The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for knowledge and experience of CheckPoint products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited CheckPoint over the 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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.

CheckPoint
London / City of London
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 145 141 136
Rank change year-on-year -4 -5  
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 24 24 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.72% 0.72% 1.21%
As % of the Vendors category 1.91% 1.79% 2.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 21 54
Median daily rate £375 £475 £374
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.05% +27.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £350 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £675 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -6.25% +45.45%  

CheckPoint is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 1258 1344 2456
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 37.91% 40.42% 42.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 914 1036 1823
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 17 65
Median hourly rate £21.40 £19.00 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.63% +5.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.50 £10.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.92 £26.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.07
% change year-on-year -14.63% +13.44%  

CheckPoint
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing CheckPoint as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for CheckPoint in the City of London

CheckPoint
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing CheckPoint in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for CheckPoint in the City of London

CheckPoint
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CheckPoint in the City of London over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CheckPoint in the City of London

CheckPoint
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CheckPoint in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 City of London region with a requirement for CheckPoint.

1 28 (59.57%) Cisco
1 28 (59.57%) Firewall
2 17 (36.17%) VMware
3 15 (31.91%) Finance
4 13 (27.66%) WAN
4 13 (27.66%) Security Cleared
5 12 (25.53%) Cisco ASA
5 12 (25.53%) Active Directory
5 12 (25.53%) OSPF
6 11 (23.40%) Wireless
6 11 (23.40%) VPN
6 11 (23.40%) Network Security
6 11 (23.40%) Data Centre
7 10 (21.28%) DV Cleared
7 10 (21.28%) BGP
7 10 (21.28%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (19.15%) EIGRP
8 9 (19.15%) DHCP
8 9 (19.15%) LAN
9 8 (17.02%) CCNP
9 8 (17.02%) Juniper
9 8 (17.02%) VMware Infrastructure
10 7 (14.89%) Palo Alto
10 7 (14.89%) Citrix
10 7 (14.89%) Internet
10 7 (14.89%) MPLS
10 7 (14.89%) TCP/IP
10 7 (14.89%) IPsec
11 6 (12.77%) CCSE
11 6 (12.77%) DNS

CheckPoint
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 5 (10.64%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (2.13%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (12.77%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (6.38%) SaaS
2 2 (4.26%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.26%) IaaS
2 2 (4.26%) PaaS
3 1 (2.13%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.13%) Office 365
3 1 (2.13%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 28 (59.57%) Firewall
2 13 (27.66%) WAN
3 12 (25.53%) Cisco ASA
3 12 (25.53%) OSPF
4 11 (23.40%) Network Security
4 11 (23.40%) VPN
4 11 (23.40%) Wireless
5 10 (21.28%) BGP
6 9 (19.15%) DHCP
6 9 (19.15%) EIGRP
6 9 (19.15%) LAN
7 7 (14.89%) Internet
7 7 (14.89%) IPsec
7 7 (14.89%) MPLS
7 7 (14.89%) TCP/IP
8 6 (12.77%) DNS
8 6 (12.77%) SSL
9 5 (10.64%) Cisco IOS
9 5 (10.64%) SAN
9 5 (10.64%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.26%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (4.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (2.13%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 15 (31.91%) Finance
2 5 (10.64%) Banking
2 5 (10.64%) Retail
2 5 (10.64%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.26%) Games
4 1 (2.13%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.13%) Law
4 1 (2.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (25.53%) Network Engineer
2 6 (12.77%) Project Officer
2 6 (12.77%) Project Support Officer
2 6 (12.77%) Support Officer
3 5 (10.64%) Analyst
3 5 (10.64%) Firewall Engineer
3 5 (10.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (10.64%) Project Manager
4 4 (8.51%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 4 (8.51%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (8.51%) Architect
4 4 (8.51%) DV Cleared Project Manager
4 4 (8.51%) Network Analyst
4 4 (8.51%) Senior Network Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Network Security Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Security Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.13%) 802.1X
1 1 (2.13%) OAuth
1 1 (2.13%) OpenID
1 1 (2.13%) SailPoint
1 1 (2.13%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (23.40%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.51%) PMI
2 4 (8.51%) Replication
3 3 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.38%) NHS
4 2 (4.26%) PKI
4 2 (4.26%) Virtual Team
5 1 (2.13%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.13%) Fat Client
5 1 (2.13%) Thin Client
5 1 (2.13%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.64%) Windows
2 4 (8.51%) Windows Server
3 3 (6.38%) Linux
3 3 (6.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.13%) SUSE
4 1 (2.13%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (10.64%) Kalman Filter
1 5 (10.64%) PRINCE2
2 4 (8.51%) Cybersecurity
2 4 (8.51%) Infrastructure Management
2 4 (8.51%) Mentoring
2 4 (8.51%) Mobile Device Management
2 4 (8.51%) Programme Management
2 4 (8.51%) Project Management
2 4 (8.51%) Resource Management
2 4 (8.51%) Server Virtualisation
3 3 (6.38%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (6.38%) Asset Management
3 3 (6.38%) ITIL
3 3 (6.38%) Service Management
3 3 (6.38%) SIEM
3 3 (6.38%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (6.38%) TOGAF
4 2 (4.26%) Information Security
4 2 (4.26%) Migration
4 2 (4.26%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.64%) SQL
2 3 (6.38%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.13%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.13%) Perl
3 1 (2.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (27.66%) Security Cleared
2 10 (21.28%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (21.28%) DV Cleared
3 8 (17.02%) CCNP
4 6 (12.77%) CCSE
5 4 (8.51%) CCIE
5 4 (8.51%) ISEB
5 4 (8.51%) PMI Certification
5 4 (8.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (6.38%) CCMSE
6 3 (6.38%) CCSA
6 3 (6.38%) CCSP
7 2 (4.26%) SC Cleared
8 1 (2.13%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 1 (2.13%) MCITP
8 1 (2.13%) MCP
8 1 (2.13%) MCSE
8 1 (2.13%) MCTS
8 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) COBIT
2 1 (2.13%) GPG13
2 1 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 1 (2.13%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.13%) PMO
2 1 (2.13%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (25.53%) Active Directory
2 8 (17.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (12.77%) Hyper-V
4 4 (8.51%) BitLocker
4 4 (8.51%) Terminal Services
5 2 (4.26%) vSphere
5 2 (4.26%) Xen
6 1 (2.13%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (4.26%) Nessus
2 1 (2.13%) Cacti
2 1 (2.13%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (2.13%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 28 (59.57%) Cisco
2 17 (36.17%) VMware
3 8 (17.02%) Juniper
4 7 (14.89%) Citrix
4 7 (14.89%) Palo Alto
5 6 (12.77%) Microsoft
6 5 (10.64%) F5
6 5 (10.64%) Fortinet
6 5 (10.64%) Veeam
7 4 (8.51%) Avaya
7 4 (8.51%) HP
7 4 (8.51%) NetApp
8 3 (6.38%) McAfee
8 3 (6.38%) Qualys
9 2 (4.26%) Aruba
9 2 (4.26%) Bloomberg
9 2 (4.26%) Blue Coat
9 2 (4.26%) NetScout
9 2 (4.26%) Nokia
9 2 (4.26%) Nortel