The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of CheckPoint products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CheckPoint over the 3 months to 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
CheckPoint
Rank 109 118 124
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +6
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 29 35 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.04% 1.06% 0.80%
As % of the Vendors category 2.49% 2.58% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 11 23
Median daily rate £393 £350 £190
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% +84.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £275 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £483 £337
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Median hourly rate £41.75 £38.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.44% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £39.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-14.55% -1.25%
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 West region.

Vendors Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1164 1356 1380
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 41.78% 40.95% 40.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 724 816 875
Median daily rate £365 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £190 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £522 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 86 77
Median hourly rate £24.50 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.36% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.78 £12.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £48.91 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.00

CheckPoint
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing CheckPoint as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

CheckPoint Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

CheckPoint
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

CheckPoint Daily Rate Trend in the South West

CheckPoint
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CheckPoint across the South West region over the 3 months to 30 September 2016.

CheckPoint Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

CheckPoint
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

CheckPoint Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

CheckPoint
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CheckPoint across the South West region over the 3 months to 30 September 2016.

CheckPoint Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

CheckPoint
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 30 September 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
Bristol -1 15 £325 -3.70% 3
Wiltshire +7 8 £413 +29.41%
Devon +3 2 £210 -47.50%
Gloucestershire 0 1 - - 1
Dorset - 1 £393 -
CheckPoint
England

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 West region with a requirement for CheckPoint.

1 84 (85.71%) Firewall
2 77 (78.57%) Cisco
3 42 (42.86%) VPN
4 40 (40.82%) Cisco ASA
5 39 (39.80%) Cisco Certification
6 31 (31.63%) CCNP
7 28 (28.57%) Juniper
8 27 (27.55%) Network Security
9 26 (26.53%) DNS
10 25 (25.51%) Security Cleared
11 24 (24.49%) WAN
11 24 (24.49%) DHCP
11 24 (24.49%) Windows
12 23 (23.47%) F5
13 22 (22.45%) Cisco Nexus
14 21 (21.43%) ITIL
15 20 (20.41%) LAN
15 20 (20.41%) tcpdump
15 20 (20.41%) Wireshark
16 19 (19.39%) Windows Server
16 19 (19.39%) Microsoft
17 18 (18.37%) Finance
17 18 (18.37%) SC Cleared
18 16 (16.33%) VoIP
18 16 (16.33%) TCP/IP
18 16 (16.33%) MS Office
19 15 (15.31%) MPLS
19 15 (15.31%) CCNA
19 15 (15.31%) Data Centre
19 15 (15.31%) Junos

