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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CheckPoint
Rank 60 84 67
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -17
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 11 5 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.22% 0.45% 1.72%
As % of the Vendors category 2.63% 0.88% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 7
Average daily rate
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£375 £160 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+134.37% -52.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £120 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £375 £367
UK excluding London average daily rate £373 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.37% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.53 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+55.33% -43.66%
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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
418 565 661
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 46.19% 51.22% 56.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 316 219
Average daily rate £375 £370 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +17.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 36
Average hourly rate £18.00 £12.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.00% -30.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.99 £11.20 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.60 £15.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.35% -10.52%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 (85.71%) Firewall
2 17 (80.95%) Cisco
3 12 (57.14%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (42.86%) Blue Coat
4 9 (42.86%) Juniper
4 9 (42.86%) F5
5 8 (38.10%) Cisco Nexus
5 8 (38.10%) Network Security
5 8 (38.10%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (33.33%) OSPF
6 7 (33.33%) Citrix
7 5 (23.81%) VMware
7 5 (23.81%) CCNP
8 4 (19.05%) FortiGate
8 4 (19.05%) Cisco PIX
8 4 (19.05%) CCIE
8 4 (19.05%) RIP
8 4 (19.05%) VPN
8 4 (19.05%) SAN
8 4 (19.05%) BGP
8 4 (19.05%) ProxySG
9 3 (14.29%) Network Design
9 3 (14.29%) BIG-IP
9 3 (14.29%) Telecoms
9 3 (14.29%) Finance
9 3 (14.29%) MPLS
9 3 (14.29%) Change Management
9 3 (14.29%) Financial Institution
9 3 (14.29%) CISSP
9 3 (14.29%) SSL

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (4.76%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 18 (85.71%) Firewall
2 12 (57.14%) Cisco ASA
3 8 (38.10%) Cisco Nexus
3 8 (38.10%) Network Security
4 7 (33.33%) OSPF
5 4 (19.05%) Cisco PIX
5 4 (19.05%) RIP
5 4 (19.05%) VPN
5 4 (19.05%) SAN
5 4 (19.05%) BGP
6 3 (14.29%) BIG-IP
6 3 (14.29%) MPLS
6 3 (14.29%) SSL
6 3 (14.29%) VLAN
6 3 (14.29%) FWSM
7 2 (9.52%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (9.52%) NetScaler
7 2 (9.52%) EIGRP
7 2 (9.52%) DNS
7 2 (9.52%) SNMP
General
1 3 (14.29%) Telecoms
1 3 (14.29%) Finance
1 3 (14.29%) Financial Institution
2 1 (4.76%) Retail
2 1 (4.76%) Billing
2 1 (4.76%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 11 (52.38%) Network Engineer
2 8 (38.10%) Security Engineer
3 6 (28.57%) Design Engineer
3 6 (28.57%) Network Security Engineer
4 5 (23.81%) Senior Network Engineer
4 5 (23.81%) IP Engineer
5 4 (19.05%) Network Design Engineer
6 3 (14.29%) Senior Network Design Engineer
6 3 (14.29%) Senior Design Engineer
7 2 (9.52%) Senior Network Security Engineer
7 2 (9.52%) Senior Security Engineer
7 2 (9.52%) Security Consultant
7 2 (9.52%) IT Consultant
7 2 (9.52%) Consultant
7 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (9.52%) IT Security Consultant
8 1 (4.76%) Cisco Engineer
8 1 (4.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 1 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
8 1 (4.76%) Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (14.29%) Network Design
1 3 (14.29%) Change Management
1 3 (14.29%) Load Balancing
1 3 (14.29%) Network Architecture
2 2 (9.52%) Network Management
2 2 (9.52%) Demand Forecasting
2 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (9.52%) Risk Assessment
2 2 (9.52%) Information Security
3 1 (4.76%) CRM
3 1 (4.76%) Deep Packet Inspection
3 1 (4.76%) Mentoring
Qualifications
1 8 (38.10%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (23.81%) CCNP
3 4 (19.05%) CCIE
4 3 (14.29%) CISSP
5 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
5 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
6 1 (4.76%) CCSA
6 1 (4.76%) CCSE
6 1 (4.76%) CCSP
6 1 (4.76%) CCNA
6 1 (4.76%) CCDP
6 1 (4.76%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (19.05%) ProxySG
2 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) FortiGate
2 1 (4.76%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 17 (80.95%) Cisco
2 9 (42.86%) Blue Coat
2 9 (42.86%) Juniper
2 9 (42.86%) F5
3 7 (33.33%) Citrix
4 5 (23.81%) VMware
5 3 (14.29%) HP
5 3 (14.29%) Fortinet
5 3 (14.29%) SolarWinds
5 3 (14.29%) Infoblox
5 3 (14.29%) Tufin
6 2 (9.52%) Nokia
6 2 (9.52%) Websense