The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the North West region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CheckPoint
Rank 121 114 109
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -5
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 11 13 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.37% 0.51% 0.82%
As % of the Vendors category 0.87% 1.10% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 7
Average daily rate
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£208 £263 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.95% -19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £225 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £343 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £23.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £17.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+114.28% -38.59%
Vendors Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1268 1179 1587
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 42.98% 46.27% 50.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 649 507 717
Average daily rate £325 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 89 103
Average hourly rate £15.50 £21.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.19% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.80 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.47 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.04 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-8.08% -4.80%
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England

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 11 July 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 11 July 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
Manchester +7 8 £190 -24.00%
Cheshire -1 1 £300 -12.40% 1
Merseyside - - - - 2
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England

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 16 (61.54%) Firewall
2 14 (53.85%) Windows
3 12 (46.15%) ITIL
4 9 (34.62%) UNIX
4 9 (34.62%) Cisco
5 7 (26.92%) Active Directory
5 7 (26.92%) McAfee
5 7 (26.92%) SSL
5 7 (26.92%) VMware
5 7 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (23.08%) Windows 7
6 6 (23.08%) SurfControl
6 6 (23.08%) Service Management
6 6 (23.08%) Project Management
6 6 (23.08%) Avaya
7 5 (19.23%) Nortel
7 5 (19.23%) Citrix
7 5 (19.23%) Kaspersky
8 4 (15.38%) Office 365
8 4 (15.38%) Supplier Management
8 4 (15.38%) Network Security
8 4 (15.38%) Information Security
8 4 (15.38%) Finance
8 4 (15.38%) Symantec
8 4 (15.38%) Clearswift
8 4 (15.38%) Lotus
8 4 (15.38%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (15.38%) Ingres
8 4 (15.38%) PRINCE2
8 4 (15.38%) SQL

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 4 (15.38%) IBM Notes
2 1 (3.85%) Apache
2 1 (3.85%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (15.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (61.54%) Firewall
2 7 (26.92%) SSL
3 4 (15.38%) Network Security
4 3 (11.54%) VPN
5 2 (7.69%) Wireless
5 2 (7.69%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (7.69%) OSPF
5 2 (7.69%) BGP
6 1 (3.85%) EIGRP
6 1 (3.85%) IGRP
6 1 (3.85%) LAN
6 1 (3.85%) WAN
6 1 (3.85%) SMTP
6 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
6 1 (3.85%) VLAN
6 1 (3.85%) IPsec
6 1 (3.85%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (3.85%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (3.85%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (3.85%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Metasploit
General
1 4 (15.38%) Finance
2 3 (11.54%) Back Office
3 1 (3.85%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5 (19.23%) Analyst
1 5 (19.23%) Security Analyst
2 4 (15.38%) Network Engineer
2 4 (15.38%) Technical Manager
2 4 (15.38%) Security Specialist
3 3 (11.54%) Technical Operations Manager
3 3 (11.54%) Operations Manager
3 3 (11.54%) Network Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) Desktop Support
4 2 (7.69%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Support Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (7.69%) Release Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Technical Specialist
4 2 (7.69%) IT Security Specialist
4 2 (7.69%) Network Security Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Security Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Information Security Specialist
5 1 (3.85%) Information Specialist
5 1 (3.85%) Project Officer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Open Source
2 2 (7.69%) PKI
3 1 (3.85%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 14 (53.85%) Windows
2 9 (34.62%) UNIX
3 6 (23.08%) Windows 7
4 4 (15.38%) Linux
5 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (46.15%) ITIL
2 6 (23.08%) Project Management
2 6 (23.08%) Service Management
3 4 (15.38%) PRINCE2
3 4 (15.38%) Information Security
3 4 (15.38%) Supplier Management
4 3 (11.54%) Incident Management
4 3 (11.54%) Penetration Testing
4 3 (11.54%) Security Testing
5 2 (7.69%) SIEM
5 2 (7.69%) Release Management
5 2 (7.69%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 2 (7.69%) Identity Management
5 2 (7.69%) Risk Management
5 2 (7.69%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.85%) Change Management
6 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.85%) CRM
6 1 (3.85%) Load Balancing
6 1 (3.85%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 4 (15.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) CISSP
1 3 (11.54%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (7.69%) CEH
2 2 (7.69%) CCNP
3 1 (3.85%) CCNA
3 1 (3.85%) JNCIS
3 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) QA
2 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (26.92%) Active Directory
1 7 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.85%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (11.54%) CORE IMPACT
3 1 (3.85%) FortiGate
3 1 (3.85%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 9 (34.62%) Cisco
2 7 (26.92%) McAfee
2 7 (26.92%) VMware
3 6 (23.08%) Avaya
3 6 (23.08%) SurfControl
4 5 (19.23%) Kaspersky
4 5 (19.23%) Nortel
4 5 (19.23%) Citrix
5 4 (15.38%) Lotus
5 4 (15.38%) Symantec
5 4 (15.38%) Oracle
5 4 (15.38%) Clearswift
6 3 (11.54%) Sophos
6 3 (11.54%) Sourcefire
6 3 (11.54%) Juniper
6 3 (11.54%) F5
6 3 (11.54%) IronPort
7 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
7 2 (7.69%) Websense
8 1 (3.85%) Fortinet