Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 192 165 171
Rank change year-on-year -27 +6 -33
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 30 44 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.49% 0.77% 0.88%
As % of the Vendors category 1.19% 1.75% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 21 30
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +15.94% +6.15%
10th Percentile £346 £313 £159
90th Percentile £526 £550 £431
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
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% -50.74%
England median hourly rate £17.41 £57.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year -69.46% +56.16% +16.80%

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 2,525 2,513 3,429
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 41.24% 43.85% 45.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,505 1,438 1,993
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £225 £225 £263
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £438 £420
% change year-on-year +2.86% +4.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 161 144
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £18.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.90% -16.67% +14.46%
10th Percentile £11.53 £10.75 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.08 £44.00 £47.23
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.45
% change year-on-year +2.94% -2.58% -0.29%

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 15 August 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 15 August 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 -20 11 £400 - 7
Lancashire -5 10 £405 -26.36% 2
Cheshire -22 9 £425 +9.68% 1
CheckPoint
England

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 15 (50.00%) Firewall
2 14 (46.67%) ITIL
3 13 (43.33%) Cisco
4 10 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
4 10 (33.33%) Network Security
4 10 (33.33%) F5
5 9 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (26.67%) WAN
7 7 (23.33%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (23.33%) OSPF
7 7 (23.33%) BGP
7 7 (23.33%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (20.00%) Juniper
8 6 (20.00%) Change Management
8 6 (20.00%) LAN
9 5 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
9 5 (16.67%) TCP/IP
9 5 (16.67%) CCNP
9 5 (16.67%) Fortinet
9 5 (16.67%) Load Balancing
9 5 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (16.67%) ServiceNow
9 5 (16.67%) Proventia
9 5 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (16.67%) DevOps
10 4 (13.33%) Kanban
10 4 (13.33%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (13.33%) Palo Alto
10 4 (13.33%) Windows Server
10 4 (13.33%) Scrum

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 5 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (6.67%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (50.00%) Firewall
2 10 (33.33%) Network Security
3 8 (26.67%) WAN
4 7 (23.33%) BGP
4 7 (23.33%) OSPF
5 6 (20.00%) LAN
6 5 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (16.67%) TCP/IP
7 4 (13.33%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (13.33%) DMZ
7 4 (13.33%) EIGRP
7 4 (13.33%) VPN
8 3 (10.00%) MPLS
9 2 (6.67%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (6.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 2 (6.67%) Internet
9 2 (6.67%) NetScaler
9 2 (6.67%) NX-OS
9 2 (6.67%) Wireless
9 2 (6.67%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (13.33%) Banking
2 2 (6.67%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (26.67%) Network Engineer
2 7 (23.33%) Security Engineer
3 5 (16.67%) Network Security Engineer
3 5 (16.67%) Network Specialist
3 5 (16.67%) Service Manager
3 5 (16.67%) Service Transition Manager
3 5 (16.67%) Transition Manager
4 4 (13.33%) Firewall Specialist
4 4 (13.33%) Network Security Specialist
4 4 (13.33%) Project Planner
4 4 (13.33%) Security Specialist
5 3 (10.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Senior Project Planner
6 2 (6.67%) Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Data Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Data Network Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Systems Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Consultant
7 1 (3.33%) Network Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 7 (23.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.33%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.33%) Windows
1 4 (13.33%) Windows Server
2 3 (10.00%) Linux
2 3 (10.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (46.67%) ITIL
2 9 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (20.00%) Change Management
4 5 (16.67%) DevOps
4 5 (16.67%) Load Balancing
4 5 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (13.33%) Critical Path Analysis
5 4 (13.33%) Kanban
5 4 (13.33%) Risk Management
5 4 (13.33%) Scrum
5 4 (13.33%) Validation
6 2 (6.67%) Business Analysis
6 2 (6.67%) Network Design
6 2 (6.67%) Resource Allocation
6 2 (6.67%) Systems Analysis
7 1 (3.33%) Cybersecurity
7 1 (3.33%) Low Latency
7 1 (3.33%) Penetration Testing
7 1 (3.33%) SIEM
7 1 (3.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
Qualifications
1 10 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
2 7 (23.33%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (16.67%) CCNP
4 3 (10.00%) CCIE
4 3 (10.00%) CCNA
4 3 (10.00%) Degree
5 2 (6.67%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (6.67%) CCIE Security
6 1 (3.33%) CCSA
6 1 (3.33%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 4 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.00%) ProxySG
2 3 (10.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (16.67%) Proventia
2 2 (6.67%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 13 (43.33%) Cisco
2 10 (33.33%) F5
3 6 (20.00%) Juniper
4 5 (16.67%) Fortinet
4 5 (16.67%) ServiceNow
5 4 (13.33%) Palo Alto
6 3 (10.00%) Blue Coat
6 3 (10.00%) Brocade
6 3 (10.00%) VMware
7 2 (6.67%) Symantec
7 2 (6.67%) Tufin