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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
CheckPoint
Rank 135 147 108
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -39
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 13 10 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.41% 0.24% 1.07%
As % of the Vendors category 0.87% 0.60% 2.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 18
Median daily rate £450 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.62% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £170 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.29% +4.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £21.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-29.48% +11.42%
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
1497 1665 1507
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 47.06% 40.08% 46.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 924 876 823
Median daily rate £403 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.92% +8.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £504 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 80 101
Median hourly rate £16.00 £19.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £47.33 £35.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +5.88%

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 8 December 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 8 December 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 -3 7 £450 +12.50% 8
Cheshire +18 5 £350 +105.88%
Lancashire - 1 £513 -
CheckPoint
England

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 34 (75.56%) Cisco
2 31 (68.89%) Firewall
3 16 (35.56%) Network Security
4 15 (33.33%) Clearswift
4 15 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
5 14 (31.11%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (28.89%) Data Centre
7 12 (26.67%) F5
7 12 (26.67%) ITIL
7 12 (26.67%) CCNP
8 10 (22.22%) QA
8 10 (22.22%) Change Control
9 9 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
9 9 (20.00%) Finance
9 9 (20.00%) VoIP
9 9 (20.00%) WAN
10 8 (17.78%) Windows
10 8 (17.78%) Microsoft
10 8 (17.78%) SSL
10 8 (17.78%) VMware
10 8 (17.78%) VMware ESX
10 8 (17.78%) PKI
10 8 (17.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 8 (17.78%) Windows Server
10 8 (17.78%) ITIL V3
11 7 (15.56%) McAfee ePO
11 7 (15.56%) Email Filtering
11 7 (15.56%) Web Filtering
11 7 (15.56%) SmoothWall
11 7 (15.56%) Service Delivery

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 7 (15.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (4.44%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 31 (68.89%) Firewall
2 16 (35.56%) Network Security
3 15 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (20.00%) VoIP
4 9 (20.00%) WAN
5 8 (17.78%) SSL
6 6 (13.33%) LAN
7 5 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 5 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 3 (6.67%) VPN
9 2 (4.44%) BGP
9 2 (4.44%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (4.44%) DHCP
9 2 (4.44%) MPLS
9 2 (4.44%) OSPF
9 2 (4.44%) TCP/IP
10 1 (2.22%) EIGRP
10 1 (2.22%) IPv4
10 1 (2.22%) IPv6
10 1 (2.22%) NetScreen
Development Applications
1 1 (2.22%) JIRA
General
1 9 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (4.44%) Local Government
3 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 7 (15.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (13.33%) Network Security Manager
3 6 (13.33%) Security Manager
4 5 (11.11%) Consultant
4 5 (11.11%) Network Security Engineer
4 5 (11.11%) Security Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) Architect
5 4 (8.89%) Network Consultant
5 4 (8.89%) Network Manager
5 4 (8.89%) Security Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) Check Point Consultant
6 3 (6.67%) Firewall Consultant
6 3 (6.67%) Firewall Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) ICT Manager
6 3 (6.67%) Network Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) Network Security Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) Network Security Consultant
6 3 (6.67%) Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 13 (28.89%) Data Centre
2 8 (17.78%) PKI
3 3 (6.67%) EFT
4 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.22%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.22%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.22%) Learning Management System
4 1 (2.22%) Life Science
4 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.78%) Windows
1 8 (17.78%) Windows Server
2 1 (2.22%) Linux
2 1 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (26.67%) ITIL
2 10 (22.22%) Change Control
3 9 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
4 8 (17.78%) ITIL V3
5 7 (15.56%) Email Filtering
5 7 (15.56%) Service Delivery
5 7 (15.56%) Web Filtering
6 6 (13.33%) SIEM
7 4 (8.89%) Application Rationalisation
7 4 (8.89%) Migration
7 4 (8.89%) Server Hardening
8 3 (6.67%) ERP
9 2 (4.44%) Change Management
10 1 (2.22%) Continuous Improvement
10 1 (2.22%) CRM
10 1 (2.22%) Defect Tracking
10 1 (2.22%) PRINCE2
10 1 (2.22%) Project Management
10 1 (2.22%) Regression Testing
10 1 (2.22%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (15.56%) SQL
2 1 (2.22%) Java
2 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.22%) PHP
Qualifications
1 14 (31.11%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (26.67%) CCNP
3 7 (15.56%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (11.11%) CCNA
4 5 (11.11%) Security Cleared
5 3 (6.67%) CISSP
5 3 (6.67%) SC Cleared
6 2 (4.44%) CISM
6 2 (4.44%) DBS Check
7 1 (2.22%) CCENT
7 1 (2.22%) CCSA
7 1 (2.22%) CCSE
7 1 (2.22%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (2.22%) CISMP
7 1 (2.22%) CLAS
7 1 (2.22%) Degree
7 1 (2.22%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (22.22%) QA
2 8 (17.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (11.11%) PCI DSS
4 3 (6.67%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (17.78%) VMware ESX
2 7 (15.56%) Active Directory
3 2 (4.44%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.22%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (2.22%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (15.56%) McAfee ePO
1 7 (15.56%) SmoothWall
2 1 (2.22%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.22%) Nagios
2 1 (2.22%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 34 (75.56%) Cisco
2 15 (33.33%) Clearswift
3 12 (26.67%) F5
4 8 (17.78%) Microsoft
4 8 (17.78%) VMware
5 7 (15.56%) Citrix
5 7 (15.56%) EMC
5 7 (15.56%) Intel Security
6 6 (13.33%) Avaya
7 5 (11.11%) Splunk
8 3 (6.67%) Fortinet
8 3 (6.67%) IronPort
8 3 (6.67%) Juniper
8 3 (6.67%) Palo Alto
9 1 (2.22%) CA
9 1 (2.22%) Ericsson
9 1 (2.22%) IBM
9 1 (2.22%) Infoblox
9 1 (2.22%) Kaspersky
9 1 (2.22%) SAP