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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco Certified Security Professional (CCSP)
Rank 554 539 488
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -51
Contract jobs citing CCSP 23 22 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.045% 0.045% 0.086%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.23% 0.24% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 15 16
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£425 £450 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +19.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £400 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £420 £369
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +13.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £101.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £101.25

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
10220 9096 8066
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.13% 18.69% 17.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 5946 4944 4255
Average daily rate £396 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.60% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £356 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 476 427 565
Average hourly rate £19.35 £18.55 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.31% -19.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.81 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.85 £40.00 £44.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £22.70
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -22.90%

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 26 January 2015.

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 25 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 26 January 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 -23 23 £425 -5.55% 4
London -1 11 £425 -19.04% 3
South East -14 9 £375 -11.76%
Berkshire - 7 £375 -
City of London +13 5 £463 +2.94%
Slough - 3 £315 -
Reading - 2 - -
Ascot - 1 £450 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £325 - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £325 - 1
Leeds - 1 £325 - 1
Tyne and Wear - - - -
North East - - - -
Durham - - - -
Kent - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Northumberland - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Darlington - - - -
Dorking - - - -
Maidstone - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Staines - - - -

CCSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 66 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 63 (95.45%) Cisco
3 61 (92.42%) Firewall
4 50 (75.76%) Cisco ASA
5 47 (71.21%) CCNP
6 46 (69.70%) CheckPoint
7 29 (43.94%) VPN
8 27 (40.91%) CCSE
8 27 (40.91%) Network Security
9 25 (37.88%) F5
10 23 (34.85%) Cisco PIX
11 22 (33.33%) CCSA
12 21 (31.82%) CCIE
13 20 (30.30%) Juniper
14 17 (25.76%) Load Balancing
15 16 (24.24%) Cisco Nexus
15 16 (24.24%) tcpdump
16 15 (22.73%) Security Cleared
16 15 (22.73%) BGP
17 14 (21.21%) Radware
17 14 (21.21%) CCNA
17 14 (21.21%) HP
17 14 (21.21%) SC Cleared
18 13 (19.70%) BIG-IP
18 13 (19.70%) OSPF
19 12 (18.18%) CISSP
19 12 (18.18%) Ethernet
19 12 (18.18%) Network Management
20 11 (16.67%) LAN
20 11 (16.67%) UNIX

CCSP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (1.52%) MS Project
1 1 (1.52%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 61 (92.42%) Firewall
2 50 (75.76%) Cisco ASA
3 29 (43.94%) VPN
4 27 (40.91%) Network Security
5 23 (34.85%) Cisco PIX
6 16 (24.24%) tcpdump
6 16 (24.24%) Cisco Nexus
7 15 (22.73%) BGP
8 13 (19.70%) BIG-IP
8 13 (19.70%) OSPF
9 12 (18.18%) Ethernet
10 11 (16.67%) LAN
11 10 (15.15%) WAN
11 10 (15.15%) Wireshark
11 10 (15.15%) TACACS
12 9 (13.64%) DNS
12 9 (13.64%) SNMP
13 8 (12.12%) MPLS
14 7 (10.61%) VoIP
14 7 (10.61%) Cisco IOS
General
1 10 (15.15%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.52%) Finance
Job Titles
1 40 (60.61%) Network Engineer
2 24 (36.36%) Security Engineer
3 19 (28.79%) Network Security Engineer
4 11 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
5 8 (12.12%) Design Engineer
5 8 (12.12%) IP Engineer
6 6 (9.09%) Network Analyst
6 6 (9.09%) Analyst
7 5 (7.58%) Network Support
7 5 (7.58%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 5 (7.58%) Data Network Engineer
7 5 (7.58%) Cisco Security Engineer
8 4 (6.06%) Support Analyst
8 4 (6.06%) Network Support Analyst
9 3 (4.55%) Consultant
9 3 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support
9 3 (4.55%) Security Consultant
9 3 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
10 2 (3.03%) Network Security Consultant
10 2 (3.03%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.09%) WAP
2 3 (4.55%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.09%) Mobile App
2 5 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.58%) Open Source
3 4 (6.06%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.03%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.52%) SecurID
5 1 (1.52%) PKI
5 1 (1.52%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 11 (16.67%) UNIX
2 8 (12.12%) Windows
3 6 (9.09%) Windows 2000
4 3 (4.55%) Linux
5 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (25.76%) Load Balancing
2 12 (18.18%) Network Management
3 7 (10.61%) Network Architecture
3 7 (10.61%) Problem Management
3 7 (10.61%) Fault Management
4 4 (6.06%) Requirements Analysis
4 4 (6.06%) Release Management
4 4 (6.06%) Change Management
4 4 (6.06%) Risk Assessment
4 4 (6.06%) Change Control
4 4 (6.06%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (4.55%) Project Management
6 2 (3.03%) Migration
6 2 (3.03%) Information Security
6 2 (3.03%) Network Load Balancing
6 2 (3.03%) Reverse Engineering
6 2 (3.03%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (3.03%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (1.52%) Mentoring
7 1 (1.52%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.06%) Shell Script
2 3 (4.55%) Perl
Qualifications
1 66 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 47 (71.21%) CCNP
3 27 (40.91%) CCSE
4 22 (33.33%) CCSA
5 21 (31.82%) CCIE
6 15 (22.73%) Security Cleared
7 14 (21.21%) SC Cleared
7 14 (21.21%) CCNA
8 12 (18.18%) CISSP
9 11 (16.67%) CCDP
10 9 (13.64%) Degree
11 8 (12.12%) Check Point Certification
12 2 (3.03%) CCVP
12 2 (3.03%) CEH
13 1 (1.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 1 (1.52%) CISA
13 1 (1.52%) CISM
13 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (1.52%) RHCE
13 1 (1.52%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.06%) SLA
1 4 (6.06%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (6.06%) Snort
1 4 (6.06%) Nmap
1 4 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (6.06%) Firmware
2 3 (4.55%) XenServer
3 1 (1.52%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 6 (9.09%) Netcool
1 6 (9.09%) OpenView
2 4 (6.06%) Nessus
3 2 (3.03%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (3.03%) CiscoWorks
4 1 (1.52%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 63 (95.45%) Cisco
2 46 (69.70%) CheckPoint
3 25 (37.88%) F5
4 20 (30.30%) Juniper
5 14 (21.21%) HP
5 14 (21.21%) Radware
6 9 (13.64%) Nokia
6 9 (13.64%) Nortel
7 6 (9.09%) Blue Coat
7 6 (9.09%) Crossbeam
8 5 (7.58%) ProCurve
8 5 (7.58%) Redback
8 5 (7.58%) Microsoft
9 4 (6.06%) VMware
10 3 (4.55%) Avaya
10 3 (4.55%) Mercator
10 3 (4.55%) Infoblox
11 2 (3.03%) Riverbed
11 2 (3.03%) SolarWinds
12 1 (1.52%) Proofpoint