The table below looks at the statistics for CCSA in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CCSA over the 3 months to 30 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA)
Rank 530 562 557
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -5
Contract jobs citing CCSA 74 25 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.047% 0.073%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.65% 0.28% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 10 13
Average daily rate
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£375 £353 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.38% +13.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £257 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £418 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £270 £300
% change year-on-year
+29.62% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 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%

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

Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
11347 9077 10257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.55% 17.19% 17.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 6270 5099 5335
Average daily rate £379 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £548 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 474 414 612
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.55 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.81% -17.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £40.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -28.57%

CCSA
Jobs Demand Trend

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

CCSA Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

CCSA
Daily Rate Trend

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

CCSA Daily Rate Trend in the UK

CCSA
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CCSA within the UK over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

CCSA Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

CCSA
Hourly Rate Trend

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

CCSA Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

CCSA
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCSA within the UK over the 3 months to 30 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
England +19 65 £375 -2.59% 14
London +37 30 £375 -6.25% 3
South East -9 14 £375 +41.50% 6
East of England - 9 £350 -
City of London +34 7 £500 +25.00% 2
Berkshire +9 6 £370 - 2
Hampshire -14 6 £375 +41.50% 1
Bedfordshire - 6 £344 -
West Midlands -16 5 £300 -6.25% 1
North West - 5 £425 -
Birmingham 0 4 £315 -1.56% 1
Slough -5 4 £370 -
Cheshire - 4 - -
Chester - 4 - -
Bedford - 3 £338 -
Ipswich - 3 £375 -
Suffolk - 3 £375 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £80 - 1
Scotland -13 1 £285 +23.91%
South West - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £425 -
Reading - 1 - - 2
Sheffield - - - -
Newport - - - -
Dorking - - - -
Eastleigh - - - - 1
Maidenhead - - - -
Maidstone - - - -
Leatherhead - - - -
Leeds - - - - 2

CCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 86 (75.44%) Cisco Certification
2 77 (67.54%) CheckPoint
3 71 (62.28%) Cisco
4 63 (55.26%) Firewall
5 51 (44.74%) CCNP
5 51 (44.74%) CCSE
6 50 (43.86%) Network Security
7 48 (42.11%) CCNA
8 41 (35.96%) LAN
9 37 (32.46%) WAN
10 33 (28.95%) CISSP
11 27 (23.68%) Juniper
11 27 (23.68%) UNIX
12 24 (21.05%) Linux
12 24 (21.05%) Check Point Certification
13 23 (20.18%) JNCIA
14 22 (19.30%) Cisco ASA
15 19 (16.67%) CCSP
15 19 (16.67%) Windows
16 18 (15.79%) VPN
16 18 (15.79%) CISM
16 18 (15.79%) Information Security
17 15 (13.16%) Blue Coat
17 15 (13.16%) F5
18 14 (12.28%) Security Cleared
18 14 (12.28%) VMware
19 13 (11.40%) Load Balancing
19 13 (11.40%) Cisco Nexus
20 12 (10.53%) BGP
20 12 (10.53%) OSPF

