The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the West Midlands region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA)
Rank 117 96 105
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +9
Contract jobs citing CCSA 1 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.042% 0.11% 0.089%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.24% 0.79% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £450 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £395
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -24.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £180.00 - £32.50
Qualifications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
422 253 310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.82% 13.80% 13.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 123 144
Average daily rate £328 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £156 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £485 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 25 32
Average hourly rate £15.00 £28.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.42% +47.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.50 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £34.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £24.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -4.00%
CCSA
England

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 4 (100.00%) CCNA
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco
2 3 (75.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (50.00%) CCNP
3 2 (50.00%) ITIL
3 2 (50.00%) WAN
3 2 (50.00%) Avaya
3 2 (50.00%) Network Security
4 1 (25.00%) Security Architecture
4 1 (25.00%) PABX
4 1 (25.00%) Juniper
4 1 (25.00%) SAN
4 1 (25.00%) VPN
4 1 (25.00%) SLA
4 1 (25.00%) LAN
4 1 (25.00%) Nortel
4 1 (25.00%) CISSP
4 1 (25.00%) IP Telephony
4 1 (25.00%) Blue Coat
4 1 (25.00%) CCSE
4 1 (25.00%) Network Design
4 1 (25.00%) VLAN
4 1 (25.00%) Degree
4 1 (25.00%) SCADA
4 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
4 1 (25.00%) CISM
4 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (25.00%) Firewall
4 1 (25.00%) Information Security

CCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) WAN
1 2 (50.00%) Network Security
2 1 (25.00%) PABX
2 1 (25.00%) LAN
2 1 (25.00%) VPN
2 1 (25.00%) SAN
2 1 (25.00%) MPLS
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) IP Telephony
2 1 (25.00%) VLAN
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Support Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Network Support Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Network Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Network Support
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Security Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Security Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Security Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Network Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) SCADA
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Information Security
2 1 (25.00%) Network Design
2 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (25.00%) Security Architecture
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (100.00%) CCNA
2 2 (50.00%) CCNP
3 1 (25.00%) CISSP
3 1 (25.00%) CISM
3 1 (25.00%) CCSE
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco
1 3 (75.00%) CheckPoint
2 2 (50.00%) Avaya
3 1 (25.00%) Juniper
3 1 (25.00%) Nortel
3 1 (25.00%) Blue Coat