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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE)
Rank 515 533 516
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -17
Contract jobs citing CCSE 68 20 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.042% 0.052%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.66% 0.22% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 11 15
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £457 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-5.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 £55.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.72% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £55.00 -
% change year-on-year
-22.72% -

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
10280 9096 7991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.15% 18.89% 17.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 5979 4931 4211
Average daily rate £396 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.60% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £225 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 471 411 548
Average hourly rate £19.45 £19.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.36% -20.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.82 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £44.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -30.00%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015. 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 67 £407 +1.62% 13
Yorkshire +19 27 £401 +3.35% 5
London +13 26 £425 +6.25% 3
York +28 25 £401 +3.35% 1
North Yorkshire +24 25 £401 +3.35% 1
City of London +24 14 £413 -
South East -2 8 £375 -15.15% 3
Berkshire - 4 £315 - 2
Slough - 3 £315 - 1
Hampshire -26 2 £375 -15.15%
Leeds - 2 £313 - 2
West Yorkshire - 2 £313 - 4
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
Milton Keynes - 2 - -
South West - 2 - -
East of England 0 1 - - 1
North West -11 1 - - 1
South Wales - 1 £300 -
Wales - 1 £300 -
Reading - 1 - - 1
Bridgend - 1 £300 -
Cheshire - 1 - - 1
Bedfordshire - 1 - - 1
Bedford - 1 - - 1
Birmingham - - - -
Bradford - - - -
Essex - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Kent - - - -

CCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

1 134 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 128 (95.52%) Cisco
3 122 (91.04%) Firewall
4 120 (89.55%) Cisco Certification
5 109 (81.34%) CCNP
6 102 (76.12%) F5
7 90 (67.16%) Cisco ASA
8 77 (57.46%) Blue Coat
9 62 (46.27%) Network Security
10 61 (45.52%) OSPF
11 59 (44.03%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 57 (42.54%) Cisco IOS
13 56 (41.79%) CCSA
14 53 (39.55%) DNS
15 52 (38.81%) BIG-IP
16 49 (36.57%) BGP
17 48 (35.82%) Juniper
18 45 (33.58%) VMware
18 45 (33.58%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
19 44 (32.84%) DHCP
20 42 (31.34%) Analytical Skills
21 40 (29.85%) VMware Infrastructure
22 38 (28.36%) Infoblox
23 37 (27.61%) Citrix
24 36 (26.87%) Load Balancing
25 35 (26.12%) Linux
26 33 (24.63%) LAN
26 33 (24.63%) WAN
27 32 (23.88%) E-Commerce
27 32 (23.88%) HP

