Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 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
England > South East
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 221 131 155
Rank change year-on-year -90 +24 -7
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 155 302 284
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.93% 1.80% 1.45%
As % of the Vendors category 1.93% 3.73% 3.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 226 187
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +6.45% +3.33%
10th Percentile £318 £308 £209
90th Percentile £538 £500 £470
England median daily rate £418 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +1.21% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 20
South East median hourly rate - £41.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.13% -13.33%
England median hourly rate £33.00 £40.00 £29.33
% change year-on-year -17.50% +36.39% -12.46%

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 the South East.

All Vendors
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 8041 8100 9322
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 48.16% 48.39% 47.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 4615 4661 5205
South East median daily rate £420 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.23% +6.16%
10th Percentile £240 £225 £225
90th Percentile £575 £556 £533
England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 340 406 439
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.68% -13.89% +14.43%
10th Percentile £10.00 £9.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £43.75 £47.90 £43.75
England median hourly rate £17.25 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +4.55% -5.71% +6.06%

CheckPoint
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing CheckPoint as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

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 6 months to 18 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 18 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
Hampshire -27 61 £400 - 2
Thames Valley -64 57 £425 +0.47% 9
Surrey -26 27 £500 +22.25%
Berkshire -53 25 £475 +11.76% 5
Oxfordshire +12 20 £425 - 1
Buckinghamshire -36 12 £400 +10.34% 3
Kent -8 11 £525 +110.00%
West Sussex -4 3 £379 -17.66%
Middlesex -4 1 - -
CheckPoint
England

For the 6 months to 18 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 South East region with a requirement for CheckPoint.

1 132 (85.16%) Firewall
2 120 (77.42%) Cisco
3 72 (46.45%) Network Security
4 54 (34.84%) Juniper
5 52 (33.55%) Cisco Certification
6 48 (30.97%) CCNP
6 48 (30.97%) F5
7 41 (26.45%) Palo Alto
7 41 (26.45%) Cisco ASA
8 37 (23.87%) WAN
9 32 (20.65%) ITIL
9 32 (20.65%) Citrix
10 31 (20.00%) CCIE
10 31 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
11 30 (19.35%) VPN
11 30 (19.35%) Wireless
12 28 (18.06%) CCSA
12 28 (18.06%) Load Balancing
12 28 (18.06%) LAN
13 27 (17.42%) Security Cleared
14 26 (16.77%) CCSE
15 25 (16.13%) SC Cleared
16 24 (15.48%) TCP/IP
17 23 (14.84%) DNS
17 23 (14.84%) Finance
17 23 (14.84%) Network Design
17 23 (14.84%) Blue Coat
17 23 (14.84%) Data Centre
18 21 (13.55%) NetScaler
18 21 (13.55%) FortiGate

CheckPoint
Co-occurring 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 8 (5.16%) MS Exchange
2 7 (4.52%) SAS
3 6 (3.87%) Skype for Business
4 3 (1.94%) IIS
5 2 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.65%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.65%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (3.23%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.29%) RMDS
2 1 (0.65%) Maximo
2 1 (0.65%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 19 (12.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (10.97%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (0.65%) CloudSense
4 1 (0.65%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 132 (85.16%) Firewall
2 72 (46.45%) Network Security
3 41 (26.45%) Cisco ASA
4 37 (23.87%) WAN
5 31 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 30 (19.35%) VPN
6 30 (19.35%) Wireless
7 28 (18.06%) LAN
8 24 (15.48%) TCP/IP
9 23 (14.84%) DNS
10 21 (13.55%) NetScaler
11 20 (12.90%) MPLS
12 19 (12.26%) DHCP
13 18 (11.61%) SSL
14 16 (10.32%) BGP
15 15 (9.68%) BIG-IP
16 13 (8.39%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
16 13 (8.39%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 12 (7.74%) Internet
17 12 (7.74%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.52%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (1.94%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 23 (14.84%) Finance
2 15 (9.68%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.58%) Billing
4 3 (1.94%) Banking
4 3 (1.94%) Retail
5 1 (0.65%) Legal
Job Titles
1 81 (52.26%) Network Engineer
2 29 (18.71%) Security Engineer
3 26 (16.77%) Architect
4 22 (14.19%) Network Security Engineer
5 12 (7.74%) Consultant
5 12 (7.74%) Infrastructure Architect
6 10 (6.45%) Firewall Engineer
6 10 (6.45%) Network Architect
7 9 (5.81%) Security Architect
8 8 (5.16%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 8 (5.16%) Check Point Consultant
8 8 (5.16%) Cisco Engineer
8 8 (5.16%) Senior Network Engineer
9 7 (4.52%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
9 7 (4.52%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 7 (4.52%) Network Consultant
10 6 (3.87%) Analyst
10 6 (3.87%) Domain Architect
10 6 (3.87%) Operations Engineer
11 5 (3.23%) Network Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.45%) Regular Expression
2 2 (1.29%) Rendezvous
2 2 (1.29%) Web Services
3 1 (0.65%) J2EE
3 1 (0.65%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 23 (14.84%) Data Centre
2 9 (5.81%) Computer Science
3 7 (4.52%) Public Cloud
4 5 (3.23%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.94%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.94%) DataPower
5 3 (1.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (1.29%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.29%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.65%) BBC
7 1 (0.65%) CMDB
7 1 (0.65%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.65%) iPad
7 1 (0.65%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 14 (9.03%) Linux
2 10 (6.45%) Windows
3 8 (5.16%) CentOS
3 8 (5.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (4.52%) Windows Server
5 4 (2.58%) Unix
5 4 (2.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.94%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.65%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (20.65%) ITIL
2 28 (18.06%) Load Balancing
3 23 (14.84%) Network Design
4 18 (11.61%) Service Management
5 14 (9.03%) Kalman Filter
6 12 (7.74%) Information Security
6 12 (7.74%) Network Management
7 11 (7.10%) Change Management
7 11 (7.10%) Migration
8 10 (6.45%) Email Filtering
9 9 (5.81%) Customer Requirements
9 9 (5.81%) Network Architecture
9 9 (5.81%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 8 (5.16%) ITSM
10 8 (5.16%) Security Architecture
11 7 (4.52%) Capacity Management
12 6 (3.87%) Programme Management
12 6 (3.87%) SIEM
13 5 (3.23%) Configuration Management
13 5 (3.23%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.52%) Python
2 6 (3.87%) Perl
3 4 (2.58%) Bash Shell
3 4 (2.58%) C-shell
3 4 (2.58%) Korn
4 2 (1.29%) Java
5 1 (0.65%) C
5 1 (0.65%) C++
5 1 (0.65%) Ruby
5 1 (0.65%) SQL
Qualifications
1 52 (33.55%) Cisco Certification
2 48 (30.97%) CCNP
3 31 (20.00%) CCIE
4 28 (18.06%) CCSA
5 27 (17.42%) Security Cleared
6 26 (16.77%) CCSE
7 25 (16.13%) SC Cleared
8 16 (10.32%) CCNA
9 13 (8.39%) CCDP
10 10 (6.45%) Degree
11 9 (5.81%) CCIP
11 9 (5.81%) Computer Science Degree
12 8 (5.16%) HP ASE
12 8 (5.16%) JNCIA
12 8 (5.16%) JNCIE
13 7 (4.52%) CCIE Service Provider
13 7 (4.52%) CCSP
13 7 (4.52%) HP MASE
14 3 (1.94%) Microsoft Certification
15 2 (1.29%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (3.87%) SLA
2 2 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 2 (1.29%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.29%) PMO
3 1 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.65%) QA
System Software
1 8 (5.16%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.87%) ProxySG
3 6 (3.87%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (2.58%) NFS
5 3 (1.94%) XenServer
6 2 (1.29%) BitLocker
6 2 (1.29%) Openswan
6 2 (1.29%) pfSense
7 1 (0.65%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.65%) Samba
7 1 (0.65%) UAG
7 1 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.65%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 21 (13.55%) FortiGate
2 4 (2.58%) Nagios
3 3 (1.94%) CA Spectrum
3 3 (1.94%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (1.94%) SCCM
3 3 (1.94%) Stealthwatch
4 2 (1.29%) Cacti
4 2 (1.29%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (1.29%) MIMEsweeper
4 2 (1.29%) SCOM
5 1 (0.65%) Ansible
5 1 (0.65%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.65%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.65%) Forum Sentry
5 1 (0.65%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.65%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 120 (77.42%) Cisco
2 54 (34.84%) Juniper
3 48 (30.97%) F5
4 41 (26.45%) Palo Alto
5 32 (20.65%) Citrix
6 23 (14.84%) Blue Coat
7 20 (12.90%) HP
7 20 (12.90%) SolarWinds
8 17 (10.97%) Riverbed
9 16 (10.32%) Extreme Networks
10 15 (9.68%) Fortinet
11 12 (7.74%) Dell
12 11 (7.10%) Aruba
12 11 (7.10%) Microsoft
13 9 (5.81%) NetApp
14 8 (5.16%) VMware
15 7 (4.52%) Barracuda Networks
15 7 (4.52%) CA
15 7 (4.52%) Foundry
16 6 (3.87%) McAfee