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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CheckPoint
Rank 130 150 149
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -1
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 124 89 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.30% 1.04% 1.09%
As % of the Vendors category 2.75% 2.11% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 36 38
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £252 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £500 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.07% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 6
Average hourly rate - £34.50 £27.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +26.02%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £27.25
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +2.75%
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
4503 4218 4666
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 47.21% 49.11% 49.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 2357 2127 2040
Average daily rate £360 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £215 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 286 246 306
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.13 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.03 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-0.16% -3.84%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 +17 53 £400 +28.00% 10
Buckinghamshire +7 21 £370 +10.44% 1
Surrey +5 19 £375 +4.16% 12
Hampshire -21 13 £340 +22.52% 5
Kent +8 10 £425 -22.72% 5
East Sussex - 3 £325 - 1
West Sussex +1 2 - - 1
Oxfordshire - 1 £325 - 1
CheckPoint
England

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 223 (88.14%) Firewall
2 212 (83.79%) Cisco
3 117 (46.25%) Cisco Certification
4 113 (44.66%) Cisco ASA
5 90 (35.57%) OSPF
6 82 (32.41%) Juniper
7 75 (29.64%) Telecoms
7 75 (29.64%) Network Security
8 72 (28.46%) VPN
9 66 (26.09%) F5
10 62 (24.51%) CCNP
11 58 (22.92%) BGP
12 52 (20.55%) CCIE
13 50 (19.76%) Cisco PIX
14 48 (18.97%) Security Cleared
14 48 (18.97%) LAN
14 48 (18.97%) Blue Coat
15 47 (18.58%) WAN
16 46 (18.18%) MPLS
17 43 (17.00%) Nokia
18 40 (15.81%) Windows
19 39 (15.42%) DNS
19 39 (15.42%) SC Cleared
20 38 (15.02%) ITIL
21 36 (14.23%) Network Design
21 36 (14.23%) Load Balancing
22 34 (13.44%) CCSP
23 33 (13.04%) CCNA
23 33 (13.04%) IPsec
24 31 (12.25%) VMware

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 18 (7.11%) MS Exchange
2 9 (3.56%) Exchange Server 2010
2 9 (3.56%) Exchange Server 2007
3 8 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (2.77%) Apache
5 6 (2.37%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.58%) IIS
6 4 (1.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.79%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.40%) JBoss
8 1 (0.40%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2000
8 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.40%) Lync
Applications
1 9 (3.56%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.16%) MS Office
3 3 (1.19%) MS Project
3 3 (1.19%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.79%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.19%) SaaS
1 3 (1.19%) IaaS
1 3 (1.19%) Office 365
1 3 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 223 (88.14%) Firewall
2 113 (44.66%) Cisco ASA
3 90 (35.57%) OSPF
4 75 (29.64%) Network Security
5 72 (28.46%) VPN
6 58 (22.92%) BGP
7 50 (19.76%) Cisco PIX
8 48 (18.97%) LAN
9 47 (18.58%) WAN
10 46 (18.18%) MPLS
11 39 (15.42%) DNS
12 33 (13.04%) IPsec
13 30 (11.86%) Cisco Nexus
14 27 (10.67%) FWSM
15 26 (10.28%) SNMP
16 25 (9.88%) VoIP
17 23 (9.09%) BIG-IP
18 20 (7.91%) TCP/IP
19 19 (7.51%) VLAN
20 18 (7.11%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.79%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.40%) DB2
General
1 75 (29.64%) Telecoms
2 30 (11.86%) Finance
3 6 (2.37%) Retail
3 6 (2.37%) Advertising
4 5 (1.98%) Billing
5 4 (1.58%) Back Office
6 3 (1.19%) Banking
7 2 (0.79%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.40%) Legal
8 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 83 (32.81%) Network Engineer
2 58 (22.92%) IP Engineer
3 57 (22.53%) Security Engineer
4 56 (22.13%) Design Engineer
5 44 (17.39%) Network Security Engineer
6 22 (8.70%) Consultant
7 20 (7.91%) Analyst
8 15 (5.93%) Network Consultant
8 15 (5.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 14 (5.53%) Security Consultant
10 13 (5.14%) Network Support
11 12 (4.74%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 12 (4.74%) Cisco Engineer
