Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 150 115 150
Rank change year-on-year -35 +35 -15
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 31 52 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.63% 1.40% 0.78%
As % of the Vendors category 1.79% 2.98% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 31 23
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -1.32% +16.92%
10th Percentile £278 £285 £273
90th Percentile £488 £513 £450
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £31.39 £48.75 £39.00
% change year-on-year -35.61% +25.00% +11.43%

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 1,734 1,744 2,222
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 35.32% 46.96% 40.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 997 965 1,151
Scotland median daily rate £388 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -6.67% -
10th Percentile £208 £205 £196
90th Percentile £538 £488 £525
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 59 33
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -10.53% +12.53%
10th Percentile £10.65 £10.50 £10.15
90th Percentile £43.40 £52.17 £42.25
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +2.94% -5.56% +8.73%

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 20 February 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 20 February 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 -49 22 £438 +4.17% 3
Glasgow -7 7 £363 -9.38% 2
West Lothian +3 1 £225 -
Highlands - 1 - -
CheckPoint
UK

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 27 (87.10%) Firewall
2 17 (54.84%) Cisco
3 14 (45.16%) VMware
4 13 (41.94%) VPN
5 12 (38.71%) Finance
6 11 (35.48%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (35.48%) CCNP
6 11 (35.48%) Linux
6 11 (35.48%) Network Security
6 11 (35.48%) Cisco ASA
7 10 (32.26%) vSphere
7 10 (32.26%) OSPF
8 9 (29.03%) Windows
8 9 (29.03%) F5
9 8 (25.81%) Cisco Nexus
9 8 (25.81%) JBoss
9 8 (25.81%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 7 (22.58%) Apache
10 7 (22.58%) HP
11 6 (19.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 6 (19.35%) Wireshark
11 6 (19.35%) tcpdump
11 6 (19.35%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (19.35%) Virtual Servers
11 6 (19.35%) Analytical Thinking
12 5 (16.13%) Software Testing
12 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
12 5 (16.13%) SMTP
12 5 (16.13%) FTP
12 5 (16.13%) Citrix

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 8 (25.81%) JBoss
2 7 (22.58%) Apache
3 1 (3.23%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.23%) Skype for Business
3 1 (3.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) OpenShift
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (87.10%) Firewall
2 13 (41.94%) VPN
3 11 (35.48%) Cisco ASA
3 11 (35.48%) Network Security
4 10 (32.26%) OSPF
5 8 (25.81%) Cisco Nexus
5 8 (25.81%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 6 (19.35%) tcpdump
6 6 (19.35%) Wireshark
7 5 (16.13%) BGP
7 5 (16.13%) FTP
7 5 (16.13%) SMTP
8 4 (12.90%) LAN
8 4 (12.90%) MPLS
8 4 (12.90%) WAN
9 3 (9.68%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (9.68%) DNS
9 3 (9.68%) EIGRP
9 3 (9.68%) TCP/IP
9 3 (9.68%) VXLAN
Development Applications
1 6 (19.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (3.23%) Artifactory
2 1 (3.23%) GitLab
2 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.23%) Selenium
General
1 12 (38.71%) Finance
2 3 (9.68%) Banking
2 3 (9.68%) Law
Job Titles
1 14 (45.16%) Network Engineer
2 8 (25.81%) Security Engineer
3 7 (22.58%) Network Security Engineer
4 6 (19.35%) Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Consultant
5 3 (9.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Network Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Security Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Firewall Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) IT Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Senior Network Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Citrix Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Cloud Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) E-Commerce Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Firewall Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) LAN Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) LAN/WAN Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) LDAP
2 1 (3.23%) Apache Flex
2 1 (3.23%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (3.23%) Java EE
2 1 (3.23%) LAMP
2 1 (3.23%) SOAP
2 1 (3.23%) XML
2 1 (3.23%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.68%) PKI
2 3 (9.68%) Private Cloud
3 2 (6.45%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.45%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (6.45%) VxBlock/Vblock
4 1 (3.23%) EMC VNX
4 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 11 (35.48%) Linux
2 9 (29.03%) Windows
3 2 (6.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (6.45%) Windows 10
3 2 (6.45%) Windows 7
3 2 (6.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (19.35%) Analytical Thinking
2 5 (16.13%) Software Testing
3 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (9.68%) DevOps
5 2 (6.45%) Asset Management
5 2 (6.45%) Information Security
5 2 (6.45%) Kanban
5 2 (6.45%) Matrix Organization
5 2 (6.45%) SIEM
6 1 (3.23%) Change Management
6 1 (3.23%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (3.23%) E-Commerce
6 1 (3.23%) High Availability
6 1 (3.23%) ITIL
6 1 (3.23%) ITIL V2
6 1 (3.23%) Migration
6 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2
6 1 (3.23%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (3.23%) Risk Management
6 1 (3.23%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.45%) Java
2 1 (3.23%) Bash Shell
2 1 (3.23%) Go
2 1 (3.23%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (35.48%) CCNP
1 11 (35.48%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (6.45%) Check Point Certification
2 2 (6.45%) Degree
2 2 (6.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (3.23%) CCNA
3 1 (3.23%) HNC
3 1 (3.23%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) COBIT
1 2 (6.45%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (32.26%) vSphere
2 6 (19.35%) Virtual Servers
3 4 (12.90%) Active Directory
3 4 (12.90%) VMware NSX
4 2 (6.45%) Docker
4 2 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (3.23%) Squid
5 1 (3.23%) UAG
5 1 (3.23%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (16.13%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (9.68%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (6.45%) Ansible
4 1 (3.23%) FortiGate
4 1 (3.23%) Kubernetes
4 1 (3.23%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (3.23%) SELinux
Vendors
1 17 (54.84%) Cisco
2 14 (45.16%) VMware
3 9 (29.03%) F5
4 7 (22.58%) HP
5 5 (16.13%) Citrix
5 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
5 5 (16.13%) Symantec
6 3 (9.68%) Fortinet
7 2 (6.45%) Bloomberg
7 2 (6.45%) Blue Coat
7 2 (6.45%) Juniper
8 1 (3.23%) AlgoSec
8 1 (3.23%) Avaya
8 1 (3.23%) Black Duck
8 1 (3.23%) Dell
8 1 (3.23%) EMC
8 1 (3.23%) McAfee
8 1 (3.23%) SolarWinds
8 1 (3.23%) Tufin