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 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA)
Rank 519 524 541
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +17
Contract jobs citing CCSA 63 21 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.044% 0.073%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.62% 0.25% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 9 15
Average daily rate
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£375 £385 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +24.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £268 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £423 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £270 £300
% change year-on-year
+29.62% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 1
Average hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +17.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +17.18%
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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
10110 8303 9529
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.27% 17.21% 17.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 5618 4718 5007
Average daily rate £393 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £548 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 411 383 571
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £23.79
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -24.32%

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 September 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 22 September 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 +25 26 £375 -6.25% 4
South East -3 14 £375 +41.50% 4
East of England - 12 £350 -
West Midlands -8 5 £300 -6.25%
North West - 5 £425 - 2
South West - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 3
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CCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 82 (78.10%) Cisco Certification
2 68 (64.76%) CheckPoint
2 68 (64.76%) Cisco
3 59 (56.19%) Firewall
4 47 (44.76%) CCNP
4 47 (44.76%) CCNA
5 46 (43.81%) CCSE
5 46 (43.81%) Network Security
6 37 (35.24%) LAN
7 34 (32.38%) CISSP
8 33 (31.43%) WAN
9 26 (24.76%) UNIX
10 22 (20.95%) Linux
10 22 (20.95%) Juniper
10 22 (20.95%) JNCIA
11 20 (19.05%) Check Point Certification
12 19 (18.10%) Windows
12 19 (18.10%) CISM
13 18 (17.14%) Cisco ASA
14 17 (16.19%) Information Security
15 16 (15.24%) CCSP
16 15 (14.29%) Blue Coat
16 15 (14.29%) Security Cleared
17 14 (13.33%) VMware
18 13 (12.38%) VPN
19 12 (11.43%) SC Cleared
19 12 (11.43%) Load Balancing
19 12 (11.43%) F5
20 11 (10.48%) Microsoft
20 11 (10.48%) OSPF

CCSA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 (1.90%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (9.52%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.86%) MS Office
2 3 (2.86%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.62%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 59 (56.19%) Firewall
2 46 (43.81%) Network Security
3 37 (35.24%) LAN
4 33 (31.43%) WAN
5 18 (17.14%) Cisco ASA
6 13 (12.38%) VPN
7 11 (10.48%) OSPF
7 11 (10.48%) BGP
8 10 (9.52%) Cisco Nexus
9 7 (6.67%) tcpdump
9 7 (6.67%) VLAN
9 7 (6.67%) Wireshark
9 7 (6.67%) TCP/IP
10 6 (5.71%) Junos
11 5 (4.76%) Cisco PIX
11 5 (4.76%) BIG-IP
11 5 (4.76%) SSL
12 4 (3.81%) SMS
12 4 (3.81%) EIGRP
12 4 (3.81%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.67%) MySQL
2 4 (3.81%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.81%) MongoDB
2 4 (3.81%) Apache Cassandra
2 4 (3.81%) NoSQL
2 4 (3.81%) Relational Database
General
1 9 (8.57%) Finance
2 7 (6.67%) Publishing
2 7 (6.67%) Banking
3 6 (5.71%) Local Government
4 5 (4.76%) Investment Banking
5 4 (3.81%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.90%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.90%) Retail
7 1 (0.95%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 42 (40.00%) Security Engineer
2 37 (35.24%) Network Engineer
3 29 (27.62%) Network Security Engineer
4 14 (13.33%) Consultant
4 14 (13.33%) Security Consultant
5 11 (10.48%) Analyst
6 9 (8.57%) Firewall Engineer
6 9 (8.57%) Cloud Engineer
7 8 (7.62%) Security Analyst
8 7 (6.67%) Network Support
8 7 (6.67%) Network Consultant
8 7 (6.67%) Support Engineer
8 7 (6.67%) Network Security Consultant
9 6 (5.71%) Network Analyst
9 6 (5.71%) Senior Network Engineer
10 5 (4.76%) Network Manager
10 5 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
10 5 (4.76%) Architect
10 5 (4.76%) Senior Security Engineer
11 4 (3.81%) Network Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.62%) Web Services
2 5 (4.76%) WAP
3 3 (2.86%) Middleware
3 3 (2.86%) HTML5
3 3 (2.86%) HTML
4 1 (0.95%) CSS
4 1 (0.95%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.81%) Mobile App
2 4 (3.81%) Management Information System
2 4 (3.81%) Clustering
3 3 (2.86%) PKI
4 2 (1.90%) CMDB
5 1 (0.95%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.95%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 26 (24.76%) UNIX
2 22 (20.95%) Linux
3 19 (18.10%) Windows
4 3 (2.86%) Solaris
5 2 (1.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.90%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.95%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (16.19%) Information Security
2 12 (11.43%) Load Balancing
3 10 (9.52%) Network Management
3 10 (9.52%) ITIL
4 8 (7.62%) Kalman Filter
5 7 (6.67%) Migration
6 6 (5.71%) Mentoring
6 6 (5.71%) Fault Management
7 5 (4.76%) Change Control
8 4 (3.81%) DevOps
8 4 (3.81%) Service Management
9 3 (2.86%) Change Management
9 3 (2.86%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (2.86%) PRINCE2
9 3 (2.86%) E-Commerce
9 3 (2.86%) Risk Assessment
9 3 (2.86%) Network Design
9 3 (2.86%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 3 (2.86%) Incident Management
9 3 (2.86%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.81%) Perl
1 4 (3.81%) Tcl
2 2 (1.90%) SQL
3 1 (0.95%) C
Qualifications
1 82 (78.10%) Cisco Certification
2 47 (44.76%) CCNP
2 47 (44.76%) CCNA
3 46 (43.81%) CCSE
4 34 (32.38%) CISSP
5 22 (20.95%) JNCIA
6 20 (19.05%) Check Point Certification
7 19 (18.10%) CISM
8 16 (15.24%) CCSP
9 15 (14.29%) Security Cleared
10 12 (11.43%) SC Cleared
11 9 (8.57%) CCDP
12 8 (7.62%) CCIE
13 7 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
14 6 (5.71%) Degree
15 5 (4.76%) JNCIP
15 5 (4.76%) MCSE
16 3 (2.86%) MCSA
16 3 (2.86%) MCITP
16 3 (2.86%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.76%) SLA
1 5 (4.76%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.95%) QA
System Software
1 10 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (5.71%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.90%) ProxySG
3 2 (1.90%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (8.57%) Puppet
1 9 (8.57%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (3.81%) OpenView
2 4 (3.81%) Netcool
3 1 (0.95%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 68 (64.76%) Cisco
1 68 (64.76%) CheckPoint
2 22 (20.95%) Juniper
3 15 (14.29%) Blue Coat
4 14 (13.33%) VMware
5 12 (11.43%) F5
6 11 (10.48%) Microsoft
7 8 (7.62%) BMC
8 7 (6.67%) SolarWinds
9 6 (5.71%) HP
9 6 (5.71%) Citrix
10 4 (3.81%) Radware
10 4 (3.81%) Sourcefire
10 4 (3.81%) Oracle
10 4 (3.81%) Nortel
10 4 (3.81%) Crossbeam
10 4 (3.81%) Qualys
11 3 (2.86%) Fortinet
12 2 (1.90%) Nokia
12 2 (1.90%) Kaspersky
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