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 8 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA)
Rank 586 578 568
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -10
Contract jobs citing CCSA 42 31 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.082% 0.060% 0.029%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.38% 0.30% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 17 6
Average daily rate £311 £400 £304
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.18% +31.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £303 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £550 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £400 £308
% change year-on-year
-22.18% +30.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £39.00 - £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 - £180.00

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
10933 10463 9390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.25% 20.28% 19.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6766 6053 5069
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 500 487 434
Average hourly rate £37.50 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.87 £47.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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 8 February 2016.

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 28 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 8 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
England -3 39 £311 -22.18% 29
East of England +10 9 £450 +12.50% 11
Yorkshire -9 9 £285 -24.25% 1
South Yorkshire - 9 £285 -
Essex +4 7 - - 3
South East +2 7 £338 +7.14% 6
Sheffield - 7 £285 -
London +3 6 - - 7
South West +7 4 £268 - 2
Berkshire +6 3 £338 +32.35%
Manchester - 3 - -
North West - 3 - -
Edinburgh - 3 - -
Scotland - 3 - -
Bedfordshire +7 2 £450 - 2
Hampshire +6 2 - -
Basingstoke +1 2 - -
Bracknell - 2 - -
Weymouth - 2 £268 - 2
Staines - 2 - -
Surrey - 2 - - 3
Dorset - 2 £268 - 2
Bedford +4 1 - - 2
East Midlands -11 1 £400 -
Nottingham -11 1 £400 -
Nottinghamshire -12 1 £400 -
Swindon - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 - -

CCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

1 110 (84.62%) Cisco Certification
2 103 (79.23%) CheckPoint
3 101 (77.69%) Cisco
4 99 (76.15%) Firewall
5 80 (61.54%) CCNP
6 67 (51.54%) CCNA
6 67 (51.54%) Network Security
7 63 (48.46%) Cisco ASA
8 62 (47.69%) CCSE
9 58 (44.62%) WAN
10 52 (40.00%) LAN
11 42 (32.31%) Juniper
12 37 (28.46%) CISSP
12 37 (28.46%) F5
13 33 (25.38%) VPN
14 32 (24.62%) Blue Coat
14 32 (24.62%) JNCIA
15 31 (23.85%) Data Centre
16 27 (20.77%) CISM
16 27 (20.77%) ITIL
16 27 (20.77%) Check Point Certification
17 26 (20.00%) Information Security
18 23 (17.69%) OSPF
19 22 (16.92%) VMware
19 22 (16.92%) Load Balancing
19 22 (16.92%) Cisco Nexus
19 22 (16.92%) VMware Infrastructure
20 21 (16.15%) TCP/IP
21 20 (15.38%) BGP
21 20 (15.38%) Nokia

