The table below looks at the statistics 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 23 October 2014 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Certified Security Professional (CCSP)
Rank 568 542 487
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -55
Contract jobs citing CCSP 44 33 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.075% 0.064% 0.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.38% 0.37% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 12 21
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£350 £386 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.38% +10.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £260 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £468 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £22.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -43.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- -43.75%

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
11682 8835 9943
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.00% 17.12% 18.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 6579 5027 5190
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £534 £548 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 518 377 577
Average hourly rate £19.91 £18.37 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.41% -18.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -25.53%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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
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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 -26 34 £363 -6.45% 2
London +12 12 £351 -12.37%
South East -32 12 £370 -7.50% 2
Berkshire +5 7 £410 +2.50% 1
South West -32 6 - -
Gloucestershire -12 4 - -
Scotland -1 3 £285 -24.00%
Surrey -4 3 £368 -
Wales -23 3 - - 1
Slough - 3 £370 - 1
West Midlands -18 2 £350 +34.61%
West Yorkshire - 2 £475 -
Yorkshire - 2 £475 -
Birmingham - 2 £350 -
City of London +20 1 £351 -26.21%
Leeds - 1 £475 -
East Midlands - - - -
North Wales - - - -
Kent - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
South Wales - - - - 1
East of England - - - -
Bridgend - - - - 1
Bristol - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -
Doncaster - - - -
Dorking - - - -

CCSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 89 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 77 (86.52%) Firewall
3 73 (82.02%) Cisco
4 56 (62.92%) CheckPoint
5 50 (56.18%) CCNP
6 45 (50.56%) Cisco ASA
7 38 (42.70%) CISSP
8 36 (40.45%) VPN
9 34 (38.20%) CCIE
10 32 (35.96%) Juniper
10 32 (35.96%) Network Security
11 26 (29.21%) CCSE
12 25 (28.09%) SC Cleared
12 25 (28.09%) Security Cleared
13 22 (24.72%) Cisco PIX
13 22 (24.72%) BGP
13 22 (24.72%) LAN
14 20 (22.47%) CCSA
15 19 (21.35%) Telecoms
16 18 (20.22%) WAN
16 18 (20.22%) F5
17 17 (19.10%) CCDP
17 17 (19.10%) MPLS
17 17 (19.10%) OSPF
18 16 (17.98%) Cisco Nexus
18 16 (17.98%) Load Balancing
19 15 (16.85%) Radware
19 15 (16.85%) ITIL
19 15 (16.85%) IPsec
20 14 (15.73%) UNIX

CCSP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 1 (1.12%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (3.37%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.12%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 77 (86.52%) Firewall
2 45 (50.56%) Cisco ASA
3 36 (40.45%) VPN
4 32 (35.96%) Network Security
5 22 (24.72%) Cisco PIX
5 22 (24.72%) LAN
5 22 (24.72%) BGP
6 18 (20.22%) WAN
7 17 (19.10%) MPLS
7 17 (19.10%) OSPF
8 16 (17.98%) Cisco Nexus
9 15 (16.85%) IPsec
10 14 (15.73%) FWSM
11 13 (14.61%) SNMP
12 11 (12.36%) Internet
13 10 (11.24%) VoIP
13 10 (11.24%) BIG-IP
14 9 (10.11%) Intrusion Detection
14 9 (10.11%) Ethernet
14 9 (10.11%) tcpdump
General
1 19 (21.35%) Telecoms
2 11 (12.36%) Finance
3 3 (3.37%) Banking
3 3 (3.37%) International Banking
4 1 (1.12%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 34 (38.20%) Network Engineer
2 25 (28.09%) Security Engineer
3 19 (21.35%) Network Security Engineer
4 14 (15.73%) Design Engineer
4 14 (15.73%) IP Engineer
5 10 (11.24%) Consultant
6 9 (10.11%) Security Consultant
6 9 (10.11%) Network Support
7 8 (8.99%) Cisco Engineer
8 7 (7.87%) Analyst
9 6 (6.74%) Network Analyst
10 5 (5.62%) Support Analyst
10 5 (5.62%) Network Support Analyst
11 4 (4.49%) Network Consultant
11 4 (4.49%) IT Consultant
11 4 (4.49%) Architect
11 4 (4.49%) IT Security Consultant
11 4 (4.49%) Data Network Engineer
11 4 (4.49%) Cisco Security Engineer
12 3 (3.37%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.49%) WAP
2 3 (3.37%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.11%) Management Information System
1 9 (10.11%) Computer Science
2 5 (5.62%) Open Source
3 4 (4.49%) Mobile App
3 4 (4.49%) Cryptography
3 4 (4.49%) SecurID
4 3 (3.37%) CESG
4 3 (3.37%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.25%) RMADS
6 1 (1.12%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 14 (15.73%) UNIX
1 14 (15.73%) Windows
2 3 (3.37%) Linux
3 2 (2.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.12%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (17.98%) Load Balancing
2 15 (16.85%) ITIL
3 14 (15.73%) Network Management
4 10 (11.24%) Risk Assessment
5 6 (6.74%) Problem Management
5 6 (6.74%) Risk Management
5 6 (6.74%) ITIL V3
5 6 (6.74%) Fault Management
5 6 (6.74%) Change Control
6 5 (5.62%) Cyber Security
6 5 (5.62%) SIEM
6 5 (5.62%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 5 (5.62%) Information Security
7 4 (4.49%) Information Management
7 4 (4.49%) Configuration Management
7 4 (4.49%) Network Design
7 4 (4.49%) Vulnerability Management
7 4 (4.49%) Demand Forecasting
8 3 (3.37%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (3.37%) Performance Tuning
Qualifications
1 89 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 50 (56.18%) CCNP
3 38 (42.70%) CISSP
4 34 (38.20%) CCIE
5 26 (29.21%) CCSE
6 25 (28.09%) SC Cleared
6 25 (28.09%) Security Cleared
7 20 (22.47%) CCSA
8 17 (19.10%) CCDP
9 12 (13.48%) Check Point Certification
9 12 (13.48%) Degree
10 11 (12.36%) CEH
11 10 (11.24%) CCNA
12 8 (8.99%) SSCP
12 8 (8.99%) GIAC
13 5 (5.62%) JNCIS
14 2 (2.25%) JNCIA
14 2 (2.25%) CISM
14 2 (2.25%) CCIP
15 1 (1.12%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (14.61%) PCI DSS
2 4 (4.49%) COBIT
3 3 (3.37%) ISO 9001
3 3 (3.37%) SLA
3 3 (3.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.12%) QA
System Software
1 4 (4.49%) Snort
1 4 (4.49%) Nmap
2 2 (2.25%) Firmware
2 2 (2.25%) ProxySG
3 1 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (4.49%) OpenView
1 4 (4.49%) Netcool
1 4 (4.49%) Nessus
2 3 (3.37%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 73 (82.02%) Cisco
2 56 (62.92%) CheckPoint
3 32 (35.96%) Juniper
4 18 (20.22%) F5
5 15 (16.85%) Radware
6 12 (13.48%) Nokia
7 10 (11.24%) HP
8 8 (8.99%) Redback
8 8 (8.99%) Blue Coat
9 7 (7.87%) Microsoft
9 7 (7.87%) Nortel
10 6 (6.74%) Fortinet
11 4 (4.49%) Crossbeam
12 3 (3.37%) ProCurve
12 3 (3.37%) AlgoSec
12 3 (3.37%) Tufin
12 3 (3.37%) Huawei
12 3 (3.37%) Avaya
12 3 (3.37%) Mercator
13 2 (2.25%) Ericsson
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