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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CheckPoint
Rank 95 121 104
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -17
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 31 2 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.05% 0.078% 0.70%
As % of the Vendors category 2.92% 0.20% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 2 3
Average daily rate
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£325 £319 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.96% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £304 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £334 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £30.00 £19.63
% change year-on-year
+30.00% +52.86%
CheckPoint
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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
1060 1004 1077
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 35.82% 39.10% 44.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 537 474 501
Average daily rate £350 £350 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 28 33
Average hourly rate £16.00 £21.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.80% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £15.50 £9.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.00 £42.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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
Renfrewshire - 10 £268 -
Edinburgh - 7 £333 - 1
West Lothian - 5 £270 -
Highlands - 5 - -
Glasgow -2 2 £450 +33.33% 1
Stirling - 1 £525 -
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CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 (81.82%) Cisco
2 44 (80.00%) Firewall
3 26 (47.27%) Juniper
4 23 (41.82%) Network Security
5 20 (36.36%) HP
6 17 (30.91%) F5
7 16 (29.09%) ITIL
7 16 (29.09%) WAN
8 15 (27.27%) Windows
8 15 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
8 15 (27.27%) Cisco IOS
8 15 (27.27%) Security Cleared
9 14 (25.45%) Cisco ASA
9 14 (25.45%) TippingPoint
9 14 (25.45%) QA
9 14 (25.45%) McAfee
10 13 (23.64%) LAN
11 12 (21.82%) MS Office
11 12 (21.82%) MS Excel
11 12 (21.82%) Crossbeam
11 12 (21.82%) SC Cleared
12 11 (20.00%) Change Control
12 11 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
12 11 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
13 10 (18.18%) CCNA
13 10 (18.18%) Riverbed
13 10 (18.18%) Network Load Balancing
13 10 (18.18%) Junos
14 9 (16.36%) Network Management
14 9 (16.36%) Network Monitoring

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

Applications
1 12 (21.82%) MS Office
1 12 (21.82%) MS Excel
2 4 (7.27%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (7.27%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 44 (80.00%) Firewall
2 23 (41.82%) Network Security
3 16 (29.09%) WAN
4 15 (27.27%) Cisco IOS
5 14 (25.45%) Cisco ASA
6 13 (23.64%) LAN
7 10 (18.18%) Junos
8 9 (16.36%) DNS
9 8 (14.55%) SAN
9 8 (14.55%) BGP
9 8 (14.55%) VPN
9 8 (14.55%) DHCP
9 8 (14.55%) Ethernet
10 7 (12.73%) Wireless
11 6 (10.91%) MPLS
12 5 (9.09%) OSPF
12 5 (9.09%) RSVP
12 5 (9.09%) IPsec
13 4 (7.27%) Cisco ISE
13 4 (7.27%) TCP/IP
General
1 7 (12.73%) Finance
2 2 (3.64%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.82%) Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (49.09%) Network Engineer
2 10 (18.18%) Analyst
3 6 (10.91%) Security Engineer
4 5 (9.09%) PMO Analyst
4 5 (9.09%) Network Analyst
5 4 (7.27%) Network Security Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Support Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (5.45%) Architect
6 3 (5.45%) Programme Manager
6 3 (5.45%) Desktop Support
6 3 (5.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Senior Support Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Consultant
6 3 (5.45%) Network Architect
6 3 (5.45%) Senior Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.82%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.36%) Cryptography
2 5 (9.09%) Replication
3 3 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.82%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.82%) Clustering
4 1 (1.82%) Statistics
4 1 (1.82%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 15 (27.27%) Windows
2 11 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 11 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (7.27%) Android
5 1 (1.82%) Linux
5 1 (1.82%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (29.09%) ITIL
2 11 (20.00%) Change Control
3 10 (18.18%) Network Load Balancing
4 9 (16.36%) Network Management
4 9 (16.36%) Incident Management
4 9 (16.36%) Service Management
4 9 (16.36%) Network Monitoring
5 8 (14.55%) Service Delivery
5 8 (14.55%) Time Management
6 7 (12.73%) Supplier Management
7 6 (10.91%) Project Management
8 5 (9.09%) QMS
8 5 (9.09%) Quality Management
8 5 (9.09%) PRINCE2
8 5 (9.09%) Balanced Scorecard
9 3 (5.45%) Risk Management
9 3 (5.45%) Information Security
9 3 (5.45%) Programme Management
9 3 (5.45%) Asset Management
9 3 (5.45%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.82%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
1 15 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 12 (21.82%) SC Cleared
3 10 (18.18%) CCNA
4 7 (12.73%) CCNP
5 4 (7.27%) CCSA
5 4 (7.27%) CCSE
5 4 (7.27%) JNCIS
6 1 (1.82%) Degree
6 1 (1.82%) CCIE
6 1 (1.82%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (25.45%) QA
2 7 (12.73%) JSP 440
3 2 (3.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.82%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (14.55%) Active Directory
1 8 (14.55%) Hyper-V
1 8 (14.55%) VMware ESXi
2 7 (12.73%) vSphere
3 3 (5.45%) UAG
3 3 (5.45%) Squid
4 2 (3.64%) ProxySG
5 1 (1.82%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 9 (16.36%) WhatsUp Gold
2 4 (7.27%) SCCM
3 3 (5.45%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (5.45%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.82%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.82%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 45 (81.82%) Cisco
2 26 (47.27%) Juniper
3 20 (36.36%) HP
4 17 (30.91%) F5
5 14 (25.45%) TippingPoint
5 14 (25.45%) McAfee
6 12 (21.82%) Crossbeam
7 10 (18.18%) Riverbed
8 7 (12.73%) 3PAR
8 7 (12.73%) EMC
9 6 (10.91%) Nokia
10 5 (9.09%) Avaya
10 5 (9.09%) Fortinet
10 5 (9.09%) Aruba
11 4 (7.27%) CommVault
12 3 (5.45%) Sophos
12 3 (5.45%) SolarWinds
13 2 (3.64%) Blue Coat
13 2 (3.64%) Sourcefire
14 1 (1.82%) BT