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 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 264 252 211
Rank change year-on-year -12 -41  
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 406 512 607
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.90% 0.96% 1.12%
As % of the Vendors category 2.04% 2.18% 2.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 299 348
Median daily rate £400 £395 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.26% +1.93%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +0.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 14 7
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.25 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.09% -12.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.25 £16.99 £40.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £100.25 £62.00 £48.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -5.40% -12.94%  

CheckPoint is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 19880 23441 24407
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 44.09% 43.75% 45.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 12294 14240 13819
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £555 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 708 804 1038
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.25% +11.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £10.73 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -14.47% +11.76%  

CheckPoint
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing CheckPoint as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CheckPoint in the UK

CheckPoint
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for CheckPoint in the UK

CheckPoint
Top 30 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -23 370 £400 +1.26% 86
London +1 143 £450 +2.27% 38
South East -26 98 £400 - 19
Hampshire +2 51 £410 +2.50% 1
South West -22 25 £375 - 6
North West +27 23 £525 +52.17% 5
Scotland +26 23 £380 +8.57% 6
City of London -5 23 £475 +13.09% 10
West Midlands +17 21 £375 - 3
North East +4 21 £374 -
Tyne and Wear +6 20 £385 -
Newcastle upon Tyne +3 20 £385 -
Yorkshire -4 20 £388 +3.33% 5
East of England -13 20 £375 -13.04% 6
Berkshire +7 16 £400 +1.91% 12
Bristol -2 14 £375 +7.14% 1
Hook - 13 £423 -
Hertfordshire +4 12 £300 -37.82% 1
Manchester +3 12 £500 +48.14% 5
West Yorkshire +10 11 £425 -4.49% 3
Birmingham +3 11 £363 +2.83% 1
Buckinghamshire -1 11 £346 -13.56% 1
Croydon - 11 £450 -
Edinburgh +24 9 £538 +48.27% 4
Milton Keynes -5 9 £350 -12.50%
Bracknell +1 8 £350 -22.22% 1
Southampton -8 8 £388 -1.89%
South Wales +23 7 £375 -3.22% 3
Wales +19 7 £375 -16.66% 3
West Sussex +13 7 £388 - 1

CheckPoint
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 772 (79.02%) Cisco
2 717 (73.39%) Firewall
3 374 (38.28%) Cisco Certification
4 357 (36.54%) F5
5 340 (34.80%) Cisco ASA
6 320 (32.75%) Juniper
7 300 (30.71%) WAN
8 296 (30.30%) LAN
9 269 (27.53%) CCNP
10 259 (26.51%) Network Security
11 257 (26.31%) Wireless
12 221 (22.62%) Security Cleared
13 199 (20.37%) VPN
14 183 (18.73%) Data Centre
15 182 (18.63%) Finance
16 175 (17.91%) Palo Alto
17 174 (17.81%) SC Cleared
18 173 (17.71%) Cisco Nexus
18 173 (17.71%) ITIL
19 164 (16.79%) Blue Coat
20 155 (15.86%) Fortinet
21 141 (14.43%) DNS
21 141 (14.43%) OSPF
22 139 (14.23%) CCIE
23 133 (13.61%) Network Design
24 126 (12.90%) CCNA
25 125 (12.79%) VMware
26 123 (12.59%) Microsoft
27 119 (12.18%) BGP
28 118 (12.08%) MPLS

