The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications currently tracked.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Check Point Certification
Rank 570 560 572
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +12
Contract jobs citing Check Point Certification 24 10 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.044% 0.020% 0.021%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.23% 0.11% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 0 3
Average daily rate
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£325 - £150
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 - £360
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10392 9080 9867
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.99% 17.76% 17.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 5835 4871 5100
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 455 501 614
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% -2.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.00 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.97 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%

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 31 July 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 18 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 31 July 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 -10 23 £313 - 3
South East - 11 £255 -
Berkshire - 10 £255 -
West Midlands - 5 £300 -
Birmingham - 4 £315 -
East of England - 4 £300 - 1
Reading - 3 £290 -
Bedfordshire - 3 £269 -
Bedford - 2 £300 -
Yorkshire +3 1 £400 - 1
West Yorkshire +2 1 £400 - 1
Leeds -7 1 £400 - 1
London - - - - 1
Fareham - - - -
Guernsey - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
Channel Islands - - - -

Check Point Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 41 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 38 (92.68%) Firewall
3 32 (78.05%) Cisco
4 31 (75.61%) Cisco Certification
5 27 (65.85%) Juniper
6 23 (56.10%) OSPF
7 22 (53.66%) VPN
7 22 (53.66%) CCNP
7 22 (53.66%) CCDP
7 22 (53.66%) Network Management
8 21 (51.22%) CISSP
8 21 (51.22%) CCIE
9 20 (48.78%) BGP
9 20 (48.78%) Cisco ASA
9 20 (48.78%) Cisco PIX
10 19 (46.34%) SNMP
11 18 (43.90%) VoIP
11 18 (43.90%) CCSA
12 17 (41.46%) IPsec
12 17 (41.46%) CCSP
13 16 (39.02%) MPLS
13 16 (39.02%) PCI DSS
14 15 (36.59%) FWSM
15 14 (34.15%) F5
15 14 (34.15%) Network Security
15 14 (34.15%) Risk Assessment
16 13 (31.71%) Cisco Nexus
16 13 (31.71%) FortiGate
17 12 (29.27%) BIG-IP
17 12 (29.27%) Apache

Check Point Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (29.27%) Apache
Applications
1 6 (14.63%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.44%) MS Office
2 1 (2.44%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 38 (92.68%) Firewall
2 23 (56.10%) OSPF
3 22 (53.66%) VPN
4 20 (48.78%) BGP
4 20 (48.78%) Cisco PIX
4 20 (48.78%) Cisco ASA
5 19 (46.34%) SNMP
6 18 (43.90%) VoIP
7 17 (41.46%) IPsec
8 16 (39.02%) MPLS
9 15 (36.59%) FWSM
10 14 (34.15%) Network Security
11 13 (31.71%) Cisco Nexus
12 12 (29.27%) BIG-IP
13 8 (19.51%) DNS
14 7 (17.07%) WAN
14 7 (17.07%) LAN
15 5 (12.20%) Internet
15 5 (12.20%) Junos
16 3 (7.32%) Extranet
General
1 3 (7.32%) Telecoms
1 3 (7.32%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (34.15%) Security Engineer
2 12 (29.27%) IP Engineer
3 11 (26.83%) Design Engineer
4 9 (21.95%) Network Engineer
4 9 (21.95%) Network Security Engineer
5 7 (17.07%) Firewall Engineer
6 5 (12.20%) Consultant
6 5 (12.20%) Senior Security Engineer
7 4 (9.76%) Network Consultant
7 4 (9.76%) Support Engineer
7 4 (9.76%) Security Consultant
7 4 (9.76%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (9.76%) Senior IP Engineer
7 4 (9.76%) Senior Design Engineer
8 3 (7.32%) Network Support
8 3 (7.32%) Network Security Consultant
8 3 (7.32%) 3rd Line Support
8 3 (7.32%) Trainer
8 3 (7.32%) IP Network Engineer
8 3 (7.32%) Network Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.44%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.76%) Clustering
2 1 (2.44%) SecurID
2 1 (2.44%) PKI
2 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.32%) UNIX
1 3 (7.32%) Solaris
1 3 (7.32%) Linux
2 2 (4.88%) Windows
3 1 (2.44%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (53.66%) Network Management
2 14 (34.15%) Risk Assessment
3 11 (26.83%) Load Balancing
4 5 (12.20%) Demand Forecasting
5 4 (9.76%) Change Control
6 3 (7.32%) Low Latency
6 3 (7.32%) Ultra-Low Latency
6 3 (7.32%) E-Commerce
7 2 (4.88%) Network Design
8 1 (2.44%) eTOM
8 1 (2.44%) Network Architecture
8 1 (2.44%) Service Management
8 1 (2.44%) ITSM
8 1 (2.44%) Validation
8 1 (2.44%) Capacity Management
8 1 (2.44%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.76%) Perl
1 4 (9.76%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 31 (75.61%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (53.66%) CCNP
2 22 (53.66%) CCDP
3 21 (51.22%) CISSP
3 21 (51.22%) CCIE
4 18 (43.90%) CCSA
5 17 (41.46%) CCSP
6 8 (19.51%) CCSE
7 5 (12.20%) Security Cleared
8 3 (7.32%) SC Cleared
9 2 (4.88%) Degree
10 1 (2.44%) BC Cleared
10 1 (2.44%) CCIP
10 1 (2.44%) CCNA
10 1 (2.44%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (39.02%) PCI DSS
2 2 (4.88%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.44%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (31.71%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 41 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 32 (78.05%) Cisco
3 27 (65.85%) Juniper
4 14 (34.15%) F5
5 11 (26.83%) Blue Coat
6 8 (19.51%) Nokia
7 7 (17.07%) Radware
7 7 (17.07%) Redback
8 4 (9.76%) Ericsson
8 4 (9.76%) Microsoft
9 3 (7.32%) WatchGuard
9 3 (7.32%) Kaspersky
10 2 (4.88%) Fortinet
11 1 (2.44%) Sourcefire
11 1 (2.44%) Huawei
11 1 (2.44%) Tufin
11 1 (2.44%) AlgoSec
11 1 (2.44%) Sun
11 1 (2.44%) HP
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