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 3 May 2016 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE)
Rank 598 575 575
Rank change year-on-year
-23 0
Contract jobs citing CCSE 49 65 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.088% 0.12% 0.099%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.41% 0.60% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 36 38
Median daily rate £425 £401 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.11% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £350 £334
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £438 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £39.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £39.00 -

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
11823 10917 10896
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.26% 19.56% 19.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 7400 6170 6185
Median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £530 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 407 546 556
Median hourly rate £32.00 £22.50 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.22% +16.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £49.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 3 May 2016.

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 3 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -32 44 £410 -3.52% 10
South East -1 18 £450 +12.50%
London -26 12 £435 +2.35% 5
Berkshire +9 11 £450 -
Yorkshire 0 7 - - 1
Sheffield - 7 - -
South Yorkshire - 7 - -
Reading 0 5 £450 -
Hampshire 0 5 £450 +12.50%
West Midlands -6 3 £375 -1.96% 1
Northern Ireland - 3 £575 -
County Antrim - 3 £575 -
Belfast - 3 £575 -
Harrow - 3 £410 -
East Midlands +5 2 £400 -
Maidenhead +2 2 - -
Weymouth - 2 £268 - 1
Cannock - 2 £375 -
Staines - 2 £500 -
Dorset - 2 £268 - 1
Staffordshire - 2 £375 -
Surrey - 2 £500 -
South West - 2 £268 - 2
Nottingham -3 1 £400 -
Bracknell -3 1 £315 -
Nottinghamshire -4 1 £400 -
Derbyshire - 1 - -
Derby - 1 - -
Havant - 1 - -
Southampton - 1 £390 -

CCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, 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 89 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 86 (96.63%) Cisco
3 79 (88.76%) Firewall
4 62 (69.66%) Cisco Certification
5 61 (68.54%) Network Security
6 54 (60.67%) Cisco ASA
6 54 (60.67%) CCSA
7 52 (58.43%) CCNP
8 47 (52.81%) F5
9 38 (42.70%) LAN
10 33 (37.08%) WAN
11 32 (35.96%) Blue Coat
12 28 (31.46%) VPN
13 25 (28.09%) Juniper
14 22 (24.72%) TCP/IP
14 22 (24.72%) BGP
14 22 (24.72%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 21 (23.60%) OSPF
16 18 (20.22%) CCNA
17 17 (19.10%) DNS
17 17 (19.10%) Cisco PIX
18 16 (17.98%) Load Balancing
18 16 (17.98%) FortiGate
19 15 (16.85%) Cisco IOS
19 15 (16.85%) CCIE
20 14 (15.73%) Citrix
20 14 (15.73%) Linux
20 14 (15.73%) BIG-IP
20 14 (15.73%) Cisco Nexus
21 13 (14.61%) Check Point Certification

