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 24 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.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Check Point Certification
Rank 588 560 571
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +11
Contract jobs citing Check Point Certification 25 17 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.043% 0.032% 0.031%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.21% 0.19% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 7 6
Average daily rate
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£375 £285 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% -16.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £246 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £370 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £270 £340
% change year-on-year
+38.88% -20.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £23.00 £28.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.85% -
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
11667 8979 9939
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.99% 17.12% 18.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 6589 5120 5187
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 514 385 577
Average hourly rate £19.50 £18.53 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -17.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -23.40%

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 24 October 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 23 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 24 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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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 -24 19 £375 +31.57% 7
East of England - 10 £375 -
Suffolk - 10 £375 -
Ipswich - 10 £375 -
London -5 5 £400 +18.51% 1
South East -27 3 £368 +36.11% 1
South West - - - - 4
West Midlands - - - -
Leeds - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Wiltshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
Milton Keynes - - - -
West Malling - - - - 1
Bedfordshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Devon - - - - 3
Kent - - - - 1
Bedford - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Chippenham - - - - 1
Croydon - - - -
Exeter - - - - 3

Check Point Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 51 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 37 (72.55%) Firewall
2 37 (72.55%) Cisco
3 30 (58.82%) Juniper
4 28 (54.90%) Cisco Certification
5 25 (49.02%) Network Security
6 22 (43.14%) VPN
7 20 (39.22%) CCSA
8 17 (33.33%) OSPF
9 16 (31.37%) CCIE
9 16 (31.37%) CCNP
10 15 (29.41%) BGP
10 15 (29.41%) Cisco ASA
10 15 (29.41%) Network Management
11 14 (27.45%) Blue Coat
11 14 (27.45%) Cisco PIX
11 14 (27.45%) IPsec
11 14 (27.45%) CCDP
11 14 (27.45%) CISSP
12 13 (25.49%) SNMP
12 13 (25.49%) Load Balancing
13 12 (23.53%) Risk Assessment
13 12 (23.53%) CCSP
14 11 (21.57%) VoIP
14 11 (21.57%) MPLS
15 10 (19.61%) CCSE
16 9 (17.65%) Penetration Testing
16 9 (17.65%) Information Security
16 9 (17.65%) PCI DSS
16 9 (17.65%) FWSM

Check Point Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 5 (9.80%) Apache
Applications
1 6 (11.76%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.92%) S-PLUS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (72.55%) Firewall
2 25 (49.02%) Network Security
3 22 (43.14%) VPN
4 17 (33.33%) OSPF
5 15 (29.41%) BGP
5 15 (29.41%) Cisco ASA
6 14 (27.45%) IPsec
6 14 (27.45%) Cisco PIX
7 13 (25.49%) SNMP
8 11 (21.57%) VoIP
8 11 (21.57%) MPLS
9 9 (17.65%) FWSM
10 7 (13.73%) WAN
10 7 (13.73%) LAN
11 6 (11.76%) Internet
11 6 (11.76%) Cisco Nexus
12 5 (9.80%) Junos
12 5 (9.80%) BIG-IP
13 4 (7.84%) Extranet
13 4 (7.84%) TCP/IP
General
1 6 (11.76%) Finance
2 5 (9.80%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.96%) Legal
3 1 (1.96%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 15 (29.41%) Security Engineer
2 10 (19.61%) Security Specialist
3 9 (17.65%) Network Engineer
3 9 (17.65%) Network Security Engineer
3 9 (17.65%) Firewall Engineer
3 9 (17.65%) IP Engineer
3 9 (17.65%) Testing Specialist
4 8 (15.69%) Design Engineer
5 6 (11.76%) IT Security Engineer
6 5 (9.80%) Consultant
7 4 (7.84%) Network Consultant
7 4 (7.84%) Security Consultant
8 3 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
8 3 (5.88%) IP Network Engineer
8 3 (5.88%) Network Design Engineer
8 3 (5.88%) Network Security Consultant
9 2 (3.92%) Cisco Consultant
9 2 (3.92%) Network Design Consultant
9 2 (3.92%) Cisco Network Consultant
9 2 (3.92%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.96%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.80%) Clustering
2 2 (3.92%) PKI
3 1 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.96%) SecurID
3 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.84%) UNIX
1 4 (7.84%) Solaris
1 4 (7.84%) Linux
2 2 (3.92%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (29.41%) Network Management
2 13 (25.49%) Load Balancing
3 12 (23.53%) Risk Assessment
4 9 (17.65%) Information Security
4 9 (17.65%) Penetration Testing
5 4 (7.84%) Low Latency
5 4 (7.84%) Ultra-Low Latency
5 4 (7.84%) E-Commerce
6 3 (5.88%) Security Testing
6 3 (5.88%) Change Control
7 2 (3.92%) Network Design
7 2 (3.92%) Network Architecture
7 2 (3.92%) Demand Forecasting
7 2 (3.92%) Mentoring
7 2 (3.92%) Migration
8 1 (1.96%) ITIL
8 1 (1.96%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (1.96%) Service Management
8 1 (1.96%) ITSM
8 1 (1.96%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.80%) Perl
1 5 (9.80%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 28 (54.90%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (39.22%) CCSA
3 16 (31.37%) CCIE
3 16 (31.37%) CCNP
4 14 (27.45%) CCDP
4 14 (27.45%) CISSP
5 12 (23.53%) CCSP
6 10 (19.61%) CCSE
7 6 (11.76%) Security Cleared
8 5 (9.80%) SC Cleared
9 3 (5.88%) CCNA
10 2 (3.92%) Degree
11 1 (1.96%) BC Cleared
11 1 (1.96%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (17.65%) PCI DSS
2 4 (7.84%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (11.76%) Forefront TMG
2 1 (1.96%) ProxySG
2 1 (1.96%) Snort
Systems Management
1 6 (11.76%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 51 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 37 (72.55%) Cisco
3 30 (58.82%) Juniper
4 14 (27.45%) Blue Coat
5 9 (17.65%) Nokia
6 8 (15.69%) F5
6 8 (15.69%) Radware
6 8 (15.69%) Redback
7 3 (5.88%) Sourcefire
7 3 (5.88%) Fortinet
8 2 (3.92%) Huawei
8 2 (3.92%) Ericsson
8 2 (3.92%) Microsoft
9 1 (1.96%) Sun
9 1 (1.96%) HP
9 1 (1.96%) Tufin
9 1 (1.96%) AlgoSec