Period
to 25 May 2019

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 25 May 2019 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
25 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 241 297 238
Rank change year-on-year +56 -59 -41
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 530 416 523
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.08% 0.78% 1.07%
As % of the Vendors category 2.48% 1.83% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 363 294 363
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £414 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.44% +3.56% +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £271 £300
90th Percentile £538 £540 £538
UK median daily rate £415 £425 £413
% change year-on-year -2.35% +3.03% +5.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 5 18
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £31.39 £34.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.36% -8.35% -9.87%
10th Percentile £22.42 £15.20 £21.85
90th Percentile £66.81 £33.30 £65.68
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £31.39 £42.50
% change year-on-year -4.43% -26.14% +8.97%

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 21,338 22,731 21,949
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 43.52% 42.52% 45.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,777 13,445 12,855
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
10th Percentile £240 £225 £225
90th Percentile £600 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,013 1,111 1,136
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £15.86 £16.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -4.02% -8.05%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.13
90th Percentile £50.00 £46.00 £46.88
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +6.86% - -5.41%

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 25 May 2019.

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 25 May 2019.

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 25 May 2019. 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 +46 157 £411 -6.00% 10
North of England +66 130 £393 -4.27% 10
Midlands -19 75 £388 -20.02% 14
Yorkshire +40 73 £400 - 3
Scotland +60 62 £510 +56.92% 2
West Midlands -21 57 £390 -19.59% 13
East of England +26 51 £400 - 9
North West +37 46 £393 -4.27% 6
South West -21 44 £350 -12.50% 1
East Midlands +18 19 £375 +2.04% 1
Wales -8 14 £375 +15.38% 1
North East +10 11 £330 -22.35% 1
CheckPoint
UK

For the 6 months to 25 May 2019, 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.

1 416 (78.49%) Firewall
2 401 (75.66%) Cisco
3 240 (45.28%) Cisco Certification
4 188 (35.47%) CCNP
5 178 (33.58%) WAN
6 173 (32.64%) F5
7 159 (30.00%) Network Security
7 159 (30.00%) LAN
8 147 (27.74%) Cisco ASA
9 144 (27.17%) VPN
10 133 (25.09%) CCNA
11 132 (24.91%) Juniper
12 112 (21.13%) Data Centre
13 111 (20.94%) Cisco Nexus
14 106 (20.00%) OSPF
15 102 (19.25%) BGP
16 95 (17.92%) Palo Alto
17 92 (17.36%) Wireless
18 88 (16.60%) ITIL
19 87 (16.42%) Blue Coat
20 82 (15.47%) Finance
21 77 (14.53%) Load Balancing
22 72 (13.58%) Migration
22 72 (13.58%) Citrix
23 70 (13.21%) Security Cleared
24 68 (12.83%) SC Cleared
25 67 (12.64%) VMware
26 65 (12.26%) MPLS
27 63 (11.89%) Fortinet
28 62 (11.70%) VoIP

