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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
CheckPoint
Rank 254 186 266
Rank change year-on-year
-68 +80
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 482 647 377
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.94% 1.25% 0.76%
As % of the Vendors category 2.18% 2.74% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 399 224
Average daily rate £375 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £500 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £398 £350
% change year-on-year
-5.66% +13.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 2 3
Average hourly rate £45.00 £32.00 £55.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.62% -41.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £32.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year
+40.62% -41.81%

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
22102 23646 22499
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 42.93% 45.78% 45.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 13177 13728 12376
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £554 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 856 998 981
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £17.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +1.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.43 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.38 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+27.85% +6.06%

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -66 457 £375 -5.66% 139
London -45 155 £411 +2.81% 57
South East -40 126 £400 +6.66% 30
Yorkshire -17 59 £375 -6.36% 7
Hampshire +30 53 £400 -4.76% 8
South Yorkshire +7 44 £300 +11.62%
Sheffield +1 41 £300 +11.62%
South West +7 40 £350 -6.66% 5
Berkshire -43 40 £400 +10.34% 5
East of England +21 38 £375 -6.25% 21
City of London -14 18 £405 -1.81% 17
Hertfordshire +25 17 £375 - 6
Reading -11 17 £425 +17.24% 4
North West -37 17 £400 -7.51% 4
Southampton +28 16 £400 +23.07% 2
Bristol +6 15 £350 -3.44% 2
West Midlands -13 14 £369 -10.60% 10
Scotland -16 14 £350 -20.00% 4
Surrey -24 14 £425 +14.86% 6
Wiltshire -8 13 £350 -6.66% 1
West Yorkshire -9 13 £435 -4.39% 5
East Midlands -13 13 £320 +2.40% 4
Swindon -2 11 £350 -6.66% 1
Manchester -20 11 £260 -18.11% 4
Oxfordshire +9 10 £231 -38.33% 2
Leeds -8 9 £445 -2.19% 4
Glasgow +20 8 £340 -28.42% 4
Cambridgeshire +16 8 £295 -9.23% 1
Oxford +8 8 £231 -37.91% 2
Essex +2 7 - - 6

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

1 825 (82.67%) Cisco
2 713 (71.44%) Firewall
3 402 (40.28%) Cisco Certification
4 363 (36.37%) Cisco ASA
5 359 (35.97%) WAN
6 353 (35.37%) LAN
7 349 (34.97%) Juniper
8 320 (32.06%) CCNP
9 307 (30.76%) F5
10 280 (28.06%) Network Security
11 250 (25.05%) VPN
12 190 (19.04%) Data Centre
13 180 (18.04%) BGP
14 171 (17.13%) Blue Coat
15 170 (17.03%) OSPF
16 168 (16.83%) Finance
17 166 (16.63%) Security Cleared
18 161 (16.13%) Cisco Nexus
18 161 (16.13%) MPLS
18 161 (16.13%) CCNA
19 160 (16.03%) ITIL
20 155 (15.53%) TCP/IP
21 148 (14.83%) Windows
22 140 (14.03%) DNS
23 133 (13.33%) Wireless
24 127 (12.73%) SC Cleared
25 119 (11.92%) Microsoft
26 116 (11.62%) Linux
27 112 (11.22%) Load Balancing
28 110 (11.02%) CCSE

