Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for CCSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 19 November 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)
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 799 801 721
Rank change year-on-year +2 -80 +11
Contract jobs citing CCSA 76 95 171
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.075% 0.091% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.40% 0.44% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 69 117
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -16.67% +20.00%
10th Percentile £315 £304 £314
90th Percentile £525 £501 £635
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +8.57% - +3.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 8
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £48.75 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.08% +25.00% -13.33%
10th Percentile £25.20 £43.38 £37.00
90th Percentile £46.50 £53.13 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £48.75 £39.00
% change year-on-year -23.08% +25.00% -13.33%

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 with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 18914 21681 22650
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.65% 20.68% 19.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 11591 13520 13652
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
10th Percentile £220 £240 £243
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year +3.23% +0.65% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 889 861 1091
UK median hourly rate £26.25 £26.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +31.58%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.14 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.19 £49.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +1.85% +8.00% +31.58%

CCSA
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing CCSA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for CCSA in the UK

CCSA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CCSA in the UK

CCSA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CCSA over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CCSA in the UK

CCSA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CCSA in the UK

CCSA
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing CCSA over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for CCSA in the UK

CCSA
Top 13 Contract Locations

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 over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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
England 0 68 £400 +6.67% 5
UK excluding London +16 58 £380 +8.57% 3
South East +9 31 £400 +14.29% 1
London -39 17 £475 +18.75% 2
East of England -19 10 £375 +13.64% 1
Scotland -1 8 £375 -
North of England +62 6 £315 -5.62%
Yorkshire - 3 £300 -
North East +70 2 £365 -2.67%
South West +8 2 - -
North West +24 1 £300 +2.56%
Midlands +16 1 £475 +26.67% 1
East Midlands +10 1 £475 -

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 with a requirement for CCSA.

1 67 (88.16%) Firewall
2 63 (82.89%) CheckPoint
3 57 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
4 53 (69.74%) CCSE
5 52 (68.42%) Cisco
6 46 (60.53%) CCNP
7 38 (50.00%) F5
8 37 (48.68%) Juniper
9 34 (44.74%) LAN
9 34 (44.74%) WAN
10 33 (43.42%) ITIL
11 32 (42.11%) CCIE
12 28 (36.84%) Network Security
13 23 (30.26%) Security Cleared
13 23 (30.26%) Wireless
14 22 (28.95%) JNCIA
14 22 (28.95%) FortiGate
15 21 (27.63%) SC Cleared
15 21 (27.63%) CCNA
15 21 (27.63%) CCDP
16 20 (26.32%) Cisco ASA
17 19 (25.00%) Fortinet
17 19 (25.00%) BIG-IP
18 18 (23.68%) Data Centre
19 17 (22.37%) Riverbed
19 17 (22.37%) JNCIE
20 16 (21.05%) ITSM
20 16 (21.05%) Service Management
20 16 (21.05%) CCIP
21 15 (19.74%) HP

