Period
to 24 April 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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 340 295 306
Rank change year-on-year -45 +11 -50
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 321 322 325
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.70% 0.81% 0.74%
As % of the Vendors category 1.74% 1.91% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 222 210
London median daily rate £425 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +9.68%
10th Percentile £263 £313 £270
90th Percentile £685 £575 £575
England median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 5
London median hourly rate - £55.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +139.13% -
England median hourly rate £15.20 £55.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year -72.36% +41.03% -2.50%

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 18,410 16,896 18,212
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 39.93% 42.49% 41.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,467 11,331 12,119
London median daily rate £480 £458 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.92% +1.67% +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £280 £260
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 350 225 278
London median hourly rate £21.50 £21.50 £19.96
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +7.73% +10.88%
10th Percentile £11.98 £12.21 £11.18
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.83
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year - -6.67% +8.70%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 -65 69 £415 -7.78% 15
South London -43 15 £650 +44.44% 1
West London -33 11 £525 +20.00% 7
North London - 4 £353 -
CheckPoint
England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 211 (65.73%) Cisco
2 205 (63.86%) Firewall
3 93 (28.97%) WAN
4 89 (27.73%) LAN
5 86 (26.79%) Cisco Certification
6 83 (25.86%) VPN
7 77 (23.99%) Data Centre
8 76 (23.68%) Finance
9 73 (22.74%) Palo Alto
10 70 (21.81%) BGP
11 67 (20.87%) Windows
11 67 (20.87%) OSPF
11 67 (20.87%) Network Security
12 66 (20.56%) F5
12 66 (20.56%) Juniper
13 58 (18.07%) ITIL
14 57 (17.76%) DNS
15 55 (17.13%) Cisco Nexus
16 54 (16.82%) Cisco ASA
17 52 (16.20%) Microsoft
18 51 (15.89%) CCNP
18 51 (15.89%) Internet
19 50 (15.58%) VMware
20 47 (14.64%) DHCP
21 45 (14.02%) MPLS
21 45 (14.02%) SSL
22 43 (13.40%) Active Directory
22 43 (13.40%) Security Cleared
23 40 (12.46%) CCNA
24 39 (12.15%) VMware Infrastructure

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 12 (3.74%) MS Exchange
2 10 (3.12%) SharePoint
3 7 (2.18%) Confluence
4 5 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (1.56%) IIS
5 4 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (1.25%) Skype for Business
6 3 (0.93%) MS Project Server
7 2 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.31%) Apache
8 1 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.31%) CMS
8 1 (0.31%) JBoss
8 1 (0.31%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.31%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.31%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.31%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.31%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.31%) WebSphere
Applications
1 17 (5.30%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (4.36%) MS Visio
3 10 (3.12%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (2.49%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (1.87%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (1.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.56%) RMDS
2 3 (0.93%) CA PPM
2 3 (0.93%) Primavera
3 1 (0.31%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 31 (9.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (6.85%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (5.30%) Office 365
4 7 (2.18%) Google Cloud Platform
5 6 (1.87%) GitHub
6 5 (1.56%) IaaS
6 5 (1.56%) PaaS
6 5 (1.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 4 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (1.25%) Mimecast
7 4 (1.25%) SaaS
8 2 (0.62%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.31%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.31%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.31%) Serverless
9 1 (0.31%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 205 (63.86%) Firewall
2 93 (28.97%) WAN
3 89 (27.73%) LAN
4 83 (25.86%) VPN
5 70 (21.81%) BGP
6 67 (20.87%) Network Security
6 67 (20.87%) OSPF
7 57 (17.76%) DNS
8 55 (17.13%) Cisco Nexus
9 54 (16.82%) Cisco ASA
10 51 (15.89%) Internet
11 47 (14.64%) DHCP
12 45 (14.02%) MPLS
12 45 (14.02%) SSL
13 38 (11.84%) Wireless
14 28 (8.72%) TCP/IP
15 27 (8.41%) VPLS
16 26 (8.10%) IPsec
17 21 (6.54%) VLAN
18 20 (6.23%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.80%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.87%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (1.87%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (1.56%) OLTP
4 4 (1.25%) SQL Server 2014
4 4 (1.25%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (0.62%) Big Data
5 2 (0.62%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.31%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.31%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.31%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.31%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.31%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 6 (1.87%) Jenkins
2 5 (1.56%) Sonatype Nexus
3 4 (1.25%) JIRA
3 4 (1.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.31%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.31%) TeamCity
General
1 76 (23.68%) Finance
2 31 (9.66%) Banking
3 16 (4.98%) Telecoms
4 10 (3.12%) Retail
5 6 (1.87%) Legal
