Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 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
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 140 138 120
Rank change year-on-year -2 -18 +36
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 59 49 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.13% 0.98% 1.53%
As % of the Vendors category 2.99% 2.64% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 24 33
Scotland median daily rate £450 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +17.86% -17.65%
10th Percentile £241 £184 £267
90th Percentile £525 £514 £446
UK median daily rate £425 £416 £405
% change year-on-year +2.22% +2.72% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
Scotland median hourly rate - £37.50 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -10.71% -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year -6.67% -8.54% +39.80%

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 1,970 1,859 2,011
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 37.75% 37.34% 45.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,012 1,030 1,104
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +10.71% -1.41%
10th Percentile £213 £206 £225
90th Percentile £550 £532 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £420
% change year-on-year +4.65% +2.38% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 65 67
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.00% +42.86% +20.61%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.25 £9.75
90th Percentile £35.00 £46.30 £44.25
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.38 £16.50
% change year-on-year +0.72% +5.30% -5.71%

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 18 November 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 18 November 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 +4 41 £475 +2.70% 2
Glasgow -22 6 £316 - 1
Renfrewshire - 6 £250 -
South Lanarkshire - 3 £130 -
Scottish Borders -2 1 £425 +203.57%
Perth and Kinross - 1 £325 -
CheckPoint
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 48 (81.36%) Cisco
2 34 (57.63%) Cisco Certification
3 31 (52.54%) Firewall
4 30 (50.85%) CCNP
5 22 (37.29%) LAN
6 21 (35.59%) F5
7 20 (33.90%) Cisco ASA
8 18 (30.51%) WAN
8 18 (30.51%) Juniper
9 15 (25.42%) ITIL
10 14 (23.73%) OSPF
10 14 (23.73%) BGP
10 14 (23.73%) Cisco Nexus
10 14 (23.73%) Multi-Factor Authentication
11 13 (22.03%) Network Security
11 13 (22.03%) Agile Software Development
12 12 (20.34%) Data Centre
13 11 (18.64%) Blue Coat
14 10 (16.95%) DevOps
14 10 (16.95%) Two-Factor Authentication
15 9 (15.25%) Kanban
15 9 (15.25%) McAfee
16 8 (13.56%) Finance
16 8 (13.56%) Windows
16 8 (13.56%) HP
16 8 (13.56%) TCP/IP
16 8 (13.56%) Performance Tuning
17 7 (11.86%) Active Directory
17 7 (11.86%) VMware
17 7 (11.86%) Service Delivery

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 6 (10.17%) MS Visio
2 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 31 (52.54%) Firewall
2 22 (37.29%) LAN
3 20 (33.90%) Cisco ASA
4 18 (30.51%) WAN
5 14 (23.73%) BGP
5 14 (23.73%) Cisco Nexus
5 14 (23.73%) OSPF
6 13 (22.03%) Network Security
7 8 (13.56%) TCP/IP
8 6 (10.17%) Cisco IOS
9 4 (6.78%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 4 (6.78%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 4 (6.78%) Skype
10 3 (5.08%) Cisco Wireless
10 3 (5.08%) Internet
10 3 (5.08%) NetScaler
10 3 (5.08%) VLAN
10 3 (5.08%) Wireless
11 2 (3.39%) EIGRP
11 2 (3.39%) VPN
General
1 8 (13.56%) Finance
2 3 (5.08%) Banking
2 3 (5.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 38 (64.41%) Network Engineer
2 9 (15.25%) Senior Network Engineer
3 6 (10.17%) Support Engineer
4 5 (8.47%) Network Support
4 5 (8.47%) Security Engineer
5 4 (6.78%) Network Security Engineer
5 4 (6.78%) Network Support Engineer
6 3 (5.08%) Architect
6 3 (5.08%) Consultant
6 3 (5.08%) Network Consultant
6 3 (5.08%) Network Specialist
7 2 (3.39%) Analyst
7 2 (3.39%) Deployment Engineer
7 2 (3.39%) IT Engineer
7 2 (3.39%) IT Support
7 2 (3.39%) IT Support Engineer
7 2 (3.39%) Lead Architect
7 2 (3.39%) Lead Security Architect
7 2 (3.39%) Platform Engineer
7 2 (3.39%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.39%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (20.34%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.78%) Smartphone
3 3 (5.08%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (3.39%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.69%) EMC VNX
5 1 (1.69%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (13.56%) Windows
2 4 (6.78%) Android
2 4 (6.78%) Linux
2 4 (6.78%) Windows 10
2 4 (6.78%) Windows Server
2 4 (6.78%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (6.78%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (3.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (25.42%) ITIL
2 14 (23.73%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 13 (22.03%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (16.95%) DevOps
4 10 (16.95%) Two-Factor Authentication
5 9 (15.25%) Kanban
6 8 (13.56%) Performance Tuning
7 7 (11.86%) Service Delivery
8 5 (8.47%) Decision-Making
8 5 (8.47%) Incident Management
8 5 (8.47%) Network Design
8 5 (8.47%) Network Load Balancing
8 5 (8.47%) Network Management
9 4 (6.78%) Change Management
9 4 (6.78%) Mobile Device Management
9 4 (6.78%) Proactive Management
9 4 (6.78%) Service Management
10 3 (5.08%) Cryptography
10 3 (5.08%) Escalation Management
10 3 (5.08%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.08%) Bash Shell
1 3 (5.08%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.69%) C
2 1 (1.69%) C++
2 1 (1.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 34 (57.63%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (50.85%) CCNP
3 6 (10.17%) CCNA
4 3 (5.08%) CCIE
4 3 (5.08%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.39%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.69%) CCIE Security
6 1 (1.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.78%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (5.08%) PMO
3 2 (3.39%) JSP 440
3 2 (3.39%) QA
4 1 (1.69%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (11.86%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (6.78%) VMware NSX
3 3 (5.08%) vSphere
4 2 (3.39%) Firmware
4 2 (3.39%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.69%) NFS
5 1 (1.69%) XenApp
5 1 (1.69%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (8.47%) vCenter Server
2 4 (6.78%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (6.78%) SCCM
3 2 (3.39%) Cacti
Vendors
1 48 (81.36%) Cisco
2 21 (35.59%) F5
3 18 (30.51%) Juniper
4 11 (18.64%) Blue Coat
5 9 (15.25%) McAfee
6 8 (13.56%) HP
7 7 (11.86%) VMware
8 6 (10.17%) Fortinet
9 5 (8.47%) Palo Alto
10 4 (6.78%) Citrix
11 3 (5.08%) Meraki
12 2 (3.39%) Remedy
12 2 (3.39%) Riverbed
12 2 (3.39%) SolarWinds
13 1 (1.69%) EMC
13 1 (1.69%) Forcepoint
13 1 (1.69%) NetApp