Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 781 775 705
Rank change year-on-year -6 -70 +17
Contract jobs citing CCSA 70 91 164
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.074% 0.093% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.39% 0.45% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 69 117
England median daily rate £400 £375 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -16.67% +20.00%
10th Percentile £315 £304 £314
90th Percentile £525 £501 £635
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £450
% change year-on-year +6.67% -16.67% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 9
England median hourly rate - £48.75 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +25.00% -13.33%
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £48.75 £39.00
% change year-on-year -23.08% +25.00% -13.33%

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 17794 20024 20455
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.75% 20.44% 19.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 10926 12502 12455
England median daily rate £426 £424 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.66% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £231 £250 £250
90th Percentile £600 £594 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 832 774 994
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.96% +6.25% +26.32%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.14 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.77 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £26.25 £26.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +31.58%

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 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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 +13 32 £400 +16.36% 1
London -44 18 £475 +18.75% 3
East of England -17 10 £375 +13.64% 1
North of England +75 6 £315 -5.62% 3
Yorkshire - 3 £300 - 1
North East +69 2 £365 -2.67% 1
South West +8 2 - -
North West +12 1 £300 +2.56% 1
Midlands +11 1 £475 +26.67% 1
East Midlands -4 1 £475 -
CCSA
UK

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 61 (87.14%) Firewall
2 57 (81.43%) CheckPoint
3 51 (72.86%) Cisco Certification
4 46 (65.71%) CCSE
5 45 (64.29%) Cisco
6 40 (57.14%) CCNP
7 31 (44.29%) Juniper
7 31 (44.29%) F5
8 29 (41.43%) Network Security
9 27 (38.57%) ITIL
10 26 (37.14%) LAN
10 26 (37.14%) WAN
11 24 (34.29%) CCIE
12 23 (32.86%) Security Cleared
13 21 (30.00%) SC Cleared
13 21 (30.00%) CCNA
14 20 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
15 18 (25.71%) Data Centre
16 15 (21.43%) JNCIA
16 15 (21.43%) Wireless
17 14 (20.00%) CCDP
17 14 (20.00%) FortiGate
18 12 (17.14%) Fortinet
18 12 (17.14%) Information Security
18 12 (17.14%) BIG-IP
18 12 (17.14%) Blue Coat
19 11 (15.71%) Migration
19 11 (15.71%) Citrix
19 11 (15.71%) Degree
19 11 (15.71%) Palo Alto

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 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (4.29%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.43%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (1.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Maximo
1 1 (1.43%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (1.43%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.43%) IaaS
2 1 (1.43%) Office 365
2 1 (1.43%) PaaS
2 1 (1.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 61 (87.14%) Firewall
2 29 (41.43%) Network Security
3 26 (37.14%) LAN
3 26 (37.14%) WAN
4 20 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
5 15 (21.43%) Wireless
6 12 (17.14%) BIG-IP
7 10 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 8 (11.43%) Cisco Nexus
8 8 (11.43%) TACACS
9 7 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 7 (10.00%) TCP/IP
9 7 (10.00%) VPN
10 6 (8.57%) HTTP
11 5 (7.14%) BGP
11 5 (7.14%) OSPF
12 4 (5.71%) Intrusion Detection
13 3 (4.29%) Software-Defined Networking
14 2 (2.86%) Cisco ISE
14 2 (2.86%) Cisco Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.29%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (4.29%) MongoDB
2 3 (4.29%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.86%) MySQL
3 2 (2.86%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 8 (11.43%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.29%) Finance
3 1 (1.43%) Publishing
3 1 (1.43%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (35.71%) Network Engineer
2 16 (22.86%) Security Engineer
3 10 (14.29%) Analyst
4 9 (12.86%) Firewall Engineer
5 8 (11.43%) Consultant
5 8 (11.43%) Security Analyst
6 7 (10.00%) Network Security Analyst
6 7 (10.00%) Network Security Engineer
7 5 (7.14%) Check Point Consultant
7 5 (7.14%) Network Analyst
7 5 (7.14%) Senior Network Engineer
8 3 (4.29%) Design Engineer
8 3 (4.29%) Network Design Engineer
8 3 (4.29%) Senior Security Engineer
9 2 (2.86%) Firewall Consultant
9 2 (2.86%) Infrastructure Specialist
9 2 (2.86%) Network Team Leader
9 2 (2.86%) Security Architect
9 2 (2.86%) Senior Network Security Engineer
9 2 (2.86%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.29%) Elastic Stack
1 3 (4.29%) Middleware
2 1 (1.43%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 18 (25.71%) Data Centre
2 8 (11.43%) Computer Science
3 5 (7.14%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.86%) PKI
5 1 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.43%) Windows
2 7 (10.00%) Unix
3 5 (7.14%) Linux
3 5 (7.14%) Windows Server
4 3 (4.29%) Mac OS X
4 3 (4.29%) Windows 10
4 3 (4.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.43%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (38.57%) ITIL
2 12 (17.14%) Information Security
3 11 (15.71%) Migration
4 9 (12.86%) ITSM
4 9 (12.86%) Network Design
4 9 (12.86%) Service Management
5 7 (10.00%) Load Balancing
6 5 (7.14%) Data Encryption
7 4 (5.71%) Fault Management
7 4 (5.71%) Incident Management
7 4 (5.71%) Kalman Filter
7 4 (5.71%) Mentoring
7 4 (5.71%) Network Monitoring
7 4 (5.71%) Security Management
7 4 (5.71%) Service Design
8 3 (4.29%) Capacity Management
8 3 (4.29%) Change Control
8 3 (4.29%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (4.29%) Security Architecture
8 3 (4.29%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.86%) SQL
2 1 (1.43%) Python
2 1 (1.43%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 51 (72.86%) Cisco Certification
2 46 (65.71%) CCSE
3 40 (57.14%) CCNP
4 24 (34.29%) CCIE
5 23 (32.86%) Security Cleared
6 21 (30.00%) CCNA
6 21 (30.00%) SC Cleared
7 15 (21.43%) JNCIA
8 14 (20.00%) CCDP
9 11 (15.71%) Degree
10 10 (14.29%) JNCIE
11 9 (12.86%) CCIP
11 9 (12.86%) CISSP
12 7 (10.00%) CISM
12 7 (10.00%) Computer Science Degree
12 7 (10.00%) HP ASE
12 7 (10.00%) HP MASE
13 5 (7.14%) JNCIS
14 4 (5.71%) JNCIP
14 4 (5.71%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.71%) SLA
2 3 (4.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.86%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.43%) COBIT
4 1 (1.43%) GDPR
4 1 (1.43%) HIPAA
4 1 (1.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (4.29%) BitLocker
2 2 (2.86%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.43%) ProxySG
3 1 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.43%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 14 (20.00%) FortiGate
2 3 (4.29%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (2.86%) WhatsUp Gold
4 1 (1.43%) Ansible
4 1 (1.43%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 57 (81.43%) CheckPoint
2 45 (64.29%) Cisco
3 31 (44.29%) F5
3 31 (44.29%) Juniper
4 12 (17.14%) Blue Coat
4 12 (17.14%) Fortinet
5 11 (15.71%) Citrix
5 11 (15.71%) Palo Alto
6 10 (14.29%) Riverbed
7 9 (12.86%) Aruba
8 8 (11.43%) HP
8 8 (11.43%) Nokia
9 5 (7.14%) Barracuda Networks
10 4 (5.71%) Computacenter
10 4 (5.71%) VMware
11 3 (4.29%) Apple
11 3 (4.29%) Microsoft
11 3 (4.29%) Radware
11 3 (4.29%) Splunk
12 2 (2.86%) Oracle