Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 329 349 214
Rank change year-on-year +20 -135 +30
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 806 697 1,346
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.78% 0.71% 1.27%
As % of the Vendors category 1.86% 1.64% 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 503 445 874
UK median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +3.23%
10th Percentile £306 £306 £284
90th Percentile £538 £538 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £410 £375
% change year-on-year +1.22% +9.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 22 37
UK median hourly rate £19.39 £35.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.39% -11.25% +45.45%
10th Percentile £13.32 £21.55 £20.73
90th Percentile £40.20 £65.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.39 £35.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -45.39% -11.25% +45.45%

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 43,295 42,402 47,721
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.00% 43.08% 45.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,760 26,143 29,221
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +3.61% +3.75%
10th Percentile £250 £241 £240
90th Percentile £625 £619 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,666 1,375 1,710
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.87 £45.00 £44.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.84 £17.00
% change year-on-year -1.99% -0.97% -

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 15 October 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 15 October 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 15 October 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 +4 704 £425 - 172
UK excluding London +17 528 £415 +1.22% 139
London +8 259 £450 +1.12% 42
South East -4 154 £425 - 28
North of England +5 119 £405 +3.72% 39
Midlands 0 87 £425 +1.49% 36
West Midlands +13 65 £425 +1.49% 27
Yorkshire +5 56 £413 +6.45% 8
East of England +19 54 £400 +6.67% 16
Scotland -28 51 £450 +5.88% 6
North West -24 41 £425 +6.25% 27
South West -22 33 £384 +2.33% 11
North East +10 23 £310 -8.49% 4
East Midlands -5 21 £375 -14.29% 9
Wales +6 20 £365 +62.22% 3
Northern Ireland - 13 £500 -

For the 6 months to 15 October 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.

1 618 (76.67%) Firewall
2 588 (72.95%) Cisco
3 299 (37.10%) Cisco Certification
4 257 (31.89%) CCNP
5 236 (29.28%) Network Security
6 234 (29.03%) WAN
7 227 (28.16%) F5
8 225 (27.92%) Juniper
9 201 (24.94%) Cisco ASA
10 200 (24.81%) LAN
11 197 (24.44%) VPN
12 171 (21.22%) Palo Alto
13 161 (19.98%) Wireless
14 155 (19.23%) OSPF
15 154 (19.11%) ITIL
16 151 (18.73%) Cisco Nexus
17 149 (18.49%) BGP
18 140 (17.37%) Finance
19 139 (17.25%) Data Centre
20 135 (16.75%) Blue Coat
21 127 (15.76%) CCNA
22 125 (15.51%) VMware
23 116 (14.39%) Security Cleared
24 109 (13.52%) TCP/IP
25 108 (13.40%) Microsoft
25 108 (13.40%) Windows
26 105 (13.03%) SC Cleared
26 105 (13.03%) Microsoft Azure
27 96 (11.91%) MPLS
28 92 (11.41%) McAfee

