Period
to 16 November 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 16 November 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
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 320 349 216
Rank change year-on-year +29 -133 +29
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 774 655 1,228
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.81% 0.69% 1.25%
As % of the Vendors category 1.93% 1.61% 2.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 506 426 787
England median daily rate £425 £418 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.80% +1.21% +3.77%
10th Percentile £306 £300 £280
90th Percentile £538 £538 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £416 £400
% change year-on-year +2.22% +3.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 25
England median hourly rate £17.41 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.48% - +36.39%
10th Percentile £10.50 £15.78 £18.02
90th Percentile £58.63 £56.75 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £32.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year +9.38% -21.95% +39.80%

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 40,075 40,564 44,568
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.17% 42.87% 45.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,158 25,402 27,526
England median daily rate £450 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £245
90th Percentile £625 £625 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £418
% change year-on-year +4.65% +2.87% +4.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,515 1,362 1,575
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.38 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.72% +5.30% -5.71%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.66 £10.13
90th Percentile £47.00 £45.23 £44.50
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.46 £16.50
% change year-on-year +0.26% +5.79% -5.71%

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 16 November 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 16 November 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 16 November 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 +10 290 £450 +5.88% 65
South East +13 171 £413 -2.94% 32
North of England +18 119 £400 +3.90% 43
Midlands +3 96 £450 +5.76% 35
West Midlands -3 72 £440 +3.53% 27
East of England +35 56 £375 - 27
Yorkshire +18 56 £414 +8.17% 16
South West -7 46 £380 +1.33% 7
North West -20 39 £425 +8.97% 25
North East +13 25 £318 -6.27% 2
East Midlands +5 23 £450 +12.38% 8
CheckPoint
UK

For the 6 months to 16 November 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.

1 593 (76.61%) Firewall
2 560 (72.35%) Cisco
3 284 (36.69%) Cisco Certification
4 245 (31.65%) CCNP
5 232 (29.97%) WAN
6 221 (28.55%) F5
7 210 (27.13%) Network Security
8 201 (25.97%) Juniper
9 194 (25.06%) VPN
10 187 (24.16%) Cisco ASA
11 182 (23.51%) OSPF
12 178 (23.00%) Palo Alto
13 175 (22.61%) LAN
14 170 (21.96%) BGP
15 167 (21.58%) Wireless
16 145 (18.73%) Cisco Nexus
17 135 (17.44%) Data Centre
18 132 (17.05%) Finance
19 131 (16.93%) ITIL
20 130 (16.80%) CCNA
21 129 (16.67%) Blue Coat
22 125 (16.15%) MPLS
23 115 (14.86%) Windows
23 115 (14.86%) Security Cleared
24 114 (14.73%) VMware
25 105 (13.57%) TCP/IP
26 104 (13.44%) SC Cleared
27 101 (13.05%) Microsoft Azure
28 99 (12.79%) Microsoft
29 91 (11.76%) Migration

