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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CheckPoint
Rank 170 295 271
Rank change year-on-year
+125 -24
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 289 131 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.25% 0.54% 0.53%
As % of the Vendors category 2.81% 1.17% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 90 83
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £278 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £477 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.02% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £19.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.53 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+55.33% -43.66%
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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
10277 11172 9898
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.42% 45.91% 46.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 7031 7350 6202
Average daily rate £425 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 247 229 300
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £31.80 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 18 December 2014.

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 18 December 2014. 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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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 +52 85 £426 +9.87% 13
Hounslow - 4 - -
Bromley - 1 - -
Croydon - 1 £753 - 1
Orpington - - - - 1
Uxbridge - - - -
Greenwich - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
CheckPoint
England

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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.

1 414 (76.10%) Cisco
2 409 (75.18%) Firewall
3 194 (35.66%) Cisco Certification
4 181 (33.27%) LAN
5 174 (31.99%) F5
6 172 (31.62%) WAN
7 165 (30.33%) Juniper
8 156 (28.68%) Finance
9 144 (26.47%) BGP
10 138 (25.37%) OSPF
10 138 (25.37%) Network Security
11 130 (23.90%) CCNP
12 125 (22.98%) Windows
13 117 (21.51%) VPN
14 115 (21.14%) Cisco Nexus
15 114 (20.96%) Cisco ASA
15 114 (20.96%) Blue Coat
16 92 (16.91%) DNS
17 90 (16.54%) Banking
18 85 (15.63%) TCP/IP
18 85 (15.63%) MPLS
19 78 (14.34%) Load Balancing
20 76 (13.97%) EIGRP
21 75 (13.79%) Citrix
22 70 (12.87%) CCNA
23 69 (12.68%) Microsoft
24 68 (12.50%) ITIL
24 68 (12.50%) VLAN
25 67 (12.32%) DHCP
26 62 (11.40%) VMware

