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 3 months to 30 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
England / North West
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 109 137 91
Rank change year-on-year +28 -46  
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 22 24 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.85% 0.62% 1.80%
As % of the Vendors category 1.98% 1.41% 3.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 39
Median daily rate £513 £339 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +51.29% -3.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £262 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £577 £578 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +1.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £51.67
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 the North West.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 1111 1701 1657
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 42.71% 43.73% 45.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 682 948 806
Median daily rate £390 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 105 89
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £17.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +16.48%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £47.33 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +10.29%  

CheckPoint
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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 3 months to 30 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
Manchester +6 12 £500 +48.14% 5
Lancashire - 5 £528 -
Cheshire +35 3 £356 -40.62% 1
Cumbria - 1 £360 -
Merseyside - 1 - -
CheckPoint
England

For the 6 months to 30 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 North West region with a requirement for CheckPoint.

1 29 (72.50%) Cisco
2 22 (55.00%) Firewall
3 18 (45.00%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (37.50%) WAN
5 14 (35.00%) Cisco ASA
6 13 (32.50%) LAN
7 11 (27.50%) F5
8 10 (25.00%) CCNA
8 10 (25.00%) Juniper
8 10 (25.00%) Data Centre
9 9 (22.50%) CCNP
10 8 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (20.00%) Palo Alto
11 7 (17.50%) SC Cleared
11 7 (17.50%) Security Cleared
11 7 (17.50%) Hyper-V
11 7 (17.50%) CCIE
11 7 (17.50%) Wireless
11 7 (17.50%) VMware
12 6 (15.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 6 (15.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 6 (15.00%) Change Control
12 6 (15.00%) Forum Sentry
13 5 (12.50%) Aruba
13 5 (12.50%) PCI DSS
13 5 (12.50%) Network Security
13 5 (12.50%) Network Design
13 5 (12.50%) CCDP
14 4 (10.00%) Citrix
14 4 (10.00%) VPN

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:

Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 22 (55.00%) Firewall
2 15 (37.50%) WAN
3 14 (35.00%) Cisco ASA
4 13 (32.50%) LAN
5 7 (17.50%) Wireless
6 6 (15.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 6 (15.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 5 (12.50%) Network Security
8 4 (10.00%) MPLS
8 4 (10.00%) VPN
9 3 (7.50%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (7.50%) NX-OS
9 3 (7.50%) VPLS
10 2 (5.00%) BGP
10 2 (5.00%) DMVPN
10 2 (5.00%) DNS
10 2 (5.00%) EIGRP
10 2 (5.00%) OSPF
11 1 (2.50%) DHCP
11 1 (2.50%) SSL
Development Applications
1 4 (10.00%) JIRA
2 3 (7.50%) Zephyr
General
1 4 (10.00%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 15 (37.50%) Network Engineer
2 10 (25.00%) Analyst
3 8 (20.00%) Architect
4 7 (17.50%) Network Analyst
4 7 (17.50%) Network Architect
5 4 (10.00%) Check Point Specialist
5 4 (10.00%) Firewall Specialist
5 4 (10.00%) Network Specialist
6 3 (7.50%) Network Security Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Security Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Test Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Cisco Architect
7 2 (5.00%) Cisco Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Cisco Network Architect
7 2 (5.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Consultant
7 2 (5.00%) Network Consultant
7 2 (5.00%) Network Support
7 2 (5.00%) Network Support Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Release Manager
Miscellaneous
1 10 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 8 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.50%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.50%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (2.50%) iPad
3 1 (2.50%) Learning Management System
3 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.00%) Windows
1 4 (10.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (7.50%) Linux
2 3 (7.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (15.00%) Change Control
2 5 (12.50%) Network Design
3 4 (10.00%) High Availability
3 4 (10.00%) ITIL
3 4 (10.00%) Test Management
4 3 (7.50%) ERP
4 3 (7.50%) Manual Testing
4 3 (7.50%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (7.50%) Server Hardening
4 3 (7.50%) SIEM
5 2 (5.00%) Change Management
5 2 (5.00%) ITIL V3
5 2 (5.00%) Load Balancing
5 2 (5.00%) Release Management
6 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (2.50%) Integration Testing
6 1 (2.50%) Performance Testing
6 1 (2.50%) Test Scripting
6 1 (2.50%) TOGAF
6 1 (2.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 18 (45.00%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (25.00%) CCNA
3 9 (22.50%) CCNP
4 7 (17.50%) CCIE
4 7 (17.50%) SC Cleared
4 7 (17.50%) Security Cleared
5 5 (12.50%) CCDP
6 1 (2.50%) CCSP
6 1 (2.50%) Degree
6 1 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.50%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.50%) QA
System Software
1 7 (17.50%) Hyper-V
2 4 (10.00%) vSphere
3 1 (2.50%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (15.00%) Forum Sentry
Vendors
1 29 (72.50%) Cisco
2 11 (27.50%) F5
3 10 (25.00%) Juniper
4 8 (20.00%) Palo Alto
5 7 (17.50%) VMware
6 5 (12.50%) Aruba
7 4 (10.00%) Citrix
8 3 (7.50%) Fortinet
8 3 (7.50%) Splunk
8 3 (7.50%) Workday
9 2 (5.00%) SAP
10 1 (2.50%) Blue Coat
10 1 (2.50%) Forcepoint
10 1 (2.50%) Microsoft
10 1 (2.50%) Riverbed
10 1 (2.50%) Saba
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