The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 September 2014 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CheckPoint
Rank 115 210 188
Rank change year-on-year
+95 -22
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 84 16 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.42% 0.22% 0.48%
As % of the Vendors category 3.08% 0.48% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 10 23
Average daily rate
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£425 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £324 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £31.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+26.98% +1.61%
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London

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

Vendors Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
2725 3354 3327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 46.13% 46.24% 43.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1951 2328 2269
Average daily rate £425 £425 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 91 91
Average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.82 £48.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year
- -1.33%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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.

1 112 (81.75%) Cisco
2 104 (75.91%) Firewall
3 65 (47.45%) Finance
4 57 (41.61%) Cisco Certification
5 47 (34.31%) CCNP
5 47 (34.31%) WAN
5 47 (34.31%) F5
6 46 (33.58%) LAN
6 46 (33.58%) Juniper
7 40 (29.20%) Network Security
8 36 (26.28%) Banking
9 35 (25.55%) BGP
10 34 (24.82%) OSPF
11 33 (24.09%) VPN
12 28 (20.44%) VLAN
12 28 (20.44%) Cisco Nexus
13 27 (19.71%) Blue Coat
14 26 (18.98%) Cisco IOS
15 25 (18.25%) Windows
15 25 (18.25%) EIGRP
16 24 (17.52%) Cisco ASA
17 22 (16.06%) ITIL
17 22 (16.06%) TCP/IP
18 20 (14.60%) CCSE
19 19 (13.87%) Citrix
19 19 (13.87%) Microsoft
19 19 (13.87%) Mentoring
20 18 (13.14%) MPLS
21 17 (12.41%) Active Directory
22 16 (11.68%) DNS

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

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 14 (10.22%) MS Exchange
2 11 (8.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 6 (4.38%) IIS
4 3 (2.19%) Apache
4 3 (2.19%) Lync
5 1 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.73%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.73%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.73%) WebLogic
Applications
1 13 (9.49%) MS Office
2 4 (2.92%) MS Project
3 2 (1.46%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.19%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 104 (75.91%) Firewall
2 47 (34.31%) WAN
3 46 (33.58%) LAN
4 40 (29.20%) Network Security
5 35 (25.55%) BGP
6 34 (24.82%) OSPF
7 33 (24.09%) VPN
8 28 (20.44%) VLAN
8 28 (20.44%) Cisco Nexus
9 26 (18.98%) Cisco IOS
10 25 (18.25%) EIGRP
11 24 (17.52%) Cisco ASA
12 22 (16.06%) TCP/IP
13 18 (13.14%) MPLS
14 16 (11.68%) Internet
14 16 (11.68%) DNS
15 15 (10.95%) SSL
15 15 (10.95%) VoIP
16 14 (10.22%) HSRP
17 12 (8.76%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.92%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.19%) DB2
3 1 (0.73%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 3 (2.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 65 (47.45%) Finance
2 36 (26.28%) Banking
3 11 (8.03%) Investment Banking
4 10 (7.30%) Retail
5 9 (6.57%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.92%) Spanish Language
7 3 (2.19%) International Banking
7 3 (2.19%) Multimedia
7 3 (2.19%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.46%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.73%) Back Office
9 1 (0.73%) Legal
9 1 (0.73%) Publishing
9 1 (0.73%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 43 (31.39%) Network Engineer
2 28 (20.44%) Security Engineer
3 22 (16.06%) Cisco Engineer
4 17 (12.41%) Analyst
5 16 (11.68%) Network Security Engineer
6 15 (10.95%) Senior Network Engineer
7 11 (8.03%) Telephony Engineer
7 11 (8.03%) Senior Security Engineer
8 8 (5.84%) Architect
9 7 (5.11%) Project Manager
9 7 (5.11%) Consultant
9 7 (5.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 7 (5.11%) Security Architect
10 6 (4.38%) Network Analyst
11 5 (3.65%) Security Analyst
11 5 (3.65%) Senior Network Security Engineer
12 4 (2.92%) Network Security Specialist
12 4 (2.92%) Operations Analyst
12 4 (2.92%) Security Specialist
12 4 (2.92%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.19%) Regular Expression
2 2 (1.46%) CSS
3 1 (0.73%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.30%) Blackberry
2 9 (6.57%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.84%) Fat Client
3 8 (5.84%) Thin Client
4 6 (4.38%) PKI
5 5 (3.65%) Management Information System
5 5 (3.65%) SecurID
6 2 (1.46%) e-Health
7 1 (0.73%) Statistics
7 1 (0.73%) Replication
7 1 (0.73%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 25 (18.25%) Windows
2 13 (9.49%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (7.30%) Windows 7
3 10 (7.30%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (4.38%) Linux
5 5 (3.65%) UNIX
6 4 (2.92%) Windows 8
6 4 (2.92%) AIX
7 3 (2.19%) SUSE
7 3 (2.19%) Windows XP
7 3 (2.19%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.73%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.73%) VMS
8 1 (0.73%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (16.06%) ITIL
2 19 (13.87%) Mentoring
3 16 (11.68%) Load Balancing
4 15 (10.95%) Service Management
5 13 (9.49%) Project Management
6 10 (7.30%) Network Design
7 8 (5.84%) Network Architecture
8 7 (5.11%) Performance Management
9 6 (4.38%) Project Planning
9 6 (4.38%) Low Latency
9 6 (4.38%) Problem Management
9 6 (4.38%) Service Delivery
10 5 (3.65%) Line Management
10 5 (3.65%) Change Control
11 4 (2.92%) Network Management
11 4 (2.92%) Security Architecture
11 4 (2.92%) Change Management
11 4 (2.92%) PRINCE2
11 4 (2.92%) Migration
11 4 (2.92%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 9 (6.57%) SQL
2 1 (0.73%) VBScript
2 1 (0.73%) Java
Qualifications
1 57 (41.61%) Cisco Certification
2 47 (34.31%) CCNP
3 20 (14.60%) CCSE
4 14 (10.22%) CCIE
5 13 (9.49%) CCVP
6 10 (7.30%) Security Cleared
7 9 (6.57%) CISSP
8 7 (5.11%) CCSA
9 6 (4.38%) CCNA
10 5 (3.65%) CCSP
10 5 (3.65%) CISM
11 4 (2.92%) SC Cleared
12 3 (2.19%) JNCIS
12 3 (2.19%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (1.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (1.46%) Citrix Certification
13 2 (1.46%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (1.46%) DV Cleared
13 2 (1.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 1 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (2.19%) COBIT
2 3 (2.19%) QA
2 3 (2.19%) ISO 9001
2 3 (2.19%) SLA
3 1 (0.73%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 17 (12.41%) Active Directory
2 10 (7.30%) ProxySG
3 9 (6.57%) Hyper-V
4 8 (5.84%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (5.11%) NLBS
5 7 (5.11%) XenApp
6 6 (4.38%) Snort
6 6 (4.38%) Xen
7 3 (2.19%) Firmware
7 3 (2.19%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (2.19%) vSphere
7 3 (2.19%) FreeRADIUS
8 2 (1.46%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.73%) Novell eDirectory
9 1 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 13 (9.49%) Cisco CUCM
2 12 (8.76%) Cisco UCCX
2 12 (8.76%) Cisco UCCE
3 8 (5.84%) WSUS
4 3 (2.19%) SCCM
4 3 (2.19%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (2.19%) CA Spectrum
5 2 (1.46%) CiscoWorks
5 2 (1.46%) SCOM
6 1 (0.73%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.73%) DameWare
6 1 (0.73%) OVSD
6 1 (0.73%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.73%) OpenView
6 1 (0.73%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 112 (81.75%) Cisco
2 47 (34.31%) F5
3 46 (33.58%) Juniper
4 27 (19.71%) Blue Coat
5 19 (13.87%) Citrix
5 19 (13.87%) Microsoft
6 13 (9.49%) VMware
7 11 (8.03%) Sourcefire
8 10 (7.30%) Nokia
9 8 (5.84%) McAfee
10 7 (5.11%) Riverbed
10 7 (5.11%) HP
11 4 (2.92%) IBM
11 4 (2.92%) Oracle
11 4 (2.92%) Avaya
11 4 (2.92%) SolarWinds
11 4 (2.92%) Websense
11 4 (2.92%) Fortinet
12 3 (2.19%) CA
12 3 (2.19%) Nortel
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