The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications currently tracked.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Certified Security Professional (CCSP)
Rank 528 543 482
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -61
Contract jobs citing CCSP 44 23 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.083% 0.045% 0.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.43% 0.25% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 8 28
Average daily rate
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£420 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.38% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £297 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £424 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10117 9034 9808
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.06% 17.76% 16.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 5715 4861 5051
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 444 498 610
Average hourly rate £18.97 £21.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.79% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.18 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -4.54%

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 22 July 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 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 22 July 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 +7 33 £400 +6.66% 8
South East +11 23 £333 -8.27% 2
Berkshire +18 18 £255 - 1
London +15 8 £425 +6.25% 2
Reading - 5 £255 -
City of London +23 4 £425 - 2
Hampshire -5 4 £333 -11.33%
West Midlands - 2 £525 -
East of England - - - - 3
Farnborough - - - -
North Wales - - - -
South West - - - -
Wales - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
West Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Wiltshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
Stoke-on-Trent - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Wrexham - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - - 3
Bedford - - - - 3
Bristol - - - -
Dorking - - - -
Horsham - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1

CCSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 66 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 57 (86.36%) Firewall
3 49 (74.24%) Cisco
4 42 (63.64%) CheckPoint
5 37 (56.06%) CISSP
6 31 (46.97%) Juniper
7 30 (45.45%) Cisco ASA
8 29 (43.94%) VPN
8 29 (43.94%) CCIE
9 28 (42.42%) CCNP
10 23 (34.85%) OSPF
10 23 (34.85%) Cisco PIX
11 22 (33.33%) MPLS
12 21 (31.82%) IPsec
13 20 (30.30%) Network Security
13 20 (30.30%) FWSM
14 19 (28.79%) BGP
15 18 (27.27%) ITIL
15 18 (27.27%) LAN
16 17 (25.76%) PCI DSS
16 17 (25.76%) F5
17 16 (24.24%) Telecoms
17 16 (24.24%) CCDP
18 15 (22.73%) Check Point Certification
18 15 (22.73%) WAN
18 15 (22.73%) Cisco Nexus
19 14 (21.21%) Network Management
19 14 (21.21%) Security Cleared
19 14 (21.21%) CCSA
20 13 (19.70%) Finance

CCSP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 (12.12%) Apache
2 2 (3.03%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (3.03%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 57 (86.36%) Firewall
2 30 (45.45%) Cisco ASA
3 29 (43.94%) VPN
4 23 (34.85%) OSPF
4 23 (34.85%) Cisco PIX
5 22 (33.33%) MPLS
6 21 (31.82%) IPsec
7 20 (30.30%) Network Security
7 20 (30.30%) FWSM
8 19 (28.79%) BGP
9 18 (27.27%) LAN
10 15 (22.73%) WAN
10 15 (22.73%) Cisco Nexus
11 13 (19.70%) VoIP
11 13 (19.70%) SNMP
12 10 (15.15%) BIG-IP
12 10 (15.15%) DNS
12 10 (15.15%) Internet
13 6 (9.09%) EIGRP
13 6 (9.09%) RIP
General
1 16 (24.24%) Telecoms
2 13 (19.70%) Finance
3 3 (4.55%) International Banking
3 3 (4.55%) Banking
4 2 (3.03%) Front Office
5 1 (1.52%) Back Office
5 1 (1.52%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 19 (28.79%) IP Engineer
2 17 (25.76%) Security Engineer
3 15 (22.73%) Network Engineer
3 15 (22.73%) Design Engineer
4 8 (12.12%) Consultant
5 7 (10.61%) Security Consultant
5 7 (10.61%) Network Support
6 6 (9.09%) Network Security Engineer
7 5 (7.58%) Architect
8 4 (6.06%) IT Security Consultant
8 4 (6.06%) Senior Security Engineer
8 4 (6.06%) Analyst
8 4 (6.06%) IT Consultant
8 4 (6.06%) Senior IP Engineer
8 4 (6.06%) Senior Design Engineer
9 3 (4.55%) Designer
9 3 (4.55%) Security Designer
9 3 (4.55%) Security Architect
9 3 (4.55%) Network Analyst
9 3 (4.55%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.52%) CSS
1 1 (1.52%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.61%) Management Information System
2 5 (7.58%) Computer Science
3 4 (6.06%) Cryptography
4 3 (4.55%) SecurID
4 3 (4.55%) CESG
5 2 (3.03%) Derivative
5 2 (3.03%) CMDB
5 2 (3.03%) RMADS
5 2 (3.03%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.52%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 11 (16.67%) Windows
2 10 (15.15%) UNIX
3 2 (3.03%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (27.27%) ITIL
2 14 (21.21%) Network Management
3 11 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
4 8 (12.12%) Network Design
4 8 (12.12%) Load Balancing
5 7 (10.61%) Demand Forecasting
5 7 (10.61%) Risk Management
6 6 (9.09%) ITIL V3
7 5 (7.58%) SIEM
7 5 (7.58%) Change Control
7 5 (7.58%) Vulnerability Management
7 5 (7.58%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 5 (7.58%) Migration
8 4 (6.06%) Information Security
8 4 (6.06%) Information Management
8 4 (6.06%) Configuration Management
8 4 (6.06%) Cyber Security
9 3 (4.55%) Fault Management
9 3 (4.55%) eTOM
9 3 (4.55%) Security Management
Qualifications
1 66 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 37 (56.06%) CISSP
3 29 (43.94%) CCIE
4 28 (42.42%) CCNP
5 16 (24.24%) CCDP
6 15 (22.73%) Check Point Certification
7 14 (21.21%) Security Cleared
7 14 (21.21%) CCSA
8 13 (19.70%) CCSE
8 13 (19.70%) SC Cleared
9 9 (13.64%) CEH
10 8 (12.12%) GIAC
10 8 (12.12%) SSCP
10 8 (12.12%) CCNA
11 7 (10.61%) JNCIS
12 5 (7.58%) Degree
13 4 (6.06%) JNCIA
14 3 (4.55%) CISM
15 2 (3.03%) CCIP
16 1 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (25.76%) PCI DSS
2 4 (6.06%) COBIT
2 4 (6.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (4.55%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.52%) QA
4 1 (1.52%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (4.55%) ProxySG
2 1 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.52%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (19.70%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.52%) Cacti
2 1 (1.52%) OpenView
2 1 (1.52%) Netcool
2 1 (1.52%) Nagios
Vendors
1 49 (74.24%) Cisco
2 42 (63.64%) CheckPoint
3 31 (46.97%) Juniper
4 17 (25.76%) F5
5 9 (13.64%) Blue Coat
6 8 (12.12%) Fortinet
7 7 (10.61%) Nokia
8 6 (9.09%) Radware
9 5 (7.58%) Redback
10 4 (6.06%) Huawei
10 4 (6.06%) Ericsson
11 3 (4.55%) AlgoSec
11 3 (4.55%) Tufin
11 3 (4.55%) Nortel
12 2 (3.03%) Microsoft
12 2 (3.03%) Crossbeam
13 1 (1.52%) Qualys
13 1 (1.52%) HP
13 1 (1.52%) VMware
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