The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of CheckPoint products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CheckPoint over the 3 months to 17 December 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CheckPoint
Rank 112 107 117
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +10
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 21 21 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.74% 0.86% 0.74%
As % of the Vendors category 1.59% 1.90% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 14
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £250 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £378 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.29% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.53 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+55.33% -43.66%
CheckPoint
England

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

Vendors Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1321 1107 1341
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 46.78% 45.42% 47.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 803 563 647
Average daily rate £350 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £138 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 150 162
Average hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% +21.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

CheckPoint
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

CheckPoint Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

CheckPoint
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

CheckPoint Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

CheckPoint
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CheckPoint across the East of England region over the 3 months to 17 December 2014.

CheckPoint Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

CheckPoint
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

CheckPoint Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

CheckPoint
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CheckPoint within the East of England region over the 3 months to 17 December 2014. 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
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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
Cambridgeshire -12 6 £325 +30.00% 1
Suffolk +2 5 £375 - 1
Hertfordshire +1 4 £350 -3.44% 1
Bedfordshire -21 3 £233 -41.87% 2
Essex - 2 £400 -
CheckPoint
England

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 42 (72.41%) Cisco
2 33 (56.90%) Firewall
3 25 (43.10%) Network Security
4 23 (39.66%) WAN
5 22 (37.93%) LAN
6 19 (32.76%) Microsoft
7 18 (31.03%) Cisco Certification
8 16 (27.59%) Windows
9 14 (24.14%) CCNP
9 14 (24.14%) Check Point Certification
10 13 (22.41%) Wireless
10 13 (22.41%) CCSA
11 12 (20.69%) VPN
11 12 (20.69%) Active Directory
11 12 (20.69%) CCSE
12 11 (18.97%) DNS
12 11 (18.97%) TCP/IP
13 10 (17.24%) Information Security
13 10 (17.24%) Penetration Testing
14 9 (15.52%) VMware
14 9 (15.52%) DHCP
14 9 (15.52%) MS Visio
14 9 (15.52%) HP
15 8 (13.79%) SQL
16 7 (12.07%) Linux
16 7 (12.07%) CCDP
16 7 (12.07%) Network Management
16 7 (12.07%) F5
16 7 (12.07%) Cisco Nexus
17 6 (10.34%) Cisco ASA

