The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 3 months to 25 April 2017 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
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 47 55
Rank change year-on-year -5 +8  
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 6 12 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.04% 1.60% 2.10%
As % of the Vendors category 2.14% 3.23% 3.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 8
Median daily rate £300 £485 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -38.14% +38.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £418 £349
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £494 £406
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year +6.66% +4.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.00 £37.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +74.49% -6.87%  

CheckPoint is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 281 372 418
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 48.62% 49.67% 58.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 179 206
Median daily rate £400 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £300 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £386 £375
% change year-on-year +3.55% +3.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 20 24
Median hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £14.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -12.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £7.75 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £19.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.28 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -14.31% +8.57%  

CheckPoint
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire citing CheckPoint as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for CheckPoint in Hertfordshire

CheckPoint
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing CheckPoint in Hertfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for CheckPoint in Hertfordshire

CheckPoint
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CheckPoint in Hertfordshire over the 3 months to 25 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CheckPoint in Hertfordshire

CheckPoint
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing CheckPoint in Hertfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for CheckPoint in Hertfordshire

CheckPoint
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CheckPoint within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 25 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stevenage - 2 £270 -
Welwyn Garden City +2 1 £488 +1.03%
St Albans - 1 - -
CheckPoint
East of England

For the 6 months to 25 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing CheckPoint also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for CheckPoint.

1 21 (75.00%) F5
2 19 (67.86%) Firewall
2 19 (67.86%) Blue Coat
3 17 (60.71%) Cisco
4 14 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 12 (42.86%) DNS
6 10 (35.71%) Juniper
7 9 (32.14%) Cisco ASA
7 9 (32.14%) Security Cleared
8 8 (28.57%) SC Cleared
8 8 (28.57%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 8 (28.57%) BIG-IP
9 7 (25.00%) Network Security
9 7 (25.00%) MPLS
9 7 (25.00%) Remedy
9 7 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (21.43%) Banking
11 5 (17.86%) Wiki
12 4 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (10.71%) Migration
13 3 (10.71%) CCIE
13 3 (10.71%) Change Management
13 3 (10.71%) ProxySG
13 3 (10.71%) FortiGate
14 2 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
14 2 (7.14%) Change Control
14 2 (7.14%) 4G
14 2 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
14 2 (7.14%) Retail
14 2 (7.14%) Crossbeam

CheckPoint
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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:

Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 19 (67.86%) Firewall
2 14 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 12 (42.86%) DNS
4 9 (32.14%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (28.57%) BIG-IP
5 8 (28.57%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 7 (25.00%) MPLS
6 7 (25.00%) Network Security
7 2 (7.14%) 2G
7 2 (7.14%) 3G
7 2 (7.14%) 4G
7 2 (7.14%) ATM
7 2 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (3.57%) DHCP
8 1 (3.57%) Ethernet
8 1 (3.57%) FCoE
8 1 (3.57%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (3.57%) LAN
8 1 (3.57%) NetScaler
8 1 (3.57%) SSL
General
1 6 (21.43%) Banking
2 2 (7.14%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Retail
2 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.57%) Law
3 1 (3.57%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (35.71%) Network Engineer
2 9 (32.14%) Network Specialist
3 6 (21.43%) Firewall Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) NOC Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Check Point Specialist
5 3 (10.71%) Support Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Technical Specialist
6 2 (7.14%) Blue Coat Specialist
6 2 (7.14%) Cisco Network Specialist
6 2 (7.14%) Cisco Specialist
6 2 (7.14%) Consultant
6 2 (7.14%) Firewall Specialist
6 2 (7.14%) Firewall Support
6 2 (7.14%) Security Consultant
7 1 (3.57%) Engagement Manager
7 1 (3.57%) Implementation Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) IP Network Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Network Security Consultant
7 1 (3.57%) Senior Network Consultant
7 1 (3.57%) Senior Network Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (17.86%) Wiki
3 1 (3.57%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Storage
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (10.71%) Change Management
1 3 (10.71%) Migration
2 2 (7.14%) Change Control
2 2 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (3.57%) Application Rationalisation
3 1 (3.57%) Information Security
3 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (3.57%) ITIL
3 1 (3.57%) Presales
3 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2
3 1 (3.57%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
3 1 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (3.57%) Technical Architecture
Qualifications
1 9 (32.14%) Security Cleared
2 8 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 4 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (10.71%) CCIE
5 2 (7.14%) CCNP
6 1 (3.57%) APMG
System Software
1 3 (10.71%) ProxySG
2 1 (3.57%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.57%) NFS
2 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 21 (75.00%) F5
2 19 (67.86%) Blue Coat
3 17 (60.71%) Cisco
4 10 (35.71%) Juniper
5 7 (25.00%) Remedy
6 2 (7.14%) Crossbeam
6 2 (7.14%) Nokia
7 1 (3.57%) Brocade
7 1 (3.57%) Fortinet
7 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
7 1 (3.57%) Palo Alto
7 1 (3.57%) Sourcefire
7 1 (3.57%) VMware