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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco Certified Security Professional (CCSP)
Rank 584 536 556
Rank change year-on-year
-48 +20
Contract jobs citing CCSP 19 50 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.034% 0.093% 0.040%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.18% 0.48% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 25 9
Average daily rate
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£450 £423 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.50% +5.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £325 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £500 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £410 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.75% +9.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - -

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
10298 10376 8936
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.70% 19.31% 18.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 6033 5923 4805
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 529 474 498
Average hourly rate £23.00 £19.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.05% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.10 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -9.09%

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 2 July 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 18 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 2 July 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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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 -37 15 £425 - 7
London 0 4 - - 1
Scotland -1 4 £450 +6.50%
South East -46 3 £475 +39.70% 3
Leeds - 3 £375 - 3
West Yorkshire - 3 £375 - 3
Yorkshire - 3 £375 - 3
Edinburgh - 3 - -
Surrey 0 2 - - 1
North West - 2 - -
Manchester - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire +3 1 £475 +5.55% 1
Milton Keynes +1 1 £475 +5.55% 1
Nottingham - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Epsom - 1 - -
Hounslow - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -

CCSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 45 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 36 (80.00%) Cisco
3 28 (62.22%) Firewall
4 25 (55.56%) CCNP
5 24 (53.33%) Cisco ASA
6 23 (51.11%) CheckPoint
7 20 (44.44%) Juniper
8 19 (42.22%) Data Centre
9 17 (37.78%) CISSP
10 16 (35.56%) CCIE
10 16 (35.56%) F5
11 14 (31.11%) Network Security
11 14 (31.11%) CCSE
12 12 (26.67%) OSPF
12 12 (26.67%) VPN
13 11 (24.44%) CCDP
13 11 (24.44%) Linux
14 10 (22.22%) Load Balancing
15 9 (20.00%) CISM
15 9 (20.00%) Finance
15 9 (20.00%) VMware
15 9 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
16 8 (17.78%) Cisco PIX
16 8 (17.78%) CCSA
16 8 (17.78%) Citrix
16 8 (17.78%) DNS
16 8 (17.78%) Project Management
17 7 (15.56%) Information Security
17 7 (15.56%) Management Information System
17 7 (15.56%) Blue Coat

CCSP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 6 (13.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.22%) Lync
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 28 (62.22%) Firewall
2 24 (53.33%) Cisco ASA
3 14 (31.11%) Network Security
4 12 (26.67%) VPN
4 12 (26.67%) OSPF
5 9 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 8 (17.78%) Cisco PIX
6 8 (17.78%) DNS
7 6 (13.33%) DHCP
7 6 (13.33%) FWSM
7 6 (13.33%) IPsec
8 5 (11.11%) Intrusion Detection
8 5 (11.11%) BIG-IP
8 5 (11.11%) Wireless
8 5 (11.11%) NetScaler
8 5 (11.11%) LAN
8 5 (11.11%) VoIP
8 5 (11.11%) WAN
8 5 (11.11%) SNMP
8 5 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (2.22%) Big Data
General
1 9 (20.00%) Finance
2 6 (13.33%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.44%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.22%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (28.89%) Network Engineer
2 6 (13.33%) Consultant
2 6 (13.33%) Network Consultant
2 6 (13.33%) Security Consultant
2 6 (13.33%) Security Manager
2 6 (13.33%) Network Security Consultant
3 5 (11.11%) IP Engineer
3 5 (11.11%) Security Engineer
3 5 (11.11%) Design Engineer
3 5 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
4 4 (8.89%) Senior Network Engineer
4 4 (8.89%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (8.89%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 4 (8.89%) Head of Security
4 4 (8.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Security Project Manager
5 3 (6.67%) Project Manager
6 2 (4.44%) Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Security Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.22%) CSS
1 1 (2.22%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 19 (42.22%) Data Centre
2 7 (15.56%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.67%) SecurID
3 3 (6.67%) PKI
4 2 (4.44%) CMDB
5 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (24.44%) Linux
2 4 (8.89%) Windows
3 3 (6.67%) Solaris
3 3 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (22.22%) Load Balancing
2 8 (17.78%) Project Management
3 7 (15.56%) Information Security
4 6 (13.33%) ITIL
5 5 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
5 5 (11.11%) Network Management
5 5 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
6 4 (8.89%) Reverse Engineering
6 4 (8.89%) Migration
6 4 (8.89%) Security Management
7 3 (6.67%) Security Architecture
7 3 (6.67%) Vulnerability Management
7 3 (6.67%) Database Security
7 3 (6.67%) Matrix Management
8 2 (4.44%) ISMS
8 2 (4.44%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (4.44%) Risk Management
8 2 (4.44%) Service Management
8 2 (4.44%) Change Management
8 2 (4.44%) Disaster Recovery
Qualifications
1 45 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (55.56%) CCNP
3 17 (37.78%) CISSP
4 16 (35.56%) CCIE
5 14 (31.11%) CCSE
6 11 (24.44%) CCDP
7 9 (20.00%) CISM
8 8 (17.78%) CCSA
9 7 (15.56%) Degree
10 6 (13.33%) CCNA
11 5 (11.11%) JNCIP
11 5 (11.11%) JNCIE
11 5 (11.11%) Check Point Certification
11 5 (11.11%) HP ASE
11 5 (11.11%) HP MASE
12 3 (6.67%) Security Cleared
12 3 (6.67%) SC Cleared
12 3 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 2 (4.44%) DV Cleared
14 1 (2.22%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.33%) PCI DSS
2 3 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (11.11%) Active Directory
3 4 (8.89%) XenServer
4 2 (4.44%) vSphere
4 2 (4.44%) NFS
4 2 (4.44%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.22%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.22%) UAG
Systems Management
1 2 (4.44%) Nessus
2 1 (2.22%) SCCM
2 1 (2.22%) SCOM
2 1 (2.22%) SCVMM
2 1 (2.22%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.22%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 36 (80.00%) Cisco
2 23 (51.11%) CheckPoint
3 20 (44.44%) Juniper
4 16 (35.56%) F5
5 9 (20.00%) VMware
6 8 (17.78%) Citrix
7 7 (15.56%) Blue Coat
8 6 (13.33%) Nokia
9 5 (11.11%) HP
9 5 (11.11%) Fortinet
9 5 (11.11%) Riverbed
9 5 (11.11%) Radware
9 5 (11.11%) Redback
10 4 (8.89%) Infoblox
11 3 (6.67%) Sun
11 3 (6.67%) Red Hat
12 2 (4.44%) Symantec
12 2 (4.44%) IBM
12 2 (4.44%) Microsoft
12 2 (4.44%) SolarWinds