Period
to 3 August 2021

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 3 August 2021 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
3 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 408 331 312
Rank change year-on-year -77 -19 +60
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 413 250 807
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.57% 0.69% 0.88%
As % of the Vendors category 1.38% 1.59% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 167 579
10th Percentile £281 £231 £300
25th Percentile £363 £356 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £444 £415 £425
Median % change year-on-year +6.87% -2.35% +2.41%
75th Percentile £516 £486 £500
90th Percentile £583 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +1.82% +3.13% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 8
10th Percentile £21.10 £26.05 £24.91
25th Percentile £39.50 £30.00 £26.25
Median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £30.00
Median % change year-on-year +14.29% +16.67% +72.31%
75th Percentile £54.50 £40.00 £52.33
90th Percentile £55.50 " £66.81
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year +14.29% -3.45% +108.21%

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 29,945 15,686 38,678
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.36% 43.54% 42.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,271 10,015 24,374
10th Percentile £300 £255 £250
25th Percentile £400 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £454
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.63% +0.89%
75th Percentile £595 £575 £560
90th Percentile £688 £675 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 841 552 1,376
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.76 £11.00
25th Percentile £13.38 £14.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £18.50
Median % change year-on-year -5.00% +8.11% +5.71%
75th Percentile £42.00 £37.46 £38.56
90th Percentile £57.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57% +6.06%

CheckPoint
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing CheckPoint as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for CheckPoint in the UK

CheckPoint
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing CheckPoint.

Daily rate trend for CheckPoint in the UK

CheckPoint
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing CheckPoint over the 6 months to 3 August 2021.

Daily rate histogram for CheckPoint in the UK

CheckPoint
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing CheckPoint.

Hourly rate trend for CheckPoint in the UK

CheckPoint
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing CheckPoint over the 6 months to 3 August 2021.

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 3 August 2021. 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 -57 334 £425 +2.41% 61
UK excluding London -60 207 £420 +1.82% 45
London -72 130 £475 +1.88% 19
Work from Home -183 112 £487 +45.37% 5
South East -38 67 £375 - 12
Midlands -38 39 £475 +4.40% 12
West Midlands -37 36 £469 +3.02% 8
North of England -31 34 £400 -5.88% 12
South West +8 29 £425 +59.62% 3
Scotland -73 26 £420 -6.67%
Yorkshire -10 22 £378 -6.79% 7
East of England -19 11 £400 +2.56% 2
North West -37 11 £447 +11.63% 5
Wales -6 5 £450 +100.00% 4
East Midlands -16 5 £475 - 4
North East -8 1 £450 -

For the 6 months to 3 August 2021, 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.

1 271 (65.62%) Firewall
2 256 (61.99%) Cisco
3 133 (32.20%) WAN
4 123 (29.78%) F5
5 114 (27.60%) LAN
6 103 (24.94%) Azure
7 92 (22.28%) Cisco Certification
8 88 (21.31%) Data Centre
8 88 (21.31%) Social Skills
9 84 (20.34%) Palo Alto
10 80 (19.37%) Finance
10 80 (19.37%) Agile Software Development
11 78 (18.89%) Security Cleared
11 78 (18.89%) Cisco ASA
12 77 (18.64%) ITIL
13 76 (18.40%) Fortinet
14 72 (17.43%) Microsoft
15 69 (16.71%) VMware
16 68 (16.46%) Juniper
17 63 (15.25%) AWS
18 62 (15.01%) Network Security
18 62 (15.01%) SC Cleared
19 56 (13.56%) DNS
19 56 (13.56%) Wireless
20 55 (13.32%) CCNP
21 54 (13.08%) VPN
22 52 (12.59%) OSPF
22 52 (12.59%) Migration
23 51 (12.35%) BGP
23 51 (12.35%) Project Management

