Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 313 341 214
Rank change year-on-year +28 -127 +34
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 888 748 1,293
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.84% 0.72% 1.26%
As % of the Vendors category 1.99% 1.71% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 577 471 835
UK median daily rate £425 £418 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.80% -0.60% +5.00%
10th Percentile £306 £298 £293
90th Percentile £538 £538 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £405 £388
% change year-on-year +2.47% +4.52% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 4 22
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £33.00 £41.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% -20.96% +21.01%
10th Percentile £15.24 £14.58 £18.99
90th Percentile £40.50 £41.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £33.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -16.67% -17.50% +2.56%

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 44,536 43,732 46,494
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.26% 42.35% 45.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 27,671 27,351 28,422
UK median daily rate £450 £435 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% +5.00%
10th Percentile £255 £231 £240
90th Percentile £625 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,657 1,419 1,694
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +4.48% -4.29%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.65 £10.24
90th Percentile £47.37 £45.00 £45.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50

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 13 December 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing CheckPoint over the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

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 13 December 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 +31 791 £425 - 168
UK excluding London +28 568 £415 +2.47% 127
London +5 308 £446 +5.00% 47
South East +4 175 £413 -2.94% 37
North of England +44 131 £400 +2.56% 23
Midlands -16 81 £459 +7.94% 29
West Midlands -15 69 £459 +7.94% 22
Yorkshire +24 61 £413 +4.43% 9
East of England +31 54 £400 +6.67% 17
Scotland -11 54 £425 +6.25% 1
North West -10 46 £413 +7.14% 14
South West -17 45 £378 +0.67% 15
North East +15 25 £325 -30.11%
Wales -1 21 £375 +95.16% 5
Northern Ireland - 12 £500 -
East Midlands -5 11 £450 +2.86% 7

For the 6 months to 13 December 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.

1 675 (76.01%) Firewall
2 646 (72.75%) Cisco
3 336 (37.84%) Cisco Certification
4 292 (32.88%) CCNP
5 283 (31.87%) WAN
6 248 (27.93%) Network Security
7 245 (27.59%) Juniper
8 233 (26.24%) F5
9 227 (25.56%) Cisco ASA
9 227 (25.56%) LAN
10 199 (22.41%) OSPF
11 192 (21.62%) Palo Alto
12 189 (21.28%) VPN
13 185 (20.83%) BGP
14 184 (20.72%) Wireless
15 160 (18.02%) Cisco Nexus
16 154 (17.34%) Data Centre
17 150 (16.89%) Finance
17 150 (16.89%) ITIL
18 146 (16.44%) CCNA
19 143 (16.10%) Security Cleared
20 139 (15.65%) Blue Coat
21 130 (14.64%) MPLS
22 128 (14.41%) SC Cleared
23 120 (13.51%) VMware
24 117 (13.18%) Windows
25 104 (11.71%) TCP/IP
26 101 (11.37%) Microsoft Azure
27 98 (11.04%) Migration
28 97 (10.92%) McAfee

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 19 (2.14%) Apache
1 19 (2.14%) Skype for Business
2 16 (1.80%) OpenStack
3 13 (1.46%) WebLogic
4 12 (1.35%) nginx
5 8 (0.90%) SharePoint
6 7 (0.79%) MS Exchange
7 6 (0.68%) CMS
8 5 (0.56%) IIS
8 5 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 5 (0.56%) WebSphere
9 4 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.23%) Tomcat
Applications
1 39 (4.39%) MS Visio
2 24 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (2.03%) Microsoft Project
4 15 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
5 7 (0.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 101 (11.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 85 (9.57%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (2.48%) Office 365
4 17 (1.91%) PaaS
5 12 (1.35%) SaaS
6 11 (1.24%) Azure Active Directory
6 11 (1.24%) IaaS
7 7 (0.79%) Serverless
8 6 (0.68%) Azure Functions
9 1 (0.11%) Akamai
9 1 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.11%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.11%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.11%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.11%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 675 (76.01%) Firewall
2 283 (31.87%) WAN
3 248 (27.93%) Network Security
4 227 (25.56%) Cisco ASA
4 227 (25.56%) LAN
5 199 (22.41%) OSPF
6 189 (21.28%) VPN
7 185 (20.83%) BGP
8 184 (20.72%) Wireless
9 160 (18.02%) Cisco Nexus
10 130 (14.64%) MPLS
11 104 (11.71%) TCP/IP
12 82 (9.23%) Internet
13 80 (9.01%) DNS
14 73 (8.22%) VLAN
15 71 (8.00%) Cisco IOS
16 68 (7.66%) EIGRP
17 66 (7.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 58 (6.53%) IPsec
19 57 (6.42%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (1.80%) SQL Server
2 12 (1.35%) Hadoop
2 12 (1.35%) MongoDB
2 12 (1.35%) MySQL
2 12 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (1.13%) Oracle OWB
4 8 (0.90%) Azure SQL Database
5 6 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (0.56%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.11%) Big Data
7 1 (0.11%) Power BI
7 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (2.03%) Jenkins
2 14 (1.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 12 (1.35%) Vagrant
4 3 (0.34%) Metasploit
5 2 (0.23%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.11%) Hudson
6 1 (0.11%) TestPartner
6 1 (0.11%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 150 (16.89%) Finance
2 67 (7.55%) Telecoms
3 48 (5.41%) Banking
4 20 (2.25%) Retail
5 18 (2.03%) Law
6 10 (1.13%) Legal
7 8 (0.90%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.56%) Advertising
8 5 (0.56%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.45%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.34%) Publishing
11 2 (0.23%) Electronics
11 2 (0.23%) Marketing
11 2 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.11%) Back Office
12 1 (0.11%) Front Office
12 1 (0.11%) Military
Job Titles
1 413 (46.51%) Network Engineer
2 152 (17.12%) Security Engineer
3 90 (10.14%) Network Security Engineer
4 85 (9.57%) Firewall Engineer
5 74 (8.33%) Architect
6 66 (7.43%) Senior Network Engineer
7 61 (6.87%) Cisco Engineer
8 56 (6.31%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 50 (5.63%) Analyst
10 49 (5.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 39 (4.39%) Consultant
12 38 (4.28%) Network Architect
13 32 (3.60%) Support Engineer
14 31 (3.49%) Network Support
15 26 (2.93%) Network Support Engineer
15 26 (2.93%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
16 25 (2.82%) Network Consultant
17 23 (2.59%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
17 23 (2.59%) Network Specialist
18 22 (2.48%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (3.04%) 802.1X
2 20 (2.25%) XML
3 12 (1.35%) LAMP
3 12 (1.35%) LAPP Stack
3 12 (1.35%) LEMP Stack
4 10 (1.13%) Middleware
5 9 (1.01%) SAML
6 7 (0.79%) XMPP
7 5 (0.56%) Spring
8 4 (0.45%) .NET
9 3 (0.34%) Oracle Fusion
9 3 (0.34%) WCF
10 2 (0.23%) JSON
10 2 (0.23%) WAP
10 2 (0.23%) Web Services
11 1 (0.11%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 154 (17.34%) Data Centre
2 33 (3.72%) Management Information System
2 33 (3.72%) Self-Motivation
3 30 (3.38%) Analytical Skills
4 27 (3.04%) PKI
5 14 (1.58%) Video Conferencing
6 13 (1.46%) Virtual Team
7 8 (0.90%) Blackberry
7 8 (0.90%) Mainframe
8 6 (0.68%) BBC
8 6 (0.68%) DataPower
8 6 (0.68%) Greenfield Project
8 6 (0.68%) Security Operations Centre
9 5 (0.56%) Driving Licence
9 5 (0.56%) RSA SecurID
10 4 (0.45%) SCADA
10 4 (0.45%) Smartphone
10 4 (0.45%) User Experience
10 4 (0.45%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 4 (0.45%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 117 (13.18%) Windows
2 64 (7.21%) Linux
3 49 (5.52%) Unix
4 40 (4.50%) Windows Server
5 31 (3.49%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (2.59%) Check Point GAiA
7 16 (1.80%) Windows 10
8 13 (1.46%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (1.46%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (1.35%) CentOS
10 11 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (0.79%) Windows 7
12 4 (0.45%) Android
12 4 (0.45%) Solaris
13 2 (0.23%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.23%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.11%) HPUX
14 1 (0.11%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (16.89%) ITIL
2 98 (11.04%) Migration
3 90 (10.14%) Load Balancing
4 60 (6.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 57 (6.42%) Problem-Solving
6 51 (5.74%) Agile Software Development
7 49 (5.52%) Information Security
8 48 (5.41%) Network Design
9 47 (5.29%) Network Management
10 45 (5.07%) Change Management
11 44 (4.95%) Network Monitoring
12 43 (4.84%) Risk Management
13 41 (4.62%) Stakeholder Management
14 39 (4.39%) Network Load Balancing
15 38 (4.28%) Change Control
15 38 (4.28%) Project Management
16 36 (4.05%) DevOps
16 36 (4.05%) SIEM
17 35 (3.94%) WAN Optimisation
18 32 (3.60%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 30 (3.38%) Python
2 29 (3.27%) SQL
3 20 (2.25%) Bash Shell
4 19 (2.14%) Perl
5 15 (1.69%) JavaScript
6 13 (1.46%) Java
7 12 (1.35%) Ruby
8 10 (1.13%) PowerShell
9 6 (0.68%) Tcl
10 3 (0.34%) C#
11 2 (0.23%) C
12 1 (0.11%) C++
12 1 (0.11%) VB
Qualifications
1 336 (37.84%) Cisco Certification
2 292 (32.88%) CCNP
3 146 (16.44%) CCNA
4 143 (16.10%) Security Cleared
5 128 (14.41%) SC Cleared
6 94 (10.59%) CCSE
7 88 (9.91%) CCSA
8 75 (8.45%) CCIE
9 50 (5.63%) Check Point Certification
10 42 (4.73%) CISSP
11 30 (3.38%) Degree
12 24 (2.70%) CCDP
13 18 (2.03%) Microsoft Certification
14 16 (1.80%) MCSE
15 12 (1.35%) DV Cleared
15 12 (1.35%) GIAC
15 12 (1.35%) ISEB
16 10 (1.13%) ISEB Practitioner
17 9 (1.01%) Computer Science Degree
18 8 (0.90%) CCIE Security
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (1.91%) SLA
3 14 (1.58%) PCI DSS
4 12 (1.35%) PMO
5 11 (1.24%) QA
6 6 (0.68%) JSP 440
7 5 (0.56%) COBIT
8 4 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
9 3 (0.34%) COSO
9 3 (0.34%) GDPR
9 3 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 3 (0.34%) NIST 800
9 3 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 55 (6.19%) Active Directory
2 42 (4.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (4.17%) ProxySG
4 22 (2.48%) VMware NSX
5 18 (2.03%) Docker
6 14 (1.58%) VMware ESXi
7 13 (1.46%) Hyper-V
8 10 (1.13%) vSphere
9 9 (1.01%) Firmware
9 9 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
10 7 (0.79%) XenApp
11 5 (0.56%) XenDesktop
12 4 (0.45%) Snort
12 4 (0.45%) Terminal Server
13 3 (0.34%) NFS
14 2 (0.23%) BitLocker
14 2 (0.23%) Squid
14 2 (0.23%) StorNext
14 2 (0.23%) VirtualBox
15 1 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 71 (8.00%) FortiGate
2 25 (2.82%) SCCM
3 22 (2.48%) Nagios
4 19 (2.14%) Cisco Prime
5 18 (2.03%) Kubernetes
5 18 (2.03%) Opscode Chef
5 18 (2.03%) Puppet
5 18 (2.03%) Terraform
6 16 (1.80%) QRadar
7 15 (1.69%) Ansible
8 12 (1.35%) Salt
8 12 (1.35%) ZABBIX
9 10 (1.13%) Cisco CUCM
10 9 (1.01%) Nessus
10 9 (1.01%) Stealthwatch
11 8 (0.90%) McAfee ePO
11 8 (0.90%) RSA enVision
12 7 (0.79%) Cisco UCCX
12 7 (0.79%) SCOM
13 6 (0.68%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 646 (72.75%) Cisco
2 245 (27.59%) Juniper
3 233 (26.24%) F5
4 192 (21.62%) Palo Alto
5 139 (15.65%) Blue Coat
6 120 (13.51%) VMware
7 97 (10.92%) McAfee
8 92 (10.36%) Microsoft
9 86 (9.68%) Fortinet
10 78 (8.78%) SolarWinds
11 73 (8.22%) HP
12 71 (8.00%) Citrix
13 51 (5.74%) Aruba
14 47 (5.29%) Meraki
15 42 (4.73%) Oracle
16 39 (4.39%) IBM
17 31 (3.49%) NetApp
18 29 (3.27%) Forcepoint
19 28 (3.15%) Red Hat
20 25 (2.82%) Symantec