The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of CheckPoint products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CheckPoint over the 3 months to 24 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 England 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CheckPoint
Rank 213 288 209
Rank change year-on-year
+75 -79
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 474 282 487
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.96% 0.61% 0.92%
As % of the Vendors category 2.11% 1.30% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 157 242
Average daily rate
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£375 £343 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.48% -8.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 2 29
Average hourly rate £25.50 £17.25 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.82% -40.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.46 £17.05 £19.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £17.45 £35.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £16.50 £27.75
% change year-on-year
+127.27% -40.54%
Vendors Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
22413 21771 24524
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.39% 46.85% 46.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 12736 12141 12866
Average daily rate £388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1018 1120 1281
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +1.50%
CheckPoint
UK

CheckPoint
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

CheckPoint Jobs Demand Trend in England

CheckPoint
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

CheckPoint Daily Rate Trend in England

CheckPoint
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CheckPoint across the England region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014.

CheckPoint Daily Rate Histogram in England

CheckPoint
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

CheckPoint Hourly Rate Trend in England

CheckPoint
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CheckPoint across the England region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014.

CheckPoint Hourly Rate Histogram in England

CheckPoint
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 24 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
London +68 187 £400 +6.66% 62
South East +59 133 £350 +7.69% 37
West Midlands +2 34 £313 +4.16% 18
East of England -15 32 £320 -22.42% 13
South West -12 25 £183 -40.93% 9
Yorkshire -1 18 £401 +18.66% 14
North West +2 17 £255 -2.85% 8
East Midlands +7 14 £425 +32.81% 2
Midlands - - - -
CheckPoint
UK

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 710 (76.26%) Firewall
2 707 (75.94%) Cisco
3 367 (39.42%) Cisco Certification
4 289 (31.04%) Network Security
5 284 (30.50%) Juniper
6 270 (29.00%) CCNP
7 240 (25.78%) Cisco ASA
8 235 (25.24%) F5
9 227 (24.38%) Windows
10 223 (23.95%) LAN
10 223 (23.95%) WAN
11 194 (20.84%) OSPF
12 173 (18.58%) BGP
13 172 (18.47%) VPN
13 172 (18.47%) Blue Coat
14 156 (16.76%) ITIL
15 149 (16.00%) Finance
16 147 (15.79%) VMware
17 142 (15.25%) Microsoft
18 139 (14.93%) Cisco Nexus
19 136 (14.61%) DNS
20 126 (13.53%) Security Cleared
21 117 (12.57%) CCSE
22 115 (12.35%) Citrix
23 111 (11.92%) MPLS
24 108 (11.60%) Linux
25 105 (11.28%) Load Balancing
26 104 (11.17%) Active Directory
26 104 (11.17%) VMware Infrastructure
27 103 (11.06%) BIG-IP

