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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA)
Rank 579 555 542
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -13
Contract jobs citing CCSA 47 96 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.096% 0.18% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.47% 0.93% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 78 43
Median daily rate £350 £464 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.52% +23.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £619 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £45.00
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
10046 10356 10314
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.43% 19.65% 19.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 6211 6293 5760
Median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £257 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 343 496 428
Median hourly rate £27.50 £23.88 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.18% +19.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.06 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £47.71 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.88 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.27% +19.37%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 +14 15 £350 - 2
East of England +23 14 £330 - 4
London -47 11 £381 -19.89% 2
West Midlands -15 5 £325 +51.16% 2
North West +21 1 £293 -26.87%
North East - 1 £375 -
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CCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 82 (93.18%) CheckPoint
1 82 (93.18%) Firewall
2 71 (80.68%) Cisco
3 60 (68.18%) Cisco Certification
4 59 (67.05%) CCSE
4 59 (67.05%) Network Security
5 44 (50.00%) LAN
6 41 (46.59%) CCNP
7 38 (43.18%) Cisco ASA
8 33 (37.50%) CCNA
8 33 (37.50%) WAN
9 24 (27.27%) TCP/IP
10 23 (26.14%) VPN
11 18 (20.45%) OSPF
11 18 (20.45%) Wireshark
12 17 (19.32%) Network Design
13 16 (18.18%) F5
13 16 (18.18%) Wireless
14 15 (17.05%) Juniper
15 14 (15.91%) CISSP
15 14 (15.91%) BGP
15 14 (15.91%) FortiGate
15 14 (15.91%) BIG-IP
16 13 (14.77%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 13 (14.77%) DDoS Mitigation
16 13 (14.77%) Palo Alto
16 13 (14.77%) Microsoft
17 12 (13.64%) Check Point Certification
18 11 (12.50%) Cisco PIX
19 10 (11.36%) Riverbed

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 (3.41%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.14%) Apache
2 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.14%) IIS
2 1 (1.14%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.14%) nginx
Applications
1 10 (11.36%) MS Visio
2 7 (7.95%) MS Excel
3 4 (4.55%) MS Office
4 3 (3.41%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.41%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (2.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.14%) Mimecast
2 1 (1.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 82 (93.18%) Firewall
2 59 (67.05%) Network Security
3 44 (50.00%) LAN
4 38 (43.18%) Cisco ASA
5 33 (37.50%) WAN
6 24 (27.27%) TCP/IP
7 23 (26.14%) VPN
8 18 (20.45%) OSPF
8 18 (20.45%) Wireshark
9 16 (18.18%) Wireless
10 14 (15.91%) BGP
10 14 (15.91%) BIG-IP
11 11 (12.50%) Cisco PIX
12 10 (11.36%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 10 (11.36%) SSL
13 9 (10.23%) FWSM
13 9 (10.23%) VRRP
14 8 (9.09%) DNS
15 6 (6.82%) HTTPS
15 6 (6.82%) SMTP
General
1 7 (7.95%) Retail
2 5 (5.68%) Billing
2 5 (5.68%) Legal
2 5 (5.68%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.55%) Finance
3 4 (4.55%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.41%) Advertising
4 3 (3.41%) Banking
5 2 (2.27%) Back Office
5 2 (2.27%) Electronics
5 2 (2.27%) Marketing
6 1 (1.14%) Games
6 1 (1.14%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 53 (60.23%) Network Engineer
2 48 (54.55%) Security Engineer
3 39 (44.32%) Network Security Engineer
4 11 (12.50%) Analyst
5 10 (11.36%) Network Analyst
6 9 (10.23%) IP Engineer
6 9 (10.23%) IP Security Engineer
7 6 (6.82%) Check Point Analyst
7 6 (6.82%) Cisco Engineer
7 6 (6.82%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 6 (6.82%) Consultant
7 6 (6.82%) Senior Network Engineer
8 5 (5.68%) Architect
8 5 (5.68%) Firewall Analyst
8 5 (5.68%) Security Architect
8 5 (5.68%) Senior Network Security Engineer
8 5 (5.68%) Senior Security Engineer
9 4 (4.55%) Cloud Architect
9 4 (4.55%) Information Security Administrator
9 4 (4.55%) Security Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.55%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.14%) OCX
2 1 (1.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.77%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 5 (5.68%) Driving Licence
3 3 (3.41%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.27%) e-Health
4 2 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.27%) RSA SecurID
5 1 (1.14%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.14%) IVR
5 1 (1.14%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.14%) User Experience
5 1 (1.14%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (10.23%) Linux
2 6 (6.82%) Unix
3 4 (4.55%) Windows
4 2 (2.27%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.14%) CentOS
5 1 (1.14%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (19.32%) Network Design
2 13 (14.77%) DDoS Mitigation
3 9 (10.23%) Deep Packet Inspection
3 9 (10.23%) ITIL
3 9 (10.23%) Kalman Filter
4 8 (9.09%) High Availability
5 7 (7.95%) Change Management
5 7 (7.95%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 6 (6.82%) Change Control
6 6 (6.82%) Information Security
6 6 (6.82%) Two-Factor Authentication
7 5 (5.68%) CRM
7 5 (5.68%) Network Management
8 4 (4.55%) E-Discovery
8 4 (4.55%) Incident Management
8 4 (4.55%) Penetration Testing
8 4 (4.55%) Security Management
8 4 (4.55%) SIEM
9 3 (3.41%) Network Monitoring
9 3 (3.41%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.27%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 60 (68.18%) Cisco Certification
2 59 (67.05%) CCSE
3 41 (46.59%) CCNP
4 33 (37.50%) CCNA
5 14 (15.91%) CISSP
6 12 (13.64%) Check Point Certification
7 9 (10.23%) Degree
8 8 (9.09%) JNCIA
9 6 (6.82%) CCIE
9 6 (6.82%) Security Cleared
10 5 (5.68%) CCDP
10 5 (5.68%) JNCIS
11 4 (4.55%) GIAC
11 4 (4.55%) SC Cleared
12 3 (3.41%) CISM
13 2 (2.27%) CCSP
14 1 (1.14%) CCDA
14 1 (1.14%) CCVP
14 1 (1.14%) MCP
14 1 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.41%) SLA
2 2 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.14%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.14%) QA
System Software
1 9 (10.23%) ProxySG
2 2 (2.27%) Firmware
2 2 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.14%) vSphere
3 1 (1.14%) Xen
Systems Management
1 14 (15.91%) FortiGate
2 7 (7.95%) Nagios
3 6 (6.82%) Cisco Prime
4 4 (4.55%) EnCase
5 2 (2.27%) CA Spectrum
5 2 (2.27%) Cacti
5 2 (2.27%) Cisco LMS
5 2 (2.27%) SmokePing
6 1 (1.14%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (1.14%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (1.14%) OpenView
Vendors
1 82 (93.18%) CheckPoint
2 71 (80.68%) Cisco
3 16 (18.18%) F5
4 15 (17.05%) Juniper
5 13 (14.77%) Microsoft
5 13 (14.77%) Palo Alto
6 10 (11.36%) Blue Coat
6 10 (11.36%) Riverbed
7 5 (5.68%) Infoblox
8 4 (4.55%) Brocade
8 4 (4.55%) Fortinet
8 4 (4.55%) SolarWinds
9 3 (3.41%) BMC
9 3 (3.41%) Citrix
9 3 (3.41%) NICE Systems
9 3 (3.41%) Remedy
9 3 (3.41%) Sun
10 2 (2.27%) CA
10 2 (2.27%) Nokia
10 2 (2.27%) SAP