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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
CheckPoint
Rank 252 211 261
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +50
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 160 229 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.76% 1.08% 0.67%
As % of the Vendors category 1.86% 2.39% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 166 94
Average daily rate £425 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £264 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £523 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £398 £350
% change year-on-year
-5.66% +13.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £65.00 - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £32.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year
+40.62% -41.81%
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
8591 9589 9860
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 40.57% 45.21% 44.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 5620 6357 6319
Average daily rate £438 £425 £418
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 198 221
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.03 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.63% +2.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £36.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

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 10 February 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CheckPoint across the London region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

CheckPoint Hourly Rate Histogram 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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -20 19 £409 -0.90% 16
Uxbridge - 2 - -
Docklands, London - 2 £563 -
Harrow - 1 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 £500 -
Hillingdon - 1 £388 -
CheckPoint
England

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 278 (79.20%) Cisco
2 263 (74.93%) Firewall
3 164 (46.72%) WAN
4 154 (43.87%) LAN
5 149 (42.45%) Cisco Certification
6 141 (40.17%) Juniper
7 114 (32.48%) CCNP
7 114 (32.48%) VPN
8 103 (29.34%) Network Security
9 93 (26.50%) Cisco ASA
10 92 (26.21%) F5
11 91 (25.93%) OSPF
11 91 (25.93%) Finance
12 87 (24.79%) Windows
13 85 (24.22%) BGP
14 69 (19.66%) MPLS
14 69 (19.66%) TCP/IP
15 67 (19.09%) Cisco Nexus
16 66 (18.80%) DNS
17 65 (18.52%) Wireless
18 64 (18.23%) DHCP
19 62 (17.66%) Data Centre
20 60 (17.09%) Microsoft
21 59 (16.81%) Active Directory
22 56 (15.95%) ITIL
23 54 (15.38%) Linux
23 54 (15.38%) VMware
24 50 (14.25%) CISSP
24 50 (14.25%) Blue Coat
25 49 (13.96%) CCNA

