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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Certified Security Professional (CCSP)
Rank 565 546 516
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -30
Contract jobs citing CCSP 27 24 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.047% 0.092%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.24% 0.26% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 14 13
Average daily rate
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£408 £408 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £391 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £468 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £415 £351
% change year-on-year
-12.65% +18.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £115.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £115.00

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
11109 9220 8729
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.48% 18.01% 17.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 6529 5132 4572
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 539 401 602
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.60 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -25 24 £408 +1.87% 2
London +17 12 £463 +15.81%
South East -30 5 £383 -7.27%
City of London - 5 £463 -
Berkshire -1 4 £375 -4.76%
South West -28 4 - - 1
Wales -19 3 - -
Slough - 3 £315 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £325 - 1
Yorkshire - 2 £325 - 1
Ascot - 1 £450 -
Leeds - 1 £325 - 1
Tyne and Wear - - - -
North East - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -
Darlington - - - -
Dorking - - - -
Maidstone - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Reading - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Staines - - - -
Durham - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Northumberland - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -

CCSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 75 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 69 (92.00%) Firewall
3 68 (90.67%) Cisco
4 51 (68.00%) CCNP
4 51 (68.00%) Cisco ASA
5 50 (66.67%) CheckPoint
6 34 (45.33%) VPN
7 30 (40.00%) Network Security
8 28 (37.33%) Cisco PIX
9 26 (34.67%) F5
9 26 (34.67%) CCIE
10 25 (33.33%) CCSE
11 23 (30.67%) CCSA
12 22 (29.33%) Juniper
13 20 (26.67%) CISSP
13 20 (26.67%) BGP
13 20 (26.67%) Load Balancing
14 18 (24.00%) Security Cleared
15 17 (22.67%) SC Cleared
15 17 (22.67%) Cisco Nexus
15 17 (22.67%) tcpdump
16 16 (21.33%) Radware
17 15 (20.00%) CCNA
17 15 (20.00%) HP
17 15 (20.00%) UNIX
17 15 (20.00%) LAN
17 15 (20.00%) OSPF
17 15 (20.00%) Network Management
18 14 (18.67%) WAN
18 14 (18.67%) CCDP

CCSP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (1.33%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (2.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.33%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 69 (92.00%) Firewall
2 51 (68.00%) Cisco ASA
3 34 (45.33%) VPN
4 30 (40.00%) Network Security
5 28 (37.33%) Cisco PIX
6 20 (26.67%) BGP
7 17 (22.67%) tcpdump
7 17 (22.67%) Cisco Nexus
8 15 (20.00%) OSPF
8 15 (20.00%) LAN
9 14 (18.67%) WAN
10 13 (17.33%) Ethernet
10 13 (17.33%) MPLS
10 13 (17.33%) BIG-IP
11 11 (14.67%) IPsec
11 11 (14.67%) TACACS
11 11 (14.67%) SNMP
11 11 (14.67%) Wireshark
12 10 (13.33%) FWSM
13 9 (12.00%) VoIP
General
1 12 (16.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 41 (54.67%) Network Engineer
2 26 (34.67%) Security Engineer
3 21 (28.00%) Network Security Engineer
4 10 (13.33%) Cisco Engineer
5 8 (10.67%) IP Engineer
5 8 (10.67%) Design Engineer
6 6 (8.00%) Security Consultant
6 6 (8.00%) Network Analyst
6 6 (8.00%) Consultant
6 6 (8.00%) Analyst
6 6 (8.00%) Data Network Engineer
7 5 (6.67%) Network Support
7 5 (6.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 4 (5.33%) Support Analyst
8 4 (5.33%) Network Support Analyst
8 4 (5.33%) Cisco Security Engineer
9 3 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
9 3 (4.00%) Architect
9 3 (4.00%) IT Consultant
9 3 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.33%) WAP
2 4 (5.33%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.33%) Mobile App
2 6 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.00%) Computer Science
3 5 (6.67%) Open Source
4 4 (5.33%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.67%) Cryptography
5 2 (2.67%) SecurID
6 1 (1.33%) CESG
6 1 (1.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 15 (20.00%) UNIX
2 12 (16.00%) Windows
3 6 (8.00%) Windows 2000
4 2 (2.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (26.67%) Load Balancing
2 15 (20.00%) Network Management
3 8 (10.67%) Problem Management
3 8 (10.67%) Fault Management
4 7 (9.33%) Network Architecture
4 7 (9.33%) Risk Assessment
5 5 (6.67%) Change Management
5 5 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (6.67%) Release Management
6 4 (5.33%) Change Control
6 4 (5.33%) ITIL
6 4 (5.33%) Requirements Analysis
7 3 (4.00%) Project Management
8 2 (2.67%) Information Security
8 2 (2.67%) Information Management
8 2 (2.67%) Migration
8 2 (2.67%) Network Load Balancing
8 2 (2.67%) Risk Management
8 2 (2.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 2 (2.67%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.33%) Shell Script
2 3 (4.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 75 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 51 (68.00%) CCNP
3 26 (34.67%) CCIE
4 25 (33.33%) CCSE
5 23 (30.67%) CCSA
6 20 (26.67%) CISSP
7 18 (24.00%) Security Cleared
8 17 (22.67%) SC Cleared
9 15 (20.00%) CCNA
10 14 (18.67%) CCDP
11 11 (14.67%) Check Point Certification
11 11 (14.67%) Degree
12 5 (6.67%) CEH
13 3 (4.00%) SSCP
13 3 (4.00%) GIAC
14 2 (2.67%) CCVP
14 2 (2.67%) CCIP
15 1 (1.33%) MCSE
15 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
15 1 (1.33%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.00%) PCI DSS
2 5 (6.67%) SLA
3 2 (2.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.33%) QA
System Software
1 4 (5.33%) Firmware
1 4 (5.33%) Snort
1 4 (5.33%) Nmap
2 1 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.33%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 7 (9.33%) Netcool
1 7 (9.33%) OpenView
2 4 (5.33%) Nessus
3 2 (2.67%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (2.67%) FortiGate
3 2 (2.67%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 68 (90.67%) Cisco
2 50 (66.67%) CheckPoint
3 26 (34.67%) F5
4 22 (29.33%) Juniper
5 16 (21.33%) Radware
6 15 (20.00%) HP
7 10 (13.33%) Nortel
7 10 (13.33%) Nokia
8 7 (9.33%) Crossbeam
9 6 (8.00%) Redback
9 6 (8.00%) Microsoft
10 5 (6.67%) ProCurve
11 4 (5.33%) Fortinet
12 3 (4.00%) Blue Coat
12 3 (4.00%) Avaya
12 3 (4.00%) Mercator
13 2 (2.67%) Huawei
13 2 (2.67%) Riverbed
13 2 (2.67%) SolarWinds
14 1 (1.33%) Proofpoint
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