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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CheckPoint over the 3 months to 23 January 2017 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.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
CheckPoint
England / West Midlands
Rank 80 102 94
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -8
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 44 13 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.84% 0.54% 0.70%
As % of the Vendors category 4.06% 1.17% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 9 12
Median daily rate £450 £363 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% -12.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £170 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £450 £472
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £45.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +40.62%

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
1085 1115 1024
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 45.34% 46.42% 48.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 605 547 532
Median daily rate £400 £408 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.84% +16.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £235 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 41 102
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £16.41
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +6.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £10.61 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £23.90 £28.69
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £23.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-19.56% +35.29%

CheckPoint
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing CheckPoint as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 23 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CheckPoint within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire +27 15 £450 -10.00% 2
Solihull +3 9 - - 1
Birmingham +1 9 £360 +111.76% 6
Coventry -14 9 £475 +31.03% 1
Smethwick - 1 £360 -
Staffordshire - 1 £500 -
CheckPoint
England

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing CheckPoint also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for CheckPoint.

1 62 (73.81%) Cisco
2 59 (70.24%) Firewall
3 38 (45.24%) Cisco Certification
4 31 (36.90%) OSPF
5 30 (35.71%) WAN
6 29 (34.52%) LAN
6 29 (34.52%) CCNP
7 28 (33.33%) Juniper
8 26 (30.95%) Security Cleared
9 24 (28.57%) SC Cleared
10 23 (27.38%) F5
11 22 (26.19%) Fortinet
12 20 (23.81%) CCNA
13 18 (21.43%) Network Design
13 18 (21.43%) Network Monitoring
14 17 (20.24%) Cisco ASA
14 17 (20.24%) Finance
15 14 (16.67%) Load Balancing
16 13 (15.48%) Stakeholder Management
16 13 (15.48%) BGP
16 13 (15.48%) Data Centre
17 12 (14.29%) Remedy
17 12 (14.29%) Oracle
17 12 (14.29%) ITIL
17 12 (14.29%) Network Management
18 11 (13.10%) Microsoft Azure
18 11 (13.10%) Cisco Nexus
18 11 (13.10%) CSS
18 11 (13.10%) VPN
19 10 (11.90%) Microsoft

