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 27 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CheckPoint
Rank 108 155 156
Rank change year-on-year
+47 +1
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 178 83 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.82% 0.94% 0.81%
As % of the Vendors category 3.85% 1.97% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 39 32
Average daily rate
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£390 £350 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £206 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £382
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £343 £320
% change year-on-year
+13.86% +7.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 4
Average hourly rate £47.50 £55.00 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% +15.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £41.44 £47.50
% change year-on-year
+8.59% -12.76%
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
4622 4206 3620
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 47.16% 47.50% 47.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2430 2025 1662
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 212 252 326
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.93 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £40.00
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 27 February 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 27 February 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 +30 81 £370 +5.71% 11
Surrey +37 45 £395 +17.91% 4
Hampshire +3 32 £400 -5.88% 2
Buckinghamshire +7 15 £200 -
Oxfordshire - 5 £375 - 2
East Sussex -1 2 £381 +8.92% 1
Kent -14 1 - - 6
Middlesex - - - - 1
Sussex - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Home Counties - - - -
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CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 252 (82.89%) Cisco
2 237 (77.96%) Firewall
3 113 (37.17%) Cisco ASA
4 110 (36.18%) Cisco Certification
5 104 (34.21%) F5
6 99 (32.57%) Juniper
7 87 (28.62%) CCNP
8 86 (28.29%) VPN
8 86 (28.29%) Network Security
9 82 (26.97%) LAN
10 81 (26.64%) OSPF
11 78 (25.66%) Telecoms
12 73 (24.01%) WAN
13 68 (22.37%) Security Cleared
14 62 (20.39%) Linux
15 61 (20.07%) Windows
15 61 (20.07%) Blue Coat
16 56 (18.42%) SC Cleared
17 54 (17.76%) BGP
18 53 (17.43%) MPLS
19 51 (16.78%) ITIL
20 49 (16.12%) IPsec
21 47 (15.46%) DNS
22 46 (15.13%) Project Management
23 45 (14.80%) Finance
23 45 (14.80%) Change Management
24 44 (14.47%) CISSP
25 42 (13.82%) Cisco Nexus
26 41 (13.49%) VMware
27 39 (12.83%) TCP/IP

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 9 (2.96%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.30%) IIS
2 7 (2.30%) Apache
3 6 (1.97%) MS Exchange
4 5 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.33%) Lync
6 1 (0.33%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.33%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 8 (2.63%) MS Visio
2 7 (2.30%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.99%) MS Project
4 2 (0.66%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (2.63%) RMDS
2 5 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 237 (77.96%) Firewall
2 113 (37.17%) Cisco ASA
3 86 (28.29%) Network Security
3 86 (28.29%) VPN
4 82 (26.97%) LAN
5 81 (26.64%) OSPF
6 73 (24.01%) WAN
7 54 (17.76%) BGP
8 53 (17.43%) MPLS
9 49 (16.12%) IPsec
10 47 (15.46%) DNS
11 42 (13.82%) Cisco Nexus
12 39 (12.83%) TCP/IP
13 38 (12.50%) Internet
14 37 (12.17%) SSL
15 36 (11.84%) RIP
16 35 (11.51%) Cisco PIX
17 28 (9.21%) VLAN
18 26 (8.55%) VoIP
18 26 (8.55%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.62%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.64%) DB2
3 1 (0.33%) MySQL
General
1 78 (25.66%) Telecoms
2 45 (14.80%) Finance
3 6 (1.97%) Retail
4 5 (1.64%) Back Office
5 2 (0.66%) Financial Institution
5 2 (0.66%) Billing
5 2 (0.66%) Legal
5 2 (0.66%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 95 (31.25%) Network Engineer
2 59 (19.41%) Security Engineer
3 58 (19.08%) Design Engineer
4 51 (16.78%) IP Engineer
5 39 (12.83%) Network Security Engineer
6 36 (11.84%) Analyst
7 28 (9.21%) Network Analyst
8 26 (8.55%) Consultant
9 19 (6.25%) Security Analyst
10 18 (5.92%) Network Design Engineer
