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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CheckPoint
Rank 228 278 200
Rank change year-on-year
+50 -78
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 476 241 512
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.93% 0.56% 0.92%
As % of the Vendors category 2.02% 1.20% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 116 270
Average daily rate £375 £325 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -19.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £246 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £338
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -8.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 26
Average hourly rate £30.25 £21.56 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.28% -31.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.15 £19.63 £17.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £36.25 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.25 £19.63 £31.25
% change year-on-year
+54.14% -37.20%
Vendors Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
23526 20102 25414
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.83% 46.65% 45.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 13507 11052 13355
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £228
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 1049 1107 1255
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London +73 203 £400 +9.58% 36
South East +64 133 £350 +12.90% 26
West Midlands +5 33 £350 -4.76% 4
South West -4 33 £350 +16.66% 4
East of England -19 22 £345 -8.00% 7
Yorkshire -19 19 £401 +33.50% 8
North West -16 15 £275 +120.00% 3
East Midlands -17 8 - -
Midlands -2 1 £275 -11.29%
CheckPoint
UK

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 608 (75.43%) Cisco
2 597 (74.07%) Firewall
3 325 (40.32%) Cisco Certification
4 240 (29.78%) Juniper
5 231 (28.66%) CCNP
6 222 (27.54%) Cisco ASA
7 220 (27.30%) Network Security
8 214 (26.55%) WAN
9 202 (25.06%) Windows
10 201 (24.94%) F5
11 175 (21.71%) LAN
12 156 (19.35%) BGP
13 149 (18.49%) Blue Coat
14 148 (18.36%) VPN
15 145 (17.99%) OSPF
16 139 (17.25%) MPLS
16 139 (17.25%) Microsoft
17 132 (16.38%) ITIL
18 125 (15.51%) Cisco Nexus
19 123 (15.26%) Finance
20 121 (15.01%) VMware
21 114 (14.14%) Active Directory
22 112 (13.90%) DNS
23 104 (12.90%) Security Cleared
24 103 (12.78%) VoIP
25 99 (12.28%) Banking
26 92 (11.41%) HP
27 91 (11.29%) McAfee
28 89 (11.04%) TCP/IP
28 89 (11.04%) Linux

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 58 (7.20%) MS Exchange
2 34 (4.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 29 (3.60%) IIS
4 21 (2.61%) SharePoint
5 19 (2.36%) Apache
6 18 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2007
7 10 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2003
8 6 (0.74%) Lync
9 5 (0.62%) CMS
9 5 (0.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 5 (0.62%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.50%) IBM Notes
10 4 (0.50%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.25%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 2 (0.25%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.25%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.25%) Documentum
11 2 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.12%) Office Communications Server
12 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 32 (3.97%) MS Excel
2 18 (2.23%) MS Office
3 9 (1.12%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.62%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (0.99%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.25%) Tridion
4 1 (0.12%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.62%) Office 365
2 4 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.12%) SaaS
3 1 (0.12%) PaaS
3 1 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.12%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 597 (74.07%) Firewall
2 222 (27.54%) Cisco ASA
3 220 (27.30%) Network Security
4 214 (26.55%) WAN
5 175 (21.71%) LAN
6 156 (19.35%) BGP
7 148 (18.36%) VPN
8 145 (17.99%) OSPF
9 139 (17.25%) MPLS
10 125 (15.51%) Cisco Nexus
11 112 (13.90%) DNS
12 103 (12.78%) VoIP
13 89 (11.04%) TCP/IP
14 85 (10.55%) Cisco IOS
