The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of CheckPoint products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CheckPoint over the 3 months to 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the City of London region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CheckPoint
Rank 138 171 137
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -34
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 66 34 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.06% 0.54% 1.04%
As % of the Vendors category 2.39% 1.22% 2.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 17 63
Average daily rate £400 £348 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.10% -18.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £265 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £470 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £311 £338
% change year-on-year
+12.44% -7.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £53.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.94 £19.63 £31.13
% change year-on-year
+47.45% -36.94%
Vendors Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
2758 2795 3305
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 44.31% 44.53% 41.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1951 1972 2224
Average daily rate £425 £430 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £265 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 75 95
Average hourly rate £22.00 £22.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.52 £135.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -
CheckPoint
London

CheckPoint
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

CheckPoint Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

CheckPoint
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

CheckPoint Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

CheckPoint
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CheckPoint across the City of London region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

CheckPoint Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

CheckPoint
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

CheckPoint Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 86 (76.79%) Cisco
2 78 (69.64%) Firewall
3 49 (43.75%) Cisco Certification
4 47 (41.96%) Juniper
5 40 (35.71%) CCNP
6 35 (31.25%) Finance
7 34 (30.36%) Network Security
8 31 (27.68%) Banking
9 22 (19.64%) F5
10 21 (18.75%) Cisco ASA
10 21 (18.75%) WAN
10 21 (18.75%) ITIL
11 20 (17.86%) Windows
11 20 (17.86%) LAN
11 20 (17.86%) BGP
12 18 (16.07%) EIGRP
12 18 (16.07%) VoIP
12 18 (16.07%) Blue Coat
13 17 (15.18%) Active Directory
13 17 (15.18%) Microsoft
13 17 (15.18%) Cisco Nexus
14 15 (13.39%) Citrix
15 14 (12.50%) VPN
15 14 (12.50%) Security Cleared
15 14 (12.50%) VLAN
16 13 (11.61%) MPLS
16 13 (11.61%) OSPF
16 13 (11.61%) McAfee
16 13 (11.61%) Multicast
17 12 (10.71%) NetScaler

