Period
to 25 February 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 February 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
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 326 232 268
Rank change year-on-year -94 +36 -59
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 744 1,064 1,009
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.74% 1.12% 0.93%
As % of the Vendors category 1.78% 2.48% 2.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 497 690 624
UK median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +3.23%
10th Percentile £275 £300 £255
90th Percentile £587 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 39
UK median hourly rate £31.39 £48.75 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.61% +25.00% +11.43%
10th Percentile £30.20 £17.63 £18.55
90th Percentile £33.54 £55.00 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.39 £27.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year +14.15% -29.49% -8.24%

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.

All Vendors
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 41,775 42,831 46,296
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.78% 44.99% 42.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,314 26,334 27,508
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £231 £240 £230
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,401 1,612 1,831
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -5.56% +7.72%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.35 £10.05
90th Percentile £47.25 £46.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -3.03% -5.71% +6.06%

CheckPoint
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing CheckPoint as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for CheckPoint in the UK

CheckPoint
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CheckPoint in the UK

CheckPoint
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CheckPoint over the 6 months to 25 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CheckPoint in the UK

CheckPoint
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CheckPoint in the UK

CheckPoint
Top 15 Contract Locations

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 over the 6 months to 25 February 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
England -102 692 £425 - 170
UK excluding London -77 415 £425 +6.25% 108
London -54 318 £425 -5.56% 73
South East -82 140 £425 +0.59% 34
Midlands +20 107 £460 +11.52% 11
West Midlands +11 83 £460 +8.24% 5
North of England -31 72 £395 +2.60% 30
Yorkshire -24 36 £385 +2.67% 15
East of England -60 31 £355 -14.20% 15
Scotland -30 28 £400 +6.67% 10
East Midlands +7 24 £375 +11.11% 6
North West -6 24 £375 -16.67% 13
South West -11 22 £413 +10.00% 7
Wales 0 16 £213 -43.33% 1
North East +38 12 £425 +17.24% 2

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 with a requirement for CheckPoint.

1 528 (70.97%) Firewall
2 526 (70.70%) Cisco
3 222 (29.84%) Cisco Certification
4 201 (27.02%) WAN
5 183 (24.60%) F5
6 181 (24.33%) Cisco ASA
7 179 (24.06%) VPN
8 178 (23.92%) Network Security
9 166 (22.31%) Juniper
10 162 (21.77%) CCNP
11 148 (19.89%) Data Centre
12 133 (17.88%) Finance
12 133 (17.88%) Security Cleared
13 129 (17.34%) LAN
14 128 (17.20%) Microsoft Azure
15 125 (16.80%) Cisco Nexus
16 120 (16.13%) Wireless
17 118 (15.86%) ITIL
18 115 (15.46%) Palo Alto
19 114 (15.32%) Citrix
20 110 (14.78%) VMware
21 108 (14.52%) BGP
22 105 (14.11%) OSPF
22 105 (14.11%) Fortinet
23 103 (13.84%) Microsoft
23 103 (13.84%) Windows
24 98 (13.17%) MPLS
25 94 (12.63%) CCNA
26 91 (12.23%) SC Cleared
26 91 (12.23%) Network Design

CheckPoint
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 31 (4.17%) MS Exchange
2 14 (1.88%) SharePoint
3 10 (1.34%) Apache
4 9 (1.21%) IIS
4 9 (1.21%) Skype for Business
5 7 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (0.94%) JBoss
6 4 (0.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 4 (0.54%) Drupal
6 4 (0.54%) WordPress
7 3 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.40%) MS Project Server
7 3 (0.40%) OpenStack
7 3 (0.40%) SAS
7 3 (0.40%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.27%) MQSeries
8 2 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 24 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (2.69%) MS Visio
3 11 (1.48%) Microsoft Excel
4 10 (1.34%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (1.21%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.40%) CA PPM
1 3 (0.40%) Primavera
2 2 (0.27%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.27%) RMDS
3 1 (0.13%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 128 (17.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 91 (12.23%) Amazon AWS
3 35 (4.70%) Office 365
4 10 (1.34%) PaaS
5 9 (1.21%) IaaS
6 8 (1.08%) Mimecast
7 7 (0.94%) Google Cloud Platform
8 5 (0.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 4 (0.54%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.54%) SaaS
10 2 (0.27%) IBM Cloud
10 2 (0.27%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.27%) SuccessFactors
11 1 (0.13%) Bluemix
11 1 (0.13%) SoftLayer
11 1 (0.13%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 528 (70.97%) Firewall
2 201 (27.02%) WAN
3 181 (24.33%) Cisco ASA
4 179 (24.06%) VPN
5 178 (23.92%) Network Security
6 129 (17.34%) LAN
7 125 (16.80%) Cisco Nexus
8 120 (16.13%) Wireless
9 108 (14.52%) BGP
10 105 (14.11%) OSPF
11 98 (13.17%) MPLS
12 81 (10.89%) DNS
13 79 (10.62%) Internet
14 64 (8.60%) DHCP
14 64 (8.60%) SSL
15 56 (7.53%) TCP/IP
16 50 (6.72%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 46 (6.18%) NetScaler
18 40 (5.38%) IPsec
19 38 (5.11%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (1.48%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.21%) BusinessObjects
3 5 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (0.67%) OLTP
4 4 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (0.40%) Oracle OWB
5 3 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (0.40%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (0.40%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (0.27%) Big Data
6 2 (0.27%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.13%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.13%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.13%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.13%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 9 (1.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 6 (0.81%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (0.40%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.40%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.13%) Artifactory
4 1 (0.13%) GitLab
4 1 (0.13%) JIRA
4 1 (0.13%) Selenium
4 1 (0.13%) TeamCity
General
1 133 (17.88%) Finance
2 36 (4.84%) Banking
3 25 (3.36%) Telecoms
4 13 (1.75%) Retail
5 4 (0.54%) Legal
5 4 (0.54%) Manufacturing
5 4 (0.54%) Multimedia
6 3 (0.40%) Financial Institution
6 3 (0.40%) Local Government
7 2 (0.27%) Automotive
7 2 (0.27%) Billing
7 2 (0.27%) French Language
7 2 (0.27%) Games
7 2 (0.27%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.27%) Law
8 1 (0.13%) Advertising
8 1 (0.13%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.13%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.13%) Marketing
8 1 (0.13%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 320 (43.01%) Network Engineer
2 115 (15.46%) Architect
3 109 (14.65%) Security Engineer
4 76 (10.22%) Network Security Engineer
5 73 (9.81%) Firewall Engineer
6 72 (9.68%) Cisco Engineer
7 67 (9.01%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 44 (5.91%) Network Architect
9 41 (5.51%) Security Architect
10 36 (4.84%) Analyst
10 36 (4.84%) Senior Network Engineer
11 34 (4.57%) Implementation Engineer
11 34 (4.57%) Network Implementation Engineer
12 31 (4.17%) Consultant
13 29 (3.90%) Infrastructure Architect
14 27 (3.63%) Design Engineer
14 27 (3.63%) Network Design Engineer
15 25 (3.36%) Cloud Engineer
15 25 (3.36%) Support Engineer
16 24 (3.23%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (1.75%) 802.1X
2 12 (1.61%) Regular Expression
3 9 (1.21%) .NET
4 4 (0.54%) LDAP
4 4 (0.54%) XML
5 3 (0.40%) OAuth
5 3 (0.40%) OAuth2
5 3 (0.40%) Web Services
6 2 (0.27%) Rendezvous
6 2 (0.27%) WAP
7 1 (0.13%) Apache Flex
7 1 (0.13%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (0.13%) HTML
7 1 (0.13%) Java EE
