Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 334 232 265
Rank change year-on-year -102 +33 -66
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 692 973 936
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.75% 1.10% 0.94%
As % of the Vendors category 1.79% 2.47% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 463 631 581
England median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £283 £300 £250
90th Percentile £588 £553 £538
UK median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 12 38
England median hourly rate - £48.75 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +25.00% +11.43%
UK median hourly rate £31.39 £48.75 £39.00
% change year-on-year -35.61% +25.00% +11.43%

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 38,597 39,461 42,341
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.00% 44.74% 42.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,547 24,515 25,541
England median daily rate £450 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +5.59% +0.63%
10th Percentile £238 £250 £238
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,298 1,449 1,717
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -1.52% +6.28%
10th Percentile £10.80 £10.29 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £46.00 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +2.94% -5.56% +7.72%

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 25 February 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 25 February 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 -54 318 £425 -5.56% 72
South East -82 140 £425 +0.59% 34
Midlands +20 107 £460 +11.52% 11
West Midlands +11 83 £460 +8.24% 5
North of England -31 72 £395 +2.60% 30
Yorkshire -24 36 £385 +2.67% 15
East of England -60 31 £355 -14.20% 14
East Midlands +7 24 £375 +11.11% 6
North West -6 24 £375 -16.67% 13
South West -11 22 £413 +10.00% 7
North East +38 12 £425 +17.24% 2
CheckPoint
UK

For the 6 months to 25 February 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.

1 497 (71.82%) Cisco
2 494 (71.39%) Firewall
3 207 (29.91%) Cisco Certification
4 194 (28.03%) WAN
5 169 (24.42%) F5
6 165 (23.84%) Cisco ASA
7 164 (23.70%) Network Security
8 161 (23.27%) VPN
9 155 (22.40%) Juniper
10 151 (21.82%) CCNP
11 145 (20.95%) Data Centre
12 125 (18.06%) Security Cleared
13 123 (17.77%) LAN
14 121 (17.49%) Microsoft Azure
15 118 (17.05%) Cisco Nexus
15 118 (17.05%) Finance
16 115 (16.62%) Wireless
16 115 (16.62%) ITIL
17 113 (16.33%) Palo Alto
18 107 (15.46%) Citrix
19 101 (14.60%) BGP
19 101 (14.60%) Fortinet
20 97 (14.02%) Microsoft
21 94 (13.58%) OSPF
22 93 (13.44%) MPLS
23 92 (13.29%) VMware
24 90 (13.01%) Windows
24 90 (13.01%) Network Design
24 90 (13.01%) Amazon AWS
25 89 (12.86%) Blue Coat

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 28 (4.05%) MS Exchange
2 14 (2.02%) SharePoint
3 9 (1.30%) IIS
4 8 (1.16%) Skype for Business
5 7 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (0.58%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 4 (0.58%) Drupal
6 4 (0.58%) WordPress
7 3 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.43%) MS Project Server
7 3 (0.43%) OpenStack
7 3 (0.43%) SAS
7 3 (0.43%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.29%) Apache
8 2 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.14%) Confluence
9 1 (0.14%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 23 (3.32%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (2.89%) MS Visio
3 11 (1.59%) Microsoft Excel
4 10 (1.45%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (1.30%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.43%) CA PPM
1 3 (0.43%) Primavera
2 2 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.29%) RMDS
3 1 (0.14%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 121 (17.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 90 (13.01%) Amazon AWS
3 32 (4.62%) Office 365
4 8 (1.16%) IaaS
4 8 (1.16%) Mimecast
4 8 (1.16%) PaaS
5 7 (1.01%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (0.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 4 (0.58%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.58%) SaaS
8 2 (0.29%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.14%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.14%) SoftLayer
9 1 (0.14%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 494 (71.39%) Firewall
2 194 (28.03%) WAN
3 165 (23.84%) Cisco ASA
4 164 (23.70%) Network Security
5 161 (23.27%) VPN
6 123 (17.77%) LAN
7 118 (17.05%) Cisco Nexus
8 115 (16.62%) Wireless
9 101 (14.60%) BGP
10 94 (13.58%) OSPF
11 93 (13.44%) MPLS
12 79 (11.42%) Internet
13 76 (10.98%) DNS
14 62 (8.96%) SSL
15 60 (8.67%) DHCP
16 49 (7.08%) TCP/IP
17 46 (6.65%) NetScaler
18 44 (6.36%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
19 38 (5.49%) IPsec
20 34 (4.91%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (1.59%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.30%) BusinessObjects
3 5 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (0.72%) OLTP
4 4 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (0.43%) Oracle OWB
5 3 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (0.43%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (0.43%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (0.29%) Big Data
6 2 (0.29%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.14%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.14%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.14%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.14%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 6 (0.87%) Sonatype Nexus
2 3 (0.43%) Git (software)
2 3 (0.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (0.29%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.14%) JIRA
4 1 (0.14%) TeamCity
General
1 118 (17.05%) Finance
2 34 (4.91%) Banking
3 25 (3.61%) Telecoms
4 13 (1.88%) Retail
5 4 (0.58%) Legal
5 4 (0.58%) Manufacturing
5 4 (0.58%) Multimedia
6 3 (0.43%) Financial Institution
6 3 (0.43%) Local Government
7 2 (0.29%) Automotive
7 2 (0.29%) Billing
7 2 (0.29%) Games
7 2 (0.29%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.14%) Advertising
8 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.14%) Marketing
8 1 (0.14%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 297 (42.92%) Network Engineer
2 115 (16.62%) Architect
3 101 (14.60%) Security Engineer
4 71 (10.26%) Firewall Engineer
5 69 (9.97%) Cisco Engineer
5 69 (9.97%) Network Security Engineer
6 65 (9.39%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 44 (6.36%) Network Architect
8 41 (5.92%) Security Architect
9 34 (4.91%) Implementation Engineer
9 34 (4.91%) Network Implementation Engineer
10 33 (4.77%) Senior Network Engineer
11 29 (4.19%) Infrastructure Architect
12 28 (4.05%) Analyst
13 27 (3.90%) Design Engineer
13 27 (3.90%) Network Design Engineer
14 26 (3.76%) Consultant
15 25 (3.61%) Support Engineer
16 24 (3.47%) Network Support
17 22 (3.18%) Cisco Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (1.88%) 802.1X
2 12 (1.73%) Regular Expression
3 9 (1.30%) .NET
4 4 (0.58%) XML
5 3 (0.43%) OAuth
5 3 (0.43%) OAuth2
5 3 (0.43%) Web Services
6 2 (0.29%) Rendezvous
6 2 (0.29%) WAP
7 1 (0.14%) HTML
7 1 (0.14%) Java EE
7 1 (0.14%) JFC
7 1 (0.14%) LDAP
7 1 (0.14%) REST
7 1 (0.14%) SailPoint
7 1 (0.14%) SAML
7 1 (0.14%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 145 (20.95%) Data Centre
2 28 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (4.05%) Management Information System
3 15 (2.17%) Computer Science
4 13 (1.88%) Replication
5 11 (1.59%) PKI
6 10 (1.45%) Security Operations Centre
7 8 (1.16%) PMI
7 8 (1.16%) Private Cloud
8 7 (1.01%) Microsoft Licensing
8 7 (1.01%) Public Cloud
9 6 (0.87%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 6 (0.87%) Greenfield Project
10 5 (0.72%) Data Protection Act
10 5 (0.72%) Mobile App
11 4 (0.58%) CMDB
11 4 (0.58%) DataPower
11 4 (0.58%) Hybrid Cloud
12 3 (0.43%) Algorithms
12 3 (0.43%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 90 (13.01%) Windows
2 53 (7.66%) Windows Server
3 45 (6.50%) Linux
4 17 (2.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (2.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (2.17%) Unix
7 14 (2.02%) CentOS
8 12 (1.73%) Windows 10
9 9 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (1.16%) Check Point GAiA
11 6 (0.87%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.43%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.43%) VMS
13 2 (0.29%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (16.62%) ITIL
2 90 (13.01%) Network Design
3 67 (9.68%) Load Balancing
4 51 (7.37%) Migration
5 50 (7.23%) Information Security
6 48 (6.94%) Change Management
7 46 (6.65%) WAN Optimisation
8 43 (6.21%) Change Control
9 41 (5.92%) Project Management
10 40 (5.78%) Cybersecurity
11 39 (5.64%) Network Architecture
12 34 (4.91%) Kalman Filter
13 33 (4.77%) High Availability
14 28 (4.05%) Agile Software Development
14 28 (4.05%) ITIL V3
15 27 (3.90%) PRINCE2
15 27 (3.90%) Programme Management
16 26 (3.76%) Network Monitoring
17 25 (3.61%) Security Architecture
18 24 (3.47%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 31 (4.48%) SQL
2 14 (2.02%) Python
3 8 (1.16%) C
4 7 (1.01%) Java
5 2 (0.29%) PHP
5 2 (0.29%) PowerShell
5 2 (0.29%) Ruby
6 1 (0.14%) C++
6 1 (0.14%) Perl
6 1 (0.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 207 (29.91%) Cisco Certification
2 151 (21.82%) CCNP
3 125 (18.06%) Security Cleared
4 89 (12.86%) CCNA
5 83 (11.99%) SC Cleared
6 71 (10.26%) CCIE
7 58 (8.38%) CCSE
8 55 (7.95%) CCSA
9 40 (5.78%) Microsoft Certification
10 36 (5.20%) CISSP
11 33 (4.77%) MCSE
12 31 (4.48%) Degree
13 22 (3.18%) MCP
14 19 (2.75%) Check Point Certification
15 16 (2.31%) CCSP
15 16 (2.31%) DV Cleared
16 11 (1.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 10 (1.45%) CISM
17 10 (1.45%) ISEB
18 9 (1.30%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (4.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 28 (4.05%) SLA
3 18 (2.60%) GDPR
4 17 (2.46%) PCI DSS
5 10 (1.45%) PMO
5 10 (1.45%) QA
6 5 (0.72%) GCP
6 5 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 4 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
8 3 (0.43%) COBIT
8 3 (0.43%) FIPS 140-2
8 3 (0.43%) ISO 22301
8 3 (0.43%) NIST 800
8 3 (0.43%) PMBOK
9 2 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 70 (10.12%) Active Directory
2 60 (8.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (3.61%) ProxySG
4 24 (3.47%) Hyper-V
5 19 (2.75%) vSphere
6 14 (2.02%) Terminal Services
6 14 (2.02%) XenApp
7 13 (1.88%) VMware NSX
8 12 (1.73%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (1.30%) BitLocker
10 7 (1.01%) Docker
11 6 (0.87%) UAG
11 6 (0.87%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (0.58%) VirtualBox
13 3 (0.43%) IAG
13 3 (0.43%) Snort
14 2 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
14 2 (0.29%) Xen
14 2 (0.29%) XenDesktop
15 1 (0.14%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 63 (9.10%) FortiGate
2 16 (2.31%) Ansible
3 14 (2.02%) SCCM
4 10 (1.45%) Puppet
4 10 (1.45%) SCOM
5 9 (1.30%) Cisco Prime
5 9 (1.30%) Nagios
6 8 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (1.16%) vCenter Server
7 7 (1.01%) Backup Exec
7 7 (1.01%) Nessus
7 7 (1.01%) NetBackup
8 6 (0.87%) Cacti
8 6 (0.87%) McAfee ePO
8 6 (0.87%) SolarWinds Orion
9 5 (0.72%) Terraform
9 5 (0.72%) WhatsUp Gold
9 5 (0.72%) XenMobile
10 4 (0.58%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 3 (0.43%) vRealize
Vendors
1 497 (71.82%) Cisco
2 169 (24.42%) F5
3 155 (22.40%) Juniper
4 113 (16.33%) Palo Alto
5 107 (15.46%) Citrix
6 101 (14.60%) Fortinet
7 97 (14.02%) Microsoft
8 92 (13.29%) VMware
9 89 (12.86%) Blue Coat
10 75 (10.84%) McAfee
11 62 (8.96%) Aruba
12 59 (8.53%) HP
13 45 (6.50%) SolarWinds
14 40 (5.78%) Oracle
15 36 (5.20%) IBM
16 28 (4.05%) Nokia
17 26 (3.76%) NetApp
18 23 (3.32%) Dell
19 22 (3.18%) Extreme Networks
20 20 (2.89%) Veeam