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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE)
Rank 545 524 516
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -8
Contract jobs citing CCSE 51 71 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.096% 0.13% 0.080%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.50% 0.69% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 56 17
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Average hourly rate £39.00 - -
UK excluding London average 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
10111 10309 8643
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.96% 19.47% 18.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 5816 6000 4631
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £525 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 501 532 472
Average hourly rate £23.75 £18.70 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.00% -16.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.36 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%

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 29 May 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 26 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 29 May 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 -52 40 £425 +6.25% 17
South East -1 17 £406 +25.00% 5
London -8 16 £425 - 6
Berkshire +8 10 - - 1
City of London +9 6 £550 +27.53% 4
Bracknell -2 6 - -
Hampshire -1 4 £388 +16.54%
Renfrewshire - 4 £345 -
Erskine - 4 £345 -
Scotland - 4 £345 -
Birmingham -5 3 £315 -30.00% 2
West Midlands -7 3 £315 -30.00% 2
Reading +1 2 - -
East of England -1 2 - - 2
East Midlands - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire - 2 - - 2
Cambridgeshire - 2 - -
Leicestershire - 2 - -
Cambridge - 2 - -
Milton Keynes - 2 - - 2
Havant - 1 - -
Hounslow - 1 - - 1
Chatham - 1 £425 -
Basingstoke - 1 - -
Kent - 1 £425 -
Winchester - 1 £388 -

CCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 131 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 129 (98.47%) Cisco
3 116 (88.55%) Firewall
4 114 (87.02%) Cisco Certification
5 101 (77.10%) Cisco ASA
6 100 (76.34%) CCNP
7 92 (70.23%) F5
8 87 (66.41%) Blue Coat
9 74 (56.49%) OSPF
10 69 (52.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 68 (51.91%) Cisco IOS
12 66 (50.38%) DNS
13 65 (49.62%) Network Security
14 60 (45.80%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 60 (45.80%) DHCP
14 60 (45.80%) Juniper
15 58 (44.27%) BIG-IP
15 58 (44.27%) VMware
16 55 (41.98%) Citrix
17 53 (40.46%) BGP
18 52 (39.69%) VMware Infrastructure
19 50 (38.17%) Infoblox
20 47 (35.88%) CCSA
21 39 (29.77%) NetScreen
21 39 (29.77%) E-Commerce
22 37 (28.24%) HP
23 36 (27.48%) Linux
24 35 (26.72%) DMVPN
25 34 (25.95%) Imperva
26 33 (25.19%) Fat Client

