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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CheckPoint
Rank 80 61 98
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +37
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 50 69 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.73% 2.40% 0.82%
As % of the Vendors category 3.57% 4.78% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 28 10
Average daily rate
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£363 £319 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.72% +8.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £100 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £408 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 £25.19 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.73% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £30.25 £19.63
% change year-on-year
+32.23% +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
1399 1445 1174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 48.44% 50.33% 47.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 721 684 439
Average daily rate £400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £190 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £514 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 68 72
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £11.25 £13.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £30.25 £51.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 20 April 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 20 April 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
Reading -9 15 £294 -2.08% 3
Maidenhead +16 10 £398 -6.47% 3
Bracknell -8 2 - -
Slough +3 1 £405 - 2
CheckPoint
South East

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 133 (88.67%) Cisco
2 123 (82.00%) Firewall
3 74 (49.33%) Cisco ASA
4 69 (46.00%) Cisco Certification
5 61 (40.67%) OSPF
6 59 (39.33%) CCNP
7 56 (37.33%) Telecoms
7 56 (37.33%) VPN
8 54 (36.00%) F5
9 49 (32.67%) Network Security
10 48 (32.00%) Juniper
11 35 (23.33%) MPLS
11 35 (23.33%) LAN
11 35 (23.33%) Cisco Nexus
12 34 (22.67%) BGP
13 33 (22.00%) RIP
14 32 (21.33%) Linux
15 31 (20.67%) CISSP
16 29 (19.33%) IPsec
17 28 (18.67%) Validation
17 28 (18.67%) Internet
18 27 (18.00%) DNS
18 27 (18.00%) Security Cleared
18 27 (18.00%) Fortinet
19 26 (17.33%) Risk Assessment
20 25 (16.67%) SC Cleared
21 22 (14.67%) Project Management
21 22 (14.67%) WAN
21 22 (14.67%) ITIL
22 21 (14.00%) Cisco PIX

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 6 (4.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.67%) IIS
2 4 (2.67%) Apache
3 2 (1.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (5.33%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 123 (82.00%) Firewall
2 74 (49.33%) Cisco ASA
3 61 (40.67%) OSPF
4 56 (37.33%) VPN
5 49 (32.67%) Network Security
6 35 (23.33%) MPLS
6 35 (23.33%) LAN
6 35 (23.33%) Cisco Nexus
7 34 (22.67%) BGP
8 33 (22.00%) RIP
9 29 (19.33%) IPsec
10 28 (18.67%) Internet
11 27 (18.00%) DNS
12 22 (14.67%) WAN
13 21 (14.00%) Cisco PIX
14 19 (12.67%) SSL
14 19 (12.67%) Wireless
14 19 (12.67%) VLAN
15 18 (12.00%) VoIP
16 17 (11.33%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.67%) SQL Server
1 4 (2.67%) DB2
General
1 56 (37.33%) Telecoms
2 5 (3.33%) Finance
3 3 (2.00%) Back Office
4 1 (0.67%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.67%) Retail
4 1 (0.67%) Billing
4 1 (0.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 59 (39.33%) Network Engineer
2 49 (32.67%) Design Engineer
3 45 (30.00%) IP Engineer
4 43 (28.67%) Security Engineer
5 30 (20.00%) Network Security Engineer
6 17 (11.33%) Network Design Engineer
7 10 (6.67%) Test Engineer
8 8 (5.33%) Environment Manager
8 8 (5.33%) Senior Network Engineer
9 7 (4.67%) Test Manager
10 6 (4.00%) Project Manager
11 5 (3.33%) Network Specialist
11 5 (3.33%) Designer
12 4 (2.67%) Network Design Specialist
12 4 (2.67%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
12 4 (2.67%) IP Network Engineer
12 4 (2.67%) Network Security Specialist
12 4 (2.67%) Network Architect
12 4 (2.67%) Infrastructure Manager
12 4 (2.67%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.67%) Regular Expression
2 3 (2.00%) WAP
3 1 (0.67%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.67%) SecurID
2 8 (5.33%) Smart Meter
3 3 (2.00%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.33%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.67%) Device Driver
5 1 (0.67%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 32 (21.33%) Linux
2 20 (13.33%) Windows
3 11 (7.33%) Windows 7
4 10 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (5.33%) UNIX
6 4 (2.67%) Oracle Linux
6 4 (2.67%) AIX
6 4 (2.67%) Solaris
6 4 (2.67%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (18.67%) Validation
2 26 (17.33%) Risk Assessment
3 22 (14.67%) Project Management
3 22 (14.67%) ITIL
4 19 (12.67%) Network Design
4 19 (12.67%) Test Strategy
5 16 (10.67%) eTOM
5 16 (10.67%) Change Management
6 15 (10.00%) Load Balancing
7 12 (8.00%) Demand Forecasting
8 11 (7.33%) PRINCE2
8 11 (7.33%) Network Management
9 10 (6.67%) Service Delivery
10 8 (5.33%) Supplier Management
10 8 (5.33%) Migration
11 7 (4.67%) Reverse Engineering
12 6 (4.00%) Network Architecture
12 6 (4.00%) Change Control
12 6 (4.00%) Risk Management
13 5 (3.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.33%) SQL
2 3 (2.00%) C
Qualifications
1 69 (46.00%) Cisco Certification
2 59 (39.33%) CCNP
3 31 (20.67%) CISSP
4 27 (18.00%) Security Cleared
5 25 (16.67%) SC Cleared
6 18 (12.00%) Degree
7 17 (11.33%) CCIE
8 11 (7.33%) JNCIS
9 10 (6.67%) CCSE
10 9 (6.00%) CCSA
10 9 (6.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 9 (6.00%) CCSP
11 8 (5.33%) CCNA
12 7 (4.67%) CCDP
12 7 (4.67%) Check Point Certification
13 2 (1.33%) CCDA
14 1 (0.67%) CCIP
14 1 (0.67%) CCA
14 1 (0.67%) Citrix Certification
14 1 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (13.33%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.00%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (7.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.67%) vSphere
2 4 (2.67%) FreeRADIUS
2 4 (2.67%) VMware ESX
3 3 (2.00%) Firmware
3 3 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.33%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 15 (10.00%) FortiGate
2 4 (2.67%) CA Spectrum
3 3 (2.00%) OpenView
3 3 (2.00%) Netcool
4 1 (0.67%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.67%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 133 (88.67%) Cisco
2 54 (36.00%) F5
3 48 (32.00%) Juniper
4 27 (18.00%) Fortinet
5 19 (12.67%) Tufin
6 17 (11.33%) Microsoft
7 16 (10.67%) CA
8 15 (10.00%) VMware
8 15 (10.00%) AlgoSec
9 12 (8.00%) Citrix
10 10 (6.67%) Red Hat
10 10 (6.67%) Radware
11 9 (6.00%) HP
11 9 (6.00%) Blue Coat
11 9 (6.00%) Crossbeam
12 7 (4.67%) Redback
12 7 (4.67%) Nokia
13 5 (3.33%) IBM
13 5 (3.33%) Infoblox
14 4 (2.67%) SolarWinds
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