The first table below looks at the demand for CCSP in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CCSP over the 3 months to 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Certified Security Professional (CCSP)
Rank 566 507 477
Rank change year-on-year
-59 -30
Contract jobs citing CCSP 21 37 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.078% 0.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.19% 0.43% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 20 39
Average daily rate £475 £350 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £299 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £430 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £340 £363
% change year-on-year
-9.55% -6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £180.00 £37.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+380.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £180.00 - -
Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10976 8669 10495
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.50% 18.17% 17.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 6208 4593 5416
Average daily rate £375 £363 £399
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -9.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £538 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 551 472 579
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%

CCSP
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CCSP within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

CCSP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

CCSP
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing CCSP within the UK.

CCSP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

CCSP
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CCSP within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

CCSP Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

CCSP
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing CCSP within the UK.

CCSP Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

CCSP
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 CCSP within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -102 18 £475 +35.71% 4
South East -18 13 £294 -12.96%
Berkshire -2 12 £280 -17.64%
Reading +4 10 £280 -18.84%
London -28 3 £475 +11.76% 2
West Midlands -16 1 £500 +48.14%
South West - 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 £308 -
Birmingham - 1 £500 -
Blackburn - - - -
Bolton - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Bromsgrove - - - -
Camberley - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Dorking - - - -
Epsom - - - -
Farnham - - - -
Godalming - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Leamington Spa - - - -
Leatherhead - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1
Liverpool - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Preston - - - -

CCSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing CCSP 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 CCSP.

1 46 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 44 (95.65%) Cisco
3 43 (93.48%) Firewall
4 33 (71.74%) CCNP
4 33 (71.74%) Cisco ASA
5 24 (52.17%) VPN
5 24 (52.17%) Juniper
5 24 (52.17%) CheckPoint
5 24 (52.17%) MPLS
6 23 (50.00%) BGP
7 22 (47.83%) OSPF
7 22 (47.83%) Cisco Nexus
8 21 (45.65%) Network Security
9 20 (43.48%) F5
10 19 (41.30%) CCIE
10 19 (41.30%) WAN
11 18 (39.13%) FWSM
12 16 (34.78%) Cisco PIX
13 15 (32.61%) DNS
14 14 (30.43%) CCNA
14 14 (30.43%) EIGRP
15 13 (28.26%) BIG-IP
15 13 (28.26%) Finance
16 12 (26.09%) IPsec
16 12 (26.09%) CISSP
17 11 (23.91%) FortiGate
18 10 (21.74%) ArcSight
19 9 (19.57%) VLAN
19 9 (19.57%) CCDP
19 9 (19.57%) HP

CCSP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing CCSP 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 CCSP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (15.22%) Apache
2 2 (4.35%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.17%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.17%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 43 (93.48%) Firewall
2 33 (71.74%) Cisco ASA
3 24 (52.17%) VPN
3 24 (52.17%) MPLS
4 23 (50.00%) BGP
5 22 (47.83%) OSPF
5 22 (47.83%) Cisco Nexus
6 21 (45.65%) Network Security
7 19 (41.30%) WAN
8 18 (39.13%) FWSM
9 16 (34.78%) Cisco PIX
10 15 (32.61%) DNS
11 14 (30.43%) EIGRP
12 13 (28.26%) BIG-IP
13 12 (26.09%) IPsec
14 9 (19.57%) VLAN
14 9 (19.57%) LAN
15 8 (17.39%) VoIP
16 7 (15.22%) Internet
16 7 (15.22%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.17%) SQL Server
General
1 13 (28.26%) Finance
2 5 (10.87%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.35%) Front Office
4 1 (2.17%) Banking
4 1 (2.17%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 21 (45.65%) Security Engineer
2 18 (39.13%) Network Engineer
3 10 (21.74%) IP Engineer
4 8 (17.39%) Network Security Engineer
5 6 (13.04%) Design Engineer
5 6 (13.04%) Architect
6 4 (8.70%) Senior Security Engineer
6 4 (8.70%) Senior IP Engineer
6 4 (8.70%) Senior Design Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Security Consultant
7 3 (6.52%) Consultant
7 3 (6.52%) Network Architect
7 3 (6.52%) Cisco Engineer
8 2 (4.35%) Network Support Engineer
8 2 (4.35%) Network Support
8 2 (4.35%) Security Architect
8 2 (4.35%) Firewall Engineer
8 2 (4.35%) Support Engineer
8 2 (4.35%) Cisco Security Engineer
9 1 (2.17%) Principal Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.70%) Hedge funds
2 2 (4.35%) Derivative
3 1 (2.17%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.87%) Windows
2 3 (6.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (4.35%) Linux
4 1 (2.17%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (17.39%) ITIL
1 8 (17.39%) Network Management
2 6 (13.04%) Content Management
2 6 (13.04%) SIEM
3 5 (10.87%) Migration
4 4 (8.70%) Network Design
5 3 (6.52%) Project Management
5 3 (6.52%) Service Management
5 3 (6.52%) Risk Assessment
5 3 (6.52%) Risk Management
6 2 (4.35%) Validation
6 2 (4.35%) Electronic Trading
6 2 (4.35%) Change Management
6 2 (4.35%) Performance Analysis
7 1 (2.17%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (2.17%) Cyber Security
7 1 (2.17%) Vulnerability Management
7 1 (2.17%) Capacity Management
7 1 (2.17%) Change Control
7 1 (2.17%) Identity Management
Qualifications
1 46 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 33 (71.74%) CCNP
3 19 (41.30%) CCIE
4 14 (30.43%) CCNA
5 12 (26.09%) CISSP
6 9 (19.57%) CCDP
7 8 (17.39%) Check Point Certification
8 6 (13.04%) CCSE
9 4 (8.70%) CCSA
9 4 (8.70%) Security Cleared
10 3 (6.52%) SC Cleared
11 2 (4.35%) JNCIA
11 2 (4.35%) JNCIS
12 1 (2.17%) MCSE
12 1 (2.17%) MCSA
12 1 (2.17%) MCP
12 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (2.17%) CCDA
12 1 (2.17%) CCIP
12 1 (2.17%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.22%) PCI DSS
2 3 (6.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.17%) vSphere
1 1 (2.17%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 11 (23.91%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.17%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (2.17%) Nagios
2 1 (2.17%) Cacti
2 1 (2.17%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (2.17%) Nessus
Vendors
1 44 (95.65%) Cisco
2 24 (52.17%) Juniper
2 24 (52.17%) CheckPoint
3 20 (43.48%) F5
4 10 (21.74%) ArcSight
5 9 (19.57%) HP
6 8 (17.39%) Radware
7 6 (13.04%) Fortinet
8 5 (10.87%) Microsoft
9 4 (8.70%) Blue Coat
10 3 (6.52%) Ericsson
10 3 (6.52%) SolarWinds
11 2 (4.35%) VMware
11 2 (4.35%) Huawei
11 2 (4.35%) Riverbed
11 2 (4.35%) Nokia
11 2 (4.35%) Nortel
11 2 (4.35%) AlgoSec
11 2 (4.35%) Cyber-Ark
12 1 (2.17%) Q1 Labs