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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
CheckPoint
England / East of England
Rank 105 92 96
Rank change year-on-year -13 +4  
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 22 34 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.01% 1.38% 1.26%
As % of the Vendors category 2.23% 2.93% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 19 19
Median daily rate £375 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £332 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year -5.40% -22.10%  

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 987 1161 1328
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 45.48% 47.25% 50.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 616 659 728
Median daily rate £378 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.62% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £263 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 90 118
Median hourly rate £19.45 £17.38 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.94% +15.83%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.65 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.48 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

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 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 25 March 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 +6 14 £300 -33.88% 2
Essex -13 3 £413 -25.00%
Cambridgeshire +4 2 £399 +2.57% 2
Norfolk +1 2 £375 +1.35%
Bedfordshire -6 1 £325 +8.33%
CheckPoint
England

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 41 (66.13%) Cisco
1 41 (66.13%) Firewall
2 33 (53.23%) F5
3 27 (43.55%) Blue Coat
4 25 (40.32%) DNS
5 23 (37.10%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 20 (32.26%) Cisco Certification
7 19 (30.65%) Cisco ASA
8 17 (27.42%) Juniper
9 16 (25.81%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 15 (24.19%) Network Security
10 15 (24.19%) MPLS
10 15 (24.19%) BIG-IP
11 14 (22.58%) Security Cleared
12 12 (19.35%) SC Cleared
12 12 (19.35%) LAN
13 11 (17.74%) CCNP
13 11 (17.74%) Analytical Skills
14 9 (14.52%) WAN
15 8 (12.90%) CCIE
15 8 (12.90%) Remedy
15 8 (12.90%) Banking
16 7 (11.29%) Wireless
16 7 (11.29%) Finance
16 7 (11.29%) Active Directory
16 7 (11.29%) Cisco Nexus
17 6 (9.68%) Wiki
17 6 (9.68%) Citrix
17 6 (9.68%) CCNA
17 6 (9.68%) DHCP

CheckPoint
Top Related 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 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (1.61%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.61%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.61%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (1.61%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (3.23%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.61%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.61%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.61%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 41 (66.13%) Firewall
2 25 (40.32%) DNS
3 23 (37.10%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 19 (30.65%) Cisco ASA
5 16 (25.81%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 15 (24.19%) BIG-IP
6 15 (24.19%) MPLS
6 15 (24.19%) Network Security
7 12 (19.35%) LAN
8 9 (14.52%) WAN
9 7 (11.29%) Cisco Nexus
9 7 (11.29%) Wireless
10 6 (9.68%) DHCP
11 5 (8.06%) VLAN
11 5 (8.06%) VPN
12 4 (6.45%) Ethernet
12 4 (6.45%) TCP/IP
13 3 (4.84%) ATM
13 3 (4.84%) Wi-Fi
13 3 (4.84%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 2 (3.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (12.90%) Banking
2 7 (11.29%) Finance
3 4 (6.45%) Law
3 4 (6.45%) Retail
3 4 (6.45%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.84%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (3.23%) German Language
5 2 (3.23%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.61%) Local Government
6 1 (1.61%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (38.71%) Network Engineer
2 12 (19.35%) Network Specialist
3 7 (11.29%) Consultant
3 7 (11.29%) Support Engineer
4 6 (9.68%) Analyst
4 6 (9.68%) Firewall Engineer
5 5 (8.06%) Check Point Specialist
5 5 (8.06%) Cisco Engineer
5 5 (8.06%) Network Consultant
5 5 (8.06%) Network Support
5 5 (8.06%) Network Support Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) Cisco Network Specialist
6 4 (6.45%) Cisco Specialist
6 4 (6.45%) Network Security Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) NOC Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) Security Analyst
6 4 (6.45%) Security Consultant
6 4 (6.45%) Security Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) Technical Specialist
7 3 (4.84%) Senior Network Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.74%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (9.68%) Wiki
3 5 (8.06%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.23%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.23%) PMI
5 1 (1.61%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.61%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.61%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.68%) Windows
2 3 (4.84%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (3.23%) Linux
3 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.61%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.61%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (6.45%) Change Control
1 4 (6.45%) Migration
1 4 (6.45%) PRINCE2
2 3 (4.84%) Change Management
2 3 (4.84%) Information Security
2 3 (4.84%) Presales
2 3 (4.84%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (4.84%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (3.23%) Agile Project Management
3 2 (3.23%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (3.23%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (3.23%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (3.23%) Mentoring
3 2 (3.23%) Network Management
3 2 (3.23%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (3.23%) Project Management
3 2 (3.23%) Waterfall
4 1 (1.61%) Dependency Management
4 1 (1.61%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (1.61%) Line Management
Qualifications
1 20 (32.26%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (22.58%) Security Cleared
3 12 (19.35%) SC Cleared
4 11 (17.74%) CCNP
5 8 (12.90%) CCIE
6 6 (9.68%) CCNA
7 2 (3.23%) CCSE
7 2 (3.23%) Degree
7 2 (3.23%) MCSA
7 2 (3.23%) MCSE
7 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (3.23%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.61%) APMG
8 1 (1.61%) CCSA
8 1 (1.61%) Check Point Certification
System Software
1 7 (11.29%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.84%) ProxySG
4 2 (3.23%) XenApp
5 1 (1.61%) NFS
Systems Management
1 4 (6.45%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (4.84%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.61%) SCCM
3 1 (1.61%) SCSM
3 1 (1.61%) WSUS
Vendors
1 41 (66.13%) Cisco
2 33 (53.23%) F5
3 27 (43.55%) Blue Coat
4 17 (27.42%) Juniper
5 8 (12.90%) Remedy
6 6 (9.68%) Citrix
6 6 (9.68%) VMware
7 5 (8.06%) Microsoft
8 3 (4.84%) HP
9 2 (3.23%) Crossbeam
9 2 (3.23%) Mitel
9 2 (3.23%) Nokia
9 2 (3.23%) Palo Alto
9 2 (3.23%) Sourcefire
10 1 (1.61%) Barracuda Networks
10 1 (1.61%) Imperva
10 1 (1.61%) Infoblox
10 1 (1.61%) LANDesk
10 1 (1.61%) Riverbed
10 1 (1.61%) SolarWinds