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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CheckPoint
Rank 171 249 293
Rank change year-on-year
+78 +44
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 597 341 247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.29% 0.78% 0.61%
As % of the Vendors category 2.80% 1.70% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 372 209 155
Average daily rate
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£388 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.92% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 16
Average hourly rate £42.50 £41.25 £41.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -1.19%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £55.00 £41.75
% change year-on-year
-22.72% +31.73%
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
21330 20067 18887
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.93% 45.63% 46.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 12693 11425 10135
Average daily rate £400 £395 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £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 934 897 1222
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £11.00 £10.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £39.65 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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
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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 +54 228 £400 +3.22% 54
South East +79 173 £375 -6.25% 33
Yorkshire +27 64 £401 +43.03% 18
North West +21 51 £425 +6.25% 7
South West -8 31 £375 +114.28% 9
East Midlands +23 15 £300 +42.85% 2
West Midlands -16 14 £413 +35.80% 9
East of England -6 13 £350 -5.40% 10
North East -6 7 £413 -
CheckPoint
UK

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 951 (80.39%) Cisco
2 898 (75.91%) Firewall
3 460 (38.88%) Cisco Certification
4 402 (33.98%) F5
5 341 (28.83%) Juniper
6 339 (28.66%) CCNP
7 337 (28.49%) Cisco ASA
8 312 (26.37%) WAN
9 309 (26.12%) Network Security
10 305 (25.78%) LAN
11 303 (25.61%) OSPF
12 269 (22.74%) Blue Coat
13 267 (22.57%) BGP
14 254 (21.47%) VPN
15 233 (19.70%) Windows
16 221 (18.68%) Finance
17 218 (18.43%) VMware
18 207 (17.50%) DNS
19 204 (17.24%) Cisco Nexus
20 187 (15.81%) Load Balancing
20 187 (15.81%) ITIL
21 173 (14.62%) CCNA
22 172 (14.54%) MPLS
23 158 (13.36%) HP
23 158 (13.36%) Security Cleared
24 157 (13.27%) Telecoms
25 156 (13.19%) Microsoft
26 153 (12.93%) Linux
27 148 (12.51%) Citrix
28 131 (11.07%) VMware Infrastructure

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 48 (4.06%) MS Exchange
2 43 (3.63%) SharePoint
3 36 (3.04%) IIS
4 29 (2.45%) Apache
5 22 (1.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 19 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2010
7 15 (1.27%) Lync
8 12 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2013
9 8 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
10 7 (0.59%) IBM Notes
11 4 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2003
11 4 (0.34%) OpenStack
12 3 (0.25%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.25%) WebLogic
13 2 (0.17%) Tomcat
14 1 (0.085%) MediaWiki
14 1 (0.085%) IBM HTTP Server
14 1 (0.085%) SAS
14 1 (0.085%) JBoss
14 1 (0.085%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 58 (4.90%) MS Excel
2 41 (3.47%) MS Office
3 20 (1.69%) MS Visio
4 13 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
5 12 (1.01%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.34%) RMDS
4 2 (0.17%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (0.34%) Office 365
2 3 (0.25%) IaaS
2 3 (0.25%) PaaS
3 2 (0.17%) SaaS
4 1 (0.085%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 898 (75.91%) Firewall
2 337 (28.49%) Cisco ASA
3 312 (26.37%) WAN
4 309 (26.12%) Network Security
5 305 (25.78%) LAN
6 303 (25.61%) OSPF
7 267 (22.57%) BGP
8 254 (21.47%) VPN
9 207 (17.50%) DNS
10 204 (17.24%) Cisco Nexus
11 172 (14.54%) MPLS
12 130 (10.99%) Wireless
13 124 (10.48%) DHCP
14 119 (10.06%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 114 (9.64%) Cisco IOS
16 112 (9.47%) TCP/IP
17 110 (9.30%) SAN
