Period
to 18 July 2019

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 18 July 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
6 months to
18 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 290 358 310
Rank change year-on-year +68 -48 -80
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 825 723 758
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.89% 0.70% 0.80%
As % of the Vendors category 2.09% 1.68% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 589 504 510
UK median daily rate £425 £415 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.62% +0.13%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £300
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £400
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 25
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £19.39 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.76% -48.31% -6.25%
10th Percentile £26.25 £15.20 £22.40
90th Percentile £66.81 £40.00 £66.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £19.39 £37.50
% change year-on-year +132.14% -48.31% -6.25%

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 39,446 43,009 41,657
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.58% 41.56% 43.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,537 26,586 25,437
UK median daily rate £454 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.89% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £256 £250 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,412 1,587 1,433
UK median hourly rate £19.02 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.66% +2.94% -2.86%
10th Percentile £11.10 £11.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.22 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.90 £16.50 £16.43
% change year-on-year +8.48% +0.43% -6.11%

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 18 July 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing CheckPoint over the 6 months to 18 July 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for CheckPoint in the UK

CheckPoint
Top 16 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 18 July 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 +65 734 £420 -1.18% 157
UK excluding London +65 511 £400 -3.03% 121
London +55 291 £475 +11.76% 38
South East +54 154 £413 -5.98% 37
North of England +55 112 £378 -5.63% 18
Midlands +8 83 £390 -17.89% 31
Scotland +53 64 £510 +58.14% 2
West Midlands +4 62 £400 -17.53% 24
Yorkshire +35 57 £400 - 5
East of England +32 51 £425 +17.24% 28
North West +29 46 £396 -2.16% 12
South West -5 42 £356 -5.00% 5
East Midlands +19 22 £375 - 7
North East +14 9 £325 +2.36% 1
Wales -9 6 £398 +22.31%
Northern Ireland +2 1 £400 -20.00%

For the 6 months to 18 July 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 with a requirement for CheckPoint.

1 629 (76.24%) Cisco
1 629 (76.24%) Firewall
2 358 (43.39%) Cisco Certification
3 287 (34.79%) WAN
4 278 (33.70%) CCNP
5 256 (31.03%) F5
6 241 (29.21%) Cisco ASA
7 239 (28.97%) LAN
8 232 (28.12%) Network Security
9 211 (25.58%) Data Centre
10 207 (25.09%) Palo Alto
11 188 (22.79%) BGP
12 182 (22.06%) VPN
12 182 (22.06%) Cisco Nexus
13 176 (21.33%) OSPF
14 173 (20.97%) Finance
15 164 (19.88%) CCNA
16 159 (19.27%) Juniper
17 143 (17.33%) Wireless
18 141 (17.09%) DNS
19 139 (16.85%) ITIL
20 118 (14.30%) Fortinet
21 114 (13.82%) MPLS
22 111 (13.45%) Load Balancing
23 105 (12.73%) Microsoft Azure
24 103 (12.48%) Windows
25 99 (12.00%) Blue Coat
26 92 (11.15%) CCIE
27 89 (10.79%) Migration
28 88 (10.67%) Microsoft

