Period
to 4 December 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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 304 333 322
Rank change year-on-year +29 -11 +40
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 231 555 778
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.73% 0.74% 0.82%
As % of the Vendors category 1.71% 1.73% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 412 520
Median daily rate £432 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.65% - +2.04%
10th Percentile £249 £263 £310
90th Percentile £553 £538 £538
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 13
Median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £19.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +106.35% -41.26%
10th Percentile £23.00 £16.40 £11.45
90th Percentile £70.00 £42.25 £136.50
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year - +28.00% -16.67%

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 13,484 32,167 39,701
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.45% 42.93% 41.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,170 20,278 24,944
Median daily rate £463 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% - -
10th Percentile £250 £231 £255
90th Percentile £656 £644 £635
UK median daily rate £455 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +1.11% - +3.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 564 1,277 1,497
Median hourly rate £35.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +84.21% +8.57% +0.40%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £10.79
90th Percentile £57.17 £53.00 £47.37
Median hourly rate £35.00 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +84.21% +8.57% +0.40%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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 4 December 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 +76 78 £475 -0.52% 15
South East +64 58 £430 +1.78% 8
Midlands +39 28 £450 +12.50% 11
South West +78 26 £325 -18.75% 5
West Midlands +34 24 £450 +11.94% 8
North of England +53 20 £315 -21.25% 11
North West +40 15 £315 -25.88% 8
East of England +65 14 £335 -25.56% 6
Yorkshire +42 5 £356 -11.13% 1
East Midlands +30 2 £388 +24.00% 3
CheckPoint
UK

For the 6 months to 4 December 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.

1 152 (65.80%) Firewall
2 140 (60.61%) Cisco
3 68 (29.44%) F5
4 67 (29.00%) WAN
5 57 (24.68%) Cisco Certification
6 51 (22.08%) Palo Alto
7 50 (21.65%) CCNP
8 49 (21.21%) LAN
8 49 (21.21%) Network Security
9 48 (20.78%) Data Centre
10 47 (20.35%) VPN
11 46 (19.91%) Microsoft
12 44 (19.05%) Windows
13 42 (18.18%) Finance
14 40 (17.32%) Cisco ASA
15 38 (16.45%) Fortinet
16 37 (16.02%) Wireless
16 37 (16.02%) VMware
17 35 (15.15%) Security Cleared
18 34 (14.72%) Azure
18 34 (14.72%) DNS
19 32 (13.85%) Juniper
20 31 (13.42%) BGP
21 30 (12.99%) OSPF
21 30 (12.99%) Ansible
22 29 (12.55%) ITIL
23 28 (12.12%) Linux
23 28 (12.12%) Citrix
23 28 (12.12%) Load Balancing
24 27 (11.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM

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 9 (3.90%) WebLogic
2 6 (2.60%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.73%) Confluence
4 3 (1.30%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.87%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (2.60%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (1.73%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.87%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.73%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.43%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 34 (14.72%) Azure
2 25 (10.82%) AWS
3 19 (8.23%) Office 365
4 9 (3.90%) Amazon S3
5 8 (3.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 6 (2.60%) Azure Active Directory
6 6 (2.60%) GitHub
7 5 (2.16%) Amazon SQS
7 5 (2.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 4 (1.73%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (1.73%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 4 (1.73%) GCP
