The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of CheckPoint products and/or services in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CheckPoint over the 3 months to 21 February 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
CheckPoint
UK
Rank 216 233 191
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -42
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 502 513 634
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.11% 1.00% 1.23%
As % of the Vendors category 2.48% 2.33% 2.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 353 296 386
Median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £263 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £398
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -5.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 17 3
Median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +5.88%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £43.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+25.71% +2.94%

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

Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
20222 22047 23588
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.60% 43.09% 45.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 12535 13180 13584
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 763 828 962
Median hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.62% +22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.71 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.30 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-19.53% +22.85%

CheckPoint
Jobs Demand Trend

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

CheckPoint Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

CheckPoint
Daily Rate Trend

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

CheckPoint Daily Rate Trend in the UK

CheckPoint
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CheckPoint within the UK over the 3 months to 21 February 2017.

CheckPoint Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

CheckPoint
Hourly Rate Trend

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

CheckPoint Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

CheckPoint
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CheckPoint within the UK over the 3 months to 21 February 2017.

CheckPoint Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

CheckPoint
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CheckPoint within the UK over the 3 months to 21 February 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
England +13 461 £401 +2.03% 79
London +1 172 £450 +5.88% 32
South East +16 122 £413 +3.12% 18
Hampshire +11 54 £420 +5.00% 10
City of London +8 34 £450 +10.09% 7
West Midlands +20 33 £375 +1.69% 8
Berkshire +14 32 £450 +12.50% 1
South West -13 31 £375 +5.63% 4
East of England -1 29 £413 +10.00% 6
North West +35 27 £513 +2.50% 3
Scotland +23 22 £375 +3.44% 2
North East +6 22 £360 - 1
Hertfordshire +7 21 £450 +20.00% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 20 £360 -
Tyne and Wear - 20 £360 -
Bristol -4 19 £375 +5.63% 2
Yorkshire -31 18 £394 +5.00% 7
Edinburgh +27 14 £506 +35.00%
Bracknell +13 14 £550 -
Buckinghamshire +14 13 £350 -36.36%
Hook - 13 £423 -
Shropshire +37 12 £450 +12.50% 2
Surrey +9 12 £500 -4.76% 2
Milton Keynes +15 11 £350 -36.36%
West Yorkshire +15 11 £463 +6.01% 5
Manchester +14 11 £500 +25.00% 2
Birmingham +7 11 £363 +113.23% 3
Southampton +1 11 £375 -6.25% 1
Telford +33 10 £450 +12.50% 2
Stevenage +5 9 £300 -

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 with a requirement for CheckPoint.

1 858 (78.93%) Cisco
2 792 (72.86%) Firewall
3 406 (37.35%) Cisco Certification
4 382 (35.14%) F5
5 362 (33.30%) Cisco ASA
6 354 (32.57%) Juniper
7 313 (28.79%) LAN
8 302 (27.78%) WAN
8 302 (27.78%) Network Security
9 291 (26.77%) CCNP
10 249 (22.91%) Wireless
11 243 (22.36%) Security Cleared
12 223 (20.52%) Finance
13 213 (19.60%) Data Centre
14 207 (19.04%) VPN
15 199 (18.31%) Palo Alto
16 193 (17.76%) SC Cleared
17 184 (16.93%) ITIL
18 180 (16.56%) Cisco Nexus
19 179 (16.47%) Fortinet
20 166 (15.27%) Blue Coat
21 164 (15.09%) CCNA
22 156 (14.35%) VMware
23 151 (13.89%) DNS
24 149 (13.71%) Windows
25 146 (13.43%) OSPF
26 145 (13.34%) Microsoft
27 133 (12.24%) Network Design
28 131 (12.05%) CCIE
29 129 (11.87%) MPLS

