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 31 March 2015 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CheckPoint
Rank 75 76 94
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +18
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 58 54 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.95% 1.87% 0.86%
As % of the Vendors category 4.10% 3.77% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 24 8
Average daily rate
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£370 £306 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.81% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £100 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £385 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Average hourly rate £47.50 £25.19 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.58% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.25 £30.25 £19.63
% change year-on-year
+36.36% +54.14%
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
1415 1433 1087
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 47.45% 49.55% 46.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 713 672 397
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £190 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 76 70
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -13.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.59 £11.25 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £27.88 £43.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -2.77%

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 31 March 2015.

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 31 March 2015. 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 -4 16 £300 +17.64% 3
Maidenhead +14 10 £398 -6.47% 6
Slough -1 1 £405 -
Newbury - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
CheckPoint
South East

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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.

1 131 (88.51%) Cisco
2 123 (83.11%) Firewall
3 71 (47.97%) Cisco ASA
4 68 (45.95%) Cisco Certification
5 64 (43.24%) OSPF
6 59 (39.86%) Telecoms
7 57 (38.51%) CCNP
8 54 (36.49%) VPN
8 54 (36.49%) F5
9 46 (31.08%) Network Security
9 46 (31.08%) Juniper
10 38 (25.68%) BGP
11 37 (25.00%) MPLS
12 34 (22.97%) Linux
12 34 (22.97%) Cisco Nexus
13 33 (22.30%) RIP
13 33 (22.30%) LAN
14 31 (20.95%) CISSP
15 30 (20.27%) DNS
16 29 (19.59%) Internet
16 29 (19.59%) IPsec
16 29 (19.59%) Validation
17 27 (18.24%) Security Cleared
18 26 (17.57%) Fortinet
18 26 (17.57%) Risk Assessment
19 25 (16.89%) SC Cleared
20 24 (16.22%) Project Management
21 22 (14.86%) WAN
21 22 (14.86%) ITIL
21 22 (14.86%) Cisco PIX

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 7 (4.73%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.70%) IIS
2 4 (2.70%) Apache
3 2 (1.35%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (5.41%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.03%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 123 (83.11%) Firewall
2 71 (47.97%) Cisco ASA
3 64 (43.24%) OSPF
4 54 (36.49%) VPN
5 46 (31.08%) Network Security
6 38 (25.68%) BGP
7 37 (25.00%) MPLS
8 34 (22.97%) Cisco Nexus
9 33 (22.30%) RIP
9 33 (22.30%) LAN
10 30 (20.27%) DNS
11 29 (19.59%) Internet
11 29 (19.59%) IPsec
12 22 (14.86%) WAN
12 22 (14.86%) Cisco PIX
13 19 (12.84%) VLAN
14 18 (12.16%) Wireless
15 17 (11.49%) SSL
15 17 (11.49%) Cisco ISE
16 16 (10.81%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.70%) SQL Server
1 4 (2.70%) DB2
General
1 59 (39.86%) Telecoms
2 4 (2.70%) Finance
3 3 (2.03%) Back Office
4 1 (0.68%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.68%) Retail
4 1 (0.68%) Billing
Job Titles
1 57 (38.51%) Network Engineer
2 52 (35.14%) Design Engineer
3 48 (32.43%) IP Engineer
4 42 (28.38%) Security Engineer
5 29 (19.59%) Network Security Engineer
6 18 (12.16%) Network Design Engineer
7 10 (6.76%) Test Engineer
8 9 (6.08%) Environment Manager
9 8 (5.41%) Senior Network Engineer
9 8 (5.41%) Test Manager
10 7 (4.73%) Project Manager
11 5 (3.38%) IP Network Engineer
11 5 (3.38%) Designer
12 4 (2.70%) Network Security Specialist
12 4 (2.70%) Network Design Specialist
12 4 (2.70%) Test Environment Manager
12 4 (2.70%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
12 4 (2.70%) Architect
12 4 (2.70%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 4 (2.70%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.70%) Regular Expression
2 3 (2.03%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.81%) SecurID
2 9 (6.08%) Smart Meter
3 3 (2.03%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.35%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.68%) CMDB
5 1 (0.68%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 34 (22.97%) Linux
2 20 (13.51%) Windows
3 11 (7.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 11 (7.43%) Windows 7
4 9 (6.08%) UNIX
5 5 (3.38%) Solaris
6 4 (2.70%) AIX
6 4 (2.70%) Oracle Linux
6 4 (2.70%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (19.59%) Validation
2 26 (17.57%) Risk Assessment
3 24 (16.22%) Project Management
4 22 (14.86%) ITIL
5 20 (13.51%) Network Design
5 20 (13.51%) Test Strategy
6 17 (11.49%) Change Management
7 16 (10.81%) eTOM
8 15 (10.14%) Load Balancing
9 12 (8.11%) PRINCE2
9 12 (8.11%) Demand Forecasting
10 11 (7.43%) Network Management
10 11 (7.43%) Service Delivery
11 9 (6.08%) Supplier Management
11 9 (6.08%) Migration
12 7 (4.73%) Risk Management
12 7 (4.73%) Change Control
12 7 (4.73%) Reverse Engineering
13 6 (4.05%) Network Architecture
13 6 (4.05%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.38%) SQL
2 3 (2.03%) C
Qualifications
1 68 (45.95%) Cisco Certification
2 57 (38.51%) CCNP
3 31 (20.95%) CISSP
4 27 (18.24%) Security Cleared
5 25 (16.89%) SC Cleared
6 18 (12.16%) CCIE
7 17 (11.49%) Degree
8 11 (7.43%) JNCIS
9 10 (6.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 9 (6.08%) CCSP
11 8 (5.41%) CCSE
12 7 (4.73%) CCSA
12 7 (4.73%) CCDP
12 7 (4.73%) CCNA
13 5 (3.38%) Check Point Certification
14 2 (1.35%) CCDA
15 1 (0.68%) CCIP
15 1 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (13.51%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.03%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (7.43%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.38%) VMware ESX
3 4 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.70%) vSphere
3 4 (2.70%) FreeRADIUS
4 3 (2.03%) Firmware
5 2 (1.35%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 16 (10.81%) FortiGate
2 4 (2.70%) CA Spectrum
3 3 (2.03%) OpenView
3 3 (2.03%) Netcool
4 1 (0.68%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.68%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 131 (88.51%) Cisco
2 54 (36.49%) F5
3 46 (31.08%) Juniper
4 26 (17.57%) Fortinet
5 19 (12.84%) Tufin
6 17 (11.49%) Microsoft
7 16 (10.81%) CA
7 16 (10.81%) VMware
8 15 (10.14%) AlgoSec
9 11 (7.43%) Red Hat
10 10 (6.76%) Crossbeam
10 10 (6.76%) Radware
11 9 (6.08%) HP
11 9 (6.08%) Citrix
12 7 (4.73%) Nokia
12 7 (4.73%) Redback
13 6 (4.05%) Blue Coat
14 5 (3.38%) Dell
14 5 (3.38%) Sun
14 5 (3.38%) IBM
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