Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 181 172 130
Rank change year-on-year -9 -42 +23
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 46 27 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.71% 0.48% 1.31%
As % of the Vendors category 1.76% 1.23% 3.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 18 50
South West median daily rate £378 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £261 £190 £297
90th Percentile £493 £422 £450
England median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
South West median hourly rate £21.59 - £41.75
10th Percentile £20.41 - £29.63
90th Percentile £22.76 - £46.13
England median hourly rate £23.25 £33.00 £41.75
% change year-on-year -29.55% -20.96% +21.01%

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 2,619 2,191 2,364
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 40.39% 39.03% 41.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,609 1,348 1,505
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £263 £204 £195
90th Percentile £575 £550 £535
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 106 173
South West median hourly rate £41.50 £24.50 £23.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +69.39% +5.26% -13.80%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.31 £11.63
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.38 £46.40
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year - +2.94% -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 12 December 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 12 December 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 -1 29 £370 -10.30% 3
Bristol -10 12 £388 +3.33% 5
Somerset - 2 - -
Dorset -6 1 - - 6
Gloucestershire - 1 - - 1
CheckPoint
England

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 40 (86.96%) Firewall
2 36 (78.26%) Cisco
3 19 (41.30%) WAN
4 18 (39.13%) VPN
5 16 (34.78%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (34.78%) Cisco ASA
6 15 (32.61%) LAN
7 14 (30.43%) OSPF
8 13 (28.26%) Windows
9 12 (26.09%) CCNP
9 12 (26.09%) MPLS
9 12 (26.09%) BGP
9 12 (26.09%) SC Cleared
9 12 (26.09%) Security Cleared
10 10 (21.74%) F5
10 10 (21.74%) Intrusion Detection
10 10 (21.74%) Juniper
11 9 (19.57%) Wireless
11 9 (19.57%) SolarWinds
12 8 (17.39%) Finance
12 8 (17.39%) VMware
12 8 (17.39%) PCI DSS
12 8 (17.39%) Network Security
12 8 (17.39%) VoIP
13 7 (15.22%) Unix
13 7 (15.22%) iSCSI
13 7 (15.22%) Load Balancing
13 7 (15.22%) Cisco Nexus
13 7 (15.22%) FortiGate
13 7 (15.22%) Data Centre

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 2 (4.35%) Apache
1 2 (4.35%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 40 (86.96%) Firewall
2 19 (41.30%) WAN
3 18 (39.13%) VPN
4 16 (34.78%) Cisco ASA
5 15 (32.61%) LAN
6 14 (30.43%) OSPF
7 12 (26.09%) BGP
7 12 (26.09%) MPLS
8 10 (21.74%) Intrusion Detection
9 9 (19.57%) Wireless
10 8 (17.39%) Network Security
10 8 (17.39%) VoIP
11 7 (15.22%) Cisco Nexus
11 7 (15.22%) iSCSI
12 6 (13.04%) Cisco ISE
12 6 (13.04%) EIGRP
12 6 (13.04%) FCoE
13 5 (10.87%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 5 (10.87%) SSL
13 5 (10.87%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.17%) Big Data
General
1 8 (17.39%) Finance
2 3 (6.52%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.17%) Military
Job Titles
1 20 (43.48%) Network Engineer
2 7 (15.22%) Consultant
3 5 (10.87%) Network Consultant
4 4 (8.70%) Analyst
4 4 (8.70%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 4 (8.70%) Security Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Architect
5 3 (6.52%) IT Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) IT Security Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Network Architect
5 3 (6.52%) Operational Security Manager
5 3 (6.52%) Operations Manager
5 3 (6.52%) Project Manager
5 3 (6.52%) Security Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Security Manager
5 3 (6.52%) Security Operations Manager
6 2 (4.35%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Network Specialist
6 2 (4.35%) Operations Consultant
6 2 (4.35%) Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.22%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.35%) EMC VMAX
2 2 (4.35%) EMC VNX
2 2 (4.35%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (4.35%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.35%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 1 (2.17%) FMCG
3 1 (2.17%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 13 (28.26%) Windows
2 7 (15.22%) Unix
3 5 (10.87%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (10.87%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (4.35%) Linux
5 1 (2.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (15.22%) Load Balancing
2 6 (13.04%) Customer Requirements
3 5 (10.87%) DevOps
3 5 (10.87%) Network Monitoring
3 5 (10.87%) Security Architecture
3 5 (10.87%) Security Monitoring
3 5 (10.87%) Security Operations
3 5 (10.87%) Vulnerability Management
4 4 (8.70%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (8.70%) Service Delivery
5 3 (6.52%) Change Control
5 3 (6.52%) Decision-Making
5 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 2 (4.35%) Adaptive Security
6 2 (4.35%) Capacity Management
6 2 (4.35%) Dependency Management
6 2 (4.35%) High Availability
6 2 (4.35%) Information Security
6 2 (4.35%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (4.35%) Network Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.17%) Bash Shell
1 1 (2.17%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 16 (34.78%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (26.09%) CCNP
2 12 (26.09%) SC Cleared
2 12 (26.09%) Security Cleared
3 6 (13.04%) CCNA
4 4 (8.70%) CCSE
4 4 (8.70%) CISSP
4 4 (8.70%) GIAC
4 4 (8.70%) ISACA
5 2 (4.35%) CCSA
5 2 (4.35%) Degree
5 2 (4.35%) JNCIE
6 1 (2.17%) CCDP
6 1 (2.17%) JNCIA
6 1 (2.17%) JNCIP
6 1 (2.17%) JNCIS
6 1 (2.17%) MCSE
6 1 (2.17%) MCT
6 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (17.39%) PCI DSS
2 3 (6.52%) SLA
3 1 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (4.35%) NFS
1 2 (4.35%) Snort
1 2 (4.35%) Terminal Server
1 2 (4.35%) VMware NSX
2 1 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (15.22%) FortiGate
2 5 (10.87%) Cisco Prime
2 5 (10.87%) OSSEC
3 3 (6.52%) ArcSight ESM
4 2 (4.35%) Nagios
Vendors
1 36 (78.26%) Cisco
2 10 (21.74%) F5
2 10 (21.74%) Juniper
3 9 (19.57%) SolarWinds
4 8 (17.39%) VMware
5 5 (10.87%) Blue Coat
5 5 (10.87%) LogRhythm
5 5 (10.87%) Palo Alto
6 3 (6.52%) ArcSight
6 3 (6.52%) Brocade
6 3 (6.52%) HP
6 3 (6.52%) Infoblox
6 3 (6.52%) Meraki
7 2 (4.35%) EMC
7 2 (4.35%) Forcepoint
7 2 (4.35%) IBM
7 2 (4.35%) McAfee
7 2 (4.35%) Microsoft
7 2 (4.35%) Nokia
7 2 (4.35%) Sophos