The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for CCSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 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)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 120 135 113
Rank change year-on-year +15 -22  
Contract jobs citing CCSA 1 1 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.049% 0.033% 0.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.25% 0.17% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 7
Median daily rate - £525 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +66.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £430 £343
% change year-on-year -8.13% +25.54%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 advertised in the West Midlands.

Academic & Professional Certification
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 396 595 475
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 19.50% 19.76% 19.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 329 290
Median daily rate £413 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +10.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 22 34
Median hourly rate £16.75 £18.28 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.34% -36.98%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.95 £40.00 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.10 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.62% +24.80%  

CCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 West Midlands

CCSA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CCSA in the West Midlands

CCSA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CCSA in the West Midlands

CCSA
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCSA within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 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
Birmingham - 1 - -
CCSA
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for CCSA.

1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) Unix
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (100.00%) VPN
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) CCNA
2 1 (50.00%) MCP
2 1 (50.00%) Juniper
2 1 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (50.00%) McAfee
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Python
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) GCIH
2 1 (50.00%) GCFA
2 1 (50.00%) Blue Coat
2 1 (50.00%) CCSE
2 1 (50.00%) CEH
2 1 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (50.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Network Security
2 1 (50.00%) SIEM
2 1 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) Malware Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Identity Access Management
2 1 (50.00%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (50.00%) Disk Encryption

CCSA
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) VPN
2 1 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (50.00%) Network Security
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Cybersecurity Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Firewall Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (50.00%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Unix
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
1 1 (50.00%) Data Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Disk Encryption
1 1 (50.00%) Forensic Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Identity Access Management
1 1 (50.00%) Malware Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) Security Monitoring
1 1 (50.00%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (50.00%) CCNA
2 1 (50.00%) CCSE
2 1 (50.00%) CEH
2 1 (50.00%) GCFA
2 1 (50.00%) GCIH
2 1 (50.00%) MCP
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Blue Coat
1 1 (50.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco
1 1 (50.00%) Juniper
1 1 (50.00%) McAfee