CCSE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 1 (0.76%) MS Exchange
1 1 (0.76%) IIS
1 1 (0.76%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (0.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.29%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 116 (88.55%) Firewall
2 101 (77.10%) Cisco ASA
3 74 (56.49%) OSPF
4 69 (52.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 68 (51.91%) Cisco IOS
6 66 (50.38%) DNS
7 65 (49.62%) Network Security
8 60 (45.80%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 60 (45.80%) DHCP
9 58 (44.27%) BIG-IP
10 53 (40.46%) BGP
11 39 (29.77%) NetScreen
12 35 (26.72%) DMVPN
13 29 (22.14%) LAN
14 24 (18.32%) Cisco Nexus
14 24 (18.32%) WAN
15 23 (17.56%) VPN
16 20 (15.27%) SSL
17 18 (13.74%) TCP/IP
18 15 (11.45%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (0.76%) SQL Server
General
1 16 (12.21%) Telecoms
2 13 (9.92%) Finance
3 8 (6.11%) Banking
4 5 (3.82%) Spanish Language
5 4 (3.05%) Advertising
5 4 (3.05%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.53%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.53%) Billing
6 2 (1.53%) Retail
7 1 (0.76%) Local Government
7 1 (0.76%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.76%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 36 (27.48%) Network Engineer
2 35 (26.72%) Network Specialist
3 33 (25.19%) Network Security Specialist
3 33 (25.19%) Security Specialist
4 28 (21.37%) Security Engineer
5 18 (13.74%) Analyst
6 13 (9.92%) Network Security Engineer
7 8 (6.11%) Network Analyst
7 8 (6.11%) Consultant
7 8 (6.11%) Design Engineer
8 7 (5.34%) Network Consultant
8 7 (5.34%) Security Consultant
8 7 (5.34%) Senior Security Engineer
9 6 (4.58%) Infrastructure Specialist
9 6 (4.58%) Senior Network Engineer
9 6 (4.58%) Network Design Engineer
9 6 (4.58%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
9 6 (4.58%) Network Security Consultant
10 5 (3.82%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
10 5 (3.82%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.53%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 33 (25.19%) Fat Client
1 33 (25.19%) Analytical Skills
1 33 (25.19%) Thin Client
2 25 (19.08%) Data Centre
3 8 (6.11%) PKI
4 5 (3.82%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.76%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 36 (27.48%) Linux
2 4 (3.05%) Windows
3 2 (1.53%) UNIX
4 1 (0.76%) Mac OS
4 1 (0.76%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (29.77%) E-Commerce
2 32 (24.43%) Load Balancing
3 22 (16.79%) Mentoring
4 15 (11.45%) ITIL
4 15 (11.45%) Line Management
5 7 (5.34%) Network Design
6 6 (4.58%) Incident Management
7 4 (3.05%) Kalman Filter
7 4 (3.05%) Change Control
7 4 (3.05%) Project Planning
8 3 (2.29%) QMS
8 3 (2.29%) SIEM
8 3 (2.29%) ITIL V3
8 3 (2.29%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (2.29%) Database Security
8 3 (2.29%) Data Centre Operations
8 3 (2.29%) Project Management
8 3 (2.29%) Quality Management
9 2 (1.53%) Change Management
9 2 (1.53%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 24 (18.32%) C
Qualifications
1 114 (87.02%) Cisco Certification
2 100 (76.34%) CCNP
3 47 (35.88%) CCSA
4 18 (13.74%) CCIE
5 16 (12.21%) CCNA
6 15 (11.45%) CCSP
7 10 (7.63%) Degree
8 9 (6.87%) CCDP
9 8 (6.11%) Check Point Certification
10 7 (5.34%) JNCIS
11 6 (4.58%) HP ASE
11 6 (4.58%) HP MASE
11 6 (4.58%) Security Cleared
11 6 (4.58%) SC Cleared
12 5 (3.82%) JNCIP
12 5 (3.82%) JNCIE
13 4 (3.05%) CISSP
14 3 (2.29%) CCDA
15 1 (0.76%) DV Cleared
15 1 (0.76%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.58%) PCI DSS
2 4 (3.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (2.29%) GPG13
3 3 (2.29%) SLA
4 1 (0.76%) QA
System Software
1 52 (39.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (12.98%) XenServer
3 9 (6.87%) ProxySG
4 4 (3.05%) Snort
5 2 (1.53%) Active Directory
5 2 (1.53%) Squid
6 1 (0.76%) vSphere
6 1 (0.76%) XenApp
6 1 (0.76%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 8 (6.11%) FortiGate
2 1 (0.76%) Nessus
Vendors
1 131 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 129 (98.47%) Cisco
3 92 (70.23%) F5
4 87 (66.41%) Blue Coat
5 60 (45.80%) Juniper
6 58 (44.27%) VMware
7 55 (41.98%) Citrix
8 50 (38.17%) Infoblox
9 37 (28.24%) HP
10 34 (25.95%) Imperva
11 15 (11.45%) Nokia
12 13 (9.92%) Fortinet
13 9 (6.87%) Sourcefire
14 7 (5.34%) IronPort
15 6 (4.58%) Riverbed
15 6 (4.58%) Tufin
16 4 (3.05%) TippingPoint
17 3 (2.29%) Brocade
17 3 (2.29%) LogRhythm
17 3 (2.29%) Microsoft
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