Period
to 25 January 2020

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 January 2020 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 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 138 165 152
Rank change year-on-year +27 -13 +7
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 57 86 93
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 1.14% 1.14% 1.18%
As % of the Vendors category 2.42% 2.53% 2.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 57 72
Midlands median daily rate £410 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.89% - +9.56%
10th Percentile £270 £300 £331
90th Percentile £493 £560 £530
England median daily rate £400 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -5.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Midlands median hourly rate £15.75 - -
England median hourly rate £26.50 £27.50 £10.97
% change year-on-year -3.64% +150.68% -68.66%

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 2,357 3,401 3,433
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 47.12% 44.96% 43.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,383 1,940 2,077
Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £213 £213 £213
90th Percentile £587 £560 £560
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 186 171
Midlands median hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £14.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.00% +3.27% +0.17%
10th Percentile £11.88 £9.41 £9.75
90th Percentile £43.30 £29.38 £43.75
England median hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +8.00% - +2.34%

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 January 2020.

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 January 2020. 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 +13 39 £425 -5.56% 9
East Midlands +30 18 £353 -32.12% 6
CheckPoint
England

For the 6 months to 25 January 2020, 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 32 (56.14%) Cisco
2 31 (54.39%) Firewall
3 23 (40.35%) WAN
3 23 (40.35%) Windows
4 20 (35.09%) VPN
5 19 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
6 18 (31.58%) LAN
6 18 (31.58%) Oracle
7 17 (29.82%) Juniper
7 17 (29.82%) Microsoft
8 15 (26.32%) CCNP
8 15 (26.32%) Java
8 15 (26.32%) SQL
8 15 (26.32%) Unix
8 15 (26.32%) Stakeholder Management
8 15 (26.32%) Test Strategy
8 15 (26.32%) SDLC
8 15 (26.32%) Planning and Forecasting
9 14 (24.56%) Mentoring
9 14 (24.56%) Coaching
9 14 (24.56%) XML
9 14 (24.56%) WebLogic
9 14 (24.56%) MPLS
10 13 (22.81%) webMethods
10 13 (22.81%) Microsoft Project
10 13 (22.81%) Wi-Fi
10 13 (22.81%) Palo Alto
11 12 (21.05%) CCNA
12 11 (19.30%) Fortinet
13 10 (17.54%) Migration

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 14 (24.56%) WebLogic
2 3 (5.26%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (22.81%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.75%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.75%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.77%) AWS
2 4 (7.02%) Azure
2 4 (7.02%) Office 365
3 1 (1.75%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (1.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (54.39%) Firewall
2 23 (40.35%) WAN
3 20 (35.09%) VPN
4 18 (31.58%) LAN
5 14 (24.56%) MPLS
6 13 (22.81%) Wi-Fi
7 10 (17.54%) Internet
8 9 (15.79%) NetScaler
9 7 (12.28%) Network Security
9 7 (12.28%) OSPF
9 7 (12.28%) Wireless
10 6 (10.53%) BGP
10 6 (10.53%) Cisco Firepower
10 6 (10.53%) DNS
10 6 (10.53%) EIGRP
11 5 (8.77%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (8.77%) Unified Communications
12 4 (7.02%) DHCP
12 4 (7.02%) DMZ
12 4 (7.02%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.28%) Oracle OWB
2 2 (3.51%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.75%) DB2
3 1 (1.75%) Informix
3 1 (1.75%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.75%) JIRA
1 1 (1.75%) Selenium
General
1 5 (8.77%) Public Sector
2 2 (3.51%) Finance
2 2 (3.51%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (43.86%) Network Engineer
2 15 (26.32%) Test Manager
3 7 (12.28%) Network Manager
4 6 (10.53%) Cisco Engineer
4 6 (10.53%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 6 (10.53%) WAN Engineer
5 5 (8.77%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 5 (8.77%) Network Security Engineer
5 5 (8.77%) Security Engineer
5 5 (8.77%) Senior Network Engineer
6 4 (7.02%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (7.02%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (7.02%) LAN Engineer
6 4 (7.02%) LAN/WAN Engineer
6 4 (7.02%) Support Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Firewall Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Network Communications Engineer
8 2 (3.51%) Lead Network Engineer
8 2 (3.51%) Network Security Manager
8 2 (3.51%) Senior Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (24.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (17.54%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.51%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (3.51%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (3.51%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (3.51%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.51%) RSA SecurID
3 1 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.75%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (1.75%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 23 (40.35%) Windows
2 15 (26.32%) Unix
3 6 (10.53%) Windows 10
3 6 (10.53%) Windows Server
4 4 (7.02%) Windows 7
5 3 (5.26%) Linux
6 1 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (26.32%) Planning and Forecasting
1 15 (26.32%) SDLC
1 15 (26.32%) Stakeholder Management
1 15 (26.32%) Test Strategy
2 14 (24.56%) Coaching
2 14 (24.56%) Mentoring
3 10 (17.54%) Migration
4 8 (14.04%) Test Automation
4 8 (14.04%) Test Management
5 6 (10.53%) Network Management
5 6 (10.53%) Project Delivery
6 4 (7.02%) Change Management
6 4 (7.02%) Cybersecurity
6 4 (7.02%) ITIL
7 3 (5.26%) Network Design
7 3 (5.26%) Network Load Balancing
7 3 (5.26%) PRINCE2
7 3 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (5.26%) Server Management
8 2 (3.51%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 15 (26.32%) Java
1 15 (26.32%) SQL
2 2 (3.51%) C
Qualifications
1 19 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (26.32%) CCNP
3 12 (21.05%) CCNA
4 7 (12.28%) ISEB
4 7 (12.28%) ISEB Practitioner
5 4 (7.02%) CCIE
6 3 (5.26%) CCSA
6 3 (5.26%) SC Cleared
6 3 (5.26%) Security Cleared
7 2 (3.51%) CCIP
7 2 (3.51%) CCSE
7 2 (3.51%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.75%) CBAP
8 1 (1.75%) CISM
8 1 (1.75%) CISSP
8 1 (1.75%) MCSE
8 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.75%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.26%) SLA
2 1 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 3 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.51%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.51%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.75%) VMware NSX
3 1 (1.75%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 4 (7.02%) Backup Exec
1 4 (7.02%) SCCM
2 2 (3.51%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.75%) AirWatch
3 1 (1.75%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 32 (56.14%) Cisco
2 18 (31.58%) Oracle
3 17 (29.82%) Juniper
3 17 (29.82%) Microsoft
4 13 (22.81%) Palo Alto
4 13 (22.81%) webMethods
5 11 (19.30%) Fortinet
6 9 (15.79%) Riverbed
7 8 (14.04%) F5
7 8 (14.04%) IBM
8 7 (12.28%) VMware
9 6 (10.53%) HP
10 5 (8.77%) Mitel
11 4 (7.02%) Citrix
11 4 (7.02%) Meraki
12 3 (5.26%) Aruba
12 3 (5.26%) Blue Coat
12 3 (5.26%) McAfee
13 2 (3.51%) Alcatel-Lucent
13 2 (3.51%) Forcepoint