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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Check Point Certification
Rank 585 570 548
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -22
Contract jobs citing Check Point Certification 10 12 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.023% 0.018%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.088% 0.13% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 2
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£375 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -4.41%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £255 £340
% change year-on-year
+47.05% -25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £28.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £28.00 -

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
11359 9174 8886
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.59% 17.78% 17.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 6585 5107 4657
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 548 395 612
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £22.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -21.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -26.31%

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 20 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 19 December 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 -32 8 £375 +15.38% 2
East of England - 5 £375 - 1
London +13 3 - - 1
Maidstone - - - -
Reading - - - -
West Malling - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - - 1
Berkshire - - - -
Devon - - - -
Kent - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
South East - - - -
South West - - - -
Bedford - - - - 1
Chippenham - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Exeter - - - -
Leeds - - - -

Check Point Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 45 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 33 (73.33%) Cisco
3 32 (71.11%) Firewall
4 24 (53.33%) Cisco Certification
4 24 (53.33%) Juniper
5 22 (48.89%) VPN
6 21 (46.67%) CCSA
6 21 (46.67%) Network Security
7 15 (33.33%) BGP
8 14 (31.11%) OSPF
8 14 (31.11%) CCNP
9 12 (26.67%) CCDP
9 12 (26.67%) CCSP
9 12 (26.67%) IPsec
9 12 (26.67%) Load Balancing
10 11 (24.44%) Cisco ASA
10 11 (24.44%) Risk Assessment
11 10 (22.22%) CCIE
11 10 (22.22%) Cisco PIX
11 10 (22.22%) Network Management
11 10 (22.22%) FWSM
12 9 (20.00%) Blue Coat
12 9 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
12 9 (20.00%) Information Security
12 9 (20.00%) CISSP
12 9 (20.00%) MPLS
13 8 (17.78%) Nokia
13 8 (17.78%) SNMP
13 8 (17.78%) PCI DSS
13 8 (17.78%) CCSE

Check Point Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 1 (2.22%) Apache
Applications
1 6 (13.33%) MS Visio
2 2 (4.44%) S-PLUS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (71.11%) Firewall
2 22 (48.89%) VPN
3 21 (46.67%) Network Security
4 15 (33.33%) BGP
5 14 (31.11%) OSPF
6 12 (26.67%) IPsec
7 11 (24.44%) Cisco ASA
8 10 (22.22%) Cisco PIX
8 10 (22.22%) FWSM
9 9 (20.00%) MPLS
10 8 (17.78%) SNMP
11 7 (15.56%) VoIP
11 7 (15.56%) WAN
11 7 (15.56%) LAN
12 5 (11.11%) Junos
12 5 (11.11%) Internet
13 4 (8.89%) Extranet
13 4 (8.89%) TCP/IP
14 3 (6.67%) SSL
15 2 (4.44%) Wireless
General
1 6 (13.33%) Finance
2 3 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.22%) Spanish Language
3 1 (2.22%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (26.67%) Security Engineer
2 10 (22.22%) Security Specialist
3 9 (20.00%) Firewall Engineer
3 9 (20.00%) Testing Specialist
4 6 (13.33%) Network Engineer
4 6 (13.33%) Network Security Engineer
4 6 (13.33%) IT Security Engineer
5 5 (11.11%) IP Engineer
6 4 (8.89%) Design Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (6.67%) Analyst
8 2 (4.44%) Network Analyst
8 2 (4.44%) 2nd Line Support
8 2 (4.44%) Network Support
9 1 (2.22%) Firewall Support
9 1 (2.22%) Network Specialist
9 1 (2.22%) Senior Security Engineer
9 1 (2.22%) Network Security Specialist
9 1 (2.22%) Senior Network Security Engineer
9 1 (2.22%) Security Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.22%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) Clustering
2 2 (4.44%) PKI
3 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.89%) UNIX
1 4 (8.89%) Solaris
1 4 (8.89%) Linux
2 2 (4.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (26.67%) Load Balancing
2 11 (24.44%) Risk Assessment
3 10 (22.22%) Network Management
4 9 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
4 9 (20.00%) Information Security
5 4 (8.89%) E-Commerce
5 4 (8.89%) Low Latency
5 4 (8.89%) Ultra-Low Latency
6 3 (6.67%) Security Testing
6 3 (6.67%) Change Control
7 2 (4.44%) Migration
7 2 (4.44%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (4.44%) Mentoring
7 2 (4.44%) Network Load Balancing
8 1 (2.22%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (2.22%) Demand Forecasting
8 1 (2.22%) Network Architecture
8 1 (2.22%) Service Management
8 1 (2.22%) ITSM
8 1 (2.22%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.11%) Perl
1 5 (11.11%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 24 (53.33%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (46.67%) CCSA
3 14 (31.11%) CCNP
4 12 (26.67%) CCDP
4 12 (26.67%) CCSP
5 10 (22.22%) CCIE
6 9 (20.00%) CISSP
7 8 (17.78%) CCSE
8 5 (11.11%) Security Cleared
9 4 (8.89%) SC Cleared
10 3 (6.67%) CCNA
11 2 (4.44%) CCVP
12 1 (2.22%) Degree
12 1 (2.22%) BC Cleared
12 1 (2.22%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (17.78%) PCI DSS
2 4 (8.89%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (13.33%) Forefront TMG
2 1 (2.22%) ProxySG
2 1 (2.22%) Snort
Systems Management
1 2 (4.44%) CiscoWorks
1 2 (4.44%) SolarWinds Orion
1 2 (4.44%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 45 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 33 (73.33%) Cisco
3 24 (53.33%) Juniper
4 9 (20.00%) Blue Coat
5 8 (17.78%) Nokia
6 7 (15.56%) Redback
6 7 (15.56%) Radware
7 3 (6.67%) Sourcefire
7 3 (6.67%) F5
8 2 (4.44%) Microsoft
8 2 (4.44%) SolarWinds
8 2 (4.44%) Fortinet
9 1 (2.22%) Huawei
9 1 (2.22%) Ericsson
9 1 (2.22%) Sun
9 1 (2.22%) HP