Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 188 152 183
Rank change year-on-year -36 +31 -71
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 26 48 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.45% 0.88% 0.67%
As % of the Vendors category 1.08% 2.03% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 20 29
North West median daily rate £410 £500 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.00% +32.28% +8.00%
10th Percentile £279 £348 £170
90th Percentile £554 £610 £600
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
North West median hourly rate - £65.75 -
England median hourly rate £15.20 £57.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -73.33% +62.86% -12.50%

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 2,402 2,364 3,370
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 41.33% 43.54% 43.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,442 1,381 1,905
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - -
10th Percentile £243 £225 £250
90th Percentile £600 £575 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 144 175
North West median hourly rate £17.43 £16.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.94% -21.95% +17.14%
10th Percentile £11.62 £10.65 £11.90
90th Percentile £51.25 £46.93 £47.20
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - -2.78% +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 23 May 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 23 May 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 -23 13 £400 -20.00% 1
Cheshire -23 7 £425 +6.25%
Lancashire -8 6 £410 -22.27%
CheckPoint
England

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 (57.69%) Firewall
2 13 (50.00%) ITIL
2 13 (50.00%) Cisco
3 11 (42.31%) F5
4 10 (38.46%) ITIL Certification
5 8 (30.77%) Network Security
6 7 (26.92%) Juniper
6 7 (26.92%) WAN
6 7 (26.92%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (19.23%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (19.23%) Change Management
8 5 (19.23%) Fortinet
8 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Office
8 5 (19.23%) Proventia
8 5 (19.23%) DevOps
8 5 (19.23%) ServiceNow
9 4 (15.38%) DMZ
9 4 (15.38%) Internet
9 4 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (15.38%) BGP
9 4 (15.38%) EIGRP
9 4 (15.38%) LAN
9 4 (15.38%) TCP/IP
9 4 (15.38%) VPN
9 4 (15.38%) Windows
9 4 (15.38%) Linux
9 4 (15.38%) Load Balancing
9 4 (15.38%) Banking
9 4 (15.38%) Blue Coat

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 (19.23%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (7.69%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.54%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (57.69%) Firewall
2 8 (30.77%) Network Security
3 7 (26.92%) WAN
4 4 (15.38%) BGP
4 4 (15.38%) DMZ
4 4 (15.38%) EIGRP
4 4 (15.38%) Internet
4 4 (15.38%) LAN
4 4 (15.38%) TCP/IP
4 4 (15.38%) VPN
5 3 (11.54%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (11.54%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 3 (11.54%) OSPF
6 2 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (7.69%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 2 (7.69%) MPLS
7 1 (3.85%) BIG-IP
7 1 (3.85%) Cisco ISE
7 1 (3.85%) IP Telephony
7 1 (3.85%) VLAN
General
1 4 (15.38%) Banking
2 3 (11.54%) Finance
3 2 (7.69%) Retail Banking
4 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (19.23%) Firewall Specialist
1 5 (19.23%) Network Engineer
1 5 (19.23%) Network Specialist
1 5 (19.23%) Security Engineer
1 5 (19.23%) Service Manager
1 5 (19.23%) Service Transition Manager
1 5 (19.23%) Transition Manager
2 4 (15.38%) Network Security Specialist
2 4 (15.38%) Security Specialist
3 3 (11.54%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Data Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Data Network Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Consultant
5 1 (3.85%) Coordinator
5 1 (3.85%) ITIL Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Network Consultant
5 1 (3.85%) Project Coordinator
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (15.38%) Linux
1 4 (15.38%) Windows
2 3 (11.54%) Windows 7
2 3 (11.54%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (50.00%) ITIL
2 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (19.23%) Change Management
3 5 (19.23%) DevOps
3 5 (19.23%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (15.38%) Load Balancing
5 2 (7.69%) Business Analysis
5 2 (7.69%) Resource Allocation
5 2 (7.69%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (3.85%) Break/Fix
6 1 (3.85%) Customer Requirements
6 1 (3.85%) High Availability
6 1 (3.85%) Kanban
6 1 (3.85%) Low Latency
6 1 (3.85%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 1 (3.85%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (3.85%) Project Governance
6 1 (3.85%) Release Management
6 1 (3.85%) Two-Factor Authentication
6 1 (3.85%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 10 (38.46%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (7.69%) Degree
4 1 (3.85%) CCIE
4 1 (3.85%) CCNA
4 1 (3.85%) CCNP
4 1 (3.85%) CCSA
4 1 (3.85%) CCSE
4 1 (3.85%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) QA
2 1 (3.85%) PMO
2 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (11.54%) Active Directory
1 3 (11.54%) ProxySG
1 3 (11.54%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (19.23%) Proventia
Vendors
1 13 (50.00%) Cisco
2 11 (42.31%) F5
3 7 (26.92%) Juniper
4 5 (19.23%) Fortinet
4 5 (19.23%) ServiceNow
5 4 (15.38%) Blue Coat
6 3 (11.54%) Brocade
6 3 (11.54%) VMware
7 2 (7.69%) Palo Alto
7 2 (7.69%) Symantec
8 1 (3.85%) Capita
8 1 (3.85%) Citrix