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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CheckPoint
Rank 197 197 291
Rank change year-on-year
0 +94
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 612 561 313
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.15% 1.11% 0.65%
As % of the Vendors category 2.61% 2.44% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 422 325 168
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £229 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £340
% change year-on-year
+10.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 3
Average hourly rate £27.00 £37.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.00% +120.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £21.84 £15.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.73 £42.00 £17.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £38.75 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-30.32% +134.84%
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
23413 22961 22201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 44.06% 45.63% 46.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 14134 13103 12594
Average daily rate £400 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £220 £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 1002 1014 1025
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.60% -4.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £37.50 £41.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

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 28 August 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
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 August 2015.

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 28 August 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 +25 265 £425 +1.19% 60
South East -6 161 £375 - 27
Yorkshire -7 39 £375 +25.00% 7
South West -2 36 £325 +78.08% 7
West Midlands -6 30 £320 +4.48% 10
North West -27 27 £350 +20.68% 7
East of England -11 26 £444 +38.67% 9
East Midlands -14 17 £325 -26.96% 4
North East -25 7 £500 +24.93%
Midlands - 4 £320 -
CheckPoint
UK

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 963 (80.45%) Cisco
2 888 (74.19%) Firewall
3 476 (39.77%) Cisco Certification
4 457 (38.18%) WAN
5 403 (33.67%) LAN
6 385 (32.16%) Juniper
7 369 (30.83%) F5
8 367 (30.66%) Cisco ASA
9 356 (29.74%) CCNP
10 319 (26.65%) Network Security
11 287 (23.98%) VPN
12 263 (21.97%) Windows
13 242 (20.22%) BGP
14 240 (20.05%) OSPF
15 239 (19.97%) MPLS
16 237 (19.80%) ITIL
17 225 (18.80%) Blue Coat
18 216 (18.05%) Data Centre
19 215 (17.96%) CCNA
20 189 (15.79%) Cisco Nexus
21 186 (15.54%) DNS
22 175 (14.62%) Load Balancing
23 171 (14.29%) Wireless
24 170 (14.20%) Finance
24 170 (14.20%) VMware
25 160 (13.37%) SSL
26 155 (12.95%) TCP/IP
27 153 (12.78%) Security Cleared
28 150 (12.53%) Linux
29 148 (12.36%) Citrix

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 84 (7.02%) MS Exchange
2 33 (2.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 26 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 16 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2013
4 16 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2007
5 15 (1.25%) IIS
6 14 (1.17%) SharePoint
7 10 (0.84%) WebSphere
7 10 (0.84%) Lync
8 8 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
9 5 (0.42%) MQSeries
10 4 (0.33%) SAS
10 4 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.25%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.25%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.17%) Apache
12 2 (0.17%) iPlanet
13 1 (0.084%) Exchange Server 2000
13 1 (0.084%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 69 (5.76%) MS Excel
2 59 (4.93%) MS Office
3 41 (3.43%) MS Visio
4 31 (2.59%) MS PowerPoint
5 19 (1.59%) MS Project
6 5 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (0.58%) RMDS
2 6 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.25%) SAP CCM
4 3 (0.25%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.17%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.17%) BusinessWare
5 2 (0.17%) SAP R/3
5 2 (0.17%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.17%) Primavera
6 1 (0.084%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.084%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (0.84%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (0.67%) PaaS
