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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
CheckPoint
Rank 83 40 104
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +64
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 40 98 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.57% 3.70% 1.11%
As % of the Vendors category 3.20% 7.77% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 29 14
Average daily rate £400 £363 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £440 £489
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £393 £350
% change year-on-year
-4.45% +12.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £32.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year
+36.71% -41.81%
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
1250 1261 1273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 49.19% 47.64% 48.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 623 608 613
Average daily rate £380 £375 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £230 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £525 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 31 63
Average hourly rate £27.00 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.63% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.50 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £42.50 £28.32
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+32.35% +3.03%

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
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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CheckPoint across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

CheckPoint Hourly Rate Histogram 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 5 February 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 -14 17 £425 +17.24% 5
Bracknell -6 4 - -
Windsor -5 3 - -
Maidenhead +4 2 - -
Slough +4 1 £400 +33.33% 1
CheckPoint
South East

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 69 (92.00%) Cisco
2 57 (76.00%) Firewall
3 38 (50.67%) LAN
4 37 (49.33%) Juniper
5 32 (42.67%) Cisco ASA
6 30 (40.00%) F5
7 29 (38.67%) BGP
8 27 (36.00%) OSPF
9 26 (34.67%) Cisco Certification
9 26 (34.67%) VPN
10 25 (33.33%) Network Security
11 23 (30.67%) Data Centre
12 21 (28.00%) VLAN
13 20 (26.67%) Network Design
13 20 (26.67%) Telecoms
14 19 (25.33%) CCNP
14 19 (25.33%) Load Balancing
14 19 (25.33%) Security Cleared
15 18 (24.00%) WAN
16 17 (22.67%) SC Cleared
17 16 (21.33%) TCP/IP
18 13 (17.33%) SSL
19 12 (16.00%) CCIE
19 12 (16.00%) CCSA
20 11 (14.67%) CCSE
20 11 (14.67%) MPLS
21 10 (13.33%) Windows
21 10 (13.33%) Cisco PIX
21 10 (13.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
21 10 (13.33%) WebEx

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.33%) Lync
1 1 (1.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (4.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.33%) MS Office
2 1 (1.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.33%) SAP CCM
1 1 (1.33%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.00%) IaaS
1 3 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 57 (76.00%) Firewall
2 38 (50.67%) LAN
3 32 (42.67%) Cisco ASA
4 29 (38.67%) BGP
5 27 (36.00%) OSPF
6 26 (34.67%) VPN
7 25 (33.33%) Network Security
8 21 (28.00%) VLAN
9 18 (24.00%) WAN
10 16 (21.33%) TCP/IP
11 13 (17.33%) SSL
12 11 (14.67%) MPLS
13 10 (13.33%) Cisco PIX
13 10 (13.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 10 (13.33%) WebEx
14 8 (10.67%) Cisco Nexus
14 8 (10.67%) DNS
15 7 (9.33%) EIGRP
15 7 (9.33%) Wireless
16 5 (6.67%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database
1 1 (1.33%) SQL Server
General
1 20 (26.67%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.00%) Finance
3 1 (1.33%) Banking
3 1 (1.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 42 (56.00%) Network Engineer
2 16 (21.33%) Security Engineer
3 12 (16.00%) Network Security Engineer
4 11 (14.67%) Cisco Engineer
4 11 (14.67%) Senior Network Engineer
5 10 (13.33%) Analyst
5 10 (13.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 9 (12.00%) Network Analyst
7 8 (10.67%) Design Engineer
8 7 (9.33%) Check Point Analyst
9 6 (8.00%) IP Engineer
9 6 (8.00%) Network Design Engineer
10 5 (6.67%) Firewall Engineer
10 5 (6.67%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 5 (6.67%) Senior Security Engineer
11 4 (5.33%) Consultant
11 4 (5.33%) IP Design Engineer
11 4 (5.33%) Network Operations Engineer
11 4 (5.33%) Operations Engineer
11 4 (5.33%) Senior Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.67%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 23 (30.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (1.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.33%) Driving Licence
2 1 (1.33%) Grid Computing
2 1 (1.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.33%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 10 (13.33%) Windows
2 8 (10.67%) Linux
3 6 (8.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.33%) AIX
4 1 (1.33%) Solaris
4 1 (1.33%) Unix
4 1 (1.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (26.67%) Network Design
2 19 (25.33%) Load Balancing
3 7 (9.33%) ITIL
4 5 (6.67%) Change Control
4 5 (6.67%) Migration
5 3 (4.00%) Incident Management
5 3 (4.00%) Network Management
5 3 (4.00%) SIEM
6 2 (2.67%) Change Management
6 2 (2.67%) Database Security
6 2 (2.67%) Information Security
6 2 (2.67%) Infrastructure Monitoring
6 2 (2.67%) ITSM
6 2 (2.67%) Network Architecture
6 2 (2.67%) Process Improvement
6 2 (2.67%) QMS
6 2 (2.67%) Quality Management
6 2 (2.67%) SDLC
6 2 (2.67%) Service Delivery
6 2 (2.67%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.67%) SQL
3 1 (1.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 26 (34.67%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (25.33%) CCNP
2 19 (25.33%) Security Cleared
3 17 (22.67%) SC Cleared
4 12 (16.00%) CCIE
4 12 (16.00%) CCSA
5 11 (14.67%) CCSE
6 9 (12.00%) Check Point Certification
7 8 (10.67%) Degree
8 7 (9.33%) CCNA
9 3 (4.00%) CCDP
10 2 (2.67%) CISSP
10 2 (2.67%) JNCIS
11 1 (1.33%) CCVP
11 1 (1.33%) CISM
11 1 (1.33%) JNCIP
11 1 (1.33%) MCITP
11 1 (1.33%) MCTS
11 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (1.33%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.67%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.67%) ProxySG
2 1 (1.33%) Firmware
2 1 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (12.00%) FortiGate
2 2 (2.67%) MIMEsweeper
2 2 (2.67%) Nessus
2 2 (2.67%) OPNET
3 1 (1.33%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.33%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (1.33%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (1.33%) HP Operations Orchestration
3 1 (1.33%) Nagios
3 1 (1.33%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.33%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.33%) SCCM
3 1 (1.33%) SCOM
3 1 (1.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 69 (92.00%) Cisco
2 37 (49.33%) Juniper
3 30 (40.00%) F5
4 8 (10.67%) Blue Coat
5 6 (8.00%) Palo Alto
6 5 (6.67%) Nokia
7 4 (5.33%) Fortinet
8 3 (4.00%) IBM
8 3 (4.00%) McAfee
8 3 (4.00%) Microsoft
9 2 (2.67%) ArcSight
9 2 (2.67%) Brocade
9 2 (2.67%) Clearswift
9 2 (2.67%) Crossbeam
9 2 (2.67%) HP
9 2 (2.67%) Qualys
9 2 (2.67%) Remedy
9 2 (2.67%) Riverbed
9 2 (2.67%) Splunk
9 2 (2.67%) VMware