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 30 July 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.

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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CheckPoint
Rank 199 230 288
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +58
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 639 511 321
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.12% 0.93% 0.63%
As % of the Vendors category 2.56% 2.08% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 408 294 169
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £347 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.91% +6.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 10 4
Average hourly rate £27.50 £31.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.69% +90.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.85 £22.27 £15.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.75 £41.00 £17.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £37.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-28.00% +127.27%

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
24962 24573 23789
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 43.75% 44.94% 46.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 14721 13575 12861
Average daily rate £400 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1066 1080 1200
Average hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.89 £37.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.25%

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 30 July 2015.

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 30 July 2015.

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 30 July 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 +18 585 £400 +6.66% 128
London +47 274 £425 +3.65% 53
South East -6 151 £398 +13.57% 28
City of London +25 87 £438 +18.24% 10
Berkshire 0 59 £388 +3.26% 10
West Midlands -1 35 £325 +4.00% 10
Yorkshire -16 29 £350 -12.60% 17
Scotland +22 28 £438 +47.30% 5
South West -4 25 £338 +77.63% 4
East of England -5 24 £383 +21.42% 5
West Yorkshire -9 24 £350 -17.64% 12
Leeds -15 22 £400 -5.88% 9
Hampshire -21 22 £400 +17.64%
North West -15 20 £300 +17.64% 6
Surrey +7 19 £400 -11.11% 6
Wales +13 17 £413 -13.15% 2
Buckinghamshire +9 17 £450 +50.00% 3
Birmingham 0 15 £325 +16.07% 7
Manchester -10 15 £300 +17.64% 3
East Midlands -7 14 £313 -26.47% 4
Reading -4 13 £388 +19.23% 7
Wiltshire +14 12 £313 -8.08% 2
South Wales +14 12 £375 -16.66% 2
Edinburgh +5 12 £438 - 2
Bracknell +1 12 £430 -8.51%
Kent +1 12 £500 +42.85% 2
West Sussex 0 12 £356 -30.48% 2
Oxfordshire -16 10 £325 - 4
Slough +7 9 £315 -
Suffolk +14 8 £469 +25.00% 1

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 1059 (82.41%) Cisco
2 971 (75.56%) Firewall
3 516 (40.16%) Cisco Certification
4 474 (36.89%) WAN
5 438 (34.09%) Juniper
6 415 (32.30%) LAN
7 408 (31.75%) F5
8 397 (30.89%) Cisco ASA
9 380 (29.57%) CCNP
10 358 (27.86%) Network Security
11 300 (23.35%) VPN
12 289 (22.49%) Windows
13 267 (20.78%) OSPF
14 266 (20.70%) Blue Coat
15 258 (20.08%) BGP
16 245 (19.07%) MPLS
17 235 (18.29%) ITIL
18 228 (17.74%) CCNA
19 222 (17.28%) DNS
20 213 (16.58%) Data Centre
21 200 (15.56%) Cisco Nexus
22 194 (15.10%) Finance
23 190 (14.79%) Wireless
24 185 (14.40%) VMware
25 182 (14.16%) Load Balancing
26 168 (13.07%) Security Cleared
27 158 (12.30%) Citrix
28 156 (12.14%) Active Directory
29 155 (12.06%) TCP/IP
29 155 (12.06%) Linux

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 71 (5.53%) MS Exchange
2 30 (2.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 25 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2010
4 22 (1.71%) IIS
5 16 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2013
6 15 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2007
7 14 (1.09%) SharePoint
8 9 (0.70%) Lync
9 8 (0.62%) WebSphere
10 7 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (0.31%) SAS
11 4 (0.31%) Apache
12 3 (0.23%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.16%) WebLogic
14 1 (0.078%) MQSeries
14 1 (0.078%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 74 (5.76%) MS Excel
2 67 (5.21%) MS Office
3 49 (3.81%) MS Visio
4 31 (2.41%) MS PowerPoint
5 24 (1.87%) MS Project
6 5 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (1.17%) RMDS
2 7 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.16%) SAP CCM
5 2 (0.16%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.078%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.078%) Primavera
6 1 (0.078%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.078%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.078%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.31%) SaaS
2 4 (0.31%) PaaS
2 4 (0.31%) Office 365
3 3 (0.23%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.23%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.078%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 971 (75.56%) Firewall
2 474 (36.89%) WAN
3 415 (32.30%) LAN
4 397 (30.89%) Cisco ASA
5 358 (27.86%) Network Security
6 300 (23.35%) VPN
7 267 (20.78%) OSPF
8 258 (20.08%) BGP
9 245 (19.07%) MPLS
10 222 (17.28%) DNS
11 200 (15.56%) Cisco Nexus
12 190 (14.79%) Wireless
13 155 (12.06%) TCP/IP
14 152 (11.83%) SSL
15 149 (11.60%) BIG-IP
16 141 (10.97%) DHCP
17 136 (10.58%) IPsec
18 120 (9.34%) Cisco IOS
19 118 (9.18%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
20 114 (8.87%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (2.57%) SQL Server
2 18 (1.40%) Oracle Database
3 8 (0.62%) Big Data
4 7 (0.54%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (0.39%) Oracle Exadata
5 5 (0.39%) Relational Database
5 5 (0.39%) MySQL
6 3 (0.23%) EDMS
7 2 (0.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.16%) DB2
7 2 (0.16%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.16%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.078%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.078%) MS Access
8 1 (0.078%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (0.62%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 8 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (0.54%) ERwin
3 4 (0.31%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.31%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.16%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.078%) GCC
5 1 (0.078%) MSI
General
1 194 (15.10%) Finance
2 103 (8.02%) Telecoms
3 61 (4.75%) Banking
4 21 (1.63%) Retail
4 21 (1.63%) Investment Banking
5 14 (1.09%) Manufacturing
6 13 (1.01%) Publishing
7 11 (0.86%) Advertising
8 10 (0.78%) Marketing
9 8 (0.62%) Financial Institution
10 7 (0.54%) Spanish Language
11 6 (0.47%) Back Office
11 6 (0.47%) Legal
12 5 (0.39%) Electronics
12 5 (0.39%) Local Government
13 4 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.23%) Law
14 3 (0.23%) Games
15 2 (0.16%) Multimedia
15 2 (0.16%) Billing
Job Titles
1 508 (39.53%) Network Engineer
2 194 (15.10%) Security Engineer
3 172 (13.39%) Analyst
4 128 (9.96%) Network Security Engineer
5 105 (8.17%) Architect
6 86 (6.69%) Consultant
7 73 (5.68%) Senior Network Engineer
8 66 (5.14%) Network Analyst
9 60 (4.67%) Network Architect
10 57 (4.44%) Support Engineer
10 57 (4.44%) Firewall Engineer
11 55 (4.28%) Security Analyst
12 51 (3.97%) Network Support
13 48 (3.74%) Infrastructure Architect
14 47 (3.66%) Project Manager
15 46 (3.58%) Network Consultant
16 43 (3.35%) Cisco Engineer
17 40 (3.11%) Design Engineer
18 33 (2.57%) Senior Analyst
19 31 (2.41%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (3.11%) 802.1X
2 28 (2.18%) CSS
3 20 (1.56%) Web Services
4 15 (1.17%) Rendezvous
5 14 (1.09%) Middleware
6 11 (0.86%) .NET
7 10 (0.78%) WCF
7 10 (0.78%) Regular Expression
8 9 (0.70%) XML
9 7 (0.54%) SOAP
10 5 (0.39%) XMPP
11 4 (0.31%) REST
12 2 (0.16%) Reactive Extensions
12 2 (0.16%) Managed Extensibility Framework
12 2 (0.16%) Silverlight
12 2 (0.16%) WAP
12 2 (0.16%) ASP.NET
12 2 (0.16%) JSP
13 1 (0.078%) XSD
13 1 (0.078%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 213 (16.58%) Data Centre
2 55 (4.28%) PKI
3 44 (3.42%) Analytical Skills
4 43 (3.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 41 (3.19%) Clustering
6 37 (2.88%) Blackberry
7 33 (2.57%) Management Information System
8 27 (2.10%) Thin Client
8 27 (2.10%) Fat Client
9 25 (1.95%) SecurID
9 25 (1.95%) Video Conferencing
10 18 (1.40%) Replication
11 16 (1.25%) NHS
12 14 (1.09%) Client/Server
13 10 (0.78%) Cryptography
13 10 (0.78%) e-Health
14 9 (0.70%) Celerra
15 8 (0.62%) EMC VNX
15 8 (0.62%) Public Cloud
16 7 (0.54%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 289 (22.49%) Windows
2 155 (12.06%) Linux
3 86 (6.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 80 (6.23%) UNIX
4 80 (6.23%) Windows 7
5 73 (5.68%) Windows Server 2003
6 47 (3.66%) Solaris
7 27 (2.10%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (1.25%) Oracle Linux
9 12 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (0.54%) Windows XP
11 5 (0.39%) Debian
11 5 (0.39%) Mac OS X
12 4 (0.31%) Android
12 4 (0.31%) AIX
13 3 (0.23%) VMS
13 3 (0.23%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.16%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.16%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.16%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 235 (18.29%) ITIL
2 182 (14.16%) Load Balancing
3 110 (8.56%) Project Management
4 90 (7.00%) Network Design
5 88 (6.85%) Service Management
6 87 (6.77%) Migration
7 83 (6.46%) Change Control
8 75 (5.84%) Kalman Filter
9 68 (5.29%) Network Monitoring
10 64 (4.98%) PRINCE2
11 62 (4.82%) Change Management
12 61 (4.75%) Service Delivery
13 54 (4.20%) SIEM
13 54 (4.20%) Network Management
14 48 (3.74%) Disaster Recovery
15 44 (3.42%) Stakeholder Management
15 44 (3.42%) Capacity Planning
15 44 (3.42%) WAN Optimisation
16 41 (3.19%) Time Management
16 41 (3.19%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 67 (5.21%) SQL
2 14 (1.09%) Perl
3 12 (0.93%) VB
3 12 (0.93%) Python
4 11 (0.86%) C#
5 9 (0.70%) C
6 8 (0.62%) PowerShell
6 8 (0.62%) PHP
7 7 (0.54%) PL/SQL
8 6 (0.47%) Shell Script
9 5 (0.39%) Java
9 5 (0.39%) JavaScript
9 5 (0.39%) Tcl
10 3 (0.23%) Lisp
10 3 (0.23%) Ruby
10 3 (0.23%) VBScript
11 1 (0.078%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.078%) R
Qualifications
1 516 (40.16%) Cisco Certification
2 380 (29.57%) CCNP
3 228 (17.74%) CCNA
4 168 (13.07%) Security Cleared
5 121 (9.42%) CCSE
6 109 (8.48%) SC Cleared
7 104 (8.09%) CCSA
8 94 (7.32%) CCIE
9 76 (5.91%) CISSP
10 34 (2.65%) Degree
11 32 (2.49%) Check Point Certification
12 30 (2.33%) CISM
13 29 (2.26%) Microsoft Certification
14 27 (2.10%) CCSP
14 27 (2.10%) ITIL Certification
15 26 (2.02%) CCDP
16 22 (1.71%) CISMP
17 21 (1.63%) CCDA
17 21 (1.63%) DV Cleared
18 20 (1.56%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (4.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 36 (2.80%) QA
3 33 (2.57%) PCI DSS
4 28 (2.18%) SLA
5 13 (1.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 10 (0.78%) JSP 440
7 4 (0.31%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.078%) GPG13
8 1 (0.078%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.078%) TickIT
8 1 (0.078%) COBIT
8 1 (0.078%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 156 (12.14%) Active Directory
2 112 (8.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 66 (5.14%) vSphere
4 60 (4.67%) ProxySG
5 51 (3.97%) Hyper-V
6 42 (3.27%) XenApp
7 27 (2.10%) NLBS
8 21 (1.63%) VMware ESX
9 19 (1.48%) Snort
9 19 (1.48%) XenServer
10 16 (1.25%) Xen
11 13 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
11 13 (1.01%) XenDesktop
12 11 (0.86%) Squid
13 9 (0.70%) Terminal Services
14 8 (0.62%) vCloud
14 8 (0.62%) EMC RecoverPoint
15 7 (0.54%) BitLocker
16 6 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
17 5 (0.39%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 39 (3.04%) FortiGate
2 37 (2.88%) Cisco CUCM
3 36 (2.80%) CiscoWorks
4 33 (2.57%) WSUS
5 23 (1.79%) CA Spectrum
5 23 (1.79%) SCCM
6 19 (1.48%) Cisco Prime
7 15 (1.17%) OpenView
8 14 (1.09%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 14 (1.09%) Control-M
8 14 (1.09%) BladeLogic
9 12 (0.93%) SolarWinds Orion
10 11 (0.86%) AirWatch
11 9 (0.70%) Cisco UCCX
11 9 (0.70%) WhatsUp Gold
11 9 (0.70%) Nagios
12 8 (0.62%) Backup Exec
12 8 (0.62%) Cacti
13 7 (0.54%) NetCrunch
13 7 (0.54%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 1059 (82.41%) Cisco
2 438 (34.09%) Juniper
3 408 (31.75%) F5
4 266 (20.70%) Blue Coat
5 185 (14.40%) VMware
6 158 (12.30%) Citrix
7 128 (9.96%) Microsoft
8 126 (9.81%) SolarWinds
9 124 (9.65%) HP
10 114 (8.87%) Nokia
11 109 (8.48%) Fortinet
12 108 (8.40%) McAfee
13 76 (5.91%) Riverbed
14 65 (5.06%) TippingPoint
15 62 (4.82%) Nortel
16 54 (4.20%) Avaya
17 51 (3.97%) Oracle
17 51 (3.97%) Symantec
18 48 (3.74%) CA
19 42 (3.27%) IBM
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
EMIS Health
Rate: From £32,000 to £35,000 per annum + 10% completion bonus
Posted: 12 hours ago
East London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £350 to £375 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Capita - ITIN
Posted: 17 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Computer People
Rate: £280.00 - £310.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
West Lothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Computer People
Rate: £280.00 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market Rate DOE
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £225 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham
Real Staffing
Rate: £80 - £100 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago