The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for knowledge and experience of CheckPoint products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited CheckPoint over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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.

CheckPoint
South Wales / Cardiff
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 61 36
Rank change year-on-year +26 -25  
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 4 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 1.19% 0.51% 0.40%
As % of the Vendors category 2.53% 1.24% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
Median daily rate £375 £388 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.22% -5.48%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +2.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -5.40% -12.94%  

CheckPoint is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Cardiff
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 158 161 127
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 47.02% 40.66% 50.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 94 91
Median daily rate £375 £325 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -11.86%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £140 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £460 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 3
Median hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £14.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.15% +34.51%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £13.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.70 £20.00 £27.78
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -14.47% +11.76%  

CheckPoint
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff citing CheckPoint as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for CheckPoint in Cardiff

CheckPoint
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing CheckPoint in Cardiff.

Contractor daily rate trend for CheckPoint in Cardiff

CheckPoint
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CheckPoint in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 29 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 Cardiff region with a requirement for CheckPoint.

1 8 (100.00%) Cisco
1 8 (100.00%) F5
2 7 (87.50%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (62.50%) SLA
3 5 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (62.50%) LAN
3 5 (62.50%) CCNP
3 5 (62.50%) CCIP
4 4 (50.00%) CCDP
4 4 (50.00%) WAN
4 4 (50.00%) Service Delivery
4 4 (50.00%) Firewall
4 4 (50.00%) Wireless
4 4 (50.00%) Load Balancing
5 2 (25.00%) Splunk
5 2 (25.00%) SIEM
5 2 (25.00%) Process Improvement
5 2 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 2 (25.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (25.00%) ScanSafe
5 2 (25.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
5 2 (25.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 2 (25.00%) Information Security
5 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
5 2 (25.00%) Nessus
5 2 (25.00%) Sourcefire
5 2 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 2 (25.00%) PKI

CheckPoint
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff 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:

Communications & Networking
1 7 (87.50%) Cisco ASA
2 5 (62.50%) LAN
3 4 (50.00%) Firewall
3 4 (50.00%) WAN
3 4 (50.00%) Wireless
4 2 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 2 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (25.00%) VPN
4 2 (25.00%) WLAN
5 1 (12.50%) Network Security
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Security Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) SOC Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Security Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) IT Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) IT Security Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Security Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) SIEM Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Splunk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (25.00%) PKI
2 1 (12.50%) Security Operations Centre
2 1 (12.50%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Load Balancing
1 4 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
2 2 (25.00%) Information Security
2 2 (25.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 2 (25.00%) Process Improvement
2 2 (25.00%) SIEM
2 2 (25.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
2 2 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (12.50%) Analytics
3 1 (12.50%) Dashboard Development
3 1 (12.50%) Security Operations
3 1 (12.50%) Vulnerability Scanning
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) CCIP
1 5 (62.50%) CCNP
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (50.00%) CCDP
3 1 (12.50%) CISSP
3 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (62.50%) SLA
2 2 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Nessus
1 2 (25.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 2 (25.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (12.50%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (12.50%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco
1 8 (100.00%) F5
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) ScanSafe
2 2 (25.00%) Sourcefire
2 2 (25.00%) Splunk
2 2 (25.00%) Symantec
3 1 (12.50%) Fortinet