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 24 January 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE)
UK
Rank 525 570 545
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -25
Contract jobs citing CCSE 68 42 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.084% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.74% 0.40% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 17 53
Median daily rate £360 £413 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% +2.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £338 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £550 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £401 £401
% change year-on-year
-12.60% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 1
Median hourly rate - £39.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.23%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £39.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.23%

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
9162 10487 10169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.42% 20.97% 20.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 5845 6374 5931
Median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 459 494 478
Median hourly rate £29.00 £39.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.64% +108.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.54 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £40.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-27.50% +105.12%

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 24 January 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 29 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 24 January 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 +42 62 £363 -12.12% 6
South East +25 25 £350 -17.64% 1
North East - 18 £360 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 15 £340 -
Tyne and Wear - 15 £340 -
Hampshire +18 13 £360 -17.71% 1
London +5 13 £390 -25.66% 2
Hook - 8 £385 -
Berkshire +16 6 £350 +3.70%
Yorkshire +15 6 £513 +51.85%
City of London +9 6 £450 +12.50%
Buckinghamshire +5 6 £342 -19.64%
Erskine - 6 £319 -
Renfrewshire - 6 £319 -
Scotland - 6 £319 -
Milton Keynes +9 4 £350 -17.64%
West Yorkshire +16 3 £700 +107.40%
North Yorkshire +10 3 £375 -6.36%
Bracknell +1 3 £350 -
East Midlands +1 3 £500 +25.00% 1
Durham - 3 £363 -
Newton Aycliffe - 3 £363 -
Middlesbrough - 3 £375 -
Northampton - 2 £600 -
Northamptonshire - 2 £600 -
Nottingham +1 1 £400 - 1
Nottinghamshire -1 1 £400 - 1
Havant -3 1 - -
Winchester - 1 £438 -

CCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 January 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.

1 101 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 96 (95.05%) Firewall
3 95 (94.06%) Cisco
4 71 (70.30%) Cisco Certification
5 69 (68.32%) Juniper
5 69 (68.32%) CCNP
6 61 (60.40%) CCSA
7 58 (57.43%) LAN
8 51 (50.50%) Wireless
9 48 (47.52%) Cisco ASA
10 45 (44.55%) Security Cleared
11 43 (42.57%) Network Design
12 42 (41.58%) WAN
12 42 (41.58%) CCIE
13 41 (40.59%) ITIL
13 41 (40.59%) Network Security
14 39 (38.61%) SC Cleared
14 39 (38.61%) Riverbed
14 39 (38.61%) F5
15 35 (34.65%) FortiGate
15 35 (34.65%) Aruba
16 34 (33.66%) HP
16 34 (33.66%) Fortinet
17 30 (29.70%) Degree
17 30 (29.70%) CCDP
18 29 (28.71%) Service Management
19 28 (27.72%) CCIP
19 28 (27.72%) JNCIE
19 28 (27.72%) JNCIA
20 26 (25.74%) VPN

