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 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA)
Rank 571 543 516
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -27
Contract jobs citing CCSA 28 27 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.052% 0.052% 0.052%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.27% 0.27% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 10 19
Average daily rate
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£400 £356 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.28% +18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £238 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £480 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £416 £298
% change year-on-year
-3.90% +39.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £180.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £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
10555 10047 8332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.67% 19.35% 18.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 6006 5532 4420
Average daily rate £395 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £220 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £530 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 472 509 477
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015. 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 -9 27 £400 +12.28% 30
London -5 9 £550 +54.38% 11
South East -31 9 £395 +28.45% 6
Hampshire - 6 £395 -
City of London +14 5 £550 +46.66% 3
Berkshire -12 3 - - 3
South West - 3 - - 3
Reading 0 2 - - 3
Basingstoke - 2 - -
Essex - 2 £400 - 1
East of England - 2 £400 - 2
Leeds - 1 £415 - 1
West Yorkshire - 1 £415 - 2
Yorkshire - 1 £415 - 5
North West - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Somerset - - - -
Surrey - - - - 2
Warwickshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1
Manchester - - - - 1
Milton Keynes - - - - 1
Newbury - - - -
Bedford - - - - 1
Birmingham - - - - 1
Bradford - - - -
Bristol - - - - 3
Chatham - - - -

CCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 76 (91.57%) CheckPoint
2 71 (85.54%) Cisco
3 67 (80.72%) Firewall
4 66 (79.52%) Cisco Certification
5 52 (62.65%) Cisco ASA
6 51 (61.45%) CCSE
7 46 (55.42%) CCNP
8 39 (46.99%) F5
9 32 (38.55%) Network Security
10 29 (34.94%) Juniper
11 26 (31.33%) LAN
12 25 (30.12%) WAN
12 25 (30.12%) CCNA
13 21 (25.30%) Nokia
13 21 (25.30%) ITIL
13 21 (25.30%) Blue Coat
14 19 (22.89%) TACACS
15 18 (21.69%) CCSP
15 18 (21.69%) VPN
16 17 (20.48%) Cisco PIX
16 17 (20.48%) Security Cleared
17 13 (15.66%) UNIX
17 13 (15.66%) Load Balancing
17 13 (15.66%) Cisco Nexus
18 12 (14.46%) SC Cleared
18 12 (14.46%) Linux
18 12 (14.46%) DNS
18 12 (14.46%) BGP
18 12 (14.46%) Citrix
18 12 (14.46%) CISSP

CCSA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 3 (3.61%) OpenStack
2 2 (2.41%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (1.20%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.61%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.20%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 67 (80.72%) Firewall
2 52 (62.65%) Cisco ASA
3 32 (38.55%) Network Security
4 26 (31.33%) LAN
5 25 (30.12%) WAN
6 19 (22.89%) TACACS
7 18 (21.69%) VPN
8 17 (20.48%) Cisco PIX
9 13 (15.66%) Cisco Nexus
10 12 (14.46%) DNS
10 12 (14.46%) BGP
11 11 (13.25%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 10 (12.05%) OSPF
13 9 (10.84%) EIGRP
13 9 (10.84%) tcpdump
14 8 (9.64%) TCP/IP
15 7 (8.43%) BIG-IP
15 7 (8.43%) SSL
16 6 (7.23%) Ethernet
16 6 (7.23%) FWSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.41%) SQL Server
1 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 7 (8.43%) Finance
2 4 (4.82%) Financial Institution
2 4 (4.82%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.20%) Back Office
3 1 (1.20%) Retail
3 1 (1.20%) Billing
Job Titles
1 37 (44.58%) Network Engineer
2 20 (24.10%) Security Engineer
3 16 (19.28%) Analyst
4 10 (12.05%) Network Security Engineer
4 10 (12.05%) Network Analyst
5 6 (7.23%) Firewall Engineer
6 5 (6.02%) Cloud Engineer
7 4 (4.82%) Senior Network Engineer
7 4 (4.82%) Cisco Engineer
7 4 (4.82%) Security Specialist
7 4 (4.82%) Architect
8 3 (3.61%) Data Network Engineer
9 2 (2.41%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
9 2 (2.41%) Designer
9 2 (2.41%) IP Engineer
9 2 (2.41%) Senior Security Specialist
9 2 (2.41%) Security Designer
9 2 (2.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 2 (2.41%) Network Specialist
9 2 (2.41%) Network Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.61%) Web Services
1 3 (3.61%) WAP
2 2 (2.41%) CSLA
2 2 (2.41%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.61%) Mobile App
2 3 (3.61%) PKI
2 3 (3.61%) Spread Betting
3 2 (2.41%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 13 (15.66%) UNIX
2 12 (14.46%) Linux
3 9 (10.84%) Windows
4 6 (7.23%) Windows 2000
5 2 (2.41%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (25.30%) ITIL
2 13 (15.66%) Load Balancing
3 11 (13.25%) Fault Management
4 9 (10.84%) Mentoring
5 8 (9.64%) Incident Management
5 8 (9.64%) Change Management
6 7 (8.43%) Migration
7 6 (7.23%) Network Design
7 6 (7.23%) Network Architecture
8 5 (6.02%) Problem Management
8 5 (6.02%) Information Security
8 5 (6.02%) Project Management
9 4 (4.82%) Requirements Analysis
9 4 (4.82%) Capacity Planning
9 4 (4.82%) Network Monitoring
10 3 (3.61%) DevOps
10 3 (3.61%) Kalman Filter
10 3 (3.61%) Network Management
10 3 (3.61%) Change Control
10 3 (3.61%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.82%) Shell Script
2 3 (3.61%) Perl
Qualifications
1 66 (79.52%) Cisco Certification
2 51 (61.45%) CCSE
3 46 (55.42%) CCNP
4 25 (30.12%) CCNA
5 18 (21.69%) CCSP
6 17 (20.48%) Security Cleared
7 12 (14.46%) CISSP
7 12 (14.46%) SC Cleared
7 12 (14.46%) JNCIA
8 7 (8.43%) CCIE
9 6 (7.23%) CCDP
10 4 (4.82%) CCDA
10 4 (4.82%) CISM
10 4 (4.82%) DV Cleared
10 4 (4.82%) Degree
11 3 (3.61%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (3.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (3.61%) MCSA
12 2 (2.41%) MCSE
12 2 (2.41%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.05%) SLA
2 3 (3.61%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.41%) GPG13
3 2 (2.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (7.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (6.02%) ProxySG
3 4 (4.82%) vSphere
4 3 (3.61%) vCloud
5 2 (2.41%) Squid
5 2 (2.41%) Active Directory
5 2 (2.41%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 7 (8.43%) FortiGate
2 6 (7.23%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (7.23%) Puppet
3 5 (6.02%) OpenView
4 4 (4.82%) CiscoWorks
5 3 (3.61%) Netcool
6 2 (2.41%) SCOM
6 2 (2.41%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 76 (91.57%) CheckPoint
2 71 (85.54%) Cisco
3 39 (46.99%) F5
4 29 (34.94%) Juniper
5 21 (25.30%) Nokia
5 21 (25.30%) Blue Coat
6 12 (14.46%) Citrix
7 10 (12.05%) Fortinet
8 9 (10.84%) VMware
9 5 (6.02%) Computacenter
9 5 (6.02%) SolarWinds
10 3 (3.61%) Infoblox
10 3 (3.61%) Vyatta
10 3 (3.61%) Crossbeam
10 3 (3.61%) Brocade
10 3 (3.61%) Radware
10 3 (3.61%) BMC
10 3 (3.61%) HP
10 3 (3.61%) Nortel
11 2 (2.41%) Microsoft
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