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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA)
Rank 536 547 569
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +22
Contract jobs citing CCSA 97 63 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.11% 0.035%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.88% 0.60% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 38 8
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£464 £375 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.66% -4.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £284 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £425 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 -

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
11059 10517 9039
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.92% 18.83% 17.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 6665 5953 4982
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 529 450 469
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.11
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -0.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.17 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -

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 4 September 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 4 September 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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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 +31 93 £464 +23.66% 19
London +44 57 £475 +26.66% 7
South East -17 22 £350 -6.66% 5
City of London +23 20 £475 -7.31% 1
Oxfordshire - 14 £350 -
East Midlands -3 7 £400 -5.88%
West Sussex - 5 £350 -
Crawley - 5 £350 -
Oxford - 5 £315 -
West Midlands +9 4 £315 +5.00%
Birmingham +5 4 £315 -
Scotland -8 4 - -
Nottingham - 4 £400 -
Nottinghamshire - 4 £400 -
Derbyshire - 3 £263 -
Manchester -18 2 £350 -17.64%
North West -36 2 £350 -17.64%
Edinburgh - 2 - -
Kent - 2 - -
West Malling - 2 - -
East of England -5 1 - -
Berkshire -7 1 - - 1
Canary Wharf - 1 £425 -
Erskine - 1 - -
Bolton - 1 £300 -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Chesterfield - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Renfrewshire - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -

CCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 125 (81.70%) Firewall
2 123 (80.39%) CheckPoint
3 117 (76.47%) Cisco Certification
4 114 (74.51%) Cisco
5 77 (50.33%) CCSE
6 72 (47.06%) CCNA
7 69 (45.10%) CCNP
8 68 (44.44%) Network Security
9 63 (41.18%) Juniper
10 50 (32.68%) WAN
11 46 (30.07%) VPN
12 45 (29.41%) CISSP
12 45 (29.41%) F5
13 44 (28.76%) Cisco ASA
14 43 (28.10%) OSPF
14 43 (28.10%) LAN
15 42 (27.45%) ITIL
16 41 (26.80%) BGP
16 41 (26.80%) Blue Coat
17 38 (24.84%) Data Centre
18 35 (22.88%) Load Balancing
19 34 (22.22%) DNS
20 32 (20.92%) Nokia
21 31 (20.26%) SSL
21 31 (20.26%) Cisco IOS
22 30 (19.61%) Check Point Certification
23 29 (18.95%) JNCIA
24 28 (18.30%) CCIE
24 28 (18.30%) CISM
24 28 (18.30%) Cisco Nexus

