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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CheckPoint over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
CheckPoint
Rank 206 217 208
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -9
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 607 592 570
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.22% 1.12% 1.10%
As % of the Vendors category 2.73% 2.59% 2.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 400 405 339
Median daily rate £425 £388 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +2.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £500 £511
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 7
Median hourly rate £33.75 £28.66 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.78% -10.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.41 £14.47 £22.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £42.00 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £33.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+2.27% -17.50%
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
22236 22871 23545
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 44.79% 43.29% 45.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 13730 13757 13551
Median daily rate £420 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 787 981 1097
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.77 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.29% -6.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.89 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+0.64% -0.63%

CheckPoint
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing CheckPoint as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 September 2016.

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 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CheckPoint within the England region over the 3 months to 28 September 2016. 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 trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -12 244 £450 +5.88% 38
South East +7 153 £425 +13.33% 24
East of England +44 72 £328 -22.94% 12
West Midlands +4 42 £350 +14.28% 9
South West +4 29 £393 +16.29% 6
Yorkshire -1 27 £392 -13.95% 2
North West +11 26 £350 - 7
East Midlands -16 10 £300 -7.69% 3
North East -22 2 £400 -14.25% 1
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CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing CheckPoint also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for CheckPoint.

1 949 (80.36%) Cisco
2 923 (78.15%) Firewall
3 495 (41.91%) Cisco Certification
4 381 (32.26%) Network Security
5 378 (32.01%) Cisco ASA
6 375 (31.75%) Juniper
7 361 (30.57%) CCNP
8 315 (26.67%) LAN
9 312 (26.42%) WAN
10 293 (24.81%) F5
11 253 (21.42%) CCNA
12 242 (20.49%) VPN
13 226 (19.14%) Finance
14 211 (17.87%) Cisco Nexus
15 208 (17.61%) Data Centre
16 200 (16.93%) Windows
17 198 (16.77%) Palo Alto
18 190 (16.09%) Security Cleared
18 190 (16.09%) Microsoft
18 190 (16.09%) Wireless
19 189 (16.00%) BGP
20 187 (15.83%) OSPF
21 174 (14.73%) Fortinet
21 174 (14.73%) TCP/IP
22 167 (14.14%) DNS
23 156 (13.21%) ITIL
24 155 (13.12%) VMware
25 151 (12.79%) SC Cleared
26 138 (11.69%) Linux
27 125 (10.58%) Active Directory

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 50 (4.23%) MS Exchange
2 20 (1.69%) Skype for Business
3 19 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (1.02%) SharePoint
5 11 (0.93%) MQSeries
6 8 (0.68%) IIS
7 6 (0.51%) WebSphere
8 4 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (0.25%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.17%) SAS
10 2 (0.17%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.085%) Apache
11 1 (0.085%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.085%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.085%) JBoss
11 1 (0.085%) nginx
11 1 (0.085%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.085%) Tomcat
Applications
1 83 (7.03%) MS Excel
2 48 (4.06%) MS Visio
3 44 (3.73%) MS Office
4 10 (0.85%) MS Project
5 6 (0.51%) ProjectWise
6 5 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (0.76%) SAP hybris
2 4 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.085%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.085%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 31 (2.62%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (1.35%) IaaS
2 16 (1.35%) SaaS
3 15 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (1.02%) Office 365
5 7 (0.59%) Google Apps
5 7 (0.59%) Trello
6 5 (0.42%) Mimecast
7 3 (0.25%) IBM PureFlex
8 2 (0.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.085%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.085%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.085%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.085%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 923 (78.15%) Firewall
2 381 (32.26%) Network Security
3 378 (32.01%) Cisco ASA
4 315 (26.67%) LAN
5 312 (26.42%) WAN
6 242 (20.49%) VPN
7 211 (17.87%) Cisco Nexus
8 190 (16.09%) Wireless
9 189 (16.00%) BGP
10 187 (15.83%) OSPF
11 174 (14.73%) TCP/IP
12 167 (14.14%) DNS
13 116 (9.82%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 115 (9.74%) MPLS
15 107 (9.06%) VoIP
16 99 (8.38%) SSL
17 89 (7.54%) BIG-IP
18 86 (7.28%) DHCP
19 73 (6.18%) Wireshark
20 67 (5.67%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (3.39%) SQL Server
2 12 (1.02%) Oracle Database
3 7 (0.59%) MySQL
4 4 (0.34%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (0.34%) Redis
4 4 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.17%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (0.17%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.085%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.085%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.085%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (0.085%) Oracle OWB
6 1 (0.085%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.085%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 5 (0.42%) Jenkins
2 4 (0.34%) GoCD
2 4 (0.34%) JIRA
2 4 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.25%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.17%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (0.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.085%) Visual Studio
General
1 226 (19.14%) Finance
2 57 (4.83%) Telecoms
3 56 (4.74%) Banking
4 35 (2.96%) Retail
5 23 (1.95%) Legal
6 16 (1.35%) Marketing
7 10 (0.85%) Advertising
7 10 (0.85%) Local Government
7 10 (0.85%) Manufacturing
8 7 (0.59%) Billing
8 7 (0.59%) Financial Institution
8 7 (0.59%) Law
9 5 (0.42%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.25%) Back Office
10 3 (0.25%) Electronics
11 2 (0.17%) French Language
11 2 (0.17%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.085%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.085%) Games
12 1 (0.085%) German Language
Job Titles
1 522 (44.20%) Network Engineer
2 179 (15.16%) Security Engineer
3 153 (12.96%) Cisco Engineer
4 147 (12.45%) Network Security Engineer
5 137 (11.60%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 106 (8.98%) Architect
7 97 (8.21%) Analyst
8 90 (7.62%) Senior Network Engineer
9 88 (7.45%) Consultant
9 88 (7.45%) Firewall Engineer
10 56 (4.74%) Support Engineer
11 50 (4.23%) Network Support
12 49 (4.15%) Network Analyst
13 45 (3.81%) Network Support Engineer
14 42 (3.56%) Network Architect
14 42 (3.56%) Network Consultant
14 42 (3.56%) Security Consultant
15 41 (3.47%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
16 38 (3.22%) Security Analyst
17 37 (3.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (2.79%) 802.1X
2 27 (2.29%) CSS
3 18 (1.52%) Regular Expression
4 14 (1.19%) SAML
5 11 (0.93%) J2EE
6 9 (0.76%) Middleware
7 5 (0.42%) Web Services
8 4 (0.34%) .NET
8 4 (0.34%) OCX
9 2 (0.17%) Velocity
9 2 (0.17%) WAP
10 1 (0.085%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.085%) Java EE
10 1 (0.085%) LAMP
10 1 (0.085%) Oracle Fusion
10 1 (0.085%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 208 (17.61%) Data Centre
2 46 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (2.62%) Management Information System
4 30 (2.54%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 26 (2.20%) PKI
6 20 (1.69%) Computer Science
7 16 (1.35%) CESG
8 14 (1.19%) iPad
8 14 (1.19%) Security Operations Centre
9 13 (1.10%) User Experience
10 12 (1.02%) RSA SecurID
11 11 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
12 10 (0.85%) Public Cloud
13 9 (0.76%) Fat Client
13 9 (0.76%) NHS
13 9 (0.76%) Private Cloud
13 9 (0.76%) Thin Client
14 8 (0.68%) Visualisation
15 7 (0.59%) Hedge funds
15 7 (0.59%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 200 (16.93%) Windows
2 138 (11.69%) Linux
3 114 (9.65%) Windows Server
4 56 (4.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 41 (3.47%) Unix
6 37 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 25 (2.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 23 (1.95%) Windows Server 2003
9 17 (1.44%) Windows 7
10 10 (0.85%) Solaris
11 7 (0.59%) Windows 8
11 7 (0.59%) Windows XP
12 6 (0.51%) Windows 10
13 3 (0.25%) SUSE
14 2 (0.17%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.17%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.085%) AIX
15 1 (0.085%) Debian
15 1 (0.085%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.085%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (13.21%) ITIL
2 109 (9.23%) Load Balancing
3 98 (8.30%) Network Management
4 92 (7.79%) Network Design
5 88 (7.45%) Change Control
6 81 (6.86%) Project Management
7 77 (6.52%) SIEM
8 74 (6.27%) Migration
9 67 (5.67%) Information Security
10 59 (5.00%) Kalman Filter
11 55 (4.66%) Network Monitoring
12 52 (4.40%) Network Architecture
13 49 (4.15%) PRINCE2
14 46 (3.90%) Change Management
15 41 (3.47%) Service Management
16 40 (3.39%) ITIL V3
17 37 (3.13%) Agile Software Development
17 37 (3.13%) Service Delivery
18 33 (2.79%) Penetration Testing
19 32 (2.71%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 56 (4.74%) SQL
2 48 (4.06%) Python
3 44 (3.73%) Java
3 44 (3.73%) PowerShell
4 27 (2.29%) Shell Script
5 22 (1.86%) Perl
6 12 (1.02%) C#
7 11 (0.93%) VB
8 8 (0.68%) Ruby
9 7 (0.59%) Go
10 4 (0.34%) C
11 3 (0.25%) PHP
12 2 (0.17%) JavaScript
12 2 (0.17%) Lisp
12 2 (0.17%) Tcl
12 2 (0.17%) VBScript
13 1 (0.085%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.085%) Korn
13 1 (0.085%) VBA
Qualifications
1 495 (41.91%) Cisco Certification
2 361 (30.57%) CCNP
3 253 (21.42%) CCNA
4 190 (16.09%) Security Cleared
5 151 (12.79%) SC Cleared
6 93 (7.87%) CCIE
7 92 (7.79%) CCSE
8 83 (7.03%) CCSA
9 68 (5.76%) CISSP
10 57 (4.83%) CCDP
11 49 (4.15%) Degree
12 36 (3.05%) CISM
13 34 (2.88%) Check Point Certification
14 25 (2.12%) ITIL Certification
14 25 (2.12%) JNCIP
14 25 (2.12%) Microsoft Certification
15 22 (1.86%) CCSP
16 21 (1.78%) CCVP
16 21 (1.78%) DV Cleared
16 21 (1.78%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (5.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 54 (4.57%) PCI DSS
3 32 (2.71%) SLA
4 16 (1.35%) QA
5 12 (1.02%) Disclosure Scotland
6 9 (0.76%) Government Security Classifications
7 7 (0.59%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 7 (0.59%) JSP 440
8 6 (0.51%) ISO 9001
9 5 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.17%) GPG13
System Software
1 125 (10.58%) Active Directory
2 103 (8.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (2.96%) VMware ESX
4 32 (2.71%) Hyper-V
5 22 (1.86%) vSphere
5 22 (1.86%) XenServer
6 20 (1.69%) ProxySG
7 19 (1.61%) VMware ESXi
7 19 (1.61%) XenDesktop
8 18 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
9 11 (0.93%) Samba
10 8 (0.68%) Snort
11 7 (0.59%) Terminal Services
12 6 (0.51%) Firmware
12 6 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
13 5 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
13 5 (0.42%) XenApp
14 4 (0.34%) UAG
14 4 (0.34%) vCloud
15 3 (0.25%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 72 (6.10%) FortiGate
2 46 (3.90%) Cisco Prime
3 29 (2.46%) Nagios
4 22 (1.86%) Cisco CUCM
4 22 (1.86%) OPNET
4 22 (1.86%) SCCM
5 20 (1.69%) Nessus
6 19 (1.61%) Puppet
7 16 (1.35%) Cisco UCCX
8 14 (1.19%) SmoothWall
9 13 (1.10%) Cacti
10 11 (0.93%) QRadar
11 10 (0.85%) McAfee ePO
11 10 (0.85%) OpenView
11 10 (0.85%) SmokePing
12 8 (0.68%) Ansible
12 8 (0.68%) Backup Exec
12 8 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
12 8 (0.68%) WSUS
13 7 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 949 (80.36%) Cisco
2 375 (31.75%) Juniper
3 293 (24.81%) F5
4 198 (16.77%) Palo Alto
5 190 (16.09%) Microsoft
6 174 (14.73%) Fortinet
7 155 (13.12%) VMware
8 104 (8.81%) Citrix
9 99 (8.38%) Blue Coat
10 84 (7.11%) HP
11 78 (6.60%) SolarWinds
12 68 (5.76%) Aruba
13 67 (5.67%) Riverbed
14 56 (4.74%) Nokia
15 47 (3.98%) Dell
16 38 (3.22%) Intel Security
17 35 (2.96%) Extreme Networks
17 35 (2.96%) Oracle
18 34 (2.88%) Avaya
19 33 (2.79%) Red Hat
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