The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of CheckPoint products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CheckPoint over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 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.

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
CheckPoint
South East / Berkshire
Rank 75 89 55
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -34
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 32 37 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.59% 1.47% 3.03%
As % of the Vendors category 3.17% 2.93% 6.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 11 25
Median daily rate £450 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £435 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £398
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -5.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Median hourly rate £55.00 £37.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.66% -16.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £43.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+25.71% +2.94%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Vendors Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1008 1264 1336
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 50.05% 50.20% 48.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 483 629 648
Median daily rate £413 £380 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.55% -4.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £526 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 65 39
Median hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £63.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.30 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-19.53% +22.85%

CheckPoint
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing CheckPoint as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

CheckPoint Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

CheckPoint
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing CheckPoint across the Berkshire region.

CheckPoint Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

CheckPoint
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CheckPoint across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 21 February 2017.

CheckPoint Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

CheckPoint
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing CheckPoint across the Berkshire region.

CheckPoint Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

CheckPoint
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CheckPoint within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 21 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bracknell +13 14 £550 -
Reading +2 8 £400 -5.88%
Slough +10 2 £395 -1.25%
Maidenhead -4 2 £535 -
Ascot - 1 £450 -
CheckPoint
South East

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing CheckPoint also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for CheckPoint.

1 62 (80.52%) Cisco
2 51 (66.23%) Firewall
3 37 (48.05%) Palo Alto
4 34 (44.16%) Cisco ASA
5 27 (35.06%) LAN
6 24 (31.17%) Juniper
7 22 (28.57%) VPN
8 20 (25.97%) Network Security
9 19 (24.68%) WAN
10 18 (23.38%) MPLS
11 17 (22.08%) Network Design
12 16 (20.78%) Cisco Certification
12 16 (20.78%) Cisco Nexus
13 15 (19.48%) NetScaler
13 15 (19.48%) CCSE
14 14 (18.18%) Active Directory
15 13 (16.88%) F5
15 13 (16.88%) Data Centre
16 12 (15.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 12 (15.58%) Oracle
17 10 (12.99%) SSL
17 10 (12.99%) SAML
17 10 (12.99%) Oracle Identity Manager
17 10 (12.99%) Retail
17 10 (12.99%) CISMP
17 10 (12.99%) CRISC
18 8 (10.39%) vCloud
18 8 (10.39%) Fortinet
18 8 (10.39%) BGP
19 7 (9.09%) Check Point Certification

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.30%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (1.30%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (2.60%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (66.23%) Firewall
2 34 (44.16%) Cisco ASA
3 27 (35.06%) LAN
4 22 (28.57%) VPN
5 20 (25.97%) Network Security
6 19 (24.68%) WAN
7 18 (23.38%) MPLS
8 16 (20.78%) Cisco Nexus
9 15 (19.48%) NetScaler
10 10 (12.99%) SSL
11 8 (10.39%) BGP
12 7 (9.09%) SAN
12 7 (9.09%) TCP/IP
13 6 (7.79%) VoIP
13 6 (7.79%) WLAN
14 5 (6.49%) Wireless
15 4 (5.19%) Cisco Wireless
15 4 (5.19%) DNS
15 4 (5.19%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 4 (5.19%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.90%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.60%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.60%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (2.60%) Oracle Database 12c
2 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 10 (12.99%) Retail
2 7 (9.09%) Finance
3 2 (2.60%) Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (32.47%) Architect
1 25 (32.47%) Network Engineer
2 19 (24.68%) Security Architect
3 8 (10.39%) Analyst
3 8 (10.39%) Consultant
3 8 (10.39%) Network Analyst
3 8 (10.39%) Network Architect
3 8 (10.39%) Senior Network Engineer
4 7 (9.09%) Firewall Architect
4 7 (9.09%) Network Consultant
5 5 (6.49%) Check Point Analyst
5 5 (6.49%) Firewall Analyst
5 5 (6.49%) Technical Leader
6 4 (5.19%) Network Security Architect
7 3 (3.90%) Juniper Architect
7 3 (3.90%) Network Security Engineer
7 3 (3.90%) Security Engineer
8 2 (2.60%) Data Architect
8 2 (2.60%) Firewall Engineer
8 2 (2.60%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.99%) SAML
2 1 (1.30%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.88%) Data Centre
2 5 (6.49%) PKI
3 4 (5.19%) CMDB
4 3 (3.90%) Clustering
5 2 (2.60%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.30%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.09%) Windows
2 3 (3.90%) Linux
2 3 (3.90%) Solaris
2 3 (3.90%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (2.60%) Unix
4 1 (1.30%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (22.08%) Network Design
2 4 (5.19%) Change Management
2 4 (5.19%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (5.19%) ITIL
2 4 (5.19%) Load Balancing
2 4 (5.19%) Process Improvement
2 4 (5.19%) Project Management
3 3 (3.90%) Information Security
3 3 (3.90%) Network Management
4 2 (2.60%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (2.60%) Security Architecture
4 2 (2.60%) SIEM
4 2 (2.60%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (2.60%) Translating Business Requirements
5 1 (1.30%) Data Protection
5 1 (1.30%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (1.30%) Presales
5 1 (1.30%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
5 1 (1.30%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (1.30%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.30%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (20.78%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (19.48%) CCSE
3 10 (12.99%) CISMP
3 10 (12.99%) CRISC
4 7 (9.09%) CCNA
4 7 (9.09%) CCSA
4 7 (9.09%) Check Point Certification
4 7 (9.09%) Degree
5 6 (7.79%) CCIE
5 6 (7.79%) CCNP
6 2 (2.60%) CCDA
6 2 (2.60%) CCVP
7 1 (1.30%) CCDP
7 1 (1.30%) CISA
7 1 (1.30%) CISM
7 1 (1.30%) CISSP
7 1 (1.30%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.30%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.30%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (15.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 8 (10.39%) vCloud
3 3 (3.90%) ProxySG
3 3 (3.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.60%) VMware ESX
4 2 (2.60%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (2.60%) vSphere
5 1 (1.30%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (12.99%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 3 (3.90%) OPNET
3 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (2.60%) vMotion
4 1 (1.30%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (1.30%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 62 (80.52%) Cisco
2 37 (48.05%) Palo Alto
3 24 (31.17%) Juniper
4 13 (16.88%) F5
5 12 (15.58%) Oracle
6 8 (10.39%) Fortinet
7 7 (9.09%) VMware
8 5 (6.49%) Blue Coat
9 4 (5.19%) Citrix
9 4 (5.19%) Riverbed
10 3 (3.90%) Arista
10 3 (3.90%) Aruba
10 3 (3.90%) SolarWinds
11 2 (2.60%) Avaya
11 2 (2.60%) EMC
11 2 (2.60%) Microsoft
11 2 (2.60%) NetApp
11 2 (2.60%) Nokia
12 1 (1.30%) Dell
12 1 (1.30%) Infovista