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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CheckPoint
Rank 60 90 76
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -14
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 61 30 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.50% 1.23% 1.99%
As % of the Vendors category 5.25% 2.56% 3.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 8 19
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.37% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £230 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £436 £386
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Average hourly rate - £17.25 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -61.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £17.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+120.58% -41.37%
Vendors Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1163 1173 1578
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 47.62% 48.19% 49.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 510 445 523
Average daily rate £366 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.34% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £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 38 49 70
Average hourly rate £18.68 £21.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.11% -28.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £31.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
CheckPoint
South East

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 +8 15 £325 -3.70% 5
Bracknell +6 8 £481 +4.28%
Slough +2 1 - -
Maidenhead - - - - 2
Newbury - - - -
CheckPoint
South East

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 106 (84.13%) Firewall
2 101 (80.16%) Cisco
3 61 (48.41%) Cisco Certification
4 56 (44.44%) Telecoms
5 53 (42.06%) Juniper
6 52 (41.27%) OSPF
7 43 (34.13%) Cisco ASA
8 42 (33.33%) Network Security
9 36 (28.57%) Cisco PIX
10 35 (27.78%) CCIE
11 34 (26.98%) CISSP
12 30 (23.81%) CCNP
13 28 (22.22%) F5
14 27 (21.43%) CCSP
14 27 (21.43%) VoIP
14 27 (21.43%) DNS
15 26 (20.63%) VPN
15 26 (20.63%) MPLS
16 25 (19.84%) Network Design
17 24 (19.05%) BGP
18 22 (17.46%) FWSM
19 21 (16.67%) Network Management
19 21 (16.67%) IPsec
20 20 (15.87%) SNMP
20 20 (15.87%) Blue Coat
21 19 (15.08%) FortiGate
22 18 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
22 18 (14.29%) PCI DSS
23 17 (13.49%) Check Point Certification
24 14 (11.11%) ITIL

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 (9.52%) Apache
2 1 (0.79%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (2.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.79%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 106 (84.13%) Firewall
2 52 (41.27%) OSPF
3 43 (34.13%) Cisco ASA
4 42 (33.33%) Network Security
5 36 (28.57%) Cisco PIX
6 27 (21.43%) VoIP
6 27 (21.43%) DNS
7 26 (20.63%) VPN
7 26 (20.63%) MPLS
8 24 (19.05%) BGP
9 22 (17.46%) FWSM
10 21 (16.67%) IPsec
11 20 (15.87%) SNMP
12 18 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
13 13 (10.32%) BIG-IP
14 8 (6.35%) RIP
15 7 (5.56%) WAN
15 7 (5.56%) SSL
16 6 (4.76%) VLAN
16 6 (4.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.79%) SQL Server
General
1 56 (44.44%) Telecoms
2 7 (5.56%) Finance
3 4 (3.17%) Legal
4 2 (1.59%) Billing
4 2 (1.59%) Front Office
5 1 (0.79%) Retail
5 1 (0.79%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 46 (36.51%) Security Engineer
2 42 (33.33%) IP Engineer
3 39 (30.95%) Design Engineer
4 35 (27.78%) Network Engineer
5 26 (20.63%) Network Security Engineer
6 10 (7.94%) Consultant
7 8 (6.35%) Network Consultant
7 8 (6.35%) Security Consultant
7 8 (6.35%) Analyst
8 7 (5.56%) Network Design Engineer
8 7 (5.56%) Firewall Engineer
9 6 (4.76%) Network Security Consultant
10 5 (3.97%) Help Desk Analyst
10 5 (3.97%) Service Desk Analyst
10 5 (3.97%) Service Analyst
10 5 (3.97%) NOC Engineer
10 5 (3.97%) IP Network Engineer
10 5 (3.97%) Senior Design Engineer
11 4 (3.17%) Senior Security Engineer
11 4 (3.17%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.79%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (2.38%) SecurID
2 1 (0.79%) Clustering
2 1 (0.79%) Management Information System
2 1 (0.79%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.73%) Windows
2 4 (3.17%) UNIX
3 3 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.79%) Linux
4 1 (0.79%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (19.84%) Network Design
2 21 (16.67%) Network Management
3 14 (11.11%) ITIL
3 14 (11.11%) Load Balancing
4 13 (10.32%) Risk Assessment
5 9 (7.14%) Information Security
5 9 (7.14%) Migration
6 8 (6.35%) Demand Forecasting
7 7 (5.56%) Change Management
7 7 (5.56%) eTOM
8 5 (3.97%) ERP
8 5 (3.97%) ITSM
8 5 (3.97%) Incident Management
8 5 (3.97%) Problem Management
8 5 (3.97%) Fault Management
9 4 (3.17%) Configuration Management
10 3 (2.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 3 (2.38%) Performance Management
10 3 (2.38%) Security Architecture
10 3 (2.38%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.79%) C
1 1 (0.79%) Perl
1 1 (0.79%) SQL
Qualifications
1 61 (48.41%) Cisco Certification
2 35 (27.78%) CCIE
3 34 (26.98%) CISSP
4 30 (23.81%) CCNP
5 27 (21.43%) CCSP
6 17 (13.49%) Check Point Certification
7 14 (11.11%) Security Cleared
8 13 (10.32%) CCDP
9 11 (8.73%) CCSA
10 9 (7.14%) CCSE
10 9 (7.14%) SC Cleared
11 7 (5.56%) CCNA
12 5 (3.97%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (3.97%) MCSA
13 4 (3.17%) Degree
13 4 (3.17%) CISA
14 2 (1.59%) ISTQB
15 1 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
15 1 (0.79%) CCA
15 1 (0.79%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (14.29%) PCI DSS
2 8 (6.35%) SLA
3 1 (0.79%) COBIT
System Software
1 6 (4.76%) ProxySG
2 4 (3.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.79%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.79%) XenApp
3 1 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 19 (15.08%) FortiGate
2 5 (3.97%) SCCM
2 5 (3.97%) SCOM
3 1 (0.79%) Netcool
3 1 (0.79%) OpenView
3 1 (0.79%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 101 (80.16%) Cisco
2 53 (42.06%) Juniper
3 28 (22.22%) F5
4 20 (15.87%) Blue Coat
5 13 (10.32%) Nokia
6 11 (8.73%) Citrix
7 8 (6.35%) Redback
7 8 (6.35%) Radware
8 7 (5.56%) Fortinet
9 6 (4.76%) HP
9 6 (4.76%) McAfee
10 5 (3.97%) Symantec
11 4 (3.17%) VMware
12 3 (2.38%) Ericsson
12 3 (2.38%) Microsoft
12 3 (2.38%) Huawei
12 3 (2.38%) Tufin
12 3 (2.38%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 3 (2.38%) AlgoSec
13 2 (1.59%) Websense
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