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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Certified Security Professional (CCSP)
Rank 567 546 492
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -54
Contract jobs citing CCSP 47 32 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.081% 0.061% 0.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.42% 0.35% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 9 23
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £255 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £415 £442
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £363 £345
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 -

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
11229 9068 10300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.43% 17.20% 17.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 6204 5084 5339
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 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £547 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 418 624
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.55 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.81% -15.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -28.57%

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 September 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 September 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 -11 36 £351 -7.76% 8
South East -3 22 £368 -5.16%
Berkshire +20 17 £313 -21.87%
London +15 8 £338 -15.56% 3
Scotland -7 6 £420 +12.00%
South West - 4 - -
Slough - 4 £370 -
Surrey -5 3 £368 -
City of London +18 2 £351 -26.21% 2
Reading +9 2 £255 -36.25%
West Midlands -14 1 £350 +41.41% 3
Yorkshire - 1 £475 - 2
Leeds - 1 £475 - 2
West Yorkshire - 1 £475 - 2
Birmingham - 1 £350 - 2
Bridgend - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Doncaster - - - -
Dorking - - - -
Horsham - - - -
Loughborough - - - -
Maidstone - - - -
Basildon - - - -
Bedford - - - -
Stoke-on-Trent - - - - 1
Swindon - - - -
Wrexham - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
Kent - - - -

CCSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 88 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 78 (88.64%) Firewall
3 70 (79.55%) Cisco
4 57 (64.77%) CheckPoint
5 47 (53.41%) CCNP
6 45 (51.14%) CISSP
7 44 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
8 38 (43.18%) CCIE
9 37 (42.05%) VPN
10 35 (39.77%) Juniper
11 27 (30.68%) BGP
12 26 (29.55%) Network Security
13 25 (28.41%) Cisco PIX
13 25 (28.41%) MPLS
13 25 (28.41%) OSPF
14 24 (27.27%) Security Cleared
15 23 (26.14%) SC Cleared
15 23 (26.14%) IPsec
16 22 (25.00%) LAN
17 21 (23.86%) Network Management
17 21 (23.86%) FWSM
18 20 (22.73%) PCI DSS
18 20 (22.73%) SNMP
18 20 (22.73%) CCDP
18 20 (22.73%) Telecoms
19 19 (21.59%) Check Point Certification
20 18 (20.45%) WAN
20 18 (20.45%) CCSE
20 18 (20.45%) F5
21 17 (19.32%) Cisco Nexus

CCSP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 8 (9.09%) Apache
2 2 (2.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (3.41%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.14%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 78 (88.64%) Firewall
2 44 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
3 37 (42.05%) VPN
4 27 (30.68%) BGP
5 26 (29.55%) Network Security
6 25 (28.41%) Cisco PIX
6 25 (28.41%) MPLS
6 25 (28.41%) OSPF
7 23 (26.14%) IPsec
8 22 (25.00%) LAN
9 21 (23.86%) FWSM
10 20 (22.73%) SNMP
11 18 (20.45%) WAN
12 17 (19.32%) VoIP
12 17 (19.32%) Cisco Nexus
13 13 (14.77%) BIG-IP
14 11 (12.50%) Internet
15 10 (11.36%) DNS
16 9 (10.23%) Ethernet
16 9 (10.23%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 20 (22.73%) Telecoms
2 11 (12.50%) Finance
3 3 (3.41%) Banking
3 3 (3.41%) International Banking
4 1 (1.14%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 26 (29.55%) Security Engineer
2 24 (27.27%) Network Engineer
3 20 (22.73%) IP Engineer
4 19 (21.59%) Design Engineer
5 15 (17.05%) Network Security Engineer
6 9 (10.23%) Consultant
6 9 (10.23%) Network Support
7 8 (9.09%) Security Consultant
8 7 (7.95%) Architect
8 7 (7.95%) Analyst
9 6 (6.82%) Cisco Engineer
9 6 (6.82%) Network Analyst
10 5 (5.68%) Support Analyst
10 5 (5.68%) Network Support Analyst
11 4 (4.55%) IT Consultant
11 4 (4.55%) IT Security Consultant
11 4 (4.55%) Security Architect
11 4 (4.55%) Senior Security Engineer
11 4 (4.55%) Senior IP Engineer
11 4 (4.55%) Data Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.55%) WAP
2 1 (1.14%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.23%) Management Information System
1 9 (10.23%) Computer Science
2 5 (5.68%) Open Source
3 4 (4.55%) Mobile App
3 4 (4.55%) Cryptography
3 4 (4.55%) SecurID
4 3 (3.41%) CESG
4 3 (3.41%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.27%) CMDB
5 2 (2.27%) RMADS
6 1 (1.14%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 13 (14.77%) UNIX
1 13 (14.77%) Windows
2 3 (3.41%) Linux
3 2 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (23.86%) Network Management
2 15 (17.05%) ITIL
3 14 (15.91%) Load Balancing
4 13 (14.77%) Risk Assessment
5 9 (10.23%) Mentoring
6 7 (7.95%) Demand Forecasting
6 7 (7.95%) Risk Management
7 6 (6.82%) ITIL V3
7 6 (6.82%) Fault Management
8 5 (5.68%) Vulnerability Management
8 5 (5.68%) Kalman Filter
8 5 (5.68%) SIEM
8 5 (5.68%) Network Design
8 5 (5.68%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 4 (4.55%) Change Control
9 4 (4.55%) Information Security
9 4 (4.55%) Information Management
9 4 (4.55%) Configuration Management
9 4 (4.55%) Cyber Security
10 3 (3.41%) Performance Tuning
Qualifications
1 88 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 47 (53.41%) CCNP
3 45 (51.14%) CISSP
4 38 (43.18%) CCIE
5 24 (27.27%) Security Cleared
6 23 (26.14%) SC Cleared
7 20 (22.73%) CCDP
8 19 (21.59%) Check Point Certification
9 18 (20.45%) CCSE
10 17 (19.32%) CCSA
11 12 (13.64%) Degree
12 10 (11.36%) CEH
13 9 (10.23%) CCNA
14 8 (9.09%) GIAC
14 8 (9.09%) SSCP
15 6 (6.82%) JNCIS
16 3 (3.41%) JNCIA
16 3 (3.41%) CISM
17 2 (2.27%) CCIP
18 1 (1.14%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (22.73%) PCI DSS
2 4 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (4.55%) COBIT
3 3 (3.41%) ISO 9001
3 3 (3.41%) SLA
4 1 (1.14%) QA
System Software
1 4 (4.55%) Snort
1 4 (4.55%) Nmap
2 2 (2.27%) ProxySG
3 1 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (12.50%) FortiGate
2 4 (4.55%) OpenView
2 4 (4.55%) Netcool
2 4 (4.55%) Nessus
Vendors
1 70 (79.55%) Cisco
2 57 (64.77%) CheckPoint
3 35 (39.77%) Juniper
4 18 (20.45%) F5
5 12 (13.64%) Radware
6 8 (9.09%) Redback
6 8 (9.09%) Blue Coat
6 8 (9.09%) HP
6 8 (9.09%) Nokia
7 7 (7.95%) Microsoft
7 7 (7.95%) Fortinet
8 5 (5.68%) Ericsson
8 5 (5.68%) Nortel
9 4 (4.55%) Crossbeam
9 4 (4.55%) Huawei
10 3 (3.41%) Tufin
10 3 (3.41%) AlgoSec
11 1 (1.14%) VMware
11 1 (1.14%) Qualys
11 1 (1.14%) ProCurve
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