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 25 May 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.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA)
Rank 598 584 577
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -7
Contract jobs citing CCSA 43 54 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.080% 0.100% 0.093%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.37% 0.51% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 24 29
Median daily rate £450 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £295 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £550 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £428 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+22.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 2
Median hourly rate £52.50 £39.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -13.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £39.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+34.61% -13.33%

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
11575 10524 10430
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.55% 19.42% 19.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 7191 6014 6089
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £530 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 413 540 539
Median hourly rate £32.50 £23.75 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.84% +20.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £24.12 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+45.10% +34.00%

CCSA
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing CCSA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 May 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 22 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCSA within the UK over the 3 months to 25 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -19 38 £450 +16.12% 14
South East -6 20 £410 +0.92% 4
London -1 11 £500 -9.09% 6
Berkshire -2 11 £315 -
Yorkshire - 6 - -
South Yorkshire - 6 - -
Sheffield - 6 - -
Hampshire +5 5 £450 +16.12% 1
Reading -7 5 £450 -
Surrey -9 4 £378 -
City of London +43 3 £500 -9.09% 1
Bracknell -6 3 £315 -
Belfast - 3 £575 -
Northern Ireland - 3 £575 -
County Antrim - 3 £575 -
Staines -7 2 - -
South West -8 1 £360 +20.00% 2
Wiltshire - 1 £360 - 1
Swindon - 1 £360 - 1
Fareham - 1 - -
Portsmouth - 1 - - 1
Southampton - 1 £390 -

CCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing CCSA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for CCSA.

1 71 (92.21%) CheckPoint
2 67 (87.01%) Cisco
3 62 (80.52%) Firewall
4 55 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
5 54 (70.13%) CCSE
6 49 (63.64%) CCNP
7 46 (59.74%) Cisco ASA
8 45 (58.44%) Network Security
9 34 (44.16%) F5
10 28 (36.36%) WAN
11 25 (32.47%) LAN
12 21 (27.27%) Blue Coat
13 20 (25.97%) CCNA
14 18 (23.38%) Juniper
15 16 (20.78%) BGP
16 15 (19.48%) Check Point Certification
16 15 (19.48%) OSPF
17 14 (18.18%) FortiGate
18 13 (16.88%) VPN
18 13 (16.88%) Finance
19 12 (15.58%) BIG-IP
19 12 (15.58%) Load Balancing
20 11 (14.29%) ProxySG
20 11 (14.29%) FWSM
20 11 (14.29%) Wireless
20 11 (14.29%) TCP/IP
20 11 (14.29%) CISSP
21 10 (12.99%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
21 10 (12.99%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
21 10 (12.99%) DDoS Mitigation

