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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA)
Rank 60 59 -
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -
Contract jobs citing CCSA 7 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.89% 0.16% -
As % of the Qualifications category 3.65% 0.78% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 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 £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -
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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
192 128 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 24.33% 19.88% 14.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 82 29
Average daily rate £340 £400 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +12.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £178 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 3
Average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% -4.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £31.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £31.00 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%

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 29 May 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 7 (100.00%) Juniper
1 7 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 7 (100.00%) Firewall
2 6 (85.71%) Check Point Certification
2 6 (85.71%) Cisco
2 6 (85.71%) Load Balancing
3 5 (71.43%) Network Security
3 5 (71.43%) Junos
3 5 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (71.43%) Clustering
3 5 (71.43%) OSPF
3 5 (71.43%) BGP
4 4 (57.14%) Risk Assessment
4 4 (57.14%) Blue Coat
4 4 (57.14%) VPN
4 4 (57.14%) CCNP
4 4 (57.14%) MS Visio
4 4 (57.14%) SC Cleared
4 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
5 3 (42.86%) Low Latency
5 3 (42.86%) Ultra-Low Latency
5 3 (42.86%) Data Centre
5 3 (42.86%) E-Commerce
5 3 (42.86%) Windows
5 3 (42.86%) Banking
5 3 (42.86%) Internet
5 3 (42.86%) Extranet
6 2 (28.57%) Solaris
6 2 (28.57%) Linux
6 2 (28.57%) Perl

CCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (57.14%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 7 (100.00%) Firewall
2 5 (71.43%) Network Security
2 5 (71.43%) Junos
2 5 (71.43%) OSPF
2 5 (71.43%) BGP
3 4 (57.14%) VPN
4 3 (42.86%) Internet
4 3 (42.86%) Extranet
5 1 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (14.29%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (14.29%) LAN
5 1 (14.29%) WAN
5 1 (14.29%) MPLS
5 1 (14.29%) EIGRP
General
1 3 (42.86%) Banking
2 2 (28.57%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Firewall Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Security Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) Clustering
2 3 (42.86%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Solaris
2 2 (28.57%) Linux
2 2 (28.57%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Load Balancing
2 4 (57.14%) Risk Assessment
3 3 (42.86%) Low Latency
3 3 (42.86%) Ultra-Low Latency
3 3 (42.86%) E-Commerce
4 1 (14.29%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Perl
1 2 (28.57%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) Check Point Certification
2 5 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (57.14%) CCNP
3 4 (57.14%) SC Cleared
3 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) CCNA
4 1 (14.29%) CCSE
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Juniper
1 7 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 6 (85.71%) Cisco
3 4 (57.14%) Blue Coat
4 1 (14.29%) F5
4 1 (14.29%) Foundry
4 1 (14.29%) Brocade
4 1 (14.29%) Sun