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 5 (8.62%) MS Exchange
1 5 (8.62%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (5.17%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.72%) Lotus Domino
4 1 (1.72%) IIS
4 1 (1.72%) Lync
Applications
1 9 (15.52%) MS Visio
2 4 (6.90%) MS Office
2 4 (6.90%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.72%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.72%) IaaS
1 1 (1.72%) PaaS
1 1 (1.72%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 33 (56.90%) Firewall
2 25 (43.10%) Network Security
3 23 (39.66%) WAN
4 22 (37.93%) LAN
5 13 (22.41%) Wireless
6 12 (20.69%) VPN
7 11 (18.97%) DNS
7 11 (18.97%) TCP/IP
8 9 (15.52%) DHCP
9 7 (12.07%) Cisco Nexus
10 6 (10.34%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (10.34%) SAN
10 6 (10.34%) VoIP
11 5 (8.62%) BGP
11 5 (8.62%) IPsec
12 4 (6.90%) OSPF
13 3 (5.17%) SSL
13 3 (5.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 3 (5.17%) SSH
13 3 (5.17%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.62%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.72%) MySQL
2 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 2 (3.45%) Retail
1 2 (3.45%) Telecoms
1 2 (3.45%) Finance
2 1 (1.72%) Banking
2 1 (1.72%) Investment Banking
2 1 (1.72%) Retail Banking
2 1 (1.72%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 21 (36.21%) Network Engineer
2 11 (18.97%) Security Specialist
2 11 (18.97%) Security Engineer
2 11 (18.97%) Network Security Engineer
3 10 (17.24%) Testing Specialist
4 7 (12.07%) Consultant
5 5 (8.62%) Security Consultant
5 5 (8.62%) Network Consultant
5 5 (8.62%) Network Security Consultant
5 5 (8.62%) Network Support
6 3 (5.17%) Support Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (5.17%) Technical Support
6 3 (5.17%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (5.17%) Administrator
7 2 (3.45%) Firewall Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) Network Security Specialist
7 2 (3.45%) Network Specialist
7 2 (3.45%) Telecoms Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) Wintel Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.62%) .NET
2 3 (5.17%) MSMQ
3 1 (1.72%) CGI
3 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.72%) WCF
3 1 (1.72%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.34%) PKI
2 5 (8.62%) Blackberry
3 4 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.17%) Client/Server
4 3 (5.17%) CLARiiON
4 3 (5.17%) Clustering
4 3 (5.17%) Replication
5 2 (3.45%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (3.45%) NHS
6 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.72%) e-Health
6 1 (1.72%) Statistics
6 1 (1.72%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 16 (27.59%) Windows
2 7 (12.07%) Linux
3 5 (8.62%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (8.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (6.90%) UNIX
5 3 (5.17%) Windows XP
5 3 (5.17%) Windows 2000 Server
5 3 (5.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (3.45%) Windows 7
6 2 (3.45%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (17.24%) Information Security
1 10 (17.24%) Penetration Testing
2 7 (12.07%) Network Management
3 6 (10.34%) Load Balancing
3 6 (10.34%) ITIL
4 4 (6.90%) Kalman Filter
4 4 (6.90%) Change Control
4 4 (6.90%) Project Management
4 4 (6.90%) E-Commerce
5 3 (5.17%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (5.17%) Service Management
5 3 (5.17%) Migration
5 3 (5.17%) Security Testing
5 3 (5.17%) Network Load Balancing
6 2 (3.45%) Time Management
6 2 (3.45%) Release Management
6 2 (3.45%) Mentoring
6 2 (3.45%) Service Delivery
6 2 (3.45%) Change Management
7 1 (1.72%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 8 (13.79%) SQL
2 3 (5.17%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.72%) C#
3 1 (1.72%) Java
Qualifications
1 18 (31.03%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (24.14%) CCNP
2 14 (24.14%) Check Point Certification
3 13 (22.41%) CCSA
4 12 (20.69%) CCSE
5 7 (12.07%) CCDP
6 4 (6.90%) CCNA
7 2 (3.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (1.72%) PMP
8 1 (1.72%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.72%) ISEB
8 1 (1.72%) CISSP
8 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.72%) A+ Certification
8 1 (1.72%) CCIE
8 1 (1.72%) MCP
8 1 (1.72%) MCSE
8 1 (1.72%) MCSA
8 1 (1.72%) CISM
8 1 (1.72%) MOS
System Software
1 12 (20.69%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.62%) vSphere
3 3 (5.17%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (5.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.72%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.72%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 5 (8.62%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (5.17%) Nagios
2 3 (5.17%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (5.17%) SCCM
2 3 (5.17%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (3.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (3.45%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.72%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.72%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (1.72%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 42 (72.41%) Cisco
2 19 (32.76%) Microsoft
3 9 (15.52%) VMware
3 9 (15.52%) HP
4 7 (12.07%) F5
5 5 (8.62%) Citrix
5 5 (8.62%) McAfee
6 4 (6.90%) Juniper
6 4 (6.90%) EMC
7 3 (5.17%) Oracle
7 3 (5.17%) Dell
7 3 (5.17%) Nokia
7 3 (5.17%) Symantec
7 3 (5.17%) Sophos
7 3 (5.17%) Websense
7 3 (5.17%) Clearswift
7 3 (5.17%) Sourcefire
8 2 (3.45%) Blue Coat
8 2 (3.45%) 3PAR
8 2 (3.45%) Lumension