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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA)
UK
Rank 506 565 573
Rank change year-on-year
+59 +8
Contract jobs citing CCSA 75 53 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.10% 0.085%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.84% 0.50% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 13 24
Median daily rate £375 £425 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +7.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £338 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £660 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £383
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +4.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 1
Median hourly rate - £39.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.23%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £39.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.23%

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
8945 10640 10339
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.31% 20.96% 20.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 5709 6468 6037
Median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 459 496 485
Median hourly rate £28.15 £38.63 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.11% +108.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.54 £43.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £40.00 £19.48
% change year-on-year
-29.62% +105.39%

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 22 January 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 29 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 22 January 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 +56 68 £381 -10.47% 13
London +20 25 £475 -13.63% 5
South East +23 19 £350 -8.19%
North East - 17 £340 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 17 £340 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 17 £340 - 1
Hampshire +21 11 £385 -
Scotland +26 8 £319 -
Renfrewshire - 8 £319 -
Hook - 8 £385 -
Buckinghamshire +9 6 £342 -19.64%
Erskine - 6 £319 -
Milton Keynes +10 4 £350 -17.64%
Yorkshire +9 3 £375 +20.48%
East of England -7 3 £500 +14.28% 1
City of London - 3 £285 - 2
West Midlands - 3 £375 - 4
Shropshire - 3 £375 - 1
Middlesbrough - 3 £375 -
North Yorkshire - 3 £375 -
Berkshire +9 2 £350 +3.70%
Hertfordshire +2 2 £500 -
Telford - 2 £375 - 1
Nottinghamshire +8 1 £400 - 1
East Midlands +6 1 £400 - 1
Nottingham +2 1 £400 - 1
Cambridge - 1 - -
Winchester - 1 £438 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -

CCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 January 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.

