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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CheckPoint
Rank 176 238 290
Rank change year-on-year
+62 +52
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 639 383 280
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.25% 0.80% 0.63%
As % of the Vendors category 2.74% 1.74% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 392 228 168
Average daily rate
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£388 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.92% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 17
Average hourly rate £42.50 £41.25 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +0.60%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £55.00 £41.75
% change year-on-year
-22.72% +31.73%

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
23359 22019 21063
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.78% 45.72% 47.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 13656 12210 10981
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £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 1012 954 1305
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £39.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +78 597 £388 +6.89% 139
London +54 228 £400 +3.22% 53
South East +79 173 £375 -6.25% 32
Berkshire +61 101 £363 -9.37% 11
City of London +34 72 £413 +16.19% 15
Yorkshire +27 64 £401 +43.03% 17
North West +21 51 £425 +6.25% 7
South West -8 31 £375 +114.28% 9
North Yorkshire +18 28 £401 +78.00% 1
Surrey +20 27 £370 +21.31% 10
York +27 25 £401 +3.35% 1
Scotland -4 25 £363 +9.84% 2
Hampshire -19 21 £415 -2.35% 5
South Yorkshire +10 19 £275 -15.38%
Reading +14 18 £369 +94.07% 5
Sheffield +10 17 £269 -17.30%
Manchester +7 17 £318 -4.15% 4
East Midlands +23 15 £300 +42.85% 2
Cheshire +10 15 £500 +17.64% 2
Edinburgh +6 15 £325 +64.55% 1
West Yorkshire -5 15 £465 +88.64% 15
Wiltshire - 15 £375 - 4
Buckinghamshire +4 14 £200 -57.89%
West Midlands -16 14 £413 +35.80% 9
East of England -6 13 £350 -5.40% 10
Leeds -9 13 £465 +75.47% 10
Swindon - 13 £375 - 3
Farnborough 0 12 £440 +1.38%
Lancashire - 12 £440 -
Milton Keynes - 12 £200 -

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 1004 (79.56%) Cisco
2 957 (75.83%) Firewall
3 475 (37.64%) Cisco Certification
4 426 (33.76%) F5
5 379 (30.03%) Juniper
6 360 (28.53%) Cisco ASA
7 351 (27.81%) CCNP
8 330 (26.15%) Network Security
9 329 (26.07%) WAN
10 325 (25.75%) LAN
11 305 (24.17%) OSPF
12 280 (22.19%) Blue Coat
13 271 (21.47%) BGP
14 260 (20.60%) VPN
15 250 (19.81%) Windows
16 235 (18.62%) Finance
17 222 (17.59%) VMware
18 220 (17.43%) DNS
19 209 (16.56%) Cisco Nexus
20 205 (16.24%) ITIL
21 201 (15.93%) Load Balancing
22 180 (14.26%) CCNA
23 179 (14.18%) MPLS
24 171 (13.55%) Security Cleared
25 170 (13.47%) HP
26 163 (12.92%) Microsoft
27 160 (12.68%) Telecoms
28 157 (12.44%) Linux
29 150 (11.89%) Citrix
30 139 (11.01%) Wireless

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 48 (3.80%) MS Exchange
2 46 (3.65%) SharePoint
3 39 (3.09%) IIS
4 32 (2.54%) Apache
5 22 (1.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 19 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2010
6 19 (1.51%) Lync
7 12 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2013
8 8 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
9 7 (0.55%) IBM Notes
10 5 (0.40%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.32%) OpenStack
11 4 (0.32%) JBoss
11 4 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2003
12 3 (0.24%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.24%) WebLogic
13 1 (0.079%) IBM HTTP Server
13 1 (0.079%) SAS
13 1 (0.079%) Lotus Domino
13 1 (0.079%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 63 (4.99%) MS Excel
2 46 (3.65%) MS Office
3 21 (1.66%) MS Visio
4 14 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
5 13 (1.03%) MS Project
6 2 (0.16%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 10 (0.79%) RMDS
2 8 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.32%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.40%) SaaS
3 4 (0.32%) Office 365
4 3 (0.24%) IaaS
4 3 (0.24%) PaaS
5 1 (0.079%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 957 (75.83%) Firewall
2 360 (28.53%) Cisco ASA
3 330 (26.15%) Network Security
4 329 (26.07%) WAN
5 325 (25.75%) LAN
6 305 (24.17%) OSPF
