Period
to 21 May 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 21 May 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
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 183 119 125
Rank change year-on-year -64 +6 +13
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 22 44 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.43% 1.22% 1.55%
As % of the Vendors category 1.13% 2.85% 3.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 25 46
Scotland median daily rate £325 £375 £341
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +9.89% +0.37%
10th Percentile £265 £263 £263
90th Percentile £468 £541 £433
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £393
% change year-on-year +3.03% +5.10% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 10
Scotland median hourly rate - £31.85 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -20.38% -
UK median hourly rate £31.39 £48.75 £37.75
% change year-on-year -35.61% +29.14% -5.63%

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 1,946 1,545 2,441
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 37.77% 43.01% 44.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,162 819 1,288
Scotland median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - +2.04%
10th Percentile £213 £205 £223
90th Percentile £525 £510 £516
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 50 63
Scotland median hourly rate £15.75 £25.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.24% -32.00% +117.39%
10th Percentile £10.50 £12.38 £13.56
90th Percentile £35.00 £52.17 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year - -6.67% +7.14%

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 21 May 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 21 May 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 -36 15 £400 -6.98% 2
Glasgow -23 5 £300 -4.38% 5
West Lothian - 1 - -
Scottish Borders - 1 £325 -
CheckPoint
UK

For the 6 months to 21 May 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 17 (77.27%) Firewall
2 16 (72.73%) Cisco
3 9 (40.91%) Cisco ASA
4 8 (36.36%) VMware
4 8 (36.36%) Linux
5 6 (27.27%) Windows
5 6 (27.27%) Active Directory
5 6 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (27.27%) F5
6 5 (22.73%) CCNP
6 5 (22.73%) VPN
6 5 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (18.18%) Analytical Thinking
7 4 (18.18%) ITIL
7 4 (18.18%) Citrix
7 4 (18.18%) FortiGate
7 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (13.64%) Fortinet
8 3 (13.64%) Problem Management
8 3 (13.64%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (13.64%) SCCM
8 3 (13.64%) Banking
8 3 (13.64%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 3 (13.64%) Ansible
8 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
8 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
8 3 (13.64%) Red Hat
8 3 (13.64%) Java
8 3 (13.64%) OSPF

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 (9.09%) MS Exchange
1 2 (9.09%) Skype for Business
1 2 (9.09%) Tomcat
2 1 (4.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (4.55%) Confluence
2 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Markit EDM
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) OpenShift
2 1 (4.55%) Office 365
2 1 (4.55%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (77.27%) Firewall
2 9 (40.91%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (22.73%) VPN
4 3 (13.64%) Cisco IOS
4 3 (13.64%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 3 (13.64%) OSPF
4 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
5 2 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (9.09%) FTP
5 2 (9.09%) LAN
5 2 (9.09%) MPLS
5 2 (9.09%) Network Security
5 2 (9.09%) tcpdump
5 2 (9.09%) VXLAN
5 2 (9.09%) WAN
5 2 (9.09%) Wireshark
6 1 (4.55%) DHCP
6 1 (4.55%) DNS
6 1 (4.55%) Ethernet
6 1 (4.55%) SMS
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (4.55%) Artifactory
2 1 (4.55%) GitLab
2 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.55%) JIRA
2 1 (4.55%) Selenium
General
1 3 (13.64%) Banking
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Investment Banking
2 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) Network Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Network Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Security Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Change Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Firewall Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) IT Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Network Specialist
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Cloud Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Network Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (4.55%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.09%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (9.09%) Private Cloud
3 1 (4.55%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.55%) Clustering
3 1 (4.55%) EMC VNX
3 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.55%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 8 (36.36%) Linux
2 6 (27.27%) Windows
3 3 (13.64%) Windows 10
4 2 (9.09%) AIX
4 2 (9.09%) Windows 7
4 2 (9.09%) Windows Server
5 1 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (4.55%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (18.18%) Analytical Thinking
1 4 (18.18%) ITIL
2 3 (13.64%) DevOps
2 3 (13.64%) Problem Management
2 3 (13.64%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (9.09%) Kanban
3 2 (9.09%) Migration
3 2 (9.09%) Network Design
3 2 (9.09%) Scrum
3 2 (9.09%) Service Delivery
3 2 (9.09%) Time Management
3 2 (9.09%) Virtual Environments
4 1 (4.55%) Change Management
4 1 (4.55%) Information Security
4 1 (4.55%) Network Load Balancing
4 1 (4.55%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (4.55%) Risk Management
4 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (4.55%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) Java
2 1 (4.55%) Bash Shell
2 1 (4.55%) Go
2 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.55%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (22.73%) CCNP
3 2 (9.09%) Check Point Certification
3 2 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
3 2 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (4.55%) CCNA
4 1 (4.55%) CISSP
4 1 (4.55%) Degree
4 1 (4.55%) HNC
4 1 (4.55%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (27.27%) Active Directory
2 4 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (13.64%) VMware NSX
4 2 (9.09%) Docker
4 2 (9.09%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (9.09%) vSphere
5 1 (4.55%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (4.55%) XenApp
5 1 (4.55%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) FortiGate
2 3 (13.64%) Ansible
2 3 (13.64%) SCCM
3 1 (4.55%) Kubernetes
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (4.55%) Puppet
3 1 (4.55%) SELinux
3 1 (4.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (4.55%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 16 (72.73%) Cisco
2 8 (36.36%) VMware
3 6 (27.27%) F5
4 4 (18.18%) Citrix
5 3 (13.64%) Fortinet
5 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
5 3 (13.64%) Red Hat
6 2 (9.09%) CommVault
6 2 (9.09%) Oracle
7 1 (4.55%) Avaya
7 1 (4.55%) Blue Coat
7 1 (4.55%) CA
7 1 (4.55%) Charles River
7 1 (4.55%) Dell
7 1 (4.55%) EMC
7 1 (4.55%) Juniper
7 1 (4.55%) McAfee
7 1 (4.55%) SolarWinds
7 1 (4.55%) Splunk
7 1 (4.55%) Symantec