The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 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
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 73 87 82
Rank change year-on-year +14 -5  
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 9 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.74% 0.83% 0.35%
As % of the Vendors category 2.17% 1.85% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Median daily rate £430 £355 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.12% -  
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 Edinburgh.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 415 596 415
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 34.16% 45.02% 28.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 283 199
Median daily rate £400 £411 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.73% +17.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £290 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 5
Median hourly rate £34.20 £15.82 £26.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +116.21% -39.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.18 £12.15 £12.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.39 £48.50 £47.50
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 Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh

CheckPoint
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CheckPoint in Edinburgh

CheckPoint
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for CheckPoint in Edinburgh

CheckPoint
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CheckPoint in Edinburgh

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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for CheckPoint.

1 16 (88.89%) Cisco
2 10 (55.56%) Firewall
2 10 (55.56%) F5
3 9 (50.00%) Network Security
4 7 (38.89%) Wireless
4 7 (38.89%) Blue Coat
5 6 (33.33%) LAN
5 6 (33.33%) NetScaler
6 5 (27.78%) FortiGate
6 5 (27.78%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (27.78%) Data Centre
6 5 (27.78%) WAN
6 5 (27.78%) Citrix
6 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (22.22%) BIG-IP
7 4 (22.22%) Finance
7 4 (22.22%) OSPF
7 4 (22.22%) BGP
7 4 (22.22%) EIGRP
7 4 (22.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 4 (22.22%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 3 (16.67%) HSRP
8 3 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
8 3 (16.67%) 802.1X
8 3 (16.67%) Cisco Wireless
8 3 (16.67%) Programme Delivery
8 3 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (16.67%) Kanban
8 3 (16.67%) Cacti
8 3 (16.67%) SolarWinds

CheckPoint
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.56%) OpenShift
1 1 (5.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (55.56%) Firewall
2 9 (50.00%) Network Security
3 7 (38.89%) Wireless
4 6 (33.33%) LAN
4 6 (33.33%) NetScaler
5 5 (27.78%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (27.78%) WAN
6 4 (22.22%) BGP
6 4 (22.22%) BIG-IP
6 4 (22.22%) EIGRP
6 4 (22.22%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 4 (22.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 4 (22.22%) OSPF
7 3 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (16.67%) Cisco Wireless
7 3 (16.67%) HSRP
7 3 (16.67%) Internet
7 3 (16.67%) IPsec
7 3 (16.67%) MPLS
7 3 (16.67%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Artifactory
1 1 (5.56%) GitLab
1 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
1 1 (5.56%) Selenium
General
1 4 (22.22%) Finance
2 3 (16.67%) Law
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Consultant
2 4 (22.22%) Security Consultant
3 3 (16.67%) Architect
3 3 (16.67%) Network Architect
3 3 (16.67%) Network Consultant
3 3 (16.67%) Network Security Architect
3 3 (16.67%) Network Security Consultant
3 3 (16.67%) Network Specialist
3 3 (16.67%) Security Architect
3 3 (16.67%) Senior Consultant
3 3 (16.67%) Senior Network Consultant
3 3 (16.67%) Senior Network Security Consultant
3 3 (16.67%) Senior Security Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) IT Security Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Security Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Data Centre
2 2 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 2 (11.11%) Private Cloud
3 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.56%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Linux
1 1 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (16.67%) Asset Management
2 3 (16.67%) Kanban
2 3 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
2 3 (16.67%) Programme Delivery
2 3 (16.67%) Scrum
3 2 (11.11%) DevOps
3 2 (11.11%) Information Security
3 2 (11.11%) ITIL
3 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (11.11%) TOGAF
3 2 (11.11%) Zachman Framework
4 1 (5.56%) Change Management
4 1 (5.56%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (5.56%) Data Protection
4 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
4 1 (5.56%) Network Design
4 1 (5.56%) Problem Management
4 1 (5.56%) Project Management
4 1 (5.56%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) Bash Shell
1 1 (5.56%) Go
1 1 (5.56%) Java
1 1 (5.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) CCNP
1 3 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (16.67%) CISSP
1 3 (16.67%) Degree
2 2 (11.11%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (5.56%) CCIE
3 1 (5.56%) CCSA
3 1 (5.56%) CCSE
3 1 (5.56%) CISM
3 1 (5.56%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
3 1 (5.56%) MCSE
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (16.67%) ProxySG
2 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.11%) vSphere
3 1 (5.56%) Docker
3 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (27.78%) FortiGate
2 3 (16.67%) Cacti
3 1 (5.56%) Ansible
3 1 (5.56%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (5.56%) Kubernetes
3 1 (5.56%) SELinux
Vendors
1 16 (88.89%) Cisco
2 10 (55.56%) F5
3 7 (38.89%) Blue Coat
4 5 (27.78%) Citrix
5 3 (16.67%) SolarWinds
5 3 (16.67%) VMware
6 2 (11.11%) AlgoSec
6 2 (11.11%) ScanSafe
6 2 (11.11%) Symantec
7 1 (5.56%) Black Duck
7 1 (5.56%) Dell
7 1 (5.56%) FireEye
7 1 (5.56%) Fortinet
7 1 (5.56%) Splunk
7 1 (5.56%) Verint