Period
to 21 October 2018

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 21 October 2018 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 593 574 614
Rank change year-on-year -19 +40 -6
Contract jobs citing CCSA 59 58 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.11% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.52% 0.54% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 36 47
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% +10.71% -
10th Percentile £342 £323 £305
90th Percentile £469 £525 £446
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 3
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £31.93 £52.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -39.19% +34.62%
UK median hourly rate - £31.93 £52.50
% change year-on-year - -39.19% +34.62%

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 11,289 10,758 14,263
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 20.72% 20.63% 24.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,297 6,204 8,720
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £225 £213 £230
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 742 720 708
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +9.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £12.55 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.00 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year -9.09% +1.85% +12.50%

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 21 October 2018.

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 21 October 2018. 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 -12 27 £431 +4.55% 5
North of England -17 14 £414 +6.77% 4
East of England +13 12 £363 -3.33% 1
Yorkshire -11 12 £414 +6.77% 2
South West -22 3 £413 - 2
West Midlands -17 2 £350 - 4
Midlands -18 2 £350 -26.32% 4
North West - 2 - -
Wales - 2 £358 -
CCSA
UK

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, 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 56 (94.92%) CheckPoint
2 50 (84.75%) Firewall
3 40 (67.80%) CCSE
4 39 (66.10%) Network Security
5 38 (64.41%) Cisco
6 29 (49.15%) Check Point Certification
6 29 (49.15%) F5
7 27 (45.76%) Cisco Certification
8 22 (37.29%) CCNP
9 21 (35.59%) CCNA
9 21 (35.59%) Juniper
9 21 (35.59%) Blue Coat
10 18 (30.51%) FortiGate
10 18 (30.51%) Performance Tuning
10 18 (30.51%) Palo Alto
11 16 (27.12%) CA
12 15 (25.42%) Migration
12 15 (25.42%) Cisco Nexus
13 14 (23.73%) BIG-IP
13 14 (23.73%) OSPF
13 14 (23.73%) BGP
13 14 (23.73%) VPN
14 13 (22.03%) WAN
15 12 (20.34%) LAN
16 11 (18.64%) Wireshark
16 11 (18.64%) Cisco ASA
17 10 (16.95%) SolarWinds
17 10 (16.95%) tcpdump
17 10 (16.95%) TCP/IP
17 10 (16.95%) IPsec

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 1 (1.69%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (11.86%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 50 (84.75%) Firewall
2 39 (66.10%) Network Security
3 15 (25.42%) Cisco Nexus
4 14 (23.73%) BGP
4 14 (23.73%) BIG-IP
4 14 (23.73%) OSPF
4 14 (23.73%) VPN
5 13 (22.03%) WAN
6 12 (20.34%) LAN
7 11 (18.64%) Cisco ASA
7 11 (18.64%) Wireshark
8 10 (16.95%) IPsec
8 10 (16.95%) TCP/IP
8 10 (16.95%) tcpdump
9 8 (13.56%) Cisco IOS
10 7 (11.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 7 (11.86%) Spanning Tree
11 5 (8.47%) Cisco Firepower
12 4 (6.78%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 4 (6.78%) Wireless
General
1 6 (10.17%) Banking
1 6 (10.17%) Finance
2 1 (1.69%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 27 (45.76%) Security Engineer
2 25 (42.37%) Firewall Engineer
3 24 (40.68%) Network Engineer
4 13 (22.03%) Network Security Engineer
5 3 (5.08%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (5.08%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (3.39%) Cisco Security Engineer
6 2 (3.39%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 1 (1.69%) Blue Coat Engineer
7 1 (1.69%) Data Centre Engineer
7 1 (1.69%) Infoblox Engineer
7 1 (1.69%) Juniper Engineer
7 1 (1.69%) Network Architect
7 1 (1.69%) Network Security Consultant
7 1 (1.69%) Network Support
7 1 (1.69%) Network Support Engineer
7 1 (1.69%) Security Consultant
7 1 (1.69%) Senior Network Engineer
7 1 (1.69%) Senior Security Engineer
7 1 (1.69%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.39%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.86%) Data Centre
2 5 (8.47%) Driving Licence
3 3 (5.08%) Private Cloud
4 2 (3.39%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.39%) EFT
5 1 (1.69%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.17%) Check Point GAiA
1 6 (10.17%) Linux
2 5 (8.47%) Windows
3 2 (3.39%) Unix
4 1 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (30.51%) Performance Tuning
2 15 (25.42%) Migration
3 8 (13.56%) Network Management
4 6 (10.17%) Network Monitoring
5 5 (8.47%) ITIL
5 5 (8.47%) Load Balancing
5 5 (8.47%) Proactive Monitoring
6 2 (3.39%) Business Continuity
6 2 (3.39%) Capacity Management
6 2 (3.39%) Change Control
6 2 (3.39%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (3.39%) Network Virtualisation
6 2 (3.39%) Patch Management
6 2 (3.39%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (3.39%) Security Operations
6 2 (3.39%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (3.39%) Technical Analysis
6 2 (3.39%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 1 (1.69%) Information Security
7 1 (1.69%) Infrastructure Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.08%) Bash Shell
1 3 (5.08%) Python
1 3 (5.08%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 40 (67.80%) CCSE
2 29 (49.15%) Check Point Certification
3 27 (45.76%) Cisco Certification
4 22 (37.29%) CCNP
5 21 (35.59%) CCNA
6 4 (6.78%) CCDP
6 4 (6.78%) CCIE
7 3 (5.08%) Degree
7 3 (5.08%) JNCIA
7 3 (5.08%) SC Cleared
7 3 (5.08%) Security Cleared
8 2 (3.39%) CCENT
8 2 (3.39%) JNCIE
8 2 (3.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (1.69%) CCDA
9 1 (1.69%) CCMSE
9 1 (1.69%) CCSM
9 1 (1.69%) JNCIP
9 1 (1.69%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (5.08%) VMware NSX
2 2 (3.39%) ProxySG
2 2 (3.39%) VirtualBox
2 2 (3.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.69%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 18 (30.51%) FortiGate
2 3 (5.08%) ArcSight ESM
3 2 (3.39%) Cacti
Vendors
1 56 (94.92%) CheckPoint
2 38 (64.41%) Cisco
3 29 (49.15%) F5
4 21 (35.59%) Blue Coat
4 21 (35.59%) Juniper
5 18 (30.51%) Palo Alto
6 16 (27.12%) CA
7 10 (16.95%) SolarWinds
8 6 (10.17%) VMware
9 3 (5.08%) ArcSight
10 2 (3.39%) Aruba
10 2 (3.39%) Barracuda Networks
10 2 (3.39%) Forcepoint
10 2 (3.39%) IronPort
10 2 (3.39%) Microsoft
10 2 (3.39%) Nokia
10 2 (3.39%) Qualys
11 1 (1.69%) Avaya
11 1 (1.69%) HP
11 1 (1.69%) NetApp