Period
to 25 June 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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 358 348 306
Rank change year-on-year -10 -42 -53
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 291 248 341
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.64% 0.62% 0.78%
As % of the Vendors category 1.63% 1.47% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 163 232
London median daily rate £425 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £275 £310 £280
90th Percentile £674 £575 £600
England median daily rate £425 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 5
London median hourly rate - £42.50 £42.50
England median hourly rate £15.20 £57.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -73.33% +42.50% +2.56%

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 17,871 16,846 18,100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 39.57% 42.04% 41.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,093 11,343 12,285
London median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £285 £263
90th Percentile £656 £643 £625
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 332 224 244
London median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.50% +6.67% -1.32%
10th Percentile £12.34 £12.25 £11.08
90th Percentile £59.75 £50.00 £43.20
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.45% -4.17% +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 25 June 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 25 June 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 -59 51 £430 -0.58% 17
West London -24 18 £431 +23.66% 7
South London -39 10 £813 +80.56%
North London +6 3 £360 -
CheckPoint
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 204 (70.10%) Firewall
2 197 (67.70%) Cisco
3 84 (28.87%) Cisco Certification
4 83 (28.52%) VPN
5 79 (27.15%) OSPF
6 77 (26.46%) BGP
6 77 (26.46%) WAN
6 77 (26.46%) Network Security
7 74 (25.43%) LAN
8 72 (24.74%) Data Centre
8 72 (24.74%) Palo Alto
9 71 (24.40%) Finance
10 68 (23.37%) ITIL
10 68 (23.37%) Cisco ASA
11 65 (22.34%) Juniper
12 64 (21.99%) Windows
13 59 (20.27%) F5
14 55 (18.90%) Cisco Nexus
15 54 (18.56%) DNS
16 53 (18.21%) CCNP
17 50 (17.18%) MPLS
18 48 (16.49%) Microsoft
19 43 (14.78%) Internet
19 43 (14.78%) DHCP
20 42 (14.43%) VMware
21 41 (14.09%) CCNA
22 40 (13.75%) Wireless
23 37 (12.71%) Active Directory
24 36 (12.37%) Citrix
24 36 (12.37%) SSL

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 7 (2.41%) Confluence
2 5 (1.72%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.72%) Skype for Business
3 4 (1.37%) IIS
4 2 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (0.69%) JBoss
4 2 (0.69%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.69%) OpenStack
4 2 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (0.69%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.69%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.34%) WebSphere
Applications
1 18 (6.19%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (3.78%) MS Visio
3 9 (3.09%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (2.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (1.37%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.72%) RMDS
2 1 (0.34%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 30 (10.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (7.22%) Office 365
3 15 (5.15%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (2.06%) GitHub
5 5 (1.72%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (1.72%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (1.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 3 (1.03%) PaaS
7 2 (0.69%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (0.69%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.34%) Akamai
8 1 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.34%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.34%) IaaS
8 1 (0.34%) Serverless
8 1 (0.34%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 204 (70.10%) Firewall
2 83 (28.52%) VPN
3 79 (27.15%) OSPF
4 77 (26.46%) BGP
4 77 (26.46%) Network Security
4 77 (26.46%) WAN
5 74 (25.43%) LAN
6 68 (23.37%) Cisco ASA
7 55 (18.90%) Cisco Nexus
8 54 (18.56%) DNS
9 50 (17.18%) MPLS
10 43 (14.78%) DHCP
10 43 (14.78%) Internet
11 40 (13.75%) Wireless
12 36 (12.37%) SSL
13 28 (9.62%) VPLS
14 26 (8.93%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 26 (8.93%) VLAN
15 23 (7.90%) TCP/IP
16 22 (7.56%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.41%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (1.03%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (1.03%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (0.69%) Big Data
3 2 (0.69%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.69%) Oracle Exadata
3 2 (0.69%) Power BI
3 2 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (0.69%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.34%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.34%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.34%) Data Lake
4 1 (0.34%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.34%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.34%) OLTP
4 1 (0.34%) Redis
Development Applications
1 6 (2.06%) Jenkins
1 6 (2.06%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 5 (1.72%) Sonatype Nexus
3 4 (1.37%) JIRA
4 1 (0.34%) Git (software)
General
1 71 (24.40%) Finance
2 24 (8.25%) Banking
3 12 (4.12%) Telecoms
4 11 (3.78%) Retail
5 7 (2.41%) Law
6 6 (2.06%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.72%) Legal
8 4 (1.37%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.69%) French Language
9 2 (0.69%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.34%) Advertising
10 1 (0.34%) Front Office
10 1 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 100 (34.36%) Network Engineer
