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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA)
Rank 229 238 241
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +3
Contract jobs citing CCSA 14 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.15% 0.11% 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.59% 0.50% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 4
Average daily rate
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£375 £265 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.50% -15.20%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £295 £300
% change year-on-year
+18.64% -1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +17.18%
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
2372 2013 2314
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.56% 23.05% 23.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1219 1049 1062
Average daily rate £370 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.06% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 106 149
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.36 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.47% -41.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.11 £11.75 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CCSA across the South East region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

CCSA Daily Rate Histogram 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 19 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
Berkshire +12 6 £370 - 2
Hampshire -9 6 £375 +41.50%
Buckinghamshire - 2 £80 -
Kent - - - - 2
Surrey - - - -
CCSA
England

CCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 28 (87.50%) CheckPoint
2 25 (78.13%) Cisco
3 21 (65.63%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (62.50%) CCSE
5 18 (56.25%) Firewall
6 15 (46.88%) Network Security
6 15 (46.88%) Cisco ASA
7 13 (40.63%) CCSP
7 13 (40.63%) CCNP
8 10 (31.25%) Security Cleared
9 8 (25.00%) SC Cleared
9 8 (25.00%) Blue Coat
9 8 (25.00%) LAN
10 7 (21.88%) Check Point Certification
10 7 (21.88%) CCNA
11 6 (18.75%) CISSP
11 6 (18.75%) Fault Management
11 6 (18.75%) F5
12 5 (15.63%) tcpdump
12 5 (15.63%) Network Management
12 5 (15.63%) Cisco Nexus
12 5 (15.63%) Wireshark
12 5 (15.63%) HP
12 5 (15.63%) SLA
13 4 (12.50%) SMS
13 4 (12.50%) WAN
13 4 (12.50%) WAP
13 4 (12.50%) UNIX
13 4 (12.50%) Nortel
13 4 (12.50%) OpenView

CCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS Office
1 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.13%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 18 (56.25%) Firewall
2 15 (46.88%) Network Security
2 15 (46.88%) Cisco ASA
3 8 (25.00%) LAN
4 5 (15.63%) tcpdump
4 5 (15.63%) Cisco Nexus
4 5 (15.63%) Wireshark
5 4 (12.50%) SMS
5 4 (12.50%) WAN
5 4 (12.50%) TACACS
5 4 (12.50%) BIG-IP
5 4 (12.50%) Nortel Alteon
5 4 (12.50%) Cisco PIX
6 2 (6.25%) OSPF
6 2 (6.25%) BGP
6 2 (6.25%) VPN
7 1 (3.13%) Cisco ISE
7 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (53.13%) Network Engineer
2 16 (50.00%) Security Engineer
3 15 (46.88%) Network Security Engineer
4 5 (15.63%) Network Support
5 4 (12.50%) Analyst
5 4 (12.50%) Network Analyst
5 4 (12.50%) Data Network Engineer
6 3 (9.38%) Cisco Security Engineer
6 3 (9.38%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 3 (9.38%) Cisco Engineer
6 3 (9.38%) Trainer
6 3 (9.38%) Consultant
6 3 (9.38%) Support Engineer
6 3 (9.38%) Security Consultant
7 2 (6.25%) Administrator
7 2 (6.25%) Network Consultant
7 2 (6.25%) Support Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Network Support Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Network Administrator
7 2 (6.25%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.50%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Mobile App
1 4 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.38%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.13%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.50%) UNIX
2 1 (3.13%) Windows 7
2 1 (3.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.75%) Fault Management
2 5 (15.63%) Network Management
3 3 (9.38%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (9.38%) Kalman Filter
3 3 (9.38%) Problem Management
3 3 (9.38%) Release Management
3 3 (9.38%) Information Security
3 3 (9.38%) Change Management
4 2 (6.25%) ITIL
5 1 (3.13%) ITIL V3
5 1 (3.13%) Change Control
5 1 (3.13%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (3.13%) Mentoring
5 1 (3.13%) Coaching
5 1 (3.13%) Load Balancing
5 1 (3.13%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.13%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (3.13%) Business Development
5 1 (3.13%) Network Design
5 1 (3.13%) Disaster Recovery
Qualifications
1 21 (65.63%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (62.50%) CCSE
3 13 (40.63%) CCSP
3 13 (40.63%) CCNP
4 10 (31.25%) Security Cleared
5 8 (25.00%) SC Cleared
6 7 (21.88%) Check Point Certification
6 7 (21.88%) CCNA
7 6 (18.75%) CISSP
8 4 (12.50%) Degree
9 2 (6.25%) CISM
9 2 (6.25%) CCDP
10 1 (3.13%) CCIP
10 1 (3.13%) MCSE
10 1 (3.13%) CCDA
10 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (3.13%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.63%) SLA
2 1 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (6.25%) ProxySG
2 1 (3.13%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (12.50%) OpenView
1 4 (12.50%) Netcool
Vendors
1 28 (87.50%) CheckPoint
2 25 (78.13%) Cisco
3 8 (25.00%) Blue Coat
4 6 (18.75%) F5
5 5 (15.63%) HP
6 4 (12.50%) Nortel
6 4 (12.50%) Juniper
6 4 (12.50%) Radware
6 4 (12.50%) Crossbeam
7 2 (6.25%) Microsoft
7 2 (6.25%) WatchGuard
7 2 (6.25%) Kaspersky
8 1 (3.13%) ArcSight
8 1 (3.13%) Huawei
8 1 (3.13%) Sourcefire