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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CheckPoint
Rank 194 285 229
Rank change year-on-year
+91 -56
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 623 355 498
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.08% 0.67% 0.86%
As % of the Vendors category 2.36% 1.44% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 367 184 211
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 29
Average hourly rate £28.75 £24.25 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.55% -21.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.91 £15.56 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £37.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 £31.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+3.96% +1.61%

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
26411 24620 26895
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.85% 46.66% 46.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 14970 13786 13658
Average daily rate £388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
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 1179 1110 1356
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-0.18% +2.70%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +92 592 £375 +7.14% 126
London +133 255 £425 +13.33% 55
South East +51 143 £375 -3.22% 28
City of London +91 84 £425 +6.25% 20
Berkshire +25 71 £450 +26.31% 6
West Midlands +2 45 £316 -9.64% 11
East of England -9 37 £350 +12.90% 5
Hampshire +5 28 £340 +5.42% 1
South West -26 27 £190 -10.58% 10
East Midlands +14 25 £440 +37.50%
Surrey +7 23 £375 -6.25% 5
North West -16 19 £300 -7.69% 4
Birmingham +12 18 £313 -3.10% 5
Yorkshire -4 18 £379 -2.19% 9
Shropshire -6 15 £320 -14.66% 1
Nottingham +26 13 £450 +69.81%
Nottinghamshire +18 13 £450 +69.81%
Telford -4 13 £320 -20.49% 1
Southampton -4 12 £340 +25.92%
Bedfordshire -5 12 £338 +12.50% 2
Manchester -6 12 £375 +25.00% 1
Reading +18 10 £450 - 4
Scotland -9 10 £288 -23.22% 1
West Yorkshire 0 9 £475 +10.46% 6
Ipswich +4 8 £375 +66.66%
Suffolk +3 8 £375 +36.36%
Kent +3 8 £400 -23.80% 10
Bracknell +2 8 £470 -
Leeds 0 8 £475 +10.46% 4
Buckinghamshire -3 8 £358 +27.67% 3

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 843 (78.71%) Firewall
2 834 (77.87%) Cisco
3 422 (39.40%) Cisco Certification
4 345 (32.21%) Juniper
5 315 (29.41%) Network Security
6 292 (27.26%) LAN
7 285 (26.61%) CCNP
8 282 (26.33%) WAN
9 280 (26.14%) F5
10 270 (25.21%) Cisco ASA
11 243 (22.69%) Windows
12 234 (21.85%) VPN
13 226 (21.10%) OSPF
14 204 (19.05%) Blue Coat
15 203 (18.95%) BGP
16 200 (18.67%) Finance
17 188 (17.55%) Cisco Nexus
18 185 (17.27%) ITIL
19 175 (16.34%) DNS
20 169 (15.78%) Microsoft
21 166 (15.50%) Load Balancing
22 162 (15.13%) VMware
23 153 (14.29%) Security Cleared
24 145 (13.54%) MPLS
25 134 (12.51%) CCNA
26 132 (12.32%) HP
27 129 (12.04%) Telecoms
28 122 (11.39%) Citrix
29 121 (11.30%) TCP/IP
29 121 (11.30%) CCSE

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 75 (7.00%) MS Exchange
2 46 (4.30%) SharePoint
3 38 (3.55%) IIS
4 30 (2.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 29 (2.71%) Apache
6 28 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2010
7 18 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2007
8 15 (1.40%) Lync
9 10 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
10 9 (0.84%) WebSphere
10 9 (0.84%) WebLogic
11 5 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2003
12 3 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.093%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (0.093%) Exchange Server 2000
13 1 (0.093%) CMS
13 1 (0.093%) IBM Notes
13 1 (0.093%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 74 (6.91%) MS Excel
2 60 (5.60%) MS Office
3 29 (2.71%) MS Visio
4 19 (1.77%) MS PowerPoint
4 19 (1.77%) MS Project
5 3 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.093%) Windchill
