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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CheckPoint over the 3 months to 26 July 2016 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.

3 months to
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
CheckPoint
Rank 70 62 61
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -1
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 53 64 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.22% 2.48% 2.51%
As % of the Vendors category 4.24% 4.78% 5.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 32 15
Median daily rate £375 £388 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £276 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £484
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £345
% change year-on-year
- +8.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 £27.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £27.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+55.55% -28.00%
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
1250 1339 1165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 52.26% 51.98% 47.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 643 659 511
Median daily rate £400 £375 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £514 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 62 37
Median hourly rate £12.50 £21.55 £18.36
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.99% +17.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £36.25 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

CheckPoint
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing CheckPoint as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CheckPoint within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 26 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +16 20 £450 +16.12% 4
Bracknell -10 12 £325 -24.41%
Maidenhead -6 3 - - 1
Newbury - 3 £400 - 1
Ascot - 2 £431 -
Slough -2 1 £125 -60.31% 1
CheckPoint
South East

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 26 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing CheckPoint also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for CheckPoint.

1 80 (84.21%) Cisco
2 72 (75.79%) Firewall
3 58 (61.05%) Cisco ASA
4 40 (42.11%) Network Security
5 33 (34.74%) Cisco Certification
6 28 (29.47%) Fortinet
6 28 (29.47%) Cisco PIX
7 27 (28.42%) F5
7 27 (28.42%) CCSE
8 25 (26.32%) Juniper
9 22 (23.16%) CCNP
9 22 (23.16%) FortiGate
10 21 (22.11%) CCSA
11 20 (21.05%) Telecoms
11 20 (21.05%) Cisco Nexus
12 19 (20.00%) BGP
13 17 (17.89%) OSPF
13 17 (17.89%) VPN
13 17 (17.89%) LAN
14 16 (16.84%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 15 (15.79%) CCIE
15 15 (15.79%) Blue Coat
16 13 (13.68%) Network Design
16 13 (13.68%) Wireless
16 13 (13.68%) TCP/IP
17 12 (12.63%) FWSM
18 11 (11.58%) ProxySG
18 11 (11.58%) Wireshark
19 10 (10.53%) DNS
19 10 (10.53%) Load Balancing

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.11%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (1.05%) IIS
2 1 (1.05%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.05%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (6.32%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.05%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 72 (75.79%) Firewall
2 58 (61.05%) Cisco ASA
3 40 (42.11%) Network Security
4 28 (29.47%) Cisco PIX
5 20 (21.05%) Cisco Nexus
6 19 (20.00%) BGP
7 17 (17.89%) LAN
7 17 (17.89%) OSPF
7 17 (17.89%) VPN
8 16 (16.84%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 13 (13.68%) TCP/IP
9 13 (13.68%) Wireless
10 12 (12.63%) FWSM
11 11 (11.58%) Wireshark
12 10 (10.53%) Cisco Wireless
12 10 (10.53%) DNS
13 9 (9.47%) BIG-IP
13 9 (9.47%) Cisco IOS
13 9 (9.47%) EIGRP
14 8 (8.42%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 20 (21.05%) Telecoms
2 5 (5.26%) Billing
2 5 (5.26%) Retail
3 3 (3.16%) Back Office
4 2 (2.11%) Finance
4 2 (2.11%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.11%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 40 (42.11%) Network Engineer
2 33 (34.74%) Security Engineer
3 17 (17.89%) IP Engineer
4 16 (16.84%) IP Security Engineer
5 15 (15.79%) Network Security Engineer
6 12 (12.63%) Senior Network Engineer
7 11 (11.58%) Analyst
8 10 (10.53%) Architect
8 10 (10.53%) Network Analyst
9 8 (8.42%) Network Architect
10 6 (6.32%) Check Point Expert
10 6 (6.32%) Cisco Engineer
10 6 (6.32%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 6 (6.32%) IP Expert
10 6 (6.32%) Senior IP Engineer
10 6 (6.32%) Senior Security Engineer
11 5 (5.26%) Firewall Engineer
11 5 (5.26%) Security Architect
12 4 (4.21%) Check Point Analyst
12 4 (4.21%) Network Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.05%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 7 (7.37%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.05%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.05%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.16%) Windows
2 1 (1.05%) Windows 2000
2 1 (1.05%) Windows 7
2 1 (1.05%) Windows 8
2 1 (1.05%) Windows Server
2 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (1.05%) Windows Vista
2 1 (1.05%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (13.68%) Network Design
2 10 (10.53%) DDoS Mitigation
2 10 (10.53%) Deep Packet Inspection
2 10 (10.53%) Load Balancing
3 7 (7.37%) High Availability
3 7 (7.37%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 7 (7.37%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 6 (6.32%) Migration
4 6 (6.32%) Network Management
5 5 (5.26%) CRM
6 3 (3.16%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (2.11%) Business Development
7 2 (2.11%) Data Protection
7 2 (2.11%) Marketing Strategy
7 2 (2.11%) Performance Management
7 2 (2.11%) Problem Management
7 2 (2.11%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (1.05%) Incident Management
8 1 (1.05%) Project Planning
8 1 (1.05%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.05%) Perl
1 1 (1.05%) Python
Qualifications
1 33 (34.74%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (28.42%) CCSE
3 22 (23.16%) CCNP
4 21 (22.11%) CCSA
5 15 (15.79%) CCIE
6 9 (9.47%) Check Point Certification
7 8 (8.42%) Security Cleared
8 7 (7.37%) CISSP
8 7 (7.37%) Degree
8 7 (7.37%) SC Cleared
9 6 (6.32%) CCNA
10 2 (2.11%) MCSA
10 2 (2.11%) MCSE
10 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (1.05%) CCDP
11 1 (1.05%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.05%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (11.58%) ProxySG
2 1 (1.05%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.05%) UAG
2 1 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 22 (23.16%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.05%) MIMEsweeper
2 1 (1.05%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (1.05%) OPNET
Vendors
1 80 (84.21%) Cisco
2 28 (29.47%) Fortinet
3 27 (28.42%) F5
4 25 (26.32%) Juniper
5 15 (15.79%) Blue Coat
6 9 (9.47%) Nokia
7 4 (4.21%) HP
7 4 (4.21%) Palo Alto
8 3 (3.16%) Symantec
8 3 (3.16%) TippingPoint
9 2 (2.11%) Aruba
9 2 (2.11%) Forcepoint
9 2 (2.11%) Intel Security
9 2 (2.11%) Microsoft
10 1 (1.05%) Clearswift
10 1 (1.05%) Foundry
10 1 (1.05%) Kaspersky
10 1 (1.05%) Riverbed
10 1 (1.05%) SolarWinds
10 1 (1.05%) Trustwave