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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CheckPoint
Rank 54 84 83
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -1
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 71 45 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.88% 1.78% 1.76%
As % of the Vendors category 6.31% 3.73% 3.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 9 25
Average daily rate
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£450 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £417 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
- +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £17.25 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -55.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £16.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+134.84% -46.77%
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
1125 1205 1554
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 45.69% 47.53% 51.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 514 451 533
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £190 £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 37 56 48
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.03 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.91% -9.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £31.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.73% +1.57%

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 29 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 29 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 +14 11 £450 +28.57% 6
Bracknell +4 8 £470 -
Slough -3 2 - - 2
Newbury - 1 £425 -
Maidenhead - - - - 1
CheckPoint
South East

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 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.

1 111 (88.80%) Firewall
2 104 (83.20%) Cisco
3 66 (52.80%) Cisco Certification
4 63 (50.40%) OSPF
5 59 (47.20%) Telecoms
6 54 (43.20%) Juniper
7 47 (37.60%) Network Security
8 46 (36.80%) Cisco ASA
9 43 (34.40%) CCIE
10 40 (32.00%) Cisco PIX
11 39 (31.20%) VPN
12 36 (28.80%) CISSP
13 32 (25.60%) CCNP
13 32 (25.60%) BGP
14 30 (24.00%) CCSP
14 30 (24.00%) F5
14 30 (24.00%) Network Design
15 28 (22.40%) VoIP
16 27 (21.60%) DNS
17 26 (20.80%) IPsec
18 25 (20.00%) Network Management
18 25 (20.00%) FWSM
19 24 (19.20%) MPLS
19 24 (19.20%) SNMP
20 22 (17.60%) PCI DSS
21 20 (16.00%) Load Balancing
21 20 (16.00%) Blue Coat
22 19 (15.20%) Check Point Certification
23 18 (14.40%) Nokia
24 15 (12.00%) CCDP

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 13 (10.40%) Apache
2 1 (0.80%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (1.60%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.80%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 111 (88.80%) Firewall
2 63 (50.40%) OSPF
3 47 (37.60%) Network Security
4 46 (36.80%) Cisco ASA
5 40 (32.00%) Cisco PIX
6 39 (31.20%) VPN
7 32 (25.60%) BGP
8 28 (22.40%) VoIP
9 27 (21.60%) DNS
10 26 (20.80%) IPsec
11 25 (20.00%) FWSM
12 24 (19.20%) MPLS
12 24 (19.20%) SNMP
13 15 (12.00%) BIG-IP
13 15 (12.00%) Cisco Nexus
14 13 (10.40%) RIP
15 8 (6.40%) SSL
15 8 (6.40%) VLAN
16 7 (5.60%) NetScaler
16 7 (5.60%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.80%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.80%) DB2
General
1 59 (47.20%) Telecoms
2 7 (5.60%) Finance
3 3 (2.40%) Billing
4 2 (1.60%) Retail
5 1 (0.80%) Legal
5 1 (0.80%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.80%) Front Office
5 1 (0.80%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 51 (40.80%) Design Engineer
1 51 (40.80%) IP Engineer
2 42 (33.60%) Security Engineer
3 38 (30.40%) Network Engineer
4 27 (21.60%) Network Security Engineer
5 11 (8.80%) Consultant
6 10 (8.00%) Network Design Engineer
7 9 (7.20%) Security Consultant
7 9 (7.20%) Network Consultant
8 7 (5.60%) Network Security Consultant
9 6 (4.80%) Senior Design Engineer
10 5 (4.00%) Firewall Engineer
10 5 (4.00%) Analyst
10 5 (4.00%) Senior Security Engineer
10 5 (4.00%) IP Network Engineer
10 5 (4.00%) Senior Network Engineer
11 4 (3.20%) Test Engineer
11 4 (3.20%) Designer
12 3 (2.40%) Senior IP Engineer
12 3 (2.40%) Security Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.60%) WAP
2 1 (0.80%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 3 (2.40%) SecurID
2 2 (1.60%) Management Information System
2 2 (1.60%) Mobile App
3 1 (0.80%) Firmware
3 1 (0.80%) Clustering
3 1 (0.80%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.40%) Windows
2 5 (4.00%) UNIX
3 3 (2.40%) Linux
4 1 (0.80%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.80%) SUSE
4 1 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.80%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (0.80%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (24.00%) Network Design
2 25 (20.00%) Network Management
3 20 (16.00%) Load Balancing
4 15 (12.00%) Risk Assessment
5 13 (10.40%) ITIL
6 9 (7.20%) Information Security
7 8 (6.40%) eTOM
7 8 (6.40%) Demand Forecasting
8 6 (4.80%) Change Management
9 4 (3.20%) Migration
9 4 (3.20%) Problem Management
10 3 (2.40%) Release Management
10 3 (2.40%) Fault Management
10 3 (2.40%) Incident Management
10 3 (2.40%) Security Architecture
10 3 (2.40%) Change Control
10 3 (2.40%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 3 (2.40%) ITSM
10 3 (2.40%) ERP
11 2 (1.60%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.60%) SQL
2 1 (0.80%) C
2 1 (0.80%) Perl
Qualifications
1 66 (52.80%) Cisco Certification
2 43 (34.40%) CCIE
3 36 (28.80%) CISSP
4 32 (25.60%) CCNP
5 30 (24.00%) CCSP
6 19 (15.20%) Check Point Certification
7 15 (12.00%) CCDP
8 13 (10.40%) Security Cleared
9 11 (8.80%) CCSA
10 9 (7.20%) CCSE
11 8 (6.40%) CCNA
11 8 (6.40%) SC Cleared
12 5 (4.00%) Degree
13 3 (2.40%) CISA
13 3 (2.40%) MCSA
13 3 (2.40%) Microsoft Certification
14 2 (1.60%) ISTQB
15 1 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
15 1 (0.80%) CCDE
15 1 (0.80%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (17.60%) PCI DSS
2 7 (5.60%) SLA
3 1 (0.80%) COBIT
System Software
1 7 (5.60%) ProxySG
2 2 (1.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.80%) XenApp
3 1 (0.80%) vSphere
3 1 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.80%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 15 (12.00%) FortiGate
2 3 (2.40%) SCCM
2 3 (2.40%) SCOM
3 2 (1.60%) OpenView
3 2 (1.60%) Netcool
4 1 (0.80%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.80%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 104 (83.20%) Cisco
2 54 (43.20%) Juniper
3 30 (24.00%) F5
4 20 (16.00%) Blue Coat
5 18 (14.40%) Nokia
6 12 (9.60%) Radware
7 11 (8.80%) Citrix
7 11 (8.80%) Redback
8 8 (6.40%) Fortinet
9 6 (4.80%) HP
10 4 (3.20%) McAfee
11 3 (2.40%) VMware
11 3 (2.40%) Symantec
11 3 (2.40%) Ericsson
11 3 (2.40%) Nortel
11 3 (2.40%) Tufin
11 3 (2.40%) AlgoSec
12 2 (1.60%) Crossbeam
12 2 (1.60%) Microsoft
13 1 (0.80%) Oracle