Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 360 337 223
Rank change year-on-year -23 -114 -2
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 727 708 1,329
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.71% 0.74% 1.22%
As % of the Vendors category 1.68% 1.69% 2.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 485 456 859
UK median daily rate £415 £416 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.30% +4.06% +6.67%
10th Percentile £275 £313 £275
90th Percentile £550 £538 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 26 41
UK median hourly rate £19.39 £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.31% -6.25% +28.00%
10th Percentile £13.79 £21.75 £16.99
90th Percentile £40.15 £66.13 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.39 £36.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year -46.52% -9.38% +23.08%

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 43,366 41,883 48,957
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.08% 43.75% 45.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,957 25,599 30,055
UK median daily rate £450 £429 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.90% +4.00% +3.13%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £610 £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 1,576 1,385 1,646
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -2.86% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.00 £47.50 £44.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.38
% change year-on-year - -5.04% +0.90%

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 August 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 17 August 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 17 August 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 -35 629 £425 +1.49% 152
UK excluding London -26 450 £413 +3.13% 103
London -20 257 £425 -5.56% 56
South East -33 135 £438 +2.94% 22
North of England -18 99 £400 +0.63% 20
Midlands +14 73 £475 +13.43% 16
West Midlands -1 54 £500 +19.05% 14
Yorkshire -2 51 £413 +3.77% 7
Scotland -54 40 £320 -14.67% 6
East of England -6 34 £400 +6.67% 31
South West -21 32 £331 -11.67% 7
North West -25 30 £410 +2.82% 12
Wales +11 26 £349 +55.00% 1
North East -8 19 £325 -7.80% 1
East Midlands -3 18 £345 -8.00% 2
Northern Ireland - 12 £500 -

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 (72.63%) Firewall
2 526 (72.35%) Cisco
3 228 (31.36%) Cisco Certification
4 222 (30.54%) WAN
5 218 (29.99%) Network Security
6 211 (29.02%) VPN
7 197 (27.10%) LAN
8 194 (26.69%) Juniper
9 184 (25.31%) CCNP
10 177 (24.35%) Cisco ASA
11 166 (22.83%) F5
12 158 (21.73%) ITIL
13 154 (21.18%) Palo Alto
14 146 (20.08%) Data Centre
15 140 (19.26%) Wireless
16 130 (17.88%) OSPF
17 127 (17.47%) BGP
18 122 (16.78%) Finance
18 122 (16.78%) Microsoft
19 121 (16.64%) Windows
20 116 (15.96%) VMware
21 108 (14.86%) Blue Coat
21 108 (14.86%) Microsoft Azure
22 106 (14.58%) TCP/IP
23 103 (14.17%) CCNA
24 102 (14.03%) Security Cleared
25 99 (13.62%) DNS
26 97 (13.34%) Cisco Nexus
27 93 (12.79%) SC Cleared
28 90 (12.38%) Linux

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 (2.06%) IIS
1 15 (2.06%) MS Exchange
2 12 (1.65%) Skype for Business
3 11 (1.51%) Confluence
3 11 (1.51%) SharePoint
4 9 (1.24%) Apache
5 8 (1.10%) WebLogic
6 7 (0.96%) Tomcat
7 6 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (0.69%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.28%) JBoss
9 2 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.14%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 40 (5.50%) Microsoft Office
2 38 (5.23%) MS Visio
3 21 (2.89%) Microsoft Excel
4 13 (1.79%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (0.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (0.69%) RMDS
2 1 (0.14%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 108 (14.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 69 (9.49%) Amazon AWS
3 39 (5.36%) Office 365
4 11 (1.51%) GitHub