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 41 (7.54%) MS Exchange
2 21 (3.86%) IIS
3 19 (3.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 19 (3.49%) Lync
4 18 (3.31%) SharePoint
5 16 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
6 14 (2.57%) Apache
7 6 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.55%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.37%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.18%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.18%) IBM HTTP Server
10 1 (0.18%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 28 (5.15%) MS Office
2 20 (3.68%) MS Excel
3 11 (2.02%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (1.47%) MS Visio
5 7 (1.29%) MS Project
6 2 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.74%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.55%) RMDS
3 2 (0.37%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.18%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.74%) Office 365
2 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 409 (75.18%) Firewall
2 181 (33.27%) LAN
3 172 (31.62%) WAN
4 144 (26.47%) BGP
5 138 (25.37%) OSPF
5 138 (25.37%) Network Security
6 117 (21.51%) VPN
7 115 (21.14%) Cisco Nexus
8 114 (20.96%) Cisco ASA
9 92 (16.91%) DNS
10 85 (15.63%) TCP/IP
10 85 (15.63%) MPLS
11 76 (13.97%) EIGRP
12 68 (12.50%) VLAN
13 67 (12.32%) DHCP
14 61 (11.21%) SAN
15 60 (11.03%) Cisco IOS
16 55 (10.11%) Internet
17 50 (9.19%) HSRP
18 49 (9.01%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (3.86%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.21%) DB2
3 8 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (0.92%) MS Access
5 4 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (0.74%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.37%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.18%) Big Data
7 1 (0.18%) MySQL
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 7 (1.29%) MSI
2 6 (1.10%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (0.37%) JIRA
4 1 (0.18%) Introscope
General
1 156 (28.68%) Finance
2 90 (16.54%) Banking
3 50 (9.19%) Telecoms
4 31 (5.70%) Investment Banking
5 29 (5.33%) Retail
6 13 (2.39%) Legal
7 11 (2.02%) Financial Institution
8 10 (1.84%) Spanish Language
9 7 (1.29%) Law
10 5 (0.92%) Multimedia
11 3 (0.55%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.18%) Publishing
12 1 (0.18%) Local Government
12 1 (0.18%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.18%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.18%) Marketing
12 1 (0.18%) French Language
12 1 (0.18%) German Language
Job Titles
1 215 (39.52%) Network Engineer
2 84 (15.44%) Security Engineer
3 77 (14.15%) Analyst
4 57 (10.48%) Network Security Engineer
5 44 (8.09%) Architect
6 39 (7.17%) Senior Network Engineer
7 38 (6.99%) Security Analyst
8 36 (6.62%) Consultant
9 30 (5.51%) Cisco Engineer
10 29 (5.33%) Firewall Engineer
11 26 (4.78%) Network Analyst
12 23 (4.23%) Programme Manager
12 23 (4.23%) Senior Security Engineer
13 21 (3.86%) Network Consultant
13 21 (3.86%) Support Engineer
14 19 (3.49%) Security Architect
15 18 (3.31%) Network Support
16 17 (3.13%) Network Architect
16 17 (3.13%) Security Consultant
17 16 (2.94%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (2.39%) CSS
2 12 (2.21%) Regular Expression
3 4 (0.74%) .NET
4 3 (0.55%) Rendezvous
4 3 (0.55%) Middleware
5 2 (0.37%) LINQ
5 2 (0.37%) CGI
5 2 (0.37%) XML
6 1 (0.18%) Application Packaging
6 1 (0.18%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 32 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (3.68%) Blackberry
3 17 (3.13%) Thin Client
3 17 (3.13%) Fat Client
4 16 (2.94%) PKI
5 13 (2.39%) Clustering
6 12 (2.21%) Management Information System
7 11 (2.02%) SecurID
8 7 (1.29%) Hedge funds
9 5 (0.92%) NHS
9 5 (0.92%) Replication
10 4 (0.74%) e-Health
11 3 (0.55%) EPoS
11 3 (0.55%) CESG
11 3 (0.55%) Video Conferencing
12 2 (0.37%) RMADS
12 2 (0.37%) iPhone
12 2 (0.37%) CESG CLAS
13 1 (0.18%) User Experience
13 1 (0.18%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 125 (22.98%) Windows
2 43 (7.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 41 (7.54%) Linux
4 32 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 31 (5.70%) UNIX
6 24 (4.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 23 (4.23%) Windows 7
8 17 (3.13%) Windows XP
9 15 (2.76%) Windows 8
9 15 (2.76%) Oracle Linux
10 14 (2.57%) AIX
10 14 (2.57%) Solaris
11 12 (2.21%) SUSE
12 6 (1.10%) Windows 2000
13 3 (0.55%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.37%) Android
14 2 (0.37%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.37%) VMS
15 1 (0.18%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.18%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (14.34%) Load Balancing
2 68 (12.50%) ITIL
3 55 (10.11%) Migration
4 46 (8.46%) Network Design
5 40 (7.35%) Service Management
6 37 (6.80%) Network Architecture
7 36 (6.62%) Change Management
8 33 (6.07%) Project Management
8 33 (6.07%) Network Management
9 31 (5.70%) Dependency Management
9 31 (5.70%) Change Control
10 30 (5.51%) Risk Management
11 29 (5.33%) Programme Management
11 29 (5.33%) Product Management
12 25 (4.60%) Network Monitoring
13 23 (4.23%) Line Management
14 22 (4.04%) Mentoring
14 22 (4.04%) Kalman Filter
15 21 (3.86%) Problem Management
16 20 (3.68%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 39 (7.17%) SQL
2 13 (2.39%) Perl
3 8 (1.47%) PowerShell
3 8 (1.47%) Shell Script
4 7 (1.29%) VBScript
4 7 (1.29%) VB
5 4 (0.74%) C
6 2 (0.37%) C#
6 2 (0.37%) Java
7 1 (0.18%) Tcl
7 1 (0.18%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 194 (35.66%) Cisco Certification
2 130 (23.90%) CCNP
3 70 (12.87%) CCNA
4 53 (9.74%) CCSE
5 41 (7.54%) CCIE
6 38 (6.99%) CISSP
7 32 (5.88%) CCSA
8 29 (5.33%) CISM
9 28 (5.15%) Security Cleared
10 15 (2.76%) CCSP
11 14 (2.57%) CCVP
12 13 (2.39%) SC Cleared
13 9 (1.65%) CCDP
13 9 (1.65%) Degree
14 8 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
15 7 (1.29%) Citrix Certification
15 7 (1.29%) Check Point Certification
16 6 (1.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 4 (0.74%) JNCIA
17 4 (0.74%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 13 (2.39%) PCI DSS
3 8 (1.47%) QA
4 5 (0.92%) GPG13
5 3 (0.55%) SLA
System Software
1 59 (10.85%) Active Directory
2 39 (7.17%) ProxySG
3 38 (6.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 31 (5.70%) Hyper-V
5 24 (4.41%) vSphere
6 21 (3.86%) XenApp
7 20 (3.68%) Snort
8 16 (2.94%) NLBS
9 14 (2.57%) Xen
10 13 (2.39%) FreeRADIUS
11 10 (1.84%) Firmware
12 9 (1.65%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 6 (1.10%) VMware ESX
13 6 (1.10%) Terminal Services
14 4 (0.74%) Squid
15 3 (0.55%) vCloud
15 3 (0.55%) XenServer
16 1 (0.18%) NFS
16 1 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
16 1 (0.18%) Novell eDirectory
Systems Management
1 19 (3.49%) CA Spectrum
2 18 (3.31%) SCCM
3 16 (2.94%) WSUS
4 12 (2.21%) Cisco CUCM
5 10 (1.84%) SCOrch
6 9 (1.65%) CiscoWorks
7 8 (1.47%) Cisco UCCX
8 7 (1.29%) Cisco UCCE
9 6 (1.10%) EdgeSight
10 5 (0.92%) FortiGate
10 5 (0.92%) Cisco Prime
10 5 (0.92%) DatAdvantage
10 5 (0.92%) Netcool
10 5 (0.92%) SCOM
11 4 (0.74%) SolarWinds Orion
11 4 (0.74%) BladeLogic
11 4 (0.74%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 4 (0.74%) Control-M
12 2 (0.37%) McAfee ePO
12 2 (0.37%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 414 (76.10%) Cisco
2 174 (31.99%) F5
3 165 (30.33%) Juniper
4 114 (20.96%) Blue Coat
5 75 (13.79%) Citrix
6 69 (12.68%) Microsoft
7 62 (11.40%) VMware
8 50 (9.19%) HP
9 42 (7.72%) Fortinet
10 37 (6.80%) Riverbed
11 32 (5.88%) Sourcefire
12 30 (5.51%) Oracle
13 26 (4.78%) Nokia
14 23 (4.23%) IBM
15 22 (4.04%) McAfee
15 22 (4.04%) CA
16 19 (3.49%) SolarWinds
17 17 (3.13%) Dell
18 15 (2.76%) Websense
18 15 (2.76%) Nortel
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