Period
to 22 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 169 153 164
Rank change year-on-year -16 +11 +25
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 42 50 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.71% 0.89% 1.00%
As % of the Vendors category 1.69% 2.04% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 29 36
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £311 £313 £160
90th Percentile £488 £580 £488
England median daily rate £425 £420 £409
% change year-on-year +1.19% +2.69% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 4
North West median hourly rate - £65.00 £20.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +213.56% -24.62%
England median hourly rate £17.41 £48.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -64.10% +21.25% +39.59%

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 2,489 2,446 3,315
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 41.94% 43.59% 46.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,477 1,463 1,947
North West median daily rate £400 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £208 £219 £265
90th Percentile £575 £625 £550
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 177 150 136
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £19.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -16.56% +12.79%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.23 £10.69
90th Percentile £43.25 £43.78 £45.38
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year - +2.94% -2.86%

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 October 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 October 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 -4 19 £400 +6.67% 16
Cheshire -6 16 £425 +3.34% 3
Lancashire -23 4 £383 -30.45% 5
Merseyside +14 3 £363 -34.09% 1
CheckPoint
England

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 29 (69.05%) Cisco
1 29 (69.05%) Firewall
2 19 (45.24%) Juniper
3 18 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (38.10%) OSPF
5 15 (35.71%) BGP
5 15 (35.71%) Network Security
6 14 (33.33%) WAN
6 14 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
7 13 (30.95%) CCNP
8 12 (28.57%) LAN
8 12 (28.57%) F5
9 11 (26.19%) ITIL
10 10 (23.81%) TCP/IP
10 10 (23.81%) Load Balancing
10 10 (23.81%) Finance
10 10 (23.81%) Cisco Nexus
10 10 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
11 9 (21.43%) Palo Alto
11 9 (21.43%) Wireless
11 9 (21.43%) CCNA
12 8 (19.05%) Cisco IOS
12 8 (19.05%) NX-OS
13 7 (16.67%) Cisco ISE
13 7 (16.67%) Data Centre
13 7 (16.67%) Stealthwatch
13 7 (16.67%) Cisco Firepower
13 7 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
13 7 (16.67%) Blue Coat
13 7 (16.67%) 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:

Applications
1 2 (4.76%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 29 (69.05%) Firewall
2 16 (38.10%) OSPF
3 15 (35.71%) BGP
3 15 (35.71%) Network Security
4 14 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
4 14 (33.33%) WAN
5 12 (28.57%) LAN
6 10 (23.81%) Cisco Nexus
6 10 (23.81%) TCP/IP
7 9 (21.43%) Wireless
8 8 (19.05%) Cisco IOS
8 8 (19.05%) NX-OS
9 7 (16.67%) Cisco Firepower
9 7 (16.67%) Cisco ISE
9 7 (16.67%) EIGRP
9 7 (16.67%) VPN
10 5 (11.90%) Ethernet
10 5 (11.90%) MPLS
10 5 (11.90%) NetScaler
10 5 (11.90%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 5 (11.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (4.76%) Metasploit
General
1 10 (23.81%) Finance
2 5 (11.90%) Banking
3 2 (4.76%) Legal
3 2 (4.76%) Retail
3 2 (4.76%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (45.24%) Network Engineer
2 18 (42.86%) Security Engineer
3 12 (28.57%) Network Security Engineer
4 6 (14.29%) Firewall Engineer
5 5 (11.90%) Cisco Engineer
5 5 (11.90%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 4 (9.52%) Consultant
6 4 (9.52%) Project Planner
6 4 (9.52%) Security Consultant
7 3 (7.14%) Cisco Consultant
7 3 (7.14%) Cisco Security Consultant
7 3 (7.14%) Cisco Security Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Senior Project Planner
8 2 (4.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) Data Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Data Network Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Systems Analyst
9 1 (2.38%) Network Consultant
9 1 (2.38%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.76%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 10 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (16.67%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.76%) EFT
3 2 (4.76%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.76%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.38%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.38%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (14.29%) Windows
2 3 (7.14%) Linux
2 3 (7.14%) Windows Server
3 2 (4.76%) Unix
3 2 (4.76%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.19%) ITIL
2 10 (23.81%) Load Balancing
3 7 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
4 6 (14.29%) Change Management
4 6 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
5 5 (11.90%) SIEM
6 4 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (9.52%) Critical Path Analysis
6 4 (9.52%) Kanban
6 4 (9.52%) Network Design
6 4 (9.52%) Risk Management
6 4 (9.52%) Scrum
6 4 (9.52%) Security Operations
6 4 (9.52%) Validation
6 4 (9.52%) Vulnerability Management
7 3 (7.14%) Information Security
7 3 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (7.14%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 2 (4.76%) Problem-Solving
8 2 (4.76%) Resource Allocation
Qualifications
1 18 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (30.95%) CCNP
3 9 (21.43%) CCNA
4 5 (11.90%) CCIE
4 5 (11.90%) CCIE Security
4 5 (11.90%) Degree
4 5 (11.90%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (9.52%) CISSP
6 2 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (4.76%) CCSA
6 2 (4.76%) CCSE
6 2 (4.76%) CEH
6 2 (4.76%) CREST Certified
6 2 (4.76%) HP APS
7 1 (2.38%) GCIA
7 1 (2.38%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (4.76%) COBIT
2 2 (4.76%) COSO
2 2 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 2 (4.76%) PCI DSS
2 2 (4.76%) PMO
2 2 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 5 (11.90%) Active Directory
1 5 (11.90%) ProxySG
2 2 (4.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (16.67%) Stealthwatch
2 2 (4.76%) QRadar
3 1 (2.38%) Nagios
Vendors
1 29 (69.05%) Cisco
2 19 (45.24%) Juniper
3 12 (28.57%) F5
4 9 (21.43%) Palo Alto
5 7 (16.67%) Blue Coat
6 6 (14.29%) IronPort
7 5 (11.90%) Fortinet
7 5 (11.90%) Tufin
8 4 (9.52%) Forcepoint
8 4 (9.52%) Meraki
8 4 (9.52%) Nokia
8 4 (9.52%) VMware
9 3 (7.14%) McAfee
9 3 (7.14%) Symantec
10 2 (4.76%) Brocade
10 2 (4.76%) HP
10 2 (4.76%) Microsoft
10 2 (4.76%) Sophos
11 1 (2.38%) Infoblox
11 1 (2.38%) Riverbed