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 20 (2.48%) Apache
2 17 (2.11%) OpenStack
3 15 (1.86%) Skype for Business
4 13 (1.61%) MS Exchange
5 12 (1.49%) nginx
6 10 (1.24%) SharePoint
7 9 (1.12%) WebLogic
8 6 (0.74%) CMS
8 6 (0.74%) Confluence
8 6 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (0.62%) IIS
9 5 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 5 (0.62%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.50%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.12%) JBoss
Applications
1 39 (4.84%) MS Visio
2 29 (3.60%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (1.99%) Microsoft Excel
4 12 (1.49%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.12%) Markit EDM
1 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (0.12%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 105 (13.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 75 (9.31%) Amazon AWS
3 29 (3.60%) Office 365
4 10 (1.24%) Azure Active Directory
5 9 (1.12%) IaaS
6 8 (0.99%) PaaS
7 5 (0.62%) SaaS
7 5 (0.62%) Serverless
8 4 (0.50%) Azure Functions
8 4 (0.50%) GitHub
9 2 (0.25%) Akamai
9 2 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.25%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.12%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.12%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 618 (76.67%) Firewall
2 236 (29.28%) Network Security
3 234 (29.03%) WAN
4 201 (24.94%) Cisco ASA
5 200 (24.81%) LAN
6 197 (24.44%) VPN
7 161 (19.98%) Wireless
8 155 (19.23%) OSPF
9 151 (18.73%) Cisco Nexus
10 149 (18.49%) BGP
11 109 (13.52%) TCP/IP
12 96 (11.91%) MPLS
13 83 (10.30%) DNS
14 81 (10.05%) Internet
15 68 (8.44%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 65 (8.06%) VLAN
17 64 (7.94%) SSL
18 63 (7.82%) Cisco IOS
19 61 (7.57%) IPsec
20 53 (6.58%) Cisco Firepower
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (1.49%) Hadoop
1 12 (1.49%) MongoDB
1 12 (1.49%) MySQL
1 12 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (1.12%) SQL Server
3 6 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (0.62%) Azure SQL Database
4 5 (0.62%) Oracle OWB
4 5 (0.62%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.25%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.25%) Power BI
6 1 (0.12%) Big Data
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (0.12%) Redis
6 1 (0.12%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.12%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.12%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 20 (2.48%) Jenkins
2 15 (1.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 12 (1.49%) Vagrant
4 3 (0.37%) JIRA
4 3 (0.37%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.12%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.12%) TestPartner
General
1 140 (17.37%) Finance
2 61 (7.57%) Telecoms
3 45 (5.58%) Banking
4 20 (2.48%) Law
5 19 (2.36%) Retail
6 6 (0.74%) Investment Banking
6 6 (0.74%) Manufacturing
7 5 (0.62%) Legal
8 4 (0.50%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.37%) Electronics
10 2 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.25%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.12%) Back Office
11 1 (0.12%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.12%) French Language
11 1 (0.12%) Front Office
11 1 (0.12%) Marketing
11 1 (0.12%) Military
Job Titles
1 363 (45.04%) Network Engineer
2 134 (16.63%) Security Engineer
3 86 (10.67%) Network Security Engineer
4 72 (8.93%) Architect
5 71 (8.81%) Firewall Engineer
6 63 (7.82%) Cisco Engineer
7 60 (7.44%) Analyst
7 60 (7.44%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 56 (6.95%) Senior Network Engineer
9 41 (5.09%) Consultant
10 34 (4.22%) Network Architect
10 34 (4.22%) Security Analyst
11 33 (4.09%) Network Analyst
12 30 (3.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 27 (3.35%) Support Engineer
14 25 (3.10%) Network Security Analyst
14 25 (3.10%) Network Support
15 24 (2.98%) Network Specialist
16 23 (2.85%) Infrastructure Architect
16 23 (2.85%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (4.09%) 802.1X
2 14 (1.74%) XML
3 12 (1.49%) LAMP
3 12 (1.49%) LAPP Stack
3 12 (1.49%) LEMP Stack
4 10 (1.24%) Middleware
5 7 (0.87%) XMPP
6 5 (0.62%) SAML
7 4 (0.50%) LDAP
7 4 (0.50%) Spring
8 3 (0.37%) Web Services
9 2 (0.25%) COM
9 2 (0.25%) Oracle Fusion
9 2 (0.25%) WAP
10 1 (0.12%) .NET
10 1 (0.12%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 139 (17.25%) Data Centre
2 35 (4.34%) Management Information System
3 33 (4.09%) Analytical Skills
4 32 (3.97%) Self-Motivation
5 22 (2.73%) PKI
6 10 (1.24%) Blackberry
