Period
to 19 July 2018

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 6 months to 19 July 2018 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
6 months to
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 124 145 146
Rank change year-on-year +21 +1 -67
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 70 37 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.35% 0.84% 1.18%
As % of the Vendors category 2.99% 1.94% 2.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 27 34
West Midlands median daily rate £485 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.01% +6.00% +10.29%
10th Percentile £317 £356 £219
90th Percentile £550 £488 £551
England median daily rate £424 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.41% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £45.50
England median hourly rate £17.41 £57.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year -69.46% +47.10% -0.64%

CheckPoint is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in the West Midlands.

All Vendors
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 2,339 1,907 2,889
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 45.24% 43.38% 48.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,356 1,136 1,561
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £233 £228 £225
90th Percentile £575 £553 £525
England median daily rate £450 £438 £415
% change year-on-year +2.86% +5.42% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 80 85
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.80% +25.89% -18.18%
10th Percentile £10.78 £10.48 £9.59
90th Percentile £29.68 £45.25 £25.07
England median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +5.88% -2.86% -

CheckPoint
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing CheckPoint as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CheckPoint in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 19 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 19 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire +3 41 £530 +24.71% 3
Birmingham -15 15 £350 -6.67% 3
Coventry -10 5 £394 +1.74% 3
Warwickshire 0 2 £575 +58.62% 1
Solihull -10 1 - - 2
Worcestershire - 1 £550 - 2
CheckPoint
England

For the 6 months to 19 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing CheckPoint also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for CheckPoint.

1 59 (84.29%) Firewall
2 57 (81.43%) Cisco
3 45 (64.29%) Fortinet
4 40 (57.14%) Oracle
5 39 (55.71%) VPN
6 38 (54.29%) Microsoft Azure
7 37 (52.86%) Amazon AWS
8 36 (51.43%) Cisco ASA
8 36 (51.43%) Data Centre
9 35 (50.00%) FortiGate
9 35 (50.00%) WAN
10 34 (48.57%) Wireless
11 33 (47.14%) Network Design
11 33 (47.14%) McAfee
11 33 (47.14%) WAN Optimisation
12 31 (44.29%) Aruba
12 31 (44.29%) SC Cleared
12 31 (44.29%) Security Cleared
13 30 (42.86%) Nokia
14 19 (27.14%) Cisco Certification
15 16 (22.86%) CCNP
16 13 (18.57%) Coaching
17 12 (17.14%) HP
18 11 (15.71%) WAP
18 11 (15.71%) F5
19 10 (14.29%) Windows
20 9 (12.86%) CCIE
20 9 (12.86%) Juniper
20 9 (12.86%) Finance
21 8 (11.43%) 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 7 (10.00%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (2.86%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.43%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (1.43%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (7.14%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 38 (54.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 37 (52.86%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.86%) Office 365
4 1 (1.43%) Akamai
4 1 (1.43%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 59 (84.29%) Firewall
2 39 (55.71%) VPN
3 36 (51.43%) Cisco ASA
4 35 (50.00%) WAN
5 34 (48.57%) Wireless
6 6 (8.57%) BGP
6 6 (8.57%) MPLS
7 4 (5.71%) Internet
8 3 (4.29%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (4.29%) LAN
8 3 (4.29%) OSPF
8 3 (4.29%) SSL
9 2 (2.86%) Cisco Firepower
9 2 (2.86%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (2.86%) Sourcefire
10 1 (1.43%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 1 (1.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 1 (1.43%) HSRP
10 1 (1.43%) NetScaler
10 1 (1.43%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.71%) Oracle OWB
2 3 (4.29%) Oracle Reports
General
1 9 (12.86%) Finance
2 2 (2.86%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 45 (64.29%) Network Engineer
2 30 (42.86%) Design Engineer
2 30 (42.86%) Implementation Engineer
2 30 (42.86%) Network Design Engineer
2 30 (42.86%) Network Implementation Engineer
3 18 (25.71%) Cisco Engineer
3 18 (25.71%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 18 (25.71%) Firewall Engineer
4 17 (24.29%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 16 (22.86%) Cisco Design Engineer
5 16 (22.86%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
5 16 (22.86%) Cloud Engineer
6 7 (10.00%) Security Engineer
6 7 (10.00%) Test Manager
7 4 (5.71%) Architect
7 4 (5.71%) Senior Network Engineer
8 3 (4.29%) Designer
8 3 (4.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (4.29%) Network Architect
8 3 (4.29%) Network Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (15.71%) WAP
2 7 (10.00%) XML
3 1 (1.43%) OAuth
3 1 (1.43%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 36 (51.43%) Data Centre
2 5 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.43%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (1.43%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.43%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.43%) PKI
3 1 (1.43%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 10 (14.29%) Windows
2 7 (10.00%) Unix
3 3 (4.29%) Linux
4 2 (2.86%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.43%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (47.14%) Network Design
1 33 (47.14%) WAN Optimisation
2 13 (18.57%) Coaching
3 8 (11.43%) Mentoring
4 7 (10.00%) Planning and Forecasting
4 7 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
4 7 (10.00%) SDLC
4 7 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (10.00%) Test Strategy
5 5 (7.14%) Information Security
5 5 (7.14%) Infrastructure Management
5 5 (7.14%) Workflow
6 4 (5.71%) Migration
6 4 (5.71%) Problem Management
6 4 (5.71%) Remote Infrastructure Management
6 4 (5.71%) System Integration Testing
7 3 (4.29%) Network Load Balancing
7 3 (4.29%) Network Packet Analysis
7 3 (4.29%) Test Automation
7 3 (4.29%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.00%) Java
1 7 (10.00%) SQL
2 1 (1.43%) C
2 1 (1.43%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 31 (44.29%) SC Cleared
1 31 (44.29%) Security Cleared
2 19 (27.14%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (22.86%) CCNP
4 9 (12.86%) CCIE
5 6 (8.57%) CCNA
6 5 (7.14%) CISSP
7 4 (5.71%) ISEB
7 4 (5.71%) ISEB Practitioner
8 3 (4.29%) Check Point Certification
9 2 (2.86%) CEH
9 2 (2.86%) CISM
10 1 (1.43%) CCSA
10 1 (1.43%) CCSE
10 1 (1.43%) CISA
10 1 (1.43%) DBS Check
10 1 (1.43%) Degree
10 1 (1.43%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.71%) GDPR
1 4 (5.71%) SLA
2 1 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.43%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.43%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (4.29%) Active Directory
1 3 (4.29%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (2.86%) vCloud
3 1 (1.43%) BitLocker
3 1 (1.43%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 35 (50.00%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.43%) SCCM
Vendors
1 57 (81.43%) Cisco
2 45 (64.29%) Fortinet
3 40 (57.14%) Oracle
4 33 (47.14%) McAfee
5 31 (44.29%) Aruba
6 30 (42.86%) Nokia
7 12 (17.14%) HP
8 11 (15.71%) F5
9 9 (12.86%) Juniper
10 7 (10.00%) IBM
10 7 (10.00%) Microsoft
10 7 (10.00%) webMethods
11 4 (5.71%) VMware
12 3 (4.29%) Blue Coat
12 3 (4.29%) BMC
12 3 (4.29%) TippingPoint
13 2 (2.86%) EMC
14 1 (1.43%) Adobe
14 1 (1.43%) Citrix
14 1 (1.43%) NetApp