The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 28 April 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
North West / Manchester
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 82 53
Rank change year-on-year +1 -29  
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 9 21 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.64% 1.16% 2.67%
As % of the Vendors category 1.53% 2.88% 6.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 28
Median daily rate £500 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +48.14% +3.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £260 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £378 £358
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year +6.66% +4.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £57.00 £35.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +60.56% -11.25%  

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 Manchester.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 588 729 698
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 41.88% 40.12% 42.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 346 387 330
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £218 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £506
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 16 31
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.33% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.60 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.40 £190.00 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +8.33%  

CheckPoint
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 Manchester

CheckPoint
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CheckPoint in Manchester

CheckPoint
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CheckPoint in Manchester over the 3 months to 28 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CheckPoint in Manchester

CheckPoint
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CheckPoint in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 Manchester region with a requirement for CheckPoint.

1 14 (93.33%) Cisco
2 12 (80.00%) WAN
3 11 (73.33%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (66.67%) Firewall
5 9 (60.00%) LAN
6 7 (46.67%) Juniper
6 7 (46.67%) VMware
6 7 (46.67%) Hyper-V
6 7 (46.67%) Palo Alto
7 6 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (40.00%) Wireless
8 5 (33.33%) CCIE
8 5 (33.33%) CCNP
8 5 (33.33%) CCNA
9 4 (26.67%) CCDP
9 4 (26.67%) Citrix
9 4 (26.67%) MPLS
9 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (26.67%) vSphere
9 4 (26.67%) High Availability
9 4 (26.67%) Data Centre
10 3 (20.00%) Windows Server
10 3 (20.00%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (20.00%) Aruba
10 3 (20.00%) F5
10 3 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
10 3 (20.00%) NX-OS
10 3 (20.00%) PCI DSS
10 3 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
10 3 (20.00%) Network Design

CheckPoint
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 12 (80.00%) WAN
2 10 (66.67%) Firewall
3 9 (60.00%) LAN
4 6 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (40.00%) Wireless
5 4 (26.67%) MPLS
6 3 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (20.00%) NX-OS
6 3 (20.00%) VPLS
7 2 (13.33%) Network Security
7 2 (13.33%) VPN
8 1 (6.67%) BIG-IP
8 1 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (6.67%) Cisco Wireless
8 1 (6.67%) DMZ
8 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
8 1 (6.67%) Wireless Security
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Network Engineer
2 6 (40.00%) Analyst
2 6 (40.00%) Network Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Architect
3 3 (20.00%) Network Architect
3 3 (20.00%) Network Specialist
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco Design Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Network Security Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Security Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco Network Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Designer
5 1 (6.67%) ERP Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Designer
5 1 (6.67%) Network Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) SAP Manager
5 1 (6.67%) SAP Release Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (26.67%) Data Centre
2 3 (20.00%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Linux
1 3 (20.00%) Unix
1 3 (20.00%) Windows
1 3 (20.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) High Availability
2 3 (20.00%) Network Design
2 3 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (13.33%) Server Hardening
3 2 (13.33%) SIEM
4 1 (6.67%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (6.67%) ERP
4 1 (6.67%) Release Management
4 1 (6.67%) Security Auditing
4 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 11 (73.33%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (33.33%) CCIE
2 5 (33.33%) CCNA
2 5 (33.33%) CCNP
3 4 (26.67%) CCDP
4 1 (6.67%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (46.67%) Hyper-V
2 4 (26.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 14 (93.33%) Cisco
2 7 (46.67%) Juniper
2 7 (46.67%) Palo Alto
2 7 (46.67%) VMware
3 4 (26.67%) Citrix
4 3 (20.00%) Aruba
4 3 (20.00%) F5
5 2 (13.33%) Splunk
6 1 (6.67%) Blue Coat
6 1 (6.67%) Forcepoint
6 1 (6.67%) Riverbed
6 1 (6.67%) SAP