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 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CheckPoint
Rank 80 82 87
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +5
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 44 25 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.74% 1.19% 1.16%
As % of the Vendors category 3.48% 2.74% 2.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 12 7
Average daily rate
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£316 £348 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.99% +73.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £253 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £445 £312
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 9
Average hourly rate - - £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 £31.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+3.96% +1.61%
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
1266 912 1083
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 50.10% 43.26% 46.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 603 469 519
Average daily rate £330 £335 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.49% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 52 94
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +2.70%

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 17 September 2014.

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 17 September 2014. 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 +12 18 £313 -3.10% 5
Shropshire -7 14 £320 -11.72% 1
Warwickshire -13 1 £325 -22.38% 3
Worcestershire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
CheckPoint
England

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 58 (84.06%) Firewall
2 55 (79.71%) Cisco
3 42 (60.87%) Cisco Certification
4 35 (50.72%) CCNP
5 32 (46.38%) F5
6 31 (44.93%) Juniper
7 23 (33.33%) OSPF
8 22 (31.88%) CCNA
8 22 (31.88%) BIG-IP
9 21 (30.43%) Load Balancing
9 21 (30.43%) Security Cleared
9 21 (30.43%) BGP
10 19 (27.54%) Network Security
10 19 (27.54%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 18 (26.09%) Nokia
12 17 (24.64%) ITIL
12 17 (24.64%) Cisco Nexus
12 17 (24.64%) Network Management
12 17 (24.64%) SC Cleared
13 16 (23.19%) CSS
13 16 (23.19%) Blue Coat
14 15 (21.74%) Fortinet
14 15 (21.74%) WAN
15 13 (18.84%) LAN
16 12 (17.39%) MPLS
16 12 (17.39%) Network Monitoring
17 11 (15.94%) Riverbed
17 11 (15.94%) SolarWinds
17 11 (15.94%) BMC
17 11 (15.94%) OPNET

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 3 (4.35%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.45%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (7.25%) MS Visio
2 3 (4.35%) MS Project
3 1 (1.45%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 58 (84.06%) Firewall
2 23 (33.33%) OSPF
3 22 (31.88%) BIG-IP
4 21 (30.43%) BGP
5 19 (27.54%) Network Security
5 19 (27.54%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 17 (24.64%) Cisco Nexus
7 15 (21.74%) WAN
8 13 (18.84%) LAN
9 12 (17.39%) MPLS
10 9 (13.04%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (11.59%) VPN
12 6 (8.70%) TCP/IP
13 5 (7.25%) Internet
13 5 (7.25%) Junos
13 5 (7.25%) BT 21CN
14 4 (5.80%) DMVPN
14 4 (5.80%) VoIP
15 3 (4.35%) Extranet
15 3 (4.35%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.90%) Oracle OWB
General
1 6 (8.70%) Finance
2 5 (7.25%) Banking
3 4 (5.80%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.35%) Investment Banking
4 3 (4.35%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.45%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (43.48%) Network Engineer
2 13 (18.84%) Firewall Engineer
3 7 (10.14%) Design Engineer
3 7 (10.14%) Network Support
3 7 (10.14%) Implementation Engineer
3 7 (10.14%) Network Specialist
3 7 (10.14%) Network Design Engineer
3 7 (10.14%) Network Implementation Engineer
4 6 (8.70%) Monitoring Specialist
4 6 (8.70%) Network Support Engineer
4 6 (8.70%) Support Engineer
5 4 (5.80%) Network Monitoring Engineer
5 4 (5.80%) Monitoring Engineer
5 4 (5.80%) Security Engineer
5 4 (5.80%) Consultant
5 4 (5.80%) Network Security Engineer
6 3 (4.35%) Security Consultant
6 3 (4.35%) Test Manager
6 3 (4.35%) Senior Network Engineer
7 2 (2.90%) NHS Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (23.19%) CSS
2 3 (4.35%) XML
2 3 (4.35%) Middleware
3 1 (1.45%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.49%) Visualisation
1 10 (14.49%) User Experience
2 8 (11.59%) Clustering
3 3 (4.35%) NHS
4 1 (1.45%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.45%) Statistics
4 1 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (14.49%) UNIX
2 8 (11.59%) Linux
3 6 (8.70%) Windows
3 6 (8.70%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (30.43%) Load Balancing
2 17 (24.64%) ITIL
2 17 (24.64%) Network Management
3 12 (17.39%) Network Monitoring
4 10 (14.49%) Network Architecture
5 7 (10.14%) Network Design
6 6 (8.70%) Risk Assessment
7 4 (5.80%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (5.80%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (5.80%) Incident Management
8 3 (4.35%) E-Commerce
8 3 (4.35%) PRINCE2
8 3 (4.35%) Service Management
8 3 (4.35%) Service Delivery
8 3 (4.35%) Low Latency
8 3 (4.35%) Ultra-Low Latency
8 3 (4.35%) Test Strategy
9 2 (2.90%) WAN Optimisation
9 2 (2.90%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (2.90%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.14%) Perl
1 7 (10.14%) Tcl
2 3 (4.35%) Java
2 3 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 42 (60.87%) Cisco Certification
2 35 (50.72%) CCNP
3 22 (31.88%) CCNA
4 21 (30.43%) Security Cleared
5 17 (24.64%) SC Cleared
6 5 (7.25%) Check Point Certification
6 5 (7.25%) CCSA
7 2 (2.90%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (2.90%) Degree
7 2 (2.90%) CCDP
7 2 (2.90%) ISEB
8 1 (1.45%) CCDA
8 1 (1.45%) CCIE
8 1 (1.45%) PMP
8 1 (1.45%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.45%) JNCIS
8 1 (1.45%) CCVP
8 1 (1.45%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.35%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.45%) GPG13
System Software
1 1 (1.45%) Squid
1 1 (1.45%) Snort
Systems Management
1 11 (15.94%) OPNET
Vendors
1 55 (79.71%) Cisco
2 32 (46.38%) F5
3 31 (44.93%) Juniper
4 18 (26.09%) Nokia
5 16 (23.19%) Blue Coat
6 15 (21.74%) Fortinet
7 11 (15.94%) Riverbed
7 11 (15.94%) SolarWinds
7 11 (15.94%) BMC
8 7 (10.14%) McAfee
9 6 (8.70%) BT
10 3 (4.35%) Microsoft
10 3 (4.35%) webMethods
10 3 (4.35%) Sourcefire
11 2 (2.90%) Foundry
11 2 (2.90%) Websense
11 2 (2.90%) HP
11 2 (2.90%) Citrix
11 2 (2.90%) Oracle
12 1 (1.45%) Nortel
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