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 21 (3.96%) MS Exchange
2 14 (2.64%) SharePoint
3 10 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (1.51%) IIS
5 5 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (0.94%) SharePoint Server
6 4 (0.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (0.75%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.38%) SAS
7 2 (0.38%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.19%) Apache
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.19%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (2.26%) MS Visio
2 6 (1.13%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (0.75%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 48 (9.06%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (7.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (2.45%) Office 365
4 11 (2.08%) IaaS
5 10 (1.89%) PaaS
5 10 (1.89%) SaaS
6 9 (1.70%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 6 (1.13%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (0.94%) Google Cloud Platform
8 5 (0.94%) iPaaS
9 2 (0.38%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.19%) Akamai
10 1 (0.19%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 416 (78.49%) Firewall
2 178 (33.58%) WAN
3 159 (30.00%) LAN
3 159 (30.00%) Network Security
4 147 (27.74%) Cisco ASA
5 144 (27.17%) VPN
6 111 (20.94%) Cisco Nexus
7 106 (20.00%) OSPF
8 102 (19.25%) BGP
9 92 (17.36%) Wireless
10 65 (12.26%) MPLS
11 62 (11.70%) VoIP
12 61 (11.51%) DNS
13 55 (10.38%) TCP/IP
14 52 (9.81%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 41 (7.74%) Cisco IOS
15 41 (7.74%) Cisco ISE
16 38 (7.17%) Wi-Fi
17 36 (6.79%) Cisco Firepower
17 36 (6.79%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (2.83%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.38%) Oracle OWB
2 2 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (0.38%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.19%) Electronic Patient Records
3 1 (0.19%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (0.19%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.19%) Hudson
1 1 (0.19%) JIRA
1 1 (0.19%) Metasploit
General
1 82 (15.47%) Finance
2 31 (5.85%) Telecoms
3 15 (2.83%) Banking
4 9 (1.70%) Marketing
5 7 (1.32%) Publishing
6 6 (1.13%) Legal
7 5 (0.94%) Electronics
7 5 (0.94%) Manufacturing
7 5 (0.94%) Retail
8 4 (0.75%) French Language
8 4 (0.75%) German Language
9 2 (0.38%) Billing
9 2 (0.38%) Local Government
10 1 (0.19%) Advertising
10 1 (0.19%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.19%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 263 (49.62%) Network Engineer
2 66 (12.45%) Architect
3 54 (10.19%) Security Engineer
4 51 (9.62%) Cisco Engineer
5 50 (9.43%) Network Architect
6 46 (8.68%) Firewall Engineer
7 43 (8.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 37 (6.98%) Network Security Engineer
9 29 (5.47%) Senior Network Engineer
10 25 (4.72%) Analyst
10 25 (4.72%) Consultant
10 25 (4.72%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
11 15 (2.83%) Administrator
11 15 (2.83%) Network Consultant
11 15 (2.83%) Security Architect
12 14 (2.64%) Network Security Architect
13 12 (2.26%) Infrastructure Architect
13 12 (2.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 12 (2.26%) Security Consultant
14 11 (2.08%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (2.26%) 802.1X
2 3 (0.57%) WAP
3 2 (0.38%) JSON
3 2 (0.38%) Middleware
3 2 (0.38%) Web Services
3 2 (0.38%) XML
4 1 (0.19%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (0.19%) SAML
4 1 (0.19%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 112 (21.13%) Data Centre
2 15 (2.83%) Management Information System
3 13 (2.45%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (2.45%) Self-Motivation
4 11 (2.08%) Private Cloud
5 9 (1.70%) Clustering
6 8 (1.51%) Fibre Optics
6 8 (1.51%) Video Conferencing
7 7 (1.32%) Virtual Team
8 6 (1.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 6 (1.13%) Driving Licence
9 5 (0.94%) CMDB
9 5 (0.94%) Cyber Defence
9 5 (0.94%) Public Cloud
10 4 (0.75%) BBC
10 4 (0.75%) Blackberry
10 4 (0.75%) Hybrid Cloud
10 4 (0.75%) NHS
11 3 (0.57%) PKI
11 3 (0.57%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 58 (10.94%) Windows
2 27 (5.09%) Linux
3 21 (3.96%) Windows Server
4 16 (3.02%) Windows 10
5 11 (2.08%) Check Point GAiA
5 11 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (1.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (1.13%) Unix
8 4 (0.75%) Solaris
8 4 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.38%) HPUX
10 1 (0.19%) AIX
10 1 (0.19%) Android
10 1 (0.19%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.19%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (16.60%) ITIL
2 77 (14.53%) Load Balancing
3 72 (13.58%) Migration
4 48 (9.06%) Network Monitoring
5 45 (8.49%) Network Design
6 41 (7.74%) Network Management
7 36 (6.79%) Change Control
8 25 (4.72%) Change Management
8 25 (4.72%) Problem-Solving
9 24 (4.53%) Incident Management
9 24 (4.53%) Mentoring
10 23 (4.34%) Service Delivery
10 23 (4.34%) Stakeholder Management
11 21 (3.96%) Service Management
12 20 (3.77%) Project Management
13 18 (3.40%) SIEM
14 17 (3.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 17 (3.21%) Performance Tuning
15 16 (3.02%) Disaster Recovery
15 16 (3.02%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (2.64%) Python
2 9 (1.70%) SQL
3 6 (1.13%) PowerShell
4 5 (0.94%) C
5 3 (0.57%) Java
6 1 (0.19%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.19%) Perl
6 1 (0.19%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.19%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 240 (45.28%) Cisco Certification
2 188 (35.47%) CCNP
3 133 (25.09%) CCNA
4 70 (13.21%) Security Cleared
5 68 (12.83%) SC Cleared
6 59 (11.13%) CCSA
7 47 (8.87%) CCSE
8 41 (7.74%) CCIE
9 25 (4.72%) Check Point Certification
10 19 (3.58%) CISSP
11 13 (2.45%) CCDP
12 10 (1.89%) Degree
13 7 (1.32%) JNCIA
13 7 (1.32%) MCSE
13 7 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
14 6 (1.13%) BPSS Clearance
14 6 (1.13%) CISM
15 5 (0.94%) TOGAF Certification
16 4 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
16 4 (0.75%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.83%) SLA
2 7 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.13%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.75%) COBIT
5 3 (0.57%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.57%) PMO
6 2 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.38%) GDPR
7 1 (0.19%) COSO
7 1 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.19%) GPG13
7 1 (0.19%) HL7
7 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 33 (6.23%) Active Directory
2 29 (5.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (4.53%) VMware ESXi
4 19 (3.58%) ProxySG
5 12 (2.26%) Firmware
5 12 (2.26%) Hyper-V
6 9 (1.70%) VMware NSX
7 7 (1.32%) vSphere
8 6 (1.13%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.75%) XenApp
10 1 (0.19%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 21 (3.96%) SCCM
2 15 (2.83%) FortiGate
3 13 (2.45%) Nessus
4 7 (1.32%) ArcSight ESM
4 7 (1.32%) Terraform
5 6 (1.13%) Cisco UCCE
5 6 (1.13%) Cisco UCCX
5 6 (1.13%) SCOM
6 3 (0.57%) Cisco Prime
6 3 (0.57%) RSA enVision
7 2 (0.38%) Ansible
7 2 (0.38%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.38%) Nagios
7 2 (0.38%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.38%) Puppet
7 2 (0.38%) SCVMM
7 2 (0.38%) Stealthwatch
7 2 (0.38%) vCenter Server
7 2 (0.38%) WhatsUp Gold
7 2 (0.38%) WSUS
Vendors
1 401 (75.66%) Cisco
2 173 (32.64%) F5
3 132 (24.91%) Juniper
4 95 (17.92%) Palo Alto
5 87 (16.42%) Blue Coat
6 72 (13.58%) Citrix
7 67 (12.64%) VMware
8 63 (11.89%) Fortinet
9 50 (9.43%) SolarWinds
10 45 (8.49%) Microsoft
11 36 (6.79%) HP
12 30 (5.66%) NetApp
13 28 (5.28%) Aruba
14 25 (4.72%) McAfee
15 19 (3.58%) Dell
16 18 (3.40%) Qualys
16 18 (3.40%) Red Hat
17 15 (2.83%) CyberArk
17 15 (2.83%) Splunk
18 13 (2.45%) ArcSight