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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA)
UK / England
Rank 499 581 562
Rank change year-on-year
+82 -19
Contract jobs citing CCSA 73 35 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.075% 0.063%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.84% 0.35% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 7 18
Median daily rate £394 £338 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -15.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £269 £364
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £420 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £338 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -15.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 -

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
8658 10009 9576
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.70% 21.34% 20.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 5539 6256 5554
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £383
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +0.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 418 402 451
Median hourly rate £30.91 £35.60 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.16% +61.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £58.20 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £40.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-25.92% +80.00%

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 20 February 2017.

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 20 February 2017. 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 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 +33 25 £353 +4.44% 1
North East - 21 £353 - 1
London +22 20 £475 - 2
Yorkshire +14 4 £375 +31.57%
East of England -7 3 £500 +11.11%
East Midlands +1 2 £400 -
West Midlands - 1 - - 1
CCSA
UK

CCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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.

1 108 (93.10%) Firewall
2 102 (87.93%) Cisco
2 102 (87.93%) CheckPoint
3 93 (80.17%) Cisco Certification
4 76 (65.52%) CCNP
5 72 (62.07%) WAN
6 69 (59.48%) CCSE
7 63 (54.31%) Wireless
8 62 (53.45%) LAN
9 56 (48.28%) Juniper
10 55 (47.41%) Security Cleared
11 49 (42.24%) SC Cleared
11 49 (42.24%) F5
12 47 (40.52%) ITIL
13 42 (36.21%) Network Security
14 41 (35.34%) Riverbed
14 41 (35.34%) CCIE
15 39 (33.62%) HP
15 39 (33.62%) FortiGate
15 39 (33.62%) JNCIA
16 37 (31.90%) CCNA
17 36 (31.03%) Network Design
17 36 (31.03%) Fortinet
18 35 (30.17%) BIG-IP
18 35 (30.17%) CCDP
18 35 (30.17%) Service Management
19 34 (29.31%) CCIP
19 34 (29.31%) VPN
19 34 (29.31%) JNCIE
20 32 (27.59%) ITSM

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 2 (1.72%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (1.72%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.86%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (4.31%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 108 (93.10%) Firewall
2 72 (62.07%) WAN
3 63 (54.31%) Wireless
4 62 (53.45%) LAN
5 42 (36.21%) Network Security
6 35 (30.17%) BIG-IP
7 34 (29.31%) VPN
8 26 (22.41%) Cisco ASA
9 17 (14.66%) OSPF
10 15 (12.93%) Cisco Wireless
10 15 (12.93%) IPsec
11 12 (10.34%) TCP/IP
12 10 (8.62%) HSRP
12 10 (8.62%) VRRP
13 9 (7.76%) Intrusion Detection
14 8 (6.90%) DMZ
14 8 (6.90%) Spanning Tree
14 8 (6.90%) TACACS
15 7 (6.03%) VoIP
16 6 (5.17%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.31%) Big Data
General
1 28 (24.14%) Telecoms
2 6 (5.17%) Finance
3 3 (2.59%) Advertising
3 3 (2.59%) Legal
4 2 (1.72%) Banking
4 2 (1.72%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.86%) Retail
Job Titles
1 73 (62.93%) Network Engineer
2 25 (21.55%) Analyst
3 20 (17.24%) Network Security Engineer
3 20 (17.24%) Security Engineer
4 15 (12.93%) Network Analyst
5 12 (10.34%) Senior Network Engineer
6 11 (9.48%) Network Support
6 11 (9.48%) Security Analyst
7 8 (6.90%) Cisco Engineer
7 8 (6.90%) Network Support Engineer
7 8 (6.90%) Support Engineer
8 7 (6.03%) Architect
8 7 (6.03%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 7 (6.03%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 7 (6.03%) Voice Engineer
8 7 (6.03%) Voice Network Engineer
9 6 (5.17%) Network Architect
9 6 (5.17%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 5 (4.31%) Check Point Analyst
10 5 (4.31%) Senior Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.31%) 802.1X
2 2 (1.72%) Web Services
2 2 (1.72%) XMPP
3 1 (0.86%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 21 (18.10%) Computer Science
1 21 (18.10%) Data Centre
2 8 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.17%) Linux Command Line
3 6 (5.17%) RSA SecurID
4 5 (4.31%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 3 (2.59%) Private Cloud
5 3 (2.59%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (1.72%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.72%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.72%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.72%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.86%) PKI
7 1 (0.86%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 12 (10.34%) Linux
2 8 (6.90%) Unix
3 2 (1.72%) Windows
4 1 (0.86%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (40.52%) ITIL
2 36 (31.03%) Network Design
3 35 (30.17%) Service Management
4 32 (27.59%) ITSM
5 11 (9.48%) Incident Management
5 11 (9.48%) Information Security
6 9 (7.76%) Asset Management
7 8 (6.90%) Change Management
7 8 (6.90%) SIEM
8 7 (6.03%) Cybersecurity
8 7 (6.03%) Security Monitoring
9 6 (5.17%) Data Analysis
9 6 (5.17%) Disk Encryption
9 6 (5.17%) Forensic Analysis
9 6 (5.17%) Identity Access Management
9 6 (5.17%) Malware Analysis
9 6 (5.17%) Problem Management
10 5 (4.31%) Load Balancing
10 5 (4.31%) Network Monitoring
10 5 (4.31%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.72%) C
1 2 (1.72%) Java
1 2 (1.72%) PowerShell
1 2 (1.72%) Python
Qualifications
1 93 (80.17%) Cisco Certification
2 76 (65.52%) CCNP
3 69 (59.48%) CCSE
4 55 (47.41%) Security Cleared
5 49 (42.24%) SC Cleared
6 41 (35.34%) CCIE
7 39 (33.62%) JNCIA
8 37 (31.90%) CCNA
9 35 (30.17%) CCDP
10 34 (29.31%) CCIP
10 34 (29.31%) JNCIE
11 26 (22.41%) HP ASE
11 26 (22.41%) HP MASE
12 22 (18.97%) Degree
13 8 (6.90%) CEH
14 7 (6.03%) Check Point Certification
14 7 (6.03%) GCFA
14 7 (6.03%) GCIH
14 7 (6.03%) MCP
15 6 (5.17%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.45%) SLA
2 3 (2.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.86%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.86%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.72%) vCloud
2 2 (1.72%) XenServer
3 1 (0.86%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.86%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 39 (33.62%) FortiGate
2 6 (5.17%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 3 (2.59%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (2.59%) EnCase
3 3 (2.59%) Nagios
4 2 (1.72%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (1.72%) Cisco UCCX
4 2 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.72%) Pingdom
4 2 (1.72%) Puppet
4 2 (1.72%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 102 (87.93%) CheckPoint
1 102 (87.93%) Cisco
2 56 (48.28%) Juniper
3 49 (42.24%) F5
4 41 (35.34%) Riverbed
5 39 (33.62%) HP
6 36 (31.03%) Fortinet
7 29 (25.00%) Aruba
8 16 (13.79%) Citrix
9 14 (12.07%) Microsoft
10 13 (11.21%) Blue Coat
11 9 (7.76%) Nokia
12 8 (6.90%) Palo Alto
13 6 (5.17%) Avaya
13 6 (5.17%) Nortel
14 5 (4.31%) Infoblox
14 5 (4.31%) VMware
15 4 (3.45%) Meraki
15 4 (3.45%) SolarWinds
16 3 (2.59%) Splunk