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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CheckPoint
Rank 200 278 204
Rank change year-on-year
+78 -74
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 535 320 486
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.07% 0.66% 0.90%
As % of the Vendors category 2.32% 1.41% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 177 242
Average daily rate
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£375 £343 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.48% -2.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £225 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £451 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 32
Average hourly rate £31.50 £17.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.29% -45.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.27 £15.80 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £17.40 £32.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £16.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+127.27% -46.77%
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
23042 22701 24966
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 46.02% 46.76% 46.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 13170 12893 13092
Average daily rate £388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
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 £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1012 1038 1277
Average hourly rate £18.48 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.23% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.15 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £41.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.50%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 20 August 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
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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 +85 216 £420 +17.44% 64
South East +53 140 £360 +2.85% 28
East of England -2 39 £331 -11.66% 8
West Midlands 0 38 £306 +0.40% 14
South West -15 26 £175 -17.64% 16
North West +1 22 £273 -2.67% 9
East Midlands +21 21 £450 +63.63% 1
Yorkshire -7 17 £300 -22.58% 12
Midlands - - - - 2
CheckPoint
UK

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 765 (77.43%) Cisco
2 760 (76.92%) Firewall
3 389 (39.37%) Cisco Certification
4 305 (30.87%) Network Security
5 304 (30.77%) Juniper
6 271 (27.43%) CCNP
7 258 (26.11%) Cisco ASA
8 248 (25.10%) LAN
9 247 (25.00%) WAN
10 245 (24.80%) F5
11 233 (23.58%) Windows
12 202 (20.45%) OSPF
13 197 (19.94%) VPN
14 191 (19.33%) Blue Coat
15 179 (18.12%) Finance
16 178 (18.02%) BGP
17 164 (16.60%) ITIL
18 161 (16.30%) Cisco Nexus
19 158 (15.99%) Microsoft
20 151 (15.28%) DNS
21 149 (15.08%) VMware
22 133 (13.46%) Security Cleared
23 124 (12.55%) Load Balancing
24 121 (12.25%) CCSE
25 118 (11.94%) MPLS
26 113 (11.44%) Cisco IOS
27 110 (11.13%) Linux
27 110 (11.13%) BIG-IP
27 110 (11.13%) Telecoms
28 107 (10.83%) Active Directory

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 68 (6.88%) MS Exchange
2 39 (3.95%) SharePoint
3 30 (3.04%) IIS
4 26 (2.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 25 (2.53%) Apache
6 24 (2.43%) Exchange Server 2010
7 16 (1.62%) Lync
8 15 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2007
9 9 (0.91%) WebLogic
10 7 (0.71%) WebSphere
10 7 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
11 6 (0.61%) CMS
12 5 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
13 3 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2003
13 3 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
14 1 (0.10%) TorqueBox
14 1 (0.10%) SharePoint Server
14 1 (0.10%) Office Communications Server
14 1 (0.10%) Exchange Server 2000
14 1 (0.10%) Tomcat
Applications
1 63 (6.38%) MS Excel
2 50 (5.06%) MS Office
3 23 (2.33%) MS Visio
4 19 (1.92%) MS Project
5 15 (1.52%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.10%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 4 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.30%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 3 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.10%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.10%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.61%) Office 365