7 271 (21.47%) BGP
8 260 (20.60%) VPN
9 220 (17.43%) DNS
10 209 (16.56%) Cisco Nexus
11 179 (14.18%) MPLS
12 139 (11.01%) Wireless
13 135 (10.70%) DHCP
14 128 (10.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 125 (9.90%) TCP/IP
16 119 (9.43%) SAN
16 119 (9.43%) Cisco IOS
17 111 (8.80%) BIG-IP
17 111 (8.80%) EIGRP
18 102 (8.08%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (3.41%) SQL Server
2 17 (1.35%) DB2
3 9 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (0.40%) MS Access
5 4 (0.32%) Relational Database
5 4 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (0.32%) MySQL
5 4 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (0.24%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.16%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.16%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.16%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.16%) OLTP
8 1 (0.079%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.079%) Oracle OWB
8 1 (0.079%) DataStage
8 1 (0.079%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 7 (0.55%) MSI
2 4 (0.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (0.16%) JIRA
4 1 (0.079%) Introscope
General
1 235 (18.62%) Finance
2 160 (12.68%) Telecoms
3 101 (8.00%) Banking
4 33 (2.61%) Investment Banking
5 32 (2.54%) Retail
6 15 (1.19%) Financial Institution
6 15 (1.19%) Legal
7 10 (0.79%) Spanish Language
7 10 (0.79%) Back Office
8 9 (0.71%) Law
9 6 (0.48%) Advertising
10 5 (0.40%) Multimedia
11 4 (0.32%) German Language
12 3 (0.24%) French Language
13 2 (0.16%) Local Government
13 2 (0.16%) Marketing
13 2 (0.16%) Billing
14 1 (0.079%) Corporate Banking
14 1 (0.079%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 457 (36.21%) Network Engineer
2 167 (13.23%) Security Engineer
3 136 (10.78%) Analyst
4 118 (9.35%) Network Security Engineer
5 101 (8.00%) Consultant
6 84 (6.66%) Design Engineer
7 72 (5.71%) Architect
8 70 (5.55%) Senior Network Engineer
9 64 (5.07%) Network Analyst
9 64 (5.07%) IP Engineer
10 58 (4.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 52 (4.12%) Security Analyst
12 51 (4.04%) Security Specialist
12 51 (4.04%) Network Consultant
13 48 (3.80%) Firewall Engineer
14 47 (3.72%) Network Specialist
14 47 (3.72%) Network Support
15 43 (3.41%) Support Engineer
16 42 (3.33%) Cisco Engineer
17 40 (3.17%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (1.82%) CSS
2 15 (1.19%) XML
2 15 (1.19%) Regular Expression
3 11 (0.87%) WAP
4 10 (0.79%) Rendezvous
4 10 (0.79%) Middleware
5 7 (0.55%) .NET
6 6 (0.48%) SOAP
6 6 (0.48%) Web Services
7 4 (0.32%) WCF
7 4 (0.32%) CGI
8 3 (0.24%) MSMQ
9 2 (0.16%) LINQ
9 2 (0.16%) Java EE
9 2 (0.16%) JSON
9 2 (0.16%) REST
9 2 (0.16%) XSD
9 2 (0.16%) WSDL
10 1 (0.079%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.079%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 91 (7.21%) Analytical Skills
2 57 (4.52%) Thin Client
2 57 (4.52%) Fat Client
3 32 (2.54%) Blackberry
4 29 (2.30%) Management Information System
5 26 (2.06%) SecurID
6 22 (1.74%) PKI
7 15 (1.19%) Cryptography
7 15 (1.19%) Clustering
7 15 (1.19%) NHS
8 11 (0.87%) Replication
8 11 (0.87%) User Experience
9 10 (0.79%) Video Conferencing
9 10 (0.79%) Visualisation
10 9 (0.71%) Smart Meter
11 8 (0.63%) CESG
12 7 (0.55%) Mobile App
12 7 (0.55%) Hedge funds
12 7 (0.55%) Computer Science
13 6 (0.48%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 250 (19.81%) Windows
2 157 (12.44%) Linux
3 71 (5.63%) UNIX
4 67 (5.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 49 (3.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 49 (3.88%) Solaris
6 31 (2.46%) Windows Server 2012
7 27 (2.14%) Windows 7
8 24 (1.90%) VMS
9 20 (1.58%) Windows XP
9 20 (1.58%) AIX
10 18 (1.43%) Oracle Linux
10 18 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 15 (1.19%) SUSE
12 10 (0.79%) Windows 8
13 6 (0.48%) Windows 2000
14 3 (0.24%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.24%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.16%) Android
15 2 (0.16%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 205 (16.24%) ITIL
2 201 (15.93%) Load Balancing
3 109 (8.64%) Project Management
4 101 (8.00%) Migration
4 101 (8.00%) Network Management
5 100 (7.92%) Network Design
6 92 (7.29%) Change Management
7 70 (5.55%) Change Control
8 67 (5.31%) Network Architecture
