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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CheckPoint
Rank 98 80 94
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +14
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 15 29 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.64% 1.36% 0.49%
As % of the Vendors category 1.32% 2.83% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 19 7
Average daily rate
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£411 £343 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.07% +14.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £258 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £431 £318
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.02% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.53 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+55.33% -43.66%
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
1138 1024 1001
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 48.93% 47.87% 49.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 596 503 438
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £470 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 79 97
Average hourly rate £15.77 £17.48 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.75% -22.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £10.32 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.73 £30.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 December 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 December 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
Birmingham -5 4 £356 +137.50% 6
Warwickshire -5 2 £408 - 1
Coventry -10 1 £525 +10.23%
Shropshire -18 1 £410 +10.06%
Staffordshire - 1 £418 -
Solihull - - - -
CheckPoint
England

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 57 (95.00%) Cisco
2 53 (88.33%) Firewall
3 42 (70.00%) Cisco Certification
4 31 (51.67%) CCNP
5 30 (50.00%) F5
6 27 (45.00%) CCNA
6 27 (45.00%) OSPF
7 26 (43.33%) Juniper
8 25 (41.67%) BGP
9 24 (40.00%) Load Balancing
10 23 (38.33%) Nokia
11 22 (36.67%) Network Security
11 22 (36.67%) BIG-IP
11 22 (36.67%) Network Management
12 19 (31.67%) Security Cleared
13 18 (30.00%) ITIL
13 18 (30.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 17 (28.33%) Cisco Nexus
14 17 (28.33%) LAN
15 16 (26.67%) Network Monitoring
16 15 (25.00%) SolarWinds
17 14 (23.33%) SC Cleared
17 14 (23.33%) Fortinet
18 13 (21.67%) Network Design
18 13 (21.67%) OPNET
18 13 (21.67%) Blue Coat
18 13 (21.67%) WAN
18 13 (21.67%) CSS
18 13 (21.67%) BMC
18 13 (21.67%) Riverbed

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 1 (1.67%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (11.67%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.33%) MS Project
3 1 (1.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 53 (88.33%) Firewall
2 27 (45.00%) OSPF
3 25 (41.67%) BGP
4 22 (36.67%) Network Security
4 22 (36.67%) BIG-IP
5 18 (30.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 17 (28.33%) Cisco Nexus
6 17 (28.33%) LAN
7 13 (21.67%) WAN
8 10 (16.67%) MPLS
9 7 (11.67%) BT 21CN
9 7 (11.67%) VPN
10 5 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (8.33%) Junos
11 4 (6.67%) Internet
11 4 (6.67%) Wireless
12 3 (5.00%) Extranet
12 3 (5.00%) TCP/IP
13 2 (3.33%) Wi-Fi
14 1 (1.67%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.67%) Oracle OWB
General
1 5 (8.33%) Telecoms
1 5 (8.33%) Banking
2 4 (6.67%) Finance
3 2 (3.33%) Financial Institution
3 2 (3.33%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.67%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 32 (53.33%) Network Engineer
2 11 (18.33%) Design Engineer
2 11 (18.33%) Network Design Engineer
2 11 (18.33%) Firewall Engineer
3 9 (15.00%) Implementation Engineer
3 9 (15.00%) Network Implementation Engineer
4 8 (13.33%) Network Specialist
5 7 (11.67%) Monitoring Specialist
6 5 (8.33%) Senior Network Engineer
6 5 (8.33%) Monitoring Engineer
6 5 (8.33%) Network Monitoring Engineer
7 4 (6.67%) Network Security Engineer
7 4 (6.67%) Security Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) Support Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) Security Consultant
8 2 (3.33%) Network Support
8 2 (3.33%) Consultant
8 2 (3.33%) Cisco Support
9 1 (1.67%) Network Security Consultant
9 1 (1.67%) Security Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (21.67%) CSS
2 4 (6.67%) Middleware
3 1 (1.67%) XML
3 1 (1.67%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 12 (20.00%) Visualisation
1 12 (20.00%) User Experience
2 8 (13.33%) Clustering
3 3 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.67%) Statistics
4 1 (1.67%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.67%) UNIX
2 6 (10.00%) Solaris
2 6 (10.00%) Linux
3 1 (1.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (40.00%) Load Balancing
2 22 (36.67%) Network Management
3 18 (30.00%) ITIL
4 16 (26.67%) Network Monitoring
5 13 (21.67%) Network Design
6 11 (18.33%) Network Architecture
7 6 (10.00%) Risk Assessment
8 5 (8.33%) Performance Monitoring
8 5 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (5.00%) E-Commerce
9 3 (5.00%) Low Latency
9 3 (5.00%) Ultra-Low Latency
10 2 (3.33%) Mentoring
10 2 (3.33%) Root Cause Analysis
10 2 (3.33%) Capacity Planning
10 2 (3.33%) Project Management
10 2 (3.33%) Information Security
10 2 (3.33%) Change Management
10 2 (3.33%) Migration
10 2 (3.33%) Fault Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (11.67%) Tcl
1 7 (11.67%) Perl
2 1 (1.67%) Java
2 1 (1.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 42 (70.00%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (51.67%) CCNP
3 27 (45.00%) CCNA
4 19 (31.67%) Security Cleared
5 14 (23.33%) SC Cleared
6 5 (8.33%) CCSA
6 5 (8.33%) Check Point Certification
7 2 (3.33%) CCDP
8 1 (1.67%) HP ASE
8 1 (1.67%) HP MASE
8 1 (1.67%) JNCIS
8 1 (1.67%) Degree
8 1 (1.67%) CCSE
8 1 (1.67%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (1.67%) ISEB
8 1 (1.67%) PMP
8 1 (1.67%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.67%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.33%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.67%) GPG13
System Software
1 2 (3.33%) ProxySG
2 1 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.67%) Snort
2 1 (1.67%) Squid
Systems Management
1 13 (21.67%) OPNET
2 2 (3.33%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (1.67%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 57 (95.00%) Cisco
2 30 (50.00%) F5
3 26 (43.33%) Juniper
4 23 (38.33%) Nokia
5 15 (25.00%) SolarWinds
6 14 (23.33%) Fortinet
7 13 (21.67%) Blue Coat
7 13 (21.67%) BMC
7 13 (21.67%) Riverbed
8 7 (11.67%) BT
9 5 (8.33%) HP
10 3 (5.00%) Citrix
11 2 (3.33%) Microsoft
11 2 (3.33%) McAfee
11 2 (3.33%) Sourcefire
12 1 (1.67%) AirMagnet
12 1 (1.67%) Brocade
12 1 (1.67%) VMware
12 1 (1.67%) Websense
12 1 (1.67%) webMethods
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