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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CheckPoint
Rank 88 120 103
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -17
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 68 15 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.75% 0.48% 0.65%
As % of the Vendors category 3.84% 1.11% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 5 5
Average daily rate
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£325 £275 £125
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% +120.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £236 £119
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £315 £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £51.67 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £28.94 £19.63
% change year-on-year
+38.22% +47.45%
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
1773 1353 1111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 45.67% 43.60% 45.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 849 645 504
Average daily rate £400 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £190 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £465 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 110 88
Average hourly rate £17.50 £24.08 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.31% +26.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £11.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £45.00 £41.01
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +16 43 £325 +13.04% 10
Lancashire +13 8 £375 +78.57% 1
Cheshire - 7 £475 - 1
Merseyside - 5 £550 - 1
CheckPoint
England

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 100 (84.75%) Cisco
2 88 (74.58%) Firewall
3 48 (40.68%) Cisco ASA
4 42 (35.59%) VMware
4 42 (35.59%) SSL
4 42 (35.59%) Windows
5 38 (32.20%) Migration
6 36 (30.51%) WAN
7 34 (28.81%) Citrix
7 34 (28.81%) Juniper
8 33 (27.97%) Network Security
9 32 (27.12%) Clearswift
10 27 (22.88%) CISSP
10 27 (22.88%) Kalman Filter
11 26 (22.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 25 (21.19%) PKI
12 25 (21.19%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 25 (21.19%) Kaspersky
12 25 (21.19%) VMware Infrastructure
13 24 (20.34%) CISMP
14 23 (19.49%) Microsoft
15 21 (17.80%) Information Security
15 21 (17.80%) Finance
15 21 (17.80%) CISM
15 21 (17.80%) ITIL
16 20 (16.95%) IIS
16 20 (16.95%) SIEM
17 19 (16.10%) F5
17 19 (16.10%) Penetration Testing
17 19 (16.10%) ITIL Certification

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (16.95%) IIS
2 11 (9.32%) Apache
3 7 (5.93%) IBM Notes
4 4 (3.39%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (1.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) SAP FI
1 1 (0.85%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (0.85%) SAP CO
1 1 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 88 (74.58%) Firewall
2 48 (40.68%) Cisco ASA
3 42 (35.59%) SSL
4 36 (30.51%) WAN
5 33 (27.97%) Network Security
6 16 (13.56%) MPLS
6 16 (13.56%) OSPF
7 15 (12.71%) SAN
8 14 (11.86%) BGP
8 14 (11.86%) VPN
9 13 (11.02%) LAN
10 12 (10.17%) Wireless
11 10 (8.47%) VPLS
11 10 (8.47%) Fibre Channel
11 10 (8.47%) NAS
11 10 (8.47%) EIGRP
12 9 (7.63%) DMZ
12 9 (7.63%) Internet
12 9 (7.63%) iSCSI
13 6 (5.08%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.32%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.78%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.85%) MySQL
General
1 21 (17.80%) Finance
2 7 (5.93%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.24%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.69%) Marketing
4 2 (1.69%) Law
5 1 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.85%) Electronics
5 1 (0.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (22.03%) Network Engineer
2 25 (21.19%) Analyst
3 22 (18.64%) Security Analyst
4 20 (16.95%) Architect
4 20 (16.95%) Security Engineer
5 16 (13.56%) Technical Analyst
6 15 (12.71%) Network Security Engineer
7 14 (11.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 11 (9.32%) Project Manager
8 11 (9.32%) Technical Architect
