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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA)
UK
Rank 533 618 594
Rank change year-on-year +85 -24  
Contract jobs citing CCSA 63 24 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.045% 0.051%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.67% 0.22% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 7 15
Median daily rate £360 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% -2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £269 £394
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £460 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £358 £400
% change year-on-year +0.69% -10.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 9416 11075 10551
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.79% 20.90% 20.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 5980 6908 6005
Median daily rate £420 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +1.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £255 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 450 402 477
Median hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +66.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £12.26 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £60.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

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 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CCSA in the UK

CCSA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 24 March 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 +67 57 £380 -2.56% 23
South East +48 26 £350 -2.09% 5
Hampshire +28 18 £415 +6.41%
Newcastle upon Tyne - 17 £360 -
North East - 17 £360 -
Tyne and Wear - 17 £360 -
Hook - 13 £423 -
London +34 7 £500 -9.09% 11
Scotland - 7 £315 -
Yorkshire +6 6 £375 - 1
Erskine - 6 £319 -
Renfrewshire - 6 £319 -
Buckinghamshire - 6 £342 -
Milton Keynes - 4 £350 -
Halifax - 3 £388 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £388 - 1
Middlesbrough - 3 £375 -
North Yorkshire - 3 £375 -
Hertfordshire +3 2 £500 +25.00%
East of England -2 2 £500 +25.00%
Berkshire +25 1 £350 - 5
Nottingham +6 1 £400 -
Nottinghamshire +4 1 £400 -
East Midlands -3 1 £400 -
West Midlands - 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 £335 -
Shropshire - 1 - -
Horsham - 1 £335 -
Glasgow - 1 £290 -

CCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 99 (92.52%) Firewall
2 96 (89.72%) Cisco
3 91 (85.05%) CheckPoint
4 90 (84.11%) Cisco Certification
5 76 (71.03%) CCNP
6 73 (68.22%) WAN
7 65 (60.75%) Wireless
8 63 (58.88%) CCSE
9 62 (57.94%) LAN
9 62 (57.94%) Security Cleared
10 60 (56.07%) Juniper
11 57 (53.27%) F5
12 56 (52.34%) SC Cleared
13 50 (46.73%) ITIL
14 49 (45.79%) CCIE
15 48 (44.86%) JNCIA
16 47 (43.93%) HP
17 45 (42.06%) Riverbed
18 43 (40.19%) FortiGate
19 41 (38.32%) Service Management
20 40 (37.38%) CCDP
20 40 (37.38%) CCIP
20 40 (37.38%) Fortinet
20 40 (37.38%) BIG-IP
20 40 (37.38%) JNCIE
21 39 (36.45%) Network Design
22 38 (35.51%) ITSM
23 35 (32.71%) Aruba
24 32 (29.91%) Telecoms
25 31 (28.97%) CCNA

CCSA
Top Related 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 2 (1.87%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (0.93%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.93%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (4.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 99 (92.52%) Firewall
2 73 (68.22%) WAN
3 65 (60.75%) Wireless
4 62 (57.94%) LAN
5 40 (37.38%) BIG-IP
6 26 (24.30%) Network Security
6 26 (24.30%) VPN
7 22 (20.56%) Cisco ASA
8 16 (14.95%) IPsec
8 16 (14.95%) OSPF
9 12 (11.21%) Cisco Wireless
10 11 (10.28%) HSRP
10 11 (10.28%) VRRP
11 9 (8.41%) TACACS
11 9 (8.41%) TCP/IP
12 8 (7.48%) DMZ
12 8 (7.48%) Intrusion Detection
12 8 (7.48%) Spanning Tree
13 7 (6.54%) BGP
13 7 (6.54%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.67%) Big Data
General
1 32 (29.91%) Telecoms
2 8 (7.48%) Finance
3 3 (2.80%) Banking
4 2 (1.87%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.93%) Advertising
5 1 (0.93%) Legal
5 1 (0.93%) Retail
Job Titles
1 66 (61.68%) Network Engineer
2 23 (21.50%) Analyst
3 13 (12.15%) Network Support
4 12 (11.21%) Network Analyst
5 11 (10.28%) Senior Network Engineer
6 10 (9.35%) Network Support Engineer
6 10 (9.35%) Security Analyst
6 10 (9.35%) Support Engineer
7 9 (8.41%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 7 (6.54%) Architect
8 7 (6.54%) Voice Engineer
8 7 (6.54%) Voice Network Engineer
9 6 (5.61%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 6 (5.61%) Network Security Engineer
9 6 (5.61%) Security Engineer
10 5 (4.67%) Network Architect
10 5 (4.67%) Senior Analyst
10 5 (4.67%) Senior Support Engineer
10 5 (4.67%) Senior Voice Network Engineer
10 5 (4.67%) Senior Voice Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.80%) 802.1X
2 2 (1.87%) Web Services
2 2 (1.87%) XMPP
3 1 (0.93%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 25 (23.36%) Computer Science
2 22 (20.56%) Data Centre
3 9 (8.41%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.67%) Linux Command Line
5 4 (3.74%) RSA SecurID
6 3 (2.80%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 3 (2.80%) Private Cloud
6 3 (2.80%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (1.87%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.87%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.87%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.93%) PKI
8 1 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 11 (10.28%) Linux
2 7 (6.54%) Unix
3 2 (1.87%) Windows
4 1 (0.93%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (46.73%) ITIL
2 41 (38.32%) Service Management
3 39 (36.45%) Network Design
4 38 (35.51%) ITSM
5 9 (8.41%) Asset Management
5 9 (8.41%) Information Security
6 8 (7.48%) Incident Management
6 8 (7.48%) SIEM
7 6 (5.61%) Change Management
7 6 (5.61%) Cybersecurity
7 6 (5.61%) Data Analysis
7 6 (5.61%) Disk Encryption
7 6 (5.61%) Forensic Analysis
7 6 (5.61%) Identity Access Management
7 6 (5.61%) Malware Analysis
7 6 (5.61%) Project Management
7 6 (5.61%) Security Monitoring
8 5 (4.67%) Load Balancing
8 5 (4.67%) Network Monitoring
8 5 (4.67%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.87%) C
1 2 (1.87%) Java
1 2 (1.87%) PowerShell
1 2 (1.87%) Python
Qualifications
1 90 (84.11%) Cisco Certification
2 76 (71.03%) CCNP
3 63 (58.88%) CCSE
4 62 (57.94%) Security Cleared
5 56 (52.34%) SC Cleared
6 49 (45.79%) CCIE
7 48 (44.86%) JNCIA
8 40 (37.38%) CCDP
8 40 (37.38%) CCIP
8 40 (37.38%) JNCIE
9 31 (28.97%) CCNA
10 30 (28.04%) HP ASE
10 30 (28.04%) HP MASE
11 25 (23.36%) Degree
12 7 (6.54%) CEH
13 6 (5.61%) GCFA
13 6 (5.61%) GCIH
13 6 (5.61%) MCP
14 5 (4.67%) Check Point Certification
14 5 (4.67%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.87%) SLA
2 1 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.93%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.93%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.87%) vCloud
2 2 (1.87%) XenServer
3 1 (0.93%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 43 (40.19%) FortiGate
2 6 (5.61%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (1.87%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (1.87%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.87%) Pingdom
3 2 (1.87%) Puppet
3 2 (1.87%) WhatsUp Gold
4 1 (0.93%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.93%) EnCase
4 1 (0.93%) Nagios
Vendors
1 96 (89.72%) Cisco
2 91 (85.05%) CheckPoint
3 60 (56.07%) Juniper
4 57 (53.27%) F5
5 47 (43.93%) HP
6 45 (42.06%) Riverbed
7 40 (37.38%) Fortinet
8 35 (32.71%) Aruba
9 15 (14.02%) Citrix
10 13 (12.15%) Blue Coat
11 11 (10.28%) Microsoft
12 8 (7.48%) Nokia
13 7 (6.54%) Palo Alto
14 5 (4.67%) Avaya
14 5 (4.67%) Nortel
14 5 (4.67%) VMware
15 3 (2.80%) Infoblox
16 2 (1.87%) Imperva
16 2 (1.87%) SolarWinds
16 2 (1.87%) Splunk