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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CheckPoint
Rank 50 64 69
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +5
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 18 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.09% 1.11% 0.44%
As % of the Vendors category 4.66% 2.22% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 3
Average daily rate
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£369 £190 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+94.07% -35.59%
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.92% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £55.00 £41.75
% change year-on-year
-22.72% +31.73%
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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
386 496 472
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 44.88% 50.15% 51.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 252 159
Average daily rate £375 £390 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +20.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £210 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 16 34
Average hourly rate £55.65 £19.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+192.89% +2.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 20 (83.33%) Cisco
2 19 (79.17%) Firewall
3 14 (58.33%) Cisco ASA
4 11 (45.83%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (41.67%) Juniper
6 9 (37.50%) OSPF
6 9 (37.50%) Network Security
7 8 (33.33%) F5
7 8 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
7 8 (33.33%) Blue Coat
8 7 (29.17%) CCNP
8 7 (29.17%) Citrix
9 5 (20.83%) RIP
9 5 (20.83%) BGP
9 5 (20.83%) SAN
9 5 (20.83%) VMware
9 5 (20.83%) Cisco PIX
9 5 (20.83%) Network Architecture
9 5 (20.83%) Load Balancing
10 4 (16.67%) VLAN
10 4 (16.67%) Fortinet
10 4 (16.67%) Telecoms
10 4 (16.67%) Finance
10 4 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
10 4 (16.67%) Nokia
10 4 (16.67%) VPN
10 4 (16.67%) VoIP
10 4 (16.67%) WAN
10 4 (16.67%) CISSP
10 4 (16.67%) CCIE

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

Communications & Networking
1 19 (79.17%) Firewall
2 14 (58.33%) Cisco ASA
3 9 (37.50%) OSPF
3 9 (37.50%) Network Security
4 8 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
5 5 (20.83%) RIP
5 5 (20.83%) BGP
5 5 (20.83%) SAN
5 5 (20.83%) Cisco PIX
6 4 (16.67%) VLAN
6 4 (16.67%) VPN
6 4 (16.67%) VoIP
6 4 (16.67%) WAN
7 3 (12.50%) SSL
7 3 (12.50%) IPsec
7 3 (12.50%) FWSM
8 2 (8.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 2 (8.33%) NetScaler
8 2 (8.33%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (8.33%) iSCSI
General
1 4 (16.67%) Telecoms
1 4 (16.67%) Finance
2 3 (12.50%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 15 (62.50%) Network Engineer
2 9 (37.50%) Security Engineer
3 8 (33.33%) Network Security Engineer
4 7 (29.17%) Design Engineer
5 5 (20.83%) Senior Network Engineer
5 5 (20.83%) IP Engineer
6 4 (16.67%) Network Design Engineer
7 3 (12.50%) Senior Network Design Engineer
7 3 (12.50%) Senior Design Engineer
8 2 (8.33%) IT Security Consultant
8 2 (8.33%) Senior Security Engineer
8 2 (8.33%) Senior Network Security Engineer
8 2 (8.33%) Security Consultant
8 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (8.33%) IT Consultant
8 2 (8.33%) Consultant
9 1 (4.17%) Junior
9 1 (4.17%) IP Network Engineer
9 1 (4.17%) Cisco Engineer
9 1 (4.17%) Delivery Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Windows
1 2 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.83%) Network Architecture
1 5 (20.83%) Load Balancing
2 4 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
3 3 (12.50%) Change Management
3 3 (12.50%) Network Design
3 3 (12.50%) Network Management
4 2 (8.33%) Reverse Engineering
4 2 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (8.33%) Information Security
5 1 (4.17%) ITIL
5 1 (4.17%) Project Management
5 1 (4.17%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.17%) ITIL V3
5 1 (4.17%) Demand Forecasting
5 1 (4.17%) Deep Packet Inspection
Qualifications
1 11 (45.83%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (29.17%) CCNP
3 4 (16.67%) CISSP
3 4 (16.67%) CCIE
4 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
4 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
4 2 (8.33%) Check Point Certification
4 2 (8.33%) CCSP
4 2 (8.33%) CCDP
5 1 (4.17%) CCNA
5 1 (4.17%) CCSA
5 1 (4.17%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (12.50%) ProxySG
2 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) FortiGate
2 1 (4.17%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 20 (83.33%) Cisco
2 10 (41.67%) Juniper
3 8 (33.33%) F5
3 8 (33.33%) Blue Coat
4 7 (29.17%) Citrix
5 5 (20.83%) VMware
6 4 (16.67%) Fortinet
6 4 (16.67%) Nokia
7 3 (12.50%) HP
7 3 (12.50%) Tufin
7 3 (12.50%) SolarWinds
7 3 (12.50%) Infoblox
8 2 (8.33%) Redback
8 2 (8.33%) Websense
8 2 (8.33%) Radware
9 1 (4.17%) Avaya
9 1 (4.17%) Crossbeam