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 2 September 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.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Check Point Certification
Rank 578 573 579
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +6
Contract jobs citing Check Point Certification 33 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.058% 0.019% 0.016%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.31% 0.11% 0.089%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 1 2
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£350 £260 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -18.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £260 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £260 £352
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £260 £318
% change year-on-year
+29.80% -18.11%
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
10631 9324 10121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.83% 17.44% 17.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 6028 5114 5218
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £538 £514
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 455 486 628
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Check Point Certification within the UK over the 3 months to 2 September 2014.

Check Point Certification Daily Rate Histogram 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 22 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 2 September 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
England +7 29 £350 +34.61% 3
South East +2 11 £253 -2.88%
Berkshire +14 9 £253 -
East of England - 7 £375 - 1
West Midlands - 5 £300 -
Suffolk - 4 £375 - 1
Birmingham - 4 £315 -
Ipswich - 4 £375 - 1
London +18 3 £400 - 1
Bedfordshire - 3 £269 -
Reading +10 2 £255 -
Bedford - 2 £300 -
City of London - 1 £450 -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Fareham - - - -
Guernsey - - - -
Channel Islands - - - -

Check Point Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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 52 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 45 (86.54%) Firewall
3 36 (69.23%) Cisco
4 34 (65.38%) Cisco Certification
5 32 (61.54%) Juniper
6 27 (51.92%) VPN
7 24 (46.15%) CCNP
7 24 (46.15%) OSPF
8 23 (44.23%) CCSA
9 22 (42.31%) Network Management
9 22 (42.31%) CCIE
9 22 (42.31%) CCDP
10 21 (40.38%) BGP
10 21 (40.38%) CISSP
11 20 (38.46%) IPsec
11 20 (38.46%) Cisco ASA
11 20 (38.46%) Cisco PIX
12 19 (36.54%) Network Security
12 19 (36.54%) SNMP
13 18 (34.62%) CCSP
13 18 (34.62%) VoIP
14 17 (32.69%) MPLS
15 16 (30.77%) PCI DSS
16 15 (28.85%) F5
16 15 (28.85%) FWSM
17 14 (26.92%) Cisco Nexus
17 14 (26.92%) Risk Assessment
18 13 (25.00%) Blue Coat
18 13 (25.00%) FortiGate
19 12 (23.08%) BIG-IP

Check Point Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 12 (23.08%) Apache
Applications
1 6 (11.54%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.92%) S-PLUS
2 1 (1.92%) MS Office
2 1 (1.92%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 45 (86.54%) Firewall
2 27 (51.92%) VPN
3 24 (46.15%) OSPF
4 21 (40.38%) BGP
5 20 (38.46%) IPsec
5 20 (38.46%) Cisco PIX
5 20 (38.46%) Cisco ASA
6 19 (36.54%) Network Security
6 19 (36.54%) SNMP
7 18 (34.62%) VoIP
8 17 (32.69%) MPLS
9 15 (28.85%) FWSM
10 14 (26.92%) Cisco Nexus
11 12 (23.08%) BIG-IP
12 9 (17.31%) WAN
12 9 (17.31%) LAN
13 8 (15.38%) DNS
14 5 (9.62%) Internet
14 5 (9.62%) Junos
15 4 (7.69%) TCP/IP
General
1 5 (9.62%) Finance
2 4 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.92%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 19 (36.54%) Security Engineer
2 13 (25.00%) IP Engineer
3 12 (23.08%) Design Engineer
4 11 (21.15%) Network Engineer
4 11 (21.15%) Network Security Engineer
5 7 (13.46%) Firewall Engineer
6 6 (11.54%) Senior Security Engineer
6 6 (11.54%) Consultant
7 5 (9.62%) Security Consultant
8 4 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (7.69%) Network Consultant
8 4 (7.69%) Trainer
8 4 (7.69%) Support Engineer
8 4 (7.69%) Senior IP Engineer
8 4 (7.69%) Senior Design Engineer
9 3 (5.77%) 3rd Line Support
9 3 (5.77%) IP Network Engineer
9 3 (5.77%) Network Design Engineer
9 3 (5.77%) Security Specialist
9 3 (5.77%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.92%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.69%) Clustering
2 2 (3.85%) PKI
3 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.92%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.77%) UNIX
1 3 (5.77%) Windows
1 3 (5.77%) Solaris
1 3 (5.77%) Linux
2 1 (1.92%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (42.31%) Network Management
2 14 (26.92%) Risk Assessment
3 11 (21.15%) Load Balancing
4 9 (17.31%) Mentoring
5 5 (9.62%) Demand Forecasting
6 4 (7.69%) Change Control
7 3 (5.77%) Low Latency
7 3 (5.77%) Ultra-Low Latency
7 3 (5.77%) E-Commerce
8 2 (3.85%) Validation
8 2 (3.85%) Information Security
8 2 (3.85%) Network Design
8 2 (3.85%) Penetration Testing
8 2 (3.85%) Security Testing
9 1 (1.92%) Network Architecture
9 1 (1.92%) Capacity Management
9 1 (1.92%) ITIL
9 1 (1.92%) eTOM
9 1 (1.92%) Migration
9 1 (1.92%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.69%) Perl
1 4 (7.69%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 34 (65.38%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (46.15%) CCNP
3 23 (44.23%) CCSA
4 22 (42.31%) CCIE
4 22 (42.31%) CCDP
5 21 (40.38%) CISSP
6 18 (34.62%) CCSP
7 11 (21.15%) CCSE
8 6 (11.54%) Security Cleared
9 4 (7.69%) SC Cleared
10 2 (3.85%) Degree
10 2 (3.85%) CCNA
11 1 (1.92%) CCDA
11 1 (1.92%) CCIP
11 1 (1.92%) BC Cleared
11 1 (1.92%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (30.77%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.85%) ISO 9001
2 2 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (5.77%) Forefront TMG
2 1 (1.92%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.92%) ProxySG
2 1 (1.92%) Snort
Systems Management
1 13 (25.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 52 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 36 (69.23%) Cisco
3 32 (61.54%) Juniper
4 15 (28.85%) F5
5 13 (25.00%) Blue Coat
6 8 (15.38%) Nokia
7 7 (13.46%) Radware
7 7 (13.46%) Redback
8 4 (7.69%) Ericsson
8 4 (7.69%) Microsoft
9 3 (5.77%) Sourcefire
9 3 (5.77%) Fortinet
9 3 (5.77%) WatchGuard
9 3 (5.77%) Kaspersky
10 1 (1.92%) Tufin
10 1 (1.92%) Huawei
10 1 (1.92%) AlgoSec
10 1 (1.92%) Sun
10 1 (1.92%) HP
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