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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Check Point Certification
Rank 605 584 577
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -7
Contract jobs citing Check Point Certification 20 32 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.034% 0.058% 0.021%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.18% 0.31% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 18 1
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£350 £338 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +29.80%
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £338 £260
% change year-on-year
-1.48% +29.80%
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
11120 10486 9247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.98% 18.86% 17.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 6676 5963 5076
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 527 434 478
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.50 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

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 28 August 2015.

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 15 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 28 August 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 -20 20 £350 +3.70% 2
London +25 9 £450 +16.12%
South East -24 6 £350 +38.61% 1
East Midlands -5 3 £275 -35.29%
Crawley - 3 £350 -
Derbyshire - 3 £275 -
West Sussex - 3 £350 -
City of London +5 2 £475 +5.55%
Birmingham +4 2 £278 -11.90%
West Midlands -3 2 £278 -7.50%
West Malling - 2 - -
Kent - 2 - -
Reading -9 1 £325 +27.45% 1
Berkshire -12 1 £325 +28.71% 1
Chesterfield - 1 - -

Check Point Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 38 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 37 (97.37%) Firewall
3 34 (89.47%) Cisco
4 29 (76.32%) CCSA
5 24 (63.16%) Cisco Certification
6 22 (57.89%) Juniper
7 20 (52.63%) CCNP
8 19 (50.00%) VPN
9 17 (44.74%) CCSE
10 15 (39.47%) Network Security
11 14 (36.84%) Cisco ASA
12 13 (34.21%) LAN
13 12 (31.58%) DNS
14 10 (26.32%) CCNA
14 10 (26.32%) ITIL
14 10 (26.32%) Linux
14 10 (26.32%) OSPF
14 10 (26.32%) BGP
15 9 (23.68%) Internet
15 9 (23.68%) UNIX
15 9 (23.68%) Windows
15 9 (23.68%) Load Balancing
15 9 (23.68%) Junos
16 8 (21.05%) F5
16 8 (21.05%) Cisco IOS
17 7 (18.42%) Network Design
17 7 (18.42%) Snort
17 7 (18.42%) DHCP
18 6 (15.79%) WAN
18 6 (15.79%) TCP/IP

Check Point Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 5 (13.16%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 37 (97.37%) Firewall
2 19 (50.00%) VPN
3 15 (39.47%) Network Security
4 14 (36.84%) Cisco ASA
5 13 (34.21%) LAN
6 12 (31.58%) DNS
7 10 (26.32%) OSPF
7 10 (26.32%) BGP
8 9 (23.68%) Internet
8 9 (23.68%) Junos
9 8 (21.05%) Cisco IOS
10 7 (18.42%) DHCP
11 6 (15.79%) WAN
11 6 (15.79%) SSL
11 6 (15.79%) TCP/IP
11 6 (15.79%) Wireless
11 6 (15.79%) IPsec
12 5 (13.16%) Intrusion Detection
12 5 (13.16%) DSL
12 5 (13.16%) Cisco Nexus
Development Applications
1 1 (2.63%) GCC
General
1 3 (7.89%) Banking
2 2 (5.26%) Investment Banking
2 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.26%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.63%) Law
3 1 (2.63%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 9 (23.68%) Network Engineer
2 8 (21.05%) Firewall Engineer
3 6 (15.79%) Security Engineer
4 5 (13.16%) Network Security Engineer
4 5 (13.16%) Network Specialist
4 5 (13.16%) Security Manager
5 4 (10.53%) IT Security Manager
5 4 (10.53%) Analyst
5 4 (10.53%) Network Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Support Specialist
6 3 (7.89%) Senior Network Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) Cisco Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) Network Support
6 3 (7.89%) Network Support Specialist
6 3 (7.89%) Firewall Specialist
6 3 (7.89%) Firewall Support
7 2 (5.26%) Senior Network Security Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Senior Security Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Cisco Security Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.53%) .NET
2 1 (2.63%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) Clustering
2 5 (13.16%) PKI
2 5 (13.16%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (26.32%) Linux
2 9 (23.68%) UNIX
2 9 (23.68%) Windows
3 4 (10.53%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (26.32%) ITIL
2 9 (23.68%) Load Balancing
3 7 (18.42%) Network Design
4 5 (13.16%) Business Continuity
4 5 (13.16%) Risk Assessment
4 5 (13.16%) PRINCE2
4 5 (13.16%) BCP
4 5 (13.16%) ITIL V2
4 5 (13.16%) Cyber Security
4 5 (13.16%) Technical Architecture
5 4 (10.53%) Malware Detection\Protection
5 4 (10.53%) Business Continuity Planning
5 4 (10.53%) Service Delivery
5 4 (10.53%) Data Security
5 4 (10.53%) Security Management
6 3 (7.89%) Migration
6 3 (7.89%) E-Commerce
6 3 (7.89%) Performance Management
6 3 (7.89%) Low Latency
6 3 (7.89%) Ultra-Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.89%) Perl
2 2 (5.26%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 29 (76.32%) CCSA
2 24 (63.16%) Cisco Certification
3 20 (52.63%) CCNP
4 17 (44.74%) CCSE
5 10 (26.32%) CCNA
6 5 (13.16%) CCSP
7 4 (10.53%) Degree
7 4 (10.53%) SC Cleared
7 4 (10.53%) Security Cleared
8 3 (7.89%) CCENT
9 2 (5.26%) CCIE
9 2 (5.26%) JNCIA
9 2 (5.26%) JNCIS
10 1 (2.63%) CCDP
10 1 (2.63%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) SLA
1 1 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.63%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (18.42%) Snort
2 5 (13.16%) Squid
3 4 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (10.53%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 38 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 34 (89.47%) Cisco
3 22 (57.89%) Juniper
4 8 (21.05%) F5
5 6 (15.79%) Blue Coat
5 6 (15.79%) Nokia
6 4 (10.53%) VMware
7 3 (7.89%) Aruba
7 3 (7.89%) Websense
8 2 (5.26%) Radware
8 2 (5.26%) Nortel
8 2 (5.26%) Sourcefire
9 1 (2.63%) Fortinet
9 1 (2.63%) Riverbed
9 1 (2.63%) SolarWinds
9 1 (2.63%) Redback
9 1 (2.63%) Citrix
9 1 (2.63%) Sun