The table below looks at the statistics 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 18 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA)
Rank 370 416 376
Rank change year-on-year
+46 -40
Contract jobs citing CCSA 32 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.14% 0.037% 0.037%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.82% 0.24% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 6 5
Average daily rate
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£383 £350 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.28% +22.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £313 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £475 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £318 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.36% +5.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £32.75 -
% change year-on-year
+18.32% -
CCSA
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Qualifications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
3883 3758 3258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.78% 15.44% 15.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2700 2432 2053
Average daily rate £425 £406 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 85 129
Average hourly rate £15.93 £22.25 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.40% +1.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.60 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £42.40 £47.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -26.31%

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 18 December 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 18 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
City of London +17 11 £425 +6.25% 2
Greenwich - - - -
CCSA
England

CCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 47 (81.03%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (55.17%) CheckPoint
3 30 (51.72%) Cisco
4 29 (50.00%) Firewall
5 28 (48.28%) CCNA
5 28 (48.28%) UNIX
6 26 (44.83%) JNCIA
7 25 (43.10%) CISSP
8 22 (37.93%) CCSE
8 22 (37.93%) Linux
9 19 (32.76%) VPN
9 19 (32.76%) F5
10 18 (31.03%) Network Security
10 18 (31.03%) Cisco ASA
11 17 (29.31%) CCNP
11 17 (29.31%) CISM
11 17 (29.31%) Information Security
12 16 (27.59%) Windows
13 14 (24.14%) Load Balancing
14 13 (22.41%) Cisco PIX
14 13 (22.41%) Opscode Chef
14 13 (22.41%) Puppet
14 13 (22.41%) CCSP
14 13 (22.41%) VMware
15 12 (20.69%) Migration
15 12 (20.69%) Juniper
15 12 (20.69%) BMC
15 12 (20.69%) Web Services
15 12 (20.69%) VMware Infrastructure
15 12 (20.69%) Amazon AWS

CCSA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

Cloud Services
1 12 (20.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (50.00%) Firewall
2 19 (32.76%) VPN
3 18 (31.03%) Network Security
3 18 (31.03%) Cisco ASA
4 13 (22.41%) Cisco PIX
5 10 (17.24%) LAN
5 10 (17.24%) WAN
5 10 (17.24%) BGP
6 9 (15.52%) Cisco Nexus
7 8 (13.79%) EIGRP
7 8 (13.79%) OSPF
7 8 (13.79%) DNS
8 7 (12.07%) SSL
9 6 (10.34%) WAAS
9 6 (10.34%) Multicast
9 6 (10.34%) tcpdump
9 6 (10.34%) Ethernet
10 5 (8.62%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 5 (8.62%) BIG-IP
11 4 (6.90%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.62%) MySQL
2 4 (6.90%) MongoDB
2 4 (6.90%) Apache Cassandra
2 4 (6.90%) NoSQL
2 4 (6.90%) Relational Database
2 4 (6.90%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (8.62%) Publishing
2 4 (6.90%) Finance
3 3 (5.17%) Financial Institution
3 3 (5.17%) Banking
3 3 (5.17%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (41.38%) Network Engineer
2 23 (39.66%) Security Engineer
3 13 (22.41%) Cloud Engineer
4 7 (12.07%) Analyst
4 7 (12.07%) Network Security Engineer
5 6 (10.34%) Consultant
5 6 (10.34%) Senior Network Engineer
5 6 (10.34%) Security Consultant
6 5 (8.62%) Security Analyst
7 4 (6.90%) Operational Security Analyst
8 3 (5.17%) Cloud Consultant
8 3 (5.17%) Platform Engineer
8 3 (5.17%) Senior Security Engineer
9 2 (3.45%) Security Specialist
9 2 (3.45%) Network Analyst
9 2 (3.45%) Architect
9 2 (3.45%) Solutions Architect
10 1 (1.72%) Support Engineer
10 1 (1.72%) Network Consultant
10 1 (1.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (20.69%) Web Services
2 3 (5.17%) CSS
2 3 (5.17%) Middleware
3 2 (3.45%) CSLA
4 1 (1.72%) WAP
4 1 (1.72%) HTML
4 1 (1.72%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.72%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 28 (48.28%) UNIX
2 22 (37.93%) Linux
3 16 (27.59%) Windows
4 6 (10.34%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (29.31%) Information Security
2 14 (24.14%) Load Balancing
3 12 (20.69%) Migration
4 8 (13.79%) DevOps
5 7 (12.07%) Network Architecture
6 4 (6.90%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 4 (6.90%) Requirements Analysis
7 3 (5.17%) Mentoring
7 3 (5.17%) Problem Management
8 2 (3.45%) Network Load Balancing
8 2 (3.45%) Network Monitoring
9 1 (1.72%) ITIL
9 1 (1.72%) GAP Analysis
9 1 (1.72%) Kalman Filter
9 1 (1.72%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.90%) Shell Script
2 3 (5.17%) Perl
Qualifications
1 47 (81.03%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (48.28%) CCNA
3 26 (44.83%) JNCIA
4 25 (43.10%) CISSP
5 22 (37.93%) CCSE
6 17 (29.31%) CCNP
6 17 (29.31%) CISM
7 13 (22.41%) CCSP
8 6 (10.34%) CCIE
9 4 (6.90%) CCDP
10 3 (5.17%) Check Point Certification
11 2 (3.45%) CCVP
12 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (1.72%) MCSE
12 1 (1.72%) JNCIP
12 1 (1.72%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.72%) QA
System Software
1 12 (20.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (5.17%) ProxySG
3 1 (1.72%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (22.41%) Opscode Chef
1 13 (22.41%) Puppet
2 2 (3.45%) SolarWinds Orion
2 2 (3.45%) FortiGate
2 2 (3.45%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 32 (55.17%) CheckPoint
2 30 (51.72%) Cisco
3 19 (32.76%) F5
4 13 (22.41%) VMware
5 12 (20.69%) Juniper
5 12 (20.69%) BMC
6 7 (12.07%) Nokia
7 6 (10.34%) Fortinet
8 5 (8.62%) SolarWinds
9 4 (6.90%) Blue Coat
9 4 (6.90%) Qualys
9 4 (6.90%) Oracle
10 3 (5.17%) Mercator
10 3 (5.17%) Sourcefire
11 2 (3.45%) Pega
11 2 (3.45%) Riverbed