Period
to 25 May 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for CCSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 25 May 2019 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 > UK excluding London
6 months to
25 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 565 614 527
Rank change year-on-year +49 -87 +81
Contract jobs citing CCSA 60 33 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.12% 0.062% 0.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.57% 0.30% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 18 65
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% -5.84% -3.75%
10th Percentile £300 £309 £302
90th Percentile £519 £575 £500
UK median daily rate £425 £418 £388
% change year-on-year +1.80% +7.74% -9.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £30.00
UK median hourly rate - - £30.00

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 UK excluding London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 10,557 11,173 11,211
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 21.53% 20.90% 23.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,202 6,375 6,751
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +3.13% +5.26%
10th Percentile £250 £218 £225
90th Percentile £600 £563 £550
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 636 627 760
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.00% -16.67% -14.29%
10th Percentile £12.54 £12.20 £12.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.70 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £33.40 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +33.60% -16.67% -6.25%

CCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing CCSA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for CCSA in the UK excluding London

CCSA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing CCSA in the UK excluding London.

Contractor daily rate trend for CCSA in the UK excluding London

CCSA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CCSA in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 25 May 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CCSA in the UK excluding London

CCSA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CCSA in the UK excluding London

CCSA
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCSA within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 25 May 2019. 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 +26 24 £325 -10.34%
North of England +29 16 £360 -22.16% 1
East of England +10 16 £425 +36.00% 7
North West +24 8 £310 -4.62%
Yorkshire +13 8 £478 -13.18% 1
East Midlands +24 2 - -
Midlands +7 2 - -
Wales - 2 £360 -
Scotland - 1 £550 -
CCSA
UK

For the 6 months to 25 May 2019, 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for CCSA.

1 59 (98.33%) CheckPoint
2 51 (85.00%) Firewall
3 46 (76.67%) CCSE
4 40 (66.67%) Network Security
4 40 (66.67%) Cisco
5 33 (55.00%) Cisco Certification
6 32 (53.33%) CCNP
7 27 (45.00%) F5
8 25 (41.67%) CCNA
9 20 (33.33%) Check Point Certification
10 19 (31.67%) Juniper
11 18 (30.00%) Palo Alto
12 17 (28.33%) WAN
13 15 (25.00%) LAN
13 15 (25.00%) Network Management
13 15 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
13 15 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 14 (23.33%) Cisco Nexus
14 14 (23.33%) Cisco ASA
15 13 (21.67%) SolarWinds
15 13 (21.67%) BGP
15 13 (21.67%) OSPF
16 12 (20.00%) Blue Coat
17 11 (18.33%) Finance
17 11 (18.33%) FortiGate
17 11 (18.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
18 10 (16.67%) BIG-IP
18 10 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
18 10 (16.67%) VPN
18 10 (16.67%) CA

CCSA
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 2 (3.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (13.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.67%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 51 (85.00%) Firewall
2 40 (66.67%) Network Security
3 17 (28.33%) WAN
4 15 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 15 (25.00%) LAN
5 14 (23.33%) Cisco ASA
5 14 (23.33%) Cisco Nexus
6 13 (21.67%) BGP
6 13 (21.67%) OSPF
7 11 (18.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 10 (16.67%) BIG-IP
8 10 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
8 10 (16.67%) VPN
9 9 (15.00%) Wireshark
10 8 (13.33%) Cisco Firepower
10 8 (13.33%) tcpdump
11 7 (11.67%) TCP/IP
12 6 (10.00%) NetScaler
13 5 (8.33%) Spanning Tree
14 4 (6.67%) TACACS
General
1 11 (18.33%) Finance
2 6 (10.00%) Banking
3 2 (3.33%) Retail
3 2 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (48.33%) Network Engineer
2 22 (36.67%) Security Engineer
3 19 (31.67%) Network Security Engineer
4 13 (21.67%) Firewall Engineer
5 7 (11.67%) Cisco Engineer
5 7 (11.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 6 (10.00%) Senior Firewall Engineer
7 5 (8.33%) Administrator
8 4 (6.67%) Senior Network Engineer
9 3 (5.00%) Architect
9 3 (5.00%) Firewall Administrator
9 3 (5.00%) Network Architect
9 3 (5.00%) Senior Cisco Engineer
9 3 (5.00%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
10 2 (3.33%) Network Administrator
10 2 (3.33%) Senior Security Engineer
11 1 (1.67%) Network Manager
11 1 (1.67%) Network Specialist
11 1 (1.67%) Operations Analyst
11 1 (1.67%) Security Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.67%) Data Centre
2 5 (8.33%) Driving Licence
3 3 (5.00%) RSA SecurID
4 2 (3.33%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (3.33%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (3.33%) Online Banking
5 1 (1.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.67%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.67%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (15.00%) Check Point GAiA
2 6 (10.00%) Linux
3 4 (6.67%) Windows
4 2 (3.33%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (25.00%) Network Management
1 15 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
2 8 (13.33%) ITIL
3 7 (11.67%) Migration
4 6 (10.00%) Load Balancing
5 5 (8.33%) Capacity Management
5 5 (8.33%) Incident Management
5 5 (8.33%) Network Monitoring
5 5 (8.33%) Tech Ops
6 4 (6.67%) Asset Management
7 3 (5.00%) Change Control
7 3 (5.00%) Problem Management
7 3 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (3.33%) Data Protection
8 2 (3.33%) High Availability
8 2 (3.33%) Infrastructure Management
8 2 (3.33%) Process Improvement
8 2 (3.33%) Quality Management
8 2 (3.33%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (3.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.67%) Bash Shell
1 1 (1.67%) Python
1 1 (1.67%) Shell Script
1 1 (1.67%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 46 (76.67%) CCSE
2 33 (55.00%) Cisco Certification
3 32 (53.33%) CCNP
4 25 (41.67%) CCNA
5 20 (33.33%) Check Point Certification
6 7 (11.67%) CCDP
7 2 (3.33%) CCDA
7 2 (3.33%) CCIE
7 2 (3.33%) CCIP
7 2 (3.33%) CISSP
7 2 (3.33%) JNCIE
7 2 (3.33%) JNCIP
8 1 (1.67%) CCSP
8 1 (1.67%) CompTIA Security+
8 1 (1.67%) Degree
8 1 (1.67%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (1.67%) OSCP
8 1 (1.67%) SANS
8 1 (1.67%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.67%) SLA
2 1 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.67%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 11 (18.33%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.67%) ArcSight ESM
2 1 (1.67%) Nagios
Vendors
1 59 (98.33%) CheckPoint
2 40 (66.67%) Cisco
3 27 (45.00%) F5
4 19 (31.67%) Juniper
5 18 (30.00%) Palo Alto
6 13 (21.67%) SolarWinds
7 12 (20.00%) Blue Coat
8 10 (16.67%) CA
9 7 (11.67%) Citrix
10 3 (5.00%) CyberArk
11 2 (3.33%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 2 (3.33%) Avaya
11 2 (3.33%) Splunk
12 1 (1.67%) Forcepoint
12 1 (1.67%) Fortinet
12 1 (1.67%) Imperva
12 1 (1.67%) IronPort
12 1 (1.67%) McAfee
12 1 (1.67%) Riverbed
12 1 (1.67%) VMware