Period
to 23 June 2018

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 23 June 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
England > South West
6 months to
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 161 156 98
Rank change year-on-year -5 -58 +52
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 37 49 119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.73% 0.93% 2.03%
As % of the Vendors category 1.98% 2.26% 4.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 38 100
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £223 £311 £263
90th Percentile £494 £416 £426
England median daily rate £425 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £15.20 £57.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -73.33% +42.50% +2.56%

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 1,872 2,171 2,465
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 37.03% 41.09% 42.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,073 1,338 1,556
South West median daily rate £400 £383 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.51% +3.45% +2.07%
10th Percentile £222 £213 £222
90th Percentile £553 £538 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 108 130
South West median hourly rate £25.50 £39.25 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.03% +53.92% +27.50%
10th Percentile £11.18 £13.70 £11.59
90th Percentile £47.00 £50.75 £51.50
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.45% -4.17% +2.86%

CheckPoint
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing CheckPoint as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CheckPoint in the South West

CheckPoint
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CheckPoint in the South West over the 6 months to 23 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CheckPoint in the South West

CheckPoint
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor 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 23 June 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
Wiltshire +13 20 £425 +16.44% 4
Bristol -21 7 £325 -13.33% 1
Somerset +5 4 £325 -27.86%
Dorset -7 4 £375 -
CheckPoint
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 South West region with a requirement for CheckPoint.

1 28 (75.68%) Firewall
2 20 (54.05%) Cisco
3 14 (37.84%) Juniper
4 13 (35.14%) WAN
5 11 (29.73%) VPN
6 10 (27.03%) LAN
7 9 (24.32%) Finance
8 7 (18.92%) MPLS
8 7 (18.92%) TCP/IP
8 7 (18.92%) Data Centre
9 6 (16.22%) Microsoft Azure
10 5 (13.51%) Amazon AWS
10 5 (13.51%) Junos
10 5 (13.51%) Load Balancing
10 5 (13.51%) Network Security
10 5 (13.51%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (13.51%) Unix
10 5 (13.51%) Windows
10 5 (13.51%) BGP
10 5 (13.51%) Wireless
10 5 (13.51%) FortiGate
11 4 (10.81%) F5
11 4 (10.81%) OSPF
11 4 (10.81%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (10.81%) Linux
11 4 (10.81%) ITIL
11 4 (10.81%) Intrusion Detection
11 4 (10.81%) Wireshark
12 3 (8.11%) Degree
12 3 (8.11%) SSH

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 3 (8.11%) Apache
1 3 (8.11%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 6 (16.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (13.51%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (8.11%) PaaS
4 2 (5.41%) Office 365
4 2 (5.41%) OpenShift
5 1 (2.70%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (2.70%) IaaS
5 1 (2.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (75.68%) Firewall
2 13 (35.14%) WAN
3 11 (29.73%) VPN
4 10 (27.03%) LAN
5 7 (18.92%) MPLS
5 7 (18.92%) TCP/IP
6 5 (13.51%) BGP
6 5 (13.51%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (13.51%) Junos
6 5 (13.51%) Network Security
6 5 (13.51%) Wireless
7 4 (10.81%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (10.81%) OSPF
7 4 (10.81%) Wireshark
8 3 (8.11%) ADSL
8 3 (8.11%) HTTP
8 3 (8.11%) HTTPS
8 3 (8.11%) SMTP
8 3 (8.11%) SSH
8 3 (8.11%) Telnet
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Git (software)
1 2 (5.41%) GitLab
1 2 (5.41%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (24.32%) Finance
2 1 (2.70%) Electronics
2 1 (2.70%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 15 (40.54%) Network Engineer
2 4 (10.81%) Architect
3 3 (8.11%) Analyst
3 3 (8.11%) Firewall Engineer
3 3 (8.11%) Network Analyst
3 3 (8.11%) Network Specialist
3 3 (8.11%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (8.11%) Voice Architect
4 2 (5.41%) Administrator
4 2 (5.41%) AWS Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) Cloud Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) Consultant
4 2 (5.41%) Juniper Consultant
4 2 (5.41%) Linux Administrator
4 2 (5.41%) Network Consultant
4 2 (5.41%) Operations Manager
4 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) Security Manager
4 2 (5.41%) Security Operations Manager
4 2 (5.41%) Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.92%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.41%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.41%) Private Cloud
2 2 (5.41%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.51%) Unix
1 5 (13.51%) Windows
2 4 (10.81%) Linux
3 2 (5.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (5.41%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (13.51%) Load Balancing
2 4 (10.81%) ITIL
3 3 (8.11%) Migration
3 3 (8.11%) Network Architecture
3 3 (8.11%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (5.41%) Adaptive Security
4 2 (5.41%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (5.41%) Business Continuity
4 2 (5.41%) Capacity Management
4 2 (5.41%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (5.41%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (5.41%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (5.41%) Microservices
4 2 (5.41%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (5.41%) Security Architecture
4 2 (5.41%) Security Monitoring
4 2 (5.41%) Security Operations
4 2 (5.41%) Test Automation
4 2 (5.41%) The Twelve-Factor App
4 2 (5.41%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.70%) Bash Shell
1 1 (2.70%) C
1 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
1 1 (2.70%) Python
1 1 (2.70%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 4 (10.81%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (8.11%) CCNA
2 3 (8.11%) CCNP
2 3 (8.11%) Degree
2 3 (8.11%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.41%) CISSP
3 2 (5.41%) GIAC
3 2 (5.41%) HND
3 2 (5.41%) ISACA
3 2 (5.41%) JNCIP
3 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.70%) CCIE
4 1 (2.70%) CCSA
4 1 (2.70%) CCSE
4 1 (2.70%) JNCIA
4 1 (2.70%) JNCIE
4 1 (2.70%) JNCIS
4 1 (2.70%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) PCI DSS
1 3 (8.11%) SLA
2 1 (2.70%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) Docker
1 2 (5.41%) NFS
2 1 (2.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.70%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 5 (13.51%) FortiGate
2 2 (5.41%) Ansible
2 2 (5.41%) FreeIPA
2 2 (5.41%) Kubernetes
2 2 (5.41%) OSSEC
2 2 (5.41%) Puppet
3 1 (2.70%) ArcSight ESM
Vendors
1 20 (54.05%) Cisco
2 14 (37.84%) Juniper
3 4 (10.81%) F5
4 3 (8.11%) Aruba
4 3 (8.11%) Microsoft
4 3 (8.11%) Palo Alto
4 3 (8.11%) SolarWinds
5 2 (5.41%) Brocade
5 2 (5.41%) CA
5 2 (5.41%) Forcepoint
5 2 (5.41%) HP
5 2 (5.41%) LogRhythm
5 2 (5.41%) McAfee
5 2 (5.41%) Meraki
5 2 (5.41%) Sophos
5 2 (5.41%) VMware
6 1 (2.70%) ArcSight
6 1 (2.70%) BT
6 1 (2.70%) Fortinet
6 1 (2.70%) Siemens