The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of CheckPoint products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CheckPoint over the 3 months to 1 March 2017 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
1 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
CheckPoint
England / South West
Rank 110 97 122
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +25
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 29 45 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.09% 1.52% 0.94%
As % of the Vendors category 2.70% 3.82% 2.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 40 22
Median daily rate £375 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £311 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £389 £500 £519
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £27.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £50.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the South West region.

Vendors Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1074 1179 1256
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 40.42% 39.80% 39.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 697 759 752
Median daily rate £375 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £475 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 72 57
Median hourly rate £40.00 £18.75 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+113.33% -10.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.00 £11.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £46.10 £45.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

CheckPoint
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing CheckPoint as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

CheckPoint Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

CheckPoint
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing CheckPoint across the South West region.

CheckPoint Daily Rate Trend in the South West

CheckPoint
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CheckPoint across the South West region over the 3 months to 1 March 2017.

CheckPoint Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

CheckPoint
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing CheckPoint across the South West region.

CheckPoint Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

CheckPoint
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 1 March 2017. 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 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
Bristol -3 18 £375 +7.14% 2
Wiltshire -3 6 £370 -4.51%
Somerset +7 3 £451 -
Gloucestershire +7 1 £390 +23.80%
CheckPoint
England

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 March 2017, 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 South West region with a requirement for CheckPoint.

1 42 (79.25%) Cisco
2 34 (64.15%) Firewall
3 24 (45.28%) F5
4 21 (39.62%) Cisco Nexus
5 20 (37.74%) Data Centre
6 17 (32.08%) SLA
6 17 (32.08%) Cisco ASA
7 16 (30.19%) VPN
8 13 (24.53%) Nokia
8 13 (24.53%) Windows
8 13 (24.53%) Security Cleared
8 13 (24.53%) SolarWinds
9 12 (22.64%) Unified Communications
9 12 (22.64%) Wi-Fi
10 11 (20.75%) Wireless
10 11 (20.75%) Finance
10 11 (20.75%) DNS
10 11 (20.75%) Microsoft
10 11 (20.75%) FWSM
10 11 (20.75%) Network Security
11 10 (18.87%) Active Directory
11 10 (18.87%) Citrix
12 9 (16.98%) CA
13 8 (15.09%) MPLS
13 8 (15.09%) Cisco Certification
13 8 (15.09%) VMware
13 8 (15.09%) Service Delivery
13 8 (15.09%) VMware Infrastructure
13 8 (15.09%) SC Cleared
13 8 (15.09%) Demand Management

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in the South 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 4 (7.55%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.89%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4 (7.55%) MS Office
2 3 (5.66%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.89%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.55%) Office 365
2 1 (1.89%) IaaS
2 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (64.15%) Firewall
2 21 (39.62%) Cisco Nexus
3 17 (32.08%) Cisco ASA
4 16 (30.19%) VPN
5 12 (22.64%) Unified Communications
5 12 (22.64%) Wi-Fi
6 11 (20.75%) DNS
6 11 (20.75%) FWSM
6 11 (20.75%) Network Security
6 11 (20.75%) Wireless
7 8 (15.09%) MPLS
8 7 (13.21%) IP Telephony
8 7 (13.21%) TCP/IP
9 6 (11.32%) Cisco IPT
9 6 (11.32%) LAN
9 6 (11.32%) WAN
10 5 (9.43%) NetScaler
10 5 (9.43%) SSL
11 4 (7.55%) Internet
11 4 (7.55%) Spanning Tree
General
1 11 (20.75%) Finance
2 2 (3.77%) Billing
2 2 (3.77%) Electronics
2 2 (3.77%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.77%) Marketing
2 2 (3.77%) Retail
2 2 (3.77%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (37.74%) Network Engineer
2 15 (28.30%) Analyst
3 10 (18.87%) Cisco Engineer
3 10 (18.87%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 8 (15.09%) Network Analyst
5 6 (11.32%) Firewall Engineer
5 6 (11.32%) Security Engineer
6 5 (9.43%) Cisco Analyst
6 5 (9.43%) Cisco Network Analyst
6 5 (9.43%) Project Manager
7 4 (7.55%) Check Point Analyst
7 4 (7.55%) Cisco Security Analyst
7 4 (7.55%) Firewall Analyst
7 4 (7.55%) Network Security Analyst
7 4 (7.55%) Security Analyst
7 4 (7.55%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (7.55%) Senior Network Analyst
8 3 (5.66%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 3 (5.66%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (5.66%) Information Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.77%) .NET
2 1 (1.89%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.89%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 20 (37.74%) Data Centre
2 7 (13.21%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 7 (13.21%) Management Information System
3 4 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.55%) Fat Client
3 4 (7.55%) Thin Client
4 2 (3.77%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (3.77%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.89%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 13 (24.53%) Windows
2 6 (11.32%) Linux
3 5 (9.43%) Windows Server
4 4 (7.55%) Windows 7
5 3 (5.66%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (3.77%) Unix
7 1 (1.89%) AIX
7 1 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.89%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (15.09%) Demand Management
1 8 (15.09%) Service Delivery
2 7 (13.21%) High Availability
2 7 (13.21%) ITIL
2 7 (13.21%) Migration
2 7 (13.21%) Project Management
3 6 (11.32%) Information Security
3 6 (11.32%) Load Balancing
3 6 (11.32%) Security Architecture
3 6 (11.32%) SIEM
4 5 (9.43%) Network Management
5 4 (7.55%) Data Encryption
5 4 (7.55%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (7.55%) Incident Management
5 4 (7.55%) Information Security Management
5 4 (7.55%) Network Segmentation
5 4 (7.55%) Penetration Testing
5 4 (7.55%) Security Management
6 3 (5.66%) Mentoring
6 3 (5.66%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.77%) Java
1 2 (3.77%) PowerShell
1 2 (3.77%) Python
2 1 (1.89%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (24.53%) Security Cleared
2 8 (15.09%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (15.09%) SC Cleared
3 5 (9.43%) DV Cleared
4 4 (7.55%) CCNP
4 4 (7.55%) SANS
5 3 (5.66%) CCNA
6 2 (3.77%) Degree
7 1 (1.89%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (32.08%) SLA
2 4 (7.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (18.87%) Active Directory
2 8 (15.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (9.43%) XenDesktop
4 4 (7.55%) BitLocker
4 4 (7.55%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (7.55%) VMware ESX
4 4 (7.55%) XenApp
5 3 (5.66%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (3.77%) Snort
7 1 (1.89%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.89%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (11.32%) Cisco Prime
2 4 (7.55%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (7.55%) SCCM
2 4 (7.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (3.77%) Nessus
3 2 (3.77%) QRadar
3 2 (3.77%) WSUS
4 1 (1.89%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 42 (79.25%) Cisco
2 24 (45.28%) F5
3 13 (24.53%) Nokia
3 13 (24.53%) SolarWinds
4 11 (20.75%) Microsoft
5 10 (18.87%) Citrix
6 9 (16.98%) CA
7 8 (15.09%) VMware
8 7 (13.21%) Intel Security
8 7 (13.21%) Juniper
9 6 (11.32%) IBM
10 5 (9.43%) Aruba
10 5 (9.43%) HP
10 5 (9.43%) IronPort
10 5 (9.43%) Symantec
11 4 (7.55%) AppSense
11 4 (7.55%) Dell
11 4 (7.55%) Wyse
12 3 (5.66%) Blue Coat
12 3 (5.66%) Fortinet