Period
to 24 January 2022

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 24 January 2022 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
24 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 441 325 355
Rank change year-on-year -116 +30 -41
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 363 230 464
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.52% 0.68% 0.71%
As % of the Vendors category 1.36% 1.62% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 173 326
10th Percentile £275 £263 £253
25th Percentile £381 £330 £320
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £425 £400
Median % change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% -5.88%
75th Percentile £538 £488 £488
90th Percentile £647 £538 £538
UK median daily rate £475 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +11.76% +1.19% -1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 10
10th Percentile - - £18.08
25th Percentile - £23.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £26.50
Median % change year-on-year - +50.94% -3.64%
75th Percentile - - £38.00
90th Percentile - - £40.38
UK median hourly rate - £40.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year - +50.94% -3.64%

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 26,679 14,209 28,245
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 38.55% 41.73% 42.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,065 9,232 18,146
10th Percentile £256 £250 £225
25th Percentile £404 £363 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £515 £463 £450
Median % change year-on-year +11.35% +2.78% -
75th Percentile £625 £572 £556
90th Percentile £713 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £510 £460 £450
% change year-on-year +10.87% +2.22% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 836 504 1,117
10th Percentile £11.32 £11.22 £11.50
25th Percentile £14.25 £14.00 £14.25
Median hourly rate £19.52 £23.00 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year -15.13% +22.99% +6.89%
75th Percentile £40.75 £45.91 £33.75
90th Percentile £60.00 £59.63 £50.10
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year -16.67% +28.34% +7.32%

CheckPoint
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for CheckPoint in England

CheckPoint
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing CheckPoint in England.

Daily rate trend for CheckPoint in England

CheckPoint
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing CheckPoint in England over the 6 months to 24 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for CheckPoint in England

CheckPoint
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing CheckPoint in England.

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 24 January 2022. 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
Jobs
London -102 149 £525 +10.53% 17
South East -50 67 £415 -7.78% 7
East of England -22 38 £425 +9.68% 6
Midlands -46 38 £501 +15.63% 14
West Midlands -37 34 £505 +15.56% 12
South West -58 25 £422 +29.69% 5
North of England -67 23 £400 +6.67% 9
Yorkshire -35 14 £403 +0.63% 1
North West -57 9 £363 +15.08% 8
East Midlands -29 4 £413 +6.45% 1
CheckPoint
UK

For the 6 months to 24 January 2022, 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.

1 236 (65.01%) Cisco
2 233 (64.19%) Firewall
3 99 (27.27%) Azure
4 95 (26.17%) VMware
5 91 (25.07%) Security Cleared
6 86 (23.69%) AWS
7 85 (23.42%) WAN
8 84 (23.14%) Windows
9 81 (22.31%) Social Skills
10 77 (21.21%) Microsoft
11 76 (20.94%) Cisco Certification
12 72 (19.83%) Data Centre
13 70 (19.28%) LAN
14 69 (19.01%) SC Cleared
15 65 (17.91%) ITIL
16 64 (17.63%) F5
17 62 (17.08%) VMware Infrastructure
17 62 (17.08%) Change Management
18 58 (15.98%) BGP
19 57 (15.70%) Active Directory
20 55 (15.15%) CCNP
20 55 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
20 55 (15.15%) Palo Alto
21 53 (14.60%) Linux
21 53 (14.60%) Network Security
22 52 (14.33%) Migration
23 50 (13.77%) Finance
24 49 (13.50%) Load Balancing
25 46 (12.67%) Cisco ASA
26 45 (12.40%) Juniper

