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 20 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CheckPoint
Rank 116 101 113
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +12
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 26 10 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.84% 0.45% 0.54%
As % of the Vendors category 2.02% 1.08% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 6 9
Average daily rate
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£175 £213 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% -43.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £38.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £16.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+127.27% -46.77%
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 West region.

Vendors Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1289 930 1256
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 41.45% 41.67% 39.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 821 558 664
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £175 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 68 100
Average hourly rate £20.06 £19.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.57% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £10.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.50%

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 20 August 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 20 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
Devon -1 12 £175 +6.06% 3
Gloucestershire -22 5 - - 4
Wiltshire -14 2 £340 -9.33% 3
Bristol -19 2 £325 +23.80% 3
Dorset - 2 £313 - 2
Somerset - 1 £230 - 2
CheckPoint
England

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 51 (85.00%) Cisco
2 49 (81.67%) Firewall
3 34 (56.67%) Windows
4 25 (41.67%) Cisco PIX
5 24 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 24 (40.00%) VMware
6 23 (38.33%) Microsoft
7 21 (35.00%) Juniper
7 21 (35.00%) Network Security
8 20 (33.33%) SharePoint
9 19 (31.67%) Solaris
9 19 (31.67%) ITIL
9 19 (31.67%) MS Excel
9 19 (31.67%) Thin Client
9 19 (31.67%) SLA
9 19 (31.67%) Fat Client
9 19 (31.67%) Cisco ASA
10 18 (30.00%) F5
11 17 (28.33%) ITIL Certification
12 13 (21.67%) Load Balancing
12 13 (21.67%) OSPF
12 13 (21.67%) BGP
12 13 (21.67%) Security Cleared
13 12 (20.00%) PRINCE2
14 11 (18.33%) Linux
14 11 (18.33%) Junos
14 11 (18.33%) Cisco IOS
15 10 (16.67%) SC Cleared
16 9 (15.00%) Cisco Nexus
17 6 (10.00%) Finance

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 20 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 19 (31.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.67%) Windchill
2 1 (1.67%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.67%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 49 (81.67%) Firewall
2 25 (41.67%) Cisco PIX
3 21 (35.00%) Network Security
4 19 (31.67%) Cisco ASA
5 13 (21.67%) OSPF
5 13 (21.67%) BGP
6 11 (18.33%) Junos
6 11 (18.33%) Cisco IOS
7 9 (15.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (8.33%) WAN
9 4 (6.67%) LAN
10 3 (5.00%) MPLS
10 3 (5.00%) TCP/IP
10 3 (5.00%) VPN
10 3 (5.00%) DNS
10 3 (5.00%) SAN
10 3 (5.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 3 (5.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 2 (3.33%) FWSM
11 2 (3.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.67%) MySQL
1 1 (1.67%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (1.67%) Military
2 1 (1.67%) Financial Institution
2 1 (1.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (35.00%) Network Engineer
2 18 (30.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 18 (30.00%) Security Engineer
3 16 (26.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 10 (16.67%) Firewall Engineer
5 8 (13.33%) Analyst
6 5 (8.33%) Consultant
6 5 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
6 5 (8.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 4 (6.67%) Cisco Security Engineer
8 3 (5.00%) Network Analyst
8 3 (5.00%) Firewall Analyst
8 3 (5.00%) Security Analyst
8 3 (5.00%) Technical Consultant
9 2 (3.33%) Programme Manager
9 2 (3.33%) Network Consultant
9 2 (3.33%) Server Engineer
9 2 (3.33%) Network Support
10 1 (1.67%) Implementation Analyst
10 1 (1.67%) Configuration Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 19 (31.67%) Thin Client
1 19 (31.67%) Fat Client
2 1 (1.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.67%) Replication
2 1 (1.67%) Clustering
2 1 (1.67%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 34 (56.67%) Windows
2 19 (31.67%) Solaris
3 11 (18.33%) Linux
4 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.67%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.67%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.67%) UNIX
5 1 (1.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (31.67%) ITIL
2 13 (21.67%) Load Balancing
3 12 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 4 (6.67%) Migration
4 4 (6.67%) Change Control
5 3 (5.00%) Dependency Management
5 3 (5.00%) Product Management
5 3 (5.00%) Risk Management
5 3 (5.00%) Programme Management
6 2 (3.33%) Network Planning
6 2 (3.33%) Project Management
6 2 (3.33%) Data Migration
7 1 (1.67%) Network Load Balancing
7 1 (1.67%) Time Management
7 1 (1.67%) Network Management
7 1 (1.67%) High Availability
7 1 (1.67%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (1.67%) Information Security
7 1 (1.67%) Logistics
7 1 (1.67%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.00%) SQL
2 2 (3.33%) VBScript
2 2 (3.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (28.33%) ITIL Certification
2 13 (21.67%) Security Cleared
3 10 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 5 (8.33%) CCNP
4 5 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (3.33%) MCP
5 2 (3.33%) MCSE
5 2 (3.33%) CCIE
6 1 (1.67%) CCSP
6 1 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.67%) CCNA
6 1 (1.67%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (1.67%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.67%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (31.67%) SLA
2 1 (1.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.67%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.67%) GPG13
System Software
1 24 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.33%) Hyper-V
2 2 (3.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.33%) ISA Server
3 1 (1.67%) ProxySG
3 1 (1.67%) Snort
3 1 (1.67%) Squid
3 1 (1.67%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (1.67%) OpenView
1 1 (1.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 51 (85.00%) Cisco
2 24 (40.00%) VMware
3 23 (38.33%) Microsoft
4 21 (35.00%) Juniper
5 18 (30.00%) F5
6 3 (5.00%) AlgoSec
6 3 (5.00%) Blue Coat
6 3 (5.00%) Oracle
6 3 (5.00%) HP
6 3 (5.00%) Websense
7 2 (3.33%) IBM
7 2 (3.33%) Citrix
7 2 (3.33%) Sourcefire
7 2 (3.33%) NetApp
8 1 (1.67%) Nokia
8 1 (1.67%) Sophos
8 1 (1.67%) Becrypt
8 1 (1.67%) IronPort
8 1 (1.67%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.67%) CA
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