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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CheckPoint
Rank 198 199 290
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +91
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 684 597 344
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.15% 1.06% 0.65%
As % of the Vendors category 2.63% 2.31% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 459 340 180
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £340
% change year-on-year
+10.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 5
Average hourly rate £27.00 £37.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.00% +134.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £21.84 £15.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.73 £42.00 £17.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £38.75 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-30.32% +134.84%

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
26014 25842 24426
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 43.82% 45.68% 46.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 15396 14442 13501
Average daily rate £400 £380 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £220 £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 1121 1109 1103
Average hourly rate £18.75 £18.60 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% -4.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.00 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -6.73%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 1 September 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 +3 628 £388 +3.33% 114
London +12 272 £425 +1.19% 55
South East -8 165 £375 - 24
City of London +5 68 £450 +9.09% 16
Berkshire -16 55 £388 -13.88% 8
Yorkshire -7 40 £375 +25.00% 8
South West +5 38 £338 +84.93% 7
West Midlands -1 30 £320 +4.48% 5
North West -15 28 £350 +20.68% 4
East of England -8 27 £444 +38.67% 6
Buckinghamshire +16 26 £475 +18.75% 4
Oxfordshire 0 24 £318 -2.15% 1
West Yorkshire -10 24 £350 -22.22% 4
Scotland +9 23 £401 +39.89% 3
Reading +2 22 £388 -13.88% 5
Manchester -5 22 £350 +37.25% 3
Leeds -11 22 £375 -16.66% 2
Wiltshire +14 19 £325 -4.41% 3
Surrey -6 19 £400 +6.66% 6
East Midlands -17 17 £325 -26.96% 5
Hampshire -20 17 £375 +9.48% 2
Wales -1 16 £445 -11.00% 3
West Sussex -4 15 £350 -31.70%
Milton Keynes +2 13 £400 - 4
South Wales -5 13 £438 -7.89% 3
Oxford -7 13 £315 -3.07%
Bristol +7 12 £325 - 3
Crawley +1 12 £350 -31.70%
Birmingham -2 12 £315 +12.50% 2
Edinburgh -6 12 £438 - 1

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 (80.83%) Cisco
2 974 (74.69%) Firewall
3 521 (39.95%) Cisco Certification
4 497 (38.11%) WAN
5 442 (33.90%) LAN
6 432 (33.13%) Juniper
7 406 (31.13%) Cisco ASA
8 400 (30.67%) F5
9 382 (29.29%) CCNP
10 352 (26.99%) Network Security
11 313 (24.00%) VPN
12 274 (21.01%) Windows
12 274 (21.01%) BGP
13 266 (20.40%) OSPF
14 262 (20.09%) MPLS
15 259 (19.86%) ITIL
16 249 (19.10%) Blue Coat
17 234 (17.94%) CCNA
18 231 (17.71%) Data Centre
19 198 (15.18%) Cisco Nexus
20 193 (14.80%) DNS
21 192 (14.72%) Finance
22 188 (14.42%) Load Balancing
23 183 (14.03%) Wireless
24 181 (13.88%) Security Cleared
25 173 (13.27%) SSL
26 169 (12.96%) VMware
27 165 (12.65%) TCP/IP
28 161 (12.35%) Citrix
29 151 (11.58%) Linux

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 85 (6.52%) MS Exchange
2 33 (2.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 26 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2010
4 17 (1.30%) SharePoint
5 16 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2007
5 16 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
6 14 (1.07%) IIS
7 10 (0.77%) Lync
8 9 (0.69%) WebSphere
9 8 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
10 5 (0.38%) MQSeries
11 4 (0.31%) SAS
11 4 (0.31%) WebLogic
11 4 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (0.23%) Tomcat
13 2 (0.15%) Apache
13 2 (0.15%) iPlanet
13 2 (0.15%) ArcGIS
14 1 (0.077%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 82 (6.29%) MS Excel
2 70 (5.37%) MS Office
3 40 (3.07%) MS Visio
4 37 (2.84%) MS PowerPoint
5 21 (1.61%) MS Project
6 5 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.38%) RMDS
3 4 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.23%) SAP CCM
4 3 (0.23%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.15%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.15%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.15%) BusinessWare
5 2 (0.15%) SAP R/3
5 2 (0.15%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.15%) Primavera