1 109 (91.60%) Firewall
2 102 (85.71%) CheckPoint
3 100 (84.03%) Cisco
4 96 (80.67%) Cisco Certification
5 73 (61.34%) WAN
6 72 (60.50%) CCNP
7 63 (52.94%) LAN
8 60 (50.42%) CCSE
9 57 (47.90%) Wireless
10 51 (42.86%) Security Cleared
11 50 (42.02%) Network Security
12 47 (39.50%) CCNA
13 46 (38.66%) SC Cleared
14 45 (37.82%) Juniper
15 41 (34.45%) F5
16 39 (32.77%) ITIL
17 36 (30.25%) Riverbed
18 35 (29.41%) CCIE
19 34 (28.57%) VPN
19 34 (28.57%) HP
20 33 (27.73%) JNCIA
21 32 (26.89%) Network Design
22 31 (26.05%) BIG-IP
22 31 (26.05%) FortiGate
23 29 (24.37%) Fortinet
23 29 (24.37%) CCDP
24 28 (23.53%) Service Management
25 27 (22.69%) CCIP
25 27 (22.69%) JNCIE
25 27 (22.69%) 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 1 (0.84%) OpenStack
Applications
1 6 (5.04%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.52%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.36%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 109 (91.60%) Firewall
2 73 (61.34%) WAN
3 63 (52.94%) LAN
4 57 (47.90%) Wireless
5 50 (42.02%) Network Security
6 34 (28.57%) VPN
7 31 (26.05%) BIG-IP
8 22 (18.49%) Cisco ASA
9 17 (14.29%) OSPF
9 17 (14.29%) TCP/IP
10 15 (12.61%) Cisco Wireless
10 15 (12.61%) IPsec
11 10 (8.40%) HSRP
11 10 (8.40%) VRRP
12 9 (7.56%) Intrusion Detection
12 9 (7.56%) Wireshark
13 8 (6.72%) DMZ
13 8 (6.72%) Spanning Tree
14 7 (5.88%) TACACS
14 7 (5.88%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.20%) Big Data
General
1 25 (21.01%) Telecoms
2 5 (4.20%) Finance
3 3 (2.52%) Advertising
3 3 (2.52%) Legal
4 2 (1.68%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.84%) Banking
5 1 (0.84%) Retail
Job Titles
1 80 (67.23%) Network Engineer
2 29 (24.37%) Network Security Engineer
2 29 (24.37%) Security Engineer
3 23 (19.33%) Analyst
4 15 (12.61%) Network Analyst
5 13 (10.92%) Network Support
6 10 (8.40%) Network Support Engineer
6 10 (8.40%) Senior Network Engineer
6 10 (8.40%) Support Engineer
7 9 (7.56%) Security Analyst
8 8 (6.72%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 7 (5.88%) Architect
9 7 (5.88%) Cisco Engineer
9 7 (5.88%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 7 (5.88%) Voice Engineer
9 7 (5.88%) Voice Network Engineer
10 6 (5.04%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 6 (5.04%) Network Architect
11 5 (4.20%) Senior Support Engineer
11 5 (4.20%) Senior Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.20%) 802.1X
2 2 (1.68%) XMPP
3 1 (0.84%) CGI
3 1 (0.84%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (15.97%) Data Centre
2 18 (15.13%) Computer Science
3 10 (8.40%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (5.04%) RSA SecurID
5 5 (4.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 4 (3.36%) Driving Licence
7 3 (2.52%) Security Operations Centre
8 2 (1.68%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.68%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.68%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.68%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.84%) PKI
9 1 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.84%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (10.08%) Linux
2 8 (6.72%) Unix
3 2 (1.68%) Windows
4 1 (0.84%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (32.77%) ITIL
2 32 (26.89%) Network Design
3 28 (23.53%) Service Management
4 25 (21.01%) ITSM
5 11 (9.24%) Information Security
6 10 (8.40%) Incident Management
7 9 (7.56%) Asset Management
8 8 (6.72%) SIEM
9 7 (5.88%) Change Management
9 7 (5.88%) Cybersecurity
9 7 (5.88%) Problem Management
9 7 (5.88%) Security Monitoring
10 6 (5.04%) Data Analysis
10 6 (5.04%) Disk Encryption
10 6 (5.04%) Forensic Analysis
10 6 (5.04%) Identity Access Management
10 6 (5.04%) Malware Analysis
10 6 (5.04%) Network Management
11 5 (4.20%) DDoS Mitigation
11 5 (4.20%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.68%) C
1 2 (1.68%) Java
1 2 (1.68%) PowerShell
2 1 (0.84%) Python
Qualifications
1 96 (80.67%) Cisco Certification
2 72 (60.50%) CCNP
3 60 (50.42%) CCSE
4 51 (42.86%) Security Cleared
5 47 (39.50%) CCNA
6 46 (38.66%) SC Cleared
7 35 (29.41%) CCIE
8 33 (27.73%) JNCIA
9 29 (24.37%) CCDP
10 27 (22.69%) CCIP
10 27 (22.69%) JNCIE
11 22 (18.49%) HP ASE
11 22 (18.49%) HP MASE
12 19 (15.97%) Degree
13 9 (7.56%) Check Point Certification
14 8 (6.72%) CEH
15 7 (5.88%) GCFA
15 7 (5.88%) GCIH
15 7 (5.88%) MCP
16 6 (5.04%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.20%) SLA
2 3 (2.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.84%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (2.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.68%) XenServer
3 1 (0.84%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.84%) Firmware
3 1 (0.84%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 31 (26.05%) FortiGate
2 6 (5.04%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 3 (2.52%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (2.52%) EnCase
3 3 (2.52%) Nagios
4 2 (1.68%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (1.68%) Cisco UCCX
4 2 (1.68%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.68%) Pingdom
4 2 (1.68%) Puppet
4 2 (1.68%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 102 (85.71%) CheckPoint
2 100 (84.03%) Cisco
3 45 (37.82%) Juniper
4 41 (34.45%) F5
5 36 (30.25%) Riverbed
6 34 (28.57%) HP
7 29 (24.37%) Fortinet
8 27 (22.69%) Aruba
9 18 (15.13%) Microsoft
10 15 (12.61%) Citrix
11 11 (9.24%) Blue Coat
12 8 (6.72%) Nokia
13 7 (5.88%) Palo Alto
14 6 (5.04%) Avaya
14 6 (5.04%) Nortel
15 5 (4.20%) Infoblox
16 4 (3.36%) Meraki
16 4 (3.36%) SolarWinds
16 4 (3.36%) VMware
17 3 (2.52%) Splunk
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