15 81 (10.05%) Cisco PIX
16 79 (9.80%) BIG-IP
17 69 (8.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 64 (7.94%) Wireless
19 60 (7.44%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
20 59 (7.32%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (3.35%) SQL Server
2 8 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (0.62%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (0.50%) DB2
4 4 (0.50%) Ingres
5 3 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (0.37%) MySQL
6 2 (0.25%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.12%) KDB
7 1 (0.12%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.12%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.12%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (0.87%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (0.37%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.12%) JIRA
3 1 (0.12%) JMeter
3 1 (0.12%) JUnit
General
1 123 (15.26%) Finance
2 99 (12.28%) Banking
3 64 (7.94%) Telecoms
4 32 (3.97%) Investment Banking
5 18 (2.23%) Back Office
6 12 (1.49%) Financial Institution
7 10 (1.24%) Retail
7 10 (1.24%) Legal
7 10 (1.24%) German Language
8 9 (1.12%) French Language
9 6 (0.74%) Japanese Language
9 6 (0.74%) Local Government
10 4 (0.50%) Italian Language
11 3 (0.37%) Advertising
11 3 (0.37%) Law
12 2 (0.25%) Front Office
12 2 (0.25%) Marketing
12 2 (0.25%) Billing
13 1 (0.12%) Publishing
13 1 (0.12%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 276 (34.24%) Network Engineer
2 156 (19.35%) Security Engineer
3 116 (14.39%) Analyst
4 101 (12.53%) Network Security Engineer
5 71 (8.81%) Architect
6 60 (7.44%) Security Analyst
7 55 (6.82%) Cisco Engineer
8 47 (5.83%) Network Architect
9 46 (5.71%) Network Support
10 44 (5.46%) Network Analyst
11 43 (5.33%) Support Engineer
12 41 (5.09%) Consultant
13 38 (4.71%) Firewall Engineer
14 33 (4.09%) Network Specialist
15 32 (3.97%) Senior Network Engineer
16 31 (3.85%) Network Support Engineer
16 31 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 30 (3.72%) Senior Analyst
18 29 (3.60%) Security Specialist
19 28 (3.47%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (2.98%) CSS
2 8 (0.99%) .NET
3 5 (0.62%) Web Services
4 4 (0.50%) XML
4 4 (0.50%) SOAP
5 3 (0.37%) Reactive Extensions
5 3 (0.37%) Managed Extensibility Framework
5 3 (0.37%) WCF
5 3 (0.37%) Silverlight
6 2 (0.25%) J2EE
7 1 (0.12%) wxWidgets
7 1 (0.12%) LAMP
7 1 (0.12%) Xerces
7 1 (0.12%) Xalan
7 1 (0.12%) XMPP
7 1 (0.12%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (0.12%) Middleware
7 1 (0.12%) CORBA
7 1 (0.12%) Classic ASP
7 1 (0.12%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 37 (4.59%) Thin Client
1 37 (4.59%) Fat Client
2 19 (2.36%) Management Information System
3 13 (1.61%) Statistics
4 11 (1.36%) e-Health
5 10 (1.24%) NHS
5 10 (1.24%) PKI
6 9 (1.12%) Blackberry
7 5 (0.62%) Clustering
7 5 (0.62%) Cryptography
7 5 (0.62%) SecurID
8 4 (0.50%) Mathematics
8 4 (0.50%) Social Media
9 3 (0.37%) CLARiiON
9 3 (0.37%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.37%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.25%) Firmware
10 2 (0.25%) Smartcard
10 2 (0.25%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.25%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 202 (25.06%) Windows
2 89 (11.04%) Linux
3 70 (8.68%) UNIX
4 60 (7.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 45 (5.58%) Windows Server 2003
6 31 (3.85%) Windows 7
7 17 (2.11%) Solaris
8 15 (1.86%) AIX
8 15 (1.86%) VMS
9 13 (1.61%) Windows XP
10 9 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (0.99%) Windows 2000
11 8 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.62%) CentOS
13 4 (0.50%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.50%) Debian
14 3 (0.37%) NetWare
15 2 (0.25%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.25%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.25%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (16.38%) ITIL
2 63 (7.82%) Load Balancing
3 55 (6.82%) Network Design
4 53 (6.58%) Project Management
5 49 (6.08%) Network Management
6 40 (4.96%) Service Management
7 38 (4.71%) Migration
8 36 (4.47%) Security Architecture
8 36 (4.47%) Change Management
8 36 (4.47%) PRINCE2
