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 5 March 2015 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CheckPoint
Rank 176 233 300
Rank change year-on-year
+57 +67
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 569 382 224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.21% 0.84% 0.56%
As % of the Vendors category 2.66% 1.84% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 344 224 134
Average daily rate
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£390 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £237 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
+10.71% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 4
Average hourly rate £45.00 £27.88 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.43% -34.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.75 £20.50 £21.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £91.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £41.44 £47.50
% change year-on-year
+8.59% -12.76%
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
21409 20707 18382
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.46% 45.41% 45.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 12440 11590 10051
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 880 909 1100
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 £11.50 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £39.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.68
% change year-on-year
- -6.31%

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 5 March 2015.

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
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 5 March 2015. 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 +10 176 £413 +10.00% 50
South East +43 175 £375 +7.14% 31
Yorkshire +10 58 £401 +23.23% 20
North West +21 55 £399 +30.20% 17
South West +1 32 £355 +36.53% 15
West Midlands -2 30 £420 +20.00% 15
East of England +9 19 £400 +8.10% 11
East Midlands +13 13 £313 - 2
North East +11 7 £363 -
CheckPoint
UK

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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.

1 959 (82.74%) Cisco
2 869 (74.98%) Firewall
3 460 (39.69%) Cisco Certification
4 425 (36.67%) F5
5 365 (31.49%) Cisco ASA
6 359 (30.97%) CCNP
7 358 (30.89%) Juniper
8 317 (27.35%) WAN
9 314 (27.09%) OSPF
10 302 (26.06%) Network Security
11 297 (25.63%) LAN
12 283 (24.42%) Blue Coat
13 270 (23.30%) BGP
14 240 (20.71%) VPN
15 231 (19.93%) Windows
16 226 (19.50%) DNS
17 220 (18.98%) VMware
18 204 (17.60%) Finance
19 196 (16.91%) Cisco Nexus
20 183 (15.79%) MPLS
21 182 (15.70%) ITIL
22 176 (15.19%) Load Balancing
23 168 (14.50%) CCNA
24 163 (14.06%) Linux
25 159 (13.72%) Security Cleared
26 158 (13.63%) Citrix
27 147 (12.68%) Telecoms
27 147 (12.68%) VMware Infrastructure
27 147 (12.68%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
28 139 (11.99%) HP

