The first table below looks at the demand for CCSA in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CCSA over the 3 months to 16 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 City of London 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA)
Rank 207 198 211
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +13
Contract jobs citing CCSA 8 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.12% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.67% 0.70% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 6
Average daily rate £375 £365 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% -27.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £395
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -24.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £53.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £180.00 - £32.50
Qualifications Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1194 1003 1085
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 18.02% 15.90% 13.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 827 649 656
Average daily rate £418 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £355
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -4.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 33 38
Average hourly rate £22.00 £48.75 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.87% +143.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.00 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.80 £135.00 £38.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-28.00% -
CCSA
London

CCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

CCSA Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

CCSA
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

CCSA Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

CCSA
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

CCSA Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

CCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 11 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (90.91%) CheckPoint
2 10 (90.91%) CCNP
2 10 (90.91%) Cisco
3 8 (72.73%) CCSE
4 7 (63.64%) Firewall
5 5 (45.45%) Juniper
5 5 (45.45%) CISSP
6 4 (36.36%) CCIE
6 4 (36.36%) ITIL
6 4 (36.36%) CISM
6 4 (36.36%) JNCIP
6 4 (36.36%) JNCIE
6 4 (36.36%) Network Security
6 4 (36.36%) ISACA
7 3 (27.27%) F5
7 3 (27.27%) Migration
7 3 (27.27%) PCI DSS
7 3 (27.27%) Barracuda Networks
7 3 (27.27%) Service Management
7 3 (27.27%) Wireless
7 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (27.27%) PRINCE2
7 3 (27.27%) MCSE
7 3 (27.27%) MCSA
7 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
8 2 (18.18%) VPN
8 2 (18.18%) MPLS
8 2 (18.18%) Websense
8 2 (18.18%) SolarWinds

CCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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.

Communications & Networking
1 7 (63.64%) Firewall
2 4 (36.36%) Network Security
3 3 (27.27%) Wireless
4 2 (18.18%) VPN
4 2 (18.18%) MPLS
5 1 (9.09%) WAN
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Security Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) Architect
2 4 (36.36%) Network Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) Cisco Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) Cisco Security Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Technical Architect
4 2 (18.18%) Network Architect
5 1 (9.09%) Lead Architect
5 1 (9.09%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Network Operations Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Network Security Architect
5 1 (9.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Security Architect
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) UNIX
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) ITIL
2 3 (27.27%) PRINCE2
2 3 (27.27%) Service Management
2 3 (27.27%) Migration
3 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (18.18%) Load Balancing
3 2 (18.18%) Network Management
4 1 (9.09%) Security Architecture
4 1 (9.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 1 (9.09%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (90.91%) CCNP
3 8 (72.73%) CCSE
4 5 (45.45%) CISSP
5 4 (36.36%) CCIE
5 4 (36.36%) CISM
5 4 (36.36%) ISACA
5 4 (36.36%) JNCIP
5 4 (36.36%) JNCIE
6 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (27.27%) MCSE
6 3 (27.27%) MCSA
7 1 (9.09%) CCNA
7 1 (9.09%) CCDP
7 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
7 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
7 1 (9.09%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 10 (90.91%) Cisco
1 10 (90.91%) CheckPoint
2 5 (45.45%) Juniper
3 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
3 3 (27.27%) Barracuda Networks
3 3 (27.27%) F5
4 2 (18.18%) SolarWinds
4 2 (18.18%) Aruba
4 2 (18.18%) Websense
5 1 (9.09%) ProCurve
5 1 (9.09%) HP
5 1 (9.09%) Nokia