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 63 (6.77%) MS Exchange
2 32 (3.44%) SharePoint
3 24 (2.58%) IIS
4 22 (2.36%) Apache
4 22 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2010
5 20 (2.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 15 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2007
7 13 (1.40%) Lync
8 8 (0.86%) WebLogic
8 8 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2013
9 7 (0.75%) WebSphere
10 6 (0.64%) CMS
10 6 (0.64%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (0.54%) IBM Notes
12 3 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2003
14 1 (0.11%) Office Communications Server
14 1 (0.11%) Tomcat
14 1 (0.11%) SharePoint Server
14 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 53 (5.69%) MS Excel
2 43 (4.62%) MS Office
3 24 (2.58%) MS Visio
4 17 (1.83%) MS Project
5 14 (1.50%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.11%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 5 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.32%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 3 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.11%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.75%) Office 365
2 3 (0.32%) SaaS
3 2 (0.21%) IaaS
4 1 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 710 (76.26%) Firewall
2 289 (31.04%) Network Security
3 240 (25.78%) Cisco ASA
4 223 (23.95%) LAN
4 223 (23.95%) WAN
5 194 (20.84%) OSPF
6 173 (18.58%) BGP
7 172 (18.47%) VPN
8 139 (14.93%) Cisco Nexus
9 136 (14.61%) DNS
10 111 (11.92%) MPLS
11 103 (11.06%) BIG-IP
12 101 (10.85%) Cisco IOS
13 100 (10.74%) Cisco PIX
14 96 (10.31%) VoIP
15 80 (8.59%) TCP/IP
16 77 (8.27%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 69 (7.41%) DHCP
18 68 (7.30%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
19 67 (7.20%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (3.44%) SQL Server
2 9 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (0.64%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (0.54%) Ingres
4 5 (0.54%) DB2
5 4 (0.43%) MySQL
6 3 (0.32%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (0.21%) Oracle OWB
7 2 (0.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.21%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.21%) Oracle Exadata
7 2 (0.21%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.21%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.11%) KDB
8 1 (0.11%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.11%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (0.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (0.32%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.11%) JMeter
3 1 (0.11%) JUnit
3 1 (0.11%) JIRA
General
1 149 (16.00%) Finance
2 100 (10.74%) Telecoms
3 86 (9.24%) Banking
4 27 (2.90%) Investment Banking
5 22 (2.36%) Retail
6 18 (1.93%) Back Office
7 15 (1.61%) Financial Institution
8 5 (0.54%) Legal
8 5 (0.54%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.43%) Advertising
9 4 (0.43%) Publishing
9 4 (0.43%) Local Government
10 3 (0.32%) French Language
10 3 (0.32%) German Language
10 3 (0.32%) Marketing
10 3 (0.32%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.32%) International Banking
10 3 (0.32%) Billing
10 3 (0.32%) Law
11 2 (0.21%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 301 (32.33%) Network Engineer
2 195 (20.95%) Security Engineer
3 147 (15.79%) Network Security Engineer
4 88 (9.45%) Analyst
5 66 (7.09%) Consultant
6 64 (6.87%) Firewall Engineer
7 61 (6.55%) Architect
8 55 (5.91%) Cisco Engineer
9 53 (5.69%) Network Consultant
10 51 (5.48%) Design Engineer
11 48 (5.16%) IP Engineer
12 42 (4.51%) Network Support
13 41 (4.40%) Network Specialist
14 40 (4.30%) Security Specialist
14 40 (4.30%) Support Engineer
15 36 (3.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 36 (3.87%) Security Consultant
16 34 (3.65%) Senior Network Engineer
17 33 (3.54%) Network Architect
17 33 (3.54%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (1.18%) CSS
1 11 (1.18%) .NET
2 6 (0.64%) Regular Expression
3 4 (0.43%) XML
4 2 (0.21%) SOAP
4 2 (0.21%) Web Services
4 2 (0.21%) WCF
4 2 (0.21%) WPF
5 1 (0.11%) wxWidgets
5 1 (0.11%) Silverlight
5 1 (0.11%) Reactive Extensions
5 1 (0.11%) Managed Extensibility Framework
5 1 (0.11%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.11%) Middleware
5 1 (0.11%) CORBA
5 1 (0.11%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.11%) COM
5 1 (0.11%) J2EE
5 1 (0.11%) WAP
5 1 (0.11%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 61 (6.55%) Thin Client
1 61 (6.55%) Fat Client
2 39 (4.19%) Management Information System
3 28 (3.01%) Blackberry
4 22 (2.36%) Clustering
5 19 (2.04%) NHS
6 14 (1.50%) Statistics
7 10 (1.07%) PKI
8 8 (0.86%) Cryptography
8 8 (0.86%) SecurID
9 7 (0.75%) Replication
10 4 (0.43%) Economics
10 4 (0.43%) Psychology
10 4 (0.43%) Open Source
10 4 (0.43%) Social Media
