Period
to 1 April 2020

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 1 April 2020 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 West
6 months to
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 174 171 165
Rank change year-on-year -3 -6 -16
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 20 55 33
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South West 0.40% 0.88% 0.64%
As % of the Vendors category 1.00% 2.05% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 43 25
Median daily rate £363 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -9.38% +6.67%
10th Percentile £350 £276 £208
90th Percentile £488 £474 £500
England median daily rate £400 £420 £425
% change year-on-year -4.76% -1.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 £33.29 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.15% - -
England median hourly rate £26.81 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year -40.42% - -

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 West.

All Vendors
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 1,996 2,680 1,918
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 39.98% 43.04% 36.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,285 1,613 1,147
Median daily rate £450 £434 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +9.81% +5.33%
10th Percentile £189 £263 £223
90th Percentile £625 £600 £556
England median daily rate £450 £455 £450
% change year-on-year -1.00% +1.01% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 159 96
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +68.54% -37.76%
10th Percentile £11.13 £11.17 £12.18
90th Percentile £52.12 £50.00 £46.38
Median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% -

CheckPoint
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing CheckPoint as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for CheckPoint in the South West

CheckPoint
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing CheckPoint in the South West.

Daily rate trend for CheckPoint in the South West

CheckPoint
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing CheckPoint in the South West over the 6 months to 1 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for CheckPoint in the South West

CheckPoint
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing CheckPoint in the South West.

Hourly rate trend for CheckPoint in the South West

CheckPoint
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 1 April 2020. 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
Bristol +11 7 £413 +6.45% 3
Somerset +3 7 £350 -17.65%
Wiltshire +3 3 £375 +1.35% 1
Gloucestershire +17 2 £350 -
Dorset -5 1 £500 +66.67% 1
CheckPoint
England

For the 6 months to 1 April 2020, 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 South West region with a requirement for CheckPoint.

1 15 (75.00%) Cisco
2 14 (70.00%) Firewall
3 10 (50.00%) Linux
3 10 (50.00%) Network Security
4 8 (40.00%) Windows
4 8 (40.00%) Windows Server
5 7 (35.00%) VPN
5 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (35.00%) F5
6 6 (30.00%) Load Balancing
6 6 (30.00%) CCNA
6 6 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (30.00%) Sophos
6 6 (30.00%) Data Centre
7 5 (25.00%) Wireless
7 5 (25.00%) CCNP
7 5 (25.00%) WAN
7 5 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (20.00%) LAN
8 4 (20.00%) Juniper
8 4 (20.00%) SSL
8 4 (20.00%) TCP/IP
9 3 (15.00%) McAfee
9 3 (15.00%) NetScreen
9 3 (15.00%) Telecoms
9 3 (15.00%) VMware
9 3 (15.00%) Service Delivery
9 3 (15.00%) DNS
9 3 (15.00%) SIEM
9 3 (15.00%) Cisco Nexus

CheckPoint
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 1 (5.00%) MQSeries
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Azure
1 2 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (70.00%) Firewall
2 10 (50.00%) Network Security
3 7 (35.00%) VPN
4 5 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (25.00%) WAN
4 5 (25.00%) Wireless
5 4 (20.00%) LAN
5 4 (20.00%) SSL
5 4 (20.00%) TCP/IP
6 3 (15.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (15.00%) DNS
6 3 (15.00%) NetScreen
7 2 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (10.00%) FWSM
7 2 (10.00%) HTTP
7 2 (10.00%) IPsec
7 2 (10.00%) SNMP
7 2 (10.00%) tcpdump
7 2 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (10.00%) Wireshark
General
1 3 (15.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.00%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Firewall Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Network Systems Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Security Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Server Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Windows Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Windows Server Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Windows Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) J2EE
1 1 (5.00%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.00%) PKI
3 1 (5.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (5.00%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.00%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 10 (50.00%) Linux
2 8 (40.00%) Windows
2 8 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2016
5 1 (5.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Load Balancing
2 3 (15.00%) Data Encryption
2 3 (15.00%) Project Delivery
2 3 (15.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (15.00%) SIEM
3 2 (10.00%) ITIL
3 2 (10.00%) Migration
3 2 (10.00%) Server Monitoring
4 1 (5.00%) Change Management
4 1 (5.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (5.00%) High Availability
4 1 (5.00%) Network Architecture
4 1 (5.00%) Network Management
4 1 (5.00%) Process Management
4 1 (5.00%) Project Management
4 1 (5.00%) Quality Management
4 1 (5.00%) Risk Management
4 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (5.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) Java
1 1 (5.00%) Perl
1 1 (5.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (30.00%) CCNA
1 6 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (25.00%) CCNP
3 3 (15.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (10.00%) CCSA
5 1 (5.00%) CCIP
5 1 (5.00%) CCSE
5 1 (5.00%) CISSP
5 1 (5.00%) MCSE
5 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (5.00%) VCP6
5 1 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (5.00%) Samba
3 1 (5.00%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (5.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) AirWatch
1 1 (5.00%) Ansible
1 1 (5.00%) Icinga
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (5.00%) Nessus
1 1 (5.00%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 15 (75.00%) Cisco
2 7 (35.00%) F5
3 6 (30.00%) Sophos
4 4 (20.00%) Juniper
5 3 (15.00%) Blue Coat
5 3 (15.00%) McAfee
5 3 (15.00%) VMware
6 2 (10.00%) 3PAR
6 2 (10.00%) Forcepoint
6 2 (10.00%) IBM
6 2 (10.00%) NetApp
6 2 (10.00%) Palo Alto
7 1 (5.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 1 (5.00%) Fortinet
7 1 (5.00%) HP
7 1 (5.00%) Meraki
7 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
7 1 (5.00%) Splunk
7 1 (5.00%) Symantec
7 1 (5.00%) Twitter