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 8 December 2016 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
CheckPoint
Rank 208 259 199
Rank change year-on-year
+51 -60
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 597 501 637
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.20% 0.91% 1.13%
As % of the Vendors category 2.63% 2.12% 2.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 364 319 388
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.29% +4.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 24 4
Median hourly rate £55.00 £39.00 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.02% +16.41%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-29.48% +11.42%

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
22681 23630 25254
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.58% 42.79% 44.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 13879 13869 14919
Median daily rate £420 £400 £382
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +4.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 868 981 1214
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.26 £10.61 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +5.88%

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 8 December 2016.

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 8 December 2016.

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 8 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +46 543 £438 +9.37% 85
London +24 209 £465 +9.41% 30
South East +34 126 £425 +6.25% 15
West Midlands +32 55 £450 +26.31% 8
Hampshire +26 46 £431 +9.52% 2
Berkshire +11 44 £450 +5.88% 9
East of England +2 43 £450 +2.85% 10
Yorkshire +15 38 £300 -9.43% 4
City of London +8 36 £456 +10.60% 7
Hertfordshire +13 30 £475 +12.09% 2
Scotland +12 30 £375 -1.31% 3
South West +20 29 £375 +7.14% 9
South Yorkshire -2 27 £300 +5.26%
Sheffield -2 25 £300 +5.26%
Edinburgh +33 22 £398 +44.54% 2
Shropshire +12 17 £450 +12.50% 1
Reading -2 16 £401 -7.39% 8
Telford +3 15 £450 -10.00% 1
West Yorkshire +18 14 £450 +20.00% 3
Bristol +15 14 £373 +3.47% 5
North West +12 13 £450 +21.62% 8
Bracknell +8 13 £469 -1.31%
Birmingham +1 13 £369 +116.91% 6
North East -18 13 £363 +18.85%
Coventry -3 12 £480 +32.41%
Surrey +15 11 £550 +26.72% 2
Southampton -2 11 £400 - 2
Wales -6 10 £375 +2.31%
East Midlands -17 10 £331 -17.18%
Tyne and Wear -24 9 £350 +14.75%

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, 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 1021 (78.78%) Cisco
2 983 (75.85%) Firewall
3 485 (37.42%) Cisco Certification
4 432 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
5 402 (31.02%) Network Security
6 395 (30.48%) Juniper
7 348 (26.85%) F5
8 339 (26.16%) LAN
9 338 (26.08%) CCNP
10 319 (24.61%) WAN
11 268 (20.68%) VPN
12 255 (19.68%) CCNA
12 255 (19.68%) Finance
13 246 (18.98%) Data Centre
14 242 (18.67%) Security Cleared
15 227 (17.52%) Palo Alto
16 214 (16.51%) Windows
17 211 (16.28%) Cisco Nexus
18 208 (16.05%) Microsoft
19 207 (15.97%) Wireless
20 193 (14.89%) SC Cleared
21 189 (14.58%) Fortinet
22 183 (14.12%) DNS
23 177 (13.66%) OSPF
24 176 (13.58%) VMware
25 167 (12.89%) ITIL
26 163 (12.58%) BGP
27 149 (11.50%) Blue Coat
28 147 (11.34%) TCP/IP
29 144 (11.11%) Active Directory

