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 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 165 125 151
Rank change year-on-year -40 +26  
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 91 155 117
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.17% 1.72% 1.26%
As % of the Vendors category 2.38% 3.56% 2.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 96 59
Median daily rate £438 £388 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.90% -2.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £315 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £468 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 10
Median hourly rate £57.00 £38.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.05% -1.28%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -6.25% +45.45%  

CheckPoint is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all 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 3827 4353 4417
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 49.35% 48.40% 47.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 2131 2551 2414
Median daily rate £413 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +0.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 218 228
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +2.56%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.84 £11.00 £11.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £49.46 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.92 £18.50
% change year-on-year -16.32% +13.05%  

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 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 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 -5 34 £425 +13.33% 1
Kent +13 16 £425 +109.87% 1
Surrey +2 14 £513 +25.30% 3
Berkshire -21 11 £488 +18.18% 4
Buckinghamshire -19 9 £400 -1.23% 2
West Sussex +20 8 £395 +21.53%
Oxfordshire -9 2 - -
Middlesex +11 1 £500 +11.11%
CheckPoint
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 164 (86.77%) Firewall
2 161 (85.19%) Cisco
3 93 (49.21%) Cisco Certification
4 85 (44.97%) WAN
5 84 (44.44%) CCNP
6 82 (43.39%) LAN
7 74 (39.15%) F5
8 73 (38.62%) Juniper
9 62 (32.80%) Network Security
10 59 (31.22%) Wireless
11 55 (29.10%) Cisco ASA
12 54 (28.57%) Security Cleared
13 49 (25.93%) SC Cleared
14 45 (23.81%) HP
15 44 (23.28%) CCIE
16 43 (22.75%) CCDP
16 43 (22.75%) Palo Alto
17 42 (22.22%) Riverbed
18 41 (21.69%) Network Design
19 39 (20.63%) CCSE
20 38 (20.11%) CCSA
20 38 (20.11%) Fortinet
21 36 (19.05%) Blue Coat
21 36 (19.05%) ITIL
22 34 (17.99%) DNS
23 33 (17.46%) FortiGate
24 32 (16.93%) VPN
25 30 (15.87%) Load Balancing
26 29 (15.34%) Aruba
27 28 (14.81%) MPLS