4 6 (0.50%) Office 365
5 5 (0.42%) SaaS
6 4 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.25%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.084%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 888 (74.19%) Firewall
2 457 (38.18%) WAN
3 403 (33.67%) LAN
4 367 (30.66%) Cisco ASA
5 319 (26.65%) Network Security
6 287 (23.98%) VPN
7 242 (20.22%) BGP
8 240 (20.05%) OSPF
9 239 (19.97%) MPLS
10 189 (15.79%) Cisco Nexus
11 186 (15.54%) DNS
12 171 (14.29%) Wireless
13 160 (13.37%) SSL
14 155 (12.95%) TCP/IP
15 138 (11.53%) BIG-IP
16 130 (10.86%) DHCP
17 124 (10.36%) IPsec
18 118 (9.86%) VoIP
19 105 (8.77%) VLAN
19 105 (8.77%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (1.67%) SQL Server
2 10 (0.84%) Oracle Database
3 8 (0.67%) Big Data
4 7 (0.58%) Oracle Exadata
4 7 (0.58%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (0.42%) MySQL
5 5 (0.42%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.17%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.17%) DB2 UDB
6 2 (0.17%) DB2
6 2 (0.17%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.084%) MS Access
7 1 (0.084%) EDMS
7 1 (0.084%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (1.09%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 8 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (0.58%) ERwin
4 5 (0.42%) Git (software)
4 5 (0.42%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.17%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.084%) GCC
General
1 170 (14.20%) Finance
2 98 (8.19%) Telecoms
3 54 (4.51%) Banking
4 21 (1.75%) Investment Banking
5 18 (1.50%) Retail
6 14 (1.17%) Manufacturing
6 14 (1.17%) Publishing
7 12 (1.00%) Advertising
8 9 (0.75%) Marketing
9 8 (0.67%) Financial Institution
9 8 (0.67%) Legal
10 7 (0.58%) Local Government
10 7 (0.58%) Spanish Language
11 5 (0.42%) Back Office
11 5 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.33%) Electronics
13 3 (0.25%) Law
13 3 (0.25%) Games
14 2 (0.17%) Multimedia
14 2 (0.17%) Billing
Job Titles
1 471 (39.35%) Network Engineer
2 178 (14.87%) Security Engineer
3 169 (14.12%) Analyst
4 111 (9.27%) Network Security Engineer
5 95 (7.94%) Architect
6 80 (6.68%) Consultant
7 75 (6.27%) Senior Network Engineer
8 54 (4.51%) Security Analyst
9 52 (4.34%) Support Engineer
10 51 (4.26%) Network Architect
11 49 (4.09%) Network Support
12 48 (4.01%) Network Analyst
13 45 (3.76%) Infrastructure Architect
14 44 (3.68%) Project Manager
14 44 (3.68%) Firewall Engineer
15 43 (3.59%) Design Engineer
15 43 (3.59%) Cisco Engineer
16 35 (2.92%) Senior Analyst
17 34 (2.84%) Network Design Engineer
18 31 (2.59%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (3.26%) 802.1X
2 23 (1.92%) CSS
3 22 (1.84%) Web Services
4 15 (1.25%) Middleware
5 11 (0.92%) .NET
6 9 (0.75%) WCF
7 8 (0.67%) XML
8 7 (0.58%) Rendezvous
9 6 (0.50%) SOAP
10 5 (0.42%) XMPP
11 4 (0.33%) REST
12 3 (0.25%) Regular Expression
13 2 (0.17%) Reactive Extensions
13 2 (0.17%) Managed Extensibility Framework
13 2 (0.17%) Silverlight
13 2 (0.17%) WAP
13 2 (0.17%) ASP.NET
13 2 (0.17%) MSMQ
14 1 (0.084%) JMS
14 1 (0.084%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 216 (18.05%) Data Centre
2 65 (5.43%) PKI
3 39 (3.26%) Blackberry
3 39 (3.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 35 (2.92%) Analytical Skills
5 31 (2.59%) Management Information System
6 30 (2.51%) Clustering
7 22 (1.84%) Video Conferencing
8 19 (1.59%) Fat Client
8 19 (1.59%) SecurID
8 19 (1.59%) Thin Client
9 18 (1.50%) NHS
10 14 (1.17%) Client/Server
11 9 (0.75%) Smart Meter
11 9 (0.75%) Public Cloud
12 7 (0.58%) CMDB
12 7 (0.58%) e-Health
12 7 (0.58%) Replication
13 6 (0.50%) CLARiiON
13 6 (0.50%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 263 (21.97%) Windows
2 150 (12.53%) Linux
3 82 (6.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 79 (6.60%) Windows 7
5 72 (6.02%) Windows Server 2003
6 71 (5.93%) UNIX
7 38 (3.17%) Solaris
8 21 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 20 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
10 14 (1.17%) Oracle Linux
11 7 (0.58%) Windows XP
12 5 (0.42%) Debian
12 5 (0.42%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.33%) AIX
14 3 (0.25%) Windows 2000
14 3 (0.25%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.17%) zOS
15 2 (0.17%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.17%) VMS