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 48 (3.70%) MS Exchange
2 19 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (1.39%) Skype for Business
4 9 (0.69%) SharePoint
5 8 (0.62%) OpenStack
6 7 (0.54%) IIS
7 6 (0.46%) WebSphere
8 5 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (0.39%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (0.23%) SAS
10 2 (0.15%) JBoss
10 2 (0.15%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.077%) Apache
11 1 (0.077%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.077%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.077%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.077%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.077%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 77 (5.94%) MS Excel
2 45 (3.47%) MS Office
3 36 (2.78%) MS Visio
4 17 (1.31%) Spreadsheet
5 14 (1.08%) MS Project
6 1 (0.077%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (0.69%) SAP hybris
2 4 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.23%) assyst
4 2 (0.15%) Primavera
4 2 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.077%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 43 (3.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (2.93%) Amazon AWS
3 25 (1.93%) IaaS
4 22 (1.70%) Office 365
5 13 (1.00%) SaaS
6 7 (0.54%) G Suite
6 7 (0.54%) Trello
7 5 (0.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 4 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.23%) IBM PureFlex
9 3 (0.23%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.077%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.077%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.077%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 983 (75.85%) Firewall
2 432 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
3 402 (31.02%) Network Security
4 339 (26.16%) LAN
5 319 (24.61%) WAN
6 268 (20.68%) VPN
7 211 (16.28%) Cisco Nexus
8 207 (15.97%) Wireless
9 183 (14.12%) DNS
10 177 (13.66%) OSPF
11 163 (12.58%) BGP
12 147 (11.34%) TCP/IP
13 133 (10.26%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 118 (9.10%) MPLS
15 110 (8.49%) VoIP
16 107 (8.26%) DHCP
17 101 (7.79%) SSL
18 92 (7.10%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
19 89 (6.87%) NetScaler
20 87 (6.71%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (3.01%) SQL Server
2 11 (0.85%) MySQL
3 10 (0.77%) Oracle Database
4 4 (0.31%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (0.31%) Redis
4 4 (0.31%) Relational Database
4 4 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (0.23%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (0.23%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.15%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.15%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.15%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (0.15%) Oracle Exadata
6 2 (0.15%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.15%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.077%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.077%) Oracle OWB
7 1 (0.077%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.077%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 5 (0.39%) JIRA
1 5 (0.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (0.31%) GoCD
2 4 (0.31%) Jenkins
2 4 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.23%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.15%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 255 (19.68%) Finance
2 60 (4.63%) Telecoms
3 58 (4.48%) Banking
4 28 (2.16%) Retail
5 20 (1.54%) Legal
6 15 (1.16%) Law
7 13 (1.00%) Local Government
8 12 (0.93%) Marketing
9 9 (0.69%) Advertising
9 9 (0.69%) Financial Institution
10 6 (0.46%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.31%) Billing
11 4 (0.31%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.15%) Back Office
12 2 (0.15%) Dutch Language
12 2 (0.15%) Games
13 1 (0.077%) French Language
13 1 (0.077%) German Language
13 1 (0.077%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 559 (43.13%) Network Engineer
2 192 (14.81%) Security Engineer
3 166 (12.81%) Cisco Engineer
4 161 (12.42%) Network Security Engineer
5 148 (11.42%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 120 (9.26%) Consultant
7 113 (8.72%) Architect
8 101 (7.79%) Analyst
9 97 (7.48%) Firewall Engineer
10 90 (6.94%) Senior Network Engineer
11 69 (5.32%) Network Consultant
12 61 (4.71%) Network Support
12 61 (4.71%) Support Engineer
13 60 (4.63%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
13 60 (4.63%) Security Consultant
14 53 (4.09%) Network Analyst
15 52 (4.01%) Network Support Engineer
16 45 (3.47%) Administrator
16 45 (3.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 41 (3.16%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (1.70%) CSS
2 17 (1.31%) 802.1X
2 17 (1.31%) Regular Expression
3 15 (1.16%) SAML
4 9 (0.69%) .NET
5 6 (0.46%) Middleware
5 6 (0.46%) XML
6 3 (0.23%) SOAP
6 3 (0.23%) Velocity
7 2 (0.15%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.15%) Java EE
7 2 (0.15%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (0.15%) WAP
7 2 (0.15%) Web Services
