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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA)
Rank 559 541 524
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -17
Contract jobs citing CCSA 54 48 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.098% 0.091% 0.041%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.51% 0.47% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 29 9
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£350 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £258 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £455 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 0
Average hourly rate £39.00 £45.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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
10534 10252 8455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.09% 19.44% 18.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 6025 5984 4533
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 518 525 461
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.47 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -19.10%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 -28 43 £388 +14.81% 18
South East -19 17 £406 +25.00% 4
London +6 13 £550 +57.14% 7
Berkshire +3 10 - - 1
Birmingham -1 7 £295 -34.44% 3
West Midlands -4 7 £295 -34.44% 3
Bracknell +3 6 - -
City of London -2 6 £550 +46.66% 3
Renfrewshire - 4 £345 -
Scotland - 4 £345 -
Erskine - 4 £345 -
South West +12 3 £300 -
Hampshire +6 3 £388 +16.54%
Devon - 3 £300 -
Exeter - 3 £300 -
Surrey +1 2 - - 2
Reading -3 2 - -
Staines - 2 - -
Middlesex +5 1 - -
Chester +2 1 - -
Cheshire -9 1 - -
North West -23 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Midlands - 1 £275 -
Hounslow - 1 - - 1
Kent - 1 £425 - 1
Leicestershire - 1 - -
Basingstoke - 1 - -
Chatham - 1 £425 -
Winchester - 1 £388 -

CCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 73 (89.02%) CheckPoint
2 69 (84.15%) Cisco
3 68 (82.93%) Firewall
4 67 (81.71%) Cisco Certification
5 49 (59.76%) CCSE
6 43 (52.44%) CCNP
7 42 (51.22%) Cisco ASA
8 39 (47.56%) Juniper
9 38 (46.34%) Network Security
10 26 (31.71%) Data Centre
11 25 (30.49%) LAN
12 24 (29.27%) F5
13 23 (28.05%) CCNA
14 22 (26.83%) Blue Coat
15 21 (25.61%) OSPF
15 21 (25.61%) BGP
16 20 (24.39%) WAN
16 20 (24.39%) ITIL
16 20 (24.39%) Load Balancing
17 18 (21.95%) VPN
18 16 (19.51%) Citrix
18 16 (19.51%) Cisco PIX
19 15 (18.29%) Security Cleared
19 15 (18.29%) Nokia
19 15 (18.29%) SSL
20 14 (17.07%) DNS
20 14 (17.07%) Check Point Certification
21 13 (15.85%) CCIE
21 13 (15.85%) EIGRP
21 13 (15.85%) SC Cleared

CCSA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 (3.66%) OpenStack
2 2 (2.44%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.22%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (6.10%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.10%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.66%) IaaS
3 2 (2.44%) SaaS
3 2 (2.44%) PaaS
3 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.22%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 68 (82.93%) Firewall
2 42 (51.22%) Cisco ASA
3 38 (46.34%) Network Security
4 25 (30.49%) LAN
5 21 (25.61%) OSPF
5 21 (25.61%) BGP
6 20 (24.39%) WAN
7 18 (21.95%) VPN
8 16 (19.51%) Cisco PIX
9 15 (18.29%) SSL
10 14 (17.07%) DNS
11 13 (15.85%) EIGRP
12 11 (13.41%) TACACS
12 11 (13.41%) Cisco Nexus
13 10 (12.20%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 9 (10.98%) Cisco ISE
15 8 (9.76%) Junos
16 7 (8.54%) VLAN
16 7 (8.54%) NetScreen
16 7 (8.54%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.22%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 12 (14.63%) Telecoms
2 8 (9.76%) Finance
3 4 (4.88%) Financial Institution
4 3 (3.66%) Banking
5 2 (2.44%) Retail
5 2 (2.44%) Billing
