Period
to 6 June 2020

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 6 June 2020 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
6 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 307 293 357
Rank change year-on-year -14 +64 -62
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 340 837 712
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.76% 0.92% 0.71%
As % of the Vendors category 1.77% 2.18% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 585 528
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £235 £300 £275
90th Percentile £578 £567 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £415
% change year-on-year +6.25% -3.61% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 26 6
Median hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £23.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +59.95% -37.48%
10th Percentile £22.13 £22.42 £15.20
90th Percentile £35.00 £66.81 £33.18
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £45.00 £23.45
% change year-on-year -31.11% +91.94% -35.32%

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 19,198 38,351 41,748
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.94% 42.31% 41.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,367 23,812 25,895
Median daily rate £450 £459 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.01% +2.06% +5.88%
10th Percentile £243 £263 £250
90th Percentile £657 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +1.80% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 840 1,318 1,495
Median hourly rate £20.93 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.13% +8.57% -
10th Percentile £12.11 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £51.75 £50.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +11.43% +9.38% -3.03%

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 6 June 2020.

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 6 June 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for CheckPoint in the UK

CheckPoint
Top 17 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 6 June 2020. 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 -32 262 £400 -3.03% 38
UK excluding London +22 240 £425 +6.25% 31
London -16 88 £400 -11.11% 8
South East +69 80 £400 -2.14% 9
Scotland +41 58 £450 -11.76%
North of England +2 34 £405 +1.25% 7
Midlands +34 33 £453 +16.77% 12
West Midlands +39 27 £453 +16.03% 12
Work from Home +14 18 £350 -13.85% 6
South West +37 17 £350 - 2
North West +28 15 £313 -21.88% 5
East of England +23 11 £390 -5.45%
Yorkshire +3 10 £425 +6.25% 2
North East +27 9 £388 +17.42%
East Midlands +33 6 £478 +27.33%
Wales +26 5 £388 -7.74% 1
Northern Ireland - 3 £373 -

For the 6 months to 6 June 2020, 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.

1 236 (69.41%) Cisco
2 213 (62.65%) Firewall
3 144 (42.35%) Cisco Certification
4 116 (34.12%) CCNP
5 93 (27.35%) F5
6 85 (25.00%) WAN
6 85 (25.00%) Data Centre
7 81 (23.82%) Cisco ASA
8 78 (22.94%) Palo Alto
9 74 (21.76%) LAN
10 68 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
11 63 (18.53%) Network Security
11 63 (18.53%) Juniper
12 60 (17.65%) VPN
13 56 (16.47%) Fortinet
14 55 (16.18%) Windows
14 55 (16.18%) CCNA
15 54 (15.88%) VMware
16 53 (15.59%) ITIL
17 50 (14.71%) BGP
18 48 (14.12%) Microsoft
19 44 (12.94%) DNS
20 43 (12.65%) OSPF
21 39 (11.47%) Linux
21 39 (11.47%) Migration
22 38 (11.18%) Finance
22 38 (11.18%) Wireless
22 38 (11.18%) Network Design
23 37 (10.88%) Public Sector
24 35 (10.29%) Security Cleared

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 12 (3.53%) WebLogic
2 9 (2.65%) MS Exchange
3 7 (2.06%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (1.47%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.59%) CMS
6 2 (0.59%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.29%) MQSeries
Applications
1 13 (3.82%) Microsoft Project
2 7 (2.06%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (2.06%) Sentinel
2 3 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.59%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 34 (10.00%) Azure
2 19 (5.59%) AWS
3 18 (5.29%) Office 365
4 6 (1.76%) Dynamics 365
5 4 (1.18%) Akamai
5 4 (1.18%) SaaS
6 3 (0.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 3 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.88%) Amazon ECS
6 3 (0.88%) Amazon GuardDuty
6 3 (0.88%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (0.88%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (0.88%) CloudFront
6 3 (0.88%) IaaS
6 3 (0.88%) PaaS
6 3 (0.88%) Serverless
6 3 (0.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (0.59%) GCP
8 1 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 213 (62.65%) Firewall
2 85 (25.00%) WAN
3 81 (23.82%) Cisco ASA
4 74 (21.76%) LAN
5 68 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 63 (18.53%) Network Security
7 60 (17.65%) VPN
8 50 (14.71%) BGP
9 44 (12.94%) DNS
10 43 (12.65%) OSPF
11 38 (11.18%) Wireless
12 28 (8.24%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 26 (7.65%) NetScaler
14 24 (7.06%) MPLS
15 23 (6.76%) DHCP
15 23 (6.76%) TCP/IP
16 20 (5.88%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
17 18 (5.29%) Cisco ISE
17 18 (5.29%) IPsec
18 16 (4.71%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.53%) Oracle OWB
2 6 (1.76%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (1.18%) SQL Server
4 3 (0.88%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.29%) Geospatial Data
5 1 (0.29%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.29%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (1.76%) Sonatype Nexus
2 5 (1.47%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.59%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.29%) AppScan
5 1 (0.29%) Hudson
5 1 (0.29%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.29%) JIRA
General
1 38 (11.18%) Finance
2 37 (10.88%) Public Sector
3 21 (6.18%) Telecoms
4 16 (4.71%) Banking
5 11 (3.24%) Legal
6 4 (1.18%) Back Office
6 4 (1.18%) Front Office
7 3 (0.88%) Publishing
8 2 (0.59%) Billing
8 2 (0.59%) French Language
8 2 (0.59%) Retail
9 1 (0.29%) German Language
9 1 (0.29%) Law
9 1 (0.29%) Local Government
9 1 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 174 (51.18%) Network Engineer
2 48 (14.12%) Security Engineer
3 32 (9.41%) Senior Network Engineer
4 31 (9.12%) Architect
4 31 (9.12%) Network Security Engineer
5 27 (7.94%) Analyst
6 21 (6.18%) Network Architect
7 17 (5.00%) Cisco Engineer
8 15 (4.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 15 (4.41%) Test Manager
9 14 (4.12%) Platform Engineer
9 14 (4.12%) Senior Platform Engineer
10 13 (3.82%) Firewall Engineer
11 11 (3.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 9 (2.65%) Systems Engineer
13 8 (2.35%) Network Support
13 8 (2.35%) Security Analyst
13 8 (2.35%) Senior Architect
13 8 (2.35%) Support Engineer
14 7 (2.06%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.41%) XML
2 4 (1.18%) .NET
2 4 (1.18%) 802.1X
3 3 (0.88%) HTML
3 3 (0.88%) WCF
4 2 (0.59%) Angular 2
4 2 (0.59%) AngularJS
4 2 (0.59%) ASP.NET
4 2 (0.59%) CSS
4 2 (0.59%) jQuery
4 2 (0.59%) LESS
4 2 (0.59%) React
4 2 (0.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (0.59%) Web Services
5 1 (0.29%) J2EE
5 1 (0.29%) JSON
5 1 (0.29%) LDAP
5 1 (0.29%) Node.js
5 1 (0.29%) Reactive Extensions
5 1 (0.29%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 85 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 14 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (3.82%) Cyberthreat
4 11 (3.24%) RSA SecurID
5 8 (2.35%) Management Information System
6 3 (0.88%) CMDB
6 3 (0.88%) Public Cloud
6 3 (0.88%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (0.59%) CCTV
7 2 (0.59%) Celerra
7 2 (0.59%) CLARiiON
7 2 (0.59%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.59%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (0.59%) EMC Centera
7 2 (0.59%) EMC VMAX
7 2 (0.59%) EMC VNX
7 2 (0.59%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (0.59%) Taxonomies
8 1 (0.29%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 55 (16.18%) Windows
2 39 (11.47%) Linux
3 25 (7.35%) Unix
4 20 (5.88%) Windows Server
5 15 (4.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (3.82%) Windows 10
7 8 (2.35%) Solaris
7 8 (2.35%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (1.47%) Windows 7
8 5 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.88%) Windows Server 2016
10 2 (0.59%) Check Point GAiA
11 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (15.59%) ITIL
2 39 (11.47%) Migration
3 38 (11.18%) Network Design
4 31 (9.12%) Load Balancing
5 26 (7.65%) Problem-Solving
6 24 (7.06%) Agile Software Development
7 22 (6.47%) Change Management
8 21 (6.18%) Stakeholder Management
9 18 (5.29%) Change Control
9 18 (5.29%) DevOps
10 17 (5.00%) SDLC
10 17 (5.00%) Test Strategy
11 16 (4.71%) Information Security
11 16 (4.71%) Mentoring
11 16 (4.71%) SIEM
12 15 (4.41%) Kanban
12 15 (4.41%) Multi-Factor Authentication
12 15 (4.41%) Penetration Testing
12 15 (4.41%) Two-Factor Authentication
13 14 (4.12%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 16 (4.71%) Python
1 16 (4.71%) SQL
2 15 (4.41%) Java
3 12 (3.53%) PowerShell
4 9 (2.65%) Bash Shell
5 7 (2.06%) Perl
6 6 (1.76%) Shell Script
7 3 (0.88%) C#
7 3 (0.88%) JavaScript
7 3 (0.88%) VBScript
8 1 (0.29%) C
Qualifications
1 144 (42.35%) Cisco Certification
2 116 (34.12%) CCNP
3 55 (16.18%) CCNA
4 35 (10.29%) Security Cleared
5 33 (9.71%) CCIE
6 27 (7.94%) SC Cleared
7 24 (7.06%) CCSA
8 17 (5.00%) CISSP
9 16 (4.71%) CCSE
10 9 (2.65%) CCDA
10 9 (2.65%) ISEB
10 9 (2.65%) ISEB Practitioner
10 9 (2.65%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (2.35%) ITIL Certification
11 8 (2.35%) JNCIA
12 7 (2.06%) GIAC
12 7 (2.06%) JNCIP
12 7 (2.06%) JNCIS
12 7 (2.06%) MCSE
13 5 (1.47%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.71%) SLA
2 6 (1.76%) PMO
3 5 (1.47%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.18%) QA
5 3 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.29%) NIST
System Software
1 32 (9.41%) Active Directory
2 26 (7.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (6.18%) VMware NSX
4 12 (3.53%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (2.94%) ProxySG
6 7 (2.06%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (1.76%) Squid
8 2 (0.59%) Firmware
9 1 (0.29%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.29%) Docker
9 1 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.29%) Samba
9 1 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 21 (6.18%) FortiGate
2 15 (4.41%) Ansible
3 10 (2.94%) Puppet
3 10 (2.94%) Terraform
4 9 (2.65%) vCenter Server
5 8 (2.35%) Cacti
5 8 (2.35%) Microsoft Intune
6 6 (1.76%) Nagios
6 6 (1.76%) Opsview
6 6 (1.76%) Red Hat Satellite
7 5 (1.47%) SCCM
8 4 (1.18%) Cisco Prime
8 4 (1.18%) Endace
8 4 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.59%) Cisco CME
9 2 (0.59%) Nessus
9 2 (0.59%) Statseeker
9 2 (0.59%) vRealize
9 2 (0.59%) WhatsUp Gold
10 1 (0.29%) QRadar
Vendors
1 236 (69.41%) Cisco
2 93 (27.35%) F5
3 78 (22.94%) Palo Alto
4 63 (18.53%) Juniper
5 56 (16.47%) Fortinet
6 54 (15.88%) VMware
7 48 (14.12%) Microsoft
8 34 (10.00%) Blue Coat
9 30 (8.82%) Meraki
10 25 (7.35%) Citrix
11 21 (6.18%) IBM
11 21 (6.18%) Oracle
12 19 (5.59%) McAfee
13 18 (5.29%) HP
14 17 (5.00%) Red Hat
15 16 (4.71%) SolarWinds
16 13 (3.82%) Aruba
17 11 (3.24%) Splunk
18 10 (2.94%) webMethods
19 8 (2.35%) Symantec