The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of CheckPoint products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CheckPoint over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
CheckPoint
Rank 91 68 68
Rank change year-on-year
-23 0
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 5 14 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.35% 1.05% 0.44%
As % of the Vendors category 0.99% 3.63% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 1
Average daily rate £350 £325 £198
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +64.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £393 £350
% change year-on-year
-4.45% +12.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £32.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year
+36.71% -41.81%
CheckPoint
Scotland

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

Vendors Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
506 386 387
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 35.73% 29.00% 33.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 198 200
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 7
Average hourly rate £39.00 £21.64 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.26% +116.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+32.35% +3.03%

CheckPoint
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

CheckPoint Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

CheckPoint
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

CheckPoint Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

CheckPoint
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

CheckPoint Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 13 (100.00%) Firewall
2 12 (92.31%) Cisco
2 12 (92.31%) Cisco ASA
3 10 (76.92%) CCNA
3 10 (76.92%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (69.23%) Network Security
5 6 (46.15%) FortiGate
5 6 (46.15%) Data Centre
5 6 (46.15%) CCIE
5 6 (46.15%) CCNP
5 6 (46.15%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (46.15%) CCSA
5 6 (46.15%) Blue Coat
6 5 (38.46%) Finance
7 4 (30.77%) TCP/IP
8 3 (23.08%) Service Management
9 2 (15.38%) Fortinet
9 2 (15.38%) NAS
9 2 (15.38%) SolarWinds
9 2 (15.38%) LAN
9 2 (15.38%) WAN
9 2 (15.38%) Network Design
9 2 (15.38%) VMware
9 2 (15.38%) SAN
9 2 (15.38%) OSPF
10 1 (7.69%) Project Management
10 1 (7.69%) Firmware
10 1 (7.69%) ISA Server
10 1 (7.69%) Sourcefire
10 1 (7.69%) Intrusion Detection

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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.

Communications & Networking
1 13 (100.00%) Firewall
2 12 (92.31%) Cisco ASA
3 9 (69.23%) Network Security
4 4 (30.77%) TCP/IP
5 2 (15.38%) LAN
5 2 (15.38%) NAS
5 2 (15.38%) OSPF
5 2 (15.38%) SAN
5 2 (15.38%) WAN
6 1 (7.69%) Ethernet
6 1 (7.69%) FWSM
6 1 (7.69%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (7.69%) SNMP
6 1 (7.69%) VoIP
6 1 (7.69%) VPN
General
1 5 (38.46%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Check Point Consultant
1 6 (46.15%) Consultant
1 6 (46.15%) Firewall Consultant
1 6 (46.15%) Firewall Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Network Specialist
3 2 (15.38%) Network Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Network Security Specialist
3 2 (15.38%) Security Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Network Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Firewall Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Firewall Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Security Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) VMware Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) WAN Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.69%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
1 1 (7.69%) Unix
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
1 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (23.08%) Service Management
3 2 (15.38%) Network Design
4 1 (7.69%) High Availability
4 1 (7.69%) ITIL
4 1 (7.69%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 10 (76.92%) CCNA
1 10 (76.92%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (46.15%) CCIE
2 6 (46.15%) CCNP
2 6 (46.15%) CCSA
3 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Firmware
1 1 (7.69%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 6 (46.15%) FortiGate
2 1 (7.69%) Proventia
Vendors
1 12 (92.31%) Cisco
2 6 (46.15%) Blue Coat
3 2 (15.38%) Fortinet
3 2 (15.38%) SolarWinds
3 2 (15.38%) VMware
4 1 (7.69%) Avaya
4 1 (7.69%) IBM
4 1 (7.69%) Imperva
4 1 (7.69%) Sourcefire