Period
to 12 June 2021

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 12 June 2021 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
12 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 372 341 303
Rank change year-on-year -31 -38 +62
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 277 260 747
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.57% 0.66% 0.90%
As % of the Vendors category 1.39% 1.56% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 173 522
10th Percentile £281 £263 £300
25th Percentile £350 £350 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £420 £400 £413
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% -3.03% -2.94%
75th Percentile £488 £475 £493
90th Percentile £544 £600 £563
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 22
10th Percentile £35.95 £20.63 £22.50
25th Percentile £39.50 £22.94 £26.25
Median hourly rate £40.00 £28.41 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year +40.82% -36.88% +196.05%
75th Percentile £55.50 £30.00 £66.61
90th Percentile £57.00 £31.00 £66.81
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +33.33% -33.33% +91.94%

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 19,879 16,693 34,523
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 40.81% 42.63% 41.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,942 10,730 21,930
10th Percentile £290 £250 £263
25th Percentile £388 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £491 £468 £465
Median % change year-on-year +4.91% +0.65% +3.33%
75th Percentile £588 £575 £569
90th Percentile £682 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £488 £455 £458
% change year-on-year +7.14% -0.55% +1.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 620 596 1,122
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.65 £11.15
25th Percentile £13.25 £14.25 £13.01
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.85 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year +6.10% +0.80% +6.86%
75th Percentile £41.37 £30.00 £37.50
90th Percentile £55.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £20.25 £19.50 £18.14
% change year-on-year +3.85% +7.53% +4.83%

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 12 June 2021.

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 12 June 2021.

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 12 June 2021. 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 -59 104 £473 +9.88% 20
South East -13 55 £376 -5.94% 16
North of England +17 37 £400 -1.23% 6
South West +38 30 £413 +17.86% 3
Midlands -26 29 £480 +5.49% 12
Yorkshire +29 26 £380 -6.17% 3
West Midlands -20 25 £498 +8.74% 5
North West -11 10 £450 +12.50% 2
East of England +2 9 £380 -2.56% 2
East Midlands +2 6 £475 +7.95% 7
North East +7 1 £450 +16.13% 1
CheckPoint
UK

For the 6 months to 12 June 2021, 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.

1 203 (73.29%) Firewall
2 189 (68.23%) Cisco
3 108 (38.99%) WAN
4 89 (32.13%) LAN
5 84 (30.32%) F5
6 76 (27.44%) Azure
7 74 (26.71%) Cisco Certification
8 66 (23.83%) Cisco ASA
9 61 (22.02%) Data Centre
10 59 (21.30%) Microsoft
10 59 (21.30%) Finance
11 57 (20.58%) Fortinet
11 57 (20.58%) Social Skills
12 53 (19.13%) Security Cleared
13 52 (18.77%) Palo Alto
14 47 (16.97%) Agile Software Development
15 46 (16.61%) VPN
15 46 (16.61%) Network Security
16 44 (15.88%) CCNP
16 44 (15.88%) ITIL
16 44 (15.88%) Juniper
16 44 (15.88%) Wireless
17 42 (15.16%) VMware
18 41 (14.80%) CCNA
19 38 (13.72%) OSPF
19 38 (13.72%) Migration
19 38 (13.72%) SC Cleared
20 37 (13.36%) DNS
20 37 (13.36%) TCP/IP
21 36 (13.00%) Active Directory

