Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 769 786 781
Rank change year-on-year +17 -5 -77
Contract jobs citing CCSA 86 67 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.091% 0.073% 0.089%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.49% 0.39% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 51 63
England median daily rate £425 £390 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.97% +5.41% -17.78%
10th Percentile £338 £315 £305
90th Percentile £634 £525 £535
UK median daily rate £423 £389 £375
% change year-on-year +8.68% +3.67% -16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
England median hourly rate - - £52.50
UK median hourly rate - £31.93 £52.50
% change year-on-year - -39.19% +34.62%

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 17,507 17,399 20,514
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.52% 18.88% 21.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,372 10,640 12,788
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £250 £240 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £594
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 852 830 736
England median hourly rate £24.73 £25.92 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.57% +1.63% +12.09%
10th Percentile £12.57 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £49.78 £48.38
UK median hourly rate £24.98 £27.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year -9.16% +3.77% +10.42%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 -12 28 £431 +4.55% 5
London +2 27 £569 +33.82% 3
North of England -3 15 £413 +25.00% 3
Yorkshire +2 13 £413 +20.00% 1
East of England +15 12 £363 -3.33%
South West -16 3 £413 - 2
North West -10 2 - -
Midlands -11 2 £350 -26.32% 4
West Midlands -21 2 £350 - 4
CCSA
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 66 (76.74%) CheckPoint
2 63 (73.26%) Firewall
3 48 (55.81%) CCSE
4 45 (52.33%) Network Security
5 44 (51.16%) Cisco
6 40 (46.51%) Cisco Certification
7 34 (39.53%) CCNA
8 32 (37.21%) Check Point Certification
9 31 (36.05%) F5
10 27 (31.40%) CCNP
11 24 (27.91%) Blue Coat
11 24 (27.91%) Juniper
11 24 (27.91%) CA
12 20 (23.26%) Migration
12 20 (23.26%) Palo Alto
13 19 (22.09%) Performance Tuning
13 19 (22.09%) FortiGate
13 19 (22.09%) OSPF
13 19 (22.09%) WAN
14 16 (18.60%) LAN
14 16 (18.60%) Cisco Nexus
15 15 (17.44%) BGP
15 15 (17.44%) BIG-IP
16 14 (16.28%) VMware
16 14 (16.28%) VPN
16 14 (16.28%) Cisco ASA
17 13 (15.12%) CISSP
17 13 (15.12%) Windows
17 13 (15.12%) Finance
18 12 (13.95%) IPsec

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 1 (1.16%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (5.81%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 11 (12.79%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (10.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.33%) Akamai
3 2 (2.33%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (2.33%) AWS Lambda
3 2 (2.33%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 63 (73.26%) Firewall
2 45 (52.33%) Network Security
3 19 (22.09%) OSPF
3 19 (22.09%) WAN
4 16 (18.60%) Cisco Nexus
4 16 (18.60%) LAN
5 15 (17.44%) BGP
5 15 (17.44%) BIG-IP
6 14 (16.28%) Cisco ASA
6 14 (16.28%) VPN
7 12 (13.95%) IPsec
7 12 (13.95%) TCP/IP
7 12 (13.95%) Wireshark
8 11 (12.79%) tcpdump
9 9 (10.47%) Spanning Tree
10 8 (9.30%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 7 (8.14%) Cisco ISE
11 7 (8.14%) SSH
11 7 (8.14%) VoIP
12 6 (6.98%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.33%) DB2
1 2 (2.33%) RDBMS
1 2 (2.33%) Relational Database
1 2 (2.33%) SQL Server
General
1 13 (15.12%) Finance
2 8 (9.30%) Banking
3 2 (2.33%) Financial Institution
3 2 (2.33%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.16%) Back Office
4 1 (1.16%) Retail
