The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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
UK / England
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 310 225 210
Rank change year-on-year -85 -15  
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 314 571 593
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.73% 1.15% 1.16%
As % of the Vendors category 1.66% 2.59% 2.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 379 367
Median daily rate £400 £393 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.91% +8.65%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £294 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 21
Median hourly rate £57.00 £40.00 £35.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.50% +11.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.80 £16.25 £19.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.80 £49.00 £42.20
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 England.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 18909 22038 22917
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 43.93% 44.49% 44.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 11574 13847 13713
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.93% +1.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 637 729 1036
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.40
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 England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 England

CheckPoint
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CheckPoint in England

CheckPoint
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for CheckPoint in England

CheckPoint
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CheckPoint in England

CheckPoint
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

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

Contractor hourly rate histogram for CheckPoint in England

CheckPoint
Contract Job Locations in 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 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
London -51 101 £401 -11.00% 22
South East -36 90 £425 +6.25% 17
North West +6 26 £400 +6.24% 12
Yorkshire +15 22 £395 -1.25% 1
South West -42 22 £373 +0.67% 2
East of England -11 18 £375 -6.25% 9
North East +75 14 £376 +8.66%
West Midlands -6 12 £463 +27.58% 8
East Midlands -8 9 £350 +16.66% 1
CheckPoint
UK

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 England region with a requirement for CheckPoint.

1 545 (79.33%) Cisco
2 522 (75.98%) Firewall
3 315 (45.85%) Cisco Certification
4 251 (36.54%) WAN
5 248 (36.10%) F5
6 243 (35.37%) CCNP
7 225 (32.75%) LAN
8 220 (32.02%) Juniper
9 216 (31.44%) Cisco ASA
10 199 (28.97%) Wireless
11 172 (25.04%) Security Cleared
12 166 (24.16%) Network Security
13 144 (20.96%) Data Centre
14 136 (19.80%) SC Cleared
15 131 (19.07%) VPN
16 130 (18.92%) CCIE
17 127 (18.49%) Cisco Nexus
18 125 (18.20%) Finance
19 123 (17.90%) Palo Alto
20 116 (16.89%) ITIL
21 111 (16.16%) Fortinet
22 108 (15.72%) DNS
23 105 (15.28%) CCNA
24 101 (14.70%) Network Design
25 99 (14.41%) OSPF
26 96 (13.97%) MPLS
26 96 (13.97%) Blue Coat
27 95 (13.83%) BGP
28 94 (13.68%) HP
28 94 (13.68%) CCSE

