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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
CheckPoint
Rank 63 49 64
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +15
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 17 19 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.72% 2.21% 1.21%
As % of the Vendors category 3.42% 4.96% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 6
Average daily rate £425 £363 £190
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% +90.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £300 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £465 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £393 £350
% change year-on-year
-4.45% +12.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £32.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year
+36.71% -41.81%
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
497 383 504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 50.35% 44.64% 50.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 210 249
Average daily rate £375 £375 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 8 14
Average hourly rate £45.00 £55.65 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.13% +122.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.50 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £55.65 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+32.35% +3.03%

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CheckPoint across the Reading region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

CheckPoint Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 31 (96.88%) Cisco
2 23 (71.88%) Firewall
3 22 (68.75%) LAN
4 21 (65.63%) Juniper
5 20 (62.50%) VLAN
6 18 (56.25%) Data Centre
6 18 (56.25%) BGP
6 18 (56.25%) OSPF
7 17 (53.13%) F5
8 16 (50.00%) Load Balancing
8 16 (50.00%) VPN
9 13 (40.63%) TCP/IP
9 13 (40.63%) Security Cleared
10 12 (37.50%) SC Cleared
11 11 (34.38%) Cisco Certification
12 10 (31.25%) WAN
12 10 (31.25%) Cisco ASA
12 10 (31.25%) WebEx
13 9 (28.13%) Network Design
13 9 (28.13%) CCNP
14 8 (25.00%) MPLS
15 7 (21.88%) Blue Coat
16 5 (15.63%) SSL
16 5 (15.63%) ITIL
16 5 (15.63%) Linux
17 4 (12.50%) Network Security
17 4 (12.50%) Cisco Wireless
17 4 (12.50%) HSRP
17 4 (12.50%) Windows
17 4 (12.50%) CCNA

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 23 (71.88%) Firewall
2 22 (68.75%) LAN
3 20 (62.50%) VLAN
4 18 (56.25%) BGP
4 18 (56.25%) OSPF
5 16 (50.00%) VPN
6 13 (40.63%) TCP/IP
7 10 (31.25%) Cisco ASA
7 10 (31.25%) WAN
7 10 (31.25%) WebEx
8 8 (25.00%) MPLS
9 5 (15.63%) SSL
10 4 (12.50%) Cisco Wireless
10 4 (12.50%) HSRP
10 4 (12.50%) Network Security
10 4 (12.50%) VRRP
10 4 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (12.50%) Wireless
11 3 (9.38%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 3 (9.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (9.38%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.13%) Banking
2 1 (3.13%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (75.00%) Network Engineer
2 10 (31.25%) Senior Network Engineer
3 7 (21.88%) Cisco Engineer
3 7 (21.88%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 5 (15.63%) Firewall Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) Network Operations Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) Operations Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) Senior Firewall Engineer
6 3 (9.38%) Switch Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Consultant
7 2 (6.25%) Designer
7 2 (6.25%) Network Consultant
7 2 (6.25%) Network Designer
7 2 (6.25%) Security Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) Analyst
8 1 (3.13%) Architect
8 1 (3.13%) Network Analyst
8 1 (3.13%) Network Architect
8 1 (3.13%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 18 (56.25%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.13%) Driving Licence
2 1 (3.13%) Grid Computing
2 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.13%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.63%) Linux
2 4 (12.50%) Windows
3 3 (9.38%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.13%) AIX
4 1 (3.13%) Solaris
4 1 (3.13%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 9 (28.13%) Network Design
3 5 (15.63%) ITIL
4 3 (9.38%) Change Control
4 3 (9.38%) Migration
4 3 (9.38%) Network Management
5 2 (6.25%) Change Management
5 2 (6.25%) Incident Management
5 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 2 (6.25%) Network Architecture
5 2 (6.25%) Process Improvement
5 2 (6.25%) Project Management
6 1 (3.13%) E-Commerce
6 1 (3.13%) Information Assurance
6 1 (3.13%) ITSM
6 1 (3.13%) Operations Management
6 1 (3.13%) QMS
6 1 (3.13%) Quality Management
6 1 (3.13%) Security Hardening
6 1 (3.13%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.13%) Perl
Qualifications
1 13 (40.63%) Security Cleared
2 12 (37.50%) SC Cleared
3 11 (34.38%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (28.13%) CCNP
5 4 (12.50%) CCNA
6 3 (9.38%) CCIE
7 2 (6.25%) CCDP
8 1 (3.13%) Check Point Certification
8 1 (3.13%) JNCIS
System Software
1 2 (6.25%) ProxySG
2 1 (3.13%) Firmware
2 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) MIMEsweeper
1 2 (6.25%) OPNET
2 1 (3.13%) FortiGate
2 1 (3.13%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (3.13%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 31 (96.88%) Cisco
2 21 (65.63%) Juniper
3 17 (53.13%) F5
4 7 (21.88%) Blue Coat
5 3 (9.38%) IBM
5 3 (9.38%) Nokia
5 3 (9.38%) Palo Alto
6 2 (6.25%) Clearswift
6 2 (6.25%) HP
6 2 (6.25%) Infoblox
6 2 (6.25%) McAfee
6 2 (6.25%) Remedy
6 2 (6.25%) Riverbed
6 2 (6.25%) SolarWinds
6 2 (6.25%) Trustwave
6 2 (6.25%) VMware
7 1 (3.13%) 3PAR
7 1 (3.13%) Crossbeam
7 1 (3.13%) Fortinet
7 1 (3.13%) ProCurve