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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
CheckPoint
Rank 204 217 212
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -5
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 668 644 604
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.25% 1.13% 1.06%
As % of the Vendors category 2.78% 2.60% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 442 434 355
Median daily rate £415 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.09% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 7
Median hourly rate £33.75 £27.83 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.28% -13.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.41 £14.21 £22.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £43.00 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £27.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -32.50%

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
24006 24762 25965
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.85% 43.28% 45.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 14651 14641 14653
Median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 858 1077 1171
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.80 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% -6.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.02 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.89 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+0.64% -0.63%

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 27 September 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 27 September 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 27 September 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 +6 612 £425 +9.67% 96
London -6 250 £450 +5.88% 33
South East +6 154 £425 +13.33% 24
East of England +46 70 £330 -22.35% 12
Hampshire +57 61 £425 +13.33% 4
City of London +17 60 £450 - 9
West Midlands +4 43 £388 +26.53% 9
Berkshire +4 42 £450 +16.12% 5
Hertfordshire +25 35 £320 -32.63% 5
Scotland +18 32 £344 -11.46% 6
South West -1 28 £396 +17.40% 5
Bedfordshire +19 27 £330 -8.96% 2
Yorkshire +1 27 £392 -13.95% 2
North West +14 26 £350 - 7
Manchester -4 22 £338 -3.57% 7
Edinburgh +23 20 £350 +18.34% 2
Bedford - 18 £330 - 2
South Wales +26 17 £356 -13.63% 6
Wales +22 17 £356 -16.17% 6
Watford - 17 £300 - 1
Shropshire -10 16 £400 +33.33%
Telford -12 16 £400 -
Bristol +1 14 £338 +3.84% 3
Surrey +7 13 £388 - 3
Reading +4 13 £470 +21.29% 3
Middlesex +12 11 £438 -2.77%
West Yorkshire -3 11 £400 - 1
Winchester - 11 £475 - 1
Bracknell - 11 £375 - 1
Cardiff +25 10 £363 -14.70% 3

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 1075 (81.25%) Cisco
2 1043 (78.84%) Firewall
3 550 (41.57%) Cisco Certification
4 444 (33.56%) Juniper
5 441 (33.33%) Network Security
6 422 (31.90%) Cisco ASA
7 416 (31.44%) CCNP
8 375 (28.34%) F5
9 338 (25.55%) LAN
10 335 (25.32%) WAN
11 295 (22.30%) CCNA
12 250 (18.90%) VPN
12 250 (18.90%) Finance
13 240 (18.14%) Data Centre
14 238 (17.99%) Fortinet
15 236 (17.84%) Security Cleared
16 219 (16.55%) Cisco Nexus
17 218 (16.48%) Windows
18 213 (16.10%) BGP
19 212 (16.02%) OSPF
20 209 (15.80%) Wireless
21 201 (15.19%) Microsoft
21 201 (15.19%) Palo Alto
22 194 (14.66%) SC Cleared
23 183 (13.83%) TCP/IP
24 179 (13.53%) ITIL
25 168 (12.70%) DNS
25 168 (12.70%) Load Balancing
26 167 (12.62%) VMware
27 161 (12.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM

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 52 (3.93%) MS Exchange
2 25 (1.89%) OpenStack
3 20 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (1.51%) Skype for Business
4 13 (0.98%) SharePoint
5 11 (0.83%) MQSeries
6 10 (0.76%) IIS
7 6 (0.45%) WebSphere
8 5 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.15%) Apache
11 2 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.15%) JBoss
11 2 (0.15%) SAS
11 2 (0.15%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.15%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.076%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.076%) nginx
12 1 (0.076%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 84 (6.35%) MS Excel
2 47 (3.55%) MS Visio
3 42 (3.17%) MS Office
4 10 (0.76%) MS Project
5 6 (0.45%) ProjectWise
6 5 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (0.68%) SAP hybris
2 4 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.076%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.076%) Primavera