2 3 (0.30%) SaaS
3 2 (0.20%) IaaS
4 1 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 760 (76.92%) Firewall
2 305 (30.87%) Network Security
3 258 (26.11%) Cisco ASA
4 248 (25.10%) LAN
5 247 (25.00%) WAN
6 202 (20.45%) OSPF
7 197 (19.94%) VPN
8 178 (18.02%) BGP
9 161 (16.30%) Cisco Nexus
10 151 (15.28%) DNS
11 118 (11.94%) MPLS
12 113 (11.44%) Cisco IOS
13 110 (11.13%) BIG-IP
14 104 (10.53%) Cisco PIX
15 97 (9.82%) TCP/IP
15 97 (9.82%) VoIP
16 83 (8.40%) VLAN
16 83 (8.40%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 79 (8.00%) SAN
18 78 (7.89%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (3.74%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (0.91%) DB2
4 5 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (0.40%) MySQL
6 3 (0.30%) Oracle OWB
7 2 (0.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.20%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (0.20%) Oracle Exadata
7 2 (0.20%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.10%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.10%) KDB
8 1 (0.10%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.10%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.10%) Ingres
8 1 (0.10%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 5 (0.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (0.30%) Metasploit
3 2 (0.20%) MSI
4 1 (0.10%) JMeter
4 1 (0.10%) JIRA
4 1 (0.10%) JUnit
General
1 179 (18.12%) Finance
2 110 (11.13%) Telecoms
3 95 (9.62%) Banking
4 30 (3.04%) Investment Banking
5 25 (2.53%) Retail
6 22 (2.23%) Back Office
7 19 (1.92%) Financial Institution
8 6 (0.61%) Legal
8 6 (0.61%) Advertising
9 5 (0.51%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.40%) Publishing
10 4 (0.40%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.30%) Local Government
11 3 (0.30%) International Banking
11 3 (0.30%) French Language
11 3 (0.30%) Billing
12 2 (0.20%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.20%) Marketing
12 2 (0.20%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.10%) Military
Job Titles
1 327 (33.10%) Network Engineer
2 188 (19.03%) Security Engineer
3 142 (14.37%) Network Security Engineer
4 90 (9.11%) Analyst
5 74 (7.49%) Consultant
6 69 (6.98%) Firewall Engineer
7 67 (6.78%) Cisco Engineer
8 65 (6.58%) Design Engineer
9 58 (5.87%) Architect
10 57 (5.77%) Network Consultant
11 56 (5.67%) IP Engineer
12 47 (4.76%) Network Support
13 46 (4.66%) Support Engineer
14 45 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 43 (4.35%) Security Specialist
15 43 (4.35%) Network Specialist
16 42 (4.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
17 41 (4.15%) Security Consultant
18 36 (3.64%) Network Analyst
19 35 (3.54%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (2.33%) CSS
2 11 (1.11%) .NET
3 10 (1.01%) Regular Expression
4 5 (0.51%) XML
5 2 (0.20%) WCF
5 2 (0.20%) WPF
5 2 (0.20%) SOAP
5 2 (0.20%) WAP
6 1 (0.10%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.10%) Middleware
6 1 (0.10%) LAMP
6 1 (0.10%) Xerces
6 1 (0.10%) Xalan
6 1 (0.10%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (0.10%) Web Services
6 1 (0.10%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.10%) COM
6 1 (0.10%) Silverlight
6 1 (0.10%) wxWidgets
6 1 (0.10%) Reactive Extensions
Miscellaneous
1 61 (6.17%) Thin Client
1 61 (6.17%) Fat Client
2 40 (4.05%) Management Information System
3 39 (3.95%) Blackberry
4 24 (2.43%) Clustering
5 20 (2.02%) NHS
6 13 (1.32%) SecurID
7 12 (1.21%) PKI
8 9 (0.91%) Statistics
8 9 (0.91%) CESG
9 7 (0.71%) Replication
10 6 (0.61%) Video Conferencing
11 5 (0.51%) Hedge funds
11 5 (0.51%) Cryptography
11 5 (0.51%) Firmware
11 5 (0.51%) Computer Science
12 4 (0.40%) Visualisation
12 4 (0.40%) Open Source
12 4 (0.40%) Economics
12 4 (0.40%) Psychology
Operating Systems
1 233 (23.58%) Windows
2 110 (11.13%) Linux
3 69 (6.98%) Windows Server 2008
4 64 (6.48%) UNIX
5 61 (6.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 37 (3.74%) Windows 7
7 33 (3.34%) Solaris
8 27 (2.73%) Windows Server 2012
9 15 (1.52%) AIX
9 15 (1.52%) Windows XP
10 9 (0.91%) SUSE
10 9 (0.91%) Windows 2000
11 8 (0.81%) Oracle Linux
11 8 (0.81%) Windows 8
12 7 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.40%) VMS
14 3 (0.30%) NetWare
15 2 (0.20%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.20%) Apple iOS
