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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CheckPoint
Rank 49 101 84
Rank change year-on-year
+52 -17
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 88 23 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.35% 0.89% 1.25%
As % of the Vendors category 6.88% 1.88% 2.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 12 12
Average daily rate
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£350 £400 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +20.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £142 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £500 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £371 £336 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.40% +3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 6
Average hourly rate - £32.75 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -31.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.53 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+55.33% -43.66%
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
1279 1224 1193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 48.63% 47.35% 49.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 673 621 461
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 45 81
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.34 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.97% +13.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.85 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £37.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 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
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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
Slough +6 12 £300 -29.41% 2
Reading +23 11 £375 +212.50% 2
Bracknell +4 7 £300 - 1
Newbury - 2 - -
Ascot - 1 £450 -
Maidenhead - - - -
Wokingham - - - -
CheckPoint
South East

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

1 133 (89.86%) Firewall
2 124 (83.78%) Cisco
3 73 (49.32%) OSPF
4 67 (45.27%) Telecoms
4 67 (45.27%) Cisco ASA
5 60 (40.54%) Cisco Certification
6 51 (34.46%) Network Security
6 51 (34.46%) Juniper
7 50 (33.78%) F5
8 49 (33.11%) VPN
9 43 (29.05%) BGP
10 38 (25.68%) CCNP
11 34 (22.97%) CISSP
12 32 (21.62%) RIP
13 31 (20.95%) Linux
13 31 (20.95%) IPsec
14 30 (20.27%) DNS
15 27 (18.24%) CCIE
15 27 (18.24%) MPLS
15 27 (18.24%) Network Design
15 27 (18.24%) Cisco PIX
16 26 (17.57%) Internet
17 25 (16.89%) Cisco Nexus
18 24 (16.22%) Security Cleared
19 23 (15.54%) Fortinet
19 23 (15.54%) Change Management
20 22 (14.86%) PCI DSS
21 21 (14.19%) SC Cleared
21 21 (14.19%) Risk Assessment
22 19 (12.84%) CCSP

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 8 (5.41%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.05%) Apache
3 5 (3.38%) IIS
4 1 (0.68%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (2.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.68%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 133 (89.86%) Firewall
2 73 (49.32%) OSPF
3 67 (45.27%) Cisco ASA
4 51 (34.46%) Network Security
5 49 (33.11%) VPN
6 43 (29.05%) BGP
7 32 (21.62%) RIP
8 31 (20.95%) IPsec
9 30 (20.27%) DNS
10 27 (18.24%) MPLS
10 27 (18.24%) Cisco PIX
11 26 (17.57%) Internet
12 25 (16.89%) Cisco Nexus
13 19 (12.84%) VLAN
14 15 (10.14%) SSL
15 14 (9.46%) FWSM
16 13 (8.78%) SNMP
17 12 (8.11%) LAN
17 12 (8.11%) BIG-IP
17 12 (8.11%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.38%) SQL Server
1 5 (3.38%) DB2
General
1 67 (45.27%) Telecoms
2 5 (3.38%) Finance
2 5 (3.38%) Back Office
3 4 (2.70%) Billing
4 3 (2.03%) Financial Institution
4 3 (2.03%) Retail
Job Titles
1 60 (40.54%) Design Engineer
2 52 (35.14%) Network Engineer
2 52 (35.14%) IP Engineer
3 44 (29.73%) Security Engineer
4 33 (22.30%) Network Security Engineer
5 19 (12.84%) Network Design Engineer
6 10 (6.76%) Senior Network Engineer
7 9 (6.08%) Environment Manager
7 9 (6.08%) Test Manager
8 6 (4.05%) Data Network Engineer
9 5 (3.38%) Senior Network Design Engineer
9 5 (3.38%) Senior Design Engineer
9 5 (3.38%) Test Engineer
9 5 (3.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (3.38%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 5 (3.38%) Cisco Engineer
10 4 (2.70%) Security Consultant
10 4 (2.70%) Consultant
10 4 (2.70%) Designer
10 4 (2.70%) Test Environment Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.73%) WAP
2 5 (3.38%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.78%) SecurID
2 9 (6.08%) Smart Meter
3 7 (4.73%) Mobile App
4 5 (3.38%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.03%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.68%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.68%) CMDB
6 1 (0.68%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 31 (20.95%) Linux
2 14 (9.46%) UNIX
3 11 (7.43%) Windows
3 11 (7.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (3.38%) Oracle Linux
4 5 (3.38%) AIX
4 5 (3.38%) Solaris
4 5 (3.38%) SUSE
5 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.68%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.68%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (18.24%) Network Design
2 23 (15.54%) Change Management
3 21 (14.19%) Risk Assessment
4 19 (12.84%) Load Balancing
5 18 (12.16%) Network Management
5 18 (12.16%) Validation
6 16 (10.81%) Project Management
7 15 (10.14%) Test Strategy
8 14 (9.46%) eTOM
8 14 (9.46%) ITIL
9 11 (7.43%) PRINCE2
10 10 (6.76%) Change Control
10 10 (6.76%) Demand Forecasting
11 9 (6.08%) Supplier Management
11 9 (6.08%) Service Delivery
11 9 (6.08%) Migration
12 7 (4.73%) Risk Management
12 7 (4.73%) Fault Management
12 7 (4.73%) User Acceptance Testing
13 6 (4.05%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.38%) SQL
2 3 (2.03%) C
Qualifications
1 60 (40.54%) Cisco Certification
2 38 (25.68%) CCNP
3 34 (22.97%) CISSP
4 27 (18.24%) CCIE
5 24 (16.22%) Security Cleared
6 21 (14.19%) SC Cleared
7 19 (12.84%) CCSP
8 18 (12.16%) Degree
9 12 (8.11%) CCNA
10 9 (6.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 9 (6.08%) CCSA
10 9 (6.08%) CCSE
11 7 (4.73%) Check Point Certification
11 7 (4.73%) CCDP
12 4 (2.70%) JNCIS
13 1 (0.68%) JNCIP
13 1 (0.68%) JNCIE
13 1 (0.68%) ISTQB
13 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (0.68%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (14.86%) PCI DSS
2 5 (3.38%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (4.05%) ProxySG
2 5 (3.38%) VMware ESX
2 5 (3.38%) vSphere
2 5 (3.38%) FreeRADIUS
3 4 (2.70%) Firmware
3 4 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (11.49%) FortiGate
2 7 (4.73%) OpenView
2 7 (4.73%) Netcool
3 5 (3.38%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (0.68%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 124 (83.78%) Cisco
2 51 (34.46%) Juniper
3 50 (33.78%) F5
4 23 (15.54%) Fortinet
5 16 (10.81%) Tufin
5 16 (10.81%) VMware
5 16 (10.81%) HP
6 15 (10.14%) Radware
7 14 (9.46%) Blue Coat
8 13 (8.78%) Citrix
8 13 (8.78%) Nokia
8 13 (8.78%) Microsoft
9 12 (8.11%) CA
9 12 (8.11%) Crossbeam
9 12 (8.11%) AlgoSec
10 11 (7.43%) Red Hat
11 9 (6.08%) Redback
12 7 (4.73%) Nortel
13 5 (3.38%) Oracle
13 5 (3.38%) Dell