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 27 August 2016 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
CheckPoint
Rank 104 86 85
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -1
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 44 31 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.36% 1.25% 1.49%
As % of the Vendors category 2.87% 2.90% 2.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 18 14
Median daily rate £388 £320 £306
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.09% +4.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £279 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £375 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £345
% change year-on-year
- +8.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £45.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £27.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+60.18% -28.00%
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
1533 1070 1269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 47.45% 43.04% 49.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 850 548 610
Median daily rate £400 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 77 95
Median hourly rate £13.25 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.66% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.90 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £31.44 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.52 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.99% +5.82%

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 27 August 2016.

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 27 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -15 13 £394 +29.09% 1
Birmingham -17 10 £294 -6.74% 3
Staffordshire +2 4 - -
Worcestershire - 3 £350 -
Solihull -4 2 - -
Warwickshire -8 2 £425 -
CheckPoint
England

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, 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 76 (91.57%) Cisco
2 73 (87.95%) Firewall
3 48 (57.83%) Cisco Certification
4 43 (51.81%) Juniper
5 41 (49.40%) OSPF
6 40 (48.19%) F5
7 38 (45.78%) Fortinet
8 36 (43.37%) BGP
9 34 (40.96%) CCNP
10 29 (34.94%) BIG-IP
11 28 (33.73%) CCNA
11 28 (33.73%) Cisco Nexus
12 27 (32.53%) WAN
13 26 (31.33%) LAN
13 26 (31.33%) Nokia
13 26 (31.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 25 (30.12%) Load Balancing
15 23 (27.71%) SolarWinds
15 23 (27.71%) Security Cleared
15 23 (27.71%) Network Monitoring
16 21 (25.30%) BMC
17 20 (24.10%) CSS
17 20 (24.10%) Cisco ASA
17 20 (24.10%) Network Security
17 20 (24.10%) Riverbed
18 19 (22.89%) SC Cleared
18 19 (22.89%) Data Centre
18 19 (22.89%) OPNET
19 18 (21.69%) ITIL
19 18 (21.69%) Network Management

