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 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA)
Rank 554 560 538
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -22
Contract jobs citing CCSA 40 40 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.072% 0.072% 0.043%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.37% 0.37% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 20 14
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£400 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £249 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £453 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £348 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.47% +15.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £39.00 £180.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-78.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £180.00 -
% change year-on-year
-78.33% -

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
10772 10777 8865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.33% 19.52% 18.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 6112 6123 4725
Average daily rate £390 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £223 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 502 535 480
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £51.41
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.00%

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 24 April 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 23 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 24 April 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 34 £400 +18.51% 21
South East -9 16 £400 +30.08% 8
London -5 8 £550 +62.96% 5
Berkshire -6 7 - - 4
Hampshire - 6 £400 -
Birmingham +4 5 £295 -34.44%
West Midlands -7 5 £295 -34.44%
City of London +15 4 £550 +46.66% 2
Bracknell 0 3 - -
Basingstoke - 3 - -
Winchester - 3 £400 -
East Midlands - 3 £400 -
South West +5 2 - -
Reading +1 2 - - 2
Surrey -4 2 - - 1
Staines - 2 - -
Nottingham - 2 £400 -
Exeter - 2 - -
Devon - 2 - -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £400 -
Middlesex +6 1 - -
Leicestershire - 1 - -
Hounslow - 1 - -

CCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 79 (94.05%) CheckPoint
2 75 (89.29%) Cisco
3 71 (84.52%) Firewall
4 66 (78.57%) Cisco Certification
5 52 (61.90%) Cisco ASA
6 48 (57.14%) CCSE
7 44 (52.38%) CCNP
8 41 (48.81%) Network Security
9 35 (41.67%) Juniper
10 33 (39.29%) F5
11 26 (30.95%) Blue Coat
12 23 (27.38%) LAN
13 21 (25.00%) VPN
13 21 (25.00%) Cisco PIX
14 20 (23.81%) Load Balancing
14 20 (23.81%) OSPF
14 20 (23.81%) BGP
15 19 (22.62%) Nokia
15 19 (22.62%) CCNA
15 19 (22.62%) CCSP
15 19 (22.62%) WAN
16 18 (21.43%) ITIL
17 16 (19.05%) Security Cleared
18 15 (17.86%) DNS
18 15 (17.86%) TACACS
19 14 (16.67%) SSL
19 14 (16.67%) Fortinet
20 13 (15.48%) SC Cleared
20 13 (15.48%) FortiGate
21 12 (14.29%) EIGRP

