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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Certified Security Professional (CCSP)
Rank 553 550 482
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -68
Contract jobs citing CCSP 47 25 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.085% 0.047% 0.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.45% 0.27% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 5 23
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£351 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.53% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £291 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £394 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +11.11%
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
10478 9373 10269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.85% 17.56% 17.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 5959 5127 5276
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 434 492 633
Average hourly rate £19.91 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.45% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.60 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-0.45% -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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +4 38 £351 -7.76% 7
South East +7 28 £400 +6.66% 3
Berkshire +29 23 £328 - 1
London -3 7 £338 -13.94% 2
Scotland -16 5 £420 +12.00% 1
Reading +14 4 £255 - 1
City of London +23 3 £388 -
South West - 3 - - 1
Surrey -6 2 - - 1
West Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Wiltshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
North Wales - - - -
Loughborough - - - -
Maidstone - - - -
Wales - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
South Wales - - - - 1
East of England - - - -
Stoke-on-Trent - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Wrexham - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
Kent - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -

CCSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 79 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 70 (88.61%) Firewall
3 61 (77.22%) Cisco
4 52 (65.82%) CheckPoint
5 42 (53.16%) CISSP
6 39 (49.37%) CCNP
7 36 (45.57%) Cisco ASA
8 35 (44.30%) CCIE
8 35 (44.30%) VPN
8 35 (44.30%) Juniper
9 25 (31.65%) OSPF
9 25 (31.65%) BGP
9 25 (31.65%) Network Security
10 24 (30.38%) MPLS
11 22 (27.85%) IPsec
11 22 (27.85%) Cisco PIX
12 21 (26.58%) Security Cleared
12 21 (26.58%) FWSM
13 20 (25.32%) LAN
13 20 (25.32%) PCI DSS
13 20 (25.32%) SC Cleared
14 18 (22.78%) Network Management
14 18 (22.78%) SNMP
14 18 (22.78%) Check Point Certification
14 18 (22.78%) Telecoms
15 17 (21.52%) CCSE
15 17 (21.52%) CCDP
16 16 (20.25%) VoIP
16 16 (20.25%) WAN
16 16 (20.25%) ITIL

CCSP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (10.13%) Apache
2 2 (2.53%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.53%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.27%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 70 (88.61%) Firewall
2 36 (45.57%) Cisco ASA
3 35 (44.30%) VPN
4 25 (31.65%) OSPF
4 25 (31.65%) BGP
4 25 (31.65%) Network Security
5 24 (30.38%) MPLS
6 22 (27.85%) IPsec
6 22 (27.85%) Cisco PIX
7 21 (26.58%) FWSM
8 20 (25.32%) LAN
9 18 (22.78%) SNMP
10 16 (20.25%) VoIP
10 16 (20.25%) WAN
10 16 (20.25%) Cisco Nexus
11 12 (15.19%) Internet
12 11 (13.92%) BIG-IP
13 10 (12.66%) DNS
14 8 (10.13%) Intrusion Detection
15 7 (8.86%) Ethernet
General
1 18 (22.78%) Telecoms
2 12 (15.19%) Finance
3 3 (3.80%) Banking
3 3 (3.80%) International Banking
4 1 (1.27%) Publishing
4 1 (1.27%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 23 (29.11%) Security Engineer
2 21 (26.58%) Network Engineer
3 19 (24.05%) IP Engineer
4 18 (22.78%) Design Engineer
5 13 (16.46%) Network Security Engineer
6 8 (10.13%) Consultant
6 8 (10.13%) Network Support
7 7 (8.86%) Security Consultant
8 6 (7.59%) Analyst
9 5 (6.33%) Architect
9 5 (6.33%) Network Analyst
10 4 (5.06%) IT Security Consultant
10 4 (5.06%) Cisco Engineer
10 4 (5.06%) Senior Security Engineer
10 4 (5.06%) IT Consultant
10 4 (5.06%) Support Analyst
10 4 (5.06%) Network Support Analyst
10 4 (5.06%) Senior IP Engineer
10 4 (5.06%) Senior Design Engineer
10 4 (5.06%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.53%) WAP
2 1 (1.27%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.13%) Management Information System
1 8 (10.13%) Computer Science
2 4 (5.06%) Cryptography
2 4 (5.06%) SecurID
3 3 (3.80%) CESG
3 3 (3.80%) Open Source
4 2 (2.53%) CMDB
4 2 (2.53%) RMADS
4 2 (2.53%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.27%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.27%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 13 (16.46%) Windows
2 11 (13.92%) UNIX
3 2 (2.53%) Linux
3 2 (2.53%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (22.78%) Network Management
2 16 (20.25%) ITIL
3 13 (16.46%) Risk Assessment
4 12 (15.19%) Load Balancing
5 7 (8.86%) Risk Management
5 7 (8.86%) Demand Forecasting
6 6 (7.59%) Kalman Filter
6 6 (7.59%) ITIL V3
7 5 (6.33%) SIEM
7 5 (6.33%) Vulnerability Management
7 5 (6.33%) Network Design
7 5 (6.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 4 (5.06%) Information Management
8 4 (5.06%) Fault Management
8 4 (5.06%) Information Security
8 4 (5.06%) Configuration Management
8 4 (5.06%) Cyber Security
8 4 (5.06%) Change Control
9 3 (3.80%) Validation
9 3 (3.80%) Security Management
Qualifications
1 79 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 42 (53.16%) CISSP
3 39 (49.37%) CCNP
4 35 (44.30%) CCIE
5 21 (26.58%) Security Cleared
6 20 (25.32%) SC Cleared
7 18 (22.78%) Check Point Certification
8 17 (21.52%) CCDP
8 17 (21.52%) CCSE
9 16 (20.25%) CCSA
10 9 (11.39%) CEH
10 9 (11.39%) Degree
11 8 (10.13%) GIAC
11 8 (10.13%) SSCP
11 8 (10.13%) CCNA
12 6 (7.59%) JNCIS
13 3 (3.80%) JNCIA
13 3 (3.80%) CISM
14 2 (2.53%) CCIP
15 1 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (25.32%) PCI DSS
2 4 (5.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (5.06%) COBIT
3 3 (3.80%) ISO 9001
4 2 (2.53%) SLA
5 1 (1.27%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.80%) ProxySG
1 3 (3.80%) Snort
1 3 (3.80%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 11 (13.92%) FortiGate
2 3 (3.80%) Nessus
3 2 (2.53%) OpenView
3 2 (2.53%) Netcool
Vendors
1 61 (77.22%) Cisco
2 52 (65.82%) CheckPoint
3 35 (44.30%) Juniper
4 16 (20.25%) F5
5 9 (11.39%) Radware
5 9 (11.39%) Blue Coat
6 8 (10.13%) Nokia
7 7 (8.86%) Fortinet
7 7 (8.86%) Redback
8 5 (6.33%) Microsoft
9 4 (5.06%) HP
9 4 (5.06%) Ericsson
10 3 (3.80%) Nortel
10 3 (3.80%) Crossbeam
10 3 (3.80%) Tufin
10 3 (3.80%) Huawei
10 3 (3.80%) AlgoSec
11 1 (1.27%) Qualys
11 1 (1.27%) Proofpoint
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