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 6 (7.23%) Exchange Server 2010
1 6 (7.23%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.61%) SAS
3 1 (1.20%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (3.61%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.20%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.20%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 73 (87.95%) Firewall
2 41 (49.40%) OSPF
3 36 (43.37%) BGP
4 29 (34.94%) BIG-IP
5 28 (33.73%) Cisco Nexus
6 27 (32.53%) WAN
7 26 (31.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 26 (31.33%) LAN
8 20 (24.10%) Cisco ASA
8 20 (24.10%) Network Security
9 15 (18.07%) Wireless
10 10 (12.05%) VPN
10 10 (12.05%) Wi-Fi
11 9 (10.84%) DHCP
12 8 (9.64%) VLAN
12 8 (9.64%) VoIP
13 6 (7.23%) DNS
13 6 (7.23%) WLAN
14 5 (6.02%) Intrusion Detection
14 5 (6.02%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.61%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.20%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 1 (1.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (4.82%) Finance
2 1 (1.20%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 44 (53.01%) Network Engineer
2 25 (30.12%) Cisco Engineer
2 25 (30.12%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 9 (10.84%) Network Specialist
4 7 (8.43%) Design Engineer
4 7 (8.43%) Implementation Engineer
4 7 (8.43%) Monitoring Engineer
4 7 (8.43%) Monitoring Specialist
4 7 (8.43%) Network Monitoring Engineer
4 7 (8.43%) Network Monitoring Specialist
4 7 (8.43%) Network Support
4 7 (8.43%) Support Engineer
5 6 (7.23%) Analyst
5 6 (7.23%) Network Analyst
5 6 (7.23%) Network Design Engineer
5 6 (7.23%) Network Implementation Engineer
5 6 (7.23%) Network Support Engineer
6 5 (6.02%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
6 5 (6.02%) Wireless Engineer
6 5 (6.02%) Wireless Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (24.10%) CSS
2 5 (6.02%) Middleware
3 2 (2.41%) 802.1X
4 1 (1.20%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (22.89%) Data Centre
2 13 (15.66%) User Experience
3 8 (9.64%) Visualisation
4 3 (3.61%) Blackberry
4 3 (3.61%) CESG
4 3 (3.61%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.61%) Fat Client
4 3 (3.61%) PDA
4 3 (3.61%) Thin Client
5 2 (2.41%) CMDB
5 2 (2.41%) e-Health
6 1 (1.20%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.20%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.20%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.20%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 12 (14.46%) Windows
2 11 (13.25%) Windows Server
3 4 (4.82%) Unix
4 3 (3.61%) Linux
4 3 (3.61%) Solaris
4 3 (3.61%) SUSE
4 3 (3.61%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (3.61%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (30.12%) Load Balancing
2 23 (27.71%) Network Monitoring
3 18 (21.69%) ITIL
3 18 (21.69%) Network Management
4 17 (20.48%) ITIL V3
5 14 (16.87%) Network Design
6 13 (15.66%) Network Architecture
7 11 (13.25%) Continuous Improvement
7 11 (13.25%) Performance Monitoring
8 5 (6.02%) Project Management
8 5 (6.02%) SIEM
9 4 (4.82%) Change Management
9 4 (4.82%) Kalman Filter
9 4 (4.82%) Service Management
9 4 (4.82%) Web Filtering
10 3 (3.61%) Mentoring
10 3 (3.61%) Presales
10 3 (3.61%) Root Cause Analysis
10 3 (3.61%) Virtual Environments
10 3 (3.61%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.41%) Java
1 2 (2.41%) PowerShell
1 2 (2.41%) Python
1 2 (2.41%) Shell Script
1 2 (2.41%) Tcl
2 1 (1.20%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.20%) PHP
2 1 (1.20%) SQL
Qualifications
1 48 (57.83%) Cisco Certification
2 34 (40.96%) CCNP
3 28 (33.73%) CCNA
4 23 (27.71%) Security Cleared
5 19 (22.89%) SC Cleared
6 11 (13.25%) CCDP
7 10 (12.05%) CCIE
8 5 (6.02%) CCSE
8 5 (6.02%) JNCIA
9 4 (4.82%) CCDA
9 4 (4.82%) CCSA
9 4 (4.82%) JNCIP
10 3 (3.61%) Degree
10 3 (3.61%) PMI Certification
10 3 (3.61%) PMP
11 2 (2.41%) JNCIS
12 1 (1.20%) CCVP
12 1 (1.20%) ISEB
12 1 (1.20%) ISEB Practitioner
12 1 (1.20%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.20%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (7.23%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.61%) Terminal Server
3 3 (3.61%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (2.41%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 19 (22.89%) OPNET
2 10 (12.05%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (3.61%) FortiGate
4 2 (2.41%) CA Spectrum
4 2 (2.41%) Cisco LMS
5 1 (1.20%) Cacti
5 1 (1.20%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (1.20%) Nagios
5 1 (1.20%) OpenView
5 1 (1.20%) SmokePing
Vendors
1 76 (91.57%) Cisco
2 43 (51.81%) Juniper
3 40 (48.19%) F5
4 38 (45.78%) Fortinet
5 26 (31.33%) Nokia
6 23 (27.71%) SolarWinds
7 21 (25.30%) BMC
8 20 (24.10%) Riverbed
9 10 (12.05%) HP
9 10 (12.05%) Palo Alto
10 8 (9.64%) Intel Security
10 8 (9.64%) VMware
11 7 (8.43%) Aruba
12 6 (7.23%) Dell
13 5 (6.02%) Avaya
13 5 (6.02%) Blue Coat
13 5 (6.02%) Citrix
13 5 (6.02%) Microsoft
14 4 (4.82%) Meraki
15 3 (3.61%) Fujitsu