The table below looks at the statistics for Check Point Certification in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Check Point Certification over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Check Point Certification
Rank 593 568 531
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -37
Contract jobs citing Check Point Certification 6 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.004% 0.020%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.057% 0.020% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate
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- £200 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £200 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10555 10047 8332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.67% 19.35% 18.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 6006 5532 4420
Average daily rate £395 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £220 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £530 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 472 509 477
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

Check Point Certification
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Check Point Certification within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Check Point Certification Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Check Point Certification
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Check Point Certification within the UK.

Check Point Certification Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Check Point Certification
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Check Point Certification within the UK.

Check Point Certification Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Check Point Certification
Top 17 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Check Point Certification within the UK over the 3 months to 27 March 2015. 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
England -5 6 - - 6
South East -27 5 - - 1
Berkshire - 5 - - 1
Reading - 4 - - 1
East of England - 1 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - - 2
South Yorkshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 3
Sheffield - - - -
York - - - - 1
Bedfordshire - - - - 1
Bedford - - - - 1
High Wycombe - - - -
Leeds - - - -
London - - - -

Check Point Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Check Point Certification 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 Check Point Certification.

1 12 (100.00%) Cisco
1 12 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 9 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (75.00%) Firewall
3 8 (66.67%) VPN
3 8 (66.67%) OSPF
4 7 (58.33%) CCSP
4 7 (58.33%) Cisco PIX
4 7 (58.33%) Cisco ASA
4 7 (58.33%) FWSM
5 6 (50.00%) Load Balancing
5 6 (50.00%) Risk Assessment
5 6 (50.00%) Juniper
6 5 (41.67%) Nokia
6 5 (41.67%) CISSP
6 5 (41.67%) CCDP
6 5 (41.67%) Radware
6 5 (41.67%) CCIE
6 5 (41.67%) VoIP
6 5 (41.67%) SNMP
6 5 (41.67%) Linux
6 5 (41.67%) IPsec
6 5 (41.67%) Redback
6 5 (41.67%) PCI DSS
6 5 (41.67%) Network Management
7 4 (33.33%) Reverse Engineering
7 4 (33.33%) VLAN
7 4 (33.33%) Network Security
7 4 (33.33%) Telecoms
7 4 (33.33%) RIP

Check Point Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Check Point Certification 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 Check Point Certification. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 9 (75.00%) Firewall
2 8 (66.67%) OSPF
2 8 (66.67%) VPN
3 7 (58.33%) Cisco ASA
3 7 (58.33%) FWSM
3 7 (58.33%) Cisco PIX
4 5 (41.67%) SNMP
4 5 (41.67%) IPsec
4 5 (41.67%) VoIP
5 4 (33.33%) RIP
5 4 (33.33%) VLAN
5 4 (33.33%) BGP
5 4 (33.33%) Network Security
6 2 (16.67%) EIGRP
7 1 (8.33%) NetScaler
7 1 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (8.33%) LAN
7 1 (8.33%) WAN
7 1 (8.33%) Internet
7 1 (8.33%) Extranet
General
1 4 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Design Engineer
1 5 (41.67%) IP Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Testing Specialist
2 3 (25.00%) Security Specialist
3 2 (16.67%) Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Network Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Network Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Security Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) IP Network Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Network Design Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Firewall Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) UNIX
2 1 (8.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Risk Assessment
1 6 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 5 (41.67%) Network Management
3 4 (33.33%) Reverse Engineering
4 3 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Information Security
5 2 (16.67%) Network Load Balancing
5 2 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (8.33%) Security Architecture
6 1 (8.33%) Low Latency
6 1 (8.33%) Ultra-Low Latency
6 1 (8.33%) ITIL
6 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
6 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (8.33%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) Perl
1 1 (8.33%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 9 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (58.33%) CCSP
3 5 (41.67%) CCDP
3 5 (41.67%) CISSP
3 5 (41.67%) CCIE
4 4 (33.33%) CCNP
5 2 (16.67%) CCSA
5 2 (16.67%) CCVP
6 1 (8.33%) CCSE
6 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
6 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
6 1 (8.33%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (41.67%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) CiscoWorks
1 2 (16.67%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (8.33%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) Cisco
1 12 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 6 (50.00%) Juniper
3 5 (41.67%) Nokia
3 5 (41.67%) Radware
3 5 (41.67%) Redback
4 2 (16.67%) SolarWinds
4 2 (16.67%) F5
5 1 (8.33%) Blue Coat
5 1 (8.33%) Fortinet
5 1 (8.33%) Riverbed
5 1 (8.33%) Citrix
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