Period
to 23 March 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 23 March 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
23 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 280 349 241
Rank change year-on-year +69 -108 +22
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 911 734 991
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.94% 0.72% 1.07%
As % of the Vendors category 2.21% 1.73% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 630 500 660
UK median daily rate £425 £415 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% -1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £306 £275 £300
90th Percentile £538 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £415 £395
% change year-on-year -3.61% +5.06% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 3 15
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £31.39 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.36% -26.14% +8.97%
10th Percentile £22.42 £30.20 £18.02
90th Percentile £66.81 £33.54 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £31.39 £27.50
% change year-on-year +43.36% +14.15% -29.49%

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 41,271 42,316 41,723
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.37% 41.44% 44.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,605 26,392 25,639
UK median daily rate £450 £448 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.56% +5.29% +6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £238 £248
90th Percentile £638 £625 £594
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £401 £400
% change year-on-year +6.12% +0.13% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,450 1,427 1,550
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.06% -13.16%
10th Percentile £10.90 £10.80 £10.29
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.75 £16.00 £16.18
% change year-on-year +4.69% -1.11% -10.11%

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 23 March 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 23 March 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 23 March 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 +65 824 £425 - 47
UK excluding London +60 570 £400 -3.61% 33
London +36 327 £450 +8.43% 18
South East +43 187 £400 -5.88% 8
North of England +51 133 £380 -5.00% 6
Midlands -18 83 £450 -5.26% 10
Yorkshire +41 70 £375 -0.66% 2
West Midlands -25 68 £450 -5.26% 7
Scotland +33 57 £500 +53.85% 4
South West +11 56 £370 -10.30% 3
North West +28 45 £400 +17.65% 4
East of England +29 42 £356 -1.04% 2
North East +10 18 £335 -21.18%
Wales -5 18 £368 +58.92%
East Midlands +11 15 £450 +20.00% 3

For the 6 months to 23 March 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.

1 697 (76.51%) Cisco
2 683 (74.97%) Firewall
3 380 (41.71%) Cisco Certification
4 315 (34.58%) WAN
5 296 (32.49%) CCNP
6 282 (30.95%) Cisco ASA
7 262 (28.76%) F5
8 258 (28.32%) LAN
9 237 (26.02%) Network Security
10 232 (25.47%) OSPF
11 220 (24.15%) BGP
12 219 (24.04%) VPN
13 216 (23.71%) Cisco Nexus
14 200 (21.95%) Juniper
15 199 (21.84%) Palo Alto
16 192 (21.08%) Wireless
17 184 (20.20%) Finance
18 183 (20.09%) Data Centre
19 173 (18.99%) CCNA
20 164 (18.00%) MPLS
21 135 (14.82%) Blue Coat
22 129 (14.16%) Load Balancing
23 128 (14.05%) ITIL
24 115 (12.62%) Windows
25 112 (12.29%) Migration
26 109 (11.96%) Microsoft Azure
27 108 (11.86%) Citrix
28 106 (11.64%) Security Cleared
29 99 (10.87%) SC Cleared
30 97 (10.65%) DNS

