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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CheckPoint
Rank 57 54 54
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 2 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.29% 0.32% 0.18%
As % of the Vendors category 0.68% 0.66% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Average daily rate
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£425 £300 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% +100.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £27.75 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+39.63% +6.73%
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
295 305 271
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 43.00% 48.72% 48.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 173 113
Average daily rate £338 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £178 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 20 14
Average hourly rate £20.00 £14.75 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.59% -4.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £9.55 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £23.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.40%

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 20 November 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 21 (100.00%) Cisco
2 20 (95.24%) Firewall
3 17 (80.95%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (66.67%) CCNP
5 13 (61.90%) Juniper
6 10 (47.62%) Blue Coat
7 8 (38.10%) Network Security
8 7 (33.33%) Load Balancing
8 7 (33.33%) Clustering
8 7 (33.33%) BGP
8 7 (33.33%) OSPF
9 6 (28.57%) Tcl
9 6 (28.57%) Linux
9 6 (28.57%) Perl
9 6 (28.57%) SC Cleared
9 6 (28.57%) Security Cleared
9 6 (28.57%) F5
10 5 (23.81%) Risk Assessment
10 5 (23.81%) UNIX
10 5 (23.81%) Solaris
10 5 (23.81%) VPN
10 5 (23.81%) CCNA
11 4 (19.05%) Check Point Certification
11 4 (19.05%) Internet
11 4 (19.05%) TCP/IP
11 4 (19.05%) MS Visio
11 4 (19.05%) CCSA
11 4 (19.05%) Finance
11 4 (19.05%) Junos
12 3 (14.29%) Banking

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 (19.05%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 20 (95.24%) Firewall
2 8 (38.10%) Network Security
3 7 (33.33%) OSPF
3 7 (33.33%) BGP
4 5 (23.81%) VPN
5 4 (19.05%) Internet
5 4 (19.05%) Junos
5 4 (19.05%) TCP/IP
6 3 (14.29%) Extranet
6 3 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (14.29%) BIG-IP
7 2 (9.52%) MPLS
7 2 (9.52%) DNS
7 2 (9.52%) LAN
7 2 (9.52%) WAN
7 2 (9.52%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (4.76%) Multicast
8 1 (4.76%) FTP
8 1 (4.76%) HTTP
8 1 (4.76%) HTTPS
General
1 4 (19.05%) Finance
2 3 (14.29%) Banking
2 3 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 2 (9.52%) Financial Institution
3 2 (9.52%) Investment Banking
4 1 (4.76%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (52.38%) Firewall Engineer
2 7 (33.33%) Network Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Security Consultant
3 2 (9.52%) Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco Support
4 1 (4.76%) Network Security Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco Security Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) Project Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 7 (33.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 6 (28.57%) Linux
2 5 (23.81%) UNIX
2 5 (23.81%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 5 (23.81%) Risk Assessment
3 3 (14.29%) ITIL
3 3 (14.29%) E-Commerce
3 3 (14.29%) Low Latency
3 3 (14.29%) Ultra-Low Latency
4 2 (9.52%) Migration
5 1 (4.76%) Fund Management
5 1 (4.76%) Wealth Management
5 1 (4.76%) ITIL V3
5 1 (4.76%) Business Transformation
5 1 (4.76%) PRINCE
5 1 (4.76%) Project Management
5 1 (4.76%) Change Management
5 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2
5 1 (4.76%) Information Security
5 1 (4.76%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (28.57%) Perl
1 6 (28.57%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 17 (80.95%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (66.67%) CCNP
3 6 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 6 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 5 (23.81%) CCNA
5 4 (19.05%) CCSA
5 4 (19.05%) Check Point Certification
6 1 (4.76%) PMP
6 1 (4.76%) PMI Certification
6 1 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (4.76%) PCI DSS
1 1 (4.76%) GPG13
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Snort
1 1 (4.76%) Squid
Vendors
1 21 (100.00%) Cisco
2 13 (61.90%) Juniper
3 10 (47.62%) Blue Coat
4 6 (28.57%) F5
5 3 (14.29%) Sourcefire
6 2 (9.52%) Foundry
6 2 (9.52%) HP
7 1 (4.76%) Citrix
7 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
7 1 (4.76%) Sun
7 1 (4.76%) McAfee
7 1 (4.76%) Websense