CCSA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (3.57%) OpenStack
2 2 (2.38%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.38%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (5.95%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.19%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 71 (84.52%) Firewall
2 52 (61.90%) Cisco ASA
3 41 (48.81%) Network Security
4 23 (27.38%) LAN
5 21 (25.00%) VPN
5 21 (25.00%) Cisco PIX
6 20 (23.81%) OSPF
6 20 (23.81%) BGP
7 19 (22.62%) WAN
8 15 (17.86%) DNS
8 15 (17.86%) TACACS
9 14 (16.67%) SSL
10 12 (14.29%) EIGRP
11 11 (13.10%) Cisco Nexus
11 11 (13.10%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 10 (11.90%) NetScreen
13 8 (9.52%) TCP/IP
13 8 (9.52%) tcpdump
14 7 (8.33%) Junos
14 7 (8.33%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.38%) SQL Server
1 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 11 (13.10%) Telecoms
2 6 (7.14%) Finance
3 3 (3.57%) Banking
3 3 (3.57%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.38%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.38%) Retail
4 2 (2.38%) Billing
5 1 (1.19%) Back Office
5 1 (1.19%) Legal
5 1 (1.19%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 36 (42.86%) Network Engineer
2 23 (27.38%) Security Engineer
3 15 (17.86%) Network Security Engineer
4 13 (15.48%) Analyst
5 10 (11.90%) Firewall Engineer
6 7 (8.33%) Network Analyst
7 5 (5.95%) Network Design Engineer
7 5 (5.95%) Design Engineer
8 4 (4.76%) Cisco Engineer
9 3 (3.57%) Head of Security
9 3 (3.57%) IP Engineer
9 3 (3.57%) Data Network Engineer
9 3 (3.57%) Senior Network Engineer
9 3 (3.57%) Project Engineer
9 3 (3.57%) Network Specialist
9 3 (3.57%) Architect
10 2 (2.38%) Solutions Architect
10 2 (2.38%) Network Designer
10 2 (2.38%) Support Analyst
10 2 (2.38%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.57%) WAP
2 2 (2.38%) CSLA
3 1 (1.19%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.95%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.76%) Clustering
3 3 (3.57%) PKI
3 3 (3.57%) Spread Betting
3 3 (3.57%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.38%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.38%) Private Cloud
4 2 (2.38%) CMDB
5 1 (1.19%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.90%) UNIX
1 10 (11.90%) Windows
2 9 (10.71%) Linux
3 5 (5.95%) Windows 2000
4 3 (3.57%) Solaris
5 2 (2.38%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (23.81%) Load Balancing
2 18 (21.43%) ITIL
3 9 (10.71%) Network Design
4 7 (8.33%) Fault Management
5 5 (5.95%) Network Architecture
5 5 (5.95%) Mentoring
5 5 (5.95%) Kalman Filter
6 4 (4.76%) Change Management
6 4 (4.76%) Risk Assessment
6 4 (4.76%) Information Security
6 4 (4.76%) Network Monitoring
6 4 (4.76%) Problem Management
6 4 (4.76%) Requirements Analysis
6 4 (4.76%) Incident Management
7 3 (3.57%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (3.57%) Network Management
7 3 (3.57%) Low Latency
7 3 (3.57%) Ultra-Low Latency
7 3 (3.57%) Vulnerability Management
7 3 (3.57%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.95%) Perl
2 4 (4.76%) Shell Script
3 2 (2.38%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 66 (78.57%) Cisco Certification
2 48 (57.14%) CCSE
3 44 (52.38%) CCNP
4 19 (22.62%) CCNA
4 19 (22.62%) CCSP
5 16 (19.05%) Security Cleared
6 13 (15.48%) SC Cleared
7 11 (13.10%) CISSP
7 11 (13.10%) Check Point Certification
8 10 (11.90%) Degree
8 10 (11.90%) CCIE
9 6 (7.14%) JNCIA
10 5 (5.95%) CCDP
11 4 (4.76%) CCDA
12 3 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (3.57%) CISM
12 3 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (3.57%) MCSA
13 2 (2.38%) MCSE
13 2 (2.38%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.33%) SLA
2 3 (3.57%) PCI DSS
2 3 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (2.38%) GPG13
System Software
1 6 (7.14%) ProxySG
2 4 (4.76%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.76%) vSphere
3 3 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.57%) vCloud
4 2 (2.38%) Terminal Services
4 2 (2.38%) Squid
Systems Management
1 13 (15.48%) FortiGate
2 5 (5.95%) OpenView
3 4 (4.76%) CiscoWorks
4 3 (3.57%) Puppet
4 3 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (3.57%) Netcool
5 2 (2.38%) Nessus
5 2 (2.38%) SCOM
5 2 (2.38%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 79 (94.05%) CheckPoint
2 75 (89.29%) Cisco
3 35 (41.67%) Juniper
4 33 (39.29%) F5
5 26 (30.95%) Blue Coat
6 19 (22.62%) Nokia
7 14 (16.67%) Fortinet
8 12 (14.29%) Citrix
9 8 (9.52%) HP
10 6 (7.14%) VMware
11 5 (5.95%) Tufin
11 5 (5.95%) IronPort
12 4 (4.76%) Nortel
12 4 (4.76%) SolarWinds
13 3 (3.57%) Infoblox
13 3 (3.57%) Brocade
13 3 (3.57%) Crossbeam
13 3 (3.57%) Vyatta
13 3 (3.57%) Radware
14 2 (2.38%) Microsoft