Period
to 29 March 2020

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 29 March 2020 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
29 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 351 289 349
Rank change year-on-year -62 +60 -94
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 363 818 693
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.64% 0.92% 0.74%
As % of the Vendors category 1.49% 2.16% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 578 488
Median daily rate £400 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% - -
10th Percentile £250 £300 £281
90th Percentile £538 £538 £600
UK median daily rate £413 £425 £415
% change year-on-year -2.94% +2.41% -1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 27 0
Median hourly rate £26.81 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.42% - -
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £45.00 £31.39
% change year-on-year -33.33% +43.36% -35.61%

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 24,381 37,828 38,790
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.91% 42.52% 41.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,863 23,835 24,361
Median daily rate £450 £454 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.88% +0.89% +5.88%
10th Percentile £220 £263 £250
90th Percentile £650 £643 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,089 1,279 1,323
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.60 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.95% +0.57% +0.63%
10th Percentile £11.87 £10.92 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
Median hourly rate £19.25 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +6.94% +2.86% +4.35%

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 29 March 2020.

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 29 March 2020.

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 29 March 2020. 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 -28 121 £400 -11.11% 34
South East +40 110 £385 -3.75% 18
Midlands +30 49 £415 -5.14% 9
North of England -26 45 £405 +3.18% 18
West Midlands +24 36 £425 -4.49% 7
North West +20 22 £400 - 10
South West -1 22 £375 +3.45% 7
East of England +13 18 £390 -2.50% 8
East Midlands +31 13 £353 -5.87% 2
North East +12 13 £300 -10.45% 4
Yorkshire -5 10 £445 +11.25% 4
CheckPoint
UK

For the 6 months to 29 March 2020, 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.

1 249 (68.60%) Cisco
2 225 (61.98%) Firewall
3 136 (37.47%) Cisco Certification
4 113 (31.13%) F5
5 112 (30.85%) WAN
6 104 (28.65%) CCNP
7 97 (26.72%) LAN
8 87 (23.97%) Juniper
8 87 (23.97%) Data Centre
9 85 (23.42%) Palo Alto
10 77 (21.21%) VPN
11 71 (19.56%) Cisco ASA
12 67 (18.46%) Windows
13 66 (18.18%) Network Security
14 64 (17.63%) Cisco Nexus
15 61 (16.80%) Fortinet
15 61 (16.80%) CCNA
16 59 (16.25%) BGP
17 58 (15.98%) MPLS
18 57 (15.70%) Wireless
19 56 (15.43%) DNS
20 55 (15.15%) ITIL
21 52 (14.33%) OSPF
22 48 (13.22%) VMware
23 41 (11.29%) Security Cleared
24 38 (10.47%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
24 38 (10.47%) Migration
24 38 (10.47%) Blue Coat
25 37 (10.19%) Finance
25 37 (10.19%) Azure

