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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA)
Rank 543 555 559
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +4
Contract jobs citing CCSA 71 23 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.044% 0.075%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.63% 0.25% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 10 15
Average daily rate
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£375 £353 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.38% +13.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £257 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £418 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £270 £300
% change year-on-year
+29.62% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 1
Average hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +17.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +17.18%

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
11229 9068 10300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.43% 17.20% 17.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 6204 5084 5339
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £547 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 418 624
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.55 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.81% -15.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -28.57%

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 23 September 2014.

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 23 September 2014. 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 +24 64 £375 -2.59% 13
London +36 27 £375 -6.25% 4
South East -4 14 £375 +41.50% 4
East of England - 12 £350 -
Bedfordshire - 9 £319 -
City of London +26 7 £500 +25.00% 2
Berkshire +15 6 £370 - 2
Hampshire -11 6 £375 +41.50%
West Midlands -10 5 £300 -6.25%
North West - 5 £425 - 2
Bedford - 5 £319 -
Birmingham 0 4 £315 -1.56%
Chester - 4 - -
Slough - 4 £370 -
Cheshire - 4 - -
Suffolk - 3 £375 -
Ipswich - 3 £375 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £80 -
Scotland -13 1 £285 +23.91%
Reading - 1 - - 2
Manchester - 1 £425 -
Newport - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Maidstone - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
West Malling - - - - 2
Weymouth - - - -
Leatherhead - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1
Liverpool - - - -

CCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 85 (75.89%) Cisco Certification
2 74 (66.07%) CheckPoint
3 70 (62.50%) Cisco
4 62 (55.36%) Firewall
5 49 (43.75%) CCNP
5 49 (43.75%) CCNA
6 48 (42.86%) CCSE
6 48 (42.86%) Network Security
7 39 (34.82%) LAN
8 35 (31.25%) WAN
8 35 (31.25%) CISSP
9 27 (24.11%) Juniper
9 27 (24.11%) UNIX
10 23 (20.54%) Linux
10 23 (20.54%) Check Point Certification
10 23 (20.54%) JNCIA
11 20 (17.86%) Windows
11 20 (17.86%) CISM
12 19 (16.96%) Cisco ASA
13 18 (16.07%) Information Security
14 17 (15.18%) CCSP
15 16 (14.29%) Security Cleared
16 15 (13.39%) Blue Coat
16 15 (13.39%) VMware
17 14 (12.50%) VPN
18 13 (11.61%) SC Cleared
19 12 (10.71%) Load Balancing
19 12 (10.71%) F5
20 11 (9.82%) Network Management
20 11 (9.82%) VMware Infrastructure

