Period
to 25 August 2019

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 August 2019 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 > Midlands
6 months to
25 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 145 180 185
Rank change year-on-year +35 +5 -15
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 78 74 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 1.21% 0.91% 0.69%
As % of the Vendors category 2.69% 2.04% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 57 37
Midlands median daily rate £395 £475 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.84% +13.10% +20.17%
10th Percentile £233 £313 £311
90th Percentile £532 £550 £488
England median daily rate £425 £425 £418
% change year-on-year - +1.80% +4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £30.00 £17.41 £57.00
% change year-on-year +72.31% -69.46% +54.05%

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 the Midlands.

All Vendors
Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 2,899 3,633 3,442
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 44.99% 44.90% 44.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,782 2,078 2,083
Midlands median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £206 £231 £225
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £460 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +2.22% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 215 157
Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.23% +5.98% +12.50%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.63 £10.07
90th Percentile £44.80 £29.65 £50.00
England median hourly rate £19.98 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +14.19% +2.94% -2.86%

CheckPoint
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing CheckPoint as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for CheckPoint in the Midlands

CheckPoint
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing CheckPoint in the Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for CheckPoint in the Midlands

CheckPoint
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CheckPoint in the Midlands over the 6 months to 25 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CheckPoint in the Midlands

CheckPoint
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing CheckPoint in the Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for CheckPoint in the Midlands

CheckPoint
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CheckPoint within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 25 August 2019. 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
West Midlands +22 55 £400 -21.57% 17
East Midlands +28 24 £394 +10.14% 10
CheckPoint
England

For the 6 months to 25 August 2019, 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 Midlands region with a requirement for CheckPoint.

1 52 (66.67%) Cisco
2 44 (56.41%) Firewall
3 38 (48.72%) F5
4 32 (41.03%) Cisco Certification
5 26 (33.33%) CCNP
6 24 (30.77%) WAN
7 22 (28.21%) CCNA
8 21 (26.92%) VPN
8 21 (26.92%) Data Centre
9 20 (25.64%) Fortinet
10 19 (24.36%) LAN
10 19 (24.36%) OSPF
11 17 (21.79%) Windows
11 17 (21.79%) Security Cleared
12 16 (20.51%) Network Security
12 16 (20.51%) SQL
12 16 (20.51%) BGP
13 15 (19.23%) Microsoft
13 15 (19.23%) Migration
13 15 (19.23%) SC Cleared
14 14 (17.95%) Wi-Fi
14 14 (17.95%) XML
15 13 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
15 13 (16.67%) AWS
15 13 (16.67%) SolarWinds
15 13 (16.67%) Palo Alto
15 13 (16.67%) Change Control
16 12 (15.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 12 (15.38%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
16 12 (15.38%) Aruba

