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 4 March 2015 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CheckPoint
Rank 93 116 103
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -13
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 56 17 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.62% 0.62% 0.67%
As % of the Vendors category 3.54% 1.42% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 8 7
Average daily rate
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£399 £306 £125
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.20% +145.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £289 £121
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £333 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £345 £315
% change year-on-year
+12.31% +9.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £21.50 - £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £41.44 £47.50
% change year-on-year
+8.59% -12.76%
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
1584 1200 1072
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 45.95% 43.60% 44.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 772 555 488
Average daily rate £375 £325 £336
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -3.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £190 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 81 92
Average hourly rate £22.50 £26.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.09% +44.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £45.20 £35.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.95
% change year-on-year
- -7.65%

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 4 March 2015.

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 4 March 2015. 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
Manchester -4 27 £318 +5.83% 8
Lancashire - 15 £433 - 1
Cheshire - 5 £500 - 6
CheckPoint
England

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 78 (85.71%) Cisco
2 62 (68.13%) Firewall
3 44 (48.35%) Windows
4 30 (32.97%) WAN
4 30 (32.97%) Migration
5 29 (31.87%) VMware
6 28 (30.77%) Juniper
6 28 (30.77%) Cisco ASA
7 24 (26.37%) Microsoft
8 22 (24.18%) OSPF
8 22 (24.18%) VMware Infrastructure
9 21 (23.08%) MPLS
10 20 (21.98%) Finance
10 20 (21.98%) Citrix
10 20 (21.98%) IIS
10 20 (21.98%) SolarWinds
11 19 (20.88%) F5
11 19 (20.88%) LAN
11 19 (20.88%) Wireless
11 19 (20.88%) Information Security
11 19 (20.88%) BGP
11 19 (20.88%) EIGRP
12 18 (19.78%) UNIX
12 18 (19.78%) Linux
12 18 (19.78%) SAN
12 18 (19.78%) Nortel
12 18 (19.78%) Fibre Channel
12 18 (19.78%) VPLS
13 17 (18.68%) Internet
14 16 (17.58%) DMZ

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 20 (21.98%) IIS
2 11 (12.09%) Apache
3 7 (7.69%) IBM Notes
4 2 (2.20%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (1.10%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 62 (68.13%) Firewall
2 30 (32.97%) WAN
3 28 (30.77%) Cisco ASA
4 22 (24.18%) OSPF
5 21 (23.08%) MPLS
6 19 (20.88%) LAN
6 19 (20.88%) Wireless
6 19 (20.88%) BGP
6 19 (20.88%) EIGRP
7 18 (19.78%) SAN
7 18 (19.78%) Fibre Channel
7 18 (19.78%) VPLS
8 17 (18.68%) Internet
9 16 (17.58%) DMZ
10 15 (16.48%) Network Security
11 14 (15.38%) SSL
12 13 (14.29%) NAS
13 12 (13.19%) VPN
14 9 (9.89%) iSCSI
15 6 (6.59%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.79%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.10%) MySQL
General
1 20 (21.98%) Finance
2 5 (5.49%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.20%) Marketing
3 2 (2.20%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.10%) Electronics
4 1 (1.10%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (28.57%) Network Engineer
2 18 (19.78%) Security Engineer
3 16 (17.58%) Architect
4 14 (15.38%) Network Security Engineer
5 13 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 11 (12.09%) Technical Architect
6 11 (12.09%) Cloud Engineer
7 10 (10.99%) Project Manager
8 9 (9.89%) Project Leader
8 9 (9.89%) Technical Project Leader
9 7 (7.69%) Firewall Engineer
10 3 (3.30%) Network Support
10 3 (3.30%) Network Architect
11 2 (2.20%) Network Security Analyst
11 2 (2.20%) Security Analyst
11 2 (2.20%) Network Analyst
11 2 (2.20%) Support Engineer
11 2 (2.20%) Analyst
12 1 (1.10%) Network Consultant
12 1 (1.10%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.89%) Replication
1 9 (9.89%) Clustering
2 8 (8.79%) Celerra
3 5 (5.49%) Life Science
4 2 (2.20%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.20%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.10%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 44 (48.35%) Windows
2 18 (19.78%) UNIX
2 18 (19.78%) Linux
3 12 (13.19%) Solaris
4 11 (12.09%) VMS
5 2 (2.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (32.97%) Migration
2 19 (20.88%) Information Security
3 10 (10.99%) Business Continuity
4 9 (9.89%) Change Control
5 8 (8.79%) Configuration Management
5 8 (8.79%) Project Management
5 8 (8.79%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (8.79%) PRINCE2
6 6 (6.59%) Business Development
7 4 (4.40%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (3.30%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (3.30%) Programme Management
8 3 (3.30%) Network Design
9 2 (2.20%) Data Management
9 2 (2.20%) Computer Security
9 2 (2.20%) Product Management
9 2 (2.20%) Kalman Filter
9 2 (2.20%) Dependency Management
9 2 (2.20%) Risk Management
10 1 (1.10%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.10%) Python
1 1 (1.10%) Perl
1 1 (1.10%) SQL
1 1 (1.10%) Bash Shell
1 1 (1.10%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 16 (17.58%) Security Cleared
2 15 (16.48%) SC Cleared
3 10 (10.99%) VCP4
3 10 (10.99%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (8.79%) Degree
4 8 (8.79%) CISSP
5 7 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 6 (6.59%) PMP
6 6 (6.59%) PMI Certification
6 6 (6.59%) CCNP
7 5 (5.49%) CCNA
8 4 (4.40%) CCSE
8 4 (4.40%) CEH
8 4 (4.40%) GCIA
8 4 (4.40%) GCIH
9 3 (3.30%) ISACA
9 3 (3.30%) CISMP
10 1 (1.10%) CCIE
10 1 (1.10%) HNC
10 1 (1.10%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.20%) QA
2 1 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 22 (24.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (16.48%) Active Directory
3 13 (14.29%) vSphere
4 12 (13.19%) VMware ESX
5 9 (9.89%) Terminal Services
5 9 (9.89%) Hyper-V
6 8 (8.79%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 8 (8.79%) XenApp
7 4 (4.40%) ISA Server
8 1 (1.10%) NFS
8 1 (1.10%) Samba
8 1 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (8.79%) Cisco Prime
2 4 (4.40%) EMC NetWorker
2 4 (4.40%) MIMEsweeper
3 2 (2.20%) SCCM
3 2 (2.20%) Tivoli
3 2 (2.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (1.10%) MOM
4 1 (1.10%) Nagios
4 1 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.10%) Opsview
4 1 (1.10%) Puppet
4 1 (1.10%) SCOM
Vendors
1 78 (85.71%) Cisco
2 29 (31.87%) VMware
3 28 (30.77%) Juniper
4 24 (26.37%) Microsoft
5 20 (21.98%) Citrix
5 20 (21.98%) SolarWinds
6 19 (20.88%) F5
7 18 (19.78%) Nortel
8 12 (13.19%) Oracle
9 9 (9.89%) Blue Coat
10 8 (8.79%) EMC
11 7 (7.69%) Lotus
11 7 (7.69%) Clearswift
11 7 (7.69%) ArcSight
11 7 (7.69%) Fortinet
12 6 (6.59%) TippingPoint
12 6 (6.59%) Cyber-Ark
12 6 (6.59%) McAfee
12 6 (6.59%) Avaya
12 6 (6.59%) HP
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Rate: £350 - £550 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
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Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £270 - £280 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
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Circle Recruitment
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Altrincham
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £240 - £260 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Runcorn
Networx Recruitment
Rate: £Competitive Package plus Bonus
Posted: 8 days ago
Runcorn
Orgtel
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Posted: 15 days ago
North West England
Orgtel
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago