The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of CheckPoint products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CheckPoint over the 3 months to 4 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CheckPoint
Rank 222 235 274
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +39
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 193 164 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.91% 0.75% 0.52%
As % of the Vendors category 2.03% 1.68% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 102 74
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £345 £315
% change year-on-year
+12.31% +9.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £27.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -26.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £41.44 £47.50
% change year-on-year
+8.59% -12.76%
CheckPoint
England

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

Vendors Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
9501 9738 9107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.74% 44.55% 45.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 6225 6222 5805
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 216 247
Average hourly rate £19.34 £18.70 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.42% -1.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.95
% change year-on-year
- -7.65%

CheckPoint
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

CheckPoint Jobs Demand Trend in London

CheckPoint
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

CheckPoint Daily Rate Trend in London

CheckPoint
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CheckPoint across the London region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015.

CheckPoint Daily Rate Histogram in London

CheckPoint
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

CheckPoint Hourly Rate Trend in London

CheckPoint
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CheckPoint within the London region over the 3 months to 4 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
City of London +23 57 £413 +16.19% 17
Docklands, London - - - -
Greenwich - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Croydon - - - - 1
Hayes - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Orpington - - - - 1
Twickenham - - - -
Wembley - - - - 1
CheckPoint
England

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

1 385 (79.38%) Cisco
2 365 (75.26%) Firewall
3 193 (39.79%) Cisco Certification
4 180 (37.11%) F5
5 161 (33.20%) Juniper
6 144 (29.69%) CCNP
6 144 (29.69%) LAN
7 141 (29.07%) WAN
7 141 (29.07%) OSPF
8 138 (28.45%) BGP
9 134 (27.63%) Blue Coat
10 124 (25.57%) Cisco ASA
11 121 (24.95%) Network Security
12 117 (24.12%) Finance
13 101 (20.82%) VPN
13 101 (20.82%) DNS
14 100 (20.62%) Cisco Nexus
15 93 (19.18%) Windows
16 88 (18.14%) MPLS
17 77 (15.88%) VMware
18 74 (15.26%) Banking
19 72 (14.85%) DHCP
19 72 (14.85%) Load Balancing
20 69 (14.23%) Citrix
21 68 (14.02%) EIGRP
22 60 (12.37%) CCNA
23 58 (11.96%) ITIL
24 56 (11.55%) CCSE
25 54 (11.13%) VMware Infrastructure
25 54 (11.13%) TCP/IP

