The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for knowledge and experience of CheckPoint products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited CheckPoint over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
CheckPoint
South East / Berkshire
Rank 84 90 78
Rank change year-on-year +6 -12  
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 15 36 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.83% 1.46% 2.08%
As % of the Vendors category 1.64% 2.76% 4.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 18
Median daily rate £400 £393 £384
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.91% +2.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £350 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £446 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -5.40% -12.94%  

CheckPoint is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 913 1303 1408
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 50.36% 52.95% 48.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 396 669 698
Median daily rate £400 £398 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.62% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £526 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 47 42
Median hourly rate £15.00 £18.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% -2.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £13.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £63.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

CheckPoint
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing CheckPoint as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for CheckPoint in Berkshire

CheckPoint
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing CheckPoint in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for CheckPoint in Berkshire

CheckPoint
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CheckPoint in Berkshire over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CheckPoint in Berkshire

CheckPoint
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CheckPoint in Berkshire

CheckPoint
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CheckPoint within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bracknell -3 8 £350 -22.22% 1
Reading +10 2 £450 +3.44% 3
Slough - 1 £475 - 3
CheckPoint
South East

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing CheckPoint also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for CheckPoint.

1 51 (86.44%) Cisco
2 39 (66.10%) Firewall
3 28 (47.46%) Cisco ASA
4 23 (38.98%) Palo Alto
5 21 (35.59%) LAN
6 20 (33.90%) Juniper
7 17 (28.81%) VPN
8 16 (27.12%) WAN
9 15 (25.42%) Cisco Certification
10 14 (23.73%) MPLS
11 12 (20.34%) Active Directory
11 12 (20.34%) NetScaler
11 12 (20.34%) Cisco Nexus
12 11 (18.64%) Data Centre
12 11 (18.64%) Network Design
13 10 (16.95%) CCSE
13 10 (16.95%) Network Security
13 10 (16.95%) F5
14 9 (15.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 9 (15.25%) Oracle
15 8 (13.56%) Windows
15 8 (13.56%) SSL
15 8 (13.56%) Fortinet
15 8 (13.56%) Retail
16 7 (11.86%) CISMP
16 7 (11.86%) Oracle Identity Manager
16 7 (11.86%) CRISC
16 7 (11.86%) CCNA
16 7 (11.86%) SAML
17 6 (10.17%) CCNP

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.39%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.69%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (1.69%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (66.10%) Firewall
2 28 (47.46%) Cisco ASA
3 21 (35.59%) LAN
4 17 (28.81%) VPN
5 16 (27.12%) WAN
6 14 (23.73%) MPLS
7 12 (20.34%) Cisco Nexus
7 12 (20.34%) NetScaler
8 10 (16.95%) Network Security
9 8 (13.56%) SSL
10 6 (10.17%) BGP
10 6 (10.17%) TCP/IP
10 6 (10.17%) VoIP
10 6 (10.17%) WLAN
11 5 (8.47%) SAN
11 5 (8.47%) Wireless
12 4 (6.78%) Cisco Wireless
12 4 (6.78%) DNS
12 4 (6.78%) OSPF
13 3 (5.08%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.78%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.39%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.39%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (3.39%) Oracle Database 12c
2 2 (3.39%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (3.39%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 8 (13.56%) Retail
2 3 (5.08%) Finance
3 2 (3.39%) Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (32.20%) Architect
2 18 (30.51%) Network Engineer
3 14 (23.73%) Security Architect
4 7 (11.86%) Consultant
5 6 (10.17%) Firewall Architect
5 6 (10.17%) Network Consultant
6 5 (8.47%) Analyst
6 5 (8.47%) Network Analyst
6 5 (8.47%) Network Architect
6 5 (8.47%) Technical Leader
7 4 (6.78%) Senior Network Engineer
8 3 (5.08%) Check Point Analyst
8 3 (5.08%) Firewall Analyst
8 3 (5.08%) Juniper Architect
9 2 (3.39%) Cisco Engineer
9 2 (3.39%) Infrastructure Architect
9 2 (3.39%) Network Security Architect
9 2 (3.39%) Technical Engineer
9 2 (3.39%) Voice Architect
9 2 (3.39%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.86%) SAML
2 1 (1.69%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.64%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.78%) Clustering
2 4 (6.78%) CMDB
3 3 (5.08%) PKI
4 2 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.69%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 8 (13.56%) Windows
2 4 (6.78%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (5.08%) Linux
3 3 (5.08%) Solaris
4 2 (3.39%) Unix
4 2 (3.39%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (18.64%) Network Design
2 4 (6.78%) Change Management
2 4 (6.78%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (6.78%) Load Balancing
2 4 (6.78%) Process Improvement
2 4 (6.78%) Project Management
3 3 (5.08%) ITIL
3 3 (5.08%) Network Management
4 2 (3.39%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (3.39%) Information Security
4 2 (3.39%) IT Strategy
4 2 (3.39%) SIEM
4 2 (3.39%) Translating Business Requirements
5 1 (1.69%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (1.69%) Presales
5 1 (1.69%) Security Architecture
5 1 (1.69%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
5 1 (1.69%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (1.69%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (1.69%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.39%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (25.42%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (16.95%) CCSE
3 7 (11.86%) CCNA
3 7 (11.86%) CISMP
3 7 (11.86%) CRISC
4 6 (10.17%) CCNP
5 5 (8.47%) CCIE
5 5 (8.47%) Check Point Certification
5 5 (8.47%) Degree
6 3 (5.08%) CCSA
7 2 (3.39%) CCDA
7 2 (3.39%) CCVP
7 2 (3.39%) SC Cleared
7 2 (3.39%) Security Cleared
8 1 (1.69%) CCDP
8 1 (1.69%) CISA
8 1 (1.69%) CISM
8 1 (1.69%) CISSP
8 1 (1.69%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (15.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (20.34%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.47%) vCloud
3 4 (6.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (5.08%) ProxySG
5 2 (3.39%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (3.39%) vSphere
5 2 (3.39%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (11.86%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 3 (5.08%) OPNET
3 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (3.39%) vMotion
4 1 (1.69%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 51 (86.44%) Cisco
2 23 (38.98%) Palo Alto
3 20 (33.90%) Juniper
4 10 (16.95%) F5
5 9 (15.25%) Oracle
6 8 (13.56%) Fortinet
7 6 (10.17%) VMware
8 5 (8.47%) Blue Coat
8 5 (8.47%) Citrix
9 4 (6.78%) Riverbed
10 3 (5.08%) Arista
10 3 (5.08%) Aruba
10 3 (5.08%) Microsoft
10 3 (5.08%) SolarWinds
11 2 (3.39%) Avaya
11 2 (3.39%) Dell
11 2 (3.39%) EMC
11 2 (3.39%) NetApp
11 2 (3.39%) Nokia
12 1 (1.69%) Infovista