Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 332 205 240
Rank change year-on-year -127 +35 -5
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 713 1357 1189
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.72% 1.27% 1.05%
As % of the Vendors category 1.67% 2.83% 2.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 455 879 782
UK median daily rate £420 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £302 £285 £263
90th Percentile £538 £575 £532
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +9.33% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 37 30
UK median hourly rate £35.50 £40.00 £28.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.25% +42.46% -2.34%
10th Percentile £21.55 £20.73 £16.13
90th Percentile £65.00 £47.50 £42.58
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -11.25% +45.45% -24.14%

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 42616 47965 49273
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.94% 44.97% 43.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 26288 29353 29001
UK median daily rate £430 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.61% +3.75% +0.63%
10th Percentile £243 £240 £225
90th Percentile £619 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1385 1718 2164
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.43
90th Percentile £45.00 £44.83 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.93 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -0.41% - +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 17 October 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 17 October 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 17 October 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 -121 644 £423 +3.30% 73
UK excluding London -88 447 £410 +9.33% 43
London -133 253 £425 -5.56% 35
South East -79 162 £425 +3.79% 19
North of England +21 94 £390 +0.97% 7
Midlands -11 66 £420 +20.00% 8
Scotland -22 55 £425 +24.09% 2
North West +3 51 £400 +6.67% 4
West Midlands -13 45 £420 +8.39% 7
South West -42 40 £375 +3.45% 2
Yorkshire -14 32 £388 -3.13% 3
East of England -86 28 £375 +13.64% 2
East Midlands -2 21 £438 +43.44%
North East +72 11 £339 -11.15%
Wales -17 2 £209 -42.46% 3

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 549 (77.00%) Firewall
2 521 (73.07%) Cisco
3 260 (36.47%) Cisco Certification
4 252 (35.34%) WAN
5 218 (30.58%) F5
6 214 (30.01%) LAN
7 200 (28.05%) Juniper
8 195 (27.35%) CCNP
9 191 (26.79%) Cisco ASA
10 190 (26.65%) Network Security
11 164 (23.00%) VPN
12 162 (22.72%) Finance
13 150 (21.04%) Data Centre
14 146 (20.48%) Palo Alto
15 130 (18.23%) Wireless
16 118 (16.55%) MPLS
17 115 (16.13%) Blue Coat
18 112 (15.71%) ITIL
18 112 (15.71%) Security Cleared
19 110 (15.43%) Cisco Nexus
19 110 (15.43%) Windows
20 108 (15.15%) Fortinet
21 102 (14.31%) VMware
21 102 (14.31%) Microsoft Azure
22 101 (14.17%) BGP
23 100 (14.03%) CCIE
24 98 (13.74%) CCNA
25 96 (13.46%) OSPF
26 95 (13.32%) Microsoft
27 94 (13.18%) HP

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 30 (4.21%) MS Exchange
2 23 (3.23%) IIS
3 16 (2.24%) Skype for Business
4 12 (1.68%) Apache
5 10 (1.40%) JBoss
6 9 (1.26%) Tomcat
7 7 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (0.98%) SAS
8 5 (0.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (0.70%) SharePoint
9 4 (0.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 4 (0.56%) Drupal
9 4 (0.56%) WordPress
10 3 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (0.42%) MQSeries
10 3 (0.42%) Oracle Workflow
10 3 (0.42%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.14%) OpenStack
Applications
1 15 (2.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (1.68%) Spreadsheet
3 11 (1.54%) MS Visio
4 10 (1.40%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.28%) RMDS
2 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.14%) Maximo
2 1 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 102 (14.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 73 (10.24%) Amazon AWS