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 (1.64%) MS Exchange
2 15 (1.54%) SharePoint
2 15 (1.54%) Skype for Business
3 9 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (0.72%) IIS
5 6 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (0.61%) Tomcat
6 5 (0.51%) Apache
6 5 (0.51%) OpenStack
6 5 (0.51%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.31%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.20%) JBoss
9 1 (0.10%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.10%) SAS
9 1 (0.10%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 44 (4.50%) MS Excel
2 23 (2.35%) MS Office
3 18 (1.84%) Spreadsheet
4 12 (1.23%) MS Project
5 5 (0.51%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.31%) assyst
2 3 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.20%) Primavera
3 2 (0.20%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 64 (6.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 50 (5.12%) Amazon AWS
3 25 (2.56%) IaaS
4 23 (2.35%) Office 365
5 12 (1.23%) SaaS
5 12 (1.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 7 (0.72%) PaaS
7 5 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.20%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.20%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.10%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.10%) AWS CloudTrail
10 1 (0.10%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 717 (73.39%) Firewall
2 340 (34.80%) Cisco ASA
3 300 (30.71%) WAN
4 296 (30.30%) LAN
5 259 (26.51%) Network Security
6 257 (26.31%) Wireless
7 199 (20.37%) VPN
8 173 (17.71%) Cisco Nexus
9 141 (14.43%) DNS
9 141 (14.43%) OSPF
10 119 (12.18%) BGP
11 118 (12.08%) MPLS
12 115 (11.77%) TCP/IP
13 92 (9.42%) BIG-IP
14 91 (9.31%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 82 (8.39%) DHCP
16 78 (7.98%) VoIP
17 73 (7.47%) SSL
18 68 (6.96%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
19 67 (6.86%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (3.07%) SQL Server
2 7 (0.72%) Oracle Database
3 6 (0.61%) BusinessObjects
3 6 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (0.51%) Big Data
4 5 (0.51%) MySQL
5 3 (0.31%) Data Lake
5 3 (0.31%) DocumentDB
6 2 (0.20%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.20%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.20%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (0.20%) Oracle Exadata
6 2 (0.20%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.10%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.10%) Oracle OWB
7 1 (0.10%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (0.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (0.41%) JIRA
3 3 (0.31%) Zephyr
4 1 (0.10%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.10%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 182 (18.63%) Finance
2 67 (6.86%) Telecoms
3 51 (5.22%) Banking
4 27 (2.76%) Retail
5 13 (1.33%) Law
6 8 (0.82%) Manufacturing
7 7 (0.72%) Investment Banking
8 6 (0.61%) Advertising
8 6 (0.61%) Local Government
9 4 (0.41%) Electronics
9 4 (0.41%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.41%) Marketing
9 4 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.31%) Legal
11 2 (0.20%) Billing
11 2 (0.20%) Dutch Language
11 2 (0.20%) Games
11 2 (0.20%) German Language
11 2 (0.20%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.10%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 431 (44.11%) Network Engineer
2 132 (13.51%) Cisco Engineer
3 122 (12.49%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 117 (11.98%) Security Engineer
5 99 (10.13%) Analyst
6 92 (9.42%) Network Security Engineer
7 90 (9.21%) Architect
8 73 (7.47%) Firewall Engineer
9 72 (7.37%) Consultant
10 64 (6.55%) Senior Network Engineer
11 60 (6.14%) Network Analyst
12 48 (4.91%) Network Consultant
13 46 (4.71%) Network Architect
14 44 (4.50%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
14 44 (4.50%) Security Consultant
15 40 (4.09%) Network Specialist
16 36 (3.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 33 (3.38%) Network Support
18 32 (3.28%) Project Manager
19 29 (2.97%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (3.07%) 802.1X
2 14 (1.43%) SAML
3 13 (1.33%) CSS
4 8 (0.82%) Regular Expression
5 7 (0.72%) .NET
5 7 (0.72%) Middleware
6 6 (0.61%) XML
7 5 (0.51%) Web Services
8 4 (0.41%) XMPP
9 3 (0.31%) ASP.NET
9 3 (0.31%) OAuth
9 3 (0.31%) OpenID
9 3 (0.31%) SailPoint
9 3 (0.31%) SOAP
9 3 (0.31%) WAP
10 2 (0.20%) Oracle Fusion
11 1 (0.10%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 1 (0.10%) LINQ to SQL
11 1 (0.10%) REST
11 1 (0.10%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 183 (18.73%) Data Centre
2 77 (7.88%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (3.68%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 34 (3.48%) Computer Science
5 30 (3.07%) Management Information System
