The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 22 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
England / East of England
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 119 108 118
Rank change year-on-year -11 +10  
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 18 25 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.78% 0.98% 0.91%
As % of the Vendors category 1.70% 2.06% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 15 17
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £175 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -6.25% +23.07%  

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 East of England.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 1060 1216 1533
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 45.69% 47.63% 49.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 597 634 870
Median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £245 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £491
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 101 130
Median hourly rate £14.84 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.20% +2.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.30 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

CheckPoint
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 East of England

CheckPoint
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CheckPoint in the East of England

CheckPoint
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CheckPoint in the East of England over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CheckPoint in the East of England

CheckPoint
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CheckPoint in the East of England

CheckPoint
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CheckPoint within the East of England region over the 3 months to 22 June 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
Hertfordshire -3 10 £375 -14.28% 3
Suffolk +17 3 £250 -50.00% 1
Cambridgeshire -1 2 - - 1
Bedfordshire -12 2 £415 - 2
Essex -23 1 £550 +214.28% 1
CheckPoint
England

For the 6 months to 22 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 East of England region with a requirement for CheckPoint.

1 38 (92.68%) Firewall
2 29 (70.73%) Cisco
3 26 (63.41%) F5
4 23 (56.10%) Cisco Certification
5 21 (51.22%) Blue Coat
6 20 (48.78%) CCNP
6 20 (48.78%) Juniper
7 17 (41.46%) Cisco ASA
8 15 (36.59%) Security Cleared
8 15 (36.59%) CCIE
8 15 (36.59%) WAN
9 14 (34.15%) SC Cleared
10 13 (31.71%) LAN
11 12 (29.27%) CCSE
12 11 (26.83%) DNS
12 11 (26.83%) Citrix
13 10 (24.39%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 10 (24.39%) Data Centre
14 9 (21.95%) Mentoring
14 9 (21.95%) Nokia
14 9 (21.95%) Network Security
15 8 (19.51%) CCSA
15 8 (19.51%) TACACS
15 8 (19.51%) Analytical Skills
16 7 (17.07%) Remedy
17 6 (14.63%) Finance
17 6 (14.63%) Computacenter
17 6 (14.63%) ITIL
17 6 (14.63%) PCI DSS
17 6 (14.63%) Palo Alto

CheckPoint
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 1 (2.44%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (7.32%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 38 (92.68%) Firewall
2 17 (41.46%) Cisco ASA
3 15 (36.59%) WAN
4 13 (31.71%) LAN
5 11 (26.83%) DNS
6 10 (24.39%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 9 (21.95%) Network Security
8 8 (19.51%) TACACS
9 5 (12.20%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (12.20%) MPLS
10 4 (9.76%) DHCP
10 4 (9.76%) VPN
10 4 (9.76%) Wireless
11 3 (7.32%) BIG-IP
11 3 (7.32%) Ethernet
11 3 (7.32%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 3 (7.32%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (4.88%) Cisco ISE
12 2 (4.88%) Cisco Wireless
12 2 (4.88%) DMVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.44%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (14.63%) Finance
2 4 (9.76%) Local Government
3 3 (7.32%) Banking
4 2 (4.88%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.44%) German Language
Job Titles
1 12 (29.27%) Network Engineer
2 10 (24.39%) Analyst
3 9 (21.95%) Security Analyst
4 7 (17.07%) Network Security Analyst
5 5 (12.20%) Network Specialist
6 4 (9.76%) Consultant
6 4 (9.76%) Network Analyst
6 4 (9.76%) NOC Engineer
6 4 (9.76%) Support Engineer
7 3 (7.32%) Cisco Engineer
7 3 (7.32%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 3 (7.32%) Information Security Engineer
7 3 (7.32%) Network Support
7 3 (7.32%) Network Support Engineer
7 3 (7.32%) Security Consultant
7 3 (7.32%) Security Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) Cisco Specialist
8 2 (4.88%) Cisco Support
8 2 (4.88%) Firewall Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) Security Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.44%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (24.39%) Data Centre
2 8 (19.51%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (12.20%) Wiki
4 1 (2.44%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (2.44%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.44%) PMI
4 1 (2.44%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.88%) Windows
2 1 (2.44%) Linux
2 1 (2.44%) Windows Server
2 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (21.95%) Mentoring
2 6 (14.63%) ITIL
3 4 (9.76%) Fault Management
3 4 (9.76%) Incident Management
3 4 (9.76%) Information Security
3 4 (9.76%) Service Design
4 3 (7.32%) Compliance Audit
4 3 (7.32%) Presales
4 3 (7.32%) Threat Detection
5 2 (4.88%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (4.88%) Change Control
5 2 (4.88%) Data Protection
5 2 (4.88%) Migration
5 2 (4.88%) Project Management
5 2 (4.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (4.88%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (4.88%) Waterfall
6 1 (2.44%) Benchmarking
6 1 (2.44%) Information Security Management
6 1 (2.44%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.44%) C#
1 1 (2.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (56.10%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (48.78%) CCNP
3 15 (36.59%) CCIE
3 15 (36.59%) Security Cleared
4 14 (34.15%) SC Cleared
5 12 (29.27%) CCSE
6 8 (19.51%) CCSA
7 3 (7.32%) CCDP
7 3 (7.32%) CISSP
8 2 (4.88%) CCNA
9 1 (2.44%) CISA
9 1 (2.44%) CISM
9 1 (2.44%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (2.44%) Degree
9 1 (2.44%) DV Cleared
9 1 (2.44%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (14.63%) PCI DSS
2 5 (12.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (9.76%) SLA
4 3 (7.32%) GDPR
4 3 (7.32%) GPG13
5 2 (4.88%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 5 (12.20%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.32%) ProxySG
2 3 (7.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.44%) NFS
Systems Management
1 5 (12.20%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (9.76%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (7.32%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 29 (70.73%) Cisco
2 26 (63.41%) F5
3 21 (51.22%) Blue Coat
4 20 (48.78%) Juniper
5 11 (26.83%) Citrix
6 9 (21.95%) Nokia
7 7 (17.07%) Remedy
8 6 (14.63%) Computacenter
8 6 (14.63%) Palo Alto
9 5 (12.20%) McAfee
9 5 (12.20%) Microsoft
10 4 (9.76%) VMware
11 3 (7.32%) Aruba
11 3 (7.32%) CyberArk
11 3 (7.32%) Riverbed
12 2 (4.88%) Extreme Networks
12 2 (4.88%) FireEye
12 2 (4.88%) Mitel
12 2 (4.88%) Sourcefire
12 2 (4.88%) Symantec