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 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
CheckPoint
Rank 81 107 118
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +11
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 54 37 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.84% 1.20% 1.06%
As % of the Vendors category 4.54% 3.03% 2.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 30 27
Average daily rate £375 £313 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £275 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £40.00 £28.94
% change year-on-year
-11.25% +38.22%
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
1190 1220 1367
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 40.61% 39.42% 42.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 757 689 827
Average daily rate £363 £360 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 96 82
Average hourly rate £23.50 £20.19 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.42% +34.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.12 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.24 £41.00 £37.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 30 April 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 30 April 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 0 18 £355 +18.33% 3
Wiltshire +3 17 £375 +13.63% 5
Dorset - 12 £280 - 3
Gloucestershire +2 1 - - 2
Somerset - 1 - - 2
CheckPoint
England

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 78 (84.78%) Cisco
2 64 (69.57%) Firewall
3 43 (46.74%) Cisco ASA
4 39 (42.39%) Cisco Certification
5 33 (35.87%) Nokia
6 32 (34.78%) Security Cleared
7 31 (33.70%) CCNP
8 28 (30.43%) LAN
8 28 (30.43%) WAN
9 27 (29.35%) VPN
9 27 (29.35%) Network Security
10 26 (28.26%) SC Cleared
11 24 (26.09%) Data Centre
11 24 (26.09%) Wireless
12 23 (25.00%) Finance
13 21 (22.83%) F5
14 20 (21.74%) SLA
14 20 (21.74%) Juniper
15 19 (20.65%) ITIL
16 18 (19.57%) Service Delivery
17 17 (18.48%) VoIP
17 17 (18.48%) Fortinet
18 14 (15.22%) Demand Management
19 12 (13.04%) CCNA
19 12 (13.04%) Cisco Nexus
20 10 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
20 10 (10.87%) MPLS
20 10 (10.87%) TCP/IP
21 9 (9.78%) BGP
21 9 (9.78%) CA

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 5 (5.43%) Skype for Business
2 3 (3.26%) MQSeries
3 1 (1.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (5.43%) MS Office
2 3 (3.26%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.09%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 64 (69.57%) Firewall
2 43 (46.74%) Cisco ASA
3 28 (30.43%) LAN
3 28 (30.43%) WAN
4 27 (29.35%) Network Security
4 27 (29.35%) VPN
5 24 (26.09%) Wireless
6 17 (18.48%) VoIP
7 12 (13.04%) Cisco Nexus
8 10 (10.87%) MPLS
8 10 (10.87%) TCP/IP
9 9 (9.78%) BGP
9 9 (9.78%) FWSM
10 8 (8.70%) IPsec
11 5 (5.43%) Cisco IPT
11 5 (5.43%) DNS
11 5 (5.43%) IP Telephony
11 5 (5.43%) Unified Communications
12 4 (4.35%) Junos
12 4 (4.35%) PuTTY
General
1 23 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (1.09%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 43 (46.74%) Network Engineer
2 23 (25.00%) Analyst
3 19 (20.65%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 18 (19.57%) Network Analyst
5 15 (16.30%) Field Engineer
5 15 (16.30%) Network Field Engineer
6 14 (15.22%) Cisco Analyst
6 14 (15.22%) Cisco Network Analyst
7 13 (14.13%) Check Point Analyst
7 13 (14.13%) Cisco Security Analyst
7 13 (14.13%) Firewall Analyst
7 13 (14.13%) Network Security Analyst
7 13 (14.13%) Security Analyst
8 8 (8.70%) Cisco Engineer
8 8 (8.70%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 8 (8.70%) Network Support
9 6 (6.52%) Firewall Engineer
9 6 (6.52%) Programme Manager
10 5 (5.43%) Network Security Engineer
10 5 (5.43%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.26%) J2EE
2 2 (2.17%) OCX
3 1 (1.09%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (26.09%) Data Centre
2 10 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.52%) Fat Client
3 6 (6.52%) Thin Client
4 4 (4.35%) Computer Science
4 4 (4.35%) PKI
5 3 (3.26%) iPad
6 2 (2.17%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.17%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.09%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.70%) Windows
2 7 (7.61%) Linux
2 7 (7.61%) Windows 7
3 5 (5.43%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (5.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (4.35%) Windows XP
5 3 (3.26%) Unix
5 3 (3.26%) Windows 10
5 3 (3.26%) Windows 8
5 3 (3.26%) Windows Server
5 3 (3.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.09%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (20.65%) ITIL
2 18 (19.57%) Service Delivery
3 14 (15.22%) Demand Management
4 9 (9.78%) Change Control
5 8 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (6.52%) Dependency Management
6 6 (6.52%) PRINCE
6 6 (6.52%) PRINCE2
6 6 (6.52%) Product Management
6 6 (6.52%) Risk Management
7 5 (5.43%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (5.43%) Network Management
7 5 (5.43%) Programme Management
7 5 (5.43%) Project Management
8 4 (4.35%) Load Balancing
8 4 (4.35%) Network Monitoring
8 4 (4.35%) Security Hardening
8 4 (4.35%) Workflow
9 3 (3.26%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (3.26%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.26%) Java
1 3 (3.26%) Perl
1 3 (3.26%) PowerShell
1 3 (3.26%) Python
1 3 (3.26%) Shell Script
1 3 (3.26%) SQL
1 3 (3.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 39 (42.39%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (34.78%) Security Cleared
3 31 (33.70%) CCNP
4 26 (28.26%) SC Cleared
5 12 (13.04%) CCNA
6 5 (5.43%) CCIE
6 5 (5.43%) CCSA
6 5 (5.43%) Degree
7 4 (4.35%) CCSE
7 4 (4.35%) Check Point Certification
8 3 (3.26%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (3.26%) JNCIA
8 3 (3.26%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.09%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (1.09%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.09%) HND
9 1 (1.09%) MCSE
9 1 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (21.74%) SLA
2 2 (2.17%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 8 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (7.61%) Active Directory
3 5 (5.43%) VMware ESX
3 5 (5.43%) XenApp
3 5 (5.43%) XenDesktop
4 3 (3.26%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.26%) Samba
5 2 (2.17%) BitLocker
5 2 (2.17%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.09%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (5.43%) CiscoWorks
1 5 (5.43%) SCCM
2 3 (3.26%) Nagios
2 3 (3.26%) Puppet
3 2 (2.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (1.09%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 78 (84.78%) Cisco
2 33 (35.87%) Nokia
3 21 (22.83%) F5
4 20 (21.74%) Juniper
5 17 (18.48%) Fortinet
6 9 (9.78%) CA
6 9 (9.78%) Microsoft
6 9 (9.78%) SolarWinds
7 8 (8.70%) Palo Alto
7 8 (8.70%) VMware
8 6 (6.52%) HP
8 6 (6.52%) IronPort
9 5 (5.43%) AppSense
9 5 (5.43%) IBM
9 5 (5.43%) Wyse
10 3 (3.26%) Dell
10 3 (3.26%) Intel Security
10 3 (3.26%) NetApp
10 3 (3.26%) Oracle
10 3 (3.26%) Red Hat
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