The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Slough region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CheckPoint
Rank 28 39 -
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 3 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 1.20% 0.36% -
As % of the Vendors category 2.26% 0.72% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate - £285 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £338
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -8.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.25 £19.63 £31.25
% change year-on-year
+54.14% -37.20%
Vendors Category
Slough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
133 138 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 53.41% 49.64% 49.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 62 58
Average daily rate £335 £375 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.66% +11.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £285 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 6
Average hourly rate £21.25 £32.50 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.61% +120.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.10 £11.17 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £44.88 £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
CheckPoint
Berkshire

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
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 18 April 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 4 (100.00%) Cisco
2 3 (75.00%) Firewall
3 2 (50.00%) SAN
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (50.00%) F5
3 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (50.00%) HP
3 2 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (50.00%) VMware
4 1 (25.00%) Clustering
4 1 (25.00%) Backup Exec
4 1 (25.00%) Business Continuity
4 1 (25.00%) Blue Coat
4 1 (25.00%) VPLS
4 1 (25.00%) Network Security
4 1 (25.00%) 3G
4 1 (25.00%) BGP
4 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (25.00%) LAN
4 1 (25.00%) WAN
4 1 (25.00%) SMTP
4 1 (25.00%) DHCP
4 1 (25.00%) SNMP
4 1 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (25.00%) .NET
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (25.00%) IIS
4 1 (25.00%) ITIL

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (25.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) Firewall
2 2 (50.00%) SAN
2 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (25.00%) VPLS
3 1 (25.00%) Network Security
3 1 (25.00%) 3G
3 1 (25.00%) BGP
3 1 (25.00%) LAN
3 1 (25.00%) WAN
3 1 (25.00%) SMTP
3 1 (25.00%) DHCP
3 1 (25.00%) SNMP
3 1 (25.00%) VPN
3 1 (25.00%) DNS
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (25.00%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (25.00%) Back Office
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Network Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Technical Support Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Technical Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Network Support
1 1 (25.00%) Security Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Network Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Support Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Technical Support
1 1 (25.00%) Network Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Business Continuity
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
1 1 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 1 (25.00%) Business Continuity Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) XenApp
2 1 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) F5
2 2 (50.00%) HP
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) Blue Coat
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (25.00%) Juniper
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) NetApp