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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA)
Rank 537 504 505
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +1
Contract jobs citing CCSA 42 49 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.085% 0.10% 0.045%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.45% 0.53% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 29 10
Average daily rate
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£388 £338 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.81% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £258 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £455 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £308
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 0
Average hourly rate £39.00 £45.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -
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
9313 9292 7751
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.93% 19.37% 18.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 5383 5509 4181
Average daily rate £394 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £535 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 444 477 435
Average hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.47 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £48.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -20.00%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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
South East -17 17 £406 +25.00% 2
London -16 12 £550 +57.14% 7
West Midlands -3 7 £295 -34.44% 2
South West +12 3 £300 -
North West -21 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Midlands - 1 £275 -
CCSA
UK

CCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 62 (87.32%) CheckPoint
2 58 (81.69%) Cisco
3 56 (78.87%) Cisco Certification
3 56 (78.87%) Firewall
4 38 (53.52%) CCSE
5 36 (50.70%) CCNP
6 34 (47.89%) Cisco ASA
7 27 (38.03%) Network Security
7 27 (38.03%) Juniper
8 23 (32.39%) F5
9 22 (30.99%) LAN
10 20 (28.17%) CCNA
11 18 (25.35%) VPN
12 17 (23.94%) WAN
13 16 (22.54%) Load Balancing
14 15 (21.13%) ITIL
14 15 (21.13%) OSPF
14 15 (21.13%) BGP
14 15 (21.13%) Blue Coat
15 14 (19.72%) Check Point Certification
15 14 (19.72%) DNS
15 14 (19.72%) Security Cleared
16 12 (16.90%) SC Cleared
16 12 (16.90%) Cisco Nexus
17 11 (15.49%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 11 (15.49%) Cisco PIX
17 11 (15.49%) CCSP
17 11 (15.49%) Network Design
18 10 (14.08%) SSL
18 10 (14.08%) Windows

CCSA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 3 (4.23%) OpenStack
2 2 (2.82%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.41%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (7.04%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.04%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.23%) IaaS
3 2 (2.82%) SaaS
3 2 (2.82%) PaaS
3 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.41%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 56 (78.87%) Firewall
2 34 (47.89%) Cisco ASA
3 27 (38.03%) Network Security
4 22 (30.99%) LAN
5 18 (25.35%) VPN
6 17 (23.94%) WAN
7 15 (21.13%) OSPF
7 15 (21.13%) BGP
8 14 (19.72%) DNS
9 12 (16.90%) Cisco Nexus
10 11 (15.49%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 11 (15.49%) Cisco PIX
11 10 (14.08%) SSL
12 9 (12.68%) TACACS
13 8 (11.27%) Junos
14 7 (9.86%) EIGRP
14 7 (9.86%) TCP/IP
15 5 (7.04%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
16 4 (5.63%) DHCP
16 4 (5.63%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (1.41%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (11.27%) Finance
2 7 (9.86%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.63%) Financial Institution
4 3 (4.23%) Banking
5 2 (2.82%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.82%) Retail
5 2 (2.82%) Billing
5 2 (2.82%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.41%) Local Government
6 1 (1.41%) Back Office
6 1 (1.41%) Legal
6 1 (1.41%) Advertising
6 1 (1.41%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 22 (30.99%) Network Engineer
2 15 (21.13%) Security Engineer
3 10 (14.08%) Firewall Engineer
4 9 (12.68%) Analyst
5 6 (8.45%) Network Analyst
6 4 (5.63%) Network Security Engineer
6 4 (5.63%) Network Specialist
7 3 (4.23%) Cloud Engineer
7 3 (4.23%) Head of Security
7 3 (4.23%) Senior Network Engineer
7 3 (4.23%) Project Engineer
7 3 (4.23%) Design Engineer
7 3 (4.23%) Architect
8 2 (2.82%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (2.82%) Network Designer
8 2 (2.82%) Cisco Engineer
8 2 (2.82%) Security Specialist
8 2 (2.82%) Team Leader
8 2 (2.82%) Network Security Specialist
8 2 (2.82%) Network Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.82%) CSS
1 2 (2.82%) CSLA
2 1 (1.41%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.04%) Clustering
2 3 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.23%) PKI
2 3 (4.23%) Spread Betting
3 2 (2.82%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.82%) CMDB
3 2 (2.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (2.82%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 10 (14.08%) Windows
1 10 (14.08%) Linux
2 7 (9.86%) UNIX
3 4 (5.63%) Solaris
4 3 (4.23%) Windows 2000
5 1 (1.41%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (22.54%) Load Balancing
2 15 (21.13%) ITIL
3 11 (15.49%) Network Design
4 6 (8.45%) Information Security
4 6 (8.45%) Kalman Filter
5 4 (5.63%) Risk Assessment
5 4 (5.63%) Mentoring
6 3 (4.23%) Low Latency
6 3 (4.23%) Ultra-Low Latency
6 3 (4.23%) Database Security
6 3 (4.23%) Network Monitoring
6 3 (4.23%) Incident Management
6 3 (4.23%) Vulnerability Management
6 3 (4.23%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (4.23%) Network Architecture
6 3 (4.23%) Risk Management
6 3 (4.23%) Migration
6 3 (4.23%) E-Commerce
7 2 (2.82%) CRM
7 2 (2.82%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.63%) Perl
2 2 (2.82%) Shell Script
2 2 (2.82%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 56 (78.87%) Cisco Certification
2 38 (53.52%) CCSE
3 36 (50.70%) CCNP
4 20 (28.17%) CCNA
5 14 (19.72%) Check Point Certification
5 14 (19.72%) Security Cleared
6 12 (16.90%) SC Cleared
7 11 (15.49%) CCSP
8 8 (11.27%) CCIE
8 8 (11.27%) CISSP
9 5 (7.04%) Degree
9 5 (7.04%) CISM
10 4 (5.63%) CCDP
11 3 (4.23%) JNCIA
11 3 (4.23%) CCDA
12 2 (2.82%) MCSA
12 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (2.82%) JNCIS
12 2 (2.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 1 (1.41%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.63%) SLA
1 4 (5.63%) PCI DSS
2 3 (4.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (2.82%) GPG13
System Software
1 6 (8.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (7.04%) vSphere
3 4 (5.63%) Active Directory
4 3 (4.23%) vCloud
5 2 (2.82%) ProxySG
5 2 (2.82%) Squid
6 1 (1.41%) XenApp
6 1 (1.41%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (5.63%) FortiGate
2 3 (4.23%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (4.23%) SCOM
2 3 (4.23%) Puppet
2 3 (4.23%) Nessus
2 3 (4.23%) OpenView
2 3 (4.23%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 62 (87.32%) CheckPoint
2 58 (81.69%) Cisco
3 27 (38.03%) Juniper
4 23 (32.39%) F5
5 15 (21.13%) Blue Coat
6 8 (11.27%) VMware
6 8 (11.27%) Citrix
7 7 (9.86%) Nokia
8 4 (5.63%) SolarWinds
8 4 (5.63%) Brocade
9 3 (4.23%) Vyatta
9 3 (4.23%) Fortinet
9 3 (4.23%) Infoblox
10 2 (2.82%) Nortel
10 2 (2.82%) Websense
10 2 (2.82%) Computacenter
10 2 (2.82%) Pega
10 2 (2.82%) Qualys
10 2 (2.82%) Rackspace
11 1 (1.41%) LogRhythm