4 1 (0.076%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 33 (2.49%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (1.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (1.21%) IaaS
3 16 (1.21%) SaaS
4 15 (1.13%) Office 365
5 7 (0.53%) Google Apps
5 7 (0.53%) Trello
6 5 (0.38%) Mimecast
7 3 (0.23%) IBM PureFlex
8 2 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.076%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.076%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.076%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.076%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1043 (78.84%) Firewall
2 441 (33.33%) Network Security
3 422 (31.90%) Cisco ASA
4 338 (25.55%) LAN
5 335 (25.32%) WAN
6 250 (18.90%) VPN
7 219 (16.55%) Cisco Nexus
8 213 (16.10%) BGP
9 212 (16.02%) OSPF
10 209 (15.80%) Wireless
11 183 (13.83%) TCP/IP
12 168 (12.70%) DNS
13 161 (12.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 133 (10.05%) MPLS
15 109 (8.24%) VoIP
16 108 (8.16%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
17 101 (7.63%) SSL
18 99 (7.48%) Internet
19 90 (6.80%) BIG-IP
20 89 (6.73%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (3.25%) SQL Server
2 12 (0.91%) Oracle Database
3 7 (0.53%) MySQL
4 5 (0.38%) Relational Database
4 5 (0.38%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (0.30%) Redis
5 4 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.15%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.15%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.076%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.076%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.076%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.076%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (0.076%) Oracle OWB
7 1 (0.076%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.076%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 5 (0.38%) Jenkins
2 4 (0.30%) GoCD
2 4 (0.30%) JIRA
2 4 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.23%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.15%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (0.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.076%) Visual Studio
General
1 250 (18.90%) Finance
2 62 (4.69%) Banking
3 57 (4.31%) Telecoms
4 35 (2.65%) Retail
5 25 (1.89%) Legal
6 16 (1.21%) Marketing
7 11 (0.83%) Manufacturing
8 10 (0.76%) Advertising
8 10 (0.76%) Law
8 10 (0.76%) Local Government
9 8 (0.60%) Financial Institution
10 7 (0.53%) Billing
11 6 (0.45%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.23%) Back Office
12 3 (0.23%) Electronics
13 2 (0.15%) French Language
13 2 (0.15%) Front Office
13 2 (0.15%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.076%) Dutch Language
14 1 (0.076%) German Language
Job Titles
1 611 (46.18%) Network Engineer
2 197 (14.89%) Security Engineer
3 166 (12.55%) Cisco Engineer
4 160 (12.09%) Network Security Engineer
5 150 (11.34%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 107 (8.09%) Architect
6 107 (8.09%) Consultant
7 104 (7.86%) Analyst
8 99 (7.48%) Firewall Engineer
9 92 (6.95%) Senior Network Engineer
10 62 (4.69%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
11 59 (4.46%) Network Consultant
12 56 (4.23%) Network Analyst
13 55 (4.16%) Support Engineer
14 53 (4.01%) Network Support
15 49 (3.70%) Security Consultant
16 44 (3.33%) Network Support Engineer
17 43 (3.25%) Network Architect
18 42 (3.17%) Security Analyst
19 40 (3.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (2.49%) 802.1X
2 27 (2.04%) CSS
3 18 (1.36%) Regular Expression
4 14 (1.06%) SAML
5 11 (0.83%) J2EE
6 9 (0.68%) Middleware
7 6 (0.45%) Web Services
8 4 (0.30%) .NET
8 4 (0.30%) OCX
9 2 (0.15%) Java EE
9 2 (0.15%) Velocity
9 2 (0.15%) WAP
10 1 (0.076%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.076%) LAMP
10 1 (0.076%) Oracle Fusion
10 1 (0.076%) RESTful
10 1 (0.076%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 240 (18.14%) Data Centre
2 71 (5.37%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (2.49%) Management Information System
4 31 (2.34%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 27 (2.04%) PKI
6 20 (1.51%) Computer Science
7 16 (1.21%) CESG
8 15 (1.13%) RSA SecurID
9 14 (1.06%) iPad
9 14 (1.06%) Security Operations Centre
10 13 (0.98%) User Experience
11 11 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
11 11 (0.83%) Hybrid Cloud
11 11 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