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 28 (7.98%) MS Exchange
2 15 (4.27%) IIS
3 12 (3.42%) WebSphere
4 11 (3.13%) WebLogic
5 10 (2.85%) MQSeries
6 8 (2.28%) BizTalk Server
6 8 (2.28%) iPlanet
7 7 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (1.71%) Skype for Business
9 4 (1.14%) JBoss
9 4 (1.14%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.85%) Apache
10 3 (0.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (0.85%) SharePoint
11 2 (0.57%) Confluence
11 2 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.57%) WordPress
12 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.28%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 23 (6.55%) MS Excel
2 12 (3.42%) MS PowerPoint
3 10 (2.85%) MS Office
3 10 (2.85%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.85%) MS Project
4 3 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.28%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 8 (2.28%) BusinessWare
1 8 (2.28%) SAP R/3
2 4 (1.14%) Relativity
3 2 (0.57%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.28%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.28%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (1.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.85%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.57%) SoftLayer
5 1 (0.28%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 263 (74.93%) Firewall
2 164 (46.72%) WAN
3 154 (43.87%) LAN
4 114 (32.48%) VPN
5 103 (29.34%) Network Security
6 93 (26.50%) Cisco ASA
7 91 (25.93%) OSPF
8 85 (24.22%) BGP
9 69 (19.66%) MPLS
9 69 (19.66%) TCP/IP
10 67 (19.09%) Cisco Nexus
11 66 (18.80%) DNS
12 65 (18.52%) Wireless
13 64 (18.23%) DHCP
14 45 (12.82%) EIGRP
15 42 (11.97%) IPsec
16 41 (11.68%) VLAN
17 40 (11.40%) Cisco IOS
18 38 (10.83%) BIG-IP
19 37 (10.54%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.28%) DB2
1 8 (2.28%) DB2 UDB
2 5 (1.42%) Oracle Exadata
2 5 (1.42%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.14%) Big Data
4 3 (0.85%) Oracle Database
4 3 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.57%) MySQL
6 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (0.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 91 (25.93%) Finance
2 37 (10.54%) Banking
3 19 (5.41%) Telecoms
4 11 (3.13%) Investment Banking
4 11 (3.13%) Spanish Language
5 10 (2.85%) Retail
6 9 (2.56%) Legal
7 7 (1.99%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (1.42%) Advertising
8 5 (1.42%) Law
8 5 (1.42%) Local Government
9 4 (1.14%) Front Office
9 4 (1.14%) Multimedia
10 3 (0.85%) Publishing
11 2 (0.57%) Games
12 1 (0.28%) Automotive
12 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.28%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.28%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 147 (41.88%) Network Engineer
2 63 (17.95%) Security Engineer
3 58 (16.52%) Architect
4 53 (15.10%) Network Security Engineer
5 39 (11.11%) Analyst
6 36 (10.26%) Cisco Engineer
7 35 (9.97%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 32 (9.12%) Network Architect
9 29 (8.26%) Senior Network Engineer
10 24 (6.84%) Consultant
11 23 (6.55%) Security Architect
12 18 (5.13%) Infrastructure Architect
13 16 (4.56%) Senior Analyst
14 15 (4.27%) Firewall Engineer
14 15 (4.27%) Senior Security Engineer
14 15 (4.27%) Support Analyst
15 13 (3.70%) Network Support
16 12 (3.42%) Network Analyst
17 11 (3.13%) Design Engineer
17 11 (3.13%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.85%) Web Services
2 8 (2.28%) MSMQ
3 7 (1.99%) 802.1X
4 6 (1.71%) Middleware
5 3 (0.85%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (0.57%) XMPP
7 1 (0.28%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 62 (17.66%) Data Centre
2 35 (9.97%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (7.69%) Management Information System
4 13 (3.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 12 (3.42%) PKI
6 10 (2.85%) Video Conferencing
7 8 (2.28%) AS400
7 8 (2.28%) FMCG
8 7 (1.99%) Fat Client
8 7 (1.99%) Thin Client
9 5 (1.42%) Hedge funds
9 5 (1.42%) iSeries
10 4 (1.14%) Blackberry
10 4 (1.14%) Client/Server
10 4 (1.14%) Public Cloud
11 3 (0.85%) Computer Science
11 3 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.85%) Market Risk
11 3 (0.85%) NHS
11 3 (0.85%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 87 (24.79%) Windows
2 54 (15.38%) Linux
3 25 (7.12%) Unix
3 25 (7.12%) Windows 7
4 18 (5.13%) AIX
5 16 (4.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (4.27%) Windows Server
6 15 (4.27%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (3.42%) Solaris
8 11 (3.13%) Windows 8
9 10 (2.85%) VMS
10 8 (2.28%) zOS
11 4 (1.14%) Mac OS X
11 4 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (0.85%) Android
13 2 (0.57%) CatOS
13 2 (0.57%) CentOS
13 2 (0.57%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.28%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (15.95%) ITIL
2 43 (12.25%) Network Design
3 37 (10.54%) Information Security
4 33 (9.40%) Change Management
5 28 (7.98%) Project Management
6 25 (7.12%) Load Balancing
7 21 (5.98%) Mentoring
8 19 (5.41%) Kalman Filter
8 19 (5.41%) Network Monitoring
9 18 (5.13%) Migration
9 18 (5.13%) Security Architecture
10 16 (4.56%) TOGAF
11 15 (4.27%) Load Testing
12 14 (3.99%) PRINCE2
13 13 (3.70%) High Availability
13 13 (3.70%) Incident Management
13 13 (3.70%) Network Architecture
14 12 (3.42%) Stakeholder Management
15 11 (3.13%) Change Control
15 11 (3.13%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (3.42%) SQL
2 8 (2.28%) PowerShell
3 5 (1.42%) Lisp
3 5 (1.42%) Python
4 4 (1.14%) VB
5 3 (0.85%) C
5 3 (0.85%) Java
5 3 (0.85%) Perl
6 2 (0.57%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.57%) C#
7 1 (0.28%) PHP
7 1 (0.28%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.28%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 149 (42.45%) Cisco Certification
2 114 (32.48%) CCNP
3 50 (14.25%) CISSP
4 49 (13.96%) CCNA
5 42 (11.97%) CCIE
6 35 (9.97%) CCSE
7 33 (9.40%) Security Cleared
8 26 (7.41%) CISM
9 23 (6.55%) SC Cleared
10 21 (5.98%) CCSA
10 21 (5.98%) Degree
11 11 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (2.56%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 9 (2.56%) CCSP
13 8 (2.28%) DV Cleared
14 6 (1.71%) CCDP
15 5 (1.42%) MCSE
15 5 (1.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 4 (1.14%) Microsoft Certified Architect
16 4 (1.14%) Microsoft Certified Master
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.99%) SLA
2 11 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (2.85%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.42%) ISO27002
4 5 (1.42%) QA
5 4 (1.14%) GPG13
5 4 (1.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.85%) COBIT
7 1 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.28%) JSP 440
System Software
1 59 (16.81%) Active Directory
2 43 (12.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (5.70%) Snort
4 19 (5.41%) vSphere
5 18 (5.13%) Hyper-V
6 13 (3.70%) VMware ESX
7 12 (3.42%) XenServer
8 10 (2.85%) ProxySG
9 8 (2.28%) ClearTrust
10 6 (1.71%) XenApp
11 5 (1.42%) Firmware
12 4 (1.14%) vCloud
13 3 (0.85%) NFS
13 3 (0.85%) Squid
14 2 (0.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 2 (0.57%) NLBS
14 2 (0.57%) Samba
14 2 (0.57%) Xen
15 1 (0.28%) Postfix
15 1 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 20 (5.70%) Proventia
2 17 (4.84%) FortiGate
3 11 (3.13%) SCCM
4 8 (2.28%) CA Single Sign-On
5 7 (1.99%) Cisco CUCM
6 6 (1.71%) Nagios
6 6 (1.71%) WSUS
7 4 (1.14%) Backup Exec
7 4 (1.14%) Cisco UCCX
7 4 (1.14%) EnCase
8 3 (0.85%) BladeLogic
8 3 (0.85%) CiscoWorks
8 3 (0.85%) Control-M
8 3 (0.85%) MIMEsweeper
8 3 (0.85%) Nexpose
8 3 (0.85%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (0.85%) OPNET
8 3 (0.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 3 (0.85%) Oracle Identity Management
8 3 (0.85%) QRadar
Vendors
1 278 (79.20%) Cisco
2 141 (40.17%) Juniper
3 92 (26.21%) F5
4 60 (17.09%) Microsoft
5 54 (15.38%) VMware
6 50 (14.25%) Blue Coat
7 46 (13.11%) Palo Alto
8 43 (12.25%) Citrix
9 33 (9.40%) Riverbed
10 29 (8.26%) HP
11 24 (6.84%) SolarWinds
12 23 (6.55%) Intel Security
12 23 (6.55%) Sourcefire
13 20 (5.70%) IBM
14 19 (5.41%) Oracle
15 16 (4.56%) Nokia
16 15 (4.27%) Brocade
16 15 (4.27%) CA
16 15 (4.27%) Infoblox
17 14 (3.99%) Aruba
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