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 24 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
CheckPoint
UK
Rank 202 242 188
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -54
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 554 474 622
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.24% 0.95% 1.25%
As % of the Vendors category 2.73% 2.19% 2.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 367 277 384
Median daily rate £413 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 25 2
Median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +40.62%
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 across the UK.

Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
20304 21658 22770
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.26% 43.32% 45.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 12487 12740 13329
Median daily rate £420 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 756 863 997
Median hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.63 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.20 £23.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-20.89% +33.33%

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 24 January 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 24 January 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 24 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
England +31 503 £425 +6.91% 70
London +35 191 £450 +5.88% 25
South East +26 125 £420 +5.00% 13
Hampshire +24 54 £405 +1.25% 5
West Midlands +28 45 £450 +24.13% 12
City of London +27 44 £450 +10.09% 5
Berkshire +9 36 £450 +12.50% 5
East of England -7 33 £433 +3.28%
Yorkshire -13 30 £338 -10.00% 4
Scotland +30 28 £375 +7.14% 1
South West -3 28 £375 +7.14% 5
Hertfordshire -1 22 £463 +23.33%
Edinburgh +32 21 £448 +37.69% 1
North West +29 21 £463 -7.50% 10
North East +7 21 £360 -
West Yorkshire +16 18 £400 - 4
Tyne and Wear - 18 £348 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 18 £348 -
Shropshire +25 16 £450 -10.00% 2
Telford +25 14 £450 -10.00% 2
Buckinghamshire +10 14 £350 -28.20%
Bristol +6 14 £375 +7.14% 4
Reading +7 13 £373 -12.35% 3
Surrey +21 12 £525 +7.69% 2
Milton Keynes +14 12 £350 -28.20%
Southampton +5 12 £400 - 1
Sheffield -23 12 £238 -19.49%
South Yorkshire -29 12 £238 -19.49%
Leeds +14 10 £175 -60.67% 3
Bracknell +8 10 £550 -

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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 with a requirement for CheckPoint.

1 916 (78.56%) Cisco
2 853 (73.16%) Firewall
3 436 (37.39%) Cisco Certification
4 365 (31.30%) Juniper
5 358 (30.70%) Cisco ASA
6 356 (30.53%) F5
7 344 (29.50%) Network Security
8 328 (28.13%) LAN
9 316 (27.10%) WAN
10 302 (25.90%) CCNP
11 246 (21.10%) Finance
12 240 (20.58%) Security Cleared
13 225 (19.30%) VPN
14 223 (19.13%) Data Centre
15 213 (18.27%) Wireless
16 195 (16.72%) CCNA
17 193 (16.55%) Palo Alto
18 192 (16.47%) Cisco Nexus
19 190 (16.30%) SC Cleared
20 177 (15.18%) Fortinet
21 176 (15.09%) Microsoft
21 176 (15.09%) ITIL
22 174 (14.92%) Windows
23 163 (13.98%) VMware
24 160 (13.72%) DNS
25 153 (13.12%) OSPF
26 152 (13.04%) Blue Coat
27 130 (11.15%) Active Directory
28 127 (10.89%) BGP
29 126 (10.81%) Citrix