5 9 (1.24%) IaaS
6 8 (1.10%) Azure Active Directory
6 8 (1.10%) PaaS
7 3 (0.41%) Akamai
7 3 (0.41%) SaaS
8 2 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.28%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.28%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.28%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.28%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.28%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 528 (72.63%) Firewall
2 222 (30.54%) WAN
3 218 (29.99%) Network Security
4 211 (29.02%) VPN
5 197 (27.10%) LAN
6 177 (24.35%) Cisco ASA
7 140 (19.26%) Wireless
8 130 (17.88%) OSPF
9 127 (17.47%) BGP
10 106 (14.58%) TCP/IP
11 99 (13.62%) DNS
12 97 (13.34%) Cisco Nexus
13 76 (10.45%) Internet
14 69 (9.49%) DHCP
14 69 (9.49%) MPLS
15 60 (8.25%) Cisco IOS
16 56 (7.70%) IPsec
16 56 (7.70%) SSL
17 49 (6.74%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 47 (6.46%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (1.65%) SQL Server
2 4 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (0.41%) Oracle OWB
3 3 (0.41%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.28%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.28%) Oracle Exadata
4 2 (0.28%) Power BI
4 2 (0.28%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.28%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.14%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.14%) Big Data
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.14%) Redis
5 1 (0.14%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 14 (1.93%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 11 (1.51%) Jenkins
3 5 (0.69%) JIRA
4 4 (0.55%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.28%) GitLab
6 1 (0.14%) Metasploit
General
1 122 (16.78%) Finance
2 42 (5.78%) Telecoms
3 32 (4.40%) Banking
4 15 (2.06%) Retail
5 13 (1.79%) Law
6 7 (0.96%) Financial Institution
7 5 (0.69%) Investment Banking
7 5 (0.69%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.55%) French Language
8 4 (0.55%) Legal
9 2 (0.28%) Electronics
9 2 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.28%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.14%) Back Office
10 1 (0.14%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.14%) Front Office
10 1 (0.14%) Military
Job Titles
1 315 (43.33%) Network Engineer
2 107 (14.72%) Security Engineer
3 75 (10.32%) Network Security Engineer
4 65 (8.94%) Analyst
5 61 (8.39%) Architect
6 60 (8.25%) Firewall Engineer
7 58 (7.98%) Cisco Engineer
8 54 (7.43%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 38 (5.23%) Consultant
9 38 (5.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 32 (4.40%) Security Analyst
11 31 (4.26%) Network Analyst
12 29 (3.99%) Network Architect
13 27 (3.71%) Senior Network Engineer
14 24 (3.30%) Implementation Engineer
14 24 (3.30%) Network Consultant
14 24 (3.30%) Network Specialist
15 23 (3.16%) Network Implementation Engineer
16 21 (2.89%) Cloud Engineer
16 21 (2.89%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (4.26%) 802.1X
2 11 (1.51%) XML
3 9 (1.24%) WAP
4 8 (1.10%) Middleware
5 7 (0.96%) Web Services
6 4 (0.55%) LDAP
7 3 (0.41%) Oracle Fusion
7 3 (0.41%) REST
8 2 (0.28%) COM
9 1 (0.14%) HTML
9 1 (0.14%) JSON
9 1 (0.14%) OAuth
9 1 (0.14%) OAuth2
9 1 (0.14%) SAML
9 1 (0.14%) Spring
9 1 (0.14%) XMPP
9 1 (0.14%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 146 (20.08%) Data Centre
2 35 (4.81%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (4.54%) Management Information System
4 19 (2.61%) Self-Motivation
5 12 (1.65%) Computer Science
6 11 (1.51%) PKI
6 11 (1.51%) Virtual Team
7 9 (1.24%) Fat Client
7 9 (1.24%) Private Cloud
7 9 (1.24%) Thin Client
8 7 (0.96%) Blackberry
8 7 (0.96%) Video Conferencing
9 6 (0.83%) DataPower
9 6 (0.83%) NHS
10 5 (0.69%) Algorithms
10 5 (0.69%) Driving Licence
10 5 (0.69%) Eurex
11 4 (0.55%) Replication
11 4 (0.55%) SCADA
11 4 (0.55%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 121 (16.64%) Windows
