Period
to 24 November 2017

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 November 2017 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 344 213 246
Rank change year-on-year -131 +33 -32
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 672 1228 1049
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.71% 1.26% 1.00%
As % of the Vendors category 1.66% 2.78% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 432 799 715
England median daily rate £418 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.60% +5.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £278 £256
90th Percentile £538 £575 £532
UK median daily rate £415 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +0.61% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 23 36
England median hourly rate £33.00 £41.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.51% +36.67% -10.45%
10th Percentile £14.58 £19.18 £18.13
90th Percentile £41.00 £55.00 £47.15
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £42.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -10.71% +40.00% -10.45%

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 40566 44097 45318
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.79% 45.21% 43.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 25456 27228 27218
England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £243 £245 £225
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £432 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +2.74% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1351 1563 1946
England median hourly rate £17.38 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.21% -2.86% +6.06%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.25 £10.34
90th Percentile £45.00 £44.75 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +5.64% -5.71% +6.06%

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 24 November 2017.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing CheckPoint in England over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor 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 24 November 2017. 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 -111 299 £425 -5.56% 22
South East -89 159 £425 +3.03% 10
Midlands -10 81 £425 +9.68% 7
North of England -4 73 £380 +5.56% 10
West Midlands -18 60 £425 +3.03% 3
North West +15 40 £390 +11.43% 1
South West -45 29 £375 -
East of England -80 29 £375 +10.29% 4
Yorkshire -18 25 £365 +1.39% 9
East Midlands -3 21 £438 +34.62% 3
North East +59 8 £338 -6.90%
CheckPoint
UK

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing CheckPoint also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for CheckPoint.

1 512 (76.19%) Firewall
2 480 (71.43%) Cisco
3 225 (33.48%) Cisco Certification
4 208 (30.95%) WAN
5 183 (27.23%) Network Security
6 170 (25.30%) Cisco ASA
7 165 (24.55%) Juniper
8 163 (24.26%) F5
9 160 (23.81%) CCNP
10 158 (23.51%) LAN
11 145 (21.58%) VPN
12 139 (20.68%) Finance
13 132 (19.64%) Data Centre
14 127 (18.90%) Palo Alto
15 114 (16.96%) Security Cleared
16 112 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
17 111 (16.52%) Windows
18 110 (16.37%) Wireless
19 109 (16.22%) Blue Coat
20 106 (15.77%) ITIL
21 105 (15.63%) Citrix
21 105 (15.63%) Cisco Nexus
22 97 (14.43%) MPLS
23 93 (13.84%) VMware
23 93 (13.84%) Microsoft
24 91 (13.54%) CCNA
25 89 (13.24%) Network Design
26 88 (13.10%) Fortinet
27 83 (12.35%) Active Directory
27 83 (12.35%) DNS

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 33 (4.91%) MS Exchange
2 17 (2.53%) IIS
3 12 (1.79%) Skype for Business
4 11 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (1.64%) SharePoint
5 7 (1.04%) SAS
6 6 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (0.60%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 4 (0.60%) Apache
8 4 (0.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (0.60%) Drupal
8 4 (0.60%) MQSeries
8 4 (0.60%) WordPress
9 3 (0.45%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (0.45%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.30%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.15%) Confluence
11 1 (0.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.15%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 15 (2.23%) MS Visio
2 13 (1.93%) Spreadsheet
3 12 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
4 10 (1.49%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.30%) RMDS
2 1 (0.15%) Maximo
2 1 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 112 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 80 (11.90%) Amazon AWS
3 31 (4.61%) Office 365
4 15 (2.23%) IaaS
5 11 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (1.34%) PaaS
7 8 (1.19%) Mimecast
8 7 (1.04%) SaaS
9 5 (0.74%) Azure Active Directory
9 5 (0.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 4 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.45%) Akamai
11 3 (0.45%) Amazon ELB
12 2 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.15%) CloudSense
13 1 (0.15%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 512 (76.19%) Firewall
2 208 (30.95%) WAN
3 183 (27.23%) Network Security
4 170 (25.30%) Cisco ASA
5 158 (23.51%) LAN
6 145 (21.58%) VPN
7 110 (16.37%) Wireless
8 105 (15.63%) Cisco Nexus
9 97 (14.43%) MPLS
10 83 (12.35%) DNS
11 73 (10.86%) BGP
11 73 (10.86%) OSPF
12 62 (9.23%) DHCP
13 59 (8.78%) TCP/IP
14 53 (7.89%) Internet
15 46 (6.85%) SSL
16 45 (6.70%) VLAN
17 41 (6.10%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 40 (5.95%) EIGRP
18 40 (5.95%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (2.68%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.19%) BusinessObjects
3 5 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.30%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (0.30%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.15%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.15%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle OWB
6 1 (0.15%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (0.74%) Jenkins
2 4 (0.60%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.30%) Gerrit
3 2 (0.30%) JIRA
3 2 (0.30%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 139 (20.68%) Finance
2 34 (5.06%) Telecoms
3 33 (4.91%) Banking
4 11 (1.64%) Retail
5 9 (1.34%) Law
6 5 (0.74%) Billing
7 4 (0.60%) Back Office
7 4 (0.60%) Legal
8 3 (0.45%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.15%) Advertising
9 1 (0.15%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.15%) Games
9 1 (0.15%) German Language
9 1 (0.15%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.15%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 310 (46.13%) Network Engineer
2 96 (14.29%) Security Engineer
3 68 (10.12%) Network Security Engineer
4 65 (9.67%) Cisco Engineer
5 63 (9.38%) Architect
6 62 (9.23%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 61 (9.08%) Firewall Engineer
8 49 (7.29%) Analyst
9 39 (5.80%) Senior Network Engineer
10 37 (5.51%) Consultant
11 33 (4.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 31 (4.61%) Security Analyst
13 26 (3.87%) Implementation Engineer
13 26 (3.87%) Network Implementation Engineer
14 24 (3.57%) Network Architect
15 23 (3.42%) Network Consultant
16 22 (3.27%) Cloud Engineer
16 22 (3.27%) Design Engineer
16 22 (3.27%) Network Design Engineer
16 22 (3.27%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (1.64%) Regular Expression
2 6 (0.89%) 802.1X
3 4 (0.60%) .NET
3 4 (0.60%) Middleware
3 4 (0.60%) WAP
4 3 (0.45%) J2EE
4 3 (0.45%) Web Services
5 2 (0.30%) Elastic Stack
5 2 (0.30%) Rendezvous
6 1 (0.15%) JFC
6 1 (0.15%) JSON
6 1 (0.15%) OAuth
6 1 (0.15%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 132 (19.64%) Data Centre
2 27 (4.02%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (2.68%) Computer Science
4 15 (2.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 15 (2.23%) Management Information System