7 1 (0.13%) JFC
7 1 (0.13%) LAMP
7 1 (0.13%) REST
7 1 (0.13%) SailPoint
7 1 (0.13%) SAML
7 1 (0.13%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 148 (19.89%) Data Centre
2 33 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (3.90%) Management Information System
4 16 (2.15%) Computer Science
5 13 (1.75%) PKI
5 13 (1.75%) Replication
6 11 (1.48%) Private Cloud
7 10 (1.34%) Security Operations Centre
8 8 (1.08%) PMI
9 7 (0.94%) Microsoft Licensing
9 7 (0.94%) Public Cloud
10 6 (0.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 6 (0.81%) Greenfield Project
10 6 (0.81%) Hybrid Cloud
11 5 (0.67%) Data Protection Act
11 5 (0.67%) Mobile App
12 4 (0.54%) CMDB
12 4 (0.54%) DataPower
12 4 (0.54%) Fintech
13 3 (0.40%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 103 (13.84%) Windows
2 62 (8.33%) Linux
3 56 (7.53%) Windows Server
4 20 (2.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (2.28%) Unix
6 16 (2.15%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (2.02%) Windows 10
8 14 (1.88%) CentOS
9 10 (1.34%) Windows 7
9 10 (1.34%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (1.08%) Check Point GAiA
11 4 (0.54%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.40%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.40%) VMS
13 2 (0.27%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.27%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (15.86%) ITIL
2 91 (12.23%) Network Design
3 69 (9.27%) Load Balancing
4 53 (7.12%) Information Security
4 53 (7.12%) Migration
5 48 (6.45%) Change Management
6 46 (6.18%) WAN Optimisation
7 45 (6.05%) Change Control
8 42 (5.65%) Project Management
9 41 (5.51%) Cybersecurity
9 41 (5.51%) Network Architecture
10 34 (4.57%) Kalman Filter
11 33 (4.44%) High Availability
12 32 (4.30%) Agile Software Development
13 29 (3.90%) Network Monitoring
13 29 (3.90%) PRINCE2
14 28 (3.76%) ITIL V3
15 27 (3.63%) Programme Management
15 27 (3.63%) SIEM
16 26 (3.49%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 31 (4.17%) SQL
2 16 (2.15%) Python
3 8 (1.08%) C
3 8 (1.08%) Java
4 2 (0.27%) Bash Shell
4 2 (0.27%) Perl
4 2 (0.27%) PHP
4 2 (0.27%) PowerShell
4 2 (0.27%) Ruby
5 1 (0.13%) C++
5 1 (0.13%) C-shell
5 1 (0.13%) Go
5 1 (0.13%) Korn
5 1 (0.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 222 (29.84%) Cisco Certification
2 162 (21.77%) CCNP
3 133 (17.88%) Security Cleared
4 94 (12.63%) CCNA
5 91 (12.23%) SC Cleared
6 72 (9.68%) CCIE
7 58 (7.80%) CCSE
8 55 (7.39%) CCSA
9 40 (5.38%) Microsoft Certification
10 36 (4.84%) CISSP
11 34 (4.57%) Degree
12 33 (4.44%) MCSE
13 22 (2.96%) MCP
14 21 (2.82%) Check Point Certification
15 16 (2.15%) CCSP
15 16 (2.15%) DV Cleared
16 13 (1.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 10 (1.34%) CISM
17 10 (1.34%) ISEB
18 9 (1.21%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (4.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 28 (3.76%) SLA
3 18 (2.42%) GDPR
4 17 (2.28%) PCI DSS
5 10 (1.34%) PMO
5 10 (1.34%) QA
6 7 (0.94%) Disclosure Scotland
7 5 (0.67%) COBIT
7 5 (0.67%) GCP
7 5 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 3 (0.40%) FIPS 140-2
8 3 (0.40%) ISO 22301
8 3 (0.40%) NIST 800
8 3 (0.40%) PMBOK
9 2 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 77 (10.35%) Active Directory
2 64 (8.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (3.90%) vSphere
4 25 (3.36%) Hyper-V
4 25 (3.36%) ProxySG
5 17 (2.28%) VMware NSX
6 14 (1.88%) Terminal Services
6 14 (1.88%) VMware ESXi
6 14 (1.88%) XenApp
7 12 (1.61%) Docker
8 11 (1.48%) Virtual Servers
9 9 (1.21%) BitLocker
10 7 (0.94%) UAG
11 4 (0.54%) VirtualBox
12 3 (0.40%) IAG
12 3 (0.40%) Snort
12 3 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
13 2 (0.27%) Samba
13 2 (0.27%) Xen
13 2 (0.27%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 64 (8.60%) FortiGate
2 21 (2.82%) Ansible
3 16 (2.15%) SCCM
4 13 (1.75%) Puppet
5 11 (1.48%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (1.34%) SCOM
7 9 (1.21%) Cisco Prime
7 9 (1.21%) Nagios
8 8 (1.08%) Norton AntiVirus
8 8 (1.08%) vCenter Server
9 7 (0.94%) Backup Exec
9 7 (0.94%) McAfee ePO
9 7 (0.94%) Nessus
9 7 (0.94%) NetBackup
10 6 (0.81%) Cacti
10 6 (0.81%) SolarWinds Orion
11 5 (0.67%) Terraform
11 5 (0.67%) WhatsUp Gold
11 5 (0.67%) XenMobile
12 4 (0.54%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 526 (70.70%) Cisco
2 183 (24.60%) F5
3 166 (22.31%) Juniper
4 115 (15.46%) Palo Alto
5 114 (15.32%) Citrix
6 110 (14.78%) VMware
7 105 (14.11%) Fortinet
8 103 (13.84%) Microsoft
9 90 (12.10%) Blue Coat
10 76 (10.22%) McAfee
11 67 (9.01%) HP
12 62 (8.33%) Aruba
13 46 (6.18%) SolarWinds
14 40 (5.38%) Oracle
15 36 (4.84%) IBM
16 28 (3.76%) NetApp
16 28 (3.76%) Nokia
17 26 (3.49%) Dell
18 23 (3.09%) Extreme Networks
19 20 (2.69%) Veeam