Period
to 18 June 2021

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 18 June 2021 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
18 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 628 549 751
Rank change year-on-year -79 +202 +64
Contract jobs citing CCSA 15 24 69
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.030% 0.063% 0.083%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.15% 0.26% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 19 55
10th Percentile £348 " £300
25th Percentile £380 £363 £344
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £405 £400 £425
Median % change year-on-year +1.25% -5.88% -9.09%
75th Percentile £503 £425 £512
90th Percentile £527 £575 £538
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £425
% change year-on-year - -5.88% -7.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £62.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £62.00 - -

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 10,151 9,197 15,679
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.44% 24.03% 18.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,471 5,985 9,813
10th Percentile £306 £300 £275
25th Percentile £400 £390 £368
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £588 £575 £575
90th Percentile £675 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 503 318 654
10th Percentile £13.57 £14.75 £12.25
25th Percentile £17.50 £17.51 £17.14
Median hourly rate £34.01 £27.50 £32.50
Median % change year-on-year +23.65% -15.38% +44.44%
75th Percentile £52.06 £48.75 £47.50
90th Percentile £62.32 £57.88 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £32.75
% change year-on-year +8.33% -8.40% +52.33%

CCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for CCSA in England

CCSA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing CCSA in England.

Daily rate trend for CCSA in England

CCSA
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing CCSA in England over the 6 months to 18 June 2021.

Daily rate histogram for CCSA in England

CCSA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing CCSA in England.

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 18 June 2021. 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
London -75 6 £463 - 1
South East -15 4 £380 -5.00% 1
Yorkshire - 3 £380 -
North of England - 3 £380 -
South West +19 1 - - 1
Midlands -12 1 - - 1
West Midlands -23 1 - -
CCSA
UK

For the 6 months to 18 June 2021, 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 12 (80.00%) CheckPoint
2 10 (66.67%) Cisco
3 9 (60.00%) WAN
3 9 (60.00%) LAN
3 9 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (53.33%) CCSE
5 7 (46.67%) Firewall
6 6 (40.00%) WLAN
6 6 (40.00%) CCNP
6 6 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (33.33%) Network Security
7 5 (33.33%) Azure
7 5 (33.33%) F5
7 5 (33.33%) MS Visio
8 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
8 4 (26.67%) CCDP
8 4 (26.67%) OSPF
8 4 (26.67%) BGP
8 4 (26.67%) Wireless
8 4 (26.67%) Business Continuity
8 4 (26.67%) Nessus
8 4 (26.67%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (26.67%) VLAN
8 4 (26.67%) Cisco ISE
8 4 (26.67%) Data Centre
8 4 (26.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 4 (26.67%) Palo Alto
8 4 (26.67%) Cisco Firepower
9 3 (20.00%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 3 (20.00%) Censornet

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:

Applications
1 5 (33.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (33.33%) Azure
2 3 (20.00%) AWS
2 3 (20.00%) Azure ExpressRoute
3 2 (13.33%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (13.33%) IaaS
3 2 (13.33%) PaaS
3 2 (13.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (60.00%) LAN
1 9 (60.00%) WAN
2 7 (46.67%) Firewall
3 6 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (40.00%) WLAN
4 5 (33.33%) Network Security
5 4 (26.67%) BGP
5 4 (26.67%) Cisco Firepower
5 4 (26.67%) Cisco ISE
5 4 (26.67%) OSPF
5 4 (26.67%) VLAN
5 4 (26.67%) Wireless
6 3 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (20.00%) Cisco Wireless
6 3 (20.00%) DMZ
6 3 (20.00%) MPLS
6 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
6 3 (20.00%) VoIP
6 3 (20.00%) VPN
7 2 (13.33%) Unified Communications
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) JIRA
General
1 3 (20.00%) Documentation Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Billing
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Retail
2 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Network Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Network Security Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Security Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Consultant
3 3 (20.00%) Firewall Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Network Consultant
4 2 (13.33%) Network Security Consultant
4 2 (13.33%) Security Consultant
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Network Security Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Security Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Azure Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Juniper Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) 802.1X
2 1 (6.67%) Ajax
2 1 (6.67%) J2EE
2 1 (6.67%) OAuth
2 1 (6.67%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (13.33%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (6.67%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Check Point GAiA
1 1 (6.67%) Unix
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Business Continuity
1 4 (26.67%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (26.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
2 3 (20.00%) Network Management
3 2 (13.33%) DNA
3 2 (13.33%) ITIL
3 2 (13.33%) Open Source
3 2 (13.33%) SIEM
4 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.67%) Architectural Design
4 1 (6.67%) Business Continuity Planning
4 1 (6.67%) High Availability
4 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
4 1 (6.67%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (6.67%) Presales
4 1 (6.67%) Scrum
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (6.67%) Thought Leadership
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) Java
1 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (53.33%) CCSE
3 6 (40.00%) CCNP
4 4 (26.67%) CCDP
5 2 (13.33%) CCIE
5 2 (13.33%) CCIE Security
5 2 (13.33%) CCNA
5 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
5 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
6 1 (6.67%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (6.67%) CCDA
6 1 (6.67%) Check Point Certification
6 1 (6.67%) CISSP
6 1 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) ProxySG
2 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) Nessus
2 3 (20.00%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (6.67%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (6.67%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 12 (80.00%) CheckPoint
2 10 (66.67%) Cisco
3 5 (33.33%) F5
4 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
4 4 (26.67%) Palo Alto
5 3 (20.00%) Blue Coat
5 3 (20.00%) Censornet
5 3 (20.00%) Fortinet
5 3 (20.00%) Infoblox
5 3 (20.00%) Juniper
5 3 (20.00%) SolarWinds
6 2 (13.33%) Citrix
6 2 (13.33%) FireEye
6 2 (13.33%) IronPort
6 2 (13.33%) McAfee
6 2 (13.33%) Qualys
6 2 (13.33%) Zscaler
7 1 (6.67%) CA
7 1 (6.67%) IBM
7 1 (6.67%) Oracle