CCSA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 (1.54%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (3.85%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.08%) MS Office
2 4 (3.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.77%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 13 (10.00%) IaaS
1 13 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (8.46%) SaaS
3 10 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (7.69%) PaaS
4 2 (1.54%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 99 (76.15%) Firewall
2 67 (51.54%) Network Security
3 63 (48.46%) Cisco ASA
4 58 (44.62%) WAN
5 52 (40.00%) LAN
6 33 (25.38%) VPN
7 23 (17.69%) OSPF
8 22 (16.92%) Cisco Nexus
9 21 (16.15%) TCP/IP
10 20 (15.38%) BGP
11 19 (14.62%) SSL
12 16 (12.31%) Cisco IOS
13 15 (11.54%) Wireless
14 14 (10.77%) BIG-IP
15 12 (9.23%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 11 (8.46%) Internet
16 11 (8.46%) TACACS
16 11 (8.46%) Wireshark
17 10 (7.69%) DNS
18 9 (6.92%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.08%) Big Data
2 2 (1.54%) MySQL
General
1 18 (13.85%) Finance
2 14 (10.77%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.85%) Banking
4 3 (2.31%) Advertising
4 3 (2.31%) Legal
4 3 (2.31%) Publishing
5 1 (0.77%) Games
5 1 (0.77%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.77%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 36 (27.69%) Network Engineer
2 32 (24.62%) Security Engineer
3 23 (17.69%) Analyst
3 23 (17.69%) Network Analyst
4 18 (13.85%) Network Security Engineer
5 16 (12.31%) Consultant
6 13 (10.00%) Firewall Engineer
7 12 (9.23%) Cisco Engineer
7 12 (9.23%) Network Security Analyst
7 12 (9.23%) Security Analyst
7 12 (9.23%) Senior Security Engineer
8 11 (8.46%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 10 (7.69%) Architect
9 10 (7.69%) Cloud Engineer
10 8 (6.15%) Check Point Consultant
10 8 (6.15%) Firewall Consultant
10 8 (6.15%) Senior Cloud Engineer
11 7 (5.38%) Check Point Analyst
11 7 (5.38%) Security Architect
11 7 (5.38%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.15%) Web Services
2 7 (5.38%) Middleware
3 5 (3.85%) SailPoint
4 2 (1.54%) 802.1X
4 2 (1.54%) XMPP
5 1 (0.77%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 31 (23.85%) Data Centre
2 8 (6.15%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.62%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 4 (3.08%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (2.31%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.54%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.54%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 19 (14.62%) Windows
2 18 (13.85%) Linux
3 6 (4.62%) Unix
4 3 (2.31%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.54%) CentOS
5 2 (1.54%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (20.77%) ITIL
2 26 (20.00%) Information Security
3 22 (16.92%) Load Balancing
4 15 (11.54%) Network Design
5 14 (10.77%) SIEM
6 10 (7.69%) Kalman Filter
6 10 (7.69%) Web Filtering
7 9 (6.92%) Analytics
7 9 (6.92%) Risk Management
8 8 (6.15%) Risk Assessment
9 7 (5.38%) Migration
10 6 (4.62%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (3.85%) Computer Forensics
11 5 (3.85%) Enterprise Architecture
11 5 (3.85%) ITIL V3
11 5 (3.85%) Mentoring
11 5 (3.85%) Penetration Testing
11 5 (3.85%) Security Architecture
11 5 (3.85%) Strategic Planning
11 5 (3.85%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.31%) PowerShell
2 2 (1.54%) C
3 1 (0.77%) SQL
Qualifications
1 110 (84.62%) Cisco Certification
2 80 (61.54%) CCNP
3 67 (51.54%) CCNA
4 62 (47.69%) CCSE
5 37 (28.46%) CISSP
6 32 (24.62%) JNCIA
7 27 (20.77%) Check Point Certification
7 27 (20.77%) CISM
8 19 (14.62%) Degree
9 18 (13.85%) CCIE
10 9 (6.92%) CCDP
11 7 (5.38%) CCSP
12 6 (4.62%) JNCIE
12 6 (4.62%) JNCIP
12 6 (4.62%) JNCIS
13 5 (3.85%) CCENT
14 4 (3.08%) Security Cleared
15 3 (2.31%) GIAC
15 3 (2.31%) MCSE
15 3 (2.31%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.92%) PCI DSS
1 9 (6.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 7 (5.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (3.85%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.77%) QA
System Software
1 22 (16.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (6.92%) Active Directory
3 5 (3.85%) ProxySG
3 5 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.54%) vSphere
5 1 (0.77%) Firmware
5 1 (0.77%) Snort
Systems Management
1 8 (6.15%) Cisco UCCX
1 8 (6.15%) FortiGate
2 5 (3.85%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 3 (2.31%) EnCase
3 3 (2.31%) Nagios
3 3 (2.31%) Nessus
4 2 (1.54%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.54%) Puppet
5 1 (0.77%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.77%) Proventia
Vendors
1 103 (79.23%) CheckPoint
2 101 (77.69%) Cisco
3 42 (32.31%) Juniper
4 37 (28.46%) F5
5 32 (24.62%) Blue Coat
6 22 (16.92%) VMware
7 20 (15.38%) Nokia
8 16 (12.31%) Citrix
9 10 (7.69%) Fortinet
9 10 (7.69%) Microsoft
9 10 (7.69%) Rackspace
9 10 (7.69%) Tufin
10 7 (5.38%) HP
11 6 (4.62%) Aruba
11 6 (4.62%) Intel Security
11 6 (4.62%) Oracle
12 5 (3.85%) CA
12 5 (3.85%) IronPort
12 5 (3.85%) Symantec
12 5 (3.85%) TippingPoint
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