The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of CheckPoint products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CheckPoint over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CheckPoint
Rank 54 41 36
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -5
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 4 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.71% 1.75% 1.73%
As % of the Vendors category 1.96% 3.74% 3.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 0
Average daily rate
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£475 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
- +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £15.79 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £16.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+134.84% -46.77%
CheckPoint
Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the South Wales region.

Vendors Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
204 214 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 36.23% 46.93% 43.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 133 88
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 6
Average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% -20.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.15 £10.63 £11.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £16.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.73% +1.57%

CheckPoint
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CheckPoint across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

CheckPoint Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

CheckPoint
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing CheckPoint across the South Wales region.

CheckPoint Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

CheckPoint
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing CheckPoint across the South Wales region.

CheckPoint Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

CheckPoint
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

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 Wales region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
Bridgend - 2 £450 -
Cardiff - - - -
Newport - - - - 5
Torfaen - - - -
CheckPoint
Wales

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 12 (85.71%) Firewall
2 11 (78.57%) Cisco
3 10 (71.43%) Wireless
4 9 (64.29%) Juniper
5 6 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (42.86%) Security Cleared
6 5 (35.71%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (35.71%) Blue Coat
6 5 (35.71%) DNS
6 5 (35.71%) CCNP
6 5 (35.71%) VoIP
6 5 (35.71%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (28.57%) F5
7 4 (28.57%) LAN
7 4 (28.57%) SC Cleared
8 3 (21.43%) Trend Micro
8 3 (21.43%) Sourcefire
8 3 (21.43%) PKI
8 3 (21.43%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (21.43%) SonicWALL
8 3 (21.43%) GCIA
8 3 (21.43%) GCFW
8 3 (21.43%) GCWN
8 3 (21.43%) BT
8 3 (21.43%) Telecoms
8 3 (21.43%) GIAC
8 3 (21.43%) UNIX
8 3 (21.43%) Windows
8 3 (21.43%) Linux
8 3 (21.43%) WAN

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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.

Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (85.71%) Firewall
2 10 (71.43%) Wireless
3 5 (35.71%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (35.71%) VoIP
3 5 (35.71%) DNS
3 5 (35.71%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (28.57%) LAN
5 3 (21.43%) Internet
5 3 (21.43%) OSPF
5 3 (21.43%) BGP
5 3 (21.43%) WAN
5 3 (21.43%) Ethernet
5 3 (21.43%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
6 2 (14.29%) VPN
6 2 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (14.29%) Network Security
6 2 (14.29%) NetScaler
6 2 (14.29%) WLAN
7 1 (7.14%) PPP
General
1 3 (21.43%) Telecoms
2 2 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Network Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Network Security Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Security Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Operations Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Security Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Security Operations Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Coordinator
3 2 (14.29%) Project Coordinator
4 1 (7.14%) Change Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Telecoms Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Network Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) PKI
2 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) UNIX
1 3 (21.43%) Windows
1 3 (21.43%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (14.29%) SIEM
2 2 (14.29%) Load Balancing
2 2 (14.29%) Project Management
2 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
3 1 (7.14%) PRINCE
3 1 (7.14%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 5 (35.71%) CCNP
3 4 (28.57%) SC Cleared
4 3 (21.43%) CCNA
4 3 (21.43%) CISSP
4 3 (21.43%) GIAC
4 3 (21.43%) GCIA
4 3 (21.43%) GCFW
4 3 (21.43%) GCWN
5 2 (14.29%) DV Cleared
6 1 (7.14%) CCSE
6 1 (7.14%) JNCIA
6 1 (7.14%) CCIE
6 1 (7.14%) CCDA
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (78.57%) Cisco
2 9 (64.29%) Juniper
3 5 (35.71%) Blue Coat
4 4 (28.57%) F5
5 3 (21.43%) Trend Micro
5 3 (21.43%) BT
5 3 (21.43%) Sourcefire
5 3 (21.43%) SonicWALL
5 3 (21.43%) Nokia
5 3 (21.43%) McAfee
5 3 (21.43%) IBM
6 2 (14.29%) HP
6 2 (14.29%) SolarWinds
6 2 (14.29%) Citrix
7 1 (7.14%) Nortel
7 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
7 1 (7.14%) Websense