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 20 (2.58%) Apache
2 18 (2.33%) Skype for Business
3 17 (2.20%) OpenStack
4 14 (1.81%) WebLogic
5 12 (1.55%) nginx
6 10 (1.29%) SharePoint
7 8 (1.03%) MS Exchange
8 6 (0.78%) CMS
8 6 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 5 (0.65%) IIS
9 5 (0.65%) WebSphere
10 4 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (0.52%) Tomcat
Applications
1 26 (3.36%) MS Visio
2 19 (2.45%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (2.33%) Microsoft Project
4 14 (1.81%) Microsoft Excel
5 7 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.26%) 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
1 101 (13.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 83 (10.72%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (2.84%) Office 365
4 15 (1.94%) IaaS
4 15 (1.94%) PaaS
5 11 (1.42%) SaaS
6 10 (1.29%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (0.65%) Serverless
8 4 (0.52%) Azure Functions
9 2 (0.26%) Akamai
9 2 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.13%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.13%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.13%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 593 (76.61%) Firewall
2 232 (29.97%) WAN
3 210 (27.13%) Network Security
4 194 (25.06%) VPN
5 187 (24.16%) Cisco ASA
6 182 (23.51%) OSPF
7 175 (22.61%) LAN
8 170 (21.96%) BGP
9 167 (21.58%) Wireless
10 145 (18.73%) Cisco Nexus
11 125 (16.15%) MPLS
12 105 (13.57%) TCP/IP
13 80 (10.34%) DNS
14 75 (9.69%) Internet
15 64 (8.27%) EIGRP
16 61 (7.88%) IPsec
17 60 (7.75%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 59 (7.62%) Cisco Firepower
18 59 (7.62%) Cisco IOS
19 57 (7.36%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (1.68%) SQL Server
2 12 (1.55%) Hadoop
2 12 (1.55%) MongoDB
2 12 (1.55%) MySQL
2 12 (1.55%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (1.29%) Oracle OWB
4 6 (0.78%) Azure SQL Database
4 6 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
4 6 (0.78%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.13%) Big Data
5 1 (0.13%) Power BI
5 1 (0.13%) Redis
5 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (2.07%) Jenkins
2 14 (1.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 12 (1.55%) Vagrant
4 2 (0.26%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.26%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.13%) TestPartner
General
1 132 (17.05%) Finance
2 54 (6.98%) Telecoms
3 36 (4.65%) Banking
4 20 (2.58%) Law
4 20 (2.58%) Retail
5 6 (0.78%) Legal
5 6 (0.78%) Manufacturing
6 5 (0.65%) Financial Institution
7 4 (0.52%) Advertising
8 3 (0.39%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.39%) Publishing
9 2 (0.26%) Electronics
9 2 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.13%) Back Office
10 1 (0.13%) Marketing
10 1 (0.13%) Military
Job Titles
1 351 (45.35%) Network Engineer
2 140 (18.09%) Security Engineer
3 84 (10.85%) Network Security Engineer
4 62 (8.01%) Firewall Engineer
5 61 (7.88%) Architect
6 59 (7.62%) Cisco Engineer
7 57 (7.36%) Senior Network Engineer
8 54 (6.98%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 46 (5.94%) Analyst
10 45 (5.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 37 (4.78%) Consultant
12 30 (3.88%) Network Architect
13 25 (3.23%) Network Support
14 24 (3.10%) Support Engineer
15 22 (2.84%) Security Analyst
16 21 (2.71%) Network Consultant
16 21 (2.71%) Network Support Engineer
17 20 (2.58%) Infrastructure Architect
17 20 (2.58%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
17 20 (2.58%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (3.88%) 802.1X
2 21 (2.71%) XML
3 12 (1.55%) LAMP
3 12 (1.55%) LAPP Stack
3 12 (1.55%) LEMP Stack
4 10 (1.29%) Middleware
5 7 (0.90%) SAML
6 6 (0.78%) XMPP
7 5 (0.65%) Spring
8 3 (0.39%) Oracle Fusion
8 3 (0.39%) Web Services
9 2 (0.26%) COM
9 2 (0.26%) JSON
9 2 (0.26%) WAP
10 1 (0.13%) .NET
10 1 (0.13%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 135 (17.44%) Data Centre
2 32 (4.13%) Self-Motivation
3 28 (3.62%) Management Information System
4 25 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (2.97%) PKI
6 11 (1.42%) Computer Science
6 11 (1.42%) Video Conferencing
6 11 (1.42%) Virtual Team
7 9 (1.16%) Blackberry
