Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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)
England > South East
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 339 352 351
Rank change year-on-year +13 -1 +1
Contract jobs citing CCSA 32 28 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.19% 0.17% 0.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.86% 0.65% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 22 24
South East median daily rate £400 £344 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.36% -1.79% -6.04%
10th Percentile £318 £308 £298
90th Percentile £525 £399 £450
England median daily rate £400 £375 £450
% change year-on-year +6.67% -16.67% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 7
South East median hourly rate - £48.75 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +25.00% -
England median hourly rate - £48.75 £39.00
% change year-on-year - +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 the South East with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South East
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 3727 4319 5144
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.13% 25.83% 26.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 2122 2645 3060
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £212 £255 £258
90th Percentile £550 £550 £525
England median daily rate £426 £424 £400
% change year-on-year +0.66% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 217 248
South East median hourly rate £25.06 £34.00 £29.95
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.29% +13.52% +76.18%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.71 £11.94
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.25 £50.53
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -1.96% +6.25% +26.32%

CCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing CCSA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for CCSA in the South East

CCSA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing CCSA in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for CCSA in the South East

CCSA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CCSA in the South East over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CCSA in the South East

CCSA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCSA in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for CCSA in the South East

CCSA
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCSA within the South East 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
Hampshire +28 20 £389 -11.14%
Surrey -9 6 £500 +33.33%
Thames Valley -32 5 £350 +3.70%
Buckinghamshire -26 3 £350 -3.45%
Berkshire -10 2 - -
West Sussex - 1 £350 -
CCSA
England

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 South East region with a requirement for CCSA.

1 29 (90.63%) CheckPoint
2 28 (87.50%) Firewall
3 22 (68.75%) CCSE
4 21 (65.63%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (62.50%) CCNP
6 18 (56.25%) ITIL
6 18 (56.25%) Cisco
7 14 (43.75%) F5
8 13 (40.63%) FortiGate
8 13 (40.63%) Juniper
9 12 (37.50%) CCDP
9 12 (37.50%) Security Cleared
10 11 (34.38%) Network Security
10 11 (34.38%) SC Cleared
11 10 (31.25%) Degree
11 10 (31.25%) LAN
11 10 (31.25%) WAN
12 9 (28.13%) CCIE
12 9 (28.13%) Wireless
12 9 (28.13%) Migration
12 9 (28.13%) Fortinet
13 8 (25.00%) BIG-IP
13 8 (25.00%) Network Design
13 8 (25.00%) JNCIA
13 8 (25.00%) JNCIE
13 8 (25.00%) Riverbed
13 8 (25.00%) Telecoms
13 8 (25.00%) ITSM
13 8 (25.00%) Service Management
13 8 (25.00%) CCIP

CCSA
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (9.38%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (3.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Maximo
1 1 (3.13%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (3.13%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.38%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 28 (87.50%) Firewall
2 11 (34.38%) Network Security
3 10 (31.25%) LAN
3 10 (31.25%) WAN
4 9 (28.13%) Wireless
5 8 (25.00%) BIG-IP
6 6 (18.75%) HTTP
6 6 (18.75%) TCP/IP
7 5 (15.63%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (12.50%) BGP
8 4 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 4 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 4 (12.50%) OSPF
9 3 (9.38%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (9.38%) VPN
10 2 (6.25%) Intrusion Detection
10 2 (6.25%) MPLS
10 2 (6.25%) SAN
11 1 (3.13%) ICMP
11 1 (3.13%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 8 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (43.75%) Network Engineer
2 6 (18.75%) Consultant
3 5 (15.63%) Check Point Consultant
4 4 (12.50%) Security Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Design Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Firewall Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Support
5 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
5 2 (6.25%) Network Consultant
5 2 (6.25%) Network Design Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Network Security Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Network Team Leader
5 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Network Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Support Specialist
5 2 (6.25%) Team Leader
6 1 (3.13%) Cisco Security Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Cloud Architect
6 1 (3.13%) Network Security Architect
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.88%) Computer Science
2 4 (12.50%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.25%) PKI
4 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.38%) Windows
1 3 (9.38%) Windows 10
1 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (6.25%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.13%) Unix
3 1 (3.13%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (56.25%) ITIL
2 9 (28.13%) Migration
3 8 (25.00%) ITSM
3 8 (25.00%) Network Design
3 8 (25.00%) Service Management
4 3 (9.38%) Capacity Management
4 3 (9.38%) Data Encryption
4 3 (9.38%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (9.38%) Load Balancing
4 3 (9.38%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (9.38%) Security Management
5 2 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (6.25%) Database Security
5 2 (6.25%) Email Filtering
5 2 (6.25%) Information Security
5 2 (6.25%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (6.25%) Web Filtering
6 1 (3.13%) Change Control
6 1 (3.13%) Problem Management
6 1 (3.13%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 22 (68.75%) CCSE
2 21 (65.63%) Cisco Certification
3 20 (62.50%) CCNP
4 12 (37.50%) CCDP
4 12 (37.50%) Security Cleared
5 11 (34.38%) SC Cleared
6 10 (31.25%) Degree
7 9 (28.13%) CCIE
8 8 (25.00%) CCIP
8 8 (25.00%) JNCIA
8 8 (25.00%) JNCIE
9 7 (21.88%) CCNA
9 7 (21.88%) Computer Science Degree
9 7 (21.88%) HP ASE
9 7 (21.88%) HP MASE
10 3 (9.38%) MCSE
10 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (3.13%) VCAP
11 1 (3.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 3 (9.38%) BitLocker
2 2 (6.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (40.63%) FortiGate
2 1 (3.13%) Ansible
2 1 (3.13%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (3.13%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 29 (90.63%) CheckPoint
2 18 (56.25%) Cisco
3 14 (43.75%) F5
4 13 (40.63%) Juniper
5 9 (28.13%) Fortinet
6 8 (25.00%) Riverbed
7 7 (21.88%) Aruba
7 7 (21.88%) HP
7 7 (21.88%) Palo Alto
8 5 (15.63%) Barracuda Networks
9 3 (9.38%) Citrix
10 2 (6.25%) NetApp
10 2 (6.25%) Remedy
10 2 (6.25%) SolarWinds
11 1 (3.13%) BMC
11 1 (3.13%) Microsoft
11 1 (3.13%) Radware
11 1 (3.13%) Symantec
11 1 (3.13%) VMware