The table below looks at the statistics for CCSA in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CCSA over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA)
Rank 249 260 242
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -18
Contract jobs citing CCSA 7 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.082% 0.085% 0.036%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.30% 0.31% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate £338 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £400 £308
% change year-on-year
-22.18% +30.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £42.00 - £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 - £180.00
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 South East region.

Qualifications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
2327 2579 2137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 27.11% 27.39% 25.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1403 1258 1023
Average daily rate £400 £375 £366
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 103 112
Average hourly rate £45.00 £19.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+130.76% +14.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.29 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.50 £47.50 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+77.77% +28.57%

CCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

CCSA Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

CCSA
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

CCSA Daily Rate Trend in the South East

CCSA
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

CCSA Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

CCSA
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCSA within the South East region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Berkshire +6 3 £338 +32.35% 1
Hampshire +10 2 - -
Surrey - 2 - - 1
CCSA
England

CCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 25 (100.00%) Firewall
2 23 (92.00%) CheckPoint
3 22 (88.00%) Cisco
4 17 (68.00%) Cisco ASA
5 16 (64.00%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (64.00%) CCSE
6 15 (60.00%) CCNA
7 14 (56.00%) CCNP
7 14 (56.00%) Juniper
7 14 (56.00%) VPN
7 14 (56.00%) LAN
8 13 (52.00%) Check Point Certification
9 12 (48.00%) SSL
10 10 (40.00%) WAN
10 10 (40.00%) Network Security
11 8 (32.00%) Degree
11 8 (32.00%) Cisco Nexus
11 8 (32.00%) Data Centre
11 8 (32.00%) ITIL
11 8 (32.00%) Network Design
12 7 (28.00%) Telecoms
12 7 (28.00%) DNS
13 6 (24.00%) Cisco IOS
13 6 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
13 6 (24.00%) OSPF
13 6 (24.00%) BGP
13 6 (24.00%) CISSP
13 6 (24.00%) VMware
14 5 (20.00%) CCDP
14 5 (20.00%) Microsoft

CCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (8.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.00%) IaaS
1 5 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (8.00%) PaaS
2 2 (8.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (100.00%) Firewall
2 17 (68.00%) Cisco ASA
3 14 (56.00%) LAN
3 14 (56.00%) VPN
4 12 (48.00%) SSL
5 10 (40.00%) Network Security
5 10 (40.00%) WAN
6 8 (32.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 7 (28.00%) DNS
8 6 (24.00%) BGP
8 6 (24.00%) Cisco IOS
8 6 (24.00%) OSPF
9 5 (20.00%) TCP/IP
10 4 (16.00%) DHCP
10 4 (16.00%) FTP
10 4 (16.00%) NX-OS
10 4 (16.00%) SMTP
10 4 (16.00%) Wireshark
11 3 (12.00%) Converged Networks
11 3 (12.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
General
1 7 (28.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) Analyst
1 8 (32.00%) Network Analyst
2 7 (28.00%) Check Point Analyst
3 6 (24.00%) Security Engineer
4 5 (20.00%) Network Engineer
5 4 (16.00%) Check Point Specialist
5 4 (16.00%) Check Point Support
5 4 (16.00%) Consultant
5 4 (16.00%) Data Centre Engineer
5 4 (16.00%) Firewall Specialist
5 4 (16.00%) Firewall Support
5 4 (16.00%) Network Security Engineer
5 4 (16.00%) Network Specialist
5 4 (16.00%) Network Support
5 4 (16.00%) Network Support Specialist
5 4 (16.00%) Support Specialist
6 3 (12.00%) Azure Engineer
6 3 (12.00%) Data Centre Consultant
6 3 (12.00%) Data Consultant
7 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (32.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 2 (8.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (8.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.00%) Windows
2 3 (12.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (8.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (32.00%) ITIL
1 8 (32.00%) Network Design
2 5 (20.00%) Load Balancing
3 4 (16.00%) ITIL V3
3 4 (16.00%) Kalman Filter
3 4 (16.00%) Strategic Planning
3 4 (16.00%) Web Filtering
4 2 (8.00%) Configuration Management
4 2 (8.00%) DDoS Mitigation
4 2 (8.00%) Information Security
4 2 (8.00%) Migration
4 2 (8.00%) Problem Management
4 2 (8.00%) Security Operations
4 2 (8.00%) Security Patching
4 2 (8.00%) SIEM
5 1 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (4.00%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (64.00%) CCSE
1 16 (64.00%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (60.00%) CCNA
3 14 (56.00%) CCNP
4 13 (52.00%) Check Point Certification
5 8 (32.00%) Degree
6 6 (24.00%) CISSP
7 5 (20.00%) CCDP
8 4 (16.00%) CCENT
8 4 (16.00%) CCSP
9 2 (8.00%) CISM
9 2 (8.00%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.00%) HIPAA
1 4 (16.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (8.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (16.00%) ProxySG
3 2 (8.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (8.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 23 (92.00%) CheckPoint
2 22 (88.00%) Cisco
3 14 (56.00%) Juniper
4 6 (24.00%) VMware
5 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 4 (16.00%) Aruba
6 4 (16.00%) Blue Coat
6 4 (16.00%) F5
6 4 (16.00%) Fortinet
6 4 (16.00%) Intel Security
6 4 (16.00%) Nokia
6 4 (16.00%) Palo Alto
6 4 (16.00%) TippingPoint
6 4 (16.00%) Tufin
7 2 (8.00%) Barracuda Networks
7 2 (8.00%) Crossbeam
7 2 (8.00%) Rackspace
7 2 (8.00%) Splunk