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 (3.25%) Skype for Business
2 6 (2.17%) MS Exchange
3 5 (1.81%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.08%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.36%) Confluence
6 1 (0.36%) IIS
6 1 (0.36%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.36%) Tomcat
Applications
1 18 (6.50%) MS Visio
2 15 (5.42%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (1.81%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (1.44%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (1.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.72%) Primavera
2 1 (0.36%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.36%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 76 (27.44%) Azure
2 35 (12.64%) AWS
2 35 (12.64%) Microsoft 365
3 10 (3.61%) SaaS
4 8 (2.89%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (2.53%) PaaS
6 5 (1.81%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 4 (1.44%) IaaS
8 3 (1.08%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (1.08%) Azure Data Factory
8 3 (1.08%) Azure Key Vault
8 3 (1.08%) Azure Sentinel
8 3 (1.08%) Serverless
9 2 (0.72%) Akamai
9 2 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.72%) GCP
9 2 (0.72%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.36%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.36%) GitHub
10 1 (0.36%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 203 (73.29%) Firewall
2 108 (38.99%) WAN
3 89 (32.13%) LAN
4 66 (23.83%) Cisco ASA
5 46 (16.61%) Network Security
5 46 (16.61%) VPN
6 44 (15.88%) Wireless
7 38 (13.72%) OSPF
8 37 (13.36%) DNS
8 37 (13.36%) TCP/IP
9 33 (11.91%) BGP
10 30 (10.83%) SD-WAN
11 26 (9.39%) Wi-Fi
12 24 (8.66%) Cisco Nexus
12 24 (8.66%) MPLS
13 21 (7.58%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 21 (7.58%) Internet
14 20 (7.22%) Cisco ISE
14 20 (7.22%) VLAN
15 19 (6.86%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.08%) Data Lake
1 3 (1.08%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.72%) Big Data
3 1 (0.36%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (0.36%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.36%) Neo4j
3 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.36%) Power BI
3 1 (0.36%) SAP HANA
3 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.36%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 9 (3.25%) Git (software)
2 6 (2.17%) Jenkins
3 5 (1.81%) Octopus Deploy
3 5 (1.81%) Sonatype Nexus
4 4 (1.44%) Bitbucket
5 3 (1.08%) GitLab
5 3 (1.08%) kappa
5 3 (1.08%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.72%) Hudson
6 2 (0.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.36%) JIRA
General
1 59 (21.30%) Finance
2 57 (20.58%) Social Skills
3 23 (8.30%) Public Sector
4 19 (6.86%) Telecoms
5 14 (5.05%) Influencing Skills
6 12 (4.33%) Documentation Skills
7 8 (2.89%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (2.89%) Banking
8 4 (1.44%) Police
9 3 (1.08%) Presentation Skills
9 3 (1.08%) Retail
10 2 (0.72%) Local Government
11 1 (0.36%) Back Office
11 1 (0.36%) Billing
11 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.36%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.36%) Law
11 1 (0.36%) Legal
11 1 (0.36%) Military
11 1 (0.36%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 126 (45.49%) Network Engineer
2 25 (9.03%) Architect
2 25 (9.03%) Cisco Engineer
3 23 (8.30%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 22 (7.94%) Security Engineer
5 19 (6.86%) Network Security Engineer
6 18 (6.50%) Senior Network Engineer
7 15 (5.42%) Firewall Engineer
8 14 (5.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 14 (5.05%) Project Manager
9 13 (4.69%) Azure Engineer
9 13 (4.69%) Data Centre Engineer
10 12 (4.33%) Test Manager
11 11 (3.97%) Consultant
12 10 (3.61%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
13 9 (3.25%) Server Engineer
13 9 (3.25%) Voice Engineer
14 8 (2.89%) Analyst
14 8 (2.89%) Data Centre Infrastructure Engineer
14 8 (2.89%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.17%) SAML
2 3 (1.08%) 802.1X
2 3 (1.08%) JSON
2 3 (1.08%) Kafka
2 3 (1.08%) LDAP
2 3 (1.08%) Spark Streaming
3 2 (0.72%) YAML
4 1 (0.36%) HTML
4 1 (0.36%) PySpark
4 1 (0.36%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.36%) REST
4 1 (0.36%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 61 (22.02%) Data Centre
