The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of CheckPoint products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Slough region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CheckPoint over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CheckPoint
Rank 23 29 21
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -8
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 12 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 3.90% 1.24% 2.02%
As % of the Vendors category 8.05% 3.06% 5.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 1
Average daily rate
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£300 £425 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% +17.24%
UK excluding London average daily rate £371 £336 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.40% +3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £28.00 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -41.05%
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 Slough region.

Vendors Category
Slough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
149 98 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 48.38% 40.66% 39.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 44 46
Average daily rate £350 £300 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £192 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 6
Average hourly rate £18.38 £24.50 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -48.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.15 £12.75 £17.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.25 £30.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

CheckPoint
Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CheckPoint across the Slough region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

CheckPoint Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

CheckPoint
Daily Rate Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing CheckPoint across the Slough region.

CheckPoint Daily Rate Trend in Slough

CheckPoint
Daily Rate Histogram in Slough

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CheckPoint across the Slough region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

CheckPoint Daily Rate Histogram in Slough

CheckPoint
Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing CheckPoint across the Slough region.

CheckPoint Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Slough 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 (100.00%) Firewall
2 16 (88.89%) Cisco
2 16 (88.89%) Cisco ASA
2 16 (88.89%) F5
3 11 (61.11%) Crossbeam
4 10 (55.56%) UNIX
5 9 (50.00%) Linux
5 9 (50.00%) Cisco PIX
6 8 (44.44%) CCSE
7 7 (38.89%) BIG-IP
7 7 (38.89%) Nortel Alteon
7 7 (38.89%) Fault Management
7 7 (38.89%) CCSA
7 7 (38.89%) SMS
7 7 (38.89%) WAP
7 7 (38.89%) CCSP
7 7 (38.89%) CCNP
7 7 (38.89%) CCNA
7 7 (38.89%) OpenView
7 7 (38.89%) HP
7 7 (38.89%) Nortel
7 7 (38.89%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (38.89%) Netcool
7 7 (38.89%) TACACS
7 7 (38.89%) Project Management
7 7 (38.89%) Radware
7 7 (38.89%) tcpdump
7 7 (38.89%) Network Management
7 7 (38.89%) Wireshark
7 7 (38.89%) Mobile App

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Slough 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 (5.56%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 18 (100.00%) Firewall
2 16 (88.89%) Cisco ASA
3 9 (50.00%) Cisco PIX
4 7 (38.89%) tcpdump
4 7 (38.89%) BIG-IP
4 7 (38.89%) Nortel Alteon
4 7 (38.89%) Wireshark
4 7 (38.89%) SMS
4 7 (38.89%) TACACS
5 6 (33.33%) TCP/IP
6 5 (27.78%) MPLS
6 5 (27.78%) Network Security
7 4 (22.22%) DAB
7 4 (22.22%) DNS
7 4 (22.22%) Internet
8 3 (16.67%) BGP
8 3 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (11.11%) IPsec
9 2 (11.11%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (11.11%) VPN
General
1 3 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Network Engineer
1 7 (38.89%) Network Security Engineer
1 7 (38.89%) Security Engineer
2 6 (33.33%) Data Network Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Environment Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Test Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Linux Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) UNIX Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) Security Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Design Authority
5 1 (5.56%) Test Environment Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (38.89%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (38.89%) Mobile App
2 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 3 (16.67%) Smart Meter
4 1 (5.56%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 10 (55.56%) UNIX
2 9 (50.00%) Linux
3 5 (27.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (22.22%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Project Management
1 7 (38.89%) Network Management
1 7 (38.89%) Fault Management
2 6 (33.33%) Change Control
2 6 (33.33%) Change Management
3 5 (27.78%) PRINCE2
3 5 (27.78%) Problem Management
3 5 (27.78%) Release Management
3 5 (27.78%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (22.22%) Configuration Management
5 3 (16.67%) Supplier Management
5 3 (16.67%) Test Strategy
5 3 (16.67%) Migration
6 2 (11.11%) Vulnerability Management
6 2 (11.11%) Security Architecture
7 1 (5.56%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Integration Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Information Security
7 1 (5.56%) Vulnerability Assessment
Qualifications
1 8 (44.44%) CCSE
2 7 (38.89%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (38.89%) CCSP
2 7 (38.89%) CCNP
2 7 (38.89%) CCNA
2 7 (38.89%) CCSA
3 6 (33.33%) Degree
4 3 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (5.56%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (27.78%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (22.22%) VMware ESX
2 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (38.89%) OpenView
1 7 (38.89%) Netcool
2 3 (16.67%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 16 (88.89%) Cisco
1 16 (88.89%) F5
2 11 (61.11%) Crossbeam
3 7 (38.89%) HP
3 7 (38.89%) Nortel
3 7 (38.89%) Radware
4 5 (27.78%) Red Hat
5 4 (22.22%) VMware
5 4 (22.22%) Dell
5 4 (22.22%) Sun
6 3 (16.67%) Fortinet
7 1 (5.56%) ArcSight