The table below looks at the statistics for CCSA in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CCSA over the 3 months to 21 August 2014 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA)
Rank 515 537 537
Rank change year-on-year
+22 0
Contract jobs citing CCSA 54 17 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.035% 0.066%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.57% 0.20% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 9 14
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +14.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £280
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £45.00 - £31.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - £31.75
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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 England region.

Qualifications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
9426 8436 9335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.53% 17.61% 17.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 5398 4671 4875
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £545 £514
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 401 438 580
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.31% -6.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.18 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.36 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

CCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

CCSA Jobs Demand Trend in England

CCSA
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

CCSA Daily Rate Trend in England

CCSA
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CCSA across the England region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014.

CCSA Daily Rate Histogram in England

CCSA
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

CCSA Hourly Rate Trend in England

CCSA
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCSA within the England region over the 3 months to 21 August 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +19 18 £375 -7.69% 3
South East +7 15 £375 +22.95% 8
East of England - 12 £350 - 1
West Midlands -11 5 £300 -6.25% 1
North West - 3 £425 - 1
South West - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 5
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CCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 78 (75.73%) Cisco Certification
2 71 (68.93%) CheckPoint
3 70 (67.96%) Cisco
4 59 (57.28%) Firewall
5 51 (49.51%) Network Security
6 50 (48.54%) CCSE
7 46 (44.66%) CCNP
8 41 (39.81%) CCNA
9 37 (35.92%) CISSP
10 32 (31.07%) LAN
11 30 (29.13%) Juniper
12 29 (28.16%) WAN
13 20 (19.42%) CISM
14 19 (18.45%) UNIX
14 19 (18.45%) Windows
14 19 (18.45%) Check Point Certification
14 19 (18.45%) Blue Coat
15 18 (17.48%) Linux
15 18 (17.48%) JNCIA
16 17 (16.50%) Information Security
17 16 (15.53%) Cisco ASA
18 15 (14.56%) Microsoft
18 15 (14.56%) CCSP
18 15 (14.56%) Security Cleared
19 13 (12.62%) ITIL
20 12 (11.65%) VMware
20 12 (11.65%) SC Cleared
21 11 (10.68%) VPN
21 11 (10.68%) Microsoft Certification
22 10 (9.71%) MS Visio

CCSA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 (1.94%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (9.71%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.91%) MS Office
2 3 (2.91%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.85%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 59 (57.28%) Firewall
2 51 (49.51%) Network Security
3 32 (31.07%) LAN
4 29 (28.16%) WAN
5 16 (15.53%) Cisco ASA
6 11 (10.68%) VPN
7 9 (8.74%) Cisco Nexus
8 8 (7.77%) BGP
9 7 (6.80%) OSPF
9 7 (6.80%) TCP/IP
10 6 (5.83%) Junos
11 5 (4.85%) tcpdump
11 5 (4.85%) VLAN
11 5 (4.85%) Wireshark
11 5 (4.85%) Internet
12 4 (3.88%) Wireless
13 3 (2.91%) IPsec
13 3 (2.91%) SSH
13 3 (2.91%) BIG-IP
13 3 (2.91%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.80%) MySQL
2 4 (3.88%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.88%) MongoDB
2 4 (3.88%) Apache Cassandra
2 4 (3.88%) NoSQL
2 4 (3.88%) Relational Database
General
1 9 (8.74%) Finance
2 7 (6.80%) Publishing
3 4 (3.88%) Banking
3 4 (3.88%) Financial Institution
3 4 (3.88%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.88%) Local Government
4 2 (1.94%) Retail Banking
4 2 (1.94%) Retail
4 2 (1.94%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 39 (37.86%) Security Engineer
2 35 (33.98%) Network Engineer
3 29 (28.16%) Network Security Engineer
4 13 (12.62%) Consultant
4 13 (12.62%) Security Consultant
5 9 (8.74%) Firewall Engineer
6 8 (7.77%) Support Engineer
6 8 (7.77%) Architect
7 7 (6.80%) Analyst
7 7 (6.80%) Network Consultant
7 7 (6.80%) 3rd Line Support
7 7 (6.80%) Network Support
7 7 (6.80%) Network Security Consultant
8 6 (5.83%) Cloud Engineer
8 6 (5.83%) Network Analyst
9 5 (4.85%) Senior Security Engineer
10 4 (3.88%) Network Security Analyst
10 4 (3.88%) Security Analyst
10 4 (3.88%) Security Architect
10 4 (3.88%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.85%) Web Services
2 3 (2.91%) WAP
2 3 (2.91%) Middleware
2 3 (2.91%) HTML5
2 3 (2.91%) HTML
3 1 (0.97%) CSS
3 1 (0.97%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.88%) Clustering
2 3 (2.91%) PKI
2 3 (2.91%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.94%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.94%) CMDB
4 1 (0.97%) Visualisation
4 1 (0.97%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 19 (18.45%) UNIX
1 19 (18.45%) Windows
2 18 (17.48%) Linux
3 3 (2.91%) Solaris
4 2 (1.94%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (1.94%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (1.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.97%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (16.50%) Information Security
2 13 (12.62%) ITIL
3 10 (9.71%) Kalman Filter
4 8 (7.77%) Network Management
4 8 (7.77%) Load Balancing
5 6 (5.83%) Network Design
5 6 (5.83%) Service Management
5 6 (5.83%) Migration
6 5 (4.85%) PRINCE2
6 5 (4.85%) Change Control
7 4 (3.88%) Fault Management
8 3 (2.91%) Time Management
8 3 (2.91%) Network Architecture
8 3 (2.91%) Vulnerability Management
8 3 (2.91%) Low Latency
8 3 (2.91%) Ultra-Low Latency
8 3 (2.91%) E-Commerce
8 3 (2.91%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (2.91%) Risk Assessment
8 3 (2.91%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.88%) Perl
1 4 (3.88%) Tcl
2 2 (1.94%) SQL
3 1 (0.97%) C
Qualifications
1 78 (75.73%) Cisco Certification
2 50 (48.54%) CCSE
3 46 (44.66%) CCNP
4 41 (39.81%) CCNA
5 37 (35.92%) CISSP
6 20 (19.42%) CISM
7 19 (18.45%) Check Point Certification
8 18 (17.48%) JNCIA
9 15 (14.56%) Security Cleared
9 15 (14.56%) CCSP
10 12 (11.65%) SC Cleared
11 11 (10.68%) Microsoft Certification
12 10 (9.71%) CCIE
13 9 (8.74%) MCSE
13 9 (8.74%) CCDP
14 8 (7.77%) JNCIP
15 7 (6.80%) MCSA
16 6 (5.83%) JNCIE
16 6 (5.83%) ISACA
17 4 (3.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.74%) PCI DSS
2 4 (3.88%) SLA
3 2 (1.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.97%) QA
System Software
1 8 (7.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (5.83%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.91%) ProxySG
4 2 (1.94%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (5.83%) Puppet
1 6 (5.83%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.94%) OpenView
2 2 (1.94%) Netcool
3 1 (0.97%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 71 (68.93%) CheckPoint
2 70 (67.96%) Cisco
3 30 (29.13%) Juniper
4 19 (18.45%) Blue Coat
5 15 (14.56%) Microsoft
6 12 (11.65%) VMware
7 6 (5.83%) F5
8 5 (4.85%) BMC
9 4 (3.88%) Oracle
9 4 (3.88%) HP
9 4 (3.88%) Sourcefire
9 4 (3.88%) Citrix
9 4 (3.88%) SolarWinds
10 3 (2.91%) Crossbeam
10 3 (2.91%) Nokia
11 2 (1.94%) Nortel
11 2 (1.94%) Radware
11 2 (1.94%) Fortinet
11 2 (1.94%) WatchGuard
11 2 (1.94%) Qualys
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