The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Scotland region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CheckPoint
Rank 118 107 102
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -5
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 8 13 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.30% 0.55% 0.47%
As % of the Vendors category 0.71% 1.19% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 7
Average daily rate £200 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £338
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -8.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.25 £19.63 £31.25
% change year-on-year
+54.14% -37.20%
Vendors Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1119 1088 1130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 42.23% 46.44% 40.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 533 519 537
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 34 63
Average hourly rate £22.50 £14.75 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.54% -34.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £9.95 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.40 £44.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
CheckPoint
UK

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -26 5 £198 -18.97% 2
Glasgow - 2 £350 - 2
South Lanarkshire - - - -
CheckPoint
UK

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 23 (88.46%) Cisco
1 23 (88.46%) Firewall
2 14 (53.85%) LAN
2 14 (53.85%) WAN
3 12 (46.15%) Windows
3 12 (46.15%) Cisco ASA
4 10 (38.46%) McAfee
5 9 (34.62%) Network Security
6 8 (30.77%) SolarWinds
6 8 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (30.77%) Avaya
6 8 (30.77%) Juniper
7 7 (26.92%) Active Directory
7 7 (26.92%) F5
7 7 (26.92%) Cisco IOS
8 6 (23.08%) Security Cleared
8 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (23.08%) Ethernet
9 5 (19.23%) HP
9 5 (19.23%) CCNP
9 5 (19.23%) SC Cleared
9 5 (19.23%) McAfee ePO
9 5 (19.23%) Cryptography
9 5 (19.23%) Squid
10 4 (15.38%) Network Load Balancing
10 4 (15.38%) Banking
10 4 (15.38%) Crossbeam
10 4 (15.38%) UAG
10 4 (15.38%) vSphere
10 4 (15.38%) Junos

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

Applications
1 4 (15.38%) MS Excel
2 3 (11.54%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 23 (88.46%) Firewall
2 14 (53.85%) LAN
2 14 (53.85%) WAN
3 12 (46.15%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (34.62%) Network Security
5 7 (26.92%) Cisco IOS
6 6 (23.08%) Ethernet
7 4 (15.38%) Junos
7 4 (15.38%) VPN
8 3 (11.54%) DHCP
8 3 (11.54%) SAN
9 2 (7.69%) IntruShield
9 2 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (7.69%) HSRP
9 2 (7.69%) DNS
9 2 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (7.69%) Internet
9 2 (7.69%) OSPF
9 2 (7.69%) BGP
10 1 (3.85%) EIGRP
General
1 4 (15.38%) Banking
2 3 (11.54%) Finance
3 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (38.46%) Network Engineer
2 4 (15.38%) Network Specialist
2 4 (15.38%) Analyst
2 4 (15.38%) Network Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) Network Designer
3 3 (11.54%) Network Security Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Designer
3 3 (11.54%) Cisco Network Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) Cisco Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) Security Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Cisco Consultant
4 2 (7.69%) Firewall Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Technical Specialist
4 2 (7.69%) Consultant
4 2 (7.69%) Architect
5 1 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (3.85%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (3.85%) Security Consultant
5 1 (3.85%) Support Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Cryptography
2 1 (3.85%) CMDB
2 1 (3.85%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 12 (46.15%) Windows
2 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (7.69%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.85%) UNIX
5 1 (3.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (15.38%) Network Load Balancing
1 4 (15.38%) Time Management
1 4 (15.38%) Network Monitoring
2 3 (11.54%) Service Management
2 3 (11.54%) ITIL
3 2 (7.69%) Incident Management
3 2 (7.69%) Network Management
4 1 (3.85%) Migration
4 1 (3.85%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.85%) Network Security Management
4 1 (3.85%) Security Management
4 1 (3.85%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (3.85%) Load Balancing
4 1 (3.85%) Problem Management
4 1 (3.85%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (23.08%) Security Cleared
3 5 (19.23%) CCNP
3 5 (19.23%) SC Cleared
4 3 (11.54%) CCNA
5 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.85%) MCSE
5 1 (3.85%) HND
5 1 (3.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) JSP 440
2 1 (3.85%) SLA
2 1 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 7 (26.92%) Active Directory
2 5 (19.23%) Squid
3 4 (15.38%) UAG
3 4 (15.38%) vSphere
4 3 (11.54%) Hyper-V
4 3 (11.54%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (3.85%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (19.23%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (11.54%) WhatsUp Gold
3 2 (7.69%) SCCM
4 1 (3.85%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 23 (88.46%) Cisco
2 10 (38.46%) McAfee
3 8 (30.77%) SolarWinds
3 8 (30.77%) Avaya
3 8 (30.77%) Juniper
4 7 (26.92%) F5
5 5 (19.23%) HP
6 4 (15.38%) Crossbeam
6 4 (15.38%) TippingPoint
6 4 (15.38%) Riverbed
7 3 (11.54%) EMC
7 3 (11.54%) 3PAR
7 3 (11.54%) Fortinet
8 2 (7.69%) BMC
8 2 (7.69%) Nokia
9 1 (3.85%) Remedy
9 1 (3.85%) VMware
9 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
9 1 (3.85%) Nortel
9 1 (3.85%) Citrix