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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CheckPoint
Rank 122 116 159
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +43
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 161 145 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.62% 1.59% 0.89%
As % of the Vendors category 3.38% 3.40% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 67 30
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £292 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £500 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £340
% change year-on-year
+10.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Average hourly rate £22.00 £45.00 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.11% +160.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £41.00 £17.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.10 £49.00 £17.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £38.75 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-30.32% +134.84%
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
4759 4261 4227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 48.02% 46.59% 48.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2713 2204 2135
Average daily rate £375 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £215 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 206 232 261
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.35 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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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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 -17 54 £388 -13.88% 9
Buckinghamshire +9 26 £475 +18.75% 4
Oxfordshire -1 24 £318 -2.15% 1
Surrey -3 17 £400 +6.66% 6
Hampshire -31 16 £375 +9.48% 3
West Sussex -2 15 £350 -31.70%
Kent +8 9 £425 +13.33% 2
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England

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 222 (80.43%) Cisco
2 202 (73.19%) Firewall
3 121 (43.84%) Cisco Certification
4 102 (36.96%) VPN
5 101 (36.59%) Juniper
6 93 (33.70%) LAN
7 88 (31.88%) WAN
8 86 (31.16%) CCNP
9 84 (30.43%) Cisco ASA
9 84 (30.43%) F5
10 75 (27.17%) CCNA
11 74 (26.81%) Network Security
12 63 (22.83%) TCP/IP
13 61 (22.10%) ITIL
13 61 (22.10%) OSPF
14 59 (21.38%) BGP
15 58 (21.01%) Windows
16 54 (19.57%) Telecoms
17 53 (19.20%) VMware
18 51 (18.48%) MPLS
19 50 (18.12%) Load Balancing
20 48 (17.39%) Blue Coat
21 47 (17.03%) DNS
22 46 (16.67%) CCSE
23 45 (16.30%) SSL
24 44 (15.94%) Data Centre
25 41 (14.86%) Finance
26 40 (14.49%) Network Design
27 37 (13.41%) Active Directory
28 36 (13.04%) IPsec

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 22 (7.97%) MS Exchange
2 10 (3.62%) Exchange Server 2007
2 10 (3.62%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (3.26%) SharePoint
4 8 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (1.09%) Lync
5 3 (1.09%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.72%) IIS
6 2 (0.72%) Apache
6 2 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 15 (5.43%) MS Excel
2 14 (5.07%) MS Visio
3 8 (2.90%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.81%) MS Office
5 2 (0.72%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (2.54%) RMDS
2 3 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.09%) SAP CCM
2 3 (1.09%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 202 (73.19%) Firewall
2 102 (36.96%) VPN
3 93 (33.70%) LAN
4 88 (31.88%) WAN
5 84 (30.43%) Cisco ASA
6 74 (26.81%) Network Security
7 63 (22.83%) TCP/IP
8 61 (22.10%) OSPF
9 59 (21.38%) BGP
10 51 (18.48%) MPLS
11 47 (17.03%) DNS
12 45 (16.30%) SSL
13 36 (13.04%) IPsec
14 35 (12.68%) DHCP
15 34 (12.32%) Wireless
16 31 (11.23%) Cisco Nexus
17 26 (9.42%) Cisco IOS
17 26 (9.42%) SMTP
17 26 (9.42%) VoIP
18 22 (7.97%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (0.36%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 54 (19.57%) Telecoms
2 41 (14.86%) Finance
3 3 (1.09%) Back Office
3 3 (1.09%) Retail
4 2 (0.72%) Billing
4 2 (0.72%) Spanish Language
4 2 (0.72%) Banking
4 2 (0.72%) Manufacturing
4 2 (0.72%) Advertising
4 2 (0.72%) Publishing
5 1 (0.36%) Games
5 1 (0.36%) Military
5 1 (0.36%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 100 (36.23%) Network Engineer
2 49 (17.75%) Security Engineer
3 31 (11.23%) Architect
4 29 (10.51%) Network Security Engineer
5 27 (9.78%) Analyst
6 24 (8.70%) Consultant
7 19 (6.88%) Support Engineer
8 18 (6.52%) Network Architect
9 16 (5.80%) Senior Network Engineer
9 16 (5.80%) IP Engineer
10 15 (5.43%) Design Engineer
10 15 (5.43%) Network Analyst
11 14 (5.07%) Network Consultant
11 14 (5.07%) Network Support
12 11 (3.99%) Infrastructure Architect
13 10 (3.62%) Network Support Engineer
14 9 (3.26%) Desktop Support
14 9 (3.26%) Security Consultant
14 9 (3.26%) Security Analyst
14 9 (3.26%) Network Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.90%) 802.1X
2 7 (2.54%) Rendezvous
3 3 (1.09%) .NET
4 2 (0.72%) CSS
4 2 (0.72%) SOAP
4 2 (0.72%) Web Services
4 2 (0.72%) XML
4 2 (0.72%) WCF
5 1 (0.36%) Silverlight
5 1 (0.36%) Reactive Extensions
5 1 (0.36%) Managed Extensibility Framework
Miscellaneous
1 44 (15.94%) Data Centre
2 16 (5.80%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 10 (3.62%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (2.54%) SecurID
4 7 (2.54%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.17%) PKI
6 4 (1.45%) Replication
6 4 (1.45%) Clustering
6 4 (1.45%) NHS
6 4 (1.45%) e-Health
7 3 (1.09%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.72%) CMDB
8 2 (0.72%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.36%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.36%) IVR
9 1 (0.36%) CESG
9 1 (0.36%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.36%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.36%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 58 (21.01%) Windows
2 26 (9.42%) Linux
3 25 (9.06%) Windows 7
4 18 (6.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (5.43%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (2.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.45%) Solaris
8 3 (1.09%) UNIX
8 3 (1.09%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.72%) VMS
9 2 (0.72%) Windows 2000
9 2 (0.72%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.36%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (22.10%) ITIL
2 50 (18.12%) Load Balancing
3 40 (14.49%) Network Design
4 25 (9.06%) Kalman Filter
5 19 (6.88%) Project Management
5 19 (6.88%) Change Management
6 18 (6.52%) Change Control
7 17 (6.16%) Network Monitoring
8 16 (5.80%) Migration
9 12 (4.35%) Service Management
9 12 (4.35%) PRINCE2
9 12 (4.35%) Performance Monitoring
10 11 (3.99%) Strategic Planning
11 10 (3.62%) Configuration Management
12 9 (3.26%) Validation
12 9 (3.26%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (3.26%) Network Architecture
13 8 (2.90%) Capacity Planning
14 7 (2.54%) Risk Management
15 6 (2.17%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 12 (4.35%) SQL
2 7 (2.54%) Perl
3 4 (1.45%) C#
4 1 (0.36%) C
Qualifications
1 121 (43.84%) Cisco Certification
2 86 (31.16%) CCNP
3 75 (27.17%) CCNA
4 46 (16.67%) CCSE
5 35 (12.68%) CCSA
6 34 (12.32%) Security Cleared
7 26 (9.42%) CISSP
8 25 (9.06%) SC Cleared
9 18 (6.52%) CCSP
9 18 (6.52%) Microsoft Certification
10 15 (5.43%) CCDP
11 14 (5.07%) Check Point Certification
11 14 (5.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 12 (4.35%) CCIE
13 10 (3.62%) MCITP
14 9 (3.26%) CCENT
14 9 (3.26%) JNCIS
14 9 (3.26%) MCSE
15 8 (2.90%) Degree
16 6 (2.17%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.35%) SLA
2 11 (3.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 11 (3.99%) HIPAA
3 9 (3.26%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.36%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.36%) TickIT
System Software
1 37 (13.41%) Active Directory
2 25 (9.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (7.97%) vSphere
4 17 (6.16%) ProxySG
5 16 (5.80%) XenApp
6 8 (2.90%) XenDesktop
7 4 (1.45%) Hyper-V
7 4 (1.45%) VMware ESX
7 4 (1.45%) BitLocker
8 3 (1.09%) VirtualBox
8 3 (1.09%) Snort
9 1 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.36%) vCloud
9 1 (0.36%) UAG
Systems Management
1 14 (5.07%) FortiGate
2 7 (2.54%) CA Spectrum
2 7 (2.54%) SCCM
2 7 (2.54%) SolarWinds Orion
3 5 (1.81%) Cisco CUCM
3 5 (1.81%) Foglight
4 4 (1.45%) SCOM
5 3 (1.09%) Cacti
5 3 (1.09%) Cisco Prime
5 3 (1.09%) NetBackup
5 3 (1.09%) Backup Exec
5 3 (1.09%) Nagios
5 3 (1.09%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (1.09%) WSUS
6 2 (0.72%) CiscoWorks
6 2 (0.72%) Nessus
7 1 (0.36%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 222 (80.43%) Cisco
2 101 (36.59%) Juniper
3 84 (30.43%) F5
4 53 (19.20%) VMware
5 48 (17.39%) Blue Coat
6 34 (12.32%) Nokia
7 32 (11.59%) Microsoft
8 31 (11.23%) Citrix
8 31 (11.23%) Fortinet
9 28 (10.14%) McAfee
10 25 (9.06%) TippingPoint
11 22 (7.97%) Tufin
12 21 (7.61%) SolarWinds
13 14 (5.07%) HP
14 13 (4.71%) NetScout
15 11 (3.99%) Avaya
16 10 (3.62%) Symantec
17 9 (3.26%) Aruba
17 9 (3.26%) Crossbeam
18 8 (2.90%) CA
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