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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
CheckPoint
England / London
Rank 255 263 245
Rank change year-on-year +8 -18  
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 148 168 168
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.76% 0.76% 0.80%
As % of the Vendors category 1.80% 1.85% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 108 112
Median daily rate £450 £440 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £289 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £519
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £381
% change year-on-year - -1.63%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 £65.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.61% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £37.25 £47.50
% change year-on-year -6.04% -21.57%  

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 8223 9067 9381
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 42.24% 41.12% 44.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 5511 6040 6050
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 134 202
Median hourly rate £22.34 £21.34 £19.02
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.66% +12.22%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.00 £13.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing CheckPoint in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for CheckPoint in London

CheckPoint
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing CheckPoint in London over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 24 March 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 +8 23 £433 +2.97% 9
Croydon - 11 £450 - 1
Brentford - 2 £550 -
Harrow +9 1 £438 +6.70%
CheckPoint
England

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 March 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.

1 282 (79.66%) Cisco
2 262 (74.01%) Firewall
3 131 (37.01%) Cisco Certification
4 129 (36.44%) Network Security
5 119 (33.62%) Juniper
6 110 (31.07%) WAN
7 106 (29.94%) Palo Alto
8 104 (29.38%) Wireless
9 103 (29.10%) Finance
10 101 (28.53%) Cisco ASA
11 98 (27.68%) LAN
12 95 (26.84%) CCNP
13 93 (26.27%) VPN
14 88 (24.86%) F5
15 83 (23.45%) OSPF
16 78 (22.03%) TCP/IP
17 67 (18.93%) BGP
18 66 (18.64%) Microsoft
18 66 (18.64%) Data Centre
19 61 (17.23%) Cisco Nexus
20 60 (16.95%) DNS
20 60 (16.95%) Blue Coat
21 59 (16.67%) Security Cleared
22 55 (15.54%) MPLS
23 54 (15.25%) DHCP
24 51 (14.41%) VMware
24 51 (14.41%) Windows
24 51 (14.41%) CCIE
25 48 (13.56%) Citrix
26 47 (13.28%) Linux