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 43 (4.31%) MS Exchange
2 22 (2.20%) IIS
3 15 (1.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 15 (1.50%) SharePoint
4 13 (1.30%) Skype for Business
4 13 (1.30%) WebSphere
5 11 (1.10%) MQSeries
6 10 (1.00%) WebLogic
7 9 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
7 9 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
7 9 (0.90%) iPlanet
8 5 (0.50%) Apache
8 5 (0.50%) ArcGIS
8 5 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.20%) Confluence
10 2 (0.20%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.20%) WordPress
11 1 (0.10%) OpenStack
Applications
1 43 (4.31%) MS Excel
2 22 (2.20%) MS PowerPoint
3 18 (1.80%) MS Office
4 15 (1.50%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.60%) MS Project
6 4 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.30%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 9 (0.90%) BusinessWare
1 9 (0.90%) SAP R/3
2 8 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.40%) Relativity
4 3 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.10%) SAP CCM
6 1 (0.10%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.10%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 24 (2.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (1.40%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (1.40%) Office 365
3 7 (0.70%) IaaS
4 5 (0.50%) PaaS
5 4 (0.40%) SaaS
6 3 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.20%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 713 (71.44%) Firewall
2 363 (36.37%) Cisco ASA
3 359 (35.97%) WAN
4 353 (35.37%) LAN
5 280 (28.06%) Network Security
6 250 (25.05%) VPN
7 180 (18.04%) BGP
8 170 (17.03%) OSPF
9 161 (16.13%) Cisco Nexus
9 161 (16.13%) MPLS
10 155 (15.53%) TCP/IP
11 140 (14.03%) DNS
12 133 (13.33%) Wireless
13 109 (10.92%) DHCP
14 96 (9.62%) SSL
15 94 (9.42%) VLAN
16 83 (8.32%) EIGRP
17 81 (8.12%) VoIP
18 72 (7.21%) IPsec
19 70 (7.01%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (1.80%) SQL Server
2 9 (0.90%) DB2
2 9 (0.90%) DB2 UDB
3 6 (0.60%) Big Data
3 6 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (0.50%) GIS
5 4 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.30%) MySQL
7 2 (0.20%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.20%) Oracle Exadata
8 1 (0.10%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.10%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.10%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.10%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.10%) OLTP
8 1 (0.10%) QlikView
8 1 (0.10%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.10%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (0.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.10%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (0.10%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.10%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 168 (16.83%) Finance
2 78 (7.82%) Telecoms
3 49 (4.91%) Banking
4 14 (1.40%) Advertising
4 14 (1.40%) Retail
5 13 (1.30%) Legal
6 12 (1.20%) Investment Banking
7 11 (1.10%) Spanish Language
8 9 (0.90%) Law
9 8 (0.80%) Local Government
9 8 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (0.50%) Billing
10 5 (0.50%) Games
10 5 (0.50%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.40%) Electronics
11 4 (0.40%) Front Office
11 4 (0.40%) Multimedia
11 4 (0.40%) Publishing
12 3 (0.30%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.30%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 416 (41.68%) Network Engineer
2 146 (14.63%) Security Engineer
3 140 (14.03%) Analyst
4 117 (11.72%) Network Security Engineer
5 105 (10.52%) Cisco Engineer
6 97 (9.72%) Architect
7 91 (9.12%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 90 (9.02%) Network Analyst
9 75 (7.52%) Consultant
10 59 (5.91%) Network Architect
11 58 (5.81%) Senior Network Engineer
12 57 (5.71%) Firewall Engineer
12 57 (5.71%) Security Analyst
13 46 (4.61%) Network Specialist
14 45 (4.51%) Network Support
15 40 (4.01%) Network Security Analyst
16 38 (3.81%) Network Consultant
17 35 (3.51%) Support Engineer
18 33 (3.31%) Security Architect
19 32 (3.21%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (1.50%) 802.1X
1 15 (1.50%) Web Services
2 9 (0.90%) MSMQ
3 6 (0.60%) CSS
4 4 (0.40%) Middleware
4 4 (0.40%) XMPP
5 3 (0.30%) HTML
5 3 (0.30%) WAP
6 2 (0.20%) .NET
7 1 (0.10%) COM
7 1 (0.10%) Java EE
7 1 (0.10%) JSON
7 1 (0.10%) OCX
7 1 (0.10%) Regular Expression
7 1 (0.10%) REST
7 1 (0.10%) SOAP
7 1 (0.10%) WSDL
7 1 (0.10%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 190 (19.04%) Data Centre
2 62 (6.21%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (3.71%) Management Information System
4 22 (2.20%) PKI
5 19 (1.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 19 (1.90%) Fat Client
5 19 (1.90%) SecurID
5 19 (1.90%) Thin Client
6 13 (1.30%) Video Conferencing
7 9 (0.90%) AS400
7 9 (0.90%) Clustering
7 9 (0.90%) Driving Licence
7 9 (0.90%) iSeries
7 9 (0.90%) NHS
8 8 (0.80%) FMCG
8 8 (0.80%) Smart Meter
9 7 (0.70%) Client/Server
10 6 (0.60%) Biometrics
10 6 (0.60%) Computer Science
