Period
to 24 June 2019

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 24 June 2019 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
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 737 797 709
Rank change year-on-year +60 -88 +80
Contract jobs citing CCSA 68 54 99
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.082% 0.059% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.43% 0.31% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 37 80
England median daily rate £425 £460 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.61% +18.71% -6.06%
10th Percentile £300 £304 £315
90th Percentile £538 £751 £525
UK median daily rate £425 £455 £380
% change year-on-year -6.59% +19.74% -11.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - £31.93

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 15,739 17,295 17,036
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.96% 18.90% 20.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,533 10,322 10,482
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +2.84%
10th Percentile £275 £250 £262
90th Percentile £650 £638 £600
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 698 781 861
England median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -16.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £12.36 £12.63 £12.00
90th Percentile £55.00 £50.00 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £24.56 £30.00
% change year-on-year +42.51% -18.13% -3.23%

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 24 June 2019.

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 24 June 2019. 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 +40 21 £318 -23.49%
London +35 18 £513 -6.82%
East of England +15 17 £425 +36.00% 3
North of England +21 10 £413 +10.00%
North West +18 5 £310 -4.62%
Yorkshire +15 5 £478 +3.24%
Midlands +21 2 - -
East Midlands +19 2 - -
CCSA
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 2019, 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 65 (95.59%) CheckPoint
2 52 (76.47%) Firewall
2 52 (76.47%) CCSE
3 49 (72.06%) Cisco
4 44 (64.71%) Cisco Certification
5 42 (61.76%) CCNP
6 36 (52.94%) Network Security
7 27 (39.71%) WAN
8 26 (38.24%) F5
9 23 (33.82%) CCNA
10 21 (30.88%) Palo Alto
11 19 (27.94%) LAN
12 18 (26.47%) Check Point Certification
12 18 (26.47%) Juniper
13 17 (25.00%) OSPF
13 17 (25.00%) BGP
13 17 (25.00%) Finance
14 16 (23.53%) Network Management
14 16 (23.53%) Cisco Nexus
15 15 (22.06%) Data Centre
16 14 (20.59%) Performance Tuning
17 13 (19.12%) ITIL
17 13 (19.12%) Cisco IOS
18 12 (17.65%) Cisco ASA
18 12 (17.65%) SolarWinds
18 12 (17.65%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 12 (17.65%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
19 11 (16.18%) TCP/IP
20 10 (14.71%) Cisco Firepower
21 9 (13.24%) FortiGate

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 (2.94%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (8.82%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.41%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.94%) PaaS
3 1 (1.47%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 52 (76.47%) Firewall
2 36 (52.94%) Network Security
3 27 (39.71%) WAN
4 19 (27.94%) LAN
5 17 (25.00%) BGP
5 17 (25.00%) OSPF
6 16 (23.53%) Cisco Nexus
7 13 (19.12%) Cisco IOS
8 12 (17.65%) Cisco ASA
8 12 (17.65%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 12 (17.65%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 11 (16.18%) TCP/IP
10 10 (14.71%) Cisco Firepower
11 9 (13.24%) VPN
11 9 (13.24%) Wireshark
12 8 (11.76%) BIG-IP
12 8 (11.76%) MPLS
13 7 (10.29%) tcpdump
14 6 (8.82%) Wireless
15 5 (7.35%) Spanning Tree
Development Applications
1 1 (1.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 17 (25.00%) Finance
2 6 (8.82%) Financial Institution
3 2 (2.94%) Banking
3 2 (2.94%) Retail
3 2 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 36 (52.94%) Network Engineer
2 19 (27.94%) Security Engineer
3 16 (23.53%) Network Security Engineer
4 12 (17.65%) Firewall Engineer
5 11 (16.18%) Cisco Engineer
6 10 (14.71%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 6 (8.82%) Administrator
7 6 (8.82%) Senior Firewall Engineer
8 4 (5.88%) Architect
9 3 (4.41%) Firewall Administrator
9 3 (4.41%) Network Administrator
9 3 (4.41%) Senior Cisco Engineer
9 3 (4.41%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
9 3 (4.41%) Senior Network Engineer
10 2 (2.94%) AWS Architect
10 2 (2.94%) Cisco Network Administrator
10 2 (2.94%) Juniper Engineer
10 2 (2.94%) Network Security Administrator
10 2 (2.94%) Security Architect
10 2 (2.94%) Senior Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 15 (22.06%) Data Centre
2 5 (7.35%) Driving Licence
3 3 (4.41%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (4.41%) Hedge funds
3 3 (4.41%) RSA SecurID
4 2 (2.94%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (2.94%) Online Banking
4 2 (2.94%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.47%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.76%) Linux
2 7 (10.29%) Check Point GAiA
3 5 (7.35%) Windows
4 2 (2.94%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.47%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (23.53%) Network Management
2 14 (20.59%) Performance Tuning
3 13 (19.12%) ITIL
4 6 (8.82%) Capacity Management
4 6 (8.82%) Load Balancing
4 6 (8.82%) Network Monitoring
4 6 (8.82%) Service Management
4 6 (8.82%) Tech Ops
5 5 (7.35%) Change Control
5 5 (7.35%) Change Management
5 5 (7.35%) Migration
5 5 (7.35%) Network Design
5 5 (7.35%) Problem Management
6 4 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (4.41%) Data Protection
8 2 (2.94%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (2.94%) High Availability
8 2 (2.94%) Process Improvement
8 2 (2.94%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (2.94%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.47%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 52 (76.47%) CCSE
2 44 (64.71%) Cisco Certification
3 42 (61.76%) CCNP
4 23 (33.82%) CCNA
5 18 (26.47%) Check Point Certification
6 8 (11.76%) CCDP
6 8 (11.76%) CCIE
7 4 (5.88%) CISSP
7 4 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (4.41%) CCDA
8 3 (4.41%) MCSE
9 2 (2.94%) AWS Certification
9 2 (2.94%) CCIP
9 2 (2.94%) CCSP
9 2 (2.94%) CISM
9 2 (2.94%) JNCIE
9 2 (2.94%) JNCIP
10 1 (1.47%) CompTIA Security+
10 1 (1.47%) OSCP
10 1 (1.47%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.88%) SLA
2 1 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.47%) NIST
Systems Management
1 9 (13.24%) FortiGate
2 2 (2.94%) Nagios
Vendors
1 65 (95.59%) CheckPoint
2 49 (72.06%) Cisco
3 26 (38.24%) F5
4 21 (30.88%) Palo Alto
5 18 (26.47%) Juniper
6 12 (17.65%) SolarWinds
7 9 (13.24%) Blue Coat
8 8 (11.76%) CA
9 4 (5.88%) Citrix
9 4 (5.88%) CyberArk
9 4 (5.88%) Microsoft
10 2 (2.94%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 2 (2.94%) Avaya
10 2 (2.94%) Riverbed
10 2 (2.94%) Splunk
11 1 (1.47%) Forcepoint
11 1 (1.47%) Fortinet
11 1 (1.47%) IronPort
11 1 (1.47%) McAfee
11 1 (1.47%) SonicWALL