CheckPoint
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 (8.97%) WebLogic
2 3 (3.85%) SAS
3 1 (1.28%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (8.97%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (2.56%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 13 (16.67%) AWS
2 7 (8.97%) Azure
3 4 (5.13%) Office 365
4 1 (1.28%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (1.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 44 (56.41%) Firewall
2 24 (30.77%) WAN
3 21 (26.92%) VPN
4 19 (24.36%) LAN
4 19 (24.36%) OSPF
5 16 (20.51%) BGP
5 16 (20.51%) Network Security
6 14 (17.95%) Wi-Fi
7 13 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
8 12 (15.38%) BIG-IP
8 12 (15.38%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 12 (15.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 12 (15.38%) VoIP
9 11 (14.10%) Cisco Firepower
10 9 (11.54%) Cisco Nexus
10 9 (11.54%) Wireless
11 8 (10.26%) IPsec
11 8 (10.26%) SNMP
12 7 (8.97%) MPLS
12 7 (8.97%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.97%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Selenium
General
1 8 (10.26%) Public Sector
2 6 (7.69%) Finance
2 6 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.85%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.85%) Marketing
4 2 (2.56%) Electronics
4 2 (2.56%) Local Government
5 1 (1.28%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 38 (48.72%) Network Engineer
2 11 (14.10%) Cisco Engineer
3 8 (10.26%) Architect
3 8 (10.26%) Network Architect
4 7 (8.97%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 7 (8.97%) Programme Manager
5 6 (7.69%) Cisco VoIP Engineer
5 6 (7.69%) Network Security Engineer
5 6 (7.69%) Security Engineer
5 6 (7.69%) VoIP Engineer
6 5 (6.41%) Implementation Engineer
6 5 (6.41%) Network Implementation Engineer
7 4 (5.13%) Design Engineer
7 4 (5.13%) Network Design Engineer
7 4 (5.13%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 3 (3.85%) Consultant
8 3 (3.85%) Junior
8 3 (3.85%) Network Consultant
8 3 (3.85%) Senior Network Engineer
8 3 (3.85%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (17.95%) XML
2 10 (12.82%) JSON
3 7 (8.97%) .NET
3 7 (8.97%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (26.92%) Data Centre
2 5 (6.41%) Hybrid Cloud
3 3 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (2.56%) Cyber Defence
4 2 (2.56%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (2.56%) NHS
4 2 (2.56%) RSA SecurID
5 1 (1.28%) IVR
5 1 (1.28%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.28%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 17 (21.79%) Windows
2 8 (10.26%) Unix
3 7 (8.97%) Windows Server
4 4 (5.13%) Windows 10
5 3 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.56%) Linux
7 1 (1.28%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (19.23%) Migration
2 13 (16.67%) Change Control
3 11 (14.10%) Mentoring
4 10 (12.82%) Test Strategy
5 9 (11.54%) Coaching
5 9 (11.54%) Planning and Forecasting
5 9 (11.54%) Programme Management
5 9 (11.54%) SDLC
6 8 (10.26%) ITIL
6 8 (10.26%) Load Balancing
7 7 (8.97%) Network Management
8 6 (7.69%) Network Design
8 6 (7.69%) Service Delivery
8 6 (7.69%) TOGAF
9 5 (6.41%) Collaborative Working
9 5 (6.41%) Dependency Management
10 4 (5.13%) Change Management
10 4 (5.13%) Problem-Solving
10 4 (5.13%) Product Management
10 4 (5.13%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (20.51%) SQL
2 11 (14.10%) Python
3 10 (12.82%) PowerShell
4 9 (11.54%) Java
5 7 (8.97%) Perl
5 7 (8.97%) Prolog
6 3 (3.85%) C
Qualifications
1 32 (41.03%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (33.33%) CCNP
3 22 (28.21%) CCNA
4 17 (21.79%) Security Cleared
5 15 (19.23%) SC Cleared
6 7 (8.97%) ISEB
6 7 (8.97%) ISEB Practitioner
7 6 (7.69%) TOGAF Certification
8 5 (6.41%) CCIE
9 4 (5.13%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (3.85%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 3 (3.85%) CCSP
10 3 (3.85%) CISSP
11 2 (2.56%) CCIP
11 2 (2.56%) CCSA
11 2 (2.56%) CCSE
11 2 (2.56%) HND
12 1 (1.28%) ISTQB
12 1 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 1 (1.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.82%) SLA
2 3 (3.85%) Data Quality
2 3 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (3.85%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.28%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.28%) QA
System Software
1 5 (6.41%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.85%) Hyper-V
3 3 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (3.85%) XenApp
3 3 (3.85%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.28%) VMware NSX
4 1 (1.28%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 10 (12.82%) Ansible
2 6 (7.69%) Cisco Prime
3 4 (5.13%) FortiGate
4 3 (3.85%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (3.85%) Cisco UCCE
4 3 (3.85%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (1.28%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.28%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.28%) SCCM
Vendors
1 52 (66.67%) Cisco
2 38 (48.72%) F5
3 20 (25.64%) Fortinet
4 15 (19.23%) Microsoft
5 13 (16.67%) Palo Alto
5 13 (16.67%) SolarWinds
6 12 (15.38%) Aruba
6 12 (15.38%) HP
7 10 (12.82%) VMware
8 9 (11.54%) Oracle
9 7 (8.97%) Blue Coat
9 7 (8.97%) BMC
9 7 (8.97%) Citrix
9 7 (8.97%) NetScout
9 7 (8.97%) Riverbed
9 7 (8.97%) webMethods
10 6 (7.69%) Juniper
11 5 (6.41%) Forcepoint
12 3 (3.85%) Fujitsu
13 2 (2.56%) McAfee