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 15 (3.63%) Confluence
2 14 (3.39%) SharePoint
3 9 (2.18%) Skype for Business
4 7 (1.69%) Apache Spark
5 4 (0.97%) OpenStack
6 3 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.24%) Apache
7 1 (0.24%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.24%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.24%) IIS
7 1 (0.24%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.24%) SAS
7 1 (0.24%) Tomcat
Applications
1 26 (6.30%) Microsoft Project
2 25 (6.05%) MS Visio
3 13 (3.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (3.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (2.91%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.24%) NetSuite
1 1 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (0.24%) Primavera
1 1 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.24%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 103 (24.94%) Azure
2 63 (15.25%) AWS
3 48 (11.62%) Microsoft 365
4 15 (3.63%) Azure Active Directory
5 9 (2.18%) GCP
6 6 (1.45%) AWS Lambda
6 6 (1.45%) Azure Data Factory
6 6 (1.45%) Azure Key Vault
6 6 (1.45%) Serverless
7 5 (1.21%) Azure Sentinel
7 5 (1.21%) OneDrive
7 5 (1.21%) SaaS
8 4 (0.97%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 3 (0.73%) Akamai
9 3 (0.73%) IaaS
9 3 (0.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.48%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (0.48%) AWS Direct Connect
10 2 (0.48%) Power Platform
11 1 (0.24%) Azure Cosmos DB
Communications & Networking
1 271 (65.62%) Firewall
2 133 (32.20%) WAN
3 114 (27.60%) LAN
4 78 (18.89%) Cisco ASA
5 62 (15.01%) Network Security
6 56 (13.56%) DNS
6 56 (13.56%) Wireless
7 54 (13.08%) VPN
8 52 (12.59%) OSPF
9 51 (12.35%) BGP
10 46 (11.14%) TCP/IP
11 40 (9.69%) Cisco Nexus
12 37 (8.96%) SD-WAN
13 35 (8.47%) Wi-Fi
14 32 (7.75%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 29 (7.02%) DHCP
15 29 (7.02%) MPLS
16 26 (6.30%) SSL
17 22 (5.33%) Cisco ISE
17 22 (5.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.45%) Data Lake
2 3 (0.73%) Big Data
2 3 (0.73%) NoSQL
2 3 (0.73%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.48%) Hadoop
3 2 (0.48%) RDBMS
3 2 (0.48%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.48%) Tableau
4 1 (0.24%) Apache Hive
4 1 (0.24%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.24%) Flink
4 1 (0.24%) HBase
4 1 (0.24%) Mahout
4 1 (0.24%) Metadata
4 1 (0.24%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.24%) Neo4j
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.24%) Power BI
4 1 (0.24%) SAP HANA
4 1 (0.24%) Spark SQL
Development Applications
1 12 (2.91%) JIRA
1 12 (2.91%) Sonatype Nexus
2 9 (2.18%) Jenkins
3 6 (1.45%) kappa
3 6 (1.45%) Visual Studio
4 5 (1.21%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.73%) GitLab
6 2 (0.48%) Hudson
6 2 (0.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.24%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 88 (21.31%) Social Skills
2 80 (19.37%) Finance
3 37 (8.96%) Telecoms
4 35 (8.47%) Public Sector
5 18 (4.36%) Influencing Skills
6 16 (3.87%) Documentation Skills
7 15 (3.63%) Banking
8 14 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
9 12 (2.91%) Front Office
9 12 (2.91%) Presentation Skills
10 4 (0.97%) Local Government
10 4 (0.97%) Police
11 3 (0.73%) Organisational Skills
12 2 (0.48%) Retail
13 1 (0.24%) Back Office
13 1 (0.24%) Billing
13 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.24%) Legal
13 1 (0.24%) Military
13 1 (0.24%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 152 (36.80%) Network Engineer
2 42 (10.17%) Architect
3 31 (7.51%) Cisco Engineer
4 28 (6.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 28 (6.78%) Security Engineer
5 26 (6.30%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 24 (5.81%) Project Manager
7 23 (5.57%) Senior Network Engineer
8 21 (5.08%) Network Security Engineer
9 20 (4.84%) Analyst
10 19 (4.60%) Network Architect
11 18 (4.36%) Test Manager
12 17 (4.12%) Firewall Engineer
13 16 (3.87%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
14 15 (3.63%) Azure Engineer
14 15 (3.63%) Data Centre Engineer
14 15 (3.63%) Delivery Manager
15 14 (3.39%) Server Engineer
16 12 (2.91%) Agile Delivery Manager
16 12 (2.91%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.18%) SAML
2 7 (1.69%) Kafka
2 7 (1.69%) Spark Streaming
3 6 (1.45%) ARM Templates
4 5 (1.21%) JSON
5 3 (0.73%) 802.1X
5 3 (0.73%) LDAP
5 3 (0.73%) YAML
6 2 (0.48%) PySpark
7 1 (0.24%) Apache Avro
7 1 (0.24%) Apache NiFi
7 1 (0.24%) CSS
7 1 (0.24%) EDI
7 1 (0.24%) ExaBGP
7 1 (0.24%) HTML
7 1 (0.24%) MLlib
7 1 (0.24%) OAuth2
7 1 (0.24%) Protocol Buffers
7 1 (0.24%) SailPoint
7 1 (0.24%) SparkR
Miscellaneous
1 88 (21.31%) Data Centre
2 19 (4.60%) Self-Motivation
3 13 (3.15%) Data Protection Act
4 12 (2.91%) Enterprise Software
5 11 (2.66%) Video Conferencing
6 10 (2.42%) Enterprise Storage
7 9 (2.18%) Tandem
8 6 (1.45%) Hybrid Cloud
9 5 (1.21%) CESG
9 5 (1.21%) Public Cloud
10 4 (0.97%) CCTV
10 4 (0.97%) Management Information System
10 4 (0.97%) PKI
11 3 (0.73%) Cloud Native
11 3 (0.73%) Greenfield Project
11 3 (0.73%) Private Cloud
12 2 (0.48%) Clustering
12 2 (0.48%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 2 (0.48%) Replication
12 2 (0.48%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 45 (10.90%) Windows
2 30 (7.26%) Linux
3 19 (4.60%) Unix
4 17 (4.12%) Windows Server
5 9 (2.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (1.69%) Windows 10
7 6 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.73%) Windows Server 2016
8 3 (0.73%) Windows Server 2019
9 2 (0.48%) CatOS
9 2 (0.48%) Check Point GAiA
9 2 (0.48%) HPUX
10 1 (0.24%) CentOS
10 1 (0.24%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.24%) VMS
10 1 (0.24%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (19.37%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (18.64%) ITIL
3 52 (12.59%) Migration
4 51 (12.35%) Project Management
5 45 (10.90%) Network Design
6 42 (10.17%) Stakeholder Management
7 38 (9.20%) DevOps
8 33 (7.99%) SDLC
9 32 (7.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 32 (7.75%) Load Balancing
10 31 (7.51%) Collaborative Working
10 31 (7.51%) Problem-Solving
11 29 (7.02%) Change Management
12 28 (6.78%) Project Delivery
12 28 (6.78%) Risk Management
13 26 (6.30%) Mentoring
14 24 (5.81%) Cybersecurity
15 23 (5.57%) Change Control
16 22 (5.33%) Capacity Planning
16 22 (5.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 22 (5.33%) Python
2 18 (4.36%) PowerShell
3 16 (3.87%) SQL
4 4 (0.97%) VBScript
5 3 (0.73%) Java
5 3 (0.73%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.48%) Tcl
7 1 (0.24%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.24%) PHP
7 1 (0.24%) Scala
Qualifications
1 92 (22.28%) Cisco Certification
2 78 (18.89%) Security Cleared
3 62 (15.01%) SC Cleared
4 55 (13.32%) CCNP
5 48 (11.62%) CCNA
6 28 (6.78%) CCIE
7 21 (5.08%) CCSE
8 18 (4.36%) Degree
9 17 (4.12%) CCSA
9 17 (4.12%) ISTQB
10 15 (3.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 11 (2.66%) CISSP
12 10 (2.42%) DV Cleared
12 10 (2.42%) Microsoft Certification
13 9 (2.18%) Computer Science Degree
14 8 (1.94%) CCDP
15 7 (1.69%) JNCIA
16 6 (1.45%) MCSE
17 5 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
17 5 (1.21%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (5.81%) QA
2 19 (4.60%) SLA
3 15 (3.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (2.42%) PMO
5 3 (0.73%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.48%) GDPR
7 1 (0.24%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.24%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.24%) NIST
7 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 48 (11.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 47 (11.38%) Active Directory
3 20 (4.84%) VMware NSX
4 17 (4.12%) Virtual Machines
5 14 (3.39%) ProxySG
6 11 (2.66%) vSphere
7 8 (1.94%) vCloud
7 8 (1.94%) XenApp
8 6 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (1.21%) Docker
9 5 (1.21%) NFS
10 3 (0.73%) Hyper-V
11 2 (0.48%) KVM
11 2 (0.48%) pfSense
11 2 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 1 (0.24%) Ceph
12 1 (0.24%) HDFS
12 1 (0.24%) QEMU
12 1 (0.24%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 38 (9.20%) Ansible
2 26 (6.30%) FortiGate
3 23 (5.57%) Terraform
4 19 (4.60%) Kubernetes
5 12 (2.91%) Cisco CUCM
6 9 (2.18%) vCenter Server
7 8 (1.94%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 7 (1.69%) Puppet
9 6 (1.45%) Cisco Prime
9 6 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (1.21%) WSUS
11 4 (0.97%) MobiControl
11 4 (0.97%) Nessus
11 4 (0.97%) SCCM
11 4 (0.97%) WhatsUp Gold
12 3 (0.73%) Cisco UCCX
12 3 (0.73%) Single Sign-On
13 2 (0.48%) Nagios
13 2 (0.48%) SolarWinds Orion
13 2 (0.48%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 256 (61.99%) Cisco
2 123 (29.78%) F5
3 84 (20.34%) Palo Alto
4 76 (18.40%) Fortinet
5 72 (17.43%) Microsoft
6 69 (16.71%) VMware
7 68 (16.46%) Juniper
8 31 (7.51%) Citrix
8 31 (7.51%) HP
9 30 (7.26%) Aruba
10 29 (7.02%) Meraki
11 26 (6.30%) McAfee
12 23 (5.57%) Blue Coat
13 22 (5.33%) Infoblox
14 18 (4.36%) SolarWinds
15 17 (4.12%) Riverbed
15 17 (4.12%) Zscaler
16 15 (3.63%) ServiceNow
17 12 (2.91%) Arista
18 11 (2.66%) Qualys