The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the West Midlands region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CheckPoint
Rank 88 86 88
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 33 19 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.39% 0.97% 0.79%
As % of the Vendors category 2.80% 2.08% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 11 8
Average daily rate
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£313 £300 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +22.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £224 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £363 £312
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £16.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+127.27% -42.10%
Vendors Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1177 914 1107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 49.66% 46.49% 48.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 540 390 474
Average daily rate £325 £325 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £175 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 70 88
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +21.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.32 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
CheckPoint
England

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 - 22 £280 - 8
Staffordshire - 3 - -
Shropshire -5 2 £330 +6.45% 4
Solihull - 1 - -
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England

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 52 (78.79%) Firewall
2 50 (75.76%) Cisco
3 38 (57.58%) Cisco Certification
4 34 (51.52%) CCNP
5 27 (40.91%) WAN
6 22 (33.33%) F5
7 21 (31.82%) Juniper
8 20 (30.30%) LAN
8 20 (30.30%) Blue Coat
9 18 (27.27%) BIG-IP
9 18 (27.27%) Network Security
10 17 (25.76%) OSPF
11 16 (24.24%) MPLS
12 14 (21.21%) BGP
12 14 (21.21%) CCNA
12 14 (21.21%) Cisco Nexus
12 14 (21.21%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 13 (19.70%) Cisco ASA
13 13 (19.70%) Load Balancing
14 12 (18.18%) SC Cleared
14 12 (18.18%) Security Cleared
15 11 (16.67%) McAfee
16 10 (15.15%) Fortinet
17 9 (13.64%) VPN
17 9 (13.64%) UNIX
17 9 (13.64%) CSS
18 8 (12.12%) Linux
18 8 (12.12%) VoIP
18 8 (12.12%) Clustering
18 8 (12.12%) DMVPN

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 6 (9.09%) CMS
2 2 (3.03%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (7.58%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.03%) MS Project
3 1 (1.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 52 (78.79%) Firewall
2 27 (40.91%) WAN
3 20 (30.30%) LAN
4 18 (27.27%) BIG-IP
4 18 (27.27%) Network Security
5 17 (25.76%) OSPF
6 16 (24.24%) MPLS
7 14 (21.21%) BGP
7 14 (21.21%) Cisco Nexus
7 14 (21.21%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 13 (19.70%) Cisco ASA
9 9 (13.64%) VPN
10 8 (12.12%) VoIP
10 8 (12.12%) DMVPN
11 7 (10.61%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 6 (9.09%) TCP/IP
13 5 (7.58%) Internet
13 5 (7.58%) Junos
14 4 (6.06%) Nortel Meridian
14 4 (6.06%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.52%) Oracle OWB
General
1 7 (10.61%) Finance
2 5 (7.58%) Banking
3 3 (4.55%) Investment Banking
3 3 (4.55%) Financial Institution
3 3 (4.55%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.52%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (39.39%) Network Engineer
2 13 (19.70%) Firewall Engineer
3 9 (13.64%) Implementation Engineer
4 7 (10.61%) Network Support Engineer
4 7 (10.61%) Network Support
4 7 (10.61%) Support Engineer
4 7 (10.61%) Design Engineer
5 6 (9.09%) Network Implementation Engineer
6 5 (7.58%) Programme Manager
6 5 (7.58%) Analyst
6 5 (7.58%) Network Design Engineer
6 5 (7.58%) Cisco Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) Consultant
7 4 (6.06%) Data Analyst
8 3 (4.55%) Security Consultant
8 3 (4.55%) Network Analyst
8 3 (4.55%) Voice Analyst
8 3 (4.55%) NHS Programme Manager
9 2 (3.03%) Data Network Analyst
9 2 (3.03%) Network Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (13.64%) CSS
2 2 (3.03%) XML
3 1 (1.52%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.12%) Clustering
2 4 (6.06%) NHS
3 1 (1.52%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (13.64%) UNIX
2 8 (12.12%) Linux
3 7 (10.61%) Windows
4 6 (9.09%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (19.70%) Load Balancing
2 7 (10.61%) Network Design
2 7 (10.61%) Incident Management
3 6 (9.09%) WAN Optimisation
3 6 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
4 5 (7.58%) ITIL
4 5 (7.58%) Service Management
5 4 (6.06%) Service Delivery
5 4 (6.06%) PRINCE2
5 4 (6.06%) Programme Management
5 4 (6.06%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (6.06%) Network Management
6 3 (4.55%) Problem Management
6 3 (4.55%) Low Latency
6 3 (4.55%) Ultra-Low Latency
6 3 (4.55%) E-Commerce
7 2 (3.03%) Change Management
7 2 (3.03%) Migration
7 2 (3.03%) Project Management
7 2 (3.03%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.61%) Perl
1 7 (10.61%) Tcl
2 2 (3.03%) Java
2 2 (3.03%) SQL
Qualifications
1 38 (57.58%) Cisco Certification
2 34 (51.52%) CCNP
3 14 (21.21%) CCNA
4 12 (18.18%) SC Cleared
4 12 (18.18%) Security Cleared
5 6 (9.09%) CCDP
6 5 (7.58%) Check Point Certification
6 5 (7.58%) CCSA
7 2 (3.03%) Degree
8 1 (1.52%) CCIE
8 1 (1.52%) CCVP
8 1 (1.52%) CCSE
8 1 (1.52%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (1.52%) JNCIS
8 1 (1.52%) PMP
8 1 (1.52%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.52%) ISEB
8 1 (1.52%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.03%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.52%) GPG13
2 1 (1.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (1.52%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.52%) Snort
1 1 (1.52%) Squid
Systems Management
1 5 (7.58%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 50 (75.76%) Cisco
2 22 (33.33%) F5
3 21 (31.82%) Juniper
4 20 (30.30%) Blue Coat
5 11 (16.67%) McAfee
6 10 (15.15%) Fortinet
7 7 (10.61%) BT
7 7 (10.61%) Avaya
8 6 (9.09%) Nokia
9 4 (6.06%) Sourcefire
9 4 (6.06%) Nortel
9 4 (6.06%) Verint
10 2 (3.03%) Foundry
10 2 (3.03%) Microsoft
10 2 (3.03%) TOWER Software
10 2 (3.03%) webMethods
10 2 (3.03%) Websense
11 1 (1.52%) Remedy
11 1 (1.52%) Sun
11 1 (1.52%) Citrix
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