7 2 (0.15%) XMPP
8 1 (0.077%) CGI
8 1 (0.077%) J2EE
8 1 (0.077%) JSON
8 1 (0.077%) LAMP
8 1 (0.077%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 246 (18.98%) Data Centre
2 62 (4.78%) Analytical Skills
3 38 (2.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 32 (2.47%) Management Information System
5 27 (2.08%) PKI
6 19 (1.47%) CMDB
7 17 (1.31%) Security Operations Centre
8 16 (1.23%) Computer Science
9 15 (1.16%) Fat Client
9 15 (1.16%) Thin Client
10 14 (1.08%) CESG
11 12 (0.93%) Hybrid Cloud
11 12 (0.93%) PMI
12 11 (0.85%) Clustering
12 11 (0.85%) RSA SecurID
13 10 (0.77%) Public Cloud
13 10 (0.77%) Video Conferencing
14 8 (0.62%) Enterprise Storage
14 8 (0.62%) Hedge funds
15 7 (0.54%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 214 (16.51%) Windows
2 120 (9.26%) Linux
3 118 (9.10%) Windows Server
4 62 (4.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 48 (3.70%) Unix
6 46 (3.55%) Windows Server 2012
7 26 (2.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 18 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
9 15 (1.16%) Windows 7
10 12 (0.93%) Solaris
11 6 (0.46%) Windows XP
12 5 (0.39%) AIX
12 5 (0.39%) Windows 10
13 4 (0.31%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.23%) SUSE
14 3 (0.23%) Windows 2000
14 3 (0.23%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.077%) CentOS
15 1 (0.077%) Mandriva Linux
15 1 (0.077%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (12.89%) ITIL
2 132 (10.19%) Load Balancing
3 106 (8.18%) Network Management
4 102 (7.87%) Network Design
5 96 (7.41%) Project Management
6 95 (7.33%) Migration
6 95 (7.33%) SIEM
7 90 (6.94%) Information Security
8 73 (5.63%) Change Control
9 71 (5.48%) Agile Software Development
10 63 (4.86%) Change Management
11 58 (4.48%) Network Monitoring
12 57 (4.40%) PRINCE2
13 55 (4.24%) Kalman Filter
14 51 (3.94%) Network Architecture
15 49 (3.78%) Service Management
16 44 (3.40%) Penetration Testing
17 42 (3.24%) Stakeholder Management
18 41 (3.16%) Service Delivery
19 39 (3.01%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (4.01%) SQL
2 51 (3.94%) PowerShell
3 43 (3.32%) Python
4 34 (2.62%) Java
5 13 (1.00%) C#
6 12 (0.93%) Shell Script
7 11 (0.85%) Perl
8 7 (0.54%) Go
8 7 (0.54%) Ruby
8 7 (0.54%) VB
9 6 (0.46%) C
10 4 (0.31%) PHP
11 1 (0.077%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.077%) Prolog
11 1 (0.077%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 485 (37.42%) Cisco Certification
2 338 (26.08%) CCNP
3 255 (19.68%) CCNA
4 242 (18.67%) Security Cleared
5 193 (14.89%) SC Cleared
6 94 (7.25%) CCIE
7 85 (6.56%) CCSA
8 79 (6.10%) CCSE
9 63 (4.86%) CISSP
10 55 (4.24%) Degree
11 49 (3.78%) CCDP
12 36 (2.78%) DV Cleared
13 34 (2.62%) Check Point Certification
14 33 (2.55%) JNCIP
15 31 (2.39%) Microsoft Certification
16 28 (2.16%) CCVP
16 28 (2.16%) CISM
17 27 (2.08%) CCSP
18 21 (1.62%) MCSA
19 19 (1.47%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (5.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 59 (4.55%) PCI DSS
3 34 (2.62%) SLA
4 13 (1.00%) Government Security Classifications
5 12 (0.93%) QA
6 10 (0.77%) Disclosure Scotland
7 7 (0.54%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 7 (0.54%) JSP 440
8 6 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.31%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.077%) BS7799
10 1 (0.077%) COBIT
10 1 (0.077%) GPG13
10 1 (0.077%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 144 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 107 (8.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (2.85%) Hyper-V
4 31 (2.39%) VMware ESX
5 25 (1.93%) ProxySG
5 25 (1.93%) XenServer
6 22 (1.70%) XenDesktop
7 19 (1.47%) vSphere
8 18 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
9 12 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
9 12 (0.93%) XenApp
10 10 (0.77%) Snort
11 8 (0.62%) Firmware
11 8 (0.62%) vCloud
12 7 (0.54%) Microsoft App-V
13 6 (0.46%) BitLocker
14 4 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
15 3 (0.23%) BIND 9
15 3 (0.23%) Terminal Server
15 3 (0.23%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 80 (6.17%) FortiGate
2 28 (2.16%) Cisco CUCM
2 28 (2.16%) Nessus
3 27 (2.08%) SCCM
4 23 (1.77%) Nagios
5 21 (1.62%) Cisco Prime
5 21 (1.62%) Cisco UCCX
5 21 (1.62%) Norton AntiVirus
5 21 (1.62%) OPNET
6 14 (1.08%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 12 (0.93%) QRadar
8 11 (0.85%) CA Spectrum
8 11 (0.85%) Cacti
9 10 (0.77%) Cisco UCCE
9 10 (0.77%) Puppet
10 9 (0.69%) McAfee ePO
10 9 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
10 9 (0.69%) Oracle Identity Manager
11 8 (0.62%) WSUS
12 7 (0.54%) OpenView
Vendors
1 1021 (78.78%) Cisco
2 395 (30.48%) Juniper
3 348 (26.85%) F5
4 227 (17.52%) Palo Alto
5 208 (16.05%) Microsoft
6 189 (14.58%) Fortinet
7 176 (13.58%) VMware
8 149 (11.50%) Blue Coat
9 123 (9.49%) Citrix
10 102 (7.87%) HP
11 92 (7.10%) Aruba
12 82 (6.33%) SolarWinds
13 70 (5.40%) Riverbed
14 54 (4.17%) Intel Security
15 49 (3.78%) Dell
16 44 (3.40%) Brocade
16 44 (3.40%) Splunk
17 39 (3.01%) Avaya
18 37 (2.85%) Oracle
19 36 (2.78%) Symantec
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