Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 602 593 611
Rank change year-on-year -9 +18 -17
Contract jobs citing CCSA 68 50 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.12% 0.094% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.57% 0.46% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 36 42
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £378 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.66% +7.86% -
10th Percentile £336 £311 £301
90th Percentile £469 £525 £413
UK median daily rate £413 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +6.45% +3.33% -16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £45.00
UK median hourly rate - - £45.00

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 11,982 10,890 13,134
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 21.44% 20.47% 23.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,807 6,308 8,131
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +1.29%
10th Percentile £250 £206 £225
90th Percentile £575 £556 £550
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 730 696 712
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £26.68 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.68% -1.18% +7.48%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £49.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £26.10 £25.31 £26.00
% change year-on-year +3.13% -2.65% +4.00%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 -21 31 £431 +7.81% 4
North of England +2 22 £363 +20.83% 3
Yorkshire +3 17 £386 +28.58% 2
East of England -12 7 £363 -3.33% 7
Wales - 6 £360 - 1
North West -8 5 £350 +16.67% 1
South West -31 2 £413 -
Midlands -9 1 £350 -26.32%
West Midlands - 1 £350 -
CCSA
UK

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 68 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 63 (92.65%) Firewall
3 48 (70.59%) CCSE
4 45 (66.18%) Cisco
5 43 (63.24%) Network Security
6 33 (48.53%) F5
7 28 (41.18%) Check Point Certification
8 26 (38.24%) Juniper
9 25 (36.76%) Palo Alto
10 24 (35.29%) Cisco Certification
11 22 (32.35%) CCNP
11 22 (32.35%) Blue Coat
12 20 (29.41%) FortiGate
12 20 (29.41%) Performance Tuning
12 20 (29.41%) VPN
13 19 (27.94%) CCNA
14 18 (26.47%) CA
15 17 (25.00%) Migration
15 17 (25.00%) SolarWinds
16 16 (23.53%) BIG-IP
17 13 (19.12%) Cisco ASA
17 13 (19.12%) Finance
17 13 (19.12%) OSPF
17 13 (19.12%) WAN
18 12 (17.65%) MS Visio
18 12 (17.65%) BGP
18 12 (17.65%) Banking
18 12 (17.65%) Cisco IOS
18 12 (17.65%) Check Point GAiA
19 11 (16.18%) Cisco Nexus

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 (2.94%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 12 (17.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 63 (92.65%) Firewall
2 43 (63.24%) Network Security
3 20 (29.41%) VPN
4 16 (23.53%) BIG-IP
5 13 (19.12%) Cisco ASA
5 13 (19.12%) OSPF
5 13 (19.12%) WAN
6 12 (17.65%) BGP
6 12 (17.65%) Cisco IOS
7 11 (16.18%) Cisco Nexus
7 11 (16.18%) LAN
8 10 (14.71%) IPsec
9 9 (13.24%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 8 (11.76%) TCP/IP
10 8 (11.76%) Wireshark
11 7 (10.29%) NetScaler
12 6 (8.82%) tcpdump
13 5 (7.35%) Cisco Firepower
13 5 (7.35%) Wi-Fi
14 4 (5.88%) Spanning Tree
General
1 13 (19.12%) Finance
2 12 (17.65%) Banking
3 1 (1.47%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 34 (50.00%) Firewall Engineer
2 28 (41.18%) Security Engineer
3 24 (35.29%) Network Engineer
4 12 (17.65%) Network Security Engineer
5 3 (4.41%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (4.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (2.94%) Architect
6 2 (2.94%) Network Architect
6 2 (2.94%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 1 (1.47%) Analyst
7 1 (1.47%) Cisco Security Engineer
7 1 (1.47%) Data Centre Engineer
7 1 (1.47%) Network Analyst
7 1 (1.47%) Network Security Analyst
7 1 (1.47%) Network Support
7 1 (1.47%) Network Support Engineer
7 1 (1.47%) Security Analyst
7 1 (1.47%) Senior Network Engineer
7 1 (1.47%) Senior Security Engineer
7 1 (1.47%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.94%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.29%) Data Centre
2 2 (2.94%) Driving Licence
2 2 (2.94%) EFT
2 2 (2.94%) Private Cloud
3 1 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.47%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 12 (17.65%) Check Point GAiA
2 5 (7.35%) Linux
3 4 (5.88%) Windows
4 2 (2.94%) Unix
5 1 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (29.41%) Performance Tuning
2 17 (25.00%) Migration
3 8 (11.76%) Load Balancing
4 6 (8.82%) Change Control
4 6 (8.82%) Network Monitoring
5 5 (7.35%) Network Management
5 5 (7.35%) Proactive Monitoring
6 4 (5.88%) ITIL
7 3 (4.41%) Asset Management
7 3 (4.41%) Incident Management
7 3 (4.41%) Problem Management
7 3 (4.41%) Systems Engineering
8 2 (2.94%) Capacity Management
8 2 (2.94%) Infrastructure Management
8 2 (2.94%) Network Virtualisation
8 2 (2.94%) Patch Management
8 2 (2.94%) Penetration Testing
8 2 (2.94%) Security Operations
8 2 (2.94%) Technical Analysis
8 2 (2.94%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.94%) Bash Shell
1 2 (2.94%) Python
1 2 (2.94%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 48 (70.59%) CCSE
2 28 (41.18%) Check Point Certification
3 24 (35.29%) Cisco Certification
4 22 (32.35%) CCNP
5 19 (27.94%) CCNA
6 4 (5.88%) CCIE
7 3 (4.41%) JNCIA
7 3 (4.41%) JNCIE
8 2 (2.94%) CCDA
8 2 (2.94%) CCDP
8 2 (2.94%) CCENT
8 2 (2.94%) Degree
8 2 (2.94%) JNCIP
8 2 (2.94%) SC Cleared
8 2 (2.94%) Security Cleared
8 2 (2.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (1.47%) CCMSE
9 1 (1.47%) CCSM
9 1 (1.47%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (2.94%) ProxySG
1 2 (2.94%) VirtualBox
1 2 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (2.94%) VMware NSX
2 1 (1.47%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 20 (29.41%) FortiGate
2 2 (2.94%) ArcSight ESM
2 2 (2.94%) Cacti
3 1 (1.47%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 68 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 45 (66.18%) Cisco
3 33 (48.53%) F5
4 26 (38.24%) Juniper
5 25 (36.76%) Palo Alto
6 22 (32.35%) Blue Coat
7 18 (26.47%) CA
8 17 (25.00%) SolarWinds
9 6 (8.82%) Citrix
10 5 (7.35%) VMware
11 2 (2.94%) ArcSight
11 2 (2.94%) Aruba
11 2 (2.94%) Avaya
11 2 (2.94%) Barracuda Networks
11 2 (2.94%) Forcepoint
11 2 (2.94%) IronPort
11 2 (2.94%) Microsoft
11 2 (2.94%) Nokia
11 2 (2.94%) Qualys
12 1 (1.47%) Meraki