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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
CheckPoint
Rank 133 146 120
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -26
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 27 28 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.77% 0.63% 0.59%
As % of the Vendors category 1.67% 1.54% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 22 7
Median daily rate £363 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £303 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £425 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Median hourly rate £20.73 - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £39.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-14.55% -1.25%
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
1613 1814 1519
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 45.72% 40.52% 47.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 949 1045 819
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £231 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 92 106
Median hourly rate £20.73 £16.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.63% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.02 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.00

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 -11 23 £375 +7.14% 6
Cheshire +4 2 £350 -17.64%
Lancashire +22 1 £513 -24.07%
Merseyside - 1 £293 -
CheckPoint
England

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 56 (82.35%) Firewall
2 53 (77.94%) Cisco
3 30 (44.12%) Cisco ASA
4 25 (36.76%) Network Security
4 25 (36.76%) Clearswift
5 21 (30.88%) WAN
6 20 (29.41%) Data Centre
7 19 (27.94%) Windows
7 19 (27.94%) CCNP
7 19 (27.94%) Cisco Certification
8 17 (25.00%) Windows Server
9 16 (23.53%) F5
9 16 (23.53%) SSL
9 16 (23.53%) VMware
9 16 (23.53%) PKI
10 15 (22.06%) ITIL
10 15 (22.06%) Kalman Filter
10 15 (22.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 14 (20.59%) SmoothWall
12 13 (19.12%) Microsoft
12 13 (19.12%) LAN
12 13 (19.12%) VoIP
13 12 (17.65%) Active Directory
13 12 (17.65%) Citrix
13 12 (17.65%) ITIL Certification
14 11 (16.18%) CISSP
14 11 (16.18%) MS Exchange
14 11 (16.18%) SQL
14 11 (16.18%) VMware ESX
14 11 (16.18%) QA

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 11 (16.18%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (1.47%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.47%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (5.88%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.47%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.41%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.47%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 56 (82.35%) Firewall
2 30 (44.12%) Cisco ASA
3 25 (36.76%) Network Security
4 21 (30.88%) WAN
5 16 (23.53%) SSL
6 13 (19.12%) LAN
6 13 (19.12%) VoIP
7 7 (10.29%) BGP
7 7 (10.29%) MPLS
7 7 (10.29%) OSPF
8 6 (8.82%) TCP/IP
9 5 (7.35%) BIG-IP
9 5 (7.35%) EIGRP
9 5 (7.35%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 5 (7.35%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 5 (7.35%) NetScreen
10 4 (5.88%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (5.88%) VPN
11 3 (4.41%) DNS
12 2 (2.94%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (14.71%) Finance
2 2 (2.94%) Banking
2 2 (2.94%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.94%) Retail
3 1 (1.47%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (22.06%) Network Engineer
2 13 (19.12%) Network Security Manager
2 13 (19.12%) Security Manager
3 10 (14.71%) Cisco Engineer
3 10 (14.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (13.24%) Architect
5 7 (10.29%) Network Manager
6 6 (8.82%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 6 (8.82%) Consultant
6 6 (8.82%) ICT Assistant
6 6 (8.82%) ICT Manager
7 5 (7.35%) Firewall Consultant
7 5 (7.35%) Firewall Engineer
7 5 (7.35%) Security Engineer
8 4 (5.88%) Check Point Consultant
8 4 (5.88%) Network Consultant
8 4 (5.88%) Network Security Consultant
8 4 (5.88%) Network Security Engineer
8 4 (5.88%) Security Architect
8 4 (5.88%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.41%) Web Services
2 1 (1.47%) .NET
2 1 (1.47%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 20 (29.41%) Data Centre
2 16 (23.53%) PKI
3 4 (5.88%) EFT
4 2 (2.94%) Life Science
4 2 (2.94%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.47%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 19 (27.94%) Windows
2 17 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (7.35%) Linux
4 3 (4.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.94%) Unix
6 1 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (22.06%) ITIL
1 15 (22.06%) Kalman Filter
2 10 (14.71%) Change Control
2 10 (14.71%) SIEM
3 9 (13.24%) ITIL V3
3 9 (13.24%) Migration
4 8 (11.76%) Application Rationalisation
4 8 (11.76%) Email Filtering
4 8 (11.76%) Service Delivery
5 7 (10.29%) Penetration Testing
5 7 (10.29%) Threat Management
5 7 (10.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 7 (10.29%) Web Filtering
6 5 (7.35%) Load Balancing
7 3 (4.41%) Deep Packet Inspection
7 3 (4.41%) Network Design
7 3 (4.41%) Threat Analysis
8 2 (2.94%) Identity Access Management
8 2 (2.94%) Security Architecture
8 2 (2.94%) Server Hardening
Programming Languages
1 11 (16.18%) SQL
2 1 (1.47%) C#
2 1 (1.47%) Java
2 1 (1.47%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.47%) PHP
2 1 (1.47%) VBA
Qualifications
1 19 (27.94%) CCNP
1 19 (27.94%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (17.65%) ITIL Certification
3 11 (16.18%) CISSP
4 9 (13.24%) CISM
5 7 (10.29%) CCENT
5 7 (10.29%) CISMP
5 7 (10.29%) Security Cleared
6 6 (8.82%) CESG Certified Professional
6 6 (8.82%) CLAS
7 5 (7.35%) CCIE
7 5 (7.35%) SC Cleared
8 3 (4.41%) CCNA
8 3 (4.41%) DBS Check
9 2 (2.94%) CCDP
10 1 (1.47%) CCSA
10 1 (1.47%) CCSE
10 1 (1.47%) Degree
10 1 (1.47%) JNCIA
10 1 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (22.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (16.18%) QA
3 6 (8.82%) PCI DSS
4 3 (4.41%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 12 (17.65%) Active Directory
2 11 (16.18%) VMware ESX
3 5 (7.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.94%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.47%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 14 (20.59%) SmoothWall
2 10 (14.71%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.47%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.47%) Nagios
3 1 (1.47%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 53 (77.94%) Cisco
2 25 (36.76%) Clearswift
3 16 (23.53%) F5
3 16 (23.53%) VMware
4 13 (19.12%) Microsoft
5 12 (17.65%) Citrix
6 10 (14.71%) EMC
6 10 (14.71%) Intel Security
7 9 (13.24%) Juniper
8 7 (10.29%) Kaspersky
8 7 (10.29%) Palo Alto
9 6 (8.82%) Avaya
9 6 (8.82%) Fortinet
10 5 (7.35%) Splunk
11 4 (5.88%) IronPort
12 3 (4.41%) Sophos
13 2 (2.94%) Nokia
13 2 (2.94%) Oracle
14 1 (1.47%) IBM
14 1 (1.47%) Nortel