Job Titles
1 41 (47.67%) Security Engineer
2 29 (33.72%) Network Engineer
3 25 (29.07%) Firewall Engineer
4 16 (18.60%) Network Security Engineer
5 8 (9.30%) CyberArk Engineer
6 6 (6.98%) Senior Security Engineer
7 5 (5.81%) AWS Engineer
8 4 (4.65%) Architect
8 4 (4.65%) CISSP Engineer
9 3 (3.49%) Cisco Engineer
9 3 (3.49%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 3 (3.49%) Network Architect
10 2 (2.33%) Azure Engineer
10 2 (2.33%) Developer
10 2 (2.33%) Network Support
10 2 (2.33%) Network Support Engineer
10 2 (2.33%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 2 (2.33%) Security Specialist
10 2 (2.33%) Senior Network Engineer
10 2 (2.33%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.30%) REST
2 7 (8.14%) Middleware
2 7 (8.14%) SailPoint
3 2 (2.33%) 802.1X
3 2 (2.33%) CSS
3 2 (2.33%) HTML
3 2 (2.33%) JSP
3 2 (2.33%) Servlets
3 2 (2.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.79%) Data Centre
2 5 (5.81%) Computer Science
2 5 (5.81%) Driving Licence
3 4 (4.65%) Private Cloud
4 2 (2.33%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (2.33%) EFT
4 2 (2.33%) Hedge funds
4 2 (2.33%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.16%) PKI
5 1 (1.16%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (1.16%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.16%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 13 (15.12%) Windows
2 9 (10.47%) Unix
3 7 (8.14%) Linux
4 4 (4.65%) Check Point GAiA
5 1 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (23.26%) Migration
2 19 (22.09%) Performance Tuning
3 10 (11.63%) Information Security
4 9 (10.47%) Network Management
5 8 (9.30%) DevOps
5 8 (9.30%) ITIL
5 8 (9.30%) Privileged Access Management
6 7 (8.14%) Identity Access Management
6 7 (8.14%) Risk Assessment
6 7 (8.14%) Risk Management
6 7 (8.14%) Task Automation
7 6 (6.98%) Analytics
7 6 (6.98%) Load Balancing
7 6 (6.98%) Network Monitoring
8 5 (5.81%) Proactive Monitoring
9 3 (3.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 3 (3.49%) SDLC
9 3 (3.49%) Security Operations
9 3 (3.49%) Technical Analysis
9 3 (3.49%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.98%) Python
2 4 (4.65%) Bash Shell
2 4 (4.65%) Tcl
3 2 (2.33%) Java
3 2 (2.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 48 (55.81%) CCSE
2 40 (46.51%) Cisco Certification
3 34 (39.53%) CCNA
4 32 (37.21%) Check Point Certification
5 27 (31.40%) CCNP
6 13 (15.12%) CISSP
7 10 (11.63%) CISM
8 9 (10.47%) AWS Certification
9 6 (6.98%) Degree
10 5 (5.81%) CCDP
10 5 (5.81%) Security Cleared
11 4 (4.65%) CCIE
11 4 (4.65%) SC Cleared
12 3 (3.49%) CCSM
12 3 (3.49%) JNCIA
13 2 (2.33%) CCMSE
13 2 (2.33%) JNCIE
13 2 (2.33%) MCSE
13 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (2.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (10.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (8.14%) Active Directory
2 7 (8.14%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (4.65%) VMware NSX
4 2 (2.33%) ProxySG
4 2 (2.33%) VirtualBox
5 1 (1.16%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 19 (22.09%) FortiGate
2 6 (6.98%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 4 (4.65%) ArcSight ESM
4 2 (2.33%) Ansible
4 2 (2.33%) Cacti
4 2 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.33%) Puppet
4 2 (2.33%) Salt
4 2 (2.33%) Terraform
Vendors
1 66 (76.74%) CheckPoint
2 44 (51.16%) Cisco
3 31 (36.05%) F5
4 24 (27.91%) Blue Coat
4 24 (27.91%) CA
4 24 (27.91%) Juniper
5 20 (23.26%) Palo Alto
6 14 (16.28%) VMware
7 10 (11.63%) Splunk
8 9 (10.47%) CyberArk
8 9 (10.47%) Oracle
9 8 (9.30%) ServiceNow
9 8 (9.30%) SolarWinds
10 7 (8.14%) ForgeRock
10 7 (8.14%) IBM
11 4 (4.65%) ArcSight
12 3 (3.49%) McAfee
12 3 (3.49%) Pega
13 2 (2.33%) Forcepoint
13 2 (2.33%) Microsoft