The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of CheckPoint products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CheckPoint over the 3 months to 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
CheckPoint
Rank 109 55 88
Rank change year-on-year
-54 +33
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 28 75 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.97% 2.80% 1.40%
As % of the Vendors category 1.98% 5.54% 2.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 48 18
Average daily rate £375 £345 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £294 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £467
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £40.00 £28.94
% change year-on-year
-11.25% +38.22%
CheckPoint
England

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

Vendors Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1414 1354 1181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 48.89% 50.56% 50.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 750 755 568
Average daily rate £380 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.82% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £525 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 86 86
Average hourly rate £12.50 £22.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.44% +40.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.38 £11.03 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

CheckPoint
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

CheckPoint Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

CheckPoint
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

CheckPoint Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

CheckPoint
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CheckPoint across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

CheckPoint Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

CheckPoint
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

CheckPoint Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

CheckPoint
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CheckPoint within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire -33 11 £380 -5.00%
Birmingham -31 8 £363 +6.61% 3
Staffordshire +12 2 £375 +11.11% 2
Warwickshire -1 1 £375 -16.66% 1
CheckPoint
England

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 32 (80.00%) Cisco
2 26 (65.00%) Firewall
3 23 (57.50%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (37.50%) F5
5 14 (35.00%) CCNP
5 14 (35.00%) Juniper
6 13 (32.50%) CCNA
7 12 (30.00%) Security Cleared
7 12 (30.00%) Network Security
7 12 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
7 12 (30.00%) Data Centre
8 11 (27.50%) SC Cleared
9 10 (25.00%) WAN
10 9 (22.50%) Fortinet
11 7 (17.50%) BIG-IP
11 7 (17.50%) OSPF
12 6 (15.00%) Nokia
12 6 (15.00%) BGP
12 6 (15.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 5 (12.50%) Mentoring
13 5 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
13 5 (12.50%) Intel Security
13 5 (12.50%) CiscoWorks
13 5 (12.50%) Network Design
14 4 (10.00%) Intrusion Detection
14 4 (10.00%) Blue Coat
14 4 (10.00%) LAN
14 4 (10.00%) Microsoft
14 4 (10.00%) VPN
14 4 (10.00%) MS Project

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 (7.50%) SAS
2 1 (2.50%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (10.00%) MS Project
2 3 (7.50%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.50%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 26 (65.00%) Firewall
2 12 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
2 12 (30.00%) Network Security
3 10 (25.00%) WAN
4 7 (17.50%) BIG-IP
4 7 (17.50%) OSPF
5 6 (15.00%) BGP
5 6 (15.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 5 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (10.00%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (10.00%) LAN
7 4 (10.00%) VPN
7 4 (10.00%) Wireless
8 3 (7.50%) DMVPN
8 3 (7.50%) MPLS
8 3 (7.50%) NetScaler
9 2 (5.00%) Cisco ISE
9 2 (5.00%) EIGRP
9 2 (5.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 2 (5.00%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle OWB
General
1 3 (7.50%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 25 (62.50%) Network Engineer
2 11 (27.50%) Cisco Engineer
3 10 (25.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 5 (12.50%) Analyst
4 5 (12.50%) Design Engineer
4 5 (12.50%) Implementation Engineer
4 5 (12.50%) Network Design Engineer
4 5 (12.50%) Network Implementation Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Security Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Network Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Network Security Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Network Support
6 3 (7.50%) Project Planner
6 3 (7.50%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Senior Network Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Test Manager
7 2 (5.00%) Cisco Design Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Juniper Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.50%) CSS
1 1 (2.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (30.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (2.50%) iPad
3 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.50%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.50%) Windows
2 1 (2.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (12.50%) Mentoring
1 5 (12.50%) Network Design
2 4 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 4 (10.00%) PRINCE2
2 4 (10.00%) SIEM
3 3 (7.50%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (7.50%) Fault Management
3 3 (7.50%) ITIL
3 3 (7.50%) ITIL V3
3 3 (7.50%) Kalman Filter
3 3 (7.50%) Load Balancing
3 3 (7.50%) Network Monitoring
3 3 (7.50%) Project Management
3 3 (7.50%) Project Planning
3 3 (7.50%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (7.50%) Service Management
3 3 (7.50%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 3 (7.50%) Web Filtering
4 2 (5.00%) Presales
4 2 (5.00%) Threat Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (5.00%) Python
1 2 (5.00%) Tcl
2 1 (2.50%) Java
2 1 (2.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (57.50%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (35.00%) CCNP
3 13 (32.50%) CCNA
4 12 (30.00%) Security Cleared
5 11 (27.50%) SC Cleared
6 3 (7.50%) CCDP
6 3 (7.50%) CCSE
7 2 (5.00%) CCIE
7 2 (5.00%) CISM
7 2 (5.00%) CISSP
7 2 (5.00%) Degree
7 2 (5.00%) PMI Certification
7 2 (5.00%) PMP
7 2 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (2.50%) CCDA
8 1 (2.50%) CCVP
8 1 (2.50%) ISEB
8 1 (2.50%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.50%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.50%) QA
2 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (7.50%) Hyper-V
2 2 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (12.50%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 32 (80.00%) Cisco
2 15 (37.50%) F5
3 14 (35.00%) Juniper
4 9 (22.50%) Fortinet
5 6 (15.00%) Nokia
6 5 (12.50%) Intel Security
7 4 (10.00%) Blue Coat
7 4 (10.00%) Microsoft
8 3 (7.50%) Citrix
8 3 (7.50%) Palo Alto
8 3 (7.50%) SolarWinds
8 3 (7.50%) VMware
9 2 (5.00%) Aruba
9 2 (5.00%) Avaya
9 2 (5.00%) BMC
9 2 (5.00%) Brocade
9 2 (5.00%) Fujitsu
9 2 (5.00%) IBM
10 1 (2.50%) Oracle
10 1 (2.50%) Splunk
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Austin Fraser
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