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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CheckPoint
Rank 58 85 73
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -12
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 68 45 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.79% 1.77% 2.13%
As % of the Vendors category 6.09% 3.55% 4.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 7 24
Average daily rate
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£450 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £290 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £406 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -55.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 £17.25 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+89.85% -44.35%
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
1116 1268 1624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 45.85% 49.84% 51.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 514 506 546
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £209 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 48 50
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £12.00 £11.36
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £37.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +1.33%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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
Reading +13 9 £450 - 5
Bracknell +1 8 £470 -
Slough -3 5 £370 -4.51% 4
Newbury - 1 £425 - 1
Maidenhead - - - -
CheckPoint
South East

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 114 (90.48%) Firewall
2 103 (81.75%) Cisco
3 65 (51.59%) Cisco Certification
4 64 (50.79%) OSPF
5 60 (47.62%) Telecoms
6 53 (42.06%) Juniper
7 49 (38.89%) Cisco ASA
8 46 (36.51%) Network Security
9 43 (34.13%) Cisco PIX
9 43 (34.13%) CCIE
10 40 (31.75%) VPN
11 36 (28.57%) CISSP
12 33 (26.19%) F5
13 32 (25.40%) CCSP
13 32 (25.40%) BGP
14 31 (24.60%) CCNP
15 30 (23.81%) Network Design
16 27 (21.43%) IPsec
16 27 (21.43%) DNS
16 27 (21.43%) VoIP
16 27 (21.43%) Network Management
17 25 (19.84%) FWSM
18 24 (19.05%) SNMP
18 24 (19.05%) MPLS
19 22 (17.46%) Blue Coat
19 22 (17.46%) PCI DSS
20 21 (16.67%) Load Balancing
21 20 (15.87%) Nokia
22 19 (15.08%) Check Point Certification
23 17 (13.49%) BIG-IP

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 13 (10.32%) Apache
2 1 (0.79%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (1.59%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.79%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 114 (90.48%) Firewall
2 64 (50.79%) OSPF
3 49 (38.89%) Cisco ASA
4 46 (36.51%) Network Security
5 43 (34.13%) Cisco PIX
6 40 (31.75%) VPN
7 32 (25.40%) BGP
8 27 (21.43%) DNS
8 27 (21.43%) IPsec
8 27 (21.43%) VoIP
9 25 (19.84%) FWSM
10 24 (19.05%) MPLS
10 24 (19.05%) SNMP
11 17 (13.49%) BIG-IP
12 15 (11.90%) Cisco Nexus
13 13 (10.32%) RIP
14 9 (7.14%) SSL
15 8 (6.35%) VLAN
15 8 (6.35%) NetScaler
16 7 (5.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.79%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.79%) DB2
General
1 60 (47.62%) Telecoms
2 8 (6.35%) Finance
3 3 (2.38%) Billing
4 2 (1.59%) Retail
4 2 (1.59%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.59%) Back Office
5 1 (0.79%) Legal
Job Titles
1 52 (41.27%) IP Engineer
2 51 (40.48%) Design Engineer
3 43 (34.13%) Security Engineer
4 40 (31.75%) Network Engineer
5 28 (22.22%) Network Security Engineer
6 12 (9.52%) Consultant
7 10 (7.94%) Security Consultant
7 10 (7.94%) Network Design Engineer
8 9 (7.14%) Network Consultant
9 7 (5.56%) Network Security Consultant
10 6 (4.76%) Senior Design Engineer
10 6 (4.76%) Senior Security Engineer
10 6 (4.76%) Senior Network Engineer
11 5 (3.97%) IP Network Engineer
11 5 (3.97%) Firewall Engineer
12 4 (3.17%) Data Network Engineer
12 4 (3.17%) Designer
12 4 (3.17%) Test Engineer
12 4 (3.17%) Architect
12 4 (3.17%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.17%) WAP
2 1 (0.79%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.17%) SecurID
1 4 (3.17%) Mobile App
2 3 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.38%) Management Information System
3 1 (0.79%) Clustering
3 1 (0.79%) Digital Media
3 1 (0.79%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.56%) UNIX
1 7 (5.56%) Windows
2 3 (2.38%) Linux
3 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (0.79%) SUSE
3 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.79%) Oracle Linux
3 1 (0.79%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (23.81%) Network Design
2 27 (21.43%) Network Management
3 21 (16.67%) Load Balancing
4 15 (11.90%) Risk Assessment
5 12 (9.52%) ITIL
6 10 (7.94%) Information Security
7 8 (6.35%) eTOM
7 8 (6.35%) Demand Forecasting
7 8 (6.35%) Mentoring
8 6 (4.76%) Change Management
9 4 (3.17%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 4 (3.17%) Migration
9 4 (3.17%) Security Architecture
9 4 (3.17%) Problem Management
9 4 (3.17%) Release Management
9 4 (3.17%) Fault Management
10 3 (2.38%) Performance Tuning
10 3 (2.38%) Change Control
11 2 (1.59%) Test Strategy
11 2 (1.59%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.59%) SQL
2 1 (0.79%) C
2 1 (0.79%) Perl
Qualifications
1 65 (51.59%) Cisco Certification
2 43 (34.13%) CCIE
3 36 (28.57%) CISSP
4 32 (25.40%) CCSP
5 31 (24.60%) CCNP
6 19 (15.08%) Check Point Certification
7 15 (11.90%) CCDP
8 13 (10.32%) Security Cleared
9 11 (8.73%) CCSA
10 10 (7.94%) CCNA
11 9 (7.14%) CCSE
12 8 (6.35%) SC Cleared
13 7 (5.56%) Degree
14 2 (1.59%) CISA
14 2 (1.59%) ISTQB
14 2 (1.59%) MCSA
14 2 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
15 1 (0.79%) JNCIP
15 1 (0.79%) JNCIE
15 1 (0.79%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (17.46%) PCI DSS
2 7 (5.56%) SLA
3 1 (0.79%) COBIT
System Software
1 8 (6.35%) ProxySG
2 2 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.79%) XenApp
3 1 (0.79%) vSphere
3 1 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.79%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 15 (11.90%) FortiGate
2 4 (3.17%) OpenView
2 4 (3.17%) Netcool
3 2 (1.59%) SCCM
3 2 (1.59%) SCOM
4 1 (0.79%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.79%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 103 (81.75%) Cisco
2 53 (42.06%) Juniper
3 33 (26.19%) F5
4 22 (17.46%) Blue Coat
5 20 (15.87%) Nokia
6 14 (11.11%) Radware
7 11 (8.73%) Citrix
7 11 (8.73%) Redback
8 10 (7.94%) Fortinet
9 8 (6.35%) HP
10 5 (3.97%) Nortel
11 4 (3.17%) Crossbeam
12 3 (2.38%) Tufin
12 3 (2.38%) AlgoSec
12 3 (2.38%) VMware
12 3 (2.38%) McAfee
12 3 (2.38%) Ericsson
13 2 (1.59%) Symantec
13 2 (1.59%) Websense
13 2 (1.59%) Microsoft
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