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 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CheckPoint
Rank 193 284 223
Rank change year-on-year
+91 -61
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 597 344 495
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.06% 0.65% 0.86%
As % of the Vendors category 2.28% 1.39% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 340 180 234
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
- +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 33
Average hourly rate £37.50 £16.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+134.37% -48.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.84 £15.53 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £17.30 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £16.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+134.84% -46.77%

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
26168 24713 26939
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 46.27% 46.89% 46.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 14687 13698 13693
Average daily rate £388 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £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 1117 1107 1353
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.48 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.46% -0.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.73% +1.57%

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 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +88 566 £375 +7.14% 128
London +97 232 £420 +13.51% 64
South East +43 147 £375 +3.44% 26
Berkshire +30 71 £450 +20.00% 9
City of London +53 69 £413 +10.00% 19
East of England -8 41 £320 +2.40% 7
Hampshire +16 39 £343 -8.66% 4
West Midlands +1 37 £306 -1.20% 10
South West -17 28 £183 -14.11% 10
East Midlands +14 24 £445 +49.57% 2
North West -1 23 £290 - 2
Birmingham +14 19 £280 -13.17% 6
Surrey +7 17 £375 -6.25% 9
Manchester +1 17 £255 -12.06%
Yorkshire -1 17 £300 -27.27% 9
Southampton +1 16 £315 -22.22%
Devon -1 13 £175 +6.06% 2
Exeter -5 13 £175 +6.06% 2
Bedfordshire -11 13 £325 +8.33% 3
Reading +14 11 £450 +28.57% 6
Nottinghamshire +25 10 £450 +69.81% 1
Nottingham +23 10 £450 +69.81% 1
West Yorkshire -3 9 £450 +4.65% 7
Suffolk -5 9 £375 +61.29% 1
Bracknell +4 8 £470 -
Kent -1 8 £400 -23.80% 2
Leeds -3 8 £450 +5.88% 4
Shropshire -4 8 £325 +4.83% 1
Telford -5 8 £325 -7.14% 1
Scotland -16 8 £286 -23.61% 4

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 807 (78.12%) Firewall
2 800 (77.44%) Cisco
3 412 (39.88%) Cisco Certification
4 329 (31.85%) Juniper
5 314 (30.40%) Network Security
6 289 (27.98%) CCNP
7 271 (26.23%) LAN
8 267 (25.85%) Cisco ASA
9 261 (25.27%) WAN
10 257 (24.88%) F5
11 244 (23.62%) Windows
12 222 (21.49%) VPN
13 210 (20.33%) OSPF
14 203 (19.65%) Blue Coat
15 192 (18.59%) BGP
16 185 (17.91%) Finance
17 183 (17.72%) Cisco Nexus
18 171 (16.55%) ITIL
19 167 (16.17%) Microsoft
20 165 (15.97%) DNS
21 159 (15.39%) VMware
22 147 (14.23%) Security Cleared
23 135 (13.07%) Load Balancing
24 129 (12.49%) CCSE
25 128 (12.39%) MPLS
26 125 (12.10%) Cisco IOS
27 117 (11.33%) Linux
28 115 (11.13%) Citrix
29 114 (11.04%) HP
30 113 (10.94%) CCNA

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 71 (6.87%) MS Exchange
2 44 (4.26%) SharePoint
3 33 (3.19%) IIS
4 27 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2010
4 27 (2.61%) Apache
5 26 (2.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 17 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2007
7 16 (1.55%) Lync
8 9 (0.87%) WebLogic
8 9 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2013
9 8 (0.77%) WebSphere
10 6 (0.58%) CMS
11 5 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2003
12 3 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.097%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (0.097%) Exchange Server 2000
13 1 (0.097%) IBM Notes
13 1 (0.097%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 68 (6.58%) MS Excel
2 54 (5.23%) MS Office
3 24 (2.32%) MS Visio
4 19 (1.84%) MS Project
