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 23 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CheckPoint
Rank 226 298 202
Rank change year-on-year
+72 -96
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 501 284 535
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.89% 0.59% 0.88%
As % of the Vendors category 1.94% 1.25% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 130 279
Average daily rate £363 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £250 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £331
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -6.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 25
Average hourly rate £30.25 £20.94 £31.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.47% -32.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.15 £19.63 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £33.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.25 £19.63 £31.13
% change year-on-year
+54.14% -36.94%
Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
25797 22761 27838
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.87% 46.96% 45.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 14477 12070 14179
Average daily rate £396 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.00% -
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 1104 1206 1321
Average hourly rate £17.61 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.31% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -

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 23 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 23 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 23 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 +57 468 £375 +15.38% 45
London +67 196 £400 +9.58% 16
South East +55 131 £350 +9.37% 13
City of London +23 66 £400 +18.95% 5
Berkshire +43 64 £319 +8.51% 4
South West +3 35 £350 +19.14% 1
West Midlands -2 33 £350 +3.70%
Reading +13 24 £300 -11.43% 2
East of England -34 21 £320 -20.00% 5
Surrey +2 19 £368 +18.54% 1
Yorkshire -23 19 £401 +28.16% 4
Hampshire +3 17 £425 +47.82% 2
North West -24 15 £275 +120.00% 6
North Yorkshire +1 14 £401 +33.50%
York +1 14 £401 -2.90%
Manchester -2 14 £288 +130.00% 3
Wales - 14 £338 - 2
South Wales - 14 £338 - 2
Gloucestershire +20 13 £450 -
Shropshire +1 12 £390 -9.03%
Buckinghamshire -6 12 £400 - 1
Telford +3 10 £390 -9.03%
Milton Keynes - 10 £400 - 1
Hertfordshire -5 9 £300 -25.00% 2
Essex -8 9 £400 -3.03%
Bracknell - 9 £345 -
Colchester +5 8 £400 -3.03%
Birmingham -2 8 £350 -11.94%
Scotland -6 8 £200 -33.33% 2
East Midlands -20 8 - -

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 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.

1 662 (75.74%) Cisco
2 648 (74.14%) Firewall
3 349 (39.93%) Cisco Certification
4 260 (29.75%) Juniper
5 254 (29.06%) Cisco ASA
6 253 (28.95%) CCNP
7 243 (27.80%) Network Security
8 240 (27.46%) WAN
9 219 (25.06%) F5
10 218 (24.94%) Windows
11 201 (23.00%) LAN
12 169 (19.34%) VPN
13 168 (19.22%) BGP
14 158 (18.08%) OSPF
15 154 (17.62%) MPLS
16 153 (17.51%) Blue Coat
17 149 (17.05%) Microsoft
18 146 (16.70%) Cisco Nexus
19 135 (15.45%) Finance
20 134 (15.33%) ITIL
21 132 (15.10%) VMware
22 129 (14.76%) DNS
23 116 (13.27%) Active Directory
24 113 (12.93%) Security Cleared
25 108 (12.36%) VoIP
26 107 (12.24%) Banking
27 103 (11.78%) McAfee
28 100 (11.44%) HP
28 100 (11.44%) Cisco IOS
29 94 (10.76%) TCP/IP

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 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 57 (6.52%) MS Exchange
2 33 (3.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 31 (3.55%) IIS
4 22 (2.52%) Apache
5 21 (2.40%) SharePoint
6 18 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2007
7 10 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2003
8 6 (0.69%) Lync
8 6 (0.69%) CMS
9 5 (0.57%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.46%) WebSphere
10 4 (0.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (0.46%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.23%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 2 (0.23%) Documentum
11 2 (0.23%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.23%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.11%) MQSeries
12 1 (0.11%) CICS
Applications
1 37 (4.23%) MS Excel
2 19 (2.17%) MS Office
