Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 171 178 172
Rank change year-on-year +7 -6 +33
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 47 31 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.79% 0.55% 0.71%
As % of the Vendors category 1.80% 1.29% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 21 23
North West median daily rate £413 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +2.67% +8.70%
10th Percentile £289 £313 £173
90th Percentile £509 £550 £515
England median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
North West median hourly rate - £40.00 £20.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +92.96% -
England median hourly rate £24.91 £33.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -24.52% -17.50% +2.56%

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 2,618 2,405 2,980
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 43.87% 42.50% 46.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,591 1,471 1,793
North West median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £211 £225 £263
90th Percentile £588 £625 £556
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 191 145 116
North West median hourly rate £18.50 £16.19 £19.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.27% -17.58% +15.54%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.00 £43.90 £54.37
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -5.71%

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 16 December 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 16 December 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 -8 21 £450 +20.00% 12
Cheshire +2 11 £425 +4.94%
Merseyside +2 8 £363 -34.09%
Lancashire - 5 £365 - 1
CheckPoint
England

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 36 (76.60%) Firewall
2 33 (70.21%) Cisco
3 24 (51.06%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (44.68%) Network Security
5 20 (42.55%) Cisco ASA
5 20 (42.55%) Juniper
5 20 (42.55%) CCNP
6 18 (38.30%) WAN
6 18 (38.30%) F5
7 16 (34.04%) LAN
7 16 (34.04%) CCNA
8 14 (29.79%) OSPF
8 14 (29.79%) Load Balancing
9 13 (27.66%) BGP
9 13 (27.66%) Palo Alto
10 12 (25.53%) NX-OS
10 12 (25.53%) Cisco Nexus
10 12 (25.53%) Finance
11 10 (21.28%) Wi-Fi
11 10 (21.28%) Wireless
11 10 (21.28%) Cisco IOS
11 10 (21.28%) NetScaler
12 9 (19.15%) Data Centre
12 9 (19.15%) Cisco Firepower
13 8 (17.02%) Incident Management
13 8 (17.02%) TCP/IP
14 7 (14.89%) Penetration Testing
14 7 (14.89%) IronPort
14 7 (14.89%) Stealthwatch
14 7 (14.89%) Cisco ISE

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 36 (76.60%) Firewall
2 21 (44.68%) Network Security
3 20 (42.55%) Cisco ASA
4 18 (38.30%) WAN
5 16 (34.04%) LAN
6 14 (29.79%) OSPF
7 13 (27.66%) BGP
8 12 (25.53%) Cisco Nexus
8 12 (25.53%) NX-OS
9 10 (21.28%) Cisco IOS
9 10 (21.28%) NetScaler
9 10 (21.28%) Wi-Fi
9 10 (21.28%) Wireless
10 9 (19.15%) Cisco Firepower
11 8 (17.02%) TCP/IP
12 7 (14.89%) Cisco ISE
13 6 (12.77%) Ethernet
13 6 (12.77%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 5 (10.64%) VLAN
14 5 (10.64%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 6 (12.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (6.38%) Metasploit
General
1 12 (25.53%) Finance
2 3 (6.38%) Legal
2 3 (6.38%) Retail
3 2 (4.26%) Banking
3 2 (4.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (51.06%) Network Engineer
2 21 (44.68%) Security Engineer
3 17 (36.17%) Network Security Engineer
4 9 (19.15%) Firewall Engineer
5 6 (12.77%) Cisco Engineer
5 6 (12.77%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 6 (12.77%) Consultant
5 6 (12.77%) Security Consultant
6 4 (8.51%) Cisco Security Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) Project Planner
7 3 (6.38%) Cisco Consultant
7 3 (6.38%) Cisco Security Consultant
7 3 (6.38%) Senior Project Planner
8 2 (4.26%) Network Consultant
8 2 (4.26%) Network Security Consultant
8 2 (4.26%) Operations Consultant
8 2 (4.26%) Senior Network Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Senior Security Engineer
9 1 (2.13%) Architect
9 1 (2.13%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.26%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 9 (19.15%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.38%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (6.38%) Virtual Team
3 2 (4.26%) EFT
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.38%) Windows
2 2 (4.26%) Unix
3 1 (2.13%) Linux
3 1 (2.13%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (29.79%) Load Balancing
2 8 (17.02%) Incident Management
3 7 (14.89%) Penetration Testing
4 6 (12.77%) Cybersecurity
5 5 (10.64%) Information Security
5 5 (10.64%) ITIL
5 5 (10.64%) Risk Management
5 5 (10.64%) Security Operations
5 5 (10.64%) SIEM
5 5 (10.64%) Vulnerability Management
6 4 (8.51%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (8.51%) Asset Management
6 4 (8.51%) Critical Path Analysis
6 4 (8.51%) Kanban
6 4 (8.51%) Migration
6 4 (8.51%) Network Design
6 4 (8.51%) Problem Management
6 4 (8.51%) Scrum
6 4 (8.51%) Validation
6 4 (8.51%) Vulnerability Assessment
Qualifications
1 24 (51.06%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (42.55%) CCNP
3 16 (34.04%) CCNA
4 6 (12.77%) CCIE
4 6 (12.77%) CCSA
4 6 (12.77%) CISSP
5 5 (10.64%) CCIE Security
6 3 (6.38%) CEH
6 3 (6.38%) CREST Certified
6 3 (6.38%) Degree
7 2 (4.26%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (4.26%) CCSE
7 2 (4.26%) GIAC
7 2 (4.26%) HP APS
8 1 (2.13%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (6.38%) COBIT
2 3 (6.38%) COSO
2 3 (6.38%) PCI DSS
3 2 (4.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 2 (4.26%) PMO
4 1 (2.13%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (4.26%) Active Directory
1 2 (4.26%) ProxySG
2 1 (2.13%) Firmware
2 1 (2.13%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (14.89%) Stealthwatch
2 3 (6.38%) QRadar
3 2 (4.26%) Nagios
Vendors
1 33 (70.21%) Cisco
2 20 (42.55%) Juniper
3 18 (38.30%) F5
4 13 (27.66%) Palo Alto
5 7 (14.89%) IronPort
6 5 (10.64%) Forcepoint
6 5 (10.64%) Meraki
6 5 (10.64%) Tufin
7 4 (8.51%) Blue Coat
7 4 (8.51%) Citrix
7 4 (8.51%) McAfee
7 4 (8.51%) Nokia
8 3 (6.38%) Sophos
8 3 (6.38%) VMware
9 2 (4.26%) HP
9 2 (4.26%) Infoblox
9 2 (4.26%) Microsoft
9 2 (4.26%) Riverbed
9 2 (4.26%) Ruckus Wireless
9 2 (4.26%) Symantec