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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CheckPoint
Rank 201 224 291
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +67
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 582 476 284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.13% 0.96% 0.61%
As % of the Vendors category 2.56% 2.15% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 381 280 160
Average daily rate
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£398 £375 £341
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% +9.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £510 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £347 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.91% +6.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 11 2
Average hourly rate £27.50 £25.50 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.84% +47.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.85 £18.46 £17.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.75 £40.00 £17.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £37.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-28.00% +127.27%
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
22751 22147 21533
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 44.00% 44.85% 46.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 13744 12513 11981
Average daily rate £400 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 997 1007 1121
Average hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.25%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +51 270 £425 +6.25% 49
South East -6 150 £394 +12.50% 29
West Midlands +6 38 £323 +3.20% 12
Yorkshire -11 29 £350 -12.60% 11
South West +3 25 £338 +84.93% 5
East of England -7 24 £383 +19.53% 5
North West -15 20 £300 +17.64% 5
East Midlands -11 14 £313 -26.47% 5
North East -28 6 £311 -11.13%
Midlands - 3 £320 -
CheckPoint
UK

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 967 (82.58%) Cisco
2 886 (75.66%) Firewall
3 470 (40.14%) Cisco Certification
4 442 (37.75%) WAN
5 391 (33.39%) Juniper
6 387 (33.05%) LAN
7 369 (31.51%) F5
8 359 (30.66%) Cisco ASA
9 357 (30.49%) CCNP
10 323 (27.58%) Network Security
11 286 (24.42%) VPN
12 273 (23.31%) Windows
13 250 (21.35%) OSPF
14 242 (20.67%) Blue Coat
15 237 (20.24%) BGP
16 229 (19.56%) MPLS
17 215 (18.36%) ITIL
18 208 (17.76%) CCNA
19 207 (17.68%) DNS
20 202 (17.25%) Data Centre
21 184 (15.71%) Cisco Nexus
21 184 (15.71%) VMware
22 182 (15.54%) Finance
23 179 (15.29%) Wireless
24 170 (14.52%) Load Balancing
25 153 (13.07%) Linux
26 151 (12.89%) TCP/IP
27 148 (12.64%) SSL
28 147 (12.55%) BIG-IP
29 146 (12.47%) Active Directory

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 70 (5.98%) MS Exchange
2 30 (2.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 25 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
4 23 (1.96%) IIS
5 16 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2013
6 15 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2007
7 13 (1.11%) SharePoint
8 9 (0.77%) Lync
9 8 (0.68%) WebSphere
10 7 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (0.34%) SAS
11 4 (0.34%) Apache
12 3 (0.26%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.085%) Exchange Server 2000
13 1 (0.085%) MQSeries
13 1 (0.085%) WebLogic
Applications
1 63 (5.38%) MS Excel
2 57 (4.87%) MS Office
3 49 (4.18%) MS Visio
4 28 (2.39%) MS PowerPoint
5 20 (1.71%) MS Project
6 5 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (1.20%) RMDS
2 7 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.17%) SAP CCM
5 2 (0.17%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.085%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.085%) Primavera
6 1 (0.085%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.085%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.085%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.34%) SaaS
1 4 (0.34%) PaaS
1 4 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.26%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.26%) Mimecast
2 3 (0.26%) Office 365
3 1 (0.085%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 886 (75.66%) Firewall
2 442 (37.75%) WAN
3 387 (33.05%) LAN
4 359 (30.66%) Cisco ASA
5 323 (27.58%) Network Security
6 286 (24.42%) VPN
7 250 (21.35%) OSPF
8 237 (20.24%) BGP
9 229 (19.56%) MPLS
10 207 (17.68%) DNS
11 184 (15.71%) Cisco Nexus
12 179 (15.29%) Wireless
13 151 (12.89%) TCP/IP
14 148 (12.64%) SSL
15 147 (12.55%) BIG-IP
16 128 (10.93%) IPsec
17 126 (10.76%) DHCP
18 113 (9.65%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
19 110 (9.39%) VoIP
20 107 (9.14%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (2.90%) SQL Server
2 18 (1.54%) Oracle Database
3 8 (0.68%) Big Data
4 7 (0.60%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (0.51%) MySQL
6 5 (0.43%) Oracle Exadata
6 5 (0.43%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.26%) EDMS
8 2 (0.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.17%) DB2
8 2 (0.17%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.17%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.085%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.085%) MS Access
9 1 (0.085%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (0.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 7 (0.60%) ERwin
3 4 (0.34%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.34%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.17%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.085%) GCC
5 1 (0.085%) MSI
General
1 182 (15.54%) Finance
2 84 (7.17%) Telecoms
3 60 (5.12%) Banking
4 20 (1.71%) Retail
4 20 (1.71%) Investment Banking
5 14 (1.20%) Manufacturing
6 13 (1.11%) Publishing
7 11 (0.94%) Advertising
8 10 (0.85%) Marketing
9 8 (0.68%) Financial Institution
10 6 (0.51%) Back Office
10 6 (0.51%) Spanish Language
11 5 (0.43%) Local Government
11 5 (0.43%) Electronics
11 5 (0.43%) Legal
12 4 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.26%) Law
13 3 (0.26%) Games
14 2 (0.17%) Multimedia
14 2 (0.17%) Billing
Job Titles
1 449 (38.34%) Network Engineer
2 176 (15.03%) Security Engineer
3 164 (14.01%) Analyst
4 113 (9.65%) Network Security Engineer
5 98 (8.37%) Architect
6 80 (6.83%) Consultant
7 66 (5.64%) Senior Network Engineer
8 64 (5.47%) Network Analyst
9 55 (4.70%) Security Analyst
10 53 (4.53%) Network Architect
11 49 (4.18%) Firewall Engineer
12 48 (4.10%) Infrastructure Architect
12 48 (4.10%) Support Engineer
13 45 (3.84%) Network Support
14 44 (3.76%) Project Manager
15 41 (3.50%) Cisco Engineer
16 40 (3.42%) Network Consultant
17 34 (2.90%) Design Engineer
18 33 (2.82%) Senior Analyst
19 30 (2.56%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (3.50%) 802.1X
2 26 (2.22%) CSS
3 20 (1.71%) Web Services
4 14 (1.20%) Rendezvous
4 14 (1.20%) Middleware
5 11 (0.94%) .NET
6 10 (0.85%) WCF
6 10 (0.85%) Regular Expression
7 9 (0.77%) XML
8 7 (0.60%) SOAP
9 5 (0.43%) XMPP
10 4 (0.34%) REST
11 2 (0.17%) Reactive Extensions
11 2 (0.17%) Managed Extensibility Framework
11 2 (0.17%) Silverlight
11 2 (0.17%) WAP
11 2 (0.17%) ASP.NET
11 2 (0.17%) JSP
12 1 (0.085%) XSD
12 1 (0.085%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 202 (17.25%) Data Centre
2 53 (4.53%) PKI
3 40 (3.42%) Analytical Skills
4 39 (3.33%) Clustering
5 38 (3.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 37 (3.16%) Blackberry
7 31 (2.65%) Management Information System
8 26 (2.22%) Thin Client
8 26 (2.22%) Fat Client
9 24 (2.05%) SecurID
10 23 (1.96%) Video Conferencing
11 15 (1.28%) NHS
12 14 (1.20%) Client/Server
12 14 (1.20%) Replication
13 9 (0.77%) Celerra
14 8 (0.68%) e-Health
14 8 (0.68%) EMC VNX
14 8 (0.68%) Public Cloud
15 7 (0.60%) User Experience
16 6 (0.51%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 273 (23.31%) Windows
2 153 (13.07%) Linux
3 79 (6.75%) UNIX
4 78 (6.66%) Windows Server 2008
5 76 (6.49%) Windows 7
6 65 (5.55%) Windows Server 2003
7 47 (4.01%) Solaris
8 21 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