5 14 (2.08%) Public Cloud
6 13 (1.93%) Replication
7 10 (1.49%) Virtual Team
8 9 (1.34%) Video Conferencing
9 8 (1.19%) PKI
9 8 (1.19%) Security Operations Centre
10 7 (1.04%) Data Protection Act
10 7 (1.04%) Microsoft Licensing
10 7 (1.04%) PMI
10 7 (1.04%) Private Cloud
11 6 (0.89%) Client/Server
12 5 (0.74%) Blackberry
12 5 (0.74%) Cyberthreat
12 5 (0.74%) iPad
13 4 (0.60%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 111 (16.52%) Windows
2 72 (10.71%) Windows Server
3 59 (8.78%) Linux
4 30 (4.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 28 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (3.42%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (2.08%) CentOS
7 14 (2.08%) Windows 10
8 11 (1.64%) Windows 7
9 10 (1.49%) Unix
10 5 (0.74%) HPUX
11 3 (0.45%) Mac OS
11 3 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.30%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.15%) AIX
13 1 (0.15%) Solaris
13 1 (0.15%) SUSE
13 1 (0.15%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (15.77%) ITIL
2 89 (13.24%) Network Design
3 73 (10.86%) Load Balancing
4 63 (9.38%) Information Security
5 51 (7.59%) Migration
6 49 (7.29%) Cybersecurity
7 44 (6.55%) Change Management
7 44 (6.55%) SIEM
8 39 (5.80%) Network Management
9 36 (5.36%) WAN Optimisation
10 35 (5.21%) High Availability
11 34 (5.06%) Change Control
12 33 (4.91%) Service Management
13 28 (4.17%) Kalman Filter
14 27 (4.02%) Vulnerability Scanning
15 24 (3.57%) Programme Management
15 24 (3.57%) Project Management
16 23 (3.42%) Network Architecture
16 23 (3.42%) PRINCE2
17 21 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (4.91%) SQL
2 14 (2.08%) Python
3 13 (1.93%) Perl
4 11 (1.64%) Bash Shell
5 9 (1.34%) PowerShell
6 6 (0.89%) Java
7 5 (0.74%) C
8 4 (0.60%) C-shell
8 4 (0.60%) Korn
8 4 (0.60%) VBScript
9 3 (0.45%) PHP
10 2 (0.30%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.15%) C++
11 1 (0.15%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 225 (33.48%) Cisco Certification
2 160 (23.81%) CCNP
3 114 (16.96%) Security Cleared
4 91 (13.54%) CCNA
5 81 (12.05%) SC Cleared
6 75 (11.16%) CCIE
7 70 (10.42%) CCSE
8 56 (8.33%) CCSA
9 27 (4.02%) Degree
10 25 (3.72%) CISSP
11 23 (3.42%) DV Cleared
11 23 (3.42%) Microsoft Certification
12 20 (2.98%) MCSE
13 17 (2.53%) Computer Science Degree
14 15 (2.23%) CCDP
15 14 (2.08%) CCSP
15 14 (2.08%) Check Point Certification
16 13 (1.93%) JNCIA
17 12 (1.79%) CCIE Service Provider
17 12 (1.79%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (4.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 28 (4.17%) SLA
3 12 (1.79%) GDPR
3 12 (1.79%) PCI DSS
4 11 (1.64%) NIST 800
5 10 (1.49%) PMO
6 7 (1.04%) QA
7 5 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 3 (0.45%) COBIT
8 3 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (0.45%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 83 (12.35%) Active Directory
2 60 (8.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (4.61%) ProxySG
4 26 (3.87%) Hyper-V
5 25 (3.72%) vSphere
6 15 (2.23%) Virtual Machines
7 14 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
7 14 (2.08%) XenApp
8 11 (1.64%) VMware NSX
9 8 (1.19%) BitLocker
9 8 (1.19%) Virtual Servers
10 6 (0.89%) Terminal Services
10 6 (0.89%) XenDesktop
11 4 (0.60%) NFS
11 4 (0.60%) Samba
11 4 (0.60%) XenServer
12 3 (0.45%) ISA Server
13 2 (0.30%) IAG
13 2 (0.30%) Openswan
13 2 (0.30%) UAG
Systems Management
1 53 (7.89%) FortiGate
2 18 (2.68%) Cisco Prime
2 18 (2.68%) McAfee ePO
2 18 (2.68%) SCOM
3 17 (2.53%) SCCM
4 13 (1.93%) Nagios
5 11 (1.64%) Ansible
6 8 (1.19%) Cacti
6 8 (1.19%) NetBackup
6 8 (1.19%) Puppet
6 8 (1.19%) vCenter Server
7 7 (1.04%) Backup Exec
7 7 (1.04%) vRealize
8 6 (0.89%) Norton AntiVirus
8 6 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (0.89%) PowerCLI
8 6 (0.89%) SolarWinds Orion
9 5 (0.74%) CA Spectrum
9 5 (0.74%) Cisco CUCM
9 5 (0.74%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 480 (71.43%) Cisco
2 165 (24.55%) Juniper
3 163 (24.26%) F5
4 127 (18.90%) Palo Alto
5 109 (16.22%) Blue Coat
6 105 (15.63%) Citrix
7 93 (13.84%) Microsoft
7 93 (13.84%) VMware
8 88 (13.10%) Fortinet
9 77 (11.46%) HP
10 69 (10.27%) McAfee
11 68 (10.12%) SolarWinds
12 39 (5.80%) Aruba
12 39 (5.80%) Riverbed
13 34 (5.06%) Nokia
14 33 (4.91%) NetApp
15 31 (4.61%) Oracle
16 27 (4.02%) Red Hat
17 26 (3.87%) Dell
18 24 (3.57%) Extreme Networks