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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CheckPoint
Rank 61 55 54
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -1
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 3 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.40% 0.46% 0.48%
As % of the Vendors category 0.82% 0.96% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
Average daily rate
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£400 £323 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.03% +115.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.07% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £27.25
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +2.75%
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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
364 311 298
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 48.79% 47.70% 47.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 190 126
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £170 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 15 11
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £10.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £22.60 £24.79
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.03 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-0.16% -3.84%

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 22 October 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 24 (96.00%) Firewall
2 21 (84.00%) Cisco
3 17 (68.00%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (56.00%) CCNP
4 14 (56.00%) Juniper
5 10 (40.00%) Blue Coat
6 8 (32.00%) Network Security
7 7 (28.00%) Load Balancing
7 7 (28.00%) Clustering
7 7 (28.00%) BGP
7 7 (28.00%) OSPF
8 6 (24.00%) Tcl
8 6 (24.00%) Linux
8 6 (24.00%) Perl
8 6 (24.00%) SC Cleared
8 6 (24.00%) Security Cleared
8 6 (24.00%) F5
9 5 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
9 5 (20.00%) Finance
9 5 (20.00%) UNIX
9 5 (20.00%) Solaris
9 5 (20.00%) VPN
9 5 (20.00%) Internet
9 5 (20.00%) CCNA
10 4 (16.00%) Check Point Certification
10 4 (16.00%) TCP/IP
10 4 (16.00%) MS Visio
10 4 (16.00%) CCSA
10 4 (16.00%) Banking
10 4 (16.00%) Junos

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

Applications
1 4 (16.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 24 (96.00%) Firewall
2 8 (32.00%) Network Security
3 7 (28.00%) BGP
3 7 (28.00%) OSPF
4 5 (20.00%) VPN
4 5 (20.00%) Internet
5 4 (16.00%) TCP/IP
5 4 (16.00%) Junos
6 3 (12.00%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (12.00%) BIG-IP
6 3 (12.00%) Extranet
7 2 (8.00%) MPLS
7 2 (8.00%) DNS
7 2 (8.00%) LAN
7 2 (8.00%) WAN
7 2 (8.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (4.00%) Multicast
8 1 (4.00%) NetScreen
8 1 (4.00%) FTP
8 1 (4.00%) HTTP
General
1 5 (20.00%) Finance
2 4 (16.00%) Banking
3 3 (12.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (12.00%) Investment Banking
4 2 (8.00%) Financial Institution
5 1 (4.00%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (48.00%) Firewall Engineer
2 7 (28.00%) Network Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Security Consultant
3 2 (8.00%) Consultant
4 1 (4.00%) Project Manager
4 1 (4.00%) Network Consultant
4 1 (4.00%) Network Security Consultant
4 1 (4.00%) Cisco Consultant
4 1 (4.00%) Cisco Support
4 1 (4.00%) Cisco Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 7 (28.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 6 (24.00%) Linux
2 5 (20.00%) UNIX
2 5 (20.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) Load Balancing
2 5 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
3 3 (12.00%) Low Latency
3 3 (12.00%) Ultra-Low Latency
3 3 (12.00%) ITIL
3 3 (12.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (8.00%) Migration
5 1 (4.00%) ITIL V3
5 1 (4.00%) Business Transformation
5 1 (4.00%) Change Management
5 1 (4.00%) Project Management
5 1 (4.00%) Information Security
5 1 (4.00%) Fund Management
5 1 (4.00%) Wealth Management
5 1 (4.00%) Data Analysis
5 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2
5 1 (4.00%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 6 (24.00%) Tcl
1 6 (24.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 17 (68.00%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (56.00%) CCNP
3 6 (24.00%) SC Cleared
3 6 (24.00%) Security Cleared
4 5 (20.00%) CCNA
5 4 (16.00%) Check Point Certification
5 4 (16.00%) CCSA
6 1 (4.00%) Degree
6 1 (4.00%) PMP
6 1 (4.00%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) PCI DSS
1 1 (4.00%) GPG13
1 1 (4.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Snort
1 1 (4.00%) Squid
Vendors
1 21 (84.00%) Cisco
2 14 (56.00%) Juniper
3 10 (40.00%) Blue Coat
4 6 (24.00%) F5
5 3 (12.00%) Sourcefire
6 2 (8.00%) HP
6 2 (8.00%) Foundry
7 1 (4.00%) Websense
7 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
7 1 (4.00%) Sun
7 1 (4.00%) Citrix
7 1 (4.00%) McAfee