The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of CheckPoint products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CheckPoint over the 3 months to 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not 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.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CheckPoint
Rank 47 45 59
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +14
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 12 19 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.61% 2.48% 0.45%
As % of the Vendors category 3.53% 4.87% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 2
Average daily rate
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£315 £280 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -13.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £250 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £372 £350 £341
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £340
% change year-on-year
+10.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £38.75 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-30.32% +134.84%
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West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Vendors Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
340 390 329
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 45.64% 50.91% 49.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 206 184
Average daily rate £350 £323 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.52% +0.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £171 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 23 11
Average hourly rate £15.00 £19.25 £11.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.07% +72.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £26.50 £29.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.00 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -6.73%

CheckPoint
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CheckPoint across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

CheckPoint Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

CheckPoint
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing CheckPoint across the Birmingham region.

CheckPoint Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

CheckPoint
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CheckPoint across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

CheckPoint Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

CheckPoint
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing CheckPoint across the Birmingham region.

CheckPoint Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing CheckPoint also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited CheckPoint.

1 58 (92.06%) Cisco
2 43 (68.25%) Firewall
3 38 (60.32%) Cisco Certification
4 34 (53.97%) Juniper
5 32 (50.79%) OSPF
6 31 (49.21%) Network Security
7 30 (47.62%) F5
8 29 (46.03%) BGP
9 27 (42.86%) CCNP
10 21 (33.33%) Security Cleared
11 20 (31.75%) Clustering
12 18 (28.57%) MPLS
13 17 (26.98%) CCNA
14 12 (19.05%) Load Balancing
14 12 (19.05%) Data Centre
14 12 (19.05%) VPN
14 12 (19.05%) LAN
15 11 (17.46%) WAN
15 11 (17.46%) SC Cleared
15 11 (17.46%) Cisco ASA
15 11 (17.46%) Riverbed
15 11 (17.46%) CCSA
16 9 (14.29%) Banking
17 8 (12.70%) Blue Coat
17 8 (12.70%) Linux
17 8 (12.70%) UNIX
17 8 (12.70%) Check Point Certification
18 7 (11.11%) Solaris
18 7 (11.11%) Project Management
19 6 (9.52%) TCP/IP

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing CheckPoint also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited CheckPoint. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.59%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (7.94%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.59%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 43 (68.25%) Firewall
2 32 (50.79%) OSPF
3 31 (49.21%) Network Security
4 29 (46.03%) BGP
5 18 (28.57%) MPLS
6 12 (19.05%) LAN
6 12 (19.05%) VPN
7 11 (17.46%) WAN
7 11 (17.46%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (9.52%) Junos
8 6 (9.52%) TCP/IP
9 5 (7.94%) DNS
9 5 (7.94%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (7.94%) Multicast
10 4 (6.35%) Structured Cabling
10 4 (6.35%) Cisco PIX
11 3 (4.76%) HSRP
11 3 (4.76%) Internet
11 3 (4.76%) Extranet
11 3 (4.76%) VRRP
General
1 9 (14.29%) Banking
2 5 (7.94%) Investment Banking
2 5 (7.94%) Marketing
3 4 (6.35%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.17%) Finance
5 1 (1.59%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.59%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 30 (47.62%) Network Engineer
2 20 (31.75%) Security Engineer
3 19 (30.16%) Network Security Engineer
4 14 (22.22%) Firewall Engineer
5 10 (15.87%) Network Design Engineer
5 10 (15.87%) Design Engineer
6 7 (11.11%) Consultant
6 7 (11.11%) Project Manager
7 5 (7.94%) Technical Project Manager
7 5 (7.94%) Technical Manager
8 4 (6.35%) Technical Consultant
9 2 (3.17%) Architect
9 2 (3.17%) AWS Consultant
9 2 (3.17%) Network Architect
10 1 (1.59%) Security Administrator
10 1 (1.59%) Network Project Manager
10 1 (1.59%) Deployment Project Manager
10 1 (1.59%) Designer
10 1 (1.59%) Enterprise Technical Architect
10 1 (1.59%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.76%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 20 (31.75%) Clustering
2 12 (19.05%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.76%) SecurID
4 1 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.59%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 8 (12.70%) UNIX
1 8 (12.70%) Linux
2 7 (11.11%) Solaris
3 5 (7.94%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (19.05%) Load Balancing
2 7 (11.11%) Project Management
3 5 (7.94%) Service Delivery
3 5 (7.94%) ITIL
3 5 (7.94%) PRINCE2
3 5 (7.94%) PRINCE
3 5 (7.94%) Change Control
4 4 (6.35%) ITIL V3
4 4 (6.35%) Migration
4 4 (6.35%) Risk Assessment
5 3 (4.76%) E-Commerce
5 3 (4.76%) Low Latency
5 3 (4.76%) Ultra-Low Latency
6 2 (3.17%) Incident Management
6 2 (3.17%) Network Management
6 2 (3.17%) Network Design
7 1 (1.59%) Logistics
7 1 (1.59%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (1.59%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (1.59%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.76%) Perl
1 3 (4.76%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 38 (60.32%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (42.86%) CCNP
3 21 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 17 (26.98%) CCNA
5 11 (17.46%) SC Cleared
5 11 (17.46%) CCSA
6 8 (12.70%) Check Point Certification
7 6 (9.52%) CCIE
8 5 (7.94%) CCSE
9 4 (6.35%) PMP
9 4 (6.35%) PMI Certification
10 1 (1.59%) CCDA
10 1 (1.59%) CCDP
10 1 (1.59%) CCSP
10 1 (1.59%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.59%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.59%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.59%) Firmware
1 1 (1.59%) VMware ESX
1 1 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.59%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (4.76%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (1.59%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.59%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.59%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 58 (92.06%) Cisco
2 34 (53.97%) Juniper
3 30 (47.62%) F5
4 11 (17.46%) Riverbed
5 8 (12.70%) Blue Coat
6 5 (7.94%) Brocade
7 4 (6.35%) Sourcefire
8 2 (3.17%) Nokia
8 2 (3.17%) Foundry
9 1 (1.59%) SAP
9 1 (1.59%) Symantec
9 1 (1.59%) Remedy
9 1 (1.59%) VMware
9 1 (1.59%) Microsoft
9 1 (1.59%) Sun