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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CheckPoint over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CheckPoint
Rank 121 95 116
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +21
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 27 9 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.81% 0.40% 0.65%
As % of the Vendors category 1.93% 0.98% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 6 12
Average daily rate
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£190 £213 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.58% -43.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £165 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £325 £399
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 £31.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+3.96% +1.61%
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
1401 915 1237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 42.10% 40.92% 40.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 900 563 646
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 79 106
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £12.00 £11.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-0.18% +2.70%

CheckPoint
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CheckPoint across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 19 September 2014.

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
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 19 September 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
Wiltshire -8 4 £370 -1.33% 1
Gloucestershire -13 4 £300 - 3
Bristol -13 2 £325 +23.80% 3
Somerset - 1 £230 - 2
Dorset - - - -
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England

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 53 (85.48%) Cisco
2 51 (82.26%) Firewall
3 33 (53.23%) Windows
4 30 (48.39%) Microsoft
5 28 (45.16%) Cisco PIX
6 27 (43.55%) VMware Infrastructure
6 27 (43.55%) VMware
7 23 (37.10%) SharePoint
7 23 (37.10%) SLA
8 22 (35.48%) Thin Client
8 22 (35.48%) Solaris
8 22 (35.48%) MS Excel
8 22 (35.48%) Fat Client
9 21 (33.87%) ITIL
10 18 (29.03%) ITIL Certification
10 18 (29.03%) Juniper
10 18 (29.03%) Cisco ASA
11 16 (25.81%) Network Security
11 16 (25.81%) Security Cleared
12 14 (22.58%) F5
13 11 (17.74%) BGP
13 11 (17.74%) PRINCE2
13 11 (17.74%) SC Cleared
14 10 (16.13%) Cisco Certification
15 9 (14.52%) Linux
15 9 (14.52%) Cisco Nexus
15 9 (14.52%) Analytical Skills
16 8 (12.90%) OSPF
17 7 (11.29%) Load Balancing
18 6 (9.68%) Finance

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 23 (37.10%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.84%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.61%) WebSphere
Applications
1 22 (35.48%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.23%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.61%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.61%) Windchill
3 1 (1.61%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 51 (82.26%) Firewall
2 28 (45.16%) Cisco PIX
3 18 (29.03%) Cisco ASA
4 16 (25.81%) Network Security
5 11 (17.74%) BGP
6 9 (14.52%) Cisco Nexus
7 8 (12.90%) OSPF
8 6 (9.68%) MPLS
8 6 (9.68%) WAN
8 6 (9.68%) Junos
8 6 (9.68%) Cisco IOS
9 5 (8.06%) LAN
9 5 (8.06%) VPN
10 4 (6.45%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 3 (4.84%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 3 (4.84%) FWSM
11 3 (4.84%) SAN
11 3 (4.84%) EIGRP
11 3 (4.84%) TCP/IP
12 2 (3.23%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.61%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.61%) MySQL
General
1 6 (9.68%) Finance
2 2 (3.23%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.61%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.61%) Military
Job Titles
1 17 (27.42%) Network Engineer
2 16 (25.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 13 (20.97%) Network Security Engineer
3 13 (20.97%) Security Engineer
4 11 (17.74%) Analyst
5 8 (12.90%) Consultant
6 6 (9.68%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 6 (9.68%) Cisco Engineer
6 6 (9.68%) Technical Consultant
7 5 (8.06%) Network Analyst
7 5 (8.06%) Firewall Engineer
8 4 (6.45%) Cisco Security Engineer
9 3 (4.84%) Security Analyst
9 3 (4.84%) Firewall Analyst
10 2 (3.23%) Server Engineer
10 2 (3.23%) Network Support
10 2 (3.23%) Programme Manager
10 2 (3.23%) Network Consultant
11 1 (1.61%) Lead Project Manager
11 1 (1.61%) Data Migration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.61%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 22 (35.48%) Thin Client
1 22 (35.48%) Fat Client
2 9 (14.52%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.61%) Replication
3 1 (1.61%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.61%) Clustering
3 1 (1.61%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 33 (53.23%) Windows
2 22 (35.48%) Solaris
3 9 (14.52%) Linux
4 3 (4.84%) UNIX
5 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.61%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.61%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.61%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (33.87%) ITIL
2 11 (17.74%) PRINCE2
3 7 (11.29%) Load Balancing
4 4 (6.45%) Migration
4 4 (6.45%) Change Control
5 3 (4.84%) Dependency Management
5 3 (4.84%) Product Management
5 3 (4.84%) Project Management
5 3 (4.84%) Risk Management
5 3 (4.84%) Programme Management
6 2 (3.23%) Data Migration
6 2 (3.23%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (3.23%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (1.61%) Release Management
7 1 (1.61%) Time Management
7 1 (1.61%) High Availability
7 1 (1.61%) Network Management
7 1 (1.61%) Service Management
7 1 (1.61%) Change Management
7 1 (1.61%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.84%) SQL
2 2 (3.23%) VBScript
2 2 (3.23%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (29.03%) ITIL Certification
2 16 (25.81%) Security Cleared
3 11 (17.74%) SC Cleared
4 10 (16.13%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (9.68%) CCNP
6 4 (6.45%) CCNA
7 3 (4.84%) CCIE
8 2 (3.23%) CCSE
8 2 (3.23%) MCP
8 2 (3.23%) MCSE
8 2 (3.23%) CCSP
8 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (3.23%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (1.61%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (37.10%) SLA
2 1 (1.61%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.61%) GPG13
2 1 (1.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.61%) QA
System Software
1 27 (43.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.23%) ISA Server
2 2 (3.23%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.23%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.61%) NFS
3 1 (1.61%) ProxySG
3 1 (1.61%) Snort
3 1 (1.61%) Squid
Systems Management
1 1 (1.61%) OpenView
1 1 (1.61%) WSUS
Vendors
1 53 (85.48%) Cisco
2 30 (48.39%) Microsoft
3 27 (43.55%) VMware
4 18 (29.03%) Juniper
5 14 (22.58%) F5
6 4 (6.45%) Blue Coat
6 4 (6.45%) HP
6 4 (6.45%) Nokia
7 3 (4.84%) AlgoSec
7 3 (4.84%) Citrix
7 3 (4.84%) Oracle
8 2 (3.23%) Sourcefire
8 2 (3.23%) Websense
8 2 (3.23%) NetApp
8 2 (3.23%) SolarWinds
9 1 (1.61%) Becrypt
9 1 (1.61%) IronPort
9 1 (1.61%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.61%) BMC
9 1 (1.61%) CA
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