8 4 (1.73%) IaaS
8 4 (1.73%) OneDrive
8 4 (1.73%) Route 53
9 3 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.87%) SaaS
11 1 (0.43%) PaaS
11 1 (0.43%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 152 (65.80%) Firewall
2 67 (29.00%) WAN
3 49 (21.21%) LAN
3 49 (21.21%) Network Security
4 47 (20.35%) VPN
5 40 (17.32%) Cisco ASA
6 37 (16.02%) Wireless
7 34 (14.72%) DNS
8 31 (13.42%) BGP
9 30 (12.99%) OSPF
10 27 (11.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 26 (11.26%) Cisco Nexus
11 26 (11.26%) DHCP
12 22 (9.52%) MPLS
13 21 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
14 20 (8.66%) VoIP
15 18 (7.79%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 18 (7.79%) SSL
15 18 (7.79%) TCP/IP
16 17 (7.36%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.16%) Oracle OWB
2 2 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (0.87%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.43%) Big Data
3 1 (0.43%) Cosmos DB
3 1 (0.43%) Geospatial Data
3 1 (0.43%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.43%) Neo4j
3 1 (0.43%) Power BI
3 1 (0.43%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (6.93%) Jenkins
2 13 (5.63%) JIRA
3 11 (4.76%) Git (software)
4 6 (2.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 6 (2.60%) GitLab
5 4 (1.73%) JUnit
5 4 (1.73%) Mockito
5 4 (1.73%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (1.73%) Toad
6 1 (0.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 42 (18.18%) Finance
2 25 (10.82%) Public Sector
3 15 (6.49%) Telecoms
4 14 (6.06%) Banking
5 8 (3.46%) Financial Institution
6 6 (2.60%) Manufacturing
6 6 (2.60%) Retail
7 4 (1.73%) Publishing
8 3 (1.30%) Legal
9 2 (0.87%) Automotive
9 2 (0.87%) Electronics
9 2 (0.87%) Fire and Rescue
9 2 (0.87%) French Language
9 2 (0.87%) Marketing
9 2 (0.87%) Military
10 1 (0.43%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.43%) German Language
10 1 (0.43%) Law
10 1 (0.43%) Police
Job Titles
1 104 (45.02%) Network Engineer
2 25 (10.82%) Architect
3 18 (7.79%) Analyst
4 17 (7.36%) Cisco Engineer
5 14 (6.06%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 13 (5.63%) Senior Network Engineer
7 12 (5.19%) Consultant
7 12 (5.19%) Network Analyst
7 12 (5.19%) Network Architect
8 11 (4.76%) NOC Engineer
9 10 (4.33%) Check Point Analyst
9 10 (4.33%) Security Engineer
9 10 (4.33%) Support Engineer
10 9 (3.90%) Infrastructure Architect
11 8 (3.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 8 (3.46%) Network Security Engineer
12 7 (3.03%) Firewall Engineer
12 7 (3.03%) Infrastructure Consultant
12 7 (3.03%) Network Support
12 7 (3.03%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (5.63%) XML
2 8 (3.46%) JSON
3 7 (3.03%) Elastic Stack
3 7 (3.03%) REST
4 6 (2.60%) gRPC
4 6 (2.60%) Middleware
4 6 (2.60%) RESTful
4 6 (2.60%) Swagger
5 5 (2.16%) YAML
6 4 (1.73%) JMS
6 4 (1.73%) JSON Schema
6 4 (1.73%) Spring
6 4 (1.73%) Spring Boot
6 4 (1.73%) XSD
7 2 (0.87%) Django
7 2 (0.87%) Jinja
7 2 (0.87%) XMPP
8 1 (0.43%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.43%) Hibernate
8 1 (0.43%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 48 (20.78%) Data Centre
2 6 (2.60%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (2.60%) Public Cloud
3 5 (2.16%) Cyberthreat
3 5 (2.16%) PKI
3 5 (2.16%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (1.73%) Private Cloud
5 3 (1.30%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.30%) Virtual Team
6 2 (0.87%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (0.87%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (0.87%) IVR
6 2 (0.87%) NHS
6 2 (0.87%) RSA SecurID
6 2 (0.87%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.43%) CMDB
7 1 (0.43%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.43%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.43%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.43%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 44 (19.05%) Windows
2 28 (12.12%) Linux
