The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the West Midlands region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CheckPoint
Rank 85 90 86
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -4
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 33 13 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.39% 0.71% 0.84%
As % of the Vendors category 2.71% 1.45% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 8 6
Average daily rate £350 £368 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +18.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £294 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £577 £331
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £338
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -8.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.25 £19.63 £31.25
% change year-on-year
+54.14% -37.20%
Vendors Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1218 896 1075
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 51.22% 48.91% 47.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 585 389 446
Average daily rate £350 £339 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.32% +4.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £168 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 114 97
Average hourly rate £16.75 £19.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.10% +11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
CheckPoint
England

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire +1 13 £400 -23.07%
Birmingham -3 8 £350 -11.94% 2
Solihull - 2 £300 -
Staffordshire - 2 £525 -
Warwickshire -2 1 £508 +81.25%
Worcestershire - - - -
Coventry - - - - 1
CheckPoint
England

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 53 (86.89%) Cisco
2 52 (85.25%) Firewall
3 44 (72.13%) Cisco Certification
4 41 (67.21%) CCNP
5 40 (65.57%) WAN
6 37 (60.66%) MPLS
6 37 (60.66%) BIG-IP
7 34 (55.74%) Cisco Nexus
8 32 (52.46%) F5
9 26 (42.62%) Blue Coat
9 26 (42.62%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 25 (40.98%) Fortinet
10 25 (40.98%) Cisco ASA
10 25 (40.98%) McAfee
11 23 (37.70%) VoIP
11 23 (37.70%) CSS
11 23 (37.70%) DMVPN
12 22 (36.07%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 21 (34.43%) WAN Optimisation
14 17 (27.87%) Incident Management
15 16 (26.23%) LAN
15 16 (26.23%) CiscoWorks
16 15 (24.59%) Security Cleared
16 15 (24.59%) Root Cause Analysis
16 15 (24.59%) SC Cleared
17 13 (21.31%) Service Management
17 13 (21.31%) CCNA
18 12 (19.67%) SolarWinds
19 11 (18.03%) Network Security
19 11 (18.03%) ITIL

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 5 (8.20%) CMS
2 1 (1.64%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 7 (11.48%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 52 (85.25%) Firewall
2 40 (65.57%) WAN
3 37 (60.66%) MPLS
3 37 (60.66%) BIG-IP
4 34 (55.74%) Cisco Nexus
5 26 (42.62%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 25 (40.98%) Cisco ASA
7 23 (37.70%) VoIP
7 23 (37.70%) DMVPN
8 22 (36.07%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 16 (26.23%) LAN
10 11 (18.03%) Network Security
11 10 (16.39%) OSPF
12 7 (11.48%) WLAN
12 7 (11.48%) BGP
13 4 (6.56%) BT 21CN
13 4 (6.56%) TCP/IP
13 4 (6.56%) VPN
14 3 (4.92%) Nortel Meridian
14 3 (4.92%) Cisco IOS
General
1 2 (3.28%) Finance
2 1 (1.64%) Financial Institution
2 1 (1.64%) Advertising
2 1 (1.64%) Banking
Job Titles
1 40 (65.57%) Network Engineer
2 16 (26.23%) Network Support
3 15 (24.59%) Implementation Engineer
4 14 (22.95%) Network Support Engineer
4 14 (22.95%) Support Engineer
5 11 (18.03%) Network Implementation Engineer
6 10 (16.39%) Cisco Engineer
7 7 (11.48%) Analyst
7 7 (11.48%) Design Engineer
8 5 (8.20%) Network Design Engineer
8 5 (8.20%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 4 (6.56%) Network Analyst
9 4 (6.56%) Support Analyst
10 3 (4.92%) Network Security Engineer
10 3 (4.92%) Architect
10 3 (4.92%) Programme Manager
10 3 (4.92%) Security Engineer
10 3 (4.92%) Network Architect
11 2 (3.28%) Security Architect
11 2 (3.28%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (37.70%) CSS
2 1 (1.64%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.64%) NHS
1 1 (1.64%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.48%) Windows
2 2 (3.28%) Windows 7
2 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (3.28%) UNIX
2 2 (3.28%) Windows XP
3 1 (1.64%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (34.43%) WAN Optimisation
2 17 (27.87%) Incident Management
3 15 (24.59%) Root Cause Analysis
4 13 (21.31%) Service Management
5 11 (18.03%) ITIL
6 9 (14.75%) Problem Management
7 8 (13.11%) Network Design
8 5 (8.20%) Load Balancing
8 5 (8.20%) Network Management
9 2 (3.28%) Programme Management
9 2 (3.28%) ITIL V3
9 2 (3.28%) Service Delivery
9 2 (3.28%) Network Monitoring
10 1 (1.64%) PRINCE2
10 1 (1.64%) Change Management
10 1 (1.64%) Stakeholder Management
10 1 (1.64%) Risk Assessment
10 1 (1.64%) Security Architecture
10 1 (1.64%) SIEM
10 1 (1.64%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.64%) Java
1 1 (1.64%) SQL
Qualifications
1 44 (72.13%) Cisco Certification
2 41 (67.21%) CCNP
3 15 (24.59%) Security Cleared
3 15 (24.59%) SC Cleared
4 13 (21.31%) CCNA
5 5 (8.20%) CCDP
6 3 (4.92%) CCSA
7 2 (3.28%) CCSE
7 2 (3.28%) CCIE
8 1 (1.64%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.64%) JNCIS
8 1 (1.64%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.64%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.64%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.64%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 16 (26.23%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 53 (86.89%) Cisco
2 32 (52.46%) F5
3 26 (42.62%) Blue Coat
4 25 (40.98%) Fortinet
4 25 (40.98%) McAfee
5 12 (19.67%) SolarWinds
6 8 (13.11%) Avaya
7 7 (11.48%) Juniper
7 7 (11.48%) BMC
7 7 (11.48%) Nokia
7 7 (11.48%) Remedy
8 6 (9.84%) BT
9 4 (6.56%) Nortel
9 4 (6.56%) TOWER Software
10 3 (4.92%) Verint
11 2 (3.28%) Sourcefire
12 1 (1.64%) HP
12 1 (1.64%) Dell
12 1 (1.64%) webMethods
12 1 (1.64%) Citrix
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