Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 162 169 209
Rank change year-on-year +7 +40 -57
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 40 54 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.70% 0.80% 0.45%
As % of the Vendors category 1.63% 1.72% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 27 28
North West median daily rate £390 £350 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.43% +1.45% +7.81%
10th Percentile £313 £157 £275
90th Percentile £560 £508 £478
England median daily rate £418 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +1.21% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 1
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £20.73 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +92.96% -7.87% -29.13%
10th Percentile £39.00 £20.73 £21.25
90th Percentile £41.00 £38.24 £23.75
England median hourly rate £33.00 £40.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -18.52% +35.00% -10.45%

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 2448 3134 3563
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 43.01% 46.19% 41.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1467 1866 1958
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £219 £263 £213
90th Percentile £625 £550 £550
England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 151 126 180
North West median hourly rate £16.00 £18.13 £17.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.72% +5.56% +7.31%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.69 £11.24
90th Percentile £43.75 £45.38 £46.29
England median hourly rate £17.25 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.47% -2.86% +6.06%

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 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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 -1 18 £375 +3.45%
Cheshire +14 15 £393 +33.62%
Cumbria -1 5 £400 -
Lancashire +13 1 £600 +17.07%
Merseyside +5 1 £550 +78.14%
CheckPoint
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 32 (80.00%) Firewall
2 26 (65.00%) Cisco
3 22 (55.00%) Juniper
4 18 (45.00%) LAN
4 18 (45.00%) WAN
4 18 (45.00%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (40.00%) MPLS
6 14 (35.00%) CCNA
6 14 (35.00%) SC Cleared
6 14 (35.00%) Security Cleared
7 13 (32.50%) DNS
7 13 (32.50%) ITIL
7 13 (32.50%) Change Management
8 11 (27.50%) DHCP
8 11 (27.50%) VPN
9 10 (25.00%) Network Security
9 10 (25.00%) Network Design
9 10 (25.00%) Junos
10 9 (22.50%) Data Centre
10 9 (22.50%) Windows Server
10 9 (22.50%) Blue Coat
10 9 (22.50%) Active Directory
10 9 (22.50%) Windows
10 9 (22.50%) ISDN
10 9 (22.50%) ADSL
11 8 (20.00%) CCNP
11 8 (20.00%) TCP/IP
11 8 (20.00%) F5
11 8 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
12 7 (17.50%) SIEM

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 4 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (10.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 32 (80.00%) Firewall
2 18 (45.00%) LAN
2 18 (45.00%) WAN
3 16 (40.00%) MPLS
4 13 (32.50%) DNS
5 11 (27.50%) DHCP
5 11 (27.50%) VPN
6 10 (25.00%) Junos
6 10 (25.00%) Network Security
7 9 (22.50%) ADSL
7 9 (22.50%) ISDN
8 8 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 8 (20.00%) TCP/IP
9 6 (15.00%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (15.00%) VLAN
10 4 (10.00%) BGP
10 4 (10.00%) NAS
10 4 (10.00%) OSPF
10 4 (10.00%) SAN
10 4 (10.00%) Wireless
General
1 5 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.50%) Finance
3 2 (5.00%) Legal
4 1 (2.50%) Law
4 1 (2.50%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (67.50%) Network Engineer
2 10 (25.00%) Security Engineer
3 9 (22.50%) Network Security Engineer
4 6 (15.00%) Firewall Engineer
5 5 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
5 5 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 5 (12.50%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 5 (12.50%) WAN Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Architect
6 3 (7.50%) Coordinator
6 3 (7.50%) Network Architect
6 3 (7.50%) Senior Cisco Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Senior Firewall Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Senior Network Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Cisco Architect
7 2 (5.00%) Cisco Network Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Cisco Network Architect
7 2 (5.00%) Firewall Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 9 (22.50%) Data Centre
2 6 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (10.00%) Cyberthreat
3 4 (10.00%) Replication
4 2 (5.00%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.50%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 9 (22.50%) Windows
1 9 (22.50%) Windows Server
2 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.50%) AIX
3 1 (2.50%) HPUX
3 1 (2.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (32.50%) Change Management
1 13 (32.50%) ITIL
2 10 (25.00%) Network Design
3 7 (17.50%) Load Balancing
3 7 (17.50%) SIEM
4 6 (15.00%) Cybersecurity
4 6 (15.00%) Penetration Testing
4 6 (15.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 3 (7.50%) Change Control
5 3 (7.50%) Logistics
5 3 (7.50%) Migration
5 3 (7.50%) Proactive Management
5 3 (7.50%) Runbook
6 2 (5.00%) Data Protection
6 2 (5.00%) High Availability
6 2 (5.00%) Network Architecture
6 2 (5.00%) Service Management
7 1 (2.50%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
7 1 (2.50%) Threat Analysis
7 1 (2.50%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.00%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (45.00%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (35.00%) CCNA
2 14 (35.00%) SC Cleared
2 14 (35.00%) Security Cleared
3 8 (20.00%) CCNP
4 5 (12.50%) CCIE
5 4 (10.00%) JNCIA
6 2 (5.00%) CISSP
6 2 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (5.00%) MCP
6 2 (5.00%) MCSA
6 2 (5.00%) MCSE
6 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (2.50%) CCSA
7 1 (2.50%) CCSE
7 1 (2.50%) CCSM
7 1 (2.50%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.50%) ISO 9001
1 3 (7.50%) QA
System Software
1 9 (22.50%) Active Directory
2 6 (15.00%) ProxySG
3 4 (10.00%) Hyper-V
3 4 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (7.50%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (7.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (7.50%) vCenter Server
2 2 (5.00%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (2.50%) Ansible
3 1 (2.50%) Forum Sentry
Vendors
1 26 (65.00%) Cisco
2 22 (55.00%) Juniper
3 9 (22.50%) Blue Coat
4 8 (20.00%) F5
5 7 (17.50%) Palo Alto
5 7 (17.50%) VMware
6 5 (12.50%) Fortinet
7 3 (7.50%) Ericsson
8 1 (2.50%) Aruba
8 1 (2.50%) Lumension
8 1 (2.50%) McAfee
8 1 (2.50%) Oracle
8 1 (2.50%) Riverbed
8 1 (2.50%) Trustwave