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills 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 18 (1.66%) MS Exchange
2 17 (1.56%) SharePoint
3 14 (1.29%) Skype for Business
4 10 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (0.83%) IIS
5 9 (0.83%) OpenStack
6 6 (0.55%) Tomcat
7 5 (0.46%) Apache
7 5 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (0.46%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.28%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.18%) JBoss
9 2 (0.18%) SAS
10 1 (0.092%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.092%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.092%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.092%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.092%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 50 (4.60%) MS Excel
2 22 (2.02%) MS Office
3 20 (1.84%) Spreadsheet
4 13 (1.20%) MS Project
5 4 (0.37%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (0.83%) SAP Hybris
2 3 (0.28%) assyst
2 3 (0.28%) Primavera
3 2 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.18%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 55 (5.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 45 (4.14%) Amazon AWS
3 32 (2.94%) IaaS
4 22 (2.02%) Office 365
5 18 (1.66%) SaaS
6 9 (0.83%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 5 (0.46%) PaaS
8 4 (0.37%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.18%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.18%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.092%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.092%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.092%) AWS CloudTrail
11 1 (0.092%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 792 (72.86%) Firewall
2 362 (33.30%) Cisco ASA
3 313 (28.79%) LAN
4 302 (27.78%) Network Security
4 302 (27.78%) WAN
5 249 (22.91%) Wireless
6 207 (19.04%) VPN
7 180 (16.56%) Cisco Nexus
8 151 (13.89%) DNS
9 146 (13.43%) OSPF
10 129 (11.87%) MPLS
11 119 (10.95%) TCP/IP
12 118 (10.86%) BGP
13 111 (10.21%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 96 (8.83%) BIG-IP
15 89 (8.19%) DHCP
16 86 (7.91%) NetScaler
17 85 (7.82%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
18 81 (7.45%) VoIP
19 74 (6.81%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (3.50%) SQL Server
2 8 (0.74%) MySQL
2 8 (0.74%) Oracle Database
3 6 (0.55%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.18%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.18%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (0.18%) Oracle Exadata
6 2 (0.18%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.18%) Redis
6 2 (0.18%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.18%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.092%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.092%) Big Data
7 1 (0.092%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.092%) Oracle OWB
7 1 (0.092%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.092%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.092%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (0.55%) JIRA
2 4 (0.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (0.28%) Zephyr
4 2 (0.18%) GoCD
5 1 (0.092%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.092%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.092%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.092%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 223 (20.52%) Finance
2 66 (6.07%) Telecoms
3 60 (5.52%) Banking
4 29 (2.67%) Retail
5 13 (1.20%) Law
6 11 (1.01%) Marketing
7 7 (0.64%) Advertising
7 7 (0.64%) Legal
8 6 (0.55%) Local Government
8 6 (0.55%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.46%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.37%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.18%) Billing
11 2 (0.18%) Dutch Language
11 2 (0.18%) Electronics
11 2 (0.18%) Games
11 2 (0.18%) German Language
11 2 (0.18%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.092%) French Language
Job Titles
1 475 (43.70%) Network Engineer
2 144 (13.25%) Cisco Engineer
3 143 (13.16%) Security Engineer
4 130 (11.96%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 115 (10.58%) Network Security Engineer
6 111 (10.21%) Analyst
7 108 (9.94%) Architect
8 77 (7.08%) Firewall Engineer
9 74 (6.81%) Consultant
10 68 (6.26%) Senior Network Engineer
11 65 (5.98%) Network Analyst
12 55 (5.06%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
13 49 (4.51%) Network Consultant
14 45 (4.14%) Network Architect
15 44 (4.05%) Security Consultant
16 42 (3.86%) Network Specialist
17 41 (3.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 40 (3.68%) Network Support
19 38 (3.50%) Security Architect
20 37 (3.40%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (2.12%) 802.1X
2 16 (1.47%) SAML
3 12 (1.10%) CSS
4 10 (0.92%) Regular Expression
5 8 (0.74%) .NET
6 7 (0.64%) Middleware
7 6 (0.55%) XML
8 4 (0.37%) Web Services
8 4 (0.37%) XMPP
9 3 (0.28%) ASP.NET
9 3 (0.28%) SOAP
9 3 (0.28%) Velocity
9 3 (0.28%) WAP
10 2 (0.18%) Oracle Fusion
11 1 (0.092%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 1 (0.092%) LINQ to SQL
11 1 (0.092%) OAuth
11 1 (0.092%) OpenID
