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 21 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CheckPoint
Rank 60 97 75
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -22
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 72 33 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.77% 1.31% 2.17%
As % of the Vendors category 5.75% 2.72% 4.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 7 17
Average daily rate
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£370 £335 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.44% -6.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £120 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £410 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+39.63% +6.73%
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
1252 1215 1350
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 48.17% 48.16% 49.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 630 597 490
Average daily rate £375 £385 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 47 68
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.85 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.40%

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 21 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 21 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 +20 9 £450 +275.00% 5
Bracknell - 8 £300 - 3
Newbury - 1 - -
Maidenhead - - - - 1
Wokingham - - - -
CheckPoint
South East

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 21 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.

1 134 (95.71%) Firewall
2 119 (85.00%) Cisco
3 73 (52.14%) OSPF
4 69 (49.29%) Telecoms
5 60 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
5 60 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
6 52 (37.14%) Network Security
6 52 (37.14%) Juniper
7 50 (35.71%) VPN
8 45 (32.14%) BGP
9 38 (27.14%) F5
10 35 (25.00%) Cisco PIX
11 34 (24.29%) CCIE
12 31 (22.14%) CISSP
12 31 (22.14%) DNS
13 30 (21.43%) IPsec
14 29 (20.71%) CCNP
15 28 (20.00%) CCSP
15 28 (20.00%) RIP
16 27 (19.29%) Network Design
17 24 (17.14%) Risk Assessment
17 24 (17.14%) MPLS
18 23 (16.43%) Linux
19 22 (15.71%) PCI DSS
19 22 (15.71%) Load Balancing
20 21 (15.00%) Internet
21 19 (13.57%) Radware
21 19 (13.57%) Security Cleared
21 19 (13.57%) Network Management
22 18 (12.86%) VLAN

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 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 (4.29%) Apache
1 6 (4.29%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.57%) IIS
3 1 (0.71%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (3.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.71%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 134 (95.71%) Firewall
2 73 (52.14%) OSPF
3 60 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
4 52 (37.14%) Network Security
5 50 (35.71%) VPN
6 45 (32.14%) BGP
7 35 (25.00%) Cisco PIX
8 31 (22.14%) DNS
9 30 (21.43%) IPsec
10 28 (20.00%) RIP
11 24 (17.14%) MPLS
12 21 (15.00%) Internet
13 18 (12.86%) VLAN
14 17 (12.14%) FWSM
15 16 (11.43%) Cisco Nexus
16 15 (10.71%) SNMP
17 13 (9.29%) VoIP
18 12 (8.57%) SSL
18 12 (8.57%) BIG-IP
19 10 (7.14%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.57%) SQL Server
1 5 (3.57%) DB2
General
1 69 (49.29%) Telecoms
2 5 (3.57%) Finance
2 5 (3.57%) Billing
3 4 (2.86%) Back Office
4 3 (2.14%) Retail
5 2 (1.43%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 60 (42.86%) Design Engineer
2 56 (40.00%) IP Engineer
3 50 (35.71%) Network Engineer
4 47 (33.57%) Security Engineer
5 37 (26.43%) Network Security Engineer
6 13 (9.29%) Network Design Engineer
7 7 (5.00%) Senior Network Engineer
7 7 (5.00%) Test Manager
8 6 (4.29%) Data Network Engineer
8 6 (4.29%) Environment Manager
9 5 (3.57%) Cisco Engineer
9 5 (3.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 5 (3.57%) Designer
9 5 (3.57%) Firewall Engineer
10 4 (2.86%) Consultant
10 4 (2.86%) Security Consultant
11 3 (2.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 3 (2.14%) Programme Manager
11 3 (2.14%) Senior Network Design Engineer
11 3 (2.14%) Senior Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.00%) WAP
2 5 (3.57%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.14%) SecurID
2 7 (5.00%) Mobile App
3 6 (4.29%) Smart Meter
4 5 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.14%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.71%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.71%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 23 (16.43%) Linux
2 13 (9.29%) UNIX
3 10 (7.14%) Windows
4 6 (4.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (3.57%) Oracle Linux
5 5 (3.57%) AIX
5 5 (3.57%) SUSE
6 4 (2.86%) Solaris
7 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.71%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.71%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (19.29%) Network Design
2 24 (17.14%) Risk Assessment
3 22 (15.71%) Load Balancing
4 19 (13.57%) Network Management
5 17 (12.14%) Change Management
6 14 (10.00%) ITIL
6 14 (10.00%) eTOM
7 12 (8.57%) Project Management
7 12 (8.57%) Demand Forecasting
8 9 (6.43%) Change Control
9 8 (5.71%) Migration
10 7 (5.00%) Information Security
10 7 (5.00%) Service Delivery
10 7 (5.00%) Test Strategy
10 7 (5.00%) Validation
10 7 (5.00%) Fault Management
10 7 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (4.29%) PRINCE2
12 5 (3.57%) Risk Management
12 5 (3.57%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.57%) SQL
2 3 (2.14%) C
Qualifications
1 60 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
2 34 (24.29%) CCIE
3 31 (22.14%) CISSP
4 29 (20.71%) CCNP
5 28 (20.00%) CCSP
6 19 (13.57%) Security Cleared
7 16 (11.43%) SC Cleared
8 15 (10.71%) Degree
9 13 (9.29%) CCNA
10 10 (7.14%) CCSA
10 10 (7.14%) CCSE
11 9 (6.43%) Check Point Certification
11 9 (6.43%) CCDP
12 6 (4.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (1.43%) ISTQB
14 1 (0.71%) DV Cleared
14 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
14 1 (0.71%) JNCIP
14 1 (0.71%) JNCIE
14 1 (0.71%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (15.71%) PCI DSS
2 6 (4.29%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (5.00%) ProxySG
2 5 (3.57%) vSphere
2 5 (3.57%) FreeRADIUS
3 4 (2.86%) Firmware
3 4 (2.86%) VMware ESX
4 3 (2.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (10.71%) FortiGate
2 7 (5.00%) OpenView
2 7 (5.00%) Netcool
3 5 (3.57%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (0.71%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 119 (85.00%) Cisco
2 52 (37.14%) Juniper
3 38 (27.14%) F5
4 19 (13.57%) Radware
5 18 (12.86%) Nokia
5 18 (12.86%) Fortinet
6 14 (10.00%) Blue Coat
7 13 (9.29%) VMware
7 13 (9.29%) Redback
8 12 (8.57%) HP
9 11 (7.86%) Crossbeam
10 9 (6.43%) Tufin
10 9 (6.43%) AlgoSec
10 9 (6.43%) Microsoft
10 9 (6.43%) Citrix
11 7 (5.00%) CA
11 7 (5.00%) Nortel
12 6 (4.29%) Red Hat
13 5 (3.57%) Oracle
13 5 (3.57%) IBM
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