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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA)
UK
Rank 530 593 582
Rank change year-on-year
+63 -11
Contract jobs citing CCSA 78 35 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.067% 0.055%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.83% 0.32% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 6 18
Median daily rate £378 £311 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.36% -22.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £268 £364
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £311 £400
% change year-on-year
+15.66% -22.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London median 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
9451 11046 10615
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.81% 21.24% 20.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 6071 6870 6071
Median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £383
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 450 445 500
Median hourly rate £30.00 £39.25 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.56% +86.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £57.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.73 £41.90 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-24.26% +86.22%

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 24 February 2017.

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 28 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 24 February 2017. 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 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 +70 71 £386 +24.09% 8
South East +39 25 £353 +4.44% 1
North East - 21 £353 -
Tyne and Wear - 21 £353 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 21 £353 -
London +37 18 £475 - 3
Hampshire +24 18 £415 -
Hook - 13 £423 -
Scotland +31 8 £319 -
Renfrewshire - 8 £319 -
Erskine - 6 £319 -
Buckinghamshire - 6 £342 -
Yorkshire +12 4 £375 +31.57%
Milton Keynes - 4 £350 -
East of England +2 3 £500 -
Middlesbrough - 3 £375 -
North Yorkshire - 3 £375 -
Nottingham +6 2 £400 -
Nottinghamshire +5 2 £400 -
East Midlands +3 2 £400 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £500 -
Berkshire +18 1 £350 +3.70%
Shropshire - 1 - - 1
Cambridge - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 £388 -
Halifax - 1 £388 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - - 2

CCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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.

1 111 (91.74%) Firewall
2 108 (89.26%) Cisco
3 105 (86.78%) CheckPoint
4 99 (81.82%) Cisco Certification
5 82 (67.77%) CCNP
6 79 (65.29%) WAN
7 72 (59.50%) CCSE
8 69 (57.02%) Wireless
8 69 (57.02%) LAN
9 62 (51.24%) Security Cleared
10 61 (50.41%) Juniper
11 56 (46.28%) SC Cleared
11 56 (46.28%) F5
12 52 (42.98%) ITIL
13 48 (39.67%) CCIE
14 47 (38.84%) Riverbed
15 46 (38.02%) JNCIA
15 46 (38.02%) HP
16 44 (36.36%) FortiGate
17 41 (33.88%) Fortinet
18 40 (33.06%) Network Security
18 40 (33.06%) BIG-IP
18 40 (33.06%) CCDP
18 40 (33.06%) Service Management
18 40 (33.06%) Network Design
19 39 (32.23%) CCIP
19 39 (32.23%) JNCIE
20 38 (31.40%) CCNA
21 37 (30.58%) ITSM
22 34 (28.10%) Aruba

