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 30 June 2016 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
CheckPoint
Rank 117 105 127
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +22
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 41 43 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.09% 1.16% 0.36%
As % of the Vendors category 2.43% 2.54% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 29 4
Median daily rate £375 £325 £208
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +56.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £172 £172 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £405 £260
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Median hourly rate £45.50 £32.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% +38.29%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -12.69%
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
1689 1692 1282
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 45.10% 45.52% 41.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 985 859 648
Median daily rate £400 £365 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £209 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £548 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 108 90
Median hourly rate £20.50 £19.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.89% +5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.80 £42.50 £35.48
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.22 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+15.24% +7.19%

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 30 June 2016.

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 30 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -4 29 £375 +20.00% 3
Cheshire -3 5 £303 -24.37%
Lancashire -9 3 £413 -5.71%
Merseyside -1 2 £325 -
Cumbria - 1 - -
CheckPoint
England

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 June 2016, 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 55 (84.62%) Firewall
2 48 (73.85%) Cisco
3 26 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
4 22 (33.85%) Network Security
5 21 (32.31%) SSL
6 19 (29.23%) WAN
7 18 (27.69%) CCNP
7 18 (27.69%) Cisco Certification
8 16 (24.62%) Juniper
9 15 (23.08%) Kalman Filter
10 14 (21.54%) ITIL
10 14 (21.54%) LAN
11 13 (20.00%) Clearswift
11 13 (20.00%) SmoothWall
12 12 (18.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 11 (16.92%) Data Centre
13 11 (16.92%) F5
13 11 (16.92%) Windows
13 11 (16.92%) PKI
14 10 (15.38%) VMware
14 10 (15.38%) DNS
14 10 (15.38%) CISSP
15 9 (13.85%) Windows Server
16 8 (12.31%) Email Filtering
16 8 (12.31%) QA
16 8 (12.31%) SIEM
16 8 (12.31%) Migration
16 8 (12.31%) CISM
16 8 (12.31%) ITIL Certification
16 8 (12.31%) VoIP

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (6.15%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (1.54%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.54%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (3.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (1.54%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.62%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.54%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 55 (84.62%) Firewall
2 26 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
3 22 (33.85%) Network Security
4 21 (32.31%) SSL
5 19 (29.23%) WAN
6 14 (21.54%) LAN
7 10 (15.38%) DNS
8 8 (12.31%) VoIP
9 7 (10.77%) BGP
9 7 (10.77%) MPLS
9 7 (10.77%) OSPF
10 6 (9.23%) BIG-IP
10 6 (9.23%) IP Telephony
11 5 (7.69%) DHCP
11 5 (7.69%) TCP/IP
11 5 (7.69%) VPN
12 4 (6.15%) EIGRP
12 4 (6.15%) NetScreen
13 2 (3.08%) IPv4
13 2 (3.08%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (10.77%) Finance
2 4 (6.15%) Manufacturing
2 4 (6.15%) Retail
3 3 (4.62%) Banking
4 1 (1.54%) Legal
4 1 (1.54%) Local Government
4 1 (1.54%) Marketing
4 1 (1.54%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 11 (16.92%) Cisco Engineer
3 10 (15.38%) Analyst
3 10 (15.38%) Security Analyst
4 9 (13.85%) Network Security Manager
4 9 (13.85%) Security Manager
5 8 (12.31%) Architect
6 7 (10.77%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 5 (7.69%) Consultant
7 5 (7.69%) ICT Assistant
7 5 (7.69%) ICT Manager
7 5 (7.69%) Network Manager
7 5 (7.69%) Security Engineer
8 4 (6.15%) Firewall Consultant
8 4 (6.15%) Security Consultant
8 4 (6.15%) Service Manager
9 3 (4.62%) Firewall Engineer
9 3 (4.62%) IT Security Analyst
9 3 (4.62%) Network Security Consultant
9 3 (4.62%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.62%) Web Services
2 2 (3.08%) WAP
3 1 (1.54%) .NET
3 1 (1.54%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.92%) Data Centre
1 11 (16.92%) PKI
2 4 (6.15%) Life Science
3 2 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (3.08%) EFT
3 2 (3.08%) iSeries
3 2 (3.08%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.54%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (16.92%) Windows
2 9 (13.85%) Windows Server
3 6 (9.23%) Linux
4 2 (3.08%) Unix
4 2 (3.08%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (23.08%) Kalman Filter
2 14 (21.54%) ITIL
3 8 (12.31%) Email Filtering
3 8 (12.31%) Migration
3 8 (12.31%) SIEM
4 7 (10.77%) Service Delivery
4 7 (10.77%) Web Filtering
5 6 (9.23%) ITIL V3
5 6 (9.23%) Load Balancing
5 6 (9.23%) Penetration Testing
5 6 (9.23%) Threat Management
5 6 (9.23%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 5 (7.69%) Application Rationalisation
7 4 (6.15%) PRINCE2
7 4 (6.15%) Threat Analysis
8 3 (4.62%) Change Management
8 3 (4.62%) Deep Packet Inspection
8 3 (4.62%) Project Management
8 3 (4.62%) Release Management
9 2 (3.08%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.15%) SQL
2 2 (3.08%) Lisp
3 1 (1.54%) C#
3 1 (1.54%) VBA
Qualifications
1 18 (27.69%) CCNP
1 18 (27.69%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (15.38%) CISSP
3 8 (12.31%) CISM
3 8 (12.31%) ITIL Certification
4 7 (10.77%) CCIE
5 6 (9.23%) CCENT
5 6 (9.23%) CISMP
5 6 (9.23%) SC Cleared
5 6 (9.23%) Security Cleared
6 5 (7.69%) CESG Certified Professional
6 5 (7.69%) CLAS
7 4 (6.15%) CCNA
8 3 (4.62%) DBS Check
9 2 (3.08%) CCDP
9 2 (3.08%) CCSA
9 2 (3.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (1.54%) CEH
10 1 (1.54%) GIAC
10 1 (1.54%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (18.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (12.31%) QA
3 4 (6.15%) PCI DSS
4 3 (4.62%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (7.69%) Active Directory
1 5 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.62%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 13 (20.00%) SmoothWall
2 3 (4.62%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 48 (73.85%) Cisco
2 16 (24.62%) Juniper
3 13 (20.00%) Clearswift
4 11 (16.92%) F5
5 10 (15.38%) VMware
6 6 (9.23%) Kaspersky
6 6 (9.23%) Microsoft
6 6 (9.23%) Palo Alto
7 5 (7.69%) Citrix
7 5 (7.69%) Fortinet
8 4 (6.15%) Oracle
9 3 (4.62%) Avaya
9 3 (4.62%) EMC
9 3 (4.62%) Intel Security
9 3 (4.62%) SolarWinds
9 3 (4.62%) Sophos
9 3 (4.62%) Splunk
10 2 (3.08%) IronPort
10 2 (3.08%) NETGEAR
10 2 (3.08%) Nokia