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 21 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CheckPoint
Rank 196 274 256
Rank change year-on-year
+78 -18
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 613 366 380
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.07% 0.70% 0.74%
As % of the Vendors category 2.41% 1.52% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 379 194 188
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £245 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £483 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 13
Average hourly rate £33.50 £27.75 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.72% +26.13%
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 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+39.63% +6.73%

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
25422 24038 24478
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.55% 46.25% 47.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 14968 13682 12666
Average daily rate £388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1238 1190 1329
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 £10.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.40%

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 21 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 21 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 21 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 +75 568 £374 -1.64% 162
London +118 274 £400 - 68
South East +29 131 £375 +4.16% 36
City of London +58 85 £438 +9.37% 27
Berkshire +37 72 £370 +10.44% 13
South West -17 38 £215 +22.85% 6
North West -19 29 £330 -21.42% 9
Scotland -5 25 £320 -2.32% 4
East of England -10 25 £375 +17.18% 10
West Midlands -11 23 £400 -0.62% 15
Devon -3 22 £190 +8.57%
Buckinghamshire +7 20 £370 -17.77% 5
Exeter 0 20 £190 +8.57%
Milton Keynes +6 18 £373 -21.57% 2
Edinburgh +4 17 £400 - 2
East Midlands +9 16 £325 -18.75% 8
Yorkshire -6 16 £401 +18.22% 13
Cheshire +8 14 £315 -37.31% 3
Manchester -9 13 £360 +6.66% 5
Slough -2 12 £335 -21.17% 2
Surrey -11 12 £371 +3.12% 7
North East -27 10 £347 -
Nottinghamshire - 10 £288 - 5
Nottingham - 10 £288 - 5
Reading +20 9 £450 +275.00% 5
Shropshire -11 9 £410 +1.86% 1
Tyne and Wear -25 9 £347 -
Hampshire -25 9 £375 +7.14% 3
Kent +4 8 £425 - 4
Suffolk +2 8 £375 +26.05% 1

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 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.

1 955 (80.12%) Firewall
2 939 (78.78%) Cisco
3 457 (38.34%) Cisco Certification
4 358 (30.03%) Juniper
5 343 (28.78%) LAN
6 342 (28.69%) WAN
7 323 (27.10%) F5
8 312 (26.17%) Network Security
9 309 (25.92%) CCNP
10 297 (24.92%) Cisco ASA
11 273 (22.90%) OSPF
12 268 (22.48%) Windows
13 265 (22.23%) VPN
14 253 (21.22%) BGP
15 209 (17.53%) ITIL
16 203 (17.03%) Finance
17 199 (16.69%) Blue Coat
18 193 (16.19%) Cisco Nexus
19 182 (15.27%) VMware
20 180 (15.10%) CCNA
20 180 (15.10%) Load Balancing
21 178 (14.93%) Microsoft
22 174 (14.60%) DNS
23 172 (14.43%) MPLS
24 155 (13.00%) Telecoms
25 154 (12.92%) Security Cleared
26 146 (12.25%) HP
27 143 (12.00%) TCP/IP
28 131 (10.99%) SAN
29 130 (10.91%) Nokia

