) Network Analyst
9 9 (6.92%) Security Consultant
9 9 (6.92%) Consultant
9 9 (6.92%) Firewall Engineer
10 8 (6.15%) Network Consultant
10 8 (6.15%) Network Security Consultant
11 7 (5.38%) Senior Security Engineer
12 6 (4.62%) Data Network Engineer
13 3 (2.31%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
13 3 (2.31%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
13 3 (2.31%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 3 (2.31%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.38%) WAP
2 3 (2.31%) CSS
3 1 (0.77%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 32 (24.62%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (11.54%) Fat Client
2 15 (11.54%) Thin Client
3 8 (6.15%) PKI
4 7 (5.38%) Mobile App
5 5 (3.85%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.31%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.54%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.77%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 23 (17.69%) Linux
2 14 (10.77%) Windows
3 13 (10.00%) UNIX
4 6 (4.62%) Windows 2000
5 2 (1.54%) Solaris
5 2 (1.54%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.77%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.77%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (24.62%) Load Balancing
2 26 (20.00%) Mentoring
3 19 (14.62%) E-Commerce
4 15 (11.54%) ITIL
4 15 (11.54%) Fault Management
5 13 (10.00%) Incident Management
6 12 (9.23%) Network Management
6 12 (9.23%) Change Management
6 12 (9.23%) Project Management
7 8 (6.15%) Problem Management
8 7 (5.38%) Network Architecture
9 6 (4.62%) Migration
9 6 (4.62%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (4.62%) Line Management
9 6 (4.62%) Low Latency
10 5 (3.85%) Performance Tuning
10 5 (3.85%) Project Planning
10 5 (3.85%) Root Cause Analysis
10 5 (3.85%) Release Management
11 4 (3.08%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (9.23%) C
2 4 (3.08%) Perl
2 4 (3.08%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.77%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 108 (83.08%) Cisco Certification
2 97 (74.62%) CCNP
3 66 (50.77%) CCSA
4 25 (19.23%) CCSP
5 18 (13.85%) Security Cleared
6 16 (12.31%) CCNA
7 14 (10.77%) SC Cleared
8 13 (10.00%) CCIE
9 9 (6.92%) CCDP
9 9 (6.92%) Degree
10 8 (6.15%) Check Point Certification
11 6 (4.62%) CISSP
12 4 (3.08%) JNCIS
12 4 (3.08%) DV Cleared
13 2 (1.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 2 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (1.54%) CCDA
13 2 (1.54%) MCSE
13 2 (1.54%) MCSA
13 2 (1.54%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.23%) SLA
2 5 (3.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.54%) QA
4 1 (0.77%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.77%) GPG13
System Software
1 21 (16.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (9.23%) ProxySG
3 4 (3.08%) Snort
3 4 (3.08%) XenServer
4 2 (1.54%) Forefront TMG
4 2 (1.54%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.54%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 7 (5.38%) OpenView
1 7 (5.38%) Netcool
2 2 (1.54%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 130 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 121 (93.08%) Cisco
3 88 (67.69%) F5
4 59 (45.38%) Blue Coat
5 43 (33.08%) Juniper
6 26 (20.00%) Citrix
6 26 (20.00%) VMware
7 24 (18.46%) HP
8 19 (14.62%) Infoblox
9 18 (13.85%) Nokia
10 15 (11.54%) Imperva
11 13 (10.00%) Sourcefire
12 10 (7.69%) Nortel
12 10 (7.69%) Radware
12 10 (7.69%) Microsoft
13 8 (6.15%) Fortinet
14 7 (5.38%) Crossbeam
15 5 (3.85%) Computacenter
15 5 (3.85%) BMC
15 5 (3.85%) Remedy