CCSE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (1.49%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (2.24%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.49%) MS Office
2 2 (1.49%) S-PLUS
3 1 (0.75%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (5.22%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 122 (91.04%) Firewall
2 90 (67.16%) Cisco ASA
3 62 (46.27%) Network Security
4 61 (45.52%) OSPF
5 59 (44.03%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 57 (42.54%) Cisco IOS
7 53 (39.55%) DNS
8 52 (38.81%) BIG-IP
9 49 (36.57%) BGP
10 45 (33.58%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 44 (32.84%) DHCP
12 33 (24.63%) LAN
12 33 (24.63%) WAN
13 31 (23.13%) VPN
14 30 (22.39%) DMVPN
15 26 (19.40%) NetScreen
16 23 (17.16%) Cisco Nexus
17 22 (16.42%) TCP/IP
18 21 (15.67%) Cisco PIX
19 17 (12.69%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.49%) SQL Server
1 2 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 12 (8.96%) Banking
1 12 (8.96%) Finance
2 10 (7.46%) Spanish Language
3 8 (5.97%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.24%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.24%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.75%) Local Government
5 1 (0.75%) Legal
Job Titles
1 60 (44.78%) Network Engineer
2 32 (23.88%) Security Engineer
3 30 (22.39%) Security Specialist
4 27 (20.15%) Network Security Specialist
4 27 (20.15%) Network Specialist
5 21 (15.67%) Network Security Engineer
6 16 (11.94%) Senior Network Engineer
7 14 (10.45%) Analyst
8 10 (7.46%) Network Analyst
9 7 (5.22%) Firewall Engineer
9 7 (5.22%) Senior Security Engineer
10 5 (3.73%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
10 5 (3.73%) Data Network Engineer
10 5 (3.73%) Infrastructure Specialist
11 4 (2.99%) Consultant
11 4 (2.99%) Security Consultant
12 3 (2.24%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
12 3 (2.24%) Network Security Consultant
12 3 (2.24%) Senior Analyst
12 3 (2.24%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.48%) WAP
2 2 (1.49%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 42 (31.34%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (19.40%) Thin Client
2 26 (19.40%) Fat Client
3 7 (5.22%) PKI
4 6 (4.48%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.99%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (2.24%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.49%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.75%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 35 (26.12%) Linux
2 12 (8.96%) UNIX
2 12 (8.96%) Windows
3 6 (4.48%) Windows 2000
4 2 (1.49%) Solaris
4 2 (1.49%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.75%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.75%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (26.87%) Load Balancing
2 32 (23.88%) E-Commerce
3 28 (20.90%) Mentoring
4 16 (11.94%) ITIL
5 15 (11.19%) Incident Management
6 14 (10.45%) Fault Management
7 13 (9.70%) Project Management
8 11 (8.21%) Change Management
9 9 (6.72%) Line Management
10 8 (5.97%) Network Management
11 7 (5.22%) Problem Management
11 7 (5.22%) Network Architecture
11 7 (5.22%) Root Cause Analysis
12 6 (4.48%) Migration
12 6 (4.48%) ITIL V3
13 5 (3.73%) Project Planning
14 4 (2.99%) Change Control
14 4 (2.99%) Performance Tuning
14 4 (2.99%) Low Latency
14 4 (2.99%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (16.42%) C
2 4 (2.99%) Shell Script
2 4 (2.99%) Perl
3 1 (0.75%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 120 (89.55%) Cisco Certification
2 109 (81.34%) CCNP
3 56 (41.79%) CCSA
4 27 (20.15%) CCSP
5 19 (14.18%) Security Cleared
6 15 (11.19%) CCNA
6 15 (11.19%) SC Cleared
7 13 (9.70%) CCIE
8 7 (5.22%) Degree
8 7 (5.22%) CCDP
9 5 (3.73%) CISSP
9 5 (3.73%) Check Point Certification
10 4 (2.99%) DV Cleared
10 4 (2.99%) JNCIS
11 2 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (1.49%) MCSE
11 2 (1.49%) MCSA
11 2 (1.49%) CCDA
11 2 (1.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (1.49%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.21%) SLA
2 6 (4.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.49%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.49%) QA
3 2 (1.49%) GPG13
System Software
1 40 (29.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (10.45%) ProxySG
3 12 (8.96%) XenServer
4 2 (1.49%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.49%) Terminal Services
4 2 (1.49%) Snort
4 2 (1.49%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (0.75%) Squid
Systems Management
1 6 (4.48%) OpenView
1 6 (4.48%) Netcool
2 1 (0.75%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 134 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 128 (95.52%) Cisco
3 102 (76.12%) F5
4 77 (57.46%) Blue Coat
5 48 (35.82%) Juniper
6 45 (33.58%) VMware
7 38 (28.36%) Infoblox
8 37 (27.61%) Citrix
9 32 (23.88%) HP
10 27 (20.15%) Imperva
11 17 (12.69%) Nokia
12 10 (7.46%) Microsoft
13 9 (6.72%) Sourcefire
13 9 (6.72%) Radware
13 9 (6.72%) Nortel
14 7 (5.22%) Fortinet
14 7 (5.22%) Red Hat
14 7 (5.22%) Remedy
14 7 (5.22%) BMC
15 6 (4.48%) Crossbeam
York, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day 6 Months initially
Posted: 16 hours ago