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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA)
Rank 519 526 485
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -41
Contract jobs citing CCSA 38 13 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.082% 0.030% 0.074%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.41% 0.16% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 6 25
Average daily rate
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£400 £304 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.68% +2.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £300 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £350 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £308 £300
% change year-on-year
+21.95% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 £180.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-76.38% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £180.00 -
% change year-on-year
-76.38% -
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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
9340 8325 7316
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.11% 18.93% 18.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 5504 4589 3894
Average daily rate £400 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 420 375 511
Average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.04 £41.20 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -30.00%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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
London +6 17 £425 +41.66% 7
South East +3 8 £375 - 5
Yorkshire -3 5 £415 +38.33% 5
East of England - 3 £400 - 1
South West - 2 - -
West Midlands - - - -
CCSA
UK

CCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 89 (85.58%) Cisco Certification
2 73 (70.19%) Cisco
3 72 (69.23%) CheckPoint
4 68 (65.38%) Firewall
5 53 (50.96%) CCNP
6 52 (50.00%) CCSE
7 47 (45.19%) CCNA
7 47 (45.19%) Cisco ASA
8 42 (40.38%) F5
9 34 (32.69%) UNIX
10 31 (29.81%) LAN
10 31 (29.81%) CISSP
10 31 (29.81%) Network Security
11 30 (28.85%) WAN
12 29 (27.88%) Linux
13 27 (25.96%) JNCIA
14 23 (22.12%) Juniper
15 22 (21.15%) VPN
16 21 (20.19%) CCSP
17 19 (18.27%) Cisco PIX
18 18 (17.31%) Windows
18 18 (17.31%) Blue Coat
18 18 (17.31%) CISM
18 18 (17.31%) VMware
18 18 (17.31%) Information Security
19 17 (16.35%) ITIL
19 17 (16.35%) Nokia
20 16 (15.38%) TACACS
20 16 (15.38%) Puppet
20 16 (15.38%) Security Cleared

CCSA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (2.88%) OpenStack
2 2 (1.92%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (1.92%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.96%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (11.54%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.96%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 68 (65.38%) Firewall
2 47 (45.19%) Cisco ASA
3 31 (29.81%) LAN
3 31 (29.81%) Network Security
4 30 (28.85%) WAN
5 22 (21.15%) VPN
6 19 (18.27%) Cisco PIX
7 16 (15.38%) TACACS
8 15 (14.42%) Cisco Nexus
9 14 (13.46%) BGP
10 13 (12.50%) tcpdump
11 12 (11.54%) OSPF
12 11 (10.58%) EIGRP
12 11 (10.58%) BIG-IP
13 10 (9.62%) DNS
13 10 (9.62%) SSL
14 8 (7.69%) Wireshark
14 8 (7.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 8 (7.69%) TCP/IP
15 6 (5.77%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.77%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.85%) MongoDB
2 4 (3.85%) Apache Cassandra
2 4 (3.85%) NoSQL
2 4 (3.85%) Relational Database
2 4 (3.85%) MySQL
3 2 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 5 (4.81%) Publishing
2 4 (3.85%) Finance
2 4 (3.85%) Local Government
3 3 (2.88%) Investment Banking
3 3 (2.88%) Banking
3 3 (2.88%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 43 (41.35%) Network Engineer
2 37 (35.58%) Security Engineer
3 17 (16.35%) Network Security Engineer
4 16 (15.38%) Analyst
5 15 (14.42%) Cloud Engineer
6 10 (9.62%) Network Analyst
7 7 (6.73%) Security Consultant
7 7 (6.73%) Senior Network Engineer
7 7 (6.73%) Consultant
8 6 (5.77%) Security Analyst
8 6 (5.77%) Firewall Engineer
9 5 (4.81%) Security Specialist
9 5 (4.81%) Data Network Engineer
10 4 (3.85%) Operational Security Analyst
11 3 (2.88%) Architect
11 3 (2.88%) Network Security Specialist
11 3 (2.88%) Network Specialist
11 3 (2.88%) Senior Security Engineer
11 3 (2.88%) Network Manager
11 3 (2.88%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (11.54%) Web Services
2 7 (6.73%) WAP
3 3 (2.88%) Middleware
4 2 (1.92%) CSLA
4 2 (1.92%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.73%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.77%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.88%) Spread Betting
4 2 (1.92%) PKI
4 2 (1.92%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.92%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.96%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 34 (32.69%) UNIX
2 29 (27.88%) Linux
3 18 (17.31%) Windows
4 6 (5.77%) Windows 2000
5 2 (1.92%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (17.31%) Information Security
2 17 (16.35%) ITIL
3 16 (15.38%) Load Balancing
4 14 (13.46%) Fault Management
5 13 (12.50%) Migration
6 12 (11.54%) Mentoring
7 10 (9.62%) Change Management
8 9 (8.65%) Incident Management
9 8 (7.69%) Problem Management
9 8 (7.69%) DevOps
10 7 (6.73%) Network Architecture
10 7 (6.73%) Network Management
11 5 (4.81%) Project Management
11 5 (4.81%) Network Design
11 5 (4.81%) Requirements Analysis
12 4 (3.85%) Release Management
12 4 (3.85%) Performance Tuning
12 4 (3.85%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 3 (2.88%) PRINCE2
13 3 (2.88%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.85%) Shell Script
2 3 (2.88%) Perl
Qualifications
1 89 (85.58%) Cisco Certification
2 53 (50.96%) CCNP
3 52 (50.00%) CCSE
4 47 (45.19%) CCNA
5 31 (29.81%) CISSP
6 27 (25.96%) JNCIA
7 21 (20.19%) CCSP
8 18 (17.31%) CISM
9 16 (15.38%) Security Cleared
10 13 (12.50%) SC Cleared
11 10 (9.62%) CCIE
12 7 (6.73%) CCDP
12 7 (6.73%) Degree
13 4 (3.85%) DV Cleared
13 4 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
13 4 (3.85%) Check Point Certification
14 3 (2.88%) MCSE
14 3 (2.88%) MCSA
14 3 (2.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 2 (1.92%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (12.50%) SLA
2 2 (1.92%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.96%) GPG13
System Software
1 15 (14.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (4.81%) ProxySG
3 4 (3.85%) vSphere
4 3 (2.88%) vCloud
5 2 (1.92%) Terminal Services
5 2 (1.92%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.96%) Squid
Systems Management
1 16 (15.38%) Puppet
1 16 (15.38%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (5.77%) OpenView
2 6 (5.77%) Netcool
3 3 (2.88%) FortiGate
4 2 (1.92%) SolarWinds Orion
4 2 (1.92%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 73 (70.19%) Cisco
2 72 (69.23%) CheckPoint
3 42 (40.38%) F5
4 23 (22.12%) Juniper
5 18 (17.31%) Blue Coat
5 18 (17.31%) VMware
6 17 (16.35%) Nokia
7 13 (12.50%) Citrix
8 12 (11.54%) BMC
9 9 (8.65%) SolarWinds
10 8 (7.69%) Fortinet
11 7 (6.73%) HP
12 6 (5.77%) Crossbeam
12 6 (5.77%) Nortel
12 6 (5.77%) Radware
13 5 (4.81%) Computacenter
13 5 (4.81%) Sourcefire
14 4 (3.85%) Qualys
14 4 (3.85%) Oracle
15 3 (2.88%) Microsoft