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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CheckPoint
Rank 152 188 172
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -16
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 53 33 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.90% 0.46% 0.63%
As % of the Vendors category 2.02% 1.01% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 23 38
Average daily rate
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£370 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £226 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £446 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £18.46 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £16.50 £27.75
% change year-on-year
+127.27% -40.54%
Vendors Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
2620 3264 3373
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 44.42% 45.94% 43.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1821 2280 2320
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £275 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 116 97
Average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £54.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
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 25 July 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 25 July 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 97 (82.20%) Cisco
2 91 (77.12%) Firewall
3 59 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 53 (44.92%) CCNP
5 44 (37.29%) Finance
6 43 (36.44%) Juniper
7 35 (29.66%) Network Security
8 31 (26.27%) F5
9 30 (25.42%) ITIL
10 29 (24.58%) WAN
10 29 (24.58%) Banking
11 27 (22.88%) LAN
12 25 (21.19%) VLAN
13 24 (20.34%) Cisco Nexus
14 22 (18.64%) Cisco ASA
14 22 (18.64%) VPN
15 21 (17.80%) Windows
15 21 (17.80%) EIGRP
15 21 (17.80%) Blue Coat
16 19 (16.10%) CCSE
17 18 (15.25%) Cisco CUCM
18 17 (14.41%) Security Cleared
18 17 (14.41%) Citrix
18 17 (14.41%) VoIP
19 16 (13.56%) Microsoft
19 16 (13.56%) Service Management
20 15 (12.71%) OSPF
20 15 (12.71%) Active Directory
20 15 (12.71%) CCVP
21 14 (11.86%) Cisco IOS

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 11 (9.32%) MS Exchange
2 7 (5.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (2.54%) IIS
3 3 (2.54%) Lync
4 2 (1.69%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.85%) Apache
5 1 (0.85%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.85%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.85%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.85%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (5.93%) MS Office
2 3 (2.54%) MS Project
3 2 (1.69%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 91 (77.12%) Firewall
2 35 (29.66%) Network Security
3 29 (24.58%) WAN
4 27 (22.88%) LAN
5 25 (21.19%) VLAN
6 24 (20.34%) Cisco Nexus
7 22 (18.64%) Cisco ASA
7 22 (18.64%) VPN
8 21 (17.80%) EIGRP
9 17 (14.41%) VoIP
10 15 (12.71%) OSPF
11 14 (11.86%) BGP
11 14 (11.86%) Cisco IOS
12 10 (8.47%) BIG-IP
12 10 (8.47%) HSRP
12 10 (8.47%) MPLS
12 10 (8.47%) DNS
13 9 (7.63%) TCP/IP
13 9 (7.63%) Wireless
13 9 (7.63%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.85%) DB2
2 1 (0.85%) Oracle OWB
2 1 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.85%) KDB
2 1 (0.85%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.85%) JUnit
1 1 (0.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (0.85%) JMeter
1 1 (0.85%) JIRA
General
1 44 (37.29%) Finance
2 29 (24.58%) Banking
3 5 (4.24%) Investment Banking
4 4 (3.39%) Retail
4 4 (3.39%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.54%) International Banking
6 2 (1.69%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.85%) Back Office
7 1 (0.85%) Publishing
7 1 (0.85%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 45 (38.14%) Network Engineer
2 25 (21.19%) Security Engineer
3 24 (20.34%) Cisco Engineer
4 21 (17.80%) Network Security Engineer
5 13 (11.02%) Telephony Engineer
6 8 (6.78%) Senior Network Engineer
6 8 (6.78%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 7 (5.93%) Analyst
8 6 (5.08%) Architect
9 5 (4.24%) Project Manager
10 4 (3.39%) Support Engineer
10 4 (3.39%) 3rd Line Support
10 4 (3.39%) Network Consultant
10 4 (3.39%) Communications Engineer
10 4 (3.39%) Senior Security Engineer
10 4 (3.39%) VoIP Engineer
10 4 (3.39%) Cisco Security Engineer
10 4 (3.39%) Cisco VoIP Engineer
10 4 (3.39%) Consultant