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 13 (3.58%) Confluence
2 7 (1.93%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.10%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.28%) IIS
Applications
1 22 (6.06%) Microsoft Project
2 8 (2.20%) MS Visio
3 6 (1.65%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.28%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 99 (27.27%) Azure
2 86 (23.69%) AWS
3 35 (9.64%) Microsoft 365
4 17 (4.68%) GCP
5 14 (3.86%) SaaS
6 12 (3.31%) IaaS
7 5 (1.38%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (1.38%) IBM Cloud
7 5 (1.38%) PaaS
8 4 (1.10%) AWS Direct Connect
8 4 (1.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (0.83%) GitHub
10 2 (0.55%) Amazon ECS
10 2 (0.55%) Amazon EKS
10 2 (0.55%) AWS Fargate
10 2 (0.55%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 1 (0.28%) Azure Stack
11 1 (0.28%) Power Automate
11 1 (0.28%) Power Platform
11 1 (0.28%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 233 (64.19%) Firewall
2 85 (23.42%) WAN
3 70 (19.28%) LAN
4 58 (15.98%) BGP
5 53 (14.60%) Network Security
6 46 (12.67%) Cisco ASA
7 45 (12.40%) OSPF
8 40 (11.02%) Wireless
9 37 (10.19%) SD-WAN
10 36 (9.92%) DNS
10 36 (9.92%) VPN
11 33 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
11 33 (9.09%) IPsec
12 31 (8.54%) SAN
12 31 (8.54%) TCP/IP
13 28 (7.71%) Software-Defined Networking
14 27 (7.44%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 26 (7.16%) MPLS
16 23 (6.34%) NetScaler
17 20 (5.51%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.10%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.28%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.28%) MySQL
2 1 (0.28%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (3.31%) JIRA
2 4 (1.10%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.55%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.55%) GoCD
3 2 (0.55%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (0.55%) Terragrunt
4 1 (0.28%) Selenium
4 1 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 81 (22.31%) Social Skills
2 50 (13.77%) Finance
3 39 (10.74%) Public Sector
4 31 (8.54%) Influencing Skills
5 26 (7.16%) Telecoms
6 14 (3.86%) Documentation Skills
7 12 (3.31%) Banking
8 10 (2.75%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (1.93%) Financial Institution
10 6 (1.65%) Manufacturing
10 6 (1.65%) Organisational Skills
10 6 (1.65%) Presentation Skills
11 5 (1.38%) Retail
12 4 (1.10%) Electronics
12 4 (1.10%) Marketing
13 3 (0.83%) Law
13 3 (0.83%) Local Government
13 3 (0.83%) Military
13 3 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.55%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 118 (32.51%) Network Engineer
2 43 (11.85%) Architect
3 33 (9.09%) Test Manager
4 30 (8.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 28 (7.71%) Security Engineer
6 22 (6.06%) Consultant
7 16 (4.41%) Analyst
7 16 (4.41%) Infrastructure Architect
7 16 (4.41%) Senior Network Engineer
8 15 (4.13%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 15 (4.13%) Network Security Engineer
9 14 (3.86%) Cisco Engineer
9 14 (3.86%) Firewall Engineer
9 14 (3.86%) Project Manager
9 14 (3.86%) Server Engineer
10 12 (3.31%) Design Engineer
11 11 (3.03%) Data Centre Engineer
11 11 (3.03%) Network Design Engineer
12 10 (2.75%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 10 (2.75%) Data Centre Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.38%) 802.1X
2 3 (0.83%) Web Services
3 2 (0.55%) LDAP
4 1 (0.28%) JSON
4 1 (0.28%) Middleware
4 1 (0.28%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 72 (19.83%) Data Centre
2 17 (4.68%) Public Cloud
3 16 (4.41%) Clustering
4 11 (3.03%) Data Protection Act
5 10 (2.75%) Enterprise Storage
5 10 (2.75%) Replication
6 9 (2.48%) CCTV
6 9 (2.48%) PKI
7 8 (2.20%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.93%) Hybrid Cloud
9 5 (1.38%) CMDB
9 5 (1.38%) EMC VMAX
9 5 (1.38%) EMC VNX
9 5 (1.38%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (1.38%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 4 (1.10%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 3 (0.83%) Private Cloud
12 2 (0.55%) Cloud Native
12 2 (0.55%) Greenfield Project
12 2 (0.55%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 84 (23.14%) Windows
2 53 (14.60%) Linux
3 45 (12.40%) Windows Server
4 21 (5.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (4.41%) Windows 10
6 12 (3.31%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (2.20%) Unix
8 6 (1.65%) Windows 7
9 5 (1.38%) VMS
10 4 (1.10%) HPUX
10 4 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (1.10%) Windows Server 2019
11 3 (0.83%) Windows Server 2016
12 2 (0.55%) CatOS
13 1 (0.28%) Android
13 1 (0.28%) CentOS
13 1 (0.28%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.28%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (17.91%) ITIL
2 62 (17.08%) Change Management
3 55 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
4 52 (14.33%) Migration
5 49 (13.50%) Load Balancing
6 44 (12.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 43 (11.85%) Risk Management
8 41 (11.29%) Stakeholder Management
9 38 (10.47%) Test Management
10 37 (10.19%) Collaborative Working
11 35 (9.64%) SDLC
12 34 (9.37%) Planning and Forecasting
13 33 (9.09%) FMEA
13 33 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
13 33 (9.09%) Test Strategy
14 32 (8.82%) Network Design
15 31 (8.54%) Project Management
16 26 (7.16%) Project Delivery
16 26 (7.16%) SIEM
17 25 (6.89%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 21 (5.79%) SQL
2 18 (4.96%) C
3 13 (3.58%) PowerShell
4 8 (2.20%) Python
5 7 (1.93%) VBScript
6 2 (0.55%) Ruby
7 1 (0.28%) Bash
7 1 (0.28%) Perl
Qualifications
1 91 (25.07%) Security Cleared
2 76 (20.94%) Cisco Certification
3 69 (19.01%) SC Cleared
4 55 (15.15%) CCNP
5 35 (9.64%) CCNA
6 32 (8.82%) ISTQB
6 32 (8.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 25 (6.89%) CCIE
8 23 (6.34%) Microsoft Certification
9 22 (6.06%) DV Cleared
10 18 (4.96%) CISSP
11 17 (4.68%) Degree
12 13 (3.58%) ITIL Certification
12 13 (3.58%) JNCIA
12 13 (3.58%) MCSE
13 10 (2.75%) MCITP
14 9 (2.48%) CCSE
14 9 (2.48%) Computer Science Degree
15 8 (2.20%) CCSA
16 6 (1.65%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (6.89%) SLA
2 14 (3.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (2.20%) QA
4 7 (1.93%) PMO
5 5 (1.38%) GDPR
6 3 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 2 (0.55%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.28%) NCSC
8 1 (0.28%) NIST
8 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 62 (17.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 57 (15.70%) Active Directory
3 36 (9.92%) VMware NSX
4 32 (8.82%) vSphere
5 17 (4.68%) Hyper-V
6 16 (4.41%) XenApp
7 13 (3.58%) vCloud
7 13 (3.58%) Virtual Machines
8 9 (2.48%) NFS
9 6 (1.65%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.55%) Docker
10 2 (0.55%) pfSense
10 2 (0.55%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.55%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.28%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 27 (7.44%) Ansible
2 18 (4.96%) Cisco CUCM
2 18 (4.96%) vRealize
2 18 (4.96%) vRealize Orchestrator
3 16 (4.41%) Terraform
4 15 (4.13%) Microsoft Clustering
5 13 (3.58%) FortiGate
5 13 (3.58%) vCenter Server
6 10 (2.75%) ZABBIX
7 8 (2.20%) Kubernetes
8 7 (1.93%) WSUS
8 7 (1.93%) XenMobile
9 6 (1.65%) MobiControl
10 5 (1.38%) SCCM
11 4 (1.10%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 4 (1.10%) Puppet
12 3 (0.83%) Host Intrusion Detection System
12 3 (0.83%) Microsoft Intune
12 3 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
12 3 (0.83%) SCOM
Vendors
1 236 (65.01%) Cisco
2 95 (26.17%) VMware
3 77 (21.21%) Microsoft
4 64 (17.63%) F5
5 55 (15.15%) Palo Alto
6 45 (12.40%) Juniper
7 37 (10.19%) Citrix
8 35 (9.64%) Fortinet
9 34 (9.37%) HP
10 25 (6.89%) Red Hat
11 20 (5.51%) Infoblox
12 19 (5.23%) Forcepoint
13 18 (4.96%) Dell
14 17 (4.68%) NetApp
15 16 (4.41%) McAfee
16 15 (4.13%) Aruba
17 14 (3.86%) Meraki
18 13 (3.58%) Ericsson
18 13 (3.58%) Oracle
19 12 (3.31%) SolarWinds