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 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 81 (6.80%) MS Exchange
2 64 (5.37%) SharePoint
3 37 (3.10%) IIS
4 34 (2.85%) Exchange Server 2010
5 28 (2.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 25 (2.10%) Apache
7 23 (1.93%) Lync
8 21 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2007
9 18 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2013
10 8 (0.67%) WebSphere
11 7 (0.59%) WebLogic
12 6 (0.50%) JBoss
13 5 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
14 4 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2003
15 3 (0.25%) Tomcat
15 3 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
16 1 (0.084%) OpenStack
16 1 (0.084%) IBM Notes
16 1 (0.084%) Lotus Domino
16 1 (0.084%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 84 (7.05%) MS Excel
2 56 (4.70%) MS Office
3 32 (2.68%) MS Visio
4 18 (1.51%) MS PowerPoint
5 16 (1.34%) MS Project
6 3 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.17%) S-PLUS
8 1 (0.084%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 8 (0.67%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.34%) SAP ERP
3 3 (0.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (0.17%) RMDS
5 1 (0.084%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.42%) Office 365
2 4 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.17%) IaaS
4 1 (0.084%) SaaS
4 1 (0.084%) PaaS
4 1 (0.084%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 955 (80.12%) Firewall
2 343 (28.78%) LAN
3 342 (28.69%) WAN
4 312 (26.17%) Network Security
5 297 (24.92%) Cisco ASA
6 273 (22.90%) OSPF
7 265 (22.23%) VPN
8 253 (21.22%) BGP
9 193 (16.19%) Cisco Nexus
10 174 (14.60%) DNS
11 172 (14.43%) MPLS
12 143 (12.00%) TCP/IP
13 131 (10.99%) SAN
14 118 (9.90%) Cisco PIX
15 115 (9.65%) Wireless
16 107 (8.98%) Internet
17 106 (8.89%) VLAN
18 101 (8.47%) IPsec
19 98 (8.22%) EIGRP
20 95 (7.97%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (4.19%) SQL Server
2 17 (1.43%) DB2
3 11 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (0.42%) MS Access
5 4 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (0.25%) Oracle OWB
6 3 (0.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.25%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (0.25%) MySQL
7 1 (0.084%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.084%) Big Data
7 1 (0.084%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.084%) 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 (0.084%) Introscope
General
1 203 (17.03%) Finance
2 155 (13.00%) Telecoms
3 93 (7.80%) Banking
4 39 (3.27%) Retail
5 29 (2.43%) Investment Banking
6 16 (1.34%) Financial Institution
6 16 (1.34%) Back Office
7 14 (1.17%) Legal
8 10 (0.84%) Spanish Language
9 7 (0.59%) Advertising
10 6 (0.50%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.42%) Law
11 5 (0.42%) Multimedia
11 5 (0.42%) Billing
12 3 (0.25%) Marketing
12 3 (0.25%) French Language
12 3 (0.25%) German Language
13 2 (0.17%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.17%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 430 (36.07%) Network Engineer
2 193 (16.19%) Security Engineer
3 138 (11.58%) Network Security Engineer
4 107 (8.98%) Analyst
5 85 (7.13%) Design Engineer
6 82 (6.88%) Consultant
7 68 (5.70%) Firewall Engineer
8 66 (5.54%) IP Engineer
8 66 (5.54%) Architect
9 59 (4.95%) Senior Network Engineer
10 58 (4.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 56 (4.70%) Cisco Engineer
12 46 (3.86%) Network Support
13 42 (3.52%) Support Engineer
13 42 (3.52%) Network Consultant
14 40 (3.36%) Security Consultant
14 40 (3.36%) Network Analyst
15 38 (3.19%) Cisco Network Engineer
16 34 (2.85%) Security Analyst
16 34 (2.85%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (2.35%) CSS
2 19 (1.59%) Regular Expression
3 16 (1.34%) .NET
4 14 (1.17%) XML
5 7 (0.59%) WAP
5 7 (0.59%) Middleware
6 4 (0.34%) CGI
7 3 (0.25%) WCF
7 3 (0.25%) MSMQ
8 2 (0.17%) SOAP
8 2 (0.17%) Web Services
8 2 (0.17%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.17%) WPF
8 2 (0.17%) Silverlight
8 2 (0.17%) LINQ
8 2 (0.17%) Reactive Extensions
8 2 (0.17%) Managed Extensibility Framework
8 2 (0.17%) Rendezvous
9 1 (0.084%) WebSphere MQ
9 1 (0.084%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 76 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (3.78%) Thin Client
2 45 (3.78%) Fat Client
3 42 (3.52%) Blackberry
4 33 (2.77%) Management Information System
4 33 (2.77%) Clustering
5 27 (2.27%) PKI
6 25 (2.10%) SecurID
7 19 (1.59%) NHS
8 14 (1.17%) Replication
9 12 (1.01%) Cryptography
9 12 (1.01%) Visualisation
9 12 (1.01%) User Experience
10 10 (0.84%) CESG
11 8 (0.67%) Mobile App
12 7 (0.59%) Hedge funds
12 7 (0.59%) Video Conferencing
12 7 (0.59%) Computer Science
13 6 (0.50%) Statistics
13 6 (0.50%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 268 (22.48%) Windows
2 111 (9.31%) Linux
3 86 (7.21%) UNIX
4 83 (6.96%) Windows Server 2008
5 62 (5.20%) Windows Server 2003
6 59 (4.95%) Solaris
7 47 (3.94%) Windows Server 2012
8 38 (3.19%) Windows 7
9 27 (2.27%) Windows XP
10 23 (1.93%) AIX
11 20 (1.68%) Oracle Linux
12 18 (1.51%) Windows 8
13 17 (1.43%) SUSE
14 16 (1.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 6 (0.50%) Windows 2000
16 5 (0.42%) Windows 2000 Server
17 3 (0.25%) Mac OS X
18 2 (0.17%) Android
18 2 (0.17%) VMS
18 2 (0.17%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 209 (17.53%) ITIL
2 180 (15.10%) Load Balancing
3 109 (9.14%) Network Design
4 97 (8.14%) Network Management
5 89 (7.47%) Migration
6 88 (7.38%) Project Management
7 76 (6.38%) Service Management
8 74 (6.21%) Change Management
9 73 (6.12%) Change Control
10 65 (5.45%) Network Monitoring
11 62 (5.20%) Network Architecture
12 52 (4.36%) Information Security
13 46 (3.86%) PRINCE2
14 42 (3.52%) Risk Management
14 42 (3.52%) Service Delivery
15 37 (3.10%) Risk Assessment
15 37 (3.10%) Incident Management
15 37 (3.10%) Kalman Filter
16 36 (3.02%) Problem Management
17 35 (2.94%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 72 (6.04%) SQL
2 17 (1.43%) Perl
2 17 (1.43%) PowerShell
3 12 (1.01%) VBScript
3 12 (1.01%) VB
4 11 (0.92%) C
5 8 (0.67%) Tcl
6 7 (0.59%) Java
7 4 (0.34%) C#
8 2 (0.17%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.17%) Ruby
8 2 (0.17%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 457 (38.34%) Cisco Certification
2 309 (25.92%) CCNP
3 180 (15.10%) CCNA
4 154 (12.92%) Security Cleared
5 119 (9.98%) CCSE
6 111 (9.31%) SC Cleared
7 106 (8.89%) CCIE
8 92 (7.72%) CCSA
9 89 (7.47%) CISSP
10 57 (4.78%) CCSP
11 48 (4.03%) Check Point Certification
12 44 (3.69%) Degree
13 34 (2.85%) CCDP
14 30 (2.52%) CISM
15 29 (2.43%) Microsoft Certification
16 26 (2.18%) ITIL Certification
17 21 (1.76%) MCSE
18 20 (1.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 16 (1.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 16 (1.34%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (3.78%) SLA
2 38 (3.19%) PCI DSS
3 22 (1.85%) QA
4 13 (1.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 10 (0.84%) JSP 440
6 5 (0.42%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.34%) COBIT
8 3 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.25%) GPG13
9 1 (0.084%) WCAG
9 1 (0.084%) WAI
9 1 (0.084%) BS15000
System Software
1 121 (10.15%) Active Directory
2 102 (8.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 72 (6.04%) ProxySG
4 58 (4.87%) vSphere
5 52 (4.36%) Hyper-V
6 36 (3.02%) XenApp
7 35 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
8 26 (2.18%) Snort
9 19 (1.59%) FreeRADIUS
10 18 (1.51%) NLBS
11 16 (1.34%) Xen
12 15 (1.26%) VMware ESX
12 15 (1.26%) Firmware
13 10 (0.84%) ISA Server
13 10 (0.84%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 9 (0.76%) XenDesktop
14 9 (0.76%) Terminal Services
14 9 (0.76%) Squid
15 7 (0.59%) Forefront TMG
16 6 (0.50%) UAG
Systems Management
1 36 (3.02%) FortiGate
2 28 (2.35%) SCCM
3 27 (2.27%) CA Spectrum
4 26 (2.18%) Cisco CUCM
5 20 (1.68%) WSUS
6 15 (1.26%) OpenView
7 14 (1.17%) CiscoWorks
7 14 (1.17%) WhatsUp Gold
8 13 (1.09%) OPNET
8 13 (1.09%) Cisco Prime
9 12 (1.01%) SCOM
10 10 (0.84%) McAfee ePO
11 9 (0.76%) SCOrch
12 8 (0.67%) Cisco UCCX
12 8 (0.67%) Cisco UCCE
13 7 (0.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 7 (0.59%) Netcool
14 6 (0.50%) SolarWinds Orion
14 6 (0.50%) EdgeSight
15 4 (0.34%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 939 (78.78%) Cisco
2 358 (30.03%) Juniper
3 323 (27.10%) F5
4 199 (16.69%) Blue Coat
5 182 (15.27%) VMware
6 178 (14.93%) Microsoft
7 146 (12.25%) HP
8 130 (10.91%) Nokia
9 125 (10.49%) Citrix
10 93 (7.80%) Fortinet
11 66 (5.54%) McAfee
12 61 (5.12%) SolarWinds
13 56 (4.70%) Oracle
14 53 (4.45%) Nortel
15 49 (4.11%) Sourcefire
16 45 (3.78%) Riverbed
17 40 (3.36%) Websense
18 33 (2.77%) TippingPoint
18 33 (2.77%) Avaya
18 33 (2.77%) IBM
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