The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors currently tracked.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CheckPoint
Rank 226 305 197
Rank change year-on-year
+79 -108
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 509 260 545
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.90% 0.54% 0.90%
As % of the Vendors category 1.97% 1.16% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 299 120 286
Average daily rate £368 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.07% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £240 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £338
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -8.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 26
Average hourly rate £30.25 £19.63 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.14% -37.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.15 £19.63 £17.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.25 £19.63 £31.25
% change year-on-year
+54.14% -37.20%
Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
25818 22455 27837
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.86% 47.05% 45.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 14474 11940 14191
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1103 1186 1344
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +50 476 £375 +15.38% 101
London +73 203 £400 +9.58% 43
South East +64 133 £350 +12.90% 26
City of London +22 69 £400 +23.07% 13
Berkshire +37 67 £319 +8.51% 8
West Midlands +5 33 £350 -4.76% 5
South West -4 33 £350 +16.66% 4
Reading +17 27 £300 -11.43% 4
East of England -19 22 £345 -8.00% 7
Surrey +4 20 £360 +16.12% 3
Yorkshire -19 19 £401 +33.50% 8
Hampshire +10 16 £425 +47.82% 2
North West -16 15 £275 +120.00% 6
North Yorkshire +7 14 £401 +33.50% 1
Manchester -8 14 £288 +130.00% 3
Wales - 14 £338 - 4
South Wales - 14 £338 - 4
York - 14 £401 - 1
Gloucestershire +15 13 £450 - 1
Shropshire +1 13 £400 -23.07%
Telford +4 11 £400 -23.07%
Buckinghamshire -9 11 £400 - 4
Hertfordshire -5 9 £300 -25.00% 1
Essex - 9 £400 -
Milton Keynes - 9 £400 - 3
Birmingham -3 8 £350 -11.94% 2
Scotland -11 8 £200 -33.33% 3
East Midlands -17 8 - - 1
Bracknell - 8 £345 -
Colchester - 8 £400 -

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 663 (75.51%) Cisco
2 651 (74.15%) Firewall
3 353 (40.21%) Cisco Certification
4 261 (29.73%) Juniper
5 255 (29.04%) CCNP
6 251 (28.59%) Cisco ASA
7 241 (27.45%) WAN
8 238 (27.11%) Network Security
9 222 (25.28%) Windows
10 219 (24.94%) F5
11 202 (23.01%) LAN
12 168 (19.13%) VPN
12 168 (19.13%) BGP
13 159 (18.11%) OSPF
14 154 (17.54%) MPLS
15 152 (17.31%) Blue Coat
16 151 (17.20%) Microsoft
17 143 (16.29%) Cisco Nexus
18 139 (15.83%) ITIL
19 133 (15.15%) Finance
20 131 (14.92%) VMware
21 128 (14.58%) DNS
22 121 (13.78%) Active Directory
23 115 (13.10%) Security Cleared
24 109 (12.41%) VoIP
25 107 (12.19%) Banking
26 106 (12.07%) McAfee
27 102 (11.62%) HP
28 99 (11.28%) Cisco IOS
29 93 (10.59%) TCP/IP

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 59 (6.72%) MS Exchange
2 34 (3.87%) Exchange Server 2010
3 29 (3.30%) IIS
4 21 (2.39%) SharePoint
5 20 (2.28%) Apache
6 19 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2007
7 10 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2003
8 6 (0.68%) Lync
9 5 (0.57%) Tomcat
9 5 (0.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 5 (0.57%) CMS
10 4 (0.46%) WebSphere
10 4 (0.46%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.23%) Documentum
11 2 (0.23%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.23%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.23%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 2 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (0.11%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 37 (4.21%) MS Excel
2 21 (2.39%) MS Office
3 9 (1.03%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.57%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (1.03%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.23%) Tridion
4 1 (0.11%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.57%) Office 365
2 4 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.11%) SaaS
4 1 (0.11%) PaaS
4 1 (0.11%) IaaS
4 1 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 651 (74.15%) Firewall
2 251 (28.59%) Cisco ASA
3 241 (27.45%) WAN
4 238 (27.11%) Network Security
5 202 (23.01%) LAN
6 168 (19.13%) VPN
6 168 (19.13%) BGP
7 159 (18.11%) OSPF
8 154 (17.54%) MPLS
9 143 (16.29%) Cisco Nexus
10 128 (14.58%) DNS
11 109 (12.41%) VoIP
12 99 (11.28%) Cisco IOS
13 93 (10.59%) TCP/IP
14 84 (9.57%) BIG-IP
15 83 (9.45%) Cisco PIX
16 78 (8.88%) Wireless
17 72 (8.20%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 68 (7.74%) DHCP
19 63 (7.18%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (3.08%) SQL Server
2 8 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (0.46%) Ingres
4 4 (0.46%) DB2
5 3 (0.34%) MySQL
5 3 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.23%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.11%) KDB
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.11%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.11%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (0.80%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (0.34%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.11%) JUnit
3 1 (0.11%) MSI
3 1 (0.11%) JIRA
3 1 (0.11%) JMeter
General
1 133 (15.15%) Finance
2 107 (12.19%) Banking
3 80 (9.11%) Telecoms
4 32 (3.64%) Investment Banking
5 18 (2.05%) Back Office
6 16 (1.82%) Financial Institution
7 14 (1.59%) Retail
8 10 (1.14%) Legal
8 10 (1.14%) French Language
8 10 (1.14%) German Language
9 6 (0.68%) Local Government
9 6 (0.68%) Japanese Language
10 5 (0.57%) Retail Banking
11 4 (0.46%) Games
11 4 (0.46%) Italian Language
12 3 (0.34%) Advertising
12 3 (0.34%) Law
13 2 (0.23%) Billing
13 2 (0.23%) Front Office
13 2 (0.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 311 (35.42%) Network Engineer
2 169 (19.25%) Security Engineer
3 122 (13.90%) Analyst
4 111 (12.64%) Network Security Engineer
5 76 (8.66%) Architect
6 61 (6.95%) Cisco Engineer
7 60 (6.83%) Security Analyst
8 50 (5.69%) Network Analyst
9 49 (5.58%) Network Architect
10 46 (5.24%) Network Support
11 44 (5.01%) Consultant
12 43 (4.90%) Support Engineer
13 42 (4.78%) Firewall Engineer
14 37 (4.21%) Network Specialist
15 34 (3.87%) Senior Network Engineer
16 33 (3.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
17 31 (3.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 31 (3.53%) Network Support Engineer
18 30 (3.42%) Senior Analyst
19 29 (3.30%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (2.73%) CSS
2 12 (1.37%) .NET
3 8 (0.91%) XML
4 5 (0.57%) Web Services
5 4 (0.46%) SOAP
6 3 (0.34%) Reactive Extensions
6 3 (0.34%) Managed Extensibility Framework
6 3 (0.34%) WCF
6 3 (0.34%) Silverlight
7 2 (0.23%) J2EE
8 1 (0.11%) wxWidgets
8 1 (0.11%) WAP
8 1 (0.11%) Classic ASP
8 1 (0.11%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.11%) COM
8 1 (0.11%) CORBA
8 1 (0.11%) Middleware
8 1 (0.11%) Ruby on Rails
8 1 (0.11%) XMPP
8 1 (0.11%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 37 (4.21%) Thin Client
1 37 (4.21%) Fat Client
2 19 (2.16%) Management Information System
3 14 (1.59%) Statistics
3 14 (1.59%) NHS
4 11 (1.25%) e-Health
5 10 (1.14%) Cryptography
5 10 (1.14%) PKI
6 9 (1.03%) Blackberry
7 5 (0.57%) SecurID
7 5 (0.57%) Clustering
8 4 (0.46%) Mathematics
8 4 (0.46%) Social Media
8 4 (0.46%) Hedge funds
9 3 (0.34%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.34%) Mainframe
9 3 (0.34%) CLARiiON
10 2 (0.23%) Firmware
10 2 (0.23%) Smartcard
10 2 (0.23%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 222 (25.28%) Windows
2 89 (10.14%) Linux
3 72 (8.20%) UNIX
4 69 (7.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 53 (6.04%) Windows Server 2003
6 37 (4.21%) Windows 7
7 18 (2.05%) Windows XP
8 17 (1.94%) Solaris
9 15 (1.71%) VMS
9 15 (1.71%) AIX
10 9 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (0.91%) Windows 2000
11 8 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (0.68%) Windows Vista
13 5 (0.57%) CentOS
14 4 (0.46%) Debian
14 4 (0.46%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.34%) NetWare
16 2 (0.23%) SUSE
16 2 (0.23%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (15.83%) ITIL
2 67 (7.63%) Load Balancing
3 58 (6.61%) Network Design
4 57 (6.49%) Project Management
5 53 (6.04%) Network Management
6 44 (5.01%) Migration
7 43 (4.90%) Service Management
8 39 (4.44%) Change Management
9 37 (4.21%) PRINCE2
9 37 (4.21%) Incident Management
10 36 (4.10%) Problem Management
10 36 (4.10%) Security Architecture
11 31 (3.53%) Service Delivery
12 30 (3.42%) E-Commerce
12 30 (3.42%) Network Monitoring
13 28 (3.19%) Risk Management
14 26 (2.96%) WAN Optimisation
15 24 (2.73%) Information Security
16 21 (2.39%) Root Cause Analysis
17 19 (2.16%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 44 (5.01%) SQL
2 20 (2.28%) C
3 8 (0.91%) C#
3 8 (0.91%) Perl
4 7 (0.80%) Java
5 6 (0.68%) PowerShell
6 4 (0.46%) VBScript
6 4 (0.46%) VB.NET
7 3 (0.34%) Python
8 1 (0.11%) R
8 1 (0.11%) C-shell
8 1 (0.11%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.11%) PHP
8 1 (0.11%) C++
8 1 (0.11%) COBOL
8 1 (0.11%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.11%) Tcl
8 1 (0.11%) Lisp
8 1 (0.11%) Korn
8 1 (0.11%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 353 (40.21%) Cisco Certification
2 255 (29.04%) CCNP
3 115 (13.10%) Security Cleared
4 92 (10.48%) CCNA
5 91 (10.36%) SC Cleared
6 88 (10.02%) CCIE
7 70 (7.97%) CCSE
8 61 (6.95%) CISSP
9 44 (5.01%) CCSA
10 32 (3.64%) CISM
11 29 (3.30%) Degree
11 29 (3.30%) CCDP
12 24 (2.73%) CCSP
13 23 (2.62%) Microsoft Certification
14 21 (2.39%) Check Point Certification
15 19 (2.16%) ITIL Certification
16 16 (1.82%) CCVP
17 15 (1.71%) MCSA
18 12 (1.37%) MCSE
19 11 (1.25%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (4.21%) SLA
2 23 (2.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (2.16%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.68%) QA
5 5 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 3 (0.34%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.23%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.11%) GPG13
8 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.11%) TickIT
8 1 (0.11%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.11%) COBIT
System Software
1 121 (13.78%) Active Directory
2 87 (9.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (3.64%) ProxySG
4 22 (2.51%) XenApp
5 19 (2.16%) vSphere
6 14 (1.59%) UAG
7 12 (1.37%) ISA Server
7 12 (1.37%) Hyper-V
7 12 (1.37%) Forefront TMG
8 10 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (1.03%) Squid
9 9 (1.03%) VMware ESX
10 8 (0.91%) Terminal Services
11 5 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (0.46%) XenServer
12 4 (0.46%) XenDesktop
13 2 (0.23%) Samba
13 2 (0.23%) Snort
13 2 (0.23%) Xen
13 2 (0.23%) KVM
Systems Management
1 25 (2.85%) Cisco CUCM
2 23 (2.62%) CiscoWorks
3 21 (2.39%) Cisco UCCX
4 20 (2.28%) SCCM
5 17 (1.94%) FortiGate
6 16 (1.82%) NetBackup
6 16 (1.82%) Norton AntiVirus
6 16 (1.82%) Cisco UCCE
7 14 (1.59%) McAfee ePO
7 14 (1.59%) SCOM
8 12 (1.37%) WSUS
9 8 (0.91%) Backup Exec
10 7 (0.80%) OpenView
10 7 (0.80%) Netcool
11 5 (0.57%) WhatsUp Gold
11 5 (0.57%) CA Spectrum
11 5 (0.57%) DameWare
11 5 (0.57%) OVSD
12 4 (0.46%) WMI
12 4 (0.46%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 663 (75.51%) Cisco
2 261 (29.73%) Juniper
3 219 (24.94%) F5
4 152 (17.31%) Blue Coat
5 151 (17.20%) Microsoft
6 131 (14.92%) VMware
7 106 (12.07%) McAfee
8 102 (11.62%) HP
9 87 (9.91%) Citrix
10 57 (6.49%) Nokia
11 48 (5.47%) Fortinet
12 47 (5.35%) SolarWinds
13 42 (4.78%) Avaya
14 36 (4.10%) Symantec
15 35 (3.99%) Nortel
16 31 (3.53%) Gemalto
17 28 (3.19%) Cyber-Ark
18 27 (3.08%) Riverbed
19 26 (2.96%) Websense
19 26 (2.96%) Infoblox
South West London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 13 hours ago
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £340 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Artemis Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Eames Consulting
Rate: From £550 to £650 per day Initial 6 month contract, very likely to ext
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands (County)
Harris Global
Rate: Up to £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum + NEG
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Progressive Recruitment
Posted: 9 days ago
Surrey
Progressive Recruitment
Posted: 10 days ago
Cardiff
CPS Group
Rate: £100 - £150 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Posted: 13 days ago
West Midlands
Jumar Solutions
Posted: 13 days ago
Sheffield
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum + NEG
Posted: 13 days ago
East Riding of Yorkshire
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum + £400
Posted: 16 days ago