Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 137 121 151
Rank change year-on-year -16 +30 +3
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 50 65 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.99% 1.50% 0.76%
As % of the Vendors category 2.66% 3.27% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 31 19
Scotland median daily rate £400 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -17.65% +39.80%
10th Percentile £191 £285 £252
90th Percentile £506 £450 £480
UK median daily rate £415 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +0.61% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Scotland median hourly rate £37.50 £43.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.79% - -
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £41.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -8.54% +36.67% -10.45%

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 1880 1988 2331
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 37.28% 45.87% 37.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1048 1094 1131
Scotland median daily rate £388 £350 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -0.71% +0.71%
10th Percentile £207 £225 £213
90th Percentile £538 £488 £506
UK median daily rate £433 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +2.98% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 64 75
Scotland median hourly rate £24.00 £16.50 £14.51
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.45% +13.71% -7.99%
10th Percentile £11.17 £9.56 £8.35
90th Percentile £46.40 £44.63 £41.95
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +5.64% -5.71% +6.06%

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 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 -20 31 £463 +23.33% 3
Glasgow -13 6 £350 +27.27% 2
Aberdeen - 6 £375 -
West Lothian +5 5 £213 -
Scottish Borders +4 1 £140 -60.00%
Highlands - 1 - -
CheckPoint
UK

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 40 (80.00%) Cisco
1 40 (80.00%) Firewall
2 26 (52.00%) F5
3 23 (46.00%) LAN
3 23 (46.00%) WAN
4 22 (44.00%) CCNP
4 22 (44.00%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (36.00%) Cisco ASA
6 17 (34.00%) FortiGate
7 16 (32.00%) Finance
8 15 (30.00%) VMware
8 15 (30.00%) VPN
9 14 (28.00%) HP
9 14 (28.00%) OSPF
10 13 (26.00%) Citrix
10 13 (26.00%) Linux
11 12 (24.00%) Fortinet
12 11 (22.00%) Network Security
12 11 (22.00%) Wireless
12 11 (22.00%) Windows
12 11 (22.00%) CCIE
12 11 (22.00%) BGP
13 10 (20.00%) JBoss
13 10 (20.00%) BIG-IP
13 10 (20.00%) vSphere
14 9 (18.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 9 (18.00%) Blue Coat
14 9 (18.00%) ITIL
14 9 (18.00%) Juniper
15 8 (16.00%) MPLS

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 10 (20.00%) JBoss
2 7 (14.00%) Apache
3 3 (6.00%) WebSphere
4 2 (4.00%) Skype for Business
5 1 (2.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (2.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.00%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 40 (80.00%) Firewall
2 23 (46.00%) LAN
2 23 (46.00%) WAN
3 18 (36.00%) Cisco ASA
4 15 (30.00%) VPN
5 14 (28.00%) OSPF
6 11 (22.00%) BGP
6 11 (22.00%) Network Security
6 11 (22.00%) Wireless
7 10 (20.00%) BIG-IP
8 9 (18.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 8 (16.00%) EIGRP
9 8 (16.00%) MPLS
9 8 (16.00%) Wireshark
10 7 (14.00%) Cisco Nexus
10 7 (14.00%) NetScaler
11 6 (12.00%) Cisco IOS
11 6 (12.00%) DNS
11 6 (12.00%) Internet
12 5 (10.00%) IPsec
Development Applications
1 4 (8.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 16 (32.00%) Finance
2 5 (10.00%) Banking
2 5 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 4 (8.00%) Law
4 1 (2.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 32 (64.00%) Network Engineer
2 6 (12.00%) Security Engineer
3 5 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 5 (10.00%) Network Security Engineer
3 5 (10.00%) Network Specialist
4 4 (8.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (6.00%) Analyst
5 3 (6.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.00%) Platform Engineer
5 3 (6.00%) Security Analyst
5 3 (6.00%) Senior Network Engineer
6 2 (4.00%) Consultant
6 2 (4.00%) Firewall Engineer
6 2 (4.00%) LAN Engineer
6 2 (4.00%) LAN/WAN Engineer
6 2 (4.00%) Technical Specialist
6 2 (4.00%) WAN Engineer
7 1 (2.00%) Firewall Analyst
7 1 (2.00%) Junior Network Engineer
7 1 (2.00%) Network Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.00%) 802.1X
2 3 (6.00%) Java EE
2 3 (6.00%) SOAP
2 3 (6.00%) XML
2 3 (6.00%) XSLT
3 2 (4.00%) Web Services
4 1 (2.00%) Apache Flex
4 1 (2.00%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (2.00%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (10.00%) PKI
3 4 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (8.00%) Computer Science
3 4 (8.00%) VxBlock/Vblock
4 3 (6.00%) Private Cloud
5 2 (4.00%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (2.00%) Blackberry
6 1 (2.00%) EMC VNX
6 1 (2.00%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 13 (26.00%) Linux
2 11 (22.00%) Windows
3 6 (12.00%) Windows Server
4 4 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (18.00%) ITIL
2 6 (12.00%) ITSM
2 6 (12.00%) Service Management
3 5 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (10.00%) Migration
3 5 (10.00%) Software Testing
3 5 (10.00%) Time Management
4 4 (8.00%) Analytical Thinking
4 4 (8.00%) Asset Management
4 4 (8.00%) Change Management
4 4 (8.00%) High Availability
4 4 (8.00%) Information Security
4 4 (8.00%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (6.00%) DevOps
5 3 (6.00%) E-Commerce
5 3 (6.00%) ITIL V2
5 3 (6.00%) Load Balancing
5 3 (6.00%) Network Design
5 3 (6.00%) PRINCE2
6 2 (4.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 22 (44.00%) CCNP
1 22 (44.00%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (22.00%) CCIE
3 7 (14.00%) CCSA
3 7 (14.00%) CCSE
3 7 (14.00%) Degree
4 6 (12.00%) CCDP
4 6 (12.00%) CCIP
4 6 (12.00%) HP ASE
4 6 (12.00%) HP MASE
4 6 (12.00%) JNCIA
4 6 (12.00%) JNCIE
5 4 (8.00%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (8.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (2.00%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (4.00%) COBIT
2 2 (4.00%) SLA
3 1 (2.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (20.00%) vSphere
2 6 (12.00%) Active Directory
3 5 (10.00%) VMware NSX
4 4 (8.00%) Squid
4 4 (8.00%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (6.00%) UAG
5 3 (6.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (4.00%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (2.00%) Docker
7 1 (2.00%) ProxySG
7 1 (2.00%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 17 (34.00%) FortiGate
2 5 (10.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (8.00%) Cacti
4 3 (6.00%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (4.00%) SCCM
6 1 (2.00%) Ansible
6 1 (2.00%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (2.00%) MAILsweeper
6 1 (2.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 40 (80.00%) Cisco
2 26 (52.00%) F5
3 15 (30.00%) VMware
4 14 (28.00%) HP
5 13 (26.00%) Citrix
6 12 (24.00%) Fortinet
7 9 (18.00%) Blue Coat
7 9 (18.00%) Juniper
8 8 (16.00%) SolarWinds
9 6 (12.00%) Riverbed
10 5 (10.00%) Aruba
10 5 (10.00%) Avaya
10 5 (10.00%) Symantec
11 4 (8.00%) Microsoft
12 3 (6.00%) McAfee
13 2 (4.00%) Bloomberg
13 2 (4.00%) Red Hat
14 1 (2.00%) Clearswift
14 1 (2.00%) CommVault
14 1 (2.00%) Sophos