8 11 (9.32%) Cloud Engineer
9 7 (5.93%) Network Architect
10 6 (5.08%) Technical Security Analyst
10 6 (5.08%) Firewall Engineer
11 4 (3.39%) Network Security Analyst
11 4 (3.39%) Network Support
11 4 (3.39%) Network Analyst
12 3 (2.54%) Support Engineer
12 3 (2.54%) Information Manager
12 3 (2.54%) Information Security Manager
Miscellaneous
1 25 (21.19%) PKI
2 9 (7.63%) Replication
2 9 (7.63%) Clustering
3 8 (6.78%) Celerra
4 6 (5.08%) Life Science
5 2 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.69%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.85%) NHS
6 1 (0.85%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 42 (35.59%) Windows
2 16 (13.56%) Linux
3 13 (11.02%) UNIX
4 11 (9.32%) VMS
5 10 (8.47%) Solaris
6 3 (2.54%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (32.20%) Migration
2 27 (22.88%) Kalman Filter
3 25 (21.19%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 21 (17.80%) Information Security
4 21 (17.80%) ITIL
5 20 (16.95%) SIEM
6 19 (16.10%) Penetration Testing
7 14 (11.86%) Service Delivery
8 10 (8.47%) Capacity Planning
8 10 (8.47%) PRINCE2
8 10 (8.47%) Configuration Management
8 10 (8.47%) Project Management
8 10 (8.47%) Business Continuity
9 9 (7.63%) Change Control
10 8 (6.78%) Business Development
10 8 (6.78%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (4.24%) Network Design
12 3 (2.54%) Stakeholder Management
12 3 (2.54%) Programme Management
13 2 (1.69%) Dependency Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.85%) Perl
1 1 (0.85%) SQL
1 1 (0.85%) Python
1 1 (0.85%) Ruby
1 1 (0.85%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 27 (22.88%) CISSP
2 24 (20.34%) CISMP
3 21 (17.80%) CISM
4 19 (16.10%) ITIL Certification
5 18 (15.25%) Security Cleared
6 16 (13.56%) SC Cleared
7 15 (12.71%) CCENT
8 10 (8.47%) Degree
9 9 (7.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 8 (6.78%) PMP
10 8 (6.78%) PMI Certification
11 6 (5.08%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (3.39%) CCNA
13 3 (2.54%) ISACA
14 2 (1.69%) GCIA
14 2 (1.69%) GCIH
14 2 (1.69%) CEH
14 2 (1.69%) CCSE
14 2 (1.69%) CCIE
15 1 (0.85%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (22.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (14.41%) QA
3 1 (0.85%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (21.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (11.02%) Active Directory
2 13 (11.02%) vSphere
3 12 (10.17%) VMware ESX
4 9 (7.63%) Terminal Services
4 9 (7.63%) Hyper-V
5 8 (6.78%) XenApp
5 8 (6.78%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 4 (3.39%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.85%) NFS
7 1 (0.85%) Samba
7 1 (0.85%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.85%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.85%) iptables
Systems Management
1 4 (3.39%) EMC NetWorker
1 4 (3.39%) MIMEsweeper
2 2 (1.69%) SCCM
2 2 (1.69%) Tivoli
2 2 (1.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.85%) MOM
3 1 (0.85%) Nagios
3 1 (0.85%) SCOM
3 1 (0.85%) Puppet
3 1 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.85%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (0.85%) Opsview
Vendors
1 100 (84.75%) Cisco
2 42 (35.59%) VMware
3 34 (28.81%) Citrix
3 34 (28.81%) Juniper
4 32 (27.12%) Clearswift
5 25 (21.19%) Kaspersky
6 23 (19.49%) Microsoft
7 19 (16.10%) F5
8 13 (11.02%) SolarWinds
9 11 (9.32%) Blue Coat
10 10 (8.47%) Nortel
11 9 (7.63%) Oracle
11 9 (7.63%) ArcSight
12 8 (6.78%) Cyber-Ark
12 8 (6.78%) TippingPoint
12 8 (6.78%) EMC
12 8 (6.78%) Nokia
12 8 (6.78%) McAfee
13 7 (5.93%) Lotus
14 6 (5.08%) HP
Lancashire
Volt
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
North West England
Orgtel
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Stockport, Greater Manchester, North West
Stockport Council
Rate: £30,178-£33,998
Posted: 16 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £325 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
Liverpool
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £50.00 - £53.33 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago