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 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CheckPoint
Rank 91 76 92
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +16
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 28 26 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.10% 1.26% 0.91%
As % of the Vendors category 2.21% 2.76% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 16 6
Average daily rate
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£388 £389 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.32% +26.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £274 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £438 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 8
Average hourly rate - - £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +1.81%
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
1269 942 1041
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 49.90% 45.68% 47.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 621 496 490
Average daily rate £361 £350 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.21% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £214 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 74 105
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -35.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £30.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.11 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-0.62% -4.67%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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
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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 -11 14 £320 -20.49%
Birmingham -5 3 £400 +24.03% 12
Warwickshire - 2 £350 - 2
Worcestershire - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Solihull - - - - 3
Staffordshire - - - -
CheckPoint
England

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 52 (83.87%) Firewall
2 51 (82.26%) Cisco
3 39 (62.90%) Cisco Certification
4 31 (50.00%) CCNP
5 30 (48.39%) Juniper
5 30 (48.39%) F5
6 26 (41.94%) OSPF
7 24 (38.71%) BGP
7 24 (38.71%) CCNA
8 23 (37.10%) BIG-IP
8 23 (37.10%) Load Balancing
9 21 (33.87%) Nokia
10 20 (32.26%) Network Management
11 19 (30.65%) Security Cleared
11 19 (30.65%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 17 (27.42%) Network Security
12 17 (27.42%) ITIL
13 15 (24.19%) SC Cleared
13 15 (24.19%) Cisco Nexus
13 15 (24.19%) Network Monitoring
14 14 (22.58%) SolarWinds
14 14 (22.58%) CSS
14 14 (22.58%) Fortinet
15 13 (20.97%) OPNET
15 13 (20.97%) LAN
15 13 (20.97%) BMC
15 13 (20.97%) Riverbed
16 12 (19.35%) Visualisation
16 12 (19.35%) User Experience
16 12 (19.35%) Blue Coat

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 2 (3.23%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (9.68%) MS Visio
2 3 (4.84%) MS Project
3 1 (1.61%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 52 (83.87%) Firewall
2 26 (41.94%) OSPF
3 24 (38.71%) BGP
4 23 (37.10%) BIG-IP
5 19 (30.65%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 17 (27.42%) Network Security
7 15 (24.19%) Cisco Nexus
8 13 (20.97%) LAN
9 11 (17.74%) WAN
10 8 (12.90%) VPN
10 8 (12.90%) MPLS
11 5 (8.06%) Internet
11 5 (8.06%) BT 21CN
11 5 (8.06%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (8.06%) Junos
12 4 (6.45%) TCP/IP
13 3 (4.84%) Extranet
14 2 (3.23%) DNS
14 2 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
14 2 (3.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.23%) Oracle OWB
General
1 5 (8.06%) Finance
2 4 (6.45%) Banking
2 4 (6.45%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.84%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.23%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.61%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (41.94%) Network Engineer
2 13 (20.97%) Firewall Engineer
3 8 (12.90%) Network Specialist
3 8 (12.90%) Network Design Engineer
3 8 (12.90%) Design Engineer
4 7 (11.29%) Implementation Engineer
4 7 (11.29%) Network Implementation Engineer
4 7 (11.29%) Monitoring Specialist
5 5 (8.06%) Monitoring Engineer
5 5 (8.06%) Network Monitoring Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) Senior Network Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Consultant
8 2 (3.23%) Network Security Engineer
8 2 (3.23%) Programme Manager
8 2 (3.23%) Test Manager
8 2 (3.23%) Security Consultant
8 2 (3.23%) NHS Programme Manager
8 2 (3.23%) Cisco Support
8 2 (3.23%) Cisco Engineer
8 2 (3.23%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (22.58%) CSS
2 4 (6.45%) Middleware
3 2 (3.23%) XML
4 1 (1.61%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 12 (19.35%) Visualisation
1 12 (19.35%) User Experience
2 8 (12.90%) Clustering
3 3 (4.84%) NHS
4 1 (1.61%) Statistics
4 1 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (12.90%) UNIX
2 7 (11.29%) Linux
3 6 (9.68%) Solaris
4 2 (3.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (37.10%) Load Balancing
2 20 (32.26%) Network Management
3 17 (27.42%) ITIL
4 15 (24.19%) Network Monitoring
5 11 (17.74%) Network Architecture
6 8 (12.90%) Network Design
7 6 (9.68%) Risk Assessment
8 5 (8.06%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (8.06%) Performance Monitoring
9 3 (4.84%) Low Latency
9 3 (4.84%) Ultra-Low Latency
9 3 (4.84%) PRINCE2
9 3 (4.84%) E-Commerce
9 3 (4.84%) Service Delivery
10 2 (3.23%) Change Management
10 2 (3.23%) Project Management
10 2 (3.23%) Information Security
10 2 (3.23%) Programme Management
10 2 (3.23%) Migration
10 2 (3.23%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 7 (11.29%) Perl
1 7 (11.29%) Tcl
2 2 (3.23%) Java
2 2 (3.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 39 (62.90%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (50.00%) CCNP
3 24 (38.71%) CCNA
4 19 (30.65%) Security Cleared
5 15 (24.19%) SC Cleared
6 5 (8.06%) CCSA
6 5 (8.06%) Check Point Certification
7 2 (3.23%) CCDP
7 2 (3.23%) ISEB
7 2 (3.23%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (1.61%) JNCIS
8 1 (1.61%) Degree
8 1 (1.61%) CCVP
8 1 (1.61%) CCSE
8 1 (1.61%) CCIE
8 1 (1.61%) HP ASE
8 1 (1.61%) HP MASE
8 1 (1.61%) CCDA
8 1 (1.61%) PMP
8 1 (1.61%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.84%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.61%) GPG13
2 1 (1.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (1.61%) Snort
1 1 (1.61%) Squid
1 1 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (20.97%) OPNET
2 1 (1.61%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 51 (82.26%) Cisco
2 30 (48.39%) Juniper
2 30 (48.39%) F5
3 21 (33.87%) Nokia
4 14 (22.58%) Fortinet
4 14 (22.58%) SolarWinds
5 13 (20.97%) Riverbed
5 13 (20.97%) BMC
6 12 (19.35%) Blue Coat
7 5 (8.06%) BT
8 3 (4.84%) Sourcefire
8 3 (4.84%) Microsoft
8 3 (4.84%) HP
8 3 (4.84%) Citrix
9 2 (3.23%) webMethods
9 2 (3.23%) Oracle
9 2 (3.23%) Websense
9 2 (3.23%) Foundry
10 1 (1.61%) Aruba
10 1 (1.61%) AirMagnet