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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA)
Rank 525 532 504
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -28
Contract jobs citing CCSA 54 19 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.041% 0.068%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.53% 0.23% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 12 19
Average daily rate
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£375 £335 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% +11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £430 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £321 £304
% change year-on-year
+3.11% +5.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £38.75 £32.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.32% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £32.75 -
% change year-on-year
+18.32% -
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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
10205 8433 7980
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.58% 18.01% 18.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 6070 4791 4216
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 480 355 559
Average hourly rate £18.21 £18.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.16% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.60 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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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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 +33 29 £390 +11.42% 2
South East -20 14 £338 +0.74% 2
Yorkshire -8 4 £396 +32.08% 3
South West - 3 £275 - 1
East of England - 1 - - 3
East Midlands - 1 £400 -
North East - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
CCSA
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CCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 95 (79.83%) Cisco Certification
2 86 (72.27%) CheckPoint
2 86 (72.27%) Cisco
3 80 (67.23%) Firewall
4 62 (52.10%) CCSE
5 61 (51.26%) CCNP
6 51 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
7 47 (39.50%) CCNA
7 47 (39.50%) Network Security
8 41 (34.45%) F5
9 40 (33.61%) LAN
10 39 (32.77%) WAN
11 38 (31.93%) UNIX
12 32 (26.89%) CISSP
13 30 (25.21%) Linux
14 29 (24.37%) VPN
14 29 (24.37%) Juniper
15 27 (22.69%) JNCIA
16 23 (19.33%) Load Balancing
16 23 (19.33%) Blue Coat
17 22 (18.49%) CCSP
18 21 (17.65%) Windows
18 21 (17.65%) Cisco PIX
19 19 (15.97%) Security Cleared
19 19 (15.97%) BGP
20 18 (15.13%) Nokia
20 18 (15.13%) CISM
21 17 (14.29%) TACACS
21 17 (14.29%) Information Security
21 17 (14.29%) OSPF

CCSA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (1.68%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (7.56%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.68%) MS Office
2 2 (1.68%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 12 (10.08%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 80 (67.23%) Firewall
2 51 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
3 47 (39.50%) Network Security
4 40 (33.61%) LAN
5 39 (32.77%) WAN
6 29 (24.37%) VPN
7 21 (17.65%) Cisco PIX
8 19 (15.97%) BGP
9 17 (14.29%) TACACS
9 17 (14.29%) OSPF
9 17 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
10 16 (13.45%) tcpdump
11 13 (10.92%) BIG-IP
12 12 (10.08%) TCP/IP
12 12 (10.08%) SSL
13 11 (9.24%) Wireshark
13 11 (9.24%) EIGRP
14 10 (8.40%) DNS
15 9 (7.56%) Junos
16 8 (6.72%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.04%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.20%) MySQL
3 4 (3.36%) Relational Database
3 4 (3.36%) MongoDB
3 4 (3.36%) Apache Cassandra
3 4 (3.36%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.68%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.68%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 7 (5.88%) Finance
2 5 (4.20%) Publishing
3 4 (3.36%) Banking
3 4 (3.36%) Investment Banking
3 4 (3.36%) Local Government
4 3 (2.52%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.84%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.84%) Retail
Job Titles
1 53 (44.54%) Network Engineer
2 48 (40.34%) Security Engineer
3 29 (24.37%) Network Security Engineer
4 16 (13.45%) Analyst
5 13 (10.92%) Firewall Engineer
5 13 (10.92%) Cloud Engineer
6 11 (9.24%) Security Consultant
6 11 (9.24%) Consultant
7 10 (8.40%) Network Analyst
8 7 (5.88%) Senior Network Engineer
9 6 (5.04%) Security Analyst
9 6 (5.04%) Data Network Engineer
10 5 (4.20%) Network Security Consultant
10 5 (4.20%) Network Consultant
11 4 (3.36%) Cisco Engineer
11 4 (3.36%) Senior Security Engineer
11 4 (3.36%) Operational Security Analyst
12 3 (2.52%) Platform Engineer
12 3 (2.52%) Cloud Consultant
12 3 (2.52%) Cisco Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (10.08%) Web Services
2 8 (6.72%) WAP
3 3 (2.52%) Middleware
3 3 (2.52%) CSS
4 2 (1.68%) CSLA
5 1 (0.84%) HTML5
5 1 (0.84%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.84%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.40%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.88%) Mobile App
3 4 (3.36%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.36%) Clustering
4 3 (2.52%) PKI
5 2 (1.68%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.84%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 38 (31.93%) UNIX
2 30 (25.21%) Linux
3 21 (17.65%) Windows
4 6 (5.04%) Windows 2000
5 3 (2.52%) Solaris
6 2 (1.68%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (19.33%) Load Balancing
2 17 (14.29%) Information Security
3 15 (12.61%) Fault Management
4 14 (11.76%) ITIL
5 13 (10.92%) Migration
5 13 (10.92%) Mentoring
6 11 (9.24%) Change Management
6 11 (9.24%) Network Management
7 8 (6.72%) Problem Management
7 8 (6.72%) Incident Management
7 8 (6.72%) DevOps
8 7 (5.88%) Network Architecture
9 5 (4.20%) Change Control
9 5 (4.20%) Requirements Analysis
9 5 (4.20%) Release Management
9 5 (4.20%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (4.20%) Project Management
9 5 (4.20%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (3.36%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 3 (2.52%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 7 (5.88%) Perl
2 4 (3.36%) Tcl
2 4 (3.36%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 95 (79.83%) Cisco Certification
2 62 (52.10%) CCSE
3 61 (51.26%) CCNP
4 47 (39.50%) CCNA
5 32 (26.89%) CISSP
6 27 (22.69%) JNCIA
7 22 (18.49%) CCSP
8 19 (15.97%) Security Cleared
9 18 (15.13%) CISM
10 15 (12.61%) SC Cleared
11 14 (11.76%) Check Point Certification
12 12 (10.08%) CCDP
13 10 (8.40%) CCIE
14 9 (7.56%) Degree
15 4 (3.36%) DV Cleared
15 4 (3.36%) MCSE
15 4 (3.36%) Microsoft Certification
16 2 (1.68%) CCVP
16 2 (1.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 2 (1.68%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (10.92%) SLA
2 1 (0.84%) QA
System Software
1 12 (10.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (4.20%) ProxySG
3 3 (2.52%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.68%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 13 (10.92%) Puppet
1 13 (10.92%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (5.88%) OpenView
2 7 (5.88%) Netcool
3 4 (3.36%) FortiGate
4 2 (1.68%) SolarWinds Orion
4 2 (1.68%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 86 (72.27%) Cisco
1 86 (72.27%) CheckPoint
2 41 (34.45%) F5
3 29 (24.37%) Juniper
4 23 (19.33%) Blue Coat
5 18 (15.13%) Nokia
6 15 (12.61%) VMware
7 13 (10.92%) Citrix
8 12 (10.08%) BMC
9 9 (7.56%) HP
9 9 (7.56%) Fortinet
9 9 (7.56%) SolarWinds
10 7 (5.88%) Crossbeam
10 7 (5.88%) Sourcefire
10 7 (5.88%) Nortel
10 7 (5.88%) Radware
11 6 (5.04%) Microsoft
12 5 (4.20%) Computacenter
13 4 (3.36%) Oracle
13 4 (3.36%) Qualys
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