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 30 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA)
Rank 548 568 557
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -11
Contract jobs citing CCSA 80 47 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.086% 0.037%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.74% 0.45% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 28 10
Average daily rate
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£470 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.61% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £272 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.47% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Average hourly rate £39.50 £45.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.22% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year
-12.22% -

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
10832 10437 9058
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.99% 19.09% 17.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 6486 5881 4859
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 522 467 502
Average hourly rate £24.00 £19.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.31% -11.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+31.57% -9.52%

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 30 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 30 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 -2 74 £475 +46.15% 21
London +37 48 £475 +58.33% 7
City of London +11 22 £475 +25.00% 1
South East -10 17 £340 - 7
Oxfordshire - 6 £323 - 3
Birmingham +7 4 £340 +7.93%
Berkshire +6 4 - - 1
West Midlands 0 4 £340 +13.33%
Scotland - 4 - - 1
Oxford - 4 £315 - 1
Bracknell - 4 - -
Erskine - 3 - -
Renfrewshire - 3 - -
Kent - 3 £425 -
Hampshire -6 2 £388 +13.97%
East Midlands -6 2 £275 -35.29% 1
North West -20 2 £300 -29.41%
West Sussex - 2 - -
West Malling - 2 - -
Crawley - 2 - -
Derbyshire - 2 £275 -
Chester -9 1 - -
Cheshire -11 1 - -
Manchester -13 1 £300 -29.41%
Winchester - 1 £388 -
Chesterfield - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Chatham - 1 £425 -
Bolton - 1 £300 -
Midlands - 1 £275 -

CCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 104 (84.55%) CheckPoint
2 102 (82.93%) Firewall
3 96 (78.05%) Cisco
4 89 (72.36%) Cisco Certification
5 68 (55.28%) CCSE
6 52 (42.28%) CCNP
7 51 (41.46%) Juniper
8 49 (39.84%) CCNA
8 49 (39.84%) Network Security
9 39 (31.71%) LAN
9 39 (31.71%) Cisco ASA
10 38 (30.89%) WAN
10 38 (30.89%) OSPF
10 38 (30.89%) BGP
11 35 (28.46%) VPN
12 34 (27.64%) F5
13 29 (23.58%) Blue Coat
14 28 (22.76%) Data Centre
15 26 (21.14%) Load Balancing
15 26 (21.14%) DNS
15 26 (21.14%) ITIL
16 25 (20.33%) Check Point Certification
17 24 (19.51%) CISSP
18 23 (18.70%) CCIE
18 23 (18.70%) EIGRP
19 22 (17.89%) Nokia
20 21 (17.07%) SSL
21 20 (16.26%) Cisco IOS
22 18 (14.63%) BIG-IP
22 18 (14.63%) Cisco Nexus

