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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
CheckPoint
Rank 106 103 83
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -20
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 42 17 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.30% 0.67% 1.66%
As % of the Vendors category 2.82% 1.51% 3.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 14
Median daily rate £350 £306 £316
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -3.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £226 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £371 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £45.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £39.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-14.55% -1.25%
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
1488 1126 1274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 46.03% 44.38% 49.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 806 537 600
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £588 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 79 100
Median hourly rate £17.12 £15.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.13% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £31.55 £29.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.00

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 -18 15 £405 +34.83%
Birmingham -5 10 £475 +52.00% 4
Staffordshire -2 4 - -
Worcestershire - 3 £350 -
Solihull +1 1 - - 3
Herefordshire - 1 £450 -
Warwickshire - 1 £325 -
Coventry - 1 - -
CheckPoint
England

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 81 (95.29%) Cisco
2 74 (87.06%) Firewall
3 53 (62.35%) Cisco Certification
4 46 (54.12%) Juniper
4 46 (54.12%) OSPF
5 41 (48.24%) CCNP
5 41 (48.24%) F5
6 37 (43.53%) Fortinet
7 36 (42.35%) WAN
8 35 (41.18%) BGP
9 34 (40.00%) LAN
10 33 (38.82%) CCNA
11 29 (34.12%) Cisco Nexus
11 29 (34.12%) Network Monitoring
12 27 (31.76%) Load Balancing
12 27 (31.76%) BIG-IP
13 24 (28.24%) Security Cleared
13 24 (28.24%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 23 (27.06%) Nokia
15 22 (25.88%) Network Management
16 21 (24.71%) SolarWinds
16 21 (24.71%) BMC
17 20 (23.53%) CSS
17 20 (23.53%) Riverbed
17 20 (23.53%) Cisco ASA
18 19 (22.35%) SC Cleared
18 19 (22.35%) ITIL
18 19 (22.35%) OPNET
19 18 (21.18%) Network Security
19 18 (21.18%) Data Centre

