The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of CheckPoint products and/or services in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CheckPoint over the 3 months to 25 November 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Check Point Software Technologies.

Location
3 months to
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CheckPoint
Rank 196 266 251
Rank change year-on-year
+70 -15
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 617 374 388
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.08% 0.72% 0.74%
As % of the Vendors category 2.43% 1.56% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 383 202 188
Average daily rate
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£375 £384 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.28% +12.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £486 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £360 £330
% change year-on-year
-0.69% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 17
Average hourly rate £33.50 £27.75 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.72% +6.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.70 £13.70 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.25 £37.50 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £27.75 £27.25
% change year-on-year
+39.63% +1.83%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
25367 23941 25022
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.57% 46.20% 47.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 14960 13609 12893
Average daily rate £388 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.64% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1244 1183 1385
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.67 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.59
% change year-on-year
-2.84% -5.86%

CheckPoint
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CheckPoint within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

CheckPoint Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

CheckPoint
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing CheckPoint within the UK.

CheckPoint Daily Rate Trend in the UK

CheckPoint
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CheckPoint within the UK over the 3 months to 25 November 2014.

CheckPoint Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

CheckPoint
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing CheckPoint within the UK.

CheckPoint Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

CheckPoint
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CheckPoint within the UK over the 3 months to 25 November 2014.

CheckPoint Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

CheckPoint
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CheckPoint within the UK over the 3 months to 25 November 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 +59 574 £375 -6.25% 147
London +115 277 £400 - 56
South East +25 131 £375 -6.25% 33
City of London +80 86 £438 +9.37% 21
Berkshire +39 74 £360 -10.00% 16
South West -14 40 £225 +28.57% 5
North West -22 30 £335 -20.23% 11
Scotland -3 25 £320 -2.32% 4
East of England -7 23 £375 +11.94% 12
West Midlands -11 23 £400 -0.62% 11
Yorkshire +1 22 £423 +24.72% 13
Devon -1 22 £190 +8.57%
Buckinghamshire +2 20 £370 -20.00% 3
Exeter -2 20 £190 +8.57%
Milton Keynes +7 18 £373 -21.57%
Edinburgh +4 17 £400 - 2
Cheshire +5 15 £323 -26.70% 3
East Midlands 0 13 £300 -17.24% 8
Slough +3 12 £335 -21.17% 2
Surrey -6 12 £371 -7.18% 4
Manchester -14 12 £360 +2.85% 6
Nottinghamshire +18 10 £288 +15.00% 5
Nottingham +15 10 £288 +15.00% 5
West Yorkshire -3 10 £550 +89.65% 10
North East -27 10 £347 - 1
Reading +13 9 £450 +275.00% 7
Leeds -7 9 £550 +89.65% 8
Shropshire -8 9 £410 +1.86% 1
Tyne and Wear -22 9 £347 - 1
Hampshire -24 9 £375 +7.14% 3

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing CheckPoint 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 CheckPoint.

1 965 (79.75%) Firewall
2 948 (78.35%) Cisco
3 463 (38.26%) Cisco Certification
4 360 (29.75%) Juniper
5 345 (28.51%) WAN
5 345 (28.51%) LAN
6 330 (27.27%) F5
7 319 (26.36%) Network Security
8 314 (25.95%) CCNP
9 302 (24.96%) Cisco ASA
10 279 (23.06%) OSPF
11 269 (22.23%) VPN
12 265 (21.90%) Windows
13 255 (21.07%) BGP
14 210 (17.36%) ITIL
15 206 (17.02%) Finance
16 205 (16.94%) Blue Coat
17 196 (16.20%) Cisco Nexus
18 182 (15.04%) VMware
19 181 (14.96%) CCNA
19 181 (14.96%) Load Balancing
20 177 (14.63%) Microsoft
21 175 (14.46%) DNS
22 172 (14.21%) MPLS
23 155 (12.81%) Telecoms
23 155 (12.81%) Security Cleared
24 149 (12.31%) HP
25 143 (11.82%) TCP/IP
26 132 (10.91%) SAN
27 131 (10.83%) Nokia