CCSA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 (1.79%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (8.93%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.68%) MS Office
2 3 (2.68%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.89%) S-PLUS
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.04%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 62 (55.36%) Firewall
2 48 (42.86%) Network Security
3 39 (34.82%) LAN
4 35 (31.25%) WAN
5 19 (16.96%) Cisco ASA
6 14 (12.50%) VPN
7 11 (9.82%) OSPF
7 11 (9.82%) BGP
8 10 (8.93%) Cisco Nexus
9 7 (6.25%) tcpdump
9 7 (6.25%) VLAN
9 7 (6.25%) Wireshark
9 7 (6.25%) TCP/IP
10 6 (5.36%) Cisco PIX
10 6 (5.36%) Junos
11 5 (4.46%) BIG-IP
11 5 (4.46%) Cisco IOS
11 5 (4.46%) SSL
11 5 (4.46%) Wireless
11 5 (4.46%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.25%) MySQL
2 4 (3.57%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.57%) MongoDB
2 4 (3.57%) Apache Cassandra
2 4 (3.57%) NoSQL
2 4 (3.57%) Relational Database
General
1 9 (8.04%) Finance
2 7 (6.25%) Banking
2 7 (6.25%) Publishing
3 6 (5.36%) Local Government
4 5 (4.46%) Investment Banking
5 4 (3.57%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.79%) Retail
6 2 (1.79%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 49 (43.75%) Security Engineer
2 38 (33.93%) Network Engineer
3 30 (26.79%) Network Security Engineer
4 14 (12.50%) Security Consultant
4 14 (12.50%) Consultant
5 11 (9.82%) Analyst
6 10 (8.93%) Cloud Engineer
7 9 (8.04%) Firewall Engineer
8 8 (7.14%) Security Analyst
9 7 (6.25%) Network Security Consultant
9 7 (6.25%) Network Support
9 7 (6.25%) Network Consultant
9 7 (6.25%) Support Engineer
10 6 (5.36%) Network Analyst
10 6 (5.36%) Senior Network Engineer
11 5 (4.46%) Senior Security Engineer
11 5 (4.46%) Network Manager
11 5 (4.46%) 3rd Line Support
11 5 (4.46%) Architect
12 4 (3.57%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.04%) Web Services
2 5 (4.46%) WAP
3 3 (2.68%) HTML5
3 3 (2.68%) Middleware
3 3 (2.68%) HTML
4 1 (0.89%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.89%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.46%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.57%) Clustering
3 4 (3.57%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.68%) PKI
5 2 (1.79%) CMDB
6 1 (0.89%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.89%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 27 (24.11%) UNIX
2 23 (20.54%) Linux
3 20 (17.86%) Windows
4 4 (3.57%) Solaris
5 2 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.89%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (16.07%) Information Security
2 12 (10.71%) Load Balancing
3 11 (9.82%) Network Management
4 10 (8.93%) ITIL
5 8 (7.14%) Kalman Filter
6 7 (6.25%) Migration
7 6 (5.36%) Fault Management
7 6 (5.36%) Mentoring
8 5 (4.46%) DevOps
8 5 (4.46%) Change Control
9 4 (3.57%) Service Management
9 4 (3.57%) Change Management
9 4 (3.57%) Risk Assessment
9 4 (3.57%) Incident Management
10 3 (2.68%) Performance Tuning
10 3 (2.68%) Low Latency
10 3 (2.68%) Ultra-Low Latency
10 3 (2.68%) Vulnerability Management
10 3 (2.68%) Network Architecture
10 3 (2.68%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.57%) Tcl
1 4 (3.57%) Perl
2 2 (1.79%) SQL
3 1 (0.89%) C
Qualifications
1 85 (75.89%) Cisco Certification
2 49 (43.75%) CCNP
2 49 (43.75%) CCNA
3 48 (42.86%) CCSE
4 35 (31.25%) CISSP
5 23 (20.54%) Check Point Certification
5 23 (20.54%) JNCIA
6 20 (17.86%) CISM
7 17 (15.18%) CCSP
8 16 (14.29%) Security Cleared
9 13 (11.61%) SC Cleared
10 9 (8.04%) CCDP
11 8 (7.14%) CCIE
12 7 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
13 6 (5.36%) Degree
14 5 (4.46%) JNCIP
14 5 (4.46%) MCSE
15 3 (2.68%) MCITP
15 3 (2.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 3 (2.68%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.46%) PCI DSS
1 5 (4.46%) SLA
2 3 (2.68%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.89%) QA
System Software
1 11 (9.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (5.36%) Active Directory
3 5 (4.46%) Forefront TMG
4 2 (1.79%) ProxySG
4 2 (1.79%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (8.93%) Puppet
1 10 (8.93%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (3.57%) OpenView
2 4 (3.57%) Netcool
3 1 (0.89%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 74 (66.07%) CheckPoint
2 70 (62.50%) Cisco
3 27 (24.11%) Juniper
4 15 (13.39%) Blue Coat
4 15 (13.39%) VMware
5 12 (10.71%) F5
6 11 (9.82%) Microsoft
7 9 (8.04%) BMC
8 7 (6.25%) SolarWinds
8 7 (6.25%) HP
9 6 (5.36%) Citrix
10 4 (3.57%) Radware
10 4 (3.57%) Oracle
10 4 (3.57%) Nortel
10 4 (3.57%) Qualys
10 4 (3.57%) Crossbeam
10 4 (3.57%) Sourcefire
11 3 (2.68%) Fortinet
11 3 (2.68%) Nokia
12 2 (1.79%) Kaspersky
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