The first table below looks at the demand for CCSA in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CCSA over the 3 months to 18 April 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 for the Berkshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA)
Rank 122 118 128
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +10
Contract jobs citing CCSA 7 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.25% 0.12% 0.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.00% 0.53% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
Average daily rate £375 £250 £259
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -3.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £300 £395
% change year-on-year
+15.83% -24.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £180.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £180.00 - £32.50
Qualifications Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
698 564 737
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 24.46% 22.95% 23.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 208 294
Average daily rate £359 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.64% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 19 14
Average hourly rate £15.25 £18.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.56% +23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.72 £12.46 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £56.00 £30.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
CCSA
South East

CCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CCSA across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

CCSA Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

CCSA
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing CCSA across the Berkshire region.

CCSA Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

CCSA
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing CCSA across the Berkshire region.

CCSA Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

CCSA
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCSA within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Reading -2 2 - - 2
Newbury - - - -
CCSA
South East

CCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing CCSA 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 CCSA.

1 9 (100.00%) Cisco
2 8 (88.89%) CheckPoint
3 7 (77.78%) Network Security
4 6 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (66.67%) Blue Coat
5 4 (44.44%) CCSE
5 4 (44.44%) BGP
5 4 (44.44%) CCNP
5 4 (44.44%) WAN
5 4 (44.44%) Network Design
5 4 (44.44%) Firewall
5 4 (44.44%) Telecoms
6 3 (33.33%) CISA
6 3 (33.33%) Information Security
6 3 (33.33%) CCNA
6 3 (33.33%) LAN
6 3 (33.33%) OSPF
6 3 (33.33%) Juniper
6 3 (33.33%) CISSP
7 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
7 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
7 2 (22.22%) HP
7 2 (22.22%) SAN
7 2 (22.22%) Nokia
7 2 (22.22%) McAfee
7 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (22.22%) Symantec
7 2 (22.22%) DNS
7 2 (22.22%) SMTP
7 2 (22.22%) DHCP

CCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing CCSA 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 CCSA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
1 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (77.78%) Network Security
2 4 (44.44%) BGP
2 4 (44.44%) WAN
2 4 (44.44%) Firewall
3 3 (33.33%) LAN
3 3 (33.33%) OSPF
4 2 (22.22%) SAN
4 2 (22.22%) DNS
4 2 (22.22%) SMTP
4 2 (22.22%) DHCP
4 2 (22.22%) HTTP
4 2 (22.22%) RIP
5 1 (11.11%) Unified Communications
5 1 (11.11%) IPsec
5 1 (11.11%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (11.11%) VPN
5 1 (11.11%) VoIP
5 1 (11.11%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 4 (44.44%) Telecoms
2 2 (22.22%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Security Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Security Analyst
1 2 (22.22%) Network Security Consultant
1 2 (22.22%) Network Security Analyst
1 2 (22.22%) Security Consultant
1 2 (22.22%) Network Security Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Analyst
1 2 (22.22%) Network Consultant
1 2 (22.22%) Consultant
1 2 (22.22%) Network Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Network Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) NOC Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Systems Engineer
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
1 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
1 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (11.11%) CentOS
2 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Network Design
2 3 (33.33%) Information Security
3 1 (11.11%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) B2B
3 1 (11.11%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (44.44%) CCSE
2 4 (44.44%) CCNP
3 3 (33.33%) CISA
3 3 (33.33%) CCNA
3 3 (33.33%) CISSP
4 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
5 1 (11.11%) CCDP
5 1 (11.11%) CCIE
5 1 (11.11%) CCSP
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
1 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (22.22%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) NetBackup
1 2 (22.22%) WSUS
1 2 (22.22%) SCCM
1 2 (22.22%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Cisco
2 8 (88.89%) CheckPoint
3 6 (66.67%) Blue Coat
4 3 (33.33%) Juniper
5 2 (22.22%) HP
5 2 (22.22%) Nokia
5 2 (22.22%) McAfee
5 2 (22.22%) Symantec
5 2 (22.22%) Brocade
5 2 (22.22%) VMware
5 2 (22.22%) Barracuda Networks
5 2 (22.22%) F5
6 1 (11.11%) MobileIron
6 1 (11.11%) Red Hat