Period
to 18 September 2018

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 18 September 2018 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
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 344 344 226
Rank change year-on-year 0 -118 -12
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 664 650 1,173
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.71% 0.72% 1.19%
As % of the Vendors category 1.67% 1.66% 2.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 422 437 784
England median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £306 £313 £280
90th Percentile £550 £538 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £423 £400
% change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 13 25
England median hourly rate £17.41 £57.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -69.46% +42.50% +36.39%
10th Percentile £10.50 £17.50 £18.49
90th Percentile £21.27 £66.80 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £19.39 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -48.31% -6.25% +36.39%

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 39,759 39,171 43,936
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.26% 43.49% 44.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,935 24,301 27,444
England median daily rate £450 £440 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +4.14% +5.63%
10th Percentile £250 £255 £250
90th Percentile £625 £619 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £413
% change year-on-year +4.65% +4.24% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,486 1,279 1,460
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.40 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.00 £47.50 £44.50
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 18 September 2018.

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 18 September 2018.

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 18 September 2018. 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 -22 250 £450 - 56
South East -17 141 £425 - 36
North of England -8 114 £410 +2.82% 31
Midlands +11 78 £470 +11.90% 32
West Midlands -1 58 £475 +12.43% 27
Yorkshire -2 57 £413 +3.77% 8
East of England +12 46 £425 +13.33% 15
North West -30 39 £418 +4.38% 21
South West -19 35 £375 - 10
East Midlands +4 19 £358 -10.63% 5
North East -4 19 £325 -7.80% 2
CheckPoint
UK

For the 6 months to 18 September 2018, 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.

1 515 (77.56%) Firewall
2 461 (69.43%) Cisco
3 217 (32.68%) Cisco Certification
4 194 (29.22%) WAN
5 193 (29.07%) Network Security
6 189 (28.46%) VPN
7 184 (27.71%) F5
8 183 (27.56%) Juniper
9 176 (26.51%) CCNP
10 154 (23.19%) Cisco ASA
11 153 (23.04%) LAN
12 150 (22.59%) Palo Alto
13 134 (20.18%) Wireless
14 133 (20.03%) ITIL
15 127 (19.13%) OSPF
16 126 (18.98%) Blue Coat
17 120 (18.07%) BGP
18 118 (17.77%) VMware
19 116 (17.47%) Finance
20 115 (17.32%) Data Centre
20 115 (17.32%) Cisco Nexus
21 101 (15.21%) CCNA
21 101 (15.21%) Microsoft
22 100 (15.06%) Windows
23 97 (14.61%) Microsoft Azure
24 96 (14.46%) TCP/IP
25 94 (14.16%) Security Cleared
26 89 (13.40%) SC Cleared
27 84 (12.65%) DNS
28 83 (12.50%) McAfee

