The first table below looks at the demand for CCSA in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CCSA over the 3 months to 16 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 London 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA)
Rank 397 371 396
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +25
Contract jobs citing CCSA 19 8 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.077% 0.036% 0.096%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.47% 0.24% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 14
Average daily rate £338 £365 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.53% -14.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £308 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £618
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £395
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -24.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £53.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £180.00 - £32.50
Qualifications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
4075 3377 3939
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.46% 15.36% 14.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2713 2033 2316
Average daily rate £413 £404 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.16% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £221 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £355
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -4.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 112 115
Average hourly rate £22.00 £25.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.72% +21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £135.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-28.00% -
CCSA
England

CCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CCSA across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

CCSA Jobs Demand Trend in London

CCSA
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing CCSA across the London region.

CCSA Daily Rate Trend in London

CCSA
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CCSA across the London region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

CCSA Daily Rate Histogram in London

CCSA
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing CCSA across the London region.

CCSA Hourly Rate Trend in London

CCSA
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCSA within the London region over the 3 months to 16 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
City of London -9 8 £375 +2.73%
Hounslow - - - -
CCSA
England

CCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 23 (92.00%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (84.00%) Cisco
3 20 (80.00%) CheckPoint
4 19 (76.00%) Firewall
5 17 (68.00%) CCSE
6 15 (60.00%) CCNP
7 13 (52.00%) Juniper
7 13 (52.00%) CISSP
8 10 (40.00%) CCNA
9 9 (36.00%) Network Security
10 8 (32.00%) CCIE
11 7 (28.00%) Windows
11 7 (28.00%) JNCIP
11 7 (28.00%) JNCIE
12 6 (24.00%) ISACA
12 6 (24.00%) CISM
12 6 (24.00%) MCSE
12 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
12 6 (24.00%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (20.00%) MCSA
13 5 (20.00%) ITIL
13 5 (20.00%) F5
13 5 (20.00%) PCI DSS
13 5 (20.00%) JNCIA
14 4 (16.00%) Linux
14 4 (16.00%) WAN
14 4 (16.00%) VPN
14 4 (16.00%) MPLS
14 4 (16.00%) Finance
14 4 (16.00%) Wireless

CCSA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 19 (76.00%) Firewall
2 9 (36.00%) Network Security
3 4 (16.00%) WAN
3 4 (16.00%) VPN
3 4 (16.00%) MPLS
3 4 (16.00%) Wireless
4 3 (12.00%) LAN
5 2 (8.00%) OSPF
5 2 (8.00%) BGP
5 2 (8.00%) EIGRP
5 2 (8.00%) TACACS
6 1 (4.00%) IPsec
6 1 (4.00%) NetScreen
6 1 (4.00%) DNS
6 1 (4.00%) SSL
6 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
6 1 (4.00%) FWSM
6 1 (4.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (4.00%) Cisco PIX
6 1 (4.00%) Cisco ASA
General
1 4 (16.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) Financial Institution
3 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 11 (44.00%) Security Engineer
2 9 (36.00%) Network Engineer
3 7 (28.00%) Network Security Engineer
4 6 (24.00%) Architect
5 4 (16.00%) Cisco Security Engineer
5 4 (16.00%) Network Architect
5 4 (16.00%) Cisco Engineer
6 3 (12.00%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (8.00%) Operations Engineer
7 2 (8.00%) Network Operations Engineer
7 2 (8.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (8.00%) Support Engineer
7 2 (8.00%) Technical Architect
8 1 (4.00%) Network Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) Security Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) Cisco Specialist
8 1 (4.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 1 (4.00%) Security Architect
8 1 (4.00%) Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) Network Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) XMPP
Operating Systems
1 7 (28.00%) Windows
2 4 (16.00%) Linux
3 3 (12.00%) UNIX
4 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.00%) ITIL
2 4 (16.00%) Migration
3 3 (12.00%) Service Management
3 3 (12.00%) PRINCE2
3 3 (12.00%) Network Management
4 2 (8.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 2 (8.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (8.00%) Load Balancing
5 1 (4.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.00%) Project Management
5 1 (4.00%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (4.00%) Network Load Balancing
5 1 (4.00%) Data Analysis
5 1 (4.00%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.00%) C
Qualifications
1 23 (92.00%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (68.00%) CCSE
3 15 (60.00%) CCNP
4 13 (52.00%) CISSP
5 10 (40.00%) CCNA
6 8 (32.00%) CCIE
7 7 (28.00%) JNCIP
7 7 (28.00%) JNCIE
8 6 (24.00%) ISACA
8 6 (24.00%) CISM
8 6 (24.00%) MCSE
8 6 (24.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (20.00%) MCSA
9 5 (20.00%) JNCIA
10 3 (12.00%) CCDP
10 3 (12.00%) JNCIS
11 2 (8.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (8.00%) CCDA
11 2 (8.00%) Check Point Certification
12 1 (4.00%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (8.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) CiscoWorks
1 1 (4.00%) Cisco UCCX
1 1 (4.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (4.00%) Cacti
1 1 (4.00%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 21 (84.00%) Cisco
2 20 (80.00%) CheckPoint
3 13 (52.00%) Juniper
4 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
5 5 (20.00%) F5
6 3 (12.00%) Barracuda Networks
6 3 (12.00%) SolarWinds
7 2 (8.00%) Aruba
7 2 (8.00%) HP
7 2 (8.00%) Websense
7 2 (8.00%) VMware
8 1 (4.00%) Nokia
8 1 (4.00%) Sophos
8 1 (4.00%) Splunk
8 1 (4.00%) SonicWALL
8 1 (4.00%) Qualys
8 1 (4.00%) ProCurve