CCSA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 (1.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (8.77%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.75%) S-PLUS
2 2 (1.75%) MS Office
2 2 (1.75%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.89%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 63 (55.26%) Firewall
2 50 (43.86%) Network Security
3 41 (35.96%) LAN
4 37 (32.46%) WAN
5 22 (19.30%) Cisco ASA
6 18 (15.79%) VPN
7 13 (11.40%) Cisco Nexus
8 12 (10.53%) OSPF
8 12 (10.53%) BGP
9 8 (7.02%) Cisco PIX
9 8 (7.02%) Junos
10 7 (6.14%) tcpdump
10 7 (6.14%) VLAN
10 7 (6.14%) Wireshark
10 7 (6.14%) BIG-IP
10 7 (6.14%) SSL
10 7 (6.14%) TCP/IP
11 6 (5.26%) EIGRP
12 5 (4.39%) TACACS
12 5 (4.39%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.14%) MySQL
2 4 (3.51%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.51%) MongoDB
2 4 (3.51%) Apache Cassandra
2 4 (3.51%) NoSQL
2 4 (3.51%) Relational Database
General
1 9 (7.89%) Finance
2 7 (6.14%) Publishing
2 7 (6.14%) Banking
3 6 (5.26%) Local Government
4 5 (4.39%) Financial Institution
4 5 (4.39%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.75%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.75%) Retail
6 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 53 (46.49%) Security Engineer
2 43 (37.72%) Network Engineer
3 32 (28.07%) Network Security Engineer
4 14 (12.28%) Consultant
4 14 (12.28%) Security Consultant
5 11 (9.65%) Analyst
6 10 (8.77%) Firewall Engineer
6 10 (8.77%) Cloud Engineer
7 8 (7.02%) Security Analyst
8 7 (6.14%) Senior Network Engineer
8 7 (6.14%) Network Support
8 7 (6.14%) Network Consultant
8 7 (6.14%) Network Security Consultant
9 6 (5.26%) IT Security Engineer
9 6 (5.26%) Network Analyst
10 5 (4.39%) Network Manager
10 5 (4.39%) Support Engineer
10 5 (4.39%) 3rd Line Support
10 5 (4.39%) Senior Security Engineer
11 4 (3.51%) Network Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.89%) Web Services
2 5 (4.39%) WAP
3 3 (2.63%) Middleware
3 3 (2.63%) HTML5
3 3 (2.63%) HTML
4 1 (0.88%) CSS
4 1 (0.88%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.39%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.51%) Clustering
3 4 (3.51%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.63%) PKI
5 2 (1.75%) CMDB
6 1 (0.88%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.88%) SCADA
6 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 27 (23.68%) UNIX
2 24 (21.05%) Linux
3 19 (16.67%) Windows
4 4 (3.51%) Solaris
5 2 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (15.79%) Information Security
2 13 (11.40%) Load Balancing
3 11 (9.65%) Network Management
4 8 (7.02%) ITIL
5 7 (6.14%) Kalman Filter
6 6 (5.26%) Mentoring
6 6 (5.26%) Migration
6 6 (5.26%) Fault Management
7 5 (4.39%) Change Control
7 5 (4.39%) DevOps
8 4 (3.51%) Problem Management
8 4 (3.51%) Incident Management
8 4 (3.51%) Risk Assessment
8 4 (3.51%) Change Management
9 3 (2.63%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (2.63%) E-Commerce
9 3 (2.63%) Network Design
9 3 (2.63%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 3 (2.63%) Service Management
9 3 (2.63%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.51%) Perl
1 4 (3.51%) Tcl
2 2 (1.75%) SQL
Qualifications
1 86 (75.44%) Cisco Certification
2 51 (44.74%) CCNP
2 51 (44.74%) CCSE
3 48 (42.11%) CCNA
4 33 (28.95%) CISSP
5 24 (21.05%) Check Point Certification
6 23 (20.18%) JNCIA
7 19 (16.67%) CCSP
8 18 (15.79%) CISM
9 14 (12.28%) Security Cleared
10 11 (9.65%) SC Cleared
10 11 (9.65%) CCDP
11 9 (7.89%) CCIE
12 7 (6.14%) Degree
13 6 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
14 4 (3.51%) MCSE
15 3 (2.63%) JNCIS
15 3 (2.63%) JNCIP
15 3 (2.63%) MCITP
16 2 (1.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.39%) SLA
2 4 (3.51%) ISO 9001
2 4 (3.51%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.88%) QA
System Software
1 10 (8.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (6.14%) Forefront TMG
3 5 (4.39%) Active Directory
4 3 (2.63%) ProxySG
5 2 (1.75%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (8.77%) Puppet
1 10 (8.77%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (3.51%) OpenView
2 4 (3.51%) Netcool
3 1 (0.88%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 77 (67.54%) CheckPoint
2 71 (62.28%) Cisco
3 27 (23.68%) Juniper
4 15 (13.16%) Blue Coat
4 15 (13.16%) F5
5 14 (12.28%) VMware
6 9 (7.89%) BMC
6 9 (7.89%) Microsoft
7 8 (7.02%) SolarWinds
8 7 (6.14%) HP
9 6 (5.26%) Citrix
10 5 (4.39%) Sourcefire
10 5 (4.39%) Nokia
11 4 (3.51%) Oracle
11 4 (3.51%) Nortel
11 4 (3.51%) Radware
11 4 (3.51%) Crossbeam
11 4 (3.51%) Qualys
12 3 (2.63%) Fortinet
13 1 (0.88%) Axway
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