The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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 3 months to 27 March 2017 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
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 68 46
Rank change year-on-year +19 -22  
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 7 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 1.25% 0.35% 0.44%
As % of the Vendors category 2.55% 0.82% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 2
Median daily rate £375 £388 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.22% +9.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £338 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £438 £399
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -5.40% -12.94%  

CheckPoint is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 275 244 221
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 49.28% 42.36% 48.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 143 148
Median daily rate £375 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £138 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £463 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 7 8
Median hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.15% +5.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.14 £13.50 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £20.00 £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.38 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -13.81% +11.76%  

CheckPoint
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales citing CheckPoint as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for CheckPoint in South Wales

CheckPoint
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing CheckPoint in South Wales.

Contractor daily rate trend for CheckPoint in South Wales

CheckPoint
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing CheckPoint in South Wales.

Contractor hourly rate trend for CheckPoint in South Wales

CheckPoint
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CheckPoint within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +23 4 £375 -3.22% 3
Bridgend - 1 £450 -
CheckPoint
Wales

CheckPoint
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing CheckPoint also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South Wales region with a requirement for CheckPoint.

1 13 (100.00%) Cisco
2 9 (69.23%) Cisco ASA
2 9 (69.23%) F5
3 8 (61.54%) Firewall
4 7 (53.85%) LAN
5 6 (46.15%) WAN
5 6 (46.15%) SLA
5 6 (46.15%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (46.15%) SC Cleared
5 6 (46.15%) Security Cleared
6 5 (38.46%) Service Delivery
6 5 (38.46%) CCNP
6 5 (38.46%) CCIP
7 4 (30.77%) CCDP
7 4 (30.77%) Wireless
7 4 (30.77%) Load Balancing
8 3 (23.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
8 3 (23.08%) Juniper
9 2 (15.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (15.38%) Symantec
9 2 (15.38%) VPN
9 2 (15.38%) WLAN
9 2 (15.38%) Windows
9 2 (15.38%) Blue Coat
9 2 (15.38%) PKI
9 2 (15.38%) Incident Management
9 2 (15.38%) VLAN
9 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
9 2 (15.38%) Information Security

CheckPoint
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 9 (69.23%) Cisco ASA
2 8 (61.54%) Firewall
3 7 (53.85%) LAN
4 6 (46.15%) WAN
5 4 (30.77%) Wireless
6 2 (15.38%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 2 (15.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (15.38%) VLAN
6 2 (15.38%) VPN
6 2 (15.38%) WLAN
7 1 (7.69%) DHCP
7 1 (7.69%) DNS
7 1 (7.69%) Network Security
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (76.92%) Network Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Juniper Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Security Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) SOC Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (7.69%) Blue Coat Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Security Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) IT Security Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Network Support
4 1 (7.69%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Security Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) SIEM Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Splunk Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
1 2 (15.38%) PKI
2 1 (7.69%) Security Operations Centre
2 1 (7.69%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Service Delivery
2 4 (30.77%) Load Balancing
3 2 (15.38%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (15.38%) Incident Management
3 2 (15.38%) Information Security
3 2 (15.38%) Line Management
3 2 (15.38%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 2 (15.38%) Process Improvement
3 2 (15.38%) SIEM
3 2 (15.38%) Two-Factor Authentication
3 2 (15.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 1 (7.69%) Analytics
4 1 (7.69%) Change Control
4 1 (7.69%) Contact Management
4 1 (7.69%) Dashboard Development
4 1 (7.69%) Disk Encryption
4 1 (7.69%) ITIL V3
4 1 (7.69%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (7.69%) Security Operations
4 1 (7.69%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (46.15%) SC Cleared
1 6 (46.15%) Security Cleared
2 5 (38.46%) CCIP
2 5 (38.46%) CCNP
3 4 (30.77%) CCDP
4 1 (7.69%) CCNA
4 1 (7.69%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (46.15%) SLA
2 3 (23.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.69%) ProxySG
1 1 (7.69%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Nessus
1 2 (15.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 2 (15.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (7.69%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (7.69%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (7.69%) SCCM
2 1 (7.69%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) Cisco
2 9 (69.23%) F5
3 3 (23.08%) Juniper
3 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
4 2 (15.38%) Blue Coat
4 2 (15.38%) ScanSafe
4 2 (15.38%) Sourcefire
4 2 (15.38%) Splunk
4 2 (15.38%) Symantec
5 1 (7.69%) Fortinet
5 1 (7.69%) Intel Security
5 1 (7.69%) Red Hat
5 1 (7.69%) Remedy
5 1 (7.69%) VMware