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 38 (3.28%) MS Exchange
2 35 (3.02%) IIS
2 35 (3.02%) SharePoint
3 23 (1.98%) Apache
4 15 (1.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 15 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2010
5 13 (1.12%) Lync
6 12 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (0.60%) IBM Notes
7 7 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (0.35%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.26%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.17%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.17%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.086%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.086%) JBoss
11 1 (0.086%) Lotus Domino
11 1 (0.086%) SAS
11 1 (0.086%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 53 (4.57%) MS Excel
2 36 (3.11%) MS Office
3 27 (2.33%) MS Visio
4 15 (1.29%) MS PowerPoint
5 13 (1.12%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 13 (1.12%) RMDS
2 8 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.17%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.086%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.26%) PaaS
2 3 (0.26%) IaaS
3 2 (0.17%) SaaS
4 1 (0.086%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.086%) Office 365
4 1 (0.086%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 869 (74.98%) Firewall
2 365 (31.49%) Cisco ASA
3 317 (27.35%) WAN
4 314 (27.09%) OSPF
5 302 (26.06%) Network Security
6 297 (25.63%) LAN
7 270 (23.30%) BGP
8 240 (20.71%) VPN
9 226 (19.50%) DNS
10 196 (16.91%) Cisco Nexus
11 183 (15.79%) MPLS
12 147 (12.68%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 136 (11.73%) DHCP
14 132 (11.39%) Wireless
15 123 (10.61%) BIG-IP
16 109 (9.40%) EIGRP
17 108 (9.32%) Cisco IOS
18 107 (9.23%) TCP/IP
19 102 (8.80%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
20 101 (8.71%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (3.71%) SQL Server
2 11 (0.95%) DB2
3 10 (0.86%) Oracle Database
4 5 (0.43%) MS Access
4 5 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (0.35%) Relational Database
5 4 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (0.35%) MySQL
6 3 (0.26%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.17%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.17%) Big Data
7 2 (0.17%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.17%) OLTP
7 2 (0.17%) EDMS
8 1 (0.086%) DataStage
8 1 (0.086%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (0.35%) MSI
2 3 (0.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (0.17%) JIRA
4 1 (0.086%) Introscope
4 1 (0.086%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 204 (17.60%) Finance
2 147 (12.68%) Telecoms
3 78 (6.73%) Banking
4 27 (2.33%) Retail
5 21 (1.81%) Investment Banking
6 10 (0.86%) Legal
7 9 (0.78%) Law
8 8 (0.69%) Financial Institution
9 6 (0.52%) Back Office
10 4 (0.35%) Spanish Language
10 4 (0.35%) Marketing
10 4 (0.35%) Local Government
10 4 (0.35%) Multimedia
10 4 (0.35%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.35%) Advertising
11 2 (0.17%) French Language
11 2 (0.17%) German Language
11 2 (0.17%) Billing
11 2 (0.17%) Electronics
12 1 (0.086%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 419 (36.15%) Network Engineer
2 141 (12.17%) Security Engineer
3 128 (11.04%) Analyst
4 101 (8.71%) Network Security Engineer
5 99 (8.54%) Consultant
6 86 (7.42%) Architect
7 67 (5.78%) Network Analyst
7 67 (5.78%) Design Engineer
8 59 (5.09%) Senior Network Engineer
9 56 (4.83%) Network Consultant
9 56 (4.83%) Security Specialist
9 56 (4.83%) Network Specialist
10 52 (4.49%) IP Engineer
11 51 (4.40%) Security Analyst
12 47 (4.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 46 (3.97%) Network Support
14 44 (3.80%) Firewall Engineer
14 44 (3.80%) Network Security Specialist
15 43 (3.71%) Project Manager
16 41 (3.54%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (1.90%) CSS
2 15 (1.29%) Regular Expression
3 13 (1.12%) Rendezvous
4 11 (0.95%) Middleware
5 9 (0.78%) .NET
5 9 (0.78%) WAP
6 7 (0.60%) SOAP
6 7 (0.60%) Web Services
7 6 (0.52%) XML
8 5 (0.43%) WCF
9 4 (0.35%) CGI
10 3 (0.26%) MSMQ
11 2 (0.17%) LINQ
11 2 (0.17%) REST
11 2 (0.17%) Java EE
11 2 (0.17%) JSON
11 2 (0.17%) JSP
11 2 (0.17%) XSD
11 2 (0.17%) WSDL
12 1 (0.086%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 81 (6.99%) Analytical Skills
2 58 (5.00%) Thin Client
2 58 (5.00%) Fat Client
3 26 (2.24%) SecurID
4 24 (2.07%) Management Information System
5 21 (1.81%) Clustering
6 20 (1.73%) Replication
7 16 (1.38%) PKI
7 16 (1.38%) Blackberry
8 14 (1.21%) User Experience
9 12 (1.04%) Visualisation
9 12 (1.04%) NHS
10 10 (0.86%) Cryptography
11 9 (0.78%) Smart Meter
12 8 (0.69%) Celerra
12 8 (0.69%) Video Conferencing
13 6 (0.52%) Open Source
13 6 (0.52%) e-Health
14 5 (0.43%) Client/Server
14 5 (0.43%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 231 (19.93%) Windows
2 163 (14.06%) Linux
3 65 (5.61%) UNIX
4 53 (4.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 45 (3.88%) Solaris
6 39 (3.36%) Windows Server 2003
7 31 (2.67%) Windows 7
8 25 (2.16%) Windows Server 2012
