The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for knowledge and experience of CheckPoint products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited CheckPoint over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
CheckPoint
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 48 51 47
Rank change year-on-year +3 -4  
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 11 7 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.69% 1.09% 2.19%
As % of the Vendors category 3.64% 2.35% 4.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 14
Median daily rate £363 £353 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.83% -15.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £362 £235 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £471 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year -5.40% -22.10%  

CheckPoint is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 302 298 340
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 46.53% 46.20% 46.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 158 192
Median daily rate £375 £366 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% -2.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £190 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 18 18
Median hourly rate £14.63 £12.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.87% -17.24%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.00 £6.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £22.50 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

CheckPoint
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing CheckPoint as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for CheckPoint in Birmingham

CheckPoint
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing CheckPoint in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for CheckPoint in Birmingham

CheckPoint
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing CheckPoint in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for CheckPoint in Birmingham

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for CheckPoint.

1 21 (95.45%) Cisco
2 20 (90.91%) Firewall
3 19 (86.36%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (68.18%) Cisco ASA
5 13 (59.09%) F5
5 13 (59.09%) CCNP
6 12 (54.55%) WAN
7 11 (50.00%) Network Design
7 11 (50.00%) Juniper
7 11 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 10 (45.45%) CCNA
9 9 (40.91%) LAN
9 9 (40.91%) Wireless
10 8 (36.36%) VPN
11 6 (27.27%) BGP
11 6 (27.27%) Finance
11 6 (27.27%) Migration
11 6 (27.27%) Riverbed
11 6 (27.27%) Data Centre
11 6 (27.27%) Cisco Wireless
12 5 (22.73%) IP Telephony
12 5 (22.73%) CCDA
12 5 (22.73%) CCDP
13 4 (18.18%) VoIP
13 4 (18.18%) CSS
13 4 (18.18%) EIGRP
13 4 (18.18%) Nokia
13 4 (18.18%) OSPF
13 4 (18.18%) Load Balancing
13 4 (18.18%) Cisco PIX

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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 1 (4.55%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (90.91%) Firewall
2 15 (68.18%) Cisco ASA
3 12 (54.55%) WAN
4 11 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 9 (40.91%) LAN
5 9 (40.91%) Wireless
6 8 (36.36%) VPN
7 6 (27.27%) BGP
7 6 (27.27%) Cisco Wireless
8 5 (22.73%) IP Telephony
9 4 (18.18%) Cisco PIX
9 4 (18.18%) DMVPN
9 4 (18.18%) EIGRP
9 4 (18.18%) OSPF
9 4 (18.18%) Unified Communications
9 4 (18.18%) VoIP
10 3 (13.64%) MPLS
11 1 (4.55%) FabricPath
11 1 (4.55%) Network Security
11 1 (4.55%) SSL
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (27.27%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Banking
2 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (86.36%) Network Engineer
2 12 (54.55%) Cisco Engineer
2 12 (54.55%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Migration Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Juniper Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Network Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Principal Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Principal Network Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Business Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) LAN Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Lead Network Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Network Implementation Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Service Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Service Transition Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Technical Project Manager
5 1 (4.55%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Windows
1 1 (4.55%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) Network Design
2 6 (27.27%) Migration
3 4 (18.18%) Load Balancing
3 4 (18.18%) Network Management
3 4 (18.18%) Service Delivery
4 2 (9.09%) ITIL
4 2 (9.09%) PRINCE
5 1 (4.55%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (4.55%) Data Analysis
5 1 (4.55%) Identity Management
5 1 (4.55%) Network Segmentation
5 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2
5 1 (4.55%) Problem Management
5 1 (4.55%) Programme Management
5 1 (4.55%) Project Management
5 1 (4.55%) Service Design
Qualifications
1 19 (86.36%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (59.09%) CCNP
3 10 (45.45%) CCNA
4 5 (22.73%) CCDA
4 5 (22.73%) CCDP
5 4 (18.18%) CCVP
6 3 (13.64%) CCIE
6 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
6 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
7 1 (4.55%) CCSA
7 1 (4.55%) CISM
7 1 (4.55%) CISSP
7 1 (4.55%) Degree
7 1 (4.55%) PMI Certification
7 1 (4.55%) PMP
Vendors
1 21 (95.45%) Cisco
2 13 (59.09%) F5
3 11 (50.00%) Juniper
4 6 (27.27%) Riverbed
5 4 (18.18%) Nokia
5 4 (18.18%) SolarWinds
6 3 (13.64%) EqualLogic
7 1 (4.55%) Fortinet
7 1 (4.55%) Palo Alto
7 1 (4.55%) VMware