Period
to 10 December 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 10 December 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
England > London
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 349 370 243
Rank change year-on-year +21 -127 +23
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 309 304 474
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.66% 0.64% 1.07%
As % of the Vendors category 1.64% 1.60% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 174 318
London median daily rate £443 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.12% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £315 £280 £339
90th Percentile £575 £550 £600
England median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
London median hourly rate - - £55.00
England median hourly rate £19.39 £33.00 £41.75
% change year-on-year -41.26% -20.96% +21.01%

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 London.

All Vendors
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 18,800 19,059 19,114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 40.04% 40.43% 43.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,770 12,983 12,682
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +3.45%
10th Percentile £278 £263 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 309 299 292
London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -5.26%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.14 £47.83 £50.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year - +2.94% -2.86%

CheckPoint
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing CheckPoint as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for CheckPoint in London

CheckPoint
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CheckPoint in London

CheckPoint
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CheckPoint in London over the 6 months to 10 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CheckPoint in London

CheckPoint
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CheckPoint in London

CheckPoint
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CheckPoint within the London region over the 6 months to 10 December 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
Central London -27 72 £450 -2.70% 18
West London +6 20 £473 +36.46% 8
South London -24 7 £444 -24.47% 1
North London -6 4 £625 +75.44%
East London -21 3 £400 - 1
CheckPoint
England

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 London region with a requirement for CheckPoint.

1 223 (72.17%) Cisco
1 223 (72.17%) Firewall
2 93 (30.10%) Cisco Certification
3 89 (28.80%) Cisco ASA
4 82 (26.54%) CCNP
5 79 (25.57%) Network Security
5 79 (25.57%) Palo Alto
6 78 (25.24%) WAN
7 76 (24.60%) OSPF
7 76 (24.60%) Finance
8 68 (22.01%) BGP
9 65 (21.04%) Juniper
10 60 (19.42%) LAN
10 60 (19.42%) F5
11 59 (19.09%) Cisco Nexus
11 59 (19.09%) Wireless
12 55 (17.80%) VPN
13 53 (17.15%) Windows
13 53 (17.15%) Data Centre
14 48 (15.53%) ITIL
15 46 (14.89%) Microsoft
15 46 (14.89%) MPLS
15 46 (14.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 45 (14.56%) CCNA
17 43 (13.92%) Microsoft Azure
18 40 (12.94%) TCP/IP
19 39 (12.62%) Migration
20 37 (11.97%) VMware
20 37 (11.97%) EIGRP
21 36 (11.65%) Blue Coat

