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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CheckPoint
Rank 119 107 131
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +24
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 20 29 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.63% 0.97% 0.32%
As % of the Vendors category 1.36% 2.16% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 17 3
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£300 £325 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +0.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £255 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £575 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 £17.25 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+89.85% -44.35%
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
1466 1342 1626
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 46.17% 45.09% 47.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 783 595 753
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £225 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 104 129
Average hourly rate £18.50 £22.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.77% +32.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +1.33%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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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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 -4 12 £375 +25.00% 3
Cheshire +4 5 £295 -48.69%
Cumbria - - - -
Merseyside - - - - 2
CheckPoint
England

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 25 (80.65%) Firewall
2 18 (58.06%) Cisco
3 12 (38.71%) Juniper
4 11 (35.48%) Windows
4 11 (35.48%) Fortinet
4 11 (35.48%) F5
5 10 (32.26%) Finance
6 9 (29.03%) LAN
6 9 (29.03%) WAN
7 8 (25.81%) Active Directory
7 8 (25.81%) CISSP
7 8 (25.81%) VMware
8 7 (22.58%) ITIL
9 6 (19.35%) TCP/IP
10 5 (16.13%) Websense
10 5 (16.13%) SAN
10 5 (16.13%) VPN
10 5 (16.13%) HP
10 5 (16.13%) Solaris
10 5 (16.13%) Blue Coat
10 5 (16.13%) CEH
11 4 (12.90%) Wireless
11 4 (12.90%) UNIX
11 4 (12.90%) EMC
11 4 (12.90%) SSL
11 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
11 4 (12.90%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (12.90%) MPLS
11 4 (12.90%) Service Management
11 4 (12.90%) SIEM

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 2 (6.45%) SharePoint
1 2 (6.45%) MS Exchange
1 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.23%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 25 (80.65%) Firewall
2 9 (29.03%) LAN
2 9 (29.03%) WAN
3 6 (19.35%) TCP/IP
4 5 (16.13%) VPN
4 5 (16.13%) SAN
5 4 (12.90%) MPLS
5 4 (12.90%) Wireless
5 4 (12.90%) SSL
6 3 (9.68%) BGP
6 3 (9.68%) TACACS
6 3 (9.68%) VLAN
6 3 (9.68%) Network Security
6 3 (9.68%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (9.68%) NAS
7 2 (6.45%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (6.45%) Structured Cabling
7 2 (6.45%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (6.45%) EIGRP
7 2 (6.45%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Metasploit
General
1 10 (32.26%) Finance
2 3 (9.68%) Back Office
3 1 (3.23%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.23%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (29.03%) Firewall Engineer
2 6 (19.35%) Network Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (9.68%) Support Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Desktop Support
4 3 (9.68%) Security Specialist
5 2 (6.45%) Release Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Technical Specialist
5 2 (6.45%) Architect
5 2 (6.45%) IT Security Specialist
5 2 (6.45%) Cisco Specialist
5 2 (6.45%) Network Specialist
5 2 (6.45%) Cisco Network Specialist
6 1 (3.23%) Information Specialist
6 1 (3.23%) Project Officer
6 1 (3.23%) IP Network Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Information Security Specialist
6 1 (3.23%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) IP Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Management Information System
1 3 (9.68%) PKI
1 3 (9.68%) Open Source
2 2 (6.45%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.23%) NHS
3 1 (3.23%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 11 (35.48%) Windows
2 5 (16.13%) Solaris
3 4 (12.90%) UNIX
4 3 (9.68%) Windows 7
4 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (9.68%) Linux
5 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (6.45%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (22.58%) ITIL
2 4 (12.90%) Service Management
2 4 (12.90%) SIEM
3 3 (9.68%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (9.68%) Security Testing
3 3 (9.68%) Information Security
3 3 (9.68%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (9.68%) Incident Management
3 3 (9.68%) Load Balancing
4 2 (6.45%) Release Management
4 2 (6.45%) Service Delivery
4 2 (6.45%) ITSM
4 2 (6.45%) Identity Management
4 2 (6.45%) Risk Management
4 2 (6.45%) Migration
4 2 (6.45%) Project Management
4 2 (6.45%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 1 (3.23%) QMS
5 1 (3.23%) Network Management
5 1 (3.23%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (25.81%) CISSP
2 5 (16.13%) CEH
3 4 (12.90%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (9.68%) GCIA
4 3 (9.68%) GCIH
4 3 (9.68%) CCNA
5 2 (6.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (6.45%) MCSE
5 2 (6.45%) CCNP
5 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (3.23%) Check Point Certification
6 1 (3.23%) CCSA
6 1 (3.23%) CCSE
6 1 (3.23%) JNCIA
6 1 (3.23%) JNCIS
6 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
6 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) QA
System Software
1 8 (25.81%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.45%) VMware ESX
4 1 (3.23%) ProxySG
4 1 (3.23%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) OpenView
1 3 (9.68%) CORE IMPACT
1 3 (9.68%) Cisco CUCM
1 3 (9.68%) FortiGate
2 2 (6.45%) SAP Afaria
2 2 (6.45%) EMC NetWorker
2 2 (6.45%) SCCM
3 1 (3.23%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (3.23%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 18 (58.06%) Cisco
2 12 (38.71%) Juniper
3 11 (35.48%) Fortinet
3 11 (35.48%) F5
4 8 (25.81%) VMware
5 5 (16.13%) Blue Coat
5 5 (16.13%) Websense
5 5 (16.13%) HP
6 4 (12.90%) EMC
6 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
7 3 (9.68%) Nokia
7 3 (9.68%) Sourcefire
7 3 (9.68%) McAfee
7 3 (9.68%) Sophos
7 3 (9.68%) IronPort
8 2 (6.45%) Axway
8 2 (6.45%) MobileIron
8 2 (6.45%) Oracle
8 2 (6.45%) Avaya
8 2 (6.45%) StorageTek
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