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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CheckPoint over the 3 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CheckPoint
Rank 60 50 64
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +14
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 13 24 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.30% 2.28% 0.88%
As % of the Vendors category 2.70% 4.45% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 4
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£288 £300 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% -11.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £190 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £350 £397
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £28.94 £19.63
% change year-on-year
+38.22% +47.45%
CheckPoint
Berkshire

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
482 539 400
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 48.06% 51.14% 50.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 254 156
Average daily rate £400 £365 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +7.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £199 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 17 31
Average hourly rate £21.55 £14.67 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.89% -47.60%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

CheckPoint
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CheckPoint across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
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 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 28 (96.55%) Cisco
2 23 (79.31%) Cisco ASA
3 22 (75.86%) Firewall
4 18 (62.07%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (44.83%) CCNP
5 13 (44.83%) Cisco Nexus
6 11 (37.93%) F5
6 11 (37.93%) Juniper
6 11 (37.93%) VoIP
7 10 (34.48%) OSPF
7 10 (34.48%) Network Security
8 9 (31.03%) Cisco PIX
9 7 (24.14%) IPsec
9 7 (24.14%) CCIE
9 7 (24.14%) VPN
9 7 (24.14%) FWSM
10 6 (20.69%) Load Balancing
10 6 (20.69%) RIP
10 6 (20.69%) CCDP
10 6 (20.69%) CISSP
10 6 (20.69%) VMware
10 6 (20.69%) Risk Assessment
10 6 (20.69%) BGP
11 5 (17.24%) Blue Coat
11 5 (17.24%) Telecoms
11 5 (17.24%) Citrix
11 5 (17.24%) SAN
11 5 (17.24%) Network Architecture
11 5 (17.24%) Network Management
12 4 (13.79%) iSCSI

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 1 (3.45%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 23 (79.31%) Cisco ASA
2 22 (75.86%) Firewall
3 13 (44.83%) Cisco Nexus
4 11 (37.93%) VoIP
5 10 (34.48%) OSPF
5 10 (34.48%) Network Security
6 9 (31.03%) Cisco PIX
7 7 (24.14%) IPsec
7 7 (24.14%) VPN
7 7 (24.14%) FWSM
8 6 (20.69%) RIP
8 6 (20.69%) BGP
9 5 (17.24%) SAN
10 4 (13.79%) iSCSI
10 4 (13.79%) VLAN
10 4 (13.79%) Fibre Channel
10 4 (13.79%) SNMP
10 4 (13.79%) Wireless
11 3 (10.34%) TACACS
12 2 (6.90%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
General
1 5 (17.24%) Telecoms
2 3 (10.34%) Finance
3 1 (3.45%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 18 (62.07%) Network Engineer
2 8 (27.59%) Design Engineer
3 7 (24.14%) Security Engineer
4 6 (20.69%) IP Engineer
4 6 (20.69%) Network Security Engineer
5 4 (13.79%) Network Design Engineer
6 3 (10.34%) Senior Network Engineer
6 3 (10.34%) Senior Design Engineer
6 3 (10.34%) Senior Network Design Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) Designer
7 2 (6.90%) Security Designer
7 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) Network Designer
8 1 (3.45%) Junior
8 1 (3.45%) Network Consultant
8 1 (3.45%) Consultant
8 1 (3.45%) Security Consultant
8 1 (3.45%) Delivery Manager
8 1 (3.45%) Network Security Consultant
8 1 (3.45%) IP Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.45%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.79%) Linux
2 3 (10.34%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.69%) Load Balancing
1 6 (20.69%) Risk Assessment
2 5 (17.24%) Network Architecture
2 5 (17.24%) Network Management
3 4 (13.79%) Reverse Engineering
4 3 (10.34%) Change Management
4 3 (10.34%) ITIL
4 3 (10.34%) Network Design
5 2 (6.90%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.45%) Project Management
6 1 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2
6 1 (3.45%) Demand Forecasting
6 1 (3.45%) Deep Packet Inspection
6 1 (3.45%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (62.07%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (44.83%) CCNP
3 7 (24.14%) CCIE
4 6 (20.69%) CCDP
4 6 (20.69%) CISSP
5 4 (13.79%) Check Point Certification
5 4 (13.79%) CCSP
6 3 (10.34%) CCSA
6 3 (10.34%) CCNA
6 3 (10.34%) CCSE
7 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared
7 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
7 2 (6.90%) JNCIS
7 2 (6.90%) CCDA
8 1 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (3.45%) CCA
8 1 (3.45%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) ProxySG
1 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (10.34%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 28 (96.55%) Cisco
2 11 (37.93%) F5
2 11 (37.93%) Juniper
3 6 (20.69%) VMware
4 5 (17.24%) Blue Coat
4 5 (17.24%) Citrix
5 4 (13.79%) Nokia
5 4 (13.79%) Redback
5 4 (13.79%) Radware
6 3 (10.34%) SolarWinds
6 3 (10.34%) Infoblox
6 3 (10.34%) Tufin
7 2 (6.90%) Fortinet
7 2 (6.90%) HP
8 1 (3.45%) Sophos
8 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
8 1 (3.45%) Avaya
8 1 (3.45%) Crossbeam