11 3 (0.32%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (0.32%) EqualLogic
11 3 (0.32%) PMI
11 3 (0.32%) CESG
12 2 (0.21%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 227 (24.38%) Windows
2 108 (11.60%) Linux
3 73 (7.84%) UNIX
4 71 (7.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 57 (6.12%) Windows Server 2003
6 37 (3.97%) Windows 7
7 24 (2.58%) Solaris
7 24 (2.58%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (1.61%) Windows XP
9 10 (1.07%) AIX
10 9 (0.97%) Windows 8
10 9 (0.97%) Windows 2000
11 8 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.54%) SUSE
13 4 (0.43%) VMS
13 4 (0.43%) Oracle Linux
14 3 (0.32%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (0.32%) NetWare
14 3 (0.32%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.11%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (16.76%) ITIL
2 105 (11.28%) Load Balancing
3 73 (7.84%) Network Design
4 67 (7.20%) Project Management
5 65 (6.98%) Network Management
6 62 (6.66%) Migration
7 58 (6.23%) PRINCE2
8 54 (5.80%) Service Management
9 42 (4.51%) E-Commerce
10 38 (4.08%) Change Control
11 37 (3.97%) Change Management
12 36 (3.87%) Security Architecture
13 31 (3.33%) Incident Management
13 31 (3.33%) Service Delivery
14 30 (3.22%) Risk Management
15 26 (2.79%) Network Architecture
16 23 (2.47%) Network Monitoring
16 23 (2.47%) Risk Assessment
17 22 (2.36%) Information Security
17 22 (2.36%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (5.59%) SQL
2 20 (2.15%) C
3 17 (1.83%) Perl
4 8 (0.86%) Java
4 8 (0.86%) Tcl
5 5 (0.54%) PowerShell
6 4 (0.43%) VBScript
6 4 (0.43%) VB
6 4 (0.43%) C#
7 3 (0.32%) Bash Shell
7 3 (0.32%) Ruby
8 2 (0.21%) Python
9 1 (0.11%) C-shell
9 1 (0.11%) Lisp
9 1 (0.11%) C++
9 1 (0.11%) PHP
9 1 (0.11%) Korn
Qualifications
1 367 (39.42%) Cisco Certification
2 270 (29.00%) CCNP
3 126 (13.53%) Security Cleared
4 117 (12.57%) CCSE
5 97 (10.42%) SC Cleared
6 92 (9.88%) CCIE
7 89 (9.56%) CISSP
8 86 (9.24%) CCNA
9 70 (7.52%) CCSA
10 39 (4.19%) CCSP
11 38 (4.08%) Check Point Certification
12 36 (3.87%) CCDP
13 31 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
14 22 (2.36%) CCVP
14 22 (2.36%) MCSE
15 21 (2.26%) Degree
16 20 (2.15%) ITIL Certification
17 19 (2.04%) CISM
18 15 (1.61%) MCSA
19 12 (1.29%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (4.08%) PCI DSS
2 35 (3.76%) SLA
3 17 (1.83%) QA
4 12 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.86%) COBIT
6 6 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.43%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.32%) JSP 440
8 3 (0.32%) GPG13
9 1 (0.11%) COSO
9 1 (0.11%) TickIT
9 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 1 (0.11%) WCAG
9 1 (0.11%) WAI
System Software
1 104 (11.17%) Active Directory
1 104 (11.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 36 (3.87%) Hyper-V
3 35 (3.76%) ProxySG
4 28 (3.01%) XenApp
5 21 (2.26%) vSphere
6 18 (1.93%) NLBS
7 17 (1.83%) Xen
8 16 (1.72%) Snort
9 12 (1.29%) ISA Server
10 11 (1.18%) VMware ESXi
11 10 (1.07%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 8 (0.86%) XenDesktop
13 7 (0.75%) UAG
14 5 (0.54%) Squid
14 5 (0.54%) VMware ESX
15 4 (0.43%) FreeRADIUS
16 3 (0.32%) XenServer
17 2 (0.21%) NFS
17 2 (0.21%) KVM
Systems Management
1 30 (3.22%) Cisco CUCM
2 28 (3.01%) FortiGate
3 23 (2.47%) Cisco UCCX
4 20 (2.15%) SCCM
5 19 (2.04%) Cisco UCCE
6 18 (1.93%) WSUS
7 17 (1.83%) SCOM
8 11 (1.18%) Norton AntiVirus
9 10 (1.07%) OpenView
9 10 (1.07%) WhatsUp Gold
10 9 (0.97%) CiscoWorks
11 6 (0.64%) OVSD
11 6 (0.64%) DameWare
12 5 (0.54%) CA Spectrum
12 5 (0.54%) SCOrch
13 3 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
13 3 (0.32%) CORE IMPACT
13 3 (0.32%) McAfee ePO
13 3 (0.32%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 3 (0.32%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 707 (75.94%) Cisco
2 284 (30.50%) Juniper
3 235 (25.24%) F5
4 172 (18.47%) Blue Coat
5 147 (15.79%) VMware
6 142 (15.25%) Microsoft
7 115 (12.35%) Citrix
8 78 (8.38%) HP
9 71 (7.63%) McAfee
10 61 (6.55%) Nokia
11 37 (3.97%) Fortinet
12 34 (3.65%) Infoblox
13 33 (3.54%) Websense
14 31 (3.33%) Oracle
15 29 (3.11%) Avaya
16 28 (3.01%) Sourcefire
17 27 (2.90%) Symantec
18 25 (2.69%) Imperva
18 25 (2.69%) Dell
19 20 (2.15%) Nortel
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: MARKET RATES
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Jumar
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
Thebes IT
Posted: Yesterday
Altrincham, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £230 - £280 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Rate: £275 - £375 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Arrows Group
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
TEKsystems
Posted: 3 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
LEXSTRA
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £400 - £500
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 6 days ago