9 66 (5.23%) Information Security
10 64 (5.07%) Service Management
11 60 (4.75%) Network Monitoring
12 58 (4.60%) Service Delivery
13 54 (4.28%) E-Commerce
14 50 (3.96%) Risk Management
15 46 (3.65%) PRINCE2
16 44 (3.49%) Mentoring
17 42 (3.33%) Validation
17 42 (3.33%) Incident Management
17 42 (3.33%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 58 (4.60%) SQL
2 28 (2.22%) C
3 14 (1.11%) Perl
4 13 (1.03%) PowerShell
5 9 (0.71%) VBScript
6 8 (0.63%) Shell Script
7 7 (0.55%) VB
8 5 (0.40%) C#
9 4 (0.32%) Java
10 1 (0.079%) Ruby
10 1 (0.079%) Tcl
10 1 (0.079%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.079%) Python
10 1 (0.079%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 475 (37.64%) Cisco Certification
2 351 (27.81%) CCNP
3 180 (14.26%) CCNA
4 171 (13.55%) Security Cleared
5 134 (10.62%) CCSE
6 133 (10.54%) SC Cleared
7 100 (7.92%) CCIE
8 93 (7.37%) CISSP
9 84 (6.66%) CCSA
10 54 (4.28%) Degree
11 45 (3.57%) CCSP
12 31 (2.46%) CISM
13 29 (2.30%) Check Point Certification
14 22 (1.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 20 (1.58%) Microsoft Certification
16 19 (1.51%) CCDP
17 17 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
18 16 (1.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 15 (1.19%) JNCIS
20 14 (1.11%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (3.17%) PCI DSS
1 40 (3.17%) SLA
2 31 (2.46%) QA
3 18 (1.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 12 (0.95%) JSP 440
5 8 (0.63%) GPG13
6 4 (0.32%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.16%) COBIT
9 1 (0.079%) BS15000
System Software
1 135 (10.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 92 (7.29%) Active Directory
3 81 (6.42%) vSphere
4 77 (6.10%) ProxySG
5 36 (2.85%) Hyper-V
6 34 (2.69%) VMware ESXi
7 28 (2.22%) XenApp
8 17 (1.35%) Snort
8 17 (1.35%) VMware ESX
8 17 (1.35%) FreeRADIUS
9 14 (1.11%) XenServer
9 14 (1.11%) Firmware
10 13 (1.03%) Squid
11 11 (0.87%) Terminal Services
11 11 (0.87%) NLBS
12 10 (0.79%) Xen
13 9 (0.71%) XenDesktop
14 8 (0.63%) Forefront TMG
15 7 (0.55%) ISA Server
15 7 (0.55%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 35 (2.77%) FortiGate
2 25 (1.98%) CA Spectrum
3 22 (1.74%) SCCM
4 19 (1.51%) Cisco Prime
5 18 (1.43%) Cisco CUCM
5 18 (1.43%) CiscoWorks
6 17 (1.35%) WhatsUp Gold
7 13 (1.03%) WSUS
8 12 (0.95%) McAfee ePO
9 11 (0.87%) OPNET
9 11 (0.87%) Netcool
10 8 (0.63%) OpenView
10 8 (0.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 6 (0.48%) SCOM
11 6 (0.48%) SolarWinds Orion
11 6 (0.48%) EdgeSight
12 5 (0.40%) Backup Exec
12 5 (0.40%) MIMEsweeper
12 5 (0.40%) SCOrch
12 5 (0.40%) DatAdvantage
Vendors
1 1004 (79.56%) Cisco
2 426 (33.76%) F5
3 379 (30.03%) Juniper
4 280 (22.19%) Blue Coat
5 222 (17.59%) VMware
6 170 (13.47%) HP
7 163 (12.92%) Microsoft
8 150 (11.89%) Citrix
9 124 (9.83%) Nokia
10 117 (9.27%) Fortinet
11 78 (6.18%) SolarWinds
12 76 (6.02%) McAfee
13 59 (4.68%) Infoblox
14 56 (4.44%) Riverbed
15 52 (4.12%) Nortel
16 45 (3.57%) CA
17 43 (3.41%) Oracle
18 42 (3.33%) Tufin
19 41 (3.25%) TippingPoint
20 38 (3.01%) IBM
York, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day 6 Months initially
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
East Anglia
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Ping IT Recruitment ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: MARKET RATES
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
East Riding of Yorkshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £325 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Tank Recruitment
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
LEXSTRA
Rate: £380 - £415 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cornwall
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
West Yorkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £150 - £160 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Weybridge
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Weybridge
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Oxfordshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £380.00 - £400.00 per day + Please quote a daily rate
Posted: 18 days ago
Southampton
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Oxfordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Brighton
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: Market related
Posted: 26 days ago