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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE)
Rank 540 535 535
Rank change year-on-year
-5 0
Contract jobs citing CCSE 64 30 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.059% 0.083%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.61% 0.33% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 14 18
Average daily rate
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£375 £413 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £325 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £480 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10430 9053 9821
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.08% 17.71% 16.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 5879 4854 5076
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 467 502 610
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.62% -2.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 64 £375 -9.09% 20
London +32 26 £420 -9.18% 3
South East -13 15 £343 -44.30% 5
East of England -25 12 £375 -9.09% 5
City of London +19 10 £425 -
Hampshire - 10 £343 -
Yorkshire +6 8 £401 +23.23% 6
North Yorkshire - 6 £401 -
York - 6 £401 -
Bedfordshire - 6 £350 - 4
Berkshire +6 3 - - 4
Reading +7 2 - - 1
West Yorkshire +2 2 £400 +23.07% 4
Suffolk - 2 £375 -
Ipswich - 2 £375 -
Leeds +2 1 £400 +23.07% 3
Bedford - 1 £350 - 3
Manchester - 1 £425 -
Slough - 1 - - 1
Surrey - 1 - -
Woking - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
North West - 1 £425 -
South West - 1 - -
Wales - - - - 4
West Midlands - - - - 1
Channel Islands - - - -
South Wales - - - - 4
Sheffield - - - - 1
Kent - - - - 1

CCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 118 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 102 (86.44%) Cisco
3 96 (81.36%) Firewall
4 92 (77.97%) Cisco Certification
5 84 (71.19%) Network Security
6 78 (66.10%) CCNP
7 56 (47.46%) Blue Coat
8 49 (41.53%) CCSA
9 46 (38.98%) F5
10 40 (33.90%) Cisco ASA
11 38 (32.20%) Linux
12 37 (31.36%) Juniper
13 36 (30.51%) BGP
14 34 (28.81%) OSPF
14 34 (28.81%) CISSP
15 33 (27.97%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 33 (27.97%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
16 32 (27.12%) Cisco IOS
17 30 (25.42%) BIG-IP
18 28 (23.73%) VMware Infrastructure
18 28 (23.73%) VMware
18 28 (23.73%) Citrix
18 28 (23.73%) DNS
19 27 (22.88%) LAN
20 26 (22.03%) DHCP
20 26 (22.03%) NetScreen
21 25 (21.19%) Thin Client
21 25 (21.19%) E-Commerce
21 25 (21.19%) Infoblox
21 25 (21.19%) Imperva

CCSE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (0.85%) MS Exchange
1 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (1.69%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.85%) MS Office
2 1 (0.85%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 96 (81.36%) Firewall
2 84 (71.19%) Network Security
3 40 (33.90%) Cisco ASA
4 36 (30.51%) BGP
5 34 (28.81%) OSPF
6 33 (27.97%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 33 (27.97%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 32 (27.12%) Cisco IOS
8 30 (25.42%) BIG-IP
9 28 (23.73%) DNS
10 27 (22.88%) LAN
11 26 (22.03%) DHCP
11 26 (22.03%) NetScreen
12 25 (21.19%) DMVPN
13 21 (17.80%) WAN
14 15 (12.71%) TCP/IP
14 15 (12.71%) VPN
14 15 (12.71%) Cisco Nexus
15 7 (5.93%) Reverse Proxy
15 7 (5.93%) Internet
General
1 15 (12.71%) Finance
2 13 (11.02%) Banking
3 5 (4.24%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.39%) Financial Institution
4 4 (3.39%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.54%) Retail
5 3 (2.54%) International Banking
6 2 (1.69%) Local Government
6 2 (1.69%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.85%) Law
Job Titles
1 44 (37.29%) Security Engineer
2 39 (33.05%) Network Engineer
3 33 (27.97%) Network Security Engineer
4 27 (22.88%) Security Specialist
4 27 (22.88%) Network Security Specialist
4 27 (22.88%) Network Specialist
5 10 (8.47%) Network Security Consultant
5 10 (8.47%) Consultant
5 10 (8.47%) Security Consultant
5 10 (8.47%) Network Consultant
6 6 (5.08%) Analyst
7 5 (4.24%) Architect
7 5 (4.24%) Firewall Engineer
7 5 (4.24%) IT Security Engineer
8 4 (3.39%) Network Support
8 4 (3.39%) Network Analyst
9 3 (2.54%) Trainer
9 3 (2.54%) Designer
9 3 (2.54%) Network Architect
9 3 (2.54%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.85%) CSS
1 1 (0.85%) WAP
1 1 (0.85%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 25 (21.19%) Thin Client
1 25 (21.19%) Fat Client
2 13 (11.02%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.69%) PKI
4 1 (0.85%) CESG
4 1 (0.85%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 38 (32.20%) Linux
2 17 (14.41%) Windows
3 7 (5.93%) UNIX
4 5 (4.24%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (3.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (2.54%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.85%) Solaris
7 1 (0.85%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (21.19%) E-Commerce
2 22 (18.64%) ITIL
3 19 (16.10%) Load Balancing
4 9 (7.63%) SIEM
4 9 (7.63%) Information Security
4 9 (7.63%) Vulnerability Management
5 7 (5.93%) Network Design
5 7 (5.93%) PRINCE2
6 6 (5.08%) Configuration Management
7 5 (4.24%) Service Management
7 5 (4.24%) Change Control
7 5 (4.24%) Network Management
7 5 (4.24%) Migration
8 4 (3.39%) Cyber Security
9 3 (2.54%) Fault Management
9 3 (2.54%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (2.54%) Project Management
9 3 (2.54%) Information Security Management
9 3 (2.54%) Security Management
10 2 (1.69%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 13 (11.02%) C
2 2 (1.69%) Perl
2 2 (1.69%) Ruby
2 2 (1.69%) PowerShell
2 2 (1.69%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 92 (77.97%) Cisco Certification
2 78 (66.10%) CCNP
3 49 (41.53%) CCSA
4 34 (28.81%) CISSP
5 13 (11.02%) CCIE
5 13 (11.02%) CCSP
6 11 (9.32%) CCNA
7 10 (8.47%) JNCIS
8 9 (7.63%) Security Cleared
9 8 (6.78%) SC Cleared
9 8 (6.78%) Check Point Certification
10 7 (5.93%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (5.93%) MCSE
11 6 (5.08%) CISM
11 6 (5.08%) ISACA
11 6 (5.08%) JNCIP
11 6 (5.08%) JNCIE
12 5 (4.24%) JNCIA
12 5 (4.24%) MCSA
13 4 (3.39%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.93%) COBIT
1 7 (5.93%) PCI DSS
2 4 (3.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.54%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.69%) SLA
5 1 (0.85%) QA
System Software
1 28 (23.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (4.24%) ProxySG
3 3 (2.54%) Snort
4 1 (0.85%) vSphere
4 1 (0.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.85%) OpenView
1 1 (0.85%) Netcool
1 1 (0.85%) SolarWinds Orion
1 1 (0.85%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (0.85%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 118 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 102 (86.44%) Cisco
3 56 (47.46%) Blue Coat
4 46 (38.98%) F5
5 37 (31.36%) Juniper
6 28 (23.73%) Citrix
6 28 (23.73%) VMware
7 25 (21.19%) Infoblox
7 25 (21.19%) Imperva
8 16 (13.56%) HP
9 12 (10.17%) Websense
10 11 (9.32%) Microsoft
11 8 (6.78%) McAfee
12 5 (4.24%) Sourcefire
13 4 (3.39%) Fortinet
14 3 (2.54%) Brocade
14 3 (2.54%) Sophos
14 3 (2.54%) Nokia
14 3 (2.54%) Red Hat
14 3 (2.54%) IBM
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