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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CheckPoint
Rank 96 126 113
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -13
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 31 6 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.02% 0.23% 0.54%
As % of the Vendors category 2.71% 0.57% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 5 3
Average daily rate
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£325 £200 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+62.50% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £133 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £330 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £28.94 £19.63
% change year-on-year
+38.22% +47.45%
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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
1145 1057 1093
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 37.85% 39.99% 45.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 617 484 516
Average daily rate £360 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £235 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 27 32
Average hourly rate £16.00 £22.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.88% +60.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £15.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.00 £43.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 7 £333 +68.35% 1
Glasgow 0 5 £500 +42.85%
Renfrewshire - 5 £267 -
West Lothian - 5 £270 - 1
Scottish Borders - 4 £200 -
Highlands - 3 - -
Argyll and Bute - 1 - -
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CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 45 (80.36%) Firewall
2 44 (78.57%) Cisco
3 23 (41.07%) Cisco ASA
4 22 (39.29%) Juniper
5 20 (35.71%) Windows
6 19 (33.93%) McAfee
6 19 (33.93%) F5
7 17 (30.36%) Network Security
7 17 (30.36%) HP
8 16 (28.57%) WAN
9 15 (26.79%) Cisco IOS
10 14 (25.00%) QA
10 14 (25.00%) LAN
11 13 (23.21%) Active Directory
12 12 (21.43%) Ethernet
12 12 (21.43%) MS Excel
12 12 (21.43%) MS Office
12 12 (21.43%) ITIL
12 12 (21.43%) Security Cleared
12 12 (21.43%) FortiGate
13 11 (19.64%) Windows Server 2008
13 11 (19.64%) Avaya
13 11 (19.64%) Windows Server 2003
14 10 (17.86%) EMC
14 10 (17.86%) Network Load Balancing
14 10 (17.86%) Riverbed
14 10 (17.86%) TippingPoint
14 10 (17.86%) Crossbeam
14 10 (17.86%) Junos
15 9 (16.07%) UAG

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (5.36%) JBoss
1 3 (5.36%) Apache
1 3 (5.36%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (21.43%) MS Excel
1 12 (21.43%) MS Office
2 4 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (7.14%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 45 (80.36%) Firewall
2 23 (41.07%) Cisco ASA
3 17 (30.36%) Network Security
4 16 (28.57%) WAN
5 15 (26.79%) Cisco IOS
6 14 (25.00%) LAN
7 12 (21.43%) Ethernet
8 10 (17.86%) Junos
9 9 (16.07%) DNS
10 8 (14.29%) SAN
10 8 (14.29%) DHCP
11 6 (10.71%) BGP
11 6 (10.71%) VPN
12 5 (8.93%) Wireless
13 4 (7.14%) Cisco ISE
13 4 (7.14%) TCP/IP
13 4 (7.14%) NetScreen
13 4 (7.14%) MPLS
14 3 (5.36%) OSPF
14 3 (5.36%) EIGRP
General
1 5 (8.93%) Finance
2 2 (3.57%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.79%) Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (44.64%) Network Engineer
2 11 (19.64%) Analyst
3 5 (8.93%) Network Analyst
3 5 (8.93%) PMO Analyst
4 3 (5.36%) Consultant
4 3 (5.36%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (5.36%) Support Engineer
4 3 (5.36%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (5.36%) Programme Manager
4 3 (5.36%) Desktop Support
4 3 (5.36%) Senior Desktop Engineer
4 3 (5.36%) Senior Desktop Support
4 3 (5.36%) Senior Desktop Support Engineer
4 3 (5.36%) Security Engineer
4 3 (5.36%) Administrator
4 3 (5.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (5.36%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 3 (5.36%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (5.36%) Technical Specialist
4 3 (5.36%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.79%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.07%) Cryptography
2 5 (8.93%) Replication
3 4 (7.14%) Clustering
4 3 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.79%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 20 (35.71%) Windows
2 11 (19.64%) Windows Server 2008
2 11 (19.64%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (8.93%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (7.14%) Android
4 4 (7.14%) Linux
5 3 (5.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.79%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (21.43%) ITIL
2 10 (17.86%) Network Load Balancing
3 9 (16.07%) Network Management
3 9 (16.07%) Network Monitoring
3 9 (16.07%) Supplier Management
3 9 (16.07%) Incident Management
3 9 (16.07%) Service Management
3 9 (16.07%) Service Delivery
4 8 (14.29%) Time Management
5 6 (10.71%) Project Management
6 5 (8.93%) PRINCE2
6 5 (8.93%) Load Balancing
6 5 (8.93%) Balanced Scorecard
6 5 (8.93%) Change Control
7 4 (7.14%) Problem Management
8 3 (5.36%) Asset Management
8 3 (5.36%) Risk Management
8 3 (5.36%) Programme Management
8 3 (5.36%) Product Management
9 2 (3.57%) Dependency Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.79%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 9 (16.07%) SC Cleared
3 7 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (8.93%) CCNA
5 3 (5.36%) RHCE
5 3 (5.36%) JNCIA
5 3 (5.36%) CCSA
6 2 (3.57%) CCNP
7 1 (1.79%) CCIE
7 1 (1.79%) CISSP
7 1 (1.79%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (25.00%) QA
2 7 (12.50%) JSP 440
3 2 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (23.21%) Active Directory
2 9 (16.07%) UAG
2 9 (16.07%) Squid
3 8 (14.29%) Hyper-V
3 8 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (12.50%) vSphere
5 3 (5.36%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (3.57%) ProxySG
7 1 (1.79%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 12 (21.43%) FortiGate
2 9 (16.07%) WhatsUp Gold
3 8 (14.29%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (7.14%) SCCM
5 1 (1.79%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.79%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 44 (78.57%) Cisco
2 22 (39.29%) Juniper
3 19 (33.93%) McAfee
3 19 (33.93%) F5
4 17 (30.36%) HP
5 11 (19.64%) Avaya
6 10 (17.86%) EMC
6 10 (17.86%) Riverbed
6 10 (17.86%) TippingPoint
6 10 (17.86%) Crossbeam
7 9 (16.07%) SolarWinds
8 7 (12.50%) 3PAR
8 7 (12.50%) Nokia
8 7 (12.50%) Fortinet
9 4 (7.14%) VMware
9 4 (7.14%) Red Hat
9 4 (7.14%) CommVault
10 3 (5.36%) Sophos
10 3 (5.36%) Aruba
11 2 (3.57%) Blue Coat
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