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 21 (4.33%) MS Exchange
2 12 (2.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 11 (2.27%) IIS
4 9 (1.86%) Lync
5 8 (1.65%) Apache
6 7 (1.44%) SharePoint
6 7 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (0.82%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.41%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.21%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.21%) IBM HTTP Server
10 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 20 (4.12%) MS Excel
2 19 (3.92%) MS Office
3 12 (2.47%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (1.65%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.65%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (1.24%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.62%) RMDS
3 2 (0.41%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.21%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.21%) IaaS
1 1 (0.21%) Office 365
1 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 365 (75.26%) Firewall
2 144 (29.69%) LAN
3 141 (29.07%) WAN
3 141 (29.07%) OSPF
4 138 (28.45%) BGP
5 124 (25.57%) Cisco ASA
6 121 (24.95%) Network Security
7 101 (20.82%) VPN
7 101 (20.82%) DNS
8 100 (20.62%) Cisco Nexus
9 88 (18.14%) MPLS
10 72 (14.85%) DHCP
11 68 (14.02%) EIGRP
12 54 (11.13%) TCP/IP
13 53 (10.93%) Cisco IOS
14 52 (10.72%) Wireless
15 49 (10.10%) SAN
16 46 (9.48%) Multicast
17 45 (9.28%) BIG-IP
18 42 (8.66%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (2.27%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.44%) DB2
3 5 (1.03%) MS Access
4 4 (0.82%) Relational Database
4 4 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.41%) Big Data
7 1 (0.21%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (0.82%) MSI
2 3 (0.62%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (0.41%) JIRA
4 1 (0.21%) Introscope
General
1 117 (24.12%) Finance
2 74 (15.26%) Banking
3 52 (10.72%) Telecoms
4 26 (5.36%) Investment Banking
5 20 (4.12%) Retail
6 9 (1.86%) Legal
7 8 (1.65%) Financial Institution
7 8 (1.65%) Law
8 5 (1.03%) Multimedia
9 4 (0.82%) Spanish Language
10 2 (0.41%) German Language
11 1 (0.21%) Advertising
11 1 (0.21%) Marketing
11 1 (0.21%) Local Government
11 1 (0.21%) French Language
Job Titles
1 196 (40.41%) Network Engineer
2 61 (12.58%) Security Engineer
3 58 (11.96%) Analyst
4 47 (9.69%) Consultant
5 46 (9.48%) Network Security Engineer
6 40 (8.25%) Senior Network Engineer
7 39 (8.04%) Architect
8 26 (5.36%) Network Consultant
8 26 (5.36%) Security Analyst
8 26 (5.36%) Firewall Engineer
9 22 (4.54%) Support Engineer
10 21 (4.33%) Network Architect
10 21 (4.33%) Network Support
11 20 (4.12%) Network Analyst
12 19 (3.92%) Security Architect
13 18 (3.71%) Network Support Engineer
13 18 (3.71%) Security Consultant
14 17 (3.51%) Programme Manager
15 15 (3.09%) Security Specialist
15 15 (3.09%) Network Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.44%) Regular Expression
2 5 (1.03%) CSS
3 3 (0.62%) Rendezvous
3 3 (0.62%) Middleware
4 2 (0.41%) LINQ
4 2 (0.41%) CGI
5 1 (0.21%) XML
5 1 (0.21%) .NET
5 1 (0.21%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 40 (8.25%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (4.33%) Thin Client
2 21 (4.33%) Fat Client
3 12 (2.47%) Blackberry
4 10 (2.06%) PKI
5 6 (1.24%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.03%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (0.82%) Replication
7 4 (0.82%) Clustering
8 3 (0.62%) NHS
8 3 (0.62%) Hedge funds
8 3 (0.62%) e-Health
8 3 (0.62%) SecurID
8 3 (0.62%) Spread Betting
9 2 (0.41%) IVR
9 2 (0.41%) EPoS
9 2 (0.41%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.21%) PMI
10 1 (0.21%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 93 (19.18%) Windows
2 53 (10.93%) Linux
3 28 (5.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 26 (5.36%) UNIX
5 20 (4.12%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (3.30%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (2.89%) Windows 7
7 14 (2.89%) Windows XP
8 11 (2.27%) Solaris
9 10 (2.06%) Oracle Linux
10 8 (1.65%) Windows 8
11 7 (1.44%) AIX
11 7 (1.44%) SUSE
12 6 (1.24%) Windows 2000
13 4 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.62%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.21%) VMS
15 1 (0.21%) Windows CE
15 1 (0.21%) Android
15 1 (0.21%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (14.85%) Load Balancing
2 58 (11.96%) ITIL
3 41 (8.45%) Network Design
4 40 (8.25%) Migration
5 34 (7.01%) Change Management
6 33 (6.80%) Project Management
6 33 (6.80%) Network Architecture
7 29 (5.98%) E-Commerce
7 29 (5.98%) Service Management
8 25 (5.15%) Network Management
9 23 (4.74%) Network Monitoring
10 22 (4.54%) Line Management
10 22 (4.54%) Risk Management
11 21 (4.33%) Dependency Management
12 20 (4.12%) Change Control
12 20 (4.12%) Mentoring
13 19 (3.92%) Kalman Filter
13 19 (3.92%) Programme Management
13 19 (3.92%) Low Latency
14 18 (3.71%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (5.57%) SQL
2 11 (2.27%) Perl
3 10 (2.06%) C
4 8 (1.65%) Shell Script
5 4 (0.82%) PowerShell
5 4 (0.82%) VBScript
6 3 (0.62%) VB
7 1 (0.21%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.21%) C#
7 1 (0.21%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 193 (39.79%) Cisco Certification
2 144 (29.69%) CCNP
3 60 (12.37%) CCNA
4 56 (11.55%) CCSE
5 50 (10.31%) CCIE
6 33 (6.80%) CCSA
7 31 (6.39%) CISSP
8 26 (5.36%) Security Cleared
9 17 (3.51%) CCSP
10 16 (3.30%) SC Cleared
10 16 (3.30%) CISM
11 11 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
12 10 (2.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 9 (1.86%) CCDP
13 9 (1.86%) Degree
14 5 (1.03%) Check Point Certification
15 4 (0.82%) MCITP
15 4 (0.82%) JNCIA
15 4 (0.82%) CCVP
15 4 (0.82%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.09%) PCI DSS
2 13 (2.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 10 (2.06%) QA
4 7 (1.44%) GPG13
5 3 (0.62%) SLA
6 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.21%) PMBOK
System Software
1 54 (11.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 40 (8.25%) Active Directory
3 37 (7.63%) ProxySG
4 26 (5.36%) vSphere
5 17 (3.51%) XenApp
5 17 (3.51%) Hyper-V
6 15 (3.09%) Snort
7 10 (2.06%) XenServer
8 9 (1.86%) Xen
8 9 (1.86%) NLBS
9 8 (1.65%) vCloud
9 8 (1.65%) FreeRADIUS
10 7 (1.44%) Firmware
10 7 (1.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 6 (1.24%) Squid
12 4 (0.82%) XenDesktop
12 4 (0.82%) VMware ESX
13 3 (0.62%) Terminal Services
14 1 (0.21%) Terminal Server
14 1 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 17 (3.51%) CA Spectrum
2 10 (2.06%) WSUS
3 9 (1.86%) FortiGate
4 7 (1.44%) Cisco Prime
5 6 (1.24%) SCCM
5 6 (1.24%) CiscoWorks
6 5 (1.03%) Netcool
6 5 (1.03%) DatAdvantage
7 4 (0.82%) BladeLogic
7 4 (0.82%) SolarWinds Orion
7 4 (0.82%) Puppet
7 4 (0.82%) Cisco CUCM
7 4 (0.82%) Control-M
7 4 (0.82%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 3 (0.62%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.62%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (0.62%) SCOrch
8 3 (0.62%) EdgeSight
9 2 (0.41%) NetCrunch
Vendors
1 385 (79.38%) Cisco
2 180 (37.11%) F5
3 161 (33.20%) Juniper
4 134 (27.63%) Blue Coat
5 77 (15.88%) VMware
6 69 (14.23%) Citrix
7 50 (10.31%) Fortinet
8 49 (10.10%) HP
9 46 (9.48%) Microsoft
10 41 (8.45%) Riverbed
11 36 (7.42%) Infoblox
12 31 (6.39%) McAfee
13 24 (4.95%) Sourcefire
14 22 (4.54%) Nokia
15 21 (4.33%) CA
15 21 (4.33%) Oracle
16 20 (4.12%) SolarWinds
17 19 (3.92%) Remedy
18 17 (3.51%) IBM
19 16 (3.30%) Brocade
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