The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 April 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
England / West Midlands
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 92 108 58
Rank change year-on-year +16 -50  
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 20 26 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.92% 0.90% 2.76%
As % of the Vendors category 2.23% 1.84% 5.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 48
Median daily rate £369 £375 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.66% +8.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £300 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £400 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year +6.66% +4.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £57.00 £35.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +60.56% -11.25%  

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 the West Midlands.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 897 1411 1358
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 41.28% 49.01% 50.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 531 744 751
Median daily rate £400 £388 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +7.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £501 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 42 85
Median hourly rate £18.00 £12.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.00% -44.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £9.79 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £22.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +8.33%  

CheckPoint
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 the West Midlands

CheckPoint
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CheckPoint in the West Midlands

CheckPoint
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CheckPoint 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 28 April 2017. 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 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
Birmingham +12 11 £363 -
Shropshire +20 4 £450 +18.42%
Warwickshire +13 1 £375 - 1
Staffordshire -3 1 - - 1
Coventry - 1 £388 - 1
Solihull - 1 - -
CheckPoint
England

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for CheckPoint.

1 46 (70.77%) Firewall
2 44 (67.69%) Cisco
3 27 (41.54%) Cisco ASA
4 25 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (30.77%) WAN
6 19 (29.23%) CCNP
6 19 (29.23%) F5
7 18 (27.69%) Fortinet
7 18 (27.69%) SC Cleared
7 18 (27.69%) Security Cleared
7 18 (27.69%) OSPF
8 16 (24.62%) Juniper
8 16 (24.62%) Finance
8 16 (24.62%) Network Design
8 16 (24.62%) Cisco Nexus
9 15 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
9 15 (23.08%) BGP
10 13 (20.00%) VPN
10 13 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 13 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
11 12 (18.46%) Aruba
11 12 (18.46%) Data Centre
11 12 (18.46%) Wireless
11 12 (18.46%) Blue Coat
11 12 (18.46%) LAN
11 12 (18.46%) Oracle
12 11 (16.92%) ITIL
12 11 (16.92%) Load Balancing
13 10 (15.38%) Network Security
13 10 (15.38%) Mentoring

CheckPoint
Co-occurring 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 3 (4.62%) OpenStack
2 2 (3.08%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.54%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (4.62%) assyst
2 2 (3.08%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 15 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.08%) IaaS
4 1 (1.54%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 46 (70.77%) Firewall
2 27 (41.54%) Cisco ASA
3 20 (30.77%) WAN
4 18 (27.69%) OSPF
5 16 (24.62%) Cisco Nexus
6 15 (23.08%) BGP
7 13 (20.00%) VPN
8 12 (18.46%) LAN
8 12 (18.46%) Wireless
9 10 (15.38%) Network Security
10 8 (12.31%) VoIP
11 6 (9.23%) Cisco Wireless
11 6 (9.23%) DMVPN
11 6 (9.23%) MPLS
12 5 (7.69%) SSL
13 4 (6.15%) Cisco PIX
13 4 (6.15%) DHCP
13 4 (6.15%) DNS
13 4 (6.15%) EIGRP
13 4 (6.15%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.62%) MySQL
2 2 (3.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 16 (24.62%) Finance
2 1 (1.54%) Banking
2 1 (1.54%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 35 (53.85%) Network Engineer
2 11 (16.92%) Cisco Engineer
2 11 (16.92%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 8 (12.31%) Implementation Engineer
3 8 (12.31%) Network Implementation Engineer
3 8 (12.31%) Project Manager
4 7 (10.77%) Design Engineer
4 7 (10.77%) Network Design Engineer
5 4 (6.15%) Firewall Engineer
5 4 (6.15%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 4 (6.15%) Security Engineer
6 3 (4.62%) Agile Project Manager
6 3 (4.62%) Analyst
6 3 (4.62%) Architect
6 3 (4.62%) Juniper Engineer
6 3 (4.62%) Migration Engineer
6 3 (4.62%) Network Manager
6 3 (4.62%) Network Security Engineer
6 3 (4.62%) Principal Engineer
6 3 (4.62%) Principal Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.69%) CSS
1 5 (7.69%) XML
2 3 (4.62%) .NET
2 3 (4.62%) SOAP
3 1 (1.54%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.54%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 12 (18.46%) Data Centre
2 6 (9.23%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.62%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (1.54%) CESG
4 1 (1.54%) CMDB
4 1 (1.54%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.54%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.15%) Linux
1 4 (6.15%) Windows
2 3 (4.62%) Unix
3 1 (1.54%) Solaris
3 1 (1.54%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (24.62%) Network Design
2 13 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (16.92%) ITIL
3 11 (16.92%) Load Balancing
4 10 (15.38%) Mentoring
5 9 (13.85%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (13.85%) Migration
5 9 (13.85%) Project Management
6 7 (10.77%) Incident Management
6 7 (10.77%) Network Management
7 5 (7.69%) Problem Management
7 5 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (7.69%) Service Management
8 4 (6.15%) ITIL V3
8 4 (6.15%) Project Governance
9 3 (4.62%) Coaching
9 3 (4.62%) Data Protection
9 3 (4.62%) PRINCE2
9 3 (4.62%) Security Operations
9 3 (4.62%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.77%) PowerShell
2 5 (7.69%) Python
2 5 (7.69%) SQL
3 2 (3.08%) C
3 2 (3.08%) Java
4 1 (1.54%) Perl
4 1 (1.54%) Prolog
Qualifications
1 25 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (29.23%) CCNP
3 18 (27.69%) SC Cleared
3 18 (27.69%) Security Cleared
4 10 (15.38%) CCNA
5 4 (6.15%) CCDP
5 4 (6.15%) CCIE
6 3 (4.62%) CCDA
6 3 (4.62%) CISM
6 3 (4.62%) CISSP
7 2 (3.08%) CCVP
7 2 (3.08%) CISA
8 1 (1.54%) CCSA
8 1 (1.54%) CCSE
8 1 (1.54%) Degree
8 1 (1.54%) JNCIA
8 1 (1.54%) JNCIP
8 1 (1.54%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.54%) PMP
System Software
1 1 (1.54%) Hyper-V
1 1 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (3.08%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.54%) BladeLogic
2 1 (1.54%) Forum Sentry
2 1 (1.54%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 44 (67.69%) Cisco
2 19 (29.23%) F5
3 18 (27.69%) Fortinet
4 16 (24.62%) Juniper
5 12 (18.46%) Aruba
5 12 (18.46%) Blue Coat
5 12 (18.46%) Oracle
6 9 (13.85%) Riverbed
7 6 (9.23%) Intel Security
7 6 (9.23%) VMware
8 5 (7.69%) Palo Alto
9 4 (6.15%) BMC
9 4 (6.15%) HP
9 4 (6.15%) Microsoft
9 4 (6.15%) Remedy
9 4 (6.15%) SolarWinds
10 3 (4.62%) EqualLogic
10 3 (4.62%) IBM
11 2 (3.08%) Nokia
11 2 (3.08%) TOWER Software