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 18 (1.98%) MS Exchange
1 18 (1.98%) Skype for Business
2 16 (1.76%) SharePoint
3 12 (1.32%) IIS
4 10 (1.10%) WebLogic
5 9 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (0.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 4 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (0.44%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.33%) CMS
8 3 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.22%) Apache
10 1 (0.11%) nginx
10 1 (0.11%) OpenStack
Applications
1 25 (2.74%) MS Visio
2 17 (1.87%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (1.76%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
5 5 (0.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.11%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 109 (11.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 77 (8.45%) Amazon AWS
3 40 (4.39%) PaaS
4 37 (4.06%) IaaS
5 27 (2.96%) Office 365
6 19 (2.09%) SaaS
7 7 (0.77%) Azure Active Directory
7 7 (0.77%) Serverless
8 6 (0.66%) Azure Functions
9 5 (0.55%) iPaaS
10 2 (0.22%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.11%) Akamai
11 1 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.11%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.11%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.11%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 683 (74.97%) Firewall
2 315 (34.58%) WAN
3 282 (30.95%) Cisco ASA
4 258 (28.32%) LAN
5 237 (26.02%) Network Security
6 232 (25.47%) OSPF
7 220 (24.15%) BGP
8 219 (24.04%) VPN
9 216 (23.71%) Cisco Nexus
10 192 (21.08%) Wireless
11 164 (18.00%) MPLS
12 97 (10.65%) DNS
13 90 (9.88%) TCP/IP
14 81 (8.89%) EIGRP
15 77 (8.45%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 76 (8.34%) VoIP
17 67 (7.35%) Cisco Firepower
17 67 (7.35%) Cisco IOS
18 61 (6.70%) Multicast
19 60 (6.59%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (2.96%) SQL Server
2 11 (1.21%) Azure SQL Database
3 9 (0.99%) Big Data
3 9 (0.99%) Oracle OWB
4 8 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (0.55%) Relational Database
6 4 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.11%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.11%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.11%) MySQL
7 1 (0.11%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.11%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (0.88%) MSI
1 8 (0.88%) WiX
2 7 (0.77%) Jenkins
3 5 (0.55%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.44%) Sonatype Nexus
4 4 (0.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (0.33%) Hudson
6 2 (0.22%) Metasploit
7 1 (0.11%) JIRA
7 1 (0.11%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.11%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 184 (20.20%) Finance
2 48 (5.27%) Telecoms
3 46 (5.05%) Banking
4 23 (2.52%) Retail
5 14 (1.54%) Legal
6 9 (0.99%) Financial Institution
6 9 (0.99%) Law
7 7 (0.77%) Multimedia
8 6 (0.66%) Advertising
8 6 (0.66%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.55%) German Language
9 5 (0.55%) Local Government
9 5 (0.55%) Publishing
10 4 (0.44%) French Language
11 3 (0.33%) Electronics
11 3 (0.33%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.33%) Marketing
12 2 (0.22%) Billing
12 2 (0.22%) International Banking
13 1 (0.11%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 427 (46.87%) Network Engineer
2 124 (13.61%) Security Engineer
3 87 (9.55%) Architect
4 82 (9.00%) Firewall Engineer
5 74 (8.12%) Network Security Engineer
6 71 (7.79%) Cisco Engineer
7 63 (6.92%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 61 (6.70%) Senior Network Engineer
9 51 (5.60%) Network Architect
10 49 (5.38%) Analyst
11 46 (5.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 38 (4.17%) Consultant
13 32 (3.51%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
14 24 (2.63%) Network Consultant
15 23 (2.52%) Security Architect
16 21 (2.31%) Project Manager
16 21 (2.31%) Support Engineer
17 20 (2.20%) Infrastructure Architect
18 18 (1.98%) Programme Manager
19 17 (1.87%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (1.76%) 802.1X
2 13 (1.43%) .NET
2 13 (1.43%) XML
3 12 (1.32%) XMPP
4 9 (0.99%) SAML
5 7 (0.77%) Middleware
6 6 (0.66%) Software Packaging
7 5 (0.55%) JSON
8 4 (0.44%) Regular Expression
8 4 (0.44%) WAP
8 4 (0.44%) WCF
8 4 (0.44%) YAML
9 3 (0.33%) Oracle Fusion
9 3 (0.33%) Spring
10 1 (0.11%) IBM Integration Bus
10 1 (0.11%) LAMP
10 1 (0.11%) LAPP Stack
10 1 (0.11%) LDAP
10 1 (0.11%) LEMP Stack
10 1 (0.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 183 (20.09%) Data Centre
2 39 (4.28%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (3.95%) Self-Motivation
4 31 (3.40%) Management Information System
5 22 (2.41%) Video Conferencing
6 19 (2.09%) Clustering
7 17 (1.87%) Virtual Team
8 16 (1.76%) Private Cloud
9 12 (1.32%) PKI
10 9 (0.99%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 8 (0.88%) CLARiiON
11 8 (0.88%) EMC VNX
12 7 (0.77%) Hedge funds
13 6 (0.66%) BBC
13 6 (0.66%) Blackberry
13 6 (0.66%) EMC VMAX
13 6 (0.66%) RSA SecurID
14 5 (0.55%) Security Operations Centre
15 4 (0.44%) Driving Licence
15 4 (0.44%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 115 (12.62%) Windows
2 50 (5.49%) Linux
3 44 (4.83%) Windows Server
4 28 (3.07%) Windows Server 2012
5 27 (2.96%) Unix
6 15 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 15 (1.65%) Windows 10
7 14 (1.54%) Check Point GAiA
8 11 (1.21%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (0.66%) Windows 7
11 5 (0.55%) Solaris
12 2 (0.22%) Android
12 2 (0.22%) HPUX
13 1 (0.11%) AIX
13 1 (0.11%) CentOS
13 1 (0.11%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (14.16%) Load Balancing
2 128 (14.05%) ITIL
3 112 (12.29%) Migration
4 73 (8.01%) Network Monitoring
5 62 (6.81%) Network Design
6 59 (6.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 56 (6.15%) Change Control
7 56 (6.15%) Problem-Solving
8 46 (5.05%) Agile Software Development
8 46 (5.05%) Network Management
9 42 (4.61%) Stakeholder Management
10 40 (4.39%) Project Management
10 40 (4.39%) Risk Management
11 38 (4.17%) Information Security
12 37 (4.06%) Change Management
13 36 (3.95%) Incident Management
14 34 (3.73%) Mentoring
15 32 (3.51%) SIEM
16 31 (3.40%) Programme Management
17 30 (3.29%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 35 (3.84%) SQL
2 30 (3.29%) Python
3 22 (2.41%) PowerShell
4 20 (2.20%) Perl
5 11 (1.21%) Java
6 9 (0.99%) VB
7 6 (0.66%) Bash Shell
8 5 (0.55%) C
9 4 (0.44%) C#
10 3 (0.33%) Tcl
11 2 (0.22%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.22%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.11%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 380 (41.71%) Cisco Certification
2 296 (32.49%) CCNP
3 173 (18.99%) CCNA
4 106 (11.64%) Security Cleared
5 99 (10.87%) SC Cleared
6 75 (8.23%) CCSA
7 73 (8.01%) CCIE
8 71 (7.79%) CCSE
9 39 (4.28%) CISSP
10 27 (2.96%) Check Point Certification
11 26 (2.85%) Degree
12 15 (1.65%) CCDP
13 13 (1.43%) GIAC
13 13 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
14 12 (1.32%) MCSE
15 11 (1.21%) ISEB
16 10 (1.10%) Computer Science Degree
17 9 (0.99%) ISEB Practitioner
18 8 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
18 8 (0.88%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (1.76%) PCI DSS
1 16 (1.76%) SLA
2 12 (1.32%) PMO
3 9 (0.99%) COBIT
4 7 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.22%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 2 (0.22%) COSO
6 2 (0.22%) GAMP
6 2 (0.22%) GDPR
6 2 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.22%) NIST 800
7 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.11%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.11%) QA
System Software
1 54 (5.93%) Active Directory
2 36 (3.95%) ProxySG
3 32 (3.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (2.41%) VMware ESXi
5 18 (1.98%) Hyper-V
6 15 (1.65%) Firmware
6 15 (1.65%) VMware NSX
7 14 (1.54%) XenApp
8 12 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
9 10 (1.10%) Docker
10 7 (0.77%) vSphere
11 2 (0.22%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.11%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.11%) IAG
12 1 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.11%) Snort
12 1 (0.11%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.11%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.11%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 35 (3.84%) FortiGate
2 24 (2.63%) Cisco Prime
2 24 (2.63%) QRadar
3 23 (2.52%) Nessus
3 23 (2.52%) SCCM
4 20 (2.20%) Cisco CUCM
5 13 (1.43%) SCOM
6 11 (1.21%) Microsoft Clustering
7 10 (1.10%) Cisco UCCX
7 10 (1.10%) Nagios
7 10 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
8 9 (0.99%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 9 (0.99%) Puppet
8 9 (0.99%) SCOrch
8 9 (0.99%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 8 (0.88%) ArcSight ESM
9 8 (0.88%) Terraform
10 7 (0.77%) Ansible
10 7 (0.77%) Kubernetes
10 7 (0.77%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 697 (76.51%) Cisco
2 262 (28.76%) F5
3 200 (21.95%) Juniper
4 199 (21.84%) Palo Alto
5 135 (14.82%) Blue Coat
6 108 (11.86%) Citrix
7 97 (10.65%) SolarWinds
7 97 (10.65%) VMware
8 92 (10.10%) Microsoft
9 80 (8.78%) Fortinet
10 64 (7.03%) McAfee
11 53 (5.82%) HP
12 44 (4.83%) Aruba
13 38 (4.17%) Meraki
14 36 (3.95%) Dell
15 35 (3.84%) NetApp
16 33 (3.62%) Oracle
17 31 (3.40%) Symantec
18 30 (3.29%) Riverbed
19 26 (2.85%) Splunk