CCSA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 2 (1.31%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (3.27%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.96%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (3.27%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.54%) SaaS
2 6 (3.92%) PaaS
2 6 (3.92%) IaaS
2 6 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (3.92%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.31%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 125 (81.70%) Firewall
2 68 (44.44%) Network Security
3 50 (32.68%) WAN
4 46 (30.07%) VPN
5 44 (28.76%) Cisco ASA
6 43 (28.10%) LAN
6 43 (28.10%) OSPF
7 41 (26.80%) BGP
8 34 (22.22%) DNS
9 31 (20.26%) SSL
9 31 (20.26%) Cisco IOS
10 28 (18.30%) Cisco Nexus
11 26 (16.99%) EIGRP
12 24 (15.69%) DHCP
13 23 (15.03%) TCP/IP
14 19 (12.42%) BIG-IP
15 18 (11.76%) Wireless
16 17 (11.11%) Cisco PIX
16 17 (11.11%) Cisco ISE
17 15 (9.80%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.27%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (0.65%) GCC
General
1 22 (14.38%) Telecoms
2 12 (7.84%) Finance
3 9 (5.88%) Publishing
4 6 (3.92%) Financial Institution
4 6 (3.92%) Banking
5 5 (3.27%) Advertising
6 3 (1.96%) Legal
7 2 (1.31%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.31%) Retail
7 2 (1.31%) Billing
7 2 (1.31%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.65%) Local Government
8 1 (0.65%) Games
8 1 (0.65%) Back Office
8 1 (0.65%) Law
Job Titles
1 52 (33.99%) Network Engineer
2 41 (26.80%) Security Engineer
3 20 (13.07%) Network Security Engineer
4 19 (12.42%) Analyst
5 15 (9.80%) Firewall Engineer
6 13 (8.50%) Architect
7 12 (7.84%) Consultant
8 11 (7.19%) Senior Network Engineer
8 11 (7.19%) Security Architect
9 9 (5.88%) Design Engineer
10 8 (5.23%) Network Analyst
10 8 (5.23%) Network Support
11 7 (4.58%) Network Design Engineer
11 7 (4.58%) Security Manager
11 7 (4.58%) Data Centre Engineer
12 6 (3.92%) Network Specialist
13 5 (3.27%) Senior Security Engineer
13 5 (3.27%) IT Security Manager
13 5 (3.27%) Cloud Engineer
13 5 (3.27%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.88%) 802.1X
2 5 (3.27%) XMPP
3 4 (2.61%) .NET
4 2 (1.31%) CSS
4 2 (1.31%) Middleware
5 1 (0.65%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 38 (24.84%) Data Centre
2 13 (8.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 8 (5.23%) Video Conferencing
4 6 (3.92%) Clustering
5 5 (3.27%) PKI
5 5 (3.27%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.31%) CMDB
7 1 (0.65%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 22 (14.38%) Windows
2 20 (13.07%) Linux
3 10 (6.54%) UNIX
4 4 (2.61%) Solaris
5 3 (1.96%) Android
5 3 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.96%) Mac OS
5 3 (1.96%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (27.45%) ITIL
2 35 (22.88%) Load Balancing
3 26 (16.99%) Kalman Filter
4 20 (13.07%) SIEM
4 20 (13.07%) Information Security
5 13 (8.50%) Vulnerability Management
6 12 (7.84%) Strategic Planning
7 11 (7.19%) Network Monitoring
8 10 (6.54%) Zachman Framework
8 10 (6.54%) TOGAF
9 9 (5.88%) Network Design
9 9 (5.88%) Risk Assessment
10 8 (5.23%) Enterprise Architecture
10 8 (5.23%) Mentoring
10 8 (5.23%) DDoS Mitigation
10 8 (5.23%) Capacity Planning
11 7 (4.58%) Data Privacy
11 7 (4.58%) Security Management
11 7 (4.58%) Risk Management
12 6 (3.92%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 10 (6.54%) SQL
2 7 (4.58%) Perl
3 5 (3.27%) Python
3 5 (3.27%) Tcl
3 5 (3.27%) Ruby
4 3 (1.96%) VBScript
4 3 (1.96%) C
4 3 (1.96%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 117 (76.47%) Cisco Certification
2 77 (50.33%) CCSE
3 72 (47.06%) CCNA
4 69 (45.10%) CCNP
5 45 (29.41%) CISSP
6 30 (19.61%) Check Point Certification
7 29 (18.95%) JNCIA
8 28 (18.30%) CISM
8 28 (18.30%) CCIE
9 22 (14.38%) CCSP
10 16 (10.46%) CCDP
11 15 (9.80%) Degree
12 13 (8.50%) CCDA
13 11 (7.19%) JNCIS
13 11 (7.19%) Security Cleared
14 10 (6.54%) CCIP
15 8 (5.23%) SC Cleared
16 3 (1.96%) CCENT
17 2 (1.31%) GIAC
18 1 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (9.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 12 (7.84%) HIPAA
3 7 (4.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (2.61%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.65%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (11.11%) ProxySG
2 10 (6.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.58%) Active Directory
4 6 (3.92%) Snort
4 6 (3.92%) Squid
5 1 (0.65%) Firmware
5 1 (0.65%) XenApp
5 1 (0.65%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (7.19%) FortiGate
2 5 (3.27%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (1.96%) Cisco UCCX
3 3 (1.96%) OpenView
3 3 (1.96%) CiscoWorks
3 3 (1.96%) Nessus
3 3 (1.96%) SCOM
4 2 (1.31%) Nagios
5 1 (0.65%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 123 (80.39%) CheckPoint
2 114 (74.51%) Cisco
3 63 (41.18%) Juniper
4 45 (29.41%) F5
5 41 (26.80%) Blue Coat
6 32 (20.92%) Nokia
7 24 (15.69%) Fortinet
8 20 (13.07%) Tufin
9 19 (12.42%) TippingPoint
10 17 (11.11%) Citrix
11 13 (8.50%) McAfee
12 10 (6.54%) VMware
13 9 (5.88%) Radware
14 8 (5.23%) HP
14 8 (5.23%) Akamai
15 7 (4.58%) IronPort
16 6 (3.92%) Rackspace
16 6 (3.92%) Nortel
17 5 (3.27%) Oracle
17 5 (3.27%) Google
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