Period
to 26 May 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 26 May 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 346 279 251
Rank change year-on-year -67 -28 -49
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 732 814 1,113
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.72% 0.89% 1.05%
As % of the Vendors category 1.73% 2.02% 2.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 526 564 668
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +5.10% +4.67%
10th Percentile £270 £300 £268
90th Percentile £588 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £414 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.56% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 22 42
UK median hourly rate £31.39 £42.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.14% +8.97% -1.27%
10th Percentile £15.20 £22.35 £16.32
90th Percentile £33.30 £67.03 £57.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.39 £34.25 £38.00
% change year-on-year -8.35% -9.87% -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 42,328 40,234 46,618
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.70% 44.18% 44.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,405 24,692 28,318
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £243
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,490 1,412 1,642
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.41% +5.71%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.38 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £47.76
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.92 £18.00
% change year-on-year -6.26% -6.00% +5.88%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 26 May 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 -76 670 £425 +3.03% 124
UK excluding London -65 416 £414 +3.56% 94
London -34 302 £430 -4.44% 42
South East -92 122 £438 +2.94% 25
Midlands +40 105 £485 +27.08% 17
North of England -54 81 £410 +2.50% 24
West Midlands +17 80 £485 +29.33% 12
Yorkshire -20 43 £400 - 9
South West -3 35 £400 +6.67% 9
Wales +12 27 £325 -13.33% 3
North West -36 26 £410 -18.00% 13
East Midlands +14 25 £368 -8.13% 5
East of England -15 25 £400 -1.54% 7
Scotland -56 21 £325 -13.33% 9
North East -10 12 £425 +18.06% 2
Northern Ireland +5 1 £275 -38.89%

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 528 (72.13%) Cisco
2 514 (70.22%) Firewall
3 223 (30.46%) VPN
4 216 (29.51%) WAN
5 196 (26.78%) Cisco Certification
6 182 (24.86%) Cisco ASA
7 178 (24.32%) Network Security
8 165 (22.54%) F5
9 160 (21.86%) Data Centre
10 151 (20.63%) LAN
11 149 (20.36%) Juniper
12 144 (19.67%) CCNP
13 141 (19.26%) ITIL
14 139 (18.99%) Microsoft Azure
15 137 (18.72%) Palo Alto
16 130 (17.76%) Finance
17 128 (17.49%) VMware
17 128 (17.49%) Microsoft
18 125 (17.08%) Wireless
19 124 (16.94%) Windows
20 117 (15.98%) BGP
21 109 (14.89%) OSPF
22 108 (14.75%) Security Cleared
23 106 (14.48%) Fortinet
24 104 (14.21%) Blue Coat
25 98 (13.39%) DNS
26 94 (12.84%) Cisco Nexus
27 92 (12.57%) Amazon AWS
28 90 (12.30%) SC Cleared
29 87 (11.89%) Aruba

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 28 (3.83%) MS Exchange
2 15 (2.05%) IIS
3 11 (1.50%) Confluence
4 10 (1.37%) SharePoint
5 8 (1.09%) Skype for Business
6 7 (0.96%) Tomcat
6 7 (0.96%) WebLogic
7 6 (0.82%) Apache
8 4 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.41%) MS Project Server
10 2 (0.27%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.27%) JBoss
10 2 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.14%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.14%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.14%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 36 (4.92%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (2.87%) MS Visio
3 15 (2.05%) Microsoft Project
4 12 (1.64%) Microsoft Excel
5 5 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.68%) RMDS
2 3 (0.41%) CA PPM
2 3 (0.41%) Primavera
3 1 (0.14%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.14%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 139 (18.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 92 (12.57%) Amazon AWS
3 42 (5.74%) Office 365
4 11 (1.50%) GitHub
5 10 (1.37%) PaaS
6 8 (1.09%) IaaS
7 5 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (0.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 4 (0.55%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (0.55%) OpenShift