2 90 (12.38%) Linux
3 44 (6.05%) Windows Server
4 40 (5.50%) Unix
5 27 (3.71%) Windows 10
6 21 (2.89%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (2.48%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (2.34%) Windows 7
9 14 (1.93%) Check Point GAiA
10 9 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (0.55%) Apple iOS
12 4 (0.55%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.28%) AIX
13 2 (0.28%) Android
13 2 (0.28%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.28%) Solaris
13 2 (0.28%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.14%) HPUX
14 1 (0.14%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (21.73%) ITIL
2 63 (8.67%) Migration
3 61 (8.39%) Network Design
4 54 (7.43%) Change Management
4 54 (7.43%) Problem-Solving
5 50 (6.88%) Load Balancing
6 47 (6.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 41 (5.64%) Change Control
8 39 (5.36%) Information Security
9 37 (5.09%) Agile Software Development
10 34 (4.68%) Network Monitoring
10 34 (4.68%) Service Delivery
11 32 (4.40%) Network Management
12 31 (4.26%) SIEM
12 31 (4.26%) WAN Optimisation
13 27 (3.71%) Project Management
14 26 (3.58%) Cybersecurity
14 26 (3.58%) Stakeholder Management
15 25 (3.44%) Service Management
16 24 (3.30%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (3.58%) PowerShell
2 25 (3.44%) Python
3 21 (2.89%) SQL
4 10 (1.38%) Bash Shell
5 8 (1.10%) Java
6 6 (0.83%) C
7 3 (0.41%) Tcl
8 1 (0.14%) C++
8 1 (0.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 228 (31.36%) Cisco Certification
2 184 (25.31%) CCNP
3 103 (14.17%) CCNA
4 102 (14.03%) Security Cleared
5 93 (12.79%) SC Cleared
6 64 (8.80%) CCSE
7 52 (7.15%) CCIE
8 50 (6.88%) CCSA
9 34 (4.68%) Check Point Certification
9 34 (4.68%) Degree
10 29 (3.99%) CISSP
11 16 (2.20%) ITIL Certification
12 15 (2.06%) Microsoft Certification
13 12 (1.65%) CCDP
14 9 (1.24%) DBS Check
15 8 (1.10%) BPSS Clearance
15 8 (1.10%) MCSE
16 7 (0.96%) A+ Certification
16 7 (0.96%) CCSP
17 6 (0.83%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (3.44%) SLA
2 22 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (2.61%) PCI DSS
4 14 (1.93%) QA
5 12 (1.65%) GDPR
6 9 (1.24%) PMO
7 6 (0.83%) JSP 440
8 5 (0.69%) COBIT
9 4 (0.55%) Cyber Essentials
10 3 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
10 3 (0.41%) RMADS
11 2 (0.28%) ISO 22301
11 2 (0.28%) NIST 800
12 1 (0.14%) FIPS 140-2
12 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 79 (10.87%) Active Directory
2 61 (8.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (5.09%) ProxySG
4 22 (3.03%) BitLocker
5 21 (2.89%) VMware ESXi
6 20 (2.75%) vSphere
7 19 (2.61%) VMware NSX
8 15 (2.06%) Hyper-V
9 13 (1.79%) XenDesktop
10 10 (1.38%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (0.55%) NFS
12 3 (0.41%) IAG
12 3 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (0.41%) Terminal Services
12 3 (0.41%) XenApp
12 3 (0.41%) XenServer
13 2 (0.28%) Docker
13 2 (0.28%) Snort
13 2 (0.28%) vCloud
13 2 (0.28%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 66 (9.08%) FortiGate
2 31 (4.26%) SCCM
3 18 (2.48%) Ansible
4 15 (2.06%) McAfee ePO
5 12 (1.65%) SCOM
6 11 (1.51%) WSUS
7 7 (0.96%) Norton AntiVirus
7 7 (0.96%) SolarWinds Orion
7 7 (0.96%) vRealize
8 6 (0.83%) Nagios
8 6 (0.83%) Nessus
8 6 (0.83%) RSA enVision
9 5 (0.69%) Cisco CUCM
9 5 (0.69%) Proventia
9 5 (0.69%) QRadar
10 4 (0.55%) Cisco Prime
10 4 (0.55%) Microsoft Intune
10 4 (0.55%) Puppet
10 4 (0.55%) Stealthwatch
10 4 (0.55%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 526 (72.35%) Cisco
2 194 (26.69%) Juniper
3 166 (22.83%) F5
4 154 (21.18%) Palo Alto
5 122 (16.78%) Microsoft
6 116 (15.96%) VMware
7 108 (14.86%) Blue Coat
8 89 (12.24%) McAfee
9 79 (10.87%) HP
10 76 (10.45%) Fortinet
11 63 (8.67%) Aruba
11 63 (8.67%) Citrix
12 42 (5.78%) SolarWinds
13 41 (5.64%) Oracle
14 31 (4.26%) Forcepoint
15 30 (4.13%) NetApp
15 30 (4.13%) Nokia
16 28 (3.85%) Qualys
16 28 (3.85%) Symantec
17 27 (3.71%) Barracuda Networks