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 1 (0.99%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (3.96%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.99%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 96 (95.05%) Firewall
2 58 (57.43%) LAN
3 51 (50.50%) Wireless
4 48 (47.52%) Cisco ASA
5 42 (41.58%) WAN
6 41 (40.59%) Network Security
7 26 (25.74%) VPN
8 25 (24.75%) BIG-IP
9 15 (14.85%) SSL
10 12 (11.88%) Cisco Nexus
11 10 (9.90%) Wireshark
12 7 (6.93%) TACACS
13 6 (5.94%) NetScaler
13 6 (5.94%) Wi-Fi
14 5 (4.95%) OSPF
14 5 (4.95%) TCP/IP
15 4 (3.96%) Cisco IOS
16 3 (2.97%) IPv4
16 3 (2.97%) IPv6
16 3 (2.97%) MRTG
General
1 21 (20.79%) Telecoms
2 10 (9.90%) Finance
3 6 (5.94%) Banking
4 3 (2.97%) Advertising
4 3 (2.97%) Legal
Job Titles
1 73 (72.28%) Network Engineer
2 24 (23.76%) Security Engineer
3 23 (22.77%) Network Security Engineer
4 13 (12.87%) Analyst
5 12 (11.88%) Network Analyst
6 8 (7.92%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 8 (7.92%) Senior Network Engineer
7 7 (6.93%) Cisco Engineer
7 7 (6.93%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 6 (5.94%) Firewall Engineer
8 6 (5.94%) Senior Security Engineer
9 5 (4.95%) Check Point Analyst
9 5 (4.95%) Firewall Analyst
9 5 (4.95%) Senior Firewall Engineer
9 5 (4.95%) Senior Network Security Engineer
10 4 (3.96%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 4 (3.96%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
10 4 (3.96%) Architect
10 4 (3.96%) Network Architect
11 3 (2.97%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.98%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.99%) CGI
2 1 (0.99%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (17.82%) Computer Science
2 13 (12.87%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 9 (8.91%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.98%) RSA SecurID
5 1 (0.99%) DataPower
5 1 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.99%) PKI
5 1 (0.99%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.93%) Linux
2 1 (0.99%) Unix
2 1 (0.99%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (42.57%) Network Design
2 41 (40.59%) ITIL
3 29 (28.71%) Service Management
4 26 (25.74%) ITSM
5 10 (9.90%) Network Management
6 9 (8.91%) DDoS Mitigation
6 9 (8.91%) Penetration Testing
7 8 (7.92%) Change Management
8 5 (4.95%) Incident Management
9 4 (3.96%) Kalman Filter
10 3 (2.97%) E-Discovery
10 3 (2.97%) Information Security
10 3 (2.97%) Infrastructure Management
10 3 (2.97%) Root Cause Analysis
11 2 (1.98%) Fault Management
11 2 (1.98%) ITIL V3
11 2 (1.98%) Network Architecture
11 2 (1.98%) Network Security Management
11 2 (1.98%) SIEM
11 2 (1.98%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.99%) Python
Qualifications
1 71 (70.30%) Cisco Certification
2 69 (68.32%) CCNP
3 61 (60.40%) CCSA
4 45 (44.55%) Security Cleared
5 42 (41.58%) CCIE
6 39 (38.61%) SC Cleared
7 30 (29.70%) CCDP
7 30 (29.70%) Degree
8 28 (27.72%) CCIP
8 28 (27.72%) JNCIA
8 28 (27.72%) JNCIE
9 23 (22.77%) HP ASE
9 23 (22.77%) HP MASE
10 17 (16.83%) Check Point Certification
11 16 (15.84%) CCSP
12 11 (10.89%) JNCIP
13 8 (7.92%) CCNA
14 4 (3.96%) CCMSE
14 4 (3.96%) CISSP
14 4 (3.96%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.96%) SLA
2 3 (2.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.99%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (0.99%) Firmware
1 1 (0.99%) vCloud
1 1 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 35 (34.65%) FortiGate
2 3 (2.97%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (2.97%) EnCase
2 3 (2.97%) Nagios
3 1 (0.99%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.99%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 101 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 95 (94.06%) Cisco
3 69 (68.32%) Juniper
4 39 (38.61%) F5
4 39 (38.61%) Riverbed
5 35 (34.65%) Aruba
6 34 (33.66%) Fortinet
6 34 (33.66%) HP
7 14 (13.86%) Citrix
8 11 (10.89%) Blue Coat
8 11 (10.89%) Palo Alto
9 10 (9.90%) Microsoft
10 8 (7.92%) Brocade
10 8 (7.92%) Extreme Networks
10 8 (7.92%) Nokia
10 8 (7.92%) Samsung
11 6 (5.94%) Dell
12 4 (3.96%) Meraki
13 3 (2.97%) Infoblox
13 3 (2.97%) Nortel
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