Period
to 21 June 2018

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 21 June 2018 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
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 358 297 242
Rank change year-on-year -61 -55 -35
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 636 690 1,045
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.70% 0.82% 1.06%
As % of the Vendors category 1.67% 1.87% 2.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 458 483 653
England median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £268
90th Percentile £588 £550 £550
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 29
England median hourly rate £15.20 £57.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -73.33% +42.50% +2.56%
UK median hourly rate £23.45 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -37.48% -6.25% +2.56%

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 38,085 36,961 43,313
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 41.70% 43.98% 44.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,814 22,813 26,896
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £250 £258 £250
90th Percentile £625 £601 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,376 1,264 1,502
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £11.02 £10.25 £10.05
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 £18.50
% change year-on-year +1.45% -6.76% +5.71%

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 21 June 2018.

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
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 21 June 2018. 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 0 289 £425 -5.56% 53
South East -78 110 £440 +7.32% 21
Midlands +40 97 £485 +22.66% 8
North of England -74 78 £400 +1.27% 8
West Midlands +27 73 £485 +22.78% 7
Yorkshire -14 39 £375 -4.15% 4
South West -7 36 £400 +6.67% 6
East of England -10 27 £360 -4.00% 16
North West -31 27 £410 -18.00% 4
East Midlands +13 24 £375 -3.23% 1
North East -23 12 £425 +18.06%
CheckPoint
UK

For the 6 months to 21 June 2018, 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.

1 459 (72.17%) Firewall
2 451 (70.91%) Cisco
3 198 (31.13%) WAN
4 193 (30.35%) VPN
5 160 (25.16%) Network Security
6 155 (24.37%) Cisco ASA
6 155 (24.37%) Cisco Certification
7 152 (23.90%) Data Centre
8 146 (22.96%) LAN
9 144 (22.64%) Juniper
10 132 (20.75%) Palo Alto
11 129 (20.28%) ITIL
12 127 (19.97%) F5
13 117 (18.40%) Windows
13 117 (18.40%) Microsoft
14 116 (18.24%) BGP
15 115 (18.08%) Finance
16 111 (17.45%) CCNP
16 111 (17.45%) Microsoft Azure
17 110 (17.30%) OSPF
18 108 (16.98%) VMware
19 106 (16.67%) Wireless
20 92 (14.47%) Cisco Nexus
21 91 (14.31%) Fortinet
22 89 (13.99%) Blue Coat
23 83 (13.05%) Security Cleared
23 83 (13.05%) CCNA
24 79 (12.42%) Internet
25 78 (12.26%) DNS
26 76 (11.95%) MPLS