CheckPoint
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 10 (3.24%) Skype for Business
2 6 (1.94%) CMS
3 4 (1.29%) OpenStack
4 3 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (0.97%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.97%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (3.56%) MS Visio
2 10 (3.24%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.29%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.97%) Microsoft Excel
6 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 43 (13.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (4.85%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (4.85%) Office 365
3 13 (4.21%) PaaS
4 11 (3.56%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (2.59%) SaaS
6 7 (2.27%) Serverless
7 6 (1.94%) Azure Functions
7 6 (1.94%) IaaS
8 1 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.32%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.32%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.32%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 223 (72.17%) Firewall
2 89 (28.80%) Cisco ASA
3 79 (25.57%) Network Security
4 78 (25.24%) WAN
5 76 (24.60%) OSPF
6 68 (22.01%) BGP
7 60 (19.42%) LAN
8 59 (19.09%) Cisco Nexus
8 59 (19.09%) Wireless
9 55 (17.80%) VPN
10 46 (14.89%) MPLS
11 40 (12.94%) TCP/IP
12 37 (11.97%) EIGRP
13 25 (8.09%) Internet
14 23 (7.44%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 23 (7.44%) VLAN
15 22 (7.12%) DNS
16 20 (6.47%) DHCP
17 19 (6.15%) NX-OS
18 18 (5.83%) Cisco Firepower
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.59%) Azure SQL Database
2 6 (1.94%) SQL Server
3 3 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (0.97%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.32%) Power BI
4 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (2.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 6 (1.94%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.65%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.32%) Hudson
4 1 (0.32%) TestPartner
4 1 (0.32%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 76 (24.60%) Finance
2 27 (8.74%) Telecoms
3 23 (7.44%) Banking
4 18 (5.83%) Law
5 10 (3.24%) Retail
6 5 (1.62%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.62%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.29%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.29%) Legal
8 3 (0.97%) Advertising
9 2 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.32%) Electronics
10 1 (0.32%) Front Office
10 1 (0.32%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 137 (44.34%) Network Engineer
2 64 (20.71%) Security Engineer
3 39 (12.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 36 (11.65%) Network Security Engineer
5 27 (8.74%) Architect
6 25 (8.09%) Cisco Engineer
7 22 (7.12%) Analyst
7 22 (7.12%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 17 (5.50%) Network Architect
8 17 (5.50%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
8 17 (5.50%) Senior Network Engineer
9 14 (4.53%) Firewall Engineer
10 13 (4.21%) Consultant
10 13 (4.21%) Support Engineer
11 12 (3.88%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
12 11 (3.56%) Network Specialist
12 11 (3.56%) Security Specialist
13 10 (3.24%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 10 (3.24%) Network Support
14 9 (2.91%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.21%) 802.1X
2 9 (2.91%) SAML
3 7 (2.27%) XMPP
4 5 (1.62%) XML
5 4 (1.29%) .NET
6 3 (0.97%) Middleware
6 3 (0.97%) WCF
7 2 (0.65%) JSON
7 2 (0.65%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (0.65%) Web Services
8 1 (0.32%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 53 (17.15%) Data Centre
2 11 (3.56%) Management Information System
3 8 (2.59%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (2.59%) Mainframe
3 8 (2.59%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (1.94%) PKI
4 6 (1.94%) Video Conferencing
5 5 (1.62%) Security Operations Centre
5 5 (1.62%) Virtual Team
6 4 (1.29%) RSA SecurID
7 3 (0.97%) Fat Client
7 3 (0.97%) Hedge funds
7 3 (0.97%) PMI
7 3 (0.97%) SCADA
7 3 (0.97%) Thin Client
8 2 (0.65%) Clustering
8 2 (0.65%) Cyber Defence
8 2 (0.65%) Cyberthreat
8 2 (0.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (0.65%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 53 (17.15%) Windows
2 26 (8.41%) Windows Server
3 15 (4.85%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (4.53%) Linux
4 14 (4.53%) Unix
5 7 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (1.94%) Windows 10
7 5 (1.62%) Check Point GAiA
7 5 (1.62%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.32%) HPUX
9 1 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (15.53%) ITIL
2 46 (14.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 39 (12.62%) Migration
4 28 (9.06%) Information Security
5 24 (7.77%) Change Management
6 23 (7.44%) Load Balancing
7 18 (5.83%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (5.83%) Cybersecurity
7 18 (5.83%) SIEM
8 16 (5.18%) High Availability
9 15 (4.85%) Project Management
10 14 (4.53%) Network Design
11 13 (4.21%) Problem-Solving
12 12 (3.88%) Change Control
13 11 (3.56%) Configuration Management
14 10 (3.24%) Continuous Improvement
14 10 (3.24%) Disaster Recovery
15 9 (2.91%) Network Architecture
15 9 (2.91%) Service Delivery
16 8 (2.59%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (4.21%) SQL
2 12 (3.88%) Python
3 7 (2.27%) Perl
3 7 (2.27%) PowerShell
4 3 (0.97%) Bash Shell
4 3 (0.97%) C#
4 3 (0.97%) Tcl
5 2 (0.65%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.32%) C
6 1 (0.32%) VB
Qualifications
1 93 (30.10%) Cisco Certification
2 82 (26.54%) CCNP
3 45 (14.56%) CCNA
4 34 (11.00%) Security Cleared
5 33 (10.68%) CCSE
6 28 (9.06%) SC Cleared
7 26 (8.41%) CCIE
8 19 (6.15%) CCSA
9 16 (5.18%) CISSP
10 15 (4.85%) Degree
11 11 (3.56%) Check Point Certification
12 9 (2.91%) Microsoft Certification
13 8 (2.59%) DV Cleared
14 7 (2.27%) MCSE
15 6 (1.94%) CCSM
15 6 (1.94%) GIAC
15 6 (1.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 5 (1.62%) ITIL Certification
16 5 (1.62%) JNCIS
17 4 (1.29%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.24%) SLA
2 9 (2.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.29%) QA
4 2 (0.65%) COBIT
4 2 (0.65%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (0.65%) NIST 800
4 2 (0.65%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.65%) PMO
5 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 33 (10.68%) Active Directory
2 18 (5.83%) ProxySG
3 16 (5.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.94%) Docker
5 5 (1.62%) Firmware
5 5 (1.62%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (1.62%) XenApp
6 4 (1.29%) VMware NSX
7 3 (0.97%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.97%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.97%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.65%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.65%) Snort
8 2 (0.65%) Squid
8 2 (0.65%) StorNext
8 2 (0.65%) vSphere
9 1 (0.32%) IAG
9 1 (0.32%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.32%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 13 (4.21%) FortiGate
2 10 (3.24%) Cisco CUCM
2 10 (3.24%) QRadar
3 7 (2.27%) McAfee ePO
3 7 (2.27%) SCCM
4 6 (1.94%) Cisco UCCX
4 6 (1.94%) Kubernetes
4 6 (1.94%) Nagios
4 6 (1.94%) Nessus
4 6 (1.94%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (1.94%) Puppet
4 6 (1.94%) Terraform
5 4 (1.29%) Cisco Prime
5 4 (1.29%) TrustSec
5 4 (1.29%) WSUS
6 3 (0.97%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (0.97%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.65%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 2 (0.65%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 223 (72.17%) Cisco
2 79 (25.57%) Palo Alto
3 65 (21.04%) Juniper
4 60 (19.42%) F5
5 46 (14.89%) Microsoft
6 37 (11.97%) VMware
7 36 (11.65%) Blue Coat
8 25 (8.09%) Meraki
9 24 (7.77%) Citrix
10 20 (6.47%) Fortinet
10 20 (6.47%) SolarWinds
11 19 (6.15%) McAfee
12 16 (5.18%) Forcepoint
12 16 (5.18%) HP
13 13 (4.21%) Symantec
14 12 (3.88%) Aruba
14 12 (3.88%) ForeScout
14 12 (3.88%) Riverbed
15 11 (3.56%) Oracle
16 8 (2.59%) Extreme Networks