9 3 (0.41%) SaaS
10 2 (0.27%) Akamai
10 2 (0.27%) IBM Cloud
10 2 (0.27%) SuccessFactors
11 1 (0.14%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.14%) Bluemix
11 1 (0.14%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.14%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.14%) Serverless
11 1 (0.14%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 514 (70.22%) Firewall
2 223 (30.46%) VPN
3 216 (29.51%) WAN
4 182 (24.86%) Cisco ASA
5 178 (24.32%) Network Security
6 151 (20.63%) LAN
7 125 (17.08%) Wireless
8 117 (15.98%) BGP
9 109 (14.89%) OSPF
10 98 (13.39%) DNS
11 94 (12.84%) Cisco Nexus
12 83 (11.34%) Internet
13 79 (10.79%) MPLS
14 77 (10.52%) TCP/IP
15 74 (10.11%) DHCP
16 60 (8.20%) SSL
17 47 (6.42%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 46 (6.28%) IPsec
19 44 (6.01%) Cisco IOS
20 41 (5.60%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (1.91%) SQL Server
2 5 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (0.68%) OLTP
3 4 (0.55%) Oracle OWB
4 3 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.27%) Big Data
5 2 (0.27%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.27%) Oracle Exadata
5 2 (0.27%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.27%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.27%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.27%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (0.27%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.14%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.14%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.14%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.14%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.14%) Power BI
6 1 (0.14%) Redis
6 1 (0.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (1.64%) Jenkins
2 10 (1.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 5 (0.68%) JIRA
3 5 (0.68%) Sonatype Nexus
4 4 (0.55%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.41%) GitLab
6 2 (0.27%) CF BOSH
7 1 (0.14%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.14%) Metasploit
7 1 (0.14%) Selenium
7 1 (0.14%) TeamCity
General
1 130 (17.76%) Finance
2 38 (5.19%) Banking
3 25 (3.42%) Telecoms
4 14 (1.91%) Retail
5 7 (0.96%) Financial Institution
6 6 (0.82%) Investment Banking
6 6 (0.82%) Legal
7 4 (0.55%) French Language
8 3 (0.41%) Local Government
8 3 (0.41%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.27%) Automotive
9 2 (0.27%) Games
9 2 (0.27%) Law
9 2 (0.27%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.14%) Advertising
10 1 (0.14%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.14%) Front Office
10 1 (0.14%) Marketing
10 1 (0.14%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.14%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 276 (37.70%) Network Engineer
2 103 (14.07%) Security Engineer
3 98 (13.39%) Architect
4 73 (9.97%) Network Security Engineer
5 72 (9.84%) Firewall Engineer
6 65 (8.88%) Analyst
7 63 (8.61%) Cisco Engineer
8 58 (7.92%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 41 (5.60%) Implementation Engineer
10 40 (5.46%) Consultant
10 40 (5.46%) Network Implementation Engineer
11 37 (5.05%) Design Engineer
11 37 (5.05%) Network Design Engineer
12 35 (4.78%) Network Architect
13 34 (4.64%) Network Analyst
14 33 (4.51%) Infrastructure Architect
14 33 (4.51%) Security Architect
15 30 (4.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 30 (4.10%) Security Analyst
16 29 (3.96%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (3.01%) 802.1X
2 11 (1.50%) WAP
3 7 (0.96%) XML
4 5 (0.68%) .NET
4 5 (0.68%) Web Services
5 4 (0.55%) OAuth
5 4 (0.55%) OAuth2
6 3 (0.41%) Middleware
6 3 (0.41%) REST
7 2 (0.27%) HTML
7 2 (0.27%) LDAP
7 2 (0.27%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (0.27%) XMPP
8 1 (0.14%) Elastic Stack
8 1 (0.14%) Java EE
8 1 (0.14%) LAMP
8 1 (0.14%) Regular Expression
8 1 (0.14%) SailPoint
8 1 (0.14%) SAML
8 1 (0.14%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 160 (21.86%) Data Centre
2 41 (5.60%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (5.05%) Management Information System
4 14 (1.91%) Computer Science
5 12 (1.64%) Private Cloud
6 11 (1.50%) PKI
7 8 (1.09%) Fat Client
7 8 (1.09%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (1.09%) Thin Client
