Period
to 10 December 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 10 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
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 260 285 180
Rank change year-on-year +25 -105 +43
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 564 420 809
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.01% 0.79% 1.44%
As % of the Vendors category 2.32% 1.82% 3.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 343 285 520
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £405 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.47% +4.52% +3.33%
10th Percentile £301 £308 £263
90th Percentile £525 £530 £519
UK median daily rate £425 £418 £421
% change year-on-year +1.80% -0.83% +5.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 4 19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £33.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% -17.50% +2.56%
10th Percentile £14.76 £14.58 £18.53
90th Percentile £41.20 £41.00 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £33.00 £41.75
% change year-on-year -16.67% -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 UK excluding London.

All Vendors
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 24,345 23,081 26,003
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 43.56% 43.39% 46.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,312 13,680 15,324
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £230 £213 £220
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £450 £435 £420
% change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,280 1,089 1,367
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.58 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.48% - -2.94%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.38 £10.00
90th Percentile £46.78 £45.00 £44.20
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -5.71%

CheckPoint
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing CheckPoint as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for CheckPoint in the UK excluding London

CheckPoint
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing CheckPoint in the UK excluding London.

Contractor daily rate trend for CheckPoint in the UK excluding London

CheckPoint
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CheckPoint in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 10 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CheckPoint in the UK excluding London

CheckPoint
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CheckPoint in the UK excluding London

CheckPoint
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing CheckPoint in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 10 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for CheckPoint in the UK excluding London

CheckPoint
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CheckPoint within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 10 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
South East -9 173 £413 -2.94% 34
North of England +39 129 £400 +2.56% 29
Midlands -10 81 £459 +7.94% 33
West Midlands -11 69 £459 +7.94% 23
Yorkshire +22 61 £413 +4.43% 13
East of England +18 54 £400 +6.67% 19
Scotland -14 54 £425 +6.25%
South West -12 45 £378 +0.67% 12
North West -4 44 £413 +7.14% 15
North East +7 25 £325 -30.11% 1
Wales -5 21 £375 +95.16% 5
Northern Ireland - 12 £500 -
East Midlands -1 11 £450 -5.26% 10
CheckPoint
UK

For the 6 months to 10 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for CheckPoint.

1 441 (78.19%) Firewall
2 413 (73.23%) Cisco
3 236 (41.84%) Cisco Certification
4 204 (36.17%) CCNP
5 203 (35.99%) WAN
6 176 (31.21%) Juniper
7 171 (30.32%) F5
8 163 (28.90%) LAN
9 159 (28.19%) Network Security
10 134 (23.76%) Cisco ASA
11 129 (22.87%) VPN
12 123 (21.81%) Wireless
13 119 (21.10%) OSPF
14 113 (20.04%) BGP
15 111 (19.68%) Palo Alto
16 105 (18.62%) Security Cleared
17 102 (18.09%) Blue Coat
18 99 (17.55%) CCNA
19 98 (17.38%) Data Centre
20 97 (17.20%) Cisco Nexus
20 97 (17.20%) ITIL
20 97 (17.20%) SC Cleared
21 82 (14.54%) MPLS
22 80 (14.18%) VMware
23 76 (13.48%) McAfee
24 71 (12.59%) Finance
25 70 (12.41%) Amazon AWS
26 68 (12.06%) CCSA
27 67 (11.88%) Load Balancing
28 64 (11.35%) Windows

