The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of CheckPoint products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CheckPoint over the 3 months to 5 May 2015 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CheckPoint
Rank 48 67 45
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -22
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 17 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.92% 0.66% 1.48%
As % of the Vendors category 5.47% 1.70% 3.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 4 8
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £291 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £321 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £314
% change year-on-year
- +11.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £28.94 £19.63
% change year-on-year
+38.22% +47.45%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol region.

Vendors Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
311 352 257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 35.14% 38.55% 42.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 217 151
Average daily rate £355 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £286 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £494
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 24 16
Average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £11.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £27.50 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -7.89%

CheckPoint
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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

CheckPoint Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

CheckPoint
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

CheckPoint Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

CheckPoint
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CheckPoint across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 5 May 2015.

CheckPoint Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

CheckPoint
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

CheckPoint Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 21 (80.77%) Cisco
2 18 (69.23%) Firewall
3 17 (65.38%) Cisco ASA
4 11 (42.31%) VPN
5 10 (38.46%) CA
5 10 (38.46%) Wireless
6 8 (30.77%) FWSM
7 7 (26.92%) Cisco Nexus
7 7 (26.92%) Network Management
7 7 (26.92%) Unified Communications
7 7 (26.92%) SolarWinds
7 7 (26.92%) Spanning Tree
7 7 (26.92%) Finance
7 7 (26.92%) IP Telephony
7 7 (26.92%) Blue Coat
7 7 (26.92%) Cisco IPT
7 7 (26.92%) IronPort
7 7 (26.92%) Nokia
7 7 (26.92%) MPLS
7 7 (26.92%) OSPF
7 7 (26.92%) BGP
7 7 (26.92%) HP
7 7 (26.92%) CiscoWorks
7 7 (26.92%) IBM
8 6 (23.08%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (23.08%) Network Load Balancing
9 4 (15.38%) Migration
9 4 (15.38%) VMware
9 4 (15.38%) Risk Management
9 4 (15.38%) Cisco Certification

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 3 (11.54%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) MS Office
2 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 18 (69.23%) Firewall
2 17 (65.38%) Cisco ASA
3 11 (42.31%) VPN
4 10 (38.46%) Wireless
5 8 (30.77%) FWSM
6 7 (26.92%) Cisco Nexus
6 7 (26.92%) Unified Communications
6 7 (26.92%) Spanning Tree
6 7 (26.92%) IP Telephony
6 7 (26.92%) Cisco IPT
6 7 (26.92%) MPLS
6 7 (26.92%) OSPF
6 7 (26.92%) BGP
7 6 (23.08%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (15.38%) DNS
9 3 (11.54%) NX-OS
9 3 (11.54%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (7.69%) WAN
11 1 (3.85%) Cisco ISE
11 1 (3.85%) LAN
General
1 7 (26.92%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (46.15%) Analyst
2 10 (38.46%) Network Analyst
3 7 (26.92%) Senior Network Analyst
3 7 (26.92%) Senior Analyst
4 6 (23.08%) Network Engineer
5 4 (15.38%) Firewall Analyst
6 3 (11.54%) Programme Manager
6 3 (11.54%) Applications Specialist
7 2 (7.69%) Security Analyst
8 1 (3.85%) Senior Network Engineer
8 1 (3.85%) Cisco Engineer
8 1 (3.85%) Business Manager
8 1 (3.85%) Cisco Network Analyst
8 1 (3.85%) Cisco Analyst
8 1 (3.85%) Firewall Engineer
8 1 (3.85%) Business Process Manager
8 1 (3.85%) Process Manager
8 1 (3.85%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 1 (3.85%) PMO Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Thin Client
1 3 (11.54%) Fat Client
2 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (15.38%) Windows
1 4 (15.38%) Windows XP
2 3 (11.54%) Windows 7
2 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (7.69%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) Network Management
2 6 (23.08%) Network Load Balancing
3 4 (15.38%) Migration
3 4 (15.38%) Risk Management
3 4 (15.38%) Product Management
3 4 (15.38%) Change Control
3 4 (15.38%) Dependency Management
4 3 (11.54%) Programme Management
5 2 (7.69%) Project Management
5 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2
6 1 (3.85%) ITIL
6 1 (3.85%) Supplier Management
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (15.38%) CCNP
1 4 (15.38%) CCNA
2 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
2 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (11.54%) XenApp
2 3 (11.54%) XenDesktop
2 3 (11.54%) BitLocker
2 3 (11.54%) Active Directory
2 3 (11.54%) VMware ESX
3 2 (7.69%) Xen
3 2 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (26.92%) CiscoWorks
2 3 (11.54%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 3 (11.54%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (80.77%) Cisco
2 10 (38.46%) CA
3 7 (26.92%) SolarWinds
3 7 (26.92%) Blue Coat
3 7 (26.92%) IronPort
3 7 (26.92%) Nokia
3 7 (26.92%) HP
3 7 (26.92%) IBM
4 4 (15.38%) VMware
4 4 (15.38%) Juniper
4 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
5 3 (11.54%) Meraki
5 3 (11.54%) Symantec
5 3 (11.54%) Wyse
5 3 (11.54%) AppSense
6 2 (7.69%) Citrix
6 2 (7.69%) AlgoSec