Period
to 17 October 2019

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 17 October 2019 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
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 320 337 347
Rank change year-on-year +17 +10 -136
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 679 809 713
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.80% 0.78% 0.72%
As % of the Vendors category 1.85% 1.86% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 491 502 455
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £275 £305 £302
90th Percentile £569 £538 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £402 £414 £410
% change year-on-year -2.84% +0.91% +9.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 17 22
UK median hourly rate £41.25 £19.39 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +112.79% -45.39% -11.25%
10th Percentile £40.13 £13.32 £21.55
90th Percentile £43.38 £40.20 £65.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £19.39 £35.50
% change year-on-year +112.79% -45.39% -11.25%

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 36,733 43,408 42,750
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.17% 42.07% 43.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,058 26,855 26,376
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.65% +3.61%
10th Percentile £243 £250 £243
90th Percentile £638 £625 £619
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,413 1,666 1,386
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - -
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.81 £10.50
90th Percentile £52.25 £45.87 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.70 £16.50 £16.93
% change year-on-year +13.33% -2.54% -0.41%

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 17 October 2019.

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
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 17 October 2019. 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 +21 629 £425 - 126
UK excluding London +29 472 £402 -2.84% 109
London +11 191 £500 +11.11% 33
South East +50 170 £416 -2.06% 33
North of England +6 90 £400 - 11
Midlands +37 78 £390 -10.34% 22
West Midlands +25 58 £395 -9.20% 16
South West +19 57 £400 +4.23% 15
North West +44 54 £388 -8.82% 8
East of England +25 42 £425 +6.25% 12
Yorkshire +7 31 £413 - 2
Scotland +4 29 £510 +13.33% 9
East Midlands +36 21 £331 -11.73% 6
North East -2 6 £343 +7.87% 1
Wales +6 4 £260 -28.77% 3
Northern Ireland -4 3 £400 -20.00% 4

For the 6 months to 17 October 2019, 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.

1 495 (72.90%) Cisco
2 493 (72.61%) Firewall
3 270 (39.76%) Cisco Certification
4 247 (36.38%) WAN
5 212 (31.22%) CCNP
6 208 (30.63%) LAN
7 198 (29.16%) Palo Alto
8 186 (27.39%) F5
9 177 (26.07%) Cisco ASA
10 175 (25.77%) Network Security
11 164 (24.15%) VPN
12 162 (23.86%) Data Centre
13 158 (23.27%) BGP
14 142 (20.91%) CCNA
15 140 (20.62%) Juniper
16 132 (19.44%) Fortinet
17 130 (19.15%) Cisco Nexus
18 122 (17.97%) OSPF
19 118 (17.38%) ITIL
20 106 (15.61%) DNS
21 104 (15.32%) Wireless
22 101 (14.87%) Finance
23 99 (14.58%) Windows
24 95 (13.99%) MPLS
25 87 (12.81%) Azure
26 86 (12.67%) Microsoft
27 82 (12.08%) Blue Coat
28 79 (11.63%) Migration
29 78 (11.49%) DHCP
30 74 (10.90%) Load Balancing