CheckPoint
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 19 (3.37%) Apache
2 13 (2.30%) WebLogic
3 12 (2.13%) nginx
3 12 (2.13%) OpenStack
4 9 (1.60%) Skype for Business
5 5 (0.89%) IIS
5 5 (0.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 5 (0.89%) SharePoint
5 5 (0.89%) WebSphere
6 4 (0.71%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.35%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 25 (4.43%) MS Visio
2 16 (2.84%) Microsoft Project
3 12 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
4 11 (1.95%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 70 (12.41%) Amazon AWS
2 58 (10.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.24%) Office 365
4 5 (0.89%) IaaS
5 4 (0.71%) PaaS
5 4 (0.71%) SaaS
6 1 (0.18%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 441 (78.19%) Firewall
2 203 (35.99%) WAN
3 163 (28.90%) LAN
4 159 (28.19%) Network Security
5 134 (23.76%) Cisco ASA
6 129 (22.87%) VPN
7 123 (21.81%) Wireless
8 119 (21.10%) OSPF
9 113 (20.04%) BGP
10 97 (17.20%) Cisco Nexus
11 82 (14.54%) MPLS
12 64 (11.35%) TCP/IP
13 55 (9.75%) DNS
13 55 (9.75%) Internet
14 50 (8.87%) Cisco IOS
15 47 (8.33%) VLAN
16 44 (7.80%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 43 (7.62%) VoIP
18 39 (6.91%) IPsec
19 38 (6.74%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (2.13%) Hadoop
1 12 (2.13%) MongoDB
1 12 (2.13%) MySQL
1 12 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
2 10 (1.77%) Oracle OWB
2 10 (1.77%) SQL Server
3 5 (0.89%) Relational Database
4 3 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.18%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 12 (2.13%) Jenkins
1 12 (2.13%) Vagrant
2 7 (1.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (0.35%) Metasploit
General
1 71 (12.59%) Finance
2 36 (6.38%) Telecoms
3 25 (4.43%) Banking
4 8 (1.42%) Retail
5 4 (0.71%) Legal
6 3 (0.53%) Publishing
7 2 (0.35%) Advertising
7 2 (0.35%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.18%) Back Office
8 1 (0.18%) Electronics
8 1 (0.18%) Marketing
8 1 (0.18%) Military
Job Titles
1 266 (47.16%) Network Engineer
2 85 (15.07%) Security Engineer
3 70 (12.41%) Firewall Engineer
4 51 (9.04%) Network Security Engineer
5 49 (8.69%) Senior Network Engineer
6 47 (8.33%) Architect
7 36 (6.38%) Cisco Engineer
8 34 (6.03%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 28 (4.96%) Analyst
10 25 (4.43%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
11 23 (4.08%) Consultant
12 21 (3.72%) Network Architect
12 21 (3.72%) Network Support
13 19 (3.37%) Support Engineer
14 17 (3.01%) Network Consultant
14 17 (3.01%) Network Support Engineer
15 15 (2.66%) Infrastructure Architect
15 15 (2.66%) Security Architect
15 15 (2.66%) Test Manager
16 14 (2.48%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (2.84%) 802.1X
2 15 (2.66%) XML
3 12 (2.13%) LAMP
3 12 (2.13%) LAPP Stack
3 12 (2.13%) LEMP Stack
4 7 (1.24%) Middleware
5 5 (0.89%) Spring
6 2 (0.35%) WAP
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 98 (17.38%) Data Centre
2 24 (4.26%) Self-Motivation
3 21 (3.72%) Management Information System
4 20 (3.55%) PKI
5 19 (3.37%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (1.42%) Blackberry
6 8 (1.42%) Video Conferencing
6 8 (1.42%) Virtual Team
7 6 (1.06%) BBC
7 6 (1.06%) DataPower
8 4 (0.71%) Driving Licence
8 4 (0.71%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (0.71%) Smartphone
8 4 (0.71%) Wiki
9 3 (0.53%) User Experience
9 3 (0.53%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 2 (0.35%) EMC VMAX
10 2 (0.35%) EMC VNX
10 2 (0.35%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.35%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 64 (11.35%) Windows
2 50 (8.87%) Linux
3 35 (6.21%) Unix
