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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CheckPoint
Rank 190 228 322
Rank change year-on-year
+38 +94
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 651 510 258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.16% 0.90% 0.53%
As % of the Vendors category 2.56% 1.98% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 382 298 117
Average daily rate
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£360 £365 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.36% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £224 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 12
Average hourly rate £40.00 £30.25 £19.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.23% +54.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £30.25 £19.63
% change year-on-year
+32.23% +54.14%

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
25415 25693 22778
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.47% 45.58% 46.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 14468 14335 12108
Average daily rate £400 £397 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.75% -0.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £223 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1091 1087 1211
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 £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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 +38 596 £363 -3.33% 161
London -8 189 £363 -9.37% 50
South East -18 135 £375 +7.14% 37
North West +38 69 £325 +18.18% 10
West Midlands +18 69 £340 -2.85% 10
City of London +9 55 £369 -7.81% 15
Berkshire -7 51 £363 +16.00% 14
Birmingham +24 46 £340 -2.85% 8
Manchester +24 44 £309 +7.39% 7
Surrey +24 41 £400 +11.11% 9
South West +13 41 £330 -7.04% 9
East of England +32 35 £400 +8.10% 13
Scotland +26 33 £325 +62.50% 4
Yorkshire -7 29 £401 - 25
Hampshire 0 25 £375 -4.76% 6
Bristol +14 20 £338 +12.50% 5
North East +22 18 £368 - 2
Reading -3 15 £294 +1.29% 3
Tyne and Wear - 15 £368 - 1
Wiltshire +17 14 £330 -8.96% 2
York +2 14 £413 +3.05% 2
North Yorkshire -6 14 £413 +3.05% 6
Newcastle upon Tyne - 14 £368 -
East Midlands +9 12 £400 - 3
South Yorkshire +3 11 £300 -
Buckinghamshire +3 11 £473 +18.12% 2
Maidenhead +15 10 £398 -6.47% 2
Hertfordshire +11 10 £375 +25.00% 5
Lancashire +10 10 £390 +85.71%
Shropshire -13 10 £400 -

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 1079 (82.87%) Cisco
2 956 (73.43%) Firewall
3 488 (37.48%) Cisco Certification
4 480 (36.87%) F5
5 441 (33.87%) Juniper
6 427 (32.80%) Cisco ASA
7 396 (30.41%) CCNP
8 361 (27.73%) Network Security
9 348 (26.73%) WAN
10 322 (24.73%) LAN
11 316 (24.27%) OSPF
12 312 (23.96%) Blue Coat
13 270 (20.74%) BGP
14 268 (20.58%) Windows
15 259 (19.89%) DNS
16 255 (19.59%) VPN
17 231 (17.74%) VMware
18 221 (16.97%) ITIL
19 212 (16.28%) Finance
20 204 (15.67%) Cisco Nexus
21 197 (15.13%) MPLS
22 191 (14.67%) Security Cleared
23 187 (14.36%) Load Balancing
24 180 (13.82%) Linux
25 169 (12.98%) CCNA
26 165 (12.67%) DHCP
27 161 (12.37%) Citrix
28 157 (12.06%) HP
29 154 (11.83%) Wireless
30 151 (11.60%) F5 BIG-IP LTM

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 37 (2.84%) IIS
2 33 (2.53%) MS Exchange
3 30 (2.30%) SharePoint
4 25 (1.92%) Apache
5 18 (1.38%) Lync
6 15 (1.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 11 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2010
8 7 (0.54%) Tomcat
8 7 (0.54%) IBM Notes
9 6 (0.46%) WebSphere
9 6 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (0.31%) OpenStack
10 4 (0.31%) JBoss
10 4 (0.31%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2007
12 2 (0.15%) SAS
13 1 (0.077%) IBM HTTP Server
13 1 (0.077%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.077%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 60 (4.61%) MS Excel
2 54 (4.15%) MS Office
3 27 (2.07%) MS Visio
4 19 (1.46%) MS PowerPoint
5 17 (1.31%) MS Project
6 1 (0.077%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 24 (1.84%) RMDS
2 11 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.31%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.077%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.077%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.077%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.077%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.54%) SaaS
2 6 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (0.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.38%) PaaS
4 2 (0.15%) Office 365
4 2 (0.15%) IaaS
4 2 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.077%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 956 (73.43%) Firewall
2 427 (32.80%) Cisco ASA
3 361 (27.73%) Network Security
4 348 (26.73%) WAN
5 322 (24.73%) LAN
6 316 (24.27%) OSPF
7 270 (20.74%) BGP
8 259 (19.89%) DNS
9 255 (19.59%) VPN
10 204 (15.67%) Cisco Nexus
11 197 (15.13%) MPLS
12 165 (12.67%) DHCP
13 154 (11.83%) Wireless
14 151 (11.60%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 131 (10.06%) SSL
16 124 (9.52%) Cisco IOS
17 122 (9.37%) TCP/IP
18 116 (8.91%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
19 114 (8.76%) BIG-IP
20 97 (7.45%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (3.46%) SQL Server
2 19 (1.46%) Oracle Database
3 10 (0.77%) DB2
4 9 (0.69%) Relational Database
5 7 (0.54%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (0.38%) Big Data
6 5 (0.38%) MySQL
7 4 (0.31%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.23%) NoSQL
8 3 (0.23%) EDMS
8 3 (0.23%) MS Access
8 3 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.15%) OLTP
9 2 (0.15%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.15%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.077%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 7 (0.54%) ERwin
2 4 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.23%) MSI
4 2 (0.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.077%) Introscope
5 1 (0.077%) JIRA
General
1 212 (16.28%) Finance
2 143 (10.98%) Telecoms
3 81 (6.22%) Banking
4 27 (2.07%) Investment Banking
5 20 (1.54%) Retail
6 11 (0.84%) Law
7 10 (0.77%) Manufacturing
8 9 (0.69%) Marketing
9 7 (0.54%) Financial Institution
10 6 (0.46%) Spanish Language
11 5 (0.38%) German Language
11 5 (0.38%) Local Government
12 4 (0.31%) French Language
12 4 (0.31%) Electronics
13 3 (0.23%) Back Office
13 3 (0.23%) Advertising
14 2 (0.15%) Legal
14 2 (0.15%) Multimedia
15 1 (0.077%) Billing
15 1 (0.077%) Games
Job Titles
1 487 (37.40%) Network Engineer
2 184 (14.13%) Security Engineer
3 170 (13.06%) Analyst
4 140 (10.75%) Network Security Engineer
5 119 (9.14%) Consultant
6 86 (6.61%) Network Analyst
7 83 (6.37%) Architect
8 70 (5.38%) Design Engineer
9 67 (5.15%) Network Consultant
10 64 (4.92%) Security Analyst
10 64 (4.92%) Senior Network Engineer
11 59 (4.53%) Network Support
12 58 (4.45%) Support Engineer
13 55 (4.22%) Network Specialist
14 53 (4.07%) Firewall Engineer
15 47 (3.61%) Security Specialist
16 46 (3.53%) Project Manager
17 45 (3.46%) Security Consultant
17 45 (3.46%) IP Engineer
18 43 (3.30%) Network Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (1.84%) Rendezvous
2 16 (1.23%) Web Services
2 16 (1.23%) Regular Expression
3 15 (1.15%) CSS
4 10 (0.77%) SOAP
5 9 (0.69%) WCF
6 8 (0.61%) WAP
6 8 (0.61%) .NET
6 8 (0.61%) XML
7 5 (0.38%) CGI
7 5 (0.38%) Middleware
8 3 (0.23%) Java EE
8 3 (0.23%) JSON
8 3 (0.23%) WSDL
8 3 (0.23%) XSD
8 3 (0.23%) ASP.NET
8 3 (0.23%) REST
9 2 (0.15%) LINQ
9 2 (0.15%) JSP
10 1 (0.077%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 80 (6.14%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (3.99%) Thin Client
2 52 (3.99%) Fat Client
3 36 (2.76%) PKI
3 36 (2.76%) Management Information System
4 35 (2.69%) Clustering
5 25 (1.92%) SecurID
6 21 (1.61%) Replication
7 18 (1.38%) NHS
7 18 (1.38%) Blackberry
8 17 (1.31%) Cryptography
9 14 (1.08%) Video Conferencing
10 8 (0.61%) Celerra
10 8 (0.61%) e-Health
10 8 (0.61%) Smart Meter
11 7 (0.54%) User Experience
12 6 (0.46%) Open Source
12 6 (0.46%) Enterprise Storage
12 6 (0.46%) Client/Server
13 5 (0.38%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 268 (20.58%) Windows
2 180 (13.82%) Linux
3 66 (5.07%) Windows Server 2008
4 65 (4.99%) UNIX
5 56 (4.30%) Windows Server 2003
6 47 (3.61%) Solaris
7 43 (3.30%) Windows 7
8 24 (1.84%) Windows Server 2012
9 22 (1.69%) VMS
10 19 (1.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 14 (1.08%) Windows XP
12 12 (0.92%) AIX
13 8 (0.61%) SUSE
13 8 (0.61%) Oracle Linux
14 6 (0.46%) Windows 8
14 6 (0.46%) Windows 2000
15 5 (0.38%) Android
16 3 (0.23%) Windows Vista
17 2 (0.15%) Mac OS
18 1 (0.077%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 221 (16.97%) ITIL
2 187 (14.36%) Load Balancing
3 123 (9.45%) Project Management
4 109 (8.37%) Migration
5 84 (6.45%) Network Management
6 80 (6.14%) Change Management
7 77 (5.91%) Network Design
8 72 (5.53%) Service Management
9 68 (5.22%) Service Delivery
10 63 (4.84%) E-Commerce
11 62 (4.76%) PRINCE2
12 61 (4.69%) Network Monitoring
13 60 (4.61%) Change Control
14 59 (4.53%) Network Architecture
15 58 (4.45%) Kalman Filter
16 47 (3.61%) Risk Management
17 42 (3.23%) Incident Management
18 41 (3.15%) Information Security
18 41 (3.15%) Programme Management
19 36 (2.76%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 58 (4.45%) SQL
2 33 (2.53%) C
3 15 (1.15%) Perl
4 13 (1.00%) Shell Script
5 9 (0.69%) C#
6 7 (0.54%) PowerShell
6 7 (0.54%) PL/SQL
7 5 (0.38%) Python
8 3 (0.23%) Tcl
8 3 (0.23%) Java
8 3 (0.23%) VBScript
9 2 (0.15%) VB
10 1 (0.077%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.077%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.077%) PHP
10 1 (0.077%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.077%) R
10 1 (0.077%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 488 (37.48%) Cisco Certification
2 396 (30.41%) CCNP
3 191 (14.67%) Security Cleared
4 169 (12.98%) CCNA
5 145 (11.14%) SC Cleared
6 136 (10.45%) CCSE
7 106 (8.14%) CISSP
8 84 (6.45%) CCIE
9 78 (5.99%) CCSA
10 53 (4.07%) Degree
11 38 (2.92%) CCSP
12 25 (1.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 24 (1.84%) CISM
14 22 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
15 21 (1.61%) CCDP
15 21 (1.61%) CISMP
16 18 (1.38%) Check Point Certification
17 16 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
18 15 (1.15%) PMP
18 15 (1.15%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (3.53%) QA
2 42 (3.23%) PCI DSS
3 29 (2.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 28 (2.15%) SLA
5 15 (1.15%) JSP 440
6 14 (1.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (0.54%) GPG13
8 2 (0.15%) COBIT
9 1 (0.077%) TickIT
9 1 (0.077%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.077%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 150 (11.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 114 (8.76%) Active Directory
3 76 (5.84%) vSphere
4 49 (3.76%) ProxySG
5 48 (3.69%) Hyper-V
6 27 (2.07%) XenApp
7 23 (1.77%) VMware ESX
8 22 (1.69%) XenServer
9 18 (1.38%) VMware ESXi
10 15 (1.15%) Squid
10 15 (1.15%) Terminal Services
11 14 (1.08%) Snort
12 10 (0.77%) XenDesktop
12 10 (0.77%) NLBS
12 10 (0.77%) UAG
13 9 (0.69%) vCloud
14 8 (0.61%) EMC RecoverPoint
14 8 (0.61%) FreeRADIUS
14 8 (0.61%) Xen
15 7 (0.54%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 48 (3.69%) FortiGate
2 35 (2.69%) CiscoWorks
3 22 (1.69%) SCCM
4 20 (1.54%) Cisco Prime
5 18 (1.38%) Cisco CUCM
5 18 (1.38%) CA Spectrum
6 17 (1.31%) OpenView
7 16 (1.23%) WhatsUp Gold
8 13 (1.00%) Netcool
9 12 (0.92%) McAfee ePO
10 10 (0.77%) WSUS
10 10 (0.77%) AirWatch
11 7 (0.54%) SCOM
12 6 (0.46%) OPNET
13 5 (0.38%) Puppet
13 5 (0.38%) DatAdvantage
14 4 (0.31%) Cacti
14 4 (0.31%) Cisco UCCX
14 4 (0.31%) EMC NetWorker
14 4 (0.31%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 1079 (82.87%) Cisco
2 480 (36.87%) F5
3 441 (33.87%) Juniper
4 312 (23.96%) Blue Coat
5 231 (17.74%) VMware
6 161 (12.37%) Citrix
7 157 (12.06%) HP
8 139 (10.68%) Microsoft
9 126 (9.68%) SolarWinds
10 121 (9.29%) Fortinet
11 101 (7.76%) McAfee
12 91 (6.99%) Nokia
13 78 (5.99%) Infoblox
14 70 (5.38%) Riverbed
15 60 (4.61%) TippingPoint
16 55 (4.22%) Tufin
17 48 (3.69%) IBM
17 48 (3.69%) Oracle
18 43 (3.30%) CA
19 41 (3.15%) EMC
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2Source Talent
Rate: Up to £730 per day
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Austin Fraser
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North West England
Orgtel
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
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Lorien Resourcing
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Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Interaction Recruitment PLC
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DCL Search & Selection
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Lorien Resourcing
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Reed Professional Services
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
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Orgtel
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Energon Global
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