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing CheckPoint 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 CheckPoint. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 78 (6.45%) MS Exchange
2 64 (5.29%) SharePoint
3 36 (2.98%) IIS
4 32 (2.64%) Exchange Server 2010
5 28 (2.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 25 (2.07%) Apache
7 23 (1.90%) Lync
8 19 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2007
9 16 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2013
10 7 (0.58%) WebSphere
11 6 (0.50%) WebLogic
12 5 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
12 5 (0.41%) JBoss
13 4 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2003
14 3 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
14 3 (0.25%) Tomcat
15 1 (0.083%) OpenStack
15 1 (0.083%) IBM Notes
15 1 (0.083%) Lotus Domino
15 1 (0.083%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 83 (6.86%) MS Excel
2 55 (4.55%) MS Office
3 32 (2.64%) MS Visio
4 18 (1.49%) MS PowerPoint
5 16 (1.32%) MS Project
6 3 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.17%) S-PLUS
8 1 (0.083%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 8 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.33%) SAP ERP
3 3 (0.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (0.17%) RMDS
5 1 (0.083%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.41%) Office 365
2 4 (0.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.17%) IaaS
4 1 (0.083%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.083%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 965 (79.75%) Firewall
2 345 (28.51%) WAN
2 345 (28.51%) LAN
3 319 (26.36%) Network Security
4 302 (24.96%) Cisco ASA
5 279 (23.06%) OSPF
6 269 (22.23%) VPN
7 255 (21.07%) BGP
8 196 (16.20%) Cisco Nexus
9 175 (14.46%) DNS
10 172 (14.21%) MPLS
11 143 (11.82%) TCP/IP
12 132 (10.91%) SAN
13 120 (9.92%) Wireless
14 117 (9.67%) Cisco PIX
15 109 (9.01%) Internet
16 107 (8.84%) VLAN
17 100 (8.26%) EIGRP
17 100 (8.26%) IPsec
18 96 (7.93%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (4.05%) SQL Server
2 17 (1.40%) DB2
3 11 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (0.41%) MS Access
4 5 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (0.33%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (0.25%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (0.25%) MySQL
6 3 (0.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.25%) Oracle OWB
7 1 (0.083%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.083%) Big Data
7 1 (0.083%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.083%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 6 (0.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 6 (0.50%) MSI
2 3 (0.25%) Metasploit
3 2 (0.17%) JIRA
4 1 (0.083%) Introscope
General
1 206 (17.02%) Finance
2 155 (12.81%) Telecoms
3 95 (7.85%) Banking
4 39 (3.22%) Retail
5 29 (2.40%) Investment Banking
6 16 (1.32%) Financial Institution
6 16 (1.32%) Back Office
7 14 (1.16%) Legal
8 10 (0.83%) Spanish Language
9 7 (0.58%) Advertising
10 5 (0.41%) Multimedia
10 5 (0.41%) Billing
10 5 (0.41%) Law
10 5 (0.41%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.25%) French Language
11 3 (0.25%) German Language
11 3 (0.25%) Marketing
12 2 (0.17%) Publishing
12 2 (0.17%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.17%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 439 (36.28%) Network Engineer
2 199 (16.45%) Security Engineer
3 143 (11.82%) Network Security Engineer
4 109 (9.01%) Analyst
5 86 (7.11%) Design Engineer
6 82 (6.78%) Consultant
7 68 (5.62%) Firewall Engineer
8 67 (5.54%) Architect
9 65 (5.37%) IP Engineer
10 60 (4.96%) Senior Network Engineer
11 57 (4.71%) Cisco Engineer
12 56 (4.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 47 (3.88%) Network Support
14 43 (3.55%) Support Engineer
15 42 (3.47%) Network Consultant
15 42 (3.47%) Network Analyst
16 40 (3.31%) Security Consultant
17 39 (3.22%) Cisco Network Engineer
18 36 (2.98%) Project Manager
19 34 (2.81%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (2.31%) CSS
2 19 (1.57%) Regular Expression
3 16 (1.32%) .NET
4 14 (1.16%) XML
5 8 (0.66%) WAP
6 7 (0.58%) Middleware
7 4 (0.33%) CGI
8 3 (0.25%) WCF
8 3 (0.25%) MSMQ
9 2 (0.17%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.17%) SOAP
9 2 (0.17%) Web Services
9 2 (0.17%) Rendezvous
9 2 (0.17%) Reactive Extensions
9 2 (0.17%) Managed Extensibility Framework
9 2 (0.17%) WPF
9 2 (0.17%) Silverlight
9 2 (0.17%) LINQ
10 1 (0.083%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 77 (6.36%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (3.80%) Thin Client
2 46 (3.80%) Fat Client
3 42 (3.47%) Blackberry
4 35 (2.89%) Management Information System
5 33 (2.73%) Clustering
6 27 (2.23%) PKI
7 25 (2.07%) SecurID
8 19 (1.57%) NHS
9 14 (1.16%) Replication
10 12 (0.99%) Cryptography
10 12 (0.99%) User Experience
10 12 (0.99%) Visualisation
11 10 (0.83%) CESG
12 8 (0.66%) Mobile App
12 8 (0.66%) Open Source
13 7 (0.58%) Hedge funds
13 7 (0.58%) Video Conferencing
13 7 (0.58%) Computer Science
14 6 (0.50%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 265 (21.90%) Windows
2 113 (9.34%) Linux
3 86 (7.11%) UNIX
4 81 (6.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 62 (5.12%) Windows Server 2003
6 59 (4.88%) Solaris
7 45 (3.72%) Windows Server 2012
8 38 (3.14%) Windows 7
9 26 (2.15%) Windows XP
10 23 (1.90%) AIX
11 20 (1.65%) Oracle Linux
12 18 (1.49%) Windows 8
13 17 (1.40%) SUSE
14 16 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 5 (0.41%) Windows 2000 Server
15 5 (0.41%) Windows 2000
16 3 (0.25%) Mac OS X
17 2 (0.17%) Debian
17 2 (0.17%) VMS
17 2 (0.17%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 210 (17.36%) ITIL
2 181 (14.96%) Load Balancing
3 109 (9.01%) Network Design
4 100 (8.26%) Network Management
5 93 (7.69%) Project Management
6 89 (7.36%) Migration
7 76 (6.28%) Change Control
7 76 (6.28%) Service Management
8 74 (6.12%) Change Management
9 65 (5.37%) Network Monitoring
10 62 (5.12%) Network Architecture
11 53 (4.38%) Information Security
12 47 (3.88%) PRINCE2
13 46 (3.80%) Risk Management
14 41 (3.39%) Service Delivery
15 37 (3.06%) Kalman Filter
15 37 (3.06%) Incident Management
15 37 (3.06%) Programme Management
15 37 (3.06%) Risk Assessment
16 36 (2.98%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 71 (5.87%) SQL
2 17 (1.40%) Perl
2 17 (1.40%) PowerShell
3 12 (0.99%) VBScript
3 12 (0.99%) VB
3 12 (0.99%) C
4 8 (0.66%) Tcl
5 7 (0.58%) Java
6 4 (0.33%) C#
7 2 (0.17%) Ruby
7 2 (0.17%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.17%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 463 (38.26%) Cisco Certification
2 314 (25.95%) CCNP
3 181 (14.96%) CCNA
4 155 (12.81%) Security Cleared
5 121 (10.00%) CCSE
6 112 (9.26%) SC Cleared
7 107 (8.84%) CCIE
8 94 (7.77%) CCSA
9 92 (7.60%) CISSP
10 57 (4.71%) CCSP
11 48 (3.97%) Check Point Certification
12 46 (3.80%) Degree
13 34 (2.81%) CCDP
14 30 (2.48%) CISM
15 27 (2.23%) Microsoft Certification
16 26 (2.15%) ITIL Certification
17 19 (1.57%) MCSE
18 18 (1.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 17 (1.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
20 16 (1.32%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (3.72%) SLA
2 39 (3.22%) PCI DSS
3 23 (1.90%) QA
4 13 (1.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 10 (0.83%) JSP 440
6 5 (0.41%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.33%) COBIT
8 3 (0.25%) GPG13
8 3 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.083%) WCAG
9 1 (0.083%) WAI
9 1 (0.083%) BS15000
System Software
1 118 (9.75%) Active Directory
2 103 (8.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 72 (5.95%) ProxySG
4 56 (4.63%) vSphere
5 52 (4.30%) Hyper-V
6 35 (2.89%) VMware ESXi
7 34 (2.81%) XenApp
8 26 (2.15%) Snort
9 19 (1.57%) FreeRADIUS
10 18 (1.49%) NLBS
11 16 (1.32%) Xen
11 16 (1.32%) VMware ESX
12 15 (1.24%) Firmware
13 10 (0.83%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 9 (0.74%) Terminal Services
14 9 (0.74%) ISA Server
14 9 (0.74%) Squid
15 7 (0.58%) XenDesktop
15 7 (0.58%) Forefront TMG
16 6 (0.50%) UAG
Systems Management
1 36 (2.98%) FortiGate
2 29 (2.40%) SCCM
3 27 (2.23%) CA Spectrum
4 26 (2.15%) Cisco CUCM
5 20 (1.65%) WSUS
6 16 (1.32%) CiscoWorks
7 14 (1.16%) OpenView
7 14 (1.16%) WhatsUp Gold
8 13 (1.07%) Cisco Prime
8 13 (1.07%) OPNET
9 12 (0.99%) SCOM
10 10 (0.83%) McAfee ePO
11 9 (0.74%) SCOrch
12 8 (0.66%) Cisco UCCX
12 8 (0.66%) Cisco UCCE
13 7 (0.58%) Netcool
13 7 (0.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 6 (0.50%) EdgeSight
14 6 (0.50%) SolarWinds Orion
15 4 (0.33%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 948 (78.35%) Cisco
2 360 (29.75%) Juniper
3 330 (27.27%) F5
4 205 (16.94%) Blue Coat
5 182 (15.04%) VMware
6 177 (14.63%) Microsoft
7 149 (12.31%) HP
8 131 (10.83%) Nokia
9 124 (10.25%) Citrix
10 94 (7.77%) Fortinet
11 67 (5.54%) McAfee
12 64 (5.29%) SolarWinds
13 56 (4.63%) Oracle
14 53 (4.38%) Nortel
15 49 (4.05%) Sourcefire
16 46 (3.80%) Riverbed
17 40 (3.31%) Websense
18 35 (2.89%) CA
19 34 (2.81%) IBM
19 34 (2.81%) TippingPoint
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