Period
to 15 December 2018

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 6 months to 15 December 2018 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.

Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA)
UK > England
6 months to
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 790 797 786
Rank change year-on-year +7 -11 -78
Contract jobs citing CCSA 87 63 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.091% 0.066% 0.090%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.48% 0.35% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 42 67
England median daily rate £414 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.75% +5.33% -16.67%
10th Percentile £338 £310 £303
90th Percentile £553 £525 £497
UK median daily rate £411 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +4.11% +5.33% -16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK 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 contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 18,250 17,964 19,556
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 19.15% 18.91% 20.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,883 11,048 12,260
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £231 £245
90th Percentile £630 £617 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 860 816 775
England median hourly rate £26.35 £25.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.41% -1.96% +6.25%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.30 £49.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £26.50 £25.50 £25.69
% change year-on-year +3.92% -0.73% +2.75%

CCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing CCSA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 15 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CCSA in England

CCSA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 15 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East -17 32 £431 +7.81% 4
North of England +5 23 £363 +20.83% 1
London 0 23 £425 - 2
Yorkshire +3 17 £386 +28.58% 1
East of England -2 7 £363 -3.33% 6
North West 0 6 £350 +16.67%
South West -29 2 £413 -
Midlands -14 1 £350 -26.32%
West Midlands - 1 £350 -
CCSA
UK

For the 6 months to 15 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing CCSA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for CCSA.

1 82 (94.25%) CheckPoint
2 77 (88.51%) Firewall
3 60 (68.97%) CCSE
4 54 (62.07%) Network Security
5 53 (60.92%) Cisco
6 38 (43.68%) F5
7 37 (42.53%) Cisco Certification
8 36 (41.38%) Juniper
9 35 (40.23%) Check Point Certification
10 33 (37.93%) CCNP
11 30 (34.48%) CCNA
12 29 (33.33%) Palo Alto
13 28 (32.18%) Blue Coat
14 24 (27.59%) WAN
15 22 (25.29%) Migration
16 21 (24.14%) CA
16 21 (24.14%) FortiGate
16 21 (24.14%) Performance Tuning
17 20 (22.99%) OSPF
17 20 (22.99%) LAN
17 20 (22.99%) VPN
17 20 (22.99%) Finance
18 17 (19.54%) BIG-IP
19 16 (18.39%) BGP
19 16 (18.39%) Cisco ASA
20 15 (17.24%) Data Centre
21 14 (16.09%) Cisco Nexus
22 13 (14.94%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
23 12 (13.79%) SolarWinds
24 11 (12.64%) Windows

CCSA
Co-occurring 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 (2.30%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (8.05%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.15%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.15%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 77 (88.51%) Firewall
2 54 (62.07%) Network Security
3 24 (27.59%) WAN
4 20 (22.99%) LAN
4 20 (22.99%) OSPF
4 20 (22.99%) VPN
5 17 (19.54%) BIG-IP
6 16 (18.39%) BGP
6 16 (18.39%) Cisco ASA
7 14 (16.09%) Cisco Nexus
8 13 (14.94%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 11 (12.64%) IPsec
10 9 (10.34%) TCP/IP
10 9 (10.34%) Wireshark
11 8 (9.20%) EIGRP
11 8 (9.20%) Junos
11 8 (9.20%) NetScaler
12 7 (8.05%) Cisco IOS
12 7 (8.05%) MPLS
12 7 (8.05%) tcpdump
General
1 20 (22.99%) Finance
2 9 (10.34%) Banking
3 4 (4.60%) Financial Institution
4 3 (3.45%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.30%) Retail
6 1 (1.15%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 41 (47.13%) Security Engineer
2 34 (39.08%) Firewall Engineer
3 30 (34.48%) Network Engineer
4 18 (20.69%) Network Security Engineer
5 7 (8.05%) Cisco Engineer
6 5 (5.75%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 5 (5.75%) Cisco Security Engineer
7 4 (4.60%) Juniper Engineer
7 4 (4.60%) Network Support
7 4 (4.60%) Network Support Engineer
7 4 (4.60%) Senior Security Engineer
7 4 (4.60%) Support Engineer
8 3 (3.45%) Architect
8 3 (3.45%) Network Architect
8 3 (3.45%) Security Support Engineer
9 2 (2.30%) AWS Engineer
9 2 (2.30%) CISSP Engineer
9 2 (2.30%) CyberArk Engineer
9 2 (2.30%) IT Technician
9 2 (2.30%) SOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.30%) 802.1X
1 2 (2.30%) Middleware
1 2 (2.30%) REST
1 2 (2.30%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 15 (17.24%) Data Centre
2 4 (4.60%) Hedge funds
3 3 (3.45%) Private Cloud
4 2 (2.30%) Driving Licence
4 2 (2.30%) EFT
4 2 (2.30%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (1.15%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.15%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 11 (12.64%) Windows
2 7 (8.05%) Check Point GAiA
3 6 (6.90%) Linux
4 4 (4.60%) Unix
4 4 (4.60%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (25.29%) Migration
2 21 (24.14%) Performance Tuning
3 10 (11.49%) Load Balancing
4 7 (8.05%) Asset Management
4 7 (8.05%) Change Control
5 6 (6.90%) ITIL
5 6 (6.90%) Network Monitoring
6 5 (5.75%) Network Management
6 5 (5.75%) Proactive Monitoring
7 4 (4.60%) Incident Management
7 4 (4.60%) Information Security
7 4 (4.60%) Problem Management
7 4 (4.60%) Security Operations
7 4 (4.60%) Translating Business Requirements
8 3 (3.45%) Infrastructure Management
8 3 (3.45%) Systems Engineering
8 3 (3.45%) Technical Analysis
9 2 (2.30%) DevOps
9 2 (2.30%) Identity Access Management
9 2 (2.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.45%) Bash Shell
1 3 (3.45%) Python
1 3 (3.45%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 60 (68.97%) CCSE
2 37 (42.53%) Cisco Certification
3 35 (40.23%) Check Point Certification
4 33 (37.93%) CCNP
5 30 (34.48%) CCNA
6 6 (6.90%) JNCIP
6 6 (6.90%) JNCIS
7 4 (4.60%) CCIE
7 4 (4.60%) CCSM
7 4 (4.60%) CISSP
7 4 (4.60%) Security Cleared
8 3 (3.45%) CCMSE
8 3 (3.45%) Degree
8 3 (3.45%) JNCIA
8 3 (3.45%) JNCIE
8 3 (3.45%) SC Cleared
9 2 (2.30%) CCENT
9 2 (2.30%) CISM
9 2 (2.30%) MCSE
9 2 (2.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (4.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.45%) VMware NSX
3 2 (2.30%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.30%) ProxySG
3 2 (2.30%) VirtualBox
3 2 (2.30%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.15%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 21 (24.14%) FortiGate
2 3 (3.45%) ArcSight ESM
3 2 (2.30%) Cacti
3 2 (2.30%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 1 (1.15%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 82 (94.25%) CheckPoint
2 53 (60.92%) Cisco
3 38 (43.68%) F5
4 36 (41.38%) Juniper
5 29 (33.33%) Palo Alto
6 28 (32.18%) Blue Coat
7 21 (24.14%) CA
8 12 (13.79%) SolarWinds
9 8 (9.20%) VMware
10 7 (8.05%) Citrix
11 5 (5.75%) Splunk
12 4 (4.60%) CyberArk
12 4 (4.60%) McAfee
12 4 (4.60%) ServiceNow
13 3 (3.45%) ArcSight
13 3 (3.45%) Zscaler
14 2 (2.30%) ForgeRock
14 2 (2.30%) Lumension
14 2 (2.30%) SevOne
14 2 (2.30%) Varonis