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 16 (2.36%) WebLogic
2 15 (2.21%) Skype for Business
3 14 (2.06%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.44%) Apache
4 3 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (0.44%) IIS
4 3 (0.44%) OpenStack
4 3 (0.44%) SAS
4 3 (0.44%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (0.29%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.15%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.15%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.15%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 18 (2.65%) Microsoft Project
2 15 (2.21%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (1.77%) MS Visio
4 10 (1.47%) Microsoft Excel
5 5 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.74%) assyst
2 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.15%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 87 (12.81%) Azure
2 73 (10.75%) AWS
3 33 (4.86%) Office 365
4 13 (1.91%) IaaS
4 13 (1.91%) PaaS
5 11 (1.62%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 7 (1.03%) SaaS
7 6 (0.88%) AWS CloudFormation
7 6 (0.88%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (0.88%) GCP
8 5 (0.74%) GitHub
9 3 (0.44%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.29%) Akamai
10 2 (0.29%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (0.29%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.29%) Serverless
11 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.15%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.15%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.15%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 493 (72.61%) Firewall
2 247 (36.38%) WAN
3 208 (30.63%) LAN
4 177 (26.07%) Cisco ASA
5 175 (25.77%) Network Security
6 164 (24.15%) VPN
7 158 (23.27%) BGP
8 130 (19.15%) Cisco Nexus
9 122 (17.97%) OSPF
10 106 (15.61%) DNS
11 104 (15.32%) Wireless
12 95 (13.99%) MPLS
13 78 (11.49%) DHCP
14 70 (10.31%) TCP/IP
15 69 (10.16%) VoIP
16 62 (9.13%) EIGRP
17 51 (7.51%) NetScaler
18 50 (7.36%) Wi-Fi
19 45 (6.63%) Cisco IOS
19 45 (6.63%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.03%) Oracle OWB
2 5 (0.74%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.29%) Big Data
3 2 (0.29%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.15%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.15%) DB2
4 1 (0.15%) EDMS
4 1 (0.15%) Informix
4 1 (0.15%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.15%) MySQL
4 1 (0.15%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (1.62%) Sonatype Nexus
2 6 (0.88%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.29%) MSI
3 2 (0.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (0.29%) WiX
4 1 (0.15%) Hudson
4 1 (0.15%) Selenium
4 1 (0.15%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.15%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.15%) webpack
General
1 101 (14.87%) Finance
2 46 (6.77%) Telecoms
3 33 (4.86%) Banking
4 28 (4.12%) Public Sector
5 18 (2.65%) Financial Institution
6 12 (1.77%) Legal
6 12 (1.77%) Retail
7 11 (1.62%) Local Government
8 7 (1.03%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.88%) Law
9 6 (0.88%) Marketing
10 5 (0.74%) Publishing
11 4 (0.59%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.29%) Electronics
13 1 (0.15%) International Banking
13 1 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.15%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 373 (54.93%) Network Engineer
2 102 (15.02%) Security Engineer
3 79 (11.63%) Network Security Engineer
4 75 (11.05%) Cisco Engineer
5 68 (10.01%) Architect
6 62 (9.13%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 49 (7.22%) Network Architect
8 46 (6.77%) Senior Network Engineer
9 42 (6.19%) Analyst
9 42 (6.19%) Firewall Engineer
10 30 (4.42%) Consultant
11 24 (3.53%) Network Analyst
12 23 (3.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 21 (3.09%) Support Engineer
14 20 (2.95%) Cloud Engineer
15 19 (2.80%) Network Support
16 16 (2.36%) Design Engineer
16 16 (2.36%) Network Consultant
16 16 (2.36%) Network Design Engineer
16 16 (2.36%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (3.83%) XML
2 14 (2.06%) JSON
3 9 (1.33%) .NET
4 7 (1.03%) YAML
5 5 (0.74%) Middleware
5 5 (0.74%) Web Services
6 4 (0.59%) 802.1X
7 2 (0.29%) Software Packaging
8 1 (0.15%) boto
8 1 (0.15%) Celery
8 1 (0.15%) CSS
8 1 (0.15%) Django
8 1 (0.15%) HTML
8 1 (0.15%) J2EE
8 1 (0.15%) LDAP
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (0.15%) Regular Expression
8 1 (0.15%) REST
8 1 (0.15%) SAML
8 1 (0.15%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 162 (23.86%) Data Centre
2 28 (4.12%) Public Cloud
3 17 (2.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 17 (2.50%) Management Information System
4 15 (2.21%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (1.47%) Clustering
5 10 (1.47%) Self-Motivation
6 9 (1.33%) RSA SecurID
7 7 (1.03%) Hybrid Cloud
8 6 (0.88%) Blackberry
8 6 (0.88%) Driving Licence
8 6 (0.88%) Replication
8 6 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (0.74%) PKI
10 4 (0.59%) Hedge funds
10 4 (0.59%) Linux Command Line
10 4 (0.59%) Virtual Team
11 3 (0.44%) Fibre Optics
11 3 (0.44%) Private Cloud
11 3 (0.44%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 99 (14.58%) Windows
2 45 (6.63%) Linux
3 44 (6.48%) Windows Server
4 34 (5.01%) Unix
5 25 (3.68%) Windows 10
6 23 (3.39%) Check Point GAiA
7 20 (2.95%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (1.03%) Windows 7
10 5 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (0.74%) Solaris
11 4 (0.59%) CentOS
11 4 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.44%) Android
13 1 (0.15%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (17.38%) ITIL
2 79 (11.63%) Migration
3 74 (10.90%) Load Balancing
4 72 (10.60%) Change Management
5 62 (9.13%) Network Design
6 57 (8.39%) Network Management
7 38 (5.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 33 (4.86%) Change Control
8 33 (4.86%) Kalman Filter
9 31 (4.57%) Project Management
9 31 (4.57%) Stakeholder Management
10 30 (4.42%) Disaster Recovery
11 28 (4.12%) Mentoring
11 28 (4.12%) Project Delivery
12 27 (3.98%) Problem Management
12 27 (3.98%) SIEM
13 26 (3.83%) Problem-Solving
14 25 (3.68%) Configuration Management
15 23 (3.39%) Cybersecurity
15 23 (3.39%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 69 (10.16%) Python
2 34 (5.01%) PowerShell
3 26 (3.83%) SQL
4 19 (2.80%) Java
5 16 (2.36%) Perl
6 7 (1.03%) C
6 7 (1.03%) Prolog
7 4 (0.59%) Bash Shell
8 3 (0.44%) VB
9 2 (0.29%) Ruby
10 1 (0.15%) C#
10 1 (0.15%) C++
10 1 (0.15%) ES6
10 1 (0.15%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.15%) PHP
Qualifications
1 270 (39.76%) Cisco Certification
2 212 (31.22%) CCNP
3 142 (20.91%) CCNA
4 70 (10.31%) Security Cleared
5 67 (9.87%) CCIE
6 56 (8.25%) SC Cleared
7 54 (7.95%) CCSE
8 50 (7.36%) CCSA
9 29 (4.27%) Check Point Certification
10 25 (3.68%) CCDP
11 24 (3.53%) CISSP
12 18 (2.65%) CCDA
13 13 (1.91%) Degree
14 9 (1.33%) ISEB
15 8 (1.18%) CISM
15 8 (1.18%) DV Cleared
15 8 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
15 8 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
16 7 (1.03%) ISEB Practitioner
17 6 (0.88%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.98%) SLA
2 11 (1.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (1.47%) PCI DSS
4 9 (1.33%) PMO
5 7 (1.03%) COBIT
6 3 (0.44%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 3 (0.44%) MiFID
6 3 (0.44%) QA
7 2 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.29%) NIST
7 2 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.15%) GDPR
8 1 (0.15%) HIPAA
System Software
1 52 (7.66%) Active Directory
2 30 (4.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (3.24%) VMware ESXi
4 18 (2.65%) Hyper-V
5 11 (1.62%) ProxySG
5 11 (1.62%) vSphere
6 9 (1.33%) XenApp
7 8 (1.18%) VMware NSX
8 7 (1.03%) KVM
9 6 (0.88%) Firmware
9 6 (0.88%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (0.44%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.29%) iptables
13 1 (0.15%) Docker
13 1 (0.15%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 1 (0.15%) Samba
13 1 (0.15%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 38 (5.60%) Ansible
2 25 (3.68%) SCCM
3 23 (3.39%) Cisco CUCM
4 21 (3.09%) FortiGate
5 19 (2.80%) Cisco Prime
6 18 (2.65%) Nessus
7 13 (1.91%) SCOM
8 7 (1.03%) Microsoft Intune
8 7 (1.03%) Nagios
8 7 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
8 7 (1.03%) Puppet
9 6 (0.88%) Salt
10 4 (0.59%) Cisco UCCX
10 4 (0.59%) QRadar
10 4 (0.59%) Terraform
10 4 (0.59%) WSUS
11 3 (0.44%) Backup Exec
11 3 (0.44%) Cacti
11 3 (0.44%) Norton AntiVirus
11 3 (0.44%) Simpana
Vendors
1 495 (72.90%) Cisco
2 198 (29.16%) Palo Alto
3 186 (27.39%) F5
4 140 (20.62%) Juniper
5 132 (19.44%) Fortinet
6 86 (12.67%) Microsoft
7 82 (12.08%) Blue Coat
8 68 (10.01%) Citrix
9 66 (9.72%) Aruba
10 57 (8.39%) VMware
11 49 (7.22%) HP
12 46 (6.77%) SolarWinds
13 35 (5.15%) Meraki
14 33 (4.86%) McAfee
15 29 (4.27%) Riverbed
16 25 (3.68%) Symantec
17 20 (2.95%) Oracle
18 19 (2.80%) Dell
18 19 (2.80%) NetApp
19 18 (2.65%) Splunk