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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco Certified Security Professional (CCSP)
Rank 580 575 525
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -50
Contract jobs citing CCSP 22 23 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.042% 0.069%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.20% 0.22% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 20
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £294 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £488 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £308 £350
% change year-on-year
+30.08% -12.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £180.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +380.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £180.00 -

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
10735 10609 8700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.27% 19.44% 18.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 6082 6039 4648
Average daily rate £390 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £223 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 507 526 474
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £23.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -14.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £51.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -21.73%

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 28 April 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 28 April 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 -4 21 £400 - 6
South East -20 11 £400 +36.17% 2
East of England - 6 £275 -
Surrey +8 5 £425 - 1
Cambridge - 4 - -
Cambridgeshire - 4 - -
London -4 3 £425 -10.52% 1
Winchester - 3 £400 -
Hampshire - 3 £400 -
Reading -9 2 - -
Berkshire -15 2 - -
Essex - 2 £275 -
Staines - 2 - -
Middlesex +5 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 £375 - 2
Yorkshire - 1 £375 - 3
Hounslow - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 £375 - 2

CCSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 44 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (88.64%) Cisco
3 34 (77.27%) Cisco ASA
4 33 (75.00%) Firewall
5 32 (72.73%) CheckPoint
6 27 (61.36%) CCNP
7 24 (54.55%) F5
8 22 (50.00%) CCSE
9 20 (45.45%) Network Security
10 18 (40.91%) CCSA
10 18 (40.91%) Juniper
10 18 (40.91%) Cisco PIX
11 16 (36.36%) VPN
12 15 (34.09%) CCIE
12 15 (34.09%) Load Balancing
13 13 (29.55%) DNS
14 12 (27.27%) OSPF
15 11 (25.00%) CCDP
16 10 (22.73%) HP
16 10 (22.73%) CCNA
16 10 (22.73%) CISSP
17 8 (18.18%) BIG-IP
17 8 (18.18%) Radware
17 8 (18.18%) tcpdump
17 8 (18.18%) Network Management
17 8 (18.18%) Cisco Nexus
18 7 (15.91%) FWSM
18 7 (15.91%) Check Point Certification
18 7 (15.91%) UNIX
18 7 (15.91%) Telecoms

CCSP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 3 (6.82%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 34 (77.27%) Cisco ASA
2 33 (75.00%) Firewall
3 20 (45.45%) Network Security
4 18 (40.91%) Cisco PIX
5 16 (36.36%) VPN
6 13 (29.55%) DNS
7 12 (27.27%) OSPF
8 8 (18.18%) BIG-IP
8 8 (18.18%) tcpdump
8 8 (18.18%) Cisco Nexus
9 7 (15.91%) FWSM
10 6 (13.64%) Wireless
10 6 (13.64%) Cisco IOS
10 6 (13.64%) DHCP
11 5 (11.36%) Ethernet
11 5 (11.36%) SNMP
11 5 (11.36%) VoIP
11 5 (11.36%) IPsec
11 5 (11.36%) Intrusion Detection
11 5 (11.36%) NetScaler
General
1 7 (15.91%) Telecoms
2 5 (11.36%) Finance
3 1 (2.27%) Legal
Job Titles
1 22 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 10 (22.73%) Security Engineer
3 6 (13.64%) Network Security Engineer
3 6 (13.64%) Security Consultant
3 6 (13.64%) Network Consultant
3 6 (13.64%) Consultant
3 6 (13.64%) Network Security Consultant
4 5 (11.36%) IP Engineer
4 5 (11.36%) Design Engineer
4 5 (11.36%) Cisco Engineer
5 4 (9.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Head of Security
6 3 (6.82%) Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) Network Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Cisco Security Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Security Manager
7 2 (4.55%) Senior Network Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Head of Operations
7 2 (4.55%) Data Network Engineer
8 1 (2.27%) Cisco Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.82%) WAP
2 1 (2.27%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.82%) Management Information System
1 3 (6.82%) PKI
1 3 (6.82%) Mobile App
1 3 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.55%) CMDB
3 1 (2.27%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.91%) UNIX
2 6 (13.64%) Windows
2 6 (13.64%) Linux
3 5 (11.36%) Windows 2000
4 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.27%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (34.09%) Load Balancing
2 8 (18.18%) Network Management
3 5 (11.36%) Network Architecture
3 5 (11.36%) Kalman Filter
3 5 (11.36%) Risk Assessment
4 4 (9.09%) Information Security
4 4 (9.09%) Requirements Analysis
4 4 (9.09%) Reverse Engineering
5 3 (6.82%) Problem Management
5 3 (6.82%) Fault Management
5 3 (6.82%) Vulnerability Management
5 3 (6.82%) Database Security
5 3 (6.82%) Project Management
5 3 (6.82%) Change Management
6 2 (4.55%) Security Management
6 2 (4.55%) Risk Management
6 2 (4.55%) Migration
6 2 (4.55%) Configuration Management
6 2 (4.55%) Network Load Balancing
6 2 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.09%) Shell Script
2 3 (6.82%) Perl
Qualifications
1 44 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (61.36%) CCNP
3 22 (50.00%) CCSE
4 18 (40.91%) CCSA
5 15 (34.09%) CCIE
6 11 (25.00%) CCDP
7 10 (22.73%) CISSP
7 10 (22.73%) CCNA
8 7 (15.91%) Check Point Certification
9 6 (13.64%) Degree
10 5 (11.36%) HP ASE
10 5 (11.36%) HP MASE
10 5 (11.36%) JNCIP
10 5 (11.36%) JNCIE
11 4 (9.09%) CISM
12 3 (6.82%) Security Cleared
13 2 (4.55%) SC Cleared
13 2 (4.55%) CCVP
14 1 (2.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 1 (2.27%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.36%) PCI DSS
2 3 (6.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (11.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (9.09%) XenServer
3 3 (6.82%) Active Directory
4 2 (4.55%) Firmware
5 1 (2.27%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.27%) vSphere
5 1 (2.27%) NFS
Systems Management
1 3 (6.82%) Netcool
1 3 (6.82%) OpenView
2 2 (4.55%) CiscoWorks
2 2 (4.55%) Nessus
2 2 (4.55%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (2.27%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 39 (88.64%) Cisco
2 32 (72.73%) CheckPoint
3 24 (54.55%) F5
4 18 (40.91%) Juniper
5 10 (22.73%) HP
6 8 (18.18%) Radware
7 6 (13.64%) Blue Coat
7 6 (13.64%) Fortinet
7 6 (13.64%) Nokia
7 6 (13.64%) Citrix
8 5 (11.36%) VMware
8 5 (11.36%) Redback
8 5 (11.36%) Riverbed
9 4 (9.09%) Infoblox
10 3 (6.82%) Crossbeam
10 3 (6.82%) Nortel
11 2 (4.55%) Qualys
11 2 (4.55%) ProCurve
11 2 (4.55%) SolarWinds
12 1 (2.27%) IBM
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