CCSA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (3.90%) Apache
2 2 (2.60%) IIS
2 2 (2.60%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.60%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.30%) nginx
3 1 (1.30%) OpenStack
Applications
1 5 (6.49%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.90%) MS Office
3 2 (2.60%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.49%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (5.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.60%) IaaS
3 2 (2.60%) PaaS
3 2 (2.60%) SaaS
4 1 (1.30%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 62 (80.52%) Firewall
2 46 (59.74%) Cisco ASA
3 45 (58.44%) Network Security
4 28 (36.36%) WAN
5 25 (32.47%) LAN
6 16 (20.78%) BGP
7 15 (19.48%) OSPF
8 13 (16.88%) VPN
9 12 (15.58%) BIG-IP
10 11 (14.29%) FWSM
10 11 (14.29%) TCP/IP
10 11 (14.29%) Wireless
11 10 (12.99%) Cisco PIX
11 10 (12.99%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 8 (10.39%) SSL
13 6 (7.79%) Cisco Nexus
13 6 (7.79%) DNS
13 6 (7.79%) TACACS
13 6 (7.79%) VRRP
13 6 (7.79%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.60%) MySQL
2 1 (1.30%) SQL Server
General
1 13 (16.88%) Finance
2 6 (7.79%) Banking
2 6 (7.79%) Telecoms
3 5 (6.49%) Billing
3 5 (6.49%) Retail
4 2 (2.60%) Back Office
5 1 (1.30%) Electronics
5 1 (1.30%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.30%) Legal
5 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.30%) Marketing
5 1 (1.30%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 36 (46.75%) Security Engineer
2 35 (45.45%) Network Engineer
3 22 (28.57%) Network Security Engineer
4 9 (11.69%) Cisco Engineer
5 8 (10.39%) Analyst
5 8 (10.39%) IP Engineer
5 8 (10.39%) IP Security Engineer
6 7 (9.09%) Firewall Engineer
7 6 (7.79%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 6 (7.79%) Network Analyst
8 5 (6.49%) Architect
8 5 (6.49%) Cisco Security Engineer
8 5 (6.49%) Senior Network Engineer
9 4 (5.19%) Senior Network Security Engineer
9 4 (5.19%) Senior Security Engineer
9 4 (5.19%) Team Leader
10 3 (3.90%) Consultant
10 3 (3.90%) Network Support
10 3 (3.90%) Network Support Engineer
10 3 (3.90%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.90%) Web Services
2 1 (1.30%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.30%) OCX
2 1 (1.30%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.99%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 4 (5.19%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.90%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.90%) RSA SecurID
4 2 (2.60%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.60%) Cloud Native
4 2 (2.60%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.30%) CLARiiON
5 1 (1.30%) Clustering
5 1 (1.30%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.30%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.30%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.30%) EqualLogic
5 1 (1.30%) IVR
5 1 (1.30%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.30%) Replication
5 1 (1.30%) Symmetrix
5 1 (1.30%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (11.69%) Linux
2 5 (6.49%) Unix
3 4 (5.19%) Windows
4 3 (3.90%) CentOS
4 3 (3.90%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.30%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (15.58%) Load Balancing
2 10 (12.99%) DDoS Mitigation
3 8 (10.39%) Deep Packet Inspection
4 7 (9.09%) Information Security
5 6 (7.79%) High Availability
5 6 (7.79%) ITIL
6 5 (6.49%) CRM
6 5 (6.49%) Kalman Filter
6 5 (6.49%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 5 (6.49%) Two-Factor Authentication
7 4 (5.19%) Network Design
7 4 (5.19%) SIEM
8 3 (3.90%) Configuration Management
8 3 (3.90%) E-Commerce
8 3 (3.90%) Functional Testing
8 3 (3.90%) Low Latency
8 3 (3.90%) Security Architecture
8 3 (3.90%) Service Delivery
9 2 (2.60%) Incident Management
9 2 (2.60%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.30%) PowerShell
1 1 (1.30%) Python
1 1 (1.30%) SQL
1 1 (1.30%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 55 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
2 54 (70.13%) CCSE
3 49 (63.64%) CCNP
4 20 (25.97%) CCNA
5 15 (19.48%) Check Point Certification
6 11 (14.29%) CISSP
7 9 (11.69%) CCIE
8 6 (7.79%) CCDP
8 6 (7.79%) Degree
8 6 (7.79%) JNCIA
8 6 (7.79%) Security Cleared
9 5 (6.49%) CISM
10 4 (5.19%) CCDA
11 3 (3.90%) MCSE
11 3 (3.90%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (2.60%) RHCE
12 2 (2.60%) RHCSA
13 1 (1.30%) JNCIS
13 1 (1.30%) SC Cleared
13 1 (1.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.90%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (14.29%) ProxySG
2 7 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.90%) Active Directory
3 3 (3.90%) vSphere
4 1 (1.30%) ISA Server
4 1 (1.30%) vCloud
4 1 (1.30%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 14 (18.18%) FortiGate
2 4 (5.19%) Cisco UCCX
3 3 (3.90%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (2.60%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.60%) Puppet
5 1 (1.30%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.30%) OpenView
Vendors
1 71 (92.21%) CheckPoint
2 67 (87.01%) Cisco
3 34 (44.16%) F5
4 21 (27.27%) Blue Coat
5 18 (23.38%) Juniper
6 9 (11.69%) Microsoft
7 7 (9.09%) Nokia
7 7 (9.09%) VMware
8 5 (6.49%) Fortinet
9 4 (5.19%) Aruba
9 4 (5.19%) Citrix
9 4 (5.19%) Cramer
9 4 (5.19%) IronPort
9 4 (5.19%) Palo Alto
10 3 (3.90%) HP
10 3 (3.90%) Intel Security
10 3 (3.90%) NICE Systems
10 3 (3.90%) Sun
11 2 (2.60%) Barracuda Networks
11 2 (2.60%) Remedy
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