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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CheckPoint
Rank 106 129 103
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -26
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 30 6 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.94% 0.22% 0.53%
As % of the Vendors category 2.64% 0.54% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 0
Average daily rate
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£425 £297 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.09% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £347 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.32% +6.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £37.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-28.00% +127.27%
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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
1137 1117 989
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 35.53% 40.22% 40.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 516 537 446
Average daily rate £350 £347 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.72% -7.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 27 31
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +24.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £12.00 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £27.50 £23.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.25%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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
(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
Edinburgh +5 11 £438 - 1
Renfrewshire +10 8 £425 +43.09%
Glasgow +5 5 £275 -12.05% 2
Stirling - 2 £525 -
Highlands - 2 - -
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UK

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 51 (83.61%) Firewall
2 47 (77.05%) Cisco
3 23 (37.70%) Juniper
4 21 (34.43%) F5
5 20 (32.79%) Network Security
6 18 (29.51%) Cisco ASA
7 17 (27.87%) HP
7 17 (27.87%) Cisco Certification
8 16 (26.23%) ITIL
9 15 (24.59%) Change Control
10 14 (22.95%) Security Cleared
11 13 (21.31%) WAN
11 13 (21.31%) McAfee
12 12 (19.67%) CCNA
12 12 (19.67%) Windows
12 12 (19.67%) TippingPoint
13 11 (18.03%) Crossbeam
13 11 (18.03%) Cisco IOS
13 11 (18.03%) Finance
13 11 (18.03%) LAN
13 11 (18.03%) Nokia
14 10 (16.39%) CCNP
14 10 (16.39%) Fortinet
15 9 (14.75%) QA
15 9 (14.75%) Supplier Management
15 9 (14.75%) QMS
15 9 (14.75%) SC Cleared
15 9 (14.75%) Telecoms
15 9 (14.75%) Quality Management
16 8 (13.11%) MS Excel

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 1 (1.64%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (13.11%) MS Office
1 8 (13.11%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.92%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (4.92%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 51 (83.61%) Firewall
2 20 (32.79%) Network Security
3 18 (29.51%) Cisco ASA
4 13 (21.31%) WAN
5 11 (18.03%) LAN
5 11 (18.03%) Cisco IOS
6 8 (13.11%) Ethernet
7 7 (11.48%) VPN
8 6 (9.84%) DNS
8 6 (9.84%) MPLS
8 6 (9.84%) Wireless
8 6 (9.84%) Junos
9 5 (8.20%) IPsec
9 5 (8.20%) RSVP
9 5 (8.20%) OSPF
9 5 (8.20%) BGP
9 5 (8.20%) SAN
9 5 (8.20%) DHCP
10 4 (6.56%) Cisco ISE
11 3 (4.92%) Cisco Nexus
General
1 11 (18.03%) Finance
2 9 (14.75%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.64%) Legal
Job Titles
1 29 (47.54%) Network Engineer
2 8 (13.11%) Security Engineer
3 7 (11.48%) Firewall Engineer
4 6 (9.84%) Network Security Engineer
5 5 (8.20%) Support Engineer
5 5 (8.20%) 3rd Line Support
5 5 (8.20%) Architect
5 5 (8.20%) Analyst
5 5 (8.20%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 5 (8.20%) Network Architect
6 4 (6.56%) PMO Analyst
6 4 (6.56%) Network Security Architect
6 4 (6.56%) Security Architect
7 3 (4.92%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) Senior Support Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) Senior Desktop Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) Senior Desktop Support
7 3 (4.92%) Senior Desktop Support Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) Programme Manager
7 3 (4.92%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.64%) CSS
1 1 (1.64%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.20%) Replication
1 5 (8.20%) Cryptography
2 2 (3.28%) Clustering
2 2 (3.28%) iPhone
2 2 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.28%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.64%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 12 (19.67%) Windows
2 7 (11.48%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (11.48%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (8.20%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (6.56%) Android
5 1 (1.64%) Linux
5 1 (1.64%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (26.23%) ITIL
2 15 (24.59%) Change Control
3 9 (14.75%) QMS
3 9 (14.75%) Supplier Management
3 9 (14.75%) Quality Management
4 7 (11.48%) Network Load Balancing
5 6 (9.84%) Incident Management
5 6 (9.84%) Network Monitoring
6 5 (8.20%) Network Management
6 5 (8.20%) Time Management
6 5 (8.20%) Project Management
6 5 (8.20%) Service Management
7 4 (6.56%) Balanced Scorecard
7 4 (6.56%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (6.56%) Service Delivery
7 4 (6.56%) Change Management
7 4 (6.56%) PRINCE2
8 3 (4.92%) Programme Management
8 3 (4.92%) Risk Management
8 3 (4.92%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.64%) C
Qualifications
1 17 (27.87%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (22.95%) Security Cleared
3 12 (19.67%) CCNA
4 10 (16.39%) CCNP
5 9 (14.75%) SC Cleared
6 6 (9.84%) CCSA
6 6 (9.84%) CCSE
6 6 (9.84%) JNCIS
7 1 (1.64%) Degree
7 1 (1.64%) CCVP
7 1 (1.64%) CCSP
7 1 (1.64%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (14.75%) QA
2 3 (4.92%) JSP 440
3 2 (3.28%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (13.11%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.56%) Hyper-V
2 4 (6.56%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (4.92%) vSphere
3 3 (4.92%) UAG
3 3 (4.92%) Squid
4 1 (1.64%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 5 (8.20%) WhatsUp Gold
2 4 (6.56%) SCCM
3 3 (4.92%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (4.92%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.64%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.64%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 47 (77.05%) Cisco
2 23 (37.70%) Juniper
3 21 (34.43%) F5
4 17 (27.87%) HP
5 13 (21.31%) McAfee
6 12 (19.67%) TippingPoint
7 11 (18.03%) Crossbeam
7 11 (18.03%) Nokia
8 10 (16.39%) Fortinet
9 7 (11.48%) Blue Coat
9 7 (11.48%) Imperva
10 6 (9.84%) Riverbed
11 5 (8.20%) Aruba
12 4 (6.56%) CommVault
13 3 (4.92%) EMC
13 3 (4.92%) Avaya
13 3 (4.92%) Sophos
13 3 (4.92%) 3PAR
13 3 (4.92%) SolarWinds
14 2 (3.28%) Remedy
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