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 2 September 2015 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CheckPoint
Rank 83 82 84
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 30 38 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.20% 1.47% 1.13%
As % of the Vendors category 2.80% 2.95% 2.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 15 12
Average daily rate
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£320 £313 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £380 £361
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £345 £340
% change year-on-year
+8.69% +1.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £40.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-32.50% +142.42%
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
1073 1289 940
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 43.01% 49.71% 44.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 543 628 465
Average daily rate £375 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 97 59
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.48
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -10.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.81 £9.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.44 £31.50 £28.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -4.14%

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 2 September 2015.

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 2 September 2015. 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
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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
Birmingham 0 12 £315 +6.32% 2
Shropshire -7 6 £305 -6.15%
Staffordshire -11 3 £375 -
Coventry - 2 - - 1
Warwickshire - 2 - - 1
Solihull - 1 £300 -
CheckPoint
England

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 81 (85.26%) Cisco
2 67 (70.53%) Firewall
3 58 (61.05%) Cisco Certification
4 46 (48.42%) CCNP
5 41 (43.16%) Juniper
5 41 (43.16%) F5
6 35 (36.84%) OSPF
7 34 (35.79%) Network Security
8 30 (31.58%) BGP
9 29 (30.53%) MPLS
10 26 (27.37%) CCNA
10 26 (27.37%) Security Cleared
11 25 (26.32%) Cisco ASA
11 25 (26.32%) WAN
12 20 (21.05%) Blue Coat
12 20 (21.05%) Clustering
13 18 (18.95%) VPN
14 17 (17.89%) LAN
15 16 (16.84%) Cisco Nexus
16 15 (15.79%) Load Balancing
17 14 (14.74%) DNS
17 14 (14.74%) Windows
17 14 (14.74%) Linux
18 13 (13.68%) UNIX
18 13 (13.68%) CSS
18 13 (13.68%) BIG-IP
19 12 (12.63%) McAfee
19 12 (12.63%) Riverbed
19 12 (12.63%) Data Centre
20 11 (11.58%) F5 BIG-IP LTM

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 4 (4.21%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.05%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (5.26%) MS Visio
2 4 (4.21%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.11%) MS Project
4 1 (1.05%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 67 (70.53%) Firewall
2 35 (36.84%) OSPF
3 34 (35.79%) Network Security
4 30 (31.58%) BGP
5 29 (30.53%) MPLS
6 25 (26.32%) WAN
6 25 (26.32%) Cisco ASA
7 18 (18.95%) VPN
8 17 (17.89%) LAN
9 16 (16.84%) Cisco Nexus
10 14 (14.74%) DNS
11 13 (13.68%) BIG-IP
12 11 (11.58%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 10 (10.53%) VoIP
14 9 (9.47%) TCP/IP
14 9 (9.47%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 9 (9.47%) DMVPN
15 8 (8.42%) WLAN
16 6 (6.32%) Junos
17 5 (5.26%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.05%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (1.05%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (9.47%) Banking
2 6 (6.32%) Telecoms
3 5 (5.26%) Investment Banking
3 5 (5.26%) Marketing
4 3 (3.16%) Retail
5 2 (2.11%) Multimedia
5 2 (2.11%) Finance
6 1 (1.05%) Legal
6 1 (1.05%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.05%) Games
6 1 (1.05%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 48 (50.53%) Network Engineer
2 22 (23.16%) Security Engineer
3 21 (22.11%) Network Security Engineer
4 14 (14.74%) Firewall Engineer
5 11 (11.58%) Design Engineer
6 10 (10.53%) Network Design Engineer
7 9 (9.47%) Project Manager
8 8 (8.42%) Consultant
9 6 (6.32%) Technical Manager
9 6 (6.32%) Technical Project Manager
10 5 (5.26%) Network Support
10 5 (5.26%) Network Support Engineer
10 5 (5.26%) Cisco Engineer
10 5 (5.26%) Support Engineer
11 4 (4.21%) Technical Consultant
11 4 (4.21%) Architect
11 4 (4.21%) Network Architect
12 2 (2.11%) Contracts Manager
12 2 (2.11%) Infrastructure Manager
12 2 (2.11%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (13.68%) CSS
2 9 (9.47%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 20 (21.05%) Clustering
2 12 (12.63%) Data Centre
3 4 (4.21%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.21%) SecurID
4 2 (2.11%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.05%) EqualLogic
5 1 (1.05%) User Experience
5 1 (1.05%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.05%) DTV
5 1 (1.05%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (14.74%) Windows
1 14 (14.74%) Linux
2 13 (13.68%) UNIX
3 7 (7.37%) Solaris
4 1 (1.05%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (15.79%) Load Balancing
2 10 (10.53%) Project Management
2 10 (10.53%) Service Management
2 10 (10.53%) WAN Optimisation
3 6 (6.32%) Change Control
3 6 (6.32%) Service Delivery
3 6 (6.32%) ITIL
3 6 (6.32%) Risk Assessment
4 5 (5.26%) PRINCE
4 5 (5.26%) PRINCE2
4 5 (5.26%) Incident Management
4 5 (5.26%) Mentoring
5 4 (4.21%) Network Monitoring
5 4 (4.21%) Network Management
5 4 (4.21%) ITIL V3
5 4 (4.21%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (4.21%) Information Security
5 4 (4.21%) Migration
5 4 (4.21%) Network Design
6 3 (3.16%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.16%) Perl
1 3 (3.16%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 58 (61.05%) Cisco Certification
2 46 (48.42%) CCNP
3 26 (27.37%) CCNA
3 26 (27.37%) Security Cleared
4 11 (11.58%) CCSA
5 10 (10.53%) SC Cleared
6 9 (9.47%) CCIE
7 8 (8.42%) Check Point Certification
8 5 (5.26%) CCSE
8 5 (5.26%) CCDP
9 4 (4.21%) CCDA
9 4 (4.21%) PMP
9 4 (4.21%) PMI Certification
10 1 (1.05%) CCVP
10 1 (1.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (1.05%) MCITP
10 1 (1.05%) DV Cleared
10 1 (1.05%) CCSP
10 1 (1.05%) ISEB
10 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (2.11%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.05%) SLA
2 1 (1.05%) QA
System Software
1 7 (7.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (5.26%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.05%) Firmware
3 1 (1.05%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.05%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (8.42%) CiscoWorks
2 4 (4.21%) Backup Exec
3 3 (3.16%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.05%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.05%) OPNET
4 1 (1.05%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 81 (85.26%) Cisco
2 41 (43.16%) Juniper
2 41 (43.16%) F5
3 20 (21.05%) Blue Coat
4 12 (12.63%) McAfee
4 12 (12.63%) Riverbed
5 11 (11.58%) Fortinet
6 10 (10.53%) SolarWinds
7 9 (9.47%) BMC
8 8 (8.42%) IBM
9 7 (7.37%) VMware
10 5 (5.26%) Brocade
11 4 (4.21%) Symantec
12 3 (3.16%) Remedy
12 3 (3.16%) Sourcefire
12 3 (3.16%) Nokia
13 2 (2.11%) HP
13 2 (2.11%) Microsoft
13 2 (2.11%) Foundry
14 1 (1.05%) Sun