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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CheckPoint over the 3 months to 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CheckPoint
Rank 71 57 77
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +20
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 55 75 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.13% 3.10% 1.82%
As % of the Vendors category 4.16% 6.84% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 23 9
Average daily rate
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£388 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.88% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £307 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £495 £417
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.69% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £22.00 - £17.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 - £17.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.10 - £17.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £40.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-32.50% +142.42%
CheckPoint
South East

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
1321 1096 1195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 51.06% 45.27% 47.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 719 497 449
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 40 53
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £12.40 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £30.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.98 £19.30
% change year-on-year
-1.22% -1.64%

CheckPoint
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CheckPoint across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 4 September 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CheckPoint within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 4 September 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
Reading +2 22 £388 -13.88% 5
Slough +9 10 £315 - 1
Bracknell -5 8 £430 -8.51%
Windsor -3 2 - -
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Wokingham - 1 - - 2
CheckPoint
South East

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region 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 86 (81.13%) Cisco
2 76 (71.70%) Firewall
3 35 (33.02%) Cisco Certification
3 35 (33.02%) Cisco ASA
4 34 (32.08%) Network Security
5 32 (30.19%) Juniper
5 32 (30.19%) LAN
6 31 (29.25%) VPN
6 31 (29.25%) F5
7 29 (27.36%) OSPF
8 28 (26.42%) BGP
8 28 (26.42%) CCNP
9 26 (24.53%) MPLS
10 24 (22.64%) TCP/IP
11 21 (19.81%) Network Design
11 21 (19.81%) Telecoms
12 20 (18.87%) Load Balancing
13 19 (17.92%) Security Cleared
14 18 (16.98%) DNS
14 18 (16.98%) Windows
15 16 (15.09%) WAN
15 16 (15.09%) Windows 7
16 15 (14.15%) ITIL
17 14 (13.21%) SMTP
17 14 (13.21%) VMware
18 13 (12.26%) CCSE
19 12 (11.32%) SC Cleared
19 12 (11.32%) FortiGate
19 12 (11.32%) HTTP
19 12 (11.32%) Active Directory

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region 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 4 (3.77%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.83%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.83%) Tomcat
2 3 (2.83%) Lync
3 2 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 8 (7.55%) MS Visio
2 6 (5.66%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (4.72%) MS Office
3 5 (4.72%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.83%) SAP CCM
1 3 (2.83%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.83%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 76 (71.70%) Firewall
2 35 (33.02%) Cisco ASA
3 34 (32.08%) Network Security
4 32 (30.19%) LAN
5 31 (29.25%) VPN
6 29 (27.36%) OSPF
7 28 (26.42%) BGP
8 26 (24.53%) MPLS
9 24 (22.64%) TCP/IP
10 18 (16.98%) DNS
11 16 (15.09%) WAN
12 14 (13.21%) SMTP
13 12 (11.32%) HTTP
14 10 (9.43%) SSL
14 10 (9.43%) IPsec
14 10 (9.43%) VLAN
15 9 (8.49%) Cisco Nexus
16 8 (7.55%) Cisco PIX
17 7 (6.60%) WebEx
18 6 (5.66%) 4G
General
1 21 (19.81%) Telecoms
2 3 (2.83%) Finance
2 3 (2.83%) Back Office
3 2 (1.89%) Retail
3 2 (1.89%) Billing
3 2 (1.89%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.94%) Games
4 1 (0.94%) Military
Job Titles
1 40 (37.74%) Network Engineer
2 23 (21.70%) Security Engineer
3 15 (14.15%) IP Engineer
4 13 (12.26%) Network Security Engineer
5 12 (11.32%) Architect
6 9 (8.49%) Analyst
6 9 (8.49%) Design Engineer
6 9 (8.49%) Senior Network Engineer
7 8 (7.55%) Infrastructure Architect
7 8 (7.55%) Operations Engineer
8 7 (6.60%) Consultant
9 6 (5.66%) Security Consultant
9 6 (5.66%) Network Consultant
9 6 (5.66%) Network Security Consultant
10 5 (4.72%) Network Architect
10 5 (4.72%) Network Design Engineer
10 5 (4.72%) Network Operations Engineer
10 5 (4.72%) Infrastructure Manager
11 4 (3.77%) Support Engineer
11 4 (3.77%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.89%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.94%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.38%) Data Centre
2 8 (7.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 3 (2.83%) PKI
4 2 (1.89%) CMDB
4 2 (1.89%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.94%) CESG
5 1 (0.94%) SecurID
5 1 (0.94%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 18 (16.98%) Windows
2 16 (15.09%) Windows 7
3 3 (2.83%) Linux
4 2 (1.89%) Windows 2000
4 2 (1.89%) Windows XP
4 2 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.89%) Windows 2000 Server
4 2 (1.89%) Solaris
5 1 (0.94%) UNIX
5 1 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (19.81%) Network Design
2 20 (18.87%) Load Balancing
3 15 (14.15%) ITIL
4 10 (9.43%) Project Management
5 9 (8.49%) Change Control
6 8 (7.55%) Network Monitoring
6 8 (7.55%) Validation
7 6 (5.66%) Test Strategy
8 5 (4.72%) QMS
8 5 (4.72%) Migration
8 5 (4.72%) Quality Management
9 4 (3.77%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (3.77%) Risk Assessment
9 4 (3.77%) Information Security
9 4 (3.77%) Demand Forecasting
9 4 (3.77%) Kalman Filter
10 3 (2.83%) Time Management
10 3 (2.83%) Performance Management
10 3 (2.83%) Incident Management
10 3 (2.83%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.83%) SQL
2 1 (0.94%) Perl
Qualifications
1 35 (33.02%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (26.42%) CCNP
3 19 (17.92%) Security Cleared
4 13 (12.26%) CCSE
5 12 (11.32%) SC Cleared
6 11 (10.38%) CCSA
6 11 (10.38%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (8.49%) CCNA
7 9 (8.49%) MCITP
8 7 (6.60%) JNCIS
8 7 (6.60%) Check Point Certification
9 6 (5.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (5.66%) CCIE
10 5 (4.72%) MCTS
10 5 (4.72%) Degree
10 5 (4.72%) DV Cleared
11 4 (3.77%) CISSP
12 3 (2.83%) MCSE
12 3 (2.83%) MCSA
12 3 (2.83%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.72%) SLA
2 4 (3.77%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (11.32%) Active Directory
2 8 (7.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.83%) BitLocker
4 2 (1.89%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.94%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 12 (11.32%) FortiGate
2 5 (4.72%) SCCM
3 3 (2.83%) SCOM
3 3 (2.83%) CA Spectrum
3 3 (2.83%) Nagios
3 3 (2.83%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (2.83%) NetBackup
3 3 (2.83%) Backup Exec
3 3 (2.83%) WSUS
4 1 (0.94%) Nessus
Vendors
1 86 (81.13%) Cisco
2 32 (30.19%) Juniper
3 31 (29.25%) F5
4 14 (13.21%) VMware
5 11 (10.38%) Fortinet
6 10 (9.43%) Citrix
7 9 (8.49%) Crossbeam
8 8 (7.55%) Microsoft
9 6 (5.66%) HP
9 6 (5.66%) Symantec
9 6 (5.66%) McAfee
9 6 (5.66%) Nokia
9 6 (5.66%) Blue Coat
10 5 (4.72%) TippingPoint
11 3 (2.83%) BT
11 3 (2.83%) JD Edwards
11 3 (2.83%) Sophos
11 3 (2.83%) SAP
11 3 (2.83%) CA
12 2 (1.89%) Radware