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 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
CheckPoint
UK / England
Rank 260 244 199
Rank change year-on-year -16 -45  
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 374 478 548
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.91% 0.98% 1.15%
As % of the Vendors category 2.07% 2.26% 2.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 274 324
Median daily rate £400 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £381
% change year-on-year - -1.63%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 5
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -21.05%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £37.25 £47.50
% change year-on-year -6.04% -21.57%  

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 18095 21190 21568
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 43.86% 43.54% 45.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 11249 13005 12444
Median daily rate £425 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.29% +1.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 634 759 903
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.96 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.31% +14.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.69 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.17 £51.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.50 £17.22
% change year-on-year -16.64% +13.21%  

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 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 23 March 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 23 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
London -5 146 £450 +2.27% 36
South East -15 96 £405 +1.25% 15
South West -13 27 £375 - 4
North West +23 24 £525 +54.98% 5
West Midlands +21 22 £375 - 5
East of England -13 22 £375 -6.25% 7
Yorkshire -18 19 £388 +3.33% 6
North East +10 18 £361 -
East Midlands -11 2 £400 +25.00% 1
CheckPoint
UK

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 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 England region with a requirement for CheckPoint.

1 713 (78.09%) Cisco
2 670 (73.38%) Firewall
3 349 (38.23%) Cisco Certification
4 313 (34.28%) Cisco ASA
5 310 (33.95%) F5
6 299 (32.75%) Juniper
7 274 (30.01%) WAN
8 266 (29.13%) LAN
9 248 (27.16%) Network Security
10 243 (26.62%) CCNP
11 233 (25.52%) Wireless
12 207 (22.67%) Security Cleared
13 181 (19.82%) VPN
14 179 (19.61%) Finance
15 174 (19.06%) Palo Alto
16 168 (18.40%) Cisco Nexus
17 164 (17.96%) SC Cleared
17 164 (17.96%) Data Centre
18 158 (17.31%) ITIL
19 145 (15.88%) Blue Coat
20 138 (15.12%) OSPF
21 132 (14.46%) CCIE
22 131 (14.35%) DNS
23 130 (14.24%) Fortinet
24 125 (13.69%) CCNA
25 120 (13.14%) Microsoft
26 119 (13.03%) VMware
27 117 (12.81%) Network Design
28 114 (12.49%) MPLS
29 113 (12.38%) BGP

