Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 253 273 171
Rank change year-on-year +20 -102 +49
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 545 449 871
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.99% 0.85% 1.48%
As % of the Vendors category 2.28% 1.94% 3.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 305 562
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £408 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.23% +8.67% -
10th Percentile £298 £313 £263
90th Percentile £525 £530 £500
UK median daily rate £425 £418 £400
% change year-on-year +1.80% +4.38% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 22 25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.19 £35.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.40% -11.25% +45.45%
10th Percentile £12.87 £21.55 £20.73
90th Percentile £40.25 £65.00 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £27.19 £35.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -23.40% -11.25% +39.59%

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 23,894 23,149 27,239
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 43.38% 44.07% 46.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,977 13,515 15,992
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £225 £220 £224
90th Percentile £575 £571 £538
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £415
% change year-on-year +4.65% +3.61% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,322 1,118 1,377
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.82 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.90% +1.94% -2.94%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.26 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £45.00 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -0.43% +2.94% -2.86%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 23 October 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 -21 156 £415 -2.35% 36
North of England +16 122 £400 +3.23% 51
Midlands +12 90 £430 +1.78% 30
West Midlands +1 68 £430 +1.78% 24
East of England +40 57 £400 +6.67% 14
Yorkshire +17 56 £413 +10.00% 18
Scotland -23 52 £475 +11.76% 5
North West -21 42 £425 +6.25% 27
South West -18 37 £380 +1.33% 8
North East +12 25 £318 -6.27% 6
Wales 0 22 £358 +86.05% 1
East Midlands +11 21 £375 -14.29% 6
Northern Ireland - 13 £500 - 1
CheckPoint
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 421 (77.25%) Firewall
2 410 (75.23%) Cisco
3 224 (41.10%) Cisco Certification
4 193 (35.41%) CCNP
5 187 (34.31%) WAN
6 180 (33.03%) Juniper
7 171 (31.38%) F5
8 157 (28.81%) Network Security
8 157 (28.81%) LAN
9 138 (25.32%) VPN
10 127 (23.30%) Cisco ASA
11 110 (20.18%) Wireless
12 102 (18.72%) Palo Alto
13 101 (18.53%) BGP
14 99 (18.17%) OSPF
15 98 (17.98%) ITIL
16 95 (17.43%) Blue Coat
17 93 (17.06%) CCNA
18 92 (16.88%) Data Centre
18 92 (16.88%) Cisco Nexus
19 91 (16.70%) Security Cleared
20 85 (15.60%) SC Cleared
21 83 (15.23%) VMware
22 79 (14.50%) McAfee
23 75 (13.76%) TCP/IP
23 75 (13.76%) MPLS
24 69 (12.66%) Finance
24 69 (12.66%) Microsoft Azure
25 65 (11.93%) Amazon AWS
25 65 (11.93%) Linux

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 20 (3.67%) Apache
2 12 (2.20%) nginx
2 12 (2.20%) OpenStack
3 10 (1.83%) WebLogic
4 8 (1.47%) SharePoint
5 7 (1.28%) Skype for Business
6 6 (1.10%) MS Exchange
7 5 (0.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 4 (0.73%) IIS
8 4 (0.73%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.73%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 25 (4.59%) MS Visio
