Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 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
17 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 294 363 317
Rank change year-on-year +69 -46 -77
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 739 644 685
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.87% 0.68% 0.78%
As % of the Vendors category 2.05% 1.64% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 534 455 474
England median daily rate £420 £425 £411
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.18% +3.34% +2.81%
10th Percentile £300 £293 £313
90th Percentile £569 £553 £550
UK median daily rate £425 £415 £409
% change year-on-year +2.41% +1.53% +2.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 14
England median hourly rate £30.00 £17.41 £57.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +72.31% -69.46% +47.10%
10th Percentile £26.25 £15.20 £21.95
90th Percentile £66.81 £62.51 £67.78
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £17.41 £37.50
% change year-on-year +72.31% -53.57% -6.25%

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 35,973 39,153 38,345
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.52% 41.41% 43.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,641 24,398 23,611
England median daily rate £463 £450 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +3.45% +4.82%
10th Percentile £258 £250 £258
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £454 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +0.89% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,219 1,447 1,304
England median hourly rate £19.00 £17.75 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.04% +4.41% -2.86%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.35
90th Percentile £50.15 £47.50 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% -2.86%

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 17 July 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 17 July 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 17 July 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 +55 293 £475 +11.76% 34
South East +64 156 £411 -6.53% 37
North of England +44 112 £378 -5.63% 18
Midlands +6 83 £390 -17.89% 32
West Midlands +13 62 £400 -17.53% 26
Yorkshire +33 57 £400 - 5
East of England +29 51 £425 +11.84% 30
North West +38 46 £396 -2.16% 12
South West -14 43 £356 -8.06% 5
East Midlands +21 22 £375 - 6
North East +14 9 £325 +2.36% 1
CheckPoint
UK

For the 6 months to 17 July 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.

1 570 (77.13%) Firewall
2 558 (75.51%) Cisco
3 315 (42.63%) Cisco Certification
4 279 (37.75%) WAN
5 243 (32.88%) CCNP
6 228 (30.85%) LAN
7 223 (30.18%) F5
8 220 (29.77%) Cisco ASA
9 208 (28.15%) Network Security
10 194 (26.25%) Data Centre
11 185 (25.03%) Palo Alto
12 181 (24.49%) BGP
13 171 (23.14%) VPN
14 169 (22.87%) OSPF
14 169 (22.87%) Cisco Nexus
15 153 (20.70%) CCNA
16 149 (20.16%) Finance
17 145 (19.62%) Juniper
18 136 (18.40%) DNS
19 133 (18.00%) Wireless
20 128 (17.32%) ITIL
21 110 (14.88%) MPLS
21 110 (14.88%) Load Balancing
22 106 (14.34%) Fortinet
23 99 (13.40%) Microsoft Azure
24 91 (12.31%) Windows
25 82 (11.10%) TCP/IP
25 82 (11.10%) Amazon AWS
26 81 (10.96%) CCIE
26 81 (10.96%) Microsoft

