The table below looks at the statistics for CCSA in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CCSA over the 3 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA)
Rank 54 58 52
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -6
Contract jobs citing CCSA 5 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.62% 0.16% 0.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.05% 0.88% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£295 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.44% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £348 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.47% +15.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £180.00 -
% change year-on-year
-78.33% -
CCSA
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Qualifications Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
164 113 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 20.22% 18.37% 12.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 60 40
Average daily rate £340 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £168 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £450 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
Average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% -4.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.00%

CCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

CCSA Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

CCSA
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

CCSA Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

CCSA
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

CCSA Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

CCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 5 (100.00%) Check Point Certification
1 5 (100.00%) Juniper
1 5 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 5 (100.00%) Firewall
1 5 (100.00%) Junos
2 4 (80.00%) Blue Coat
2 4 (80.00%) Clustering
2 4 (80.00%) Risk Assessment
2 4 (80.00%) Load Balancing
2 4 (80.00%) Network Security
2 4 (80.00%) SC Cleared
2 4 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (80.00%) OSPF
2 4 (80.00%) BGP
2 4 (80.00%) CCNP
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (80.00%) MS Visio
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco
3 3 (60.00%) VPN
3 3 (60.00%) Windows
3 3 (60.00%) Internet
3 3 (60.00%) Extranet
3 3 (60.00%) Banking
3 3 (60.00%) Low Latency
3 3 (60.00%) Ultra-Low Latency
3 3 (60.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (40.00%) Investment Banking
4 2 (40.00%) Tcl
4 2 (40.00%) Solaris
4 2 (40.00%) Linux

CCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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.

Applications
1 4 (80.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) Firewall
1 5 (100.00%) Junos
2 4 (80.00%) Network Security
2 4 (80.00%) OSPF
2 4 (80.00%) BGP
3 3 (60.00%) VPN
3 3 (60.00%) Internet
3 3 (60.00%) Extranet
General
1 3 (60.00%) Banking
2 2 (40.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Firewall Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Solaris
2 2 (40.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Risk Assessment
1 4 (80.00%) Load Balancing
2 3 (60.00%) Low Latency
2 3 (60.00%) Ultra-Low Latency
2 3 (60.00%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Tcl
1 2 (40.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Check Point Certification
2 4 (80.00%) SC Cleared
2 4 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (80.00%) CCNP
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Juniper
1 5 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 4 (80.00%) Blue Coat
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco
3 1 (20.00%) Sun