Period
to 21 January 2019

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 21 January 2019 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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 297 338 222
Rank change year-on-year +41 -116 +32
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 789 661 1,059
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.87% 0.73% 1.19%
As % of the Vendors category 2.06% 1.72% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 514 435 695
England median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £313 £299 £278
90th Percentile £538 £582 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £420
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +8.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 1 14
England median hourly rate £27.50 £10.97 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +150.68% -68.66% -10.26%
10th Percentile £22.21 £10.97 £17.89
90th Percentile £66.81 £10.97 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £31.39 £35.00
% change year-on-year -12.39% -10.31% -10.26%

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 38,227 38,387 40,208
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.21% 42.22% 45.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,940 24,388 24,915
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £260 £239 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £594
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,371 1,256 1,473
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.71 £10.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £45.00 £44.95
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.43 £17.00
% change year-on-year +0.40% +2.53% -5.56%

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 21 January 2019.

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 21 January 2019.

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 21 January 2019. 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 +24 314 £450 +3.75% 64
South East +22 169 £400 -5.88% 38
North of England +29 128 £415 +6.41% 35
Midlands -2 84 £450 - 24
West Midlands -13 71 £450 -2.17% 19
Yorkshire +20 64 £421 +10.13% 18
East of England +36 52 £425 -22.73% 24
North West +16 46 £425 +11.11% 15
South West -7 46 £384 -4.06% 22
North East 0 18 £343 -19.41% 2
East Midlands 0 12 £520 +34.19% 5
CheckPoint
UK

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, 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.

1 599 (75.92%) Firewall
2 572 (72.50%) Cisco
3 299 (37.90%) Cisco Certification
4 263 (33.33%) WAN
5 251 (31.81%) CCNP
6 239 (30.29%) Cisco ASA
7 215 (27.25%) F5
8 202 (25.60%) Network Security
9 197 (24.97%) LAN
10 195 (24.71%) Juniper
11 193 (24.46%) OSPF
12 183 (23.19%) VPN
12 183 (23.19%) BGP
13 173 (21.93%) Cisco Nexus
14 170 (21.55%) Wireless
15 167 (21.17%) Palo Alto
16 143 (18.12%) Blue Coat
17 138 (17.49%) Security Cleared
17 138 (17.49%) CCNA
18 132 (16.73%) MPLS
19 130 (16.48%) SC Cleared
20 129 (16.35%) Finance
20 129 (16.35%) Data Centre
21 115 (14.58%) VMware
22 110 (13.94%) ITIL
23 107 (13.56%) Windows
23 107 (13.56%) Microsoft Azure
24 100 (12.67%) Load Balancing
25 95 (12.04%) Migration
26 94 (11.91%) Amazon AWS

