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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CheckPoint
Rank 62 82 50
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -32
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 9 8 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.99% 0.74% 3.04%
As % of the Vendors category 2.09% 1.42% 5.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 9
Average daily rate
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£450 £120 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+275.00% -64.70%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £27.75 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+39.63% +6.73%
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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
430 563 750
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 47.36% 52.23% 57.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 310 245
Average daily rate £375 £388 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £495 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 21 32
Average hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £16.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -21.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.35 £14.00 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.40%

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 21 November 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 18 (94.74%) Firewall
2 13 (68.42%) Cisco
3 12 (63.16%) Juniper
4 10 (52.63%) Blue Coat
5 9 (47.37%) Network Security
5 9 (47.37%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (42.11%) F5
6 8 (42.11%) OSPF
7 7 (36.84%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (31.58%) BGP
9 5 (26.32%) VPN
9 5 (26.32%) MPLS
9 5 (26.32%) Telecoms
9 5 (26.32%) ProxySG
9 5 (26.32%) Cisco PIX
10 4 (21.05%) Load Balancing
10 4 (21.05%) FWSM
10 4 (21.05%) FortiGate
10 4 (21.05%) RIP
10 4 (21.05%) CCIE
10 4 (21.05%) Nokia
10 4 (21.05%) Citrix
10 4 (21.05%) CISSP
10 4 (21.05%) SSL
11 3 (15.79%) CCSP
11 3 (15.79%) CCNP
11 3 (15.79%) SNMP
11 3 (15.79%) VMware
11 3 (15.79%) Finance
11 3 (15.79%) IPsec

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 1 (5.26%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 18 (94.74%) Firewall
2 9 (47.37%) Network Security
2 9 (47.37%) Cisco ASA
3 8 (42.11%) OSPF
4 6 (31.58%) BGP
5 5 (26.32%) MPLS
5 5 (26.32%) VPN
5 5 (26.32%) Cisco PIX
6 4 (21.05%) FWSM
6 4 (21.05%) RIP
6 4 (21.05%) SSL
7 3 (15.79%) SNMP
7 3 (15.79%) IPsec
7 3 (15.79%) BIG-IP
7 3 (15.79%) VLAN
7 3 (15.79%) NetScaler
7 3 (15.79%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
8 2 (10.53%) DNS
8 2 (10.53%) VoIP
General
1 5 (26.32%) Telecoms
2 3 (15.79%) Finance
3 2 (10.53%) Financial Institution
4 1 (5.26%) Back Office
4 1 (5.26%) Retail
4 1 (5.26%) Billing
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Security Engineer
2 7 (36.84%) Network Security Engineer
2 7 (36.84%) Network Engineer
2 7 (36.84%) IP Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) Design Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) IT Security Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) IT Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Security Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Network Security Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Security Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) IP Network Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Network Design Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Security Designer
5 1 (5.26%) Designer
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) Load Balancing
2 3 (15.79%) Risk Assessment
2 3 (15.79%) Information Security
3 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (10.53%) Network Management
3 2 (10.53%) Demand Forecasting
4 1 (5.26%) Deep Packet Inspection
4 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
4 1 (5.26%) eTOM
4 1 (5.26%) ITIL
4 1 (5.26%) CRM
4 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (21.05%) CCIE
2 4 (21.05%) CISSP
3 3 (15.79%) CCSP
3 3 (15.79%) CCNP
4 2 (10.53%) Check Point Certification
4 2 (10.53%) CCSA
4 2 (10.53%) CCSE
4 2 (10.53%) CCDP
5 1 (5.26%) Degree
5 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
5 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
5 1 (5.26%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) PCI DSS
2 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (26.32%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) FortiGate
2 1 (5.26%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 13 (68.42%) Cisco
2 12 (63.16%) Juniper
3 10 (52.63%) Blue Coat
4 8 (42.11%) F5
5 4 (21.05%) Citrix
5 4 (21.05%) Nokia
6 3 (15.79%) VMware
6 3 (15.79%) Fortinet
7 2 (10.53%) HP
7 2 (10.53%) Websense
8 1 (5.26%) Radware
8 1 (5.26%) Redback
8 1 (5.26%) Tufin
8 1 (5.26%) AlgoSec
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Austin Fraser
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