The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of CheckPoint products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CheckPoint over the 3 months to 22 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not 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.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
CheckPoint
UK / England
Rank 199 240 176
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -64
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 492 451 597
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.21% 0.97% 1.29%
As % of the Vendors category 2.67% 2.26% 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 266 375
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 24 2
Median hourly rate £55.00 £42.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.95% +31.25%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £45.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +40.62%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Vendors Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
18459 19999 21199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.24% 43.00% 45.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 11474 11915 12658
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 657 815 938
Median hourly rate £19.77 £22.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.14% +28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £11.42 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.63 £39.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £22.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-17.77% +32.35%

CheckPoint
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing CheckPoint as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

CheckPoint Jobs Demand Trend in England

CheckPoint
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing CheckPoint across the England region.

CheckPoint Daily Rate Trend in England

CheckPoint
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CheckPoint across the England region over the 3 months to 22 January 2017.

CheckPoint Daily Rate Histogram in England

CheckPoint
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

CheckPoint Hourly Rate Trend in England

CheckPoint
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CheckPoint across the England region over the 3 months to 22 January 2017.

CheckPoint Hourly Rate Histogram in England

CheckPoint
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CheckPoint within the England region over the 3 months to 22 January 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
London +31 184 £450 +5.88% 27
South East +22 123 £420 +5.00% 13
West Midlands +31 44 £450 +24.13% 13
East of England -14 32 £450 +5.88% 5
Yorkshire -16 30 £300 -20.00% 3
South West +2 28 £375 +7.14% 4
North West +32 21 £463 -7.50% 8
North East +2 21 £360 - 1
East Midlands +1 9 £425 +26.86% 1
CheckPoint
UK

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 England region with a requirement for CheckPoint.

1 816 (77.94%) Cisco
2 772 (73.73%) Firewall
3 388 (37.06%) Cisco Certification
4 328 (31.33%) Juniper
5 313 (29.89%) Cisco ASA
6 309 (29.51%) Network Security
7 294 (28.08%) LAN
8 289 (27.60%) F5
9 283 (27.03%) WAN
10 256 (24.45%) CCNP
11 227 (21.68%) Finance
12 206 (19.68%) Security Cleared
13 203 (19.39%) VPN
14 191 (18.24%) Palo Alto
15 187 (17.86%) Data Centre
16 183 (17.48%) Wireless
17 182 (17.38%) CCNA
18 177 (16.91%) Cisco Nexus
19 167 (15.95%) Microsoft
20 163 (15.57%) SC Cleared
21 161 (15.38%) Windows
22 154 (14.71%) ITIL
23 147 (14.04%) VMware
24 144 (13.75%) Fortinet
24 144 (13.75%) DNS
25 134 (12.80%) OSPF
26 133 (12.70%) Blue Coat
27 122 (11.65%) TCP/IP
28 121 (11.56%) Active Directory
29 120 (11.46%) Citrix

