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 June 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.

Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA)
UK / England
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 538 586 554
Rank change year-on-year +48 -32  
Contract jobs citing CCSA 42 41 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.099% 0.084% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.51% 0.39% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 24 27
Median daily rate £400 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +28.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £315 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £588 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £440 £343
% change year-on-year -10.22% +28.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 7
Median hourly rate - £52.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +34.61%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.93 £52.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year -39.19% +34.61%  

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 8246 10528 9609
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 19.41% 21.61% 18.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4958 6660 5680
Median daily rate £435 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.75% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 441 363 484
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.56 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.92% +22.48%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.15 £12.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

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 June 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 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 3 months to 25 June 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 +32 16 £450 +19.20% 2
London +1 9 £400 -20.00% 2
East of England - 8 £375 - 3
North East - 5 £475 - 1
Yorkshire - 2 £391 -
West Midlands +24 1 - - 2
South West +2 1 - - 1
CCSA
UK

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 94 (94.95%) Cisco Certification
2 92 (92.93%) Firewall
3 89 (89.90%) Cisco
4 83 (83.84%) CheckPoint
5 79 (79.80%) CCNP
6 72 (72.73%) Security Cleared
7 71 (71.72%) CCSE
8 69 (69.70%) WAN
9 66 (66.67%) LAN
10 63 (63.64%) Juniper
11 62 (62.63%) F5
12 59 (59.60%) SC Cleared
13 56 (56.57%) ITIL
14 55 (55.56%) CCIE
15 50 (50.51%) JNCIA
16 49 (49.49%) Wireless
17 47 (47.47%) CCDP
18 45 (45.45%) Riverbed
18 45 (45.45%) FortiGate
19 44 (44.44%) Service Management
20 43 (43.43%) CCIP
20 43 (43.43%) Fortinet
20 43 (43.43%) JNCIE
21 42 (42.42%) HP
22 41 (41.41%) ITSM
23 39 (39.39%) Network Design
24 37 (37.37%) BIG-IP
25 32 (32.32%) HP ASE
25 32 (32.32%) HP MASE
25 32 (32.32%) Aruba

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 3 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (3.03%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.01%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.01%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.01%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.02%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.01%) IaaS
2 1 (1.01%) PaaS
2 1 (1.01%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 92 (92.93%) Firewall
2 69 (69.70%) WAN
3 66 (66.67%) LAN
4 49 (49.49%) Wireless
5 37 (37.37%) BIG-IP
6 26 (26.26%) Cisco ASA
7 22 (22.22%) Network Security
8 17 (17.17%) TACACS
9 6 (6.06%) VPN
10 5 (5.05%) OSPF
11 4 (4.04%) BGP
11 4 (4.04%) Cisco Wireless
11 4 (4.04%) TCP/IP
12 3 (3.03%) HSRP
12 3 (3.03%) MPLS
12 3 (3.03%) VRRP
13 2 (2.02%) Cisco Nexus
13 2 (2.02%) Intrusion Detection
13 2 (2.02%) IPsec
13 2 (2.02%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.04%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.03%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (3.03%) MongoDB
2 3 (3.03%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.02%) MySQL
3 2 (2.02%) Relational Database
General
1 30 (30.30%) Telecoms
2 6 (6.06%) Finance
3 3 (3.03%) Banking
4 1 (1.01%) Publishing
4 1 (1.01%) Retail
Job Titles
1 50 (50.51%) Network Engineer
2 20 (20.20%) Analyst
3 11 (11.11%) Security Engineer
4 10 (10.10%) Security Analyst
5 9 (9.09%) Architect
5 9 (9.09%) Network Analyst
6 8 (8.08%) Network Security Analyst
6 8 (8.08%) Senior Network Engineer
7 7 (7.07%) Network Architect
7 7 (7.07%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 6 (6.06%) Design Engineer
8 6 (6.06%) Network Design Engineer
9 5 (5.05%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 5 (5.05%) Network Security Engineer
9 5 (5.05%) Senior Analyst
9 5 (5.05%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
9 5 (5.05%) Senior Technical Analyst
9 5 (5.05%) Technical Analyst
9 5 (5.05%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
10 4 (4.04%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.03%) Elastic Stack
1 3 (3.03%) Middleware
2 1 (1.01%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.01%) Web Services
2 1 (1.01%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (27.27%) Computer Science
1 27 (27.27%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.01%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (1.01%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.01%) PKI
3 1 (1.01%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.07%) Windows
2 6 (6.06%) Linux
2 6 (6.06%) Unix
3 5 (5.05%) Windows Server
4 3 (3.03%) Mac OS X
4 3 (3.03%) Windows 10
4 3 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.01%) CentOS
5 1 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.01%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (56.57%) ITIL
2 44 (44.44%) Service Management
3 41 (41.41%) ITSM
4 39 (39.39%) Network Design
5 10 (10.10%) Project Management
6 7 (7.07%) Change Management
7 6 (6.06%) Fault Management
7 6 (6.06%) Incident Management
7 6 (6.06%) Information Security
7 6 (6.06%) Mentoring
7 6 (6.06%) Service Design
8 5 (5.05%) Data Encryption
9 4 (4.04%) Capacity Planning
10 3 (3.03%) Infrastructure Management
11 2 (2.02%) Database Security
11 2 (2.02%) Load Balancing
11 2 (2.02%) Migration
11 2 (2.02%) SIEM
12 1 (1.01%) Network Planning
12 1 (1.01%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.02%) Python
1 2 (2.02%) SQL
2 1 (1.01%) PHP
Qualifications
1 94 (94.95%) Cisco Certification
2 79 (79.80%) CCNP
3 72 (72.73%) Security Cleared
4 71 (71.72%) CCSE
5 59 (59.60%) SC Cleared
6 55 (55.56%) CCIE
7 50 (50.51%) JNCIA
8 47 (47.47%) CCDP
9 43 (43.43%) CCIP
9 43 (43.43%) JNCIE
10 32 (32.32%) HP ASE
10 32 (32.32%) HP MASE
11 28 (28.28%) Degree
12 27 (27.27%) Computer Science Degree
13 23 (23.23%) CCNA
14 9 (9.09%) DV Cleared
15 6 (6.06%) CISSP
16 5 (5.05%) CISM
17 3 (3.03%) Check Point Certification
17 3 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.05%) SLA
2 1 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.01%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.03%) BitLocker
2 2 (2.02%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.01%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 45 (45.45%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.01%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (1.01%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (1.01%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 89 (89.90%) Cisco
2 83 (83.84%) CheckPoint
3 63 (63.64%) Juniper
4 62 (62.63%) F5
5 45 (45.45%) Riverbed
6 43 (43.43%) Fortinet
7 42 (42.42%) HP
8 32 (32.32%) Aruba
9 19 (19.19%) Citrix
10 18 (18.18%) Blue Coat
11 16 (16.16%) Nokia
12 6 (6.06%) Palo Alto
13 5 (5.05%) Computacenter
14 4 (4.04%) Microsoft
15 3 (3.03%) Apple
15 3 (3.03%) Splunk
15 3 (3.03%) TippingPoint
15 3 (3.03%) VMware
16 2 (2.02%) McAfee
16 2 (2.02%) NetApp