The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 25 June 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.

CheckPoint
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 43 64
Rank change year-on-year -7 +21  
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 7 27 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.22% 3.16% 0.58%
As % of the Vendors category 2.51% 6.44% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 17 2
Median daily rate £469 £450 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.16% +56.52%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -6.25% +23.07%  

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 Reading.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 279 419 459
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 48.61% 49.06% 53.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 241 211
Median daily rate £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £225 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 28 30
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -7.19%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £41.45 £24.12
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

CheckPoint
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 Reading

CheckPoint
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CheckPoint in Reading

CheckPoint
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CheckPoint in Reading over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CheckPoint in Reading

CheckPoint
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CheckPoint in Reading

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 Reading region with a requirement for CheckPoint.

1 8 (88.89%) Firewall
2 6 (66.67%) Cisco
2 6 (66.67%) Palo Alto
3 4 (44.44%) VPN
3 4 (44.44%) Network Security
4 3 (33.33%) Information Security
4 3 (33.33%) SSL
4 3 (33.33%) Blue Coat
5 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
5 2 (22.22%) Windows
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 2 (22.22%) MPLS
5 2 (22.22%) McAfee
5 2 (22.22%) Juniper
5 2 (22.22%) Load Balancing
5 2 (22.22%) SIEM
5 2 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (11.11%) Software Deployment
6 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (11.11%) IaaS
6 1 (11.11%) FortiGate
6 1 (11.11%) ServiceNow
6 1 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (11.11%) CyberArk
6 1 (11.11%) Varonis
6 1 (11.11%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
6 1 (11.11%) Process Improvement
6 1 (11.11%) Change Control

CheckPoint
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 1 (11.11%) IIS
1 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
1 1 (11.11%) SharePoint Server
1 1 (11.11%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (11.11%) IaaS
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (11.11%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (88.89%) Firewall
2 4 (44.44%) Network Security
2 4 (44.44%) VPN
3 3 (33.33%) SSL
4 2 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (22.22%) MPLS
5 1 (11.11%) BGP
5 1 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (11.11%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (11.11%) Internet
5 1 (11.11%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Security Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Senior Network Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Switch Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Azure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Firewall Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Information Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Information Security Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Information Security Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Information Systems Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Information Systems Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Lead Network Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Security Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Network Security Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Security Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) SOC Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) CMDB
1 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
1 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
1 1 (11.11%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) Solaris
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Information Security
2 2 (22.22%) Load Balancing
2 2 (22.22%) SIEM
3 1 (11.11%) Change Control
3 1 (11.11%) Change Management
3 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
3 1 (11.11%) CRM
3 1 (11.11%) Data Protection
3 1 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Process Improvement
3 1 (11.11%) Software Deployment
3 1 (11.11%) Statistics
3 1 (11.11%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) CISA
1 1 (11.11%) CISM
1 1 (11.11%) CISSP
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) FortiGate
1 1 (11.11%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (11.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Cisco
1 6 (66.67%) Palo Alto
2 3 (33.33%) Blue Coat
3 2 (22.22%) Juniper
3 2 (22.22%) McAfee
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 1 (11.11%) CyberArk
4 1 (11.11%) F5
4 1 (11.11%) Lumension
4 1 (11.11%) Meridio
4 1 (11.11%) SAP
4 1 (11.11%) ServiceNow
4 1 (11.11%) Sourcefire
4 1 (11.11%) Varonis