The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
CheckPoint
England / South East
Rank 143 136 117
Rank change year-on-year -7 -19  
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 99 140 160
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.26% 1.52% 1.64%
As % of the Vendors category 2.56% 3.11% 3.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 70 67
Median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £223 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £381
% change year-on-year - -1.63%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 3
Median hourly rate - £37.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -21.05%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £37.25 £47.50
% change year-on-year -6.04% -21.57%  

CheckPoint is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 3861 4495 4467
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 49.17% 48.86% 45.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2111 2662 2334
Median daily rate £415 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.09% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £240 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £530 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 204 226
Median hourly rate £15.50 £30.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.33% +62.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £12.25 £11.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £60.00 £42.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

CheckPoint
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing CheckPoint as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for CheckPoint in the South East

CheckPoint
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing CheckPoint in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for CheckPoint in the South East

CheckPoint
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CheckPoint in the South East over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CheckPoint in the South East

CheckPoint
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing CheckPoint in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for CheckPoint in the South East

CheckPoint
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CheckPoint within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +3 51 £410 +2.50% 2
Berkshire +4 16 £400 +1.91% 8
Buckinghamshire 0 12 £350 -12.50% 1
West Sussex +7 7 £388 - 1
Surrey -5 7 £550 +10.00% 3
Middlesex +4 3 £450 -10.00%
Kent +3 1 - - 1
Oxfordshire -14 1 £475 +100.00%
CheckPoint
England

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 South East region with a requirement for CheckPoint.

1 177 (80.45%) Cisco
1 177 (80.45%) Firewall
2 88 (40.00%) Juniper
3 86 (39.09%) LAN
3 86 (39.09%) Cisco ASA
4 85 (38.64%) Cisco Certification
5 78 (35.45%) WAN
6 68 (30.91%) F5
7 60 (27.27%) Wireless
8 59 (26.82%) Network Security
9 56 (25.45%) CCNP
10 52 (23.64%) ITIL
11 51 (23.18%) Security Cleared
12 49 (22.27%) SC Cleared
13 47 (21.36%) Palo Alto
14 40 (18.18%) Network Design
15 39 (17.73%) HP
15 39 (17.73%) VPN
16 38 (17.27%) CCSE
17 37 (16.82%) CCIE
18 36 (16.36%) Fortinet
19 34 (15.45%) Service Management
19 34 (15.45%) Cisco Nexus
20 33 (15.00%) Data Centre
20 33 (15.00%) Blue Coat
21 32 (14.55%) DNS
21 32 (14.55%) Citrix
22 31 (14.09%) VoIP
22 31 (14.09%) CCSA
22 31 (14.09%) Aruba

