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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA)
Rank 545 554 558
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +4
Contract jobs citing CCSA 68 42 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.079% 0.042%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.66% 0.41% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 27 11
Average daily rate
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£450 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £256 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £435 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £333 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 0
Average hourly rate £39.00 £45.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year
-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
10308 10188 9000
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.80% 19.25% 17.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 6073 5764 4823
Average daily rate £398 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 524 461 510
Average hourly rate £23.00 £19.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.05% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.17 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.17 £44.02 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £19.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+18.58% -9.30%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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 -7 56 £465 +43.07% 22
London +13 32 £475 +46.15% 12
City of London +10 16 £475 +25.00% 9
South East -16 13 £406 +19.48% 2
Berkshire +16 8 - -
Bracknell +4 7 - -
West Midlands +7 6 £315 -21.25%
Birmingham +2 6 £315 -21.25%
Scotland - 6 £345 -
Renfrewshire - 5 £345 -
Erskine - 5 £345 -
Hampshire -1 2 £388 +16.54%
North West -21 2 £300 -
Crawley - 2 - -
West Sussex - 2 - -
Cheshire -4 1 - -
Chester -5 1 - -
South West -13 1 £300 -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Midlands - 1 £275 -
Chesterfield - 1 - -
Exeter - 1 £300 -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Bolton - 1 £300 -
Chatham - 1 £425 -
Derbyshire - 1 - -
Devon - 1 £300 -
Kent - 1 £425 -
Manchester - 1 £300 -
Winchester - 1 £388 -

CCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 96 (88.89%) CheckPoint
2 86 (79.63%) Cisco
2 86 (79.63%) Firewall
3 79 (73.15%) Cisco Certification
4 61 (56.48%) CCSE
5 48 (44.44%) CCNP
6 43 (39.81%) Juniper
7 42 (38.89%) Network Security
8 38 (35.19%) Cisco ASA
9 35 (32.41%) LAN
10 34 (31.48%) CCNA
11 31 (28.70%) BGP
12 30 (27.78%) OSPF
12 30 (27.78%) WAN
13 29 (26.85%) F5
14 26 (24.07%) VPN
14 26 (24.07%) Data Centre
15 24 (22.22%) ITIL
15 24 (22.22%) Blue Coat
16 22 (20.37%) DNS
16 22 (20.37%) Check Point Certification
17 20 (18.52%) Load Balancing
18 19 (17.59%) CCIE
18 19 (17.59%) EIGRP
19 17 (15.74%) Nokia
19 17 (15.74%) Linux
20 15 (13.89%) SSL
20 15 (13.89%) Cisco Nexus
21 14 (12.96%) Security Cleared
21 14 (12.96%) Cisco PIX

CCSA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 (2.78%) OpenStack
2 2 (1.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (4.63%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.48%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.63%) IaaS
3 4 (3.70%) SaaS
3 4 (3.70%) PaaS
3 4 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.93%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 86 (79.63%) Firewall
2 42 (38.89%) Network Security
3 38 (35.19%) Cisco ASA
4 35 (32.41%) LAN
5 31 (28.70%) BGP
6 30 (27.78%) OSPF
6 30 (27.78%) WAN
7 26 (24.07%) VPN
8 22 (20.37%) DNS
9 19 (17.59%) EIGRP
10 15 (13.89%) SSL
10 15 (13.89%) Cisco Nexus
11 14 (12.96%) Cisco PIX
11 14 (12.96%) Wireless
12 13 (12.04%) TCP/IP
12 13 (12.04%) DHCP
12 13 (12.04%) Cisco IOS
12 13 (12.04%) Cisco ISE
13 12 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 12 (11.11%) BIG-IP
Development Applications
1 1 (0.93%) GCC
General
1 12 (11.11%) Telecoms
2 8 (7.41%) Finance