6 1 (0.077%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.077%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 14 (1.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (0.61%) PaaS
3 8 (0.61%) Office 365
4 6 (0.46%) SaaS
5 4 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.23%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.077%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 974 (74.69%) Firewall
2 497 (38.11%) WAN
3 442 (33.90%) LAN
4 406 (31.13%) Cisco ASA
5 352 (26.99%) Network Security
6 313 (24.00%) VPN
7 274 (21.01%) BGP
8 266 (20.40%) OSPF
9 262 (20.09%) MPLS
10 198 (15.18%) Cisco Nexus
11 193 (14.80%) DNS
12 183 (14.03%) Wireless
13 173 (13.27%) SSL
14 165 (12.65%) TCP/IP
15 140 (10.74%) BIG-IP
16 139 (10.66%) DHCP
17 135 (10.35%) IPsec
18 121 (9.28%) EIGRP
18 121 (9.28%) VoIP
19 117 (8.97%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (1.69%) SQL Server
2 10 (0.77%) Oracle Database
3 7 (0.54%) Oracle Exadata
3 7 (0.54%) Big Data
3 7 (0.54%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (0.38%) Relational Database
4 5 (0.38%) MySQL
5 4 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.15%) DB2 UDB
6 2 (0.15%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.15%) DB2
6 2 (0.15%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.077%) MS Access
7 1 (0.077%) EDMS
7 1 (0.077%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (1.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 8 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (0.54%) ERwin
4 5 (0.38%) Git (software)
4 5 (0.38%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.15%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.077%) GCC
General
1 192 (14.72%) Finance
2 118 (9.05%) Telecoms
3 57 (4.37%) Banking
4 22 (1.69%) Investment Banking
5 19 (1.46%) Retail
6 14 (1.07%) Manufacturing
6 14 (1.07%) Publishing
7 12 (0.92%) Advertising
8 9 (0.69%) Legal
8 9 (0.69%) Marketing
9 8 (0.61%) Financial Institution
10 7 (0.54%) Local Government
10 7 (0.54%) Spanish Language
11 6 (0.46%) Multimedia
12 5 (0.38%) Back Office
12 5 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.31%) Electronics
13 4 (0.31%) Billing
14 3 (0.23%) Games
14 3 (0.23%) Law
Job Titles
1 534 (40.95%) Network Engineer
2 192 (14.72%) Security Engineer
3 175 (13.42%) Analyst
4 123 (9.43%) Network Security Engineer
5 104 (7.98%) Architect
6 84 (6.44%) Senior Network Engineer
7 83 (6.37%) Consultant
8 59 (4.52%) Network Architect
9 57 (4.37%) Support Engineer
10 55 (4.22%) Security Analyst
11 54 (4.14%) Network Support
11 54 (4.14%) Firewall Engineer
12 51 (3.91%) Design Engineer
12 51 (3.91%) Network Analyst
13 48 (3.68%) Project Manager
14 46 (3.53%) Cisco Engineer
15 44 (3.37%) Infrastructure Architect
16 41 (3.14%) Network Design Engineer
17 35 (2.68%) Senior Analyst
18 32 (2.45%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (2.91%) 802.1X
2 22 (1.69%) CSS
2 22 (1.69%) Web Services
3 15 (1.15%) Middleware
4 11 (0.84%) .NET
5 9 (0.69%) WCF
6 8 (0.61%) XML
7 6 (0.46%) SOAP
8 5 (0.38%) XMPP
8 5 (0.38%) Rendezvous
9 4 (0.31%) REST
10 2 (0.15%) Reactive Extensions
10 2 (0.15%) Managed Extensibility Framework
10 2 (0.15%) Regular Expression
10 2 (0.15%) Silverlight
10 2 (0.15%) WAP
10 2 (0.15%) ASP.NET
10 2 (0.15%) MSMQ
11 1 (0.077%) JMS
11 1 (0.077%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 231 (17.71%) Data Centre
2 65 (4.98%) PKI
3 46 (3.53%) Analytical Skills
4 39 (2.99%) Blackberry
5 38 (2.91%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 30 (2.30%) Management Information System
6 30 (2.30%) Clustering
7 24 (1.84%) Video Conferencing
8 22 (1.69%) SecurID
9 20 (1.53%) Fat Client
9 20 (1.53%) Thin Client
10 19 (1.46%) NHS
11 13 (1.00%) Client/Server
12 11 (0.84%) Cryptography
13 9 (0.69%) e-Health
13 9 (0.69%) Smart Meter
14 8 (0.61%) Public Cloud
14 8 (0.61%) Replication
15 7 (0.54%) Biometrics
15 7 (0.54%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 274 (21.01%) Windows
2 151 (11.58%) Linux
3 85 (6.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 82 (6.29%) Windows 7
5 77 (5.90%) Windows Server 2003
6 72 (5.52%) UNIX
7 39 (2.99%) Solaris
8 21 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
9 20 (1.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 14 (1.07%) Oracle Linux
11 7 (0.54%) Windows XP
12 5 (0.38%) Debian
12 5 (0.38%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.31%) AIX
14 3 (0.23%) Windows 2000
14 3 (0.23%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.15%) zOS
15 2 (0.15%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.15%) VMS
15 2 (0.15%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 259 (19.86%) ITIL
2 188 (14.42%) Load Balancing
3 125 (9.59%) Project Management
4 118 (9.05%) Network Design
5 95 (7.29%) Kalman Filter
6 94 (7.21%) Migration
7 80 (6.13%) Change Control
8 76 (5.83%) PRINCE2
9 75 (5.75%) Service Management
10 69 (5.29%) Network Monitoring
11 65 (4.98%) Service Delivery
12 64 (4.91%) Network Management
13 63 (4.83%) SIEM
14 55 (4.22%) Change Management
15 46 (3.53%) Capacity Planning
16 45 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
17 44 (3.37%) Disaster Recovery
18 43 (3.30%) Information Security
18 43 (3.30%) Time Management
18 43 (3.30%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 70 (5.37%) SQL
2 17 (1.30%) Perl
3 15 (1.15%) VB
4 12 (0.92%) Python
4 12 (0.92%) C#
5 8 (0.61%) PHP
5 8 (0.61%) PowerShell
6 7 (0.54%) PL/SQL
7 6 (0.46%) Java
7 6 (0.46%) JavaScript
7 6 (0.46%) Tcl
7 6 (0.46%) C
8 5 (0.38%) Shell Script
8 5 (0.38%) Ruby
9 3 (0.23%) Lisp
9 3 (0.23%) C++
9 3 (0.23%) VBScript
10 1 (0.077%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 521 (39.95%) Cisco Certification
2 382 (29.29%) CCNP
3 234 (17.94%) CCNA
4 181 (13.88%) Security Cleared
5 119 (9.13%) CCSA
6 118 (9.05%) SC Cleared
7 113 (8.67%) CCSE
8 102 (7.82%) CCIE
9 76 (5.83%) CISSP
10 38 (2.91%) Check Point Certification
11 37 (2.84%) CISM
12 35 (2.68%) Degree
13 34 (2.61%) ITIL Certification
14 33 (2.53%) Microsoft Certification
15 31 (2.38%) CCDP
16 29 (2.22%) CCSP
17 27 (2.07%) CISMP
18 24 (1.84%) CCDA
18 24 (1.84%) CCENT
19 23 (1.76%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (4.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 41 (3.14%) QA
3 32 (2.45%) PCI DSS
4 31 (2.38%) SLA
5 20 (1.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 11 (0.84%) HIPAA
7 9 (0.69%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.15%) GPG13
9 1 (0.077%) TickIT
9 1 (0.077%) COBIT
9 1 (0.077%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 139 (10.66%) Active Directory
2 100 (7.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 63 (4.83%) ProxySG
4 62 (4.75%) vSphere
5 48 (3.68%) Hyper-V
6 37 (2.84%) XenApp
7 29 (2.22%) NLBS
8 21 (1.61%) Snort
9 18 (1.38%) Xen
10 14 (1.07%) XenDesktop
10 14 (1.07%) VMware ESXi
11 13 (1.00%) VMware ESX
11 13 (1.00%) XenServer
12 12 (0.92%) Squid
13 8 (0.61%) vCloud
14 7 (0.54%) BitLocker
14 7 (0.54%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 6 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
16 4 (0.31%) Firmware
16 4 (0.31%) UAG
Systems Management
1 54 (4.14%) FortiGate
2 39 (2.99%) Cisco CUCM
3 36 (2.76%) WSUS
4 34 (2.61%) CiscoWorks
5 19 (1.46%) SCCM
5 19 (1.46%) Cisco Prime
6 18 (1.38%) CA Spectrum
7 14 (1.07%) BladeLogic
7 14 (1.07%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 14 (1.07%) OpenView
7 14 (1.07%) Control-M
8 12 (0.92%) SolarWinds Orion
9 11 (0.84%) WhatsUp Gold
9 11 (0.84%) Backup Exec
10 10 (0.77%) AirWatch
11 9 (0.69%) Nagios
12 8 (0.61%) Cisco UCCX
12 8 (0.61%) Cacti
13 7 (0.54%) SCOM
14 6 (0.46%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1054 (80.83%) Cisco
2 432 (33.13%) Juniper
3 400 (30.67%) F5
4 249 (19.10%) Blue Coat
5 169 (12.96%) VMware
6 161 (12.35%) Citrix
7 137 (10.51%) Microsoft
8 125 (9.59%) Nokia
9 111 (8.51%) McAfee
10 110 (8.44%) HP
11 106 (8.13%) SolarWinds
12 103 (7.90%) Fortinet
13 72 (5.52%) Riverbed
14 67 (5.14%) TippingPoint
15 54 (4.14%) Symantec
16 53 (4.06%) Nortel
17 51 (3.91%) Avaya
18 46 (3.53%) Oracle
18 46 (3.53%) CA
19 40 (3.07%) Clearswift
Southampton, Hampshire
Arrows Group
Rate: £250 - £300 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 21 hours ago
Bristol
OCC Computer personnel
Rate: £50 per hour + overtime
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Proprius Recruitment
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harris Global
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
UK
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Yorkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £382.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Cititec
Rate: £500 - 600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
JM
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £475 - £525 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £370 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £400 to £470 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
ComputAppoint
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottingham
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago