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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
CheckPoint
Rank 126 80 128
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +48
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 41 66 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.05% 1.81% 0.20%
As % of the Vendors category 2.30% 3.99% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 43 3
Median daily rate £375 £325 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +44.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £265
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £349 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.52% -0.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £42.08 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £39.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +28.92%
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
1779 1656 1302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 45.46% 45.48% 42.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1034 826 648
Median daily rate £400 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £650 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.40% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 105 107
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 -28 33 £363 +26.08% 7
Lancashire 0 3 £413 +10.00% 2
Cheshire -8 3 £363 -23.68%
Merseyside -7 1 - -
CheckPoint
England

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 49 (90.74%) Firewall
2 41 (75.93%) Cisco
3 20 (37.04%) Cisco ASA
4 19 (35.19%) Juniper
5 18 (33.33%) SSL
5 18 (33.33%) WAN
5 18 (33.33%) Network Security
6 14 (25.93%) LAN
7 13 (24.07%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (22.22%) CCNP
8 12 (22.22%) DNS
8 12 (22.22%) Kalman Filter
9 11 (20.37%) Data Centre
9 11 (20.37%) ITIL
9 11 (20.37%) VMware
10 10 (18.52%) SmoothWall
11 9 (16.67%) F5
11 9 (16.67%) Clearswift
12 8 (14.81%) CISSP
12 8 (14.81%) Windows
12 8 (14.81%) Migration
12 8 (14.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 8 (14.81%) PKI
12 8 (14.81%) SIEM
13 7 (12.96%) Windows Server
13 7 (12.96%) Load Balancing
13 7 (12.96%) Linux
13 7 (12.96%) VPN
13 7 (12.96%) CCIE
13 7 (12.96%) MPLS

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 3 (5.56%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1 (1.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (1.85%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.85%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 49 (90.74%) Firewall
2 20 (37.04%) Cisco ASA
3 18 (33.33%) Network Security
3 18 (33.33%) SSL
3 18 (33.33%) WAN
4 14 (25.93%) LAN
5 12 (22.22%) DNS
6 7 (12.96%) BGP
6 7 (12.96%) MPLS
6 7 (12.96%) OSPF
6 7 (12.96%) VPN
7 6 (11.11%) IP Telephony
8 5 (9.26%) BIG-IP
8 5 (9.26%) DHCP
9 4 (7.41%) FabricPath
9 4 (7.41%) IPsec
9 4 (7.41%) IPv4
9 4 (7.41%) IPv6
9 4 (7.41%) TRILL
10 3 (5.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.85%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (11.11%) Finance
2 4 (7.41%) Retail
3 3 (5.56%) Banking
3 3 (5.56%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.85%) Legal
4 1 (1.85%) Local Government
4 1 (1.85%) Marketing
4 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (22.22%) Network Engineer
2 9 (16.67%) Architect
3 8 (14.81%) Analyst
3 8 (14.81%) Cisco Engineer
3 8 (14.81%) Security Analyst
4 7 (12.96%) Network Security Manager
4 7 (12.96%) Security Manager
5 6 (11.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 5 (9.26%) Consultant
6 5 (9.26%) Network Architect
7 4 (7.41%) Data Architect
7 4 (7.41%) Data Centre Architect
7 4 (7.41%) Data Migration Architect
7 4 (7.41%) Data Migration Lead
7 4 (7.41%) Firewall Consultant
7 4 (7.41%) Lead Architect
7 4 (7.41%) Lead Data Architect
7 4 (7.41%) Migration Architect
7 4 (7.41%) Security Consultant
7 4 (7.41%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.56%) Web Services
2 2 (3.70%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (20.37%) Data Centre
2 8 (14.81%) PKI
3 4 (7.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 4 (7.41%) iSeries
4 3 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.56%) Life Science
5 2 (3.70%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.85%) EFT
6 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.81%) Windows
2 7 (12.96%) Linux
2 7 (12.96%) Windows Server
3 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (22.22%) Kalman Filter
2 11 (20.37%) ITIL
3 8 (14.81%) Migration
3 8 (14.81%) SIEM
4 7 (12.96%) Load Balancing
5 6 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
5 6 (11.11%) Threat Management
5 6 (11.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 5 (9.26%) Email Filtering
7 4 (7.41%) Application Rationalisation
7 4 (7.41%) PRINCE2
7 4 (7.41%) Service Delivery
7 4 (7.41%) Web Filtering
8 3 (5.56%) Change Management
8 3 (5.56%) Deep Packet Inspection
8 3 (5.56%) ITIL V3
8 3 (5.56%) Project Management
8 3 (5.56%) Release Management
9 2 (3.70%) Configuration Management
9 2 (3.70%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.41%) Lisp
2 2 (3.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (24.07%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (22.22%) CCNP
3 8 (14.81%) CISSP
4 7 (12.96%) CCIE
5 6 (11.11%) CCENT
5 6 (11.11%) CISM
5 6 (11.11%) CISMP
6 5 (9.26%) CESG Certified Professional
6 5 (9.26%) CLAS
6 5 (9.26%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (9.26%) SC Cleared
6 5 (9.26%) Security Cleared
7 4 (7.41%) CCNA
8 3 (5.56%) CCSA
9 2 (3.70%) CCDP
9 2 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (1.85%) CEH
10 1 (1.85%) Check Point Certification
10 1 (1.85%) DBS Check
10 1 (1.85%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (5.56%) PCI DSS
3 2 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 5 (9.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (5.56%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.70%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 10 (18.52%) SmoothWall
2 2 (3.70%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 41 (75.93%) Cisco
2 19 (35.19%) Juniper
3 11 (20.37%) VMware
4 9 (16.67%) Clearswift
4 9 (16.67%) F5
5 6 (11.11%) Kaspersky
5 6 (11.11%) Palo Alto
6 4 (7.41%) Citrix
6 4 (7.41%) IBM
6 4 (7.41%) Microsoft
7 3 (5.56%) Fortinet
7 3 (5.56%) Oracle
7 3 (5.56%) SolarWinds
7 3 (5.56%) Splunk
8 2 (3.70%) EMC
8 2 (3.70%) Intel Security
8 2 (3.70%) NETGEAR
8 2 (3.70%) Nokia
9 1 (1.85%) IronPort
9 1 (1.85%) Sophos
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