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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CheckPoint
Rank 118 185 153
Rank change year-on-year
+67 -32
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 146 52 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.47% 0.61% 0.93%
As % of the Vendors category 3.01% 1.30% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 33 41
Average daily rate
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£374 £381 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.96% +8.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £258 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £471 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £373 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.37% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 10
Average hourly rate - £32.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.53 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+55.33% -43.66%
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
4857 3986 4132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 48.99% 46.76% 49.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2544 2050 1923
Average daily rate £370 £363 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.93% -1.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 266 221 346
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.35% -10.52%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 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
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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 +57 87 £350 -12.50% 5
Buckinghamshire +6 21 £370 -17.77% 1
Surrey +1 13 £370 +2.77% 6
Hampshire -18 11 £415 -2.35% 5
Kent -2 5 £450 - 4
East Sussex +1 4 £325 -0.38%
Oxfordshire -23 3 £373 +49.00%
West Sussex - 1 - - 1
CheckPoint
England

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

1 249 (86.16%) Firewall
2 239 (82.70%) Cisco
3 130 (44.98%) Cisco ASA
4 128 (44.29%) Cisco Certification
5 105 (36.33%) OSPF
6 95 (32.87%) Juniper
6 95 (32.87%) F5
7 92 (31.83%) VPN
8 88 (30.45%) Telecoms
9 87 (30.10%) Network Security
10 83 (28.72%) CCNP
11 65 (22.49%) BGP
12 64 (22.15%) Security Cleared
13 54 (18.69%) MPLS
14 53 (18.34%) WAN
15 52 (17.99%) LAN
15 52 (17.99%) SC Cleared
16 48 (16.61%) Blue Coat
17 47 (16.26%) IPsec
17 47 (16.26%) CCIE
18 42 (14.53%) Nokia
18 42 (14.53%) Load Balancing
19 41 (14.19%) Cisco PIX
19 41 (14.19%) Cisco Nexus
19 41 (14.19%) CISSP
19 41 (14.19%) DNS
20 40 (13.84%) ITIL
20 40 (13.84%) Linux
20 40 (13.84%) Change Management
21 38 (13.15%) RIP

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 (3.11%) MS Exchange
1 9 (3.11%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.77%) IIS
3 7 (2.42%) Apache
4 5 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.35%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.35%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.35%) MediaWiki
7 1 (0.35%) Lync
Applications
1 9 (3.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.35%) MS Project
2 1 (0.35%) MS Office
2 1 (0.35%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.35%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 249 (86.16%) Firewall
2 130 (44.98%) Cisco ASA
3 105 (36.33%) OSPF
4 92 (31.83%) VPN
5 87 (30.10%) Network Security
6 65 (22.49%) BGP
7 54 (18.69%) MPLS
8 53 (18.34%) WAN
9 52 (17.99%) LAN
10 47 (16.26%) IPsec
11 41 (14.19%) Cisco PIX
11 41 (14.19%) Cisco Nexus
11 41 (14.19%) DNS
12 38 (13.15%) RIP
13 31 (10.73%) Internet
14 30 (10.38%) VLAN
15 25 (8.65%) SSL
16 22 (7.61%) TCP/IP
16 22 (7.61%) VoIP
17 21 (7.27%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.77%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.73%) DB2
3 1 (0.35%) MySQL
General
1 88 (30.45%) Telecoms
2 32 (11.07%) Finance
3 6 (2.08%) Retail
4 5 (1.73%) Billing
4 5 (1.73%) Advertising
4 5 (1.73%) Back Office
5 3 (1.04%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.69%) Legal
6 2 (0.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 101 (34.95%) Network Engineer
2 72 (24.91%) Design Engineer
3 61 (21.11%) Security Engineer
4 60 (20.76%) IP Engineer
5 48 (16.61%) Network Security Engineer
6 22 (7.61%) Consultant
7 21 (7.27%) Analyst
8 20 (6.92%) Network Design Engineer
9 16 (5.54%) Senior Network Engineer
10 14 (4.84%) Cisco Engineer
10 14 (4.84%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 13 (4.50%) Network Analyst
12 12 (4.15%) Network Consultant
12 12 (4.15%) Security Consultant
12 12 (4.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 11 (3.81%) Network Support
14 10 (3.46%) Test Manager
14 10 (3.46%) Project Manager
15 9 (3.11%) Environment Manager
15 9 (3.11%) Network Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.42%) WAP
2 5 (1.73%) Regular Expression
3 3 (1.04%) CSS
4 2 (0.69%) .NET
5 1 (0.35%) CGI
5 1 (0.35%) SOAP
5 1 (0.35%) Web Services
5 1 (0.35%) XML
5 1 (0.35%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.35%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (4.84%) SecurID
2 9 (3.11%) Smart Meter
3 7 (2.42%) Mobile App
3 7 (2.42%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (2.08%) NHS
5 4 (1.38%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.38%) Blackberry
6 2 (0.69%) Clustering
7 1 (0.35%) Tandem
7 1 (0.35%) Replication
7 1 (0.35%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.35%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.35%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.35%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 40 (13.84%) Linux
2 33 (11.42%) Windows
3 18 (6.23%) UNIX
4 12 (4.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (3.11%) Solaris
5 9 (3.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (1.73%) AIX
6 5 (1.73%) SUSE
6 5 (1.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (1.73%) Oracle Linux
7 3 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (1.04%) VMS
8 2 (0.69%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.35%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.35%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (14.53%) Load Balancing
2 40 (13.84%) ITIL
2 40 (13.84%) Change Management
3 34 (11.76%) Network Design
4 29 (10.03%) Project Management
5 28 (9.69%) Network Management
6 24 (8.30%) Risk Assessment
7 22 (7.61%) Validation
8 20 (6.92%) PRINCE2
8 20 (6.92%) Migration
9 19 (6.57%) Network Architecture
9 19 (6.57%) Fault Management
10 17 (5.88%) eTOM
11 15 (5.19%) Test Strategy
12 14 (4.84%) Change Control
13 13 (4.50%) Service Delivery
14 12 (4.15%) Demand Forecasting
15 11 (3.81%) Information Security
16 9 (3.11%) Risk Management
16 9 (3.11%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (2.42%) SQL
2 4 (1.38%) C
3 3 (1.04%) VBScript
3 3 (1.04%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.35%) C#
Qualifications
1 128 (44.29%) Cisco Certification
2 83 (28.72%) CCNP
3 64 (22.15%) Security Cleared
4 52 (17.99%) SC Cleared
5 47 (16.26%) CCIE
6 41 (14.19%) CISSP
7 33 (11.42%) CCNA
8 29 (10.03%) CCSP
9 25 (8.65%) CCSE
10 24 (8.30%) CCSA
11 20 (6.92%) Degree
12 12 (4.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 10 (3.46%) Check Point Certification
14 9 (3.11%) CCDP
14 9 (3.11%) DV Cleared
15 5 (1.73%) Microsoft Certification
16 4 (1.38%) JNCIS
17 3 (1.04%) MCSE
17 3 (1.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 2 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (9.69%) PCI DSS
2 13 (4.50%) SLA
3 1 (0.35%) BS15000
3 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.35%) COBIT
System Software
1 15 (5.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (4.50%) vSphere
3 12 (4.15%) ProxySG
4 10 (3.46%) Active Directory
5 5 (1.73%) VMware ESX
5 5 (1.73%) FreeRADIUS
6 4 (1.38%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.38%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (1.38%) Firmware
7 3 (1.04%) ISA Server
7 3 (1.04%) XenApp
8 2 (0.69%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.69%) Snort
9 1 (0.35%) Xen
9 1 (0.35%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 21 (7.27%) FortiGate
2 7 (2.42%) OpenView
2 7 (2.42%) Netcool
3 5 (1.73%) CA Spectrum
4 3 (1.04%) CiscoWorks
4 3 (1.04%) NetBackup
4 3 (1.04%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (1.04%) SCOM
5 2 (0.69%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (0.69%) SCCM
5 2 (0.69%) Foglight
5 2 (0.69%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.35%) MIMEsweeper
6 1 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.35%) WSUS
6 1 (0.35%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 239 (82.70%) Cisco
2 95 (32.87%) Juniper
2 95 (32.87%) F5
3 48 (16.61%) Blue Coat
4 42 (14.53%) Nokia
5 34 (11.76%) VMware
6 32 (11.07%) Fortinet
7 30 (10.38%) HP
8 26 (9.00%) Microsoft
9 24 (8.30%) Citrix
10 23 (7.96%) Radware
11 17 (5.88%) Redback
11 17 (5.88%) Tufin
12 15 (5.19%) Crossbeam
13 13 (4.50%) AlgoSec
14 12 (4.15%) CA
14 12 (4.15%) Red Hat
15 8 (2.77%) SolarWinds
15 8 (2.77%) TippingPoint
16 7 (2.42%) Websense
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