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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CheckPoint over the 3 months to 28 June 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.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
CheckPoint
Rank 217 206 241
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +35
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 574 573 429
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.16% 1.14% 0.89%
As % of the Vendors category 2.62% 2.56% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 373 359 244
Median daily rate £399 £365 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.43% +4.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £275 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 19 6
Median hourly rate £40.00 £28.75 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.13% +17.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.90 £18.92 £14.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.70 £42.52 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -12.69%
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
21939 22423 21523
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 44.41% 44.79% 44.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 13740 13453 12373
Median daily rate £405 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 737 1003 951
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.17 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £42.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.83 £18.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+12.59% +8.82%

CheckPoint
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing CheckPoint as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 June 2016.

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 28 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CheckPoint within the England region over the 3 months to 28 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -52 177 £450 +12.50% 44
South East +24 157 £388 -2.51% 20
South West +52 73 £375 +25.00% 4
West Midlands -49 44 £363 +6.61% 7
North West -10 42 £375 +15.38% 3
Yorkshire +18 37 £400 +4.15% 7
East of England +20 26 £363 +9.84% 7
East Midlands -8 9 £301 -24.87%
North East -73 5 £346 -5.78% 1
Midlands -5 1 £375 +17.18%
CheckPoint
UK

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing CheckPoint also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for CheckPoint.

1 870 (82.23%) Cisco
2 808 (76.37%) Firewall
3 418 (39.51%) Cisco Certification
4 373 (35.26%) Cisco ASA
5 340 (32.14%) WAN
6 323 (30.53%) LAN
7 316 (29.87%) Network Security
8 315 (29.77%) CCNP
9 309 (29.21%) Juniper
10 286 (27.03%) F5
11 218 (20.60%) VPN
12 206 (19.47%) Security Cleared
13 189 (17.86%) Wireless
14 187 (17.67%) CCNA
15 185 (17.49%) Finance
16 181 (17.11%) Cisco Nexus
17 176 (16.64%) Data Centre
18 175 (16.54%) SC Cleared
19 171 (16.16%) BGP
20 170 (16.07%) Windows
21 160 (15.12%) ITIL
22 154 (14.56%) TCP/IP
23 150 (14.18%) OSPF
24 146 (13.80%) DNS
25 144 (13.61%) Microsoft
26 143 (13.52%) VMware
27 137 (12.95%) MPLS
28 134 (12.67%) Blue Coat
29 133 (12.57%) Palo Alto
30 125 (11.81%) Fortinet

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 52 (4.91%) MS Exchange
2 29 (2.74%) Skype for Business
3 17 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (1.32%) IIS
4 14 (1.32%) MQSeries
5 12 (1.13%) WebLogic
6 11 (1.04%) SAS
7 10 (0.95%) SharePoint
8 6 (0.57%) JBoss
8 6 (0.57%) Tomcat
9 5 (0.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (0.38%) iPlanet
10 4 (0.38%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.28%) Apache
11 3 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2007
12 2 (0.19%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.095%) nginx
13 1 (0.095%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 49 (4.63%) MS Excel
2 33 (3.12%) MS Visio
3 30 (2.84%) MS Office
4 9 (0.85%) MS Project
5 8 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (0.76%) ProjectWise
6 1 (0.095%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (0.95%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.38%) BusinessWare
2 4 (0.38%) SAP R/3
3 3 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.095%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.095%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.095%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.095%) Summit
4 1 (0.095%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 25 (2.36%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (1.04%) Office 365
4 7 (0.66%) Mimecast
5 6 (0.57%) IaaS
6 5 (0.47%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.28%) PaaS
8 3 (0.28%) SaaS
9 2 (0.19%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.095%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 808 (76.37%) Firewall
2 373 (35.26%) Cisco ASA
3 340 (32.14%) WAN
4 323 (30.53%) LAN
5 316 (29.87%) Network Security
6 218 (20.60%) VPN
7 189 (17.86%) Wireless
8 181 (17.11%) Cisco Nexus
9 171 (16.16%) BGP
10 154 (14.56%) TCP/IP
11 150 (14.18%) OSPF
12 146 (13.80%) DNS
13 137 (12.95%) MPLS
14 120 (11.34%) VoIP
15 105 (9.92%) SSL
16 101 (9.55%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 80 (7.56%) DHCP
18 79 (7.47%) BIG-IP
19 70 (6.62%) EIGRP
20 61 (5.77%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (3.97%) SQL Server
2 15 (1.42%) Oracle Database
3 7 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (0.47%) DB2
4 5 (0.47%) Oracle Exadata
5 4 (0.38%) Data Mart
5 4 (0.38%) DB2 UDB
6 3 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (0.28%) Oracle OWB
7 2 (0.19%) Apache Hive
7 2 (0.19%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.19%) MySQL
7 2 (0.19%) QlikView
8 1 (0.095%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (0.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.095%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.095%) JIRA
2 1 (0.095%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (0.095%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.095%) Visual Studio
General
1 185 (17.49%) Finance
2 51 (4.82%) Telecoms
3 47 (4.44%) Banking
4 36 (3.40%) Retail
5 19 (1.80%) Legal
6 13 (1.23%) Manufacturing
7 8 (0.76%) Billing
8 7 (0.66%) Advertising
9 6 (0.57%) Investment Banking
9 6 (0.57%) Law
10 4 (0.38%) Back Office
10 4 (0.38%) Front Office
10 4 (0.38%) Local Government
10 4 (0.38%) Marketing
10 4 (0.38%) Military
10 4 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.38%) Publishing
11 3 (0.28%) Electronics
12 2 (0.19%) Automotive
12 2 (0.19%) Games
Job Titles
1 468 (44.23%) Network Engineer
2 147 (13.89%) Security Engineer
3 120 (11.34%) Cisco Engineer
4 109 (10.30%) Network Security Engineer
5 108 (10.21%) Analyst
6 104 (9.83%) Architect
7 102 (9.64%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 80 (7.56%) Senior Network Engineer
9 73 (6.90%) Firewall Engineer
10 63 (5.95%) Network Analyst
11 60 (5.67%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
12 55 (5.20%) Security Analyst
13 52 (4.91%) Consultant
14 48 (4.54%) Designer
15 46 (4.35%) Network Architect
16 40 (3.78%) Support Engineer
17 38 (3.59%) Network Support
18 36 (3.40%) Network Security Analyst
19 31 (2.93%) Network Specialist
19 31 (2.93%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (2.74%) 802.1X
2 20 (1.89%) CSS
3 13 (1.23%) Middleware
4 12 (1.13%) J2EE
5 10 (0.95%) SAML
6 5 (0.47%) Oracle Fusion
6 5 (0.47%) Web Services
7 4 (0.38%) MSMQ
7 4 (0.38%) OCX
7 4 (0.38%) Regular Expression
8 3 (0.28%) .NET
8 3 (0.28%) WAP
8 3 (0.28%) XML
9 1 (0.095%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 176 (16.64%) Data Centre
2 42 (3.97%) Analytical Skills
3 39 (3.69%) Management Information System
4 27 (2.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 21 (1.98%) PKI