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 23 (3.11%) MS Exchange
2 15 (2.03%) IIS
2 15 (2.03%) Skype for Business
3 12 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2013
4 11 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (1.49%) SharePoint
5 9 (1.22%) WebLogic
6 5 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
7 4 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.41%) Apache
8 3 (0.41%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.41%) SAS
9 2 (0.27%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.14%) WordPress
Applications
1 19 (2.57%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (2.44%) MS Visio
3 8 (1.08%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.14%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 99 (13.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 82 (11.10%) Amazon AWS
3 37 (5.01%) Office 365
4 30 (4.06%) IaaS
5 29 (3.92%) PaaS
6 10 (1.35%) Google Cloud Platform
7 8 (1.08%) SaaS
8 7 (0.95%) AWS CloudFormation
9 6 (0.81%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (0.54%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 3 (0.41%) GitHub
11 3 (0.41%) Mimecast
12 2 (0.27%) Akamai
12 2 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.27%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (0.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 1 (0.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 1 (0.14%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.14%) CloudFront
13 1 (0.14%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 570 (77.13%) Firewall
2 279 (37.75%) WAN
3 228 (30.85%) LAN
4 220 (29.77%) Cisco ASA
5 208 (28.15%) Network Security
6 181 (24.49%) BGP
7 171 (23.14%) VPN
8 169 (22.87%) Cisco Nexus
8 169 (22.87%) OSPF
9 136 (18.40%) DNS
10 133 (18.00%) Wireless
11 110 (14.88%) MPLS
12 82 (11.10%) TCP/IP
13 81 (10.96%) DHCP
14 73 (9.88%) VoIP
15 69 (9.34%) EIGRP
16 65 (8.80%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 62 (8.39%) Cisco IOS
18 55 (7.44%) VLAN
19 53 (7.17%) Cisco Firepower
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (1.35%) Big Data
2 7 (0.95%) Oracle OWB
2 7 (0.95%) SQL Server
3 3 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.27%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.14%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.14%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 14 (1.89%) Sonatype Nexus
2 9 (1.22%) Git (software)
2 9 (1.22%) MSI
2 9 (1.22%) WiX
3 3 (0.41%) Hudson
4 2 (0.27%) JIRA
4 2 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 149 (20.16%) Finance
2 48 (6.50%) Telecoms
3 40 (5.41%) Banking
4 28 (3.79%) Financial Institution
5 17 (2.30%) Retail
6 14 (1.89%) Manufacturing
7 13 (1.76%) Legal
8 10 (1.35%) Marketing
9 8 (1.08%) Multimedia
10 7 (0.95%) Electronics
10 7 (0.95%) Law
11 5 (0.68%) German Language
11 5 (0.68%) Publishing
12 4 (0.54%) French Language
12 4 (0.54%) Local Government
13 3 (0.41%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.27%) Billing
14 2 (0.27%) International Banking
14 2 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 379 (51.29%) Network Engineer
2 96 (12.99%) Security Engineer
3 74 (10.01%) Cisco Engineer
4 73 (9.88%) Network Security Engineer
5 70 (9.47%) Architect
6 64 (8.66%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 62 (8.39%) Senior Network Engineer
8 48 (6.50%) Network Architect
9 46 (6.22%) Firewall Engineer
10 40 (5.41%) Consultant
11 29 (3.92%) Analyst
12 25 (3.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 24 (3.25%) Security Architect
14 23 (3.11%) Cloud Engineer
15 22 (2.98%) Administrator
15 22 (2.98%) Network Consultant
15 22 (2.98%) Senior Security Engineer
16 19 (2.57%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
17 17 (2.30%) Network Security Architect
18 15 (2.03%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (2.71%) XML
2 16 (2.17%) .NET
3 14 (1.89%) JSON
4 12 (1.62%) YAML
5 8 (1.08%) 802.1X
6 7 (0.95%) Software Packaging
7 6 (0.81%) Middleware
8 5 (0.68%) Regular Expression
9 4 (0.54%) XMPP
10 2 (0.27%) Oracle Fusion
11 1 (0.14%) HTML
11 1 (0.14%) Spring
11 1 (0.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 194 (26.25%) Data Centre
2 26 (3.52%) Public Cloud
3 22 (2.98%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 21 (2.84%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (2.84%) Clustering
5 19 (2.57%) Video Conferencing
6 18 (2.44%) Management Information System
