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 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 70 70 53
Rank change year-on-year
0 -17
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 18 6 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.23% 0.49% 1.45%
As % of the Vendors category 4.28% 1.39% 3.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 3
Average daily rate
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£400 - £335
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%
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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
421 431 346
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 28.74% 35.24% 38.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 221 134
Average daily rate £400 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 7
Average hourly rate £15.77 £16.75 £12.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.85% +36.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.17 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.60 £154.50 £23.75
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 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

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

CheckPoint Daily Rate Histogram 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 17 December 2014, 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 9 (47.37%) XML
1 9 (47.37%) Ab Initio
2 8 (42.11%) Firewall
2 8 (42.11%) UNIX
3 6 (31.58%) Cisco
3 6 (31.58%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (26.32%) Finance
4 5 (26.32%) Fortinet
4 5 (26.32%) F5
5 4 (21.05%) FortiGate
5 4 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (21.05%) VMware
5 4 (21.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (21.05%) JBoss
5 4 (21.05%) Juniper
5 4 (21.05%) Nokia
5 4 (21.05%) EMC
5 4 (21.05%) NetScreen
6 3 (15.79%) RHCE
6 3 (15.79%) Red Hat
6 3 (15.79%) Apache
6 3 (15.79%) Tomcat
6 3 (15.79%) LDAP
6 3 (15.79%) ETL
6 3 (15.79%) Linux
6 3 (15.79%) BIG-IP
6 3 (15.79%) JNCIA
6 3 (15.79%) Load Balancing
6 3 (15.79%) Clustering
6 3 (15.79%) CCSA

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (21.05%) JBoss
2 3 (15.79%) Apache
2 3 (15.79%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 8 (42.11%) Firewall
2 6 (31.58%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (21.05%) NetScreen
4 3 (15.79%) LDAP
4 3 (15.79%) BIG-IP
5 2 (10.53%) Network Security
6 1 (5.26%) LAN
6 1 (5.26%) Ethernet
6 1 (5.26%) VPN
6 1 (5.26%) MPLS
6 1 (5.26%) Cisco PIX
6 1 (5.26%) Wireless
General
1 5 (26.32%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Developer
1 9 (47.37%) Ab Initio Developer
2 4 (21.05%) Administrator
3 3 (15.79%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (15.79%) Network Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Linux Administrator
4 2 (10.53%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Support
5 1 (5.26%) Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Security Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Support Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Network Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Implementation Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (47.37%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Clustering
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (42.11%) UNIX
2 4 (21.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (15.79%) Linux
4 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.79%) ETL
1 3 (15.79%) Load Balancing
1 3 (15.79%) Asset Management
2 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (10.53%) Data Security
2 2 (10.53%) Supplier Management
2 2 (10.53%) ITIL
3 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (5.26%) Investment Management
3 1 (5.26%) Problem Management
3 1 (5.26%) Technical Architecture
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) RHCE
1 3 (15.79%) JNCIA
1 3 (15.79%) CCSA
2 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) UAG
2 1 (5.26%) Squid
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) FortiGate
2 1 (5.26%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) Ab Initio
2 6 (31.58%) Cisco
3 5 (26.32%) Fortinet
3 5 (26.32%) F5
4 4 (21.05%) VMware
4 4 (21.05%) Juniper
4 4 (21.05%) Nokia
4 4 (21.05%) EMC
5 3 (15.79%) Red Hat
6 1 (5.26%) Oracle
6 1 (5.26%) McAfee
6 1 (5.26%) Avaya
6 1 (5.26%) SolarWinds
6 1 (5.26%) Imperva