Period
to 19 August 2018

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 6 months to 19 August 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 178 124 104
Rank change year-on-year -54 -20 +39
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 40 52 100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.73% 1.19% 1.90%
As % of the Vendors category 1.83% 3.00% 4.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 21 50
Scotland median daily rate £320 £375 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.67% +9.49% -
10th Percentile £238 £175 £262
90th Percentile £488 £481 £433
UK median daily rate £415 £418 £400
% change year-on-year -0.60% +4.38% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 11
Scotland median hourly rate - £31.93 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -20.19% -
UK median hourly rate £19.39 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -48.31% -6.25% +28.00%

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 Scotland.

All Vendors
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 2,181 1,736 2,384
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 39.81% 39.85% 45.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,227 942 1,251
Scotland median daily rate £390 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £210 £230
90th Percentile £532 £525 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £413
% change year-on-year +4.65% +4.24% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 57 86
Scotland median hourly rate £16.50 £27.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.00% -23.61% +125.00%
10th Percentile £10.54 £11.32 £11.15
90th Percentile £35.00 £46.79 £45.25
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.13 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.19% -2.14% -

CheckPoint
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

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 6 months to 19 August 2018.

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
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 6 months to 19 August 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
Edinburgh -29 23 £450 +5.88% 2
Glasgow -23 6 £255 -12.07% 3
Renfrewshire - 6 £250 -
Scottish Borders +1 2 £375 +167.86%
South Lanarkshire - 2 £130 -
West Lothian +1 1 - -
CheckPoint
UK

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 Scotland region with a requirement for CheckPoint.

1 31 (77.50%) Cisco
2 23 (57.50%) Firewall
3 16 (40.00%) LAN
4 15 (37.50%) ITIL
4 15 (37.50%) F5
5 14 (35.00%) WAN
5 14 (35.00%) Cisco ASA
6 12 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (30.00%) Juniper
7 10 (25.00%) McAfee
7 10 (25.00%) CCNP
7 10 (25.00%) Network Security
8 9 (22.50%) TCP/IP
8 9 (22.50%) Windows
9 8 (20.00%) Linux
9 8 (20.00%) Active Directory
10 7 (17.50%) Cisco IOS
10 7 (17.50%) Fortinet
10 7 (17.50%) VMware
11 6 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 6 (15.00%) HP
11 6 (15.00%) BGP
11 6 (15.00%) OSPF
11 6 (15.00%) Service Delivery
12 5 (12.50%) Security Cleared
12 5 (12.50%) Incident Management
12 5 (12.50%) SCCM
12 5 (12.50%) Network Load Balancing
12 5 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (12.50%) Network Management

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (2.50%) Confluence
2 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (10.00%) MS Visio
2 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Markit EDM
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (57.50%) Firewall
2 16 (40.00%) LAN
3 14 (35.00%) Cisco ASA
3 14 (35.00%) WAN
4 10 (25.00%) Network Security
5 9 (22.50%) TCP/IP
6 7 (17.50%) Cisco IOS
7 6 (15.00%) BGP
7 6 (15.00%) OSPF
8 4 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 4 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 4 (10.00%) VPN
9 3 (7.50%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (7.50%) DHCP
9 3 (7.50%) Skype
9 3 (7.50%) VLAN
10 2 (5.00%) DNS
10 2 (5.00%) FTP
10 2 (5.00%) SMS
10 2 (5.00%) SNMP
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) JIRA
General
1 4 (10.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.50%) Banking
3 1 (2.50%) Finance
3 1 (2.50%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (45.00%) Network Engineer
2 5 (12.50%) Network Support
2 5 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 4 (10.00%) Network Specialist
3 4 (10.00%) Network Support Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Analyst
4 3 (7.50%) Architect
4 3 (7.50%) Senior Network Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Change Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Lead Architect
5 2 (5.00%) Lead Security Architect
5 2 (5.00%) Network Security Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Platform Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Security Architect
5 2 (5.00%) Security Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) IT Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) PowerShell Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.00%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (7.50%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (5.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.00%) Private Cloud
2 2 (5.00%) Smartphone
3 1 (2.50%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.50%) Clustering
3 1 (2.50%) EMC VNX
3 1 (2.50%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (22.50%) Windows
2 8 (20.00%) Linux
3 4 (10.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (7.50%) Windows 10
5 2 (5.00%) AIX
5 2 (5.00%) Android
5 2 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.50%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (37.50%) ITIL
2 6 (15.00%) Service Delivery
3 5 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (12.50%) Incident Management
3 5 (12.50%) Network Load Balancing
3 5 (12.50%) Network Management
3 5 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (10.00%) Kanban
4 4 (10.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 4 (10.00%) Network Design
4 4 (10.00%) Proactive Management
4 4 (10.00%) Service Management
4 4 (10.00%) Time Management
5 3 (7.50%) Change Management
5 3 (7.50%) Cryptography
5 3 (7.50%) Decision-Making
5 3 (7.50%) Escalation Management
5 3 (7.50%) Migration
5 3 (7.50%) Problem Management
5 3 (7.50%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (7.50%) Bash Shell
3 2 (5.00%) Java
4 1 (2.50%) C
4 1 (2.50%) C++
4 1 (2.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (25.00%) CCNP
3 5 (12.50%) Security Cleared
4 4 (10.00%) CCNA
5 2 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.50%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (2.50%) CCIE
6 1 (2.50%) CISSP
6 1 (2.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) JSP 440
1 2 (5.00%) QA
2 1 (2.50%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.00%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (5.00%) vSphere
4 1 (2.50%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.50%) NFS
4 1 (2.50%) VMware NSX
4 1 (2.50%) XenApp
4 1 (2.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (12.50%) SCCM
2 4 (10.00%) FortiGate
3 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (5.00%) vCenter Server
4 1 (2.50%) Ansible
4 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.50%) Puppet
4 1 (2.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (2.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 31 (77.50%) Cisco
2 15 (37.50%) F5
3 12 (30.00%) Juniper
4 10 (25.00%) McAfee
5 7 (17.50%) Fortinet
5 7 (17.50%) VMware
6 6 (15.00%) HP
7 4 (10.00%) Blue Coat
8 3 (7.50%) Citrix
8 3 (7.50%) Red Hat
9 2 (5.00%) CommVault
9 2 (5.00%) Oracle
9 2 (5.00%) Palo Alto
9 2 (5.00%) Remedy
10 1 (2.50%) Avaya
10 1 (2.50%) CyberArk
10 1 (2.50%) Microsoft
10 1 (2.50%) SolarWinds
10 1 (2.50%) Splunk
10 1 (2.50%) Varonis