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 30 April 2016 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
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
CheckPoint
Rank 85 81 65
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -16
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 44 54 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.76% 1.91% 2.47%
As % of the Vendors category 3.37% 3.94% 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 21 27
Average daily rate £420 £370 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.51% +13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £275 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £398 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 2
Average hourly rate - £40.75 £25.19
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +61.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £40.00 £28.94
% change year-on-year
-11.25% +38.22%
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
1305 1372 1339
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 52.28% 48.62% 49.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 695 698 631
Average daily rate £400 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 45 59
Average hourly rate £13.50 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.94% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.40 £16.50 £11.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £39.00 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -11 15 £450 +56.52% 7
Bracknell +7 13 £383 -
Maidenhead -9 2 - -
Windsor -2 1 - - 1
Newbury - 1 £400 - 1
CheckPoint
South East

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 73 (86.90%) Cisco
2 68 (80.95%) Firewall
3 42 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
4 34 (40.48%) Network Security
5 30 (35.71%) F5
6 28 (33.33%) Juniper
6 28 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
7 23 (27.38%) Telecoms
8 22 (26.19%) BGP
9 21 (25.00%) LAN
9 21 (25.00%) Cisco PIX
10 20 (23.81%) CCNP
10 20 (23.81%) OSPF
11 19 (22.62%) FortiGate
12 18 (21.43%) Blue Coat
13 17 (20.24%) CCSE
14 16 (19.05%) VPN
15 15 (17.86%) WAN
15 15 (17.86%) Network Design
16 14 (16.67%) TCP/IP
16 14 (16.67%) CCIE
17 13 (15.48%) Fortinet
17 13 (15.48%) CCSA
17 13 (15.48%) Data Centre
17 13 (15.48%) Cisco Nexus
18 12 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
19 11 (13.10%) ProxySG
19 11 (13.10%) SC Cleared
19 11 (13.10%) Security Cleared
20 10 (11.90%) Wireshark

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

Applications
1 1 (1.19%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 68 (80.95%) Firewall
2 42 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
3 34 (40.48%) Network Security
4 22 (26.19%) BGP
5 21 (25.00%) Cisco PIX
5 21 (25.00%) LAN
6 20 (23.81%) OSPF
7 16 (19.05%) VPN
8 15 (17.86%) WAN
9 14 (16.67%) TCP/IP
10 13 (15.48%) Cisco Nexus
11 12 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 10 (11.90%) Wireshark
13 9 (10.71%) EIGRP
13 9 (10.71%) VLAN
14 8 (9.52%) Cisco Wireless
14 8 (9.52%) FWSM
14 8 (9.52%) MPLS
14 8 (9.52%) SSL
14 8 (9.52%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database
1 1 (1.19%) SQL Server
General
1 23 (27.38%) Telecoms
2 5 (5.95%) Billing
2 5 (5.95%) Retail
3 3 (3.57%) Back Office
3 3 (3.57%) Finance
4 1 (1.19%) Banking
4 1 (1.19%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 39 (46.43%) Network Engineer
2 29 (34.52%) Security Engineer
3 15 (17.86%) IP Engineer
3 15 (17.86%) Network Security Engineer
4 12 (14.29%) IP Security Engineer
5 9 (10.71%) Architect
5 9 (10.71%) Cisco Engineer
6 8 (9.52%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 8 (9.52%) Design Engineer
7 7 (8.33%) Network Architect
7 7 (8.33%) Senior Network Engineer
8 6 (7.14%) Senior Security Engineer
9 5 (5.95%) Analyst
9 5 (5.95%) Designer
9 5 (5.95%) Network Analyst
9 5 (5.95%) Network Design Engineer
9 5 (5.95%) Security Architect
10 4 (4.76%) IP Expert
10 4 (4.76%) Network Security Architect
10 4 (4.76%) Senior IP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.57%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.48%) Data Centre
2 8 (9.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (1.19%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.19%) Grid Computing
3 1 (1.19%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.19%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.76%) Linux
1 4 (4.76%) Windows
1 4 (4.76%) Windows Server
2 1 (1.19%) AIX
2 1 (1.19%) Solaris
2 1 (1.19%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (17.86%) Network Design
2 8 (9.52%) DDoS Mitigation
2 8 (9.52%) Deep Packet Inspection
2 8 (9.52%) Load Balancing
3 7 (8.33%) Migration
4 5 (5.95%) CRM
4 5 (5.95%) High Availability
5 3 (3.57%) Change Management
5 3 (3.57%) Incident Management
5 3 (3.57%) Network Architecture
5 3 (3.57%) Network Management
5 3 (3.57%) Project Management
6 2 (2.38%) Change Control
6 2 (2.38%) ITIL
6 2 (2.38%) Performance Management
6 2 (2.38%) Process Improvement
6 2 (2.38%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (1.19%) Security Hardening
7 1 (1.19%) SIEM
7 1 (1.19%) Vulnerability Management
Qualifications
1 28 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (23.81%) CCNP
3 17 (20.24%) CCSE
4 14 (16.67%) CCIE
5 13 (15.48%) CCSA
6 11 (13.10%) SC Cleared
6 11 (13.10%) Security Cleared
7 5 (5.95%) CISSP
8 4 (4.76%) CCDP
8 4 (4.76%) Check Point Certification
8 4 (4.76%) Degree
9 2 (2.38%) CCNA
10 1 (1.19%) CCVP
10 1 (1.19%) JNCIS
System Software
1 11 (13.10%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 19 (22.62%) FortiGate
2 3 (3.57%) MIMEsweeper
2 3 (3.57%) OPNET
3 1 (1.19%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (1.19%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 73 (86.90%) Cisco
2 30 (35.71%) F5
3 28 (33.33%) Juniper
4 18 (21.43%) Blue Coat
5 13 (15.48%) Fortinet
6 7 (8.33%) Nokia
7 4 (4.76%) IBM
7 4 (4.76%) Intel Security
7 4 (4.76%) Palo Alto
8 3 (3.57%) Clearswift
8 3 (3.57%) Riverbed
8 3 (3.57%) SolarWinds
8 3 (3.57%) Symantec
8 3 (3.57%) Trustwave
9 2 (2.38%) Forcepoint
9 2 (2.38%) HP
9 2 (2.38%) Remedy
10 1 (1.19%) Avaya
10 1 (1.19%) NetApp
10 1 (1.19%) Oracle