6 10 (1.24%) Video Conferencing
7 9 (1.12%) Fat Client
7 9 (1.12%) Thin Client
7 9 (1.12%) Virtual Team
8 8 (0.99%) Computer Science
8 8 (0.99%) Driving Licence
8 8 (0.99%) Mainframe
9 6 (0.74%) BBC
9 6 (0.74%) Greenfield Project
9 6 (0.74%) Private Cloud
10 5 (0.62%) DataPower
10 5 (0.62%) NHS
10 5 (0.62%) Security Operations Centre
11 4 (0.50%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 108 (13.40%) Windows
2 86 (10.67%) Linux
3 42 (5.21%) Unix
4 37 (4.59%) Windows Server
5 20 (2.48%) Windows 10
6 16 (1.99%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (1.86%) Check Point GAiA
8 12 (1.49%) CentOS
8 12 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (1.12%) Windows 7
11 7 (0.87%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (0.62%) Solaris
13 2 (0.25%) Android
13 2 (0.25%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.25%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.12%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.12%) HPUX
14 1 (0.12%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.12%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (19.11%) ITIL
2 72 (8.93%) Migration
3 71 (8.81%) Load Balancing
4 60 (7.44%) Network Design
5 52 (6.45%) Problem-Solving
6 45 (5.58%) Change Management
6 45 (5.58%) Information Security
7 43 (5.33%) Network Management
8 38 (4.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 36 (4.47%) Agile Software Development
9 36 (4.47%) Change Control
10 34 (4.22%) High Availability
11 33 (4.09%) Project Management
11 33 (4.09%) SIEM
12 31 (3.85%) Network Load Balancing
12 31 (3.85%) Network Monitoring
12 31 (3.85%) Service Delivery
13 29 (3.60%) Performance Tuning
14 28 (3.47%) DevOps
14 28 (3.47%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 27 (3.35%) Python
2 23 (2.85%) SQL
3 22 (2.73%) Bash Shell
4 17 (2.11%) PowerShell
5 14 (1.74%) JavaScript
6 12 (1.49%) Perl
6 12 (1.49%) Ruby
7 8 (0.99%) Java
8 7 (0.87%) C
9 6 (0.74%) Tcl
10 1 (0.12%) C++
10 1 (0.12%) VB
Qualifications
1 299 (37.10%) Cisco Certification
2 257 (31.89%) CCNP
3 127 (15.76%) CCNA
4 116 (14.39%) Security Cleared
5 105 (13.03%) SC Cleared
6 78 (9.68%) CCSE
7 70 (8.68%) CCIE
8 62 (7.69%) CCSA
9 47 (5.83%) Check Point Certification
10 42 (5.21%) CISSP
11 30 (3.72%) Degree
12 29 (3.60%) CCDP
13 11 (1.36%) Microsoft Certification
14 10 (1.24%) ITIL Certification
15 9 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
15 9 (1.12%) DBS Check
15 9 (1.12%) DV Cleared
15 9 (1.12%) MCSE
16 8 (0.99%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 7 (0.87%) CCIE Security
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (2.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (2.23%) SLA
3 13 (1.61%) PCI DSS
3 13 (1.61%) QA
4 9 (1.12%) PMO
5 7 (0.87%) COBIT
5 7 (0.87%) GDPR
6 6 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
6 6 (0.74%) JSP 440
7 4 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 3 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.25%) COSO
9 2 (0.25%) NIST 800
10 1 (0.12%) ISO 22301
10 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.12%) RMADS
System Software
1 68 (8.44%) Active Directory
2 52 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (5.33%) ProxySG
4 19 (2.36%) VMware ESXi
5 17 (2.11%) VMware NSX
6 16 (1.99%) Docker
7 15 (1.86%) BitLocker
8 14 (1.74%) Hyper-V
8 14 (1.74%) vSphere
9 11 (1.36%) Virtual Machines
10 6 (0.74%) XenDesktop
11 5 (0.62%) XenApp
12 4 (0.50%) NFS
12 4 (0.50%) Snort
12 4 (0.50%) Terminal Server
13 3 (0.37%) Firmware
13 3 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
14 2 (0.25%) Squid
14 2 (0.25%) Terminal Services
14 2 (0.25%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 73 (9.06%) FortiGate
2 23 (2.85%) SCCM
3 20 (2.48%) Ansible
4 17 (2.11%) Nagios
4 17 (2.11%) Opscode Chef
4 17 (2.11%) Puppet
5 16 (1.99%) Kubernetes
5 16 (1.99%) Terraform
6 15 (1.86%) McAfee ePO
7 12 (1.49%) QRadar
7 12 (1.49%) Salt
7 12 (1.49%) ZABBIX
8 11 (1.36%) WSUS
9 10 (1.24%) Cisco CUCM
10 9 (1.12%) Cisco Prime
11 8 (0.99%) Stealthwatch
12 7 (0.87%) Cisco UCCX
12 7 (0.87%) SCOM
13 6 (0.74%) Norton AntiVirus
14 5 (0.62%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 588 (72.95%) Cisco
2 227 (28.16%) F5
3 225 (27.92%) Juniper
4 171 (21.22%) Palo Alto
5 135 (16.75%) Blue Coat
6 125 (15.51%) VMware
7 108 (13.40%) Microsoft
8 92 (11.41%) McAfee
9 81 (10.05%) Fortinet
10 75 (9.31%) HP
11 55 (6.82%) Aruba
12 49 (6.08%) Citrix
12 49 (6.08%) SolarWinds
13 42 (5.21%) Meraki
14 36 (4.47%) NetApp
14 36 (4.47%) Oracle
15 34 (4.22%) Forcepoint
16 31 (3.85%) IBM
17 30 (3.72%) Red Hat
18 28 (3.47%) Symantec