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 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)
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 554 607 579
Rank change year-on-year +53 -28  
Contract jobs citing CCSA 56 47 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.087% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.62% 0.40% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 27 29
Median daily rate £400 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +28.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £315 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £440 £343
% change year-on-year -10.22% +28.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 7
Median hourly rate £31.93 £52.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.19% +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.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 9042 11823 10443
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.19% 21.90% 18.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 5400 7392 6106
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 490 454 538
Median hourly rate £32.00 £28.50 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.28% +17.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.85 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £24.12
% change year-on-year +14.03% +18.15%  

CCSA
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for CCSA in the UK

CCSA
Top 29 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 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
England +24 43 £400 -11.11% 15
South East +8 16 £450 +19.20% 1
Hampshire +20 15 £455 +1.11%
Scotland +44 13 £375 -
Aberdeen - 12 £375 -
London -1 10 £413 -17.50% 2
East of England - 8 £375 - 6
Hertfordshire - 7 £375 -
Hook - 6 £455 -
Hatfield - 5 £375 -
Tyne and Wear - 5 £475 -
North East - 5 £475 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 5 £475 -
Southampton - 4 £328 -
City of London -1 3 £425 -15.00%
Winchester - 2 £513 -
Yorkshire - 2 £391 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £391 -
Halifax - 2 £391 -
Edinburgh +20 1 - -
West Midlands +20 1 - - 2
South West +4 1 - - 1
Fareham -2 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £357 -
Bedfordshire - 1 - - 6
Milton Keynes - 1 £357 -
Luton - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 - -

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 with a requirement for CCSA.

1 112 (94.92%) Cisco Certification
2 111 (94.07%) Firewall
3 108 (91.53%) Cisco
4 103 (87.29%) CheckPoint
5 97 (82.20%) CCNP
6 91 (77.12%) CCSE
7 87 (73.73%) WAN
8 84 (71.19%) LAN
9 81 (68.64%) Juniper
10 80 (67.80%) F5
11 78 (66.10%) Security Cleared
12 74 (62.71%) ITIL
13 73 (61.86%) CCIE
14 67 (56.78%) Wireless
14 67 (56.78%) JNCIA
15 65 (55.08%) SC Cleared
15 65 (55.08%) CCDP
16 64 (54.24%) FortiGate
17 62 (52.54%) Riverbed
17 62 (52.54%) Service Management
18 61 (51.69%) CCIP
18 61 (51.69%) JNCIE
18 61 (51.69%) Fortinet
19 59 (50.00%) HP
19 59 (50.00%) ITSM
20 52 (44.07%) BIG-IP
21 50 (42.37%) Network Design
22 48 (40.68%) HP ASE
22 48 (40.68%) HP MASE
23 46 (38.98%) Aruba

