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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA)
Rank 507 520 542
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +22
Contract jobs citing CCSA 80 48 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.097% 0.030%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.81% 0.52% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 28 9
Average daily rate
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£465 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.76% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £272 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £350 £323
% change year-on-year
-1.42% +8.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £39.50 £45.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.22% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year
-12.22% -
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
9835 9196 8310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.04% 18.63% 17.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 5949 5235 4514
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 400 455
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.17 £13.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.00 £44.96
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+18.42% -9.52%

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 4 August 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 4 August 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 +41 52 £475 +58.33% 11
South East -21 19 £350 +2.94% 7
West Midlands +6 4 £315 +5.00%
East Midlands -3 3 £338 -20.58%
North West -27 2 £300 -29.41% 1
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UK

CCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 98 (82.35%) CheckPoint
2 96 (80.67%) Firewall
3 89 (74.79%) Cisco
4 84 (70.59%) Cisco Certification
5 58 (48.74%) CCSE
6 50 (42.02%) CCNP
7 49 (41.18%) CCNA
8 42 (35.29%) Juniper
8 42 (35.29%) Network Security
9 39 (32.77%) WAN
10 38 (31.93%) VPN
11 37 (31.09%) LAN
12 36 (30.25%) F5
13 34 (28.57%) OSPF
13 34 (28.57%) BGP
14 33 (27.73%) Cisco ASA
15 30 (25.21%) DNS
16 29 (24.37%) CISSP
16 29 (24.37%) Data Centre
17 27 (22.69%) Check Point Certification
18 25 (21.01%) Blue Coat
19 24 (20.17%) Load Balancing
19 24 (20.17%) Cisco IOS
20 23 (19.33%) ITIL
21 21 (17.65%) Cisco Nexus
22 19 (15.97%) Kalman Filter
22 19 (15.97%) TCP/IP
22 19 (15.97%) DHCP
22 19 (15.97%) SSL
22 19 (15.97%) CCIE

