Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 395 375 266
Rank change year-on-year -20 -109 -17
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 253 256 426
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.56% 0.58% 0.95%
As % of the Vendors category 1.40% 1.41% 2.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 156 298
London median daily rate £450 £454 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.83% +0.83% +12.50%
10th Percentile £308 £300 £329
90th Percentile £584 £540 £613
England median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
London median hourly rate - - £28.25
England median hourly rate £17.41 £57.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -69.46% +42.50% +36.39%

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 18,054 18,209 18,967
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 39.71% 41.08% 42.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,230 12,342 12,831
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £263
90th Percentile £663 £650 £625
England median daily rate £450 £438 £423
% change year-on-year +2.86% +3.55% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 297 253 256
London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% -5.30%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.30 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.42 £50.00 £45.88
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 -31 50 £450 -5.26% 14
West London -5 22 £468 +38.52% 4
North London -1 3 £631 +48.53% 1
South London -35 3 £541 +29.64% 1
CheckPoint
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 195 (77.08%) Firewall
2 169 (66.80%) Cisco
3 86 (33.99%) Cisco Certification
4 73 (28.85%) CCNP
5 70 (27.67%) Network Security
6 68 (26.88%) Cisco ASA
7 67 (26.48%) Palo Alto
8 66 (26.09%) Finance
9 64 (25.30%) ITIL
10 63 (24.90%) VPN
11 62 (24.51%) OSPF
12 59 (23.32%) F5
13 56 (22.13%) Windows
14 54 (21.34%) WAN
15 53 (20.95%) Microsoft
15 53 (20.95%) BGP
16 52 (20.55%) Wireless
16 52 (20.55%) Cisco Nexus
17 47 (18.58%) Data Centre
18 45 (17.79%) VMware
19 43 (17.00%) Juniper
19 43 (17.00%) LAN
20 42 (16.60%) Blue Coat
21 38 (15.02%) CCNA
22 35 (13.83%) Active Directory
22 35 (13.83%) TCP/IP
22 35 (13.83%) Microsoft Azure
23 32 (12.65%) MPLS
23 32 (12.65%) CCSE
23 32 (12.65%) Migration

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 (2.77%) Confluence
2 6 (2.37%) Skype for Business
3 5 (1.98%) OpenStack
4 4 (1.58%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.19%) CMS
5 3 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.19%) IIS
5 3 (1.19%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.79%) JBoss
6 2 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (0.79%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.79%) WebLogic
Applications
1 18 (7.11%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (5.93%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (1.98%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (1.19%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.79%) RMDS
2 1 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.40%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 35 (13.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (8.70%) Office 365
3 15 (5.93%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (2.77%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (2.37%) GitHub
6 4 (1.58%) PaaS
7 2 (0.79%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (0.79%) IaaS
8 1 (0.40%) Akamai
8 1 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.40%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.40%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.40%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 195 (77.08%) Firewall
2 70 (27.67%) Network Security
3 68 (26.88%) Cisco ASA
4 63 (24.90%) VPN
5 62 (24.51%) OSPF
6 54 (21.34%) WAN
7 53 (20.95%) BGP
8 52 (20.55%) Cisco Nexus
8 52 (20.55%) Wireless
9 43 (17.00%) LAN
10 35 (13.83%) TCP/IP
11 32 (12.65%) MPLS
12 30 (11.86%) DNS
13 27 (10.67%) DHCP
13 27 (10.67%) Internet
13 27 (10.67%) IPsec
14 25 (9.88%) SSL
15 23 (9.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 20 (7.91%) Cisco ISE
16 20 (7.91%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.98%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (1.19%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (0.79%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.79%) Oracle Exadata
3 2 (0.79%) Power BI
3 2 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.40%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.40%) Redis
4 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 11 (4.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 6 (2.37%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.19%) JIRA
4 1 (0.40%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.40%) TestPartner
General
1 66 (26.09%) Finance
2 24 (9.49%) Telecoms
3 21 (8.30%) Banking
3 21 (8.30%) Law
4 10 (3.95%) Retail
5 6 (2.37%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.98%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.98%) Legal
7 4 (1.58%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.79%) French Language
8 2 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.40%) Electronics
9 1 (0.40%) Front Office
9 1 (0.40%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 97 (38.34%) Network Engineer
2 40 (15.81%) Security Engineer
3 25 (9.88%) Network Security Engineer
4 24 (9.49%) Architect
5 22 (8.70%) Analyst
5 22 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 16 (6.32%) Cisco Engineer
