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 3 June 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CheckPoint
Rank 61 83 82
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -1
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 66 30 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.67% 1.29% 1.10%
As % of the Vendors category 5.57% 2.61% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 17 12
Average daily rate
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£340 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £312 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £470 £556
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £30.25 £19.63
% change year-on-year
+28.92% +54.14%
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
1185 1150 833
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 47.96% 49.31% 50.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 706 532 345
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 88 87
Average hourly rate £20.50 £15.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.66% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £34.48 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -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 3 June 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 3 June 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 +28 49 £340 -2.85% 13
Shropshire -4 8 £400 -3.61%
Coventry - 3 - - 2
Staffordshire -2 1 £400 -23.80%
Herefordshire - 1 - -
CheckPoint
England

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 89 (92.71%) Cisco
2 70 (72.92%) Firewall
3 55 (57.29%) Cisco Certification
4 49 (51.04%) F5
5 47 (48.96%) CCNP
6 41 (42.71%) Juniper
7 40 (41.67%) OSPF
8 39 (40.63%) Network Security
9 36 (37.50%) BGP
10 30 (31.25%) Security Cleared
11 25 (26.04%) MPLS
11 25 (26.04%) CCNA
11 25 (26.04%) Blue Coat
12 23 (23.96%) WAN
13 21 (21.88%) Clustering
13 21 (21.88%) Cisco ASA
13 21 (21.88%) Load Balancing
14 19 (19.79%) VPN
15 17 (17.71%) LAN
15 17 (17.71%) Riverbed
15 17 (17.71%) Cisco Nexus
16 16 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 16 (16.67%) CSS
16 16 (16.67%) BIG-IP
16 16 (16.67%) Fortinet
17 15 (15.63%) Data Centre
18 14 (14.58%) SC Cleared
19 13 (13.54%) SolarWinds
19 13 (13.54%) UNIX
19 13 (13.54%) Linux

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 5 (5.21%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.08%) MS Office
3 1 (1.04%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.04%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 70 (72.92%) Firewall
2 40 (41.67%) OSPF
3 39 (40.63%) Network Security
4 36 (37.50%) BGP
5 25 (26.04%) MPLS
6 23 (23.96%) WAN
7 21 (21.88%) Cisco ASA
8 19 (19.79%) VPN
9 17 (17.71%) LAN
9 17 (17.71%) Cisco Nexus
10 16 (16.67%) BIG-IP
10 16 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 9 (9.38%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 9 (9.38%) DNS
12 8 (8.33%) WLAN
13 7 (7.29%) VoIP
13 7 (7.29%) DMVPN
14 6 (6.25%) TCP/IP
15 5 (5.21%) Multicast
15 5 (5.21%) Wireless
General
1 9 (9.38%) Telecoms
1 9 (9.38%) Banking
2 6 (6.25%) Marketing
3 5 (5.21%) Investment Banking
3 5 (5.21%) Finance
4 3 (3.13%) Retail
5 2 (2.08%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.08%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 48 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 22 (22.92%) Network Security Engineer
2 22 (22.92%) Security Engineer
3 12 (12.50%) Design Engineer
4 11 (11.46%) Firewall Engineer
4 11 (11.46%) Network Design Engineer
5 10 (10.42%) Consultant
6 8 (8.33%) Support Engineer
7 7 (7.29%) Project Manager
7 7 (7.29%) Network Support
8 6 (6.25%) Network Support Engineer
9 5 (5.21%) Analyst
9 5 (5.21%) Technical Project Manager
9 5 (5.21%) Network Analyst
9 5 (5.21%) Technical Manager
10 4 (4.17%) Monitoring Specialist
10 4 (4.17%) Technical Consultant
10 4 (4.17%) Network Consultant
10 4 (4.17%) Architect
10 4 (4.17%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (16.67%) CSS
2 1 (1.04%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 21 (21.88%) Clustering
2 15 (15.63%) Data Centre
3 6 (6.25%) User Experience
4 4 (4.17%) Visualisation
5 2 (2.08%) DTV
5 2 (2.08%) e-Health
6 1 (1.04%) SecurID
6 1 (1.04%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (13.54%) UNIX
1 13 (13.54%) Linux
2 9 (9.38%) Windows
3 7 (7.29%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (21.88%) Load Balancing
2 10 (10.42%) Network Management
3 9 (9.38%) WAN Optimisation
3 9 (9.38%) ITIL
3 9 (9.38%) Network Monitoring
4 7 (7.29%) Project Management
4 7 (7.29%) Service Management
5 6 (6.25%) PRINCE2
5 6 (6.25%) Network Architecture
5 6 (6.25%) Incident Management
5 6 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (5.21%) Kalman Filter
6 5 (5.21%) PRINCE
7 4 (4.17%) Migration
7 4 (4.17%) TOGAF
7 4 (4.17%) Service Delivery
7 4 (4.17%) Risk Assessment
7 4 (4.17%) ITIL V3
8 3 (3.13%) Low Latency
8 3 (3.13%) Ultra-Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.13%) Perl
1 3 (3.13%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 55 (57.29%) Cisco Certification
2 47 (48.96%) CCNP
3 30 (31.25%) Security Cleared
4 25 (26.04%) CCNA
5 14 (14.58%) SC Cleared
6 10 (10.42%) CCIE
7 7 (7.29%) CCSA
8 6 (6.25%) Check Point Certification
9 4 (4.17%) PMP
9 4 (4.17%) PMI Certification
9 4 (4.17%) CCSE
9 4 (4.17%) CCDP
10 3 (3.13%) CCDA
11 1 (1.04%) MCSE
11 1 (1.04%) ISEB
11 1 (1.04%) CISSP
11 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (1.04%) JNCIS
11 1 (1.04%) DV Cleared
11 1 (1.04%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 3 (3.13%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.04%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (4.17%) ProxySG
1 4 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (7.29%) CiscoWorks
2 6 (6.25%) OPNET
3 5 (5.21%) FortiGate
4 2 (2.08%) CA Spectrum
5 1 (1.04%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 89 (92.71%) Cisco
2 49 (51.04%) F5
3 41 (42.71%) Juniper
4 25 (26.04%) Blue Coat
5 17 (17.71%) Riverbed
6 16 (16.67%) Fortinet
7 13 (13.54%) SolarWinds
7 13 (13.54%) BMC
8 10 (10.42%) McAfee
9 9 (9.38%) Nokia
10 7 (7.29%) IBM
11 5 (5.21%) HP
12 4 (4.17%) VMware
12 4 (4.17%) Sourcefire
13 3 (3.13%) Brocade
13 3 (3.13%) Remedy
14 2 (2.08%) SAP
14 2 (2.08%) Citrix
14 2 (2.08%) CA
14 2 (2.08%) ScanSafe
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