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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CheckPoint
Rank 130 164 155
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -9
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 130 74 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.33% 0.88% 1.01%
As % of the Vendors category 2.80% 1.85% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 32 33
Average daily rate
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£375 £360 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -0.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £254 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £470 £442
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 6
Average hourly rate - £34.50 £26.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +29.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £27.75 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+39.63% +6.73%
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
4638 3995 4322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 47.47% 47.58% 49.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2377 2042 1945
Average daily rate £363 £370 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.02% +2.77%
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 £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 306 242 318
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.75 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.93% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.40%

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 20 November 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 20 November 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 +38 71 £370 +10.44% 14
Buckinghamshire +8 20 £370 -17.77% 5
Surrey -19 11 £375 +4.16% 7
Hampshire -23 10 £375 +7.14% 3
Kent +7 8 £425 - 5
East Sussex -2 4 £325 +4.00% 2
Oxfordshire -24 2 £381 +52.50% 2
CheckPoint
England

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 244 (90.37%) Firewall
2 227 (84.07%) Cisco
3 127 (47.04%) Cisco Certification
4 117 (43.33%) Cisco ASA
5 102 (37.78%) OSPF
6 90 (33.33%) Juniper
7 84 (31.11%) Network Security
8 83 (30.74%) VPN
8 83 (30.74%) Telecoms
9 78 (28.89%) F5
10 77 (28.52%) CCNP
11 70 (25.93%) BGP
12 55 (20.37%) Security Cleared
13 51 (18.89%) CCIE
14 50 (18.52%) MPLS
15 49 (18.15%) WAN
16 46 (17.04%) LAN
17 44 (16.30%) Cisco PIX
18 43 (15.93%) ITIL
19 42 (15.56%) Nokia
19 42 (15.56%) SC Cleared
20 41 (15.19%) DNS
20 41 (15.19%) IPsec
20 41 (15.19%) Blue Coat
21 40 (14.81%) Load Balancing
22 38 (14.07%) CCNA
23 37 (13.70%) Windows
24 34 (12.59%) CCSP
24 34 (12.59%) Network Design
24 34 (12.59%) VMware

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 14 (5.19%) MS Exchange
2 8 (2.96%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2007
2 8 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2010
2 8 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (2.59%) IIS
4 6 (2.22%) Apache
5 2 (0.74%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.74%) Lync
6 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.37%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.37%) JBoss
Applications
1 11 (4.07%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.11%) MS Office
3 2 (0.74%) MS Project
3 2 (0.74%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (0.74%) Office 365
2 1 (0.37%) IaaS
2 1 (0.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 244 (90.37%) Firewall
2 117 (43.33%) Cisco ASA
3 102 (37.78%) OSPF
4 84 (31.11%) Network Security
5 83 (30.74%) VPN
6 70 (25.93%) BGP
7 50 (18.52%) MPLS
8 49 (18.15%) WAN
9 46 (17.04%) LAN
10 44 (16.30%) Cisco PIX
11 41 (15.19%) IPsec
11 41 (15.19%) DNS
12 34 (12.59%) Cisco Nexus
13 31 (11.48%) RIP
14 29 (10.74%) VLAN
15 26 (9.63%) Internet
16 23 (8.52%) FWSM
17 21 (7.78%) SSL
17 21 (7.78%) TCP/IP
17 21 (7.78%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.22%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.85%) DB2
General
1 83 (30.74%) Telecoms
2 30 (11.11%) Finance
3 6 (2.22%) Retail
4 5 (1.85%) Billing
4 5 (1.85%) Advertising
5 4 (1.48%) Back Office
6 3 (1.11%) Banking
7 2 (0.74%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.37%) Legal
8 1 (0.37%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 93 (34.44%) Network Engineer
2 67 (24.81%) Design Engineer
3 66 (24.44%) Security Engineer
4 61 (22.59%) IP Engineer
5 52 (19.26%) Network Security Engineer
6 18 (6.67%) Analyst
6 18 (6.67%) Consultant
7 15 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 13 (4.81%) Senior Network Engineer
8 13 (4.81%) Network Design Engineer
9 12 (4.44%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 12 (4.44%) Cisco Engineer
10 11 (4.07%) Network Analyst
10 11 (4.07%) Security Consultant
10 11 (4.07%) Network Consultant
11 10 (3.70%) Project Manager
11 10 (3.70%) Network Support
12 9 (3.33%) Firewall Engineer
13 8 (2.96%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
13 8 (2.96%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.59%) WAP
2 5 (1.85%) Regular Expression
3 3 (1.11%) CSS
4 2 (0.74%) .NET
5 1 (0.37%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.37%) CGI
5 1 (0.37%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (4.44%) SecurID
2 8 (2.96%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (2.59%) Mobile App
4 6 (2.22%) Smart Meter
5 4 (1.48%) NHS
5 4 (1.48%) Blackberry
5 4 (1.48%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.48%) Clustering
6 1 (0.37%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.37%) Replication
6 1 (0.37%) AVVID
6 1 (0.37%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.37%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 37 (13.70%) Windows
2 33 (12.22%) Linux
3 16 (5.93%) UNIX
4 12 (4.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (4.07%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (2.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (2.59%) AIX
6 7 (2.59%) Solaris
7 5 (1.85%) SUSE
7 5 (1.85%) Oracle Linux
8 3 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.74%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.37%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.37%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (15.93%) ITIL
2 40 (14.81%) Load Balancing
3 34 (12.59%) Network Design
4 29 (10.74%) Change Management
5 25 (9.26%) Network Management
6 24 (8.89%) Risk Assessment
7 23 (8.52%) Project Management
8 18 (6.67%) PRINCE2
8 18 (6.67%) Fault Management
9 14 (5.19%) Network Architecture
9 14 (5.19%) Information Security
9 14 (5.19%) eTOM
10 13 (4.81%) Migration
10 13 (4.81%) Change Control
11 12 (4.44%) Validation
11 12 (4.44%) Demand Forecasting
12 11 (4.07%) Service Delivery
13 7 (2.59%) Risk Management
13 7 (2.59%) Agile Software Development
13 7 (2.59%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 9 (3.33%) SQL
2 5 (1.85%) PowerShell
3 4 (1.48%) C
4 3 (1.11%) VBScript
5 2 (0.74%) VB
Qualifications
1 127 (47.04%) Cisco Certification
2 77 (28.52%) CCNP
3 55 (20.37%) Security Cleared
4 51 (18.89%) CCIE
5 42 (15.56%) SC Cleared
6 38 (14.07%) CCNA
7 34 (12.59%) CCSP
8 33 (12.22%) CISSP
9 29 (10.74%) CCSE
10 25 (9.26%) CCSA
11 16 (5.93%) Degree
12 12 (4.44%) Check Point Certification
13 10 (3.70%) CCDP
14 9 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
14 9 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 9 (3.33%) DV Cleared
15 7 (2.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 7 (2.59%) MCSE
16 3 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 2 (0.74%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (8.89%) PCI DSS
2 11 (4.07%) SLA
3 3 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.11%) COBIT
4 1 (0.37%) BS15000
System Software
1 16 (5.93%) Active Directory
2 14 (5.19%) ProxySG
3 13 (4.81%) vSphere
4 10 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (2.59%) XenApp
6 6 (2.22%) XenDesktop
7 5 (1.85%) Hyper-V
7 5 (1.85%) FreeRADIUS
8 4 (1.48%) VMware ESX
8 4 (1.48%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (1.48%) Firmware
9 3 (1.11%) ISA Server
9 3 (1.11%) Snort
10 1 (0.37%) Xen
Systems Management
1 18 (6.67%) FortiGate
2 7 (2.59%) OpenView
2 7 (2.59%) Netcool
3 5 (1.85%) CA Spectrum
3 5 (1.85%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (1.11%) SCOM
4 3 (1.11%) CiscoWorks
4 3 (1.11%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.74%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.74%) Foglight
5 2 (0.74%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.37%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.37%) WSUS
6 1 (0.37%) SCCM
6 1 (0.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.37%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 227 (84.07%) Cisco
2 90 (33.33%) Juniper
3 78 (28.89%) F5
4 42 (15.56%) Nokia
5 41 (15.19%) Blue Coat
6 34 (12.59%) VMware
7 25 (9.26%) Citrix
8 24 (8.89%) HP
8 24 (8.89%) Radware
8 24 (8.89%) Fortinet
9 23 (8.52%) Microsoft
10 18 (6.67%) Redback
11 14 (5.19%) Crossbeam
12 9 (3.33%) Tufin
12 9 (3.33%) AlgoSec
12 9 (3.33%) Websense
12 9 (3.33%) IBM
13 8 (2.96%) Oracle
14 7 (2.59%) CA
14 7 (2.59%) Nortel
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