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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CheckPoint
Rank 93 77 90
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +13
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 15 32 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.70% 1.51% 0.27%
As % of the Vendors category 1.45% 3.15% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 16 3
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£415 £304 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.62% +1.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £55.00 £41.75
% change year-on-year
-41.81% +31.73%
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
1038 1017 884
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 48.73% 48.06% 48.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 538 490 352
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 59 111
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.48 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.44% -30.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.97 £42.50 £34.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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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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 -3 5 £413 +175.00% 5
Warwickshire -1 2 £440 -
Coventry 0 1 £525 +30.03%
Shropshire -21 1 £410 +26.15%
Staffordshire - 1 £418 -
Worcestershire - - - - 1
Solihull - - - - 1
Wolverhampton - - - -
CheckPoint
England

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 37 (94.87%) Cisco
2 34 (87.18%) Firewall
3 28 (71.79%) F5
4 26 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
5 23 (58.97%) CCNA
6 21 (53.85%) Network Management
7 20 (51.28%) Nokia
8 18 (46.15%) CCNP
8 18 (46.15%) BIG-IP
9 16 (41.03%) LAN
9 16 (41.03%) OSPF
10 15 (38.46%) BGP
10 15 (38.46%) Cisco Nexus
10 15 (38.46%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 14 (35.90%) Network Monitoring
11 14 (35.90%) Load Balancing
11 14 (35.90%) ITIL
11 14 (35.90%) WAN
12 13 (33.33%) Network Security
12 13 (33.33%) SolarWinds
12 13 (33.33%) Security Cleared
13 12 (30.77%) Fortinet
13 12 (30.77%) Juniper
14 11 (28.21%) BMC
14 11 (28.21%) CSS
14 11 (28.21%) OPNET
14 11 (28.21%) Network Design
14 11 (28.21%) Riverbed
15 10 (25.64%) Visualisation
15 10 (25.64%) User Experience

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.56%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (5.13%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.56%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 34 (87.18%) Firewall
2 18 (46.15%) BIG-IP
3 16 (41.03%) LAN
3 16 (41.03%) OSPF
4 15 (38.46%) BGP
4 15 (38.46%) Cisco Nexus
4 15 (38.46%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 14 (35.90%) WAN
6 13 (33.33%) Network Security
7 9 (23.08%) MPLS
8 6 (15.38%) BT 21CN
8 6 (15.38%) Wireless
9 5 (12.82%) VPN
10 3 (7.69%) SSL
10 3 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
11 1 (2.56%) EIGRP
11 1 (2.56%) NetScreen
11 1 (2.56%) WLAN
11 1 (2.56%) IPv6
11 1 (2.56%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.56%) Oracle OWB
General
1 5 (12.82%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.13%) Banking
3 1 (2.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 24 (61.54%) Network Engineer
2 9 (23.08%) Network Design Engineer
2 9 (23.08%) Design Engineer
3 7 (17.95%) Implementation Engineer
3 7 (17.95%) Network Specialist
3 7 (17.95%) Network Implementation Engineer
4 6 (15.38%) Monitoring Specialist
5 4 (10.26%) Network Monitoring Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) Monitoring Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) Senior Network Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Security Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Network Security Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Support Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Cisco Support
7 2 (5.13%) Consultant
7 2 (5.13%) Network Support
8 1 (2.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (2.56%) Telecoms Engineer
8 1 (2.56%) Security Architect
8 1 (2.56%) Cisco Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (28.21%) CSS
2 4 (10.26%) Middleware
3 1 (2.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (25.64%) Visualisation
1 10 (25.64%) User Experience
2 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.13%) e-Health
3 1 (2.56%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.13%) Windows
2 1 (2.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (53.85%) Network Management
2 14 (35.90%) Network Monitoring
2 14 (35.90%) Load Balancing
2 14 (35.90%) ITIL
3 11 (28.21%) Network Design
4 9 (23.08%) Network Architecture
5 5 (12.82%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (10.26%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (7.69%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (5.13%) Resilience Testing
8 2 (5.13%) Mentoring
8 2 (5.13%) Fault Management
8 2 (5.13%) Change Management
8 2 (5.13%) Supplier Management
8 2 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (2.56%) Migration
9 1 (2.56%) Identity Management
9 1 (2.56%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.56%) Java
1 1 (2.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (58.97%) CCNA
3 18 (46.15%) CCNP
4 13 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 9 (23.08%) SC Cleared
6 2 (5.13%) CCDP
7 1 (2.56%) CCIE
7 1 (2.56%) ISEB
7 1 (2.56%) JNCIS
7 1 (2.56%) CCSE
7 1 (2.56%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (2.56%) HP ASE
7 1 (2.56%) HP MASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (10.26%) ProxySG
2 1 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (28.21%) OPNET
2 2 (5.13%) CA Spectrum
2 2 (5.13%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 37 (94.87%) Cisco
2 28 (71.79%) F5
3 20 (51.28%) Nokia
4 13 (33.33%) SolarWinds
5 12 (30.77%) Fortinet
5 12 (30.77%) Juniper
6 11 (28.21%) BMC
6 11 (28.21%) Riverbed
7 7 (17.95%) HP
8 6 (15.38%) BT
9 5 (12.82%) Blue Coat
10 3 (7.69%) Citrix
11 2 (5.13%) ScanSafe
11 2 (5.13%) CA
12 1 (2.56%) VMware
12 1 (2.56%) McAfee
12 1 (2.56%) Microsoft
12 1 (2.56%) Oracle
12 1 (2.56%) Motorola
12 1 (2.56%) webMethods
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