Period
to 12 December 2017

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 12 December 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
6 months to
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 336 209 245
Rank change year-on-year -127 +36 -39
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 753 1300 1171
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.73% 1.26% 1.04%
As % of the Vendors category 1.72% 2.78% 2.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 474 839 771
UK median daily rate £419 £421 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.53% +5.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £284 £294 £263
90th Percentile £538 £552 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 22 34
UK median hourly rate £33.00 £41.75 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.96% +21.01% +7.81%
10th Percentile £14.58 £18.99 £16.25
90th Percentile £41.00 £55.00 £47.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year -17.50% +2.56% +11.43%

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 43743 46730 48551
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.33% 45.22% 43.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 27399 28557 28614
UK median daily rate £435 £422 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.08% +5.50% -
10th Percentile £235 £239 £225
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1411 1704 2047
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -2.86% +5.42%
10th Percentile £10.57 £10.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £45.75 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year - -2.94% +3.03%

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 12 December 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 6 months to 12 December 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for CheckPoint in the UK

CheckPoint
Top 15 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 12 December 2017. 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 -130 684 £425 - 64
UK excluding London -100 428 £400 +3.23% 46
London -95 309 £425 -5.56% 23
South East -82 161 £425 - 13
Midlands -4 86 £425 +3.03% 10
North of England -7 70 £390 +7.59% 12
West Midlands -15 64 £425 -2.86% 5
Scotland -12 51 £400 +14.29% 4
North West +9 35 £388 +6.90% 3
Yorkshire -16 29 £395 +9.72% 9
East of England -95 28 £375 +3.45% 6
South West -42 27 £375 -
East Midlands -1 22 £438 +34.62% 4
North East +57 6 £465 +28.28%
Wales -16 5 £192 -45.10% 1

For the 6 months to 12 December 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.

1 563 (74.77%) Firewall
2 543 (72.11%) Cisco
3 249 (33.07%) Cisco Certification
4 226 (30.01%) WAN
5 205 (27.22%) Network Security
6 200 (26.56%) F5
7 195 (25.90%) Cisco ASA
8 184 (24.44%) CCNP
9 176 (23.37%) VPN
10 175 (23.24%) Juniper
11 164 (21.78%) LAN
12 163 (21.65%) Finance
13 145 (19.26%) Data Centre
14 136 (18.06%) Palo Alto
15 135 (17.93%) Citrix
16 123 (16.33%) Windows
16 123 (16.33%) Security Cleared
17 119 (15.80%) Wireless
18 118 (15.67%) Microsoft Azure
19 113 (15.01%) VMware
19 113 (15.01%) Blue Coat
20 112 (14.87%) MPLS
20 112 (14.87%) Cisco Nexus
21 109 (14.48%) ITIL
22 101 (13.41%) DNS
23 99 (13.15%) Microsoft
24 96 (12.75%) Fortinet
25 94 (12.48%) OSPF
26 93 (12.35%) Network Design
27 91 (12.08%) BGP