5 16 (1.55%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.097%) Windchill
7 1 (0.097%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 4 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.29%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.097%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.097%) assyst
3 1 (0.097%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.58%) Office 365
2 3 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.29%) SaaS
3 2 (0.19%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 807 (78.12%) Firewall
2 314 (30.40%) Network Security
3 271 (26.23%) LAN
4 267 (25.85%) Cisco ASA
5 261 (25.27%) WAN
6 222 (21.49%) VPN
7 210 (20.33%) OSPF
8 192 (18.59%) BGP
9 183 (17.72%) Cisco Nexus
10 165 (15.97%) DNS
11 128 (12.39%) MPLS
12 125 (12.10%) Cisco IOS
13 111 (10.75%) TCP/IP
14 110 (10.65%) Cisco PIX
15 106 (10.26%) BIG-IP
16 102 (9.87%) VoIP
17 95 (9.20%) VLAN
18 93 (9.00%) Wireless
19 91 (8.81%) SAN
20 84 (8.13%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (3.97%) SQL Server
2 12 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (0.97%) DB2
4 5 (0.48%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (0.29%) Oracle OWB
6 2 (0.19%) Oracle Exadata
6 2 (0.19%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (0.19%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.19%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.19%) MySQL
6 2 (0.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.097%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.097%) Ingres
7 1 (0.097%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (0.48%) MSI
1 5 (0.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (0.29%) Metasploit
General
1 185 (17.91%) Finance
2 113 (10.94%) Telecoms
3 91 (8.81%) Banking
4 29 (2.81%) Investment Banking
5 25 (2.42%) Retail
6 20 (1.94%) Back Office
6 20 (1.94%) Financial Institution
7 6 (0.58%) Spanish Language
7 6 (0.58%) Advertising
7 6 (0.58%) Legal
8 5 (0.48%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.39%) Retail Banking
9 4 (0.39%) Publishing
10 3 (0.29%) Billing
10 3 (0.29%) International Banking
10 3 (0.29%) French Language
11 2 (0.19%) Corporate Banking
11 2 (0.19%) Local Government
11 2 (0.19%) Marketing
12 1 (0.097%) Law
Job Titles
1 355 (34.37%) Network Engineer
2 200 (19.36%) Security Engineer
3 148 (14.33%) Network Security Engineer
4 95 (9.20%) Analyst
5 79 (7.65%) Consultant
6 70 (6.78%) Cisco Engineer
7 69 (6.68%) Design Engineer
8 62 (6.00%) Firewall Engineer
9 60 (5.81%) IP Engineer
10 57 (5.52%) Network Consultant
11 53 (5.13%) Architect
11 53 (5.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 47 (4.55%) Support Engineer
13 46 (4.45%) Network Support
14 45 (4.36%) Security Consultant
15 44 (4.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
16 41 (3.97%) Network Specialist
17 39 (3.78%) Security Specialist
17 39 (3.78%) Senior Network Engineer
18 37 (3.58%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (2.13%) CSS
2 12 (1.16%) Regular Expression
3 11 (1.06%) .NET
4 5 (0.48%) XML
5 2 (0.19%) WCF
5 2 (0.19%) WPF
5 2 (0.19%) WAP
6 1 (0.097%) Middleware
6 1 (0.097%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.097%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.097%) COM
6 1 (0.097%) SOAP
6 1 (0.097%) Web Services
6 1 (0.097%) Silverlight
6 1 (0.097%) Reactive Extensions
6 1 (0.097%) Managed Extensibility Framework
Miscellaneous
1 60 (5.81%) Thin Client
1 60 (5.81%) Fat Client
2 41 (3.97%) Blackberry
3 39 (3.78%) Management Information System
4 26 (2.52%) Clustering
5 22 (2.13%) NHS
6 18 (1.74%) PKI
7 14 (1.36%) SecurID
8 9 (0.87%) CESG
8 9 (0.87%) Statistics
9 8 (0.77%) Cryptography
9 8 (0.77%) Replication
10 7 (0.68%) Firmware
11 6 (0.58%) Hedge funds
11 6 (0.58%) Video Conferencing
12 5 (0.48%) Computer Science
13 4 (0.39%) Open Source
13 4 (0.39%) Visualisation
13 4 (0.39%) Psychology
13 4 (0.39%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 244 (23.62%) Windows
2 117 (11.33%) Linux
3 71 (6.87%) Windows Server 2008
4 69 (6.68%) UNIX
5 64 (6.20%) Windows Server 2003
6 38 (3.68%) Solaris
7 35 (3.39%) Windows 7
8 30 (2.90%) Windows Server 2012
9 18 (1.74%) AIX
10 15 (1.45%) Windows XP
11 10 (0.97%) Oracle Linux
11 10 (0.97%) SUSE
12 9 (0.87%) Windows 2000
13 8 (0.77%) Windows 8
14 7 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 5 (0.48%) VMS
16 3 (0.29%) NetWare
17 2 (0.19%) Apple iOS
17 2 (0.19%) Windows 2000 Server
18 1 (0.097%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (16.55%) ITIL
2 135 (13.07%) Load Balancing
3 82 (7.94%) Network Management
4 75 (7.26%) Network Design
5 73 (7.07%) Migration
6 64 (6.20%) Service Management
7 60 (5.81%) Project Management
8 54 (5.23%) PRINCE2
8 54 (5.23%) Change Control
9 45 (4.36%) Change Management
10 40 (3.87%) Kalman Filter
11 39 (3.78%) E-Commerce
12 36 (3.48%) Service Delivery
13 33 (3.19%) Information Security
14 31 (3.00%) Network Architecture
15 30 (2.90%) Risk Management
16 28 (2.71%) Security Architecture
17 27 (2.61%) Incident Management
17 27 (2.61%) Programme Management
18 26 (2.52%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 61 (5.91%) SQL
2 17 (1.65%) C
3 16 (1.55%) Perl
4 12 (1.16%) PowerShell
5 11 (1.06%) VBScript
6 10 (0.97%) VB
7 7 (0.68%) Tcl
7 7 (0.68%) Java
8 3 (0.29%) C#
9 2 (0.19%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.19%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 412 (39.88%) Cisco Certification
2 289 (27.98%) CCNP
3 147 (14.23%) Security Cleared
4 129 (12.49%) CCSE
5 113 (10.94%) CCNA
6 110 (10.65%) CCIE
6 110 (10.65%) SC Cleared
7 98 (9.49%) CISSP
8 76 (7.36%) CCSA
9 52 (5.03%) CCSP
10 51 (4.94%) Check Point Certification
11 34 (3.29%) CCDP
12 31 (3.00%) Microsoft Certification
13 30 (2.90%) CISM
14 24 (2.32%) MCSE
14 24 (2.32%) ITIL Certification
15 22 (2.13%) Degree
16 21 (2.03%) CCVP
17 15 (1.45%) JNCIS
18 13 (1.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (4.16%) PCI DSS
2 39 (3.78%) SLA
3 21 (2.03%) QA
4 10 (0.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 10 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.77%) COBIT
6 6 (0.58%) ISO 9001
7 5 (0.48%) JSP 440
8 3 (0.29%) GPG13
9 1 (0.097%) WCAG
9 1 (0.097%) WAI
9 1 (0.097%) TickIT
9 1 (0.097%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 1 (0.097%) COSO
System Software
1 111 (10.75%) Active Directory
2 99 (9.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (5.42%) ProxySG
4 43 (4.16%) Hyper-V
5 36 (3.48%) vSphere
6 31 (3.00%) XenApp
7 22 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
8 20 (1.94%) NLBS
8 20 (1.94%) Snort
9 16 (1.55%) Xen
10 14 (1.36%) ISA Server
11 11 (1.06%) FreeRADIUS
12 10 (0.97%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 9 (0.87%) VMware ESX
14 6 (0.58%) XenDesktop
15 5 (0.48%) Terminal Services
15 5 (0.48%) Forefront TMG
16 4 (0.39%) Squid
17 2 (0.19%) XenServer
17 2 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 36 (3.48%) Cisco CUCM
2 25 (2.42%) FortiGate
3 22 (2.13%) SCCM
4 20 (1.94%) WSUS
5 19 (1.84%) Cisco UCCX
5 19 (1.84%) Cisco UCCE
6 17 (1.65%) SCOM
7 13 (1.26%) OpenView
8 12 (1.16%) WhatsUp Gold
8 12 (1.16%) CA Spectrum
9 7 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
9 7 (0.68%) SCOrch
10 6 (0.58%) OVSD
10 6 (0.58%) DameWare
11 4 (0.39%) CiscoWorks
11 4 (0.39%) Backup Exec
11 4 (0.39%) OPNET
12 3 (0.29%) NetBackup
12 3 (0.29%) Netcool
12 3 (0.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 800 (77.44%) Cisco
2 329 (31.85%) Juniper
3 257 (24.88%) F5
4 203 (19.65%) Blue Coat
5 167 (16.17%) Microsoft
6 159 (15.39%) VMware
7 115 (11.13%) Citrix
8 114 (11.04%) HP
9 90 (8.71%) Nokia
10 55 (5.32%) McAfee
11 52 (5.03%) Fortinet
12 40 (3.87%) Sourcefire
13 39 (3.78%) Websense
14 37 (3.58%) Oracle
15 31 (3.00%) Infoblox
16 30 (2.90%) Dell
17 29 (2.81%) Avaya
17 29 (2.81%) IBM
18 27 (2.61%) Nortel
19 24 (2.32%) NetApp
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Rate: £450 - £550 per day
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Rate: Unspecified
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Rate: £500 - £550 per day
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