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 2 (1.65%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (1.65%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.83%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (4.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 111 (91.74%) Firewall
2 79 (65.29%) WAN
3 69 (57.02%) LAN
3 69 (57.02%) Wireless
4 40 (33.06%) BIG-IP
4 40 (33.06%) Network Security
5 33 (27.27%) VPN
6 26 (21.49%) Cisco ASA
7 16 (13.22%) OSPF
8 15 (12.40%) Cisco Wireless
8 15 (12.40%) IPsec
9 11 (9.09%) TCP/IP
10 10 (8.26%) HSRP
10 10 (8.26%) VRRP
11 9 (7.44%) Intrusion Detection
12 8 (6.61%) DMZ
12 8 (6.61%) Spanning Tree
12 8 (6.61%) TACACS
13 7 (5.79%) VoIP
14 6 (4.96%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.13%) Big Data
General
1 31 (25.62%) Telecoms
2 6 (4.96%) Finance
3 2 (1.65%) Advertising
3 2 (1.65%) Banking
3 2 (1.65%) Financial Institution
3 2 (1.65%) Legal
4 1 (0.83%) Retail
Job Titles
1 80 (66.12%) Network Engineer
2 24 (19.83%) Analyst
3 20 (16.53%) Network Security Engineer
3 20 (16.53%) Security Engineer
4 14 (11.57%) Network Analyst
5 13 (10.74%) Network Support
6 12 (9.92%) Senior Network Engineer
7 11 (9.09%) Security Analyst
8 10 (8.26%) Network Support Engineer
8 10 (8.26%) Support Engineer
9 8 (6.61%) Cisco Engineer
9 8 (6.61%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 7 (5.79%) Architect
10 7 (5.79%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 7 (5.79%) Cybersecurity Analyst
10 7 (5.79%) Voice Engineer
10 7 (5.79%) Voice Network Engineer
11 6 (4.96%) Network Architect
12 5 (4.13%) Senior Network Support
12 5 (4.13%) Senior Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.13%) 802.1X
2 2 (1.65%) Web Services
2 2 (1.65%) XMPP
3 1 (0.83%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 24 (19.83%) Computer Science
2 21 (17.36%) Data Centre
3 8 (6.61%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.96%) Linux Command Line
4 6 (4.96%) RSA SecurID
5 4 (3.31%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 3 (2.48%) Private Cloud
6 3 (2.48%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (1.65%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.65%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.65%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.65%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.83%) PKI
8 1 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 12 (9.92%) Linux
2 8 (6.61%) Unix
3 2 (1.65%) Windows
4 1 (0.83%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (42.98%) ITIL
2 40 (33.06%) Network Design
2 40 (33.06%) Service Management
3 37 (30.58%) ITSM
4 11 (9.09%) Incident Management
5 10 (8.26%) Information Security
6 9 (7.44%) Asset Management
7 8 (6.61%) SIEM
8 7 (5.79%) Change Management
8 7 (5.79%) Cybersecurity
8 7 (5.79%) Security Monitoring
9 6 (4.96%) Data Analysis
9 6 (4.96%) Disk Encryption
9 6 (4.96%) Forensic Analysis
9 6 (4.96%) Identity Access Management
9 6 (4.96%) Malware Analysis
9 6 (4.96%) Problem Management
10 5 (4.13%) Load Balancing
10 5 (4.13%) Network Monitoring
10 5 (4.13%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.65%) C
1 2 (1.65%) Java
1 2 (1.65%) PowerShell
1 2 (1.65%) Python
Qualifications
1 99 (81.82%) Cisco Certification
2 82 (67.77%) CCNP
3 72 (59.50%) CCSE
4 62 (51.24%) Security Cleared
5 56 (46.28%) SC Cleared
6 48 (39.67%) CCIE
7 46 (38.02%) JNCIA
8 40 (33.06%) CCDP
9 39 (32.23%) CCIP
9 39 (32.23%) JNCIE
10 38 (31.40%) CCNA
11 29 (23.97%) HP ASE
11 29 (23.97%) HP MASE
12 25 (20.66%) Degree
13 8 (6.61%) CEH
14 7 (5.79%) Check Point Certification
14 7 (5.79%) GCFA
14 7 (5.79%) GCIH
14 7 (5.79%) MCP
15 5 (4.13%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.31%) SLA
2 3 (2.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.83%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.83%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.65%) vCloud
2 2 (1.65%) XenServer
3 1 (0.83%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.83%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 44 (36.36%) FortiGate
2 6 (4.96%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 3 (2.48%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (1.65%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (1.65%) Cisco UCCX
4 2 (1.65%) EnCase
4 2 (1.65%) Nagios
4 2 (1.65%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.65%) Pingdom
4 2 (1.65%) Puppet
4 2 (1.65%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 108 (89.26%) Cisco
2 105 (86.78%) CheckPoint
3 61 (50.41%) Juniper
4 56 (46.28%) F5
5 47 (38.84%) Riverbed
6 46 (38.02%) HP
7 41 (33.88%) Fortinet
8 34 (28.10%) Aruba
9 16 (13.22%) Citrix
10 14 (11.57%) Microsoft
11 13 (10.74%) Blue Coat
12 9 (7.44%) Nokia
13 8 (6.61%) Palo Alto
14 6 (4.96%) Avaya
14 6 (4.96%) Nortel
15 5 (4.13%) VMware
16 4 (3.31%) Infoblox
16 4 (3.31%) Meraki
16 4 (3.31%) SolarWinds
17 3 (2.48%) Splunk