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 3 June 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco Certified Security Professional (CCSP)
Rank 577 558 529
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -29
Contract jobs citing CCSP 19 31 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.035% 0.058% 0.064%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.18% 0.30% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 18 17
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£400 £411 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.73% +17.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £515 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £345
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +8.69%
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
10323 10398 8547
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.97% 19.53% 18.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 5941 6062 4555
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £223 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 514 528 460
Average hourly rate £23.00 £18.70 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.99% -16.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.29 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £48.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -18.18%

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 3 June 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 21 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 3 June 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 -17 19 £400 +4.57% 7
South East -16 5 £450 +38.46% 2
London -1 4 - - 5
East of England - 4 £275 -
Surrey +4 3 £425 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £375 -
Yorkshire - 2 £375 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 - -
Essex - 2 £275 -
Manchester - 2 - -
Cambridge - 2 - -
Staines - 2 - -
Leeds - 2 £375 -
North West - 2 - -
Middlesex +5 1 - - 1
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £475 - 1
Hounslow - 1 - - 1
Milton Keynes - 1 £475 - 1
Nottingham - 1 - -

CCSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 39 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (76.92%) Cisco
3 23 (58.97%) Firewall
4 22 (56.41%) Cisco ASA
5 21 (53.85%) CCNP
6 20 (51.28%) CheckPoint
7 18 (46.15%) Juniper
7 18 (46.15%) Data Centre
8 16 (41.03%) F5
9 15 (38.46%) CISSP
9 15 (38.46%) CCIE
10 14 (35.90%) CCSE
11 13 (33.33%) Network Security
12 11 (28.21%) OSPF
12 11 (28.21%) CCDP
13 10 (25.64%) VPN
13 10 (25.64%) Load Balancing
14 9 (23.08%) Linux
15 8 (20.51%) DNS
15 8 (20.51%) Citrix
15 8 (20.51%) CISM
15 8 (20.51%) Cisco PIX
15 8 (20.51%) VMware
15 8 (20.51%) CCSA
16 7 (17.95%) Finance
16 7 (17.95%) CCNA
16 7 (17.95%) Cisco Nexus
17 6 (15.38%) HP
17 6 (15.38%) SharePoint
17 6 (15.38%) DHCP

CCSP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 (15.38%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.56%) Lync
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 23 (58.97%) Firewall
2 22 (56.41%) Cisco ASA
3 13 (33.33%) Network Security
4 11 (28.21%) OSPF
5 10 (25.64%) VPN
6 8 (20.51%) DNS
6 8 (20.51%) Cisco PIX
7 7 (17.95%) Cisco Nexus
8 6 (15.38%) Wireless
8 6 (15.38%) DHCP
9 5 (12.82%) VoIP
9 5 (12.82%) SNMP
9 5 (12.82%) IPsec
9 5 (12.82%) Intrusion Detection
9 5 (12.82%) BIG-IP
9 5 (12.82%) Cisco IOS
9 5 (12.82%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 5 (12.82%) FWSM
9 5 (12.82%) NetScaler
10 4 (10.26%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (2.56%) Big Data
General
1 7 (17.95%) Finance
2 6 (15.38%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.56%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (30.77%) Network Engineer
2 6 (15.38%) Consultant
2 6 (15.38%) Network Consultant
2 6 (15.38%) Security Consultant
2 6 (15.38%) Network Security Consultant
3 5 (12.82%) Security Engineer
3 5 (12.82%) Security Manager
3 5 (12.82%) Design Engineer
3 5 (12.82%) IP Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Head of Security
4 4 (10.26%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Senior Network Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Project Manager
5 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Security Project Manager
6 2 (5.13%) Head of Operations
6 2 (5.13%) Cisco Security Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) Cisco Network Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 18 (46.15%) Data Centre
2 5 (12.82%) Management Information System
3 3 (7.69%) PKI
4 2 (5.13%) CMDB
5 1 (2.56%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 9 (23.08%) Linux
2 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (2.56%) Windows
2 1 (2.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.64%) Load Balancing
2 6 (15.38%) Project Management
2 6 (15.38%) Information Security
3 5 (12.82%) Risk Assessment
3 5 (12.82%) Network Management
3 5 (12.82%) Kalman Filter
4 4 (10.26%) Reverse Engineering
4 4 (10.26%) ITIL
5 3 (7.69%) Security Management
5 3 (7.69%) Migration
5 3 (7.69%) Matrix Management
5 3 (7.69%) Vulnerability Management
5 3 (7.69%) Database Security
6 2 (5.13%) Security Patching
6 2 (5.13%) Security Architecture
6 2 (5.13%) Configuration Management
6 2 (5.13%) Risk Management
6 2 (5.13%) Change Management
7 1 (2.56%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (2.56%) ITSM
Qualifications
1 39 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (53.85%) CCNP
3 15 (38.46%) CCIE
3 15 (38.46%) CISSP
4 14 (35.90%) CCSE
5 11 (28.21%) CCDP
6 8 (20.51%) CISM
6 8 (20.51%) CCSA
7 7 (17.95%) CCNA
8 5 (12.82%) JNCIP
8 5 (12.82%) JNCIE
8 5 (12.82%) Degree
8 5 (12.82%) Check Point Certification
8 5 (12.82%) HP ASE
8 5 (12.82%) HP MASE
9 3 (7.69%) Security Cleared
9 3 (7.69%) SC Cleared
10 2 (5.13%) DV Cleared
10 2 (5.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (2.56%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.38%) PCI DSS
2 3 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (10.26%) XenServer
3 3 (7.69%) Active Directory
4 2 (5.13%) NFS
4 2 (5.13%) VMware ESX
4 2 (5.13%) vSphere
5 1 (2.56%) UAG
5 1 (2.56%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.56%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) Nessus
2 1 (2.56%) SCCM
2 1 (2.56%) SCOM
2 1 (2.56%) SCVMM
2 1 (2.56%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.56%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 30 (76.92%) Cisco
2 20 (51.28%) CheckPoint
3 18 (46.15%) Juniper
4 16 (41.03%) F5
5 8 (20.51%) Citrix
5 8 (20.51%) VMware
6 6 (15.38%) HP
6 6 (15.38%) Nokia
7 5 (12.82%) Redback
7 5 (12.82%) Blue Coat
7 5 (12.82%) Fortinet
7 5 (12.82%) Riverbed
7 5 (12.82%) Radware
8 4 (10.26%) Infoblox
9 2 (5.13%) SolarWinds
9 2 (5.13%) Symantec
9 2 (5.13%) Qualys
9 2 (5.13%) Red Hat
9 2 (5.13%) IBM
9 2 (5.13%) Microsoft