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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA)
Rank 533 562 521
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -41
Contract jobs citing CCSA 62 20 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.039% 0.073%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.55% 0.22% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 11 19
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£375 £335 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% +13.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £287 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £440 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £318 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.36% +5.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £38.75 £32.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.32% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £32.75 -
% change year-on-year
+18.32% -

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
11359 9174 8886
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.59% 17.78% 17.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 6585 5107 4657
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 548 395 612
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £22.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -21.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -26.31%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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 +9 56 £375 +11.94% 13
London +38 32 £383 +9.28% 4
South East -11 13 £338 +0.74% 2
City of London +14 11 £425 +6.25% 2
Buckinghamshire -6 7 £325 -2.98%
Milton Keynes - 6 £318 -
Berkshire +3 4 £315 -5.97% 1
Leeds -2 4 £396 +32.08% 1
Yorkshire -6 4 £396 +32.08% 1
West Yorkshire -7 4 £396 +32.08% 1
Slough -5 3 £315 - 1
South West - 3 £275 - 2
Wiltshire - 2 £275 - 1
Swindon - 2 £275 - 1
Hampshire -18 1 £390 +36.84% 1
Bedfordshire - 1 - - 4
Surrey - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £400 -
Staines - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - -
Bedford - 1 - - 2
East of England - 1 - - 4
Greenwich - - - -
Wales - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bradford - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cardiff - - - -

CCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 98 (74.81%) CheckPoint
2 97 (74.05%) Cisco Certification
3 91 (69.47%) Cisco
4 87 (66.41%) Firewall
5 65 (49.62%) CCSE
6 63 (48.09%) CCNP
7 54 (41.22%) Cisco ASA
8 51 (38.93%) Network Security
9 48 (36.64%) CCNA
10 42 (32.06%) LAN
11 41 (31.30%) WAN
12 40 (30.53%) F5
13 38 (29.01%) UNIX
13 38 (29.01%) Juniper
14 32 (24.43%) CISSP
15 30 (22.90%) Linux
15 30 (22.90%) VPN
15 30 (22.90%) JNCIA
16 23 (17.56%) Load Balancing
16 23 (17.56%) CCSP
17 22 (16.79%) Windows
17 22 (16.79%) Blue Coat
17 22 (16.79%) Cisco PIX
18 21 (16.03%) Check Point Certification
18 21 (16.03%) Nokia
19 19 (14.50%) BGP
19 19 (14.50%) Security Cleared
20 18 (13.74%) CISM
21 17 (12.98%) TACACS
21 17 (12.98%) Information Security

CCSA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 2 (1.53%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (7.63%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.53%) S-PLUS
2 2 (1.53%) MS Office
2 2 (1.53%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 12 (9.16%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 87 (66.41%) Firewall
2 54 (41.22%) Cisco ASA
3 51 (38.93%) Network Security
4 42 (32.06%) LAN
5 41 (31.30%) WAN
6 30 (22.90%) VPN
7 22 (16.79%) Cisco PIX
8 19 (14.50%) BGP
9 17 (12.98%) TACACS
9 17 (12.98%) OSPF
9 17 (12.98%) Cisco Nexus
10 16 (12.21%) tcpdump
11 13 (9.92%) BIG-IP
12 12 (9.16%) SSL
12 12 (9.16%) TCP/IP
12 12 (9.16%) EIGRP
13 11 (8.40%) Wireshark
14 10 (7.63%) DNS
15 9 (6.87%) Junos
16 8 (6.11%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.58%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.82%) MySQL
3 4 (3.05%) Relational Database
3 4 (3.05%) MongoDB
3 4 (3.05%) Apache Cassandra
3 4 (3.05%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.53%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.53%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 7 (5.34%) Finance
2 5 (3.82%) Publishing
3 4 (3.05%) Banking
3 4 (3.05%) Local Government
3 4 (3.05%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.29%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.76%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 58 (44.27%) Security Engineer
2 57 (43.51%) Network Engineer
3 32 (24.43%) Network Security Engineer
4 16 (12.21%) Analyst
5 13 (9.92%) Firewall Engineer
5 13 (9.92%) Cloud Engineer
6 11 (8.40%) Security Consultant
6 11 (8.40%) Consultant
7 9 (6.87%) Network Analyst
8 7 (5.34%) Senior Network Engineer
9 6 (4.58%) Security Analyst
9 6 (4.58%) Data Network Engineer
9 6 (4.58%) IT Security Engineer
10 5 (3.82%) Network Security Consultant
10 5 (3.82%) Network Consultant
10 5 (3.82%) Cisco Engineer
11 4 (3.05%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 4 (3.05%) Senior Security Engineer
11 4 (3.05%) Operational Security Analyst
12 3 (2.29%) Cisco Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (9.16%) Web Services
2 8 (6.11%) WAP
3 3 (2.29%) CSS
3 3 (2.29%) Middleware
4 2 (1.53%) CSLA
5 1 (0.76%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.76%) HTML5
5 1 (0.76%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.63%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.34%) Mobile App
3 5 (3.82%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.05%) Clustering
5 3 (2.29%) PKI
6 2 (1.53%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.76%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 38 (29.01%) UNIX
2 30 (22.90%) Linux
3 22 (16.79%) Windows
4 6 (4.58%) Windows 2000
5 4 (3.05%) Solaris
6 2 (1.53%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (17.56%) Load Balancing
2 17 (12.98%) Information Security
3 14 (10.69%) Fault Management
4 13 (9.92%) Network Management
4 13 (9.92%) Migration
4 13 (9.92%) ITIL
5 12 (9.16%) Mentoring
6 11 (8.40%) Change Management
7 8 (6.11%) Incident Management
7 8 (6.11%) Problem Management
7 8 (6.11%) DevOps
8 7 (5.34%) Network Architecture
9 6 (4.58%) Change Control
10 5 (3.82%) Performance Tuning
10 5 (3.82%) Release Management
10 5 (3.82%) Requirements Analysis
10 5 (3.82%) Project Management
10 5 (3.82%) Disaster Recovery
11 4 (3.05%) Risk Assessment
11 4 (3.05%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 7 (5.34%) Perl
2 4 (3.05%) Shell Script
2 4 (3.05%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 97 (74.05%) Cisco Certification
2 65 (49.62%) CCSE
3 63 (48.09%) CCNP
4 48 (36.64%) CCNA
5 32 (24.43%) CISSP
6 30 (22.90%) JNCIA
7 23 (17.56%) CCSP
8 21 (16.03%) Check Point Certification
9 19 (14.50%) Security Cleared
10 18 (13.74%) CISM
11 15 (11.45%) SC Cleared
12 13 (9.92%) CCDP
13 10 (7.63%) CCIE
14 9 (6.87%) Degree
15 4 (3.05%) Microsoft Certification
15 4 (3.05%) MCSE
15 4 (3.05%) DV Cleared
16 2 (1.53%) CCVP
16 2 (1.53%) CCDA
16 2 (1.53%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.16%) SLA
2 4 (3.05%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.76%) QA
System Software
1 12 (9.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (5.34%) Forefront TMG
3 5 (3.82%) ProxySG
4 3 (2.29%) Active Directory
5 2 (1.53%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 13 (9.92%) Puppet
1 13 (9.92%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (5.34%) FortiGate
2 7 (5.34%) OpenView
2 7 (5.34%) Netcool
3 2 (1.53%) CiscoWorks
3 2 (1.53%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 98 (74.81%) CheckPoint
2 91 (69.47%) Cisco
3 40 (30.53%) F5
4 38 (29.01%) Juniper
5 22 (16.79%) Blue Coat
6 21 (16.03%) Nokia
7 15 (11.45%) VMware
8 12 (9.16%) Citrix
8 12 (9.16%) BMC
8 12 (9.16%) Fortinet
9 10 (7.63%) HP
10 9 (6.87%) SolarWinds
11 7 (5.34%) Crossbeam
11 7 (5.34%) Sourcefire
11 7 (5.34%) Microsoft
11 7 (5.34%) Nortel
11 7 (5.34%) Radware
12 4 (3.05%) Computacenter
12 4 (3.05%) Oracle
12 4 (3.05%) Qualys
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