16 1 (0.10%) OpenSolaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (16.60%) ITIL
2 124 (12.55%) Load Balancing
3 77 (7.79%) Network Management
4 76 (7.69%) Network Design
5 68 (6.88%) Migration
6 63 (6.38%) Project Management
7 57 (5.77%) Service Management
8 53 (5.36%) PRINCE2
9 52 (5.26%) Change Control
10 41 (4.15%) E-Commerce
11 38 (3.85%) Change Management
12 37 (3.74%) Kalman Filter
13 33 (3.34%) Service Delivery
14 32 (3.24%) Information Security
15 31 (3.14%) Network Architecture
16 29 (2.94%) Risk Management
17 28 (2.83%) Security Architecture
18 27 (2.73%) Incident Management
19 26 (2.63%) Programme Management
20 24 (2.43%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (5.36%) SQL
2 20 (2.02%) C
3 16 (1.62%) Perl
4 10 (1.01%) PowerShell
5 8 (0.81%) Java
5 8 (0.81%) VBScript
6 7 (0.71%) VB
6 7 (0.71%) Tcl
7 4 (0.40%) C#
8 3 (0.30%) Ruby
8 3 (0.30%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.10%) C-shell
9 1 (0.10%) Korn
9 1 (0.10%) Lisp
9 1 (0.10%) C++
9 1 (0.10%) PHP
9 1 (0.10%) Python
Qualifications
1 389 (39.37%) Cisco Certification
2 271 (27.43%) CCNP
3 133 (13.46%) Security Cleared
4 121 (12.25%) CCSE
5 105 (10.63%) CCIE
6 100 (10.12%) CCNA
6 100 (10.12%) SC Cleared
7 94 (9.51%) CISSP
8 70 (7.09%) CCSA
9 46 (4.66%) CCSP
10 43 (4.35%) Check Point Certification
11 34 (3.44%) CCDP
12 30 (3.04%) Microsoft Certification
13 27 (2.73%) CISM
14 24 (2.43%) Degree
15 22 (2.23%) ITIL Certification
16 21 (2.13%) CCVP
16 21 (2.13%) MCSE
17 15 (1.52%) MCSA
18 12 (1.21%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (4.15%) PCI DSS
2 38 (3.85%) SLA
3 19 (1.92%) QA
4 10 (1.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 10 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.81%) COBIT
6 4 (0.40%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.40%) JSP 440
7 3 (0.30%) GPG13
8 1 (0.10%) COSO
8 1 (0.10%) WCAG
8 1 (0.10%) WAI
8 1 (0.10%) TickIT
System Software
1 107 (10.83%) Active Directory
2 97 (9.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (4.96%) ProxySG
4 41 (4.15%) Hyper-V
5 28 (2.83%) XenApp
5 28 (2.83%) vSphere
6 20 (2.02%) VMware ESXi
6 20 (2.02%) NLBS
7 18 (1.82%) Snort
8 17 (1.72%) Xen
9 13 (1.32%) ISA Server
10 10 (1.01%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 8 (0.81%) VMware ESX
11 8 (0.81%) FreeRADIUS
12 5 (0.51%) Squid
12 5 (0.51%) XenDesktop
13 3 (0.30%) Terminal Services
14 2 (0.20%) NFS
14 2 (0.20%) KVM
14 2 (0.20%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 33 (3.34%) Cisco CUCM
2 23 (2.33%) FortiGate
3 21 (2.13%) SCCM
4 20 (2.02%) Cisco UCCX
4 20 (2.02%) Cisco UCCE
4 20 (2.02%) WSUS
5 17 (1.72%) SCOM
6 12 (1.21%) WhatsUp Gold
6 12 (1.21%) OpenView
7 8 (0.81%) CA Spectrum
8 7 (0.71%) SCOrch
8 7 (0.71%) Norton AntiVirus
9 6 (0.61%) DameWare
9 6 (0.61%) CiscoWorks
9 6 (0.61%) OVSD
10 4 (0.40%) OPNET
11 3 (0.30%) NetBackup
11 3 (0.30%) Backup Exec
11 3 (0.30%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 3 (0.30%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 765 (77.43%) Cisco
2 304 (30.77%) Juniper
3 245 (24.80%) F5
4 191 (19.33%) Blue Coat
5 158 (15.99%) Microsoft
6 149 (15.08%) VMware
7 107 (10.83%) Citrix
8 101 (10.22%) HP
9 77 (7.79%) Nokia
10 58 (5.87%) McAfee
11 49 (4.96%) Fortinet
12 36 (3.64%) Websense
13 34 (3.44%) Sourcefire
14 33 (3.34%) Infoblox
15 30 (3.04%) Avaya
15 30 (3.04%) Oracle
16 29 (2.94%) Dell
17 25 (2.53%) Imperva
18 24 (2.43%) IBM
19 21 (2.13%) Nortel
Midlands
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 hours ago
Isle of Man
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £275 to £300 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
N T T Com Security
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
South West London
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £550 - £600 Per Day Rate DOE Ltd Co Basis
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £270 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Midlands
TEKsystems
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £475 - £525 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £1.00 - £2.00 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Cititec
Rate: Excellent rates
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £1.00 - £2.00 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £375.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago