The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of CheckPoint products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CheckPoint over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CheckPoint
Rank 57 49 42
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -7
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 3 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.61% 1.01% 1.32%
As % of the Vendors category 1.29% 2.19% 2.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 3
Average daily rate
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£345 £388 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.96% -8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £319 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £388 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 £31.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+3.96% +1.61%
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East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Essex region.

Vendors Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
232 228 232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 47.44% 46.15% 51.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 71 112
Average daily rate £400 £388 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £155 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 59 33
Average hourly rate £25.00 £16.00 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.25% -39.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £9.23 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £28.90 £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-0.18% +2.70%

CheckPoint
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CheckPoint across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

CheckPoint Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

CheckPoint
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing CheckPoint across the Essex region.

CheckPoint Daily Rate Trend in Essex

CheckPoint
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing CheckPoint across the Essex region.

CheckPoint Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 10 (83.33%) Cisco
1 10 (83.33%) Firewall
2 7 (58.33%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (41.67%) CCNP
4 5 (41.67%) LAN
4 5 (41.67%) WAN
4 5 (41.67%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (25.00%) Fat Client
5 3 (25.00%) Network Security
5 3 (25.00%) Blue Coat
5 3 (25.00%) CCSE
5 3 (25.00%) BIG-IP
5 3 (25.00%) DNS
5 3 (25.00%) VMware
5 3 (25.00%) DHCP
5 3 (25.00%) Windows
5 3 (25.00%) Linux
5 3 (25.00%) E-Commerce
5 3 (25.00%) Citrix
5 3 (25.00%) Thin Client
5 3 (25.00%) OSPF
5 3 (25.00%) NetScreen
5 3 (25.00%) BGP
5 3 (25.00%) Infoblox
5 3 (25.00%) Imperva
5 3 (25.00%) F5
5 3 (25.00%) DMVPN
5 3 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 3 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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.

Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Project
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 10 (83.33%) Firewall
2 6 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (41.67%) LAN
3 5 (41.67%) WAN
3 5 (41.67%) Cisco IOS
4 3 (25.00%) Network Security
4 3 (25.00%) BIG-IP
4 3 (25.00%) DNS
4 3 (25.00%) DHCP
4 3 (25.00%) OSPF
4 3 (25.00%) NetScreen
4 3 (25.00%) BGP
4 3 (25.00%) DMVPN
4 3 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 3 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 2 (16.67%) IP Telephony
5 2 (16.67%) Cisco IPT
6 1 (8.33%) Wireless
6 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
6 1 (8.33%) VoIP
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Network Specialist
1 3 (25.00%) Network Security Specialist
1 3 (25.00%) Security Specialist
1 3 (25.00%) Network Engineer
1 3 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Network Support
2 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Network Security Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Network Security Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Firewall Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Firewall Support
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco Support
3 1 (8.33%) Security Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Implementation Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Network Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Fat Client
1 3 (25.00%) Thin Client
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
1 3 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) E-Commerce
1 3 (25.00%) Line Management
1 3 (25.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (16.67%) Network Management
2 2 (16.67%) Service Management
2 2 (16.67%) Project Management
2 2 (16.67%) Release Management
3 1 (8.33%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (41.67%) CCNP
3 3 (25.00%) CCSE
4 2 (16.67%) CCNA
4 2 (16.67%) CCDP
4 2 (16.67%) Network+ Certification
5 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
5 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
5 1 (8.33%) CISSP
5 1 (8.33%) CISM
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 10 (83.33%) Cisco
2 3 (25.00%) Blue Coat
2 3 (25.00%) VMware
2 3 (25.00%) Citrix
2 3 (25.00%) Infoblox
2 3 (25.00%) Imperva
2 3 (25.00%) F5
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (8.33%) Sophos
3 1 (8.33%) LogRhythm