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 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (2.54%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.85%) OpenStack
2 1 (0.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.85%) IaaS
2 1 (0.85%) PaaS
2 1 (0.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 111 (94.07%) Firewall
2 87 (73.73%) WAN
3 84 (71.19%) LAN
4 67 (56.78%) Wireless
5 52 (44.07%) BIG-IP
6 28 (23.73%) Cisco ASA
7 23 (19.49%) Network Security
8 17 (14.41%) TACACS
9 6 (5.08%) VPN
10 5 (4.24%) OSPF
11 4 (3.39%) BGP
11 4 (3.39%) Cisco Wireless
11 4 (3.39%) TCP/IP
12 3 (2.54%) Cisco IOS
12 3 (2.54%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 3 (2.54%) HSRP
12 3 (2.54%) MPLS
12 3 (2.54%) VRRP
13 2 (1.69%) IPsec
13 2 (1.69%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.39%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.54%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (2.54%) MongoDB
2 3 (2.54%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.69%) MySQL
3 2 (1.69%) Relational Database
General
1 42 (35.59%) Telecoms
2 6 (5.08%) Finance
3 3 (2.54%) Banking
4 1 (0.85%) Publishing
4 1 (0.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 68 (57.63%) Network Engineer
2 20 (16.95%) Analyst
3 11 (9.32%) Security Engineer
4 10 (8.47%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 10 (8.47%) Security Analyst
5 9 (7.63%) Architect
5 9 (7.63%) Network Analyst
5 9 (7.63%) Senior Network Engineer
6 8 (6.78%) Network Security Analyst
7 7 (5.93%) Network Architect
8 6 (5.08%) Design Engineer
8 6 (5.08%) Network Design Engineer
9 5 (4.24%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 5 (4.24%) Network Security Engineer
9 5 (4.24%) Senior Analyst
9 5 (4.24%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
9 5 (4.24%) Senior Technical Analyst
9 5 (4.24%) Technical Analyst
9 5 (4.24%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
10 4 (3.39%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.54%) Elastic Stack
1 3 (2.54%) Middleware
2 1 (0.85%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.85%) Web Services
2 1 (0.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 39 (33.05%) Computer Science
2 27 (22.88%) Data Centre
3 3 (2.54%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.85%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (0.85%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.85%) PKI
4 1 (0.85%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.93%) Windows
2 6 (5.08%) Linux
2 6 (5.08%) Unix
3 5 (4.24%) Windows Server
4 3 (2.54%) Mac OS X
4 3 (2.54%) Windows 10
4 3 (2.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.85%) CentOS
5 1 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.85%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (62.71%) ITIL
2 62 (52.54%) Service Management
3 59 (50.00%) ITSM
4 50 (42.37%) Network Design
5 10 (8.47%) Project Management
6 7 (5.93%) Change Management
7 6 (5.08%) Fault Management
7 6 (5.08%) Incident Management
7 6 (5.08%) Information Security
7 6 (5.08%) Mentoring
7 6 (5.08%) Service Design
8 5 (4.24%) Data Encryption
9 4 (3.39%) Capacity Planning
10 3 (2.54%) Infrastructure Management
11 2 (1.69%) Database Security
11 2 (1.69%) Load Balancing
11 2 (1.69%) Migration
11 2 (1.69%) SIEM
12 1 (0.85%) Network Planning
12 1 (0.85%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.69%) Python
1 2 (1.69%) SQL
2 1 (0.85%) PHP
Qualifications
1 112 (94.92%) Cisco Certification
2 97 (82.20%) CCNP
3 91 (77.12%) CCSE
4 78 (66.10%) Security Cleared
5 73 (61.86%) CCIE
6 67 (56.78%) JNCIA
7 65 (55.08%) CCDP
7 65 (55.08%) SC Cleared
8 61 (51.69%) CCIP
8 61 (51.69%) JNCIE
9 48 (40.68%) HP ASE
9 48 (40.68%) HP MASE
10 40 (33.90%) Degree
11 39 (33.05%) Computer Science Degree
12 22 (18.64%) CCNA
13 9 (7.63%) DV Cleared
14 6 (5.08%) CISSP
15 5 (4.24%) CISM
16 3 (2.54%) Check Point Certification
16 3 (2.54%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.24%) SLA
2 1 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.85%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.54%) BitLocker
2 2 (1.69%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.85%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 64 (54.24%) FortiGate
2 1 (0.85%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (0.85%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (0.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 108 (91.53%) Cisco
2 103 (87.29%) CheckPoint
3 81 (68.64%) Juniper
4 80 (67.80%) F5
5 62 (52.54%) Riverbed
6 61 (51.69%) Fortinet
7 59 (50.00%) HP
8 46 (38.98%) Aruba
9 19 (16.10%) Citrix
10 18 (15.25%) Blue Coat
11 16 (13.56%) Nokia
12 6 (5.08%) Palo Alto
13 5 (4.24%) Computacenter
14 4 (3.39%) Microsoft
15 3 (2.54%) Apple
15 3 (2.54%) Splunk
15 3 (2.54%) TippingPoint
15 3 (2.54%) VMware
16 2 (1.69%) McAfee
16 2 (1.69%) NetApp