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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA)
Rank 523 525 510
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -15
Contract jobs citing CCSA 47 17 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.095% 0.037% 0.094%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.51% 0.20% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 9 22
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £285 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £468 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £45.00 - £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - £31.50
Qualifications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
9237 8303 9029
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.71% 17.85% 17.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 5273 4522 4754
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 407 457 561
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +2.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.00 £12.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.68 £45.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
CCSA
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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 25 July 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 25 July 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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 -2 14 £340 -2.85% 10
East of England - 12 £300 - 6
London +10 11 £300 -35.13% 5
West Midlands -10 5 £300 +10.09% 2
North West - 3 £425 -
Yorkshire +6 1 - - 3
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CCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 70 (79.55%) CheckPoint
2 66 (75.00%) Cisco
3 65 (73.86%) Cisco Certification
4 55 (62.50%) Firewall
5 50 (56.82%) Network Security
6 49 (55.68%) CCSE
7 43 (48.86%) CCNP
8 31 (35.23%) Juniper
9 29 (32.95%) LAN
10 28 (31.82%) CISSP
10 28 (31.82%) CCNA
11 26 (29.55%) WAN
12 20 (22.73%) Blue Coat
13 18 (20.45%) Check Point Certification
14 16 (18.18%) Windows
15 15 (17.05%) Microsoft
15 15 (17.05%) Security Cleared
15 15 (17.05%) Cisco ASA
16 14 (15.91%) CCSP
17 12 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
17 12 (13.64%) ITIL
18 11 (12.50%) VPN
18 11 (12.50%) SC Cleared
19 10 (11.36%) MCSE
19 10 (11.36%) CISM
20 9 (10.23%) Finance
20 9 (10.23%) MS Visio
20 9 (10.23%) CCDP
20 9 (10.23%) CCIE
20 9 (10.23%) BGP

CCSA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 2 (2.27%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.14%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 9 (10.23%) MS Visio
2 3 (3.41%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.27%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 55 (62.50%) Firewall
2 50 (56.82%) Network Security
3 29 (32.95%) LAN
4 26 (29.55%) WAN
5 15 (17.05%) Cisco ASA
6 11 (12.50%) VPN
7 9 (10.23%) BGP
8 8 (9.09%) OSPF
8 8 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
9 7 (7.95%) TCP/IP
10 6 (6.82%) Internet
10 6 (6.82%) Junos
11 5 (5.68%) Cisco PIX
12 3 (3.41%) tcpdump
12 3 (3.41%) Wireless
12 3 (3.41%) IPsec
12 3 (3.41%) BIG-IP
12 3 (3.41%) VLAN
12 3 (3.41%) Wireshark
12 3 (3.41%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.41%) MySQL
General
1 9 (10.23%) Finance
2 6 (6.82%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.55%) Financial Institution
3 4 (4.55%) Banking
4 2 (2.27%) Retail
4 2 (2.27%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.27%) Local Government
4 2 (2.27%) Retail Banking
4 2 (2.27%) Publishing
5 1 (1.14%) Law
Job Titles
1 33 (37.50%) Network Engineer
2 29 (32.95%) Security Engineer
3 27 (30.68%) Network Security Engineer
4 8 (9.09%) Architect
4 8 (9.09%) Analyst
4 8 (9.09%) Support Engineer
4 8 (9.09%) Firewall Engineer
5 7 (7.95%) 3rd Line Support
5 7 (7.95%) Security Consultant
5 7 (7.95%) Consultant
5 7 (7.95%) Network Analyst
5 7 (7.95%) Network Support
6 6 (6.82%) Network Consultant
6 6 (6.82%) Network Security Consultant
7 5 (5.68%) Network Security Analyst
7 5 (5.68%) Cisco Engineer
7 5 (5.68%) Security Analyst
8 4 (4.55%) Security Architect
8 4 (4.55%) Cisco Security Engineer
9 3 (3.41%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.41%) HTML
1 3 (3.41%) HTML5
2 1 (1.14%) Regular Expression
2 1 (1.14%) CSS
2 1 (1.14%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.55%) Clustering
2 2 (2.27%) PKI
2 2 (2.27%) CMDB
2 2 (2.27%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.14%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.14%) SCADA
3 1 (1.14%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 16 (18.18%) Windows
2 8 (9.09%) Linux
2 8 (9.09%) UNIX
3 4 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (3.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (3.41%) Solaris
5 2 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (13.64%) ITIL
2 8 (9.09%) Load Balancing
3 7 (7.95%) Network Management
3 7 (7.95%) Service Management
3 7 (7.95%) Information Security
3 7 (7.95%) Network Design
4 6 (6.82%) Change Control
5 5 (5.68%) Migration
5 5 (5.68%) PRINCE2
6 3 (3.41%) E-Commerce
6 3 (3.41%) Risk Assessment
6 3 (3.41%) Vulnerability Management
6 3 (3.41%) Low Latency
6 3 (3.41%) Ultra-Low Latency
6 3 (3.41%) Fault Management
6 3 (3.41%) Time Management
7 2 (2.27%) Security Architecture
7 2 (2.27%) Network Architecture
7 2 (2.27%) Incident Management
7 2 (2.27%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.55%) Perl
1 4 (4.55%) Tcl
2 2 (2.27%) SQL
3 1 (1.14%) C
Qualifications
1 65 (73.86%) Cisco Certification
2 49 (55.68%) CCSE
3 43 (48.86%) CCNP
4 28 (31.82%) CCNA
4 28 (31.82%) CISSP
5 18 (20.45%) Check Point Certification
6 15 (17.05%) Security Cleared
7 14 (15.91%) CCSP
8 12 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (12.50%) SC Cleared
10 10 (11.36%) CISM
10 10 (11.36%) MCSE
11 9 (10.23%) CCIE
11 9 (10.23%) CCDP
12 8 (9.09%) JNCIP
12 8 (9.09%) JNCIA
13 7 (7.95%) MCSA
14 6 (6.82%) ISACA
14 6 (6.82%) JNCIE
15 5 (5.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.23%) PCI DSS
2 3 (3.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.27%) SLA
4 1 (1.14%) QA
System Software
1 7 (7.95%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.55%) ProxySG
2 4 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.41%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (1.14%) OpenView
1 1 (1.14%) Netcool
1 1 (1.14%) SolarWinds Orion
1 1 (1.14%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (1.14%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 70 (79.55%) CheckPoint
2 66 (75.00%) Cisco
3 31 (35.23%) Juniper
4 20 (22.73%) Blue Coat
5 15 (17.05%) Microsoft
6 8 (9.09%) VMware
6 8 (9.09%) F5
7 3 (3.41%) SolarWinds
7 3 (3.41%) Citrix
7 3 (3.41%) Nokia
8 2 (2.27%) HP
8 2 (2.27%) Sourcefire
8 2 (2.27%) Fortinet
8 2 (2.27%) McAfee
8 2 (2.27%) Splunk
8 2 (2.27%) Crossbeam
8 2 (2.27%) WatchGuard
8 2 (2.27%) Qualys
8 2 (2.27%) Kaspersky
9 1 (1.14%) Trustwave
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