2 52 (17.87%) Architect
3 38 (13.06%) Security Engineer
4 27 (9.28%) Security Architect
5 24 (8.25%) Analyst
5 24 (8.25%) Network Security Engineer
6 22 (7.56%) Network Architect
7 19 (6.53%) Cisco Engineer
8 18 (6.19%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 15 (5.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 14 (4.81%) Security Analyst
11 13 (4.47%) Infrastructure Architect
12 12 (4.12%) Firewall Engineer
12 12 (4.12%) Team Leader
13 11 (3.78%) Consultant
13 11 (3.78%) Network Security Architect
13 11 (3.78%) Network Team Leader
14 10 (3.44%) Network Analyst
15 9 (3.09%) Network Security Analyst
16 8 (2.75%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (5.15%) 802.1X
2 5 (1.72%) Middleware
3 3 (1.03%) REST
4 2 (0.69%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (0.69%) XML
4 2 (0.69%) XMPP
5 1 (0.34%) .NET
5 1 (0.34%) JSON
5 1 (0.34%) LDAP
5 1 (0.34%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.34%) SailPoint
5 1 (0.34%) SAML
5 1 (0.34%) Web Services
5 1 (0.34%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 72 (24.74%) Data Centre
2 14 (4.81%) Management Information System
3 12 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (3.09%) Private Cloud
5 8 (2.75%) Computer Science
6 7 (2.41%) Algorithms
7 6 (2.06%) Fat Client
7 6 (2.06%) PKI
7 6 (2.06%) Thin Client
8 5 (1.72%) Eurex
8 5 (1.72%) Replication
9 4 (1.37%) Data Protection Act
9 4 (1.37%) e-Health
9 4 (1.37%) NHS
9 4 (1.37%) SCADA
9 4 (1.37%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (1.37%) Virtual Team
9 4 (1.37%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 3 (1.03%) CMDB
10 3 (1.03%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 64 (21.99%) Windows
2 27 (9.28%) Linux
3 16 (5.50%) Windows 10
3 16 (5.50%) Windows Server
4 15 (5.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (4.12%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (3.44%) Windows 7
7 7 (2.41%) Unix
8 5 (1.72%) Check Point GAiA
9 4 (1.37%) Apple iOS
10 3 (1.03%) VMS
11 2 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.69%) Solaris
11 2 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.69%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.34%) CentOS
12 1 (0.34%) HPUX
12 1 (0.34%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (23.37%) ITIL
2 29 (9.97%) Migration
3 28 (9.62%) Network Architecture
4 27 (9.28%) Change Control
5 23 (7.90%) Change Management
5 23 (7.90%) Network Design
5 23 (7.90%) Problem-Solving
6 21 (7.22%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (7.22%) SIEM
7 18 (6.19%) Information Security
7 18 (6.19%) ITIL V3
8 14 (4.81%) High Availability
9 13 (4.47%) Load Balancing
9 13 (4.47%) Service Delivery
10 12 (4.12%) Kalman Filter
11 11 (3.78%) TOGAF
11 11 (3.78%) Translating Business Requirements
12 10 (3.44%) Cybersecurity
12 10 (3.44%) Security Architecture
12 10 (3.44%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (5.50%) Python
2 13 (4.47%) SQL
3 12 (4.12%) PowerShell
4 6 (2.06%) C
5 1 (0.34%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.34%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 84 (28.87%) Cisco Certification
2 53 (18.21%) CCNP
3 41 (14.09%) CCNA
4 34 (11.68%) CCIE
5 27 (9.28%) CCSE
6 23 (7.90%) Microsoft Certification
7 21 (7.22%) CISSP
7 21 (7.22%) Security Cleared
8 20 (6.87%) MCSE
9 17 (5.84%) Degree
10 16 (5.50%) CCSA
11 14 (4.81%) CCSP
11 14 (4.81%) MCP
11 14 (4.81%) SC Cleared
12 13 (4.47%) Check Point Certification
13 7 (2.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 6 (2.06%) Master's Degree
15 5 (1.72%) CCDP
16 4 (1.37%) MCITP
17 3 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.50%) SLA
2 11 (3.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (3.09%) PCI DSS
4 6 (2.06%) COBIT
5 5 (1.72%) GCP
6 3 (1.03%) GDPR
6 3 (1.03%) PMO
6 3 (1.03%) QA
7 1 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.34%) FIPS 140-2
7 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.34%) NIST 800
System Software
1 37 (12.71%) Active Directory
2 27 (9.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (5.15%) BitLocker
4 12 (4.12%) ProxySG
5 8 (2.75%) Terminal Services
5 8 (2.75%) VMware NSX
6 7 (2.41%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (2.41%) vSphere
7 6 (2.06%) XenDesktop
8 4 (1.37%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (1.03%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.69%) IAG
10 2 (0.69%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.69%) XenApp
10 2 (0.69%) XenServer
11 1 (0.34%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.34%) Docker
11 1 (0.34%) Firmware
11 1 (0.34%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 13 (4.47%) SCCM
2 12 (4.12%) Ansible
2 12 (4.12%) FortiGate
3 5 (1.72%) vRealize
4 4 (1.37%) QRadar
5 3 (1.03%) Cisco Prime
5 3 (1.03%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.69%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (0.69%) MIMEsweeper
6 2 (0.69%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.69%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.69%) SolarWinds Orion
6 2 (0.69%) vRealize Orchestrator
6 2 (0.69%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.34%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.34%) Graphite
7 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.34%) Terraform
7 1 (0.34%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 197 (67.70%) Cisco
2 72 (24.74%) Palo Alto
3 65 (22.34%) Juniper
4 59 (20.27%) F5
5 48 (16.49%) Microsoft
6 42 (14.43%) VMware
7 36 (12.37%) Citrix
8 35 (12.03%) Blue Coat
9 31 (10.65%) Fortinet
9 31 (10.65%) HP
10 19 (6.53%) McAfee
11 18 (6.19%) Forcepoint
12 15 (5.15%) SolarWinds
13 14 (4.81%) Meraki
13 14 (4.81%) Zscaler
14 12 (4.12%) Infoblox
15 11 (3.78%) Symantec
16 10 (3.44%) Aruba
16 10 (3.44%) ForeScout
16 10 (3.44%) Qualys