9 22 (1.90%) VMS
10 18 (1.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 17 (1.47%) Windows XP
12 12 (1.04%) Oracle Linux
12 12 (1.04%) AIX
13 11 (0.95%) Windows 8
14 9 (0.78%) SUSE
15 6 (0.52%) Windows 2000
16 3 (0.26%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.26%) Windows 2000 Server
17 2 (0.17%) Mac OS
17 2 (0.17%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (15.70%) ITIL
2 176 (15.19%) Load Balancing
3 108 (9.32%) Migration
4 104 (8.97%) Project Management
5 86 (7.42%) Network Management
6 81 (6.99%) Network Design
7 79 (6.82%) Change Management
8 69 (5.95%) Network Architecture
9 64 (5.52%) E-Commerce
10 58 (5.00%) Network Monitoring
11 57 (4.92%) Service Management
12 53 (4.57%) Change Control
13 52 (4.49%) Service Delivery
14 49 (4.23%) Information Security
15 46 (3.97%) Risk Management
16 45 (3.88%) PRINCE2
17 40 (3.45%) Mentoring
18 39 (3.36%) Validation
19 38 (3.28%) Incident Management
20 35 (3.02%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 41 (3.54%) SQL
2 33 (2.85%) C
3 12 (1.04%) Perl
4 10 (0.86%) Shell Script
5 9 (0.78%) PowerShell
6 6 (0.52%) C#
7 4 (0.35%) VBScript
8 3 (0.26%) VB
8 3 (0.26%) Java
8 3 (0.26%) Python
9 1 (0.086%) Tcl
9 1 (0.086%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.086%) Ruby
9 1 (0.086%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.086%) R
Qualifications
1 460 (39.69%) Cisco Certification
2 359 (30.97%) CCNP
3 168 (14.50%) CCNA
4 159 (13.72%) Security Cleared
5 134 (11.56%) CCSE
6 125 (10.79%) SC Cleared
7 88 (7.59%) CISSP
8 86 (7.42%) CCIE
9 67 (5.78%) CCSA
10 45 (3.88%) Degree
11 37 (3.19%) CCSP
12 24 (2.07%) VCP4
13 22 (1.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 20 (1.73%) CCDP
14 20 (1.73%) Microsoft Certification
15 17 (1.47%) Check Point Certification
16 16 (1.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 15 (1.29%) CISM
18 14 (1.21%) JNCIS
19 13 (1.12%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (3.45%) PCI DSS
2 28 (2.42%) SLA
3 24 (2.07%) QA
4 16 (1.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 10 (0.86%) JSP 440
6 9 (0.78%) GPG13
7 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.17%) COBIT
8 1 (0.086%) BS15000
8 1 (0.086%) PMBOK
System Software
1 147 (12.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 102 (8.80%) Active Directory
3 71 (6.13%) vSphere
4 53 (4.57%) ProxySG
5 39 (3.36%) Hyper-V
6 33 (2.85%) XenApp
7 22 (1.90%) VMware ESX
8 21 (1.81%) XenServer
9 19 (1.64%) VMware ESXi
10 16 (1.38%) Snort
10 16 (1.38%) Terminal Services
11 10 (0.86%) XenDesktop
11 10 (0.86%) FreeRADIUS
11 10 (0.86%) Xen
12 9 (0.78%) Firmware
12 9 (0.78%) NLBS
13 8 (0.69%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 8 (0.69%) vCloud
13 8 (0.69%) Squid
14 7 (0.60%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 33 (2.85%) FortiGate
2 22 (1.90%) CiscoWorks
3 21 (1.81%) CA Spectrum
4 20 (1.73%) Cisco Prime
5 19 (1.64%) SCCM
6 14 (1.21%) OPNET
7 12 (1.04%) WhatsUp Gold
8 10 (0.86%) WSUS
8 10 (0.86%) Cisco CUCM
9 9 (0.78%) Netcool
10 8 (0.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 7 (0.60%) McAfee ePO
11 7 (0.60%) SolarWinds Orion
12 6 (0.52%) OpenView
13 5 (0.43%) Nagios
13 5 (0.43%) Puppet
13 5 (0.43%) DatAdvantage
14 4 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
14 4 (0.35%) SCOM
14 4 (0.35%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 959 (82.74%) Cisco
2 425 (36.67%) F5
3 358 (30.89%) Juniper
4 283 (24.42%) Blue Coat
5 220 (18.98%) VMware
6 158 (13.63%) Citrix
7 139 (11.99%) HP
8 138 (11.91%) Microsoft
9 118 (10.18%) Fortinet
10 101 (8.71%) Nokia
11 95 (8.20%) SolarWinds
12 76 (6.56%) Infoblox
13 73 (6.30%) McAfee
14 58 (5.00%) Riverbed
15 44 (3.80%) Oracle
15 44 (3.80%) Nortel
16 43 (3.71%) CA
17 40 (3.45%) Tufin
18 38 (3.28%) IBM
19 37 (3.19%) Imperva
London
LA International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + Market rate
Posted: 2 hours ago
Wiltshire
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £325.00 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day + NEG
Posted: 5 hours ago
Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350 Per Day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £280 to £320 per annum direct - no agency margin
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day + NEG
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Wiltshire
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £300 - £350 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £350 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Maidenhead
Streamline Connections
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
ComputAppoint
Rate: £MARKET RATES
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
iKonnect
Posted: 2 days ago
Richmond, Surrey
LEXSTRA
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per day + Neg
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £270 - £280 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Kelway Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £300 per day £300.00 Day Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Dorset
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago