The table below looks at the statistics for CCSA in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CCSA over the 3 months to 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA)
Rank 108 115 94
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -21
Contract jobs citing CCSA 8 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.35% 0.043% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.94% 0.26% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 1
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£315 £450 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +100.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -
CCSA
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Qualifications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
413 390 311
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.85% 16.67% 17.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 178 148
Average daily rate £350 £360 £336
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 40 30
Average hourly rate £30.00 £26.42 £26.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.57% -1.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.30 £12.15 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £61.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -6.97%

CCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CCSA across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

CCSA Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

CCSA
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing CCSA across the West Midlands region.

CCSA Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

CCSA
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing CCSA across the West Midlands region.

CCSA Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

CCSA
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCSA within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 6 July 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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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
Birmingham +10 8 £315 -30.00%
CCSA
England

CCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 10 (100.00%) Juniper
1 10 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 10 (100.00%) Firewall
2 9 (90.00%) Cisco
3 8 (80.00%) Load Balancing
4 7 (70.00%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (70.00%) Check Point Certification
5 6 (60.00%) Clustering
5 6 (60.00%) OSPF
5 6 (60.00%) BGP
5 6 (60.00%) Network Security
6 5 (50.00%) Junos
6 5 (50.00%) VPN
7 4 (40.00%) MS Visio
7 4 (40.00%) CCNP
7 4 (40.00%) Risk Assessment
7 4 (40.00%) Blue Coat
7 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
7 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
8 3 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (30.00%) F5
8 3 (30.00%) Low Latency
8 3 (30.00%) Ultra-Low Latency
8 3 (30.00%) Data Centre
8 3 (30.00%) Banking
8 3 (30.00%) CCSE
8 3 (30.00%) Internet
8 3 (30.00%) Extranet
8 3 (30.00%) CCNA
8 3 (30.00%) LAN

CCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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.

Applications
1 4 (40.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 10 (100.00%) Firewall
2 6 (60.00%) Network Security
2 6 (60.00%) OSPF
2 6 (60.00%) BGP
3 5 (50.00%) VPN
3 5 (50.00%) Junos
4 3 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (30.00%) Internet
4 3 (30.00%) Extranet
4 3 (30.00%) LAN
4 3 (30.00%) WAN
5 2 (20.00%) EIGRP
5 2 (20.00%) MPLS
5 2 (20.00%) Cisco PIX
General
1 3 (30.00%) Banking
2 2 (20.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Firewall Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Administrator
2 1 (10.00%) Security Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Security Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) Clustering
2 3 (30.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Solaris
2 2 (20.00%) Linux
2 2 (20.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Load Balancing
2 4 (40.00%) Risk Assessment
3 3 (30.00%) E-Commerce
3 3 (30.00%) Low Latency
3 3 (30.00%) Ultra-Low Latency
4 2 (20.00%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) Perl
1 2 (20.00%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 7 (70.00%) Cisco Certification
1 7 (70.00%) Check Point Certification
2 4 (40.00%) CCNP
2 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
2 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (30.00%) CCNA
3 3 (30.00%) CCSE
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Juniper
1 10 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 9 (90.00%) Cisco
3 4 (40.00%) Blue Coat
4 3 (30.00%) F5
5 2 (20.00%) Brocade
5 2 (20.00%) Foundry
6 1 (10.00%) Sun