CCSA
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (3.95%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.32%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (1.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Maximo
1 1 (1.32%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (1.32%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.32%) IaaS
2 1 (1.32%) Office 365
2 1 (1.32%) PaaS
2 1 (1.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 67 (88.16%) Firewall
2 34 (44.74%) LAN
2 34 (44.74%) WAN
3 28 (36.84%) Network Security
4 23 (30.26%) Wireless
5 20 (26.32%) Cisco ASA
6 19 (25.00%) BIG-IP
7 10 (13.16%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 8 (10.53%) TACACS
9 7 (9.21%) Cisco Nexus
9 7 (9.21%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 7 (9.21%) TCP/IP
10 6 (7.89%) HTTP
10 6 (7.89%) VPN
11 4 (5.26%) BGP
11 4 (5.26%) Intrusion Detection
11 4 (5.26%) OSPF
12 3 (3.95%) Software-Defined Networking
13 2 (2.63%) Cisco ISE
13 2 (2.63%) Cisco Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.95%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (3.95%) MongoDB
2 3 (3.95%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.63%) MySQL
3 2 (2.63%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 12 (15.79%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.63%) Finance
3 1 (1.32%) Publishing
3 1 (1.32%) Retail
Job Titles
1 31 (40.79%) Network Engineer
2 14 (18.42%) Security Engineer
3 10 (13.16%) Analyst
4 9 (11.84%) Firewall Engineer
5 8 (10.53%) Consultant
5 8 (10.53%) Security Analyst
6 7 (9.21%) Network Security Analyst
7 5 (6.58%) Check Point Consultant
7 5 (6.58%) Network Analyst
7 5 (6.58%) Network Security Engineer
7 5 (6.58%) Senior Network Engineer
8 3 (3.95%) Design Engineer
8 3 (3.95%) Network Design Engineer
9 2 (2.63%) Infrastructure Specialist
9 2 (2.63%) Network Consultant
9 2 (2.63%) Network Team Leader
9 2 (2.63%) Security Architect
9 2 (2.63%) Senior Security Engineer
9 2 (2.63%) Support Specialist
9 2 (2.63%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.95%) Elastic Stack
1 3 (3.95%) Middleware
2 1 (1.32%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 18 (23.68%) Data Centre
2 12 (15.79%) Computer Science
3 5 (6.58%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.63%) PKI
5 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.53%) Windows
2 7 (9.21%) Unix
3 5 (6.58%) Linux
3 5 (6.58%) Windows Server
4 3 (3.95%) Mac OS X
4 3 (3.95%) Windows 10
4 3 (3.95%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.32%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (43.42%) ITIL
2 16 (21.05%) ITSM
2 16 (21.05%) Service Management
3 13 (17.11%) Network Design
4 11 (14.47%) Information Security
4 11 (14.47%) Migration
5 6 (7.89%) Load Balancing
6 5 (6.58%) Data Encryption
7 4 (5.26%) Fault Management
7 4 (5.26%) Incident Management
7 4 (5.26%) Kalman Filter
7 4 (5.26%) Mentoring
7 4 (5.26%) Security Management
7 4 (5.26%) Service Design
8 3 (3.95%) Change Control
8 3 (3.95%) Network Monitoring
8 3 (3.95%) Web Filtering
9 2 (2.63%) Capacity Management
9 2 (2.63%) Database Security
9 2 (2.63%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.63%) SQL
2 1 (1.32%) Python
2 1 (1.32%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 57 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 53 (69.74%) CCSE
3 46 (60.53%) CCNP
4 32 (42.11%) CCIE
5 23 (30.26%) Security Cleared
6 22 (28.95%) JNCIA
7 21 (27.63%) CCDP
7 21 (27.63%) CCNA
7 21 (27.63%) SC Cleared
8 17 (22.37%) JNCIE
9 16 (21.05%) CCIP
10 15 (19.74%) Degree
11 14 (18.42%) HP ASE
11 14 (18.42%) HP MASE
12 11 (14.47%) Computer Science Degree
13 9 (11.84%) CISSP
14 7 (9.21%) CISM
15 5 (6.58%) JNCIS
16 4 (5.26%) JNCIP
16 4 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.26%) SLA
2 3 (3.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.63%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.32%) COBIT
4 1 (1.32%) GDPR
4 1 (1.32%) HIPAA
4 1 (1.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (3.95%) BitLocker
2 2 (2.63%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.32%) ProxySG
3 1 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.32%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 22 (28.95%) FortiGate
2 3 (3.95%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (2.63%) WhatsUp Gold
4 1 (1.32%) Ansible
4 1 (1.32%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.32%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 63 (82.89%) CheckPoint
2 52 (68.42%) Cisco
3 38 (50.00%) F5
4 37 (48.68%) Juniper
5 19 (25.00%) Fortinet
6 17 (22.37%) Riverbed
7 15 (19.74%) Aruba
7 15 (19.74%) HP
8 12 (15.79%) Blue Coat
9 11 (14.47%) Citrix
9 11 (14.47%) Palo Alto
10 8 (10.53%) Nokia
11 5 (6.58%) Barracuda Networks
12 4 (5.26%) Computacenter
12 4 (5.26%) VMware
13 3 (3.95%) Apple
13 3 (3.95%) Microsoft
13 3 (3.95%) Radware
13 3 (3.95%) Splunk
14 2 (2.63%) TippingPoint