Period
to 22 September 2021

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 22 September 2021 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
22 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 402 327 322
Rank change year-on-year -75 -5 +42
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 370 167 663
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.58% 0.64% 0.83%
As % of the Vendors category 1.43% 1.47% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 114 486
10th Percentile £263 £284 £299
25th Percentile £363 £363 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £437 £425
Median % change year-on-year -2.75% +2.82% -
75th Percentile £515 £495 £495
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £450 £431 £425
% change year-on-year +4.41% +1.41% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 4
10th Percentile £20.45 £25.14 £24.26
25th Percentile £30.63 £26.50 £27.95
Median hourly rate £39.50 £40.00 £30.00
Median % change year-on-year -1.25% +33.33% +82.32%
75th Percentile £47.75 " £33.44
90th Percentile £55.50 " £39.63
UK median hourly rate £39.50 £40.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -1.25% +33.33% +72.31%

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 25,805 11,373 33,776
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 40.24% 43.90% 42.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,119 7,483 21,664
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
25th Percentile £400 £369 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £600 £575 £556
90th Percentile £700 £675 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 815 337 1,154
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.17 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.63 £14.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.25 £19.03
Median % change year-on-year -6.17% +6.41% +9.30%
75th Percentile £42.01 £45.00 £42.00
90th Percentile £62.00 £53.75 £51.48
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £20.89 £19.50
% change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% +14.71%

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 22 September 2021.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing CheckPoint in England over the 6 months to 22 September 2021.

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 22 September 2021. 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 -124 126 £475 +0.26% 31
South East -44 79 £388 -4.62% 16
Midlands -62 42 £469 +4.17% 13
West Midlands -48 38 £485 +7.78% 10
North of England -66 36 £390 -9.51% 11
South West -36 33 £425 +21.43% 9
Yorkshire -25 25 £380 -6.46% 4
East of England -26 21 £425 +30.77% 8
North West -56 10 £388 -11.33% 7
East Midlands -40 4 £413 - 3
North East -14 1 £450 -5.26%
CheckPoint
UK

For the 6 months to 22 September 2021, 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.

1 262 (70.81%) Firewall
2 254 (68.65%) Cisco
3 105 (28.38%) WAN
4 101 (27.30%) F5
5 99 (26.76%) Azure
6 98 (26.49%) LAN
7 86 (23.24%) VMware
8 82 (22.16%) Data Centre
9 81 (21.89%) Cisco Certification
10 78 (21.08%) Security Cleared
11 70 (18.92%) Microsoft
12 68 (18.38%) Social Skills
13 66 (17.84%) ITIL
14 65 (17.57%) Cisco ASA
14 65 (17.57%) AWS
15 63 (17.03%) SC Cleared
16 61 (16.49%) Juniper
16 61 (16.49%) Palo Alto
17 60 (16.22%) VMware Infrastructure
18 57 (15.41%) Network Security
18 57 (15.41%) Fortinet
19 52 (14.05%) Windows
20 51 (13.78%) CCNP
20 51 (13.78%) DNS
20 51 (13.78%) BGP
21 47 (12.70%) OSPF
22 46 (12.43%) Active Directory
22 46 (12.43%) Finance
22 46 (12.43%) Agile Software Development
23 45 (12.16%) Wireless

