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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CheckPoint
Rank 190 232 294
Rank change year-on-year
+42 +62
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 602 458 264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.19% 0.92% 0.61%
As % of the Vendors category 2.61% 2.03% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 343 280 120
Average daily rate
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£360 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £317
% change year-on-year
- +10.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 13
Average hourly rate £40.00 £27.88 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.49% +25.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.83 £17.50 £19.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £28.94 £19.63
% change year-on-year
+38.22% +47.45%
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
23047 22545 20256
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.50% 45.45% 46.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 13422 13024 11108
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £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 1000 1008 1132
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.61 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.05% -9.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.07 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.30 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 1 May 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 -8 187 £363 -9.37% 51
South East -3 133 £375 +7.14% 35
West Midlands +34 80 £340 -2.85% 9
North West +29 68 £325 +18.18% 11
South West +7 37 £313 -10.71% 5
East of England +21 35 £400 +25.00% 12
Yorkshire -2 26 £394 -1.62% 14
North East - 19 £368 -
East Midlands +5 18 £400 -
CheckPoint
UK

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 1010 (84.38%) Cisco
2 876 (73.18%) Firewall
3 471 (39.35%) Cisco Certification
4 427 (35.67%) F5
5 393 (32.83%) Cisco ASA
6 392 (32.75%) Juniper
7 391 (32.66%) CCNP
8 340 (28.40%) WAN
9 328 (27.40%) Network Security
10 316 (26.40%) LAN
11 302 (25.23%) OSPF
12 289 (24.14%) Blue Coat
13 252 (21.05%) BGP
14 250 (20.89%) VPN
15 245 (20.47%) Windows
16 237 (19.80%) VMware
17 236 (19.72%) DNS
18 201 (16.79%) MPLS
19 193 (16.12%) ITIL
20 191 (15.96%) Cisco Nexus
21 189 (15.79%) Finance
22 181 (15.12%) Security Cleared
23 172 (14.37%) Linux
24 171 (14.29%) Load Balancing
25 166 (13.87%) Citrix
26 158 (13.20%) CCNA
27 152 (12.70%) VMware Infrastructure
28 148 (12.36%) Wireless
29 142 (11.86%) SSL
30 140 (11.70%) DHCP

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 38 (3.17%) MS Exchange
2 37 (3.09%) IIS
3 21 (1.75%) Apache
4 19 (1.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 16 (1.34%) SharePoint
6 14 (1.17%) Lync
6 14 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (0.67%) WebSphere
7 8 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (0.58%) IBM Notes
9 4 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (0.33%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.33%) OpenStack
9 4 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (0.25%) SAS
10 3 (0.25%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.084%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.084%) MediaWiki
11 1 (0.084%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.084%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 45 (3.76%) MS Excel
2 42 (3.51%) MS Office
3 35 (2.92%) MS Visio
4 16 (1.34%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (0.92%) MS Project
6 1 (0.084%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (1.34%) RMDS
2 8 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.084%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.084%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.084%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.084%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.50%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (0.42%) SaaS
2 5 (0.42%) PaaS
3 2 (0.17%) Office 365
3 2 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.084%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.084%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.084%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 876 (73.18%) Firewall
2 393 (32.83%) Cisco ASA
3 340 (28.40%) WAN
4 328 (27.40%) Network Security
5 316 (26.40%) LAN
6 302 (25.23%) OSPF
7 252 (21.05%) BGP
8 250 (20.89%) VPN
9 236 (19.72%) DNS
10 201 (16.79%) MPLS
11 191 (15.96%) Cisco Nexus
12 148 (12.36%) Wireless
13 142 (11.86%) SSL
14 140 (11.70%) DHCP
15 135 (11.28%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 119 (9.94%) BIG-IP
17 109 (9.11%) Cisco IOS
18 107 (8.94%) TCP/IP
19 104 (8.69%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
20 92 (7.69%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (3.34%) SQL Server
2 19 (1.59%) Oracle Database
3 9 (0.75%) Relational Database
3 9 (0.75%) DB2
4 7 (0.58%) Oracle Database 11g
4 7 (0.58%) Big Data
5 5 (0.42%) MySQL
6 4 (0.33%) NoSQL
6 4 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.25%) EDMS
8 2 (0.17%) OLTP
8 2 (0.17%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.084%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.084%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.084%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 7 (0.58%) ERwin
2 4 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.25%) MSI
4 1 (0.084%) JIRA
4 1 (0.084%) Introscope
4 1 (0.084%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 189 (15.79%) Finance
2 128 (10.69%) Telecoms
3 74 (6.18%) Banking
4 26 (2.17%) Investment Banking
5 18 (1.50%) Retail
6 11 (0.92%) Manufacturing
7 10 (0.84%) Marketing
8 9 (0.75%) Law
9 7 (0.58%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.42%) Spanish Language
11 4 (0.33%) Back Office
11 4 (0.33%) Advertising
11 4 (0.33%) Electronics
11 4 (0.33%) Local Government
12 2 (0.17%) Games
12 2 (0.17%) Legal
12 2 (0.17%) Billing
12 2 (0.17%) French Language
12 2 (0.17%) German Language
13 1 (0.084%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 436 (36.42%) Network Engineer
2 172 (14.37%) Security Engineer
3 159 (13.28%) Analyst
4 131 (10.94%) Network Security Engineer
5 101 (8.44%) Consultant
6 90 (7.52%) Architect
7 81 (6.77%) Network Analyst
8 65 (5.43%) Design Engineer
8 65 (5.43%) Security Analyst
9 58 (4.85%) Senior Network Engineer
10 55 (4.59%) Network Specialist
11 53 (4.43%) Network Consultant
12 49 (4.09%) Network Support
13 48 (4.01%) Firewall Engineer
13 48 (4.01%) Support Engineer
14 46 (3.84%) Security Specialist
15 45 (3.76%) IP Engineer
16 43 (3.59%) Network Security Specialist
17 40 (3.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 39 (3.26%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (1.59%) Web Services
2 16 (1.34%) Rendezvous
3 15 (1.25%) Regular Expression
3 15 (1.25%) CSS
4 11 (0.92%) XML
5 10 (0.84%) SOAP
6 9 (0.75%) WCF
7 7 (0.58%) WAP
7 7 (0.58%) .NET
8 6 (0.50%) Middleware
9 4 (0.33%) CGI
10 3 (0.25%) REST
10 3 (0.25%) JSON
10 3 (0.25%) Java EE
10 3 (0.25%) WSDL
10 3 (0.25%) XSD
11 2 (0.17%) JSP
11 2 (0.17%) ASP.NET
12 1 (0.084%) Silverlight
12 1 (0.084%) Reactive Extensions
Miscellaneous
1 69 (5.76%) Analytical Skills
2 51 (4.26%) Thin Client
2 51 (4.26%) Fat Client
3 43 (3.59%) PKI
4 34 (2.84%) Clustering
5 28 (2.34%) Management Information System
6 23 (1.92%) Blackberry
7 21 (1.75%) SecurID
8 18 (1.50%) NHS
9 15 (1.25%) Replication
10 12 (1.00%) Video Conferencing
11 9 (0.75%) Celerra
12 8 (0.67%) Client/Server
13 7 (0.58%) Open Source
13 7 (0.58%) User Experience
13 7 (0.58%) Public Cloud
13 7 (0.58%) Cryptography
14 6 (0.50%) e-Health
14 6 (0.50%) Enterprise Storage
14 6 (0.50%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 245 (20.47%) Windows
2 172 (14.37%) Linux
3 59 (4.93%) UNIX
4 57 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 49 (4.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 44 (3.68%) Windows 7
7 42 (3.51%) Solaris
8 22 (1.84%) VMS
9 19 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
10 13 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 11 (0.92%) AIX
12 9 (0.75%) Oracle Linux
13 8 (0.67%) Windows XP
14 7 (0.58%) SUSE
15 4 (0.33%) Windows Vista
16 3 (0.25%) Windows 2000
17 2 (0.17%) Windows 8
17 2 (0.17%) Mac OS
18 1 (0.084%) Windows 2000 Server
18 1 (0.084%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 193 (16.12%) ITIL
2 171 (14.29%) Load Balancing
3 104 (8.69%) Project Management
4 100 (8.35%) Migration
5 77 (6.43%) Network Design
6 72 (6.02%) Change Management
7 68 (5.68%) Network Management