6 18 (2.44%) Self-Motivation
7 9 (1.22%) Data Protection Act
7 9 (1.22%) Hedge funds
8 8 (1.08%) Virtual Team
9 7 (0.95%) Fibre Optics
10 6 (0.81%) CLARiiON
10 6 (0.81%) Driving Licence
10 6 (0.81%) PKI
10 6 (0.81%) Replication
10 6 (0.81%) SCADA
11 5 (0.68%) CMDB
11 5 (0.68%) Cyber Defence
11 5 (0.68%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 91 (12.31%) Windows
2 45 (6.09%) Linux
3 43 (5.82%) Windows Server
4 24 (3.25%) Unix
5 19 (2.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (2.44%) Windows 10
7 17 (2.30%) Check Point GAiA
8 15 (2.03%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (0.54%) Solaris
12 2 (0.27%) Android
12 2 (0.27%) HPUX
12 2 (0.27%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (17.32%) ITIL
2 110 (14.88%) Load Balancing
3 78 (10.55%) Migration
4 76 (10.28%) Network Design
5 62 (8.39%) Network Management
6 49 (6.63%) Change Management
7 45 (6.09%) Network Monitoring
8 41 (5.55%) Change Control
9 40 (5.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 40 (5.41%) Kalman Filter
10 38 (5.14%) Problem-Solving
11 32 (4.33%) Mentoring
12 31 (4.19%) DevOps
13 30 (4.06%) Data Protection
13 30 (4.06%) SIEM
14 28 (3.79%) Project Management
15 27 (3.65%) Disaster Recovery
15 27 (3.65%) Problem Management
16 26 (3.52%) Incident Management
17 25 (3.38%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 66 (8.93%) Python
2 44 (5.95%) PowerShell
3 30 (4.06%) SQL
4 18 (2.44%) Perl
5 11 (1.49%) Java
6 10 (1.35%) VB
7 7 (0.95%) Prolog
8 6 (0.81%) Bash Shell
9 5 (0.68%) C
10 2 (0.27%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.14%) PHP
11 1 (0.14%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 315 (42.63%) Cisco Certification
2 243 (32.88%) CCNP
3 153 (20.70%) CCNA
4 81 (10.96%) CCIE
5 66 (8.93%) CCSA
6 64 (8.66%) Security Cleared
7 59 (7.98%) CCSE
8 52 (7.04%) SC Cleared
9 29 (3.92%) Check Point Certification
10 26 (3.52%) CCDP
11 25 (3.38%) CISSP
12 15 (2.03%) CCDA
13 12 (1.62%) Degree
14 11 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
15 9 (1.22%) CISM
15 9 (1.22%) ISEB
15 9 (1.22%) JNCIA
15 9 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
16 8 (1.08%) DV Cleared
17 7 (0.95%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.11%) SLA
2 11 (1.49%) COBIT
3 10 (1.35%) PCI DSS
4 8 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.54%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.54%) MiFID
6 3 (0.41%) NIST
6 3 (0.41%) PMO
6 3 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.27%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 2 (0.27%) GAMP
7 2 (0.27%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.14%) GDPR
8 1 (0.14%) GPG13
8 1 (0.14%) HL7
8 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.14%) QA
System Software
1 59 (7.98%) Active Directory
2 34 (4.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (4.33%) ProxySG
4 31 (4.19%) Hyper-V
5 28 (3.79%) VMware ESXi
6 14 (1.89%) XenApp
7 9 (1.22%) Virtual Machines
8 8 (1.08%) VMware NSX
8 8 (1.08%) vSphere
9 5 (0.68%) BitLocker
9 5 (0.68%) Docker
9 5 (0.68%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.54%) Firmware
10 4 (0.54%) IAG
10 4 (0.54%) KVM
10 4 (0.54%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.41%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.14%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 1 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 34 (4.60%) Ansible
2 25 (3.38%) Cisco Prime
3 22 (2.98%) SCCM
4 21 (2.84%) Cisco CUCM
5 19 (2.57%) SCOM
6 18 (2.44%) Nessus
7 14 (1.89%) FortiGate
8 11 (1.49%) QRadar
9 10 (1.35%) Microsoft Clustering
10 9 (1.22%) Cisco UCCX
10 9 (1.22%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 9 (1.22%) SCOrch
10 9 (1.22%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 8 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
12 6 (0.81%) Puppet
12 6 (0.81%) Terraform
13 5 (0.68%) Microsoft Intune
14 4 (0.54%) Cisco UCCE
14 4 (0.54%) Salt
14 4 (0.54%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 558 (75.51%) Cisco
2 223 (30.18%) F5
3 185 (25.03%) Palo Alto
4 145 (19.62%) Juniper
5 106 (14.34%) Fortinet
6 81 (10.96%) Blue Coat
6 81 (10.96%) Microsoft
7 77 (10.42%) Citrix
8 69 (9.34%) SolarWinds
9 66 (8.93%) VMware
10 55 (7.44%) HP
11 47 (6.36%) Aruba
12 35 (4.74%) Meraki
13 34 (4.60%) Riverbed
14 32 (4.33%) Dell
15 27 (3.65%) McAfee
16 26 (3.52%) NetApp
17 24 (3.25%) Symantec
18 20 (2.71%) Splunk
19 19 (2.57%) Qualys