The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
CheckPoint
North West / Cheshire
Rank 47 78 63
Rank change year-on-year +31 -15  
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 3 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.57% 0.31% 0.84%
As % of the Vendors category 1.32% 0.68% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 6
Median daily rate £356 £600 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -40.62% +20.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
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 Cheshire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 227 441 406
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 43.07% 45.70% 48.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 238 220
Median daily rate £375 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% -5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £270 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 27 21
Median hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.88% -0.99%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £10.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £35.00 £45.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

CheckPoint
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire 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 Cheshire

CheckPoint
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CheckPoint in Cheshire

CheckPoint
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CheckPoint in Cheshire

CheckPoint
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CheckPoint within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 26 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
Crewe - 2 £325 -
Chester - 1 £388 -
CheckPoint
North West

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 26 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for CheckPoint.

1 9 (64.29%) Firewall
2 5 (35.71%) Cisco
3 4 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (28.57%) JIRA
3 4 (28.57%) Test Management
3 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (21.43%) Zephyr
4 3 (21.43%) Workday
4 3 (21.43%) Manual Testing
4 3 (21.43%) ITIL
4 3 (21.43%) LAN
5 2 (14.29%) WAN
5 2 (14.29%) VPN
5 2 (14.29%) DNS
5 2 (14.29%) Change Management
5 2 (14.29%) Wireless
5 2 (14.29%) Fortinet
5 2 (14.29%) Aruba
5 2 (14.29%) ITIL V3
5 2 (14.29%) Local Government
5 2 (14.29%) CCNA
5 2 (14.29%) DMVPN
6 1 (7.14%) Functional Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (7.14%) Technical Analysis
6 1 (7.14%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
6 1 (7.14%) Defect Tracking
6 1 (7.14%) Palo Alto
6 1 (7.14%) Kalman Filter

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (64.29%) Firewall
2 3 (21.43%) LAN
3 2 (14.29%) DMVPN
3 2 (14.29%) DNS
3 2 (14.29%) VPN
3 2 (14.29%) WAN
3 2 (14.29%) Wireless
4 1 (7.14%) BGP
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (7.14%) EIGRP
4 1 (7.14%) Internet
4 1 (7.14%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (7.14%) IPsec
4 1 (7.14%) Network Security
4 1 (7.14%) OSPF
4 1 (7.14%) SSH
4 1 (7.14%) SSL
4 1 (7.14%) VLAN
4 1 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) JIRA
2 3 (21.43%) Zephyr
General
1 2 (14.29%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Check Point Specialist
1 4 (28.57%) Firewall Specialist
1 4 (28.57%) Network Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Test Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Network Support
3 2 (14.29%) Network Support Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Workday Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Check Point Support
4 1 (7.14%) Firewall Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Firewall Support
4 1 (7.14%) HR Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Network Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Security Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Security Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Security Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Test Leader
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.14%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (7.14%) Learning Management System
2 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Test Management
2 3 (21.43%) ITIL
2 3 (21.43%) Manual Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Change Management
3 2 (14.29%) ITIL V3
4 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (7.14%) Defect Tracking
4 1 (7.14%) ERP
4 1 (7.14%) Functional Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Integration Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (7.14%) Load Balancing
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Project Management
4 1 (7.14%) Regression Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
4 1 (7.14%) Time Management
4 1 (7.14%) TOGAF
4 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (14.29%) CCNA
3 1 (7.14%) CCIE
3 1 (7.14%) CCNP
3 1 (7.14%) Degree
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Cisco
2 3 (21.43%) Workday
3 2 (14.29%) Aruba
3 2 (14.29%) Fortinet
4 1 (7.14%) F5
4 1 (7.14%) Juniper
4 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
4 1 (7.14%) Palo Alto
4 1 (7.14%) Saba