The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of CheckPoint products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CheckPoint over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Check Point Software Technologies.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
CheckPoint
Rank 32 41 33
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -8
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 7 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 2.13% 0.77% 0.37%
As % of the Vendors category 5.07% 1.73% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 0
Average daily rate £388 £195 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+98.71% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £55.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -22.72%
CheckPoint
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Vendors Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
138 173 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 41.95% 44.47% 40.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 139 67
Average daily rate £431 £425 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.47% +41.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £210 £156
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £550 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 8 13
Average hourly rate £47.50 £17.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+171.42% +12.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.60 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.68 £25.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.40 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+23.56% +5.45%

CheckPoint
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CheckPoint across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

CheckPoint Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

CheckPoint
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing CheckPoint across the Bedfordshire region.

CheckPoint Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

CheckPoint
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CheckPoint across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016.

CheckPoint Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

CheckPoint
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing CheckPoint across the Bedfordshire region.

CheckPoint Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

CheckPoint
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CheckPoint within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford - 2 - - 1
Luton - 2 £325 -
CheckPoint
East of England

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing CheckPoint also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited CheckPoint.

1 11 (84.62%) Cisco
2 10 (76.92%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (76.92%) Firewall
3 9 (69.23%) CCNP
4 7 (53.85%) WAN
4 7 (53.85%) LAN
5 6 (46.15%) CCNA
5 6 (46.15%) CCSA
5 6 (46.15%) CCSE
5 6 (46.15%) F5
6 5 (38.46%) SIEM
6 5 (38.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (38.46%) Network Security
6 5 (38.46%) Data Centre
6 5 (38.46%) OSPF
7 4 (30.77%) BGP
7 4 (30.77%) Check Point Certification
7 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
7 4 (30.77%) TCP/IP
7 4 (30.77%) VMware
7 4 (30.77%) Nessus
7 4 (30.77%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 4 (30.77%) Performance Optimisation
7 4 (30.77%) Wireshark
7 4 (30.77%) tcpdump
8 3 (23.08%) PCI DSS
8 3 (23.08%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (23.08%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (23.08%) Spanning Tree

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing CheckPoint also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited CheckPoint. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (15.38%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Visio
2 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
1 1 (7.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (76.92%) Firewall
2 7 (53.85%) LAN
2 7 (53.85%) WAN
3 5 (38.46%) Network Security
3 5 (38.46%) OSPF
4 4 (30.77%) BGP
4 4 (30.77%) TCP/IP
4 4 (30.77%) tcpdump
4 4 (30.77%) Wireshark
5 3 (23.08%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (23.08%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 3 (23.08%) Internet
5 3 (23.08%) Spanning Tree
5 3 (23.08%) VLAN
5 3 (23.08%) VPN
6 2 (15.38%) EIGRP
7 1 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (7.69%) Junos
7 1 (7.69%) MPLS
7 1 (7.69%) VRRP
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
1 1 (7.69%) Legal
1 1 (7.69%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Network Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Consultant
2 4 (30.77%) Network Consultant
2 4 (30.77%) Network Security Consultant
2 4 (30.77%) Security Consultant
3 3 (23.08%) Security Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Check Point Consultant
4 2 (15.38%) Cisco Consultant
4 2 (15.38%) Cisco Network Consultant
4 2 (15.38%) Cisco Security Consultant
4 2 (15.38%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) SIEM Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) IT Manager
5 1 (7.69%) IT Project Leader
5 1 (7.69%) Migration Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Network Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Project Leader
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Training Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
1 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
3 1 (7.69%) Android
3 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) SIEM
2 4 (30.77%) Performance Optimisation
2 4 (30.77%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 3 (23.08%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (15.38%) Load Balancing
4 2 (15.38%) Migration
4 2 (15.38%) Network Management
4 2 (15.38%) Presales
5 1 (7.69%) Data Protection
5 1 (7.69%) Identity Management
5 1 (7.69%) Information Security
5 1 (7.69%) ITIL
5 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
5 1 (7.69%) Project Management
5 1 (7.69%) Security Architecture
5 1 (7.69%) Security Management
5 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
5 1 (7.69%) Time Management
5 1 (7.69%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (76.92%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (69.23%) CCNP
3 6 (46.15%) CCNA
3 6 (46.15%) CCSA
3 6 (46.15%) CCSE
4 4 (30.77%) Check Point Certification
5 3 (23.08%) CCDP
6 1 (7.69%) CIPD
6 1 (7.69%) JNCIA
6 1 (7.69%) JNCIS
6 1 (7.69%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (38.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (23.08%) PCI DSS
3 1 (7.69%) ISO27002
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
1 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
2 1 (7.69%) VMware ESX
2 1 (7.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) Nessus
2 1 (7.69%) Backup Exec
2 1 (7.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (84.62%) Cisco
2 6 (46.15%) F5
3 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
3 4 (30.77%) VMware
4 2 (15.38%) Citrix
5 1 (7.69%) Avaya
5 1 (7.69%) Dell
5 1 (7.69%) HP
5 1 (7.69%) Juniper
5 1 (7.69%) Mitel
5 1 (7.69%) Palo Alto