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 14 (3.78%) SharePoint
2 13 (3.51%) Confluence
3 6 (1.62%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.54%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.54%) OpenStack
4 2 (0.54%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.27%) Apache
5 1 (0.27%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.27%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.27%) IIS
5 1 (0.27%) SAS
5 1 (0.27%) Tomcat
Applications
1 24 (6.49%) Microsoft Project
2 21 (5.68%) MS Visio
3 11 (2.97%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (1.08%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (1.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.27%) NetSuite
1 1 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.27%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 99 (26.76%) Azure
2 65 (17.57%) AWS
3 39 (10.54%) Microsoft 365
4 15 (4.05%) GCP
5 12 (3.24%) Azure Active Directory
6 8 (2.16%) SaaS
7 6 (1.62%) AWS Direct Connect
8 5 (1.35%) AWS Lambda
8 5 (1.35%) Azure Data Factory
8 5 (1.35%) Azure Key Vault
8 5 (1.35%) Serverless
9 4 (1.08%) IBM Cloud
10 3 (0.81%) Akamai
10 3 (0.81%) Azure Sentinel
10 3 (0.81%) IaaS
10 3 (0.81%) OneDrive
10 3 (0.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (0.54%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (0.54%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.54%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 262 (70.81%) Firewall
2 105 (28.38%) WAN
3 98 (26.49%) LAN
4 65 (17.57%) Cisco ASA
5 57 (15.41%) Network Security
6 51 (13.78%) BGP
6 51 (13.78%) DNS
7 47 (12.70%) OSPF
8 45 (12.16%) Wireless
9 44 (11.89%) VPN
10 39 (10.54%) Cisco Nexus
11 38 (10.27%) TCP/IP
12 33 (8.92%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 33 (8.92%) SD-WAN
13 30 (8.11%) DHCP
14 28 (7.57%) MPLS
15 24 (6.49%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
16 23 (6.22%) SSL
17 22 (5.95%) Software-Defined Networking
17 22 (5.95%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.35%) Data Lake
1 5 (1.35%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.54%) Hadoop
2 2 (0.54%) Tableau
3 1 (0.27%) Apache Hive
3 1 (0.27%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (0.27%) Big Data
3 1 (0.27%) Flink
3 1 (0.27%) HBase
3 1 (0.27%) Mahout
3 1 (0.27%) Metadata
3 1 (0.27%) Neo4j
3 1 (0.27%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.27%) Power BI
3 1 (0.27%) SAP HANA
3 1 (0.27%) Spark SQL
3 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (2.16%) Jenkins
1 8 (2.16%) JIRA
2 5 (1.35%) kappa
2 5 (1.35%) Sonatype Nexus
2 5 (1.35%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.81%) GitLab
4 1 (0.27%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.27%) Hudson
4 1 (0.27%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.27%) Selenium
4 1 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 68 (18.38%) Social Skills
2 46 (12.43%) Finance
3 27 (7.30%) Telecoms
4 25 (6.76%) Public Sector
5 21 (5.68%) Influencing Skills
6 15 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
7 14 (3.78%) Banking
8 13 (3.51%) Documentation Skills
9 7 (1.89%) Presentation Skills
10 6 (1.62%) Local Government
11 2 (0.54%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.54%) Police
11 2 (0.54%) Retail
12 1 (0.27%) Back Office
12 1 (0.27%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 1 (0.27%) Law
12 1 (0.27%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.27%) Military
12 1 (0.27%) Organisational Skills
12 1 (0.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 145 (39.19%) Network Engineer
2 41 (11.08%) Architect
3 33 (8.92%) Cisco Engineer
3 33 (8.92%) Security Engineer
4 31 (8.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 27 (7.30%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 23 (6.22%) Network Security Engineer
7 22 (5.95%) Project Manager
7 22 (5.95%) Test Manager
8 18 (4.86%) Senior Network Engineer
9 16 (4.32%) Data Centre Engineer
9 16 (4.32%) Server Engineer
10 15 (4.05%) Consultant
11 14 (3.78%) Analyst
11 14 (3.78%) Firewall Engineer
12 13 (3.51%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
13 12 (3.24%) Azure Engineer
14 11 (2.97%) Data Centre Infrastructure Engineer
14 11 (2.97%) Infrastructure Architect
15 10 (2.70%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.16%) SAML
2 6 (1.62%) Kafka
2 6 (1.62%) Spark Streaming
3 5 (1.35%) 802.1X
3 5 (1.35%) ARM Templates
4 4 (1.08%) JSON
4 4 (1.08%) LDAP
5 2 (0.54%) PySpark
5 2 (0.54%) Web Services
6 1 (0.27%) Apache NiFi
6 1 (0.27%) CSS
6 1 (0.27%) HTML
6 1 (0.27%) JDBC
6 1 (0.27%) Lucene
6 1 (0.27%) MLlib
6 1 (0.27%) Protocol Buffers
6 1 (0.27%) REST
6 1 (0.27%) SparkR
6 1 (0.27%) XML
6 1 (0.27%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 82 (22.16%) Data Centre
2 15 (4.05%) Data Protection Act
3 11 (2.97%) Enterprise Storage
3 11 (2.97%) Hybrid Cloud
4 10 (2.70%) Public Cloud
5 9 (2.43%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (1.62%) Clustering
6 6 (1.62%) PKI
7 5 (1.35%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.35%) Private Cloud
8 4 (1.08%) EMC VMAX
8 4 (1.08%) EMC VNX
8 4 (1.08%) Replication
8 4 (1.08%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (1.08%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 3 (0.81%) CESG
9 3 (0.81%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.54%) Cloud Native
10 2 (0.54%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 2 (0.54%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 52 (14.05%) Windows
2 33 (8.92%) Linux
3 25 (6.76%) Windows Server
4 16 (4.32%) Unix
5 13 (3.51%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (2.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (1.35%) Windows 10
8 4 (1.08%) Windows Server 2016
9 3 (0.81%) VMS
9 3 (0.81%) Windows Server 2019
10 2 (0.54%) CatOS
10 2 (0.54%) HPUX
11 1 (0.27%) CentOS
11 1 (0.27%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.27%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (17.84%) ITIL
2 46 (12.43%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (11.35%) Stakeholder Management
4 41 (11.08%) Migration
5 39 (10.54%) Load Balancing
6 38 (10.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 37 (10.00%) Network Design
8 35 (9.46%) Change Management
9 30 (8.11%) Project Management
10 27 (7.30%) Collaborative Working
11 25 (6.76%) SDLC
11 25 (6.76%) Waterfall
12 24 (6.49%) Cybersecurity
12 24 (6.49%) Mentoring
12 24 (6.49%) Risk Management
13 23 (6.22%) Problem-Solving
13 23 (6.22%) Project Delivery
14 22 (5.95%) Test Strategy
15 21 (5.68%) Test Management
16 20 (5.41%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (5.95%) PowerShell
1 22 (5.95%) SQL
2 15 (4.05%) Python
3 7 (1.89%) VBScript
4 6 (1.62%) C
5 3 (0.81%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.54%) Tcl
7 1 (0.27%) Java
7 1 (0.27%) PHP
7 1 (0.27%) Ruby
7 1 (0.27%) Scala
Qualifications
1 81 (21.89%) Cisco Certification
2 78 (21.08%) Security Cleared
3 63 (17.03%) SC Cleared
4 51 (13.78%) CCNP
5 42 (11.35%) CCNA
6 24 (6.49%) CCIE
7 19 (5.14%) CCSE
7 19 (5.14%) ISTQB
8 17 (4.59%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 14 (3.78%) CCSA
9 14 (3.78%) Degree
10 13 (3.51%) CISSP
11 12 (3.24%) Microsoft Certification
12 11 (2.97%) DV Cleared
13 9 (2.43%) MCSE
14 8 (2.16%) CCDP
15 7 (1.89%) JNCIA
16 6 (1.62%) CCIE Security
17 5 (1.35%) Computer Science Degree
17 5 (1.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.14%) SLA
2 12 (3.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.62%) QA
4 3 (0.81%) PMO
5 2 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.54%) GDPR
5 2 (0.54%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.27%) NIST
6 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 60 (16.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 46 (12.43%) Active Directory
3 26 (7.03%) VMware NSX
4 18 (4.86%) vSphere
5 13 (3.51%) ProxySG
6 12 (3.24%) Virtual Machines
6 12 (3.24%) XenApp
7 10 (2.70%) vCloud
8 8 (2.16%) Hyper-V
8 8 (2.16%) NFS
9 7 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.54%) KVM
10 2 (0.54%) pfSense
11 1 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.27%) Ceph
11 1 (0.27%) Docker
11 1 (0.27%) HDFS
11 1 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.27%) QEMU
11 1 (0.27%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 35 (9.46%) Ansible
2 23 (6.22%) Terraform
3 18 (4.86%) FortiGate
4 16 (4.32%) Kubernetes
5 11 (2.97%) vCenter Server
6 10 (2.70%) Cisco CUCM
7 8 (2.16%) WSUS
8 7 (1.89%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 7 (1.89%) MobiControl
8 7 (1.89%) Puppet
9 6 (1.62%) Microsoft Clustering
9 6 (1.62%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (1.62%) vRealize
9 6 (1.62%) vRealize Orchestrator
10 5 (1.35%) Cisco Prime
10 5 (1.35%) SCCM
11 4 (1.08%) Nessus
11 4 (1.08%) WhatsUp Gold
12 3 (0.81%) Cisco UCCX
12 3 (0.81%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 254 (68.65%) Cisco
2 101 (27.30%) F5
3 86 (23.24%) VMware
4 70 (18.92%) Microsoft
5 61 (16.49%) Juniper
5 61 (16.49%) Palo Alto
6 57 (15.41%) Fortinet
7 39 (10.54%) Citrix
8 38 (10.27%) HP
9 24 (6.49%) Infoblox
10 23 (6.22%) Aruba
10 23 (6.22%) Meraki
11 18 (4.86%) Blue Coat
12 16 (4.32%) McAfee
12 16 (4.32%) Red Hat
12 16 (4.32%) SolarWinds
13 14 (3.78%) NetApp
13 14 (3.78%) Zscaler
14 13 (3.51%) Dell
15 12 (3.24%) ServiceNow