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 3 (3.37%) Apache
2 2 (2.25%) IIS
2 2 (2.25%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.12%) nginx
3 1 (1.12%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (3.37%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.37%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.12%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 79 (88.76%) Firewall
2 61 (68.54%) Network Security
3 54 (60.67%) Cisco ASA
4 38 (42.70%) LAN
5 33 (37.08%) WAN
6 28 (31.46%) VPN
7 22 (24.72%) BGP
7 22 (24.72%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 22 (24.72%) TCP/IP
8 21 (23.60%) OSPF
9 17 (19.10%) Cisco PIX
9 17 (19.10%) DNS
10 15 (16.85%) Cisco IOS
11 14 (15.73%) BIG-IP
11 14 (15.73%) Cisco Nexus
12 12 (13.48%) VRRP
13 11 (12.36%) VLAN
14 10 (11.24%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 10 (11.24%) FWSM
15 9 (10.11%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.25%) MySQL
2 1 (1.12%) SQL Server
General
1 9 (10.11%) Banking
1 9 (10.11%) Finance
2 5 (5.62%) Billing
2 5 (5.62%) Retail
2 5 (5.62%) Spanish Language
2 5 (5.62%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.25%) Back Office
4 1 (1.12%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.12%) Legal
Job Titles
1 45 (50.56%) Security Engineer
2 41 (46.07%) Network Engineer
3 30 (33.71%) Network Security Engineer
4 14 (15.73%) Analyst
5 12 (13.48%) IP Engineer
5 12 (13.48%) IP Security Engineer
5 12 (13.48%) Network Analyst
6 11 (12.36%) Senior Security Engineer
7 9 (10.11%) Senior Network Engineer
8 7 (7.87%) Senior Network Security Engineer
9 6 (6.74%) Check Point Expert
9 6 (6.74%) Cisco Engineer
9 6 (6.74%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 6 (6.74%) Network Security Analyst
9 6 (6.74%) Security Analyst
10 5 (5.62%) Consultant
10 5 (5.62%) Network Security Specialist
10 5 (5.62%) Network Specialist
10 5 (5.62%) Security Consultant
10 5 (5.62%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.12%) 802.1X
1 1 (1.12%) CSS
1 1 (1.12%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.99%) Data Centre
1 8 (8.99%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 5 (5.62%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.49%) DataPower
3 4 (4.49%) Fat Client
3 4 (4.49%) Thin Client
4 3 (3.37%) RSA SecurID
5 2 (2.25%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.25%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.12%) CLARiiON
6 1 (1.12%) Clustering
6 1 (1.12%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.12%) EqualLogic
6 1 (1.12%) IVR
6 1 (1.12%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.12%) PKI
6 1 (1.12%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.12%) Replication
6 1 (1.12%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 14 (15.73%) Linux
2 7 (7.87%) Unix
2 7 (7.87%) Windows
3 3 (3.37%) CentOS
3 3 (3.37%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.12%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (17.98%) Load Balancing
2 10 (11.24%) SIEM
3 9 (10.11%) High Availability
4 8 (8.99%) DDoS Mitigation
4 8 (8.99%) Deep Packet Inspection
5 6 (6.74%) E-Commerce
5 6 (6.74%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 5 (5.62%) CRM
6 5 (5.62%) Kalman Filter
6 5 (5.62%) Mentoring
6 5 (5.62%) Performance Management
7 4 (4.49%) ITIL
7 4 (4.49%) Network Design
8 3 (3.37%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (3.37%) Functional Testing
8 3 (3.37%) Information Security
8 3 (3.37%) Network Monitoring
8 3 (3.37%) Performance Optimisation
8 3 (3.37%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (3.37%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.37%) C
2 1 (1.12%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.12%) Python
2 1 (1.12%) SQL
2 1 (1.12%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 62 (69.66%) Cisco Certification
2 54 (60.67%) CCSA
3 52 (58.43%) CCNP
4 18 (20.22%) CCNA
5 15 (16.85%) CCIE
6 13 (14.61%) Check Point Certification
7 9 (10.11%) CISSP
8 7 (7.87%) Degree
8 7 (7.87%) Security Cleared
9 5 (5.62%) CCDP
10 4 (4.49%) CCDA
11 3 (3.37%) JNCIA
11 3 (3.37%) MCSE
11 3 (3.37%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (3.37%) SC Cleared
12 2 (2.25%) DV Cleared
12 2 (2.25%) RHCE
12 2 (2.25%) RHCSA
13 1 (1.12%) HND
13 1 (1.12%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (3.37%) SLA
3 1 (1.12%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.12%) QA
System Software
1 12 (13.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (12.36%) ProxySG
3 6 (6.74%) Snort
4 3 (3.37%) Active Directory
4 3 (3.37%) vSphere
5 2 (2.25%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.12%) ISA Server
6 1 (1.12%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 16 (17.98%) FortiGate
2 6 (6.74%) Proventia
3 4 (4.49%) Nessus
4 1 (1.12%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.12%) vMotion
Vendors
1 89 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 86 (96.63%) Cisco
3 47 (52.81%) F5
4 32 (35.96%) Blue Coat
5 25 (28.09%) Juniper
6 14 (15.73%) Citrix
7 12 (13.48%) VMware
8 10 (11.24%) Nokia
9 8 (8.99%) IronPort
10 7 (7.87%) Fortinet
11 6 (6.74%) HP
11 6 (6.74%) Sourcefire
12 4 (4.49%) Cramer
12 4 (4.49%) Foundry
12 4 (4.49%) IBM
12 4 (4.49%) Imperva
12 4 (4.49%) Infoblox
12 4 (4.49%) Intel Security
12 4 (4.49%) Microsoft
13 3 (3.37%) Aruba