9 35 (4.34%) Problem Management
10 34 (4.22%) Incident Management
11 30 (3.72%) E-Commerce
12 27 (3.35%) Risk Management
13 26 (3.23%) Service Delivery
13 26 (3.23%) Network Monitoring
13 26 (3.23%) WAN Optimisation
14 24 (2.98%) Information Security
15 21 (2.61%) Root Cause Analysis
16 18 (2.23%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (5.33%) SQL
2 16 (1.99%) C
3 7 (0.87%) Java
3 7 (0.87%) Perl
4 4 (0.50%) C#
5 3 (0.37%) Python
6 2 (0.25%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.12%) C-shell
7 1 (0.12%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.12%) R
7 1 (0.12%) Ruby
7 1 (0.12%) Korn
7 1 (0.12%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.12%) Tcl
7 1 (0.12%) Lisp
7 1 (0.12%) PHP
7 1 (0.12%) C++
7 1 (0.12%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 325 (40.32%) Cisco Certification
2 231 (28.66%) CCNP
3 104 (12.90%) Security Cleared
4 84 (10.42%) CCNA
5 82 (10.17%) SC Cleared
6 79 (9.80%) CCIE
7 68 (8.44%) CCSE
8 60 (7.44%) CISSP
9 43 (5.33%) CCSA
10 32 (3.97%) CISM
11 28 (3.47%) Degree
12 27 (3.35%) CCDP
13 22 (2.73%) Microsoft Certification
14 21 (2.61%) CCSP
15 19 (2.36%) Check Point Certification
16 17 (2.11%) ITIL Certification
17 16 (1.99%) CCVP
18 15 (1.86%) MCSA
19 11 (1.36%) MCSE
20 9 (1.12%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (4.22%) SLA
2 19 (2.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (1.74%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.62%) QA
5 2 (0.25%) ISO 9000
5 2 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.12%) GPG13
6 1 (0.12%) COBIT
6 1 (0.12%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.12%) TickIT
6 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 114 (14.14%) Active Directory
2 83 (10.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (3.97%) ProxySG
4 17 (2.11%) XenApp
5 15 (1.86%) vSphere
6 12 (1.49%) ISA Server
6 12 (1.49%) Forefront TMG
7 10 (1.24%) UAG
8 9 (1.12%) Hyper-V
8 9 (1.12%) VMware ESX
9 8 (0.99%) Terminal Services
10 7 (0.87%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.50%) Squid
11 4 (0.50%) XenServer
11 4 (0.50%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.25%) Xen
12 2 (0.25%) NLBS
12 2 (0.25%) Snort
12 2 (0.25%) Samba
12 2 (0.25%) KVM
Systems Management
1 25 (3.10%) Cisco CUCM
2 22 (2.73%) CiscoWorks
3 21 (2.61%) Cisco UCCX
4 18 (2.23%) SCCM
5 16 (1.99%) Norton AntiVirus
5 16 (1.99%) NetBackup
5 16 (1.99%) Cisco UCCE
5 16 (1.99%) FortiGate
6 12 (1.49%) WSUS
6 12 (1.49%) SCOM
7 9 (1.12%) McAfee ePO
8 8 (0.99%) Backup Exec
9 7 (0.87%) Netcool
9 7 (0.87%) OpenView
10 5 (0.62%) CA Spectrum
10 5 (0.62%) OVSD
10 5 (0.62%) DameWare
11 4 (0.50%) SolarWinds Orion
12 2 (0.25%) WhatsUp Gold
13 1 (0.12%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 608 (75.43%) Cisco
2 240 (29.78%) Juniper
3 201 (24.94%) F5
4 149 (18.49%) Blue Coat
5 139 (17.25%) Microsoft
6 121 (15.01%) VMware
7 92 (11.41%) HP
8 91 (11.29%) McAfee
9 78 (9.68%) Citrix
10 53 (6.58%) Nokia
11 43 (5.33%) Fortinet
12 36 (4.47%) Symantec
13 35 (4.34%) SolarWinds
14 32 (3.97%) Avaya
15 31 (3.85%) Gemalto
16 29 (3.60%) Nortel
17 28 (3.47%) Cyber-Ark
18 26 (3.23%) Infoblox
19 25 (3.10%) Websense
20 23 (2.85%) Riverbed
South West London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £340 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Artemis Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Eames Consulting
Rate: From £550 to £650 per day Initial 6 month contract, very likely to ext
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum + NEG
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Progressive Recruitment
Posted: 12 days ago
Surrey
Progressive Recruitment
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Posted: 15 days ago
West Midlands
Jumar Solutions
Posted: 15 days ago
Sheffield
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum + NEG
Posted: 15 days ago
East Riding of Yorkshire
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum + £400
Posted: 18 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: NEG
Posted: 23 days ago
Gloucestershire
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum + NEGOTIABLE
Posted: 24 days ago
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 27 days ago