Period
to 23 September 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Check Point GAiA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Check Point GAiA over the 6 months to 23 September 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.

Check Point GAiA
UK
6 months to
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 808 886 872
Rank change year-on-year +78 -14 +5
Contract jobs citing Check Point GAiA 22 13 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.025% 0.013% 0.003%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.12% 0.062% 0.015%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 5 1
UK median daily rate £476 £350 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.07% -26.32% +26.67%
10th Percentile £329 £324 £463
90th Percentile £519 £421 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £463 £475
% change year-on-year -9.73% -2.63% +7.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Check Point GAiA is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 18,181 20,919 20,367
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.67% 20.68% 20.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,333 12,939 12,801
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £150 £170 £183
90th Percentile £619 £606 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,238 1,509 1,193
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -2.86% +6.06%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.68 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +4.22% -3.03% +1.54%

Check Point GAiA
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Check Point GAiA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Check Point GAiA in the UK

Check Point GAiA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Check Point GAiA in the UK

Check Point GAiA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Check Point GAiA over the 6 months to 23 September 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Check Point GAiA in the UK

Check Point GAiA
Top 7 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 GAiA within the UK over the 6 months to 23 September 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
England +82 22 £476 +36.07% 1
UK excluding London +47 12 £418 -9.73% 1
London +67 10 £513 +46.43%
Yorkshire - 6 £478 -
North of England - 6 £478 -
South East +20 5 £389 -15.95% 1
East of England - 1 £375 -

For the 6 months to 23 September 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Check Point GAiA 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 with a requirement for Check Point GAiA.

1 22 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 22 (100.00%) Firewall
2 19 (86.36%) Cisco
3 12 (54.55%) VPN
4 10 (45.45%) Unix
5 9 (40.91%) Finance
5 9 (40.91%) CCSE
6 8 (36.36%) DNS
6 8 (36.36%) CCNP
6 8 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (36.36%) SolarWinds
7 7 (31.82%) Cisco IOS
7 7 (31.82%) Windows
7 7 (31.82%) Network Design
7 7 (31.82%) CCSA
8 6 (27.27%) MS Visio
8 6 (27.27%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (22.73%) Banking
9 5 (22.73%) Network Security
9 5 (22.73%) Juniper
9 5 (22.73%) CCNA
10 4 (18.18%) Python
10 4 (18.18%) Data Security
10 4 (18.18%) Check Point Certification
10 4 (18.18%) SSL
10 4 (18.18%) VoIP
10 4 (18.18%) Palo Alto
11 3 (13.64%) CA Agile Central
11 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (13.64%) Cisco CUCM

Check Point GAiA
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.55%) Apache
1 1 (4.55%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (27.27%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) AWS
1 2 (9.09%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 22 (100.00%) Firewall
2 12 (54.55%) VPN
3 8 (36.36%) DNS
4 7 (31.82%) Cisco IOS
5 6 (27.27%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (22.73%) Network Security
7 4 (18.18%) SSL
7 4 (18.18%) VoIP
8 3 (13.64%) LAN
8 3 (13.64%) SNMP
8 3 (13.64%) WAN
9 2 (9.09%) BGP
9 2 (9.09%) DSL
9 2 (9.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 2 (9.09%) FTP
9 2 (9.09%) MPLS
9 2 (9.09%) NetScaler
9 2 (9.09%) SMTP
9 2 (9.09%) TCP/IP
9 2 (9.09%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) webpack
General
1 9 (40.91%) Finance
2 5 (22.73%) Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Public Sector
3 1 (4.55%) Retail
3 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Network Engineer
2 6 (27.27%) Firewall Engineer
3 5 (22.73%) Administrator
3 5 (22.73%) Firewall Administrator
4 4 (18.18%) Architect
5 3 (13.64%) Firewall Architect
6 2 (9.09%) Check Point Consultant
6 2 (9.09%) Consultant
6 2 (9.09%) Firewall Consultant
6 2 (9.09%) Network Support
6 2 (9.09%) Network Support Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) Security Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) Support Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Cisco Architect
7 1 (4.55%) Cisco Consultant
7 1 (4.55%) Network Architect
7 1 (4.55%) Network Security Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Security Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) Celery
1 1 (4.55%) D3.js
1 1 (4.55%) Django
1 1 (4.55%) Redux
1 1 (4.55%) Regular Expression
1 1 (4.55%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.09%) DataPower
2 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 2 (9.09%) Online Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.55%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.55%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 10 (45.45%) Unix
2 7 (31.82%) Windows
3 2 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Network Design
2 4 (18.18%) Data Security
3 3 (13.64%) Change Management
3 3 (13.64%) Configuration Management
3 3 (13.64%) GAP Analysis
3 3 (13.64%) ITSM
3 3 (13.64%) Load Balancing
3 3 (13.64%) Project Management
3 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (9.09%) Data Loss Prevention
4 2 (9.09%) Problem Management
4 2 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (9.09%) SIEM
4 2 (9.09%) Time Management
5 1 (4.55%) DevOps
5 1 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (4.55%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (4.55%) Network Security Management
5 1 (4.55%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (4.55%) Proactive Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) Python
2 1 (4.55%) ES6
2 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (40.91%) CCSE
2 8 (36.36%) CCNP
2 8 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (31.82%) CCSA
4 5 (22.73%) CCNA
5 4 (18.18%) Check Point Certification
6 2 (9.09%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (4.55%) CCVP
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (9.09%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (4.55%) Ansible
3 1 (4.55%) Graphite
3 1 (4.55%) SCCM
3 1 (4.55%) SCOM
Vendors
1 22 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 19 (86.36%) Cisco
3 8 (36.36%) SolarWinds
4 5 (22.73%) Juniper
5 4 (18.18%) Palo Alto
6 3 (13.64%) CA Agile Central
6 3 (13.64%) F5
7 2 (9.09%) Citrix
7 2 (9.09%) IBM
7 2 (9.09%) IronPort
7 2 (9.09%) Meraki
8 1 (4.55%) Crossbeam
8 1 (4.55%) Dell
8 1 (4.55%) EMC
8 1 (4.55%) NetApp
8 1 (4.55%) VMware