2 14 (2.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (2.02%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (2.02%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 69 (12.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 65 (11.93%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (1.47%) Office 365
4 6 (1.10%) IaaS
5 2 (0.37%) SaaS
6 1 (0.18%) Akamai
6 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 421 (77.25%) Firewall
2 187 (34.31%) WAN
3 157 (28.81%) LAN
3 157 (28.81%) Network Security
4 138 (25.32%) VPN
5 127 (23.30%) Cisco ASA
6 110 (20.18%) Wireless
7 101 (18.53%) BGP
8 99 (18.17%) OSPF
9 92 (16.88%) Cisco Nexus
10 75 (13.76%) MPLS
10 75 (13.76%) TCP/IP
11 58 (10.64%) Internet
12 57 (10.46%) DNS
13 45 (8.26%) VLAN
14 42 (7.71%) Cisco IOS
15 40 (7.34%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 40 (7.34%) Wi-Fi
16 39 (7.16%) SSL
17 38 (6.97%) Cisco Firepower
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (2.20%) Hadoop
1 12 (2.20%) MongoDB
1 12 (2.20%) MySQL
1 12 (2.20%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (1.28%) Oracle OWB
3 5 (0.92%) Relational Database
3 5 (0.92%) SQL Server
4 3 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.18%) Big Data
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 12 (2.20%) Jenkins
1 12 (2.20%) Vagrant
2 5 (0.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (0.55%) Metasploit
General
1 69 (12.66%) Finance
2 32 (5.87%) Telecoms
3 24 (4.40%) Banking
4 8 (1.47%) Retail
5 2 (0.37%) Electronics
5 2 (0.37%) Legal
5 2 (0.37%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.18%) Back Office
6 1 (0.18%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.18%) Military
Job Titles
1 260 (47.71%) Network Engineer
2 89 (16.33%) Security Engineer
3 68 (12.48%) Firewall Engineer
4 54 (9.91%) Network Security Engineer
5 45 (8.26%) Senior Network Engineer
6 44 (8.07%) Cisco Engineer
7 41 (7.52%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 40 (7.34%) Architect
9 36 (6.61%) Analyst
10 22 (4.04%) Consultant
11 21 (3.85%) Network Support
12 19 (3.49%) Support Engineer
13 17 (3.12%) Network Analyst
13 17 (3.12%) Network Architect
13 17 (3.12%) Network Support Engineer
13 17 (3.12%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
13 17 (3.12%) Security Analyst
14 14 (2.57%) Infrastructure Architect
14 14 (2.57%) Security Architect
15 13 (2.39%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (3.30%) 802.1X
2 12 (2.20%) LAMP
2 12 (2.20%) LAPP Stack
2 12 (2.20%) LEMP Stack
2 12 (2.20%) XML
3 6 (1.10%) Middleware
4 4 (0.73%) Spring
5 3 (0.55%) LDAP
6 2 (0.37%) COM
6 2 (0.37%) WAP
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 92 (16.88%) Data Centre
2 27 (4.95%) Self-Motivation
3 21 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (3.49%) Management Information System
4 19 (3.49%) PKI
5 8 (1.47%) Blackberry
5 8 (1.47%) Driving Licence
6 7 (1.28%) Computer Science
6 7 (1.28%) Virtual Team
7 6 (1.10%) BBC
7 6 (1.10%) Video Conferencing
8 5 (0.92%) DataPower
8 5 (0.92%) Private Cloud
9 4 (0.73%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (0.73%) Wiki
10 3 (0.55%) EMC VNX
10 3 (0.55%) VxBlock/Vblock
11 2 (0.37%) EMC VMAX
11 2 (0.37%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (0.37%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 65 (11.93%) Linux
2 61 (11.19%) Windows
3 31 (5.69%) Unix
4 19 (3.49%) Windows Server
5 12 (2.20%) CentOS
5 12 (2.20%) Check Point GAiA
6 11 (2.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (1.83%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (0.92%) Windows 10
