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 3 months to 25 June 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
England / London
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 318 259 221
Rank change year-on-year -59 -38  
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 100 171 245
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.49% 0.80% 1.05%
As % of the Vendors category 1.18% 1.93% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 120 167
Median daily rate £410 £470 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.76% +17.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £350 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £28.25 £165.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -82.87%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -6.25% +23.07%  

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 London.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 8472 8849 10314
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 41.40% 41.39% 44.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 5730 6113 6803
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £605 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 110 256
Median hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.94% -10.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.93 £12.45 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.33 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

CheckPoint
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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 3 months to 25 June 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
City of London +2 23 £375 -21.05%
Enfield - 2 - -
Hammersmith - 2 £275 -
Hillingdon -1 1 £375 -3.22%
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
CheckPoint
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 London region with a requirement for CheckPoint.

1 187 (75.40%) Cisco
2 173 (69.76%) Firewall
3 112 (45.16%) Cisco Certification
4 80 (32.26%) CCNP
5 76 (30.65%) Juniper
6 74 (29.84%) Wireless
7 69 (27.82%) WAN
7 69 (27.82%) Cisco ASA
8 66 (26.61%) LAN
9 64 (25.81%) OSPF
10 62 (25.00%) Finance
10 62 (25.00%) Network Security
11 61 (24.60%) Palo Alto
12 58 (23.39%) F5
13 56 (22.58%) TCP/IP
14 54 (21.77%) BGP
15 52 (20.97%) VPN
16 49 (19.76%) DNS
17 46 (18.55%) Cisco Nexus
18 45 (18.15%) Windows
18 45 (18.15%) MPLS
18 45 (18.15%) Data Centre
19 44 (17.74%) Microsoft
20 43 (17.34%) DHCP
21 42 (16.94%) VMware
22 41 (16.53%) CCIE
23 38 (15.32%) Security Cleared
24 36 (14.52%) Active Directory
25 35 (14.11%) Citrix
25 35 (14.11%) Analytical Skills

