Period
to 22 February 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 6 months to 22 February 2018 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
England > North West
6 months to
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 182 161 208
Rank change year-on-year -21 +47 -73
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 23 48 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.43% 0.81% 0.38%
As % of the Vendors category 1.02% 1.81% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 23 28
North West median daily rate £383 £450 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +38.46% -21.21%
10th Percentile £250 £325 £170
90th Percentile £588 £588 £600
England median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £48.75 £39.00
% change year-on-year - +25.00% +11.43%

CheckPoint is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in the North West.

All Vendors
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 2,257 2,656 3,333
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 41.91% 44.88% 40.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,411 1,611 1,816
North West median daily rate £418 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.38% - +9.59%
10th Percentile £225 £240 £220
90th Percentile £625 £575 £539
England median daily rate £450 £425 £401
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.12% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 111 192
North West median hourly rate £16.19 £18.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.29% -8.75% +25.00%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £44.00 £47.33
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - -2.78% +8.34%

CheckPoint
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing CheckPoint as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for CheckPoint in the North West

CheckPoint
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CheckPoint in the North West

CheckPoint
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CheckPoint in the North West over the 6 months to 22 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CheckPoint in the North West

CheckPoint
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CheckPoint 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CheckPoint within the North West region over the 6 months to 22 February 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -7 14 £350 -22.22% 9
Cheshire -10 8 £425 +6.25% 2
Cumbria -5 1 £450 +25.00%
CheckPoint
England

For the 6 months to 22 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing CheckPoint also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region with a requirement for CheckPoint.

1 19 (82.61%) Firewall
2 16 (69.57%) Cisco
3 13 (56.52%) Juniper
4 11 (47.83%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (39.13%) MPLS
5 9 (39.13%) WAN
5 9 (39.13%) F5
6 8 (34.78%) LAN
7 7 (30.43%) SC Cleared
7 7 (30.43%) Security Cleared
8 6 (26.09%) Network Security
8 6 (26.09%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (26.09%) CCNA
9 5 (21.74%) CCNP
9 5 (21.74%) ADSL
9 5 (21.74%) ISDN
9 5 (21.74%) Blue Coat
10 4 (17.39%) Network Design
10 4 (17.39%) Change Management
10 4 (17.39%) Windows
10 4 (17.39%) ITIL
10 4 (17.39%) CCIE
10 4 (17.39%) DHCP
10 4 (17.39%) TCP/IP
10 4 (17.39%) VPN
10 4 (17.39%) DNS
10 4 (17.39%) Junos
10 4 (17.39%) Palo Alto
11 3 (13.04%) Windows Server
11 3 (13.04%) Data Centre

CheckPoint
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North 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 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (8.70%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 19 (82.61%) Firewall
2 9 (39.13%) MPLS
2 9 (39.13%) WAN
3 8 (34.78%) LAN
4 6 (26.09%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (26.09%) Network Security
5 5 (21.74%) ADSL
5 5 (21.74%) ISDN
6 4 (17.39%) DHCP
6 4 (17.39%) DNS
6 4 (17.39%) Junos
6 4 (17.39%) TCP/IP
6 4 (17.39%) VPN
7 3 (13.04%) Internet
7 3 (13.04%) VLAN
8 2 (8.70%) BIG-IP
8 2 (8.70%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (8.70%) NAS
8 2 (8.70%) SAN
8 2 (8.70%) Wireless
General
1 1 (4.35%) Banking
1 1 (4.35%) Finance
1 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (52.17%) Network Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) Firewall Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Cisco Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Firewall Specialist
3 4 (17.39%) WAN Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Cisco Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Cisco Network Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Network Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Network Security Specialist
4 2 (8.70%) Network Specialist
4 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Security Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Security Specialist
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Cisco Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Firewall Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.70%) Cyberthreat
2 2 (8.70%) Replication
3 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.35%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) Windows
2 3 (13.04%) Windows Server
3 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.35%) Linux
4 1 (4.35%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (17.39%) Change Management
1 4 (17.39%) ITIL
1 4 (17.39%) Network Design
2 2 (8.70%) Customer Requirements
2 2 (8.70%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (8.70%) Load Balancing
2 2 (8.70%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 2 (8.70%) SIEM
2 2 (8.70%) Two-Factor Authentication
3 1 (4.35%) Break/Fix
3 1 (4.35%) Data Protection
3 1 (4.35%) Kanban
3 1 (4.35%) Network Architecture
3 1 (4.35%) Programme Delivery
3 1 (4.35%) Programme Governance
3 1 (4.35%) Release Management
3 1 (4.35%) Runbook
3 1 (4.35%) Security Monitoring
3 1 (4.35%) Threat Intelligence
3 1 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (47.83%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (30.43%) SC Cleared
2 7 (30.43%) Security Cleared
3 6 (26.09%) CCNA
4 5 (21.74%) CCNP
5 4 (17.39%) CCIE
6 2 (8.70%) CCSP
6 2 (8.70%) JNCIA
7 1 (4.35%) CCSA
7 1 (4.35%) CCSE
7 1 (4.35%) CCSM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) PMO
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) Active Directory
1 3 (13.04%) ProxySG
2 2 (8.70%) Hyper-V
2 2 (8.70%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (4.35%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) Proventia
2 1 (4.35%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 16 (69.57%) Cisco
2 13 (56.52%) Juniper
3 9 (39.13%) F5
4 5 (21.74%) Blue Coat
5 4 (17.39%) Palo Alto
6 3 (13.04%) VMware
7 1 (4.35%) Aruba
7 1 (4.35%) Capita
7 1 (4.35%) Citrix
7 1 (4.35%) Fortinet
7 1 (4.35%) Lumension
7 1 (4.35%) McAfee
7 1 (4.35%) Oracle
7 1 (4.35%) Riverbed
7 1 (4.35%) Trustwave