11 1 (0.092%) REST
11 1 (0.092%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 213 (19.60%) Data Centre
2 79 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
3 38 (3.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 32 (2.94%) Computer Science
5 28 (2.58%) Management Information System
6 19 (1.75%) CMDB
7 16 (1.47%) PKI
8 15 (1.38%) Fat Client
8 15 (1.38%) Thin Client
9 14 (1.29%) Video Conferencing
10 12 (1.10%) RSA SecurID
11 11 (1.01%) Clustering
11 11 (1.01%) Enterprise Storage
11 11 (1.01%) Public Cloud
12 10 (0.92%) Hybrid Cloud
12 10 (0.92%) Virtual Team
13 9 (0.83%) PMI
13 9 (0.83%) Security Operations Centre
14 8 (0.74%) Wiki
15 7 (0.64%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 149 (13.71%) Windows
2 100 (9.20%) Linux
3 70 (6.44%) Windows Server
4 44 (4.05%) Unix
5 42 (3.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 34 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 24 (2.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (1.20%) Windows 7
9 10 (0.92%) Solaris
9 10 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.37%) Windows 10
11 3 (0.28%) AIX
11 3 (0.28%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.18%) Android
12 2 (0.18%) CatOS
12 2 (0.18%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.18%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.18%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.18%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.092%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (16.93%) ITIL
2 133 (12.24%) Network Design
3 102 (9.38%) Load Balancing
4 82 (7.54%) Service Management
5 80 (7.36%) Migration
6 75 (6.90%) Network Management
7 72 (6.62%) Information Security
7 72 (6.62%) Project Management
8 69 (6.35%) SIEM
9 52 (4.78%) Change Management
10 46 (4.23%) Agile Software Development
11 43 (3.96%) Penetration Testing
12 42 (3.86%) ITSM
13 41 (3.77%) PRINCE2
14 40 (3.68%) Change Control
15 39 (3.59%) Network Architecture
16 37 (3.40%) Incident Management
16 37 (3.40%) Network Monitoring
17 32 (2.94%) Kalman Filter
17 32 (2.94%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 42 (3.86%) SQL
2 35 (3.22%) Python
3 31 (2.85%) PowerShell
4 24 (2.21%) Java
5 11 (1.01%) Perl
6 10 (0.92%) C#
7 5 (0.46%) C
8 4 (0.37%) VB
9 3 (0.28%) Go
9 3 (0.28%) PHP
9 3 (0.28%) Ruby
10 2 (0.18%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.18%) Lisp
10 2 (0.18%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.18%) VBScript
11 1 (0.092%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.092%) Prolog
11 1 (0.092%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 406 (37.35%) Cisco Certification
2 291 (26.77%) CCNP
3 243 (22.36%) Security Cleared
4 193 (17.76%) SC Cleared
5 164 (15.09%) CCNA
6 131 (12.05%) CCIE
7 116 (10.67%) CCSE
8 107 (9.84%) CCSA
9 73 (6.72%) CCDP
10 59 (5.43%) Degree
11 44 (4.05%) CCIP
12 43 (3.96%) JNCIA
12 43 (3.96%) JNCIE
13 42 (3.86%) CISSP
14 30 (2.76%) CCSP
14 30 (2.76%) DV Cleared
15 29 (2.67%) HP ASE
15 29 (2.67%) HP MASE
16 25 (2.30%) JNCIP
17 21 (1.93%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (5.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 35 (3.22%) PCI DSS
3 33 (3.04%) SLA
4 4 (0.37%) Government Security Classifications
4 4 (0.37%) QA
5 3 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.18%) GPG13
6 2 (0.18%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.092%) BS7799
7 1 (0.092%) COBIT
7 1 (0.092%) HMG Infosec
7 1 (0.092%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 110 (10.12%) Active Directory
2 96 (8.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (4.05%) Hyper-V
4 26 (2.39%) ProxySG
5 24 (2.21%) XenServer
6 22 (2.02%) VMware ESX
7 20 (1.84%) XenDesktop
8 14 (1.29%) vCloud
8 14 (1.29%) VMware ESXi
9 13 (1.20%) XenApp
10 12 (1.10%) vSphere
11 10 (0.92%) BitLocker
12 8 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
12 8 (0.74%) Snort
12 8 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
13 7 (0.64%) Terminal Services
14 5 (0.46%) Virtual Desktop
15 4 (0.37%) Firmware
16 2 (0.18%) BIND 9
17 1 (0.092%) Docker
Systems Management
1 99 (9.11%) FortiGate
2 29 (2.67%) Cisco Prime
3 25 (2.30%) Nagios
4 22 (2.02%) Nessus
5 17 (1.56%) Cisco CUCM
5 17 (1.56%) Norton AntiVirus
5 17 (1.56%) SCCM
6 14 (1.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 13 (1.20%) Cisco UCCX
8 12 (1.10%) Forum Sentry
9 10 (0.92%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 9 (0.83%) Cisco UCCE
11 8 (0.74%) CA Spectrum
12 7 (0.64%) OPNET
12 7 (0.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 6 (0.55%) EnCase
13 6 (0.55%) McAfee ePO
13 6 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
13 6 (0.55%) WSUS
14 5 (0.46%) OpenView
Vendors
1 858 (78.93%) Cisco
2 382 (35.14%) F5
3 354 (32.57%) Juniper
4 199 (18.31%) Palo Alto
5 179 (16.47%) Fortinet
6 166 (15.27%) Blue Coat
7 156 (14.35%) VMware
8 145 (13.34%) Microsoft
9 122 (11.22%) Citrix
10 117 (10.76%) HP
11 104 (9.57%) Aruba
12 84 (7.73%) Riverbed
13 70 (6.44%) SolarWinds
14 45 (4.14%) Nokia
15 43 (3.96%) Oracle
16 42 (3.86%) Brocade
17 37 (3.40%) Intel Security
18 36 (3.31%) Splunk
19 35 (3.22%) Symantec
20 33 (3.04%) Dell
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