15 2 (0.17%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 237 (19.80%) ITIL
2 175 (14.62%) Load Balancing
3 107 (8.94%) Project Management
4 101 (8.44%) Network Design
5 91 (7.60%) Kalman Filter
6 87 (7.27%) Migration
7 68 (5.68%) Service Management
8 67 (5.60%) PRINCE2
9 65 (5.43%) Change Control
10 63 (5.26%) Network Monitoring
11 62 (5.18%) SIEM
12 61 (5.10%) Service Delivery
13 53 (4.43%) Change Management
13 53 (4.43%) Network Management
14 45 (3.76%) Capacity Planning
15 44 (3.68%) WAN Optimisation
16 43 (3.59%) Disaster Recovery
17 41 (3.43%) Stakeholder Management
17 41 (3.43%) Information Security
18 40 (3.34%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 69 (5.76%) SQL
2 17 (1.42%) Perl
3 15 (1.25%) VB
4 12 (1.00%) Python
4 12 (1.00%) C#
5 8 (0.67%) PHP
5 8 (0.67%) PowerShell
6 7 (0.58%) PL/SQL
7 6 (0.50%) Java
7 6 (0.50%) JavaScript
7 6 (0.50%) Tcl
8 5 (0.42%) Shell Script
8 5 (0.42%) Ruby
9 4 (0.33%) C
10 3 (0.25%) Lisp
10 3 (0.25%) C++
10 3 (0.25%) VBScript
11 1 (0.084%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 476 (39.77%) Cisco Certification
2 356 (29.74%) CCNP
3 215 (17.96%) CCNA
4 153 (12.78%) Security Cleared
5 103 (8.60%) CCSA
6 100 (8.35%) CCSE
6 100 (8.35%) SC Cleared
7 88 (7.35%) CCIE
8 78 (6.52%) CISSP
9 38 (3.17%) Check Point Certification
10 37 (3.09%) CISM
11 34 (2.84%) Microsoft Certification
12 33 (2.76%) ITIL Certification
13 31 (2.59%) CCDP
14 28 (2.34%) CCSP
15 27 (2.26%) CISMP
15 27 (2.26%) Degree
16 24 (2.01%) CCENT
16 24 (2.01%) CCDA
17 20 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 33 (2.76%) QA
3 30 (2.51%) PCI DSS
3 30 (2.51%) SLA
4 20 (1.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 11 (0.92%) HIPAA
6 6 (0.50%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.17%) GPG13
8 1 (0.084%) TickIT
8 1 (0.084%) COBIT
8 1 (0.084%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 132 (11.03%) Active Directory
2 102 (8.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 63 (5.26%) ProxySG
4 60 (5.01%) vSphere
5 45 (3.76%) Hyper-V
6 37 (3.09%) XenApp
7 29 (2.42%) NLBS
8 21 (1.75%) Snort
9 18 (1.50%) Xen
10 14 (1.17%) XenServer
10 14 (1.17%) XenDesktop
11 13 (1.09%) VMware ESX
12 10 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
13 9 (0.75%) vCloud
13 9 (0.75%) Squid
14 7 (0.58%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 7 (0.58%) BitLocker
15 6 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
16 4 (0.33%) Firmware
17 3 (0.25%) NFS
Systems Management
1 47 (3.93%) FortiGate
2 36 (3.01%) CiscoWorks
2 36 (3.01%) WSUS
3 35 (2.92%) Cisco CUCM
4 19 (1.59%) SCCM
4 19 (1.59%) Cisco Prime
5 17 (1.42%) CA Spectrum
6 14 (1.17%) BladeLogic
6 14 (1.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 14 (1.17%) OpenView
6 14 (1.17%) Control-M
7 12 (1.00%) SolarWinds Orion
8 11 (0.92%) Backup Exec
9 10 (0.84%) AirWatch
10 9 (0.75%) Nagios
11 8 (0.67%) Cacti
11 8 (0.67%) Cisco UCCX
12 7 (0.58%) SCOM
13 6 (0.50%) Nessus
13 6 (0.50%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 963 (80.45%) Cisco
2 385 (32.16%) Juniper
3 369 (30.83%) F5
4 225 (18.80%) Blue Coat
5 170 (14.20%) VMware
6 148 (12.36%) Citrix
7 130 (10.86%) Microsoft
8 106 (8.86%) SolarWinds
9 100 (8.35%) Nokia
10 93 (7.77%) McAfee
11 88 (7.35%) Fortinet
11 88 (7.35%) HP
12 66 (5.51%) Riverbed
13 56 (4.68%) TippingPoint
14 53 (4.43%) Symantec
15 47 (3.93%) Nortel
16 46 (3.84%) Oracle
17 45 (3.76%) CA
18 44 (3.68%) Avaya
19 42 (3.51%) IBM
London
Proprius Recruitment
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harris Global
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £382.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Cititec
Rate: £500 - 600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
JM
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £475 - £525 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £370 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £400 to £470 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
ComputAppoint
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Avance Consulting
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Robert Half
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £549 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Rate: £440 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hudson IT
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago