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 28 June 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.

CheckPoint
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 59 25
Rank change year-on-year +7 -34  
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 5 13 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.78% 1.61% 6.34%
As % of the Vendors category 1.70% 2.95% 13.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 33
Median daily rate £475 £325 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +46.15% -4.41%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £169 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £575 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -6.25% +45.45%  

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 294 440 342
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 46.01% 54.46% 47.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 338 482 408
Median daily rate £400 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +10.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £201 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year +6.66% +4.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 16 48
Median hourly rate £14.22 £11.80 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.46% -45.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.25 £10.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.81 £13.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £18.07
% change year-on-year -16.66% +16.21%  

CheckPoint
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing CheckPoint as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing CheckPoint in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for CheckPoint in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 15 (93.75%) Cisco
1 15 (93.75%) Firewall
2 11 (68.75%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (62.50%) CCNP
3 10 (62.50%) Cisco ASA
3 10 (62.50%) Cisco Nexus
4 9 (56.25%) Wireless
5 8 (50.00%) WAN
5 8 (50.00%) F5
5 8 (50.00%) Network Design
6 7 (43.75%) Migration
7 6 (37.50%) Finance
7 6 (37.50%) Riverbed
7 6 (37.50%) Cisco Wireless
8 5 (31.25%) VPN
8 5 (31.25%) CCNA
8 5 (31.25%) LAN
9 4 (25.00%) SolarWinds
10 3 (18.75%) EqualLogic
10 3 (18.75%) Network Management
10 3 (18.75%) DMVPN
10 3 (18.75%) Load Balancing
10 3 (18.75%) OSPF
10 3 (18.75%) Juniper
10 3 (18.75%) CCIE
10 3 (18.75%) BGP
10 3 (18.75%) EIGRP
11 2 (12.50%) VMware
11 2 (12.50%) Internet
11 2 (12.50%) Network Security

CheckPoint
Co-occurring 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (93.75%) Firewall
2 10 (62.50%) Cisco ASA
2 10 (62.50%) Cisco Nexus
3 9 (56.25%) Wireless
4 8 (50.00%) WAN
5 6 (37.50%) Cisco Wireless
6 5 (31.25%) LAN
6 5 (31.25%) VPN
7 3 (18.75%) BGP
7 3 (18.75%) DMVPN
7 3 (18.75%) EIGRP
7 3 (18.75%) OSPF
8 2 (12.50%) Internet
8 2 (12.50%) Network Security
9 1 (6.25%) DNS
9 1 (6.25%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 1 (6.25%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
General
1 6 (37.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (62.50%) Network Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) Cisco Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Migration Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Technical Design Authority
5 1 (6.25%) Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Firewall Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Implementation Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Lead Network Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Network Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Network Design Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Network Implementation Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Security Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Service Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Service Transition Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Transition Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Network Design
2 7 (43.75%) Migration
3 3 (18.75%) Load Balancing
3 3 (18.75%) Network Management
4 1 (6.25%) ITIL
4 1 (6.25%) PRINCE
4 1 (6.25%) Problem Management
4 1 (6.25%) Project Management
4 1 (6.25%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (68.75%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (62.50%) CCNP
3 5 (31.25%) CCNA
4 3 (18.75%) CCIE
5 1 (6.25%) CCSA
5 1 (6.25%) CCSE
5 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
5 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 15 (93.75%) Cisco
2 8 (50.00%) F5
3 6 (37.50%) Riverbed
4 4 (25.00%) SolarWinds
5 3 (18.75%) EqualLogic
5 3 (18.75%) Juniper
6 2 (12.50%) VMware
7 1 (6.25%) Blue Coat
7 1 (6.25%) Fortinet
7 1 (6.25%) McAfee
7 1 (6.25%) Palo Alto