CheckPoint
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 18 (2.62%) MS Exchange
2 14 (2.04%) SharePoint
2 14 (2.04%) Skype for Business
3 13 (1.89%) IIS
4 7 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (1.02%) Tomcat
5 5 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (0.44%) Apache
6 3 (0.44%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.15%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 17 (2.47%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (2.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (1.46%) Spreadsheet
4 9 (1.31%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (0.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.15%) Primavera
2 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.15%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 62 (9.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 45 (6.55%) Amazon AWS
3 25 (3.64%) Office 365
4 18 (2.62%) IaaS
5 17 (2.47%) SaaS
6 14 (2.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 12 (1.75%) PaaS
8 6 (0.87%) AWS CloudFormation
9 5 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.44%) GitHub
10 3 (0.44%) Trello
11 2 (0.29%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.29%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.15%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 522 (75.98%) Firewall
2 251 (36.54%) WAN
3 225 (32.75%) LAN
4 216 (31.44%) Cisco ASA
5 199 (28.97%) Wireless
6 166 (24.16%) Network Security
7 131 (19.07%) VPN
8 127 (18.49%) Cisco Nexus
9 108 (15.72%) DNS
10 99 (14.41%) OSPF
11 96 (13.97%) MPLS
12 95 (13.83%) BGP
13 88 (12.81%) TCP/IP
14 66 (9.61%) DHCP
15 59 (8.59%) BIG-IP
16 57 (8.30%) VoIP
17 52 (7.57%) EIGRP
17 52 (7.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 47 (6.84%) SSL
19 46 (6.70%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (3.49%) SQL Server
2 6 (0.87%) BusinessObjects
3 5 (0.73%) Big Data
4 4 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (0.44%) Data Lake
5 3 (0.44%) DocumentDB
6 1 (0.15%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (0.73%) JIRA
1 5 (0.73%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (0.58%) Zephyr
3 2 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.15%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.15%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.15%) TeamCity
General
1 125 (18.20%) Finance
2 55 (8.01%) Telecoms
3 38 (5.53%) Banking
4 16 (2.33%) Retail
5 9 (1.31%) Marketing
6 7 (1.02%) Manufacturing
7 6 (0.87%) Electronics
8 5 (0.73%) Back Office
8 5 (0.73%) Local Government
9 4 (0.58%) Advertising
9 4 (0.58%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.29%) Games
10 2 (0.29%) German Language
10 2 (0.29%) Legal
10 2 (0.29%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.15%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.15%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.15%) Law
11 1 (0.15%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.15%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 300 (43.67%) Network Engineer
2 81 (11.79%) Cisco Engineer
3 78 (11.35%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 73 (10.63%) Architect
5 72 (10.48%) Security Engineer
6 67 (9.75%) Analyst
7 58 (8.44%) Consultant
8 54 (7.86%) Network Security Engineer
9 43 (6.26%) Firewall Engineer
10 42 (6.11%) Network Analyst
11 38 (5.53%) Network Architect
12 35 (5.09%) Security Consultant
13 34 (4.95%) Network Consultant
13 34 (4.95%) Senior Network Engineer
14 26 (3.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 24 (3.49%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 23 (3.35%) Network Specialist
16 23 (3.35%) Security Analyst
17 21 (3.06%) Network Security Consultant
17 21 (3.06%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (4.37%) 802.1X
2 8 (1.16%) Regular Expression
3 6 (0.87%) .NET
3 6 (0.87%) SAML
4 5 (0.73%) OAuth
5 4 (0.58%) OpenID
5 4 (0.58%) SailPoint
5 4 (0.58%) WAP
6 3 (0.44%) CSS
6 3 (0.44%) Middleware
6 3 (0.44%) Web Services
7 1 (0.15%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.15%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.15%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (0.15%) Core Data
7 1 (0.15%) JSON
7 1 (0.15%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 144 (20.96%) Data Centre
2 67 (9.75%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (5.39%) Computer Science
4 23 (3.35%) Management Information System
5 22 (3.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 19 (2.77%) Video Conferencing
7 12 (1.75%) Replication
8 10 (1.46%) Greenfield Project
9 9 (1.31%) Public Cloud
10 7 (1.02%) BBC
11 6 (0.87%) Fat Client
11 6 (0.87%) Thin Client
11 6 (0.87%) Virtual Team
11 6 (0.87%) Wiki
12 5 (0.73%) Clustering
12 5 (0.73%) Fintech
12 5 (0.73%) NHS
12 5 (0.73%) PMI
13 4 (0.58%) Blackberry
13 4 (0.58%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 77 (11.21%) Windows
2 49 (7.13%) Linux
3 42 (6.11%) Windows Server
4 18 (2.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (1.75%) Unix
5 12 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (1.60%) Windows 7
7 7 (1.02%) Windows 10
8 5 (0.73%) AIX
8 5 (0.73%) Solaris
9 4 (0.58%) CentOS
10 3 (0.44%) Android
10 3 (0.44%) HPUX
10 3 (0.44%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.29%) CatOS
11 2 (0.29%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.15%) SUSE
12 1 (0.15%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (16.89%) ITIL
2 101 (14.70%) Network Design
3 65 (9.46%) Load Balancing
4 58 (8.44%) Service Management
5 46 (6.70%) Information Security
6 44 (6.40%) ITSM
7 43 (6.26%) Migration
8 35 (5.09%) Change Control
8 35 (5.09%) Mentoring
9 34 (4.95%) Project Management
10 33 (4.80%) Network Management
11 29 (4.22%) Change Management
12 25 (3.64%) High Availability
13 24 (3.49%) SIEM
14 23 (3.35%) Incident Management
15 22 (3.20%) Risk Management
16 20 (2.91%) Kalman Filter
17 19 (2.77%) Disaster Recovery
17 19 (2.77%) Programme Management
18 18 (2.62%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 27 (3.93%) PowerShell
2 16 (2.33%) SQL
3 6 (0.87%) Python
4 5 (0.73%) Perl
5 4 (0.58%) Bash Shell
6 3 (0.44%) C++
7 2 (0.29%) C
7 2 (0.29%) C#
7 2 (0.29%) VBScript
8 1 (0.15%) Lisp
8 1 (0.15%) PHP
8 1 (0.15%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 315 (45.85%) Cisco Certification
2 243 (35.37%) CCNP
3 172 (25.04%) Security Cleared
4 136 (19.80%) SC Cleared
5 130 (18.92%) CCIE
6 105 (15.28%) CCNA
7 94 (13.68%) CCSE
8 83 (12.08%) CCSA
9 79 (11.50%) CCDP
10 48 (6.99%) Degree
10 48 (6.99%) JNCIA
11 43 (6.26%) CCIP
11 43 (6.26%) JNCIE
12 32 (4.66%) Computer Science Degree
12 32 (4.66%) HP ASE
12 32 (4.66%) HP MASE
13 31 (4.51%) CISSP
14 25 (3.64%) CCSP
15 22 (3.20%) DV Cleared
16 19 (2.77%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (5.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 31 (4.51%) SLA
3 25 (3.64%) PCI DSS
4 13 (1.89%) QA
5 7 (1.02%) GPG13
6 6 (0.87%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 6 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 6 (0.87%) PMO
7 5 (0.73%) GDPR
7 5 (0.73%) RMADS
8 4 (0.58%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 3 (0.44%) JSP 440
10 2 (0.29%) COBIT
10 2 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
11 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 68 (9.90%) Active Directory
2 45 (6.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (4.08%) Hyper-V
4 20 (2.91%) ProxySG
5 12 (1.75%) vSphere
6 9 (1.31%) BitLocker
6 9 (1.31%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (1.31%) XenApp
7 4 (0.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 4 (0.58%) Terminal Services
7 4 (0.58%) vCloud
7 4 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.58%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.29%) Firmware
8 2 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.29%) Xen
8 2 (0.29%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.29%) XenServer
9 1 (0.15%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 86 (12.52%) FortiGate
2 38 (5.53%) Cisco Prime
3 15 (2.18%) McAfee ePO
4 14 (2.04%) Forum Sentry
5 13 (1.89%) Nagios
6 10 (1.46%) SCCM
7 9 (1.31%) SCOM
8 8 (1.16%) Cisco CUCM
9 6 (0.87%) Cisco UCCX
9 6 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (0.87%) Puppet
10 5 (0.73%) Ansible
10 5 (0.73%) EnCase
11 4 (0.58%) Failover Clustering
11 4 (0.58%) NetBackup
12 3 (0.44%) AirWatch
12 3 (0.44%) EMC VPLEX
12 3 (0.44%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 3 (0.44%) Nessus
12 3 (0.44%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 545 (79.33%) Cisco
2 248 (36.10%) F5
3 220 (32.02%) Juniper
4 123 (17.90%) Palo Alto
5 111 (16.16%) Fortinet
6 96 (13.97%) Blue Coat
7 94 (13.68%) HP
8 87 (12.66%) Microsoft
9 84 (12.23%) Riverbed
10 83 (12.08%) VMware
11 81 (11.79%) Citrix
12 65 (9.46%) Aruba
13 55 (8.01%) SolarWinds
14 45 (6.55%) Nokia
15 29 (4.22%) McAfee
16 20 (2.91%) Red Hat
17 19 (2.77%) Dell
18 18 (2.62%) IBM
19 17 (2.47%) Infoblox
20 16 (2.33%) NetApp
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