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 19 (2.86%) Apache
2 16 (2.41%) OpenStack
3 12 (1.81%) MS Exchange
3 12 (1.81%) SharePoint
3 12 (1.81%) Skype for Business
4 11 (1.66%) nginx
5 10 (1.51%) Confluence
6 8 (1.20%) IIS
6 8 (1.20%) WebLogic
7 5 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (0.75%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.45%) CMS
8 3 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.30%) JBoss
9 2 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.30%) WebSphere
Applications
1 31 (4.67%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (4.37%) MS Visio
3 14 (2.11%) Microsoft Excel
4 12 (1.81%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.30%) RMDS
2 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 97 (14.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 79 (11.90%) Amazon AWS
3 32 (4.82%) Office 365
4 9 (1.36%) GitHub
4 9 (1.36%) IaaS
5 8 (1.20%) Azure Active Directory
6 6 (0.90%) PaaS
7 3 (0.45%) Akamai
7 3 (0.45%) SaaS
8 2 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.30%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.30%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.30%) Serverless
9 1 (0.15%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 515 (77.56%) Firewall
2 194 (29.22%) WAN
3 193 (29.07%) Network Security
4 189 (28.46%) VPN
5 154 (23.19%) Cisco ASA
6 153 (23.04%) LAN
7 134 (20.18%) Wireless
8 127 (19.13%) OSPF
9 120 (18.07%) BGP
10 115 (17.32%) Cisco Nexus
11 96 (14.46%) TCP/IP
12 84 (12.65%) DNS
13 82 (12.35%) Internet
14 79 (11.90%) MPLS
15 67 (10.09%) SSL
16 62 (9.34%) IPsec
17 53 (7.98%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 51 (7.68%) Cisco IOS
19 43 (6.48%) VoIP
19 43 (6.48%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (1.66%) Hadoop
1 11 (1.66%) MongoDB
1 11 (1.66%) MySQL
1 11 (1.66%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (1.20%) SQL Server
3 4 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (0.45%) Oracle OWB
4 3 (0.45%) Relational Database
4 3 (0.45%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.30%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.30%) Oracle Exadata
5 2 (0.30%) Power BI
5 2 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.15%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.15%) Big Data
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.15%) Redis
6 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 20 (3.01%) Jenkins
2 16 (2.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 11 (1.66%) Vagrant
4 3 (0.45%) JIRA
5 2 (0.30%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.15%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.15%) TestPartner
General
1 116 (17.47%) Finance
2 48 (7.23%) Telecoms
3 33 (4.97%) Banking
4 21 (3.16%) Law
5 15 (2.26%) Retail
6 6 (0.90%) Investment Banking
7 5 (0.75%) Financial Institution
7 5 (0.75%) Legal
7 5 (0.75%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.30%) Electronics
8 2 (0.30%) French Language
8 2 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.30%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.15%) Back Office
9 1 (0.15%) Front Office
9 1 (0.15%) Marketing
9 1 (0.15%) Military
Job Titles
1 276 (41.57%) Network Engineer
2 112 (16.87%) Security Engineer
3 75 (11.30%) Network Security Engineer
4 60 (9.04%) Analyst
5 58 (8.73%) Cisco Engineer
6 54 (8.13%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 54 (8.13%) Firewall Engineer
7 52 (7.83%) Architect
8 35 (5.27%) Network Analyst
8 35 (5.27%) Senior Network Engineer
9 34 (5.12%) Consultant
9 34 (5.12%) Security Analyst
10 28 (4.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 27 (4.07%) Network Architect
12 23 (3.46%) Network Security Analyst
13 21 (3.16%) Implementation Engineer
14 20 (3.01%) Network Implementation Engineer
15 19 (2.86%) Network Consultant
16 18 (2.71%) Design Engineer
16 18 (2.71%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (4.97%) 802.1X
2 12 (1.81%) XML
3 11 (1.66%) LAMP
3 11 (1.66%) LAPP Stack
3 11 (1.66%) LEMP Stack
4 9 (1.36%) Middleware
5 5 (0.75%) Web Services
6 4 (0.60%) WAP
6 4 (0.60%) XMPP
7 3 (0.45%) Oracle Fusion
7 3 (0.45%) Spring
8 2 (0.30%) COM
8 2 (0.30%) LDAP
8 2 (0.30%) REST
9 1 (0.15%) HTML
9 1 (0.15%) JSON
9 1 (0.15%) OAuth
9 1 (0.15%) OAuth2
9 1 (0.15%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 115 (17.32%) Data Centre
2 30 (4.52%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (4.52%) Management Information System
3 21 (3.16%) PKI
4 16 (2.41%) Self-Motivation
5 10 (1.51%) Computer Science
6 9 (1.36%) Fat Client
6 9 (1.36%) Thin Client
6 9 (1.36%) Virtual Team
7 8 (1.20%) Mainframe
7 8 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
8 7 (1.05%) Blackberry
9 6 (0.90%) NHS
10 5 (0.75%) DataPower
10 5 (0.75%) Driving Licence
10 5 (0.75%) Greenfield Project
10 5 (0.75%) Private Cloud
11 4 (0.60%) SCADA
11 4 (0.60%) Security Operations Centre
11 4 (0.60%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 100 (15.06%) Windows
2 75 (11.30%) Linux
3 40 (6.02%) Unix
4 35 (5.27%) Windows Server
5 21 (3.16%) Windows 10
6 18 (2.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (1.96%) Check Point GAiA
7 13 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (1.66%) CentOS
8 11 (1.66%) Windows 7
9 7 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (0.60%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.45%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.45%) Solaris
13 2 (0.30%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.30%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.15%) HPUX
14 1 (0.15%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (20.03%) ITIL
2 68 (10.24%) Migration
3 58 (8.73%) Network Design
4 57 (8.58%) Load Balancing
5 47 (7.08%) Problem-Solving
6 44 (6.63%) Change Management
7 42 (6.33%) Information Security
8 36 (5.42%) Change Control
8 36 (5.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 33 (4.97%) WAN Optimisation
10 32 (4.82%) SIEM
11 30 (4.52%) Network Management
12 29 (4.37%) Risk Management
13 27 (4.07%) DevOps
13 27 (4.07%) High Availability
14 26 (3.92%) Network Monitoring
15 25 (3.77%) Stakeholder Management
16 24 (3.61%) Cybersecurity
16 24 (3.61%) ITIL V3
16 24 (3.61%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 32 (4.82%) Python
2 18 (2.71%) PowerShell
2 18 (2.71%) SQL
3 16 (2.41%) Bash Shell
4 12 (1.81%) JavaScript
5 11 (1.66%) Perl
5 11 (1.66%) Ruby
6 6 (0.90%) C
6 6 (0.90%) Java
7 4 (0.60%) Tcl
8 1 (0.15%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 217 (32.68%) Cisco Certification
2 176 (26.51%) CCNP
3 101 (15.21%) CCNA
4 94 (14.16%) Security Cleared
5 89 (13.40%) SC Cleared
6 70 (10.54%) CCSE
7 66 (9.94%) CCIE
8 54 (8.13%) CCSA
9 41 (6.17%) Check Point Certification
10 31 (4.67%) CISSP
11 30 (4.52%) Degree
12 21 (3.16%) CCDP
13 16 (2.41%) ITIL Certification
14 12 (1.81%) Microsoft Certification
15 9 (1.36%) MCSE
16 8 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
17 7 (1.05%) CCIE Security
17 7 (1.05%) DBS Check
18 6 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
18 6 (0.90%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (3.16%) SLA
3 13 (1.96%) PCI DSS
4 11 (1.66%) QA
5 8 (1.20%) PMO
6 7 (1.05%) GDPR
7 5 (0.75%) COBIT
8 4 (0.60%) JSP 440
9 3 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials
9 3 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 3 (0.45%) RMADS
10 2 (0.30%) NIST 800
10 2 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.15%) FIPS 140-2
11 1 (0.15%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 57 (8.58%) Active Directory
2 53 (7.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (6.63%) ProxySG
4 20 (3.01%) BitLocker
5 18 (2.71%) VMware ESXi
6 15 (2.26%) VMware NSX
7 11 (1.66%) Docker
8 9 (1.36%) vSphere
9 7 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (0.60%) Hyper-V
10 4 (0.60%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.45%) IAG
11 3 (0.45%) Snort
11 3 (0.45%) Terminal Server
11 3 (0.45%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.30%) NFS
12 2 (0.30%) StorNext
12 2 (0.30%) vCloud
12 2 (0.30%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 68 (10.24%) FortiGate
2 23 (3.46%) SCCM
3 22 (3.31%) Ansible
4 16 (2.41%) Nagios
5 15 (2.26%) McAfee ePO
6 12 (1.81%) Opscode Chef
6 12 (1.81%) Puppet
6 12 (1.81%) ZABBIX
7 11 (1.66%) Kubernetes
7 11 (1.66%) Salt
7 11 (1.66%) Terraform
8 10 (1.51%) WSUS
9 9 (1.36%) SCOM
10 8 (1.20%) Cisco CUCM
10 8 (1.20%) QRadar
11 7 (1.05%) Cisco Prime
11 7 (1.05%) Norton AntiVirus
11 7 (1.05%) Stealthwatch
12 6 (0.90%) RSA enVision
12 6 (0.90%) vRealize
Vendors
1 461 (69.43%) Cisco
2 184 (27.71%) F5
3 183 (27.56%) Juniper
4 150 (22.59%) Palo Alto
5 126 (18.98%) Blue Coat
6 118 (17.77%) VMware
7 101 (15.21%) Microsoft
8 83 (12.50%) McAfee
9 70 (10.54%) Fortinet
10 63 (9.49%) HP
11 59 (8.89%) Aruba
12 44 (6.63%) SolarWinds
13 42 (6.33%) Citrix
14 37 (5.57%) Oracle
15 35 (5.27%) NetApp
16 33 (4.97%) Meraki
17 32 (4.82%) Symantec
18 27 (4.07%) Nokia
19 26 (3.92%) IBM
19 26 (3.92%) Red Hat