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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CheckPoint
Rank 56 98 70
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -28
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 71 28 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.72% 1.13% 2.07%
As % of the Vendors category 5.62% 2.31% 4.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 9 15
Average daily rate
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£360 £400 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £120 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £505 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £38.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £27.75 £26.63
% change year-on-year
+39.63% +4.22%
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
1263 1213 1311
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 48.37% 49.03% 49.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 647 604 490
Average daily rate £375 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £505 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 45 70
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £12.35 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £39.35
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 27 November 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 27 November 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 -2 12 £335 -21.17% 2
Reading +14 9 £413 +243.75% 7
Bracknell - 8 £300 - 3
Ascot - 1 £450 -
Newbury - 1 - -
Maidenhead - - - - 1
Wokingham - - - -
CheckPoint
South East

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 November 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.

1 135 (95.74%) Firewall
2 119 (84.40%) Cisco
3 74 (52.48%) OSPF
4 68 (48.23%) Telecoms
5 61 (43.26%) Cisco Certification
6 58 (41.13%) Cisco ASA
7 53 (37.59%) Network Security
8 51 (36.17%) Juniper
9 49 (34.75%) VPN
10 44 (31.21%) BGP
11 39 (27.66%) F5
12 34 (24.11%) CCIE
12 34 (24.11%) CISSP
13 33 (23.40%) Cisco PIX
14 31 (21.99%) DNS
15 30 (21.28%) CCNP
16 29 (20.57%) RIP
16 29 (20.57%) IPsec
17 28 (19.86%) CCSP
18 27 (19.15%) Network Design
19 24 (17.02%) Risk Assessment
20 23 (16.31%) MPLS
20 23 (16.31%) Linux
21 22 (15.60%) Internet
21 22 (15.60%) PCI DSS
22 21 (14.89%) Load Balancing
23 20 (14.18%) Security Cleared
24 19 (13.48%) Fortinet
25 18 (12.77%) VLAN
25 18 (12.77%) Network Management

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 6 (4.26%) Apache
1 6 (4.26%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.55%) IIS
3 1 (0.71%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (3.55%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.71%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 135 (95.74%) Firewall
2 74 (52.48%) OSPF
3 58 (41.13%) Cisco ASA
4 53 (37.59%) Network Security
5 49 (34.75%) VPN
6 44 (31.21%) BGP
7 33 (23.40%) Cisco PIX
8 31 (21.99%) DNS
9 29 (20.57%) RIP
9 29 (20.57%) IPsec
10 23 (16.31%) MPLS
11 22 (15.60%) Internet
12 18 (12.77%) VLAN
13 16 (11.35%) Cisco Nexus
14 15 (10.64%) FWSM
15 14 (9.93%) SNMP
16 12 (8.51%) SSL
16 12 (8.51%) VoIP
16 12 (8.51%) BIG-IP
17 10 (7.09%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.55%) SQL Server
1 5 (3.55%) DB2
General
1 68 (48.23%) Telecoms
2 5 (3.55%) Billing
2 5 (3.55%) Back Office
2 5 (3.55%) Finance
3 3 (2.13%) Retail
4 2 (1.42%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 61 (43.26%) Design Engineer
2 54 (38.30%) IP Engineer
3 51 (36.17%) Network Engineer
4 48 (34.04%) Security Engineer
5 38 (26.95%) Network Security Engineer
6 15 (10.64%) Network Design Engineer
7 7 (4.96%) Test Manager
7 7 (4.96%) Senior Network Engineer
8 6 (4.26%) Data Network Engineer
8 6 (4.26%) Environment Manager
9 5 (3.55%) Cisco Engineer
9 5 (3.55%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 5 (3.55%) Designer
10 4 (2.84%) Consultant
10 4 (2.84%) Security Consultant
10 4 (2.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (2.84%) Firewall Engineer
11 3 (2.13%) IP Network Engineer
11 3 (2.13%) Senior Network Design Engineer
11 3 (2.13%) Senior Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.96%) WAP
2 5 (3.55%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.09%) SecurID
2 7 (4.96%) Mobile App
3 6 (4.26%) Smart Meter
4 5 (3.55%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.13%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.71%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.71%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 23 (16.31%) Linux
2 13 (9.22%) UNIX
3 11 (7.80%) Windows
4 6 (4.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (3.55%) SUSE
5 5 (3.55%) AIX
5 5 (3.55%) Oracle Linux
6 4 (2.84%) Solaris
7 1 (0.71%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.71%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (19.15%) Network Design
2 24 (17.02%) Risk Assessment
3 21 (14.89%) Load Balancing
4 18 (12.77%) Network Management
5 17 (12.06%) Change Management
6 14 (9.93%) ITIL
6 14 (9.93%) eTOM
7 13 (9.22%) Demand Forecasting
8 12 (8.51%) Project Management
9 9 (6.38%) Change Control
10 8 (5.67%) Migration
11 7 (4.96%) Validation
11 7 (4.96%) Service Delivery
11 7 (4.96%) Information Security
11 7 (4.96%) Test Strategy
11 7 (4.96%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (4.96%) Fault Management
12 6 (4.26%) PRINCE2
13 5 (3.55%) Risk Management
13 5 (3.55%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.55%) SQL
2 3 (2.13%) C
Qualifications
1 61 (43.26%) Cisco Certification
2 34 (24.11%) CCIE
2 34 (24.11%) CISSP
3 30 (21.28%) CCNP
4 28 (19.86%) CCSP
5 20 (14.18%) Security Cleared
6 17 (12.06%) SC Cleared
7 15 (10.64%) Degree
8 13 (9.22%) CCNA
9 10 (7.09%) CCSE
9 10 (7.09%) CCSA
10 9 (6.38%) CCDP
10 9 (6.38%) Check Point Certification
11 6 (4.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (1.42%) ISTQB
13 1 (0.71%) JNCIP
13 1 (0.71%) JNCIE
13 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (0.71%) CCIP
13 1 (0.71%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (15.60%) PCI DSS
2 6 (4.26%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (4.96%) ProxySG
2 5 (3.55%) vSphere
2 5 (3.55%) FreeRADIUS
3 4 (2.84%) Firmware
3 4 (2.84%) VMware ESX
4 3 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (10.64%) FortiGate
2 7 (4.96%) Netcool
2 7 (4.96%) OpenView
3 5 (3.55%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (0.71%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 119 (84.40%) Cisco
2 51 (36.17%) Juniper
3 39 (27.66%) F5
4 19 (13.48%) Fortinet
5 18 (12.77%) Radware
6 17 (12.06%) Nokia
7 14 (9.93%) Blue Coat
7 14 (9.93%) VMware
8 13 (9.22%) HP
9 12 (8.51%) Redback
10 11 (7.80%) Crossbeam
11 9 (6.38%) Citrix
11 9 (6.38%) Microsoft
11 9 (6.38%) Tufin
11 9 (6.38%) AlgoSec
12 7 (4.96%) CA
12 7 (4.96%) Nortel
13 6 (4.26%) Red Hat
14 5 (3.55%) IBM
14 5 (3.55%) Oracle
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Posted: 5 days ago