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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CheckPoint
Rank 54 69 65
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -4
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 9 8 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.03% 0.80% 1.90%
As % of the Vendors category 2.16% 1.61% 3.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 5
Average daily rate
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£500 £350 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% +40.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £16.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+127.27% -46.77%
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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
416 498 702
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 47.38% 49.80% 55.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 190 218
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £176 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 28 21
Average hourly rate £17.50 £30.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.62% +52.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £37.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.05%

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 2014, 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 33 (89.19%) Firewall
2 31 (83.78%) Cisco
3 22 (59.46%) Juniper
4 21 (56.76%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (56.76%) F5
5 19 (51.35%) Cisco ASA
6 17 (45.95%) Cisco PIX
6 17 (45.95%) OSPF
7 15 (40.54%) CCIE
7 15 (40.54%) Blue Coat
8 14 (37.84%) Cisco Nexus
8 14 (37.84%) SNMP
8 14 (37.84%) DNS
8 14 (37.84%) CCNP
8 14 (37.84%) VoIP
8 14 (37.84%) CISSP
9 13 (35.14%) MPLS
9 13 (35.14%) BGP
9 13 (35.14%) FortiGate
9 13 (35.14%) Network Management
9 13 (35.14%) Network Security
9 13 (35.14%) BIG-IP
10 12 (32.43%) Apache
10 12 (32.43%) Check Point Certification
10 12 (32.43%) VPN
10 12 (32.43%) FWSM
11 11 (29.73%) CCSP
11 11 (29.73%) IPsec
12 8 (21.62%) PCI DSS
12 8 (21.62%) Telecoms

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 12 (32.43%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 33 (89.19%) Firewall
2 19 (51.35%) Cisco ASA
3 17 (45.95%) Cisco PIX
3 17 (45.95%) OSPF
4 14 (37.84%) Cisco Nexus
4 14 (37.84%) SNMP
4 14 (37.84%) DNS
4 14 (37.84%) VoIP
5 13 (35.14%) MPLS
5 13 (35.14%) BGP
5 13 (35.14%) Network Security
5 13 (35.14%) BIG-IP
6 12 (32.43%) VPN
6 12 (32.43%) FWSM
7 11 (29.73%) IPsec
8 5 (13.51%) SSL
8 5 (13.51%) NetScaler
9 4 (10.81%) WAN
9 4 (10.81%) RIP
9 4 (10.81%) VLAN
General
1 8 (21.62%) Telecoms
2 6 (16.22%) Finance
3 2 (5.41%) Legal
3 2 (5.41%) Retail
4 1 (2.70%) Back Office
4 1 (2.70%) Billing
Job Titles
1 14 (37.84%) IP Engineer
2 12 (32.43%) Security Engineer
3 11 (29.73%) Design Engineer
4 8 (21.62%) Network Engineer
5 6 (16.22%) Consultant
6 5 (13.51%) Network Consultant
6 5 (13.51%) Network Security Engineer
7 4 (10.81%) Security Consultant
7 4 (10.81%) IP Network Engineer
7 4 (10.81%) Network Design Engineer
8 3 (8.11%) Security Designer
8 3 (8.11%) Senior IP Engineer
8 3 (8.11%) Designer
8 3 (8.11%) Network Security Consultant
8 3 (8.11%) Senior Security Engineer
8 3 (8.11%) Architect
8 3 (8.11%) Senior Design Engineer
9 2 (5.41%) Project Manager
9 2 (5.41%) Network Architect
9 2 (5.41%) Network Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.70%) SecurID
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (35.14%) Network Management
2 6 (16.22%) Load Balancing
3 5 (13.51%) Risk Assessment
4 4 (10.81%) Demand Forecasting
4 4 (10.81%) Network Design
5 3 (8.11%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (5.41%) ITIL
6 2 (5.41%) Configuration Management
6 2 (5.41%) Change Management
6 2 (5.41%) Information Security
6 2 (5.41%) Problem Management
6 2 (5.41%) Fault Management
7 1 (2.70%) Performance Management
7 1 (2.70%) Release Management
7 1 (2.70%) SABSA
7 1 (2.70%) eTOM
7 1 (2.70%) DoDAF
7 1 (2.70%) Project Planning
7 1 (2.70%) TOGAF
7 1 (2.70%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.70%) C
1 1 (2.70%) Perl
Qualifications
1 21 (56.76%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (40.54%) CCIE
3 14 (37.84%) CCNP
3 14 (37.84%) CISSP
4 12 (32.43%) Check Point Certification
5 11 (29.73%) CCSP
6 8 (21.62%) CCDP
7 4 (10.81%) Security Cleared
8 3 (8.11%) CCSA
8 3 (8.11%) CCSE
8 3 (8.11%) CCNA
9 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared
10 1 (2.70%) Degree
10 1 (2.70%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (21.62%) PCI DSS
2 2 (5.41%) SLA
3 1 (2.70%) COBIT
System Software
1 6 (16.22%) ProxySG
2 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (35.14%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 31 (83.78%) Cisco
2 22 (59.46%) Juniper
3 21 (56.76%) F5
4 15 (40.54%) Blue Coat
5 7 (18.92%) Nokia
6 5 (13.51%) Citrix
7 3 (8.11%) Ericsson
8 1 (2.70%) SonicWALL
8 1 (2.70%) AlgoSec
8 1 (2.70%) Tufin
8 1 (2.70%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 1 (2.70%) Huawei
8 1 (2.70%) Fortinet
8 1 (2.70%) Redback
8 1 (2.70%) VMware
8 1 (2.70%) Radware
8 1 (2.70%) McAfee
8 1 (2.70%) HP
8 1 (2.70%) Nortel
8 1 (2.70%) Ciena