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 40 (3.43%) MS Exchange
2 16 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
2 16 (1.37%) Skype for Business
3 11 (0.94%) IIS
3 11 (0.94%) SharePoint
4 8 (0.69%) OpenStack
5 6 (0.51%) Tomcat
5 6 (0.51%) WebSphere
6 5 (0.43%) Apache
6 5 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (0.43%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.17%) JBoss
7 2 (0.17%) SAS
8 1 (0.086%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.086%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.086%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.086%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.086%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.086%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 61 (5.23%) MS Excel
2 30 (2.57%) MS Office
3 21 (1.80%) Spreadsheet
4 15 (1.29%) MS Visio
5 14 (1.20%) MS Project
6 3 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (0.77%) SAP hybris
2 3 (0.26%) assyst
2 3 (0.26%) Primavera
3 2 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.086%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.086%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 45 (3.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 44 (3.77%) Amazon AWS
3 29 (2.49%) IaaS
4 20 (1.72%) Office 365
5 16 (1.37%) SaaS
6 9 (0.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 4 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (0.34%) PaaS
8 3 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.17%) G Suite
9 2 (0.17%) IBM PureFlex
9 2 (0.17%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.17%) Trello
10 1 (0.086%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.086%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.086%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 853 (73.16%) Firewall
2 358 (30.70%) Cisco ASA
3 344 (29.50%) Network Security
4 328 (28.13%) LAN
5 316 (27.10%) WAN
6 225 (19.30%) VPN
7 213 (18.27%) Wireless
8 192 (16.47%) Cisco Nexus
9 160 (13.72%) DNS
10 153 (13.12%) OSPF
11 127 (10.89%) BGP
12 124 (10.63%) TCP/IP
13 118 (10.12%) MPLS
14 116 (9.95%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 91 (7.80%) VoIP
16 88 (7.55%) BIG-IP
16 88 (7.55%) DHCP
16 88 (7.55%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
17 85 (7.29%) NetScaler
18 82 (7.03%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (3.43%) SQL Server
2 11 (0.94%) MySQL
3 8 (0.69%) Oracle Database
4 6 (0.51%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (0.34%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (0.34%) Redis
6 3 (0.26%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (0.26%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.26%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.17%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.17%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (0.17%) Oracle Exadata
7 2 (0.17%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.086%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.086%) Oracle OWB
8 1 (0.086%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.086%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.086%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.086%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.086%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (0.60%) JIRA
2 4 (0.34%) GoCD
2 4 (0.34%) Jenkins
2 4 (0.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (0.26%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.26%) Zephyr
4 2 (0.17%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.086%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 246 (21.10%) Finance
2 70 (6.00%) Telecoms
3 63 (5.40%) Banking
4 30 (2.57%) Retail
5 14 (1.20%) Law
6 11 (0.94%) Advertising
7 10 (0.86%) Local Government
8 9 (0.77%) Financial Institution
8 9 (0.77%) Legal
8 9 (0.77%) Marketing
9 5 (0.43%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.34%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.26%) Billing
12 2 (0.17%) Back Office
12 2 (0.17%) Dutch Language
12 2 (0.17%) Games
12 2 (0.17%) German Language
12 2 (0.17%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.086%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 508 (43.57%) Network Engineer
2 166 (14.24%) Security Engineer
3 155 (13.29%) Cisco Engineer
4 140 (12.01%) Network Security Engineer
5 138 (11.84%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 114 (9.78%) Architect
7 106 (9.09%) Analyst
8 83 (7.12%) Firewall Engineer
9 80 (6.86%) Consultant
10 69 (5.92%) Senior Network Engineer
11 59 (5.06%) Network Analyst
12 53 (4.55%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
13 50 (4.29%) Network Consultant
14 48 (4.12%) Network Support
14 48 (4.12%) Security Consultant
15 42 (3.60%) Network Architect
16 41 (3.52%) Support Engineer
17 38 (3.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 37 (3.17%) Administrator
18 37 (3.17%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (1.29%) CSS
2 14 (1.20%) 802.1X
2 14 (1.20%) SAML
3 10 (0.86%) Regular Expression
4 8 (0.69%) .NET
5 7 (0.60%) Middleware
6 6 (0.51%) XML
7 4 (0.34%) XMPP
8 3 (0.26%) SOAP
8 3 (0.26%) Velocity
8 3 (0.26%) Web Services
9 2 (0.17%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.17%) Oracle Fusion
9 2 (0.17%) WAP
10 1 (0.086%) CGI
10 1 (0.086%) Java EE
10 1 (0.086%) JSON
10 1 (0.086%) LAMP
10 1 (0.086%) LINQ to SQL
10 1 (0.086%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 223 (19.13%) Data Centre
2 68 (5.83%) Analytical Skills
3 41 (3.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 27 (2.32%) Computer Science
5 26 (2.23%) Management Information System
6 20 (1.72%) PKI
7 19 (1.63%) CMDB
8 17 (1.46%) Fat Client
8 17 (1.46%) Thin Client
9 14 (1.20%) Public Cloud
10 13 (1.11%) Security Operations Centre
10 13 (1.11%) Video Conferencing
11 12 (1.03%) RSA SecurID
12 11 (0.94%) Clustering
12 11 (0.94%) PMI
13 10 (0.86%) Hybrid Cloud
13 10 (0.86%) Virtual Team
14 9 (0.77%) Enterprise Storage
15 8 (0.69%) Driving Licence
16 7 (0.60%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 174 (14.92%) Windows
2 109 (9.35%) Linux
3 91 (7.80%) Windows Server
4 51 (4.37%) Windows Server 2008
5 45 (3.86%) Unix
6 40 (3.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 26 (2.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (1.20%) Windows 7
9 13 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
10 11 (0.94%) Solaris
11 5 (0.43%) Windows XP
12 4 (0.34%) AIX
12 4 (0.34%) Windows 10
13 3 (0.26%) SUSE
14 2 (0.17%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.17%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.17%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.086%) CentOS
15 1 (0.086%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.086%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (15.09%) ITIL
2 118 (10.12%) Network Design
3 115 (9.86%) Load Balancing
4 91 (7.80%) Network Management
5 83 (7.12%) Migration
6 78 (6.69%) SIEM
7 77 (6.60%) Information Security
8 75 (6.43%) Project Management
9 67 (5.75%) Service Management
10 64 (5.49%) Agile Software Development
11 56 (4.80%) Change Control
12 54 (4.63%) Change Management
13 49 (4.20%) PRINCE2
14 43 (3.69%) Network Monitoring
14 43 (3.69%) Penetration Testing
15 40 (3.43%) Incident Management
16 39 (3.34%) Network Architecture
17 36 (3.09%) Service Delivery
18 35 (3.00%) Kalman Filter
19 34 (2.92%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 42 (3.60%) Python
1 42 (3.60%) SQL
2 35 (3.00%) PowerShell
3 29 (2.49%) Java
4 10 (0.86%) C#
4 10 (0.86%) Perl
5 7 (0.60%) Go
5 7 (0.60%) Ruby
6 6 (0.51%) C
7 5 (0.43%) VB
8 4 (0.34%) PHP
9 3 (0.26%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.086%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.086%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.086%) Lisp
10 1 (0.086%) Prolog
10 1 (0.086%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 436 (37.39%) Cisco Certification
2 302 (25.90%) CCNP
3 240 (20.58%) Security Cleared
4 195 (16.72%) CCNA
5 190 (16.30%) SC Cleared
6 118 (10.12%) CCIE
7 103 (8.83%) CCSA
8 101 (8.66%) CCSE
9 63 (5.40%) CCDP
10 59 (5.06%) Degree
11 46 (3.95%) CISSP
12 33 (2.83%) CCIP
13 32 (2.74%) DV Cleared
13 32 (2.74%) JNCIE
14 31 (2.66%) JNCIA
15 30 (2.57%) JNCIP
15 30 (2.57%) Microsoft Certification
16 29 (2.49%) CCSP
16 29 (2.49%) CCVP
17 26 (2.23%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (5.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 41 (3.52%) PCI DSS
3 30 (2.57%) SLA
4 13 (1.11%) Government Security Classifications
5 6 (0.51%) QA
6 4 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.17%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.17%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.086%) BS7799
8 1 (0.086%) COBIT
8 1 (0.086%) GPG13
8 1 (0.086%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 130 (11.15%) Active Directory
2 99 (8.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (3.34%) Hyper-V
4 28 (2.40%) VMware ESX
5 24 (2.06%) ProxySG
5 24 (2.06%) XenServer
6 20 (1.72%) XenDesktop
7 15 (1.29%) VMware ESXi
8 12 (1.03%) vCloud
8 12 (1.03%) vSphere
8 12 (1.03%) XenApp
9 10 (0.86%) Virtual Machines
10 9 (0.77%) Snort
11 8 (0.69%) Microsoft App-V
12 7 (0.60%) BitLocker
13 5 (0.43%) Firmware
13 5 (0.43%) Terminal Services
13 5 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
14 3 (0.26%) BIND 9
14 3 (0.26%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 84 (7.20%) FortiGate
2 27 (2.32%) Nessus
3 25 (2.14%) Cisco CUCM
3 25 (2.14%) Nagios
4 20 (1.72%) Cisco UCCX
4 20 (1.72%) SCCM
5 18 (1.54%) Norton AntiVirus
6 17 (1.46%) Cisco Prime
7 14 (1.20%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 12 (1.03%) OPNET
9 10 (0.86%) Cisco UCCE
9 10 (0.86%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 9 (0.77%) CA Spectrum
10 9 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
10 9 (0.77%) Puppet
11 7 (0.60%) Ansible
11 7 (0.60%) Cacti
11 7 (0.60%) McAfee ePO
11 7 (0.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 7 (0.60%) WSUS
Vendors
1 916 (78.56%) Cisco
2 365 (31.30%) Juniper
3 356 (30.53%) F5
4 193 (16.55%) Palo Alto
5 177 (15.18%) Fortinet
6 176 (15.09%) Microsoft
7 163 (13.98%) VMware
8 152 (13.04%) Blue Coat
9 126 (10.81%) Citrix
10 112 (9.61%) HP
11 98 (8.40%) Aruba
12 72 (6.17%) Riverbed
13 59 (5.06%) SolarWinds
14 44 (3.77%) Brocade
15 43 (3.69%) Oracle
16 42 (3.60%) Intel Security
17 39 (3.34%) Avaya
18 38 (3.26%) Dell
18 38 (3.26%) Nokia
18 38 (3.26%) Splunk
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