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 6 (2.73%) Skype for Business
2 3 (1.36%) MS Exchange
2 3 (1.36%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (2.27%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.36%) MS Office
2 3 (1.36%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.91%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.45%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (3.18%) IaaS
3 5 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.36%) SaaS
5 2 (0.91%) Office 365
5 2 (0.91%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.45%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 177 (80.45%) Firewall
2 86 (39.09%) Cisco ASA
2 86 (39.09%) LAN
3 78 (35.45%) WAN
4 60 (27.27%) Wireless
5 59 (26.82%) Network Security
6 39 (17.73%) VPN
7 34 (15.45%) Cisco Nexus
8 32 (14.55%) DNS
9 31 (14.09%) VoIP
10 29 (13.18%) NetScaler
11 23 (10.45%) SSL
12 22 (10.00%) BIG-IP
13 21 (9.55%) BGP
13 21 (9.55%) MPLS
14 20 (9.09%) TCP/IP
15 19 (8.64%) OSPF
16 15 (6.82%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 12 (5.45%) Wi-Fi
18 10 (4.55%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.73%) BusinessObjects
2 5 (2.27%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.91%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.91%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (0.91%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (0.91%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (0.45%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 22 (10.00%) Finance
1 22 (10.00%) Telecoms
2 8 (3.64%) Retail
3 4 (1.82%) Banking
4 2 (0.91%) Local Government
5 1 (0.45%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.45%) Legal
Job Titles
1 98 (44.55%) Network Engineer
2 30 (13.64%) Security Engineer
3 27 (12.27%) Architect
4 25 (11.36%) Network Security Engineer
5 20 (9.09%) Consultant
5 20 (9.09%) Firewall Engineer
6 19 (8.64%) Analyst
6 19 (8.64%) Cisco Engineer
6 19 (8.64%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 16 (7.27%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 14 (6.36%) Network Analyst
8 14 (6.36%) Security Architect
9 12 (5.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 11 (5.00%) Network Consultant
11 10 (4.55%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
11 10 (4.55%) Security Consultant
12 9 (4.09%) Design Engineer
13 8 (3.64%) Network Design Engineer
13 8 (3.64%) Senior Network Engineer
14 7 (3.18%) Cisco Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.64%) Regular Expression
1 8 (3.64%) SAML
2 2 (0.91%) CSS
3 1 (0.45%) .NET
3 1 (0.45%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.45%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.45%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (0.45%) CGI
3 1 (0.45%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 33 (15.00%) Data Centre
2 13 (5.91%) Computer Science
3 12 (5.45%) CMDB
4 8 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.73%) PKI
6 5 (2.27%) Clustering
6 5 (2.27%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.82%) Fat Client
7 4 (1.82%) Thin Client
8 3 (1.36%) FlexPod
8 3 (1.36%) Replication
9 2 (0.91%) BBC
9 2 (0.91%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.91%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.91%) Wiki
10 1 (0.45%) DataPower
10 1 (0.45%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.45%) PMI
10 1 (0.45%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.45%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 25 (11.36%) Windows
2 14 (6.36%) Windows Server
3 13 (5.91%) Linux
3 13 (5.91%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (2.73%) Unix
6 5 (2.27%) Windows 7
7 4 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (1.36%) Solaris
9 1 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.45%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.45%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.45%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.45%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (23.64%) ITIL
2 40 (18.18%) Network Design
3 34 (15.45%) Service Management
4 23 (10.45%) Load Balancing
5 19 (8.64%) SIEM
6 18 (8.18%) ITSM
7 17 (7.73%) Change Management
8 15 (6.82%) Project Management
9 12 (5.45%) Network Architecture
10 11 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
11 10 (4.55%) Penetration Testing
11 10 (4.55%) Risk Management
11 10 (4.55%) Vulnerability Management
12 9 (4.09%) Email Filtering
12 9 (4.09%) Kalman Filter
12 9 (4.09%) Security Management
12 9 (4.09%) Web Filtering
13 8 (3.64%) Data Loss Prevention
13 8 (3.64%) Incident Management
14 7 (3.18%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 3 (1.36%) PowerShell
2 2 (0.91%) SQL
3 1 (0.45%) C
3 1 (0.45%) C#
3 1 (0.45%) Perl
3 1 (0.45%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 85 (38.64%) Cisco Certification
2 56 (25.45%) CCNP
3 51 (23.18%) Security Cleared
4 49 (22.27%) SC Cleared
5 38 (17.27%) CCSE
6 37 (16.82%) CCIE
7 31 (14.09%) CCSA
8 26 (11.82%) CCNA
9 24 (10.91%) CCDP
10 20 (9.09%) Degree
11 19 (8.64%) JNCIA
12 18 (8.18%) CCIP
12 18 (8.18%) JNCIE
13 16 (7.27%) HP ASE
13 16 (7.27%) HP MASE
14 10 (4.55%) CCSP
15 8 (3.64%) CISSP
16 7 (3.18%) CISMP
16 7 (3.18%) CRISC
17 6 (2.73%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (9.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (4.55%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.82%) SLA
4 3 (1.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.45%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.45%) PMO
System Software
1 25 (11.36%) Active Directory
2 22 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.18%) XenApp
4 6 (2.73%) XenServer
5 5 (2.27%) Hyper-V
5 5 (2.27%) ProxySG
5 5 (2.27%) vCloud
5 5 (2.27%) VMware ESX
5 5 (2.27%) XenDesktop
6 4 (1.82%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (1.36%) BitLocker
7 3 (1.36%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.36%) vSphere
8 1 (0.45%) Docker
8 1 (0.45%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.45%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 25 (11.36%) FortiGate
2 7 (3.18%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 6 (2.73%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (2.27%) SCCM
5 4 (1.82%) CA Spectrum
6 3 (1.36%) OPNET
6 3 (1.36%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (0.91%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (0.91%) vMotion
8 1 (0.45%) AppDNA
8 1 (0.45%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.45%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.45%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.45%) Puppet
8 1 (0.45%) Stealthwatch
8 1 (0.45%) TrustSec
8 1 (0.45%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 177 (80.45%) Cisco
2 88 (40.00%) Juniper
3 68 (30.91%) F5
4 47 (21.36%) Palo Alto
5 39 (17.73%) HP
6 36 (16.36%) Fortinet
7 33 (15.00%) Blue Coat
8 32 (14.55%) Citrix
9 31 (14.09%) Aruba
10 28 (12.73%) VMware
11 26 (11.82%) Riverbed
12 19 (8.64%) Extreme Networks
13 17 (7.73%) Dell
13 17 (7.73%) Microsoft
14 11 (5.00%) Nokia
14 11 (5.00%) SolarWinds
14 11 (5.00%) Symantec
15 10 (4.55%) CA
15 10 (4.55%) Oracle
16 9 (4.09%) Intel Security
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