2 19 (6.86%) Self-Motivation
3 11 (3.97%) Video Conferencing
4 9 (3.25%) Tandem
5 8 (2.89%) Enterprise Storage
6 5 (1.81%) CCTV
6 5 (1.81%) CESG
7 3 (1.08%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (1.08%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (1.08%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.08%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.72%) Cloud Native
8 2 (0.72%) Clustering
8 2 (0.72%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.72%) PMI
8 2 (0.72%) Private Cloud
8 2 (0.72%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.36%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.36%) NHS
9 1 (0.36%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 34 (12.27%) Windows
2 26 (9.39%) Linux
3 15 (5.42%) Windows Server
4 10 (3.61%) Unix
5 6 (2.17%) Windows 10
6 5 (1.81%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.72%) CatOS
8 2 (0.72%) Check Point GAiA
9 1 (0.36%) Android
9 1 (0.36%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.36%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.36%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (16.97%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (15.88%) ITIL
3 38 (13.72%) Migration
4 32 (11.55%) Stakeholder Management
5 26 (9.39%) Collaborative Working
6 23 (8.30%) Change Management
6 23 (8.30%) Mentoring
7 22 (7.94%) Capacity Planning
8 21 (7.58%) Network Design
8 21 (7.58%) Problem-Solving
9 20 (7.22%) Risk Management
10 19 (6.86%) DevOps
10 19 (6.86%) Load Balancing
10 19 (6.86%) Waterfall
11 18 (6.50%) Cybersecurity
12 17 (6.14%) Project Delivery
13 16 (5.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 16 (5.78%) Project Management
13 16 (5.78%) SDLC
14 15 (5.42%) Planning and Forecasting
Programming Languages
1 17 (6.14%) Python
2 10 (3.61%) PowerShell
3 9 (3.25%) SQL
4 4 (1.44%) Bash Shell
4 4 (1.44%) Perl
5 2 (0.72%) Tcl
6 1 (0.36%) PHP
6 1 (0.36%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 74 (26.71%) Cisco Certification
2 53 (19.13%) Security Cleared
3 44 (15.88%) CCNP
4 41 (14.80%) CCNA
5 38 (13.72%) SC Cleared
6 17 (6.14%) CCIE
7 14 (5.05%) CCSA
7 14 (5.05%) CCSE
8 13 (4.69%) ISTQB
8 13 (4.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 9 (3.25%) DV Cleared
9 9 (3.25%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (2.89%) Degree
11 7 (2.53%) CISSP
12 6 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (1.44%) CCDP
13 4 (1.44%) Check Point Certification
13 4 (1.44%) MCITP
13 4 (1.44%) MCSA
13 4 (1.44%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (6.86%) SLA
2 14 (5.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (2.53%) QA
4 4 (1.44%) PMO
5 2 (0.72%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.36%) GDPR
System Software
1 36 (13.00%) Active Directory
2 34 (12.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (6.86%) ProxySG
4 12 (4.33%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (3.25%) VMware NSX
6 6 (2.17%) vSphere
7 4 (1.44%) Snort
8 3 (1.08%) Docker
8 3 (1.08%) Hyper-V
8 3 (1.08%) KVM
8 3 (1.08%) vCloud
8 3 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.72%) XenApp
10 1 (0.36%) Ceph
10 1 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.36%) NFS
10 1 (0.36%) QEMU
10 1 (0.36%) Samba
10 1 (0.36%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (6.86%) Ansible
2 15 (5.42%) Terraform
3 14 (5.05%) FortiGate
4 12 (4.33%) Kubernetes
5 11 (3.97%) Cisco CUCM
6 8 (2.89%) Nessus
7 5 (1.81%) Puppet
8 4 (1.44%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (1.44%) Suricata
8 4 (1.44%) Trend Micro Deep Security
8 4 (1.44%) vCenter Server
8 4 (1.44%) WhatsUp Gold
9 3 (1.08%) Cisco Prime
9 3 (1.08%) Cisco UCCX
10 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Clustering
10 2 (0.72%) Nagios
10 2 (0.72%) Salt
10 2 (0.72%) SCCM
10 2 (0.72%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 189 (68.23%) Cisco
2 84 (30.32%) F5
3 59 (21.30%) Microsoft
4 57 (20.58%) Fortinet
5 52 (18.77%) Palo Alto
6 44 (15.88%) Juniper
7 42 (15.16%) VMware
8 28 (10.11%) Blue Coat
9 23 (8.30%) Citrix
10 22 (7.94%) Meraki
11 18 (6.50%) McAfee
12 16 (5.78%) Aruba
12 16 (5.78%) Zscaler
13 15 (5.42%) HP
14 12 (4.33%) Infoblox
14 12 (4.33%) SolarWinds
15 11 (3.97%) Riverbed
16 9 (3.25%) Broadcom
16 9 (3.25%) Qualys
16 9 (3.25%) Sonus