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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CheckPoint over the 3 months to 25 May 2016 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.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
CheckPoint
Rank 132 142 133
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -9
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 145 118 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.58% 1.26% 1.35%
As % of the Vendors category 3.28% 2.74% 2.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 51 57
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £275 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £499 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 3
Median hourly rate £34.50 £39.00 £27.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.53% +39.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.78 £35.10 £23.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.75 £42.70 £41.58
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £39.00 £28.94
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +34.77%
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
4423 4308 4197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 48.18% 46.15% 46.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2624 2319 2106
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £238 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £505 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.37% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 255 248
Median hourly rate £20.75 £19.25 £18.36
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.79% +4.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.82 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.10 £18.00 £17.81
% change year-on-year
+11.68% +1.09%

CheckPoint
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing CheckPoint as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 May 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CheckPoint across the South East region over the 3 months to 25 May 2016.

CheckPoint Hourly Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CheckPoint within the South East region over the 3 months to 25 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire -9 49 £381 +2.34% 8
Hampshire +30 44 £395 +3.60% 7
Buckinghamshire +21 16 £400 -23.07% 9
Surrey -18 16 £400 -11.11% 1
Oxfordshire +17 6 £365 +0.89%
West Sussex -26 4 £325 -21.21% 3
East Sussex +1 3 £419 +21.81%
Kent -20 2 £203 -47.74% 3
Middlesex - 1 £450 -
CheckPoint
England

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing CheckPoint also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for CheckPoint.

1 238 (88.15%) Cisco
2 214 (79.26%) Firewall
3 106 (39.26%) Cisco ASA
4 105 (38.89%) Cisco Certification
5 94 (34.81%) LAN
6 92 (34.07%) Juniper
7 89 (32.96%) WAN
8 74 (27.41%) Network Security
9 67 (24.81%) Security Cleared
9 67 (24.81%) CCNP
10 62 (22.96%) SC Cleared
11 60 (22.22%) F5
12 57 (21.11%) Blue Coat
13 51 (18.89%) VPN
14 47 (17.41%) TCP/IP
15 46 (17.04%) Cisco Nexus
16 42 (15.56%) Wireless
17 41 (15.19%) SSL
17 41 (15.19%) ITIL
18 39 (14.44%) CCNA
18 39 (14.44%) BGP
18 39 (14.44%) VMware
19 38 (14.07%) Telecoms
20 36 (13.33%) CCSE
20 36 (13.33%) Data Centre
21 35 (12.96%) Finance
21 35 (12.96%) Microsoft
22 34 (12.59%) DNS
22 34 (12.59%) Palo Alto
23 33 (12.22%) Cisco PIX

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (3.70%) Skype for Business
2 9 (3.33%) MS Exchange
3 6 (2.22%) IIS
3 6 (2.22%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.11%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.37%) iPlanet
6 1 (0.37%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.37%) SAS
6 1 (0.37%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (3.33%) ProjectWise
2 8 (2.96%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.11%) MS Office
3 3 (1.11%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.74%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (2.59%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (1.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.37%) BusinessWare
3 1 (0.37%) SAP R/3
3 1 (0.37%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.85%) Office 365
3 3 (1.11%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (1.11%) IaaS
3 3 (1.11%) PaaS
4 1 (0.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 214 (79.26%) Firewall
2 106 (39.26%) Cisco ASA
3 94 (34.81%) LAN
4 89 (32.96%) WAN
5 74 (27.41%) Network Security
6 51 (18.89%) VPN
7 47 (17.41%) TCP/IP
8 46 (17.04%) Cisco Nexus
9 42 (15.56%) Wireless
10 41 (15.19%) SSL
11 39 (14.44%) BGP
12 34 (12.59%) DNS
13 33 (12.22%) Cisco PIX
14 31 (11.48%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 29 (10.74%) MPLS
15 29 (10.74%) OSPF
15 29 (10.74%) VoIP
16 22 (8.15%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
17 20 (7.41%) EIGRP
18 18 (6.67%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.96%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.74%) Apache Hive
2 2 (0.74%) Hadoop
2 2 (0.74%) MySQL
2 2 (0.74%) Oracle OWB
3 1 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.37%) DB2
3 1 (0.37%) DB2 UDB
3 1 (0.37%) QlikView
3 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (1.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.37%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (0.37%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 38 (14.07%) Telecoms
2 35 (12.96%) Finance
3 8 (2.96%) Billing
4 6 (2.22%) Banking
5 5 (1.85%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.85%) Retail
6 4 (1.48%) Electronics
6 4 (1.48%) Marketing
6 4 (1.48%) Military
7 3 (1.11%) Aerospace
7 3 (1.11%) Back Office
7 3 (1.11%) Legal
8 2 (0.74%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.37%) Automotive
9 1 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 120 (44.44%) Network Engineer
2 52 (19.26%) Security Engineer
3 37 (13.70%) Network Security Engineer
4 30 (11.11%) Architect
5 28 (10.37%) Analyst
6 22 (8.15%) Network Analyst
7 21 (7.78%) Cisco Engineer
8 20 (7.41%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 19 (7.04%) Consultant
10 18 (6.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 15 (5.56%) IP Engineer
11 15 (5.56%) Network Security Analyst
11 15 (5.56%) Security Analyst
12 14 (5.19%) Designer
12 14 (5.19%) Firewall Engineer
12 14 (5.19%) IP Security Engineer
12 14 (5.19%) Network Architect
12 14 (5.19%) Network Consultant
12 14 (5.19%) Project Manager
12 14 (5.19%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.48%) 802.1X
1 4 (1.48%) CSS
1 4 (1.48%) Middleware
2 2 (0.74%) Regular Expression
2 2 (0.74%) XML
3 1 (0.37%) MSMQ
3 1 (0.37%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 36 (13.33%) Data Centre
2 11 (4.07%) Management Information System
3 9 (3.33%) RSA SecurID
4 8 (2.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 6 (2.22%) Clustering
6 5 (1.85%) VCE vBlock
7 4 (1.48%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.11%) DataPower
9 2 (0.74%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.74%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.74%) PKI
9 2 (0.74%) Security Operations Centre
9 2 (0.74%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.37%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (0.37%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.37%) FlexPod
10 1 (0.37%) FMCG
10 1 (0.37%) NHS
10 1 (0.37%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 32 (11.85%) Windows
2 27 (10.00%) Linux
3 11 (4.07%) Windows Server
4 9 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (2.59%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (2.22%) AIX
6 6 (2.22%) Windows 7
6 6 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (1.85%) Unix
8 4 (1.48%) Solaris
9 3 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (1.11%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.74%) Debian
10 2 (0.74%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.74%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.37%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (15.19%) ITIL
2 25 (9.26%) Network Design
3 23 (8.52%) Project Management
4 22 (8.15%) ITSM
5 21 (7.78%) Migration
6 16 (5.93%) Change Management
7 15 (5.56%) Configuration Management
7 15 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
8 12 (4.44%) Information Security
8 12 (4.44%) Service Management
9 11 (4.07%) Business Continuity
9 11 (4.07%) Load Balancing
10 10 (3.70%) High Availability
10 10 (3.70%) PRINCE2
10 10 (3.70%) Service Delivery
10 10 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (3.33%) B2B
11 9 (3.33%) Cybersecurity
11 9 (3.33%) Network Management
12 8 (2.96%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 20 (7.41%) SQL
2 4 (1.48%) Java
3 2 (0.74%) Python
4 1 (0.37%) C
4 1 (0.37%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.37%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 105 (38.89%) Cisco Certification
2 67 (24.81%) CCNP
2 67 (24.81%) Security Cleared
3 62 (22.96%) SC Cleared
4 39 (14.44%) CCNA
5 36 (13.33%) CCSE
6 24 (8.89%) CCIE
7 22 (8.15%) CCSA
8 14 (5.19%) CISSP
9 13 (4.81%) Degree
10 12 (4.44%) CCDP
11 10 (3.70%) CCSP
12 7 (2.59%) CISM
13 6 (2.22%) DV Cleared
14 5 (1.85%) ISEB
14 5 (1.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 4 (1.48%) Check Point Certification
16 3 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
17 2 (0.74%) CCVP
17 2 (0.74%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (1.48%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.11%) SLA
4 2 (0.74%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 2 (0.74%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.37%) QA
System Software
1 26 (9.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (7.78%) Active Directory
3 11 (4.07%) ProxySG
3 11 (4.07%) VMware ESX
4 7 (2.59%) vSphere
5 5 (1.85%) Terminal Services
5 5 (1.85%) XenServer
6 2 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.37%) ClearTrust
7 1 (0.37%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.37%) UAG
Systems Management
1 21 (7.78%) FortiGate
2 6 (2.22%) vRealize
3 4 (1.48%) Cisco Prime
3 4 (1.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (1.11%) MIMEsweeper
4 3 (1.11%) OPNET
4 3 (1.11%) SCVMM
5 2 (0.74%) ArcSight ESM
5 2 (0.74%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.74%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.74%) Puppet
5 2 (0.74%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (0.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.74%) WhatsUp Gold
5 2 (0.74%) WSUS
6 1 (0.37%) CA Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.37%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.37%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.37%) SCCM
Vendors
1 238 (88.15%) Cisco
2 92 (34.07%) Juniper
3 60 (22.22%) F5
4 57 (21.11%) Blue Coat
5 39 (14.44%) VMware
6 35 (12.96%) Microsoft
7 34 (12.59%) Palo Alto
8 26 (9.63%) Citrix
9 24 (8.89%) Oracle
10 22 (8.15%) HP
11 18 (6.67%) Fortinet
11 18 (6.67%) NetApp
12 13 (4.81%) IBM
12 13 (4.81%) IronPort
13 12 (4.44%) Nokia
14 11 (4.07%) BMC
15 10 (3.70%) Remedy
16 8 (2.96%) CA
16 8 (2.96%) Red Hat
17 7 (2.59%) Avaya
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