12 10 (0.76%) Public Cloud
13 9 (0.68%) NHS
13 9 (0.68%) Private Cloud
14 8 (0.60%) Visualisation
15 7 (0.53%) Fat Client
15 7 (0.53%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 218 (16.48%) Windows
2 150 (11.34%) Linux
3 129 (9.75%) Windows Server
4 61 (4.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 42 (3.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 41 (3.10%) Unix
7 35 (2.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 24 (1.81%) Windows Server 2003
9 19 (1.44%) Windows 7
10 10 (0.76%) Solaris
11 8 (0.60%) Windows XP
12 7 (0.53%) Windows 8
13 6 (0.45%) AIX
13 6 (0.45%) Windows 10
14 3 (0.23%) SUSE
15 2 (0.15%) Android
15 2 (0.15%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.15%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.15%) Windows Vista
16 1 (0.076%) Mandriva Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (13.53%) ITIL
2 168 (12.70%) Load Balancing
3 124 (9.37%) Network Management
4 99 (7.48%) Network Design
5 96 (7.26%) Change Control
6 84 (6.35%) Migration
6 84 (6.35%) Project Management
7 78 (5.90%) SIEM
8 73 (5.52%) Network Monitoring
9 71 (5.37%) Information Security
10 62 (4.69%) Kalman Filter
11 53 (4.01%) Capacity Planning
12 52 (3.93%) Change Management
12 52 (3.93%) Network Architecture
13 51 (3.85%) ITIL V3
13 51 (3.85%) PRINCE2
14 48 (3.63%) Agile Software Development
15 41 (3.10%) Service Management
16 40 (3.02%) Service Delivery
17 36 (2.72%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 58 (4.38%) SQL
2 48 (3.63%) Python
3 45 (3.40%) Java
4 44 (3.33%) PowerShell
5 27 (2.04%) Shell Script
6 22 (1.66%) Perl
7 12 (0.91%) C#
8 11 (0.83%) VB
9 8 (0.60%) Ruby
10 7 (0.53%) Go
11 4 (0.30%) C
12 3 (0.23%) PHP
13 2 (0.15%) JavaScript
13 2 (0.15%) Lisp
13 2 (0.15%) Tcl
13 2 (0.15%) VBScript
14 1 (0.076%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.076%) Korn
14 1 (0.076%) VBA
Qualifications
1 550 (41.57%) Cisco Certification
2 416 (31.44%) CCNP
3 295 (22.30%) CCNA
4 236 (17.84%) Security Cleared
5 194 (14.66%) SC Cleared
6 103 (7.79%) CCIE
7 98 (7.41%) CCSE
8 90 (6.80%) CCSA
9 68 (5.14%) CISSP
10 59 (4.46%) CCDP
11 52 (3.93%) Degree
12 36 (2.72%) CISM
13 33 (2.49%) Check Point Certification
14 25 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
14 25 (1.89%) JNCIP
14 25 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
15 22 (1.66%) CCSP
16 21 (1.59%) CCVP
16 21 (1.59%) DV Cleared
16 21 (1.59%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (4.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 55 (4.16%) PCI DSS
3 33 (2.49%) SLA
4 16 (1.21%) QA
5 15 (1.13%) Disclosure Scotland
6 9 (0.68%) Government Security Classifications
7 7 (0.53%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 7 (0.53%) JSP 440
8 6 (0.45%) ISO 9001
9 5 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.15%) GPG13
System Software
1 132 (9.98%) Active Directory
2 109 (8.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (2.80%) VMware ESX
4 32 (2.42%) Hyper-V
5 25 (1.89%) ProxySG
6 24 (1.81%) vSphere
7 22 (1.66%) XenServer
8 19 (1.44%) VMware ESXi
9 18 (1.36%) Virtual Machines
10 17 (1.28%) XenDesktop
11 11 (0.83%) Samba
12 8 (0.60%) Snort
13 7 (0.53%) Terminal Services
13 7 (0.53%) UAG
14 6 (0.45%) Firmware
14 6 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
15 4 (0.30%) Squid
15 4 (0.30%) vCloud
15 4 (0.30%) XenApp
16 3 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 82 (6.20%) FortiGate
2 52 (3.93%) Cisco Prime
3 30 (2.27%) Nagios
4 23 (1.74%) SCCM
5 22 (1.66%) Cisco CUCM
5 22 (1.66%) OPNET
6 21 (1.59%) Nessus
7 19 (1.44%) Puppet
8 16 (1.21%) Cisco UCCX
9 15 (1.13%) CA Spectrum
10 14 (1.06%) Cacti
10 14 (1.06%) SmoothWall
11 11 (0.83%) McAfee ePO
11 11 (0.83%) QRadar
12 10 (0.76%) Backup Exec
12 10 (0.76%) OpenView
12 10 (0.76%) SmokePing
13 9 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
14 8 (0.60%) Ansible
14 8 (0.60%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1075 (81.25%) Cisco
2 444 (33.56%) Juniper
3 375 (28.34%) F5
4 238 (17.99%) Fortinet
5 201 (15.19%) Microsoft
5 201 (15.19%) Palo Alto
6 167 (12.62%) VMware
7 129 (9.75%) HP
8 108 (8.16%) Blue Coat
9 106 (8.01%) Citrix
10 94 (7.11%) SolarWinds
11 72 (5.44%) Aruba
12 68 (5.14%) Riverbed
13 59 (4.46%) Nokia
14 57 (4.31%) TippingPoint
15 49 (3.70%) Intel Security
16 47 (3.55%) Dell
17 44 (3.33%) Red Hat
18 39 (2.95%) Avaya
19 36 (2.72%) Oracle
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