The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of CheckPoint products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CheckPoint over the 3 months to 17 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CheckPoint
Rank 139 121 184
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +63
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 135 133 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.34% 1.37% 0.61%
As % of the Vendors category 2.90% 2.87% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 63 20
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £190 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £473 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 8
Average hourly rate £41.25 £50.00 £19.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% +154.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £30.25 £19.63
% change year-on-year
+32.23% +54.14%
CheckPoint
England

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

Vendors Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
4656 4642 4097
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 46.27% 47.67% 48.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2476 2315 1989
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £190 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 257 268 325
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £11.25 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

CheckPoint
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

CheckPoint Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

CheckPoint
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

CheckPoint Daily Rate Trend in the South East

CheckPoint
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CheckPoint across the South East region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

CheckPoint Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

CheckPoint
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

CheckPoint Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

CheckPoint
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CheckPoint within the South East region over the 3 months to 17 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
Berkshire -7 51 £363 +16.00% 14
Surrey +24 41 £400 +11.11% 9
Hampshire 0 25 £375 -4.76% 6
Buckinghamshire +3 11 £473 +18.12% 2
Kent -8 4 £350 -
East Sussex -5 2 £263 -30.00% 1
West Sussex -18 1 £475 -2.56% 3
Oxfordshire - 1 £348 - 1
Home Counties - - - -
Middlesex - - - - 1
CheckPoint
England

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

1 254 (84.11%) Cisco
2 224 (74.17%) Firewall
3 109 (36.09%) Cisco Certification
4 108 (35.76%) Juniper
5 104 (34.44%) Cisco ASA
6 98 (32.45%) F5
7 90 (29.80%) VPN
8 89 (29.47%) CCNP
9 88 (29.14%) Network Security
10 87 (28.81%) LAN
11 73 (24.17%) WAN
12 72 (23.84%) OSPF
13 70 (23.18%) Telecoms
14 63 (20.86%) Blue Coat
14 63 (20.86%) Security Cleared
15 61 (20.20%) Linux
16 58 (19.21%) ITIL
17 57 (18.87%) Windows
18 55 (18.21%) Finance
19 53 (17.55%) SC Cleared
20 49 (16.23%) CISSP
21 48 (15.89%) MPLS
21 48 (15.89%) IPsec
22 46 (15.23%) Project Management
22 46 (15.23%) DNS
23 45 (14.90%) Change Management
24 44 (14.57%) Cisco Nexus
24 44 (14.57%) TCP/IP
25 43 (14.24%) BGP
25 43 (14.24%) VMware

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 8 (2.65%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.99%) Apache
3 5 (1.66%) IIS
4 4 (1.32%) MS Exchange
5 3 (0.99%) Tomcat
5 3 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.33%) MediaWiki
7 1 (0.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.33%) Lync
Applications
1 8 (2.65%) MS Visio
2 4 (1.32%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.32%) MS Project
3 1 (0.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 14 (4.64%) RMDS
2 5 (1.66%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 224 (74.17%) Firewall
2 104 (34.44%) Cisco ASA
3 90 (29.80%) VPN
4 88 (29.14%) Network Security
5 87 (28.81%) LAN
6 73 (24.17%) WAN
7 72 (23.84%) OSPF
8 48 (15.89%) MPLS
8 48 (15.89%) IPsec
9 46 (15.23%) DNS
10 44 (14.57%) TCP/IP
10 44 (14.57%) Cisco Nexus
11 43 (14.24%) BGP
12 42 (13.91%) SSL
13 37 (12.25%) Internet
14 35 (11.59%) RIP
15 33 (10.93%) VoIP
15 33 (10.93%) Wireless
16 31 (10.26%) VLAN
17 27 (8.94%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.64%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.32%) DB2
3 1 (0.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 70 (23.18%) Telecoms
2 55 (18.21%) Finance
3 3 (0.99%) Back Office
4 2 (0.66%) Retail
4 2 (0.66%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.33%) Billing
5 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.33%) Legal
5 1 (0.33%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 97 (32.12%) Network Engineer
2 60 (19.87%) Security Engineer
3 53 (17.55%) Design Engineer
4 45 (14.90%) IP Engineer
5 41 (13.58%) Network Security Engineer
6 34 (11.26%) Analyst
7 28 (9.27%) Network Analyst
7 28 (9.27%) Consultant
8 21 (6.95%) Security Analyst
9 18 (5.96%) Network Design Engineer
10 17 (5.63%) Network Security Analyst
10 17 (5.63%) Network Consultant
11 16 (5.30%) Project Manager
12 14 (4.64%) Senior Network Engineer
13 13 (4.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 12 (3.97%) Security Consultant
14 12 (3.97%) Cloud Engineer
15 11 (3.64%) Firewall Consultant
15 11 (3.64%) Network Security Consultant
16 10 (3.31%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (4.64%) Rendezvous
2 6 (1.99%) Regular Expression
3 3 (0.99%) WAP
4 2 (0.66%) WCF
4 2 (0.66%) .NET
4 2 (0.66%) SOAP
4 2 (0.66%) Web Services
4 2 (0.66%) XML
5 1 (0.33%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.33%) CSS
5 1 (0.33%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 22 (7.28%) SecurID
2 15 (4.97%) Management Information System
3 8 (2.65%) Smart Meter
4 7 (2.32%) NHS
5 6 (1.99%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (1.32%) Replication
6 4 (1.32%) Enterprise Storage
6 4 (1.32%) PKI
7 3 (0.99%) Mobile App
7 3 (0.99%) e-Health
8 2 (0.66%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.66%) Clustering
9 1 (0.33%) IVR
9 1 (0.33%) Tandem
9 1 (0.33%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.33%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.33%) CCTV
9 1 (0.33%) CMDB
9 1 (0.33%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 61 (20.20%) Linux
2 57 (18.87%) Windows
3 15 (4.97%) UNIX
4 12 (3.97%) VMS
5 11 (3.64%) Windows 7
6 10 (3.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (2.65%) Solaris
8 7 (2.32%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (1.99%) AIX
10 4 (1.32%) SUSE
10 4 (1.32%) Oracle Linux
11 3 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (19.21%) ITIL
2 46 (15.23%) Project Management
3 45 (14.90%) Change Management
4 43 (14.24%) Load Balancing
5 28 (9.27%) Validation
5 28 (9.27%) Migration
6 26 (8.61%) Risk Assessment
7 24 (7.95%) PRINCE2
7 24 (7.95%) Network Architecture
8 20 (6.62%) Service Management
8 20 (6.62%) Network Design
9 19 (6.29%) Test Strategy
10 16 (5.30%) eTOM
11 15 (4.97%) Network Management
11 15 (4.97%) Change Control
12 14 (4.64%) Time Management
13 13 (4.30%) Service Delivery
14 12 (3.97%) Demand Forecasting
15 10 (3.31%) Risk Management
16 9 (2.98%) Fault Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (3.64%) SQL
2 4 (1.32%) C
3 2 (0.66%) C#
3 2 (0.66%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 109 (36.09%) Cisco Certification
2 89 (29.47%) CCNP
3 63 (20.86%) Security Cleared
4 53 (17.55%) SC Cleared
5 49 (16.23%) CISSP
6 33 (10.93%) CCNA
7 22 (7.28%) CCSE
8 20 (6.62%) Degree
8 20 (6.62%) CCIE
9 19 (6.29%) CCSA
10 15 (4.97%) CCSP
11 14 (4.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 11 (3.64%) JNCIS
13 8 (2.65%) Check Point Certification
14 7 (2.32%) CCDP
14 7 (2.32%) DV Cleared
15 4 (1.32%) APMP
15 4 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
16 3 (0.99%) CCDA
16 3 (0.99%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (7.28%) PCI DSS
2 7 (2.32%) SLA
3 3 (0.99%) QA
4 2 (0.66%) GPG13
4 2 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.33%) TickIT
5 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.33%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 28 (9.27%) Active Directory
2 24 (7.95%) vSphere
3 20 (6.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.66%) VMware ESX
5 4 (1.32%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.32%) XenApp
5 4 (1.32%) XenDesktop
5 4 (1.32%) ProxySG
5 4 (1.32%) Snort
5 4 (1.32%) FreeRADIUS
6 3 (0.99%) Firmware
7 2 (0.66%) Squid
8 1 (0.33%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.33%) UAG
8 1 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 17 (5.63%) FortiGate
2 7 (2.32%) CA Spectrum
3 6 (1.99%) Cisco CUCM
4 5 (1.66%) CiscoWorks
5 3 (0.99%) Netcool
5 3 (0.99%) OpenView
6 2 (0.66%) Cisco UCCX
6 2 (0.66%) SCCM
7 1 (0.33%) SCOM
7 1 (0.33%) Cacti
7 1 (0.33%) WhatsUp Gold
7 1 (0.33%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (0.33%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.33%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 254 (84.11%) Cisco
2 108 (35.76%) Juniper
3 98 (32.45%) F5
4 63 (20.86%) Blue Coat
5 43 (14.24%) VMware
6 38 (12.58%) Fortinet
7 36 (11.92%) Microsoft
7 36 (11.92%) Tufin
8 23 (7.62%) SolarWinds
8 23 (7.62%) Citrix
9 20 (6.62%) CA
10 18 (5.96%) TippingPoint
11 17 (5.63%) HP
12 15 (4.97%) AlgoSec
13 14 (4.64%) LogLogic
13 14 (4.64%) Tradeweb
13 14 (4.64%) Nokia
13 14 (4.64%) TIBCO
13 14 (4.64%) Bloomberg
13 14 (4.64%) NetScout
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