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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA)
Rank 542 539 508
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -31
Contract jobs citing CCSA 41 14 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.080% 0.029% 0.069%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.40% 0.15% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 6 26
Average daily rate
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£400 £304 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.68% +2.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £350 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £308 £300
% change year-on-year
+21.95% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 £180.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-76.38% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £180.00 -
% change year-on-year
-76.38% -

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
10280 9096 7991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.15% 18.89% 17.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 5979 4931 4211
Average daily rate £396 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.60% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £225 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 471 411 548
Average hourly rate £19.45 £19.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.36% -20.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.82 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £44.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -30.00%

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 January 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 January 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 38 £400 +31.68% 19
London +6 17 £425 +41.66% 7
South East +3 8 £375 - 5
City of London +15 7 £425 +41.66% 2
West Yorkshire -2 5 £415 +38.33% 5
Yorkshire -3 5 £415 +38.33% 5
Leeds -8 5 £415 +38.33% 3
Berkshire +5 4 £315 - 2
Slough - 3 £315 - 1
East of England - 3 £400 - 1
South West - 2 - -
Milton Keynes - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
Essex - 2 £400 -
Hampshire - 2 £375 -
Reading +7 1 - - 1
Swindon - 1 - -
Bedford - 1 - - 1
Bedfordshire - 1 - - 1
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Somerset - - - -
Surrey - - - - 2
Warwickshire - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bradford - - - -
Bristol - - - -

CCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 91 (78.45%) Cisco Certification
2 84 (72.41%) CheckPoint
3 78 (67.24%) Cisco
4 75 (64.66%) Firewall
5 56 (48.28%) CCSE
6 55 (47.41%) CCNP
7 51 (43.97%) Cisco ASA
8 48 (41.38%) CCNA
9 42 (36.21%) F5
10 34 (29.31%) Network Security
10 34 (29.31%) UNIX
11 33 (28.45%) LAN
11 33 (28.45%) Juniper
12 32 (27.59%) WAN
13 31 (26.72%) CISSP
14 30 (25.86%) JNCIA
15 29 (25.00%) Linux
16 23 (19.83%) VPN
17 22 (18.97%) CCSP
18 21 (18.10%) Nokia
19 20 (17.24%) Cisco PIX
20 19 (16.38%) Windows
21 18 (15.52%) CISM
21 18 (15.52%) VMware
21 18 (15.52%) Information Security
21 18 (15.52%) Blue Coat
22 17 (14.66%) ITIL
22 17 (14.66%) TACACS
22 17 (14.66%) Security Cleared
23 16 (13.79%) Puppet

CCSA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (2.59%) OpenStack
2 2 (1.72%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (1.72%) S-PLUS
1 2 (1.72%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.86%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (10.34%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.86%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 75 (64.66%) Firewall
2 51 (43.97%) Cisco ASA
3 34 (29.31%) Network Security
4 33 (28.45%) LAN
5 32 (27.59%) WAN
6 23 (19.83%) VPN
7 20 (17.24%) Cisco PIX
8 17 (14.66%) TACACS
9 15 (12.93%) Cisco Nexus
10 14 (12.07%) BGP
11 13 (11.21%) tcpdump
12 12 (10.34%) EIGRP
12 12 (10.34%) OSPF
13 11 (9.48%) BIG-IP
14 10 (8.62%) DNS
14 10 (8.62%) SSL
15 8 (6.90%) Wireshark
15 8 (6.90%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 8 (6.90%) TCP/IP
16 6 (5.17%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.17%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.45%) MongoDB
2 4 (3.45%) Apache Cassandra
2 4 (3.45%) NoSQL
2 4 (3.45%) Relational Database
2 4 (3.45%) MySQL
3 2 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 5 (4.31%) Publishing
2 4 (3.45%) Local Government
2 4 (3.45%) Finance
3 3 (2.59%) Financial Institution
3 3 (2.59%) Investment Banking
3 3 (2.59%) Banking
4 2 (1.72%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 46 (39.66%) Security Engineer
1 46 (39.66%) Network Engineer
2 19 (16.38%) Network Security Engineer
3 17 (14.66%) Analyst
4 15 (12.93%) Cloud Engineer
5 10 (8.62%) Network Analyst
6 7 (6.03%) Security Consultant
6 7 (6.03%) Consultant
6 7 (6.03%) Senior Network Engineer
7 6 (5.17%) IT Security Engineer
7 6 (5.17%) Firewall Engineer
7 6 (5.17%) Security Analyst
8 5 (4.31%) Security Specialist
8 5 (4.31%) Data Network Engineer
9 4 (3.45%) Operational Security Analyst
10 3 (2.59%) Architect
10 3 (2.59%) Network Specialist
10 3 (2.59%) Senior Security Engineer
10 3 (2.59%) Network Security Specialist
10 3 (2.59%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (10.34%) Web Services
2 7 (6.03%) WAP
3 3 (2.59%) Middleware
4 2 (1.72%) CSLA
4 2 (1.72%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.03%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.17%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.59%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.59%) Spread Betting
4 2 (1.72%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.72%) PKI
5 1 (0.86%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 34 (29.31%) UNIX
2 29 (25.00%) Linux
3 19 (16.38%) Windows
4 6 (5.17%) Windows 2000
5 2 (1.72%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.86%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (15.52%) Information Security
2 17 (14.66%) ITIL
3 16 (13.79%) Load Balancing
4 14 (12.07%) Fault Management
5 13 (11.21%) Migration
6 12 (10.34%) Mentoring
7 11 (9.48%) Change Management
8 10 (8.62%) Incident Management
9 8 (6.90%) Network Management
9 8 (6.90%) Problem Management
9 8 (6.90%) DevOps
10 7 (6.03%) Network Architecture
11 5 (4.31%) Project Management
11 5 (4.31%) Network Design
11 5 (4.31%) Requirements Analysis
12 4 (3.45%) Release Management
12 4 (3.45%) Performance Tuning
12 4 (3.45%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 3 (2.59%) PRINCE2
13 3 (2.59%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.45%) Shell Script
2 3 (2.59%) Perl
Qualifications
1 91 (78.45%) Cisco Certification
2 56 (48.28%) CCSE
3 55 (47.41%) CCNP
4 48 (41.38%) CCNA
5 31 (26.72%) CISSP
6 30 (25.86%) JNCIA
7 22 (18.97%) CCSP
8 18 (15.52%) CISM
9 17 (14.66%) Security Cleared
10 14 (12.07%) SC Cleared
11 10 (8.62%) Check Point Certification
11 10 (8.62%) CCIE
12 7 (6.03%) CCDP
12 7 (6.03%) Degree
13 4 (3.45%) DV Cleared
13 4 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
14 3 (2.59%) MCSE
14 3 (2.59%) MCSA
14 3 (2.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 2 (1.72%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (11.21%) SLA
2 4 (3.45%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.72%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.86%) GPG13
System Software
1 15 (12.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (6.03%) Forefront TMG
3 5 (4.31%) ProxySG
4 4 (3.45%) vSphere
5 3 (2.59%) vCloud
6 2 (1.72%) Terminal Services
6 2 (1.72%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.86%) Squid
Systems Management
1 16 (13.79%) Puppet
1 16 (13.79%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (5.17%) FortiGate
2 6 (5.17%) OpenView
2 6 (5.17%) Netcool
3 2 (1.72%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (1.72%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 84 (72.41%) CheckPoint
2 78 (67.24%) Cisco
3 42 (36.21%) F5
4 33 (28.45%) Juniper
5 21 (18.10%) Nokia
6 18 (15.52%) VMware
6 18 (15.52%) Blue Coat
7 13 (11.21%) Citrix
8 12 (10.34%) BMC
9 11 (9.48%) Fortinet
10 9 (7.76%) SolarWinds
11 8 (6.90%) HP
12 6 (5.17%) Crossbeam
12 6 (5.17%) Radware
12 6 (5.17%) Nortel
13 5 (4.31%) Computacenter
13 5 (4.31%) Sourcefire
14 4 (3.45%) Qualys
14 4 (3.45%) Oracle
15 3 (2.59%) Microsoft