3 16 (6.93%) Windows 10
4 13 (5.63%) Windows Server
5 12 (5.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (5.19%) Unix
6 11 (4.76%) Windows Server 2016
7 7 (3.03%) CentOS
8 6 (2.60%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (1.30%) Check Point GAiA
9 3 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.87%) HPUX
10 2 (0.87%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.87%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.43%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.43%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.43%) VMS
11 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (12.55%) ITIL
2 28 (12.12%) Load Balancing
3 23 (9.96%) Network Design
4 21 (9.09%) Test Strategy
5 20 (8.66%) Migration
6 18 (7.79%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (7.79%) Risk Management
7 15 (6.49%) Change Control
7 15 (6.49%) DevOps
7 15 (6.49%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 14 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
9 13 (5.63%) Kalman Filter
9 13 (5.63%) Product Roadmap
10 12 (5.19%) Infrastructure as Code
10 12 (5.19%) Planning and Forecasting
10 12 (5.19%) Problem-Solving
10 12 (5.19%) Project Management
10 12 (5.19%) SDLC
11 11 (4.76%) Configuration Management
11 11 (4.76%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 15 (6.49%) Java
1 15 (6.49%) Python
2 12 (5.19%) Bash Shell
2 12 (5.19%) SQL
3 10 (4.33%) PowerShell
4 6 (2.60%) C#
4 6 (2.60%) Go
5 2 (0.87%) C
6 1 (0.43%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.43%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 57 (24.68%) Cisco Certification
2 50 (21.65%) CCNP
3 35 (15.15%) Security Cleared
4 27 (11.69%) CCNA
5 26 (11.26%) SC Cleared
6 13 (5.63%) CCIE
7 8 (3.46%) CCSA
8 7 (3.03%) CCSE
8 7 (3.03%) CISSP
9 6 (2.60%) ISTQB
10 5 (2.16%) ISEB
10 5 (2.16%) ISEB Practitioner
10 5 (2.16%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 4 (1.73%) AWS Certification
11 4 (1.73%) DV Cleared
12 3 (1.30%) CCDA
12 3 (1.30%) CEH
12 3 (1.30%) Check Point Certification
12 3 (1.30%) Degree
12 3 (1.30%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.60%) SLA
2 5 (2.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.73%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 3 (1.30%) PMO
4 3 (1.30%) QA
5 2 (0.87%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.43%) COBIT
6 1 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.43%) GDPR
6 1 (0.43%) NIST
System Software
1 26 (11.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (9.96%) Active Directory
3 14 (6.06%) Docker
4 8 (3.46%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (3.46%) vSphere
5 6 (2.60%) Hyper-V
5 6 (2.60%) VMware NSX
6 3 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.87%) ProxySG
7 2 (0.87%) XenApp
7 2 (0.87%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.43%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.43%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.43%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 30 (12.99%) Ansible
2 14 (6.06%) Kubernetes
3 12 (5.19%) FortiGate
3 12 (5.19%) Terraform
4 10 (4.33%) Grafana
4 10 (4.33%) Prometheus
5 9 (3.90%) Nessus
5 9 (3.90%) SCCM
6 7 (3.03%) ZABBIX
7 6 (2.60%) Cisco CUCM
7 6 (2.60%) Microsoft Intune
7 6 (2.60%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (2.60%) Packer
7 6 (2.60%) Puppet
8 4 (1.73%) Cisco UCCX
8 4 (1.73%) Data Guard
9 3 (1.30%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.87%) WhatsUp Gold
11 1 (0.43%) Cisco UCCE
11 1 (0.43%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 140 (60.61%) Cisco
2 68 (29.44%) F5
3 51 (22.08%) Palo Alto
4 46 (19.91%) Microsoft
5 38 (16.45%) Fortinet
6 37 (16.02%) VMware
7 32 (13.85%) Juniper
8 28 (12.12%) Citrix
9 25 (10.82%) Blue Coat
10 21 (9.09%) NetApp
11 19 (8.23%) Dell
12 18 (7.79%) HP
12 18 (7.79%) Meraki
13 17 (7.36%) Aruba
14 16 (6.93%) Avaya
15 15 (6.49%) Oracle
16 13 (5.63%) Extreme Networks
17 12 (5.19%) Red Hat
18 11 (4.76%) Splunk
19 10 (4.33%) SolarWinds