The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of CheckPoint products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CheckPoint over the 3 months to 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CheckPoint
Rank 83 109 104
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -5
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 50 21 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.59% 0.77% 0.80%
As % of the Vendors category 3.43% 1.77% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 14 7
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£425 £413 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +26.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £304 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £535 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £21.50 - £69.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £55.00 £41.75
% change year-on-year
-41.81% +31.73%
CheckPoint
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Vendors Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1457 1189 1227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 46.48% 43.39% 46.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 748 572 570
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £150 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 78 110
Average hourly rate £18.13 £23.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.85% +17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £43.50 £45.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -13.15%

CheckPoint
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

CheckPoint Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

CheckPoint
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

CheckPoint Daily Rate Trend in the North West

CheckPoint
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CheckPoint across the North West region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

CheckPoint Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

CheckPoint
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

CheckPoint Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

CheckPoint
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CheckPoint within the North West region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +8 17 £318 -4.15% 6
Cheshire +9 14 £500 +17.64% 1
Lancashire - 11 £440 - 1
Merseyside - 1 £413 -
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England

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 66 (88.00%) Cisco
2 51 (68.00%) Firewall
3 34 (45.33%) Windows
4 23 (30.67%) Juniper
5 21 (28.00%) Migration
5 21 (28.00%) VMware
5 21 (28.00%) Cisco ASA
6 20 (26.67%) Finance
6 20 (26.67%) WAN
7 18 (24.00%) Microsoft
7 18 (24.00%) Information Security
8 17 (22.67%) LAN
8 17 (22.67%) Linux
8 17 (22.67%) F5
9 13 (17.33%) VPN
9 13 (17.33%) SSL
10 12 (16.00%) IIS
10 12 (16.00%) Citrix
10 12 (16.00%) MPLS
10 12 (16.00%) vSphere
10 12 (16.00%) Fortinet
10 12 (16.00%) SC Cleared
10 12 (16.00%) Security Cleared
11 11 (14.67%) VMware Infrastructure
11 11 (14.67%) OSPF
11 11 (14.67%) EIGRP
11 11 (14.67%) SAN
11 11 (14.67%) Apache
11 11 (14.67%) Blue Coat
12 10 (13.33%) Wireless

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 12 (16.00%) IIS
2 11 (14.67%) Apache
3 7 (9.33%) IBM Notes
4 2 (2.67%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 51 (68.00%) Firewall
2 21 (28.00%) Cisco ASA
3 20 (26.67%) WAN
4 17 (22.67%) LAN
5 13 (17.33%) VPN
5 13 (17.33%) SSL
6 12 (16.00%) MPLS
7 11 (14.67%) OSPF
7 11 (14.67%) EIGRP
7 11 (14.67%) SAN
8 10 (13.33%) Wireless
8 10 (13.33%) VPLS
8 10 (13.33%) Network Security
9 9 (12.00%) Fibre Channel
9 9 (12.00%) BGP
9 9 (12.00%) Internet
10 8 (10.67%) DMZ
11 7 (9.33%) TACACS
12 6 (8.00%) NAS
13 5 (6.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 20 (26.67%) Finance
2 4 (5.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.33%) Banking
3 1 (1.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (26.67%) Network Engineer
2 14 (18.67%) Security Engineer
3 11 (14.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 11 (14.67%) Network Security Engineer
4 10 (13.33%) Firewall Engineer
4 10 (13.33%) Cloud Engineer
5 9 (12.00%) Project Leader
5 9 (12.00%) Technical Project Leader
6 8 (10.67%) Project Manager
7 7 (9.33%) Architect
8 5 (6.67%) Technical Architect
9 2 (2.67%) 3rd Line Support
9 2 (2.67%) Network Analyst
9 2 (2.67%) Analyst
9 2 (2.67%) Network Specialist
9 2 (2.67%) Security Analyst
9 2 (2.67%) Network Security Analyst
10 1 (1.33%) Security Designer
10 1 (1.33%) Security Project Manager
10 1 (1.33%) Software Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.33%) Life Science
2 3 (4.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.67%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.67%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 34 (45.33%) Windows
2 17 (22.67%) Linux
3 10 (13.33%) VMS
3 10 (13.33%) UNIX
4 7 (9.33%) Solaris
5 2 (2.67%) AIX
5 2 (2.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (28.00%) Migration
2 18 (24.00%) Information Security
3 7 (9.33%) Project Management
4 6 (8.00%) PRINCE2
5 5 (6.67%) Business Development
5 5 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (4.00%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (2.67%) Data Management
7 2 (2.67%) Network Design
7 2 (2.67%) SIEM
7 2 (2.67%) Load Balancing
7 2 (2.67%) Computer Security
7 2 (2.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (1.33%) ERP
8 1 (1.33%) Quality Management
8 1 (1.33%) Service Delivery
8 1 (1.33%) Change Management
8 1 (1.33%) Identity Management
8 1 (1.33%) Risk Management
8 1 (1.33%) QMS
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (16.00%) SC Cleared
1 12 (16.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (12.00%) CISSP
3 6 (8.00%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (8.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 5 (6.67%) PMP
4 5 (6.67%) PMI Certification
4 5 (6.67%) CCNP
4 5 (6.67%) GCIA
4 5 (6.67%) GCIH
4 5 (6.67%) CEH
4 5 (6.67%) Degree
5 3 (4.00%) CISMP
5 3 (4.00%) CCSE
5 3 (4.00%) ISACA
6 2 (2.67%) CCNA
7 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.33%) CCSA
7 1 (1.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.33%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.67%) QA
System Software
1 12 (16.00%) vSphere
2 11 (14.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (9.33%) Active Directory
4 5 (6.67%) VMware ESX
5 4 (5.33%) ISA Server
6 1 (1.33%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 8 (10.67%) Cisco Prime
2 4 (5.33%) SCCM
2 4 (5.33%) MIMEsweeper
3 2 (2.67%) OpenView
3 2 (2.67%) Tivoli
3 2 (2.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (2.67%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (2.67%) SAP Afaria
3 2 (2.67%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (1.33%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 66 (88.00%) Cisco
2 23 (30.67%) Juniper
3 21 (28.00%) VMware
4 18 (24.00%) Microsoft
5 17 (22.67%) F5
6 12 (16.00%) Citrix
6 12 (16.00%) Fortinet
7 11 (14.67%) Blue Coat
8 10 (13.33%) SolarWinds
8 10 (13.33%) Nortel
9 8 (10.67%) HP
10 7 (9.33%) Lotus
10 7 (9.33%) Clearswift
11 6 (8.00%) Oracle
12 5 (6.67%) McAfee
12 5 (6.67%) Nokia
12 5 (6.67%) Brocade
12 5 (6.67%) TippingPoint
12 5 (6.67%) Cyber-Ark
12 5 (6.67%) ArcSight
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