The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the England region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA)
Rank 552 482 513
Rank change year-on-year
-70 +31
Contract jobs citing CCSA 38 21 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.074% 0.049% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.38% 0.27% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 15 31
Average daily rate £338 £300 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £255 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £388 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £300 £395
% change year-on-year
+15.83% -24.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £180.00 - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £180.00 - £32.50
Qualifications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10027 7817 9702
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.53% 18.14% 17.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 5749 4178 5093
Average daily rate £375 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 510 436 528
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +8.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.90 £50.60 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
CCSA
UK

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -13 18 £338 -7.53% 1
South East -1 16 £308 +18.26% 7
East of England -26 1 £320 -20.00% 3
Yorkshire - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
CCSA
UK

CCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 43 (82.69%) CheckPoint
2 42 (80.77%) Cisco
3 41 (78.85%) Cisco Certification
4 33 (63.46%) Firewall
5 30 (57.69%) CCSE
6 28 (53.85%) CCNP
7 23 (44.23%) Network Security
8 20 (38.46%) CCNA
8 20 (38.46%) CISSP
8 20 (38.46%) Juniper
9 14 (26.92%) WAN
10 11 (21.15%) Windows
10 11 (21.15%) LAN
11 10 (19.23%) CCIE
11 10 (19.23%) Blue Coat
12 9 (17.31%) Microsoft
12 9 (17.31%) ITIL
13 8 (15.38%) Check Point Certification
13 8 (15.38%) BGP
13 8 (15.38%) CISM
13 8 (15.38%) F5
14 7 (13.46%) JNCIP
14 7 (13.46%) JNCIE
14 7 (13.46%) OSPF
14 7 (13.46%) Microsoft Certification
14 7 (13.46%) MCSE
14 7 (13.46%) VPN
15 6 (11.54%) CCDP
15 6 (11.54%) MPLS
15 6 (11.54%) Telecoms

CCSA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (5.77%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.85%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 3 (5.77%) MS Office
2 1 (1.92%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.92%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 33 (63.46%) Firewall
2 23 (44.23%) Network Security
3 14 (26.92%) WAN
4 11 (21.15%) LAN
5 8 (15.38%) BGP
6 7 (13.46%) OSPF
6 7 (13.46%) VPN
7 6 (11.54%) MPLS
8 5 (9.62%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (7.69%) DNS
9 4 (7.69%) SAN
9 4 (7.69%) Wireless
9 4 (7.69%) Cisco PIX
10 3 (5.77%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (5.77%) TACACS
10 3 (5.77%) SMTP
10 3 (5.77%) DHCP
11 2 (3.85%) TCP/IP
11 2 (3.85%) HTTP
11 2 (3.85%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.85%) SQL Server
1 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 6 (11.54%) Telecoms
2 4 (7.69%) Finance
3 3 (5.77%) Financial Institution
4 2 (3.85%) Japanese Language
5 1 (1.92%) Law
Job Titles
1 20 (38.46%) Security Engineer
2 18 (34.62%) Network Engineer
3 15 (28.85%) Network Security Engineer
4 8 (15.38%) Architect
5 6 (11.54%) Analyst
5 6 (11.54%) Cisco Engineer
6 5 (9.62%) Cisco Security Engineer
6 5 (9.62%) Network Analyst
6 5 (9.62%) Support Engineer
7 4 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (7.69%) Network Architect
8 3 (5.77%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (5.77%) Network Security Analyst
8 3 (5.77%) Network Support
8 3 (5.77%) Security Analyst
8 3 (5.77%) Security Architect
8 3 (5.77%) Security Consultant
8 3 (5.77%) Technical Architect
8 3 (5.77%) Consultant
9 2 (3.85%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.92%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.92%) CMDB
1 1 (1.92%) SCADA
1 1 (1.92%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 11 (21.15%) Windows
2 5 (9.62%) Linux
3 4 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (5.77%) Windows 7
4 3 (5.77%) UNIX
5 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.92%) CentOS
6 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (17.31%) ITIL
2 6 (11.54%) Migration
3 5 (9.62%) Network Management
3 5 (9.62%) Network Design
4 4 (7.69%) Service Management
4 4 (7.69%) Information Security
5 3 (5.77%) PRINCE2
6 2 (3.85%) Project Management
6 2 (3.85%) Service Delivery
6 2 (3.85%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 2 (3.85%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (3.85%) Load Balancing
6 2 (3.85%) Security Architecture
6 2 (3.85%) Change Control
7 1 (1.92%) Vulnerability Management
7 1 (1.92%) Capacity Management
7 1 (1.92%) Network Architecture
7 1 (1.92%) Problem Management
7 1 (1.92%) Network Load Balancing
7 1 (1.92%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.92%) C
Qualifications
1 41 (78.85%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (57.69%) CCSE
3 28 (53.85%) CCNP
4 20 (38.46%) CCNA
4 20 (38.46%) CISSP
5 10 (19.23%) CCIE
6 8 (15.38%) Check Point Certification
6 8 (15.38%) CISM
7 7 (13.46%) JNCIP
7 7 (13.46%) JNCIE
7 7 (13.46%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (13.46%) MCSE
8 6 (11.54%) CCDP
8 6 (11.54%) ISACA
9 5 (9.62%) Security Cleared
9 5 (9.62%) JNCIA
9 5 (9.62%) MCSA
10 4 (7.69%) CCSP
11 3 (5.77%) JNCIS
11 3 (5.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.54%) PCI DSS
2 4 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (9.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (7.69%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.85%) VMware ESX
3 2 (3.85%) ProxySG
4 1 (1.92%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (3.85%) NetBackup
1 2 (3.85%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (3.85%) WSUS
1 2 (3.85%) SCCM
1 2 (3.85%) SolarWinds Orion
1 2 (3.85%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.92%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (1.92%) Cacti
2 1 (1.92%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 43 (82.69%) CheckPoint
2 42 (80.77%) Cisco
3 20 (38.46%) Juniper
4 10 (19.23%) Blue Coat
5 9 (17.31%) Microsoft
6 8 (15.38%) F5
7 5 (9.62%) Barracuda Networks
7 5 (9.62%) VMware
8 4 (7.69%) HP
8 4 (7.69%) Nokia
8 4 (7.69%) SolarWinds
9 3 (5.77%) Brocade
9 3 (5.77%) McAfee
10 2 (3.85%) Websense
10 2 (3.85%) Sophos
10 2 (3.85%) Symantec
10 2 (3.85%) Avaya
10 2 (3.85%) WatchGuard
10 2 (3.85%) Kaspersky
10 2 (3.85%) Aruba