CheckPoint
Top Related 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 16 (1.75%) MS Exchange
2 15 (1.64%) SharePoint
2 15 (1.64%) Skype for Business
3 9 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (0.77%) IIS
5 6 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (0.66%) Tomcat
6 5 (0.55%) Apache
6 5 (0.55%) OpenStack
6 5 (0.55%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.22%) JBoss
9 1 (0.11%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.11%) SAS
9 1 (0.11%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 43 (4.71%) MS Excel
2 25 (2.74%) MS Office
3 18 (1.97%) Spreadsheet
4 12 (1.31%) MS Project
5 5 (0.55%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.33%) assyst
3 2 (0.22%) Primavera
3 2 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.22%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 61 (6.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 47 (5.15%) Amazon AWS
3 25 (2.74%) IaaS
4 23 (2.52%) Office 365
5 14 (1.53%) SaaS
6 10 (1.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 7 (0.77%) PaaS
8 5 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.22%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.22%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.11%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.11%) AWS CloudTrail
11 1 (0.11%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 670 (73.38%) Firewall
2 313 (34.28%) Cisco ASA
3 274 (30.01%) WAN
4 266 (29.13%) LAN
5 248 (27.16%) Network Security
6 233 (25.52%) Wireless
7 181 (19.82%) VPN
8 168 (18.40%) Cisco Nexus
9 138 (15.12%) OSPF
10 131 (14.35%) DNS
11 114 (12.49%) MPLS
12 113 (12.38%) BGP
12 113 (12.38%) TCP/IP
13 78 (8.54%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 76 (8.32%) DHCP
15 75 (8.21%) BIG-IP
16 71 (7.78%) VoIP
17 69 (7.56%) SSL
18 65 (7.12%) NetScaler
19 61 (6.68%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (3.07%) SQL Server
2 7 (0.77%) Oracle Database
3 6 (0.66%) BusinessObjects
3 6 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (0.55%) MySQL
5 3 (0.33%) Big Data
5 3 (0.33%) Data Lake
5 3 (0.33%) DocumentDB
6 2 (0.22%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.22%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (0.22%) Oracle Exadata
6 2 (0.22%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.11%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle OWB
7 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (0.55%) JIRA
1 5 (0.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (0.33%) Zephyr
3 1 (0.11%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 179 (19.61%) Finance
2 62 (6.79%) Telecoms
3 51 (5.59%) Banking
4 29 (3.18%) Retail
5 8 (0.88%) Manufacturing
6 7 (0.77%) Investment Banking
7 6 (0.66%) Advertising
7 6 (0.66%) Local Government
8 4 (0.44%) Electronics
8 4 (0.44%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.44%) Law
8 4 (0.44%) Marketing
8 4 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.33%) Legal
10 2 (0.22%) Billing
10 2 (0.22%) Dutch Language
10 2 (0.22%) Games
10 2 (0.22%) German Language
10 2 (0.22%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 403 (44.14%) Network Engineer
2 125 (13.69%) Cisco Engineer
3 116 (12.71%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 112 (12.27%) Security Engineer
5 92 (10.08%) Analyst
6 91 (9.97%) Network Security Engineer
7 85 (9.31%) Architect
8 63 (6.90%) Firewall Engineer
9 58 (6.35%) Consultant
10 57 (6.24%) Senior Network Engineer
11 55 (6.02%) Network Analyst
12 40 (4.38%) Network Consultant
13 39 (4.27%) Network Architect
14 38 (4.16%) Network Specialist
14 38 (4.16%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
15 36 (3.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 33 (3.61%) Network Support
17 32 (3.50%) Project Manager
17 32 (3.50%) Security Consultant
18 29 (3.18%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (3.29%) 802.1X
2 14 (1.53%) SAML
3 9 (0.99%) CSS
4 8 (0.88%) Regular Expression
5 7 (0.77%) .NET
5 7 (0.77%) Middleware
6 6 (0.66%) XML
7 5 (0.55%) Web Services
8 4 (0.44%) XMPP
9 3 (0.33%) ASP.NET
9 3 (0.33%) OAuth
9 3 (0.33%) OpenID
9 3 (0.33%) SailPoint
9 3 (0.33%) SOAP
9 3 (0.33%) WAP
10 2 (0.22%) Oracle Fusion
11 1 (0.11%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 1 (0.11%) LINQ to SQL
11 1 (0.11%) REST
11 1 (0.11%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 164 (17.96%) Data Centre
2 79 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (3.61%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 28 (3.07%) Computer Science
5 27 (2.96%) Management Information System