6 17 (1.61%) RSA SecurID
7 14 (1.32%) iPad
8 12 (1.13%) Computer Science
9 11 (1.04%) User Experience
10 9 (0.85%) NHS
10 9 (0.85%) Security Operations Centre
11 8 (0.76%) Fat Client
11 8 (0.76%) iSeries
11 8 (0.76%) Thin Client
12 7 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (0.66%) Video Conferencing
12 7 (0.66%) Visualisation
13 6 (0.57%) Client/Server
13 6 (0.57%) FMCG
13 6 (0.57%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 170 (16.07%) Windows
2 113 (10.68%) Linux
3 80 (7.56%) Windows Server
4 48 (4.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 45 (4.25%) Windows 7
6 34 (3.21%) Unix
7 29 (2.74%) Windows Server 2003
8 26 (2.46%) Windows 8
9 19 (1.80%) Windows Server 2012
10 16 (1.51%) Solaris
11 13 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 11 (1.04%) Windows 10
13 9 (0.85%) AIX
14 8 (0.76%) Windows XP
15 4 (0.38%) zOS
16 2 (0.19%) Debian
17 1 (0.095%) Mac OS X
17 1 (0.095%) SUSE
17 1 (0.095%) Ubuntu
17 1 (0.095%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (15.12%) ITIL
2 88 (8.32%) Load Balancing
3 76 (7.18%) Network Design
4 74 (6.99%) Project Management
5 62 (5.86%) Change Control
6 61 (5.77%) Network Monitoring
7 54 (5.10%) Migration
8 50 (4.73%) Network Management
9 48 (4.54%) Change Management
10 44 (4.16%) Service Delivery
11 43 (4.06%) PRINCE2
12 41 (3.88%) Kalman Filter
12 41 (3.88%) Network Architecture
13 39 (3.69%) Information Security
13 39 (3.69%) SIEM
14 37 (3.50%) Service Management
15 34 (3.21%) ITIL V3
16 32 (3.02%) Risk Management
17 31 (2.93%) Programme Management
18 30 (2.84%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 50 (4.73%) SQL
2 30 (2.84%) Java
3 28 (2.65%) Python
4 24 (2.27%) PowerShell
5 22 (2.08%) Perl
6 18 (1.70%) Shell Script
7 11 (1.04%) VB
8 8 (0.76%) Lisp
9 5 (0.47%) C
9 5 (0.47%) C#
9 5 (0.47%) VBScript
10 2 (0.19%) Tcl
11 1 (0.095%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.095%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.095%) Korn
11 1 (0.095%) PHP
11 1 (0.095%) Ruby
11 1 (0.095%) VBA
Qualifications
1 418 (39.51%) Cisco Certification
2 315 (29.77%) CCNP
3 206 (19.47%) Security Cleared
4 187 (17.67%) CCNA
5 175 (16.54%) SC Cleared
6 90 (8.51%) CCSE
7 89 (8.41%) CCIE
8 57 (5.39%) CCSA
9 49 (4.63%) CISSP
10 44 (4.16%) Degree
11 39 (3.69%) Check Point Certification
12 37 (3.50%) CCDP
13 35 (3.31%) CISM
14 17 (1.61%) CCSP
15 14 (1.32%) CCDA
15 14 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
15 14 (1.32%) JNCIS
16 12 (1.13%) BPSS Clearance
16 12 (1.13%) CISA
17 11 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (4.25%) SLA
2 34 (3.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (1.70%) PCI DSS
4 15 (1.42%) QA
5 12 (1.13%) Disclosure Scotland
6 5 (0.47%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.19%) COBIT
8 2 (0.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.095%) GPG13
System Software
1 102 (9.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 90 (8.51%) Active Directory
3 41 (3.88%) VMware ESX
4 22 (2.08%) ProxySG
5 20 (1.89%) Virtual Machines
5 20 (1.89%) vSphere
6 11 (1.04%) XenApp
7 10 (0.95%) Samba
8 9 (0.85%) Hyper-V
9 8 (0.76%) Virtual Servers
9 8 (0.76%) XenDesktop
10 7 (0.66%) UAG
11 5 (0.47%) Snort
11 5 (0.47%) Terminal Services
11 5 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (0.47%) XenServer
12 4 (0.38%) ClearTrust
12 4 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
13 3 (0.28%) Firmware
14 2 (0.19%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 68 (6.43%) FortiGate
2 42 (3.97%) Cisco Prime
3 33 (3.12%) SCCM
4 18 (1.70%) Nagios
4 18 (1.70%) OPNET
5 13 (1.23%) SmoothWall
6 12 (1.13%) Puppet
7 9 (0.85%) Backup Exec
8 8 (0.76%) Cacti
8 8 (0.76%) OpenView
9 7 (0.66%) MIMEsweeper
9 7 (0.66%) Nessus
9 7 (0.66%) Norton AntiVirus
9 7 (0.66%) SmokePing
9 7 (0.66%) TrustSec
10 6 (0.57%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 6 (0.57%) QRadar
10 6 (0.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 6 (0.57%) WSUS
11 5 (0.47%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 870 (82.23%) Cisco
2 309 (29.21%) Juniper
3 286 (27.03%) F5
4 144 (13.61%) Microsoft
5 143 (13.52%) VMware
6 134 (12.67%) Blue Coat
7 133 (12.57%) Palo Alto
8 125 (11.81%) Fortinet
9 84 (7.94%) SolarWinds
10 76 (7.18%) HP
11 73 (6.90%) Nokia
12 71 (6.71%) Citrix
13 54 (5.10%) Oracle
14 51 (4.82%) Riverbed
15 47 (4.44%) Intel Security
16 46 (4.35%) Aruba
17 33 (3.12%) IBM
18 30 (2.84%) Avaya
19 29 (2.74%) CA
20 27 (2.55%) NetApp
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