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 12 (3.31%) WebLogic
2 4 (1.10%) MS Exchange
2 4 (1.10%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.10%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.28%) CMS
3 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.28%) IIS
3 1 (0.28%) MQSeries
Applications
1 14 (3.86%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (1.10%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.55%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 37 (10.19%) Azure
2 27 (7.44%) AWS
3 10 (2.75%) Office 365
4 5 (1.38%) Akamai
4 5 (1.38%) Dynamics 365
4 5 (1.38%) SaaS
5 4 (1.10%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (1.10%) IaaS
5 4 (1.10%) PaaS
5 4 (1.10%) Serverless
6 3 (0.83%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 3 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.83%) Amazon ECS
6 3 (0.83%) Amazon GuardDuty
6 3 (0.83%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (0.83%) CloudFront
6 3 (0.83%) GCP
6 3 (0.83%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.28%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 1 (0.28%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 225 (61.98%) Firewall
2 112 (30.85%) WAN
3 97 (26.72%) LAN
4 77 (21.21%) VPN
5 71 (19.56%) Cisco ASA
6 66 (18.18%) Network Security
7 64 (17.63%) Cisco Nexus
8 59 (16.25%) BGP
9 58 (15.98%) MPLS
10 57 (15.70%) Wireless
11 56 (15.43%) DNS
12 52 (14.33%) OSPF
13 38 (10.47%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 31 (8.54%) TCP/IP
15 30 (8.26%) DHCP
15 30 (8.26%) NetScaler
16 29 (7.99%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
17 26 (7.16%) EIGRP
18 24 (6.61%) Internet
18 24 (6.61%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.31%) Oracle OWB
2 7 (1.93%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (1.38%) SQL Server
4 3 (0.83%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (0.83%) EDMS
5 1 (0.28%) DB2
5 1 (0.28%) Informix
5 1 (0.28%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.28%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (1.10%) Sonatype Nexus
2 3 (0.83%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.55%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.28%) Hudson
4 1 (0.28%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.28%) JIRA
4 1 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 37 (10.19%) Finance
2 20 (5.51%) Telecoms
3 19 (5.23%) Banking
4 13 (3.58%) Public Sector
5 10 (2.75%) Legal
6 4 (1.10%) Law
6 4 (1.10%) Publishing
6 4 (1.10%) Retail
7 3 (0.83%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.55%) Back Office
8 2 (0.55%) Billing
9 1 (0.28%) French Language
9 1 (0.28%) Front Office
9 1 (0.28%) Local Government
9 1 (0.28%) Marketing
9 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.28%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 189 (52.07%) Network Engineer
2 61 (16.80%) Security Engineer
3 33 (9.09%) Network Security Engineer
4 32 (8.82%) Senior Network Engineer
5 26 (7.16%) Architect
6 24 (6.61%) Cisco Engineer
7 21 (5.79%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 20 (5.51%) Network Architect
9 19 (5.23%) Firewall Engineer
10 15 (4.13%) Test Manager
11 12 (3.31%) Support Engineer
12 11 (3.03%) Analyst
13 10 (2.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 10 (2.75%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
14 9 (2.48%) Network Manager
14 9 (2.48%) Systems Engineer
15 8 (2.20%) Design Engineer
15 8 (2.20%) IP Engineer
16 7 (1.93%) Administrator
16 7 (1.93%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.13%) XML
2 3 (0.83%) JSON
2 3 (0.83%) Web Services
3 2 (0.55%) .NET
3 2 (0.55%) 802.1X
3 2 (0.55%) LDAP
4 1 (0.28%) CSS
4 1 (0.28%) HTML
4 1 (0.28%) J2EE
4 1 (0.28%) Managed Extensibility Framework
4 1 (0.28%) Node.js
4 1 (0.28%) Reactive Extensions
4 1 (0.28%) SAML
4 1 (0.28%) SOAP
4 1 (0.28%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 87 (23.97%) Data Centre
2 12 (3.31%) RSA SecurID
