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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
CheckPoint
Rank 52 47 51
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +4
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 5 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.75% 1.01% 0.35%
As % of the Vendors category 1.60% 2.19% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 2
Average daily rate £170 £413 £135
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-58.78% +205.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £393 £350
% change year-on-year
-4.45% +12.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £32.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year
+36.71% -41.81%
CheckPoint
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
313 274 289
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 47.07% 46.05% 51.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 138 142
Average daily rate £363 £360 £314
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% +14.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £211 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £493 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 21 13
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +45.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £11.06 £9.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £30.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+32.35% +3.03%

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
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 5 February 2016, 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 8 (100.00%) Cisco
2 6 (75.00%) Firewall
2 6 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (50.00%) Juniper
3 4 (50.00%) CCNP
4 3 (37.50%) CCNA
4 3 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (37.50%) F5
5 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
5 2 (25.00%) LAN
5 2 (25.00%) WAN
5 2 (25.00%) MPLS
5 2 (25.00%) VMware
6 1 (12.50%) BIG-IP
6 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
6 1 (12.50%) Network Security
6 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
6 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (12.50%) Change Management
6 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (12.50%) VMware ESX
6 1 (12.50%) NetBackup
6 1 (12.50%) Backup Exec
6 1 (12.50%) OSPF
6 1 (12.50%) BGP
6 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
6 1 (12.50%) Symantec
6 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
6 1 (12.50%) Windows
6 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) Firewall
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (25.00%) LAN
3 2 (25.00%) MPLS
3 2 (25.00%) WAN
4 1 (12.50%) BGP
4 1 (12.50%) BIG-IP
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (12.50%) Network Security
4 1 (12.50%) OSPF
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Network Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco Security Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) Change Management
1 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
1 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
1 1 (12.50%) Network Management
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (50.00%) CCNP
3 3 (37.50%) CCNA
4 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) VMware ESX
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Backup Exec
1 1 (12.50%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco
2 4 (50.00%) Juniper
3 3 (37.50%) F5
4 2 (25.00%) VMware
5 1 (12.50%) Citrix
5 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 1 (12.50%) SolarWinds
5 1 (12.50%) Symantec