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 3 months to 22 June 2017 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 307 211 213
Rank change year-on-year -96 +2  
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 347 653 640
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.74% 1.21% 1.14%
As % of the Vendors category 1.69% 2.70% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 423 388
Median daily rate £400 £393 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.91% +10.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 27 21
Median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £35.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +11.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.80 £24.20 £19.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.30 £45.20 £42.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -6.25% +23.07%  

CheckPoint is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 20543 24211 25040
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 43.83% 44.90% 44.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 12469 14933 14677
Median daily rate £425 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +0.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £569 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 717 824 1120
Median hourly rate £18.50 £20.39 £18.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.26% +7.99%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.23 £11.50 £11.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

CheckPoint
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing CheckPoint as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for CheckPoint in the UK

CheckPoint
Top 30 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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -85 314 £400 +1.91% 75
London -51 101 £401 -11.00% 22
South East -36 90 £425 +6.25% 18
Hampshire -5 34 £425 +13.33% 3
Scotland -5 28 £395 +17.47% 5
North West +6 26 £400 +6.24% 12
City of London +4 23 £375 -18.91% 2
Yorkshire +15 22 £395 -1.25% 1
South West -42 22 £373 +0.67% 2
East of England -11 18 £375 -6.25% 9
Cheshire +33 16 £393 +30.83% 1
Kent +15 15 £425 +109.87% 3
Bristol -4 15 £370 +2.77% 1
North East +75 14 £376 +8.66%
West Midlands -6 12 £463 +27.58% 9
Aberdeen - 12 £375 -
Newcastle upon Tyne +81 11 £376 +8.66%
Tyne and Wear +80 11 £376 +8.66%
West Yorkshire +16 11 £391 -2.18% 1
Surrey -4 11 £525 +28.36% 4
Berkshire -27 11 £488 +18.18% 5
Hertfordshire -3 10 £375 -14.28% 3
Milton Keynes -15 10 £400 - 1
Buckinghamshire -21 10 £400 - 1
Edinburgh +13 9 £430 +21.12% 2
East Midlands -8 9 £350 +16.66% 1
Warrington +26 8 - - 1
West Sussex +20 8 £395 +21.53%
South Yorkshire +6 7 £435 +8.75%
Reading -3 7 £469 +6.23% 2

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing CheckPoint also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for CheckPoint.

1 608 (80.32%) Cisco
2 575 (75.96%) Firewall
3 352 (46.50%) Cisco Certification
4 298 (39.37%) F5
5 293 (38.71%) WAN
6 274 (36.20%) CCNP
7 269 (35.54%) LAN
8 244 (32.23%) Juniper
9 238 (31.44%) Cisco ASA
10 234 (30.91%) Wireless
11 184 (24.31%) Security Cleared
12 178 (23.51%) Network Security
13 154 (20.34%) Data Centre
14 149 (19.68%) CCIE
15 147 (19.42%) SC Cleared
16 142 (18.76%) VPN
17 139 (18.36%) ITIL
18 135 (17.83%) Finance
18 135 (17.83%) Fortinet
19 130 (17.17%) Cisco Nexus
20 127 (16.78%) Palo Alto
21 118 (15.59%) Network Design
22 115 (15.19%) CCSE
23 113 (14.93%) CCNA
23 113 (14.93%) HP
24 112 (14.80%) DNS
25 111 (14.66%) Blue Coat
25 111 (14.66%) FortiGate
26 106 (14.00%) OSPF
27 105 (13.87%) CCDP

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 (2.38%) MS Exchange
2 15 (1.98%) Skype for Business
3 14 (1.85%) SharePoint
4 13 (1.72%) IIS
5 7 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (0.92%) Tomcat
6 5 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (0.40%) Apache
7 3 (0.40%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.13%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 17 (2.25%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (2.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (1.32%) Spreadsheet
4 9 (1.19%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.13%) Primavera
3 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 64 (8.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 47 (6.21%) Amazon AWS
3 25 (3.30%) Office 365
4 18 (2.38%) IaaS
5 17 (2.25%) SaaS
6 15 (1.98%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 13 (1.72%) PaaS
8 6 (0.79%) AWS CloudFormation
9 5 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.40%) GitHub
10 3 (0.40%) Trello
11 2 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.26%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.13%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.13%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 575 (75.96%) Firewall
2 293 (38.71%) WAN
3 269 (35.54%) LAN
4 238 (31.44%) Cisco ASA
5 234 (30.91%) Wireless
6 178 (23.51%) Network Security
7 142 (18.76%) VPN
8 130 (17.17%) Cisco Nexus
9 112 (14.80%) DNS
10 106 (14.00%) OSPF
11 104 (13.74%) BGP
12 99 (13.08%) MPLS
13 92 (12.15%) TCP/IP
14 79 (10.44%) BIG-IP
15 66 (8.72%) DHCP
16 61 (8.06%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 60 (7.93%) VoIP
18 59 (7.79%) EIGRP
19 50 (6.61%) IPsec
20 48 (6.34%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (3.17%) SQL Server
2 6 (0.79%) BusinessObjects
3 5 (0.66%) Big Data
4 4 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (0.40%) Data Lake
5 3 (0.40%) DocumentDB
6 1 (0.13%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (0.66%) JIRA
1 5 (0.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (0.53%) Zephyr
3 2 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.13%) Artifactory
4 1 (0.13%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.13%) GitLab
4 1 (0.13%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.13%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.13%) Selenium
4 1 (0.13%) TeamCity
General
1 135 (17.83%) Finance
2 69 (9.11%) Telecoms
3 39 (5.15%) Banking
4 16 (2.11%) Retail
5 9 (1.19%) Marketing
6 7 (0.92%) Law
6 7 (0.92%) Manufacturing
7 6 (0.79%) Electronics
8 5 (0.66%) Back Office
8 5 (0.66%) Local Government
9 4 (0.53%) Advertising
9 4 (0.53%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.26%) Games
10 2 (0.26%) German Language
10 2 (0.26%) Legal
10 2 (0.26%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.13%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.13%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.13%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.13%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 348 (45.97%) Network Engineer
2 88 (11.62%) Cisco Engineer
3 85 (11.23%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 77 (10.17%) Architect
5 75 (9.91%) Security Engineer
6 71 (9.38%) Analyst
7 66 (8.72%) Consultant
8 57 (7.53%) Network Security Engineer
9 45 (5.94%) Firewall Engineer
10 44 (5.81%) Network Analyst
11 42 (5.55%) Network Architect
12 40 (5.28%) Network Consultant
12 40 (5.28%) Security Consultant
13 35 (4.62%) Senior Network Engineer
14 28 (3.70%) Network Specialist
15 26 (3.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 26 (3.43%) Security Analyst
16 25 (3.30%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
17 24 (3.17%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 24 (3.17%) Network Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (4.36%) 802.1X
2 8 (1.06%) Regular Expression
3 6 (0.79%) .NET
3 6 (0.79%) CSS
3 6 (0.79%) SAML
4 5 (0.66%) OAuth
5 4 (0.53%) OpenID
5 4 (0.53%) SailPoint
5 4 (0.53%) WAP
6 3 (0.40%) Middleware
6 3 (0.40%) Web Services
7 1 (0.13%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.13%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.13%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (0.13%) Core Data
7 1 (0.13%) JSON
7 1 (0.13%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 154 (20.34%) Data Centre
2 68 (8.98%) Analytical Skills
3 51 (6.74%) Computer Science
4 25 (3.30%) Management Information System
5 22 (2.91%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 19 (2.51%) Video Conferencing
7 12 (1.59%) Replication
8 10 (1.32%) Greenfield Project
9 9 (1.19%) Public Cloud
10 7 (0.92%) BBC
11 6 (0.79%) Fat Client
11 6 (0.79%) NHS
11 6 (0.79%) Private Cloud
11 6 (0.79%) Thin Client
11 6 (0.79%) Virtual Team
11 6 (0.79%) Wiki
12 5 (0.66%) Clustering
12 5 (0.66%) Fintech
12 5 (0.66%) PMI
13 4 (0.53%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 80 (10.57%) Windows
2 51 (6.74%) Linux
3 43 (5.68%) Windows Server
4 19 (2.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (1.72%) Unix
6 12 (1.59%) Windows 7
6 12 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (0.92%) Windows 10
8 5 (0.66%) AIX
8 5 (0.66%) Solaris
9 4 (0.53%) CentOS
10 3 (0.40%) Android
10 3 (0.40%) HPUX
10 3 (0.40%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.26%) CatOS
11 2 (0.26%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.13%) SUSE
12 1 (0.13%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (18.36%) ITIL
2 118 (15.59%) Network Design
3 76 (10.04%) Service Management
4 70 (9.25%) Load Balancing
5 64 (8.45%) ITSM
6 50 (6.61%) Information Security
7 44 (5.81%) Migration
8 36 (4.76%) Change Control
8 36 (4.76%) Mentoring
8 36 (4.76%) Project Management
9 34 (4.49%) Network Management
10 31 (4.10%) Change Management
11 26 (3.43%) Service Delivery
12 25 (3.30%) High Availability
13 24 (3.17%) SIEM
14 23 (3.04%) Incident Management
15 22 (2.91%) Risk Management
16 21 (2.77%) Kalman Filter
17 19 (2.51%) Agile Software Development
17 19 (2.51%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 27 (3.57%) PowerShell
2 16 (2.11%) SQL
3 7 (0.92%) Python
4 5 (0.66%) Bash Shell
4 5 (0.66%) Perl
5 3 (0.40%) C
5 3 (0.40%) C++
6 2 (0.26%) C#
6 2 (0.26%) VBScript
7 1 (0.13%) Go
7 1 (0.13%) Java
7 1 (0.13%) Lisp
7 1 (0.13%) PHP
7 1 (0.13%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.13%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 352 (46.50%) Cisco Certification
2 274 (36.20%) CCNP
3 184 (24.31%) Security Cleared
4 149 (19.68%) CCIE
5 147 (19.42%) SC Cleared
6 115 (15.19%) CCSE
7 113 (14.93%) CCNA
8 105 (13.87%) CCDP
9 102 (13.47%) CCSA
10 66 (8.72%) CCIP
10 66 (8.72%) JNCIA
11 64 (8.45%) Degree
12 61 (8.06%) JNCIE
13 48 (6.34%) HP ASE
13 48 (6.34%) HP MASE
14 46 (6.08%) Computer Science Degree
15 34 (4.49%) CISSP
16 25 (3.30%) CCSP
17 22 (2.91%) DV Cleared
18 20 (2.64%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (5.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 38 (5.02%) SLA
3 25 (3.30%) PCI DSS
4 13 (1.72%) QA
5 7 (0.92%) GPG13
6 6 (0.79%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 6 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 6 (0.79%) PMO
7 5 (0.66%) GDPR
7 5 (0.66%) RMADS
8 4 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
8 4 (0.53%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 3 (0.40%) JSP 440
10 2 (0.26%) COBIT
11 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 71 (9.38%) Active Directory
2 46 (6.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (3.70%) Hyper-V
4 25 (3.30%) ProxySG
5 14 (1.85%) vSphere
6 9 (1.19%) BitLocker
6 9 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (1.19%) XenApp
7 4 (0.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 4 (0.53%) Terminal Services
7 4 (0.53%) vCloud
7 4 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.53%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (0.40%) Squid
9 2 (0.26%) Docker
9 2 (0.26%) Firmware
9 2 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.26%) RACF
9 2 (0.26%) Xen
9 2 (0.26%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 111 (14.66%) FortiGate
2 39 (5.15%) Cisco Prime
3 16 (2.11%) McAfee ePO
4 14 (1.85%) Forum Sentry
5 13 (1.72%) Nagios
6 10 (1.32%) SCCM
7 9 (1.19%) SCOM
8 8 (1.06%) Cisco CUCM
9 6 (0.79%) Ansible
9 6 (0.79%) Cacti
9 6 (0.79%) Cisco UCCX
9 6 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (0.79%) Puppet
10 5 (0.66%) EnCase
11 4 (0.53%) Failover Clustering
11 4 (0.53%) NetBackup
12 3 (0.40%) AirWatch
12 3 (0.40%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 3 (0.40%) Nessus
12 3 (0.40%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 608 (80.32%) Cisco
2 298 (39.37%) F5
3 244 (32.23%) Juniper
4 135 (17.83%) Fortinet
5 127 (16.78%) Palo Alto
6 113 (14.93%) HP
7 111 (14.66%) Blue Coat
8 103 (13.61%) Riverbed
9 89 (11.76%) Microsoft
10 87 (11.49%) Citrix
10 87 (11.49%) VMware
11 80 (10.57%) Aruba
12 62 (8.19%) SolarWinds
13 48 (6.34%) Nokia
14 34 (4.49%) McAfee
15 20 (2.64%) Dell
15 20 (2.64%) Red Hat
16 18 (2.38%) IBM
17 17 (2.25%) Infoblox
18 16 (2.11%) NetApp
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