6 16 (6.32%) Consultant
6 16 (6.32%) Network Architect
7 15 (5.93%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 13 (5.14%) Security Analyst
9 12 (4.74%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
9 12 (4.74%) Senior Network Engineer
10 10 (3.95%) Network Analyst
10 10 (3.95%) Network Consultant
11 9 (3.56%) Network Specialist
11 9 (3.56%) Support Engineer
12 7 (2.77%) Network Security Analyst
13 6 (2.37%) Azure Engineer
13 6 (2.37%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (5.93%) 802.1X
2 5 (1.98%) Middleware
3 4 (1.58%) XML
3 4 (1.58%) XMPP
4 3 (1.19%) Web Services
5 2 (0.79%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.40%) JSON
6 1 (0.40%) LDAP
6 1 (0.40%) REST
6 1 (0.40%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 47 (18.58%) Data Centre
2 15 (5.93%) Management Information System
3 9 (3.56%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (3.56%) Fat Client
3 9 (3.56%) Thin Client
4 8 (3.16%) Mainframe
5 6 (2.37%) NHS
6 5 (1.98%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (1.58%) Virtual Team
8 3 (1.19%) Replication
8 3 (1.19%) SCADA
8 3 (1.19%) Security Operations Centre
8 3 (1.19%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.79%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.79%) Cyber Defence
9 2 (0.79%) Eurex
9 2 (0.79%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (0.79%) PKI
9 2 (0.79%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.40%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 56 (22.13%) Windows
2 24 (9.49%) Linux
3 18 (7.11%) Windows Server
4 17 (6.72%) Windows 10
5 14 (5.53%) Unix
6 13 (5.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (3.95%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (2.77%) Windows 7
9 4 (1.58%) Check Point GAiA
10 3 (1.19%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.79%) Solaris
11 2 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.79%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.40%) HPUX
12 1 (0.40%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (25.30%) ITIL
2 32 (12.65%) Migration
3 27 (10.67%) Information Security
3 27 (10.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 22 (8.70%) Change Control
4 22 (8.70%) Change Management
5 19 (7.51%) Problem-Solving
6 18 (7.11%) Load Balancing
6 18 (7.11%) SIEM
7 17 (6.72%) High Availability
8 15 (5.93%) Network Design
9 13 (5.14%) Cybersecurity
10 12 (4.74%) Business Analysis
10 12 (4.74%) ITIL V3
10 12 (4.74%) Project Management
11 11 (4.35%) Network Monitoring
11 11 (4.35%) Service Delivery
11 11 (4.35%) TOGAF
12 10 (3.95%) Risk Management
13 9 (3.56%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 11 (4.35%) PowerShell
1 11 (4.35%) SQL
2 10 (3.95%) Python
3 6 (2.37%) C
4 2 (0.79%) Bash Shell
4 2 (0.79%) Tcl
5 1 (0.40%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 86 (33.99%) Cisco Certification
2 73 (28.85%) CCNP
3 38 (15.02%) CCNA
4 32 (12.65%) CCSE
5 27 (10.67%) CCIE
6 19 (7.51%) Security Cleared
7 17 (6.72%) SC Cleared
8 14 (5.53%) Degree
9 13 (5.14%) CISSP
10 9 (3.56%) Check Point Certification
11 8 (3.16%) CCSA
12 7 (2.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 6 (2.37%) Microsoft Certification
14 5 (1.98%) CCDP
14 5 (1.98%) CCSP
14 5 (1.98%) ITIL Certification
15 4 (1.58%) DV Cleared
16 3 (1.19%) MCTS
16 3 (1.19%) Microsoft Certified Architect
16 3 (1.19%) Microsoft Certified Master
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.72%) SLA
2 15 (5.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.98%) COBIT
4 4 (1.58%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.58%) QA
5 3 (1.19%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.40%) GDPR
6 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.40%) NIST 800
6 1 (0.40%) PMO
System Software
1 35 (13.83%) Active Directory
2 25 (9.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (5.93%) BitLocker
3 15 (5.93%) ProxySG
4 5 (1.98%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (1.98%) VMware NSX
5 4 (1.58%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.58%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (1.58%) XenDesktop
6 3 (1.19%) IAG
6 3 (1.19%) Terminal Services
6 3 (1.19%) vSphere
7 2 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.79%) Snort
7 2 (0.79%) Squid
7 2 (0.79%) StorNext
7 2 (0.79%) XenServer
8 1 (0.40%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.40%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (3.95%) SCCM
2 7 (2.77%) Cisco CUCM
3 6 (2.37%) Ansible
3 6 (2.37%) Cisco Prime
3 6 (2.37%) FortiGate
4 5 (1.98%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (1.58%) Cisco UCCX
5 4 (1.58%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (1.19%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (1.19%) Nagios
6 3 (1.19%) SolarWinds Orion
7 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.79%) MIMEsweeper
7 2 (0.79%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.79%) SCOM
7 2 (0.79%) vRealize
8 1 (0.40%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (0.40%) OpenView
8 1 (0.40%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 169 (66.80%) Cisco
2 67 (26.48%) Palo Alto
3 59 (23.32%) F5
4 53 (20.95%) Microsoft
5 45 (17.79%) VMware
6 43 (17.00%) Juniper
7 42 (16.60%) Blue Coat
8 28 (11.07%) Citrix
9 25 (9.88%) HP
10 22 (8.70%) Meraki
11 19 (7.51%) Forcepoint
11 19 (7.51%) SolarWinds
12 17 (6.72%) McAfee
12 17 (6.72%) Symantec
13 15 (5.93%) Fortinet
14 13 (5.14%) ForeScout
15 11 (4.35%) Barracuda Networks
16 9 (3.56%) Riverbed
16 9 (3.56%) Zscaler
17 8 (3.16%) 3PAR