6 18 (1.97%) CMDB
7 14 (1.53%) Fat Client
7 14 (1.53%) Thin Client
7 14 (1.53%) Video Conferencing
8 11 (1.20%) Clustering
8 11 (1.20%) Enterprise Storage
9 9 (0.99%) PKI
9 9 (0.99%) Replication
9 9 (0.99%) Wiki
10 8 (0.88%) PMI
10 8 (0.88%) Virtual Team
11 7 (0.77%) Public Cloud
12 6 (0.66%) RSA SecurID
12 6 (0.66%) Security Operations Centre
13 5 (0.55%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 110 (12.05%) Windows
2 76 (8.32%) Linux
3 55 (6.02%) Windows Server
4 36 (3.94%) Unix
5 29 (3.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 24 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (1.64%) Windows 7
8 8 (0.88%) Solaris
9 7 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (0.55%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.22%) Android
11 2 (0.22%) CatOS
11 2 (0.22%) CentOS
11 2 (0.22%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.22%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.11%) AIX
12 1 (0.11%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.11%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (17.31%) ITIL
2 117 (12.81%) Network Design
3 87 (9.53%) Load Balancing
4 74 (8.11%) Service Management
5 68 (7.45%) Migration
5 68 (7.45%) Project Management
6 51 (5.59%) Change Management
6 51 (5.59%) Information Security
7 48 (5.26%) Network Management
8 45 (4.93%) SIEM
9 38 (4.16%) Network Architecture
10 35 (3.83%) ITSM
11 34 (3.72%) PRINCE2
12 33 (3.61%) Penetration Testing
13 32 (3.50%) Change Control
14 31 (3.40%) Agile Software Development
15 30 (3.29%) High Availability
15 30 (3.29%) Incident Management
16 29 (3.18%) Stakeholder Management
17 27 (2.96%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 32 (3.50%) PowerShell
2 29 (3.18%) SQL
3 20 (2.19%) Python
4 13 (1.42%) Java
5 8 (0.88%) Perl
6 6 (0.66%) C
7 4 (0.44%) C#
7 4 (0.44%) VB
8 2 (0.22%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.22%) Lisp
8 2 (0.22%) PHP
8 2 (0.22%) VBScript
9 1 (0.11%) Prolog
9 1 (0.11%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.11%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 349 (38.23%) Cisco Certification
2 243 (26.62%) CCNP
3 207 (22.67%) Security Cleared
4 164 (17.96%) SC Cleared
5 132 (14.46%) CCIE
6 125 (13.69%) CCNA
7 97 (10.62%) CCSE
8 85 (9.31%) CCSA
9 56 (6.13%) CCDP
10 48 (5.26%) Degree
11 38 (4.16%) JNCIA
12 34 (3.72%) CCIP
12 34 (3.72%) JNCIE
13 28 (3.07%) CCSP
14 27 (2.96%) CISSP
15 26 (2.85%) HP ASE
15 26 (2.85%) HP MASE
16 22 (2.41%) DV Cleared
17 18 (1.97%) JNCIP
18 17 (1.86%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (4.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 30 (3.29%) PCI DSS
3 28 (3.07%) SLA
4 4 (0.44%) Government Security Classifications
4 4 (0.44%) QA
5 3 (0.33%) GPG13
5 3 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.22%) PMO
7 1 (0.11%) BS7799
7 1 (0.11%) COBIT
7 1 (0.11%) HMG Infosec
7 1 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 90 (9.86%) Active Directory
2 72 (7.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (3.72%) Hyper-V
4 18 (1.97%) ProxySG
5 15 (1.64%) XenApp
6 12 (1.31%) VMware ESX
6 12 (1.31%) XenServer
7 10 (1.10%) BitLocker
7 10 (1.10%) vCloud
7 10 (1.10%) vSphere
7 10 (1.10%) XenDesktop
8 8 (0.88%) Microsoft App-V
8 8 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
9 6 (0.66%) Terminal Services
10 5 (0.55%) Virtual Desktop
11 4 (0.44%) Firmware
11 4 (0.44%) Snort
11 4 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.22%) BIND 9
13 1 (0.11%) Docker
Systems Management
1 91 (9.97%) FortiGate
2 33 (3.61%) Cisco Prime
3 20 (2.19%) Nagios
4 17 (1.86%) SCCM
5 15 (1.64%) Norton AntiVirus
6 11 (1.20%) Cisco CUCM
7 10 (1.10%) Forum Sentry
7 10 (1.10%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 9 (0.99%) Cisco UCCX
9 8 (0.88%) Nessus
10 7 (0.77%) CA Spectrum
10 7 (0.77%) OPNET
10 7 (0.77%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 7 (0.77%) SCOM
11 6 (0.66%) McAfee ePO
12 5 (0.55%) Cisco UCCE
12 5 (0.55%) EnCase
13 4 (0.44%) AirWatch
13 4 (0.44%) Failover Clustering
13 4 (0.44%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 713 (78.09%) Cisco
2 310 (33.95%) F5
3 299 (32.75%) Juniper
4 174 (19.06%) Palo Alto
5 145 (15.88%) Blue Coat
6 130 (14.24%) Fortinet
7 120 (13.14%) Microsoft
8 119 (13.03%) VMware
9 106 (11.61%) Citrix
10 96 (10.51%) HP
11 95 (10.41%) Aruba
12 72 (7.89%) Riverbed
13 69 (7.56%) SolarWinds
14 43 (4.71%) Nokia
15 38 (4.16%) Oracle
16 29 (3.18%) Brocade
16 29 (3.18%) Symantec
17 28 (3.07%) Extreme Networks
18 27 (2.96%) Dell
18 27 (2.96%) Intel Security
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