Period
to 16 November 2019

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 6 months to 16 November 2019 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
6 months to
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 321 325 353
Rank change year-on-year +4 +28 -135
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 588 774 655
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.77% 0.81% 0.69%
As % of the Vendors category 1.78% 1.92% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 427 506 426
England median daily rate £425 £425 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.80% +1.21%
10th Percentile £270 £306 £300
90th Percentile £550 £538 £538
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £416
% change year-on-year - +2.22% +3.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 5
England median hourly rate £40.00 £17.41 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +129.75% -56.48% -
10th Percentile £16.40 £10.50 £15.78
90th Percentile £42.25 £58.63 £56.75
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year +14.29% +9.38% -21.95%

CheckPoint is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in England.

All Vendors
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 33,012 40,220 40,631
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 43.42% 42.32% 42.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,901 25,255 25,440
England median daily rate £450 £450 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.12% +4.71%
10th Percentile £244 £250 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £430
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +2.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,285 1,518 1,364
England median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +0.72% +5.30%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.66
90th Percentile £53.17 £47.00 £45.48
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £17.48
% change year-on-year +11.43% +0.11% +5.94%

CheckPoint
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing CheckPoint as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 16 November 2019.

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 6 months to 16 November 2019.

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 6 months to 16 November 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -12 185 £489 +8.61% 24
South East +36 169 £418 +1.21% 26
North of England -5 76 £400 - 10
Midlands +28 74 £398 -11.57% 13
West Midlands +19 55 £400 -9.09% 10
South West +4 53 £400 +5.26% 11
North West +32 49 £400 -5.88% 4
East of England +4 30 £450 +20.00% 19
Yorkshire -1 22 £410 -0.91% 5
East Midlands +25 19 £313 -30.48% 3
North East -3 6 £343 +7.87% 1
CheckPoint
UK

For the 6 months to 16 November 2019, IT contractor jobs citing CheckPoint also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for CheckPoint.

1 427 (72.62%) Firewall
2 426 (72.45%) Cisco
3 221 (37.59%) Cisco Certification
4 212 (36.05%) WAN
5 182 (30.95%) Palo Alto
6 176 (29.93%) LAN
7 168 (28.57%) CCNP
8 163 (27.72%) F5
9 154 (26.19%) Cisco ASA
10 149 (25.34%) Network Security
10 149 (25.34%) VPN
11 141 (23.98%) Data Centre
12 139 (23.64%) BGP
13 125 (21.26%) Juniper
14 114 (19.39%) CCNA
14 114 (19.39%) Fortinet
15 111 (18.88%) Cisco Nexus
16 108 (18.37%) OSPF
17 102 (17.35%) MPLS
18 96 (16.33%) DNS
19 95 (16.16%) Wireless
20 93 (15.82%) ITIL
21 86 (14.63%) Windows
22 80 (13.61%) Finance
22 80 (13.61%) Azure
23 72 (12.24%) Migration
23 72 (12.24%) Microsoft
24 68 (11.56%) Security Cleared
25 67 (11.39%) Blue Coat
26 66 (11.22%) Load Balancing

