Period
to 24 January 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South 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 24 January 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 > South West
6 months to
24 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 180 144 145
Rank change year-on-year -36 +1 -1
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 19 54 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.36% 1.00% 1.05%
As % of the Vendors category 0.97% 2.46% 2.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 38 46
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +33.33%
10th Percentile £186 £269 £226
90th Percentile £512 £450 £428
England median daily rate £425 £425 £388
% change year-on-year - +9.68% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
South West median hourly rate - £27.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -29.49% +0.65%
England median hourly rate £10.97 £35.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year -68.66% -10.26% +21.88%

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 South West.

All Vendors
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 1,963 2,198 2,487
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 37.33% 40.82% 40.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,214 1,394 1,585
South West median daily rate £400 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% -1.33% -
10th Percentile £210 £178 £213
90th Percentile £575 £535 £502
England median daily rate £450 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 163 138
South West median hourly rate £23.75 £23.28 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.04% -15.36% +37.09%
10th Percentile £11.82 £11.63 £11.17
90th Percentile £47.50 £46.60 £48.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.19 £17.77
% change year-on-year +1.83% -3.29% +7.70%

CheckPoint
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing CheckPoint as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for CheckPoint in the South West

CheckPoint
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CheckPoint in the South West

CheckPoint
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CheckPoint in the South West over the 6 months to 24 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CheckPoint in the South West

CheckPoint
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CheckPoint in the South West

CheckPoint
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 6 months to 24 January 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
Wiltshire +2 5 £425 +7.94% 2
Dorset -1 4 £273 -39.44%
Bristol -31 4 £400 +8.11% 1
Devon +3 3 £190 -9.52% 1
Somerset - 2 - - 1
CheckPoint
England

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 South West region with a requirement for CheckPoint.

1 12 (63.16%) Cisco
2 9 (47.37%) Firewall
3 7 (36.84%) MPLS
4 6 (31.58%) ITIL
4 6 (31.58%) WAN
4 6 (31.58%) DNS
5 5 (26.32%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (26.32%) Finance
5 5 (26.32%) VPN
5 5 (26.32%) Network Security
6 4 (21.05%) Load Balancing
6 4 (21.05%) F5
6 4 (21.05%) IPsec
6 4 (21.05%) IP Telephony
6 4 (21.05%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (21.05%) Migration
6 4 (21.05%) OSPF
6 4 (21.05%) CCNP
6 4 (21.05%) CCNA
7 3 (15.79%) Nortel
7 3 (15.79%) Avaya
7 3 (15.79%) VRRP
7 3 (15.79%) Project Management
7 3 (15.79%) DHCP
7 3 (15.79%) Broadband
7 3 (15.79%) Wireless
7 3 (15.79%) BIG-IP
7 3 (15.79%) Blue Coat
7 3 (15.79%) Nortel Meridian
7 3 (15.79%) High Availability

CheckPoint
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (15.79%) Skype for Business
2 1 (5.26%) MQSeries
Communications & Networking
1 9 (47.37%) Firewall
2 7 (36.84%) MPLS
3 6 (31.58%) DNS
3 6 (31.58%) WAN
4 5 (26.32%) Network Security
4 5 (26.32%) VPN
5 4 (21.05%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (21.05%) IP Telephony
5 4 (21.05%) IPsec
5 4 (21.05%) OSPF
6 3 (15.79%) 4G
6 3 (15.79%) BIG-IP
6 3 (15.79%) DHCP
6 3 (15.79%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 3 (15.79%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 3 (15.79%) HSRP
6 3 (15.79%) Nortel Meridian
6 3 (15.79%) Unified Communications
6 3 (15.79%) VRRP
6 3 (15.79%) Wireless
General
1 5 (26.32%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Network Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) Cisco Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) Cisco Network Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) Cisco Support
2 3 (15.79%) Network Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) Network Support
2 3 (15.79%) Network Support Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) Support Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Architect
3 2 (10.53%) Firewall Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (10.53%) Voice Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) ICT Manager
4 1 (5.26%) ICT Project Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Technical Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Design Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) J2EE
1 1 (5.26%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
1 1 (5.26%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Unix
2 1 (5.26%) Linux
2 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) ITIL
2 4 (21.05%) Load Balancing
2 4 (21.05%) Migration
3 3 (15.79%) High Availability
3 3 (15.79%) Project Management
4 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
5 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.26%) Attack Monitoring
5 1 (5.26%) Change Control
5 1 (5.26%) Change Management
5 1 (5.26%) Dependency Management
5 1 (5.26%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (5.26%) Process Improvement
5 1 (5.26%) Product Management
5 1 (5.26%) Programme Management
5 1 (5.26%) Risk Management
5 1 (5.26%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (5.26%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) Bash Shell
1 1 (5.26%) Java
1 1 (5.26%) Perl
1 1 (5.26%) Python
1 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (21.05%) CCNA
2 4 (21.05%) CCNP
3 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (5.26%) Check Point Certification
4 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) SLA
2 1 (5.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Samba
1 1 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Icinga
1 1 (5.26%) Nagios
1 1 (5.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (63.16%) Cisco
2 4 (21.05%) F5
3 3 (15.79%) Avaya
3 3 (15.79%) Blue Coat
3 3 (15.79%) Meraki
3 3 (15.79%) Nortel
4 2 (10.53%) Fortinet
4 2 (10.53%) Palo Alto
5 1 (5.26%) NetApp
5 1 (5.26%) OpenText
5 1 (5.26%) Red Hat
5 1 (5.26%) SolarWinds
5 1 (5.26%) VMware