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 40 (3.82%) MS Exchange
2 16 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2010
2 16 (1.53%) Skype for Business
3 11 (1.05%) IIS
3 11 (1.05%) SharePoint
4 6 (0.57%) Tomcat
4 6 (0.57%) WebSphere
5 5 (0.48%) Apache
5 5 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (0.48%) OpenStack
5 5 (0.48%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.19%) JBoss
6 2 (0.19%) SAS
7 1 (0.096%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.096%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.096%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.096%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.096%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.096%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 56 (5.35%) MS Excel
2 28 (2.67%) MS Office
3 19 (1.81%) Spreadsheet
4 15 (1.43%) MS Visio
5 12 (1.15%) MS Project
6 1 (0.096%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (0.86%) SAP hybris
2 3 (0.29%) assyst
2 3 (0.29%) Primavera
3 2 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.096%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.096%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 43 (4.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 42 (4.01%) Amazon AWS
3 27 (2.58%) IaaS
4 20 (1.91%) Office 365
5 16 (1.53%) SaaS
6 9 (0.86%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 4 (0.38%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (0.38%) PaaS
8 3 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.19%) G Suite
9 2 (0.19%) IBM PureFlex
9 2 (0.19%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.19%) Trello
10 1 (0.096%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.096%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.096%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 772 (73.73%) Firewall
2 313 (29.89%) Cisco ASA
3 309 (29.51%) Network Security
4 294 (28.08%) LAN
5 283 (27.03%) WAN
6 203 (19.39%) VPN
7 183 (17.48%) Wireless
8 177 (16.91%) Cisco Nexus
9 144 (13.75%) DNS
10 134 (12.80%) OSPF
11 122 (11.65%) TCP/IP
12 108 (10.32%) BGP
13 96 (9.17%) MPLS
14 89 (8.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 87 (8.31%) VoIP
16 80 (7.64%) NetScaler
17 79 (7.55%) DHCP
18 77 (7.35%) SSL
19 69 (6.59%) BIG-IP
20 67 (6.40%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (3.44%) SQL Server
2 11 (1.05%) MySQL
3 8 (0.76%) Oracle Database
4 6 (0.57%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (0.38%) Redis
6 3 (0.29%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.19%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.19%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (0.19%) Oracle Exadata
7 2 (0.19%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.096%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.096%) Oracle OWB
8 1 (0.096%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.096%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.096%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.096%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.096%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (0.67%) JIRA
2 4 (0.38%) GoCD
2 4 (0.38%) Jenkins
2 4 (0.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (0.29%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.29%) Zephyr
4 2 (0.19%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.096%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 227 (21.68%) Finance
2 66 (6.30%) Telecoms
3 61 (5.83%) Banking
4 30 (2.87%) Retail
5 11 (1.05%) Advertising
6 10 (0.96%) Local Government
7 9 (0.86%) Marketing
8 8 (0.76%) Financial Institution
9 7 (0.67%) Law
9 7 (0.67%) Legal
10 5 (0.48%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.38%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.29%) Billing
13 2 (0.19%) Back Office
13 2 (0.19%) Dutch Language
13 2 (0.19%) Games
13 2 (0.19%) German Language
13 2 (0.19%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.096%) French Language
Job Titles
1 454 (43.36%) Network Engineer
2 153 (14.61%) Security Engineer
3 142 (13.56%) Cisco Engineer
4 131 (12.51%) Network Security Engineer
5 126 (12.03%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 110 (10.51%) Architect
7 93 (8.88%) Analyst
8 74 (7.07%) Firewall Engineer
9 66 (6.30%) Senior Network Engineer
10 63 (6.02%) Consultant
11 51 (4.87%) Network Analyst
12 45 (4.30%) Network Support
13 41 (3.92%) Support Engineer
14 39 (3.72%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
15 38 (3.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 38 (3.63%) Network Architect
16 37 (3.53%) Administrator
17 36 (3.44%) Network Consultant
17 36 (3.44%) Security Consultant
18 35 (3.34%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (1.34%) 802.1X
1 14 (1.34%) CSS
1 14 (1.34%) SAML
2 10 (0.96%) Regular Expression
3 8 (0.76%) .NET
4 7 (0.67%) Middleware
5 6 (0.57%) XML
6 4 (0.38%) XMPP
7 3 (0.29%) SOAP
7 3 (0.29%) Velocity
7 3 (0.29%) Web Services
8 2 (0.19%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.19%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (0.19%) WAP
9 1 (0.096%) CGI
9 1 (0.096%) Java EE
9 1 (0.096%) JSON
9 1 (0.096%) LAMP
9 1 (0.096%) LINQ to SQL