3 27 (3.79%) Office 365
4 17 (2.38%) IaaS
5 11 (1.54%) PaaS
5 11 (1.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 9 (1.26%) SaaS
7 7 (0.98%) AWS CloudFormation
7 7 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.70%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.42%) Akamai
9 3 (0.42%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (0.28%) GitHub
10 2 (0.28%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.28%) Trello
11 1 (0.14%) CloudSense
11 1 (0.14%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.14%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 549 (77.00%) Firewall
2 252 (35.34%) WAN
3 214 (30.01%) LAN
4 191 (26.79%) Cisco ASA
5 190 (26.65%) Network Security
6 164 (23.00%) VPN
7 130 (18.23%) Wireless
8 118 (16.55%) MPLS
9 110 (15.43%) Cisco Nexus
10 101 (14.17%) BGP
11 96 (13.46%) OSPF
12 93 (13.04%) DNS
13 78 (10.94%) TCP/IP
14 59 (8.27%) DHCP
14 59 (8.27%) EIGRP
15 58 (8.13%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 54 (7.57%) BIG-IP
17 52 (7.29%) IPsec
18 46 (6.45%) VLAN
19 44 (6.17%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (2.66%) SQL Server
2 4 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.14%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle OWB
3 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (0.70%) Jenkins
2 4 (0.56%) Git (software)
2 4 (0.56%) JIRA
3 3 (0.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (0.42%) Zephyr
4 2 (0.28%) Gerrit
5 1 (0.14%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.14%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.14%) TeamCity
General
1 162 (22.72%) Finance
2 43 (6.03%) Telecoms
3 37 (5.19%) Banking
4 13 (1.82%) Law
5 7 (0.98%) Back Office
6 6 (0.84%) Retail
7 5 (0.70%) Billing
8 4 (0.56%) Legal
9 3 (0.42%) Local Government
9 3 (0.42%) Marketing
9 3 (0.42%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.28%) Advertising
10 2 (0.28%) Games
10 2 (0.28%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.14%) Electronics
11 1 (0.14%) German Language
11 1 (0.14%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 335 (46.98%) Network Engineer
2 90 (12.62%) Security Engineer
3 71 (9.96%) Cisco Engineer
4 67 (9.40%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 67 (9.40%) Firewall Engineer
5 64 (8.98%) Network Security Engineer
6 53 (7.43%) Architect
7 50 (7.01%) Analyst
7 50 (7.01%) Consultant
8 41 (5.75%) Senior Network Engineer
9 35 (4.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 35 (4.91%) Security Analyst
10 31 (4.35%) Network Consultant
11 25 (3.51%) Cloud Engineer
12 24 (3.37%) Network Architect
13 21 (2.95%) Network Specialist
14 20 (2.81%) Implementation Engineer
14 20 (2.81%) Network Analyst
14 20 (2.81%) Network Implementation Engineer
15 17 (2.38%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (2.81%) 802.1X
2 9 (1.26%) .NET
3 6 (0.84%) Middleware
4 4 (0.56%) WAP
4 4 (0.56%) Web Services
5 3 (0.42%) Elastic Stack
5 3 (0.42%) J2EE
5 3 (0.42%) Java EE
5 3 (0.42%) SOAP
5 3 (0.42%) XML
5 3 (0.42%) XSLT
6 2 (0.28%) JSON
6 2 (0.28%) Rendezvous
7 1 (0.14%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.14%) Apache Flex
7 1 (0.14%) CSS
7 1 (0.14%) JFC
7 1 (0.14%) LAMP
7 1 (0.14%) OAuth
7 1 (0.14%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 150 (21.04%) Data Centre
2 37 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (4.63%) Computer Science
4 22 (3.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 15 (2.10%) Management Information System
5 15 (2.10%) Public Cloud
6 13 (1.82%) Private Cloud
6 13 (1.82%) Video Conferencing
7 11 (1.54%) PKI
8 9 (1.26%) Replication
8 9 (1.26%) Virtual Team
9 6 (0.84%) Blackberry
9 6 (0.84%) Client/Server
9 6 (0.84%) Data Protection Act
9 6 (0.84%) Fintech
10 5 (0.70%) Cyberthreat
10 5 (0.70%) Greenfield Project
10 5 (0.70%) NHS
11 4 (0.56%) VxBlock/Vblock
12 3 (0.42%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 110 (15.43%) Windows
2 68 (9.54%) Windows Server
3 62 (8.70%) Linux
4 25 (3.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 24 (3.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (3.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (1.40%) Unix
8 9 (1.26%) Windows 10
8 9 (1.26%) Windows 7
9 7 (0.98%) HPUX
10 5 (0.70%) CentOS
11 3 (0.42%) AIX
11 3 (0.42%) Solaris
11 3 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.28%) Check Point GAiA
13 1 (0.14%) SUSE
13 1 (0.14%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (15.71%) ITIL
2 94 (13.18%) Network Design
3 71 (9.96%) Load Balancing
4 64 (8.98%) Information Security
5 53 (7.43%) Migration
6 47 (6.59%) Change Management
6 47 (6.59%) Service Management
6 47 (6.59%) SIEM
7 42 (5.89%) Cybersecurity
8 41 (5.75%) Network Management
9 36 (5.05%) Change Control
10 35 (4.91%) High Availability
11 25 (3.51%) ITSM
11 25 (3.51%) Network Architecture
12 24 (3.37%) Project Management
12 24 (3.37%) Service Delivery
13 23 (3.23%) Agile Software Development
13 23 (3.23%) DevOps
14 22 (3.09%) WAN Optimisation
15 21 (2.95%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (3.51%) SQL
2 19 (2.66%) Python
3 18 (2.52%) Perl
4 17 (2.38%) PowerShell
5 16 (2.24%) Bash Shell
6 9 (1.26%) C-shell
6 9 (1.26%) Java
6 9 (1.26%) Korn
7 6 (0.84%) C
8 4 (0.56%) VBScript
9 3 (0.42%) C++
9 3 (0.42%) PHP
10 2 (0.28%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.14%) C#
11 1 (0.14%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 260 (36.47%) Cisco Certification
2 195 (27.35%) CCNP
3 112 (15.71%) Security Cleared
4 100 (14.03%) CCIE
5 98 (13.74%) CCNA
6 90 (12.62%) SC Cleared
7 86 (12.06%) CCSE
8 66 (9.26%) CCSA
9 39 (5.47%) Degree
10 35 (4.91%) CCDP
11 34 (4.77%) CISSP
12 26 (3.65%) JNCIA
13 24 (3.37%) Computer Science Degree
14 23 (3.23%) CCIP
14 23 (3.23%) JNCIE
15 21 (2.95%) HP ASE
16 20 (2.81%) HP MASE
17 19 (2.66%) MCSE
17 19 (2.66%) Microsoft Certification
18 18 (2.52%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (4.07%) SLA
2 28 (3.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (2.52%) PCI DSS
4 13 (1.82%) QA
5 12 (1.68%) PMO
6 11 (1.54%) GDPR
7 10 (1.40%) NIST 800
8 6 (0.84%) Disclosure Scotland
9 5 (0.70%) COBIT
10 4 (0.56%) ISO 9001
10 4 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 3 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials
11 3 (0.42%) Data Quality
11 3 (0.42%) GPG13
12 2 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 1 (0.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 1 (0.14%) RMADS
System Software
1 73 (10.24%) Active Directory
2 57 (7.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (5.05%) ProxySG
4 31 (4.35%) vSphere
5 21 (2.95%) Hyper-V
6 17 (2.38%) Virtual Machines
6 17 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
7 14 (1.96%) Virtual Servers
7 14 (1.96%) VMware NSX
8 13 (1.82%) XenApp
9 9 (1.26%) NFS
10 7 (0.98%) Openswan
10 7 (0.98%) pfSense
11 6 (0.84%) XenDesktop
12 4 (0.56%) BitLocker
12 4 (0.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 4 (0.56%) Squid
12 4 (0.56%) XenServer
13 3 (0.42%) ISA Server
13 3 (0.42%) UAG
Systems Management
1 71 (9.96%) FortiGate
2 24 (3.37%) McAfee ePO
3 18 (2.52%) Cisco Prime
4 17 (2.38%) SCOM
5 16 (2.24%) SCCM
6 15 (2.10%) Cacti
7 14 (1.96%) Ansible
8 12 (1.68%) Nagios
9 11 (1.54%) Puppet
10 10 (1.40%) Norton AntiVirus
11 9 (1.26%) Opscode Chef
12 8 (1.12%) vCenter Server
13 7 (0.98%) vRealize
14 6 (0.84%) Forum Sentry
14 6 (0.84%) PowerCLI
14 6 (0.84%) Stealthwatch
15 5 (0.70%) AirWatch
15 5 (0.70%) CA Spectrum
15 5 (0.70%) Cisco CUCM
15 5 (0.70%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 521 (73.07%) Cisco
2 218 (30.58%) F5
3 200 (28.05%) Juniper
4 146 (20.48%) Palo Alto
5 115 (16.13%) Blue Coat
6 108 (15.15%) Fortinet
7 102 (14.31%) VMware
8 95 (13.32%) Microsoft
9 94 (13.18%) HP
10 91 (12.76%) Citrix
11 85 (11.92%) SolarWinds
12 70 (9.82%) McAfee
13 64 (8.98%) Riverbed
14 40 (5.61%) Aruba
15 33 (4.63%) NetApp
15 33 (4.63%) Nokia
16 29 (4.07%) Red Hat
17 26 (3.65%) Oracle
18 19 (2.66%) EMC
19 17 (2.38%) Avaya