The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the South West region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CheckPoint
Rank 111 107 133
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +26
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 33 16 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.00% 0.69% 0.39%
As % of the Vendors category 2.25% 1.54% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 13 10
Average daily rate £350 £300 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -29.41%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £338
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -8.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.25 £19.63 £31.25
% change year-on-year
+54.14% -37.20%
Vendors Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1465 1038 1565
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 44.23% 44.63% 43.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 869 593 878
Average daily rate £363 £364 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.34% -9.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £228 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 56 124
Average hourly rate £18.00 £13.95 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% -44.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £41.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
CheckPoint
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Gloucestershire +15 13 £450 - 1
Devon -3 6 £175 +6.06% 1
Wiltshire -14 6 £363 +13.99% 2
Bristol -16 5 £300 -7.69%
Dorset -3 3 £360 +20.00%
Somerset - - - -
CheckPoint
England

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (89.83%) Firewall
2 51 (86.44%) Cisco
3 33 (55.93%) Windows
4 25 (42.37%) VMware
5 22 (37.29%) Microsoft
5 22 (37.29%) Cisco ASA
6 20 (33.90%) ITIL
7 19 (32.20%) Cisco PIX
8 17 (28.81%) Network Security
8 17 (28.81%) Juniper
9 16 (27.12%) Linux
10 15 (25.42%) OSPF
10 15 (25.42%) BGP
11 14 (23.73%) Cisco IOS
11 14 (23.73%) MS Excel
11 14 (23.73%) Junos
12 13 (22.03%) VMware Infrastructure
12 13 (22.03%) SharePoint
12 13 (22.03%) Solaris
12 13 (22.03%) PRINCE2
12 13 (22.03%) SLA
12 13 (22.03%) Thin Client
12 13 (22.03%) ITIL Certification
12 13 (22.03%) Fat Client
12 13 (22.03%) Load Balancing
13 12 (20.34%) Cisco Certification
14 11 (18.64%) TCP/IP
15 10 (16.95%) CCNP
15 10 (16.95%) F5
16 9 (15.25%) VPN

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 13 (22.03%) SharePoint
2 5 (8.47%) MS Exchange
3 4 (6.78%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (3.39%) Lync
5 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.69%) Apache
Applications
1 14 (23.73%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 53 (89.83%) Firewall
2 22 (37.29%) Cisco ASA
3 19 (32.20%) Cisco PIX
4 17 (28.81%) Network Security
5 15 (25.42%) OSPF
5 15 (25.42%) BGP
6 14 (23.73%) Cisco IOS
6 14 (23.73%) Junos
7 11 (18.64%) TCP/IP
8 9 (15.25%) VPN
9 7 (11.86%) WAN
10 6 (10.17%) Internet
11 5 (8.47%) IPsec
12 4 (6.78%) IPv4
12 4 (6.78%) MPLS
12 4 (6.78%) SAN
12 4 (6.78%) ICMP
12 4 (6.78%) Wireless
13 2 (3.39%) DNS
13 2 (3.39%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (6.78%) Finance
2 1 (1.69%) Local Government
2 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (37.29%) Network Engineer
2 19 (32.20%) Security Engineer
3 15 (25.42%) Network Security Engineer
3 15 (25.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 10 (16.95%) Analyst
5 9 (15.25%) Firewall Engineer
6 7 (11.86%) Security Analyst
7 4 (6.78%) Administrator
8 3 (5.08%) IT Security Analyst
8 3 (5.08%) Firewall Analyst
8 3 (5.08%) Cisco Engineer
8 3 (5.08%) Network Analyst
8 3 (5.08%) Linux Administrator
9 2 (3.39%) Architect
9 2 (3.39%) Consultant
9 2 (3.39%) UNIX Administrator
9 2 (3.39%) Network Architect
9 2 (3.39%) Design Engineer
9 2 (3.39%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 1 (1.69%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 13 (22.03%) Thin Client
1 13 (22.03%) Fat Client
2 4 (6.78%) PKI
2 4 (6.78%) Cryptography
3 3 (5.08%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 33 (55.93%) Windows
2 16 (27.12%) Linux
3 13 (22.03%) Solaris
4 4 (6.78%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (5.08%) UNIX
6 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (33.90%) ITIL
2 13 (22.03%) PRINCE2
2 13 (22.03%) Load Balancing
3 6 (10.17%) Incident Management
4 4 (6.78%) Project Management
4 4 (6.78%) Network Design
4 4 (6.78%) Network Management
5 3 (5.08%) Security Architecture
5 3 (5.08%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 3 (5.08%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (5.08%) Security Testing
5 3 (5.08%) Risk Management
6 2 (3.39%) Information Security
6 2 (3.39%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (1.69%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (1.69%) Change Control
7 1 (1.69%) Network Planning
7 1 (1.69%) Network Load Balancing
7 1 (1.69%) ITSM
7 1 (1.69%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.39%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (22.03%) ITIL Certification
2 12 (20.34%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (16.95%) CCNP
4 7 (11.86%) CCNA
5 5 (8.47%) Security Cleared
6 4 (6.78%) SC Cleared
7 3 (5.08%) JNCIS
7 3 (5.08%) Check Point Certification
7 3 (5.08%) CCIE
8 2 (3.39%) CCSP
8 2 (3.39%) CCDP
9 1 (1.69%) CCDE
9 1 (1.69%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (22.03%) SLA
2 1 (1.69%) GPG13
2 1 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.69%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (22.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (10.17%) UAG
3 4 (6.78%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.39%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (1.69%) Snort
5 1 (1.69%) Squid
5 1 (1.69%) VMware Server
5 1 (1.69%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.69%) ProxySG
Vendors
1 51 (86.44%) Cisco
2 25 (42.37%) VMware
3 22 (37.29%) Microsoft
4 17 (28.81%) Juniper
5 10 (16.95%) F5
6 5 (8.47%) Oracle
7 4 (6.78%) IBM
7 4 (6.78%) Symantec
7 4 (6.78%) HP
7 4 (6.78%) Sophos
8 3 (5.08%) SolarWinds
8 3 (5.08%) AlgoSec
8 3 (5.08%) Blue Coat
8 3 (5.08%) Red Hat
9 2 (3.39%) Nokia
9 2 (3.39%) Nortel
9 2 (3.39%) Avaya
9 2 (3.39%) Websense
9 2 (3.39%) Sourcefire
10 1 (1.69%) IronPort
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