6 20 (2.05%) CMDB
7 14 (1.43%) Video Conferencing
8 13 (1.33%) Fat Client
8 13 (1.33%) Thin Client
9 12 (1.23%) PKI
10 11 (1.13%) Clustering
10 11 (1.13%) Enterprise Storage
11 10 (1.02%) RSA SecurID
12 9 (0.92%) Replication
12 9 (0.92%) Virtual Team
13 8 (0.82%) PMI
13 8 (0.82%) Wiki
14 7 (0.72%) Public Cloud
14 7 (0.72%) Security Operations Centre
15 5 (0.51%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 116 (11.87%) Windows
2 78 (7.98%) Linux
3 55 (5.63%) Windows Server
4 36 (3.68%) Unix
5 27 (2.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (2.15%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (1.43%) Windows 7
8 8 (0.82%) Solaris
9 5 (0.51%) Windows 10
9 5 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.20%) Android
10 2 (0.20%) CatOS
10 2 (0.20%) CentOS
10 2 (0.20%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.20%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.10%) AIX
11 1 (0.10%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.10%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.10%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (17.71%) ITIL
2 133 (13.61%) Network Design
3 96 (9.83%) Load Balancing
4 84 (8.60%) Service Management
5 71 (7.27%) Migration
5 71 (7.27%) Project Management
6 65 (6.65%) Information Security
7 51 (5.22%) Change Management
8 49 (5.02%) Network Management
9 48 (4.91%) SIEM
10 44 (4.50%) ITSM
11 40 (4.09%) Agile Software Development
12 38 (3.89%) Network Architecture
13 34 (3.48%) PRINCE2
14 33 (3.38%) Change Control
14 33 (3.38%) Penetration Testing
15 31 (3.17%) High Availability
15 31 (3.17%) Stakeholder Management
16 30 (3.07%) Incident Management
17 29 (2.97%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 34 (3.48%) PowerShell
2 30 (3.07%) SQL
3 23 (2.35%) Python
4 12 (1.23%) Java
4 12 (1.23%) Perl
5 7 (0.72%) C
6 4 (0.41%) VB
7 3 (0.31%) C#
8 2 (0.20%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.20%) Lisp
8 2 (0.20%) PHP
8 2 (0.20%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.20%) VBScript
9 1 (0.10%) Prolog
9 1 (0.10%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 374 (38.28%) Cisco Certification
2 269 (27.53%) CCNP
3 221 (22.62%) Security Cleared
4 174 (17.81%) SC Cleared
5 139 (14.23%) CCIE
6 126 (12.90%) CCNA
7 105 (10.75%) CCSE
8 93 (9.52%) CCSA
9 73 (7.47%) CCDP
10 57 (5.83%) Degree
11 48 (4.91%) CCIP
12 47 (4.81%) JNCIA
12 47 (4.81%) JNCIE
13 33 (3.38%) HP ASE
13 33 (3.38%) HP MASE
14 31 (3.17%) CISSP
15 27 (2.76%) CCSP
16 25 (2.56%) DV Cleared
17 20 (2.05%) JNCIP
18 18 (1.84%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (4.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 33 (3.38%) SLA
3 29 (2.97%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.41%) Government Security Classifications
4 4 (0.41%) QA
5 3 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.31%) GPG13
5 3 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.20%) PMO
7 1 (0.10%) BS7799
7 1 (0.10%) COBIT
7 1 (0.10%) HMG Infosec
7 1 (0.10%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.10%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 96 (9.83%) Active Directory
2 70 (7.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (3.38%) Hyper-V
4 26 (2.66%) ProxySG
5 13 (1.33%) VMware ESX
5 13 (1.33%) XenApp
6 12 (1.23%) vSphere
7 11 (1.13%) XenServer
8 10 (1.02%) vCloud
9 8 (0.82%) BitLocker
9 8 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
10 6 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
10 6 (0.61%) Terminal Services
10 6 (0.61%) XenDesktop
11 5 (0.51%) Virtual Desktop
12 4 (0.41%) Firmware
12 4 (0.41%) Snort
13 2 (0.20%) RACF
13 2 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (0.20%) Xen
Systems Management
1 113 (11.57%) FortiGate
2 33 (3.38%) Cisco Prime
3 23 (2.35%) Nagios
4 17 (1.74%) Norton AntiVirus
5 16 (1.64%) SCCM
6 11 (1.13%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 10 (1.02%) Cisco CUCM
7 10 (1.02%) Forum Sentry
7 10 (1.02%) Nessus
8 8 (0.82%) Cisco UCCX
8 8 (0.82%) SCOM
9 7 (0.72%) CA Spectrum
9 7 (0.72%) McAfee ePO
9 7 (0.72%) OPNET
9 7 (0.72%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 6 (0.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 5 (0.51%) EnCase
12 4 (0.41%) AirWatch
12 4 (0.41%) Cisco UCCE
12 4 (0.41%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 772 (79.02%) Cisco
2 357 (36.54%) F5
3 320 (32.75%) Juniper
4 175 (17.91%) Palo Alto
5 164 (16.79%) Blue Coat
6 155 (15.86%) Fortinet
7 125 (12.79%) VMware
8 123 (12.59%) Microsoft
9 108 (11.05%) Citrix
10 106 (10.85%) Aruba
10 106 (10.85%) HP
11 84 (8.60%) Riverbed
12 70 (7.16%) SolarWinds
13 46 (4.71%) Nokia
14 39 (3.99%) Oracle
15 36 (3.68%) Intel Security
16 34 (3.48%) Symantec
17 31 (3.17%) Sourcefire
18 30 (3.07%) Splunk
19 27 (2.76%) Brocade
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