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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 239 247 246
Rank change year-on-year +8 -1  
Contract jobs citing CCSA 16 23 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.21% 0.26% 0.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.86% 0.91% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 10 2
Median daily rate £450 £378 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.20% -7.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £315 £391
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £421
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £440 £343
% change year-on-year -10.22% +28.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 6
Median hourly rate - £52.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +34.61%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.93 £52.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year -39.19% +34.61%  

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 1871 2528 2322
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 24.13% 28.11% 24.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1028 1481 1310
Median daily rate £405 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £285 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 100 118
Median hourly rate £18.00 £24.06 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.18% +11.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £14.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.18 £57.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £24.12
% change year-on-year +14.03% +18.15%  

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 27 June 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 27 June 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 +20 15 £455 +1.11%
Buckinghamshire - 1 £357 -
CCSA
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 41 (97.62%) Cisco Certification
1 41 (97.62%) Firewall
2 39 (92.86%) CCNP
2 39 (92.86%) Cisco
3 38 (90.48%) CheckPoint
4 36 (85.71%) Security Cleared
5 35 (83.33%) CCSE
6 33 (78.57%) LAN
6 33 (78.57%) WAN
7 32 (76.19%) Juniper
7 32 (76.19%) SC Cleared
7 32 (76.19%) F5
8 29 (69.05%) CCDP
9 28 (66.67%) ITIL
10 26 (61.90%) CCIE
10 26 (61.90%) Wireless
10 26 (61.90%) FortiGate
10 26 (61.90%) Network Design
11 25 (59.52%) Fortinet
11 25 (59.52%) JNCIA
11 25 (59.52%) JNCIE
11 25 (59.52%) Riverbed
11 25 (59.52%) CCIP
12 24 (57.14%) HP
12 24 (57.14%) ITSM
12 24 (57.14%) Service Management
13 22 (52.38%) Aruba
13 22 (52.38%) BIG-IP
14 21 (50.00%) HP ASE
14 21 (50.00%) HP MASE

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 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (7.14%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 41 (97.62%) Firewall
2 33 (78.57%) LAN
2 33 (78.57%) WAN
3 26 (61.90%) Wireless
4 22 (52.38%) BIG-IP
5 8 (19.05%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (19.05%) TACACS
6 3 (7.14%) BGP
6 3 (7.14%) MPLS
6 3 (7.14%) Network Security
6 3 (7.14%) OSPF
7 2 (4.76%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (4.76%) SAN
7 2 (4.76%) TCP/IP
8 1 (2.38%) HTTP
8 1 (2.38%) IPv4
8 1 (2.38%) IPv6
8 1 (2.38%) SSL
8 1 (2.38%) VPN
8 1 (2.38%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) SQL Server
General
1 19 (45.24%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (61.90%) Network Engineer
2 6 (14.29%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 5 (11.90%) Design Engineer
3 5 (11.90%) Network Design Engineer
3 5 (11.90%) Senior Network Engineer
4 4 (9.52%) Analyst
4 4 (9.52%) Network Analyst
4 4 (9.52%) Security Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Support
5 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
5 2 (4.76%) Network Security Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Support Specialist
5 2 (4.76%) Technical Design Authority
6 1 (2.38%) IP Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) Operations Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) Senior Design Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) Technical Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (45.24%) Computer Science
2 9 (21.43%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.38%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.14%) Windows
1 3 (7.14%) Windows 10
1 3 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (4.76%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.38%) CentOS
3 1 (2.38%) Linux
3 1 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.38%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (66.67%) ITIL
2 26 (61.90%) Network Design
3 24 (57.14%) ITSM
3 24 (57.14%) Service Management
4 3 (7.14%) Data Encryption
5 2 (4.76%) Change Management
5 2 (4.76%) Database Security
5 2 (4.76%) Migration
6 1 (2.38%) Customer Requirements
6 1 (2.38%) Ethical Hacking
6 1 (2.38%) Fault Management
6 1 (2.38%) Incident Management
6 1 (2.38%) Information Security
6 1 (2.38%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (2.38%) Load Balancing
6 1 (2.38%) Mentoring
6 1 (2.38%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (2.38%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.38%) Service Design
6 1 (2.38%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.38%) PHP
Qualifications
1 41 (97.62%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (92.86%) CCNP
3 36 (85.71%) Security Cleared
4 35 (83.33%) CCSE
5 32 (76.19%) SC Cleared
6 29 (69.05%) CCDP
7 26 (61.90%) CCIE
8 25 (59.52%) CCIP
8 25 (59.52%) JNCIA
8 25 (59.52%) JNCIE
9 21 (50.00%) HP ASE
9 21 (50.00%) HP MASE
10 20 (47.62%) Degree
11 19 (45.24%) Computer Science Degree
12 6 (14.29%) CCNA
13 4 (9.52%) DV Cleared
14 3 (7.14%) MCSE
14 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
15 1 (2.38%) VCAP
15 1 (2.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (7.14%) BitLocker
2 2 (4.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 26 (61.90%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.38%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (2.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 39 (92.86%) Cisco
2 38 (90.48%) CheckPoint
3 32 (76.19%) F5
3 32 (76.19%) Juniper
4 25 (59.52%) Fortinet
4 25 (59.52%) Riverbed
5 24 (57.14%) HP
6 22 (52.38%) Aruba
7 9 (21.43%) Citrix
8 7 (16.67%) Blue Coat
8 7 (16.67%) Nokia
9 3 (7.14%) Palo Alto
10 2 (4.76%) NetApp
11 1 (2.38%) BMC
11 1 (2.38%) Microsoft
11 1 (2.38%) Remedy
11 1 (2.38%) Symantec
11 1 (2.38%) VMware