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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CheckPoint
Rank 112 93 117
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +24
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 35 21 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.03% 0.97% 0.72%
As % of the Vendors category 2.49% 2.42% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 15 14
Average daily rate
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£195 £175 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -53.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £172 £165 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £345 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% +37.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £28.00 £26.63
% change year-on-year
+33.92% +5.16%
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
1408 866 1275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 41.60% 39.87% 41.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 924 519 671
Average daily rate £375 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £170 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 85 110
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +13.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £12.50 £11.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £30.50 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.08
% change year-on-year
- -0.41%

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 October 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 October 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 -7 19 £175 +6.06% 5
Gloucestershire -15 6 £300 - 4
Wiltshire -9 4 £338 -10.00% 3
Dorset - 3 £325 - 1
Bristol -35 2 £538 +202.81% 5
Somerset - - - - 1
CheckPoint
England

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 46 (75.41%) Cisco
2 44 (72.13%) Firewall
3 32 (52.46%) Microsoft
4 31 (50.82%) Cisco PIX
5 29 (47.54%) Windows
6 28 (45.90%) VMware
6 28 (45.90%) VMware Infrastructure
7 24 (39.34%) MS Excel
7 24 (39.34%) SharePoint
7 24 (39.34%) SLA
8 23 (37.70%) Thin Client
8 23 (37.70%) Solaris
8 23 (37.70%) ITIL
8 23 (37.70%) Fat Client
9 18 (29.51%) ITIL Certification
10 16 (26.23%) Security Cleared
11 14 (22.95%) Cisco Certification
12 12 (19.67%) Juniper
12 12 (19.67%) Cisco ASA
12 12 (19.67%) Network Security
13 11 (18.03%) SC Cleared
13 11 (18.03%) Analytical Skills
14 9 (14.75%) F5
14 9 (14.75%) Project Management
14 9 (14.75%) PRINCE2
15 8 (13.11%) WAN
15 8 (13.11%) Cisco Nexus
16 7 (11.48%) VPN
16 7 (11.48%) HP
16 7 (11.48%) CCNP

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 24 (39.34%) SharePoint
2 4 (6.56%) MS Exchange
3 3 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.64%) WebSphere
Applications
1 24 (39.34%) MS Excel
2 5 (8.20%) MS Visio
3 3 (4.92%) MS Project
4 1 (1.64%) Windchill
4 1 (1.64%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.64%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 44 (72.13%) Firewall
2 31 (50.82%) Cisco PIX
3 12 (19.67%) Network Security
3 12 (19.67%) Cisco ASA
4 8 (13.11%) Cisco Nexus
4 8 (13.11%) WAN
5 7 (11.48%) VPN
6 6 (9.84%) MPLS
7 5 (8.20%) BGP
8 4 (6.56%) Fibre Channel
8 4 (6.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 4 (6.56%) LAN
8 4 (6.56%) VoIP
9 3 (4.92%) SAN
9 3 (4.92%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 3 (4.92%) EIGRP
10 2 (3.28%) FWSM
10 2 (3.28%) DNS
10 2 (3.28%) TCP/IP
10 2 (3.28%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.64%) MySQL
1 1 (1.64%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (4.92%) Finance
2 1 (1.64%) Military
2 1 (1.64%) Financial Institution
2 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (24.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 13 (21.31%) Network Engineer
3 9 (14.75%) Consultant
4 8 (13.11%) Analyst
5 7 (11.48%) Technical Consultant
5 7 (11.48%) Network Security Engineer
5 7 (11.48%) Security Engineer
6 6 (9.84%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 6 (9.84%) Cisco Engineer
7 5 (8.20%) Project Manager
8 4 (6.56%) Programme Manager
8 4 (6.56%) Systems Analyst
8 4 (6.56%) Cisco Analyst
8 4 (6.56%) Cisco Security Engineer
9 2 (3.28%) Network Analyst
9 2 (3.28%) Server Engineer
9 2 (3.28%) Network Support
9 2 (3.28%) Firewall Engineer
10 1 (1.64%) Migration Project Manager
10 1 (1.64%) Security Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.64%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 23 (37.70%) Thin Client
1 23 (37.70%) Fat Client
2 11 (18.03%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.28%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.64%) Replication
4 1 (1.64%) Clustering
4 1 (1.64%) CESG
4 1 (1.64%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.64%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 29 (47.54%) Windows
2 23 (37.70%) Solaris
3 5 (8.20%) Linux
4 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (3.28%) Windows 7
4 2 (3.28%) UNIX
5 1 (1.64%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.64%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (37.70%) ITIL
2 9 (14.75%) PRINCE2
2 9 (14.75%) Project Management
3 6 (9.84%) Change Control
4 5 (8.20%) Dependency Management
4 5 (8.20%) Programme Management
4 5 (8.20%) Risk Management
4 5 (8.20%) Product Management
5 4 (6.56%) Migration
5 4 (6.56%) Network Monitoring
6 3 (4.92%) Portfolio Management
7 2 (3.28%) Data Migration
7 2 (3.28%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (3.28%) Load Balancing
7 2 (3.28%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (1.64%) Network Planning
8 1 (1.64%) Logistics
8 1 (1.64%) Business Analysis
8 1 (1.64%) Incident Management
8 1 (1.64%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.92%) SQL
2 2 (3.28%) VBScript
2 2 (3.28%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (29.51%) ITIL Certification
2 16 (26.23%) Security Cleared
3 14 (22.95%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (18.03%) SC Cleared
5 7 (11.48%) CCNP
6 6 (9.84%) CCNA
7 4 (6.56%) CCSE
8 3 (4.92%) CCIE
9 2 (3.28%) CCSP
9 2 (3.28%) MCP
9 2 (3.28%) MCSE
9 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (3.28%) CCSA
9 2 (3.28%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (1.64%) DV Cleared
10 1 (1.64%) Degree
10 1 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (39.34%) SLA
2 1 (1.64%) QA
System Software
1 28 (45.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.92%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.28%) ISA Server
3 2 (3.28%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.64%) ProxySG
4 1 (1.64%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (1.64%) OpenView
1 1 (1.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (1.64%) WSUS
1 1 (1.64%) SCCM
Vendors
1 46 (75.41%) Cisco
2 32 (52.46%) Microsoft
3 28 (45.90%) VMware
4 12 (19.67%) Juniper
5 9 (14.75%) F5
6 7 (11.48%) HP
7 6 (9.84%) Nokia
8 5 (8.20%) SolarWinds
9 3 (4.92%) Oracle
9 3 (4.92%) Citrix
10 2 (3.28%) NetApp
10 2 (3.28%) Blue Coat
11 1 (1.64%) Sourcefire
11 1 (1.64%) Red Hat
11 1 (1.64%) Remedy
11 1 (1.64%) McAfee
11 1 (1.64%) Sophos
11 1 (1.64%) Websense
11 1 (1.64%) BMC
11 1 (1.64%) CA
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