The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 23 June 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.

CheckPoint
UK / Scotland
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 86 107
Rank change year-on-year -2 +21  
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 28 69 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.29% 2.35% 1.05%
As % of the Vendors category 3.39% 4.91% 2.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 32 10
Median daily rate £395 £336 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.47% +8.46%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £422 £531
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 0
Median hourly rate £31.93 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.18% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -6.25% +23.07%  

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 Scotland.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 827 1404 1097
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 38.15% 47.80% 35.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 418 701 534
Median daily rate £395 £350 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.85% +0.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £260 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £361
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 60 36
Median hourly rate £31.85 £38.25 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.73% +139.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £18.39 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

CheckPoint
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

CheckPoint
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CheckPoint in Scotland

CheckPoint
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CheckPoint in Scotland over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CheckPoint in Scotland

CheckPoint
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CheckPoint in Scotland

CheckPoint
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing CheckPoint in Scotland over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for CheckPoint in Scotland

CheckPoint
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CheckPoint within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 23 June 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
Aberdeen - 12 £375 -
Edinburgh +15 9 £430 +21.12% 2
Glasgow -5 5 £225 -31.81% 1
West Lothian -2 2 £300 -3.22%
CheckPoint
UK

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 Scotland region with a requirement for CheckPoint.

1 45 (90.00%) Cisco
2 40 (80.00%) Firewall
3 35 (70.00%) F5
4 32 (64.00%) LAN
5 31 (62.00%) WAN
6 29 (58.00%) Wireless
7 26 (52.00%) Cisco Certification
7 26 (52.00%) FortiGate
8 25 (50.00%) CCNP
9 23 (46.00%) ITIL
9 23 (46.00%) Fortinet
10 21 (42.00%) CCSE
11 20 (40.00%) BIG-IP
11 20 (40.00%) CCSA
11 20 (40.00%) Riverbed
11 20 (40.00%) HP
11 20 (40.00%) CCIE
11 20 (40.00%) Juniper
12 19 (38.00%) CCDP
12 19 (38.00%) CCIP
12 19 (38.00%) Service Management
12 19 (38.00%) ITSM
12 19 (38.00%) JNCIA
12 19 (38.00%) JNCIE
13 17 (34.00%) HP ASE
13 17 (34.00%) HP MASE
14 16 (32.00%) Degree
14 16 (32.00%) Aruba
15 14 (28.00%) Computer Science Degree
15 14 (28.00%) Computer Science

CheckPoint
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.00%) OpenShift
1 1 (2.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (80.00%) Firewall
2 32 (64.00%) LAN
3 31 (62.00%) WAN
4 29 (58.00%) Wireless
5 20 (40.00%) BIG-IP
6 12 (24.00%) Cisco ASA
7 10 (20.00%) Network Security
8 7 (14.00%) BGP
8 7 (14.00%) EIGRP
8 7 (14.00%) OSPF
9 6 (12.00%) NetScaler
9 6 (12.00%) VPN
10 5 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 4 (8.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 4 (8.00%) Internet
11 4 (8.00%) TCP/IP
12 3 (6.00%) 802.11
12 3 (6.00%) DNS
12 3 (6.00%) IPsec
12 3 (6.00%) MPLS
Development Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Artifactory
1 1 (2.00%) GitLab
1 1 (2.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.00%) Selenium
General
1 12 (24.00%) Telecoms
2 8 (16.00%) Finance
3 6 (12.00%) Law
4 1 (2.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 33 (66.00%) Network Engineer
2 6 (12.00%) Consultant
3 5 (10.00%) Security Consultant
4 4 (8.00%) Network Consultant
4 4 (8.00%) Network Specialist
5 3 (6.00%) Analyst
5 3 (6.00%) Architect
5 3 (6.00%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (6.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (6.00%) Network Architect
5 3 (6.00%) Network Security Architect
5 3 (6.00%) Network Security Consultant
5 3 (6.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 3 (6.00%) Security Analyst
5 3 (6.00%) Security Architect
5 3 (6.00%) Senior Consultant
5 3 (6.00%) Senior Network Consultant
5 3 (6.00%) Senior Network Security Consultant
5 3 (6.00%) Senior Security Consultant
6 2 (4.00%) LAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 14 (28.00%) Computer Science
2 5 (10.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.00%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.00%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.00%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.00%) Linux
1 2 (4.00%) Windows
2 1 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (2.00%) Unix
2 1 (2.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (46.00%) ITIL
2 19 (38.00%) ITSM
2 19 (38.00%) Service Management
3 14 (28.00%) Network Design
4 5 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
5 4 (8.00%) Information Security
6 3 (6.00%) Asset Management
6 3 (6.00%) Kanban
6 3 (6.00%) Programme Delivery
6 3 (6.00%) Scrum
6 3 (6.00%) Software Testing
6 3 (6.00%) Time Management
7 2 (4.00%) DevOps
7 2 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (4.00%) TOGAF
7 2 (4.00%) Zachman Framework
8 1 (2.00%) Change Management
8 1 (2.00%) Migration
8 1 (2.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (2.00%) Go
1 1 (2.00%) Java
1 1 (2.00%) Python
1 1 (2.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 26 (52.00%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (50.00%) CCNP
3 21 (42.00%) CCSE
4 20 (40.00%) CCIE
4 20 (40.00%) CCSA
5 19 (38.00%) CCDP
5 19 (38.00%) CCIP
5 19 (38.00%) JNCIA
5 19 (38.00%) JNCIE
6 17 (34.00%) HP ASE
6 17 (34.00%) HP MASE
7 16 (32.00%) Degree
8 14 (28.00%) Computer Science Degree
9 8 (16.00%) Security Cleared
10 7 (14.00%) SC Cleared
11 3 (6.00%) CCNA
11 3 (6.00%) CISSP
12 2 (4.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 1 (2.00%) MCSE
13 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (6.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (6.00%) ProxySG
2 2 (4.00%) RACF
2 2 (4.00%) Squid
2 2 (4.00%) vSphere
3 1 (2.00%) Docker
3 1 (2.00%) UAG
3 1 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 26 (52.00%) FortiGate
2 3 (6.00%) Cacti
3 1 (2.00%) Ansible
3 1 (2.00%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (2.00%) Kubernetes
3 1 (2.00%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (2.00%) SELinux
Vendors
1 45 (90.00%) Cisco
2 35 (70.00%) F5
3 23 (46.00%) Fortinet
4 20 (40.00%) HP
4 20 (40.00%) Juniper
4 20 (40.00%) Riverbed
5 16 (32.00%) Aruba
6 9 (18.00%) Blue Coat
7 6 (12.00%) Citrix
7 6 (12.00%) SolarWinds
8 4 (8.00%) McAfee
9 3 (6.00%) VMware
10 2 (4.00%) AlgoSec
10 2 (4.00%) Avaya
10 2 (4.00%) FireEye
10 2 (4.00%) ScanSafe
10 2 (4.00%) Symantec
11 1 (2.00%) Black Duck
11 1 (2.00%) Splunk
11 1 (2.00%) Verint