8 7 (0.96%) Algorithms
8 7 (0.96%) Hybrid Cloud
8 7 (0.96%) Replication
9 6 (0.82%) Mobile App
9 6 (0.82%) Virtual Team
10 5 (0.68%) Eurex
10 5 (0.68%) Security Operations Centre
10 5 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
10 5 (0.68%) VxBlock/Vblock
11 4 (0.55%) CMDB
11 4 (0.55%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 124 (16.94%) Windows
2 81 (11.07%) Linux
3 47 (6.42%) Windows Server
4 30 (4.10%) Unix
5 25 (3.42%) Windows 10
6 19 (2.60%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (2.46%) Windows 7
8 13 (1.78%) Check Point GAiA
8 13 (1.78%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.55%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.55%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.41%) VMS
12 2 (0.27%) AIX
12 2 (0.27%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.27%) Solaris
12 2 (0.27%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.27%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (0.27%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (19.26%) ITIL
2 82 (11.20%) Network Design
3 57 (7.79%) Problem-Solving
4 51 (6.97%) Change Control
4 51 (6.97%) Migration
5 49 (6.69%) Change Management
6 45 (6.15%) Load Balancing
6 45 (6.15%) WAN Optimisation
7 41 (5.60%) Agile Software Development
8 40 (5.46%) Information Security
9 39 (5.33%) Network Architecture
10 33 (4.51%) DevOps
11 30 (4.10%) Project Management
12 28 (3.83%) ITIL V3
13 26 (3.55%) Cybersecurity
14 25 (3.42%) Network Monitoring
14 25 (3.42%) SIEM
15 24 (3.28%) Coaching
15 24 (3.28%) Security Architecture
16 23 (3.14%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 29 (3.96%) Python
2 23 (3.14%) PowerShell
2 23 (3.14%) SQL
3 10 (1.37%) C
4 9 (1.23%) Java
5 3 (0.41%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.14%) Go
6 1 (0.14%) Ruby
6 1 (0.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 196 (26.78%) Cisco Certification
2 144 (19.67%) CCNP
3 108 (14.75%) Security Cleared
4 90 (12.30%) SC Cleared
5 86 (11.75%) CCNA
6 63 (8.61%) CCIE
7 53 (7.24%) CCSE
8 46 (6.28%) CCSA
9 42 (5.74%) CISSP
10 37 (5.05%) Degree
11 36 (4.92%) Microsoft Certification
12 26 (3.55%) MCSE
13 20 (2.73%) ITIL Certification
14 19 (2.60%) Check Point Certification
15 15 (2.05%) MCP
16 13 (1.78%) CISM
17 12 (1.64%) CCSP
18 11 (1.50%) CCDP
19 9 (1.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
20 7 (0.96%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (4.10%) SLA
2 28 (3.83%) PCI DSS
3 27 (3.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 19 (2.60%) GDPR
5 10 (1.37%) PMO
5 10 (1.37%) QA
6 7 (0.96%) Disclosure Scotland
7 5 (0.68%) GCP
8 4 (0.55%) FIPS 140-2
8 4 (0.55%) ISO 22301
9 3 (0.41%) COBIT
9 3 (0.41%) NIST 800
9 3 (0.41%) PMBOK
9 3 (0.41%) RMADS
10 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 76 (10.38%) Active Directory
2 69 (9.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (4.78%) ProxySG
4 26 (3.55%) vSphere
5 24 (3.28%) VMware ESXi
6 20 (2.73%) BitLocker
7 18 (2.46%) VMware NSX
8 12 (1.64%) Docker
9 11 (1.50%) XenDesktop
10 10 (1.37%) Terminal Services
11 7 (0.96%) Hyper-V
11 7 (0.96%) XenApp
12 4 (0.55%) UAG
12 4 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
12 4 (0.55%) VirtualBox
13 3 (0.41%) IAG
14 2 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
14 2 (0.27%) vCloud
14 2 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
14 2 (0.27%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 72 (9.84%) FortiGate
2 33 (4.51%) Ansible
3 25 (3.42%) SCCM
4 15 (2.05%) Puppet
5 14 (1.91%) McAfee ePO
6 13 (1.78%) Nessus
7 11 (1.50%) Opscode Chef
8 9 (1.23%) Nagios
9 8 (1.09%) Cisco Prime
9 8 (1.09%) QRadar
9 8 (1.09%) WSUS
10 7 (0.96%) SCOM
11 5 (0.68%) Proventia
11 5 (0.68%) Terraform
11 5 (0.68%) vRealize
12 4 (0.55%) Cacti
12 4 (0.55%) vCenter Server
13 3 (0.41%) Kubernetes
13 3 (0.41%) RSA enVision
13 3 (0.41%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 528 (72.13%) Cisco
2 165 (22.54%) F5
3 149 (20.36%) Juniper
4 137 (18.72%) Palo Alto
5 128 (17.49%) Microsoft
5 128 (17.49%) VMware
6 106 (14.48%) Fortinet
7 104 (14.21%) Blue Coat
8 87 (11.89%) Aruba
9 86 (11.75%) McAfee
10 85 (11.61%) Citrix
11 77 (10.52%) HP
12 54 (7.38%) Oracle
13 42 (5.74%) Nokia
14 35 (4.78%) NetApp
15 31 (4.23%) SolarWinds
16 28 (3.83%) Qualys
16 28 (3.83%) Symantec
17 25 (3.42%) Dell
18 24 (3.28%) IBM