9 16 (1.37%) Oracle Linux
10 12 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (0.60%) Windows XP
12 5 (0.43%) Mac OS X
12 5 (0.43%) Debian
13 4 (0.34%) AIX
14 3 (0.26%) VMS
14 3 (0.26%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.17%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.17%) SUSE
15 2 (0.17%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.17%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 215 (18.36%) ITIL
2 170 (14.52%) Load Balancing
3 102 (8.71%) Project Management
4 83 (7.09%) Network Design
5 81 (6.92%) Migration
6 80 (6.83%) Service Management
7 72 (6.15%) Kalman Filter
8 66 (5.64%) Change Control
9 61 (5.21%) Network Monitoring
10 58 (4.95%) PRINCE2
11 56 (4.78%) Change Management
12 55 (4.70%) Service Delivery
13 54 (4.61%) SIEM
14 48 (4.10%) Disaster Recovery
15 46 (3.93%) Network Management
16 44 (3.76%) Capacity Planning
17 43 (3.67%) WAN Optimisation
18 41 (3.50%) Business Continuity
19 39 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
20 38 (3.25%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 67 (5.72%) SQL
2 15 (1.28%) Perl
3 13 (1.11%) Python
4 12 (1.02%) VB
5 11 (0.94%) C#
6 8 (0.68%) PHP
6 8 (0.68%) C
6 8 (0.68%) PowerShell
7 7 (0.60%) PL/SQL
8 6 (0.51%) Shell Script
9 5 (0.43%) Tcl
9 5 (0.43%) Java
9 5 (0.43%) JavaScript
10 4 (0.34%) Ruby
11 3 (0.26%) Lisp
11 3 (0.26%) VBScript
12 2 (0.17%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.085%) R
Qualifications
1 470 (40.14%) Cisco Certification
2 357 (30.49%) CCNP
3 208 (17.76%) CCNA
4 142 (12.13%) Security Cleared
5 107 (9.14%) CCSE
6 94 (8.03%) SC Cleared
7 90 (7.69%) CCSA
8 80 (6.83%) CCIE
9 73 (6.23%) CISSP
10 32 (2.73%) Check Point Certification
11 30 (2.56%) CISM
12 29 (2.48%) Microsoft Certification
12 29 (2.48%) Degree
13 27 (2.31%) ITIL Certification
14 25 (2.13%) CCDP
14 25 (2.13%) CCSP
15 22 (1.88%) CISMP
16 20 (1.71%) CCENT
17 19 (1.62%) CCDA
18 16 (1.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (4.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 31 (2.65%) PCI DSS
3 27 (2.31%) QA
4 26 (2.22%) SLA
5 14 (1.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (0.60%) JSP 440
7 4 (0.34%) HIPAA
8 2 (0.17%) GPG13
9 1 (0.085%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.085%) TickIT
9 1 (0.085%) COBIT
9 1 (0.085%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 146 (12.47%) Active Directory
2 113 (9.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 63 (5.38%) vSphere
4 59 (5.04%) ProxySG
5 47 (4.01%) Hyper-V
6 42 (3.59%) XenApp
7 27 (2.31%) NLBS
8 21 (1.79%) VMware ESX
9 19 (1.62%) Snort
9 19 (1.62%) XenServer
10 16 (1.37%) Xen
11 13 (1.11%) XenDesktop
12 10 (0.85%) Terminal Services
12 10 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
13 9 (0.77%) Squid
14 8 (0.68%) EMC RecoverPoint
14 8 (0.68%) vCloud
15 7 (0.60%) BitLocker
16 6 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
17 5 (0.43%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 35 (2.99%) CiscoWorks
2 34 (2.90%) Cisco CUCM
3 33 (2.82%) WSUS
4 31 (2.65%) FortiGate
5 21 (1.79%) CA Spectrum
6 19 (1.62%) SCCM
6 19 (1.62%) Cisco Prime
7 15 (1.28%) OpenView
8 14 (1.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 14 (1.20%) Control-M
8 14 (1.20%) BladeLogic
9 12 (1.02%) SolarWinds Orion
10 10 (0.85%) Nagios
10 10 (0.85%) AirWatch
11 9 (0.77%) Cisco UCCX
12 8 (0.68%) Cacti
12 8 (0.68%) Backup Exec
13 7 (0.60%) SCOM
13 7 (0.60%) NetCrunch
14 6 (0.51%) OPNET
Vendors
1 967 (82.58%) Cisco
2 391 (33.39%) Juniper
3 369 (31.51%) F5
4 242 (20.67%) Blue Coat
5 184 (15.71%) VMware
6 145 (12.38%) Citrix
7 124 (10.59%) Microsoft
8 120 (10.25%) SolarWinds
9 96 (8.20%) HP
10 92 (7.86%) Nokia
11 87 (7.43%) McAfee
12 86 (7.34%) Fortinet
13 69 (5.89%) Riverbed
14 54 (4.61%) Nortel
15 51 (4.36%) Oracle
15 51 (4.36%) TippingPoint
16 49 (4.18%) Symantec
17 45 (3.84%) Avaya
17 45 (3.84%) CA
18 42 (3.59%) IBM
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Rate: Up to £450 per day
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