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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CheckPoint
Rank 69 62 102
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +40
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 52 59 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.06% 2.33% 0.96%
As % of the Vendors category 4.18% 4.77% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 24 9
Average daily rate
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£375 £319 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -8.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £100 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £375 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Average hourly rate £39.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £30.25 £19.63
% change year-on-year
+28.92% +54.14%
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
1245 1236 1221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 49.27% 48.87% 50.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 616 578 485
Average daily rate £400 £350 £357
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -1.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £175 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.21% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 45 49
Average hourly rate £21.55 £15.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.03% -24.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.85 £11.25 £13.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £30.00 £41.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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
Maidenhead - 13 £398 - 1
Reading -13 8 £288 -8.00% 3
Bracknell -2 7 - -
Slough +5 3 £285 - 1
Windsor -7 2 - -
CheckPoint
South East

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 122 (91.73%) Cisco
2 103 (77.44%) Firewall
3 71 (53.38%) Cisco Certification
4 61 (45.86%) Cisco ASA
5 56 (42.11%) CCNP
6 53 (39.85%) VPN
7 47 (35.34%) LAN
8 46 (34.59%) Telecoms
9 44 (33.08%) Juniper
9 44 (33.08%) MPLS
10 43 (32.33%) OSPF
11 37 (27.82%) F5
12 33 (24.81%) Network Security
13 32 (24.06%) WAN
14 28 (21.05%) DNS
15 26 (19.55%) Windows
15 26 (19.55%) BGP
15 26 (19.55%) Validation
15 26 (19.55%) Cisco Nexus
16 25 (18.80%) Network Design
17 24 (18.05%) SMTP
18 23 (17.29%) HTTP
19 22 (16.54%) Active Directory
19 22 (16.54%) Windows 7
20 21 (15.79%) Data Centre
21 20 (15.04%) Fortinet
21 20 (15.04%) CISSP
21 20 (15.04%) Project Management
22 19 (14.29%) RIP
22 19 (14.29%) Test Strategy

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 3 (2.26%) Tomcat
2 2 (1.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (12.03%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 103 (77.44%) Firewall
2 61 (45.86%) Cisco ASA
3 53 (39.85%) VPN
4 47 (35.34%) LAN
5 44 (33.08%) MPLS
6 43 (32.33%) OSPF
7 33 (24.81%) Network Security
8 32 (24.06%) WAN
9 28 (21.05%) DNS
10 26 (19.55%) BGP
10 26 (19.55%) Cisco Nexus
11 24 (18.05%) SMTP
12 23 (17.29%) HTTP
13 19 (14.29%) RIP
14 18 (13.53%) Cisco PIX
14 18 (13.53%) IPsec
14 18 (13.53%) Wireless
15 17 (12.78%) VoIP
15 17 (12.78%) SSL
16 14 (10.53%) WLAN
General
1 46 (34.59%) Telecoms
2 4 (3.01%) Finance
2 4 (3.01%) Back Office
3 2 (1.50%) Retail
3 2 (1.50%) Billing
3 2 (1.50%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.75%) Games
4 1 (0.75%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 43 (32.33%) Network Engineer
2 39 (29.32%) IP Engineer
3 31 (23.31%) Design Engineer
4 22 (16.54%) Security Engineer
5 13 (9.77%) Architect
6 12 (9.02%) Network Security Engineer
6 12 (9.02%) Test Engineer
6 12 (9.02%) Infrastructure Architect
7 10 (7.52%) Network Design Engineer
8 9 (6.77%) Infrastructure Manager
9 8 (6.02%) Analyst
10 7 (5.26%) Senior Network Engineer
10 7 (5.26%) Network Architect
10 7 (5.26%) Network Specialist
11 6 (4.51%) Project Manager
12 5 (3.76%) Network Analyst
12 5 (3.76%) IP Network Engineer
13 4 (3.01%) Network Security Specialist
13 4 (3.01%) Network Design Specialist
13 4 (3.01%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.75%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 21 (15.79%) Data Centre
2 10 (7.52%) SecurID
3 3 (2.26%) Smart Meter
4 2 (1.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (1.50%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 26 (19.55%) Windows
2 22 (16.54%) Windows 7
3 14 (10.53%) Linux
4 5 (3.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (2.26%) UNIX
6 1 (0.75%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (19.55%) Validation
2 25 (18.80%) Network Design
3 20 (15.04%) Project Management
4 19 (14.29%) Test Strategy
5 17 (12.78%) ITIL
6 14 (10.53%) Risk Assessment
7 13 (9.77%) Load Balancing
8 10 (7.52%) eTOM
9 7 (5.26%) Network Management
10 6 (4.51%) Network Monitoring
10 6 (4.51%) Network Architecture
10 6 (4.51%) PRINCE2
10 6 (4.51%) Service Delivery
10 6 (4.51%) Change Management
11 5 (3.76%) Demand Forecasting
11 5 (3.76%) Reverse Engineering
12 4 (3.01%) Supplier Management
13 3 (2.26%) Migration
14 2 (1.50%) Risk Management
14 2 (1.50%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.75%) SQL
Qualifications
1 71 (53.38%) Cisco Certification
2 56 (42.11%) CCNP
3 20 (15.04%) CISSP
4 17 (12.78%) SC Cleared
4 17 (12.78%) Security Cleared
5 16 (12.03%) CCIE
6 15 (11.28%) JNCIS
7 13 (9.77%) Degree
8 11 (8.27%) CCSE
8 11 (8.27%) Check Point Certification
9 10 (7.52%) CCSA
9 10 (7.52%) CCNA
10 7 (5.26%) CCDP
11 6 (4.51%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (4.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 6 (4.51%) MCITP
12 5 (3.76%) CCSP
13 4 (3.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 2 (1.50%) CCDA
15 1 (0.75%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (10.53%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.75%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (16.54%) Active Directory
2 8 (6.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.50%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.75%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 10 (7.52%) FortiGate
1 10 (7.52%) TrustSec
2 1 (0.75%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (0.75%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 122 (91.73%) Cisco
2 44 (33.08%) Juniper
3 37 (27.82%) F5
4 20 (15.04%) Fortinet
5 13 (9.77%) Tufin
6 11 (8.27%) VMware
6 11 (8.27%) Microsoft
7 10 (7.52%) CA
8 9 (6.77%) Blue Coat
8 9 (6.77%) Citrix
8 9 (6.77%) AlgoSec
9 5 (3.76%) Radware
9 5 (3.76%) Infoblox
9 5 (3.76%) Redback
9 5 (3.76%) Nokia
9 5 (3.76%) Red Hat
10 4 (3.01%) HP
10 4 (3.01%) SolarWinds
11 3 (2.26%) Crossbeam
11 3 (2.26%) Aruba
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