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 11 February 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
CheckPoint
Rank 104 118 107
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -11
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 40 31 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.34% 0.96% 0.89%
As % of the Vendors category 3.31% 2.40% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 23 13
Average daily rate £350 £375 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +114.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £398 £350
% change year-on-year
-5.66% +13.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £32.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year
+40.62% -41.81%
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
1207 1290 1063
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 40.52% 40.01% 40.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 791 773 610
Average daily rate £356 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.06% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £215 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £535 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 75 62
Average hourly rate £19.00 £24.38 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.05% +54.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.53 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £45.00 £30.81
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

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 11 February 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
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 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Bristol +7 16 £350 -3.44% 3
Wiltshire -6 12 £375 - 1
Dorset - 4 £275 - 1
Gloucestershire +11 2 £315 - 1
Devon -3 1 £150 -33.33%
Somerset - 1 - -
CheckPoint
England

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 55 (78.57%) Cisco
2 48 (68.57%) Firewall
3 32 (45.71%) Nokia
4 23 (32.86%) Network Security
5 22 (31.43%) Security Cleared
6 21 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
6 21 (30.00%) Data Centre
6 21 (30.00%) CCNP
6 21 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
7 20 (28.57%) F5
8 18 (25.71%) Juniper
8 18 (25.71%) SLA
9 17 (24.29%) Finance
10 15 (21.43%) Service Delivery
11 14 (20.00%) VPN
12 13 (18.57%) SC Cleared
13 12 (17.14%) ITIL
14 11 (15.71%) LAN
14 11 (15.71%) WAN
15 10 (14.29%) Demand Management
15 10 (14.29%) Wireless
15 10 (14.29%) CCNA
16 9 (12.86%) MPLS
16 9 (12.86%) FWSM
17 8 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
18 7 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
18 7 (10.00%) BGP
18 7 (10.00%) CA
18 7 (10.00%) Microsoft
18 7 (10.00%) CCIE

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 4 (5.71%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.43%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (5.71%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.86%) MS Office
3 1 (1.43%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 48 (68.57%) Firewall
2 23 (32.86%) Network Security
3 21 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
4 14 (20.00%) VPN
5 11 (15.71%) LAN
5 11 (15.71%) WAN
6 10 (14.29%) Wireless
7 9 (12.86%) FWSM
7 9 (12.86%) MPLS
8 7 (10.00%) BGP
8 7 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 7 (10.00%) Unified Communications
9 6 (8.57%) SMS
10 5 (7.14%) Cisco IPT
10 5 (7.14%) IP Telephony
11 4 (5.71%) DNS
11 4 (5.71%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (4.29%) EIGRP
12 3 (4.29%) TCP/IP
12 3 (4.29%) Telnet
General
1 17 (24.29%) Finance
2 1 (1.43%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 28 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 20 (28.57%) Analyst
3 18 (25.71%) Network Analyst
4 14 (20.00%) Cisco Analyst
4 14 (20.00%) Cisco Network Analyst
5 11 (15.71%) Cisco Security Analyst
5 11 (15.71%) Network Security Analyst
5 11 (15.71%) Security Analyst
6 10 (14.29%) Check Point Analyst
6 10 (14.29%) Firewall Analyst
6 10 (14.29%) Security Engineer
7 8 (11.43%) Network Support
8 7 (10.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 7 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
9 6 (8.57%) Senior Network Analyst
10 5 (7.14%) Firewall Engineer
10 5 (7.14%) Network Security Engineer
10 5 (7.14%) Operations Engineer
11 4 (5.71%) Cisco Engineer
11 4 (5.71%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.43%) OCX
1 1 (1.43%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (30.00%) Data Centre
2 8 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.29%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.29%) Fat Client
3 3 (4.29%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.86%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.43%) Clustering
5 1 (1.43%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.43%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.43%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.71%) Linux
1 4 (5.71%) Windows
2 3 (4.29%) Android
2 3 (4.29%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.86%) Windows 7
3 2 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (2.86%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.43%) Solaris
4 1 (1.43%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (21.43%) Service Delivery
2 12 (17.14%) ITIL
3 10 (14.29%) Demand Management
4 7 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (8.57%) Network Design
5 6 (8.57%) PRINCE
6 5 (7.14%) Network Management
6 5 (7.14%) PRINCE2
6 5 (7.14%) Security Operations
7 4 (5.71%) Change Control
7 4 (5.71%) Load Balancing
7 4 (5.71%) Workflow
8 3 (4.29%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (4.29%) Dependency Management
8 3 (4.29%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (4.29%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (4.29%) Problem Management
8 3 (4.29%) Product Management
8 3 (4.29%) Project Management
8 3 (4.29%) Risk Management
Qualifications
1 22 (31.43%) Security Cleared
2 21 (30.00%) CCNP
2 21 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (18.57%) SC Cleared
4 10 (14.29%) CCNA
5 7 (10.00%) CCIE
6 6 (8.57%) CCSE
7 5 (7.14%) CCSA
8 4 (5.71%) Degree
9 3 (4.29%) Check Point Certification
10 2 (2.86%) CCDP
10 2 (2.86%) CISSP
10 2 (2.86%) DV Cleared
10 2 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (1.43%) HND
11 1 (1.43%) MCSE
11 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (25.71%) SLA
2 1 (1.43%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (2.86%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.86%) BitLocker
1 2 (2.86%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (2.86%) VMware ESX
1 2 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (2.86%) XenApp
1 2 (2.86%) XenDesktop
2 1 (1.43%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (8.57%) FortiGate
2 5 (7.14%) CiscoWorks
3 2 (2.86%) SCCM
3 2 (2.86%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 55 (78.57%) Cisco
2 32 (45.71%) Nokia
3 20 (28.57%) F5
4 18 (25.71%) Juniper
5 7 (10.00%) CA
5 7 (10.00%) Microsoft
6 6 (8.57%) IronPort
6 6 (8.57%) TippingPoint
7 5 (7.14%) Blue Coat
7 5 (7.14%) HP
7 5 (7.14%) IBM
7 5 (7.14%) SolarWinds
8 4 (5.71%) Palo Alto
9 2 (2.86%) Avaya
9 2 (2.86%) Barracuda Networks
9 2 (2.86%) Brocade
9 2 (2.86%) NetIQ
9 2 (2.86%) Polycom
9 2 (2.86%) Symantec
9 2 (2.86%) Wyse
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £370.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Connectus
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Weymouth
Spectrum IT
Rate: £250 - £270 per day
Posted: 9 days ago