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (3.57%) MS Exchange
1 3 (3.57%) OpenStack
1 3 (3.57%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.38%) SAS
3 1 (1.19%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.19%) MS Project
2 1 (1.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (3.57%) assyst
2 2 (2.38%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 11 (13.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.38%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 59 (70.24%) Firewall
2 31 (36.90%) OSPF
3 30 (35.71%) WAN
4 29 (34.52%) LAN
5 17 (20.24%) Cisco ASA
6 13 (15.48%) BGP
7 11 (13.10%) Cisco Nexus
7 11 (13.10%) VPN
8 8 (9.52%) Network Security
9 7 (8.33%) BIG-IP
9 7 (8.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 7 (8.33%) VoIP
10 6 (7.14%) DHCP
10 6 (7.14%) DNS
10 6 (7.14%) MPLS
10 6 (7.14%) VLAN
10 6 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (5.95%) Cisco PIX
11 5 (5.95%) DMZ
11 5 (5.95%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.76%) MySQL
1 4 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.19%) Oracle OWB
2 1 (1.19%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (1.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 17 (20.24%) Finance
2 1 (1.19%) Banking
2 1 (1.19%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 40 (47.62%) Network Engineer
2 15 (17.86%) Cisco Engineer
2 15 (17.86%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 10 (11.90%) Network Support
3 10 (11.90%) Network Support Engineer
3 10 (11.90%) Support Engineer
4 8 (9.52%) Project Manager
5 6 (7.14%) Design Engineer
5 6 (7.14%) Network Design Engineer
6 5 (5.95%) Network Manager
7 4 (4.76%) Analyst
7 4 (4.76%) Cisco Support
7 4 (4.76%) Cisco Support Engineer
7 4 (4.76%) Firewall Engineer
7 4 (4.76%) Implementation Engineer
7 4 (4.76%) Network Analyst
7 4 (4.76%) Network Implementation Engineer
7 4 (4.76%) Principal Engineer
7 4 (4.76%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 4 (4.76%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (13.10%) CSS
2 6 (7.14%) XML
3 3 (3.57%) .NET
3 3 (3.57%) SOAP
4 1 (1.19%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.19%) Middleware
4 1 (1.19%) Regular Expression
4 1 (1.19%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.48%) Data Centre
2 6 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.76%) Security Operations Centre
4 3 (3.57%) Blackberry
4 3 (3.57%) Fat Client
4 3 (3.57%) PDA
4 3 (3.57%) Thin Client
5 2 (2.38%) CMDB
5 2 (2.38%) Statistics
5 2 (2.38%) User Experience
6 1 (1.19%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.19%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.19%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 9 (10.71%) Windows
2 8 (9.52%) Linux
2 8 (9.52%) Unix
3 5 (5.95%) Windows Server
4 4 (4.76%) Solaris
5 3 (3.57%) SUSE
6 1 (1.19%) Windows 2000
6 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (21.43%) Network Design
1 18 (21.43%) Network Monitoring
2 14 (16.67%) Load Balancing
3 13 (15.48%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (14.29%) ITIL
4 12 (14.29%) Network Management
5 10 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (11.90%) Mentoring
6 9 (10.71%) Incident Management
6 9 (10.71%) Project Management
7 8 (9.52%) Service Delivery
8 6 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (7.14%) Process Improvement
8 6 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
8 6 (7.14%) Service Management
9 5 (5.95%) Coaching
9 5 (5.95%) Network Architecture
9 5 (5.95%) People Management
9 5 (5.95%) Problem Management
10 4 (4.76%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.33%) PowerShell
1 7 (8.33%) SQL
2 4 (4.76%) Python
3 3 (3.57%) Java
4 2 (2.38%) C
5 1 (1.19%) Perl
5 1 (1.19%) Prolog
Qualifications
1 38 (45.24%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (34.52%) CCNP
3 26 (30.95%) Security Cleared
4 24 (28.57%) SC Cleared
5 20 (23.81%) CCNA
6 7 (8.33%) CCDA
7 6 (7.14%) CCDP
8 5 (5.95%) CCVP
9 2 (2.38%) CCIE
9 2 (2.38%) CCSA
10 1 (1.19%) CISM
10 1 (1.19%) CISSP
10 1 (1.19%) Degree
10 1 (1.19%) DV Cleared
10 1 (1.19%) ISEB
10 1 (1.19%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (1.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (1.19%) PMI Certification
10 1 (1.19%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.19%) GPG13
1 1 (1.19%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (4.76%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.57%) Terminal Server
3 2 (2.38%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (5.95%) FortiGate
1 5 (5.95%) OPNET
2 1 (1.19%) ArcSight ESM
2 1 (1.19%) BladeLogic
2 1 (1.19%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (1.19%) OpenView
2 1 (1.19%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 62 (73.81%) Cisco
2 28 (33.33%) Juniper
3 23 (27.38%) F5
4 22 (26.19%) Fortinet
5 12 (14.29%) Oracle
5 12 (14.29%) Remedy
6 10 (11.90%) Aruba
6 10 (11.90%) Microsoft
6 10 (11.90%) Nokia
7 9 (10.71%) BMC
8 8 (9.52%) HP
8 8 (9.52%) VMware
9 7 (8.33%) Blue Coat
9 7 (8.33%) Riverbed
9 7 (8.33%) SolarWinds
10 5 (5.95%) IBM
10 5 (5.95%) Intel Security
11 4 (4.76%) Avaya
11 4 (4.76%) Citrix
11 4 (4.76%) Dell