CCSA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 2 (1.63%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (4.07%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (3.25%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.69%) SaaS
2 4 (3.25%) PaaS
2 4 (3.25%) IaaS
2 4 (3.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.25%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.81%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 102 (82.93%) Firewall
2 49 (39.84%) Network Security
3 39 (31.71%) Cisco ASA
3 39 (31.71%) LAN
4 38 (30.89%) WAN
4 38 (30.89%) OSPF
4 38 (30.89%) BGP
5 35 (28.46%) VPN
6 26 (21.14%) DNS
7 23 (18.70%) EIGRP
8 21 (17.07%) SSL
9 20 (16.26%) Cisco IOS
10 18 (14.63%) Cisco Nexus
10 18 (14.63%) BIG-IP
11 17 (13.82%) Wireless
11 17 (13.82%) TCP/IP
11 17 (13.82%) DHCP
12 16 (13.01%) Cisco ISE
13 15 (12.20%) Cisco PIX
13 15 (12.20%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.63%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (0.81%) GCC
General
1 14 (11.38%) Telecoms
2 10 (8.13%) Finance
3 6 (4.88%) Financial Institution
3 6 (4.88%) Banking
4 5 (4.07%) Publishing
5 4 (3.25%) Advertising
6 2 (1.63%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.63%) Retail
6 2 (1.63%) Billing
6 2 (1.63%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.81%) Local Government
7 1 (0.81%) Back Office
7 1 (0.81%) Law
7 1 (0.81%) Legal
Job Titles
1 45 (36.59%) Network Engineer
2 36 (29.27%) Security Engineer
3 18 (14.63%) Network Security Engineer
4 16 (13.01%) Analyst
5 11 (8.94%) Firewall Engineer
6 8 (6.50%) Architect
6 8 (6.50%) Senior Network Engineer
6 8 (6.50%) Network Analyst
6 8 (6.50%) Design Engineer
7 7 (5.69%) Security Architect
7 7 (5.69%) Security Manager
8 6 (4.88%) Network Design Engineer
9 5 (4.07%) Network Support
9 5 (4.07%) Senior Analyst
9 5 (4.07%) IT Security Manager
10 4 (3.25%) Senior Network Analyst
10 4 (3.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 4 (3.25%) Cisco Engineer
10 4 (3.25%) Security Analyst
10 4 (3.25%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.32%) 802.1X
2 5 (4.07%) XMPP
3 4 (3.25%) .NET
4 2 (1.63%) CSS
5 1 (0.81%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 28 (22.76%) Data Centre
2 9 (7.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 8 (6.50%) Video Conferencing
4 7 (5.69%) PKI
5 6 (4.88%) Clustering
6 5 (4.07%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.63%) CMDB
8 1 (0.81%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 15 (12.20%) Windows
1 15 (12.20%) Linux
2 10 (8.13%) UNIX
3 4 (3.25%) Solaris
4 2 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.81%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.81%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.81%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (21.14%) ITIL
1 26 (21.14%) Load Balancing
2 16 (13.01%) Kalman Filter
3 14 (11.38%) Information Security
4 13 (10.57%) SIEM
5 9 (7.32%) Vulnerability Management
5 9 (7.32%) Network Monitoring
6 8 (6.50%) Capacity Planning
7 7 (5.69%) Network Design
7 7 (5.69%) Security Management
8 6 (4.88%) Risk Assessment
8 6 (4.88%) Service Delivery
8 6 (4.88%) Zachman Framework
8 6 (4.88%) TOGAF
8 6 (4.88%) Investment Management
8 6 (4.88%) Change Control
8 6 (4.88%) Cyber Security
9 5 (4.07%) Network Management
9 5 (4.07%) ITIL V2
9 5 (4.07%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 7 (5.69%) SQL
2 5 (4.07%) Perl
3 4 (3.25%) Tcl
4 3 (2.44%) Ruby
4 3 (2.44%) Python
5 2 (1.63%) VBScript
5 2 (1.63%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.81%) C
Qualifications
1 89 (72.36%) Cisco Certification
2 68 (55.28%) CCSE
3 52 (42.28%) CCNP
4 49 (39.84%) CCNA
5 25 (20.33%) Check Point Certification
6 24 (19.51%) CISSP
7 23 (18.70%) CCIE
8 17 (13.82%) CISM
8 17 (13.82%) JNCIA
9 16 (13.01%) CCSP
10 11 (8.94%) Degree
10 11 (8.94%) Security Cleared
11 10 (8.13%) JNCIS
11 10 (8.13%) CCDA
12 8 (6.50%) CCDP
12 8 (6.50%) SC Cleared
13 7 (5.69%) CCIP
14 1 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
14 1 (0.81%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (3.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (3.25%) HIPAA
3 2 (1.63%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.81%) GPG13
4 1 (0.81%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (7.32%) ProxySG
2 7 (5.69%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.69%) Squid
3 6 (4.88%) Snort
4 5 (4.07%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.81%) XenApp
5 1 (0.81%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (7.32%) FortiGate
2 5 (4.07%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (2.44%) Cisco UCCX
3 3 (2.44%) OpenView
3 3 (2.44%) CiscoWorks
3 3 (2.44%) Nessus
3 3 (2.44%) SCOM
4 1 (0.81%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 104 (84.55%) CheckPoint
2 96 (78.05%) Cisco
3 51 (41.46%) Juniper
4 34 (27.64%) F5
5 29 (23.58%) Blue Coat
6 22 (17.89%) Nokia
7 14 (11.38%) Citrix
7 14 (11.38%) Fortinet
8 11 (8.94%) TippingPoint
8 11 (8.94%) Tufin
9 7 (5.69%) HP
9 7 (5.69%) Radware
10 6 (4.88%) McAfee
10 6 (4.88%) IronPort
10 6 (4.88%) Akamai
11 5 (4.07%) VMware
11 5 (4.07%) SolarWinds
11 5 (4.07%) Nortel
12 4 (3.25%) Oracle
12 4 (3.25%) Websense
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