6 1 (0.093%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 5 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.28%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.093%) assyst
3 1 (0.093%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.093%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.56%) Office 365
2 3 (0.28%) SaaS
2 3 (0.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.19%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 843 (78.71%) Firewall
2 315 (29.41%) Network Security
3 292 (27.26%) LAN
4 282 (26.33%) WAN
5 270 (25.21%) Cisco ASA
6 234 (21.85%) VPN
7 226 (21.10%) OSPF
8 203 (18.95%) BGP
9 188 (17.55%) Cisco Nexus
10 175 (16.34%) DNS
11 145 (13.54%) MPLS
12 121 (11.30%) TCP/IP
13 118 (11.02%) Cisco IOS
14 113 (10.55%) Cisco PIX
14 113 (10.55%) BIG-IP
15 108 (10.08%) SAN
16 97 (9.06%) VoIP
16 97 (9.06%) Wireless
17 96 (8.96%) VLAN
18 90 (8.40%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (4.11%) SQL Server
2 12 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
2 12 (1.12%) DB2
3 5 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (0.28%) Oracle OWB
5 2 (0.19%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.19%) Oracle Exadata
5 2 (0.19%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (0.19%) MySQL
5 2 (0.19%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.093%) Ingres
6 1 (0.093%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.093%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.093%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 7 (0.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 5 (0.47%) MSI
3 3 (0.28%) Metasploit
General
1 200 (18.67%) Finance
2 129 (12.04%) Telecoms
3 88 (8.22%) Banking
4 33 (3.08%) Retail
5 28 (2.61%) Investment Banking
6 21 (1.96%) Back Office
7 19 (1.77%) Financial Institution
8 11 (1.03%) Legal
9 8 (0.75%) Spanish Language
10 7 (0.65%) Advertising
11 5 (0.47%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.37%) Publishing
12 4 (0.37%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.37%) Billing
13 3 (0.28%) International Banking
13 3 (0.28%) Multimedia
13 3 (0.28%) French Language
14 2 (0.19%) Local Government
14 2 (0.19%) Corporate Banking
15 1 (0.093%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 376 (35.11%) Network Engineer
2 199 (18.58%) Security Engineer
3 144 (13.45%) Network Security Engineer
4 101 (9.43%) Analyst
5 87 (8.12%) Consultant
6 72 (6.72%) Design Engineer
7 70 (6.54%) Cisco Engineer
8 65 (6.07%) IP Engineer
9 61 (5.70%) Firewall Engineer
10 58 (5.42%) Network Consultant
11 56 (5.23%) Architect
12 53 (4.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 51 (4.76%) Network Support
14 49 (4.58%) Cisco Network Engineer
15 48 (4.48%) Senior Network Engineer
15 48 (4.48%) Support Engineer
16 47 (4.39%) Security Consultant
17 40 (3.73%) Network Analyst
17 40 (3.73%) Network Specialist
18 36 (3.36%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (2.80%) CSS
2 14 (1.31%) Regular Expression
3 12 (1.12%) .NET
4 5 (0.47%) XML
4 5 (0.47%) Middleware
5 4 (0.37%) WAP
6 2 (0.19%) WCF
6 2 (0.19%) WPF
7 1 (0.093%) JSP
7 1 (0.093%) SOAP
7 1 (0.093%) Web Services
7 1 (0.093%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.093%) COM
7 1 (0.093%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (0.093%) Silverlight
7 1 (0.093%) Reactive Extensions
7 1 (0.093%) Managed Extensibility Framework
Miscellaneous
1 62 (5.79%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (5.23%) Thin Client
2 56 (5.23%) Fat Client
3 43 (4.01%) Blackberry
4 37 (3.45%) Management Information System
5 27 (2.52%) Clustering
6 22 (2.05%) PKI
7 17 (1.59%) SecurID
7 17 (1.59%) NHS
8 12 (1.12%) Cryptography
9 11 (1.03%) Visualisation
9 11 (1.03%) User Experience
10 9 (0.84%) Statistics
10 9 (0.84%) CESG
11 8 (0.75%) Firmware
11 8 (0.75%) Replication
12 6 (0.56%) Hedge funds
12 6 (0.56%) Computer Science
12 6 (0.56%) Video Conferencing
13 5 (0.47%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 243 (22.69%) Windows
2 108 (10.08%) Linux
3 74 (6.91%) Windows Server 2008