CCSA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 2 (1.68%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (4.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (3.36%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.88%) SaaS
2 4 (3.36%) PaaS
2 4 (3.36%) IaaS
2 4 (3.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.36%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.84%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 96 (80.67%) Firewall
2 42 (35.29%) Network Security
3 39 (32.77%) WAN
4 38 (31.93%) VPN
5 37 (31.09%) LAN
6 34 (28.57%) OSPF
6 34 (28.57%) BGP
7 33 (27.73%) Cisco ASA
8 30 (25.21%) DNS
9 24 (20.17%) Cisco IOS
10 21 (17.65%) Cisco Nexus
11 19 (15.97%) BIG-IP
11 19 (15.97%) TCP/IP
11 19 (15.97%) DHCP
11 19 (15.97%) SSL
11 19 (15.97%) EIGRP
12 17 (14.29%) Wireless
13 15 (12.61%) IPsec
14 13 (10.92%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 11 (9.24%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.52%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (0.84%) GCC
General
1 12 (10.08%) Telecoms
2 10 (8.40%) Finance
3 6 (5.04%) Financial Institution
3 6 (5.04%) Publishing
3 6 (5.04%) Banking
4 4 (3.36%) Advertising
5 2 (1.68%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.68%) Retail
5 2 (1.68%) Billing
5 2 (1.68%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.84%) Local Government
6 1 (0.84%) Back Office
6 1 (0.84%) Law
6 1 (0.84%) Legal
Job Titles
1 39 (32.77%) Network Engineer
2 30 (25.21%) Security Engineer
3 15 (12.61%) Analyst
4 12 (10.08%) Firewall Engineer
5 10 (8.40%) Network Security Engineer
5 10 (8.40%) Senior Network Engineer
6 8 (6.72%) Architect
6 8 (6.72%) Network Analyst
7 7 (5.88%) Security Architect
7 7 (5.88%) Security Manager
8 6 (5.04%) Consultant
9 5 (4.20%) Senior Analyst
9 5 (4.20%) Network Support
9 5 (4.20%) IT Security Manager
10 4 (3.36%) Network Specialist
10 4 (3.36%) Senior Network Analyst
10 4 (3.36%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 4 (3.36%) Cisco Engineer
10 4 (3.36%) Security Analyst
10 4 (3.36%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.56%) 802.1X
2 5 (4.20%) XMPP
3 4 (3.36%) .NET
4 2 (1.68%) CSS
5 1 (0.84%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 29 (24.37%) Data Centre
2 10 (8.40%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 8 (6.72%) Video Conferencing
4 7 (5.88%) PKI
5 6 (5.04%) Clustering
6 5 (4.20%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.68%) CMDB
8 1 (0.84%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 18 (15.13%) Windows
2 16 (13.45%) Linux
3 10 (8.40%) UNIX
4 4 (3.36%) Solaris
5 3 (2.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.68%) Mac OS
6 2 (1.68%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.68%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (20.17%) Load Balancing
2 23 (19.33%) ITIL
3 19 (15.97%) Kalman Filter
4 14 (11.76%) SIEM
4 14 (11.76%) Information Security
5 10 (8.40%) Network Monitoring
6 9 (7.56%) Vulnerability Management
7 8 (6.72%) Capacity Planning
8 7 (5.88%) Network Design
8 7 (5.88%) Strategic Planning
8 7 (5.88%) Risk Assessment
8 7 (5.88%) Security Management
9 6 (5.04%) Service Delivery
9 6 (5.04%) Zachman Framework
9 6 (5.04%) TOGAF
9 6 (5.04%) Investment Management
9 6 (5.04%) Network Management
9 6 (5.04%) Cyber Security
9 6 (5.04%) DDoS Mitigation
10 5 (4.20%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 9 (7.56%) SQL
2 7 (5.88%) Perl
3 5 (4.20%) Python
3 5 (4.20%) Tcl
3 5 (4.20%) Ruby
4 3 (2.52%) VBScript
4 3 (2.52%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.84%) C
Qualifications
1 84 (70.59%) Cisco Certification
2 58 (48.74%) CCSE
3 50 (42.02%) CCNP
4 49 (41.18%) CCNA
5 29 (24.37%) CISSP
6 27 (22.69%) Check Point Certification
7 19 (15.97%) CCIE
7 19 (15.97%) CCSP
7 19 (15.97%) CISM
7 19 (15.97%) JNCIA
8 12 (10.08%) CCDA
9 11 (9.24%) CCDP
10 9 (7.56%) CCIP
11 8 (6.72%) Security Cleared
12 6 (5.04%) Degree
12 6 (5.04%) SC Cleared
13 4 (3.36%) JNCIS
14 1 (0.84%) DV Cleared
14 1 (0.84%) CCENT
14 1 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 7 (5.88%) HIPAA
3 4 (3.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.68%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.84%) GPG13
5 1 (0.84%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (10.08%) ProxySG
2 7 (5.88%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.88%) Squid
3 6 (5.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.04%) Snort
4 1 (0.84%) XenApp
4 1 (0.84%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (4.20%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (3.36%) FortiGate
3 3 (2.52%) Cisco UCCX
3 3 (2.52%) OpenView
3 3 (2.52%) CiscoWorks
3 3 (2.52%) Nessus
3 3 (2.52%) SCOM
4 1 (0.84%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 98 (82.35%) CheckPoint
2 89 (74.79%) Cisco
3 42 (35.29%) Juniper
4 36 (30.25%) F5
5 25 (21.01%) Blue Coat
6 18 (15.13%) Nokia
7 13 (10.92%) Fortinet
8 9 (7.56%) Tufin
8 9 (7.56%) McAfee
9 8 (6.72%) Radware
9 8 (6.72%) TippingPoint
10 7 (5.88%) Akamai
10 7 (5.88%) Citrix
11 6 (5.04%) VMware
11 6 (5.04%) Nortel
12 5 (4.20%) SolarWinds
13 4 (3.36%) Rackspace
13 4 (3.36%) Verint
13 4 (3.36%) CyberTech
13 4 (3.36%) Oracle
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