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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CheckPoint
Rank 85 76 82
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +6
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 38 26 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.50% 1.21% 1.24%
As % of the Vendors category 2.99% 2.70% 2.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 14 8
Average daily rate
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£306 £305 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.40% +24.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £224 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £359 £312
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 9
Average hourly rate - - £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £16.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+127.27% -46.77%
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
1270 964 1088
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 49.98% 44.96% 48.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 615 471 512
Average daily rate £325 £328 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.76% -6.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 61 91
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.62 £11.00 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £28.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.05%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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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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 +18 19 £280 -13.17% 9
Shropshire -3 8 £325 +4.83% 1
Staffordshire - 2 - -
Solihull +2 1 - -
Warwickshire - - - - 1
Worcestershire - - - -
CheckPoint
England

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (78.79%) Firewall
2 50 (75.76%) Cisco
3 33 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 29 (43.94%) CCNP
5 24 (36.36%) Juniper
6 22 (33.33%) F5
7 20 (30.30%) WAN
8 18 (27.27%) Blue Coat
9 17 (25.76%) Network Security
9 17 (25.76%) Security Cleared
10 16 (24.24%) LAN
11 15 (22.73%) OSPF
11 15 (22.73%) BIG-IP
12 14 (21.21%) Load Balancing
12 14 (21.21%) SC Cleared
13 13 (19.70%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 13 (19.70%) BGP
14 12 (18.18%) Cisco Nexus
15 11 (16.67%) MPLS
15 11 (16.67%) CSS
15 11 (16.67%) CCNA
15 11 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
16 10 (15.15%) Fortinet
16 10 (15.15%) UNIX
17 9 (13.64%) ITIL
17 9 (13.64%) McAfee
17 9 (13.64%) Nokia
18 8 (12.12%) Windows
18 8 (12.12%) Linux
18 8 (12.12%) VPN

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 6 (9.09%) CMS
2 3 (4.55%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (7.58%) MS Visio
2 3 (4.55%) MS Project
3 1 (1.52%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 52 (78.79%) Firewall
2 20 (30.30%) WAN
3 17 (25.76%) Network Security
4 16 (24.24%) LAN
5 15 (22.73%) OSPF
5 15 (22.73%) BIG-IP
6 13 (19.70%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 13 (19.70%) BGP
7 12 (18.18%) Cisco Nexus
8 11 (16.67%) MPLS
8 11 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (12.12%) VPN
10 7 (10.61%) VoIP
11 6 (9.09%) DMVPN
11 6 (9.09%) TCP/IP
12 5 (7.58%) Internet
12 5 (7.58%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 5 (7.58%) Junos
13 4 (6.06%) Cisco IOS
13 4 (6.06%) Nortel Meridian
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.03%) Oracle OWB
General
1 6 (9.09%) Finance
2 5 (7.58%) Banking
3 3 (4.55%) Investment Banking
3 3 (4.55%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.55%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.52%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (40.91%) Network Engineer
2 13 (19.70%) Firewall Engineer
3 6 (9.09%) Support Engineer
3 6 (9.09%) Network Support Engineer
3 6 (9.09%) Network Support
4 5 (7.58%) Network Design Engineer
4 5 (7.58%) Implementation Engineer
4 5 (7.58%) Design Engineer
4 5 (7.58%) Analyst
4 5 (7.58%) Network Implementation Engineer
5 4 (6.06%) Programme Manager
5 4 (6.06%) Network Security Engineer
5 4 (6.06%) Consultant
5 4 (6.06%) Security Engineer
5 4 (6.06%) Data Analyst
6 3 (4.55%) Voice Analyst
6 3 (4.55%) Network Specialist
6 3 (4.55%) Network Analyst
6 3 (4.55%) Security Consultant
6 3 (4.55%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (16.67%) CSS
2 3 (4.55%) XML
3 1 (1.52%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.12%) Clustering
2 4 (6.06%) Visualisation
2 4 (6.06%) NHS
3 1 (1.52%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (15.15%) UNIX
2 8 (12.12%) Windows
2 8 (12.12%) Linux
3 6 (9.09%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (21.21%) Load Balancing
2 9 (13.64%) ITIL
3 7 (10.61%) Network Management
4 6 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
4 6 (9.09%) Incident Management
5 5 (7.58%) Network Design
6 4 (6.06%) Network Architecture
6 4 (6.06%) Network Monitoring
6 4 (6.06%) WAN Optimisation
6 4 (6.06%) Service Management
6 4 (6.06%) Service Delivery
6 4 (6.06%) PRINCE2
6 4 (6.06%) Programme Management
7 3 (4.55%) Problem Management
7 3 (4.55%) E-Commerce
7 3 (4.55%) Low Latency
7 3 (4.55%) Ultra-Low Latency
7 3 (4.55%) Test Strategy
7 3 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (3.03%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.61%) Perl
1 7 (10.61%) Tcl
2 3 (4.55%) SQL
2 3 (4.55%) Java
Qualifications
1 33 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (43.94%) CCNP
3 17 (25.76%) Security Cleared
4 14 (21.21%) SC Cleared
5 11 (16.67%) CCNA
6 5 (7.58%) CCSA
6 5 (7.58%) Check Point Certification
7 2 (3.03%) ISEB
7 2 (3.03%) CCDP
7 2 (3.03%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (3.03%) Degree
8 1 (1.52%) JNCIS
8 1 (1.52%) CCSE
8 1 (1.52%) CCVP
8 1 (1.52%) CCDA
8 1 (1.52%) CCIE
8 1 (1.52%) PMP
8 1 (1.52%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.55%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.52%) GPG13
System Software
1 1 (1.52%) Squid
1 1 (1.52%) Snort
Systems Management
1 4 (6.06%) OPNET
Vendors
1 50 (75.76%) Cisco
2 24 (36.36%) Juniper
3 22 (33.33%) F5
4 18 (27.27%) Blue Coat
5 10 (15.15%) Fortinet
6 9 (13.64%) McAfee
6 9 (13.64%) Nokia
7 7 (10.61%) BT
7 7 (10.61%) Avaya
8 4 (6.06%) Riverbed
8 4 (6.06%) SolarWinds
8 4 (6.06%) Verint
8 4 (6.06%) BMC
8 4 (6.06%) Nortel
9 3 (4.55%) Sourcefire
9 3 (4.55%) Microsoft
9 3 (4.55%) webMethods
10 2 (3.03%) Foundry
10 2 (3.03%) Websense
10 2 (3.03%) Oracle
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