The table below looks at the statistics 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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CheckPoint
Rank 197 272 265
Rank change year-on-year
+75 -7
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 568 330 334
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.09% 0.69% 0.71%
As % of the Vendors category 2.44% 1.51% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 359 182 169
Average daily rate
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£374 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.64% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £242 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £498 £454
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 12
Average hourly rate £33.50 £27.75 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.72% +15.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.70 £13.70 £18.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.25 £37.50 £47.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £27.75 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+39.63% +6.73%
CheckPoint
UK

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

Vendors Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
23262 21920 22222
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 44.60% 46.10% 47.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 13976 12781 11849
Average daily rate £388 £390 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.64% +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1156 1108 1231
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.56 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.43 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.40%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 21 November 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
London +118 274 £400 - 67
South East +29 131 £375 +4.16% 36
South West -17 38 £215 +22.85% 6
North West -19 29 £330 -21.42% 9
East of England -10 25 £375 +17.18% 10
West Midlands -11 23 £400 -0.62% 15
East Midlands +9 16 £325 -18.75% 8
Yorkshire -6 16 £401 +18.22% 13
North East -27 10 £347 -
Midlands 0 2 - - 1
CheckPoint
UK

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 900 (80.57%) Firewall
2 893 (79.95%) Cisco
3 434 (38.85%) Cisco Certification
4 327 (29.27%) Juniper
5 326 (29.19%) WAN
6 323 (28.92%) LAN
7 303 (27.13%) F5
8 298 (26.68%) Network Security
9 289 (25.87%) CCNP
10 278 (24.89%) Cisco ASA
11 270 (24.17%) OSPF
12 257 (23.01%) VPN
13 252 (22.56%) Windows
14 250 (22.38%) BGP
15 202 (18.08%) ITIL
16 198 (17.73%) Finance
17 194 (17.37%) Blue Coat
18 187 (16.74%) Cisco Nexus
19 174 (15.58%) VMware
20 173 (15.49%) Microsoft
21 172 (15.40%) Load Balancing
22 170 (15.22%) CCNA
22 170 (15.22%) DNS
23 163 (14.59%) MPLS
24 147 (13.16%) Telecoms
25 137 (12.26%) TCP/IP
26 135 (12.09%) Security Cleared
27 134 (12.00%) HP
28 126 (11.28%) SAN
29 121 (10.83%) Citrix

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 79 (7.07%) MS Exchange
2 61 (5.46%) SharePoint
3 35 (3.13%) IIS
4 32 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
5 28 (2.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 23 (2.06%) Lync
7 22 (1.97%) Apache
8 19 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2007
9 17 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2013
10 8 (0.72%) WebSphere
11 7 (0.63%) WebLogic
12 5 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
13 4 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2003
14 3 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
15 1 (0.090%) SharePoint Server
15 1 (0.090%) OpenStack
15 1 (0.090%) IBM HTTP Server
15 1 (0.090%) JBoss
15 1 (0.090%) IBM Notes
15 1 (0.090%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 80 (7.16%) MS Excel
2 52 (4.66%) MS Office
3 31 (2.78%) MS Visio
4 17 (1.52%) MS PowerPoint
5 16 (1.43%) MS Project
6 3 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.090%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 7 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.27%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (0.18%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.18%) RMDS
5 1 (0.090%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.45%) Office 365
2 4 (0.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.18%) IaaS
4 1 (0.090%) SaaS
4 1 (0.090%) PaaS
4 1 (0.090%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 900 (80.57%) Firewall
2 326 (29.19%) WAN
3 323 (28.92%) LAN
4 298 (26.68%) Network Security
5 278 (24.89%) Cisco ASA
6 270 (24.17%) OSPF
7 257 (23.01%) VPN
8 250 (22.38%) BGP
9 187 (16.74%) Cisco Nexus
10 170 (15.22%) DNS
11 163 (14.59%) MPLS
12 137 (12.26%) TCP/IP
13 126 (11.28%) SAN
14 115 (10.30%) Cisco PIX
15 104 (9.31%) Internet
15 104 (9.31%) Wireless
15 104 (9.31%) VLAN
16 98 (8.77%) IPsec
17 95 (8.50%) EIGRP
18 92 (8.24%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (4.39%) SQL Server
2 17 (1.52%) DB2
3 11 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (0.45%) MS Access
5 4 (0.36%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (0.27%) Oracle OWB
6 3 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.27%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (0.27%) MySQL
7 1 (0.090%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.090%) Big Data
7 1 (0.090%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.090%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 6 (0.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 6 (0.54%) MSI
2 3 (0.27%) Metasploit
3 2 (0.18%) JIRA
4 1 (0.090%) Introscope
General
1 198 (17.73%) Finance
2 147 (13.16%) Telecoms
3 90 (8.06%) Banking
4 39 (3.49%) Retail
5 29 (2.60%) Investment Banking
6 16 (1.43%) Financial Institution
6 16 (1.43%) Back Office
7 14 (1.25%) Legal
8 10 (0.90%) Spanish Language
9 7 (0.63%) Advertising
10 6 (0.54%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.45%) Law
11 5 (0.45%) Multimedia
11 5 (0.45%) Billing
12 3 (0.27%) Marketing
13 2 (0.18%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.18%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.18%) Publishing
14 1 (0.090%) International Banking
14 1 (0.090%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 406 (36.35%) Network Engineer
2 179 (16.03%) Security Engineer
3 131 (11.73%) Network Security Engineer
4 102 (9.13%) Analyst
5 82 (7.34%) Design Engineer
6 80 (7.16%) Consultant
7 67 (6.00%) Firewall Engineer
8 64 (5.73%) IP Engineer
9 62 (5.55%) Architect
10 59 (5.28%) Senior Network Engineer
11 54 (4.83%) Cisco Engineer
11 54 (4.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 41 (3.67%) Network Consultant
12 41 (3.67%) Network Support
13 40 (3.58%) Security Consultant
13 40 (3.58%) Network Analyst
14 39 (3.49%) Support Engineer
15 37 (3.31%) Cisco Network Engineer
16 33 (2.95%) Project Manager
17 32 (2.86%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (2.51%) CSS
2 19 (1.70%) Regular Expression
3 16 (1.43%) .NET
4 7 (0.63%) WAP
4 7 (0.63%) Middleware
5 5 (0.45%) XML
6 4 (0.36%) CGI
7 3 (0.27%) MSMQ
7 3 (0.27%) WCF
8 2 (0.18%) WPF
8 2 (0.18%) Silverlight
8 2 (0.18%) LINQ
8 2 (0.18%) Reactive Extensions
8 2 (0.18%) Managed Extensibility Framework
8 2 (0.18%) Rendezvous
8 2 (0.18%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.18%) SOAP
8 2 (0.18%) Web Services
9 1 (0.090%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 75 (6.71%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (4.03%) Thin Client
2 45 (4.03%) Fat Client
3 42 (3.76%) Blackberry
4 31 (2.78%) Management Information System
5 29 (2.60%) Clustering
6 25 (2.24%) SecurID
6 25 (2.24%) PKI
7 18 (1.61%) NHS
8 13 (1.16%) Replication
9 12 (1.07%) Visualisation
9 12 (1.07%) User Experience
10 10 (0.90%) CESG
11 9 (0.81%) Cryptography
12 8 (0.72%) Mobile App
13 7 (0.63%) Hedge funds
13 7 (0.63%) Video Conferencing
13 7 (0.63%) Computer Science
14 6 (0.54%) Statistics
14 6 (0.54%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 252 (22.56%) Windows
2 105 (9.40%) Linux
3 79 (7.07%) Windows Server 2008
4 76 (6.80%) UNIX
5 60 (5.37%) Windows Server 2003
6 58 (5.19%) Solaris
7 46 (4.12%) Windows Server 2012
8 38 (3.40%) Windows 7
9 27 (2.42%) Windows XP
10 23 (2.06%) AIX
11 20 (1.79%) Oracle Linux
12 18 (1.61%) Windows 8
13 17 (1.52%) SUSE
14 11 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 6 (0.54%) Windows 2000
16 5 (0.45%) Windows 2000 Server
17 3 (0.27%) Mac OS X
18 2 (0.18%) Android
18 2 (0.18%) VMS
18 2 (0.18%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 202 (18.08%) ITIL
2 172 (15.40%) Load Balancing
3 105 (9.40%) Network Design
4 92 (8.24%) Network Management
5 89 (7.97%) Migration
6 83 (7.43%) Project Management
7 72 (6.45%) Service Management
8 71 (6.36%) Change Control
9 69 (6.18%) Change Management
10 65 (5.82%) Network Monitoring
11 58 (5.19%) Network Architecture
12 50 (4.48%) Information Security
13 45 (4.03%) PRINCE2
14 41 (3.67%) Risk Management
15 38 (3.40%) Service Delivery
16 35 (3.13%) Risk Assessment
16 35 (3.13%) Incident Management
16 35 (3.13%) Kalman Filter
16 35 (3.13%) Mentoring
17 32 (2.86%) Dependency Management
Programming Languages
1 68 (6.09%) SQL
2 17 (1.52%) Perl
2 17 (1.52%) PowerShell
3 11 (0.98%) C
3 11 (0.98%) VBScript
3 11 (0.98%) VB
4 8 (0.72%) Tcl
5 7 (0.63%) Java
6 4 (0.36%) C#
7 2 (0.18%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.18%) Ruby
7 2 (0.18%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 434 (38.85%) Cisco Certification
2 289 (25.87%) CCNP
3 170 (15.22%) CCNA
4 135 (12.09%) Security Cleared
5 112 (10.03%) CCSE
6 103 (9.22%) CCIE
7 96 (8.59%) SC Cleared
8 87 (7.79%) CISSP
9 80 (7.16%) CCSA
10 49 (4.39%) CCSP
11 44 (3.94%) Degree
12 41 (3.67%) Check Point Certification
13 33 (2.95%) CCDP
14 30 (2.69%) CISM
15 27 (2.42%) Microsoft Certification
16 25 (2.24%) ITIL Certification
17 19 (1.70%) MCSE
17 19 (1.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 16 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 16 (1.43%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (3.85%) SLA
2 37 (3.31%) PCI DSS
3 20 (1.79%) QA
4 13 (1.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 9 (0.81%) JSP 440
6 4 (0.36%) COBIT
7 3 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.27%) GPG13
8 1 (0.090%) WCAG
8 1 (0.090%) WAI
8 1 (0.090%) BS15000
8 1 (0.090%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 113 (10.12%) Active Directory
2 95 (8.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 72 (6.45%) ProxySG
4 56 (5.01%) vSphere
5 50 (4.48%) Hyper-V
6 34 (3.04%) XenApp
6 34 (3.04%) VMware ESXi
7 26 (2.33%) Snort
8 18 (1.61%) NLBS
8 18 (1.61%) FreeRADIUS
9 16 (1.43%) Xen
10 14 (1.25%) VMware ESX
10 14 (1.25%) Firmware
11 10 (0.90%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 9 (0.81%) Terminal Services
12 9 (0.81%) ISA Server
13 8 (0.72%) XenDesktop
14 4 (0.36%) XenServer
15 3 (0.27%) Squid
15 3 (0.27%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 28 (2.51%) SCCM
2 27 (2.42%) FortiGate
2 27 (2.42%) CA Spectrum
3 24 (2.15%) Cisco CUCM
4 20 (1.79%) WSUS
5 15 (1.34%) OpenView
6 14 (1.25%) CiscoWorks
6 14 (1.25%) WhatsUp Gold
7 13 (1.16%) OPNET
7 13 (1.16%) Cisco Prime
8 12 (1.07%) SCOM
9 9 (0.81%) SCOrch
10 8 (0.72%) Cisco UCCE
10 8 (0.72%) Cisco UCCX
11 7 (0.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 7 (0.63%) Netcool
12 6 (0.54%) SolarWinds Orion
12 6 (0.54%) EdgeSight
13 5 (0.45%) McAfee ePO
14 4 (0.36%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 893 (79.95%) Cisco
2 327 (29.27%) Juniper
3 303 (27.13%) F5
4 194 (17.37%) Blue Coat
5 174 (15.58%) VMware
6 173 (15.49%) Microsoft
7 134 (12.00%) HP
8 121 (10.83%) Citrix
9 120 (10.74%) Nokia
10 88 (7.88%) Fortinet
11 53 (4.74%) Oracle
11 53 (4.74%) SolarWinds
12 49 (4.39%) Nortel
12 49 (4.39%) McAfee
13 47 (4.21%) Sourcefire
14 42 (3.76%) Riverbed
15 40 (3.58%) Websense
16 33 (2.95%) CA
17 31 (2.78%) Dell
17 31 (2.78%) IBM
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