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 23 (3.62%) MS Exchange
2 10 (1.57%) Confluence
2 10 (1.57%) IIS
2 10 (1.57%) SharePoint
3 9 (1.42%) WebLogic
4 8 (1.26%) Skype for Business
5 6 (0.94%) Apache
6 5 (0.79%) Tomcat
7 4 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.31%) JBoss
9 2 (0.31%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.16%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.16%) WebSphere
Applications
1 31 (4.87%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (2.67%) MS Visio
3 13 (2.04%) Microsoft Excel
4 12 (1.89%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.79%) RMDS
2 1 (0.16%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 111 (17.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 76 (11.95%) Amazon AWS
3 37 (5.82%) Office 365
4 10 (1.57%) GitHub
5 8 (1.26%) PaaS
6 7 (1.10%) IaaS
7 6 (0.94%) Azure Active Directory
8 5 (0.79%) Google Cloud Platform
8 5 (0.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (0.47%) SaaS
10 2 (0.31%) Akamai
10 2 (0.31%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.31%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.31%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.16%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.16%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.16%) IBM Cloud
11 1 (0.16%) Serverless
11 1 (0.16%) SoftLayer
11 1 (0.16%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 459 (72.17%) Firewall
2 198 (31.13%) WAN
3 193 (30.35%) VPN
4 160 (25.16%) Network Security
5 155 (24.37%) Cisco ASA
6 146 (22.96%) LAN
7 116 (18.24%) BGP
8 110 (17.30%) OSPF
9 106 (16.67%) Wireless
10 92 (14.47%) Cisco Nexus
11 79 (12.42%) Internet
12 78 (12.26%) DNS
13 76 (11.95%) MPLS
14 74 (11.64%) TCP/IP
15 58 (9.12%) SSL
16 56 (8.81%) DHCP
17 43 (6.76%) IPsec
18 40 (6.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
19 37 (5.82%) Cisco IOS
20 35 (5.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (1.57%) SQL Server
2 4 (0.63%) Oracle OWB
3 3 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (0.47%) OLTP
3 3 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (0.47%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (0.31%) Big Data
4 2 (0.31%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.31%) Oracle Exadata
4 2 (0.31%) Power BI
4 2 (0.31%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.31%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.16%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.16%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.16%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.16%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.16%) Redis
5 1 (0.16%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (1.73%) Jenkins
2 6 (0.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 5 (0.79%) Sonatype Nexus
4 4 (0.63%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.63%) JIRA
5 2 (0.31%) GitLab
6 1 (0.16%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.16%) TeamCity
General
1 115 (18.08%) Finance
2 29 (4.56%) Banking
3 20 (3.14%) Telecoms
4 14 (2.20%) Retail
5 8 (1.26%) Financial Institution
6 6 (0.94%) Law
7 5 (0.79%) Legal
8 4 (0.63%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.47%) Local Government
9 3 (0.47%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.31%) French Language
10 2 (0.31%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.16%) Advertising
11 1 (0.16%) Automotive
11 1 (0.16%) Electronics
11 1 (0.16%) Front Office
11 1 (0.16%) Games
Job Titles
1 240 (37.74%) Network Engineer
2 91 (14.31%) Architect
3 88 (13.84%) Security Engineer
4 60 (9.43%) Network Security Engineer
5 57 (8.96%) Analyst
6 56 (8.81%) Cisco Engineer
7 54 (8.49%) Firewall Engineer
8 53 (8.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 38 (5.97%) Implementation Engineer
10 37 (5.82%) Network Implementation Engineer
11 34 (5.35%) Design Engineer
11 34 (5.35%) Network Design Engineer
12 33 (5.19%) Network Architect
12 33 (5.19%) Security Analyst
12 33 (5.19%) Security Architect
13 32 (5.03%) Network Analyst
14 31 (4.87%) Infrastructure Architect
15 28 (4.40%) Consultant
16 27 (4.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 24 (3.77%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (3.46%) 802.1X
2 11 (1.73%) WAP
3 8 (1.26%) XML
4 5 (0.79%) Web Services
5 3 (0.47%) .NET
5 3 (0.47%) Middleware
5 3 (0.47%) REST
6 2 (0.31%) COM
6 2 (0.31%) LDAP
6 2 (0.31%) OAuth
6 2 (0.31%) OAuth2
6 2 (0.31%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (0.31%) SAML
6 2 (0.31%) XMPP
7 1 (0.16%) HTML
7 1 (0.16%) JSON
7 1 (0.16%) Regular Expression
