The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of CheckPoint products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CheckPoint over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
CheckPoint
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 56 69 51
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -18
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 7 15 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.00% 1.47% 2.00%
As % of the Vendors category 2.02% 2.73% 4.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 8
Median daily rate £400 £425 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +28.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £385 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £438 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £398
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -5.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +5.88%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Vendors Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
347 550 400
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 49.36% 53.82% 44.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 301 214
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £233 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £526 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 34 9
Median hourly rate £30.91 £55.55 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.35% +146.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

CheckPoint
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Reading region citing CheckPoint as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

CheckPoint Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

CheckPoint
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing CheckPoint across the Reading region.

CheckPoint Daily Rate Trend in Reading

CheckPoint
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CheckPoint across the Reading region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017.

CheckPoint Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

CheckPoint
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing CheckPoint across the Reading region.

CheckPoint Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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 Reading region with a requirement for CheckPoint.

1 20 (83.33%) Cisco
2 14 (58.33%) Firewall
2 14 (58.33%) Palo Alto
3 10 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (37.50%) Juniper
4 9 (37.50%) LAN
4 9 (37.50%) WAN
5 8 (33.33%) Data Centre
6 7 (29.17%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (25.00%) Finance
7 6 (25.00%) VPN
7 6 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (20.83%) CCIE
8 5 (20.83%) CCNA
8 5 (20.83%) MPLS
8 5 (20.83%) Network Security
8 5 (20.83%) Wireless
9 4 (16.67%) Load Balancing
9 4 (16.67%) CMDB
9 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
9 4 (16.67%) Change Management
9 4 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (16.67%) Blue Coat
9 4 (16.67%) TCP/IP
9 4 (16.67%) VoIP
9 4 (16.67%) WLAN
9 4 (16.67%) Windows
9 4 (16.67%) Process Improvement
9 4 (16.67%) Cisco Wireless
10 3 (12.50%) Arista

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in Reading 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 1 (4.17%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (58.33%) Firewall
2 9 (37.50%) LAN
2 9 (37.50%) WAN
3 7 (29.17%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 6 (25.00%) VPN
5 5 (20.83%) MPLS
5 5 (20.83%) Network Security
5 5 (20.83%) Wireless
6 4 (16.67%) Cisco Wireless
6 4 (16.67%) TCP/IP
6 4 (16.67%) VoIP
6 4 (16.67%) WLAN
7 3 (12.50%) NetScaler
8 2 (8.33%) BGP
8 2 (8.33%) Cisco PIX
8 2 (8.33%) OSPF
8 2 (8.33%) SSL
9 1 (4.17%) Internet
9 1 (4.17%) Wi-Fi
General
1 6 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (45.83%) Network Engineer
2 7 (29.17%) Senior Network Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) Consultant
3 5 (20.83%) Network Consultant
3 5 (20.83%) Technical Leader
4 2 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Firewall Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Juniper Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) LAN Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) LAN/WAN Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Network Architect
5 1 (4.17%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 4 (16.67%) CMDB
3 1 (4.17%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (4.17%) Linux
2 1 (4.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.67%) Change Management
1 4 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (16.67%) Load Balancing
1 4 (16.67%) Process Improvement
2 3 (12.50%) Network Design
2 3 (12.50%) Network Management
2 3 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (4.17%) Data Protection
3 1 (4.17%) Information Security
3 1 (4.17%) ITIL
3 1 (4.17%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (4.17%) SIEM
3 1 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 10 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (20.83%) CCIE
2 5 (20.83%) CCNA
3 3 (12.50%) CCNP
4 2 (8.33%) CCDA
4 2 (8.33%) CCVP
5 1 (4.17%) CCDP
5 1 (4.17%) CISA
5 1 (4.17%) CISM
5 1 (4.17%) CISSP
5 1 (4.17%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 3 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 3 (12.50%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) OPNET
Vendors
1 20 (83.33%) Cisco
2 14 (58.33%) Palo Alto
3 9 (37.50%) Juniper
4 4 (16.67%) Blue Coat
5 3 (12.50%) Arista
5 3 (12.50%) Citrix
5 3 (12.50%) Riverbed
5 3 (12.50%) SolarWinds
6 2 (8.33%) F5
6 2 (8.33%) Nokia
7 1 (4.17%) Aruba
7 1 (4.17%) Fortinet
7 1 (4.17%) Sourcefire