Period
to 25 July 2017

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 25 July 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
England > South West
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 149 99 150
Rank change year-on-year -50 +51 +7
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 54 117 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.98% 1.94% 1.02%
As % of the Vendors category 2.36% 4.57% 2.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 95 39
South West median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.38% -
10th Percentile £315 £265 £263
90th Percentile £420 £438 £555
England median daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
South West median hourly rate - £43.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +58.18% -29.03%
England median hourly rate £57.00 £37.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year +52.00% -3.85% +30.00%

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 the South West.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 2290 2561 2527
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 41.75% 42.49% 39.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1391 1609 1496
South West median daily rate £390 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +2.74% +0.69%
10th Percentile £213 £225 £213
90th Percentile £538 £538 £513
England median daily rate £438 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +5.42% +3.75% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 131 182
South West median hourly rate £39.00 £24.00 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.50% +18.90% +10.60%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £46.88 £55.00
England median hourly rate £17.00 £17.48 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.72% -0.14% +2.94%

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 25 July 2017.

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 25 July 2017. 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
Bristol +7 32 £375 +4.17% 3
Wiltshire -25 13 £376 +0.33%
Somerset +2 4 £451 +71.62%
Cornwall - 4 £335 -
Dorset -6 1 - -
CheckPoint
England

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 West region with a requirement for CheckPoint.

1 43 (79.63%) Cisco
2 30 (55.56%) Firewall
3 28 (51.85%) F5
4 26 (48.15%) Data Centre
5 21 (38.89%) SolarWinds
6 20 (37.04%) Cisco Nexus
7 18 (33.33%) Unified Communications
7 18 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
7 18 (33.33%) Finance
8 16 (29.63%) Wi-Fi
9 13 (24.07%) VPN
10 12 (22.22%) LAN
10 12 (22.22%) HP
10 12 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
10 12 (22.22%) FWSM
11 11 (20.37%) High Availability
11 11 (20.37%) Security Cleared
11 11 (20.37%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 11 (20.37%) Wireless
11 11 (20.37%) Nokia
11 11 (20.37%) WAN
12 10 (18.52%) SC Cleared
12 10 (18.52%) Network Management
13 9 (16.67%) Network Security
13 9 (16.67%) SLA
13 9 (16.67%) CCNA
14 8 (14.81%) IBM
14 8 (14.81%) Juniper
14 8 (14.81%) MPLS
14 8 (14.81%) Proactive Monitoring

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 (5.56%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (1.85%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 30 (55.56%) Firewall
2 20 (37.04%) Cisco Nexus
3 18 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
3 18 (33.33%) Unified Communications
4 16 (29.63%) Wi-Fi
5 13 (24.07%) VPN
6 12 (22.22%) FWSM
6 12 (22.22%) LAN
7 11 (20.37%) WAN
7 11 (20.37%) Wireless
8 9 (16.67%) Network Security
9 8 (14.81%) MPLS
10 7 (12.96%) Cisco IPT
10 7 (12.96%) IP Telephony
11 5 (9.26%) DNS
12 4 (7.41%) BGP
12 4 (7.41%) OSPF
13 3 (5.56%) PPP
13 3 (5.56%) SSL
13 3 (5.56%) WLAN
General
1 18 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (5.56%) Electronics
2 3 (5.56%) Manufacturing
2 3 (5.56%) Marketing
2 3 (5.56%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.70%) Retail
4 1 (1.85%) German Language
Job Titles
1 30 (55.56%) Network Engineer
2 12 (22.22%) Analyst
3 10 (18.52%) Network Analyst
4 7 (12.96%) Cisco Analyst
4 7 (12.96%) Cisco Network Analyst
5 6 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
5 6 (11.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 5 (9.26%) Check Point Analyst
6 5 (9.26%) Data Centre Engineer
6 5 (9.26%) Data Network Engineer
6 5 (9.26%) Firewall Analyst
6 5 (9.26%) Security Engineer
7 4 (7.41%) Cisco Security Analyst
7 4 (7.41%) Network Security Analyst
7 4 (7.41%) Security Analyst
7 4 (7.41%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (7.41%) Senior Network Analyst
8 3 (5.56%) Network Security Engineer
8 3 (5.56%) Programme Office Support
8 3 (5.56%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.85%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 26 (48.15%) Data Centre
2 11 (20.37%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 4 (7.41%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.70%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.85%) CESG
5 1 (1.85%) Digital Signage
5 1 (1.85%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.85%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.85%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.41%) Windows
2 3 (5.56%) Linux
3 1 (1.85%) AIX
3 1 (1.85%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.85%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (20.37%) High Availability
2 10 (18.52%) Network Management
3 8 (14.81%) Proactive Monitoring
4 7 (12.96%) Service Delivery
5 6 (11.11%) Demand Management
6 5 (9.26%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (7.41%) Load Balancing
8 3 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (5.56%) Digital Marketing
8 3 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (5.56%) Information Security
8 3 (5.56%) Information Security Management
8 3 (5.56%) ISMS
8 3 (5.56%) ITIL
8 3 (5.56%) Migration
8 3 (5.56%) Penetration Testing
8 3 (5.56%) Programme Management
8 3 (5.56%) Resource Management
8 3 (5.56%) Security Management
8 3 (5.56%) SIEM
Qualifications
1 12 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (20.37%) Security Cleared
3 10 (18.52%) SC Cleared
4 9 (16.67%) CCNA
5 7 (12.96%) CCNP
6 3 (5.56%) DV Cleared
6 3 (5.56%) SANS
7 1 (1.85%) CCDP
7 1 (1.85%) Degree
7 1 (1.85%) JNCIA
7 1 (1.85%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (16.67%) SLA
2 3 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.85%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (7.41%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.85%) BitLocker
2 1 (1.85%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.85%) ProxySG
2 1 (1.85%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.85%) XenApp
2 1 (1.85%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (12.96%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (5.56%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.85%) SCCM
3 1 (1.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 43 (79.63%) Cisco
2 28 (51.85%) F5
3 21 (38.89%) SolarWinds
4 12 (22.22%) HP
5 11 (20.37%) Nokia
6 8 (14.81%) IBM
6 8 (14.81%) Juniper
7 7 (12.96%) Blue Coat
7 7 (12.96%) CA
7 7 (12.96%) IronPort
8 4 (7.41%) Aruba
8 4 (7.41%) Citrix
8 4 (7.41%) Forcepoint
8 4 (7.41%) Microsoft
9 3 (5.56%) McAfee
9 3 (5.56%) SAP
10 2 (3.70%) Dell
10 2 (3.70%) Sophos
11 1 (1.85%) VMware
11 1 (1.85%) Wyse