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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA)
Rank 544 518 478
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -40
Contract jobs citing CCSA 21 21 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.045% 0.047% 0.064%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.20% 0.24% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 22
Average daily rate
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£400 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £300 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £423 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £329 £298
% change year-on-year
+21.67% +10.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £180.00 -
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 England region.

Qualifications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10725 8790 7432
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 23.19% 19.56% 18.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 6363 4795 4034
Average daily rate £400 £380 £374
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £545 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 471 416 445
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.69 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £41.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -33.33%

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 6 March 2015.

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 6 March 2015. 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
South East -8 8 £395 - 6
London -10 5 £550 +62.96% 1
Yorkshire - 2 £376 - 2
East of England - 2 £400 - 2
South West - 1 - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
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CCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 65 (87.84%) CheckPoint
2 62 (83.78%) Cisco Certification
3 61 (82.43%) Cisco
4 56 (75.68%) Firewall
5 47 (63.51%) Cisco ASA
6 46 (62.16%) CCSE
7 43 (58.11%) CCNP
8 36 (48.65%) F5
9 26 (35.14%) Network Security
10 24 (32.43%) CCNA
11 23 (31.08%) Juniper
12 22 (29.73%) LAN
13 21 (28.38%) WAN
14 20 (27.03%) Blue Coat
14 20 (27.03%) CCSP
15 19 (25.68%) Nokia
15 19 (25.68%) VPN
16 17 (22.97%) ITIL
17 16 (21.62%) Cisco PIX
18 15 (20.27%) UNIX
18 15 (20.27%) TACACS
18 15 (20.27%) Security Cleared
19 14 (18.92%) CISSP
19 14 (18.92%) Linux
20 12 (16.22%) SC Cleared
20 12 (16.22%) Cisco Nexus
21 11 (14.86%) Fault Management
21 11 (14.86%) Load Balancing
21 11 (14.86%) JNCIA
21 11 (14.86%) VMware

CCSA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 3 (4.05%) OpenStack
2 2 (2.70%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (1.35%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.76%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.35%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 56 (75.68%) Firewall
2 47 (63.51%) Cisco ASA
3 26 (35.14%) Network Security
4 22 (29.73%) LAN
5 21 (28.38%) WAN
6 19 (25.68%) VPN
7 16 (21.62%) Cisco PIX
8 15 (20.27%) TACACS
9 12 (16.22%) Cisco Nexus
10 9 (12.16%) BGP
10 9 (12.16%) tcpdump
11 8 (10.81%) BIG-IP
11 8 (10.81%) DNS
12 7 (9.46%) SSL
12 7 (9.46%) EIGRP
12 7 (9.46%) TCP/IP
12 7 (9.46%) OSPF
12 7 (9.46%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 6 (8.11%) Multicast
13 6 (8.11%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.70%) SQL Server
1 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (4.05%) Telecoms
1 3 (4.05%) Finance
2 2 (2.70%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 32 (43.24%) Network Engineer
2 21 (28.38%) Security Engineer
3 14 (18.92%) Analyst
4 10 (13.51%) Network Security Engineer
4 10 (13.51%) Network Analyst
5 7 (9.46%) Cloud Engineer
6 5 (6.76%) Firewall Engineer
7 4 (5.41%) Security Specialist
8 3 (4.05%) Senior Network Engineer
8 3 (4.05%) Architect
9 2 (2.70%) Solutions Architect
9 2 (2.70%) Security Analyst
9 2 (2.70%) Project Engineer
9 2 (2.70%) Cisco Engineer
9 2 (2.70%) Network Specialist
9 2 (2.70%) Network Security Specialist
9 2 (2.70%) Senior Network Security Specialist
9 2 (2.70%) Senior Network Specialist
9 2 (2.70%) Senior Security Specialist
9 2 (2.70%) Data Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.76%) Web Services
2 3 (4.05%) WAP
3 2 (2.70%) CSLA
3 2 (2.70%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.05%) Mobile App
2 3 (4.05%) PKI
2 3 (4.05%) Spread Betting
3 2 (2.70%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 15 (20.27%) UNIX
2 14 (18.92%) Linux
3 9 (12.16%) Windows
4 6 (8.11%) Windows 2000
5 2 (2.70%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (22.97%) ITIL
2 11 (14.86%) Load Balancing
2 11 (14.86%) Fault Management
3 8 (10.81%) Incident Management
3 8 (10.81%) Change Management
4 7 (9.46%) Migration
4 7 (9.46%) Information Security
4 7 (9.46%) Mentoring
5 6 (8.11%) Network Architecture
5 6 (8.11%) Problem Management
6 5 (6.76%) DevOps
6 5 (6.76%) Project Management
6 5 (6.76%) Network Design
7 4 (5.41%) Requirements Analysis
8 3 (4.05%) PRINCE2
8 3 (4.05%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (4.05%) Network Management
8 3 (4.05%) Change Control
8 3 (4.05%) Database Security
9 2 (2.70%) Business Continuity Planning
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.41%) Shell Script
2 3 (4.05%) Perl
Qualifications
1 62 (83.78%) Cisco Certification
2 46 (62.16%) CCSE
3 43 (58.11%) CCNP
4 24 (32.43%) CCNA
5 20 (27.03%) CCSP
6 15 (20.27%) Security Cleared
7 14 (18.92%) CISSP
8 12 (16.22%) SC Cleared
9 11 (14.86%) JNCIA
10 6 (8.11%) CISM
10 6 (8.11%) CCDP
10 6 (8.11%) CCIE
11 4 (5.41%) DV Cleared
11 4 (5.41%) Degree
12 3 (4.05%) MCSA
12 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (4.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 2 (2.70%) Check Point Certification
13 2 (2.70%) CCVP
13 2 (2.70%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (13.51%) SLA
2 3 (4.05%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.70%) GPG13
3 2 (2.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (6.76%) ProxySG
3 4 (5.41%) vSphere
4 3 (4.05%) vCloud
5 2 (2.70%) Squid
5 2 (2.70%) Active Directory
5 2 (2.70%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 8 (10.81%) Puppet
1 8 (10.81%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (4.05%) FortiGate
2 3 (4.05%) OpenView
2 3 (4.05%) Netcool
3 2 (2.70%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (2.70%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 65 (87.84%) CheckPoint
2 61 (82.43%) Cisco
3 36 (48.65%) F5
4 23 (31.08%) Juniper
5 20 (27.03%) Blue Coat
6 19 (25.68%) Nokia
7 11 (14.86%) Citrix
7 11 (14.86%) VMware
8 7 (9.46%) Fortinet
9 5 (6.76%) BMC
9 5 (6.76%) Computacenter
10 4 (5.41%) SolarWinds
11 3 (4.05%) Infoblox
11 3 (4.05%) Vyatta
11 3 (4.05%) Crossbeam
11 3 (4.05%) Sourcefire
11 3 (4.05%) Brocade
11 3 (4.05%) Mercator
11 3 (4.05%) Radware
11 3 (4.05%) HP