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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CheckPoint
Rank 44 62 51
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -11
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 19 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.56% 0.44% 1.19%
As % of the Vendors category 5.05% 0.90% 2.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 3
Average daily rate
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£280 £323 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.17% +115.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £16.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+127.27% -46.77%
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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
376 333 311
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 50.61% 49.33% 46.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 183 148
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £205 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £490 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 11 17
Average hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -23.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.02 £10.80 £11.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.30 £20.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.05%

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 2014, 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 30 (96.77%) Firewall
2 25 (80.65%) Cisco
3 20 (64.52%) Cisco Certification
4 18 (58.06%) Juniper
5 17 (54.84%) CCNP
6 11 (35.48%) Blue Coat
7 10 (32.26%) Network Security
8 9 (29.03%) Load Balancing
9 8 (25.81%) F5
9 8 (25.81%) OSPF
9 8 (25.81%) BGP
10 7 (22.58%) Clustering
10 7 (22.58%) Linux
11 6 (19.35%) Perl
11 6 (19.35%) UNIX
11 6 (19.35%) LAN
11 6 (19.35%) WAN
11 6 (19.35%) Tcl
11 6 (19.35%) Finance
11 6 (19.35%) SC Cleared
11 6 (19.35%) Security Cleared
12 5 (16.13%) Banking
12 5 (16.13%) Risk Assessment
12 5 (16.13%) Internet
12 5 (16.13%) CCNA
12 5 (16.13%) TCP/IP
12 5 (16.13%) VPN
12 5 (16.13%) Solaris
13 4 (12.90%) Check Point Certification
13 4 (12.90%) Avaya

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 3 (9.68%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (12.90%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 30 (96.77%) Firewall
2 10 (32.26%) Network Security
3 8 (25.81%) OSPF
3 8 (25.81%) BGP
4 6 (19.35%) LAN
4 6 (19.35%) WAN
5 5 (16.13%) Internet
5 5 (16.13%) TCP/IP
5 5 (16.13%) VPN
6 4 (12.90%) Junos
7 3 (9.68%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 3 (9.68%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (9.68%) BIG-IP
7 3 (9.68%) Extranet
8 2 (6.45%) DNS
8 2 (6.45%) MPLS
8 2 (6.45%) Multicast
9 1 (3.23%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 1 (3.23%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (3.23%) Nortel Meridian
General
1 6 (19.35%) Finance
2 5 (16.13%) Banking
3 3 (9.68%) Investment Banking
3 3 (9.68%) Financial Institution
3 3 (9.68%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.23%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (38.71%) Firewall Engineer
2 10 (32.26%) Network Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) Consultant
3 3 (9.68%) Security Consultant
4 2 (6.45%) Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) Network Consultant
4 2 (6.45%) Network Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) Network Security Consultant
5 1 (3.23%) Cisco Security Consultant
5 1 (3.23%) Cisco Consultant
5 1 (3.23%) Data Network Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Data Network Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) Voice Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) Voice Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Voice Network Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Data Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Network Support
5 1 (3.23%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 7 (22.58%) Clustering
2 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (22.58%) Linux
2 6 (19.35%) UNIX
3 5 (16.13%) Solaris
4 2 (6.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (29.03%) Load Balancing
2 5 (16.13%) Risk Assessment
3 3 (9.68%) Low Latency
3 3 (9.68%) Ultra-Low Latency
3 3 (9.68%) E-Commerce
3 3 (9.68%) ITIL
4 2 (6.45%) Migration
5 1 (3.23%) Data Analysis
5 1 (3.23%) Fund Management
5 1 (3.23%) Wealth Management
5 1 (3.23%) ITIL V3
5 1 (3.23%) Business Transformation
5 1 (3.23%) Information Security
5 1 (3.23%) Change Management
5 1 (3.23%) Project Management
5 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.23%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 6 (19.35%) Perl
1 6 (19.35%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 20 (64.52%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (54.84%) CCNP
3 6 (19.35%) SC Cleared
3 6 (19.35%) Security Cleared
4 5 (16.13%) CCNA
5 4 (12.90%) Check Point Certification
5 4 (12.90%) CCSA
6 2 (6.45%) Degree
7 1 (3.23%) JNCIS
7 1 (3.23%) CCSE
7 1 (3.23%) PMP
7 1 (3.23%) PMI Certification
7 1 (3.23%) CCDP
7 1 (3.23%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) PCI DSS
1 1 (3.23%) GPG13
1 1 (3.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Snort
1 1 (3.23%) Squid
Vendors
1 25 (80.65%) Cisco
2 18 (58.06%) Juniper
3 11 (35.48%) Blue Coat
4 8 (25.81%) F5
5 4 (12.90%) Avaya
6 3 (9.68%) Sourcefire
6 3 (9.68%) McAfee
7 2 (6.45%) Foundry
8 1 (3.23%) Verint
8 1 (3.23%) BT
8 1 (3.23%) Websense
8 1 (3.23%) HP
8 1 (3.23%) Nortel
8 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
8 1 (3.23%) Sun