The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of CheckPoint products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CheckPoint over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CheckPoint
Rank 96 92 88
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -4
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 25 20 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.93% 0.89% 1.19%
As % of the Vendors category 2.67% 2.19% 2.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 8
Average daily rate
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£363 £330 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £250 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £360 £336
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.92% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £55.00 £41.75
% change year-on-year
-22.72% +31.73%
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UK

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

Vendors Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
936 914 971
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 34.93% 40.84% 47.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 497 409 472
Average daily rate £364 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.92% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 30 26
Average hourly rate £23.75 £14.02 £15.77
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+69.40% -11.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £30.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

CheckPoint
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

CheckPoint Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

CheckPoint
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

CheckPoint Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

CheckPoint
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CheckPoint across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

CheckPoint Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

CheckPoint
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

CheckPoint Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

CheckPoint
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CheckPoint within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 30 January 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
Edinburgh +6 15 £325 +64.55% 1
West Lothian +8 5 £263 -7.89%
Glasgow -7 1 £450 +28.57%
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UK

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 29 (72.50%) Firewall
2 27 (67.50%) Cisco
3 15 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
4 13 (32.50%) Juniper
5 11 (27.50%) Network Security
6 10 (25.00%) McAfee
6 10 (25.00%) HP
6 10 (25.00%) F5
7 9 (22.50%) FortiGate
7 9 (22.50%) XML
7 9 (22.50%) Windows
7 9 (22.50%) LAN
7 9 (22.50%) Ab Initio
8 8 (20.00%) SC Cleared
8 8 (20.00%) Security Cleared
8 8 (20.00%) Finance
8 8 (20.00%) WAN
8 8 (20.00%) UNIX
8 8 (20.00%) Avaya
9 7 (17.50%) EMC
9 7 (17.50%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (17.50%) ITIL
9 7 (17.50%) Nokia
10 6 (15.00%) Ethernet
10 6 (15.00%) SolarWinds
10 6 (15.00%) UAG
10 6 (15.00%) Squid
10 6 (15.00%) Fortinet
11 5 (12.50%) McAfee ePO
11 5 (12.50%) QA

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 3 (7.50%) JBoss
1 3 (7.50%) Apache
1 3 (7.50%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (10.00%) MS Office
1 4 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.50%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.50%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 29 (72.50%) Firewall
2 15 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
3 11 (27.50%) Network Security
4 9 (22.50%) LAN
5 8 (20.00%) WAN
6 6 (15.00%) Ethernet
7 4 (10.00%) NetScreen
7 4 (10.00%) SAN
7 4 (10.00%) TCP/IP
7 4 (10.00%) DNS
7 4 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (10.00%) Junos
8 3 (7.50%) BIG-IP
8 3 (7.50%) DHCP
8 3 (7.50%) LDAP
8 3 (7.50%) BGP
8 3 (7.50%) EIGRP
8 3 (7.50%) Wireless
9 2 (5.00%) VPN
9 2 (5.00%) Cisco PIX
General
1 8 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (35.00%) Network Engineer
2 9 (22.50%) Developer
2 9 (22.50%) Ab Initio Developer
3 6 (15.00%) Analyst
4 4 (10.00%) Administrator
4 4 (10.00%) Network Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (5.00%) Support Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Technical Specialist
6 2 (5.00%) Linux Administrator
6 2 (5.00%) Cisco Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Network Support
6 2 (5.00%) Security Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 1 (2.50%) Implementation Manager
7 1 (2.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) ETL Developer
7 1 (2.50%) Technical Support Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (22.50%) XML
2 1 (2.50%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) Cryptography
2 3 (7.50%) Clustering
3 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (22.50%) Windows
2 8 (20.00%) UNIX
3 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (7.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (7.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.50%) ITIL
2 5 (12.50%) Service Delivery
3 4 (10.00%) Service Management
3 4 (10.00%) Load Balancing
3 4 (10.00%) Network Load Balancing
3 4 (10.00%) Problem Management
3 4 (10.00%) Network Management
3 4 (10.00%) Incident Management
3 4 (10.00%) Asset Management
3 4 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (7.50%) Supplier Management
4 3 (7.50%) Time Management
4 3 (7.50%) ETL
5 2 (5.00%) Data Security
5 2 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (5.00%) Investment Management
5 2 (5.00%) Information Security
6 1 (2.50%) Technical Analysis
6 1 (2.50%) Security Architecture
6 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2
Qualifications
1 8 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 8 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (17.50%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (12.50%) CCNA
4 4 (10.00%) CCNP
4 4 (10.00%) CCSA
5 3 (7.50%) JNCIA
5 3 (7.50%) CCSP
5 3 (7.50%) RHCE
6 1 (2.50%) CCSE
6 1 (2.50%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.50%) QA
2 4 (10.00%) JSP 440
3 2 (5.00%) SLA
4 1 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (15.00%) UAG
1 6 (15.00%) Squid
2 5 (12.50%) Active Directory
3 4 (10.00%) vSphere
3 4 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (10.00%) Hyper-V
4 3 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (5.00%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 9 (22.50%) FortiGate
2 5 (12.50%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (10.00%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 27 (67.50%) Cisco
2 13 (32.50%) Juniper
3 10 (25.00%) McAfee
3 10 (25.00%) HP
3 10 (25.00%) F5
4 9 (22.50%) Ab Initio
5 8 (20.00%) Avaya
6 7 (17.50%) EMC
6 7 (17.50%) Nokia
7 6 (15.00%) SolarWinds
7 6 (15.00%) Fortinet
8 4 (10.00%) Crossbeam
8 4 (10.00%) 3PAR
8 4 (10.00%) Riverbed
8 4 (10.00%) TippingPoint
9 3 (7.50%) ProCurve
9 3 (7.50%) Red Hat
9 3 (7.50%) VMware
10 2 (5.00%) Sourcefire
10 2 (5.00%) Blue Coat