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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CheckPoint over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 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.

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
CheckPoint
England / North West
Rank 106 141 99
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -42
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 27 16 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.03% 0.43% 1.34%
As % of the Vendors category 2.41% 1.03% 2.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 25
Median daily rate £513 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £170 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £589 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £398
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -5.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £21.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £43.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+25.71% +2.94%

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
1120 1548 1512
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 42.62% 41.55% 46.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 675 847 751
Median daily rate £400 £388 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +1.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 112 103
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.60 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £47.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.30 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-19.53% +22.85%

CheckPoint
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing CheckPoint as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 21 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CheckPoint within the North West region over the 3 months to 21 February 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
Manchester +14 11 £500 +25.00% 2
Cheshire +25 8 £400 -33.33%
Lancashire - 6 £530 -
Cumbria - 2 £360 -
CheckPoint
England

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 North West region with a requirement for CheckPoint.

1 33 (67.35%) Cisco
2 25 (51.02%) Firewall
3 19 (38.78%) F5
4 17 (34.69%) WAN
5 16 (32.65%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (32.65%) Data Centre
6 15 (30.61%) Cisco ASA
6 15 (30.61%) LAN
7 11 (22.45%) Juniper
7 11 (22.45%) Security Cleared
7 11 (22.45%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 11 (22.45%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 11 (22.45%) Change Control
8 10 (20.41%) Palo Alto
8 10 (20.41%) Network Security
8 10 (20.41%) CCNA
9 9 (18.37%) Finance
9 9 (18.37%) SC Cleared
9 9 (18.37%) Hyper-V
10 8 (16.33%) VMware
10 8 (16.33%) CCNP
10 8 (16.33%) Forum Sentry
11 7 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
11 7 (14.29%) PCI DSS
12 6 (12.24%) MPLS
13 5 (10.20%) CCDP
13 5 (10.20%) Wireless
13 5 (10.20%) Splunk
13 5 (10.20%) SIEM
14 4 (8.16%) High Availability

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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:

Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (4.08%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 25 (51.02%) Firewall
2 17 (34.69%) WAN
3 15 (30.61%) Cisco ASA
3 15 (30.61%) LAN
4 11 (22.45%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 11 (22.45%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 10 (20.41%) Network Security
6 6 (12.24%) MPLS
7 5 (10.20%) Wireless
8 4 (8.16%) VPN
9 3 (6.12%) BGP
9 3 (6.12%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (6.12%) NX-OS
9 3 (6.12%) VPLS
10 2 (4.08%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (4.08%) EIGRP
10 2 (4.08%) OSPF
10 2 (4.08%) TCP/IP
11 1 (2.04%) DNS
11 1 (2.04%) SSL
Development Applications
1 4 (8.16%) JIRA
2 3 (6.12%) Zephyr
General
1 9 (18.37%) Finance
2 2 (4.08%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 16 (32.65%) Network Engineer
2 10 (20.41%) Analyst
2 10 (20.41%) Architect
3 8 (16.33%) Network Architect
4 7 (14.29%) Network Analyst
5 5 (10.20%) Consultant
6 4 (8.16%) Check Point Specialist
6 4 (8.16%) Firewall Specialist
6 4 (8.16%) Network Consultant
6 4 (8.16%) Network Specialist
7 3 (6.12%) Cisco Engineer
7 3 (6.12%) Firewall Engineer
7 3 (6.12%) Network Security Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Network Security Engineer
7 3 (6.12%) Security Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Security Engineer
7 3 (6.12%) Test Analyst
8 2 (4.08%) Network Support Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) Security Consultant
8 2 (4.08%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 16 (32.65%) Data Centre
2 7 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.08%) EFT
4 1 (2.04%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.04%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.04%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.04%) Learning Management System
4 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.04%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.16%) Linux
1 4 (8.16%) Windows
1 4 (8.16%) Windows Server
2 3 (6.12%) Unix
3 1 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.45%) Change Control
2 5 (10.20%) SIEM
3 4 (8.16%) ERP
3 4 (8.16%) High Availability
3 4 (8.16%) ITIL
3 4 (8.16%) Server Hardening
3 4 (8.16%) Test Management
4 3 (6.12%) Manual Testing
4 3 (6.12%) Network Design
4 3 (6.12%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (4.08%) ITIL V3
5 2 (4.08%) Load Balancing
5 2 (4.08%) Release Management
6 1 (2.04%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.04%) Data Protection
6 1 (2.04%) Integration Testing
6 1 (2.04%) Performance Testing
6 1 (2.04%) Product Management
6 1 (2.04%) Test Scripting
6 1 (2.04%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.04%) Java
1 1 (2.04%) JavaScript
1 1 (2.04%) PHP
Qualifications
1 16 (32.65%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (22.45%) Security Cleared
3 10 (20.41%) CCNA
4 9 (18.37%) SC Cleared
5 8 (16.33%) CCNP
6 5 (10.20%) CCDP
7 4 (8.16%) CCIE
8 1 (2.04%) CCSP
8 1 (2.04%) Degree
8 1 (2.04%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.29%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.04%) QA
System Software
1 9 (18.37%) Hyper-V
2 4 (8.16%) vSphere
3 1 (2.04%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (2.04%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.04%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (16.33%) Forum Sentry
2 1 (2.04%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.04%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 33 (67.35%) Cisco
2 19 (38.78%) F5
3 11 (22.45%) Juniper
4 10 (20.41%) Palo Alto
5 8 (16.33%) VMware
6 5 (10.20%) Splunk
7 4 (8.16%) Citrix
8 3 (6.12%) Aruba
8 3 (6.12%) Fortinet
8 3 (6.12%) Workday
9 2 (4.08%) IronPort
9 2 (4.08%) SAP
10 1 (2.04%) Blue Coat
10 1 (2.04%) CA
10 1 (2.04%) Forcepoint
10 1 (2.04%) IBM
10 1 (2.04%) Microsoft
10 1 (2.04%) Red Hat
10 1 (2.04%) Riverbed
10 1 (2.04%) Saba