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 19 February 2017 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE)
UK
Rank 509 584 545
Rank change year-on-year
+75 -39
Contract jobs citing CCSE 77 38 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.073% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.83% 0.34% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 15 62
Median daily rate £375 £425 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +6.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £279 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £400 £401
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -0.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £42.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £42.00 -

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
9267 11022 10562
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.80% 21.26% 20.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 5970 6816 6054
Median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £555 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 438 454 504
Median hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +87.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.19 £12.09 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £57.40 £48.14
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £40.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-25.92% +80.00%

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 19 February 2017.

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 19 February 2017. 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 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 +83 70 £385 -9.41% 11
South East +33 29 £350 -20.00% 3
North East - 21 £360 - 1
Hampshire +23 19 £415 -5.14% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 19 £353 -
Tyne and Wear - 19 £353 -
London +20 13 £450 -14.28% 5
Hook - 13 £423 -
City of London +14 7 £525 - 1
Scotland - 7 £323 - 1
Buckinghamshire +7 6 £342 -
Erskine - 6 £319 -
Renfrewshire - 6 £319 -
Yorkshire +20 5 £375 +31.57% 1
Berkshire +19 4 £350 +3.70%
East Midlands +3 4 £400 -
Milton Keynes - 4 £350 -
Middlesbrough - 3 £375 -
North Yorkshire - 3 £375 -
Nottinghamshire +7 2 £400 -
Bracknell +4 2 £350 -
Nottingham +1 2 £400 -
Northampton - 2 £600 -
Newton Aycliffe - 2 £363 -
Durham - 2 £363 -
Northamptonshire - 2 £600 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £675 - 1
East of England +7 1 £425 -5.55%
Havant -7 1 - -
Colchester - 1 £425 -

CCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, 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.

1 115 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 110 (95.65%) Firewall
3 108 (93.91%) Cisco
4 85 (73.91%) Cisco Certification
5 83 (72.17%) CCNP
6 79 (68.70%) Juniper
7 73 (63.48%) CCSA
8 68 (59.13%) LAN
9 59 (51.30%) Wireless
10 55 (47.83%) ITIL
10 55 (47.83%) Cisco ASA
10 55 (47.83%) Security Cleared
10 55 (47.83%) F5
11 53 (46.09%) WAN
12 52 (45.22%) Network Design
13 51 (44.35%) Riverbed
14 49 (42.61%) SC Cleared
14 49 (42.61%) CCIE
15 46 (40.00%) HP
16 44 (38.26%) Fortinet
16 44 (38.26%) FortiGate
17 42 (36.52%) Network Security
18 40 (34.78%) CCDP
18 40 (34.78%) Service Management
18 40 (34.78%) JNCIA
19 39 (33.91%) JNCIE
19 39 (33.91%) CCIP
20 37 (32.17%) ITSM
20 37 (32.17%) Aruba
21 36 (31.30%) Degree

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 2 (1.74%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (2.61%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.87%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.61%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.87%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 110 (95.65%) Firewall
2 68 (59.13%) LAN
3 59 (51.30%) Wireless
4 55 (47.83%) Cisco ASA
5 53 (46.09%) WAN
6 42 (36.52%) Network Security
7 34 (29.57%) BIG-IP
8 24 (20.87%) VPN
9 15 (13.04%) SSL
10 13 (11.30%) Cisco Nexus
11 10 (8.70%) Wireshark
12 8 (6.96%) OSPF
12 8 (6.96%) TACACS
13 7 (6.09%) Cisco IOS
14 6 (5.22%) DHCP
14 6 (5.22%) NetScaler
14 6 (5.22%) Wi-Fi
15 5 (4.35%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 5 (4.35%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 5 (4.35%) TCP/IP
General
1 27 (23.48%) Telecoms
2 7 (6.09%) Banking
2 7 (6.09%) Finance
3 3 (2.61%) Advertising
3 3 (2.61%) Legal
Job Titles
1 82 (71.30%) Network Engineer
2 25 (21.74%) Security Engineer
3 24 (20.87%) Network Security Engineer
4 14 (12.17%) Analyst
5 12 (10.43%) Network Analyst
6 11 (9.57%) Senior Network Engineer
7 8 (6.96%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 8 (6.96%) Senior Security Engineer
8 7 (6.09%) Cisco Engineer
8 7 (6.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 7 (6.09%) Firewall Engineer
8 7 (6.09%) Senior Network Security Engineer
9 6 (5.22%) Senior Firewall Engineer
10 5 (4.35%) Check Point Analyst
10 5 (4.35%) Firewall Analyst
10 5 (4.35%) Network Specialist
10 5 (4.35%) Security Specialist
11 4 (3.48%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 4 (3.48%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
11 4 (3.48%) Network Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.74%) 802.1X
1 2 (1.74%) Web Services
2 1 (0.87%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 24 (20.87%) Computer Science
2 10 (8.70%) Data Centre
2 10 (8.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (1.74%) Fat Client
3 2 (1.74%) Private Cloud
3 2 (1.74%) RSA SecurID
3 2 (1.74%) Thin Client
4 1 (0.87%) DataPower
4 1 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.87%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 9 (7.83%) Linux
2 1 (0.87%) Unix
2 1 (0.87%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (47.83%) ITIL
2 52 (45.22%) Network Design
3 40 (34.78%) Service Management
4 37 (32.17%) ITSM
5 10 (8.70%) DDoS Mitigation
5 10 (8.70%) Penetration Testing
6 9 (7.83%) Network Management
7 8 (6.96%) Change Management
8 5 (4.35%) Incident Management
8 5 (4.35%) Mentoring
9 4 (3.48%) E-Discovery
9 4 (3.48%) Kalman Filter
10 3 (2.61%) Fault Management
10 3 (2.61%) Information Security
10 3 (2.61%) Infrastructure Management
10 3 (2.61%) Root Cause Analysis
10 3 (2.61%) Service Design
11 2 (1.74%) ITIL V3
11 2 (1.74%) Network Security Management
11 2 (1.74%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.74%) Python
Qualifications
1 85 (73.91%) Cisco Certification
2 83 (72.17%) CCNP
3 73 (63.48%) CCSA
4 55 (47.83%) Security Cleared
5 49 (42.61%) CCIE
5 49 (42.61%) SC Cleared
6 40 (34.78%) CCDP
6 40 (34.78%) JNCIA
7 39 (33.91%) CCIP
7 39 (33.91%) JNCIE
8 36 (31.30%) Degree
9 29 (25.22%) HP ASE
9 29 (25.22%) HP MASE
10 17 (14.78%) CCSP
10 17 (14.78%) Check Point Certification
11 9 (7.83%) CCNA
12 7 (6.09%) JNCIP
13 6 (5.22%) CCMSE
14 5 (4.35%) CISSP
15 4 (3.48%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.48%) SLA
2 3 (2.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.87%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.87%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.74%) vCloud
3 1 (0.87%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 44 (38.26%) FortiGate
2 4 (3.48%) EnCase
2 4 (3.48%) Nagios
3 3 (2.61%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.87%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.87%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.87%) HP NNM
Vendors
1 115 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 108 (93.91%) Cisco
3 79 (68.70%) Juniper
4 55 (47.83%) F5
5 51 (44.35%) Riverbed
6 46 (40.00%) HP
7 44 (38.26%) Fortinet
8 37 (32.17%) Aruba
9 18 (15.65%) Citrix
10 14 (12.17%) Palo Alto
11 11 (9.57%) Blue Coat
12 10 (8.70%) Microsoft
13 9 (7.83%) Nokia
14 8 (6.96%) Brocade
14 8 (6.96%) Extreme Networks
14 8 (6.96%) Samsung
15 6 (5.22%) Dell
15 6 (5.22%) Infoblox
16 4 (3.48%) Meraki
16 4 (3.48%) VMware
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