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 10 (8.93%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (1.79%) IIS
4 2 (1.79%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.89%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.89%) Apache
5 1 (0.89%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.89%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.89%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (2.68%) MS Office
2 1 (0.89%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.89%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.89%) SaaS
1 1 (0.89%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 78 (69.64%) Firewall
2 34 (30.36%) Network Security
3 21 (18.75%) Cisco ASA
3 21 (18.75%) WAN
4 20 (17.86%) LAN
4 20 (17.86%) BGP
5 18 (16.07%) EIGRP
5 18 (16.07%) VoIP
6 17 (15.18%) Cisco Nexus
7 14 (12.50%) VPN
7 14 (12.50%) VLAN
8 13 (11.61%) MPLS
8 13 (11.61%) OSPF
8 13 (11.61%) Multicast
9 12 (10.71%) NetScaler
10 11 (9.82%) DNS
11 10 (8.93%) HSRP
12 9 (8.04%) TCP/IP
12 9 (8.04%) Wireless
13 8 (7.14%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.57%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (1.79%) MySQL
3 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.89%) DB2
3 1 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.89%) KDB
Development Applications
1 4 (3.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.89%) JMeter
2 1 (0.89%) JIRA
2 1 (0.89%) JUnit
General
1 35 (31.25%) Finance
2 31 (27.68%) Banking
3 11 (9.82%) Investment Banking
4 6 (5.36%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.79%) Back Office
5 2 (1.79%) Retail
6 1 (0.89%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.89%) French Language
6 1 (0.89%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.89%) Law
6 1 (0.89%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 36 (32.14%) Network Engineer
2 28 (25.00%) Security Engineer
3 19 (16.96%) Network Security Engineer
4 18 (16.07%) Cisco Engineer
5 16 (14.29%) Analyst
6 10 (8.93%) Network Analyst
7 7 (6.25%) Architect
7 7 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
7 7 (6.25%) Telephony Engineer
7 7 (6.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 7 (6.25%) Cisco Security Engineer
8 6 (5.36%) Security Analyst
8 6 (5.36%) Senior Network Engineer
8 6 (5.36%) Senior Network Analyst
9 5 (4.46%) 3rd Line Support
9 5 (4.46%) Voice Analyst
10 4 (3.57%) Communications Engineer
10 4 (3.57%) VoIP Engineer
10 4 (3.57%) Cisco VoIP Engineer
11 3 (2.68%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.89%) SOAP
1 1 (0.89%) CORBA
1 1 (0.89%) Xerces
1 1 (0.89%) Xalan
1 1 (0.89%) Ruby on Rails
1 1 (0.89%) wxWidgets
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.46%) Blackberry
1 5 (4.46%) e-Health
2 4 (3.57%) SecurID
2 4 (3.57%) Mathematics
3 3 (2.68%) Fat Client
3 3 (2.68%) Thin Client
4 2 (1.79%) CLARiiON
4 2 (1.79%) Clustering
5 1 (0.89%) Statistics
5 1 (0.89%) Firmware
5 1 (0.89%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.89%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.89%) EqualLogic
5 1 (0.89%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 20 (17.86%) Windows
2 10 (8.93%) UNIX
2 10 (8.93%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (7.14%) Linux
3 8 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (2.68%) AIX
4 3 (2.68%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.79%) VMS
5 2 (1.79%) Solaris
6 1 (0.89%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.89%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.89%) SUSE
6 1 (0.89%) Debian
6 1 (0.89%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.89%) OpenSolaris
6 1 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (18.75%) ITIL
2 10 (8.93%) Service Management
3 8 (7.14%) Project Management
4 7 (6.25%) Service Delivery
4 7 (6.25%) Load Balancing
5 6 (5.36%) Low Latency
5 6 (5.36%) PRINCE2
5 6 (5.36%) Problem Management
6 5 (4.46%) Risk Management
6 5 (4.46%) Change Management
7 4 (3.57%) Migration
7 4 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (3.57%) Information Security
7 4 (3.57%) Network Monitoring
7 4 (3.57%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (3.57%) Security Architecture
8 3 (2.68%) Network Management
8 3 (2.68%) SIEM
8 3 (2.68%) Analytics
8 3 (2.68%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 5 (4.46%) C
2 4 (3.57%) SQL
3 1 (0.89%) Python
3 1 (0.89%) Lisp
3 1 (0.89%) Ruby
3 1 (0.89%) Korn
3 1 (0.89%) C-shell
3 1 (0.89%) Bash Shell
3 1 (0.89%) C#
3 1 (0.89%) C++
3 1 (0.89%) Java
3 1 (0.89%) Perl
3 1 (0.89%) PHP
Qualifications
1 49 (43.75%) Cisco Certification
2 40 (35.71%) CCNP
3 14 (12.50%) Security Cleared
4 10 (8.93%) CCSA
4 10 (8.93%) CCSE
5 9 (8.04%) CCVP
5 9 (8.04%) SC Cleared
6 8 (7.14%) CCNA
6 8 (7.14%) CISSP
7 7 (6.25%) CISM
8 6 (5.36%) Degree
9 5 (4.46%) CCIE
10 4 (3.57%) JNCIP
10 4 (3.57%) JNCIE
10 4 (3.57%) ISACA
11 3 (2.68%) CTC Cleared
11 3 (2.68%) DV Cleared
11 3 (2.68%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (2.68%) MCSE
11 3 (2.68%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.68%) SLA
1 3 (2.68%) QA
1 3 (2.68%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 17 (15.18%) Active Directory
2 8 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.36%) XenApp
4 4 (3.57%) ProxySG
5 3 (2.68%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.79%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.79%) Xen
6 2 (1.79%) NLBS
6 2 (1.79%) ISA Server
6 2 (1.79%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.79%) KVM
7 1 (0.89%) RHEV
7 1 (0.89%) XenServer
7 1 (0.89%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.89%) Snort
7 1 (0.89%) Squid
7 1 (0.89%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.89%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.89%) OpenSSH
Systems Management
1 11 (9.82%) Cisco CUCM
2 8 (7.14%) Cisco UCCX
2 8 (7.14%) Cisco UCCE
3 4 (3.57%) CiscoWorks
3 4 (3.57%) CA Spectrum
4 3 (2.68%) OpenView
4 3 (2.68%) WSUS
5 2 (1.79%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.89%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.89%) Netcool
6 1 (0.89%) ARCserve
6 1 (0.89%) DameWare
6 1 (0.89%) OVSD
6 1 (0.89%) Nessus
Vendors
1 86 (76.79%) Cisco
2 47 (41.96%) Juniper
3 22 (19.64%) F5
4 18 (16.07%) Blue Coat
5 17 (15.18%) Microsoft
6 15 (13.39%) Citrix
7 13 (11.61%) McAfee
8 12 (10.71%) VMware
9 10 (8.93%) HP
10 7 (6.25%) NetApp
10 7 (6.25%) Websense
11 6 (5.36%) Nokia
12 5 (4.46%) TippingPoint
12 5 (4.46%) SolarWinds
13 4 (3.57%) Gemalto
13 4 (3.57%) Cyber-Ark
13 4 (3.57%) CA
13 4 (3.57%) IBM
13 4 (3.57%) Speakerbus
13 4 (3.57%) Fortinet
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