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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CheckPoint
Rank 111 87 108
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +21
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 36 33 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.10% 1.40% 0.75%
As % of the Vendors category 2.63% 3.37% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 19 14
Average daily rate
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£225 £175 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £165 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £352 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £371 £336 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.40% +3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £38.75 £27.50 £105.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.90% -73.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.75 £27.50 £37.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.75 £27.50 £173.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.53 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+55.33% -43.66%
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
1367 980 1215
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 41.84% 41.54% 45.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 859 582 665
Average daily rate £375 £330 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £170 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £479 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 78 79
Average hourly rate £23.00 £19.30 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.17% -10.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £10.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £30.96 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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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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 -2 17 £200 +14.28% 2
Wiltshire -8 7 £438 - 1
Bristol -17 5 £375 +117.39% 3
Dorset 0 3 £325 -9.72%
Gloucestershire -20 3 - - 2
Somerset - - - -
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England

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 57 (90.48%) Cisco
2 56 (88.89%) Firewall
3 33 (52.38%) Cisco PIX
4 30 (47.62%) Microsoft
5 28 (44.44%) Windows
6 27 (42.86%) VMware
6 27 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
7 26 (41.27%) ITIL
8 25 (39.68%) MS Excel
8 25 (39.68%) SharePoint
9 24 (38.10%) Solaris
9 24 (38.10%) SLA
9 24 (38.10%) Thin Client
9 24 (38.10%) Fat Client
10 18 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
10 18 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
11 16 (25.40%) ITIL Certification
12 14 (22.22%) Network Security
13 13 (20.63%) Analytical Skills
14 12 (19.05%) VPN
15 11 (17.46%) WAN
15 11 (17.46%) Nokia
16 10 (15.87%) Cisco Nexus
17 9 (14.29%) Security Cleared
17 9 (14.29%) SolarWinds
17 9 (14.29%) Project Management
17 9 (14.29%) CCNA
17 9 (14.29%) HP
18 8 (12.70%) CCNP
18 8 (12.70%) F5

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 25 (39.68%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.17%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.59%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.59%) WebLogic
Applications
1 25 (39.68%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.94%) MS Visio
3 3 (4.76%) MS Project
4 1 (1.59%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.59%) SaaS
1 1 (1.59%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 56 (88.89%) Firewall
2 33 (52.38%) Cisco PIX
3 18 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
4 14 (22.22%) Network Security
5 12 (19.05%) VPN
6 11 (17.46%) WAN
7 10 (15.87%) Cisco Nexus
8 7 (11.11%) BGP
9 6 (9.52%) VoIP
9 6 (9.52%) MPLS
9 6 (9.52%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 6 (9.52%) Fibre Channel
10 5 (7.94%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 5 (7.94%) LAN
11 4 (6.35%) FWSM
12 3 (4.76%) DMZ
12 3 (4.76%) EIGRP
12 3 (4.76%) OSPF
13 2 (3.17%) Wireless
13 2 (3.17%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.59%) MySQL
1 1 (1.59%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.59%) OLTP
1 1 (1.59%) NoSQL
1 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (7.94%) Finance
2 1 (1.59%) Financial Institution
2 1 (1.59%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (23.81%) Consultant
2 12 (19.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 11 (17.46%) Network Engineer
3 11 (17.46%) Analyst
4 10 (15.87%) Technical Consultant
5 6 (9.52%) Systems Analyst
5 6 (9.52%) Architect
5 6 (9.52%) Cisco Analyst
6 5 (7.94%) Security Consultant
7 4 (6.35%) Network Analyst
7 4 (6.35%) Project Manager
7 4 (6.35%) Network Consultant
7 4 (6.35%) Network Security Consultant
7 4 (6.35%) Security Designer
7 4 (6.35%) Designer
8 3 (4.76%) Cisco Engineer
8 3 (4.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 3 (4.76%) Security Architect
9 2 (3.17%) Security Engineer
9 2 (3.17%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.59%) .NET
1 1 (1.59%) SOAP
1 1 (1.59%) Web Services
1 1 (1.59%) XSD
1 1 (1.59%) WSDL
1 1 (1.59%) Middleware
1 1 (1.59%) Java EE
1 1 (1.59%) JSON
1 1 (1.59%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 24 (38.10%) Thin Client
1 24 (38.10%) Fat Client
2 13 (20.63%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.17%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.59%) Open Source
4 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.59%) Replication
4 1 (1.59%) Clustering
4 1 (1.59%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 28 (44.44%) Windows
2 24 (38.10%) Solaris
3 5 (7.94%) Linux
4 2 (3.17%) Windows 7
4 2 (3.17%) UNIX
5 1 (1.59%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.59%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (41.27%) ITIL
2 9 (14.29%) Project Management
3 6 (9.52%) Network Monitoring
4 4 (6.35%) PRINCE2
5 3 (4.76%) Migration
5 3 (4.76%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (4.76%) Portfolio Management
5 3 (4.76%) Change Control
6 2 (3.17%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (3.17%) Product Management
6 2 (3.17%) Release Management
6 2 (3.17%) Programme Management
6 2 (3.17%) Network Management
6 2 (3.17%) Risk Management
6 2 (3.17%) Dependency Management
7 1 (1.59%) High Availability
7 1 (1.59%) People Management
7 1 (1.59%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (1.59%) TOGAF
7 1 (1.59%) BPEL
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.59%) Java
1 1 (1.59%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (25.40%) ITIL Certification
3 9 (14.29%) CCNA
3 9 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 8 (12.70%) CCNP
5 5 (7.94%) CCSE
5 5 (7.94%) SC Cleared
6 3 (4.76%) CTC Cleared
6 3 (4.76%) Degree
6 3 (4.76%) CCSA
7 2 (3.17%) CCIE
7 2 (3.17%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (38.10%) SLA
2 2 (3.17%) QA
3 1 (1.59%) COBIT
System Software
1 27 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.59%) NFS
2 1 (1.59%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.59%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 2 (3.17%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (1.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.59%) SCCM
2 1 (1.59%) OpenView
Vendors
1 57 (90.48%) Cisco
2 30 (47.62%) Microsoft
3 27 (42.86%) VMware
4 11 (17.46%) Nokia
5 9 (14.29%) HP
5 9 (14.29%) SolarWinds
6 8 (12.70%) F5
7 5 (7.94%) Juniper
8 4 (6.35%) IBM
8 4 (6.35%) Blue Coat
9 2 (3.17%) CA
9 2 (3.17%) IronPort
9 2 (3.17%) Oracle
9 2 (3.17%) Citrix
10 1 (1.59%) BMC
10 1 (1.59%) Dell
10 1 (1.59%) Sourcefire
10 1 (1.59%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.59%) Remedy
10 1 (1.59%) McAfee