6 4 (1.25%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.25%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.62%) French Language
8 1 (0.31%) Advertising
8 1 (0.31%) Front Office
8 1 (0.31%) Law
8 1 (0.31%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 105 (32.71%) Network Engineer
2 65 (20.25%) Architect
3 41 (12.77%) Security Engineer
4 30 (9.35%) Security Architect
5 29 (9.03%) Network Security Engineer
6 23 (7.17%) Network Architect
7 21 (6.54%) Cisco Engineer
8 20 (6.23%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 18 (5.61%) Analyst
10 17 (5.30%) Firewall Engineer
11 13 (4.05%) Cisco Architect
11 13 (4.05%) Infrastructure Architect
11 13 (4.05%) Network Security Architect
11 13 (4.05%) Project Manager
12 12 (3.74%) Cisco Network Architect
12 12 (3.74%) Consultant
12 12 (3.74%) Senior Network Engineer
13 9 (2.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 8 (2.49%) Cisco Security Engineer
14 8 (2.49%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (4.36%) 802.1X
2 5 (1.56%) .NET
3 3 (0.93%) REST
4 2 (0.62%) Middleware
5 1 (0.31%) HTML
5 1 (0.31%) LDAP
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.31%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.31%) SailPoint
5 1 (0.31%) Web Services
5 1 (0.31%) XML
5 1 (0.31%) XMPP
5 1 (0.31%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 77 (23.99%) Data Centre
2 16 (4.98%) Management Information System
3 12 (3.74%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (3.74%) Computer Science
4 9 (2.80%) Private Cloud
4 9 (2.80%) Replication
4 9 (2.80%) Security Operations Centre
5 7 (2.18%) Algorithms
6 6 (1.87%) PKI
6 6 (1.87%) PMI
6 6 (1.87%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (1.56%) Data Protection Act
7 5 (1.56%) Eurex
7 5 (1.56%) Virtual Team
8 4 (1.25%) e-Health
8 4 (1.25%) Microsoft Licensing
8 4 (1.25%) Public Cloud
8 4 (1.25%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 3 (0.93%) EFT
9 3 (0.93%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 67 (20.87%) Windows
2 27 (8.41%) Windows Server
3 18 (5.61%) Linux
4 14 (4.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (3.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (3.12%) Windows 10
7 7 (2.18%) Unix
8 5 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (1.56%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.93%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.93%) VMS
10 2 (0.62%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.31%) CentOS
11 1 (0.31%) Check Point GAiA
11 1 (0.31%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.31%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (18.07%) ITIL
2 37 (11.53%) Change Control
3 32 (9.97%) Network Design
4 30 (9.35%) Network Architecture
5 22 (6.85%) Migration
6 21 (6.54%) Change Management
6 21 (6.54%) Project Management
7 19 (5.92%) Agile Software Development
8 18 (5.61%) Load Balancing
8 18 (5.61%) Problem-Solving
9 17 (5.30%) Cybersecurity
9 17 (5.30%) ITIL V3
10 16 (4.98%) Configuration Management
10 16 (4.98%) PRINCE2
11 15 (4.67%) Information Security
11 15 (4.67%) Kalman Filter
11 15 (4.67%) Security Architecture
12 14 (4.36%) Disaster Recovery
12 14 (4.36%) High Availability
12 14 (4.36%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 18 (5.61%) Python
1 18 (5.61%) SQL
2 12 (3.74%) PowerShell
3 2 (0.62%) C
4 1 (0.31%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 86 (26.79%) Cisco Certification
2 51 (15.89%) CCNP
3 43 (13.40%) Security Cleared
4 40 (12.46%) CCNA
5 38 (11.84%) CCIE
6 31 (9.66%) Microsoft Certification
7 27 (8.41%) MCSE
8 24 (7.48%) CCSE
9 22 (6.85%) Degree
10 20 (6.23%) MCP
11 19 (5.92%) CCSA
11 19 (5.92%) CISSP
12 18 (5.61%) SC Cleared
13 12 (3.74%) DV Cleared
14 10 (3.12%) CCSP
14 10 (3.12%) Check Point Certification
15 7 (2.18%) MCITP
15 7 (2.18%) PMI Certification
15 7 (2.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 6 (1.87%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.30%) SLA
2 14 (4.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (2.49%) PCI DSS
4 7 (2.18%) GDPR
5 5 (1.56%) GCP
6 3 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 3 (0.93%) NIST 800
6 3 (0.93%) PMBOK
6 3 (0.93%) PMO
7 2 (0.62%) COBIT
7 2 (0.62%) QA
8 1 (0.31%) FIPS 140-2
System Software
1 43 (13.40%) Active Directory
2 39 (12.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (5.30%) ProxySG
4 12 (3.74%) BitLocker
4 12 (3.74%) Hyper-V
4 12 (3.74%) Terminal Services
4 12 (3.74%) VMware NSX
5 10 (3.12%) vSphere
6 5 (1.56%) Docker
7 4 (1.25%) IAG
7 4 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.93%) XenApp
8 3 (0.93%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.62%) Snort
9 2 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.62%) Xen
10 1 (0.31%) Firmware
10 1 (0.31%) Samba
10 1 (0.31%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 19 (5.92%) Ansible
2 11 (3.43%) FortiGate
2 11 (3.43%) SCCM
3 8 (2.49%) Puppet
4 6 (1.87%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (1.56%) Backup Exec
5 5 (1.56%) Cisco Prime
5 5 (1.56%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (1.56%) Nagios
5 5 (1.56%) Terraform
6 4 (1.25%) NetBackup
6 4 (1.25%) QRadar
6 4 (1.25%) SolarWinds Orion
6 4 (1.25%) vRealize
7 3 (0.93%) EMC VPLEX
8 2 (0.62%) SCOM
8 2 (0.62%) vRealize Orchestrator
8 2 (0.62%) WhatsUp Gold
8 2 (0.62%) XenMobile
8 2 (0.62%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 211 (65.73%) Cisco
2 73 (22.74%) Palo Alto
3 66 (20.56%) F5
3 66 (20.56%) Juniper
4 52 (16.20%) Microsoft
5 50 (15.58%) VMware
6 37 (11.53%) Blue Coat
7 35 (10.90%) Citrix
8 34 (10.59%) Fortinet
9 33 (10.28%) HP
10 23 (7.17%) McAfee
11 20 (6.23%) Aruba
12 19 (5.92%) SolarWinds
13 13 (4.05%) Forcepoint
14 12 (3.74%) Symantec
15 9 (2.80%) Arista
15 9 (2.80%) NetApp
15 9 (2.80%) Zscaler
16 8 (2.49%) CyberArk
16 8 (2.49%) Lumension