3 5 (4.63%) Financial Institution
4 4 (3.70%) Publishing
4 4 (3.70%) Banking
5 2 (1.85%) Retail
5 2 (1.85%) Billing
5 2 (1.85%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.85%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.85%) Advertising
6 1 (0.93%) Back Office
6 1 (0.93%) Law
6 1 (0.93%) Legal
6 1 (0.93%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 34 (31.48%) Network Engineer
2 29 (26.85%) Security Engineer
3 14 (12.96%) Analyst
4 13 (12.04%) Network Security Engineer
5 12 (11.11%) Firewall Engineer
6 8 (7.41%) Design Engineer
7 7 (6.48%) Network Analyst
7 7 (6.48%) Security Manager
8 6 (5.56%) Senior Network Engineer
8 6 (5.56%) Network Design Engineer
9 5 (4.63%) Network Specialist
9 5 (4.63%) IT Security Manager
9 5 (4.63%) Cloud Engineer
10 4 (3.70%) Network Support
10 4 (3.70%) Architect
11 3 (2.78%) Consultant
11 3 (2.78%) Network Consultant
11 3 (2.78%) Senior Analyst
11 3 (2.78%) Senior Network Analyst
11 3 (2.78%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.63%) XMPP
2 4 (3.70%) .NET
3 2 (1.85%) CSS
4 1 (0.93%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 26 (24.07%) Data Centre
2 8 (7.41%) PKI
3 6 (5.56%) Clustering
4 5 (4.63%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (4.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 4 (3.70%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.78%) Spread Betting
7 2 (1.85%) CMDB
7 2 (1.85%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.93%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 17 (15.74%) Linux
2 14 (12.96%) Windows
3 10 (9.26%) UNIX
4 4 (3.70%) Solaris
5 2 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (22.22%) ITIL
2 20 (18.52%) Load Balancing
3 10 (9.26%) Network Design
3 10 (9.26%) Information Security
4 9 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
5 8 (7.41%) Capacity Planning
6 7 (6.48%) Security Management
6 7 (6.48%) SIEM
6 7 (6.48%) Change Control
7 6 (5.56%) Cyber Security
7 6 (5.56%) Network Monitoring
7 6 (5.56%) PRINCE2
7 6 (5.56%) Service Delivery
8 5 (4.63%) Quality Management
8 5 (4.63%) BCP
8 5 (4.63%) Business Continuity
8 5 (4.63%) Network Management
8 5 (4.63%) ITIL V2
8 5 (4.63%) Performance Management
8 5 (4.63%) QMS
Programming Languages
1 5 (4.63%) Perl
2 4 (3.70%) SQL
2 4 (3.70%) Tcl
3 3 (2.78%) Ruby
3 3 (2.78%) Python
4 2 (1.85%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 79 (73.15%) Cisco Certification
2 61 (56.48%) CCSE
3 48 (44.44%) CCNP
4 34 (31.48%) CCNA
5 22 (20.37%) Check Point Certification
6 19 (17.59%) CCIE
7 14 (12.96%) Security Cleared
8 12 (11.11%) CISSP
9 11 (10.19%) SC Cleared
10 10 (9.26%) Degree
10 10 (9.26%) CISM
11 8 (7.41%) CCSP
11 8 (7.41%) JNCIA
11 8 (7.41%) JNCIS
12 7 (6.48%) CCDA
13 4 (3.70%) CCIP
14 3 (2.78%) CCDP
15 1 (0.93%) MCP
15 1 (0.93%) MCSA
15 1 (0.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (3.70%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.85%) GPG13
2 2 (1.85%) SLA
2 2 (1.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (7.41%) Squid
1 8 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (6.48%) Active Directory
3 6 (5.56%) Snort
4 5 (4.63%) vSphere
5 3 (2.78%) vCloud
5 3 (2.78%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.93%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (8.33%) FortiGate
2 4 (3.70%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (2.78%) Puppet
3 3 (2.78%) Cisco UCCX
3 3 (2.78%) OpenView
3 3 (2.78%) CiscoWorks
3 3 (2.78%) Nessus
3 3 (2.78%) SCOM
4 1 (0.93%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 96 (88.89%) CheckPoint
2 86 (79.63%) Cisco
3 43 (39.81%) Juniper
4 29 (26.85%) F5
5 24 (22.22%) Blue Coat
6 17 (15.74%) Nokia
7 14 (12.96%) Citrix
8 9 (8.33%) VMware
8 9 (8.33%) Fortinet
9 7 (6.48%) HP
10 6 (5.56%) IronPort
10 6 (5.56%) TippingPoint
10 6 (5.56%) Tufin
11 5 (4.63%) SolarWinds
11 5 (4.63%) Brocade
11 5 (4.63%) Websense
11 5 (4.63%) Nortel
12 4 (3.70%) Radware
12 4 (3.70%) Rackspace
13 3 (2.78%) Verint
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