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 32 (4.25%) MS Exchange
2 15 (1.99%) IIS
3 14 (1.86%) Skype for Business
4 12 (1.59%) SharePoint
5 11 (1.46%) Apache
5 11 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (1.33%) JBoss
7 7 (0.93%) SAS
8 6 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (0.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (0.53%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 4 (0.53%) Drupal
10 4 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (0.53%) MQSeries
10 4 (0.53%) WordPress
11 3 (0.40%) MS Project Server
11 3 (0.40%) Oracle Workflow
11 3 (0.40%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.40%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 18 (2.39%) MS Visio
2 14 (1.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (1.86%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (1.73%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (0.80%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.40%) CA PPM
1 3 (0.40%) Primavera
2 2 (0.27%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.27%) RMDS
3 1 (0.13%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 118 (15.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 83 (11.02%) Amazon AWS
3 25 (3.32%) Office 365
4 16 (2.12%) IaaS
5 11 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (1.46%) PaaS
6 8 (1.06%) Mimecast
7 7 (0.93%) SaaS
8 5 (0.66%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (0.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 3 (0.40%) Akamai
10 3 (0.40%) Amazon ELB
10 3 (0.40%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.27%) SuccessFactors
12 1 (0.13%) Bluemix
12 1 (0.13%) CloudSense
12 1 (0.13%) IBM Cloud
12 1 (0.13%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 563 (74.77%) Firewall
2 226 (30.01%) WAN
3 205 (27.22%) Network Security
4 195 (25.90%) Cisco ASA
5 176 (23.37%) VPN
6 164 (21.78%) LAN
7 119 (15.80%) Wireless
8 112 (14.87%) Cisco Nexus
8 112 (14.87%) MPLS
9 101 (13.41%) DNS
10 94 (12.48%) OSPF
11 91 (12.08%) BGP
12 73 (9.69%) DHCP
13 70 (9.30%) TCP/IP
14 64 (8.50%) Internet
15 56 (7.44%) NetScaler
15 56 (7.44%) SSL
16 52 (6.91%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 52 (6.91%) IPsec
17 47 (6.24%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (2.12%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.06%) BusinessObjects
3 5 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.27%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.27%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (0.27%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.13%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.13%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle OWB
6 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (0.80%) Jenkins
2 5 (0.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 4 (0.53%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.27%) Gerrit
4 2 (0.27%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.13%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.13%) GitLab
5 1 (0.13%) JIRA
5 1 (0.13%) Selenium
General
1 163 (21.65%) Finance
2 45 (5.98%) Banking
3 38 (5.05%) Telecoms
4 13 (1.73%) Law
5 10 (1.33%) Retail
6 6 (0.80%) Legal
7 5 (0.66%) Billing
8 4 (0.53%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.27%) Back Office
9 2 (0.27%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.13%) Advertising
10 1 (0.13%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.13%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.13%) French Language
10 1 (0.13%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 360 (47.81%) Network Engineer
2 104 (13.81%) Security Engineer
3 77 (10.23%) Network Security Engineer
4 75 (9.96%) Cisco Engineer
5 69 (9.16%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 66 (8.76%) Firewall Engineer
7 61 (8.10%) Architect
8 54 (7.17%) Analyst
9 48 (6.37%) Consultant
10 47 (6.24%) Senior Network Engineer
11 37 (4.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 31 (4.12%) Security Analyst
13 30 (3.98%) Cloud Engineer
14 28 (3.72%) Implementation Engineer
14 28 (3.72%) Network Consultant
14 28 (3.72%) Network Implementation Engineer
15 25 (3.32%) Network Architect
15 25 (3.32%) Support Engineer
16 22 (2.92%) Design Engineer
16 22 (2.92%) Network Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (1.46%) Regular Expression
2 10 (1.33%) 802.1X
3 5 (0.66%) Web Services
4 4 (0.53%) .NET
4 4 (0.53%) Elastic Stack
4 4 (0.53%) Java EE
4 4 (0.53%) Middleware
4 4 (0.53%) WAP
4 4 (0.53%) XML
5 3 (0.40%) J2EE
5 3 (0.40%) SOAP
5 3 (0.40%) XSLT
6 2 (0.27%) LAMP
6 2 (0.27%) Rendezvous
7 1 (0.13%) Apache Flex
7 1 (0.13%) HTML
7 1 (0.13%) JFC
7 1 (0.13%) JSON
7 1 (0.13%) OAuth