5 2 (2.44%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.44%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.22%) Advertising
6 1 (1.22%) Publishing
6 1 (1.22%) Local Government
6 1 (1.22%) Back Office
6 1 (1.22%) Legal
Job Titles
1 29 (35.37%) Network Engineer
2 21 (25.61%) Security Engineer
3 11 (13.41%) Analyst
4 10 (12.20%) Network Security Engineer
4 10 (12.20%) Firewall Engineer
5 8 (9.76%) Design Engineer
6 6 (7.32%) Network Analyst
6 6 (7.32%) Network Design Engineer
7 4 (4.88%) Network Specialist
8 3 (3.66%) Cloud Engineer
8 3 (3.66%) Head of Security
8 3 (3.66%) Architect
8 3 (3.66%) Senior Network Engineer
8 3 (3.66%) Project Engineer
9 2 (2.44%) Cisco Engineer
9 2 (2.44%) Security Specialist
9 2 (2.44%) Team Leader
9 2 (2.44%) Solutions Architect
9 2 (2.44%) Network Designer
9 2 (2.44%) Network Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.44%) CSS
1 2 (2.44%) CSLA
2 1 (1.22%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 26 (31.71%) Data Centre
2 5 (6.10%) Clustering
3 3 (3.66%) PKI
3 3 (3.66%) Spread Betting
3 3 (3.66%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.44%) Private Cloud
4 2 (2.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (2.44%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.44%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.20%) Windows
1 10 (12.20%) Linux
2 7 (8.54%) UNIX
3 4 (4.88%) Solaris
4 3 (3.66%) Windows 2000
5 1 (1.22%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (24.39%) ITIL
1 20 (24.39%) Load Balancing
2 11 (13.41%) Network Design
3 6 (7.32%) Information Security
3 6 (7.32%) Kalman Filter
4 5 (6.10%) Mentoring
4 5 (6.10%) Change Control
5 4 (4.88%) Incident Management
5 4 (4.88%) Risk Assessment
6 3 (3.66%) Risk Management
6 3 (3.66%) Migration
6 3 (3.66%) E-Commerce
6 3 (3.66%) Quality Management
6 3 (3.66%) QMS
6 3 (3.66%) Network Architecture
6 3 (3.66%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (3.66%) Low Latency
6 3 (3.66%) Ultra-Low Latency
6 3 (3.66%) Network Monitoring
6 3 (3.66%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.88%) Perl
2 2 (2.44%) Tcl
2 2 (2.44%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 67 (81.71%) Cisco Certification
2 49 (59.76%) CCSE
3 43 (52.44%) CCNP
4 23 (28.05%) CCNA
5 15 (18.29%) Security Cleared
6 14 (17.07%) Check Point Certification
7 13 (15.85%) CCIE
7 13 (15.85%) SC Cleared
8 11 (13.41%) CCSP
9 10 (12.20%) Degree
10 8 (9.76%) CISSP
11 6 (7.32%) JNCIS
12 5 (6.10%) CISM
13 4 (4.88%) CCDA
13 4 (4.88%) CCDP
14 3 (3.66%) JNCIA
15 2 (2.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 2 (2.44%) MCSA
15 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
16 1 (1.22%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.88%) SLA
1 4 (4.88%) PCI DSS
2 3 (3.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.44%) GPG13
3 2 (2.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (7.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (6.10%) vSphere
3 4 (4.88%) Active Directory
4 3 (3.66%) vCloud
5 2 (2.44%) ProxySG
5 2 (2.44%) Squid
6 1 (1.22%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.22%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (10.98%) FortiGate
2 3 (3.66%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (3.66%) OpenView
2 3 (3.66%) CiscoWorks
2 3 (3.66%) Nessus
2 3 (3.66%) SCOM
2 3 (3.66%) Puppet
Vendors
1 73 (89.02%) CheckPoint
2 69 (84.15%) Cisco
3 39 (47.56%) Juniper
4 24 (29.27%) F5
5 22 (26.83%) Blue Coat
6 16 (19.51%) Citrix
7 15 (18.29%) Nokia
8 8 (9.76%) VMware
8 8 (9.76%) Fortinet
9 6 (7.32%) IronPort
9 6 (7.32%) HP
9 6 (7.32%) Tufin
10 4 (4.88%) TippingPoint
10 4 (4.88%) SolarWinds
10 4 (4.88%) Brocade
11 3 (3.66%) Infoblox
11 3 (3.66%) Vyatta
12 2 (2.44%) Rackspace
12 2 (2.44%) Pega
12 2 (2.44%) Qualys
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