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 29 September 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA)
Rank 603 564 564
Rank change year-on-year
-39 0
Contract jobs citing CCSA 50 99 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.094% 0.17% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.45% 0.87% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 78 49
Median daily rate £356 £456 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.91% +21.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £344 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £612 £428
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £350 £344
% change year-on-year
-1.78% +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Median hourly rate - £39.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.22%
UK excluding London median 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
11002 11389 11484
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.61% 19.64% 19.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 6807 6865 6372
Median daily rate £400 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £255 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 387 526 486
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £46.70 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.89% +18.75%

CCSA
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing CCSA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCSA within the UK over the 3 months to 29 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -36 48 £350 -23.28% 13
East of England +20 15 £330 - 5
South East +10 14 £350 - 2
Bedfordshire - 13 £330 - 3
London -50 11 £381 -19.89% 2
Bedford - 10 £353 - 3
Berkshire +6 8 £344 +19.56%
West Midlands -26 6 £325 +51.16% 1
Bracknell -1 4 £363 -
Milton Keynes - 4 £363 -
Buckinghamshire - 4 £363 -
Hertfordshire 0 2 £325 - 2
Birmingham -4 2 - -
Oxfordshire -22 2 £300 -14.28%
Shropshire - 2 - -
Scotland +13 1 - -
Edinburgh +11 1 - -
North West +9 1 £293 -26.87%
City of London -6 1 £382 -19.57% 1
Isle of Man - 1 £425 -
Merseyside - 1 £293 -
North East - 1 £375 -
Warwickshire - 1 £325 -
Coventry - 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £375 -
Telford - 1 - -
Watford - 1 - -
Abingdon - 1 £300 -
Leamington Spa - 1 £325 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £375 -

CCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing CCSA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for CCSA.

1 91 (92.86%) CheckPoint
1 91 (92.86%) Firewall
2 79 (80.61%) Cisco
3 67 (68.37%) CCSE
4 66 (67.35%) Cisco Certification
5 65 (66.33%) Network Security
6 45 (45.92%) CCNP
6 45 (45.92%) LAN
7 42 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
8 39 (39.80%) CCNA
9 34 (34.69%) WAN
10 24 (24.49%) TCP/IP
10 24 (24.49%) VPN
11 21 (21.43%) OSPF
11 21 (21.43%) FortiGate
12 19 (19.39%) Wireless
13 18 (18.37%) Wireshark
14 17 (17.35%) Blue Coat
14 17 (17.35%) Network Design
14 17 (17.35%) BGP
15 16 (16.33%) F5
16 15 (15.31%) Juniper
16 15 (15.31%) Microsoft
17 14 (14.29%) CISSP
17 14 (14.29%) BIG-IP
17 14 (14.29%) Palo Alto
18 13 (13.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
18 13 (13.27%) DDoS Mitigation
18 13 (13.27%) Check Point Certification
19 12 (12.24%) ProxySG

CCSA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (3.06%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.02%) Apache
2 1 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.02%) IIS
2 1 (1.02%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.02%) nginx
Applications
1 11 (11.22%) MS Visio
2 7 (7.14%) MS Excel
3 4 (4.08%) MS Office
4 3 (3.06%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.06%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (2.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.08%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.02%) Mimecast
2 1 (1.02%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 91 (92.86%) Firewall
2 65 (66.33%) Network Security
3 45 (45.92%) LAN
4 42 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
5 34 (34.69%) WAN
6 24 (24.49%) TCP/IP
6 24 (24.49%) VPN
7 21 (21.43%) OSPF
8 19 (19.39%) Wireless
9 18 (18.37%) Wireshark
10 17 (17.35%) BGP
11 14 (14.29%) BIG-IP
12 11 (11.22%) Cisco PIX
13 10 (10.20%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 10 (10.20%) SSL
14 9 (9.18%) FWSM
14 9 (9.18%) VRRP
15 8 (8.16%) DNS
16 6 (6.12%) Ethernet
16 6 (6.12%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.02%) Big Data
General
1 8 (8.16%) Finance
2 7 (7.14%) Retail
3 5 (5.10%) Billing
3 5 (5.10%) Legal
3 5 (5.10%) Telecoms
4 4 (4.08%) Banking
4 4 (4.08%) Manufacturing
5 3 (3.06%) Advertising
6 2 (2.04%) Back Office
6 2 (2.04%) Electronics
6 2 (2.04%) Marketing
7 1 (1.02%) Games
7 1 (1.02%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.02%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 55 (56.12%) Network Engineer
2 53 (54.08%) Security Engineer
3 41 (41.84%) Network Security Engineer
4 12 (12.24%) Analyst
5 11 (11.22%) Consultant
6 10 (10.20%) Network Analyst
7 9 (9.18%) IP Engineer
7 9 (9.18%) IP Security Engineer
8 7 (7.14%) Network Consultant
9 6 (6.12%) Check Point Analyst
9 6 (6.12%) Cisco Engineer
9 6 (6.12%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 6 (6.12%) Senior Network Engineer
10 5 (5.10%) Architect
10 5 (5.10%) Firewall Analyst
10 5 (5.10%) Network Security Consultant
10 5 (5.10%) Security Architect
10 5 (5.10%) Security Consultant
10 5 (5.10%) Senior Network Security Engineer
10 5 (5.10%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.08%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.02%) OCX
2 1 (1.02%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 7 (7.14%) Data Centre
3 5 (5.10%) Driving Licence
3 5 (5.10%) RSA SecurID
4 3 (3.06%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.04%) e-Health
5 2 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.04%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.02%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.02%) IVR
6 1 (1.02%) User Experience
6 1 (1.02%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.20%) Linux
2 7 (7.14%) Unix
3 4 (4.08%) Windows
4 2 (2.04%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.02%) CentOS
5 1 (1.02%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (17.35%) Network Design
2 13 (13.27%) DDoS Mitigation
3 10 (10.20%) Information Security
4 9 (9.18%) Deep Packet Inspection
4 9 (9.18%) ITIL
4 9 (9.18%) Kalman Filter
5 8 (8.16%) High Availability
6 7 (7.14%) Change Management
6 7 (7.14%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 6 (6.12%) Change Control
7 6 (6.12%) Network Management
7 6 (6.12%) Two-Factor Authentication
8 5 (5.10%) CRM
8 5 (5.10%) Incident Management
8 5 (5.10%) SIEM
9 4 (4.08%) E-Discovery
9 4 (4.08%) Penetration Testing
9 4 (4.08%) Security Management
9 4 (4.08%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (3.06%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.04%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 67 (68.37%) CCSE
2 66 (67.35%) Cisco Certification
3 45 (45.92%) CCNP
4 39 (39.80%) CCNA
5 14 (14.29%) CISSP
6 13 (13.27%) Check Point Certification
7 10 (10.20%) CCIE
8 9 (9.18%) Degree
9 8 (8.16%) JNCIA
10 7 (7.14%) Security Cleared
11 5 (5.10%) CCDP
11 5 (5.10%) JNCIS
11 5 (5.10%) SC Cleared
12 4 (4.08%) GIAC
13 3 (3.06%) CISM
14 2 (2.04%) CCSP
14 2 (2.04%) CEH
14 2 (2.04%) GCFA
14 2 (2.04%) GCIH
14 2 (2.04%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.06%) SLA
2 2 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.02%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.02%) QA
System Software
1 12 (12.24%) ProxySG
2 2 (2.04%) Firmware
2 2 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.02%) Forefront TMG
3 1 (1.02%) vSphere
3 1 (1.02%) Xen
Systems Management
1 21 (21.43%) FortiGate
2 7 (7.14%) Nagios
3 6 (6.12%) Cisco Prime
4 4 (4.08%) EnCase
5 2 (2.04%) CA Spectrum
5 2 (2.04%) Cacti
5 2 (2.04%) Cisco LMS
5 2 (2.04%) SmokePing
6 1 (1.02%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (1.02%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (1.02%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (1.02%) OpenView
Vendors
1 91 (92.86%) CheckPoint
2 79 (80.61%) Cisco
3 17 (17.35%) Blue Coat
4 16 (16.33%) F5
5 15 (15.31%) Juniper
5 15 (15.31%) Microsoft
6 14 (14.29%) Palo Alto
7 10 (10.20%) Riverbed
8 7 (7.14%) Fortinet
9 5 (5.10%) Aruba
9 5 (5.10%) Infoblox
9 5 (5.10%) Intel Security
10 4 (4.08%) Brocade
10 4 (4.08%) SolarWinds
11 3 (3.06%) BMC
11 3 (3.06%) Citrix
11 3 (3.06%) IronPort
11 3 (3.06%) NICE Systems
11 3 (3.06%) Remedy
11 3 (3.06%) Sun