4 66 (6.16%) UNIX
4 66 (6.16%) Windows Server 2003
5 41 (3.83%) Solaris
6 37 (3.45%) Windows 7
7 32 (2.99%) Windows Server 2012
8 18 (1.68%) AIX
9 17 (1.59%) Windows XP
10 12 (1.12%) Oracle Linux
10 12 (1.12%) SUSE
11 9 (0.84%) Windows 8
12 6 (0.56%) Windows 2000
13 4 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.28%) VMS
15 2 (0.19%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.19%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.19%) Debian
16 1 (0.093%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (17.27%) ITIL
2 166 (15.50%) Load Balancing
3 100 (9.34%) Network Management
4 87 (8.12%) Network Design
5 73 (6.82%) Migration
5 73 (6.82%) Service Management
6 62 (5.79%) Project Management
7 60 (5.60%) Change Control
8 51 (4.76%) Change Management
9 48 (4.48%) PRINCE2
10 47 (4.39%) Mentoring
11 44 (4.11%) Network Architecture
12 42 (3.92%) Information Security
13 41 (3.83%) Service Delivery
14 40 (3.73%) Network Monitoring
15 38 (3.55%) Kalman Filter
16 32 (2.99%) E-Commerce
17 30 (2.80%) Incident Management
18 29 (2.71%) Risk Management
19 27 (2.52%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 68 (6.35%) SQL
2 15 (1.40%) C
2 15 (1.40%) Perl
3 12 (1.12%) PowerShell
4 11 (1.03%) VBScript
5 10 (0.93%) VB
6 8 (0.75%) Java
7 7 (0.65%) Tcl
8 3 (0.28%) C#
9 2 (0.19%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.19%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 422 (39.40%) Cisco Certification
2 285 (26.61%) CCNP
3 153 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 134 (12.51%) CCNA
5 121 (11.30%) CCSE
6 118 (11.02%) SC Cleared
7 111 (10.36%) CCIE
8 97 (9.06%) CISSP
9 74 (6.91%) CCSA
10 57 (5.32%) CCSP
10 57 (5.32%) Check Point Certification
11 36 (3.36%) CCDP
12 29 (2.71%) CISM
12 29 (2.71%) Microsoft Certification
13 27 (2.52%) Degree
14 26 (2.43%) ITIL Certification
15 20 (1.87%) MCSE
16 19 (1.77%) CCVP
17 14 (1.31%) JNCIS
17 14 (1.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (4.11%) PCI DSS
2 37 (3.45%) SLA
3 26 (2.43%) QA
4 14 (1.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 9 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.84%) JSP 440
6 8 (0.75%) COBIT
7 7 (0.65%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.37%) GPG13
9 1 (0.093%) WCAG
9 1 (0.093%) WAI
9 1 (0.093%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 1 (0.093%) TickIT
9 1 (0.093%) BS15000
9 1 (0.093%) COSO
System Software
1 108 (10.08%) Active Directory
2 97 (9.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 68 (6.35%) ProxySG
4 50 (4.67%) Hyper-V
5 44 (4.11%) vSphere
6 31 (2.89%) XenApp
7 29 (2.71%) VMware ESXi
8 22 (2.05%) Snort
9 21 (1.96%) NLBS
10 17 (1.59%) Xen
11 14 (1.31%) ISA Server
12 13 (1.21%) FreeRADIUS
13 10 (0.93%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 9 (0.84%) VMware ESX
15 6 (0.56%) Forefront TMG
15 6 (0.56%) XenDesktop
16 5 (0.47%) Squid
16 5 (0.47%) Terminal Services
17 4 (0.37%) XenServer
18 2 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 30 (2.80%) Cisco CUCM
2 27 (2.52%) FortiGate
3 22 (2.05%) SCCM
4 21 (1.96%) WSUS
5 19 (1.77%) CA Spectrum
6 16 (1.49%) SCOM
7 15 (1.40%) OpenView
7 15 (1.40%) WhatsUp Gold
7 15 (1.40%) Cisco UCCE
7 15 (1.40%) Cisco UCCX
8 12 (1.12%) OPNET
9 8 (0.75%) SCOrch
10 7 (0.65%) Norton AntiVirus
11 6 (0.56%) DameWare
11 6 (0.56%) OVSD
12 5 (0.47%) CiscoWorks
12 5 (0.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 5 (0.47%) Netcool
13 4 (0.37%) Backup Exec
14 3 (0.28%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 834 (77.87%) Cisco
2 345 (32.21%) Juniper
3 280 (26.14%) F5
4 204 (19.05%) Blue Coat
5 169 (15.78%) Microsoft
6 162 (15.13%) VMware
7 132 (12.32%) HP
8 122 (11.39%) Citrix
9 110 (10.27%) Nokia
10 65 (6.07%) Fortinet
11 59 (5.51%) McAfee
12 45 (4.20%) Sourcefire
13 40 (3.73%) Oracle
14 39 (3.64%) Websense
15 32 (2.99%) SolarWinds
15 32 (2.99%) IBM
16 31 (2.89%) Nortel
16 31 (2.89%) Dell
17 30 (2.80%) Riverbed
18 25 (2.33%) Radware
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