10 6 (0.60%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 148 (14.83%) Windows
2 116 (11.62%) Linux
3 40 (4.01%) Windows 7
3 40 (4.01%) Windows Server 2003
4 36 (3.61%) Unix
5 35 (3.51%) Windows Server
6 24 (2.40%) AIX
7 22 (2.20%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (1.60%) Solaris
9 14 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (0.90%) Android
10 9 (0.90%) VMS
10 9 (0.90%) zOS
11 6 (0.60%) Windows 8
11 6 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (0.60%) Windows XP
12 4 (0.40%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.20%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.20%) CatOS
13 2 (0.20%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (16.03%) ITIL
2 112 (11.22%) Load Balancing
3 105 (10.52%) Network Design
4 74 (7.41%) Project Management
5 65 (6.51%) Migration
6 58 (5.81%) Information Security
7 46 (4.61%) Change Management
8 45 (4.51%) Kalman Filter
9 44 (4.41%) PRINCE2
10 42 (4.21%) SIEM
11 34 (3.41%) Mentoring
11 34 (3.41%) Network Management
12 32 (3.21%) Change Control
12 32 (3.21%) Service Delivery
13 29 (2.91%) Risk Management
14 28 (2.81%) TOGAF
15 27 (2.71%) ITSM
16 25 (2.51%) Incident Management
16 25 (2.51%) Stakeholder Management
17 23 (2.30%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (3.11%) SQL
2 13 (1.30%) PowerShell
3 9 (0.90%) Lisp
4 8 (0.80%) C
5 7 (0.70%) Python
6 6 (0.60%) Java
7 4 (0.40%) C#
7 4 (0.40%) Perl
7 4 (0.40%) VB
8 3 (0.30%) C++
9 2 (0.20%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.20%) PHP
10 1 (0.10%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.10%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 402 (40.28%) Cisco Certification
2 320 (32.06%) CCNP
3 166 (16.63%) Security Cleared
4 161 (16.13%) CCNA
5 127 (12.73%) SC Cleared
6 110 (11.02%) CCSE
7 102 (10.22%) CCSA
8 90 (9.02%) CCIE
9 76 (7.62%) CISSP
10 55 (5.51%) Degree
11 39 (3.91%) Check Point Certification
12 35 (3.51%) CISM
13 25 (2.51%) CCDP
14 20 (2.00%) CCSP
15 15 (1.50%) DV Cleared
15 15 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
15 15 (1.50%) Microsoft Certification
16 12 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 11 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 10 (1.00%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (4.01%) SLA
2 27 (2.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (2.20%) PCI DSS
4 10 (1.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (0.80%) Disclosure Scotland
5 8 (0.80%) QA
6 6 (0.60%) ISO27002
7 5 (0.50%) HIPAA
8 4 (0.40%) COBIT
8 4 (0.40%) GPG13
9 1 (0.10%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.10%) JSP 440
System Software
1 98 (9.82%) Active Directory
2 79 (7.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (2.81%) Hyper-V
4 23 (2.30%) ProxySG
4 23 (2.30%) vSphere
5 21 (2.10%) Snort
6 13 (1.30%) VMware ESX
7 12 (1.20%) XenServer
8 10 (1.00%) XenApp
9 9 (0.90%) ClearTrust
10 8 (0.80%) Firmware
11 5 (0.50%) vCloud
12 4 (0.40%) XenDesktop
13 3 (0.30%) ISA Server
13 3 (0.30%) NFS
13 3 (0.30%) Squid
14 2 (0.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 2 (0.20%) NLBS
14 2 (0.20%) Samba
14 2 (0.20%) Xen
Systems Management
1 46 (4.61%) FortiGate
2 23 (2.30%) Proventia
3 20 (2.00%) QRadar
4 18 (1.80%) SCCM
5 16 (1.60%) Cisco UCCX
6 12 (1.20%) Cisco CUCM
7 10 (1.00%) Backup Exec
7 10 (1.00%) CiscoWorks
7 10 (1.00%) Nexpose
8 9 (0.90%) CA Single Sign-On
9 8 (0.80%) WSUS
10 7 (0.70%) Nagios
10 7 (0.70%) Nessus
10 7 (0.70%) vRealize
10 7 (0.70%) WhatsUp Gold
11 5 (0.50%) OPNET
11 5 (0.50%) SmoothWall
12 4 (0.40%) EnCase
12 4 (0.40%) SCOM
13 3 (0.30%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 825 (82.67%) Cisco
2 349 (34.97%) Juniper
3 307 (30.76%) F5
4 171 (17.13%) Blue Coat
5 119 (11.92%) Microsoft
6 108 (10.82%) VMware
7 103 (10.32%) Palo Alto
8 102 (10.22%) Citrix
9 70 (7.01%) Nokia
10 68 (6.81%) HP
11 51 (5.11%) IBM
12 48 (4.81%) Intel Security
12 48 (4.81%) SolarWinds
13 44 (4.41%) Fortinet
14 38 (3.81%) Riverbed
15 34 (3.41%) Sourcefire
16 33 (3.31%) Avaya
17 30 (3.01%) Aruba
18 29 (2.91%) CA
18 29 (2.91%) Oracle
Guernsey, Channel Isles
Logix Resourcing
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 21 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Dome Recruitment
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Connectus
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
Colston Consulting
Rate: £500 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Qualserv
Rate: From £65,000 to £80,000 per annum To £110k + Package (To £80k Base)
Posted: 5 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £35 to £40 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Weymouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £270 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Essex
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £400 - £401 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Oxford
Spectrum IT
Rate: £29000 - £39000 per annum + 9mth FTC
Posted: 20 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey
Posted: 26 days ago
Leeds
Real Staffing
Rate: £325 - £425 per day
Posted: 26 days ago