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 11 (5.82%) Skype for Business
2 7 (3.70%) MS Exchange
3 5 (2.65%) IIS
3 5 (2.65%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.12%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.53%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 5 (2.65%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (2.65%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (6.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (5.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 3 (1.59%) SaaS
5 1 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.53%) IaaS
5 1 (0.53%) Office 365
5 1 (0.53%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 164 (86.77%) Firewall
2 85 (44.97%) WAN
3 82 (43.39%) LAN
4 62 (32.80%) Network Security
5 59 (31.22%) Wireless
6 55 (29.10%) Cisco ASA
7 34 (17.99%) DNS
8 32 (16.93%) VPN
9 28 (14.81%) MPLS
10 25 (13.23%) Cisco Nexus
11 24 (12.70%) BIG-IP
12 22 (11.64%) BGP
12 22 (11.64%) VoIP
13 19 (10.05%) NetScaler
14 18 (9.52%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 17 (8.99%) SSL
16 16 (8.47%) IPsec
17 15 (7.94%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
18 14 (7.41%) DHCP
18 14 (7.41%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.17%) BusinessObjects
2 5 (2.65%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.53%) Git (software)
General
1 24 (12.70%) Telecoms
2 17 (8.99%) Finance
3 8 (4.23%) Banking
4 1 (0.53%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.53%) Electronics
4 1 (0.53%) Legal
4 1 (0.53%) Local Government
4 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.53%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 91 (48.15%) Network Engineer
2 24 (12.70%) Consultant
3 23 (12.17%) Security Engineer
4 17 (8.99%) Cisco Engineer
4 17 (8.99%) Firewall Engineer
4 17 (8.99%) Network Security Engineer
5 16 (8.47%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 15 (7.94%) Architect
6 15 (7.94%) Security Consultant
7 13 (6.88%) Network Consultant
8 12 (6.35%) Analyst
8 12 (6.35%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 11 (5.82%) Designer
10 9 (4.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 9 (4.76%) Design Engineer
10 9 (4.76%) Firewall Consultant
10 9 (4.76%) Network Design Engineer
10 9 (4.76%) Network Security Consultant
10 9 (4.76%) Security Designer
10 9 (4.76%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.23%) Regular Expression
2 6 (3.17%) 802.1X
3 5 (2.65%) .NET
4 1 (0.53%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.53%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.53%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (0.53%) JSON
4 1 (0.53%) REST
4 1 (0.53%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 22 (11.64%) Computer Science
3 7 (3.70%) BBC
3 7 (3.70%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (2.65%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.12%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.12%) Replication
6 3 (1.59%) FlexPod
7 2 (1.06%) CMDB
8 1 (0.53%) CLARiiON
8 1 (0.53%) Clustering
8 1 (0.53%) DataPower
8 1 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.53%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.53%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.53%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.53%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.53%) PKI
8 1 (0.53%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.53%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 13 (6.88%) Windows
2 11 (5.82%) Linux
3 8 (4.23%) Windows Server
4 4 (2.12%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.59%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.06%) Windows 10
6 2 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.53%) AIX
7 1 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.53%) Solaris
7 1 (0.53%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (21.69%) Network Design
2 36 (19.05%) ITIL
3 30 (15.87%) Load Balancing
4 26 (13.76%) Service Management
5 24 (12.70%) ITSM
6 11 (5.82%) Kalman Filter
7 10 (5.29%) Information Security
8 9 (4.76%) Migration
8 9 (4.76%) SIEM
9 8 (4.23%) Change Management
9 8 (4.23%) Email Filtering
9 8 (4.23%) Web Filtering
10 7 (3.70%) Customer Requirements
10 7 (3.70%) Network Management
11 6 (3.17%) Capacity Management
11 6 (3.17%) Configuration Management
11 6 (3.17%) ISMS
11 6 (3.17%) Mentoring
12 5 (2.65%) Project Management
12 5 (2.65%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (2.65%) PowerShell
2 3 (1.59%) C++
3 2 (1.06%) C
3 2 (1.06%) SQL
4 1 (0.53%) C#
4 1 (0.53%) Perl
4 1 (0.53%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 93 (49.21%) Cisco Certification
2 84 (44.44%) CCNP
3 54 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 49 (25.93%) SC Cleared
5 44 (23.28%) CCIE
6 43 (22.75%) CCDP
7 39 (20.63%) CCSE
8 38 (20.11%) CCSA
9 26 (13.76%) CCNA
10 25 (13.23%) CCIP
10 25 (13.23%) Degree
10 25 (13.23%) JNCIA
10 25 (13.23%) JNCIE
11 21 (11.11%) HP ASE
11 21 (11.11%) HP MASE
12 19 (10.05%) Computer Science Degree
13 15 (7.94%) CISSP
14 10 (5.29%) CCSP
15 8 (4.23%) CISM
16 5 (2.65%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (3.70%) SLA
3 6 (3.17%) PCI DSS
4 5 (2.65%) QA
5 4 (2.12%) PMO
6 3 (1.59%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (1.06%) JSP 440
7 2 (1.06%) RMADS
8 1 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 12 (6.35%) Active Directory
1 12 (6.35%) ProxySG
1 12 (6.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (3.17%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (2.12%) Hyper-V
3 4 (2.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 4 (2.12%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (1.59%) BitLocker
5 2 (1.06%) XenApp
6 1 (0.53%) Docker
6 1 (0.53%) vSphere
6 1 (0.53%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 33 (17.46%) FortiGate
2 3 (1.59%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (1.59%) SCCM
3 1 (0.53%) Forum Sentry
3 1 (0.53%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.53%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.53%) Puppet
3 1 (0.53%) SCOM
Vendors
1 161 (85.19%) Cisco
2 74 (39.15%) F5
3 73 (38.62%) Juniper
4 45 (23.81%) HP
5 43 (22.75%) Palo Alto
6 42 (22.22%) Riverbed
7 38 (20.11%) Fortinet
8 36 (19.05%) Blue Coat
9 29 (15.34%) Aruba
10 21 (11.11%) Citrix
10 21 (11.11%) Microsoft
11 16 (8.47%) VMware
12 11 (5.82%) Dell
13 10 (5.29%) Nokia
14 9 (4.76%) Extreme Networks
15 8 (4.23%) Mitel
16 7 (3.70%) NetApp
16 7 (3.70%) Rackspace
16 7 (3.70%) Virgin Media
17 6 (3.17%) Red Hat
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