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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CheckPoint
Rank 190 225 312
Rank change year-on-year
+35 +87
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 562 430 217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.15% 0.90% 0.52%
As % of the Vendors category 2.52% 1.98% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 329 268 113
Average daily rate
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£388 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £239 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 5
Average hourly rate £41.25 £30.00 £19.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% +52.86%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.25 £30.25 £19.63
% change year-on-year
+36.36% +54.14%
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
22294 21710 19190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.46% 45.45% 46.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 12982 12255 10544
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £223 £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 969 998 1095
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.38 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £42.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.13
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -3.44%

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 March 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 March 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 March 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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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 -12 175 £400 - 61
South East +16 149 £383 +9.28% 29
North West +34 67 £350 +21.73% 10
South West +8 42 £350 +6.06% 16
West Midlands +8 40 £420 +20.00% 10
Yorkshire +2 37 £401 +0.12% 27
East of England +23 34 £400 +8.10% 17
East Midlands -7 11 £400 - 2
North East +8 7 £360 - 1
CheckPoint
UK

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 970 (83.05%) Cisco
2 872 (74.66%) Firewall
3 460 (39.38%) Cisco Certification
4 430 (36.82%) F5
5 373 (31.93%) Cisco ASA
6 370 (31.68%) CCNP
7 361 (30.91%) Juniper
8 328 (28.08%) WAN
9 305 (26.11%) Network Security
10 303 (25.94%) LAN
11 295 (25.26%) OSPF
12 286 (24.49%) Blue Coat
13 248 (21.23%) BGP
14 239 (20.46%) VPN
15 227 (19.43%) DNS
15 227 (19.43%) Windows
16 222 (19.01%) VMware
17 194 (16.61%) Finance
18 193 (16.52%) ITIL
19 188 (16.10%) Cisco Nexus
20 172 (14.73%) MPLS
21 171 (14.64%) Linux
22 168 (14.38%) CCNA
23 166 (14.21%) Load Balancing
24 162 (13.87%) Citrix
24 162 (13.87%) Security Cleared
25 142 (12.16%) VMware Infrastructure
26 141 (12.07%) Wireless
27 138 (11.82%) DHCP
27 138 (11.82%) F5 BIG-IP LTM

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 34 (2.91%) IIS
1 34 (2.91%) SharePoint
2 32 (2.74%) MS Exchange
3 23 (1.97%) Apache
4 13 (1.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 12 (1.03%) Lync
5 12 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2007
7 7 (0.60%) IBM Notes
8 4 (0.34%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (0.34%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.17%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.17%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.086%) IBM HTTP Server
10 1 (0.086%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.086%) MediaWiki
10 1 (0.086%) SAS
10 1 (0.086%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 47 (4.02%) MS Excel
2 32 (2.74%) MS Office
3 22 (1.88%) MS Visio
4 13 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (1.11%) MS Project
5 1 (0.086%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (1.46%) RMDS
2 8 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.17%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.086%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.086%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.086%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.086%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.26%) PaaS
2 3 (0.26%) IaaS
3 2 (0.17%) SaaS
3 2 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.086%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.086%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 872 (74.66%) Firewall
2 373 (31.93%) Cisco ASA
3 328 (28.08%) WAN
4 305 (26.11%) Network Security
5 303 (25.94%) LAN
6 295 (25.26%) OSPF
7 248 (21.23%) BGP
8 239 (20.46%) VPN
9 227 (19.43%) DNS
10 188 (16.10%) Cisco Nexus
11 172 (14.73%) MPLS
12 141 (12.07%) Wireless
13 138 (11.82%) DHCP
13 138 (11.82%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 112 (9.59%) BIG-IP
15 110 (9.42%) SSL
16 108 (9.25%) TCP/IP
17 105 (8.99%) Cisco IOS
18 102 (8.73%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
19 99 (8.48%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (3.94%) SQL Server
2 11 (0.94%) DB2
3 10 (0.86%) Oracle Database
4 9 (0.77%) Relational Database
5 5 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (0.43%) MySQL
5 5 (0.43%) MS Access
6 4 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (0.26%) EDMS
7 3 (0.26%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.17%) OLTP
8 2 (0.17%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.17%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.086%) Big Data
9 1 (0.086%) DataStage
9 1 (0.086%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (0.34%) MSI
1 4 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.086%) Introscope
3 1 (0.086%) JIRA
General
1 194 (16.61%) Finance
2 135 (11.56%) Telecoms
3 80 (6.85%) Banking
4 25 (2.14%) Investment Banking
5 22 (1.88%) Retail
6 11 (0.94%) Law
7 8 (0.68%) Financial Institution
8 7 (0.60%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.51%) Marketing
10 5 (0.43%) Local Government
10 5 (0.43%) Spanish Language
11 4 (0.34%) Legal
12 3 (0.26%) Advertising
12 3 (0.26%) Back Office
12 3 (0.26%) Electronics
13 2 (0.17%) French Language
13 2 (0.17%) German Language
13 2 (0.17%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.086%) Billing
14 1 (0.086%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 433 (37.07%) Network Engineer
2 152 (13.01%) Security Engineer
3 143 (12.24%) Analyst
4 109 (9.33%) Network Security Engineer
5 101 (8.65%) Consultant
6 80 (6.85%) Network Analyst
7 73 (6.25%) Architect
8 67 (5.74%) Design Engineer
9 63 (5.39%) Senior Network Engineer
10 59 (5.05%) Security Analyst
11 56 (4.79%) Network Consultant
12 52 (4.45%) Network Specialist
13 51 (4.37%) Network Support
14 50 (4.28%) Security Specialist
15 48 (4.11%) IP Engineer
16 47 (4.02%) Support Engineer
17 44 (3.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 43 (3.68%) Network Security Specialist
19 42 (3.60%) Firewall Engineer
20 40 (3.42%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (1.46%) Rendezvous
1 17 (1.46%) Regular Expression
2 14 (1.20%) CSS
3 10 (0.86%) .NET
3 10 (0.86%) Web Services
4 9 (0.77%) SOAP
5 8 (0.68%) XML
5 8 (0.68%) WAP
5 8 (0.68%) WCF
6 7 (0.60%) Middleware
7 4 (0.34%) CGI
8 3 (0.26%) MSMQ
8 3 (0.26%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.17%) JSP
9 2 (0.17%) XSD
9 2 (0.17%) Java EE
9 2 (0.17%) JSON
9 2 (0.17%) WSDL
9 2 (0.17%) LINQ
9 2 (0.17%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 79 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
2 54 (4.62%) Thin Client
2 54 (4.62%) Fat Client
3 30 (2.57%) Management Information System
4 28 (2.40%) PKI
5 25 (2.14%) Clustering
6 24 (2.05%) SecurID
7 20 (1.71%) Replication
8 15 (1.28%) Blackberry
9 14 (1.20%) NHS
10 13 (1.11%) Video Conferencing
11 9 (0.77%) Smart Meter
12 8 (0.68%) Celerra
13 7 (0.60%) User Experience
13 7 (0.60%) Open Source
13 7 (0.60%) e-Health
14 6 (0.51%) Cryptography
14 6 (0.51%) Life Science
15 5 (0.43%) Visualisation
15 5 (0.43%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 227 (19.43%) Windows
2 171 (14.64%) Linux
3 65 (5.57%) UNIX
4 50 (4.28%) Solaris
5 49 (4.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 36 (3.08%) Windows Server 2003
7 29 (2.48%) Windows 7
8 23 (1.97%) Windows Server 2012
9 22 (1.88%) VMS
10 18 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 15 (1.28%) Windows XP
12 12 (1.03%) Oracle Linux
12 12 (1.03%) AIX
13 9 (0.77%) SUSE
13 9 (0.77%) Windows 8
14 6 (0.51%) Windows 2000
15 3 (0.26%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.26%) Windows 2000 Server
16 2 (0.17%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.17%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 193 (16.52%) ITIL
2 166 (14.21%) Load Balancing
3 113 (9.67%) Migration
4 104 (8.90%) Project Management
5 83 (7.11%) Change Management
6 80 (6.85%) Network Design
7 72 (6.16%) Network Management
8 62 (5.31%) E-Commerce
9 55 (4.71%) Service Delivery
9 55 (4.71%) Change Control
10 52 (4.45%) PRINCE2
10 52 (4.45%) Service Management
11 51 (4.37%) Network Monitoring
11 51 (4.37%) Network Architecture
12 49 (4.20%) Kalman Filter
13 47 (4.02%) Risk Management
14 38 (3.25%) Incident Management
15 37 (3.17%) Information Security
15 37 (3.17%) Programme Management
15 37 (3.17%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 46 (3.94%) SQL
2 32 (2.74%) C
3 13 (1.11%) Perl
3 13 (1.11%) Shell Script
4 10 (0.86%) PowerShell
5 9 (0.77%) C#
6 5 (0.43%) Python
7 4 (0.34%) VBScript
8 3 (0.26%) VB
9 2 (0.17%) Java
10 1 (0.086%) PHP
10 1 (0.086%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.086%) Tcl
10 1 (0.086%) Ruby
10 1 (0.086%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.086%) R
Qualifications
1 460 (39.38%) Cisco Certification
2 370 (31.68%) CCNP
3 168 (14.38%) CCNA
4 162 (13.87%) Security Cleared
5 135 (11.56%) CCSE
6 121 (10.36%) SC Cleared
7 94 (8.05%) CISSP
8 77 (6.59%) CCIE
9 71 (6.08%) CCSA
10 48 (4.11%) Degree
11 34 (2.91%) CCSP
12 26 (2.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 21 (1.80%) CCDP
14 20 (1.71%) ITIL Certification
14 20 (1.71%) CISM
15 18 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
16 17 (1.46%) JNCIS
17 15 (1.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 15 (1.28%) CISMP
18 14 (1.20%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (3.34%) PCI DSS
2 29 (2.48%) QA
3 28 (2.40%) SLA
4 15 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 13 (1.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 8 (0.68%) GPG13
7 6 (0.51%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.17%) COBIT
9 1 (0.086%) TickIT
9 1 (0.086%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.086%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 142 (12.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 96 (8.22%) Active Directory
3 69 (5.91%) vSphere
4 46 (3.94%) ProxySG
5 30 (2.57%) Hyper-V
6 29 (2.48%) XenApp
7 22 (1.88%) VMware ESX
8 20 (1.71%) XenServer
9 16 (1.37%) Terminal Services
10 14 (1.20%) Snort
11 10 (0.86%) XenDesktop
11 10 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
11 10 (0.86%) FreeRADIUS
12 9 (0.77%) Xen
13 8 (0.68%) NLBS
13 8 (0.68%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 8 (0.68%) Firmware
14 7 (0.60%) Squid
14 7 (0.60%) vCloud
15 5 (0.43%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 35 (3.00%) FortiGate
2 27 (2.31%) Cisco Prime
3 24 (2.05%) CiscoWorks
4 19 (1.63%) CA Spectrum
5 18 (1.54%) SCCM
6 15 (1.28%) Cisco CUCM
7 13 (1.11%) Netcool
8 10 (0.86%) WSUS
9 7 (0.60%) SCOM
9 7 (0.60%) WhatsUp Gold
9 7 (0.60%) OpenView
10 6 (0.51%) Nagios
10 6 (0.51%) OPNET
10 6 (0.51%) SolarWinds Orion
10 6 (0.51%) McAfee ePO
11 5 (0.43%) Puppet
11 5 (0.43%) DatAdvantage
12 4 (0.34%) EMC NetWorker
12 4 (0.34%) Cisco UCCX
12 4 (0.34%) Cacti
Vendors
1 970 (83.05%) Cisco
2 430 (36.82%) F5
3 361 (30.91%) Juniper
4 286 (24.49%) Blue Coat
5 222 (19.01%) VMware
6 162 (13.87%) Citrix
7 131 (11.22%) Microsoft
8 122 (10.45%) HP
9 112 (9.59%) Fortinet
10 102 (8.73%) SolarWinds
11 88 (7.53%) Nokia
12 77 (6.59%) Infoblox
13 76 (6.51%) McAfee
14 50 (4.28%) Oracle
15 48 (4.11%) Riverbed
16 44 (3.77%) Tufin
17 43 (3.68%) Nortel
17 43 (3.68%) CA
18 42 (3.60%) IBM
19 40 (3.42%) TippingPoint
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