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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CheckPoint
Rank 126 133 180
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +47
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 149 104 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.51% 1.15% 0.65%
As % of the Vendors category 3.31% 2.40% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 55 22
Average daily rate
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£383 £350 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.28% +14.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £190 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £471 £384
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +18.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 3
Average hourly rate £45.00 £50.00 £19.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +154.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £30.25 £19.63
% change year-on-year
+40.49% +54.14%
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
4502 4326 3773
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 45.73% 47.82% 47.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2380 2105 1784
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 £235 £200 £200
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 239 268 310
Average hourly rate £18.50 £18.38 £19.26
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.68% -4.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £12.16 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £45.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.40
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -4.89%

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 March 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 March 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 -4 58 £370 +16.07% 20
Surrey +36 44 £398 +8.16% 7
Hampshire +1 26 £375 -11.76% 2
Buckinghamshire +3 12 £350 -12.50% 3
Oxfordshire - 4 £383 - 1
Kent -8 3 £350 - 1
East Sussex -4 2 £381 +1.66% 1
West Sussex -24 1 £475 -5.00% 1
Home Counties - - - -
Sussex - - - -
Middlesex - - - - 2
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England

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 259 (83.55%) Cisco
2 233 (75.16%) Firewall
3 117 (37.74%) Cisco Certification
4 109 (35.16%) Juniper
5 108 (34.84%) Cisco ASA
6 107 (34.52%) F5
7 96 (30.97%) CCNP
8 89 (28.71%) Network Security
9 88 (28.39%) LAN
10 86 (27.74%) VPN
11 76 (24.52%) WAN
11 76 (24.52%) OSPF
12 73 (23.55%) Telecoms
13 69 (22.26%) Security Cleared
14 64 (20.65%) Blue Coat
14 64 (20.65%) ITIL
15 62 (20.00%) Linux
16 61 (19.68%) Windows
17 56 (18.06%) SC Cleared
18 53 (17.10%) Finance
19 52 (16.77%) MPLS
20 51 (16.45%) Change Management
21 49 (15.81%) IPsec
21 49 (15.81%) CISSP
21 49 (15.81%) DNS
22 48 (15.48%) BGP
23 47 (15.16%) Project Management
24 44 (14.19%) Load Balancing
25 43 (13.87%) VMware
26 41 (13.23%) TCP/IP