11 12 (4.74%) Project Manager
12 11 (4.35%) Network Analyst
12 11 (4.35%) Senior Network Engineer
12 11 (4.35%) Network Design Engineer
12 11 (4.35%) Network Security Consultant
13 10 (3.95%) Firewall Engineer
14 8 (3.16%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.58%) WAP
2 3 (1.19%) CSS
3 2 (0.79%) .NET
4 1 (0.40%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (0.40%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.40%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 8 (3.16%) Blackberry
2 7 (2.77%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (2.37%) SecurID
4 4 (1.58%) Fat Client
4 4 (1.58%) Mobile App
4 4 (1.58%) Clustering
4 4 (1.58%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.58%) Thin Client
5 3 (1.19%) EqualLogic
5 3 (1.19%) Smart Meter
6 2 (0.79%) APACS
6 2 (0.79%) NHS
7 1 (0.40%) AVVID
7 1 (0.40%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 40 (15.81%) Windows
2 20 (7.91%) Linux
3 16 (6.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (5.14%) UNIX
5 11 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (3.16%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (2.37%) Windows 7
8 4 (1.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (1.58%) Solaris
9 3 (1.19%) AIX
10 1 (0.40%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.40%) SUSE
10 1 (0.40%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.40%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (15.02%) ITIL
2 36 (14.23%) Network Design
2 36 (14.23%) Load Balancing
3 28 (11.07%) Network Management
4 21 (8.30%) Change Management
5 17 (6.72%) Project Management
5 17 (6.72%) PRINCE2
6 15 (5.93%) Network Architecture
6 15 (5.93%) Fault Management
6 15 (5.93%) Information Security
7 14 (5.53%) Risk Assessment
8 9 (3.56%) Migration
8 9 (3.56%) Change Control
9 8 (3.16%) Kalman Filter
9 8 (3.16%) Validation
9 8 (3.16%) eTOM
9 8 (3.16%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (2.37%) Security Architecture
10 6 (2.37%) Demand Forecasting
10 6 (2.37%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (1.98%) SQL
1 5 (1.98%) PowerShell
2 3 (1.19%) VBScript
3 2 (0.79%) VB
4 1 (0.40%) C
Qualifications
1 117 (46.25%) Cisco Certification
2 62 (24.51%) CCNP
3 52 (20.55%) CCIE
4 48 (18.97%) Security Cleared
5 39 (15.42%) SC Cleared
6 34 (13.44%) CCSP
7 33 (13.04%) CCNA
8 30 (11.86%) CCSE
9 29 (11.46%) CISSP
10 25 (9.88%) CCSA
11 16 (6.32%) Check Point Certification
12 10 (3.95%) Microsoft Certification
12 10 (3.95%) CCDP
13 8 (3.16%) Degree
13 8 (3.16%) MCSE
14 7 (2.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 7 (2.77%) DV Cleared
15 5 (1.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 3 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 2 (0.79%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (7.91%) PCI DSS
2 9 (3.56%) SLA
3 3 (1.19%) COBIT
3 3 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.40%) BS15000
System Software
1 20 (7.91%) Active Directory
2 15 (5.93%) ProxySG
3 13 (5.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (3.95%) vSphere
5 8 (3.16%) Hyper-V
5 8 (3.16%) XenApp
6 6 (2.37%) XenDesktop
7 5 (1.98%) Xen
8 4 (1.58%) NLBS
8 4 (1.58%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (1.19%) ISA Server
9 3 (1.19%) Snort
10 2 (0.79%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.40%) Firmware
11 1 (0.40%) FreeRADIUS
11 1 (0.40%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.40%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 16 (6.32%) FortiGate
2 5 (1.98%) WSUS
3 4 (1.58%) Cisco CUCM
3 4 (1.58%) OpenView
3 4 (1.58%) Netcool
4 3 (1.19%) NetBackup
4 3 (1.19%) WhatsUp Gold
4 3 (1.19%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (1.19%) SCOM
5 2 (0.79%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (0.79%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.79%) Foglight
5 2 (0.79%) CiscoWorks
6 1 (0.40%) MIMEsweeper
6 1 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.40%) CA Spectrum
6 1 (0.40%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.40%) SCCM
Vendors
1 212 (83.79%) Cisco
2 82 (32.41%) Juniper
3 66 (26.09%) F5
4 48 (18.97%) Blue Coat
5 43 (17.00%) Nokia
6 31 (12.25%) VMware
7 26 (10.28%) Citrix
8 23 (9.09%) Microsoft
9 22 (8.70%) Radware
10 19 (7.51%) HP
10 19 (7.51%) Redback
11 15 (5.93%) Fortinet
12 9 (3.56%) Websense
12 9 (3.56%) Crossbeam
13 8 (3.16%) Huawei
13 8 (3.16%) NetApp
14 6 (2.37%) SolarWinds
14 6 (2.37%) IBM
14 6 (2.37%) Avaya
15 5 (1.98%) Ericsson
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