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 9 (3.63%) SharePoint
2 8 (3.23%) IIS
3 7 (2.82%) MS Exchange
4 4 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (1.61%) Skype for Business
5 3 (1.21%) Apache
5 3 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (1.21%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 11 (4.44%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (4.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (4.03%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (1.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.21%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.40%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 32 (12.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (10.08%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (5.65%) IaaS
3 14 (5.65%) Office 365
4 12 (4.84%) SaaS
5 9 (3.63%) PaaS
6 7 (2.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 6 (2.42%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (1.21%) GitHub
9 3 (1.21%) Trello
10 2 (0.81%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.40%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.40%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 173 (69.76%) Firewall
2 74 (29.84%) Wireless
3 69 (27.82%) Cisco ASA
3 69 (27.82%) WAN
4 66 (26.61%) LAN
5 64 (25.81%) OSPF
6 62 (25.00%) Network Security
7 56 (22.58%) TCP/IP
8 54 (21.77%) BGP
9 52 (20.97%) VPN
10 49 (19.76%) DNS
11 46 (18.55%) Cisco Nexus
12 45 (18.15%) MPLS
13 43 (17.34%) DHCP
14 32 (12.90%) EIGRP
15 26 (10.48%) IPsec
16 22 (8.87%) Cisco IOS
17 21 (8.47%) VLAN
18 20 (8.06%) SSL
19 19 (7.66%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (6.85%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.02%) Big Data
3 4 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.21%) Data Lake
4 3 (1.21%) DocumentDB
5 1 (0.40%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (2.02%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.40%) JIRA
2 1 (0.40%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (0.40%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.40%) TeamCity
General
1 62 (25.00%) Finance
2 22 (8.87%) Banking
3 11 (4.44%) Retail
4 9 (3.63%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.02%) Back Office
6 4 (1.61%) Advertising
6 4 (1.61%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.21%) Marketing
8 2 (0.81%) Games
8 2 (0.81%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.40%) Law
9 1 (0.40%) Legal
9 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.40%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.40%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 88 (35.48%) Network Engineer
2 35 (14.11%) Architect
3 33 (13.31%) Cisco Engineer
3 33 (13.31%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 24 (9.68%) Consultant
5 23 (9.27%) Security Engineer
6 21 (8.47%) Network Security Engineer
7 20 (8.06%) Analyst
8 18 (7.26%) Network Architect
9 16 (6.45%) Network Consultant
10 15 (6.05%) Security Consultant
10 15 (6.05%) Senior Network Engineer
11 14 (5.65%) Network Analyst
12 12 (4.84%) Administrator
12 12 (4.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 12 (4.84%) Network Security Consultant
12 12 (4.84%) Technical Architect
13 11 (4.44%) Firewall Engineer
13 11 (4.44%) Network Administrator
13 11 (4.44%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (9.68%) 802.1X
2 5 (2.02%) OAuth
2 5 (2.02%) SAML
3 4 (1.61%) OpenID
3 4 (1.61%) SailPoint
4 3 (1.21%) Middleware
4 3 (1.21%) WAP
5 2 (0.81%) Web Services
6 1 (0.40%) Core Data
Miscellaneous
1 45 (18.15%) Data Centre
2 35 (14.11%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (5.65%) Management Information System
4 10 (4.03%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 9 (3.63%) Video Conferencing
6 7 (2.82%) Replication
7 6 (2.42%) NHS
7 6 (2.42%) Virtual Team
8 5 (2.02%) Computer Science
8 5 (2.02%) Fintech
8 5 (2.02%) Public Cloud
9 4 (1.61%) Blackberry
9 4 (1.61%) PMI
10 3 (1.21%) Clustering
11 2 (0.81%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (0.81%) Fat Client
11 2 (0.81%) FMCG
11 2 (0.81%) PKI
11 2 (0.81%) Thin Client
12 1 (0.40%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 45 (18.15%) Windows
2 29 (11.69%) Linux
3 23 (9.27%) Windows Server
4 11 (4.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (4.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (2.82%) Unix
6 6 (2.42%) Windows 7
6 6 (2.42%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (2.02%) Windows 10
8 3 (1.21%) Android
8 3 (1.21%) CentOS
8 3 (1.21%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.81%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.40%) SUSE
10 1 (0.40%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (10.48%) ITIL
2 21 (8.47%) Information Security
3 18 (7.26%) Network Design
4 15 (6.05%) Load Balancing
4 15 (6.05%) Migration
5 14 (5.65%) Mentoring
5 14 (5.65%) Project Management
6 12 (4.84%) PRINCE2
7 11 (4.44%) Change Control
7 11 (4.44%) Risk Management
8 10 (4.03%) Identity Management
8 10 (4.03%) Network Management
8 10 (4.03%) Service Management
8 10 (4.03%) SIEM
9 9 (3.63%) Change Management
9 9 (3.63%) DevOps
9 9 (3.63%) Penetration Testing
10 8 (3.23%) Asset Management
10 8 (3.23%) Programme Management
10 8 (3.23%) Resource Allocation
Programming Languages
1 20 (8.06%) PowerShell
2 12 (4.84%) SQL
3 5 (2.02%) Bash Shell
3 5 (2.02%) Perl
3 5 (2.02%) Python
4 2 (0.81%) VBScript
5 1 (0.40%) Lisp
5 1 (0.40%) PHP
Qualifications
1 112 (45.16%) Cisco Certification
2 80 (32.26%) CCNP
3 41 (16.53%) CCIE
4 38 (15.32%) Security Cleared
5 31 (12.50%) CCNA
6 19 (7.66%) CCSE
6 19 (7.66%) SC Cleared
7 14 (5.65%) CCSP
8 12 (4.84%) CISSP
9 11 (4.44%) Degree
9 11 (4.44%) DV Cleared
10 10 (4.03%) MCSE
10 10 (4.03%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (3.63%) CCDP
11 9 (3.63%) CCSA
12 8 (3.23%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 7 (2.82%) CISM
14 6 (2.42%) CCIE Wireless
15 5 (2.02%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 4 (1.61%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (4.03%) PCI DSS
3 8 (3.23%) SLA
4 4 (1.61%) GPG13
4 4 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 3 (1.21%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 3 (1.21%) QA
5 3 (1.21%) RMADS
6 2 (0.81%) COBIT
6 2 (0.81%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.81%) PMO
7 1 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.40%) JSP 440
System Software
1 36 (14.52%) Active Directory
2 20 (8.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (6.05%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.02%) ProxySG
5 4 (1.61%) BitLocker
5 4 (1.61%) Terminal Services
5 4 (1.61%) XenApp
6 3 (1.21%) vCloud
6 3 (1.21%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (1.21%) vSphere
7 2 (0.81%) Firmware
7 2 (0.81%) Xen
8 1 (0.40%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.40%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 23 (9.27%) FortiGate
2 22 (8.87%) Cisco Prime
3 13 (5.24%) Nagios
4 7 (2.82%) Cisco CUCM
4 7 (2.82%) SCOM
5 5 (2.02%) Ansible
5 5 (2.02%) EnCase
5 5 (2.02%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (2.02%) Puppet
6 4 (1.61%) Cacti
6 4 (1.61%) Failover Clustering
6 4 (1.61%) Nessus
6 4 (1.61%) SCCM
7 3 (1.21%) AirWatch
7 3 (1.21%) Cisco UCCE
7 3 (1.21%) EMC VPLEX
7 3 (1.21%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 3 (1.21%) NetBackup
7 3 (1.21%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.81%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 187 (75.40%) Cisco
2 76 (30.65%) Juniper
3 61 (24.60%) Palo Alto
4 58 (23.39%) F5
5 44 (17.74%) Microsoft
6 42 (16.94%) VMware
7 35 (14.11%) Citrix
8 33 (13.31%) Fortinet
9 24 (9.68%) SolarWinds
10 21 (8.47%) Blue Coat
11 16 (6.45%) HP
12 14 (5.65%) Red Hat
13 13 (5.24%) Meraki
14 11 (4.44%) EMC
14 11 (4.44%) Riverbed
15 10 (4.03%) Infoblox
16 9 (3.63%) Avaya
16 9 (3.63%) McAfee
16 9 (3.63%) NetApp
16 9 (3.63%) Splunk
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