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 10 (3.23%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.94%) MS Exchange
2 6 (1.94%) Apache
3 5 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (1.61%) IIS
3 5 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (0.97%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.32%) Lync
6 1 (0.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.32%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 8 (2.58%) MS Visio
2 7 (2.26%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.97%) MS Project
4 2 (0.65%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 14 (4.52%) RMDS
2 5 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.32%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 233 (75.16%) Firewall
2 108 (34.84%) Cisco ASA
3 89 (28.71%) Network Security
4 88 (28.39%) LAN
5 86 (27.74%) VPN
6 76 (24.52%) WAN
6 76 (24.52%) OSPF
7 52 (16.77%) MPLS
8 49 (15.81%) DNS
8 49 (15.81%) IPsec
9 48 (15.48%) BGP
10 41 (13.23%) SSL
10 41 (13.23%) TCP/IP
10 41 (13.23%) Cisco Nexus
11 37 (11.94%) Internet
12 36 (11.61%) RIP
13 31 (10.00%) Wireless
14 29 (9.35%) VoIP
15 28 (9.03%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 28 (9.03%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.23%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.29%) DB2
3 1 (0.32%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 73 (23.55%) Telecoms
2 53 (17.10%) Finance
3 4 (1.29%) Retail
4 3 (0.97%) Back Office
5 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.32%) Billing
5 1 (0.32%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.32%) Legal
5 1 (0.32%) Banking
Job Titles
1 98 (31.61%) Network Engineer
2 58 (18.71%) Security Engineer
3 56 (18.06%) Design Engineer
4 48 (15.48%) IP Engineer
5 39 (12.58%) Network Security Engineer
6 36 (11.61%) Analyst
7 31 (10.00%) Network Analyst
8 28 (9.03%) Consultant
9 22 (7.10%) Security Analyst
10 19 (6.13%) Network Design Engineer
11 18 (5.81%) Network Security Analyst
12 17 (5.48%) Network Consultant
12 17 (5.48%) Project Manager
13 16 (5.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 12 (3.87%) Security Consultant
14 12 (3.87%) Senior Network Engineer
14 12 (3.87%) Cloud Engineer
15 11 (3.55%) Network Security Consultant
15 11 (3.55%) Firewall Consultant
15 11 (3.55%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (4.52%) Rendezvous
2 6 (1.94%) Regular Expression
3 3 (0.97%) WAP
4 2 (0.65%) WCF
4 2 (0.65%) .NET
4 2 (0.65%) SOAP
4 2 (0.65%) Web Services
4 2 (0.65%) XML
5 1 (0.32%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.32%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 22 (7.10%) SecurID
2 16 (5.16%) Management Information System
3 9 (2.90%) Smart Meter
4 7 (2.26%) NHS
5 4 (1.29%) Replication
5 4 (1.29%) Enterprise Storage
5 4 (1.29%) PKI
5 4 (1.29%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (0.97%) Mobile App
6 3 (0.97%) e-Health
7 2 (0.65%) Blackberry
7 2 (0.65%) Clustering
8 1 (0.32%) IVR
8 1 (0.32%) Tandem
8 1 (0.32%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.32%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.32%) CMDB
8 1 (0.32%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 62 (20.00%) Linux
2 61 (19.68%) Windows
3 17 (5.48%) UNIX
4 13 (4.19%) Windows 7
5 12 (3.87%) VMS
6 11 (3.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (3.23%) Solaris
8 7 (2.26%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (1.94%) AIX
10 5 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (1.29%) Oracle Linux
11 4 (1.29%) SUSE
12 3 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.65%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.32%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (20.65%) ITIL
2 51 (16.45%) Change Management
3 47 (15.16%) Project Management
4 44 (14.19%) Load Balancing
5 30 (9.68%) Validation
5 30 (9.68%) Migration
6 27 (8.71%) Network Architecture
7 26 (8.39%) Risk Assessment
8 24 (7.74%) PRINCE2
9 22 (7.10%) Network Design
10 20 (6.45%) Service Management
10 20 (6.45%) Test Strategy
11 16 (5.16%) Change Control
11 16 (5.16%) eTOM
12 14 (4.52%) Service Delivery
12 14 (4.52%) Network Management
12 14 (4.52%) Fault Management
12 14 (4.52%) Time Management
13 12 (3.87%) Demand Forecasting
13 12 (3.87%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (3.55%) SQL
2 4 (1.29%) C
3 2 (0.65%) C#
3 2 (0.65%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 117 (37.74%) Cisco Certification
2 96 (30.97%) CCNP
3 69 (22.26%) Security Cleared
4 56 (18.06%) SC Cleared
5 49 (15.81%) CISSP
6 37 (11.94%) CCNA
7 24 (7.74%) CCSE
8 22 (7.10%) CCSA
8 22 (7.10%) CCIE
9 20 (6.45%) Degree
10 15 (4.84%) CCSP
10 15 (4.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 11 (3.55%) JNCIS
12 10 (3.23%) DV Cleared
13 7 (2.26%) Microsoft Certification
13 7 (2.26%) CCDP
14 5 (1.61%) Check Point Certification
15 4 (1.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 3 (0.97%) MCITP
16 3 (0.97%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (7.10%) PCI DSS
2 11 (3.55%) SLA
3 3 (0.97%) QA
4 2 (0.65%) GPG13
4 2 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.32%) TickIT
5 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 29 (9.35%) Active Directory
2 25 (8.06%) vSphere
3 20 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.61%) XenApp
4 5 (1.61%) XenDesktop
4 5 (1.61%) VMware ESX
5 4 (1.29%) ProxySG
5 4 (1.29%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.29%) FreeRADIUS
6 3 (0.97%) Firmware
7 2 (0.65%) Squid
8 1 (0.32%) Xen
8 1 (0.32%) Snort
8 1 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.32%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.32%) UAG
Systems Management
1 20 (6.45%) FortiGate
2 7 (2.26%) CA Spectrum
3 6 (1.94%) Cisco CUCM
4 5 (1.61%) CiscoWorks
5 3 (0.97%) Netcool
5 3 (0.97%) SCCM
5 3 (0.97%) OpenView
6 2 (0.65%) Cisco UCCX
6 2 (0.65%) SolarWinds Orion
6 2 (0.65%) Foglight
7 1 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.32%) SCOM
7 1 (0.32%) Cacti
7 1 (0.32%) WhatsUp Gold
7 1 (0.32%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.32%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 259 (83.55%) Cisco
2 109 (35.16%) Juniper
3 107 (34.52%) F5
4 64 (20.65%) Blue Coat
5 43 (13.87%) VMware
6 39 (12.58%) Fortinet
7 37 (11.94%) Microsoft
8 36 (11.61%) Tufin
9 27 (8.71%) Citrix
10 23 (7.42%) SolarWinds
11 21 (6.77%) Nokia
12 20 (6.45%) TippingPoint
13 19 (6.13%) CA
14 17 (5.48%) HP
15 15 (4.84%) AlgoSec
16 14 (4.52%) LogLogic
16 14 (4.52%) Tradeweb
16 14 (4.52%) TIBCO
16 14 (4.52%) Bloomberg
16 14 (4.52%) NetScout
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