9 1 (0.096%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 187 (17.86%) Data Centre
2 57 (5.44%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (3.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 24 (2.29%) Computer Science
5 22 (2.10%) Management Information System
6 17 (1.62%) CMDB
7 16 (1.53%) Fat Client
7 16 (1.53%) PKI
7 16 (1.53%) Thin Client
8 14 (1.34%) Public Cloud
9 12 (1.15%) Security Operations Centre
9 12 (1.15%) Video Conferencing
10 11 (1.05%) Clustering
11 9 (0.86%) Enterprise Storage
11 9 (0.86%) PMI
12 8 (0.76%) Driving Licence
12 8 (0.76%) RSA SecurID
12 8 (0.76%) Virtual Team
13 7 (0.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 7 (0.67%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 161 (15.38%) Windows
2 101 (9.65%) Linux
3 83 (7.93%) Windows Server
4 50 (4.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 44 (4.20%) Unix
6 40 (3.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 21 (2.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (1.34%) Windows 7
9 13 (1.24%) Windows Server 2003
10 11 (1.05%) Solaris
11 5 (0.48%) Windows XP
12 4 (0.38%) Windows 10
13 3 (0.29%) SUSE
14 2 (0.19%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.19%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.19%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.096%) AIX
15 1 (0.096%) Android
15 1 (0.096%) Mandriva Linux
15 1 (0.096%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (14.71%) ITIL
2 106 (10.12%) Network Design
3 97 (9.26%) Load Balancing
4 80 (7.64%) Network Management
5 73 (6.97%) Project Management
6 72 (6.88%) SIEM
7 70 (6.69%) Migration
8 65 (6.21%) Information Security
9 59 (5.64%) Service Management
10 53 (5.06%) Change Control
11 52 (4.97%) Change Management
12 48 (4.58%) Agile Software Development
13 45 (4.30%) PRINCE2
14 41 (3.92%) Penetration Testing
15 40 (3.82%) Network Monitoring
16 39 (3.72%) Network Architecture
17 37 (3.53%) Incident Management
18 35 (3.34%) Kalman Filter
19 34 (3.25%) Disaster Recovery
20 31 (2.96%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (3.63%) Python
1 38 (3.63%) SQL
2 35 (3.34%) PowerShell
3 29 (2.77%) Java
4 10 (0.96%) C#
5 7 (0.67%) Go
5 7 (0.67%) Ruby
6 6 (0.57%) C
6 6 (0.57%) Perl
7 5 (0.48%) VB
8 4 (0.38%) PHP
9 3 (0.29%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.096%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.096%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.096%) Lisp
10 1 (0.096%) Prolog
10 1 (0.096%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 388 (37.06%) Cisco Certification
2 256 (24.45%) CCNP
3 206 (19.68%) Security Cleared
4 182 (17.38%) CCNA
5 163 (15.57%) SC Cleared
6 108 (10.32%) CCIE
7 97 (9.26%) CCSA
8 94 (8.98%) CCSE
9 52 (4.97%) CCDP
9 52 (4.97%) Degree
10 43 (4.11%) CISSP
11 30 (2.87%) Microsoft Certification
12 29 (2.77%) DV Cleared
13 28 (2.67%) CCSP
13 28 (2.67%) CCVP
14 26 (2.48%) JNCIP
15 25 (2.39%) Check Point Certification
15 25 (2.39%) JNCIA
16 22 (2.10%) CCIP
16 22 (2.10%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (5.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 41 (3.92%) PCI DSS
3 25 (2.39%) SLA
4 13 (1.24%) Government Security Classifications
5 6 (0.57%) QA
6 4 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.19%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.19%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.096%) BS7799
8 1 (0.096%) COBIT
8 1 (0.096%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.096%) GPG13
8 1 (0.096%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 121 (11.56%) Active Directory
2 91 (8.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (3.72%) Hyper-V
4 24 (2.29%) VMware ESX
5 23 (2.20%) XenServer
6 20 (1.91%) XenDesktop
7 16 (1.53%) ProxySG
8 15 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
9 12 (1.15%) XenApp
10 11 (1.05%) vCloud
11 10 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
12 9 (0.86%) Snort
12 9 (0.86%) vSphere
13 8 (0.76%) Microsoft App-V
14 7 (0.67%) BitLocker
15 5 (0.48%) Firmware
15 5 (0.48%) Terminal Services
15 5 (0.48%) Virtual Desktop
16 3 (0.29%) BIND 9
16 3 (0.29%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 65 (6.21%) FortiGate
2 25 (2.39%) Cisco CUCM
3 23 (2.20%) Nessus
4 20 (1.91%) Cisco UCCX
4 20 (1.91%) Nagios
5 19 (1.81%) SCCM
6 16 (1.53%) Norton AntiVirus
7 15 (1.43%) Cisco Prime
8 12 (1.15%) OPNET
9 10 (0.96%) Cisco UCCE
9 10 (0.96%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 10 (0.96%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 9 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
10 9 (0.86%) Puppet
11 7 (0.67%) Ansible
11 7 (0.67%) CA Spectrum
11 7 (0.67%) WSUS
12 6 (0.57%) EnCase
12 6 (0.57%) QRadar
12 6 (0.57%) Terraform
Vendors
1 816 (77.94%) Cisco
2 328 (31.33%) Juniper
3 289 (27.60%) F5
4 191 (18.24%) Palo Alto
5 167 (15.95%) Microsoft
6 147 (14.04%) VMware
7 144 (13.75%) Fortinet
8 133 (12.70%) Blue Coat
9 120 (11.46%) Citrix
10 95 (9.07%) HP
11 85 (8.12%) Aruba
12 62 (5.92%) Riverbed
13 55 (5.25%) SolarWinds
14 43 (4.11%) Brocade
15 40 (3.82%) Oracle
16 37 (3.53%) Dell
17 35 (3.34%) Avaya
17 35 (3.34%) Nokia
18 31 (2.96%) Intel Security
18 31 (2.96%) Splunk
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