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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA)
Rank 544 562 557
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -5
Contract jobs citing CCSA 62 17 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.032% 0.059%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.58% 0.18% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 8 13
Average daily rate
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£350 £388 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +27.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £302 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £428 £318
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £45.00 - £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - £32.00

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
10658 9240 10108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.84% 17.53% 17.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 6062 5067 5208
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £514
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 448 479 624
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +24 57 £375 -2.59% 13
London +32 20 £375 -7.69% 3
South East -7 15 £375 +44.23% 4
East of England - 12 £350 -
Bedfordshire - 9 £319 -
Hampshire -11 6 £375 +44.23%
West Midlands -9 5 £300 -6.25% 2
Berkshire - 5 - - 3
Bedford - 5 £319 -
Birmingham +1 4 £315 -1.56% 2
North West - 4 £425 - 1
Suffolk - 3 £375 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £265 -
Cheshire - 3 - -
Chester - 3 - -
Ipswich - 3 £375 -
Reading - 2 - - 3
Slough - 2 - -
City of London - 2 £350 - 2
Surrey -5 1 - - 1
Scotland -15 1 £285 -26.92%
Manchester - 1 £425 -
Newbury - - - -
Newport - - - - 2
Sheffield - - - -
Watford - - - -
Weybridge - - - -
Weymouth - - - -
Leeds - - - - 3
Liverpool - - - -

CCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 83 (75.45%) Cisco Certification
2 76 (69.09%) CheckPoint
3 73 (66.36%) Cisco
4 64 (58.18%) Firewall
5 52 (47.27%) CCSE
5 52 (47.27%) Network Security
6 50 (45.45%) CCNP
7 45 (40.91%) CCNA
8 37 (33.64%) CISSP
9 35 (31.82%) LAN
10 33 (30.00%) Juniper
11 32 (29.09%) WAN
12 23 (20.91%) Check Point Certification
13 21 (19.09%) CISM
14 20 (18.18%) UNIX
14 20 (18.18%) Windows
15 19 (17.27%) Linux
15 19 (17.27%) JNCIA
16 18 (16.36%) Blue Coat
17 17 (15.45%) Cisco ASA
17 17 (15.45%) Information Security
18 16 (14.55%) CCSP
18 16 (14.55%) Security Cleared
19 15 (13.64%) Microsoft
20 13 (11.82%) VMware
20 13 (11.82%) VPN
20 13 (11.82%) ITIL
20 13 (11.82%) SC Cleared
21 11 (10.00%) CCIE
21 11 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification

CCSA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (1.82%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (9.09%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.73%) MS Office
2 3 (2.73%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.91%) S-PLUS
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 64 (58.18%) Firewall
2 52 (47.27%) Network Security
3 35 (31.82%) LAN
4 32 (29.09%) WAN
5 17 (15.45%) Cisco ASA
6 13 (11.82%) VPN
7 9 (8.18%) Cisco Nexus
8 8 (7.27%) BGP
9 7 (6.36%) OSPF
9 7 (6.36%) TCP/IP
10 6 (5.45%) Junos
10 6 (5.45%) VLAN
11 5 (4.55%) Wireshark
11 5 (4.55%) tcpdump
11 5 (4.55%) Internet
11 5 (4.55%) Wireless
12 4 (3.64%) IPsec
12 4 (3.64%) SSL
12 4 (3.64%) Cisco PIX
13 3 (2.73%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.36%) MySQL
2 4 (3.64%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.64%) MongoDB
2 4 (3.64%) Apache Cassandra
2 4 (3.64%) NoSQL
2 4 (3.64%) Relational Database
General
1 9 (8.18%) Finance
2 7 (6.36%) Publishing
3 5 (4.55%) Local Government
4 4 (3.64%) Banking
4 4 (3.64%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.73%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.82%) Retail
6 2 (1.82%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.82%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 44 (40.00%) Security Engineer
2 36 (32.73%) Network Engineer
3 30 (27.27%) Network Security Engineer
4 14 (12.73%) Security Consultant
4 14 (12.73%) Consultant
5 9 (8.18%) Firewall Engineer
6 8 (7.27%) Architect
6 8 (7.27%) Support Engineer
7 7 (6.36%) Network Security Consultant
7 7 (6.36%) Cloud Engineer
7 7 (6.36%) 3rd Line Support
7 7 (6.36%) Analyst
7 7 (6.36%) Network Consultant
7 7 (6.36%) Network Support
8 6 (5.45%) Network Analyst
9 5 (4.55%) Senior Security Engineer
9 5 (4.55%) Network Manager
10 4 (3.64%) Cisco Engineer
10 4 (3.64%) Security Analyst
10 4 (3.64%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.45%) Web Services
2 3 (2.73%) HTML5
2 3 (2.73%) Middleware
2 3 (2.73%) WAP
2 3 (2.73%) HTML
3 1 (0.91%) Regular Expression
3 1 (0.91%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.64%) Clustering
1 4 (3.64%) Management Information System
2 3 (2.73%) PKI
3 2 (1.82%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.82%) CMDB
4 1 (0.91%) SCADA
4 1 (0.91%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 20 (18.18%) UNIX
1 20 (18.18%) Windows
2 19 (17.27%) Linux
3 4 (3.64%) Solaris
4 2 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.91%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (15.45%) Information Security
2 13 (11.82%) ITIL
3 10 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
4 9 (8.18%) Network Management
5 8 (7.27%) Load Balancing
6 7 (6.36%) Migration
7 6 (5.45%) Service Management
8 5 (4.55%) Network Design
8 5 (4.55%) Change Control
8 5 (4.55%) PRINCE2
9 4 (3.64%) Risk Assessment
9 4 (3.64%) Incident Management
9 4 (3.64%) Fault Management
10 3 (2.73%) Time Management
10 3 (2.73%) Low Latency
10 3 (2.73%) Ultra-Low Latency
10 3 (2.73%) Network Architecture
10 3 (2.73%) Vulnerability Management
10 3 (2.73%) E-Commerce
10 3 (2.73%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.64%) Perl
1 4 (3.64%) Tcl
2 2 (1.82%) SQL
3 1 (0.91%) C
Qualifications
1 83 (75.45%) Cisco Certification
2 52 (47.27%) CCSE
3 50 (45.45%) CCNP
4 45 (40.91%) CCNA
5 37 (33.64%) CISSP
6 23 (20.91%) Check Point Certification
7 21 (19.09%) CISM
8 19 (17.27%) JNCIA
9 16 (14.55%) CCSP
9 16 (14.55%) Security Cleared
10 13 (11.82%) SC Cleared
11 11 (10.00%) CCIE
11 11 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (8.18%) JNCIP
12 9 (8.18%) MCSE
12 9 (8.18%) CCDP
13 7 (6.36%) MCSA
14 6 (5.45%) ISACA
14 6 (5.45%) JNCIE
15 4 (3.64%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.18%) PCI DSS
2 4 (3.64%) SLA
3 2 (1.82%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.91%) QA
System Software
1 9 (8.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (5.45%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.73%) ProxySG
3 3 (2.73%) Forefront TMG
4 2 (1.82%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (6.36%) Puppet
1 7 (6.36%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.82%) Netcool
2 2 (1.82%) OpenView
3 1 (0.91%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 76 (69.09%) CheckPoint
2 73 (66.36%) Cisco
3 33 (30.00%) Juniper
4 18 (16.36%) Blue Coat
5 15 (13.64%) Microsoft
6 13 (11.82%) VMware
7 6 (5.45%) BMC
7 6 (5.45%) F5
8 5 (4.55%) SolarWinds
8 5 (4.55%) HP
8 5 (4.55%) Citrix
9 4 (3.64%) Oracle
9 4 (3.64%) Nokia
9 4 (3.64%) Sourcefire
10 3 (2.73%) Crossbeam
10 3 (2.73%) Fortinet
11 2 (1.82%) Radware
11 2 (1.82%) Nortel
11 2 (1.82%) Kaspersky
11 2 (1.82%) WatchGuard
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