3 9 (1.03%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.57%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (1.03%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.23%) Tridion
3 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%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.11%) IaaS
4 1 (0.11%) SaaS
4 1 (0.11%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 648 (74.14%) Firewall
2 254 (29.06%) Cisco ASA
3 243 (27.80%) Network Security
4 240 (27.46%) WAN
5 201 (23.00%) LAN
6 169 (19.34%) VPN
7 168 (19.22%) BGP
8 158 (18.08%) OSPF
9 154 (17.62%) MPLS
10 146 (16.70%) Cisco Nexus
11 129 (14.76%) DNS
12 108 (12.36%) VoIP
13 100 (11.44%) Cisco IOS
14 94 (10.76%) TCP/IP
15 83 (9.50%) BIG-IP
15 83 (9.50%) Cisco PIX
16 78 (8.92%) Wireless
17 73 (8.35%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 67 (7.67%) DHCP
19 64 (7.32%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (2.97%) SQL Server
2 6 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (0.69%) DB2
3 4 (0.46%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (0.46%) Ingres
4 3 (0.34%) MySQL
5 2 (0.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.23%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.11%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.11%) KDB
6 1 (0.11%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (0.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (0.34%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.11%) JUnit
4 1 (0.11%) MSI
4 1 (0.11%) JMeter
4 1 (0.11%) JIRA
General
1 135 (15.45%) Finance
2 107 (12.24%) Banking
3 81 (9.27%) Telecoms
4 32 (3.66%) Investment Banking
5 18 (2.06%) Back Office
6 17 (1.95%) Financial Institution
7 16 (1.83%) Retail
8 10 (1.14%) French Language
8 10 (1.14%) German Language
8 10 (1.14%) Legal
9 6 (0.69%) Local Government
10 5 (0.57%) Retail Banking
10 5 (0.57%) Japanese Language
11 4 (0.46%) Italian Language
11 4 (0.46%) Games
12 3 (0.34%) Advertising
12 3 (0.34%) Law
13 2 (0.23%) Billing
13 2 (0.23%) Marketing
13 2 (0.23%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 314 (35.93%) Network Engineer
2 171 (19.57%) Security Engineer
3 119 (13.62%) Analyst
4 113 (12.93%) Network Security Engineer
5 73 (8.35%) Architect
6 61 (6.98%) Cisco Engineer
7 59 (6.75%) Security Analyst
8 48 (5.49%) Network Analyst
9 47 (5.38%) Network Architect
10 45 (5.15%) Network Support
11 43 (4.92%) Consultant
11 43 (4.92%) Support Engineer
12 42 (4.81%) Firewall Engineer
13 37 (4.23%) Network Specialist
14 35 (4.00%) Senior Network Engineer
15 33 (3.78%) Cisco Network Engineer
16 31 (3.55%) Network Support Engineer
16 31 (3.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 30 (3.43%) Senior Analyst
18 29 (3.32%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (2.75%) CSS
2 11 (1.26%) .NET
3 7 (0.80%) XML
4 4 (0.46%) Web Services
5 3 (0.34%) SOAP
6 2 (0.23%) Reactive Extensions
6 2 (0.23%) Managed Extensibility Framework
6 2 (0.23%) Regular Expression
6 2 (0.23%) WCF
6 2 (0.23%) Silverlight
6 2 (0.23%) J2EE
7 1 (0.11%) Classic ASP
7 1 (0.11%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.11%) COM
7 1 (0.11%) CORBA
7 1 (0.11%) WAP
7 1 (0.11%) Middleware
7 1 (0.11%) Xerces
7 1 (0.11%) Xalan
7 1 (0.11%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 37 (4.23%) Thin Client
1 37 (4.23%) Fat Client
2 19 (2.17%) Management Information System
3 14 (1.60%) Statistics
3 14 (1.60%) NHS
4 11 (1.26%) e-Health
5 10 (1.14%) Cryptography
5 10 (1.14%) PKI
6 8 (0.92%) Blackberry
7 5 (0.57%) Clustering
7 5 (0.57%) SecurID
8 4 (0.46%) Social Media
8 4 (0.46%) Hedge funds
8 4 (0.46%) Mathematics
9 3 (0.34%) Mainframe
9 3 (0.34%) CLARiiON
9 3 (0.34%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.23%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.23%) DataPower
10 2 (0.23%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 218 (24.94%) Windows
2 90 (10.30%) Linux
3 71 (8.12%) UNIX
4 67 (7.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 52 (5.95%) Windows Server 2003
6 33 (3.78%) Windows 7
7 17 (1.95%) Windows XP
7 17 (1.95%) AIX
7 17 (1.95%) Solaris
8 15 (1.72%) VMS
9 9 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (0.92%) Windows 2000
11 6 (0.69%) Windows Vista
12 5 (0.57%) CentOS
13 4 (0.46%) SUSE
13 4 (0.46%) Debian
13 4 (0.46%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.34%) NetWare
15 2 (0.23%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (15.33%) ITIL
2 70 (8.01%) Load Balancing
3 58 (6.64%) Network Design
4 57 (6.52%) Project Management
5 52 (5.95%) Network Management
6 43 (4.92%) Migration
6 43 (4.92%) Service Management
7 40 (4.58%) Change Management
8 37 (4.23%) PRINCE2
8 37 (4.23%) Incident Management
9 36 (4.12%) Problem Management
9 36 (4.12%) Security Architecture
10 30 (3.43%) Network Monitoring
10 30 (3.43%) E-Commerce
10 30 (3.43%) Service Delivery
11 28 (3.20%) Risk Management
12 26 (2.97%) WAN Optimisation
13 25 (2.86%) Information Security
14 21 (2.40%) Root Cause Analysis
15 19 (2.17%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (5.15%) SQL
2 20 (2.29%) C
3 8 (0.92%) Perl
4 7 (0.80%) C#
4 7 (0.80%) Java
5 6 (0.69%) PowerShell
6 4 (0.46%) VBScript
6 4 (0.46%) VB.NET
7 3 (0.34%) Python
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
8 1 (0.11%) R
8 1 (0.11%) C-shell
8 1 (0.11%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 349 (39.93%) Cisco Certification
2 253 (28.95%) CCNP
3 113 (12.93%) Security Cleared
4 89 (10.18%) CCNA
4 89 (10.18%) SC Cleared
5 85 (9.73%) CCIE
6 71 (8.12%) CCSE
7 63 (7.21%) CISSP
8 44 (5.03%) CCSA
9 32 (3.66%) CISM
10 29 (3.32%) Degree
11 27 (3.09%) CCDP
12 23 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
13 22 (2.52%) CCSP
14 20 (2.29%) Check Point Certification
15 19 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
16 16 (1.83%) CCVP
17 15 (1.72%) MCSA
18 12 (1.37%) JNCIS
18 12 (1.37%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (4.12%) SLA
2 23 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (2.17%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.69%) QA
5 5 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 3 (0.34%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.11%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.11%) TickIT
8 1 (0.11%) COBIT
8 1 (0.11%) GPG13
System Software
1 116 (13.27%) Active Directory
2 86 (9.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (3.78%) ProxySG
4 21 (2.40%) vSphere
4 21 (2.40%) XenApp
5 14 (1.60%) UAG
6 12 (1.37%) Forefront TMG
6 12 (1.37%) Hyper-V
6 12 (1.37%) ISA Server
7 10 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (1.03%) Squid
9 8 (0.92%) VMware ESX
9 8 (0.92%) Terminal Services
10 5 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (0.46%) XenServer
11 4 (0.46%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.23%) KVM
12 2 (0.23%) FreeRADIUS
12 2 (0.23%) VMware Server
12 2 (0.23%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 24 (2.75%) Cisco CUCM
2 23 (2.63%) CiscoWorks
3 20 (2.29%) Cisco UCCX
4 19 (2.17%) SCCM
5 17 (1.95%) FortiGate
6 16 (1.83%) Cisco UCCE
7 15 (1.72%) Norton AntiVirus
7 15 (1.72%) NetBackup
8 14 (1.60%) SCOM
9 13 (1.49%) McAfee ePO
10 11 (1.26%) WSUS
11 8 (0.92%) Backup Exec
12 7 (0.80%) OpenView
12 7 (0.80%) Netcool
13 6 (0.69%) CA Spectrum
14 5 (0.57%) OVSD
14 5 (0.57%) DameWare
14 5 (0.57%) WhatsUp Gold
15 4 (0.46%) SolarWinds Orion
15 4 (0.46%) WMI
Vendors
1 662 (75.74%) Cisco
2 260 (29.75%) Juniper
3 219 (25.06%) F5
4 153 (17.51%) Blue Coat
5 149 (17.05%) Microsoft
6 132 (15.10%) VMware
7 103 (11.78%) McAfee
8 100 (11.44%) HP
9 89 (10.18%) Citrix
10 56 (6.41%) Nokia
11 48 (5.49%) Fortinet
12 47 (5.38%) SolarWinds
13 41 (4.69%) Avaya
14 34 (3.89%) Nortel
15 33 (3.78%) Symantec
16 31 (3.55%) Gemalto
17 28 (3.20%) Cyber-Ark
18 27 (3.09%) Riverbed
19 26 (2.97%) Websense
19 26 (2.97%) Infoblox
Salford, Lancashire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £1 per annum + Market rates
Posted: Yesterday
Salford
Capita - ITPS
Rate: £1 per annum + Market rates
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: NEG
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £340 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: NEG
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Artemis IT Recruitment
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Progressive Recruitment
Posted: 15 days ago
Surrey
Progressive Recruitment
Posted: 16 days ago
Cardiff
CPS Group
Rate: £100 - £150 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Posted: 19 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: NEG
Posted: 27 days ago
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 28 days ago