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 16 (2.03%) OpenStack
2 14 (1.77%) Apache
2 14 (1.77%) Skype for Business
3 12 (1.52%) nginx
3 12 (1.52%) WebLogic
4 10 (1.27%) SharePoint
5 9 (1.14%) MS Exchange
6 6 (0.76%) CMS
6 6 (0.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 6 (0.76%) WebSphere
7 4 (0.51%) IIS
8 3 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 18 (2.28%) Microsoft Project
2 15 (1.90%) MS Visio
3 12 (1.52%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (0.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.76%) Microsoft Excel
6 4 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 107 (13.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 94 (11.91%) Amazon AWS
3 28 (3.55%) PaaS
4 24 (3.04%) IaaS
5 21 (2.66%) Office 365
6 17 (2.15%) SaaS
7 9 (1.14%) Azure Active Directory
8 7 (0.89%) Serverless
9 6 (0.76%) Azure Functions
10 5 (0.63%) iPaaS
11 1 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.13%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.13%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 599 (75.92%) Firewall
2 263 (33.33%) WAN
3 239 (30.29%) Cisco ASA
4 202 (25.60%) Network Security
5 197 (24.97%) LAN
6 193 (24.46%) OSPF
7 183 (23.19%) BGP
7 183 (23.19%) VPN
8 173 (21.93%) Cisco Nexus
9 170 (21.55%) Wireless
10 132 (16.73%) MPLS
11 88 (11.15%) TCP/IP
12 83 (10.52%) DNS
13 73 (9.25%) Internet
14 66 (8.37%) VoIP
15 64 (8.11%) EIGRP
16 62 (7.86%) Cisco ISE
16 62 (7.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 57 (7.22%) Cisco Firepower
17 57 (7.22%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (3.42%) SQL Server
2 12 (1.52%) Hadoop
2 12 (1.52%) MongoDB
2 12 (1.52%) MySQL
2 12 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (1.39%) Azure SQL Database
4 10 (1.27%) Oracle OWB
5 6 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (0.76%) Relational Database
6 4 (0.51%) Big Data
7 3 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (2.28%) Jenkins
2 12 (1.52%) Vagrant
3 9 (1.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (0.38%) Metasploit
4 3 (0.38%) MSI
4 3 (0.38%) WiX
5 1 (0.13%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.13%) Hudson
5 1 (0.13%) JIRA
5 1 (0.13%) TestPartner
5 1 (0.13%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 129 (16.35%) Finance
2 57 (7.22%) Telecoms
3 40 (5.07%) Banking
4 19 (2.41%) Law
5 18 (2.28%) Retail
6 11 (1.39%) Legal
7 6 (0.76%) Financial Institution
8 5 (0.63%) Advertising
8 5 (0.63%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.63%) Publishing
9 4 (0.51%) Investment Banking
9 4 (0.51%) Local Government
9 4 (0.51%) Marketing
10 3 (0.38%) Electronics
11 1 (0.13%) Front Office
11 1 (0.13%) Military
11 1 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 356 (45.12%) Network Engineer
2 142 (18.00%) Security Engineer
3 84 (10.65%) Network Security Engineer
4 74 (9.38%) Architect
5 69 (8.75%) Firewall Engineer
6 66 (8.37%) Cisco Engineer
7 59 (7.48%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 57 (7.22%) Senior Network Engineer
9 45 (5.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 43 (5.45%) Analyst
11 42 (5.32%) Network Architect
12 33 (4.18%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
13 32 (4.06%) Consultant
14 21 (2.66%) Cisco Security Engineer
15 20 (2.53%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
16 19 (2.41%) Infrastructure Architect
16 19 (2.41%) Network Support
16 19 (2.41%) Project Manager
16 19 (2.41%) Support Engineer
17 18 (2.28%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (3.17%) 802.1X
2 16 (2.03%) XML
3 12 (1.52%) LAMP
3 12 (1.52%) LAPP Stack
3 12 (1.52%) LEMP Stack
4 11 (1.39%) XMPP
5 9 (1.14%) SAML
6 8 (1.01%) .NET
7 7 (0.89%) Middleware
8 5 (0.63%) Spring
9 4 (0.51%) WCF
10 3 (0.38%) Oracle Fusion
10 3 (0.38%) Web Services
11 2 (0.25%) Software Packaging
11 2 (0.25%) WAP
12 1 (0.13%) JSON
12 1 (0.13%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 129 (16.35%) Data Centre
2 33 (4.18%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (4.18%) Management Information System
3 28 (3.55%) Self-Motivation
4 22 (2.79%) PKI
