Period
to 27 May 2020

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 27 May 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
27 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 79 116 181
Rank change year-on-year +37 +65 -60
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 59 62 19
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Scotland 2.21% 1.43% 0.37%
As % of the Vendors category 5.74% 3.84% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 44 14
Median daily rate £456 £510 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.54% +56.92% -13.33%
10th Percentile £399 £335 £258
90th Percentile £568 £584 £471
UK median daily rate £420 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +1.82% -2.94% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £31.39
% change year-on-year - -4.43% -26.14%

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 1,028 1,613 1,963
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 38.49% 37.17% 37.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 538 885 1,172
Median daily rate £419 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.47% +9.68% +3.33%
10th Percentile £175 £215 £213
90th Percentile £550 £575 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £460 £450
% change year-on-year -2.17% +2.22% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 36 40
Median hourly rate £23.36 £16.68 £15.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.02% +5.54% -36.78%
10th Percentile £15.48 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £44.75 £29.88 £35.00
Median hourly rate £20.50 £18.81 £17.50
% change year-on-year +8.98% +7.49% -

CheckPoint
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for CheckPoint in Scotland

CheckPoint
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing CheckPoint in Scotland.

Daily rate trend for CheckPoint in Scotland

CheckPoint
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing CheckPoint in Scotland over the 6 months to 27 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for CheckPoint in Scotland

CheckPoint
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing CheckPoint in Scotland.

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 27 May 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
Edinburgh +15 43 £450 -11.76%
Glasgow +36 5 £468 +43.85%
Renfrewshire - 4 £350 -
Scottish Borders +2 2 £575 +76.92%
Highlands - 2 £266 -
Aberdeen - 1 £400 -
CheckPoint
UK

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 Scotland region with a requirement for CheckPoint.

1 50 (84.75%) Cisco
2 44 (74.58%) Firewall
3 32 (54.24%) Cisco Certification
4 27 (45.76%) CCNP
5 25 (42.37%) Cisco ASA
6 24 (40.68%) Cisco Nexus
6 24 (40.68%) Public Sector
7 23 (38.98%) Palo Alto
8 18 (30.51%) Agile Software Development
9 17 (28.81%) BGP
10 16 (27.12%) OSPF
11 15 (25.42%) Kanban
11 15 (25.42%) Data Centre
12 11 (18.64%) Performance Tuning
12 11 (18.64%) Two-Factor Authentication
12 11 (18.64%) Multi-Factor Authentication
13 10 (16.95%) WAN
14 9 (15.25%) DevOps
14 9 (15.25%) Network Security
14 9 (15.25%) Fortinet
14 9 (15.25%) Decision-Making
15 8 (13.56%) F5
15 8 (13.56%) Change Control
15 8 (13.56%) ITIL
15 8 (13.56%) Migration
16 7 (11.86%) BCP
16 7 (11.86%) VMware
16 7 (11.86%) Finance
16 7 (11.86%) LAN
16 7 (11.86%) TCP/IP

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:

Applications
1 5 (8.47%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.17%) Office 365
2 1 (1.69%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (74.58%) Firewall
2 25 (42.37%) Cisco ASA
3 24 (40.68%) Cisco Nexus
4 17 (28.81%) BGP
5 16 (27.12%) OSPF
6 10 (16.95%) WAN
7 9 (15.25%) Network Security
8 7 (11.86%) LAN
8 7 (11.86%) TCP/IP
9 5 (8.47%) Cisco IOS
9 5 (8.47%) NetScaler
10 4 (6.78%) Wireless
11 3 (5.08%) Cisco Wireless
11 3 (5.08%) IGMP
11 3 (5.08%) Multicast
11 3 (5.08%) RIP
12 2 (3.39%) VPN
12 2 (3.39%) Wireshark
13 1 (1.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 1 (1.69%) IPsec
Development Applications
1 3 (5.08%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 24 (40.68%) Public Sector
2 7 (11.86%) Finance
3 4 (6.78%) Telecoms
4 3 (5.08%) Back Office
4 3 (5.08%) Front Office
5 2 (3.39%) Banking
Job Titles
1 39 (66.10%) Network Engineer
2 14 (23.73%) Platform Engineer
2 14 (23.73%) Senior Platform Engineer
3 13 (22.03%) Senior Network Engineer
4 7 (11.86%) Architect
5 6 (10.17%) Network Security Engineer
5 6 (10.17%) Security Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) Network Architect
6 4 (6.78%) Network Support
6 4 (6.78%) Network Support Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) Support Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Analyst
7 3 (5.08%) Deployment Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Deployment Manager
7 3 (5.08%) Network Deployment Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Network Technical Architect
7 3 (5.08%) Security Architect
7 3 (5.08%) Security Support Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Technical Architect
8 2 (3.39%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Miscellaneous
1 15 (25.42%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.78%) Windows
2 3 (5.08%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.69%) Linux
3 1 (1.69%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (30.51%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (25.42%) Kanban
3 11 (18.64%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 11 (18.64%) Performance Tuning
3 11 (18.64%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 9 (15.25%) Decision-Making
4 9 (15.25%) DevOps
5 8 (13.56%) Change Control
5 8 (13.56%) ITIL
5 8 (13.56%) Migration
6 7 (11.86%) BCP
7 5 (8.47%) Change Management
7 5 (8.47%) Network Design
8 4 (6.78%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (6.78%) Load Balancing
9 3 (5.08%) Cybersecurity
9 3 (5.08%) High-Frequency Trading
9 3 (5.08%) Low Latency
9 3 (5.08%) Network Architecture
9 3 (5.08%) Network Monitoring
Qualifications
1 32 (54.24%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (45.76%) CCNP
3 7 (11.86%) CCNA
4 6 (10.17%) Security Cleared
5 3 (5.08%) CCSA
5 3 (5.08%) CEH
5 3 (5.08%) CISM
5 3 (5.08%) CISSP
5 3 (5.08%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (5.08%) SC Cleared
6 2 (3.39%) Degree
7 1 (1.69%) CCIE
7 1 (1.69%) CCSE
7 1 (1.69%) CCSP
7 1 (1.69%) Check Point Certification
7 1 (1.69%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.17%) PMO
2 3 (5.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (5.08%) QA
3 1 (1.69%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (11.86%) VMware NSX
2 2 (3.39%) Firmware
2 2 (3.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.69%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 7 (11.86%) FortiGate
1 7 (11.86%) vCenter Server
2 3 (5.08%) Ansible
2 3 (5.08%) Endace
3 2 (3.39%) Cacti
Vendors
1 50 (84.75%) Cisco
2 23 (38.98%) Palo Alto
3 9 (15.25%) Fortinet
4 8 (13.56%) F5
5 7 (11.86%) Blue Coat
5 7 (11.86%) VMware
6 6 (10.17%) Juniper
7 3 (5.08%) Arista
7 3 (5.08%) CA
7 3 (5.08%) Citrix
7 3 (5.08%) Meraki
7 3 (5.08%) Microsoft
8 2 (3.39%) McAfee
8 2 (3.39%) SolarWinds
9 1 (1.69%) HP