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 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CheckPoint
Rank 56 80 84
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +4
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 73 33 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.71% 1.38% 0.82%
As % of the Vendors category 5.33% 2.73% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 18 9
Average daily rate
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£343 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £318 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £467 £571
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £28.94 £19.63
% change year-on-year
+38.22% +47.45%
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
1370 1210 895
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 50.85% 50.63% 49.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 758 582 386
Average daily rate £363 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £213 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £479 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 89 113
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.35% -12.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.03 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.80 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 April 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 24 April 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 +30 49 £340 -2.85% 8
Shropshire -12 11 £400 +2.56%
Staffordshire -10 3 £338 -35.71%
Coventry - 2 - -
Warwickshire 0 1 £450 -11.33%
CheckPoint
England

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 83 (94.32%) Cisco
2 64 (72.73%) Firewall
3 48 (54.55%) Cisco Certification
4 45 (51.14%) F5
5 39 (44.32%) CCNP
6 37 (42.05%) OSPF
7 36 (40.91%) Juniper
7 36 (40.91%) Network Security
8 34 (38.64%) BGP
9 27 (30.68%) Security Cleared
10 23 (26.14%) CCNA
11 22 (25.00%) Blue Coat
12 20 (22.73%) Load Balancing
12 20 (22.73%) MPLS
13 19 (21.59%) WAN
14 18 (20.45%) VPN
14 18 (20.45%) Clustering
14 18 (20.45%) Cisco ASA
15 17 (19.32%) Riverbed
15 17 (19.32%) LAN
16 15 (17.05%) Cisco Nexus
17 14 (15.91%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 14 (15.91%) SC Cleared
18 13 (14.77%) Fortinet
18 13 (14.77%) BIG-IP
19 12 (13.64%) Linux
19 12 (13.64%) CSS
19 12 (13.64%) UNIX
20 11 (12.50%) ITIL
20 11 (12.50%) Nokia

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 6 (6.82%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.27%) MS Office
3 1 (1.14%) MS Project
3 1 (1.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 64 (72.73%) Firewall
2 37 (42.05%) OSPF
3 36 (40.91%) Network Security
4 34 (38.64%) BGP
5 20 (22.73%) MPLS
6 19 (21.59%) WAN
7 18 (20.45%) VPN
7 18 (20.45%) Cisco ASA
8 17 (19.32%) LAN
9 15 (17.05%) Cisco Nexus
10 14 (15.91%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 13 (14.77%) BIG-IP
12 8 (9.09%) DNS
13 7 (7.95%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 5 (5.68%) WLAN
14 5 (5.68%) Wireless
14 5 (5.68%) Junos
14 5 (5.68%) Multicast
15 4 (4.55%) Structured Cabling
15 4 (4.55%) DMVPN
General
1 9 (10.23%) Banking
2 7 (7.95%) Telecoms
3 6 (6.82%) Marketing
4 5 (5.68%) Investment Banking
5 4 (4.55%) Finance
6 2 (2.27%) Retail
6 2 (2.27%) Electronics
6 2 (2.27%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 45 (51.14%) Network Engineer
2 20 (22.73%) Security Engineer
2 20 (22.73%) Network Security Engineer
3 12 (13.64%) Network Design Engineer
3 12 (13.64%) Design Engineer
4 11 (12.50%) Consultant
5 10 (11.36%) Firewall Engineer
6 7 (7.95%) Project Manager
6 7 (7.95%) Support Engineer
7 6 (6.82%) Network Support
8 5 (5.68%) Analyst
8 5 (5.68%) Technical Project Manager
8 5 (5.68%) Network Support Engineer
8 5 (5.68%) Network Analyst
8 5 (5.68%) Technical Manager
9 4 (4.55%) Monitoring Specialist
9 4 (4.55%) Network Specialist
9 4 (4.55%) Technical Consultant
9 4 (4.55%) Network Consultant
9 4 (4.55%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (13.64%) CSS
2 1 (1.14%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 18 (20.45%) Clustering
2 6 (6.82%) User Experience
3 4 (4.55%) Visualisation
4 3 (3.41%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.27%) e-Health
5 2 (2.27%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 12 (13.64%) Linux
1 12 (13.64%) UNIX
2 8 (9.09%) Windows
3 7 (7.95%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (22.73%) Load Balancing
2 11 (12.50%) ITIL
3 10 (11.36%) Network Management
3 10 (11.36%) Network Monitoring
4 8 (9.09%) Network Design
5 7 (7.95%) Project Management
6 6 (6.82%) WAN Optimisation
6 6 (6.82%) Network Architecture
6 6 (6.82%) Service Management
6 6 (6.82%) PRINCE2
7 5 (5.68%) PRINCE
7 5 (5.68%) Incident Management
7 5 (5.68%) Kalman Filter
8 4 (4.55%) ITIL V3
8 4 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (4.55%) Service Delivery
8 4 (4.55%) Migration
8 4 (4.55%) Risk Assessment
9 3 (3.41%) E-Commerce
9 3 (3.41%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.41%) Perl
1 3 (3.41%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 48 (54.55%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (44.32%) CCNP
3 27 (30.68%) Security Cleared
4 23 (26.14%) CCNA
5 14 (15.91%) SC Cleared
6 7 (7.95%) CCIE
7 5 (5.68%) Check Point Certification
7 5 (5.68%) CCSA
8 4 (4.55%) PMP
8 4 (4.55%) PMI Certification
9 3 (3.41%) CCDP
10 2 (2.27%) CCDA
11 1 (1.14%) MCSE
11 1 (1.14%) CISSP
11 1 (1.14%) ISEB
11 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (1.14%) CCSE
11 1 (1.14%) JNCIS
11 1 (1.14%) HP ASE
11 1 (1.14%) HP MASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.68%) PCI DSS
2 3 (3.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.14%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (4.55%) ProxySG
2 3 (3.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (6.82%) OPNET
2 5 (5.68%) CiscoWorks
2 5 (5.68%) FortiGate
3 2 (2.27%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 83 (94.32%) Cisco
2 45 (51.14%) F5
3 36 (40.91%) Juniper
4 22 (25.00%) Blue Coat
5 17 (19.32%) Riverbed
6 13 (14.77%) Fortinet
7 11 (12.50%) Nokia
7 11 (12.50%) SolarWinds
8 10 (11.36%) BMC
9 7 (7.95%) McAfee
10 5 (5.68%) HP
11 4 (4.55%) IBM
12 3 (3.41%) Remedy
12 3 (3.41%) Sourcefire
12 3 (3.41%) VMware
13 2 (2.27%) ScanSafe
13 2 (2.27%) BT
13 2 (2.27%) CA
13 2 (2.27%) Citrix
13 2 (2.27%) SAP
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