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 17 (2.89%) Skype for Business
2 16 (2.72%) WebLogic
3 9 (1.53%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (0.51%) IIS
4 3 (0.51%) OpenStack
4 3 (0.51%) SAS
4 3 (0.51%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.34%) Apache
5 2 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (0.34%) MQSeries
5 2 (0.34%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 15 (2.55%) Microsoft Office
1 15 (2.55%) Microsoft Project
2 10 (1.70%) MS Visio
3 7 (1.19%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.85%) assyst
2 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.17%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 80 (13.61%) Azure
2 59 (10.03%) AWS
3 24 (4.08%) Office 365
4 10 (1.70%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 10 (1.70%) IaaS
4 10 (1.70%) PaaS
5 6 (1.02%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (0.68%) SaaS
7 3 (0.51%) GitHub
8 2 (0.34%) Akamai
8 2 (0.34%) GCP
8 2 (0.34%) Mimecast
8 2 (0.34%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.17%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.17%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.17%) Serverless
9 1 (0.17%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 427 (72.62%) Firewall
2 212 (36.05%) WAN
3 176 (29.93%) LAN
4 154 (26.19%) Cisco ASA
5 149 (25.34%) Network Security
5 149 (25.34%) VPN
6 139 (23.64%) BGP
7 111 (18.88%) Cisco Nexus
8 108 (18.37%) OSPF
9 102 (17.35%) MPLS
10 96 (16.33%) DNS
11 95 (16.16%) Wireless
12 63 (10.71%) DHCP
13 57 (9.69%) TCP/IP
14 56 (9.52%) EIGRP
14 56 (9.52%) VoIP
15 47 (7.99%) NetScaler
16 44 (7.48%) Wi-Fi
17 42 (7.14%) VLAN
18 37 (6.29%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.19%) Oracle OWB
2 5 (0.85%) SQL Server
3 3 (0.51%) EDMS
4 2 (0.34%) Big Data
4 2 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.17%) DB2
5 1 (0.17%) Informix
5 1 (0.17%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.17%) MySQL
5 1 (0.17%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (1.53%) Sonatype Nexus
2 4 (0.68%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.34%) MSI
3 2 (0.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (0.34%) WiX
4 1 (0.17%) Hudson
4 1 (0.17%) Selenium
4 1 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.17%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.17%) webpack
General
1 80 (13.61%) Finance
2 42 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 33 (5.61%) Banking
4 21 (3.57%) Public Sector
5 12 (2.04%) Retail
6 10 (1.70%) Financial Institution
6 10 (1.70%) Local Government
7 9 (1.53%) Legal
8 7 (1.19%) Law
9 6 (1.02%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.68%) Publishing
11 3 (0.51%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.51%) Marketing
12 1 (0.17%) Back Office
12 1 (0.17%) Electronics
12 1 (0.17%) International Banking
12 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.17%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 319 (54.25%) Network Engineer
2 93 (15.82%) Security Engineer
3 66 (11.22%) Network Security Engineer
4 62 (10.54%) Cisco Engineer
5 55 (9.35%) Architect
6 51 (8.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 42 (7.14%) Senior Network Engineer
8 40 (6.80%) Firewall Engineer
8 40 (6.80%) Network Architect
9 39 (6.63%) Analyst
10 29 (4.93%) Consultant
11 25 (4.25%) Support Engineer
12 23 (3.91%) Network Analyst
13 21 (3.57%) Network Support
14 19 (3.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 19 (3.23%) Network Design Engineer
15 17 (2.89%) Network Support Engineer
16 16 (2.72%) Network Consultant
16 16 (2.72%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
17 15 (2.55%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (4.42%) XML
2 13 (2.21%) JSON
3 9 (1.53%) .NET
4 7 (1.19%) YAML
5 5 (0.85%) Middleware
5 5 (0.85%) Web Services
6 3 (0.51%) 802.1X
7 2 (0.34%) J2EE
7 2 (0.34%) LDAP
7 2 (0.34%) Software Packaging
8 1 (0.17%) Celery
8 1 (0.17%) CSS
8 1 (0.17%) D3.js
8 1 (0.17%) Django
8 1 (0.17%) HTML
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (0.17%) Regular Expression
8 1 (0.17%) REST
8 1 (0.17%) SAML
8 1 (0.17%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 141 (23.98%) Data Centre
2 20 (3.40%) Public Cloud
3 17 (2.89%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (2.21%) Management Information System
5 11 (1.87%) Clustering
5 11 (1.87%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 10 (1.70%) Self-Motivation
7 7 (1.19%) Hybrid Cloud
8 6 (1.02%) Blackberry
8 6 (1.02%) Replication
9 5 (0.85%) RSA SecurID
10 4 (0.68%) PKI
11 3 (0.51%) Linux Command Line
11 3 (0.51%) SCADA
12 2 (0.34%) Driving Licence
12 2 (0.34%) EMC VMAX
12 2 (0.34%) EMC VNX
12 2 (0.34%) Fibre Optics
12 2 (0.34%) Video Conferencing
12 2 (0.34%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 86 (14.63%) Windows
2 39 (6.63%) Linux
3 37 (6.29%) Windows Server
4 31 (5.27%) Unix
5 24 (4.08%) Check Point GAiA
6 21 (3.57%) Windows 10
7 14 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (1.36%) Windows 7
10 5 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (0.85%) Solaris
11 4 (0.68%) CentOS
12 2 (0.34%) Android
12 2 (0.34%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (15.82%) ITIL
2 72 (12.24%) Migration
3 66 (11.22%) Load Balancing
4 61 (10.37%) Change Management
5 55 (9.35%) Network Design
6 45 (7.65%) Network Management
7 33 (5.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 32 (5.44%) Kalman Filter
9 29 (4.93%) Project Management
10 28 (4.76%) Mentoring
10 28 (4.76%) Problem-Solving
11 26 (4.42%) Stakeholder Management
12 25 (4.25%) Cybersecurity
12 25 (4.25%) Project Delivery
13 24 (4.08%) Change Control
14 23 (3.91%) Disaster Recovery
14 23 (3.91%) High Availability
15 22 (3.74%) SIEM
16 21 (3.57%) Problem Management
17 20 (3.40%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 58 (9.86%) Python
2 25 (4.25%) SQL
3 22 (3.74%) PowerShell
4 20 (3.40%) Java
5 17 (2.89%) Perl
6 9 (1.53%) C
7 7 (1.19%) Prolog
8 4 (0.68%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.34%) Ruby
9 2 (0.34%) VB
10 1 (0.17%) C#
10 1 (0.17%) C++
10 1 (0.17%) ES6
10 1 (0.17%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.17%) PHP
Qualifications
1 221 (37.59%) Cisco Certification
2 168 (28.57%) CCNP
3 114 (19.39%) CCNA
4 68 (11.56%) Security Cleared
5 62 (10.54%) CCIE
6 52 (8.84%) SC Cleared
7 38 (6.46%) CCSE
8 29 (4.93%) CCSA
9 19 (3.23%) CCDP
10 18 (3.06%) CISSP
11 17 (2.89%) Check Point Certification
12 16 (2.72%) CCDA
13 15 (2.55%) Degree
14 9 (1.53%) ISEB
15 7 (1.19%) CCIE Routing and Switching
15 7 (1.19%) DV Cleared
15 7 (1.19%) ISEB Practitioner
15 7 (1.19%) JNCIP
15 7 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
16 6 (1.02%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.74%) SLA
2 9 (1.53%) PMO
3 7 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.19%) PCI DSS
4 6 (1.02%) COBIT
5 3 (0.51%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.51%) QA
6 2 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (0.34%) NIST
7 1 (0.17%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 41 (6.97%) Active Directory
2 24 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (2.55%) VMware ESXi
4 14 (2.38%) Hyper-V
5 7 (1.19%) ProxySG
5 7 (1.19%) VMware NSX
5 7 (1.19%) vSphere
6 6 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (1.02%) XenApp
7 5 (0.85%) KVM
8 4 (0.68%) Firmware
9 3 (0.51%) ISA Server
9 3 (0.51%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.34%) iptables
10 2 (0.34%) Samba
10 2 (0.34%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.17%) Docker
11 1 (0.17%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 35 (5.95%) Ansible
2 21 (3.57%) FortiGate
3 18 (3.06%) SCCM
4 17 (2.89%) Cisco Prime
5 16 (2.72%) Nessus
6 15 (2.55%) Cisco CUCM
7 12 (2.04%) SCOM
8 6 (1.02%) Microsoft Intune
8 6 (1.02%) Nagios
8 6 (1.02%) WSUS
9 5 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (0.85%) Puppet
9 5 (0.85%) QRadar
10 4 (0.68%) Salt
10 4 (0.68%) vCenter Server
11 3 (0.51%) Backup Exec
11 3 (0.51%) Cacti
11 3 (0.51%) HP SIM
11 3 (0.51%) Norton AntiVirus
11 3 (0.51%) Simpana
Vendors
1 426 (72.45%) Cisco
2 182 (30.95%) Palo Alto
3 163 (27.72%) F5
4 125 (21.26%) Juniper
5 114 (19.39%) Fortinet
6 72 (12.24%) Microsoft
7 67 (11.39%) Blue Coat
8 63 (10.71%) Aruba
9 58 (9.86%) Citrix
10 49 (8.33%) VMware
11 47 (7.99%) SolarWinds
12 45 (7.65%) HP
13 40 (6.80%) Meraki
14 34 (5.78%) McAfee
15 28 (4.76%) Riverbed
16 22 (3.74%) Oracle
17 19 (3.23%) Splunk
17 19 (3.23%) Symantec
18 16 (2.72%) Dell
19 15 (2.55%) Avaya