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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CheckPoint
Rank 49 55 69
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +14
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 22 13 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.17% 1.50% 0.69%
As % of the Vendors category 4.18% 3.27% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 7 2
Average daily rate
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£388 £450 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.88% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £372 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.48% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £40.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-32.50% +142.42%
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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
526 397 491
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 51.98% 45.95% 48.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 181 189
Average daily rate £417 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.20% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £255 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 28 27
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.29 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.67% -43.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £12.50 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.90 £20.40 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £19.00 £19.49
% change year-on-year
-1.31% -2.51%

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
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 3 September 2015.

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 3 September 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 25 (86.21%) Cisco
2 19 (65.52%) Firewall
3 16 (55.17%) Security Cleared
4 14 (48.28%) Juniper
5 13 (44.83%) Network Security
6 12 (41.38%) F5
6 12 (41.38%) BGP
7 11 (37.93%) OSPF
7 11 (37.93%) TCP/IP
7 11 (37.93%) Load Balancing
8 10 (34.48%) VLAN
8 10 (34.48%) VPN
8 10 (34.48%) Data Centre
9 9 (31.03%) LAN
9 9 (31.03%) SC Cleared
10 8 (27.59%) Cisco ASA
10 8 (27.59%) ITIL
11 7 (24.14%) CCNP
11 7 (24.14%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (24.14%) WebEx
12 6 (20.69%) Crossbeam
12 6 (20.69%) Nokia
13 5 (17.24%) Quality Management
13 5 (17.24%) DV Cleared
13 5 (17.24%) QMS
13 5 (17.24%) Change Control
14 4 (13.79%) Cisco Nexus
14 4 (13.79%) VMware
14 4 (13.79%) Wireless
14 4 (13.79%) HP

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 3 (10.34%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (3.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Office
1 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 19 (65.52%) Firewall
2 13 (44.83%) Network Security
3 12 (41.38%) BGP
4 11 (37.93%) OSPF
4 11 (37.93%) TCP/IP
5 10 (34.48%) VPN
5 10 (34.48%) VLAN
6 9 (31.03%) LAN
7 8 (27.59%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (24.14%) WebEx
9 4 (13.79%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (13.79%) Wireless
10 3 (10.34%) IPsec
10 3 (10.34%) TACACS
10 3 (10.34%) MPLS
10 3 (10.34%) VoIP
10 3 (10.34%) SSL
11 2 (6.90%) DNS
11 2 (6.90%) Cisco ISE
11 2 (6.90%) Junos
General
1 2 (6.90%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Military
Job Titles
1 18 (62.07%) Network Engineer
2 6 (20.69%) Senior Network Engineer
2 6 (20.69%) Operations Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) Network Operations Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) Security Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) Network Security Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) Architect
5 3 (10.34%) Network Architect
6 2 (6.90%) Network Consultant
6 2 (6.90%) Consultant
6 2 (6.90%) Security Consultant
6 2 (6.90%) Network Designer
6 2 (6.90%) Network Security Consultant
6 2 (6.90%) Security Designer
6 2 (6.90%) Designer
7 1 (3.45%) Firewall Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Web Architect
7 1 (3.45%) Network Security Architect
7 1 (3.45%) Senior Design Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Senior Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 10 (34.48%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.90%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.90%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.45%) CESG
3 1 (3.45%) PKI
3 1 (3.45%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.79%) Windows
2 2 (6.90%) Windows 2000
2 2 (6.90%) Windows XP
2 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (6.90%) Windows 2000 Server
2 2 (6.90%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.45%) Solaris
3 1 (3.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (37.93%) Load Balancing
2 8 (27.59%) ITIL
3 5 (17.24%) Quality Management
3 5 (17.24%) QMS
3 5 (17.24%) Change Control
4 3 (10.34%) Network Design
5 2 (6.90%) Validation
5 2 (6.90%) Network Management
6 1 (3.45%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.45%) WFM
6 1 (3.45%) Change Management
6 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2
6 1 (3.45%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.34%) SQL
2 1 (3.45%) Perl
Qualifications
1 16 (55.17%) Security Cleared
2 9 (31.03%) SC Cleared
3 7 (24.14%) CCNP
3 7 (24.14%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (17.24%) DV Cleared
5 3 (10.34%) CCNA
6 2 (6.90%) CCDA
6 2 (6.90%) CCDP
6 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (6.90%) CCIE
6 2 (6.90%) CCSA
6 2 (6.90%) CCSE
6 2 (6.90%) JNCIS
6 2 (6.90%) MCTS
7 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (3.45%) Check Point Certification
7 1 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (3.45%) CCA
7 1 (3.45%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) SCCM
1 2 (6.90%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 25 (86.21%) Cisco
2 14 (48.28%) Juniper
3 12 (41.38%) F5
4 6 (20.69%) Crossbeam
4 6 (20.69%) Nokia
5 4 (13.79%) VMware
5 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
5 4 (13.79%) HP
6 3 (10.34%) Citrix
7 2 (6.90%) Blue Coat
8 1 (3.45%) Sophos
8 1 (3.45%) TippingPoint
8 1 (3.45%) SolarWinds
8 1 (3.45%) Infoblox
8 1 (3.45%) Tufin
8 1 (3.45%) Ruckus Wireless
8 1 (3.45%) Meraki