9 5 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.73%) Solaris
10 4 (0.73%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.37%) Android
11 2 (0.37%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.37%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.18%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (17.98%) ITIL
2 50 (9.17%) Load Balancing
3 47 (8.62%) Migration
4 38 (6.97%) Network Design
5 34 (6.24%) Network Management
5 34 (6.24%) Problem-Solving
6 33 (6.06%) Network Load Balancing
7 28 (5.14%) Performance Tuning
7 28 (5.14%) WAN Optimisation
8 27 (4.95%) DevOps
9 24 (4.40%) Service Delivery
10 23 (4.22%) Change Management
11 22 (4.04%) Agile Software Development
11 22 (4.04%) Network Monitoring
11 22 (4.04%) Risk Management
12 21 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
13 20 (3.67%) Coaching
13 20 (3.67%) Incident Management
14 18 (3.30%) Mentoring
14 18 (3.30%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (3.67%) Bash Shell
2 19 (3.49%) Python
3 13 (2.39%) JavaScript
4 12 (2.20%) Perl
4 12 (2.20%) Ruby
5 11 (2.02%) SQL
6 10 (1.83%) Java
7 5 (0.92%) PowerShell
8 4 (0.73%) Tcl
9 1 (0.18%) C
9 1 (0.18%) C++
Qualifications
1 224 (41.10%) Cisco Certification
2 193 (35.41%) CCNP
3 93 (17.06%) CCNA
4 91 (16.70%) Security Cleared
5 85 (15.60%) SC Cleared
6 59 (10.83%) CCSA
7 54 (9.91%) CCSE
8 47 (8.62%) CCIE
9 40 (7.34%) Check Point Certification
10 23 (4.22%) CCDP
11 21 (3.85%) CISSP
12 18 (3.30%) Degree
13 9 (1.65%) BPSS Clearance
14 7 (1.28%) A+ Certification
14 7 (1.28%) CCIE Security
14 7 (1.28%) ISEB
14 7 (1.28%) ISEB Practitioner
14 7 (1.28%) JNCIE
15 6 (1.10%) CCDA
15 6 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.83%) PCI DSS
2 9 (1.65%) QA
3 8 (1.47%) PMO
4 7 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (1.28%) SLA
5 6 (1.10%) Disclosure Scotland
5 6 (1.10%) JSP 440
6 4 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.55%) GDPR
8 2 (0.37%) COBIT
8 2 (0.37%) COSO
8 2 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.18%) NIST 800
System Software
1 28 (5.14%) Active Directory
2 26 (4.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (4.40%) ProxySG
4 15 (2.75%) VMware NSX
5 12 (2.20%) Docker
5 12 (2.20%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (2.20%) vSphere
6 9 (1.65%) Hyper-V
7 6 (1.10%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.73%) NFS
8 4 (0.73%) Terminal Server
9 3 (0.55%) BitLocker
9 3 (0.55%) Firmware
10 2 (0.37%) Snort
10 2 (0.37%) vCloud
10 2 (0.37%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.37%) XenApp
10 2 (0.37%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.18%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 65 (11.93%) FortiGate
2 14 (2.57%) Nagios
2 14 (2.57%) SCCM
3 12 (2.20%) Ansible
3 12 (2.20%) Kubernetes
3 12 (2.20%) McAfee ePO
3 12 (2.20%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (2.20%) Puppet
3 12 (2.20%) Salt
3 12 (2.20%) Terraform
3 12 (2.20%) ZABBIX
4 10 (1.83%) WSUS
5 8 (1.47%) Stealthwatch
6 7 (1.28%) Cisco Prime
7 6 (1.10%) QRadar
8 5 (0.92%) RSA enVision
8 5 (0.92%) vCenter Server
9 4 (0.73%) SCOM
9 4 (0.73%) vRealize
10 3 (0.55%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 410 (75.23%) Cisco
2 180 (33.03%) Juniper
3 171 (31.38%) F5
4 102 (18.72%) Palo Alto
5 95 (17.43%) Blue Coat
6 83 (15.23%) VMware
7 79 (14.50%) McAfee
8 64 (11.74%) Fortinet
9 56 (10.28%) HP
10 48 (8.81%) Aruba
10 48 (8.81%) Microsoft
11 34 (6.24%) IBM
12 31 (5.69%) SolarWinds
13 29 (5.32%) Oracle
14 27 (4.95%) Red Hat
15 25 (4.59%) NetApp
16 24 (4.40%) Citrix
17 18 (3.30%) Meraki
18 17 (3.12%) CA
18 17 (3.12%) Nokia