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 (7.06%) Exchange Server 2010
1 6 (7.06%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.35%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (3.53%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.18%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 74 (87.06%) Firewall
2 46 (54.12%) OSPF
3 36 (42.35%) WAN
4 35 (41.18%) BGP
5 34 (40.00%) LAN
6 29 (34.12%) Cisco Nexus
7 27 (31.76%) BIG-IP
8 24 (28.24%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 20 (23.53%) Cisco ASA
10 18 (21.18%) Network Security
11 17 (20.00%) Wireless
12 11 (12.94%) VPN
13 10 (11.76%) Wi-Fi
14 9 (10.59%) DHCP
15 8 (9.41%) VLAN
15 8 (9.41%) VoIP
16 6 (7.06%) DNS
16 6 (7.06%) WLAN
17 5 (5.88%) MPLS
17 5 (5.88%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.18%) MySQL
2 1 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (1.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (8.24%) Finance
2 1 (1.18%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 46 (54.12%) Network Engineer
2 26 (30.59%) Cisco Engineer
2 26 (30.59%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 12 (14.12%) Network Support
3 12 (14.12%) Support Engineer
4 11 (12.94%) Network Support Engineer
5 9 (10.59%) Network Specialist
6 7 (8.24%) Monitoring Engineer
6 7 (8.24%) Monitoring Specialist
6 7 (8.24%) Network Monitoring Engineer
6 7 (8.24%) Network Monitoring Specialist
7 6 (7.06%) Consultant
7 6 (7.06%) Design Engineer
8 5 (5.88%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
8 5 (5.88%) Cisco Support
8 5 (5.88%) Cisco Support Engineer
8 5 (5.88%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
8 5 (5.88%) Network Design Engineer
8 5 (5.88%) Wireless Engineer
8 5 (5.88%) Wireless Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (23.53%) CSS
2 5 (5.88%) Middleware
3 2 (2.35%) 802.1X
4 1 (1.18%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 18 (21.18%) Data Centre
2 13 (15.29%) User Experience
3 8 (9.41%) Visualisation
4 3 (3.53%) Blackberry
4 3 (3.53%) CESG
4 3 (3.53%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.53%) Fat Client
4 3 (3.53%) PDA
4 3 (3.53%) Thin Client
5 2 (2.35%) CMDB
5 2 (2.35%) e-Health
6 1 (1.18%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.18%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.18%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.18%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 12 (14.12%) Windows
2 11 (12.94%) Windows Server
3 4 (4.71%) Linux
3 4 (4.71%) Solaris
3 4 (4.71%) Unix
3 4 (4.71%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (4.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (3.53%) SUSE
5 1 (1.18%) Windows 2000
5 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (34.12%) Network Monitoring
2 27 (31.76%) Load Balancing
3 22 (25.88%) Network Management
4 19 (22.35%) ITIL
5 17 (20.00%) ITIL V3
6 16 (18.82%) Network Design
7 13 (15.29%) Continuous Improvement
7 13 (15.29%) Network Architecture
8 11 (12.94%) Performance Monitoring
9 5 (5.88%) People Management
9 5 (5.88%) Process Improvement
10 4 (4.71%) Project Management
10 4 (4.71%) Root Cause Analysis
10 4 (4.71%) Service Delivery
11 3 (3.53%) Change Management
11 3 (3.53%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
11 3 (3.53%) PRINCE2
11 3 (3.53%) Requirements Analysis
11 3 (3.53%) Service Management
11 3 (3.53%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.35%) PowerShell
1 2 (2.35%) Python
1 2 (2.35%) Shell Script
1 2 (2.35%) Tcl
2 1 (1.18%) Java
2 1 (1.18%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.18%) PHP
2 1 (1.18%) SQL
Qualifications
1 53 (62.35%) Cisco Certification
2 41 (48.24%) CCNP
3 33 (38.82%) CCNA
4 24 (28.24%) Security Cleared
5 19 (22.35%) SC Cleared
6 11 (12.94%) CCDP
7 10 (11.76%) CCIE
8 5 (5.88%) CCDA
8 5 (5.88%) CCSA
8 5 (5.88%) JNCIA
9 4 (4.71%) JNCIP
10 3 (3.53%) Degree
10 3 (3.53%) PMI Certification
10 3 (3.53%) PMP
11 2 (2.35%) CCSE
11 2 (2.35%) JNCIS
12 1 (1.18%) CCVP
12 1 (1.18%) DV Cleared
12 1 (1.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (1.18%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.18%) GPG13
1 1 (1.18%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (7.06%) Active Directory
1 6 (7.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.53%) Hyper-V
2 3 (3.53%) Terminal Server
2 3 (3.53%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 19 (22.35%) OPNET
2 8 (9.41%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (3.53%) FortiGate
4 2 (2.35%) CA Spectrum
4 2 (2.35%) Cisco LMS
5 1 (1.18%) ArcSight ESM
5 1 (1.18%) Cacti
5 1 (1.18%) Nagios
5 1 (1.18%) OpenView
5 1 (1.18%) SmokePing
Vendors
1 81 (95.29%) Cisco
2 46 (54.12%) Juniper
3 41 (48.24%) F5
4 37 (43.53%) Fortinet
5 23 (27.06%) Nokia
6 21 (24.71%) BMC
6 21 (24.71%) SolarWinds
7 20 (23.53%) Riverbed
8 10 (11.76%) HP
8 10 (11.76%) Palo Alto
9 9 (10.59%) VMware
10 7 (8.24%) Aruba
10 7 (8.24%) Intel Security
10 7 (8.24%) Remedy
11 6 (7.06%) Avaya
11 6 (7.06%) Dell
12 5 (5.88%) Citrix
12 5 (5.88%) Microsoft
13 4 (4.71%) Blue Coat
13 4 (4.71%) Meraki