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 3 months to 29 March 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 222 261 259
Rank change year-on-year +39 -2  
Contract jobs citing CCSA 26 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.33% 0.054% 0.092%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.17% 0.19% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 2 4
Median daily rate £350 £358 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.09% -9.49%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £332 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £384 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £390 £400
% change year-on-year -7.69% -2.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East.

Academic & Professional Certification
South East
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2229 2577 2681
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 28.33% 27.58% 27.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1334 1587 1379
Median daily rate £403 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.75% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £270 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 109 108
Median hourly rate £27.38 £37.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.00% +64.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £62.30 £50.44
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

CCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing CCSA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 29 March 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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +30 18 £415 +6.41%
Buckinghamshire - 6 £342 -
Berkshire +28 1 £350 - 4
West Sussex - 1 £335 -
CCSA
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 31 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 30 (96.77%) Firewall
3 28 (90.32%) CCSE
3 28 (90.32%) Cisco Certification
3 28 (90.32%) Cisco
4 27 (87.10%) Juniper
4 27 (87.10%) CCNP
5 24 (77.42%) Security Cleared
5 24 (77.42%) F5
6 23 (74.19%) SC Cleared
6 23 (74.19%) WAN
6 23 (74.19%) LAN
7 19 (61.29%) CCIE
7 19 (61.29%) ITIL
7 19 (61.29%) Network Design
7 19 (61.29%) JNCIA
7 19 (61.29%) Wireless
7 19 (61.29%) FortiGate
8 18 (58.06%) Riverbed
8 18 (58.06%) JNCIE
8 18 (58.06%) Fortinet
8 18 (58.06%) CCIP
8 18 (58.06%) CCDP
8 18 (58.06%) HP
9 17 (54.84%) ITSM
9 17 (54.84%) Service Management
9 17 (54.84%) Aruba
10 16 (51.61%) HP ASE
10 16 (51.61%) HP MASE
10 16 (51.61%) BIG-IP

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:

Communications & Networking
1 30 (96.77%) Firewall
2 23 (74.19%) LAN
2 23 (74.19%) WAN
3 19 (61.29%) Wireless
4 16 (51.61%) BIG-IP
5 8 (25.81%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (22.58%) TACACS
7 5 (16.13%) Network Security
8 2 (6.45%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (6.45%) SSL
8 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
9 1 (3.23%) BGP
9 1 (3.23%) Cisco Wireless
9 1 (3.23%) GLBP
9 1 (3.23%) HSRP
9 1 (3.23%) IPv4
9 1 (3.23%) IPv6
9 1 (3.23%) MPLS
9 1 (3.23%) OSPF
9 1 (3.23%) VPN
General
1 13 (41.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (61.29%) Network Engineer
2 7 (22.58%) Analyst
2 7 (22.58%) Network Analyst
3 4 (12.90%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Check Point Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Firewall Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Senior Network Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Design Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Network Design Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Deployment Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Network Deployment Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Network Support
6 1 (3.23%) Network Support Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Security Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Security Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Security Specialist
6 1 (3.23%) SOC Specialist
6 1 (3.23%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 13 (41.94%) Computer Science
2 8 (25.81%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.23%) PKI
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (61.29%) ITIL
1 19 (61.29%) Network Design
2 17 (54.84%) ITSM
2 17 (54.84%) Service Management
3 2 (6.45%) Change Management
4 1 (3.23%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (3.23%) Database Security
4 1 (3.23%) Ethical Hacking
4 1 (3.23%) Fault Management
4 1 (3.23%) Incident Management
4 1 (3.23%) Information Security
4 1 (3.23%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (3.23%) Load Balancing
4 1 (3.23%) Mentoring
4 1 (3.23%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (3.23%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (3.23%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (3.23%) Threat Analysis
4 1 (3.23%) Time Management
4 1 (3.23%) Vulnerability Management
Qualifications
1 28 (90.32%) CCSE
1 28 (90.32%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (87.10%) CCNP
3 24 (77.42%) Security Cleared
4 23 (74.19%) SC Cleared
5 19 (61.29%) CCIE
5 19 (61.29%) JNCIA
6 18 (58.06%) CCDP
6 18 (58.06%) CCIP
6 18 (58.06%) JNCIE
7 16 (51.61%) HP ASE
7 16 (51.61%) HP MASE
8 13 (41.94%) Degree
9 3 (9.68%) CCNA
10 2 (6.45%) CISSP
11 1 (3.23%) CCSP
11 1 (3.23%) CEH
11 1 (3.23%) CISM
11 1 (3.23%) DV Cleared
11 1 (3.23%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (3.23%) PCI DSS
1 1 (3.23%) SLA
Systems Management
1 19 (61.29%) FortiGate
2 1 (3.23%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 31 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 28 (90.32%) Cisco
3 27 (87.10%) Juniper
4 24 (77.42%) F5
5 18 (58.06%) Fortinet
5 18 (58.06%) HP
5 18 (58.06%) Riverbed
6 17 (54.84%) Aruba
7 7 (22.58%) Blue Coat
8 6 (19.35%) Citrix
8 6 (19.35%) Nokia
9 3 (9.68%) Palo Alto
10 1 (3.23%) Intel Security
10 1 (3.23%) Sourcefire