8 8 (1.03%) Mainframe
9 7 (0.90%) Driving Licence
10 6 (0.78%) BBC
10 6 (0.78%) Greenfield Project
10 6 (0.78%) Security Operations Centre
11 5 (0.65%) DataPower
11 5 (0.65%) Fat Client
11 5 (0.65%) Thin Client
12 4 (0.52%) Private Cloud
12 4 (0.52%) User Experience
12 4 (0.52%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 115 (14.86%) Windows
2 78 (10.08%) Linux
3 51 (6.59%) Unix
4 36 (4.65%) Windows Server
5 22 (2.84%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (1.94%) Check Point GAiA
6 15 (1.94%) Windows 10
7 13 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (1.68%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (1.55%) CentOS
9 9 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (1.03%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.52%) Solaris
12 2 (0.26%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.26%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.13%) HPUX
13 1 (0.13%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (16.93%) ITIL
2 91 (11.76%) Migration
3 80 (10.34%) Load Balancing
4 57 (7.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 54 (6.98%) Problem-Solving
6 48 (6.20%) Information Security
7 46 (5.94%) Change Management
7 46 (5.94%) Network Design
8 40 (5.17%) Risk Management
9 39 (5.04%) Network Monitoring
10 36 (4.65%) Stakeholder Management
11 35 (4.52%) Network Management
12 34 (4.39%) Agile Software Development
12 34 (4.39%) SIEM
13 32 (4.13%) Change Control
13 32 (4.13%) Network Load Balancing
14 31 (4.01%) High Availability
15 30 (3.88%) Project Management
15 30 (3.88%) WAN Optimisation
16 28 (3.62%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 29 (3.75%) SQL
2 27 (3.49%) Python
3 20 (2.58%) Bash Shell
4 16 (2.07%) Perl
5 15 (1.94%) JavaScript
6 14 (1.81%) Java
7 12 (1.55%) Ruby
8 9 (1.16%) PowerShell
9 7 (0.90%) Tcl
10 3 (0.39%) C
11 1 (0.13%) VB
Qualifications
1 284 (36.69%) Cisco Certification
2 245 (31.65%) CCNP
3 130 (16.80%) CCNA
4 115 (14.86%) Security Cleared
5 104 (13.44%) SC Cleared
6 89 (11.50%) CCSE
7 73 (9.43%) CCSA
8 68 (8.79%) CCIE
9 50 (6.46%) Check Point Certification
10 39 (5.04%) CISSP
11 31 (4.01%) Degree
12 25 (3.23%) CCDP
13 12 (1.55%) GIAC
13 12 (1.55%) ISEB
14 11 (1.42%) Microsoft Certification
15 10 (1.29%) BPSS Clearance
15 10 (1.29%) ISEB Practitioner
16 9 (1.16%) Computer Science Degree
16 9 (1.16%) MCSE
17 8 (1.03%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (2.07%) SLA
3 15 (1.94%) PCI DSS
4 9 (1.16%) QA
5 8 (1.03%) PMO
6 6 (0.78%) COBIT
7 4 (0.52%) JSP 440
8 3 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 3 (0.39%) NIST 800
8 3 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.26%) COSO
9 2 (0.26%) GDPR
9 2 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 54 (6.98%) Active Directory
2 39 (5.04%) ProxySG
3 36 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (2.07%) Docker
4 16 (2.07%) VMware NSX
5 15 (1.94%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (1.42%) vSphere
7 10 (1.29%) Virtual Machines
8 8 (1.03%) BitLocker
9 6 (0.78%) Firmware
10 4 (0.52%) Snort
10 4 (0.52%) Terminal Server
10 4 (0.52%) XenApp
10 4 (0.52%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.39%) Hyper-V
12 2 (0.26%) NFS
12 2 (0.26%) Squid
12 2 (0.26%) StorNext
12 2 (0.26%) VirtualBox
13 1 (0.13%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 70 (9.04%) FortiGate
2 22 (2.84%) Nagios
2 22 (2.84%) SCCM
3 18 (2.33%) Cisco Prime
4 16 (2.07%) Kubernetes
4 16 (2.07%) McAfee ePO
4 16 (2.07%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (2.07%) Puppet
4 16 (2.07%) Terraform
5 14 (1.81%) WSUS
6 12 (1.55%) Ansible
6 12 (1.55%) Salt
6 12 (1.55%) ZABBIX
7 11 (1.42%) QRadar
8 10 (1.29%) Cisco CUCM
9 8 (1.03%) Stealthwatch
10 7 (0.90%) SCOM
11 6 (0.78%) Cisco UCCX
11 6 (0.78%) Nessus
11 6 (0.78%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 560 (72.35%) Cisco
2 221 (28.55%) F5
3 201 (25.97%) Juniper
4 178 (23.00%) Palo Alto
5 129 (16.67%) Blue Coat
6 114 (14.73%) VMware
7 99 (12.79%) Microsoft
8 88 (11.37%) McAfee
9 71 (9.17%) Fortinet
10 66 (8.53%) Citrix
11 65 (8.40%) HP
12 63 (8.14%) SolarWinds
13 51 (6.59%) Aruba
14 44 (5.68%) Meraki
15 43 (5.56%) Oracle
16 40 (5.17%) IBM
17 33 (4.26%) NetApp
18 31 (4.01%) Red Hat
19 27 (3.49%) Forcepoint
20 24 (3.10%) Symantec