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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco Certified Security Professional (CCSP)
Rank 567 547 494
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -53
Contract jobs citing CCSP 20 19 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.038% 0.037% 0.081%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.17% 0.19% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 18
Average daily rate
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£413 £525 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% +34.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £415 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £550 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £415 £400
% change year-on-year
-4.81% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £180.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +620.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £180.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year
- +1340.00%

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
11644 9954 8325
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.15% 19.61% 18.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 6740 5367 4429
Average daily rate £400 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £550 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £384 £351 £330
% change year-on-year
+9.39% +6.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 525 472 493
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.82% -29.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.52 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £41.40 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -33.96%

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
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 28 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 March 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 -4 19 £413 -23.25% 12
South East -12 10 £400 - 1
London +2 5 £425 -20.93% 6
Berkshire -1 4 - -
Reading +3 3 - -
Surrey - 2 £425 - 1
East of England - 2 - -
Leeds - 1 £325 - 1
South West - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 £325 - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £325 - 1
City of London - - - - 1
North East - - - -
Durham - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Northumberland - - - -
Staines - - - -
Woking - - - - 1
Bedfordshire - - - -
Ascot - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Darlington - - - -
Dorking - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Tyne and Wear - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Greenwich - - - -

CCSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 56 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 54 (96.43%) Cisco
3 47 (83.93%) Firewall
4 46 (82.14%) Cisco ASA
5 43 (76.79%) CheckPoint
6 40 (71.43%) CCNP
7 30 (53.57%) CCSE
8 29 (51.79%) F5
9 25 (44.64%) Network Security
10 23 (41.07%) VPN
11 22 (39.29%) CCSA
11 22 (39.29%) Cisco PIX
12 21 (37.50%) Juniper
13 16 (28.57%) CCIE
14 15 (26.79%) Load Balancing
15 14 (25.00%) HP
15 14 (25.00%) CCNA
15 14 (25.00%) CCDP
15 14 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
16 13 (23.21%) Radware
16 13 (23.21%) BIG-IP
17 11 (19.64%) DNS
17 11 (19.64%) tcpdump
18 10 (17.86%) Network Management
18 10 (17.86%) UNIX
18 10 (17.86%) OSPF
19 9 (16.07%) Nokia
19 9 (16.07%) Security Cleared
20 8 (14.29%) SC Cleared
20 8 (14.29%) Nortel

CCSP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

Applications
1 1 (1.79%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 47 (83.93%) Firewall
2 46 (82.14%) Cisco ASA
3 25 (44.64%) Network Security
4 23 (41.07%) VPN
5 22 (39.29%) Cisco PIX
6 14 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 13 (23.21%) BIG-IP
8 11 (19.64%) DNS
8 11 (19.64%) tcpdump
9 10 (17.86%) OSPF
10 8 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
10 8 (14.29%) LAN
11 7 (12.50%) WAN
11 7 (12.50%) Ethernet
11 7 (12.50%) BGP
11 7 (12.50%) FWSM
12 6 (10.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 6 (10.71%) Multicast
13 5 (8.93%) Nortel Alteon
13 5 (8.93%) Wireless
General
1 8 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 33 (58.93%) Network Engineer
2 17 (30.36%) Security Engineer
3 11 (19.64%) Network Security Engineer
4 8 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
5 6 (10.71%) Security Consultant
5 6 (10.71%) Consultant
6 5 (8.93%) Analyst
6 5 (8.93%) Network Consultant
6 5 (8.93%) Network Analyst
6 5 (8.93%) Design Engineer
6 5 (8.93%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 5 (8.93%) Network Security Consultant
6 5 (8.93%) IP Engineer
7 4 (7.14%) Data Network Engineer
8 3 (5.36%) Cisco Security Engineer
8 3 (5.36%) Network Support
9 2 (3.57%) Architect
9 2 (3.57%) Support Analyst
9 2 (3.57%) Network Support Analyst
10 1 (1.79%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.93%) WAP
2 3 (5.36%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.93%) Mobile App
2 4 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.36%) PKI
4 1 (1.79%) Open Source
4 1 (1.79%) NHS
4 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.79%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 10 (17.86%) UNIX
2 7 (12.50%) Windows
3 6 (10.71%) Windows 2000
4 5 (8.93%) Linux
5 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.79%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (26.79%) Load Balancing
2 10 (17.86%) Network Management
3 7 (12.50%) Network Architecture
4 6 (10.71%) Fault Management
4 6 (10.71%) Problem Management
5 4 (7.14%) Requirements Analysis
5 4 (7.14%) Risk Assessment
5 4 (7.14%) Change Control
6 3 (5.36%) Database Security
6 3 (5.36%) Reverse Engineering
6 3 (5.36%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (5.36%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (5.36%) Project Management
6 3 (5.36%) Change Management
6 3 (5.36%) Release Management
7 2 (3.57%) Network Load Balancing
7 2 (3.57%) Migration
7 2 (3.57%) Information Security
7 2 (3.57%) Network Monitoring
8 1 (1.79%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.14%) Shell Script
2 3 (5.36%) Perl
Qualifications
1 56 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 40 (71.43%) CCNP
3 30 (53.57%) CCSE
4 22 (39.29%) CCSA
5 16 (28.57%) CCIE
6 14 (25.00%) CCNA
6 14 (25.00%) CCDP
7 9 (16.07%) Security Cleared
8 8 (14.29%) SC Cleared
8 8 (14.29%) CISSP
9 7 (12.50%) Check Point Certification
10 6 (10.71%) Degree
11 3 (5.36%) JNCIP
11 3 (5.36%) JNCIE
11 3 (5.36%) HP ASE
11 3 (5.36%) HP MASE
12 2 (3.57%) CCVP
12 2 (3.57%) CEH
13 1 (1.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 1 (1.79%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.14%) PCI DSS
2 3 (5.36%) SLA
3 1 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (8.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (7.14%) XenServer
2 4 (7.14%) Firmware
3 1 (1.79%) ProxySG
3 1 (1.79%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (8.93%) OpenView
1 5 (8.93%) Netcool
2 2 (3.57%) SolarWinds Orion
2 2 (3.57%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (1.79%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 54 (96.43%) Cisco
2 43 (76.79%) CheckPoint
3 29 (51.79%) F5
4 21 (37.50%) Juniper
5 14 (25.00%) HP
6 13 (23.21%) Radware
7 9 (16.07%) Nokia
8 8 (14.29%) Nortel
9 7 (12.50%) Blue Coat
10 5 (8.93%) VMware
10 5 (8.93%) Redback
10 5 (8.93%) Crossbeam
10 5 (8.93%) ProCurve
10 5 (8.93%) Riverbed
11 4 (7.14%) Infoblox
11 4 (7.14%) Fortinet
11 4 (7.14%) Citrix
12 3 (5.36%) Avaya
12 3 (5.36%) Mercator
13 2 (3.57%) Microsoft
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