8 63 (5.26%) E-Commerce
9 62 (5.18%) Kalman Filter
10 59 (4.93%) Service Delivery
11 55 (4.59%) Service Management
12 48 (4.01%) PRINCE2
13 47 (3.93%) Network Monitoring
14 46 (3.84%) Change Control
15 43 (3.59%) Network Architecture
16 39 (3.26%) SIEM
16 39 (3.26%) Information Security
17 36 (3.01%) Risk Management
18 34 (2.84%) Validation
19 33 (2.76%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (4.51%) SQL
2 32 (2.67%) C
3 15 (1.25%) Perl
4 11 (0.92%) Shell Script
5 9 (0.75%) C#
6 8 (0.67%) PowerShell
7 7 (0.58%) Python
7 7 (0.58%) PL/SQL
8 3 (0.25%) Java
8 3 (0.25%) VBScript
8 3 (0.25%) Tcl
9 2 (0.17%) VB
9 2 (0.17%) PHP
9 2 (0.17%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.084%) R
10 1 (0.084%) Ruby
10 1 (0.084%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.084%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.084%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 471 (39.35%) Cisco Certification
2 391 (32.66%) CCNP
3 181 (15.12%) Security Cleared
4 158 (13.20%) CCNA
5 139 (11.61%) SC Cleared
6 121 (10.11%) CCSE
7 99 (8.27%) CISSP
8 85 (7.10%) CCIE
9 66 (5.51%) CCSA
10 48 (4.01%) Degree
11 28 (2.34%) CCSP
12 27 (2.26%) CISM
13 26 (2.17%) CISMP
14 24 (2.01%) ITIL Certification
15 21 (1.75%) Check Point Certification
15 21 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
15 21 (1.75%) CCDP
16 19 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 16 (1.34%) JNCIS
18 15 (1.25%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (3.59%) PCI DSS
2 35 (2.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 34 (2.84%) QA
4 23 (1.92%) SLA
5 15 (1.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (0.58%) JSP 440
6 7 (0.58%) GPG13
7 2 (0.17%) COBIT
8 1 (0.084%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.084%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.084%) TickIT
System Software
1 152 (12.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 116 (9.69%) Active Directory
3 76 (6.35%) vSphere
4 45 (3.76%) Hyper-V
5 44 (3.68%) ProxySG
6 32 (2.67%) XenApp
7 27 (2.26%) XenServer
8 22 (1.84%) VMware ESX
9 14 (1.17%) Terminal Services
9 14 (1.17%) XenDesktop
9 14 (1.17%) NLBS
10 13 (1.09%) Xen
10 13 (1.09%) Snort
11 11 (0.92%) vCloud
12 9 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
13 8 (0.67%) EMC RecoverPoint
14 7 (0.58%) FreeRADIUS
14 7 (0.58%) Firmware
15 6 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
15 6 (0.50%) Squid
Systems Management
1 35 (2.92%) CiscoWorks
2 30 (2.51%) FortiGate
3 21 (1.75%) SCCM
4 19 (1.59%) Cisco Prime
5 18 (1.50%) CA Spectrum
6 17 (1.42%) OpenView
7 15 (1.25%) Cisco CUCM
7 15 (1.25%) WSUS
8 12 (1.00%) Netcool
9 9 (0.75%) AirWatch
10 8 (0.67%) SCOM
11 6 (0.50%) OPNET
11 6 (0.50%) SolarWinds Orion
12 5 (0.42%) Cacti
12 5 (0.42%) WhatsUp Gold
12 5 (0.42%) Puppet
12 5 (0.42%) DatAdvantage
12 5 (0.42%) Nagios
13 4 (0.33%) MIMEsweeper
13 4 (0.33%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 1010 (84.38%) Cisco
2 427 (35.67%) F5
3 392 (32.75%) Juniper
4 289 (24.14%) Blue Coat
5 237 (19.80%) VMware
6 166 (13.87%) Citrix
7 129 (10.78%) Microsoft
8 127 (10.61%) HP
9 111 (9.27%) SolarWinds
10 105 (8.77%) Fortinet
11 77 (6.43%) Nokia
11 77 (6.43%) McAfee
11 77 (6.43%) Infoblox
12 55 (4.59%) Riverbed
13 53 (4.43%) IBM
14 45 (3.76%) Oracle
14 45 (3.76%) CA
14 45 (3.76%) Tufin
15 40 (3.34%) TippingPoint
16 39 (3.26%) Imperva
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + Great working environment
Posted: 20 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £420 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Connectus
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Interquest - Korus Group - Brighton
Posted: 5 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bracknell
Volt
Rate: £38.00 - £45.00 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 6 days ago
Bath, Avon
Technology Sourcing Limited
Rate: market rates
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Eames Consulting
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
iKonnect
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Maidenhead
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £370 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 11 days ago
Birmingham
Real Staffing
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 12 days ago