5 16 (2.03%) Private Cloud
6 15 (1.90%) Video Conferencing
7 13 (1.65%) Virtual Team
8 8 (1.01%) Mainframe
9 7 (0.89%) EMC VNX
10 6 (0.76%) BBC
10 6 (0.76%) Blackberry
10 6 (0.76%) EMC VMAX
10 6 (0.76%) Greenfield Project
10 6 (0.76%) RSA SecurID
10 6 (0.76%) Security Operations Centre
11 5 (0.63%) Clustering
11 5 (0.63%) Hedge funds
12 4 (0.51%) Driving Licence
12 4 (0.51%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 107 (13.56%) Windows
2 47 (5.96%) Linux
3 43 (5.45%) Unix
4 33 (4.18%) Windows Server
5 27 (3.42%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (1.90%) Windows 10
7 12 (1.52%) CentOS
8 11 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (1.27%) Check Point GAiA
9 10 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (0.63%) Solaris
11 5 (0.63%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.13%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (13.94%) ITIL
2 100 (12.67%) Load Balancing
3 95 (12.04%) Migration
4 56 (7.10%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 56 (7.10%) Network Design
5 52 (6.59%) Problem-Solving
6 44 (5.58%) Network Monitoring
7 42 (5.32%) Change Control
7 42 (5.32%) Risk Management
8 41 (5.20%) Information Security
9 36 (4.56%) Stakeholder Management
10 35 (4.44%) Network Management
11 32 (4.06%) SIEM
11 32 (4.06%) WAN Optimisation
12 31 (3.93%) Agile Software Development
13 30 (3.80%) Change Management
13 30 (3.80%) Mentoring
13 30 (3.80%) Project Management
14 29 (3.68%) DevOps
15 26 (3.30%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 36 (4.56%) Python
2 32 (4.06%) SQL
3 27 (3.42%) Perl
4 18 (2.28%) Bash Shell
5 16 (2.03%) PowerShell
6 15 (1.90%) JavaScript
7 12 (1.52%) Java
7 12 (1.52%) Ruby
8 6 (0.76%) Tcl
9 4 (0.51%) C
9 4 (0.51%) C#
9 4 (0.51%) VB
Qualifications
1 299 (37.90%) Cisco Certification
2 251 (31.81%) CCNP
3 138 (17.49%) CCNA
3 138 (17.49%) Security Cleared
4 130 (16.48%) SC Cleared
5 69 (8.75%) CCSE
6 68 (8.62%) CCIE
6 68 (8.62%) CCSA
7 37 (4.69%) CISSP
8 36 (4.56%) Check Point Certification
9 31 (3.93%) Degree
10 20 (2.53%) CCDP
11 13 (1.65%) Computer Science Degree
11 13 (1.65%) Microsoft Certification
12 12 (1.52%) GIAC
12 12 (1.52%) ISEB
13 11 (1.39%) MCSE
14 10 (1.27%) ISEB Practitioner
15 9 (1.14%) DV Cleared
16 7 (0.89%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.15%) PCI DSS
2 12 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (1.27%) PMO
3 10 (1.27%) SLA
4 3 (0.38%) COBIT
4 3 (0.38%) COSO
4 3 (0.38%) QA
4 3 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.25%) GDPR
5 2 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (0.25%) NIST 800
6 1 (0.13%) JSP 440
System Software
1 50 (6.34%) Active Directory
2 41 (5.20%) ProxySG
3 34 (4.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (2.28%) Docker
5 15 (1.90%) VMware NSX
6 13 (1.65%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (1.39%) vSphere
8 10 (1.27%) Virtual Machines
9 9 (1.14%) Hyper-V
9 9 (1.14%) XenApp
10 8 (1.01%) Firmware
11 4 (0.51%) Terminal Server
12 2 (0.25%) Snort
12 2 (0.25%) StorNext
12 2 (0.25%) XenDesktop
13 1 (0.13%) BitLocker
13 1 (0.13%) Forefront TMG
13 1 (0.13%) IAG
13 1 (0.13%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 57 (7.22%) FortiGate
2 24 (3.04%) Nagios
3 22 (2.79%) QRadar
4 20 (2.53%) SCCM
5 19 (2.41%) Puppet
5 19 (2.41%) Terraform
6 18 (2.28%) Cisco Prime
6 18 (2.28%) Kubernetes
6 18 (2.28%) Opscode Chef
7 14 (1.77%) Nessus
8 13 (1.65%) Cisco CUCM
9 12 (1.52%) Ansible
9 12 (1.52%) Salt
9 12 (1.52%) ZABBIX
10 9 (1.14%) ArcSight ESM
11 8 (1.01%) Cisco UCCX
12 7 (0.89%) RSA enVision
13 6 (0.76%) McAfee ePO
13 6 (0.76%) SCOM
13 6 (0.76%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 572 (72.50%) Cisco
2 215 (27.25%) F5
3 195 (24.71%) Juniper
4 167 (21.17%) Palo Alto
5 143 (18.12%) Blue Coat
6 115 (14.58%) VMware
7 82 (10.39%) Microsoft
8 78 (9.89%) Citrix
9 69 (8.75%) Fortinet
9 69 (8.75%) McAfee
10 66 (8.37%) SolarWinds
11 50 (6.34%) Aruba
12 46 (5.83%) HP
13 38 (4.82%) Oracle
14 36 (4.56%) NetApp
15 35 (4.44%) Meraki
16 33 (4.18%) IBM
17 30 (3.80%) Red Hat
17 30 (3.80%) Symantec
18 26 (3.30%) Riverbed