7 1 (0.13%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 145 (19.26%) Data Centre
2 31 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (3.19%) Computer Science
4 20 (2.66%) Management Information System
5 15 (1.99%) Replication
6 14 (1.86%) Public Cloud
7 13 (1.73%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 13 (1.73%) PKI
8 12 (1.59%) Private Cloud
9 10 (1.33%) Virtual Team
10 9 (1.20%) Security Operations Centre
11 8 (1.06%) Video Conferencing
12 7 (0.93%) Microsoft Licensing
12 7 (0.93%) PMI
13 6 (0.80%) Blackberry
13 6 (0.80%) Client/Server
13 6 (0.80%) Data Protection Act
14 5 (0.66%) Cyberthreat
14 5 (0.66%) iPad
14 5 (0.66%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 123 (16.33%) Windows
2 82 (10.89%) Linux
3 71 (9.43%) Windows Server
4 36 (4.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 26 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 26 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (2.12%) Unix
7 15 (1.99%) Windows 10
8 14 (1.86%) CentOS
9 13 (1.73%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.53%) HPUX
11 3 (0.40%) Mac OS
11 3 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.27%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.13%) SUSE
13 1 (0.13%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (14.48%) ITIL
2 93 (12.35%) Network Design
3 89 (11.82%) Load Balancing
4 69 (9.16%) Information Security
5 62 (8.23%) Migration
6 54 (7.17%) Change Management
7 50 (6.64%) Cybersecurity
8 47 (6.24%) SIEM
9 41 (5.44%) High Availability
10 40 (5.31%) WAN Optimisation
11 38 (5.05%) Change Control
12 34 (4.52%) Network Management
13 33 (4.38%) Service Management
14 32 (4.25%) Vulnerability Scanning
15 31 (4.12%) Kalman Filter
15 31 (4.12%) Project Management
16 29 (3.85%) PRINCE2
16 29 (3.85%) Programme Management
17 26 (3.45%) Network Monitoring
18 25 (3.32%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 34 (4.52%) SQL
2 20 (2.66%) Python
3 18 (2.39%) Perl
4 17 (2.26%) Bash Shell
5 11 (1.46%) Java
6 9 (1.20%) C-shell
6 9 (1.20%) Korn
7 7 (0.93%) PowerShell
8 6 (0.80%) C
9 4 (0.53%) VBScript
10 3 (0.40%) PHP
11 2 (0.27%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.13%) C++
12 1 (0.13%) Go
12 1 (0.13%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 249 (33.07%) Cisco Certification
2 184 (24.44%) CCNP
3 123 (16.33%) Security Cleared
4 90 (11.95%) CCNA
5 88 (11.69%) SC Cleared
6 81 (10.76%) CCIE
7 75 (9.96%) CCSE
8 58 (7.70%) CCSA
9 35 (4.65%) Degree
10 24 (3.19%) CISSP
11 23 (3.05%) DV Cleared
11 23 (3.05%) Microsoft Certification
12 20 (2.66%) MCSE
13 18 (2.39%) Computer Science Degree
14 16 (2.12%) Check Point Certification
15 14 (1.86%) JNCIA
16 13 (1.73%) MCP
16 13 (1.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 12 (1.59%) CCSP
17 12 (1.59%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 29 (3.85%) SLA
2 12 (1.59%) NIST 800
2 12 (1.59%) PCI DSS
3 11 (1.46%) GDPR
3 11 (1.46%) PMO
4 10 (1.33%) Disclosure Scotland
5 6 (0.80%) QA
6 5 (0.66%) COBIT
6 5 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 3 (0.40%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.40%) PMBOK
8 2 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.27%) FIPS 140-2
9 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 86 (11.42%) Active Directory
2 65 (8.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (4.91%) vSphere
4 33 (4.38%) Hyper-V
5 30 (3.98%) ProxySG
6 18 (2.39%) VMware NSX
7 17 (2.26%) Virtual Machines
8 13 (1.73%) XenApp
9 12 (1.59%) Virtual Servers
9 12 (1.59%) VMware ESXi
10 9 (1.20%) BitLocker
10 9 (1.20%) NFS
11 8 (1.06%) Terminal Services
12 7 (0.93%) Openswan
12 7 (0.93%) pfSense
13 6 (0.80%) Docker
13 6 (0.80%) XenDesktop
14 5 (0.66%) UAG
15 4 (0.53%) Samba
15 4 (0.53%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 66 (8.76%) FortiGate
2 20 (2.66%) McAfee ePO
3 18 (2.39%) SCCM
3 18 (2.39%) SCOM
4 14 (1.86%) Cisco Prime
5 13 (1.73%) Ansible
5 13 (1.73%) Nagios
6 12 (1.59%) Cacti
7 11 (1.46%) Norton AntiVirus
8 8 (1.06%) NetBackup
8 8 (1.06%) vCenter Server
9 7 (0.93%) Backup Exec
9 7 (0.93%) Puppet
9 7 (0.93%) vRealize
10 6 (0.80%) Nessus
10 6 (0.80%) PowerCLI
10 6 (0.80%) SolarWinds Orion
11 5 (0.66%) Cisco CUCM
11 5 (0.66%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 5 (0.66%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 543 (72.11%) Cisco
2 200 (26.56%) F5
3 175 (23.24%) Juniper
4 136 (18.06%) Palo Alto
5 135 (17.93%) Citrix
6 113 (15.01%) Blue Coat
6 113 (15.01%) VMware
7 99 (13.15%) Microsoft
8 96 (12.75%) Fortinet
9 87 (11.55%) HP
10 74 (9.83%) McAfee
10 74 (9.83%) SolarWinds
11 42 (5.58%) Aruba
12 38 (5.05%) Riverbed
13 34 (4.52%) Oracle
14 33 (4.38%) Extreme Networks
14 33 (4.38%) NetApp
14 33 (4.38%) Nokia
15 30 (3.98%) Dell
16 28 (3.72%) Red Hat