CheckPoint
Top Related 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 12 (3.39%) MS Exchange
2 8 (2.26%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (1.69%) Skype for Business
4 6 (1.69%) Tomcat
5 5 (1.41%) Apache
5 5 (1.41%) IIS
6 2 (0.56%) JBoss
6 2 (0.56%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 29 (8.19%) MS Excel
2 14 (3.95%) Spreadsheet
3 10 (2.82%) MS Project
4 5 (1.41%) MS Office
5 3 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.56%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 36 (10.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (8.19%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (4.24%) IaaS
4 14 (3.95%) Office 365
5 10 (2.82%) SaaS
5 10 (2.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 7 (1.98%) PaaS
7 4 (1.13%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (1.13%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.56%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.28%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.28%) AWS CloudTrail
9 1 (0.28%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 262 (74.01%) Firewall
2 129 (36.44%) Network Security
3 110 (31.07%) WAN
4 104 (29.38%) Wireless
5 101 (28.53%) Cisco ASA
6 98 (27.68%) LAN
7 93 (26.27%) VPN
8 83 (23.45%) OSPF
9 78 (22.03%) TCP/IP
10 67 (18.93%) BGP
11 61 (17.23%) Cisco Nexus
12 60 (16.95%) DNS
13 55 (15.54%) MPLS
14 54 (15.25%) DHCP
15 44 (12.43%) IPsec
16 36 (10.17%) WLAN
17 28 (7.91%) EIGRP
17 28 (7.91%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 28 (7.91%) HSRP
17 28 (7.91%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (5.65%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.41%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.13%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (0.85%) Big Data
4 3 (0.85%) Data Lake
4 3 (0.85%) DocumentDB
5 2 (0.56%) MySQL
5 2 (0.56%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (0.28%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (0.28%) JIRA
1 1 (0.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 103 (29.10%) Finance
2 33 (9.32%) Banking
3 12 (3.39%) Retail
4 10 (2.82%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.98%) Investment Banking
6 6 (1.69%) Advertising
7 4 (1.13%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.56%) Dutch Language
8 2 (0.56%) Games
8 2 (0.56%) Legal
9 1 (0.28%) Back Office
9 1 (0.28%) French Language
9 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.28%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.28%) Publishing
9 1 (0.28%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.28%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 137 (38.70%) Network Engineer
2 54 (15.25%) Security Engineer
3 50 (14.12%) Cisco Engineer
4 47 (13.28%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 46 (12.99%) Architect
6 45 (12.71%) Network Security Engineer
7 36 (10.17%) Senior Network Engineer
8 28 (7.91%) Analyst
9 25 (7.06%) Network Architect
10 23 (6.50%) Consultant
10 23 (6.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 22 (6.21%) Firewall Engineer
12 20 (5.65%) Network Analyst
13 19 (5.37%) Administrator
14 17 (4.80%) Network Consultant
14 17 (4.80%) Network Support
14 17 (4.80%) Security Specialist
15 16 (4.52%) Security Consultant
16 15 (4.24%) Network Administrator
16 15 (4.24%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (7.91%) 802.1X
2 6 (1.69%) Middleware
2 6 (1.69%) SAML
3 4 (1.13%) XMPP
4 3 (0.85%) OAuth
4 3 (0.85%) OpenID
4 3 (0.85%) SailPoint
4 3 (0.85%) WAP
4 3 (0.85%) Web Services
5 2 (0.56%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.28%) .NET
6 1 (0.28%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.28%) Core Data
6 1 (0.28%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 66 (18.64%) Data Centre
2 42 (11.86%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (7.06%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 12 (3.39%) Management Information System
5 10 (2.82%) Video Conferencing
6 6 (1.69%) Clustering
6 6 (1.69%) Public Cloud
6 6 (1.69%) Replication
6 6 (1.69%) Virtual Team
7 5 (1.41%) Fat Client
7 5 (1.41%) PMI
7 5 (1.41%) RSA SecurID
7 5 (1.41%) Thin Client
8 4 (1.13%) CMDB
8 4 (1.13%) NHS
9 3 (0.85%) Blackberry
9 3 (0.85%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (0.56%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (0.56%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 51 (14.41%) Windows
2 47 (13.28%) Linux
3 25 (7.06%) Windows Server
4 17 (4.80%) Unix
5 13 (3.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (3.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (1.98%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (1.41%) Windows 10
8 5 (1.41%) Windows 7
9 4 (1.13%) Solaris
10 2 (0.56%) Android
10 2 (0.56%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.28%) CentOS
11 1 (0.28%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (10.73%) ITIL
2 36 (10.17%) Load Balancing
3 31 (8.76%) Project Management
4 28 (7.91%) Information Security
5 27 (7.63%) Network Management
6 25 (7.06%) Migration
6 25 (7.06%) Network Design
7 23 (6.50%) PRINCE2
8 22 (6.21%) Change Management
9 19 (5.37%) Network Architecture
10 16 (4.52%) Penetration Testing
11 15 (4.24%) High Availability
11 15 (4.24%) Service Management
12 14 (3.95%) Programme Management
13 13 (3.67%) Asset Management
14 12 (3.39%) Agile Software Development
14 12 (3.39%) DDoS Mitigation
14 12 (3.39%) Identity Management
14 12 (3.39%) Multi-Factor Authentication
14 12 (3.39%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 20 (5.65%) PowerShell
2 19 (5.37%) SQL
3 11 (3.11%) Python
4 8 (2.26%) Java
5 5 (1.41%) Perl
6 4 (1.13%) VB
7 3 (0.85%) C#
8 2 (0.56%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.56%) C
8 2 (0.56%) Lisp
8 2 (0.56%) PHP
8 2 (0.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 131 (37.01%) Cisco Certification
2 95 (26.84%) CCNP
3 59 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 51 (14.41%) CCIE
5 42 (11.86%) CCNA
6 35 (9.89%) SC Cleared
7 28 (7.91%) CCSA
8 25 (7.06%) CCSE
9 17 (4.80%) DV Cleared
10 14 (3.95%) CISSP
10 14 (3.95%) JNCIS
10 14 (3.95%) Microsoft Certification
11 12 (3.39%) CCSP
12 11 (3.11%) JNCIP
13 10 (2.82%) Degree
14 9 (2.54%) MCSE
15 7 (1.98%) PMI Certification
16 6 (1.69%) CCMSE
16 6 (1.69%) CISM
17 5 (1.41%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (3.67%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.69%) SLA
4 4 (1.13%) Government Security Classifications
5 3 (0.85%) GPG13
5 3 (0.85%) QA
6 1 (0.28%) BS7799
6 1 (0.28%) COBIT
6 1 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.28%) HMG Infosec
6 1 (0.28%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.28%) PMO
System Software
1 44 (12.43%) Active Directory
2 33 (9.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (5.37%) Hyper-V
4 9 (2.54%) ProxySG
5 7 (1.98%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (1.41%) XenServer
7 4 (1.13%) Firmware
7 4 (1.13%) Terminal Services
8 3 (0.85%) BitLocker
8 3 (0.85%) vCloud
8 3 (0.85%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.56%) BIND 9
9 2 (0.56%) XenApp
10 1 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.28%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 36 (10.17%) FortiGate
2 20 (5.65%) Cisco Prime
2 20 (5.65%) Nagios
3 10 (2.82%) Cisco CUCM
4 7 (1.98%) SCCM
4 7 (1.98%) SCOM
5 6 (1.69%) Cisco UCCX
5 6 (1.69%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (1.41%) Cisco UCCE
6 5 (1.41%) EnCase
7 4 (1.13%) AirWatch
7 4 (1.13%) Cacti
7 4 (1.13%) Nessus
7 4 (1.13%) WhatsUp Gold
8 3 (0.85%) CA Spectrum
8 3 (0.85%) EMC VPLEX
8 3 (0.85%) Failover Clustering
8 3 (0.85%) Oracle Identity Management
8 3 (0.85%) Pingdom
8 3 (0.85%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 282 (79.66%) Cisco
2 119 (33.62%) Juniper
3 106 (29.94%) Palo Alto
4 88 (24.86%) F5
5 66 (18.64%) Microsoft
6 60 (16.95%) Blue Coat
7 51 (14.41%) VMware
8 48 (13.56%) Citrix
9 44 (12.43%) Fortinet
10 36 (10.17%) SolarWinds
11 28 (7.91%) Aruba
12 20 (5.65%) Infoblox
13 19 (5.37%) HP
14 18 (5.08%) Meraki
14 18 (5.08%) Riverbed
15 15 (4.24%) Oracle
15 15 (4.24%) Red Hat
16 14 (3.95%) Tufin
17 12 (3.39%) Brocade
17 12 (3.39%) FireEye
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