Period
to 16 June 2019

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 June 2019 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 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 154 186 146
Rank change year-on-year +32 -40 +24
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 41 27 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.81% 0.46% 0.92%
As % of the Vendors category 2.02% 1.15% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 18 24
North West median daily rate £400 £410 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% -18.00% +42.86%
10th Percentile £298 £279 £325
90th Percentile £488 £554 £607
England median daily rate £413 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
North West median hourly rate - - £65.75
England median hourly rate £45.00 £15.20 £57.00
% change year-on-year +196.05% -73.33% +47.10%

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 2,025 2,346 2,394
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 39.81% 40.27% 43.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,285 1,370 1,394
North West median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -
10th Percentile £250 £249 £225
90th Percentile £601 £588 £575
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 147 155
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +9.38% -20.00%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.59 £10.67
90th Percentile £52.85 £50.00 £45.80
England median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +8.57% - -2.78%

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 June 2019.

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 June 2019. 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 +14 20 £393 -1.88% 2
Cheshire +24 15 £425 - 3
Lancashire -9 3 £331 -19.21%
Merseyside - 3 £389 -
CheckPoint
England

For the 6 months to 16 June 2019, 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 32 (78.05%) Firewall
2 31 (75.61%) Cisco
3 20 (48.78%) Juniper
4 17 (41.46%) Finance
5 16 (39.02%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (31.71%) Network Security
7 12 (29.27%) F5
7 12 (29.27%) LAN
7 12 (29.27%) DHCP
8 11 (26.83%) OSPF
8 11 (26.83%) BGP
8 11 (26.83%) Cisco Nexus
8 11 (26.83%) Data Centre
9 10 (24.39%) Wireless
9 10 (24.39%) WAN
9 10 (24.39%) ITIL
10 9 (21.95%) DNS
10 9 (21.95%) CCNP
10 9 (21.95%) CCNA
11 8 (19.51%) VPN
12 7 (17.07%) Network Design
12 7 (17.07%) Cisco ASA
12 7 (17.07%) Fortinet
12 7 (17.07%) NetScaler
12 7 (17.07%) TCP/IP
12 7 (17.07%) Windows
12 7 (17.07%) Change Management
13 6 (14.63%) EIGRP
13 6 (14.63%) Cisco Firepower
14 5 (12.20%) Windows Server

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 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.44%) Azure ExpressRoute
1 1 (2.44%) Dynamics 365
1 1 (2.44%) IaaS
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (78.05%) Firewall
2 13 (31.71%) Network Security
3 12 (29.27%) DHCP
3 12 (29.27%) LAN
4 11 (26.83%) BGP
4 11 (26.83%) Cisco Nexus
4 11 (26.83%) OSPF
5 10 (24.39%) WAN
5 10 (24.39%) Wireless
6 9 (21.95%) DNS
7 8 (19.51%) VPN
8 7 (17.07%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (17.07%) NetScaler
8 7 (17.07%) TCP/IP
9 6 (14.63%) Cisco Firepower
9 6 (14.63%) EIGRP
10 4 (9.76%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 4 (9.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 3 (7.32%) DMZ
11 3 (7.32%) SSL
General
1 17 (41.46%) Finance
2 4 (9.76%) Legal
3 2 (4.88%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.44%) Banking
4 1 (2.44%) Local Government
4 1 (2.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (41.46%) Network Engineer
2 8 (19.51%) Firewall Engineer
3 6 (14.63%) Cisco Engineer
4 5 (12.20%) Network Security Engineer
4 5 (12.20%) Security Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Check Point Consultant
6 3 (7.32%) Consultant
7 2 (4.88%) Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Cisco Consultant
7 2 (4.88%) Cisco Network Consultant
7 2 (4.88%) Cisco Security Consultant
7 2 (4.88%) Cisco Security Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Cisco Specialist
7 2 (4.88%) Firewall Specialist
7 2 (4.88%) Juniper Specialist
7 2 (4.88%) Network Security Consultant
7 2 (4.88%) Network Team Leader
7 2 (4.88%) Security Consultant
7 2 (4.88%) Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 11 (26.83%) Data Centre
2 5 (12.20%) Clustering
3 2 (4.88%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (2.44%) NHS
4 1 (2.44%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.07%) Windows
2 5 (12.20%) Windows Server
3 3 (7.32%) Linux
4 1 (2.44%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (24.39%) ITIL
2 7 (17.07%) Change Management
2 7 (17.07%) Network Design
3 5 (12.20%) Capacity Management
3 5 (12.20%) Network Monitoring
4 4 (9.76%) Due Diligence
4 4 (9.76%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (9.76%) Tech Ops
5 3 (7.32%) DevOps
5 3 (7.32%) Load Balancing
5 3 (7.32%) People Management
5 3 (7.32%) Service Management
6 2 (4.88%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (4.88%) Data Protection
6 2 (4.88%) Migration
6 2 (4.88%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (4.88%) SIEM
6 2 (4.88%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 1 (2.44%) Network Management
7 1 (2.44%) Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.76%) Python
Qualifications
1 16 (39.02%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (21.95%) CCNA
2 9 (21.95%) CCNP
3 5 (12.20%) CCSA
4 3 (7.32%) CCIE
4 3 (7.32%) SC Cleared
4 3 (7.32%) Security Cleared
5 2 (4.88%) CISSP
5 2 (4.88%) JNCIA
5 2 (4.88%) JNCIP
5 2 (4.88%) JNCIS
6 1 (2.44%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) GDPR
1 1 (2.44%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (9.76%) Active Directory
1 4 (9.76%) ProxySG
2 1 (2.44%) Firmware
2 1 (2.44%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.44%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) Nagios
2 1 (2.44%) OpenNMS
Vendors
1 31 (75.61%) Cisco
2 20 (48.78%) Juniper
3 12 (29.27%) F5
4 7 (17.07%) Fortinet
5 5 (12.20%) Blue Coat
5 5 (12.20%) SolarWinds
6 4 (9.76%) Aruba
6 4 (9.76%) Palo Alto
7 3 (7.32%) CyberArk
7 3 (7.32%) Riverbed
8 2 (4.88%) Infoblox
8 2 (4.88%) VMware
9 1 (2.44%) BT
9 1 (2.44%) Citrix
9 1 (2.44%) HP
9 1 (2.44%) IronPort
9 1 (2.44%) McAfee
9 1 (2.44%) Symantec
9 1 (2.44%) Twitter
9 1 (2.44%) WatchGuard