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 26 June 2016 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.

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA)
Rank 576 576 558
Rank change year-on-year
0 -18
Contract jobs citing CCSA 41 50 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.084% 0.099% 0.080%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.39% 0.52% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 21 24
Median daily rate £450 £388 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% +14.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £295 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £550 £443
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+28.46% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 2
Median hourly rate £52.50 £39.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -13.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £39.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+34.61% -13.33%
CCSA
UK

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
10506 9534 9462
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.58% 18.78% 19.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 6649 5642 5569
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 363 479 438
Median hourly rate £27.50 £23.38 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +23.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.15 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.18 £50.00 £43.34
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.12 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+24.37% +26.94%

CCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing CCSA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCSA within the England region over the 3 months to 26 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +13 23 £378 -7.07% 3
London +11 14 £500 - 7
South West 0 1 £360 +20.00%
Midlands -6 1 £375 +36.36%
West Midlands -29 1 £525 +66.66% 1
East Midlands - 1 - -
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UK

CCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing CCSA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for CCSA.

1 58 (90.63%) CheckPoint
2 57 (89.06%) Firewall
3 56 (87.50%) Cisco
4 49 (76.56%) CCSE
5 43 (67.19%) Cisco Certification
5 43 (67.19%) Cisco ASA
6 37 (57.81%) Network Security
7 36 (56.25%) CCNP
8 29 (45.31%) F5
9 24 (37.50%) LAN
10 20 (31.25%) WAN
11 18 (28.13%) CCNA
12 14 (21.88%) TCP/IP
12 14 (21.88%) Check Point Certification
12 14 (21.88%) BGP
12 14 (21.88%) Blue Coat
13 13 (20.31%) OSPF
13 13 (20.31%) CISSP
13 13 (20.31%) BIG-IP
14 12 (18.75%) Juniper
14 12 (18.75%) VPN
14 12 (18.75%) Cisco PIX
14 12 (18.75%) FortiGate
14 12 (18.75%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 12 (18.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 12 (18.75%) DDoS Mitigation
15 10 (15.63%) Deep Packet Inspection
15 10 (15.63%) FWSM
15 10 (15.63%) ProxySG
16 9 (14.06%) Palo Alto

CCSA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (4.69%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.13%) IIS
2 2 (3.13%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.56%) Apache
3 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.56%) nginx
Applications
1 5 (7.81%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.25%) MS Office
3 3 (4.69%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (4.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (4.69%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (3.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.81%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.13%) IaaS
3 2 (3.13%) PaaS
3 2 (3.13%) SaaS
4 1 (1.56%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 57 (89.06%) Firewall
2 43 (67.19%) Cisco ASA
3 37 (57.81%) Network Security
4 24 (37.50%) LAN
5 20 (31.25%) WAN
6 14 (21.88%) BGP
6 14 (21.88%) TCP/IP
7 13 (20.31%) BIG-IP
7 13 (20.31%) OSPF
8 12 (18.75%) Cisco PIX
8 12 (18.75%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 12 (18.75%) VPN
9 10 (15.63%) FWSM
10 9 (14.06%) VRRP
11 8 (12.50%) DNS
11 8 (12.50%) SSL
11 8 (12.50%) Wireshark
12 7 (10.94%) HTTPS
12 7 (10.94%) SMTP
12 7 (10.94%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.56%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (9.38%) Finance
1 6 (9.38%) Retail
2 5 (7.81%) Billing
2 5 (7.81%) Telecoms
3 4 (6.25%) Banking
4 3 (4.69%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.13%) Back Office
5 2 (3.13%) Electronics
5 2 (3.13%) Marketing
6 1 (1.56%) Legal
6 1 (1.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 30 (46.88%) Network Engineer
1 30 (46.88%) Security Engineer
2 17 (26.56%) Network Security Engineer
3 10 (15.63%) IP Engineer
3 10 (15.63%) IP Security Engineer
4 8 (12.50%) Analyst
5 7 (10.94%) Network Analyst
6 6 (9.38%) Cisco Engineer
7 5 (7.81%) Senior Network Engineer
8 4 (6.25%) Architect
8 4 (6.25%) Cloud Architect
8 4 (6.25%) Firewall Engineer
8 4 (6.25%) Security Architect
8 4 (6.25%) Senior Network Security Engineer
8 4 (6.25%) Senior Security Engineer
9 3 (4.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 3 (4.69%) Consultant
9 3 (4.69%) Network Support
9 3 (4.69%) Network Support Engineer
9 3 (4.69%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.13%) 802.1X
1 2 (3.13%) Web Services
2 1 (1.56%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 12 (18.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 3 (4.69%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.13%) Cloud Native
3 2 (3.13%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.13%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.56%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.56%) CLARiiON
4 1 (1.56%) Clustering
4 1 (1.56%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.56%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.56%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.56%) EqualLogic
4 1 (1.56%) IVR
4 1 (1.56%) Replication
4 1 (1.56%) Symmetrix
4 1 (1.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (12.50%) Linux
2 6 (9.38%) Unix
3 5 (7.81%) Windows
4 2 (3.13%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.56%) CentOS
5 1 (1.56%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (18.75%) DDoS Mitigation
2 10 (15.63%) Deep Packet Inspection
3 8 (12.50%) High Availability
4 7 (10.94%) Kalman Filter
4 7 (10.94%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 7 (10.94%) Two-Factor Authentication
5 6 (9.38%) ITIL
5 6 (9.38%) Load Balancing
5 6 (9.38%) Network Design
6 5 (7.81%) CRM
6 5 (7.81%) SIEM
7 4 (6.25%) E-Commerce
7 4 (6.25%) Information Security
7 4 (6.25%) Low Latency
8 3 (4.69%) Change Control
8 3 (4.69%) Configuration Management
8 3 (4.69%) Security Architecture
8 3 (4.69%) Service Delivery
9 2 (3.13%) Performance Management
9 2 (3.13%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.56%) PowerShell
1 1 (1.56%) Shell Script
1 1 (1.56%) SQL
1 1 (1.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 49 (76.56%) CCSE
2 43 (67.19%) Cisco Certification
3 36 (56.25%) CCNP
4 18 (28.13%) CCNA
5 14 (21.88%) Check Point Certification
6 13 (20.31%) CISSP
7 7 (10.94%) CCDP
7 7 (10.94%) JNCIA
8 6 (9.38%) CCIE
8 6 (9.38%) Degree
9 5 (7.81%) CISM
10 4 (6.25%) CCDA
10 4 (6.25%) Security Cleared
11 2 (3.13%) JNCIS
11 2 (3.13%) SC Cleared
12 1 (1.56%) HND
12 1 (1.56%) MCSE
12 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (1.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.69%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (15.63%) ProxySG
2 5 (7.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.56%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.56%) ISA Server
3 1 (1.56%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.56%) vSphere
3 1 (1.56%) Xen
Systems Management
1 12 (18.75%) FortiGate
2 4 (6.25%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (3.13%) Puppet
4 1 (1.56%) Cacti
4 1 (1.56%) Nagios
4 1 (1.56%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.56%) OpenView
4 1 (1.56%) SmokePing
Vendors
1 58 (90.63%) CheckPoint
2 56 (87.50%) Cisco
3 29 (45.31%) F5
4 14 (21.88%) Blue Coat
5 12 (18.75%) Juniper
6 9 (14.06%) Microsoft
6 9 (14.06%) Palo Alto
7 5 (7.81%) Nokia
7 5 (7.81%) VMware
8 4 (6.25%) Cramer
8 4 (6.25%) NICE Systems
8 4 (6.25%) Sun
9 3 (4.69%) BMC
9 3 (4.69%) Citrix
9 3 (4.69%) Remedy
9 3 (4.69%) Riverbed
10 2 (3.13%) Barracuda Networks
10 2 (3.13%) Brocade
10 2 (3.13%) Rackspace
10 2 (3.13%) Splunk
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