18 108 (9.13%) BIG-IP
19 107 (9.04%) EIGRP
20 101 (8.54%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (3.38%) SQL Server
2 17 (1.44%) DB2
3 9 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (0.42%) MS Access
5 4 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (0.34%) MySQL
5 4 (0.34%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.17%) OLTP
7 2 (0.17%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.17%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.17%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.085%) Big Data
8 1 (0.085%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.085%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.085%) Oracle OWB
8 1 (0.085%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 7 (0.59%) MSI
2 4 (0.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (0.17%) JIRA
4 1 (0.085%) Introscope
General
1 221 (18.68%) Finance
2 157 (13.27%) Telecoms
3 99 (8.37%) Banking
4 33 (2.79%) Investment Banking
5 32 (2.70%) Retail
6 15 (1.27%) Financial Institution
6 15 (1.27%) Legal
7 10 (0.85%) Back Office
7 10 (0.85%) Spanish Language
8 9 (0.76%) Law
9 6 (0.51%) Advertising
10 5 (0.42%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.17%) Billing
11 2 (0.17%) Marketing
11 2 (0.17%) Local Government
11 2 (0.17%) German Language
12 1 (0.085%) French Language
12 1 (0.085%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.085%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 438 (37.02%) Network Engineer
2 153 (12.93%) Security Engineer
3 126 (10.65%) Analyst
4 111 (9.38%) Network Security Engineer
5 93 (7.86%) Consultant
6 83 (7.02%) Design Engineer
7 69 (5.83%) Senior Network Engineer
8 67 (5.66%) Architect
9 63 (5.33%) IP Engineer
10 60 (5.07%) Network Analyst
11 55 (4.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 52 (4.40%) Security Analyst
13 51 (4.31%) Security Specialist
14 47 (3.97%) Network Specialist
15 46 (3.89%) Firewall Engineer
16 45 (3.80%) Network Support
16 45 (3.80%) Network Consultant
17 40 (3.38%) Cisco Engineer
17 40 (3.38%) Support Engineer
18 39 (3.30%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (1.94%) CSS
2 15 (1.27%) Regular Expression
3 11 (0.93%) WAP
4 10 (0.85%) Middleware
5 7 (0.59%) .NET
6 6 (0.51%) SOAP
6 6 (0.51%) Web Services
6 6 (0.51%) XML
7 4 (0.34%) Rendezvous
7 4 (0.34%) CGI
7 4 (0.34%) WCF
8 3 (0.25%) MSMQ
9 2 (0.17%) XSD
9 2 (0.17%) WSDL
9 2 (0.17%) Java EE
9 2 (0.17%) JSON
9 2 (0.17%) LINQ
9 2 (0.17%) REST
10 1 (0.085%) Reactive Extensions
10 1 (0.085%) Managed Extensibility Framework
Miscellaneous
1 89 (7.52%) Analytical Skills
2 57 (4.82%) Thin Client
2 57 (4.82%) Fat Client
3 32 (2.70%) Blackberry
4 26 (2.20%) SecurID
5 22 (1.86%) Management Information System
5 22 (1.86%) PKI
6 14 (1.18%) NHS
7 12 (1.01%) Clustering
8 11 (0.93%) User Experience
8 11 (0.93%) Cryptography
8 11 (0.93%) Replication
9 10 (0.85%) Video Conferencing
9 10 (0.85%) Visualisation
10 9 (0.76%) Smart Meter
11 8 (0.68%) CESG
12 7 (0.59%) Mobile App
12 7 (0.59%) Hedge funds
12 7 (0.59%) Computer Science
13 6 (0.51%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 233 (19.70%) Windows
2 153 (12.93%) Linux
3 63 (5.33%) UNIX
4 59 (4.99%) Windows Server 2008
5 48 (4.06%) Solaris
6 45 (3.80%) Windows Server 2003
7 30 (2.54%) Windows Server 2012
8 26 (2.20%) Windows 7
9 24 (2.03%) VMS
10 20 (1.69%) AIX
11 19 (1.61%) Windows XP
12 18 (1.52%) Oracle Linux
13 15 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 15 (1.27%) SUSE
14 10 (0.85%) Windows 8
15 6 (0.51%) Windows 2000
16 3 (0.25%) Windows 2000 Server
16 3 (0.25%) Mac OS X
17 2 (0.17%) Debian
17 2 (0.17%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (15.81%) Load Balancing
1 187 (15.81%) ITIL
2 103 (8.71%) Project Management
3 101 (8.54%) Migration
4 97 (8.20%) Network Design
5 95 (8.03%) Network Management
6 81 (6.85%) Change Management
7 68 (5.75%) Change Control
8 62 (5.24%) Information Security
9 59 (4.99%) Network Architecture
10 56 (4.73%) Network Monitoring
11 54 (4.56%) E-Commerce
11 54 (4.56%) Service Management
12 51 (4.31%) Service Delivery
13 50 (4.23%) Risk Management
14 44 (3.72%) PRINCE2
14 44 (3.72%) Mentoring
15 42 (3.55%) Kalman Filter
16 41 (3.47%) Validation
17 36 (3.04%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (4.40%) SQL
2 28 (2.37%) C
3 14 (1.18%) Perl
4 13 (1.10%) PowerShell
5 9 (0.76%) VBScript
6 8 (0.68%) Shell Script
7 7 (0.59%) VB
8 5 (0.42%) C#
9 4 (0.34%) Java
10 1 (0.085%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.085%) Ruby
10 1 (0.085%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.085%) Python
10 1 (0.085%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 460 (38.88%) Cisco Certification
2 339 (28.66%) CCNP
3 173 (14.62%) CCNA
4 158 (13.36%) Security Cleared
5 126 (10.65%) CCSE
6 121 (10.23%) SC Cleared
7 99 (8.37%) CCIE
8 87 (7.35%) CISSP
9 72 (6.09%) CCSA
10 54 (4.56%) Degree
11 39 (3.30%) CCSP
12 31 (2.62%) CISM
13 23 (1.94%) Check Point Certification
14 22 (1.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 20 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
16 19 (1.61%) CCDP
17 16 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
17 16 (1.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 14 (1.18%) JNCIS
18 14 (1.18%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (3.30%) PCI DSS
2 38 (3.21%) SLA
3 26 (2.20%) QA
4 18 (1.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (0.68%) JSP 440
5 8 (0.68%) GPG13
6 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.17%) COBIT
7 1 (0.085%) BS15000
System Software
1 131 (11.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 87 (7.35%) Active Directory
3 77 (6.51%) vSphere
4 75 (6.34%) ProxySG
5 30 (2.54%) VMware ESXi
6 28 (2.37%) Hyper-V
6 28 (2.37%) XenApp
7 17 (1.44%) Snort
7 17 (1.44%) VMware ESX
8 16 (1.35%) FreeRADIUS
9 14 (1.18%) Firmware
9 14 (1.18%) XenServer
10 11 (0.93%) NLBS
10 11 (0.93%) Terminal Services
11 10 (0.85%) Xen
12 9 (0.76%) XenDesktop
13 7 (0.59%) vCloud
13 7 (0.59%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 7 (0.59%) Squid
13 7 (0.59%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 26 (2.20%) FortiGate
2 25 (2.11%) CA Spectrum
3 22 (1.86%) SCCM
4 19 (1.61%) Cisco Prime
5 18 (1.52%) CiscoWorks
6 17 (1.44%) Cisco CUCM
7 13 (1.10%) WhatsUp Gold
7 13 (1.10%) WSUS
8 11 (0.93%) OPNET
8 11 (0.93%) Netcool
9 8 (0.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 8 (0.68%) OpenView
10 7 (0.59%) McAfee ePO
11 6 (0.51%) SCOM
11 6 (0.51%) SolarWinds Orion
11 6 (0.51%) EdgeSight
12 5 (0.42%) SCOrch
12 5 (0.42%) DatAdvantage
12 5 (0.42%) Cisco UCCX
12 5 (0.42%) Puppet
Vendors
1 951 (80.39%) Cisco
2 402 (33.98%) F5
3 341 (28.83%) Juniper
4 269 (22.74%) Blue Coat
5 218 (18.43%) VMware
6 158 (13.36%) HP
7 156 (13.19%) Microsoft
8 148 (12.51%) Citrix
9 115 (9.72%) Nokia
10 111 (9.38%) Fortinet
11 65 (5.49%) SolarWinds
12 62 (5.24%) McAfee
13 59 (4.99%) Infoblox
14 52 (4.40%) Riverbed
15 48 (4.06%) Nortel
16 45 (3.80%) CA
17 43 (3.63%) Oracle
18 38 (3.21%) IBM
19 36 (3.04%) Tufin
20 32 (2.70%) Sourcefire
York, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day 6 Months initially
Posted: 4 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 hours ago
East Anglia
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Ping IT Recruitment ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: MARKET RATES
Posted: 2 days ago
East Riding of Yorkshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £325 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Tank Recruitment
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
LEXSTRA
Rate: £380 - £415 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cornwall
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
West Yorkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £150 - £160 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Weybridge
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Weybridge
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Oxfordshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £380.00 - £400.00 per day + Please quote a daily rate
Posted: 17 days ago
Southampton
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Oxfordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Brighton
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: Market related
Posted: 25 days ago