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 6 (6.12%) MQSeries
2 3 (3.06%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 16 (16.33%) MS Office
2 14 (14.29%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.02%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.06%) IBM PureFlex
2 1 (1.02%) IaaS
2 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.02%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 84 (85.71%) Firewall
2 42 (42.86%) VPN
3 40 (40.82%) Cisco ASA
4 27 (27.55%) Network Security
5 26 (26.53%) DNS
6 24 (24.49%) DHCP
6 24 (24.49%) WAN
7 22 (22.45%) Cisco Nexus
8 20 (20.41%) LAN
8 20 (20.41%) tcpdump
8 20 (20.41%) Wireshark
9 16 (16.33%) TCP/IP
9 16 (16.33%) VoIP
10 15 (15.31%) Junos
10 15 (15.31%) MPLS
11 14 (14.29%) Wireless
12 12 (12.24%) Internet
13 11 (11.22%) BGP
13 11 (11.22%) IP Telephony
14 10 (10.20%) Cisco IPT
General
1 18 (18.37%) Finance
2 2 (2.04%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.02%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 46 (46.94%) Network Engineer
2 15 (15.31%) Network Support
2 15 (15.31%) Support Engineer
3 14 (14.29%) Network Support Engineer
4 13 (13.27%) Analyst
5 12 (12.24%) Cisco Engineer
5 12 (12.24%) Senior Network Engineer
6 11 (11.22%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 8 (8.16%) Firewall Engineer
7 8 (8.16%) Senior Network Support
7 8 (8.16%) Senior Network Support Engineer
7 8 (8.16%) Senior Support Engineer
8 7 (7.14%) Juniper Engineer
8 7 (7.14%) Network Analyst
9 6 (6.12%) Programme Manager
10 5 (5.10%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 5 (5.10%) Senior Analyst
11 4 (4.08%) Cisco Analyst
11 4 (4.08%) Cisco Network Analyst
11 4 (4.08%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.12%) J2EE
2 3 (3.06%) .NET
2 3 (3.06%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.31%) Data Centre
2 9 (9.18%) iPad
3 8 (8.16%) Management Information System
4 5 (5.10%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.06%) CESG
5 3 (3.06%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.06%) Cyberthreat
5 3 (3.06%) Fat Client
5 3 (3.06%) Thin Client
6 2 (2.04%) NHS
7 1 (1.02%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 24 (24.49%) Windows
2 19 (19.39%) Windows Server
3 13 (13.27%) Linux
4 9 (9.18%) Unix
5 4 (4.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (3.06%) Windows 7
6 3 (3.06%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.02%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.02%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.02%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (21.43%) ITIL
2 13 (13.27%) PRINCE2
3 10 (10.20%) Change Control
3 10 (10.20%) Project Management
4 8 (8.16%) Migration
4 8 (8.16%) Service Delivery
5 6 (6.12%) Dependency Management
5 6 (6.12%) Load Balancing
5 6 (6.12%) Network Management
5 6 (6.12%) Product Management
5 6 (6.12%) Programme Management
5 6 (6.12%) Risk Management
6 5 (5.10%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (4.08%) DevOps
7 4 (4.08%) Network Design
7 4 (4.08%) Workflow
8 3 (3.06%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
8 3 (3.06%) Information Security
8 3 (3.06%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (3.06%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 9 (9.18%) Java
1 9 (9.18%) Python
2 6 (6.12%) Perl
2 6 (6.12%) Shell Script
3 4 (4.08%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.02%) SQL
4 1 (1.02%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 39 (39.80%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (31.63%) CCNP
3 25 (25.51%) Security Cleared
4 18 (18.37%) SC Cleared
5 15 (15.31%) CCNA
6 4 (4.08%) DV Cleared
7 3 (3.06%) CCDP
7 3 (3.06%) CCIE
7 3 (3.06%) Degree
7 3 (3.06%) JNCIA
7 3 (3.06%) JNCIP
8 2 (2.04%) Check Point Certification
8 2 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (1.02%) CCSA
9 1 (1.02%) CCSE
9 1 (1.02%) CCVP
9 1 (1.02%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (13.27%) SLA
2 4 (4.08%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (2.04%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (12.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (6.12%) Samba
2 6 (6.12%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (5.10%) Active Directory
4 4 (4.08%) XenDesktop
5 3 (3.06%) Snort
5 3 (3.06%) VMware ESX
5 3 (3.06%) XenApp
6 2 (2.04%) BitLocker
6 2 (2.04%) Firmware
6 2 (2.04%) Hyper-V
6 2 (2.04%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.02%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.02%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (6.12%) Cisco Prime
1 6 (6.12%) Nagios
1 6 (6.12%) Puppet
2 4 (4.08%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (4.08%) TrustSec
3 3 (3.06%) Nessus
3 3 (3.06%) QRadar
4 2 (2.04%) SCCM
4 2 (2.04%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (2.04%) WSUS
Vendors
1 77 (78.57%) Cisco
2 28 (28.57%) Juniper
3 23 (23.47%) F5
4 19 (19.39%) Microsoft
5 12 (12.24%) VMware
6 9 (9.18%) CA
6 9 (9.18%) HP
6 9 (9.18%) IBM
6 9 (9.18%) Nokia
7 7 (7.14%) Fortinet
7 7 (7.14%) Red Hat
8 6 (6.12%) Dell
8 6 (6.12%) IronPort
8 6 (6.12%) NetApp
8 6 (6.12%) SolarWinds
9 5 (5.10%) Aruba
9 5 (5.10%) SonicWALL
9 5 (5.10%) WatchGuard
10 4 (4.08%) Citrix
10 4 (4.08%) Intel Security