11 3 (2.54%) Network Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.85%) CSS
1 1 (0.85%) SOAP
1 1 (0.85%) XML
1 1 (0.85%) CORBA
1 1 (0.85%) Xerces
1 1 (0.85%) Xalan
1 1 (0.85%) Ruby on Rails
1 1 (0.85%) wxWidgets
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.63%) Blackberry
2 7 (5.93%) Fat Client
2 7 (5.93%) Thin Client
3 5 (4.24%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.69%) CLARiiON
4 2 (1.69%) SecurID
5 1 (0.85%) Statistics
5 1 (0.85%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.85%) Clustering
5 1 (0.85%) e-Health
5 1 (0.85%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 21 (17.80%) Windows
2 14 (11.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (9.32%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (7.63%) Windows 7
5 8 (6.78%) Linux
5 8 (6.78%) UNIX
6 3 (2.54%) Windows 8
7 2 (1.69%) Windows XP
7 2 (1.69%) AIX
8 1 (0.85%) Solaris
8 1 (0.85%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.85%) SUSE
8 1 (0.85%) Debian
8 1 (0.85%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.85%) VMS
8 1 (0.85%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.85%) OpenSolaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (25.42%) ITIL
2 16 (13.56%) Service Management
3 11 (9.32%) Load Balancing
4 8 (6.78%) Project Management
4 8 (6.78%) PRINCE2
5 6 (5.08%) Performance Management
6 5 (4.24%) Configuration Management
6 5 (4.24%) Service Delivery
6 5 (4.24%) Problem Management
7 4 (3.39%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (3.39%) Network Design
7 4 (3.39%) Migration
7 4 (3.39%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (3.39%) Change Control
7 4 (3.39%) Network Monitoring
8 3 (2.54%) Cyber Security
8 3 (2.54%) E-Commerce
9 2 (1.69%) Change Management
9 2 (1.69%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (1.69%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 5 (4.24%) SQL
2 2 (1.69%) Java
3 1 (0.85%) Perl
3 1 (0.85%) PHP
3 1 (0.85%) C
3 1 (0.85%) C#
3 1 (0.85%) C++
3 1 (0.85%) VBScript
3 1 (0.85%) Python
3 1 (0.85%) Lisp
3 1 (0.85%) Ruby
3 1 (0.85%) Korn
3 1 (0.85%) C-shell
3 1 (0.85%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 59 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 53 (44.92%) CCNP
3 19 (16.10%) CCSE
4 17 (14.41%) Security Cleared
5 15 (12.71%) CCVP
6 12 (10.17%) CCIE
7 10 (8.47%) CISSP
7 10 (8.47%) SC Cleared
8 9 (7.63%) CCSA
9 7 (5.93%) CCNA
10 5 (4.24%) CISM
11 4 (3.39%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (3.39%) CCSP
11 4 (3.39%) MCSE
11 4 (3.39%) ISACA
11 4 (3.39%) JNCIP
11 4 (3.39%) JNCIE
12 3 (2.54%) JNCIS
12 3 (2.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (2.54%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.39%) SLA
1 4 (3.39%) QA
1 4 (3.39%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.54%) ISO 9001
2 3 (2.54%) COBIT
3 2 (1.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (12.71%) Active Directory
2 10 (8.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (7.63%) Hyper-V
4 7 (5.93%) XenApp
5 6 (5.08%) Xen
5 6 (5.08%) NLBS
6 5 (4.24%) ProxySG
6 5 (4.24%) Snort
7 3 (2.54%) ISA Server
7 3 (2.54%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.69%) KVM
9 1 (0.85%) RHEV
9 1 (0.85%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 1 (0.85%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.85%) OpenSSH
9 1 (0.85%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.85%) Squid
9 1 (0.85%) qmail
9 1 (0.85%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 18 (15.25%) Cisco CUCM
2 14 (11.86%) Cisco UCCX
2 14 (11.86%) Cisco UCCE
3 8 (6.78%) WSUS
4 2 (1.69%) SCCM
4 2 (1.69%) SCOM
4 2 (1.69%) CA Spectrum
5 1 (0.85%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.85%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.85%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.85%) OpenView
5 1 (0.85%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (0.85%) ARCserve
5 1 (0.85%) DameWare
5 1 (0.85%) OVSD
5 1 (0.85%) Nessus
Vendors
1 97 (82.20%) Cisco
2 43 (36.44%) Juniper
3 31 (26.27%) F5
4 21 (17.80%) Blue Coat
5 17 (14.41%) Citrix
6 16 (13.56%) Microsoft
7 13 (11.02%) VMware
8 10 (8.47%) McAfee
8 10 (8.47%) Nokia
9 5 (4.24%) Websense
9 5 (4.24%) Sourcefire
10 4 (3.39%) Speakerbus
10 4 (3.39%) Fortinet
10 4 (3.39%) HP
10 4 (3.39%) Dell
11 3 (2.54%) TippingPoint
11 3 (2.54%) Riverbed
11 3 (2.54%) NetApp
11 3 (2.54%) Infoblox
12 2 (1.69%) Becrypt
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