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 24 (2.91%) MS Exchange
2 17 (2.06%) IIS
3 16 (1.94%) Skype for Business
4 12 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2013
4 12 (1.45%) SharePoint
5 11 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (1.09%) WebLogic
7 5 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (0.61%) SharePoint Server
8 4 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (0.36%) Apache
9 3 (0.36%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.36%) SAS
10 2 (0.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.24%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.12%) WordPress
Applications
1 19 (2.30%) Microsoft Office
1 19 (2.30%) MS Visio
2 8 (0.97%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (0.48%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.12%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 105 (12.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 86 (10.42%) Amazon AWS
3 38 (4.61%) Office 365
4 30 (3.64%) IaaS
5 29 (3.52%) PaaS
6 10 (1.21%) Google Cloud Platform
7 8 (0.97%) SaaS
8 7 (0.85%) AWS CloudFormation
9 6 (0.73%) Azure Active Directory
10 5 (0.61%) GitHub
11 4 (0.48%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 3 (0.36%) Mimecast
13 2 (0.24%) Akamai
13 2 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (0.24%) AWS Lambda
13 2 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 1 (0.12%) Amazon S3
14 1 (0.12%) CloudFront
14 1 (0.12%) Dynamics 365
14 1 (0.12%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 629 (76.24%) Firewall
2 287 (34.79%) WAN
3 241 (29.21%) Cisco ASA
4 239 (28.97%) LAN
5 232 (28.12%) Network Security
6 188 (22.79%) BGP
7 182 (22.06%) Cisco Nexus
7 182 (22.06%) VPN
8 176 (21.33%) OSPF
9 143 (17.33%) Wireless
10 141 (17.09%) DNS
11 114 (13.82%) MPLS
12 85 (10.30%) DHCP
13 82 (9.94%) TCP/IP
14 72 (8.73%) VoIP
15 70 (8.48%) EIGRP
16 69 (8.36%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 63 (7.64%) Cisco IOS
18 56 (6.79%) VLAN
19 54 (6.55%) Cisco Firepower
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (1.21%) Big Data
1 10 (1.21%) SQL Server
2 7 (0.85%) Oracle OWB
3 3 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.24%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.24%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (0.12%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.12%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.12%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.12%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.12%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 16 (1.94%) Sonatype Nexus
2 11 (1.33%) Git (software)
3 9 (1.09%) MSI
3 9 (1.09%) WiX
4 3 (0.36%) Hudson
5 2 (0.24%) JIRA
5 2 (0.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 173 (20.97%) Finance
2 51 (6.18%) Telecoms
3 41 (4.97%) Banking
4 28 (3.39%) Financial Institution
5 17 (2.06%) Retail
6 14 (1.70%) Manufacturing
7 13 (1.58%) Legal
8 10 (1.21%) Marketing
9 8 (0.97%) Multimedia
10 7 (0.85%) Electronics
10 7 (0.85%) Law
11 5 (0.61%) German Language
11 5 (0.61%) Publishing
12 4 (0.48%) French Language
12 4 (0.48%) Local Government
13 3 (0.36%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.24%) Billing
14 2 (0.24%) International Banking
14 2 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.12%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 419 (50.79%) Network Engineer
2 96 (11.64%) Security Engineer
3 92 (11.15%) Architect
4 76 (9.21%) Cisco Engineer
5 73 (8.85%) Network Security Engineer
6 66 (8.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 66 (8.00%) Senior Network Engineer
7 64 (7.76%) Network Architect
8 50 (6.06%) Firewall Engineer
9 44 (5.33%) Consultant
10 39 (4.73%) Analyst
11 34 (4.12%) Security Architect
12 26 (3.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 26 (3.15%) Network Consultant
12 26 (3.15%) Network Security Architect
13 23 (2.79%) Cloud Engineer
14 22 (2.67%) Administrator
15 21 (2.55%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
15 21 (2.55%) Senior Security Engineer
16 18 (2.18%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (2.42%) XML
2 16 (1.94%) .NET
3 14 (1.70%) JSON
4 12 (1.45%) YAML
5 8 (0.97%) 802.1X
6 7 (0.85%) Middleware
6 7 (0.85%) Software Packaging
7 5 (0.61%) Regular Expression
8 4 (0.48%) XMPP
9 2 (0.24%) Oracle Fusion
10 1 (0.12%) HTML
10 1 (0.12%) IBM Integration Bus
10 1 (0.12%) Spring
10 1 (0.12%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 211 (25.58%) Data Centre
2 27 (3.27%) Public Cloud
3 23 (2.79%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (2.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 22 (2.67%) Clustering
