The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for CCSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA)
UK / England
Rank 528 590 570
Rank change year-on-year +62 -20  
Contract jobs citing CCSA 57 25 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.14% 0.051% 0.056%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.66% 0.24% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 8 15
Median daily rate £380 £395 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.79% -1.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £271 £394
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £390 £400
% change year-on-year -7.69% -2.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

CCSA is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in England.

Academic & Professional Certification
England
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 8635 10261 9623
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 20.66% 20.92% 20.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 5425 6473 5556
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £260 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 375 428
Median hourly rate £30.00 £35.55 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.60% +57.98%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £57.75 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

CCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing CCSA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for CCSA in England

CCSA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing CCSA in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for CCSA in England

CCSA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CCSA in England over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CCSA in England

CCSA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CCSA in England

CCSA
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCSA within the England region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +40 26 £350 -2.09% 5
North East - 17 £360 -
London +40 7 £500 -9.09% 11
Yorkshire +9 6 £375 - 1
East of England -1 2 £500 +21.21%
East Midlands -5 1 £400 -
West Midlands - 1 - -
CCSA
UK

CCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing CCSA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for CCSA.

1 93 (93.94%) Firewall
2 88 (88.89%) Cisco
3 85 (85.86%) CheckPoint
4 82 (82.83%) Cisco Certification
5 68 (68.69%) CCNP
6 65 (65.66%) WAN
7 57 (57.58%) Wireless
7 57 (57.58%) CCSE
8 54 (54.55%) Juniper
8 54 (54.55%) LAN
8 54 (54.55%) Security Cleared
9 49 (49.49%) F5
10 48 (48.48%) SC Cleared
11 44 (44.44%) ITIL
12 41 (41.41%) CCIE
13 40 (40.40%) JNCIA
14 39 (39.39%) HP
15 37 (37.37%) Riverbed
15 37 (37.37%) FortiGate
16 35 (35.35%) Service Management
17 34 (34.34%) CCDP
17 34 (34.34%) CCIP
17 34 (34.34%) Fortinet
17 34 (34.34%) BIG-IP
17 34 (34.34%) JNCIE
18 33 (33.33%) Network Design
19 32 (32.32%) ITSM
20 29 (29.29%) CCNA
20 29 (29.29%) Aruba
21 28 (28.28%) Telecoms

