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 4 May 2015 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CheckPoint
Rank 30 28 39
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +11
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 2 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 0.70% 0.86% 0.36%
As % of the Vendors category 1.33% 1.64% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £285
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £317
% change year-on-year
- +10.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £28.94 £19.63
% change year-on-year
+38.22% +47.45%
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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
150 122 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 52.26% 52.36% 49.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 66 60
Average daily rate £328 £330 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.75% -8.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £165 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £475 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 11
Average hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -30.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -7.89%

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 4 May 2015, 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 9 (90.00%) Firewall
2 8 (80.00%) Cisco
3 7 (70.00%) F5
4 6 (60.00%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (50.00%) Crossbeam
5 5 (50.00%) Linux
6 4 (40.00%) CCNP
6 4 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (40.00%) Change Control
7 3 (30.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (30.00%) Cisco PIX
7 3 (30.00%) Red Hat
7 3 (30.00%) MPLS
7 3 (30.00%) Project Management
7 3 (30.00%) PRINCE2
7 3 (30.00%) UNIX
7 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
8 2 (20.00%) DNS
8 2 (20.00%) SLA
8 2 (20.00%) Solaris
8 2 (20.00%) SMS
8 2 (20.00%) WAP
8 2 (20.00%) CCNA
8 2 (20.00%) OpenView
8 2 (20.00%) HP
8 2 (20.00%) Dell
8 2 (20.00%) Nortel
8 2 (20.00%) Sun
8 2 (20.00%) CCIE
8 2 (20.00%) CCSP

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 9 (90.00%) Firewall
2 6 (60.00%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (30.00%) Cisco PIX
3 3 (30.00%) MPLS
3 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (20.00%) DNS
4 2 (20.00%) SMS
4 2 (20.00%) DAB
4 2 (20.00%) TACACS
4 2 (20.00%) Internet
4 2 (20.00%) BIG-IP
4 2 (20.00%) Network Security
4 2 (20.00%) Nortel Alteon
4 2 (20.00%) tcpdump
4 2 (20.00%) Wireshark
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (10.00%) BGP
5 1 (10.00%) IPsec
5 1 (10.00%) VPN
General
1 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Security Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco Specialist
2 2 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Data Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Test Environment Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Linux Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) UNIX Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Design Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Environment Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Mobile App
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Linux
2 3 (30.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (30.00%) UNIX
3 2 (20.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Change Control
2 3 (30.00%) Project Management
2 3 (30.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (20.00%) Change Management
3 2 (20.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (20.00%) Release Management
3 2 (20.00%) Fault Management
3 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (20.00%) Supplier Management
3 2 (20.00%) Network Management
3 2 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (10.00%) Migration
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) CCNP
1 4 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (20.00%) CCNA
2 2 (20.00%) CCIE
2 2 (20.00%) CCSP
2 2 (20.00%) CCSE
2 2 (20.00%) CCSA
2 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) Degree
3 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) OpenView
1 2 (20.00%) Netcool
2 1 (10.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Cisco
2 7 (70.00%) F5
3 5 (50.00%) Crossbeam
4 3 (30.00%) Red Hat
5 2 (20.00%) HP
5 2 (20.00%) Dell
5 2 (20.00%) Nortel
5 2 (20.00%) Sun
5 2 (20.00%) Radware
5 2 (20.00%) VMware
6 1 (10.00%) IBM