11 16 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 16 (5.26%) Project Manager
12 15 (4.93%) Network Security Analyst
13 14 (4.61%) Architect
14 12 (3.95%) Network Consultant
14 12 (3.95%) Senior Network Engineer
14 12 (3.95%) Cloud Engineer
15 11 (3.62%) Security Consultant
16 10 (3.29%) Test Engineer
17 9 (2.96%) Environment Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.63%) Rendezvous
2 7 (2.30%) Regular Expression
3 5 (1.64%) 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%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 23 (7.57%) SecurID
2 10 (3.29%) Management Information System
3 9 (2.96%) Smart Meter
4 7 (2.30%) NHS
5 5 (1.64%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.32%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (0.99%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (0.99%) PKI
7 3 (0.99%) Replication
8 2 (0.66%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.66%) e-Health
9 1 (0.33%) CMDB
9 1 (0.33%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.33%) Clustering
9 1 (0.33%) IVR
9 1 (0.33%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 62 (20.39%) Linux
2 61 (20.07%) Windows
3 19 (6.25%) UNIX
4 13 (4.28%) Windows 7
5 12 (3.95%) VMS
6 11 (3.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (3.29%) Solaris
8 7 (2.30%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (1.97%) AIX
10 5 (1.64%) SUSE
10 5 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (1.64%) Oracle Linux
11 3 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.33%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (16.78%) ITIL
2 46 (15.13%) Project Management
3 45 (14.80%) Change Management
4 38 (12.50%) Load Balancing
5 32 (10.53%) Validation
6 29 (9.54%) Migration
7 25 (8.22%) Risk Assessment
7 25 (8.22%) Network Architecture
8 22 (7.24%) PRINCE2
9 20 (6.58%) Network Design
10 19 (6.25%) Network Management
10 19 (6.25%) Test Strategy
11 18 (5.92%) Fault Management
12 17 (5.59%) Service Delivery
13 16 (5.26%) Service Management
13 16 (5.26%) eTOM
14 12 (3.95%) Change Control
14 12 (3.95%) Demand Forecasting
15 11 (3.62%) Time Management
16 10 (3.29%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (2.96%) SQL
2 4 (1.32%) C
3 2 (0.66%) C#
3 2 (0.66%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 110 (36.18%) Cisco Certification
2 87 (28.62%) CCNP
3 68 (22.37%) Security Cleared
4 56 (18.42%) SC Cleared
5 44 (14.47%) CISSP
6 33 (10.86%) CCNA
7 23 (7.57%) CCIE
7 23 (7.57%) CCSE
8 21 (6.91%) CCSA
8 21 (6.91%) Degree
9 17 (5.59%) CCSP
10 13 (4.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 10 (3.29%) DV Cleared
12 8 (2.63%) JNCIS
13 6 (1.97%) Microsoft Certification
14 5 (1.64%) Check Point Certification
14 5 (1.64%) CCDP
15 4 (1.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 3 (0.99%) MCITP
16 3 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (7.24%) PCI DSS
2 11 (3.62%) SLA
3 3 (0.99%) QA
4 2 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.66%) GPG13
5 1 (0.33%) BS15000
System Software
1 28 (9.21%) Active Directory
2 24 (7.89%) vSphere
3 21 (6.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.97%) ProxySG
5 5 (1.64%) XenApp
5 5 (1.64%) XenDesktop
5 5 (1.64%) VMware ESX
5 5 (1.64%) FreeRADIUS
6 4 (1.32%) Firmware
7 3 (0.99%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.66%) Squid
9 1 (0.33%) Xen
9 1 (0.33%) Snort
9 1 (0.33%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 21 (6.91%) FortiGate
2 7 (2.30%) CA Spectrum
3 5 (1.64%) Cisco CUCM
3 5 (1.64%) Netcool
3 5 (1.64%) OpenView
3 5 (1.64%) CiscoWorks
4 2 (0.66%) SolarWinds Orion
4 2 (0.66%) Foglight
4 2 (0.66%) SCCM
4 2 (0.66%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.33%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.33%) Cacti
5 1 (0.33%) WhatsUp Gold
5 1 (0.33%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 252 (82.89%) Cisco
2 104 (34.21%) F5
3 99 (32.57%) Juniper
4 61 (20.07%) Blue Coat
5 41 (13.49%) VMware
6 39 (12.83%) Fortinet
7 35 (11.51%) Microsoft
8 30 (9.87%) Tufin
9 27 (8.88%) Citrix
9 27 (8.88%) Nokia
10 20 (6.58%) HP
11 19 (6.25%) CA
12 17 (5.59%) SolarWinds
13 15 (4.93%) AlgoSec
13 15 (4.93%) Radware
14 14 (4.61%) TippingPoint
15 13 (4.28%) Crossbeam
16 11 (3.62%) Red Hat
16 11 (3.62%) McAfee
17 10 (3.29%) Redback
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