The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of CheckPoint products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Suffolk region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CheckPoint over the 3 months to 31 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CheckPoint
Rank 18 29 36
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +7
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 11 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 5.45% 5.09% 0.77%
As % of the Vendors category 13.92% 12.22% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 2
Average daily rate
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£375 £281 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -26.47%
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £27.38
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +2.28%
CheckPoint
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Suffolk region.

Vendors Category
Suffolk
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
79 90 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 39.11% 41.67% 47.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 54 70
Average daily rate £400 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £215 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £445 £454
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 17 8
Average hourly rate £18.50 £24.35 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.02% +13.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.00 £15.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £42.00 £160.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%

CheckPoint
Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CheckPoint across the Suffolk region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

CheckPoint Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

CheckPoint
Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing CheckPoint across the Suffolk region.

CheckPoint Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

CheckPoint
Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing CheckPoint across the Suffolk region.

CheckPoint Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

CheckPoint
Contract Job Locations in Suffolk

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CheckPoint within the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 31 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
Ipswich +13 11 £375 +66.66%
Bury St Edmunds - - - - 1
CheckPoint
East of England

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk 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 13 (76.47%) Network Security
2 11 (64.71%) Check Point Certification
3 10 (58.82%) Information Security
3 10 (58.82%) Penetration Testing
4 9 (52.94%) Cisco
5 7 (41.18%) Windows
6 4 (23.53%) .NET
6 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
6 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (17.65%) CCSE
7 3 (17.65%) Firewall
7 3 (17.65%) Wireless
7 3 (17.65%) IPsec
7 3 (17.65%) Migration
7 3 (17.65%) CCSA
7 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
7 3 (17.65%) SharePoint
7 3 (17.65%) MS Exchange
7 3 (17.65%) LAN
7 3 (17.65%) WAN
7 3 (17.65%) TCP/IP
7 3 (17.65%) VPN
7 3 (17.65%) SSL
7 3 (17.65%) Security Testing
7 3 (17.65%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (17.65%) SQL
7 3 (17.65%) Sourcefire
7 3 (17.65%) PKI
7 3 (17.65%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (17.65%) SSH

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk 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 3 (17.65%) SharePoint
1 3 (17.65%) MS Exchange
1 3 (17.65%) SharePoint 2010
1 3 (17.65%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 13 (76.47%) Network Security
2 3 (17.65%) LAN
2 3 (17.65%) WAN
2 3 (17.65%) TCP/IP
2 3 (17.65%) VPN
2 3 (17.65%) SSL
2 3 (17.65%) Firewall
2 3 (17.65%) Wireless
2 3 (17.65%) IPsec
2 3 (17.65%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Job Titles
1 11 (64.71%) Security Specialist
2 10 (58.82%) Testing Specialist
3 3 (17.65%) Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Security Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Network Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Network Specialist
4 2 (11.76%) Network Security Specialist
4 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Developer
4 2 (11.76%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Agile .NET Developer
5 1 (5.88%) CRM Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Security Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Tester
5 1 (5.88%) SharePoint Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) .NET Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Implementation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) .NET
2 1 (5.88%) SOAP
2 1 (5.88%) Web Services
2 1 (5.88%) XML
2 1 (5.88%) WCF
2 1 (5.88%) Silverlight
2 1 (5.88%) Reactive Extensions
2 1 (5.88%) Managed Extensibility Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 7 (41.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Information Security
1 10 (58.82%) Penetration Testing
2 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (17.65%) Security Testing
3 3 (17.65%) Data Migration
3 3 (17.65%) Migration
4 2 (11.76%) CRM
5 1 (5.88%) Workflow
5 1 (5.88%) MVVM
5 1 (5.88%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) C#
2 1 (5.88%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (64.71%) Check Point Certification
2 3 (17.65%) CCSA
2 3 (17.65%) CCSE
3 2 (11.76%) Degree
4 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) Cisco
2 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 3 (17.65%) Sourcefire