The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the South East region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CheckPoint
Rank 117 163 109
Rank change year-on-year
+46 -54
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 136 61 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.48% 0.72% 1.43%
As % of the Vendors category 3.10% 1.46% 2.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 29 50
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £254 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £510 £432
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £339
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -4.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 20
Average hourly rate £45.00 £17.25 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+160.86% -44.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £17.05 £19.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £17.45 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £16.50 £27.75
% change year-on-year
+127.27% -40.54%
Vendors Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
4392 4191 4806
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 47.74% 49.34% 48.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2180 2081 2075
Average daily rate £350 £363 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +0.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £208 £231
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 244 320 342
Average hourly rate £16.48 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.48% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.95 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +1.50%
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England

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 July 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 28 July 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 +36 66 £375 -3.16% 10
Hampshire +23 43 £340 +6.25% 2
Surrey +1 8 £450 -7.69% 8
Kent +6 7 £350 -33.33% 3
Buckinghamshire -5 7 £300 +17.64% 2
Oxfordshire -5 3 £325 -
West Sussex -4 2 £513 -16.66%
East Sussex 0 1 £375 +15.38%
Middlesex - - - -
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England

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 215 (82.38%) Firewall
2 212 (81.23%) Cisco
3 127 (48.66%) Cisco Certification
4 101 (38.70%) Cisco ASA
5 87 (33.33%) Juniper
6 83 (31.80%) OSPF
7 79 (30.27%) CCNP
8 78 (29.89%) Network Security
9 72 (27.59%) Telecoms
10 61 (23.37%) VPN
11 58 (22.22%) F5
12 54 (20.69%) CCIE
13 52 (19.92%) BGP
14 50 (19.16%) MPLS
15 49 (18.77%) LAN
15 49 (18.77%) Security Cleared
16 47 (18.01%) Cisco PIX
17 46 (17.62%) Windows
17 46 (17.62%) WAN
18 43 (16.48%) DNS
18 43 (16.48%) Cisco Nexus
19 41 (15.71%) Blue Coat
20 39 (14.94%) ITIL
21 38 (14.56%) CISSP
22 37 (14.18%) Network Design
23 36 (13.79%) VoIP
23 36 (13.79%) SC Cleared
24 33 (12.64%) CCSP
24 33 (12.64%) Microsoft
25 32 (12.26%) VMware

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 15 (5.75%) MS Exchange
2 12 (4.60%) Apache
3 7 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (1.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (1.15%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.15%) Lync
7 2 (0.77%) IIS
8 1 (0.38%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2000
8 1 (0.38%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (3.83%) MS Office
2 9 (3.45%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.53%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.15%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.15%) MS Project
5 1 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.77%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.15%) SaaS
1 3 (1.15%) Office 365
2 2 (0.77%) IaaS
3 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 215 (82.38%) Firewall
2 101 (38.70%) Cisco ASA
3 83 (31.80%) OSPF
4 78 (29.89%) Network Security
5 61 (23.37%) VPN
6 52 (19.92%) BGP
7 50 (19.16%) MPLS
8 49 (18.77%) LAN
9 47 (18.01%) Cisco PIX
10 46 (17.62%) WAN
11 43 (16.48%) DNS
11 43 (16.48%) Cisco Nexus
12 36 (13.79%) VoIP
13 30 (11.49%) IPsec
14 29 (11.11%) BIG-IP
15 28 (10.73%) FWSM
16 26 (9.96%) SNMP
17 19 (7.28%) TCP/IP
18 15 (5.75%) Internet
19 13 (4.98%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.53%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.77%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (0.77%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (0.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 72 (27.59%) Telecoms
2 26 (9.96%) Finance
3 5 (1.92%) Advertising
4 4 (1.53%) Legal
4 4 (1.53%) Billing
5 3 (1.15%) Banking
6 2 (0.77%) Retail
6 2 (0.77%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.77%) Front Office
7 1 (0.38%) Back Office
7 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.38%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 89 (34.10%) Network Engineer
2 73 (27.97%) Security Engineer
3 49 (18.77%) Network Security Engineer
4 47 (18.01%) IP Engineer
5 44 (16.86%) Design Engineer
6 26 (9.96%) Consultant
7 24 (9.20%) Network Consultant
8 17 (6.51%) Network Support
9 15 (5.75%) Analyst
10 14 (5.36%) Support Engineer
11 12 (4.60%) Architect
11 12 (4.60%) Senior Network Engineer
11 12 (4.60%) Firewall Engineer
12 11 (4.21%) Project Manager
12 11 (4.21%) Security Consultant
13 10 (3.83%) Network Support Engineer
14 9 (3.45%) Cisco Engineer
14 9 (3.45%) Network Architect
14 9 (3.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 9 (3.45%) Network Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.38%) .NET
1 1 (0.38%) WAP
1 1 (0.38%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (2.30%) Blackberry
2 5 (1.92%) SecurID
3 4 (1.53%) Fat Client
3 4 (1.53%) Thin Client
4 3 (1.15%) Clustering
4 3 (1.15%) EqualLogic
5 2 (0.77%) APACS
5 2 (0.77%) NHS
6 1 (0.38%) Firmware
6 1 (0.38%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.38%) AVVID
6 1 (0.38%) CESG
6 1 (0.38%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 46 (17.62%) Windows
2 17 (6.51%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (5.36%) Linux
4 11 (4.21%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (3.83%) UNIX
6 8 (3.07%) Windows 7
7 7 (2.68%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.77%) Windows Vista
8 2 (0.77%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.77%) AIX
9 1 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (14.94%) ITIL
2 37 (14.18%) Network Design
3 30 (11.49%) Network Management
4 26 (9.96%) Load Balancing
5 23 (8.81%) Change Management
6 15 (5.75%) Migration
7 14 (5.36%) Risk Assessment
7 14 (5.36%) Information Security
8 13 (4.98%) Network Architecture
9 12 (4.60%) PRINCE2
9 12 (4.60%) Project Management
10 8 (3.07%) eTOM
10 8 (3.07%) Demand Forecasting
11 7 (2.68%) Change Control
11 7 (2.68%) Incident Management
11 7 (2.68%) Fault Management
11 7 (2.68%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (2.68%) ITSM
12 6 (2.30%) ERP
12 6 (2.30%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (2.68%) SQL
2 3 (1.15%) PowerShell
3 2 (0.77%) VB
3 2 (0.77%) C
4 1 (0.38%) Perl
4 1 (0.38%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 127 (48.66%) Cisco Certification
2 79 (30.27%) CCNP
3 54 (20.69%) CCIE
4 49 (18.77%) Security Cleared
5 38 (14.56%) CISSP
6 36 (13.79%) SC Cleared
7 33 (12.64%) CCSP
8 30 (11.49%) CCNA
9 29 (11.11%) CCSA
10 27 (10.34%) CCSE
11 26 (9.96%) Check Point Certification
12 17 (6.51%) CCDP
13 12 (4.60%) Microsoft Certification
14 6 (2.30%) MCSE
14 6 (2.30%) MCSA
14 6 (2.30%) Degree
15 5 (1.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 5 (1.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 4 (1.53%) CISA
16 4 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (9.20%) PCI DSS
2 12 (4.60%) SLA
3 4 (1.53%) COBIT
4 3 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.38%) GPG13
System Software
1 23 (8.81%) Active Directory
2 15 (5.75%) ProxySG
2 15 (5.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (3.45%) vSphere
4 8 (3.07%) Hyper-V
4 8 (3.07%) XenApp
5 5 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (1.53%) Xen
6 4 (1.53%) NLBS
6 4 (1.53%) XenDesktop
7 3 (1.15%) Snort
8 2 (0.77%) XenServer
9 1 (0.38%) Squid
9 1 (0.38%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.38%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 19 (7.28%) FortiGate
2 7 (2.68%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (2.68%) SCOM
3 6 (2.30%) SCCM
4 4 (1.53%) WSUS
4 4 (1.53%) WhatsUp Gold
5 3 (1.15%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.38%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.38%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.38%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.38%) OpenView
6 1 (0.38%) Netcool
6 1 (0.38%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.38%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 212 (81.23%) Cisco
2 87 (33.33%) Juniper
3 58 (22.22%) F5
4 41 (15.71%) Blue Coat
5 33 (12.64%) Microsoft
6 32 (12.26%) VMware
7 25 (9.58%) Citrix
8 23 (8.81%) Nokia
9 11 (4.21%) Radware
9 11 (4.21%) McAfee
9 11 (4.21%) SolarWinds
9 11 (4.21%) Redback
10 10 (3.83%) Fortinet
10 10 (3.83%) HP
11 8 (3.07%) Symantec
11 8 (3.07%) NetApp
12 7 (2.68%) Websense
12 7 (2.68%) Avaya
13 6 (2.30%) Huawei
14 5 (1.92%) BT
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