7 1 (0.16%) SailPoint
7 1 (0.16%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 152 (23.90%) Data Centre
2 34 (5.35%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (4.40%) Management Information System
4 16 (2.52%) Computer Science
5 12 (1.89%) Private Cloud
6 11 (1.73%) PKI
6 11 (1.73%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (1.26%) Virtual Team
8 7 (1.10%) Algorithms
9 6 (0.94%) Fat Client
9 6 (0.94%) Thin Client
10 5 (0.79%) Eurex
10 5 (0.79%) Replication
10 5 (0.79%) Video Conferencing
11 4 (0.63%) CMDB
11 4 (0.63%) Data Protection Act
11 4 (0.63%) DataPower
11 4 (0.63%) Driving Licence
11 4 (0.63%) Mobile App
11 4 (0.63%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 117 (18.40%) Windows
2 75 (11.79%) Linux
3 40 (6.29%) Windows Server
4 30 (4.72%) Unix
5 23 (3.62%) Windows 10
6 20 (3.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (2.67%) Windows 7
8 14 (2.20%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (2.04%) Check Point GAiA
10 7 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (0.63%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.47%) VMS
14 2 (0.31%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.31%) Solaris
14 2 (0.31%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.16%) CentOS
15 1 (0.16%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (20.28%) ITIL
2 73 (11.48%) Network Design
3 50 (7.86%) Migration
4 48 (7.55%) Change Management
5 42 (6.60%) Change Control
6 41 (6.45%) Problem-Solving
7 39 (6.13%) Information Security
8 37 (5.82%) Load Balancing
8 37 (5.82%) WAN Optimisation
9 36 (5.66%) Network Architecture
10 35 (5.50%) Agile Software Development
11 29 (4.56%) SIEM
12 24 (3.77%) Coaching
13 22 (3.46%) ITIL V3
13 22 (3.46%) Kalman Filter
14 21 (3.30%) DevOps
14 21 (3.30%) Project Management
14 21 (3.30%) Security Architecture
14 21 (3.30%) Stakeholder Management
15 20 (3.14%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 27 (4.25%) Python
2 21 (3.30%) PowerShell
2 21 (3.30%) SQL
3 8 (1.26%) C
4 7 (1.10%) Java
5 4 (0.63%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.31%) Tcl
7 1 (0.16%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 155 (24.37%) Cisco Certification
2 111 (17.45%) CCNP
3 83 (13.05%) CCNA
3 83 (13.05%) Security Cleared
4 71 (11.16%) SC Cleared
5 51 (8.02%) CCIE
6 49 (7.70%) CCSE
7 39 (6.13%) CCSA
8 37 (5.82%) Degree
9 35 (5.50%) CISSP
10 29 (4.56%) Microsoft Certification
11 23 (3.62%) Check Point Certification
11 23 (3.62%) MCSE
12 17 (2.67%) ITIL Certification
13 15 (2.36%) CCSP
14 14 (2.20%) MCP
15 9 (1.42%) CCDP
15 9 (1.42%) CISM
16 7 (1.10%) DBS Check
16 7 (1.10%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (4.40%) SLA
2 26 (4.09%) PCI DSS
3 24 (3.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (2.36%) GDPR
5 9 (1.42%) PMO
5 9 (1.42%) QA
6 5 (0.79%) COBIT
6 5 (0.79%) GCP
7 4 (0.63%) ISO 22301
8 3 (0.47%) RMADS
9 2 (0.31%) FIPS 140-2
10 1 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.16%) NIST 800
10 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 62 (9.75%) Active Directory
2 55 (8.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (5.50%) ProxySG
4 23 (3.62%) VMware ESXi
5 20 (3.14%) BitLocker
6 19 (2.99%) vSphere
7 15 (2.36%) VMware NSX
8 8 (1.26%) Terminal Services
9 7 (1.10%) XenApp
9 7 (1.10%) XenDesktop
10 5 (0.79%) Docker
11 4 (0.63%) Hyper-V
11 4 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
12 3 (0.47%) UAG
12 3 (0.47%) vCloud
12 3 (0.47%) VirtualBox
12 3 (0.47%) XenServer
13 2 (0.31%) IAG
13 2 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
14 1 (0.16%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 69 (10.85%) FortiGate
2 22 (3.46%) Ansible
2 22 (3.46%) SCCM
3 14 (2.20%) McAfee ePO
4 10 (1.57%) WSUS
5 9 (1.42%) Nessus
6 8 (1.26%) QRadar
6 8 (1.26%) SCOM
7 7 (1.10%) Nagios
8 6 (0.94%) Puppet
8 6 (0.94%) vRealize
9 5 (0.79%) Proventia
10 4 (0.63%) Cisco Prime
10 4 (0.63%) Norton AntiVirus
10 4 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (0.63%) vCenter Server
11 3 (0.47%) Cisco CUCM
11 3 (0.47%) ServiceCenter
11 3 (0.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 3 (0.47%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 451 (70.91%) Cisco
2 144 (22.64%) Juniper
3 132 (20.75%) Palo Alto
4 127 (19.97%) F5
5 117 (18.40%) Microsoft
6 108 (16.98%) VMware
7 91 (14.31%) Fortinet
8 89 (13.99%) Blue Coat
9 72 (11.32%) Aruba
10 70 (11.01%) McAfee
11 67 (10.53%) Citrix
12 66 (10.38%) HP
13 53 (8.33%) Oracle
14 39 (6.13%) Nokia
15 34 (5.35%) NetApp
16 32 (5.03%) SolarWinds
17 31 (4.87%) Qualys
18 25 (3.93%) Symantec
19 21 (3.30%) Forcepoint
19 21 (3.30%) IBM