Period
to 16 April 2021

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 16 April 2021 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
16 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 360 334 284
Rank change year-on-year -26 -50 +60
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 319 405 917
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.60% 0.69% 0.95%
As % of the Vendors category 1.46% 1.63% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 280 645
10th Percentile £300 £256 £300
25th Percentile £363 £350 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £444 £420 £425
Median % change year-on-year +5.60% -1.18% +2.41%
75th Percentile £517 £488 £488
90th Percentile £625 £551 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 30
10th Percentile " £19.50 £22.42
25th Percentile £23.00 £22.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £30.00
Median % change year-on-year +33.33% - -4.43%
75th Percentile £54.50 £35.00 £61.38
90th Percentile £59.60 " £66.81
UK excluding London median hourly rate £53.00 £31.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +70.97% -31.11% +43.36%

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 21,890 24,862 40,356
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.22% 42.42% 41.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,996 15,517 25,530
10th Percentile £272 £214 £263
25th Percentile £375 £350 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
75th Percentile £575 £550 £556
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 717 1,076 1,344
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.80 £10.82
25th Percentile £15.00 £14.50 £12.76
Median hourly rate £22.50 £18.90 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year +19.05% +8.00% +2.94%
75th Percentile £45.50 £31.21 £35.00
90th Percentile £60.00 £51.75 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +5.56% +9.09% +4.04%

CheckPoint
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for CheckPoint in the UK

CheckPoint
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing CheckPoint.

Daily rate trend for CheckPoint in the UK

CheckPoint
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing CheckPoint over the 6 months to 16 April 2021.

Daily rate histogram for CheckPoint in the UK

CheckPoint
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing CheckPoint.

Hourly rate trend for CheckPoint in the UK

CheckPoint
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing CheckPoint over the 6 months to 16 April 2021.

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 16 April 2021. 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 +21 244 £425 +6.25% 52
UK excluding London +1 157 £425 - 37
Work from Home -149 115 £488 +35.42% 9
London +7 94 £475 +18.75% 19
South East +16 42 £474 +18.44% 8
North of England +55 33 £379 -6.48% 10
Midlands +18 25 £450 +1.12% 11
South West +62 23 £378 +7.86% 4
West Midlands +8 21 £450 - 10
Scotland -35 21 £420 -6.67% 4
North West +35 18 £378 -13.71% 5
East of England +45 16 £360 -20.00%
Yorkshire +42 15 £380 -10.59% 5
East Midlands +23 6 £388 -9.88% 1
Wales +12 2 £425 +21.43%

For the 6 months to 16 April 2021, 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.

1 188 (58.93%) Firewall
2 180 (56.43%) Cisco
3 112 (35.11%) WAN
4 88 (27.59%) LAN
5 87 (27.27%) F5
6 85 (26.65%) Finance
7 81 (25.39%) Cisco Certification
8 78 (24.45%) Fortinet
9 70 (21.94%) Palo Alto
10 69 (21.63%) Agile Software Development
11 67 (21.00%) Microsoft
12 65 (20.38%) Azure
13 62 (19.44%) Cisco ASA
14 61 (19.12%) Network Security
15 56 (17.55%) Data Centre
16 54 (16.93%) Security Cleared
17 52 (16.30%) CCNP
18 45 (14.11%) AWS
19 42 (13.17%) Juniper
20 39 (12.23%) Windows
21 38 (11.91%) Migration
21 38 (11.91%) SC Cleared
22 37 (11.60%) ITIL
22 37 (11.60%) SDLC
23 36 (11.29%) CCNA
24 34 (10.66%) TCP/IP
24 34 (10.66%) OSPF
24 34 (10.66%) BGP
24 34 (10.66%) Blue Coat
24 34 (10.66%) Cisco Nexus

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 11 (3.45%) Skype for Business
2 10 (3.13%) SharePoint
3 7 (2.19%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.31%) IIS
5 1 (0.31%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.31%) WebLogic
Applications
1 19 (5.96%) MS Visio
2 17 (5.33%) Microsoft Project
3 7 (2.19%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (1.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.63%) Primavera
2 1 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.31%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.31%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 65 (20.38%) Azure
2 45 (14.11%) AWS
3 32 (10.03%) Microsoft 365
4 10 (3.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 10 (3.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 8 (2.51%) Amazon EC2
5 8 (2.51%) Amazon ECS
5 8 (2.51%) Amazon GuardDuty
5 8 (2.51%) AWS Lambda
5 8 (2.51%) CloudFront
5 8 (2.51%) Serverless
6 6 (1.88%) Azure Active Directory
6 6 (1.88%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 6 (1.88%) IaaS
6 6 (1.88%) PaaS
6 6 (1.88%) SaaS
7 5 (1.57%) OneDrive
8 4 (1.25%) GCP
9 2 (0.63%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.63%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 188 (58.93%) Firewall
2 112 (35.11%) WAN
3 88 (27.59%) LAN
4 62 (19.44%) Cisco ASA
5 61 (19.12%) Network Security
6 34 (10.66%) BGP
6 34 (10.66%) Cisco Nexus
6 34 (10.66%) OSPF
6 34 (10.66%) TCP/IP
7 33 (10.34%) Wireless
8 32 (10.03%) DNS
9 31 (9.72%) VPN
10 25 (7.84%) SD-WAN
11 24 (7.52%) Internet
11 24 (7.52%) Wi-Fi
12 19 (5.96%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 19 (5.96%) MPLS
13 18 (5.64%) WLAN
14 17 (5.33%) VLAN
15 15 (4.70%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.51%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (0.63%) Big Data
2 2 (0.63%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle OWB
3 1 (0.31%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 9 (2.82%) Git (software)
2 7 (2.19%) Sonatype Nexus
3 4 (1.25%) Bitbucket
3 4 (1.25%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (0.63%) Hudson
4 2 (0.63%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.63%) JUnit
4 2 (0.63%) Mockito
5 1 (0.31%) JIRA
5 1 (0.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 85 (26.65%) Finance
2 31 (9.72%) Public Sector
3 22 (6.90%) Telecoms
4 19 (5.96%) Front Office
5 10 (3.13%) Banking
6 7 (2.19%) Retail
7 5 (1.57%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.25%) Publishing
9 3 (0.94%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.63%) Legal
10 2 (0.63%) Police
11 1 (0.31%) Automotive
11 1 (0.31%) Billing
11 1 (0.31%) French Language
11 1 (0.31%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.31%) Law
11 1 (0.31%) Local Government
11 1 (0.31%) Marketing
11 1 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 121 (37.93%) Network Engineer
2 31 (9.72%) Architect
3 27 (8.46%) Security Engineer
4 20 (6.27%) Delivery Manager
5 19 (5.96%) Agile Delivery Manager
6 18 (5.64%) Network Security Engineer
7 17 (5.33%) Senior Network Engineer
8 14 (4.39%) Network Architect
9 13 (4.08%) Cisco Engineer
9 13 (4.08%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 13 (4.08%) Test Manager
10 12 (3.76%) Cloud Engineer
10 12 (3.76%) Consultant
10 12 (3.76%) Firewall Engineer
10 12 (3.76%) Project Manager
11 11 (3.45%) Infrastructure Architect
12 10 (3.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 10 (3.13%) NOC Engineer
12 10 (3.13%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
12 10 (3.13%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.51%) Web Services
2 5 (1.57%) YAML
3 4 (1.25%) JSON
4 3 (0.94%) XML
5 2 (0.63%) 802.1X
5 2 (0.63%) JMS
5 2 (0.63%) JSON Schema
5 2 (0.63%) LDAP
5 2 (0.63%) SailPoint
5 2 (0.63%) SAML
5 2 (0.63%) Spring
5 2 (0.63%) Spring Boot
5 2 (0.63%) XSD
6 1 (0.31%) HTML
6 1 (0.31%) ModSecurity
6 1 (0.31%) OAuth
6 1 (0.31%) OAuth2
6 1 (0.31%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 56 (17.55%) Data Centre
2 19 (5.96%) Enterprise Software
3 17 (5.33%) Self-Motivation
4 13 (4.08%) Video Conferencing
5 9 (2.82%) Tandem
6 8 (2.51%) Greenfield Project
6 8 (2.51%) Linux Command Line
7 4 (1.25%) CESG
7 4 (1.25%) Public Cloud
8 3 (0.94%) CCTV
8 3 (0.94%) PKI
9 2 (0.63%) CMDB
9 2 (0.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (0.63%) IVR
9 2 (0.63%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.63%) PMI
10 1 (0.31%) Cyber Defence
10 1 (0.31%) EMC VNX
10 1 (0.31%) Security Operations Centre
10 1 (0.31%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 39 (12.23%) Windows
2 26 (8.15%) Linux
3 14 (4.39%) Windows Server
4 10 (3.13%) Unix
4 10 (3.13%) Windows 10
5 8 (2.51%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (1.25%) Windows Server 2016
7 2 (0.63%) CatOS
7 2 (0.63%) Check Point GAiA
7 2 (0.63%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.31%) Android
8 1 (0.31%) HPUX
8 1 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.31%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (21.63%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (11.91%) Migration
3 37 (11.60%) ITIL
3 37 (11.60%) SDLC
4 34 (10.66%) DevOps
5 30 (9.40%) Network Design
6 28 (8.78%) Collaborative Working
6 28 (8.78%) Stakeholder Management
7 25 (7.84%) Project Management
8 24 (7.52%) Risk Management
8 24 (7.52%) Scrum
9 23 (7.21%) Continuous Integration
10 22 (6.90%) Mentoring
11 20 (6.27%) Waterfall
12 19 (5.96%) Change Management
12 19 (5.96%) Load Balancing
13 18 (5.64%) Project Delivery
14 17 (5.33%) Planning and Forecasting
15 16 (5.02%) Capacity Planning
15 16 (5.02%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 20 (6.27%) Python
2 12 (3.76%) Bash Shell
3 5 (1.57%) SQL
4 4 (1.25%) Java
4 4 (1.25%) Perl
4 4 (1.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 81 (25.39%) Cisco Certification
2 54 (16.93%) Security Cleared
3 52 (16.30%) CCNP
4 38 (11.91%) SC Cleared
5 36 (11.29%) CCNA
6 24 (7.52%) CCIE
7 19 (5.96%) CCSE
8 17 (5.33%) CCSA
9 14 (4.39%) ISTQB
9 14 (4.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 13 (4.08%) Degree
11 8 (2.51%) CCDP
11 8 (2.51%) DV Cleared
11 8 (2.51%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (2.19%) CISSP
13 6 (1.88%) Computer Science Degree
14 5 (1.57%) Check Point Certification
14 5 (1.57%) ITIL Certification
14 5 (1.57%) JNCIA
15 4 (1.25%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (7.84%) QA
2 15 (4.70%) SLA
3 14 (4.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.88%) PMO
5 3 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (0.63%) GDPR
7 1 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 29 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 26 (8.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (3.45%) ProxySG
4 9 (2.82%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (2.51%) VMware NSX
6 5 (1.57%) Hyper-V
6 5 (1.57%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (1.25%) Docker
7 4 (1.25%) Snort
7 4 (1.25%) XenApp
8 3 (0.94%) vSphere
9 2 (0.63%) KVM
9 2 (0.63%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.31%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.31%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.31%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 18 (5.64%) Ansible
2 17 (5.33%) FortiGate
3 11 (3.45%) Terraform
4 9 (2.82%) Cisco CUCM
4 9 (2.82%) Nessus
5 7 (2.19%) Kubernetes
5 7 (2.19%) SCCM
6 5 (1.57%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (1.25%) Suricata
7 4 (1.25%) Trend Micro Deep Security
8 3 (0.94%) Cisco Prime
8 3 (0.94%) Cisco UCCX
8 3 (0.94%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.63%) Grafana
9 2 (0.63%) Prometheus
9 2 (0.63%) SolarWinds Orion
9 2 (0.63%) WhatsUp Gold
10 1 (0.31%) Puppet
10 1 (0.31%) Stealthwatch
10 1 (0.31%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 180 (56.43%) Cisco
2 87 (27.27%) F5
3 78 (24.45%) Fortinet
4 70 (21.94%) Palo Alto
5 67 (21.00%) Microsoft
6 42 (13.17%) Juniper
7 34 (10.66%) Blue Coat
8 33 (10.34%) VMware
9 26 (8.15%) Citrix
10 23 (7.21%) Aruba
11 20 (6.27%) McAfee
12 18 (5.64%) HP
12 18 (5.64%) Zscaler
13 17 (5.33%) NetApp
14 13 (4.08%) Meraki
14 13 (4.08%) Riverbed
15 11 (3.45%) Infoblox
16 9 (2.82%) Arista
16 9 (2.82%) FireEye
16 9 (2.82%) Sonus