5 21 (2.55%) Video Conferencing
6 19 (2.30%) Management Information System
7 18 (2.18%) Self-Motivation
8 11 (1.33%) Data Protection Act
9 9 (1.09%) Hedge funds
10 8 (0.97%) PKI
10 8 (0.97%) Virtual Team
11 7 (0.85%) Driving Licence
11 7 (0.85%) Fibre Optics
12 6 (0.73%) CLARiiON
12 6 (0.73%) Replication
12 6 (0.73%) SCADA
13 5 (0.61%) CMDB
13 5 (0.61%) NHS
13 5 (0.61%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 103 (12.48%) Windows
2 56 (6.79%) Linux
3 50 (6.06%) Windows Server
4 27 (3.27%) Unix
5 20 (2.42%) Windows 10
5 20 (2.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (2.06%) Check Point GAiA
7 16 (1.94%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.48%) Solaris
11 3 (0.36%) Android
12 2 (0.24%) HPUX
12 2 (0.24%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.12%) AIX
13 1 (0.12%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (16.85%) ITIL
2 111 (13.45%) Load Balancing
3 89 (10.79%) Migration
4 78 (9.45%) Network Design
5 64 (7.76%) Network Management
6 55 (6.67%) Change Management
7 46 (5.58%) Network Monitoring
8 44 (5.33%) Problem-Solving
9 42 (5.09%) Change Control
9 42 (5.09%) Kalman Filter
10 41 (4.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 33 (4.00%) DevOps
12 32 (3.88%) Data Protection
12 32 (3.88%) SIEM
13 31 (3.76%) Mentoring
13 31 (3.76%) Project Management
14 28 (3.39%) Problem Management
15 27 (3.27%) Disaster Recovery
15 27 (3.27%) Incident Management
15 27 (3.27%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 68 (8.24%) Python
2 46 (5.58%) PowerShell
3 33 (4.00%) SQL
4 18 (2.18%) Perl
5 11 (1.33%) Java
6 10 (1.21%) VB
7 7 (0.85%) Prolog
8 6 (0.73%) Bash Shell
9 5 (0.61%) C
10 2 (0.24%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.12%) PHP
11 1 (0.12%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 358 (43.39%) Cisco Certification
2 278 (33.70%) CCNP
3 164 (19.88%) CCNA
4 92 (11.15%) CCIE
5 70 (8.48%) Security Cleared
6 66 (8.00%) CCSA
7 58 (7.03%) CCSE
7 58 (7.03%) SC Cleared
8 29 (3.52%) Check Point Certification
9 28 (3.39%) CISSP
10 26 (3.15%) CCDP
11 15 (1.82%) CCDA
12 13 (1.58%) Degree
13 11 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
14 10 (1.21%) JNCIA
15 9 (1.09%) CISM
15 9 (1.09%) DV Cleared
15 9 (1.09%) ISEB
15 9 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
16 7 (0.85%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (2.91%) SLA
2 14 (1.70%) COBIT
3 10 (1.21%) PCI DSS
4 8 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.61%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.48%) MiFID
6 4 (0.48%) PMO
7 3 (0.36%) NIST
7 3 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.24%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 2 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.24%) GAMP
8 2 (0.24%) HIPAA
8 2 (0.24%) HL7
9 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.12%) GDPR
9 1 (0.12%) GPG13
9 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.12%) QA
System Software
1 65 (7.88%) Active Directory
2 42 (5.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (4.00%) Hyper-V
3 33 (4.00%) ProxySG
4 28 (3.39%) VMware ESXi
5 15 (1.82%) XenApp
6 13 (1.58%) vSphere
7 12 (1.45%) VMware NSX
8 9 (1.09%) Firmware
8 9 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
9 8 (0.97%) XenDesktop
10 6 (0.73%) KVM
11 5 (0.61%) BitLocker
11 5 (0.61%) Docker
12 4 (0.48%) IAG
12 4 (0.48%) Terminal Services
13 3 (0.36%) ISA Server
14 1 (0.12%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 1 (0.12%) EMC RecoverPoint
14 1 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 36 (4.36%) Ansible
2 26 (3.15%) Cisco Prime
3 24 (2.91%) Cisco CUCM
3 24 (2.91%) SCCM
4 19 (2.30%) SCOM
5 18 (2.18%) Nessus
6 17 (2.06%) FortiGate
7 11 (1.33%) Microsoft Clustering
7 11 (1.33%) QRadar
8 10 (1.21%) Opscode Chef
9 9 (1.09%) Cisco UCCX
9 9 (1.09%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 9 (1.09%) SCOrch
9 9 (1.09%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 8 (0.97%) Puppet
11 6 (0.73%) Microsoft Intune
11 6 (0.73%) Salt
11 6 (0.73%) Terraform
12 4 (0.48%) Cisco UCCE
12 4 (0.48%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 629 (76.24%) Cisco
2 256 (31.03%) F5
3 207 (25.09%) Palo Alto
4 159 (19.27%) Juniper
5 118 (14.30%) Fortinet
6 99 (12.00%) Blue Coat
7 88 (10.67%) Microsoft
8 84 (10.18%) Citrix
9 74 (8.97%) VMware
10 70 (8.48%) SolarWinds
11 60 (7.27%) HP
12 48 (5.82%) Aruba
13 37 (4.48%) Meraki
14 36 (4.36%) Dell
15 34 (4.12%) Riverbed
16 29 (3.52%) McAfee
17 28 (3.39%) Symantec
18 27 (3.27%) NetApp
19 26 (3.15%) Splunk
20 21 (2.55%) Qualys