CCSA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.02%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (1.01%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.01%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (5.05%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 93 (93.94%) Firewall
2 65 (65.66%) WAN
3 57 (57.58%) Wireless
4 54 (54.55%) LAN
5 34 (34.34%) BIG-IP
6 26 (26.26%) Network Security
6 26 (26.26%) VPN
7 22 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
8 16 (16.16%) IPsec
8 16 (16.16%) OSPF
9 12 (12.12%) Cisco Wireless
10 11 (11.11%) HSRP
10 11 (11.11%) VRRP
11 9 (9.09%) TACACS
11 9 (9.09%) TCP/IP
12 8 (8.08%) DMZ
12 8 (8.08%) Intrusion Detection
12 8 (8.08%) Spanning Tree
13 7 (7.07%) BGP
13 7 (7.07%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.05%) Big Data
General
1 28 (28.28%) Telecoms
2 8 (8.08%) Finance
3 3 (3.03%) Banking
4 2 (2.02%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.01%) Advertising
5 1 (1.01%) Legal
5 1 (1.01%) Retail
Job Titles
1 58 (58.59%) Network Engineer
2 23 (23.23%) Analyst
3 12 (12.12%) Network Analyst
4 11 (11.11%) Network Support
4 11 (11.11%) Senior Network Engineer
5 10 (10.10%) Security Analyst
6 8 (8.08%) Network Support Engineer
6 8 (8.08%) Support Engineer
7 7 (7.07%) Architect
7 7 (7.07%) Voice Engineer
7 7 (7.07%) Voice Network Engineer
8 6 (6.06%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 6 (6.06%) Network Security Engineer
8 6 (6.06%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 6 (6.06%) Security Engineer
9 5 (5.05%) Network Architect
9 5 (5.05%) Senior Analyst
9 5 (5.05%) Senior Support Engineer
9 5 (5.05%) Senior Voice Engineer
9 5 (5.05%) Voice Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.03%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.02%) Web Services
2 2 (2.02%) XMPP
3 1 (1.01%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 22 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 21 (21.21%) Computer Science
3 9 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (5.05%) Linux Command Line
5 4 (4.04%) RSA SecurID
6 3 (3.03%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 3 (3.03%) Private Cloud
6 3 (3.03%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (2.02%) Fat Client
7 2 (2.02%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.02%) Thin Client
8 1 (1.01%) PKI
8 1 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 11 (11.11%) Linux
2 7 (7.07%) Unix
3 2 (2.02%) Windows
4 1 (1.01%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (44.44%) ITIL
2 35 (35.35%) Service Management
3 33 (33.33%) Network Design
4 32 (32.32%) ITSM
5 9 (9.09%) Asset Management
5 9 (9.09%) Information Security
6 8 (8.08%) Incident Management
6 8 (8.08%) SIEM
7 6 (6.06%) Change Management
7 6 (6.06%) Cybersecurity
7 6 (6.06%) Data Analysis
7 6 (6.06%) Disk Encryption
7 6 (6.06%) Forensic Analysis
7 6 (6.06%) Identity Access Management
7 6 (6.06%) Malware Analysis
7 6 (6.06%) Project Management
7 6 (6.06%) Security Monitoring
8 5 (5.05%) Load Balancing
8 5 (5.05%) Network Monitoring
8 5 (5.05%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.02%) C
1 2 (2.02%) Java
1 2 (2.02%) PowerShell
1 2 (2.02%) Python
Qualifications
1 82 (82.83%) Cisco Certification
2 68 (68.69%) CCNP
3 57 (57.58%) CCSE
4 54 (54.55%) Security Cleared
5 48 (48.48%) SC Cleared
6 41 (41.41%) CCIE
7 40 (40.40%) JNCIA
8 34 (34.34%) CCDP
8 34 (34.34%) CCIP
8 34 (34.34%) JNCIE
9 29 (29.29%) CCNA
10 26 (26.26%) HP ASE
10 26 (26.26%) HP MASE
11 21 (21.21%) Degree
12 7 (7.07%) CEH
13 6 (6.06%) GCFA
13 6 (6.06%) GCIH
13 6 (6.06%) MCP
14 5 (5.05%) Check Point Certification
14 5 (5.05%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.02%) SLA
2 1 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.01%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.01%) QA
System Software
1 4 (4.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.02%) vCloud
2 2 (2.02%) XenServer
3 1 (1.01%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 37 (37.37%) FortiGate
2 6 (6.06%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (2.02%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (2.02%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.02%) Pingdom
3 2 (2.02%) Puppet
3 2 (2.02%) WhatsUp Gold
4 1 (1.01%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.01%) EnCase
4 1 (1.01%) Nagios
Vendors
1 88 (88.89%) Cisco
2 85 (85.86%) CheckPoint
3 54 (54.55%) Juniper
4 49 (49.49%) F5
5 39 (39.39%) HP
6 37 (37.37%) Riverbed
7 34 (34.34%) Fortinet
8 29 (29.29%) Aruba
9 15 (15.15%) Citrix
10 13 (13.13%) Blue Coat
11 11 (11.11%) Microsoft
12 8 (8.08%) Nokia
13 7 (7.07%) Palo Alto
14 5 (5.05%) Avaya
14 5 (5.05%) Nortel
14 5 (5.05%) VMware
15 3 (3.03%) Infoblox
16 2 (2.02%) Computacenter
16 2 (2.02%) Imperva
16 2 (2.02%) SolarWinds