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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CheckPoint
Rank 191 247 290
Rank change year-on-year
+56 +43
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 626 441 297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.17% 0.83% 0.63%
As % of the Vendors category 2.61% 1.85% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 371 277 127
Average daily rate
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£360 £378 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.63% +11.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £239 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £475 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 8 13
Average hourly rate £39.00 £28.75 £19.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.65% +46.49%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £30.00 £19.63
% change year-on-year
+30.00% +52.86%

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
23947 23780 22159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.90% 44.92% 46.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 13966 13494 11792
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £223 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1088 1048 1200
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.19 £11.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.49 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 29 May 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 +49 574 £363 -6.45% 141
London +31 217 £375 -6.25% 50
South East -5 114 £390 +11.42% 36
West Midlands +30 72 £340 -2.85% 13
City of London +19 66 £350 -12.50% 21
North West +35 59 £325 +44.44% 8
Birmingham +24 53 £340 -2.85% 7
Berkshire 0 51 £375 +15.38% 12
Manchester +34 44 £325 +18.18% 5
Scotland +30 31 £325 +1.96% 2
South West +12 31 £300 -7.69% 7
East of England +15 29 £350 +10.67% 17
North East +14 22 £368 +8.88%
Surrey +20 20 £400 +11.11% 9
Hampshire 0 20 £390 +14.70% 2
Tyne and Wear +11 19 £368 +8.88%
Newcastle upon Tyne +9 17 £368 +8.88%
East Midlands +8 17 £400 +6.66% 1
Bristol +17 15 £300 - 1
Yorkshire -29 13 £420 +4.93% 9
Maidenhead - 13 £398 - 2
Leeds -4 11 £420 +5.00% 6
West Yorkshire -7 11 £420 +5.00% 7
Wiltshire +7 10 £309 -10.18%
Renfrewshire - 10 £268 -
Erskine - 10 £268 -
Kent +7 9 £388 +5.08% 3
Hertfordshire -11 9 £360 +29.72% 9
Cambridgeshire - 9 £314 - 3
Shropshire -3 8 £400 -3.61%

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 1054 (83.92%) Cisco
2 920 (73.25%) Firewall
3 499 (39.73%) Cisco Certification
4 450 (35.83%) Juniper
5 440 (35.03%) F5
6 410 (32.64%) Cisco ASA
7 393 (31.29%) CCNP
8 366 (29.14%) WAN
9 346 (27.55%) Network Security
10 336 (26.75%) LAN
11 303 (24.12%) Blue Coat
12 281 (22.37%) OSPF
13 261 (20.78%) VPN
13 261 (20.78%) Windows
14 248 (19.75%) DNS
14 248 (19.75%) BGP
15 228 (18.15%) VMware
16 220 (17.52%) Finance
17 218 (17.36%) Data Centre
18 206 (16.40%) MPLS
19 202 (16.08%) ITIL
20 193 (15.37%) Cisco Nexus
21 188 (14.97%) Security Cleared
21 188 (14.97%) Load Balancing
22 181 (14.41%) Citrix
23 178 (14.17%) CCNA
24 171 (13.61%) Linux
25 164 (13.06%) Wireless
26 157 (12.50%) DHCP
27 152 (12.10%) VMware Infrastructure

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 40 (3.18%) MS Exchange
2 33 (2.63%) IIS
3 16 (1.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 15 (1.19%) Apache
5 14 (1.11%) SharePoint
5 14 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2013
6 10 (0.80%) Lync
7 8 (0.64%) WebSphere
8 7 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2007
8 7 (0.56%) IBM Notes
9 4 (0.32%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.32%) WebLogic
9 4 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.24%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.24%) SAS
11 1 (0.080%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.080%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.080%) Exchange Server 2000
11 1 (0.080%) JBoss
Applications
1 48 (3.82%) MS Excel
1 48 (3.82%) MS Office
2 44 (3.50%) MS Visio
3 20 (1.59%) MS PowerPoint
4 16 (1.27%) MS Project
5 3 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 23 (1.83%) RMDS
2 10 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.080%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.080%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.080%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 8 (0.64%) SaaS
2 6 (0.48%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (0.40%) PaaS
4 4 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.24%) Office 365
6 1 (0.080%) IaaS
6 1 (0.080%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.080%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 920 (73.25%) Firewall
2 410 (32.64%) Cisco ASA
3 366 (29.14%) WAN
4 346 (27.55%) Network Security
5 336 (26.75%) LAN
6 281 (22.37%) OSPF
7 261 (20.78%) VPN
8 248 (19.75%) DNS
8 248 (19.75%) BGP
9 206 (16.40%) MPLS
10 193 (15.37%) Cisco Nexus
11 164 (13.06%) Wireless
12 157 (12.50%) DHCP
13 151 (12.02%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 149 (11.86%) SSL
15 124 (9.87%) BIG-IP
15 124 (9.87%) Cisco IOS
16 120 (9.55%) TCP/IP
17 117 (9.32%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
18 95 (7.56%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (2.95%) SQL Server
2 19 (1.51%) Oracle Database
3 9 (0.72%) Relational Database
4 7 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
4 7 (0.56%) Big Data
4 7 (0.56%) MySQL
5 4 (0.32%) DB2
5 4 (0.32%) NoSQL
6 3 (0.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (0.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.24%) EDMS
6 3 (0.24%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.16%) OLTP
7 2 (0.16%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.080%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.080%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.080%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 7 (0.56%) ERwin
2 4 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (0.16%) MSI
General
1 220 (17.52%) Finance
2 110 (8.76%) Telecoms
3 69 (5.49%) Banking
4 24 (1.91%) Investment Banking
5 19 (1.51%) Retail
6 13 (1.04%) Manufacturing
7 10 (0.80%) Marketing
8 8 (0.64%) Financial Institution
9 7 (0.56%) Spanish Language
9 7 (0.56%) Advertising
10 6 (0.48%) Law
11 5 (0.40%) Electronics
12 4 (0.32%) Local Government
12 4 (0.32%) Back Office
12 4 (0.32%) Publishing
13 3 (0.24%) Legal
14 2 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.16%) Billing
14 2 (0.16%) Games
14 2 (0.16%) German Language
Job Titles
1 457 (36.39%) Network Engineer
2 174 (13.85%) Analyst
2 174 (13.85%) Security Engineer
3 122 (9.71%) Network Security Engineer
4 109 (8.68%) Consultant
5 100 (7.96%) Architect
6 84 (6.69%) Network Analyst
7 63 (5.02%) Security Analyst
8 60 (4.78%) Network Consultant
9 58 (4.62%) Design Engineer
9 58 (4.62%) Network Specialist
10 57 (4.54%) Senior Network Engineer
11 53 (4.22%) Support Engineer
11 53 (4.22%) Network Support
12 47 (3.74%) Security Specialist
13 44 (3.50%) Firewall Engineer
13 44 (3.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 42 (3.34%) Network Security Specialist
15 41 (3.26%) Network Architect
16 39 (3.11%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (1.83%) Rendezvous
2 19 (1.51%) Web Services
3 18 (1.43%) CSS
4 10 (0.80%) XML
4 10 (0.80%) Middleware
4 10 (0.80%) Regular Expression
5 9 (0.72%) SOAP
6 8 (0.64%) WCF
7 6 (0.48%) .NET
8 4 (0.32%) WAP
9 3 (0.24%) REST
9 3 (0.24%) Java EE
9 3 (0.24%) JSON
9 3 (0.24%) XSD
9 3 (0.24%) WSDL
10 2 (0.16%) JSP
10 2 (0.16%) ASP.NET
11 1 (0.080%) Application Packaging
11 1 (0.080%) JMS
11 1 (0.080%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 218 (17.36%) Data Centre
2 63 (5.02%) Analytical Skills
3 48 (3.82%) Fat Client
3 48 (3.82%) Thin Client
4 45 (3.58%) PKI
5 35 (2.79%) Clustering
5 35 (2.79%) Management Information System
6 34 (2.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 21 (1.67%) Blackberry
8 20 (1.59%) NHS
8 20 (1.59%) SecurID
9 19 (1.51%) Replication
10 13 (1.04%) Video Conferencing
11 11 (0.88%) Client/Server
12 10 (0.80%) Cryptography
13 9 (0.72%) Celerra
14 7 (0.56%) Public Cloud
15 6 (0.48%) e-Health
15 6 (0.48%) User Experience
15 6 (0.48%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 261 (20.78%) Windows
2 171 (13.61%) Linux
3 62 (4.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 62 (4.94%) UNIX
4 57 (4.54%) Windows 7
5 53 (4.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 41 (3.26%) Solaris
7 22 (1.75%) VMS
8 20 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (0.72%) Oracle Linux
11 6 (0.48%) AIX
12 5 (0.40%) Windows XP
13 4 (0.32%) Debian
13 4 (0.32%) Android
14 3 (0.24%) Windows Vista
14 3 (0.24%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.16%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.16%) SUSE
16 1 (0.080%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 202 (16.08%) ITIL
2 188 (14.97%) Load Balancing
3 103 (8.20%) Project Management
4 98 (7.80%) Migration
5 78 (6.21%) Change Management
6 73 (5.81%) Network Design
7 66 (5.25%) Network Management
8 64 (5.10%) Kalman Filter
8 64 (5.10%) Service Management
9 61 (4.86%) E-Commerce
10 57 (4.54%) Service Delivery
11 56 (4.46%) Change Control
12 53 (4.22%) PRINCE2
13 52 (4.14%) Network Monitoring
14 50 (3.98%) Network Architecture
15 46 (3.66%) SIEM
16 40 (3.18%) Information Security
17 36 (2.87%) Time Management
18 34 (2.71%) Risk Management
18 34 (2.71%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 57 (4.54%) SQL
2 28 (2.23%) C
3 17 (1.35%) Perl
4 10 (0.80%) Python
5 9 (0.72%) Shell Script
6 8 (0.64%) C#
7 7 (0.56%) PL/SQL
8 6 (0.48%) PowerShell
9 5 (0.40%) PHP
10 3 (0.24%) Tcl
10 3 (0.24%) Lisp
10 3 (0.24%) Java
11 2 (0.16%) VBScript
11 2 (0.16%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.080%) R
12 1 (0.080%) Ruby
12 1 (0.080%) VB
12 1 (0.080%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.080%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 499 (39.73%) Cisco Certification
2 393 (31.29%) CCNP
3 188 (14.97%) Security Cleared
4 178 (14.17%) CCNA
5 142 (11.31%) SC Cleared
6 131 (10.43%) CCSE
7 96 (7.64%) CISSP
8 87 (6.93%) CCIE
9 70 (5.57%) CCSA
10 42 (3.34%) Degree
11 28 (2.23%) CISM
12 26 (2.07%) CISMP
13 23 (1.83%) Microsoft Certification
13 23 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
14 22 (1.75%) Check Point Certification
14 22 (1.75%) CCDP
14 22 (1.75%) JNCIS
15 21 (1.67%) CCSP
16 16 (1.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 15 (1.19%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (3.58%) PCI DSS
2 42 (3.34%) QA
2 42 (3.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 26 (2.07%) SLA
4 15 (1.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 9 (0.72%) JSP 440
6 7 (0.56%) GPG13
7 2 (0.16%) COBIT
8 1 (0.080%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.080%) TickIT
8 1 (0.080%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 152 (12.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 134 (10.67%) Active Directory
3 79 (6.29%) vSphere
4 49 (3.90%) Hyper-V
5 48 (3.82%) ProxySG
6 34 (2.71%) XenApp
7 31 (2.47%) XenServer
8 20 (1.59%) VMware ESX
9 14 (1.11%) Snort
9 14 (1.11%) XenDesktop
10 12 (0.96%) NLBS
11 11 (0.88%) vCloud
11 11 (0.88%) Xen
11 11 (0.88%) Terminal Services
12 10 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
13 9 (0.72%) Squid
14 8 (0.64%) EMC RecoverPoint
15 6 (0.48%) ISA Server
15 6 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
16 4 (0.32%) UAG
Systems Management
1 36 (2.87%) FortiGate
2 32 (2.55%) CiscoWorks
3 22 (1.75%) SCCM
4 20 (1.59%) Cisco Prime
5 19 (1.51%) Cisco CUCM
6 16 (1.27%) OpenView
7 15 (1.19%) CA Spectrum
8 13 (1.04%) WSUS
9 11 (0.88%) AirWatch
10 10 (0.80%) Netcool
10 10 (0.80%) TrustSec
11 8 (0.64%) McAfee ePO
11 8 (0.64%) WhatsUp Gold
12 7 (0.56%) Cacti
12 7 (0.56%) BladeLogic
12 7 (0.56%) Nagios
12 7 (0.56%) Control-M
12 7 (0.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 6 (0.48%) OPNET
13 6 (0.48%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1054 (83.92%) Cisco
2 450 (35.83%) Juniper
3 440 (35.03%) F5
4 303 (24.12%) Blue Coat
5 228 (18.15%) VMware
6 181 (14.41%) Citrix
7 145 (11.54%) HP
8 123 (9.79%) SolarWinds
8 123 (9.79%) Microsoft
9 103 (8.20%) Fortinet
10 90 (7.17%) Nokia
11 87 (6.93%) McAfee
12 75 (5.97%) Infoblox
13 64 (5.10%) Riverbed
14 59 (4.70%) TippingPoint
15 54 (4.30%) Tufin
16 47 (3.74%) Oracle
16 47 (3.74%) IBM
17 45 (3.58%) CA
18 43 (3.42%) Imperva
Surrey
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
UK
2Source Talent
Rate: Up to £730 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Orgtel
Rate: £350 - £425 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Middlesex
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £220 - £240 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South Wales
ComputAppoint
Rate: £380 - £470 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £220 - £240 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £650 - 700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Interquest - Korus Group - Brighton
Rate: £500 - £600 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
Recital Consulting
Rate: £150 - £200 Per Day + Expenses
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £420 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Premier IT
Rate: NEG
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £360 per day
Posted: 4 days ago