The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Check Point Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Check Point Certification
UK
Rank 603 620 617
Rank change year-on-year +17 -3  
Contract jobs citing Check Point Certification 6 21 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.013% 0.039% 0.011%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.064% 0.19% 0.056%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 0
Median daily rate £375 £513 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.82% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £290 -
% change year-on-year +29.31% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Check Point Certification is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 9304 11097 10684
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.80% 20.85% 20.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 5917 6921 6076
Median daily rate £420 £405 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +1.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £251 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £563 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 446 405 487
Median hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +66.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.43 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £57.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

Check Point Certification
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Check Point Certification as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for Check Point Certification in the UK

Check Point Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Check Point Certification.

Contractor daily rate trend for Check Point Certification in the UK

Check Point Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Check Point Certification.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Check Point Certification in the UK

Check Point Certification
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Check Point Certification within the UK over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +24 6 £375 -26.82% 11
Yorkshire +8 3 £375 +29.31% 2
Middlesbrough - 3 £375 -
North Yorkshire - 3 £375 - 2
London +22 1 £400 -23.80% 2
Durham - 1 £363 -
Berkshire - 1 £350 - 5
North East - 1 £363 -
South East - 1 £350 - 5
Bracknell - 1 £350 - 1
Newton Aycliffe - 1 £363 -

Check Point Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Check Point Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Check Point Certification.

1 18 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 17 (94.44%) Cisco
2 17 (94.44%) Firewall
3 16 (88.89%) CCSE
4 14 (77.78%) LAN
5 13 (72.22%) VPN
5 13 (72.22%) Juniper
6 12 (66.67%) Network Design
6 12 (66.67%) SSL
6 12 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
7 11 (61.11%) Degree
8 6 (33.33%) Network Security
9 5 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (27.78%) CCSA
10 4 (22.22%) CCNP
10 4 (22.22%) CCNA
10 4 (22.22%) ITIL
11 3 (16.67%) Service Management
11 3 (16.67%) Telecoms
11 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
11 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
12 2 (11.11%) WAN
13 1 (5.56%) Intel Security
13 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
13 1 (5.56%) WLAN
13 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
13 1 (5.56%) CCIE
13 1 (5.56%) Blue Coat
13 1 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
13 1 (5.56%) Wireless

Check Point Certification
Top Related IT Skills 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:

Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 17 (94.44%) Firewall
2 14 (77.78%) LAN
3 13 (72.22%) VPN
4 12 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
4 12 (66.67%) SSL
5 6 (33.33%) Network Security
6 2 (11.11%) WAN
7 1 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (5.56%) Wireless
7 1 (5.56%) WLAN
General
1 3 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (88.89%) Network Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Firewall Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Juniper Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Network Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Network Security Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Security Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (66.67%) Network Design
2 4 (22.22%) ITIL
3 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
3 3 (16.67%) Service Management
4 1 (5.56%) Network Management
4 1 (5.56%) Threat Management
Qualifications
1 16 (88.89%) CCSE
2 11 (61.11%) Degree
3 5 (27.78%) CCSA
3 5 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (22.22%) CCNA
4 4 (22.22%) CCNP
5 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
6 1 (5.56%) CCIE
Vendors
1 18 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 17 (94.44%) Cisco
3 13 (72.22%) Juniper
4 1 (5.56%) Blue Coat
4 1 (5.56%) Intel Security
4 1 (5.56%) Microsoft