3 11 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (1.65%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 4 (1.10%) Cyberthreat
6 4 (1.10%) Linux Command Line
6 4 (1.10%) Public Cloud
6 4 (1.10%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (0.83%) Celerra
7 3 (0.83%) CLARiiON
7 3 (0.83%) CMDB
7 3 (0.83%) Data Structures
7 3 (0.83%) EMC Centera
7 3 (0.83%) EMC VMAX
7 3 (0.83%) EMC VNX
7 3 (0.83%) PKI
7 3 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.55%) CCTV
8 2 (0.55%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 67 (18.46%) Windows
2 33 (9.09%) Linux
3 30 (8.26%) Windows Server
4 24 (6.61%) Unix
5 14 (3.86%) Windows 10
6 10 (2.75%) Windows 7
6 10 (2.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (2.48%) Check Point GAiA
8 8 (2.20%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (1.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (1.65%) Solaris
11 4 (1.10%) Windows Server 2016
12 2 (0.55%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (15.15%) ITIL
2 38 (10.47%) Migration
3 37 (10.19%) Network Design
4 28 (7.71%) Change Management
4 28 (7.71%) Load Balancing
5 25 (6.89%) Problem-Solving
6 22 (6.06%) Mentoring
7 20 (5.51%) Network Management
8 19 (5.23%) Project Delivery
8 19 (5.23%) Stakeholder Management
9 17 (4.68%) SDLC
9 17 (4.68%) Test Strategy
10 16 (4.41%) SIEM
11 14 (3.86%) Coaching
11 14 (3.86%) Problem Management
12 13 (3.58%) Change Control
12 13 (3.58%) Kalman Filter
12 13 (3.58%) Planning and Forecasting
12 13 (3.58%) Test Automation
13 12 (3.31%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 19 (5.23%) Python
2 15 (4.13%) Java
3 14 (3.86%) SQL
4 12 (3.31%) PowerShell
5 7 (1.93%) Perl
6 6 (1.65%) Shell Script
7 3 (0.83%) C
7 3 (0.83%) VBScript
8 2 (0.55%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.28%) C#
9 1 (0.28%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 136 (37.47%) Cisco Certification
2 104 (28.65%) CCNP
3 61 (16.80%) CCNA
4 41 (11.29%) Security Cleared
5 36 (9.92%) CCIE
6 34 (9.37%) SC Cleared
7 26 (7.16%) CCSE
8 25 (6.89%) CCSA
9 10 (2.75%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (2.48%) CISSP
10 9 (2.48%) ISEB
10 9 (2.48%) ISEB Practitioner
11 8 (2.20%) MCSE
12 6 (1.65%) CCDA
12 6 (1.65%) Degree
12 6 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (1.65%) JNCIP
13 5 (1.38%) CCDP
13 5 (1.38%) JNCIA
14 4 (1.10%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.79%) SLA
2 5 (1.38%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.83%) PMO
3 3 (0.83%) QA
4 2 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 2 (0.55%) NIST
5 1 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 27 (7.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (5.79%) Active Directory
3 13 (3.58%) VMware NSX
4 8 (2.20%) Virtual Machines
4 8 (2.20%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (1.65%) Squid
6 5 (1.38%) ProxySG
7 2 (0.55%) Docker
8 1 (0.28%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.28%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.28%) Samba
8 1 (0.28%) Sendmail
8 1 (0.28%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.28%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (4.68%) FortiGate
2 15 (4.13%) Ansible
3 11 (3.03%) Terraform
4 10 (2.75%) Puppet
5 8 (2.20%) SCCM
6 6 (1.65%) Cacti
6 6 (1.65%) Nagios
6 6 (1.65%) Opsview
6 6 (1.65%) Red Hat Satellite
7 4 (1.10%) Backup Exec
7 4 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (1.10%) vCenter Server
8 3 (0.83%) Cisco CME
8 3 (0.83%) Cisco Prime
8 3 (0.83%) Nessus
8 3 (0.83%) WSUS
9 2 (0.55%) Kubernetes
9 2 (0.55%) Statseeker
9 2 (0.55%) vRealize
10 1 (0.28%) QRadar
Vendors
1 249 (68.60%) Cisco
2 113 (31.13%) F5
3 87 (23.97%) Juniper
4 85 (23.42%) Palo Alto
5 61 (16.80%) Fortinet
6 48 (13.22%) VMware
7 38 (10.47%) Blue Coat
8 35 (9.64%) Microsoft
9 29 (7.99%) Aruba
9 29 (7.99%) Citrix
10 25 (6.89%) Oracle
11 24 (6.61%) McAfee
12 22 (6.06%) HP
13 21 (5.79%) SolarWinds
14 20 (5.51%) IBM
15 17 (4.68%) Meraki
15 17 (4.68%) Splunk
16 14 (3.86%) Riverbed
17 13 (3.58%) Zscaler
18 10 (2.75%) Symantec