4 18 (3.19%) Check Point GAiA
5 16 (2.84%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (2.48%) Windows Server
7 12 (2.13%) CentOS
8 11 (1.95%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (1.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (1.77%) Windows 10
10 6 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (0.71%) Android
11 4 (0.71%) Solaris
12 2 (0.35%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.35%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.35%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.18%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (17.20%) ITIL
2 67 (11.88%) Load Balancing
3 56 (9.93%) Migration
4 42 (7.45%) Problem-Solving
5 39 (6.91%) Network Management
6 38 (6.74%) Network Load Balancing
7 36 (6.38%) Risk Management
8 35 (6.21%) Network Monitoring
9 34 (6.03%) Network Design
10 32 (5.67%) DevOps
10 32 (5.67%) Stakeholder Management
10 32 (5.67%) WAN Optimisation
11 30 (5.32%) Agile Software Development
12 29 (5.14%) Performance Tuning
13 26 (4.61%) Coaching
14 25 (4.43%) Change Control
14 25 (4.43%) Incident Management
15 23 (4.08%) Mentoring
16 21 (3.72%) Change Management
16 21 (3.72%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 18 (3.19%) Python
2 17 (3.01%) Bash Shell
3 16 (2.84%) SQL
4 13 (2.30%) Java
4 13 (2.30%) JavaScript
5 12 (2.13%) Perl
5 12 (2.13%) Ruby
6 3 (0.53%) PowerShell
6 3 (0.53%) Tcl
7 1 (0.18%) C
7 1 (0.18%) C++
Qualifications
1 236 (41.84%) Cisco Certification
2 204 (36.17%) CCNP
3 105 (18.62%) Security Cleared
4 99 (17.55%) CCNA
5 97 (17.20%) SC Cleared
6 68 (12.06%) CCSA
7 60 (10.64%) CCSE
8 49 (8.69%) CCIE
9 38 (6.74%) Check Point Certification
10 24 (4.26%) CISSP
11 21 (3.72%) CCDP
12 14 (2.48%) Degree
13 10 (1.77%) ISEB
13 10 (1.77%) ISEB Practitioner
14 8 (1.42%) BPSS Clearance
14 8 (1.42%) CCDA
14 8 (1.42%) JNCIE
14 8 (1.42%) MCSE
14 8 (1.42%) Microsoft Certification
15 7 (1.24%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.95%) PCI DSS
2 10 (1.77%) PMO
3 8 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (1.24%) QA
4 7 (1.24%) SLA
5 6 (1.06%) JSP 440
6 4 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.35%) COBIT
8 2 (0.35%) COSO
8 2 (0.35%) GDPR
8 2 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.18%) NIST 800
System Software
1 23 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (3.72%) Active Directory
3 19 (3.37%) ProxySG
4 17 (3.01%) VMware NSX
5 12 (2.13%) Docker
6 11 (1.95%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (1.60%) Hyper-V
8 8 (1.42%) vSphere
9 4 (0.71%) Terminal Server
9 4 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (0.53%) Firmware
10 3 (0.53%) NFS
11 2 (0.35%) Snort
11 2 (0.35%) VirtualBox
11 2 (0.35%) XenApp
11 2 (0.35%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.18%) Forefront TMG
12 1 (0.18%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 57 (10.11%) FortiGate
2 18 (3.19%) SCCM
3 16 (2.84%) Nagios
4 15 (2.66%) Cisco Prime
5 12 (2.13%) Ansible
5 12 (2.13%) Kubernetes
5 12 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (2.13%) Puppet
5 12 (2.13%) Salt
5 12 (2.13%) Terraform
5 12 (2.13%) ZABBIX
6 9 (1.60%) Stealthwatch
7 8 (1.42%) RSA enVision
8 5 (0.89%) ArcSight ESM
8 5 (0.89%) OSSEC
8 5 (0.89%) QRadar
8 5 (0.89%) SCOM
9 4 (0.71%) Cacti
9 4 (0.71%) Microsoft Intune
9 4 (0.71%) vRealize
Vendors
1 413 (73.23%) Cisco
2 176 (31.21%) Juniper
3 171 (30.32%) F5
4 111 (19.68%) Palo Alto
5 102 (18.09%) Blue Coat
6 80 (14.18%) VMware
7 76 (13.48%) McAfee
8 60 (10.64%) Fortinet
9 56 (9.93%) HP
10 55 (9.75%) SolarWinds
11 47 (8.33%) Citrix
12 44 (7.80%) Microsoft
13 38 (6.74%) Aruba
13 38 (6.74%) IBM
14 31 (5.50%) Oracle
15 27 (4.79%) NetApp
15 27 (4.79%) Red Hat
16 22 (3.90%) Meraki
17 18 (3.19%) CA
18 17 (3.01%) BMC