The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA)
Rank 180 194 189
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -5
Contract jobs citing CCSA 4 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.078% 0.10% 0.087%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.45% 0.58% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 5
Average daily rate
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£488 £300 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+62.50% -17.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £300 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £300 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £308 £298
% change year-on-year
+30.08% +3.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £180.00 -
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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 City of London region.

Qualifications Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
891 1027 912
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 17.35% 17.70% 15.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 654 675 610
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £252 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £353 £333
% change year-on-year
+9.14% +6.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 16 39
Average hourly rate £18.70 £25.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.20% -37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.03 £15.40 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £41.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -34.57%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CCSA across the City of London region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

CCSA Daily Rate Histogram 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 27 February 2015, 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 16 (94.12%) CheckPoint
2 15 (88.24%) Firewall
3 14 (82.35%) Cisco
4 11 (64.71%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (64.71%) CCSE
4 11 (64.71%) F5
5 9 (52.94%) Load Balancing
5 9 (52.94%) Network Security
6 6 (35.29%) VPN
6 6 (35.29%) DNS
6 6 (35.29%) LAN
6 6 (35.29%) WAN
7 5 (29.41%) UNIX
7 5 (29.41%) Windows
7 5 (29.41%) CCNP
7 5 (29.41%) Juniper
7 5 (29.41%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (23.53%) Network Architecture
8 4 (23.53%) WAAS
8 4 (23.53%) tcpdump
8 4 (23.53%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (23.53%) Cisco PIX
8 4 (23.53%) Requirements Analysis
8 4 (23.53%) Shell Script
8 4 (23.53%) OSPF
8 4 (23.53%) BGP
8 4 (23.53%) EIGRP
8 4 (23.53%) Migration
8 4 (23.53%) Ethernet
8 4 (23.53%) CCSP

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 15 (88.24%) Firewall
2 9 (52.94%) Network Security
3 6 (35.29%) LAN
3 6 (35.29%) WAN
3 6 (35.29%) VPN
3 6 (35.29%) DNS
4 5 (29.41%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (23.53%) WAAS
5 4 (23.53%) tcpdump
5 4 (23.53%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (23.53%) Cisco PIX
5 4 (23.53%) OSPF
5 4 (23.53%) BGP
5 4 (23.53%) EIGRP
5 4 (23.53%) Ethernet
5 4 (23.53%) Multicast
6 3 (17.65%) SSL
7 2 (11.76%) DHCP
7 2 (11.76%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (11.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
General
1 3 (17.65%) Banking
1 3 (17.65%) Investment Banking
2 2 (11.76%) Finance
3 1 (5.88%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 12 (70.59%) Network Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Network Security Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Senior Network Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Security Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Security Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Security Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Operational Security Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Operational Security Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Security Analyst
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) UNIX
1 5 (29.41%) Windows
2 4 (23.53%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Load Balancing
2 4 (23.53%) Network Architecture
2 4 (23.53%) Migration
2 4 (23.53%) Requirements Analysis
3 3 (17.65%) Mentoring
4 1 (5.88%) Resource Management
4 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.88%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) Shell Script
2 3 (17.65%) Perl
Qualifications
1 11 (64.71%) Cisco Certification
1 11 (64.71%) CCSE
2 5 (29.41%) CCNP
3 4 (23.53%) CCSP
4 3 (17.65%) CISSP
5 2 (11.76%) CCNA
5 2 (11.76%) JNCIA
6 1 (5.88%) JNCIP
6 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
6 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
6 1 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (5.88%) MCP
6 1 (5.88%) MCSA
6 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) ProxySG
2 1 (5.88%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 16 (94.12%) CheckPoint
2 14 (82.35%) Cisco
3 11 (64.71%) F5
4 5 (29.41%) Juniper
5 3 (17.65%) Blue Coat
6 2 (11.76%) Sourcefire
6 2 (11.76%) Fortinet
7 1 (5.88%) SolarWinds
7 1 (5.88%) Nokia
7 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
7 1 (5.88%) VMware
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