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 18 December 2014 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CheckPoint
Rank 102 99 111
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +12
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 36 30 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.11% 1.06% 0.76%
As % of the Vendors category 2.37% 2.38% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 16 11
Average daily rate
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£350 £423 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.15% +69.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £306 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.02% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £21.50 £27.50 £125.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.81% -78.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.53 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+55.33% -43.66%
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
1516 1258 1411
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 46.63% 44.33% 46.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 809 617 653
Average daily rate £350 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £493 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 98 112
Average hourly rate £15.20 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.44% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £36.07 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 18 December 2014.

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 18 December 2014. 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
Cheshire +6 16 £330 -22.35% 2
Manchester -9 13 £360 +2.85% 1
Lancashire -21 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 £413 -
CheckPoint
England

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 50 (90.91%) Cisco
2 45 (81.82%) Firewall
3 26 (47.27%) Juniper
4 25 (45.45%) WAN
5 22 (40.00%) LAN
6 21 (38.18%) F5
7 16 (29.09%) Fortinet
8 14 (25.45%) Cisco ASA
8 14 (25.45%) MPLS
9 13 (23.64%) OSPF
9 13 (23.64%) EIGRP
9 13 (23.64%) Windows
10 12 (21.82%) Wireless
10 12 (21.82%) BGP
10 12 (21.82%) SAN
11 11 (20.00%) Blue Coat
11 11 (20.00%) Finance
11 11 (20.00%) Migration
12 10 (18.18%) VMware
12 10 (18.18%) VPLS
12 10 (18.18%) Internet
12 10 (18.18%) Nortel
12 10 (18.18%) HP
13 9 (16.36%) Active Directory
13 9 (16.36%) UNIX
13 9 (16.36%) SolarWinds
13 9 (16.36%) Fibre Channel
14 8 (14.55%) Cisco Prime
14 8 (14.55%) TCP/IP
14 8 (14.55%) CISSP

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 3 (5.45%) MS Exchange
1 3 (5.45%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (3.64%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.82%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.82%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 45 (81.82%) Firewall
2 25 (45.45%) WAN
3 22 (40.00%) LAN
4 14 (25.45%) Cisco ASA
4 14 (25.45%) MPLS
5 13 (23.64%) OSPF
5 13 (23.64%) EIGRP
6 12 (21.82%) Wireless
6 12 (21.82%) BGP
6 12 (21.82%) SAN
7 10 (18.18%) VPLS
7 10 (18.18%) Internet
8 9 (16.36%) Fibre Channel
9 8 (14.55%) TCP/IP
9 8 (14.55%) DMZ
10 7 (12.73%) TACACS
10 7 (12.73%) NAS
11 5 (9.09%) VPN
11 5 (9.09%) Network Security
12 4 (7.27%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.91%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 11 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (3.64%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.82%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.82%) Banking
3 1 (1.82%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (23.64%) Network Engineer
1 13 (23.64%) Firewall Engineer
2 9 (16.36%) Technical Project Leader
2 9 (16.36%) Project Leader
3 7 (12.73%) Project Manager
4 6 (10.91%) Architect
5 5 (9.09%) Security Engineer
6 4 (7.27%) Technical Architect
7 3 (5.45%) Network Security Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (5.45%) Network Specialist
8 2 (3.64%) Cisco Network Specialist
8 2 (3.64%) Cisco Specialist
8 2 (3.64%) Support Engineer
9 1 (1.82%) Junior
9 1 (1.82%) Analyst
9 1 (1.82%) Network Consultant
9 1 (1.82%) Consultant
9 1 (1.82%) Technical Project Manager
9 1 (1.82%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.45%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.64%) Life Science
2 2 (3.64%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.82%) Replication
3 1 (1.82%) PKI
3 1 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (23.64%) Windows
2 9 (16.36%) UNIX
3 7 (12.73%) Solaris
4 5 (9.09%) Linux
5 4 (7.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (3.64%) AIX
6 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (20.00%) Migration
2 6 (10.91%) Project Management
3 5 (9.09%) PRINCE2
3 5 (9.09%) Information Security
3 5 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (7.27%) Business Development
4 4 (7.27%) Load Balancing
5 2 (3.64%) SIEM
5 2 (3.64%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (3.64%) ITSM
5 2 (3.64%) Service Management
5 2 (3.64%) ITIL
6 1 (1.82%) ERP
6 1 (1.82%) Quality Management
6 1 (1.82%) Change Management
6 1 (1.82%) Identity Management
6 1 (1.82%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (1.82%) Asset Management
6 1 (1.82%) Zachman Framework
6 1 (1.82%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.64%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (14.55%) CISSP
1 8 (14.55%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (12.73%) CCNP
3 5 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 5 (9.09%) GCIA
3 5 (9.09%) GCIH
3 5 (9.09%) CEH
4 4 (7.27%) CCSE
4 4 (7.27%) Degree
4 4 (7.27%) PMP
4 4 (7.27%) PMI Certification
5 3 (5.45%) CCNA
6 2 (3.64%) JNCIS
6 2 (3.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (3.64%) CCSA
6 2 (3.64%) MCSE
6 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.82%) Check Point Certification
7 1 (1.82%) JNCIA
7 1 (1.82%) HP ASE
System Software
1 9 (16.36%) Active Directory
2 5 (9.09%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.82%) ProxySG
3 1 (1.82%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (14.55%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (5.45%) OpenView
2 3 (5.45%) FortiGate
2 3 (5.45%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (5.45%) SCCM
3 2 (3.64%) SAP Afaria
3 2 (3.64%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (1.82%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.82%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (1.82%) CiscoWorks
4 1 (1.82%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 50 (90.91%) Cisco
2 26 (47.27%) Juniper
3 21 (38.18%) F5
4 16 (29.09%) Fortinet
5 11 (20.00%) Blue Coat
6 10 (18.18%) VMware
6 10 (18.18%) Nortel
6 10 (18.18%) HP
7 9 (16.36%) SolarWinds
8 7 (12.73%) Nokia
8 7 (12.73%) Microsoft
9 6 (10.91%) Oracle
10 4 (7.27%) TippingPoint
10 4 (7.27%) ArcSight
10 4 (7.27%) Cyber-Ark
10 4 (7.27%) Brocade
10 4 (7.27%) EMC
10 4 (7.27%) Websense
10 4 (7.27%) McAfee
11 3 (5.45%) IBM
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