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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CheckPoint
Rank 86 84 95
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +11
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 30 28 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.31% 1.28% 0.28%
As % of the Vendors category 2.58% 2.62% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 12 2
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£420 £350 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +20.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £296 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £420 £298
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
+10.71% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £41.44 £47.50
% change year-on-year
+8.59% -12.76%
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
1165 1068 814
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 50.83% 48.92% 45.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 588 504 334
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 59 117
Average hourly rate £22.50 £16.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -31.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £11.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £122.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.68
% change year-on-year
- -6.31%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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 +9 12 £388 +19.23% 6
Shropshire -17 5 £450 +28.57% 4
Warwickshire -3 3 £440 -13.30% 3
Staffordshire - 3 £346 - 1
Wolverhampton - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
CheckPoint
England

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 51 (96.23%) Cisco
2 47 (88.68%) Firewall
3 35 (66.04%) F5
4 32 (60.38%) Cisco Certification
5 24 (45.28%) CCNP
5 24 (45.28%) CCNA
6 22 (41.51%) Cisco Nexus
7 21 (39.62%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 21 (39.62%) Juniper
8 20 (37.74%) Nokia
8 20 (37.74%) OSPF
8 20 (37.74%) BIG-IP
8 20 (37.74%) Fortinet
8 20 (37.74%) Load Balancing
8 20 (37.74%) Network Management
9 19 (35.85%) SolarWinds
9 19 (35.85%) BGP
10 18 (33.96%) WAN
10 18 (33.96%) CSS
10 18 (33.96%) Network Monitoring
11 17 (32.08%) LAN
11 17 (32.08%) BMC
12 16 (30.19%) ITIL
12 16 (30.19%) Security Cleared
13 15 (28.30%) Network Security
14 14 (26.42%) OPNET
14 14 (26.42%) Riverbed
15 13 (24.53%) User Experience
15 13 (24.53%) Cisco ASA
16 12 (22.64%) Visualisation

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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.

Applications
1 3 (5.66%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.77%) MS Office
3 1 (1.89%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 47 (88.68%) Firewall
2 22 (41.51%) Cisco Nexus
3 21 (39.62%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 20 (37.74%) OSPF
4 20 (37.74%) BIG-IP
5 19 (35.85%) BGP
6 18 (33.96%) WAN
7 17 (32.08%) LAN
8 15 (28.30%) Network Security
9 13 (24.53%) Cisco ASA
10 10 (18.87%) VPN
11 7 (13.21%) MPLS
11 7 (13.21%) Wireless
12 5 (9.43%) WLAN
12 5 (9.43%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 3 (5.66%) VoIP
13 3 (5.66%) SSL
13 3 (5.66%) DMVPN
14 2 (3.77%) NetScaler
14 2 (3.77%) FCoE
General
1 7 (13.21%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.66%) Finance
3 2 (3.77%) Banking
4 1 (1.89%) Marketing
4 1 (1.89%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.89%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 31 (58.49%) Network Engineer
2 8 (15.09%) Network Specialist
3 7 (13.21%) Monitoring Specialist
4 6 (11.32%) Monitoring Engineer
4 6 (11.32%) Senior Network Engineer
4 6 (11.32%) Network Monitoring Engineer
5 5 (9.43%) Network Support
5 5 (9.43%) Design Engineer
5 5 (9.43%) Network Design Engineer
5 5 (9.43%) Support Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) Analyst
6 4 (7.55%) Network Analyst
7 3 (5.66%) Implementation Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Network Support Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Consultant
7 3 (5.66%) Security Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Network Security Engineer
8 2 (3.77%) Network Implementation Engineer
8 2 (3.77%) Network Consultant
8 2 (3.77%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (33.96%) CSS
2 5 (9.43%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (24.53%) User Experience
2 12 (22.64%) Visualisation
3 2 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.77%) Clustering
3 2 (3.77%) e-Health
4 1 (1.89%) Statistics
4 1 (1.89%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.89%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (37.74%) Load Balancing
1 20 (37.74%) Network Management
2 18 (33.96%) Network Monitoring
3 16 (30.19%) ITIL
4 12 (22.64%) Network Architecture
5 7 (13.21%) Network Design
5 7 (13.21%) Performance Monitoring
6 5 (9.43%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (9.43%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (7.55%) WAN Optimisation
8 3 (5.66%) Incident Management
8 3 (5.66%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (5.66%) Service Management
8 3 (5.66%) Migration
8 3 (5.66%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (5.66%) Mentoring
9 2 (3.77%) Resilience Testing
9 2 (3.77%) Analytics
9 2 (3.77%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (3.77%) Identity Management
Qualifications
1 32 (60.38%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (45.28%) CCNP
2 24 (45.28%) CCNA
3 16 (30.19%) Security Cleared
4 11 (20.75%) SC Cleared
5 5 (9.43%) VCP4
6 2 (3.77%) CCDP
6 2 (3.77%) CCIE
6 2 (3.77%) CCSE
6 2 (3.77%) JNCIS
6 2 (3.77%) HP ASE
6 2 (3.77%) HP MASE
7 1 (1.89%) MCSE
7 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.89%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.55%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (7.55%) ProxySG
2 2 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (26.42%) OPNET
2 5 (9.43%) CiscoWorks
3 4 (7.55%) FortiGate
4 2 (3.77%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 51 (96.23%) Cisco
2 35 (66.04%) F5
3 21 (39.62%) Juniper
4 20 (37.74%) Nokia
4 20 (37.74%) Fortinet
5 19 (35.85%) SolarWinds
6 17 (32.08%) BMC
7 14 (26.42%) Riverbed
8 11 (20.75%) Blue Coat
9 7 (13.21%) HP
10 5 (9.43%) McAfee
11 3 (5.66%) Sourcefire
11 3 (5.66%) IBM
11 3 (5.66%) Citrix
12 2 (3.77%) Meraki
12 2 (3.77%) ScanSafe
12 2 (3.77%) Symantec
12 2 (3.77%) CA
12 2 (3.77%) Motorola
12 2 (3.77%) VMware
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