Period
to 2 December 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 2 December 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
2 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 455 325 345
Rank change year-on-year -130 +20 -28
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 445 262 601
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.50% 0.70% 0.74%
As % of the Vendors category 1.26% 1.62% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 187 431
10th Percentile £263 £243 £256
25th Percentile £363 £318 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £432 £425
Median % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.65% -
75th Percentile £538 £495 £500
90th Percentile £625 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £378 £400
% change year-on-year +11.26% -5.63% -3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 5
10th Percentile £22.70 £23.00 £16.40
25th Percentile £29.00 £23.88 £23.00
Median hourly rate £39.50 £33.25 £40.00
Median % change year-on-year +18.80% -16.88% +60.58%
75th Percentile £47.50 £40.00 "
90th Percentile £52.30 " £42.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -1.25% - +60.58%

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 35,419 16,187 34,893
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.59% 43.46% 43.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,130 10,390 22,231
10th Percentile £268 £256 £225
25th Percentile £402 £363 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £471 £450
Median % change year-on-year +6.21% +4.61% -
75th Percentile £600 £575 £550
90th Percentile £700 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,013 522 1,375
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.28 £11.25
25th Percentile £14.25 £14.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate £19.52 £24.00 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year -18.67% +28.34% +8.41%
75th Percentile £43.00 £45.87 £38.75
90th Percentile £63.00 £58.59 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -16.28% +22.86% +6.06%

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 2 December 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 2 December 2021.

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 2 December 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 -90 385 £450 +4.17% 68
UK excluding London -93 214 £420 +11.26% 48
London -125 155 £500 +5.26% 21
Work from Home -167 101 £498 +10.65% 10
South East -78 68 £415 - 9
Midlands -61 41 £425 -2.75% 19
West Midlands -59 38 £441 -1.94% 16
East of England -32 30 £425 +18.06% 5
South West -45 30 £425 +30.77% 3
North of England -67 29 £400 +26.98% 11
Yorkshire -36 17 £403 +13.22% 2
North West -57 11 £325 +3.17% 8
Scotland -74 10 £335 -16.51%
Wales -23 6 £475 +72.73%
East Midlands -40 3 £425 +9.68% 3
North East - 1 £450 - 1

For the 6 months to 2 December 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.

1 295 (66.29%) Firewall
2 285 (64.04%) Cisco
3 115 (25.84%) Azure
4 107 (24.04%) VMware
5 103 (23.15%) Security Cleared
6 92 (20.67%) AWS
7 90 (20.22%) Data Centre
8 89 (20.00%) F5
9 88 (19.78%) Microsoft
9 88 (19.78%) WAN
10 87 (19.55%) Social Skills
11 84 (18.88%) SC Cleared
12 81 (18.20%) LAN
13 80 (17.98%) ITIL
13 80 (17.98%) Cisco Certification
14 79 (17.75%) Windows
15 75 (16.85%) VMware Infrastructure
15 75 (16.85%) Palo Alto
16 69 (15.51%) BGP
17 67 (15.06%) Network Security
18 65 (14.61%) Fortinet
19 64 (14.38%) Migration
20 63 (14.16%) Active Directory
21 62 (13.93%) Cisco ASA
22 60 (13.48%) Finance
23 58 (13.03%) Change Management
24 56 (12.58%) Juniper
24 56 (12.58%) Linux
24 56 (12.58%) Load Balancing
25 55 (12.36%) OSPF

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 (4.27%) Confluence
2 14 (3.15%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.35%) Apache Spark
4 5 (1.12%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.22%) Apache
6 1 (0.22%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.22%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.22%) IIS
6 1 (0.22%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.22%) SAS
Applications
1 27 (6.07%) Microsoft Project
2 13 (2.92%) MS Visio
3 11 (2.47%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (1.12%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (1.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.22%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 115 (25.84%) Azure
2 92 (20.67%) AWS
3 52 (11.69%) Microsoft 365
4 22 (4.94%) GCP
5 19 (4.27%) SaaS
6 17 (3.82%) IaaS
7 9 (2.02%) Azure Active Directory
7 9 (2.02%) PaaS
8 6 (1.35%) AWS Direct Connect
8 6 (1.35%) AWS Lambda
8 6 (1.35%) Serverless
9 5 (1.12%) Azure Data Factory
9 5 (1.12%) Azure Key Vault
9 5 (1.12%) IBM Cloud
9 5 (1.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 3 (0.67%) Amazon ELB
10 3 (0.67%) GitHub
10 3 (0.67%) OneDrive
10 3 (0.67%) Power Platform
11 2 (0.45%) Google Workspace
Communications & Networking
1 295 (66.29%) Firewall
2 88 (19.78%) WAN
3 81 (18.20%) LAN
4 69 (15.51%) BGP
5 67 (15.06%) Network Security
6 62 (13.93%) Cisco ASA
7 55 (12.36%) OSPF
8 53 (11.91%) DNS
9 44 (9.89%) TCP/IP
10 43 (9.66%) Cisco Nexus
10 43 (9.66%) VPN
11 39 (8.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 38 (8.54%) SD-WAN
13 37 (8.31%) Wireless
14 33 (7.42%) Software-Defined Networking
15 31 (6.97%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
16 28 (6.29%) SAN
17 27 (6.07%) DHCP
17 27 (6.07%) IPsec
18 26 (5.84%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.12%) Data Lake
1 5 (1.12%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.45%) Hadoop
2 2 (0.45%) Tableau
3 1 (0.22%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.22%) Apache Hive
3 1 (0.22%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (0.22%) Big Data
3 1 (0.22%) Flink
3 1 (0.22%) HBase
3 1 (0.22%) Mahout
3 1 (0.22%) Metadata
3 1 (0.22%) Neo4j
3 1 (0.22%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.22%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.22%) Power BI
3 1 (0.22%) Spark SQL
3 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (2.92%) JIRA
2 9 (2.02%) Jenkins
3 6 (1.35%) Sonatype Nexus
4 5 (1.12%) kappa
4 5 (1.12%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.45%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.45%) GoCD
5 2 (0.45%) Terragrunt
6 1 (0.22%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.22%) Selenium
6 1 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 87 (19.55%) Social Skills
2 60 (13.48%) Finance
3 44 (9.89%) Public Sector
4 39 (8.76%) Telecoms
5 21 (4.72%) Banking
5 21 (4.72%) Influencing Skills
6 11 (2.47%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (2.25%) Documentation Skills
8 9 (2.02%) Organisational Skills
9 8 (1.80%) Presentation Skills
10 7 (1.57%) Local Government
11 6 (1.35%) Retail
12 5 (1.12%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.90%) Electronics
13 4 (0.90%) Marketing
14 3 (0.67%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.67%) Law
15 2 (0.45%) Legal
15 2 (0.45%) Multimedia
15 2 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 148 (33.26%) Network Engineer
2 60 (13.48%) Architect
3 37 (8.31%) Security Engineer
4 32 (7.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 26 (5.84%) Consultant
6 24 (5.39%) Cisco Engineer
6 24 (5.39%) Network Security Engineer
7 23 (5.17%) Project Manager
7 23 (5.17%) Test Manager
8 21 (4.72%) Firewall Engineer
8 21 (4.72%) Senior Network Engineer
9 19 (4.27%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 18 (4.04%) Analyst
11 17 (3.82%) Infrastructure Architect
11 17 (3.82%) Network Architect
12 15 (3.37%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
13 14 (3.15%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 12 (2.70%) Security Consultant
15 11 (2.47%) Design Engineer
15 11 (2.47%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.57%) 802.1X
2 6 (1.35%) Kafka
2 6 (1.35%) Spark Streaming
3 5 (1.12%) ARM Templates
3 5 (1.12%) JSON
3 5 (1.12%) SAML
4 3 (0.67%) Web Services
5 2 (0.45%) LDAP
5 2 (0.45%) PySpark
6 1 (0.22%) Apache Avro
6 1 (0.22%) Apache NiFi
6 1 (0.22%) CSS
6 1 (0.22%) JDBC
6 1 (0.22%) Lucene
6 1 (0.22%) MLlib
6 1 (0.22%) Node.js
6 1 (0.22%) Protocol Buffers
6 1 (0.22%) SparkR
6 1 (0.22%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 90 (20.22%) Data Centre
2 20 (4.49%) Data Protection Act
3 18 (4.04%) Public Cloud
4 15 (3.37%) Clustering
5 10 (2.25%) Hybrid Cloud
6 9 (2.02%) Management Information System
6 9 (2.02%) Replication
6 9 (2.02%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (1.80%) Private Cloud
8 7 (1.57%) PKI
9 6 (1.35%) CCTV
9 6 (1.35%) Enterprise Storage
10 5 (1.12%) CMDB
10 5 (1.12%) EMC VMAX
10 5 (1.12%) EMC VNX
10 5 (1.12%) VxBlock/Vblock
11 4 (0.90%) Greenfield Project
12 3 (0.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 3 (0.67%) Video Conferencing
13 2 (0.45%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 79 (17.75%) Windows
2 56 (12.58%) Linux
3 42 (9.44%) Windows Server
4 22 (4.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (3.37%) Windows 10
5 15 (3.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (2.92%) Unix
7 5 (1.12%) Windows Server 2016
8 4 (0.90%) Windows Server 2019
9 3 (0.67%) VMS
9 3 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.45%) CentOS
10 2 (0.45%) HPUX
10 2 (0.45%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.22%) Android
11 1 (0.22%) CatOS
11 1 (0.22%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.22%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (17.98%) ITIL
2 64 (14.38%) Migration
3 58 (13.03%) Change Management
4 56 (12.58%) Load Balancing
5 52 (11.69%) Agile Software Development
6 46 (10.34%) Project Management
7 44 (9.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 41 (9.21%) Stakeholder Management
9 38 (8.54%) Network Design
10 37 (8.31%) Risk Management
11 33 (7.42%) Project Delivery
12 27 (6.07%) SIEM
12 27 (6.07%) Test Management
13 26 (5.84%) Collaborative Working
13 26 (5.84%) DevOps
13 26 (5.84%) SDLC
14 25 (5.62%) Waterfall
15 24 (5.39%) Data Protection
15 24 (5.39%) ITIL V3
16 23 (5.17%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 25 (5.62%) SQL
2 23 (5.17%) PowerShell
3 19 (4.27%) Python
4 15 (3.37%) C
5 7 (1.57%) VBScript
6 2 (0.45%) Ruby
6 2 (0.45%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.22%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.22%) Java
7 1 (0.22%) Perl
7 1 (0.22%) Scala
Qualifications
1 103 (23.15%) Security Cleared
2 84 (18.88%) SC Cleared
3 80 (17.98%) Cisco Certification
4 52 (11.69%) CCNP
5 37 (8.31%) CCNA
6 27 (6.07%) CCIE
7 21 (4.72%) DV Cleared
7 21 (4.72%) ISTQB
7 21 (4.72%) Microsoft Certification
8 19 (4.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 16 (3.60%) CCSE
9 16 (3.60%) CISSP
10 14 (3.15%) Degree
11 12 (2.70%) CCSA
11 12 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
12 11 (2.47%) MCSE
13 10 (2.25%) JNCIA
13 10 (2.25%) MCITP
14 6 (1.35%) CCDP
15 5 (1.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (5.17%) SLA
2 14 (3.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (2.47%) PMO
3 11 (2.47%) QA
4 4 (0.90%) GDPR
5 2 (0.45%) HIPAA
5 2 (0.45%) NIST
5 2 (0.45%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.22%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.22%) NCSC
System Software
1 75 (16.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 63 (14.16%) Active Directory
3 43 (9.66%) VMware NSX
4 33 (7.42%) vSphere
5 22 (4.94%) Hyper-V
6 16 (3.60%) vCloud
6 16 (3.60%) Virtual Machines
7 14 (3.15%) XenApp
8 9 (2.02%) NFS
9 7 (1.57%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.67%) pfSense
10 3 (0.67%) ProxySG
11 2 (0.45%) Docker
11 2 (0.45%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.45%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 1 (0.22%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.22%) HDFS
12 1 (0.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 42 (9.44%) Ansible
2 30 (6.74%) Terraform
3 28 (6.29%) FortiGate
4 17 (3.82%) Kubernetes
5 16 (3.60%) Cisco CUCM
5 16 (3.60%) vCenter Server
6 15 (3.37%) vRealize
6 15 (3.37%) vRealize Orchestrator
7 12 (2.70%) Microsoft Clustering
8 9 (2.02%) Puppet
9 8 (1.80%) Opscode Chef
10 7 (1.57%) MobiControl
10 7 (1.57%) WSUS
11 6 (1.35%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 6 (1.35%) SCCM
11 6 (1.35%) XenMobile
11 6 (1.35%) ZABBIX
12 3 (0.67%) Host Intrusion Detection System
12 3 (0.67%) Nexpose
12 3 (0.67%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 285 (64.04%) Cisco
2 107 (24.04%) VMware
3 89 (20.00%) F5
4 88 (19.78%) Microsoft
5 75 (16.85%) Palo Alto
6 65 (14.61%) Fortinet
7 56 (12.58%) Juniper
8 41 (9.21%) HP
9 40 (8.99%) Citrix
10 25 (5.62%) Red Hat
11 24 (5.39%) Infoblox
11 24 (5.39%) SolarWinds
12 22 (4.94%) Dell
12 22 (4.94%) McAfee
12 22 (4.94%) Meraki
13 18 (4.04%) Aruba
14 16 (3.60%) Ericsson
14 16 (3.60%) NetApp
15 14 (3.15%) Zscaler
16 13 (2.92%) Forcepoint