The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Berkshire region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CheckPoint
Rank 61 92 78
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -14
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 64 30 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.54% 1.25% 1.92%
As % of the Vendors category 5.52% 2.63% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 10 21
Average daily rate
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£438 £388 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% +21.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £429 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £343
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -5.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £17.25 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -61.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £16.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+127.27% -41.07%
Vendors Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1159 1142 1560
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 46.05% 47.58% 49.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 512 420 532
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £140 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 46 60
Average hourly rate £18.68 £23.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.78% -20.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £31.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
CheckPoint
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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 1 August 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 1 August 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 +5 11 £325 -18.75% 7
Bracknell +3 9 £470 +1.84%
Slough +1 1 - - 1
Newbury - 1 £425 -
Maidenhead - - - - 2
CheckPoint
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CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 (85.07%) Firewall
2 109 (81.34%) Cisco
3 67 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 61 (45.52%) Telecoms
5 60 (44.78%) OSPF
6 57 (42.54%) Juniper
7 47 (35.07%) Cisco ASA
8 46 (34.33%) Network Security
9 41 (30.60%) Cisco PIX
10 40 (29.85%) CCIE
11 38 (28.36%) CISSP
12 33 (24.63%) VPN
13 32 (23.88%) CCNP
14 30 (22.39%) VoIP
15 29 (21.64%) CCSP
15 29 (21.64%) F5
16 28 (20.90%) BGP
16 28 (20.90%) MPLS
17 27 (20.15%) DNS
18 26 (19.40%) Network Design
19 25 (18.66%) FWSM
20 24 (17.91%) IPsec
21 23 (17.16%) SNMP
21 23 (17.16%) Network Management
22 22 (16.42%) PCI DSS
23 21 (15.67%) Blue Coat
24 19 (14.18%) FortiGate
24 19 (14.18%) Check Point Certification
25 17 (12.69%) Load Balancing
26 16 (11.94%) Cisco Nexus

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 12 (8.96%) Apache
2 1 (0.75%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (2.24%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.75%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 114 (85.07%) Firewall
2 60 (44.78%) OSPF
3 47 (35.07%) Cisco ASA
4 46 (34.33%) Network Security
5 41 (30.60%) Cisco PIX
6 33 (24.63%) VPN
7 30 (22.39%) VoIP
8 28 (20.90%) BGP
8 28 (20.90%) MPLS
9 27 (20.15%) DNS
10 25 (18.66%) FWSM
11 24 (17.91%) IPsec
12 23 (17.16%) SNMP
13 16 (11.94%) Cisco Nexus
14 14 (10.45%) BIG-IP
15 11 (8.21%) RIP
16 7 (5.22%) SSL
17 6 (4.48%) WAN
17 6 (4.48%) Internet
17 6 (4.48%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.75%) SQL Server
General
1 61 (45.52%) Telecoms
2 7 (5.22%) Finance
3 4 (2.99%) Billing
4 3 (2.24%) Legal
5 2 (1.49%) Front Office
5 2 (1.49%) Retail
6 1 (0.75%) Local Government
6 1 (0.75%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 46 (34.33%) IP Engineer
1 46 (34.33%) Security Engineer
2 44 (32.84%) Design Engineer
3 36 (26.87%) Network Engineer
4 26 (19.40%) Network Security Engineer
5 11 (8.21%) Consultant
6 9 (6.72%) Network Consultant
6 9 (6.72%) Security Consultant
7 8 (5.97%) Analyst
7 8 (5.97%) Network Design Engineer
8 7 (5.22%) Firewall Engineer
8 7 (5.22%) Network Security Consultant
9 6 (4.48%) Senior Design Engineer
10 5 (3.73%) IP Network Engineer
10 5 (3.73%) Help Desk Analyst
10 5 (3.73%) Service Analyst
10 5 (3.73%) Service Desk Analyst
11 4 (2.99%) Test Engineer
11 4 (2.99%) Senior Network Engineer
11 4 (2.99%) NOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.75%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (2.24%) SecurID
2 1 (0.75%) Digital Media
2 1 (0.75%) Mobile App
2 1 (0.75%) Management Information System
2 1 (0.75%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.21%) Windows
2 4 (2.99%) UNIX
3 3 (2.24%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (2.24%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.75%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.75%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (19.40%) Network Design
2 23 (17.16%) Network Management
3 17 (12.69%) Load Balancing
4 15 (11.19%) ITIL
4 15 (11.19%) Risk Assessment
5 9 (6.72%) Information Security
6 8 (5.97%) Migration
6 8 (5.97%) eTOM
6 8 (5.97%) Demand Forecasting
7 7 (5.22%) Change Management
8 5 (3.73%) Incident Management
8 5 (3.73%) Fault Management
8 5 (3.73%) Problem Management
8 5 (3.73%) ERP
8 5 (3.73%) ITSM
9 4 (2.99%) Configuration Management
10 3 (2.24%) Security Architecture
10 3 (2.24%) Change Control
10 3 (2.24%) Test Strategy
10 3 (2.24%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.75%) C
1 1 (0.75%) Perl
1 1 (0.75%) SQL
Qualifications
1 67 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 40 (29.85%) CCIE
3 38 (28.36%) CISSP
4 32 (23.88%) CCNP
5 29 (21.64%) CCSP
6 19 (14.18%) Check Point Certification
7 15 (11.19%) CCDP
7 15 (11.19%) Security Cleared
8 11 (8.21%) CCSA
9 10 (7.46%) SC Cleared
10 9 (6.72%) CCSE
11 8 (5.97%) CCNA
12 5 (3.73%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (3.73%) MCSA
13 4 (2.99%) CISA
13 4 (2.99%) Degree
14 3 (2.24%) ISTQB
15 1 (0.75%) JNCIP
15 1 (0.75%) JNCIE
15 1 (0.75%) CCDE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (16.42%) PCI DSS
2 8 (5.97%) SLA
3 1 (0.75%) COBIT
System Software
1 7 (5.22%) ProxySG
2 3 (2.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.75%) XenApp
3 1 (0.75%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 19 (14.18%) FortiGate
2 5 (3.73%) SCCM
2 5 (3.73%) SCOM
3 1 (0.75%) Netcool
3 1 (0.75%) OpenView
3 1 (0.75%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 109 (81.34%) Cisco
2 57 (42.54%) Juniper
3 29 (21.64%) F5
4 21 (15.67%) Blue Coat
5 16 (11.94%) Nokia
6 11 (8.21%) Citrix
6 11 (8.21%) Radware
6 11 (8.21%) Redback
7 8 (5.97%) Fortinet
8 6 (4.48%) McAfee
8 6 (4.48%) HP
9 5 (3.73%) Symantec
10 3 (2.24%) Tufin
10 3 (2.24%) AlgoSec
10 3 (2.24%) Ericsson
10 3 (2.24%) Microsoft
10 3 (2.24%) VMware
11 2 (1.49%) Websense
11 2 (1.49%) Nortel
11 2 (1.49%) Huawei
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